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Fred Walter Bigej

February 27, 1919 ~ February 4, 2018 (age 98)

Fred Walter Bigej

February 27, 1919 – February 4, 2018


Fred, a lifelong resident of Oregon City, Oregon died peacefully at his home.  He was 98 years old.

Fred graduated from New Era Grade School, Canby High School and attended University of Washington.  In 1940, he married Billie Fink.  He enlisted in the Army during World War 11 and was involved in the invasions of Sicily, North Africa, and France.

He was employed at Steele Pansy Garden, Lou Johnson Co. and AMCO.  Prior to his retirement he was selling Motorola, Norge, and Amana Appliances.

He was a member of Canby Rod and Gun Club, a member of Oregon City Elks, and Zion Lutheran Church.  His farm was very special to him.  He raised cattle, sheep, Christmas trees, and recently blueberries.

Fred was preceded in death by his wife in 2000 and daughter Wendy in 2009.  He is survived by his daughter Kathy Jadlos of Phoenix, Az., 4 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and loving friend Betty Mindt.

Services will be held at 10AM on Tuesday, February 13th at Zion Lutheran Church in Oregon City, Oregon.  Donations may be made to Zion Lutheran Church Endowment Fund.  


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