Frieda C. Carlson, age 78, of Fredonia, Wisconsin passed away peacefully with her family at her side at home Sunday, January 29, 2023.

She was born on May 31, 1944 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania; daughter of John and Pauline Sechrengost Marsinko.

After growing up in Johnstown, Frieda made her way to Wisconsin in 1975, soon after meeting her future husband Richard Carlson of Milwaukee.  They married on May 18, 1982 in Cedarburg.  From 1989 they would call Fredonia home.

She enjoyed working in sales and was always a people person.  While living in Cedarburg, Frieda operated the former Fritzy’s Country Saloon there until 1986.  Shortly thereafter, Frieda would open and operate the former Whatnot Shop on Franklin Street in Port Washington for a few years.  She really loved those years.

Considered a friend to many, Frieda was always a very social person. She had been an active volunteer with her husband for over 30 years at the Ozaukee County Fair in Cedarburg.  A kind and nurturing animal lover, Frieda had volunteered at the Ozaukee Humane Society in Grafton and Saukville over 20 years.  She was also an avid supporter of animal rescue.  She also loved time spent with family and friends in the Kettle Moraine; participating with the Crooked Lake Sports Club for many years.

Frieda is survived by her husband Richard, her children Aaron Carlson of Fillmore, Matthew (Sharmayne) Carlson of Fredonia, Jeffrey Carlson of Oshkosh and Melissa (Calvin) Timm of Appleton.  She is further survived by her grandchildren Stacy Carlson, Michael Carlson, Amber (Ed) Kidd, Zach Carlson and Casey Carlson, great-grandchildren Gabriella, Lyric, Lilliana and twins Aaron and Edward, her sister Ruth Halapia of Johnstown, PA, nieces, nephews, other relatives and her many friends.

Frieda is preceded in death by her sons Billy and John Carlson, her grandson Tyler Carlson and three brothers.

All are invited to gather to remember Frieda 11AM-3PM Saturday, February 4, 2023 at the Poole Funeral Home, 203 N. Wisconsin Street, Port Washington, WI.

Final interment will take place in Benshoff Hill Cemetery in Johnstown, PA with her sons.

Memorials appreciated.


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  1. Frieda was definitely one of a kind! Dennis and I are so honored to have been friends with her. We will miss her rhubarb pie and peach cobbler, but not nearly as much as we will miss her effervescent presence greatly. We so enjoyed all of the time we were able to spend with her and have many fabulous memories. I will always cherish the video I have of her on the motorized raft on Crooked Lake. My goodness, she laughed and giggled like a little girl!

    All of our love to the family

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