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Frederick Mienhardt Adolf

August 31, 1934 ~ September 3, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Frederick Adolf Obituary

Frederick M Adolf, age 89, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, great-great grandfather and brother, was taken to with his Savior on Sept 3, 2023.  Fred was born to Eric and Frances (Weubbenhorst) Adolf on August 31, 1934 in American Falls, Idaho.  At the age of 9 his family moved to Seaside, Oregon where Fred completed his education, graduating from Seaside High School in 1952.  On June 20, 1954 he joined the United States Air Force.  While in the Air Force he met and married the love of his life, Betty, who was his partner and lover for 67 years.  Fred retired from the Air Force as a Major and settled in Spanaway, WA.  After retiring he went to work for the Boeing Company as a the operational planner for the AWACS program and eventually became the Boeing flight dispatcher for all air operations in the Puget Sound area.  He retired from Boeing after 19 years of service.  Fred was an active member of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church.  He put his faith in his active service to the Lord.  Both Fred and Betty loved hiking, especially in the Mount Rainier and Olympics areas and in all the National Parks in Utah. After Fred’s retirement from Boeing, he and Betty enjoyed many trips to Utah, Arizona and Hawaii.  Fred was blest with a daughter, 3 sons, 9 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.  He preceded in death by his beloved wife Betty of 67 years, his daughter Barbara Fink of Hamilton Montana, son Fredrick Mark Adolf and his wife Sherry of Pheonix Arizona, son Christopher Eric Adolf and his wife Dana of Everett Washington and son David Michael Adolf and his wife Shelly of Graham Washington, his sister Francine Kay Atchison and her husband Robert of Redmond Oregon, his grandchildren Kerry, Kelsey, Logan, Shaelyn, Rachel, Matthew, Katelyn, Cherie and Candice, great grandchildren Isaiah, Mi’Rie, Ny’Syre, Felonie, Savage, Elliot, Noah, Ellias and Emeillia and great great grandchild Olivia.  Fred leaves behind his loving family to cherish his memories.

A rosary will be held at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church at 10:30am on Saturday, Sept 23, 2023.  Mass of the Christian Burial will follow at 11:00am. A reception is planned at the parish hall following the funeral Mass.  In remembrance, Fred requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his name to the Neighborhood Clinic, 1323 So. Yakima Ave, Tacoma WA 98405.

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September 23, 2023

10:30 AM
Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church
14601 A Street South
Tacoma, WA 98444

Mass of Christian Burial
September 23, 2023

11:00 AM
Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church
14601 A Street South
Tacoma, WA 98444

Private Inurnment

Calvary Cemetery
5212 S. 70th St.
Tacoma, WA 98467


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