Long-time West Linn resident Frederick M. Bietschek died March 12, 2008 of natural causes. He was 88.
Mr. Bietschek was born Oct. 6, 1919, to Julius and Ernistine Bietschek in Macksburg, Ore. He was raised in West Linn and graduated from West Linn High School.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1938, and was discharged at the end of WWII in 1945.
Mr. Bietschek married Dona Winkle on July 12, 1947 in West Linn. He was a member of West Linn Lutheran Church, a life member of Oregon City Elks Club, Oregon City VFW and Oregon National Guard.
He was an amateur gunsmith who enjoyed hunting and being outdoors.
During his career, Mr. Bietschek worked as a tugboat operator and retired from Crown Zellerbach after 35 years of service.
Survivors include his wife Dona of West Linn and sons Ed Bietschek of West Linn, Ken Bietschek of Oregon City and Don Bietschek of St. Helens.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. March 22 at West Linn Lutheran Church; a lunch reception will follow the service. Remembrances can be sent to Willamette Falls Hospice Care.
Pablo Head Esteve
Pablo Head Esteve died March 7, 2008. He was 44.
Mr. Esteve was born in Barcelona, Spain and graduated from the University of Barcelona in Barcelona. He came to the United States in 1988, settling first in California.
He married Traci E. Medlock in 1995 and the couple moved to Lake Oswego in 1998 and lived there until they moved their family to West Linn in 2003.
Mr. Esteve was a television broadcasting engineer and worked for Grass Valley, Inc.
Survivors include his wife Traci E. Esteve of West Linn, sons Lucas and Nicolas Esteve, mother Acacia Head, father Francisco Esteve, sister Alicia Esteve and brothers Francisco, Santiago and Ignacio Esteve.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated March 12, at Church of the Resurrection Parish in Tualatin, preceded by the reading of the Rosary.
Remembrances may be made to the Pablo Esteve Memorial Fund in care of any Washington Mutual Bank branch.
Harold Bogynska died March 9, 2008. He was 93.
Mr. Bogynska was born in Salem, Ore., on Aug. 18, 1914. He grew up in Oregon City, spending much of his time in Art's Café, which his father built.
During WWII he was a lead Jeep driver in Germany at the Battle of the Bulge.
He was a papermaker with Publishers Paper Company for 42 years and lived in West Linn for over 50 years.
Survivors include his son Bill Bogynska of West Linn and two grandchildren.
A private service will be held.