Joseph Ercolin

La Grande, 1939-2019

Joseph Paul Ercolin, 80, of La Grande, died Feb. 3, 2019, at St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise.

His memorial service will take place Friday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. at the Union Methodist Church.

Joseph was born on Jan. 29, 1939, at Bellingham, Washington, to Michael and Dorothy (Holland) Ercolin. He resided in Vero Beach, Florida, in Utah, in Portland and in La Grande. He graduated from Vero Beach High School and attended Utah State University and Portland State University. He served our country while in the United States Army.

Joseph was employed with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Oregon public schools. He enjoyed photography, woodworking, rockhounding, gold mining and much more. He was president of Eastern Oregon Miners and Prospectors for a couple of years.

Joseph is survived by his wife, Patty; his daughter, Shauna Boles of La Grande; one grandchild, several nieces and nephews and several aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, James, Charlie and Patrick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Mountain Humane Society, 3212 Highway 30, La Grande, OR 97850.

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