Lester Ludviksen died Jan. 5. He was 92.

Mr. Ludviksen was born Jan. 20, 1920, to John and Helen (Brein) Ludviksen in Silverton. He joined the Oregon National Guard Reserves while attending college and served in the South Pacific during the war. He attended University of Portland.  He married Josephine Spadazzi in 1949. He worked for JC Penney Co. for 32 years, retiring in 1980. The couple lived in Chehalis, Wash., for 44 years before moving to Longview, Wash.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Harlow; and his sister, Lorraine Boyle. He is survived by Josephine and daughter Kathryn; brothers, Allen, Portland, and Stanley, LaGrande; and two sisters, Bernice Hodge, Portland, and Joyce Hansen, Vancouver.

A memorial Mass will be held at St. Rose Catholic Church in Longview, Wash. on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at 11 a.m