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Corvallis Oregon Funeral Home, Cremation, Burial & Funeral Planning

David M. Ware – Corvallis, OR

David Middleton Ware

August 9, 1941 – October 27, 2017

Corvallis, Oregon

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 11:00am at Grace Bible Fellowship in Tangent, Oregon. 

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

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Thomas Metz – Stayton, OR

Thomas Arthur Metz

November 15, 1944 – May 27, 2016

Stayton, Oregon

Tom was a happy man who lived a happy life. He and his beautiful wife Joan spent 35 wonderful years growing their love for one another and for God. Tom had many passions in his life. He was a state wrestling and football champion at the high school level as well as at the college level. Tom attended Southern Oregon University, but wasn’t afraid to let you know he was a Duck fan. Tom also had a deep passion for Ham Radio and would spend hours out in his Ham shack just meeting people from around the world and talking to them over the radio.  He would come running into the kitchen with a big smile on his face because he couldn’t wait to tell us who he just spoke to and what country they were from. Tom truly love his friends, but most of all, he loved his family. Being the devoted father and grandfather he was, when Tom and Joan had finished raising their own children, God gave them the blessing of adopting their grandson, now son, Cole Smith. They raised him and their granddaughter, Paige Smith and enjoyed every minute of it because as Tom said, “you kept us from getting old”. Family was so important to Tom. Nothing would make him happier than visits from his brother, his kids, grandkids, and even great grandkids. One of his favorite moments was talking with his brother, Ted Metz. They would talk of fond memories they shared about family, friends, and everything else that came to mind. Those two could talk for hours and never run out of things to say. Not only did Tom love when family would visit, he had an adventurous side of his own. He loved to road trip with his wife Joan and their dogs, Jessie and Tucker. Although it was never said, Jessie was his favorite. On their last adventure, they drove from Oregon to Colorado, visiting their son, Tim Smith, and daughter-in-law, Robyn Smith, and granddaughter, Tawny Gates. After visiting, they continued their journey to Kansas to visit Joan’s side of the family and proceeded to head back home.  Tom would practically fill up the memory card on his phone and camera with pictures of every new view they saw, every beautiful sunset, and every cool sign they passed. He lived his life with a smile and truly loved every moment.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Foothills Church in Stayton.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Richard Johnston – Salem, OR

Richard Fendall Johnston

October 28, 1936 – March 9, 2016

Salem, Oregon

In honor of Richard’s request, no services will be held.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

GORDON D. BOLTON – Corvallis, OR

Gordon Dennis Bolton

October 6, 1921 – January 30, 2016

Corvallis, Oregon

Per his request, no services will be held.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

JOHN W. WEYERS – Corvallis, OR

John William Weyers

September 16, 1924 – January 17, 2016

Corvallis, Oregon

John William Weyers, 91, passed away quietly at Regency Park of Corvallis, Oregon on Sunday, January 17, 2016.

Born September 16, 1924 in Page, North Dakota, he lived in Michigan, New York, and California before retiring from NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California, then moving to Corvallis, Oregon.

John was a US Navy veteran serving in WWII on the USS Bremerton heavy cruiser, and as an Ensign aboard the refloated USS Pennsylvania battleship. Selected for OCS as he attended the University of Michigan and graduated in 1947 with a degree in civil, mechanical, and industrial engineering. John lettered on the UofM football team as well as shotput and long jump. He furthered his education at Syracuse University, earning a Masters in Business Administration. 

While he attended UofM he fell in love with Frances Jean Gates, a physical education major, and they were married on August 25, 1946, happily married for 69 years. He is also survived by Mary Anthony, sister, Alvira Weyers, sister-in-law, sons; David, Stephen, J. Michael, and Richard Weyers, daughter; Heidi Gottfried, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

An informal family memorial was held on January 17, 2016 at the home of Heidi and Jeff Gottfried, with all five surviving children in attendance.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 2650 NW Highland Dr.  in Corvallis, Oregon.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.


Lester David Wallace

February 20, 1930 – January 17, 2016

Show Low, Arizona


Viewing was on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Weddle Funeral Chapel. Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Weddle Funeral Chapel.

Interment at Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton.

No obituary submitted.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Geneva M. Handsaker – Aumsville, OR

Scan0002Geneva Mae Handsaker

December 20, 1921 – December 8, 2015

Aumsville, Oregon


Graveside Service to be held on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Lone Oak Cemetery. Full obituary to follow.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

Theresa D. Klopfenstein – Scio, OR.

10474661_967766943269652_930643372010798855_nTheresa D. Klopfenstein

September 11, 1957 – October 2, 2015

Scio, Oregon

Theresa Klopfenstein, of Scio, Oregon, passed away on Oct. 2, 2015 in Salem, Oregon, at the age of 58. She was born Theresa Diane DeHart Sept. 11, 1957, in Puyallup, Washington, to Buster and LaFern DeHart.

Theresa graduated from Silverton High School and attended OSU and a veterinary trade school in Seattle. Some of her first jobs were as a waitress at Two Grandmas in Silverton and a salesperson at Sears. She began working for the State of Oregon in 1987. She has worked in the Department of Motor Vehicles, Fairview Training Center, Oregon State Police, Oregon Military Department and Joint Force Headquarters Family Programs. She was well known for her positive, upbeat attitude and her ability to make her coworkers laugh. Her professionalism and expertise garnered her a Meritorious Service Medal and an Exceptional Service Medal for her support of the 2003 wildfire season. Theresa was most proud of her “Certified Payroll Professional” certification that she earned in 2008. Theresa was proud of the fact that her father-in-law Howard Klopfenstien had retired from the military department in 1987 and that she could carry on the family name there.

Her greatest joy was to spend quality time with her family. She also was very fond of her horses, and being a part of horse drill teams and taking road trips. Theresa was part of the Cascade Sweethearts, Rodeo Bandits, American Thunder and was an active member of the 40 Something Cowgirls, Oregon Equestrian Trails, and the Back Country Horseman. Theresa was the northwest distributor of Pounds, a horse supplement and was very active in all of the local horse events. In addition to the horses she loved to ride the motorcycle with Duane and the Albany Oregon motorcycle group.

Theresa was preceded in death by her father Buster, survivors include her husband, Duane, whom she married Aug. 26, 1978 in Salem; mother, LaFern DeHart; daughter, Rene’ Breedlove; brothers and sisters, Tommy and David DeHart, Melanie Land and Ellen Archer; grandchildren, Courtney and Grant.

Funeral service for Theresa will be held at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 3295 Ladd Ave NE in Salem on October 17, 2015, at 2:00. Internment and reception following service.

Memorial contributions can be made to the JFHQ Family Programs or the National Guard scholarship program.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.


Perry John Coyle

July 2, 1961 – September 28, 2015

Corvallis, Oregon

Perry was born in Milwaukie, Oregon on July 2, 1961.  He passed away in Corvallis on September 28th.  He was 54.  The son of Curtis and Elodee Coyle.  John had his own landscaping business, P. Coyle Care Service in Corvallis.  He enjoyed hunting, horseback riding and spending time in the outdoors.  He is survived by his companion of many years, Shelly Keating; sons, Perry “P.J.” Bradford and James Bradford; daughter, Tiffany Bradford; and numerous grandchildren.  Services will be in Corvallis at a later date.  Interment will be private.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

EDWARD H. NASH – Stayton, OR

Edward Hull Nash

August 28, 1926 – June 14, 2015

Stayton, Oregon

Memorial Service to be held on June 27, 2015 at 11AM at Oak Lawn Memorial Park in Corvallis, Oregon.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, Oregon


Aumsville, Oregon Resident

Linda G. Clough, 65, of Aumsville, OR, died April 15, 2014. Linda was born November 30, 1948 in Corvallis, OR to Norman Humphrey and Mary Jane Key Humphrey.  Linda enjoyed collecting Angel Babies, cooking, and spending time with her family.     Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Major Clough; daughters Zoe Clough of Ansonia, OH and Rozina Clough of Pleasant Hill, OR; sons Chad Clough of Pendleton, OR and Kevin Clough of Aumsville, OR; sister Julie Brockman of Sublimity, OR; brother Les Humphrey of Albany, OR; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, three brothers and an infant son.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


November 17, 1935 – January 14, 2014

 John was born and raised in Portland, Oregon.  He attended Holy Redeemer Catholic Grade School and graduated from  Columbia Prep High School.  He enlisted in the Navy shortly after and was assigned to the U.S.S. Lexington.  He obtained the rank of Hospital Medical Corpsman 2nd Class.  Returning to Portland after being honorably discharged in 1957, he met and married Mary O’Connor in 1960.  They moved to Corvallis in 1962 where John worked for Payless Drug Store as the manager of Sporting Goods for 17 years.  He then went to work for the City of Salem Parks Department as the Head Gardener and retired in 1997.  In his spare time he found great joy in fishing, gardening and travel.  He will be greatly missed by his wife, Mary with whom he celebrated 53 years of marriage, daughter; Theresa Beers, son; Brian Carskadon, 6 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and his brother, Richard.  Memorial Mass at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Sublimity and Inurnment at Willamette National Cemetery is pending.  Contributions: Serenity Hospice. 

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.



Mielke, George




Nov. 3, 1923   †   Oct. 13, 2013



George Mielke, 89, of Albany died Sunday, Oct. 13th at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis.  George was born in Bellingham, WA to George and Gweneth (Davis) Mielke.  They moved to Stayton, OR where he attended all 12 years of school.  He was very athletic earning 11 out of 12 Letters in sports.  He attended University of Oregon and enlisted in the Army.  He served in WWII.  He fought in the Battle of the Bulge.  George earned the rank of Captain of the Paratroopers in the Airbornne Division.  He made 18 jumps, one in Germany.  He earned two Purple Hearts and one Bronze Star.  He also attended Officer Candidate school.  George married Henrietta Lyons in 1946.  They raised their family in Albany.  He retired from Wah Chang after 31 years of service.  George was preceded in death by his loving wife, Henrietta, and brother, Charles.  He is survived by his daughters Carolyn Boyd and Patricia Herman both of Albany; grandchildren, Lisa Dumdi and Chris (Cari) Boyd; great grandchildren, Cody, Brayden, Kealy and Kavan; brother, Richard.  He was a loving husband and father.  Funeral services will be held on Sat. Oct. 19th at 1:00 pm at Weddle Funeral Chapel, Stayton.  Vault interment following with military honors at Fox Valley Cemetery, Lyons.





Lebanon American Legion Post #51

US ARMY HONOR GUARD- Folding/Presentation of flag

PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS –  Escort and flag line

LEBANON AMERICAN LEGION POST #51 – 21 gun salute firing detail


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.




December 19, 1933 – August 8, 2013
Scio, Oregon

Carol Gwinn Haugerud, 79, passed away at her home in Scio, OR, of leukemia
after living with cancer for many years. She was born and raised in Omak, WA
where her father, Mac, developed a variety of local businesses including the
local gas station and her mother Ursul, cared for the home. She attended school
and graduated from Omak High School in 1951. She remained lifelong friends with
many of her childhood classmates. She continued her education at Whitman
College in Walla Walla WA where she received her BA in Social Sciences in 1955.
While at Whitman she met her future husband Carl Haugerud. Immediately
following graduation, she taught third grade at Gregory Heights Grade School in
Burien, WA. In 1956 she married Carl Haugerud, and they were married for 57
years. They moved to Salem shortly after their marriage where Carl worked for
the State of Oregon and Carol focused on raising their family. In 1971, they
moved to a farm near Scio, OR.

Carol embraced the additional activities that living on a farm entailed
including driving tractor, managing rouging crews, and overseeing business
matters. Carl deeply appreciated her business skills as they tested various
crops including brassica seeds, alfalfa, corn, oats, and recently flax. He also
appreciated her tenacious spirit and problem solving ability: regularly he
would call out in passing, “Come get me in the field”, and she had to
figure out which field he was talking about.

Throughout her life Carol emphasized the value of education and personal
growth. Some of her interests included reading, gardening, rug hooking,
spinning, and her family’s genealogy. She was involved with her community
through many organizations including Women for Agriculture, Scio and
Linn-Benton County Planning Commissions, and the Friends of the Scio Public
Library. She also participated in the “Save the Covered Bridges”
campaign. She enjoyed the company of many friends and was a 60 year Kappa Kappa
Gamma Alum and delighted in her weekly bridge foursome. She was an active
investment club member for over 30 years. Carol was a dedicated mother, wife,
and business partner on the farm. Her sensibility, knowledge and joy in being
with a broad diversity of people to share common interests and to encourage new
friendships, will be missed by all.

Carol is survived by her husband Carl, sons Nicholas Haugerud of Colfax, WA,
Erik Haugerud of Corvallis, OR and daughter Heidi Tyler, of Huntsville, AL. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Leukemia Research at OSHU Foundation,
1121 S.W. Salmon St., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97205 or the Friends of the Scio
Public Library, P.O. Box 283, Scio, OR 97374. Please join us to celebrate her
life on August 24th at 3:00 p.m. at the Scio ZCBJ Hall.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


November 12, 1949 – April 16, 2013

Bradley was born in Corvallis, Oregon.  He was passionate about fishing and became a highly skilled fly fisherman.  He traveled the world and found great adventure in Peru, Nepal and Costa Rica where he dreamed of starting his own fishing resort.  He graced the front cover of one issue of Field and Stream showing his prize catch.  He returned home to Oregon to live near family.  He was a loving father, son and brother.  He will always be loved by his children; Alissa Alexander, Alex Alexander, mother; Bernice Wirowek, sister; Pam Getty, nephew; Kurt Ditzler, niece, Michelle Ditzler, former wife and friend; May Alexander, friends; Polly, Hattie, Johnathan, Neil, Al, Scott & Vick, Dennis, David, Cesar & Kathy.   Contributions can be made in his name to the Willamette Humane Society in Salem.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


July 30, 1950 – January 30, 2013
Aumsville, Oregon Resident

Ryan was born in Salem, OR to Andrew and Hazel Bishop.  He grew up on the family’s farm outside Aumsville.  Ryan attended Cascade High School where he was very active in FFA earning his American Farmer Degree.  After graduating he went on to Oregon State University where in 1972 he received his Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Economics.  While in college he was active in the Farmhouse Fraternity and became a volunteer firefighter for the Corvallis Fire District.  In 1973 he married Claudia Grossnicklaus whom he met while attending OSU.  Together they went on to raise their three children Jason, Kristin and Brandon on the family farm.  Ryan followed in his father’s footsteps operating the family farm where he raised crops for various companies including Norpac Foods.  While farming was his career, his passion was serving as a volunteer firefighter.  Ryan joined the Aumsville Rural Fire Department in 1972.  He rose through the ranks and eventually became a Division Chief.  Ryan was very active in his over 40 years of service to the department.  Ryan was also active in the community serving on several boards and committees including Turner Elementary School Board, Cascade FFA Advisory Board, and Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District among other’s.  Ryan is survived by his wife Claudia, sons; Jason and Brandon (Sarah) of Aumsville, daughter Kristin of McMinnville, and three grandchildren; Travis, Matthew and Taylor.  Services for Ryan will be held 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at the Aumsville Fire Station with a reception to follow.  Contributions may be made in his honor to the Aumsville Fire District or the Cascade FFA Chapter.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.


 October 13, 1970 – November 2, 2012

Jon is survived by his brother Seth Kalin, sister Karen Kalin, mother Sandra Kalin and father Harry Kalin.  Jon also is survived by Elizabeth Gossman his fiancé’, his bio-dad Jon Pullen and Aunt Lyn Pullen-Schmidt.

Jon was a warm and caring person who enjoyed cooking, gardening, camping and anything to do with the arts.  He spent his work life in a variety of occupations, his favorite being a seasonal woodland firefighter.  He spent many years fighting fires throughout Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.  In the off season he worked as a cook in a variety of popular Oregon restaurants in Corvallis and Portland.  Most recently he worked as a commercial and industrial painter at Shields Painting Company in Portland.

A gathering to Celebrate Jon’s life is planned for November 23rd at the Canby Grand Central Station in Canby, Oregon.  Family and friends are encouraged to come and share memories of Jon from 3:00 – 6:00 pm.

The family is requesting that people wishing to remember Jon in a special way make a contribution to:  Cascadia Behavioral Health Services

(Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has served over 15,000 low-income Oregonians in the past year. They have helped people recover from mental illness, addiction, health problems and homelessness.)

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.

CARL BROWN – Sublimity OR.

Carl Brown(1927 – 2012)

Carl W. Brown
May 31, 1927 – June 16, 2012
Sublimity, Oregon

Carl Ward Brown, 85, of Sublimity, died Saturday, June 16.

Carl was born to Owen and Ethel Brown in La Veta Colorado, May 31, 1927. He graduated from La Veta High School in 1945, served in the US Navy during and after World War II, received his bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University in 1950, and his master’s degree in biology from Oregon State University in 1960.

He was a dedicated high school teacher and coach, influencing the lives of countless young people throughout his career, and retiring from Corvallis High School.

He was an avid gardener with prized roses and dahlias. A Dodger fan since Brooklyn, he continued to follow collegiate sports. Carl was passionate about ecology and was involved in many local projects to protect the environment.

He was a voracious reader and lifelong learner who worked tirelessly at personal growth to the very end of his life. He was an exceptional husband, father, grandfather, friend, and citizen, who will be missed by all who knew him.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Jean Duzenack, of La Veta, Colorado. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Shirley L. Brown; his sister, Barbara Bridges, of La Veta, Colorado; and his three children: David Brown (Rocky), of Pagosa Springs, Colorado; Susan Stanfield (Tom), of Seattle, Washington; and Dennis Brown, of Eugene. He is also survived by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

An informal service for family and friends will be held at the Marian Estates Chapel in Sublimity, Saturday, June 23, at 1:00 PM. A reception will follow at Maurice’s Bistro. A separate service will be held in La Veta, Colorado, at a later date to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Oregon Wild.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.

Marjorie Mary (Ashby) Dickson

Marjorie Mary (Ashby) Dickson, age 91,  born in Shaw, Oregon to Wayne and Lena Ashby, passed away on April 17, 2012.   She had been battling cancer, defying the odds by surviving much longer than expected, and stayed positive and cheerful into her final days.

Marjorie was raised in Lebanon, Oregon, where her father was a car and insurance salesman.  Her mother was a seamstress.   After graduating from Lebanon High School, she attended college at the Oregon College of Education (WOU) where she met her husband, Adrian (A.J.) Dickson.   They were married in 1945 at Camp Adair.   Marjorie taught at Dallas and in Corvallis at Harding Elementary School.   After a brief time in Junction City, they moved to Stayton in 1954, where she taught at Mehama Elementary for 27 years.

Marjorie attended Saint. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salem.  She loved flowers, books, angels, her grandchildren, and playing the piano.   She was very generous and charitable, giving donations without anyone knowing that she had been the donor.

She is survived by her husband, Adrian J. Dickson (Stayton, OR), daughter, Nancy Campbell (Hillsboro, OR) son, Richard Dickson (Lebanon, OR) and daughter-in-law Tammy Dickson.  Her grandchildren include Jamie Kerr (San Juan Capistrano, CA) Brittany Dickson (Christmas Valley, OR) and Aaron Dickson (Lebanon, OR)

A Celebration of Life will take place on April 29 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the Stayton Community Center in Stayton, OR.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.



Steve Ulin
August 13 1972 – December 7, 2011

Aumsville, Oregon Resident

William Stephen Ulin Jr. was born in Corvallis, OR on August 13, 1972 to Bill and Sherry (Pellett) Ulin.  He died tragically on December 7, 2011.   A graduate of Santiam High School in Mill City, he went to work for Young & Morgan Truck Shop and soon after followed his father’s footsteps into the logging industry at XL Timber.  He lastly was employed as a Foreman for Kodiak Pacific Construction Co.   He loved to work and play, excelling at both.  His sense of humor was unequaled..  His ability to make children laugh made children love him too.  As his son Jestin’s basketball team coach he enjoyed teaching the kids to play and have fun.  Steve was a wonderful son, brother, a great father, uncle and friend to many.  Steve loved his family completely.   He was preceded in death by his Grandma Peg, Grandpa Joe, Grandma Lucy and Grandpa Don Pellett, Uncle Jack Mitchell and a cousin Ron Ulin.  He will be deeply missed by his Ulin Grandparents, Parents, Brother; Jim Bob, sister, Tami Lowery, Sister in law; Sarah, his ex-wife Gloria and their two children Alyssa and Jestin Ulin, nieces and nephew; Samone, Savannah, Sydney Ulin, Chloe Lowery, Reece Lowery plus numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends.  Steve will be remembered and missed forever.  Memorial Service will be Friday, December 16, 2011 at 11:00 A.M.  Weddle Funeral Chapel, Stayton.   Private interment at Aumsville Cemetery.


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.

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