Harriet Frederiksen

July 6, 2018

obit Harriet Frederiksen obituary.finalSept. 22, 1927 – June 11, 2018

Harriet Frederiksen, age 90 of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, passed away June 11 at Creekside Inn.
The daughter of Harold and Katherine Bille, Har­riet was born Sept. 12, 1927 in Tyler. She married the love of her life, Glenn Frederiksen, Oct. 8, 1950 at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler. Over the 67 years that Harriet and Glenn were married, they lived in Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana, and Ida­ho. Harriet was very proud of her Danish heritage and was a devoted Lutheran throughout her life. She was a master gardener, avid reader, great dancer, and loved playing bridge, pinochle, and whist. Most of her career she worked in healthcare, and she was most proud of the many years she served as a nurse for Dr. Haas in Rapid City, South Dakota. She was an avid sports fan and basket­ball was her favorite sport to watch on TV, but she also loved the Seahawks and Mariners.
Harriet is survived by her three daughters—Lo­retta Pontier and husband Jim of Spirit Lake, Idaho, Janie Hirth of Helena, Montana, and Colleen Oli­ver and husband Leonard of Seattle, Washington; grandchildren Erika Whin­ihan, Derek Hirth, Kristen Diede, Jeffrey Oliver, Dana Frederiksen and Erin Hirth; great-grandchildren Marques Davis, Allison Diede, Evan Hirth, Dan­iel Diede, Laeyla Brooks, Cameron Hirth and Ellis Whinihan; and her brother Raymond “Ray” Bille.
Harriet was preceded in death by her husband Glenn, son Wayne Freder­iksen, brother Ernest Bille and sisters Ethel Faaborg, Lucile Taylor, Gladys Erick­son and Irene Hansen.
A memorial service, offi­ciated by Pastor Dan Fors­gren was held Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 812 N. 5th Street, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. English Funeral Chapel was entrusted with handling the arrange­ments. She was laid to rest by her husband at Wash­ington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake, Washington.