Condolence & Memory Journal

What a wonderful man James was. We lived across the street from him and Carol for 32 years and so enjoyed watching him every day paint and shine his house, cars and yard!! He was always busy!! He will be dearly missed. Prayers to Bryon, Susan, Pamela and the whole family.

Love David and Anita Chavez

Posted by A friend   October 22, 2021


Prayers to the family for the loss of this wonderful man

Posted by Marge Pellegrino - Lakewood   October 18, 2021

Aunt Carol, Susan, Pam, Byron and family - our deepest sympathies on Uncle Jim’s passing. He was such a kind and happy man - quick with a smile. I have fond memories of your visits to MN when I was a kid and it was so good to have a boat ride with Jim a few years ago. May your warm memories comfort you.
—Tim & Lisa Gerlach

Posted by Tim & Lisa Gerlach - Intl Falls, MN - family   October 15, 2021

It is with sadness the family of James Alvin Stenberg announces his passing on October 6, 2021. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Carol Stenberg and his three children, Susan Stenberg, Pamela Abrahamsson (husband Paul Clausen) and Byron Stenberg (wife Rosa Stenberg). Jim’s grandchildren include Terri (partner Shawn), Amber (husband Johnny), Amanda (husband Michael), Alyssa (partner Pat) and Arianna (partner Tyler). He has six great grandchildren, Desiree, Hailey, Shawn, Evan, Michael and Jonah.

Born in Detroit, Michigan October 2, 1932, Jim was raised in International Falls, Minnesota, and is a long-time resident of Lakewood, California.

Jim and Carol Stenberg were married February 10, 1956 and enjoyed 65 years of marriage. Jim and Carol were faithful members of The Salvation Army for over 65 years.

Jim was the son of Alvin and Myrtle Stenberg and had a sister, Marjorie (husband Robert) and brother, David (wife Lana). Jim entered the U.S. Navy in 1951 and was honorably discharged in 1955. He worked at McDonnell Douglas, now Boeing, for over 38 years, retiring in 1993 and loved and respected for his work ethic and commitment.

He loved and protected his family, enjoyed woodworking and fix-it projects, volunteering, reading, Chevrolets and enthusiastically followed Western, aviation and US history.

A memorial service will be held Monday, October 25th, 1pm PST at Forest Lawn Mortuary, Cypress, Ca, with visitation from 1-4pm Saturday, October 23rd.

Posted by Pam (Stenberg) Abrahamsson - Portland, OR - family   October 14, 2021