Odessa City Cemetery 


                                                                              Obituaries submitted by Marge Womach


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We give credit to the Heritage Church, Odessa Historisches Museum and the Odessa Record for assistance in gathering the data.   These have NOT been confirmed by the Odessa City Clerk, but are documentation found within the county that purport to have been buried in Odessa. In many instances (?) will denote that there is some likelihood of error. 

Explanations and Common abbreviations used herein:

TS = Tombstone; OC = specific location to Odessa Cemetery; LL = Christ Lutheran Ledger, data furnished by the Museum

dc = death card; DC = death certificate; Obit = obituary

Suchland = A thorough research of the cemetery was done by Harold Suchland and in some cases his mention is the only available record, with no explanation. From that mention, additional research continues and some records are being documented. Due to the fragile condition of the local copies of the Odessa Record papers which went through a fire in the 1980's, some items are not available.


Foas, Emilie,  (added)  d. 27 Oct 1910 “Foos, Emilie. Birth: 21 Jan 1910 in Odessa, WA. Baptized into the church on 17 April 1910 in Odessa.. Died: 27 Oct 1910 in Odessa, WA. Funeral 29 Oct 1910, Odessa, WA.  Survived by Jacob Foos and Eva Elisabeth Steinmetz and 2 brothers.” (Odessa Christ Lutheran Ledger) “Emily Foos. Female, white, single. Birth: Jan 21, 1910, Odessa, WA. Age: 9 mos 6 days.  Father: Jacob Foos, b. Russia; Mother: Eva E. Steinmetz, b. Russia. Informant: Jacob Foos. Death: Oct 27, 1910, 9 p.m., Odessa, Lincoln County.  Cause: dysentery ending with convulsions. John J. Lunz, MD, Odessa, WA.  Burial: near Odessa; Oct 29, 1910.” (WA State Certificate of Death) The Foas spelling was used by Suchland in his listing of the graves. Two Foas graves were shown in A-08-27 and A-09-31. The surrounding graves appear to be Kunkel and Schorzman

Foas, Geo, s/o Jacob & Effie  (d. 7-17-15; b. 8-11-13; DC {not shown-Suchland A8-27; 9-31} Cong) “Foos, George.  Birth: 11 Aug 1913, Odessa; Died: 17 July 1915, Odessa, age 1 yr 11 mos 6 dy; die eltern, 3 geschwister; Buried: 18 July 1915, Odessa.” (Odessa Congregational Funeral Ledger; cemetery not specified) “Geo Foos. Male, white, Birth: Aug 11, 1913; aged 1 yr 11 mos 6 days. Born: WA. Father: Jacob Foos born Russia; Mother: Effie Slemmetz, born Russia. Death: 7-17-1915, Odessa, Lincoln Co, WA. Cause: scarlet fever. H. Mitchell, MD of Odessa. Burial: (no information given).” (WA State Register of Death.) (edit: Eva E Foos died in Spokane in Oct of 1948.)

Foas/Foos, Maria, (added) d. 18 Oct 1907 “Foos, Maria. Birth: 30 Sept 1907 in Odessa. Baptized 16 Oct 1907; Died: 18 Oct 1907;  Buried: 21 Oct 1907. Survive by parents and 2 grandparents. H. H. Dagefoende, Ev. Luth. Pastor.” (Odessa Christ Lutheran Ledger)  “Marie Foos. Female, white, single. Birth: Sept 30, 1907, Odessa, WA. Age: 18 days. Father: Jacob Foos, b. Russia; Mother: Eva Steinmetz, b. Russia. Informant: Jacob Foos, Odessa, WA. Death: Oct 18, 1907, 7:30 p.m., Odessa, Lincoln County. Cause of death: cholera infantum, six days duration. John J. Lunz, MD, Odessa, WA. Burial: near Odessa, Oct 20, 1907. Undertaker: E Stone, Odessa.” (WA State Certificate of Death)

Fogleson, Mary M. Kershner,  (d. 3-13-32; b. 11-23-1882; w/o Frank; burial not shown in Strates; neither Fogleson nor Kershner have plots shown in Suchland; burial not researched nor confirmed.)

Fonte, Christoph,  (d. 10-03-1923; b. 4-24-1853; TS; OC; Suchland’s listing shows the dates only for Christoph Fonte but no placement in the cemetery is shown. This should be able to be determined by the location of the tombstone.)

Foos see Foas,  probable correct spelling is Foos.

Foth, Julia Walker Weber,  (d. 1963; b. 1877; on Weber TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services were held from the Odessa Baptist Church on Tuesday for Mrs. Julia Weber Foth, 85, former Odessa resident who died at Spokane on Sunday. The Rev Vern Slater officiated, with burial in the Weber family plot in the Odessa Cemetery. The Strate Funeral Home was in charge. Julia Walker was born in Russia, Oct 30, 1877, and came to Odessa from there. Her husband, William Weber, Sr., operated a dray line and was one of the town’s early marshals.  Mr. and Mr. Weber moved to Spokane in 1936 where he died in 1939. Mrs. Weber remarried, to Conrad Foth, at Spokane in 1943, and they have made their home there since.  She is survived by her husband, at the home; four sons, William Weber, Jr., Cashmere; Emanuel Weber, San Rafael, CA; Alvin Weber, San Bruno, CA; and Edwin Weber, Seattle; one daughter, Mrs. Esther Stemm, Spokane; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.”  (Odessa Record: 7-04-1963; Beck data card collection)

Frank, Florenc,e d/o Fred & H.  (d. 2-08-14; b. 1-27-1894; DC; Suchland A7-42; LL) “Frank, Florence. Birth: 27 Jan 1894 in Chicago, IL.  Died: 8 Feb 1914 in Irby. Wm Rhode.” (Odessa Christ Lutheran Ledger) “Florence Frank. Female, white, single. Birth: Jan 27, 1894, IL. Age 20 yrs 0 mos 10 days; Father: Fred Frank born Sweden; Mother: Hanna Ecklund born Sweden. Death: Feb 8, 1914, Irby, Lincoln Co, WA. Cause: Tubercula infection of lung and bones. L .Ganson, MD. (Burial: (no information recorded)”  (WA State Register of Death)

Franz, Heinrich A.,   (d. 4-02-40; b. 12-02-1853; TS; OC; Strates) “Henry Franz. Residence: Odessa, WA. Death: April 2, 1940, 12:30 a.m., Sacred Heart in Spokane. Birth: Dec 2, 1853, Germany. Aged: 86 yrs 4 mos 0 days. Male, white, widowed. Father: Frederick Franz, born Germany. Physician: Dr F. W. Milbrun.” (Mortuary Ledger) Heinrich Franz is the only Franz surname shown by Suchland in Odessa Cemetery.

Fraser, JoAnn Bresee,  (added) d. 3-30-1995 “Jo Ann Bresee Fraser, of Walnut Creek, CA, died on Thursday, March 30, 1995, following a stroke. She was 69 years old. She was a native of Odessa, born in 1925 to Thomas F. and Marian Bresee. Dr Bresee was a dentist in Odessa from 1923 to 1942. She was graduated from Odessa High School with the Class of 1943. She moved to San Francisco, where she married Colin C Fraser. They later moved to Walnut Creek where they raised their family. They had lived in Walnut Creek 39 years at the time of Jo Ann’s death.  She was a teacher’s aid at Indian Valley School in Walnut Creek. She was also a dental assistant. She was an avid painter, crocheter and seamstress. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Colin C. Fraser, of Walnut Creek; daughters, Marianne Snyder, of walnut Creek, Margaret Bell of Klamath Falls, OR, and Colleen Reyes, of Martinez, CA; brother Thomas Bresee, of Banning, CA, and 3 grandchildren.  Her ashes will be brought to Odessa at a later date to be placed with those of her mother and father in Odessa Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 4-13-1995)

Frederich see Frederick,  (added)

Frederick, Albert,  (d. 1968; b. 1913; TS; OC)  “Funeral services for Albert Frederick, 54, were held in the Christ Lutheran Church Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. with the Rev Daniel Cronrath officiating. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery.  Frederick had apparently died Friday night while seated in an Odessa Trading Co pickup under the shed behind the repair shop. He was discovered at about 9 a.m. Saturday by Bob Walter. Police Chief Ray Buxton was called and Deputy Coroner Norman Brock and Deputy Sheriff Bob Nolan were called from Davenport for the investigation. Frederick’s death has been listed as a coronary case by the deputy coroner-prosecuting attorney. Albert was born on Dec 27, 1913 to Charles and Amelia Frederick. He died Friday, Feb 16. At the time of his death he was making his home with his sister, Mrs. Mary Schoonover.  Survivors include two sons, John Frederick, in the service in Vietnam, Richard Frederick, Spokane; one daughter, Mrs. Diane Adams, Spokane; two grandchildren; three brothers, William, Louis and Rudolph, all of Odessa; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Schoonover, also of Odessa.” (Odessa Record: 2-22-1968)   

Fredericks, Anna d/o Chas,  (d. 11-20-18; b. 12-20-01; TS; OC; DC; LL) “Frederich, Anna. Birth: 20 Dec 1901 in Odessa, WA; Baptized Sept 3, 1902. Confirmed 10 Dec 1916. Daughter of Carl Friedrich and Emilie nee Wolf. Died of influenza: 20 Nov 1918; Aged: 16 yrs 11 mos.” (Odessa Christ Lutheran Ledger) “Anna Fredericks.  Female, white, single, school girl. Birth: 12-20-1901, WA. Father: Charles Fredericks, born Germany;  Mother; Amelia Wolf born Germany. Informant: Chas Fredericks of Odessa, WA.  Death: Nov 20, 1918, Odessa, Lincoln Co, WA.  Cause: pneumonia both lungs. Contributory: Influenza. Duration: 20 days. H. Mitchell, MD, of Odessa. Burial: Odessa on 11-21-1918. Undertaker: (not stated)” (WA State Register of Death; cemetery not specified)   TS see Anna Friedrich. Anna Fredericks, oldest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Chas Fredericks, died at their home six miles southwest of Odessa of pneumonia and influenza. She was 16 years and 11 months of age. Interment was in Odessa Cemetery. (Odessa Record)  

Frederick, Carl s/o Chas,  (d. 1-25-47; b. 3-30-1911; single; TS; OC; Strates; LL) “Carl Frederich. Residence: Odessa, WA. Death: Jan 25, 1947, Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane. Birth: March 30, 1911, Odessa, WA. Ages: 35 yrs 9 mos 25 days. Male, white, single, farmer. Father: Charles Frederich, born Germany; Mother: Amelia Wolf, born Germany. Physician: Dr Anderson of Spokane. Burial: Odessa Cemetery on Jan 27, 1947. Funeral: Lutheran Church, Odessa, 2 p.m.” (Mortuary Ledger) “Carl Frederick. Born: March 30, 1911, at Odessa, WA. Died: Jan 25, 1947, at Spokane, WA. Buried: Jan 27, 1947 at Odessa, WA. Cause of death: Crushing injury to chest, ruptured diaphragm. Mourned by mother; 5 brothers: Louis, William, Herman, Albert and Andy; one sister: Mrs. Mary Schoonover. Text: Heb. 4:12-14. ERP” (Christ Lutheran Church ledger)  “Funeral services for Carl Frederick, 35, who died Saturday of injuries received in a tractor accident, were held from the Christ Lutheran Church on Monday afternoon, the Rev E. R. Pflueger officiating, with burial at the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home. The American Legion had charge of the cemetery commitment.  Pallbearers were from the American Legion membership, including Don Evavold, G. A. Weber, A. L. Minard, B. A. Oliver, Fred Lenhart and Ed Kiesz.  Mr. Frederick was a native of the Odessa area, the son of the late Charles Frederick and Mrs. Frederick. He was born here March 30, 1911, and was engaged in farming when the war began. Entering the army, he served throughout the European theatre, receiving the purple heart with clusters, and was hospitalized from his wounds. He attained the rating of sergeant. Discharged with a medical disability record, he re-engaged in farming.  While at Bluestem last week securing a tractor for use in farming operations he was run over by the machine, sustaining injuries from which he died. He had been taken to a Spokane hospital following the accident. He is survived by his mother, five brothers, Louis, William, Herman, Albert and Rudy, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Schoonover, all of Odessa.” (Odessa Record: 1-30-1947)

Fredericks, Charles h/o Em.,   (d. 9-30-33; b. 1-03-1869;  TS; OC; Strates; LL; obit) “Charles Frederick, 64, who died of cancer on Saturday, was buried from the Odessa Lutheran church on Wednesday afternoon, the Rev H. P. Christensen officiating. Burial was made in the Odessa Cemetery, with H. Strate as undertaker. Mr. Frederick was born in Germany and moved to America 45 years ago, locating at Ritzville, where he lived for 10 years. In 1889 he married, at Ritzville, Miss Amelia Wolf, a friend of his youth, who had just come from Germany. They settled on a homestead southwest of Odessa, where they have made their home since.  Survivors include his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Royden K. Schoonover, Odessa; six sons, Louis, William, Herman, Carl, Albert and Rudolph, all of Odessa. Pallbearers were chosen from pioneer acquaintances of the deceased, and included John Speck, J. B. Loeffelbein, H B Schafer, Conrad Fink, Henry Els and Henry Gies. The church was crowded to capacity as the many friends of the family attended the funeral to pay their last respects to Mr. Frederick.” (Odessa Record: 10-06-1933)  “Mr. Charles  Fredericks. Birth: Jan 3, ____, Germany. Death: Sept 30, 1933 at 4:30 p.m. at 6 miles southwest of Odessa, WA. Age: 64 yrs 9 mos 27 days. Male, white, married, farmer. Father: Ludwig Fredericks, born Germany; Mother: not obtainable. Residence: Odessa, 35 yrs; Previous residence: Ritzville, WA. In US: 45 years. Physician: Dr L. J. Bonney. Interment: Odessa, WA. Leaves wife: Emily of Odessa. 6 sons: Lewis, William, Herman, Carl, Albert, Rudolph Fredericks all of Odessa; one daughter: Mrs. Royden K Schoonover, Odessa; 3 grandchildren. Physical: Grey hair, gray eyes, 5 ft 11 inches; 160 lbs; own teeth. Funeral: Oct 3, 1933 at 2 p.m. at Luth. Church at Odessa, WA. Rev Christensen, they will arrange. Member: Lutheran.” (Mortuary Ledger)

Frederick, Emilie,  (d. 1951; b. 1876; TS; OC; LL) “Emilia Frederick. Born: April 30, 1876.  Died: June 1, 1951 at Odessa, WA. Buried: June 3, 1951, at Odessa, WA. Cause of Death: Cerebral arterio-sclerosis. Age: 75 yrs 1 mos 1 day. Mourned by 5 sons: Lewis, William, Albert, Herman, Rudolph; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Schoonover; 9 grandchildren; one sister, one nephew. Text: Ps. 90:1-14. E R Pflueger.” (Lutheran Ledger) “Funeral services were held from the Christ Lutheran Church on Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Emelie Wolf Frederick, 75, pioneer. Pastor E. R. Pflueger officiated, with burial in the Odessa Cemetery under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home.  Pall bearers included George Gettman, George Grening, Henry Gies, Con S. Heimbigner, H. G. Heimbigner and Davie Zier.  Mrs. Frederick died at the Memorial hospital on Friday, after about nine days of hospitalization.  Born, April 30, 1876, she came alone to America in 1898, living for a short time with her sister in New York, and then coming to Ritzville, where she was married the same year to Charles Frederick, who had homesteaded near Ritzville. She took up her own homestead on the present Frederick farm. In 1904 they sold the Ritzville place and established the family home at Odessa. Mr. Frederick died in 1933, and she remained with her sons on the farm.  Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Mary Schoonover, Odessa, and five sons, Lewis, William, Albert, Herman and Rudolph Frederick, all of Odessa; 9 grandchildren, and the sister, Mrs. Wilhelmina Oliver of New York, and one nephew.  Among those coming from out-of-town for the services were Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Wagner, Mrs. Emma Cambridge and son, William, of Puyallup; Mr. and Mrs. John Dezso and Max Gross, Seattle; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Von Olnhausen, Mrs. Carl Zellar, Mrs. Christina Sulko, and Mr. and Mrs. Jake Greenwalt, Ritzville. One of the grandsons, Royden Schoonover, Jr., who is employed at Dewey, South Dakota, was unable to attend.” (Odessa Record: 6-07-1951)

Frederick, Herman,  (WW II)  (d. 8-23-1962; b. 6-02-1909; TS; OC; LL) “Herman Frederick. Born: Odessa, WA, June 2, 1909. Died Aug 22, 1962, Odessa, fire in house. Service: Christ Church on Aug 27, 1962. Survivors: one sister, 4 brothers. (Signed) C J Fritz.) “Funeral services were held from the Christ Lutheran Church on Monday morning for Herman Frederick, 53, who was burned to death in a fire that destroyed his home about midnight last Wednesday.  Pastor Werner J. Fritz officiated, with burial in the Odessa Cemetery under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home.  Pallbearers were Dick Dashiell, Reuben Els, Harold Suchland, Ed Peterson, Bill Richardson, and Roy Zeiler. Music at the church was furnished by Miss Norma Gettman on the organ. Glen Strate and Bill Richardson officiated at the folding and presenting of the flag at the cemetery. Frederick had purchased the home earlier this year after selling his ranch interests. He had apparently retired for the night when the fire started, and his body was found in bed. The dry wooden structure burned rapidly. Son of a pioneer Odessa family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Frederick, both deceased, Herman was born here June 2, 1909, and grew up at the ranch home. He served in World War II, with an engineering battalion, taking part in the battles of Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France and the Rhineland. His decorations included the European, African, Middle Eastern service awards and the good conduct medal. He was discharged at Fort Lewis, Oct 16, 1945 and returned to Odessa to make his home.  Survivors include four brothers, Lewis, William, Albert and Rudolph, all of Odessa; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Schoonover, Odessa, several nieces and nephews.” (Odessa Record: 8-30-1962)

Frederick, Louis,  (d. 1-06-1988; b. 11-20-1904; TS; OC; obit) “Louis Ludwig Frederick of Odessa, born here Nov 20, 1904 to Charles and Amelia (Wolf) Frederick, passed away Jan 6, (1988), at the Odessa Convalescent Center.  Mr. Frederick received his formal education at a country school near Odessa, later attending night school at Big Bend Community College for small engine repair and graduating at the top of his class. He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith.  After he farmed as a young man on the Hoppe place near Coffee Pot Lake, Mr. Frederick moved into town and went to work for the Odessa Trading Co., where he was a warehouseman until his retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents; by 4 brothers: Herman, Albert, Rudy and Karl; and by 3 sisters, Pauline Frederick, Ann Frederick and Mary Schoonover. Survivors include his wife, Golda; three sons: Leland Frederick of Sprague and Wayne Frederick and Ronald Frederick, both of Odessa; by a daughter, Shirley Worley, of Odessa; by a step-son, Dean Graves of Portland, OR; by a step-daughter, Jacque Sewall of Harrington; by a brother, William Frederick of Odessa; and by 23 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, as well as by nieces and nephews. Funeral service for Mr. Frederick was held at Christ Lutheran Church on Jan 8, Pastor Daniel Cronrath officiating. Interment followed at Odessa Cemetery, Strate Funeral Home in charge. Casket bearers were Mark Worley, Mike Frederick, Jeff Frederick, Roger Frederick, Brad Frederick and Tim Sewall. Honorary bearers included David Frederick, Wesley Frederick, Stanley Wraspir, Herb Walter, Ed Zeiler and Roy Zeiler.” (scrapbook item)

Frederick, Rudolph,  (d. 1984; b. 1915; TS; OC; obit)  “Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov 1, 1984 from the Christ Lutheran Church in Odessa for Rudolph Frederick. Pastor Daniel Cronrath officiated at the 11 a.m. services. Rudolph Frederick, the child of Charles Frederick and his wife, Amelia Wolf, was born on Sept 6, 1915 in Odessa, WA. He was baptized in the Lutheran faith, and attended country school district #1, located ¼ mile south of the farm home. On completion of his formal education, he was engaged in farming, continuing in this occupation until his health began to fail. He later made his home with Bill and Dorothy Frederick of Odessa until further health problems forced him to be moved to Spokane for medical services. He passed away at Terrace Garden Manor Rest home in Spokane on Oct 30, 1984. He is survived by two brothers, William and Louis Frederick, both of Odessa; numerous nieces and nephews. Special music for the services was provided by Florence Stout as organist and soloist, Donna Schafer who sang sacred selections of ‘The Old Rugged Cross’ and ‘In The Garden’. Concluding services and vault interment were at the Odessa Cemetery. Casket bearers included Leland Frederick, Wayne Frederick, John Frederick, Richard Frederick, Charles Schoonover, and Anthony Weber.  Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 11-08-1984)

Frederick, Shirley A.,   (d. 7-11-1982; b. 11-08-1935; TS; OC; obit)  “Memorial funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 14, 1982, from the Christ Lutheran Church in Odessa for Shirley Ann Frederick, who passed away suddenly at her home on Sunday, July 11, 1982.  Pastor Daniel Cronrath officiated. Shirley Jeske Frederick, the daughter of Charlie and Ruth Jeske, was born Nov 8, 1935 in Odessa. She was baptized in infancy and later confirmed in the Christian faith in Christ Lutheran Church. Shirley received her formal education in the Odessa Schools, graduating in 1954. After graduation she entered Kinman Business University in Spokane, graduating in 1955. She worked for a law firm in Spokane for six years. On Sept 22, 1956 she was married to Ronald Frederick at Christ Lutheran Church, Odessa.  Three children were born to the union. Shirley and Ron lived in Spokane until 1970 at which time they moved back to Odessa. In Sept 1981, they celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. For the past 3 ½ years, Shirley worked as a secretary to the superintendent at the Odessa School. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She was active in music ministry, serving as one of her church’s organists and on the Music Committee. She was a person who gave of herself generously.  She also enjoyed being a member of a musical group called ‘The Country Musicians’.  Survivors include her husband, Ronald; two sons, Roger and Bradley; one daughter, Angela; her parents, Charlie and Ruth Jeske; one sister, Marge Haase, and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Special music for the service was provided by Donna Schafer accompanied by Sharon Eide at the organ. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 7-15-1982)

Frederick, Violet Mae (Skaggs): “Violet Mae (Skaggs) Frederick died May 15, 2011 in Odessa at the age of 72. She was born August 31, 1938 in Kettleman City , Calif. to Clifford and Edith (Hill) Skaggs and was raised in Lemoore , Calif.   Vi met, then later married Louis Wayne Frederick in Carson City , Nev. on September 1, 1956. While Wayne served his country for 20 years in the Navy, Vi provided love and devotion to their five children: Michael Frederick and Sherri of Odessa, Debbie Praetorius and Lee of Odessa, Dennis Frederick and Polly of Ford, Wash. , David Frederick and Brenda of Spokane and Teresa Wheeler of Albuquerque , N.M.   After the Frederick family transferred to several bases throughout Wayne ’s career, he retired from the Navy and they all moved back to Odessa in the summer of 1971. Vi was committed to her family, her community, and had many interests and hobbies. She was a member of the English Congregational Church and sang in the choir for many years. Vi was very talented in crocheting, quilting and making fleece blankets for her family and selflessly donated many of her creations to active duty military or veterans from all services.  Her love for kids and generous heart contributed to the establishment of the Odessa Youth Garden and a roller skating rink. She provided her creativity towards the Odessa community float and different programs in Odessa . One fond memory for all was Vi’s annual Haunted House. Another of her enjoyments was fishing. Throughout Vi’s life, loving her large family was her greatest enjoyment. She is survived by 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, her brother George Skaggs of Lemoore, Calif., two sisters, Billie Dean Buyense of Lemoore and Donna Bassett of Hanford, Calif., as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  Vi was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers: Phillip, Clifford and Don. A memorial service was held Saturday, May 21, 2011 at the Odessa Cemetery Chapel with Pastor Jon Hayashi officiating. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is caring for the family.” ( Odessa Record: 5-26-2011)  

Frederick, William,  (d. 1989; b. 1907; TS; OC; obit) “William Frederick, a lifelong resident of Odessa who was born on the family homestead near this community July 26, 1907, passed away Sunday morning July 23, 1989. He attended a country school for four years, then quit to help his family on the farm. He was known as a hard worker, intent on purchasing property near the family homestead. That goal accomplished, he worked with a veterinarian from whom he learned treatment of animals, and he assisted local ranchers in curing ill stock after that. He was a horseman as well. He met Dorothy Giles in Colville and in Dec, 1953 they were married in Coeur d’Alene. He was a member of Odessa Grange 931, an organization from which he had received his 50-year pin. Survived by his wife Dorothy at the family home, Mr. Frederick also leaves a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Cindy Giles of Portland, Oregon; a daughter and son-in-law, Loretta and Tony Weber of Kent; and two grandchildren, Toni and Robin Weber, also of Kent. Funeral service was held Wednesday, July 26, at the Christ Lutheran Church, Pastor Daniel Cronrath officiating. Interment followed at Odessa Cemetery, Strate Funeral Home in charge. Casketbearers included Roger Voise, Allen Voise, Dick Derr, Wayne Frederick, Leland Frederick and Al Fink. Honorary bearers included Richard Voise, Roy Zeiler and Hank Gies.” (Odessa Record-undated)

Frick, Ann Elizabeth,  (d. 1974; b. 1893; TS; OC)  “In Memory Of Anna Elizabeth Frick.  Born Jan 6, 1893, Frank, Russia;  Passed Away Dec 12, 1974, 1 p.m.; United Congregational Church, Odessa, WA;  Rev B. M. Schafer, Officiating. Duet: Ione Zeiler and Sue Schafer; Organist: Delores Cook.  Concluding Services and Vault Interment, Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA. Casket Bearers: Donald Schibel, David Frick, Floyd Derr, Donald Frick, Alan Ehling, Richard Goetz.” (Funeral Program)

Frick, Anna M.,   d/o Fred (d. 1927; b. 1855; TS; OC; DC: d. 6-15-27; b. 1-24-1848; obit; probable error w/ TS or recording) “Anna Frick. Female, white, single. Birth: Jan 24, 1848, Frank, Russia; Aged: 79 yrs 4 mos 21 days. Father: Frederick Frick born Frank, Russia. Mother: (not stated). Informant: Henry Frick of Irby, WA. Death: June 15, 1927; Dist #6, Irby, Lincoln Co, WA. Cause: Apoplexy. Duration: one day. Wm A Armpin, MD, Ritzville, WA. Burial: Odessa on June 19, 1927. Undertaker: Turner, Harrington, WA.” (WA State Register of Death) “Miss Frick, 79, sister of Henry Frick, Sr., succumbed to a stroke of apoplexy Wednesday evening, at the ranch home of the latter about 16 miles southwest of town. Burial services followed by interment will take place here Sunday.” (Odessa Record: June 17, 1927) “Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon for Miss Anna Margaret Frick, who passed away at the home of her brother, Henry Frick Sr., last Wednesday evening. Rev Neutzmann, of the Philadelphia Congregational church of Ritzville, took charge of the services at the St Matthew Congregational church here in the absence of Rev P. Kalmbach, who was attending a church convention at Portland.” (Odessa Record: June 24, 1927)

Frick, Anna Margaret,  (d. 1986; b. 1890; TS; OC) “Anna Margaret Frick (Annie), (95).—Passed away June 19, 1986 in Odessa, WA. Her home, Odessa. Survived by two brothers, Fred Frick, Marlin, WA, and David Frick, Spokane; one sister, Katie Schibel, Spokane; ten nieces and nephews. Member of United Congregational Church and Women's Fellowship, Odessa. Funeral service, Saturday, June 21, 1986 at 11 a.m. United Congregational Church, Odessa, WA. Rev Randall Griffith, officiating. Interment, Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home, Odessa, in charge.” (scrapbook obit) “In Memory of Anna Margaret Frick. Born August 1, 1890 in Frank, Russia. Passed away June 19, 1986, Odessa, WA. ... Casket bearers: Jeff Schibel, Allen Larsen, Don Schwartz II, David Frick, Jim Frick, Dennis Goetz, Jesse Goetz, and Tom Frick.” (Funeral Program)  “Anna Margaret Frick of Odessa, born Aug 1, 1890 in Frank, Russia, to Henry Sr. and Anna Margaret Frick, passed away here June 19, (1986). She came to the US with her parents in 1902, settled in the Marcellus area, and later moved to a farm near Irby, a site where Miss Frick lived until 1960, when she moved to Odessa with her brothers.  During the intervening period, she worked in the local area and at Dryden. Here, she kept house for her family; after the death of her mother in 1931, she continued the work for her brothers, and in the early 1940s, her father returned to the farm as well.  Baptized in Russia, she was confirmed Dec 25, 1906  in the Emmaus Congregational Church. She was a member of the United Congregational Church since its beginning, and also belonged to the Women’s Fellowship of the church.  At the time of her death, Miss Frick had been a resident of the Odessa Convalescent Center about 5 years. Preceded in death by her parents, by brothers Henry, John and Jake, and by a sister, Elizabeth, she is survived by two brothers, Fred of Marlin and David of Spokane; by a sister, Katie Schibel of Spokane; by ten nieces and nephews and by numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews.” (Odessa Record-June 26, 1986) 

Frick, Annie w/o Henry Sr.,   (d. 1931; b. 1861; TS; OC; DC) “Annie M. Frick, residence: Odessa, WA.  29 years in US. Female, white, married, wife of Henry. Birth: Jan 18, 1861, Russia; age: 70 yrs 7 mos 26 days. Housewife, 51 years.  Father: George Schafer, born Russia; Mother: Dorothy M. Hofferber, Russia. Informant: Henry Frick, Odessa, WA. Death: Sept 14, 1931, Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane, 12:20 a.m.; Cause: Stones of the common bile duct, myocardial decompensation; Contributory: Hepatitis, duration 6 months. Operation: Removal of stone to relieve pain and obstruction on 8-23-31. Physician: J G Gunningham, Spokane. Burial: Odessa, WA on 9-15-31; Undertaker: Smith Funeral Home, Spokane.” (WA State Board of Health, Certificate of Death)

Frick, Bernadine M w/o Fred,  (d. 1959; b. 1904; TS; OC; obit)  “Bernardines Minerva Frick, wife of Fred Frick of Marlin, died unexpectedly Tuesday in St Luke’s Hospital, Spokane, where she had been confined four days. She had undergone an operation six weeks before and had been believed recovering. She was 54.  An active community worker, she was a regent of Central Washington College of Education, Ellensburg.  A 4-H club leader for 28 years, she had been awarded  the 4-H 25-year pin. She had been acclaimed as Grant County mother of the year and the Ephrata Business and Professional Women’s Club named her woman of achievement.  Among her activities: State director, Wash. Tuberculosis Assn; camp and hospital chairman, Grant County Red Cross Chapter; director, McKay Memorial Hospital; corresponding secretary, State Presbyterial; president, Grant County Women’s Republican Club; treasurer, Central Columbia Basin Council of Churches; president, Wilson Creek American Legion Auxiliary; honorary member, Mu Beta Beta, 4-H honorary at WA State College; secretary, Marlin Parent-Teacher Assn; member, Marlin Presbyterian Church; member, Ladies Aid of Salem Lutheran Church, Marlin.  Mrs. Frick was born Oct 2, 1904 at Red Lodge, Montana, and moved with her parents to Opportunity, WA, when she was five years old. She was a graduate of Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane and of Eastern WA College of Education at Cheney. She taught two years in country schools at Weber Coulee and Scheller, the latter near Odessa. Bernadines Kennedy was married to Fred Frick on May 18, 1924, at Odessa.  They lived at Moody until 1931, when they moved to Opportunity. They settled at Marlin in 1934....” (scrapbook obit incomplete) “Funeral services will be held Saturday April 25 at 2 p.m. from the English Congregational church, Odessa, for Mrs. Bernadine Minerva Frick, Marlin, who passed away at a Spokane hospital Tuesday, April 21.... She is survived by her husband Fred Frick, at the home; three daughters, Mrs. R. L. Goetz, Odessa; Mrs. Don Swartz, Moses Lake; and Mrs. Chris R Larsen, Manhattan, Kansas; two sons, David W Frick and Donald Frick, Marlin, and 19 grandchildren.” (scrapbook item)

Frick, David,  (d. 1998; b. 1900; TS; OC; obit)  “A memorial service for David Frick will be held today, Thursday, Dec 2, at 12 o’clock noon at the Odessa Cemetery Chapel.  Mr. Frick, who was 98 years old, died Saturday, Nov 28, 1998, in Spokane.  He was born in Frank, Russia, on Feb 2, 1900, and immigrated with his parents to the US with his parents, Heinrich Frick and Anna Margaret (Schafer) Frick. He attended the Scheller School southwest of Odessa. He was a long-time farmer in the Odessa area, first at the family homestead between Ruff and Marlin, and later near Wilson Creek. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Henry Frick, Jacob Frick, John Frick and Fred Frick; and three sisters, Anna Frick, Elizabeth Frick and Katherine Schibel.  Survivors include one daughter, Sonja Putty, of Spokane; four grandchildren, and several nephews and nieces. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 12-03-1998)

Frick, Effie Katherine (King) (b. 5-06-1932; d. 5-26-2010)  “Effie Katherine Frick died suddenly on May 26, 2010, in Odessa. She was born to Ralph and Mary (Zeiler) King on May 6, 1932, on their cattle ranch on King Ranch Road near Odessa. She was named after both of her grandmothers, Effie Augusta (Sanders) King and Katherine Zeiler. On August 7, 1932, she was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church in Lamona. The family lived in Odessa until 1945, when they purchased a cattle ranch and moved to Marlin. She was confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church on May 26, 1946. While attending school in Marlin, she met Donald Frick. They were married Oct 2, 1949 at Salem Lutheran Church in Marlin. After they married, they moved to Pullman, where Don was pursuing his college degree and where their first son, Donald James, was born. In Ephrata, where they lived form 1950 to 1953, two more children, Thomas Gregory and Marilee Kaye, were born, before they moved to a wheat farm 20 miles west of Odessa. Charlene Marie, was born three years later.  While helping her husband with chores on the farm, Effie worked for a short time at the grocery store in Marlin and decorated cakes for weddings and various occasions. She belonged to Salem Lutheran Church in Marlin, teaching Sunday School and Bible School classes and crafts for many years. She enjoyed painting ceramics, league bowling and getting together with their pinochle club. She was a member of Cannawai Grange for more than 50 years. In 1976, Effie and Don built a new home in Odessa, where she enjoyed visits from her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She and Don enjoyed attending sporting events, concerts and all special occasions where their family was involved. They looked forward to family reunions and enjoyed their yearly road trip to various parts of the US, seeing many of the National Parks and visiting close friends and grandchildren along the way. Seeing the Holy Lands in 1979 was especially memorable for Effie. She is survived by her husband Don, her four children, Jim and Sandy Frick of Newberg, OR; Tom Frick of Marlin; Marilee and Vern Griffith of Stratford, and Charlene and Clark Kagele of Odessa; 17 grandchildren, Hillary Bell, Richard Stanford, Amanda Stanford, Kristin Jensen, Jody Hedges, Scott Griffith, Brooke Griffith, Jessica Kagele, Melissa Kagele, Matthew Kagele, Amy Hanifan, Christina Piatt, Ryan Frick, Kayla Frick, Wendy Worley, Scott Krening, David Krening and 22 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 1, at 11 a.m. at Zion Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Odessa with burial at the Odessa Cemetery.” (graduation photo and more recent photo; Odessa Record: 6-03-2010)

Frick, Fred,   (d. 1996; b. 1897; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services for Fred Frick, who died on Tuesday, Dec 17, 1996 were held on Monday, Dec 23, at the Heritage UCC Sanctuary. Mr. Frick, who was 99 years old, was a 94 year resident of the Odessa-Marlin area. He was a prominent farmer southwest of Odessa before retiring several years ago. He was a member of Cannawai Grange, the Soap Lake Lions Club, the Elks Lodge of Ephrata and the Heritage United Church of Christ in Odessa. He is survived by his wife, Ida M. Frick, of Moses Lake; two sons, David Frick and his wife Mary of Moses Lake, and Donald Frick and his wife Effie of Odessa; three daughters, Lorraine Goetz, of Odessa; Allison Swartz of Moses Lake, and Phyllis Larsen and her husband Chris of Othello; one step-son, Bruce Bartfeld and his wife Carol of Skokie, IL; one step-daughter, Suzanne Gold and her husband Phil, of Skokie, IL; 24 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, David Frick, of Spokane, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Bernardines Frick in 1959; 3 sisters, Anna Frick, Elizabeth Frick and Katherine Schibel; 3 brothers, Henry Frick, Jacob Frick and John Frick, and 2 sons-in-law, Richard Goetz and Don H. Swartz. The Rev Larry Pierson officiated at the funeral. Interment was at Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record-Dec 26, 1996) “Mr Frick, who was 99 years old, was born in Frank Russia, Feb 26, 1897, to Heinrich and Anna (Schafer) Frick, Sr.  The family came to the US when he was 5 years old. He was a 94 year resident of the Odessa, Marlin and Moses Lake area, the last 10 years at the Hearthstone Inn and Terrace Heights Nursing Center in Moses Lake. He was a prominent farmer south of Marlin before retiring. Along with farming, he managed grain elevators for the White Dulaney Company at Moody and Marlin for 36 years and owned and operated the Marlin Lumber Co and Marlin Grocery for several years.” (excerpt of details from scrapbook obit) (Edit: Ida Bartfeld Frick, nee Standing, born 9-02-1901 and died Apr 25, 1997 in Moses Lake, age 95, burial not specified)

Frick, Henry Jr.,   (d. 1976; b. 1885; TS; OC)  “In Memory Of Henry Frick, Jr.  Born July 23, 1885, Frank Russia.  Passed Away Oct 27, 1976, Othello, WA. Funeral Services, Saturday, Oct 30, 1976 at 1 p.m. United Congregational Church, Odessa, WA; Rev A. Hausauer and Rev James A. Moore, Officiating. Concluding Services and Vault Interment, Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA. Honorary Bearers: Herb Hardung, Joe Hardung, George Gettman.  Casket Bearers: David Frick, Jr., Jim Frick, Dennis Goetz, Mike Nicholes, Don Swartz II, Allan Larson.” (Funeral Program)  “Funeral services for Henry Frick Jr. were held on Oct 30 in the UCC, Rev Albert Hausauer and Rev James Moore conducting the service. Hymns were sung at the service by Mr and Mrs Delbert Cook, accompanied by Mary Jane Iltz. Organist for the service was Delores Cook. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery with Strate Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. George Gettman, Joe Hardung, and Herb Hardung were honorary pallbearers. Casket bearers were Jeff Schibel, Dennis Goetz, Mike Nichols, Jim Frick, Don Swartz II, David Roller, Allen Larsen, and David W Frick, Jr.  Mr Frick was born in Frank, Russia on July 23, 1885. He came to the United States with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Frick Sr., in 1902 and settled in the Odessa area.  He farmed with his parents and brothers and was employed locally. Survivors include three brothers, Jake Frick, Odessa; Fred Frick, Marlin; Dave Frick, Spokane; two sisters: Annie Frick, Odessa; Mrs. Henry (Katie) Schibel, Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews. Henry lived in Odessa until June 1972, when he entered the Ritzville Nursing Home, staying there until Sept 1976. In August he became ill and was hospitalized until late September when he was transferred to the Othello Nursing Home. He died there on Oct 27, (1976), at the age of 91.” (Odessa Record: 11-04-1976)

Frick, Henry Sr.,  h/o Annie,  (d. 1950; b. 1861; TS; OC; Cong) “Henry Frick Sr. Birth: 27 Oct 1861; Died: 3 Nov 1950” (Congregational Church Ledger by Eslinger) “Funeral services for Heinrich Frick, 89, long time resident of the southwest area, were held from the United church on Sunday afternoon, the Rev E. J. Eslinger officiating.  Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home.  Born in Frank, Russia, Mr Frick grew to manhood there, and married Miss Anna Schafer, coming with his family to America in July, 1902. He bought land rights in the Ruff area, farming there until 1931, and he continued his home in town until failing health caused him to go to the home of his son for care, in 1946. Nephews acted as pallbearers, including David Frick of Marlin, Donald Frick, of Ephrata; Donald Schibel of Spokane; Floyd Derr of Odessa; Richard Goetz, of Marlin; and John Underwood of Spokane.  Music was furnished by the male quartet, including Henry Walter, Sam Schafer, Dan Frieske and Robert Hoefel. Mrs. R. N. Kissler played organ music.  Survivors include five sons, Henry, Jacob and John of Odessa; Fred and David of Marlin; three daughters, Miss Anna M Frick, Odessa; Miss Elizabeth Frick, Spokane; and Mrs. Katherine Schibel, Spokane; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 11-09-1950) 

Frick, Jacob,  (d. 1977; b. 1887; TS; OC)  “In Memory Of Jacob Frick.  Born Dec 9, 1887, Frank Russia; Passed Away July 2, 1977 at 2 p.m. United Congregational Church, Odessa, WA.  Rev A. Hausauer, Officiating. Concluding services and Vault Interment, Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.  Casket Bearers: David Frick Jr., Jim Frick, Larry Swartz, Dennis Goetz, Jesse Goetz, Jeff Schibel, Ron Larson, David Roller.” (Funeral Program.)  “Jacob Henry Frick passed away Saturday morning, July 2, (1977) at Memorial Hospital. He was the son of  Henry Frick and his wife, Anna Margaret, nee Schafer, and was born in Frank, Russia, where he was also bap0tized. His parents came with their children to these United States in 1902, landing in Ritzville, where they stayed with the George Lenhart family for several months. In 1905 his folks bought the Henry Trupp ranch southwest of Odessa and together they farmed until his folks retired to Odessa in late 1940. Jake worked with his brother, John, until 1945, when he retired. Then, in 1961, they both retired to Odessa. Their sister, Anna, kept house for them all these years.  Jacob was a member of the UCC of Odessa and a charter member—58 years—of the Rudolph M Stumpf Post No 105, Odessa American Legion.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: John and Henry, and one sister, Elizabeth. He is survived by two brothers, Fred Frick of Marlin and Dave Frick of Spokane; two sisters: Miss Anna Frick of Odessa and Mrs. Katie Schibel of Spokane; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, July 6, at 2 p.m. from the United Congregational Church of Odessa, with Strate Funeral Home in charge and Rev Albert Hausauer officiating. Sacred selections were ‘The Old Rugged Cross’ and ‘How Great Thou Art’ sung by Delores Cook and Del Kirstein. Wilma Schmidt was organist. Casket bearers were Dave Frick, Jr., Jim Frick, Larry Swartz, Dennis Goetz, Jesse Goetz, Jeff Schibel, Ron Larsen, and David Roller. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery.  The color and honor guard was made up of Melvin Zimbelman, Harold Suchland, Laddie Schlimmer, and Melvin Schauerman.” (Odessa Record: 7-14-1977) 

Frick, John,  (d. 1965; b. 1887; TS; OC; obit)  “Funeral services were held on Monday from the UCC for John Frick, 77, pioneer resident. The Rev B. M. Schafer officiated. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery under the direction of Strate Funeral Home.  Nephews served as pallbearers.  Mr.s R. E. Suchland was organist, and vocal numbers were by a duet, Mrs. Frances Weishaar and William Wenz.  Born in Frank, Russia, Dec 9, 1887, Mr. Frick came to America as a young man, and with other members of the family settled in the southwest farming area. Four years ago he came to town to make his home.  Survivors include four brothers, Henry and Jacob, Odessa; Fred, Marlin; David, Spokane; three sisters, Miss Annie Frick, Odessa; Miss Elizabeth Frick, Spokane; and Mrs. Katie Schibel, Spokane.” (Odessa Record: 8-05-1965) 

Friedrich, Anna, see Frederick (d. 11-20-1918; b. 12-20-1901; TS; OC; dc) “Frederich, Anna. Birth: 20 Dec 1901 in Odessa, WA; Baptized Sept 3, 1902. Confirmed 10 Dec 1916. Daughter of Carl Friedrich and Emilie nee Wolf. Died of influenza: 20 Nov 1918; Aged: 16 yrs 11 mos.” (Odessa Christ Lutheran Ledger) “Anna Fredericks.  Female, white, single, school girl. Birth: 12-20-1901, WA. Father: Charles Fredericks, born Germany;  Mother; Amelia Wolf born Germany. Informant: Chas Fredericks of Odessa, WA.  Death: Nov 20, 1918, Odessa, Lincoln Co, WA.  Cause: pneumonia both lungs. Contributory: Influenza. Duration: 20 days. H Mitchell, MD, of Odessa. Burial: Odessa on 11-21-1918. Undertaker: (not stated)” (WA State Register of Death; cemetery not specified)  

Frieske, Christoph h/o W.,   (d. 1949; b. 1863; TS; OC; obit; Cong) “Christoph Frieske. Birth: 31 Oct 1863; Died: 23 Oct 1949” (Congregational Church ledger by Eslinger) “Funeral services were held at the UCC on Monday for Christoff Frieske, 85, who died at a Spokane nursing home, where he had been under care for some time. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home.  Christoff Frieske was born in Paries, Russia, Oct 31, 1863, and was married there on Oct 31, 1885, to Miss Wilhelmina Krausz, coming to America 19 years later. Mrs. Frieske preceded him in death in August of this year. Survivors include two sons, Ted of Ritzville, and Gus of Spokane; four daughters, Mrs. Fred Lenz and Mrs. John G. Lobe of Odessa; Mrs. R. D. Sauer, Ritzville; and Mrs. Elmer Hauck, Harrington; 16 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 10-27-1949) 

Frieske, Eugene E.,  (WW II)  (d. 11-03-1988; b. 6-06-1927; TS; OC; dc; obit) “Eugene E. Frieske.—Passed away Nov 3, 1988 in Odessa, WA. His home, Odessa, WA. Survived by one brother, Milton Frieske, Spokane; sister, Joyce Luiten, Odessa, WA; one niece, three nephews; 2 grand-nieces, two grand-nephews. Graduate of Odessa High School. Member of Heritage UCC, Odessa, WA and Church Choir. Funeral Service Monday, Nov 7, 1988 at 11 a.m. Heritage UCC, Rev Glenn Gettinger officiating. Interment Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA in charge.” (scrapbook item) “Eugene E. Frieske of Odessa, born here June 6, 1927 to early residents Nathaniel (Dan) and Amalia (Mollie) Frieske, died at home suddenly of an apparent heart attack on Nov. 3, (1988).  After graduating from high school, he served in the US Army as a bandsman. Following his discharge in 1946, he entered Kinman Business College in Spokane. After graduation, he worked for the Coca Cola Co in Coeur d’Alene, ID, and later was employed by the Holiday Inn in Spokane. For nearly 19 years until the time of his death, he was employed by Odessa Union Warehouse. Mr. Frieske was a member of the Heritage UCC and the choir. He was one of the founding members of the Oom Pas and Mas Band. For 18 years, he reported temperatures and precipitation of The Record, while the Odessa Union was the official weather recorder locally. He also provided grain market prices for The Record’s weekly report.  He is survived by a brother, Milton Frieske of Spokane, and by a sister, Joyce A. Luiten of Odessa. He also leaves a niece, three nephews, two grandnieces and two grandnephews. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov 7, at the Heritage United Church of Christ, Rev Glenn Gettinger officiating. Interment followed at the Odessa Cemetery, Strate Funeral Home in charge.” (Odessa Record: 11-17-1988)

Frieske, Gustav h/o Lydia,  (d. 9-20-1981; b. 1897; TS; OC; dc; obit) “Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept 23, 1981 from the United Congregational Church, for Gustav Frieske, who passed away on Sept 20, 1981, at the Odessa Convalescent Center. He was 84 years of age. Pastor Everett Schoessler officiated at the service.  Gustav Frieske was born Aug 26, 1897 in Bessarabia, Russia, the son of Christoff and Wilhemina (Krause) Frieske.  He was baptized as an infant in Russia and came to the United States with his family at the age of seven years. The family arrived on Christmas Eve 1903 and settled on a farm south of Odessa. Gust attended country schools. On Feb 9, 1913, he was confirmed into the Christian Faith in the Pilgrim Congregational Church by the Rev Johannes Reister.  He was married to Lydia Hemmerling on Jan 28, 1923 in the Pilgrim Church by Rev K K Maier. Gust continued to farm after his marriage until around 1940, when he and Mrs. Frieske moved to Spokane. He worked for a casket company in Spokane for a number of years, then worked as a painter. He and his wife managed an apartment building in Spokane until his retirement. They moved back to Odessa in 1977. Mrs. Frieske passed away in a Spokane nursing home on July 11, 1978. Gust loved music and was active in choirs in both Spokane and Odessa. He was an avid bowler and was a member of the United Congregational Church. Preceding him in death were his wife, his parents, one brother and two sisters.  Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Tillie Lobe of Odessa and Bertha, Mrs. Rudolph Sauer, of Lind; numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends. Special music for the service was provided by Delores Cook at the organ. The men’s quartet, consisting of Bill Wenz, Delbert Cook, Eugene Frieske and Neil Jeske sang, ‘It Is Well With My Soul’ and ‘Rock of Ages’. Casket bearers were Ivan Hemmerling, Leonard Lobe, Harold Hoefel, Dick Sauer, Art Deife, and Bob Hemmerling. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery with Strate Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 9-24-1981)

Frieske, Louisa w/o Wilhelm,  (d. 1-06-1947; b. 2-18-1861; TS; OC; Strates; Cong; dc) “Louisa Frieske. Birth: 18 Feb 1861; Died: 6 Jan 1947.” (Congregational Church ledger by Eslinger) “Louisa Frieske. Residence: Odessa, WA. Death: at home. Widow. Age: 85 yrs 10 mos 18 days. Female, white. Born: Russia. Father: Gottfried Ruhtar born Russia; Mother: Julianna Rust born Russia. Physician: Dr L. J. Bonney of Odessa, WA. Funeral: United Church at 2 p.m. Interment: Odessa Cemetery on 1-11-1947” (Mortuary Ledger) “Funeral services for Mrs. Louisa Frieske, 85, who died at her home here Monday evening after a long illness, will be held from the UCC at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon, the Rev E. J. Eslinger officiating, with burial in the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of Strate Funeral Home. Louisa Richter was born in Unk, Russia, Feb 18, 1861, and was married to Wilhelm Frieske, who preceded her in death. They came to the United States about 43 years ago, locating southwest of Odessa, and about 30 years ago moved to town to make their home. Mrs. Frieske had been in failing health for some time. Survivors include a brother, Edward Richter, Germany, and a sister, Mrs. Lydia Floether; four sons, Frederick, Walla Walla; Daniel, Odessa; and John and Reinhold, Spokane; three daughters, Mrs. Lydia Kosanke, American Falls, ID; Mrs. Emma Klee, Spokane, and Martha Rinear, Odessa; 21 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 1-09-1947) “Funeral services for Mrs. Louisa Frieske, 85, were held from the UCC...Grandchildren, including Edward Salo, Leonard Klee, Milton Frieske, Eugene Frieske, Walter Frieske and Clarence Frieske, acted as pallbearers... Mrs. Frieske was born Feb 18, 1861 at Paris, Russia. On Dec 5, 1879 she was married to Wilhelm Frieske, to which union 14 children were born. In Nov 1903, she came to America, settling on  a farm south of Odessa, where she lived until 1917, when she moved to town. For the past two years she had been an invalid following a stroke. A few days before her death she suffered another attack from which she never regained consciousness. Seven children and her husband preceded her in death. Survivors....” (Odessa Record: Jan 16, 1947)

Frieske, Lydia Kissler Schafer,  (d. 9-03-1982; b. 5-05-1906; TS; OC; dc; obit) “Funeral services were held on Sept 8, 1982 from the UCC in Odessa for Lydia Kissler Schafer Frieske, who passed away at her home in Odessa on Sept 3, 1982. Pastor Randy Middleton officiated.  Lydia Frieske was born May 5, 1906 on a farm in the Moody area south of Odessa, to Fred and Anna Kissler.  The Kisslers had immigrated from Russia in 1899.  Lydia’s childhood was spent on the family farm, where she was born. She was one of a family of fourteen children. She was baptized on June 24, 1906 and confirmed on June 26, 1921.  On Dec 7, 1923 Lydia was married to Henry Schafer. To this union four sons, Robert, Delbert, Gerald and Dennis, and one daughter, Patricia, were born. Throughout the marriage the family lived in several places including a farm west of Odessa. Mr. Schafer passed away in October of 1946.  Following his death Lydia worked at Duncan’s Department Store and for a period of time at Edwards Department Store, both in Odessa. She continued living in Odessa raising her two youngest children.  On Oct 22, 1955 she was married to Dan Frieske of Odessa. This marriage included three step children, Milton and Eugene Frieske and Joyce Luiten. Dan passed away in March of 1961. After his death Lydia continued to live in the new home they had built in Odessa until her death.  Preceding her in death were brothers, John Kissler, George Kissler, H B Schafer, Jake Kissler, and Fred Kissler; sisters, Katie Bauer, Ruth Kissler and Helen Averill. A twin sister of Katie’s died in infancy.  Survivors include sons, Robert, Spokane; Delbert, Tacoma; Gerald, Spokane; Dennis, Portland, and daughter, Patricia Nichols, Odessa; step children, Milton Frieske, Spokane; Eugene Frieske and Joyce Luiten, Odessa; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Also surviving are sisters, Annie Lenhart, Ritzville; Marie Cook, Odessa; Rachel Schultz, Spokane; and Martha Gibbs, Beaverton, Oregon.  Sacred selections of ‘How Great Thou Art’ was sung by Delores and Delbert Cook and the congregation sang ‘Amazing Grace’. Wilma Schmidt was organist.  Casket bearers were Delbert Cook, Merlin Kissler, Jerry D. Schafer, Clarence Lenhart, Bob Kissler, and Laurence Lenhart. Honorary casket bearers were Melvin Kissler and Dave Birge. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery with Strate Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 10-07-1982)

Frieske, Lydia Hemmerling w/o Gustav,  (d. July 11, 1978; b. 1898; TS; OC; obit)  “Funeral services were conducted for Lydia Frieske on Friday July 14 at the UCC in Odessa. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery, Rev Everett E. Schoessler officiated at the services with Strate Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  Lydia Frieske was born April 14, 1898 in Saratov, South Russia, the daughter of Gottlieb and Louisa (Jeske) Hemmerling. She was baptized as an infant in Russia. She came with her family to the United States and settled on a farm north of Odessa in about 1901. She was confirmed into the Christian Faith on Feb 9, 1913 in the Pilgrim Congregational Church, by the Rev J Reister. Lydia was married to Gustav Frieske on Jan 28, 1923, in the Pilgrim Church. The couple farmed south of Odessa for four years, then north of town for two years. In 1929, they moved into town and lived there until 1940 when they moved to Spokane and worked in apartment management. Mrs Frieske suffered a crippling stroke in March of 1976 and was a resident of a nursing home in Spokane since July 6, 1976. She passed away at the nursing home on July 11, 1978. Survivors are her husband, Gust, of Odessa; a brother, Fred Hemmerling of Odessa; a sister, Lena Raugust of Spokane; numerous nieces and nephews.” (Odessa Record: 7-20-1978)

Frieske, Mollie Suchland w/o Nath,  (d. 1951; b. 1900; TS; OC; Cong;) “Mollie Frieske. Birth: 5 Jan 1900. Died: 7 Feb 1951.” (Congregational Church ledger by Rev E G Klein) “Mollie Frieske, daughter of Jacob and Lydia Suchland, born 5 Jan 1900 in Mannsburg, Russland... In 1901 with family... to Ritzville, 20 miles from Ritzville. On 19 Jan 1919 married Nathaniel Frieske, to whom three children were born: 2 sons, 1 daughter, who survive her. She died 7 Feb 1951 at the age of 51 yrs 1 mo 2 days. Survived also by her mother, 4 brothers, and 4 sisters.” (loose translation with portions missing of “Der Kirchenbote” of 19 April 1951) “Mrs. Mollie Frieske, 51, was taken by death early Wednesday morning at the family home here. She has lived in the community since coming to the United states at the age of one year. Born in Russia, Jan 5, 1900, she came with her parents to this area, to a homestead in the Ruff area in 1901, and in 1903 the family moved into town at Odessa. She married Nathaniel Frieske in 1919 at Odessa, after which she and her husband lived on a ranch near Hoefels for a few years, then moving to their home in town. Survivors are her husband and a daughter, Joyce, 11, at the home; two sons, Milton, of Spokane, and Eugene, Coeur d’Alene; her mother, Mrs. Jacob Suchland, Odessa; four brothers, Edward Suchland, Spokane; David, Harold, and Reinhold Suchland, Odessa; four sisters, Mrs. Lydia Swanson, Peshastin; Mrs. Ida Frieske, Spokane; Mrs. Martha Kuhlman, Spokane, and Mr. Leona Baulne, Wenatchee. Funeral services will be held from the UCC on Sunday afternoon, at 2 o’clock, the Rev E. J. Eslinger officiating, with burial in the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home.” (Odessa Record: 2-08-1951) “Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie Frieske, 51 were held from the UCC... A quartet, including Mrs. Henry Walter, Mrs. Henry Hopp, Henry Walter and Roland Schafer, sang Mrs. Frieske’s favorite song, ‘In The Garden’ and a request number, ‘Sometime We’ll Understand.’  Mrs. R. N. Kissler played the organ. Pallbearers included Robert Hoefel, Jacob Derr, Nath Lobe, Robert Brauer, H. B. Schafer and Paul Gross. Mrs. Frieske, resident of the community since early childhood, died at her home Wednesday of last week. She came from Russia with her parents at the age of one, in 1901. In 1919 she was married to Nathaniel Frieske, who survives. Other survivors...”  (Odessa Record: 2-15-1951)

Frieske, Nathaniel h/o M.,   (d. 3-28-1961; b. 10-18-1893; TS; OC; dc; obit)  “Funeral services for Nathaniel (Dan) Frieske, 67, will be held at the United Congregational Church on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m.  The Rev H. G. Pfeiff will officiate. Burial will be in the Odessa Cemetery under direction of the Strate Funeral Home.  Mr. Frieske, a 42 year resident of Odessa, was born in Russia, October 18, 1893.  He came to America at the age of 11 in 1903 and located south of Odessa. In 1918 he married Miss Mollie Suchland who died in 1951. In 1955, in October, he married Mrs. Lydia Schafer. A new family home had been completed this summer.  Since coming form the farm to town he occupied himself with handling a mail route and driving school bus, later dropping these activities. He found much pleasure in church work, and gave freely of his talents as organist, solo and group singer, speaker, and in other church positions.  Survivors include his widow, Lydia, at the home; six sons, Milton Frieske, Spokane; Eugene Frieske, Coeur d’Alene; Delbert Schafer, Tacoma; Robert H Schafer, Spokane; Gerald Schafer, with the US Air Force in Spain, and Dennis Schafer, Portland; two daughters, Mrs. Joyce Luiten and Mr. Patty Nichols, Odessa; three brothers, Reinhold and John Frieske, Spokane; and Fred Frieske, Walla Walla; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Rinear and Mrs. Lydia Kosanke, American Falls, Idaho, and 10 grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 3-30-1961) 

Frieske, Wilhelm* h/o Louisa,  (d. 1912; b. 1859; TS; OC; DC) “William Frieske. Male, white, married. Birth: Dec 31, 1859, Russia. Age: 53 years.  Father: Andrew Frieske, b. Russia. Death: July 12, 1912, 6 a.m., Ritzville, Adams County. Cause: Carcinoma ventriculi et hepatis, duration 6 months. Wm Armann, MD, Ritzville. Date of burial: 7-14-1912.” (WA State Certificate of Death; partially filled in) “Andrew Frieske.  Age 53. Ordered by son Dan. Death date: July 12, 1912; Burial: July 14, 1912” (Haight Funeral Ledger) “Zoar Cemetery of German Congregational Church. Frieske, William. Remains removed to Odessa, WA.” (Tombstone Inscriptions: Adams County. Taken from list furnished by Robert Hoefel in 1961.)

Frieske, Wilhelmina Krausz w/o C.,   (d. 1949; b. 1864; TS; obit; OC; Cong;) “Wilhelmina Frieske. Birth: 26 Jan 1864. Died: 19 Aug 1949” (Congregational Church ledger by Eslinger) “Funeral services for Mrs. Wilhelmina Frieske, 85, were held from the United Congregational church on Monday afternoon, the Rev E. J. Eslinger officiating. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home. Grandsons acted as pallbearers, including Harold and Leonard Lobe, Walter and Robert Sauer, and Jacob and David Lenz.  Born in Russia, Jan 26, 1864, she was married there 65 years ago to Christoff Frieske, coming to America 19 years later, to spend 46 years here. During recent years she has been in ill health, and nine days ago was taken to Sprague, to a hospital there, where death came on Friday.  Survivors include her husband, Christoff Frieske, also 85, two sons, Ted of Ritzville, and Gus of Spokane; four daughters, Mrs. Fred Lenz and Mrs. J. G Lobe, Odessa; Mrs. R. D. Sauer, Ritzville; and Mrs. Elmer Houck, Harrington; 16 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 8-25-1949)

Funk surname:  The cemetery data compiled by Harold Suchland in the 1990s shows four graves marked for Funk, Gottleib and Ernestine in A-11-23 and A-11-24, and two without names or dates in A-10-23 and A-10-24. No research was done to determine if these are occupied or reserved. The four graves abut one another.

Funk, Ernestine w/o Gott,  (d. 1921; b. 1856; TS; OC; DC with name error) “Christina Funk.  Female, white, married. Birth: May 14, 1854. Death: 12-29-1921, Dist #6, Lincoln Co, WA. Cause of death: Ethyldecetic acid poisoning, duration of 2 days, contributory: diabetes of 2 year duration. L. M. Thompson, MD, Odessa. Burial: Odessa Cemetery.” (WA State Register of Death; no further data, certificate appears hastily written)

Funk, Gottleib,  h/o E.  (d. 8-19-27; b. 8-25-1858; TS; OC; DC; obit) “Gottlieb Funk, pioneer resident of the Odessa country, answered the summons of death early Friday morning, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Gottlieb F Spies. M. Funk had been making his home with his daughter since the death of his wife about five years ago. Thursday he had been working around the home and on Friday morning was dead following a heart attack. He was just a few days short of being 69 years of age. Mr. Funk was an old timer in this country coming here with the early settlers from Russia. For years he farmed just a few miles south of Odessa, retiring ten years ago to make his home in Odessa. He lived in town until the death of his wife five years ago. Since then he has been making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Spies. The funeral was held Sunday at the Lutheran church by the Rev H P Christensen, and the burial service at the cemetery was conducted by the Rev Schaub of Marlin. The body was laid to rest along side that of his wife in the Odessa Cemetery. He leaves three sons and two daughters, Gottfield, Gust and Fred, all residing in Idaho; and Mrs. Elizabeth Perkins of Vancouver and Mrs. Gottleib F. Spies of Ruff.” (Odessa Record: Aug 26, 1927) “Gottlieb Funk.  Male, white, widowed, retired. Birth: Aug 25, 1858, Russia; aged: 68 yrs 11 mos 24 days; Father: G Funk born Russia; Mother: don’t know; Informant: G. F. Spies, Ruff, WA. Death: Aug 19, 1927, Dist #6, Odessa, Lincoln Co, WA. Cause of death: Heart failure, ruptured compensation. was dead when seen, L. M. Thompson, MD of Odessa. Burial: Odessa Cemetery, on 8-20-1927. J. E. Turner, Undertaker, of Harrington.” (WA State Register of Death) “Gottlieb Funk. Born 25 August 1859 in Ferre Champenoise I Bessarabien. Died 19 August 1927 at Ruff, WA. Funeral 22 Aug 1927 in Odessa. H P Christensen.” (Christ Lutheran Church ledger)


Odessa City Cemetery Obituaries, Odessa, Washington,  submitted 

to the WAGenweb March 2006 by Marge Womach

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