Obituaries


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James "Jim" Anthony Mehn

January 9, 2021

James “Jim” Anthony Mehn, age 86, of Lebanon/Sweet Home passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 9, after a lengthy battle with leukemia and Alzheimer’s disease. Jim was born June 12, 1934 in Duquesne, Pennsylvania to Nicholas and Agnes (Del...

Jill LeVern Namitz (Osborn)

January 9, 2021

Jill LeVern Namitz, 76, of Sweet Home passed away Saturday, January 9th, after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Littlefork, Minnesota to Vernon Leroy and Alice Marie (Olsen) Osborn. She moved to Sweet Home as a little girl and graduated...

Thomas Ray Lee

January 8, 2021

Thomas Ray Lee, 75, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Friday, January 8, 2021. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements....

Nola Greenwood (Yakel)

January 7, 2021

Nola Greenwood, 99, of Salem, Oregon, formerly of Sweet Home, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021. She was born in Rantoul, Illinois to Louis and Eula (Sheppard) Yakel. She lived in Illinois, Nebraska, Indiana, Connecticut, Arizona, California, Jap...

Christopher Anthony Ortiz

January 7, 2021

Christopher Anthony Ortiz, 68, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements....

Kirk Hugh McLoren

January 4, 2021

Kirk Hugh McLoren, 75, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Monday, January 4, 2021. He was born in Staffordshire, England to American Staff Sergeant Kirk McLoren and Dorothy (Millward) Lehner. Kirk's father was lost in action in England. Kirk and h...

Donna Smoyer (Redmond)

January 4, 2021

Donna Smoyer, 81, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Monday, January 4, 2021. It is with great sadness that Donna’s family announces her passing. She was born in Corvallis to Jefferson Thomas and Pauline Ellen (Carter) Redmond. She was raised in L...

Diana Martil Jeppsen

January 2, 2021

Diana Martil Jeppsen, 68, of Lebanon, Oregon passed away Saturday, January 2, 2021. She was born in Lebanon to Guy and Viola Martil (Phillips) Jeppsen. She grew up and lived in Sweet Home for several years before she moved to Lebanon in 2003. Dia...

Lyle Dean Murray

January 2, 2021

Lyle Dean Murray, 84, of Foster, Oregon passed away Saturday at his home. He was born in Foster to Walter Lynn and Edith Anola (Yost) Murray. He married his High School Sweetheart, Nancy Brown Ferebee. They were married 65 years. In his early mar...

James Leroy Banta

January 1, 2021

James Leroy Banta, 79, of Halsey, Oregon passed away Friday, January 1, 2021. He was born in Lebanon to Maurine (Blackburn) and Leroy Percy Banta. Jim grew up in Crawfordsville and has been a longtime resident of Halsey. He was an avid hunter and...

Wilbert Carl Johnson

December 29, 2020

Wilbert Carl Johnson, 84, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020. He was born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma to Carl Wilbert and Cleo (Morris) Johnson. He lived in Corvallis from 1985 until 1990 when he moved to Albany. In 1997, he set...

Rex Eugene Kropf

December 28, 2020

Rex Eugene Kropf, 78, of Brownsville, Oregon passed away Monday. Rex was born June 3, 1942 in Eugene to John Paul and Blanche Maxine (Esch) Kropf. His siblings Darlene, Elton, Gary and Sharon completed the Kropf family. He married Marilyn Stutzma...

Wanda Alene Mulholland (Smedley)

December 28, 2020

Wanda Alene Mulholland, 87, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Monday, December 28, 2020. She was born in Vandervoort, Arkansas to Mark and Altha (Cook) Smedley. She lived in Sweet Home for over 70 years. After retiring, she would winter in Mesa, ...

Rodney Lee Callister

December 26, 2020

Rodney Lee Callister, 76, of Lebanon, Oregon passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements....

Douglas Hinkley Tuller

December 25, 2020

Douglas Hinkley Tuller, 87, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Friday, December 25, 2020. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements....

Bonnie Jean Johnsen

December 23, 2020

Bonnie Jean Johnsen, 81, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements....

Carol Ann McAfee

December 23, 2020

Carol Ann McAfee, 82, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements....

Edward O. Miller

December 21, 2020

Edward O. Miller, 79, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Monday, December 21, 2020. He was born in Columbia, Missouri to Kerman Orley and Martha E. (Martin) Miller. Edward married Elda Mae Standeford on November 26, 1980 in Eugene. He worked as a ...

Kenneth Wayne Gregory

December 19, 2020

Ken’s story begins on June 14, 1939 near the orange groves of Redlands California. Shortly after he was born, his father Carl and wife Gladys moved their family of nine children to a modest farm in Holley Oregon. As the youngest of nine children...

Berdina Ann Emmert (Balzer)

December 18, 2020

Berdina Ann Emmert, 92, of Albany, Oregon passed away Friday, December 18, 2020. She was born on June 10, 1928 in Mountain Lake, Minnesota to Lydia (Deckert) and Peter W. Balzer. She became a Christian in high school and was baptized at the Delft Men...

Bernt-Yngve Birger Nicklasson

December 18, 2020

Bernt-Yngve Birger Nicklasson, 84, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Friday, December 18, 2020. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements....

Kenneth Leslie Noah

December 17, 2020

Kenneth Leslie Noah, 89, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Thursday, December 17, 2020. He was born in Powers, Oregon to Robert Kenneth and Marie N. (Frye) Noah. Kenneth graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1950. He loved sports, especially fo...

Darold Eber Bolin

December 12, 2020

Darold Eber Bolin, 87, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Saturday, December 12, 2020. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements....

Elizabeth Mae Currier

December 12, 2020

Elizabeth Mae Currier, 93, of Albany, Oregon passed away Saturday, December 12, 2020. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements....

Linda Lee Murphy (Godell)

December 11, 2020

Linda Lee Murphy, 73, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Friday, December 11, 2020. She was born in Sweet Home to Vern Richard and Mildred “Midge” Ila (Stewart) Godell. Linda was raised in Sweet Home. She married and raised her children there ...