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John F. Gettel

1936 - 2020
John F. Gettel Obituary
John F. Gettel
Nov. 21, 1936 - Jan. 7, 2020
Beloved teacher John Frank Gettel passed away Jan. 7, 2020, at the age of 83.
He was born in Oregon City to Margaret and Frank Gettel, the oldest of five boys and grew up on a farm on South Highland Road.
A gifted athlete, John graduated from Oregon City High School in 1955. After falling in love with Barbara Sosnovske in high school, John graduated in 1959 with a bachelor's in elementary education. They were married June 17, 1961 and settled in Oregon City. Over 30 years of teaching he taught at Jennings Lodge, Sunset and Stafford schools.
John and Barbara had three childeren: Brad, Becky and Gary of Oregon City. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and brother, Ed. John is survived by his children; and daughter-in-law, Kelly; grandchildren, McKenna, Jake and Jonathan; brothers, Bob (and Shirley), Jerry (and Dona), Bill (and Terry) and Judy Gettel.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at Zion Lutheran Church, 720 Jefferson Street in Oregon City.
The family is requesting donations to the .
Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
Published in The Oregonian from Jan. 20 to Jan. 22, 2020
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