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Daniel Ernest ‘Dannie’ Walchli
Jaunita May Schultz
Malachi Kane ‘Mac’ Campbell
November 1, 1967 — February 12, 2020
February 11, 1941 — February 14, 2020
July 22, 1929 — February 11, 2020
Daniel Ernest “Dan- four amazing children:
nie” Walchli was born on Katie in 1990, Brenna in
November 1, 1967, to Clin- 1993, Jared (JD) in 1995,
ton Patrick “Skip” and and Luke in 1999.
Sherry Walchli. He left this
Dannie was an incredi-
earth peacefully at home bly loving and giving father.
He may not have
surrounded by the
had as much time
love of his fam-
ily and friends,
as some dads, but
far too soon, on
made up for
ruary 12, 2020,
quantity. He was
at the age of 52.
to take the kids
like a warrior for
along to check
over 10 years, he
water, ride in a
knew it was time
to finally let his
combine or other
body and mind
Many of the trips with Dad
Dannie was born a included ice cream after. As
farmer, to a farmer, who they got older they weren’t
was born a farmer as well. sure if it was really a treat
It was in his blood and was for them, or if he was just
his true calling in life. He using them as an excuse to
loved the land and what he get some for himself!
could produce from it.
It was one of the tradi-
By the age of 3, he tions he continued when his
refused to stay back in the first grandchild was born.
house when work was to Kadence will miss those
be done. He wanted to be treats with Papa.
in the fields. He was hap-
He was proud of all the
piest in the dirt. Whether it kids and loved to watch
was playing with toy trac- them play their many
tors, learning to drive a flat- sports, help them with
bed in the asparagus field homework, talk with them
by age 6, riding motorbikes about their goals, see them
or four-wheelers, hoeing work hard on the farm each
watermelon vines, chang- summer, or give them lec-
ing irrigation pipe, planting, tures on life when he could
checking moisture levels in get them in a car for a road
potato fields, swathing, bal- trip. Many lessons were
ing, harvesting any crop, or learned on those drives,
simply driving around the and appreciated to this day
farm to show others what by his sons and daughters.
he considered to be “God’s
country,” his passion for brought him endless joy.
the land never wavered. If We will all miss hearing
you were fortunate enough him try to get the babies to
to spend time on one of his “say Paaa-Paaaaa” from the
“tours,” you were blessed moment they were born.
to see the pride he took in
He spent his life culti-
vating more than just the
the life he cherished.
Dannie respected his crops. He had a steadfast
parents and grandparents desire to improve the farm-
like few people have the ing industry. He served on
capacity to do. They, and many boards over his life-
Uncle John Walchli, were time: the Umatilla County
often credited with having Weed
taught him so much more ton Grain Growers Board,
than farming. His loyalty to Stanfield Irrigation Board,
family and the continuing Oregon Potato Commis-
success of the farm were sion, National Potato Coun-
what drove him. Though he cil, U.S. Potato Board, and
was very athletic and com- the Potato Variety Manage-
petitive in sports, such as ment Institute. He had con-
football, track and weight- tinued to serve on most of
lifting, his true desire was these boards until the end
to excel in his education of his life. He was highly
in high school and college. respected by many in the
He was very active in FFA industry for his wisdom,
as well. He felt that orga- insight and perspectives.
nization impacted him in
“He is not replaceable
great ways, and encouraged and will be missed,” said
many others to take advan- Gary Roth, Oregon Potato
tage of the benefits of being Commission
a part of it as well.
He graduated from
Dan is survived by his
Hermiston High School wife Karen; daughter Katie
in 1985, and Oregon State (Andrew), daughter Brenna
University via Eastern (Brandon), son Jared “JD”
Oregon University in La (Caitlynn), and son Luke
Grande in 1990. While the (Courtney); granddaugh-
pride he took in being a key ters Kadence, Henley and
player on both sides of the June, and a soon-to-be-born
ball while winning at foot- grandson; mother Sherry
ball his senior year against Walchli; brothers Bobby
rival Pendleton (after a (Rachelle), Patrick (Nancy)
62-year drought) was some- and Donnie (Karie); sis-
thing he carried with him ters Sherie Marie (Marty)
his entire life, he was even and and Judy (Curtis); 19
more proud of the difficult nieces and nephews; and
classes he mastered, and 10 great-nieces and -neph-
being the only sibling of ews. He was preceded in
seven to complete his bach- death by his grandparents
elor’s degree. He used his Ernest and Pauline Walchli
knowledge to keep pushing and John and Marion Ver-
the farm forward whenever non, his father Skip Wal-
he could in the ever-chang- chli, sister Cindy, and one
He was the respected
A celebration of life will
voice in the family, as be held for Dan on Sunday,
technology and practices February 23 at 1 p.m. in
marched forward in a way the Hermiston High School
that sometimes seemed commons.
foreign to the generation
Burial will follow at
before him. He was trusted the Hermiston Cemetery.
to bring in changes that Viewing will be held on
sometimes were an uphill Thursday, February 20 at
battle, but always benefit- Burns Mortuary in Hermis-
ton from 4-7 p.m.
ted the farm.
In 1986 Dannie met
For those wishing to
Karen Hofmann, whom he make donation in lieu of
professed in a bio he wrote flowers, a fund is being
to be “the love of his life.” set up to award a scholar-
The city girl was quickly ship for area agricultural
wooed by his blue eyes, students.
The family requests
quick smile, and gentle-
manly manner — not to those to be sent to the Dan-
mention that really cool red iel Walchli Memorial Fund
Chevy pickup he was so in care of Burns Mortuary,
P.O. Box 289, Hermiston,
They married in July of OR 97838.
1988, settled on the farm
Please share memories
and never looked back. of Dannie with his family
Rural life was an adjust- at burnsmortuaryhermis-
ment for her, but proved to ton.com.
Burns Mortuary of
be the best decision of her
Hermiston, Oregon, is in
Together they welcomed care of arrangements.
Jaunita May Schultz of and word search puzzles.
Irrigon, Oregon, was born She was a longtime mem-
on February 11, 1941, in ber of the Eagles Lodge
Colville, Washington, to #2909 where she cooked
parents Ed and Alice Smith for the Kiwanis lunches
Wagner. She passed away and the many dinners
that the Eagles
on February 14,
2020, at Sacred
She is sur-
Heart Hospital in
vived by her
ington, at the age
husband of 58
of 79 years.
Ore.; Mike and
Wa s h i n g t o n ,
ing from Mar-
cus High School in Kettle and numerous nieces and
Falls, Washington, in 1959. nephews.
She moved to Hermiston,
Jaunita was preceded in
Oregon, and met her future death by her daughter Patty
husband, Dennis Schultz. Schultz; infant daugh-
They were married on May ter Sylvia Schultz; mother
20, 1961, in Hermiston, Alice Boggess; father Ed
Oregon. They have lived in Wagner; brothers Bill and
Hermiston and Irrigon for Roy; and sister Lavern.
A funeral service will
the past 59 years.
Jaunita was a stay-at- be held on Friday, Febru-
home mom and kept active ary 21, 2020, at 1 p.m. at
volunteering in Little Burns Mortuary Chapel,
League Baseball and with Hermiston, Oregon. Burial
Christmas Express for over will follow at the Hermis-
25 years. After Dennis ton Cemetery, Hermiston,
retired, they spent many Oregon.
Please share memories
years RVing with friends
and lots of time camp- of Jaunita at burnsmortua-
ing and fishing around the ryhermiston.com. Arrange-
country. Jaunita enjoyed ments by Burns Mortuary
RVing, camping, fishing of Hermiston, Oregon.
Malachi Kane “Mac” tain Community College
Campbell, 90, a longtime Board. He also gave time
resident of Hermiston, to other civic organiza-
Oregon, died at his home tions. He was involved in
surrounded by family on his children’s activities,
everything from tee-ball to
February 11, 2020.
4-H and FFA.
He was a
the Holy Rosary
was held on
who called his
ruary 18, 2020,
wife his “best
and will be fol-
a loving father
lowed by Mass of
pursuit of his/
at 11 a.m. at Our
her own hap-
Lady of Angels
piness. He was
565 W. Hermiston Ave., always available to listen,
give an encouraging word,
Mac was born on July and make his family and
22, 1929, in Condon, friends feel loved.
On almost every Tues-
Oregon, to Irish immi-
grants Patrick and Kathryn day he could be found
(O’Brien) Campbell. He at the Northwest Live-
was raised on a sheep and stock Auction where over
cattle ranch in Lonerock, the years he developed
Oregon, and it was there many strong and lasting
that he developed his love friendships.
He had a curious mind
for the livestock indus-
try and the people who and was open to new ideas,
worked in it, especially and had a strong faith that
he lived but never imposed
Mac attended grade on others. To sum it up, he
school in Lonerock, grad- was a good man.
uated from Heppner High
He was preceded in
School and later earned death by his parents, sis-
an accounting degree from ters Patricia Campbell,
the University of Portland, Martha Baily and Katie
which he used in his jobs Van Schoiack, and broth-
at Rohrman Motors, C&B ers John, Peter and Jimmy,
He is survived by his
Livestock, Marlette, and
eventually as a farm and wife, Veronica; children
Patrick Campbell, Fran-
ranch real estate broker.
In addition to these ces (Mike) Patterson, Tara
jobs, Mac developed his (Yoji) Mineishi, Peter
own ranching operation. Campbell, Sarah Camp-
He was a natural cattle- bell and Kara Campbell;
man who had a gentleness granddaughter Ava Minei-
that animals responded to. shi; brother Tom Camp-
He was referred to as the bell; and numerous neph-
“cattle whisperer” by his ews and nieces.
In lieu of flowers, con-
On August 20, 1960, he tributions in Mac’s mem-
married Veronica Doherty ory may be made to Vange
in Hermiston, Oregon. John Memorial Hospice
From that day a lifetime of education fund.
Please share memories
He had a lifelong inter- of Mac with his family at
est in education and served burnsmortuaryhermiston.
as chairman of the Herm- com. Arrangements by
iston School District Burns Mortuary of Herm-
Board and the Blue Moun- iston, Oregon.
Carl Herbert Palmer
October 28, 1935 — February 13, 2020
Carl Herbert Palmer, trips in Eastern Oregon
84, of Hermiston, Oregon, Lakes, rivers, and streams
passed February 13, 2020, along with annual salmon
peacefully with family by trips, or smelt fishing were
common with the family.
Carl H. Palmer was Many of his kids’ friends
born October 28,
1935, in Oregon
like family and
would soon find
the son of Cora
comed at camp-
Adele and John
it was fishing,
Carl was the
hunting or riding
est of 15 sib-
lings. On Octo-
ber 14, 1955, he
As a parent he
Arlene Akins at the Pres- Hermiston wrestling team
byterian Church in Spring- during the 1970s, travel-
ing with other parents, and
C.H. again with grandchildren.
Carl Palmer is sur-
Palmer Roofing, Sid-
ing and Insulation busi- vived by his wife Alice
ness in Redmond, Ore- Arlene Palmer; two broth-
gon, in 1964 and moved ers, Arthur Lee Palmer and
his business to Hermiston Edward Eldon Palmer;
in 1969. He taught his chil- son and daughter-in-law
dren what hard work was Don Lewis and Lori Ann
all about. Many family Palmer; son Michael John
members and kids’ friends Palmer; son Kenneth
worked with Carl. Carl Roy Palmer; 11 grand-
had a reputation of quality children; 24 great-grand-
workmanship and excel- children;
lent customer service. He great-great-grandchildren.
was known for his sense of
Carl Palmer was pre-
humor and stickler for per- ceded in death by his
fection. Carl sold his roof- daughter, Beverly Ann
ing business in the 1990s.
Palmer Clinkenbeard; a
Carl remodeled the grandson, Trampis Lee
Kiddi-Korner with his Palmer; a great-grandson,
wife Alice and together Brok David Palmer; his
they ran the restaurant for parents; and 12 siblings.
many years. He liked serv-
A graveside service will
ing patrons, visiting with be held on Saturday, Feb-
them while Alice cooked. ruary 22, 2020, at 10 a.m.
As many know the Kid- at Hermiston Cemetery,
di-Korner was a place to Hermiston, Oregon.
visit and relax with a full
Please share memories
of Carl with his family at
Carl loved to hunt burnsmortuaryhermiston.
and fish. Hunting on the com. Arrangements by
North Fork of the John Burns Mortuary of Herm-
Day River, many fishing iston, Oregon.
Colleen Kaye Winters
October 27, 1952 — February 3, 2020
Colleen Kaye Winters ardy.” Nothing brought
passed away on Febru- Colleen more joy than
ary 3, 2020, in Raymond, spending time with her
Washington. She was born grandchildren.
Colleen was preceded
on October 27, 1952, in
in death by her
ifornia, to Rich-
ard and Flora
fer Cianni, hus-
band Colin, and
In 1970 Col-
from John Mar-
shall High School
survived by her
in Portland, Ore-
son Andrew and
ter Maegan and
Winters on Sep-
tember 20, 1975, in Port- husband Rudd Skoubo,
land, Oregon. Colin died sister Peggy Jester, and
four grandchildren: Chel-
Colleen moved to East- sea, Andrew, Alyssa and
ern Oregon in 1991 with Reid.
A funeral service was
her husband and chil-
dren. There she contin- held Monday, February
ued to work in the banking 17, 2020, at 11 a.m. at St.
Henry Catholic Church,
Colleen enjoyed sitting 346 N.W. First St. in
in the sunshine, shopping, Gresham, Oregon. Col-
particularly for antiques, leen will be buried next to
and collecting owls. She her husband Colin at Wil-
also enjoyed watching lamette National Ceme-
MLB baseball and “Jeop- tery in Portland, Oregon.
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