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Lucille Marie Fredrick, 81, of Big Rapids

Lucille Marie Fredrick, 81, of Big Rapids, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at Evergreen Terrace, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born April 28, 1941, in Big Rapids, the daughter of Joseph and Leona (Heckathorn) Cousineau, and graduated from Big Rapids High School in 1959.

For several years, Lucy worked in the meat department at Giant Super Market in Big Rapids.  Later on, she earned her Respiratory Therapy Degree from Ferris State University, and worked in that field at Mecosta County General Hospital until retiring. 

Lucy was a longtime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, and also volunteered many hours at Eastwood Elementary School.  She also enjoyed travelling, but family time always came first.   

Lucy is survived by her son Rodney and his wife Erika of Big Rapids; granddaughter Leah and her husband Justin Sims; grandson Zac; honorary granddaughter Paris Curtiss; 2 sisters, Barbara Whipple and Betty (Thurl) Hartman; sister-in-law Maxine Cousineau; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her brother Jim Cousineau.   

Lucy’s family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at both Evergreen Terrace and Elara Caring for the loving care that was given to her!

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 29, 2022, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Big Rapids, with Pastor Adrian Eising officiating.  Friends may call at the church beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday.  Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Elara Caring.  Care and arrangements are entrusted to the Mohnke Funeral Home in Big Rapids. Share a memory or express condolences at


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Week of 1/30/23:

Big Rapids:

Tuesday 1/31:

   - Girls Bball v Cadillac - 7:00pm W 55-42

   - Boys BBall @ Cedar Springs - 7:00pm W 38-32

Wednesday 2/1:

   - Boys Wrestling v Central Montcalm - 5:00pm

Friday 2/3:

   - Girls Bball v Morely Stanwood - 6:00pm 

   - Boys Bball v Morely Stanwood - 7:30pm

   - Boys Hockey @ Petosky - 6:00pm

Saturday 2/4:

    - Boys Hockey v Mattawan - 1:30pm

    - Boys Wrestling @ Grant - TBD CSAA Tourney

Reed City: 

Tuesday 1/31:

   - Girls Bball v Manistee - 7:00pm  W 59-44

   - Boys Bball @ Manistee: W 47-42

Wednesday 2/1:

   - Boys Wrestling @ 131 Showdown - 5:30pm

Friday 1/27:

   - Girls BBall @ Howard City - 6:00pm

   - Boys BBall @ Howard City - 7:30pm


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