Harold Ernest Sundberg
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Harold Ernest Sundberg

Poulsbo - Harold Ernest Sundberg, 92, of Poulsbo died peacefully November 4, 2020, at Kenmore Assisted Living with his wife of 70 years Shirley by his side.

Harold was the son of Herman and Clara Marie Sundberg of Poulsbo. He is survived by his brother Raymond W. Sundberg of Wenatchee, wife Shirley M. Sundberg of Kenmore, son Greg D. Sundberg and wife Sheila of Seattle and his grandchildren Ryan and Maya.

Harold had a long history in Kitsap County. His family homesteaded in Poulsbo in the 1880s and Harold was known to many, owning and operating the Sound Service Garage in Port Gamble from 1955 to 1996. Harold was a graduate of North Kitsap High School and an Army veteran, serving in Korea after WWII. Harold loved hunting ducks, pheasant, salmon fishing, and spending time with his family.

A Celebration of Life lunch will be arranged after COVID-19.

Harold and Shirley were longtime supporters of Seattle Children's Hospital. The family asks that donations in his memory be made there.

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Published in Kitsap Sun from Nov. 11 to Nov. 12, 2020.
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November 28, 2020
Hal was just a genuine man. He didn't sugarcoat things and was always there to help. He worked with me at the Poulsbo NAPA in 1996. I asked him about his Chevelle one day and he saw I had an interest in it. He took me outside and said..."I want you to have my car and is $500 okay with you?" I bought it and took the best care of it. I later went on to work at Fred Hill Materials as a mechanic in 1998 and he would always stop in to check on me and see how the Chevelle was. We will all miss you Hal!!!
Travis Wright
November 22, 2020
Hal was a fixture in Port Gamble for so many years. Always a little grease stained but the friendliest man in town. He also kept everybody's car running no matter how old they were. His wife Shirley is a lovely woman and a member of the now ended Port Gamble Children's Orthopedic Guild that raised many thousands of dollars to support the hospital. They and many others made my childhood a great place to grow up. Prayers and love to the family. Carol (Nystrom) Powers
Carol Powers
November 20, 2020
I'm so grateful for the times we spent going over family history. He was the last of the historians and with him goes the knowledge no one else has. Such a sweet man, so inviting, as was Shirley. I'm sad to know we won't have other such times together again.
Norma Foss
November 14, 2020
Hal was the best of friends to all of us Port Gamble kids. I know my buddy Rick would be telling stories if he was still alive since Ricky worked for Hal for a long time, getting so much grease in his hair that he used Tide to wash his head.

I delivered papers forever it seems and always stopped to see what was up at the garage and maybe pulling a pop out of the cooler in Hal's office.

I also remember how Shirley was the nicest lady in town!
Ron Hirschi
November 12, 2020
I'm sorry we didn't get a chance to have another family reunion with everyone present. Our last one was a few years ago and I have fond memories of it. Harold and Shirley were an important part of it. My condolences to Shirley and the rest of your family. Judi O'Brien
Judith Y O'Brien
November 12, 2020
I worked with Hal from 1979 to 1986 and he was like a second father to me, I have thought of him a lot over the years and wish I would have made an attempt to meet up with him to visit. I miss our time working together.
Gary Holden
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