Donald Stetner

Donald D Stetner

Sunday, August 13th, 1933 - Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
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Donald D. Stetner, 85, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018 in Surprise, Arizona. He was born August 13, 1933 to Daniel & Magdalena (Lena) (Wagner) Stetner at Mabton, WA.

Don grew up and worked on the family farm in Mabton, alongside his father and siblings. Don was one of 13 children, they were a close knit family, full of jokes and mischief.

Don met and married Tessie Noble in Sunnyside on October 4, 1951. They moved to Quincy in the early 1950’s where Don and his brother Rudy operated Stetner Brothers Farms from 1958-1992. In 1965 Rudy, Don, Bob and Larry Richardson became owners of Blue Ribbon Produce and earned the titles “Spud 1” and “Spud 2”, a highlight of Don’s life was being on the cover of “Spudman” Magazine.

Tessie passed away from cancer on October 21, 1990. Don married Joyce Goehner on May 18, 1991 and she passed away from cancer on September 15, 2009. Don met and married Lois Phillips on April 10, 2010.

Don spent his retirement years split between Leavenworth and Arizona. Don was a fun loving man and especially enjoyed time spent with family, taking trips with his brothers and sisters, playing cards and hosting social events at his homes.

Don is survived by his wife Lois, sons, Rod (Debbie) Stetner, Rick (Sue) Stetner and daughter-in-law Marcia Stetner, grandchildren, Shannon (Sean) Hofstad, Eric (Alexandra) Stetner, Dane (Lindsey) Stetner, Kandy (Chris) Merchant, Kristin (James) Mead, Ryan Stetner,
Ashley (Kaung) Ko, great-grandchildren, Kenzie, Logan, Easton, Lucy, Atticus, Jameson, Benjamen, Gracie and Jaira. Don is also survived by his brothers, John Stetner, David Stetner, Ken Ackerman and Dan Stetner, sisters, Helen Clasen, Lauretta Garred and Judy Weber.
He was loved by all his extended families and will be greatly missed.

Don was also preceded in death by his beloved son Doug Stetner, siblings, Margaret, Rudy, Herb, Floss and Betty.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society of to the charity of your choice.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at the Quincy Free Methodist Church, 301 I Street SW, Quincy, WA with concluding services to follow in the Quincy Valley Cemetery.

Please leave a memory for the family or sign their online guestbook at
Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel, 300 G Street SE, Quincy, WA is assisting the family with arrangements.
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  • Service

    Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 11:00am
    Quincy Free Methodist Church
    301 I Street SW
    QUINCY, WA 98848
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice.
    Pastor Shaun McNay
  • Interment

    Quincy Valley Cemetery
    625 F Street SW
    QUINCY, WA 98848
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L Gray

Posted at 10:03am
My condolences to the family at this very difficult time. May you find comfort in God’s word the Bible at Revelation 21:3,4.

Don & Margaret Lindner

Posted at 07:01pm
Our sympathies to all our family and friends. We will miss him and yet cherish the memories of all the times of being together.
We love you Uncle Don.

Jan and Gary

Posted at 03:50pm
Rest In Peace , Don, with love and gratitude, Jan and Gary Pinkston
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calvin blackburn

Posted at 06:18pm
so very sad that don passed too soon.. he was great part of loving/fun family.

Gordon and Sandra Law

Posted at 11:39am
We were so saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved Don. We were old friends from Wenatchee and fellow RV'ers who traveled frequently with him over the years. With fond memories, Gordon & Sandy Law

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