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Donald E. Traeger

Donald E. Traeger, 82 of Medford, Ore. passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at his home. He was born November 14, 1931 in Hastings, Neb. to Carl and Leora Traeger.

Donald joined the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War. He moved to the Rogue Valley in 1970 from Kenasaw, Neb. He and Jan married June 10, 1972 in Medford, Ore. He worked as a mechanic in the valley for many years. Donald enjoyed camping and flying (he was a pilot since he was 16). He was a member of Harvest Baptist Temple and CAP.

Donald is survived by his wife, Jan; sons, Richard of Medford, Ore., Mike of Lebanon, Ore., Dan of Birmingham, Ala., Brad of Central Point, Ore., Steve of Palmer, Alaska, and David of Medford, Ore.; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Harvest Baptist Temple, 2001 South Columbia, Medford, Ore. Pastor Bob Gass will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to HIS Wings Aviation Ministries, P.O. Box 174, Murphy, OR 97533 www.flyhiswings.org or Harvest Baptist Temple.


Donald E. Traeger