Schuchardt, Kenneth D. – Obituary

Kenneth D. Schuchardt, 74, of McMinnville, Ore., a former longtime Baker County resident, died Nov. 2, 2007, at the Willamette Valley Medical center in McMinnville.

He had lived at Oakwood Country Place care home for almost a year before entering the hospital.

Arrangements for cremation will be by Crown Memorial Center in Tualatin. At his request, there will be no funeral.

Ken was born in September 1933 at Oakdale, Neb., to Raymond and Ada Schuchardt. His family moved to Oregon when he was small. He was barber at Lafayette for several years and then moved to Sumpter.

He operated Ken’s Barber Shop on Broadway in Baker City for many years. He was also co-owner with Roxanna in a second-hand store on Broadway Street.

He served in the U.S. Air Force and spent four years in the military during the Korean War. His hobbies were hunting and fishing and he would spend all his extra time outdoors when he was not working. He loved to cut his own firewood and roam the mountains around Sumpter and Baker City.

He was a member of the American Legion at McMinnville and Baker City. he was loved by almost everyone who knew him and they loved his smile. He will be greatly missed by those who really loved him and the great friends he made through the years, his family said.

Survivors include three sisters and a brother, Geraldine Lasniewski and her husband, Ray, of Turner, Donna Dillin, of Vancouver, Wash., Gerald Schuchardt of Junction City, and Karen Carmichael and her husband, Carl, of Hillsboro; his life time partner, Roxanna “Rocky” Schuchardt of Sheridan, and her children, Terry Victoria and family of Dundee, Kerry Douglas and family of Nampa, Idaho, Laurie Morris and family of Colorado Springs, Colo., Marlene Phillips and family of Portland, Jonni Maben and family of Newberg, and Skip Davis of Colorado Springs, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond; mother, Ada; twin brother, Keith, who was also a barber in Baker City; and a son, David Schuchardt.

Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, November 15, 2007
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor


White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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