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Fredrik Albin Forsell died May 1, 2013. He was 78 years old.
Fred was born in Narpes, Finland, to John and Anna Forsell.
After moving to Port Angeles, Fred enlisted in the United States Air Force with basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
Fred then had station duty, including bases in California, McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma, Washington, and Bentwaters Air Force Base in Woodbridge, England.
Being an electrician, he worked on his favorite planes, the F-86D and the best bomber ever made, the B-52.
While stationed in England, he met Eileen J. Moore in Ipswich. They soon married and in 1957 had a son, Bobby, who passed away in 1976.
Fred and his family then moved to Port Angeles, where he started work at Fibreboard.
In 1960, Fred and his brother Alan started a packing plant business. Fred then worked for International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local No. 27 and retired as a longshoreman.
As a hobby, Fred did beautiful piano refinishing work for his friend Paul Creech.
Fred is survived by his brothers, John (Barbara) Forsell, Stan Forsell and Sven (Phyllis) Forsell; sons Steven and James (Jesse) Forsell; grandsons Bobby and Jacob (Lynzi) Forsell; granddaughters Shawna York and Steffany (Ryan) Smith; and great-grandchildren Dustin Bain, Lexie, Lindsey, Madison and Makenzie Smith, and Blaik, Jace and Grace Mabel Forsell.
Fred was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen; son Bobby; parents; and brother Alan.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on May 15, 2013