– Pete, 60, passed away Tuesday in Salem from complications
due to the H1N1 virus. He was born in Salem and moved to
Stayton in 1960. He attended St. Mary, Regis and Southern
Oregon College. Pete worked in the timber mill industry for
many years and Jeld-Wen
for approximately 10 years.
school, he enjoyed playing football and golf. In his adult
years, he enjoyed backpacking, camping, visiting the Oregon
coast, barbecuing for family birthdays, listening to music,
playing his guitar, photographing family and nature,
collecting coins, and watching his grandchildren grow. Pete
and Sandi married on June 17, 1988.
survived by his wife: Sandi of Stayton; children: Chelsea and
Dylan Gottfried both of Stayton; step-son: Mark Heuberger of
Stayton; grandchildren: Leighara, Dakota and Zach; brothers:
John (Jan) Gottfried of Lyons and Corbett (Sally) Gottfried of
Beaverton; and mother-in-law: Henrietta Nielson of Stayton.
Pete was preceded in death by his parents, John and Dorothy,
sister, Dolores Holland and step-son, Matt Heuberger.
was a faithful servant of the Lord by working hard at his
employments, loving his family and others, suffering
difficulties patiently, forgiving quickly, and being kind and
gentle in his ways. We love you, Pete.
will be Monday, February 17, 2014 from 3-8 pm with Recitation
of Rosary at 7:00 pm both at North Santiam Funeral Service,
Stayton. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, February
18, 2014 at 11:00 am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
in Stayton, where he was a member. Interment will follow in
St. Mary Cemetery in Stayton. Contributions may be made to the
Union Gospel Mission. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.