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Wendell Hillman Oswalt
June 26, 1927 November 18, 2020

Stayton Wendell, 93, passed away in Stayton. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio to Elmer and Sarah Oswalt. After completing high school Wendell joined the U.S. Coast Guard and served in World War II traveling to Italy, Pakistan and Japan. Wendell went to college after returning home and earned his PHD from UCLA becoming a professor for 32 years. His first wife, Helen Louise Taylor, sadly passed away in 2011. They shared three children together. On September 14, 2014 Wendell married his second wife, Irene Roggia, and they settled down in Lyons. His hobbies included his love for turtles, ponds and amphibians of all kinds.

Wendell was proceeded in death by his first wife: Helen Louise Taylor; his son: William; and his brother: Donald. He is survived by wife: Irene Roggia of Lyons; his children: Pamela Kruczkow of California; and Ivar Oswalt of Virginia. Wendell also is survived by 5 grand-children and 3 great grand-children.

Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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