Odessa Vicinity Deaths

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                                                                     Submitted by Marge Womach

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Delzer:  “Mrs Ruth Weber of Odessa, Mrs Ella Weber, Mary Bakley, and Mr and Mrs Harold Schilke, all of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, attended the funeral services on Monday at Leavenworth, WA, for Mrs Louise Delzer. Mrs Delzer was born on Nov 6, 1896 at Kulm, Russia to Mr and Mrs Christian Hille. In 1898 the family migrated from Kulm, Russia to Kulm, North Dakota. In 1900 the family came to Odessa, where Louise attended the Odessa schools. Mrs Delzer is survived by many relatives and friends.” (Odessa Record: 8-12-1982)

Detillian:  “Word has been received in Odessa that Wade J Detillian, former resident from north of Odessa, died on Aug 4 at Leavenworth. He was born on Aug 7, 1889 in Spokane County and was married to Anna Haubenschield. Detillian memorial services were held on Aug 7 at Leavenworth with Fr. Joseph O’Grady officiating. Interment was at Mt View Cemetery, Leavenworth. Doc Hashagen, another former resident, was one of the honorary pallbearers at the service.” (Odessa Record: 8-24-1972)

Doering:  “Funeral services were held on Friday, Nov 20, in Kennewick, WA, for Mrs Sophie Doering, 86. Mrs Doering was a resident of the Odessa area in the 40’s, when she and her husband farmed near here. She is the sister of Rudolph Raugust, Mrs Emma Goede, and Mrs Bertha Kiesz, of Odessa. They attended the funeral as well as Lyle Raugust, Weldon Goede and Gordon Kiesz, who were among the pall-bearers.” (Odessa Record: 11-26-1970)

Dormaier:  “A former Marlin-Odessa resident, Mrs Magdalena Dormaier, was found dead in her home at Spokane last week. Funeral services were held there Dec 13.  Mrs Dormaier was the widow of the late John Dormaier, who farmed in the Wheeler, Sprague and Marlin areas before moving to Spokane.  Her survivors include Mrs Wilma Thorvand, Spokane; Mrs Martin Christensen, Weiser, Idaho; John R Dormaier, Medical Lake; Robert Dormaier, Spokane; two sisters, Mrs Christina Wilging, Moses Lake; and Mrs Luch Schmierer, Odessa; numerous nieces and nephews.” (Odessa Record: 12-27-1962)  

Dudley:  “Rev W S Pritchard officiated on Tuesday of this week, at the funeral service of the late Benjamin Sabin Dudley of Medical Lake. Deceased was a pioneer of three states, California, Kansas and Washington, coming to Washington in 1880, settling on a farm near Medical Lake where he continued to reside until his death, at the age of 85 years.” (Odessa Record: 10-29-1915)

 Espie:  Word was received here Wednesday of the death of Sam Espie, who resided at 4411 N 12th in Tacoma. Mr Espie operated a cafe here just previous to the war and was a popular host. He retained his interest in Odessa friends and was a member of the local benevolent society. Particulars of his death were not received.” (Odessa Record: 12-23-1954)

Fears:  “Mrs Nettie Hamilton returned Monday from Spokane where she was called by the death of her nephew, S B Fears.” (Odessa Record: 4-28-1916)

Felix:  “Word has been received of the death on Dec 23 of James Felix at Friendship, WI. Funeral services were held on Dec 26. Mr Felix lived at Marlin and Irby for several years, and a few years ago left for Wisconsin, where he lived until his death. A former railway worker, he also operated farm property.” (Odessa Record: 1-24-1957)

Fendler:  “Funeral services for Henry W Fendler, 67, were held Tuesday afternoon, Sept 18, at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Spokane. Mr Fendler is a brother of Mrs Frank B Totusek. A retired service man for the Underwood Cord., Mr Fendler has been a Spokane resident most of his life.  He and his wife, Mildred, who survives him, had been living at Twin Lakes, Idaho.  Other survivors include, 1 daughter, Mrs Pauline Thayer, Spokane; one son, Robert W Fendler, Minneapolis, MN; four sisters, Mrs C H Graedel, Spokane; Mrs Totusek, Odessa; Mrs Lars Nelson and Mrs F F Cooper, Spokane; two brothers, George M Fendler, Portland, OR; and Luther C Fendler, Spokane; 6 grandchildren. Attending services from here were Mr and Mrs Frank B Totusek, Mr Cal Graedel Jr, and Mrs Bud Haase.” (Odessa Record: 9-20-1962)

Frank:  Henry Frank, father of Mrs Shirley Schoessler, passed away at Billings, MT, on Saturday, April 14, 1979. Mr and Mrs Frank had arrived in Odessa on Sunday, April 7, to visit their daughter and family. The following afternoon he suffered a massive stroke at the Schoessler home and was taken to the Odessa hospital for emergency treatment before being taken to Spokane by ambulance. He was in a coma all of this time. On Thursday evening, Mr Frank was flown to Billings by air ambulance where he passed away on Saturday evening. Mr Frank was born May 24, 1909 in Laurel, MT. He was confirmed by the Rev George Kissler, the late husband of Mrs Clara Kissler of Odessa. Rev Kissler also officiated at the marriage of Mr Frank to Elizabeth Hardt in Laurel. Survivors include his wife; five daughters: Frances, Mrs Val Haman; Gloria, Mrs Raymond Robertus; Elsie, Mrs Robert Bernhardt; and Connie, Mrs Robert Reiter, all of the Billings area; Shirley, Mrs Everett Schoessler of Odessa; and one son, Vince Frank, who will be graduating May 8 from the Dallas Theological Seminary of Dallas, TX; 23 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the First Congregational Church in Laurel on Thursday, April 21, with the Rev Elmer Wilhelm officiating.” (Odessa Record: 4-26-1979)

Frank:  “Word has been received of the death of Mrs John Frank, 87, at Seattle during the past week end. The Frank family lived for many years at Odessa, where Mr Frank operated a blacksmith shop. Funeral services were held on Monday.” (Odessa Record: 12-27-1956)

Franz:  Alvin R Franz, 52, a former resident of the Ruff-Marlin area, died June 18, in Wichita, KS, following heart surgery. He is survived by his wife, LaVona, four grown children, two grandsons and three brothers in this area: Herbert, Harold and Earl, and two sisters.  Alvin was in the insurance business and was a piano tuning technician. He was very active in music in his community, it is reported.” (Odessa Record: 6-24-1976)

Franz:  “Mrs Esther C Franz, 61, Lind, died Sunday night at the Deaconess Hospital in Spokane.  She was the wife of Walter Franz, farmer and former president of the East Columbia Basin Irrigation District. Funeral services were scheduled Wednesday at 2:30 in Immanuel Lutheran Church in Moses Lake with Rev Gordon Braun and Rev Harris Waltner officiating. Burial was in Pioneer Memorial Gardens.  Mrs Franz was born Aug 31, 1910, in Canada. She was a graduate of Cheney Normal, now Eastern Wash. State College, and was a teacher in Montana for several years before she began teaching in Spokane.  She married Walter Franz in 1943.  Esther C Franz is survived by her husband at the family home; by two daughters, Nancy L Franz and Margret S Franz, both of Seattle; and by two sisters, Miss Inez Borgardt of Spokane and Mrs Horace Merriman of Wenatchee.” (Odessa Record: 12-02-1971)

Frasch:  “Funeral services for Melvin Frasch, former Odessa resident and owner of Mel’s Sharp All, will be held on Friday, Jan 25th at 10 a.m. at Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel in Quincy.” (Odessa Record: 24 Jan 1985) “Melvin G Frasch, age 58, passed away on Monday, Jan 21, 1985, at his nephew’s residence at Quincy, and funeral services were held on Friday, Jan 25, 1985 at Scharback’s Columbia Funeral Chapel. Mel was born on July 31, 1926 in Buelah, ND. He attended schools in Montana and served in the US Army from Oct 1945 to Nov of 1946. He was employed in the construction business for many years, and for a few years owned and operated ‘Mel’s Sharp All’ in Odessa. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Survivors include three sons, Randy and Richard of Missoula, MT, and Gregory of Boise; one daughter, Carol Graham of Germany; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Richard of Chanhassen, MN and Edward of Grandview, WA; and two sisters, Edna Wiedreick of Buelah, ND; and Vi Entzel of George, WA. Concluding services were at the Quincy Valley Cemetery with Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 1-31-1985)

Gans:  Otto Gans, 85, a resident of Ephrata for the past 28 years, died on Wednesday in Olympia. He was born June 30, 1894, at Sarata, Russia, and was a retired farmer in the Ephrata area.  On Sept 25, 1921 he married Mollie Hardt in Odessa. Survivors include his wife, at the home; three sons, Ervin of Spokane; Lauren of Olympia and Dave of Bellevue; two daughters, Mrs Velma Langlois, Lacey, and Mrs Shirley Clark, Bothell; one brother, Alfred Gans, Woodland; two sisters, Bertha Schmierer, Odessa; and Mrs Renz, Spokane; and 19 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 9-20-1979; see Odessa Cemetery)

Gates:  “Double death came to the family of Mr and Mrs Donald Gates last month, when they lost their new born child, and Mr Gates’ father died also.  The ashes of tiny Jay Alan Gates were interred with his paternal grandfather, Ora L Gates, 71, on Oct 9, at Shelton. Survivors of Jay Alan were his parents, Mr and Mrs Donald Gates, Shelton; two brothers, Robert and Chris, and a sister, Linda, all at home; his grandparents, Mr and Mrs O L Gates, Shelton, and Mr and Mrs George Williams, Odessa. Mr and Mrs Williams have returned from spending several weeks at Shelton with their daughter during this tragedy.” (Odessa Record: 11-01-1962)

Gering:  Laura Carolina Gering, 58, a Moscow area resident for the past 30 years, died Nov 22 at her home.  Mrs Gering and her husband, Jonathan, resided in Ritzville until moving to a farm east of Moscow in 1946. The couple farmed there until they retired and moved into Moscow in 1965. They were married in Ritzville on Nov 30, 1939. Mrs Gering was born April 19, 1918 in Ritzville. She received her education there. She was a member of the Nazarene Church. Funeral services were held Friday at 10 a.m. in the Moscow Nazarene Church, the Rev Harold Stickney officiating.  Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. In addition to her husband, survivors include three brothers, Jacob and Chris Greenwalt, Ritzville; Herman Greenwalt, Palouse; a sister, Anna Hardt, Spokane; and several nieces and nephews.” (Odessa Record: 12-02-1976)

Gettman:  “Services of commemoration were held on Monday, Nov 5, 1984 from the Betts Memorial Chapel in Wenatchee, WA, for Minnie Gettman, 85, who passed away on Nov 1, 1984 at a Wenatchee convalescent center following an extended illness. Rev William Shimkus officiated at the 11 a.m. services. Minnie Gettman was born on April 7, 1899, on a ship enroute to the United States from Germany, to Mr and Mrs Jacob Homberg. Her parents later settled in Odessa, where Mrs Gettman spent her early life, moving to Spokane when she was about 18 years of age. On Oct 13, 1919, she was married to John H Gettman in Spokane. They moved to Wenatchee in 1921 and had since made their home there.  Mr and Mrs Gettman owned and operated  an orchard in the Wenatchee area. Mrs Gettman was a member of St Paul Lutheran Church of Wenatchee. Survivors include two sons, Floyde R Gettman, Wenatchee; and Dr Robert A Gettman, Eureka, CA; one daughter, Mrs Norman (Betty Jean) Reid, Brewster; two brothers, Sam Homberg and Jake Homberg, both of Odessa; four sisters, Martha Pritchard, Moses Lake; Elizabeth Fink, Katie Kissler, and Mary Howarth, all of Odessa; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren. Organist for the services was Mrs Lillian Reems. Interment was at the Wenatchee City Cemetery with Betts Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 11-15-1984)

Giese:  Clarence Giese, 75, died Sunday, Sept 26, 2004, in Colorado Springs, CO, after a long illness with cancer.  He was born Nov 14, 1928 on the family farm near Moody, the son of August and Magdelena (Jeske) Giese.  He attended the Odessa schools and was graduated from the Univ. of WA with a BS degree in electrical engineering. He later received a PhD from the Univ. of Southern California. He was involved in space programs with TRW in San Diego and with NASA in Huntsville, AL, and Atlanta. He retired in Colorado Springs.  He is survived by his wife Marian and three children, Bruce, Douglas and Elaine; one brother, Clifford Giese, of Moses Lake; and four sisters, Dorothea Catlow, of Ephrata; Marie DeWitt of Yuma, AZ; Ruth Long, of Orland, CA; and Lorrain Oster of Moses Lake.” (Odessa Record: 10-04-2004)

Giese:  “A memorial service was held in Seattle recently for Gerald L Giese who died March 25. Born in Odessa on Oct 13, 1937, Jerry graduated from Odessa High School in 1955. He served in the Air Force from 1957-1960, graduated from WSU in 1962, and was married in 1964 to Sharon Smith in Ephrata. The couple had lived in Seattle since 1967 where Jerry was employed by the regional office of the Veteran’s Administration for the past 3 years. Survivors include his wife, Sharon in Seattle; his mother, Maude Giese of Spokane; and one sister, Janice Graham of Sunnymead, CA.” (Odessa Record: 4-08-1976)

Giese:  Oscar Giese, 71, died Oct 2, 1978, a Wenatchee resident. He was born in Batum on May 2, 1902, and spent his early life in the Odessa area. In 1918 he joined the US Marine Corps and served 28 months in China. He married Mary J Salyers on Nov 22, 1933 in Wenatchee. They lived in Portland and later in Wenatchee. Surviving are his wife, at home; a son, Terry, East Wenatchee; a brother, Gottlieb, Spokane; four sisters, Mrs Alma Spurling, Mrs Frieda Rodgers and Mrs Olga Schoonover, all of Odessa, and Mrs Hulda Ingram, Seattle; and two grandchildren. Services will be announced later by Jones & Jones Funeral Home. (notes from Odessa Record: 10-05-1978)

Giese:  Otto E Giese, 69, an orchardist of East Wenatchee, died in a Wenatchee hospital July 11 following an extended illness. He was the half-brother of Mrs Alma Spurling and Mrs Olga Schoonover of Odessa. Born March 22, 1901, at Batum, in 1922 he went to the Wenatchee Valley. He married Catherine Snell in Oct 1926 at Davenport. In 1935 he purchased an orchard and moved to Dryden. In 1945 he returned to East Wenatchee where he purchased an orchard. Surviving are his widow; one brother, Oscar Giese, Wenatchee; a half brother, G B Giese, Spokane; four half sisters, Mrs Spurling and Mrs Schoonover of Odessa, Mrs Freida Rodgers, Forks, and Mrs Hilda Ingram, Seattle. Funeral services were Wednesday, July 15, at Wenatchee.” (Odessa Record: 7-23-1970)

Goossen:  Alma Marie Schneider Goossen died April 13th in Spokane, it is reported in Odessa. Funeral services were held on April 17 at 2:00 from the Riplinger Funeral Home, Rev Vernon Kendall, officiating. Interment was in Fairmount Memorial Park.  Mrs Goossen grew up in Odessa, graduating from Odessa High School. She attended Cheney Normal and taught four terms in Montana. She was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Spokane.  Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Wilma Wright; a sister, Louise Schneider; a brother, Otto Schneider, and two grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 4-27-1972)

Grabow:  Leona Bardonner Grabow died on Saturday, June 3, 1978 at Spokane. She was born August 10, 1901 in Cicero, IN, to Charles and Margaret Bardonner. She married Rev Arthur H Grabow on Sept 12, 1923 in Arcadia, IN. They came to Marlin in 1930 where they lived until 1966. A son, Earl, preceded her in death in 1945. Surviving are her husband; three sons, Harry of Odessa, Victor of Anchorage, and Robert of Centereach, NY; one daughter, Evelyn (Mrs Jim) Lee of Riverside, CA; a sister, Mrs Erma Hall of Indianapolis, IN; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were in Spokane at Pilgrim Lutheran Church with interment at Greenwood Cemetery. (notes from Odessa Record: 6-08-1978)

Hanks:  “Funeral  services were held for Laura A Hanks at Everett, WA, on Jan 3, 1979. She died Dec 31, 1978 at Everett.  Mrs Hanks was born on July 5, 1908 in Odessa, WA and had resided in Everett for the past 20 years.  She is survived by her husband, Everett, at the home; four sons, Farnham and Charles, both of Everett; John of Seattle and William of Lynnwood; a daughter, Mrs Marjorie Manais of Stanwood and many grandchildren. Four brothers, Edwin Kuest of Spokane, Edmund Kuest of Dryden, Eugene Kuest of Odessa and Harvey Kuest of Soap Lake; three sisters, Elsie Uhrich and Esther Becker of Odessa and Anna Vennect of Everett. Private family services were held at 1 p.m. on Jan 3, 1979 at the Chapel of Cassidy Funeral Home. Private burial was in Cypress Lawn Cemetery. Attending the funeral from Odessa were Elsie Uhrich, Sharon Pfeifer and Rita Voise. Attending from Dryden were Ed and Lorena Kuest.” (Odessa Record: 1-11-1979)

Harapot: "John Harapot died at his home on First avenue, near the bridge, Wednesday evening from bladder trouble, aged 56 years. The deceased was a native of Bohemia, and emigrated to this country about 25 years ago. He has been a resident of this place for the past 11 years, and leaves an aged wife as his only surviving relative. The funeral will be held from the residence Saturday at 10 a.m." (Odessa Record: 5-23-1913) Edit: John’s surname appears in business listings as Harapat with his occupation as laborer. His burial location has not been found.

Haymes:  Robert Lee Haymes, Cashmere, ‘Bobby’ to those in Odessa who know him, was drowned in Lake Chelan last Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services were on Friday, at which time Hy E Rieke sang. He was the four year old son of Mr and Mrs Ralph Haymes, and had been at the lake with his mother and other friends. Last seen playing about the wharf he was later found lying in about 7 feet of water. Dr L M Thompson, Mr Haymes, the boy’s mother and two Cashmere fire department members raced to the lake, but respiration efforts failed.” (Odessa Record: 7-05-1935)

Heimbigner:  Ben Heimbigner of Yakima, born in Odessa Sept 21, 1916 to Henry and Hanna Heimbigner, died June 23, at St Elizabeth Medical Center, Yakima.  Raised and educated in Odessa, he later attended EWU, the U of W, the Univ. of CA, Stanford Univ. and Central Washington State College. He served as a staff sergeant in the US Army during WW II, first in Europe and later in the Pacific. A math teacher for many years, Mr Heimbigner taught in Bridgeport, Redondo, Federal Way, Davenport, Wilbur, and at Oakesdale where he was superintendent of schools. In 1954 he moved to Yakima, where he taught at Franklin Junior High School until his retirement in 1973. An active member and leader in the Boy Scouts of America, he was an Eagle Scout and a Scoutmaster. He was a member of Central Lutheran Church, where he had served on the church council, of the American Association of Retired Persons, of the Retired Teachers Association, and of the Knife and Fork Club.  He married Marjorie Lamoreux on Feb 14, 1942. She survives, at the family home, as do three sons, Mike of Kennewick, Gary of Redmond, and Dennis of Boulder, CO. Other survivors include his mother, Hanna Heimbigner, of Odessa; and two brothers, Ralph of Odessa, and Ray of Kennewick. He also leaves two grandchildren. Mr Heimbigner was preceded in death by his father, Henry Heimbigner, and by two brothers, Lawrence and Elmer Heimbigner.  Funeral services were held Wednesday in Central Lutheran Church, Yakima. Burial followed in Terrace Heights Memorial Park.” (Odessa Record: 6-27-1985)

Hileman:  Edith O Hileman of Vancouver, a teacher in the Odessa school system for several years during the 1950s, died April 23, in a Vancouver hospital. Born April 10, 1908 in Mabel, Oregon, she last taught at the Carson School District, and had been retired for several years. She lived in Vancouver 67 years.  Miss Hileman was a member of state and national teachers’ associations, and of the Hillcrest Church of the Nazarene. She is survived by a sister, Mildred Wishon, also of Vancouver. Funeral service was held April 27 at Vancouver Funeral Chapel, the Rev David Slamp officiating. Burial followed in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 5-16-1985)

Hille:  “Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Feb 21, 1984 at the Keith and Keith Chapel in Yakima for Christian G Hille, who passed away on Thursday, Feb 16, 1984.  Mr Hille was born July 22, 1906 in Odessa, WA, to Christian and Mary Hille. He was raised and educated in Odessa and moved to Yakima in 1931. He was married to Frieda Hardt in Yakima on Sept 21, 1931. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1981. During his working years, Mr Hille was employed as a mechanic maintenance man for Borton and Sons for forty years. He enjoyed woodworking, carpentry, fishing and was a member of the Yakima Steelheaders. He was also a member of the Assembly of God Church.  Survivors include his wife, Frieda Hille, Yakima; a daughter, Mrs Don (Rita) Bolin, Yakima; a son, Ivan Hille, Yakima; three sisters, Mrs Ella Weber and Mrs Mary Bakley, both of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Mrs Tina Cline, Cashmere; 5 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Odessa Record: 2-23-1984)

Hille:  Gottlieb Hille of Eagle Creek, Oregon, formerly a resident of the Odessa community, died at the Gresham, Oregon, hospital on Wednesday, Dec 12. He was born July 19, 1890, at Kulm, Russia. He came to the US at the age of 12 years and settled with his parents in North Dakota. Later, moving to the Odessa area, they remained here until 1942, then moved to Eagle Creek, where they have lived since. He was a member of the Brethren Congregational Church in Portland. He was buried in the Rose City Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Martha; one son, Almon Hille, Portland; 6 daughters, Mrs Lorena Kuest, Dryden; Mrs Emma Sackmann, Odessa; Mrs Anges Banaka, Portland; Mrs Anna Powell, Salem; Mrs Dorothy Meyer, Portland; Mrs Rose Mary Miller, Fort St James, BC; 24 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 12-20-1962)

Hille:  “Funeral services were held for Martha Hille on Feb 18 from the Ross Hollywood Chapel at Portland.  Mrs Hille was born May 15, 1894 at Freeman, SD, to Henry and Christina Delzer. The Delzer family moved to Odessa area in her youth. In 1913 she was united in marriage to Gottlieb Hille. They lived in the area until 1942, then moving to Oregon.  She was a member of the Rivercrest Community Church, United Church of Christ. Mrs Hille died on Feb 13, 1976 in a Portland hospital after a brief illness. Her husband and an infant son preceded her in death.  She leaves to mourn one son, Almon, of Portland; 6 daughters: Mrs Edmund (Lorena) Kuest, Dryden; Mrs Art (Emma) Deife, Odessa; Mrs Agnes Banaka, Mrs Elwood (Ann) Powell and Mrs Lawrence (Dorothy) Meyer, all of Portland; Mrs Conrad (Rosemary) Miller, Princeton, BC, Canada; 25 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters and four brothers. Casket bearers for the service were grandsons: Alan, Bruce and Russell Meyer, Charles Banaka, Arvin, Larry and Randy Hille, and Steve Powell. The Rev Robert Klein officiated at the service. Interment was in the Rose City Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 3-11-1976)

Hinzman:  Edward B Hinzman, 37, former Odessa resident, recently a Spokane trucker, committed suicide Friday night by taking what was believed to be strychnine. Despondency was blamed for his ending his life.  He is survived by his wife, Edythe, at the home; two step-children, Lepha and Lloyd, both at home; his father, John Hinzman of Wapato; three sisters, Mrs Carl Brown, Spokane; Mrs R L Gans, Wapato; and Mrs Rudolph Warner; three brothers, Isadore, William and Edwin, all of Wapato; one aunt, Mrs Barney Burbank, of Spokane. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at 10 o’clock from the Alwin chapel of a Spokane funeral home. Burial was made at Spokane. Hinzman made occasional trips to Odessa in his business as a trucker. Recently he had been involved in an automobile accident, in which two other cars were involved, and it was believed this had much to do with his action in taking poison.” (Odessa Record: 5-03-1935) 

Hirschel:  “Funeral services were held Sunday at the Latah Evangelical church for Henry Hirschel Sr, 80, father of Mrs J B Loeffelbein of Odessa. Mr Hirschel, who died Thursday night, came to this state in 1902 from Minnesota. He settled on a farm near Latah, where he lived until his death. He is survived by his widow, Elizabeth; four sons, Henry, Edward, Otto and Walter of Latah, and six daughters, Mrs Mary Janson of Plum mer, Idaho; Mrs Emma Loeffelbein of Odessa; Mrs Esther Helmke of Hartline; Mrs Stella Nott of Spokane; Miss Alice Hirschel of Edwall and Miss Lilly Hirschel at home; two brothers, 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.” ( Odessa Record: 10-04-1935)

Hoff:  (Lena Quast Hoff)  “A telegram was received on Tuesday morning by Mr and Mrs Robert Brauer informing them that Mrs Brauer’s sister, Mrs Gust Hoff, had died that morning at Lodi, CA.  Mrs Brauer left for there on Wednesday morning, where funeral arrangements were being made. Mrs Hoff had been in poor health for some time, after attacks of double pneumonia twice within recent months.  Other survivors include a sister, Mrs R Scheutze, of Texas, and two brothers, Emanuel and William Quast of Spokane.”  (Odessa Record: 5-22-1947) 

Holderness:  “Funeral services were held in Kirkland on Tuesday, June 1, for Jack Holderness, who died there of a heart attack.  Mr Holderness is a former resident of Odessa. He was associated with Culligan Soft Water and had also worked for the Port of Seattle. He and Mrs Holderness left Odessa about ten years ago, and moved to Kirkland. he is survived by his wife, Gretchen, a daughter, Mrs Sue Buettner, and a grandson, Christopher. Mr and Mrs Paul Schafer attended the funeral services.” (Odessa Record: 6-10-1971)

Hoover:  “Funeral services for Clarence Hoover, former Marlin resident, were held at Spokane on Wednesday afternoon. Pastor Joseph C Elmer officiated and burial was in Fairmont Memorial Park.  Hoover died at the veterans hospital in Spokane Friday night after a long illness. He was born near Moquoketa, Iowa, April 2, 1897, the son of Joseph and Anna Hose Hoover. The family settled south of Marlin in the early 1900s, where he lived until his marriage to Madge Hochstatter of Moses Lake. In recent years he had made his home at Moses Lake.  Mrs Hoover is in a Spokane hospital having suffered a heart stroke. Survivors include his wife, Madge; four daughters, Mrs Dorothy White, Yakima; Mrs Ethel Smith, Elk; Mrs Carolyn Bishop in France; Mrs Lorraine Dussault of Soap Lake; three sons, Clifford Hoover, Seattle; Allen Hoover in California; Cecil Hoover, Moses Lake; five brothers, Walter Hoover, Marlin; Edgar Hoover, San Jose, CA; Alfred, Emanuel and Earl Hoover, all of Spokane; one sister, Mrs Ruby Totusek, Marlin and 20 grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 8-09-1962)

Hopp:  “Funeral services for Conrad Hopp Jr, 51, who died suddenly at a Wenatchee hospital Saturday, were held on Tuesday from the Dryden Congregational church. The Rev A C Delebarre conducted the service, with burial in the Cashmere Cemetery. He was born in Russia and came to the US with his parents when 9 years old. The family settled in Odessa. He married Rosalia Rauter in 1928, and they went to Cashmere in 1930, where they operated a fruit ranch west of the city.  He is survived by his widow, Rosalia, at the home; one son, Merlin Hopp, Cashmere; one daughter, Mrs Jack Scribner, Seattle; his parents, Mr and Mrs Conrad Hopp Sr, Odessa; two brothers, Henry Hopp, Odessa; and Daniel Hopp, Colville; four sisters, Mrs Harry Lieder, Fresno, CA; Mrs Leo Wolf, Deer Park; Mrs Henry Agte, Elk; and Mrs Edwin Lobe, Lamona; and two grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 4 Nov 1954)

Hoppe:  “Funeral services were held on Wednesday at Spokane, for Fred Karl Hoppe, former Odessa meat dealer, and for the past four years a resident of Chattaroy, WA. He was a real estate broker in the Cardinal Real Estate Co. Mr Hoppe was the son of the late John E and Carrie Westerman Hoppe, early settlers in the Waterville and Chelan, WA areas. He was a graduate of Lewis and Clark high school and the former Northwestern Business College in Spokane.  A bookkeeper for a number of years for F O Berg and company, he turned to cattle raising in the Wilson Creek and Odessa areas. He also operated a retail meat market in Odessa. He was a salesman and manager for 12 years for the Hobart-Dayton Scales and Food Equipment lines in both Spokane and Salt Lake City. In 1941, he entered the real estate business and owned both the Standard Realty Co and Terminal Realty Co.  He sold both firms to former employees.  Survivors include his wife, Hazel Hoppe, at the home; three daughters, Mrs Marjorie Bollard of Spokane; Mrs Dorothy Neville, Los Angeles, CA; and Mrs Barbara Ballard, of Chattaroy; three sons, Fred Hoppe, Kennewick; John Hoppe, Seattle; and Robt. Hoppe, of Chattaroy; two sisters, Mrs Laura Carroll, Olympia, and Mrs Marguerite Proells of Spokane; one brother, William Hoppe of Spokane.” (Odessa Record: 4-08-1954)

Hull:  “The community of Marlin was saddened by the news of the death of Orville Hull of Santa Rosa, CA, on Aug 26, 1982. Orville was born at Marlin and was graduated form the Marlin High School.  Preceding him in death were his father, Bert Hull, and sister, Doris Hull Shelton. Survivors include his wife, Lee Hull; daughter and son-in-law, Rosanne and William McCaughey, Bellevue, WA; daughter and son-in-law, Marianne and Robert Hayes, Kent, WA; son and daughter-in-law, James and Rachel Wentworth of Salt Lake City, Utah; and by his mother, Mary C Hull of Spokane. Private interment of cremains was held at the Pines Mausoleum, Pines Cemetery, Spokane on Tuesday, Aug 31, 1982.” (Odessa Record: 9-02-1982)

Iksic:  Luka Iksic, father of Louis Iksic, Jr, Irby, died at the Memorial hospital in Odessa on Sunday, April 10. He and his wife had been residing at Irby in recent months. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 15, from the Van Horn Funeral Home in Monroeville, PA, home of Mr Iksic. The body will lie in state here at the Strate Funeral Home Tuesday evening. Luka Iksic is survived by his wife, Helen, Monroeville; two sons, Louis Iksic, Jr, Odessa; and George A Iksic, Monroeville; one daughter, Helen Topetcher, Monroeville; 14 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. He was a member of the Bethel Church in Monroeville, PA, the Croation Fraternal Union and the German Beneficial Union, both of Monroeville. Luka Iksic was born Oct 18, 1888 in Yugoslavia. He was a laborer in the steel mills of Pennsylvania before his retirement. He and his wife had celebrated their 51st anniversary Jan 30, 1977 at Irby.” (Odessa Record: 4-14-1977)


Odessa Obituaries, unspecified burial location, Odessa, Washington, 

submitted March 2006 by Marge Womach

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