Leo Bernard Mihm, 90, of Happy Valley, died Sept. 8. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Oct. 9, at St John the Apostle Church in Oregon City.

Mr. Mihm was born June 11, 1930, to Henry and Mary (Langreck) Mihm in St Lucas, Iowa, and was baptized and confirmed at St Luke’s Catholic Church there. He did not learn English (German was spoken at home) until he went to St Luke’s School in St Lucas. After completing eighth grade, he worked on the family farm.

Mr. Mihm was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1952 and served in the Korean War, where he earned two bronze stars and the United Nations service medal. He and Dorothy Wichman married in 1954 and had six children. The family moved to Oregon in 1962, joining St. Anne Parish, where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Mihm worked in a bakery for many years, and later owned a refrigeration and machine shop until he retired in 2014. Mrs. Mihm died in 1997.

He loved fishing and family, and spent many years enjoying both.

Mr. Mihm was a member of the Solo Seniors group where he met his second wife, Mary (Staudenmeier) Mehlbrech. The couple were united marriage on April 17, 2004 at St John the Apostle Church.

Mr. Mihm is survived by his second wife, Mary; two daughters: Lynnette Baisley (Happy Valley) and Maureen Mastrantonio (Gearhart); two sons: Michael and James Mihm (both of Gresham); stepdaughter Kim McNeel (Villa Hills, Kentucky); stepsons Mark Mehlbrech (Oregon City) and Gene Mehlbrech (Spokane); and sisters-in-law: Andy Mihm (Portland), Madonna Einwalter (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), Eleanor Burke (Elma, Iowa), and Margaret Regenold (Fairbanks, Iowa); Grandchildren: Ryan Keck (Columbia, South Carolina), Christopher Keck (Phoenix, Arizona), Brooke Mihm (Milwaukie), Michael Mihm (Gresham), Kaela Mihm (Gresham), Karlee Cummings (Wichita Falls, Texas) and Evan Mihm (Gresham); step-grandchildren: Ryan Baisley (Portland); Nick Baisley (Astoria); Courtney Dimmick (Tigard); Megan Hoppenjans (Villa Hills, Kentucky); Brian McNeel (Portland), Matt Mehlbrech (Spokane), and Rich Mehlbrech (Villa Hills, Kentucky): as well as many nieces, nephews, great-grandchildren and other extended family.

Mr. Mihm was predeceased by his first wife Dorothy; two sons: Thomas and William; siblings: Florence Manderfield, Frances Thole, Loretta Zweibohmer, Ann Roach, Agnes Bohr, and Mary, Clarence, and Robert Mihm.

There is a complete obituary at Tributes.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mr. Mihm’s memory at any of the following charities:

Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation 

NW RETT Syndrome Organization 

• Children’s Cancer Association