George E. Wallbaum
August 6, 1934 July 4, 2013

Aumsville George, 78, died July 4 in Salem. He was born in Jacksonville, IL. George lived most of his life in Salem until moving to Aumsville in 2003. He served in the US Army. George worked for 5 years as a civilian in Vietnam during the War, retired from Caterpillar after 16 years and then owned and operated Homestead Saw & Mower repair shop in Salem for 10 years. He was a member of Salem Coin Club and enjoyed fishing and doing mechanics.

George married Margaret Benson on August 20, 1983 in Salem. He is survived by his wife: Margaret of Aumsville; children: Shawn Wallbaum of Bend and Brenda West of McMinnville; step-children: Rick Benson of Brownsville, John Benson of West Salem and Kathy Schaecher of Central Point; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. George was preceded in death by daughter: Debbie, his parents and 3 brothers.

A memorial service will be on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm at Anthony Hall in Sublimity. Private interment in Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Serving the family North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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