Alfred Francis Schlicker

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Alfred Francis Schlicker

Alfred Francis Schlicker died January 29, 2013, at age 91 at his home in Everett, Wash., surrounded by his family.
Al was born December 25, 1921, in Fenn, Idaho, to Franz and Elsie Schlicker.
The family moved to Everett when Al was young. Al graduated from Everett High School in 1940. He was on the honor roll for three years, was Torch Society president and played in the band, and orchestra.
Al went to work for Sievers and Ducey (Associated Sand & Gravel) as a surveyor in 1940. He worked for 1 1/2 years before joining the Army in December, 1942.
Al served in Alaska, Hawaii and the Middle Pacific. He was awarded a Bronze Star Medal and an Air Medal.
After the war, Al attended the University of Washington on the GI Bill. He was a member of the Delta Chi fraternity. He came back to Associated in 1947, when the company bought a war surplus asphalt plant, and he became assistant construction superintendent.
He spent five decades with the company, bidding and overseeing many highway paving projects around the region. Family members recall being "treated" to picnics in gravel pits as he worked to source material.
He was active in the Asphalt Paving Association of Washington and was a member of its Hall of Fame. He served as president of the Seattle chapter of the Associated General Contractors of Washington in 1978.
Al retired in 1986 as executive vice president of construction.
Al married Dorothy Jean Tucker of Everett in 1948.
They soon moved to their house on Colby Avenue, where they raised daughters, Nancy and Carol, and son, Tom.
They were married 58 years, never leaving their first house, which Al was always improving, remodeling and expanding. Dot preceded him in death in 2006.
Al was a longtime member of the Everett Golf & Country Club and an avid fisherman who spent years boondoggling on the Skagit River in search of steelhead. He made many trips to the Olympic Peninsula, Alaska and British Columbia with his buddies to fish for salmon and trout.
But, his favorite place was his cabin on Tom Moore Slough on the Skagit River Delta. Duck hunting, fishing, clam digging, "jungle cruises" through sloughs and ditches, "building some soup", and just relaxing with family and friends and a martini or two filled many wonderful days. The "shack" saw additions and many improvements over the years and was a gathering spot for three generations. It remains in the family for the next generations to enjoy.
Al was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Jean; brothers, Wilfred Schlicker and Harold Schlicker; and sister, Naomi Glasgow.
Survivors include daughters, Nancy Darnton (Jack) of Anacortes, WA and Carol Weller of Stanwood, WA; son, Tom Schlicker (Melanie) of Stanwood; grandchildren, Alice Darnton, Melissa Weller, Amy Schlicker and Sara Schlicker; and great grandchildren, Damien, Calvin, Alfred and Abbygail.
An Open House will be held in Everett from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 10 at Legion Hall, 145 Alverson Boulevard.
Memorials may be made to an area hospice.



Published in The Herald (Everett) from Feb. 6 to Feb. 7, 2013
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