Flora, Wallowa County, Oregon
Falling Tree Kills Raymon Bork
While Cutting Wood On Day Ridge
Funeral services for Ramon L. Bork, who was killed Monday morning, November 21, 1949 about 10:30 by a falling tree, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Bollman Chapel, with the American Legion in charge of the services. Burial will be in the Enterprise cemetery.
Ramon was cutting wood logs and while falling a tree the top broke off, striking him and killing him instantly.
Ramon Louis Bork was born near Flora February 15, 1924 to Mr. and Mrs. Ira H. Bork and had lived his entire life on Day Ridge, with the exception of the time he spent in the service during World War II. He entered the service February 16, 1943, and served as a medical aidman in the 310th Infantry Division until his discharge on October 19, 1945, serving in the campaigns in Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. He was awarded the Bronze Star medal, the Purple Heart, good conduct medal, and European African Middle Eastern Campaign medal with four bronze service stars.
Surviving to mourn his untimely passing are his father and mother, three brothers, Everett and Neal of Day Ridge, and Ivan of Baker, and four sisters, Alma Gribling, of Joseph, and Ila, Erma and Rita of day Ridge, and also several aunts and uncles, cousins, and a host of friends.
Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday November 24, 1949, Front Page