James Stanford Fredrickson 98 passed away on Wednesday, July 11 in Port Angeles, Washington. He was born February 24, 1920 in Wolf Point to Arthur and Beda Fredrickson.
Jim attended grade school and high school in Wolf Point and graduated from WPHS in 1938. From 1932 – 1945 he was active in helping his parents run Fredrickson Dairy. Jim used to deliver milk at the young age of 12 into Wolf Point. He married Alvina Schlepp June 7, 1944 and had a son Lawrence in 1946 and daughter Joni in 1954. He moved south of Wolf Point to raise grain and cattle. Jim lost Alvina to cancer November 1990. Jim was a very lucky man when he met Bertha Braun in Colville, Washington. They were married in Colville, June 15, 1991. Jim brought Bertha back to Montana and they had almost 25 years together. Bertha passed away February 1, 2016. He moved to Port Angeles, Wa. in September 2017. He wasn’t sure whether he could ever leave Wolf Point. Montana runs deep in his soul. He asked Joni if she could get him to Port Angeles before the Seahawks game on Sunday. They made it right as the game started. He loved watching the Seahawks.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Beda Fredrickson, sisters, Lucille Johnson and Joyce Lund, his two loving wives, Alvina Schlepp and Bertha Schlepp Braun, and his son-in-law Denis Kuntz. He is survived by son Larry ( Mary Etta) Fredrickson, Middleton, ID, Daughter, Joni Kuntz, Port Angeles, Wa, Step Son Dennis (Patti) Braun, Colville, Wa. Granddaughters Mary Kay (Dean) Morrison, Caldwell, ID, Tina Thomas (Scott) Star, ID, Becky Perry, Middleton, ID, Khaseta (Chad) Gregg, Meridian, ID , Ronya (Wayne) Langel, Three Forks, MT, Stacy Flores, Port Angeles, WA, Cori Kuntz, Redmond, OR, Grandsons, Chris Kuntz, Thorne Bay, AK, Rodney (Sharon) Braun, Spokane, WA, Ryan ( Sandi) Braun, Nine Mile Falls, WA, Troy ( Heidi) Braun, Colville, WA, Great Grandchildren, Cora ( John) Persons, Butte, MT, Rachel (Luke) Bodle, Townsend, MT, Jesse (Amber) Langel, Willow Creek, MT, Sophie Langel, Three Forks, MT, Tanner, River & Hunter Flores, Port Angeles,WA, Tori, Tawni, Letonia ( Sam) Magaw Buhl. ID, Robert (Vanessa) Hughes, Post Falls, ID, Brandee, Aureona, Colton, Christian, Danny, Alli, Jeffery, Kersten, Great Great Grandchildren, Coleman, Kyler, Dawson, Alton, Oakleigh, Marcus, Tyler, Jayce, & Tate. Nephew Robert “ Corky” (Renate) Lund, Whitefish, Nieces, Dayle (Allen) Sandaker, Bonners Ferry Idaho, Patty ( Steve) Berg, Missoula, James ( Linda) Johnson Wolf Point, Carol Erickson ( Ted Rensvold) Vida.
The family would like to thank Doctor Jerry Oakes, Michael McGuire ARNP, and Olympic Medical Center, Port Angeles, Wa for the love and care shown for our dad. We would also like to thank Laurel Place Assisted Living in Port Angeles especially Tina, Kylie, Hallie, Kate, Keziah, Whitney, and Jennifer for the love, laughter, hand holding and special care shown for dad. Thank you, Pastor Lovejoy from St. Mathews in Port Angeles for coming to spend time with dad in the hospital. Thank you, Jim Shunn for being a great friend to dad while he was at Laurel Place.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to First Lutheran Church in Wolf Point, Montana.