Peter D. Gottfried
October 11, 1953 February 11, 2014

Stayton 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.

In high 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.

He is 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.

Pete 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.

Viewing 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.

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