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Polk County, Oregon Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Polk County, Oregon Obituary Collection - 47

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Date: Wednesday, 12 May 2010, at 5:52 p.m.

Edward Anton Straka Sr.
Jan. 2, 1909 - Jan. 24, 2006
Edward Anton Straka Sr., 97, of Dallas died Jan. 24 in Dallas.
Edward was born to Anton and Rose Hlavka Straka in Chicago.
Edward stayed in Chicago where he later married Alice Nikola June 14, 1930. In 1952 the family moved to Sarasota, Fla., and then to Dallas in 2000.
Edward worked as a tool & die maker, he was a Realtor broker and owned a resort in Sarasota.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and he also enjoyed fishing.
He was preceded in death by a son, Donald Joseph, and a sister, Rose.
Survivors include his wife of more than 75 years, Alice of Dallas; son, Edward Straka Jr., of Dallas; daughter, Alice Joy of Arlington, Texas; six grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
Memorial service is 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3rd at Dallas Retirement Village Chapel. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements.

Robert Eiseman
Dec. 21, 1910 - Jan. 28, 2006
Robert Eiseman, 95, of Dallas died Jan. 28.
He was born in Boston to Julius and Gertrude Wetzler Eiseman.
Bob married Karoly Wolf March 28, 1937 in San Francisco.
He was a bookkeeper for Lockheed retiring in 1964. After his retirement he remained active as an advisor for Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE) of which he was a founding member.
He and Karolyn moved to Salem in 1979 and to Dallas in 2001. Bob was an avid reader and in later years enjoyed puzzles. Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Karolyn of Dallas; sons, David Eiseman of Corvallis and Peter Eiseman of Scarsdale, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.
Memorial service is 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 at Dallas Retirement Village.
Arrangements handled by Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

Orphie May Gilbert
May 25, 1911 - Feb. 12, 2006
Orphie May Gilbert, 94, of Falls City died Feb. 12 in Falls City.
She was born in Falls City to Floyd A. and Jessie O. Jones.
She was raised and went to school in Falls City.
Orphie married John A. Gilbert in 1927 in Dallas. They lived a short time in Cottage Grove and Gleneden Beach before moving back to Falls City in 1931.
She was involved for a number of years in the town's social women's group called the Poinsettia Club, and in a pinochle club, her favorite card game. As a homemaker, she enjoyed cooking, sharing recipes, sewing, gardening and especially flowers. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
After her husband's death in 1963, she worked a short time for the Polk County Assessors office. Orphie then worked for more than 10 years at the Monmouth Pharmacy until her retirement.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Letha C. Taylor Sanderson in 2004 and a grandson, Rodney Kenneth Cummins 1953.
Survivors include a daughter, Arlene (Ken) Roland of Auburn, Calif.; son, William (Darlene) Gilbert of Dallas; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was Feb. 18 in Dallas Cemetery with arrangements handled by Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.
Contributions may be made to Willamette Hospice.

Lucas Albert Mendazona
March 9, 2004 - Feb. 15, 2006
Lucas Albert Mendazona of Monmouth died Feb. 15 at his home in Monmouth.
He was born to Joseph and Claudine Snyder Mendazona in Salem.
Lucas left us way too early but truly blessed us with his spirit and love for life. Although he was younger he never let that stop him from keeping up with his brother and sister. Lucas will be missed dearly but will never be forgotten by his family or by the many young friends that he so loved. May he rest in the arms of Jesus forever.
Survivors include his parents, Joseph G. and Claudine J. Mendazona of Monmouth; brother, Peter J. Mendazona of Monmouth; sister, Meagan J. Mendazona of Monmouth; grandparents, Jerry and Lena Snyder of Oakridge and Henry and Shirley Mendazona of Independence; aunts and uncles, Mike and Jeanne Mendazona of Madras, Nancy and Pat Sexton of Arlington Heights, Ill., Jim and Stacey Snyder of Oakridge, and Tracy and Megan Snyder of Medford.
Funeral Mass was Feb. 21 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Independence.
Contributions may be made to the Lucas Albert Mendazona Athletic Scholarship Fund at any West Coast Bank.
Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence handled arrangements.

Veda Grace Pike
Oct. 1, 1911 - Feb. 13, 2006
Veda Grace Pike, 94, of Redmond died Feb. 13.
She was born to Archie and Anne Mary Watson Robinson in Dallas.
Veda married Leonard E. Pike Feb. 23, 1929 in Dallas.
She was a homemaker and had been a member of the Rebekah Lodge and Terrebonne Grange.
She was an avid fisherman, enjoyed raising flowers, gardening, knitting, crocheting and cooking.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1988, a daughter and a brother.
Survivors include her sons, Donald Pike of Redmond and Wayne Pike of Midwest City, Okla.; daughters, Joann Waterman and Joyce Raleigh, both of Springfield; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was Feb. 17 at Redmond Memorial Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Central Oregon Home Health and Hospice, 2698 NE Courtney Dr., Bend, OR 97701.
Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home in Redmond handled arrangements.

Dorothy Mae Randle
Feb. 16, 1916 - Feb. 11, 2006
Dorothy Mae Randle, 89, of Dallas died Feb. 11 in Salem.
She was born to Charles Enoch Bales and Florence Rebecca Green Bales at their farm in Cottage Grove.
Dorothy attended Mt. View Grade School and Cottage Grove High School graduating in 1933. She then attended Eugene Business College and continued her education in 1964 at Fullerton Junior College in California.
On Dec. 9, 1938 she married Samuel Arthur Randle in Vancouver, Wash. He died May 1, 1997.
As newlyweds they lived in Portland moving to Salem in 1941. They returned to Portland in 1951 and moved to LaHabra, Calif., in 1961 then to Shawnee Missions, Kan., in 1968. They retired in Dallas in 1990.
In her early years she did housekeeping, worked at Salem Cannery and later worked in retail sales.
She was involved in Camp Fire Girls, The Delphian Society, Toastmistresses, Independent Order of Foresters, Woodmen of the World, Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughter of Union Veterans, Oregon Historical Cemeteries Association and various historical societies. Dorothy and Sam produced several books on their family histories and genealogy.
She enjoyed square dancing, ceramics, crafts, camping and playing the piano for family sing-alongs.
Survivors include her four children, Ina (Richard) Ward and Nancy (Allen) White, all of Portland, Gary Randle of Gresham and Lois (Bill) Scroggins of Oakhurst, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
Service was Feb. 18 at Skyline Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home in Portland.
Contributions may be made to the Oregon Historical Society in Portland.

Thomas Paul Pendrak
Feb. 6, 1932 - Feb. 11, 2006
Thomas Paul Pendrak, 74, of Dallas died Feb. 11.
He was born in Crested Butte, Colo.
He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1954.
He later served as an officer in the American Legion and had been a member of the Turtle Club since 1971.
He was a well-educated, hardworking man who loved the outdoors and played golf. He enjoyed watching sports, news programs and western movies. His warmth and smile will be missed by family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Pendrak of Dallas; four sisters; one brother; eight children; four stepchildren; numerous grandchildren; and his extended family at Dallas Wal-Mart.
Services were Feb. 23 at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

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