Richard Fasteen

Died: Tue., May 28, 2019


Memorial Service

2:00 PM Sat., Jun. 15, 2019
Location: Burns Elks Lodge #1680


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Richard Lloyd Fasteen, 85 passed peacefully at St. Charles Medical Center onTuesday, May 28, 2019. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Burns, Oregon. Internment will be scheduled for a later date that will be shared during the memorial and will be held at the Willamette National Cemetery, Happy Valley, OR.

Richard was born on May 3, 1934 in Burns, the first child of Lloyd Theodore Fasteen and Elena Seva Jarvinen. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1954 having the honor to serve and protect our nation as he diligently elevated his military ranking to Master Chief. Richard traveled throughout many Naval ports and academies with many beloved submarine crewmates. Throughout his 21 year career, Richard lovingly acquired a few military nicknames such as, COB (Chief of Boat) and Dutch.

Richard married Marie Ann Schermerhorn and welcomed to his heart her daughter, Nancy on  December 16, 1961. In 1962, Richard and Marie lovingly adopted their daughter, Brenda. After 21 years of service with the Navy, Richard retired and moved his family to his hometown of Hines, OR. He followed in his father’s footsteps and began a career with the Edward Hines Lumber Company, and later retired from Snow Mountain Pine Lumber Company. Richard was very committed to the Elks organization serving as Trustee, Safety Officer, Bar Manager and finally Treasurer for many years and up until he passed away. Additionally, he committed much of his free time to assist the Elks Lodge with several aspects of charitable contributions to the community.

During their years in Oregon, Richard and Marie enjoyed camping and fishing the local mountains and fisheries, and gathering and golfing with local friends throughout Oregon. Additionally, they both loved to travel and visit children and grandchildren in Arizona and California.

Richard is survived by his brother Gerald Arthur Fasteen, daughter Nancy Margaret Miller and her husband Terry Wayne Miller, daughter Brenda Ann Barton, grandchildren Lynn Louise Crawford, Stephen Sirman Hart, James Richard Barton, Joshua Steven Barton, Jeremy Randal Barton, and Amanda Rose Barton; six great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Contributions in Richard’s memory can be made to Harney County Cancer Society (CAN Cancer) and can be mailed to LaFollette’s Chapel, PO Box 488; Burns, Oregon 97720.

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