Odessa Vicinity Deaths

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Aker, Marion C., Dr,  “Dr Marion C Aker, 30, who had been ill at the Sacred Heart hospital at Spokane since Dec 27, suffering from septicemia, died Tuesday. The infection started while he was doing a tonsil operation. He had an abrasion of the right index finger of which he was not aware when he began the operation. Blood poisoning followed and pneumonia set in several days before he died.  Dr Aker began his academic work at the University of Indiana and also graduated from the medical school there. He came to Spokane in July, 1934, and served as intern at the Sacred Heart hospital. In August he began practicing in Ritzville. Burial will be made in Indiana.” (Odessa Record: 1-24-1936)

Allen, Art,   “Art Allen, 83, a long-time Ephrata resident and major force in the Grant County Historical Museum, passed away Wednesday, Sept 9, (1987) at Columbia Basin Hospital in Ephrata. He was born on Nov 7, 1903 at Bright, west of Coulee City, to Ben and Laura Allen. The family lived in Snohomish and Cottonwood, Idaho where he attended grade school before coming to Ephrata in 1920. Mr Allen graduated from Ephrata High School in 1924… With his brother, Bob, he owned a ranch at Wilson Creek where they raised cattle and sheep… He married Helene Allmendinger on Dec 25, 1929 at Palisades where they farmed for 32 years….In 1972 he and his wife retired and moved to Ephrata… He is survived by his wife, Helene, at the home; a son, Ben Allen of Cashmere; a daughter, Fran Roth of Palisades; a brother, Lester Allen of Kennewick; three grandchildren and a great granddaughter. Mr Allen was preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters. Memorial funeral services will be held Friday, Sept 11, at 2 p.m. at Nicoles Funeral Home with the Rev John Reinmuth officiating.” (scrapbook item: 9-__-1987)

Allen, Helene Marie,   Helene Marie Allen, 83, of Ephrata passed away on Monday, May 2, at the Columbia Basin Hospital in Ephrata. She was born on July 21, 1910 in Wenatchee and had lived in the Columbia Basin all of her life. She married Art Allen on Dec 25, 1939 in Palisades where they farmed until their retirement in 1972. They then moved to Ephrata. Mrs Allen was a member of the United Methodist Church in Ephrata, was active in the Grant County Historical Society, the Ephrata Garden Club, and the Ephrata Lady Lions. She is survived by a son, Ben Allen of Quincy; a daughter, Fran Roth of Palisades; 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Mrs Allen was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and two sisters. Memorial services will be held May 10 at 10 a.m. at the Nicoles Funeral Home Chapel in Ephrata.” (scrapbook item)

Allen, P.S. "Jack", 1937,  "Freight Truck is Burned at Ritzville. A freight truck fire, in which P S (Jack) Allen, Portland, OR, met his death as flames consumed his 15-ton truck and trailer near Ritzville on Tuesday, brought an investigation. The huge carrier hurtled off the Columbia Basin highway about 8:30 Tuesday morning and was burning at 2:30 p.m. The intense heat kept rescuers away for hours, water and chemicals rushed to the scene by the Ritzville fire department at first proving futile. The driver’s body was burned beyond recognition before it could be pulled from the flaming wreckage. Whether a co-driver was in the sleeping quarters above the driver’s cab could not be determined, but it is understood an interstate commerce ruling requires two pilots on freight carriers of this type. No other body was found in the wreckage." (Odessa Record: 4-29-1937)

Arnold, Mrs. Nancy, 1915,    "Mrs Nancy Arnold, aged 69, for many years a milliner of Hartline, was buried last Friday. Her death came as a result of shock when the bandits who attempted robbery of the Hartline bank in September, shot out every window in her house, which adjoined the bank. When Mrs Arnold heard the explosion she lighted a lamp and narrowly escaped being shot. After the harrowing experience her health began to fail." (Odessa Record: 1-15-1915)

Austin,  Joseph,  Jul 16, 1918,  "Joseph Austin, father of Mrs Weik of Odessa, died 7-16-1918 at Spirit Lake, Iowa, aged 75 yrs. He was born in England and later fought four years in the Civil War with honors. He is survived by a widow, four daughters and three sons. (notes from Odessa Record: 7-19-1918)

Barrett,  Louis, 1915, " Louis Barretta,  brother of Mrs H B Biesen of Odessa, and a son of Mr and Mrs P E Barrett of Spokane, was killed late last Saturday night in an auto accident. He was in his senior year at Gonzaga College. The family formerly came from Hutchinson, MN. (notes from Odessa Record: 10-01-1915)

Bartelt, Charles H.,   “Charles H Bartelt, age 69, a pioneer of Spokane county, died at Spokane Monday after a lingering illness. Mr Bartelt was quite well known by a number of Odessa people having visited here on different occasions at the home of his daughter, Mrs A C Scheel.  He is survived by his wife, Lettie, five daughters, Mrs A C Scheel, Odessa; Mrs K S Robinson, Bend, OR; Mrs W A Baldwin, Portuguese, MT; Mrs C W Cross, Cusick, WA; Mrs E M Moss, Spokane; three sons, Arlie Bartelt, Odessa; Fred, Evans, MT; and Ernest, Spokane. His funeral services were held from the Methodist Episcopal church at Spokane, and interment took place at Rockford, WA.” (Odessa Record: 2-11-1927)

Barr, Betty Juanita, Rev,    “The Rev Betty Juanita Barr, 82, of Ephrata passed away on Thursday, March 3, in Spokane. She was born on March 12, 1911 in Houston, Texas, of unknown parents, and as a baby was placed in the home of the Rev and Mrs Cyrus Willson who resided in Arkansas. The family moved to Washington state while she was a child.  During WW II she worked at Kaiser Shipyard in Vancouver, studied at Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland, OR and became a nurse. She married Carl J Barr of Soap Lake, and while living in the Columbia Basin worked at McKay Memorial Hospital in Soap Lake and Deaconess Hospital in Wenatchee…. In 1990, following the death of her husband, she moved to Ephrata to be near her family. The Rev Barr is survived by two sons, Carl A Barr of Ephrata and Gerald D Barr of Redding, CA; a daughter, Delores Knopp of Coulee City; 17 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren,…. She was preceded in death by her husband, two daughters, a grandson, and a son-in-law. Services will be held March 9 at the Ball and Dodd (North) Funeral Home in Spokane. Interment will follow at the Peone Cemetery in Spokane.” (scrapbook item)

Bastrom, Henry,   “Funeral services were held at Spokane on Monday for Henry Bastrom, former Odessa resident. The Rev Homer Schwarz officiated and burial was in Riverside Park Cemetery.  Henry Bastrom was born in Odessa, a son of the late Mr and Mrs Jacob Bastrom, pioneers. He was reared in this community, worked for a time with the state highway maintenance division and then for the Great Northern railway. In recent years he was section foreman at Quincy. When his health failed he joined other members of the family at Spokane.  Survivors include two sisters, Lydia B Cobem, Spokane; Annie Reitner, Tacoma; three brothers, Daniel Bastrom, Spokane; Rudolph Bastrom, Orting, WA; and Jake Bastrom, Auburn, WA.”  (scrapbook item: Aug 1961)

Beck, Lawrence,   “Mrs Earl Mettie, Miss Ione Beck, George Beck, Stanley Beck and Camas Lenz, all came to Marlin Saturday, called by the death of Lawrence Beck.”  (Odessa Record: 9-27-1935)*Beck: *“Marlin Merchant Victim of Death. _Lawrence Beck_, 72, pioneer
Marlin merchant, died there Saturday of heart trouble. Survivors include his widow, two daughters, Mrs Emma Mettie, Portland, Oregon, and Ione, San Francisco; and 3 sons, George, a professor in the Ellensburg State Normal School; Stanley, student at the University of Washington, with whom he has been associated in the store several years; 4 sisters: Mrs Lena Habezer of Missouri, Mrs Marie Turner of Kennewick, Mrs Warren Schoonover of Spokane, and Mrs Lillie Holmes of Opportunity; 3 brothers, William of Mexico, John and George of Spokane, 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Mr Beck homesteaded near Marlin in the early days, later moved to Spokane where he operated a grocery several years, then returned to Marlin, where he has been in business since.” Odessa Record: (9-27-1935)

Becker, George B.,  "George B Becker died at his home here Wednesday after a lingering illness. He was born in Varnburg, Russia, Sept 11, 1868. He came to the United States in 1907 and has lived in or near Ritzville since. He is survived by his widow, Elizabeth, three sons, Henry of Ritzville, Fred of Harrington and Emanuel of Odessa; three daughters, Mrs Katherine Hein of Mohler, Mrs Maria Derr and Mrs Margaretha Thiel of Ritzville; 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs George Stumpf of this city also. Funeral arrangements were not completed at the time of going to press." (scrapbook item: undated)

Best, Henry, 1923,  " Henry Best, age 76, was instantly killed in the Great Northern yards when he was struck by a fast freight train. The body was taken to Harrington to be cared for by the undertaker there. Mr Best, with his daughter, Mrs G E Stone, conducted the undertaking business in Odessa. Henry Best was born at London, Ontario, Canada in 1847. In 1875 he married Miss Elizabeth Kinney and 30 years ago moved to the US, settling at Grand Rapids, MI where he lived until 190 when he came to Spokane. He later came to Odessa and took up a homestead and has resided with his daughter since that time. Four children survive: Mrs G B Stone, Odessa; Mrs B Fisk, Wallace, ID; Fred G Best, Centralia, WA; and Jack Best, Seattle. Funeral services were held at the English Congregational church in Odessa with burial in Spokane’s Riverside Park Manor. (notes from Odessa Record: 6-15-1923)

Birch, Henry, 1915,  "Mrs T J McDermott received a message Wednesday containing the sad news that her father, Henry Birch, had died last Thursday at his home at Freemont, Nebraska, of paralysis." (Odessa Record: 12-24-1915)

Bloom, Gilbert, 1915,  "Gilbert Bloom, a homesteader, who was working in the harvest for Henry Praetorius, was found dead last Saturday morning when the harvest crew arose to go to work. He had passed away in his bed during the night without agony of any kind as none of the men knew when he died. The body was brought into town and kept at the Stone undertaking parlors until Monday evening, when it was removed to Tacoma by a brother, O T Bloom of Marysville, and a brother-in-law, C T Willey of Tacoma who arrived from the Coast that day. The funeral was held in Tacoma on Tuesday. Deceased was 28 years of age at the time of death and had resided in the country about 13 miles north of Odessa for a number of years where he had a homestead. He had worked at various times for different farmers in the section north of town, and had several times told friends that he had suffered from heart disease which caused his death. He was a native of Minnesota and was unmarried." (Odessa Record: 8-20-1915)

Bohnet, Albert,   “Albert Bohnet, 94, of Ephrata passed away on Sunday, Aug 20, at Columbia Basin Hospital in Ephrata. He was born on Sept 22, 1900 near Medicine Hat, Alberta to German-Russian immigrant parents, Frederich and Rosina (Jeske) Bohnet. Mr Bohnet attended a country school for eight years and was confirmed at the Peace Lutheran Church near Marlin. He moved with his parents to Ruff in 1901, and worked on the family homestead and then farmed for himself near Ruff and Hartline. Mr Bohnet married Adeline Irene Buddrius on Sept 28, 1928 at Marlin. They remained married for 61 years. In addition to farming he worked at a variety of jobs which included operation of a restaurant in Wilson Creek, as a ranch hand, school janitor, and bus driver. Mr Bohnet was also a telephone operator at the local exchange in Wilson Creek, which was a family endeavor, and worked in construction. He retired at the age of 75.  During his lifetime he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, playing the harmonica, his family and especially his grandchildren. Mr Bohnet is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Janet Bohnet of Ephrata, and John and Marlene Bohnet of Wilbur; two daughters and sons-in-law, Alberta and Hugh Arbuckle of Ephrata, and Loretta and Harvey Jasman of Moses Lake; four sisters, Rebecca Philbrick of Vancouver, Martha Majors of Wenatchee, Julia Witt of Odessa, and Sophia Schillen of Seattle; 15 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren…” (scrapbook obit)(edit:  buried Ephrata Cemetery, Grant Co, WA)

Bohnet, Allen & Bruce,  “Those attending the funeral services for Allen and Bruce Bohnet, Friday morning at Ephrata were: Mr and Mrs Henry Hopp, Mr and Mrs Emanuel Witt, Mr and Mrs Dean Witt and Terri and Mr and Mrs Al Winter.” (Odessa Record: 8-10-1978)(edit: buried Ephrata Cemetery, Grant Co, WA)

Bohnet, Harold Vernon,    Harold Vernon Bohnet, 62, a longtime resident of Soap Lake, died Sept 1, at McKay Memorial in Soap Lake. He was born March 4, 1929 at Ruff, Wash., to Fred and Bertha Bohnet. He attended the Hartline and Wilson Creek schools. He married Wilma Louise Jones in 1947 at Ephrata. Wilma died in 1966. He later married Dorothy Haynes in 1967. Together they operated the Del-Red Tavern in Soap Lake. Dorothy died in 1988. He was a member of the Elks and Moose lodges in Ephrata and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Wenatchee. He leaves two daughters and their families, Sandra and Bruce Wing of Veradale, Wash; and Karen and Dan DeRuwe of Otis Orchards, Wash.; four sons, Dan, Ken and wife Kim of Ephrata; Jeff and wife Judy of Cheney; and Rodney and wife Gale of Soap Lake; a sister, Doris Jasman from Marlin; a brother Harvey, of Wilson Creek; 15 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one grandson. Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept 6 at 1 p.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home in Ephrata. The Rev John LaMunyon will officiate. Burial will be in the Ephrata Cemetery.” (scrapbook obit)( edit: buried in Ephrata Cemetery, Grant Co, WA)

Bougard:, Mrs. G., 1916,  "Mrs Anna Luiten received word Wednesday that her mother, Mrs G Bougard had just died at her home at Norwood, Minn. Mrs Bougard was 87 years of age and Mrs Luiten left Thursday for Norwood to attend the funeral." (Odessa Record: 5-26-1916)

Brandenberg, William A.,  “William A Brandenberg. Male, white, single, bricklayer; birth:  8-04-1887, Portage, WI; Father: Charles Brandenberg, b. Germany; Mother: Melia Sherbert, born Holland. Informant: coroner’s records. Death:  2-03-1947, hospital 822 Jackson St, King Co, Seattle,WA;  Cause: acute cardiac failure, due to alcoholism; burial: Washelli on 2-08-1947. (WA State Dept of Health: Cert of Death)

Brandenburg, William F., William F Brandenburg. b. 3-22-1882; d. 6-21-1939; cremation; divorced.” (notes from WA State Dept of Health: Cert of Death)

Brooks, Rebecca Jane, 1918,  "Mrs Rebecca Jane Brooks, age 77, died Wednesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs J R VanBrunt, near Lyons station, 10 miles west of Spokane. She is also survived by a daughter, Miss Blanche Brooks, who lived with Mrs Van Brunt and a son, Fred Brooks, of Spokane. Mrs Brooks in the early days of the town lived at Odessa and has property and many friends here. Funeral services will be held at Spokane from the Hazen-Jaeger undertaking parlors." (Odessa Record: 7-19-1918)

Brown, Eleanor James,  Eleanor James Brown, 80, of Wilson Creek, passed away Sunday, March 18, in Odessa.  She was born on Dec 28, 1903 at Pelican Rapids, Minn., and was a resident of Wilson Creek for 36 years.  Mrs Brown was a member of the Wilson Creek Presbyterian Church, the Dorcas Circle and was a life member of GAR.  She is survived by her husband Ray Brown; a son, Maynard James of Wilson Creek; three step-daughters, Mila Ball of Spokane, Elsie Newman of Spokane and Laura Rickard of Republic; two step-sons, Don Brown of Lancaster, CA, and Earl Brown of Spokane and numerous grandchildren, including William, Cindy and Lisa James of Wilson Creek. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21, at the Wilson Creek Presbyterian Church followed by services at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, at Fairmont Memorial Park in Spokane. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.” (scrapbook item)

Brunner, Marie, 1938,  "Mrs Marie Rieke Brunner, wife of Fred Brunner of Winlock, WA, died at her home there Sunday morning of a stroke, while talking to Mr Brunner upon awakening. Funeral services were held at Winlock Tuesday afternoon, Mrs Brunner’s body being placed to rest beside her father and mother in the Winlock Cemetery. Born Nov 30, 1890, at Genesce, Idaho, she moved to Odessa with her parents, the Rev and Mrs H Rieke, in 1904. She was employed by L C Weik in the Odessa post office, leaving here in 1911." (Odessa Record: 3-17-1938)

Bull, Joseph,   Joseph Lee Bull was born on Oct 20, 1943 in Stillwater, OK, the third son of Campbell Carlos and Jullian Georgiana (Reiten) Bull. The family lived in many locations in Oklahoma, in Grand Island, NE, and Washington State. Joe attended Odessa High School and graduated from Pullman High School in 1961. He joined the US Army in 1962 and was stationed in Okinawa, where he met a young girl, Yoshiko, from the northern village of Teima. They were married in 1965 and returned to live in the US after his discharge. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and his brother, Ronald Bull. He is survived by his two sons, Jesse and Kenneth, his daughter Kristine Pruett, 4 grandchildren, and three brothers: Richard, Steven and O Michael Bull. (notes from Odessa Record: 8-02-2007) 

Burbank, Errol,   Errol Duane Burbank died June 26, 2007. He was born Oct 18, 1940, in Spokane, to Luther Davis Burbank and Viola Hattie (Schumacher) Burbank. He was preceded in death by his father. Errol’s family includes his mother, at home in Vancouver, WA; his wife of 47 years, Pat, at home in Battle Ground; son, Errol Duane Burbank II and wife, Beth, of Wenatchee; daughter, Vicki Neufeld, of Battle Ground; three brothers; a grandson, a nephew and a niece.  Errol grew up in San Jose, CA. Errol and Pat married in San Jose on Feb 19, 1960, and moved the family to Battle Ground in 1972. He retired in 2002 after 26 years of service as an employee of Clark County, WA.  A funeral service was held July 2 at Laynes Funeral Home Chapel in Battle Ground, followed by a graveside service. Errol’s parents were former area residents. Luther Burbank was born and raised in Marlin. Viola Schumacher was born and raised in Wilson Creek.” (Odessa Record: 7-05-2007)

Cacka, August, 1913,  "Word was received here from Merril, Oregon yesterday, stating that August Cacka, son of Mr and Mrs Ignac Cacka, had died on Wednesday, Oct 22, at the Hotel Richleau in that city, from a very severe attack of appendicitis. An operation had been performed, but the appendix had burst just prior to the operation and the physicians could not save his life. The young man was aged 23 years, and was born at Silver Lake, MN, on Aug 27, 1890. He is survived by his parents, six brothers and four sisters. The Cacka family were former residents of Odessa, and numerous friends here extend them sympathy in the loss of their son and brother." (Odessa Record: 11-07-1913)

Card, J. W., 1912,  "J W Card, a fruit grower of the Wenatchee valley, was electrocuted Tuesday morning by receiving 16,500 volts from the high tension wires of the Wenatchee Valley Gas and Electric Co. Card was handling a 20-foot pipe and in attempting to remove a stick caught in the pipe by standing the pipe straight up and pounding it out, the pipe was brought in contact with the wires and death was instantaneous. Card was about 35 year old and has been a resident of Wenatchee for 10 years. Last year his brother met death accidentally by the discharge of a gun in the hands of a friend at Georgetown, a suburb of Seattle." (Odessa Record: 4-16-1912)

Charles, William,  William Charles, a prominent farmer living four miles northeast of Almira, was drowned Saturday while hunting ducks on a lake on his farm. He had killed a duck and taken off his clothes and was swimming after it when he was suddenly seized with cramps or heart failure and called his companion, Arthur Thomas, who was across the lake and some distance up the lake from him. Mr Thomas made what effort he could to save him, but being a poor swimmer could do but little. Mr Thomas brought word to Almira of the accident and about fifty men went to the scene, and after four hours the body was recovered from the weeds where it lodged on the bottom of the lake. Mr Charles came to the Big Bend with his parents about 20 years ago when a boy, and has lived here ever since except when at Washington State College, where he took a  general course in business and music. He had a wide acquaintance in this part of the country. He leaves his widow and two children, a father and mother, and several brothers and sisters.” (Odessa Record: 9-28-1917)

Chase, George, 1915,  "Irby Notes. Word was received here last week of the sudden death of George Chase, of Spokane, son of Mr and Mrs A H Chase of this city and a former resident of Irby. He was operated upon for appendicitis and died the following day. Mr and Mrs Chase, who were in Spokane at the time of the operation, remained for the funeral, Mrs Chase returning home on Tuesday of this week." (Odessa Record: 2-12-1915)

Cizik, Ervin W.,   Ervin W Cizik, 72, of Quincy passed away on Monday, Nov 4, at the Quincy Valley Hospital following a sudden illness. He was born on March 18, 1919 to Julius and Bertha Cizik at Withee, WI.  His early years were spent in the Chicago, IL area.  Mr Cizik entered the Army Air Corps in Jan of 1942 and he served in the Aleutian Islands during WW II. He was honorably discharged in October of 1945. Mr Cizik moved to the Coulee City area in 1948 and he married Nora Cater on June 26, 1949 in Marlin. They moved to the Quincy area in 1951. He worked as a carpenter and then worked for the Grant County Road District for 15 years, retiring in 1981. For the past 10 years, he has owned and operated Cy’s Produce Stand in Ephrata. Mr Cizik was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Quincy… He is survived by his wife, Nora of Quincy; two sons, Richard Cizik of Fredericksburg, VA, and Alan Cizik of Seattle; four daughters, Faith Slater of Honolulu, Hawaii, Cathy Faw of Quincy; Carol Faw of Quincy; and Janet Lindahl of Des Moines, Iowa; a sister, Norma Slotter of Lansdale, PA; two brothers, Ed Cizik and Ernst Cizik, both of Withee, WI, and 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and a brother. Funeral services were held today, Nov 7, at the First Presbyterian Church in Quincy with Pastor Montee Kennedy officiating. Concluding services and interment followed in Valley View Memorial Park in Soap Lake. Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel of Quincy is in charge of arrangements.” (scrapbook obit)

Clark,  1915,  (father of C N Clark) "Word was received from C N Clark at Red Oak, Iowa, this week that his father, whose serious illness had called him east, had passed away on Saturday and that the funeral services were held on Monday. Mr Clark expects to leave for his return to Odessa about the 15th of this month." (Odessa Record: 11-05-1915)

Clark, Elizabeth Margaret,  “Mrs Elizabeth Margaret Clark, 85, a 54-year Wenatchee resident, died in a local convalescent home Thursday morning. Born in Andrew, Iowa, April 25, 1885, she moved as a child to Krupp, now Marlin, in Washington with her father. She later moved to Nebraska coming to Wenatchee from Spokane in 1917. She was a former member of the Senior Citizen’s Club. Surviving are: Three sons, Austin M Clark, Bremerton; Rex G Clark, Palo Alto, CA; and Melvin E Clark, Seattle; one daughter, Mrs Lawrence (Verna) Wilcox, Wenatchee; a brother, Henry Hose, Grass Valley, CA; 8 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. A daughter and one grandchild preceded her in death. Services are announced by the Jones and Jones Funeral Home.” (Edit: daughter of Adam Hose; scrapbook obit: undated; d. Jan 1971)

Clark, Wayne, Wayne Clark, 12, nephew of the Linblad family, was buried Sunday, after his death from loss of blood following accidental shooting of himself in the leg. While hunting with his brother he stumbled and fell, and his gun sent a bullet into his leg, severing an artery. His brother ran home for help and his uncle went out horseback to meet the lad, who ran toward home until too weakened by loss of blood to continue. His death followed almost immediately. He is survived by his mother and one brother.” (Odessa Record: 7-05-1935)

Col e, Patricia,  Patricia (Patty) Cole, a resident of Odessa for the past 13 years, died Saturday, June 23. She was born in Spokane on Dec 1, 1953. Patty graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane.  She loved gardening and was devoted to her pets. She enjoyed traveling. Her family describes her as having an infectious laugh. They say she could make everyone smile. She is survived by her mother, June Alice Lerch, of Spokane; father, William Robert Cole, of Sherwood, OR; brothers, Robert W Cole and Thomas E Cole (and Brenda), all of Spokane; sisters, Kristina (and Thurman) Chinn, of Renton, WA, and Stefanie Olson-Schmoker (and Darren) of Silverdale, WA. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Aug 4 at the Clematis section of Riverside Cemetery in Spokane .” (Odessa Record: 7-05-2005)

Colyar, Mrs. Walter, 1907,  "Mrs Walter Colyar, eldest daughter of Mr Jesse Cox, passed to her rest at her father’s house north of Odessa, Saturday, Jan 25, at 10:30 p.m., at the age of 25 years. She was married Dec 22, 1903, to Mr Walter Colyar and lived at Sprague. She was a member of the Methodist church at that place and left a place which will be hard to fill in the community. She was an honored member of the Rebekah lodge and will be much missed by her many friends. She was ill for over a year and bore her trouble with Christian patience and fortitude. The funeral service was held at Sprague and the remains interred in the Gresham Cemetery, by the side of her little girl who died just one year ago. She leaves a father, mother, two sisters, three brothers and a loving husband to mourn their loss. To the bereaved ones we extend our heartfelt sympathy." (Odessa Record: 2-01-1907; poor print quality)

Colyar, William, 1915,  "F Logsdon received the sad news Monday that his uncle, William Colyer, had died at his home in Sprague of general debility. Mr Colyer was one of the oldest settlers of this section of the state and well known to many of the old timers hereabouts." (Odessa Record: 12-17-1915)

Connolly, Amanda M., 1913,  "Mrs Collins received a message from Deer Park Sunday stating that her mother had died there at the home of her son, F A Layton. She went to Deer Park on Sunday evening to attend the funeral services which were held Tuesday afternoon. Mrs Amanda M Connolly was a pioneer of the Northwest having come to the Oregon country in 1847, crossing the plains with her parents in a wagon drawn by an ox team, and settling in the Willamette Valley, at Brownsville, Oregon. She is survived by a husband, a son and three daughters." (Odessa Record: 10-03-1913)

Cornelius, Mrs Abbie,  Mrs Abbie Cornelius, aged Indian woman, said to be 108 years old, died at her home on the Spokane reservation in Stevens County near Detillion Bridge on Sunday. She spent all her life in that region and was regarded as a friend by many of the pioneer white settlers in Lincoln and Stevens counties. Her husband had been dead for many years and she has one daughter surviving. Funeral services were held from the Indian church near Detillion Bridge on Tuesday.” (Odessa Record: 7-14-1938)

Davie, Margaret,  “Mr and Mrs Manny Yuckert attended the funeral services for Margaret (Yuckert) Davie, at Tacoma, on Thursday, August 23. Mrs Davie is a former Odessa resident.” (Odessa Record: 8-30-1979)

Deal, Timothy, 1915,  "Timothy Deal, a son of T N Deal, was instantly killed Wednesday night at the ranch of Finley Urquhart, 14 miles northwest of Lind, by the explosion of a tank of distillate. Mr Deal’s head was blown off. The explosion killed one horse and injured another. Mr Deal, it is said, had detected the smell of gas and supposing that the tank was leaking lit a match to inspect the tank when the explosion occurred." (Odessa Record: 9-10-1915)

Deets, C. T.,  C T Deets, age 52, former resident of Odessa and cashier of the First National Bank for nine years, died at his home at Bellingham at midnight Sunday, after an illness that covered a period of three months. After leaving Odessa Mr Deets was cashier at the Almira State Bank from which place he went to the Coast where he has resided about four years. He served for two terms as Lincoln County treasurer from 1906 to 1910. He was a member of the Methodist church and a member of the Masonic, Odd Fellows and Modern Woodmen lodges.  He is survived by his widow, five daughters, and two sons:  Mrs W J Isaak, Anacortes; Mrs Esther Reck, Bellingham; Mrs Ada Garber, Sand Point; Miss Helen and Miss Loretta Deets, both of Bellingham; Walter L Deets, Newman, CA; and Howard Deets, Bellingham. Funeral services were held at Bellingham and interment made at Bay View Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 9-17-1926)

Deife, Don,  Don Lee Deife, age 69, died at his daughter’s home in Newman Lake, on Sept 16, 2007.  He was born on June 28, 1938 in Spokane, the son of John and Laura (Wickertscheimer) Deife, of Odessa.  After Don graduated from Odessa High School, he entered the US Army serving from 1957-1959. He worked for Kaiser Aluminum as a machinist. He moved to Silver Valley after retiring from Kaiser in 1992 and took up wild life filming.  He is survived by his four children: Connie, Mitch, Jacque and Nick, and five grandchildren. Shoshone Funeral Service and Crematory in Kellogg, Idaho is in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 9-27-2007)

Dirks, Peter,  “Peter Dirks, pioneer resident of Ruff, recently of Blaine, WA, was buried at Monroe, WA, on Monday, states word received here. His death was one of three from within the membership of the Menno Mennonite church during the past week. He is survived by his widow, at the home in Blaine; six brothers, William, Moses Lake; Julius, John and Jake, Lind; the Rev Clyde Dirks, Portland; and Henry, Walla Walla; one sister, Mrs Marie Parker, Tacoma.” (Odessa Record: 8-14-1947)  “Word has been received that Peter Dirks, Blaine, WA, died there Tuesday evening. Few particulars had been received here, but it was known he was involved in a logging accident earlier in the week. Funeral services are to be held at Ferndale on Monday.  Mr Dirks was a resident of the Ruff area for 40 years, and last year he and Mrs Dirks moved to the Coast, to be near a brother and sister of Mrs Dirks.  He is survived by his widow, at the home; six brothers and one sister.” (Odessa Record: 8-07-1947)

Dormaier, Christian, “Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 24, at the Alwin Chapel of the Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home in Spokane for Christian Dormaier of Spokane. Mr Dormaier was the father of Mrs Fred (Clara) Kissler of Odessa, and brother of Jacob and Emmanuel Dormaier, also of Odessa.  Mr Dormaier, a resident of Spokane for 19 years, is also survived by his wife, Clara, 8 sons, 32 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren, as well as five sisters.” (Odessa Record: 4-02-1970)

Dormaier, Phillip, 1914,  "The following have gone to Quincy to attend the funeral of Phillip Dormaier, which was held at 3 o’clock this afternoon: Mr and Mrs Adam Weber, Mrs Chris Weber, David Jasmann, Mr and Mrs J V Schatz, Mr and Mrs Christ. Schorzmann and Saml. Pflugard of Ritzville. Mr Dormaier, who was a prominent resident of Quincy, and president of the general merchandise firm of P Dormaier and Sons, died last Monday afternoon. He was well known to the above people, who were neighbors of his for 20 years in South Dakota. The funeral services were conducted by Rev Albert Reimann of the local German Congregational Church." (Odessa Record: 9-04-1914)

Fiess, Angelina J.,  “Fiess, Angelina J.—Her home was in Ephrata, Wash., and she was a pioneer of the Columbia Basin. Survived by her husband, Roland Fiess at the home; 2 sons, Keith and Craig at the home; mother, Mrs Joe Bongiorne of Ellensburg, Wash.; step-father, Joe Bongiorne; brothers, Louis A Bongoirne of Ellensburg; D G Bongoirne of Vancouver, Wash.; Henry Bongiorne of Wilson Creek, Wash; and Clarence Bonriorne of Ellensburg; 3 sisters: Mrs Margaret Casey, Los Angeles, CA; Miss J F Gordon, Fairfield, CA; and Miss Ida Bongiorne of Ellensburg; 7 nephews and one niece. Funeral Monday, Aug 10 at 2 p.m. from the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at Ephrata. The Nicoles Funeral Home, Ephrata in charge.” (First wife of Roland Fiess; scrapbook obit: 1953)(edit: buried Ephrata Cem, Adams Co)
Fiess, Frances,  “Ephrata.—Frances Fiess, 86, of Ephrata, died July 4, 1997, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee.  She was born Jan 16, 1911, to Frank and Bertha (Stelzer) Faecke in Denison, Texas, but has lived in Grant County for the past 45 years.  Frances was a member of St Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Ephrata, the Altar Society, the Legion of Mary and the Federated Women’s Club. She also was active as a Pink Lady at the Columbia Basin Hospital. She leaves two sons, Clifford Fiess of Bainbridge Island and Brian Fiess in Ephrata; a daughter, Arlene Hansen in Moses Lake; a brother, Bill Faecke in Denison; and four grandchildren.”  (undated scrapbook item)
Fiess, Roland,   “Ephrata.—Services for Roland Fiess, 75, will be 1 p.m. Friday at Nicoles Funeral Home, Ephrata, with Pastor David W McClure officiating.  Born March 25, 1904, in Marlin, he died Tuesday at Moses Lake’s Crestview Nursing Home. A lifetime resident of the area, Mr Fiess was a retired farmer and former member of the Ephrata Lions Club. He was affiliated with the Unity Church. He married Myrtle Heathmen, Aug 31, 1968, at Grand Coulee. Survivors in addition to his wife include: two sons, Keith of Marlin and Craig of Sacramento, CA; two daughters, Barbara Quann of Pullman, and Shirley Boger of Hartline; four brothers, Art of Albuquerque, NM, Rudi of Wilson Creek, Tom of Marlin, and Paul of Portland, OR; three sisters, Louise Borgans, Spokane; Leona Hulick of Milton-Freewater, OR; and Elsie Garner of Missoula, MT; nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.” (scrapbook item: d. 2-12-1980)(buried Ephrata Cem, Adams Co)

Flemmer, J. P.,  Rev.  “A wire received from Lowell Flemmer by W C Raugust Tuesday announced the death that morning of his father, Rev J P Flemmer, former pastor of the St Matthews church in Odessa.  After several years at Lincoln, Nebraska, Rev Flemmer moved to Brush, Colorado, some months ago to take the post at a church there.” (Odessa Record: Jan 1962-scrapbook item)

Getzinger, John,  “Funeral services are to be held this afternoon, Wednesday, at 1 p.m., from the Community Congregational church at Warden for John Getzinger, who died Saturday at a Spokane hospital. The Rev A Hausauer of Odessa will officiate, with interment in the Warden Cemetery.. The Eccleston-Penhallurick Chapel of Memories, Moses Lake is in charge. Mr Getzinger was born Feb 12, 1885, in South Russia, and came to the United States in 1889 to Parkstone, South Dakota, where he resided with his parents until 1902, when he came to warden, where he homesteaded. He was wed to Hulda Weis, Jan 9, 1908 at Warden. They retired from ranching in 1936, moving into Warden to make their home. Survivors include his wife, Mrs John Getzinger, at the home; one daughter, Mrs Herbert Haase, Odessa; two sons, Bill Getzinger of Warden and Barney Getzinger of Moses Lake, 10 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 11-24-1960)

Gibson, Charles C., 1925, " Charles C Gibson, Lincoln Co treasurer, age 70, died Thursday morning in Spokane. He resided in Clinton Co, MO until age 25 and attended Stewartsville college there. He moved to Colorado where he taught 18 months before moving to Spokane in 1881. From Spokane he moved to Almira for 12 years from which place he taught at various schools. For several years he was in real estate and insurance business in Davenport. He had served as deputy county treasurer for many years and served three terms as county treasurer. He married Mary A Dashiel at Spangle, Sept 13, 1883. He is survived by six sons and two daughters. George Gibson of Davenport is a brother. (notes from Odessa Record: 12-18-1925; burial not given)

Giese, Matilda L.,  “Funeral services were held Tuesday at Spokane for Matilda L (Janke) Giese, early resident of this area, and later of Lind.  She grew from girlhood in this area and married the late Chris Giese, brother of August Giese of Odessa. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs Clarence H Morgan, Spokane; one brother, Fred Janke, Davenport, also a former resident here.” (Odessa Record: May 22, 1961 scrapbook item)

Giles, Infant,  “The five year old son of Mr and Mrs Jesse Giles, residents of the Benge community, died on Tuesday afternoon of last week at 2:30 at the family home of ptomaine poisoning. On Monday evening, previous to the sad event, a can of peas was opened for the evening meal, being placed after opening on a shelf in the pantry. The little fellow, observing what was being done, went to the pantry and taking some of the peas from the can, ate them. In the forenoon of the following day he complained of feeling ill and a doctor from Benge was called in attendance, pronouncing it a case of acute poisoning. At half past two in the afternoon the little one passed away. The funeral services were held in Ritzville last Friday.” (Odessa Record: 4-24-1914)

Goede, Mrs. Carl, 1915,  "Mrs Carl Goede, wife of a prominent farmer residing about 28 miles southwest of Odessa, between Ruff and Wheeler, died at her home last Friday evening, Jan 15th, at 9 o’clock, from an affection of the cerebrum. She had been ill but a short time. The funeral was held from the home on Wednesday noon of this week, conducted by Rev Ott of the German Evangelical church of Ruff, and interment was made in the cemetery near Wheeler. Deceased was aged 59 and she leaves 3 children, one of whom resides in Oregon and the other twelve in this state. Mr Goede has also been quite sick, being confined to his bed since the fore part of last week, when on Monday he suffered a stroke of paralysis on the left side." (Odessa Record: 1-22-1915)

Goett, Frieda Schafer, 1982,  Frieda ‘Schafer’ Goett and her older daughter, Dorothy died in a car accident on August 6, 1982 at Crossfield, Alberta, Canada. Frieda was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie in 1979, and one son, Chas Jr, in April 1949, and 3 grandsons. (notes from Odessa Record: 8-26-1982)

Goetz, Daniel,  “Funeral services for Daniel Goetz, resident of the Odessa Convalescent Center who died on June 6, were held at the Odessa Baptist Church, Rev Albert Richardson officiating. Burial services were at Washington Memorial Cemetery, Seattle, on Tuesday, June 10. Daniel Goetz was born on April 24, 1892 in Parkston, SD.  He moved with his parents to Salem, OR at an early age and later to the Odessa area. He was united in marriage to Minnie Keller on Oct 23, 1917. To this union five children were born: Bruno of Great Falls, MT; Gilbert of Burton, Calvin of Vashon, Aletha James of Marlin, and Henrietta Shaeffer of Yakima.  He served in the Armed Services during WW I and was a member of the Gatewood Baptist Church in Seattle where he resided prior to returning to Odessa. His wife preceded him in death on Jan 15, 1971. Besides his 5 children, he is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; one sister, Emilia Roth of Spokane; 3 brothers, John of Odessa, Emanuel of Marlin, and Henry of Seattle.” (scrapbook obit, undated; d. 6-06-1975)

Gordon, G. L., 1914,  "Word was received here yesterday from Spokane announcing the death of G L Gordon, a former resident of Odessa. Jos Kriegler went to Spokane this morning to make arrangements for the funeral which is to be conducted by the Masonic lodge." (Odessa Record: 8-07-1914)

Graves, Dr. O. M., 1923,  "Dr O M Graves, a pioneer dentist of the Big Bend country, who at one time made his headquarters at Odessa, died at Okanogan Monday. His body was taken to Harrington where he began the practice of dentistry and burial took place." (Odessa Record: 10-26-1923)

 Groff, Kathryn V., Kathryn V Groff, 85, a long time Marlin resident, passed away on Wednesday, Sept 25 at her daughter’s home in Marlin.  She was born on July 21, 1917 at Genesee, Idaho to the later Charles Rollin and Effie Caroline (Wardrobe) Spurbeck. Mrs Groff was raised and educated in Union Town and Coulee City, and married Raymond LeRoy Groff on Dec 6, 1930 in Waterville.  Following their marriage, the couple made their home in Coulee City. While her husband was in the service, she moved to Ketchikan, Alaska, and following World War II, moved to Electric City where they lived for the next ten years. After two brief moves to California and Soap Lake, Mrs Groff moved to Moses Lake. She moved to Marlin following her husband’s death on June 2, 1975. Mrs Groff enjoyed crafts and especially loved to garden. She is survived by two sons, Earl D Groff of Tonasket, and Donald R Groff of Kent; three daughters, Patricia M Friend, of Marlin; Carolyn J Olson, of Cameron Park, CA; and Cheryl J Crandall of Rathdrum, ID; a brother, David Spurbeck of Coulee City; 16 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Mrs Groff was preceded in death by a son and two brothers. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct 1, at the Moses Lake Alliance Church with Pastor Tommy Martin officiating. Kayser’s Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Moses Lake is in charge of arrangements.” (scrapbook item: undated-1996)

Groschupf, Rev. Paul, 1925, "A memorial service was held at Spokane Monday night at the Emmanuel Lutheran church, for the late Rev Paul Groschupf, who died just a year ago, after having served the church for 30 years. The Rev H P Christensen of Odessa lead the service and preached the memorial sermon." (Odessa Record: 11-13-1925)

Grubel, Mrs. Henry, 1914,  "Late last Friday afternoon, Dr Emil Jantz received the sad news of the death of his sister, Mrs Henry Grubel, of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, and he left that evening on No. 4 for that point to attend the funeral, which was held on Tuesday. Besides her husband, a five year old daughter and a one year old son, she is survived by her father, two sisters, and three brothers. Mr Jantz returned home from Gull Lake last evening." (Odessa Record: 1-30-1914)

Guth, Anna, 1925,  "The funeral of Mrs Anna Guth, age 67, a former Lincoln County resident, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs Ray Scholer, at Cashmere, was held at Cashmere Saturday. Her remains were taken to Spokane for burial." (Odessa Record: 9-13-1925)

Habberlein, Jacob, 1925,  "Jacob Habberlein, well known former Odessa resident, died at Wapato Thursday night after an operation for a perforated stomach. Mr Habberlein had been ill but two days and had worked right up to Tuesday night. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, four children and many friends. Funeral services and interment were held at Wapato." (Odessa Record: 9-25-1925)

Hall, Henry, 1920,  "Henry Hall, a well known fire insurance adjuster of Spokane died of pneumonia at his home in the city Wednesday. Mr Hall was well known to most Odessa business men, having been called here on different occasions to adjust fire losses and by his fairness in making settlements, won the esteem and friendship of everybody with whom he did business." (Odessa Record: 11-19-1920)

Halsey, Charles G.,   “Charles G Halsey, a former resident of Creston, was one of the victims of a recent coal mine disaster in West Virginia. He is survived by his widow and eight children.” (Odessa Record: 5-06-1927)

Hamilton, Clarence, 1918,  "The treacherous waters of Crab Creek, which at this season of the year is considered by many a practically dry stream, claimed the lives of two young men, Ernest Hoppe and Clarence Hamilton, while they were bathing at the Ferrier ranch 10 miles east of Odessa Sunday afternoon. Mr Hoppe was a son of Mrs Adam Weber and Mr Hamilton, a hired man whose home was at Daisy, WA. He had been at work at the Weber ranch ever since spring work began. They left home after dinner and arrived at the ‘swimming hole’ which is one of the few deep parts of Crab Creek, about 30 feet wide. Its deepest place is about eight feet and it has been used as a place to bathe by the boys of the surrounding country for years. According to reports from small boys who saw the accident, it occurred about three o’clock. Hamilton was first in and waded out until the water was up to his chin and then stepped off into a hole. Hoppe attempted to pull him out, but the drowning man overcame him and both went down. Reports disagree as to whether Hamilton could swim, but is known that Hoppe could swim enough to save himself. Hoppe’s body was found a half hour after the drowning by John Kramer, but it was two hours later when his companion’s remains were located. Hamilton was 20 years old and Hoppe 19. Both were estimable young men and leave many friends to mourn their untimely demise. Their bodies were cared for by a Ritzville undertaker. Mr Hamilton’s father came to Ritzville Monday and took the remains of his boy home for burial at Daisy that night. Funeral services were held for Mr Hoppe at the Emanuel Congregational church, Rev Morach, Aumann and J Meyer officiating, after which his remains were brought to Odessa to be shipped to Quincy to be laid beside those of his father, who was buried there a number of years ago." (Odessa Record: 7-26-1918)

Hamling, Mrs. Steve, 1925,  "Mrs J C Michaelsen received word that her mother, Mrs Steve Hamling died Sunday evening at Columbus, Nebraska. She lived to a good age having celebrated her 85th birthday. She will be remembered by many of the old timers as she was here with her husband fourteen years ago." (Odessa Record: 11-27-1925)

Hansen, Evelyn M.,  Evelyn M Hansen, 75, a longtime Moses Lake/Stratford resident and Grant County native, passed away Sunday morning, May 17, at Terrace Heights Nursing Care Center in Moses Lake. Mrs Hansen was born Oct 23, 1916 in Wilson Creek. She is the daughter of the late Chris S and Marie (Jensen) Larsen. Her parents had immigrated from Denmark in the early 1900s settling on a homestead in Wilson Creek. Mrs Hansen was raised and educated in Wilson Creek and graduated from Wilson Creek High School in 1934 at the age of 17. She attended Kinman Business College in Spokane, and after graduation began working for the health department in Grand Coulee during construction of the dam. She later moved to Ephrata to work for the health department. She married Charley L Hansen on May 22, 1943 in Ephrata. Mr Hansen was born and raised on his parent’s homestead in rural Stratford. The Hansens worked for a couple of years after their marriage until they could afford to have an old house moved to the farm from Stratford, which they then remodeled. They had farmed and ranched since. At one time, the couple ran cattle on open range nearly to where Moses Lake is now… Mrs Hansen was preceded in death by her loving husband of over 46 years in 1990. She is survived by two sons, Russell Hansen and Stanley Hansen, both of Moses Lake; four grandchildren…; four brothers, Tom Larsen of Moses Lake; Norman Mick Larsen of Wilson Creek; Lloyd Larsen of Seattle; and Chris Larsen of Othello; two sisters, Marian Saunders of Moses Lake; and Verna Johns of Davenport…. Interment will follow at Valley View Memorial Park in Soap Lake. Kayser’s Chapel of Memories in Moses Lake is in charge of arrangements.” (scrapbook item: undated)

Herman, John, 1907,  " John Herman was killed in the lumber camp, Chehalis County Lumber Co of Montesano, WA. Though he had owned land southwest of Odessa, and known somewhat by J F Kirby, Mr Herman had never mentioned relatives, he was past middle age, and a bachelor. It was decided to bury him at Montesano, WA. (notes from Odessa Record: 6-07-1907)

Hermann, Mrs. Phillip,   “Mrs Phillip Hermann, 72, pioneer resident of the Ruff and Warden area, died suddenly at a doctor’s office at Lind last Wednesday and was buried from the Warden church on Sunday, the Rev H Hoersch, Warden, and the Rev J G Rott, Odessa, conducting the services. The Odessa Baptist choir sang.  Mrs Hermann came to the United States in 1901 and located for a year at Fulton, SD, then coming to the Ruff area. She had been married to Mr Hermann in 1891. Survivors include three sons, John, Wiemer, CA; Phillip Jr, and Carl, Warden; two daughters, Mrs Rauter, Warden, and Miss Martha Hermann, Salem, OR.” (Odessa Record: 3-23-1939)

Hill, N. Russell, 1923, " N Russell Hill, editor of the Davenport Times Tribune, died suddenly at St Lukes Hospital in Spokane Wednesday morning of cirrhosis of the liver. He was 35 years of age. He began newspaper work at age 17, when he started work on the Davenport Times, then controlled by his father. Two years later he went to work on the Inland Herald at Spokane and later came to Odessa and worked on the Record. He leaves: a widow, Ethel Phillips Hill, 3 children, Ellen, Joseph and N Russell Jr, his father, J F Hill. (notes from Odessa Record: 12-14-1923)

Hoefel, Bertha Isaak, 1916, " (Bertha Isaak Hoefel) "W J Isaak received a telegram Saturday that his sister, Mrs Bertha Hoefel was at the point of death at her home at American Falls, Idaho. As no train was available for catching the OR & N train that day at Spokane, C T Deets took him via auto to the city in almost record time, but a later message proved that his efforts to see his sister alive had been in vain as she passed away as the result of a kidney disease about five o’clock Saturday evening. Bertha Isaak is well remembered by the majority of our people as a girl who was formerly one of Odessa’s most estimable young ladies and a host of friends here will deeply regret to learn of her untimely demise." (Odessa Record: 5-12-1916)

Hoff, Anna, 1913,  (Anna Hoff) "The ten year old daughter of John Hoff, a rancher living a few miles southwest of this place, died very suddenly last Saturday, according to information that reached the Record office. The girl had been in attendance at school the previous day, and complained of suffering from a cold, but otherwise appeared to be in the best of health. Death was due to croup, we are told." (Odessa Record: 4-11-1913; edit: Anna was buried in Adams Co's Schafer-Kiehn German Congregational Cemetery.)

Holgate, Frank C.,   “Inventory and appraisal of the estate of Frank C Holgate, Almira physician, made by J C Johnson, C Richards and H C Walters, shows the estate to consist of property valued at $4585.” (Odessa Record: 5-06-1927)

Holmes, Erma, 1905, " (Erma Holmes) "The community was shocked this morning to hear of the death of Erma, one of the infant twin daughters of Mr and Mrs D C Holmes. The little one had been in apparently good health since her birth about two months ago, and with her little sister was the pride of the parents’ hearts. The sympathy of the entire community is with them in their bereavement. The funeral will be Sunday in Spokane, with interment in Greenwood Cemetery." (Odessa Record reprint of 2-17-1905)

Hoover, Anna,   “Mrs Anna Hoover, 63, pioneer resident of Marlin, died Monday at a Spokane hospital, after a long illness. Funeral services were held on Wednesday from the Cox Funeral Home at Spokane, with the Rev W H Koss, officiating.  Interment was in a Spokane cemetery.  Survivors include her husband, Joseph E Hoover; seven sons, Walter, Clarence, Earl and Roy, all of Marlin; Alfred and Emanuel of Spokane; Edgar of Portland, and one daughter, Ruby Totusek of Marlin, and one sister, Mrs Mary Wagner of Spokane.  Pioneer residents of the Marlin region, the Hoover family is well known here. Mrs Hoover was a native of Germany, coming to this country 55 years ago, while still a child. She and her husband have lived in the Marlin region since 1900. Mrs Hoover was active in the Marlin community life and her circle of friends included dozens of residents in surrounding communities.” (Odessa Record: 11-29-1935) 

Hoppe, Ernest, 1918,  "The treacherous waters of Crab Creek, which at this season of the year is considered by many a practically dry stream, claimed the lives of two young men, Ernest Hoppe and Clarence Hamilton, while they were bathing at the Ferrier ranch 10 miles east of Odessa Sunday afternoon. Mr Hoppe was a son of Mrs Adam Weber and Mr Hamilton, a hired man whose home was at Daisy, WA. He had been at work at the Weber ranch ever since spring work began. They left home after dinner and arrived at the ‘swimming hole’ which is one of the few deep parts of Crab Creek, about 30 feet wide. Its deepest place is about eight feet and it has been used as a place to bathe by the boys of the surrounding country for years. According to reports from small boys who saw the accident, it occurred about three o’clock. Hamilton was first in and waded out until the water was up to his chin and then stepped off into a hole. Hoppe attempted to pull him out, but the drowning man overcame him and both went down. Reports disagree as to whether Hamilton could swim, but is known that Hoppe could swim enough to save himself. Hoppe’s body was found a half hour after the drowning by John Kramer, but it was two hours later when his companion’s remains were located. Hamilton was 20 years old and Hoppe 19. Both were estimable young men and leave many friends to mourn their untimely demise. Their bodies were cared for by a Ritzville undertaker. Mr Hamilton’s father came to Ritzville Monday and took the remains of his boy home for burial at Daisy that night. Funeral services were held for Mr Hoppe at the Emanuel Congregational church, Rev Morach, Aumann and J Meyer officiating, after which his remains were brought to Odessa to be shipped to Quincy to be laid beside those of his father, who was buried there a number of years ago." (Odessa Record: 7-26-1918)

Howie, Robert, 1913,  "Mrs F J Guth received by wire this week the sad intelligence of the death of her father, Robert Howie, at the family home at Tomah, WI, on Sunday, Feb 16. Mr Howie was 82 years of age, and besides Mrs Guth, is survived by a widow, four daughters and three sons. The Record joins with other friends in extending sympathy to Mrs Guth in her bereavement." (Odessa Record: 2-21-1913)

Hull, Mrs. James, 1915,  "Mrs James Hull, sister-in-law to Mrs H Mitchell, died Wednesday morning at her home in Sprague, following an illness of more than two years with tuberculosis. Mrs Mitchell left yesterday morning for Sprague to be present at the funeral which was held at 11 o’clock this morning, interment being made in the Sprague Cemetery." (Odessa Record: 6-25-1915)

Hunt:  Lois M. ‘Barbara’ Hunt died in her home in Odessa on Monday Jan 24, 2005. She was 76 years old. She was born on Oct 17, 1928 in Winthrop, Mass., to George Ferris and Anne (Cahill) Ferris. Barbara married Harold Chamberlain and then later in life married V R Hunt…. She is survived by her children, Cheri (Chamberlain) Sullenberger of Hammond, LA; Tighe Chamberlain, of Denver; Dale Hunt of Odessa; and Edward John Hunt of Poway, CA; 13 grandchildren; one  brother, Joseph Ambrose of Slidell, LA, and numerous nieces and nephews. Her parents preceded her in death. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (excerpt from Odessa Record: 2-03-2005)

Ingles, Peter,  “Peter Ingles, well known to old timers as Odessa’s first fruit man, died last week at the Sacred Heart hospital at Spokane.  Prior to his last illness Mr Ingles had been an inmate of the Lincoln County poor farm. He was a pioneer resident of the Wilbur district, owned a fruit farm and in season sold fruit all over the southwest part of the county. He was 82 years old, and had been a member of the county farm for ten years.” (Odessa Record: 4-01-1927)

Isaak, Harold C.,    “Harold C Isaak, 69, of Coulee City passed away on Saturday, July 9, at Columbia Basin Hospital in Ephrata following a sudden illness. He was born on March 2, 1919 in Marlin to John and Mary Isaak and moved to Hartline in 1929. Mr Isaak married Olive B Graham on Oct 10, 1941 in Coulee City and lived and farmed his entire life in the Hartline area, retiring from farming in 1975. Mr Isaak and his wife spent winters in Yuma, AZ.  He was a 1939 graduate of Hartline High School and was a charter member of the Coulee City Assembly of God Church. His hobbies included golf, shuffleboard and fishing. Mr Isaak is survived by his wife, Olive B Isaak, at the home; a son, Philip G Isaak of Coulee City; four brothers, Alvin Isaak of Hoquaim, Carl Radanousky of Spokane, John Isaak of Coulee City and Gordon Isaak of San Francisco, CA; five sisters, Ruth Sackmann of Spokane, Eva Radanousky of Spokane, Viola Kennick of Spokane, Florence Walberg of Mount Vernon and Ione McCullough of Edmonds, 7 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Larry Isaak in 1985 and his parents. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, July 13, at 1 p.m. at Coulee City Assembly of God Church with the Rev Bruce Morris officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Valley View Memorial Park in Soap Lake. Nicoles Funeral Home of Ephrata is in charge of arrangements.” (scrapbook obit)

Isaak, Katherine Wagner,   Issack (sic), Katherine Wagner.—Her home was in Odessa, Wash. Survived by her husband, William at the home; 5 sons, Ted, Otto and Ed Wagner of Spokane; Alfred Wagner of Odessa, and Charles Wagner of Olympia; 4 daughters, Mrs Emma Goetz, and Mrs Ida Weber of Odessa; Mrs Maggie Butte and Mrs Rose Perkins of Spokane, and Miss Claudia Wagner of Portland; 23 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; 1 brother, Andrew Kallenberger of Selah, Wash., 1 sister, Sophie Beck of Linton, ND.  Funeral, Wednesday, July 23, at 1 p.m. from the Baptist church in Odessa, Rev Orville H Meth officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Spokane. Strate Funeral Home of Odessa in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman-Review: 7-20-1952)

Janke, Gottfried,   Gottfried Janke. Male, white, widowed, farmer. Husband of Julia Jess. Birth: 2-22-1860, Russia; aged: 79 yrs 6 mos 26 days.  Father: no record born Russia; Mother: no record born Russia. Informant: Elsie Frank of 1019 Pike St, Seattle. Residence: 1019 Pike Street Seattle, King Co, WA. 40 years in US.  Death: 9-17-1939, King County Hospital Unit #1, Seattle, King Co, WA. Length of stay in hospital: 1 month; Length of stay in city: 2 ½ years. Cause of death: hypostatic pneumonia. Burial: Lakeview Cemetery 9-21-1939; Bonney-Watson Co, funeral director, 1702 Broadway.” (WA State Dept of Health: Cert. of Death)

Janke, Gottfried, Jr., 1915,  "An ‘empty’ rifle claimed toll of another life last Sunday, shortly after noon, when Gottfried Janke, Jr, son of Mr and Mrs Gottfried Janke, well known farmers residing 14 miles southwest of Odessa, was killed while cleaning a rifle on the front porch of his home. The family had just returned from church when the young man took his rifle into the sunlight of the porch to clean it. It is supposed that he thought the gun was empty and in jamming the cleaning rod through the barrel, the shell was discharged. The boy’s arm warded off the rod, which passed to the side of his head, but the bullet entered the lower part of his throat, piercing the trachea and he died within five minutes. He was sixteen years of age. His parents, two brothers and four sisters survive him. The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock, from the Yanke church in that community, by the Rev Reiker, of Warden, and interment was made in the cemetery there. The family has the sympathy of a host of friends in their bereavement." (Odessa Record: 2-05-1915)

Jasmann, D, 1915,  "D Jasmann received a message from Portland Tuesday announcing the death that morning of his brother’s wife, Mrs George Jasmann. Death was entirely unexpected as Mrs Jasmann was in the best of health just a few weeks ago when Mr Jasmann was visiting in Portland, and the message did not give the cause. The funeral was held yesterday." (Odessa Record: 6-25-1915)

Jasmann, Rose,   “Mrs Rose Jasmann, 93, died last week at Stockton, CA, where she had lived the past 34 years. She was the wife of Fred G Jasmann who died in Odessa in 1912 and is buried here. At Stockton she lived with her son, Edward G Jasmann, whom old timers will remember was Odessa’s photographer for a number of years. She was a native of Russia.  Survivors are three children, Edward of Stockton; Herman Jasmann and Mary Seiler, both of Spokane; a sister, Mrs Henry Rohrer of Rio Linda, and 6 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. Two of her five children preceded her in death, Mrs William Wilson and Mrs Lloyd Taylor.” (Odessa Record: June 1961 scrapbook)

Karsten, Samuel, 1913,  "Martin Quast received word from Krupp, Saskatchewan last Sunday evening that his father-in-law, Samuel Karsten, had died very suddenly that morning from blood poison. Mr Quast left on Monday to attend the funeral which was held in Krupp yesterday. Mr Karsten was a former resident of the Odessa country, having been one of the pioneers here, but has been residing in Canada for the past several years." (Odessa Record: 11-14-1913)

Keller, Christoph, 1916,  "The funeral of Christoph Keller who died suddenly last Friday were held at the German Baptist church Tuesday morning, Rev Emil Huber officiating. Short services were also held at the Keller Cemetery near Wheeler where interment took place in the afternoon. Mr Keller at the time of his death was 66 years, 6 months and 15 days old. He was born in Russia and emigrated to South Dakota 28 years ago. 14 years ago he came to Washington and settled near Wheeler and a few years ago left his children to take care of his land and took up residence in Odessa. He was a devoted husband, a kind father and a good friend. Having been from youth a member of the Baptist Church, he believed in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man and was one who sought to let his light shine by following in the footsteps of his Master. The large number present at his funeral and interment was in itself an evidence of the esteem in which he was held in both communities. He leaves a wife, four daughters, the Misses Katie, Bertha and Minnie Keller of Odessa and Wheeler and Mrs Geo Hein of New Hampton, IA, and three sons, George, Charles and Jacob Keller, of Wheeler, all of which were present at the funeral, to mourn his loss." (Odessa Record: 7-28-1916)

 Kelly, Darby,  Darby D Kelly, one of the earliest settlers in the Odessa country, died at his home Wednesday morning of cancer after an illness of 15 months. He was 75 years old. He and his family settled on  a homestead north of Irby in 1902. They lived there for eight years before moving to Odessa, where he engaged in the retail business.” (75 Yrs Ago in 1-27-2000 representing Odessa Record: 1-23-1925)

Kelly, Norma Patricia Allen, “The carnival grounds here Sunday were swept by searing flames when a butane gas tank blew up in a popcorn stand, killing a woman and two little boys, critically burning others.  The dead include two sons of Mr and Mrs Gale Palmer of Odessa, Robert, 2, and Jeff, 3; and the operator of the stand, Mrs Norma Patricia Allen Kelly, 31, 9718 5th Place SW, Seattle, widowed mother of four children. She was killed instantly. Removed to Deaconess hospital after emergency care here were Mrs Palmer, 26, and another son, Billy, 4, Mrs Palmer on the critical list, Billy fairly good; Mrs Claire Morton of Seattle, good condition; her daughter, Kathy, 4, critical; Mrs Evelyn Stevens, Puyallup, good condition; her daughter, Johanna, 10, fairly good; Mrs Elizabeth Zwick, 56, from Hartline, critical, and Glenn Dry, 26, St Louis, a carnival worker, critical. The carnival, King’s Shows, was here for its second year at the Odessa Rodeo. It was just getting underway for a Sunday afternoon play when the tank exploded. The tank, three feet long and a foot in diameter, burst from top to bottom, and life a flame thrower, hurtled fire into two other tent covered concession stands, another trailer concession and the trailer office…” (excerpt Odessa Record: 8-31-1961)

Kemp, Mrs. G. B., 1949,  "Former Resident Is Buried in Idaho. Funeral services were held at Bonners Ferry, Idaho, last Thursday for Mrs G B Kemp, 77, former Odessa resident, who died at her home there last Tuesday after a long illness. Mrs Kemp was born at Michigan City, IN, and had been a resident of Bonners Ferry for 22 years. She and her husband left Odessa more than 25 years ago. In Odessa the Kemps were associated with business life, Mr Kemp being a partner in the firm of Luher and Kemp, and active in community affairs. At Bonners Ferry the family followed the hardware business. She is survived by her widower, at the home, and a cousin, Louise Schlicker, Michigan City, IN." (Odessa Record: 1-27-1949)

Kessler,(Kissler) Infant,  “A six month old child of Fred Kessler died suddenly Saturday and was interred in the Congregational Cemetery south of here Monday.” (Odessa Record-June 12, 1908-Irby Briefs; edit: this child is buried in the Emmaus Cemetery in Adams County)

Kister, Infant,  “Rev W M Essig returned Thursday from Ruff where he preached the funeral sermon for the two months old child of Mr and Mrs Henry Kister who died of pneumonia the day before Christmas.” ( Odessa Record: 1-04-1918)

Klasen, Paul A.,  “Soap Lake. Mass of the Christian Burial was held at 1 p.m. today for Paul A Klasen Sr, 88, of Soap Lake at the Church of Our Sorrowful Mother Catholic Church, with Rev John McDonnell officiating. Burial followed at Valley View Memorial Park. Born Oct 9, 1894 in Birch Creek, MI, he died Thursday at Soap Lake. Klasen served in the US Navy from 1916 to 1918 and moved to Soap Lake in 1919. He operated a transfer business in Soap Lake. He married Ethel Redman Aug 29, 1923 in Ephrata. He worked as Soap Lake deputy for the Great Northern Railroad, ran the Soap Lake telephone exchange from 1921 to 1944, was a contract mail carrier in the Soap Lake area in the 1950s and was Soap Lake town treasurer 49 years. He was a member of Our Sorrowful Mother Catholic Church and donated the land on which the church now stands. He was a member of the Soap Lake Senior Center, Knights of Columbus, Retired Public Employees Council and Soap Lake Lions Club. Survivors include his wife, Ethel, Soap Lake; two sons, Paul Klasen Jr, of Ephrata and Frank Klasen of Soap Lake; one daughter, Mary Ann Derr of Seattle; 5 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters. Nicoles Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.” (scrapbook item: May 1983)

Knodel,  Mrs. Knodel,  “Funeral services for Mrs Gottfried Knodel, 66, former Odessa resident who died at her home in Yakima April 13, were held in Yakima last Thursday afternoon, the Rev J C Nauss officiating. Interment was in Calgary Cemetery at Yakima. She was well known in this district, being the mother of Mrs Theresia Knodel of Odessa and Mrs Mathilda Roloff of Lamona. She was born in Roumania, April 11, 1865, and married Martin Reich. In 1902 she came to the United States and she and her husband made their home 18 miles southwest of Odessa. Mr Reich died in 1907 and in 1910 she married Gottfried Knodel. They lived near Odessa on the F J Lauer ranch until 1925, when they moved to Yakima.  She is survived by her husband; five daughters, Mrs Knodel, Odessa; Mrs Roloff, Lamona; Mrs Emily Swyter, Los Angeles; Mrs Edith Casey, Portland, OR; three sons, Otto Reich, Portland, OR; Rudolph and John Reich, in California; 22 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Forty-six relatives, including Mr and Mrs Simon Roloff and family of Lamona, Mr and Mrs Adrian Werner of Mohler and Mrs and Mrs John Knodel and family of Odessa, attended the funeral.”  (scrapbook obit: 1931)

Kramer,  Mrs. Fred,   “Mrs Fred Kramer, step-mother of Alex Kramer, died early Monday morning in the Odessa hospital where she was taken Friday. She had been ill for many months. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the United Congregational church there, with the Rev E J Eslinger officiating. Mrs Kramer is survived by her husband, three brothers and three sisters in Chicago, and a brother, Rev William Essig of Oregon City, Oregon, who with his wife attended the last rites. Bob Kramer, WSC student and son of Mr and Mrs Alex Kramer was also here for the services. The body was sent to Chicago for burial. Mrs Kramer came from Chicago 19 years ago when she and Mr Kramer were married. Fred Kramer is confined in the Odessa hospital since he suffered a stroke Saturday which affected his right arm and right leg. His condition is serious and  made more so by the passing of his wife.” (Citizen: 12-15-1950)

Kramer, s/o John, 1913,  "A 12 year old son of John Kramer, a farmer living about 12 miles west of Ritzville, was fatally injured Saturday. While standing on a combine harvester, which was in motion, he fell into the machinery, which mangled him. One leg was almost torn form his body and his back was broken. He suffered other injuries. A physician was called, but the boy died in agony before the doctor arrived." (Odessa Record: 7-25-1913)

Kremsreiter, Louis,   “Louis Kremsreiter, 93, Auburn, died July 19 at the Auburn general hospital, the Record is informed. Requiem High Mass was sung at the Holy Family Catholic church the next Monday. Entombment was at Woodland Abbey Mausoleum at Sumner.  Born in Germany Sept 5, 1867, Mr Kremsreiter came to the United States in 1884. He settled in the farming area of Odessa and sent back to Germany for his fiancee. They were married in Spokane April 8, 1901. The family moved to Auburn from Puyallup in 1930.  Mr and Mrs Kremsreiter observed their 50th wedding anniversary April 8, 1951.  Mrs Kremsreiter died in 1953. Mr Kremsreiter made his home with a son, William, where he was actively engaged in helping about the farm until a short time prior to his death. He was ill about a week.  He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church. He is survived by three sons, Louis, Jr, Odessa; Joseph, Spokane, and William, Auburn; five daughters, Mrs Mary Schletzbaum, Puyallup; Mrs Theresa Gray, Cashmere; Mrs Clara McDonald, Bainbridge Island; Mrs Annie Krentz, Auburn, and Mrs Margaret Hieggelke, Auburn, 13 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: August 1961; scrapbook item; his wife was the former Theresa Reitner)

Krieger, Marie Trupp, 2006,  "Marie Trupp Krieger, an Odessa native and member of a pioneer Odessa family, died Thursday August 17, 2006, in Portland. She was 95 years old. She was born Nov 29, 1910, on a wheat farm 16 ½ mile southwest of Odessa, the 10th child of Henry Jr and Maria (Libsack) Trupp. She lived there the first 14 years of her life, attending the Emaus Congregational Church, where she was confirmed, and the Schafer School. In the days before school buses, Marie, like many country boys and girls, was obliged to work for room and board in town in order to attend high school. She lived with Sam and Grace Williams and graduated from Odessa High School in 1929. Marie credited Mrs Williams for the inspiration and encouragement to go on to Washington State College (now University), from which she graduated in 1934 with a BA degree in foreign languages. To earn money for college, she worked on the family farm during vacation, one summer driving 16 head of horses and mules pulling a two-man combine. That summer’s job included as well harnessing the horses, milking a cow twice a day and cooking three meal a day for the harvest crew. The wages: $1 a day. Marie was a lifeguard at the Odessa swimming pool for two summers. Her first teaching position was as an instructor in German and English at Endicott High School. She later taught English and Spanish at Tonasket High School. She married Walter C Krieger on Oct 25, 1941, in Portland. They purchased a house there, which was their home for 65 years. During World War II, Walter served in the European theater. During that time, Marie worked in a plywood factory before going back to teaching at Roosevelt High School in Portland. After the war the Kriegers purchased a refuse hauling business, which they operated until their retirement in 1982. Walter died in Jan 1993. She and Walter enjoyed sport salmon fishing the year around in the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. She was a member of the Northwest Steelheaders Association, Sauvie Island Grange, Odessa Historical Society, Odessa High School Alumni Association, WSU Alumni Association and the Rivercrest Community Congregational Church. Marie was a life member of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia. At the national convention in August 2006, she received the AHSGR Special Citation Award in recognition for her translations of Volga German obituaries and German-Russian church records and documents. She was a contributor for many years to The Odessa Record of obituaries of former Odessa residents living in the Portland area. She is survived by one sister, Helen Abel, of Las Vegas. Funeral services were held Aug 21 at Skyline Memorial Gardens in Portland." (Odessa Record: 9-14-2006)

Kuch, Mrs. Henry,   Mrs Henry Kuch, age 50, a former resident of the Odessa country, died at her home at Dryden, Sunday of blood poisoning. Mrs Kuch had been afflicted with diabetes for nearly 10 years, but her condition was not considered serious until five weeks ago, when after having some teeth pulled, infection developed which could not be checked.  She is survived by her husband, four sons and four daughters. Her funeral was held Tuesday at the Dryden Congregational church, the Rev J Reister, the Rev G Graedel and the Rev M Seil, officiating, after which interment took place at the Peshastin Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 1-14-1927)

Kuest, Harvey,  Harvey L Kuest died in Soap Lake, on May 3, 2007. He was 89 years old. Harvey was born March 6, 1918 in Odessa, to John and Lydia (Reiman) Kuest. He was a World War II Army Veteran and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. As a young man he worked in the trucking business before entering the US Army during WW II. He was discharged in 1946 and returned to Odessa, WA where he worked for Lincoln County Road Dept and owned and operated Richfield oil distributorship for about eight years before moving to Soap Lake. In 1965 he bought the Del Red Tavern in Soap Lake and changed the name to Jumbo’s. He operated that until 1992, when he retired. He enjoyed watching sports on TV until his death. He is survived by his very dear friend, Martha Janke of Marlin; children Jeri Kuest of Lynnwood, WA; Steve Kuest of Fall City, WA; Kim Riley of Anchorage, Alaska; Jay Kuest of Deer Park; Kay Kuest-Partridge of Spokane, and Marty Heaverlo of University Place, WA; 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Odessa with Pastor Tim Hauge officiating.  Concluding services and interment were held at Valley View Memorial Park in Soap Lake, on Tuesday, May 8. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 5-10-2007)

Kysar, Margery F.,  Margery F Kysar died on Aug 28, 2006, at her home in Harrington.  She and her husband Paul lived in the Lamona/Odessa area for a time before moving to Harrington.  She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Paul Kysar, at the home; 11 children: Dorothy Bergman, of Woodland, WA; Robert Kysar, of Sprague; Paula Anderson, of Castle Rock, WA; David Kysar, of Davenport; Lynnette Lindberg, of La Center, WA; Roberta Kysar, of Vancouver, WA; Randy Kysar, of Davenport; Mary Schoenfelder, of Yacolt, WA; Carolyn Tikka, of Woodland; Amy Tanninen, of Davenport; and Gunnar Kysar, of Davenport; and 55 grandchildren. She also has one brother, Donald Redinger, of Spearfish, SD, and two sisters, Edith Blakeman of Sheridan, WY; and Dorothy Stewart, of Sundance, WY, along with numerous nieces and nephews.” (Odessa Record: 8-31-2006)

Larsen, Jean, Jean Shanstrom Larsen, 83, of Seattle, and a former Wilson Creek resident, passed away on Dec 22 in Seattle. She was born on Sept 19, 1912 in Seattle where she attended Seattle public schools and graduated form the Univ. of WA. Mrs Larsen taught school in eastern Washington and was employed by the Farmer’s Home Administration. Following the death of her first husband, she joined the Red Cross and was sent to Germany, after which she worked in East Niagara Falls, NY, South Bend, IN, and Longview. While working for the U & I Sugar Co and judging at county fairs, she met her husband, Lloyd Larsen.  They were married on Nov 12, 1960 and lived on the Larsen ranch at Wilson Creek where they adopted two children. In 1985 they retired to Seattle where they did volunteer work at the public library and with the Seattle Children’s Museum. They also enjoyed  traveling and attending plays and concerts. Mrs Larsen was an active member of the League of Women Voters and the Episcopal Church. She is survived by her husband Lloyd Larsen; a son, Robert; a daughter, Alice; a sister, Helen Russell; a brother, and numerous…” (scrapbook obit: undated)

Larsen, Lloyd,  Lloyd Larsen passed away July 17, 2007 at the age of 86. He was born in Wilson Creek to Chris and Marie (Jensen) Larsen. Larsen served in the Marines during WW II. Upon returning from the service he farmed at Wilson Creek with his brothers, Tom and Norman, until his retirement.  Larsen married Jean C Shanstrom in Nov 1960. They moved to Seattle where they enjoyed their retirement years.  He served on the Grant County Fair Board, volunteered at the Seattle Library, and was a charter member of the Wilson Creek American Legion Post #216. His passion was for the Seattle Mariners. He also enjoyed going for his walks, reading and spending time with his grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Jean, brother Tom and sisters, Evelyn and Verna. He is survived by his son Robert (Stephanie) and grandchildren Wyatt and Conner; daughter Alice and grandchildren Dusty, Desiree and Brandi; two brothers, Chris (Phyllis) and Norman (Barbara); one  sister, Mariane Saunders and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Odessa Record: 7-26-2007)

Lawson, Christopher,   Christopher Lawson, a pioneer farmer of the Almira district was buried at Spangle where he died at the home of a daughter after having been kicked in the abdomen by a horse a week before. Mr Lawson has been a resident of the Almira country for 25 years.” (Odessa Record: 10-16-1925)

Leischner, Mrs., 1913,  "Mrs William Isaak and Mrs John D Schimke left yesterday morning for Parkston, SD, to attend the funeral of their mother, Mrs. Leischner, word of whose death, from old age, was received by them Wednesday afternoon. They drove overland to Lind and took the Olympian train, on the Milwaukee, from that point. The funeral is to be held Sunday, and after remaining a week or ten days with relatives in Parkston, the two will go to American Falls, Idaho, where they will visit with other relatives for a month." (Odessa Record: 10-03-1913)

Lewis,  Arthur, 1916,  "Arthur Lewis, the four year old son of Mr and Mrs J A Lewis, died at the home of his parents Tuesday morning of a valvular heart lesion, which had made the child an invalid for a long time. As soon as the little fellow died, his parents placed the body in an automobile and took it to Spokane where funeral services were conducted from Smith’s undertaking parlors." (Odessa Record: 9-29-1916)

Lobe, Herbert, 1925,  (Herbert Lobe) "A 19-months old son of Mr and Mrs Nathaniel Lobe, who reside near Batum, died of septic intestinal poisoning after an illness of only 18 hours. The little one got up apparently well in the morning but was taken sick soon after. Dr Thompson was called in the afternoon and it appeared to respond to treatment but had a relapse and passed away during the night. The funeral was held this afternoon at the Hoffnungsberg church and burial took place in the church cemetery." (Odessa Record: 10-23-1925)

Lloyd, William,   William Lloyd Sr, who is quite well known by many people here as the father of Mrs Emma Stanfield, an Odessa pioneer, died Saturday at his home at Milton, Oregon, of paralysis and his funeral was held there Tuesday.  The Masons, of which Mr Lloyd was the oldest member in his section of the state, having joined in 1873, had charge of the ceremonies at the grave.  Mr Lloyd was born in Virginia in 1841 and had lived at Milton for 34 years. He is survived by his widow; a daughter, Mrs Stanfield, Portland, and two sons, William Lloyd Jr, and Henry Lloyd, San Francisco.” (Odessa Record: 12-10-1926)

Lutz, August,   “Victim of a harvesting accident July 17 at Ritzville, August Lutz, 26, farm worker, died of injuries Tuesday in a Spokane hospital. The young man slipped into a hay pitching machine and one of the long sharp knives impaled him through the abdomen, inflicting terrible injuries. His condition was regarded as hopeless from the start.” (Odessa Record: 7-23-1936)



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