Carl L. Kvarnstrom, a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico since 2019 and prior to that, he was a lifelong resident of Mason-Kitsap Counties, passed away in Albuquerque on October 19, 2022. Carl was born in Bremerton to Roy and Lois (Sackman) Kvarnstrom on June 15, 1934. He was a fourth-generation descendent of Chief Seattle. He attended Bremerton schools and graduated from Bremerton High School in 1953. He was a proud Veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. Carl worked for Boeing and for the Washington State Department of Transportation, retiring from DOT in 1989. During that time, he married his first wife, Lois, who preceded him in death.
On November 1, 1986, he married Sandi (Jensen), and they made their home near Allyn. In 1990, Carl and Sandi purchased Purdy Canyon Drive Inn, north of Shelton, where they lived for many years and formed many lasting friendships. In 2019, they made the decision to relocate to Albuquerque to be close to Sandi’s daughter Kim.
Carl will be remembered by the many people he helped over the years, his great cooking, and by many of Kim’s friends who affectionately called him Poppa.
Carl is survived by his beloved wife Sandi, step-daughter Kim Weinberger, grandson Kristopher Krabler, who is serving in the U.S Air Force, and currently stationed in Spain, his wife Alexandria, and their children Zoey and Zachery, step-grandson Shane of Laporte, CO, and sister Mary Lou Slaughter of Port Orchard, WA.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 18th, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at the Skokomish Community Church, 3031 Skokomish Valley Road in Shelton, WA. Come and share your memories of Carl and enjoy visiting during a potluck immediately after the service.