Submitted by Marge Womach 


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Keiser, Mabel,                    10-07-1982

“Word has been received here of the death of Mabel Keiser, formerly Mabel Robinson of Davenport and Pullman.  Services were held Tuesday in Wenatchee. Interment was in Pullman.” (Davenport Times:  10-07-1982) “Maybelle H Keiser, 87, a resident of Wenatchee for the past 37 years, died in Central Washington Hospital Oct 1.  She was born Maybelle H Robinson, May 29, 1895 at Bluestem where she spent her early life and graduated from high School at Davenport. She was married here to Ervin E King.  Mr. and Mrs. King moved to Pullman in 1927 where they made their home for many years. Her husband preceded her in death in 1941. She moved to Wenatchee in 1945 and was married there to Charles Keiser in 1946.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Beacon Hill Grange and was an active member of the state and national Granges, she had served as national lady assistant steward of the national Grange, was active with the Grange youth organizations, a member of the Native Daughters of Washington, contributing member of the youth camps in the area.  Surviving are:  a daughter, Maida Whitmore, Pullman; a brother, Dewey Robinson, Davenport ; three sisters, Ellen Holderby and Lillie Teel, both of Davenport ; and Verna Welch, Walla Walla; 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son and two brothers. Funeral services for Keiser will be conducted in the Colonial Chapel of the Jones & Jones Funeral Home Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock. Interment will follow in the Pullman City Cemetery, Pullman.” (Davenport Times: 10-07-1982)


Keith, Donald,                      8-14-1980

“Donald C. Keith, a community and civic leader of Yakima who was born and reared in Davenport, died recently at his residence in Yakima.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug 6 for Keith, who died Saturday, Aug 2 at the age of 70.  Keith was born Nov 26, 1909 in Davenport to D. C. (Sandy) Keith, a Spokane area auctioneer, and Vera Keith. He attended Davenport schools as well as WSC and the University of Washington. He was a funeral director in Spokane and Milton-Freewater, OR, before he founded his own establishment in Yakima in 1939. He was one of the organizers of the Yakima Memorial Hospital and a longtime leader of United Way.  He also served on the Yakima City Council and was on the boards of several other Yakima organizations and clubs. Keith was an active hunter, fisherman, skier, golfer, tennis player and mountain climber. He taught mountain climbing and led the Mt Adams climbs. He also climbed Mt Rainier.  He is survived by his wife, Melva M. Keith, whom he married in Spokane, May 7, 1933; two daughters, Mrs. Allen C. (Donna) Perry of Dallas, TX, and Mrs. Gary (Lyndal) Davis of Yakima; one sister, Verna West of Phoenix, AZ, and 7 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Lyle Keith.” (Davenport Times:  8-14-1980)


Kelly, Mrs. Daniel,               8-07-1908

“Died: Mrs. Daniel Kelly, 25 years of age, Sprague.” (Citizen:  8-07-1908)


Kelso, Alvin,                       12-23-1982

“Funeral services will be held today, Dec 23, for Alvin Kelso at 11 a.m. at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home in Spokane.  Conducting the service will be Rev Dale Cockrum. Interment will be at the Fairmont Cemetery. He died Dec 18.  Kelso lived all of his life in Reardan where he is survived by his wife, Pearl. He is also survived by daughters Joyce Langford of Dover, TN, Carolyn  Jensen of Canyon City, CO; one son, Gerald Kelso of Kirkland, WA; 8 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; two sisters, Elva Finch of Spokane and Marjorie Kelso of Juneau, Alaska; a brother, Lester Kelso of Napa, CA; three nephews. He was a member of Four Corners Grange and West Deep Creek Grange.” (Davenport Times: 12-23-1982)


Kempken, Harold F.,         10-03-1996

“Harold F. Kempken passed away Sept 25, 1996 in Spokane. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Herb and Gloria Kempken. He served in the US Navy during WW II and was a member of the American Legion. Funeral was held Tuesday, Oct 1, at the Gothic Chapel at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home.” (Davenport Times: Edwall News: 10-03-1996)


Kenney, Wm Isaac,         d. 9-09-1961

“William Isaac Kenney. Died: 9-09-191. Birth: 11-18-1877. Burial: Julia Brown Cemetery, Enterprise, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health burial permit)


Kimmell, _ J.,                       7-01-1955

“Clare Houck attended the funeral services last week at Deer Park for _ J. Kimmell. He was an old timer and known by many here.” (Citizen: 7-01-1955; omission due to binding)


King, Alvina A.,             d. 10-08-1979

“Alvina Amanda King. Died: 10-08-1979. Birth: 10-06-1886, WA. Widowed. Father: Carl Schultz. Mother: Elizabeth Helstab. Cremation: Smith Funeral Home, Spokane, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


King, Emily Childs,         10-01-1981

“Memorial services were held for Emily Childs King of Bernonia, OR, widow of the late Harry L King, longtime residents of the Reardan community.  Mrs. King is survived by two sons, Earl and Robert King and families of Bernonia, OR, several nieces, nephews and numerous grandchildren.” (Davenport Times: 10-01-1981)


King, Ida May,              d. 11-16-1942

“Ida May King. Died: 11-16-1942. Birth: 3-20-1871, IN. Spouse: William King. Father: Benjamin Cloud. Mother: unobtainable. Burial: Orofino, ID. ” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Kingery, June L.,          d. 10-12-1971

“June Laura Kingery. Died: 10-12-1971. Birth: 7-26-1924, Michigan. Spouse: John Kingery. Father: unknown. Mother: Laura Hollingsworth. Cremation: Smith Funeral Home, Spokane, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Kintschi, Rose,                 12-28-1995

“Rose Kintschi died Friday, Dec 22, 1995 in Davenport, WA. The longtime community member was mourned in a funeral service held Wednesday, Dec 27 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport, followed by burial at Spokane Memorial Garden. Rose was born May 9, 1907 to immigrant parents Frank and Adelheid (Vogel) McRae who lived in the Deep Creek area. Rose was the middle of three children. Her two brothers were Frank, the eldest and Paul, the youngest. She also had two step-brothers from her mother, Earnest and Walter Jurgens.  Life was tough for Rose as she grew up. The family lived in a four room frame house on what was called a stump ranch. The land was not productive and they lived on what they could raise. As father Frank died in 1912 leaving the family to survive on the farm without a father, these years were lean.  Although cash was in short supply, education was of great importance to Rose’s family. Rose attended Central School through the eighth grade. Due to family problems of sickness and farm work, Rose missed the fifth and seventh grades, but tested well enough to pass with her class. Later, Rose and brother Frank attended Blair Business School in Spokane. Only able to attend classes for six months, she later graduated from Morse School of Beauty Culture (Dec 1931) in Spokane and the Frank Wiggins Trade School in Los Angeles. Rose worked as a beautician for a few years in Colville, Spokane and Los Angeles before returning home to the farm at Edwall, which her mother had obtained with the help of her sister Elsbeth Rumbeck’s family.  Rose met and married Paul Christian Kintschi on June 6, 1941. Rose’s brother Paul was the best man and Paul’s sister Erma was the matron of honor. The couple lived on the farm at Edwall raising cattle and wheat. Although they never had children, three nephews John and Larry McRae and Ronald Wolfe substituted as sons living on the farm summers and vacations as  children growing up. Work was a way of life to Rose, who often helped Paul in the fields as well as taking care of the meals and the house. The couple retired from farming and moved to a house on Marshall Street in Davenport, where they resided until moving to the Lincoln Nursing Home. Rose was very active in rural community life. She was involved with grange, state homemakers, Eastern Star, Cow Belles and attended the Edwall Methodist and Davenport Lutheran churches. Rose was baptized at the Davenport Lutheran Church March 30, 1986 by Pastor Stanley Williamsen.  She is survived by  husband Paul, of Davenport and her sister-in-law Helen E McRae of Spokane. She has many nephews and nieces.” (Davenport Times: 12-28-1995) 


Kirk, Franklin D.,               1-08-1981

“Franklin D. Kirk, formerly of Waukon,WA, was recently murdered on the street of Pomona, CA. He was shot twice through the chest at close range. The motive was robbery. There are no suspects located upon last reports.” (Davenport Times: 1-08-1981)


Klein, Albert C.,                 10-01-1981

“The date Sept 22, 1981, the day Albert C. Klein died, will probably not be remembered for long by others than those of his family, but his passing and his association with all of the Edwall community will never be forgotten. Albert loved life and also the past. He salvaged the old Nasburg log house north of Waukon and made it into a small local museum that has been enjoyed by hundreds of neighbors, friends and travelers. Except for seven years, he spent his entire life in the Edwall area. He was a charter member of the Edwall Lions Club when it was organized almost 25 years ago. Rev Luther Plankenhorn, Albert’s brother-in-law, reviewed Albert’s life and family at the services in the Sprague Community Church Friday morning. Mark Klein, Albert’s grandson, sang two solos, one, ‘The Eastern Gate’ was a song also sung at Albert’s father’s and mother’s funeral many years ago. Those early pioneers, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob J. Klein, have left a fine number of citizens to continue their progressive spirit.” (Davenport Times: Edwall column: 10-01-1981)


Klein, Thomas M.,              11-14-1996

“Dr Thomas M. Klein died Nov 3, 1996 at his home in South Pasadena, CA. Born April 27, 1949, in Spokane, he attended Edwall Grade School and Sprague High School. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at EWSU. He married Judy Devens of Sprague in Dec 1972. They moved to Southern California in 1974, where Tom pursued an apprenticeship in family counseling, followed by attaining his doctorate in child and family counseling. Mr. Klein had a thriving counseling practice in Arcadia, CA, and had served on the CAGovernor’s Committee for the Disabled. He was a highly regarded spokesman for the disabled for many years. Mr. Klein is survived by his wife of 24 years, Judy, at their home in South Pasadena. Other survivors include his father, Marvin E. Klein, sisters Connie Protto and Jeanine Craine, and nieces Heidi Protto and Jenifer Craine, all of Wilsonville, OR. A memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov 19, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, CA.” (Davenport Times: 11-14-1996)


Knappert, Arthur H.,           6-13-1996

“Funeral service for Arthur Henry Knappert, 72, was held June 3 at Purdy & Walter Floral Hills Chapel of Lynnwood. Mr. Knappert died May 29, 1996 in Seattle.  He was born in Davenport on Aug 24, 1923, and attended school here, graduating from Davenport High School in 1941. He enlisted in the US Navy on Nov 30, 1942, and served throughout WW II. In 1950, he was stationed in Japan during the Korean (War) Conflict. He retired from the Navy in 1970 and then worked in construction for 17 years.  Mr. Knappert is survived by his wife of 49 years, Rita; six children, Patrick, Sue, Michael, William, Jams and Betsy; and 8 grandchildren—all of the Lynnwood area. He also is survived by two sisters, Bess Clark of Spokane and Violet Fisher and her husband Way of Keller Ferry; two sisters-in-law, Vernie Knappert of Chula Vista, CA, and Dee Carper of Spokane; one brother-in-law, Jim Perier of Spokane; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Knappert was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Veta (Waring) Knappert, and one brother, H. A. (Corky) Knappert.” (Davenport  Times:  6-13-1996)


Knowles, Daniel,              11-27-1931

“A bullet wound sustained Saturday when a revolver handled by a brother accidentally was discharged caused the death last night at the Sacred Heart hospital of Daniel Knowles, 7, whose home was 15 miles north of Davenport. The boy was shot thru the left chest and lung. Stanley, 18, was cleaning or repairing the revolver when it was discharged. The former did not know the gun was loaded and the little boy was standing in front of the weapon, interested in seeing what was going on. In addition to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John E. Knowles, the child leaves six brothers and one sister: John, Stanley , Edward, Clyde, Freddie, and Eugene, and Dorothy. The body is at Hennessey & Calloway’s.” (Citizen: 11-27-1931)


Koch, Fred H.,                     7-09-1981

“Funeral services for Fred H. Koch, who once farmed near Rocklyn for several years, were held Tuesday, July 7 at the Ball & Dodd-Thornhill & Langbehn Funeral Home in Spokane. Koch died Friday, July 3 at a Spokane hospital. Before moving to Spokane he had driven school bus in this area and did some painting.  He was a member of the Centenary Methodist Church and the Modern Woodman.  Koch is survived by his wife in Spokane, Esther Koch; two sons, Deral Koch, Valley Ford, WA, and Orville Koch, of Spokane; one daughter, Dolores Sauer of Spokane; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; a brother, Ed Koch of Seattle, WA; two sisters, Sadie Maurer of Davenport; Mrs. Ralph Johnson of Spokane; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Don Koch last May. Interment was held at Riverside Memorial Park in Spokane.” (Davenport Times:  7-09-1981)


Kokinda, Joseph R.,          11-20-1980

“The bodies of two Medical Lake men were recovered Monday morning in Sprague Lake by a volunteer team of divers from Grand Coulee after a hunting excursion for the two turned into a tragedy Saturday. The bodies of Dennis Radonich, 25, and Joseph R Kokinda, 25, were found about 20 minutes after the search began Monday morning by three divers from the Gold team, a search and rescue diving squad which serves Grant, Okanogan, Lincoln, Adams and Douglas counties.  The Gold team, with nine divers, unsuccessfully searched the lake’s bottom Sunday for about five hours. Radonich and Kokinda were accompanied on the hunting trip by Ron Jenson, 23, also of the Medical Lake area, who stayed on an island on the north end of the lake while the other two departed from the island in a 10-foot aluminum pram to pull up some decoys. According to Lincoln County Sheriff Joe Merz, the boat tipped while the two were trying to pull up the decoys and both, attired in heavy hunting clothes and Radonich with ammunition, fell overboard…. The boat was found two hours after the accident, according to Merz, and the bodies were found about 120 feet from shore in 15 feet of water. He estimated the water temperature to be about 45 degrees.” (excerpt Davenport Times:  11-20-1980) 


Koller, Chester H .,         9-02-1982

“Chester Henry Koller died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage early Sunday morning, Aug 29.  He is survived by his wife, Cornelia, two sons, Chester of New Castle, WY, and David of Dickenson, ND; a daughter, Jean Koller Finley of Vancouver, WA, several grandchildren. He was born to Edward and Emma Koller on Dec 5, 1912 in New England, ND.  He married Cornelia Nassett in 1932 and this June celebrated his 50th anniversary. He was a farmer in North Dakota and has been a handyman since moving to Harrington in 1964. As a parent, he had an active part in the organizations in which his children participated; he worked in school activities and the PTA as well as being a youth leader in the church. He was a member of the Masonic Order. He was a committed church member and at the time of his death was serving as deacon in the Community Church.  Memorial services for Chester Koller were held Monday evening at the Community Church with Pastor Bruce Wakeman and the Rev Herb Parrish presiding. The body was then flown to Dickenson, ND, for funeral services and burial.” (Davenport Times: 9-02-1982)


Krones, Frank J.,            5-02-1996

“Frank J. Krones of Davenport died Sunday, April 28, 1996 in a Spokane hospital. He was 78.  He was born May 14, 1917 to Frank and Itha (Carter) Krones at the family homestead near Eatonville, WA.  Frank enlisted in the US Army Air Corps in December 1939. During WW II he served as a bomber pilot in the South Pacific and also as an instructor. After the war he was a commander of a maintenance squadron. Frank retired from the Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1959.  After retirement from the military, he attended WSU, graduating with high honors with a teaching degree in mathematics. He taught in Davenport until he was appointed Supt of Schools. After retiring from that position, he continued to serve the Davenport community by working at the Davenport Senior Center and delivering newspapers until his death on Sunday.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian ( Rhodes ) Krones on July 8, 1993. They had been married for 48 years. He is survived by his son, Donald Krones of Davenport; a daughter, Janet M. Giles of Portsmouth, Ohio; granddaughter, Sherri L. Schardt of North Myrtle Beach, SC; and several step-grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters, Nettie Nelson of Coeur d’Alene, Grace Kneip of Eatonville, and Bertha Sharpe of Coos Bay, OR; one brother, Earl Krones of Eatonville and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held on Friday, May 3 at 2 p.m. at the Eatonville Methodist Church with Pastor Bill Brackett officiating. Cremation preceded services and the ashes will be buried in the National Cemetery currently under construction in WesternWashington.” (Davenport Times:  5-02-1996)


Krupke, Eldred E.,            6-05-1997

“Funeral service was held May 27 for Eldred E. Krupke at the Alwin Chapel of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home in Spokane, with the Rev Paul Brilla officiating.  Interment was at Riverside Memorial Park in Spokane.  Mr. Krupke, 90, died May 22, 1997 in Spokane.  He was born on Jan 22, 1907, and raised in the Mondovi area, and later ranched near John Day, OR. He had a Ford Agency in Lakeview, OR, and moved to Spokane in 1975. Mr. Krupke is survived by one brother, Earl Krupke and his wife Murtis; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 25 years, Madge Harmon Krupke eleven months ago, as well as his first wife, Lola Barnhouse Krupke. Also preceding Mr. Krupke in death were three brothers, Arno, Erick and Alfred Krupke; and three sisters, Elsie Goebel, Amanda Travis and Rose Ensminger.” (Davenport Times:  6-05-1997)


Krupke, Erick,                 2-01-1996

“Erick Krupke, former Mondovi resident, died Jan 20, 1996 in Spokane at the age of 99.  He was born Nov 5, 1896 in Paynesville, MN, and moved with his parents to a farm near Denny Station south of Reardan at the age of 8. In the early 1920s, he started farming for himself in the Mondovi area. He married Helen Harmon of Spokane in 1923 and they raised two sons. In 1949, he and his wife moved to Spokane.  Mr. Krupke was a member of the Reardan United Methodist Church and attended Lidgerwood Evangelical Church in Spokane. He is survived by his two sons, Carroll Krupke and wife Carolyn, and Gordon Krupke and wife Mary Jane, all of Reardan; six grandchildren, Randall Krupke, James Krupke, Terry Krupke, Paul Krupke, Gail Daniels and Stephen Krupke; 11 great grandchildren; two brothers, Eldred Krupke and Earl Krupke, both of Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, in 1991. Funeral service was held at Hazen & Jaeger chapel in Spokane on Jan 23. Interment was at Riverside Memorial Cemetery.” (Davenport Times: 2-01-1996) 


Lincoln County, Washington obituaries submitted December, 2008

to the Lincoln County WAGenWeb by Marge Womach

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