The Service in PDF format is at: 06-19-2021 Chuck Lane Service

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Charles Bertelle Lane

September 15, 1940 to February 21, 2021

AS WE GATHER:  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death.  Today we gather in the valley.  Grief rising on one side, pain rising on the other.  The valley can be lonely, treacherous, and all-encompassing.  I will fear no evil.  Ahead lies a mountain, a mountain of hope.  Joy and peace envelop all who pass through the valley and ascend the mountain.  Today we make that journey to the mountaintop.



OPENING SONG: “Amazing Grace”

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound,

That saved a wretch like me!

I once was lost, but now am found;

Was blind, but now I see.

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,

And grace my fears relieved;

How precious did that grace appear

The hour I first believed!

Through many dangers, toils, and snares

I have already come;

‘Tis grace has bought me safe thus far,

And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me;

His Word my hope secures;

He will my shield and portion be

As long as life endures.

CALLING ON GOD                                                   PSALM 23

Pastor:      In the name of the Father, the   †   Son, and the Holy Spirit.

People:   Amen.

Pastor:      The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.   

People:   He makes me lie down in green pastures.  He leads me beside still waters.  

Pastor:      He restores my soul.  He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 

People:   Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,

Pastor:      for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.  

People:   You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.  

Pastor:      Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.  Amen.


Pastor:        Let us pray.  O God of grace and mercy, we give thanks for Your loving-kindness shown to Chuck and to all Your servants who, having finished their course in faith, now rest from their labors.  Grant that we also may be faithful unto death and receive the crown of eternal life; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. 

People:     Amen. 


On Sunday, February 21, 2021 Charles (Chuck) Lane, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away at the age of 80.

Chuck was born on September 15, 1940 in Helena, MT to Stan and Charlotte Lane.  Early in his life, he was diagnosed with both polio and rheumatic fever, and was not expected to live to adulthood.  Thankfully, an iron lung funded by the March of Dimes ultimately allowed him to overcome the worst stages of his bout with polio, and it was this experience that led him in part to a lifelong commitment to exercise and his own health in general.

After graduating from Cathedral HS in Helena, MT in 1958, the Eagle Scout attended Carroll College in Helena where he earned his BA in Biology in 1962.  He subsequently moved to Corvallis, OR where he earned his M.S. in Fisheries at OSU in 1965.

After graduation, he was hired by the EPA in Indiana. The hiring practices within the federal government at the time caused him to seek work elsewhere, and he accepted a job in Saskatchewan, Canada as a fisheries biologist for the Provincial Government of Saskatchewan from 1965-1967 and later from 1967-1972 for the Department of Fisheries in Alberta, Canada.

While a graduate student at OSU, he met his wife Janet Marie Hahn on a blind date in 1965 and they continued a long-distance courtship that culminated in marriage in Albany, OR on April 30, 1966 after which they both returned to Canada.    While in Alberta, they adopted two sons, Christopher and Stephen, and one daughter, Jennifer.

The family moved to Utah in 1972 where Chuck worked for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on the Central Utah Project writing environmental impact statements. While employed full-time, he earned his Master’s Degree in public administration from BYU in Provo in 1982.

Upon the completion of his work with the Bureau of Reclamation in Utah, Chuck, Janet, and Jennifer moved to Weaverville, CA  so he could pursue a job with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service on the Trinity River Restoration Project.  He finished his career with a two-year position from 1995 to 1997 with the US Fish and Wildlife Service in Sacramento working on the Salton Sea Project.

Chuck began his second life as a farmer after retirement in 1997 in Blodgett, OR for 24 years where he and Jan joined her brother, Dale, to help with the family farm. Not having been raised in a rural setting necessitated that he learned new skills such as fencing, working with sheep and cattle, and making hay and firewood.

During retirement, Chuck also volunteered his time to organizations whose values most aligned with his own.  He was involved with the Mary’s River Watershed Council in Corvallis, where he was instrumental with the organization and development of the group.  He was also motivated by stories of the roles that the Salvation Army had played in people’s lives in the same way that his father was similarly motivated and was a bell ringer at Bi-Mart in Corvallis, OR for over 10 years.  At the local level, he was a volunteer fireman and later served on the board of directors for the Blodgett-Summit Rural Fire Department. 

Chuck and Jan’s passion for travel took them to favorite places like Ireland and Japan multiple times. In Japan, they visited the families of the foreign exchange students who lived with them in Utah and California. Their extended family in Japan, the Watanabes, include sisters Mariko, Eriko and their brother, Tomo as well as five “grandchildren”.

Chuck also carried the writing skills he developed in his career forward into retirement, writing letters to the editor of the Corvallis Gazette-Times as often as they would allow.  He was also a constant consumer of news and relished in a discussion of current events, and he also inherited his love of crossword puzzles from his mother. His dry sense of humor and his penchant for teasing will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Chuck was preceded in death by his father Stan, mother Charlotte, and his brother, Marty.  He is survived by his wife Janet, his sister Lori, his brother-in-law Dale Hahn, his three children Christopher, Stephen, and Jennifer, his granddaughter, Cassidy and his nieces Sabra and Erin and nephews Michael, Scott, and Kevin.

The family asks that, if you are so moved, donations in honor of his memory be sent to the Blodgett-Summit Rural Fire Department at P.O. Box 513, Blodgett, OR 97326.

FIRST READING                                        MATTHEW 5:1-12

Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them.

He said:

 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,

    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

 Blessed are those who mourn,

    for they will be comforted.

 Blessed are the meek,

    for they will inherit the earth.

 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,

    for they will be filled.

 Blessed are the merciful,

    for they will be shown mercy.

 Blessed are the pure in heart,

    for they will see God.

 Blessed are the peacemakers,

    for they will be called children of God.

 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,

    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

SECOND READING                                                 JOHN 3:16-21

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.



SONG OF CONFIDENCE: “How Great Thou Art”

Text: Carl Boberg, 1850-1940, Stuart K. Hine. B. 1899, Tune: Swedish Folk tune; arr. Stuart K Hine. B. 1899 © 1949 and 1953 Stuart Hine Trust CIO Stuart K. Hine Trust  CCLI SONG #14181

O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder

Consider all the worlds thy hand hath made,

I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,

Thy power throughout the universe displayed;


Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee,

How great thou art! How great thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee,

How great thou art! How great thou art!

When through the woods and forest glades I wander,

I hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;

arWhen I look down from lofty mountain grandeur

And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze;


But when I think that God, his Son not sparing,

sent him to die, I scarce can take it in,

That on the cross my burden gladly bearing

He bled and died to take away my sin;


When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation,

And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!

Then I shall bow in humble adoration

And there proclaim, “My God how great thou art!”



Pastor Lucke

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Pastor:      Heavenly Father, give to the family of Chuck and to all who mourn comfort in their grief and a sure confidence in Your loving care that, casting all their sorrow on You, they may know the consolation of Your love.  Lord, in your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer. 

Pastor:      Give courage and faith to the bereaved, that they may have strength to meet the days ahead in the assurance of a holy and certain hope and in the joyful expectation of eternal life with those they love who have departed in the faith.  Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  hear our prayer.

Pastor:      Receive our thanks for Chuck and for all the blessings You bestowed on him in this earthly life.  Bring us at last to our heavenly home that with him we may see You face to face in the joys of paradise.  Lord, in Your mercy, 

People:  hear our prayer.

Pastor:      O God of all grace, You sent Your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to bring life and immortality to life.  We give You thanks that by His death He destroyed the power of death and by His resurrection He opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.  Strengthen us in the confidence that because He lives we shall live also, and that neither death nor life nor things present nor things to come will be able to separate us from Your love, which is in Christ Jesus, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. 

People:  Amen.


Our Father who art in heaven,

       hallowed be Thy name,

       Thy kingdom come,

       Thy will be done on earth

                   as it is in heaven;

       give us this day our daily bread;

       and forgive us our trespasses

                   as we forgive those

                   who trespass against us;

       and lead us not into temptation,

       but deliver us from evil.

For Thine is the kingdom

       and the power and the glory

       forever and ever. Amen.

CLOSING SONG: “Prayer of St. Francis”

Make me a channel of your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me bring your love.

Where there is injury, your pardon Lord.

And where there’s doubt, true faith in you.

Make me a channel of your peace.

Where there’s despair in life, let me bring hope.

Where there is darkness…only light.

And where there’s sadness ever joy.

Bridge: Oh Master, grant that I may never seek

So much to be consoled as to console,

To- be understood …as to understand.

To-be loved as to love with all my soul.

Make me a channel of your peace.

It is in pardoning that we are par-doned.

In giving to all men that we receive,

And-in dying that we’re born to eternal life.

And in dying that we’re born to eternal life.