OBITUARY

Bernard P. Goldenstein

July 22, 1927May 17, 2013

Bernard Peter Goldenstein passed away May 17, 2013 at the age of 85. He was born in Merton Township, Steele County, Minnesota on July 22, 1927 to Harm B. and Altjeline R. Goldenstein. He spoke fluent Plattdeutsch (Low German) as a child.

Bernard was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps. He worked as a machinist for Viking Pump of Cedar Falls, Iowa until his retirement , then went to work for a vitamin supplement manufacturing company, Hillstead Corporation of San Jose, CA where he was Plant Maintenance Superintendent until the late 1980’s. In 1984, he became the apartment manager where he lived; and also was the caretaker at the Wesleyan Church-Livingword Fellowship where he was also a member.

Bernard married Dorothella Thompson on December 27, 1998 at the Wesleyan Church.

Bernard is survived by his wife, Dorothella; sons, Bruce Goldenstein of Leesburg, VA and Steve Goldenstein of Centralia, WA; step children, Mariella Yancey and Teresa Ohrt of Vancouver, WA, Marijean Metcalf of Gresham, OR, Sarah Hoyt of Spokane, WA, Esther Tschetter of Souix Falls, SD, John Thompson, Aletha Holdorf, William Thompson, Timothy Thompson all of Ridgefield, WA, Kathleen Gappa of Lakewood, CO, Mark Thompson of Portland, OR and Rebecca Barbo of Woodland, WA; six grandchildren and 25 step grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son Dennis Goldenstein.

Arrangements under the care of Vancouver Funeral Chapel.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 24, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  • Committal Service Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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Bernard P. Goldenstein

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stacey davis

June 17, 2014

Sure do miss u!

Terrie Gasperetti

June 29, 2013

I will always see you at the door counting heads on Sunday. Thanks for all the smiles and hugs. I appreciate all you and Dorothella have done. You were an enormous blessing for many.

John Thompson

May 25, 2013

Carol and Don Jr Billman

May 25, 2013

We will always love and miss you Uncle Benny.
Love Carol and Don Jr

Tonya Neipert

May 25, 2013

I will always love and miss you, Uncle Benny

Stacey Davis

May 24, 2013

Dear Grandpa,
I am sad of your passing but comforted to know that where you rest now is in the Kingdom of Heaven. You are reunited with Grandma, Dennis and family who were waiting for you with open arms. I have so many Great memories of you growing up! One being, spending the night with you and Grandma and you and I getting up Sunday morning to go to church.(Grandma had those pork chops waiting for us when we got home):) Another.. Santa Cruz, where we all spent numerous weekends riding rides and picnicing on the beach. You loved that log ride. Thought you and Dad were never going to get off it, lol. Camping...You and Grandma went camping with us a few times. Lots of fun! Such wonderful memories! You are very dear to my heart! Grandpa, you will be greatly missed but I know this is not goodbye, for one day I will join you in heaven. May you rest in peace. I Love You! Your Granddaughter, Stacey

Stacey Davis

May 24, 2013

Stacey Davis

May 24, 2013

Stacey Davis

May 24, 2013

Stacey Davis

May 24, 2013