W. Schlies was born at Stayton, Oregon on the 14th day of
January, 1919. He
passed away on May 13th at his home in Scio.
He was 91, the son of Adam and Josephine Schlies.
Joseph lived most of his life in the Willamette Valley.
He was married to Helen Singer on Feb. 16, 1983 in
Lewiston, Idaho; she preceded him in death on Sept. 2, 1994.
He served in the US Army during WWII as a paratrooper
Airborne 11th, 328th infantry regiment of 26th infantry
served in 4 major battles including the Battle of the Bulge, he
received a Purple Heart, and 4 Battle Stars.
He had worked as a farmer and enjoyed woodworking and was
very ingenious having liked to fix things.
is survived by his son, Jack Singer of Scio; daughter, Ruth
Grohs of Kent, WA; numerous grandchildren and great
grandchildren numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and
nephews. Memorial service
will be Sat. May 22nd at 1:30 pm at the Scio Baptist Church in
Scio, OR. Interment will
be private. Arrangements
by Weddle Funeral Services, Stayton, OR.