Fredrick Lee Olsen
September 3, 1957 – August 22, 2021
OLSEN II, Fredrick L. (Fred) -
Passed away August 22, 2021 in Portland, OR. His home, with his wife, is in Wilbur, WA. Fred was born on September 3, 1957 in San Diego, CA to Fredrick and Charlotte Olsen. After high school Fred went to work for Barretts Minerals where he worked for 41 years before retiring in 2017. After retiring he and Jeannie settled in Wilbur, WA. He married Jeannie Riehl on October 8, 1987 in Virginia City, MT. Fred enjoyed the outdoors, boating, camping, hunting, shooting, motorcycles, airplanes, hobby trains, scuba diving and enjoyed cooking for his family. His latest passion was his little red convertible. He was a proud member of the Almira Gun Club and served on the board. Fred was finding a great passion for the sport. Fred is survived by his wife Jeannie at their home in Wilbur, seven children and 15 grandchildren Eric (Lindsey) Olsen and their children Elliot, Henry and Jack; Christy (Pete) Wyborney and their children Sarah Welborn, Lilly, Heather and Ethan; Chad (Tiffany) Olsen and their children Brittanee (Tanner), Jaden (Derek), Trinity and Ronin; Jeremiah (Tristen) Coyne and their children Kalie and Colter; Josh (Devin Kohman) Coyne; Travis Olsen (Ashley Moon) and daughter Jemma; Austin (Jessica) Olsen and daughter Kenzie. Three sisters Pamela (James) Shea, Kristina (Danny) Summers and Jeri (Brian) Davidson along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He is also survived by Griz, his best friend on four legs. He is preceded in death by his parents Fredrick and Charlotte Olsen. A celebration of life will be held at the Wilbur Community Center, Sunday, August 29 at 1:00. Fond expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.strate-funeral.com for the Olsen family. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, WA is caring for the Olsen family.
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Fredrick Lee Olsen
September 6, 2021
You know Fred was one of us. We have more in common than an one might imagine. We are the Blue Collar Men who work hard for a living under conditions of our choosing that are not always kind nor seldom easy, but our lifestyle is our choice and we enjoy it. Fred was a family man and passed along to his family the meaning of the work ethic. Fred was successful in many ways, but the Lord called him away early in life.
I only had the pleasure of meeting up with Fred and you folks only a few times, and wish to extend our ( JoAnn and I ) condolences to the family for his passing. I used the term Imagine above. That is the title of a song by John Lennon and I feel the lyrics may be applicable here and worth reviewing. The peace of the Lord be with you all.