|6/7/2013 3:28:00 PM|
November 12, 1923 - June 3, 2013
Clair Sackenreuter passed away peacefully on June 3, 2013, in Chelan, Washington.
He was born November 12, 1923 in Lawton, North Dakota to Bill and Lovetta Sackenreuter.
The family moved to Bellingham, Washington and Clair graduated from Mount Baker High School in1942.
He was a proud Marine and served his country during World War II and remained active in the local VFW organization. Clair married his high school sweetheart Jean Cook in May 1945 and they had 3 children, Rick, Steve, and Karla. They celebrated their 67th anniversary on May 4.
Clair started work for the Washington State Department of Game in 1950 and enjoyed 32 successful years in a job he loved. His first assignment was at the Fish Hatchery in Seward Park, Seattle, Washington. Later he transferred to Puyallup, Washington and then to the South Tacoma Hatchery. In1959 Clair was promoted to Hatchery Manager in Lake Chelan and worked there until his retirement in 1982.
Upon Clairs retirement he and Jean moved from the hatchery to Chelan where they lived comfortably in their home. They traveled extensively with their RV Trailer and spent wonderful times with their family and friends. It was always fun for them to runaway to be snowbirds in California and Arizona each winter. They also enjoyed trips to Yellowstone National Park, Banff/ Lake Louise Canada, the Texas Panhandle and fishing in Canada.
Clair had many hobbies and especially enjoyed Hunting, Fishing, Traveling and Gardening.
He was an avid sports fan and watched many games while his children were competing in sports.
In his later years he enjoyed listening to the Chelan Goats on the radio. Clair was also active with the Lake Chelan Methodist Church and participated in many community events.
Clair is survived by his wife Jean, of Heritage Heights in Chelan; his children Rick Sackenreuter, of Chelan, Steve (Linda) Sackenreuter of Woodinville, Washington and Karla Sackenreuter of Chelan; 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
The family wants to thank all his friends at Heritage Heights who helped care for Clair since October 2011. We also want to thank the Hospital and Regency Manor staff for providing excellent care for Clair. Memorials may be made to Lake Chelan Community Hospital, P. O. Box 908, Chelan, WA 98816 or Heritage Heights, 505 E. Highland Ave, Chelan, WA 98816.
Arrangements entrusted to Precht Rose Chapel. No services will be held.
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