Obituary: Robert Peckfelder

Robert Peckfelder, 64, of Sweet Home, died May 28, 2010 at his home.

He was born June 16, 1945 in Kingsburg, Calif., to Lawrence E. and Lois Jean (Schrandt) Peckfelder.

Mr. Peckfelder served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968. He moved to Sweet Home 35 years ago.

He was a member of the Sweet Home Evangelical Church and of the Kiwanis Club. He participated in the Starfish Ministries missions to the Philippines. He was a teacher, a paramedic, and worked for the U.S. Forest Service in the summer. He was a registered nurse and had worked in Corvallis ICU, Lebanon emergency room, and was working at Oregon State Hospital at the time of his death.

He loved fishing, camping, and spending time with friends over a cup of coffee.

He is survived by his wife, Jan; sons David of Lebanon and Joe of Westerly, R.I.; brother John of Clovis, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 5, at Sweet Home Evangelical Church. Memorial contributions can be sent in his name to Starfish Ministries Unlimited, P.O. Box 71, Lebanon, OR 97355.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.