Stephen Charles Gerstenberger


Stephen Charles Gerstenberger passed away on May 17, 2022.

Stephen Charles Gerstenberger passed away on May 17, 2022 at the age of 59. He was born on September 23, 1962 in Cottage Grove, Oregon to Robert and Jaquia Gerstenberger and was the youngest of 7 children.

At the age of 9 and upon the tragic death of his parents, Steve was relocated to Bellevue, Washington along with his sister Betsy and brother Dave where they were raised by their aunt and uncle, Maxine and Richard Carroll, along with the 6 Carroll children.

This was a lonely and difficult time but through his courage and support from his new family, he persevered and graduated from Bellevue high school in 1981. Following graduation Steve worked in various jobs and will forever be remembered by those lucky enough to have known him.

Steve is survived by his brothers Mike (Judy) Gerstenberger, Pete (Ilene) Gerstenberger, Dave (Martina) Gerstenberger, sisters Paige (Kris) Woodard, Susi (Tim) House and Betsy (Tyler) Milligan and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Steve will be buried with his mom and dad in Cottage Grove at the Sears Cemetery. A private family service was held.

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