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Kenneth Werner Sr.

Kenneth Clair Werner Sr. of Eugene died Feb. 8 of age-related causes. He was 87.

Werner was born March 11, 1916, in Marcola. He married Marjorie Ellen Smith in Reedsport on Oct. 7, 1949.

He was a lifetime resident of this area and graduated from Marcola High School. He worked in the lumber industry and retired from Seneca Sawmill as a superintendent. His interests included yardwork, golf and traveling abroad.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Kenneth Jr. of Roseburg and Harold "Pete" of Boise; two daughters, Cherie Fuller of Eugene and Janet Williams of Battle Ground, Wash.; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Two sons, Lowell and Steven, died previously.

At his request, no service is planned. West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Franssen

A memorial service will be held Feb. 13 for Robert A. "Bob" Franssen of Eugene, who died Feb. 5 of age-related causes. He was 90.

Franssen was born Aug. 9, 1913, in St. Libory, Neb., to William and Rose Roepker Franssen. He married Clarice Crowe Randle in Vancouver, Wash., in 1954.

He lived in Nebraska and Chicago before settling in this area in 1937. He served in the Army during World War II.

He worked primarily as a general contractor specializing in insurance claims. He also owned a restaurant in the 1940s, worked in mills and was employed as a commercial fisherman.

He was a past member of an Elks Lodge. He also belonged to the National Rifle Association and was an active member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Eugene.

He enjoyed fishing, gardening and spending many winters in Arizona. He also enjoyed working in his shop and will be remembered as being very inventive. He especially enjoyed the ocean and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife; a son, James of Salem; two daughters, Jeanne Garst of Milwaukie and Coralee Baker of Eugene; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Friday's service, with a reception to follow, will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church in Eugene. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter Catholic Church in Eugene.

Rulon Facer

HARRISBURG - A memorial service will be held Feb. 11 for Rulon Lester "Les" Facer of Harrisburg, who died Feb. 8 of age-related causes. He was 82.

Facer was born April 18, 1921, in Smithfield, Utah, to Lester and Rosabel Bingham Facer. He married Mabel Hughes in Yerington, Nev., on Aug. 15, 1942.

He served in the Army in the European Theater during World War II. After the war, he worked on construction projects in the Las Vegas area, including Hoover Dam. He and his wife moved to Eugene in 1948, and he worked as a superintendent on many highway bridge projects throughout Oregon and Northern California. He also worked as a superintendent on the Washington-Jefferson Street Bridge in Eugene before retiring in 1981. He was a 50-year member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.

He was a life member of the U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7384 and a past charter member of the Coburg Lions Club. He was also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Eugene 2nd Ward.

He enjoyed deer hunting, gardening and fishing for trout and salmon. After retiring, he also enjoyed traveling with his wife in their motor home and he was a past president of the Oregon Trail Chapter of the Family Motor Coach Association.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Rex of Harrisburg; three brothers, Conrad of Washington, Utah, Wilford of Salt Lake City and Wade of Logan, Utah; three sisters, Rosalyn Hansen and Carolyn Brown, both of Salem, and Barbara Wimmer of Logan; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A son, Melvin, died in 1986.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, Feb. 10, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Wednesday's service will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3132 River Road, in Eugene. Burial will be at the Smithfield Cemetery in Utah.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the the U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7384.

Robert Nelson

A memorial service will be held Feb. 13 for Robert H. Nelson of Eugene, who died Feb. 5 of cancer. He was 83.

Nelson was born Dec. 13, 1920, in East Wenatchee, Wash., to Ole and Olive Bell Nelson. He married Nettie Sampair in Seattle on Dec. 15, 1951.

He received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Washington.

He served in the Army Air Corps as a photographer. He lived in Seattle from 1951 until 1955, when he settled in this area and co-founded an aerial photography company, Western Aerial Contractors Corp.

He was a member of a Masonic Lodge. His interests included rock hounding, and he belonged to the Eugene Gem & Mineral Club. He enjoyed making jewelry and rock spheres.

He also enjoyed photography and playing cribbage.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Janet Johnson and Margaret Hyland, both of Eugene; two sons, Brian Nelson of Eugene and Herbert Pallant of Salem; and 10 grandchildren.

Friday's service, with a potluck to follow, will be held at 1 p.m at Trinity United Methodist Church in Eugene. Entombment will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Thelma Corcoran

COTTAGE GROVE - A memorial Mass will be held Feb. 13 for Thelma Corcoran of Cottage Grove, who died Feb. 7 of age-related causes. She was 87.

Corcoran was born, the first of 10 daughters, on Oct. 20, 1916, in Youngstown, Ohio, to John and Elizabeth Gonda. She married her high school sweetheart, Patrick Corcoran, in Youngstown on Oct. 20, 1938. He died Aug. 8, 1993.

She graduated from Ursuline High School in Youngstown in 1934 and attended business college for two years.

She worked as a clerk in a German prisoner of war camp at Fort Stanton, N.M., during World War II.

She and her husband lived in Roswell, N.M., for 50 years, where she worked as a bookkeeper at Angell and Markl Insurance Agency. She also did bookkeeping work for her parish, St. Peter Catholic Church.

She settled in Eugene in 1993 and enjoyed playing bridge and word and computer games. She especially enjoyed trading Jeopardy guesses with her daughter-in-law's mother.

Survivors include a son, Tony of Cottage Grove; and one grandchild.

Friday's service will be held at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Cottage Grove. Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove is in charge of arrangements.

News obituaries are printed as space allows. The News Department will accept information on its standard obituary forms submitted through funeral homes or by the deceased's immediate family. Information is available at 485-1234, Ext. 5534.
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