La Grande, Oregon
Jeffrey Lynn Rachau, 57, of La Grande died at his home Oct. 30 after a long illness. A memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St.
Jeff was born July 26, 1950, to George E. and Beverly J. (Powell) Rachau in La Grande. He attended La Grande High School and went into military service at the end of his senior year. Jeff served two tours in Vietnam as a radio operator. He also attended three years of auto mechanic school in Portland. He married the former Jeanne Larkin in Reno, Nev., on March 22, 1999.
Jeff enjoyed playing drums; hunting deer, elk, pheasant, ducks and other animals; and trout fishing. He was also an avid handyman.
He is survived by his two children, Brandon Wiggins of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Brian Wiggins of La Grande; stepchildren, Steven Lee Smith of La Grande and Jessie Marie Smith of Pendleton; three grandchildren; and several aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his parents.
La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending November 3, 2007 – Published: November 3, 2007