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Loren Dale Gienger

February 6, 1951 — April 28, 2023



Loren Dale Gienger was a kind and faithful man of God.  He passed away into the arms of his Lord and Savior at the age of 72 on April 28, 2023, after a short battle with lung cancer. He was surrounded by his beloved wife and daughters at home in Blaine. Just as he dealt with all experiences in life, Loren managed his illness with strength, grace and faith.

Loren was born on Feb 6, 1951, in Bellingham, WA to Albert and Selma Gienger.  He was welcomed and adored by his older siblings, Patty and Clayton of Blaine. He grew up on the family farm in Blaine where he rode horses and helped with the hay bales. He came to know his Lord and Savior as a teenager. Loren graduated from Blaine High School in 1969 where he enjoyed playing basketball and golf on the high school teams. After school Loren worked at the Cannery at Larson Bay Alaska on Kodiak Island. He was then drafted and served 2 years conscientious objector in the Salvation Army in Seattle.  Loren then worked at Uniflite Boat Mfg in Fairhaven before settling into hard work at Intalco as a material handler for the next 30 years.  In 2004 he moved on to the Blaine School District where he was a custodian for 12 years. Here he enjoyed connecting with kids and was well known as the Jolly Rancher dude as he often passed out candy. Loren retired in 2016 and dedicated a lot of his spare time to his beloved golf game.

Loren met Adele in 1971 on a blind date to the district basketball game. They fell madly in love, dated for 2 years and were married on Aug 10, 1973. They lived in Ferndale in their family home and then moved to Blaine in 1989 and built their forever home.

He is survived by wife Adele (Means); daughters, Lori (Branden) Millsap, Becky (Jon) Landis and Marcy (Luke) Steere; grandchildren, Richard (Kendall) Landis, Nayomi (Drew) Vander Meulen, Austin and Owen Millsap, Jaxon and Everly Steere, Kaleb and Audrey Landis; great grandchildren Emrie Landis and Arlo Vander Meulen; sister Patty Berg; and many loving nieces, nephews and relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, Al and Selma Gienger, older brother Clayton Gienger and brother-in-law Paul Berg.

Loren adored his wife, daughters, grandchildren, family, and friends.  He was an avid golfer, taking care of their yard, playing with the grandkids, going to the Blaine basketball games.

There will be a Celebration of Life on May 19, 2023 2pm at Birch Bay Bible Community Church. A public graveside service at 10am at Greenacres in Ferndale. 

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to: House of Faith, 321 Montecito Dr. San Angelo, TX 76903






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Graveside Service

Friday, May 19, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Pacific time)

Greenacres Cemetery, Ferndale

5700 Northwest Dr, Ferndale, WA 98248

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Celebration of Life

Friday, May 19, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Pacific time)

Birch Bay Bible Community Church

4460 Bay Road, Blaine, WA 98230

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