Odessa Vicinity Deaths

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Haase:  Arthur Haase of Kettle Falls, born Feb 3, 1923 to Daniel and Pauline (Stueckle) Haase in Odessa, passed away March 29, 1991 at Mount Carmel Hospital, Colville. He was married to Nellie Shuler in Odessa in Feb 1944, where they farmed until 1950 when they moved to Rice. There they continued farming until 1964, when they moved to Kettle Falls where Mr Haase worked for various lumber companies and also logged.  He was a veteran of WW II, serving in the US Navy. Preceded in death by infant twin daughters, by his parents, and by five brothers: Edwin, Walt, Albert, Leon and Ernest Haase, he is survived by his wife, Nellie, at the Kettle Falls home; by a son, Daniel Haase of Vancouver; by a daughter, Susan Maguire of Spokane; by 5 brothers: Herb Haase, Donald Haase and Stanley Haase, all of Odessa; Richard Haase of Colville; and Harvey Haase of Lind; four sisters: Elsie Winter and Louella Smith, both of Odessa; Alma Burkholtz of Kettle Falls, and Ruth Schumaker of Ritzville; and by 5 grandchildren. Memorial service for Mr Haase was held Tuesday, April 2, 1991 at the Kettle Falls American Legion Hall. Danekas Funeral Chapel of Colville was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 4-11-1991)

Haase: “A new baby boy arrived at the home of Mr and Mrs Daniel Haase, north of town, yesterday. Dr Ganson was in attendance.” (Odessa Record: 9-25-1908)

Haase: “Funeral services for Dora Belle Millhorn Haase were held Saturday at the Hazen and Jaeger Funeral home in the Spokane Valley.  Mrs Haase, who was 77 years old, died Nov 24, 1992. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto Haase, earlier this year. She was born May 4, 1915, the daughter of Mr and Mrs Duff Millhorn, early settlers northwest of Odessa. She and her husband operated a barber shop and beauty parlor in Odessa for several years. After they moved to the Spokane Valley she owned and operated the Central Valley Beauty Salon in Greenacres. She retired in 1976.  She was a member of the Valley Methodist Church and of the Ramona Rebekahs #238. Survivors include one daughter, Vivian B Vestal, of Spokane; one son, Melvin O Haase, of Spokane, 10 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 1992) 

Haase:  Edwin Hasse, (buried Philippine Island, May 1945) "The report on Edwin Haase, who entered the service shortly after harvest last fall, indicated he had been killed in action on Luzon on May 31, where he was serving with the 129th infantry. Survivors include his daughter, Carol Lee, Odessa; his parents, Mr and Mrs Dan Haase Jr; 10 brothers, Richard, of Marlin; Herbert, Walter, Albert, Odessa; Leon, Othello; Arthur, with the navy in CA; Harvey, Lind; Ernest, Don and Stanley, Odessa; four sisters, Mrs Dan Burkholz, Warden; Mrs Julius Winter, Odessa; Mrs Harbert Shoemaker, Lind; and Louella Haase, Odessa." (Odessa Record: 6-21-1945) "Memorial service for Edwin Haase, killed in action on Luzon, May 31, 1945, will be held on Sunday night at 7:30 at the St Matthews Congregational Church, the Rev J P Flemmer conducting the service. The American Legion will attend in a body and present the flag. A W Birge, commander, announces that this group will meet at the Legion hall at 7 o’clock, and proceed to the church from there." (Odessa Record: 7-05-1945)

Haase:  “Mrs Elsie Winter of Odessa was named guardian of the property of her niece Carol Lee Haase, a minor, following a court hearing at Davenport July 17. Mrs Juanita Haase, mother of the child, objected to the appointment, having been given custody of her daughter when she was granted a divorce decree from the child’s father, Edwin Haase, March 2, 1943. Mrs winter was not named guardian of the child, but of her property, a $10,000 government insurance policy left by the child’s father, who was killed in action with army forces in the Pacific, last May. The child is with her mother.” (Odessa Record: 7-26-1945; edit: Suchland’s Odessa Cemetery records show that Edwin Haase was buried in the Philippine Islands.)

Haase:  Harold Haase died Oct 9, 1995 in Glendale, AZ. He had lived in Arizona for 39 years. He was born April 2, 1914, at the farm of his parents, Mr and Mrs John Haase, north of Odessa. He married Hennie Rough, a teacher at Odessa High School, in 1940, and during WW II he worked as a welder in the Tacoma shipyards. After the war, he bought a small garage outside Tacoma. He and his family moved to Casa Grande, AZ in 1956. In 1992 they moved to Glendale to be near family as Jennie had Alzheimer’s disease and Harold was suffering from Parkinson’s disease. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Haroldene Cernansky and Adrienne Rose; two sisters, Esther Schlimmer of Odessa and Delora Yanke, of San Diego; one brother, Harvey Haase of Odessa; and grandchildren. (notes from Odessa Record: undated scrapbook)

Haase: Magdelena Haase estate in Dec 1918, Adams Co, in 12-07-1918 Odessa Record, burial in Hoffnungsburg Cemetery. Magdalena Lobe Haase was the first wife of Dan Haase Jr, married in 1907, died prior to Dec-1918 estate settlement.

Haase: “Memorial services for Maida (Kelly) Haase were held at Betts Funeral Home, Wenatchee, WA, on Saturday, Jan 7, 1984. Maida passed away on Monday, Jan 2 after an extended illness.  Maida was born in Odessa on March 19, 1919 to William and Irene Kelly. (Wm Kelly was a bookkeeper for the Odessa Union Warehouse Co and the son of an early Odessa pioneer, Darby Kelly). The Kelly’s moved from Odessa to Wenatchee, then to Reardan, where Maida graduated from Reardan High School. Following graduation, she worked at Lakeland Village. She later moved to Nevada and then to Montana. Maida moved to Seattle, and lived in the Seattle-Tacoma area for about ten years before moving to Spokane, where in 1957, she married Everett E Schoonover, who died in 1968. She then moved to Wenatchee, and in 1969 married Leo Haase. Survivors include her husband, Leo, at home; one son, Jeffrey, east Wenatchee; three daughters, Roberta Forrest, Seattle; Cynthia Anderson and Pennie Schoonover, both of Wenatchee; and one granddaughter, Wendy Anderson of Wenatchee. Her parents and her sister, Patricia, preceded Maida in death.” (Odessa Record: 1-12-1984)

Haase:  Otto J Haase.—Passed away April 11, 1992 after a short illness. Survived by his wife, Dora Belle Haase, at the home; one son, Melvin Haase of Spokane; daughter, Vivian Vestal of Spokane; 10 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren; brothers, Harold Haase of Casa Grande, AZ; Harvey Haase of Odessa, WA; two sisters, Esther Schlimer of Odessa, WA; Delores Yankee of San Diego, CA. He and his wife owned and operated the Central Valley Barber & Beauty Shop, retiring in 1970. He was a  member of the Spokane Valley Methodist Church , Masonic Lodge Orchard 200 F&AM, and the Scottish Rite Bodies. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 15, 1992, at 2 p.m. at Colonial Chapel, Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home, the Rev James H Walker, officiating.” (Spokesman: 1992) 

Haase:  “Funeral services for Richard Haase, a native of Odessa, and former resident of the area, will be held at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, July 25, at the Danekas Funeral Chapel in Ritzville. Mr Haase, whose home was in Kettle Falls, died on Tuesday, July 23, 1996, in Colville at the age of 87. He was born on Sept 24, 1908, in Odessa, the son of Daniel and Magdalena Haase. He grew up in the Odessa area and farmed here for 15 years.  He married Alvina Melcher in 1930 in Odessa. They moved to Marlin in 1945 to operate a hardware and grocery store. In 1947, they moved to Ritzville to operate Lan’s Cafe for a year. They owned a farm and dairy ranch near Rice for 10 years and then moved to Kettle Falls, where he worked at a grain elevator. He retired in 1973 as the assistant manager of the elevators. He married Ella Luiten in Ritzville in 1950. She preceded him in death in 1982 after 32 years of marriage. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, baseball and breeding Black Labrador retrievers. He was one of the founding members of the Kettle Falls Gun Club.  He is survived by two sons, Dennis Haase and wife, Mary, of Kettle Falls, and Eugene Haase, of Tri-Cities; one daughter, Glenna Childress and husband, Jack, of Moses Lake; two step-daughters, Marie Lenhart and husband, Clarence, of Ritzville, and Aleta Nutt and husband, Clyde, of Colville; two step-sons, Loyal Luiten of Spokane, and Gary Luiten, of Oakland, CA; two sisters, Elsie Winter, of Odessa, and Alma Burkholtz, of Kettle falls; two half-sisters, Ruth Schumaker and husband, Herb, of Ritzville, and Louella Smith of Odessa; one half-brother, Donald Haase, of Wilson Creek; 13 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. The Rev Brian Elster will officiate at the funeral. Graveside services will follow at Meyers Falls Cemetery at Kettle Falls. Danekas Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 7-25-1996)

Haase: Stanley Dale Haase. Died: 11-17-1993. Birth: 9-26-1938, WA. Divorced: Father: Daniel Haase Jr. Mother: Pauline Stueckle. Cremation: Inland Evergreen Crematory. Spokane, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)

Hagelganz:  Jacob (Jack) Hagelganz died Oct 25, 1998 in Providence Medical Center in Portland, with interment in Rose City Cemetery in Portland. He was the husband of the late Julia Eckhardt Hagelganz, an Odessa native, who died in 1987. Jack Hagelganz was born in Saratov, Russia, Nov 13, 1905, the son of the Rev Heinrich and Elizabeth (Jacoby) Hagelganz. In 1906, his parents emigrated to the US> Jack married Julia on June 19, 1927. She was one of seven daughters of Conrad and Anna Margaret (Goetz) Eckhardt. Two sons were born to them, James and Ronald Gene, the latter was killed in a plane crash near Bremerton, WA. In August 1988, Jack married Frieda Green. Son James became the Rev James W Hagelganz. (notes from Odessa Record: 12-03-1998)

Hagelganz: “Henry and Lydia Hopp, Norma and Bob Kuch, and Paul Hopp were in Portland Dec 14 to attend the funeral of Julia Hagelganz. The deceased, a sister to Lydia Hopp and Clara Kissler, passed away Dec 11, 1987.” (Odessa Record: 12-24-1987)

Hagen:  “The body of John Michael Hagen, 24, of Redondo Beach, who drowned Dec 18 while on a duck-hunting trip with two other Seattle men, was found Friday night by Louis Wraspir and Robert Kines of Cleveland, OH. The Wanapum Reservoir gave up two bodies over the weekend.” (excerpt of 7-22-1965 obit of Donald E Wraspir in Odessa Record)

Hale:  “Mrs Mary Ann Hale, 89, Creston, died Tuesday. She was born in England and came with the family to Illinois when 15 years old. She was married there to Luke Hale, who died several years ago. Surviving are four sons, Robert, Nezperce, ID; George, Pasadena, CA; Thomas, Wilson Creek; Luke, Creston; and two daughters, Mrs Leah Plummer, Berkeley, CA, and Mrs Eva Mangis, Creston.” (Odessa Record: Jan 20, 1944)

Hall: Constance Lee Hall of Odessa buried Davenport. She was born March 2, 1947 at Ritzville to Neil and Betty Lou Hughes, graduated from Odessa High School. She married Ernie Hall in 1980. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor shortly after her marriage. (notes from Odessa Record: 1-29-1987)

Hall:  Oliver (Bud) Hall, 50, street commissioner and policeman in Davenport and a member of the fire department, dropped dead form a heart attack while working on the roof of the city pump station Tuesday. Survivors are his widow, Mrs Dora Hall, and two brothers, James Hall of Davenport and Edward Hall of Fruitland.” (Odessa Record: 15 July 1943)

Hancock:  Howard Harold (Hancock), two year old son of Mr and Mrs F E Hancock, of Lamona, 10 miles east of Odessa, was drowned in Coal Creek, which runs through that place, on Friday night. The child left the store at Lamona to go home and when he failed to make his appearance at home, a search was made for him, resulting in the finding of the body in the creek. A physician was summoned, but efforts at resuscitation failed. The child was missed about 6:30 and after making sure that he was not in any home a search was started, with the aid of all neighbors. About 7:15 his body was found in the creek by Dorothy Monk and George Reese. Jim Hancock, the boy’s uncle, who was looking for him at the bridge on the highway, was called immediately and he jumped into the deep water and brought him out. Jim, with several others, worked over him for some time, after which he was brought to the Golm home, where artificial respiration and hot packs were applied, while waiting for the arrival of Dr Wagner of Harrington, who made every effort to revive him. ‘Howdy’ was two years of age on Feb 4 and was one of the most beloved children Lamona has ever known, and will be sadly missed. He is survived by his parents and one brother, Elwood, six years old. The body was taken to Spokane and the funeral was held there on Sunday with Rev Erma Wells, of the Church of Truth, officiating, after which interment was made at Elk, WA.  Pallbearers were Ed Holman, Buck Golm, George Reese and Dan Roloff, all of Lamona.” (Odessa Record: 3-24-1933)

Haner:  “Funeral services for Earl Haner were held on April 24 in Bremerton, WA. Mr Haner, who was 86 years old, died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at the Veterans Hospital in Seattle. He was born Feb 12, 1913, in Elma, WA, the son of Jon and Elizabeth (Hattabaugh) Haner. He was graduated from Odessa High School with the Class of 1931. He married Harriet Moore on Jan 18, 1946. He served in the US Army as a technical sergeant from 1942 to 1945. He later worked as a metalsmith at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, retiring in 1967. He was a member of the Bremerton Fiddlers, the American Legion Post #149 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by his wife. Interment was at Ivy Green Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 5-06-1999)

Hanly:  Rev William Hanly died Dec 27, 2004  in Ireland, his native country. He had served St Joseph Catholic church in the 1980s and included Harrington’s St Francis of Assissi Church to his retirement in 1991. (notes from Odessa Record: 1-27-2005)

Hansen:Mrs John Hansen, 83, mother of Guy Hansen of Wilbur, Mrs Lena Burson of Spokane and Harry Hansen of Odessa, died in her sleep of a heart ailment last week at her home in Everett, WA.  Mrs Hansen, who was a native of Denmark, came to America when 16 years old. She was married in Iowa and with her husband came west in the territorial period of Washington and located near Everett. In 1910 they came to Wilbur and were extensive wheat growers until Mr Hansen’s death about 15 years ago. Then Mrs Hansen returned to Everett. Other children surviving are John Hansen of Newport; Mrs Anna Sweeney, William (Mack) Hansen and Mrs Agnes Maydole, all of Everett. There are 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 8-15-1946)

Hanson:  “Mrs Margaret Gertrude Hanson, 30, formerly Miss Margaret Oertel of Odessa, died at Fairfield during the week end and was buried there on Monday. Relatives from Odessa went to attend the funeral, leaving here on Monday.  Her survivors include her husband, Oswald T Hanson, and daughter, Carol; mother and step-father, Rev and Mrs H P Christensen of Odessa; two sisters, Miss Marie Christensen and Mrs A V Cross of St Anthony, ID, and one brother, Irvin Oertel, Odessa. Rev Christensen remained in Odessa in order to officiate at the Rodeck funeral here on Sunday, going to Fairfield on Monday. The funeral was on Monday with the Rev O W Reitz officiating.” (Odessa Record: 1-11-1935)

Hardeman:  Lynn Hardeman died July 27, 1996 in West Covina, CA with graveside services at Oakdale Memorial Park. He was the husband of the former Mildred Weber, who was formerly of Odessa, and who survives. (notes from Odessa Record: 8-06-1996)

Hardeman:  Mildred K E Hardeman died Jan 9, 2000 in West Covina, CA. She was born in Odessa, Aug 16, 1916, sixth of the eight children of Wendell and Kathryn Weber of Odessa. She was raised on the Weber family farm south of Odessa. She graduated from Odessa High School with the Class of 1935. After the war, she married Lynn Hardeman, of OK, and they lived in CA thereafter. She is survived by three daughters, Cathlynn Groh, of Denver; Carol Graham of Orange, CA; and Colleen Sterne, of Santa Barbara, CA; brother, John Weber and two sisters, Esther Gardner of Seattle, and Gertrude Glanzman of Portland. (notes from Odessa Record: 4-25-2000)

Hardt:  “Funeral services for Jacob Hardt, 79, Batum area resident, are being held form the Emmanuel Lutheran church this afternoon, the Rev Benj W Schuldheiss officiating.  Mr Hardt died at the Ritzville hospital on Sunday, after having been seriously ill for nearly three months. Mr Hardt was born in Brunnenthal, Russia, Oct 12, 1868. On Feb 12, 1888 he was married to Katherine Elizabeth Ernst, and the following year moved to Herington, Kansas. After five months he moved to Portland, Oregon, where he remained 10 years, then homesteading near Ritzville. He lived in this vicinity until 1922, when he moved back to Portland. Mrs Hardt died in 1932. Mr Hardt remarried, to Elizabeth Keller, who also preceded him in death. For the past several years he has made his home with a son, Ernest Hardt, and family at Batum.  Survivors include three sons, the Rev Henry Hardt, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran church near Red wing, MN; Ernest, of Odessa, and Carl, of Bremerton; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, and one brother.” (Odessa Record: 4-29-1948)

Hardung:  Jacob Hardung, former Odessa resident, died at his home at Opportunity, WA, on Friday, relatives were notified. Funeral services were held Monday from the Thornhill Valley chapel, The Rev J M Groschupf officiating, and burial was made in the Pines Cemetery, Opportunity.  Born in Russia on Nov 7, 1890, he came to America while still a child. He married Miss Martha Ramm on Apr 7, 1923, at Wenatchee and made their home at Dryden. Later they moved to Spokane, and returned to the Odessa and Harrington districts to farm. For a time the family lived in town until they again left for Spokane in 1942. Survivors include his wife, Martha; two daughters, Bernice and Dorothy; one son, Lloyd, at the home; two brothers, David Hardung, Odessa; and Leo, of Wenatchee; 7 sisters, Mrs Lizzie Schmauder of Spokane; Mrs Lucile Haskins and Mrs Lydia Heimbigner, both of Odessa; Mrs Pauline Motycka of Davenport; Mrs Tillie Greenwalt and Mrs Anna Yerlington, both of Wenatchee, and Mrs Caroline Renrow of Locklove, NV.” (Odessa Record: 4-11-1946)

Hardung:  Martha Hardung,  d. Sep 02, 1992: "A memorial service for Martha Hardung of Spokane, a former resident of Odessa was held on Tuesday. Mrs. Hardung, who was 86 years old, died Wednesday, Sept 2, in Spokane. She was born Sept 12, 1905, the daughter of Gottlieb and Mary Hemmerling Ramm at Moran Prairie, south of Spokane. Later her family moved to Odessa and she attended a rural school southwest of town. She married Jacob Hardung, and they lived in Odessa for many years. Mr. Hardung preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by two grandsons and one brother. Mrs. Hardung helped to organize and was the leader of the 4-H sewing club in Odessa during the mid-1930s. She left Odessa in 1940 to be employed in defense work. In later years in Spokane she was the housekeeper for the Thornhill Geraghty Langbehn Funeral Home. She was a member of the Central Lutheran Church and a former member of the Moran Prairie Grange. She had resided at Moran Prairie, near her birthplace. Survivors include one son, Lloyd Hardung, of ____; two daughters, Dorothy _____, Spokane; and Bernice Sundgren, Sand Point, Idaho; two sisters, Elsie Delzer of Spokane; and Florence Giese, of Odessa; two brothers, Emil Ramm, of Walla Walla; and Leroy Ramm, of Colton, OR; 5 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren." (Odessa Record: 9-10-1992; damaged paper)

Harper:  Elberta Balmer Harper, 78, died Dec 17, 1989 with burial in Pines Cemetery in Spokane Valley. She was graduated from Odessa High School. She was the widow of Cecil Harper and survived by two daughters. (notes from Odessa Record: 12-28-1989)

Harris:  Ned Harris, a well known farmer of the Bald Ridge, north of Reardan, committed suicide Monday night by shooting himself through the mouth with a .22 caliber rifle. The gun was still in his hands the next morning showing that death had been instantaneous. The dead man, who had been in poor health, left a wife and a son.” (Odessa Record: 5-09-1924)

Harrison:  Roy W Harrison, 34, prominent Chelan business man and orchardist, died Friday evening there after an illness of four months... Funeral at Chelan; body taken to Seattle for cremation. (Odessa Record: 11-10-1933)

Hartford:  Jack Wilbur Hartford of Fremont, CA and Harrington, passed away in CA July 22, 1988. He was born Aug 14, 1895 in Sault St Marie, MI to William and Emily Hartford, and came west with his family to Harrington in 1914. After his parents homesteaded near Coffee Pot Lake, Mr Hartford moved to Spokane, working at the Davenport Hotel. In 1921, he was married to Frances Dworak, and the couple returned to Coffee Pot Lake Resort, where he ranched and operated the resort for many years. They lived in Harrington and in California during the winters until 1975 when Frances Hartford died after the couple had been married 52 years. Last year, Mr Hartford was unable to return to Coffee Pot for the summer, remaining in CA.  He was a veteran of WW I and a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign wars. He also held membership in the Spokane chapter, BPOE, and was a member of Bluestem Grange. In 1977, he was married in CA to Christine Swanson. Preceded in death by his first wife, by his parents, and by two brothers, Mr Hartford is survived by his widow, Christine, at the home in Fremont; by a son, Bill Hartford of San Diego; by a daughter, Nedra Preciado of San Diego; by a stepdaughter, Carla Sackl; by stepsons Don Belleto of Vancouver, BC, and Bob and Dennis Belleto, both of Fremont; by a brother, Charles Hartford of Fremont; and by two granddaughters, three great granddaughters, and one great grandson. Military graveside services were held July 27 in Yakima, Shaw and Sons Funeral Home in charge.” (Odessa Record: 8-04-1988)

Hartung:  Dorothy Allen Hartung, a former Odessa school teacher, died Dec 23, 1999 in Spokane, age 96. She was born in Luana, Iowa. She taught in Odessa from 1959 to 1961 and again from 1967 to 1969. Her husband Conrad died in 1982. She is survived by a son, Allen Hartung, of Bainbridge Island, WA; 3 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. (notes from Odessa Record: 1-13-2000)

Hashagen: “Cecil Hashagen, whose serious illness was mentioned in the last issue of the Record, died last Friday at the home of his father, Henry Hashagen, at Medical Lake, and the funeral was held on Sunday. Deceased was a brother of Mrs John Palmer of this place and for several years has been employed on his father’s ranch northeast of town, having personal charge of the ranch a part of the time. He was a very likeable young fellow, and besides his family, a large circle of friends will mourn his untimely end.” (Odessa Record: Oct 1, 1909)

Hashagen: Henry Hashagen died at his ranch northeast of Odessa, Nov 1, 1909. The body was shipped to Medical Lake, with the funeral taking place from the family home in that place. He was born in Lesum, Hanover, Germany, in 1854. In 1871 emigrated to NY. He married Miss Effie Lucas, Oct 23, 1882 at Chewelah, WA. Besides his wife, he leaves 9 children, including Mrs J M Palmer of Harrington. Also two brothers in CA. (notes from Odessa Record of 11-05-1909 and 11-19-1909)

Hassett:  “Fred Weishaar, Sr, has received word of the death of his sister, Mrs Magdalena Hassett, 76, at Stratton, CO, on May 7, of a stroke. Survivors include her husband; three sons, all in the army; two daughters, and two brothers, Fred Weishaar, Odessa, and Joseph Weishaar, Colorado.” (Odessa Record: 27 May 1943)

Hattabaugh: "Charles Hattabaugh. Male, white, married. Husband of Eliza Hattabaugh. Birth: Jan 22, 1866, Salem, IN. Age: 67 yrs 4 mos 19 days. Retired farmer. Father: William born Indiana; Mother: Sara Spear born IN. Informant: Eliza Hattabough, Elma, WA. Death: June 11, 1933, 10 a.m. Reg. Dist. 6, Odessa, Lincoln Co, WA. Cause: cardio-vascular renal disease of 10 yrs duration. L J Bonney, MD. Burial: Removal to Elma, WA. Undertaker: Smith & Co, Spokane." (WA State Board of Health: Cert. of Death)

Haug:  Clara Amanda Lilly Haug died May 1, 1992 in Odessa. Burial was in Harrington Hillcrest Cemetery. She was a long-time resident of Odessa and Lamona. (notes from Odessa Record: 5-07-1992; see Hillcrest file)

Hausauer:  “The Rev Albert Hausauer, who for 50 years served congregations in the Odessa area, died in Eureka, SD, on Saturday, Dec 23, 1995. He was 90 years old. He was pastor of the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Odessa from 1939 to 1947 and for 32 years he served the Marlin Presbyterian Church and the Zion Congregational Church at Marlin. He was born on a farm near Eureka on Sept 27, 1903, the son of Karl Hausauer and Rosina Bieber Hausauer. He grew up there and attended a Congregational school, South Dakota College and Seminary at Redfield. He married Rose Gutjahr in Hosmer, SD on June 5, 1928, and they went to Chicago, where he attended Chicago Theological Seminary, graduating with high honors in June 1930, after which he was ordained. He served two congregations before coming to Odessa, for three years in Mobridge, SD, and for 6 ½ years in Plevna, MT.  He came to Odessa in the fall of 1939 as pastor of the Pilgrim Church until 1947, when the congregation merged with the St Matthew Congregational Church to become the United Congregational Church, now the Heritage United Church of Christ.  He served the Marlin congregation in conjunction with the Pilgrim Church, and from 1952 he continued as pastor of the Marlin Presbyterian Church for 14 years. He served the Zion Church until 1970. Following his retirement, he served in numerous interim pastorates in the Odessa area and at Lind, Warden, Harrington, Ritzville and Quincy. Pastor Hausauer conducted the interim ministries during the 22 years when he also was employed at Wenz Tractor and Implement Company in Odessa, for eight years as a tractor mechanic and then as manager of the parts department. Ill health forced the Hausauers to leave their home in Odessa in October 1989. They returned to South Dakota to live in a convalescent home in Eureka. Rose Hausauer died on Dec 2, 1990. Funeral services for Pastor Hausauer were held on Wednesday, Dec 27, at the United Church of Christ in Eureka.” (Odessa Record: undated scrapbook)

Hausauer:  “The death Dec 2, (1990) of Rose A Hausauer in a Bowdle, South Dakota hospital has been reported here. Funeral services will be held today (Thursday, Dec 6) at 10:30 a.m. at the United Church of Christ in Eureka, SD. Rev Albert Hausauer’s address: Senior Citizens Home, PO Box 67, Hosmer, SD. 57448.” (Odessa Record: 12-06-1990)

Havlicak:  Henry Havlicak of American Falls, Idaho, born July 15, 1895 in Jackson, MN to Thomas and Sophia Havlicak and a resident of Odessa during the years when he received his schooling, died Feb 18 at Harms Memorial Nursing Home, American Falls, after an extended illness. After his schooling, he worked for the Lake Creek Ranch where he broke horses and mules and trained race horses. Later, he entered WW I and in 1918 returned for a time to Odessa. In 1920, he moved to Idaho where he farmed with his brother in the Rockland Valley. He married Florence Hadley in Pocatello in 1927. He was an employee of area farmers and of the Idaho Highway Dept. After his retirement in 1960, the couple moved to American Falls to make their home. Mr Havlicak, who was a friend of Bill Zahl (the grandfather of Pat Estes of Odessa), is survived by his wife, at the family home; by a son, Duane Havlicak of Pocatello; by a brother, Frank Havlicak of American Falls; by 3 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral service was held Feb 21 at the American Falls LDS stake center, Bishop Lloyd Haderlie officiating. Burial followed at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Pocatello, where Davis Mortuary was in charge.” (Odessa Record: 3-09-1989)

Hay:  Former Governor Marion E Hay died at his office in the Symons building at Spokane on Tuesday, from a heart attack. He had been ill with influenza but had been at his desk for a few days preceding his sudden death. Mr Hay, a republican, had a varied political career. His last political effort was a battle to keep the state dry. ‘Who’s Who in America’ says that Marion Hay was born in Adams County, WI, Dec 9, 1865, the son of Edward Murry and Mary L Coming Hay. He was educated in district schools and business college. On Jan 16, 1887, he married Elizabeth L Muir of Jackson, MN. He moved to Wilbur in 1889, where he became the town’s leading merchant. In 1908 he moved to Spokane. He was president of the Big Bend Land Company and vice president of the State Bank of Wilbur. He served two terms as mayor of Wilbur, and was chairman of the Lincoln County republican central committee from 1898 to 1902. He was elected lieutenant governor in 1908 and became governor when Samuel T Cosgrove died in 1909. He served until 1913, when he was defeated by Ernest Lister, democrat, by 600 votes, in a three cornered contest.  Mr Hay was a member of the Scottish and York rites of Masonry and a member of the Presbyterian church. He is survived by his widow and six children. Funeral services were in Spokane yesterday.” (Odessa Record: 11-24-1933)

Haynie:  Robert Eugene Haynie died Dec 7, 2004 in Yuma, AZ. Burial was planned to be held in the Davenport Cemetery, WA, in the family plot. He was born Jan 20, 1942 to Harold and Thelma (Kretzer) Haynie. He was raised in Davenport, WA. He served 20 years in the US Navy. He married first DeEtta M Rousseau and is survived by their three children; he married Clarence F Weaver in 1980, and is survived by his step-son. (notes from Odessa Record: 12-23-2004) 

Hayward:  Verna Mae Ames Howard, a resident of New Cumberland, WV, who was born Feb 20, 1924 to Maurice and Mary James of Marlin, passed away Nov 20, (1987) following an extended illness. She was graduated from Odessa High School in 1942. Mrs Hayward is survived by her husband, Howard; by two sons and two daughters, and by 2 grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 11-26-1987)

Heimbigner:  Arnold L ‘Fritz’ Heimbigner passed away Sept 29, 2003 in Spokane. Fritz was born in Ritzville, WA, on June 15, 1932, to Herman and Lottie (Amend) Heimbigner. He was raised on the family farm and graduated from Ritzville High School in 1950. He served in the US Air Force from 1950 to 1954 during the Korean War. he then worked in carpet sales and installation for 30 years. He also owned and operated the ‘Fritz Market’ in Harrington. Fritz was a member of the Harrington Lions Club, Harrington Volunteer Fire Department, EMT’s and Ambulance Crew, the Odessa Ambulance Crew, as well as Harrington, Odessa, Reardan float committees. He is survived by his wife Trudy at the home and six children: Debbie (Alan) Mortlock of Spokane; Lynn (Gary) Maurer of Davenport; Renee (Mike) Peden, of Gardnerville, NV; Yvonne (Buzz) Buzby, of Spokane; Fritz (Lissa) Heimbigner of St Joseph, MI; and Dale (Vicki) Heimbigner, of Colville. Two brothers, Hershel Heimbigner of Ritzville and Kenneth Heimbigner of Moses Lake and two sisters, Betty Telecky of Ritzville and Barbara Niendam of San Diego, CA. Ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were held Thursday, Oct 20, 2003.” (Odessa Record: 10-09-2003)

Heimbigner:  “Word has been received of the death of Dr Elmer Heimbigner of Lake Jackson, Texas. Dr Heimbigner was the son of Mrs Hannah Heimbigner and son-in-law of Dave and Gertie Weber, all of Odessa. Dr Heimbigner had entered a hospital the latter part of May for surgery to remove some blood clots from his leg. Sometime after surgery he suffered a massive stroke on May 31. He died of heart failure on June 10, 1980.  Dr Heimbigner has donated his body to science. A memorial service will be held in Texas on June 22.” (Odessa Record: 6-12-1980

Heimbigner:  (Born: 1873 - Died: April 4, 1916) “Old Timer Passes.  Jacob H. Heimbigner died Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m., pneumonia being the cause. Mr. Heimbigner was born in Russia forty-three years ago. When first coming to America he settled in Nebraska, afterwards coming to Chester in 1911. He leaves a family of three children, all young living southwest of Chester.  His brothers John, Henry and Adam of Odessa, Washington, were here for the funeral, which took place Friday, in Chester, after which the remains were sent to Odessa, Washington, for burial.” (April 7, 1916 "Chester Democrat" from Chester, MT, contributed by Barry Heimbigner) (edit: Haight Funeral Records confirm the arrival of the body of Jacob Heimbigner, the account ordered by his two brothers, Adam and Henry. The cause of death was listed as typhoid fever, age 43, shipped from Chester, MT. Burial is not shown, but the records show the providing of the hearse and chairs.) “J H Heimbigner, a former resident of the Odessa country and brother of John and George Heimbigner, Sr, died at Chester, MT, Tuesday April 4, of typhoid fever. His remains were brought back to Ritzville for interment and funeral services were held at the Ritzville German Congregational Church, Rev Morach officiating Sunday afternoon.” (Odessa Record: 4-14-1916)  

Heimbigner:  Lewis Preston Heimbigner, 58, died at his home in Portland on Saturday, Aug 28, 1999, of lung cancer.  Lew was born July 6, 1941, in Spokane, to Clarence and Mary Elizabeth Heimbigner of Odessa. He grew up in Odessa, where his father owned a wheat farm.  He was graduated from Odessa High School. He earned a BS degree from WSU in 1963, majoring in agricultural economics. He was a member of the National Guard from 1963-68, where he became an excellent marksman. After college graduation, Mr Heimbigner worked for a number of Oregon banks, ultimately as branch manager. In 1976, he left banking for real estate and enjoyed a successful career, earning many awards...Surviving are his wife, Pat Weiss, of Raleigh Hills, Portland; two daughters, Tamera Heimbigner of Junction City, OR, and Brenda Cayton and her husband Rob, of Portland; two grandsons, Jared and Devin Cayton; two sisters, Sally Jacobsen of Fort Thomas, KY, and Joan Nye and her husband Jerrold, of Billings, MT; an aunt, Preston Pethtel, of Chehalis, WA..... Mr Heimbigner’s Memorial service and reception were held Wednesday, Sept 1, at the Valley Presbyterian Church in Portland.” (Odessa Record excerpt: 9-02-1999)

Heimbigner:  Lois Jeanetta (Weber) Heimbigner, 76, of Lake Jackson, TX, died Sunday, Oct 25, 1998, at Lake Jackson. She was born Dec 20, 1921, in Dryden, the daughter of David and Gertrude (Kanzler) Weber. She was raised in the rural Odessa/Packard area, attending the one-room schoolhouse near the farm home of her parents. She completed her schooling at Ritzville High School. She attended and graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla. On June 20, 1944, she married Elmer Heimbigner, the son of H G and Hanna Heimbigner, of Odessa. In 1951, after Elmer’s medical school and internship, the couple moved to Lake Jackson, TX, where he was with Dow Chemical for several years before going into private practice. She worked as a medical secretary during his training in Spokane and Chicago.  Lois was preceded in death by Elmer, her husband of 36 years, in 1980. She later married James French, in 1993, and resided in Bakersfield, CA, until his death in 1996, when she returned to her original home at Lake Jackson.  She is survived by two daughters, Mary Jo Stoddard of Clarksville, TN; and Trudy Heimbigner Fluck, of Maitland, FL; a granddaughter, Dianna Shortes, and grandson, Matthew Stoddard; two sisters, Mary Ann Lenhart, of Spokane, and Davida Joy Renner, of Ritzville; two sisters-in-law, Marjorie Heimbigner of Kennewick, and Janet Heimbigner of Odessa; many nieces, nephews and cousins in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere, and many friends and neighbors in her Lake Jackson community, where she was very active. Memorial services were held yesterday, Oct 28, at Christ Lutheran Church in Odessa, simultaneously with her church in Lake Jackson, for friends and relatives in this area.” (Odessa Record: 11-05-1998) 

Heimbigner:  “Funeral services for Mabel S Heimbigner, who was a former teacher in the Odessa schools, were held in Spokane last Thursday.  Mrs Heimbigner, the former Mabel Denton, died on Monday, Sept 6, 1993. She had been a resident of Spokane for more than 50 years.  She was the widow of Dave Heimbigner, formerly of Odessa. Mr Heimbigner died in 1962. She was born in St John and received her teaching certificate from Cheney Normal School.  She taught in elementary schools for 11 years, including the first grade in Odessa in the early 1940s. Later, Mrs Heimbigner worked for the Old National Bank. She retired in the early 1970s.  Survivors include two brothers, Harvey L Denton, of the Spokane Valley; and Harley E Denton, of St John, and one niece.” (Odessa Record: 9-16-1993)

Heimbigner:  Marie (Miller) Heimbigner died at her home in Tumwater, WA, on Monday, July 19, 1999. She was 89 years old. She was born July 7, 1910, in Ritzville, the daughter of Marie and Jacob Miller, who came to the area from Russia. She was raised on the family farm near Batum, south of Odessa. For most of the past 67 years, she lived with her husband, Sam Heimbigner, and their family in Puyallup, WA. She was a member of the Lutheran Church. She belonged to the Eagles Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband Sam and six siblings and a grandson, Timothy Heimbigner. She is survived by sons Charles Heimbigner and his wife Marlene of Olympia, and Joel Heimbigner and his wife, Peggy, of Hoquiam, WA; one brother, Solly Miller, of Mohler; 7 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, July 23, by the Rev Ronald Kemp, senior pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in Puyallup.” (Odessa Record: 7-29-1999)

Heimbigner:  “Funeral services for Robert F Heimbigner were held on August 29, 1981 at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home in Spokane. The Rev Richard H Mathison of Zion Lutheran Church officiated. Military rites were held at Fairmount Memorial Park.  Robert was born on April 7, 1919 to Lydia and Fred Heimbigner, both members of pioneer families. he graduated from the Odessa high school and attended WSC at Pullman. After serving in the military in the South Pacific theater for five years, he engaged in farming with his father in the Odessa area. In 1955 he moved to Chewelah, WA with his parents, and continued to farm until 1966. He later retired to live in Spokane, WA. Robert was a member of the American Lutheran Church, the Odessa Grange, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his mother, Mrs Lydia Heimbigner, Spokane; one daughter, Freye E Anderson, Eugene, OR; one sister, Mrs Louella Cleveno, Spokane; one nephew, Dale Sleeman, Renton; one niece, Carol Shumaker, Cheney. Three great nieces and one great nephews; one uncle, Clarence Heimbigner, Chehalis; three aunts, Mrs Rose Guiberson, Chehalis; Mrs Ann Yerington, Wenatchee; Mrs Lucille Haskins, Odessa; numerous cousins and a host of friends.” (Odessa Record: 9-10-1981)

Heimbigner:  Verne Melvin Heimbigner, 78, died on Nov 28, 2002, in West Valley, Utah. He was born to Jacob and Lydia Heimbigner in Odessa, on Aug 6, 1924. He was married in Moses Lake to Mary Helen Merkley on Dec 25, 1953. He graduated from Harrington High School, where he was active in sports and was student body president. He attended Gonzaga University for a time before enlisting in the Army Air Corps during WW II. As a member of the LDS Church, he served in many capacities as he moved in many areas of Europe and the Far East. Verne is survived by his wife, Mary Helen, and five children, Michael (Wendy) and Marlen (Janet) of South Jordan, Utah; Patee’ (Kelly) Taylor, of Sandy, Utah; Marvern (Kelli) of Yorba Linda, CA; and David (Brandy) of West Valley City, Utah; 17 grandchildren; a brother, John (Joanne), of Spokane; and many nieces and nephews. Two sons, Mark, age 5 years, and Rodney, age 1, his parents, and his four sisters, Elvine Batchelor, Lucille Timm, Maryann Williams and Patricia Griffin, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec 3, at the South Jordan Glenmoor 6th Ward, South Jordan, Utah, with interment at Utah Veterans Memorial Park. Broomhead Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: undated)

Hein:  Daniel J Hein, Oregon City resident, died of Cancer on Thursday as reported in the 9-12-1988 issue of The Oregonian. Born July 8, 1908 in Odessa, WA, he moved to the Portland area in 1925. Private interment was in Rose City Cemetery. (notes from Odessa Record: 12-01-1988)

Hein:  “Mrs Mollie Hein, 62, Tacoma, a former resident of Odessa and sister of Mrs Jacob Kiehn, died last week in Tacoma. She was born in Frank, Russia and came to the United States with her family 58 years ago. She moved to Tacoma in 1942. Besides her husband and her sister, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs J W DeWester of Tacoma; Mrs B L Leonard of Lake Bay, WA, and Mrs C C Fisher of CA; two sons, Dewayne D of CA and Donald of Lake Bay; two other sisters, Mrs Adolph Heimbigner of Harrington and Mrs Leonard Ferderer of Ritzville. Funeral services were held at the Mountain View Valley Chapel with rev Gordon E Coates officiating. Burial was in Mountain View Memorial Park.” (Odessa Record: 1-16-1969)

Hemmerling:  Marie E (Karlsten) Hemmerling died on Aug 7, 1998 in Kirkland, WA, with interment in Pines Cemetery in Spokane. She was born in Spokane on Oct 24, 1905, the daughter of Ida and Henning Karlsten. She was preceded in death by her husband Rudolph in 1946. She was survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Ann Moos of Kirkland, and Joan and Michael Buchbinder, of Fresno, CA; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Bea Hemmerling of Canby, OR; brother, Albert Karlsten, of Upland, CA; 8 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. (notes from Odessa Record: 8-06-1998)

Hemmerling:  Richard P Hemmerling died June 8, 2003 in Portland with his home in Canby, OR. He was born March 20, 1926 in Spokane, the son of Rudolph and Marie Hemmerling, formerly of Odessa. He served in the US Air Force from 1943 to 1946. Survivors include his wife, Beulah, of Canby; one son and 2 daughters, sisters, Ann Moos and Joan Buchbinder. Interment was at Zion Memorial Cemetery at Canby. (notes from Odessa Record: 6-19-2003)

Hemmerling:  “Funeral services are being held at Spokane today for Rudolph D Hemmerling, former Odessa resident, who died there on Easter Sunday. Services are from the chapel of a Spokane funeral home, the Rev James L Ballinger officiating. Born in Russia in the fall of 1901, Mr Hemmerling came with his parents to the United States when about six months old, the family making their home at Odessa, where Mr Hemmerling completed the Odessa schools. Later he went to Spokane to attend college and has made his home there since, following the painting trade and operating a tract near Dishman.  Survivors include his widow, Marie; three children, Ann Louise and Jon Marie, both at home; Richard, US Army; his mother, Mrs Louise Hemmerling, Spokane; four sisters, Mrs G Ramm and Mrs W M Deife, Odessa; Mrs G Raugust, Spangle; Mrs G Frieske, Spokane; five brothers, Chris, John, Gottlieb, Emanuel and Fred Hemmerling, all of Odessa.” (Odessa Record: 4-25-1946)

Hentges:  Mrs Mike Hentges, 30, daughter of Mr and Mrs A A King of Odessa, died Saturday at a Chewelah hospital and was buried Wednesday morning from Usk, where she had made her home. A member of a pioneer family, she lived here during her early womanhood and was married to Mike Hentges, later moving to Cheney and then to Usk. Survivors include her husband and six children.” (Odessa Record: 4-06-1939)

Herman:  Phillip A Herman, former Odessa resident, for the past 25 years a resident of Opportunity, near Spokane, was buried there on Wednesday afternoon, the Rev Thomas Heald officiating.  He is survived by his wife, Mollie, at the home; two sons, Art E Herman, Spokane, and Harold P Herman, Pasadena, CA; one brother, Joe Herman, Opportunity; three sisters, Miss Theresa Herman of Spokane; Mrs William F Good, Huntington Beach, CA, and Mrs Marie Metzgar of Hanford, CA, and three grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 10-02-1947)


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