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Delmar Warkentin


July 30, 1936 - Jan. 1, 2018

Delmer Warkentin, 81, of Oregon City, was surrounded by his family as he passed away peacefully Mon., Jan. 1, 2018 at Legacy Hopewell House in Portland.

Del is survived by his wife, Pat, of 57 years; daughters, Shelley (Gaylen) Miller and Jill (Kent) Cox; brother, Al (Agnes) Warkentin; sister Lois Schmidt; many grandchildren, nieces, nephews; and extended family. Del was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all.

Del was a passionate and energetic man. He taught high school science for 21 years and built houses and apartments during the summer months. After leaving the field of education, Del and his wife, Pat, served the hearing impaired from their Beltone Hearing Center office in Bend, and then from their Heritage Hearing Center office in Oregon City. They sold their business and retired in 2014.

Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m., Thurs., Jan. 11; and 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Fri., Jan. 12 at Dallas Tribute Center, 287 SW Washington Street, Dallas. The graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at Dallas Cemetery, 2065 SW Fairview Avenue, Dallas.

To celebrate Del’s life, a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 13 at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, 4040 Sunset Drive, Lake Oswego.

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Memorial donations may be made in Del’s name to one of the following organizations; World Vision Bangledesh Child Labor Project, c/o Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, 4040 Sunset Drive, Lake Oswego, OR 97035 or Good Samaritan Foundation – Hopewell House, PO Box 4484, Portland, OR 97208.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Legacy hospice staff for their loving care and support.

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