Timothy Stuart Wennberg

Nov 19, 1956 – Jan 28, 2015

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Tim S. Wennberg.  
Born in Renton, Washington on November 19, 1956 in a small hospital that is now a hardware store, Tim Wennberg passed January 29, 2015 at his North Beacon Hill home in Seattle, a small house he continued to renovate and would happily say kept McLendon in business.  Tim himself needed no improvement - he was an inspiration, a confidant, and a blessing to those he knew well and to those whom he'd only just met; a loving son, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, and devoted partner.  
Preceded in death by his father Earl William Wennberg, Tim is survived by his loving spouse Andrew McCullough, his mother, Arlis Wennberg of Kennewick, Washington; brother, Paul (Jackie) Wennberg of Redmond , Washington; sisters: Dawn (Edward) Largé of Hermiston, Oregon; and Carrie (Christopher) Bryant of Holly Springs, North Carolina.
Uncles and Aunt:  Uncle and godfather Gaylord (Bev) Oak of Renton, Washington;  godmother Viva (Granley) Bush of Seattle, Washington; Duane Oak of Littleton, Colorado; niece and nephews Melissa Day, John Wennberg, Eric Wennberg, Matthew Hensel, Kristopher Largé, David Largé, Grayson Bryant, Matheson Bryant. 
Cousins: Lori Brenna, Oregon; Jon Brenna, Oregon; Brian Oak, Washington; Susan Oak, Washington; Becky Wildmo, New Mexico; John Wildmo, Minnesota; David Oak, Illinois; Jerry Oak, Colorado; Ronnie Oak, Colorado; Karen Armer, Texas
Tim's natural charm and persuasive enthusiasm were among his greatest assets, creating opportunities for adventures that would cement bonds for eternity through his encouragement and empowerment.  His impact on lives was immediate and indelible.  
These are just a few of the memories that will keep him with us forever:
From his mother, Arlis:  
"Tim's dad's cousin visited the family in Seattle when Tim was a little boy.  He heard Tim liked boats.  His advice to a young Tim was 'If you like boats meet people who have boats!'  With Tim's outgoing spirit and desire to follow through with his passions he certainly took that advice to heart.  Every yearly family camping trip found Tim being the self appointed ambassador of the campground.  He would introduce himself to everyone, helping all the camp sites set up, haul wood - whatever was needed-all the while endearing himself to all who owned boats.  How could they turn down a kid with such spunk.  By the first dawn's light of the first day of camping he would be out on the water in someone's boat with a great big smile - so happy, bringing joy to his new-found friends and catching all the awaiting fish!"

From his sister, Dawn:
"Tim brought such happiness to his family.  As a little boy he was full of positive energy, as a teenager - he was full of positive energy; in his early adult years  -he was full of positive energy; in his later visits to his parents' house - he was, of course, full of positive energy.  Tim was and always will be the one who brought such joy to our family.  Always supportive to all of us no matter our circumstance, ingenious in solving whatever unusual situation someone found themselves in and persevering through his pain to meet all his obligations gladly.  He was a dreamer, a hard worker, and a genuine connoisseur of life!  He knew good food, good friends, true love and good times... life was an exciting roller coaster and he took the ups and downs with the zeal of an adventurer.  Wow Tim.  Wow!  You lived a first-class version of your own life's making.  Wow!"

From his sister, Carrie:
"Just had a facebook friend, a high school classmate of mine, Debbie Wychoff, write to me.  Her brother, Dale, also sends his condolences and has fond memories of Tim (he graduated with Tim).  Tim taught him to snow ski and water ski!  Tim affected probably more lives than we could ever imagine (some we won't even hear about, but knowingly he no doubt had a lasting and loving impression on SO MANY lives)!"

From his cousin, Jon:
"As far back as I remember there were really three Tim's that I knew. The first of course was the present Tim, the Tim in the room, the one right there in front of you. That would be the Tim I could say that I knew, my cousin. Only that would not say enough simply because it would not include the second Tim, one I consider the Tim Experience. You had to experience Tim, there is really no other way for me to say it. These two wrapped into one by and large are the Tim that fill me with the love and memories of time with Tim when I was young.  So what of the third Tim? That was the Tim that walked out the door. The Tim I didn't know. I always had the sense that you never really knew what Tim was up to when he left the house. It's been well over 30 years since I had any adventure on the high seas with Tim but I know he brought everyone that same sense of energy, adventure and joy."
The family will be gathering at one o'clock in the afternoon of Saturday, February 21st at Café Artemis, 201 Elliott Avenue West, in Seattle for an opportunity to meet friends and share stories of Tm's conquering spirit.  He will be laid to rest in the presence of his dear father in Kennewick, Washington on Monday, February 23rd.  
For any who wish to stop by, an open house celebration of Tim will be held throughout the afternoon and, in true Tim fashion, well into the evening of Saturday, March 14th at his home.


Williams Family
Waterford , MI
Mar 13, 2015

Condolences to the Wennberg family. May Jehovah the "God of Comfort" bring you comfort and peace at this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3 & 4). Your family are in our prayers.

John Kern
Washington, DC
Mar 2, 2015

When I think of Tim, I see vignettes - memories spin like photographs and snippets of home movie clips that flash before the mind’s eye like sun-splashed summer days… All golden light, smiles and generosity. The laugh, the easy smile - greetings so genuinely heartfelt, you wanted to go around the block once just to have it all happen again… The “can-do” ness. The work ethic and the moral compass - what’s right is right… Too many memories to recount, but not enough. Never enough. Battling raccoons on Blake Island. Backing a truck and trailer like nobody I’ve ever seen before. Cooking up a scheme to get Jackie’s father onto the lake so that we could fish for sockeye. That same day, becoming so excited at my hooking a fish that he accidentally clubbed it over the head with the landing net. “Johnny, the boat sank!”. Teaching me how to crab. “Don’t tell Andrew…” How to catch fish out here… My heart is broken at the loss - our loss. But I find myself smiling through the pain. Tim taught me how to do that, too.

Erin Hughes
Seattle, WA
Feb 21, 2015

"My friend Erin" is how Tim frequently greeted me and he was one of the best friends I ever had for 20 years. He was one of the most honest, kind, and positive persons I will ever have the pleasure of knowing. He was always there to help when needed and he was often the life of the party. Where ever we were or whatever you were doing with Tim, he always made you feel like it was the best place to be and he was right! We often referred to him as the “dad” of the campground. He always ensured that everyone had a chance to go fishing or for a boat ride, and he was the only one who would clean and cook the fish. We loved him very much! He will be missed!

Abby Wade
Henderson , NV
Feb 20, 2015

Dear Wennberg Family,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope you find comfort in the scripture Revelation 21:4, "and He will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more. Neither will mourning, nor outcry, or pain be anymore. The former things have passed away". If you would like to find more comforting words, please visit jw.org.

My sincere condolences.

Mark Poeschl
Seattle, WA
Feb 18, 2015

Tim was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. Not an angry or hateful bone anywhere in his his body. When I think of Tim I can only think croquet, croquet, croquet!

robert warzyski
seattle, wa
Feb 18, 2015

My Buddy Tim, I lost a great friend, more like a brother. He was the best, he was one of a kind. He was the most compassionate, eager, helpful, and honest person I knew !!!

You will be missed by all and especially me !! Love you and hope your at rest now !!!

Scott Walker
Seattle, WA
Feb 12, 2015

I have so many fond memories of Tim. He was such a great friend and human being. My most recent rememberece is going to the Cher and Condi Pauper concert at Key Arena with Tim and Andrew -- he was so excited we were so close and could see back stage! Camping trips, going to Costa Rica, backyard BBQs, Tim always made life fun. I will miss him greatly.

Kevin Dillon
Seattle, WA
Feb 11, 2015

Tim will be missed by all of us that knew and loved him. But he will always be with us in our thoughts, hearts and the lifetime of memories that we will share. He remains in the friendships he helped bring together and the Timisms we will all see in ourselves. I'll will think of him often and the tears I shed today will soon turn to smiles remembering my good friend.

Ed Large ( Brother in law)
Hermiston, Or
Feb 9, 2015

Tim's First Love

Tim's first love was boats,until he found another first love,his love of family,and meeting new people,until he found another first love,his love of cooking,until he found another first and final love, His Love For Andrew. Tim just wanted to share life.

My thoughts of Tim:

Tim would say don't mourn for me but find your first love and truly enjoy life, it's like a party full of joy and happiness but it's over too quickly.

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