June 28, 1933 – January 21, 2012
William “Bill” Amstutz was born in Chehalis on 6/28/33 and passed away suddenly on 1/21/12. He was raised on the family farm west of Chehalis. He attended Adna schools, graduating in 1951. He served in the US Army Infantry from 1953-1955. He worked for 26 years as a letter carrier for the US Postal Service in Chehalis retiring in 1991. He enjoyed playing slo-pitch and bowling up into his 40’s. He loved hunting and fishing and going on walks in the great outdoors. You could always find him cheering on the Mariners and Seahawks. He was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Frieda (Steudler) Amstutz and his two sisters, Ileen and Eleanor. He is survived by his wife Janet (Allender); four daughters, Lori (& Bryan McCanna, The Dalles OR), Karyn (& Brent Edwards, Meridian, ID), Susan (& Derek Hardenbergh, Sandy, OR) and Jolyn (& Dan Curfman, Puyallup, WA); two sons, Brian (& Ronnie) and David (& Lisa) both of Wasilla, AK; 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm with services on Friday at 1:30 pm at Sticklin Funeral Chapel in Centralia. Please make donations to the American Heart Association in lieu of flowers. Arrangements under the direction of Sticklin Funeral Chapel, Centralia, WA.
- Visitation Thursday, January 26, 2012
- Funeral Service Friday, January 27, 2012
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Pete & Brenda Galarza
February 3, 2012
Bill always smiled when we would see him and he loved to talk. He has a very special place in our hearts and he will certainly be missed when we go visit with Janet.
February 2, 2012
So very sorry for your loss. Our thought and prayers are with you all. Wish I could have made it to the service, thank you for posting this Jolyn. Linda Blakeley and family
January 27, 2012
As a member of the David Bush family, my dad and Bill were dear friends for many years, having played soft ball together back in the big-ball era! I will be attending todays service, as my father passed on in 1999......may Bill and my dad enjoy their heavenly conversations together! Bill, like my dad, was a mailman for many years....my dad delivered out of Olympia for 32 years! God bless the family!
January 25, 2012
We are praying God's comfort and peace for all of you as you go through this difficult time.
In His Love,
Bob and Janice Edwards