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Lynn Warner Mauritson

date of birth June 9 1951

date of death March 25 2020

Lynn Warner Mauritson of Warrenton, OR, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020, from complications from pneumonia following lung surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Portland, OR. He was 68 years old.

Mauritson, a printer by trade, was born in Cut Bank, Montana, on June 9, 1951, to newspaper publishers Richard Allen Mauritson and Barbara Goodman Mauritson. After moving to Shelby, Montana, Mauritson moved with his family to Killdeer, North Dakota, where he graduated high school in 1969. After graduation, Mauritson enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was a communication specialist aboard ships based out of Norfalk, Virginia, including a tour in Iceland. Upon honorable discharge, Mauritson lived to Denver, Colorado, until the early death of his father in 1974 prompted his return to Killdeer to become Editor of The Killdeer Herald. After the sale of the paper in 1980, Mauritson became the administrator of the newly formed medical clinic where he met his wife of 35 years, Margie Millard Godfrey. They moved to Seaside, Oregon, and were married in June 1984 at Clatsop Plains Presbyterian Church. They made their home in Warrenton, where Mauritson owned Clatsop Commercial Printing. Mauritson was a Charter Member of the Warrenton Sunrise Rotary Club, serving as its President from 1998-99, and was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow. Mauritson thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful Oregon beaches, his beloved dogs and cats, photography, woodworking, hockey, college football, Formula One racing, reading, and his most recent hobby, glassblowing. He was known for his colorful Hawaiian shirts, his appreciation of fine timepieces and sports cars, and his great sense of humor.

Mauritson is survived by his devoted wife, Margie; his little sister Becky (Howard) Learner of Los Angeles; several nieces and nephews, as well as numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and both brothers, Rick and Tom.

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In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice in Lynn's honor.

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Candle lit by Staff at Autumn Funerals, Cremation & Burial Our sincere condolences.

Candle lit by Bruce Manix

Candle lit by Becky Brennan Lowe My sympathy to you in your grief.. My one memory goes 1978 when I stopped to visit Barbara. Lynn took my 2 children (Tom 15 and Teri 6)and me to the print shop. And I remember Lynn' sense of humor . This is a pleasant memory of him and the family.

Candle lit by Ann Marie Herbert The best sense of humor ever! The kind of brother in law you could always count on. Loved him always!

Candle lit by Mark Goodman Thank you for your service.

Candle lit by Mark Goodman Thank you for your service.

Candle lit by Becky Learner For the best big brother I could have asked for. You were loved and you are missed.

Candle lit by Becky Learner For the best big brother I could have asked for. You were loved and you are missed.

Candle lit by Jan & Lee Anderson Margie, So sorry to hear of Lynn's passing. I hope you're doing ok.

Candle lit by Joan and Andy Kulish We are so sad to hear of Lynn's passing. I have so many fond and fun memories from working at the Killdeer Herald years ago. Lots of laughs, late nights to make the deadline, jokes, arguments, equipment breaking down, but through it all we had fun! Hoping memories of happier times are helping you through these difficult days. Sending loads of hugs.

Candle lit by Hugh and Betty Manix Peace and Lovr

Candle lit by Joyce Dvirnak Johnson I am so sorry to learn of our loss. Lynn was such a special, kind, thoughtful person, I am not surprised he was a Rotarian which does so much good I know he will be missed

Candle lit by Joyce Lamb I remember Lynn and Margorie’s wedding. It was lovely! Rest In Peace, dear cousin!

Candle lit by Jeff Hazen I’m so sorry to read of Lynn’s passing. My condolences go out to Margie....

Candle lit by Terri and Amanda Lehman Margie, I'm so sorry to hear of Lynn's passing; Manda remembers what drink he always ordered at the coffee shop, and his yearly Christmas fudge! Margie, haven't bumped into you for years; I was just thinking about you the other day, at Freddy's, of all places; may God grant you peace and comfort.