Age 75 of St. Paul, MN
Passed away peacefully April 22, 2021
Jeanette lived life to its fullest, and everyone who was lucky enough to be her friend was along for the ride. She made every moment a time filled with food, laughter, and adventure. She loved music, art, theater, backyard parties, every holiday, and beautiful clothes. Most of all, she loved her daughter, Mandy. They had a rare and beautiful bond, forged in many challenges and a deep, abiding love. Jeanette grew up in Milwaukee, and attended Alverno College, the University of Minnesota, and the William Mitchell College of Law. She started her career as an art teacher and moved to Minneapolis to obtain a Master’s in deaf education, and then attended law school, which she had a long career in family law, eventually starting her own firm- Frederickson and Associates. She was always an entrepreneur, by buying and selling real estate over the years. She made art and authored books. Jeanette was a voracious reader and world traveler, with tales of venturesome trips including voyages around the Cape, Antarctica, Russia in the winter, cave diving in Mexico, and many others. She was the ultimate hostess, putting everyone at ease, always making us all laugh. She was a true friend, always there in times of joy and sorrow. Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents, Frank & Mary Koch; and sister, Carol. She is survived by daughter, Madelaine “Mandy”; sister, Elaine Fantin; nephews, Phillip & Joseph Fantin and Gordon & Steve Frederickson; brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Mark & Suzanne Frederickson; and many other loving family and friends. A private family service will be livestreamed via Zoom on Saturday, May 22nd, 1:00PM CST. Zoom meeting ID: 852 6291 5418 Passcode: traveler
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the PACER Center, Guthrie Theater, The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library, or Metro Deaf School.
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