Davenport Mountain View Cemetery  


                   submitted by Marge Womach 



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Killin, Charles Carr:  (1936-1997); d. 12-26-1997;  “Funeral service for former Davenport Mayor Charles Carr Killin III was scheduled for Wednesday this week at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home, with Pastor Steve Pruitt officiating and interment at Mountain View Cemetery. Born Oct 17, 1936, in Spokane, Mr Killin passed away Dec 26 in Davenport, where he had made his home for over eight years. He was 61.  Mr Killin, who spent 21 years in the Air Force, was a lawyer and professor. During his term as Davenport mayor, from 1991 through 1995, he was co-founder of the Coalition of Lincoln County Mayors, serving as chairman the first two years. He also served as chairman for one year of the Northeast Washington Mayors Association and was co-chair of the Martin Hall Juvenile Facility Acquisition Committee, helping to raise $4 million for the project. Mr Killin, a 50-year member of the Boy Scouts of America, also belonged to the Washington State Bar Association, Masonic Lodge, El Katif Shrine, and Spokane Lions Club.  Mr Killin is survived by his wife, Lisbeth, at the home in Davenport. Other survivors include three sons, Charles C Killin IV of Puyallup, and Frank Lawrence Killin and Kenneth Eugene Killin, both of Davenport; two grandsons; two sisters, Debbie Gibson of Voulder, CO, and Sue Jarvis of Corvallis, OR; and his father, Charles Carr Killin Sr, and step-mother, Helen, of Davenport. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 1-01-1998; see also Charles C Killian who died 2-07-1998; he was born Oct 16, 1913) 


Kiner, Harold Edward: (1908-1971); d. 2-28-1971; h/o Ruth Downie Kiner; “Block 3 ½.  Grave 1, W W Downie; grave 2, Rhoda Downie; grave 3, shown as vacant; grave 4, H E Kiner.” (Davenport City) Ruth Kiner died Dec 27, 1992 in Spokane. (Family Report). “Harold Edward Kiner. Ruth Hill Downie; marriage: Nov 15, 1939, at Davenport, WA. Paul W Koper, minister; Witnesses: W W Downie, J R Downie, Rhoda C Downie.” (Details from marriage certificate #1564); “WA SPPSI US Coast Guards Res. WW II; Mar 13, 1908-Feb 28, 1971.”  (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)  “Funeral services were held March 2 for Harold E Kiner who died Feb 28 at his home. Services were held at the Strate Funeral Home with the Rev Roger Muisiner officiating. Pall bearers were furnished by the Masonic order of which Mr Kiner was a member. Mr Kiner was born in 1908 in Wilbur and came to Davenport in 1936. He served as a Deputy Sheriff under Lou Hutsell until entering military service in 1942. He served with the Army until 1945.  Following his military service, he entered business with his brother in Omak until 1951 and then returned to Davenport to serve another term of service as Deputy Sheriff under Charles McCaffery. His last employment was with the Hewitt Construction company of Spokane.  Mr Kiner was a member of the Presbyterian church and Acacia Lodge of the Masonic Order. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, at the home; a son, Bill of Davenport; a daughter, Mrs Mary Ann Shell of Denver, Colorado; and a sister, Mrs A B Hansen, of Wilbur.” (Davenport Times: 3-11-1971)


King, Elmer E.:  (1868-1939); {Edit:  “Mrs. Idilla J. King of Davenport has been granted an interlocutory decree of divorce from Elmer E. King. Mrs. King charged her husband with cruelty. She was awarded a residence and lots I Davenport, as well as household furniture and other personal property. Mr. King was awarded lots in Davenport and Spokane and a well-drilling outfit. He must pay Mrs. King $25 a month alimony.” (OR: 11-13-1925)}( Edit by R.: interlocutory decree: A court judgment that is not final until the judge decides other matters in the case or until enough time has passed to see if the interim decision is working.  In the the past, interlocutory decrees were most often used in divorces.)

Elmer E. King, age 71, pioneer well digger of Davenport, a resident here for more than 40 years died at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane last Thursday about 10 p.m.  He had been in poor health for several years, and had been the hospital for four days.  He was born in Iowa, April 22, 1868, and came west by wagon-train with his parents,  Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin King, in 1870 from Iowa to Nebraska, and then on to Colorado and the Black Hills of the Dakotas.  His father was a civil war veteran, and the family experienced all of the frontier hardships of the pioneer days.  In 1888 to the family moved to Umatilla county, Ore., and in the same year, came to the Davenport region, and Mr. King remained here all of his life since that time.  Mr. King was married March 8, 1893 to Dilla Charlton of Harrington, member of a pioneer family of Lincoln county.  She survives him as do two sons, Ervin E. King, master of the Washington State Grange, and Carl C. King, state soil conservation association director, both farmers of Pullman, and one daughter, Mrs. Vivian Kurtz of Los Angeles, Calif.  Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Charles McKinnon of Davenport and Mrs. Clara C. Bryant of Long Beach, Calif., three brothers, W. W. and D. D. King of Wenatchee and A. A. King of Wapato, and eight grandchildren.  Funeral services for Mr. King were held Saturday afternoon at the Methodist church in this city, with the Rev. T. Earl Poindexter officiating.  Mrs. Ted Manley and Mrs. Albert Zellmer sang, accompanied by Mrs. Anna Jarvis.  Interment was in Mountain View cemetery.  Pall bearers were Sam Moats, W. F. Gauger, John Albin, Harry Willis, Lew Hutsell and L. H. Kretzer.  The Bumgarner Funeral Home was in charge.  ( Davenport Times-Tribune, Nov 23, 1939) submitted by Barbara Curtis.


King, Margaret Ann:  (1849-1899); d. 4-22-1899; w/o Ben; “Last Saturday afternoon, at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane, Mrs Maggie King, of Davenport, died from the effects of a surgical operation. The remains were brought back to this place Monday, and the funeral took place from the ME Church, of which the deceased was a member, the same afternoon. Mrs King was the wife of Benjamin King, an old resident of Davenport and vicinity. The lady had been apparently in fairly good health up to some two months ago, when she was taken ill. He ailment baffled the skill of physicians for some time. At last the symptoms of the case gave evidence of abdominal tumor, and an operation was decided upon. The patient suffered intensely and was anxious to have the operation performed. She was taken to Spokane last Thursday and Dr Thomas of this city operated upon her. It was found that a tumor did exist upon one of the intestines, but the cause of her suffering was obstruction of the bowels. She came out from under the influence of an aesthetics, but soon began sinking rapidly and died in two or three hours. Mrs King was born in Jackson County, Iowa, and was 51 years of age at the time of her death. She came to Lincoln County with her husband, two daughters, Mrs Clara Bryant and Mrs Alma McKinnon, and five sons: Elmer, William, David, Alva and Arthur King, all residing in this place or vicinity. There are also 9 grandchildren. Mrs McKinnon and Alva King are twins, born on the 4th of July, 1876, and her death occurred on the 31st birthday of her eldest son, E E King. The deceased was an exceptionally Christian woman, a sympathetic and kindly neighbor, a true and loving helpmate to a now sorrowing husband, and an affectionate and devoted mother.” (LCT: 4-28-1899) “Maggie King; Died: 4-22-1899; aged: 51 yrs; married. b. IA; Residence: Davenport. Father: Depay.” (Spokane County Health Records) 


Kipp, Lilla L:  (1879-1970); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Kirchan, Augusta:  (1875-1939);  “Mrs. Augusta Holinsky Kirchan, age 64 years, a resident of Davenport for many years, died at her home in this city about 1 a.m. Wednesday, following an extended illness.  The funeral will be held at the Lutheran church here Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Baumgarner Funeral Home in charge and interment will be in the Davenport Lutheran cemetery.   Mrs. Kirchan was born April 21, 1875, in Germany, and came to the United States with her parents when she was 12 years old, settling in Michigan.  She came to Davenport in the fall of 1896 to be with her sister, the late Mrs. Emma Riddle. She married Louis F. Kirchan here January 4, later moving to Newport, and then to Wilbur, before returning to Davenport about 10 years ago.  She is survived by her husband, four daughters, Mrs. Emily McCulloch, Fort Barrancas, Florida, Mrs. Helen K. Krueger, Davenport, Mrs. Agnes Seidel, Seattle, and Mrs. Della Moline, Carlyle, Mont, two sons, Howard R. Kirchan of Kellogg, Idaho, and Eugene E. Kirchan of Logan, Utah, eight grandchildren, two sisters and a brother at Cleveland, Ohio, and a sister at Kina, Michigan.”  (Typed "as is", with errors, RG )( Davenport Times-Tribune, Nov 9, 1939; Submitted by Barbara Curtis) “Augusta Kirchan. Died: Nov 8, 1939.” (Lincoln Co Auditor); “Augusta Kirchan. Dated: Nov 8, 1939.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); 


Kirchan, Louis:  (1898-1898); d. 11-16-1898;  infant s/o Louis & Augusta; “Kertchen (sic), baby. Died: Nov 14, 1898, aged one month, at Davenport. Strangulation. Father: Lou Kertchen (sic). Mother: Augusta.” (Lincoln Co Auditor death return);  “Sudden Death. Wednesday morning the infant daughter of Mr and Mrs Louis Kirchan died very suddenly, and without having shown any symptoms of illness. When the family sat down to breakfast the child was awake in bed. After breakfast Mr Kirchan stepped to the bed to see the infant before leaving for town and was horrified to find the child dead. The parents have the sympathy of the community in their sudden affliction.” (LCT: 11-18-1898)


Kirchan, Louis Frank: (1861-1945);  “Louis Frank Kirchan. Dated: April 16, 1945.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);   (Edit:  “The public was shocked Wednesday morning by a report that several young men, not one of them over eighteen years of age, had waylaid Louis Kirchan, proprietor of the Davenport Packing Co, while that gentleman was on his way to his home, on west Morgan street, between 7 and 8 o’clock Tuesday evening, and one of them had drawn a revolver and shot Mr Kirchan in the head, the bullet fortunately making only a ragged scalp wound. The first reports in circulation Tuesday evening, among those down town, were to the effect that Mr Kirchan had been held up, and in attempting to escape had been shot.  The affair occurred a short distance west of the Auditorium, just at dusk, and the pistol shot was heard by many people, but as no commotion followed the discharge no attention was paid to the report.  Mr Kirchan gave a reporter the following version of his narrow escape from death. He left the butcher shop after 7 o’clock for home, carrying his books. As he passed The Times office there were four or five young lads walking in front of him. When the boys reached the west side of the Auditorium they stopped and when Mr Kirchan was about to pass they barred his way. He recognized only two of the boys, Roy Millis and Archie MacKinnon. Some days ago Mr Kirchan had some words with young Millis, during which the former slapped the latter’s face. This trouble was the cause of the demonstration Tuesday evening, and the boys had evidently arrange to give Kirchan a beating. Some words were exchanged and Mr Kirchan laid down his books to defend himself, as the boys were armed with sticks. At this stage of the proceedings young Millis drew a pistol. Mr Kirchan, being unarmed, started to run. Two of the boys followed a short distance when the pistol was fired, by Millis, Mrs Kirchan says. The ball struck back of and well above the left ear and glancing made a painful scalp wound that bled profusely. Mr Kirchan reached home and sent for Dr Soverin, who stitched up the wound.” (excerpt of LCTL 3-31-1899); 


Kirk, Veryl G:  “Veryl Gwendolyn Kirk. Died: July 10, 1998. Birth: March 17, 1911. Spouse: widowed. Father: Charles A Ramm. Mother: Ethel Finney. Burial: July 17, 1998, Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA. (Lincoln Co Health death card);  (See also Nottage)


Kirkwood, Daniel:  (1856-1911); d. 6-28-1911; h/o Elizabeth; “Dan Kirkwood, died Wednesday afternoon at his home on Sand Flat, following a three weeks suffering from erysipelas and pneumonia. Mr Kirkwood was a native of Oregon and a pioneer of this state. He settled in Lincoln County 20 years ago having previously resided in the Palouse country six years. He was one of the most prominent and highly respected citizens of northern Lincoln County. At the time of his death he was 55 years of age and is survived by a father, aged 93, living in Oregon, 3 sisters, 4 brothers, a wife and 10 children. Funeral services will be held at Stone’s undertaking parlors, Friday afternoon. Burial will be made in Mountain View Cemetery.” (D Tribune: 1-29-1911); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Kirkwood , Dorothy (Owens):  “Memorial service for Dorothy (Owens) Kirkwood , 93, is scheduled at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug 19, at Zion Lutheran Church in Millwood, following inurnment at 10 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport .  Mrs Kirkwood died May 14 at Park Pl ace in Spokane Va lley .  Born Nov 21, 1917, in the old St Luke’s Hospital in Spokane , to Wendell and Mona Owens of Davenport , she grew up on the farm her parents homesteaded just west of Davenport and attended public school and graduated as valedictorian in 1935 from Davenport High School . She attended Wash ington St ate Col lege for two years before marrying George Kirkwood in 1937. They lived in Davenport , Waterville and Othello before moving to Spokane in 1957.  She returned to college in 1962, attending what is now Eastern Wa sh ington University from which she received a Bachelor of Arts in Home Economics Education in 1965. She taught in the Spokane School District at Libby and Sacajawea Junior High School s for 15 years. Retiring in 1980, she traveled extensively during the following 20 years.  Through the years, she was a leader in both Girl Scouts and 4-H. Since her retirement, she served as a volunteer at the Valley Hospital and Medical Center , worked as an election judge in the Spokane Va lley and was active in the Lilac City Caravaners trailer club in which she and her husband had been members.  She also was a founding member of the Positive Christian Singles at Spokane Va lley Methodist Church and enjoyed working with this group in various capacities. She was famous for leading the apple pie baking committees, whose sales supported many projects at the church.  Besides her husband of 40 years, she was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Owens, and son, George Alex Kirkwood.  She leaves three daughters, Beverly MacLeod of Pismo Beach , CA ; Barbara Schroeder of Spokane ; and Beth Kirkwood of Lakewood , CO ; a daughter-in-law, Amy Knechtel Kirkwood of Bennett , CO ; six grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport .” ( Davenport Times: 2011)


Kirkwood, Eleanor T: (1921-1988); first wife of Robert R;  “Eleanor Theresa Kirkwood. Died: June 21, 1988.” (Lincoln Co Auditor);  “Eleanor T Maskenthine Kirkwood died June 21, 1988 in Davenport’s Lincoln Hospital after a short fight with cancer. She was 67.  Mrs Kirkwood was born March 15, 1921. She was raised on the wheat and cattle ranch west of Davenport. Here she and her husband, Robert R Kirkwood farmed form 1950 to 1984.  She graduated from Davenport High School as valedictorian of her class and from WEU with honors in home economics. She was an artist with a needle and thread. Mrs Kirkwood was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport, past president of the women’s division of the Harrington Golf and Country Club, and past president of the Mothers of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority at Pullman. Survivors include her husband, Robert, at home; one daughter, Donna Miller of Madison, WI; one son, Ronald Kirkwood of Spokane; her father, Paul Maskenthine of Davenport; two granddaughters, Marci and Melissa Miller; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Friday, June 24, at 1 p.m. in the Zion Lutheran Church. Strate Funeral Home is in charge.” (Davenport Times:  6-23-1988; photo in original); “Eleanor Theresa Kirkwood. Died: 6-21-1988, Davenport, WA. Spouse: Robert Ray Kirkwood. Father: Paul H E Maskenthine. Mother: Anna Marie Jahn. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Health death card);


Kirkwood, Elizabeth Blake:  (1864-1942); d. 4-17-1942; w/o Daniel; “Elizabeth Kirkwood. Dated: Apr 17, 1942.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); “Daniel Kirkwood, July 1855, 44, OR, marr. 19 yrs, farmer. Elizabeth: Sept 1864, 35, OR, marr. 19 yrs; 8/8 children born/living. James F, 15; Charles E, 14; Millard, 12; Joseph, 11; Caroline, 8; Margaret, 7; William S, 4; and John A, 2.” (Details from 1900 Inkster Precinct, Lincoln Co, WA census); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Kirkwood, George: (1907-1937); “Mark George Kirkwood. Died: April 22, 1937.” (Lincoln Co Auditor);  “Funeral services for George (Jake) Kirkwood, 29, who shot himself on the mail street of Davenport and died Thursday in an ambulance, were held on Saturday. The Rev R S McCulloch officiated and interment was in the Mountain View Cemetery. Kirkwood is survived by his mother, three sisters and six brothers.” (Odessa Record: 4-29-1937)  “Mark George Kirkwood. Died: 4-22-1937. Birth: 8-17-1907. Single. Father: Daniel Kirkwood. Mother: Elizabeth Blake. Burial: Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Kirkwood, George A: (1914-1977);  “Funeral services for a former Davenport resident and employee of Washington Water Power were held yesterday, June 22, at Riplinger Funeral Home in Spokane. George A Kirkwood, 63, died June 19, 1977 in Spokane. He was born in Toppenish on May 7, 1914. In 1937, he married Dorothy E Owen in Colville.  He then moved to Davenport, where he served as a Washington State extension agent for 14 years.  He farmed in the Waterville area for five years and worked for WWP 27 years.  Kirkwood was a member of the Trailblazers in Spokane, the Spokane Chamber of Commerce, The Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the Lilac City and Washington State Caravaners. He and his wife never mentally left Davenport; they made frequent visits here during their Spokane residency.  Services were officiated by Rev Roger V Muisiner of the Presbyterian Church in Davenport.  Interment was performed at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport.  Kirkwood is survived by his wife, Dorothy; one son, George Alex Kirkwood of Denver, CO; three daughters, Mrs Beverly MacLoud of Tustin, CA, Mrs Barbara Schroeder, Orange, CA, and Beth Alene Kirkwood of Denver; three grandchildren; three brothers, Kenneth Kirkwood of Deer Park, Kieth Kirkwood of Kennewick, and Robert Kirkwood of Davenport; and one sister, Janet Schalock of Creston.” (Davenport Times:  6-23-1977); 


Kirkwood, John A: (1897-1964); “John Alfred Kirkwood. Died; 4-02-1964. Birth: 11-17-1897, Davenport, WA. Never married. Father: Daniel Kirkwood.  Mother: Elizabeth Blake. Burial: Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);


Kirkwood, Lillian A:  (1900-1994); w/o Wm S; “Funeral service for longtime Davenport resident Lillian A Kirkwood will be held at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at Zion Lutheran Church, where she was a member. Pastor Stanley Williamsen will officiate, and interment will be at Davenport’s Mountain View Cemetery.  Mrs Kirkwood died June 6, 1994, in Spokane. She was 94.  She was born April 15, 1900 in Deer Lodge, MT to Andrew and Ida (Stav) Nielson, and she continued to live in Avon, MT until she was 16 years old. At that time, her family moved to Washington, settling north of Mondovi in the Bald Ridge area.  She married William S Kirkwood on July 16, 1921. She and her husband lived in Davenport from 1924 until his death in October 1965.  Mrs Kirkwood was a community volunteer and an accomplished seamstress. She lived in Davenport until her health forced her to move to Spokane, where she died Monday.  Mrs Kirkwood was a member of Order of Eastern Star and Rebekah Lodge, and was past district commander of both the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion auxiliaries of Davenport. She served 60 years on the Lincoln County Elections Committee, and was awarded the Grand Cross of Colors by the International Order of Rainbow for Girls.  Mrs Kirkwood is survived by three sons, William G Kirkwood of Moses Lake, Gerald N Kirkwood of Spokane, and Kenneth M Kirkwood of Steilacoom, WA; 10 grandchildren; 22 grat grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren; one brother, Rudolph Neilson of Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William S Kirkwood; one daughter, Myrtle Jean Miller; one grandson, Steven Kirkwood; and 7 brothers and sisters. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 6-09-1994); 


Kirkwood, Mark George: see George


Kirkwood, Robert R:  (1920-1999);   “Robert R Kirkwood, 79, passed away in Davenport on Oct 30, 1999. He was born to Mathew and Rae Kirkwood Jan 3, 1920, in Tacoma. He graduated from Davenport High School in 1938 and from WSU in 1942 with a degree in animal science.  He married Eleanor (Maskenthine) Kirkwood, his high school sweetheart.  Robert served as an officer in the Army during WW II, achieving the rank of captain.  He and Eleanor owned and managed an Albers Feed Store in Yakima from 1946 until they returned to Davenport in 1951 to take over the family wheat and cattle farm, west of Davenport. They retired in 1982.  Mr Kirkwood was active in the Zion Lutheran Church of Davenport, Davenport Lions Club, Harrington Golf and Country Club and WSU Alumni Association. He served as a 4-H leader for the Davenport Livestock Club, and as president of both the Washington State and Lincoln County Wheat Growers associations. He was also a 50-year member of Acacia Lodge F & AM.  He is survived by his wife of nine years, Elinore (Bennetts) Kirkwood in Davenport; one son, Ronald of Spokane; one daughter, Donna Miller and husband Tom of Lodi, WI; two granddaughters; two step-daughters, Donna Armstrong and husband Dan of Davenport; and Dixie Evans of Fort Lauderdale, FL; one step-son, Ted Bennetts and wife Marlene of Helena; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Kirkwood of Spokane, Helen Kirkwood of Vancouver, Eselene Rice of Arden, and Jean Armstrong and husband Robert of Ennis, MT; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Eleanor, in 1988, three brothers and two sisters.  Memorial services were Nov 3 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport, with Pastor Mark Egertson officiating.” (Davenport Times:  11-04-1999) 


Kirkwood, William S:  (1895-1965); d. 10-05-1965;  h/o Lillian Nielsen; s/o Daniel and Elizabeth; “WA GM 3 US Navy WW I; Nov 8, 1895-Oct 5, 1965.” (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Kirstein, Hilda T:  (1904-1993);  d. 11-16-1993;  “Services for Hilda Kirstein, 89, were held Friday, Nov 19 at the Davenport Assembly of God with Pastor Patrick Hogan officiating. Burial was at Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs Kirstein passed away Tuesday, Nov 16, 1993 at Lincoln Hospital.  Mrs Kirstein was born Sept 12, 1904 at Quincy, WA, to John and Mary Schulz. IN 1930 she married Leonard Kirstein, who preceded her in death in 1987. She lived her life in Wenatchee, Ellensburg and Yakima areas before moving to Odessa in 1974. Mr and Mrs Kirstein moved to Davenport in 1979. Before retirement, Mrs Kirstein was involved in farming with her husband, raising fruit and cattle. She was a member of the Davenport Assembly of God church. Mrs Kirstein is survived by two sons, Vernon of Yakima and Richard of Davenport; two daughters, Helen Gere of Snoqualmie, and Betty Nickerson of Spokane; six brothers, Walter of Spokane, Dave, Gene, Raymond, Herman and Fred of Quincy; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times: 11-25-1993);


Kirstein, Leonard:  (1894-1987); d. 8-22-1987;  “Leonard Kirstein of Davenport died Aug 22, 1987 in the Lincoln Nursing Home. He was 93.  Mr Kirstein was born April 18, 1894 in Wentworth, SD. At the age of nine, he moved with his family to Granite Falls, Washington. By 1917, Mr Kirstein was working wheat harvest for August Giese and later was employed as a mechanic in Odessa. He served in the US Army during WW I.  After the war, he settled in Everett where he farmed and logged, then moved to the Peshastin-Dryden area where he ran an orchard.  On July 20, 1930 he married Hilda Schulz at her parents’ home in Quincy. The couple was married for 57 years.  The Kirsteins moved to the Kittitas Valley and from there Mr Kirstein worked on construction at Grand Coulee Dam. He then returned to the Ellensburg-Kittitas area to work in a sawmill and raise cattle. On his retirement, he moved to the Yakima Valley and then in 1974 to Odessa. In 1979 Mr Kirstein moved to Davenport. He was a member of the Davenport Assembly of God Church. Survivors include: his wife, Hilda, of the home; two sons, Vernon L Kirstein of Yakima and Richard W  Kirstein of Davenport; two daughters, Helen A Gere of Snoqualmie and Betty J Nickerson of Spokane; one sister, Martha Reimann of Redmond; ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held Aug 25 in the Davenport Assembly of God Church. Rev Jim Buell officiated. Interment was in the Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport.” (Davenport Times:  8-27-1987); 


Kittelson, Bernadine:  “A memorial service for Bernadine Kittelson, who died July 23, in Tokett, OR, is scheduled at Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Mark Egertson officiating. The service will follow a 10:30 a.m. inurnment at Mountain View Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.” (Dav. Times: 10-05-2000)  “Private interment for Bernadine ‘Bernie’ Kittelson, 77, is scheduled at the Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport following Aug 1 funeral services at Faith Lutheran Church in Roseburg, OR. Mrs Kittelson, a Davenport native, died July 23, 2000 in Roseburg. Born May 15, 1923, in Davenport, she was the daughter of Fredrick and Elsa (Reinbold) Buck. She graduated in 1941 from Davenport High School where she lettered four years in tennis and had won district singles. She graduated with a secondary teaching degree from the U of W in 1946, married Kenneth Kittelson on Aug 23, 1947, and moved to Roseburg in 1950. There, she taught physical education at Roseburg High School from 1963 to 1973. She belonged to Faith Lutheran Church, where she taught a Wednesday morning Bible study for many years.  She leaves her husband at the home; children, Krista and Gary Winchell of Roseburg, Wayne and Janice Kittelson of Tigard, OR; Jan Kittelson of Wenatchee; eight grandchildren including Emily Winchell of Spokane; two great grandchildren and three nieces. Arrangements were made by Taylor’s Family Mortuary in Winston, OR.” (Davenport Times: 8-03-2000);  (Edit: Bernadine was the only child of Elsa Mathilda Reinbold and her husband Fredrick Geo Buck.) 


Kittelson, Kenneth A:  (1924-2001);  “A graveside service was held Monday, July 16, at the Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport for Kenneth Arthur Kittelson, 76, who passed away July 9 at his Roseburg, OR, home.  He was born in Onalaska, WA, on Sept 19, 1924, to Arthur L and Rose (Nowlen) Kittelson, and served in the US Navy as a gunner on a Liberty ship during WW II.  Married Aug 23, 1946, to Bernadine Eve Buck, who preceded him in death on July 13, 2000, the two moved in 1949 to Roseburg, where he worked as a logging contractor for many years and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church.  He leaves three children, Krista (and Gary) Winchell of Roseburg, Wayne (and Janice) Kittelson of Tigard, OR, and Jan Kittelson of Everett, WA; a sister, Joyce (and Roy) Lee of Roseburg; cousins, Howard ‘Andy’ (and Sandy) Andersen, Arland (and Nancy) Andersen, all of Portland, George Kerr of Ethel, WA, Myrtle Taylor of Tacoma, Lois Luato of Highland, CA, and Glen Bremer of Cookeville, TN; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. A funeral service took place Saturday, July 14, at Faith Lutheran Church.  Taylor’s Family Mortuary in Winston, OR, handled arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 7-19-2001); 



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