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Local man dead after bike wreck

 


A man involved in many local causes who helped with the sound system heard at Saturday’s parade died driving his Harley later that night just east of Grand Coulee.

Walter H. Nuehring, known locally as Steve Nuehring, was riding his white 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle toward Wilbur on highway 174 at milepost 23 when he left the road to the right, then tried to correct it and rolled the bike, the Washington State Patrol reported.

He was 59.

Nuehring had lived in the Grand Coulee Dam area for a couple years, he had told The Star last year, shortly after deciding to get involved in local affairs.

Nuehring worked with the Grand Theatre in local productions, helped with the food bank, had a passion for the local American Legion post and was a member of the local Fraternal Order of the Eagles.

“When he got into stuff, he jumped in with both feet,” commented Cindy Jayne, a member of the American Legion.

That’s who provided the public address system for Saturday’s parade, and Nuehring, a former radio man had helped with the sound system.

“He was a great guy,” Jayne said. “He was trying to do a lot of good things for us and the community. We’re going to miss him.””

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