Martin Estergreen
Martin ESTERGREEN Martin Estergreen of Lynnwood Washington, born December 20,1956, passed away the evening of April 20th after a long hospitalization following a fall in January. Marty was known by his friends and family for his upbeat attitude and contagious smile. He could sit and talk with you with a big smile on his face just enjoying the discussion and the person he was talking to. He was 53 when he died and is survived by his wife and two children. Funeral Services for Marty will be conducted on Saturday, May 1 at 2:00 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 7050 35th Ave NE, in Seattle, Washington.He will be buried at Acacia Memorial Park and Funeral Home at 14951 Bothell Way NE. He will be very much missed.
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Published by The Seattle Times on Apr. 25, 2010.
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I googled Marty's name this morning (2/27/11) hoping to make contact with him after about 35 years. I knew him when he was a kid and I was a bookstore manager in Pullman working for a local Christian ministry. I'm no longer a Christian but of all the people I ever came into contact with in my life, Marty certainly came the closest to living that ideal, even as a teenager. I just wanted to say hi to him and tell him I think of him from time to time. I am grateful to simply have known him. He knew how to love unconditionally, a very rare trait indeed.
Bruce Cole
February 27, 2011
Very sorry for your loss. Marty was a very kind and warm-hearted individual whom I worked with in Flight Test Instrumentation. Marty will be missed!! Thanks for all your help, Marty!!!!!
Philip Petra
May 14, 2010
We all lost a beautiful man. Joanne, he has touched us all and is a part of my life I won't forget. I met him at work in 1986. He was my mentor and then a friend. He found my first house and you welcomed me as your neighbor. It was wonderful having your family as a neighbor for over a decade. He could always provide suggestions on improvements I could make or would have ideas I could use to improve my life. He did that for all of us. You married a beautiful man I am so sorry that you, Phillip, and Laura have to experience this change in your lives so soon. I and so many others will miss him but know that our memories and experiences with him come with wonderful feelings too. He is such a wonderful addition to my life experiences. Take care Joanne along with your family..... and, you too Marty! Thank you for everything.
Tom Valenti
May 14, 2010
Although, I did not know Marty personally, I would like to extend my sympathy to you all for your lost. It is always tough to see one of our Flight Test family member leave us. I'm sure he's in a better place and I know that God will guide the family through this tough time.

Alex Mulbah (Flight Test Instrumentation)
Alex Mulbah
May 14, 2010
I did not know Marty well, but enjoyed the few interactions I had with him. he seemed like a good man. I am sorry for your loss.
Patrick Blakely
May 14, 2010
We were so sorry to hear of Marty's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Joanne, Philip and Laura. What a blessing Marty was to all those who knew him.

Mark, JoAnn, Katie and Michael Young
JoAnn Young
May 5, 2010
My sincerest condolences on Marty's death. I will always remember him from Bible class at Messiah. He was a wonderful Lutheran and Christian man. I'll be happy to see him again in heaven. May the Lord comfort you and your kids, Joanne, in the days and months to come with the knowledge that Marty is at home with Jesus.
Gail Ludvigson
May 1, 2010
Joanne,

I'd like to extend my sympathies to you, Phillip and Laura, and Kathi and Ed, as well. I was so shocked to hear of Marty's passing. I always looked forward to seeing his big smile. I always was so kind and friendly to me. I know you all will miss him so very much. You are all in my thoughts and prayers and know God will help you through this sad time.
Sue Stauffer
April 30, 2010
Our sympathies to Joanne, Philip, Laura along with Marty's extended family and lovely parents.

Marty was a good "bud" of mine, a special friend whom I will miss very much in this life. He always amazed and gifted all of us at Messiah with his consistent good cheer, generosity of spirit and warm thoughtfulness, which endured even when he was bothered by health issues.

Marty was amazingly affable and cheerful with everyone he came in contact with, I believe, because of his enduring and inspirational faith in God and salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ.

We grieve because we will miss Marty but rejoice in the Lord's promise of seeing again in the hereafter.

We will miss you Marty, for now, brother.

In His Love,
Doug, Elaine and Eva Hansen
April 30, 2010
Joanne, our sympathies to you, Phillip and Laura. I'm so sorry to hear of Marty's passing. I met him only a few times, but each time he was so friendly and had a smile on his face. May God hold you close and be with you as you grieve for Marty.
Barb (Krook) Peless
April 29, 2010
OUR SYMPATHIES GO OUT TO MARTY'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS. WE DID NOT KNOW HIM AS WELL AS OTHERS, BUT KNEW JOANNE AND BROTHER STEVE AS THE GREW IN MESSIAH. WE ALSO KNOW KATHI AND ED WELL.

BLESSINGS ON THE FAMILIES, WE WILL MEET AGAIN WITH JESUS.
BOB & JOYCE LUCAS
April 28, 2010
I was blessed to be in a church where Marty was a member. He always had so many intellectual comments to share in Bible class. We will miss him, but see him in the resurrection. Carol Johnson (Messiah Lutheran Church member)
Carol Johnson
April 28, 2010
The last time I saw Marty he was @ Harborview.Joanne was there with him and we shared a relaxing 1/2 hour joking about his kidney dialysis and his anticipation of corrective spinal surgery. We had few doubts that he would eventually return to health.It was so typical of Marty to be positive about his future.As sick as he was he and Joanne were joking and sharing an intimate verbal exchange so typical of him toward his loved ones. I will remember him as a Chritian soldier who fought the good battle and is now with his Lord Jesus.Kathy & Ed,Joanne,Phillip and Laura:may your faith keep you strong
and Marty's memory a comfort to you all. Cheryl Gagne.fellow member of Messiah Lutheran Church
April 27, 2010
Marty was all heart. I never met anyone who could be so positive in just about any situation he faced. He would give anyone the shirt off his back and help anyone that needed it. I remember him helping me move. He was a strong boy back then. He babysat our kids when they were young and they remember him as well. At the birth of my second child, he brought flowers to my wife in the hospital (I didn't) and Tracy will never let me forget how Marty was more thoughtful than I was. He had his share of struggles in life, but compared to how most of us would handle them, he seemed to breeze through all those issues. All of us in our family will miss him.
Steve Onustack
April 27, 2010
We thank God for Marty who was a witness to God's grace in Jesus Christ in so many ways...........we look forward to our reunion on the day of the resurrection...........Pastor Lassman, Messiah Lutheran, Seattle
April 26, 2010
Joanne, heartfelt condolences to you and the children on your loss. May God hold you and comfort you in this, your time of need.
Sincerely,
Kay-Ellen Tomlinson
Kay-Ellen Tomlinson
April 26, 2010
APRIL 26, 2010

We worked with Marty at Boeing, We enjoyed talking to him so much, as well as my husband & I would help him, I'd get water for Marty & Chuck my husband would get his van for him as it was hard for him to walk to far. We'll miss him very much as he was such a kind gentle man & always talked about how wonderful his family was & he'd also say how much he appreciated what his wife & children did for him. He would always speak with great respect of his family.
Marty was one in a million.
We'll miss him.

Chuck & Marge (BOEING FLIGHT TEST)
Marge Dukquits
April 26, 2010
Marty brightened every room he entered and brightened every life he touched. Thank you Joanne, Philip, and Laura for the great joy you brought to Marty's life. We'll think of him often and always with a smile. Love, Cousin Brian
Brian Lindeman
April 23, 2010
Marty was a special gift to our extended family and will always be remembered for his courage, good humor and expressions of love to us all. Joanne, Philip and Laura, you are special too and are very much in my thoughts and prayers. A candle has gone out but the glow remains in our memories. Love, Aunt Louise
Louise Lindeman
April 23, 2010
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