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Fredrick William Marpe


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Fredrick William Marpe Obituary
March 19, 1926 - January 6, 2017 Fredrick (Bill) Marpe passed away Friday, January 6 after a long illness in Manhattan Beach, CA. He was 90 years old. He was born in Albert Lea, Minnesota to Frank and Laura Marpe. Fred served in World War II as a medic and B-24 mechanic. After the war, he returned to Minnesota where he used the GI Bill to earn his Civil Engineering degree at the University of Minnesota. Fred met the love of his life, Barbara Kelly also from Albert Lea. They married on January 14, 1951 and moved to Sacramento, California where Fred began his career working for the California Highway Department. He had a long successful engineering career working with UPK Construction and later his own company, Ukropina Marpe. Fred joined Parr Contracting, eventually becoming part owner, and worked there until his retirement in 1996. Fred is survived by his loving wife Barbara, his son Frank Marpe (Nancy), daughters Nancy Turner (Norv) and Lisa Arnett (Marc); his 7 beloved grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; and his sister Sue Johnson.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 12 to Jan. 15, 2017
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