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Fred Wilhelm Jr.

September 6, 1932 February 5, 2019
Fred Wilhelm Jr.
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Obituary for Fred Wilhelm Jr.

Fred Wilhelm Jr
1932 - 2019

Fred was born in Bridger, Montana, and passed away at 86 battling cancer at his
home in Milton, WA. He attended Federal Way High School where he met his lifelong partner
and wife of 66 years Helen Jean. During the Korean War he served in the
Merchant Marine aboard the M/V Kimbro carrying ammunition. When back he commercial
fished in Alaska, worked at Stokely Frozen Foods and United Concrete. Fred then came to his favorite
job as a Longshoreman where he loved the ships, variety of work, the ILWU Local 23 union and the camaraderie
and interaction that it all gave.
Fred enjoyed all things vintage from cars to wood furniture and had a skill in refinishing and the art of the deal.
He avidly read the sports section every day and kept track of all stats and standings.
He also kept meticulous lawns, beautiful flower pots, hanging baskets and vegetable gardens.
Fred is preceded in death by his son Garth and wife Helen. He acted as full time caregiver during their
sicknesses.
He is survived by his son Gary, brother Elmer, sisters Irene, Dorothy and Florence,
Grandchildren Eric, Karla, Regina and Lance, and many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Fred is also preceded in death by his parents, brother Albert, and sister Betty.
A Graveside Service is planned for Saturday, March 2nd, 11:00 AM at Mountain View Cemetery Auburn.
Open viewing from 10-10:30 AM at Yahn and Son Funeral Home.


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Graveside

Saturday

2

Mar

11:00 AM 3/2/2019 11:00:00 AM
Mountain View Cemetery

2020 Mountain View Drive
Auburn, WA 98001

Mountain View Cemetery
2020 Mountain View Drive Auburn 98001 WA
United States
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