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Welcome to the memorial page for

Alfred John Gettel

April 30, 1921 ~ August 10, 2017 (age 96)

Alfred J. Gettel of West Linn passed away on August 10th, 2017.  He was 96 years young.   He will be deeply missed by his family.

He loved and was committed to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  He is now home with his Lord.  Our father was as solid as they come and he provided a strong family foundation.  He had a positive influence on our lives and those of many others who knew him.

He taught us the values of hard work, commitment, humility, honesty and being a Good Samaritan to others.  We remember and  will cherish our special times at our beach cabin along with all those birthday and holiday celebrations with family and friends.

Al is survived by his wife of almost 67 years, Patricia (Frost), his four children: Mark (Pam) Gettel, Karen (Wayne) McClelland, Greg (Lauri) Gettel, and Randy (Lorinda) Gettel, his three grandsons: Alex, Austin and Jason (Cherie) Gettel along with his three step-grandsons and seven great step-grandchildren.

The Memorial Service will be held on September 9th at 11 am at West Linn Lutheran Church, 20390 Willamette DR, West Linn, OR 97068.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Al’s name to the Autism Society-Oregon Chapter ( or West Linn Lutheran Church.        


Charitable donations may be made to:

Autism Society of Oregon
5100 SW Macadam Ave #400, Portland OR 97239
Tel: 1-503-636-1676

West Linn Lutheran Church
20390 Willamette Dr, West Linn OR 97068
Tel: 1-503-656-0110

 Service Information

Military Honors
September 8, 2017

1:00 PM
Willamette National Cemetery
11800 SE Mt Scott Blvd
Portland, OR 97086

Memorial Service
September 9, 2017

11:00 AM
West Linn Lutheran Church
20390 Willamette Dr
West Linn, OR 97068

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