Swede Lutheran Cemetery  overlooks Lake Roosevelt with its location in the south

                                                        Sec 31 Twp 28 R 36. Listings of tombstones and known burials have been reported by

                                                        Wes and Carrie Lartigue in 1974 and by Pat Rice in 1999.   It is reported that the found-

                                                        ation of the old Swedish Lutheran church may still be seen on the fenced grounds.


                                                                    Submitted by Marge Womach



  These obituaries look like they were Peach burials, but they have Tombstones in Swede Lutheran Cemetery*




Brodin, Charles A., 

“Charles A. Brodin, Age 72.—His home was in Moses Lake, WA. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ann Brodin, Spokane, WA; 2 daughters, Mrs. Agnes McConnell, Reno, NV; Mrs. Marie Derr, Odessa, WA; 2 sons, Ray Brodin, Davenport, WA; Charles Johnson, Bonners Ferry, ID; 2 sisters, Mrs. Jennie Smith, Davenport; Mrs. Edwin Snook/Shook, Spokane; 2 brothers, Fred Brodin, Spokane; William Brodin, Lewiston, ID; 7 grandchildren. Visitation will be held this evening and Friday morning in the Eccleston-Penhallurick Chapel of Memories, Moses Lake . Funeral services Saturday, Jan 25, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. Pastor M. A. P. Keller of the Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport officiating. Interment Swedish Cemetery in Davenport.” (Spokesman Review:  1-24-1969; scrapbook item)


Brodin, Raymond P   (b. 3-17-1935; d. 10-04-2006)      

“Raymond Patrick Brodin.  Davenport.—Memorial service for Raymond Patrick Brodin, 71, a former Bald Ridge area farmer and cattle rancher, took place Saturday, Oct 21, at Strate Funeral Home in Davenport with Pastor Duane Anderson officiating. A private family committal service will take place later. Mr Brodin died Oct 4 at the Tekoa Care Center where he had resided the past three years.  Born March 17, 1935 in Spokane , he was the son of Charles and Katherine Brodin. He attended school in Davenport , graduating from high school in 1953. He started farming three years later near Davenport . After his Sept 21, 1958 marriage to Ellen A Reinbold, the couple moved to the Bald Ridge area. They later divorced and he moved to Tekoa in 2003. He belonged to and served as a deacon for several years at Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport , and also was a member of the Mondovi Grange and the WAWG. He enjoyed motorcycles, snowmobiles, traveling and vintage cars.  He leaves a son, Patrick Brodin of Seattle , and a daughter, Lori Brodin of East Wenatchee; a brother, Charles Johnson of Wilbur; two sisters, Agnes McConnell of Shelton , WA , and Marie Dern of Bellevue ; and 2 grandchildren, Benjamin and Briana Brodin.” ( Davenport Times: 10-26-2006)

“Creston.—Memorial service and interment for Raymond Patrick Brodin is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at Swedish Cemetery located on the Miles Creston Road. A potluck lunch will follow. Friends and neighbors of Mr Brodin are invited. Questions can be directed to Chuck and Lois Johnson.” ( Davenport Times: 5-03-2007)


Brodin, Wm Andrew,

“William Andrew ‘Bill’ Brodin, 86, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, died July 12, 1988, in his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Brodin was the fifth of six children born on the kitchen table, as he often joked, on the family farm in Egypt to Hans Fredrick Alfred Brodin and Mathilda Emanuelson Brodin on July 12, 1902.  He was raised on the farm. In the 1920s he left for the East with an eighth grade education and one year of business school from Spokane College. He spent one year at the Coyne Trade and Engineering School in Chicago, 37 months with the Swift and Co as plant electrician and worked in many Midwest cities as a sales correspondent and troubleshooter for Westinghouse.  While working for Westinghouse he was sent in a Ford Tri-motor airplane to Valparaiso, Chile, to repair a 4,000-horsepower switch engine.  When the Depression began, he moved back to Eastern Washington . On Nov 16, 1933, he went to work on Grand Coulee Dam and in the town as an electrician.  He married Edabelle Jacobs in Lewiston on June 12, 1937. IN 1948, they settled in Lewiston and he went to work for John’s Electric as a salesman and shop foreman, retiring in 1969. In May 1979 the couple moved to Coeur d’Alene. His wife died Jan 16, 1982. After her death he began to travel, twice to Sweden and the Caribbean, to Hawaii and also Alaska. He was a member of St Luke's Episcopal Church in Coeur d’Alene, Sons of Norway, the Elks and Masonic Lodge. He was legislative chairman for AARP in Lewiston and was very active in the Democratic party.  Survivors include a son, Bill Brodin of Lewiston; a daughter, Ginger Wright of Coeur d’Alene; a sister, Mary M Snook of Spokane; two grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews.  Memorial services were held July 16 at St Luke’s Episcopal Church with Rev John T. Salberg officiating. Interment was in the Swedish Riverview Cemetery overlooking the confluence of the Spokane River with the Columbia River north of Davenport.  Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d’Alene, was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  7-21-1988)

Brown, James, 

"James Brown Dies at Egypt Farm Tuesday"  "James Brown, age 56, farm hand at the Dan P. Reinbold farm in the Egypt country for about 12 years, was found dead in his bed at the farm Tuesday morning. Floyd J Underwood, country prosecuting attorney and coroner, was called, and pronounced death due to heart trouble. No inquest was held. Mr. Brown fell from a load of hay at the Reinbold farm Dec 19, and suffered a broken collar bone and other injuries. He was taken to a Spokane hospital, but improved rapidly, and was brought back to the Reinbold place recently. He had suffered from a sever cold the last few days prior to his death, and this is believed to have brought on the heart attack. Funeral services for Mr Brown will be held at the Swedish church at Miles, Friday. Interment will be in the Lincoln Cemetery. Mr. Brown was born in Hepner, Oregon, December 17, 1880. He came to the Peach region 21 years ago and lived there for many years. He is survived by a brother, Earl, of Davenport, a brother, Frank, and a sister in Oregon." (Jan 2, 1936 of Davenport Times-Tribune)

The preceding matches the death card: "James Douglas Brown. d. 31 Dec 1935 in Davenport; birth: 17 Dec 1880 in Heppner, OR; single; Father: Wm Franklin Brown b. Ark.; Mother: Eleanor Layson, b. OR; Burial: Mt View Cem. in Davenport, WA.”


Brown, Frank,  

"Last Rite for Frank Brown" "Funeral services were held Sunday at the First Methodist church for Wm Frank Brown, 59, resident of the davenport community for 40 years, who died July 5 at his home. The Rev Eugene Ford officiated at the rite arranged by Strate Funeral Home. Music was furnished by soloist Gordon R Larson and organist Jeanne Green. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery. Casket bearers were Aubrey Chrisman, Moss Johns, E A Coley, Andrew Reinbold, Robert Dodge and Dan F. Reinbold. Born at Heppner, Ore., Dec 3, 1886, he moved with his parents to Salem, Ore., where he grew to manhood. He came to the Davenport vicinity in 1916 and was married to Minnie Cook in 1918. He worked in the Egypt district for several years, then faming along Hawk Creek. He retired in 1951 because of poor health and moved to Davenport. Survivors are the wife, Minnie, at the home; one son, Claude R. Brown, and two grandchildren, Garland and Claudia, of Cape May, NJ; three brothers, Elbert, Earl and Andrew Brown; and one sister, Mrs. E. A. Grinstead, all of Oregon." (July 12, 1956 Davenport Times Tribune)

Brown, Eleanor Layson, 

"Mrs. W. E. Brown Dies At Home on Hawk Creek;  Peach, Wash., Jan 27--Mrs Eleanor Brown, age 73 years, passed away at her farm home near Hawk Creek Falls Sunday, following a long illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Swedish Lutheran church near Lincoln and interment was in the cemetery near the church. Rev J H Kincaid had charge of the funeral services. Mrs. E. S. Bayley, Mrs. V. M. Moore, F. H. Snook, and K. T. Emerson sang accompanied by Mrs. A. E. Pugh. Pall bearers were W. L. Brannan, M. E. Brannan, A. G. Slemp, J. W. Nelson, Andrew Speer, and Virgil Riddle. Mrs. Brown, a native of Wheatland, Ore., had lived in the Hawk Creek region for many years. She is survived by her husband, W F Brown, one daughter, Mrs. A. E. Grinstead, Bend, Ore., five sons, Earl and James of Peach, Albert, Frank and Andrew of Oregon, 6 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and one sister, Mrs. Christine Dodge of Synarep." (Davenport Times-Tribune of Jan 28, 1932) 


Brown, William Franklin, 

“Peach Resident Dies.  William Brown, aged pioneer of the Peach region, died last week at Bend, Ore. Burial took place at Peach, Saturday. He is survived by one daughter and four sons. Mr. Brown was taken to Oregon some months ago when he became seriously ill." (Davenport Times-Tribune of Dec 28, 1933) 


Derr, Marie

Memorial service is scheduled Aug 9 in Seattle for Marie Derr, 78, a former Lincoln County resident who died June 3 at Swedish Hospital in Seattle following a prolonged illness. A memorial also is planned next May at the Swedish Cemetery at Seven Bays during ‘Cleanup Day’ there.  Born Lena Marie Brodin on July 6, 1930, in Spokane , she was the daughter of Charles and Katherine Brodin. At age 8, she lost her mother to pneumonia and was raised by her uncle and aunt, Harry and Jennie Smith on a farm in Mondovi. Shortly after graduating from Davenport High School, she married Gene Draper of Wilbur. They were married 18 years and had two children. She married Harold Derr of Odessa in 1968 and they remained married until his death in 1982. She lived in the Seattle area the past several years to be close to her son and sister.  Family remember her outgoing personality and ability to make friends wherever she went. She enjoyed volunteering her time and was honored as a ‘Volunteer of the Week’ by the Olympian newspaper for her work at the Capital Clubhouse in Olympia. Earlier this year she was selected ‘Resident of the Month’ at Ballard Care, where she last resided.  A brother, Raymond Brodin, preceded her in death. She leaves two children, Barbara Jo Draper of Wilbur and Gary Dean Draper of Seattle; a sister, Agnes McConnell, of Seattle; a brother, Chuck (and Lois) Johnson of Wilbur; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.” ( Davenport Times:  6-11-2009)


Jenkins, William,  

Mr. Wm Jenkins, a resident of the Egypt country, near old Fort Spokane, north of this city, died at his home last Sunday. The funeral services were held Tuesday from the Swedish church in that locality and interment was in the Swedish burying ground. Deceased was an ex-soldier in the war of the rebellion and leaves a widow and two sons to mourn his passing away. (D Tribune, Jan 16, 1913 (assumed in this ground, RG)


Johnson, Elmer Magnus        1924-2009 (added)

“Elmer Magnus ‘Cactus’ Johnson.—Cactus was born on May 9, 1924 in Peach, WA, and quietly entered into rest on Nov 6, 2009 at his home in Davenport, WA. Elmer attended Creston high School until 1942 when he enlisted into the Army. In 1944 he married Betty Howard. They were married 25 ‘interesting’ years, and had seven children. Elmer enjoyed horseback riding, fishing, building fences, and being around his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Amanda and Magnus Johnson, two brothers, Manfred and Everett; four sisters, Florence , Hazel, Sigrid and Edith; granddaughters Darcy Johnson and Rochelle Kiezer, grandson Billy Gilman, great grandson Warren Denison; and great-great grandson Izayah Denison. He is survived by two sisters, Alice Williams, and Vi Anyan; five children and two step children, Vicki (and Rick) Heitman, Charlotte (and Steve) Etue, Brad (and Dana) Johnson, Bill (and Janet) Johnson, Terry (and Donna) Johnson, Melvin (and Donna) Moulton and Tel Gilman. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Nov 11 at Strate Funeral Home in Davenport with a graveside service at the Riverview Swedish Cemetery and reception at Terry and Donna Johnson’s home to follow. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport , WA , is caring for the family.” (Spokesman Review: submitted)


Johnson, Nils Oscar, 

“Pastor Stanley Williamsen officiated funeral services Tuesday, March 26 for Nils Oscar Johnson, 89, of Davenport.  Mr. Johnson died on Friday, March 22, 1985 in Davenport. The funeral services started at 10 a.m. in the chapel of the Strate Funeral Home. Merrill Womach served as the soloist at the service on Tuesday, singing ‘The Old Rugged Cross’ and ‘In The Garden’.  Concluding services and interment followed at the Swedish Lutheran Cemetery in Davenport. Mr. Johnson was born on March 27, 1896 in Sweden. In Davenport , he was a former member of the North Star Grange.  Survivors include two sisters, Hilma Sandstrom of Portland, Or and Mrs. Ellen Richards, also of Portland; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times:  3-28-1985) 

Johnson, Victor, 

"Funeral services were held Tuesday for an early settler of the Davenport area. Victor Johnson, born in Sweden in 1888, came to this area in 1904 when he and his family emigrated to the US. He moved to Spokane in the early 1930s. Johnson married Catherine Pattsner in 1957 and he is survived by her, two brothers and four sisters. The brothers are Albin Johnson, Spokane, and Oscar Johnson, Davenport. The sisters are Tekla Neschki, El Segundo, CA; Helma Sandstrom and Ellen Richards, both of Portland, OR; and Emilie Franklin, Joshua Tree, CA. Johnson, who died April 6, was buried in the Swedish Cemetery outside town after services at the Strate Funeral Home, the Rev Stanley Williamsen officiating. Casket bearers included John Sawyer, Elmer Johnson, Allen Brown, Vern Nate, Fred Flory and Alfred Franz." (Dav. Times: 4-12-1973)


Schwartz, Kenneth D., 

“Funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov 25, at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home for Kenneth D Schwartz, 56, of Seven Bays, who passed away on Nov 20, 1997 in Davenport. Interment was at Swedish Cemetery in Davenport. Mr. Schwartz was a member of theYakima Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion, Eagles Lodge of Yakima, T-Bird Club of Seattle, and Deer Meadows Golf and Country Club.  Mr. Schwartz is survived by his wife, Margie; one son and his wife, Todd and Angela Schwartz of Snohomish; two grandchildren, Kaylene and Kassie Schwartz; two step children, Keith and his wife Madelene Robinson of Kona, Hawaii, and Kathy Uht of Marysville; two step-grandchildren, K. J. and Ashley Robinson; one sister, Marilyn Jasper of Woodinville; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Strate Funeral Home in Davenport was in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times:  11-27-1997)


Yost, Lucy E.,

The death of Lulu E. Yost occurred at her home near Larene, WA, Jan 10, 1907 of complications following childbirth. She was the daughter of M. & Mrs. Chas L. Detillion of Lott, WA, and was born near Vinton, Gallia Co, Ohio, Jan 20, 1883. On June 2, 1904 she was married to Albert Yost. Of this union, one child survives. The interment took place at the Lott Cemetery near the Detillion bridge on the Spokane River. Funeral services were held at the home near Larene by Rev Trumley of the ME Church. The deceased leaves to mourn her loss besides her husband, father and mother, 3 brothers, Gilbert and Ross of Leahy, WA, and William at home; 4 sisters, Mrs. John Slater of Larene, and May, Nellie and Marie at home. Despite the severe cold weather that prevailed, a large funeral cortege was present at the interment, both from Larene and the Spokane River Valley, near Lott, the latter being her childhood home. (LCT- Jan 17, 1907)


Zeahl, Mae, 

 “Mae Zeahl:  d. 10 Nov 1932, Davenport, WA;   b. 27 April 1863, IL;  spouse: probably August H. Zeahl;  Mother-Unknown, b. KY;  Father; James Lawrence, b. IL;  Burial: Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, Wash.  (Lincoln Co Health death cards)


Zeahl, Lucy, 

 “Lucy Zeahl:  d. 1 March 1936, Lincoln, WA;   b. 21 Nov 1899, Miles, WA;  single;   Mother: May Hilder, b. TN;   Father: August Zeahl, b. Germany;   Burial: Peach (Lincoln) Cemetery, Lincoln, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Health death cards)





*Note:   We believe these above are buried in this cemetery despite what the obit or the death card says.  If you know different, please contact us. Thank you. 



Swedish Lutheran Cemetery Obituaries, Lincoln County, Washington,

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