John Henry (Jack) Lehrkind

John (JACK) Henry Lehrkind

Jack passed away in Auburn on July 25th, 2013, at the age of 67. Jack was born on July 19th, 1946, in Livingston Montana, to John and Winona Lehrkind. jack was two years old when his family moved to Seattle, Washington, where his father was employed at Boeing. Jack graduated from Rainier Beach High School in 1964 and proudly served two years in the US Army with his tour of duty in Germany. In 1976, Jack opened Valley Tool Company in Auburn and later moved his business to Kent, where it is today.

Jack is survived by his loving wife Shirley, two sons, Michael and Todd, mother, Winona, two brothers Jeff and Bruce, two sisters, Cheryl and Barbara, two grandchildren, eight nieces and nephews, 18 great nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th St. Kent, WA on August 9th, at 1:30pm There will be a no host gathering for family and friends at the Auburn Elks Lodge:

2402 N. Auburn Way, Auburn, WA from 3-5:30pm Please join us for Refreshments and memories.

Published in The Seattle Times on Aug. 5, 2013