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12.3.1920 ~ 5.2.2013
Frederick Prettner finished his last flight on May 2nd, 2013.
Fred was Born in Duluth Minnesota on December3rd. 1920 to Julia and Igantius Prettner.
Fred embraced the adventure we call life from the beginning. Flying became Freds passion at an early age. The beauty and grace of machines that imitate birds, and the bravery of the men that flew them was a gift that Fred cherished his entire life. He earned his pilot's license, and enlisted in the
Air Corps during WW II. In 1947 he was hired by western Airlines, "his dream come true". As Fred liked to say," I lived to work, I never worked to live". When Fred retired in 1971 he had built a beautiful life for his wife, son and himself. In 1973 the Prettner family moved to Park City, the little piece of heaven he liked to call home. Small town life had its share of challenges for Fred, But he embraced them. Fred always lived his life in a way that enhanced others. Patriot, father, Citizen, are the words that best describe Fred. He enjoyed a friendly round of golf, a few Ski runs with his friends, a nice glass of red wine, and great conversation.
Remember to pay it forward, and don't forget to pay it back!
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Published in Salt Lake Tribune on May 8, 2013
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"I just received the news about Freddie wow I loved that man, he always made me laugh and the things that..."
- Wendy Wilkinson
"Fred was quite a character I enjoyed taking care of him at garden terrace he always made me laugh I will..."
- Charity Henderson
"There are many good memories of you, Fred, which I will always fondly remember. And, I will have one for..."
"Captain Prettner was absolutely instrumental in my gaining employment w/Western Airlines and I am..."
- Tom Bakos
"Fred will be truly missed! Laszlo Preysz, Capt. WAL/DAL QB 24264"
- Laszlo Preysz
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