Catherine M. Fredrick
Johnsburg – Catherine M. Fredrick, age 78, of Johnsburg, died, Saturday, September 15, 2007, at Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry.
She was born December 14, 1928, in McHenry to Paul E. and Mathilda E. (Freund) Gerasch .
On April 24, 1948, Catherine married Richard W. Fredrick, who preceded her in death on May 21, 1990. They were married at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in McHenry.
She has been a Johnsburg resident since 1953. She worked at the McHenry Bakery and was a cashier at the Eagle store prior to working as a dispatcher for the McHenry Telephone Answering Service.
Catherine was a member of St. John the Baptist Church in Johnsburg. She participated in the P.T.A. at St. John’s school and was also a member of the Lady Foresters. She was an election judge for McHenry county for 41 years and she never missed an election.
She was an avid Bingo player and casino patron. Catherine also collected elephants.
She is survived by three children, Richard Fredrick of Gobles, MI, Mary (William) O’Brien of Johnsburg, and Mark Fredrick of Johnsburg; five grandchildren, Heather, Michael, Richard, Aaron, and Benjamin Fredrick; four great-grandchildren, Carlee, Kara, Damon, and Dillon; and a sister, Suzanne (Robert) Schmitt of Antioch.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; her parents; two sisters, Barbara Gerasch (March 8, 2001) and Mary Jane Gerasch (May 1, 1955); and two brothers, John “Jackie” Gerasch (1937) and Leo Gerasch (1955).
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Monday, September 17, 2007 at the George R. Justen & Son Funeral Home, 3519 W. Elm Street, McHenry, IL 60050.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 18, at St. John the Baptist Church, 2302 W. Church Street, Johnsburg. The Rev. Gerald Watt, C.R., will officiate.
Interment St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Johnsburg.
Memorials would be appreciated by the family to The Monarch Foundation, 5435 Bull Valley Road, Suite 304, McHenry, IL 60050
For information call the funeral home at 815-385-2400. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.justenfh.com.