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In Memoriam
Randolph Joseph Traeger
1957 - 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017

Randy Traeger, 60, of Mt. Angel, Oregon, passed away on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. Randy was an entrepreneur, coach, mentor, author, artist, inspirational speaker, and loving husband and father. He became known as “Coach” to many. He coached high school football for 38 years and entered the lives of thousands of young men that would seek his guidance.

His amazing characteristics of art and humor were commonly the base for conversation that typically turns philosophical and sometimes mythical. His eclectic nature kept people guessing and always listening. He was the Mayor of Mt. Angel, volunteer fire fighter, parish council member, and a well-respected business man as executive vice-president of Traeger Grills.

He always put others first and used his many gifts to help anyone in need. The culmination of his life's passion is represented in his non-profit organization Virtue First Foundation. His goal was to promote virtue to re-build the character of America's youth.

Randy is the eldest son of Joe and Kathy Traeger's nine children. He is survived by his wife, Lynnette Traeger, and children: Richard Louie, Rylan and Hilda Traeger, Tyson and Karen Traeger, Simon Traeger, Krystal and Ryan Berning, Nicolle and Justin DeHerrera, and Derek Traeger; 12 grandchildren, his siblings: Mark Traeger, Debbie Fessler, Laura Traeger, Terese Webb, Greg Traeger, Julie Ott and Brian Traeger. He was preceeded in death by his sister, Kimberlee Traeger.

Contributions in memory of Randy may be made to Virtue First or Peruvian Partners.

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