Stanley David "Stan" Elmlinger
1948 - 2021
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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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Published in The Columbian on Feb. 21, 2021.
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March 5, 2021
He was a wonderful and caring brother, loved to hear him sing.
Deanna Galbraith
March 5, 2021
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February 22, 2021
I knew him well in highschool, such a nice guy! So sad to hear of his passing! Condolences to his family!
Carla Lahtinen Falquist
February 21, 2021
When I was growing up Stan would take me fishing on the Lewis river for steelhead, as well as Battleground lake trout fishing. Surf fishing at Longbeach with Grandpa Jack and Uncle Stan was the best. I will always cherish the memories and you will be missed
Guy Schaub
February 21, 2021
I remember Stan from Washington and Minnehaha grade schools, as well as Lewis and Fort Vancouver. He was always upbeat and happy as I recall.
He always had a lot of friends around and he was a real good guy to be around. My condolences to his family.
Richard Stonehouse
February 21, 2021
The crowd always focused on the right field fence when Stan stepped up to the plate. He was a role model for all us lefties with his smashing bat. My condolences to his family. MCR
Mark Carey Rees
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