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DuWayne E. Oakes

May 28, 1926 February 28, 2019
DuWayne E. Oakes
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DuWayne Earl Oakes 92, passed away peacefully on February 28, 2019. Born to Ella and Ralph Oakes in Fillmore, North Dakota. DuWayne graduated from Janesville High School, Wisconsin, where he was an Eagle Scout. He served in the US Marines from 1944-48 in the Pacific. After the war ended, he lived in Auburn Washington where he met Elva Jacobson. They spent their near 70 years together raising their family in Parkland and Lakewood where they resided for 54 years before moving into the Tacoma Lutheran Home in 2014. They were active members of Christ Lutheran Church. DuWayne graduated from Pacific Lutheran University and started teaching at the DuPont Fort Lewis School district, then at Ft Lewis Annex, and was Principal at Navy Base, Tillicum and Lakeview Elementary Schools. In 1972 he went back to PLU to get his Masters degree. He sang in the Normanna Male Chorus of Tacoma for many years as well as The church choir. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Elva, his parents, son Gerald, sister Beverly Lee. He is survived by his children Jon, Robert (Charlene), Kathleen (Landon) and Mary Mitts (Marty) as well as 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 1 great, great grandchild , sister , Diana Vick and many nieces and nephews.


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Funeral Service

Friday

8

Mar

1:00 PM 3/8/2019 1:00:00 PM
Fir Lane Memorial Park & Funeral Home

924 E. 176th. St.
Spanaway, WA 98387

A Graveside Service will follow.

Fir Lane Memorial Park & Funeral Home
924 E. 176th. St. Spanaway 98387 WA
United States

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Fir Lane Memorial Park & Funeral Home Final Resting Place

924 E. 176th. St.
Spanaway, WA 98387

924 E. 176th. St. Spanaway 98387 WA
United States
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