The funeral will be held March 30 for Hubert P. "Hugh" Croteau of Eugene, who died March 24 of age-related causes. He was 87.
He was born April 8, 1918, in Rivulet, Mont., to Joseph and Andre Crozel Croteau. He married Natalie Dumas on Sept. 6, 1941, in Spokane.
A graduate of Gonzaga University in 1940, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1940 to 1946 as a pilot of a B-25. He was shot down over North Africa Sept. 1, 1942, and was a prisoner of war for 32 months.
Croteau worked as a salesman for Uniroyal Tires and Delta Freightlines. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking, oil painting and wood sculpture. He was a member of Toastmasters and St. Vincent de Paul, active in the parents' club at St. Paul Catholic School and Marist and an associate member of the Eugene Executive Club. He was awarded the Gonzaga University's Lindberg Award in 1940 and the Purple Heart.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mary Anne Woodell of Beaverton; a son, Jim of Eugene; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul Catholic Church in Eugene. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church, with a reception following at noon. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Eugene. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul School Foundation or St. Vincent de Paul.
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Married 64 years
Natalie Louise Dumas Croteau
1918–2019 (m. 1941)
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