October 2, 2007

Oct. 3, 2007 Obituaries

Jerry G. Hassler
Dec. 29, 1957-Sept. 24, 2007

Lifelong Redmond resident Jerry G. Hassler, 49, died of natural causes Sept. 24, 2007.

A memorial service was held Sept. 28 in the Redmond Fire Department.

Mr. Hassler was born Dec. 29, 1957, in Redmond to Albert and Doris (McFadden) Hassler. He graduated from Redmond High School and was a mechanic. He was a volunteer for the Redmond Fire Department and worked at the Buckaroo Breakfast.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, auto racing, NASCAR, antiques and animals.

Survivors include his mother Doris Hassler of Redmond; sisters Diane Springer of Battleground, Wash., Chris Slabaugh of Redmond, and Vicki Sime of Redmond; and brother Gregg McFadden of Bend. He was preceded in death by his father Albert Hassler.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Redmond or to the Redmond Volunteer Fire Department.

Redmond Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.

Alta Fern Hudson
July 21, 1918-Sept. 23, 2007

Redmond resident Alta Fern Hudson, 89, died at her home Sept. 23, 2007.

A funeral service was held Sept. 29 at the First Church of God in Redmond. Burial followed in the Redmond Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Hudson was born July 21, 1918, in Inga, Mont., to Herman and Verna (Chipman) Donner. She married Alva Hudson in Sandpoint, Idaho, on March 11, 1938. He died Sept. 12, 2007. She moved to Central Oregon from Coquille in 1958. She was a homemaker and also worked with her husband at churches he pastored in Coquille, Bend, Bremerton, Wash., Prineville, The Dalles, and Redmond.

She was a member of the First Church of God and enjoyed cooking, gardening and her family.

Survivors include her daughters Verna Mae Van Calcar of McMinnville and Alva Jean Robirts of Redmond; sons Gordon Hudson of Portland and Gary Hudson of Redmond; brother Raymond Donner of Squim, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter and three brothers.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Youth Fund, care of the First Church of God, 818 N.W. Elm St., Redmond, 97756.

Redmond Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.


Carl Edward Krause
Aug. 18, 1953-Sept. 25, 2007


Crooked River Ranch resident Carl Edward Krause, 54, died of natural causes Sept. 25, 2007.

A memorial service was held Sept. 29 at the Redmond Community Church.

Mr. Krause was born Aug. 18, 1953, in Oakland, Calif., to Otto and Alma (McCord) Krause. He married Brenda Swayze in Pinole, Calif., on Dec. 19, 1970. He was a boilermaker for an oil refinery and moved to Redmond from Stockton, Calif., last August. He was a member of the Boilermaker Union 549 in Pittsburg, Calif.

He enjoyed hunting and history and loved his family and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife Brenda Krause of Crooked River Ranch; daughters Wendy Romirez of Stockton, Calif., and Saundra Smith of Madras; mother Alma Krause of Redmond; sisters Nancy Hunt of Clear Lake, Calif., and Mary Mosing and Ida Triant, both of Vallejo, Calif.; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers.

Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


Robert C. Musgrove
Nov. 3, 1950-Sept. 22, 2007

Longtime Terrebonne resident Robert “Bob” C. Musgrove, 56, died of natural causes Sept. 22, 2007.

A memorial service was held Sept. 27 in the Church of Christ in Prineville.

Mr. Musgrove was born Nov. 3, 1950, in Billings, Mont. He grew up in Montana and moved to Redmond in 1965. He graduated from Redmond High School in 1969 and served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He married Betty Benson in Redmond on Oct. 13, 1973. He was a reserve police officer for the Redmond Police Department and worked for the City of Redmond Water Department for 15 years. He retired in 1990 for health reasons. He lived in Terrebonne for the past 29 years.

He was a member of the American Legion in Montana and the National Rifle Association. He loved riding bicycles and building model World War II aircraft. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and collecting knives.

Survivors include his wife Betty Musgrove of Terrebonne; daughter Rhonda Musgrove of Terrebonne; mother Barbara Musgrove of White Sulphur Springs, Mont.; and brother Aaron Musgrove of Hillsboro. He was preceded in death by his father.

Autumn Funerals in Bend handled the arrangements.


Leonie “Sue” Ramey
Nov. 6, 1935-Sept. 24, 2007

Terrebonne resident Leonie “Sue” Ramey, 71, died in Madras Sept. 24, 2007.

A funeral service was held Sept. 29 in the Powell Butte Community Center.

Mrs. Ramey was born Nov. 6, 1935, in Ship Bottom, N.J., to Eric and Irene Peddle. She met her husband Orval while he was stationed at Camp Pickett, Va. They were married on Nov. 6, 1953. They moved to California and later moved to Nevada. They moved to Oregon in 1967 and settled in Central Oregon in 1976. She worked at Kmart in Bend for 14 years and retired in 1996.

She loved people and opened her heart and home to many people over the years.

Survivors include her husband Orval Ramey of Terrebonne; sons Lonnie Ramey of Madras and Brad Ramey of Nevada; daughter Suzette Ramey of Seattle; sisters Emma Foltz of Sykesville, Md., and Alice Bruce of Kelso, Wash.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.


Kent C. Speck
July 23, 1950-Sept. 21, 2007

Former Redmond resident Kent C. Speck, 57, died Sept. 21, 2007, in San Diego, Calif.

A memorial service will be held in San Diego at a later date.

Mr. Speck was born July 23, 1950, in Gothenburg, Neb., to Charles and Meredith Speck. His family moved to Redmond in 1956 and he attended schools in Redmond. He enlisted in the Marines in 1968. He later moved to San Diego and worked for the U.S. Postal Service. He married Sue Shipley in San Diego in 1985.

He was very active in helping disabled veterans with disability and compensation needs.

Survivors include his daughters Nicole Speck and Danielle Speck, both of San Diego, Calif.; mother Meredith Speck of Redmond; sisters Barbara Williams of Terrebonne and Laurel Speck of Redmond; and brothers Kirby Speck and Mike Speck, both of Redmond. He was preceded in death by his father Charles.

Memorial contributions can be made to Disabled American Veterans, care of Pam Smith, 611 N.E. Bellevue Dr., Apt. 408, Bend, OR, 97701, or the Veterans Outreach Program, 354 N.E. Greenwood, Suite 113, Bend, OR, 97701.


Bettie Windsor
March 21, 1927-Sept. 25, 2007

Redmond resident Bettie Windsor, 80, died Sept. 25, 2007.

No services will be held at this time.

Mrs. Windsor was born March 21, 1927, in Dubque, Iowa, to Edwin and Gertrude (Sullivan) Groff. She married Jay Windsor in Santa Barbara, Calif., on April 7, 1947. She was a homemaker and raised 13 children. She moved from Southern California to Central Oregon 20 years ago.

She enjoyed reading, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her sons John, Joe, Jim and Paul Windsor, all of California, and Bill, Bob and Patrick Windsor, all of Bend; daughters Linda Brewster, Janet Pence, Lori Boyle and Nancy Inglis, all of Bend, Mary Reinertsen of California, and Susan Schultz of Utah; 21 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband.

Autumn Funerals handled the arrangements.


Robert Lee Wirt
June 21, 1938-Sept. 26, 2007

Redmond resident Robert Wirt, 69, died Sept. 26, 2007. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Redmond Memorial Chapel. Internment will be at La Comb Cemetery in Lebanon.

Mr. Wirt was born to Russell and Maybelle (Phillips) Wirt in Lebanon, Oregon, June 21, 1938. He was a graduate of Oregon State University, a member of the Oregon National Guard and the American Legion. As a pharmacist, he worked throughout Central Oregon, including Rogers Drug Store in Madras, La Pine Drug Store, Sisters Drug and Clinic Pharmacy in Prineville. He also owned several businesses, including a mobile home park and self-storage facility.

He enjoyed restoring classic cars, hunting, and fishing.

He was preceded in death by both parents. Suvivors include his sister Linda Tucker of Madras and brother Dennis Wirt of Redmond.

Redmond Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.


Roger Joseph Lutzke
Feb. 20, 1938-Sept. 28, 2007

Redmond resident Roger Lutzke, 69, died Sept. 28, 2007. A memorial was held Oct. 2 in Redmond.

Mr. Lutzke was born Feb. 20, 1938, in Hanford, Calif., to Joseph and Della (Lemos) Dias. He worked as a millwright in the lumber industry his entire life. He loved fishing, hunting and riding his motorcycle and four-wheeler.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his daughters Kim Freeman of Cottage Grove, Ore.; and Tammy Patrick of Wishram, Wash.; brothers Frank Dias of Las Vegas and Lee Brazil of California; sisters Liz Vandermeulen of Chino, Calif.; Penny Spicer of Creswell, Ore.; Susie Lemos of Hanford, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Arrangements were handled by Autumn Funerals of Redmond.



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