Odessa City Cemetery 


                                                                     Obituaries submitted by Marge Womach


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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.


Libsack, Adam,  (d. 16 Oct 1980; b. 16 Sept 1887; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services were held Monday morning, Oct 20, 1980, at 11 a.m., from the UCC for Adam Libsack, who passed away at the Odessa Convalescent Center on Thursday, Oct 16, 1980. Rev Albert Hausauer officiated at the service.  Adam Libsack was born Sept 16, 1887, in Frank, Russia, the son of Conrad and Elizabeth (Lenhardt) Libsack. He was baptized four days later. On Oct 3, 1902, he was confirmed in the Christian faith in Frank, Russia by Rev Sommel. Mr. Libsack and his family came to the United States on May 28, 1906, arriving in Loveland, CO.  After working in the harvest fields around Loveland, he came to Odessa in Jan 1907. He farmed with his brother, Jake, for about 6 years southwest of Odessa. In the following years, he worked for various farmers and at different jobs, including as a carpenter for the late Con H. Eckhardt. On Mar 20, 1924 Adam was married to Henriette Kissler Hoffmann in the St Matthews Church in Odessa, by the Rev J. G. Eckhardt. Mrs. Libsack passed away on Nov 12, 1956. Mr. Libsack became a member of the St Matthews Congregational church in 1925 and was a member of the UCC. He became a resident of the Odessa Convalescent Center in May of 1976. Mr. Libsack passed away at the age of 93 years and one month. He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; 3 brothers and 4 sisters. Those who remain to mourn his passing are his son and daughter-in-law, Laurence and Shirley Libsack of Odessa; 2 grandchildren, Laurence J and Lecia Libsack of Odessa; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.... Casket bearers were Dave Birge, Bill Richardson, Jake Kiehn, Walt Scheller, Sam Homberg and Wayne Braun.  Concluding services and vault interment were in the Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA, with Strate Funeral Home of Davenport in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: Oct 23, 1980)

Libsack, Adam T., (added)  “A Celebration of Life Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, March 24, at the Heritage Church in Odessa for Adam T. Libsack, 21, who died in Spokane on Monday, March 21, 2005.  Adam was born Jan 1, 1984, in Davenport, the son of Jay and Sandy (Zeiler) Libsack. He was graduated from Odessa High School in 2002 and attended Central Washington University and Spokane Community College.  He enjoyed all sports and playing his guitar. One of his fond memories was a trip when he was a young boy with his grandfather, Laurence Libsack, to Germany. He was a member of the Heritage Church.  Adam is survived by his parents, Jay and Sandy Libsack, of Odessa; two brothers, Andrew Libsack of Spokane, and Colton Libsack of Odessa; grandfather Don Zeiler of Odessa; aunts and uncles Lecia and Neil Fink and cousins Brian, Sara and Megan, all of Odessa, Debbie Zeiler, of Moses Lake, Lori Carpenter and cousins Brandi, CJ and Ryan, all of Moses Lake, Tim and Pam Zeiler and cousins Alex, Josh and Sydney, all of Davenport, and all his many friends.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Laurence and Shirley Libsack, and Ione ‘Tootie’ Zeiler. Pastor Larry Snyder will officiate at the Celebration of Life Memorial Service. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 3-24-2005)

Libsack, Conrad,  (d. 1961; b. 1892; TS; OC) “Funeral services for Conrad Libsack, 68, were held at the Odessa Baptist church on Monday afternoon with the Rev Edward Kopf officiating. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home.  Serving as pallbearers were Bruno Goetz, Jim Goetz, Harold Keller, Leonard Keller, Laurence Libsack and Fred Greenwalt.  Conrad Libsack was born in Frank, Russia, Oct 17, 1892, and grew to manhood there.  In 1913 Mr. Libsack came to America, coming directly to Odessa where he has remained. He was employed by the Lincoln County highway department until his retirement about three years ago.  He married Katherine Keller on Jan 1, 1934 at Seattle, with the nuptials read by rev Hein, a brother-in-law of Mrs. Libsack.  Survivors include his wife and one brother, Adam Libsack of Odessa; five nieces and five nephews.” (Odessa Record: August 1961; scrapbook item)

Libsack, Henriette,   (d. 1956; b. 1898; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services are being held from the UCC this afternoon for Mrs. Adam Libsack, who died Monday at the Veterans Memorial hospital here, following an attack of illness suffered six days before, while voting in the general election. She had been hospitalized for the six days. The Rev E G Klein is officiating at the service and burial will be in the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home.  Henriette Kissler was born in Frank Russia, Aug 1, 1898, and grew to womanhood there. She was living there when Russian conditions became bad for those of German descent, and she escaped into Germany, from where her brother, George Kissler was instrumental in getting her to the United States in 1923. The following year she was married to Adam Libsack, and the family has made its home here since. She was a member of the United Congregational Church. Survivors include her husband, at the home, and son Laurence Libsack, Odessa attorney, and the brother, George Kissler, now living in Spokane.” (Odessa Record: 11-15-1956)  “Funeral services for Mrs. Adam Libsack were held...Pallbearers included Reuben Scheller, Walter Scheller, John Hopp, Sam Schafer, H B Schafer and Henry Walter.  The 58 year old matron had been a resident of Odessa since 1923, coming her from Europe...” (Odessa Record: 11-22-1956)

Libsack, Katherine Keller,  (d. 24 Sept 1972; b. 1898; TS; OC; obit) “Mrs. Katherine Libsack, 90, passed away at the Memorial Hospital on Sept 24.  She was the daughter of Christoph and Elizabeth Keller. Born in Gildendorf, near Odessa, Russia on May 23, 1882, Katherina came to the United States with her parents when she was five years old. The family homesteaded northeast of Wheeler in 1903, where the family grew to include 4 boys and 4 girls. In later years, the family moved to Odessa, where Katherina met Con Libsack, and married him in January 1934. She has been a resident of Odessa since that time. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Sept 27 from the Odessa Baptist church with the Rev Albert W Richardson officiating. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery. Mrs. Libsack is survived by one sister, Mrs. Bertha Goetz of Seattle, and many nieces and nephews.” (Odessa Record: 28 Sept 1972)

Libsack, Laurence,   (d. 10-14-1999; b. 9-02-1929; TS; OC) “Funeral services for Laurence Libsack, a long time Odessa civic leader, were held Tuesday, Oct 19, at the Heritage Church Sanctuary in Odessa. Mr. Libsack, who was 70 years old, died Thursday, Oct 14, 1999, at Odessa Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Odessa Sept 2, 1929, the son of Adam and Henriette (Kissler) Libsack.  He was graduated from Odessa High School with the Class of 1947. He then attended Gonzaga University, graduating in 1951. He completed Gonzaga Law School in 1954. He married Shirley Affleck, of Ephrata, in Ephrata on June 6, 1953. He entered the US Army on Apr 24, 1954, and served during the Korean War until his discharge on Apr 23, 1957. The couple then moved back to Odessa, where  he started his law firm in 1957. He continued to practice law in the Odessa area until ill health necessitated retirement. He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley in March 1999. Laurence was noted for his civic leadership and community service. Twenty-eight years ago, he was a co-founder of Odessa’s Deutschesfest. He was secretary of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce for more than 30 years, treasurer of the Odessa High school Alumni Assn for more than 30 years, a member of the Odessa Volunteer Fire Dept for 25 years, secretary of Lincoln-Adams Fire Protection District #3 for 25 years and secretary of the Big Bend Chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia. He was a former member of the volunteer ambulance crew. He was a member of the Heritage Church.  He had a deep interest in the genealogy of the Germans from Russia. Three years ago, he located relatives, Kissler family members who had re-settled in Germany from Russia, with whom contact had been lost for several decades. He and a grandson traveled to Germany to meet them. Laurence was an avid sports enthusiast who followed and supported Odessa Tiger athletics. He enjoyed fishing. He is survived by his son Jay and wife Sandy Libsack and daughter Lecia and husband Neil Fink, all of Odessa; six grandchildren, Adam, Andrew and Colton Libsack and Brian, Sara and Megan Fink, all of Odessa; numerous nieces and nephews and friends and cousins. The Rev Charles Smith officiated at the funeral. Interment followed at Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record-Oct 21, 1999)

Libsack, Shirley R.,   (d. 3-08-1999; b. 7-14-1929; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services for Shirley R Libsack will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 12, at the Heritage Church Sanctuary in Odessa. Mrs. Libsack died in Odessa on Monday, March 8, 1999, in Odessa. She was a long-time resident of Odessa. She was a member of the Heritage Church, a former Girl Scout leader, member of the Odessa Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and member of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia. She is survived by her husband, Laurence Libsack, at the home; one son, Jay and wife, Sandy Libsack, of Odessa; one daughter, Lecia and husband, Neil Fink, of Odessa; six grandchildren, Adam, Andrew and Colton Libsack, and Brian, Sara and Megan Fink, all of Odessa; numerous nieces and nephews; one brother, Dwight Affleck, of Pasco; three sisters, DeLecia Baker, of Bremerton, WA; Bernice Guddall, of AZ; and Jeanne Beane, of Sedro Wooley, WA.  She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother. Pastor Arthur Finney will officiate at the funeral. Interment will follow at Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 3-11-1999)

Lind, Heinrich,  (added) d. 4 Feb 1920 LL (also listed Suchland) “Heinrich Lind. Born 4 Jan 1912 in Spokane, the son of Heinrich Lind and Elizabeth nee Schnell, died 4 Feb 1920 in Irby, WA with burial in Odessa. Age: 8 yrs 1 month. Influenza.” (Christ Lutheran Church ledger)

Linder, Robert A.,   (d. 8-26-1988; b. 1-08-1918; TS; OC; obit)  “Robert Arnold Lindner of Odessa, born August 1, 1918 to Francis and Ollie Barnett Lindner in Hiawatha, KS, passed away here on Aug 26, (1988). After receiving his early education in Kansas, he moved with his parents to Sultan, WA in 1934 and to Monroe in 1936, where he graduated from high school. After studying diesel-electric engineering at Washington State University for a time, he entered the CCC in 1939, then joined the Merchant Marines in 1941 where he served six years. Mr. Lindner was employed after World War II in sawmills, and he worked for the Weyerhaeuser Co 28 years, retiring in 1976. He also performed volunteer work for six years with the Forest Service.  In June, 1947, Mr. Lindner was married to Carrie Bundy at Ferndale, MI. They raised two children, and in 1978 she passed away after an extended illness. He was married to Frances Marsh in Marysville, in Dec, 1986. The couple moved to Odessa in Oct, 1987, and Mr. Lindner was baptized in the Christian faith at Christ Lutheran Church last February.  Preceded in death by his parents and by a sister, Helen, Mr. Lindner is survived by his wife Frances, at the family home here; by a son, Paul Lindner, and a daughter, Joan Witscher, both of Marysville; by a step-daughter, Beverly Pryne of Odessa; by a granddaughter, Rainey; by a brother, Harlan Lindner of Spokane; by a sister, Virginia Simpson of Carson City, NV; and by other relatives and friends.  Funeral service was held Aug 29 at Christ Lutheran Church, Pastor Daniel Cronrath officiating. Interment followed at the Odessa Cemetery, Strate Funeral Home in charge. Casket bearers were Pat Estes, Donald Smith, Randy Carlson, Clark Zweig, Jerry Walter and Marsh Roberts. Honorary bearers included Ray Pryne, Harry Webber, Walt Bailey, Jiggs Hudson, Robert Haskel and Robert Roylance.” (Odessa Record: 9-01-1988) 

Link, Barbara,   (d. 2-16-1933; b. 1-13-1860; TS; OC; DC; obit) “Barbara Link.  Died: Feb 15, 1933, Town of Odessa, Lincoln Co, WA. Female, white, widow, housewife. Birth: Jan 13, 1860, Russia.  Age: 73 yrs 1 mos 3 dys.  Father: August Link, b. Germany; Mother: Caroline Paul, b. Germany. Informant: William Link of Odessa, WA. Cause: carcinoma liver-gall bladder. L. F. Wagner, MD. Burial: Odessa Cemetery, 2-18-1933; Undertaker: J E Turner of Harrington.” (WA State Register of Death) “Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon from the Link ranch, north of Odessa, for Mrs. Barbara Link, 73, pioneer farm woman of the Odessa region, who had maintained a farm home, as a widow, for 30 years.  Born Jan 13, 1860, in South Russia, she had lived there until 1874 at which time she came to America, where in 1879, she was married to William Link in South Dakota, where they maintained their home for 19 years. From there they moved to Eugene, Oregon, where they lived for 12 years, and where her husband died.  In 1903 she moved with her family to the Odessa region, locating on the ranch north of town, where she farmed with her sons. Death came after a year’s illness. She is survived by four sons, William Link, Daniel Link, John Link, and Carl Link, all of Odessa; four daughters, Mrs. Caroline Schmierer, Mrs. Helen Schmierer, Odessa; Mrs. Emma Bonneywell, Everett; and Mrs. Clara Kelso, Harrington; two brothers, Carl and August Link, Kaylor, SD; three sisters, Amelia Kanske, Kaylor, SD; Lizzy Keppel, Oak City, OK; Regina Kirkpatrick, Portland, OR; 18 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Rev Henry Brockmann, Odessa, conducted the services at the home which were in charge of the Turner Funeral Home from Harrington.” (Odessa Record: 2-24-1933)

Link, Carl,   (WW II)  (d. 1-04-1963; b. 6-26-1902; TS; OC; obit)  Funeral services were held from the Christ Lutheran Church on Tuesday for Carl Link, 60, son of a pioneer family, Mr. and Mrs. William Link.  Pastor Werner J. Fritz officiated with burial in the Odessa Cemetery under the direction of Strate Funeral Home.  Carl Link was born in Eugene, Oregon, on June 25, 1902. He came to the north Odessa area in 1903, was confirmed at Christ Lutheran with the class of 1919k, the Rev H. P. Christensen as instructor.  Carl and his brother, John, farmed together until Carl sold his interest to his brother. He was inducted into the army in 1942, receiving a medical discharge some months later. He then bought a small farm near Rockford and sold it again two years later.  Because of failing health he took up residency in a convalescent home in 1945, and died suddenly Friday afternoon. He was never married.  He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Helen Schmierer and Mrs. Caroline Schmierer, both of Odessa; Mrs. Clara Kelso, Seattle; two brothers, John Link, Davenport; and Dan Link, Molalla, OR.” (Odessa Record: 1-10-1963)

Link, Johnnie E.,   (d. 8-06-1967; b. 1893; TS; OC; DC)  “Johnnie Eric Link.  Died: Aug 6, 1967, Odessa, Memorial Hospital, Lincoln Co, WA; residence: Davenport, WA.; male, white, widowed, wheat farmer, owns farm; Birth: 6-25-1893, Eugene, OR, aged 74 yrs; Father: Wilhelm Link; Mother: Barbara Link; Informant: Mrs. Helen Schmierer of Odessa; Cause: coronary occlusion, due to athrosclerosis; chronic lung disease, emphysema. James L Anderson, MD of Odessa; Burial: 8-10-1967, Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA. Funeral Director: Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA.” (WA State Certificate of Death)

Link, Lilly Hazel,  (d. 8-01-1945; b. 9-21-1908; w/o John; TS; OC; Strates; LL) “Lilly Hazel Link. Born: Sept 21, 1908 at Leavenworth, WA. Died: Aug 1, 1945, at Spokane, WA. Buried: Aug 5, 1945, at Odessa, WA. Age: 56 yrs 10 mos 10 days. Cause of death: pneumonia resulting from auto accident injuries. Mourned by husband, one daughter. Text Ps. 90:12. E R P” (Christ Lutheran Church ledger) “Lilly Hazel Link. Residence: Davenport, WA.  Birth: 9-21-1908, Leavenworth, WA.  Death: 8-01-1945, Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane, WA. Age: 36 yrs 10 mos 10 days. Female, white, married, wife of John, housewife. Father: James Andrew Abbott, born Benton Co, IA; Mother: Martha Robbins, born ____, IA; Physician: Melbourne of Spokane. Funeral: Christ Lutheran Church, 2 p.m., Sunday, Rev E. R. Pflueger; Interment: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA on 8-05-1945.” (Mortuary Ledger) “Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel Link, who died of injuries sustained in an automobile collision, were held from the Christ Lutheran church on Sunday afternoon, the Rev E. R. Pflueger officiating, with burial in the Odessa Cemetery. Pallbearers were chosen from former neighbors and included Stanley Klima, W. F. Zagelow, Herman Schmierer, Dan Schultz, Fred Stehr, Jr., and John C. Kissler. The accident which claimed her life occurred on a road north of Harrington Saturday and was unavoidable, Sheriff Chas E. McCaffery and Prosecuting Attorney Fred G Campbell, assisted by State Patrolman ‘Ham’ Hyatt, reported after an investigation. No charge will be filed, they said. Mr. and Mrs. Link, assisting with harvest at the Ed Schmierer ranch were enroute to their home at Davenport for the weekend. As they neared the top of a ridge a Model A coupe, driven by Wilton Bursch, 16, came over the top and before either could swerve the cars were in collision, stopping broadside of the road. Bert Kitt, driving along the road, was forced to brake violently to avoid hitting the cars and after checking the injuries went to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Lamp, from where Mrs. Lamp, a trained nurse, assisted until the arrival of Dr Wagner. Mr. Kitt took the injured people to Davenport where they were transferred to an ambulance. Elmer Houck came along shortly after the accident and assisted. First reports at Odessa indicated the Houck vehicle was in the wreck, but that was not true. Survivors include the widower, John, and a daughter, Phyllis Louise Hynes.” (Odessa Record: 8-09-1945)

Lobe, Alfred,  br/o Ruth  (d. 1923; b. 1923; TS; OC; DC) “Alfred Gustave Lobe. Male, white, single. Birth: April 13, 1922, WA; Aged: 1 mos 17 days. Father: Gust Lobe, born Russia; Mother: Mary Greenwalt born Russia. Informant: Gust Lobe, Ruff, WA.  Death: May 30, 1922, Ruff, Adams Co, WA. Place of Burial: Ruff, WA, May 31, 1922. Undertaker: none.” (WA State Certificate of Death)

Lobe, Alvin,  (added tentatively per email, awaiting obit) d. 10-01-1994

Lobe, Barbara,  (d. 1981; b. 1900; TS; OC)  “Died: 4-02-81, Odessa, WA; Natural causes; Mother: Mary Katherine Greenwalt; Father: Conrad Uhrich; Spouse: Nathaniel Lobe; Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA”  (Lincoln Co Health)  “Funeral services were held on Monday, Apr 6, 1981, from the UCC at 1 p.m. for Barbara Lobe who passed away in her sleep at her home on Thursday, Apr 2, 1981. Pastor Everett Schoessler officiated. Barbara Lobe was born in Frank, Russia, on Feb 14, 1900, the daughter of Conrad and Mary Katherine (Greenwalt) Uhrich. She was baptized on Feb 25, 1900. She attended school in Russia. In 1912 she joined her family in the United States, settling on a farm near Lauer, WA. She continued her education at a country school near there. Mrs. Lobe was confirmed into the Christian Faith on June 14, 1914, by Rev Albert Teiman in the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Odessa. On March 11, 1917 she was married to Nathaniel Lobe at his parents’ home by Rev G. J. Reiker, pastor of the Hoffnungsberg Church. The couple farmed in the Batum-Lauer area until they retired in Jan 1950, at which time they moved to their home in Odessa. Mrs. Lobe was a faithful member of the United Congregational Church, the Sunday School and the Ladies Aid, attending services regularly until her death. She was preceded in death by her husband; two infant children; two sons, Lonnie and Leo; her parents; two brothers and four sisters.  Those who remain to mourn her are four sons, Edwin of Davenport; Irvin of Toronto, KS; Eugene of Odessa; and Don of Moses Lake; three daughters, Ednes, Mrs. Art Melcher of Odessa; Helen, Mrs. Fred Thaut of Snohomish, WA; and Barbara, Mrs. Robert Schell, Jr., of Ritzville; 30 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. Sacred selections sung by Delores Cook and Ione Zeiler were ‘Supper Time’ and ‘Peace In The Valley’. Wilma Schmidt was organist. Pall bearers were Jerry D Schafer, Leonard Lobe, Loren Pfeifer, Bud Haase, Stanley Dammel, Robert Pierce and Ivan Hemmerling. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery with Strate Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 4-09-1981

Lobe, Clarence Eugene:  “Clarence Eugene Lobe died December 28, 2012 at his home in Odessa , surrounded by family. He was 83.  Eugene leaves behind Lova, his wife of 43 years; his children, Bob Burns of Great Falls, Mont.; Marty (Terry) Burghard of Moses Lake, Becky (Skip) Regli of Odessa and Jim (Cindy) Lobe of Omak; six grandchildren, Kris, Steven, Kaylene, Bryce, Amber and Josie; seven great-grandchildren, Christina, Everett, Kiernan, Layla, James, Evan and Trevor and by his sister Barbara (Babs) of Spokane. He is also survived by his children of a previous marriage, Patrick, Debbie, Veronica, Thelma, Michael, Daniel and Scott.  Eugene spent most of his life as a brick mason. When he returned to Odessa he worked the family farm before moving to the Colville area where he drove school bus and raised and showed cattle.  He is preceded in death by his parents Nathaniel and Maria Barbara (Dan and Mabel) Lobe; brothers Irvin, Edwin, Leo, Donnie and Lonnie and sisters Edna and Thelma.  Services will be held at Heritage Church , 302 S First St. in Odessa with Pastor Jon Hayashi officiating on January 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at the Odessa Cemetery .  Strate Funeral Home of Davenport is caring for the family.” ( Odessa Record: 1-03-2013) 

Lobe, Clinton Dean, s/o J. G.  (d. 1-30-1945; b. 10-13-1936; TS; OC; Strates)  “Clinton Lobe.  Died: 1-30-45; Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health, burial permit) “Clinton Dean Lobe. Residence: Odessa, rural. Place of death: Sacred Heart Hosp. Spokane. Birth: Oct 13, 1936, Odessa, WA. Death: Jan 30, 1945. Age: 8 yrs 3 mos 17 days. Male, single, white, student.  Father: John G Lobe born Ritzville, WA.; Mother: Tillie Frieske born Russia; Cause of death: Lobar pneumonia; Physician: Dr A. C. Taylor of Spokane.  Burial: Odessa Cemetery. Funeral: Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2 p.m.; Interment on 2-02-45. Rev J. P. Flemmer.” (Mortuary Ledger) “Clinton Dean Lobe. Died: 28 Jan 1945; 8 yr 3 mos 16 days; pneumonia.” (Congregational Church Ledger, entry by Hausauer)

Lobe, David T.,  (added) d. March 1957, obit  “David T. Lobe, 54, died at the Samaritan hospital at Moses Lake on Friday morning, following a prolonged illness. Funeral services were at Wenatchee with burial in Odessa. Mr .Lobe was born at Odessa in 1902, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gust Lobe, pioneers. He worked in the Odessa and Lind area, and lived at Wenatchee for 20 years before moving to Moses Lake in 1950. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and a daughter at home; three sons and four daughters by a former marriage; two brothers, three sisters, and 11 grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 3-07-1957) 

Lobe, Edwin,  (d. 7-07-1988; deleted: Davenport burial of ashes)

Lobe, Gust,   (d. 1949; b. 1874; TS; OC)  “Gust Lobe. died: 9-07-49; Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health, burial permit) “Gustave Lobe.  Birth: 10 June 1874; Died: 8 Sept 1949.” (Congregational Church ledger by Eslinger) “Word was received this morning of the death of Gust Lobe at Wenatchee, and relatives are coming here today to make funeral arrangements. Funeral services will be from the United Congregational Church, with the Rev E. J. Eslinger officiating, time and date to be determined.  A pioneer resident of Odessa, Mr Lobe and his wife moved to Wenatchee a few years ago, where their sons were living. Mrs. Lobe was here last week to attend the ladies aid homecoming.  Information about the funeral may be obtained from Rev Eslinger.” (Odessa Record: 9-08-1949) “Funeral services were held from the UCC at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon for Gust Lobe, 75, pioneer Odessa resident, who died Wednesday at a Wenatchee hospital after a brief illness. The Rev E. J. Eslinger officiated, with burial in the Odessa Cemetery.  The Jones and Jones funeral home of Wenatchee took charge of the body, and it was sent to the Strate Funeral Home at Odessa for the service, arriving here on Saturday. Mr. Lobe was born June 10, 1874, in South Russia. He came to Odessa in 1898 and married Mary Greenwalt in 1901. They settled on a farm between Odessa and Ritzville, making their home there for 14 years before moving to Montana for a short time. They returned to Odessa and lived here until going to Wenatchee six years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Lobe had continued their membership in the UCC here. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Lobe; three sons, David and Emanuel, both of Wenatchee; and Arthur, of Cashmere; three daughters, Mrs. Alvina Breckmiller of Malaga, Mrs. Esther Ellis, of Wenatchee; and Mrs. Elsie Cox of Seattle; two brothers, M\Nath and John Lobe of Odessa; three sisters, Mrs. Arnold Derr of Ritzville; Mrs. John Speck of Odessa, 27 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 9-15-1949)

Lobe, infant female,  (added)  “Infant Female Lobe. Died: 10 Dec 1929; Odessa, WA; Stillborn 10 Dec 1929;  Father: Manuel Theodore Lobe born Ritzville, WA; Mother:  Annie Margaret Heimbigner, born Seattle, WA; Burial: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health birth and death card)

Lobe, Irene M.,   (d. 1974; b. 1937; TS; OC)  “Irene Myra Lobe.  Died: 7-19-74; Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health, burial permit) “Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 24, at 11 a.m. at the UCC for Irene M. Lobe, who passed away in a Spokane hospital on July 19, 1974, following surgery. Mrs. Lobe was 36 years old.  Irene Myrna Lobe was born in Odessa on Oct 24, 1927, the daughter of David and Bertha Iltz. She lived on a farm southwest of Odessa until 1955, when she graduated from Odessa High School and married Lonnie Lobe.  The couple had three children, Lonna, Tom and Todd. They lived in Moses Lake for six years following their marriage and then began farming in the Odessa area.  In addition to her husband and children, Mrs. Lobe is survived by her parents; her mother and father-in-law, Barbara and Nat Lobe; her grandmother, Mrs. Katie Willging of Davenport, and many other relatives and friends. Interment was at the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of Strate Funeral Home. Graveside services were conducted by the Royal Neighbors, led by Mrs. Sally Ott.” (Odessa Record: 7-25-1974)

Lobe, John,  (added)  “Died: 11-15-1966; Born: 10-26-1886, Russia; Father: August Lobe; Mother: Rosina Isaac; Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA” (Lincoln Co Health)  “John Lobe. Died 11-15-66; Buried: Odessa Cemetery.” (Lincoln Co Health, burial permit) “Funeral services for John Lobe, 80, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday (today) in the UCC. He died early Tuesday morning. The Rev B. M. Schafer will officiate and burial will be in the Odessa Cemetery. Pall bearers will be grandsons.  John Lobe was the son of Mr. and Mrs. August Lobe, born Oct 26, 1886, in Kulm, South Russia. He came to the United States and settled in Ritzville in 1900. From there the family moved to a farm in the Batum area where Mr. Lobe farmed until his retirement to Odessa in 1951. John was baptized and confirmed in the Congregational tradition in his youth and was a dedicated church member in his adult life. He has been a member of the UCC and its Prayer Fellowship since 1951. On Jan 14, 1907 he was united in marriage with Miss Lydia Reich. Survivors include his wife, Lydia; three sons, Lewis of Ritzville, Everett of Quincy, Eugene of Bremerton; two daughters, Mrs. Esther Gust, Ritzville, and Mrs. Ruth Gillis, Washtucna; his twin brother Fred of Olympia; 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. One son, Otto, and two daughters, Edna (Dammel) and Hulda, preceded him in death.” (Odessa Record: 11-17-1966) 

Lobe, John G.,     (d. 10-25-1955; b. 1899; TS; OC)  “John G. Lobe. Died: 10-25-55; Burial: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health, burial permit)

Lobe, Jonethan Wesley,   (d. 8-04-1939; b. 10-19-1915; s/o Gus; TS; OC; Strates) “Joe Lobe, 24, who died at a Spokane hospital last Wednesday night, was buried Sunday from the Pilgrim Congregational church, the Rev J. P. Flemmer officiating, with burial in the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home. Members of the Eagles lodge from Wenatchee assisted, also acting as pallbearers.  Mr. Lobe was born in Odessa and had made his permanent home here. Recently, while employed on an elevator construction, he fell 30 feet to the ground, sustaining fractures of the back and elbows. He was apparently on the road to recovery when death struck.  Survivors include his wife and son, Melvin, at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gust Lobe, Odessa; three brothers, Dave, Lind; Emanuel, Wenatchee, and Arthur, Cashmere; three sisters, Mrs. Alvina Brockmiller, Wenatchee; Mrs. Esther Ellis, Wenatchee, and Mrs. Elsie Cox, St John, WA.” (Odessa Record-Aug 17, 1939)  “Jonethan Wesley Lobe, Residence: Odessa; ...Wife: Anna Lobe; Father: Gus Lobe born Russia; Mother: Marie Greenwalt born Russia; Age: 24 yrs 9 mos 20 days; Birth: Oct 19, 1915. Cause of death: septicemia; Hair: Black.” (Mortuary Ledger, date of death illegible, Aug 4, 7, or 9, but in hospital 4 days.) “Joe V Lobe. Birth: 19 Oct  1914; Died: Aug 9, 1939; Age 24 yrs 9 mos 21 days; die eltern, gattin; 3 brothers, 3 sisters. (Congregational Church ledger by Hausauer)

Lobe, Julia E.,   (d. 11-02-1991; b. 9-11-1912; TS; OC)  “Julia Edna Lobe.  Died 11-21-91; Born: 9-11-12, CA.; Widowed; Father: Francis Burwell; Mother: Alice Ensign.” (Lincoln Co Health, burial not shown) “Julia Edna Lobe, who for many years was a nurse at Odessa Memorial Hospital, died Nov 2, (1991).  She was born Sept 11, 1912, in Eureka, CA, to Francis and Alice Enzign Burwell. She was a member of Zion-Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Odessa. She is survived by one son, Steve Lobe, of Odessa, and by numerous friends and relatives. Private family inurnment took place at Odessa Cemetery on Nov 4. This was followed by a memorial service at Zion-Emmanuel Lutheran Church, with Pastor David Blair officiating. Pall bearers were Marty Meise, Chuck Meise, Jerry Lobe and Larry Lobe. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record-Nov 7, 1991)

Lobe, Leo Nathaniel,   (d. 1973; b. 1919; TS; OC)  “Leo Nathaniel Lobe. d. 11-20-73; b. 12-30-19, Odessa, WA; Spouse: Viola Zeiler; Father: Nathaniel Lobe; Mother: Barbara Uhrich; Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health) “Memorial services were held in honor of Leo Lobe at 2 p.m. on Nov 23, 1973 from the United Congregational Church.  Dr B M Schafer officiated at the service, with Strate Funeral Home in charge of interment at the Odessa Cemetery.  Mr. Lobe passed away suddenly on Nov 20, 1973 at the age of 53. He was the son of Nathaniel and Barbara Lobe, and was born in Odessa on Dec 30, 1919. He lived in the Odessa area all of his life.  He was united in marriage with Viola Zeiler on June 11, 1941. The couple had one son and two daughters. Mr. Lobe operated a farm southwest of Odessa until 1968, when the couple moved to Moses Lake. In 1969, Leo and Viola returned to Odessa and operated the Odessa Drive-in.  In 1970 Leo went to work for the Grange Supply of Odessa and remained there for almost two years, until deteriorating health forced him to retire.  He was a charter member of the Odessa Lions Club, and was a member of the organizing committee for the Odessa Riders Club. He also served on the Odessa and Lincoln County Fair Boards.  In addition to his wife, survivors include his son, Neil of Odessa; daughters Kathleen Andrews of Walla Walla and Lynnette Wolff of Mica; six grandchildren; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Lobe; brothers Edwin, Eugene and Lonnie, all of Odessa, Irvin of Wichita, KS, and Donald of Moses Lake; and three sisters, Ednes Jones of Moses Lake, Helen Tauth of Snohomish, and Barbara Schell of Ritzville.” (Odessa Record: 11-29-1973)

Lobe, Leonard L.,   (d. 9-11-1998; b.5-01-1927; TS; OC; obit)  “Graveside services for Leonard Lobe were conducted on Wednesday, Sept 16, at Odessa Cemetery. Mr. Lobe, who was 71 years old, died on Friday, Sept 11, 1998, in Moses Lake. He was a lifelong resident of the Odessa area, where he farmed for many years.  He was a member of the Heritage Church in Odessa, and the Odessa Riders Club. He is survived by two sons, Larry Lobe, of Spokane, and Jerry (Toby) Lobe and his wife Janell, of Odessa; one daughter, Donna Wisemore of East Wenatchee; 8 grandchildren: Rhonda Sevren and Hayli Lobe, all of Spokane; Lindsey, Trey and Kodey Lobe, all of Odessa, and Michelle Slade and Mark Wisemore; one sister and one brother, Bernice Melcher and Steve Lobe, both of Odessa, and numerous nieces and nephews. Pastor Art Finney officiated at the services. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 9-17-1998)

Lobe, Lonnie L.,   (d. 1976; b. 1937; TS; OC)  “Lonnie Lee Lobe. Died: 4-05-1976; Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health, burial permit)  “Private memorial graveside services were held for Lonnie L. Lobe at the Odessa Cemetery on Friday, April 9. Rev Herb Halely of Christ United Church of Moses Lake officiated.  Mr. Lobe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nath Lobe, died on April 5, 1976, at Moses Lake.  Pallbearers for the service were Rudy Steffler, Joe Wilson, Dale Ross, Marvin Fink, Lorus Haase and Lyle Raugust.  Lonnie was born Nov 28, 1937 in Odessa. In June 1954, he was married to Irene Iltz and they farmed in the Odessa area. In July of 1974 his wife, Irene, passed away. In the fall of 1975 Lonnie moved to Moses Lake and was married to Edith Eide on Sept 27.  Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nath Lobe of Odessa; his wife, Edith, of Moses Lake; one daughter, Lonna Miller of Grants Pass, OR; two sons, Tom of Odessa and Todd of Moses Lake; four brothers, Edwin and Eugene of Odessa, Irvan of Wichita, KS; and Don of Moses Lake; three sisters, Ednes Jones of Moses Lake; Helen Thaut of Snohomish and Barbara Schell of Ritzville; six step-children and one step grandchild.” (Odessa Record: 4-15-1976)

Lobe, Lydia Reich,  (added) “Lydia Lobe.  Died 4-21-1983, Adams County; Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health, burial permit)

Lobe, Lydia Ruth,  (delete: ashes buried Davenport; d. 8-09-1993)

Lobe, Margo Lynn,  (added)  “Margo Lynn Lobe. d. 2-04-55; b. 2-01-55; Infant. Father: Harold Lobe; Mother: Margaret Sonneson; Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health)

Lobe, Marie,   (d. 1953; b. 1878; TS; OC)  “Mary Ann Lobe.  Died: 9-15-1953; Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health, burial permit) “Mary Ann Lobe. Birth: 4 Aug 1879. Death: 25 Aug 1953. cancer. 3 sons, 3 daughters.” (Congregational Church ledger by Rev E G Klein)

Lobe, Mary Louise,  d/o Nath.  (d. 3-26-1934; b.1933; 11 mos; TS; OC; Cong; DC) “Mary Louise Lobe. white, infant. Age 11 mos 14 days; Born: Odessa, WA. Father: Nathaniel Lobe born Russia; Mother: Barbara Uhrich, born Russia; Informant: Nathaniel Lobe, Odessa, WA. Burial: Odessa, WA. H. H. Strate. Dr Wm F. Armann.  Place of Death: Adams Co, Ritzville Dist M 1/1 Henn’s Maternity Home. Date: March 26, 1934. Cause: Metastatic pneumonic peritonitis, general, 8 days. Contributory: a cold. Pharyngitis, 2 days. Oliver J Morehead, MD, Ritzville, WA.”   (State of WA, Dept of Health, Register of Death) “Mary Louisa Lobe.  Birth: 12 April 1933. Died: 26 March 1934; buried Odessa. Age: 11 mos 17 days. Die Eltern Nathaniel Lobe and Barbara geb Uhrich. Is. 40:11” (Congregational Church Ledger by Rev Schwabenland)

Lobe, Matilda “Tillie”,  (d. 5-10-1997; b. 1899; TS; OC) “Matilda, Lobe. d. 5-10-97; b. 9-25-1899, Russia; Spouse: Divorced; Father: Christoph Frieske; Mother: Wilhelmina U.; Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health Death and Burial Permit)

Lobe, Matilda “Tillie”,  (d. 5-10-1997; b. 1899; TS; OC) “Matilda, Lobe. d. 5-10-97; b. 9-25-1899, Russia; Spouse: Divorced; Father: Christoph Frieske; Mother: Wilhelmina U.; Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health Death and Burial Permit) 

 “Funeral services for Matilda (Tillie) Lobe, a long-time resident of the Odessa area, were held on Wednesday, May 14, at the Heritage United Church of Christ Sanctuary in Odessa. Mrs. Lobe, who was 97 years old, died on Saturday, May 10, 1997. She was born on Sept 25, 1899, in Bessarabia, Russia, the daughter of Christoph and Wilhelmina Frieske. At an early age, she came to the United States with her parents, who settled in Odessa. She was a member of the Heritage UCC. She was a homemaker. She is survived by a son, Leonard Lobe, of Odessa; a daughter, Bernice Melcher, and her husband, Kenneth, of Odessa; eight grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by two sons, Harold and Clinton, two daughters, Alma and Doris; one great grandchild, and five brothers and sisters.  The Rev Larry Pierson officiated at the funeral. Interment was at the Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: May 1997)

Lobe, Nathaniel,   (d. 1976; b. 1895; TS; OC)  “Nathaniel Lobe. d. 6-29-76; b. 11-26-1895, Russia; Spouse: Barbara Uhrich; Father: Gottlieb Lobe; Mother: Wilhemina Groz; Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health)  “Funeral services for Nathaniel Lobe, who died here on Tuesday will be held this afternoon (Thursday) from the UCC, Rev Albert Hausauer officiating. Burial will be in the Odessa Cemetery. Obituary detail will follow next week.” (Odessa Record: 7-01-1976)  “Nathaniel Lobe died early Tuesday morning, June 29, (1976), in Memorial Hospital at the age of 80 years, 7 months and 3 days. He was one of seven children of Gottlieb Lobe and his wife Wilhelmina Grosz. He was born on Nov 26, 1895 in Kulm, South Russia. He came with his parents to the United States in 1898. His parents lived near Ritzville awhile and then moved to farm southwest of Odessa. On March 11, 1917 he was united in marriage to Barbara Uhrich. The couple had eleven children, two of whom died in infancy. The young couple lived with his mother for several years. After that they secured the Schaal farm where they lived until they retired to Odessa in 1950. The last three and one half years he spent in the local nursing home. Besides the two children that died in their infancy, his parents, two sons, one daughter-in-law and one son-in-law preceded him in death. The deceased was a member of the UCC of Odessa. Nath is survived by his wife, Barbara Lobe, at the family home; four sons: Edwin Lobe of Odessa, Irvin Lobe of Wichita, KS; Eugene Lobe of Odessa and Don Lobe of Moses Lake; three daughters: Mrs. Ednas Jones of Moses Lake; Helen (Mrs. Mason Thaut) of Snohomish; and Babs (Mrs. Bobby Schell) of Ritzville; one sister: Mrs. Mary Speck of Odessa; 34 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 1, 1976 at the UCC in Odessa with the Rev Albert Hausauer officiating. Sacred selections were ‘When the Roll is Called Up Yonder’ and ‘In The Garden’. The congregation sang ‘My Faith Looks Up To Thee’. Mrs. Wilma Schmidt was organist and Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Cook sang. Concluding services and vault interment were at the Odessa Cemetery, Strate Funeral Home in charge. Casket bearers were Albert Haase, Leonard Lobe, Ernest Haase, Donald Haase, Kenneth Melcher and Gordon Kiesz.  Honorary casket bearers were William Wenz, Julius Winter, Alex Cook, Richard Voise, Herbert Haase, Rudolph Raugust, Richard Haase, Carl Dammel, Eugene Raugust, Laurin Pfeifer and Jerry Schafer.” (Odessa Record: 7-08-1976)

Lobe, Nikki Lea,   (added) “Nikki Lea Lobe. Died: 10-05-1953; Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health, burial permit)

Lobe, Peggy Ann,   (d. 1951; b. 1951; TS; OC) “Peggy Ann Lobe. d. 4-26-51. Stillbirth. Father: Harold Victor Lobe; Mother: Margaret Doris Sonneson; Buried: Odessa Cemetery.” (Lincoln Co Health) “Peggy Ann Lobe, stillborn daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lobe, was buried Saturday afternoon, following private funeral services at the Strate chapel. In addition to her parents she is survived by a brother, Allen Ray, and sister, Linda Kay, her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Iver Sonneson of Duluth, MN, and her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John G Lobe of Odessa.”  (Odessa Record: 5-03-1951)

Lobe, Peggy Ann,   “Peggy Ann Lobe.  d. 7-30-49; b. 7-30-49, Wilbur. Infant. Father: Clarence Eugene Lobe; Mother: Ruth Aurelia Fisk; Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health, death and birth cards)  “Peggy Ann Lobe, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lobe, who died at Wilbur about 2 ½ hours after birth, was buried in the Odessa Cemetery on Sunday afternoon.” (Odessa Record: 8-04-1949) 

Lobe, Ruth,  (d. 1928; b. 1928; TS; OC) 

Lobe, Ruth,  (d. 1993, see Lydia Ruth Lobe)

Lobe, Solomon,  (added) Solomon Lobe, an early-day resident of this area, died Sept 19 in St Paul, MN, and was buried last week at Olympia. He farmed near Odessa before moving to Olympia many years ago. The Lobes’ had visited in Odessa recently while enroute to visit in the mid-west. He died while changing trains in the depot at St Paul. Solomon Lobe was born Nov 1, 1891 in Kulm, Russia. Funeral services were held in Olympia Wed., Sept 23,, with the Rev Dave Carlson, minister of the Assembly of God preaching. Pallbearers were Reinhart Kanzler, Christ Flaig, Rudolph Spies, Charles Vernon, Fred Roloff and Albert Spies. Attending the service from this area were Mr. and Mrs. Con Schauerman, Mr. and Mrs. John Lobe and Carl Dammel, Mrs Emil Gust, Ritzville, Mrs. Vernon Gillis, Washtucna, Mr .and Mrs. Otto Lobe, and Mrs. Ida Stelzer, Lind.” (Odessa Record: 10-01-1964)

Lobe, Steven,  (added) d. 11-05-2004 obit “Steven J. Lobe died Friday, Nov 5, 2004, in his home in Odessa. He was 49 years old.  He was born Sept 6, 1955, in Spokane, the son of John and Julia (Burwell) Lobe. Steve grew up in Odessa and graduated from Odessa High School in 1975. He moved to Wenatchee after high school, living there for several years, then returning to Odessa where he remained until his death. He was preceded in death by his parents and half brothers Harold and Leonard and half sister Doris. Survivors include half sister Bernice Melcher and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Graveside inurnment was held on Wednesday, Nov 17, at Odessa Cemetery followed by a memorial service at Zion Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Odessa. Strate Funeral Home was in charge.” (Odessa Record: 11-18-2004)

Lobe, Viola (Zeiler),   “Viola (Zeiler) Lobe, a lifetime resident of Odessa, died Sept 21, 2002. She was 80 years old. She was born Nov 7, 1921, in Ritzville, the daughter of Jacob and Katherine (Schaub) Zeiler. She married Leo Lobe on June 11, 1941. Together they had three children. Vi worked at many jobs in her lifetime, and was very devoted to anything that she did. She was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church and the Ladies Auxiliary. She loved to cook, bake, garden and sew.  Vi had been a resident at the Odessa Nursing Home for almost nine years.  She is survived by her son, Neil (and Colleen) Lobe, of Odessa, and daughters: Lynette (and Les) Wolff, of Mica, and Kathy Andres, of Walla Walla; six grandchildren, Landon Lobe, Juanita Wolff, Rod Wolff, Kristi Forbes, Denise Macy and Jeff Andrews; 5 great grandchildren…; three brothers, Don Zeiler, of Odessa; Vernie Zeiler, of Kennewick, and Fred Zeiler of Vancouver, WA; and one sister, Alma Lesser, of Newport.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, granddaughter Penny and 7 brothers and two sisters. AS per her request, a private family graveside service was held Wednesday Sept 25 at Odessa Cemetery. Services were directed by Strate Funeral Home.” (Odessa Record: 2002)

Lobe, Wilhelmina Grosz,   (d. 4-01-1947; b. 1-18-1865; TS; OC; Strates)  “Wilhelmina Lobe.  Died: 4-01-1947; Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health, burial permit) “Wilhelmina Lobe. Birth: 18 Jan 1865. Died: 31 March 1947.” (Congregational Church ledger by Eslinger) “Wilhelmina Lobe. Residence: Odessa, WA. Place of Death: Ritzville Hospital. Birth: Jan 18, 1865. Died: 4-01-1947. Age: 82 yrs 2 mos 10 days. Female, single, white, housewife. Born: Russia. Father: (not shown). Mother: Wilhelmina Grosz, born Russia. Physician: Dr Lindsay. Burial: Odessa Cemetery on 4-04-1947. Funeral: Eng. Cong. Church at 2 p.m.” (Mortuary Ledger) “Funeral services for Mrs. Wilhelmina Lobe, 82, will be held at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon from the English Congregational Church , the Rev E. J. Eslinger of the UCC officiating. Burial will be in the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home. Mrs. Lobe died at the Ritzville hospital on Tuesday morning, after eight days there. Born in Kulm, Russia, Jan 18, 1865, she grew to womanhood there. In 1885 she was united in marriage to Gottlieb Lobe, who died in August 1914. Mr. and Mrs. Lobe and family came to America in 1898, locating southwest of Ritzville for two years, then moving to the Batum area. In 1919 Mrs. Lobe moved to Odessa to make her home. Survivors include two sons, John G Lobe and Nath. Lobe, both of Odessa; two daughters, Mrs. Ed Radach, Dryden, and Mrs. John Speck, Odessa; two stepchildren, Gust Lobe, Wenatchee, and Mrs. Amelia Derr, Ritzville; 23 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 4-03-1947)

Loeffelbein, Christina, (added) d. Dec 31, 1934 obit; w/o Johannes  “Funeral services are being held at the Pilgrim Congregational church this afternoon for Mrs. Christina Loeffelbein, 86, one of Odessa’s earliest pioneers, who died at the home of a son at Cashmere on Monday morning.  Mrs. Loeffelbein was born in Russia, married there and came to America with her husband and family in 1888, locating for a month at Ritzville and then in the Odessa region, where she lived until three years ago, when she moved to Cashmere to make her home with a son, A L Loeffelbein. Her husband preceded her in death, dying in 1915. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Fred Rieker, Ritzville; and four sons, August, Odessa; Alfred L., Cashmere; J. B., Odessa; and Reinhold, Olympia. The funeral services are being conducted by the Rev J. C. Schwabenland, with Fred Weishaar, Jacob Suchland, John Cook, Emanuel Salo, Henry Schmidt, and Jacob Jeske as pallbearers.” (Odessa Record: 1-04-1935) “Christina Loeffelbein, residence: Alberta St, Cashmere, WA. Female, white, widow, housekeeper. Birth: Feb 1848; Age 86 yrs 10 months; Birthplace: Russia; Father: Dan Rader b. Russia; Mother: not known, b. Russia; Informant: A L Loeffelbein, Cashmere, WA. Death: Dec 31, 1934, 5 p.m. County of Chelan, Town of Cashmere, Dist #3; Cause: Infirmities of old age; Contributory: arterosclerosis; Burial: Odessa, WA, Jan 3, 1935. Undertaker: John Kuelbs, Cashmere, WA. Physician: C. E. Powers, Cashmere, WA.” (WA State Board of Health, Certificate of Death)

Loeffelbein, Emma,  (d. 1967; b. 1899; TS; OC)

Loeffelbein, Jacob Fredrich,  (d. 5-15-1907; b. 12-19-1887; TS; OC)

Loeffelbein, Johannes,  (d. 7-11-1915; b. 10-02-1844; TS; OC; DC; Cong) “Loeffelbein, Johanea.  Birth: 2 Oct 1844, Beresina, SR.  Died: 11 July 1915, Odessa, aged 70 yr 9 mos 9 days; Leine Frau, 6 kinder, 17 enkel kinder, 1 urenkel, 6 geschwister; Buried: 13 July 1915, Odessa.” (Odessa Congregational Death ledger, cemetery not specified) “Johan Loffelbein. Male, white, married. Birth: 2 Oktober 1844, Russia.  Age: 7_ yrs 9 mos 9 days. Father: _ Loffelbein born Russia; Mother: - born Russia; Informant: J. B. Loffelbein.  Death: 7-11-1915, Odessa, Lincoln County, WA. Cause: Cancer of stomach, duration of 2 yrs. H. Mitchell, MD, Odessa, WA. Burial: Odessa, WA.” (WA State Register of Death; ‘Odessa’ was printed in probably at a later date, remainder of certificate was script, no research was done to determine if the original at the state level shows a place of burial). “Johannes Leffelbein, well known resident of the Odessa country, died at his home in Odessa last Sunday afternoon following an illness of seven weeks with cancer of the stomach. The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the German Congregational Church conducted by the pastor, Rev Albert Reimann. Interment was made in Odessa Cemetery. Deceased was aged 70 years, 9 months and 9 days at the time of death. He was born in Beresena, South Russia in 1844 and came to Odessa in 1898. He is survived by his wife, 4 sisters, 4 brothers and 6 children, August, Alfred, John, Reinhold, Mrs Carolina Kuhn of Ritzville and Mrs Regina Haase of Ritzville.” (Odessa Record: 7-16-1915)

Loeffelbein, John B.,   (d. 1958; b. 1885; TS; OC) “Funeral services were held from the United Congregational Church on Tuesday afternoon for John B Loeffelbein, 73, who died Thursday at Spokane. He had moved there for care a short time ago. Rev H. G. Pfeiff officiated. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery under direction of the Strate Funeral Home. His death was the second brother in two weeks, Albert Loeffelbein, 77, was buried at Cashmere on the Wednesday before.  John B. Loeffelbein was born in Kulm, Russia, Jan 8, 1885. At the age of 13 he immigrated with his parents to the United States, coming to Odessa where he resided the past 60 years. He was engaged in farming until  he retired some years ago. He was married in Odessa to Rosie Foos in 1905. She died in 1933. Two sons and one daughter were born to this union. Mr. Loeffelbein was married the second time in 1935, to Emma Hirschel of Odessa, who survives him. Last Thursday, after suffering a stroke, he passed away.  Survivors include his widow, at the home; two sons, Oscar of Harrington, Lawrence of Billings, MT, one daughter, Katie Doering, Spokane; three grandchildren and one brother, Reinhold Leffelbein, Olympia.” (Odessa Record: 11-28-1958; Beck data collection cards)

Loeffelbein, Leona L.,  d/o R.  (d. 3-13-17; b. 11-05-15; TS; OC; DC; Cong; obit) “Loeffelbein, Leona Lydia.  Birth: 5 Nov 1915; Died: 13 March 1917, age 1 yr; pneumonia; Parents; Reinhold and Frau; Buried: 15 March 1916.” (Odessa Congregational Funeral Ledger; burial location not given)  “Leona L. Loeffelbein. Female, white, single. Birth: 11-05-1915, WA. Age: 1 yr 4 mos 5 days.  Father: Reinhold Loffelbein born Russia. Mother: Katie Deeg, born Russia. Informant: father, Odessa, WA.  Death: 3-13-1917 at 8:30 p.m. at Dist #6, Odessa, Lincoln Co, WA.  Cause: pneumonia and congestion of both lungs. Contributory: Measles. H Mitchell, MD, Odessa, WA. Burial: Odessa, WA. on 3-15-1917” (WA State Register of Death) “Leona Loeffelbein, the 11 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Loeffelbein, died Tuesday night after a month’s illness.  The little one was attacked by measles which was followed with congestion of the lungs and pneumonia. Funeral services were held at the home at 1 p.m. yesterday and afterwards at the Pilgrim Congregational church, Rev Essig officiating. The remains were interred in the Odessa Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 3-16-1917)

Loeffelbein, Richard,   (d. 1934; b. 1930; TS; OC)

Loeffelbein, Rosa,   (d. 11-08-1933; b. 3-04-1888; w/o John B; TS; OC; Cong. Strates; obit) “Mrs. Rosa Loeffelbein, 45, pioneer resident of the Odessa District, died at the family home southwest of Odessa on Wednesday, after an illness of long standing. Funeral services will be held from the Pilgrim Congregational church on Sunday afternoon, the service starting at 1:30. Interment is to be made in the Odessa Cemetery. Mrs. Loeffelbein was born in South Russia, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Foos. She came to this region in 1901, where she has made her home since.  Survivors include her husband, J. B. Loeffelbein; two sons, Oscar, at Harrington, and Lawrence, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Katie Doering, Rocklyn; three sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Loeffelbein, Cashmere; Mrs. Bertha Eslinger, Medicine Hat, Canada; Mrs. Katie Flagg, Kincort, Canada; two brothers: Fred Foos, Kincort, and John Foos, Medicine Hat; her father, Fred Foos, Kincort.” (Odessa Record: 11-10-1933) “Rosa Loeffelbein. Birth: 24 March 1888.  Died: 8 Nov 1933, Odessa. Burial: Odessa. Age: 45 yrs 7 mos 14 days. Gatte, 2 son, 1 tochter vater, 3 schwester, 2 bruder.” (Congregational Church Ledger by Rev Schwabenland) “Mrs. Rossa Loeffelbein. Death: Nov 8, 1933, 2:40 p.m., 7 miles SW of Odessa. Housewife. Informant: John B. Loeffelbein of Odessa, WA. Birth: March 4, 1888, South Russia. Age: 45 yrs 7 mos 4 days. Father: Fred Foos born Russia. Mother: Rossa Pipley born Russia. Residence: 7 mi. SW of Odessa, 32 years. Previous residence: Russia. Physician: Dr L. J. Bonney. Leaves husband: John B. at home.  Other relatives: 2 sons (Oscar at Harrington and Lawrence at home), 1 daughter, Mrs. Katie Doering, of Rocklyn, WA; 3 sisters: Mrs. Lizzie Loeffelbein of Cashmere, WA.; Mrs. Bertha Eslinger of Medicine Hat, Canada; and Mrs. Katie Flaig of Kincort, Canada; 2 brothers: Fred Foos, Kincort, Canada; John Foos, Medicine Hat, Canada; Father: Fred Foos, Kincort, Canada. Physical: Dark brown hair, 4 ft 8 in; 125 lbs.; Funeral: Pilgrim Cong. Church, Odessa, Sunday, Nov 12, 1933, 1:30 p.m.; Member: Congregational Church. Casket Open at Service.” (Mortuary Ledger)

Logsdon, Madge Dolorous,  (d. 11-21-1902; 4 mos 15 dy; TS; OC; Obit) “During the past week death has entered into the home of another Odessa family and taken from it a sweet little child, which, during its short life, had grown dear to the members of that household. Last Friday evening Mr & Mrs Fieldon Logsdon were called upon to mourn the death of their infant daughter, Madge Dorothy, who came to brighten their home on July 6th last. The little one had been sick for over three weeks, with pneumonia, and when the end came it was not unexpected. Funeral services were held at the church Sunday morning, conducted by Rev A A Powers of Harrington, and the remains were taken to the Lamona Cemetery for interment. Mr .& Mrs .Logsdon have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement.”  (Nov 28, 1902-Odessa Record)

Low, Christopher Columbus,   (d. 10-01-1946; b. 11-17-1872; h/o Mary A.; TS; OC; Strates) “Christopher Columbus Low. Residence; Odessa, WA.  Birth: 11-1701872, Chairfield, Maine. Death: 10-01-1946, at home, Odessa, WA. Age: 73 yrs 11 mos 14 days. Husband of Mary Alice Low, age 73. Male, white, married, retired farmer. Father: Columbus Low; Mother: Mary Carter.  Physician: L. J. Bonney, Odessa. Funeral: English Congregational Church, Thursday, 2 p.m.  Rev M. J Galle. Interment: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA, 10-03-1946.” (Mortuary Ledger) “Funeral services are being held this afternoon from the English Congregational church for Christopher C Low, 73, one of the earliest residents of this area, who died early Tuesday morning after an illness of nine months. The Rev M. J. Galle is officiating with burial in the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home. Born at Cherrfield, Maine, Nov 17, 1872, Mr. Low came to Washington with his parents as a boy of nine years of age, while this area was principally a cattle country. He followed this work and on Dec 28, 1892, he was married to Alice Durland at Ritzville. They took up a homestead in the south area and lived on the Low ranch near Black Rock until 1942, when they moved to the town of Odessa to make their home. Mr. Low ahs been ill for the past nine months and sought relief at various places including a stay in the hospital at Lewiston, Idaho. Survivors include his wife, Mary Alice Low, at the home; one daughter, Mrs. Edith Miller, Lewiston; one son, Adrian F. Low, Yuba City, CA; 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Four brothers, Harry, in Canada; Alvie, Addy, Wash.; Benjamin, Snohomish; Frank, Seattle; four sisters, Mrs. Minnie Milton, Everett; Mrs. Eina Morris, Valley; Mrs. Bessie Long, Walla Walla; and Mrs. Lilly Donell, Everett.” (Odessa Record: 10-03-1946)

Low, Mary Alice,  w/o Christ  (d. ?; fun: 7-07-47; b. 7-24-1873; TS; OC; Strates)  “Mary Alice Low.  Residence: Odessa, WA. Died: at home in Odessa, aged 73 years 11 mos 7 days. Birth: July 24, 1873, Sergrenise, Iowa. Female, white, widowed, housewife. Father: Durland, born PA; Mother: Rebecca Cleary, born unknown. Cause of death: found dead. Physician: Dr Poynter, Davenport.  Funeral Service at parlor, 2 p.m., July 7, 1947; Burial: July 7, 1947, Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Mortuary Ledger) “Mr. and Mrs. Al Wagner found Mrs. C. C. Low dead in her home Friday evening, when they were making a call to check on her welfare. She had apparently been dead three days, it was decided by Dep. Sheriff Charles E. McCaffery and Dr J. P. Paynter, county physician, who were called. They pronounced death due to natural causes. On Wednesday John W. Els had called at the home, bringing her mail. She was apparently asleep on  a davenport there, so he did not disturb her. She was found on the davenport, so it is believed she was dead at that time. On the Friday previous she had a dinner guest at the Wagner home and apparently in good health. Mrs. Low was one of the early pioneers of the area. Born, Mary Alice Durland, at Segourney, Iowa, July 24, 1873, she came to this area with her family and on Dec 28, 1892, was married at Ritzville to C C Low. Mr. Low died on Oct 1, 1946. The family homesteaded near Black Rock Lake and during the intervening years made their home at the ranch, occasionally leaving to make their home elsewhere, including a time at Palouse, Wash.  In 1942 they retired to Odessa, where they made their home since. Funeral services were held from the Strate Funeral Home on Monday, at high noon, the Rev M. J. Galle officiating, with burial in the Odessa Cemetery under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home. Pallbearers included Emanuel Salo, Leroy Mills, J. B. Odell, J. C. Jantz, Alfred Luiten and the Rev C. Peters. Survivors include two children, a daughter, Mrs. Edith Miller, Lewiston, Idaho; and a son, Adrian F. Low, Yuba City, CA, two grandchildren, Lloyd Finney, Spokane, and Mrs. John W. Els of Odessa, and two great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 7-10-1947)


Odessa City Cemetery Obituaries, Odessa, Washington,  submitted 

to the WAGenweb March 2006 by Marge Womach

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