Frederick C Koppenhafer Jr.

May 30, 1952 ~ December 6, 2021 (age 69)


Fred Koppenhafer Jr. (Freddie), age 69, passed away peacefully on December 6, 2021, at the Hospice House in Bend, Oregon. Fred was born on May 30, 1952, in Bend, to Fred and Maxine Koppenhafer. He was the first of four children.

He grew up on the family farm in Metolius, Oregon. Fred attended grade school in Metolius and Junior High and High School in Madras. He received an Associate degree in Business from Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario.

Fred worked many years in Central Oregon in Business Technology and office machine repair. He also worked as a self-employed carpenter, and in the logging industry.

Fred enjoyed traveling and lived and worked in New Mexico for several years, where he assisted in the setting up of the large hot air balloons for the annual festival. He also enjoyed working on vintage cars and was recently restoring his own El Camino. Fred enjoyed making clocks and coffee tables out slabs of wood, and gave them to family and friends. He also was a sports fan and played football and baseball in high school. Fred was the "tuba" guy in the high school band.

He loved to hunt and fish and loved to take his nephews to his favorite fishing hole. Growing up he was involved in 4-H, Boy Scouts and FFA. He was a hard worker and despite serious injuries as a teenager from a motorcycle accident, he lived a full and active life. He was very generous and loved his family and many friends.

Fred is survived by his father, Fred Koppenhafer; sister, Betty Sieges; brother, Jim; and sister-in-law, Shannon. He is also survived by two daughters, Aimee Cessna and Kimberly; nephews, Mason (Becca) Adam, Andy (Kelby); nieces, Kara,(Will) Cassie, and Jena; and four grandchildren. Fred is preceded in death by his mother, Maxine (Mickey) Koppenhafer; brother, Denny; and brother-in-law, Terry Sieges.

A special thank-you to his Hospice nurse Kim Strain, Partners in Home Care and the Hospice House in Bend. A heartfelt his dear friend, Paula, who shared the last days of his life with him.

A memorial service is planned for the spring of 2022.

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