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Victor J. Zdeb, 61, died July 22 at Evergreen Healthcare. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.

Victor was born Dec. 30, 1946, in Germany. He immigrated to Chicago with his parents at the age of 5, earned his naturalization papers at 16, and attended four years of college at University of Illinois at Carbondale, where he discovered a passion for computers that would last all his life.

He was fascinated by technology even as a child and took great pleasure in fixing things. His mother remembers when, as a young boy of only 7, he took apart their first color TV while she was out. “It was a very large TV,” she recalls, “and there were lots of pieces. But I told him to put it back together, and he did. He could fix anything.”

Vic dabbled in many diverse careers before retiring to Hilgard with his wife of 35 years, taking a job as an electrician at Boise Cascade in 1997. Two years later he left Boise to pursue his dream of running his own business of repairing and building computers.

His zest for life, his kindness of heart and his generosity of spirit made friends of everyone he met, with whom he shared much pleasure hunting, fishing, picking huckleberries and philosophizing.

His courage, sense of humor and tremendous will to live won the admiration of the physicians, surgeons and other medical staff who battled for over two years to keep him alive.

His daughter Michelle says her father taught her how to view the world with an open mind and a critical eye. His eldest daughter Jennifer described her father as an intellect, enjoying chess or a lively debate. He was known for his love of music, nature and critters.

He is survived by his mother, Katherine; former wife, Anita, and their daughter Jennifer; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by wife, Cynthia; daughter, Michelle; son-in law, James Grana; two grandchildren; brother-in-law, Kris Syska; and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, John; granddaughter, Jenna; and sister, Julie.

Contributions for final expenses can be sent in care of Loveland Funeral Chapel at 1508 Fourth St. in La Grande.

The Observer – August 2, 2008



MLA Source Citation:

White, Judy Wallis. Union County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by AccessGenealogy.com. Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 28 July 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/idaho/zdeb-victor-j-obituary.htm - Last updated on May 19th, 2012


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