Feb 12, 1931 –

May 8, 2021

Bernard (Bernie) E. Eslinger, 90, died May 8, 2021, at his home in Milton-Freewater, OR. He was born Feb 12, 1931 in Watkins, MT the eighth child of John and Rosina Eslinger.

Bernie graduated from Lodi Union High School, Class of 1950. He served in the U.S. Army from March of 1952 through March 1954 as a MED TECH.

In addition to his parents, Bernie was predeceased by three sisters, six brothers, and one son Duane Eslinger. Surviving are: two sons, Daniel Eslinger and wife Audrey – Milton-Freewater, OR and Doran Eslinger and wife Lorraine - Boise, ID; two daughters, Dianne Eslinger – College Place, WA and Debbie Smart and husband Patrick Smart – Milton-Freewater, OR, six Grandchildren, Jeremiah Smart, Stacie Hardin, Angela Smart, Jedadiah Eslinger, Lisa McMackin, Joshua Eslinger, and 11 Great-Grandchildren; One brother Harold Eslinger of Pleasant Hill, CA, and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held in his home church, at the Orofino Seventh-day Adventist Church, 46418 US Highway 12, Orofino, ID 83544 on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 3 p.m. The graveside service of Remembrance with Military Escort and Inurnment will take place on Monday, June 21, at 10 a.m. at Mt. Hope Cemetery in College Place, WA 99324.

Arrangements by Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 South Main Street, Milton-Freewater, OR 97862.

To leave a condolence online visit: www.munsellerhodes.com

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.