SPRINGFIELD - The graveside service will be held Jan. 29 for Margaret E. Freytag of Springfield, who died Jan. 25 of age-related causes. She was 85.
Freytag was born Dec. 22, 1916, in Nashville, Wis., to Hugh and Mary Harris. She married William Freytag in Wisconsin on Aug. 10, 1933. He died in 1980.
Her interests included crocheting, fishing, hunting and reading. She was a member of Wayside Open Bible Chapel in Springfield.
Survivors include a son, Bill of Springfield; four daughters, Carol Sulenes of Milwaukie, Lois Brent of Bend and Diane Rowe and Dawn Martin, both of Springfield; a brother, Trace Harris of Washington; two sisters, Dell Davis of Springfield and Carmen Brownell of Watersmeet, Mich.; 21 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. A son, Donald, two grandsons, Doug Dixon and Kelly Hammond, and a granddaughter, Mary Chevaria, died previously.
Tuesday's service will be at 11 a.m. at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene. Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.
SPRINGFIELD - A celebration of life will be held Jan. 31 for Lee Daniel Woolridge of Springfield, who died Jan. 16 of age-related causes. He was 78.
Woolridge was born Nov. 5, 1923, in Battle Creek, Iowa, to Albert and Gladys Woolridge. He grew up in Peterson, Iowa.
He joined the Navy during World War II and served in North Bend. After the war, he attended Oregon Technical Institute. He was self-employed for several years. Eventually, he joined Pope & Talbot wood products in Oakridge, from which he retired.
He was self-employed and active after his retirement. Family members recall his remarkable optimism and friendliness.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly; a son, Gary of Fort Collins, Colo.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A daughter, Brenda, died previously.
Thursday's service will be at 1 p.m. at Calvary Temple in Springfield. Goes Funeral Care in Fort Collins is in charge of arrangements.
REEDSPORT - The funeral will be held Jan. 28 for Howard Burton Reames of Reedsport, who died Jan. 23 of cancer. He was 77.
Reames was born Feb. 13, 1924, in Everett, Wash., to Theodore and Ester Reynolds Reames. He married Lois Shaw in Reedsport on Sept. 20, 1997.
He attended North Central High School in Spokane and Spokane Trade School, where he studied to be an electrician.
During World War II, he served as a corporal in the Army and was recognized for his skills as a sharpshooter. He worked as a journeyman electrician and enjoyed traveling, fishing and spending time with his family.
He was a member of the Reedsport Assembly of God.
Survivors include his wife; his mother, Clara Reames of Spokane; two sons, James Reames of Spokane and Dale Shaw of Oceanside, Calif.; two brothers, Dick Reames of Spokane and Bruce Reames of Othello, Wash.; two sisters, Ruthie Kruse of Scottsburg and Dorothy Small of Reedsport; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport. Monday's service will be at 1 p.m. at the Reedsport Assembly of God. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Scottsburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Feed the Children.
Services have been held for JeldeGene "Bud" Meyer of Eugene, who died Jan. 18 of cancer. He was 74.
Meyer was born June 2, 1927, in Nunn, Colo., to Jelde and Mamie Avis Wolfe Meyer. He married Irene Beshears in Eugene on Aug. 18, 1946.
He lived in Springfield from 1943 to 1988, when he moved to Prineville. He moved to Eugene four months ago. He worked as a boiler for Southern Pacific Railroad for 41 years.
He attended the Church of the Nazarene. His interests included hiking, rock hounding, metal sculpture and woodworking. He also played the guitar and mandolin.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Timothy of Nampa, Idaho; a daughter, Pamela Meyer of Eugene; a sister, Marie Cook, of Roseburg; and six grandchildren.
The family held a private memorial Jan. 18. A celebration of life will be held later. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to hospice services at Sacred Heart Medical Center.
SPRINGFIELD - Carl Len Adkins of Springfield died Jan. 18 of complications from surgery. He was 41.
Adkins was born March 14, 1960, in Taft, Calif., to Beverly Ables Simmons Flowerday. He married Karen Mae Rasmussen in Springfield on Dec. 14, 2001.
He lived in Lathrop, Calif., before moving to Springfield six months ago. He completed high school and worked for 19 years with Lockheed Martin Corp. in San Jose, Calif., as a drafting engineer.
His interests included computers and travel.
Survivors include his wife; his mother of McKenzie Bridge; three stepsons, Steven Starr and Matthew Starr, both of Springfield, and Douglas Starr of San Diego; a brother, James of Tracy, Calif.; and two sisters, Gloria Morrell of Port Saint Lucie, Fla., and Cathy Faturos of Morro Bay, Calif.
No services are planned. Major Family Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.