Obituaries for July 2015


Morton Feder


Graveside service for Morton Feder, 86, of Dallas was Tuesday at Restlawn Memory Gardens in Salem. Restlawn Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Kenneth Wayne Hiscock


Kenneth Wayne Hiscock, 68, of Dallas died June 16 in Dallas. He was born in Albany, Calif., to Harlind Ralph and Athea M. Jones Hiscock. Kenneth married Marcia Blair on March 21, 2000, in Dallas. They lived in Arizona for ...

Edward A. Moskal Jr.


Edward A. Moskal Jr., 71, of Dallas died June 22 in Dallas. He was born in Roseburg to Edward Adlbert Sr. and Wilma Ann LaRaut Moskal. As a child Ed lived in Kansas and New Jersey before returning to Salem. ...

Katherine Classen


Katherine Classen, 98, a Dallas resident for 59 years, died June 17. She was born in a German-speaking Mennonite farming community near Meade, Kan., to Peter F. and Sara J. Rempel. In 1937, she married another member of that community, ...

Simon Harland Peter Schulz


Simon Schulz, 34, of Independence, a fun-loving, jokester of a young man, died June 12 in Independence. He was born in Chula Vista, Calif., and spent the first four years of his life in San Diego County before moving to ...

George Robson


George Robson, 91, of Dallas died Friday. He was born in Grand Ronde to George and Lula (Robinette) Robson. In grade school, he met a young woman by the name of Barbara Ross. They would later marry on Feb. 15, ...

Susan Kay Niggli


Susan Kay Niggli, 71, of Salem died May 30 after a brief battle with cancer. She was born in Hoskins to Fred and Minnie Niggli. The family moved to Dallas, where she graduated from Dallas High School in 1962. Susan ...

Arley Roscoe Spain II


Arley Roscoe Spain II, 67, of Dallas died June 13 in Salem. He was born in Medford to Arley Roscoe Spain and Rita Mae Cutler Spain. Arley, a veteran, served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was stationed ...

James C. Martensen

Dallas, formerly of Florence

James C. Martensen, 87, of Dallas, formerly of Florence died June 7 in Dallas. He and his wife lived in Dallas for the past two years with their daughter, Carol. He was born to Joseph Henry Martensen and Clara Pearl ...

Kenneth Frederick Monnier


Kenneth Frederick Monnier, 77, of Dallas died Saturday in Dallas. He was born in Woodburn to Fredrick James and Mary O’Connor Monnier. Kenneth was raised in Woodburn and joined the Navy. For 28 years, he served his country and was ...

Allan Donald Trupka

Silverton, formerly of Dallas

Allan Trupka, 68, of Silverton died June 16. He was born in Breckenridge, Minn., to Sylvester and Louisa (Best) Trupka. Allan grew up in Dallas where he met Patty Fagan. They were married on Nov. 17, 1979. They moved to ...

Arthur Stewart Lyday Jr.

Kings Valley

Arthur Stewart Lyday Jr., 91, of Kings Valley died June 21 in Kings Valley. He was born in Huntington Park, Calif., to Arthur Sr. and Leone Lyday. Arthur attended Kings Valley Grade School and high school and graduated from Corvallis ...

Steve Waller


Steve Waller, of Dallas, Oregon, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2015, following a massive heart attack. He was 69 years of age. Born on November 30, 1945, to J.T. and Robbie (Hoffman) Waller, Steve grew up between homes in ...

Ron Kent Taylor


Ron Kent Taylor, 67, of Dallas died June 28. He was born to Ronald and Mary (Ames) Taylor in Dallas. Graveside service was Tuesday at the Dallas Cemetery followed by a reception at The Majestic in Dallas. Dallas Mortuary Tribute ...

Abram F. Schierling


Abram F. Schierling, 94, of Dallas died June 28. He was born in Henderson, Neb., to Peter and Lena Schierling. Abram served in the Navy during World War II. He worked a short while for Union Carbide steel mill in ...

Jacques M. Rifkin-Rigg

Jacques Michael Rifkin-Rigg, 51, of Dallas died June 28 in Dallas. He was born to Allan Michael Rifkin and Jacqueline Rigg in San Francisco. As a leap year baby, he enjoyed sharing that he was “only 12 years old now.” ...

Robert Clifford Patterson II


Independence—Robert "Bob" Clifford Patterson, 66, loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather passed away suddenly at home in Independence on June 6, 2015. Bob is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 46 years, Geraldine (Jeri) Lynn, son ...

Jaime Marie Rehman


Jaime Marie Rehman, 31 of Dallas died June 21. She was born in Bellevue, Wash., to Mike and Tina Barnett. The family moved to Dallas in 2000, where she graduated from Dallas High School in 2002. Jaime loved dolphins, the ...

Charles (Doug) Douglas Sohn

Salem, formerly of Monmouth

Doug was born in Monte Vista, Colorado to Ken and Josephine Sohn. They moved to Metolius in Central Oregon, where he spent most of his childhood and graduated from Madras High School in 1962. He attended Oregon College of Education ...

Corliss Belle Fox


Corliss Belle Fox passed away on July 7. Corliss was born to Ellis and Perline Keller in Wyandotte, Okla., on December 25, 1937. She enjoyed gardening, camping, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. She dedicated her life to ...

Ronald A. Salvo


Ronald Adolph Salvo, 84, of Independence died July 6 after a three-month battle with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He was born in Portland to Adolph and Jennie Salvo. Ron graduated from Washington High School and received his Bachelor of Art and master’s ...

Dolores 'Dee' Guerrero Casini


Dolores “Dee” Guerrero Casini, 84, of Monmouth died July 2 in Monmouth. She was born in San Francisco to Salvador and Paula “Martinez” Guerrero. She was preceded in death by her husband, Geno, and two sisters. Survivors include her two ...

Richard K. Patton


Richard Keith Patton, 82, of Independence died July 5 in Independence. A private family service will be held. Contributions are suggested to Willamette Humane Society. Howell, Edwards, Doerksen Funeral Home in Salem handled arrangements.

Burton P. McKibben


Burton Patrick McKibben, 61, of Dallas died July 6 in Dallas. He was born in Dallas to Burton Henry and Beverly Glass McKibben. For his lifetime, he lived in Dallas, and graduated from high school here in 1973. He was ...

Ruth Vognild LaRue

West Salem

Ruth Vognild LaRue, 94, of West Salem, and longtime Dallas resident, died June 29 following complications from a fall on June 5. Ruth-Allis Jett was born in New York City to George H. Jett and Fern Lucile Osborn. Before her ...

Simon Harland Peter Schulz


Simon Schulz June 15, 1980 – June 12, 2015 Barbecue tie-dye celebration of life for Simon Harland Peter Schulz, 34, of Independence is Saturday at 4 p.m. at his mother’s home on Seventh Street in Independence (follow the balloons) and ...

Joseph (Jody) Maurice Whelton Jr.


Joseph (Jody) Maurice Whelton Jr., 66, of Monmouth died July 6 in Monmouth. He was born to Agnes and Joseph Whelton in Washington, D.C. Joe (Jody) was schooled throughout the United States and the Philippines. He volunteered and served two ...

Norma McBeth


Norma Jean McBeth, 72, of Dallas died July 1 in Dallas. She was born in Mountain Lake, Minn., to Alando and Olga Peters. Norma attended Minnesota elementary schools and graduated from Central High School in Independence. She married Curt McBeth ...

Jesse W. Nofziger


Jesse W. Nofziger, 75, of Salem, died July 8 in Dallas. Restlawn Funeral Home and Memory Gardens handled arrangements.

Jane (Betty) Elizabeth Richards


Betty was a long time resident of Monmouth and the surrounding area, she died Friday morning, July 10th, at Windsor Health and Rehab in Salem, Oregon. Betty was born on January 21, 1921 to Robert and Margaret Buckley-Jones in Gaerwen ...

Robin Ray Galusha


Robin “Rob” Galusha, 56, of Lebanon, died July 14 in Albany. He was born to Clifford and Inez Martin Galusha in Eugene. Rob married Lori Watson on Oct. 9, 2009 in Hopewell. Rob worked for the City of Salem for ...

Pauline Smith

West Salem

Pauline Erma (Oxley) Smith, 97, of West Salem died July 12 in West Salem. She was born in Taylor County, Iowa, to Glenn and Hazel (Borders) Oxley. Pauline grew up in the Guss, Iowa, area and graduated from Bedford High ...

Taylor Lacey K.D. Logan


Taylor Lacey K.D. Logan, 15, of Dallas had an unfortunate accident on July 11, 2015. She was pronounced dead on July 13, at 12:55 p.m. at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in the pediatric ICU. Taylor was born in Salem and had ...

John D. Coonrod


John D. Coonrod, 83, of Dallas died July 14 in Salem. He was born to James and Pearl Coonrod in Avery, Okla. John married his wife, Joyce, on Nov. 13, 1953, in Dallas. He served in the Army in Korea. ...

Darleen Ann Isitt


Darleen Ann Isitt, 76, of Salem died Saturday in Salem. She was born in San Bernardino, Calif., to Alfred and Vivian Provance Pendleton. Darleen moved from Southern California to Falls City in 1980 and to Salem in 1997. She worked ...

Roberta 'Bobbie' Louise Bunselmeyer

Salem, formerly of Newport and Dallas

Roberta “Bobbie” Louise Bunselmeyer, 70, of Salem, formerly of Newport and Dallas, died Thursday. She was born in Covington, Ky., to Vincent Richard and Carleen Beatrice Trame Slaughter. Bobbie moved from Kentucky to Ohio and then to Joplin, Mo. She ...

Evelyn Petersen


Evelyn Petersen, 89, of Salem died July 14. She was born and grew up in Yakima, Wash. She moved to Seattle when she was 16 years old. There she met Alvin John Gran. They were married Feb. 21, 1944. After ...

Fred Willard Dornhecker


Fred Willard Dornhecker, 92, of Dallas died Sunday in Dallas, at the same farm on Pioneer Road he was born on. He was born to George and Georgia (Curtiss) Dornhecker. When he was 16, they moved to Falls City where ...

Ruby Weiss


Graveside service for Ruby Weiss, 91, of Dallas is Monday, July 27 at 11 a.m. at Dallas Cemetery. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To send an online condolence:

Lucille Irene Derksen

Salem, formerly of Dallas

Lucille Irene Derksen, 89, of Salem, formerly of Dallas, died Sunday in Salem. Graveside service is today (Wednesday) at 10 a.m. at Salt Creek Cemetery in Dallas. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. To send an online tribute: www.dallastribute. com.

David Leroy Carlson


David Leroy Carlson, 67, of Monmouth died July 21 at Salem Hospital following surgery. He was born in Raymond, Wash., to Conrad Leroy Carlson and Florence Lillian Harrington-Carlson. He was born with cerebral palsy and endured multiple surgeries early in ...

Vesta Olson

St. Helens

Vesta Olson, 100, of St. Helens died July 20 in St. Helens. She was born in Pedee to Edwin and Denna (Hoppe) Freer. She married Clarence Olson in Stevenson, Wash., on Aug. 11, 1934. He died in 1996. Prior to ...

Rosemary Malo


Rosemary Malo, 89, of Dallas died Thursday. She was born in Kulm, N.D., to William and Hulda (Scheidt) Wilken. Rosemary grew up in North Dakota until the age of 12 and then moved to the Helvetia and North Plains area ...

Anthony Ferdinand Eisele

Mass of Christian burial for Anthony Ferdinand, 95, is Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Grand Ronde.

Eldon Jack Sanders

Green Valley, Ariz., formerly of Dallas

Eldon "Jack" Sanders, 85, of Green Valley, Ariz., and former longtime Dallas resident and businessman, died July 26. Arrangements are pending.

Ruby Weiss


Ruby Weiss, 91, of Dallas died July 21 in Salem. She was born to Hans and Ailcey Sund in Clarissa, Minn. The family moved to Texas and later settled in Hopewell when she was a preteen. She met her husband ...

Robert 'Bob' J. Hansen


Celebration of life for Robert "Bob" J. Hansen, 69, of Dallas will be Sunday at 11 a.m. at Dallas City Park.


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