Timothy Stuart Wennberg
Nov 19, 1956 – Jan 28, 2015
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.
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