June 12, 1921 — April 18, 2015
Richard D. “Dick” Mudrow, 93, of Lebanon died Saturday at the Lebanon Veteran’s Home.
Dick was born in Beatrice, Nebraska, the son of Theodore and Hermine (Sturmer) Mudrow. Dick moved to the Portland area as a child. He completed his schooling and graduated from Sandy High School. He then attended Linfield College for one year where he met Jean Nickerson. They were married Sept. 4, 1943, in Knobnoster, Missouri, where Dick was stationed. Following their marriage, Dick's unit left to serve in World War II. He was a pilot in the Army Air Corps in the European Theater. After his discharge they settled in Sandy where he worked in the logging industry with his father and brother. They later moved to Newport where he continued to work in the logging industry.
Dick moved to Lebanon in 1960 where he owned and operated the Phillips Petroleum distributorship until his retirement. Jean preceded him in death on Jan. 31, 2002.
Dick was a member of the Lebanon First Presbyterian Church, Lebanon Kiwanis Club and was a past member of the Lebanon Strawberrians. He enjoyed traveling, reading and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by daughters Janine Minami and husband Steve of Reedley, California, Kathleen Koehnen of Florida, and Stacey Holeman and husband Mike of The Dalles; son Richard "Rick" Mudrow and wife Cathy of Estacada; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30, and Friday, May 1, at Huston-Jost Funeral Home. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, May 4, at the Lebanon First Presbyterian Church. Private interment will be at the Lebanon IOOF Cemetery.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Lebanon First Presbyterian Church or Samaritan Evergreen Hospice and sent in care of Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, OR 97355.