Zion-Rocklyn German Methodist Affiliates

                                                                            Submitted by Marge Womach

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The following obits were gathered in conjunction with research done on the Zion German Methodist Church near Rocklyn. Some of these obits were in family files with little known connection, perhaps only friends. Others are obvious relations to those involved in the Zion church.

Zion-Rocklyn German Methodist Affiliates unedited at present: 2005


Abbott, Ida M: "Ida M Abbott.-Passed away Feb 22, 1976 in Spokane. Her home, W 1704 Cleveland. Mother of Loretta Wait; Evelyn Shelly; both of Spokane. Icye Coulston, Newport, WA. Ten grandchildren. One great grandson. Sister of Bessie Bauer; Florence Grob, both of Spokane. Numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services, Thursday, Feb 26, 1976, in the Gothic Chapel of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home. Burial Service, Riverside Memorial Park." (Spokesman Review: Feb _, 1976)

Allen, Asa A.: "San Francisco (AP).-The Rev Asa A Allen, 59, popular and controversial evangelist and faith healer, was found dead in his room in the Jack Tar Hotel Thursday night. Police said they were called to the room by Allen's longtime associate, Bernard Schwartz, about 11 p.m. and found the Rev Mr Allen in his underwear, slumped at a table. The coroner's office which timed the death at 11:15 p.m. said a heart attack apparently was the cause but an autopsy was scheduled. The Rev Mr Allen's wallet contained $2,309, police said." (scrapbook, date in pencil, June 13, 1970)

Bakenhus, Herman: "Herman Bakenhus, who at one time resided for 22 years in the vicinity of Harrington, passed away at his home in Santa Ana, CA, Feb 12, after an illness of many years. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon from the Methodist church at Anaheim, CA. Mr Bakenhus was born in Oldenburg, Germany, April 13, 1859. In May, 1884, he married Johanna Winter and their wedding trip took them across the ocean and directly to Chicago, IL. That same year they moved to Redfield, SD, where they remained eight years when they went back to Chicago for six more years. After spending two years at Crown Point, Indiana, in the year 1900 they came west and settled on a farm nine miles north of Harrington where they resided most of the time until 1918. Their next move was to Seattle, WA, where they lived one year, going from there to Santa Ana, CA, where they have since made their home. Twelve children were born to Mr and Mrs Bakenhus, all of whom are living but the oldest son, Dietrich, who died in 1918 in Seattle during the influenza epidemic. Surviving him are his widow, Johanna, three sons, Herman E, Edwin, Paul, eight daughters, Mrs Lydia Huffman, Mrs Thresa Bonner, Mrs Eleanor Knapp, Mrs Hulda Kraft, all of CA; Mrs Margaret Jackson, Carter, MT; Mrs Mermine Hoffman, Mrs Hanna Tess and Mrs Elizabeth Knack, all of the Rocklyn region. Also 25 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Mr and Mrs Bakenhus would have been married fifty years in May of this year at which time it was planned to observe the golden wedding anniversary, but His will did not permit. Mr Bakenhus was a member of the German Methodist Church and was a very active worker in church affairs. He was widely known in the Edwall and Ritzville districts as well as Harrington." (Citizen: 16 Feb 1934) "For Sale. My 'Seven Springs' ranch of 320 acres; land is sub-irrigated, running water on it, creek fringed with trees suitable for wood. Place is suitably located for dairy or stock-range; has a comfortable house, hay, straw, horses and machinery go with it. Price $4,200. Address or call on H. Bakenhus, Earl PO, WA." (Citizen: 29 Nov 1907) See also Citizen: 4 Dec 1914, married: Miss Elizabeth Bakenhus and Mr Elmer Knack.

Bakenhus, Johanna Winter: "Mr and Mrs Leonard Tess and little daughter Donna Jean, Mrs Elizabeth Knack and Mrs H A Hoffman left Wednesday morning in the Tess car for Santa Ana, CA, because of the serious illness of Mrs H Bakenhus, mother of the women folks. A telegram, Sunday, telling that she suffered a stroke Saturday was followed by a second one Tuesday saying 'condition serious.' This party had planned to attend the funeral services of Mrs Welch Wednesday until the Tuesday telegram altered their plans." (Citizen: 3 May 1935) "Funeral services for Mrs Johanna Bakenhus, who passed away Monday, July 1, at her home in Santa Ana, CA, were conducted at that place Wednesday, July 3, and she was laid to rest beside her late husband, who passed away Feb 12 of last year. Mrs Bakenhus was the victim of several strokes and had been in poor health for some time however the close of life came very peacefully for her. The life history of Johanna Winter Bakenhus closely parallels that of her late husband. She, too, was born across the water, at Oldenberg, Germany, May 7, 1864, and May 23, 1884 was married to Herman Bakenhus, coming immediately to America where homes were established at Chicago, IL, Redfield, SD, Crown Point, IN, Davenport and Seattle, WA, and soon after 1918, the family moved to southern California. Three sons, Herman E, Edwin, and P Paul; eight daughters, Hermine Hoffman, Lydia Hoffman, Elizabeth Knack, Margaret Jackson, Theresa Bonner, Hannah Tess, Eleanor Knapp and Huldah Kraft; 24 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren survive her." (Citizen: 7-12-1935)

Bartlett, Guy Nelson: "Guy Nelson Bartlett.-His home, Rt 1, Chattaroy, WA. Husband of Rosalia Bartlett, at the home; father of Donald H Bartlett, Chattaroy, WA; 2 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. A resident of this area 45 years. A member of the Valley Prairie Grange 827. Funeral services Monday, Feb 19 at 2 p.m. in the Gothic Chapel of the Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home. The Rev Kenneth Carlson officiating. Burial services Greenwood Memorial Terrace." (Spokesman: undated)

Bartlett, Rosalia E.: "Rosalia E Bartlett.-Passed away June 19 in Spokane. Her home, Route 1, Chatteroy, WA. Mother of Donald H Bartlett, Chatteroy, WA; grandmother of Cheryl C McDonald, Spokane; Steven C Bartlett, Renton, WA; 5 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. A resident of the area for 46 years. A member of the Mead United Methodist Church, and Valley Prairie Grange No 827. Funeral services will be Saturday June 23 at 10 a.m. in the Gothic Chapel of the Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home. Rev Wayne S Martin officiating. Burial services Greenwood Memorial Terrace." (Spokesman Review: undated)

 Bauer, Bessie: "Bessie Bauer.-Passed away June 9, 1980. Her home, Spokane. Survived by one son, Harry L Bauer, Spokane; four daughters, Mrs Willard (Wilma) Powell, St Maries, ID; Mrs Charles (Florence) Courtney, Mrs LeRoy (Pearle) Benedict, both of Spokane; Mrs Omar (Hazel Cooky) McCarty, Cheney, WA; 16 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs Carl (Florence) Grob, Spokane; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Harry William Bauer, and three sisters. Funeral services Friday, June 13, 1980 at 1:30 p.m. at the Ball & Dodd Thornhill & Langbehn Funeral Home. Ms Lorelee Bauer-Counsell officiating. Interment Fairmount Memorial Park." (Spokesman: undated)

Beck, Katie Anwarter: "Mrs W M Beck, 64, died Thursday of last week at her home in Spokane following a paralytic stroke. She was born in Germany and moved to this country when a young woman. Deceased married Mr Beck in this country. They settled on a homestead near Harrington years ago and spent much of their married lives on the farm. In 1905 they moved to Davenport and six years ago moved to Spokane. Twelve children were born to this couple, ten of whom are still living. The funeral was held in Spokane last Saturday and burial was in a Spokane Cemetery (Riverside Park). The survivors include Mr Beck, the husband, one son, Paul Beck, Harrington and nine daughters: Mrs A R Almquist, Spokane; Mrs Clarence Wiscomb, Spokane; Mrs George Gunn, Spokane; Mrs L Critzer, Spokane; Mrs C Bliss, Spokane' Mrs H Weipert, Spokane; Mrs McKinney, Spokane; Mrs Kenneth Carpey, Portland, OR; and Miss Eugenia Beck, Spokane." (Citizen: 10-22-1926)

 Beck, William: "Death came to William Beck last week Friday, not as a harsh intruder, but rather as a gentle release for an aged man whose active days were over and who was ready and anxious to go to meet his life's companion who preceded him in death twenty years ago. He had been ill the past two months and had expressed to his children the wish to 'go Home.' He passed from this life so peacefully that his children at his bedside were not aware his mortal being had taken on immortality. William Beck was born Feb 5, 1856, in Wurtemberg, Germany. He grew to manhood and was educated there where he served a term in the regular army. He learned the blacksmith trade but never followed it except for his personal use in farming. In 1877 he left the old country, sailing from Antwerp and docking at Philadelphia; he settled in Illinois. The following year he came west to California. He spent short periods in Nevada and New Mexico but returned to live in California until 1883 when he came to Washington Territory, homesteading land north of Harrington. In 1884 he married Katie Anwarter, also a native of Germany. In 1909 the Becks moved to Davenport where they resided until 1919 when they moved to Spokane. In 1919 they also made a trip to their native Germany. Mr Beck passed away in 1926 and Mr Beck continued to live at his home. In recent years, Mrs Lena Carpy, one of his twin daughters, has resided with him. Mr Beck joined the Methodist church many years ago, and his membership was in the Fourth Church in Spokane. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon, March 4, from the Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home. Rev Francis Harris, minister of the Fourth Methodist church officiated. Songs included in the service were 'The Old Rugged Cross' and 'Nearer My God To Thee.' Pall bearers were sons-in-law and included: Les Critzer, George Gunn, Clarence Wiscombe, Mac McKinney, Hershel Weipert, and John Marlott. Interment was in Riverside Park cemetery beside his wife. Survivors include nine daughters and one son: Mrs Anna Almquist, Seattle; Mrs Olga Bliss, Dishman; Mrs Eugenia Marlott, Seattle; Mrs Mary Wiscombe, Mrs Lily Critzer, Mrs Lena Carpy, Mrs Elsie McKinney, Mrs Winnie Gunn and Mrs Henrietta Weipert, all of Spokane; and Paul Beck of Harrington; 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs Barbara Lamparter of Spokane; two brothers, the Rev John A Beck, Milwaukee, OR; and the Rev Christian Beck, New York. Before his health began failing, Mr Beck made yearly visits to his farm here; his last visit was in September of last year, but he was not very well and his visit was short. All of his children were with him during his last hours." (Citizen: 8 March 1946)

Berg, Adolph: Adolph Berg, age 82 years, one of the early pioneers of this region, passed away at his home Sunday morning following a short illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Davenport Lutheran church, with the Rev F J Ahrendt officiating, and the Bumgarner Funeral Home in charge. Mrs Fred Buck and Mrs Guy Munson sang, accompanied by Mrs O W Johnson. Interment was in the Davenport Lutheran Cemetery. Pall bearers were Henry Kucks, H J Maskenthine, Emil Zimmerman, John Albin, Otto Oehlwein and Henry Boleneus. Mr Berg was born at Eisenach, Germany, Feb 7, 1858. He came to the United States in 1881 and to the Davenport region a short time later, taking up a homestead. He retired from farming in 1916 and moved to Davenport, residing here until his death. He is survived by his widow, Augusta, at the home here, and a sister in Germany." (undated: 1940) Adolph Berg was buried in the (now) Mountain View Cemetery of Davenport. His homestead was applied for on June 11, 1901 in Sec 20 Twp 25 R 36. His widow was Augusta Bursch Kruger Berg, buried at Zion, with her first husband, Henry Kruger.

Berg, Augusta: see Zion German Methodist Cemetery at Rocklyn

Borck, Bertha: "Funeral services for long-time resident Bertha Borck were held Monday, May 8, from the Strate Funeral Home with the Rev Roger Muisiner officiating. Mrs Borck was born on April 21, 1894 in Rocklyn and died at the Lincoln Nursing Home on May 3. Mrs Borck was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Herman Knack, and in Nov 1913, married George Borck. Mr Borck pre-deceased her in 1973. Survivors include: one daughter, Loraine Janett of Spokane; three sons, Thell of Davenport, Jake of Nachez and Lawrence of Ephrata. Except for brief periods of residence in Addy and Rice, WA, Mrs Borck had spent her entire life in the Davenport area. Interment took place at Mt View Cemetery, Davenport." (DT-undated) "Funeral services were held for Bertha Borck on Monday afternoon in Davenport. Mrs Borck was a member of the early pioneer Knack family in the Rocklyn area, and worked for several families as a young girl. She later married George Borck, and the couple and their family farmed in the Rocklyn area for many years until a late retirement and move to Davenport. Mrs Borck was known for her gardening ability, and the Borck place was a showplace of flowers and shrubs for many years." (DT: 5-11-1978)

Borck, George H.: (TS: 1887-1973) "Funeral services were held Friday for George H Borck who died July 18. The Rev Roger Muisiner officiated at the service at the Strate Funeral Home. Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Borck was born July 13, 1887 in Pierre, SD. Pallbearers for the funeral were George Mielke, Everett Cole, Wilmar Hoffman, Carl Mielke, Melvin Maurer and Herbert Kruger. A long-time member of Zion Methodist Church at Rocklyn, Borck is survived by his wife, Bertha, at the home; three sons, Othello (Thell), Davenport; Elwood (Jake), Naches; Lawrence, Ephrata; one daughter, Lorraine Janett, Spokane; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren." (DT-undated)

Borck, Othello: "Othello 'Thel' M Borck passed away Jan 28 in Davenport. He was 84. Thel was born in Rocklyn on Jan 20, 1915, to George and Bertha (Knack) Borck. He went on to graduate from Davenport High School in 1934 and from the International Diesel School in California. He married Enid Martin on Aug 9, 1941, in Las Vegas. Thel owned and operated the Husky Gas Station in Davenport for many years, and was a member of the Harrington Golf and Country Club. He also was involved in Acacia Lodge #58 F & AM, the Eastern Star and the Davenport Lions Club. He is survived by his wife, Enid; two brothers, Elwood 'Jake' Borck of Selah, and Lawrence Borck of Ephrata; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lorraine Janett. Memorial service was held Feb 3 at the First Presbyterian Church in Davenport, with pastor Martha Montovani officiating. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements." (Dav. Times: 2-04-1999)

 Buck, May C.: "Mrs May C Buck, wife of A A Buck, died Wednesday, Nov 15, at her home, E 2422 2nd, Spokane. She was 76 years of age and had resided in Spokane for 10 years. The Bucks were early settlers in the Harrington region, and owned land in the Lake Creek section, 45 years ago. Mrs Buck is a sister of the Gohlman Brothers-Rudolph and Henry, both deceased, and William in the Waitsburg country. She is survived by her husband, A A Buck; one daughter, Mrs Edith Downs of Denver; 5 sons, Rex of CA, Murry and Charles of Twin Falls, Merle of Boise, Idaho; Mark of Yakima; 3 sisters, Mrs Hattie Hale, of Leavenworth, WA; 2 sisters in the east; 2 brothers, William Gohlman of Walla Walla; Martin of California. The body was taken to Hazen & Jaeger's." (18 Nov 1932-Citizen)

Buehler, Adam: "Adam Buehler, a pioneer minister of the German ME Church of this city, was born in Freeport, Michigan, on March 17, 1855, and died Jan 22, 1914, at Richland, WA. He was married in 1880 to Rosie M Raab, a sister of Mrs Mary Buehler of this city. He came west in 1883 and entered the ministry as a German missionary, and had what is now the inland Empire as his appointment. He traveled form Douglas to Spokane and from Spokane to Lewiston, Idaho, and almost down as far as Walla Walla. On one of his trips he came to Ritzville in 1883 and preached the first German sermon that was delivered in this city. John Kanzler and Ferdinand Ebener, besides some others who have since passed away, were present at that first meeting. He has served in different charges, among which were Douglas, Harrington, Edwall, Spokane, Rosalia, Connell, Everett and Centralia. Metoleus, Oregon, was his last appointment. Toward the latter part of the summer while he was living at Metoleus, he became affected with a cough, which gradually became worse, and his physician advised him to move to a lower altitude. Accordingly he moved to Richland, in this state, where his daughter, Mrs Luella Koehler, resides. Slowly his health failed and he continued to grow weaker, and on the 22nd of this month he passed away. Funeral services were held in Richland on last Saturday morning, Rev H Haueison of that place officiating. The body was brought to Ritzville Saturday evening, and Sunday morning at 11 o'clock services were held at the German ME church. District Supt. E E Hertzler preached a sermon, having as his text 'I am persuaded that nothing shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus, our Lord,' the same having been chosen by Rev Buehler before he died. Rev L Gaiser of this place, who had been associated in religious work with the deceased since 1891, related some of the hardships through which Rev Buehler had to go with his family, thereby showing his faithfulness to the cause to which he devoted his life. Rev E Haueison read a memorial sketch, and Rev G Roeder read a scriptural lesson, and the choir sang several hymns among which was 'Jesus, Lover of My Soul' which had been requested sung by Rev Buehler. Burial was made in the cemetery south of this city, where his father, Conrad Buehler, his mother, and his brother are buried. Rev Buehler is survived by his wife and seven children: Milton Buehler of Connell; Mrs Laura Schelly, of Newburg, OR; Elmer Buehler of Tacoma; Mrs Luella Koehler of Richland, WA; Mrs Nettie Martin of Harrington; Mrs Ida Kludas of Grandview; and Miss Olga Buehler, who lived at home." (WA State Journal & Ritzville Times: 29 Jan 1914) See also, Pioneers of Washington: Born 1855 in Freeport, MI. Married Rosa M Raab in 1880 in Salem, MI. They had 7 children. Homestead 4 miles from Harrington. Circuit Rider preacher. Adam Buehler was born 17 March 1855 in Freeport, Barry Co, MI, son of Conrad Buehler and Anna Marie Anweiler. Conrad and Marie were pioneers in the Ritzville area. Adam died 22 Jan 1914 in Richland, Benton Co, WA. Adam and Rosa were buried in the country cemetery 5 miles south of Ritzville, with many other Buehler relations, SW ¼ 6-18-36.

 Buehler, Conrad: Primarily affiliated in the Ritzville German Methodist Church, he was also involved in the Zion German Methodist Church intermittently. He was born 23 Sept 1814 in Barden, Germany and died 4 May 1894 with burial in the Baumann Cemetery, south of Ritzville. Known children of Conrad and his wife Anna Maria Anweiler: Jacob (1853-1905), Adam (1855-1914), George (m. Ida), Conrad F (m. Tillie), John (m. Carrie), and William (m. Bertha).

Buehler, Jacob: "Jacob Buehler died at St Lukes Hospital, Spokane, June 23, after undergoing an operation. Apparently he was not in bad health. Accompanied by Mrs Buehler, he went to Spokane the day previous to consult a physician. The remains were brought home Friday night and the funeral was held from the German church, five miles southeast of town at 2 p.m. Sunday, Rev Carl Jans officiating. Burial was given in the church cemetery. The deceased was one of our most prominent pioneers. Coming to Washington 14 years ago, he spent two years at Harrington and then located 3 ½ miles south of Ritzville where he resided continuously since. He was born in Berry County, Michigan, 52 years ago, the 1st of last March. In April, 30 years ago, he married Mary C Raab at Salem, MI. To them eight children were born, all of whom, together with the mother, and a brother of the deceased, Adam Buehler of Connell, were present at the last sad rites. The children are; Mrs Herman Bursch, of Harrington; Mrs C H Meek of Newport, Idaho; Mrs C N Cornelius of Kennewick, WA; Geo A Buehler, who resides near town; and Maggie and Hulda and Philip and Oscar, all at home." (Ritzville Times: 25 June 1905)

Buehler, Mary: "Mary Buehler. Female. White. Widow. Housekeeper. Birth: May 15, 1856, Michigan, Eldegson (? illegible). Aged: 56 yrs 9 mos 19 days. Father: Jacob Raab, born Germany. Mother: Elizabeth Exterly, born PA. Death: Sept 16, 1919, 12:30 a.m., R-3 Dist., Lincoln Co, WA. 'Dead when called'. Cause: myocarditis of 7 yrs duration. Contributory: Bright's Disease of 4 yrs duration. Martin Myers, MD, Harrington, WA. Burial: Ritzville School Cemetery, Sept 20, 1919. Undertaker: M F Haight, Ritzville, WA." (WA State Board of Health: Register of Death)

Buhl, Gustoff: "Mr and Mrs Ernest Cronrath and family attended the funeral services of Mrs Cronrath's father, Gustoff Buhl, which were held from the Nazarene church at Ritzville, Tuesday afternoon. Rev Arthur Stott was clergyman in charge. Henry Precht, nephew of Mr Cronrath, was mortician in charge. Mrs Frank Scott of Harrington sang. Mr Buhl was born May 1, 1860, in Germany and came to America about 1886. He came to Ritzville in 1903 and has lived there ever since. He made his home at the Albert Cronrath home after 1922. His wife passed away in April, 1936. Mr Buhl suffered a sudden heart attack. In all of his life he was seldom ill, and then afflicted only with minor ailments. Friends of Mrs Cronrath extend sympathy to her in her sorrow." (Citizen: Nov 1, 1940)

Buob, Esther Emma: "In Memory of Esther Emma Buob. Born: April 25, 1894. Died: August 12, 1984. Funeral Services Thursday, August 16, 1984 at 10 a.m., Community Church, Sprague, WA. Officiating: Rev. Glen Doerschier and Rev Luther Plankenhorn. Organist: Mrs Carol Klein. Soloist: Mr David Buob. Mixed Quartet: June Wollweber, Mark Klein, Dan Buob, David Buob. Congregational Singing: 'Face to Face' and 'Blessed Assurance.' Casket Bearers: Vearl Klein, Marvin Klein, William Buob, Gerald Klein, Dwaine Klein and Haven Buob. Concluding Services and Vault Interment: Green Memorial Terrace, Spokane, WA." (Funeral Program)

 Bursch, Archie F.: "Archie F Bursch, (Rev).-His home, N 4609 Wall St. Husband of Joy Bursch, at the home; brother of Mrs Owen (Ruby) Womach, Mrs Alvin (Lila) Kiehn, Chester H Bursch, all of Spokane; Cecil P Bursch, Nine Mile Falls, WA; several nieces and nephews. A member of the Assembly of God Church and a resident of Spokane 40 years. Funeral services Thursday, July 6 at 1 p.m. in the Alwin Chapel of the Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home. The Rev Leonard R White officiating. Burial services Riverside Memorial Park, (Spokane)." (Spokane Daily Chronicle: 7-04-1972)

Bursch, Mrs. Archie: "Mrs Archie Bursch.-Passed away March 4 near Dayton, WA. home at N 1311 Monroe St. Wife of Rev Archie Bursch, at the home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, Spokane." (Spokesman Review: 5 March 1951) "Walla Walla, March 4.-Mrs Archie Bursch, wife of the Rev Archie Bursch, N 1311 Monroe, Spokane, evangelistic pastor at the Assembly of God church in Spokane, was instantly killed this afternoon in a head-on automobile accident on US highway 410, about six miles west of Dayton near the Lewis and Clark state park. Mr Bursch was critically injured." (scrapbook item)

Bursch, Chester H.: "Service for Chester Herman Bursch, 88, will be at 11 a.m. today at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Riverside Memorial Park. Mr Bursch died Monday at Maplewood Gardens. Son of Herman and Mina (Buehler) Bursch, he was born Dec 6, 1896, in Rocklyn, WA, and lived in Spokane 53 years. An early-day gospel minister, he held tent meetings throughout the area as a young man. He later worked for Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp. as a security guard. Mr Bursch and his wife, the former Eleanor Hoffman, had been married nearly 60 years. Survivors include his wife, at the home; six sons, Howard and Gene W Bursch, both of Spokane; Wilton 'Bill' Bursch of Seattle; Floyed Bursch of Lewiston, Clifford Bursch of Auburn, WA, and Gary Bursch of Pasco; two daughters, Geraldine Galer of Spokane and Carol Coffeld of Watsonville, CA; one sister, Ruby Womach of Spokane; 40 grandchildren; and 40 great grandchildren." (scrapbook item; d. 30 Sept 1985) "In Remembrance: Chester Herman Bursch. December 6, 1896 * September 30, 1985. Casket bearers: Jack Galer, Jr, Bruce Howe, Daryl Bursch, Greg Bursch, Hugh Bursch and Rich Coffelt. Funeral Services, Wednesday, October 2, 1985, 11 a.m., Alwin Chapel. Officiants: Rev Jack Bailey and Rev Lee Coffelt. Soloist: Merrill Womach. 'I'll Meet You in the Morning' and 'Lead Me Gently Home.' Burial Service: Riverside Memorial Park. Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, Spokane, WA." (Funeral Program)

Cardwell, George: "George Cardwell died at the school hospital Thursday morning, Oct 31. He is the oldest son of Mr and Mrs Tom Cardwell of Harrington. For a time he was ill at the Kloster residence but was later moved to the school and has been a very sick patient for several days. He is survived by his parents, three sisters and a brother. Burial occurred in the Harrington Cemetery." (Citizen: 1 Nov 1918) 

Chappel, Wm: "William Chappel, a pioneer of this region, died Monday. Although he died at the county farm north of Davenport, at one time he was one of the most extensive farm land holders in the region. A native of Illinois, 80 years old, he had lived in this county 49 years, farming most of the time near Rocklyn. A brother, Perry, in Seattle survives. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. form the J C Phillips chapel, Davenport. The Rev F J Ahrendt officiating and burial was in Mountain View Cemetery." (Citizen: 10 July 1936)

Cronrath, Ernest: See also Thumbnail Biographies-1933.

Cronrath, Mitchell A:  (d. 11-08-2004); “Harrington.—Celebration of Life service for Mitchell A Cronrath, 42, was Monday, Nov 15, at the Harrington Community Church with Pastor Cynthia Wuts officiating. Mr Cronrath died Monday, Nov 8, in Spokane after being transported from the family farm near Harrington after a medical emergency. Active with kids in the community, he coached ‘Little Dribblers’ and Little League baseball and was active in Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. He was a faithful and active member of the Rocklyn Zion Lutheran (sic) Church. He loved farming the family farm and was known as a wonderful father and husband who ordered his life around his wife and sons.  His parents, Melvin Cronrath and Marciel (Armstrong) Cronrath preceded him in death.  He leaves his wife, Tammy and two sons, James and Joseph, at the home; a brother, Michael Cronrath of Harrington; and a sister, Maureen (and Hal) Whitman of Tekoa. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport handled arrangements.” ( Davenport Times: 11-18-2004) 


 Zion-Methodist, Rocklyn, Washington obituaries submitted to the

 Lincoln County Washington Genweb by Marge Womach, January 2007

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