Robert E. Wenstrom, 89, of Mattapoisett died November 13, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with kidney disease.
He was the husband of the late Martha D. (Delano) Wenstrom, with whom he shared 61 years of marriage.
Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Harold E. and Helen E. (Tinkham) Wenstrom, he lived in Mattapoisett most of his life.
Mr. Wenstrom began his forestry career with the Massachusetts Division of Forests and Parks, Department of Natural Resources in 1954 when he was assigned to Myles Standish Forest. He then worked at Shawme-Crowell State Forest before retiring as senior supervisor from Massasoit State Park. Mr. Wenstrom was also a volunteer fire fighter with the Mattapoisett Fire Department.
He was a member of the Machaucum Club.
In retirement, he enjoyed vacationing in Maine with his wife. He enjoyed spending time with friends on the Mattapoisett town wharf. Mr. Wenstrom also enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, biking and walking.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the Florence Eastman American Legion in Mattapoisett.
Survivors include his 2 daughters, Laurie Niemiec of Mattapoisett and Pamela Archambault and her husband Paul of Fairhaven; 3 grandchildren, Nichole Sullivan, Heather Beaulieu and Kellie Archambault; and 2 great-grandchildren, Kaia and Bria.
He was the brother of the late Richard Wenstrom and Olive Groves.
His visiting hours will be held on Saturday, November 18th from 1-4 PM with a prayer service at 3:15 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516 Topeka, KS 66675. For directions and guestbook. please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.