STANLEY DAVID ELMLINGER
December 14, 1948 ˜ January 23, 2021
Stanley D. Elmlinger, 72, died Jan. 23, 2021, at the Portland V.A. Hospital.
He is the son of Jack and Betty Elmlinger. Born on Dec. 14, 1948, in Stoughton, WI.
At about age two years old, his family moved from Wisconsin to Washington.
He attended Washington as well as Minnehaha elementary, Lewis junior high, and Fort Vancouver High School.
On Nov. 5, 1968 he went into the Air Force as a SSGT, Patrolman until May 1, 1972.
Stan worked in landscaping at TechWood building trusses for homes. He worked in the paper industry at Crown Zellerbach in the warehouse, which changed names over his 25 years of service.
On April 16, 1976, he married Roxanne Bump in downtown Vancouver, WA. whom he was married to for 45 years. In those years they raised three children; Jack D. Elmlinger (43), Elizabeth E. Elmlinger (40), and Amelia C. Soto (34). He also helped raise his three grandchildren; Caroline E. Edmunds (16), Kayla M. Soto (14), and Alejandro M. Soto (13).
Stan grew up with his three brothers and two sisters.
Robert L. Elmlinger; deceased, Deanna L. Galbraith and Nancy J. Moore both of Renton, WA. John M. Elmlinger of Germany, and Charley R. Elmlinger of LaCenter, WA.
Besides loving his family, he enjoyed being creative. Tinkering in the garage building shelves, chairs for his son and himself, toy boxes and bus stop benches for his grandkids. He also liked getting crafty making snowflake ornaments out of popsicle sticks and glitter, bird houses, or signs to hang.
When he could, before he retired, he liked, hunting, fishing, and anything that involved a road trip. He’s always been a sports fanatic. Especially baseball, football and basketball. Yard work, planting flowers for his wife and sunflowers for himself brought him joy. He liked making the syrup for hummingbirds and loved that they came so close.
Stanley was a loving man, hard working, kind, gentle soul. He’s incredibly missed.
A service will be held March 13, 2021, at First Evangelical Church, 4120 N.E. St. John’s Rd. Vancouver, WA, 98681 at 1:00 P.M.
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