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Obituary: Evertsbusch, Fred S.

EVERTSBUSCH Fred S. (Age 94), of Spokane, WA, passed away Friday November 29, 2013 at home, with his daughter Pat by his side. Fred was born in Pateros WA on January 31, 1919 to Frederick (Doc) Evertsbusch and Hazel (Starr) Evertsbusch. After his marriage to Margaret (Welborn) in 1942, Fred served with distinction in WWII as a bombardier for the Army Air Corps and retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserve after 26 years of service. Growing up with two sisters, Fred’s family called him “Boy” for many years. He graduated from Washington State College with a pharmacy degree, and followed Doc’s footsteps as owner of the Pateros Pharmacy. After living briefly in Twisp and Othello, Fred and Marg lived in Medical Lake for 30 years where Fred was the first pharmacist at Lakeland Village. Fred and Marg then moved to Spokane where Fred lived for 13 yrs. Fred had a lifelong affair with sports, as a player, official, fan and an enthusiastic referee critic. He enjoyed piloting his Cessna 172 and riding his horses. He served extensively in his communities and was a lifelong supporter of his beloved Cougars. He is survived by his daughter Patricia, his son Carl (Fran) and his two grandchildren Jana and Kevin. Mr. Evertsbusch was preceded in death by his his wife of 58 years, Margaret (Welborn), and his son Philip, and his sisters Valeska and Joy (Gulledge). A committal service will be held at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery, 21702 W. Espanola Rd. Medical Lake, WA promptly at 1:30pm Friday, December 13, 2013. Please join the family for a reception in Medical Lake immediately after the service to celebrate Fred’s life (2:15pm). Call 509-744-9298 for details. The family would like to thank all of the folks from Family Home Care and Hospice of Spokane and give special thanks to his long-term caregiver, Suvada, for the exceptional care they all provided. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Medical Lake Food Bank (509-299-3819) where Fred volunteered for many years and Hospice of Spokane ( responsible for easing his final days. CHENEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, Cheney WA. Online guestbook at


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