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Winifred “Winnie” Jane (Smith) Fromherz
August 8, 1927 – January 19, 2017

Aumsville – Winnie, 89, died January 19 in Stayton. She was born in Montrose, NY and moved to Oregon in 1946.  She lived the past 51 years in W. Stayton. Winnie married Arthur Francis Fromherz Sr. on February 17, 1946 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Corvallis. After raising 12 children, she worked as a cook at West Stayton School for many years.

Winnie was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shaw, the Stayton Kiwaniannes, St. Mary’s - Shaw Women’s Guild (Altar Society), and Aumsville Historical Society. She loved bowling, fishing, gardening, painting ceramics, camping at the coast, and bird watching, especially hummingbirds. Winnie always had her camera and loved taking pictures at family and fun events.

 Winnie is survived by her 12 children: Daniel, Leonard (Cam), Jane, Ernie (Vivian), Esther, Russ (Marie), Carolyn (Dennis) Patience, Lou Ann Silbernagel, Martha (Mark) Northup, Arthur Jr. (Terry), Mary (Mike) Holt, and Judy; 24 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Chris Holt in 2003 and her husband on August 16, 2004.

Winnie’s service will be on February 3, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shaw beginning with viewing from 9:30 – 10:30 am; Recitation of Rosary at 10:30 am; Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am.  Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the St. Mary’s – Shaw Women’s Guild (Altar Society). Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.

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