Dana Franklin Walburn
October 28, 1933 - March 28, 2018
Dana F. Walburn, 84 years old, of Salem, Oregon, peacefully passed away at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, March.28, 2018. Born in Mason, West Virginia on October 28, 1933. Dana was the second of eight children. His parents, Raymond Walburn and Mary E. Harrison Walburn raised Dana, six brothers and one sister in Middleport, Ohio.
After graduating from Middleport High School, Dana enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he spent time in Korea. Upon returning, he met and married his wife, Beverly A. Peterson Walburn. They had two boys and one girl. Dana was a Medical Lab Technologist and spent the majority of his career working for the State of Oregon. He retired at the age of 55 years old. His retirement was spent enjoying his family, riding motorcycles and fishing. He was a lifelong member of S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A.. He sang with and was a former director of “The Salem SenateAires” barbershop chorus, and was the tenor for “The Represenatives” barbershop quartet for many, many wonderful years.
Dana is survived by his wife of 62 years, Beverly A. Peterson Walburn, his son Brian D. Walburn, (Sheryl Richards), daughter, Cathy S. Russell, (Nick Neuhaus), son, Kevin D. Walburn, grandsons, Shad R. Russell, and Louis W. Russell. At his request, no
services are planned.