Recent Stayton Obituaries




Homer C. Reeder Jr.
January 15, 1921 – February 8, 2011


Salem – Homer, 90, died Tuesday in Sublimity. He was born in Mattoon, IL., and grew up and lived in Illinois until moving to Southern California in 1984, he moved to Florence, OR., in 1988 and was a “snow bird” for many years. He moved to Desert Hot Springs in 2006 and moved to Salem one year ago. Homer served in the US Navy during WWII. He worked as a building commissioner all of his life. Homer was an avid fisherman, a fun loving person who everyone liked, and was always active in community events including being foster grandparents for 5 years, while living in Florence, working in the schools to help kids. He came from a musical family and was a professional musician all his life playing guitar, harmonica, keyboards and singing, he played backup guitar for the old time fiddlers group in Florence, he was also a beautiful artist painting in oils.

Homer is survived by his significant other: Alice Kirchhefer of Salem; daughter: Linda Plazeski of Belle Vernon, PA.; step-son: Mark Kirchhefer of  Salem  and one grandson. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Lorraine, sister: Marietta and brother: Jerry.

No services will be held at his request. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.



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