Pete Gerstner


Pete Gerstner died January 9, 2020 at the age of 85. He was born September 5, 1934 in Montrose, Colorado. He moved to Culp Creek, Oregon with his family in 1942. He went to work at Bohemia Plywood at the age of 16 and worked there until they shut down and he retired. He married Joyce Barton in 1957, they later divorced. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and loved driving the mountains and the coast. He is survived by his daughter Shelia Lazzar and husband J.R., sisters Irene Hird and Gerty Pritchard, 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and sister in law Dorothy Gerstner. He was preceded in death by his parents Pete and Genevieve Gerstner, son Thomas Gerstner, brothers Juluis, Isadore, John, and Martin Gerstner, sister Lorene Williams, and long-time companion Pansy Stranton. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

 

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