Joe Taubenkrau
Joe Taubenkrau

Obituary of Joe Taubenkrau

The funeral will be Wednesday for Joe Taubenkrau of Eugene, who died March 25 of age-related causes. He was 88.Taubenkrau was born March 20, 1922 in Portland to Frank and Anna Taubner Taubenkrau. He married Marie Myra Cole on Oct. 22, 1945, in Eugene. She died May 4, 1991.He attend-ed St. Mary’s Catholic High School and served in the Army Air Force from 1942 to 1945. For 43 years he worked as a machinist and roundhouse foreman for Southern Pacific Railroad.Survivors include three sons, Wally of La Pine, Mark and Frank, both of Eugene; two daughters, Ann Chick of Bonney Lake, Wash., and Mary Torkelson of Veneta; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.The service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Catholic Church. Private inurnment will be at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City.
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