Gerald “Jerry” LeRoy Bienusa died at the age of 81 in Richland, WA on Friday, August 18, 2017

from cancer, he was born September 5, 1935 in Staples, MN to George & Iris Bienusa.

Jerry is preceded in death by Mary “Jenny” Genevieve Bienusa (spouse), Lori Trentman

(stepdaughter), & Larry Trentman (stepson).

He Graduated from Staple High School in 1953 “Go Cardinals!” He played football #4,

basketball #30, and was in the Lettersman's Club. After graduation, he went to work for

Burlington Northern Railroad and after 40+ years, he retired.

Jerry married Mary (Jenny) Genevieve Johnson Trentman on April 23, 1962 in Auburn, WA.

He faithfully attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kennewick where he lived for the last 9


Jerry is survived by daughters, Stacie Rider of Goldendale and Shari Bienusa of Auburn.

Stepchildren; Teri Mann (Kenny) of Federal Way, Mike Trentman of Auburn, and Michelle

Bono (Jack) of Buckley. Siblings; Dennis Bienusa (Lucy) of Corvallis, MT, and Janice Monnot

of Northfield, MN. 11 Grandchildren, 20 Great Grandchildren, 3 Great great Grandchildren,

many nephews, nieces and cousins. Best Friends; Adah Knapstad, Shelia, Roger, and Spencer

Jameson of Kennewick.

The service is Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Holy Family Church in Auburn; Visitation begins at

10:00 a.m., Rosary at 10:30 a.m., Service at 11:00 a.m., Reception at 12:00 p.m., and Graveside

at 1:30 at Mountain View Cemetery in Auburn.

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