In Memory

John Ferdinandsen

John Ferdinandsen

John A. Ferdinandsen - La Grande 1957-2018

John Allen Ferdinandsen, 61 a life-long resident of La Grande, died Sept. 27 in Boise, Idaho, following a brief illness. A private service is planned.

John was born Dec. 5, 1957. He attended La Grande High School, where he was active in local, state and national FFA activities. John continued his education at Oregon State University and Texas A&M University, where he earned a master's degree in agricultural economics. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service for many years.

John will be deeply missed by his sisters and their families and friends who fondly remember summers spend at Wallowa Lake with him.

Survivors include his sisters, Kay Ferdinandsen of Redondo Beach, California, and Nancy Shelgren of Renton, Washington. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel and Bud Ferdinandsen.