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Robert Earl Oehlschlaeger

July 15, 1932 July 7, 2022

Robert Earl Oehlschlaeger, 89, passed away July 7, 2022. Earl, as he was known by, was born in Pasco, Wash., to Paul and Mary (MacReynolds) Oehlschlaeger on July 15, 1932.

After spending several years on their Connell, Wash., farm, the Oehlschlaeger family moved to a farm near Reardan, Wash., where Earl graduated from high school in 1950. After attending college, he joined the Navy and spent four years exploring the Mediterranean world before coming back to Reardan to farm. Earl married Gayle Marie DeRusha in June 1964, and in 1966 they moved to the Pullman, Wash. area where Earl attended Wash...


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