Walter J. Kahut

Sept. 30, 1925-July 8, 2013


Walter “Walt” Kahut, 87, died peacefully at an Oregon City Care Center on Monday, July 8.

Walt was born in Woodburn to Joseph and Clara Kahut. He attended local schools before being drafted in the Army in January 1944 at age SUBMITTED - Walter Kahut

During World War II, Walt was engaged in the Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns, where he served for two years. Walt was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Victory Medal, American Theater Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

After returning from the service, Walt married Mildred Fink June 7, 1947. He was employed by Clackamas County Public Works as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator. Walt worked for Clackamas County for 34 years before retiring.

Walt was an avid golfer enjoying many years at both Oregon City Golf Club and Willamette Valley Country Club.

Walt is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Tony, Arthur and Joe Kahut. He is survived by his wife of 66 years Mildred Kahut of Milwaukie, brother Edward Kahut of Woodburn, sister Clara Marie Klang of Gladstone and numerous nieces, nephews and longtime friends.

Funeral services were July 11 at Resurrection Catholic Parish in Tualatin. Final resting place is St. Luke’s Cemetery in Woodburn.

Dedie Tousseau

Dec. 21, 1934-July 16, 2013

Flora Dennise “Dedie” Tousseau, 78, passed away on July 16, 2013 in Kansas City, Kan. Born on Dec. 21,1934, in Los Angeles, she lived most of her life in California before moving to Oregon.

Dedie was married for 62 years to Donald Tousseau. He died on Jan. 25, SUBMITTED - Dedie Tousseau

She is survived by three children: Stephen (Pamela) Tousseau, David (Ginger) Tousseau and Dawn (John) Stucker. She is also survived by four siblings: Roberta Scott, Joanne (Mike) Delnick, Charles (Theresa) Hale Jr. and Wayne (Judy) Hale. She had seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Dedie was a homemaker, wallpaper hanger, gardener, crafter, quilter, seamstress and painter. She was a bowler, Little League parent and golf enthusiast. She had a fun-loving and adventuresome spirit, travelling with Don in their RV on many campouts and reunions. She fit perfectly in the Red Hat Society.

A memorial service will be held at Woodburn Christian Church, 126 Workman Drive, (where she and Don were members) on Aug. 17 at 11 a.m.

Dedie will be missed by all who knew her.

George Haight

Aug. 23, 1948-July 27, 2013

George Len Haight, 64, of Woodburn, died July 27, 2013.

He was born Aug. 23, 1948, in Baker to Clinton and Isabell “Billie” (Melville) Haight and graduated from Baker High School in 1966. Subsequently, George graduated from the school of journalism at the University of Oregon in SUBMITTED - George Haight

While at the University of Oregon, George met his wife, Toni Smith. They were married in Eugene on Aug. 29, 1970.

After graduation George served on the staff of the Oregon House of Representatives under three speakers, followed by serving on the national staff of a presidential campaign.

George most recently was a real estate broker with Hallmark Properties, finish a real estate career beginning in Woodburn in 1968.

George enjoyed politics, was an avid hiker of many Oregon and Washington trails and loved trips with Toni on the back roads of Oregon.

In addition to his wife, George is survived by his brother James of Medford and niece Deidre of Canada.

At his request, there will be only private services. Memorial contributions would be welcome at Woodburn Dial-A-Ride and Legacy Hospice Services – McMinnville.

Marjorie Hagenauer

Dec. 29, 1923-July 27, 2013

Marjorie Hagenauer, 89, of Woodburn, died peacefully in her sleep on July 27, 2013.

A rosary was held at the Cornwell Colonial Chapel in Woodburn, on Aug. 1 at 6 p.m., with visitation from 1 to 5 p.m.

Funeral service was held at St. Luke Catholic Church in Woodburn on Aug. 2 at 11 a.m. with Father Coleman officiating. A brief reception followed in the church social hall, prior to graveside services at Belcrest Memorial Park in Salem at 2 p.m. Simon-Cornwell Colonial Chapel has handled all of the SUBMITTED - Marjorie Hagenauer

Marjorie was born in Woodburn to Otto and Margaret Miller on Dec. 29, 1923. She was one of six children, with two sisters and three brothers who remained close while still living independent lives.

She enjoyed cooking, spending time with her family and helping at her church. While she also worked outside the home, much of her life was devoted to raising her four sons.

She is preceded in death by her parents (Otto and Margaret), Leo Miller (her first husband), Ray Hagenauer (her second husband) and two brothers, Dennis and Tom Miller.

Marjorie is survived by her four sons from her first marriage: Ron, Mike, Pat and Scott Miller; her brother Alan Miller and her two sisters Dorothy “Dot” Scarborough and Betty Moye. She was also the proud grandmother of eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

While she will be missed, her positive mental attitude and caring heart will still be remembered by those she touched.

Donald Hagenauer

Jan. 23, 1928-July 29, 2013

Donald Lawrence Hagenauer, of Woodburn, died at the age of 85 on July 29, 2013.

Donald was born Jan. 23, 1928 in Mount Angel to Conrad and Lena (Schulthaber) Hagenauer.

Donald worked as an mechanic while serving in the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Postal SUBMITTED - Donald Hagenauer

Donald married Agnes Helen Krupicka July 12, 1952, in Woodburn. He served as a volunteer with the Woodburn Fire District for 30 years. He also served on the Woodburn City Council. Donald was a member of Elks, Eagles and Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed fishing, clamming, hunting, camping and farm mechanics.

Donald is survived by his spouse, Agnes, of Woodburn; children Dale of Salem, Ronald of Monitor, Mark of Mount Angel, Dennis of Woodburn, Debra Murray of Stayton, Karen Hagenauer of Woodburn, Pamela Webster of Woodburn and Donna Hostetler of Canby; sister Eileen Leavy of Wilsonville; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister and one granddaughter.

Rosary was held July 31 at Simon-Cornwell Colonial Chapel-Woodburn. Funeral Mass was held Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church in Woodburn. There was a concluding interment service at St. Luke Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements by Simon-Cornwell Colonial Chapel.

Jim Gowdy

Jan. 6, 1933-July 29, 2013

James H. “Jim” Gowdy, 80, of Woodburn, passed away peacefully in his sleep July 29, 2013, in his home with family by his side.

Jim was born in Bend to James Steele and Lena E. Gowdy on Jan. 6, 1933.

He was raised in Silver Lake with his older sister, Theta G., an extended family of double cousins and cousins, his own filly “Isit” and German shepherd “Laska”; life was good.

Jim entered the armed services and served in the Navy with the Seabees as a draftsman, cartographer and illustrator.

Jim went off to Oregon State University after service to study engineering and perhaps influence the image of the “Fighting Beaver” should you recognize a similarity to the fighting Seabees mascot of the same period.

Jim spent his career as an engineer working for the F. G. “Gib” Lamb family building the Lamb-Weston Corporation into international prominence in the frozen French fry industry.

Jim retired and spent the last 35 years of his life in the Willamette Valley with his beloved Sonja, who passed away just 10 short days prior to Jim.

Jim lived an amazing life surrounded by many friends and family. He was truly one of a kind and will be greatly missed!

We love you Dad.

Arrangements by Simon-Cornwell Colonial Chapel.

Jerry Lutz

May 1, 1930-July 31, 2013

Jerome “Jerry” Peter Lutz of Woodburn died at the age of 83 on July 31, SUBMITTED - Jerry Lutz

Jerry was born May 1, 1930, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Floyd and Mildred (Kapple) Lutz.

Jerry was a manager and trainer for Century 21 Real Estate.

Jerry is survived by his wife Lois, daughter Lynda (Ben) Brisson, son Larry (Lizbeth), brother Tom, five grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

A memorial service was held Sunday, Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church in Woodburn.

Private interment at Willamette National Cemetery.

Arrangements by Simon-Cornwell Colonial Chapel.

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