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May 27, 1944 — January 13, 2018

Donald D. Hochhalter, 73, peacefully went to his heavenly home surrounded by his loving family and devoted wife, Dee, on January 13, 2018, in Oregon.

Don was born May 27, 1944, in Missoula, Montana, where he was raised. He started his 42-year career with Burlington Northern Railroad in Missoula and later retired as chief clerk in Albany.

Don married Chareleen “Dee” (Truitt) Hirning in 1979 in Lolo, Montana. They enjoyed their life adventures together and especially enjoyed the Oregon Coast as a favorite getaway.

Don was a loving husband and father as well as a good friend to many.

He was preceded in death by his son, Brent; and his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Dee; sons, Jon and Kirk; his stepchildren; his brothers; and many grandchildren.

There will be a celebration of life for Don from 2 to 5 p.m. on May 26, 2018, at Trinity Baptist Church in Lebanon.

Huston-Jost Funeral Home in Lebanon is handling the arrangements.

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