Stayton - Born in
Portis, Kansas, the youngest of 11 children, to Jessie (Creamer)
Killinger and George M. Killinger. At age three, his
family loaded up a truck and headed to Oregon for 'greener
pastures' where they settled in the Aumsville area and began
farming. Larry atteded Aumsville Schools, and
graduated in 1950. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the
U.S.S. Estes, observed atomic tests, and was a Korean War
Frances Swanson in August 1956. They reared three
children. They farmed over 22 years in the Aumsville and
Stayton area growing pole beans, corn, and berry crops.
Divorced in 1981, he later moved to Stayton and united with
surviving companion, Anita Wolf, for more than 25 years.
Larry enjoyed gardening, woodworking, visiting with friends and
family, and a good card game of Pitch. After farming, he
ran a sawn care service for several years. Special loves
included; old cars, antiques, and playing the guitar,
particularly his steel.
brothers, Jack Killinger of Portland and Ralph Killinger of
Bancroft, Idaho; sister, Blanche Wallace of Salem; sons, Martin
Killinger and his wife, RaeDonna, of Aumsville, Gregory
Killinger and his wife, Lisa, of Craig, Alaska; daughter, Karla
Kliewer and husband, Charles, of Salem; grandson, Chase
White; and granddaughter, Kalani Kliewer.
Funeral Services were
held Friday, May 1, at 9:00 a.m. at Weddle Funeral Chapel in
Stayton. Interment was 12:00 p.m. at Willamette National
Cemetery, Portland. Potluck and celebration of life
followed near Aumsville. donations may be made to the
American Cancer Society or Veterans of America. Arrangements by Weddle