SWEDISH LUTHERAN CEMETERY OBITUARIES
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.,
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,
Raymond P (b. 3-17-1935; d.
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
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.” (
Brodin, Wm Andrew,
Andrew ‘Bill’ Brodin, 86, of
"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.”
"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)
"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)
service is scheduled Aug 9 in
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)
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,
Johnson, Nils Oscar,
Stanley Williamsen officiated funeral services Tuesday, March 26 for Nils
Oscar Johnson, 89, of
"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.,
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
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)
“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)
“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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