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John Kenneth Fiedler ’51

John Kenneth Fiedler ’51, September 18, 2013, in Seattle, Washington. At 16, John moved from Minnesota to Oregon, where he built ships before being drafted into service during World War II. He attended Reed for three years and then moved to Seattle, where he worked for Boeing for 35 years as an engineer and strategic planner. A passionate liberal and Democrat, he fought for civil rights and peace. John lived 10 years in Naches, Washington, raising apples with his wife, Beth. He was predeceased by his wife and a son and daughter. Survivors include a daughter and son, nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a sister.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2014

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