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Jeffrey C. Ekstrand

March 4, 1960 - November 3, 2017

Jeffrey Carl Ekstrand, age 57, passed away on Novermber 3, 2017 after a brief but painful battle with lung cancer.  Jeff was the third of four children by Virgel and Teresa Ekstrand of Salem, Oregon.  Jeff is preceded in passing by his parents and is survived by sister Jennifer Corak of Sitka, Alaska, brother Craig Ekstrand of Portland, Oregon and brother Kevin Ekstrand of Arlington, Washington.  Jeff attended St John’s Lutheran church during his younger days growing up in our family.
Jeff was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing in particular.  He also drove on off-road trails on his endure motorcycle, which was his only motorized transportation in later years.  Jeff enjoyed working on several project cars as a hobby.  Jeff had been recovering from a schizophrenia diagnosis in his late 30s and was always moving forward with a positive attitude and determined spirit.
Visitation is Friday Nov. 10, 2017 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service at 605 Commercial St SE, Salem, Oregon and a graveside service will be held on Saturday Nov. 11, 2017 at 11:00 am at City View Cemetery at 390 Hoyt St. S. Salem, Oregon.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society .


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I miss Jeff a lot and wish I had been able to do more things with him over the years. At least the pain is gone now. Jeff was always a great friend and brother. It is a shame he was taken away from us so soon.