Krupp Valley Cemetery & Obituaries


                                       Also known as Marlin Cemetery


                            Grant County, Washington submitted by Marge Womach



Page K through L  

The Krupp Valley Cemetery at Marlin, Grant Co, WA is located west of town, taking the first graveled road/cow trail on the left side of the road (south) as one leaves the town to the west. Records of the cemetery compiled by Ruth Briscoe (undated) and Geo Beck were carefully studied and researched in an attempt to provide an accurate reading of the cemetery. I walked the cemetery in 1998 with several return trips to photograph and compare placements of graves and family plots.  Marge Womach  <>

The town went through a name change circa 1919, legally it is yet Town of Krupp, Marling PO, and the cemetery is deeded Krupp Valley Cemetery.


Kallenberger, Henry G  *+	1890-1983 (2 on 1) 
Kallenberger, Grace	+	1912-2003 (shared stone w/Henry)
Klunkel, -			(source: Hist. of cem.; d. 1903-04) 
Kuch, Faye J		+	1940-1978  TS
Kuch, Larry		*	1941-1942
Kuch, Rick		+	1961-1983  TS
Kuch, Daniel		+	1965-1985  TS
Larsen, August	       *+	1880-1936
Lenz, Ivan L			b. Oct 19, 1910; d. Nov 27, 1910; s/o Hugh & Emma
Lenz, son			Feb 20, 1945; s/o Camas and Edna (Hoover) Lenz
Lenz, Edna V		+	b. June 11, 1916; d. Aug 27, 1998 (share w/ M Camas)
Lenz, M Camas	        +	b. Sept 25, 1913; d. July 19, 2003; (share w/ Edna V)
Lodge, K P			(no dates) 

(Items labeled “scrapbook news” most frequently were taken from the Odessa Record, the Wenatchee World, Grant County Journal, Big Bend Chief or the Spokesman Review, and were found in scrapbooks at local museums.)

Kallenberger, Henry G;  (1890-1983;  2 on 1) “Henry Gustave Kallenberger, of Marlin, died on Friday, April 16, 1993, at Odessa Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.  He was born in Shelby, MT, on Nov 20, 1905, the sixth of 11 children of Jacob and Eva Allmer Kallenberger. Six of the children were born in Montana before the family moved to Washington State in 1902.  Henry often told the story of a set of longhorn buffalo horns his family bought en route to Washington, which his mother had told him were his second birthday present.  The family farmed north of Marlin until the parents retired and turned the operations over to two sons.  Henry attended school at the Dry Lake/Kallenberger country school house. He attended prep school at Washington State College in Pullman for a short while. In 1927, he joined the US Navy. He served as an aviation mechanic until his discharge in 1929.  He married Grace Hoover in February 1929 in Portland. They had two children, Kenneth and Loretta (Bunny).  The Kallenbergers lived at the A B Clark ranch and Henry was employed there until 1940, when they moved to Marlin.  For many years beginning in 1941 he was employed by the Marlin School District as a custodian/bus driver. When the Marlin and Wilson Creek schools consolidated, he continued as a bus driver until his retirement in 1970. He worked part time for the Krupp Union Warehouse.  He also raised livestock, using the barn at the Kallenberger homestead as his base.  There, he milked cows, ran beef cattle and did some farming.  He served for 40 years on the Krupp Town Council in Marlin.  He was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church of Marlin and the Grant County Historical Society for 25 years, serving as a director part of that time.  In 1976, he traveled to Israel, Greece and Jordan.  In 1989, he was diagnosed with chronic leukemia, and he had been in failing health since that time.  He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Grace, at the home; one son, Kenneth Kallenberger, Royal City; one daughter, Loretta (Bunny) Haugan, Harrington; two brothers, Oscar Kallenberger, Milton-Freewater, OR, and Raymond Kallenberger, Box Elder, MT; a sister, Ida Schorzman, Marlin; 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  A graveside service was held Tuesday, April 20, at Krupp Valley Cemetery in Marlin, with Pastor Tom Sayre, of Salem Lutheran Church, officiating. Strate Funeral Home was in charge.” (Odessa Record: 4-22-1993)

Kallenberger, Grace;  1912-2003 (shared stone w/Henry) “Grace Genevieve (Hoover) Kallenberger, 91, of Marlin, died on Monday, Dec 1, 2003, at the Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center.  She was born in Marlin (then named Krupp) on May 27, 1912, the first of three daughters of Walter and Augusta (Schrader) Hoover. The family farmed south of Marlin for several years before moving into Marlin. Grace attended school at the Hoover School and was graduated from Marlin High School in 1928.  She attended business school in Portland. She married Henry G Kallenberger in Feb 1929 in Portland. They had two children, Kenneth and Loretta (Bunny).  The Kallenbergers lived at the A B Clark ranch, and Henry was employed there until 1940, when they moved to Marlin. Grace enjoyed driving bus for the Marlin School District during the 1940’s. She was a correspondent for The Odessa Record for many years and truly loved reporting the news from Marlin. Preserving history was a passion of hers.  In 1952, she became the temporary postmaster at Marlin and was eventually appointed to the permanent position by President Eisenhower. She retired from the postmaster position in May 1982 after 30 years of service. In October 1999 she entered the care center in Odessa and had been in failing health since that time. She is survived by one son, Kenneth C Kallenberger and wife Louise, of Royal City, and a daughter, Loretta E (Bunny) Haugan and husband Edwin of Harrington; one sister, Eva Hull, of Silverdale, WA; two sisters-in-law, Ida Schorzman, of Odessa, and Helen Kallenberger, of Box Elder, MT; five grandchildren, Kathy Clizer, ‘Rocky’ Kallenberger, Karen Gonzales, Jim Kallenberger and Susan Larmer; 11 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Henry, in 1993; two grandchildren, Cheri and Brian Haugan, and a sister, Edna Lenz.  She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Marlin. Committal services were held on Wednesday, Dec 3, at the Krupp Valley Cemetery in Marlin. A memorial service followed at the Salem Lutheran Church. Pastor Don Smith officiated. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. It is suggested that memorials may be made to the Krupp Valley Cemetery, Town of Krupp, PO Box 227, Marlin, WA 98832.” (Odessa Record-Dec 4, 2003) 

Kuch, Daniel;  (1965-1985  TS) Daniel Allen Kuch, 19, of Marlin passed away Tuesday, Sept 10, in Spokane. He was born on Sept 13, 1965 at Odessa and had been working as a cook in Spokane. He graduated from Odessa High School in 1984 and was a life-time resident of the area. Mr Kuch attended the Assembly of God Church in Moses Lake.  He is survived by his father, Melvin Kuch of Marlin; his step-mother, Phyllis Kuch of Marlin; a brother, Bill Kuch of Fort Hood, TX; two step-sisters, Carol Ross of Moses Lake and Ilene Vernwald of Marlin; a step-brother, David Vernwald of Moses Lake and his grandparents, Anna Kuch of Odessa and Clayton and Myrtle Nash of Moses Lake.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Sept 17 at 2 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Moses Lake with the Rev Jesse Wilkinson officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at the Marlin Cemetery in Marlin.  Nicoles Funeral Home of Ephrata is in charge of arrangements.”  (also preceded in death by his mother, Faye and a brother Rick; scrapbook news)

Kuch:  (1993-2010)  Kameron Dean Kuch died Aug 7, 2010, in Seattle at the age of 17. His home was in Marl in. He was born April 30, 1993 in Puyallup to Bill and Apryl (Cameron) Kuch. He was a member of the Hartline Assembly of God church.  Kameron was a student at Odessa High School , where he participated in football, basketball, golf and track. He played drums in the Honor Band. He was an avid motocross and dirt bike rider. He loved working on his car and enjoyed listening to music and hanging out with his friends.  He is survived by his parents, Bill Kuch and Christina of Marlin and Apryl Kuch of Odessa , grandpas Melvin Kuch and Phylis of Moses Lake and Larry Cameron and Lynna of Port Angeles, two brothers, Daniel Kuch of Spokane and Caleb Kuch of Marl in, two sisters, Megan Mosqueda and Daniel of Benton City and Koralynne Kuch of Odessa, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Kameron was preceded in death by his grandmother, Faye Kuch and two uncles.  Funeral services will be held at the Marlin High School gymnasium on Monday, Aug 16, 2010, at 2 p.m., with Pasto r Dennis Cooper officiating. Concluding services and vault interment will follow at Marl in Cemetery.” ( Odessa Record: 8-12-2010)   

Kuch, Faye J;  (1940-1978  TS) Kuch, Faye J (age 38)—Formerly of Grand Coulee, and Marlin, WA; Passed away Wed, Oct 18, 1978 in Brewster, WA; Survived by three sons, Melvin Kuch Jr, Airway Heights, WA; William and Daniel Kuch, both of Marlin, WA;  three half-sisters, Mearle Andrews, Nespelem, WA; Pat Rice, Odessa, WA; Mary Spink, Spokane; two half-brothers, Ralph Spink, Portland, OR; Don Lippert, Tacoma, WA.  Service will be Tuesday, Oct 24, 1978 at the Nazarene Church, Grand Coulee, WA; Pastor Ron Hunter officiating. Interment Marlin Cemetery...”  (Spokesman: Oct 1978)

Kuch, Larry;  (1941-1942) “Larry Kuch.  Male, white, single, infant. Born: Dec 24, 1941, Odessa, WA. Father: Edward Kuch, born Marlin, WA.  Mother: Hulda Klettke, born Kulm, North Dakota. Informant: Edward Kuch, Marlin, WA. Death: 1-02-1942, at 3 a.m. at Marlin, WA.  Cause: Prematurity, due to spontaneous onset of early labor. L J Bonney, MD. Burial: Jan 2, 1942, Marlin Cemetery. Undertaker: Strate’s Funeral Home, Odessa, WA.” (WA State Dept of Health: Cert. of Death)

Kuch, Rick;  (1961-1983  TS)  “Word has been received in Marlin of the death of Ricky Kuch, son of Melvin Kuch of Marlin. Memorial funeral services were held Tuesday, March 29th in Spokane with plans for a graveside service at some later time at the Marlin Cemetery.  Ricky was preceded in death by his mother, Faye Kuch. He is survived by his father, Melvin Kuch; two brothers, Danny and Bill Kuch; his grandparents, Richard and Anna Kuch, all of Marlin, and many relatives and  friends. Ricky was born in 1962 and was raised at Marlin. He attended the Marlin school. The last few years he has been in ill health and away from home.”  (scrapbook news-1983)

Kunkel, -  (source: Hist. of cem.; d. 1903-04) The History of Marlin Cemetery states that one of the first three burials in the new cemetery was that of a “Kunkel”.  Since the first burial, that of Mrs Peterson was in Sept of 1903, it is presumed that Kunkel died later in 1903.  The Black Rock Country states:  “Mary Pfeifer helping at Kunkels” (1904 column). The Jan 1906 column shows “Carl Kunkle sells to Geo Sheperd of Minn.”  Research into the surname Kunkel shows the apparent survival of Carl and Julius Kunkel until after their departure from the area. Julius Kunkel buried one son in the Odessa City Cemetery in 1909. No marriage record was found for Carl Kunkel.

Larsen, August;  (1880-1936) “August Larson, about 50, deaf employee of Charles Peterson, Marlin, walked into the path of Great Northern train No. 5, at about 10:50 Tuesday morning, receiving injuries from which he died almost immediately.  The train was stopped and the body taken on to Ephrata for the coroner.  Larson, who had been working with a hay baler, had gone to the Peterson home to show a team of horses to a prospective buyer, and returning to his work, took a short cut across the tracks. His approach to the track was screened by brush and he was not seen by the train crew until he was hit. He had apparently not felt the vibrations of the coming train and walked directly on to the track.  Although stone deaf, Mr Larson was regarded as one of the better automobile drivers of that region. He could gauge the speed of his engine by placing his hand on the hood. For the past 20 years he had worked for Mr Peterson at his stock ranch. Owing to the badly crushed condition of his body it was necessary to hold the funeral services on Wednesday, with burial at Marlin. An uncle, living at Harrington, is believed to be his only survivor. The impact of the train threw the man several feet, where his body hit a fence post, wrapping him about the post. His legs were broken at the ankles, hanging by only cords.” (Odessa Record: 10-29-1936) “August Larsen. Male, white, divorced. Birth: Sept 13, 1880, Sweden. 44 yrs in US. Laborer, farm worker. Age: 56 yrs 1 mo 14 days. Father: Hakon Larsen born Sweden; Mother: Hilda Armstrong, born Sweden. Informant: Chas Peterson, Marlin, WA. Death: Oct 26, 1936. Cause: Killed by train; Coroner Case. Accident on Railroad Track, ran over by train. Burial: Marlin, WA, Oct 27, 1936.” (WA State Board of Health: Cert. of Death) Edit: notes by Geo Beck on the cemetery state that August Larsen was a deaf, and a cousin to the Petersons. 

Lenz, Ivan L;  (b. Oct 19, 1910; d. Nov 27, 1910)  “Son of Hugh and Emma Beck Lenz” (source: Geo Beck data cards. Hugh died in Ukiah, OR in 1918 and was buried there.)

Lenz, son;  (Feb 20, 1945; s/o Camas and Edna (Hoover) Lenz) 

Lenz, Edna V;  (b. June 11, 1916; d. Aug 27, 1998;  share w/ M Camas) “Funeral services for Edna V Lenz were held on Monday, August 31, at the Marlin Presbyterian Church in Marlin. Mrs Lenz, who was 82 years old, died on Thursday, Aug 27, 1998, in Spokane.  She was a lifetime resident of Marlin, a member of the pioneer Hoover family.  She was born on June 16, 1916, in Marlin, (then named Krupp), the daughter of Walter and Augusta (Schrader) Hoover. She was graduated from Marlin High School. She married M Camas Lenz, on Aug 10, 1939, in Marlin, and they farmed the Beck land south of Marlin for many years. When they retired, they both worked in retailing in Moses Lake. Edna was a member of the Marlin Presbyterian Church and the Ladies Aid of Marlin.  She is survived by her husband, M Camas Lenz, at the home; two sons, Lary and Lenore Lenz, and Hugh Lenz, both of Spokane; two grandchildren; one great granddaughter; two sisters, Grace Kallenberger, of Marlin, and Eva Hull, of Spokane, and numerous nieces and nephews and friends. The Rev Dexter Edwards officiated at the funeral. Loren Totusek, Virgil Totusek, Edwin Haugan, Kevin Goetz and Les Goetz were casket bearers. Delores Cook was at the piano and Julie Iksic was soloist. Interment was at Marlin Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 9-03-1998) “In the obituary for Edna Lenz, published last week, the name of Jim Friend was inadvertently omitted from the listing of casket bearers at the funeral at the Marlin Presbyterian Church.” (Odessa Record: 9-10-1998)

Lenz, M Camas;  (b. Sept 25, 1913; d. July 19, 2003; share w/ Edna V) “Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 23, at the Marlin Presbyterian Church for Camas M Lenz, a longtime Marlin resident. Mr Lenz died Saturday, July 19, 2003, at the Riverview Care Center in Spokane, where he had lived for the past four years. He was 89 years old. He was born Sept 25, 1913, in Ukiah, Oregon, to Hugo and Emma Christine (Beck) Lenz. His family moved to Marlin in June 1927, where he lived for 71 years before moving to Spokane. Camas met his wife, Edna Vivian (Hoover) while working as a young boy in the Beck store. He went to school in Marlin until his senior year, when he graduated in 1932 from Aberdeen High School in Aberdeen, WA. He attended Central Washington College in Ellensburg and also worked at Safeway. He returned to work on the beck family farm 7 miles south of Marlin for 30 years. The Beck family farm was a pioneer farm of 1901, and the Beck family was the first to unload household goods and farm animals from the Great Northern Railway in Krupp/Marlin in that year. Camas went to work for JC Penney in Moses Lake and then at the US Post Office in Marlin, where he retired in the mid-1980s. He married Edna Hoover on August 10, 1939, in Marlin. He was mayor of Krupp/Marlin for 30 years and a former member of the Marlin School Board and the Fire Department.  He was a member of the Marlin Lutheran Church and later the Marlin Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Marlin Gun Club and the Eagles Club. Camas enjoyed reading Western books and was interested in books about Indian culture. While at Riverview, he served as Resident Council president and was spotlighted and interviewed in the Extended Care Product News magazine in Oct 2002. He is survived by two sons, Larry (and Lenore) Lenz and Walter Hugh Lenz, both of Spokane; two granddaughters, Laurel (and Tim) Warner and Karilynn (and Mike) Cunningham, both of Spokane; two great grandchildren, Madeline and Jacob Cunningham; two sisters, Norma Scofield, of Seattle, and Byrnie Bakly, of Klamath Falls, OR; one brother, Earl (and Diane) Mettie, of Kalama, WA, and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife Edna in 1998, an infant son and a brother, Allen Mettie. Pastor Dexter Edwards officiated at the funeral. Interment was at Marlin Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 7-24-2003)

Lodge, K P;  (no dates, no identity, one grave may belong to Geo Calkins, per Geo Beck)


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