Location: Coos Bay, Oregon, United States

Born in 1915,in North Bend, Oregon. I will be 93 years old on Aug 8, 2008. I graduated in 1940 from Colorado School of Mines as a Geologist. My first job out of college was working for an oil cdompany in the swamps out of Morgan City, Louisiana. In December 1940, I was drafted into the U.S. Army as a buck private. My year was almost up, when Pearl Harbor hit. They sent me to Officer Candidate School, where I became an officer at Ft. Belvoir in the Army Engineers., 4 years later, I left the service as a Captain. I then worked for HYumble Oil (Now Exxon-Mibil) in the Houson, Tx. office as a specialist in the study of underground oil and gas reserrves. In 1947 I returned to Coos Bay, Or. spent 19 years in the restaurant business, built a bowling alley, owned 3 service stations and 17 years in the real estate business. I retired at age 65 in 1980. I then got involved with the mining business in gold silver and zinc. Like the old saying, "what goes around, comes around." I started with mining and end up with mining. My wife, Kay and I celebrated our 65th Wedding Anniv. We have 3 fine kids, One girl and two boys.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

There are 470 families rfegistered at Holy Redeemer. The North Bend church is approx. the same size as St. Monica in Coos Bay. The copper clad steeple on the North end of the church is 72 feet tall with a five foot stain less steel cross mounted on top. Phil Goetschalckx, did the welding for the cross and the Rose window above the altar. Redwood siding covers the outside of the church. The building is 48' x 140' or 6,720 sq. ft. and seats 340 people. There is room for 70 or more, using chairs for maximum crowds.


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