John ‘JB’ Benjamin Selstad, 94, of Creswell, Ore. passed away May 19, 2022. 

JB was born in San Jose, Calif.on July 21, 1927, to parents John and Anna (Mork) Selstad. He married the love of his life, Carolyn Sue Hightower, Nov. 10, 1949, in San Jose, Calif. 

He received his Associates Arts Degree from Diablo Valley Community College. JB was an electronics technician for the United States Navy during World War II. He worked as an electrician, carpenter and a gas operations supervisor for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. 

JB enjoyed carpentry work and building houses. He also enjoyed gardening, reading, fishing, and teaching at his church. JB was a member of the Hillside Church in Creswell. 

He is survived by his wife of 72 years Carolyn; son David and (Terry) Selstad of Milner, Ga.; daughter Karen (Paul) Sharkey of Creswell; seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. JB is preceded in death by his four sisters: Helen, Ruth, Ella, and Rachel and parents John and Anna Selstad. He was loved by all that knew him.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date at Hillside Church, and private family interment will be at Walker Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please donate in JB’s name to Pete Moore Hospice House or Hillside Church in Creswell. Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel and Crematorium.