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Vincent A. Jussila


April 18, 2018

Vincent A. Jussila, age 92, a resident of Wishram Heights, died Saturday, the 7th of April. He was bom on Oct. 10, 1925 in The Dalles to Esther Yeackel Jussila and William Jussila of Centerville. Vince was raised by his grandparents, Fred and Iva Yeackel, on their farm three miles south of Centerville. He attended school at Centerville until the 11th grade, in 1942, when the high school was transferred to Goldendale. In 1942 Fred and Iva leased the ranch, and they all moved to a house in Centerville close to the church.

In Vince's senior year, he asked the draft board if they were going to draft him since he turned 18 on Oct. 10. They said most likely yes, so Vince quit school his senior...

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