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All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Albert W. ‘Al’ Fredlund Memorial
Albert W. ‘Al’ Fredlund Memorial

Albert W. ‘Al’ Fredlund

Albert W. ‘Al’ Fredlund

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Albert W. ‘Al’ Fredlund, 89, a resident of Burlington, passed away at his home on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.
Al was born on February 28, 1927 in Mount Vernon, the son of John & Esther Fredlund. He was raised in Mount Vernon where he attended grade school until moving to the Saxon community in 1939 and graduating from

Mount Baker High School in 1945.
Al was drafted into the U.S. Army and served his country during WWII.
After his discharge he returned to the Skagit Valley and worked in the timber industry as a choker setter and tree faller. In 1953

he and business partner Bill Betschart opened and operated the Gateway Service Station in downtown Sedro-Woolley, which they operated for over 20 years. Al then designed and built the Gateway Golf Course on his property in Sedro-Woolley and also designed and built several homes.
On September 8, 1951 Al was united in marriage to Janice Wardle, and they made their home in Sedro-Woolley until moving to Burlington in 1992.
Al enjoyed hunting and fishing, traveling, carpentry and wood working. He was a wonderfully smart and compassionate man who was always laughing and smiling and enjoyed life to its fullest. He is greatly loved and will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Janice, at the family home in Burlington; his children and their spouses, Mark & Gail Fredlund of Burlington, Jeanne & Dennis Brown of Scottsdale, AZ, Steve Fredlund of Sedro-Woolley and Joan & Ed Rayfield of Concrete; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 2 brothers.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at the American Legion Hall in Sedro-Woolley. Memorials in honor of Al are suggested to Hospice of the Northwest.


  • Mary Dee (Storie) Wing and family

    Dear Janice and the entire Fredlund family and their friends,
    Please accept our sincere condolences and sympathy regarding the passing of Al.
    May God bless all of you always and in all ways. . I am from the Fredlund side of the family and have many fond memories.

  • Geri Heino

    Al was a very special member of the family. Our condolences to Aunt Janice and our cousins during this time.

  • Paul and Connie Hill , Corinne Fredlund

    We were so sad to hear of Al’s passing . We were blessed to have had him in our family, we will miss him, prayers to Aunt Janice and you kids to have some peace at this difficult time.