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Information for Darrel D. Laeger
21 December, 1944 – 17 August, 1985
From the Idaho Press-Tribune,
 August, 1985
Darrel is buried in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens
Contributed by Jan Lantz

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Darrel Laeger

     Memorial services for Darrel D. Laeger, 40, of Athena, Ore., and formerly of the Treasure Valley area, who died Saturday, Aug. 17, along with his wife Jeanette in an automobile accident near Boise, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.  Bill Hansell, a Umatilla County (Ore.) commissioner, will officiate.
     Mr. Laeger was born Dec. 21, 1944, in Caldwell.  He was reared and educated in Notus, Caldwell and Nampa.  He served with the U.S. Marine Corps in the Vietnam War.  He married Jude Wintrode in 1961.  He later married Jeanette P. Hoelzle on Sept. 8, 1973, in Winnemucca
, Nev.  They made their home in Middleton for three years prior to moving to Athena.  He had worked at the Birdseye Plant and the Amalgamated Sugar Co., both in Nampa, and at the time of his death was self-employed as a carpenter.  He was a member of the Nampa First United Methodist Church, Nampa Elks Lodge 1389 and a former member of the Athena City Council.  He was an accomplished bull rider and had been involved in many rodeos throughout the country.  He was known as “Wile E. Coyote” or “Kyle.”  He was also an avid sportsman.
    He is survived by four daughters, Stacey Stallcup of Caldwell, Shelly Laeger of Nampa and Jennifer Dawn and Nicole Ranay Laeger, both at home; his parents, Roy and Margaret Laeger of Middleton; two brothers, Merle Laeger of Middleton and Lyle Laeger of Baker, Ore.; one brother-in-law, Bill Hensley of Pendleton, Ore.; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by a sister, Darlene Hensley.
     Memorials may be made to a fund for Jennifer and Nicole Laeger, care of C. Doug Fogle, P.O. Box 502, Nampa 83653 or flowers may be sent.