Obituary: Rudolph Donald Frick


Rudolph Donald Frick

July 3 1953 –  February 26, 2024


Don lost his battle with cancer on February 26, 2024. He loved life and wanted more time to finish all his projects. He fought hard to get all the time he did get. Don was a man of many, many interests. He loved boating, gardening, blacksmithing, saw milling, Timberline Lodge at Mt. Hood Oregon, creating things and building whatever. He even wanted to put a narrow gauge railroad around the property.

Don was born July 3, 1953 in Eugene, OR. He moved to Blaine with his family and attended Blaine schools, graduating in 1971. He then went to Clark Community College in Vancouver, WA and got his AA in drafting. After moving back to Whatcom County he worked 22 years for the Arco Refinery at Cherry Point, then opened Fricks Forge. He did the blacksmithing for 10 years and then went to work at Western Washington University in the steam plant for eight years and then retired but never slowed down when it came to his projects. He created more than he finished thus he was known as “The King of Unfinished Projects”

Don is survived by his wife Nancy of 36 years, sister Marilee and brother Tom (wife Teresa) as well as several nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held this summer.

Rest in peace my love.