On Tuesday, December 29, 2020, Frederic Ochsner of Ketchikan, Alaska, passed away.
Fred was born in Seattle, Washington in 1951. Upon completion of high school he went directly into the marine corp proudly serving his country. Upon completion of several tours in Vietnam with an honorable discharge, Fred briefly became a professional baseball player, and subsequently journeyed into becoming a master craftsman. Honing carpentry, welding, and mechanical engineering, there was nothing he couldn’t do and he truly had a beautiful mind. Fred employed these skills to unleash his entrepreneurial spirit as he forayed into Ketchikan, Alaska burgeoning into a prolific business owner. Fred was a proprietor of multiple properties, both commercial and residential, and started his own construction business. Harnessing the pioneer spirit of Alaska, he was instrumental in the construction of the pipeline. Furthermore, the re-establishment of The New York Hotel and Cafe of Ketchikan, Alaska was an opus of his entrepreneurship and craftsmanship. Fred’s swan song was designing, teaching, and constructing a house alongside his children for his children.
During his time in Ketchikan is where he fell in love with Jesus and became a loving husband and father of four. He was a patriot, a disciple of Christ, an excellent friend to just about anyone, and selflessly served those in need without the spotlight and glory from others. Fred loved all things Alaska, the ocean, mountains,dancing and singing (and was quite good at both), baseball, Tom Brady, Yellowstone, and the big three - Clint Eastwood, Kevin Costner, and Harrison Ford. He was always joyful and a free spirit with infectious laughter and he is survived by his bride Margo, his four children Chris, Stephanie, Kaylee, and Karlee, his six grandchildren Rena, Bristol, Gage, Seth, Ramsey, and Ally, and his son-in-law Zack. He was preceded in death by his father Leo, and his mother Arlene.
A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 at Smith’s Funeral Home on Main Street in Sapulpa at 3 o’clock pm. Preceded by a viewing on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 during business hours.
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