May 24, 1926 — December 4, 2017

Adelene “Addie” Mae Sahnow was born May 24, 1926 in Olpe, Kansas to John Emil and Helen Marie Wendte. She lived on a farm in the Olpe and Paela area until age 11 when the family moved to Hillsboro, Oregon.

She attended Blooming Parochial School and Hillsboro High School, graduating in 1944.

Addie married Warren William Sahnow on October 18, 1947. They had two children — Linda Sahnow McDowall and Stanford Sahnow.

Addie passed away on December 4, 2017 in Corvallis surrounded by her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren; parents John and Helen Wendte; brother, Victor Wendte.

She is survived by both of her children, Linda (Mike) McDowall and Stanford (Linda) Sahnow; and by five grandchildren, Garett McDowall, Tracy Robedeau, Brady (Shahnaz) Sahnow, Brittany (Pat) Malony and Madi (Bryan) Watson; and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. on December 16, 2017 at Peace Lutheran Church in Philomath.

Memorial donations can be made to Peace Lutheran Church or the Benton County Hospice Service.

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