Corbin Lee Berentsen
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Corbin Lee Berentsen

Bremerton - Corbin Lee Berentsen, 64, passed away in his sleep on the first day of May 2020, in his home on Central Valley Road, Bremerton, Washington. He was born July 25th, 1955 in Virginia, Minnesota to Elmer and Violet Berentsen.

Corbin spent his first 10 years on the family farm in Bagley, Minnesota. In 1966 the family relocated to Silverdale Washington. Corbin graduated from Central Kitsap High School in Silverdale in 1973. Immediately after graduation, he was hired at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) into the apprenticeship program. He worked as an electrician at PSNS and was later hired by NAVFAC Naval Facilities. He continued his career as a crane inspector/auditor for the entire pacific northwest naval facilities, until retirement in 2010.

One of Corbin's favorite quotes regarding salvation was, "You either is, or you ain't.", by Jim Stelson. Corbin was saved, he was baptised by bodily immersion and greatly enjoyed being a loving and faithful member of the Bremerton Church of Christ congregation.

Corbin enjoyed retirement to the fullest. He spent many loving days with his longtime girlfriend Carmen Evans, traveling extensively and enjoyed their golfing, clamming, crabbing and long motorcycle rides together. His family was always a priority, he was a family man first and foremost and loved Berentsen gatherings. Corbin was an avid salmon fisherman, loved derbies, and spent many hours on the Sound with his father Elmer. Corbin Lee Berentsen made the best smoked salmon.

Corbin is survived by two sons, Joseph (Courtney), Hayward CA, and Carl, Seabeck WA; their mother Joanne, Olympia WA; his mother Violet Berentsen, Bremerton WA; sisters Cindy (Robert) Allpress, Poulsbo WA; Cathy (Guido) Hinkle-Davi, Scottsdale AZ, nieces Madison Hinkle, Scottsdale, AZ and Alexa Hinkle, Poulsbo, WA; girlfriend Carmen Evans, Bremerton WA, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Corbin was preceded in death by his father Elmer in 2013.

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Published in Kitsap Sun from Jun. 24 to Jun. 28, 2020.
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July 1, 2020
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap--Corby, you sure knew how to rock a party, so many good memories and laughs, keep it up buddy, what a smile that can never be forgotten~~ Always, Anita
Anita (Juel)Darling
June 30, 2020
I did not know Corby well but had played golf with him and generally had good interaction. The last six months of my career, he was assigned the office next to mine. During that six month period we had several closed door conversations about life, golf, career and family. I enjoyed those last six months and got to know him much better than I had. My big disappointment is we werent able to get out golfing after I retired. We had talked about it several times during that six months. Corby was taken way too soon.
Wally Lake
June 28, 2020
Thank you all for offering kind words during a time when I only have tears. He was my father and to lose him is to lose so much of who I am that I feel broken and empty.

Worse, it may be some time before a memorial gathering of any kind can be organized. Please check in over the coming months for more developments.
Joe Berentsen
June 27, 2020
I was crazy about Corby! He shared my late husbands house when we were first together, and Corb was the life of the party! He called me Mom and made me laugh!! My condolences to his family.
Sandi Stenerson
June 26, 2020
There is not enough space here to say all the things I did with Corby ! So Many good times we had together - Fishing , Hunting , Bike riding together , Going to Little John's Tavern to play pool and Bar hopping all over Kitsap county ! I am going to MISS you Buddy ! We had plans to Bike ride to Idaho this summer too !
Mark Crone
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