Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home

1306 N Pines Rd, Spokane Valley, WA


Chester Arno Jahns Jr.

January 25, 1946June 20, 2020

Chester Arno Jahns Jr., 74, of Rockford, WA passed away on June 20, 2020. Chester was born in Spokane, WA on January 25, 1946.

He graduated from Freeman High School and then Washington State University with a degree in Agriculture Engineering. After getting his degree, Chester worked for the Soil Conservation Service and later managed Viewpoint Farm in Rockford, WA. Chester was active with the Washington Farm Bureau, Secretary of Spokane County Crop Improvement, he was on the board of directors for Mica Peak Cemetery, the citizen’s advisory committee for the Spokane County Air Pollution Control Authority, President of the Spokane Swing Dance Club. Chester was a faithful member of Rockford United Methodist Church. Chester loved to travel to many places including Germany and Ukraine to observe their farming practices and he enjoyed participation in the German American Society. He loved hiking, bicycling, and snow skiing, and of course he loved playing a little black jack! Chester is survived by his son Kelly Jahns, daughter Tamara Scarcello, two grandchildren, as well as his brother William Jahns and his sister Bonita Morrow.


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Chester Arno Jahns Jr.

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Loree Adams

July 13, 2020

There must be a dance floor up in heaven. There is going be another dancer joining in on the fun. So many great people will be there too. Makes me sad knowing I won't see him again on this earth. But just maybe, he will ask me to dance when I see him again in heaven. Rest in peace.

Mahala Fedor

July 9, 2020

Chet loved to dance. He was a big part of the local dance community in Spokane and served as president of the Spokane Swing Dance Club for many years and helped keep the scene going here. He was always willing to step in and be an extra body when we needed to even out classes and always stayed til the end of the dances to help clean up. He was kind, and always down to east and west coast swing. We will miss him.

Christie and Dan Seelye

July 8, 2020

I remember the great breakfasts Chet would make, but he left the cleanup to someone else :-)
After we ate we rode out to his wheat fields and checked out the crop circle, it was amazing.
Another time we went to Mica Peak and gathered some great mica
rocks, one was so big that Chet volunteered to carry it all the way back to the car. It is in our flower border still.
Brother in law, you will be missed! RIP

Mark Armstrong

July 7, 2020

I remember the times my wife, Mary Ellen, and I went to gatherings of “ the cousins”. Chet was always very kind to Mary Ellen, and genuinely enjoyed visiting with her. I was privileged to be included in the group and the friendly family repartee. Such a really nice guy. He will be missed. My sincere condolences to all the Johns family

Connie Webster

July 7, 2020

I remember you taking us to Playfair to watch the horses race and you teaching me about how to bet and making bets that I wanted. I used a different method than you, mine was based on how pretty the horse was, I never did to very well, but the horse track is always a fun time when I can get there. You will be missed Uncle Chet. XO

Julie Clark

July 7, 2020

Just a quick note - there are several notes/memories of Chet written on his personal Facebook page (under name “Chet Jahns”).

Karen O'Connell Koch

July 5, 2020

I was always very fond of Scooc and was so sorry to hear of his passing. The last time i saw him was at someone elses funeral. Is there going to be a memorial service or graveyard service ? Always remember the many many holidays our families spent together. Karen O'Connell Koch

Stefan Fechter

July 5, 2020

Our condolences to Chet’s family. We’ll miss him at the retiree lunches.

Sidney Turner

July 5, 2020

Chet always had an upbeat attitude and LOVED to dance. He will be greatly missed.

Julie Clark

July 5, 2020

My sincere condolences to Chet’s family and close friends. My late husband Jerry & I knew Chet through the local ballroom dance community for nearly 20 years. He was a kind and gentle man, friendly and supportive of everyone. I’m sure he’ll be greatly missed.

Julie Clark


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