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Frederick Calvin Ogle


January 17, 2018

On the evening of Jan. 2, 2018, at the age of 80, Frederick Calvin Ogle passed away surrounded with love in his home in Centerville, Washington. Fred was born to Harold and Beatrice Ogle on July 28, 1937, in Elyria Ohio. He was the third of 11 children. He is proceeded in death by one brother, Richard Ogle. He is survived by five brothers: Harold, Archie, Jim, Lenard, and David Ogle; and four sisters: Beverly Alphin, Anita Boutain, Kathy St. John, and Debra Rosman.

In January of 1956, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served on the U.S.S Yorktown (CVS10) as a Senior Lieutenant Commander. In January of 1962, he was honorably discharged from the service.

After the Navy, he joined the United Brotherhood of Carpenters as a millwright and started his family. In his lifetime, he worked on many dams throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Arizona. Survived by his children: Daniel Ogle, Douglas Ogle, Loralie Farnell, Charmin Avila, Cecelia Bahr, Frank Bahr, Richard Bahr, Kenneth Kuhr, Tina Kuhr, Claudia Kuhr, and Wayne Ogle. Proceeded in death by his oldest son, Rouland Ogle.

Fred touched the lives of many men and woman in his lifetime and was a great influence for many children including his many grand- and great-grandchildren. He made multiple donations to many charitable causes. His hobbies included hunting and fishing, woodworking, painting, gardening, weight lifting, and fixing up old cars. His love for working with his hands even influenced the invention of a wrench that he had patented. Many that knew Fred would tell you about his fondness for playing the harmonica.

A memorial service will be held later this spring.


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