Dormer Glen Richert, 85, went to his heavenly home Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Dallas Retirement Village. He was diagnosed with cancer in July 2018.
He was born to Toby A. and Lillian Richert on a farm near Bloomfield, Montana. In October of 1949, when he was 16, the family moved to Dallas. He attended Salem Academy and Dallas High School, graduating in 1951.
He met his future wife, Lois Thompson, at Grace Mennonite Church. They were married in 1956 and had four children.
He spent two years in the United States Army, serving in the Korean War as an ambulance driver. He worked for Elliot Farms, then 39 years in the Plywood Division of Willamette Industries.
Dormer enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with family and friends. He was a charter member of Faith Evangelical Free Church, and a volunteer at the Dallas Emergency Food Bank for several years.
Dormer was preceded in death by his parents, sister Elena Bettcher, and brother Don. He is survived by his wife, Lois; daughters Sheryl Richert, of Hillsboro, Kansas, and LaDonna Lovell (Kevin), of Dallas; son Bruce (DeAnna), of Dallas; and daughter, Joni Calam (Richard), of Hillsboro, Kansas; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; and brothers Merwin and Jim.
Memorial contributions can be made to Faith Evangelical Free Church camping scholarships or the Dallas Emergency Food Bank in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center at 287 SW Washington St., Dallas, OR 97338. Condolences may be sent to www.dallastribute.com.