Odessa City Cemetery 


                                                                            Obituaries submitted by Marge Womach



Page Han  through Heh


We give credit to the Heritage Church, Odessa Historisches Museum and the Odessa Record for assistance in gathering the data.   These have NOT been confirmed by the Odessa City Clerk, but are documentation found within the county that purport to have been buried in Odessa. In many instances (?) will denote that there is some likelihood of error. 

Explanations and Common abbreviations used herein:

TS = Tombstone; OC = specific location to Odessa Cemetery; LL = Christ Lutheran Ledger, data furnished by the Museum

dc = death card; DC = death certificate; Obit = obituary

Suchland = A thorough research of the cemetery was done by Harold Suchland and in some cases his mention is the only available record, with no explanation. From that mention, additional research continues and some records are being documented. Due to the fragile condition of the local copies of the Odessa Record papers which went through a fire in the 1980's, some items are not available.


Hancock, Francis E.,  (d. 9-30-1941; b. abt 1897; TS; OC; Strates)  “Francis E. Hancock. Residence: Lamona, WA. Death: Sept 30, 1941, Veterans Hospital, Walla Walla, WA. Age; 44 yrs. Male, white, married, merchant. Shipping Funeral Director: MacMartin and Chamberlain. Industry or business: stoves. Cause of death: Staphylococoi septicemia.” (Mortuary Ledger) “Frank E. Hancock, Lamona merchant, who died at the Walla Walla veterans’ hospital Monday night, will be buried from the English Congregational church at Odessa at 3 o’clock Saturday, with a military grave side service by Rudolph M. Stumpf Post of American Legion. Mr. Hancock has been identified with the town of Lamona for many years, operating a hardware store and grain business. During recent years, with failing health, he had retired from the grain business. Survivors include his widow and two sons, Elwood and Guy, at home; his father, ‘Dad’ Hancock, Lamona, and several brothers.” (Scrapbook Item: Oct _, 1941) “Funeral services for Francis E. Hancock, 44, were held from the English Congregational church on Saturday afternoon, with burial in the Odessa Cemetery.  A military funeral was given by the American Legion. Pallbearers were chosen from Lamona neighbors and included Paul Haug, Jacob Luiten, John Schwartz, J. A. Carstens, M. E Richardson and Hans Undeburg. Mr. Hancock, who died at Walla Walla veterans’ hospital last week, is survived by his widow and two sons, Guy and Elwood, at the home.” (scrapbook item-Oct 1941)

Hansen, infant s/o John P.,   (d. 2-11-1924; b. 2-11-24; (OC); DC) “Unnamed Infant Hansen. Died: 2-11-1924, Dist #6, Odessa, Lincoln County, WA. Male, white, single; Birth: 2-11-1924, Odessa, Aged: 7 hrs. Father: John P. Hansen, born WA. Mother: Rachel Eckhart, born WA. Informant: John P. Hansen, Odessa, WA. Cause of death: Premature birth, almost 7 mos. Burial: Odessa on 2-12-1924.” (WA State Register of Death, cemetery not specified) (edit: Certificate clearly has Hansen, same parents as of Jack Weldon Hanson, which clearly shows Hanson, except as informant, Hansen.)

Hanson,  Jack Weldon, s/o J. P.  (d. 5-23-1927; b. 9-02-25; OC; DC; obit) “Jack Weldon Hanson.  Died: 5-23-1927, Dist #6, Odessa, Lincoln County, WA. Male, white, single. Birth: Sept 2, 1925, Odessa, WA. Age: 1 yr 8 mos 19 days. Father: John P Hanson, born WA. Mother: Rachel Eckhardt, born WA. Informant: John P Hansen, Odessa, WA. Cause of death: Drowned, accidental. L M Thompson, MD, Odessa, WA.  Burial: Odessa Cemetery, on 5-23-1927. Undertaker: no attendant.” (WA State Register of Death) “Jack Weldon Hansen, little son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Hansen, was drowned in Crab Creek Saturday afternoon. His body was found about 5 o’clock in the creek northwest of his home in a foot of water. Just how or when the accident occurred is unknown. His age was one year, eight months and 19 days. He was last seen alive at home between two and three o’clock, and it is thought that he wandered down to the creek after some children that had been playing there had left, and while wading had fallen and stunned himself so he drowned in the shallow water. It was about 4 o’clock before he was missed and a number of neighbors joined in the search that followed. His body was found by Mrs. John Frieske and Louis Flath who pulled it out of the water. Dr Thompson was immediately summoned and after a brief attempt to resuscitate him, pronounced him dead. Although Crab Creek is a shallow stream and dry for a considerable portion of the year, Jack’s death makes the fifth child that has drowned in it in the last 25 years. The others were Roy Gore, Walter Neeley, a child of John Reiman’s and one of Alfred Erdman. Funeral services for the dead boy were held at his home Monday, the Rev W C Rhea officiating, after which burial took place at the Odessa Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: May 27, 1927)

Hanus, Frank B.,  (d. 6-28-1937-Wenatchee; 49 yrs; burial not shown; Strates) “Frank B. Hanus. Residence: Wenatchee, WA. Called by: Henry & Tom McDormett at Wenatchee. Death: 6-28-1937, at hospital in Wenatchee, WA.  Birth: 49 yrs, Minnesota. Male, white, widowed, mechanic. Length of residence in city where death occurred? 4. Previous residence: Odessa, WA. Cause of death: Pulmonary TB. Physician: C. R. Fargher. Other relatives: none.” (Mortuary Ledger) “Frank Hanus, 49, pioneer well driller and threshing machine operator of the Odessa area, was buried on Wednesday afternoon from the English Congregational church, with the Rev J. H. Wacker officiating, following his death from cancer at a Wenatchee hospital. Born in Minnesota he came to this area with his parents while still a youth, later taking up a homestead near sylvan Lake. During this time, in partnership with H. H. Strate, he followed the well drilling and threshing work, as one of the largest operators in the area, later obtaining employment with the Odessa Hardware company.  During late years he has lived at Wenatchee, where he died. No known survivors remain. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.” (Odessa Record: 7-01-1937)

Hanus, Lela M.,  (Boyer)  (d. 9-03-1927; b. 3-18-1882; w/o Frank; TS; OC; DC; obit) “Mrs. Lila Hanus. Died: 9-03-1927, Dist #6, Odessa, Lincoln Co, WA. Female, white, married, housewife. Birth: March 18, 1882, North Carolina. Father: Alexander G. Boyer, born VA; Mother: Caroline Gambol, born NC. Informant: Frank B. Hanus, Odessa, WA. Cause of death: Heart Failure, Ruptured compensation. L. M. Thompson, MD, Odessa, WA; Burial: Odessa Cemetery, 9-06-1927. Undertaker: Name not known, of Spokane.” (WA State Register of Death) “Mrs. Frank Hanus, age 45, died at her home in Odessa Saturday morning of rheumatism which affected her heart, after an illness of several years duration. Mrs. Hanus was a daughter of Alexander Boyer. She was born in Sotherland, NC, March 18, 1882, and moved to the west in 1902. She was married to Frank Hanus August 6, 1926, from which date she has made her home in Odessa. She was a member of the Methodist church. Besides her husband she leaves to mourn her demise two sons, Walter and Elmer Spiecker, Wenatchee; her father, who resides at Cedonia; four sisters, Mrs. Joe Lloyd and Mrs. James Shown, Burns, OR; Mrs. D. L .Brownfield, Wenatchee; Mrs. Robert Shellburg, Cedonia; and a brother, T. Boyer, Cedonia. Her funeral was held from the English Congregational church Tuesday afternoon, the Rev W C Rhea officiating, after which interment took place at the Odessa Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: Sept 9, 1927) 

Hardt, Alvin,  (d. 1994; b. 1918; TS; OC; obit)  “Service for Alvin Hardt, 76, is planned for 11 a.m. Friday at Heritage United Church of Christ in Odessa. Burial will be at Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements. M.r Hardt, a lifetime Odessa resident, died Tuesday. He was the assistant manager of the Odessa Grange Supply and was an oil distributor. He was a member of the Heritage United Church of Christ, Odessa Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He had been with the Army Corps of Engineers and was a former Odessa City Councilman. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ruth Hardt, at the home; three daughters, Janet Hayes of Spokane; Cheryl Logue of Portland; and Myrna Thomas of Hartline, WA; two sons, Ron Hardt of Othello, WA; and Jeff Hardt of Spokane; two brothers, Bill and Clarence Hardt, both of Odessa; and 8 grandchildren.” (scrapbook obit-undated) “In Memory Of Alvin Hardt.  Born: March 4, 1918, Odessa, WA; Passed Away April 26, 1994, Odessa, WA. Funeral Services: Friday, April 29, 1994, at 11 a.m., Heritage United Church of Christ Sanctuary, Odessa, WA. Pastor Dexter Edwards Officiating. Sacred Selections: ‘In The Garden’ and ‘How Great Thou Art’.  Duet: Delbert and Delores Cook. Organist: Wilma Schmidt.  Congregational Hymn: ‘Count Your Blessings’. Concluding Services and Vault Interment: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA. Casket Bearers:  John Hardt, Rick Hardt, Wayne Schultz, Delbert Hardt, Brian Senkler, Gary Senkler.” (Funeral Program) “Funeral services for Alvin Hardt, 76, were held April 29, 1994, at the Heritage United Church of Christ in Odessa. He died Tuesday, April 26, 1994, at Odessa Memorial Hospital. Al was born on a farm southwest of Odessa on March 4, 1918, the son of Henry and Anna Marie (Pauli) Hardt. He grew up on a farm north of Odessa, attending the first through the eighth grades at a country school. Al helped on the family wheat farm until he was 17, then worked for farmers before being employed by the Great Northern Railway for 1 ½ years. During WW II, he served in the Army Corps of Engineers, working as a heavy equipment operator and instructor of new troops in equipment operation. He was first stationed in Missouri, then in Canada and back to the United States before going to Germany and then to the South Pacific. Following his discharge, he and his brother, Bill, went into an excavating business in Odessa, digging some of the basements of the new homes being built in the town at that time. He then worked for Lincoln County as a shovel operator.  For six years, Al leased the Haase Brothers ranch west of Odessa. He worked for Wolf Motors for a time before purchasing the Atlantic Richfield distributorship. He operated the business for 15 years before selling to the Grange Supply Co of Odessa in 1974. He continued at Grange Supply, where he held the position of assistant manager until he retired in April 1980. Al served as a deacon of the church and a term on the Odessa Town Council. He was a member of VFW and the American Legion.  He was married to Ruth Schultz in St Maries, Idaho, on Sept 17, 1942. Al was in the service and Ruth in nurses’ training. Their first home together was in Odessa in 1945. Al enjoyed trap shooting, bowling and golfing. He had traveled through many of the states from corner to corner and to Hawaii. He is survived by... Al was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Sam Hardt and Henry Hardt, and 5 sisters, Katie Scheller, Annie Goddard, Mollie Gans, Mary Dormaier and Freida Hille. Casket bearers... Interment was at Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: undated scrapbook)

Hardt, Clarence,  h/o Lenora d. 1999; b. 1915; TS; OC; “Funeral services for Clarence Hardt were held Tuesday, March 7, at the Heritage Church in Odessa. Mr. Hardt, a native of the Odessa area, died Friday, March 3, 2000. He was 84 years old. He was born in Odessa on Dec 18, 1915, the son of Henry and Marie Pauli Hardt. He attended the Schmierer school through the eighth grade. On June 1, 1941 he married Lenora Schultz in Harrington, then moved to Odessa, where he worked as an automotive mechanic for Birge’s Garage. He joined the US Army in March 1942 and served in France, where he was wounded.  He received the Purple Heart, was returned to the US and honorably discharged in September 1945. Clarence and Lenora moved to Wilson Creek, where they raised five children and farmed until his retirement in 1978. He was a member of the Wilson Creek American Legion Post #216 and the Odessa VFW Post #7395 and a long-time supporter of the Wilson Creek Presbyterian Church. Clarence is survived by his five children and families, Delbert Hardt, of Moses Lake; John and Karin Hardt, of Odessa; Richard and Vicky Hardt, of Marysville, WA; Karen and Robert Balfe, of Sprague; and Julie and Ed Reynolds, of Chelan; 10 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; one brother, William ‘Bill’ Hardt, of Odessa, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lenora, in 1999, and three brothers and five sisters. Pastor Larry Snyder officiated at the funeral. Interment followed at Odessa Cemetery with military honors. Strate Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 2000

Hardt, Henry,  h/o (A. Marie)  (d. ?; fun: 12-11-47; b. 1-06-1878; TS; OC; Strates; obit) “Funeral services for Henry Hardt, Sr., pioneer rancher of the Odessa area, are being held from the Odessa Baptist church this afternoon, the Rev A. Foll officiating, with burial under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home.  Mr. Hardt died at the St Peter’s hospital at Olympia after a six-day illness. He had been visiting at Olympia the past four months. Born in Russia, Mr. Hardt came to America about 1898, locating for a time at Walla Walla, and then on a ranch north of Odessa. About 10 years ago he retired and moved to Odessa to live. Mrs. Hardt died in April 1943. Survivors include 5 sons, Henry, Moses Lake; William, Odessa; Sam, Hartline; Clarence, Deep Creek; and Alvin, Odessa; 5 daughters, Mrs. Jacob Scheller, Mrs Henry Goddard and Mrs. Otto Gans, Olympia; Mrs. Emanuel Dormaier, Odessa, and Mrs. Chris Hill, Yakima; 20 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 12-11-1947)

Hardt, infant of John Jacob,  (added) d. 12-05-1908 obit “The twin daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Jacob Hardt died last Friday. The funeral was held from the German Lutheran Church, Rev Rieke officiating. Burial was made in the church cemetery.” (notes from Dec 11, 1908 Odessa Record; Sept 25, 1908 notes: “Born: Twins to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hardt, one boy and one girl.”)

Hardt, Lenora, w/o C.  (d. 1999; b. 1918; TS; OC; obit) “Lenora Hardt, an Odessa resident, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, in Odessa. She was 80 years old. Mrs Hardt was born Dec 7, 1918 in Harrington, the daughter of John and Minnie Schultz. She attended school in Odessa and Harrington, graduating from Harrington High School in 1937. She married Clarence Hardt on June 1, 1941. After graduating from Sacred Heart Nursing School in Spokane in 1941, she and her husband moved to San Diego, CA, where their first son, Delbert, was born. In 1949, the family moved to a farm north of Wilson Creek, where they raised their five children and farmed until their retirement in 1978. Due to declining health, she and her husband moved to Odessa in 1993, where she lived until her death. She was active in the Presbyterian Church in Wilson Creek. Her favorite past times were playing cards with her friends, reading and especially family get-togethers. She is survived by her husband, Clarence, of Odessa; five children and their spouses, Delbert Hardt, of Moses Lake; John and Karin Hardt of Odessa; Richard and Vicky Hardt of Marysville, WA; Karen and Bob Balfe of Sprague; and Julie and Ed Reynolds of Chelan; 10 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Hardt of Odessa, and Donna Senkler, of Spokane; one brother, Melvin Schultz of Harrington; step-mother, Margaret Schultz; four step-sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at the Heritage Church in Odessa, with Pastor Arthur Finney officiating. Burial followed at the Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 4-22-1999)

Hardt, Marie,  (w/o Henry)  (d. 4-13-43; b. 9-21-1878; TS; OC; Strates; Cong; DC)  “Mary Hardt. Female, white, married, housewife; Birth: 9-21-1922. Russia; Spouse: Henry Hardt, age 65; Father; Peter Pavelire born Russia; Mother: Mary Eckhardt born Russia. Informant: Henry Hardt, Odessa, WA. Death: Apr 13, 1943 at 10:45, Odessa, Lincoln Co, WA. Cause: carcinoma of head of pancreas. L. J. Bonney, MD, Odessa. Burial: Odessa Cemetery, H. H. Strate, Funeral Home Director, Strates Funeral Home, Odessa, WA.” (WA State Certificate of Death) “Maria Hardt. Aged: 64 yrs 6 mos 24 days. Dated: Apr 18, 1943. Burial: Odessa, WA.” (St Mathews Congregational Ledger) “Mrs. Mary Hardt. Residence: Odessa, WA. Birth: Sept 21, 1878, Russia; Death: April 13, 1943, at residence at Odessa. Age: 64 yrs 4 mos 22 days. Female, married, white, housewife. Husband: Henry. Father: Peter Pauline. Mother: Mary Eckhardt. Physician: L. J. Bonney. Funeral: St Matthews Cong Church, 2 p.m., Rev Flemmer. Burial: Odessa Cemetery. Bill charged to Henry Hardt Sr.” (Mortuary Ledger) “Funeral services for Mrs. Henry Hardt Sr were held from the St Matthews Congregational church on Sunday afternoon, the Rev J. P. Flemmer officiating, with burial in the Odessa Cemetery under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home. Pall bearers included Henry Siebel, Con H Eckhardt, Wentel Weber, Con Gies, Dan Haase Jr., and August Loeffelbein. Mrs Hardt, who came with her husband to America a year after their marriage, arrived at Walla Walla in 1898 and a while later moved to Odessa, locating on a ranch north of town, where they lived until five years ago, then retiring to their home in town. Taken ill last summer she underwent an operation, failing to recover strength. The 10 children were home for the funeral. Survivors are the husband, Henry Hardt, at home; 5 sons, Henry Jr., Moses Lake; Sam, Spokane; Bill, Odessa; Clarence, with the army in CA; Alvin, with the army in Canada; 5 daughters, Mrs. Jake Scheller, Mrs. Anna Goddard and Mrs. Otto Gans, all of Olympia; Mrs. Emanuel Dormaier, Odessa, and Mrs. Chris Hille, Yakima.” (Odessa Record: 22 April 1943) “Born in Russia, Sept 21, 1878, Miss Marie Pauli grew to womanhood there and was married in 1897 to Henry Hardt, coming to America the following year, locating at Walla Walla, and then moving to a ranch north of Odessa, where they lived until five years ago, when they retired to make their home in town... She was the mother of ten children, all of whom survive.” (excerpt from Odessa record: 15 April 1943)

Hardt, Ruth (Schultz), (added)  “Ruth (Schultz) Hardt died Aug 1, 2006, in Spokane.  Her home was in Odessa. She was 84 years old. She was born in Harrington on Feb 16, 1922, to John and Minnie (Rompel) Schultz. Ruth graduated from Harrington High School and then attended the Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Spokane, where she received an RN degree. She worked at Odessa Memorial Hospital for several years. She married Alvin Hardt on Sept 17, 1942, in St Maries, Idaho.  She is survived by two sons, Ron Hardt of Othello, and Jeff Hardt of Otis Orchards, one daughter, Myrna Thomas, of Hartline, one brother, Melvin Schultz, of Harrington, and one sister, Donna Senkler, of Spokane; as well as eight grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband Alvin in 1994 and by two daughters, Janet Hayes and Cheryl Logue. She was a member of Heritage Church of Odessa and of the Royal Neighbors. She enjoyed playing Bunco and Pinochle. Funeral services were held on Monday, Aug 7, 2006, at the Heritage Church in Odessa, with Pastor Larry Snyder officiating. Interment followed at Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 8-10-2006)

Hardt, William,  (added): “William (Bill) Hardt passed away July 17, 2007, at the age of 98. He was a lifetime resident of Odessa. He was born in Odessa on Feb 6, 1909 to Henry and Maria (Pauli) Hardt.  He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Laura (Kennedy) Hardt at the home; one daughter, Dixie and Jim Moore of Mead; three grandchildren, Dave and Nancy Moore, Spokane Valley, Dan Moore, Seattle, Kate and Dan Holland, Mead; and 6 great grandchildren, Bobby, Sean, Jeremy, Frankie, James and William; one sister-in-law, Jean Parr, of Harrington, along with numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and nine brothers and sisters. He was a member of the Heritage Church and Eagle Lodge, Moses Lake. He enjoyed dancing, pinochle and fishing.  Funeral services were held Friday, July 20, 2007, in Odessa. Pastor Tim Hauge officiated.” (Odessa Record: 7-26-2007)

Hardung, Amelia M.,   (d. 8-27-1926; b. 4-26-1906; TS; OC; DC)  “Amelia Harding.  Female, white, single. Birth: April 22, 1906 in WA.  Father: Jacob Harding born Russia; Mother: Anna ___, born Russia. Informant: Sacred Heart Hospital.  Death: Aug 27, 1926, 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Hosp. in Spokane. Cause: Septicemia-hemolytic streptococcus. Diagnosis confirmed by laboratory tests. Geo H. Anderson, MD. Burial: Odessa, WA. Undertaker: Hazen & Jaeger, Spokane.” WA State Board of Health: Cert of death)  “Miss Amelia Hardung, daughter of Mrs. Jacob Hardung, died at the sacred Heart hospital at spokane, Friday, August 27, from septicemia hemolytic streptoccocus. Her illness has extended over a period of nearly seven months, the past five having been spent in the hospital under the care of specialists.  Miss Hardung was born April 22, 1906 at the Hardung place nine miles southeast of Odessa. Her body was brought down from Spokane by Hazen and Jaeger, who took charge of the funeral. The funeral service was held at the Pilgrim Congregational church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Two services were preached, the one in  German by the pastor the Rev A. C. Delebarre, and one in English by the Rev H. P. Christensen, pastor of the Lutheran church. Friends of the deceased, who was well known, filled the church to capacity and showed their sympathy by the many floral offerings. Her body was taken to the Emanuel church cemetery at Packard, fifteen miles southeast of Odessa, where it was laid to rest in the family plot beside her father. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Jacob Hardung, seven sisters, Elizabeth, Pauline, Lydia, Tillie, and Lucille, of Odessa; Mrs. Lee Kelly of White Deer, Texas, and Mrs. Roy Harrison of Chelan; and three brothers, Jacob, Dave and Leo.” (Odessa Record: 9-03-1926) 

Hardung, Anna Margret,   (d. 4-02-40; b. 2-13-1868; w/o Jac. Sr.; TS; OC; Strates) “Anna Margareth Hardung. Burial: 4-07-1940 at Odessa. Age: 72 yrs 1 mo 19 days. Cause: stroke.” (Rev Hausauer’s Funeral Ledger) “Anna M. Hardung. Birth: 13 Feb 1868, Frank, N. Russland. Died: 2 April 1940, aged 72 yrs 1 mo 19 days. 3 sons, 7 daughters, 26 enkelkinder.” (Congregational Church ledger by Hausauer) “Anna Margret Hardung. Residence: Odessa, WA. Death: Apr 2, 1940, 10:15 p.m., at home in Odessa, WA. Informant: Mrs. Liza Schmauder, Odessa, WA. Birth: Feb 13, 1868, Frank, Russia. Aged: 72 yrs 1 mo 19 days. Female, white, widowed, retired housewife. Last worked: March 1940. Previous residence: Dryden, WA. Total time in occupation: 54 yrs. Husband, if deceased: Jacob Hardung, Sr. Length of residence where death occurred: since 1922. In US: 48 yrs. Father: Jacob Schillreff, born Russia; Mother: Katherine, born Russia. Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage. Dr L. J. Bonney. Relatives: 3 sons: Jacob Jr. and David of Odessa, Leo Hardung of Dryden, WA. 7 daughters: Elizabeth Schmauder, Odessa; Pauline Motycha, Davenport, WA; Lydie Heimbigner, Odessa; Tillie Greenwalt, Cashmere, WA; Anna Yerington, Wenatchee, WA; Carolina Kelly, Spokane; Lucille Haskins, Odessa; 26 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild.” (Mortuary Ledger)

Hardung, David, h/o Mary  (d. 1962; b. 1893; TS; OC; obit)  “David Hardung, 69, believed to be about the oldest of the residents born in this area, died at a Spokane hospital Tuesday night, the Odessa Record is informed. Funeral services are announced for Saturday at 2 p.m.  The Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge.  Services will be from the United Congregational Church with burial in the Odessa Cemetery.  Mr. Hardung, who had built up large land holdings in the community, was born Sept 19, 1893, about 15 miles southeast of Odessa. He married Miss Mary Hoff in 1919 at Ritzville. He farmed all his life and in 1946 moved to town, remaining active in farming until two years ago when his health broke. Since then he was hospitalized most of the time. He is survived by his wife, Mary, at the home; three sons, Joe, Odessa; Lavene, Benson, AZ; and Herbert, Palm Desert, CA; two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Gustafson, Port Angeles, WA, and Mrs. Marcine Deife, Odessa; five sisters, Mrs Lucille Haskins, Odessa; Mrs. Lydia Heimbigner, Chewelah; Mrs. Matilda Wagner, Spokane; Mrs. Ann Yerington, Wenatchee; and Mrs. Carolyn Renfro, Reno, NV.” (Odessa Record: 10-18-1962)  “Funeral services for David Hardung... Acting as pallbearers were Henry Frick, David Weber, Otto Schoonover, Homer Kennedy, John Weber, Abner Haugen, and John Hopp Jr.  Music for the service was by the men’s quartet, Rev Schafer, Al Kirstein, Roland Schafer and Henry Walter, with Mrs. R. E. Suchland at the organ. A resident of the area since his birth on Sept 19, 1893, Mr. Hardung had been a highly successful  wheat farmer. He retired to town in 1946 but retained an active part in ranch operations until two years ago. He is survived...” (Odessa Record: 10-25-1962)

Hardung, Jacob Sr.,  (d. 1-02-1922; b. 2-18-1863; TS; OC; obit) “Jacob Hardung, an Odessa pioneer and for years one of this area’s largest wheat raisers, died Monday from injuries received in an automobile accident near Dryden, where he moved two years ago after purchasing large orchard land interests. His wife, who was with him at the time of the accident, also was injured, but now is pronounced out of danger. The accident occurred while Mr. and Mrs. Hardung had finished a visit with a neighboring family, Dr and Mr. William Dittman, who live about three quarters of a mile from the Hardung home on the bank of the Wenatchee River. Mr. Hardung had parked his car a short distance from the river bank, and when he backed up to make the turn to go home, lost control of the machine, and it shot over the bank into the river. The car fell 150 feet to the water, turning over several times. Mr. Hardung, who was 58 years old, was born at Frank, in North Russia. Soon after his immigration to the United States he came to the Odessa area, and during the past 20 years acquired more than 2,000 acres of the best wheat land in the area.” (From The Odessa Record of Jan 6, 1922 in Jan 2, 1997, 75 yrs ago column)

Hardung, Joe Albert,  (WW II) (d. 2-16-2001; b. 1-11-1922; TS; OC) “Graveside services for Joe A. Hardung will be held Friday, Feb 23, at the Odessa Cemetery Chapel. Mr. Hardung, member of a pioneer family and a lifetime resident of Odessa, died Friday, Feb 16, 2001, following a lengthy illness. He was born Jan 11, 1922, the son of David and Mary (Hoff) Hardung on the family farm southeast of Odessa. He attended school in Odessa, graduating from Odessa High School with the Class of 1940. He entered the US Army during World War II in Dec 1942 and was discharged in Jan 1946. During most of that time, he served overseas with the 11th Armored Division of Patton’s 3rd Army.  He married Daisy Duncan, of Spokane. The couple operated the family farm until their retirement, when they moved to Odessa.  He was a member of the Heritage Church in Odessa, a charter member of the Odessa VFW Post #7395, a member of the American Legion and a founding partner of the Farming Service Aerial Spray Business.  He was a former member of the Odessa Gun Club, Odessa Grange #931 and the Masonic Lodge. Joe enjoyed traveling and reading history books.  He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Daisy Hardung, at the home; two children, Mike and LuAnn Hardung, of Odessa, and Jodee Hardung-Gallagher, of Odessa; 5 grandchildren, Roxy Plinski, Amy, Joel and Mandy Hardung and Hope Hardung-Gallagher; two sisters, Lucille Gustafson, of Port Angeles, WA, and Marcine Deife, of Cheney; two brothers, Lavene Hardung, of Mesquite, NV, and Herb Hardung, of Spokane, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Pastor Don Smith will officiate at the graveside service. Interment will be at Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record-Feb 22, 2001) 

Hardung, Leo T.,   (d. 6-06-1959; b. 4-26-1909; TS; OC)

Hardung, Mary,  w/o David  (d. 1983; b. 1899; TS; OC; obit)  “Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 2, 1983 from the UCC in Odessa for Anna-Marie (Mary) Hardung, who passed away on Saturday, Feb 26, 1983. Rev Randy Middleton officiated at the services. Anna-Marie Hardung was born in Frank, Russia on Dec 18, 1899, the daughter of Jacob and Katrina Hoff. She along with her family came to the United States in 1907 and settled on a farm southwest of Odessa. She received her education in country schools. As a young girl, she was confirmed into the Congregational Church. On Nov 6, 1919, Mary was married to David Hardung at Ritzville. To this union five children were born. David preceded Mary in death in October, 1962. Survivors include Lucille Gustafson, Port Angeles, WA; Marcine Deife, Spokane and Odessa; Herbert Hardung, Davenport; Lavene Hardung, Mesquite, NV; and Joe Hardung, Odessa; four sisters, Lydia Bartalamay, Frieda Richards and Edith Johnson, all of Olympia, WA; and Hattie Maynard, of Chehalis, WA; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Special music ‘Gutt Ist Mein Liebe’ and ‘Rock of Ages’ were sung by Delbert and Delores Cook while Wilma Schmidt accompanied them on the organ.  Casket bearers were Mary’s grandsons, Ron Gustafson, Larry Gustafson, Fred Gustafson, Mark Deife, Bill Deife, Kurt Hardung, Mike Hardung and Jim Hardung. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery with Strate Funeral Home of Davenport in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 3-10-1983)

Harruff, Ivan Leroy,  (WW II;  d. 1997; b. 1910; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services for Ivan Harruff were held on Friday, Dec 12, at the Heritage United Church of Christ Sanctuary in Odessa, with Pastor Arthur Finney officiating. Mr. Harruff died on Sunday, Dec 7, 1997, at his home southwest of Odessa. He was 87 years old. He was born in Marion, Ohio, on Oct 11, 1910, the son of Elmer and Myrtle (Squibb) Harruff. He was a WW II Navy veteran, a member of the El Katif Shrine, Scottish Rite, a 32nd degree Mason, Lodge #34 F&AM; a 56-year member of Tyrian Masonic Lodge #96, and BPOE Lodge #228, all of Spokane; Eagles Lodge, Airee 2797, of Colville; Masonic Lodge #130 and American Legion, both of Kettle Falls, and the American Federation of Police. He is survived by his wife, Mary H. Miller-Harruff, at the home; one sister, Idelle Houser, of New Jersey, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Serving as casket bearers at the funeral were Terry Kissler, Troy Kissler, Brian Homberg, Marty Pfeifer, Lance Kissler, Brent Kissler and Steve Fink. Interment was at Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 1997)

Harshbarger, John J.,   (d. 1988; b. 1916; TS; OC; obit) “John J. Harshbarger of Odessa, born March 19, 1916 in Coalridge, Montana to Minnow and Beatrice Harshbarger, died March 9 at Moses Lake following a one-vehicle accident. Raised in Plentywood, Montana, he was married in late 1935 to Mary L. Oslavski, and the couple moved to Mossyrock, WA. In the early 1950’s they moved to the Willamette Valley area of Oregon, then to Pasco in 1959. They came to Odessa in 1976. Mr. Harshbarger was a dairy farmer most of his life. He is survived by his wife, Mary, at the family home here; by a son Larry Harshbarger of Klamath Falls, Oregon; by 3 daughters: Ellen Sylvia of Renton, and Linda Pasco of Pasco, and Ruby Decker of Kirkland; by two sisters: Mary Meagher of Grenora, ND and Martha Gordon of Westminster, CA; by two brothers: Mark Harshbarger of Dagmar, MT and David Harshbarger of Seattle; and by 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral service was held Saturday, March 12, at the Odessa Cemetery Chapel, Pastor John Bayles of Odessa Baptist Church officiating. Interment followed at the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of Chapel of Memories.” (Odessa record-undated)

Harshman, Ricky,    (Suchland’s listing only)  “Ricky Lee Harshman, age one year and six days, died at the Memorial hospital on Tuesday evening, and funeral services have been set for Friday morning. The service will be from the Strate Funeral Home chapel at 10:30, with Rev Dick Brudine of Moses Lake officiating.  Burial will be in the Odessa Cemetery.  Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harshman; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Dormaier of Odessa, uncles and aunts from both sides of the family.” (Odessa Record: 1-27-1955) 

Haskins, Lucille Hardung,  (d. 1993; b. 1911; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services for Lucille Hardung Haskins will be held at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) at Christ Lutheran Church in Odessa. Mrs. Haskins died Saturday, Feb 20, 1993 in Spokane. She was the youngest and last surviving member of the Jacob Hardung Sr family, among the first settlers of the Odessa area. She was born May 25, 1911 in Adams County to Jacob and Anna M. Schillereff Hardung. She married C. R ‘Roy’ Haskins in 1930. She and her husband owned and operated the Palace Hotel in Odessa from 1946 to the present time. Mrs. Haskins was active in establishing the senior citizens’ program in Odessa and was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Roy in 1974. She is survived by one daughter, Jacqueline Eide, of Odessa; two granddaughters, Sharon Eide, of Bridgeport, and Phyllis Eide, of Kealau, Hawaii, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Haskins will lie in state at the Christ Lutheran Church today. Soloist will be Donna Schafer.... The pall bearers are Bill Deife, Larry Gustafson, Joe Hardung, Herb Hardung, Lloyd Harding, Al Motycka and Rick Haase. The Rev Scott Jurgens will officiate at the funeral service. Interment will be at the Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home is in charge.” (scrapbook item)

Haskins, Roy,  (d. 1974; b. 1902; TS; OC)  “Charles Roy Haskins.  Died: Feb 5, 1974.  Birth: 11 Feb 1902, MN; Spouse: Lucille Hardung.  Father: Charles Haskins.  Mother: Carrie Barnhart.  Burial: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Health death card.) “Charles Roy Haskins, Odessa, died suddenly Feb 5 at the Odessa Memorial Hospital after suffering a stroke Jan 21. Charles is the son of Charles Haskins and his wife, Carrie Barnhart, and was born on Feb 11, 1902 in Gravelville, MN. He moved to the Marlin area with his parents when he was four years old. He attended schools in Marlin. He was married to Lucille Hardung on Sept 15, 1930. One daughter was born to this union. Mr. Haskins was preceded in death by his parents and by two brothers, Earl and Delbert. He is survived by his wife, Lucille; by his daughter, Jacqueline Eide; by 2 granddaughters, Phyllis and Sharon Eide, all of Odessa, by tow sisters, Mrs. Virginia Reiner, Ephrata, WA and Mrs. Beatrice Holien, Kahlotus, WA, and other relatives. Funeral services were held at the Christ Lutheran church Feb 8, 1974 with Pastor Daniel Cronrath officiating. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery. A duet was sung by Mrs. George Gies and Mr. Al Scheibner accompanied by Mrs. Leo Stout on the organ. The selection presented by the duet was ‘Have Thine Own Way, Lord’. Pallbearers  were Herbert Jeske, Henry Hopp, Alfred Wiest, Cornelius Jantz, Clem Groh, Jr., and Jim Goetz. Haskins was employed by the county road department until his recent retirement.” (scrapbook item)

Havlicak, Daughter,  (d. 1922; b. 1893; TS; OC; edit: first Catholic burial in new Catholic section if evidence substantiates the burial in this cemetery rather than in the old Catholic Cemetery south of Odessa; the tombstone appears in the Catholic section of the Odessa city cemetery. See also Odessa Old Catholic Cemetery file) “Mary Havlicak. Female, white, single. Birth: June 10, 1894, MN. Age: 28 yrs 11 mos 19 days. Father: Thomas Havlicak, born Bohemia. Mother: Sophia Napash. Informant: Edgecliff Sanitarium, Spokane, WA. Died: March 24, 1923, 8 p.m. Edgecliff Sanitarium, Spokane, Reg. Dist R-19, Spokane Co, WA. Usual place of abode: Odessa, WA. Cause of death: Pulmonary Tuberculosis, 3 yrs duration. Contributory: Tuberulous Enteritis of 6 mos duration. Frank S Miller, MD, Spokane, WA. Burial: Odessa, WA. Date of Burial: March 31, 1923. Undertaker: Smith & Co.” (WA State Board of Health: Certificate of Death; cemetery not specified)

Havlicak, Mother (Sophia Napras),  (d. 10-11-1934; b. 9-28-1864; w/o Thomas; TS; OC; Strates) “Mrs. Sophia Havlicak. Residence: Odessa, WA. Death: Oct 11, 1934, 11:45 a.m., Odessa, WA. Informant: Mrs. Anna Smith, Odessa. Birth: Sept 28, 1864, Bohemia. Aged: 70 yrs. Female, white, widowed, housewife. Last worked: 2 wks ago. Time spent in occupation: 50 yrs. Father: Napras, born Bohemia; Mother: not obtainable. Previous residence: Jackson, MN. Dr L. J Bonney. Relatives: 6 sons: Thomas, Odessa; Joe, American Falls, ID; Frank, American Falls; Henry, American Falls; John, American Falls; William, American Falls, ID; 2 daughters: Mrs. Anna Smith of Odessa; Mrs. Sophia Praetorius, of Odessa. 11 grandchildren. Physical: Medium gray hair, blue eyes, 5 ft 2 inches, 115 lbs, no teeth.” (Mortuary Ledger: Cemetery not specified) “Mrs. Sophia Havlicak, aged pioneer of the Odessa region, died at the family home here on Thursday noon, following an illness of several weeks duration. Funeral arrangements have not been made but will likely be held on Sunday or Monday. Rosary will be said Friday evening at 7:30. Several sons living in Idaho are on their way here, having left there hoping to get here before her death. The family came here many years ago from Jackson, MN, locating on a homestead in the Odessa region. Her husband, the former Thomas Havlicak, died here about 18 years ago, and since then she has made her home with her son, Tom. The body is in the care of Strates undertaking parlor. The funeral will be held from the Catholic Church, with burial in the Odessa Cemetery, beside the body of her husband.” (Odessa Record: 10-12-1934) “Mrs. Sophia Havlicak, 70, who died at the home of a son here on Thursday, was buried from the St Joseph Catholic Church on Monday morning, the Rev father John Glaser reading high mass. Burial was made in the family plot at the Odessa Cemetery, H. H. Strate in charge. Mrs Havlicak was born in Austria-Hungary, and came to the United States while still a girl. She lived for a time in North Carolina. She was married in Chicago and lived for many years in Jackson County, MN. She and her husband, with their family, came to the Odessa region in 1901 and homesteaded land north of here. Her husband died in 1916 and for the next seven years she remained on the farm, ranching with her sons. The family moved to Odessa and she lived with her son, Thomas, until her death. Pall bearers were selected from church members and friends of the family, including James Vostral, Tony Neves, Mike Nichols Sr., Joe Silva, Julius Dietrich and A L Minard. Survivors include six sons, Thomas, Odessa; Joseph, Frank, John, Henry, and William, all of American Falls, Idaho; and two daughters, Mrs. Anna Smith and Mrs. Sophia Praetorius, both of Odessa.” (Odessa Record: Oct 19, 1934) “Sophia Havlicak. Female, white, widowed, housewife.  Widow of Thomas Havlicak. Birth: Sept 28, 1864. Age: 70 yrs 13 days. Birthplace: Bohemia. Father: Napras, born Bohemia; Mother: Not obt. born Bohemia. Informant: Mrs. Anna Smith, Odessa, WA. Death: Oct 11, 1934, 11:45 a.m.  Cause: Coronary Thrombosis, duration 1 ½ days; Contributory: arteriosclerosis of 10 yrs duration. Physician: L. Bonney. Burial: Catholic Odessa Cemetery, Oct 15, 1934. Undertaker: H. H. Strate, Odessa, WA.” (WA State Dept of Health: Death Certificate)

Havlicek, Thomas Sr.,  (added) d. 1916 (see obit of Sophia) (edit: The tombstone of Thomas Sr. Havlicek remains in the old Catholic Cemetery, south of Odessa, where there is another Havlicak family plot. It is not possible with present data to resolve where the bodies actually are, however, his tombstone is not in the same cemetery as that of his wife. No evidence has been found to indicate that his body was moved from the old cemetery. If the husband and wife are indeed buried together, it is more probable that they are in the old Catholic Cemetery, and that the tombstone for the wife was posited in the wrong cemetery.) “Thomas Havlicak, a pioneer of this vicinity, died at this home northeast of Odessa yesterday of ptomaine poisoning after an illness of only four days. Mr. Havlicak was 74 years of age, and was taken ill Monday after eating some canned salmon and gradually grew worse until death relieved his suffering. He was born in Bohemia and when a young lad emigrated to Chicago, which was then only a small place. He resided there about twenty years when he moved to Jackson County, MN, from whence he came to Odessa about 15 years ago. He was an honest, hardworking, honorable gentleman, one of the kind that commanded and received the respect of all classes and sects of people and one that will be missed often by many friends. He leaves to mourn his loss, a wife, and ten children, 7 boys and 3 girls. Arrangements for funeral services have not yet been completed, but they will be held Monday.” (Odessa Record: Apr 7, 1916)

Havlicak, Thomas,  (d. 1966; b. 1885; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral mass for Thomas Havlicak was held at St Joseph Catholic Church Wednesday morning at 10 a.m.  Rosary was at 7:30 p.m. at St Joseph Church Tuesday with Father O’Dea officiating. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery under the direction of Strates Funeral Home.  Pallbearers were Joe Pavliska, Tony Neves, Lloyd Williams, Frank Groh, Louis Kremsreiter and Art Schimke.  Thomas Havlicak, 81 passed away Sunday, July 17, 1966 at the Odessa Convalescent Home. Tom was born May 24, 1885 in Jackson, MN, the son of Sophie and Thomas Havlicak. He was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic church in Jackson.  The Havlicak family moved to Odessa in 1901 and homesteaded land north of town. After the death of Tom’s father in 1916, he helped with farming operations until 1923, at which time he and his mother moved to Odessa and he began employment with the Lincoln County Road Dept. He retired from this work in 1950. Tom has been in failing health for the past several years and had spent the past eight months, prior to his death, in the convalescent home. He was a member of the St Joseph Catholic church and Eagles. Preceding Tom in death were his father, mother, two sisters and one brother. He leaves to mourn his passing, one sister, Mrs. Anna R. Smith, Odessa; 5 brothers, Joe, Frank and Henry Havlicak, of American Falls, ID, and John and William of Rockland, ID; one niece and eleven nephews.” (Odessa Record: 7-21-1966)

Hayes, Janet E.,  (d. 1-20-2002; b. 5-08-1947; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral service for Janet E. (Hardt) Hayes were held Monday, Jan 28, Heritage Church in Odessa. Janet died Sunday, Jan 20, 2002, in Spokane. She was 54 years old. Janet Hardt was born in Spokane on May 8, 1947, the daughter of Alvin and Ruth (Schultz) Hardt. She grew up and attended school in Odessa, graduating from Odessa High School in 1965. She went on to become a flight attendant for Northwest Airlines for 10 years. During her employment there, she was based in Minneapolis and Seattle, and her route took her to Japan. Later, she was a dental assistant in Seattle and Spokane. Janet loved to spend time with her family and friends. She was a loving person, who will be remembered well for her ability to laugh and her great sense of humor. She was a member of Heritage Church in Odessa. She attended Unity Christian Church and New Life Christian Group in Spokane. She is survived by her mother, Ruth Hardt, of Odessa; two brothers, Ron Hardt, of Othello, and Jeff Hardt, of Otis Orchards; two sisters, Cheryl Logue of Portland, and Myrna Thomas of Hartline, and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father Alvin Hardt, in 1994. Pastor Larry Snyder officiated at the funeral. Interment followed at Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: Jan 31, 2002)


Hayes, Mrs. Max, 1930

"Mrs. Max S Hayes Dead. Word was received here Tuesday of the death Monday at a Spokane sanatarium of Mrs. Max S Hayes of Little Falls. Mrs. Hayes suffered with tuberculosis for several years and until lately it was believed her recovery was certain. A relapse occurred a week ago and physicians then gave up hope for her recovery. The sympathy of the many friends of the Hayes family here is extended the survivors, her husband, and two children, Jack and Anna Louise." (Reardan Gazette: 9-04-1930)


Hays, Olive Acuff Hildebrand,  (d. 9-28-1909; b. 1879; DC; OC; obit) “Mrs. C. T. Hays, whose funeral occurred here last Tuesday, was born in Dallis County, MO, in 1879. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Acuff of this place. She was married in 1898 to Lester Hildebrand. To this union was born three children, Alma, Emily and Lena. The death of Mr. Hildebrand occurred at this place about three years ago. In Sept of last year Mrs. Hildebrand was united in marriage to Clarence T Hays. The peculiar affliction which resulted in her death invites the sympathy of the entire community. Mrs. Hays began the Christian life when 15 years of age, and her sincerity and devotion to the cause has abundantly manifest among us. She had been a member of the Baptist church for 14 years, when she, with her husband, united with the Methodist church here last winter. Her funeral was held at her late home at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 28. The theme being ‘She shall be missed for her place shall be vacant.’  May the consolations of Our Heavenly Father be upon the bereaved father, mother, brothers, sisters, husband and children. Charles M. Bolin.” (Odessa Record: Oct 1, 1909) “Mrs C. T. Hayes died at Odessa Sept 27th.” (Citizen: Oct 8, 1909)  “Dr Wagner was called from Harrington Wednesday evening to see Mrs. C. T. Hays who has suffered with heart trouble for the past few weeks.” (Citizen: 8-27-1909) “Ollie Hayes.  Female, white, married, housewife. Aged: 31 yrs. Father: C. M. Acuff. Mother: (not shown). Informant: John M. Semple, Medical Lake, WA. Death: Sept 24, 1909, at 3:20 p.m. at Medical Lake, Spokane Co, Eastern Wash. Hospital. Cause of death: Exophthalmic Goitre. Signed: John M. Semple, Medical Lake. Usual residence of deceased: Odessa, WA. Length of stay at place of death: 14 days. Burial: Odessa, WA, Sept 25, 1909.” (WA State Certificate of Death)

Hays, Shandy Lee,  (d. 7-26-1978; b. 7-24-1978; TS; OC)   

Hays, Shanley,  (d. 7-26-1978; b. 7-24-1978; TS; OC)

Hehn, Amelia, (added) “Hehn, Amelia.  Died: 23 Sept 1902, d/o Martin.” (Odessa Christ Lutheran Ledger)  “Amelia Hehn, the one year and six months’ old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hehn, died last Tuesday at the family home seven miles north of Odessa of dysentery. The funeral services were held at the grave in Heimbigner’s Cemetery, on Thursday, Rev Doescher officiating.”  (Odessa Record: Sept 26, 1902)  “Amalia Hehn, daughter of Martin Hehn, died 23 Sept 1902, burial on 25 Sept 1902 in Heimbigner’s Cemetery. Age: 1 year 6 months..... Parents, 2 brothers.” (Christ Lutheran Church ledger in German script)

Hehn, Martin,  (added) “Hehn, Martin.  Died: 15 Sept 1902; son of Martin.” (Odessa Christ Lutheran Ledger)  “Martin, the three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hehn, died last Monday at the family home seven miles north of Odessa. Rev Doescher conducted the funeral services, which were held at the grave, in Heimbigner’s Cemetery.”  (Odessa Record: Sept 19, 1902)  “Martin Hehn, son of Martin Hehn, died 15 Sept 1902, ...., aged 3 years 7 months; and was buried 16 Sept 1902 in Heimbigner’s Cemetery, Odessa, WA. Mourned by parents, 2 brothers and a sister.”


Odessa City Cemetery Obituaries, Odessa, Washington,  submitted 

to the WAGenweb March 2006 by Marge Womach

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