Homeless Veteran to Receive Military Funeral

Media Alert –  DEAN E. TROENDLY, will receive funeral services followed by interment conducted with full military honors at Willamette National Cemetery. Howell, Edwards, Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom, a proud member of the Dignity Memorial® network in Salem has arranged the services.

Chaplain Bob Weinberger (U.S. Army Veteran) will officiate the services. Additional organizations participating include Patriot Guard, The VFW and The American Legion

WHO: Dean Endres Troendly, a WWII Army Veteran, died on January 31, 2015 at the age of 90.  He was born on July 3, 1924 in Lincoln, Nebraska and graduated from Eugene High School. He enlisted in the Army in 1946 and served with CO A, 124th ENG Battalion. He received an honorable discharge in 1947 at Ft. Lewis, Washington at the rank of PVT.  No Family will be present at his services.

WHERE: Public Memorial Service
Location: Howell, Edwards, Doerksen with Rigdon Ransom Funeral Directors
Address: 1350 Commercial Street SE ~ Salem, OR 97302

Committal Service with Military Honors
Location: Willamette National Cemetery
Address: 11800 Southeast Mount Scott Boulevard ~ Portland, OR 97086

WHEN: Public Memorial Service
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 ~ 3:00 pm

Committal Service with Military Honors
Thursday, February 26, 2015 ~ 11:00 am

WHY: With more than 60,000 homeless veterans in the U.S., many whose remains are unclaimed at their death risk burial in paupers’ graves. Through the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program, these two veterans won’t be among them.

Working with various local agencies, the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program ensures homeless veterans in more than 35 cities receive dignified military burials when they die. Begun in 2000, the program has served more than 1,500 veterans to date.

The Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program is one of many efforts of the Dignity Memorial network to honor and support our nation’s veterans and active military. Other initiatives and programs include the Veterans Planning Guide, educational veterans’ seminars and special pricing for members of veterans’ service organizations.

About The Dignity Memorial Network

The Dignity Memorial network of more than 2,000 funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers is North America’s most trusted resource for funeral and memorialization services. Dignity Memorial providers offer an unmatched combination of products and locations serving families with care, integrity, respect and service excellence. For more information, visit www.DignityMemorial.com.

For those that wish to pay their respects but are not able to attend the services, a guestbook dedicated to our Homeless Veteran will be located in the funeral home lobby from February 10-February 27th.  All are welcome to sign and offer their gratitude for Mr. Troendly’s service.

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