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Lewis Walling

Aug. 2, 1966 – Feb. 28, 2021

Lewis “Louie” Eugene Walling, 54, of Sweet Home died Feb. 28, 2021.

He was born Aug. 2, 1966 in Salem to Dale Eugene and Jane Bernice (Mowdy) Walling.

During his younger years he lived in Salem, Stayton and Aumsville. He had lived in Sweet Home for the last 23 years.

Mr. Walling worked in a mill several times during his life. He also worked as a sandblaster, landscaping and installing gutters. He enjoyed working up a sweat with hard labor.

Fishing was one of his passions. He also loved plants, fish tanks, the Seahawks, Oregon Ducks and sitting by the lake for lunch after a scenic drive. Most recently, he enjoyed shooting guns. He was a prankster and loved to laugh.

Mr. Walling is survived by his mother, Jane Bernice Mowdy of Graham, Wash.; two brothers, Lloyd Walling and Albert Sierra, both of Lebanon; two sisters JoAnn Wallling Schulz of Graham, and Maria Sierra of Aumsville; loving partner Catherine Strange of Sweet Home; Catherine’s children Sabrina, Gregory and Devennie; many grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dale Eugene Walling, on Sept. 2, 1996.

Viewing was held March 6 at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel, which is handling the arrangements.

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