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Oct. 2 obituaries

Carl E. Yungeberg

Aug. 12, 1918-Sept. 23, 2012

Gresham resident Carl E. Yungeberg died Sunday, Sept. 23. He was 94.

A funeral service was held Thursday, Sept. 27. A burial will be held this week at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Blue Rapids, Kan.

Carl was born Aug. 12, 1918, in Rantoul, Kan., to Rudolph G. and Ethel L. (Scott) Yungeberg. He attended Williamsburg High School near Rantoul and also worked with his father in farming, haying and trucking.

Later the family moved to Waterville, Kan., where Carl met his future wife, Betty Sturgeon. On April 14, 1941, they eloped to Abilene, Kan.

Shortly after their marriage, Carl and Betty moved to Oregon to find better work for Carl. He began work for the REA construction company, building power lines, then working in a shipyard as a welder.

In 1943, Carl was inducted into the U.S. Army and served in New Guinea and the Philippines as a sergeant with the combat engineers.

After the war, the family returned to Oregon, where he went to work as a carbon setter for Reynolds Metal Company in Troutdale. He worked there for more than 30 years, retiring in 1980.

Three years later the couple returned to Kansas and lived in Barnes so Carl could watch over his mother, Ethel. After Betty died in 2001, Carl returned to Oregon in 2003 to be near his sons.

Carl had been a member of John Doerr Post 145 of the American Legion and Lions Club in Barnes, as well as serving on the Barnes City Council. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and owned several hunting dogs.

His enjoyment of woodworking continued into his later years when he began building three-dimensional structures with match-size pieces of wood, including a 2-square-foot Taj Mahal that won a first-place Oregon State Fair prize.

He was preceded in death by his wife, daughter-in-law Georgia and granddaughter Lydia.

Carl is survived by his sons, Gerald and Robert Yungeberg, both of Boring; daughter, Carla Jean Black of Beatrice, Neb.; seven grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Mt. Hood Hospice, P.O. Box 1269, Sandy, OR 97055.

Sandy Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Philip Raymond Muffenbier

June 3, 1922-Sept. 25, 2012

Boring resident Philip Raymond Muffenbier died Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Happy Valley. He was 90.

A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 West Powell Blvd., Gresham. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Gresham, 346 N.W. First St., Gresham. A committal service will follow at Willamette National Cemetery.

Philip was born June 3, 1922, in Mount Angel to Joseph and Mary Muffenbier. He was raised in the Sellwood area and called Oregon home his entire life.

After high school, Philip worked as a ship fitter for the Oregon Shipbuilding Corp. He then entered the U.S. Army during World War II and served as a truck driver for the 69th Mortar Company.

On May 12, 1945, Philip married Thelma (Millican) in Portland.

They shared 67 years together and raised two children, Judy and Bill.

Philip loved to golf more than anything, but he also liked to fix things around the house and make those around him laugh. He enjoyed woodworking, eating and cooking. He was outgoing, funny, and sweet, maintaining a positive outlook throughout his life and persevering no matter the situation.

His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of his eyes, and he adored spending time with them.

Philip was preceded in death by his son, Bill Muffenbier.

He is survived by his wife; daughter, Judy Hale of Milwaukie; brother, Lawrence Muffenbier of Redmond; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Jerald ‘Jerry’ Duane Petersen

May 27, 1941-Sept. 30, 2012

Jerry Petersen, a resident of Boring, died Sunday, Sept. 30, at Marquis Care in Portland. He was 71.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Sandy Baptist Church, 34435 S.E. Jarl Road.

Jerry was born May 27, 1941, to Lester Henry and Pearl Delores (Glenn) Petersen in Fargo, N.D. He was raised in Minnesota and graduated from Murray High School in St. Paul in 1959.

In 1960 Jerry married his high school sweetheart, Kayleen Rymerson, and they began their family.

Farming was Jerry’s dream, and in 1974 the family moved to Wisconsin, where they ran their own dairy for several years.

In 1983 they moved off the farm, and in 1985 the family moved to Oregon.

Jerry enjoyed camping and fishing. He was also known for his gardening ability, growing exceptional roses and amazing home-grown tomatoes.

He was preceded in death by his wife and brothers Billy and Lester Petersen.

Jerry is survived by his daughters, Natalie Graf of St. Croix Beach, M.N., Nancy Nelson of Clear Lake, Wis., and Jeri Reynoldson of Sandy; brothers, Kenneth Petersen of Gresham, Dennis Petersen of Emerald, Wis., Daniel Petersen of Portland and John Petersen of Boring; sister, Debbie Griffin of Sandy; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

Sandy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jeannette Harriet Crapuchettes Heaney

Oct. 12, 1915-Aug. 22, 2012

Gresham resident Jeannette Harriet Crapuchettes Heaney died Wednesday, Aug. 22. She was 96.

A memorial service and reception will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Pleasant Home Community Church, 32120 S.E. Dodge Park Road, Gresham.

The oldest of seven children, Jeannette was born Oct. 12, 1915, in San Francisco to Emile Jean and Harriett Ruth Wythe Crapuchettes. On her birthday, Jeannette’s father, an avid baseball fan, used to tell her, “The day you were born was the day that Grover Cleveland Alexander pitched a no-run, no-hit game in the World Series.”

Her face lit up, her voice rose, and her arms waved when she talked about her favorite baseball team, the Oakland A’s.

Jeannette graduated in 1938 with honors from the University of California-Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, followed by a master’s degree in mathematics in 1940.

Jeannette attended Faith Theological Seminary in Wilmington, Del., where she met George Mahlon Heaney. The two married on Sept. 7, 1947, in San Mateo, Calif.

During her marriage, Jeannette worked as a homemaker, high school and junior college instructor, and mathematician.

In 1979 she retired after 12 years employment with the U.S. Naval Weapons Station in Concord, Calif. Jeannette and George moved to Salem in 1983 and to Gresham in 1988.

Jeannette enjoyed playing dartball, dominoes and Scrabble. Although she always insisted that she had no artistic ability, she was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed knitting, crocheting and needle crafts.

Jeannette was curious about the world and traveled with the family on four cross-country trips and to Europe and Israel with her husband. In 1994, when she was 80, she traveled to Russia for two weeks on a short-term mission trip with Josh McDowell Ministry.

Jeannette read her Bible daily. She attended First Baptist Church in Walnut Creek, Calif., for almost 25 years. She then attended Pleasant Home Community Church in Gresham.

Jeannette was preceded in death by her husband and third daughter, Mary Heaney.

She is survived by her daughters, Sarah Fretwell of Las Vegas and Elizabeth “Liz” Heaney of Portland; sons, Robert “Bob” Heaney of Suffield, Conn., and the Rev. David Heaney of Cheyenne, Wyo.; sisters, Eugenie Stanton and Eunice Kilkenny; brother, Jacques Crapuchettes; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates memorial contributions in Jeannette’s memory to Bible League International, 1 Bible League Plaza, Crete, Ill., 60417.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

LeAnne Marlett

Aug. 24, 1969-Sept. 26, 2012

Gresham resident LeAnne Marlett died Wednesday, Sept. 26. She was 43.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Mountainview Christian Church, 1890 N.E. Cleveland Ave., Gresham. A committal service will follow at Douglass Pioneer Cemetery in Troutdale.

LeAnne was born Aug. 24, 1969, in Gresham to Bob and Chris Cummings.

She grew up in East County and graduated from Gresham High School in 1987. She then attended Portland State University for two years.

In 1989, LeAnne went to work for Graybar Electric Company as a sales representative, working until 2010, when her health declined.

LeAnne married Paul Marlett on April 4, 1992, in Gresham.

An accomplished dancer, she taught dance at Stites, ran her own studio and was an instructor for the United Spirit Association. She also coached the Gresham Rhythmettes for four years.

LeAnne loved to listen to music and attend activities with her children. Watching her daughter dance as a Raider Dancer for Reynolds High School was a highlight of her last year.

LeAnne was preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include her husband; children, Derek and Elle Marlett of Troutdale; her mother, of Gresham; and brother, Bob Cummings of Troutdale.

The family suggestions contributions be made to the Reynolds High School dance team, 1698 S.W. Cherry Park Road, Troutdale.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Max Wilkins

Feb. 13, 1925-Sept. 19, 2012

Portland resident Max Wilkins died Wednesday, Sept. 19. He was 87.

No memorial services will be held at his request.

Max was born Feb. 13, 1925, in Chugwater, Wyo. He married his wife Maxine in 1947.

He and Maxine moved to Oregon in 1956 after Max received his teaching degree from Nebraska State Teacher’s College in Chadron.

Max went on to teach high school math at Central High School in Monmouth and David Douglas High School in Portland.

Max was a math teacher, track coach and counselor until his retirement in 1989. After retirement, he took part in the Health Care for All initiative, successfully getting it on the ballot in 2002.

He was a charter member of The Friends of Multnomah Falls and remained active within the organization. Max remained active in his personal life as well, jogging often and taking part in Cycle Oregon.

He was a kind and compassionate man who enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife; children, Pam Wilber of Boring and Mark Wilkins of Portland; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

To leave the family a message, visit batemancarrollfunerals.com. Charitable donations may be made in Max’s memory to The Friends of Multnomah Falls, P.O. Box 426, Troutdale, 97060.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.