Leo Thaut of Hermiston, Oregon, was born on June 17, 1927 in Union Gap, Washington to parents, Henry and Katherine Koch Thaut. He died on June 13, 2019 in Hermiston, Oregon at the age of 91 years. Growing up he worked on his stepfathers 1000 acre wheat ranch. Leo joined the United States Navy as a Yeoman 2nd Class and served in the Seabees where he learned the construction trade. He was honorably discharged and worked with his brother, Mason on a dairy farm. Leo was united in marriage to June Scarry on May 4, 1984 in San Jose, California. He worked in construction as a surveyor until retiring in 1989 and they moved to Washington State. They have lived in Hermiston, Oregon for the last 7 years. They were active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving on missions to St. Kitts & Nevis and Nauvoo, Illinois. Leo was dearly loved will be greatly missed by his family.
He is survived by his wife: June Thaut, Hermiston, OR; children: Sue Lincoln & husband Mel, Stockton, CA, Phil Thaut & wife Allison, Elk Ridge, UT, Jeff Thaut & wife Dona, Graham, WA, Annjanette Clayton, Hermiston, OR and Tony Duncan, Hermiston, OR; sister: Claire Tessier & her husband Ernie, San Jose, CA; 19 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Leo was preceded in death by his parents, siblings: Heine, Mason Ella & Art and a son-in-law: Gregory Clayton.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 850 SW 11th St., Hermiston, Oregon.
Burial with military honors will follow at the Hermiston Cemetery, Hermiston, Oregon.
In lieu of flowers please make contributions in Leo’s memory to Alzheimers Research at www.alz.org
Please share memories of Leo with his family at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.