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Harold Ralph Lakin, Jr.

July 2, 1935 to November 29, 2013 -


Harold Ralph Lakin, Jr.Harold Ralph Lakin, Jr., 78, of Oregon City, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Friday, November 29, 2013.

He was born on July 2, 1935 to Harold Sr. and Lucille (Faber) Lakin in Elgin, Illinois. Harold is survived by his wife, Catherine, of 54 years; daughter Dawnalyn (Michael) Hansen, son Ralph (Kristen) Lakin, and daughter Leslie (David) Elliott; grandchildren, Desiree, Rachel, Jared, Brandon, and Lucas and great-grandchild, Chloe.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, LCpl Nathanial Windsor, USMC, in 2007.

He was a loving father, husband, and friend to all.

Harold attended Glenbard High School until his family moved to Santa Fe Springs, California and graduated from Whittier High School in 1953. He served in the Army from 1953-1956. He married Catherine Manning of Tustin, California on June 27, 1959. Harold worked in the produce industry for 42 years, retiring in 1998. His greatest loves were his home and family.

Viewing will be from 2:00 – 8:00 pm at Hillside Chapel in Oregon City, Oregon on December 11.

Memorial services will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon on December 13 at 2:30 pm. The family requests donations to your favorite charity.