Odessa City Cemetery 


                                                                                        Obituaries submitted by Marge Womach



Page Schau through Scheller


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.


Schauerman, Anna Margaret,  (d. 11-26-1932; b. 11-25-1886; w/o Con; TS; OC; dc; Strates) “Anna Margaret Schauerman.  Died: 26 Nov 1932, Odessa, WA.  Birth: 25 Nov 1886, Frank, Russia;  Spouse: Conrad Schauerman.  Mother: Katherine M. Herch, born Russia;  Father: George Eisenach born Russia. Burial: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) “Schauermann, Frau Con, nee Anna Mary Eismach. Age 46 yrs 0 mos 1 day. Dated: Nov 29, 1932. Burial: Odessa.” (St Mathews Congregational Church ledger) “Living one day past her forty-sixth birthday, Mrs. Anna Margaret Schauerman passed away Nov 26, at the family home here, after a few weeks of illness. Mrs. Schauerman had lived in Odessa for 16 years, coming here from Grand Junction, Colorado. She was born in Frank, Russia, where she met and married Conrad Schauerman, later coming to America to make her home. Survivors include the husband, Conrad, seven daughters, the Misses Lena, Helen, Martha, Rose Marie, Lauretta and Ruth Schauerman, and Mrs. Tony Nichols, all of Odessa; one sister, Mrs. Marie K Schwindt of Lincoln, NE, and one brother, George Eisenack, Los Angeles, CA.  Although Mrs. Schauerman had been ill for the past few weeks, her passing came unexpectedly. On Friday evening she had been taken seriously ill and she failed to rally, her death following within 24 hours. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon from the St Matthews Congregational church, with the Rev Paul Kalmbach, assisted by the Rev G Graedel, officiating. An overflow crowd taxed the seating capacity of the church. Pallbearers included Henry and Con Walters, Adam Libsack, H. H. Scheller, H. B. Schafer and August Loeffelbein. Many beautiful floral tributes were sent to the funeral by friends of the deceased. Interment was made in the Odessa Cemetery, with H. H. Strate in charge of funeral services.” (Odessa Record: 12-02-1932)

Schauerman, Arthur H.,   (d. 2000; b. 1918; TS; OC; obit)  “A memorial service for Arthur Schauerman will be held today (Thursday, Nov 16) at 11 a.m. from the Heritage Church in Odessa. Mr. Schauerman died Saturday, Nov 11, 2000, at his home in Odessa. He was 82 years old. He was born in Odessa March 24, 1918, the son of Jacob and Katherine (Pister) Schauerman. Art attended school in Odessa and after the 10th grade began working with his father and uncle, Conrad Schauerman, in construction.  In the late 1930s, Art joined the Civilian Conservation Corps. He loved the work of the corpsmen, and could spend his days outside in the forests, clearing trails and erecting picnic tables and benches and camping facilities in the northern part of Lincoln County.  When WW II began, Art joined the US Army. He served overseas in the Philippines, where he was on the staff of a military hospital.  He married Elaine Diefe in Odessa on Dec 7, 1942. After the war, Art and Elaine lived in Odessa. Because of an injury to his hand earlier in life, Art could no longer work in construction. He was employed by the Odessa School District for more than 30 years. It was Art who people would call when someone needed to get into the school to retrieve forgotten homework or a lost coat at any time of day or night. Art’s love for the outdoors led him to hunting and fishing. He was an excellent marksman and an outstanding fly caster. Art and Elaine began golfing in the mid-1960s. They both were avid golfers. Art continued to golf up until he turned 80 years old. When his health prevented him from doing so, he turned to gardening, raising Peace roses and vegetables, and beekeeping. Art had been a member of the Heritage Church and Odessa Men’s Golf Association. He is survived by his children Amy Jo and husband Dwayne Giese, of Renton, WA; Terri and husband Kerry Schanzenback, of Spokane, and Kim Schauerman, of Odessa; 5 grandchildren: Tammy Giese, of Seattle; Lora Giese, of Miami, FL; Jamie Giese, of Renton; Sandy Otis of Kennewick; and Kristi Abbott, of Davenport; 8 great grandchildren; and one brother, Mel Schauerman, of Odessa; three sisters: Alma Fulford, of Redmond, WA; Eleanor Sackmann, of Yakima; and Harriott Kaufman, of Tacoma. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Elaine, a grandson, two brothers and three sisters.  Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Odessa Cemetery Chapel. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: Nov 2000)  

Schauerman, Conrad,   (d. 1967; b. 1890; TS; OC; dc) “Conrad Schauerman.  Died: 7-11-1967.  Birth: 10-12-1890, Russia. Married.  Father: unknown; Mother: unknown. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card)

Schauerman, Donna L.,   (d. 1970; b. 1944; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services for Donna Schauerman, who died at Spokane on May 22nd at the age of 26, were held here Tuesday, May 26.  The final rites were conducted by Dr  John A. Birchard at the English Congregational church.  Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery. Donna Lodine Schauerman was born to Ted and Elsie Schauerman in Portland, Oregon, Feb 13, 1944. She died unexpectedly May 22, 1970, while hospitalized in Spokane. Her residence was at West 217 3rd.  Miss Schauerman was baptized May 7, 1944, at Zion Congregational Church in Portland; confirmed June 1, 1958, at United Congregational Church, Odessa; and was a member of the English Congregational Church here.  She graduated from Odessa high school in 1962 and was a graduate of Kinman Business University, Spokane. She was working for Snyder’s Beauty Supply in that city. Survivors, besides her mother and father, are one brother, Kenneth Schauerman, Moses Lake, and her grandmother, Mrs. G. B. Kaiser, Spokane.” (Odessa Record: 4 June 1970)

Schauerman, Dorothy J.,  ‘Dottie’ (added) d. Jan 20, 2003 obit “A memorial service for Dorothy J. ‘Dottie’ Schauerman was held on Friday, Jan 24, at the Heritage Church in Odessa. Mrs. Schauerman, who was 76 years old, died Monday, Jan 20, 2003, in Spokane. She was born Jan 17, 1927, in Davenport, the daughter of Ernest and June (Huffman) Wilke. She was graduated from Davenport High School. On May 28, 1951, she married Melvin Schauerman, in Coeur d’Alene. The couple lived in Odessa and raised their family there. Dottie, as she was known to almost everyone, was a community leader, who served for 2 ½ years as Mayor of Odessa. Before that, she had been town clerk/treasurer for 27 years. She was a past president of WA State City clerks Assn. In 1984, she became the first woman president of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce. She was a longtime member of the Heritage Church and a member of the Royal Neighbors. Dottie and Mel were actively involved in Odessa’s Deutschesfest from its inception and were founders of the annual Friday Deutschesfest Bake Sale.  She was preceded in death by her husband Mel in 2002, her parents and one brother John (Jack) Wilke.  She is survived by one son, Mike (and Terry) Schauerman, of Sacheen Lake, WA, and one daughter, Nancy (and Lamont) Glines of Odessa; 5 grandchildren, ..., 4 great grandchildren; 4 brothers, James Wilke, of Davenport, Gerald Wilke, of Davenport, Charles Wilke, of Spokane, and Wendel Wilke, of Lacey, WA; and one sister, Lynn Hein, of Davenport. Pastor Larry Snyder officiated at the memorial service. Interment was at Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 1-30-2003)

Schauerman, Elaine Doris Deife,   (d. 1978; b. 1924; TS; OC; dc) “Elaine Doris Schauerman.  Died: 4-26-1978.  Birth: 1-16-1924.  Spouse: Arthur Schauerman.  Father: Fred Deife.  Mother: Leontina Stoller.  Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) “Elaine Doris Schauerman was born Jan 16, 1924 on the family farm north of Odessa, the daughter of Fred and Leontina (Stroller) Deife. She attended grade school in Marlin. She was a graduate of the Odessa High School. During her high school years she was active in the Pilgrim Congregational Church as a pianist and organist. Following graduation, she worked in Spokane for about two years. On Dec 7, 1942 she was married to Arthur Schauerman in the Pilgrim Church by the Rev Albert Hausauer. Elaine continued to serve her church for a time with her musical abilities. She worked for the Keller Drug in Odessa for about 15 years before she became ill. She served as a Girl Scout Leader for a time and was a charter member of the Women’s Golf Association in Odessa. She was a member of the UCC. After several years of enduring and suffering from a terminal illness, Elaine passed away on April 26, 1978 at the Odessa Memorial Hospital at the age of 54 years, 3 months and 9 days. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Velmer Deife.  Those who remain to mourn her passing are her husband, Art; a son, Kim of the family home; two daughters: Amy Jo, Mrs. Dwayne Giese of Portland, OR; and Teri, Mrs. Lowell Reese of Odessa; 3 sisters: Mrs Alma Johnson of Spokane; Mr. Mildred Thompson and Mrs. Norma Campbell, both of Tulsa, OK; 5 granddaughters; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the United Congregational Church in Odessa on Friday, Apr 28 at 10 a.m. with Rev Everett E. Schoessler officiating. Burial was in Odessa Cemetery with the Strate Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 5-04-1978)

Schauerman, Elsie L.,   (d. 2002; b. 1917; TS; OC)

Schauerman, Jacob,   (d. 1956; b. 1888; TS; OC; obit)  “Funeral services were held form the United Congregational church on Tuesday afternoon for Jacob Schauerman, 67, who died Saturday at a Spokane hospital. The Rev E. G. Klein officiated, with burial in the Odessa Cemetery. The Strate Funeral Home had charge. Pallbearers included Henry Walter, Robert Hoefel, H. P. Wacker, H. B. Schafer, J. B. Leffelbein and H. G. Gettman.  Born in Russia, July 30, 1888, Mr. Schauerman grew to manhood there, and on May 5, 1909, was married to Miss Katie Piester, leaving the same day in company with his younger brother and his wife, for America.  The Conrad Schauermans had been married in January of that year.  The brothers went to Fruit, Colorado, and the Jacob Schauerman family moved to Odessa in 1914, the Conrad Schauerman family coming in 1915. In Colorado, they followed ranch work and here joined the crew of the Eckhardt construction company.  In 1920 the brothers joined forces to construct the Amen home as a separate venture, then for many years alternated between working for themselves and the Eckhardt firm. In time, they were partners in their own firm, Schauerman Brothers, now operated by some of the Jacob Schauerman sons. Both brothers had withdrawn form active work with the firm. Survivors include four sons, Reuben Schauerman, Seattle; Ted, Arthur and Melvin Schauerman, Odessa; 5 daughters, Mrs. Esther Schmauder, Odessa; Mrs. Evelyn Ottmar, Davenport, .....” (incomplete obit: Odessa Record: 5-03-1956) 

Schauerman, Katherine Margaret Pister,   (d. 8-31-1948; b. 8-07-1891; w/o Jacob; TS; OC; Strates; Cong) “Kathrina M. Schauerman. Birth: 7 Aug 1891. Died: 31 Aug 1948” (Congregational Church ledger by Eslinger) “Katherine Margret Schauerman. Residence: Odessa, WA. Place of death: Sacred Heart. Wife of Jacob. Birth: Aug 7, 1891. Death: 8-31-1948. Age 57 yrs. Father: John Pister born Russia. Mother: Dilter, born Russia. Physician: C. M. Anderson of Spokane. Burial: Odessa Cemetery, Grave 13 Row 3. Funeral: United Church at 2 p.m. Interment: 9-03-1948” (Mortuary Ledger) “Funeral services have been set for Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the United Congregational Church for Mrs. Jacob Schauerman, 57, who died at Sacred Heart hospital at Spokane on Tuesday. She had been hospitalized 14 days. The Rev E. J. Eslinger will officiate, with burial in the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home. Death came as a surprise, as Mrs. Schauerman had appeared to be gaining strength. Her children, who had  been home during her illness, had returned home during the early part of this week, only to be recalled by her death. Katherine Margaret Pister was born in Frank, Russia, August 7, 1891, grew to womanhood there and was married on May 2, 1909, to Jacob Schauerman, leaving Russia three days later to come to America, landing here in July. The family lived for five years at Fruita, Colo., and then came to Odessa, where they have lived since.  Survivors include her husband, Jacob, at the home; four sons, Reuben, Seattle; Ted, Arthur and Melvin, Odessa; five daughters, Mrs. Esther Schmauder, Odessa; Mrs. Evelyn Ottmar, Davenport; Miss Alma Schauerman and Mrs. Eleanor Sackmann, Seattle, and Mrs. Harriet Huppert, Tacoma, and 12 grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 9-02-1948)

Schauerman, Kim,  (added: 2005) “Kim Schauerman died on Wednesday, Oct 25, at his home. He was 51 years old. The son of Art and Elaine (Deife) Schauerman, he was born on Jan 30, 1954, in Odessa.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoyed playing poker with the boys and making sausage. He was a member of the Odessa Gun Club and a member of the Heritage Church. He is survived by two sisters, Amy Jo (Dwayne) Giese, of Renton, WA, and Terri (Kerry) Schanzenbach, of Spokane; five nieces, Tammy Giese, Lora Giese, Jamie Fukofuka, Sandy Otis and Kristi Abbot; three aunts, Alma Fulford, of Redmond, Eleanor Sackmann of Yakima, and Harriet Kaufmann, of Tacoma. He was preceded in death by his parents, Art and Elaine Schauerman. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct 31, at the Heritage Church in Odessa, with Pastor Larry Snyder officiating. Interment followed at the Odessa Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 11-03-2005)

Schauerman, Mel,   (d. 10-04-2002; b. 1-26-1925; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services for Melvin W. Schauerman were held on Wednesday, Oct 9, at Heritage Church in Odessa. Mr. Schauerman, a lifelong Odessa resident, died Friday, Oct 4, 2002, in Odessa. He was 77 years old. Pastor Larry Snyder officiated at the concluding services, and interment was at the Odessa Cemetery. A complete obituary will be published next week.” (Odessa Record-Oct 10, 2002)“Funeral services for Melvin W. Schauerman were held on Wednesday, Oct 9, at Heritage Church in Odessa. Mr. Schauerman, a lifelong Odessa resident, died Friday, Oct 4, 2002, in Odessa. He was 77 years old. Melvin was born Jan 26, 1925, to Jacob and Katherine (Pister) Schauerman. He attended school in Odessa. Melvin was a member of the US Army, serving during WW II in the European Theater in the Third Army under General George Patton. On May 28, 1951, he married Dorothy June Wilke in Coeur d’Alene. He was a retired postmaster in Odessa and also retired from the Odessa Volunteer Fire Dept after more than 20 years.  He was an avid golfer, enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He was one of the original organizers of the Odessa Deutschesfest. He is survived by his wife Dorothy at the home; one son Mike (and Terry) Schauerman, of Sasheen Lake, WA; one daughter Nancy (and LaMont) Glines, of Odessa; 5 grandchildren: Mathew Schauerman, Tracy (Schauerman) Kelly, Stephanie (Wendlandt) Alloway, Suzanne Wendlandt, and Grant Glines; four great grandchildren; three sisters, Eleanor Sackmann, of Yakima; Harriet Kaufman of Lakewood, WA; and Alma Fulford, of Redmond, WA, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Pastor Larry Snyder, officiated at the concluding services and interment was at the Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: Oct 2002)

Schauerman, Ruben,    (d. 1977; b. 1912; TS; OC; obit)  “Ruben Schauerman, 65, Des Moines, a former Odessa resident, is presumed dead after the small plane in which he was riding crashed Sunday evening, Aug 21, off Point No Point in Puget Sound, northwest of Seattle.  Ruben was one of four on the plane. They were returning from a fishing trip to Canada. Navy and Coast Guard search efforts have been temporarily suspended because of current high tides, resumption expected after Sept 6.  Born on Oct 19, 1912, in Grand Junction, Colo., he was raised in the Odessa area, moving to Peshastin in the late 1930’s.  He moved to the Seattle area in 1942 and worked as a longshoreman during WW II.  He had since been working for Cam Industries, Inc, of Kent.  Surviving are his wife, Leola, of Des Moines; a daughter, Bonnie Snyder, East Wenatchee; a step-daughter, Deanna Pagadalis, South Seattle; two step-sons, Donald Kirk, Maple Valley, and Raymond Kirk, Des Moines; 18 grandchildren; his sisters, Esther Schmauder, Odessa; and Alma Fulford, Redmond; Harriett Kauffman, Tacoma; Eleanora Sackmann, Yakima; and Evelyn Ottmar, Davenport; and his brothers, Ted, Art and Mel Schauerman, all of Odessa.” (Odessa Record: 9-01-1977) 

 Schauerman, Theodore,   (d. 1996; b. 1915; TS; OC; obit) “Theodore ‘Ted’ Schauerman.—Passed away in Odessa, WA, July 3, 1996. He was born in Odessa on Jan 14, 1915. Ted attended schools in Odessa, graduating from Odessa High school in 1936. He was a member of Heritage UCC. He worked many years in the construction business with his father and uncle, and in later years with his brother Mel, and son, Ken. On June 16, 1940,he was united in marriage to Elsie Lodine Kaiser in an outdoor service at Cheney, WA. Two children were born to this marriage, a son, Ken, and a daughter, Donna. Ted was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and two sisters. His daughter, Donna Lodine Schauerman preceded him in death on May 22, 1970 in Spokane. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elsie Lodine Schauerman, of the home; one son, Ken Schauerman, Moses Lake; daughter-in-law, Karen Wilson, Moses Lake, WA; two brothers, Arthur and Melvin Schauerman of Odessa; 3 sisters, Alma Fulford of Redmond, WA; Eleanor Sackmann of Yakima, WA; and Harriet Kaufmann of Tacoma; grandchildren, Deoni Lockhart and Shantele Lockhart, of Plattsmouth; Ashley Ragan, Jerid Ragan and Colby Ragan, of Othello, an numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., July 9, 1996 with Rev Larry Pierson, officiating. Cremation preceding. Strate Funeral Home in charge.” (scrapbook obit) “He was born in Odessa on Jan 14, 1914, the son of Jacob and Katherine (Pister) Schauerman. He attended Odessa schools, graduating from Odessa High School in 1936. On June 16, 1940, he was married to Elsie Lodine Kaiser in an outdoor ceremony in Cheney. The couple had two children, a son, Ken, and a daughter, Donna. Ted worked for many years in the construction business with his father and uncle, Con Schauerman, who built many of the residences and commercial buildings and grain elevators and warehouses in the Odessa area in the 1940s and 1950s. In later years he was associated with his brother, Mel Schauerman, and son, Ken, in construction. Ted was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and two sisters. His daughter, Donna Lodine Schauerman, preceded him in death on May 22, 1970, in Spokane...” (Odessa Record: 7-11-1996 excerpt)

Scheibner, E. Alfred,   (d. 2-09-1998; b. 10-15-1905; TS; OC; obit; dc) “Alfred E. Scheibner, a long-time resident of Odessa, died Monday, Feb 9, 1998, at Odessa Memorial Hospital. He was 92 years old. He was born on the family farm three miles northwest of Wilbur on Oct 15, 1905, the youngest of five children of Wm F. and Kitty (Sherrod) Scheibner. His parents had come west from Tennessee in a covered wagon in 1887, filing for a homestead near Wilbur the following year. Al attended Wilbur schools, graduating from Wilbur High School in 1923. He attended Washington State College (now Univ.). He later worked at various jobs in Tacoma and in the Palouse and Walla Walla areas, where he worked for farmers. His father also owned a ranch north of Odessa, which Al eventually farmed. He married Ella Praetorius, of Odessa, on Aug 12, 1933, and they enjoyed their life together until Ella’s death in Dec 1990. They retired from the ranch in 1972, building a home in Odessa and traveling extensively throughout the US.  Al was an active member of Odessa Grange #931. He served on the board of directors of the Grange Supply Co of Odessa for 21 years. He spent 17 years on the Lincoln County Planning Commission. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Odessa, where for many years he sang in the choir. He loved every aspect of nature and was an avid gardener, sharing his knowledge and the bounty of his garden with friends and neighbors. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Ray Scheibner and Herbert Scheibner, sisters Cora (Scheibner) King and Nellie Scheibner.  He is survived by numerous nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb 13, at 2 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, with Pastor Scott Jurgens officiating. Interment at Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record-Feb 12, 1998) “Eugene Alfred Scheibner.  Died: Feb 9, 1998. Birth: Oct 15, 1905, Wilbur, WA. Spouse: Widowed, name not given.  Mother: Kitty May Sherrod.  Father: William F. Scheibner. Burial: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card)

Scheibner, Ella M.,  (d. 12-26-1990; b. 9-06-1910; TS; OC; obit) “Ella Praetorius Scheibner of Odessa, born here Sept 6, 1910 at the family home to Henry and Ida Praetorius, passed away Dec 26, 1990 at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane. Baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith, she remained an active member of Christ Lutheran Church throughout her life, singing in the choir for many years.  Mrs. Scheibner graduated from high school here, then attended two terms at Cheney Normal School before beginning nurses training at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane. She left formal education and was married to E. Alfred Scheibner on Aug 12, 1933.  The couple, who had celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary, lived and farmed north of Odessa until their retirement in 1972, when they moved into town. Active in the formation and development of Odessa grange 931, they continued to support their membership, and Mrs. Scheibner was chairman of the Grangers’ booth at Deutsches Fest for 14 years. She was also active in the Alumni Assn of Odessa. Stricken with a sudden illness of Dec 23, she was rushed to Deaconess with an abdominal aneurysm. She died three days later. Preceded in death by her parents, and by four brothers and a sister, Mrs. Scheibner is survived by her husband Al, at the family home; by a brother Henry Praetorius of Lacey; by a sister, Lillie Lanning of Kennewick; and by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral service was held from Christ Lutheran Church on Dec 31, Pastor Daniel Cronrath officiating. Interment followed at the Odessa Cemetery, with arrangements under the direction of Strate Funeral Home. Casket bearers were Bill Hardt, Lee Praetorius, Jack Praetorius, Steven Fink, Alan Voise and Roger Voise.” (Odessa Record-Jan 3, 1991)

Schell, Adolph,   (d. 1992; b. 1897; TS; OC) “A graveside memorial service for Adolph Schell, who came to Odessa at the age of four and grew up on a farm near Ruff, will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, April 10, at Odessa Cemetery.  Mr. Schell, who was 95 years old, died April 3, 1992 at St Joseph Hospital in Lewiston of causes related to age. He was born March 8, 1897 in the German settlement of Freidental, Russia, the son of Julia Becker Schell and Frederick Daniel Schell. When he was four years old, he came with his family to Odessa. When they arrived, they stayed with the Fred Deife family until locating on their homestead, which was southeast of Odessa near Ruff.  Adolph stayed on the family farm until he was 18 years old, when he went to work for Bill and Maggie Lang at Lang’s Grocery and Merchandise in Ruff. He often said: ‘I received my education working three years at Lang’s store.’  When he was 21 years old, he moved to Cashmere, where he was employed. He later worked at an orchard near Yakima, and there he met Kathryn Margarethe Giebelhouse, whom he married in Yakima on August 23, 1919. The couple moved to Portland, where Adolph worked at Libby’s Fur Company. He later opened A Schell Furriers and Cleaners in Portland, remaining in that business for 20 years. In 1945, he and his family moved to a wheat and cattle ranch southwest of Ruff. Several years later, he and his wife retired to a small acreage near Marlin. Kathryn died in Odessa in January 1964.  Adolph married Harriett Louise Sturgill Johnson in February 1967. She died in October 1989. The fifth of 14 children, Adolph had five sisters and eight brothers. Surviving are Theodore Schell and Emile Schell, both of whom live with their families in Prosser.  Adolph and Kathryn were preceded in death by two sons, Bennie Leonard, who died at the age of 18 months, and Raymond Edward, who was 9 years old. Their surviving children are: Kathrine Marie Scheib, Mesa, AZ; Ronald Eugene Schell, Wilson Creek, and Adolph Richard Schell, Clarkston. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Strate Funeral Home will be in charge of interment.” (scrapbook obit) 

Schell, Andrew Daniel, (see Daniel A)

Schell, baby, (see Linda Lee Schell)

Schell, Cecil A.,  (d. 1991; b. 1935; TS; OC; dc)  “Cecil Schell (56).—Passed away Dec 31, 1991, Odessa, WA. His home, Odessa. Survived by his wife, Marjorie Schell, at the home; four children, Rhonda Ostreim, Yakima, WA; Stacey Schoessler, Ritzville, WA; Jason Schell, Yakima, WA; three step-children, Cindy Hemmerling, Monte Vista, CO; Greg Buchmann, Davenport, WA; Scott Buchmann, Odessa, WA; 8 grandchildren; Mother, Irene E Schell, Odessa, WA; several aunts, uncles, cousins, many friends. Preceded in death by father, Daniel A Schell, sister Linda Lee Schell; step-son, Allen Buchmann. Past Manager and 32 year employee of Odessa Union Warehouse, Past Master of Masonic Lodge #156 F&AM, 25 year member of Odessa Volunteer Fire Dept, Past Father Advisor for rainbow Assembly #128, Charter member of Odessa Golf Club, member of Odessa American Legion. Funeral Service, Saturday, Jan 4, 1992 at 11 a.m. Heritage UCC Sanctuary, Odessa, WA. Rev Glenn A. Gettinger, officiating. Burial, Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home, Odessa, WA, in charge.” (scrapbook item) “Cecil Allen Schell.  Died: 12-31-1991.  Birth: 10-03-1935, (Wenatchee) WA.  Spouse: Marjorie Ann Scrupps.  Father: Daniel Andrew Schell.  Mother: Irene Eldora Goetz.  Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card)  

Schell, Charles,   (d. 1977; b. 1893; TS; OC) “In Memory Of Charles (Charlie) Schell.  Born Dec 20, 1893 in Odessa, Russia; Passed Away Sept 29, 1977 in Moses Lake, WA; Funeral Services: Monday, Oct 3, 1977 at 1 p.m. English Congregational Church, Odessa, WA. Rev David Crawford, Officiating. Donna Schafer, Soloist; Ruth Suchland, Organist.  Concluding Services and Vault Interment, Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA. Honorary Bearers: Walt Hoover, Al Kramer, Bob Engle, Dan Spies, Henry Kallenberger. Casket Bearers: Charles Dashiell, Steve Williams, Harvey Schell, Clark Kagele, Gary Wraspir, Ronnie Schell.” (Funeral Program) “Funeral services for Charles (Charlie) Schell were held from the English Congregational church in Odessa on Monday, October 3, at 1 p.m.  He had died here on Sept 29, (1977) at the age of 83. Rev David Crawford, pastor of  the Marlin Presbyterian Church, where he was a member, officiated at the last rites. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery.  Singing ‘Beyond The Sunset’ and ‘How Great Thou Art’ was Donna Schafer. Ruth Suchland was organist at the service.  Pall bearers for the service were Charles Dashiell, Clark Kagele, Steve Williams and Gary Wraspir, all grandsons, Ronnie and Harvey Schell.  Honorary bearers were Al Kramer, Don Spies, Bob Engle, Henry Kallenberger and Walt Hoover.  Charlie Schell was born in Odessa, Russia on Dec 20, 1893. He came to the United States in 1902 and settled with his parents in Ruff. On April 26, 1917 in Spokane he married Lena Seitz. Three daughters were born to this union: Helen, Mrs. Dick Dashiell, Odessa; Betty, Mrs. G. G. Littig, Alexandria, VA; and Darlene, Mrs. Lewis Kagele, Odessa. Other survivors include the widow, at the family home in Odessa; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; 5 brothers: Adolph, Quincy; Ted and Emil, Prosser; Ben and Edward, Toppenish; 3 sisters: Christina Vetter, Quincy; Lydia Snoderly, Chatteroy; and Marie Hastings, Wapato.  Charlie graduated from the Mohler Barber College in Spokane in 1915 at which time he opened a store and barber shop in Ruff. He served as mail carrier on the star route from Marlin to Ruff for 33 years, from 1930. The Schells then sold the store and moved to Marlin, living there until 1975 at which time they moved to Odessa.” (Odessa Record: 10-06-1977)

Schell, Christine Schock,   (d. 1976; b. 1891; TS; OC; dc) “Christine Schell. Died: 2-28-1976; Birth: 5-08-1891, Russia.  Widowed. Father: John Schock.  Mother: Christina Schmidt.  Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) “Funeral services for Christina Schell were held Tuesday, March 2, in the Baptist Church with Rev Albert W Richardson officiating. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery.  Christina Schell was born in Bessarabia, South Russia in 1891. She came to America with her parents in 1902. They farmed in the Odessa area. She was united in marriage to Henry Schell in 1911. Born into this home were five children, four boys and one girl. Mr. Schell preceded her in death in 1918, during the flu epidemic. Also three of her sons preceded her in death, Henry, Otto and Reinhold, who was killed in the service.  Mrs. Schell passed away Feb 28, (1976) at the Convalescent Center where she had lived the past three and one half years.  She is survived by one son, Dan Schell, of Odessa and one daughter, Mrs. Elsie Sturdevant of Spokane. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 3-11-1976) 

Schell, Daniel A.,  (d. 1982; b. 1911; TS; OC; dc)  “In Memory of Daniel A. Schell. Born Dec 26, 1911, Ruff, Washington;  Passed Away August 21, 1982, Odessa, WA.  Funeral Services Wednesday, Aug 25, 1982 at 11 a.m. English Congregational Church, Odessa, WA; Pastor Robert Shofner, Rev A Hausauer, Officiating; Peggy Salo, Soloist; Ruth Suchland, Organist.  Concluding Services and Vault Interment, Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA;  Casket Bearers: Frank E Wraspir, Frank Groh, W. F. Zagelow, Emanuel Yuckert, Bill Richardson and Art Grening.” (Funeral Program)  “Andrew Daniel Schell. Died: 8-21-1982, Odessa, WA.  Mother: Christine Schock.  Father: Henry Schell.  Spouse: Irene Goetz.  Buried: Odessa Cemetery.” (Lincoln County Health death card) “Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Aug 25, 1982, from the English Congregational Church in Odessa for Daniel A Schell, who passed away on Aug 21, 1982. Pastor Robert Shofner and Rev Albert Hausauer officiated. Daniel Schell was born on Dec 26, 1911, the son of Henry and Christine Schell, in the town of Ruff, WA. One of seven children, Dan began at an early age to work and help his brothers and sisters to support their family after the early death of their father. This was no easy task in those days before social security, welfare, food stamps and life insurance.  Dan was married to Irene Goetz on March 9, 1935. Together they made their home in Odessa, raising their son Cecil. One daughter died in infancy. Dan spent most of his working years driving a truck for the Richfield Oil Company and the Odessa Grange Supply. He also delighted the children, teens and adults of Odessa for years while running the projection machine for the Old Movie House.  Dan’s interests outside of his work involved hunting and fishing. He was a long-time member of the Odessa Gun Club and also a director of the board for the Odessa TV Club. He retired from his work in March, 1974. Preceding Dan in death were his mother and father, one sister, one daughter and three brothers.  Survivors include his wife, Irene; one son, Cecil; one sister, Elsie Sturdevant; four grandchildren; one great grandchild; four step grandchildren and two step great grandchildren.  Sacred selections of ‘How Great Thou Art’ and ‘Safe In The Arms Of Jesus’ were sung by Peggy Salo, accompanied by Ruth Suchland at the organ.  Casket bearers were Frank E. Wraspir, Frank Groh, W. F. Zagelow, Emanuel Yuckert, Bill Richardson, and Art Grening. Concluding services and vault interment were in the Odessa Cemetery with Strate Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 9-02-1982)

Schell, Fred F.,    (d. 1-24-1964; b. 1-21-1889; TS; OC)  “In Memory of Fred F. Schell. Born Jan 21, 1889.  Passed Away Jan 24, 1964.  Services Monday, Jan 27, 1964, 1 p.m., English Congregational Church, Rev A Hausauer, Officiating.  Mrs.  Claudine Lyons, Organist. Mr. Gordon Larson, Vocalist.  Casket Bearers: Gary Schell, Jerry Schell, Bobby Schell, Ronnie Schell, Dwayne Giese, and Merlin Giese.  Interment Odessa Cemetery. Under Direction Strate Funeral Home.” (Funeral Program with correction) 

Schell, Henry,  d. 1918 (added) h/o Christine

Schell, Irene E.,  (d. 2001; b. 1914; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services were held on Monday, June 25, at the Heritage Church in Odessa for Irene E Schell. Mrs Schell, a lifetime resident of the Odessa area, died Tuesday, June 19, 2001, in Odessa. She was 86 years old. She was born Oct 27, 1914, in Odessa, the daughter of John R and Emma (Wagner) Goetz. She grew up in the Odessa area and graduated from Marlin High school in 1933.  She married Daniel Schell on March 14, 1935 in Ephrata. They lived in Odessa, where both worked at the Odessa theatre for many years before going to work for the Odessa Grange Supply Company, where they both worked for more than 20 years before retiring. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and she loved spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of the Heritage Church of Odessa. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Marjorie Schell, of Odessa; three grandchildren, Rhonda Ostriem, Stacey Schoessler and Colby Schell; three step-grandchildren, Cindy Hemmerling, Greg Buchmann and Scott Buchmann; 6 great grandchildren and 8 step great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Alvin Goetz, of Odessa, and Jack (Hap) Goetz, of Oak Harbor, WA; one sister, Alma Riley, of Spokane, and numerous nieces and nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Daniel Schell in 1982; one daughter, Linda Lee Schell in 1941; one son, Cecil Schell in 1991; one step-grandson, Allen Buchmann, and one sister, Elsie Davenport in 2000. Pastor Larry Snyder officiated at the funeral. Interment was at Odessa Cemetery. Services were directed by Strate Funeral Home.” (Odessa Record: 6-28-2001)

Schell, John C.,   (d. 1959; b. 1906; TS; OC;)  “Funeral services for John C Schell, 54 year old farmer who died last week, were held Tuesday afternoon from the United Congregational Church in Odessa.  The Rev Harry G. Pfeiff officiated, with arrangements by the Strate funeral home.  Mr Schell, a life-long resident of the Ruff area, had left his home Wednesday afternoon. His body was found about 9:30 a.m. Saturday by Walter Spies, Ruff farmer, on the Schell farm between Ruff and Hooper’s Corner east of Moses Lake, near Laing station. Investigating sheriff deputies, Ralph Hall, Ernest Caewallader and Ray Tumblin, said death was caused by a self inflicted shotgun wound in the head. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lydia Schell, a daughter, Carolyn Schell, Warden high school junior and son, Eugene Schell, all at the family home; a sister, Mrs. Lucy Krehe, Ritzville; four brothers, Henry Schell of Ruff; Fred Schell of Ritzville; Rudolph Schell of Othello and Dan Schell of Puyallup.” (Odessa Record: Dec 31, 1959 scrapbook item)

Schell, Kathrina M.,  (d. 1964; b. 1899; TS; OC; dc) “Katherine Maedaline Schell.  Died: 1-10-1964, Marlin, WA.  Mother: Emma Schmierer. Father: Adam Geiblehouse.  Spouse: Adolph Schell. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card)   “Funeral services were held from the English Congregational church on Monday afternoon for Mrs. Katherine Magdaline Schell, 64, who died Friday at the Memorial hospital after a two week stay. The Marlin matron had been ill for the past 14 years.  The Rev A Hausauer officiated and burial was in the Odessa Cemetery under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home.  Mrs. Ione Zeiler was vocalist and Mrs. Claudine Lyons the organist.  Pallbearers were Henry Reihs, Norman Bischoff, Otto and Floyd Schuh, Edwin Ruff and John Weis.  Katherine Magdaline Gieglehouse was born in Russia, Sept 6, 1899. She came to America and on Aug 13, 1919 was married to Adolph Schell at Yakima. They made their home in Portland for 23 years and then returned to this area to farm. They retired to Marlin in 1953.  Survivors include her husband, Adolph, at the home; two sons, Richard Schell of Fruitland, and Ronnie Schell, Wilson Creek; one daughter, Katherine M Schell, Spokane; 8 grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Emma Gieblehouse, Portland; one brother, Ray Gieblehouse, Portland; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Cilk, Los Angeles, CA, and Mrs. Rachel Morrell, Portland.” (Odessa Record: 1-16-1964)

Schell, Lena Seiz,  (d. 1995; b. 1900; TS; OC; dc) “Funeral services for Lena Schell will be held at Christ Lutheran Church on Friday, Nov 3, at 1 p.m.  Mrs Schell died on Monday, Oct 30, 1995, at the Odessa Convalescent Center, where she had resided for the past 2 ½ years. She was 95 years old. She was born in the village of Farentena, Ukraine (then Russia), on Feb 26, 1900, the daughter of Frederick and Maria (Kautz) Seiz. She immigrated with her family to the United States in 1902, and they settled near Ruff, where they homesteaded on a small piece of land. Her father was a blacksmith. She attended the first through the eighth grades at a country school near Ruff, after which she worked at the Kriegler Mercantile Store in Ruff for three years.  In April 1917, she married Charles Schell. He was a Ruff business man, and Lena was his working partner through the years until they moved to Marlin in 1965, where they lived for nine years. While there, they joined the Marlin Presbyterian Church, of which she was still a member. They moved to their home on Alder Street in Odessa in 1974, where Lena lived until she entered the nursing home. Her husband, Charles, preceded her in death in 1977. Lena was a member of the Odessa Memorial Hospital Guild and the Big Bend Grange. She was a volunteer at the local Senior Center. She spent much of her time in her yard and flower garden and enjoyed baking kuchen for many of her neighbors.  She is survived by three daughters, Helen and her husband Dick Dashiell, of Odessa; Betty and her husband Gordon Littig, of Alexandria, VA; and Darlene and her husband Lewis Kagele, of Odessa; 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, one great-great grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one grandson.  Mrs. Schell will lie in state at Christ Lutheran Church on Friday morning, Nov 3. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The Rev Scott Jurgens will officiate at the funeral. Interment will be at Odessa Cemetery.” (Odessa Record-undated) “Lena Schell. Died: 10-30-1995. Birth: 2-26-1900. Spouse: Widowed. Father: Frederick Seitz. Mother: Maria Kautz. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) “In Memory of Lena Schell. Born Feb 26, 1900, Farentena, Ukraine, Russia. Passed away Oct 30, 1995, Odessa, WA.  Funeral Services: Friday, Nov 3, 1995 at 1 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, Odessa, WA.  Pastor Scott Jurgens, Officiating. Sacred Selections: ‘In the Garden’ and ‘Home Where I Belong’. Soloist: Cindy Luiten. Organist: Delores Cook. Concluding services and vault interment: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA. Casket Bearers: Curtis Finck, Delbert Cook, Harvey Schell, Loren Totusek, Virgil Totusek, Norman Bischoff.  Honorary Bearers: R. D. & Iva Thrall, Dave Birge, Bill and Alva Richardson, Loren and Marge Schlimmer.” (Funeral Program)

Schell, baby Linda Lee,  (d. 1941 only; TS; OC; Strates; dc) “Linda Lee Schell. Died: 6-30-1941. Birth: 3-14-1941, Odessa, WA. Single. Father: Daniel Andrew Schell.  Mother: Irene Aldora Goetz. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card)  “Linda Lee Schell. Residence: 18 miles Northwest of Odessa, WA. Death: June 30, 1941, 1 a.m., at home. Informant: Daniel Andrew Schell, Marlin, WA. Birth: March 14, 1941, Odessa, WA. Age: 3 mos 16 days. Female, white, single, baby. Father: Daniel Andrew Schell, born Ruff, WA; Mother: Irene Aldora Goetz, born Marlin, WA. Cause of death: meningitis following otitis media. Physician: William Dietz. Relatives: Father, Dan Schell, Mother, Irene Schell, one brother, Cecil Allen Schell, all of Marlin.” (Mortuary Ledger)

Schell, Lydia Ann,  (d. 1998; b. 1912; TS; OC; obit)  “Lydia Ann Schell, 85, died on Wednesday, Feb 11, 1998, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. She was a member of a pioneer family of the Russ area. The third of four children of Jacob and Magdelina Nitschke Oster, she was born at the family homestead on Nov 25, 1912. She was raised and attended school through the eighth grade at Ruff. By age eight, she began hitching teams of horses and assisting with farming, in which she was engaged until her retirement. On Feb 14, 1935, she married John C Schell, of Ruff, whose land they farmed and eventually farmed the Oster homestead.  She was preceded in death by her husband in 1959, her brothers, Albert and Jacob, one sister Louise, and her parents.  Lydia enjoyed gardening and growing flowers and being a homemaker. She had a special love of all animals. She is survived by her son, Eugene Schell, her daughter, Carolyn Schell, and her son-in-law, Martin Todorovich, all of Moses Lake; sisters-in-law Lucy Krehe and Helen Schell, of Ritzville, and Lorraine Oster, of Moses Lake; and numerous nieces and nephews as well as her special friend, Ione Hull. At her request, private family graveside services were held. Kayser’s Chapel of Memories, Moses Lake, was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 2-19-1998)

Schell, Otto,  (WW II)  (d. 11-10-1973; b. 8-07-1919; TS; OC; dc) “Otto Schell. Died: 11-10-1973.  Birth: 8-07-1919. Never Married. Father: Henry Schell. Mother; Christine Schank. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) “Otto ‘Tex’ Schell died suddenly Saturday night at his home at the age of 54 years and 3 months. He had been in failing health for several years, and had spent some time in various hospitals earlier this year.  He had been employed by Schmauder’s Market as grocery clerk since 1960.  Tex was the son of Henry and Christina Schell. He was born Aug 7, 1919 near Ruff, WA, where he spent his childhood. His father had passed away before Tex was born.  He served with the US Army from 1942 to 1945 as a supply clerk with the 714th Railway Battalion, stationed at Fort Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska. He was honorably discharged in December of 1945. While he was in the army, his mother moved to Odessa, and he returned to Odessa following his discharge and lived with her. Mrs. Schell has been a resident at the Convalescent Center for the past year, and survives Tex. Two brothers, Reinhold, who died in the line of duty during WW II and Henry, who passed away in 1970, preceded him in death. A brother, Daniel, of Odessa, and a sister, Elsie Sturdavant of Spokane survive him, along with three nephews and four nieces.  Tex was a member of the VFW and the American Legion.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Nov 14 at the Odessa Baptist Church, Rev A. Hausauer was in charge of the service. Soloists were Ione Zeiler and Delores Cook, with Lynnae Rodenbough accompanying. Pall bearers were Bill Schmidt, Virgil Schmidt, Melvin Zimbleman, Jake Reihs, Elmer Iltz, and Henry Weber. Honorary bearers were Henry F. Schell, Norman Bischoff, Joe R. Mende and John Schmauder. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery, with Strates Funeral Home in charge.” (Odessa Record: 11-15-1973) 

Schell, Reinhold,  (d. 10-20-1944; b. 1-16-1917; TS; OC; Strates; obit) “The body of Corp. Reinhold Schell, who was killed in action on Leyte, Oct 20, 1944, while serving with the 19th infantry, will arrive in Odessa on Sunday and funeral services will be from the Odessa Baptist church at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon.  The Rev A. Foll will conduct the church services, with the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars officiating at the interment service at the cemetery. The arrangements are in charge of the Strate Funeral Home. Corp. Schell was born and raised at Ruff, taking an active part in athletics there. His war service took him to the South Pacific. The enemy bullet which took his life also injured the buddy who occupied the same fox hole shelter with him on Leyte, a youth from Quincy. Survivors include his mother, Mrs Christine Schell, Odessa; three brothers, Otto and Dan of Odessa; and Henry of Hartline; one sister, Mrs. R. F. (Elsie) Sturdevant, Spokane.” (Odessa Record: 9-30-1948) “Funeral services for S/Sgt Reinhold Schell, whose body was returned from the Philippine Islands, were held from the Odessa Baptist church on Monday afternoon, the Rev A. Foll officiating, with interment in the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of Strate Funeral Home. The body was sent from the Ogden, Utah, repatriation center, and was accompanied by S/Sgt Ream, who assisted in the service. Members of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts conducted military exercises at the cemetery. The Odessa stores were closed. Reinhold Schell was born near Ruff, Jan 16, 1917, and attended school there. He left for service on Feb 6, 1942, and received his training at Camp Walters, Texas. In June of 1942 he set out for Honolulu, and from there to Australia. After about a year in that zone his outfit went to the Philippines, where he was killed in action against the enemy on Oct 20, 1944. Shortly before his death he had been promoted to the rating of Staff Sergeant. Pallbearers were former neighbors, including Robert Schell, Richard Dashiell and Otto Schuh, Marlin; Danny Schell, Ruff; Louis Kagele, Odessa, and Ben Pfaff, Ritzville. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Christine Schell, Odessa; three brothers, Otto and Dan, Odessa, and Henry of Hartline; one sister, Mrs. R. F. (Elsie) Sturdevant, Spokane.” (Odessa Record: 10-07-1948) “The Odessa Chamber of Commerce, at its Wednesday meeting, voted to close business houses between the hours of 2 and 3 o’clock Monday afternoon for the Reinhold Schell funeral.” (Odessa Record: 9-30-1948)

Schell, Robert,   (d. 1979; b. 1912; TS; OC) “Robert Schell Sr.—Passed away March 20, 1979 in a Spokane hospital. His home Odessa, WA. Survived by his wife Jennie at the home, one son, Robert F. Schell and wife Barbara of Ritzville, one daughter Gina Beth Schell, Odessa.  Three grandchildren, Cory, Jodi and Brandon Schell, all of Ritzville. His mother, Mrs. Minnie (Henry) Becker, Ritzville. Two brothers, Carl Schell, Sprague, WA, Harvey Schell, Marlin, WA. Three sisters, Mrs. Annie (Eugene) Kuest, Odessa, Mrs. Julie (Vernon) Bennett, Tacoma, Mrs. Gloria (Don) Sutton, Redondo Beach, CA. Numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of United Congregational Church of Odessa. The Odessa Grange, the Washington Wheat Growers Assn.  Funeral services will be held Friday, March 23, 1979, at 11 a.m. from the United Congregational Church. Rev Everett Schoessler officiating. Interment Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA in charge of arrangements.” (scrapbook obit) “After bravely enduring  the effects of a lengthy illness, Robert Schell Sr died at a Spokane hospital on March 20, 1979. He was 66 years old. Robert was born on Sept 25, 1912 at Ruff, WA to Fred and Wilhemina (Oster) Schell. He was baptised as an infant on Dec 16, 1912. He attended schools in the area and became a member of the Marlin Presbyterian church where he served as a Deacon of the church for many years. On Oct 19, 1941 he was married to Jennie Ellen Cater in the Marlin Presbyterian church by the Rev Course. The couple farmed in the Marlin area until moving to Odessa in 1973. Bob became a member of the United Congregational Church on Feb 10, 1974. He served his church well and was a Deacon of the church at the time of his death....” (scrapbook obit)

Schell, Rodney Otis,   (d. 7-15-1958; b. 3-24-1948; TS; OC)

Scheller, Anna,   (d. 7-05-1938; b. 5-23-1856; TS; Strates; OC; obit) “Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Scheller, 82, who died last Wednesday at Spokane, following hip injury complications, were held from the St Matthews church on Sunday afternoon, the Rev J. H. Wacker officiating, with burial in the Odessa Cemetery. Grandsons of the deceased, including Leon and Weldon Walter, Floyd and Harold Derr, Reuben and Raymond Scheller, acted as pallbearers.  Born and married in Russia, Mrs. Scheller and her husband emigrated to Mexico in 1899, then coming to the United States, stopping for a time in Oklahoma before continuing to Washington, where they engaged in farming until their retirement about 15 years ago, when they located in Odessa. Mr. Scheller preceded her in death, six years ago, on the same date. Survivors include four sons: H. H. and George Scheller, of Odessa; Jacob Scheller, Olympia, and John Scheller, California; three daughters, Catherine Hoffman, Russia; Mrs. Anna Walters and Mrs. Mollie Derr, Odessa; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record-July 14, 1938) “Anne Scheller. Death: 7-05-1938, aged: 82 yrs 1 mo 12 days. Birth: May 23, 1856. Leaves relatives: 4 sons: H. H. Scheller of Odessa; John Scheller, Bueno Park, CA; Jake, Olympia, WA; George, Odessa; 3 daughters: Catherine Hoffman, Russia; Mrs. Anna Walters, Odessa; Mrs. Mollie Derr, Odessa; 18 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren.” (Mortuary Ledger-no parental or spouse data; see Heinrich Scheller) “Anna Elizabeth Scheller. Aged: 82 yrs 1 mo 13 days. Dated: July 6, 1938. Burial: Spokane (sic).” (St Mathews Congregational Church ledger)

Scheller, Donald R.,  (d. 1971; b. 1942; TS; OC; obit)  “A 29-year-old farmer from Odessa died Friday from head injuries received while working on a tractor at his farm just south of town. He was X-rayed at Odessa a later transferred to a Spokane hospital where it is reported he died of a massive blood clot as the result of a depressed skull fracture.  Donald R. Scheller, his wife and young son, Karl, have resided on the former Henry Walter farm since 1969.  Son of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Scheller, Donald was born on July 9, 1942 in Odessa. He lived as a youth in the area, attending Odessa High School from which he graduated in 1960. He went to college in Yakima for two years and then to Washington State University for three years, graduating in 1965 from the College of Agriculture with a degree in Agronomy. Don worked for two years after graduation at Simplot in Moses Lake. During the winter of 1965-66, he went to San Antonio, Texas for basic training in the Air National Guard. In early 1968 he was employed by the WSU Irrigated agricultural research Center in Prosser.  It was there that he met his wife, Christina. The were married on March 31, 1968. Don was a member of the Prosser Lions Club, the Odessa Soil and Water Conservation District, treasurer of the east Development Committee, and a member of the WA Air National Guard from 1965 to 1971. He was a member of the United Congregational Church. Funeral services were held in Odessa at the United Church, Rev B M Schafer officiating, Monday afternoon at 2 p.m.  Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery. Donald Reuben Scheller is survived by his wife and son; by his mother and father, Ella and Reuben Scheller; and by his grandfather, Henry Scheller.” (Odessa Record: 25 Nov 1971)

Scheller, Ella:  “Ella Scheller died October 20, 2012 in Odessa . She was born June 4, 1918 in Warden to John J. Laib, Jr. and Christina (Heizelman) Laib.  She is survived by her daughter-in-law Christina Scheller of East Wenatchee, grandson Karl Scheller of Portland , Ore. , one sister, Annette Gray of Vizalia , Calif. and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Reuben in 2001, son Donald in l971 and three brothers Albert, Raymond and Milton.  She was a member of the Heritage Church and the women’s fellowship guild. Ella was a longtime volunteer and a former 4-H leader. She was active in the Odessa Hospital Guild and Auxiliary and was a member of the Washington Wheatgrowers Association.  Visitation will be Monday, October 29, 2012, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Heritage Church in Odessa , followed by a graveside service at 10 a.m. at the Odessa Cemetery .  A memorial service will start at 11 a.m. on October 29,2012 at the Heritage Church with Pastor Jon Hayashi, officiating.  Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is caring for the family.”  ( Odessa Record: 10-25-2012) 

Scheller, Heinrich,  h/o Anna  (d. 7-06-1932; b. 11-05-1858; TS; OC; Strates; dc) “Henrich Scheller, Jr.  Died: 6 July 1932, Odessa, WA. Birth: 5 Nov 1858-Russia; Spouse: Anna-nee not stated; Mother: Katherine Swartcoop-born Russia; Father: Henrich Scheller Sr born Russia. Burial: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) “Heinrich Scheller. Death: 7-06-1932, 10:45, in Odessa, WA. Retired farmer. Informant: Henry H. Scheller, Odessa. Birth: Nov 5, 1858, Russia. Aged: 73 yrs 8 mos 1 day. Male, white, married. Father: Henrich Scheller, Sr., born Russia; Mother: Kathrine Swartcoop, born Russia. In US: 32 yrs. Residing Odessa: 30 days; Previous residence: Ritzville. Burial: Odessa Cemetery. Leaves wife: Anna Scheller. Sons: Henry H Scheller, Kent, WA; John Scheller, Irby, WA; Jake Scheller, Olympia, WA; George Scheller, Odessa, WA. Daughters: Kathrine Hoffman, Russia; Mrs. Jake Walters, Odessa, WA; Mrs. Jake Derr, Odessa, WA. Physical: Gray hair, gray eyes, 5 ft 8 inches; 195 lbs.” (Mortuary Ledger) “Heinrich Scheller Sr, 73, who moved to Odessa from Ritzville a month ago, died at his home here on Wednesday, after a stroke on July 4. Funeral services are to be held at the St Matthew’s Congregational Church on Friday at 2 o’clock, with the Rev Paul Kalmbach officiating. Burial will be made in the Odessa Cemetery with H H Strate in charge. Heinrich Scheller was born in Russia, Nov 5, 1858, where he lived until early manhood, marrying there. He moved with his wife to this country about 32 years ago and has farmed in the Walla Walla and Ritzville territory. He retired from farming several years ago and made his home at Ritzville, moving here 30 days ago. He is survived by his widow, Annie Scheller; four sons, John Scheller, Kent; Henry Scheller, Irby; Jake Scheller, Olympia; and George Scheller, Odessa; and three daughters, Mrs. Katherine Hoffman, Russia; Mrs. Jake Walters, Sr., and Mrs. Jake Derr, Odessa.” (Odessa Record: 7-08-1932) 

Scheller, Henry H., (added) d. 8-23-1972 (dc) “Henry H, Scheller. Died: 8-23-1972, Odessa, WA. Mother: Anna Schafer.  Father: Heinrich Scheller.  Spouse: Widowed. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) “Henry Scheller, 88, a Washington resident since 1904, passed away at the Odessa Memorial Hospital on August 23. Mr. Scheller, son of Henry and Anna Scheller, was born on April 6, 1884, in Niebauer, Russia. As a child he came to Old Mexico in 1898, and then a year later to Enid, OK. In 1904 the family moved to the Warden, Washington area, and a few years later to the Odessa area, where he farmed until 1949, when he retired. He lived in town since that time.  On April 20, 1908 Henry was united in marriage with Mary Walter. They had three sons and two daughters, all of whom survive him. His wife passed away in 1939. Funeral services were held at the UCC in Odessa on Saturday Aug 26, 1972, with Pastor B M Schafer conducting the service. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery, Strates Funeral Home in charge. Survivors include sons Reuben and Walter of Odessa and Raymond of Deer Park; daughters, Helen Reider of Kennewick, and Elsie Meek of Ephrata; 10 grandchildren; a brother, George, of Ritzville, and many nephews and nieces.” (Odessa Record: 31 Aug 1972)

Scheller, Mary Walter,  (d. 3-05-39; 51 y 2 mo 2 dy; OC; obit; Strates) “Mrs. Mary Scheller, residence: Irby, WA, Rte 1.  Death: March 5, 1939, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane, WA. Birthplace: Russia. Age: 51 yrs 2 mos 2 days. Female, white, married, housewife. Father: Conrad Walters born Russia; Mother: Mary Hoffman born Russia. Cause of death: Pulmonary thrombosis. Dr R. L. Rotchford. Leaves husband: Henry Scheller of Irby. Physical: Grey hair, 5 ft 8 in; 150 lbs.” (Mortuary Ledger; cemetery not shown) “Marie Scheller, nee Walter. Aged: 51 yrs 3 mos 4 days. Dated: March 5, 1939. Burial: Odessa.” (St Mathews Congregational Church ledger) “Funeral services for Mrs. H. H. Scheller, 51, who died at Spokane on Sunday, were held from the St Matthews Congregational Church on Wednesday afternoon, the Rev J. H. Wacker officiating, with burial in the Odessa Cemetery, the Strate Funeral Home in charge. The Rev Fred Burkhardt, Ritzville, assisted. Born on Dec 1, 1887, in Russia, Mrs. Scheller came to the United States with her parents’ family and in 1908 was married to Henry H Scheller, who survives. Other survivors include three sons, Reuben, Raymond, and Walter, and two daughters, Elsie Scheller and Mrs. Daniel Reider, all local residents; her mother, Mrs. Con Walter Sr. and two brothers, Henry Walter, Odessa, and Con Walter, Cheney.  Mrs. Scheller located in the Walla Walla area after coming from Russia, as a child, and after six years moved to the Odessa area. In 1904 she was confirmed and on April 20, 1908, was married to Mr. Scheller. Pallbearers included Jacob and Henry J Wacker, Jacob and Edwin Kiehn, John Hoff and Sam Schaefer.” (Odessa Record: 3-09-1939)

Scheller, Reuben,   (d. 1-03-2001; b. 6-29-1910; TS; OC; obit)  “Funeral services were held Monday, Jan 8, at Heritage Church in Odessa for Reuben Scheller. A lifetime resident of the Odessa area, Mr. Scheller died Wednesday, Jan 3, 2001, in Odessa, after four years of health problems. He was 90 years old. He was born June 29, 1910, on the Conrad Walter Sr farm to Henry and Mary (Walter) Scheller. He lived from age 1 for the remainder of his life on the Scheller family farm 15 miles southwest of Odessa. He attended Scheller Rural Elementary School through the eighth grade. He graduated from Odessa High School in 1932. He then worked at grain warehouses and apple orchards and on the family farm. In 1939, he married Ella Laib, of the Lind-Warden area, in Warden. The two farmed and lived on the Scheller farm for 61 years. He was a member and former trustee, deacon and Sunday school supt of the Heritage Church in Odessa. He was a member of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers and the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia.  He enjoyed farming, gardening, refinishing antique furniture and traveling. He was preceded in death by one son, Donald R Scheller in 1971.  He is survived by his wife Ella at the home; one grandson, Karl Scheller, of Pullman; one daughter-in-law, Christina Scheller, of Wenatchee; two brothers, Raymond Scheller, of Veradale, and Walter Scheller, of Odessa; two sisters, Helen Reider, of Kennewick, and Elsie Meed, of Burlington, WA, and numerous nieces and nephews. Pastor Larry Snyder officiated at the funeral. Interment followed at Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: Jan 2001)


Odessa City Cemetery Obituaries, Odessa, Washington,  submitted 

to the WAGenweb March 2006 by Marge Womach

      USGENWEB NOTICE: In keeping with our policy of providing
          free information on the Internet, data may be used by
          non-commercial entities, as long as this message
          remains on all copied material. These electronic
          pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit
          or for presentation by other persons or organizations.
           Persons or organizations desiring to use this material
          for purposes other than stated above must obtain the
          written consent of the file contributor.
          This file was contributed for use in the USGenWeb.         

© Copyright  2006,  WAGenWeb