Recent Stayton Obituaries





Dorothy Pauline Weigel
March 7, 1923 – June 14, 2012

Stayton – Dorothy passed away peacefully with family by her side on the morning of June 14, 2012. She was the sixth of 14 children born to John and Catherine Andreas in Toppenish, WA. Dorothy was raised in Gervais, where she met the love of her life, her “habit”, Jerry Weigel. They were married in Gervais on September 19, 1942. They lived in various towns in Oregon and Washington, finally settling in Stayton in 1955. Together they raised seven children.

She was a homemaker until deciding to work at Norpac after her youngest child was in middle school. Her intention was to earn enough money to purchase a new dining room set and once that was purchased, she continued working to help put her children through St. Mary elementary school and Regis High School, finally retiring in 1984.

Dorothy loved her catholic faith. She would wake her family up every morning with a prayer. She would recite the rosary daily. A rosary hung on her treadmill as she would recite it during exercise. She took pride in gardening and was an expert at crocheting beautiful pictures, doilies, Christmas Tree skirts and more. She was an amazing cook and no one, no matter how hard they try, can duplicate her fried chicken! In recent years she enjoyed being taken for walks in old downtown Stayton and watching all the “action”, country drives, watching the Ellen Show, watching I Love Lucy with her grandkids, going out to lunch and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jerry “Chum”, her son Lee, her granddaughter Jaime Miotke and great-grandson John Walls. Dorothy is survived by her children Jerry (Barbi) Weigel of Olympia, WA., Barbara (Jim) Larkins of Long Beach, WA., Phil (Diane) Weigel of Keizer, Lyn Weigel of Stayton, Cherryl (Dan) Dunn of Eugene, and Joanne (Leonard) Lulay of Sublimity. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grand-children. Her surviving siblings are her sister, MaryLou Jacobs of Gladstone and brother Gerald Andreas of Dundee.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt love and appreciation to Mario, Lupe, Janet, Carmen and Dania of Mountain Creek Care Home in Stayton. They were family to Dorothy and their love and care for her went above and beyond any expectation. She loved her home. The family would also like to lovingly thank Kay Pendleton and Carol Forrette for their weekly visits and administration of the Holy Eucharist.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 11:00 am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton with interment in St. Mary Cemetery. Donations may be made in her honor to Regis High School, Stayton, OR., or Willamette Valley Hospice.  Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.



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