Josephine Mary Fooken
March 21, 1934 - July 25, 2022

Josephine Mary Fooken

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Josephine M. Fooken, age 88, of Fremont
Died Monday, July 25, 2022 at Methodist Hospital in Omaha

Josephine was born March 21, 1934 in Cass County, Iowa to Charles and Loretta 'Kinen' Erickson. She graduated from high school in Atlantic, Iowa in 1952. She married Charles Fooken on December 14, 1952 in Atlantic. The couple lived in Cass County where they farmed until 1962 when they moved to Omaha. In 1965 they moved to Fremont. Josephine was a homemaker and worked for several years at the Fremont Tribune.

Husband - Charles of Fremont
Son - Brad (Robin) Fooken of Fremont
Son-in-law - Brian Ramsey of Bellevue
4 grandchildren - Nathan (Katie) Ramsey, Gabrielle (William) Foreman, Adam (Anastasia Roy) Ramsey and
Clinton Fooken
3 Great grandchildren

Josephine was preceded in death by her daughter Jodi in March of 2022, parents and sister Betty Gundy of Iowa.

There is no viewing. The memorial service will be 1:30pm, Monday August 1, 2022 at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. Rev. Scott Jensen will officiate. Memorials are suggested to the Dodge County Humane Society.

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Monday, August 1, 2022
Ludvigsen Mortuary
1249 East 23rd Street
Fremont, NE  68025
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  1. Amy Troester
    Josie was on the sweetest, kindest, and loving people that I have ever met! One of the best years of my life, was when I lived with my parents for a year in Fremont! The reason for that was because I was able to get to know Josie and Chuck better and call them my good friends! I will always cherish the special times that we had when we would have coffee and cookies together. We shared many stories together, we laughed, and our dogs loved Josie as much as we did! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Chuck, during this trying time. Amy Troester
  2. Norma Hartung
    I worked with Jo for over 20 years at the Tribune, We had many many good times and she will be missed!
  3. Katie Kreizel
    Josie was such a sweet lady. We had so many good talks and good times. She'll be dearly missed
  4. Vicki and Dan Chrisman
    We could not have asked for a better neighbor, for over 20 years. What a lovely person! You will be missed Jo!

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