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In Memoriam: Paul Grizzard (May 6, 1953 – June 3, 2023)

Paul William Grizzard died peacefully in his Silverton home. He was born in Pasadena, California to Barbara and Bill Grizzard. He spent happy childhood years there with older sisters Barbara and Nancy. His high school years were spent in Salt Lake City, Utah where he met Mary Jane, who would become his wife. After his family moved to Lake Oswego, […]

In Memoriam: Wilma Walen (June 6, 1926 – June 6, 2023)

Wilma “Willy” Louise (Buchheit) Walen was born in Mount Angel June 6, 1926 to Edward and Mary Buchheit. Willy was the sixth of 13 children, attended Mt. Angel Academy, and resided on her family farm in the Mount Angel/Silverton area until her marriage to Alfred Walen on Nov. 29, 1947 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Silverton where she was […]

In Memoriam: Martha Gonzalez (July 3, 1970 – June 23, 2023)

Martha Amelia Gonzalez of Mount Angel passed away in her family home June 18, 2023. She was born July 3, 1970 in Silverton,  Oregon, the daughter of Pedro and Benita (Leon) Gonzalez. She was raised in Mount Angel and graduated from Kennedy High School. Martha loved life and was an example of courage to many as she successfully conquered her […]

In Memoriam: May Buchheit (May 26, 1935 – May 22, 2023)

May Dorothy Wasson was born in North Dakota. She moved to Silverton, Oregon with her family when she was in third grade. She met Robert (Bob) Buchheit on her last day of eighth grade. They married when she was a senior in high school, three days before she turned 18. They had been married for 70 years. They raised six […]

In Memoriam: Gene Fetters (Dec. 30, 1932 – May 28, 2023)

Gene Loyd Fetters was the son of Enos and Clara Fetters, born on Dec. 30, 1932 in Black Hills, South Dakota. He is survived by his wife, Violet Fay Fetters; siblings, Wayne Fetters and Wanda Frank; children, Catherine Schar, Sheri (Dean) Chitwood, and Steven Gene (April) Fetters; ten grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild; arrangements made by […]

In Memoriam: Rosella McKay (Aug. 24, 1928 – May 25, 2023)

Rosella Mary (Gooley) McKay was born to Fred and Mary (Butsch) Gooley in Mount Angel, Oregon. She married Joe McKay in 1949 and moved to St. Paul, Oregon where they raised 12 children. Rosella was preceded in death by her husband, Joe, and her two sons, Dan and John.  She is survived by ten children: Tom (Susie), Jim (Terry), Kathy […]

In Memoriam: Kay Jury (April 21, 1957 – May 14, 2023)

Kay Lynnette (Ramseyer) Jury, age 66, passed away after her brave fight with cancer on Mother’s Day Sunday, May 14, 2023 in her home of 23 years in Turner, Oregon. Kay was born on Easter Sunday, April 21, 1957 to David C. (Bud) Ramseyer and Donna May Krug (Liechty) Ramseyer in Silverton, Oregon. Kay thrived anywhere she could share her […]

In Memoriam: Edward Drescher (July 4, 1931 – June 1, 2023)

Edward Anthony Drescher, 91, of Monitor, Oregon passed away June 1, 2023. Ed was born in Monitor to John and Theresa Drescher on July 4, 1931. Ed served in the US Army & the Army Reserves until his discharge in 1961. He spent his life in Monitor working to continue the legacy of Drescher Farms. He married Ruth Gamble on […]

In Memoriam: Dianne Kohlmeyer (March 23, 1937 – May 25, 2023)

Dianne Theresia Kohlmeyer, beloved wife, mother and grandmother has passed away at the age of 86, with her husband of 59 years by her side. Dianne was born on March 23, 1937, to parents Carol Kinnen and Ida Freiert Kinnen in Wadena, Minnesota. Her siblings, Leatrice Pugatch (Nathan) and Norman Enke, preceded her in death.  Dianne married her husband, Gary, […]

In Memoriam: Charlotte Adele Schwab Schmidt (Sept. 6, 1929 – May 22, 2023)

Charlotte Adele Schwab Schmidt, 93, of Portland, Oregon and Palm Desert, California peacefully passed away on May 22, 2023. Charlotte’s life celebration will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 575 E. College St., Mount Angel, Oregon on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023. The Rosary will be at 10:30 a.m., with a funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Father Ralph Recker OSB. An event not […]

In Memoriam: Daryl Dean Johnson (Jan. 2, 1929 – May 6, 2023)

Daryl Dean Johnson of Salem, Oregon died May 6, 2023 at Salem Hospital of heart failure. Daryl was born Jan. 2, 1929 to Oscar and Pauline Johnson of Silverton, Oregon. He was raised inEvans Valley and graduated from Silverton High School. Don married his high school sweetheart, Janell Johnson. They were married for 74 years. He is survived by his wife, […]

In Memoriam: Mary Magdalene Wolfe (Oct. 23, 1939 – May 14, 2023)

Mary Magdalene Wolfe was a loving and caring wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great-grandmother. After retiring from overseas missionary work, Mary was active many years in Awana. She loved children. She served others with a sweet smile and spirit her whole life. Mary is greatly missed. Mary is survived by her husband Scott Wolfe; daughter, Luann Stoddard; daughter-in-law, Tracy Wolf; son-in-law,  Mark […]

In Memoriam: Rodney Kjos (July 14, 1937 – May 13, 2023)

Rodney Verne Kjos, 85, of Silverton, Oregon passed away on May 13, 2023. Rodney was born on July 14, 1937 to Ole N. Kjos and Ada Viola (Challey) Kjos in Edinburg, North Dakota. After he graduated from Silverton High School in 1955, he enlisted in the Army, spending his time in Korea. On Sept. 28, 1963 he married Marjorie Ball. They had […]

In Memoriam: Donald Simpson (Oct. 26, 1954 – May 16, 2023)

Don Simpson grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and fixed up a house in the country to raise his family in Oregon.  He had no need to go “ramming around,” with Sunday mornings for church and the rest of the week for carpentry, sports, politics, projects and hanging out with friends and family, often by the fire pit.  He […]

In Memoriam: Lance L. Hamberger (Oct. 10, 1952 – April 20, 2023)

He was born Oct. 10, 1952, in Elmira, New York to Irving and Margaret Hamberger. He was the third oldest of seven children. The family moved from New York to Maryland and then to Arizona in 1960. Lance grew up in Vail then Sunizona and Elfrida areas. He graduated from Valley Union High School in 1970. He then attended Cochise College and received an associate […]

In Memoriam: Shane Hagey (May 27, 1967 – April 21, 2023)

Shane Levi Hagey, 55, of Silverton, Oregon passed away suddenly from a type B aortic dissection at Salem Hospital in Salem, Oregon on April 21, 2023. His wife and kids were by his side. Shane was born May 27, 1967, in Baker City, Oregon to Darl and Annette Hagey. He was the first born of two boys. Shane was our […]

In Memoriam: Lance Hamberger (Oct. 10, 1952 – April 20, 2023)

Lance L. Hamberger passed away April 20, 2023. He was born Oct. 10, 1952 in Elmira, New York to Irving and Margaret Hamberger. The family moved to Maryland and then to Arizona in 1960. Lance grew up in Vail then Sunizona and Elfrida areas. He graduated from Valley Union High School in 1970, then received an associate’s degree at Cochise College. In […]

In Memoriam: Peter Gerhards (May 29, 1928 – May 3, 2023)

Longtime Silverton resident Peter Gerhards died May 3, 2023, after a series of falls in early April. He was just 26 days short of his 95th birthday and looking forward to a planned celebration in his honor. Peter was born May 29, 1928, on a 20-acre farm near the one-building town of Loring, Kansas. He was the second of eight children of Mathias […]

In Memoriam: Terry Caster (April 7, 1945 – April 20, 2022)

Terry Ernest Caster died on April 20, 2023 at his home in Silverton, Oregon after a lengthy illness. He was 78 years old. He was born in Portland, Oregon on April 7, 1945 to Pauline Jellison Caster and Eldred E. Caster. He joined sister Joyce (born in 1943), and was followed by two brothers, Craig in 1946, and Grant in 1953. His family moved from Tigard, […]

In Memoriam: Lloyd Leslie Severson (Sept. 20, 1931 – April 12, 2023)

Lloyd Leslie Severson passed away on April 12, 2023. Lloyd was born on Sept. 20, 1931 in Williston, North Dakota to Clarence and Hilda Severson. After serving in the Army during the Korean War, he returned to Williston and married his sweetheart Charlotte Vizina on New Year’s Eve 1952. On Nov. 17, 1953, Lloyd was working as a crane operator […]

In Memoriam: Egon Balleby (May 6, 1938 – Feb. 26, 2023)

Egon Balleby of Mount Angel passed away on Feb. 26, 2023. Egon was born on May 6, 1938, near the town of Ringkobing, Denmark.  Egon started as a very early age working in the farm fields of Denmark. He learned the electrical trade and began a career as an Electrician. In January 1958, he joined the Danish Royal Navy and […]

In Memoriam: Roger Aloys Seifer (Nov. 11, 1941 – April 5, 2023)

Roger Aloys Seifer, of Silverton, passed away on April 5, 2023. He was 81. Born on Nov. 11, 1941, in Silverton to Aloysius (A.J.) and Hilda Seifer, Roger attended St. Paul’s Catholic School, Serra Catholic High School in Salem, and Mt. Angel College. He liked to joke that all the schools that he had attended were closed after he left.  […]

In Memoriam: James Robert Newell (Jan. 18, 1939 – March 15, 2023)

James Robert Newell, born Jan.18, 1939, in Charlotte, North Carolina, passed away on March 15, 2023.  James was preceded by death by his wife Pauline; daughter, Carolyn Sue; father, John Henry Newell; mother, Margarette Louise Wilkinson; sister, Shirley Smith. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Robert (Ruth), Susan (Phillip), Gregory (Jeanette), and Rodney; grandchildren, Jay (Teresa), Alisha, Nathan, Jennifer, Nicholas, […]

In Memoriam: Cody Jo Ellen Christine Wahto Sontag

On Feb. 16, 2023, Cody Sontag gracefully passed away at her home in Silverton, Oregon. Born Feb. 19,1952 in Juneau, Alaska to her Alaskan Pioneer parents Joan and Gordon Wahto, Cody grew up in Anchorage. Her passion for birding was inspired by her grandparents living in Homer. She completed her BA in Psychology from Western State College Gunnison, CO going on to receive her Master’s in Psychology at […]

In Memoriam: Herbert Merlin Lay (Jan. 4, 1934 – Feb. 29, 2023)

Herbert Merlin Lay, 89, passed away Feb. 28, 2023 at his home in Mount Angel, Oregon, surrounded by his family. Born in Albany, California in 1934, Herb spent his early life in California where he worked at several state hospitals and the California Department of Corrections, becoming Lieutenant of the Conservation Camp at Slack Canyon, in Monterey County before moving […]