In Memoriam: Wallace Dale Satern (May 12, 1930 – May 16, 2022)

May 2022 Posted in Obituary

Wallace was born in Silverton, Oregon to Harold and Ruth Dahl Satern on May 12, 1930. He was raised along with his older brother, Marshall, on the family farm in the Bethany area and joined them and his daughter, Becky, in heaven on May 16, 2022. Other than his two year stint in the Army he lived his entire life in Silverton.

Wally married Vera Baller Dec. 9, 1950 and they were blessed with a loving marriage for 71 years, two children; Becky (Denny Rice) and Dan (Debbie), two grandsons; Brian (Laura) and Brent (Kelly), and five great-grandchildren; Avery, Jack, Micaiah, Camden, and Ezekiel.

Wally farmed the family farm raising chickens, hops, alfalfa, strawberries and pole beans employing many local kids. He eventually transitioned into a farm and ranch realtor and was known as “the Flying Realtor” where he combined his love for flying his Super Cub with showing properties. He was awarded Oregon Farm & Land Realtor of the year in 1974.

He enjoyed fishing, duck hunting and telling stories. At 91 years of age you could still find him planting, rototilling, and tending the large family garden. Wally was a life-long and active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Silverton, his memorial service will be held there on June 3 at 2:00 p.m.

Memorial gifts may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church’s scholarship fund, 303 N. Church St., Silverton, OR 97381 or Willamette Valley Hospice, 1015 Third St. NW, Salem, OR 97304.

Arrangements by Unger Funeral Chapel in Silverton.

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