Dawn Ida Krupp (Fredrickson) went to heaven on May 25, 2022 after suffering an eight-year long battle with Alzheimer’s.
She was predeceased by her father, Donald Fredrickson, and mother, Arvella (Larson) Fredrickson, her sisters, Corrine Fredrickson and Patricia Zitzner.
Her husband of 56 years, George Thomas Krupp, her son, Christian George Krupp II, her granddaughter, Caroline (“Carly”) Arvella Krupp, her sister, Connie Everson and daughter-in-law, Susan Scott Krupp, survive her.
Dawn is also survived by her sister-in-law, Margaret Neatie Krupp, and nieces and nephews, Peter Krupp, David Krupp, Amy Lumberg, Donald Zitzner, Diane Zitzner, and Dennis Zitzner. Also surviving are her in-laws, James Joseph Krupp and Bernadette Boshhoven and other survivors who reside in the State of Wisconsin and Iowa.
Dawn was raised on her family farm in Viroqua, Wisconsin before attending the University of Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science degree. Later in her career, she graduated from Aquinas College with a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Doctorate of Law at Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan.
Dawn moved from Wisconsin to Grand Rapids in 1964. She was employed by Michigan Consolidated Gas Company where she worked as the Director of Human Resources. While employed at Michigan Consolidated Gas Company, she attended Cooley Law School in the evenings. She attended Cooley Law with her son and graduated one semester before him. She joined the Krupp Law Offices PC in 1990 and worked there for over 25 years specializing in bankruptcy and divorce law until eight years ago when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and subsequently retired.
Dawn was a member of Cascade Country Club, Spring Lake Country Club, and Mayflower Church. She was also a member of the Junior League and she was on the Board for Mary Free Bed for many years.
George and Dawn traveled throughout the world for over 40 years including Russia, Burma, Philippines, Hong Kong, Thailand, Egypt, and all the countries of Europe.
Dawn was a candidate for the Michigan Court of Appeals and for Congress in the 5th District.
In addition to her legal practice, Dawn formed a company called Best Friends Forever Doll Company, she designed a doll that was patented. In addition, she designed custom clothes as a part of the Best Friends Forever Doll Company.
Services will be held at Mayflower Congregational Church on June 2, 2022 at 1 PM with a reception at Cascade Country Club following the service. In addition, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Dawn Krupp to the Van Andel Institute in support of research on Alzheimer’s disease.
Also, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Dawn to the Alzheimer’s Research Fund at MSU by making checks payable to “Michigan State University” and including Alzheimer’s Research Fund (AR992).
The Krupp family sends many thanks to Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods.