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.


Stout, Leo,  (d. 9-06-2000; b. 9-19-1913; TS; OC; obit) “A memorial service for Leo Stout was held Saturday, Sept 9, at Christ Lutheran Church in Odessa. Mr. Stout, who was 86 years old, died Wednesday, Sept 6, 2000, after a lengthy illness. For the past nine years, he had resided in Pasco at Beverly Health and Rehab Center, where he received specialized care for persons afflicted with Alzheimer’s illness. He had been a long-time resident of Odessa. Leo was born Sept 19, 1913, in Lacombe, Alberta, the sixth child in a family of seven boys and one girl. His parents, John Howard and Florence (Bell) Stout, were farmers, who moved from Canada to Deer Park in the 1920s. His formal education terminated after the 10th grade, as everyone in the family had to work to support the family farm. Having had rheumatic fever as a young man, Leo was unable to serve in the armed forces during World War II. After a course in diesel mechanics, he was employed as a mechanic for the Odessa Trading Company. Two years later, he and Al Wolf became partners in Wolf Motor Sales, an automobile dealership which continued for approximately 40 years.  During that time, he was active in Boy Scouts and community projects. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, serving in various areas of church work. In his retirement years, Leo enjoyed working in his yard, reading historical books and tinkering with various projects, which included the completion of a working model of a miniature turn-of-the-century steam engine.  He is survived by his wife, Florence, of Odessa; son Steve and wife Barb and their daughters Catherine and Kari, of Goldendale; son Jeff and wife Jone and their daughter Jessica and son Jason, of Pasco; brother Russel Stout, of Mercer Island, Wa; nephews Ken Stout and Wayne Stout of Spokane, and Gene Stout of Seattle; nieces Louise Chaffee, of Gladstone, OR, Susan Mitchell, of Packwood, WA, Laurienne Newell, of Spokane, and Marjorie O’Coigne, of Seattle.” (Odessa Record: 9-14-2000)

Strang, Thomas,   (d. 1997; b. 1938; TS; OC; obit)  “Memorial services were held on Friday, Dec 19, at Christ Lutheran Church for Thomas Richard Strang, who died on Monday, Dec 15, 1997, at his home in Odessa after a short battle with cancer. He was 59 years old. Most of his adult life was spent working in the health field. After semi-retiring, Tom and his wife Vicki started a bed and breakfast and operated a gift shop on the Oregon coast. Sports were always an important part of Tom’s life. When they moved to Odessa, he started umpiring baseball, and he also officiated football, softball, basketball and volleyball. Earlier, he had a member of a group which had been to the state football and basketball tournaments without a miss for more than 30 years. While living in Seattle, he was fundamental in organizing a softball league and was a state director for softball. Tom’s favorite sport to officiate was youth baseball and softball. He liked to make sure the youngsters understood the rules but also had fun while learning. Tom and Vicki were married for 14 years and had one son, Scott, now 7 years old. Scott attended nearly all the games Tom officiated since he was 2 years old. Tom was overwhelmed by the community support after his illness, Vicki said. He was especially moved by the regard shown to him by the youth of the community, she said.  Besides his wife Vicki and son Scott, of Odessa, he is survived by sons Arnie Strang and Andy Strang, of Seattle, daughters, Julie Strang, Patty and John Butler, Christy and Bob Hines and Jenny Strang, all of Seattle; mother Celia Strang of Seattle; stepmother Idalene Strang, of Startup, WA; brothers, Andy and Jere Strang, sister, Madeline Issacson, of Bedford, TX; four grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Steven Strang. Pastor Scott Jurgens officiated at the memorial services, which followed inurnment services at Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: Dec 1997; photo in original)

Strate, Douglas,   (d. 11-29-1952 only; TS; OC; dc) “Douglas Paul Strate.  Died: 11-29-1952; Birth: 11-29-1952. Infant. Father: Lamar Strate. Mother: Rhea Zimbleman.  Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) “Strate baby boy. Burial: Odessa, dated: Nov 29, 1952” (English Congregational Ledger, typed list, not original script)

Strate, Henry H,   (d. 1969; b. 1888; TS; OC)  “Funeral services for Henry H. Strate were held from the English Congregational Church at Odessa, Wednesday afternoon. The Rev John Birchard officiated. Mr. Strate was born in Gottenberg, Neb., May 8, 1888, and died June 14 (1969) at Hillcrest Manor in Ritzville. He had been associated with a furniture business and a funeral home the greater  part of his life. Survivors include two sons, Glen Strate of Davenport and Lamar Strate of Spokane, and a daughter, Mrs. W. Walters (Erma) Miller of Ritzville. Also surviving are nine grandchildren.  Milton Sackmann was the soloist and Diane Roloff the organist at the rites. Pallbearers were Don Strate, Lamar Strate, Brian Miller, E. J. Sachter, Alvin Wagner and Leland Boyk. Burial was in Odessa Cemetery.” (Ritzville Journal-Times, June 19, 1969)  “Henry Herman Strate, former Odessa businessman, died at Ritzville June 14 at the age of 81. Mr. Strate was born in Gottenberg, NE, on May 8, 1888, and moved as a young boy with his family to Washington. He moved to the Odessa area in 1904 where he farmed for a short time. On Sept 27, 1915, he and Lola Doran were married.  Mr. Strate opened Strate’s Furniture in 1927, later adding the funeral home business. He retired in 1965 as his health began to fail. His wife preceded him in death in 1946. Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, June 18, at the English Congregational church in Odessa with Rev John A. Birchard officiating. Pall bearers were Don Strate, Greg Strate, Al Wagner, E. J. Wachter, Fritz Heimbigner and Brian Miller. He is survived by two sons, Glen of Davenport, and Lamar of Spokane; one daughter, Mrs. Erma Miller, Ritzville; 9 grandchildren and 2 great granddaughters. Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs Lydia Johnson, Mrs. Lena Fowler, Mr.s Kate Robinson and Mrs. Minnie McNeil.  Mr. Strate was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Spokane Aerie 2, for over 40 years. He belonged to the Modern Woodmen of America of Odessa, was an honorary member of the Odessa Fire Dept as he was fire chief for 28 years, and was a former member of the city council here. Burial was at the Odessa Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 6-10-1969)

Strate, Lamar,   (d. 1985; b. 1924; TS; OC; obit) “Lamar (Lee) Strate.—Passed away July 3, 1985 in Spokane. His home, Spokane. Survived by his wife, Rhea Strate, at the home; four daughters, Maria Svoboda, Hoquiam, WA, Beverly Barela, Shelly Strate, Robyn Norwood, all of Spokane; four grandchildren, Te'a Barela, Muriah Barela, both of Spokane; Katy and Mandie Svoboda, both of Hoquiam, WA; one brother, Glen Strate, Davenport, WA; one sister, Mrs. W. W. (Erma) Miller, Ritzville, WA; numerous nieces and nephews. Member and Past Master of Odessa Masonic Lodge #156 F&AM, Past member of Odessa Volunteer Fire Dept, Fraternal Order of Eagles aerie #2, Carpet Retailers Assoc. Funeral Service, Monday, July 8, 1985, at 11 a.m. Chapel of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. Rev Roger Muisiner, officiating. Interment, Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (scrapbook item)  “Lamar Strate of Spokane, born Apr 6, 1924 in Odessa to H H and Lola Strate, passed away July 3, (1985), after ill health had forced repeated hospitalization during the past eight months. Mr. Strate grew up here, graduating from Odessa High School, and worked in the family business from early childhood, taking over Strate’s Furniture Store from his father and running it until 1966. The family moved to Bellingham, where he worked for B B Furniture Company, and later to Kennewick, where he managed the discount store for New Era Furniture of Pasco.  In 1969, the family moved to Spokane, where Mr. Strate worked first for  Ken Moore Co, then for Garland Harper until ill health forced his early retirement. Active in Odessa as a member of the volunteer fire department, as a member and 1953-54  president of the Chamber of Commerce, as a member of the English Congregational Church and as a member and past master of Odessa Lodge 156, F & AM, he was a member of Eagles Aerie 2 in Spokane, where he also belonged to the Carpet Retailers Association. Preceded in death by his parents, Mr. Strate is survived by his ...” (Odessa Record: 7-18-1985)

Strate, Lola Mae Doran,   (d. 10-12-1946; b. 6-21-1890; TS; OC;  Strates; dc) “Lola Strate. Died: 10-12-1946.  Birth: 6-12-1890, Pilot Rock, OR; Spouse: Henry H; Father: Lee Doran; Mother: Matt Cox; Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) “Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon from the English Congregational church for Mrs. H. H. Strate, for 38 years a resident of the community. The Rev M. J. Galle officiated. Members of the church choir gave special music. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery, with the Strate Funeral Home, assisted by Leonard DeWitt, Walla Walla, and E G Gunderson, Enumclaw. Lola Doran was born in Pilot Rock, Oregon, June 21, 1890. Her mother died when she was four years old and some time later she went to Kentucky, where she grew to womanhood with relatives. When about 18 years old she came to Washington and made her home with her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Cox, north of Odessa. In 1915 she married H. H. Strate and they have made their home in Odessa the past 31 years. Not only did Mrs. Strate take an active part with her husband in developing the Strate Furniture Store, and sharing in community affairs, but had also provided a second home to many of the chums of her sons, particularly among local members of the armed service3s, whose parents had moved from the community, providing them a home while on furloughs or leaves. It was from among this group that pallbearers were chosen, including Edward Iltz, Roscoe Wagner and Winston Weber, Odessa; Calvin Graedel, Jr., Spokane; Tommie McDermott, Seattle, and Jack Bowman, Spokane. Mrs. Strate was an active member of the English Congregational church and ladies’ aid and a member of the Royal Neighbors of America, holding the post of drill team captain for several years...(damaged paper). Survivors include her husband, Henry H. Strate, two sons, Glen and LaMar, Odessa, and daughter, Mrs. Walters W Miller, Ritzville, and three grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 10-17-1946)

Stroh, Anna Marie,   (d. 1963; b. 1870; TS; OC; obit)  “Funeral services for Anna Marie Stroh, 92, were held from Christ Lutheran Church on Saturday morning, Pastor Werner J Fritz officiating. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home.  Music at the service included a duet by Mrs. Gerald Schafer and Mrs. Ralph Heimbigner, with Mrs. Leo Stout at the organ. Pallbearers were Dan Gettman, Reuben Fink, Ralph Heimbigner, William Schillinger, Albert Ramm and Sam Braun.  Mrs. Stroh was born Nov 8, 1870 in Russia, nee Anna Marie Seal. In 1890 she married Conrad Stroh Sr and came with him to America in 1893. They located in Seattle for four years before coming to Odessa in 1897. Mr .Stroh died in Sept 1961, after the couple had 71 years of married life, his age was 91. The family were among the early settlers here, and farmed for several years before retiring to a home in town. Advancing old age required that they enter the Rivercrest nursing home at Spokane, where death came. Survivors include one son, Conrad Stroh Jr., Odessa; 6 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild.” (Odessa Record: 1-17-1963)

Stroh, Blanche,   (d. 1988; b. 1910; TS; OC; obit) “Blanche I. Stroh.—Passed away July 21, 1988 in Spokane; Her home, Spokane. Survived by one brother, Wilbur Buckley, Wenatchee, WA; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Stroh, 1984. Graveside service, Saturday, July 23, 1988 at 11 a.m. Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA. Pastor Daniel Cronrath, officiating. Strate Funeral Home, in charge.” (scrapbook item) “Blanche Stroh, a resident of Madison North Convalescent Center in Spokane who was born to George Albert and Ellen Buckley June 16, 1910, passed away in Spokane July 21. After he mother died during her early childhood, she was raised by a step-mother, Anna Margaret, at St Andrews, WA. She was married to Lawrence Stroh in April, 1947, and took over cooking duties during harvest time at the farm. She was considered an excellent cook and baker, and collected bone china cups. Her husband preceded Mrs. Stroh in death on May 7, 1984, and she was also preceded in death by her parents, by sisters Mary, Elsie and Beulah and by brothers Oliver and George. She is survived by a brother, Wilbur, residing in a convalescent home in Wenatchee, and by nieces and nephews. Following final service at the Odessa Cemetery Chapel on July 23 with Pastor Daniel Cronrath officiating, she was laid to rest alongside her husband’s grave at the Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home in charge.” (Odessa Record-undated)

Stroh, Conrad Sr.,   (d. 1961; b. 1869; TS; OC; LL) “Conrad Stroh, Sr.  Born: Frank, No. Russia, Nov 27, 1869.  Died: Rivercrest Convalescent Home, Friday, Sept 15, 1961. Service: Christ Lutheran Church, Monday, Sept 18, 1961, Interment: Odessa Cemetery. Survived by his aged widow Anna and son Conrad Jr. Death caused by stroke. They were married 71 years. W J Fritz, Pastor.” (Christ Lutheran Church ledger) "Funeral services for Conrad Stroh, Sr.,  91, were held from Christ Lutheran Church on Monday afternoon. Pastor Werner J. Fritz officiated and burial was in the Odessa Cemetery under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home. Acting as pallbearers were Dan Gettman, Fred Gettman, Ralph Heimbigner, George Gies, William Schillinger and Sam Braun. Music was by a quartet including Lotte Hemmerling, Martha Bartalamay, Dorothy Gies and Freda Braun. In 1890 he married Miss Anna Marie Seal in Russia and came to America in 1893. After four years at Seattle they moved to Odessa in 1897. The two have had 71 years of married life together. Born in Frank, Russia, Nov 27, q869, Mr. Stroh and his wife, Anna Marie, were early settlers of the Odessa area, farming southeast of town. They had retired several years ago to a home in town. About two years ago failing health caused Mr. Stroh to enter the Rivercrest nursing home, where death came. Survivors include his widow, Anna Marie, and one son, Conrad Stroh, Jr., six grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren." (Odessa Record: 9-21-1961)

Stroh, Conrad Jr.,   (d. 1973; b. 1892; TS; OC; dc)  “Conrad Stroh, Jr.  Died: 6-28-1973. Birth: 12-18-1892, Russia. Widowed. Father: Conrad Stroh, Sr.  Mother: Anna Marie Sell.  Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card)

“Conrad Stroh Jr., who was born in Frank, Russia, on Dec 18, 1892, passed away in Odessa Thursday evening, June 28. He had lived in the Odessa area since 1897. Mr. Stroh came to America with his parents when he was two years old. They were very poor, and his father worked in the shipyards in Seattle for three years to earn enough to buy supplies to homestead southeast of Odessa in 1897. Conrad received his schooling in the country schools and was baptized and confirmed as a Lutheran.  He and Lena Zier were united in marriage on Dec 1, 1912. They had four children: a son, Lawrence, and three daughters, Edna Peters, Alice Schmierer, and Martha Hart. They raised their family on the original homestead, where they farmed until 1959, when they retired and moved to Odessa. Mrs. Stroh died in Jan, 1969.  Mr. Stroh’s only sister, Anna Marie Brink, died in 1931.  Since Mrs. Stroh died, Mrs. Blanche Bell has served Mr. Stroh as cook and companion.  He was active and well until after Father’s Day two weeks ago, when all his children were home for a visit with him. His four children survive him, as well as 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 3 at 2 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Odessa. Pastor Daniel Cronrath officiated.  Mrs. Leo Stout was organist, while Mrs. George Gies and Mrs. Ralph Heimbigner sang two duets.  Pallbearers were Roydon Schoonover, Adolph Weis, Richard Voise, David Jasman, Lloyd Tebow and Ralph Heimbigner.” (Odessa Record: 7-05-1973)

Stroh, Lawrence,   (d. 1984; b. 1920; TS; OC; obit)  “Funeral services were held at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Spokane on May 7, 1984, for Lawrence Stroh, who passed away on May 10, 1984. Pastor Kurt Lubkeman officiated. Lawrence Stroh was born on June 18, 1920. AS a child he grew up on the Stroh homestead 2 ½ miles southeast of Odessa. He was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church in Odessa. He attended the Odessa Schools and was graduated in 1938. He moved to Spokane and was employed by the Great Northern Railway. During World War II he enlisted in the Navy, serving his country for four years. Upon his discharge in 1945, he resumed employment with the railroad. In April, 1947, he was married to Blanche Buckley. He was an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Spokane. In 1981, he retired from Burlington Northern Railway. Soon after retirement, his health failed. Survivors include his wife, Blanche, at the home; three sisters, Edna Peters, Visalia, CA; Alice Schmierer, Odessa; and Martha Hart, Spokane; numerous nieces and nephews.  Graveside services and vault interment were at the Odessa Cemetery with Military Honor Guard. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 5-24-1984)

Stroh, Lena,   (d. 1969; b. 1890; TS; OC; obit)  “Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. for Mrs. Lena Stroh, who passed away on Jan 10 at the Deaconess Hospital in Spokane. The service was at Christ Lutheran Church at which Mrs. Stroh was a member. Pastor Daniel Cronrath was in charge. Mrs. Leo Stout was organist, and Mrs. George Gies and Mrs. Gerald Schafer sang.  Pallbearers were Richard Voise, Dave Jasman, Jerry Walter, Gale Martin, Ralph Heimbigner and George Gies. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery, Strate Funeral Home handled the arrangements.  Mrs. Stroh was born in Walla Walla on May 18, 1890, and christened Katharina Magdalena Zier. She married Conrad Stroh, Jr, on Dec 1, 1912. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Dec 2, 1962. They had four children, all of whom survive her, as does Mr. Stroh. They are Edna Peters and Martha Hart of Spokane, Alice Schmierer of Odessa, and a son, Lawrence of Spokane. She is also survived by two brothers and two sisters, 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 1-16-1969)

Stumpf, John G.,  (WW I)  (d. 3-16-1944; b. 1-12-1893; TS; OC; Strates) “A telegram was received by Charles Stumpf today noon stating that his brother, John Stumpf, had died at the Walla Walla veteran’s hospital. He had spent most of the winter at the hospital and was thought to be doing well. Funeral arrangements are being made. Mr. Stumpf, a veteran of the last war, is a member of the American Legion and the local post will have a part in the funeral service. Two of the Stumpf sons, Lloyd and Frank, are with the armed service and a daughter attends school here.” (Odessa Record: 3-16-1944)

Stumpf, stillborn,  d/o Philip  (d. 1-13-17; b. 1-13-17; OC; DC)  “Unnamed Female Stumpf.  Died: 13 Jan 1917, Odessa, WA. Cause: premature birth. H Mitchell, MD, Odessa, WA.  Birth: 13 Jan 1917, stillborn. Mother: Minnie Pfaff, b. Russia; Father: Philip Stumpf, b. WA; Informant: Philip Stumpf of Odessa. Burial: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, Wa.” (Lincoln County Health death card & WA State Register of Death; undertaker not shown)

Suchland, Alice (Derr),   “Alice Elda (Derr) Suchland, 86, a lifelong resident of Odessa, died Saturday, Dec 27, 2003, at the Odessa Healthcare Center long term care facility. The daughter of Jacob and Mollie (Scheller) Derr, Alice was born April 10, 1917 on the family farm southwest of Odessa. She was graduated from Odessa High School with the Class of 1935 and attended Kinman Business University in 1937. Alice married Harold Suchland on Nov 4, 1939, in Odessa, where they spent their entire lives. While Harold was in the US Army during WW II, she worked at the Odessa State Bank. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a charter member of the Heritage Church where she was involved with the memorial and flower committees as well as Vacation Bible School. Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, her parents, and three brothers, Ellsworth, Harold and Floyd.  She is survived by two sons, James Suchland and his wife Mary, of Yakima, and Jack Suchland and his wife Virginia, of Lakeridge, VA; 5 grandchildren: Krista and Alyson, of Yakima; and Jeffery and his wife Shannon, of Tacoma; April and her husband Dan, and Jonathan, all of Lakeridge, VA. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: Jan 2004)

{Suchland, baby,  #1  (no dates; TS; OC; not in Lartigue listing)

{Suchland, baby,  #2  (no dates; TS; OC; not listed in 1974 Lartigue search; assume stone purchased by Harold Suchland as he researched the cemetery and his family history.

{Suchland, baby stillborn,  (d. 3-25-1914; DC)  “Stillborn Sukland. Male, white, single; Birth: 3-25-1914, Odessa. Father: Jacob Sukland, b. Russ; Mother: Lydia Reich: b. Russ.  Death: 3-25-1914; Odessa, WA; Cause of death: suppose premature separation of placenta. H. Mitchell, Odessa.” (WA State Certificate of Death; burial not shown)

{Suchland, Daniel,   (d. 1924; b. 1903; TS; OC; not in Lartigue listing)

{Suchland, Daniel,   (d. 7-19-1925; b. 9-03-1908; Cong; census) “Daniel Suchland.  Birth: 3 Sept 19__, Odessa; Died: 19 July 1925, aged 15 yrs 10 mos 16 days, Odessa. Die eltern; 4 brothers, 5 sisters.” (Congregational Church ledger by Rev Delabarre) “Daniel Suchland. Residence: Odessa, WA. Male, white, single, farming. Birth: Dec 3, 1908, Odessa, WA. Age: 16 yrs 7 mos 16 days. Father: Jacob Suchland, born Russia. Mother: Lydia Ritz, born Russia. Informant: Sacred Heart Hosp., Spokane, WA. Death: July 19, 1925 at 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane. Cause: Cavernour thrombosis (septic Meningitis. Contributory: Boil on face. J. G. Cunningham, MD, Spokane. Burial: Odessa, WA. Undertaker: Cassady-Padgett, Spokane.” (WA State Board of Health: Certificate of Death)

Suchland, David,   (d. 1969; b. 1910; TS; OC; census; not in  Lartigue listing)  “Daniel Suchland, age 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Suchland of Odessa, died at the Sacred Heart hospital, Spokane, Sunday after an illness of five days from an infection which started with a pimple on his forehead. The infection spread through the eye to the brain and soon brought death. Daniel was a member of last year’s sophomore class in the Odessa High School and was highly respected, not only by his classmates, but by a wide acquaintance of people, in and around Odessa. He leaves to mourn his death, his father and mother, five sisters, Mrs. Dan Frieske, Mrs. John Frieske, Mrs. A. Kuhlman, Miss Lydia Suchland, and Miss Leona Suchland, and four brothers, Edward, David, Harold, and Reinhold Suchland, all of Odessa. His remains were brought back to Odessa and funeral services held at the Pilgrim Congregational church, with the Rev Delebarre officiating, after which interment took place at the Odessa Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 7-24-1925)  “David Suchland.—Passed away at a local nursing home, Dec 4. His home, S110 Madison, Spokane. Survived by one son, David Lowery, Linwood, WA; four sisters, Mrs. Lydia Swanson, Cashmere, WA; Mrs. Frieske, Spokane; Mrs. Martha Kuhlman, Spokane; Mrs. Leona Baune, Spokane Valley; 3 brothers, Edward Suchland, Brewster, WA; Harold Suchland, Odessa, WA; Reinhold Suchland, Odessa; 3 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. The Thornhill Valley Funeral Home, Spokane Valley, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: undated scrapbook)

Suchland, Edward, (d. 1975; b. 1904; TS; OC; obit)  “Edward Suchland.—Passed away Feb 21, 1975, in a local nursing home. His home, Brewster, WA. Survived by three sisters, Mrs. Frank (Leona) Baulne, Spokane, Mrs. Clarence (Lydia) Swanson, Cashmere, WA, and Mrs. Martha Kuhlman, Spokane; two brothers, Harold Suchland, Odessa, WA, and Reinhold Suchland, Odessa, WA, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Feb 25, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of the Valley, Thornhill Valley Funeral Home, S1400 Pines Road, with the Rev Kirby Berholf of the Opportunity Free Methodist Church officiating. Burial, the Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Spokesman Review: 2-25-1975)

Suchland, Emanuel,s/o Jacob  (d. 11-26-1922; b. 11-26-22; OC; DC;  not in Lartigue listing) “Infant Male Suchland. Male, white, single. Died: 26 Nov 1922, Odessa, WA. Birth: 26 Nov 1922, stillborn, breech delivery, L. M. Thompson, MD, Odessa. Odessa, WA. Mother: Lydia Resh, b. Russia; Father: Jacob Sutherland, b. Russia. Burial: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA, on 11-27-1922, no attendant.” (Lincoln County Health death card & WA State Register of Death)  

Suchland, Esther,  (d. 10-16-1914; b. 4-09-1912; TS; OC; Cong; not in Lartigue list;) “Suchland, Esther.  Born: 9 April 1912, Odessa;  Died: 16 Oct 1914, Odessa; 2 yrs 6 mos 7 days; die eltern, geswister; Buried: 17 Oct 1914, Odessa.” (Odessa Congregational death ledger, cemetery not specified)" The two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Suchland died at 3 a.m. this morning after an illness of a few days of a 

disease of the throat. Health officer Dr Lee Ganson was somewhat reluctant to call it a case of diphtheria, but as a matter of precaution placed the home under quarantine and ordered a thorough fumigation of the home." (Odessa Record: 10-16-1914)


Suchland, Harold,  (d. 1994; b. 1915; TS; OC; obit; dc) “Harold Suchland (age 79).—Passed away Sept 1, 1994 in Odessa, WA. His home Odessa, WA. Survived by his wife, Alice Suchland, at the home; two sons, James H Suchland and his wife, Mary, of Yakima, WA, Jack E, Suchland and his wife, Virginia, of Lake Ridge, VA; 5 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Leona Baulne of Spokane, Lydia Swanson of Cashmere, WA; numerous nieces and nephews. A 1935 graduate of Odessa High School. A member of the Heritage UCC, a WW II veteran, a member of the American Legion VFW, the Coin Club, Volunteer Fire Dept, all of Odessa, WA. A former City Councilman, and a life member of the Modern Woodman of America. He was project leader of the Odessa Cemetery Chapel. He started posting an aisle of flags on Odessa’s main street during the holidays. Memorial Services, Saturday, Sept 3, 1994, 11 a.m., Heritage UCC Sanctuary, Odessa, WA. Pastor Dexter Edwards, officiating. Inurnment preceded services.” (scrapbook item) “Harold Suchland. Died: 9-01-1994; Birth: 3-19-1915, WA. Father: Jakob Suchland; Mother; Lydia Ritz; Spouse: Alice Elda Derr.  Cremation: Inland Evergreen Crematory, Spokane, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card)

Suchland, Jacobm  h/o Lydia  (d. 6-12-1947; b. 3-08-1872; TS; OC; Strates; Cong; dc) “Jacob Suchland.  Died: 6-12-1947; Birth: 3-08-1872, Russia. Spouse: Lydia; Father: Gottlieb Suchland.  Mother: Marie Scharf. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) “Jacob Suchland.  Birth: 8 March 1872; Died: 12 June 1947” (Congregational Church ledger by Eslinger) “Jacob Suchland. Residence: Odessa. Place of death: at home. Birth: 3-08-1872, Russia; Death: 6-12-1947. Age 75 yrs. Male, married, white, retired warehouse employee. Wife: Lydia.  Father: Gottlieb Suchland born Russia. Mother: Marie Scharf born Russia. Cause of death: Renal disease. Physician: Bonney. Burial: Odessa Cemetery. Funeral: Eng. Church at 2 p.m. Interment: 6-15-1947” (Mortuary Ledger) “Funeral services for Jacob Suchland, 75, who had died at his home Thursday of last week, were held from the English Congregational church on Sunday. The Rev E.J. Eslinger of the UCC officiated. Burial was made in the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home. .. Grandsons were pallbearers, including Milton Frieske, Eugene Frieske, Clarence Frieske, Walter Frieske, Donald Kuhlman and Joe Williams. Mr. Suchland was born at Mansburg, Russia, March 8, 1872, and grew to manhood there. On Feb 19, 1897, he was married to Miss Lydia Ritz, and in 1900 they moved to America. Mr. and Mrs. Suchland observed their golden wedding anniversary in February of this year. Coming to America, the family located at Ritzville for two years, then moving to Odessa, where they have made their home since. Survivors include the widow, at the home, four sons, Edward, Brewster; David, Spokane; Harold and Reinhold, Odessa; five daughters, Mrs. Dan Frieske, Odessa; Mrs. C. A. Swanson, Peshastin; Mrs. John Frieske and Mrs. E. J. Kuhlman, Spokane, and Mrs. Frank Baulne, Ritzville....” (Odessa Record: 6-19-1947)

Suchland, John,   (d. no dates; TS; OC; not in listing by Lartigue)

{Suchland, Lawrence,  s/o Jac. d. 1-14-1923; b. 5-22-1919; OC; DC; Cong; census

{Suchland, Lorenz,   (d. no dates; TS; OC; dc) “Lawrence Suchland. Died: 14 Jan 1923, Odessa, WA; Birth: 23 May 1919, Odessa, WA. Mother: Lydia Ritz, born Russia; Father: Jacob Suchland born Russia; Burial: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) “Lawrence Suchland. Male, white, single. Born: May 22, 1919, Odessa, WA. Age: 3 yrs 7 mos 22 days. Father: Jacob Suchland born Russia; Mother: Lydia Rest (Ritz) born Russia. Informant: Jacob Suchland, Odessa, WA. Death: 1-14-1923, 2 p.m., Dist #6, Odessa, Lincoln Co, WA. Cause of death: Shock from hemorrhage, influenza, diarrhea following pneumonia, duration 2 hrs. L. M. Thompson, MD, Odessa. Burial: Odessa Cemetery on 11-05-1923; no attendant.” (WA State Register of Death) “Lawrence Clarence Suchland.  Birth: 22 May 1919; Died: 14 Jan 1923; 3 yrs 8 mos 4 dys.” (Congregational Church ledger by Rev Maier)

Suchland, Lydia,   (d. 12-26-1953; b. 12-13-1878; TS; OC; Cong;) “Lydia Suchland. Birth: 13 Dec 1878; Died: 26 Dec 1953; heart; 8 children.” (Congregational Church ledger by Rev E G Klein) (Edit: Lydia’s maiden name on the death cert. of stillborn is shown as “Reich” in 1914.)

Suchland, Pauline,  d/o J. & L.      (d. 5-15-1906; b. 4-15-1906; TS; OC; LL)  “Suchland, Pauline.  Died: 15 May 1906; Birth: 15 April 1906; d/o Jas Suchland and Lydia Ritz.” (Odessa Christ Lutheran Ledger)

Suchland, Reinhold,   (d. 1976; b. 1913/8; TS; OC; census; dc; b. 1918) “Reinhold Suchland. Died: 9-22-1976; Birth: 4-19-1918, WA.  Spouse: Ruth Derr; Father: Jacob Suchland; Mother: Lydia Ritz.  Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) “Reinhold Suchland, a 37-year employee of the Odessa Trading Co who worked his way up from bookkeeper to manager, died at the local hospital early Wednesday morning, Sept 22, (1976). Funeral services were held on Friday from the UCC with burial in the Odessa Cemetery, Strate Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  Suchland, the son of Jacob and Lydia Suchland, was born in Odessa on April 19, 1918. Educated in the local school system, he married Ruth Derr in Odessa in Feb of 1948. The couple raised six sons. Mr. Suchland worked his way up from a position of bookkeeper to that of manager of the Odessa Trading company, having to give up his position after suffering a stroke in August of 1970. Confined to his home, he had had a heart attack two years ago and died of another at the age of 58.  Survivors include his wife, Ruth; six sons: Tim and Ted, of Odessa; Bob, Bill, Dick and Craig of Seattle; 3 sisters, Mrs. Leona Baulne and Mrs. Martha Kuhlman of Spokane and Mrs. Clarence Swanson of Cashmere; one brother, Harold of Odessa; 14 nieces and nephews.  Reiny was a member of the Odessa Lions Club, American Legion, Odessa Gun Club, Odessa Fire Department and the UCC where he served as an officer. He was president of the Odessa Chamber of commerce in 1965. He served his country during World War II, reaching the rank of staff Sergeant. Funeral services were held at the United Congregational Church on Sept 24 with Rev James A Moore and Rev Douglas Roberts officiating. A duet was sung by Ione Zeiler and Del Kirstein, and a solo by Debbie Dammel. Organist was Delores Cook.” (Odessa Record: 9-30-1976) 

Suchland, Ruth Derr:  “Long-time Odessa resident Ruth Suchland died Tuesday, March 7, 2012 in Puyallup at the age of 86.  She was born April 6, 1925 in Odessa to Henry and Kathryn Derr. She was a 1943 graduate of Odessa High School and married Reinhold Suchland in February of 1948. Over the years she owned and operated several restaurant and antique businesses in Odessa .  She is survived by her children Dick Suchland and wife Barbara of Auburn, Wash ., Craig Suchland and wife Michele of Anchorage, Alaska, Bob Suchland and wife Katy of Seattle, Bill Suchland and wife Candy Wilbur of Pleasanton, Calif. and Ted Suchland and wife Pam of Odessa; eight grandchildren, Katie Suchland, Steven Suchland, Amanda Suchland, Brian Suchland and wife Lydia, Jeff Suchland, Samantha Suchland, Kyle Suchland and Emma Suchland; one great-granddaughter Hadyn Reynolds; and her dear friend George Gould.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Reinhold Suchland, son Tim Suchland and granddaughter Carly Suchland.  Ruth was known for her lifelong love of music, playing piano and organ and acting as choir director at her church for many years. She was also an avid antique dealer and collector and spent much of her later years hunting for her next discovery. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.  Memorial services were held March 14 at the Heritage Church , Odessa , with Pastor Jon Hayashi officiating. Graveside services preceded the memorial service at Odessa Cemetery . Strate Funeral Home of Davenport is caring for the family.”  ( Odessa Record: 3-15-2012) 

{Suchland, Ruth,  d/o Jacob  (d. 4-26-1917; b. 8-11-1916; OC, DC; Cong)  “Suchland, Ruth.  Birth: 11 Aug 1916; Died: 26 Apr 1917, age 9 mos 15 days; pneumonia; parents: Jacob Suchland and Frau; Buried: 27 Apr 1917.” (Odessa Congregational Funeral Ledger, no burial location) “Ruth Suchland. Female, white, single. Died: 26 April 1917, 11 a.m., Odessa, WA, Dist #6.  Birth: 11 Aug 1916, Odessa, WA. Mother: Lydia Ritz, born Russia; Father: Jacob Suchland, born Russia. Informant: Jacob Suchland. Cause of Death: complication of broncho-pneumonia; Contributory: Measles in February. Lee Ganson, MD, Odessa. Burial: Odessa (Cemetery), Odessa, WA.” (WA State Register of Death & Lincoln County Health death card, cemetery on card only)

Suchland, Timothy H.,   (d. 1995; b. 1949; TS; OC; obit) “Timothy Suchland.—Passed away Nov 18, 1995 in Odessa, WA. He is survived by his mother, Ruth Suchland of Odessa, WA; 5 brothers and their families, Dick and Barb, Katie, Steven Suchland of Auburn, WA; Craig and Michelle, Tyler, Brian, Jeff Suchland of Anchorage, AK; Bob and Kathleen, Emma Suchland of Ballard, WA; Bill and Candice, Samantha, Kyle Suchland of Pleaston, CA; Ted and Pam, Amanda Suchland of Odessa, WA. Preceded in death by his father, Reinhold Suchland in 1976. He is a graduate of Odessa High School and EWU, operated Pro Sights & Sounds Video. He was currently working in the Accounting Dept of the Odessa Union Warehouse. Funeral Services Wednesday, Nov 22, 1995 at 11 a.m. at the Heritage UCC sanctuary, Odessa, WA. Pastor Larry Pierson, Officiating. Interment Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (scrapbook item) “Timothy Howard Suchland.  Death: 11-18-1995; Birth: 1-09-1949.  Spouse: Never Married; Father: Reinhold Suchland; Mother: Ruth Suchland.  Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card)

Sullivan, Patrick.,  (inquest)  (d. 8-17-1908; age abt 55; OC; DC)  “In the matter of the inquisition upon the body of Patrick Sullivan, deceased. Before Frederick Woodin, Deputy Coroner. We the undersigned, the jurors, summoned to appear before the Coroner of Lincoln County at the Sullivan ranch seven miles north of Irby on the 17th day of August 1908, to inquire into the cause of the death of Patrick Sullivan having been duly sworn according to law, and having made such inquisition, after inspecting the body, and hearing the testimony adduced, upon our oaths, each and all do say that we find that the deceased was named Patrick Sullivan, that he was a native of Ireland, aged about 55 years; that he came to his death on the 17th day of August 1908 about 10 o’clock a.m. on that day and that the cause of his death was due to heart failure super-induced by the excessive use of alcohol. All of which we duly certify by this inquisition, in writing, by us signed, this 24th day  of August 1908. L. C. Densow, A. L. Randell, E. G. Noerenberg, foreman, F. H. Fogelson, George Bishop, Fred C. Densow, Jurors.” (Inquisition of Coroner’s Jury, State of WA, County of Lincoln) “I Frederick Woodin, Deputy Coroner of the County of Lincoln, State of Washington, do hereby certify that I held an inquest upon the body of Patrick Sullivan, a native of Ireland, aged about 55 years, at a place seven miles north of Irby, on the 17th day of August, AD1908. Verdict of the Jury: Death from heart failure super-induced by the excessive use of alcohol. And I further certify that I have ordered the body interred at the Odessa Cemetery in this Lincoln County on the 20th day of August AD 1908. Frederick Woodin, Coroner Lincoln County, St of WA.” (Coroner’s Certificate of Death, State of WA) “Word reached the city Monday evening of the death of Patrick Sullivan, an old timer of the Big Bend country, at his ranch eight miles north of Irby. The circumstances surrounding his death, as related by our Irby correspondent, are as follows: About 7:30 Monday morning, Emanuel Hemmerling, accompanied by a younger brother, came to the home of the deceased, having been engaged by him the day previous to grind up some cider. The boys went to work at once, where the cider press stood, some distance from the house. A short time after their arrival, they heard a noise at the house, as if some one were calling. This was several times repeated, but as Mr. Sullivan had been drinking heavily for some time previous, the boys were afraid to go to the house. The boys remained at work until about 3 p.m. when Henry Blalock passed coming home from Irby. The boys related to him what had happened, and he went to the house and discovered that Mr. Sullivan was dead, apparently having been dead several hours. The coroner was notified, and being unable to come, delegated Justice Fred Woodin to act as coroner. A jury was impaneled and taken out to the ranch, who, upon investigation, returned a verdict of natural death, prematurely brought on by the excessive use of liquor. Search of his personal effects and correspondence did not reveal the whereabouts of any of his relatives. He was a bachelor and little is known of his affairs. He was a native of Ireland but his age is not definitely known. Dr Ganson of Odessa attended the inquest, and gave alcoholism as the cause of death. Deceased has been a resident of the county for twenty three years. The body was brought to Odessa Tuesday evening by Undertaker Stone and now lies at his undertaking rooms. It has been embalmed and an effort is being made to locate the relatives of the deceased. Poor Pat! Drink was his curse. Possessing more than ordinary intelligence, he might have been a useful member of society had he been able to leave liquor alone. Let us spread a mantle of charity over his shortcomings and try to remember the good that was in him. A man of strong character in many ways, he was unable to overcome his weakness for liquor, though he tried valiantly to do so, oft remaining for months at a time on his ranch to keep away from it. But his arrival in town was always the signal for a big spree; the temptation was too strong, he couldn’t resist it. He went the way he lived in fear he would go; an ignoble death that others following in his footsteps should call up all their manhood to avoid.” (Odessa Record: 8-21-1908) (see also Lincoln Co Probate #1091, filed in 1908)

Summers, Joseph,  (same as Sommers) (d. 11-17-1933; aged 79 yrs 9 mos; OC; Strates; dc)  “Joseph Sommers.  Died: 17 Nov 1933. Birth: 17 March 1854, Austria.  Burial: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln County Health death card) 


Odessa City Cemetery Obituaries, Odessa, Washington,  submitted 

to the WAGenweb March 2006 by Marge Womach

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