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Chris Walnum

August 22, 1951 - February 3, 2014

A private family service was held.

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Chris Walnum, 62, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Monday, February 3, 2014. He was born in Mansfield, Ohio to Joyce (Hettinger) and Loren Walnum.

Chris moved to California at the age of five and grew up there. In 1987, he married Sylvia McKinney and they moved to Sweet Home.

He loved the outdoors, spending time with his family fishing and camping. He enjoyed searching for arrowheads and artifacts.

Chris is survived by: his wife Sylvia; daughters Danielle Walnum of Sweet Home, Michelle Montiel of California; son Enrique Hurrle Walnum; mother Joyce Ritterbush of Sweet Home; brother Terry Walnum; sisters Penny Brown, Tammy Coleman, Kim O’Dea; step brother Skip Ritterbush; step sister Susan Hillyer; and many aunts, uncles, and ten grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by: his father-in-law Harry McKinney; brother Randy Walnum; and step father Frank Ritterbush.

A private family service was held.
Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.