Edward W. “Eddie” Figlenski
November 20, 1951 ~ February 22, 2014
Edward W. Figlenski went to the next world on his own February 22, 2014, at Apple Springs Assisted Living, due to pancreatic cancer. He was born November 20, 1951, at Omak, WA, to Willis and Violet Figlenski. He graduated high school with the class of 1970 from Okanogan, then attended college at Wenatchee and Western Washington, returning to Okanogan in 1973, where he began working at the saw mill, driving front end loader. In 1978, he came up to the family cattle ranch and built his A-frame home in Tunk Valley. Ed loved music of all kinds, amassing a huge recording collection and stereo component systems. Reading, hiking, and enjoying friends and family were his greatest joys.
Eddie is survived by his father, Willis, and brother, Ernie, both of Tunk Creek; aunts, Myrna Featherly and Betty Morris of Okanogan, and Marge Gargett of Yakima; uncles, Lenard Gargett of Yakima, Meb Morris of Omak and Gerald Scholtz of Tonasket; and numerous cousins also survive. He was preceded in death by aunts, Arlene Joy, Gwen Cowlishaw and Dolores Scholtz; uncles, Pib, Don, Bud, and Orval Morris; and mother, Violet.
The family would like to thank the staff at Apple springs for their wonderful care during Ed’s illness. Also special thanks to cousins Mary, Jerry and Roberta Scholtz, Debbie Burberry and Steve Payne, Myrna and Betty, Sheryl Curtis, Victoria and Tim Nelson, Jerry Simpson and Darrel Green for helping feed the cattle, and all the Valley ladies for the great food.
No Services will be held at this time, but a Memorial-Wake will be announced at a later date. Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel is in care of the arrangements.