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Geraldine “GiGi” Doffing 02/16/2022

Geraldine “GiGi” Doffing 02/16/2022

Geraldine “GiGi” Doffing, nee Fredrickson, age 82 of New Richmond, WI, died on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, MN.  GiGi was born in Elko, MN at the family home. She was the oldest of seven children. She was raised in the Elko/New Market area and later attended school in Lakeville, MN.
She married her high school sweetheart, Theodore Ament, in 1956 and together they had five children (Laurie, Tim, Lisa, Linda and Lana). They later divorced.
Her working career consisted of everything from secretarial to baking biscuits at Hardees to taking care of Alzheimer’s patients.
GiGi was an avid sports fan (especially the MN Twins and MN Vikings), but she also loved birds, flowers, the deer that would visit her out her living room window and she loved to listen to music and sing. She was extremely proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was the proud grandmother to thirteen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and many step grandchildren and great-grandchildren (which she loved just the same).
She will be remembered for her daily phone calls to those she loved (and there were many). She always said “I call people so I don’t talk to myself.” She will also be remembered for her love, compassion, joyfulness and goofiness. She never wanted to miss a birthday party or get-together and if she couldn’t’ make it, she would always send a card. She would tell anyone that listened how proud she was of her family.
GiGi is survived by her children, Laurie Ament, Tim (Kim) Ament, Lisa (Dennis) Cunningham, Linda Ament and Lana Ament. Also her siblings, Jay (Bonnie) Fredrickson, Stan (Diane) Fredrickson, Angie Mack, David (Opal) Fredrickson. As well as her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death is her Father, Arthur Fredrickson, her Mother, Norma Fredrickson, brothers, Wayne and Jackie Fredrickson.
A Celebration of GiGi’s Life was held on Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 11 am – 2 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services 728 S Knowles Avenue New Richmond, WI 54017. There will also be a Celebration Picnic this summer because GiGi loved the warm weather and picnics!  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

4 Comments

  • Dave and Joyce Davis Posted February 17, 2022 8:49 pm

    So sorry to see this, what a lady. We have many memories of her as a great neighbor. In our thought and prayers.

  • Myrna Martin Posted February 19, 2022 9:19 pm

    Cousin Gigi was a joy to be around, she always seemed to have a smile on her face. My sincere condolences to her family. She joins the Great Fredrickson Reunion in Heaven.

  • Toni MacTavish Posted February 21, 2022 10:49 pm

    I am so sorry Geri. I wish we could have seen each other more, You were always a joy to be around. You were greatly loved by your family, that is a blessing. Goodbye old friend.

  • Angie Mack Posted February 22, 2022 6:02 pm

    This video was so beautifully done! It truly brought out the Sister I love so very much. The music was what she loved!

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