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.


Schibel, George,   (d. 4-30-1924; b. 3-17; 1853; TS; OC; DC; dc) “George Schibel. Male, white, married, farmer. Birth: 17 March 1853, Russia. Age: 71 yrs 20 days. Spouse: Cathrea Schibel.  Mother: Margaret Bower, b. Russia; Father: Ernest Schibel born Russia. Informant: Cathrea Schibel.  Died: 30 April 1924, 2 p.m. Odessa, WA, Dist #6. Cause: apoplexy. L M Thompson, MD. Burial: Odessa (Cemetery), Odessa, WA, on 5-02-1924. J. E. Turner, Undertaker, of Harrington.” (Lincoln County Health death card & WA State Register of Death, certificate not showing cemetery.) “George Scheibel. Aged: 73 yrs 1 mo 15 days. Dated: May 2, 1924. Burial: Odessa.” (St Mathews Congregational Church.) “George Scheibel, a pioneer of this section, died at his home in Odessa at two o’clock Friday afternoon of apoplexy. His age was 71 years. Mr. Scheibel came to Washington about 30 years ago and located at Walla Walla and when this section opened up, he secured a home a few miles southwest of Odessa, where he resided until a few years ago when his son rented his land and he moved to town. He is survived by h is widow and six children, Mrs. Paul Lehman, Tacoma; Mrs. Henry Lesser, Spokane; Miss Kate Scheibel, Spokane; John Scheibel, Portland; and Henry and Harry Scheibel of Odessa. His funeral was held here Sunday, the Rev J. G. Eckhardt officiating, after which burial took place at the Odessa Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 5-09-1924)   

Schibel, Henry,  (d. 1988; b. 1897; TS; OC; obit; dc) “Henry Schibel.—Passed away July 19, 1988 in Davenport, WA. His home, Spokane. Formerly of Odessa. Survived by his wife, Katie Schibel, Spokane; one son, Don Schibel, Odessa; 3 daughters, Lucille Underwood, Spokane, Lillian Derr, Tacoma, Dorothy Gallaway, Spokane; 5 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Harry Schibel, Spokane; numerous nieces and nephews. Member of United Congregational Church, Odessa, WA. Funeral service, Friday, July 22, 1988, at 11 a.m. UCC, Odessa, WA Rev Cynthia Scanlin, officiating. Interment, Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home in charge.” (scrapbook item) “Henry Schibel of Spokane, born Apr 25, 1897 as the fifth of six children to George Schibel and Katherine Amen Schibel of Walla Walla, passed away at the Davenport Convalescent Center July 19. He was raised in Walla Walla and Odessa areas, and after his marriage to Katie Frick in April 1919, the couple farmed north of Ruff until 1924, when he moved to the family farm 11 miles southwest of Odessa and actively farmed there until his retirement. Mr. Schibel is survived by.....” (Odessa Record-undated) “Henry Schibel. Died: 7-19-1988, Davenport, WA. Mother: Katherine Amen.  Father: George Schibel. Spouse: Katie Frick. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) 

Schibel, Katherine, w/o Geo  (d. 1927; b. 1860; TS; OC; obit) “Mrs. George Scheibel, pioneer of Odessa, died at the home of her daughter, Katherine Scheibel, in the Gary apartments, Spokane, Saturday, April 2, at 1 o’clock. She was born May 10, 1859, at Frank, North Russia. She was married to George Scheibel in 1888. Soon after they left Russia coming to this country, they settled near Walla Walla where they lived 18 years. They came to Odessa and settled southwest of town where they lived for 12 years, returning again after a short absence. Up to the time of her death Mrs Scheibel made her home with her daughter in Spokane. A month ago she suffered a stroke of paralysis, which was a contributing cause to her death. The burial services were held at the St Mathews Congregational church, Monday at 2:30, the Rev P Kalmbach, officiating, the body being laid to rest in the Odessa Cemetery.  Mrs. Scheibel leaves to mourn her loss, three daughters, Mrs. C. O. Wilson of Spokane; Catherine Scheibel, Spokane, and Mrs. Paul Lehman of Tacoma; and three sons, Harry of Tacoma, John, Portland, and Henry, Odessa.” (Odessa Record-Apr 8, 1927)  “Katherine Scheibel nee Awart. Age: (error). Dated: April 4, 1927. Burial: Odessa.” (St Mathews Congregational Church ledger)

Schibel, Katie,  (d. 1989; b. 1900; TS; OC; dc) “Katie Schibel.  Died: 8-08-1989.  Birth: 2-02-1900, Russia;  Spouse: Widowed.  Father: Henry Frick, Sr.  Mother; Anna Margaret Schafer. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card)

Schiewe, Anna C.,  w/o Henry  (d. 1971; b. 1884; TS; OC; dc) “Anna Caroline Schiewe.  Died: 4-09-1971.  Birth: 11-01-1884, South Dakota.  Widowed. Father: Christian Schorzman.  Mother: Christina Ulmer.  Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Last rites for Mrs. Anna C Schiewe were held on Tuesday at the Odessa Baptist church where she had been a member since 1906. Rev Albert W Richardson officiated at the funeral service. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery. Mrs. Schiewe, after a lingering illness, died here on April 9, at the age of 86. Anna C Schiewe was born near Menno, South Dakota, on Nov 1, 1884. She came to Odessa in 1901 with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Christian Schorzman. She married Henry Schiewe in 1905. He preceded her in death in 1968. Mrs. Schiewe is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Harriett Joliffe of Ephrata; two granddaughters, Mrs. Glenette Young, Tacoma, and Mrs. VonDell Bennion of Seattle; two great grandsons; two sisters, Mrs Dinah Koth and Mrs Hattie Schlimmer, both of Odessa; one brother, John C. Schorzman of Odessa; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by 8 brothers and sisters. Pallbearers at the Tuesday services were Arnold Schorzman, Laddie Schlimmer, Roger Schlimmer, Ray Schorzman, Eugene Schorzman and Frank Koth.” (Odessa Record: 15 April 1971)

Schiewe, George,  (d. 1912; b. 1844; TS; OC)

Schiewe, Henry,  h/o Anna C  (d. 1968; b. 1883; TS; OC; obit) “Henry Schiewe’s funeral was held Saturday, Nov 23, 1968, at 1 o’clock at the Odessa Baptist Church. Mr. Schiewe had been in the hospital in Ephrata for about two weeks before dying on Nov 20, 1968. Henry Schiewe was born Dec 3, 1883 at Scotland, South Dakota. When he was nine years old he moved with his parents to Turner, Oregon. Two years later they moved to Odessa. On March 5, 1905 he was married to Anna C. Schorzman. Mr. Schiewe is survived by his wife, Anna, at the home; one daughter, Mrs. Harriett Joliffe of Ephrata; two granddaughters, Mrs. Glennette Brewer of Tacoma and Miss Von Dell Joliffe of Seattle; one great grandson, Darrin Brewer of Tacoma. He is also survived by three brothers, Christ of Davenport, George of Tumwater, and William of Weston, Oregon; four sisters, Mrs. Dina Haag of Portland, Mrs. Bertha Rhodes of Alpine, Oregon, Mrs. Pauline Cotant of Pullman and Mrs. Edith Christensen of Toledo, Oregon.  Interment for Mr. Schiewe was at the Odessa Cemetery. Mrs. Schiewe is still in the hospital at Ephrata recovering from a broken hip, resulting from a fall in the early part of September.” (Odessa Record-Nov 28, 1968)

Schiewe, J. M., h/o Marie  (d. 1915; b. 1878; TS; OC) 

Schiewe, John George,  (d. 7-31-1916; b. 9-17-1838; OC; DC; obit; dc) “John G. Schiewe.  Died: 31 July 1916, Odessa, WA. Birth: 17 Sept 1838, Russia. Spouse: married-no name given.  Mother: Elenore Gresle, born Russia;  Father: John Schiewe, born Russia. Burial: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card)  “John G. Schiewe.  Male, white, married, farmer. Birth: 17 Sept 1838, Russia. Age: 77 yrs 10 mos 14 days. Father: John Schiewe, born Russia. Mother: Elenore Gresle, born Russia; Informant: Jacob Schiewe of Odessa, WA. Died: 7-31-1916, 11:45 p.m., Dist #6, Odessa, Lincoln Co, WA. Cause of death: cancer of liver of 2 yrs duration. H. Mitchell, MD, Odessa, WA. Burial: Odessa, WA, Undertaker, G. B. Stone. (WA State Register of Death; cemetery not specified) “George Schiewe Dead. Another name was stricken from the ever lessening roll of old settlers Monday when George Schiewe, a pioneer of the Willamette Valley, died at Odessa at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Daniel Mayer, of cancer of the liver. At the time of his death Mr. Schiewe was 78 years, 4 months and 2 days old. His illness was of over two years duration, a long period during the latter part of which he was confined to the house. Four months ago he was brought to Odessa to be under the care of Mrs. Mayer and all of that time he has been bedfast. Mr. Schiewe was born in Russia and in 1876 he emigrated to this country settling in South Dakota where he resided until 1884 when he moved to the Willamette Valley in Oregon. He had long been a member of the Baptist church and was not only a Christian, but an honorable gentleman in every sense of the word. He always had a kind smile and a friendly greeting and those who knew him esteemed him more highly as the years went by.  Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Baptist church, Rev Emil Huber officiating, after which the remains were interred in the Odessa Cemetery. Besides his daughter, Mrs. Mayer, Mr. Schiewe leaves to mourn his loss, three sons, Gottleib and Fred Schiewe of American Falls, Idaho, and Jacob Schiewe, who resides in the Willamette Valley.” (Odessa Record: Aug 4, 1916)

Schiewe, Marie, w/o J. M.   (d. 1960; b. 1889; TS; OC)

Schillinger, Fred, (d. 1960; b. 1879; TS; OC; LL) “Fred Schillinger. Born: Schmieheim, Baden, Germany, August 11, 1879. Died: Mt Vernon, WA, Sept 7, 1960. Service: Christ Church, Odessa, WA, Saturday, Sept 10, 1960. Interment: Odessa Cemetery, Sept 10, 1960. W. J. Fritz, Pastor.” (Christ Lutheran Church ledger)

Schillinger, Hazel L. Saunders,  (d. 1988; b. 1909; TS; OC; dc) “Hazel Lucile Schillinger.  Died: 2-14-1988, Odessa, WA. Mother: Anna Loretta Winn. Father: Charles Saunders. Spouse: William Fred Schillinger.  Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) “Hazel Lucile Schillinger of Odessa, born in Walla Walla Sept 17, 1909 to Dana and Lillian Saunders, passed away here Feb 14, (1988). After graduating from Lewis & Clark State College, she obtained her teaching certificate at then Cheney Normal (now Eastern Washington University). She was married to William Schillinger in Dec 1935 at Endicott. A member of Christ Lutheran Church, Mrs. Schillinger was also active in the Reader’s Club, the Odessa Palettes, and the Odessa Camera Club. She was remembered as a true friend, young at heart and a lover of nature, kind and always accepting. She was portrayed as being always cheerful, never complaining, courageous, strong and full of life.  Mrs. Schillinger is survived by a son, William Schillinger of Kathmandu, Nepal; by 3 daughters: Mary Ajax of Pasco, and Jane Houston and Ann Schillinger, both of Spokane; by 2 brothers: Charles Saunders of Ritzville and Robert Saunders of Eugene, OR; by a sister, Lorene Thompson of Phoenix, AZ; and by 9 grandchildren. Funeral service was held Feb 17 at Christ Lutheran Church, Pastor Daniel Cronrath officiating. Concluding service and vault interment followed at the Odessa Cemetery, Strate Funeral Home in charge. Casket bearers were Eric Houston, Rick Haase, John Krauss, Don Saunders, Aram Langhans and Jeff Lesser.” (Odessa Record: 2-25-1988)

Schillinger, Magdalena Schmidt Weishaar: see Weishaar 1871-1961

Schillinger, Mary,  (d. 1966; b. 1891; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services were held for Mrs, Mary Schillinger, age 71, Monday morning at Christ Lutheran Church with Pastor Werner J Fritz officiating. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery under the supervision of Strate Funeral Home. Musical selections were sung by Mrs. Dorothy Gies and Mrs. Donna Schafer, accompanied by Mrs. Florence Stout.  Pallbearers were grandsons: Terry Schillinger, Randy Schillinger, Bill Schillinger, Jr, Bill Nagel, Bruce Lesser and Dennis Schillinger.  Mary Schillinger was born in Elks Rapid, Michigan, June 2, 1891. She was married to Fred Schillinger in 1910 and they lived on a ranch south of Odessa until 1947 when they retired to Stanwood, WA, where they lived until the death of her husband in 1947.  Mrs. Schillinger then made her home in Sedro Wooley where she lived until her death on July 29, 1966. Survivors include two sons, William, Odessa and Norman, Spokane; 5 daughters: Mrs Mary Lou Price, Hayward, CA; Mrs. Shirley Nagel, Eugene, OR; Mrs. Elsie Yuckert, Bremerton, Mrs. Phylis Lesser, Spokane; Mrs. Mae Fritz, Sedro Woolley; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Roloff, Mrs. Amelia Sackmann, Mrs. Elsie Moellering, all of Odessa; 19 grandchildren and one great grandchild.” (Odessa Record: 8-04-1966)

Schillinger, William F.,   (d. 1977; b. 1910; TS; OC; obit)  “Bill Schillinger slipped through thin ice at the entrance to Lind Coulee in the O’Sullivan Dam area, south of Moses Lake, Thursday afternoon and lost his life.  Fishing with Bill Jessett of Odessa, Schillinger had left the fishing area to return to his car for lunch. Schillinger’s car was parked behind an island to the south. Becoming concerned by the fact that Schillinger hadn’t returned, Jessett began looking for him by 1:30, making several excursions of the area. Other fishermen joined in the search when it was found that the car was locked. Entry to the vehicle was gained by a hook through the window and it was found that Schillinger’s lunch hadn’t been picked up. The shoreline and lake was searched by Jessett and the other fishermen, concerned with the fact that Schillinger may have become ill or had a heart attack. By mid-afternoon the Grant County Sheriff’s office was called from a nearby farm house as was Mrs Jessett who contacted Mrs. Schillinger and Pastor Daniel Cronrath.  Deputies arrived shortly thereafter with a boat and grappling hooks. In an area of blue ice, on which some debris lay from other fishermen, broken ice and a cap were spotted by a fisherman. Deputies worked the area until dusk, breaking the ice for the boat to facilitate the dragging operation. Grant County Sheriff’s personnel returned to the area Friday morning and the body was located about 10 a.m.  Jessett reports that fishermen in the area were very helpful and concerned, not like reports of by-stander inaction where people don’t want to get involved. William Fred Schillinger, son of Fred Schillinger and his wife, Mary Albrecht, was born in Odessa on Dec 12, 1910. His formal education was received in the schools of Odessa. On Dec 12, 1935 he was united in marriage to Hazel Saunders in Endicott, WA. Four children were born to this union.  Schillinger was actively engaged in farming near Lauer south of Odessa at the time of his death.  He served on the Board of Directors of the Odessa School District for 22 years, completing that service in Dec, 1969. He was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church, serving in various capacities through the years and as a faithful member of the senior choir.  He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Hazel; three daughters: Mary Ellen Ajax of Pasco; Jan Huston of Billings, MT; and Ann Schillinger of St Louis, MO; one son, William Schillinger, serving with the Peace Corp in Nepal; one brother, Norman Schillinger, Rathdrum, ID; five sisters: Elsie Yuckert, Bremerton, WA; Shirley Nagel, Eugene, OR; May Fritz, Deer Park, WA; Phyllis Lesser and Mary Lou Price, Spokane; and four grandchildren.  Funeral services were held from Christ Lutheran Church, Rev Daniel Cronrath officiating, at 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery, Strate Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. A men’s quartet, of which he had been a member, sang at the service. Those singing were Ralph Heimbigner, Al Scheibner, Curtis Finck and Clark Kagele. Anthems sung were ‘Safe in the Arms of Jesus’ and ‘My Faith Looks Up To Thee’. Organist was Mrs Leo Stout. Pallbearers for the services were Jeff Lesser, Randy Schillinger, Dennis Schillinger, Bruce Lesser, Terry Schillinger, and Don Saunders. Honorary bearers were Bill Nagel, Greg Lesser and Larry Nagel. School was dismissed early Tuesday afternoon to honor the former director and allow staff members with whom he had worked, to attend the last rites.” (Odessa Record: 2-10-1977)

Schimke, Alfred,  h/o Bertha  (d. 9-14-1925; b. 4-23-1899; TS; OC; Cong) “Alfred Schimke.  Birth: 23 April 1899, Parkston, SD.  Died: 14 Sept 1925, Pullman, WA. Age: 26 yrs 4 mos 21 days. Mutter, 2 bruder, 6 schweister; Buried: Odessa.” (Congregational Ledger by Delabarre) “Alfred Schimke, who was killed by a train at Pullman last week, was a former Odessa boy, having lived there nearly all his life. He was married about 8 days before his death. He was found with his head severed from his body and was probably killed by the Genessee train. He was a young man of exemplary habits and for several years was a teacher in the Pilgrim Congregational Sunday School at Odessa. The remains were taken to Odessa and the funeral held at the Pilgrim Church, Rev A. C. Delebarre officiating. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery.” (Journal Times: Sept 24, 1925)

Schimke, Arthur,  (d. 1976; b. 1909; TS; OC; obit)  “Funeral services were held in honor of Art Schimke on Monday, Feb 2, at 11 a.m. from the UCC, Dr B M Schafer officiating. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home. Schimke died on Jan 29, (1976) at the age of 66.  He had spent much time over the past 20 years in hospitals suffering from a rare blood disease.  Art Schimke, son of John and Marie Schimke, was born on Oct 7, 1909 in Odessa. He spent his childhood here, attending Odessa grade and high schools.  He was united in marriage with Helen Schauerman on July 13, 1941. Art worked at the Ford Garage for several years then managed the Richfield Service Station for many years as well as the Chevron Service station here. He retired in 1965. Art was a long-time member of the Masons, and the United Congregational Church since 1946. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Helen, at the family home; a sister, Esther Scrupps of Odessa; one nephew, Jay Scrupps, Odessa; one niece, Joan Sousley, Tacoma; two aunts, Matilda Raugust of Walla Walla; and Martha Kessler of Spokane. Two brothers preceded him in death.” (Odessa Record: 2-05-1976)

Schimke, Bertha,  w/o Alfred  (d. 5-31-1914; b. 10-13-1895; TS; OC; DC; Cong) “Schimke, Bertha.  Born: 13 Oct 1895.  Died: 24 May 1914, Spokane, WA, aged 18 yr 7 mos 11 days; Die mutter, 8 geschwister, die grafsmutter; Buried: 1 June 1914, Odessa.” (Odessa Congregational death ledger, cemetery not specified)  “Bertha Schimke. Female, white, single, student. Birth: Oct 13, 1895, SD; Father: John D. Schimke born South Russia; Mother: Helena Leischner, born South Russia. Informant: Daniel B Schimke of Odessa.  Death: May 24, 1914, Spokane River, near St Luke’s Hospital, Spokane, WA. Cause of death: drowning, whether accidental or suicide is unknown. Contributory: insanity. S. E. Lambert, MD, Spokane. Burial: Odessa, WA. Undertaker: Smith & Co.” (WA State Certificate of Death) “The body of Miss Bertha Schimke, who disappeared from the St Lukes hospital in Spokane a week ago last Sunday evening, where she was undergoing treatment for nervous trouble brought on by the death of her father, was discovered in the Spokane River, about three-quarters of a mile below Fort Wright last Saturday evening about six o’clock. Homer Elwell, an employee of the Spokane post office and C Brown, who were fishing that afternoon on the west bank of the river were the first ones to see it and they reported their discovery to the Spokane police department who brought it ashore. When found the nose was lacerated and the face discolored, showing that it had been in the water for some time. It was identified by Dr Lambert, of the hospital corps, under whose care she had been, and after it had been taken to the undertaking rooms of Smith and co, it was prepared for burial and sent down her eon Train No. 43 Monday morning. A large funeral cortege accompanied it from the depot to the grave at the Odessa Cemetery where the last rites were said by Rev Albert Reimann, pastor of the local German Congregational church. Miss Bertha Schimke was born in Parkston, South Dakota, on the 13th day of October, 1895. In 1901 she came to Odessa with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Schimke. At the time of her death she was aged 18 years, 7 months and 11 days. The sympathy of this entire community is extended to the bereaved family.” (Odessa Record: 6-05-1914)

Schimke, Helena Leischner,  w/o John  (d. 3-23-1949; b. 8-18-1873; TS; OC; Strates; dc) “Helena Schimke. Died: 3-23-1949.  Birth: 8-18-1873, Kulm, S Russia.  Widowed. Father: John Leisehner.  Mother: Justina Hass.  Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) “Helena Schimke. Birth: 18 Aug 1873. Died: 23 March 1949” (Congregational Church ledger by Eslinger) “Helena Schimke. Residence: Odessa. Place of death: at home. Birth: Aug 18, 1873. Death: Mar 23, 1949. Female, white, widow of John D.  Father: John Leischner born Russia.  Mother: Justina Hass born Russia. Physician: Dr L J Bonney. Burial: Odessa, family plot. Funeral: United. 2 p.m. Interment: 3-27-1949” (Mortuary Ledger) “Funeral services for Mrs. Helena Schimke, 75, will be held from the UCC on Sunday at 2 o’clock. The Rev E. J. Eslinger will officiate. Burial will be in the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home. Mrs. Schimke died at her home here on Wednesday afternoon, after a week of illness following a paralytic stroke. She had been in ill health for some time. Helena Leischner was born in Russia, Aug 18, 1874, and came to America with her parents while a small child, the family locating at Parkston, SD, where she married the late John D Schimke. (damaged paper)... they coming to the Odessa area in 1891. They farmed north of town for many years. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Emma Geissler, Jerome, Idaho; Miss Pauline Schimke, at the home; Mrs. Ruth Weber, Odessa; Mrs. Edna Hyatt, New York City; Mrs Esther Hansen, Tacoma; Mrs. Johanna Sandvig, Bellingham; two sons, Harold Schimke, Forest Grove, Oregon, and Leo Schimke, Idaho Falls, Idaho; 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Emmanuel Siwert, Michigan; two brothers, Gust Leischner, Sacramento, CA; and John Leischner, Parkston, SD.” (Odessa Record: 3-24-1949) “Funeral services for Mrs. Helena Schimke, 75, were held from the UCC on Sunday afternoon... Pall bearers included W. C. Raugust, J P Weber, the Rev A C Delebarre, John Lobe, J. B. Loeffelbein and Oscar Widmer. A native of Russia, Mrs. Schimke had come to the US as a child, and grew to womanhood in Parkston, SD, coming to the Odessa area following her marriage. Mr. Schimke preceded her in death. Survivors...” (Odessa Record: 3-31-1949)

Schimke, Helen Schauerman  (b. 5-03-1915; d. 4-21-2010)  “Helen Schimke passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, in Odessa. She was 95 years old. She was born May 3, 1915 in Fruita, Colorado to Conrad and Anna (Eisenach) Schauerman. At the age of six months she moved with her family to Odessa where she lived for the rest of her life.  Helen kept house for her father and younger sisters after the passing of her mother in 1932. She married Arthur Schimke July 13, 1941. She was educated in the Odessa schools and was confirmed in the St Mathews Church.  Helen worked at Michaelsen and Koth, Jesset Gardens and was in the first class of nurses aid when the Odessa Memorial Hospital opened. She was a charter member of the hospital auxiliary. Helen was an active member in the Heritage Church. She was president of the women’s group United Daughters, president of the Pairables couples group and was a charter member of the Care Bears. She was a leader in 4-H and also Girl Scouts. She belonged to Eastern Star and Readers Club.  She is preceded in death by her husband Art, in 1976. One infant brother, sisters Lena Stuhlmiller, Irene Nichols, Martha Bartalamay, Lauretta Fink and Ruth Heimbigner. She is survived by one sister, Rose Michaelsen of Odessa, and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Friday, April 30, at 11 a.m. at the Heritage Church with Pastor Jon Hayashi officiating.” (Odessa Record: 4-29-2010)

Schimke, John D.,  s/o Dan  (d. 4-23-1914; b. 12-14-1872; TS; OC; DC; Cong) “Schimke, John.  Birth: 2 Dec 1873.  Died: 23 April 1914, Odessa, aged 41 yr 4 mos 21 days; Leine Frau, 9 kinder, 1 enkelkind, mutter, bruder, 2 schwestern; Buried: 26 April 1914, Odessa.” (Odessa Congregational death ledger, cemetery not specified) “John D. Schimke. Male, white, married, farmer. Birth: 14 Dec 1872, Russia.  Spouse: Helena, nee not stated;  Mother: Karolina Isaak, born Russia; Father: Daniel Schimke, born Russia. Informant: Dan E. Schimke, Odessa, WA. Died: 23 April 1914, rural Odessa-3 miles, WA. Cause: gunshot wound through both lungs. Contributory: probably ___ chronic appendicitis. Burial: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA on Apr 26, 1914 by Stone & Son, undertaker, of Odessa.” (Lincoln County Health death card & WA State Register of Death)"John D. Schimke, one of the most prominent farmers of the Odessa country, was killed yesterday morning between the hours of 9:30 and 10 o’clock, in his blacksmith shop on the home place, 4 miles north of town. A bullet from a 30 30 rifle was the cause of death, the gun having been supposedly fired by him while in a state of temporary insanity and death is supposed to have ensued immediately. The bullet passed through the overalls and jacket which Mr. Schimke was wearing, piercing his right chest, passing through both lungs, severing the main artery to the heart and lodged just above a rib in his left back. When the body was found the gun was lying beside it, as well as a long stick with which it is probable the trigger was tripped, and on examination by Dr Ganson, it was decided that an inquest was not necessary. Mr. Schimke had been suffering with appendicitis for the past few years, and recently was down with the mumps. This probably aggravated his suffering as he had been nervous and restless for the past week. On Wednesday night he was awake the entire night, walking the floor, and worrying over various affairs. After breakfast yesterday morning he drove over to the Roy Mills place, with a manure spreader he had borrowed from Mr. Mills, and on returning home with the three horses unhitched them and placed them in the barn. He met several parties on the way home, who passed the time of day with him, and on being asked how he was, he replied that he was not feeling well, and he acted quickly and appeared dejected. After putting the horses in the barn, he spoke to his wife, who had noted his queer actions during the night and morning and who was attempting to watch him for fear something was wrong, and told her to go into the house as he would attend to the work outside. Following this he took a piece of the harness which was broken and went into the blacksmith shop with the evident intention of repairing it. Mrs. Schimke went into the house, and in a few minutes heard a shot, and sent her little 5 year old son, Leo, to ascertain what it was. The little fellow discovered the body of his father lying on the shop floor, and not knowing whether he was dead or not, he ran into a nearby field, where his brother and a hired man were working, and informed them that something was wrong. They rushed to the shop, but life was extinct when they reached Mr. Schimke’s side, and it is supposed that his death was simultaneous with the discharge of the rifle. Mrs. Schimke and the family are almost prostrated with grief. John D. Schimke was born in Kulm, Russia, on the 2nd day of December, 1872. At the early age of 7 years he emigrated with his parents to America, settling at Parkston, ND, where he grew to manhood and resided for 22 years. On the 7th of January, 1893, at the age of 21, he was married to Miss Helena Leischner, at Parkston, and to this union ten children were born. One child, Gustav, preceded the father in death. In 1901, Mr. Schimke, with his family, came to the Odessa country and has been one of the most prosperous and influential farmers of this section since then. At the time of his death he was aged 41 years, 4 months and 21 days. The body has been placed in the Stone undertaking parlors, awaiting the arrival of his mother and sister from North Dakota and the funeral services are to be held next Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, from the English Congregational church. They will be conducted by the Revs Albert Reimann and W S Pritchard, and interment will be made in the Odessa Cemetery. Besides his wife, he leaves his mother, Mrs. Caroline Schimke of Parkston, ND; a brother, Dan C. Schimke of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Koenig of Twin Falls, Idaho; and Mrs. Ida Emery of Parkston, ND; nine children, Mrs. Emma Geissler of this city, and Bertha, Pauline, Alfred, Leo, Ruth, Harold, Edna and Esther Schimke, all residing at the home place; and one grand child, Evelyn Geissler. Hundreds of friends of the deceased in Odessa and vicinity join with the Record in extending heartfelt sympathy to the grief-stricken family." (Odessa Record: 4-24-1914)   


Schimke, John M.,  s/o Martin  (d. 12-30-1915; b. 9-30-1878; marr; TS; OC; DC; Cong)  “Schimke, Johann.  Birth: 30 Sept 1878 (location not given), Died: 30 Dec 1915, Odessa, aged 37 yr 3 mos. Leine Frau, 4 kinder; die eltern; 2 schwestern; 1 bruder;  Buried: 2 Jan 1916, Odessa.” (Odessa Congregational death ledger, cemetery not specified).  “John Schimke. Male, white, married, laborer. Birth: 30 Sept 1878, South Russia. Age: 37 yrs 3 mos.  Spouse: Helena, nee not stated.  Mother; Laura Knopp, b. South Russia; Father: Martin Schimke, born South Russia. Died: 30 Dec 1915, at 4 p.m., Odessa, WA. Cause: Struck by fast moving train #28. Lee Ganson, MD.  Burial: Odessa (Cemetery), Odessa, WA, on 1-02-1916 by G B Stone of Odessa, undertaker.” (Lincoln County Health death card & WA State Register of Death)

"John Schimke. Male, white, married, laborer. Birth: 30 Sept 1878, South Russia. Age: 37 yrs 3 mos. Spouse: Helena, nee not stated. Mother; Laura Knopp, b. South Russia; Father: Martin Schimke, born South Russia. Died: 30 Dec 1915, at 4 p.m., Odessa, WA. Cause: Struck by fast moving train #28. Lee Ganson, MD. Burial: Odessa (Cemetery), Odessa, WA, on 1-02-1916 by G B Stone of Odessa, undertaker." (Lincoln County Health death card & WA State Register of Death) "Another terrible accident occurred just east of the town limits at four o’clock yesterday afternoon which resulted in the death of John M. Schimke and injuries, to the extent of which has not yet been learned to John Giele, both well known citizens of Odessa. Both men were employed by the Great Northern as section men and were on a hand car just out of the railroad yards when it was struck by No. 28, the GN fast mail, which was running about five and a half hours behind her schedule. Mr. Schimke was killed instantly, his bruised and broken body being recovered from the pilot of the engine when it stopped, while Geile was hurled many feet in the air and landed on the right of way beside the track. They were picked up at once by the train crew and section foreman G. R. Vanderpool, who ran to the scene of the disaster, and brought to Odessa, where Mr. Schimke’s remains were taken to the Stone undertaking parlors and after a hurried examination of Mr. Geile by Dr L. Ganson, the local GN surgeon, no broken bones were discovered, he was pronounced injured internally, placed on the train that had struck him and hurried to Spokane to the hospital. Messrs Schimke and Geile with their foreman were called out to work at 6:30 yesterday morning by a wrecked car, resulting from a broken brake beam at Nemo which tore up the track so that it needed repairing. After complete this work they were returning home when they discovered a sign at the bluff crossing which needed some attention. About the time they completed this Mr. Vanderpool, the foreman, being cold started to walk on ahead with instructions for them to follow as soon as finished. He had nearly reached the section house when they hove in sight pumping the car, and soon after No. 28 passed him going to meet them. He was too far from them to warn them, neither did they heed the whistle which it is claimed was sounded as the train drew near them. The only explanation that is suggested as a reason they did not hear the on coming train is that their earlaps were drawn tightly over their ears and that, with the rumble of the handcar, drowned all other sound. One thing is certain, neither moved from his position on the car until it was struck by the speeding train. Mr. Schimke was evidently on the west end of the car and received the full force of the collision, while Mr. Geile only received the impact of the handle of the hand car in the stomach which hurled him clear of the track. This is the second time Geile has been struck by No. 28, the first time being a year and a half ago when he and his little son were hit in the Odessa yards while hauling gravel. Both were seriously injured at that time and the wagon demolished. Mr. Geile has been in the employ of the Great Northern 10 months. He has a wife and six children living in Odessa. Mr. Schimke had worked for the company seven years. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss and to whom the whole community extends sincere sympathy. Funeral services will be held at the English Congregational church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock." (Odessa Record: 12-31-1915)

Schimke, Louise,  (d. 6-10-1912; b. 1-01-1856; TS; OC; obit) “Louisa Schimke, wife of Martin Schimke, died at the family home in Odessa at 10 a.m. Monday, of bronchitis, aged 58 years.  Deceased was born in Russia, emigrating with her husband to this country in 1884, and first settling in South Dakota and coming to Washington and settling on land near Odessa in 1899. She is survived by a husband, two sons, John and Emil, both of this place, and two daughters, Miss Martha Schimke of this place and Mrs. Peter Quade of Mead, WA.  The funeral took place from the German Congregational church Wednesday, Rev Reister officiating, and interment was at the German Lutheran Cemetery.” (Odessa Record-June 14, 1912) “Judge F. K. P. Baske on May 20th granted a divorce to Louise Schimke and Martin Schimke of Odessa.” (May 31, 1912-Citizen)

Schimke, Marie Zundel,   (d. 1960; b. 1889; TS; OC; LL) “Marie Schimke nee Zundel. Born in Bessarabia, So. Russia, Feb 12, 1889. Died: Wednesday, June 8, 1960. Service, Monday, June 13, 1960, Christ Church, Odessa. Interred Odessa Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Jim Scrupps, Arthur and Rudolf. Text: I John 2:25. W. J. Fritz, Pastor.” (Christ Lutheran Church ledger) “Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon from Christ Lutheran church for Mrs. Maria Schimke, 71, who died at a Spokane area hospital last Thursday. Pastor Werner J. Fritz officiated, with burial in the Odessa Cemetery under direction of the Strate Funeral Home.  Favorite hymns were sung by a duet, Mrs. E. M. Bartalamay and Mrs. George Gies, with Mrs. Leo Stout as organist. Pallbearers were C H Scrupps, Henry Michaelsen Jr., Jos. Pavliska, S. F. Praetorius, Reinhold Kuest and Reinhold Schuh.  Born, Feb 12, 1889, in Bessarabia, Russia, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Zundel, she came with her family to the United States in November, 1900, by way of Langenburg, Sask., Canada.  After a brief stay there the family settled in the Ruff area.  Maria Zundel was married to John M. Schimke at Christ Lutheran Church in January, 1907. Mr. Schimke lost his life in an accident while employed by the Great Northern railway. A son John was killed in action with the marines in the South Pacific during WW II.  Survivors include two sons, Arthur and Rudolph Schimke, Odessa; one daughter, Mrs. James E. Scrupps, Odessa; two grandchildren; four brothers, Jacob Zundel, Wenatchee; Frederick Zundel, Wilson Creek; Reinhold Zundel, Marlin, and Rudolph Zundel, Harrington; three sisters, Mrs. Matilda Raugust, Walla Walla; Mrs. Caroline Simonsen, Seattle; and Mrs. Emma Schuh, Marlin.” (Odessa Record: June 1960, Geo Beck data cards)

Schimke, Martin,  (d. 7-24-22; b. 12-15-1850; OC; DC; dc) “Martin Schimke. Male, white, retired farmer. Birth: 15 Dec 1850 in Russia. Spouse: Married, no name given.  Mother: Charlott-nee not stated, born Russia; Father: Christof Schimke, born Russia. Informant: Emil Schimke of Spokane. Died: 24 July 1922, Odessa, WA, Dist #6, Lincoln Co. Cause: hemorrhage of brain, apoplexy; contributory: arteriosclerosis; ‘Did not see until after death’ (signed) L. M. Thompson, MD. Burial: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA, on July 26th.” (Lincoln County Health death card & WA State Register of Death)  

Schimke, Pauline,  (d. 11-21-1978; b. 7-27-1897; TS; OC; dc) “Pauline Schimke.  Died: 11-21-1978.  Birth: 7-27-1897, SD.  Spouse: Never Married.  Father: John Schimke;  Mother: Helena Leischner.  Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) “Pauline Schimke was born in Parkston, SD July 27, 1897 to John D Schimke and Helena Leischner Schimke. In 1901 she with her parents and family came to this state by train, settling on a farm 4 ½ miles northwest of Odessa. She was confirmed in the former Pilgrim Congregational Church of Odessa and has been a member of the United Congregational Church of Odessa since its inception. The family moved to town in 1920.  Following her elementary school education, she felt her greatest need was at home. It was her desire to help her widowed mother who was left with a large family of small children. She was devoted to her family, taking responsibilities with unusual maturity for a young girl of 17 years of age, and nobly filling the role of second mother in her family, being the third older of eleven children. She never hesitated to make personal sacrifices.  Because of her burning desire to be of service to others, she went to summer school to qualify for entrance into St Lukes Hospital School of Nursing in Spokane. She graduated in 1925. Her first position, after graduating, was with the Shrine Orthopedic Hospital for Crippled Children, located in Spokane. This was followed by ten years as  superintendent of the Wallace Hospital in Wallace, Idaho. Off and on, she had been on the Odessa Memorial Hospital Staff. Since 1960, she made her home with her sister Ruth Weber at Odessa. Here, for nine years, Pauline helped take care of her ill brother-in-law, Marcus Weber.  Since 1957 she had been troubled with heart disease, which progressively limited her activities. On Nov 11 she entered the Odessa Memorial Hospital where she died suddenly Tuesday, Nov 21, (1978). Pauline was a member of the Ladies Aid of the UCC, The Pairables, a member of the choir for years, the Odessa Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Odessa Grange.  Her parents, three brothers and one sister preceded her in death. She is survived by five sisters and one brother: Emma Geisler of Arlee, MT; Leo Schimke of Sequim, WA; Mrs. Ruth Weber of Odessa; Mrs. Edna Hyatt of Tacoma; Esther (Mrs. Reed Hansen) of Tacoma; and Johanna (Mrs. Edward Sandvig) of Ferndale, WA; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.  Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov 25 at 2 p.m. from the United Congregational Church, with the Rev Albert Hausauer officiating. Sacred selections, ‘He Calls Me Child’ and ‘The Way That He Loves’ were sung by Peggy Salo with Delores Cook as organist. Casket bearers were William Wenz, David Jasman, Eugene Frieske, Lawrence Quast, Reuben Scheller and Ab Davies. Concluding services and vault interment was at the Odessa Cemetery with Strate Funeral Home of Davenport in charge.” (Odessa Record: 11-30-1978)

Schimke, Rudolph,  (WWII)  (d. 7-28-1965; b. 11-11-1911; TS; OC; dc) “Rudolph Schimke.  Died: 7-28-1965, Odessa, WA.  Mother: Mary Zundel.  Father: John Schimke. Spouse: Never Married. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) “Funeral services for Rudolph Schimke, 53, were held from the Christ Lutheran church on Saturday morning. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home.  Rudolph Schimke was born in Odessa on Nov 30, 1911, and grew to manhood here. He graduated from the Odessa high school in 1932, and entered business.  He served with the 770th Ordinance company of the US Army during WW II, seeing action in Africa, southern France, the Rhineland and central Europe. He attained the rank of Tech 3rd grade.  Following his return from service he continued in business with his brother, Arthur, in the service station, the two retiring last fall. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Esther Scrupps, Odessa; one brother, Arthur, Odessa; one niece, Joan Scrupps; one nephew, Jay Scrupps. He held membership in the Odessa Veterans of Foreign Wars post #7395, and Odessa American Legion post #105.” (Odessa Record: 8-05-1965)  “Rudolph Schimke, former service station operator, was the victim of a heart attack Tuesday night. he had previous attacks. Tuesday afternoon he felt pains in his chest and drove to the Memorial hospital where he entered as a patient. Schimke was born in Odessa and was a prominent high school athlete some 35 years ago. Since graduation he served overseas in the European theatre of operations during World War II and has been in business in the firm of Schimke Brothers, with his brother, Arthur. The business was sold last fall.” (Odessa Record: 7-29-1965)

Schimke, Ruthetta,  d/o Dan  (d. 1-09-1910; b. 5-09-1902; TS; OC; obit) “The death of little Ruth Schimke, daughter of Mr .and Mrs. D. E. Schimke, occurred Sunday morning, Jan 9, 1910, at the St Lukes Hospital in Spokane where she was taken last Saturday for the second time. The home coming on the previous Thursday night was for but a brief time. The entire community was rejoicing with the parents because of the apparent speedy recovery from the terrible accident of Sunday, Dec 26, when we were startled again by the news of the relapse and hurried return to Spokane for medical treatment. The anxiety was even more intense than at the first, and earnest solicitation was seen upon the faces of all their friends. Our fears were realized when early Sunday morning the word came that the end had come at 5 a.m.  This brief but beautiful little life was spent here in Odessa, born May 9, 1902, living long enough to claim a prominent place in the affections of all who knew her and the first place in the hearts of her bereaved parents. On Tuesday at 2 p.m., after a brief service at the home, the funeral was conducted by her pastor, Rev Bolin, assisted by Rev Tonge and Rev Reister, at the Presbyterian Church. The effect of this affair upon the people and the general expression of sympathy may be judged by the great company who thronged the church. The public school pupils were permitted to file past the casket and look upon the face of their little departed friend. Her teacher and the pupils of her grade were given special place in the church. May the consoling love and power of the Great Comforter overshadow this bereaved household.” (Odessa Record: Jan 14, 1910)

Schimke, Wilhelmina D.,   (d. 12-10-1934; b. 8-17-1863; obit; Strates; dc) “Wilhelmena Schimke.  Died: 10 Dec 1934, Odessa, WA.  Birth: 17 Aug 1863, Russia.  Spouse: Widow, no name given.  Mother: unknown, born Russia; Father: Gotlieb Doring, born Russia. Burial: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) “Wilhelmina Schimke. Birth: 17 Aug 1863. Died: 10 Dec 1934, aged 71 yrs 3 mos 23 days. 1 son, 2 daughters.” (Congregational Church Ledger by Rev Schwabenland) “Mrs Wilhelmina Schmike Schimke. Residence: Odessa, WA. Death: Dec 10, 1934, 9 p.m. at Odessa, WA.  Informant: Mrs. Julius Winter of Odessa. Birthplace: South Russia. Birth: Aug 17, 1863. Age: 71 yrs 3 mos 23 days. Female, white, widowed, housewife. Husband: Mr. Martin Schimke. Length of residence in Odessa: 25 yrs. In US: 32 yrs. Father: Gottlieb Doering born Russia; Mother: unknown, born Russia. Previous residence: Russia.  Physician: Dr L. J. Bonney. Leaves husband: (sic) John Haase, Jr., Odessa; 2 dau: Soffie Schlimmer, Wheeler; Ida Hemmerling, Ritzville; 2 step-sons: John Haase: Odessa; and Godfred Haase, Canada;  3 step-dau: unknown name in Russia; 39 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. (Mortuary Ledger; edit: Name John Haase Jr on printed form is posited on line labeled “leave husband” but since the form also has her as a widow, this should perhaps read: “son”, see also individual, John Haase Jr. in this cemetery listing) “Mrs. Wilhelmina Schimke, 71, died of a paralytic stroke at her home here Monday night. She had been ill only three days. Neighbors discovered the aged matron lying on the floor of her kitchen, Saturday morning, alive though weakened by the attack. Neighbors visited at the home early in the morning, but found no one responding to their knock. They returned later and still received no response. They called a granddaughter of the woman, Mrs. Julius Winter, and entrance to the home was gained, where Mrs. Schimke was found on the cold floor. She had apparently  got up in the morning and started a fire, setting a pot of coffee on the stove, when she was seized. She was alive when found, but suffering. An effort was made to restore her strength but death came Monday evening. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jacob Schlimmer, Wheeler, and Mrs. Ida Hemmerling of Odessa; one son, Dan Haase, Odessa; two step-sons, John Haase, Odessa, and Gottfried Haase in Canada, and three step-daughters in Russia. She is also survived by 33 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  Mrs. Schimke was born in Russia, but had been a resident of the Odessa region since 1901. For the past 25 years she had lived in Odessa. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o’clock Friday afternoon from the Pilgrim Congregational church, under the direction of H. H. Strate, with the Rev J. C. Schwabenland officiating. Interment will be in the Odessa Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 12-14-1934)

Schirber, Agnes,  (d. 7-02-29 at Lamona; b. 9-07-1894; burial Spokane)

Schlimmer, Albert C.,  (added) d. Nov 26, 1990) “Albert C, Schlimmer of Odessa, born April 12, 1909 to Jacob and Sophia (Haase) Schlimmer at Wheeler and an area resident for most of his life, passed away here Nov 26, 1990. He was married to Esther Haase Dec 28, 1952 in Odessa. Mr Schlimmer was a member of Heritage United Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Esther, at the family  home; by a stepson, Larry Widmer of Orinda, CA, and a step-daughter, Gloria James of Vacaville, CA; by a sister, Hulda Beck of Lind; and by 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, by a brother and a sister, and by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held today, Nov 29 at 11 a.m. at the Heritage UCC, Rev Glenn Gettinger officiating. Interment will follow at the Odessa Cemetery, Strate Funeral Home in charge.” (Odessa Record-Nov 29, 1990) “Albert Con Schlimmer.  Died: 11-26-1990.  Birth: 4-12-1909, WA.  Spouse: Esther Haase. Father: Jacob Peter Schlimmer. Mother: Sophie Haase. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card)

Schlimmer, baby,  (d. 7-09-1965 only; TS; OC; dc) “Baby Boy Schlimmer.  Died: 7-09-1965, Marlin, WA.  Mother: Margaret Alice Myrick. Father: Loren Ladd Schlimmer. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) “Graveside services were held Monday morning, July 12, for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Laddie Schlimmer, who was stillborn Friday, July 9, at the Memorial hospital. The Rev Hausauer officiated at the services. Other survivors, besides the parents, are one brother, Bill, one sister, Juli, his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Don Myrick, Stanford, MT, his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Schlimmer of Odessa, and a host of aunts and uncles.” (Odessa Record: 7-15-1965) 

Schlimmer, baby, /o Roger  (d. 12-28-1948; b. 12-28-1948; 5 hrs; TS; OC; Strates) “Baby Boy Schlimmer. Died: 12-28-1948. Birth: 12-28-1948. Infant. Father: Roger Van Schlimmer. Mother; Florence Lydia Zimbleman.  Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) “Infant Schlimmer. Born at Wilbur Hospital. Birth: Dec 28, 1948; Death: Dec 28, 1948; Age: 5 hrs.  Father: Roger Schlimmer. Mother: Florence Zimbelman.” (Mortuary Ledger-no other date except fee for casket) “The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Schlimmer was buried in the Odessa Cemetery last Wednesday, the Rev A. Foll officiating, with  the Strate Funeral Home in charge. The child, born the day previous, had lived but a few hours. Only a graveside service was held.” (Odessa Record: 1-06-1949) 

Schlimmer, Clarke N.,   (d. 9-22-2000; b. 1-24-1945; TS; OC; obit) “Clarke Neal Schlimmer, 55, died at his home Friday, Sept 22, 2000, of lung cancer. He was born Jan 24, 1945, to Roger and Florence (Zimbelman) Schlimmer at Mrs. Brockman’s home in Odessa. He attended school for a short time in Odessa and Moses Lake, but the majority of his education was received at the marlin School. He was graduated from Marlin High School in 1963. He married Barbara Lou Gilbert at the English Congregational Church in Odessa on June 7, 1968. He was employed by the Burlington Northern Railroad from 1968 to 1978, living in Spokane and Bellingham. In 1978, the couple returned to Odessa, where Clarke was self-employed in cattle ranching while also working for John Hardt in farming for 22 years.  He was a member of the Marlin Gun Club and the Odessa Historical Society.  Clarke was diagnosed with lung cancer in July 1999 and fought a valiant battle with the disease while still trying to preserve quality of life. Survivors include his wife, Barbara, at the home; his mother, Florence Schlimmer, of Odessa; one brother, Rodney Schlimmer and wife Linda, of McMinneville, TN; one sister, Laurel (Birdie) Iverson and husband Clayton, of Edmonds, WA, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father, Roger Schlimmer, in 1979 and a baby brother in 1948. Cremation preceded the memorial service which will celebrate his life at the Heritage Church in Odessa on Friday, Sept 29, at 11 a.m. Private family burial will occur at a later date. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 2000)

Schlimmer, Conrad E.,   (d. 10-26-1989; b. 8-24-1897; TS; OC) “Odessa.—Conrad E. Schlimmer, 92, Odessa, died Thursday, Oct 26, 1989, at Moses Lake. He was born Aug 24, 1897, in Teplitz, South Russia, to Jacob and Eva (Stickle) Schlimmer. They came to the United States in 1903 and then moved to the Ruff area between Odessa and Moses Lake to farm. He married Hattie Schorzman Jan 2, 1920, at Wenatchee. They continued to farm in the area until retiring in 1953 and moving to Odessa. Mr. Schlimmer was a member of the Odessa Baptist Church, charter member of the Odessa Grange, and a past member of the Marlin School Board and Krupp Union Warehouse Board. Survivors include his wife, at home; one son, Loren L Schlimmer, Odessa; his daughter-in-law, Florence Schlimmer, Odessa; 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, one daughter, two brothers and seven sisters. Strate Funeral Home, Odessa, is in charge of arrangements.” (scrapbook item)   “In Memory Of Conrad Emil Schlimmer.  Born August 24, 1897 in Teplitz, South Russia.  Passed away: Oct 26, 1989 at Moses Lake, WA. Funeral Services Tuesday, Oct 31, 1989 at 1 p.m., Odessa Baptist Church, Pastor Tom Goetz, Officiating.  Duet: Delbert and Delores Cook. Organist: Lynnae Sowers.  Concluding Services and vault Interment: Odessa Cemetery. Casket Bearers: Jim Goetz, Ed Jasman, Jake Reihs, Ray Weisser, Bobbie Engle, Bob Zimbelman.  Honorary Bearers: Ray Walter, Alvin Goetz, Al Scheibner, Al Wiest, Maurice Weishaar, and Herman Schmierer.” (Funeral Program) “...Preceded in death by a son Roger, and a daughter, Myra, and by two brothers and 7 sisters, Mr. Schlimmer is survived by...” (excerpt taken from Odessa Record of 11-02-1989)

Schlimmer, Ester,  (d. 2-18-1995; b. 10-07-1912; TS; OC; obit)  “Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Feb 22, for Esther Schlimmer, a lifetime resident of Odessa. Mrs. Schlimmer died Saturday, Feb 18, 1995, in Odessa. She was 82 years old. She was born Oct 7, 1912, in Odessa, the daughter of John and Lydia (Erdman) Hemmerling, early Odessa area settlers. She was a graduate of Odessa High School. She married Robert Schlimmer, also a member of a pioneer Odessa area family, on March 5, 1933, in Odessa. She is survived by one son, Robert D Schlimmer, of Davenport; three daughters, Darleen Kagele of Ritzville; Terri Carlson, of Odessa; and Colleen Titcomb, of Winthrop; 18 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and one sister, Sarah Allington, of Odessa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Schlimmer, in 1951, and by a sister, Anna Kuch, in 1986. Funeral services were held at the St Matthew Historical Church in Odessa, with Pastor Larry Coleman and Pastor Ron Jantz officiating. Interment was at Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: undated scrapbook)

Schlimmer, Esther,  (added) d. Jan 30, 2004  “Esther Schlimmer died Friday, Jan 30, 2004, at Odessa Memorial Health Care Center. She was 92 years old. She was a lifetime resident of Odessa, except for the short time when she lived in Spokane. She was born on the family farm north of Odessa, the fourth of nine children of John and Lydia (Yanke) Haase, Odessa area pioneers. While in Spokane from 1943 to 1953, she was a homemaker and also cleaned other people’s homes. She enjoyed crafts and her garden of flowers and vegetables. In Odessa, she was a homemaker, keeping her house immaculate, as she had pride in her home. She always helped her husband Albert with harvest and with work around the farm. Esther loved little children and singing in her church. She also enjoyed playing the piano, and was able to pick up a tune and play by ear without any music. Some of her special times were spent with her family. She was a member of Heritage Church in Odessa. She is survived by one son, Larry and Dottie Widmer, of Dallas, TX; one daughter, Gloria and Blair James, of Bend, OR; 5 grandchildren, Debra Maynard, Steven Widmer, Lori Profit, Brian James and Jess James; 13 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Albert Schlimmer, one grandson, Scott James; five brothers and three sisters.  Funeral services were held at Odessa Cemetery Chapel on Wednesday, Feb 4, with Pastor Larry Snyder officiating. Interment was at Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 2-05-2004)

Schlimmer, Eva Stickel,   (d. 8-27-1942; b. 5-14-1861; w/o Jacob; TS; OC; Strates) “Mrs. Eva S. Schlimmer. Residence: Odessa, WA. Death: Aug 27, 1942, 1:40 a.m., Sacred Heart Hospital, Rm 300-A; Birth: May 14, 1861, Russia. Aged: 81 yrs 3 mos 13 days. Female, white, widowed; housewife, own home. Time in hospital: 2 days. Resided Odessa: 33 yrs; In US: 39 yrs. Father: Dan Stickel, born Russia; Mother: Fredricka (not obtainable), born Russia. Widow of Jacob. Cause of death: lobar pneumonia. Physician: Dr Mowery.  Informant: Mrs. S. L. Ricker, Wenatchee, WA. Leaves relatives: 3 daughters: Mrs. August Leffelbein, Odessa; Mrs. Katherine Phillips, Pasadena, CA; Mrs. S. L. Ricker, Wenatchee; 3 sons: Jacob Schlimmer, Jr., Odessa; Gustav Schlimmer, Hawthorne, CA; Conrad Schlimmer, Marlin, WA; 12 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. Physical: Gray hair, brown eyes, 5 ft 0 inches; 90 lbs.” (Mortuary Ledger)

Schlimmer, Florence L.  Zimbelman,   (b. 5-06-1920; d. 7-12-2009) “Florence L. (Zimbelman) Schlimmer.  Florence went to sleep peacefully on July 12, 2009 at Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center – Long Term Care. She was born May 6, 1920 at the family home north of Odessa and Marlin to Gustav and Emma (Kallenberger) Zimbelman and was oldest of nine children. She graduated from Marlin High School in 1938. She married Roger V Schlimmer on Oct 9, 1940, and had four children, Rodney, Laurel (Birdie), Clarke and a baby boy who died shortly after birth.  Roger and Florence lived most of their years together in the Marlin area.  In 1980, Florence moved to Odessa where she worked at Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center part time.  In 1988, her life turned upside down when she contracted meningitis. Through multiple health battles over the past 21 years, she showed most people how to get past adversity with a good attitude. She lived with her son Clarke (& Barb) until his passing and then entered the Long Term Care Center. Florence was a life-time member of the Cannawai Grange and Odessa VFW Auxiliary #7395 and a member of the Odessa Historical Society. Hobbies included crocheting, crosswords and collecting owl figurines.  Preceding her in death were a baby boy born in 1948, husband Roger (1979), son Clarke (2000), sisters Viola Syring and Ione (Tootie) Zeiler, brothers Leo (Snooky) and Melvin, brother-in-law Donny Zeiler & two great grandchildren, Ethan & Kendall.  Florence is survived by two children: Rodney (& Linda) Schlimmer of McMinnville, TN, Laurel (Birdie) (& Clayton) Iverson of Edmonds, WA and her daughter-in-law, Barbara Schlimmer of Odessa, WA; 7 grandchildren: June-Ellen (& Jimmy) Blanks of Tullahoma, TN; Rob Bell of Blair, NE; Todd (& Jamie) Burns of Marysville, WA; Shawn (& Gordon) Friang of Mt Lake Terrace, WA; Megan (& Dan) Hicks of Lynnwood, WA; Erika (Andrew) Miner of Sunrise, FL and Judy (Joe) Silva of Lynnwood, WA; 17 great grandchildren…. Also surviving is one sister, Rhea Strate of Spokane; three brothers, Herb Zimbelman and Robert Zimbelman of Odessa and Don (Schatz) Zimbelman of Othello; one sister-in-law, Shirley Zimbelman of Almira, brother-in-law Bob Syring of Spokane; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.  Memorial services will be held at the Heritage Church in Odessa on Saturday, Aug 1, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jon Hayashi officiating. Interment at the Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, is caring for the family.”  (Odessa Record: 7-23-2009)

Schlimmer, Hattie,   (d. 2-21-1994; b. 2-15-1899; TS; OC; obit) “Hattie Schlimmer, a long-time resident of the Odessa area and a member of a pioneer family, died Tuesday, Feb 21, 1994, in Moses Lake. Mrs. Schlimmer had lived in Moses Lake since 1989, when she and her husband, the late Conrad Schlimmer, moved to Hearthstone Retirement Inn. He died shortly afterward, and when she was injured in a fall, late 1990, Mrs. Schlimmer moved to Lakeridge Care Center, where she lived until she passed away. Her 95th birthday was observed last Tuesday. She was born on Feb 15, 1899, near Menno, SD, the daughter of Christ and Christina Ulmer Schorzman. She came with her family to Washington in the fall of 1901, settling on a farm north of Odessa. In October 1908, the family moved to Odessa, where Hattie attended school. She was graduated from Odessa High School with the Class of 1918. She was married to Conrad Schlimmer on Jan 2, 1920. The couple farmed north of Odessa for many years before moving to town for their retirement. Hattie was the youngest of 14 children. She had 9 brothers and 4 sisters, all of whom preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, Loren, and his wife, Margaret Schlimmer, of Odessa, and by one daughter-in-law, Florence Schlimmer, also of Odessa; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and one sister-in-law, Ida Schorzman, of Marlin. Besides her husband, Conrad Schlimmer, she was preceded in death by one son, Roger Schlimmer, and one daughter, Myra Juris. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb 25, at 11 a.m. at the Odessa Baptist Church, with Pastor Charles Smith officiating. Concluding services and interment will be at Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.” (scrapbook item)

Schlimmer, Jacob,   (d. 7-12-1939; b. 1-07-1857; TS; OC;  Strates; Cong) “Jacob Schlimmer. Aged: 82 yrs 5 mos 23 days. Dated: July 16, 1939. Burial: Odessa.” (St Mathews Congregational Church ledger) “Jacob Schlimmer. Residence: Odessa. Death: July 12, 1939 at 6:35 p.m. at Sacred Heart Hospital.  Birth: Jan 7, 1857, Russia. Aged: 82 yrs 6 mos 5 days. Male, white, married, retired farmer. wheat farmer since 1910, total of 7 yrs. In hospital since July 8th. In Odessa since 1903, 36 yrs. In US 36 yrs. Father: Jacob Schlimmer, born Russia; Mother: Elizabeth Schaffer, born Russia. Cause of death: Uraemic coma. Dr Milborn, physician.  Leaves wife: Mrs. Eva Schlimmer, Odessa, 78 yrs. 3 daughters: Mrs. Margaret Loeffelbein, Odessa; Mrs. Katherine Phillips, Pasadena, CA; Mrs. Emma Ricker, Wenatchee; 3 sons: Jacob P. Schlimmer, Odessa; Gus R. Schlimmer, Hawthorin, CA; Conrad Schlimmer, Marlin, WA. Physical: brown hair, blue eyes, 5 ft 5 ½ inches; 120 lbs.” (Mortuary Ledger) “Jacob Schlimmer, Sr., 82, died at a Spokane hospital on Wednesday night, where he had been taken Saturday after a long illness.  Jacob Schlimmer was born in Teplitz, Bessarabia, Russia, on Jan 7, 1857, and was married to Miss Eva Stickel on Nov 20, 1879. They would have celebrated their 60th anniversary in November.  Coming to the United States, after following the trade of carpenter and cabinet maker in the old country, he moved to a homestead in Adams County in 1903, later going to the Quincy area. IN 1910, he moved to town to make his home.  Mr. Schlimmer was outstanding as a neighbor and friend to the Odessa people. His workshop was at the command of all, in saw sharpening and furniture repairs, without payment. He was affiliated with the St Matthews German Congregational Church. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 o’clock from the St Matthews Congregational church, the Rev J. Flemmer officiating, with burial in the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home. Survivors include the widow, three sons, Gus, Hawthorn, CA; Jacob Jr and Conrad of Odessa; three daughters, Mrs Katherine Phillips, Los Angeles, Ca; Mrs. Emma Ricker, Wenatchee,

Schlimmer, Jacob Peter,  (d. 1950; b. 1885; TS; OC; Cong) “Jacob P. Schlimmer. Birth: 20 Nov 1885. Died: 21 Sept 1950” (Congregational Church ledger by Eslinger) “Jacob Peter Schlimmer, son of Jacob and Eva Schlimmer, born 20 Nov 1885, in Teplitz, Bessarabia.... In 1903, to Grant County, State of Washington,... Wheeler, Moses Lake... On 20 Feb 1908 married Sophia Haase. ...In 1935 in Adams County, 12 miles south of Odessa... Died: 21 Sept 1950 aged 64 yrs 10 months 1 day. Survived by widow, 2 sons and one daughter, 4 grandchildren, 2 brothers and three sisters..... “ (loose translation with portions missing of lengthy history of transition through life, “Der Kirchenbote” of 16 Nov 1950) “Funeral services for Jacob Peter Schlimmer, 64, were held from the UCC on Sunday afternoon, the Rev E. J. Eslinger officiating, with burial in the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home.  Musical numbers for the services were by the mixed quartet, including, Dan Frieske, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Walter, and Mrs. Henry Hopp. Mrs. Reinhold Kissler was organist. Casket bearers were W C Raugust, John Hopp Jr., Robert Hoefel, Jacob Quast, Gottlieb Hemmerling, and Henry Walter.  Born in Europe, Nov 20, 1885, Mr. Schlimmer came to America in 1903, settling at Moody. In 1905 he took up a homestead near Wheeler, and was married Feb 20, 1908. In 1935 he moved to his present ranch. About two years ago he underwent an operation, and has since been hospitalized at intervals since, his last stay was seven weeks.  Survivors include his wife, Sophia, at the home; two sons, Albert and Robert, both of Odessa; one daughter, Mrs. Hulda Beck, Lind; 4 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Loeffelbein, Odessa; Mrs. Katherine Phillips, Pasadena, CA; and Mrs. Emma Ricker, Wenatchee; 2 brothers, Gus R. Schlimmer, Hawthorne, CA; and Conrad Schlimmer, Odessa.” (Odessa Record: 9-28-1950)

Schlimmer, Loren L:  “Loren L. (Laddie) Schlimmer died March 31, 2011 in Odessa at the age of 80.  Laddie was born October 8, 1930, in Odessa to Conrad E. and Hattie (Schorzman) Schlimmer. He grew up on the family farm located north of Odessa and attended school in Marlin, graduating in 1948. While in school he played basketball and baseball for the Marlin Wildcats.  Laddie began his service in the U.S. Army at Camp Roberts , Calif. , in 1951, shipping out to South Korea in 1952, where he served on a wire team. He returned home in July of 1953. While at Camp Roberts , he married Margaret A. Myrick of Stanford , Mont. Upon leaving military service, the young couple took over the family farm from Laddie’s parents, who retired to Odessa .  Laddie and Margaret’s first child, a son William Gene, was born in 1952, followed by a daughter Juli Anne in 1957. Laddie was involved in the Marlin community where he served on the school board and was an elder in the Marlin Presbyterian Church. In addition to farming, Laddie also enjoyed spending time with his family, especially hunting and “driving around” with his grandsons. Laddie is survived by his loving wife of over 59 years, Margaret, at the home; his daughter Juli (Robin) Weishaar of Odessa; daughter-in-law Debbie Schafer of Spokane; five grandchildren, Jeremy (Melanie) Schlimmer of Bainbridge, Ga., Jake Schlimmer and Megan Clark of Odessa, Nicholas (Kim) Weishaar of Ritzville and LeeAnne (Harrison) Nikolao of Cheney; four great-grandchildren, Hadyn and Carter Schlimmer and Zoe and Joshua Clark; and numerous nephews, nieces and friends.  Laddie was preceded in death by his parents Con and Hattie Schlimmer, an infant son in 1965 and Bill Schlimmer in 2002; his brother Roger Schlimmer and his sister Myra Juris. He was a member of the Marlin Presbyterian Church, Odessa American Legion Post #105 and Ritzville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #11446. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 7, 2011, at Christ Lutheran Church in Odessa with Dr. Rev. Chester R. Dorsey officiating. Private family graveside services and inurnment at Odessa Cemetery will precede the memorial service.  Strate Funeral Home of Davenport is caring for the family.” ( Odessa Record: 4-07-2011)  

Schlimmer, Pauline Esther Julia,  (added) d. 2-18-1995 “Pauline Esther Julia Schlimmer.  Died: 2-18-1995. Birth: 10-07-1912, WA.  Widowed; Father: John Hemmerling.  Mother: Lydia Erdman.  Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card)

Schlimmer, Robert,  (d. 5-03-1951; b. 6-17-1910; TS; OC; dc) “Robert Schlimmer. Died: 5-03-1951. Birth: 6-17-1910, Wheeler, WA.  Married. Father: Jacob Schlimmer. Mother: Sophia Haase. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) “Robert Schlimmer, 40, who died at midnight last night, May 2, will be buried Sunday afternoon, following services at 2 o’clock from the Church of God, it is announced. The rev A D Gilliam will officiate. The Strate Funeral Home is in charge. Mr. Schlimmer has been ill at the Veterans Memorial hospital approximately two weeks, with rheumatic fever and pneumonia.  He was born near Wheeler, in Grant County, June 17, 1910, and has lived in this area all of his life. He attended the Odessa schools, taking his first two years of high school here, then graduating from the Moses Lake (Neppel) high school. He was married to Miss Esther Hemmerling, March 5, 1933, and they have maintained the family home on a ranch north of Odessa. He was converted in 1937 and became a member of the Church of God.  Survivors include his widow; three daughters, Darleen, Colleen and Terralee, and one son, Robert Dean, at the home; his mother, Mrs. Sophia Schlimmer, and brother, Albert Schlimmer, Odessa, and a sister, Mrs. Hulda Beck, of Lind.” (Odessa Record: 5-03-1951) “Funeral services were held from the Church of God on Sunday afternoon for Robert Schlimmer, 40, who died shortly after midnight on Thursday, after a short illness. The Rev A D Gilliam officiated, with Rev Paul Gering, Spokane, reading the scripture in the German language. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home.  Pallbearers were Martin Gering, Dick Kagele, Arthur Deife, Robert Douglas, Cornelius Jantz and Paul Gross.  The Rev and Mrs. Christman, from Spokane, sang three numbers, accompanied by Miss June Schafer of Spokane on the piano. Miss Naomi Gilliam played the prelude and postlude music on the solovox.  Loud speakers were set up in the church basement and the outside to handle the overflow of friends that gathered for the service. Mr. Schlimmer had been a lifetime resident of the area, born near Wheeler, June 17, 1910. He attended the Odessa schools, transferring to the Moses Lake school to graduate there. He was married to Miss Esther Hemmerling, March 5, 1933, after which they made their home on a ranch north of Odessa. Survivors... Among the out-of-town people attending the funeral were Rev and Mrs Paul Gering, Spokane; Rev and Mrs. Benton, Spangle; Mr.and Mrs. Fred Sahn and daughter, Sharon, Spokane; Mr .and Mrs. Paul Miller, Vashon Island; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hemmerling, Spokane; Mr. and Mrs. Dan Burkhols, Warden; Mr. and Mrs. Gotthilf Raugust, Spokane; Mr. and Mrs. Ted Klaudt, Moses Lake; Mr .and Mrs. Abe Jantz, Spokane; Kenny and Derla Kanzler, Lind; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Loeffelbein, Harrington; Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Mayfield and family, and George Taylor and Wilford Pacque, Lind; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wederspahn, Portland; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stone, Govan; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Stehr, Ritzville; Mrs. Leona Chase, Spokane, and Mr. and Mrs. John Ramm, Greenacres.” (Odessa Record: 5-10-1951)

Schlimmer, Roger V.,  (added; d. 3-07-1979) (Funeral Program; dc) “In Memory of Roger V. Schlimmer. Born Dec 4, 1920 in Odessa, WA; Passed Away March 3, 1979, Odessa, WA. Funeral Services, Wednesday, March 7, 1979 at 1 p.m. Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. Rev A. Hausauer and Rev A. Richardson, officiating. Ione Zeiler, Soloist; Delores Cook, Organist. Concluding Services and Vault Interment, Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA. Honorary Bearers: Dan Janke, Sam Fink, Ed Kuch, Alvin Goetz, Henry Kallenberger, Tom Fiess, Art Gilbert, Al Feyerabend.  Casket Bearers: Bobbie Engle, Lloyd Larsen, Ben Kuch, Eugene Wraspir, Henry Weber, and Jim Goetz.” (Funeral Program) “Roger Van Schlimmer. Died: 3-03-1979. Birth: 12-0401920, WA. Spouse: Florence Zimbelman. Father: Conrad Schlimmer. Mother: Hattie Schorzman. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) “Funeral services for Roger V Schlimmer of Marlin, WA, were held Wednesday afternoon, March 7, at 1 p.m. from the Strate Funeral Home at Davenport, WA, with the Rev Albert Hausauer and Rev Albert Richardson of Odessa, officiating. The deceased was born to Conrad Schlimmer and his wife Hartha (Hattie) nee Schorzman on Dec 4, 1920 in Odessa, WA. He grew up on a farm northeast of Marlin, WA. He attended the Marlin grade school and subsequently was graduated from that high school in 1938. On Oct 7, 1940 he was united in marriage to Florence Zimbelman. This union was blessed with three children.  For some years Robert and his brother Loren farmed the home place. It was not until 1960 when Roger and Florence built their new home, that he went into the business of raising cattle. He was an active member of the Cannawai Grange, where he received his 25 year pin.  For the last ten years, he had health problems. These problems increased as time went on and last year, he underwent treatment for his illness, which seemed at times to have helped. Last week Friday afternoon he was rushed to the Odessa Memorial Hospital where he passed away very suddenly Saturday evening, March 3, (1979). He is survived by his wife, Florence, at the home; 2 sons, Rodney E. Schlimmer, of McMinneville, TN; and Clarke N. Schlimmer, of Odessa; one daughter, Laurel (Birdie) Burns of Edmonds, WA; his parents, Mr .and Mrs. C. E. Schlimmer of Odessa; one brother, Loren L. Schlimmer of Odessa; and one sister, Myra Juris of Cle Elum, WA; one uncle, John Schorzman and one aunt, Tina Koth, both of Odessa; 4 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of relatives and friends. Sacred selections, ‘In The Garden’ and ‘My Go and I’ were sung by Ione Zeiler. Delores Cook was the organist.  Honorary bearers were: Dan Janke, Sam Fink, Ed Kuch, Alvin Goetz, Henry Kallenberger, Tom Fiess, Art Gilbert and Al Feyerabend.  Casket bearers were: Bobbie Engle, Lloyd Larsen, Ben Kuch, Eugene Wraspir, Henry Weber and Jim Goetz. Concluding services and vault interment was at the Odessa Cemetery with the Strate Funeral Home of Davenport in charge.” (Odessa Record: 3-15-1979)

Schlimmer, Sophia,  (d. 1963; b. 1889; TS; OC; w/o Jacob)  “Funeral service for Mrs. Sophia Schlimmer are to be held this afternoon (Thursday) at 2:00 from the United Congregational Church. Rev B M Schafer will officiate with burial in the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of Strate Funeral Home. Obituary information on this pioneer matron will be carried in the Odessa Record next week. Survivors include one son, Albert,  Odessa, one daughter, Hulda Beck, of Lind; four grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Fred Hemmerling of Spokane and one brother, John Haase of Odessa” (Odessa Record: 1-04-1963)

Schlimmer, William G.,‘Bill’ (added?),  “A memorial service for William G. (Bill) Schlimmer was held on Friday, Dec 27, at Christ Lutheran Church, with Pastor Tim Hauge officiating.  Mr Schlimmer, who was 50 years old, died Saturday, Dec 20, in Ritzville. He was a lifelong resident of Odessa.  He was born in Odessa, the son of Laddie and Marg Schlimmer. He was graduated from Odessa High School with the Class of 1970. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, where he served as Sunday School superintendent.  He was a member of the Odessa Volunteer Fire Dept, former board member of the Odessa School District and the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, a HOST program helper at PC Jantz Elementary School and active in community activities, including the Odessa Deutschesfest.  He is survived by his wife, Debbie, at the home; three children, Jeremy (and Tami) Schlimmer, of Odessa, Jake (and Jenny) Schlimmer, of Wilbur, and Megan (and Josh) Clark, of Wilbur; four grandchildren, Hadyn and Carter Schlimmer, and Zoe and Joshua Clark; his parents, Laddie and Marg Schlimmer, of Odessa; one sister, Juli (and Robin) Weishaar, of Odessa, and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by an infant brother. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 1-02-2003)


Odessa City Cemetery Obituaries, Odessa, Washington,  submitted 

to the WAGenweb March 2006 by Marge Womach

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