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Norman Christensen

Norman Rostgaard "Norm" Christensen, of Eugene, died Oct. 11 of pneumonia. He was 85. No service is planned.

Christensen was born July 10, 1922, in Sleepy Eye, Minn., to Paul and Christine Christiansen Christensen. He married Lillian Kjeldgaard on May 26, 1945, in Gilfillan, Minn.

He served in the Air Force from 1942 to 1945 at Ladd Field in Fairbanks.

His education included high school and engine school. He worked for 15 years at the J.H. Baxter pole yard and later as an auto mechanic and in landscaping.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Sandra Zimmer of Eugene; and two granddaughters.

Contributions to macular degeneration research. Arrangements by Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield.

Juanita "Neat" Harper

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Lane Memorial Funeral Home for Juanita Edith "Neat" Harper of Eugene, who died Oct. 12 from complications of Alzheimer's disease. She was 84.

Harper was born April 30, 1923, in Alva, Okla., to Chestley and Minnie Elder Applebee. She married Charles Harper on Jan. 12, 1939, in Alva. He died Sept. 29, 1998.

She was a seamstress for Catalina Swimsuits and a homemaker.

Survivors include a son, Charles Harper Jr. of La Mirada, Calif.; two daughters, Charlene Kreutzer of Kearney, Neb., and Adora Rouillier of Murieta, Calif.; two sisters: Ada Daily and Deloris Applebee, both of Eugene; a brother, Jay Applebee of Eugene; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Contributions to Sacred Heart Hospice or Alzheimer's Association.

Dio "Bud" Rader

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield for Dio Elois "Bud" Rader of Eugene, who died Oct. 10 of lung cancer. He was 92.

Rader was born June 28, 1915, in Columbus, Kan., to Charles and Nettie Capron Haley. He was adopted by Glen and Nettie Rader in 1927. He married Lois Henderer Sept. 21, 1947, in Anlauf.

He graduated from high school and served in the Army from 1945 to 1946 as a rifleman. He worked as a mechanic, specializing in Mercedes Benz, and as a carpenter and flying instructor.

Survivors include his wife; two sons: Gary of Portland and Dio Jr. "Buddy" of Wadowee, Ala.; a daughter, Gail Reddell of Modesto, Calif.; a sister, Wanda Beal; 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

Private burial will be at Comstock Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to Hospice of Sacred Heart. Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield.

Dorothy "Duffy" Van Allen

A celebration of life will be planned later for Dorothy "Duffy" Van Allen of Eugene, who died Oct. 7 of age-related causes. She was 89.

Van Allen was born Sept. 14, 1918, in Moscow, Idaho, to Clare and Dorothy Gibson Wright. She married and later divorced.

She attended the College of William and Mary and worked as a bookseller and collector.

Survivors include four sons: Douglas of Portland, Bruce of Santa Cruz, Calif., Zeph of Eugene and Phil of Pasadena, Calif.; a sister, Winifred Heron of Aptos, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield.

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