Stayton – Merle,
77, died October 4, 2013 in Stayton, where he was born and
lived all of his life. He served in the US Army Reserves
during the Korean War. Merle worked as a boilerman at Norpac
Foods in Stayton for 27 years. He was a member of Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church in Stayton and Teamsters Local
Union #670. Merle enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting, trapping,
camping, crawdading, huckleberry and mushroom picking, and was
an avid sports fan. He married
Ruth Dieker on August 25, 1956 in Mt. Angel.
Merle is survived by
his wife: Ruth Boedigheimer of Stayton; children: Vince (Tami)
Boedigheimer of Portland, Loni (Dennis) Lulay of Aumsville,
and Julie (Terry) Haskin of Eugene; seven grandchildren; and
three great-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by
brother, Red and sister, Donna.
Vigil service will
be Friday, October 11, 2013 at 5:00 pm and Mass of Christian
Burial will be Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 1:00 pm both at
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton. Interment
will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Stayton. Contributions may be
made to Regis/ St. Mary Foundation, Benedictine Sisters of Mt.
Angel, or Santiam Memorial Hospital. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.