The daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1961-current, June 11, 2019, Page A5, Image 5

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THE ASTORIAN • TuESdAy, JuNE 11, 2019
Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia
Rev. Lance Peeler
Aug. 8, 1969 – May 15, 2019
The Rev. Lance Peeler, 49, of Astoria, both an attendee and camp counselor at Tri-
passed away May 15, 2019, surrounded by angle Lake Summer Camp. Following his
loving family, after a long battle with cancer. graduation from Willamette University, he
He was born to Vern and Patsy
began working in the Episcopal
Peeler of Roseburg, Oregon, on
Church at St. John the Evangelist
Aug. 8, 1969. Lance grew up in
in Milwaukie as a youth leader,
Roseburg, attending Melrose Ele-
which is also were he met his
mentary School, where he always
wife, Stacie.
looked forward to the traditional
Lance later attended the Sem-
inary of the Southwest in Austin,
spring marble games, Freemont
Texas, where he received his mas-
Junior High School, and then
ter’s degree in divinity. He was
graduated from Roseburg High
ordained to the priesthood on April
School in June 1987.
He loved music, playing sax-
4, 2009, at the Church of the Good
ophone for the Roseburg March- Rev. Lance Peeler Samaritan in Corvallis, where he
ing Band, as well as the school
served as the assistant rector, as
concert and jazz ensembles. He also played well as chaplain at Good Samaritan Hospi-
with several of his best friends, creating the tal. Lance served as the rector of Grace Epis-
copal Church in Astoria for the last six years.
LTD Blues band.
Following high school, Lance was
Lance is survived by his wife, Stacie, and
accepted to Willamette University in their children, Grace and Jacob, of Astoria.
Salem, where he graduated with a bache- He also leaves his mother, Patsy Peeler; and
lor’s degree, with honors, in his psychology sister, Pamela VanOrman, of Roseburg; as
well as several loving aunts, uncles, cous-
Lance had strong English and Irish ins, in-laws and many friends. He was pre-
ancestry rooted in the Anglican faith. His ceded in death by his father, Vern Peeler.
A celebration of life will be held on June
fourth great-grandfather was an Anglican
priest, and generations to follow who immi- 15 at 2 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church,
grated to the U.S. were dedicated Episcopa- 1545 Franklin Ave., in Astoria. Donations in
lians. Lance’s home parish was St. George’s Lance’s memory can be made to a memo-
in Roseburg, where he was baptized as an rial fund set up by the church in his name.
infant, attended Sunday school, was an aco- Please indicate “Lance Peeler Memorial
lyte, confirmed as a teenager and was an Fund” on any donations.
enthusiastic participant in the youth group
“I believe in Christ like I believe in the
through his high school years.
sun — not because I can see it, but by it I
Over the course of several years, he was can see everything else.” — C.S. Lewis
Lynn Maree (Green) Van Bladeren
St. Joseph, Michigan
Nov. 6, 1955 — May 21, 2019
Lynn Maree (Green) Van Bladeren, 63, of awarded the Newcomer of the Year Award
St. Joseph, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, for 1995-1996. She took immense pride in
May 21, 2019.
being present in her children’s lives, never
A celebration of life service
missing a beat.
was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday,
In 1999, Lynn returned to the
May 29, at Starks & Menchinger
workforce, first as a substitute
Chapel, 2650 Niles Road, St.
teacher and then as an executive
Joseph, with Pastor Chris Spit-
assistant at JohnsonRauhoff. She
ters officiating. Friends visited the
retired in 2016 to focus on her
family from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at
health and passions; knitting, sew-
ing and spending time with her
the funeral home.
Memorial donations in Lynn’s
loved ones.
name may be made to PEO, a
Lynn was very active in the
women’s educational organization
Philanthropic Educational Orga-
near and dear to her heart, at Lynn Maree (Green) nization (PEO) sisterhood, and in
Van Bladeren
2006 was very proud to co-chair
PEOdonate (Chapter DG).
Those wishing to sign Lynn’s
the Michigan State Convention.
Memory Book online may do so at starks-
Lynn was a devoted wife, present mom,
loyal friend and boasting nana. She is greatly
Lynn grew up near the Oregon Coast missed.
in Knappa, Oregon. She graduated from
Lynn is survived by her husband of 34
Knappa High School and Oregon State Uni- years, Gary; her children, Christopher Van
versity with a bachelor’s degree in home Bladeren, of South Bend, Indiana, and Lisa
economics education.
(Steve Koich) Van Bladeren, of St. Joseph;
On Jan. 26, 1985, she married Gary Van two grandchildren, Caleb and Daphne Van
Bladeren, and they established a home in Bladeren; her mother, Claire Green, of
Portland, Oregon. They soon welcomed two Knappa, Oregon; two sisters, Teri (Jerry)
children, Christopher and Lisa. In 1988, the Arguello, of Klamath Falls, Oregon and
family relocated to Longview, Washington, Tami (Ben) Gardner, of Gresham, Oregon;
and later, in 1993, to Southwest Michigan.
her brother, Scott Green, of Knappa, Ore-
Lynn seamlessly adapted to the new life gon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
and frigid climate of Michigan, joining the
She was preceded in death by her father,
Twin Cities Area Newcomers Club. She was Kenneth Green.
Thomas Ivan Posey
Dec. 8, 1956 — June 6, 2019
Thomas “Tom” “Tommy” Ivan Posey,
Thomas loved looking up local his-
formerly of Svensen, Oregon, passed away tory, the Rose Festival medallion hunt, puz-
unexpectedly at age 62 on June 6, 2019, in zles, camping, planning gifts and adventures
for the grandkids, scoping out his
Gresham, Oregon.
Thomas was born on Dec. 8,
next white elephant gift and telling
1956, in Astoria, Oregon, to Joanne
corny jokes.
Posey and Lester Posey. He gradu-
Thomas was friendly, nostalgic
ated from Knappa High School in
and could talk to anybody, which
1975. He was a custodian at Port-
in recent years led him to reconnect
land Public Schools until retiring in
with many dear friends and class-
mates from the past.
Thomas was the beloved hus-
Those who wish may donate
band of Anona Posey. He is sur-
in Thomas’ name to GoFundMe
vived by his son, Tylar VanOrtwick;
Tom Posey, the American Diabe-
tes Association, or Donate Life
Thomas Posey
daughters, Erin Irwin (John) and
Alia Posey (Mike Stohr); brothers,
Friends and family members may attend
Mike Posey and Ross Posey; sisters, Sharon
Rabie and Kay Walker; grandchildren, Holly the memorial service, officiated by Pastor
and Graham; loving dog companions, Han- Shawn Leonard, on Saturday, June 15, from 1
nah and Milo; and many nieces and nephews. to 4 p.m. at Crossroads Community Church,
He was preceded in death by his parents.
40618 Old U.S. Highway 30, Astoria.
Stern words from Iran: US
cannot ‘expect to stay safe’
Associated Press
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s
foreign minister warned the
U.S. on Monday that it “can-
not expect to stay safe” after
launching what he described
as an economic war against
Tehran, taking a hard-line
stance amid a visit by Germa-
ny’s top diplomat seeking to
defuse tensions.
A stern-faced Mohammad
Javad Zarif offered a series
of threats over the ongoing
tensions gripping the Persian
Gulf. The crisis takes root in
President Donald Trump’s
decision over a year ago to
withdraw America from Iran’s
2015 nuclear deal with world
powers. Trump also reinstated
tough sanctions on Iran, tar-
geting its oil sector.
“Mr. Trump himself has
announced that the U.S. has
launched an economic war
against Iran,” Zarif said. “The
only solution for reducing ten-
sions in this region is stopping
that economic war.”
Zarif also warned: “Who-
ever starts a war with us will
not be the one who finishes it.”
Zarif’s ramped up rhetoric
marked a sharp departure for
the U.S.-educated diplomat
and signals that Iran is taking
a harder line toward the West.
His public threats, which
came during a joint news con-
ference with German Foreign
Minister Heiko Maas, were
striking because Zarif was the
one who helped secure the
nuclear deal, alongside the
relatively moderate President
Hassan Rouhani. However, he
does not make the decision on
whether to go to war. That is
left to the supreme leader.
According to a new study by Johns Hopkins University School of
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