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North Powder, Oregon
Marlin Irvin Ediger died April 21, 2003, from heart failure.
At Marlin’s request, there was no service. After cremation, a private burial was performed by his son at North Powder.
He was born Jan. 16, 1931, to Martha Stannel and John D. Ediger of Dallas. He married Mildred Louise Ediger, also of Dallas, on Aug. 22, 1952.
In 1960, the couple moved to North Powder, where he would spend his life between ranching and mill work. He finally had enough of pulling calves at 1 a.m. and feeding cattle at 20 degrees below and went to work for Boise Cascade, a job he retired from.
In his final years, Marlin was an employee of the city of North Powder as dog ordinance officer — a reflection of his lifelong love of animals, especially dogs and horses.
Marlin was “pure country” and enjoyed rodeos and gambling. He taught his children to ride before they could walk.
Marlin was a member of the Oregon National Guard. He was also a past member of the Lions Club of North Powder, holding office for several years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an older brother, Edwin Ediger; his sons, Mitchell Ediger and Lamar Ediger; and his wife, “the love of his life,” who died April 10, 1996.
Survivors include his children, Linda Louise Ediger of Tillamook, and Matthew Chet Ediger of Bakersfield, Calif.; a granddaughter, Tiffany Louise Ediger of Salem and a great-grandson Logan, also of Salem; a sister, Dorothy Jurgenson of Dallas; and a brother, Larry Ediger; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Ed and Jo Luthe of Salem and Don and Pat Swenson of Dallas, and brother-in-law, Doug Shore of Willowcreek, Calif.; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers or cards, memorial contributions may be made to the North Powder Fire Department through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, P.O. Box 26, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 2, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor