Obituary:Robert Lester Schertenleib
Robert Lester Schertenleib passed away October 18, 2012.
Les was born Sept. 2, 1921 in Wauconda, Wash., to Robert Schertenleib and Lillian Thomason-Schertenleib.
He was raised in Wauconda, where he attended school until the sixth-grade.
He then quit school to help run the family farm. He married Edna G. Rounds Dec. 18, 1942.
After they married, he and Edna farmed and ranched at Wauconda. Several years later, he went to work in the timber industry while continuing to farm and ranch.
Les was also a well-known and respected road builder. He built many of the roads in the forests of Okanogan and Ferry counties.
Les enjoyed fishing and camping with his children and grandchildren.
He was a self-taught musician who loved to sing. He played the harmonica, guitar, piano, banjo, violin, and accordion.
He favored “old time" songs and desired for these traditions to be passed down through the generations. Les was part of the generation who originally settled this area of our state. He possessed many experiences and stories that will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
Les was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
Les is survived by his wife of 69 years, Edna; son, Marv (Karin) Schertenleib of Omak; great-grandsons, Brandon and Blaine Braunschweig; son, Mel (Patty) Schertenleib of Tonasket; grandson, Kasey (Samantha) Schertenleib of Pullman; great-grandchildren, Joyce and Daniel; grandson, Kory (Stephanie) Schertenleib of Tonasket; great-grandchildren Tyson and Kara; daughter, Marcia (Steve) Henneman of Wauconda; grandson, Chad (Jamie) Henneman of Vanhorn, Texas; great-grandson, Beau; granddaughter, Lesli (Jeff) Koplin of Tonasket; great-granddaughters, Madison and Sydney; sisters, Thelma Weber and Ruby Faught; and brother, Cal Schertenleib.
He was preceded in death by his mother, father, brothers, Stanton and Walter Schertenleib; sister, Therese Snyder; and one granddaughter, Stephanie Schertenleib-Braunschweig.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. in Wauconda Cemetery on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.
A dinner/fellowship will follow at Wauconda Community Hall.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in honor of Les can be made to the Wauconda Cemetery, 3 Summer Rd, Tonasket, Wash. 98855 or the Wauconda Community Hall, P.O. Box 4, Wauconda, Wash. 98859.