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Thomas Haggin

The funeral was held Jan. 22 for Thomas Levi Haggin of Pickens, S.C., formerly of Eugene, who died Jan. 18 of smoke inhalation from a house fire. He was 4.

He was born March 24, 1998, in Pickens to Anthony "Tony" Haggin and Sally Harris.

He lived in Eugene in 2000. He attended pre-school, and he enjoyed heavy-equipment toys.

Survivors include a brother, Scott of Georgia; and four sisters, Kristy, Kerri and Kate Hoxit, all of Rosman, N.C., and Toni of Georgia.

Burial was at Harris Cemetery in Jackson County, N.C. Moody-Connolly Funeral Home & Chapel in Brevard, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

Anthony Haggin

The funeral was held Jan. 22 for Anthony "Tony" Haggin of Pickens, S.C., formerly of Eugene, who died Jan. 18 of smoke inhalation from a house fire. He was 41.

Haggin was born June 28, 1961, in Eugene to Gordon and Wanda Dukiel Haggin.

He lived in this area for 30 years and graduated from Elmira High School. He worked as a heavy-equipment operator.

He enjoyed NASCAR racing, boating, music and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his father of Eugene; a brother, James of Shelton, Wash.; three sisters, Diane Blazer and Chris Rosage, both of Eugene, and Candace Bray of Bend. His domestic partner of six years, Martha Covington, and a son, Thomas, also died as a result of the house fire.

Burial was at Harris Cemetery in Jackson County, N.C. Moody-Connolly Funeral Home & Chapel in Brevard, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

Susie Olsen

ROSEBURG - A private family service will be held for Susie A. Olsen of Roseburg, formerly of Eugene, who died Jan. 19 of age-related causes. She was 86.

Olsen was born Sept. 6, 1916, in Santa Rosa, Calif., to Joseph and Susanne Gibbons Bertino. She married Fred Olsen in Carson City, Nev., in 1961. He died in 1979.

She graduated from Santa Rosa High School.

She was a homemaker, and she enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing and gardening. She lived in this area for 40 years and was a member of the Salvation Army Home League.

Survivors include three daughters, Harriette Cox of Grants Pass, Charmaine Casebolt of Roseburg and Suellen Cooper of Port Orchard, Wash.; a son, Kenneth Ames of Vallejo, Calif.; two brothers, Donald Bertino of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Ted Sanders of San Jose, Calif.; two sisters, Jenette Rousseau of Santa Rosa and Joan Helmke of New Braunfels, Texas; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

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

LeRoy Klemm

A memorial service will be held March 8 for LeRoy H. Klemm of Eugene, who died Jan. 21 of cancer. He was 83.

Klemm was born July 31, 1919, in Maple Park, Ill., to Henry and Anna Reines Klemm.

In 1941, he received a bachelor's degree in chemistry at the University of Illinois, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He earned a master's degree in chemistry in 1943 and a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1945, both at the University of Michigan.

He married Christine Jones in Texas City, Texas, on Dec. 27, 1945. She died Oct. 10, 1999.

Klemm was a postdoctoral fellow at Ohio State University in 1946, and taught at Harvard and Indiana universities before beginning his career at the University of Oregon in 1952. He celebrated his 50th anniversary with the UO on Sept. 26, 2002.

In addition to teaching, Klemm supervised and trained students and published 175 scholarly papers. Following his semi-retirement in 1985 and his official retirement in 1990, he published 35 papers and continued an active research program in heterocyclic organic chemistry.

Klemm was instrumental in establishing the UO undergraduate research program in organic chemistry and made significant research contributions. He was assistant dean of the UO College of Arts & Sciences in 1960-1962 and 1968-1969, and associate dean of the graduate school in 1960-1962.

He was a Guggenheim Research Fellow in 1958, a NATO and Fulbright-Hayes research grantee in 1972 and a recipient of an Australian government grant in 1979 and 1986.

From 1964 to 2003, Klemm was a Fellow of the American Academy of Sciences. He also was a member of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry from 1971 to 2003.

His interests included singing, hiking and working on the family cabin along the McKenzie River. He belonged to the Obsidians, the Nature Conservancy and the Sierra Club.

Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Klemm of Washington, D.C.; a son, Richard of Naperville, Ill.; and two grandchildren. A daughter, Ann Klemm, died in 2002.

The March 8 service will be held at 2 p.m. in the Knight Library Browsing Room. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the LeRoy H. Klemm Seminar and Undergraduate Research Fund in Chemistry, to the Nature Conservancy, to the Sierra Club, to the Obsidians or to Oregon Health Sciences University.

Scott Kolar

A memorial service will be held Jan. 25 for Scott H. Kolar of Eugene, who died Jan. 21 of a heart condition. He was 57.

Kolar was born Nov. 10, 1945, in Oak Park, Ill., to Frank and Ruth Houston Kolar. He married Cheryl McMasters in Oak Park on June 26, 1971. She died May 5, 1999.

He received a bachelor's degree in Germany. His interests included Native American history, and he enjoyed raising his family. He lived in this area for 30 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Christine Kolar of Eugene; and two brothers, Edward of Glen Ellyn, Ill., and John of Texas.

Saturday's service will be held at 1 p.m. at the Christian Missionary & Alliance Church in Eugene. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Donna Kadrmas

A memorial service will be held Jan. 25 for Donna Naomi Kadrmas of Eugene, who died Jan. 22 of complications from a lung transplant. She was 63.

Kadrmas was born Aug. 4, 1939, in Chiloquin to Arvil and Beryl Smith Lawson. She married Larry Kadrmas in Eugene on Sept. 30, 1983.

She graduated from Klamath Falls High School and lived in Sacramento, Calif., until 1982, when she moved to Eugene. She worked in the medical transcription field for various doctors for 25 years.

She was born with a hereditary lung disease and underwent a double lung transplant in 1994. Her family will remember how she never let her health problems limit her zest for life, beauty and adventure.

She enjoyed traveling to new places and warm climates. She especially enjoyed attending children's ball games.

Survivors include her husband; her mother of Klamath Falls; a son, Russ Morgan of Eugene; a daughter, Janet France of Montana; and four grandchildren. A daughter, Sharon Lamb, died previously.

Saturday's service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Eugene. The graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. at West Lawn Memorial Park in Eugene. West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association and/or to St. Mary Catholic Church in Eugene.

Brett Walter

A memorial service will be held Jan. 25 for Brett D. Walter of Eugene, who died Jan. 20 at the age of 28. His family chose not to list the cause of death.

Walter was born Nov. 28, 1974, in Arlington Heights, Ill., to Peter and Joanne Folkers Walter.

He attended the University of Kansas. He lived in Lawrence, Kan., and Eureka, Calif., before moving to Eugene in 1998.

He enjoyed fishing, camping, hiking, sports and motor races.

Survivors include his parents of South Barrington, Ill.; and his grandfather, Art Folkers of Rock Falls, Ill.

Saturday's service will be held at 11 a.m. at Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to a nature fund or to a charity of choice.

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