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Fred S. Evertsbusch

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Fred S. Evertsbusch

Spokane, WA

Fred S. Evertsbusch, age 94, of Spokane, WA, passed away Friday, November 29, 2013, at home, with his daughter, Pat, by his side. Fred was born in Pateros, WA on January 31, 1919, to Frederick “Doc” Evertsbusch and Hazel (Starr) Evertsbusch. After his marriage to Margaret (Welborn) in 1942, Fred served with distinction in WWII as a bombardier for the Army Air Corps and retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserve after 26 years of service. Growing up with two sisters, Fred’s family called him “Boy” for many years. He graduated from Washington State College with a pharmacy degree, and followed Doc’s footsteps as owner of the Pateros Pharmacy. After living briefly in Twisp and Othello, Fred and Marg lived in Medical Lake for 30 years, where Fred was the first pharmacist at Lakeland Village. Fred and Marg then moved to Spokane, where Fred lived for 13 years. Fred had a lifelong affair with sports, as a player, official, fan and an enthusiastic referee critic. He enjoyed piloting his Cessna 172 and riding his horses. He served extensively in his communities and was a lifelong supporter of his beloved Cougars.

He is survived by his daughter, Patricia; his son, Carl (Fran); and his two grandchildren, Jana and Kevin. Mr. Evertsbusch was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Margaret (Welborn); his son, Philip; and his sisters, Valeska and Joy (Gulledge).

The family would like to thank all of the folks from Family Home Care and Hospice of Spokane and give special thanks to his long-term caregiver, Suvada, for the exceptional care they all provided.

A Committal Service will be held at the Washington State Veterans’ Cemetery, 21702 W. Espanola Road, Medical Lake, WA promptly at 1:30 p.m. Friday, December 13, 2013. Please join the family for a reception in Medical Lake immediately after the Service to celebrate Fred’s life (2:15 p.m.). Call 509-744-9298 for details. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Medical Lake Food Bank (509-299-3819), where Fred volunteered for many years, and Hospice of Spokane (, who was responsible for easing his final days. Cheney Funeral Chapel, Cheney, WA. Online guestbook at

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