The Woodburn Independent - Obituaries

SUBMITTED - Walt Frederiks
April 26, 2017

Walter J. Frederiks

by Woodburn Independent
November 18, 1943 - March 18, 2017 - Walt was born November 18, 1943, to Evert and Elisabeth Frederiks in Voorst, The Netherlands.
SUBMITTED - Melvin Burck
April 26, 2017

Melvin Wallace Burck

by Woodburn Independent
May 24, 1931 - April 19, 2017 - Melvin Wallace Burck (Wally), 85, died peacefully at home April 19, 2017.
SUBMITTED - John Stegen
April 19, 2017

John Oliver Stegen

by Woodburn Independent
December 24, 1934 - April 1, 2017 - John Stegen was born Dec. 24, 1934, in Shelby, Montana. He passed away on Saturday, April 1st at his residence in Mt. Angel.


COURTESY PHOTO - Nathan Ruff
April 19, 2017

Nathan Day Ruff

by Woodburn Independent
September 22, 1958 - November 11, 2016 - Nathan (Day) Ruff was born on Sept. 22, 1958, and passed on Nov. 11, 2016.
SUBMITTED - Richard LaVerne Berkey
April 12, 2017

Richard LaVerne Berkey

by Woodburn Independent
August 5, 1929 - March 25, 2017 - Richard was a carpenter who was active in the Mennonite Church.
SUBMITTED - Dick Steele
April 05, 2017

Richard L. 'Dick' Steele

by Woodburn Independent
January 27, 1923 - March 25, 2017 - Richard was born January 27, 1923, in Smith Center, Kansas, to Robert and Mattie (Rice) Steele.
April 05, 2017

Theresa 'Teddy' Ruiz Seaton

by Woodburn Independent
October 11, 1927 - March 30, 2017 - Theresa 'Teddy' Ruiz Seaton passed away March 30, 2017 at the Providence Benedictine Nursing Center in Mount Angel.
SUBMITTED - Joe Bronec
April 05, 2017

Joseph 'Joe' Edward Bronec

by Woodburn Independent
March 9, 1935 - March 27, 2017 - Joe died peacefully at home surrounded by loving family.
SUBMITTED - Andrew 'Smurf' Ramon
April 05, 2017

Andrew Christopher Ramon

by Woodburn Independent
April 9, 1984 - November 28, 2016 - Andrew Christopher Ramon (Smurf), was born in Salem, Ore. and he was raised in Gervais.
COURTESY PHOTO - Myrna Cowley
March 22, 2017

Myrna Kay Cowley

by Woodburn Independent
December 1, 1948 - March 10, 2017 - Myrna passed peacefully at home with her family on Friday, March 10, 2017.

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COURTESY PHOTO - Jean Emch
Mar 22, 2017

Dorothy 'Jean' Emch

by Woodburn Independent
May 21, 1930 - March 3, 2017 - Jean Emch of Molalla, Ore. passed away peacefully with family by her side on Fri., March 3, 2017.
SUBMITTED - Edmund Francis Kamealoha Hung Yee Lum
Mar 15, 2017

Edmund Francis Kamealoha Hung Yee Lum

by Woodburn Independent
July 31, 1938 - March 6, 2017 - Edmund Francis Kamealoha Hung Yee Lum, 78, passed away in Woodburn, Oregon, on March 6, 2017.
SUBMITTED - Stella Beyer
Mar 08, 2017

Stella Marion Beyer

by Woodburn Independent
July 22, 1928 - February 26, 2017 -- Stella Beyer, of Mt Angel, Oregon, was born to Andrew and Margaret Dummer in New Ulm, Minnesota on July 22, 1928.
SUBMITTED - Genevieve Jones
Mar 01, 2017

Genevieve Maxine Jones

by Woodburn Independent
July 29, 1920 - February 18, 2017 - Genevieve Maxine Jones completed her life's journey on Feb. 18 at Canterbury Inn in Longview, WA. She was 96.
SUBMITTED - Agnes Hagenauer
Mar 01, 2017

Agnes Helen (Krupicka) Hagenauer

by Woodburn Independent
September 2, 1933 - February 17, 2017 - Agnes Helen (Krupicka) Hagenauer passed away peacefully at her home on Feb. 17.
SUBMITTED - Evelyn Christensen
Mar 01, 2017

Evelyn Irene Christensen

by Woodburn Independent
December 15, 1937 - February 8, 2017 - Evelyn Irene Christensen passed away Feb. 8, 2017, in Parker, Colorado.
Mar 01, 2017

Paula J. Hamilton

by Woodburn Independent
March 27, 1958 - February 17, 2017 - Paula Hamilton, formerly of Woodburn, passed away peacefully in her sleep of complications from the flu and diabetes.
SUBMITTED - Darlene Stafney
Feb 22, 2017

Darlene Marie Stafney

by Woodburn Independent
March 27, 1934 - February 13, 2017 -- Darlene 'Dunny' Marie Stafney, a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend died at age 82 on February 13, 2017.
SUBMITTED - Edward Wayne Schnee
Feb 22, 2017

Edward Wayne Schnee

by Woodburn Independent
February 5, 1946 - February 5, 2017 -- Edward Wayne Schnee, 71, passed away on his birthday, February 5, 2017.
SUBMITTED - Ursel Livingston
Feb 22, 2017

Ursel L. Livingston

by Woodburn Independent
October 26, 1915 - January 22, 2017 -- Ursel L. Livingston, 101, died on Jan. 22, 2017 at Silver Creek Senior Living in Woodburn.