– Joan Marie Silbernagel (Pietrok) a long-time resident of
the area passed away peacefully in her home Saturday, the 22nd
of Feb at the age of 94.
was born to Joe and Martha Pietrok on Nov 28th,
1925. She was
raised on their farm in the Mt Pleasant area of Stayton.
After graduating from high school, she worked for the State
of Oregon using some of the early computer technology –
Raymond Silbernagel May 17th, 1949.
Together they bought the farm in Jordan/Scio and it
is where they raised their family of 11 children.
David (Helen) Silbernagel; Tony (Linda) Silbernagel;
Ruth (Joe) Texeira and twin, Ralph Silbernagel (deceased);
Rosemary (Robert) Heuberger; Vincent Silbernagel (deceased);
Joe (Mary) Silbernagel; Janet Silbernagel; Ivan (Glenda)
Silbernagel; Melvin (Cathy) Silbernagel and Raymond
Silbernagel Jr. Joan’s
husband, Raymond passed away in May 2004.
Joan continued to live on the farm with her son,
Raymond Jr, who took great care of her for many of her later
years of life. She
is also survived by 25 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren
and a brother, Bernard Pietrok.
gardening, She always canned and preserved fruits and
vegetables for her large family each year.
She also loved growing flowers and sharing them with
love of scripture and prayer were a big part of her life as
shown in her love and patience for everyone.
Viewing will be
Friday, Feb. 28 from 2:00 - 6:30 pm at North Santiam Funeral
Service in Stayton with Recitation of Rosary at 7pm Friday,
Feb 28 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Jordan. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11am Sat Feb 29th at Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Interment will be in Jordan
Memorial gifts may
be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Scio, or the
Regis/St Mary Foundation in Stayton in lieu of flowers.
Funeral Service in Stayton is serving the family.