In Memory

Fred Minchau

Fred Minchau

This Obituary Info was provided by Fred's Daughter, Shelby

Fredrick Lawrence Minchau passed away in Longview Washington on November 15, 2019 at the age of 74. He was born in Puyallup Washington to Lawrence and Evelynn Minchau.

He graduated from Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma Washington and joined the Navy at age 18. He served his time aboard the U.S.S. Columbus a guided missile cruiser. He traveled the world during his enlisted time. He had tons of interesting and funny stories to share about his Navy days.

Fred was an accomplished framer. He built hundreds of beautiful homes, garages, barns and remodels over the years. Fred was a jack of all trades. He was a talented woodworker, plumber, electrician, mechanic, semi-truck driver, etc. You name it he could do it. He enjoyed the outdoors; hunting, fishing, clam digging, scuba diving, and riding motorcycles.

Fred was proceeded in death by his first wife Darlene Minchau, father Lawrence Minchau, mother Evelynn Gitt and brother Ronald Gitt. He is survived by his wife Stephanie Spahn-Minchau, children Lorna Minchau (Anderson), Shelby Minchau, and Fred C Minchau. Grandchildren Franny Minchau, Hayden Eagan, Fred Minchau, and Joanna Minchau. His two sisters Judy Wahl, Tammy Gitt and many wonderful cousins, nieces and nephews. You will be very missed and will remain forever in our hearts and fondest memories.

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03/15/20 11:11 PM #1    

Dan Holder

Fred and his Mother

Fred Pouring Concrete

Fred and his Beloved car

Fred Dozin'

03/15/20 11:50 PM #2    

DeWayne Iverson

It hit me hard seeing that Fred has passed on. We were very tight back in the day. He just lived down the lane from me back then. I worked with him at a cabinet shop after we left the service, partied with him, fishing, gigging frogs and we both were car guys then with Fords being our only brand. I lost track of Fred in the years that passed and always hoped he would show up at one of our reunions or gatherings.... RIP Fred

03/16/20 01:41 PM #3    

Linda Wagner (Wood)

I knew Fred from the time we were babies as our families were friends. As we grew up playing  at one or the others homes we had fun building forts and climbing trees. Freddie was always the fun guy.  Sadly,I am very poor at keeping up old friendships but I have some good memories of childhood times with Freddie and his family. Rest in Peace. 

05/01/20 05:56 PM #4    

Kathy Peterson (Thom)

Great photos of him 


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