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Louis S. VanDatta Jr.

May 30, 1937 October 11, 2019
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Louis S. VanDatta Jr. departed this life October 11, 2019. He passed away under the amazing care of staff at OHSU in Portland with family and friends by his side. He was born to Louis and Narvene Barr VanDatta on May 30, 1937 in Portland, OR.
Louis graduated from McMinnville High School, Class of ’55. He served in the US Army from 1960 – 1962. He retired from the creamery in McMinnville (Darigold and Farmer’s Co-op Creamery during his time there) after 30 years as a mechanic and truck driver.
Louis enjoyed fishing, fishing, and more fishing. Clam digging for razor clams was also a favorite. After retirement, woodworking/refinishing nearly became his next career. He also enjoyed gathering and drying his famous walnuts, volunteering at Habitat for Humanity, road trips to the coast or up to Canada to see family, growing veggies in his garden, staying social with coffee group of friends at the fast food place of choice for the day, playing with the (great) grandchildren out in “grandpa’s garage”, and loving on his grand-dogs.
Surviving is his wife of 52-years, Anita; his daughters Jeanette Henton (husband Eric) of McMinnville and Heather VanDatta of Bend; grandchildren Kyle, Kimberlee (fiance Ben), and Avery; great grandchildren Madilee, Taylee and Kohen, grand-dogs Shasta and McKinley; brother Bill VanDatta of California and sister Janice White (husband David) of Canada. He was preceded in death by a sister, Susan Enzor of Oregon.
Service for Louis will be Monday, October 21, 2019 at 11:00 am at Chapel of Macy and Son. Memorial donations may be given to Habitat for Humanity or Homeward Bound Pets c/o Macy and Son Funeral Directors.


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Monday

21

Oct

11:00 AM 10/21/2019 11:00:00 AM
Macy & Son Funeral Directors

135 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

Memorial donations may be given to Habitat for Humanity or Homeward Bound Pets c/o Macy and Son Funeral Directors

Macy & Son Funeral Directors
135 NE Evans Street McMinnville 97128 OR
United States
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