Frank Van Driesche, 88, of Portland, a former Baker City resident, died March 27, 2006.
Frank was born on Dec. 22, 1918, at Baker City to Julius and Alida Van Driesche. He was the youngest of four children.
He attended St. Francis Academy at Baker City and went to Oregon State University at Corvallis. He graduated at Mount Angel with a bachelor of arts degree. He worked for the IRS for a few years before starting his own accounting business in Portland.
He and Margaret Hager were married on Nov. 22, 1947, at St. Rose of Lima Church. They lived in Portland and had seven children. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, No. 678, and the Elks Lodge.
Frank was a successful business man and accountant with a love of vegetable gardening, baseball and almost all sports.
He died peacefully surrounded by his wife and family who loved him very much. The family expressed special thanks to the staff on 5G at Providence Hospital for their patience, humor, and sincere caring for Frank and his family during the final days.
Survivors include his wife; two brothers; seven children, Diane Burke, Patty Rubin, Carolyn Jeschke, Linda Hungerford, Suzan Rowe, Frank Van Driesche and Mary Flesey; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The Rose City Cemetery & Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 7, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor