Carroll E. Fredrickson was a longtime Omaha executive who may be remembered more for his philanthropic work.
“He was the most generous man. He always wanted to know how he could help,” said son Mark Fredrickson of Omaha.
Carroll Fredrickson, 84, died Monday at Parson's House on Eagle Run from complications after the removal of a kidney stone, his son said.
The elder Fredrickson joined the accounting firm Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (now called KPMG) in Omaha in 1955 and took early retirement in 1979. He was made a partner in 1963 and managing partner of the Omaha office in 1971.
After leaving the firm, he did personal financial consulting before fully retiring in 2000, his son said.
Carroll Fredrickson served on many boards, including College of St. Mary, Goodwill Industries, Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Girl Scouts, Immanuel Hospital (now Immanuel Medical Center), Midland Lutheran College (now Midland University), Junior Achievement, Wayne State College Foundation and Boys and Girls Clubs.
He was president of the Omaha-Council Bluffs YMCA board, treasurer of Omaha Rotary West and a councillor of the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben.
At All Saints Episcopal Church, Fredrickson was senior warden, on the vestry and treasurer.
He served on advisory committees for the former Clarkson Hospital (now part of the Nebraska Medical Center), Creighton University, the University of Nebraska at Omaha and United Way of the Midlands.
Fredrickson was born and raised in Wakefield, Neb. He received his bachelor's degree magna cum laude from Wayne State College in 1951.
He served in the Army during the Korean War and received a master's degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois in 1954.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara A. Fredrickson.
Besides son Mark, survivors include sons John Fredrickson of Schuyler, Neb., and Steve Fredrickson of Topeka, Kan.; and nine grandchildren.
A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at All Saints Episcopal Church, 9302 Blondo St.