FRED VANWERT Fred VanWert, 67, of Reedsport, Ore., passed away Jan. 14, 2013. He was born Sept. 6, 1944, to Frank and Mildred (Gotcher) VanWert. He married Lee Dewitt in Las Vegas, Sept. 12, 1977. Fred spent 31 years as a firefighter in Riverside, Calif. He retired as an engineer in 2001 and they moved to Reedsport, where he loved to play golf. He is survived by his wife and best friend, Lee; three daughters, Penny VanWert of Sommersville, Mont., Kathy O'Leary of Riverside, and Nancy DeWindt of Las Vegas; son, John DeWindt of Gardnerville; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. No services are scheduled. Dunes Memorial Chapel, 2300 Frontage Road, in Reedsport is in charge of arrangements.