VIRGIL J. LUCHT
January 16, 1936 - April 26, 2014
VIRGIL J. LUCHT, 78, a resident of Salem died Saturday, April 26, 2014 in the Dallas Retirement Village. He was born on January 16, 1936, the youngest child of Hayo G. and Viola Blanche McDonald Lucht in Cushing, Nebraska. He moved to Oregon City in 1947 and Salem in 1950. Here, he attended North Salem High. In 1955, he enlisted in the Marine Corp and served for four years. While living in Medford he met his future wife, Rosemary "Rosie" Shaul while she was a waitress in a Chinese Restaurant. They were joined together on February 20, 1963 in Medford. They moved to Willamina where their children were raised and went to school. They made Salem their home in 1980.
Virgil worked as a millworker, truck driver and retired in the late 1990's from Norbest Turkey's as a supervisor in hauling for the plant in West Salem. He returned to drive truck for several other companies in his post retirement life. He was a member of the NRA, McMinnville Elks and loved the outdoors hunting, fishing, camping, playing golf and enjoyed bowling. He loved his family first and foremost!
He is survived by his sons Raymond (Terrie) Locke of Dallas, Ronnie (Charlotte) Locke of Salem and daughter Roberta "Bert" Waddell of Dallas along with four grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Rosie on February 23, 2011, a granddaughter Angela Brock, brothers Gerald, Richard, Howard, Loren, sisters Hazel, Dorothy, Pearl and Ruth.
Viewing will be from 4:00 to 8:00pm Thursday, May 1st in the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Funeral services will begin at 11:00am Friday, May 2nd in the mortuary. Interment will follow in Restlawn with military honors presented. To leave a message or memory for the family please go to www.dallastribute.com.
Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center
287 SW Washington St Dallas, OR 97338
Published in StatesmanJournal on Apr. 30, 2014