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R.W. 'Wally' Kirsher

Wally was born on July 3, 1917 in Valley Junction (West — Des Moines), Iowa to Wray and Maude Kirsher. After graduating from Valley — High in 1935, he worked for a time as a golf caddy and then delivered — bread for Supreme Baking Company. It was at this time he met the love — of his life, Margaret Schulz, at a skating rink. They were married on — November 16, 1940 in Bethany, Missouri.

Wally served in the Army Air Corp during World War II — where he flew thirty-two combat missions as a Gunnery Sergeant in the — lead aircraft. He was awarded four Bronze Stars for the Normandy, Air — Offensive Europe, Northern France and Germany campaigns. He also received — a Good Conduct Medal and a Distinguished Flying Cross. Following his honorable — discharge in 1945, he and Margaret first settled in Medford and then moved — to Ashland in 1951. In February 1990, they relocated to Talent. Together — they owned and operated A.A. Electric in Ashland from 1950 until retirement — in 1980.

His hobbies included golf, bowling, fishing, jigsaw puzzles — and a good game of cards - be it gin rummy, cribbage or poker. Both he — and Margaret were avid fans of the Ashland High Grizzly football team. — They had season tickets on the 50-yard line for more than 45 years, only — relinquishing their seats in 2003 when they moved to Hillsboro, Oregon — to be closer to their children. Before relocating, Wally was active in — the Phoenix First Presbyterian Church and was also a 50-year member of — the Ashland Elks Lodge.

In addition to his wife and best friend of 63 years, Wally — is survived by his son Ron (wife Diane) of Portland, Oregon, his daughter — Vicki of Vancouver, Washington and his four grandchildren Jeff (wife Maria), — Kathy, Robbie, and Mark all of Portland. His parents and his three brothers — Larry, Bill and Wray preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, August — 6, at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 S.E. Mt. Scott Blvd., Portland, — OR. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be — made to, Dogs for the Deaf, 10175 Wheeler Road, Central Point, OR 97502.

Richard L. Rothschiller Richard Lyle Rothschiller, — 65, of Ashland, died Friday, July 30, 2004, at Linda Vista Care Center, — Ashland. Arrangements: Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland.

Steven N. Weick Steven N. Weick, 48, of Ashland, — died July 30, 2004. Memorial services will be at 5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. — 8 at the Ashland Foursquare Church. Arrangements: Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral — Home, Ashland.