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Beverly Lohrke

Beverly Jane Lohrke of Eugene died Dec. 19 of a heart attack. She was 75.

Lohrke was born in Eugene on Nov. 1, 1927, to Arthur and Lela Marks Cummins. She married William "Bill" Lohrke on Aug. 18, 1979, in Vancouver, Wash. He died Dec. 1, 1988.

She graduated from Eugene High School in 1947 and lived most of her adult life in Springfield.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed traveling when she was younger. She also enjoyed cake decorating, fishing and hunting. She was a member of the Women of the Moose and the Eugene Eagles Lodge.

Survivors include a sister, Elaine Martin of Eugene.

No service is planned. Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Albert Ellison

CRESWELL - The funeral will be Dec. 28 for Albert James Ellison of Creswell, who died Dec. 22 of complications following heart surgery. He was 80.

Ellison was born July 4, 1922, in Evanston, Wyo., to Clinton and Luella Warburton Ellison. He married Ruth Neuschwander in Eugene on April 18, 1942.

He grew up in Eugene and lived most of his life in Lane County. He served in the Army during World War II, and with the Civilian Conservation Corps in Alaska. He worked as a millwright at Weyerhaeuser for many years before retiring in 1985. He also worked as a crop farmer in Creswell for 20 years and as a carpenter for several years.

He built the homes that he lived in, and his interests included gold panning and horseback riding. He enjoyed his grandchildren. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cottage Grove 2nd Ward.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Donna Welty of Pleasant Hill and Terry Hazelton and Barbara Ellison, both of Springfield; three sons, Robert of Aurora, Utah, David of Fillmore, Utah, and Bill of Springfield; two brothers, Norvil "Bob" Ellison of Eugene and Carl Mead of Canby; two sisters, Wilma Weston of Cottage Grove and Lucille Schoolcraft of Springfield; 20 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A son, Bobby, died previously.

Saturday's service will be at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cottage Grove 2nd Ward. Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Alvin Ingram

BELLFOUNTAIN - A memorial service will be held Dec. 28 for Alvin L. Ingram of Bellfountain, who died Dec. 21 of age-related causes. He was 76.

Ingram was born July 3, 1926, in Crow to Earl and Alta Wallace Ingram.

He grew up and attended schools at Ingram Island, east of Monroe. He served in the Army as a combat rifleman and was a part of the southern Philippines liberation campaign during World War II.

He worked in the logging industry and at Hall-Oaks Lumber in Bellfountain, until his retirement.

After retiring, he became an accomplished wood carver. His interests also included organic gardening, hunting, fishing, outdoor activities and working on projects around his home. His family will remember him as a generous and caring individual.

Survivors include two sons, Larry of Bellfountain and Raymond of Eugene; a brother, Lloyd of Corvallis; a sister, Melba Wilske of Eugene; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Saturday's service will be at 2 p.m. at Bellfountain Community Church. Private inurnment will be at Bellfountain Cemetery. McHenry Funeral Home in Corvallis is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Benton County Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Wesley Allen

SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be Dec. 26 for Wesley Ray Allen of Springfield, who died Dec. 20 of a brain tumor. He was 57.

Allen was born Feb. 6, 1945, in Eugene to Dannie and Eleanor Prine Allen. He married Rose Allen in Eugene on Feb. 12, 1965.

He attended Elmira High School and lived in Noti and Vaughn before settling in Springfield. He worked for International Paper from 1964 until 1984.

Allen was a member of the Springfield Eagles. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Rose; two daughters, Shelly Allen and Kristy Allen, both of Eugene; a son, Dannie of Veneta; a sister, Barbara Riley of Marysville, Wash.; and six grandchildren.

Thursday's service will be at 2 p.m. at West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene. Burial will follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to brain center research at the Neurosurgery Department of University Hospital in San Francisco.

Wayne Deurmyer

ALVADORE - A memorial service will be held Dec. 31 for Wayne Deurmyer of Alvadore, who died Dec. 20 of cancer. He was 82.

Deurmyer was born Sept. 26, 1920, in Lincoln, Neb., to Walter and Cecil McGonegal Deurmyer. He married Rozella Finto in Lubbock, Texas, on Aug. 26, 1944.

He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He moved to Lane County in 1946 and worked for J.H. Baxter for 37 years.

He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was an active member of Veneta Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Richard of Eugene and Ronald of Denver; three brothers, Jack of Escondido, Calif., Rich of Junction City and Bob of Indian Valley, Idaho; and two grandchildren. A son, Donald, died previously.

The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 31 at Veneta Church of Christ. Burial will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Memorial contributions may be made to Veneta Church of Christ.

Anna Coley

Anna Marie Coley of Eugene died Dec. 20 of cancer. She was 74.

She was born Oct. 7, 1928, in Miami, Okla., to Harry and Sybil Bradley. She was formerly married to Max B. Coley.

She worked as a saleswoman at J.C. Penney in Eugene for 20 years. She enjoyed fishing and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, Max of Eugene and Rick of Girdwood, Ark.; two daughters, Melinda Coley of Portland and Debbie Patton of Eugene; a brother, Pat Bradley of Miami, Okla.; and two grand- children.

No service is planned. Musgrove Family Mortuary of Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Anna Keller

COTTAGE GROVE - The funeral will be Dec. 27 for Anna M. Keller of Cottage Grove, who died Dec. 21 of age-related causes. She was 83.

Keller was born April 21, 1919, in Glen Ullin, N.D., to Michael and Barbara Eichoff Kronberger. She married Elmer Keller in Mandan, N.D., on Oct. 2, 1940. He died Jan. 9, 1996.

She lived and worked in Almont, N.D., before her marriage. She and her husband farmed for many years before moving to Cottage Grove 33 years ago.

She worked for Rocking Chair Nursing Home in the early 1970s and with Dresslers' Dairy Queen. She worked for the Coast Fork Nursing Center for many years before establishing her own adult foster care home.

She enjoyed sewing, stitchery and baking. She especially enjoyed visiting with her family and friends.

Survivors include a daughter, Marlene Keller of Cottage Grove; a son, Richard of Cottage Grove; three sisters, Rosemary Kobilansky and Ida Kronberger, both of Glen Ullin, and Barbara Orminston of Mandan; and a brother, John Kronberger of Almont.

An evening vigil service, followed by visitation, will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove. Friday's service will be at 2 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Burial will be at Fir Grove Cemetery in Cottage Grove.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

Fred Degarlais

COOS BAY - The funeral will be Dec. 27 for Fred "Fritz" Degarlais of Coos Bay, who died Dec. 20 of age-related causes. He was 99.

Degarlais was born Aug. 7, 1903, in Wagner, S.D., to Levi and Lida Montange Degarlais. He married Sylvia North in Hot Springs, S.D., on Aug. 9, 1930. She died previously.

He worked as a mechanic for Buckingham Trucking in Rapid City, S.D. He also worked as a farmer and service station attendant before moving in 1953 to Eugene, where he worked for Jackson Motors, Meadowland Dairy and Beatrice Foods before retiring in 1968.

He moved to Coos Bay in 1981. He was a mechanic who could fix almost anything. He enjoyed carpentry work, making furniture, fishing, hunting and making quilts. He was a member of Community Church of Christ in Myrtle Point.

Survivors include three sons, Fredrick "Levi," Richard "Roy" and Sandy, all of Myrtle Point; two daughters, Loretta Rodarmel of Oak Harbor, Wash., and Mary Ann Powell of Reno, Nev.; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Friday's funeral will be at 10 a.m. at Coos Bay Chapel. A graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene.

James Rieker

Services have been held for James H. Rieker of Centralia, Wash., formerly of Eugene, who died Dec. 15 of Alzheimer's disease. He was 73.

He was born Dec. 4, 1929, in Linton, N.D., to Herman and Martha Keller Rieker. He married Betty Louise Thomas in Yakima, Wash., on June 11, 1955.

He lived in Yakima between 1945 and 1969 and graduated from Yakima High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. He lived in Eugene from 1969 until earlier this year, when he moved to Centralia.

He worked as a buyer for Bi-Mart in Yakima and Eugene for 27 years. His interests included woodworking, crafts and traveling.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Terry of Loveland, Colo., and Perry of Centralia; a brother, Marlen of Yakima; four sisters, Kathleen Carter of Yakima, Betty Winn of Parma, Mich., Corrine O'Hara of Midwest City, Okla., and Arlene Dodd of McCall, Idaho; and seven grandchildren.

Burial was at Tohama Cemetery in Yakima. Keith & Keith Funeral Home of Yakima was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Edward Chatman

ELMIRA - Edward Roy Chatman of Elmira died Dec. 21 of emphysema. He was 74.

He was born Dec. 8, 1928, in Fresno, Calif., to Wilbur and Anna Aschenbrener Chatman.

He completed the ninth grade and was a World War II and Korean War veteran who served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1953. He was a crew member on the USS Bon Homme Richard aircraft carrier.

Chatman worked as an electrician and as a groundskeeper for the River Road Parks Department. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, model boats and his family.

He is survived by a brother, Robert of Christmas Valley; and three sisters, Mildred Casinger and Virginia Burns, both of Springfield, and June Ball of Veneta.

No service is planned. Lane Memorial Funeral Home of Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Jeffrey Holsinger

A memorial service will be held Dec. 26 for Jeffrey A. Holsinger of Eugene, who died Dec. 21 at the age of 34. His family chose not to list the cause of death.

Holsinger was born Nov. 11, 1968, in Springfield to Laurie and Joyce Giedd Holsinger.

He graduated from high school. He lived in Springfield and Palm Springs, Calif., before settling in Eugene.

He was an avid reader, and he enjoyed fishing, golfing, traveling and animals. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his mother of Springfield; his father and stepmother, Myrna Holsinger of Creswell; and his grandmother, Sophie Giedd of Springfield.

Thursday's service will be at 1 p.m. at Santa Clara Church of Christ. American Burial & Cremation Alternatives in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Willamette Family Treatment Services in Eugene.

Eunice Mischel

SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be Dec. 28 for Eunice Pauline Mischel of Springfield, who died Dec. 21 of kidney cancer. She was 84.

Mischel was born Oct. 15, 1918, in Richardton, N.D., to Markus and Barbara Heck Heil. She married William Mischel in Kensal, N.D., on May 21, 1938. He died June 12, 1964.

She moved to the Portland area during World War II. She worked for American Brush, making janitorial brushes for almost 40 years before her retirement at the age of 79.

She moved to Springfield in 1998. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, working crossword puzzles and playing shuffleboard.

Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Mischel of Dallas, Ore., and Yvonne Robinson of Missoula, Mont.; a son, Kenneth of Springfield; a sister, Eleanor Paczkowski of Kensal; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. Saturday's service will be at 11 a.m. at St. Alice Catholic Church in Springfield. Burial will be at Gethsemani Cemetery in Portland.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of McKenzie-Willamette Hospital.

Ann Minney

Ann Lucille Hart Minney of Casper, Wyo., formerly of Lane County, died Dec. 18 of age-related causes. She was 90.

She was born Sept. 12, 1912, near Eugene to John and Florence Hart. She married Art Minney in 1932 in Corvallis. He died previously.

The youngest of 11 children, she graduated from Santa Clara High School in 1931 and worked at a local general store.

Her husband's work with the Oregon Fish Commission took the couple from Vida to Oakridge, Foster, Alsea and the Cascade Locks hatcheries over a 40-year span. In each community, Minney was involved with 4-H, the PTA, Home Extension and other civic activities.

In 1972, they retired to a home on the McKenzie River.

She will be remembered for her baking, gardening and love of animals.

Survivors include two daughters, Gloria Minney and Kathy Andren of Casper; and three grandchildren.

Memorial Chapel Funeral Home & Crematory in Casper is in charge of arrangements. A service in Eugene will be held later.

Memorial contributions may be made to a local humane society or to the Alzheimer's Research Center, 4488 Forest Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108.

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