Aumsville – Ervin (Shorty),
87, died Sunday in Shaw at his beloved care home. He was born in
Renville County, North Dakota. Ervin spent his youth in Mt.
Vernon, WA. He learned to drive everything from tractors to log
trucks. Later he became a linotype operator and worked at
several newspapers on the west coast. He then built and ran a
large alfalfa farm in George, WA. After retiring from the farm,
he moved to Aumsville where he worked as a supervisor for Tom
Doran Construction until he was 80 years old.
Ervin loved talking
with people and never met a stranger, he loved to work, and he
loved kids. He was very loving to his wife, whom he cared for in
her last years. Ervin served in the US Army during World War II.
His wife Elsie preceded him in death in 1989.
Ervin is survived by
his dog: Oscar; Children: Patrick, Richard, Bill and Benjamin
Cline, Hazel Andrews, Dolly Strausbaugh, Donna Goodfell, Harold
and Frances Lyons, Sharon Woodward, and Linda, Tom, Nona and Ida
Doran. 25 – grandchildren and 34 – Great-grandchildren. His
daughter Dora preceded him in death.
Graveside service will
be Saturday, April 11, 2009 at 3:00 PM at Lone Oak Cemetery in
Stayton. Contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children
Hospital. Serving the family North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.