Dec. 3, 1935 – May 7, 2017
Mervin Riley Halbeisen, age 81, passed away at home with his wife, Betsy, by his side on May 5, 2017. Mervin was born on December 3, 1935 in Lincoln, NE. He is survived by his wife Betsy; two sons, Randy and David; daughter Connie Franklin (Alan); three step-children Randy, Russell and Brigetta Hoch; eight grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. He was preceeded in death by his first wife Donna.
Halbeisen served the country as a paratrooper in the US Army. He owned the Santiam Depot Restaurant & Lounge in Stayton. He also was owner/operator of Merv’s Trucking Company in Salem.
He was active in both the Keizer Elks and Eagles and also the Lincoln City Eagles.
Services will be held at the Keizer Elks Lodge, 4250 Cherry Avenue, on June 3, 2017, at 2 p.m. Donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.