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Dean Arlen Rudishauser

September 30, 1940 - September 5, 2016


Dean Arlen Rudishauser, of Salem returned home to our Heavenly Father on-September 5, 2016.  Dean was born on September 30, 1940, in Silverton, Oregon to Henry and Frieda Rudishauser- and has two younger brothers, Rodney and John.He graduated from Silverton High School..Has three children, Lisa Buntjer, Debra McAhren, and Aaron Rudishauser. Has six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, as well as nieces, nephews and many cousins. Sold insurance for several years, worked for Warren Northwest of Salem as a supervisor. Then got his license and  was a general contractor for years had a business of remodel,repairs,decks, pole barns additions etc.with Aaron working with his dad.  Dean was an avid fisherman, hunter made and flew model airplanes and was very skillful at what he did, always had a wonderful garden, and shared with many. Went on lots of hunting trips with family,grandchildren -brothers,nephews. Dean was a great cook and excellent pie baker and always had fresh pies on their hunting and camping trips  .
He was a member of  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had many callings, Elders Quorum President, counselor in two Bishoprics, High priest group leader, High Councilman, teacher in primary, Ward Mission Leader, Sunday School President and served faithfully wherever he was called.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jeanie,his children, Lisa Buntjer, Debra McAhren and Aaron Rudishauser, brothers Rod and John Rudishauser, as well as nieces, nephews.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 10, 2016, at 11:00a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 570 Madison Street NE in Salem for all who wish to attend.  The family wishes to thank the many friends, for their love and kindness.  

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Dean, a good friend to everyone, always laughed and had wonderful life stories to tell. If you needed anything, he and his wife, Jeanie, were right there as fast and a car could get them to you. His love for life, his wife, his family, and Benson and Buster his beloved dogs, and his friends will be a long, long-lasting memory for all who knew him. I, for one, am glad to know him and will look for his smile when it is my turn to go home.
Sheila Somerville



Had great times fishing with Dean, Bless you Jeannie and the Rudishauser Family !