Stayton – Richard,
76, died July 24 in Salem. He was born in Salem and lived in
Lyons until moving to Stayton in 1952. Dick attended St. Mary
Elementary School and later graduated from St. Boniface High
School in 1959 then entered Mount Angel Abbey. He served in
the US Army from 1963-1965 during the Vietnam War. After
Dick’s time in the service he returned home and worked for
Jungwirth Brothers Sand and Gravel Company.
In 1967 he purchased
Stayton Floral and Gifts, and won many awards for his designs
in floral and garden, until selling the business in 2005.
Richard enjoyed all arts, crafts, designs, gardening, Bonsai,
stained glass, and cooking, even co-owning and operating
Stayton House Restaurant in Stayton. He was a member of
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Willamette Valley
Bonsai and was very involved in the green show in Salem for
many years. Richard became oblate Martin de Porres on July 7,
1991 through Mount Angel Abbey.
He is survived by
his brother: John Jungwirth and sister, Gail Palmer both of
Stayton; longtime friends: George Susbauer of Sublimity and
twin brothers, Jack and Bill LaVallie of Salem and many nieces
Recitation of Rosary
will be Monday, July 31, 2017 at 10:15 am followed by Mass of
Christian Burial both at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
in Stayton. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Stayton.
Contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Parish
Hall. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.