- Gene, 92, died Monday, May 25 in his home in Stayton. He was
born in Aumsville and lived all of his life in the
Sublimity/Stayton area. Gene married Florence Flande on
September 21, 1957 in Jordan, she preceded him in death on
August 28, 1996. He worked for Fred Hottinger farms, then
Breitenstein logging in Sublimity. Gene and his wife then
farmed themselves growing row crops for Stayton Canning Co.,
and then he worked for Desert Seed/Arco Seed in Brooks until
was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in
Stayton, Catholic Order of Foresters and the NRA. Gene enjoyed
the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing, gardening, he
loved flowers, he loved animals, cutting firewood, and his
favorite thing was spending time with his family. In his
younger years, Gene rode a Harley Davidson and was a
competitive rifle shooter.
is survived by his children: Peter (Pauline) Laux of Yacolt,
WA, Linda (Larry) Perlich of Aumsville, and Carl Laux of
McMinnville; sisters: Margaret Hendricks of Sublimity and
Grace Silbernagel of Stayton; and 5 grandchildren; Elizabeth,
Christopher, Michael, Calley and Jared. He is also preceded in
death by his brothers John and Clifford Laux.
service will be Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 6:00 pm at
Immaculate Conception and Mass of Christian Burial will be
Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10:00 am at Immaculate Conception.
Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Stayton. Serving the
family, North Santiam
Funeral Service, Stayton.