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Duane Gagner


August 15, 2018

May 27, 1931 – Aug. 3, 2018

Duane Ronald Gagner, 87, of Sweet Home died Aug. 3, 2018 at Evergreen Hospice House in Albany after suffering a stroke on July 31.

He was born May 27, 1931 in Lignite, N.D. to Philius and Nellie (Pierce) Gagner.

When he was 5, his family migrated to Oregon, settling in Woodburn. In the 1940s they moved to Portland, settling in the Hollywood District.

Mr. Gagner attended Grant High School. After school, he worked at Pacific Fruit before enlisting in the Navy where he served as a gunner's mate on the USS Halsey Powell and drove supply truck in Yokosuka, Japan....

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