Charlie Russell Tennstedt, 53, of Bozeman and Big Sky, passed away on April 4, 2010.
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He was born on Aug. 18, 1956, in Stamford, Conn., to Charles R. and Emily (Goeckler) Tennstedt. Charlie graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, Fla., in 1979.
Charlie was passionate about flying. He worked as a corporate pilot for GE, a test pilot for Falcon Jet and, most currently, a corporate pilot for Barnhard Construction. He loved motorcycling, skiing and living and working with all his friends and colleagues in the Big Sky of Montana.
He was preceded in death by his mother. His survivors include Charles and Nancy Tennstedt of Spruce Creek, Daytona Beach, Fla.; Carol Hemingway of Las Vegas; Robin Tennstedt of Golden, Colo.; his former wife, Katarzyna Tennstedt, of Belgrade; three nieces, Rebecca, Laura and Jessica; and five great-nieces and nephews.
Please join the family in a celebration of Charlie's life at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 25, 2010 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2023 Commerce Way, Bozeman.
Memorials can be made in his name to the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Scholarship Fund, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.dahlcares.com
Dahl Funeral Chapel
300 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Apr. 11, 2010