– Jerry, 83, died January 4 at his home in Scio. He was born
in Stayton and has lived here all of his life. Jerry served in
the US Army during the Korean War. He worked as a fork lift
driver at Stayton Canning Co. for 20 years. Jerry was a member
of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton and the
Knights of Columbus. He was a rancher raising cattle and
sheep, a farmer raising strawberries and boysenberries, and an
antique dealer and collector, a song writer and guitar player,
a self taught artist, carpenter and most importantly a cat
lover. Jerry enjoyed birdwatching, traveling, and going to
married Joyce Kraemer on January 9, 1954 in Mt Angel. Jerry is
survived by his wife; Joyce of Scio; children: Nancy (Steve)
Cook of Philomath, Carol (Ron) Mouser of Stayton, Bonnie
(John) Ripp of Stayton, Peggy Mack of Scio and Tony (Angelique)
Basl of Salem; grandchildren; Amy, Chelsea, Nicki, Anthony,
Dylan, Casey, Robert, Victoria, Trevor, Makayla, and Cody;
great-grandchildren: Leighara, Nathan, Riley, Troy, and Kyler.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Don and parents, John
and Viola Basl.
will be Thursday, January 9 from 3-7 pm at North Santiam
Funeral Service. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday,
January 10, 2014 at 11:00 am at Immaculate Conception Catholic
Church in Stayton. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery,
Stayton. A reception will follow at Anthony Hall.
Contributions may be made to Salem Friends of Felines,
Willamette Valley Hospice, or Immaculate Conception Catholic
Church. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.