Roger Loe, 83, of Silverton, passed away peacefully at home embraced by his loving family on Tuesday, September 20, 2011.
He was born to Oscar and Marie Loe, one of three children. With the exception of military service during the Korean War, Roger lived his entire life on the Evans Valley homestead founded by his Norwegian grandfather in 1902. Like his father and grandfather before him, Roger was well known as an innovative farmer, raising grass seed and other grain crops, as well as, Charolais cattle.
On May 20th of this year he celebrated 60 years of marriage with his wife, Pattie. Together they raised five children. In his later years, Roger retired from farming but never left the farm he loved, spending countless hours behind the wheel of his pickup watching the crops, chauffeuring Miss Pattie around, and visiting many friends in the area. In the early morning hours of nearly every day Roger could be found visiting with friends over coffee at the Towne House Restaurant.
He is survived by, his wife, Pattie; daughter, Largo (Will) Abshere; son, Greg (Joan); daughter, Ruthi (Greg) Nicholson; son, Kevin (Lori); daughters, Laurie (Randy) Steffen and Wendy (Scott) Feller; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Kathryn Adkins and Mary McNatt; and 5 nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Saturday, September 24, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Silverton. In lieu of flowers or plants, memorials may be made in memory of Roger to the Immanuel Lutheran Church.