Jack Monroe Streckenbach

March 25, 1918February 21, 2013

Jack Monroe Streckenbach, the first of five children of Roy and Anna Streckenbach, was born in Seattle, Washington on March 25, 1918, and died in Seattle, Washington on February 21, 2013. During his youth the family also lived in Montana and Wisconsin. After finishing high school in Green Bay, Wisconsin, he returned to Seattle and the University of Washington, where he majored in Aeronautical Engineering. He began work with the Boeing Company in 1940. Having a commission in the US Air Corps, he was called to active duty in June 1942, and was assigned as an Aeroengineer to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. Prior to leaving for Dayton he married Dorothy Ruth (Dee) Bradley on May 30, 1942 in University Methodist Church. After 10 years with the Air Force, Jack returned to Seattle and Boeing in March 1953, and remained with that company until retirement in 1981 as a Senior Engineering Manager. Jack was a registered Professional Engineer in both Ohio and Washington states, a licensed pilot, and an Associate Fellow of the American institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He and Dee and their two children, David and Anna, spent many years camping and hiking in the mountains of Washington. Jack was a leader in the Wilderness Pack Hiking Program of the Pacific Northwest Conference of the Methodist Church. He was an active member of the Masonic Order, having been made a Master Mason in January 1945 while serving in the Air Corps. He was a member of all York Rite and Scottish Rite bodies and of the Nile Shrine in Seattle. He was a lifetime member of the Royal Order of Scotland. Jack served as President of the Past Masters Club of the Nile Shrine. In 2006 he received the Grand Master’s Achievement Award and was knighted by the York Rite Sovereign College of North America. He was installed as Jr. Grand Steward of the Grand Lodge of F&AM of Washington for the 2007 and 2008 Grand Lodge Session. Jack is survived by his wife, Dee Streckenbach; great-grandson Jack; daughter Anna Pollino; grandson Geoffrey Hughes; granddaughter, Eirian Johnson; brother, Bruce; and sisters, Evelyn Jones and Jean Rizer. He was preceded in death by his son, David. A memorial service will be held at University Temple United Methodist Church on February 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Inurnment was at Acacia Memorial Park in Seattle, Washington. Memorials may be made in his name to the Church or to the Shrine Children’s Hospitals through Nile Shrine in Seattle.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, February 28, 2013

Jack Monroe Streckenbach

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October 2, 2017

He was the most loving, nurturing father I could have dreamed of. I miss him every day. He was not ready to leave so soon. He loved life.

Bonnie & Roger Lade

March 1, 2013

Roger and I send our condolences to you all. It was always fun to see Jack when he made his pilgrimages to Mill Center. Nobody could tell more stories than Jack. (Well maybe Bruce could give him a run for his money). He did the Streckenbachs proud. He set a fine example for us all when it came to being active. He'll be missed by many.

Judy Schrickel

March 1, 2013

Jack's visits stopped but the memories never will. His Wisconsin family will miss him.

Judy, Pat, Linda (McAllister sisters)

Lynn Eichinger

February 27, 2013

Uncle Jack left me with many fond memories. I recall visiting Seattle as a kid in 1959 and 1962 and going up to the cabin on Lake Cavanaugh. After my dad died, he visited us in Winneconne and regaled us with tales of his adventures with dad and the airplane --- he told us things dad had never shared. Later on when I was living in Green Bay and his business travels allowed it, he would visit me and sometimes Chuck would be able to come too, making sure we knew he was there for us and that he cared. I will always carry these memories with me and hope you will find peace in knowing how many people loved him.

Sheila and Mike Carter

February 27, 2013

Well, young Jack Hughes has a "larger-than-life" great-grandfather to hear stories about and to pattern his life after. His dad - Geoff Hughes now gets to become to young Jack what Jack S. was to Geoff. And so the thread of life continues.

Sheila and I (Chrissie Hughes' parents) only had a few occasions to interact with Jack and his wife. What a plessure to meet them and get to know them better. We last saw them about 3 years ago at BWI airport traveling on their own back to Seattle. Jack was out pacing us all - well into his nineties.

Brian Hardy

February 26, 2013

Condolences to the family. I will miss Jack. He was a good friend and a great Freemason. Rest in peace my Brother.

Peggy Smith

February 23, 2013

May memories of Jack and a life well and actively lived sustain you.

Willa Ann Smith

February 23, 2013

Those we love don't go away
They walk beside us every day
Unseen, unheard, but always near
Still loved, still missed and very dear

Dee & Family
My deepest sympathy is with all of you. My prayers are lifted upward for each of you during this time of grief. God Blessings

Harry & Marilou Lensch

February 23, 2013

Uncle Jack has gone home to be with God. He has risen to Glory and is waiting for us to join him in eternity.

May God bless all who mourn for him, peace be with you until you join him in heaven.