Wilbur Cemetery Obits
Submitted By Marge Womach
Kallenberger, Christine M.; ( b. Jan 3, 1909, d. May 22, 1986) 58/12
“Christine M. Kallenberger, 77, a longtime area resident, passed away on Thursday, May 22, at the Lincoln Hospital in Davenport. Christine was born Jan 3, 1909 at Warden and attended schools there. On Jan 5, 1941 she married Otto Kallenberger at Marlin. They lived in Creston from 1948 until 1953 where they owned and operated the Shamrock Café. She has lived in the area all her life and was a member of the Community Presbyterian Church at Wilbur. She worked at Ma’s Café at Wilbur for many years. Mrs. Kallenberger is survived by two daughters, JoAnn Portch of Wilbur and Janice Brown of Harrison, TN; four sisters, Ella Pflugrath of Spokane, Esther Grogan of Cheney, Ruth Morris of Spokane and Pauline Tschritter of Warden; 5 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto, and one brother. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Community Presbyterian Church of Wilbur, Rev Dan Grether officiating. Concluding services were in the Wilbur Cemetery. Casket bearers were Leo Zimbelman, Eugene Schorzman, Larry Miller, Sam Miller, Darrell Stelzer and Melvin Zimbelman. Music was provided by Elaine Burton, Jan Goodman and Martha Sassman. The Scharback Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (scrapbook item: Christina Margaret Knecht Kallenberger died in May 1986.)
Kallenberg, Otto; ( b. Jan 30, 1900, d. Apr 17, 1980) 58/12
“Otto Phillip Kallenberger passed away April 17, at Davenport, his home was in Wilbur. He was born in Gold Butte, Montana on Jan 30, 1900 and came to Washington State with his parents, Jacob and Eva Kallenberger in 1907, to farm north of Marlin. After his parents retired Otto farmed the home place until he moved to the Wilbur area. He is survived by his wife, Christine, at Wilbur; two daughters, Joann Portch, Wilbur and Janice Brown of Chattanooga, Tennessee; five grandchildren; three brothers, Henry Kallenberger of Marlin; Oscar Kallenberger of Milton-Freewater, Oregon; and Raymond Kallenberger of Box Elder, Montana; four sisters, Emma Zimbelman, Odessa; Ida Schorzman, Marlin; Esther Fink, Moses Lake, and Clara Cox, of Portland, Oregon. He was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Kallenberger and a sister Nettie Pfeifer. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church in Wilbur, April 19, with Rev J Malcolm McCallum officiating. Burial was at the Wilbur Cemetery. Casket bearers were nephews, Howard Pfeifer, Dale Pfeifer, Melvin Zimbelman, Marlin; Leo Zimbelman, Almira; Eugene Schorzman, Odessa and Ken Kallenberger, Royal City.” (Odessa Record: 4-24-1980)
Kaufman, John; ( b. 1849, d. 1904) 85/8
John Kaufman died at the home of his brother, near Govan, Feb 20th, leaving a wife and six children. (LCT) March 4th “The remains of John Kaufman, who died at the home of his brother, at Govan last Saturday evening, were interred in the Wilbur Cemetery Monday at about 2 PM. He was afflicted with dropsy for several years and was about 55 years of age at his death. He came here about 5 years ago for his health and on getting some better he returned to his family in the East. He grew worse there and returned to this country last summer. He was being assisted to another room just after having a fainting spell and expired in the arms of those who were assisting just as they passed through the doorway. –Wilbur Sentinel.” ( Mar 01, 1904, Citizen).
Keller, Claude; ( b. Nov 3, 1913, d. Apr 17, 1956) 55/1
“Funeral services were held Thursday at Wilbur for Claude Keller, 42, former Sprague youth and manager of the Wilbur Grange supply firm. He had died suddenly the Tuesday previous. Keller was born at Uniontown, WA, on Nov 3, 1913. He was married to Alma Melcher, April 14, 1941, at Ritzville. He moved to Wilbur in March of 1943. He is survived by his wife, Alma; two daughters, Faye and Claudine; and son, Gary, all at the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Keller, Sprague; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Doerschlag, Sprague; Mrs. Alfred Keehner, Spokane; several nieces and nephews.” (Odessa Record: 4-26-1956)
Kennedy, Robert C.; ( b. Apr 1854, d. Apr 1939) 196/5
“An order was signed Friday discharging Robert A. Kennedy of Wilbur as administrator of the estate of Robert C. Kennedy. The $12,835.28 estate will be distributed to children of Mr. Kennedy.” (Citizen: 11-12-1943)
Idella; ( b. 1865, d. 1937)
Idella Kiner, 72, died Wednesday at her home at Wilbur. She was the
widow of the late Frederick Kiner, who died in 1917. Funeral services
were held today from the Community church. Survivors include four
daughters and one son, the latter being Glen Kiner, well known here
for his contacts with the
E. King.—Her home was
Kramer, Edward T.; ( b. Nov 15, 1887, d. Oct 21, 1926) 125/4
“John A. Birchill, Robert Sheffels and W. K. Alderson of Wilbur have
been named appraisers of the estate of Edward T. Kramer.” (Odessa
Kruger, Edward C.; ( b. Apr 25, 1883, d. Jun 25, 1969) 116/4
“Edward C. Kruger.—Resident of Spokane, WA. A member of the Lutheran Church. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services Wednesday, June 25, at 3 p.m. at the Wilbur, WA, Cemetery, Pastor C. E. Dvrud officiating. The Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 6-25-1969)
George F. Jr.;
( b. Aug 24, 1897, d. Aug 5, 1974)
Rites in Catholic Church. Funeral Mass for George Francis Kunz, Jr., who died
Monday in the Lincoln Hospital, Davenport, will be held today (Thursday).
Father Bernard Oostermann will officiate at the 10 a.m. rites in the Sacred
Heart Catholic Church in Wilbur. Interment will follow in the
Mary; ( b. 1889, d. 1976)
Kunz.—Her home, Wilbur, WA. Member of the Wilbur Lutheran Church, Sherman Cemetery Club, Wilbur
Civic Club, Wilbur Senior Citizens, 50-year Grange member, charter member
of Potlatch Grange. Survived
by three sons: Roy J. Kunz,
Wilbur Cemetery Obits, Lincoln County, Washington
submitted by Marge Womach, 2009.
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