LIND Cemetery Obituaries


                                                    Adams County, Washington


                                                      Submitted by Marge Womach




Miscellaneous Obituaries.  As usual, This is a work in progress...


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Atkerson, Loyd: ( b. Feb 01, 1924, d.  Jun 07, 2000),  "Loyd Thornton Atkerson, 76, a resident of Lind, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at the family farm after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born Feb 1, 1924, in Salisaw, OK, Loyd Atkerson left home at age 14 and came to Sunnyside. He was employed building the East High Canal. During WW II he worked at Hanford. He moved to Ritzville in 1946. He owned the Sunshine Diner in Ritzville for a time, then sold the restaurant and began working at the Circle T Inn. He met Erna Floether, and they were married on Jan 15, 1948. He then managed the Greyhound Bus Depot at Hand’s Café until 1953, when he and Erna moved to the Carl Harder ranch, where he worked until 1957. They then moved to the Alex Floether farm at Lind. In 1960, they purchased the Fitz place, five miles north of Lind, where they were presently living. He was a member of the Zion Congregational United Church of Christ in Lind and a member of the Lind Lions Club. Surviving are his wife Erna at the home; two sons, Bruce Atkerson and his wife Karen, of Wenatchee, and Brian Atkerson and his wife, Robin, of Kent, WA; a daughter, Brenda Michaels, of Issaquah, WA; four sisters, Virginia Aaron, Evelyn Cockran, Pearl Copeland and Louise Mullenex, all living in OK; and three grandchildren, Ian, Tiffany and Breanne Atkerson. Graveside services and interment were at Lind Cemetery on Tuesday, June 13, followed by services at the Lind Zion Congregational UCC. Pastor David Fairchild officiated. Danekas Funeral Home of Ritzville was in charge of funeral arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 2000)


Bauer, Ida Wahl: ( b. 1907, d.  1991) " Burial of Ida Wahl Bauer is scheduled for Monday morning at Lind Cemetery following memorial services at Ritzville Philadelphia Congregational Church of Ritzville. Mrs. Bauer, 84, died Friday at Ritzville Hospital. A longtime Ritzville and Lind resident, Mrs. Bauer was born in 1907 in Ralston, Wash. She moved to the Lind area after marrying William Wahl in 1925. She continued living there until Mr. Wahl’s death in 1968. In 1975 she married Albert Wahl (sic) and moved with him to Ritzville, where she lived for the past 16 years. She was a member of Philadelphia Congregational Church and Grace Chapter, as well as being active in the Ritzville Eagles Lodge Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by her second husband, Albert; two daughters, Marie McDougall of Calgary, Alberta, and Miriam Lenhart of Odessa, WA; a son, Milton Wahl of Ritzville; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.” (scrapbook obit: d. 10-11-1991; Ida Gross married Wm Wahl, following his death, her marriage to Albert Bauer.)


Beck,  Edwin:  ( b. Jul 15, 1909, d. Mar 22, 2004) :  Edwin T. Beck, 95, died on Monday, March 22, 2004, in Odessa. Edwin was born to Karl Beck and Magdallena (Schulz) Beck on July 15, 1909 in Lind. He is survived by two sisters, Justine Winkler, of Lakeview, OR, and Rose Scheeler, of Ritzville. He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Amelia Sauer, Pauline Roloff, Fred Beck, Bertha Wahl, Helen Gutschmidt, Johann Beck and Johan (Johnny) Beck. Mr. Beck was employed by the Lind Union Elevator for several years as a warehouse manager. Graveside services were held on Friday, March 26, at Lind Cemetery, with Pastor Mary Daniels officiating. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 4-01-2004)


Beck: Hulda: ( b. Mar 10, 1914, d. May 15, 1994)  "Hulda Beck, 80, of Lind, died Sunday, May 15, in Ritzville following an extended illness. She was born at Wheeler on March 10, 1914, the daughter of Jacob and Sophia Haase Schlimmer. She grew up near Wheeler, attending country school through the eighth grade. As a young woman, she worked in Wenatchee for a doctor, taking care of the home and family. She married Edwin T Beck in Odessa on Dec 15, 1935. They made their home in Lind, where they owned Beck Grocery. After selling the store, Edwin worked for the Union Elevator and Hulda worked for Casper Grocery Store and part time for the Union Elevator, weighing trucks during harvest. Following their retirement, they continued to live in Lind. Mrs. Beck was a past member of the Rebekah Lodge and the Homemakers Club of Lind and a life member of the Lind Gun Club. She loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. She is survived by her husband, Edwin Beck, at the home in Lind, a nephew, Robert Schlimmer, of Davenport; nieces Terri Carlson, of Odessa, Darleen Kagele of Ritzville, and Colleen Tipsomb, of Winthrop, and sister-in-laws, Mrs. Al Schlimmer and Esther Schlimmer. Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, May 19, at 2 p.m. at the Zion Congregational Church in Lind. Pastors Ed Schmidt and Floyd Emerson will officiate. Concluding services and interment will follow at Lind Cemetery. Casket bearers include Alan Schlimmer, Dennis Schlimmer, Mark Schlimmer, Steve Schlimmer, Al Wahl and Doug Wahl. Danekas Funeral Home, of Ritzville, is in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 1994) 


Biermann, Hedwig: ( b. 1883, d. 1972)  Hedwig Agnus Biermann.—Her home was at Lind, WA. Survived by 2 daughters, Mrs .Reuben Schoessler, Lind, and Mrs. Clint Rowe, Ritzville; 4 sons, W. C. (Bill) Biermann, Ralston, WA; Emil Biermann, Lind; Richard Biermann, Spokane; Theodore Biermann, Lind; one brother, William Labes, Parkland, WA; 0 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren. Member of the Good Hope Lutheran Church, Lind. Funeral Services Friday, June 9 at 11 a.m. from the Good Hope Lutheran Church in Lind. Pastor William Leed and Pastor Phil Falk officiating. The interment is at the Lind Cemetery. The Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 6-09-1972)  


Borth, Barbara: ( b. Apr 09, 1901,  d.  May 02, 1964) Barbara Ottmar Borth, born April 9, 1901 in Russia, the daughter of the Jacob Ottmars, came to America as an infant where the family resided at Ruff. She married Rudolph Borth Dec 19, 1922 and they resided near Lind and Paha. She died at the age of 63, burial in the Lind Cemetery. She is survived by her husband and 5 children: Mrs. George (Eleanor) Pence of Lind; Mrs. Reinhold (Gloria) Sackmann of Lind; and Mrs. Donald (Barbara) Van Buren of Lewiston, ID; Victor, of Lind; and Cleve of East Wenatchee; her mother, Mrs. Jacob Ottmar of Odessa; two sisters: Mrs. Jake Schmauder of Davenport; Mrs. Archie Zickler of Marlin; six brothers: John and Jake Ottmar of Coulee City; Bill Ottmar of Brewster; Ben Ottmar of Davenport; Rynold Ottmar of Spokane. (notes from Odessa Record: 5-14-1964)


Borth, Fred, (b. 03/12/1888, d. 04/12/1972, Uncle);  “Frederick Borth.—His home, Lind, Wash. He is survived by one sister, Mrs Jake Dirks, Spokane ; 8 nieces, 4 nephews; 36 great nieces and nephews, 6 great-great nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Zion Congregational Church at Lind , Wash. Funeral services will be Monday, April 17 at 10:30 a.m. from the Zion Congregational Church at Lind. Rev Albert Hausauer officiating. Interment at the Lind Cemetery, Lind, Wash. The Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville , WA , in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 4-13-1972)


Brady, Opal Ilene,( b. 12/03/1928, d. 09/21/1973) “Opal Ilene Brady.—Her home, Newport . Survived by three daughters, Mrs Marsha Kulm, Moses Lake, WA; Mrs L___ Huse, Seattle; Mrs Sandra Ho_singer, Diamond Lake; her mother, Mrs Maude Phillips, Lind, WA; and one sister, Mrs Martha Damon, Warden, WA; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services Monday, Sept 24 at 10 a.m., at the Methodist Church in Lind, the Rev Paul Felver officiating. Interment at the Lind Cemetery , Lind , WA . Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville , WA , in charge of arrangements.” (damaged copy: Spokesman Review: 9-23-1973)


Bruegeman, Albert H, (b. 1893, d. 1973;)  “Albert H Bruegeman.—His home Lind , Wash.   Survived by his wife Frances Bruegeman at the home; one daughter, Mrs John Hancock, Okanogan , WA ; one son, Gordon Bruegeman, Yakima , WA ; one brother; 6 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. He was a retired employee of the State Highway Dept. Funeral services Saturday, Feb 17 at 11 a.m. from St Ambrose Church at Lind, Father George Moreback officiating. Interment Lind Cemetery . Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville , WA , in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 2-17-1973)

Davis, Oma Gladys: ( b. 1903, d. 1960)  Oma Gladys Davis.—Her home, Lind, WA. Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mary Ellen DeVore, Lind, WA; one son, Dave Davis, Lind, WA; one sister, Mrs. Effie Weaver, Wilson Creek, WA; 3 brothers, Louie Gilman, Wilson Creek, WA; Tony Gilman, Priest River, Idaho; Howard Gilman, Okanogan, WA; 10 grandchildren. A member of the Methodist church, the Margaret Wadsworth Chapter No. 225, OES, both of Lind. Past Worthy Matron of Margaret Wadsworth Chapter. A member of the Rebekah Lodge No. 231, Lind, Past Noble Grand Rebekah Lodge, Past Chief of Pythian Sisters of Lind. A member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Lind Grange No. 1035. Funeral services Thursday, Aug 4, at 2 p.m., Methodist Church at Lind, Rev W H Ritchey officiating. Interment Lind, WA, Cemetery. The Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: undated scrapbook, 1960)


Davison:  William Davison Dies Tuesday. Heart failure claimed the life of William T ‘Bud’ Davison, retired Lind area farmer, Tuesday morning, Oct 26 at Adams County Memorial hospital in Ritzville, where he had been taken by ambulance the previous evening. Funeral services are to be held Friday, Oct 29, at 2 p.m., from the Lind Methodist church, Rev Roger Johnson officiating. Interment will be at the Lind Cemetery, Danekas Funeral Home in charge.  William T Davison was born July 1, 1882, at Weston, Oregon, the son of Mr and Mrs John K Davison. He came to the Lind area in 1910 and was married here in 1911 to Irma Weir. One son, Roland, was born to them, and survives. Mrs Davison preceded her husband in death, in 1951. Davison spent his adult life at farming, until 1957, when he retired, turning the farm and equipment over to his son. He continued to make his home in Lind until his death. He was a member of the Sandhills Grange. Survivors include the son, Roland; a sister, Mrs Fred Pinkerton, of Athena, Oregon, two granddaughters, Mrs Shirley Broughton of Spokane and Mrs John Prince of Corvallis, Oregon, and several great grandchildren.” (Lind Leader: 10-28-1965)


Deaton, Elsie: ( b. 1911, d. 1969)  Elsie Jane Deaton.—Her home was Lind, WA. Survived by her husband, Allen Deaton, at the home; two sons, Keith E Deaton, Richland, WA; Edgar A Deaton, Seattle, WA; one brother, Chester Phillips, Lind, WA. She was a member of the Lind Methodist Church, past matron Margaret Wadsworth Chapter No. 225 OES, Lind, WA; member of the Daughters of Nile El Karnak Temple, Spokane; Pythian Sisters. Funeral services Tuesday, Nov 4, 1969, at 11 a.m. from the Lind Methodist Church. Rev Roger Johnson officiating. Interment Lind Cemetery, Lind, WA.” (Spokesman Review: 11-04-1969)


Deerheim, Michael: ( b. 1873, d. 1947)  “Mr and Mrs. G. F. Gross went to Lind on Thursday to attend the Deerheim funeral.” (Odessa Record: 1-30-1947) TS listings show Michael Deerheim 1873-1947.


Engelhart, Chris,( b. 1902, d. 1968,) s/w Lena “Chris Englehart.—His home was at Lind, Wash. Survived by his wife, Lena, at the home; 3 sons, Richard Englehart, Pasco, WA; Robert Englehart and Walter Englehart, both Lind; one sister, Mrs Emma Mayfield, Moses Lake, WA; 4 brothers, William Englehart, Moses Lake; Rhiney Englehart, Lind; Rudolph Englehart, Pasco; David Englehart, Salem, OR; stepmother, Mrs Christ Englehart, Ritzville; 3 grandchildren. He was a member of the Baptist Church and the Lind Grange. Funeral Sept 3 at 2 p.m. from the Lind Methodist Church . Rev Roger Johnson officiating. Interment Lind Cemetery , Lind , WA . The Danekas Funeral Home of Lind, WA in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 9-03-1968)

Ferrier, Esther: ( b. May 07, 1918, d. Apr 03, 2006)  Esther E. Ferrier, resident of Lind, WA, passed away on Monday April 3, 2006 at Ritzville Hospital.  Daughter of Edward and Lydia (Sackman) Wahl. Born May 7, 1918 near Lind, WA.  Graduated Lind High School in 1936,  then attended Eastern State College for three and a half years. Worked as a bookkeeper in Spokane. Married William Ferrier July 11, 1960 in Spokane. After they retired they moved to Yakima. In 1989 they returned to live in Lind.  Member of the Lind United Methodist Church, and Lind Senior Center. Preceded in death by her husband William (Bill) in 1992; and six brothers, Walter, Albert, Howard, Richard, Lenard and Edward. Esther is survived by five sisters: Viola Miller, Spokane Valley; Jeanne Michel, Othello; Phyllis Stelzer, Lind; Arlene Starring, Coulee City; and Marge Freligh, Post Falls; and many nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. at the Lind Cemetery, with Pastor Larry Coleman, officiating. Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA, is in charge of funeral arrangements.” (Spokesman-Review: 4-05-2006)

Fitz, Dan: ( b. 1886, d. 1935 ) “Jacob Jeske received word this week of the death of his son-in-law, Dan Fitz, of Lind, on Monday. Survivors include the widow, Tillie, a son, Emil, at home, and a daughter, Mrs. Henry Oarman, Lind. Funeral services are being held at Lind this afternoon (Thursday).” ( Odessa Record: 5-03-1935) 


Fitz, Emil: ( b. Dec 19, 1913, d.  Jan 02, 1990)  “Funeral services were held at the Zion Congregational Church, Lind, on Jan 5, for Emil Fitz, a native of this area who died in Woodburn, OR,  Jan 2, 1990.  Mr. Fitz, born Dec 19, 1913 and raised on a farm north of Lind, began operating the farm at age 16 after his father died. In later years, he turned the farming over to a brother-in-law, Henry Orman, and followed his interest in carpentry. He spent several of his later years in nursing homes because of emphysema, which required that he stay under oxygen. The final two years were at Woodburn.  He is survived by a sister, Ida Orman of Woodburn; by a niece, Helen Malby of Salem, OR; and by other relatives including a cousin, Alfred Giese of Odessa. Services were conducted under the direction of Simon Funeral Home in Woodburn. Vault interment followed at Lind.” (Odessa Record: 1-18-1990)


Fitz, Mathilda: ( Nov  27, 1892, d. Apr 08, 1951)  “Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Lind Congregational church for Mrs. Mathilda Fitz, 58, who died Sunday at a Spokane hospital. Rev Edward Schmidt officiated at the services and interment was made in the Lind Cemetery.  Mathilda Jeske Fitz, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Jeske, was born Nov 27, 1892, in Fere-Champanoise, II, Bessarabia, Russia. As a 9-year old girl she came to America with her parents and settled at Odessa in 1901. Here she attended the former Pilgrim Church, being confirmed by Rev J J Hoffman. On Jan 30, 1911, she was married to Daniel Fitz. The couple made their home on a farm four miles northwest of Lind. They had two children, Maria Ida and Emil.  Her mother died in March, 1915, her husband on April 29, 1935, her father on June 26, 1946, and her stepmother on April 21, 1950. Since 1945 she has lived in a town home at Lind, her son, Emil, living with her.  On Feb 18 she suffered a stroke and was placed in the Ritzville hospital. She suffered a second stroke on Feb 21 and was taken to a Spokane hospital. On March 15, after she appeared to be gaining, she was removed to a sanitarium, where she appeared to be doing fine, even getting up to walk. On Friday a third stroke made her condition worse and she died Sunday, April 8.  She is survived by the daughter, Mrs. Henry Orman, on the home farm, and the son Emil, at the home; a granddaughter, Helen Orman, student at Cheney; one sister, Mrs. August Giese of Odessa, and two brothers, Dan Jeske, of Cashmere, and Henry Jeske of Peshastin.” (Odessa Record: 4-12-1951)


Floether, Bernard: ( b.  Jul 15, 1924, d. May 06, 1997)  “Funeral services for Bernard Floether were held on Tuesday, May 13, at the Danekas Funeral Home Chapel in Ritzville. Mr. Floether, a resident of Odessa and formerly of Lind, died at his home on Monday, May 6, 1997. He was 72 years old. He was born on July 15, 1924, near Lind, the son of Alexander and Melizine Haase Floether. He grew up in Lind and attended school there until he began farming at an early age. He served with the US Navy during WW II. Upon returning to Lind after the war, he again farmed. He married Barbara Lee Bergman on April 16, 1954. She preceded him in death in July 1967. He moved to Odessa in1967 from Royal City and was employed at a service station and later at the Odessa Trading Company. In later years, he worked for Lind Agri-service. He moved to Texas in 1983, working there with a son-in-law until 1986. He then returned to Odessa, where he had lived for the past 11 years. Surviving are his daughters, Arlyce Steiner, of Phoenix, AZ; Glenda Robbins and Melesina Poston, of League City, Texas; a brother, Fred Floether, of Lind; a sister, Erna Atkerson, of Lind; and three grandchildren, Matthew Goetz, Melissa Robbins and Crystal Poston. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Bergman Floether, and a sister, Lee Hull. Interment was at Lind Cemetery. Danekas Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 1997)


Floether, Emma: ( b. Nov 28, 1916, d. Oct 25, 1999)   Emma Floether passed away Oct 25, 1999, in Odessa. her home was Moses Lake. She was born Nov 28, 1916 in Lind to Jacob and Lydia (Wahl) Fode. She married Otto Floether on Sept 2, 1937, in Sedro Wooley. She was a homemaker. Floether is survived by two sons, Gary and wife, Nancy Floether, of Odessa, and Douglas and wife Mary Floether, of Burien, and a daughter, Janice and husband Ted Wasson of Spokane.  There were two grandsons, Michael Floether and Jason Jones and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Otto in 1988 and one daughter Sharon 1965. Floether was a member of the Heritage church. Graveside services are today at 2 p.m. at the Lind Cemetery and memorial services were also held today at 3:30 at the Heritage Church Sanctuary. Pastor Larry Snyder Jr officiated.” (Odessa Record: 10-28-1999)    

Floether, Irma: ( b. Jul 04, 1919, d. Sep 02, 2004)  Irma Luella Floether, age 85, of Lind, WA, passed away Thursday, Sept 2, 2004 at the Ritzville Life Care Center. Daughter of Edward and Emma (Stoller) Laib, born July 4, 1919 at Warden, WA. Attended Warden Schools. Married Fredrick Floether Oct 1, 1944 in Lind, WA. Farmed and raised their family on a ranch seven miles north of Lind, until Fred’s death in Sept of 1997. Irma moved into Rose Garden Estates in Ritzville, ten three years ago toLife Care Center.  Preceded in death by her husband; two brothers, Herbert and Alvin Laib; and two sisters, Verna Burghard and Lillian Nix. Surviving are two daughters, Gloria Daniel and husband Robert of Hermiston, OR, and Arlene Tibergien and husband Mark of Seattle; sisters, Della Kiesz and Edna Langenheder, both of Ritzville, Lenora Sackmann of Lind and June Larsen of Vancouver, WA; two brothers, Delmar Laib of Warden and Harvey Laib of Sacramento, CA; two grandsons, Kevin Daniel of Yuma, AZ, and Chad Daniel and wife Taunya of Hermiston, OR; two great grandchildren, Logan and Courtney Daniel; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, Sept 8, 2004 at 1 p.m. at the Lind Community Church, with Pastor Larry Coleman, officiating. Vault interment will follow at the Lind Cemetery. Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA, is in charge of funeral arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 9-05-2004)

Floether, Otto: ( b. Apr 08, 1908, d. Oct 23, 1988)            

“Funeral services for Otto Floether of Odessa will be held today, Oct 27, at 10 a.m. in the Heritage United  Church of Christ in Odessa. Rev Glenn Gettinger will officiate. Interment will be at 1 p.m. in the Lind Cemetery, Lind.” (Davenport Times:  10-27-1988)“Otto Floether of Odessa, born in the Bessarabian region of Russia on April 8, 1908 to Christian and Louisa Floether, passed away here Oct 23, (1988). He came with his family to this country in 1912,and they settled in the Ralston area near Lind. Mr. Floether was married to Emma Fode on Sept 2, 1937, and the couple moved to Odessa in 1947,where he began farming, continuing until his death. He was a member of the Heritage United Church of Christ. Preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon, Mr. Floether is survived by his wife of 51 years, Emma, at the family home; by two sons, Gary Floether of Odessa and Doug Floether of Burien; by a daughter, Janice Jones of Quincy; by two grandsons, Michael Floether and Jason Jones; by two sisters, Leontine Nettleton of Ritzville and Ella Graham of Milton-Freewater, Oregon; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service was held Oct 27 at the Heritage United Church of Christ, Odessa, Rev Glenn Gettinger officiating. Interment followed at the Lind Cemetery. Pallbearers were Paul Hopp, Dave Jasman, Herb Burghard, John Deife, Carl Dammel and Bill Richardson.” (Odessa Record: undated)


Floether, Sharon: ( b. Mar 24, 1945, d. May 20, 1965)  “Funeral services were held for Sharon Gayle Floether at the UCC on Monday morning at 11 a.m. with the Rev B. M. Schafer officiating. Music was furnished by a men’s quartet accompanied by Mrs. Ruth Suchland at the organ.  Sharon was born in Ritzville on March 24, 1945, and passed away at the age of 20 years on May 20, 1965, at the Virginia Mason hospital in Seattle where she had undergone heart surgery.  She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Floether, two brothers, Gary and Douglas, and one sister, Janice, all of Odessa.  Sharon graduated from Odessa High School in 1964 and attended the Metropolitan Business College of Seattle until February when she became ill.  Interment was in the Lind Cemetery under the direction of Strates Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Fred Floether, Johnny Scheeler, Albert Kramer, Clarence, Raymond and Ruben Fode. Sharon was baptized and confirmed in the Congregational tradition and was a member of the United Congregational Church.” (Odessa Record: 5-27-1965) 

Fode, Don: ( b. Jul 11, 1932, d. Sep 06, 1980)  Don Fode, age 48, of Odessa, died Sept 6, 1980 in Spokane, with military services and final interment in the Lind Cemetery, following the service at Hope Lutheran Church in Lind. Survivors include: two sons, Gary and Kirk; one daughter, Lori Jan Fode of Ritzville; his mother, Mrs. Mary Wilhelm of Ritzville; three brothers, Raymond, Howard and Edwin Fode, all of Lind; two sisters, Dorothy Foxen of Kirkland and Evelyn Plant of Carthage, TX. (notes from Odessa Record: 9-11-1980)

Fode, Harold Euguene: ( b. Nov 13, 1934, d. May 13, 1936)  “The 17 month old son of Mr. and Mrs .Ted Fode, resident of a farm four miles northeast of Lind, drowned in a horse trough on Tuesday. Search for the child was begun as soon as his absence was noted, a short time after he was observed playing near the house.  Dr C Henderson spent an hour in a futile effort to resuscitate the baby, hurried to Lind by the parents. Funeral services were held in the Congregational church there on Thursday afternoon.” (Odessa Record: 5-14-1936)

Fode, Theodore: ( b. Jul 22, 1899, d. Jul 01, 1966)  Theodore Fode, resident of the Lind community for 64 years, died July 1 at Lind. Funeral services were held from the Lind Zion Congregational Church Friday afternoon. The rev R Kirschemann conducted the services. Pall bearers were Raymond Fode, Ruben Fode, Albert Kramer, Walter Heider, Gary Floether and Harry Krug.  Theodore Fode was born July 22, 1899, in Berlin, Russia. He came to the US at the age of two.  He is survived by his wife, Lydia, at home, and by two daughters. They are Mrs. David (Esther) Schaal of Winona and Mrs. Jack (Irene) Scheeler of Lind. There are four sons surviving. They are Clarence and Alfred Fode of Lind, Richard Fode of Spokane, and Elmer Fode of Millbrae, CA.  Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Fred Kramer of Ritzville; Mrs. Otto Floether of Odessa; and Mrs. Alfred Flatau of Olympia. Two brothers survive, John Fode, Ritzville, and Emil Fode of Colville. There are 13 grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 7-14-1966)

Fode, Viola:  ( b. Jun 14, 1926, d. Jan 05, 2004)  Viola ‘Vi’ B. (Winter) Fode, age 77, d. Jan 5, 2004, at Spokane. She was the daughter of Michael and Zelemia (Bohnet) Winter. Born: June 14, 1926 at Irby. She married Clarence Fode on Aug 29, 1948, residing 4 miles north of Lind. Interment at Lind Cemetery. (obit in 1-15-2004 of Odessa Record.)

Giese, Christian: ( b. May 26, 1893, d. 1948)  “Funeral services for Christian Giese, 55, Lind resident, who died last Wednesday of pneumonia at the Ritzville hospital, were held Saturday afternoon from the Lind Grange hall, the Rev Edward Schmidt officiating.  Mr. Giese, resident of Lind for 20 years, where he was employed through the county engineer’s office, was stricken 10 days before. A heart ailment prevented recovery from the sickness. He was born in Hebron, ND, May 26, 1893, coming with his parents at an early age to the Moody area. He was married to Matilda Janke, Dec 14, 1916, and they have made their home in Lind since 1926.  To this union three children were born, Mrs. Clarence Morgan of Lind; Walter Phillip Giese, who lost his life in the Philippines in the service of his country, and a child who died in infancy.  He is also survived by five brothers, August and Rudolph, Odessa; Henry, Richmond, CA; John and Adie, Davenport; four sisters, Mrs. Leonard Mills, Odessa; Mrs. Art Chess, Longview; Mrs. Ralph Garrett, Blackfoot, ID; and Mrs. Fred Janke, Davenport.” (Odessa Record: 12-23-1948)

Gross, Olga: ( b. 1897,  d. 1973)  “Mrs. Laurence Lenhart, Mrs. Alfred Wiest and Mrs. Mary Gross attended the funeral of Mrs. Ben (Olga) Gross at Lind last Tuesday. Mrs. Ben Gross was an aunt of Mrs. Lenhart and Mrs. Wiest.” (Odessa Record: 5-24-1973)(Olga Gross)  Alga Gross.—Her  home was Lind, WA. Survived by her husband, Ben Gross, at the home; one daughter, Dorothy Eliason, of Richland, WA; three sons, Albert Gross, of Lind, WA; Edwin Gross, of Richland, WA; William Gross of Kennewick, WA; one brother, Edward Haisch, Vancouver, WA; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren. She was a member of the Zion Congregational Church at Lind, WA. Funeral services, May 15 at 2 p.m., from the Zion Congregational Church, Lind, WA. The Rev Richard Lewin officiating. The interment will be at the Lind Cemetery, Lind, WA. The Danekas Funeral Home of Ritzville, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 5-12-19


Gust, Gotthilf : ( b. 1888, d. 1961)  “Funeral services for Gotthilf Gust, Odessa, were held from the United Congregational Church on Friday afternoon, the Rev Harry Pfeiff officiating. Interment was in the Lind Cemetery.  A pioneer resident of the Lind area, Mr. and Mrs. Gust chose Odessa for their retirement home and moved here several years ago. They have been active in church, and Mr. Gust enjoyed fishing trips with his friends.  Survivors include his wife, Lydia, at the home; three daughters, Mrs. Lena Englehart, Lind; Mrs. Ella Schmitten, Coupeville; Mrs. Marjorie Burkholz, Kettle Falls; three sons, Henry and Rudolph Gust, both Spokane; and Charley Gust, Harrisburg, PA; 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: August 1961; scrapbook item) 

Gust, Lydia: ( b. 1890, d. 1962)   “Funeral services for Mrs. Lydia Gust, 70, were held from the United Congregational church on Tuesday afternoon, with burial in the Lind Cemetery. Mrs. Gust was the widow of the late Gotthilf Gust, who died in August.  Pallbearers were John Laib, Henry Walter, E. M. Hemmerling, Albert Leitz, Herbert Haase and Julius Jasman.  Mr. and Mrs. Gust chose Odessa as their retirement home after farming for several years in the Lind area, and were active among the senior group of the community.  Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Lena Englehart, Lind; Mrs. Ella Schmitten, Coupeville; Mrs. Marjorie Burkholz, Kettle Falls; three sons, Henry and Rudolph Gust of Spokane; and Charley Gust, Harrisburg, PA; 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.”  (Odessa Record: scrapbook item-Jan 1962)


Haas, Allen  P.: ( b. 1873, d. 1910)  “The Odessa friends of Al P. Haas, former editor of the Lind Leader, who was committed to the insane asylum at Medical Lake last August, will learn with regret of his sad end.  While half of the inmates of the asylum were at supper Christmas night, Haas and his roommate picked the door on the traveling attendant’s room, tied three sheets and a bedspread together and slid to the ground and made their escape. Haas’ coat was later found on the lake beside a jagged hole in the ice, where he is believed to have drowned himself, but searchers have so far been unable to locate the body. The unfortunate man was well known in Odessa, having made numerous trips here to look after his land located north of the town. On such occasions he was frequently the guest of the editor of the Record, and we soon learned to value him as a friend. Al was a generous, whole-souled fellow; a genial companion, a faithful friend, a loving husband and kind father. The highest tribute we can pay to his memory is to say that the world is better for his having lived in it. To his heart-broken wife and mother, we extend our heartfelt sympathy.” (Odessa Record: 12-30-1910) “Floating under the soft ice near the shore of Medical Lake, the body of Al P Haas was discovered by Mrs. G. T. Davis last Friday. Mrs. Davis lives on the shore of the lake and she noticed a dark spot under the ice for several days. AS the ice thawed and grew thinner, she brought a field glass into use and discovered that the dark object about 100 feet from the shore was that of a body.  Superintendent Semple of the hospital for the insane was notified and the body was removed. Mrs. Haas and Mrs. C. W Thompson of Lind, and E. D. Gilson of this city, went to Medical Lake, and brought the body to Lind Saturday night.  The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. A brief service was held at the house and at the church. Burial was at Lind.  It was on Christmas Eve that Mr. Haas, with another patient in the hospital, escaped from the third story window by means of bedding tied together. Tracks showed that Haas ran straight to the lake and plunged in. Diligent search under the direction of E. D. Gilson and Superintendent Semple failed to locate the body. When the body finally came to the surface last week it was about 300 feet north of the point where it entered the water. Frank Lang, the other patient who escaped from the hospital at the time, ahs not been located. There is no evidence that he went near the lake.” (Ritzville Journal Times: 3-23-1911)


Haase, Harvey: ( b. Jul 09, 1924, d. May 13. 1991)  “Graveside services for Harvey H. Haase were held recently at Lind Cemetery. Mr. Haase passed away at his home in Lind.  He was born to Daniel and Pauline Stueckle Haase on July 9, 1924, in Odessa and received his formal education in rural schools south of Odessa. His first marriage was to Ulla Rinker, and two daughters were born to this union, Linda Burghard and Mrs. Jerry (Judy) Burghard, both of Odessa. His second marriage was to Virginia Voise. Together they had one son, Tim Haase, of Los Angeles. Other survivors include a stepson, Jack Dunsmoor, of Los Angeles; two grandsons, Mike Burghard and his wife, Terri, of Odessa; and Chad Burghard, also of Odessa; one great granddaughter, Katelyn Burghard, of Odessa; four brothers, Richard Haase of Colville; Herb Haase, Donald Haase and Stanley Haase, all of Odessa; four sisters, Elsie Winter of Odessa; Alma Burkholz of Kettle Falls; Ruth Schumaker of Ritzville; and Louella Smith of Odessa.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one stepson, Steve Dunsmoor, and six brothers, Edwin, Walt, Albert, Leon, Art, and Ernest Haase. The Rev Floyd Emerson officiated at the service.” (Odessa Record: 7-18-1991)

Hays, Georgia: ( b. Nov 15, 1904, d. Sep 13, 1995)  Georgia Hays. Graveside service for Georgia Francis Hays, 90, is  10 a.m. Monday at the Lind (Wash.) Cemetery, followed by memorial service at Lind United Methodist Church. Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.  Mrs. Hays, former Lind resident, died Wednesday at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Spokane. She moved to Cheney with her parents in 1921 and graduated from Cheney High School, later graduated from Washington State College and taught school for one year. She and her husband lived in Lind and he owned the Standard Oil distributorship there. He died in 1981. Mrs. Hays moved to Spokane in 1990. She was a member of Lind United Methodist Church, Margaret Wadsworth Chapter of Order of Eastern Star, Ladies of the Oriental Shrine, Adams County Historical Society, and the Daughters of The American Revolution. She is survived by one son, Steve Hays of Spokane; and four grandchildren.” (Spokesman Review: 9-15-1995)

Henker, Mollie, (b. 05/22/1899, d. 08/12/1972, )(nee Fauser); “Mollie Henker.—Her home, Lind , WA . Survived by one daughter, Mrs Gertrude F Beck, Spokane; one son, Eugene Henker, of Spokane; one sister, Maggie Waymire, Spokane; 3 grandchildren; one great grandchild. Numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug 15 at 1 p.m. from the Good Hope Lutheran Church , Lind , WA .  Interment at the Lind Cemetery , Lind , WA . The Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville , WA , in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 8-15-1972)

Hilzer, Amelia: ( b. Aug 05, 1909, d. Dec 03, 1970)   Amelia Hilzer, wife of George Hilzer of Odessa, died unexpectedly at the Memorial hospital in Odessa of a heart attack early on Dec 3rd. She was 61 years old. The Hilzers had moved to Odessa in 1968 after semi-retiring from their farm located 20 miles southwest of here.  Funeral services were held from Zion Congregational Church, Lind, on Monday afternoon with Rev John Kading and Rev Albert Hausauer officiating. Burial was in the Lind Cemetery.  Amelia Stelzer was born on Aug 5, 1909, the daughter of Jacob and Sophia Stelzer. She was joined in wedlock with George Hilzer on Nov 29, 1934 at Zion Congregational Church in Lind.  Mr. Hilzer was employed by R H Phillips for three years, then in 1937 the couple established their farm home, where they lived until 1968. Mrs. Hilzer is survived by her husband, George, at the home; by two sisters, Mrs. Henry Jurgens of Dryden; and Mrs. Otto Lobe of Lind; three brothers, Rudolph, Henry and Reinhold Stelzer, all of Lind.  Honorary pall bearers at the last rites, all nephews, were Steve, Dennis and Sam Jurgens, Larry and Terry Johnson, and Brian Hilzer. Pall bearers were Raymond Stelzer, Gary Lobe, Gary Marshall, Darrel Stelzer, Allen Hilzer and Marvin Stelzer.” (Odessa Record: 12-10-1970)

Hilzer, George: ( b. Apr 25, 1903, d. Dec 30, 1979)  “Last rites for George Hilzer were held Jan 3, 1980 from the chapel of the Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville. The Rev George Westefeldt, pastor of the Lind Zion Congregational Church officiated.  Mr. Hilzer, a retired farmer from the Ruff-Batum area and who made his home in Odessa, died Dec 30, 1979 at Memorial Hospital.  He was born April 25, 1903 in Kolb, Russia to Katherine Pauley Hilzer and Henry Hilzer. He came to the US in 1914, settling in the Ritzville area. he was united in marriage to Amelia Stelzer in 1934. She preceded him in death in Dec 1970.  Upon his retirement from farming the Hilzers moved into Odessa some 15 years ago. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Emma Kosek and Mrs. Florence Hart, and 5 brothers, Jacob Hilzer, Victor Hilzer, Lawrence Hilzer, Theodore Hilzer and Benjamin Hilzer, all of Ritzville. Milton Sackmann sang ‘Abide With Me’ and ‘The Old Rugged Cross.’ Anita Walli was the organist. Casket bearers, all nephews of Mr. Hilzer, included Gary Lobe, Raymond Stelzer, Larry Johnson, Marvin Stelzer, Terry Johnson and Allan Hilzer. Interment was at the Lind Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 1-17-1980)

Huse, Clella J, (b. 1889, d. 1968, )s/w Elver;  “Clella Jane Huse.—Her home, Lind, Wash. Survived by two daughters, Mrs Charles (Verla) Hill, Spokane, Mrs Albert (Zelma) Wahl, Lind, Wash; one son, Harold Huse, Lind, Wash; four sisters, Mrs Elsie Bradley, Enlo, OK, Mrs Ida Howard, St Joseph, MO, Mrs Olivene Alexander, Hamilton, MO, Mrs Lena Feort, Gallatin, MO; three brothers, Warren Eckelberry of Kansas, Charles Eckelberry, Gallatin, MO, and Glenn Eckelberry, Lind, Wash; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren. She was a member of the Lind Methodist Church and Percilia Rebecca Lodge, Lind , WA . Funeral services, April 29, at 2 p.m. from Lind Methodist Church , Rev Roger Johnson officiating. Interment Lind Cemetery , Lind , WA .  The Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville , WA , in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 4-28-1968)

Kanzler, Arthur: ( b. 1898, d. 1967)  Arthur Kanzler.—His home Lind, WA. Survived by his wife Emma Kanzler, at the home; one daughter, Derla Mae Taylor, Lind, WA; 3 sons, Kenneth Kanzler, Lind, WA; Gerald Kanzler, Pullman, WA; Gilbert Kanzler, Ritzville, WA; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ben Schafer, Mrs. Martha Moon, Mrs. Jake Hoefel, all of Ritzville, WA; two brothers, Reinhart Kanzler, Olympia, WA; Carl Kanzler, Portland, OR; 9 grandchildren. Member of the Assembly of God Church of Lind, WA. Funeral service Saturday, April 15 at 2 p.m. from the Assembly of God Church, Ritzville, WA, Rev Robert Hansen officiating. Interment Lind Cemetery, Lind WA. The Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 3-15-1967)

Kincaid, Ray W.: ( b. 1917, d. 1973)  R. W. Kincaid.—His home, Lind, WA. He is survived by his wife, Mae at the home; 3 daughters, Mrs. Roger (Karen) Jirava, Tacoma; Mrs. Stanley (Gayle) Starring, Lind, WA; Mrs. Leroy (Lynda) Watson, Lind, WA; one brother, Claude, Vancouver, WA; 9 grandchildren.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Lind, WA, Lind Lions, Sandhill grange. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church Lind, WA, with the Rev Paul Felver officiating. Interment at the Lind Cemetery.” (Spokesman Review: 4-10-1973)

Kraft, Sarah M."Sally": ( b. Nov 20, 1918, d. Oct  03, 1986)  Sarah M. ‘Sally’ Leasure Kraft died Oct 3, 1986 in Odessa while residing in Odessa. She was born Nov 20, 1918 in Bellaire, OH to Wm and Jemima Leasure. She married William Kraft in 1956 at Moses Lake. Concluding services and vault interment at Lind Cemetery. (notes from Odessa Record: 10-16-1986)    

Kulm, Arthur W.: ( b. Nov 22, 1924, d.  May 01, 12004)  “Graveside service for Arthur Walter Kulm, 79, will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Lind (WA) Cemetery. Kayser’s Chapel and Crematory in charge. Mr. Kulm, who died Saturday, was born on the family farm near Schrag, graduated from Lind High School in 1943. A lifelong farmer and rancher in the Schrag area, a 50-year member of Lind Grange, Washington Association of Wheat Growers, selected as Conservation Farmer of the Year in 1988 and a gold charter member of the Wheatland Communities Fair.  Member of Lind Good Hope Lutheran church. Preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Wanetta. Survivors include a son, Darrel of Lind; two daughters, Sandra Robertson of Beaverton, OR and Wanda Rehn of Lind; and six grandchildren.” (Spokesman-Review: 5-02-2004)


Kulm, Fred J: ( b. Nov 18, 1922, d. Aug 03, 1995)  Fred J. Kulm, (age 72).—A lifelong resident of Adams County, passed away Aug 3, 1995 at the Samaritan Hospital, Moses Lake, WA. His home was at Lind, WA. Surviving is his wife, Betty Kulm, at the family home at Lind; four children, Connie Meilke and her husband, Karl of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Fred Kulm and his wife, Pamela of Lind, Curtis Kulm and his wife, Robin of Lind, and Debbie Rausch and her husband, Leonard of Spokane; 8 grandchildren; a sister, Lydia Greenwalt of Odessa; and a brother, Arthur Kulm of Lind, WA. He was preceded in death by his parents and by five brothers and two sisters. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, Aug 7, 1995 at 3 p.m. at the Good Hope Lutheran Church, Lind, WA, Pastor Steve Gutzman, officiating. Interment will follow at the Lind Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA.” (Spokesman Review: 8-06-1995)


Labes, Amanda J.: ( b. 1909, d. 1969)  Amanda J. Labes, age 59.—Her home, Lind, WA. Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Elnar (Carla) Bengstron, Lind, WA; one sister, Mrs. Jack O’Neil, Spokane; 2 brothers, Albert Labes and Edward Labes, both Lind; 2 grandchildren; member of Good Hope Lutheran Church and ALCW of the Church, Eugene D. Kirby Unit 190 American Legion Auxiliary and the American Iris Society. Funeral services will be held Wed., May 14, 2 p.m. from the Good Hope Lutheran Church at Lind. Rev William Leed officiating. Interment Lind Cemetery. The Danekas Funeral Home of Ritzville in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 5-13-1969)


Labes, Charles August:  ( b. 1884, d. 1967)  Charles August Labes, Sr.—His home, Lind, WA. Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Emma Meske, Spokane, WA; four sons, Raymond and Benjamin Labes, Portland, OR; Harry Labes, Ritzville, WA; Charles Labes, Jr., Lind, WA; One sister, Mrs. Hattie Biermann, Lind, WA; One brother, William Labes, Tacoma, WA; 10 grandchildren. A member of the Good Hope Lutheran Church, Lind, WA. Funeral services Sat., Aug 12, at 2 p.m. from the Good Hope Lutheran Church, Lind, WA, Rev Roy Johnson officiating. Interment the Lind Cemetery, Lind, WA. The Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 8-11-1967)


Lyle, Samuel:( b. 1897, d. Oct 22, 1975)  Samuel D. Lyle, age 78.—His home, Connell, WA. Passed away Wednesday, Oct 22, 1975 in Yakima, WA. Survived by his wife, Estelle Lyle, Connell, WA; 2 sons, Elwyn Lyle, Cunningham, WA, and Rex Lyle, Ritzville, WA; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Phyllis) Mason, Yakima, WA; one brother, Daniel Lyle, Lind, WA; 12 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services Saturday, Oct 25, 1975 at 1:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Connell, WA, the Rev Bruce Cornely officiating. Grandsons will be pall bearers. Lind Masonic Lodge No. 145 F & AM participating. Interment in Lind Cemetery. Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 10-24-1975)  



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