Donald “Ernie” W. McLimans, 62, of Birkenfeld, Oregon, Died Friday morning, August 22, 2014 in his friend’s home.
Private Cremation Rites will be held at Hoyt Crematory in Forest Grove, Oregon.
DONALD “ERNIE” WAYNE McLIMANS was born February 8, 1952 in Ainsworth, Nebraska, son of the late Joseph and Pearl (Clark) McLimans.
After completing high school he went into the Army and served during the Vietnam Era for 2 years before receiving his honorable discharge in 1972.
Donald was united in marriage to Colleen (Collopy) on November 5, 1980 in Vancouver Washington. They celebrated their 34th Wedding Anniversary this past November. Following their marriage they made their home in Vernonia until 2006 when they relocated to Birkenfeld, where they have resided since.
While in Vernonia he made a living by becoming a logger. He retired after 23 years. He was known as a veteran logger of the community. When they relocated to Birkenfeld he opened up a bar\restaurant by the name of Ernie’s Filling Station. He was also a commercial fisherman for a period of time.
Among his special interests he loved bottledigging with his wife Colleen.
Everybody knew him as grumpy, but he had a heart of gold and the people that knew and loved him knew this.
Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral home of Vernonia is in charge of handling arrangements. 503-429-6611