Raymond Gene Gressel

June 14, 1931 ˜ October 9, 2021

Raymond Gene Gressel born June 14,1931 in Portland, OR, passed Oct. 9, 2021, at the age of 90 in Vancouver, WA.
He grew up in SE Portland and was employed by the the DuPont corporation for 45 years starting in the warehouse of their paint division at the age of 19 and rising to the position of regional supervisor for that division for the Pacific NW and Hawaii. He loved the mountains and climbed Mt. Hood as a member of Mazama’s in his teenage years. During his teenage years he lived in a lumber camp in Gales Creek area with his uncle walking 12 miles to school everyday at Forest Grove High School. In his retirement years he followed his lifelong dream to drive the Alaskan Highway to the tundra as well as his passion for woodworking creating beautiful pieces of furniture and toys which he delighted in bestowing on his family, friends and neighbors. He will be dearly missed.
Burial will be Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. Lincoln Memorial Park, 11801 SE Mount Scott Blvd Portland, OR. Family and friends are invited to attend.
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Published by The Columbian on Nov. 14, 2021.
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Graveside service
Lincoln Memorial Park
11801 S.E. Mount Scott Blvd., OR
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