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Funeral & Cremation Guide

Raymond Pietrok

Raymond Andrew Pietrok

November 30, 1935 –  January 21, 2018

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents and brother Harry. He is survived by his wife Elsie, children Jodena (Darin) Knutson and Matthew (Alicia) Pietrok; siblings Rose Rush, Harold (Alyce) Pietrok, Molly (Leland) Hartmann, and Wilma (Elmer) Goodwin; grandchildren Luke, Madelynn, Violet, Cora, Alan, Mandy, Bryanna, Sean, Andrew, Kaelyn, Abbie, and 2 Great-Grandchildren.

SERVICES will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton, Oregon.

 Father Luan will be officiating the ROSARY at 10:00 a.m. and the MEMORIAL MASS at 10:30 a.m.

A reception will follow the service, and after the reception the RITE OF COMMITTAL is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery

Memorial Contributions to

Doernbecker Cleft Palate Research Fund

Make checks in Memory of Raymond to

DB Foundation

1121 SW Salmon St Suite 100

Portland 97205

Jannette Sullivan – Keizer, OR

Jannette ‘Jan’ Lucille (Noble) Sullivan

August 24, 1939 – January 23, 2018

Keizer, Oregon

Jannette(Jan) Sullivan, in the comfort of her family, and after a short story (read by her great-granddaughter Isabell) passed away on the evening of January 23, 2018. Jan was born on August 24, 1939, to Verna and Bill Noble, in Ainsworth, Nebraska.

As a child Jan enjoyed spending time with her twin sister and best friend Janice Yerby. Together they allowed the rest of the world to enjoy their witty sense of humor of trading places and their enviable bond of closeness.

In junior high and high school Jan enjoyed playing the drums for the school band. On September 22, 1956, in Boise, Idaho, Jannette married her high school sweetheart, Dennis Sullivan. Together, they loved and raised seven children and one very special niece: Nancy Davies (Rick), Peggy Whelden, Mary Harrold (Dan), Pat Sullivan (Dory), Karon Stanek (Stan), Sharon Price (David) Jeff Sullivan and Pam Milner (Mike). While raising her children she was active in various school duties and church activities. Jan also worked at Montgomery Wards as a sales associate for over 20 years. Later in life, Jan loved fishing, (especially the Siletz Bay area), traveling, going for long drives, spending time with family, talking with her sister Janice, assisting others, and listening to/participating in live music. Jan especially enjoyed holiday gatherings with friends and family.

Jan is the proud grandmother of 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild Nalah. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and siblings Darrell Lehman, Don Noble, and Paul Lehman.

Mom’s love and compassion for others will be greatly missed by those who knew her.

Viewing will be held on Friday, January 26 from 2 – 7 p.m. at Weddle Funeral Chapel, 1777 N. 3rd Ave. Stayton, Oregon 97383

Service plan:

Saturday, January 27th

Rosary –         10:30   St. Edwards, Keizer

Mass –            11:00   St. Edwards, Keizer

Reception following service at St. Edwards

Graveside       2:30     St. Mary’s, Cemetery, Stayton, Oregon

Mathew J. Rahberger – Salem, OR

Mathew James Rahberger

October 26, 1979 – December 28, 2017

Salem, Oregon

Services to be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Tim Gladwill – Lyons, OR

Timothy Dale Gladwill

August 11, 1969 – December 24, 2017

Lyons, Oregon

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 12-4 p.m. at the Santiam Grange Hall in Lyons.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Renate Hill – Aumsville, OR

Renate Barbara Hill

August 1, 1948 – December 14, 2017

Aumsville, Oregon

Renate was born in Hardheim, Germany to Wilhelm and Maria Leiblein. She married Richard Hill and together they raised three children. Renate worked as a retail clerk for 30 years. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Renate is survived by her sons Mark and Matt, daughter Stephanie, six grandchildren, and her sisters Brigitte and Ursula.

A memorial mass will be held on Wednesday, December 20 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shaw.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

William “Bill” Phillip Huber – Salem, Oregon

William “Bill” Phillip Huber

July 21, 1937-October 18, 2017

Salem, Oregon

No services planned at this time.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services..

Ima “Remedy” Leona Duerksen – Salem, Oregon

Ima “Remedy” Leona Duerksen

October 19, 1935 – October 12, 2017

Salem, Oregon


Family to hold a private celebration of life.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Jerold C. McGuffin – Lebanon, OR

Jerold Clifford McGuffin

October 12, 1929 – September 24, 2017

Lebanon, Oregon

Jerold Clifford McGuffin was born on October 12, 1929 in Willamina, Oregon, the second son of John and Iva McGuffin. He lived there in a community surrounded by relatives until around the age of ten. During that time, he had a paper route several miles long across gravel roads, quite an adventure for such a young guy. Somewhere in this time, the family moved to the farm at North Santiam. Jerold’s work ethic continued to mature, as he began cleaning the school he attended when he was twelve years old. As he got a little older, he started working for a nearby farmer, eventually leasing land from him and farming for himself, raising pole beans. It was there that he met Colleen Hopson, and they soon married, producing five wonderful children. Eventually, Jerold switched from farming to working in mills, first in plywood then in sawmills. He owned a gas station for a while, but was too soft-hearted to make money at it, so Colleen convinced him to give that up. In the late seventies, they purchased a farm at Scio. His love of the land was finally satisfied. But for those who assisted him during haying time… wow! Jerold always had (very) used equipment, so if the baler wasn’t breaking down or throwing oil, it was the rake or the tractor! (But mostly it was the baler.) In later years Jerold accepted the Lord as his Savior. He passed away peacefully in his sleep in the evening of September 24th, 2017. Jerold is survived by five children, (in order of appearance, not importance), Lynnette Taylor of Portland, Clifford McGuffin and wife Susan of Silverton, Darcy McGuffin of Alsea, Shannon Martin of Lacomb, and Michael McGuffin of Mill City; seven grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and one on the way. He was preceded in death by his wife, Colleen. Memorial services for Jerold Clifford McGuffin have been scheduled for Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Stayton Christian Church. 

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Brenda S. Carmen – Salem, OR

Brenda Sue Carmen

March 2, 1949 – September 23, 2017

Salem, Oregon

Brenda Sue (Erwin) Carmen was born on March 2, 1949 in Bakersfield, CA.   The daughter of Mitchell and Bessie Erwin.  She passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on Saturday, September 23rd.  She was 68 years of age.  Brenda traveled in her younger years but made Salem her home for the last 50 years.  She had worked as a C.N.A. and for medical transport.  Her goal was to provide loving care for the elderly.  She enjoyed puzzles, history, politics and being a grandmother, Zelda, casinos, crocheting and watching FOX news.  Brenda was a proud grandmother and loved her grandchildren more than anything in the world.  She was honest and had strong opinions about most things in life.

She was preceded in death by her parents, beloved sisters, Dottie, Joanne and Stella.  She is survived by her children, Joe Erwin, John Hayward, Jeffery Hayward, Jessie Vasquez and Nonnie Gore; brothers and sisters, Carter, David, Mitch, Marlene, Darlene, John, Frank and Pearl; grandchildren, Cayden Vasquez, Hadlee Vasquez, Jessalyn Vasquez, Joe Austin Ramirez, Amelia Angst, Zayleigh Emerson.  Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 29th at 1:00 pm at Weddle Funeral Chapel.  Funeral Service will follow at 2:00 pm also at Weddle Funeral Chapel. Graveside will follow at Lone Oak Cemetery, Stayton.   Arrangements by Weddle Funeral Services. Online condolences to



Maria  Reyes

November 17, 1931 – September 15, 2017

Turner, Oregon


Maria (Mary) Reyes was born in Colorado City, Texas to Marcelino and Ernestina (Silva) Hernandez.

  She was the eldest and longest living of 12 children. She was preceded in death by one son, Tony Reyes in 1993.

 She and husband, Felix Reyes of 56 years, raised nine children. They have 22 grand children, 34 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandson.
Rosary will be Wednesday 6:00 PM at The Immaculate Conception church and  funeral service on Thursday at 11:00 AM.

Internment will be at St. Mary’s Catholic cemetery Stayton, Oregon.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Maria Reyes

Maria Reyes
11-17-1931 – 9-15-2017
Maria (Mary) Reyes was born in Colorado City, Texas to Marcelino and Ernestina (Silva) Hernandez.  She was the eldest and longest living of 12 children.

She was preceded in death by one son, Tony Reyes in 1993.
She and husband, Felix Reyes of 56 years, raised nine children.

They have 22 grand children, 34 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandson.

Rosary will be Wednesday 6:00 PM at The Immaculate Conception church and  funeral service on Thursday at 11:00 AM. Internment will be at

St. Mary’s Catholic cemetery Stayton, Oregon.

Wayne W. Gilbert Sr. – Aumsville, OR

Wayne William Gilbert Sr.

October 28, 1928 – September 9, 2017

Aumsville, Oregon

Wayne was born in Carstairs, Alberta, Canada to William and Nellie May Gilbert. The family moved to Aumsville in 1941. Wayne graduated from Aumsville High School in 1946 and attended 1 year at Oregon College of Education (WOU). He married Patricia Tallmon on June 18, 1948, and together they raised two children. Wayne worked at the local cannery during WWII and as a substitute rural mail carrier from 1952 to 1954, but spent most of his life farming. After he retired from farming in 1993, he devoted his time to the Lone Oak Cemetery until 2016. Wayne was involved with the Grange, Masons, Eastern Star, Oddfellows, Rebekahs, and Shriners. He was also a member of the United Methodist Church in Stayton as well as the local cannery, now Norpac. He enjoyed farming, reading, yardwork, sports, and most of all his family.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife Patricia; his son Wayne William Gilbert Jr; son-in-law David Paul Walczyk; and siblings Claude William Gilbert, Marion May Steele, and Irene Mattie Gilbert. He is survived by his daughter Sandra Elaine Walczyk; grandchildren Jason Donavan Gilbert, Jessica (Kevin Parker)Deanne Gilbert, Andrea (Ken) Elaine Naumann, and Alexander (Kate) Wayne Walczyk; and great-grandchildren Lola and William Naumann, and Cheyenne Allmond.

Graveside service on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton. 

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Eileen D. Whaley – Lyons, Oregon

Eileen D. Whaley

August 2, 1939 – September 5, 2017

Lyons, Oregon

A visitation is scheduled for Friday, September 8, 2017 from 1-4pm at Weddle Funeral Services. A memorial services will be held at 2pm on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Weddle Funeral Services.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Orville E. Speer – Lyons, OR

Orville Earl Speer

December 10, 1932 – August 31, 2017

Lyons – Orville Earl Speer was born on December 10, 1932 in Newberg, Oregon. He was the eighth of twelve children born to John E. and Bessie (Olson) Speer. He has resided in Lyons, OR for more than 50 years. He attended Cascade High School and served in the United States Army.

In 1959, he married Jean Luke and they had three children, Dawn, Laura, and John. Orville and Jean recently celebrated their 58th anniversary.

In 1995, after 34 years, he retired from Frank Lumber Company. He loved to work in the garden and watch old movies on TV.

He is survived by his wife Jean, daughters Dawn Kinzel (Chuck), Laura Christensen (Jon), his son John, nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three sisters, two brothers, and numerous beloved in-laws, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law Heidi Polly Speer and his great-grandson Benjamin Christensen.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 1-4 pm at the Stayton Community Center, 400 W Virginia St, Stayton, OR 97383.

Orville loved growing flowers. His family and friends are welcome to bring flowers from their backyard to the celebration or make a memorial donation to Oregon Public Broadcasting at or by mail OPB, 7140 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97219.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.


Jim Leroy Mack – Salem, Oregon

Jim Leroy Mack

December 25, 1961 – August 22, 2017

Salem, Oregon

Family to hold a memorial service at 1pm on Sunday August 27, 2017 at Pioneer Park in Stayton.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Clydia “Punkin” Emmerson – Salem, OR

Clydia Ruth (Punkin) Emmerson (Storey)
June 5, 1941- August 14, 2017

Punkin passed away Monday night surrounded by her loving family. Clydia Storey was born June 5, 1941, in Salem, OR to Clyde and Goldie Storey of Idahna, OR. She was the first of 6 children to the family. Punkin grew up in Idahna and attended school in Detroit. She started school in old Detroit, and finished up her school career in new Detroit. During her Senior year, she met the love of her life, LeRoy (Tex) Emmerson, they were married July 6th, 1959 in Vancouver, WA. During their marriage they enjoyed a full life, between kids, grandkids and great-grandchildren there was never a dull moment. Punkin enjoyed cooking for her family, especially her potato salad, painting ceramic Santa’s, jigsaw puzzles, and numerous sewing and crochet projects for the family over the years.Punkin worked at LaVelle’s in Amity for many years. When the family decided to move to Texas, Punkin continued to sew at a shop in Andrews, TX. The family eventually moved back to Oregon. Punkin then decided to work for herself making custom draperies and reupholster furniture. Punkin is proceeded in death by her loving husband, Tex Emmerson, a grandson, and a brother and sister. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Ronda and Tim Pierce of Keizer, OR; son Bobby Emmerson of Salem, OR; 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; Sister Nancy Storey of Salem, OR; Brother Frank Storey of Stayton, OR; Brother Stephen Storey of Salem, OR; Sister-in-law Louise Linville of Mapleton, OR. As well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 3:00PM at Weddle Funeral Chapel, Stayton.


James Frederick Hayward – Aumsville, Oregon

James Frederick Hayward

May 3, 1927 – August 4, 2017

Aumsville, Oregon

No services to be held per family’s request.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

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