Frederick Ivar Thomassen, 79


January 18, 2024

Frederick Ivar Thomassen was born in Petersburg, Alaska, on June 6, 1944 to Haakon and Elenore Thomassen. He passed away December 13, 2023.

He was the youngest of four boys. In his young years he fished halibut out west on his dad’s boat, the Baltic. He didn’t care for it and at about eighteen he and his brother Ted jumped off the boat and swam to the beach in the Narrows, at slack tide of course.

He was in a car wreck just past the Beachcomber with Dewey Duval and Frank Crick. They thought he was dead because a three inch thick branch had pierced through his left lung and stapled him to his seat. Much to their surprise, he lived.

He crabbed with his good friend Jerry Dahl, Sr, on the Billie B for ten years or more. He also had a backhoe business. He was a good carpenter and built a cabin by himself along the Narrows.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his three brothers, Ted, Palmer and Steve. He is survived by his son Greg, daughter-in-law Mandy, grandchildren Trybe and Bareal; his nephews, Palmer Jr. and Steve Jr.; and nieces Sabra, Raen, and Michele.


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