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Fred Dotzel

August 19, 2022

U.S. Veteran

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Posted by:
Dave Fedak

Posted on:
August 23, 2022

What deep sadness I am feeling at the loss of "the rock" up on our little mountain. Fred was my "go to guy" to get the low-down on things happening on the mountain, hear a great story, or just sit and talk about nothing...like a Seinfeld show. He was my link to the past...I'll call them the "Rat Pack"...my dad, Carl Benkowsky (both gone) and Fred. There was always a sense of comfort knowing Fred was down in the shop, always available to check-in with. Fred loved the mountain, and I reassured him many time things would not change across the street. Although the loss of Fred has hit me hard, I will cherish the time spent talking with him on two occasions this past spring. It's going to be hard though when I am across the street or getting the mail and I don't see his truck down at his shop. There was just a comfort there...knowing he was around...keeping an eye on "the mountain" and his link to some great past times with my dad and Carl. Oh...and by the way...folks would say my dad was a hard worker. He didn't live to see Fred build his Castle on the highest point of any lots in our neighborhood. Well, Fred outworked them all who built their own Castles. Nothing held Fred back when he set his sights on something to be done. Someday I'll check-in with him again. My deepest condolences to his extended family. Dave Fedak

Posted by:
cindy dorzinsky

Posted on:
August 23, 2022

Freddy was his family's advocate...especially his sister Angela, I can remember a time Angela and myself were at Royeks'store; when someone (won't name names) said or did something that was offensive to Angela, and after Freddie found out. Oh, and it did not take long, there were about 10 bikers from Blackman's that came and scared you know what out of that spineless man. I remember him running into the bushes. I always admired him for that...sticking up for his baby sister. He was a force to be reckoned with, and Angela was never bothered again by this guy. QUITE IMPRESSIVE FREDDY! You were a fighter and kind, God Bless and Keep you;. Love Cindy Dorzinsky

Posted by:
Kristin Knight Pace

Posted on:
August 21, 2022

Uncle Fred was like no one else on earth. He was the teller of the funniest stories of all time. He was tougher than anyone I’ve ever met. I could only hope to exhibit half the grit of Uncle Fred over the course of my lifetime. We lost one of the greats, and we are so sad. We send our love to all the Dotzels from Alaska. -Kristin

Posted by:
Jimmy

Posted on:
August 21, 2022

I’m deeply saddened at the passing of Fred. Fred loved fishing the river and knew it better than anyone I know. he was loved by all his friends at the river. I hope he’s up there surrounded by sky. we truly lost a great man he will be deeply missed. Invictus Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds and shall find me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.

Posted by:
Gene Shinal

Posted on:
August 21, 2022

Always ready to roll up his sleeves and help a friend whatever the need. That was Fred. Ill miss his many stories and his wit. RIP my friend. Gene Shinal