Pastor Allan Ray Tschiegg went home to be with his Lord on Saturday evening, January 5, 2013, in Dallas, Oregon. He was born at home on the farm in Columbus Grove, Ohio on September 27, 1930 to Eldon and Grace (Lora) Tschiegg.
He worked on the farm and at Farmers Grain Co. in Bluffton, Ohio until he left for Grace Bible Institute in Omaha, Nebraska. There he met the love of his life, Adelia Marie Heinrichs. A year later they were married while he was attending Grace Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. During his seminary years he was pastor of Pleasant Valley Community Church, just south of Warsaw, Indiana. It was there that they started their family.
Obeying God’s call led him and the family to nine different churches in four states over the span of 56 years. He took short periods of sabbatical in farming, nursing home administration, and chaplaincy. Allan found great satisfaction in gardening, hunting and fishing with family and buddies from the churches he served.
He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years; daughter, Ruth (Martin) Voelker; sons, Ken (Becky) Tschiegg and Stan (Juli) Tschiegg; daughters, Lora (Wally) Lierman and Lois (Ron) Keen; 15 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and 2 on the way; sister, Wanda (Wally) Geiger and brother, Gerald Tschiegg. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, David Tschiegg; an infant granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann; and a few unlucky buck deer.
The Memorial Service is planned for Tuesday, January 15th at 11:00AM at Emmanuel Bible Church, in Pratum (8512 Sunnyview Rd. NE, Salem, OR 97305).