an Thomas Ettinger Jr., a Prineville resident, passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2007 at his home. He was 82 years old.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, December 28, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Juniper Haven Cemetery in Prineville, Oregon. Bishop Curt Workman of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Prineville 1st Ward will officiate.
Allan was born in Taylorville, Ill., on June 11, 1925 to Allan T. Sr. and Mary (Rigsby) Ettinger. As a youth the family moved to Myrtle Creek, Ore., in 1934.
He attended and graduated from Brookings High School in 1943. He married Bernice "Bonnie" Alice Stotenburg in North Bend, Ore., in 1952.
Allan was a postmaster for over 20 years in Brookings, Ore., retiring in 1975. They moved to Madras in 1990, and then to Prineville in 1998.
He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Prineville 1st Ward.
He raised mules for many years.
He enjoyed the outdoors, packing in to wilderness areas with his mules, shooting, camping, hunting and fishing. He loved reading all kinds of books, especially Louis L'Amour.
Allan is survived by: his wife "Bonnie" of Prineville; son Allan T. Ettinger III "Jack" and his wife Tara of Helix, Ore.; two daughters Julie Woodman and her husband Steven of North Bend, Ore., Jan T. Schink and her husband Andrew of Eugene, Ore.; three grandchildren Garret Woodman of Reno, Nev., Joseph and Rylee Ettinger, both of Helix, Ore.; two brothers Steve Ettinger and his wife Michelle of Saint Maries, Idaho, and Dallas Ettinger and his wife Linda of Brookings, Ore.; sisters Willey E. Archibald and her husband Pete of Central Point, Ore., Yoland Barth and her husband Don of Newport, Ore., and Anna Sparks of San Diego, Calif., and Donna Scott and her husband Ron of Cannon Beach, Ore.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and one brother.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pioneer Memorial Hospice, 1201 NE Elm St. Prineville, Oregon 97754.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Prineville Funeral Home.