Warren Haakon Selvar
September 30, 2012
Warren Haakon Selvar, 74 passed away peacefully at his home of 49 years on Bainbridge Island with his family around him on Sept 30, 2012. He was born to Haakon and Moline Selvar in Seattle, WA.
He moved to Bainbridge in 1947 and graduated from Bainbridge High in 1957. His love of boats led him to join the Coast Guard (1956 to 1961). He fished with his father on the ‘Oceanus’ and other salmon boats and worked on local tug boats. His career at NUWES, Keyport ended in 1988 after 24 years. After retiring he started his own business delivering compost on Bainbridge, drove trucks delivering fishing gear and drove the shuttle bus for Clearwater Casino. His passions were fishing, hunting, traveling in his RV and raising a vegetable garden.
He is survived by his wife Charlene, and children Karen (Diane), Martin (Shanna), Steven (Luisa), Michael (Debbie) and sister, Pat Wry. He has six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is preceded in death by his parents Haakon and Dagny, and brothers Bill, Jack and Gordon.
Services were held on Oct. 13 at Bethany Lutheran Church, Bainbridge Island.
In lieu of flowers memorials could be sent to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center: www.fhcrc.org.
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