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Darrell Fluke

A memorial service will be held April 24 for Darrell J. Fluke of Eugene, who died April 19 of cancer. He was 63.

Fluke was born July 31, 1938, in Forest Grove to James and June McNutt Fluke. He married Brenda Wilson in Springfield on Feb. 25, 1961.

He grew up and graduated from high school in Vernonia. He moved to the Eugene area in 1959. Fluke served as a submariner in the Navy from 1956 until 1958. He served in the Naval Reserve until 1962. He and his wife owned and operated the Mohawk Inn Tavern.

Fluke enjoyed bird hunting, golfing, playing cards and many different sports. He was a member of the Springfield Elks, the Eugene Country Club and the Woodhaven Country Club in Palm Desert, Calif.

Survivors include his wife; his mother of Springfield; two daughters, Kelly Barber and Susan Bratton, both of Eugene; and three grandchildren.

Wednesday's service will be at 2 p.m. at England's Eugene Memorial Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sacred Heart.

Harold Thoresen

SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be April 25 for Harold Oliver Thoresen of Springfield, who died April 20 of age-related causes. He was 91.

Thoresen was born April 5, 1911, in Tacoma to Einer and Anna Flatten Thoresen. He married Levois Fitzgerald in Spring- field on Feb. 10, 1952.

He graduated from high school and served in the Air Force in England during World War II. He was an airplane mechanic and often went without sleep for days so the bombers could keep flying.

Thoresen moved to the area in 1948. He worked setting up precision machinery for Clear Fir Products in Springfield for 26 years.

He enjoyed dancing, baseball, fishing and traveling. He was a member of the Eugene Elks Lodge.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Duane of Issaquah, Wash.; a daughter, Paula Bassett of Elmira; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Buell Chapel in Springfield. Thursday's service will be at 10 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church in Springfield. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Baptist Church in Springfield.

Charles Mullaley

The funeral Mass will be held April 25 for Charles W. "Chuck" Mullaley of Eugene, who died April 20 of age-related causes. He was 79.

Mullaley was born Aug. 3, 1922, in Newcastle, Wyo., to William and Alice Miller Mullaley. He married Velma Kolb in Eugene on July 26, 1946.

He received a bachelor's degree in history and education from the University of Oregon. He served in the Navy as a radioman first class during World War II.

Mullaley moved to the area in 1946 and taught social studies at Roosevelt Middle School from 1950 until 1982.

He was an avid reader and particularly enjoyed mysteries and history books. He also enjoyed vegetable gardening and traveling around the United States. His interests included visiting docked ships and raising and showing wirehaired dachshund dogs. Mullaley was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Eugene.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Patrick of Portland; two sisters; and two grandchildren.

Thursday's service will be held at 12:15 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Eugene. Burial will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

Dana Grossel

COTTAGE GROVE - A celebration of life will be held April 28 for Dana Grossel of Cottage Grove, who died April 12 of cancer. She was 52.

Grossel was born Oct. 29, 1949, in Hollywood, Calif., to Ira Grossel and Marjorie Hoshelle. Her father was also known as actor Jeff Chandler.

She graduated from Beverly Hills High School. She moved to Cottage Grove in 1979. Grossel received a master's degree in fine arts from the University of Oregon.

As a young woman, she traveled and studied art in Europe and Central America. She created art all of her life, including graphic design, portraits, abstracts, landscapes and ceramics. For the past 15 years, Grossel enjoyed teaching art to young people through the Maude Kerns Art Center and the Lane Regional Arts Council. She played original music on the flute and performed at the Cottage Grove Poetry and Music Jam. Her interests also included gardening, music and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include her life partner of 12 years, Wayne Drury; two sons, Pierre Machon and Uriel Grossel, both of Cottage Grove; and a sister, Jamie Tucker of San Diego.

Sunday's celebration will be held at 3 p.m. at the Cottage Grove Community Center. Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dana Grossel Memorial Fund in care of the Lane Arts Council or in her name to support the arts at the Cottage Grove Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1326, Cottage Grove, OR 97424.

News obituaries are a free service of The Register-Guard. The News Department will accept information on its standard obituary forms submitted through funeral homes or by the deceased's immediate family. Obituary information is available at (phone) 485-1234, Ext. 5534, or (fax) 683-7631.
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