In memory of

Jared Wettlaufer

Jan 22, 1990
Oct 8, 2016


Jared Thomas Wettlaufer passed away unexpectedly at home on October 8, 2016 in Eugene, Oregon at the age of 26.

Jared is survived and loved by his father and step-mother, Thomas and Sheila Wettlaufer of Salem, Oregon, mother and step-father, Sheree and James Lerman of Portland, Oregon; fiancé, Cheryl Fisher of Eugene, Oregon; two-month old daughter, Leila Wettlaufer; sisters and brothers, Elaina (and Mark) Andreasen, Katelyn (and Kyle) Smith, Melissa, Heather, and Andrew Wettlaufer, Jake and Jordan Gardner, and Elijah Lerman; nephews and nieces, Tyler and Clara Andreasen, and Madison Smith. Jared also loved and is loved by his fiance’s daughters, Sofi and Fierna.

Jared was born on January 22, 1990 in Red Bluff, California to Tom and Sheree, the fourth child of six. He was the first boy and delighted his parents and three sisters.

Jared was an accomplished singer and guitarist and had a natural gift for writing original music. He had a dry wit and beautiful smile. He was passionate about the great outdoors and loved to rock climb. He loved his family dearly and had recently become involved in genealogy.

A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, October 14, 2016; 1:00 pm at The LDS Stake Center, 4550 Lone Oak Rd. SE, Salem, Oregon. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jared’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations for Jared’s newborn daughter to

Service Information

Thursday October 13, 2016 from 5-7pm
Johnson Funeral Home
134 Missouri Ave S Salem, OR 97302

Memorial Service
Friday October 14, 2016 1:00pm
LDS Stake Center
4550 Lone Oak Rd SE, Salem, OR 97302

Urn Commital Service
Friday October 14, 2016 3:00 pm
City View Cemetery
390 Hoyt St S, Salem, OR 97302

Messages of Sympathy

  1. Shaon Stallings says:

    Jared along with his family are in my daily thoughts and them all. They carolled at my house together a couple of Christmases it touched my heart and made me cry ..I love this family

  2. Darla and DeLynn Cook says:

    We are so sad to hear about Jared Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  3. Melissa (Solomon) Hawes says:

    I used to babysit Jared when he was a tiny, fluffy-haired boy. What a delight he was. Much love to his family as you navigate these days of overwhelming sorrow. May peace find you.

  4. Skyla Richey and Mario lopez says:

    Sorry for lost hope u find peace in your heart from our family to you and your family.

  5. Karen and David Fredrickson says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Jared's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May you find peace and comfort during the coming days, weeks, years, knowing how much he is loved and cherished by a loving Heavenly Father. We love you guys.

  6. Kim Sanders says:

    We are so sorry for this terrible and unexpected loss for your family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. David Moon says:

    I have been a fan of Jared's since I met him when he was about 12. He is a talented guy that inspired me to embrace my own creativity. That legacy will be with me forever. Thank you Jared for sharing.

  8. The Faiman's says:

    So sorry for the loss of your son, he is beautiful. We will be remembering your family during this tough and tragic time. The Faiman's.

  9. Marv, ke says:

    So sorry for the loss of your son, he is beautiful. We will be remembering your family during this tough and tragic time. The Faiman's.

  10. Johnson Funeral Home Staff says:

    We express our deepest sympathies for your loss. To Jared's many friends and family; may you find the peace and comfort you seek in this difficult time. Thank you for the trust placed in Johnson Funeral Home.

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