Obituary: Fredrick Michael Tiedeman Jr., a.k.a. ‘Two Feathers’

August 28, 1949 – March 9, 2020

Obituary: Fredrick Michael Tiedeman Jr., a.k.a. ‘Two Feathers’

“There is no death, only a change of worlds.” -Chief Seattle

“At the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit. And that center is really everywhere. It is within each of us.” -Black Elk

Fredrick passed away peacefully on the morning of March 9 after a long battle with a terminal illness, all the while holding strong to his dreams of playing music. He was loved by so many and known for his infectious enthusiasm for life. With his sense of humor and quick wit, he was always the life of the party and never knew a stranger.

Fred was born and raised in Cordova, Alaska, a proud Aleut. He loved sharing many stories about his time in Alaska and his Alaskan Native Heritage. Whether it was about subsistence fishing, working as a Journeyman Carpenter or laying the Alyeska Pipeline, it was always enjoyable listening to his storytelling.
He was drafted into the military at age 17 and was honorably discharged from the Navy after serving in Vietnam.

Fred was a self-taught musician from a very young age and shared his love and passion for the blues with so many.

Fred was survived by his wife Grace Tiedeman; his children, Nicholaus Tiedeman, Onika Kuhn, Natasha Evans and Jeffery Chappell; his grandchildren Aaliyah, Taylor and Willow Tiedeman, Kiona and Onawa Kuhn, Miakoda Freiberg, Emily and Kaitlyn Kelbatyrov, Gavin Parel and Colin Chappell. A Celebration of Life will be held in summer 2020 in Everett, WA. Details to be announced. Visit Fred’s “Ever Loved” webpage at to share memories and condolences.