Obituaries & Tributes

Saddened by sudden loss of a dear friend

Phyllis and Charles Drullinger

A few days ago we learned of the sudden and tragic death of a good friend, and I write this with a heavy heart.

Life-long Lorane resident Charles Drullinger was killed in a farming accident on Oct. 27. Charles and his wife Phyllis have two adult children, Jeff and Jan, who went to the Lorane and Crow schools with our own daughters and son. Jim and I have attended many football, volleyball and basketball games, track meets, school carnivals and programs, 4-H club meetings and other social events with the Drullingers through the years. 

Before his retirement Charles was a department manager for Sears Roebuck when it was in downtown Eugene before later moving on to work at Jerry’s Home Improvement Center; Phyllis was a pediatric nurse at Sacred Heart Hospital. He was a kind, gentle and quiet man who was deeply respected by those who knew him. Both he and Phyllis have been active members of the Lorane Christian Church for many years – most, if not all, of his life, in fact. Charles, with his best friend, Bob Hing, was an avid sports fisherman, and they spent many years together, drowning worms. 

Charles will be sorely missed and my heart goes out to Phyllis, Jeff, Jan and the rest of their family this week.



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