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Joseph "Joe" Dare Johannes

June 20, 1932 - July 4, 2018


Joseph (Joe)  Dare Johannes, 86, of Salem, died July 4, 2018 of age related causes.  He was born June 20, 1932 in Portland, Oregon.  Joe grew up in San Francisco and moved to Oregon after high school.  At age 20, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict where he met Gene Beach.  Joe and Gene became fast friends and Gene introduced Joe to his sister Helen, whom he later married in Hillsboro, Oregon.  Helen and Joe were married 63 years.  After his discharge from the U.S. Navy, he worked briefly as a mechanic before starting a banking career.  Joe worked for First National Bank of Oregon and later became a bank examiner for the State of Oregon, retiring in 1990.  Joe and Helen enjoyed traveling, going on 17 cruises and vacationing in Hawaii every year.  They also enjoyed boating, waterskiing, dancing, and working in their yard.  Survivors include his wife Helen and daughters Debbie Pottorf (Ron) of Eugene; Linda Gustafson (Gary) of Camp Sherman; Lori Dalen (John) of Salem; seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ruth, brother Carl and grandfather David Davidson.  A Celebration of Life is planned for family and friends.  Joe will be laid to rest at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.  Assisting the family is Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.

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