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Daryl Dean Meisch

date of birth June 3 1949

date of death May 30 2019


Daryl Dean Meisch, 69, of Canby, Ore. passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019 of Mesothelioma. Daryl was born June 3, 1949 in Oregon City, Ore. to Lyle Meisch and Selma Dunn. He lived in Canby his whole life, and graduated from Canby Union High School.

Daryl served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk, enlisting in 1968 before his discharge in 1972. A Vietnam veteran, Daryl was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal with Two Bronze Stars, National Defense Service Medal, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign medal.

Daryl later worked as a log boom operator for Caffall Bros. Forest Products. He owned an excavating business, then was a driver for the Canby schools. Daryl worked as a driver for Canby Area Transit, retiring in 2015.

In his free time, Daryl enjoyed farming, metal work and woodworking. He was a member of the American Legion, Canby Elks, and sang baritone for the Salem Senate-Aires.

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Daryl is survived by his son, Anthony Meisch of St. Helens, Ore; daughter, Amy Meisch of Tigard, Ore.; loving companion, Shirley McGowan of Salem, Ore. as well as five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Selma Dunn; father, Lyle Meisch and brother, Lyle D. Meisch Jr.

A private memorial service will be held. Daryl will be lain to rest at Zion Memorial Park.

Daryl was born on June 3, 1949 to Lyle Dale Meisch and Selma Irene (Dunn) Meisch. He passed away on May 30, 2019, just 4 days shy of his 70th Birthday.

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Candle lit by Staff at Canby-Molalla Funeral Chapel Our sincere condolences.

Candle lit by John Lesmeister I knew Daryl years ago. He taught me how to put in a fence and how to pour concrete for a backyard patio. Unfortunately, maybe for some Daryl wasn’t worth recognizing. But for me, Daryl was a man of the old school. Right, wrong, call it what is is. No beating around the bush. I’ll miss Daryl. Although I hadn’t seen him for years I am grateful we got to speak on the phone a few weeks before he passed Much respect to Shirley McGowan for always being there for him, especially at the time of his passing

Candle lit by Doug Birkeland I met Daryl when I joined the Oregon trail Pitchpipers Barbershop Chorus. He sang with the Pitchpipers for almost 20 years before joining the Senate Aires. I sang with him in a couple of quartets. I last saw him at the Canby Fred Meyer store when he told me he had mesothelioma. He will be missed a lot.

Candle lit by Douglas Boedigheimer I met and became friends with Daryl in the late 1970's when I first was introduced to barbershop singing as a very young man, then in high school. He helped foster and nurture in me my current love of barbershop singing after I joined the Canby Chorus. I last spoke with Daryl on the phone in the late 90's early 2000's. I always enjoyed singing with Daryl, and am saddened at the thought that he is gone.

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