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April 26, 1930 - December 5, 2020: Grandpa had only one hobby: his love of fishing.

Donald L. LahrMaster Sergeant, Donald L. Lahr went to meet his maker on December 5th, 2020, in Portland, Oregon.

Donald was born in Sublimity, Oregon on April 26, 1930, to Frank and Dot Lahr. He was the 12th child and youngest of Frank and Dot. He is the last to survive of all the children.

He grew up and graduated from Seaside, Oregon until he joined the Army/Navy at the age of 18, in which he served four years. He then completed his service to our country for another 26 years in the U.S. Air Force before retiring on August 31, 1977.

Following his retirement from the armed services, he worked for the St. Helens Post Office for 15 years until his final retirement.

He found the love of his life, Olga E. (Krehle) Lahr while stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Upon returning to the states, they were married in Elko, Nevada on February 8, 1968. They made their final home in St. Helens, Oregon. She preceded him in death on March 28, 2017.

He is survived by his daughters, Rose Jensen (Don) of Columbia City and Terri Knowles (Warren) of Portland; grandchildren, Jennifer Higgins, Sara Mills and Joshua Knowles; great-grandchildren are Brianna Higgins and Malcolm Knowles.

Grandpa had only one hobby: his love of fishing. He fished the Northwest, including Alaska, which was one his happiest moments.

It was his request to be placed beside his wife at Columbia Memorial Gardens. Due to the COVID pandemic, there will be no funeral or celebration of life services.

Having been a life-long member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and a great supporter of the VFW, we ask that donations can be sent to either organization in his honor.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Columbia Funeral Home, 503-397-1154.

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