Glenn Alfred Fredrickson

Obituary
  • "May the love and support of family and friends give you..."
    - Vera J.
  • "God give comfort and Peace to Glenn's family. Love You..."
    - Duane Fredrickson
  • "Love and prayers of comfort and hope to all my dear family...."
    - Steve Ekman
  • "Glenn was my brother-in-law and it was at a Woodland..."
    - Zona Fredrickson
  • "RIP Glenn"
    - Bud Yeo


GLENN ALFRED FREDRICKSON
July 8, 1936 ~ September 21, 2017

Glenn Alfred Fredrickson, 81, passed away on Sept. 21, 2017 in Vancouver, WA. He was born to Alfred and Esther Fredrickson on July 8, 1936, joining his older brother, Delbert "Del". Glenn lived most of his boyhood years next to his paternal grandparents, who homesteaded on Fredrickson Road in Woodland, WA. After his younger brothers Duane and Thomas "Tom" joined the family, they all left the homestead and moved to a 60-acre farm on the Woodland Bottoms.
In October 1954, Glenn enlisted in the United States Army. Before leaving for training, he asked LaVerne Zumstein to marry him. She said yes. After his Army training, he was deployed to South Korea as part of the 21st Infantry Division. He spent 14 months in South Korea on a peace-keeping mission. When he returned to the States, he was stationed at Fort Lewis Washington, until his honorable discharge in October 1956. Glenn and LaVerne were married December 8, 1956.
Glenn worked for Boeing and Ben Thomas Logging before starting his own business, Glenn's Diesel Repair. He ran that business for 32 years until his retirement.
When Glenn was young, his father taught him how to hunt and fish. Glenn taught his own son's, and remained an avid sportsman until his passing.
Glenn is survived by his brother, Duane (JoAnn) Fredrickson; three children: Doug (Brenda) Fredrickson of Ridgefield, Scott and Steven Fredrickson of Woodland; his step-children: Larry Jr. (Kim) York and Nichole York; his grandchildren: Bryan (Sarah), Ashley, Spencer and Thomas Fredrickson; his step-grandchildren: Grace and Cindy York and Jaycee, Taylor and Jennifer Flowers; and his great-grandson, Hunter Fredrickson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Delbert and Thomas.
Glenn was honest, hardworking and fun. He was
one of the good guys and will be missed terribly.
A celebration of Glenn's life will take place at Summit Grove Lodge, 30810 NE Timmen Road, Ridgefield, WA 98642 on Sat., Nov. 25, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Donations may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Woodland, WA in memory of Glenn Fredrickson.
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.
Published in The Columbian on Oct. 1, 2017
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