R. Isaak

R. Isaak

On March 24, 2014, Richard Lewis Isaak, 82, passed away.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Erna Isaak. He is survived by his wife, June; sons Dale (Marin) Doug (Traci) and daughter Jill Brennan (James); and grandchildren Eleesa and Jessica Markham, and Nicholas, Lauren, Matthew and Halle Isaak. Dick is also survived by his sister, Marilyn (Gene) Scapanski of St. Paul, Minn.

An active community volunteer, he was a member of the Salem Jaycees, Salem and Keizer Exchange Clubs, also serving as District Director. He was a ski instructor, taught hunting safety and served as a volunteer for Keizer Parks.

Dick was born December 29, 1931. He graduated from Salem High School in 1953 and Willamette University in 1957 with a Bachelor’s Degree degree in Business. In 1958, Dick enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Korea.

When his enlistment ended, moved back to Oregon where he met June Proctor while snow skiing at Hoodoo Ski Bowl. They were married on August 5, 1962.

Dick spent more than 35 years working for State Farm Insurance, raising his children in Keizer and eventually moving to Redmond after retirement.

He was a private pilot and flew for many years with Pacific Flyers out of McNary Field. He enjoyed water skiing, snow skiing, biking, golfing, pickle ball and spending time at the cabin he and his father built near Detroit Reservoir.

After retirement, Dick and June traveled.

Dick was interred in Willamette National Cemetery with full military honors on April 2 in a private family ceremony.

A memorial celebrating Dick’s life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 11, 2014 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3737 Liberty Road S, Salem, OR 97302. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Partners in Care, Hospice House, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct, Bend, OR 97701, (541) 382-5882.