Charles Wayne Gaede was born on July 29, 1952 in Pendleton, Oregon the son of Manley Sr and Frances (Sager) Gaede. He passed away at his home in Stanfield on Sunday May 27, 2018 at the age of 65.
Charles served in the Oregon Army National Guard where he obtained the rank of First Sergeant was an Armor Recon Specialist and a sharpshooter. In the years before retiring, he helped open the Hermiston Army National Guard station. He retired after over twenty years of service. He also worked as a Diesel Mechanic for the Oregon Highway Dept and later for Con Agra Foods working twenty years for each.
Charles served on the Stanfield City Council for eight years. He had been a coach for Stanfield Little League for several years. He had a love for cars; working on them, racing them, enjoyed classic cars and watching NASCAR. He also enjoyed playing games, reading especially Louis L Amour books and spending time with his family. He enjoyed being the best husband, father and grandfather he could be.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Shelley; brothers, Butch, Clarence, Glen and David; sister, Sharon; and a granddaughter, Chianne.
He is survived by his wife; DeEtta; daughter, Casey (Randy); son, Jerry; granddaughters, Kylie, Jaime, Alyssa, Tori, Taylor and McKenzie; brothers, Joe, Gayle and Lee; honorary brother, Jr.; sisters, Karen, Vickie, Judy,Pat and Tina.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday June 2, 2018 at Burns Mortuary Chapel. Burial will follow in the Hermiston Cemetery.
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