Ronald K. Lehnus, 78, died in McMinnville on December 13, 2015 after a brief illness. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Nancy; son Kirt and his wife Erin; sister Diane Branson and her husband David, and his nephew Ty.
Ron served in the US Navy for 25 years, retiring with the rank of Commander. He spent the next several years in the field of architecture and satisfied his creative talents with woodworking and crafting wooden toys and decorative items, bringing much pleasure to others.
The family is deeply grateful for the loving care given to Ron by the doctors, nurses and supportive staffs at the H.R. Hoover Cancer Center and the Willamette Valley Medical Center. Memorial contributions may be made to the Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation; 2700 SE Stratus Ave. Suite A; McMinnville, OR 97128 or to the Hillside Foundation; 953 NW Hillside Pkwy; McMinnville, OR 97128.