Published in The Goldendale Sentinel - July 30, 1964 pg 1
[Copied from original newspaper by Researcher E Rowley]

Reuben A. Stecher

"Reuben Andrew Stecher, son of Henry and Dora Stecher, was born in Lockwood, Mo., December 5, 1897 and passed away at his home in Klickitat, Wash., July 26, 1964. He spent most of his life in South Dakota where he was engaged in farming. In 1925, he married Leota M. Derscheid at Huron, S. Dak. To this union were born six children: Helen (Mrs. Howard Vogt), Shirley (Mrs. Victor Hoagland) both of Klickitat; Beverly (Mrs. William Hoover) of Albany, Ore.; Una Rae (Mrs. Charles Owen) of Walnut Creek, Calif.; Vernon of Riverhead, N.Y.; and another son, Vandyl, who preceeded him in death in 1961.

In 1948, the Stecher family moved from South Dakota to Creswell, Ore., for a year. On the following year, they came to Klickitat to make their home. Reub was employed in the lathe mill for J. Neils Lumber Co. which is now St. Regis Lumber Co. He retired last year at the age of 65.

Survivors include his wife, Leota; four daughters, one son, 15 grandchildren, two sisters, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Services were held from the Knosher Funeral Home Wednesday, July 29 with Rev. Ted R. Williams officiating. Pallbearers were: Lee Gillam, R. A. Petre, John Meade, Marshall Duffield, Allen Medford and David Hoagland.

Interment was made in the Goldendale IOOF cemetery."