Odessa City Cemetery 


                                                                      Obituaries submitted by Marge Womach



Page Hein through Hi


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.


Hein, Alfred, (WW II)  (d. 6-20-1984; b. 8-23-1908; TS; OC; obit)  “Funeral services were held for Alfred Hein on Monday, June 25, 1984, from Christ Lutheran Church in Odessa with Pastor Stanley Williamsen officiating.  Alfred Hein was born at Ritzville, WA, the son of Henry and Anna Margaret Citzman Hein, on Aug 23, 1908. His early youth was spent at Mt Vernon, WA. He later moved with his family to a farm and received his early schooling at the Jayner School, southeast of Odessa, and later at the Smith School, northeast of Odessa. He received his high school education and was graduated from Odessa High School in 1928.  He along with his brother, Bill, started a service station business, which they later sold and Alfred went to Malaga, WA.  He drove school bus there for three years when war was declared he enlisted in the Army Air Corp, where he was Chief Mechanic at Bolling Field in Washington, DC.  He returned to Odessa at the end of the war and later settled in Spokane, where he worked for Kaiser Aluminum for the next 32 years. Alfred had been in ill health for the past four months and spent the time with his niece and family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dahn. He passed away on June 20, 1984. Survivors include brothers, Laddie Hein, Seattle, WA; Edward Hein, Bowling Green, KY; and Robert Hein, Hawaii; sisters, Edna Baker, Odessa, WA; Evelyn Ingersoll, Monroe, WA; Dorothy Ogden, Spokane, WA; and Delores Du Ponti, Reno, NV.  Providing special music for the services were Florence Stout at the organ and Donna Schafer who sang ‘How Great Thou Art’ and ‘Beyond The Sunset’. Casket bearers were Melvin Schauerman, Jerry Jasman, Edwin Jasman, Loren Schlimmer, Jim Scrupps, and Ronald Frederick. Concluding services and vault interment were in the Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA. Strate Funeral Home of Davenport was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 7-05-1984)

Hein, Anna M.,  (d. 12-13-1981; b. 3-03-1893; TS; OC; obit)  “Funeral services were held on Dec 17, 1981 at 1 p.m. from the Christ Lutheran Church in Odessa for Mrs. Anna Margaret Hein who passed away at the Odessa Convalescent Center. Pastor Daniel Cronrath officiated at the services. Anna Margaret Citzman Hein was born on March 3, 1893 in Frank, Russia, the child of Henry and Anna Elizabeth Citzman. At the age of five she immigrated to the United States with her parents, settling in the Walla Walla, WA area. At the age of eight, she moved with the family to the Ritzville area. She received her formal education in a rural school near Packard. She was married to Henry Hein and to this union ten children were born.  Mrs. Hein was an active member of the Christ Lutheran Church. She had been baptized in infancy in Frank, Russia and was later confirmed in the Christian faith. Until sickness forced a limitation of her activities, she was found regularly at worship and at the celebration of communion and in the activities of the women of the church. After a short stay in the Odessa Convalescent Center, she passed away on Dec 13, 1981.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; by two sons, John and William; by her parents and by two brothers, Samuel and Henry Trabont. Survivors include four sons, Alfred of Spokane; Laddie of Seattle; Edward of Bowling Green, KY; and Robert of Kwajlein in the Marshall Islands; four daughters, Edna (Mrs. Carl Baker) of Odessa; Evelyn  (Mrs. Harry Ingersol) of Monroe; Dorothy Ogden of Spokane; and Delores (Mrs. Bob Du Ponti) of Reno, NV; one brother, Fred Trabont of Lebanon, OR; three sisters, Edna (Mrs. Asa Keller) of Grants Pass, OR; Lillie (Mrs. John Shuh) of Bermuda Deines, CA; and Georginia (Mrs. Chester Hildebrand) of Mt Vernon; by 26 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren; and 15 great great grandchildren; and by other relatives and friends. Special music for the service was provided by Miss Sharon Eide at the organ and by Mrs. Donna Schafer who sang ‘In The Garden’ and ‘The Old Rugged Cross’. Honorary bearers were Reuben Fink, Ed Borgens, Harold Gies, George Gies, Richard Voise and Ralph Heimbigner.  Casketbearers were Marvin Greenwalt, Ben Allen, John Groh, Clayton Dahm, Mark Bundrock and John Felch.  Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery with Strate Funeral Home of Davenport in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 12-24-1981)

Hein, Conrad, Sr.,   d. Sept 1936 (see Konrad Hein)

Hein, Henry,   (d. 10-15-1956; b. 2-03-1888; TS; OC; obit; LL) “Henry Hein. Born: Feb 3, 1888, Frank, Russia. Died: Oct 15, 1956, Odessa, WA. Buried: Oct 19, 1956, Odessa, WA. Survived by Anna, widow, Alfred, William, Edna Greenwalt, Evelyn Ingersoll, Dorothy Ogden, Edward, Dolores Raugust, Robert. 19 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, one brother. Cause: Apoplexy. Text: John 3:16. W J Fritz.” (Christ Lutheran Church ledger) “Funeral services for Henry Hein, 68, were held from the Christ Lutheran Church on Friday afternoon. The Rev Werner J Fritz officiated, with burial in the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home.  Pallbearers included Robert Brauer, Reuben Janke, Henry Lesser, Tony Groh, Henry Hopp and David Hardung. Music at the service was provided by a quartet, Clarence Schmidt, E. A. Scheibner, Mrs. George Gies and Mrs. Emanuel Yuckert. Mrs. Leo Stout was organist.  Hymns chosen were ‘Asleep in Jesus’ and ‘O Take My Hand Dear Father.’  Born in Russia, Feb 3, 1888, Mr. Hein came to America in 1906. He was married in 1908 to Miss Anna Sittzman. Living for a time at Ritzville and Monroe, the family came to Odessa, and have lived here since. Death came after a seven hour illness brought on by a heart attack last Monday.  Survivors include the widow, at the home; four daughters and five sons: Alfred Hein, Spokane; William Hein, Tacoma; Laddie Hein, Seattle; Edward Hein, Fort Collins, CO, and Robert Hein, Medical Lake; Mrs. Edna Greenwalt, Odessa; Mrs. Evelyn Ingersoll, Omak; Mrs. Dorothy Ogden, Seattle, and Mrs. Delores Raugust, Spokane.”  (Odessa Record: 10-25-1956)

Hein, John,  (Pfc-WW II)  (d. 5-01-45; b. 3-02-1911; TS; buried Apr ’49; OC; obit; LL) “John Hein. Born: March 2, 1911, at Odessa, WA. Died: May 1, 1945, in service on Okinawa. Age 34 yrs 59 days. Buried: Apr 10, 1949, at Odessa, WA. Mourned by parents: Mr. & Mrs. Henry Hein, 5 brothers, 4 sisters, and 3 children, Gary, 11 yrs, Gale, 9 yrs, Janice, 7 yrs.  Text: Ps. 62:7-8. (Signed) D. R .Pflueger.” (Christ Lutheran Church ledger). “The body of Pfc John Hein, who was killed in action against the enemy on May 1, 1945, on Okinawa in the Pacific, was buried in the Odessa Cemetery on Sunday. Funeral services were held from the Christ Lutheran Church, the Rev E. R. Pflueger officiating. Members of the two Odessa veteran’s posts conducted a military service at the grave. An honor guard from the groups had met the body at the train, and assisted throughout the service. John Hein, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hein of Odessa, was born here March 2, 1911, and after growing to manhood, had lived in the Walla Walla area, from where he went into the service. On March 2, 1945, he was wounded in action and hospitalized, returning to duty March 18. On May 1, his commanding officer wrote, Hein was shot through the heart in battle, dying instantly. Survivors include the parents here; three children, Gary, Gale and Janice Hein, of Dixie, WA; 5 brothers, Alfred, Spokane; William, Tacoma; Laddie, Seattle; Edmund, Cheney; and Robert, Odessa; four sisters, Mrs. Edna Greenwalt, Odessa; Mrs. Evelyn Ingersoll, Wenatchee; Mrs. Dorothy Ogden, Wenatchee; Mrs. Delores Raugust, Odessa. Sgt Boyk of the US Army accompanied the body here, and at the close of the service presented the American flag to the parents.” (Odessa Record: 4-14-1949) “A telegram from the war department on Wednesday announced that Pvt John Hein, 34, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hein of Odessa, had been killed in action on Okinawa on May 1.  Pvt Hein, who was serving with the 106th infantry, was married and the father of three children, two sons and a daughter, who now live in Oregon.  He had served an enlistment with the army in peace time and had returned home and made his home in the vicinity of Dixie, WA. Called to service again, he had been sent to the Pacific battles, where he had been wounded in a leg and hospitalized for a time, before rejoining his company. In addition to his own family, he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hein, 5 brothers, Sgt Alfred Hein, Washington, DC; William, Tacoma; Laddie, Seattle; Pvt Edward Hein, Camp Roberts, CA; and Robert, Odessa; 4 sisters, Mrs. Edna Greenwalt, Odessa; Mrs .Evelyn Ingersoll, Malott, WA; Mrs. Dorothy Ogden, Seattle; and Mrs. Delores Raugust, Odessa.” (Odessa Record: 6-28-1945)

Hein, Konrad Sr.,   (d. 9-27-1936; b. 12-05-1876; TS; OC; obit; Strates; Cong) “Conrad Hein. Aged: 59 yrs 9 mos 22 days. Dated: Oct 1, 1936. Burial: Odessa.” (St Mathews Congregational Church ledger) “Con Hein, Sr. Residence: Odessa, WA. Death: Sept 27, 1936, 4 p.m., Sacred Heart Hospital. Birth: Dec 5, 1876, Russia. Age: 59 yrs 9 mos 22 days. Male, white, married, retired farmer. Date last worked: Dec 1935. Time in occupation: 30 yrs. Length of stay in Spokane hospital: 2 days. Time in US: 32 yrs. Father: Henry Hein, born Russia; Mother: Elizabeth Schaffer, born Russia. Dr Milburn, physician. Leaves, wife, one daughter, Anna Blair, Walla Walla, WA; 4 sons: Con Hein Jr., Mohler, WA; Henry Hein, Ritzville, WA; John Hein, Pomeroy, WA; Jake Hein, Pomeroy, WA; 2 sisters: Mrs. John Hopp, Sr, Odessa, WA; Mrs. Charles Trabont, Monroe, WA; 9 grandchildren.” (Mortuary Ledger) “Conrad Hein, Sr., 59, resident of the Odessa territory for 39 years, died on Sunday evening at Spokane, following an illness of about 7 years’ duration, the last three of which saw him confined to bed much of the time.  Funeral services will be held in Odessa Thursday afternoon, from the St Matthews Congregational Church, with the Rev J. H. Wacker officiating. Burial will be in the Odessa Cemetery.  Conrad Hein was born Dec 5, 1876, at Frank, Russia, where he grew to manhood and was married to Mary Kathryn Urich in 18__.  The family came to America in 1905 and started ranching, returning to Russia in 1910, only to return here the same year, continuing to farm in the Odessa area. During the past year he has lived in town with his wife.  Survivors include his widow, four sons, Con, Mohler; Henry, Ritzville; and John and Jack at Pomeroy; one daughter, Mrs. Andrew Blear, Walla Walla; 9 grandchildren; 2 sisters: Mrs. John Hopp Sr., Odessa; and Mrs. C. Trabont, Monroe, as well as a brother in Russia.” (Odessa Record: 10-01-1936) 

Hein, Marie Katherine,   (d. 1955; b. 1875; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services were held on Monday from the UCC for Marie Katherine Hein, 80, who died Friday at the Memorial hospital where she had been since February. The Rev E. G. Klein officiated. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home.  Music at the service included organ numbers by Mrs. R. N. Kissler, and a vocal duet by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Walter. Pallbearers were George Gies, Herbert Haase, Henry Lesser, H. B. Schafer, Virgil Hein and Harold Manke. Marie Katherine Uhrick was born in Russia, Jan 13, 1875. In 1897 she married Conrad Hein, and the family came to the United States. They farmed in the Odessa area for many years until retiring to Odessa. Mr. Hein preceded her in death. Survivors include four sons, Conrad Jr., Harrington; Henry H, Tacoma; John, Chehalis; Jacob, Walla Walla; one daughter, Mrs. Anna Blair, Santa Ana, CA; 13 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Anna Miller, Tacoma.” (Odessa Record: 4-28-1955)

Heinemann, Margaret Ann Raugust,  (d. 6-23-1988; b. 7-20-1931; TS; OC; obit) “Margaret Ann Heinemann of Spokane, born in Odessa July 20, 1931 to William C. and Reca Heitzelman Raugust, passed away June 23. She was a 1949 graduate of Odessa High School, and attended WA State Univ. for a year before marrying Don Heinemann of Ritzville in 1950. She raised three children and farmed at Ritzville until moving to Spokane in 1976. While in Ritzville, she was active in community affairs and with Trinity Methodist Church. In Spokane, she was active in multiple sclerosis support groups until the time of her death. She was a member of St Mark Lutheran Church of Spokane, of the Spokane Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and of the WA Wheat Growers Assn. Mrs. Heinemann is survived by her three children: Connie Meyer and William Heinemann of Ritzville, and Cathy Tucker of Spokane; by her mother, Reca Raugust of Odessa; by two sisters, Wilma Partain of Kent and Betty Fox of Yakima; by a brother, Bill Raugust of Moses Lake; by 4 grandchildren, and by numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held June 27 at the United Congregational Church of Odessa, Pastor Duane Ulleland officiating. Burial followed at the Odessa Cemetery, Strate Funeral Home in charge.” (Odessa Record-undated)

Heizelman see also Heizelmann

Heizelman, Matt,  (d. 1962; b. 1888; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services were held from the United Congregational Church on Friday for Matthew Heizelmann, 74, who died last Tuesday at American Falls, Idaho. The Rev B. M. Schafer officiated.  The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Christian Heizelmann, he was born June 28, 1888, in Canada, lived there until 14, and then lived in the Odessa area until he was 21. He then moved to Idaho and lived there until his death.  Survivors include one brother, Jake Heizelmann, Dallas, Oregon; five sisters, Mrs. Herman Ramm, Mrs. John Laib, Mrs. Bill Hose, Mrs. W. C. Raugust, and Mrs. J. C. Raugust, all of Odessa; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Odessa Record: 10-25-1962)

Heizelmann, Christian, *  (d. 1920 b. 1861 remove from Ebenezer to OC; TS; Strates) “Strates Furniture Store, Odessa, WA, March 30, 1938. I hereby order Strate’s Funeral Home, of Odessa, WA, H H Strate, Funeral Director, to remove the body of Christ Heizleman, now being buried in the Ebenezer Cemetery near Ruff, WA, to the Odessa Cemetery near Odessa, WA. For which I agree to pay the sum of $50 Cash, I furthermore agree to pay the sum of $8 Cash for the opening and closing of the grave at the Odessa Cemetery. Signed: John J Laib, Adm. of the Heizelmann Estate.” (Letter in Mortuary file)

Heizelmann, Christina,   (d. 9-24-1937; b. 6-15-1858; TS; OC; Strates; Cong) “Christina Heizelman. Birth: 15 June 1859. Died: 24 Sept 1937; aged 78 yrs 3 mos 9 days. 2 sons, 5 daughters.” (Congregational Church ledger by Schwabenland) “Christina Heizelman. Residence: Odessa, WA. Death: Sept 24, 1937, at home in Odessa, at 2 a.m. Informant: Mrs. Minnie Ragust, of Odessa, WA. Birth: June 15, ____; Russia. Female, white, widowed, housewife. Widow of Christian Heizelman. 9 yrs in Odessa, previous residence, Ruff, WA. In US: 35 yrs. Physician: L. J. Bonney. Relatives: 2 boys: Mat Heizelman of American Falls, ID; Jake Heizelman of Dallas, Oregon. 5 daughters: Maggie Ramm, Ruff, WA; Christina Laiv, Rockburg, WA; Vena Hose, Harrington, WA; Reca Raugust, Odessa; Minnie Raugust, Odessa; 2 brothers, 24 grandchildren.” (Mortuary Ledger) “Funeral services for Mrs. Christina Heizelman, who was found dead in her home on Friday morning, will be held Sunday at 2 o’clock, from the Pilgrim Congregational Church, the Rev J. C. Schwabenland officiating. Mrs. Heizelman, who had appeared in good health the day before, had attended the funeral of a neighbor. During the evening she took ill from what appeared to be a cold and called upon a daughter, Mrs. J. C. Raugust, with her husband, to stay with her. Upon arising they found her dead, evidently having passed peacefully during the night.  Born in Russia, she had come to the United States 35 years ago and resided on a ranch near Ruff. For the past nine years she has made her home in Odessa.  Survivors include two sons, Matt, American Falls, ID; and John, Dallas, Oregon; 5 daughters: Mrs. Maggie Ramm, Ruff; Mrs. Christina Laiv, Rockburg; Mrs. Vera Hose, Harrington; Mrs. Rica Raugust, Odessa; and Mrs. Minnie Raugust, Odessa; two brothers, and 24 grandchildren. Mrs. Rica Raugust and her husband, W. C. Raugust, were in the east on a business trip when death was discovered and funeral arrangements have been pending, waiting their return.” (Odessa Record: 9-30-1937) “Mrs. Christina Heizelman, pioneer matron of the community, was buried from the Pilgrim Congregational Church on Sunday, with the Rev J. C. Schwabenland officiating. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery.  Pallbearers included 6 of her grandsons, Rudolph, Herman and Albert Ramm; Albert and Raymond Laib and Lloyd Hose. The church choir sang special numbers....” (Odessa Record: 10-07-1937)

Hemmerling, Anna Marie,   (d. 8-24-1943; b. 8-24-43; d/o Clarence; OC; Strates; DC) “Anna Marie Hemmerling. Female, white, infant, birth: 8-24-1943 in Odessa, WA. Father: Clarence Hemmerling, born 15 miles north of Odessa, WA; Mother: Carolyn Irene Herr, born Odessa, WA. Informant: Clarence Hemmerling of Odessa, WA. Burial: 8-25-1943 at Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA. Strate Funeral Home of Odessa, WA.  Death: 8-24-1943, entanglement of cord during birth of breach delivery. L. J. Bonney, MD, Odessa, WA.” (WA State Certificate of Death) “Ann Marie Hemmerling. Residence: Odessa, WA. Place of death: Odessa, WA. Birth: 8-24-1943, Odessa. Death: 8-24-1943, Odessa. Infant, female, single, white. Physician: L J Bonney. Father: Clarence Hemmerling, born rural Odessa, WA. Mother: Caroline Derr, born (not shown). Physician: L. J. Bonney. Burial: Odessa Cemetery. Funeral: cemetery only. 8-25-1943 at 2 p.m., Rev Hausauer.” (Mortuary Ledger) “Anna Marie Hemmerling, newly born daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hemmerling, born Tuesday, was buried at the Odessa Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon, the Rev A. Hausauer delivering the committal service. Survivors include the parents and a three-year-old sister.” (Odessa Record: 26 Aug 1943)

Hemmerling, Bernice (added, see Timmerman, Bernice) d. 7-12-1994  

Hemmerling, Betty Jean,  (added, d. 5-05-2007; b. 10-10-1925)  “Betty Jean Hemmerling died Saturday, May 5, 2007 in Cheney, WA. She was 81 years old. She was born on Oct 10, 1925 in Spokane at her grandparents’ home. She was born to Joe and Margaret Laney, of Lamona.  She was raised on the Clover Leaf Ranch outside of Odessa. She attended Odessa High School where she graduated in 1944. She graduated from Washington State College, where she received a degree in home economics. After college Betty Jean met and married Dewaine Hemmerling.  She later received her teaching degree from Eastern Washington College. She served as a teacher in Sunnyside, Moses Lake and Odessa. She is survived by her four children: Doug Hemmerling and Teresa of Odessa, Rhonda Eik and brad of Cheney, Shari Hemmerling and Mary Jo Stump and David, all of Tacoma; two grandchildren, Leanna and Christopher. She is also survived by her brother, Dick Laney of Odessa, WA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewaine Hemmerling.  Betty Jean was a member of the English Congregational Church. She was a Cub Scout den mother and Girl Scout mother. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at Heritage Church in Odessa. Rev Jerry Malone officiated. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 5-10-2007)

Hemmerling, Carolyn I.,   (d. 1989; b. 1917; TS; OC; obit)  “Carolyn Irene Hemmerling of Odessa, born here May 21, 1917 to Henry and Katherine Derr, passed away at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane Oct 22 of complications following Oct 11 surgery. Baptized July 8, 1917 at St Matthews Church, where she was later confirmed in the Christian faith on Mar 20, 1932, Mrs. Hemmerling was a member of the Heritage UCC. On Nov 11, 1938, she was married to Clarence Hemmerling, and the couple established their home here where they reared three daughters. Preceded in death by her parents and by an infant daughter, Anne Marie, Mrs. Hemmerling is survived by her husband Clarence at the family home; by three daughters and sons-in-law; Kathy and Jerry Wacker of Odessa; Twila and Barry Heimbigner of Taipei, Taiwan, and Pam and Kirk Bacon of Spokane; by two brothers: Arthur Derr of Memphis, TN, and Milt Derr of Sun City West, AZ; by two sisters: Erma Kissler of Ritzville and Ruth Suchland of Odessa; by her mother-in-law, Louise Hemmerling of Spokane, by 4 grandchildren, and by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Oct 25 from the Heritage UCC Sanctuary, Rev Glenn Gettinger officiating. Concluding service and vault interment followed at the Odessa Cemetery, Strate Funeral Home in charge. Casket bearers were Gale Salo, A. B. Davies, Merle Janke, Marvin Fink, W. F. Zagelow, E M Bartalamay and Henry Michaelsen, Jr.” (Odessa Record-Nov 2, 1989)

Hemmerling, Chris,   (d. 1966; b. 1876; TS; OC; obit)  “Funeral services for Christian Hemmerling, 89, were held from the Christ Lutheran Church on Tuesday afternoon. Pastor Werner J Fritz officiated, with burial in the Odessa Cemetery. A male trio sang, made up of Curtis Finck, E. A. Scheibner and William Schillinger, with Mrs. Leo Stout as organist. Pallbearers included Emanuel Bartalamay, Robert Hemmerling, Dewayne Hemmerling, Clarence Hemmerling, Cornelius Jantz and Emil Ramm.  Had Mr. Hemmerling lived until July 26, he would have been 90 years old. He was born in South Russia, July 26, 1876 and was married there to Rose Kuch. In 1900, with their infant son, they came to America, stopping in North Dakota for six months before coming to Odessa. Mr. Hemmerling spent most of his working years as a plasterer and concrete mason, and for many years operated the Hemmerling Hotel, now known as The Palace. Mrs. Hemmerling died in 1923. Two sons and two daughters were born to this marriage. In 1924 Mr. Hemmerling married Christine Kern. A daughter, Erma Ruth, was born to this marriage. She died in 1945.  Survivors include his wife Christine, at the home; two sons, Rudolph of Rockaway, OR; and Reinhold of Wenatchee; two daughters, Emily and Rose, in Portland; two sisters, Lena Raugust and Lydia Frieske, Spokane; two brothers, Emanuel of Odessa and Fred of Ephrata; 6 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.  (Odessa Record: 7-07-1966) 

Hemmerling, Christian,  (added) d. 1-14-1984 obit see Hammerling “Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan 19, 1984, from the Christ Lutheran Church in Odessa for Christian Hemmerling, who passed away on Jan 14, 1984. Pastor Daniel Cronrath and Pastor Albert Hausauer officiated at the services. Christian Hemmerling was born in Lichenthal, Russia on Nov 6, 1887, the son of Samuel Hemmerling and his wife, Caroline nee Woelz. He was baptized in the Christian faith and confirmed in the Christian faith, as taught by the Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church during his years in Odessa.  Christian received his formal education in Russia, graduating from Teacher’s Seminary Serata. He taught in schools in Russia before becoming engaged in agriculture. He was married to his wife, Marie on June 3, 1921. To this union nine children were born. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1971 with a family gathering at the family home in Odessa. In their earlier years, Christian and Marie moved from Russia to Poland, to East Germany, fleeing to West Germany, and then coming to America. They arrived in Odessa on August 19, 1956. Marie passed away Dec 12, 1977. Christian continued living in the family home until his physical health made it necessary for him to take up residency at the Odessa Convalescent Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie; by one son, Helmuth, and one daughter, Elsie; by his parents and by one sister, Caroline.  Survivors include four sons, Otto of West Germany; Emil of Odessa; Art of Lind, WA; and Ernst of Belmont, CA; by three daughters, Klara Gettman, Odessa; Adele Esslinger, Bothel, WA; and Lottie Anderson, Northridge, CA; by one brother, Edward of East Germany; by 17 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Providing special music for the services were Florence Stout at the organ. Donna Schafer sang sacred selections of ‘Holy God, We Praise Thy Name’; ‘Der Himmel Steht Offen’ and So Nim Denn Meine Haende.’  Casketbearers were Rick Hemmerling, Robert Hemmerling, Roy Hammerling, Uhrich Esslinger, Ivica Gruber and Bob Kromm. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery with Strate Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 1-19-1984) 

Hemmerling, Christine,   (d. 1980; b. 1895; TS; OC; obit)  “Funeral services for Christine Hemmerling, who passed away June 8, 1980 at Odessa Memorial Hospital, was held on Thursday, June 12, 1980 at 2 p.m. from the Christ Lutheran Church in Odessa, with Pastor Daniel Cronrath officiating.  Florence Stout was organist. Debby Dammel and LeAnna Schafer sang a duet of hymns ‘So nimm dinn meine hande’ (O Take My Hand, Dear Father) and ‘God Be With You Till We Meet Again.’  Mrs. Hemmerling was born Sept 30, 1895 at Teplitz, Bessarabia to Johannes and Seigesmunde (Kranz) Kern. She was baptized Oct 1, 1895 and confirmed in the Lutheran faith on May 16, 1910.; When a very young girl she came by herself to America and lived with her two uncles, Adam and Fred Kern of Marlin. She worked her way through those early days after arriving in America by doing housework for a doctor at Wenatchee and in Marlin, WA.  Christine met and married Christ Hemmerling in 1924. She helped him care for the Hemmerling Hotel until they sold it.  It is now known as the Palace Hotel.  Mrs Hemmerling became a citizen of the United States in 1933. She was preceded in death by her husband Christ and a daughter, Ruth. Survivors include two stepsons, Rudolph and Reinhold Hemmerling of Wenatchee; two step-daughters, Rosie Cassidy, Sun City, AZ, and Emma Jean Hemmerling of Gresham, OR; 5 step-grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; two brothers, Jacob Kern of East Germany and Fred Kern of Quincy, WA; 5 sisters, Pauline Jorke, West Germany; Freda Kern, West Germany; Clara Schoon, East Germany; Maria Scheveigert, Milwaukee, WI; and Lydia Knoell of Odessa, WA, many nieces, nephews and friends. Casket bearers were Robert Deife, Ivan Hemmerling, Dewain Hemmerling, Edwin Kern, Vern Knoell and Ivan Walter. Interment was in the family plot at the Odessa Cemetery with Strate Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 6-19-1980)

Hemmerling, Clarence H.,   (d. 1998; b. 1915; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services for Clarence Harold Hemmerling were held on Friday, Jan 9, at the Heritage United Church of Christ Sanctuary. Mr. Hemmerling, who was 83 years old, died on Monday, Jan 5, 1998, in Spokane. He had suffered a massive stroke on July 25, 1997. He was born on Aug 12, 1915, at home 14 miles northeast of Marlin (then called Krupp), the son of Emanuel and Louise (Weishaar) Hemmerling. He was baptized on Oct 3, 1915 by Pastor A. Reimann in Odessa. He was confirmed on Palm Sunday, April 13, 1930, in the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Odessa.  After graduating from Odessa High School in 1934, he went to Spokane, where he attended Kinman Business University, from which he was graduated. While going to college, he worked as a bus boy at the Davenport Hotel restaurant. After graduating from Kinman, he worked for an insurance agency in Spokane for three years. He then returned to Odessa and worked as a bookkeeper for the Odessa Trading Company until Jan 1941. On Nov 11, 1938 he married Carolyn Derr at St Matthew Congregational Church in Odessa. They were married by the Rev J. H. Wacker. From 1941 until 1946, Clarence farmed the family farm south of Odessa in Adams County. He enjoyed farming, but he suffered from allergies to the extent that he gave up farming and opened the Hemmerling Insurance agency in Odessa. He owned and operated that business in the building which originally housed the Farmers & Merchants Bank. He sold his business to Schmidt Insurance in 1977 and retired. Clarence was a charter member of the Odessa Lions Club, serving a term as its president. He was a long-term member of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, and also served there as president. He was treasurer of the United Congregational Church for many years. He was a volunteer fireman for many years. He was a part owner of Odessa Bowling Lanes and was instrumental in getting the golf course started in Odessa. He loved golfing, fishing, working in his garden and spending winters in Arizona. In 1978, Clarence and Carolyn traveled around the world with special stops in Singapore to visit their daughter and son-in-law, Twila and Barry Heimbigner; the Philippines, to visit Art Derr’s family, and Germany, where they met many relatives. In 1979, they again traveled to Asia to visit Twila in Taiwan. Later, (after) Carolyn’s death, he traveled again to Taiwan and Bangkok. Carolyn, his wife of 54 years, preceded him in death in 1989. He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Ann Marie, and his parents. He is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Kathy and Jerry Wacker (Walker), of Odessa, Twila and Barry Heimbigner, of Taipei, Taiwan, and Pam and Kirk Bacon, of Spokane; two brothers, Ivan Hemmerling of Odessa, and Robert Hemmerling of Spokane; a sister, Viola Lightbody, of Spokane; 6 grandchildren, Joel Walker of Omaha, NE, Ryan Walker of Denver, Anne Heimbigner at the Univ. of WA, Sarah Heimbigner, of Taipei, and Kyle and Conrad (Conor) Bacon, of Spokane; 6 great-grandchildren, Kendall, Jake and Ben Walker, of Omaha, and Savanna and ____ Walker of Denver, and Cheyenne Mae Walker, born three days after his death. Clarence is remembered by his family as a father who loved his children and was a tender caregiver to his wife in her last years. Pastor Arthur Finney officiated at the funeral. Interment was at Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record-Jan 15, 1998)

Hemmerling, Dewain Merle,  (d. 7-10-1998; b. 1-12-1928; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services for Dewain M. Hemmerling were held on Tuesday, July 14, at the Heritage Church chapel.  Mr Hemmerling, who was 70 years old, died on Friday, July 10, 1998, in Spokane.  He was a member of a pioneer Odessa family and a civic and community leader. He was born on Jan 12, 1928 in Lodi, CA, the son of Fred and Ida (Haase) Hemmerling. He attended Odessa schools, graduating from Odessa High school with the Class of 1946. He was in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Betty Jean Laney on March 4, 1951, in Odessa. The couple resided in Odessa, where Mr. Hemmerling was a painter and carpenter and worked for many years in Odessa and several surrounding towns. He was a member of the Heritage Church, and for years he was the custodian of the Heritage Chapel. He served as deacon, as a member of the church board and was a choir member. He was a past commander of the Odessa American Legion post and a past leader of the Odessa Boy Scouts. He is survived by his wife, Betty Hemmerling, at the home; four children, Doug and Jackie Hemmerling, of Odessa; Rhonda and Brad Eik, of Cheney; Shari Hemmerling, of Spokane; and Mary Jo and David Stump of Tacoma; one granddaughter, Leanna Eik, of Cheney; two brothers, Howard and Chris Hemmerling of Tacoma; and Donald Hemmerling of Tukwila, WA; and several nieces and nephews. Pastor Art Finney officiated at the funeral. Interment followed at Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 7-16-1998)

Hemmerling, Emanuel,  (d. 1973; b. 1890; TS; OC; obit) "Emanuel Hemmerling Is Laid To Rest. Emanuel Hemmerling, a life long farmer here in the Odessa area died in the Odessa Memorial hospital on March 2, following a heart attack several days earlier. He was born on December 9, 1890 in Russia, making him 82 at the time of his death. Funeral services were held from the United Congregational Church, of which he was a member, on Monday morning with Pastor B..M. Schafer officiating. Mr. Hemmerling was the son of Gottlieb and Louise Hemmerling. The family moved from Russia to a farm north of Odessa in 1902, living there until 1918, when they moved to another location south of Odessa. Emanuel and Louise Weishaar were married on February 9, 1913. The couple just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They had four sons and one daughter. One son, Emanuel, preceded him in death. The couple retired in 1941 and moved to town, where they have lived since that time. Surviving Mr. Hemmerling are his wife, Louise; sons Clarence and Robert of Odessa and Ivan of Marlin; daughter Viola Lightbody of Longview; 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A brother, Fred of Ephrata also survives, as well as two sisters, Lydia Frieske and Lena Raugust of Spokane." (obit submitted by family)

Hemmerling, Erma Ruth,   (d. 7-05-1945; b. 11-23-1924; d/o C; TS; OC; Strates; Cong) “Ruth Hemmerling. Burial on 6-08-1945 at Odessa. Age: 20 yrs 7 mos 14 days. Cause: anemia.” (Rev Hausauer’s Funeral Ledger)  “Ruth Hemmerling. Died: 4 June 1945; age: 20 yrs 7 mos 14 days. Cause of death: Anemia.” (Congregational Church ledger: assume Hausauer’s entry) “Following a brief illness, Erma Ruth Hemmerling, 20, died at Spokane Thursday and was buried from the Pilgrim Congregational Church on Sunday afternoon, the Rev A. Hausauer officiating. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home. Pallbearers were former schoolmates and included Gordon Kiesz, Clarence Lenhart, Howard Iltz, Everett Kissler, Walter Scheller and Ivan Walter. The Pilgrim male quartet sang, ‘Jesus Savior Pilot Me’ and Milton Sackmann sang, ‘God Understands.’  Miss Hemmerling was born in Odessa, Nov 23, 1924, and graduated from the Odessa high school in 1943, following which she was employed as a telephone operator at Spokane, and for a time at the Odessa office, until forced to stop because of ill health. For the past three months she had been failing in health to anemia and about a month ago had tonsils removed. On June 14 she went to Spokane where the doctors tried to build up her blood condition. Last Monday she was taken to the hospital where she was given blood transfusions. Following the third transfusion on Thursday she slept and died quietly during sleep. Miss Hemmerling had announced her engagement and coming marriage, set for July 15, to Sgt Weldon Walter, who had obtained a wedding furlough and arrived home the day preceding her death. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Hemmerling, Odessa; two brothers, Rudolph at Portland and Reinhold at Cashmere; two sisters, Mrs. Emma McQuaty of Seattle and Mrs. Rose Rice of Portland, and her paternal grandmother.” (Odessa Record: 7-12-1945)

Hemmerling, Fred,  h/o Ida  (d. 1981; b. 1892; TS; OC; obit)  “Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, Feb 26, 1981 at 11 a.m. at the UCC, for Friedrich Hemmerling, who passed away on Feb 22, 1981. Rev Everett Schoessler will officiate. Friedrich Hemmerling was born Dec 26, 1892 in Saratov, Bessarabia, Russia, the son of Gottlieb and Louisa (Jeske) Hemmerling. He was baptized as an infant in Russia. The family came to the United States on June 10, 1902 and homesteaded north of Odessa. On Nov 17, 1907, Fred was confirmed into the Christian Faith by Rev J. J. Hoffman in the Pilgrim Congregational Church. On Nov 17, 1915 Mr. Hemmerling was married to Ida Haase in Spokane by the Rev Carl A. Wentsch.  The couple homesteaded north of Odessa until about 1927, when they moved to California. About a year later, they returned to this area and farmed east of Odessa until 1947. After traveling in California and Arizona they moved to Spokane and other cities in Washington until settling on a farm near Ephrata. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1965. Mrs Hemmerling  passed away at Ephrata on Aug 13, 1973. The following year, Mr. Hemmerling moved to Odessa. He was a member of the Pilgrim Congregational Church, then the United Congregational Church of Odessa. For the past three months his health began to fail and he entered the Odessa hospital Feb 10th. He was transferred to the Davenport hospital two days later. On Feb 20th he returned to the Odessa Memorial Hospital where he passed away on Feb 22, 1981 at the age of 88 years, 1 month, and 27 days. Those who remain to mourn his passing are three sons: Howard of Tacoma; Dewain, of Odessa; and Don of Tukwila, WA; 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lena Raugust of Spokane, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers and 3 sisters. Interment will be in the Odessa Cemetery with Strate Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 2-26-1981)

Hemmerling, Gottlieb,  h/o L.  (d. 1914; b. 1854; TS; OC; Cong)  “Hemmerling, Gottlieb.  Birth: 14 Aug 1854.  Died: 21 Apr 1914, in Odessa, aged 60 yr 8 mos 4 dy; lungen schwindsucht, Leine Frau, 10 kinder, 16 enkel kinder; Buried: 23 Apr 1914, in Odessa.” (Odessa Congregational funeral ledger, cemetery not specified) Gottleib Hemmerling, an aged resident of this community, passed away last Monday morning at 11 o’clock following an illness of bronchial and asthmatic trouble for some time. The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the German Congregational church, and were conducted by Rev Albert Reimann. Interment was made in the Odessa Cemetery. Deceased was born in Alt Elft, South Russia, on the 4th day of August, 1853. At the time of his death he was aged 60 years, 8 months and 7 days. He came to America in 1902, settling in the Odessa country in the month of July of that year. In 1875 he was married to Louise Jeske, and to this union 12 children were born, ten of whom, together with the widow, survive him. These children are: Christ, John, Gottleib, Mrs. Mary Ramm, Mrs. Louise Diefe, Emmanuel, Fred, Lena, Lydia and Rudolph, all of them residing in Odessa or vicinity." (Odessa Record: 4-24-1914) 

Hemmerling, Gottlieb,  h/o M.  (d. 1960; b. 1883; TS; OC) “Funeral services for Gottlieb Hemmerling, 77, were held from the United Congregational church on Tuesday afternoon. The Rev Harry G. Pfeiff officiated. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery, under direction of the Strate Funeral Home.  Nephews served as pall bearers, including Arthur and Robert Deife, Emil and LeRoy Ramm, Dewayne Hemmerling, Harvey and Calvin Raugust, and Robert Hemmerling.  William Wenz and Mrs. Maurice Weishaar formed a duet and sang songs in German and English, with Mrs. H. G. Pfeiff as organist. Born in Russia Jan 24, 1883, he came to the Odessa area as a young man with his parents, in 1902. They, Gottlieb Hemmerling, Sr., and wife, Louisa Jeske, with their family, had a major part in developing the farming area. The family located north of here.  In 1908 Gottlieb Hemmerling was married to Miss Martha Foechner at Odessa, and they continued the farm home until about 25 years ago, when they retired to a home in town. Death came in the University hospital at Seattle, where he had been taken for medical care.  Survivors include his wife, Martha, at the home; one daughter, Mrs. Edna Leitz, Odessa; three brothers, Christ and Emmanuel, of Odessa, Fred of Ellensburg; three sisters, Mrs. Lydia Frieske and Mrs. Lena Raugust, both of Spokane and Mrs. Louisa Deife, Odessa.” (Odessa Record: June 1960; Beck data card collection)

Hemmerling, Howard Hilmer,   (d. 9-28-1999; b. 3-07-1917; TS; OC) “Howard H. Hemmerling, of Tacoma, died Tuesday, Sept 28, 1999, in Tacoma. He was 80 years old. He was born in Odessa on March 17, 1919, the oldest of three sons of Fred and Ida (Haase) Hemmerling.  After graduating from Odessa High School, Howard served with the Civilian Conservation Corps, where he received his first training in electronics. He was a warrant officer in the US Army Air Signal Corps from 1941 to 1946. He saw action in New Guinea.  He was employed by RCA for 30 years, retiring as branch manager fro the Tacoma service branch in 1977. Remaining active, he and his wife started their own small business, the Chalet, in University Place, WA, which soon grew into a full-fledged collectibles store. Howard was always there to lend a helping hand.  He enjoyed being around people, traveling and eating out. He and his wife were well known in several Tacoma area eateries, and many a food server remembers him and his Susan B Anthony dollars. A service was held on Saturday, Oct 2, in the Evergreen Chapel at New Tacoma Cemetery. Graveside services were held at Odessa Cemetery on Monday, Oct 4. Tacoma Funeral Home and Cemeteries and Strate Funeral  Home were in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 1999)

Hemmerling, Ida (w/o Fred;   d. 1973; b. 1898; TS; OC)  “Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Hemmerling of Ephrata were conducted at the United Congregational church in Odessa on Friday, Aug 17, 1973. A former resident of Odessa for many years, Spokane and more recently of Ephrata, she died on Aug 13 at Ephrata following a lingering illness. Rev Elmer Jeske officiated at the service. Casket bearers for the concluding service and vault interment at the Odessa Cemetery were Ivan Hemmerling, Art Deife, Clarence Hemmerling, Al Schlimmer, Julius Winter and Harvey Haase. Ida Haase Hemmerling was born on Aug 2, 1898 in Strausberg, Romania, the daughter of Daniel and Wilhelmina Haase. She was baptized as an infant in Russia and later was confirmed in the Congregational Church. She was united in marriage to Fred Hemmerling on Nov 17, 1915. Three sons were born to the couple. Mrs. Hemmerling loved gardening, flowers and needlecraft. These hobbies continued throughout her life. Survivors include her husband, Fred; three sons, Howard, of Tacoma; Dewain, of Odessa; and Donald of Kent; eight grandchildren, and other relatives.” (Odessa Record: 8-23-1973) 

Hemmerling, Ivan,  (add—d. Feb 22, 2002) “A memorial service was held on Monday, Feb 25, at the Heritage Church in Odessa for Ivan Hemmerling. Mr. Hemmerling, who was 82 years old, died Friday, Feb 22, 2002, at his home in Odessa. He was born June 21, 1919, in Odessa, the son of Emmanuel and Louise (Weishaar) Hemmerling. Ivan grew up in the Odessa area and attended school in Odessa and Fairfield, graduating from Fairfield High school in 1938. He attended Kinman Business University, graduating in 1940. He married Lois M Gibford on July 31, 1945, in Missoula, MT.  The couple returned to the Odessa area, where they farmed near Marlin for many years before moving into Odessa, where he worked at various jobs, including custodian at the Heritage Church for 20 years. Ivan was a member of the Heritage Church and Cannawai Grange and was president of the Odessa TV Club. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lois Hemmerling, at the home; seven children, Linda Elliott, of Spokane; Monte Hemmerling, of Sun Valley, NV; Bonita Bury and Beverly James, both of Spokane; Beth Melville, of Mead; David Hemmerling, of Bend, OR; and Manny Hemmerling, of Monte Vista, CO; 15 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; one sister, Viola Lightbody of Spokane; one brother, Robert Hemmerling, of Odessa; Godchild Becky Hemmerling-Elias, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Clarence Hemmerling. Pastor Larry Snyder officiated at the memorial services. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 2-28-2002)

Hemmerling, John,  h/o Lydia  (d. 1-05-1958; b. 11-17-1878; TS; OC) “John Hemmerling.—His home, Odessa, WA. He is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Anna Kuch, Mrs. Esther Schlimmer, Mrs. Sarah Allington, all of Odessa; 11 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; 4 brothers, Chris, Gottlieb, Emmanuel and Fred Hemmerling, of Odessa, WA; 4 sisters, Mrs. Mary Ramm, Mrs. Louise Deife, both of Odessa; Mrs. Lena Raugust and Mrs. Lydia Frieske, both of Spokane. Funeral services Wednesday, Jan 8 at 2 p.m. from the Church of God in Odessa, WA. Rev Herbert Bintz officiating. Interment, Odessa Cemetery. The Strate Funeral Home, Odessa, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 1-06-1958)  “John Hemmerling Dies at Odessa… Pall bearers included four nephews, Dewain Hemmerling, LaVern Ramm, Ivan Hemmerling and Arthur Deife, and four grandsons, Fred and John Lee Allington, Robert Schlimmer and Melvin Kuch. Born in Bessarabia, Russia, Nov 17, 1878, Mr. Hemmerling came to the United States in 1889. He arrived in the Odessa area in 1900, coming before there was a town or depot, he often recalled.  On Feb 22, 1902, he married Lydia Erdmonn at Ritzville, and the two lived on a north area ranch until retiring in 1940.  Mrs. Hemmerling died in November, 1956. They had been successful in their farming operations, adding to their land holdings here and in other states.  Mr. Hemmerling spent his first winter in the United States at Kulm, North Dakota, before coming on to Odessa. Coming through Spokane he saw just a small frame depot, a few houses along the river and a very small business district, as compared to the modern Spokane we know today.  Arriving at Odessa he found no depot and having arrived ahead of his trunk, returned to claim it and found that the train crew had deposited it in the ditch along the right of way. For a time he worked with a carpenter crew in Odessa. One of the jobs he worked on was the building of the square frame house, now vacant, that is on the Haase Brothers ranch north of Odessa. He and other carpenters walked out from Odessa in the morning and walked back to town at night. After being around Odessa for a month, he and his brother, Chris, who had joined him here, walked to Ritzville, where they had acquaintances. After working there a while he took up a homestead 12 miles north of Odessa.  Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Anna Kuch, Mrs. Schlimmer and Mrs. Sarah Allington, all of Odessa; 11 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; four brothers, Chris, Gottlieb, and Emmanuel Hemmerling, Odessa, and Fred Hemmerling, Ellensburg; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Ramm, Mrs. Louise Deife, Odessa; Mrs. Lena Raugust and Mrs. Lydia Frieske, Spokane.” (Odessa Record: 1-__-1958; Beck data card collection)

Hemmerling, Louise,  w/o E.  (d. 1996; b. 1895; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services for Louise Weishaar Hemmerling were held on Wednesday, April 3, at the Heritage UCC. Mrs. Hemmerling, who was 100 years old, died on Saturday, March 30, 1996, in Odessa. She was born Nov 14, 1895, in South Russia, the sixth child of Friedrich and Louisa Weishaar. Louise was 5 ½ years old when the Weishaar family set sail from Odessa, Russia, on the Black Sea, to locate years later in Odessa, WA.  Louise married Emanuel Hemmerling in 1913, and they lived on their own farm south of Odessa for many years. They celebrated 60 years of marriage. Emanuel died in 1972. Louise had lived at a retirement home in Spokane in recent years. Last November, she was honored at a reception in observance of her 100th birthday. Earlier this year, she returned to live in Odessa. She is survived by three sons, Clarence Hemmerling and Ivan Hemmerling, both of Odessa, and Robert Hemmerling, of Spokane; and one daughter, Vi Lightbody, of Spokane; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Emma Lane and brother-in-law William Lane, of auburn, CA, and many nephews and nieces. The Rev Larry Pierson officiated at the funeral. Interment was at Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (Odessa Record April 4, 1996)

Hemmerling, Louise Janke,  w/o G.  (d. 1950; b. 1859; TS; OC; Cong;) “Louise Hemmerling. Birth: 30 Dec 1859. Died: 9 May 1950” (Congregational Church ledger by Eslinger) “Louise Hemmerling, nee Janke, born 30 Dec 1859 in Bessarabia. At the age of 20 years, married Gottlieb Hemmerling, who died in 1914. In 1902 to America and to Odessa, WA. Member of Pilgrim Congregational Church. Died: May 9, 1950, aged 90 yr 4 mos 10 days. Surviving sons: Christian, Johann, Gottlieb, Emanuel and Friedrich, all of Odessa; 4 daughters: Mrs. Gottlieb Ramm, Mrs. Wilhelm Deife, both of Odessa, Mrs. Lena Raugust and Lydia Frieske, of Spokane; 42 grandchildren; 59 great grandchildren, ...” (loose translation of “Der Kirchenbote” with portions missing; Aug 17, 1950) “Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Hemmerling, 90, were held from the UCC on Sunday afternoon. The Rev E. J. Eslinger and the Rev A. Hausauer conducted the service, using the German and American languages. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home.  Pallbearers were chosen from the grandsons, and included Dewain M. Hemmerling, Calvin Raugust, Clarence Hemmerling, Robert Deife, LeRoy Ramm and Reinhold Hemmerling.  Mrs. Hemmerling, a native of Russia, came to the United States with her husband and family in 1902, locating north of town. She mothered a family of 12, one children that died before leaving Russia. Twins also preceded her in death, Gust, in 1902, and Rudolph in 1946. Mr Hemmerling died in 1914, the year after the family had moved to town from the ranch.  Survivors include five sons, Chris, John, Gottlieb, Emmanuel and Fred, all of Odessa; four daughters, Mrs. Gottlieb Ramm and Mrs. William Deife, Odessa; Mrs. Lena Raugust and Mrs. Lydia Frieske, Spokane; 42 grandchildren; 59 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 5-18-1950)

Hemmerling, Lydia, w/o J.  (d. 11-27-1956; b. 11-30-1879; TS; OC; obit) “ Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon from the Church of God for Mrs. Lydia Hemmerling, 76, who died the previous Tuesday at the Veterans Memorial hospital after an extended illness. The Rev Herbert Bentz, pastor of the local church, and the Rev Robert Tieter of Wilson Creek officiated at the service. The Rev and Mrs. Tieter furnished vocal numbers, and Mrs. Tieter brought their own accompaniment. Pallbearers included Robert and Arthur Deife, Clarence Hemmerling, and three grandsons, Fred Allington, Bob Schlimmer and Melvin Kuch.  Mrs. Hemmerling was born in Russia on Nov 30, 1879, came to this country in 1901 as a young woman. On Feb 22, 1902, she married John Hemmerling at Ritzville. They made their home on a ranch north of town, where they were among the area’s most successful farmers. They retired in 1940 to a home in Odessa.  Survivors include her husband at the home; three daughters, Mrs. Anna Kuch, Mrs. Esther Schlimmer and Mrs. Sarah Allington, all of Odessa; 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Kuch of Portland and a brother Robert Erdmann in Germany.” (Odessa Record: 12-06-1956) 

Hemmerling, Marie,  (added) d. 12-12-1977; TS see Hammerling  “Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Hemmerling, wife of Christian Hemmerling, Odessa, will be held Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from Christ Lutheran Church where she was a member. The service will be conducted at 2 p.m. with interment to follow at the Odessa Cemetery.  Officiating at the service will be Rev Daniel Cronrath and Rev Albert Hausauer. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Marie Hemmerling was born at Arzis, Bessarabia (Romania) on Nov 6, 1901. She died in Odessa on Monday, Dec 12, 1977. The Hemmerlings were married at Arzis in May of 1921. Survivors, in addition to her husband at the Odessa family home, are four sons: Otto Hemmerling of West Germany; Emil of Odessa; Arthur of Lind, and Ernst of Belmont, CA; three daughters: Klara Gettman of Odessa; Adele Esslinger of Seattle, and Lotte Andersen of North Ridge, CA; 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; two sisters: Bertha Rasch of east Germany and Lidia Kappel of west Germany. Pallbearers for the services will be sons Arthur, Emil and Ernst as well as grandsons Robert Hemmerling, Kurt Hemmerling, Roy Hammerling, Richard Hemmerling and Jorg Esslinger.” (Odessa Record: 12-15-1977)

Hemmerling, Martha,   (d. 1973; b. 1892; TS; OC; sister to Lydia Faechner Speck) “Early-day Emigrant Dies June 2. An emigrant to the Odessa area in the fall of 1903, Martha Faechner Hemmerling died in Spokane on Saturday, June 2. She was one of 11 children in the Faechner family that emigrated to the Odessa, Washington, area in the fall of 1903. Martha Hemmerling was born April 30, 1892, in Eigenheim, South Russia. A life-long member of the Congregational Church, she was confirmed on March 3, 1907. She married Gottlieb Hemmerling, Jr, on July 12, 1908. To this union one child was born, Edna Deptuch. Martha and her husband were pioneer farmers in the Odessa area. During the past five years she made her home here with her daughter. Surviving, besides her daughter, are a brother, Dan Faechner of Vernon, BC, and numerous nieces and nephews in the US and Canada. Officiating at the funeral services on June 6 were Rev R. Kroll and Rev A Hausauer.  Pall bearers were her nephews: Harvey Raugust, Walter Deife, Emil Ramm, Ivan Hemmerling, Calvin Raugust, Art Deife, Harold Ramm and Dan Janke.” (Odessa Record: 6-14-1973) )

Hemmerling, Rose,   (d. 1923; b. 1875; TS; OC; Cong;) “Rosa Hemmerling.  Birth: 16 Apr 1876, S. Russland; Died: 2 Aug 1923; aged, 47 yrs 3 mos 16 days.” (Congregational Church ledger by Rev Maier) “Rosalia Hemmerling; Residence: Odessa, WA. Female, white, married, wife of Christian Hemmerling. Birth: April 16, 1876; age: 47 yrs 3 mos 17 days. Occupation: at home. Birthplace: Russia. Father: Gotlab Cook born Russia; Mother: not obtainable, b. Russia. Informant: Christian Hemmerling, Odessa, WA. Death: Aug 2, 1923, 4 a.m.  Cause: Cerebral embolus, 2 days’ duration. Contributory: Endocarditis and Myocarditis, duration: 2 months. Physician: Mr. M. Schulte, Union Life Bldg. Burial: Odessa, WA on Aug 5, 1923. Undertaker: Hazen & Jaeger, Spokane.” (WA State Board of Health, Certificate of Death)

Hemmerling, Ruth,  (see Erma Ruth Hemmerling)

Hendorff see Hindorff

Hennessey, John J.,   (d. 5-09-43; b. 9-12-1863; TS; OC; Strates; obit; DC) “John J Hennessey. Residence: Irby, Lincoln Co, WA, 30 yrs. Male, White, single, retired laborer, general work.  Birth: Sept 12, 1863, Fall River, MA. Father: John Hennessey born Ireland. Mother: not obtainable. ‘above information received from friends as above has no relatives’ H. H. Strate, informant, temporary administrator.  Burial: May 15, 1943 at Odessa, WA, Strates Funeral Home, H H Strate, director, Odessa, WA.  Death: May 9, 1943, at Irby, WA. Coroner case. Cause: sclerosis and thrombosis, L. J. Bonney, MD, Odessa, WA.” (WA State Certificate of Death) “J J Hennessey. Residence: Irby, WA. Birth: Sept 12, 1863, Fall River, Mass., near New Bedford, MA. Died: May 9, 1943, at residence at Irby; Aged: 79 yrs 7 mos 27 days. Male, single, white. Informant: James Filak. Father: John Hennessey born Ireland; Mother: not obtainable, born Ireland.  Cause of death: coronary thrombosis. Physicians: Dr L. J. Bonney and Coroner Paul Phillips. Burial: Odessa Cemetery. Funeral at Catholic Church, Saturday, May 15, 1943 at 11 a.m. Father Moscoff. Interment: 5-15-1943.” (Mortuary Ledger) “Funeral services for John J. Hennesey, 79, Irby pioneer, were held from the St Joseph Catholic church on Saturday morning, with burial in the Odessa Cemetery under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home. The Rev Fr Moskopp officiated at the mass. Pallbearers were Louis and Stanley Wraspir, Jacob Ott, M. Totusek, Rudolph Westkirch and Joe Mende.  Mr. Hennesey had been found dead in bed at his ranch home near Irby. It is believed he is survived by a brother, but no trace of him has been found. A will left his estate to a Catholic society at Spokane.” (Odessa Record: 20 May 1943) “John J. Hennesey, bachelor rancher of the Irby district, was found dead in his home on Monday morning, by neighbors who were handling farming operations for him that day. Coroner Paul H. Phillips investigated and pronounced death due to natural causes.  Hennesey, a former railway employee, had made his home on a ranch near Irby during recent years. Little is known about any relatives. Funeral services are in charge of the Strate Funeral Home and will likely be held on Friday.” (Odessa Record: 13 May 1943)

Henzel, Anna Marie,   (d. 1928; b. 1827; TS; OC)

Heppner, Loraine Mayer,   (d. 10-13-1933; b. 4-13-1907; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services for Mrs. Lorraine Heppner, formerly Lorraine Mayer of Odessa, who died at the sacred Heart hospital at Spokane on Thursday, after a five-day illness, were held from the Odessa Baptist church on Sunday, the Rev C. E. Schoenleber officiating. Mrs. Heppner was born in Odessa on Apr 13, 1907. She attended the grade school in a country school near Odessa, taking three years of her high school work in Odessa, graduating one year later from the American Falls, Idaho, high school. She took added work at the Cheney Normal school and then taught school, teaching at Paris and Outlook, MT; Colville, WA, and three years at Clarkston, WA, where she was made a member of the Vineland chapter of Order of Eastern Star.  On April 1 of this year she was married to Arthur Heppner, now a teacher in the Creston schools, where they had made their home since the start of the school year. The marriage was held secret until the end of the school year in June.  Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Lydia Mayer, Odessa; her husband, Arthur Heppner, Creston; three brothers, Arthur Mayer, Odessa, Richard Mayer, Pocatellp, ID; and Robert Mayer, Yakima; four sisters, Mrs. Ida Frater, West Allis, WI; Mrs. Lillian Davis, American Falls, ID; Mrs. Emma Klempel, Aberdeen, ID; and Mrs. Anna Reed, Yakima, WA.  A large group attended the funeral services. Members of the Odessa Masonic lodge attending in a group. Pall bearers included Nath Koth, Henry Schiewe, William Schorzman, George Schiewe, Lawrence and Walter Quast. Interment was made in the Odessa Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 10-20-1933)

Herman, Lavonne,  d/o P. & M.  (d. 5-11-1921; b. 4-10-1919; TS; OC; DC) “LaVon Herman. Residence: Rubeck Station, Spokane, duration of 1 yr.  Female, white, single. Birth: April 10, 1919 at Odessa, WA. Age: 2 yrs 1 mo 1 day. Father: Phillip Herman born KS; Mother: Molly Smith born Russia. Informant: Phillip Herman, Mica, WA. Death: May 11, 1921, 4:45 p.m. at Rubeck Station, Spokane, Co. Cause: Fracture of skull, run over by train, accidental. W. M. Newman, MD, Coroner. Burial: Odessa, WA. Undertaker: Smith & Co.” (WA State Board of Health, Certificate of Death)

Herman, Loren Harold, *  (d. 5-17-1918; b. 10-12-1908; TS; OC; DC; obit; Cong) “Hermann, Lorence.  Birth: 12 Oct 1908; Died: 17 May 1918; Age: 9 yr 8 mos; scarlet fever; Parents: Joe Hermann and wife; Burial: 17 May 1918” (Odessa Congregational Funeral Ledger; burial location not given) “The death of Loren Herman, the 9 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Herman, at their home southwest of Odessa Tuesday night of scarlet fever after an illness of only three days brought a shock to the entire community. Both of the Herman children, Helen and Loren, had been in Odessa with their parents Saturday, apparently as well as ever, but the following day both developed scarlet fever. A physician was called, and while Helen’s case yielded to treatment, Loren’s proved much more virulent and would not respond to treatment, and after two days of intense suffering, death took the boy Tuesday night. As the family is under quarantine, the only funeral services held were at the grave. These were conducted by the Rev W. F. Essig at the Emmaus Cemetery, where the boy’s remains were laid to rest. The sympathy of the community goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Herman in their bereavement.”  (Odessa Record reprint of May 24, 1918 in 5-27-1993, 75 yrs ago column) Edit: The tombstone for Loren Herman is posited in the Odessa Cemetery.  No evidence has been located to confirm the removal of the body from Emmaus Cemetery.

Hildebrand, Lester,  h/o Olive  (d. 11-07-1906; b. 6-30-1877; TS; OC)

Hildebrand, Olive Acuff,   (see Hays, Olive)

Hille, Christian,  h/o Mary  (d. 11-08-41; b. 8-20-1865; TS; OC; Strates)  “Christian Hille. Burial on 11-12-1941 in Odessa. Age: 76 yrs 2 mos 18 days. Cause: heart disease.” (Rev Hausauer’s Funeral Ledger) “Christian Hille. Died: 9 Nov 1941; age: 76 yrs 2 mos 18 days; heart disease.” (Congregational Church ledger by Rev Hausauer) “Christian Hille. Death: 11-08-1941 at home. Informant: Gottleib Hille of Odessa. Birth: Aug 20, 1865, Russia. Age: 76 yrs 1 mo 18 days. Father: Gotlieb Hille born Russia; Mother: Mary Leischner born Russia. To US in 1888. Previous address: Lauer, WA. Leaves: wife, Mary; 2 sons: Gotleib Hille of Odessa, WA and Christ Hille of Yakima; 4 daughters: Louise Delzer of Leavenworth; Mary Schilke of Idaho; Ella Weishaar of Seattle; and Lentina Haskins of Leavenworth.” (Mortuary Ledger) (Edit: *Hille, Maria (Leischner)  d. 9-30-1930 Cong burial in Hoffnungsberg Cemetery per mortuary ledger; w/o Christian)

Hindorff, Edward M.,  h/o L.  (d. 1968; b. 1898; TS; OC) 

Hirschman, B. F.,   (d. 7-23-1909; adult; obit; DC; OC) “B. F. Hirschman, the stranger who died at the Hotel Odessa last Friday, was buried yesterday by Undertaker O. A. Stone. Word was received from a Mrs. Taylor, a sister of the dead man, from Golden, CO, stating that the man had a son, 12 years of age, a wife who was in the asylum at Yankton, SD, and a father at Carlisle, IL, but because of financial difficulties they would not be able to bear the burden of having the body shipped back to either of the eastern states for burial. The interment took place yesterday at the German Lutheran Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: July 30, 1919)  “Benjamin Franklin Hershman.  Male, white, married, traveling man.  Birth: Sept 19, 1874, Iowa. Age: 34 yrs 10 mos 4 days.  Father: Emanuel Hershman, b. IN; Mother: Emma McDanal, b. OH; Informant: Mrs. Belle Taylor, Golden, Colorado. Death: July 22, 1909, 3 p.m., Odessa, Lincoln County. Cause of death: vomiting. J. J. Lunz, MD. Undertaker: H E Stone & Son, Odessa.” (WA State Certificate of Death)


Odessa City Cemetery Obituaries, Odessa, Washington,  submitted 

to the WAGenweb March 2006 by Marge Womach

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