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Harriett Guldager

A memorial service will be held in October for Harriett L. Guldager of Eugene, who died Sept. 12 of age-related causes. She was 89.

Guldager was born Oct. 13, 1912, in Portland to Herman and Ada Bevens Plotts. She married George Guldager in Seattle in May 1939. He died in 1975.

She graduated from Washington High School in Portland, where she also attended business college. Guldager moved to Eugene in 1935 and worked as a bookkeeper at Sacred Heart Hospital.

She enjoyed flower gardening, quilting, Duck football and NFL football. Guldager especially enjoyed her family and spending time in Kauai, Hawaii. She was a 50-year member and past queen of the Daughters of the Nile Zuleima Temple No. 13 in Ashland. Guldager also belonged to the McKenzie River Demolay and Job's Daughters No. 26.

Survivors include two sons, Bill of Coburg and Fred of Monroe; a daughter, Karen Smith of Eugene; a sister, Jane Braaten of Portland; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A son, George, died previously.

Burial will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene. Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children or a charity of choice.

Kenneth Sturdevant

A memorial service will be held Sept. 26 for Kenneth Milton Sturdevant of Eugene, who died Sept. 20 of complications from Parkinson's disease. He was 83.

Sturdevant was born Feb. 4, 1919, in Westport, Minn., to Percy and Ruth Sibert Sturdevant. He married Corinne Croson in Portland on May 28, 1947.

His family moved to Oregon in 1937, and he graduated from Eugene High School in 1938. He and his family lived in San Diego for a brief time before returning to Eugene.

Sturdevant worked as an aircraft machinist for Boeing in Seattle for four years before enlisting in the Navy during World War II. He worked for Magic Gas (now Suburban Propane) as a propane delivery driver for 35 years until his retirement. Sturdevant received many regional awards for employee safety and an accident-free driving record.

His interests included gardening, hunting, fishing, traveling and collecting coins and rocks. Sturdevant was a member of the Eugene Moose Lodge, Izaac Walton League and Central Presbyterian Church. His family will remember him as a man who taught by example the values of love, a strong work ethic, integrity, tolerance and understanding.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Sharan Barnett of Salem and Mary Hamilton and Carla Bollinger, both of Eugene; a son, Kenton of Eugene; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Thursday's service will be at 3 p.m. at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Eugene. Inurnment will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation.

Harold Stegner

Harold Anthony Stegner of Eugene died Sept. 22 of age-related causes. He was 79.

Stegner was born July 19, 1923, in Berg, N.D., to Fredrick and Esther Schmidt Stegner. He was the sixth of 12 boys. He married Ruth Owen in Junction City on March 21, 1947.

He served in the Army in North Africa, Italy and Greece during World War II. He moved to Junction City after the war. Stegner worked as a cement finisher for more than 50 years. He was a life-member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers.

Stegner enjoyed fishing, gardening, rock hunting and country-western music.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Weldon of Alvadore, Harold of Springfield and Rex of Eugene; two daughters, Jolie Wagoner of Eugene and Esther Reed of La Pine; five brothers, Albert of Junction City, Chet of Oroville, Calif., Clarence of Napa, Calif., Gerald of Mulvane, Kan., and Marvin of Eugene; 17 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held later. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Brandon Stone

The funeral will be held Sept. 26 for Brandon Duane Stone of Eugene, who died Sept. 20 of kidney failure. He was 25.

Stone was born Jan. 28, 1977, in Eugene, to Gerald and Deanna Dodd Stone. He married Barbara Sidebottom in Eugene on March 23, 2002.

He graduated from Willamette High School. Stone enjoyed bowling, all sports events, camping, collecting baseball cards and coaching Junior League bowling. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

Stone was a member of the Young America Bowling Association and the American Bowling Congress. He won his first bowling award when he was 3 and had won many more since then. He belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ward III in Eugene.

Stone was a lifetime resident of Eugene.

Survivors include his wife, a son, Brandon Jr., and a daughter, Brittany, both of Eugene; his parents of Eugene; two brothers, Corey and Derek "D.J.," both of Eugene; and a sister, Andrea of Eugene.

Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints, 550 N. Danebo Ave., in Eugene. Thursday's service will be at 12:30 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to Oregon Dialysis.

Rodger Hilgers

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held Sept. 29 for Rodger Dale Hilgers of Springfield, who died Sept. 15 at age 47. His family chose not to list the cause of death.

Hilgers was born March 4, 1955, in Klamath Falls to Robert and Wanda Jennings Hilgers.

He lived in this area for 15 years and worked as a gas station manager. Hilgers enjoyed crabbing and traveling. He especially enjoyed the ocean.

Sunday's service will be at 3 p.m. at Crossfire Christian Family Fellowship in Eugene. Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Cheryl Kiesling

OAKRIDGE - A memorial service will be held Sept. 28 for Cheryl L. Kiesling of Oakridge, who died Sept. 19 of cancer. She was 52.

Kiesling was born May 8, 1950, in Burbank, Calif., to Charles and Betty Boese Fisk. She married Charlie Kiesling in Reno, Nev., on Sept. 1, 1979.

She graduated from high school. Kiesling moved to Oregon from California in 1978. She lived in Portland and Cottage Grove before settling in Oakridge in 1987. She worked as a bank teller at First Interstate Bank, Wells Fargo Bank and Klamath First Federal Bank for 11 years.

Her interests included gardening, cooking, fishing, visiting the coast and mountains and traveling. Kiesling especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her friends.

Survivors include her husband; her father of Wickenburg, Ariz.; two daughters, Vicki Epperson of Springfield and Cheri Black of Cottage Grove; a son, Rick Nolan of Eugene; two brothers, Walter Fisk of California and Charles Fisk of Aurora, Colo.; a sister, Evelyn Gragg of Wickenburg; and seven grandchildren.

Saturday's service will be at 1 p.m. at Oakridge Chapel of the Woods Funeral Home. A celebration of life and potluck will follow the service at Green Waters Park in Oakridge.

Memorial contributions may be made to cancer patients in need, in care of the Willamette Valley Cancer Center in Eugene.

Myrtle May

SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be held Sept. 26 for Myrtle Edna May of Springfield, who died Sept. 21 of age-related causes. She was 95.

May was born May 19, 1907, in Wenatchee, Wash., to Robert and Kate Palmer Dormer. She married Lawrence May in Yakima, Wash., on March 4, 1924. He died in July 1987.

She was a homemaker, and she enjoyed attending church, crafts, quilting and gardening.

May was a member of the Church of God and the Church of Christ.

Survivors include four sons, Robert of Spokane, James of Aurora, Colo., Ronald of Colburn, Idaho, and George of Tacoma; three daughters, Alice Archibald of Springfield, Lois McGlothin of Eugene and Ida Middleton of Roseburg; a brother, Robert Dormer of Newberg; two sisters, Dorothy Bennett of Seattle and Ethel Anderson of Vancouver, Wash.; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. An infant daughter, Frances, and a son, Burt, died previously.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Thursday's service will be at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Springfield Memorial Gardens.

Mark Johnson

LEABURG - Mark Edwin Johnson of Leaburg died Aug. 30 of cancer. He was 47.

Johnson was born Oct. 25, 1954, in Fort Campbell, Ky., to Marie Behling Johnson. He married Debra Worley. They later divorced.

He graduated from Shelton, Wash., High School. Johnson worked as a welder/pipe fitter on the north slope of Alaska. He lived in Alaska for 20 years before moving to his daughter's home in Leaburg this year.

Johnson was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Charles Farley of Auburn, Wash.; a daughter, Shawnee Brooks of Leaburg; a brother, Neal Johnson of Albany; and one grandchild.

A memorial service will be held later. Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

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