Bert Stennes

Lifelong resident of Pateros, Bert Stennes went home to be with the Lord Saturday August 12, 2017 at his home following a short illness. He was born February 5, 1924. He was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn Stennes, one brother Kermit Stennes, and three sisters, Idun Bonar, Inga Cox, and Marie Taylor. He is survived by his two siblings, Selma Steiner, and Esther Jones, his three children, Eric Stennes, Shanon Maitland and Mike Stennes and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, along with many family and friends.
He was born in Methow, as the youngest of seven siblings. He attended first Methow school, then Pateros public school, graduated, than went on to the University of Washington, dropping out to join the Army Air Corps, serving as a pilot instructor during World War II. He lived in the Pateros area his entire life with his wife Evelyn. He owned a Shell Station before becoming active orchardists and fruit producers for many years. He enjoyed Pateros High School sports, and supporting the kids. He remained active in his Christian walk with the Lord, serving as an active member of the United Methodist Church in Pateros.
Service will be August 26, 11 a.m. at the Pateros High School. A catered luncheon reception will follow at the Howard’s Event Center in Pateros. In lieu of flowers, don tions can be made to Pateros High School Football or the Brewster Senior Center.
Please leave any thoughts and memories for the family at www.barneschapel.com.  Services are entrusted to Barnes Chapel of Brewster.

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