A memorial service for Fred will be held Friday, December 19th at Yates Funeral Home, 744 N. 4th St., Coeur d’Alene, ID at 10:00 a.m.
Following the service the family will travel to Deer Park, WA for a graveside service.
The service will be held at Woodland Cemetery with the U.S. Marines Honor Guard presenting the flag and Pastor Tim White officiating the burial service at 2:00 p.m. Fred was born to Roy and Anna (Beatty) Wilson October 23rd, 1926.
He enjoyed working on the family farm until joining the Marines in 1944.
He served two years as a Corporal, earning weapons qualification as a sharpshooter in 1944.
His service for his country was to the Pacific Area, action at Okinawa, Ryukya Islands and the occupation of China from 1944 - 1946.
He went on to join the Navy serving as a Fireman from 1947 - 1951.
While he was serving his country, his family moved to Spokane, Washington.
Upon returning home, he met his wife, Helen (Junes) Wilson.
that was a start to a family of five children: three boys and two girls, and 59 wonderful years of marriage.
During those years of marriage the family has lived in Spokane Valley, WA, Portland, OR, Anchorage, Alaska, Clayton, WA and last place of residence for Fred and Helen is Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
He was employed as a mail carrier for the U.S.
Postal Service for 25 years.
When not working Fred enjoyed working on his cars, tractors, hunting, fishing, traveling with his wife and children to different hot springs and reading his bible.
He was always willing to lend a hand to those in need.
For those who were his caretakers in the last couple of years, the one thing they all commented on was his smile.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Anna (Beatty) Wilson, brother Jerry Wilson, sister Louise, his children, son Mike Wilson and daughter, Selma Wilson.
He is survived by his wife, Helen (Junes) Wilson, Idaho; his children, son Bill Wilson (Kelli), Washington, son David Wilson Florida, and daughter Valda Pfundheller (Brad), Idaho; his sisters, Doris Graham, Washington, and Alma Craig, Idaho; brother-in-law Cliff Junes (Eleanor), Minnesota.
He didn’t have many nieces, nephews and grandchildren, but was richly blessed by the ones he did have to enjoy.
Yates Funeral Homes, Coeur d’Alene Chapel has been entrusted with the care of local arrangements and Lauer Funeral Home, Deer Park, has been entrusted with the care of graveside services.
Please visit Fred’s memorial and sign his online guestbook at www.yatesfuneralhomes.com Arrangements with YATES FUNERAL HOME in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho LAUER FUNERAL HOME in Deer Park, Washington
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