March 26, 1926 – May 31,
Portland – John, 83,
died Sunday in Portland. He was born in Belcourt, North Dakota,
where he grew up. Moved to the Portland/Vancouver area, then
moved to Salem where he worked as a truck driver for 25 years
and raised his children. After retirement John moved back to
North Dakota and became a member of the Moose Lodge. In 2006 he
moved back to the Portland area.
John married Marilyn
Graftaas on January 5, 1948. He served in the US Navy during
WWII. John is survived by his daughters: Barbara Tokerud of San
Jose, California, Linda Buren of Salem, and Sharon Chloupek of
Scio; Son: John W. LaViolette of Greenville, Michigan. Sisters:
Irene Bushman, Mabel Addington, and Marie Flores all of
Portland. 6 – Grandchildren and 3- great-granchildren. He was
preceded in death by his son Gary LaViolette.
There will be no
services at his request. Serving the family North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.