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Robert "Bob" Champine: 1933-2020


Last updated 7/2/2020 at 3:55pm

Bob went to be with the Lord on June 15th in the presence of his wife, Jackie (Klemstein) Champine. To know Bob was to know he was a hard worker his whole life. This hardworking man had 2 jobs by age 12, delivering newspapers and working beside his father, Ed Champine, at Silars Auto Parts. That experience led him into a lifelong career in car sales and financing, finishing as owner of Crown Auto Sales in Belfair, WA.

He was a Bremerton High School graduate of 1952 where he had been active in the choir of which he served as president for some time. His ultimate high school "win" came in 1950 when he met and began dating his high school sweetheart and wife of nearly 67 years, Jackie (Klemestein) Champine.

After serving in the U.S. Army for the first 2 years of their marriage, Bob and Jackie spent the next 33 years in the Edmonds/Lynnwood area raising their 4 children and welcoming grandchildren into their loving fold before they returned to the Bremerton area. They resided in their Tiger Lake home since, hosting their ever-growing family.

In all his accomplishments in his nearly 87 years, Bob was best known as a giving man who endeared himself to people everywhere. His greatest passions in life were his family and his beloved Tiger Lake.

He is survived, and will be incredibly missed by his wife, Jackie (Klemstein) Champine; his 4 children, Jeff (Francene) Champine of Lynnwood, Deb (Gary) Spoelstra of Lake Stevens, Mark Champine of Belfair, Denise (Steve) Johnson of Anacortes; his 10 grandchildren; and his 25 great-grandchildren.


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