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Thomas Richard Bochsler
May 5, 1940 – June 3, 2017

Stayton – Tom, 77, died Saturday, June 3 unexpectedly. He was born in Silverton, living in Eugene from 1960-1974 and then settled in Stayton. Tom attended St. Mary’s grade school in Mt. Angel graduated high school from Mt. Angel Prep in 1958, then graduated from OTI in Klamath Falls, with a degree in heavy equipment repair and diesel mechanics. He married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Pirkl on November 10, 1962 in Mt. Angel.

Tom worked as a Shop Foreman for 15 years for Papé Brothers, then for 38 years, at North Santiam Paving. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and an Honorary Life Member of the Knights of Columbus. Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing, being outdoors, farming, gardening, restoring equipment and cars, and creating metal art.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dorothy of Stayton; children: Cheryl (Russell) Frost and Laurie (Steve) Slye both of Bend, Christy (Dave) Clark of Junction City and Michael (Carrie)Bochsler of Aumsville; sisters: Sister Maryann Bochsler SP of Seattle, WA and Adelene Hammelman of Mt. Angel; brothers: Al “June” Bochsler of Mt. Angel and Ralph Bochsler of Stayton; grandchildren: Jared Frost, Megan Aylor, Kelsey Healy, Dylan, Taylor and Hannah Slye, Sydney and Elli Clark and Conor Bochsler; great-grandchildren: Owen Healy and baby Aylor on the way. Tom was preceded in death by brothers, Joe and John.

Vigil service and Rosary will be Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm and Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, June 9, 2017 at 11:00 am both at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Stayton. Contributions may be made to Mt. Angel Abbey, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or The Stayton Food Bank, where he volunteered. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.

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