OBITUARY

Albert Edward Ihlenfeldt

December 21, 1926December 31, 2012

Albert Edward Ihlenfeldt, 86, of East Stroudsburg, formally of Seattle, Washington; passed away late Monday evening December 31, 2012 at the White Stone Health Care Center in Stroudsburg.

Born in Seattle, Washington; on December 21, 1926, he was a son to the late Albert and Alice Boland Ihlenfeldt. Albert graduated from Bothell High School, Bothell, WA; and Seattle University, Seattle, WA; where he earned a business degree in Accounting. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Following his honorable discharge Albert worked as an accountant and retired in 1991 as an accountant with Flow Industries of Seattle, WA; He moved to East Stroudsburg in 2000 to be close to his daughter and grandchildren. He loved the game of golf and was an active player until he was 85.

Preceding him in death in addition to his parents was sisters, Kathryn Scott and Ruth Sayer and brothers, Norman Ihlenfeldt and James Ihlenfeldt.

Surviving is his daughter Susan Kenny, her husband Stephen and granddaughter Katie of Calabash, NC; and Kristin Kenny of Caldwell NJ; stepsons, Kirt Sherman and his wife Kathy of Portland, OR; John Sherman of Snohomish, WA; and Jason Huguenin and his wife Jennifer of Lynnwood, WA; brothers, Eugene Ihlenfeldt of Enumclaw, WA; and Donald Ihlenfeldt of Steamboat Springs, CO; many nieces and nephews.

A memorial services will be held on Friday January 4, 2013 at 1:00P.M. at the Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home, Inc. 27 Washington Street, East Stroudsburg with Monsignor. Thomas McLaughlin officiating . Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

A gathering for family and friends will be held at the funeral home on January 4, 2013 from 12:30 P.M. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions can be donated to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home, Inc. 27 Washington Street East Stroudsburg, where online condolences can be made at www.lantermanallenfh.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 4, 2013
  • Memorial Service Friday, January 4, 2013
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kirt sherman

June 23, 2013

When I think of Al, it is him hitting golf balls. He would drag us up to the elementary school and have John and myself try and catch the balls. The problem was that the field was hard pot holed dirt covered in rocks. the balls would bounce off our chests if we were lucky. I didnt have glasses then and was blind as a bat, I would be running all over trying to dodge the golf balls. Al would be up on the hill yelling for us to stand our ground. I have always thought of golf as a contact sport, since then.
He will be missed.

Jason Huguenin

April 25, 2013

Al married my mom, Shirley, when I was 2 and they were married until I was 10. I never called Al "dad" except when I talked about him to other people. But he was definitely my dad. I now have my own kids and so much of what I know about fatherhood I learned from Al. He taught me to throw and catch, to shoot a baskeball, and eventually, to play golf. And as much as sports have been a central part of my life, what I learned most from Al is how to really love people. He was good to me. He had no real reason to be, but he was. He treated me like his own. After the divorce he still had me over to his place on weekends and we played a lot of golf. In so many of the entries I've read, he's described as soft spoken and tender. That's definitely the man I knew. But he knew how to play and have a good time too. I'm deeply blessed to have had him in my life. His influence on me will be passed down for generations.

February 3, 2013

I, too, always loved it when Al came up to visit with our Mom in Massachusetts. I feel like I really got to know him over the recent years, especially with him and Susan on the East coast. Al had such a great energy-calm, compassionate and yet he was also so full of life and vigor. And always in great shape!! All you Ihlenfledt men seem to hold that trait! My heart goes out to all of our family and you will be missed so much Uncle Al!!

Stephen Sayers

February 3, 2013

I did not get to know Uncle Al as well as most of you did (being one of the east coast Sayers clan), but I wanted to recount something that Al said at my mom's funeral a few years ago. We were talking with Don and Gene about how no one was expecting Ruth to go before her older brothers and Al said, “It was just like your mom to cut the line”. I think of that quite often and it always brings a smile to my face.

Jana Huddleston

February 1, 2013

I have such fond memories of getting together with the entire Ihlenfeldt clan at Grandma's house when we were young. I loved just listening to the grown ups chat and laugh and enjoy each other's company. What great role models! Uncle Al would be there with my cousins and we all had such a great time together. The last time Al was out he spent the day at my Dad's house while we had a get together. It was chaos, noise and kids everywhere. He and Dad treated themselves to a drink and chatted all night. It was great. I will miss you Uncle Al.

Sandie Ihlenfeldt

January 31, 2013

Although Al was the smallest of the five boys, he had a very large sense of humor. When you saw that shy but mischievous smile appear with a twinkle in his eyes, you knew something very funny was about to be said.

Don Ihlenfeldt

January 31, 2013

My brother, Al, was one of the "big kids" and I was one of the "little kids." He was second from the oldest and I was second from the youngest in a family of seven kids. Our difference in age meant that we never palled around together as youngsters, but through the years we shared a love for golf and for music. He was soft spoken and gentle and easy to be around. I will miss him.

Ruth Hanavan

January 30, 2013

It was always so nice to see Uncle Al when he came to visit my mom in the Berkshires. Patrick and I always enjoyed his easy way and relaxed demeanor. He and my mom would have long talks and spend the entire visit reminiscing about their childhoods. They laughed a lot together.

Anyone who had Uncle Al in their life was very, very lucky. He will be missed.

Marian Ihlenfeldt

January 30, 2013

I remember Uncle Al from when I was a little girl living with Grandma Ihlenfeldt in the 1960's after my mom died and my dad was living in Hawaii. Uncle Al and Aunt Mary Jane would rescue Grandma once a month by taking this rambunctious pre-schooler off her hands and bring me to their house to hang out for the day. I remember Kirt's insect collection and the boys walkie talkies. One time the walkie talkies connected with a pilot flying nearby and the pilot scared us telling us we were breaking the law. When we ran to Uncle Al he just calmly said, "Maybe you shouldn't do that"....without a reprimand or getting upset. He was always smiling and laughing at my antics, but he was also there to perform surgery when I got a huge splinter in my hand trying to keep up with the big kids. He was a calming presence with a great sense of humor...always.... He will be missed.

Susan Kenny

January 29, 2013