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Junetta Barbara Pietrok
December 4, 1927 - August 5, 2015

Junetta Barbara Pietrok, age 87, died Aug. 5, 2015 in the Salem Hospital. She was born Dec. 4, 1927 in Salem, Oregon to parents, Wendell Peter Freres and Georgina Mable [Gehlen]. Junetta was predeceased by her only sibling, brother, Richard Peter Freres of Stayton and two grandsons.

Junetta grew up in the Fern Ridge area east of Sublimity and married Vincent Peter Pietrok, of Stayton on Oct. 16, 1946 in Stayton, Oregon. Together they had four children. Junetta enjoyed homemaking, raising and sewing for the children and canning all manner of fruits and vegetables.

The family moved from Stayton to a farm in the Turner area and Junetta went to work for Meier and Frank in Salem, where she worked for more than 30 years. After retiring, Junetta and Vince began traveling the world. They were ambassadors with the Friendship Force in Asian and European countries, as well as Australia and New Zealand.

After moving to Sublimity, she volunteered at the Stayton Historical Museum, serving as President and Treasurer for many years. She enjoyed maintaining scrapbooks of local news and family history. Junetta worked relentlessly on family genealogy. Junetta and Vince also volunteered to help deliver Meals-On-Wheels to local residents.

Junetta is survived by her husband, Vincent, (They were married 69 years.) and by four children: Charlene Pierce of Sublimity, OR, Doug Pietrok [Vera] of San Jose, CA, Sandra Chapman [Loren] of Milwaukie, OR, and Joyce Larson [Larry] of Dupont, WA., 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Remembrance reception August 12 at 3pm, Stayton Community Center, 400 W. Virginia St, Stayton. Private interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland on August 13. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.
 


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