Don R. Gescher
July 28, 1937 November 16, 2014

Stayton Don, 77, passed away Sunday with his family at his side. He was born in Stayton to Herman and Thelma (Trask) Gescher and lived here all his life. Don worked for Frank Lumber Co for 17 years then for Mike Adams Construction Co. for an additional 27 years.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and Oregon Hunters Association. Don enjoyed being out in nature in the mountains hunting and fishing, also working on his Koi pond and in his yard, horses, and most importantly his family.

He married Darlene Boedigheimer on September 14, 1957 in Stayton. Don is survived by his wife: Darlene of Stayton; children: Cindy (Doug) Lulay of Sublimity, Terri (Chris Brickner) Stampher-Brickner of Snohomish, WA, Valerie (Rick) Silbernagel of Sublimity, Dean (Mary) Gescher of Stayton, and Larry (Michelle) Gescher of Scio; sister: Judy (Bill) Welter of Sublimity; brother: Gary (Aggie) Gescher of Sublimity; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Recitation of Rosary will be Monday, November 24, 2014 at 8:00 pm and Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 11:00 am both at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Stayton. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Stayton. Contributions may be made to St. Mary or Regis schools. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.

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