Island boy Fred Sundstrom is returning to San Juan

A local boy is coming home.

Fred Sundstrom, oldest of the five Sundstrom brothers, has been living in an assisted living facility in Bellingham for a couple of years but returns to San Juan Island on Saturday to take up residence in October House.

Sundstrom is 92.

"He would like his friends to come see him again. He wants people to know he will be back," said his daughter, Sondra Sundstrom Debeauclair. "His cognitive skills are down and he's in a wheelchair, but he still has some good old memories."

Sundstrom was a "bulldozer man" in his working days, his daughter said. He also logged and landscaped. He also helped Roy Franklin in the development of Friday Harbor Airport.

Sundstrom and his daughter are taking a Saturday morning flight on San Juan Airlines, arriving at Friday Harbor Airport around 10 a.m.

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