Fredrick James Voegele
December 10, 1931 – January 3, 2020
Fredrick "Freddy" James Voegele, age 88, of University Place, Washington, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020 in Mesa, Arizona. Freddy was born December 10, 1931 in Glen Ullin, North Dakota to Otilla and Fredrick Voegele. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be dearly missed.
Fred was born the third of six children and grew up working on the family farm before joining the Army. After serving in the Korean War, he married the love of his life, Doris, on January 27, 1957. Fred and Doris had two daughters in whom he found great joy. Fred moved his family to Washington, where he resided in Parkland, and then University Place for 55 years. He owned and operated Fred’s Westgate Barber Shop in the north end of Tacoma for 30 years. After retirement, he and his wife sought the sun and enjoyed spending each winter in Mesa, Arizona. He loved the Lord and was a member of University Place Presbyterian Church.
Fred was known for being a kind, hard working, person of integrity with a fantastic sense of humor, and an insatiable sweet tooth. He always took care of his family and had a soft spot for dogs. He enjoyed being active by swimming, golfing, and took up walking after retirement. In his mid 70s, he participated in the Tacoma Half Marathon and placed top 5 for his age bracket. Fred continued to walk 3 miles a day and golfed weekly until his passing. He also enjoyed playing games of all sorts, and was often caught with a smirk on his face, a tell-tale indication he had cheated, then erupt into laughter at being discovered.
Fred is survived by his loving wife Doris of 62 years, daughter Val (Randy) Roberts of AZ, daughter Vanette (Scott) Mower of WA, grandchildren Trisha, Jessica, Brandon, and Kyle, and 3 great grandchildren. Fred was preceded in death by his parents and two siblings.
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Fredrick James Voegele
January 13, 2020
One of the memories I have is of Uncle Freddy always enjoying the old style New T-Birds and saying someday I would love to own that beautiful 1969 (as an example) and then say something to the effect and I might be able to, own that 1969, in about 10 or 15 years. He loved to laugh and enjoy life.