Past District Commander Fredrickson – Obituary

John L. Fredrickson 1946-2014 Past District 9 Commander John L. Fredrickson passed away on Monday, February 10, 2014. He was 67 years old. John served as District 9 Commander from 2007 to 2009 and also served as Commander of Rice Lake Post 2204. John was also an active member of the DAV and served as State Commander during 2012-2013. He was well liked by everyone who served with him. A visitation will be held at Appleyard’s home for Funerals in Rice Lake on Saturday, February 15th and a church service will be held on Sunday, February 16th at the Maranatha Evangelical Free Church also in Rice Lake. Final internment will be at the Spooner Veterans Cemetery at 2 p.m. Monday. A full obituary is attached Fredrickson Obit

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District 9 Supports the Veterans Home at Chippewa Falls

The first Christmas at the new Veterans Home at Chippewa Falls and for the residents there was made a little brighter by VFW of Wisconsin District 9. In October, the home’s Recreation Committee asked the resident committee members if they would like one Christmas party or several sponsored by the various organizations that comprise the Recreation Committee. Surprise! They decided to fit as many parties in as possible during the weeks before Christmas. Past District Commander Pete Breed volunteered to organize the District 9 event for Friday, December 6th and requested that District 9 Posts and Auxiliaries donate funds to the District earmarked for this special event. Eventually, 13 Posts and 11 Auxiliaries made donations totaling $2,065. This amount worked out fine since we planned to give each of the 72 residents a $20 gift card to use at Walmart as well as sponsor refreshments for residents and guests. In addition to the cash donations, Eau Claire Post 305 provided broasted chicken wings and Union Post 7232 provided meat and cheese trays. Pete and his wife Marge went shopping at … Continue reading

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