December 25, 1937 — February 1, 2018

Donald Lee Stutheit, 80, of Albany, died on February 1.

He was born in Nampa, Idaho, to Walter Stutheit and Eva Pierce.

He married Karen Austin on January 24, 1965, in Portland. They moved to Albany in 1971.

Donald was a master carpenter and he spent much of his life as a contractor, specializing in Formica work, updating kitchens and bathrooms. He and Karen owned Caredon Co. and remodeled many homes in the Albany area.

He was also a talented and creative artist.

Don and Karen, along with many of their friends, spent hours engaged in conversation while enjoying a meal or a drink at Pop’s Branding Iron for over 40 years. Both will continue to be there in spirit.

Don is survived by his son, Quinn Stutheit; daughter Lenya (Stutheit) Orozco; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen Stutheit; sisters, Peggy Stumpf, Eileen Kennedy and Veletta Gilmore.

Please join us for an informal gathering that will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 25, at Pop’s.

Donald was an Army veteran and he spent the last couple of years at the Lebanon VA Home. Our family would like to extend our sincerest thank you to the staff for their kindness and compassion.

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