Dean Veneman

Dean Veneman passed away Sunday, May 5, at his home in Salem. He was born in Salem Sept. 2, 1956, to Orville and Maebelle Veneman. Veneman graduated from McNary High school 1974. He held many different jobs during his life, but mostly worked for himself as owner of Dean’s Landscaping[Read More…]

Lester Boyd Frels

At age 89, Keizer resident Lester Boyd Frels, passed away on June 1, 2019. Frels was born on April 30, 1930, in Cuba, Ill. He attended school at Moline High School in Moline, Ill., and graduated in 1948. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy for four years as[Read More…]

Richard C. Barr

R. Barr Richard passed away peacefully at home with loved ones by his side after battling cancer for many years. He was a lifelong resident of Salem, son of Henry and Erma Barr. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1956 after which he married his high school sweetheart, Lynda[Read More…]

Judith A. Whetzel

J. Whetzel Judith A. Whetzel, 74, from Tucson, Arizona, passed away on March 14, 2019, at Grandma’s Angel Hospice home after a long battle with multiple myeloma. She was born on October 10, 1944, in Elkins, West Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Madalyn Peters. She was the[Read More…]

Philip ‘Bruce’ Beilke

B. Beilke Philip ‘Bruce’ Beilke died on Feb. 24, 2019 at the age of 75. Born to Philip and Lena (Andrews) Beilke in Monterey, CA on Dec. 6, 1943, while his father was stationed there during WWII. In May of 1950 his family moved to Brooks, Ore. He attended Brooks[Read More…]

Robert Gail Corbett

Robert Gail Corbett was born on June 23, 1939, in Salem, Ore. to Harley and Margery (Dooley) Corbett. Robert grew up in the Woodburn area. He met Darlene Noeske and they married on August 10, 1958. Robert was a jack of all trades and did many jobs throughout his life[Read More…]

Dorothy Ann Lamer

D. Lamer Dorothy was born June 4, 1927, in Prairie City, Oregon to James R. and Geneva Ann (Campbell) Cook and passed away on February 28, 2019, in Salem. She graduated from high school in Scio as Valedictorian of her class in 1945. Dorothy married Allen Lamer August 16, 1946, when[Read More…]

Robert Michael Branin

Robert Michael Branin passed on Feb. 22, 2019, surrounded by family and love. He is survived by his common law wife Cathy; mother Lillian Dye; stepfather Tom Dye; son Michael K. Branin; daughter Veronica Smit; stepson Wes Jordan; and eight siblings. He had a huge heart and filled it with[Read More…]

Norman Beugli

Norman Beugli Norman Beugli, 92, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, in Keizer. Norman was born May 20, 1926, in Molalla, Ore., and moved to Salem in 1930. He started school at Washington Elementary (Old East School) in 1932. He moved to Liberal and Yoder, Ore., in 1934, and returned to[Read More…]

Ruby Brock

Ruby Brock Ruby Brock was born on February 15, 1924 in Forest City, Iowa to Bertha and Rudolph Strand. Her family immigrated to the United States from Norway. She grew up in Iowa and Minnesota during the Depression and enjoyed the closeness she felt in those small, rural communities. Ruby[Read More…]