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Florence Benedict Beitel
August 23, 1914 - February 14, 2010

STAYTON - Florence (Squeak) Beitel, 95, died Sunday, February 14, in Stayton. Florence was born in Humphrey, Neb. to Alois and Cecilia Beitel and came to Oregon in 1915 when he was 1 year old. He grew up on their Coon Hollow Road farm in Stayton and attended St. Boniface grade and high schools. He was a World War II army veteran and served in the Aleutian Islands during the war. On November 8, 1945, he married Virginia Cremer and they raised their family on a farm on Fern Ridge Road, Stayton.

Florence was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton, the Knights of Columbus for 48 years and the National Rifle Association. Squeak loved hunting, fishing, playing pinochle and visiting with friends and family. Squeak is survived by his wife of 64 years, Virginia; his brother, Tony of Stayton; sons, Richard (Fran) of Del Rio Texas, Ted of Memphis, Tenn.; daughters, Rosemary McBrayer of Clatskanie, and Diane Duda (Jim) of Salem; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers, John and August Beitel, both of Stayton; and sisters, Marie Lulay of Sublimity, Angela and Hedwig Beitel of Neb., Gertrude and Rose Beitel of Sublimity, Sister Agnes Beitel of St. Mary's, Beaverton, and Betty Silbernagel of Stayton.

Rosary will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, February 18 at the Immaculate Conception Church, Stayton. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m., Friday, February 19 at the church. Contributions may be made to St. Mary's or Regis High School. Arrangements made by North Santiam Funeral Services.


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