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Ted W. Highberger

Ted, 84, passed away on March 30th surrounded by all his immediate family. After losing the love of his life, Elaine, four years ago he struggled with declining health issues that ultimately took his life. He was born and raised in Aumsville where he began his career at the family business, Highberger Feed and Flour. After working at Norpac he returned to private enterprise by purchasing Western Auto. He finished out his formal working years with North Santiam Paving Co.

Recreationally, he enjoyed watching baseball throughout his life after finishing out his playing career at the University of Portland. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and wood cutting. Above all else, Ted appreciated being with family and his loving wife Elaine of 59 years who preceded him in death.

He is survived by his daughter, Patti (Alan) Keudell sons: Ted (Janet) and Todd (Kelli); grandchildren: Amanda (Mark) Anundi; Melanie (John) Faber; Lindsey (Josh) Cantrell; Joshua (Gina); Austin ( Jenny); Reid (Maria); Allison (Nick) Sharp; Chad; great-grandchildren: Chase and Aidan Highberger, Hunter and Brody Anundi, Julian and Taylor Faber, Jordin, Madix, and Elaine Cantrell; Peyton, Haddie and upcoming baby Highberger; Brooklyn and sister Highberger on the way; siblings: Jeanie Dougherty, Msg. George (Ed) Highberger and Doug (Karen) Highberger.

Ted was a devote Catholic. Rosary will be Wednesday, April 4th at 7 pm and Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday April 5th at 10 am both at Immaculate Conception Church Stayton. In lieu of flowers family suggests contributions to Immaculate Conception Church. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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