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John D Schuening

January 24, 1956 ~ August 27, 2017 (age 61)
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John D. Schuening of Echo, Oregon, was born on January 24, 1956 in Dayton, Washington to parents, Fred and Mary “Willadeane” Greatorex Schuening. He passed away on August 27, 2017 in Hermiston, Oregon at the age of 61 years. John was raised and attended schools in Pilot Rock and later Stanfield, Oregon where he graduated in the class of 1974. He and Donna Lang lived for several years in Turner, Oregon before moving to Echo, Oregon in 2014 where they have lived since. John enjoyed fishing, the outdoors and collecting things.

He is survived by his son: Jason Schuening, Flagstaff, AZ; longtime companion: Donna Lang, Echo, OR; sister: Jana (Dan) Kenshol, Hermiston, OR; brothers: Ron (Nelda) Schuening, Palestine, TX, Randy (Marion) Schuening, Pilot Rock, OR, Jerry (Debbie) Schuening, Stanfield, OR, Kris (Julie) Schuening, Umatilla, OR; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

John was preceded in death by his parents.

A private family gathering will be held.

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.   

      The Weaver

My life is but a weaving
   Between my Lord and me,
I cannot choose the colors
   He worketh steadily.

Oft times He weaveth sorrow
   And I in foolish pride
Forget He sees the upper
   And I, the underside.

Not till the loom is silent
   And the shuttles cease to fly
Shall God unroll the canvas
   And explain the reason why.

The dark threads are as needful
   In the Weaver's skillful hand
As the threads of gold and silver
   In the pattern He has planned.

                          –B.M. Franklin

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