Orum Delbert Medsker (June 8, 1915 - July 23, 2014)

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Orum Delbert Medsker was born June 8, 1915, and died at age 99 on July 23, 2014, at home in Sequim.

Orum was born in Entiat, Washington, to John W. Medsker and Idyl R. Bullock. He had one sister and four brothers.

The Medskers moved in 1926 to Sequim, where Orum graduated from Sequim High School, after which he briefly attended the University of Washington.

He married Cora E. McGlothern on September 1, 1940.

He worked for the Rayonier paper mill in Port Angeles for five years. In 1945, he began working for the Clallam County Road Department as well as operating a small dairy farm on their 14-acre farm in Sequim.

Orum and Cora had one son, Keith, in 1943.

Orum retired from farming in 1963 and as the county road supervisor in 1978. While pursuing these careers and after retirement, Orum was very active in the Sequim Masonic Lodge and the grange. He also did a lot of traveling with Cora after she retired.

Cora died March 1, 1989.

On a seniors' trip to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in October of 1989, he met Agnes E. Rasmussen, also a Sequim resident, and they were married on September 29, 1990.

Orum is survived by his son, Keith Medsker, and grandsons Scott Medsker of Seattle, Washington, and Brent Medsker of Portland, Oregon.

Orum is also survived by his stepchildren, Elaine (Wendell) Johnson of Port Angeles; Robert Rasmussen of Anchorage, Alaska; and Ronald Rasmussen and his wife, Mary Molthen, of Chico, California.

Services on Saturday, September 6, will be as follows:

■ 10 a.m. memorial service at Faith Lutheran Church, located at 382 West Cedar Street, Sequim.

■ 11:30 a.m. graveside service at Sequim View Cemetery, 1505 Sequim-Dungeness Way, handled by his Masonic Brothers.

■ 2 p.m. celebration of life at the Monterra Clubhouse, located at 22 Circle Drive in Port Angeles.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Aug. 17, 2014
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