a long-time resident of the area passed away peacefully on
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at the age of 81. Bernie was born to
Joe and Martha Pietrok on August 13, 1938 and was preceded
in death by his parents and siblings Anton Pietrok, Joan
Silbernagel, and Henry Pietrok. He was raised on their farm
in the Mt. Pleasant area of Stayton. After graduating from
high school, he worked at NORPAC as a Receiving Manager for
his entire career. He was also a farmer in Scio. Bernie was
a Knights of Columbus member and served as a Stayton High
School Board Member for many years.
married Joanne (Rak) on February 20, 1960.
Together they bought the farm in Scio where they
raised their family of five children.
Gary (Cassandra) Pietrok, Dennis (Christie) Pietrok,
Edward (Laura) Pietrok, Janelle (Chris) Ashe, and David
Pietrok. Bernie is also survived by seven grandchildren who he adored;
Amanda, Will, Jake, Ally, Camille, Emma and Roman.
loved being on his farm and his child-hood farm throughout
his life. He
especially enjoyed raising his cows and teaching his
grandchildren about farming.
Bernie loved to play cards, go on road trips, and
watch sports especially women’s college basketball.
Bernie was a life-long member of Immaculate
Conception Church in Stayton.
When he was unable to attend mass, he would watch it
on TV. Bernie touched many people over the years with his smile and
Mass will be held at a later date. Private interment in St.
Mary Cemetery, Stayton. Contributions may be made to Regis
St. Mary Catholic School, Stayton,
or the American Heart Association. Serving the
family, North Santiam
Funeral Service, Stayton.