Obituary - June 30, 2011


Margaret Fiksdal (Blankenfeld)

Margaret Fiksdal (Blankenfeld) died June 21, 2011, in Decatur, Texas. She was 89.

She was born Dec. 9, 1921, in Springfield, Colo., the daughter of Lenora Ethel Clayton and Charles Oscar Branson.

She married Russell B. Blankenfeld in 1936 and Paul B. Fiksdal in 1963. They are both deceased.

A homemaker, Mrs. Fiksdal lived in Lake Oswego from 1944 to 1984, then lived in Gresham.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Kenneth and Micki Blankenfeld of Cameron Park, Calif.; her sister Eva Lisenbury of San Diego, Calif.; her brother Reed Branson of Durango, Colo.; her son-in-law and husband of her deceased daughter, Ronald Fahner of Portland, seven grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her daughter Darlene, who died in 2009, she was preceded in death by brothers Robert, Vernon, Irvin, Harold and Ray Branson and sisters Fern Hensley and Ruth Darland.

A service was held June 28 at Pleasant Home Community Church in Gresham. Interment was at Crescent Grove Cemetery in Tigard.

Contributions may be made to the Margaret E. Fiksdal Memorial Fund, Pleasant Home Community Church, 32120 S.E. Dodge Blvd., Gresham, OR, 97080.