Scio – Charles and
Mary Posvar, 76 and 71, died Monday in Scio. Chuck was born in
Malin, OR where he grew up graduating from Stayton High School in
1952. Mary was born
and raised in Mt. Angel and graduated from Mt. Angel Academy in
1957. Chuck and Mary met at a relatives wedding and were married
on June 7, 1958 in Mt. Angel. After serving in the US Army during
the Korean War, they moved to Seattle where Chuck went to work for
Boeing. In 1965 they
moved back to the Jordan area as they knew that was where they
wanted to call home.
Chuck worked for NORPAC
Foods, Inc. in various positions for 32 years retiring as a shift
supervisor. Mary was a home maker. They were devoted members of
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton.
Their retirement years were spent volunteering as camp host
for Oregon State Parks on the Oregon coast and Oregon Fish and
Wildlife Jewell Wildlife Meadow Park.
Chuck and Mary always looked forward to having holidays and
family gatherings at the farm and making friends and neighbors
welcomed as extended family. Chuck enjoyed fishing, hunting and
being in the outdoors. His
enjoyment for woodworking became a favorite pass time making gifts
for the family including baby doll cradles for his daughters and
loved his dachshunds dogs which never left his side.
Mary enjoyed craft projects, quilting, and ceramic
painting. She enjoyed
baking and canning the summer crop if the deer had not eaten it
before it produced.
They are survived by
their sons: Doug (Mayumi) Posvar of Japan, Dan (Donna) Posvar of
Sublimity, and Don (Vickie) Posvar of Sauvie Island; daughters:
Danell Dripps of Hillsboro and Denise (Dennis) Fortune of Albany
and 11 grandchildren; Chuck’s sisters: Marion (Dave) Bender of
Jordan and Janet (Don) Ruettgers of Stayton; Mary’s Sister:
Cathy Cameron of Wamick; her brothers: John (Marie) Ilg of
Seaside, Tony (Dorothy) Ilg of Mt. Angel and Mike Ilg of Sisters;
She was preceded in death by brothers: Joseph and Andy Ilg.
of Rosary will be Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 10:00 AM followed by
Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM both at Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church in Stayton. Interment will be Our Lady of Lourdes
Cemetery in Jordan. Reception following at the Jordan Hall in
Jordan. Contributions may be made in Mary’s name to American
Diabetes Association. Contributions for Chuck can be made to In
Memorable of Charles Posvar, OR Dept of Fish & Wildlife for
Jewell Wildlife Park, ODSW 3406 Cherry Ave, Salem, OR
97303. Serving the family North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.