June 9 obituaries

2006-06-10T00:00:00Z June 9 obituaries Albany Democrat Herald
June 10, 2006 12:00 am

Frances "Fran" G. Christensen

April 14, 1935 - June 7, 2006

Fran Christensen, 71, passed away Wednesday at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center from complications during surgery.

Fran was born to Winifred (Marsh) Butturff in Rochester, Minn.

She married Victor E. Christensen in October 1954. They moved to Atascadero, Calif., where they owned and operated a bakery. In 1963, they moved to Lacomb with four daughters and became farmers. They divorced in December 1982.

During the last 43 years in Lacomb, Fran was well known in the community for her ownership of Airport Grocery; her dedication and service to the Lacomb and Lebanon school districts, where she served 12 years as a member of those school boards; and her active membership with the American Legion Auxiliary Post 51 in Lebanon.

The last few years of her life, she continued giving herself to her community by participating in Senior Services Senior Companion program, where she developed many close relationships with people she loved very much. She gave many hours of her time volunteering to transport displaced children for the Department of Human Services, and she loved to play pinochle with her lady friends every other Wednesday night.

She is known most for her undying love and dedication to her daughters and family, her zest and love for life, her beautiful smile, her wonderful laugh and her spirit.

She was preceded in death by daughter Vickey; mother Winnefred; brother Daryl; second husband Bud Baum; son in-law Mickey Donaldson; and many beloved friends.

Fran will be sorely missed by those who survived her. They include brother Floyd Butturff; daughters Ava Jan Grauer and husband Dennis Grauer, Roxann Donaldson, Gail (Loree) Bourdlaies and Tammy Christensen; grandchildren Jessica (Scott) Hanson and husband Randy Hanson, Shane Loree, Travis Grauer and wife Laci, Jena Grauer and Kyle Christensen, and great-grandson Mason Grauer, who will dearly miss their beloved "Nana;" and the many people who she was fortunate to have known and loved in her life.

There will be a celebration of Fran's life at noon Saturday at the American Legion Hall Post 51, 480 Main St., Lebanon. All who knew and loved her are asked to join her family to pay tribute to her life. Any donations or contributions can be made to the American Legion Auxiliary Post 51.

Kitty Hasenyager

Oct. 15, 1940 - June 6, 2006

Kitty Hasenyager, 65, of Lebanon died Tuesday at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital surrounded by family and friends.

She was born in Montana and raised in Washington. She graduated from high school in Everett, Wash., and moved to Lebanon in 1980.

She married Kenneth Dale Hasenyager on June 27, 1980, in Albany. She traveled with her husband for Willamette Industries for about 25 years. They moved back to Lebanon in 1999 to retire.

Kitty was in restaurant management in her earlier years in Washington. She then worked various jobs through Willamette Industries in their travels.

Kitty was a person who loved to live and laugh with friends and family. Her annual Christmas party was an event not to be missed. She loved dressing up at Halloween and passing out candy to all children.

She is survived by husband Kenneth Hasenyager, brothers Ken and Terry Knaus, and children Terri Brooks, Barb Shindler, Patty Passmore and Jackie Neill, all of Lebanon; children Jenni Fannie of Johnsonburg, Pa., and Marty Ross of Republic, Mo.; many friends; 29 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Her parents, son Skip Hasenyager and grandson Jeremy Hasenyager preceded her in death.

A celebration of life potluck will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Waterloo Park.

Clara Kinman

May 9, 1925 - June 5, 2006

Clara Lorraine Kinman, 81, of Coos Bay died Monday in Coos Bay.

She was born in Burns, the daughter of Guy and Gertrude (Young) Lasater. She resided in Coos Bay and Lebanon, where she and her first husband, Herman Van Daam owned and operated a meat plant. She later worked at the Lynch Chiropractic office in Coos Bay. Clara was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and loved bowling, dancing, fishing, gardening and spending time with family.

She is survived by son Greg Van Daam of Portland; sisters Maxine Braulick of Coos Bay and Betty Hildenbrand of North Bend; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Margaret; and brother Donald.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 16, at the Coos Bay Chapel, 685 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay, with Chaplain John Sheese of South Coast Hospice officiating. Cremation will be at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory with inurnment at Sunset Memorial Park Columbarium.

Contributions in her memory may be made to South Coast Hospice, 1620 Thompson Road, Coos Bay, OR 97420.

Coos Bay Chapel is handling arrangements, (541) 267-3131.

Stephan Stutzman

Dec. 14, 1914 - June 6, 2006

Stephan died Tuesday in Albany.

He was born in Pancover, Yugoslavia, the son of Stephan and Anna (Kneisel) Poscloff.

He served in the Army.

Stephan married Aldena Flach on Aug. 20, 1940, in Detroit, Mich. They moved to Albany in 1998.

He is survived by wife Aldena Stutzman of Albany; daughters Carol Stutzman of Albany, Virginia Hughes of Auburn, Mich., and Linda Nussear of Saginaw, Mich.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughter Arlene Lewis.

Services will be held in Michigan. Fisher Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Lt. Col. Lee D. Shibley

Died June 6, 2006

Lt. Col. Lee D. Shibley, 51, of the U.S. Air Force and a beloved husband and father, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday.

Lee played football for Oregon Tech University, all conference, and was invited to try out for the Cincinnati Bengals. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in biology and from the Mayo Clinic program in physical therapy. Lee practiced at the Mayo Clinic for several years before joining the Air Force in 1991.

After graduating from the University of Iowa with a Master of Science in ergonomics, he served as a research scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio. In 2005, he transferred to McConnell AFB and served as commander physical therapy flight until his death.

Lee was preceded in death by father Lyle Shibley.

He is survived by wife of 13 years Susan Shibley; mother Rose Marie Shibley of Albany; son Lee D. Shibley II and daughter Emma K. Shibley, both of Wichita, Kan.; brothers Alfred, Bob and Don Shibley; sister Gail Shibley; and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 6430 Far Hills Ave., Centerville, Ohio, with the Rev. John Bradosky officiating. Lee's family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Routsong Funeral Home, 81 N. Main St., Centerville. Interment will be at Dayton National Cemetery immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Shibley Children's Education Fund in care of Andover State Bank, 511 N. Andover Road, Andover, KS 67002. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.routsong.com.

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