Melvern Tilgner, a resident of Dallas, Oregon died on Friday, December 7, 2012 in the Edward F. Tokarski Hospice House in Salem. He was born on February 13, 1927 in Dallas, Oregon the son of William and Claire Gilliam Tilgner. Melvern graduated from Dallas High School and attended one year at Oregon State College studying liberal arts and physics. Melvern served in United States Army during WWII. Melvern had worked at Rickreall Farm Supply as a mechanic and service station attendant until his retirement. Melvern enjoyed living and working on the family farm. Melvern was a man of faith and was a dedicated member of his church in Dallas.
He is survived by his brothers, Delmond (Pat) Tilgner of Dallas, Oregon, Lamar (Merlia) Tilgner of Gresham, Oregon and Tharrell (Dorothy) Tilgner of Richland, Oregon, sister, Ruth (Rip) Wright of Mt. Vernon, Ohio along with numerous nephews and nieces.
Family Graveside services were held in Dallas Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Willamette Valley Hospice in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center who is caring for the family.