OCEAN PARK - Donald Robert Klecker, 87, of Ocean Park died of natural causes on Dec. 30, 2006. The son of Emil and Bertha (Kolassa) Klecker, he was born March 31, 1919, in Kelso.

He graduated from high school in Molalla, Ore., in 1937. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in the South Pacific.

On Oct. 5, 1940, he married Elsie Hill. For many years they lived in Cathlamet.

Mr. Klecker worked for Crown Zellerbach Corporation for over 40 years, retiring at age 62 as a maintenance manager. In 1983, Mr. and Mrs. Klecker moved to Ocean Park for the last years of their retirement.

Survivors include their children, Keith Klecker of Scappoose, Ore., and Darlene Nutter of Jacksonville, Fla.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death in 2003.

Private inurnment was held at Greenwood Cemetery in Cathlamet. Memorial contributions are suggested to Scappoose Rural Fire Protection District, P.O. Box 625, Scappoose, OR 97056.

Arrangements by Dowling Funeral Home of Cathlamet.

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