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Mark Joseph Chrestler

February 27, 1960 - September 28, 2013
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Mark Joseph Chrestler, born February 27, 1960 in Saint Benoit La Foret, France passed away September 28, 2013 in Tacoma Washington of a massive stroke. He was just 53 years old. Mark grew up in a military family moving around Europe and the U.S. before his family settled in Spanaway, Washington in his later teens. In October of 1977, after taking his GED, Mark proudly enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he was a Maintenance Technician at Whidbey Island. Upon leaving active duty, Mark became a Security Officer with United Security here in Tacoma, Washington. It was there that he met and fell in love with his radio dispatcher. Two ½...
Mark Joseph Chrestler, born February 27, 1960 in Saint Benoit La Foret, France passed away September 28, 2013 in Tacoma Washington of a massive stroke. He was just 53 years old. Mark grew up in a military family moving around Europe and the U.S. before his family settled in Spanaway, Washington in his later teens. In October of 1977, after taking his GED, Mark proudly enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he was a Maintenance Technician at Whidbey Island. Upon leaving active duty, Mark became a Security Officer with United Security here in Tacoma, Washington. It was there that he met and fell in love with his radio dispatcher. Two ½ years later they were married on an extremely hot September day. It was at that same time Mark used his skills acquired in the U.S. Navy to land a job at Boeing as a machinist, a career that spanned 27 years, until his death. Mark loved to camp, followed very enthusiastically auto racing and motorcross. But most of all he loved his Harley. He was a proud member of H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group) and could be found on many a nice Saturday just "hanging" out at Destination Harley-Davidson, much to his wifes' chagrin.
Mark leaves behind his wife of 27 years, Penney Rose, 2 sons, Joshua and Jeremiah. His parents, Harry Joseph and Marie-Francoise Chrestler. A sister, Stephanie Hastings, a brother, Anthony Chrestler and 4 Nieces, Brittney Koorstad, Maegan Hess, Monique Geiger and Jeanette Lee as well as many other extended family members.
Mark's service will be at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 3315 S. 19th St. in Tacoma on Friday, Oct. 4th at 1 p.m. A coffee hour will follow to celebrate his life.
The family wishes to thank Powers Funeral Home for their care and the Gloria Dei Lutheran family for always being there for the Chrestler family through the years.
Mark's presence will be missed in his family, in our home, at Boeing, at Destination and in H.O.G. He left us far too soon. Ride safe hunny, there are no helmet laws in heaven.

"Marie, Harry and Stephanie - -- My condolences and shared grief at a life lost too early with so much more to contribute... You're in my heart... Love,..." Kelly Fors (Tacoma, WA)

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