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Jerry "Chaddy" Ray Kruesi

June 22, 1929 - April 14, 2011

U.S. Veteran

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, April 21, at Lewis Cemetery in Foster.

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Jerry Ray ‘Chaddy’ Kruesi, 81, of Brownsville passed away Thursday. He was born in Monticello, Wisconsin to Herman and Lena (Rothlisburger) Kruesi.

He was known to most as “Chaddy.” He worked as a machinist in California until 1966 when he moved his family to Brownsville, Oregon. Chaddy then worked in the woods as a logger before going to work at Champion International. He retired when Champion closed its operation in Lebanon. Chaddy enjoyed raising cattle and farming during his retirement years.

He is survived by: his children, Joann Daniels and husband John, Steve Kruesi and wife Becky, Carolyn Raschein and husband Randy, and Jerry Kruesi and wife Amy; oldest sister, Meta Bidwell; eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Chaddy was preceded in death by his wife, Nila M. (Clark) Kruesi, and grandson, Chad M. Daniels.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, April 21, at Lewis Cemetery in Foster.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.