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John A LaViolette
March 26, 1926 May 31, 2009


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. 


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