Recent Stayton Obituaries





Ralph Geil
April 28, 1930 - April 24, 2011

After a courageous battle with cancer, Ralph Geil passed away on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011, four days before his 81st birthday.

A long time Newport resident, Ralph was born April 28, 1930 in Brownsville, Oregon and graduated from Stayton High School in 1948. The following spring he married the love of his life, Mary Lou Nielson. In 1953, Ralph and Mary Lou moved to Newport, where Ralph worked as a self-employed contract logger, owning and managing Geil Logging until his retirement. An avid golfer who achieved two lifetime holes in one, Ralph enjoyed reading, sports, hunting, fishing, camping, sunshine and sharing the natural beauty of the outdoors with his family.

A member of B.P.O.E. and long time member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ralph was a devoted father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be greatly missed by children Russell (Deborah) Geil, Jane (Leland) Jincks, James Geil, daughter-in-law Julie Geil and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers- and sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son Gary in 1989 and his beloved wife Mary Lou 2009.

SERVICE INFORMATION: Mass of Resurrection scheduled for Friday, April 29, at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newport. Visitation will begin at 10:00am. A reception will be held in the church hall followed by a Graveside interment at Eureka Cemetery. Services entrusted into the care of Affordable Burial & Cremation Co.


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