John Laurance Levanger, 41, died July 2, 2008.
The rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at Vale. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Burial will be at the Ironside Cemetery in Ironside.
John was born on Sept. 28, 1967, at Ontario to Jerry and Nancy Levanger.
He was raised at Vale, Brogan and Juntura. John was a 1985 Vale Union High School graduate and continued to live in the Vale area. He was an avid hunter and fisherman – some of John’s greatest friendships began with the question “Hey John, do you know where I could get an elk?”
It never mattered how old or young the hunter was, John was always glad to take them out for what many have described as the adventure of their lifetime, his family said.
Survivors include his father and mother, Jerry and Nancy Levanger of Vale, Oregon; brother, J.R. Levanger of Cow Valley; sister, Billy (Chris) Barrett of Kuna, Idaho; nephew, Charlie Barrett of Kuna, Idaho; grandmother, Maria Laurance of Vale; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Lienkaemper Thomason Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 8, 2008
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor