John Douglas Stenberg

February 3, 1962 – September 16, 2018

It is with a sad heart that we announce the passing of John Douglas Stenberg on Sunday, September 16, 2018 in Seattle at the age of 56. He was born in Mt. Vernon, Wa on February 3, 1962 to Gustav and Alice Stenberg.

He attended Stanwood High School and graduated in 1980. After high school he attended Skagit Valley College then Western Washington University until 1984 at which time he had to drop out due to financial reason. In 1996 he returned to school at the University of Washington to finish his degree this was after a 12 year gap while working full time. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in the Spring of 2003. He wanted to go on to law school but, decided to go to work for Boeing instead.

John loved to make people laugh, cook and listen to rock and roll but, most of all he loved to travel. He always said, “I don’t want to wait until I’m to old or to broke to travel, let’s do it now while we still can,” and he did.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Gary. He is survived by his wife of almost 22 years Marlo Anderson, Seattle, stepsons Jophet and Keil Anderson and one step-grandson Marcus Anderson, sister Karin Billings of Stanwood, Wa. and a host of nephews and nieces. He will be truely missed by the many wonderful friends he made during his life time.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, October 7th at 1 p.m. at the Ballard Elks, 6411 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Ballard Elks #827 Children’s Home Physical Charity.

One Response to “John Douglas Stenberg”

  • Allison Bondy says:

    John and I worked together for four years in Seattle. Although our working environment could be stressful, John always found a way to make everyone around him laugh, take things less seriously, and try to find the humor and irony in every situation. I learned a lot from John. One thing John did always makes me smile when I remember it: when things would get a little out of hand at work, he would play funny Looney Tunes, showtunes, or sound effects on his computer loud enough that the whole room could hear, just to keep things lively and fun. He didn’t let anyone get away with forgetting the value of common sense and always spoke the truth. I hope John is resting in peace.
    Rock on buddy up to the stairway to heaven.
    Love,
    Allison Bondy

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