Lee E Kaskela
September 26, 1963 - December 1, 2017
Lee E. Kaskela passed away on Friday, Dec 1, 2017 at 8:55 pm at the Salem Hospital. He was born on Sept. 26, 1963 in Barstow, California to Deanna & Edwin Kaskela. He was a dependant of a Marine, he had lived in California, Hawaii and Oregon. Lee has lived in Salem since 1968. He went to school at Sweagle Elementary, Waldo Middle School and North Salem High. On Oct. 18,1977 Lee was delivering newspapers when he was hit by a pick-up truck and was taken to the ER with major injuries. His healing took almost a year, the injuries he received did affect the rest of his life. He enjoyed CB radios, video games, movies, feeding the ducks, riding his scooter with his mom, and fishing at Lake Hebo, Oregon and Newport, Oregon on the wharf, and his pets. His chihuahua Missy Lou Bubba is missing him deeply. Lee's health started deteriorating in 2012, he lost his leg below the knee from complications of diabetes. On Thanksgiving of 2016 he was admitted to the ER for medical issues. He remained in the Hospital for a few months then came home only to return to the hospital and then into a healthcare facility. Lee came home on Nov. 15 2017, spent a few days with family. The day before Thanksgiving he was returned to the ER and then ICU. He lost his final fight for life at 8:55 pm. on Dec. 1, 2017.
Lee is survived by his mother Dee & Ed Kaskela, 2 sisters Dorothy Schroeder and Tina Lehman. The gentle giant will be missed by family and friends.
Visitation will be12:Noon to 3:00pm Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.