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Robert Lee Wenker

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Robert Lee Wenker passed away peacefully February 6, 2014 in Hillsboro, Ore. He was 86. Born in Bovey, Minn., he moved with parents, Ambrose and Pearl, to Ashland, Ore. in 1934 where he attended school and earned a GED in 1947.


He worked as a log loader, truck driver, and was owner/operator of Ashland Sanitary Service from 1967 until retiring to Portland in 1992. Robert married Lois Melcher in 1953 celebrating 61 years in June.


He is survived by Lois; brother, Bill; sister, Doris; sons, Wynn and Lynn; and daughter, Troy; along with 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life is scheduled in March for family and close friends. The family suggests remembrances be sent to Providence Hospice Services 6410 NE Halsey #300 Portland, Oregon 97213.

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