Zion-Rocklyn German Methodist Affiliates

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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

Darnold, Emma Evelyn: "Emma Evelyn Darnold.-Her home, Twin Mountain, Deer Park, WA. Survived by her husband, Harold Darnold, at the home; 2 sons, Roger and Charles Darnold, both at the home; 3 daughters, Sandra Wetzler of Louisiana, Patsy and Jean Darnold, at the home; her father, Clarence Loshbaugh, of Deer Park, WA; 4 brothers, Homer Loshbaugh, of MI; George and Willis Loshbaugh, both of Spokane; Edward Loshbaugh, of Chatteroy; 2 sisters, Mrs Stella Batt of Edwall, Mrs Violet Neubrand of Deer Park, WA; 4 step-daughters, Mrs Betty Jean Baker of CA, Mrs Dora Mae Kring of OR, Mrs Arlene Dingman of Dennison, WA; Mrs Judy Whipple of St Maries, ID; 2 step-sons, Robert Darnold of CA; Bill Darnold of Spokane; 1 grandson, Michael Wetzler of Louisiana. Funeral services, Sunday, Oct 4, at 2:30 p.m. from the Open Door Congregational Church, Deer Park, WA. Rev Richard Redman officiating. Burial services Woodland Cemetery, Deer Park, WA. The Lauer Funeral Home, Deer Park, WA, in charge." (Spokesman: undated)

Dellinger, John William: "John William Dellinger.-Resident of Valley, WA. Passed away June 12th in a Spokane hospital. Survived by his wife, Leta Dellinger, Valley, WA. Three daughters: Mrs Virginia Leliefeld, Loon Lake; Mrs Irene Leliefeld, Clayton, WA; Mrs Sandra Ireland of Valley. One son: William Dellinger, Clayton. One sister: Mrs Thelma Lindgern, Yakima. Three brothers: Garnett Dellinger, Leroy Dellinger and Elza Dellinger, all of Yakima. Nine grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. Funeral service will be Monday, June 16, 2 p.m. at the Clayton Community Church with Rev Edward Nordby and Rev Richard Dewsnap officiating. Interment in the Springdale Cemetery, Schanzenbach Funeral Home, Chewelah, WA, in charge of arrangements." (scrapbook item: 1975)

Dempsey, Billie Ann Austin (age 30): "Billie Ann (Austin) Dempsey, (age 30).-Passed away June 11, 1975, in Portland, OR. Her home, Carson, WA, formerly Lind, WA. Wife of George Dempsey, at the home; mother of Jim, Michelle, Tom and Michael Dempsey, all at the home; daughter of Dorothy Austin, Umatilla, OR; sister of Candace Timm, Denver, CO; two nephews, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial services will be Monday, June 16, at 11 a.m. at the Methodist Church, Stevenson, WA. Cremation will follow." (scrapbook item: undated)

Depner, Fred: d. Sept 1939; b. 6-20-1868; see Hillcrest Cemetery file for obit.

Depner, Gustave: see History of Big Bend. Gustav and his wife Bertha Krop were born in Poland and died in Montana, 1949 and 1930.

 Dietrich, Bertha L.: "Bertha L Dietrich.-Passed away Aug 17, at the Davenport Hospital. Her home was Davenport, WA, she is survived by one son, Marvin Dietrich of Davenport; one daughter, Mrs Lud (Dorothy) Peha, Almira, WA; one grandson, Larry Peha, Almira; 4 great grandsons; one brother, Walter Kruger, Davenport. She was a member of the Wilson Grange. Funeral services will be held Friday Aug 20 at 2 p.m., from the Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. Rev Dave Edwards officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport." (Spokesman: 17 Aug 1976) "Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Strate Funeral Chapel for Bertha Lydia Dietrich. Mrs Dietrich died August 17 at the Lincoln Nursing Home in Davenport. She is survived by one son, Marvin Dietrich, Davenport and a daughter, Mrs Lud (Dorothy) Peha at Almira and four grandsons. A brother, Walter Kruger of Davenport, also survives her as do numerous nieces and nephews. Burial and concluding services will be held at the Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, under the direction of the Rev David Edwards." (Davenport Times: undated: 1976) "In Memory of Bertha L Dietrich. Born: Feb 27, 1895, Rocklyn, WA. Passed away August 17, 1976, Davenport, WA. Funeral Services: Friday, Aug 20, 1976 at 2 p.m. Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. Rev. David Edwards, Officiating. Sacred Selections: 'Take My Hand Precious Lord' and 'The Last Mile of the Way,' Merrill Womach, Soloist. Concluding Services and Vault Interment: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA. Casket Bearers: Elwend Kruger, Herbert Kruger, Melvin Maurer, Carl Mielke, George Mielke and Donald Bartlett." (Funeral Program)

 Dietrich, Fred C.: "Fred Christian Dietrich was born Jan 16, 1892 at Pana, IL. He came west with his parents to Harrington in 1904. In 1919 he married Bertha Kruger and they resided on a farm near Rocklyn. They also resided on a farm northeast of Harrington, which they purchased, and which formerly was the S H Miller place. In 1945 they retired to Davenport. Surviving Mr Dietrich are his wife, Bertha, at the home; one son, Marvin Dietrich, Lewiston, Idaho; two daughters, Elsie Boins, Greenacres, and Dorothy Peha, Almira; two sisters, Anna Ulrich of St John and Lena Ulrich of Chehalis; four brothers, Carl, William, John and Herman, all of Chelan; one grandchild and two great grandchildren. Mr Dietrich had been in poor health and had gone to Hot Springs, MT, for medical treatment. He died there May 1, in his car. Mr Dietrich was a member of the Grange. Last rites were held Sunday, May 5, from the Methodist church at Davenport. Rev Eugene Ford was officiating clergyman. Gordon Larson sang 'Beyond the Sunset'. Miss Betty Johnson was organist. Interment was in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers were Walter Abbott, Walter Zellmer, M O Olson, Ed Zellmer, Claude Rutter and Carl Grob. Coming from out of town to join Mrs Dietrich and her children for the last rites were Mr and Mrs Herbert Ulrich and family, Mr and Mrs Roy Ulrich, Seattle; Mr and Mrs Don Love and family, Mansfield; Mr and Mrs Lee Montgomery, Mr and Mrs Lawrence Ulrich, Richland; Carl Dietrich, Mr and Mrs John Dietrich, Mr and Mrs John Dietrich Jr and family, Mrs Veryle Miller, Herman Dietrich, Chelan; Mr and Mrs Albert Ulrich, Chehalis, Mr and Mrs Harland Ulrich, Mrs and Mrs Ben Ulrich and family, St John, Mr and Mrs James Woodward, of Rosalia." (Citizen: 24 May 1957)

 Dietrich, Karl: "Karl Dietrich died at his home on the farm 17 miles northwest of Harrington near Coffee Pot Lake on Thursday of last week from gangrene from appendicitis. He was born in Switzerland, was 52 years of age and by his death leaves seven children orphans. The funeral was held from the Evangelical Church Saturday afternoon, the Rev R D Streyffeler conducting the services." (Citizen: 9-15-1911)

Dietrich, Margaret: d. Aug 22, 1907; b. 3-01-1863, see Hillcrest Cemetery file.

Dormaier, Joanne T.: "Joanne T Dormaier.-Her home, Hartline, WA. A member of the Hartline Assembly of God. Survived by her husband, George H Dormaier, at the home; two sons, David L Dormaier and Duane E Dormaier, both at the home; two daughters, Mrs David (Diane) Oliver, Coulee City, WA; Elaine Dormaier, at the home; one grandson. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Nov 9, 1976 at 1 p.m. at the Hartline Assembly of God, the Rev Melvin Veland officiating. Interment, Hartline, WA, Cemetery. Robertson Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA, in charge." (scrapbook obit: Spokesman: undated)

Dory, Wilma Timm Dory: "Memorial service for Wilma M Timm Dory was held Nov 5 at the Pondera Funeral Home at _onrad, MT. Cremation had taken place. Mrs Dory died of natural causes at her Brady, MT, home the morning of Oct 27. She was 78. She was born Feb 12, 1916 at Palouse, WA, a daughter of August and Emma Timm. She graduated from Whitworth College in Spokane with a degree in mathematics and science. She taught school for three years at the Montana towns of Cohagen, Harrison and Hardin. She married Keith Dory on Sept 21, 1941, at Harrington. They were in the service for three and a half years at Mount Home, Idaho, before returning to Washington, where they farmed until 1966. Then, they moved to their farm east of Brady, MT. Mrs Dory liked to knit and do hand crafts. Survivors include her husband, Keith Dory, one son, Tom Dory of Brady; a daughter, Karla Underwood of Long Beach, WA; a brother, Harold Timm of Harrington; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Harold and Inez Timm and Harvey and Marjorie Nitschke, all of Harrington, attended the memorial service." (Davenport Times: undated)

 Duncan, Bertha Dickman: "Bertha Duncan.-Age 44; home at E1717 Cataldo. She is survived by her husband, Virgil W; two sons, Lawrence and Lester, of Spokane; one daughter, Edna; four sisters: Mrs George Kruger, Mrs Ida Reinhart of Spokane; Mrs Amelia Decker and Mrs Emma Oliver of Minnesota; two half sisters and four half brothers. Funeral Saturday at 1 p.m. from Hazen & Jaeger's, the Rev Mr Milton officiating. Interment in Riverside Park." (Spokesman Review: Nov 26, 1925) Edit: Bertha Dickman Duncan was born May 29, 1881, a twin to Ida, the daughter of Ferdinand Paul Dickman and his first wife, Eva Milgert.

 Easton, Wilbur E.: "Wilbur E Easton.-Passed away Aug 9, 1982, Davenport, WA. His home Davenport. Survived by his wife, Marjorie Easton, at the home; two sons, Robert Easton, Sacramento, CA; Will Easton, Great Falls, MT; one daughter, Margaret Prindle, Sacramento, CA; 13 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Elmer Easton, Harrington; Allan Easton, Seattle; 3 sisters, Ann Norton, Juneau, AK; Eunice Niccols, Lafayette, OR; Tabitha Huffman, Davenport; 2 step-sons, Harry Nessly, Glenns Ferry, ID; James Nessly, Spokane. Member of Davenport Presbyterian Church, Rosalia Lodge F & AM, Bright Hope Chapter OES, Harrington, WA. Funeral services, Thursday, Aug 12, 1982 at 11 a.m. Chapel, Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. Rev Jeff Callender, officiating. Interment, Fairmount Memorial Park, Spokane, WA." (Spokesman: undated)

Etter, Morris S.: "Funeral services for Morris S Etter, resident of the Davenport area since 1910, are set for 2 p.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church. Victim of a heart attack, he died Monday at his home in town. Pastor F W Henke will officiate at the rite arranged by Strate Funeral Home. Mrs Lloyd (Elaine) Maskenthine will be vocal soloist. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery. Morris Samuel Etter was born July 13, 1885, at Clark, SD, coming to Washington State in 1888 with his parents when they homesteaded near Ritzville. He moved to Davenport area in 1910 to start his own farming operation. He was married July 27, 1915 to Miss Dora Buck of Davenport. They resided on the farm until seven years ago when they retired and moved to a home they built in town. Survivors include the wife Dora, at home; two sons, Eugene, Davenport; and Glen, Seattle; one grandchild; two brothers, Earl of Peck, Idaho; and Roy, Tenino; one sister, Minnie South, Rosburg, OR." (scrapbook item)

 Ewing, Hattie Agnes: "Hattie Agnes Ewing.-Her home was at Rocklyn, WA, where she had lived for 39 years. Survived by one daughter, Mrs Grace Curry of Spokane; 6 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs Katie Collins of Binghamton, NY; one brother, Mrs Henry Stransky of Ivanhoe, MN. Funeral Tuesday, June 8, at 2 p.m. from the Community church of Harrington, WA. Rev Richard England officiating. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, WA. The Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, in charge." (Spokesman: undated) See also Hillcrest Cemetery file. (d. 1954)

 Fichtenberg, Jake: "Last rites were set for Wednesday for Jacob Fichtenberg, 72 year old retired Davenport rancher, who died Christmas Day at Lincoln Hospital. His health had been failing for several years. A service was set for 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor M A P Keller officiating. Graveside services at Greenwood Memorial Terrace in Spokane were arranged by Strate Funeral Home. Jacob Fichtenberg was born April 5, 1892 in Germany. He was married in 1925 to Myrtle Miller in Spokane. They operated a ranch west of Davenport until retiring and moving into Davenport 13 years ago. He was a member of Wilson Grange and Zion Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Fichtenberg, at the home; one daughter, Mrs Letta Hartnett, Spokane; four grandchildren; three brothers, Reinhardt and Adolph Fichtenberg, both of Spokane; and Avolt Fichtenberg of Argentina; four sisters, Mrs Lydia Erb of Saskatchewan, Canada; Miss Emma Fichtenberg, Winnepeg, Canada, and two sisters in Germany." (Davenport Times: undated; d. 12-25-1965) See also Thumbnail Biographies.

Fichtenberg, Myrtle A: "Myrtle A Fichtenberg.-Passed away Jan 25, 1984 in Spokane. Her home, Davenport, WA. Preceded in death by her husband Jake and son, Wesley J Fichtenberg; Survived by one daughter, Leeta Hartnett, Tacoma, WA; four grandchildren, Lauri Fox, Spokane, Leslie Warner, Spokane, Danna Cooley, Spokane, Kevin Hartnett, Spokane; four great grandchildren; one brother, Ralph C Miller, Rocklyn, WA; numerous nieces and nephews. Member of Zion Lutheran Church, Rebekah Lodge, both of Davenport; Wilson Grange. Funeral Service, Saturday, Jan 28, 1984 at 10 a.m. Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport, WA. Pastor Stanley Williamsen officiating. Interment, 11:30 a.m. Greenwood Memorial Terrace." (Spokesman Review: 25 Jan 1984)

Fichtenberg, Wesley Jake: "Wesley Jake Fichtenberg.-His home, W 2810 Heroy. Husband of Eleanor Fichtenberg; father of Dana Lynn and Leslie Ann Fichtenberg, all at the home; brother of Mrs (Kenneth) Leeta Hartnett; son of Mr and Mrs Jake Fichtenberg, Davenport, WA; one niece and one nephew. A member of the Messiah Lutheran Church. Funeral services Tues., April 7, at 1 p.m. in the Alwin Chapel of the Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, Spokane, Rev Forrest J Clark officiating. Burial services Greenwood Cemetery." (Spokesman: undated)

Fink, Hilda Marie: "Hilda Marie Fink.-Her home, Tekoa, WA. Survived by her husband, Boyd Fink at the home; one daughter, Betty Brandon, Tekoa; 2 sisters, Florence Levy, Douglas, AZ; and Edna Walters, Pasco, WA; 2 brothers, Raymond Reker, Harrington, WA, and Walter Reker, Ephrata, WA; 3 grandsons. A member of the Lutheran Church in Cleveland, Ohio; OES, PEO and The Library Board, all of Tekoa. Funeral services Tuesday, Aug 22, 1:30 p.m. form the Methodist Church, Tekoa, WA. Rev James M Lane officiating. Interment Goldenrod Cemetery, Tekoa, WA. Kimball Funeral Home, Tekoa, WA, in charge." (scrapbook item)

Fortanier, Wilhelmina: (TS: 1845-1906; Mt View) "Mrs Wilhelmina Fortanier, mother of Mrs Fred Huesmann of this city, was stricken with paralysis last Friday morning and died the next evening. Funeral services were held at the German ME Church, of which she was a member, at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon and was largely attended. She was born March 16, 1845, at Osterwick, Sachsten, Germany, and was married to Robert Fortanier in 1872. Came to America in 1873 and lived in New York ten years. In 1883 came to Lincoln County and settled four miles southeast of Rocklyn.-LCT" (Citizen: 14 Dec 1906) Wilhelmina Vogt/Voigt Fortanier was the mother of four known children: Charles, Mary, Bertha and Anita. Wilhelmina died Dec 1, 1906 and was survived by her husband, Robert Fortanier, who died 13 Nov 1917. Robert and Minna are buried in Davenport's Mt View Cemetery, as are at least two of their children: Mary Kloster and Bertha Huesman.

Fouke, Wilma: "Mr and Mrs Elmer Knack, farmers north of town, have received word of the marriage of their daughter, Wilma to David Fouke of San Francisco, CA. Mrs Fouke went to California in March. Mr Fouke works for the Southern Pacific railway." (undated news clipping)

 Fritsch, Bertha: "Bertha Fritsch.-Home at W 1807 Jackson. She was a resident of Spokane for the past 30 years. Survived by her husband Oscar, at the home; mother, Mrs G A Logan, New Westminster, BC; Mrs Robert Lloyd of Santa Barbara, CA; Charles W Fritsch of Edwall; Milton O and Homer B Fritsch, both of Spokane; sister of Mrs Louise Kik of Oakland, CA; Mrs J J Klein of Sprague, WA: Mrs Sam Bursch, of Moscow, ID; Gus Rux of Reardan, WA; Charles Rux of Davenport, WA; grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She was a member of the Four Square Gospel church. Funeral services will be announced later by the Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home." (Spokesman Review: undated) Pioneers of Washington shows her birth on 12 April 1868 at Zettnoff, Germany, the daughter of Carl Rux and Wilhelmina Mielke. Eight children were born to Bertha and Oscar, Cora, wife of Homer Faulkner, missionary killed in the field; Charley w; Emma, wife of Art Logan; Elenor, wife of Robt Lloyd; Ezrahite, infant death; Milton Oscar; Wendall C; and Homer Benjamin.

Gaines, Elvis V.: "Elvis V Gaines.-Passed away April 29, 1975, in the Spokane Valley, Her home, E 18208 Alki, Greenacres. Daughter of Bertha L Dietrich, at the home; sister of Mrs Lud (Dorothy) Peha, Almira, WA; and Marvin Dietrich, Davenport, WA. numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Greenacres Tabernacle Church. She was a lifetime resident of the area. Funeral services will be Friday, May 2, at 2 p.m. in the Gothic Chapel of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home. Rev Virgil E Wright officiating. Burial service, Greenwood Memorial Terrace." (Spokesman: undated)

Gaines, Keith Earl: "Keith Earl Gaines.-His home was at 18208 Alki Road, Opportunity, WA. Husband of Elsie Gaines at the home; son of Mrs Lela Gaines, Chelan, WA; brother of Miss Helen Gaines and Mrs Irene Hollingsworth, both of Chelan; Mrs Ben T Beck, Opportunity, WA and Don Gaines, Bridgeport, WA. He was a veteran of World War II. Private funeral Sat, July 21, at 2 p.m. in the Gothic Chapel of the Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home. Interment Greenwood Cemetery." (Spokesman: undated)

 Gauger, Ethel Grace: "Ethel Grace Gauger died at Lincoln Hospital, Davenport, on Jan 27, 1990 after a short illness. She was born on March 24, 1896 at Warrensburg, Illinois, the third child of Elisha and Lenora Cameron Abbott. She grew up and attended school in Illinois, then marrying Clyde Wood, with whom she moved to Washington State. She became acquainted with the Gauger family at Edwall, and later moved to Western Washington. Following the death of Mr Wood, Ethel lived in Vancouver, WA, where she maintained a friendship with Sadie Gauger, and where she married Gilbert W Gauger in 1934, beginning more than 50 years of life together. Gilbert and Ethel farmed at Davenport, where they were very active in several organizations, including the Grange and, especially, the Davenoprt-Edwall Methodist Church. They enjoyed traveling, particularly in the company of their many friends. They were inseparable, and while they had no children, they both enjoyed together their nephews and nieces, and were very happy in the role of honorary grandparents. Ethel was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert, who died on Aug 1, 1989. She had been living at home on the farm with the generous assistance of Margaret Barbee and Ida May Goldman. She is survived by her nephew, Gene Stevens, and his wife Melba, and their family; by the family of her nephew, Robert Stevens, by her niece Iris Dempze and her husband, Gordon, and family, and by her nephew William Stevens and family. She is also survived by her nephews through marriage, Grant and Allen Gauger, and their wives, Austra and Barbara, and families, and by Gilbert's sister Amy Laughbon and her husband, Dr Marion Laughbon, and by Robert and Mary Laughbon. Funeral services were held at the Davenport-Edwall Methodist Church, followed by interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport." (Davenport Times: undated)

Grob, Emma S.: "Funeral services for Mrs Emma S Grob, 72, Greenacres, WA, will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Thornhill's Valley Funeral Home with the Rev Richard Yost officiating. A resident of Spokane 42 years, Mrs Grob died Tuesday at her home. She was a member of the Greenacres Methodist Church and the Ladies Aid Society of the church. Survivors include her husband, Jacob, at the home; a sister, Mrs Bertha Dietrich, Davenport, WA; two brothers, Edward Kruger, and Walter Kruger, both of Davenport; and several nieces and nephews. Burial will be at the Pines Cemetery in Opportunity." (scrapbook obit: 1961)

 Grob, Florence: "Florence Grob.-Entered into rest May 26, 1990 in Spokane, her home Spokane since 1963. Formerly of Rocklyn and Davenport area. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews, including Pearl Benedict, Harry L Bauer, Florence Courtney, and Pennie McCarty, all of Spokane and Wilma Powell, St Maries, ID. Funeral services Thursday May 31, 1990 at 2 pm. at Chapel of Flowers, Riplinger Funeral Home. Rev Walter Sauer officiating. Interment to follow at Riverside Memorial Park. (Spokesman: undated)

Grob, 'Kelly' Carl Frederick: "In Memory of: 'Kelly' Carl Frederick Grob. Born: July 20, 1903, Rocklyn, WA. Entered Into Rest: July 1, 1984, Spokane, WA. Services: July 5, 1984, 1 p.m. Riplinger's Chapel of Flowers. Officiating: Rev Harold Parish. Vocalist: Dolores Bauer. Organist: Grace Burrough. Pall Bearers: Ray Bauer, Larry Kruger, Gerald Grob, David Lewis, Orville Miller and Jim Koch. Honorary Pall Bearers: Del Cary Sharp and Les Ames. Interment: Riverside Memorial Park. Riplinger Funeral Home." (Funeral Program)

Grob, Walter George: Walter George Grob.-His home W 3328 Providence. Survived by his wife, Leta R Grob, Spokane; 2 sisters, Mrs Fred (Esther) Koch, Spokane; Mrs Herbert (Naomi) Kruger, Davenport, WA; one brother, Carl Grob, Spokane; 4 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was a member of Acacia Lodge No 58 R & AM, Davenport, Wa, the Scottish Rite Bodies, El Katif Shrine, Audubon Park United Methodist Church and Knights of Pythias No 28. Funeral services Thurs., Feb 15, at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Flowers, Riplinger Funeral Home. Rev James L Reynolds officiating. The Rose Croix assisting. Interment Riverside Memorial Park." (Spokesman: undated)

Grunerud, Gerald B.: "Gerald B Grunerud of Davenport passed away July 29 in Davenport. He was 83. He was born Sept 19, 1915 in Westby, WI, to Clarence and Ida Virak Grunerud. As a young child he and his family moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, where he grew up and attended school. AS a young man he left Canada in search of work in the US, and after various jobs, he ended up at the Charles Ensor ranch in the Rocklyn-Telford area in 1937. Mr Grunerud met Grace Knack while working at the Ensor ranch and the two were married on Feb 24, 1942, at the Knack family farm in Rocklyn. In July 1943 he joined the US Navy and served in the CB's until he was discharged in 1945.... He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Grace, at the home; two children, Judy and her husband Howard Hamilton of Currie, MN, and Blaine and his wife Helga of Lakewood, CO; 4 grandchildren; four brothers, Otis, Raymond and Douglas Grunerud of Saskatchewan, and Gordon Grunerud of Kimberly, BC; one sister, Bertha Schaeffer of Davenport, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport." (excerpt of DT: 8-05-1999)

Hardy, Robert:  “Robert Hardy, son of Mr and Mrs William Hardy of Harrington, and Miss Edna Schumacher, daughter of Mr and Mrs August Schumacher, Ritzville, were married at the home of the bride’s parents, Thanksgiving Day. They will reside on a ranch north of Harrington.” (undated news item)

Hardy, Ruth: Memorial service for Ruth A Hardy, 81, will be at 2 p.m. today at Strate Funeral Home, with burial preceding at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport. A longtime resident of the Davenport area, Mrs Hardy died Jan 4 in a Spokane hospital, after a period of deteriorating health.  Born Feb 8, 1921, in Spokane, she married Milton R Hardy of Davenport on Nov 7, 1942. They lived in the Coulee City area following their marriage and moved to Spokane for a period, then joined the family farming operation in the Rocklyn area about 1948. They moved into Davenport in the mid-1960s.  Her husband preceded her in death in 1995. She leaves a son, Denny Hardy of Davenport; a daughter, Diane Henderson of Medical Lake; 5 grandchildren; ... a sister, Edith Olsen of Spokane; a brother, C W (Bud) Miller of CA.” (excerpt of Dav. Times: 1-09-2003)

Herman, William:  “William L Herman was born in Stevenson County, Illinois, Sept 25, 1851, and departed this life August 29, 1918 at Reardan, aged 66 years, 11 months and 4 days. With his parents he came to the Willamette Valley, Oregon, in 1862. He went from there to Dayton, WA, then to Walla Walla. He moved to Lincoln County and took up a homestead north of Edwall.  He had been blind for about ten years. He was united in marriage to Rebecca Fletcher Dec 25, 1877. To this union were born ten children, six sons and four daughters, four sons and one daughter preceding him.  He united with the ME Church South about 28 years ago and lived a good life, dying with his trust in the Lord. In his death besides the wife and 5 children, he leaves 5 brothers, a sister, 7 grandchildren, a number of relatives, and a host of friends to mourn his departure, but we sorrow not as others who have no hope. The funeral services were conducted at the ME church at Edwall by the writer, interment in the Edwall Cemetery.—S M Mathes.” (Davenport Times: 12 Sept 1918)

Hettman, Carl:  Sunday’s Review carried the following interesting article giving the details of the death of Carl Hettman: Relatives of Carl Hettman, former student and football player at the Houston school, Spokane, have received full particulars of his tragic death at Buenos Aires, at the hands of bandits, April 27, 1926. Mr Hettman came of a leading Big Bend pioneer family. His father, C G Hettman, had a general store and farmed at Rocklyn more than 25 years ago. After the father’s death, Mrs Hettman and her two sons, Fred Hettman and Carl Hettman, went to California.  The elder, Fred Hettman, after graduating from the Univ. of CA, took up construction work in South America and about 14 years ago Carl Hettman joined him. They were contractors on a large scale, having done much work for the Huaytiquina Railway company and at the time of the tragedy were constructing a road for the Standard Oil Company.  During the inspection of this work, Carl Hettman was attacked. He met William Theisner, road inspector for the Standard Oil company, and rode with Mr Theisner in his auto, driven by a chauffeur. At a point on the road where an ‘S’ bend was made, they saw two bandits stationed on the outside of the curve and on the inside of the curve was stationed a third. The chauffeur was riddled with eight bullets, and Mr Theisner fared about the same, and Mr Hettman was apparently wounded in the ankle before he ran about 30 paces to a cover of brush. It is thought that another bullet caught him as he swung to fire. He was hit on the forehead and when his body was discovered, he was lying on his back with his hands raised in the position of drawing his revolver. He was also wounded in the head with another bullet from his own revolver. The Buenos Aires Herald gives a detailed account of the funeral held at the Chacarita by Masons, attended by 300 American friends.  Fred Hettman will remain at Buenos Aires in an effort to capture the bandits. More than 300 police and soldiers besides private parties joined in trailing the assassins. One was caught within a few days and recognized by the fact that he carried one of Mr Hettman’s revolvers. The Standard Oil Company and Fred Hettman each offered $1000 for each bandit brought in dead, having no interest in their being taken alive.  Mrs Sadie Goffinet, one of the best known school teachers in Lincoln County, a member of the high school faculty here, is a sister of Mr Hettman.” (Citizen: 1-25-1926)

Hotaling, Charles: “Monday of this week Henry Johnson brought to The Citizen office a clipping from the Nezperce Herald, of Gillette, Wyoming, announcing the death of C L Hotaling. Mr Hotaling used to drive stage between Sprague and Wilbur thirty years ago, the stage passing through Parrott and Earl. Mr Hotaling used to live on the E Osherwood place. The clipping follows: ‘Nezperce Herald: Sept 14, 1918: Charles L Hotaling was stricken suddenly with heart failure last Sunday morning, Sept 8, about 6:30 while waiting for breakfast. One of the men noticed him gasping for breath and caught him and before he could be laid down he was dead. He had been away from home for the last three months, working in the oil fields in Salt Creek. He was buried Thursday, Sept 12, in Gillette. The deceased was born July 18, 1858, in Rochelle, IL.  He was married in Albany, OR, to Miss Minnie Earl, in 1882. To this union three children were born: Vernice Hotaling, now in the US Navy; Sula Hotaling, Gillette, Wyoming, and Leroy Hotaling, deceased.’ Minnie Earl, here spoken of, was the daughter of Robert Earl for whom the Earl post office was named.” (excerpt of Citizen: 12-27-1918)

Hughes, Amelia:  “Word comes to the Wade Adams of Rocklyn, of the death of Mrs John Hughes (Amelia) at Santa Monica, CA. Five children survived her. Mr Hughes passed away several years ago.” (Dav. Times: 3-14-1941) 

Hurley, Benjamin F.: “Benjamin F Hurley, one of the earliest pioneers of this region, died Wednesday in the Mrs George Bair home hospital at Davenport of a serious case of pneumonia. Funeral services will be held at the Christian church, Creston, Monday at 2 p.m., with interment there.  A native of Arkansas, Mr Hurley was brought to Humbolt County, Nevada, in 1868 by his parents, who traveled with an ox team across the plains, the trip requiring five months. Mr Hurley was reared on a ranch in Plumas County, California, where the family moved in 1869. He attended Christian College at College City, California. In the spring of 1882, he began working for Wells-Fargo & Co, and in 1883 he came to Lincoln County. In 1884 he took up a homestead in what is now the Telford country. He was married July 16, 1903 to Mrs Ellen Oligher, who died Dec, 1935.  Surviving him are a sister, Mrs Thacker in Oakland, CA, two nephews, Max Thacker, CA, and J A Hurley, formerly of Davenport, now of Seattle; two step-children, John Oligher, Telford, and Josephine Oligher, Spokane.”  (30 June 1939-Citizen)

Hutsell, Ruth: “Mr and Mrs Sam Knack this week announced the marriage of their daughter, Ruth, to Leonard Hutsell. The marriage took place last November before Mr Hutsell went to Alaska. Mrs Hutsell is a graduate of this year’s senior class. Mr Hutsell graduated from the Davenport high school in 1940 and is the son of County Commissioner and Mrs Lew Hutsell.” (undated news item)

Itzenhauser: “Henry and Charles Itzenhauser of Edwall visited here Sunday. They reported the death of their father a week ago which was caused by a cancer.” (Dav. Trib: June 29, 1911, Zion column)

Jans, Anna M.: d. _____; b. 2-05-1874; d/o Michael Mielke, bur. Edwall Cem. see file.

Jenkins, Eleanor A.:  “Eleanor A Jenkins.—Passed away Feb 23, 1978 in a local hospital. Her home, E 12821 9th. Wife of Albert T Jenkins, at the home; step-son, Albert C Jenkins, Billings, MT; step-daughter, Mrs R L (Wilma Fae) Hendrickson, Billings, MT; sister of Stanton A Bursch, Moscow, ID; Ralph J Bursch, Hemet, CA; several nieces and nephews. A member of Assembly of God Church, the Montana Education Association. Funeral services will be held Tuesday Feb 28, 1978, 1 p.m. Colonial Chapel, Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home. Pastor Everett Olp officiating. Burial, Pines Cemetery.” (Spokesman: undated)


 Zion-Methodist, Rocklyn, Washington obituaries submitted to the

 Lincoln County Washington Genweb by Marge Womach, January 2007

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