LeRoy H. Fery
March 1, 1932 – September
- LeRoy Harold Fery, Marion, Oregon, died at the age of 82 on
Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Salem Hospital with his family
by his side.
on March 1, 1932 to Fred J Fery and Luella Boedigheimer, LeRoy
grew up on the family farm in Stayton, Oregon.
LeRoy married Eileen Elizabeth Van Dusen on September 27,
1958 at Saint Boniface Church in Sublimity, Oregon.
is survived by his wife Eileen, his brother, Gerald, two
sisters, Laura Gilmour Claussen and Marie Smith Schifferer, 3
daughters and 3 sons: Shauna Fitzner (Jeff), Thomas (Brenda),
Valerie D’Cruz (Dave Dasenbrock), Andrew (Teresa Ruggles),
Stephanie Arritola (Jason) and Matthew (Serena), 21
grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews
attended Saint Mary’s Grade School, was a Boy Scout with Troop
55. He graduated
from Stayton High School in 1950.
In 1953 he joined the Army where he was sent to Korea
with the 65th Infantry Regiment. Because he could, “drive
anything on wheels,” he was assigned to the motor pool where
he received an award for the cleanest jeep. He received the
National Defense Service Medal, United States Service Medal, and
Korean Service Medal.
was a lifelong parishioner of the Immaculate Conception Parish,
a member of the Catholic order of Foresters, a Life Member of
the VFW Santiam Post 4065 Jefferson and a volunteer fire fighter
for Stayton Fire Department at the Marion Station for 25 years.
Besides husband and father, LeRoy was a farmer and grower for
the Stayton Canning Company/NORPAC Foods. Growing up he learned
how to drive a team of draft horses, operate the family sawmill
in addition to farming activities.
He enjoyed traveling, playing Pinochle and rooting for
the Portland Trail Blazers.
family wishes to extend thanks to Salem Hospital physicians,
nurses and staff, the palliative care team.
The family is also grateful for the visits from Saint
Joseph Church ministry and Immaculate Conception Church, Father
family or friends wish to make donations in lieu of flowers,
please consider Regis High School, Saint Mary's Grade School,
Santiam Hospital in Stayton, or Salem Health in Salem.
will be Vigil Service with Rosary at 7 p.m. on Thursday
September 18, and a Funeral Mass Friday September 19 at 10:30
a.m., both at Immaculate Conception Church, Stayton, Oregon.
Arrangements are by North
Santiam Funeral Service, 224 N Third Ave., Stayton, Oregon
97383. Viewing available 12 noon to 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral