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Obituary: Plaster, Daniel E.

Daniel E.

Daniel Edwin Plaster of Reardan, WA, closed his eyes to this world to open them in heaven on May 21, 2012. Born June 15, 1934, to Ed and Evelyn Plaster, he was known as the “Reardan Photographer” as he shared his hobby of taking and distributing photos of people and events in the school, church, Boy Scouts, and community. He was honored as Grand Marshall of the Reardan Community Days Parade for his many years of community service and generosity.
He was also honored by the Northwest Washington Association of School Administrators, the Lions Club, Boy Scouts of America (Silver Beaver Award) and the school’s FHA and FFA groups. He was a member of the Lions, Spring Creek Grange, and American Legion. In 2007, the Reardan elementary and middle schools dedicated their annual to him. He served eight years on the Reardan school board and many years as clerk of the session at Reardan Presbyterian Church.
He began farming at age sixteen because of his father’s illness. Except for two years during which he served in the U.S. Army, he farmed continuously for 57 years, retiring in 2007.
He is survived by his daughter, Susan Plaster of Gervais, OR; his son, Daniel James (Judy) Plaster and granddaughter Grace of Seattle; and his sister, Dolores (Bob) Allen of Seattle. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Elaine (Ron) Lotz, who served with the New Tribes Mission in Brazil, and Lorraine (Ray) Jones, who farmed in Colfax
A Memorial service will be held at the Reardan Presbyterian Church at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2012. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be sent to the church, Boy Scouts, Lions Club, or your favorite charity.