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Death notices for Henry Freynik, Clarence Donaldson and Regina Bergner


Henry Stanley Freynik, Jr. was born Nov. 16, 1937, in Riverside, N.J. to Laura Mary (Guzik) and Henry Stanley Freynik, Sr.

He received his master's degree from MIT and worked as an engineer for Lawrence Radiation in California.

He married Charlene Herrick on Aug. 24, 1974, and the couple enjoyed thirty-eight years of marriage. Henry and Charlene moved to White Salmon in 1987.

Mr. Freynik loved backpacking, the outdoors and nature in general. He also enjoyed spoiling his wife.

A memorial service was held at Gardner Funeral Home on Friday, April 6, 2012.


Clarence Hazel Donaldson passed away at the age of 75 on March 28, 2012. He was born in Hamburg, Ark. on March 12, 1937, to Inez Nancy Bell Nelson Donaldson and Richard Hazel Donaldson.

After high school Clarence moved from Arkansas to Crescent City, Calif. He served in the U.S. Army and after his honorable discharge went to work for General Telephone in Crescent City. In 1974 Clarence and his family moved to Newberg, Ore. After his retirement from GTE in 1987, he moved to Wenatchee, Leavenworth and finally settled in Appleton.

Mr. Donaldson loved spending time with his family, playing golf, bowling, fishing and oil painting landscapes and nature scenes. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and a lifelong Arkansas Razorbacks fan.

He is survived by his wife Donna of Appleton; children Theresa Martin of Salem, Ore., Lori Fields of Happy Valley, Ore., Frank Donaldson of Newberg, Don Donaldson of Dundee, Ore., and Brad Donaldson of The Dalles, Ore.; brothers Bill Donaldson of Grants Pass, Ore., Dale Donaldson of Crescent City and Herschel Donaldson of Arkansas; sisters Peggy Hendry of Arizona, Betty Bidiam of Salem and Jo Ann Grant of Arizona; 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers Haskell Barnett and Devaughn Donaldson.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2012, at Gardner Funeral Home in White Salmon.

Memorial contributions may be made Heart of Hospice, 205 Wasco Loop #202, Hood River, Ore. 97031 or to the Ray T. Yasui Dialysis Center, 1151 May St., Hood River, Ore. 97031.

Gardner Funeral Home handled arrangements.


Regina Bergner, 55, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away at her home with family by her side on Saturday, March 31, 2012.

She was born in Gebenstorf, Switzerland on Feb. 14, 1957, the second of three children to Heinz and Marga Bellersheim. Regina grew up in Switzerland where she graduated from school and furthered her education by finishing Economic Trade School.

She met her Husband, Gunter Bergner in 1978 and shortly after, they moved to the U.S. and were married on Dec. 26, 1981. They had two children, a daughter Dominique and a son Hans. She has resided in The Dalles since 1987 and was a wonderful mother to her two children. She became an active member in the spiritual and healing community, practicing Reiki and other forms of alternative healing and spiritual work.

Regina was full of life and had a gift of helping and taking care of people. She was the life of the party and always got people out on the dance floor and put a smile on everyone's face. She was everyone's friend and always had a positive outlook on life. She loved to ski and hike up on Mt. Hood, hit the road on the Harley with her husband, and just relax with a nice cold beer or glass of wine in the company of great friends.

She has touched so many people in so many ways! All people have to say is, "Do you know Regina?" and the stories of love, fun, and laughter flood the room.

She is survived by her mother, Marga Bellersheim of Switzerland; her husband, Gunter Bergner' and their daughter, Dominique, and son, Hans; brothers, Reiner and Rory Bellersheim; her niece, Nina Bellersheim; and several relatives in Europe.

Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1501 Belmont Avenue in Hood River. Reception to follow service.

Regina said that she would like people to celebrate her life and not dwell on her death while she is still with us in spirit. We ask that you wear bright colors or white and bring pictures, stories, and good memories of her to share with everyone.


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