Ivan W. Magaw


OREGON – Ivan W. Magaw, 94, longtime Oregon resident, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 in Serenity Hospice Home, Oregon. Born March 14, 1924 in Lester Prairie, Minn., the son of Sydney E. and Margaret (Hatch) Magaw.

Married to M. Marie Barnum Dec. 26, 1950 in Hammond, La.; she died May 19, 2011. Ivan was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War 2 as a medic in the Pacific Theater. He graduated from Oregon High School in 1943, received his B.A. from Aurora College in 1950 and an A.A.S. in 1966 and B.S. in 1970 from the University of Cincinnati. Ivan was the original draftsman at Wood Bros. Manufacturing in Oregon and then was employed in the Engineering Dept. at Allis Chalmers for 25 years, retiring in 1979. He enjoyed vacationing, bird watching, photography and loved his grandchildren and time playing family games. He was a member of Flagg Center Church of God, serving as a Deacon, an Elder and Sunday school teacher.

Survived his sons, Sydney (Debra) Magaw of Des Plaines and John (Linda) Magaw of Milford, Ohio; daughter, Lynn Magaw Kolberg of Oregon; grandchildren: Ben, Jeff (Sammie), Eric (Kristen) and Kevin (Nicole) Magaw; Kristy (Jason) Davis, Kelly (Ryan) Creekmore and Jamie Kolberg; great grandchildren: Kylee Grace Magaw, Alivia Faith Magaw, Emily Bell Magaw, Karley Denise Creekmore, Ryan Scott Creekmore, Miles Jeffery Magaw, Macy Rose Magaw, Madden Michael Magaw, Sienna Faith Davis, Lynnea Kay Davis and Elliana Marie Davis; and brothers, Malcolm (Gene) Magaw  of Marietta, Ga., and Jim Magaw of Washington State.

Also predeceased by his parents; sister, Iola France and Norma "Kathy" Chapman; and brothers, Milo Magaw and Sydnay David Magaw.

Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Oregon Church of God preceded by a visitation beginning at 9 a.m.; Pastor Ron Macy of Flagg Center Church of God officiated. Burial in Daysville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans or Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon. Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon assisted the family with arrangements.

 

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