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Arlene J. Fredricks

November 1, 1927 — October 23, 2022

Arlene Fredricks was born in Omaha, NE. She graduated from high school in Louisville, KY. In 1949, Arlene earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Primary Education from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

On May 28, 1950, Arlene married David L. Fredricks. They were truly partners through life for the next 66 years until David’s death in November 2016.

Arlene was an elementary teacher for a few years before she retired to raise her children, Alan, Terry and Betsy.

In the 1960s, Arlene and her husband, David started Fredricks Realty Company, a real estate sales brokerage and property management company. They later started BC Leasing Associates, a business equipment leasing company, which they ran until 2015.

In the 1980s, Arlene decided to continue her education and earned a Master’s Degree and, ultimately, a Doctorate Degree in Industrial Psychology. She put her education to work at the City of Omaha in the Human Resources Department and later at Boys Town. She was very proud of these accomplishments.

Arlene was active in community and social activities. She devoted substantial time with the National Council of Jewish Women on both the local and national level and served as president of both.

David and Arlene had an interest in aviation and became pilots. They enjoyed flying for a few years, each earning a pilot license.

Arlene enjoyed playing golf and traveling the world. She was an avid reader and researcher, which continued until late in her life when Alzheimer’s disease took over. She will be greatly missed by her entire family.

Arlene was preceded in death by her parents, Sydney and Anne Blotcky Fischer; step-mother, Vicki Fischer; husband, David Fredricks; son, Terry Fredricks; daughter, Betsy Levine; and grandson, Lee Fredricks. She is survived by her son, Alan (Ann) Fredricks; daughter-in-law, Sally Fredricks; son-in-law, Tom Levine; five grandchildren, Jason (Jennifer), Aaron, Tim, Jeff (Jill) and Claire (Rob); and nine great grandchildren, Colin, Sophia, David, Henry, Harrison, Theodore, Evelyn, Ella and William.

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Thursday, October 27, 2022

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

In lieu of flowers memorials to Temple Israel, Jewish Federation of Omaha or the Alzheimers Association.

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