Jack W. Distler
1947 - 2020
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April 24, 1947 ˜ June 9, 2020

Jack W. Distler began his adventure April 24, 1947 in Cincinnati, OH and passed away on June 9, 2020 in Vancouver, WA from his second stroke, he was 73.
Jack grew up in Cincinnati, OH where he attended the University of Cincinnati and received a Master’s Degree in Business/Finance.
Jack and his wife Randi were restaurant owners for 14 years in FL and then CA. After the restaurants Jack became Purchasing Manager at Crater Lake, OR until 2014 when he had his first stroke.
Jack was a sports fanatic, he loved baseball and football, and loved to root for his Cincinnati Reds and Bengals. In the 70’s he enjoyed bowling and won Cincinnati City Bowling Champ. Jack’s dream was to live in Reno, NV and his favorite game was Draw Poker.
Jack is survived by his wife, Randi; sister, Pat; daughter Traci (Jon); son, Matthew (Tammy); and four beautiful granddaughters, Megan, Madeline, Lily and Grace.
Although we know he’s off on his next adventure, we will miss him very much.
Due to COVID-19, no service will be held, which Jack would be grateful.
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Published in The Columbian on Jun. 21, 2020.
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June 23, 2020
My sympathies to the Distler family on your loss. I am writing because Distler is a very unusual name and I knew a Distler family in Boston MA many years ago. Mrs Distler, who was Hungarian, was renowned as a cook and caterer in Winthrop MA, and noting that you had a restaurant, I wondered if you might be related. I know her younger son Sonny (Sumner?) had moved west afterWWII. I had maintained a relationship with her daughter Adeline, and I would be thrilled to meet a new generation of the family, and if you find this describes you I hope you would contact me. Again, I am sorry you have lost husband and father whom you described so lovingly.
Paula John
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