Hans Heinrich Lenschow
Hans Heinrich Lenschow, Jr. peacefully passed away in his sleep at age 90 on January 16, 2014 in Bellevue, Washington.
He was born in Oslo, Norway to Hans Heinrich Sr. and Margit Lenschow on June 22, 1923. After WW11, Hans came to the US and studied Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1952. There he met Leona Patricia Henricksen. They were married in Kalispell, MT on September 9, 1952. He and his family resided in Norway and the US until 1966 when he and the family established permanent residence in Bellevue, WA. Hans was a Boeing engineer when he retired, but his life was ultimately characterized by his dedicated service to God, his family and the community.
After retiring, Hans and Leona traveled often to Cimpulung, Romania, where they volunteered their time and effort at an orphanage. Hans was an active Board member for Maritime Ministries, which serves foreign sailors visiting the Ports of Seattle and Everett. He also served on the board of Lutheran Bible Institute (now Trinity Lutheran College), and in various capacities at their church. He loved the outdoors and spending time at their cabin in Canada. He was a passionate tennis player and skier, and loved working in his garden. When he wasn’t outside, you would find him doing woodworking in the garage or working on his extensive stamp collection.
Hans is survived by his loving wife, Leona, and his cherished daughters Chrissy Gelmini, Linda Spencer, Kari Hineline, and Heidi Schiffer. He has 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
He is also survived by his brother Asbjorn of Sweden and was predeceased by his sister Eva of Oslo, Norway in 2011.
Burial will be 1:00pm on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Flintoft’s Funeral Home, 540 E Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA. 425-392-6444 www.flintofts.com. Open viewing will be from 11:00am-1:00pm.
A CELEBRATION OF HANS’ LIFE will be held at 3:00pm on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 411 156th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA. Reception following ~ all are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, Hans kindly requested memorial donations be made to Trinity Lutheran College, 2802 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201.