Obituary: Rev. Wendell Jay Stakkestad


Rev. Wendell Jay Stakkestad

May 28, 1936 – February 28, 2022 

Rev. Wendell Jay Stakkestad, 85, passed away peacefully on February 28, 2022 in Gig Harbor WA. Wendell was born on May 28, 1936 in Burlington, WA.

Wendell is survived by his sister Ingrid (Dale); children Dena (John), Wendy (Brad), Tim; grandchildren Jason, Jessica, Austin (Sabrina), Tanner & Trent; great-grandchildren William & Edison. He was preceded in death by parents Jacob & Helena, sister Sylvia, first wife and mother of children Jackie, second wife Maggie, niece Susan.  

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 12 pm at Edison Lutheran Church in Bow, WA. A graveside service will follow at Bow Cemetery in Bow, WA.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Lutheran World Relief at, Edison Lutheran Church in Bow, WA or Zion Lutheran Church in Ferndale, WA.  

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Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, WA.