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Home arrow Obituaries arrow Obituaries for the day of November 24, 2011

Obituaries for the day of November 24, 2011

Stockhoff, Tyler



Nov. 25 — Dee Ann Myer, viewing, 4 to 6 p.m., Loveland Funeral Chapel

Nov. 26 — Dee Ann Myer, viewing, 9 to 9:45 a.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gekeler Lane; funeral service follows, 10 a.m.

Nov. 25 — Frederick Stockhoff, viewing, 4 to 6 p.m., Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation and Life Celebration Center

Nov. 26 — Frederick Stockhoff, celebration of life, 11 a.m., Presbyterian Friendship Center

Nov. 26 — Harold Roudebush, memorial service, 2 p.m., Loveland Funeral Chapel

Dec. 31 — Lenore Bigler, celebration of life, 1 to 4 p.m., North Powder Grange hall


Fredrick C. Stockhoff

Island City


Fredrick Carl Stockhoff, 55, of Island City, died Nov. 20 at Grande Ronde Hospital. A celebration of his life will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Presbyterian Friendship Center. Viewing for family and friends will run from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center.

He was born April 5, 1956, to Gene and Maxine (Wood) Stockhoff in La Grande. He graduated from La Grande High School with the Class of 1974. After high school, he worked in various places including in Union and Portland. Then Fred and his buddy, Kurt, ventured to Sisters where he worked for the Davis family at their tire and towing business. Fred enjoyed his job with the Davises for about seven years before returning to the Grande Ronde Valley. At that time, he worked for the La Grande Cemetery District.

In September, he and his family celebrated Fred’s 13 years of employment at Denny’s. Fred enjoyed the “Denny’s Crew,” and those who knew Fred say his co-workers and customers appreciated Fred’s friendly attitude.

While in school, he was a member of 4-H and FFA. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and looking for mushrooms. He enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Survivors include her mother, Maxine Stockhoff of Island City; brother and sister-in-law, Hank and Val Stockhoff of Union; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Fred Calhoun of Alicel; brother and sister-in-law, John and Carol Stockhoff of La Grande; eight nieces and nephews; 12 great-nieces and great-nephews; and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his father.

Memorial contributions may be made to Doernbecher Hospital in care of Daniels-Knopp, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande, OR 97850.


Orville ‘Bud’ Tyler



Orville Wayne “Bud” Tyler, 88, of Union, died Nov. 20 at Jodi’s Foster Care in Union surrounded by his family. At his request, there will be no public service at this time. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center is in charge of arrangements.

He was born July 5, 1923, to Joseph and Mabel (Grisdale) Tyler in Durkee. He was educated in Halfway and moved to Cornucopia and Mullan, Idaho, to work in mines.

On Oct. 10, 1942, he married Dorothy Marie Maguire. He said he was proud to serve with the United States Navy during WWII. He lived in Richland until moving to Union in 1947. He ran a dairy and cut timber before working for the Union County Road Department for 27 years. After retirement, he enjoyed farming on the family ranch.

He was a member of the Union Sportsman Club and the Cove Sportsman Club as well as the American Legion and the Eagles Lodge. He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed boating and camping. He was a Boy Scout leader for many years.

He loved animals, especially his dogs, and those who knew him say he was a gifted welder, mechanic and machine operator. He loved spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his sons and their wives, Dale and Patti Tyler of Ridgecrest, Calif., and Duane and Barbara Tyler of Union; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, in 2010; a grandson, Darren Tyler; and five brothers and three sisters.


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