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Mary L. Hiaasen (Ziemke)

January 28, 1933 - February 13, 2011

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Mary Louise Hiaasen, 78, passed away Sunday at Twin Oaks Rehabilitation in Sweet Home. She was born in Thayer, Nebraska to Otto Gustav and Sadie (Vorderstrasse) Ziemke.

Mary moved to Philomath as a child and graduated from high school there. She then moved to Redmond and Prineville. She married Oscar in 1954, and they moved to Eugene in 1960. In 1972, they moved to Sweet Home. For the last 22 years, Mary and Oscar spent every winter in Mexico.

Mary enjoyed her kids, fishing, hunting, camping, and traveling in the U.S. and Mexico. She also loved her dog, Patches.

Mary is survived by: her husband, Oscar of Sweet Home; sons, Doug (and Dawn) of Springfield, David (and Chris) of Sweet Home, and Donald (and Gena) of Eugene; sisters, Gretchen Linke of Vancouver, Washington and Pauline Vorderstrasse of West Linn; brother, Fred Ziemke of Port Orford, Washington; 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Jones.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.