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George “Mike” Frederick Guldager

1931 – 2014

George “Mike” Guldager of Eugene died May 22 of cancer at the age of 82. Mike was born July 10, 1931 in Olympia, Washington to Charles Kenneth and Alice Merrill Guldager.

He married Joann Donaldson on August 20, 1954, who preceded him in death in 2010. He went to the University of Oregon where he was on a track scholarship while studying communications. He served his country during the Korean War in the Coast Guard. Upon returning from his three year commitment, Mike worked in the television and radio business for the next 44 years in the Eugene/ Springfield area while raising his family. His career began at KVAL television and ended up at KPNW radio. Mike was the Voice of the Ducks in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s while also serving in the same capacity with the Eugene Emeralds.

Survivors include his daughter Kristin Foster and her husband Lou of Eugene, his two sons, Jon and his wife Christine of Eugene, and Erik of Indiana; seven grandchildren, and Patricia Negus of Eugene. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, June 5 at 1:00 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church in Eugene.

Arrangements by Andreason’s Cremation and Burial Service in Springfield. Remembrances to the Willamette Baseball Foundation and Trinity United Methodist Church.

Published in Eugene Register-Guard on June 1, 2014