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05/10/1931 — 09/22/2022
From Richland, WA
Harold Fredrickson, of Richland, died September 22, 2022 at his home.
Born in Bennet, Colorado in 1931, he was predeceased by his parents, Carl and Edith Fredrickson; his sister Helen Foos and her husband Eddie; and his wife of 64 years, Rosalee Fredrickson. Harold is survived by his six children and their spouses, Zara Fredrickson, Susan Pritchard (Dale), Ann Fredrickson (partner Kenneth), John Fredrickson (Suzette), Katherine Fredrickson, and Mary Nootenboom; six grandchildren, Eric Pritchard, Brandon Nootenboom (Simone), Dillon Pritchard, Elliot Fredrickson-Pleau, Lexi Fredrickson, and Luna Robard.
After graduating high school in 1948, Harold worked for General Electric while studying engineering at Eastern Washington College for two years. He joined the Air Force at 20 and served as a radio operator in Korea. After 4 years of service with the Air Force he and Rosalee married on July 5th of 1954, They settled in Richland near both their sets of parents. Harold was a devoted husband and father, with a warm smile and kind word for all. He enjoyed collecting arrow heads, gems and minerals to add to the large collection started by his parents. He was also interested in geology and was enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge of stones and minerals found locally and in various regions he visited with his children and grandchildren. He was a lifelong table-tennis player, beginning to play in college and competing in regional and national events and continuing to play multiple times per week through 2020 with the Tri-Cities Table Tennis Association. Harold enjoyed gardening and planting and loved animals, especially his many cats.
The family will receive friends 1 p.m. on Monday October 3rd, 2022, at the Graveside Service at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Richland.
Ah Harold! What a genuine man. He was resolute and loved to help teachable people, especially if you wanted some finer points in Table Tennis. Thanks for your friendliness, perseverance, and steadiness!
I would so love to have been there to help mark the passage of such a kind and loving man. I know you will all miss him deeply, and I hope you had a good day together to remember him.
My condolences Susan, so sorry for your loss.
Harold was such a great guy. I met him at the warehouse 1166/1100 area at Hanford when I first started at the warehouse. He was always friendly and willing to help with anything. Great years at Hanford with Harold.
We will miss Harold’s smiling face and cordial demeanor. May he rest in peace.