Mae T. Frederick of Louisville, Colo., age 99, passed away on April 8. She is loved and remembered by her four children, nine grandchildren, and four great-grand children. Daughter of Edward and Martha Schoeneberger, of Niles Center (now Skokie), Ill. She was the wife of the late Harold Frederick.
She is survived by her children, Steven Frederick (Kathy), Jan (David) Waltz, Sue (Stephen) Mundorff, and Cathy (John) McLaughlin, and her sister, Luella Smith. She was the proud grandmother of Michael, Jeff, Megan, Jenny, Kirsten, Allison, Patrick, Colin and Liam and great-grandmother of Oliver, Owen, Natalie, and Julia Mae. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; brothers Edward and Roger Schoeneberger; and sister Betty Wetendorf.
Mae attended Mundelein College and graduated from the American Academy of Arts in Chicago. She worked in the art department of the Chicago Sun-Times and at Goldblatt’s department store, creating fashion layout. Mae was featured in an article in the Chicago Daily Times focusing on the new “face of commuting women.” She served in the Women’s Army Corps for three years as a technical sergeant and was stationed stateside working on the Army newspaper and in the maps department.
She married Harold Frederick in 1947. They moved to Woodstock, Ill., in the early 1950s to raise their family and Labrador retrievers. Mae was a passionate artist and long-time member of the Northland Area Art League. She volunteered at the Woodstock Memorial Hospital and was active in the renovation of the Woodstock Opera House.
A celebration of life will be held on May 3, 1 p.m., at Crist Mortuary in Boulder, Colo. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Cancer Society or the Parkinson’s Foundation.