Donald Lewis Wisniewski

Donald Lewis Wisniewski, 92, of Monmouth, Oregon passed away in Salem, Oregon on July 18, 2021. Don was born in Toledo, Oregon on August 7, 1928 to Charles and Lillian S. Wisniewski of Depoe Bay, Oregon. He spent much of his life living on the land his grandparents homesteaded after immigrating to the United States from Poland.

Don married his wife, Janice “Faye” (Roberts) Wisniewski, on October 25, 1974 in Depoe Bay, Oregon. He is survived by his wife Faye, his children Patti Forcier, Bill Smith, Brenda Holan, Gary Smith, Rick Smith, and Dawn L. Holmstrom; 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Lillian; daughters, Vikki Skriver and Kathi Ford; brothers, Kenneth and Charles Wisniewski; and granddaughter D’Laney Ford.

Interment with military honors will be Thursday, August 5, 11:30 am at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, OR. A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, August 7, 1-4 pm at the family home, 415 Martin Way S, Monmouth, OR. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Lions Club, 289 S Main St, Independence, OR 97351, or Willamette Valley Hospice, 1015 3rd St NW, Salem, OR 97304. Memories and condolences at

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