June 11 1932 — Nov. 4 2017
Loren was born in Grandview, Iowa, on June 11, 1932, to Frank and Inez Paris Stineman.
He graduated from Wapello High School in 1950. Following graduation, Loren enlisted in the Navy in March 1951, and he was stationed in Japan aboard a troop transport ship. He later transferred to Tongue Point Naval Shipyard, where he served until March 1955.
It was during his service in Astoria where he met Patricia McKenna, and they married on March 6, 1954. They lived and raised their family in Astoria, Oregon. Loren worked in the grocery business at Astoria Public Market for many years, then worked at Upper Town Market & Deli, and also at Main Street Market in Warrenton, Oregon, until his retirement.
Loren enjoyed many hobbies including gardening, playing cards, crossword puzzles, camping with his family and his always-present cob pipe on his front deck. He especially enjoyed getting together for picnics with his growing family and friends. He also was a great cook, and some of his special dishes will never be quite the same without his special touch. He was also a longtime member of Clatsop Post 12 American Legion.
Loren was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Inez Paris Stineman; a sister, Beverly Ann; and six brothers, Delno, Donald (Tine), Howard, Richard, Robert and Max.
He is survived by his twin sister, Lois Bonnichsen of Wapello, Iowa; and four children, daughter Lois and her husband, Woody Nirschel, daughter Lisa and her husband, Mark Hawkins, son Richard and his wife, Kathryn Stineman, and son Robert and his wife, Rachel Stineman; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all. Private graveside services will be held at Greenwood Cemetery.
All who knew and loved Loren are welcome to a celebration of life, which will be held at the Astoria Recreation Center (the old Astoria Yacht Club), 1555 W. Marine Drive, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Clatsop Post 12 American Legion Scholarship Fund, 1132 Exchange St., Astoria, OR, 97103.