Steven James Bontrager
Steven James Bontrager passed away on Friday, July 19, 2019, after a 2-year battle with cancer.
He was born on May 13, 1951, in Colfax, Wa. He moved to Spokane at age 5. He graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1969, then from Eastern Washington University with an engineering degree in 1974. While attending EWU, he married Gaylene Baker. They were married for 24 years and had 2 sons; Chris and Scott. Gaylene passed away in January 1997.
Steve married his wife Jan, in September 1998. They blended their families, adding Jan’s 2 boys, Scott and Charlie.
Steve is survived by his wife Jan, sons Chris (Shannon) and Scott (Stephanie) and stepsons Scott (Mystery) and Charlie (Alyson), his mother Jeanette, brother Doug, sister Peggy and 9 grandchildren.
He had a long career in the cabinet and countertop business, working for several companies as well as owning his own. He taught drivers education for 10 years prior to retirement. He and Jan enjoyed traveling extensively, as well as spending time at their cabin on Spirit Lake, and good times with the family.
He was a wonderful son, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him.
Memorial services will be held on August 14th at 3:00 p.m. at Hennessey Valley Funeral Home, 1315 N Pines Rd, Spokane Valley.
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