Karl D. Lechner. March 9, 1970 – October 13, 2019

Karl D. Lechner


On October 13, 2019, Karl went home to be with his Lord and Savior Messiah Yeshua. He drowned while on vacation, snorkeling on Kauai.

Karl grew up in the Snoqualmie Valley and was adventurous. He had a variety of interests, skills and talents. He enjoyed riding motorcycles whether they were ATVs, dirt bikes or street bikes.

He was energetic and fond of God’s creation. Karl very much enjoyed hiking, occasionally biking, and even horse-related activities on rare occasions with those he loved.

Karl worked in the motorcycle industry for 20 years. For the past nine years, he worked for Modern Machinery. He considered himself blessed to be part of the Modern family and he truly enjoyed and appreciated those he worked with.

Karl will be remembered for his kindness, generosity, fun and silly sense of humor, and a merry heart.

He was committed, honorable, courageous, patient, honest and humble.

Karl is survived by a devoted and loving wife Christine, a beloved daughter Kayleen from his first wife Kerri, step-sons Makana and Kai, parents Karl S. and Diana, a younger brother Kenny and sister-in-law Deborah, and several Uncles, Aunties, Cousins, and Friends.

A small Celebration of Life service for intimate family and friends will be held in early 2020, hosted by Karl and Christine’s Church family in Newcastle, Washington.

Betty Rubin

Betty Rubin
September 5, 1930-
October 2, 2019

Betty passed away on October 2, 2019, at the age of 89. She was born on September 5, 1930, in Wenatchee, Wash., to George and Lucille Hess.

She was raised in Peshastin and Leavenworth, Wash., into her teen years but moved to Bremerton where she graduated with honors from Bremerton High School.

Betty married Samuel Rubin and they enjoyed over 71 years of marriage together. Throughout her life, she was active in garden clubs and was also a very knowledgeable Master Gardener, and worked for Molbak's Garden Center for several years.

Betty also worked as a bookkeeper for Sam's air conditioning company.

In the course of their years together, Betty and Sam lived in Ridgecrest (now part of Shoreline), on the Sammamish Plateau where they had a 5-acre farm, and in East Woodinville during their retirement years.

As she raised her family she was active with Scouting, PTA, and her church where she sang in the choir.

Betty enjoyed camping, hiking, and fishing with her family and friends. In later years she traveled with her husband in a motor home to a good many of the states and provinces and especially liked camping in the desert near Yuma, Ariz.

Betty is survived by her husband Sam, her sons Larry Rubin and Wayne Rubin and her daughter Gale Pelan, eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct 26, at 2 p.m. at Sunset Hills Chapel, 1215 145th. PL SE. Bellevue.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Diabetes Association.

Richard Brown

In Loving Memory of Richard Brown
April 22, 1935 – October 9, 2019

Richard “Dick” Brown, 84, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend passed away on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 near his home in Bothell, WA. He was born April 22, 1935, to Milo and Mae (Morton) Brown in Fairmont, Minnesota.

Dick grew up in Spirit Lake, Iowa and playing golf was in his DNA. One of his first jobs was at Brooks Golf Course in Okoboji, Iowa where Ben Snead and Ben Hogan would play. He would later caddie for Ben Hogan and Arnold Palmer.

Dick was a hardworking salesman, spending 20 years working for Timex as a District Sales Manager. He also worked for Comber and Hanby, and the Woodinville Weekly. He was also a member of the US Army, spending most of that time in Japan.

Dick married Sharry Lindbeck on June 4th, 1966. They loved to travel together and had many adventures traveling to Europe, Asia. They also enjoyed annual family vacations to Lake Chelan. Nice weekends were spent up at Camano Island enjoying time at the beach.

Sharry and Dick built a wonderful life together in Woodinville, Wash., where they raised their children. Dick was a Husky and Seahawks season ticket holder. He also loved the WSU Cougs when daughter Amy was around.

Dick is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Sharry; son Michael Brown and his wife Amy; Amy Brown Goolsby and her husband Rob; grandchildren Keller and Hailey Brown; Sister Delores and her husband Don; 5 loving Nieces; and Sister-in-law Sandi.

He will be truly missed by all family and friends. Special thank you to Kaiser Permanente Hospice team, and the staff at Whispering Meadows in Bothell, Wash.

A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held November, 3 from 2-4 p.m. at the Club House at Wandering Creek. The address is 831 240th St. SW, Bothell, Wash. Let’s come together to share stories, laugh, reminisce, and spend time together.


Terry Beedle

Terry Beedle
June 30, 1942-
September 20, 2019

Terry passed on September 20, 2019. He was born June 30, 1942, and spent his childhood in Indiana.

Terry served in the Navy on the USS Dixie in the early seventies. Following the Navy, he married and had three children.

Terry had a sharp mind and an amazing memory. He had many talents: he was an auto mechanic, was proficient at solving most anything having to do with electrical or plumbing, loved sailing and beekeeping and was a fire walker just to name a few. He was also a Ham Radio Operator and enjoyed attending the annual Field Day for Ham Radio Operators. 

Terry graduated from the International Assembly of Spiritual Healers and Earth Stewards Congregations.

He was a member of the VFW 2995 and Fraternal Order of Eagles 2681 and Fraternal Order of Eagles 3995. He loved spending time with his friends playing Bingo and Pinochle.

In his later years, Terry spent a great deal of time at the Sno-Valley Senior Center where he loved to socialize, playing many games of dominoes and scrabble. He served on the board of the Sno-Valley Senior Center for several years.

Terry is survived by his three children; John, Mark and Troy, and grandchildren Donald and Twana.

Terry had many friends and was known by many as “Grandpa” and “Cupcake.” He had a heart of gold and would help anyone he could. Terry will be greatly missed.

A celebration of Terry’s life will be held on Friday, November 1, at 1 p.m. at Carnation-Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave, Carnation, Wash.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Carnation Sno-Valley Senior Center. 

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Linda Sackenreuter June 21, 1946-Sept. 19, 2019


Linda Sackenreuter 


Linda passed away peacefully, on September 19, 2019, at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, Wash., surrounded by her loving family.

She was born June 21, 1946, in Seattle, Wash., to Russ and Doris Rodgers. The Rodgers family lived in West Seattle for many years before moving to Bellevue.

Linda graduated from Sammamish High School in 1964. In 1965 Linda gave birth to her daughter, Lorrie Lee. They spent 53 wonderful years together with many friends considering them sisters as well as mother and daughter.

In 1975 Linda married Steve Sackenreuter at his parent’s home in Chelan Wash. Her daughter Lorrie always took credit for introducing Linda and Steve when they were neighbors at Woodside East Apartments in Bellevue. They celebrated their 44th anniversary on April 12th.

Linda was a devoted mother and wife and provided unconditional love and support to her family. She will be remembered for her compassion for others and that glowing smile.

Linda worked for many years as a personal banker at Rainier Bank. She retired to spend more time with her family, gardening, raising beautiful flowers and doing home projects. Her home and yard were always in perfect condition.

In the early 1980s, Linda and Steve opened Moss Bay Mustang and worked side by side selling reproduction Mustang parts and restoring the old classics.

Linda had a connection to areas with saltwater access and particularly enjoyed Alki Beach and camping at Deception Pass State Park. The family had a recreational vehicle and took exciting trips to Arizona, California, Canada, Banff/Lake Louise, Yellowstone and to Eastern Washington including Lake Chelan.

Linda is now on a special adventure with no pain and all the fresh air she needs. She is survived by her husband Steve, daughter Lorrie and many extended family members.

Thank you to the fantastic doctors, nurses and staff who treated her at Overlake Hospital, Eastside Family Medicine Clinic and the Life Care Center of Kirkland.

No public services will be held. Memorials may be made to Overlake Hospital in Bellevue. Arrangements provided by Cedar Lawns Funeral Home in Redmond, Wash.