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David Elliott "(Dave)" Fremming 1940 - 2012
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February 09, 2013
My grandmother taught school in Elfin Cove and I really enjoyed hearing Dave's stories about her and growing up there. RIP...
January 31, 2013
My sympathy for the loss of your husband
father and grandfather.
David was a classmate of mine in Juneau
and always kept me in the link with his
Southeastern Alaska oriented magazine. I only found out our mother's were classmates in Douglas
High School very recently. The soul
of Alaska was always in his heart and
the last few months were dramatically
hard....my prayer are with you and your
family as your now soar w/the eagles
over the places you loved.
January 28, 2013
I remember David from Pelican days. Lots of good memories of him and his parents.
January 28, 2013
David's family goes way back as his Mother and my Grandmother were best of friends.
David's mother and my Grandparents travelled to Finland with my older sister Ellen for the Olympics when I was very young.
David was "our best man" when I married.
His family and ours was very close but as time goes on we drifted apart.
I will always remember "our time". RIP Dave ! Love you, Lana
January 27, 2013
Dave, we will miss you. Sharon, our love to you at this time. We only saw each other at the reunion in 1995 on San Juan Island. From one of Dave's many second cousins,
January 21, 2013
My condolences to all Dave's family and friends. It sounds like he had a really full life and from the picture of Dave and his beautiful wife, it looks like they were very happy and had a wonderful family. I knew Dave way back in 1959-1960 in Seattle when I had a long distance "romance" with his cousin Don. Dave became a friend and even took me to a dance as a favor to Don. I guess it was to keep me from going out with anyone else and Don could trust Dave. I remember I fixed him up with my cousin. I'm not sure why I ended up tonight finding out about his passing since I lost touch with him over 50 years ago, but I don't believe in coincidences, and I feel I should write something as he was a really nice guy.
January 20, 2013
David was a good friend and will be missed. I know he is still sharing his pictures to all.
January 14, 2013
Sharon:

So sorry to hear of Dave's passing. I thoroughly enjoyed the time we shared while I was assigned at the MGVC and he was driving for HAP.
January 14, 2013
Sharon, I'm so sorry to hear. I always enjoyed working with Dave at KINY. I'll always remember when Dave was Santa, arriving at the Mall via helicopter and he said .. " Hi Guy " and my kids flipped out , "you know Santa?". My prayers go to you Sharon.
January 13, 2013
My condolences to the Freming family for your loss. I always enjoyed Dave's photos -- he took one of my Dad outside of the Southeaster headquarters and mocked it up like the magazine cover. It is framed and in my parent's den. All by best to Sharon, Dee and family. David will be missed!
January 13, 2013
Remembering an Elfin Cove friend. See you on the other side. Sympathies and blessings to the family.
January 13, 2013
Our parents were friends even before you were born. My dad probably sold his fish to that scow that your parents concieved you on. Then they brought you and your parents from Elfin Cove, Alaska to Pelican on my dads boat in 1949. I remember you when I was growing up in Pelican. I also remember your mother waving at me from her window when I went to the Post office and store. Your dad ran the Pelican Oil Dock in Pelican. Sometimes they came over to our house for different celebrations. I can still see your dad beautiful wavy white hair. I used to subscribe to your great magazine and I enjoyed it immensely. Give my parents a big hug for me up there David. I will miss you. With love and heartfelt memories, Sharon Klippert Thomas
January 12, 2013
My sympathies are with you, Fremmings. I was proud to work with Dave and enjoyed every minute we were together! There could have been no better representative of Alaska than he was for thousands of tourists. He made the world a better place.
January 11, 2013
I am so sad to hear of David passing into the next realm of life. He will always be remembered for his magazine and great personality. Sharon, my prayers are for you and the family.
January 11, 2013
Dave's passing is a loss for all of us who value wit, intellect and a curiosity that attracted a wide range of interests and skills. He's a Southeast Alaska icon. I'll miss him and even his email humor posts.
January 11, 2013
The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God.
Working with Dave at the Southeaster Magazine was a once in a Life Time …a truly remarkable experience. He was a superb Publisher and Boss and everything that's said about his knowing everyone along with local history is true. Every work day was a pleasurable day and attending the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary meeting would bring forth more stories about the folks we would meet that day and always tidbits about various subjects.
We have all lost a wonderful friend and gentleman. Dave had the ability to work with so many different kinds of people and numerous communities throughout Southeast Alaska and the entire United States he will be missed by everyone whose life he touched.
Respected honored and forever cherished memories of Dave's life works and deeds will continue forever more through his many friends and family.
Dave definitely left an imprint on my heart and in my life I will forever treasure his memory and never forget his many kind and thoughtful ways.
Sharon I wish to express my deepest condolences to you and all members of the family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you face this transitional time in your life. Again my deepest sympathy and the heartfelt thought that there is hope in each new tomorrow.
Peggy S Ormasen Haines Alaska
psormasen@aol.com
January 11, 2013
The God of comfort is near to those that are broken at heart, and promises us that he will undo all the effects of death, and remove death itself.
January 11, 2013
God Bless all of you in Davids passing.
January 10, 2013
I heard this from a Minister a few years ago "He went to sleep on this side and he woke up on the other side." I'm thinking Dave did wake up on the other side and now I feel less sad! He was and is my buddy !!

Pete '56
January 10, 2013
I'll love you always and forever Dad.
January 10, 2013
Dave was a fine person. Seemed to know everything. He will be missed by all that knew him. Sorry for your loss Sharon. You made him so happy.
January 10, 2013
My prayers for Sharon and famiy. Dave did so much to keep the excitement of Juneau and Alaska alive. He will be missed.
January 10, 2013
I enjoyed talking with Dave at our class reunions; he was an interesting and gentle man and a courageous one in recent times as he coped with his illness. Sharon, I will keep you and your family in my prayers to give you strength at this sad time.
Tracy Lundy Sommers
AKA
January 09, 2013
So sorry to hear of Dave's passing. My condolences to Sharon and family. Dave was a good man and will be missed greatly.
January 09, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of David's passing.
His Mother and my Grandmother were best friends ... David was our best man @ our wedding.
Had lost touch with him the last 5 years but he has always been one of my best memories along with his parents.
Sorry for your loss Sharon but glad you had your years together .

Lana Savikko
January 09, 2013
Dave Fremming was and remains a class act. A gentelman and a very fluent writer who cared deeply about his Southeastern heritage. His image is in everyone of his Southeastern Magazine issues.
January 09, 2013
Sharon and family
We where sad to read of Dave's passing. Over the years we have worked with Dave in several adventures. His force will be missed.
January 09, 2013
We am so sorry for your loss Sharon, Dave was a wonderful man! We are praying for you and your family.
January 09, 2013
Oh David.. I am so sad. You were a wonderful man. You and Sharon always smiled and made a great couple. You were always interesting to talk to as was Sharon. Sharon I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for the peace and strength from God and know he is in the right place. Love You!
January 09, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family that is left behind, There will be no more of his photos,stories,he was a wonderful kind gentle man and will be soulfully missed.
January 09, 2013
Dear Sharon, Carrie and family: Please know that John and I are very sad to hear of Dave's passing. Our thoughts are with you. He was a great guy and always made me smile with his stories.
January 09, 2013
A great classmate. His youth kept us on our toes.
January 09, 2013
Farewell to a fine man. He was the most fabulous picture taker ever. I will always treasure he photos he shared with me. We'll all miss you, Dave.
January 09, 2013
Gone way too soon, Dave was one of the good guys. Always a smile and a greeting. Heartfelt sympathy for the families loss.
January 09, 2013
Dave, old friend. I am going to miss you for now. But as old Alaskans we will be sipping and talking in the neer future, Taking aa photo of the new birds we see. Be seeing you, Love ya.Tom aka Leigh-Kendall
January 09, 2013
Condolences to the Fremming family. Dave was a good man. I always enjoyed his sense of life.
January 09, 2013
January 09, 2013
So sorry to hear of Dave's passing. I have a lifetime of memories of this great man. He will be remembered fondly and be missed greatly by all who knew and loved him. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Sharon, during this time of loss.
January 09, 2013
Dave was a highlight of the Juneau-Douglas High School class of 1956. The youngest of the 78 of us, he was also one of the nicest, an "aw shucks" friend to all. He has always attended class reunions, and we treasure our good memories of him.
January 09, 2013
So sorry to hear this news. Thankful I got to see Dave @ the S.E. party in Yuma. We shared some good stories. Sharon and family my thoughts and prayers are with you. Jo Anne
January 09, 2013
R.I.LP. David. You will be missed by so many of your friends and of course your wonderful family. The Jay Hi Class of 1956 has lost it's youngest member. So sorry for your loss, Sharon.
January 09, 2013
Thoughts & prayers to Sharron & family. Dave was a wonderful man. I feel honored to have known him. May he R.I.P.
January 09, 2013
My condolences to Sharon and the family. I knew Dave for most of his life. He was always active and involved and surrounded by friends who enjoyed his company. Dave lived an interesting life and his curiosity never dimmed. He was a good pal.
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