Peter Malsch

Enumclaw resident Peter H. Fortune Malsch, 73, died Jan. 29, 2012.

He was born May 16, 1938, in Lake Forest, Ill., and was raised in Lake Bluff, Ill. He graduated from Missouri School of Mines in Rolla, Mo., served in the Army as a civil engineer and retired after 34 years as an environment engineer with Weyerhaeuser. He was an active member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Enumclaw and a member of the Enumclaw Plateau Historical Society. He served as district coordinator and instructor for the AARP Senior Driver Safety Program.

He is survived by wife Jeanne Knightlinger of Enumclaw; son Cory Malsch and wife Lynda of Tacoma; daughters Jenifer Guerrero of Fife, Shannon Wish’on and husband Larry of Paso Robles, Calif., and Allyson Capps of Terry, Mont.; brother Stewart Malsch and wife Pat of Antioch, Ill.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials are suggested to the Enumclaw Plateau Historical Society.

Arrangements are by Weeks’ Enumclaw Funeral Home. All are welcome to sign the online guest book at