Odessa City Cemetery 


                                                           Obituaries submitted by Marge Womach




Page Ha  through Ham


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.


Haase, Albert,   (d. 3-30-1989; b. 11-12-1920; TS; OC; obit) “Albert R. (Bert) Haase.—Passed away March 30, 1989 in Spokane. His home, Moses Lake, WA, formerly of Odessa. Survived by his wife, Betty Haase, at the home; three daughters, Gail Resteivo, Morino Valley, CA, Pattie and her husband, Garrel Anderson, Ephrata, WA, Carlene and her husband Mike O’Konek, Moses Lake, WA; 5 grandchildren: Lisa Resteivo, Jason and Kylie Anderson, Jaren and Derek O’Konek; 5 brothers: Richard Haase, Colville, WA, Art Haase, Kettle Falls, WA, Harvey Haase, Lind, WA Herb, Don and Stanley Haase, all of Odessa; 4 sisters, Elsie Winter, Louella Smith, both of Odessa, Alma Burkholz, Kettle Falls, Ruth Schumaker, Ritzville, WA; numerous nieces and nephews; preceded in death by 4 brothers, Ernest, Walt, Leon and Ed.  Member of Heritage UCC, Odessa, WA. Memorial Service Tuesday, April 4, 1989 at 11 a.m. Heritage UCC Sanctuary, Rev Glenn Gettinger officiating. Cremation preceded services. Strate Funeral Home, Odessa, WA in charge.” (scrapbook item)  “Albert R. (Bert) Haase of Moses Lake, born near Odessa Nov 12, 1920 to Daniel and Pauline Haase, died March 30, (1989) at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane.  He was married in Dec 1946 to Betty Kiehn, who survives him at the family home. He was a member of the Heritage United Church of Christ. Other survivors include three daughters: Gail Resteivo of Moreno Valley, CA; Pattie Anderson of Ephrata; and Carlene O’Konek of Moses Lake; 5 brothers: Herb Haase, Don Haase, and Stanley Haase, all of Odessa; Richard Haase of Colville; Art Haase of Kettle Falls, and Harvey Haase of Lind; 4 sisters: Elsie Winter and Louella Smith, both of Odessa; Alma Burkholz of Kettle Falls, and Ruth Schumaker of Ritzville; 5 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr Haase was preceded in death by his parents and by four brothers: Ernest, Walt, Leon and Ed. Cremation preceded memorial services which were held April 4 at Heritage UCC, Rev Glenn Gettinger officiating. Strate Funeral Home was in charge.” (Odessa Record: 4-13-1989)

Haase, Amelia, w/o Gottfried  d. 2-07-1960; b. 6-23-1885; TS; OC; Cong; dc) “Amelia Haase.  Died: 2-07-1960.  Birth: 6-23-1885, S Dakota. Married. Father: John Wahl. Mother: Wilhelmina Kuk. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Amelia Haase. age 75, Died: Feb 9, 1960; Burial: Odessa.” (English Congregational Church ledger, hand written script)

Haase, Christoff,   (d. 7-18-1940; b. 6-08-1853; TS; OC; Strates; Cong; dc) “Christoff Haase. Died: 7-18-1940. Birth: 6-08-1853, Russia; Spouse: Justina. Father: Daniel H Haase. Mother:  ? Vudel. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Christoph Haase.  Burial on 7-21-1940 in Odessa. Age: 87 yrs 1 mo 10 days. Cause: infection of bladder.” (Rev Hausauer’s Funeral Ledger) “Christoph Haase. Birth: 8 June 1853. Died: 18 July 1940; 87 yr 1 mos 10 days. 5 sons, 3 daughters, 23 enkel, 25 urenkel kinder.” (Congregational Church ledger by Hausauer) “Christoff Haase. Residence: 4 ¼ miles north of Odessa. Death: 7-18-1940 at 6:35 a.m., Odessa, WA. Birth: June 8, 1853, Russia. Informant: Daniel H. Haase, Odessa, WA. By whom called: Mrs. Fred Haase. Age: 87 yrs 1 mo 10 days. Male, white, widowed, retired farmer. Last worked: 30 yrs ago. Time in occupation: 35 yrs. Wife if deceased: Justina. Length of residence in city where death occurred: one day. In US: 42 yrs. Father: Daniel Haase, born Russia; Mother: Vudel, born Russia. L. J. Bonney, physician. Relatives: 5 sons: Nathaniel (New Leipzig, ND), Fred, Daniel, Jack and Dave Haase of Odessa; 3 daughters: Mrs. Fred Schneider, Odessa; Mrs. Mary Bohnet, Thelma, Alberta, Canada; and Mrs. Rebecca Wolsborn, Odessa, WA; 23 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren. Physical: Gray hair, blue eyes, 5 ft 10 inches; 155 lbs.” (Mortuary Ledger)

Haase, Daniel H.,  s/o Christoff  (d. 7-09-1988; b. 1891; TS; OC; dc) “Daniel H. Haase.  Died: 7-09-1988, Odessa, WA. Mother: Justina Lobe. Father; Christoff Haase.  Spouse: none. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Dan H. Haase of Odessa, born Dec 26, 1891 in Russia and a resident of this area since he was four years old, passed away July 9, (1988), at Odessa Convalescent Center. He was a farmer with his brothers Jack and Dave for many years, until their retirement. For the past 12 years, he had been a resident of the Center. Mr. Haase was a member of the United Congregational Church, the Odessa Gun Club, and the American Legion’s local post. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the UCC July 13, Rev Glenn Gettinger officiating. Interment followed at the Odessa Cemetery with Strate Funeral Home in charge.” (Odessa Record: 7-28-1988)

Haase, Daniel Jr.,  h/o Pauline  (d. 12-03-1953; b. 3-23-1888; TS; OC; Cong; obit; dc) “Died: 12-03-1953.  Birth: 3-23-1888, Russia. Married.  Father: Daniel Haase, Sr. Mother: Wilhelm Daring.  Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Daniel Haase, Jr. Heart attack. Funeral Congregational, Rev Klein officiating, Interment: Odessa Cemetery. Birth: March 23, 1888 and came to US at age 14. Resided ND, to Odessa vicinity and married Maggie Lobe, who died in 1918. He remarried in 1919. Survivors include his wife Pauline, 10 sons and 4 daughters. (notes from obit of Odessa Record of 12-10-1953) (Edit: First wife died in 1918; her TS in Hoffnungsberg) “Dan Haase. Birth: 23 March 1888. Died: 3 Dec 1953; heart-stroke. Mrs Haase, 4 daughters, 10 sons.” (Congregational Church ledger by Rev E G Klein) “Daniel Haase, Jr.—He was a resident of Odessa, WA. Survived by his widow Pauline Haase, at the home and 10 sons: Richard of Rice, WA; Herbert, Odessa, WA; Walter of Ritzville, WA; Albert, Odessa, WA; Leon, of Othello, WA; Arthur of Rice, WA; Harvey, Odessa; Ernest, Odessa; and Donald Haase, in the armed services, and Stanley, Odessa; 4 daughters, Mrs Elsie Winters, Odessa; Mrs Elma Burkholz, Boyds, WA; Mrs Ruth Shumaker, Ritzville, WA; Mrs Louella Smith, Odessa, WA; 27 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; one brother, John Haase of Odessa and 2 sisters, Mrs Sophie Schlimmer of Odessa and Mrs Fred Hemmerling of Spokane. Funeral Tuesday, Dec 8, at 2 p.m. from the United Congregational Church in Odessa, WA, Rev Klein officiating. Interment in Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home, Odessa, WA, in charge.” (scrapbook item: undated)

Haase, Dave,   (d. 1-20-1975; b. 12-25-1895; TS; OC; dc) “David Haase. Died: 1-20-1975. Birth: 12-25-1895, Russia.  Never married. Father: Christoff Haase. Mother: Justine Lobe. Buried; Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “David Haase, son of Christoph and Justina, was born on Jan 31, 1896 in Odessa, Russia. The family moved to the United States and Ritzville in 1898. The same year they settled on a homestead north of Odessa where Dave grew up, farmed, and went to school. He moved to Odessa to retire in 1946. David Haase entered the Army in June of 1918, and was in the Expeditionary force to France in September of that year. He was cited for bravery in the Battle of Argonne in Oct of 1918; discharged in 1919.  He was a former member of the American Legion and life-long member of the Odessa Grange Supply. He was a member of the Congregational Church since 1902. He died on Jan 20, 1975. He leaves to mourn his departing: two brothers, Daniel and Jack of Odessa; many nephews and nieces and other relatives.  Funeral services were held in his honor on Jan 24 at 1 p.m. from the UCC, Dr Ben M. Schafer officiating. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home.” (Odessa Record: 1-30-1975)

Haase, Edwin,  (buried Philippine Island, May 1945) “The report on Edwin Haase, who entered the service shortly after harvest last fall, indicated he had been killed in action on Luzon on May 31, where he was serving with the 129th infantry.  Survivors include his daughter, Carol Lee, Odessa; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Haase Jr.; 10 brothers, Richard, of Marlin; Herbert, Walter, Albert, Odessa; Leon, Othello; Arthur, with the navy in CA; Harvey, Lind; Ernest, Don and Stanley, Odessa; four sisters, Mrs. Dan Burkholz, Warden; Mrs. Julius Winter, Odessa; Mrs. Harbert Shoemaker, Lind; and Louella Haase, Odessa.” (Odessa Record: 6-21-1945) “Memorial service for Edwin Haase, killed in action on Luzon, May 31, 1945, will be held on Sunday night at 7:30 at the St Matthews Congregational Church, the Rev J. P. Flemmer conducting the service. The American Legion will attend in a body and present the flag.  A. W. Birge, commander, announces that this group will meet at the Legion hall at 7 o’clock, and proceed to the church from there.” (Odessa Record: 7-05-1945)

Haase, Ella Getzinger,   (1916-2008)  “Ella Haase died Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 in Odessa. She was born July 2, 1916 in Warden and was the youngest of three children born to John and Hulda (Weis) Getzinger.  On June 12, 1935 she married Herbert Haase in Odessa. They had five children. Ella is survived by her five children: Geraldine (Bud) King of Odessa; Joyce (Ron) Tolf of Lake Sammish; Bud (Joyce) Haase of Odessa; Cheryl (Tom) Sacco of Mukilteo and Terri (Gary) Schmierer of Odessa, and 18 grandchildren 31 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were he parents, her husband, and two brothers, William and Barney Getzinger. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, Oct 9 at 11 a.m. at Heritage Church in Odessa. Interment will follow at the Odessa Cemetery. Pastor Jon Hayashi will officiate. Strate Funeral Home is taking care of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 10-09-2008)

Haase, Ernest Norman,   (d. 4-15-1987; b. 1926; TS; OC; dc) “Ernest Norman Haase. Died: 4-15-1987, Odessa, WA. Mother: Pauline Stickle. Father: Dan Haase. Spouse: Faye Marie Wilson. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)  “Ernest Norman Haase of Odessa, born July 30, 1926 to Dan and Pauline Haase on a farm near Odessa, passed away April 15, (1987) at Memorial Hospital. He attended Odessa schools, then entered the military, serving during 1946-47. After his return, he farmed here for 34 years before retiring and moving to town. He was married to Faye Wilson in Oct 1947, and the couple had four children. More recently, they were blessed with 7 grandchildren. Mr. Haase was a member of VFW Post 7395, of the Odessa Gun Club and the Ritzville Gun Club, and of the Ritzville American Legion. Preceded in death by his parents and by three brothers, he is survived by his wife, Faye, at the family home; by a daughter, Colleen Lobe of Odessa; by three sons: Jim Haase of Lind, Gerry Haase and Randy Haase, both of Odessa; by 7 brothers: Rich Haase of Kettle falls, Herb Haase of Odessa; Art Haase of Kettle Falls; Bert Haase of Moses Lake; Harvey Haase of Lind; Don Haase of Odessa and Stan Haase of Odessa; by four sisters: Alma Berkholz of Kettle Falls, Elsie Winter of Odessa, Ruth Schumaker of Ritzville and Louella Smith of Odessa; by 7 grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held April 18 at the Odessa Cemetery, Pastor Randall Griffith officiating. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 4-23-1987)

Haase, Gerry,   (d. 5-20-1997; b. 7-07-1952; TS; OC; dc) “Gerald Wayne Haase. Died: 5-20-1997. Birth: 7-07-1952, Odessa, WA.  Spouse: Wanda Bouier. Father: Ernest Norman Haase.  Mother: Faye Marie Wilson. Buried: Pacific NW Cemetery, Spokane, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card; probable transcription error, Pacific NW Crematory) “Memorial graveside services for Gerald W. Haase will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 22, at Odessa Cemetery, with the Rev Larry Pierson officiating.  Mr. Haase died on Tuesday, May 20, 1997. His home was in Odessa. He was a graduate of Odessa High School.  He is survived by his wife, Wanda Haase, at the home in Odessa; one son, Jason Haase, of Odessa; his mother, Faye Haase, of Odessa; two brothers, Jim Haase, of Lind; and Randy Haase, of Moses Lake; one sister, Colleen Lobe, of Odessa, and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest N Haase. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 1997)

Haase, Gottfried,  h/o A.  (d. 3-31-1966; b. 6-08-1885; TS; OC; dc) “Gottfried Haase. Died: 31 March 1966. Birth: 8 June 1885, Russia. Spouse: Amelia, deceased. Father: Christian, born Russia; Mother: unknown.  Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Funeral services for G. C. (Fred) Haase were held in Odessa Tuesday afternoon at the English Congregational Church by Rev John A. Birchard.  Pallbearers for the Haase funeral were: LaMar Strate, Max Totusek, Gus Weber, Harry Wolsborn, Merle Janke, and R. E. Suchland.  Mr. Haase was a member of a pioneer family, dating back to 1898. Born near Odessa, Russia, June 8, 1885, he was 13 years old when he came with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Chris Haase, to homestead north of Odessa. Members of the family were active in the pioneer community.  In 1907 Fred Haase married Miss Amelia Wahl and they lived in Idaho, Colville and Spokane before returning to Odessa to make their permanent home. In 1957 they observed their golden wedding anniversary and Mrs. Haase died in 1960.  About two months ago Mr. Haase entered the Memorial Nursing Home, where death came Thursday.  During this time a daughter, Mrs. Viola Haase Soper, 48, died March 11 at her San Francisco home. News of this death was withheld from the father, because of his condition. Mrs. Soper had attended the Odessa and Spokane schools.  Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Edna Rhine and Miss Florence Haase, San Francisco; Mrs. Belle Schoonover, Odessa, and Mrs. Mildred Kronenbitter, Zanesville, Ohio; one grandson, William Benish, of Spokane; and 2 great grandsons; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Bohnet, in Canada, and Mrs. Rebecca Wolsborn, Odessa; 3 brothers, Dan, Jack and Dave Haase, Odessa.” (Odessa Record: 4-07-1966)

Haase, Harvey,  (d. 2001; b. 1919; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services for Harvey Haase were held Tuesday, Dec 4, at the Odessa Cemetery Chapel. Mr. Haase, who was 82 years old, died Thursday, Nov 29, 2001, following a lengthy illness. He was a lifelong resident of the Odessa area. He was graduated from Odessa High School in 1938. He married Clara Weber, of Marlin, and the couple farmed north of Odessa for many years. He was also employed at the Odessa Trading Company for a time. He was a member of the Eagles Aries #2 of Spokane, the Odessa Grange, a lifetime member of the Odessa Gun Club and an associate member of the Odessa VFW. He was preceded in death by one son, Ron Haase, in 1979, four brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his wife Clara, of 57 years, at the home in Odessa; two children, Greg Haase and June Dawson, both  of Odessa; one daughter-in-law, Anne (Evavold) Haase, of Atlanta, GA; 3 grandchildren, Tamra Jones, Chad Haase, and Andy Haase; 3 great-grandchildren, Amber, Brittney and Mark; one sister, Esther Schlimmer, of Odessa, and numerous nieces and nephews. Pastor Larry Snyder officiated at the funeral. Interment followed at Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 12-06-2001)

Haase, Herbert Daniel,   (d. 7-03-1996; b. 2-19-1914; TS; OC; dc)  “Herbert D. Haase (Age 82).—Lifetime resident of Odessa, WA, went to be with the Lord on July 3, 1996. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ella Haase, at the home; four daughters, Geraldine and Bud King, Odessa, WA; Joyce and Ron Tolf, Mount Vernon, WA; Cheryl and Tom Sacco, Everett, WA; Terri and Gary Schmierer, Odessa, WA; one son, Lorus ‘Bud’ and Joyce Haase, Odessa, WA; 18 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren; four sisters, Elsie Winter and Louella Smith, both of Odessa, WA, Alma Burkholz, Kettle Falls, WA, Ruth Schumaker, Ritzville, WA; two brothers, Richard Haase, Colville, WA; Donald Haase, Wilson Creek, WA.  Preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Magdalena Lobe Haase, seven brothers and one sister. Funeral Services Monday, July 8, 1996 at 11 a.m. from the Heritage United Church of Christ, Odessa, WA. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. in charge.” (scrapbook obit) “He was born in the Odessa area on Feb 19, 1914, to Daniel and Magdalena (Lobe) Haase. He grew up on the family farm near Batum, where he attended school. After his schooling he worked for farmers in the Lind and Odessa areas. He married Ella Getzinger of Warden, on June 12, 1935, at St Matthew Church in Odessa. He had been a member of Heritage UCC for many years... He was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers, Edwin, Walter, Leon, Art, Harvey, Ernest and Stanley and one baby sister, Magdalena.” (Odessa Record excerpt-7-11-1996) “Herbert Daniel Haase.  Died: July 3, 1996. Birth: Feb 19, 1914. Married: Ella Getzinger. Father: Dan Haase. Mother: Ella Haase. Burial: July 8, 1996 at Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)

Haase, Jack,  s/o Christoff  (d. 6-17-1976; b. 1-05-1894; TS; OC; dc) “Jack Haase. Died: 6-17-1976. Birth: 1-05-1894, Russia. Never married.  Father: Christoff Haase. Mother: Justina Lobe. Buried: Odessa Cemetery. Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Jack Haase, son of Christoff and Justina Haase, died on June 17, (1976), at his residence in Odessa. Funeral services were on Monday. Haase was born on Jan 5, 1894 in Kolin, Russia. The Haases moved to the United States to Ritzville in 1898; the same year to a homestead north of Odessa. There Jack grew up, went to school and farmed.  He moved to Odessa to retire in 1946. Mr Haase entered the Army in 1918, served in the US Expeditionary forces for about one year. He was a former member of the American Legion and a life-long member of the Odessa Grange. Jack was a member of the United Congregational Church since 1902. Jack Haase is survived by a brother, Daniel, many nephews and nieces. He never married. Funeral services were held in his honor on June 21, 1976 at 1 p.m. from the UCC, Dr Ben M Schafer officiating. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery, Strate Funeral Home in charge.” (Odessa Record: 6-24-1976)

Haase, John,  h/o Lydia  (d. 1971; b. 1877; TS; OC; obit) “Memorial services for John Haase, born Oct 24, 1877, in Kulm, Russia, were held from the United Congregational Church on Thursday morning, July 15, 1971. Mr. Haase died on July 12, at the age of 93. He had been a resident of a Spokane rest home for the past eight years. Rev B M Schafer officiated at the funeral service. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery. John Haase was baptized and confirmed in Russia in the Congregational tradition. He came to the United States in 1902 and resided in the Odessa area, either on a farm or in town until his taking residence in Spokane. He was a member of the UCC, aiding in the construction of the present facility. Mr. Haase was united in marriage in 1905 on Sept 6, to Lydia Yanke. Five sons and four daughters were born to this union. One son, Clarence, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife; sons Otto of Spokane, Harold of Casa Grande, Arizona, Harvey of Odessa and Weldon of Issaquah; daughters, Hilda Millhorn of Spokane, Elsie Bartalamay and Esther Schlimmer of Odessa, Delora Yanke of Camp, CA; 21 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren; one sister, Ida Hemmerling of Ephrata.” (Odessa Record: 22 July 1971) “Out of town friends and relatives attending the John Haase funeral last week included Mr and Mrs Otto Haase, Douglas and Bruce Vestal, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Haase and Brian, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Millhorn, Mrs. Robert Lehman and family, Mrs. Merril Swartz and girls, Mr. and Mrs. John Millhorn and family, Adeline Luce and Mr. and Mrs. Gust Frieske, all of Spokane; Mr. and Mrs. Harlin Millhorn, Colville; Mr. and Mrs. Chet Yanke, Campo, CA; Harold Haase, Casa Grande, AZ; Mr. and Mrs. August Pfeifer, Wilson Creek; and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hemmerling, Ephrata.” (Odessa Record: 22 July 1971)

Haase, Leon V.,   (d. 11-07-1974; b. 12-18-1921; TS; OC; obit)  “Funeral services for Leon V. Haase, Othello, were held Monday, Nov 11, at 1 p.m. at the UCC in Odessa, Rev B. M. Schafer officiating. He had died on Nov 7, (1874), after five years residency in a rest home.  Leon Victor Haase, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Haase, was born on Dec 18, 1921. He attended Odessa grade school and high school. When he was 18 years of age he went to work for a farmer in Othello for several years. He left that position to work in construction in the Othello area until five years ago.  Leon was baptized and confirmed in the Congregational Church. He was united in marriage with Delores Michael on Dec 5, 1951. The couple had two sons and two daughters. Survivors include sons Steven in the Army, stationed in VA, and Scott of Moses Lake; daughters, Sandy Tabbet and Kerrie Haase, both of Spokane; two grandchildren; his mother, Pauline Haase of Odessa; brothers, Albert, Stanley and Harvey of Moses Lake; Art and Richard of Kettle Falls, and Don, Ernest and Herbert of Odessa; sisters, Ruth Schumaker of Ritzville, Louella Smith and Elsie winter of Odessa and Elma Burkholz of Kettle Falls. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery. Pall bearers were all friends from Othello. Music selections at the funeral service were sung by Delores and Delbert Cook.” (Odessa Record: 11-14-1974) 

Haase, Lucy Ann Queen Graves,   (d. 9-29-1976; b. 11-21-1918; TS; OC; dc) “Lucy Ann Haase. Died: 9-29-1976. Birth: 11-21-1918, WV. Spouse: Weldon Haase.  Father: Claude Queen. Mother: unknown. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)  “Funeral services were held in Odessa on Saturday morning for Mrs. Weldon T. Haase who had died at the local hospital Sept 29th, (1976). Rev Albert Hausauer officiated at the UCC service, assisted by Rev James Moore. Vault interment took place at the Odessa Cemetery with Strate Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. ‘Over the Sunset Mountain’ and ‘Safe In The Arms of Jesus’ were sung by Peggy Salo with Delores Cook at the organ. Casket bearers for the services were Johnny Millhorn, Ron Haase, Curtis Finck, Mel Haase, Harlen Millhorn, Ed Sewell, Greg Haase and Gary Frederick. Lucy Ann Haase was born on Nov 11, 1918 in Huntington, WV. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Queen who preceded her in death. In 1930 she moved to Sand Point, Idaho, and arrived in Odessa in 1950.  She was united in marriage to Weldon Haase in 1956 in Coeur d’Alene, ID.  The couple lived here until about 1965 when they moved to Falls City, WA, returning to Odessa in 1975. She has been in ill health for the past two-and-one-half years. She worked at times at the local hospital and nursing home. She had been admitted to the hospital one day prior to her death. Survivors include her husband at the family home; two sons, Ervin B. Graves of Harrington and Robert K. Haase of Falls City.” (Odessa Record: 10-07-1976)

Haase, Lydia Yanke,  w/o Jno  (d. 9-20-1973; b. 1-30-1888; TS; OC; dc) “Lydia Haase.  Died: 9-20-1973.  Birth: 1-30-1888, SD.  Widowed. Spouse: John, deceased 1971. Father: Christoff Yanke. Mother; Justina Yanke. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Mrs John Haase died Thursday. Mrs John Haase, a resident of the Convalescent Center in Odessa for several years, and a life-time resident of the Odessa area, passed away at the center on Thursday, Sept 20, 1973 at the age of 85.  Mrs Haase was born in Parkston, South Dakota on Jan 30, 1888, the daughter of Christoph and Justine Janke. She and John Haase were married on Sept 6, 1905. The couple had 5 sons and 4 daughters. They lived most of their married life on a farm in the Odessa area, and then in town. Her son Clarence, and husband John preceded her in death.  Survivors include sons Otto of Spokane, Harold of Casa Grande, AZ, Harvey of Odessa and Weldon of Issaquah. Also surviving are her daughters, Mrs Hilda Millhorn of Casa Grande, AZ, Mrs Delora Yanke of Campe, CA, Mrs Elsie Bartalamay and Mrs Esther Schlimmer, both of Odessa. Mrs Haase had 21 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held in her honor on Sept 24 at 11 a.m. at the United Congregational Church, where she held membership. Dr Schafer officiated. Pall bearers were Ron Haase, Erwin Graves, Harlan Millhorn, Greg Haase, Bob Haase, Larry Widmer and Melvin Haase. Burial was at the Odessa Cemetery, with Strate Funeral Home in charge.” (Odessa Record: 9-27-1973)  “Out of town people here for the Lydia Haase funeral included Mr and Mrs Otto Haase, Douglas Vestal and Shawna; Bernice Lehman and Julie, John Millhorn and Adeline Luce of Spokane; Hilda Millhorn, Mr and Mrs Harold Haase, Casa Grande, AZ; Mr and Mrs Harlin Millhorn, Colville, WA; Gertrude and Ann Haase, Kenneth Anderson, Tacoma, WA; Mr and Mrs Richard Johnson, Auburn, WA; Mr and Mrs Larry Widmer, Maroga, CA; Mr and Mrs Herbert Delzer, Spangle, WA; Mr and Mr Dan Burholz, Kettle Falls, WA. John Millhorn was omitted from the list of pall bearers published in last week's paper.” (Odessa Record: 10-04-1973)

Haase, Pauline Stueckle,   (d. 12-21-1975; b. 7-31-1897; TS; OC; dc) “Pauline Haase. Died: 12-21-1975. Birth: 7-31-1897, SD. Widowed. Father: Jacob Stueckle. Mother: unknown. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Funeral services for Pauline Haase, 78, were held from the UCC in Odessa on Dec 24, Dr Ben M Schafer officiating. She had died at Davenport on Dec 21, (1975).  Duets sung at the service were ‘How Great Thou Art’ and ‘My God and I’, by Delbert and Delores Cook. Pianist at the service was Mrs. Sue Schafer and organist was Mrs. Cook. Interment was at the Odessa Cemetery.  Pauline Haase, the daughter of Jacob and Barbara Stueckle, was born July 3, 1897 in Eureka, SD.  She lived there until 1905 when the family moved to Dusty, WA. Pauline was united in marriage with Daniel Haase on Dec 8, 1919. After their marriage the couple lived on a farm near Odessa until 1942 when they retired here.  Mrs. Haase was a Gold Star mother in the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a member of the United Church, the United Daughters and the Ladies Aid Society.  Survivors include eight sons: Richard and Arthur of Kettle Falls, Herbert, Ernest and Donald of Odessa, Albert, Harvey and Stanley of Moses Lake; four daughters: Elsie Winter and Louella Smith of Odessa, Alma Burkholz of Kettle Falls, and Ruth Shoemacher of Ritzville; a sister, Mrs. Barbara Ottmar of Ritzville; two brothers, Chris and Art Stueckle of Colfax; 40 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband, Dan; sons, Edwin, Walter and Leon; and a daughter, Magdalina.” (Odessa Record: 1-01-1976)

Haase, Penny Sue Lobe,  (d. 5-09-1988; b. 1967; TS; OC; dc; obit) “Penny Lobe Haase (20).—Passed away May 9, 1988 in Odessa, WA. Her home, Moses Lake, WA. Formerly of Odessa. Survived by her husband, Koley R. Haase at the home; Parents, Neil and Colleen Lobe, Odessa; brother, Landon Lobe, Odessa; two grandparents, Faye Haase, Viola Fode, both of Odessa, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, two nephews. 1986 Odessa High School Graduate, active in many school Sports including Volleyball & Tennis, enjoyed outdoor recreation including water skiing. Public Graveside Service, Wednesday, May 11, 1988 at 11:30 a.m. Odessa Cemetery, Rev Glenn Gettinger officiating.” (scrapbook item) “Penny Sue Haase. Died: 5-09-1988, Odessa, WA. Mother: Colleen J. Haase. Father: Neil N. Lobe. Spouse: Koley Ray Haase. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Penny Sue (Lobe) Haase of Moses Lake, a former Odessa resident born in Spokane August 16, 1967, passed away May 9, (1988). She was married to Koley Haase Aug 22, 1986 in Odessa, and the couple lived here until March, 1988 when her husband’s employment took them to Moses Lake. She was a member of the United Congregational Church, a 1986 graduate of Odessa High school, and active in high school sports including volleyball and tennis. She also enjoyed outdoor activities, including waterskiing and spending time with her dogs, Scruffy and Sam. She is survived by her husband at the home, 8954 ‘B’ Tinkerloop, Moses Lake; by her parents, Neil and Colleen Lobe of Odessa; by a brother, Landon Lobe of Odessa; by her grandmothers, Faye Haase and Viola Fode, both of Odessa; and by two nephews and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  Graveside services under the direction of Strate Funeral Home were held May 11 at the Odessa Cemetery with Pastor Glenn Gettinger officiating. Casket bearers were Chip Hunt, Rick Walter, Randy Carlson, Alan Dart, Matt Miller and Lorus Scrupps. Honorary bearers included Diane Dart, Ronda Haase, Heidi Pukitis, Lori Miller, Cheryl Hunt and Annette Lemcke.” (Odessa Record: 5-19-1988)

Haase, Robert K.,   (d. 6-16-1988; b. 8-19-1957; TS; OC; obit)  “Robert K. Haase of Renton, a former Odessa resident who was born in Spokane Aug 19, 1957 to Weldon ‘Swede’ and Lucy Haase, died in Seattle June 16 following a motorcycle accident. He was employed by United Van Lines. Preceded in death by his parents, Mr. Haase is survived by a son, Garrett Haase, 12, of Kirkland; by a brother, Erwin ‘Tug’ Graves of Mohler; by 4 nieces: Sharon Graves and Roberta Graves, both of Spokane; Amanda Graves of Mohler, and Wanda Buddrius of Harrington; by two nephews, Robert Johnson of Ritzville and Jeff Johnson of Mohler; and by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service was held at the Odessa Cemetery Chapel on June 21, ministers John Brandon and Tim Wheatley officiating. Interment followed at the Odessa Cemetery under the direction of Strate Funeral Home. Casket bearers were Gene Baumgardner, Brian Haase, Mickey Haase, Greg Haase, Robert Johnson, Jeff Johnson and Mike Sarratt.” (Odessa Record-undated)

Haase, Ron (Roland H.),  (d. 8-11-1979; b. 4-19-1947; TS; OC; dc) “Roland Harvey Haase. Died: 8-11-1979; Birth: 4-19-1947, WA.  Spouse: Anne Catherine Evavold. Father: Harvey Haase. Mother: Clara Elsie Weber. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Funeral services were held for Roland (Ron) Haase at the UCC on Wednesday, Aug 15, 1979 with Rev Everett Schoessler officiating. Sacred selections of  ‘How Great Thou Are’ and ‘He Touched Me’ were sung by Peggy Salo. Organist was Delores Cook.  Pallbearers included Bill Weber, Wallace Weishaar, Tom Wolsborn, Bob Carr, Paul Horak and Gary Schmierer.  Honorary pall bearers were Tom Bartalamay, Rick Walter, Bill Carroll, Steve McPherson, Mike Nichols and Patrick Gies. Full military burial services were conducted by the VFW and American Legion at the Odessa Cemetery. Burial ritual was performed by VFW members Loren Schlimmer, Jerry Payne, Wayne Frederick, Robert Lubold, and Bobbie Engle.  Color guards and flag bearers were Don Zeiler, Bob Zimbelman, Don Schuh, Mel Zimbelman, and Harold Suchland. Firing squad included Weldon Walter, Reuben Els, Jake Reihs, Mel Schauerman, Ron Frederick, Troy Hartzell, and Ed Jasman. Taps were played by Roger Frederick.  Roland Harvey Haase was born April 19, 1947 on the family farm near Odessa, the son of Harvey and Clara (Weber) Haase. He was baptized in the Salem Lutheran Church in Marlin on July 6, 1947. Ron attended schools in Odessa. On March 26, 1961 he was confirmed into the Christian faith by the Rev H. G. Pfeiff in the UCC. He graduated from Odessa High School in 1965 and attended Big Bend Community College for 1 ½ years. In 1968 he entered the service of his country, being stationed in Germany for two years. He then served in Viet Nam for a year. On August 21, 1971 Ron was married to Anne C Evavold in Odessa, and they have lived in the Odessa area since. He was a member of the United Congregational Church; the VFW; the Odessa Trading Co bowling team; he was captain of the town basketball team. Ron was an avid sports fan, enjoying and participating in various athletic activities. He had worked for the Odessa Trading Company, the Odessa Union and had been employed by Weishaar Farms for the past six years. Ron passed away on Aug 11, 1979 in the Odessa Memorial Hospital as a result of a traffic accident 15 miles north of Odessa, at the age of 32 years, 3 months and 23 days. He is survived by his wife, Anne; two sons, Chad Philip and Andrew Scott; his parents, Harvey and Clara Haase; a sister, June Haase; a brother, Greg Haase; all of Odessa; nieces and nephews and many friends. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery with Father Anton Flour assisting. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: Aug 16, 1979)

Haase, Sharon,  (d. 1951 only; TS; OC; obit) “The two prematurely born daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Haase were brought from Colville and buried in the Odessa Cemetery on Friday. They had lived five hours for the first born and two and one-half hours for the other.” (Odessa Record: 5-10-1951)

Haase, Shirley C.,   (d. 1951; only; TS; OC; obit) “The two prematurely born daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Haase were brought from Colville and buried in the Odessa Cemetery on Friday. They had lived five hours for the first born and two and one-half hours for the other.” (Odessa Record: 5-10-1951)

Haase, Stanley D.,  (added) d. Nov 17, 1993,   “Memorial service for Stanley D, Haase, who died Wednesday, Nov 17, 1993, were held on Tuesday at the Odessa Cemetery Chapel. The Rev Jim Dowdy, interim pastor of the Heritage UCC officiated. Mr Haase was born in Odessa Sept 26, 1938, to Daniel and Pauline Stueckle Haase. He was the youngest of 16 children. He was a graduate of Odessa High school in the Class of 1957. Stanley was married to Carol Buxton on Dec 5, 1957 in Spokane. They later divorced. Survivors include one son, Brad Haase, of Vancouver; three daughters, Lori Wareham, of Bush Prairie, WA; Amy Haase, of Vancouver, and Jeanette Haase, of Salem, OR; 8 grandchildren; 4 sisters, Elsie Winter of Odessa; Alma Buckholz of Kettle Falls; Ruth Schumaker of Ritzville; and Louella Smith of Odessa; 3 brothers, Richard Haase, of Colville; Herb Haase and Don Haase, both of Odessa; one aunt, Barbara Ottmar, of Ritzville, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and 7 brothers, Edwin, Walt, Albert, Leon, Art, Harvey and Ernest. Interment was in Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (scrapbook item)

Haase, Weldon T.,   (d. 9-12-1983; b. 11-01-1921; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept 14, 1983 from the UCC in Odessa for Weldon ‘Swede’ Haase, who passed away on Sept 12, 1983, at the Veterans Hospital in Spokane. Rev Randy Middleton officiated at the service. Weldon ‘Swede’ Haase was born Nov 1, 1921, the son of John and Lydia Yanke Haase, in Odessa, WA. He attended the Odessa Schools and served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1945. He returned to the Odessa area, where he was engaged in farming with his brother, Harvey, for six years, and then turned to carpenter work. He was married to Lucy Graves on April 21, 1956. For the past five years he made his home in Wilbur. Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Clarence Haase, and his wife, Lucy.  Survivors include two sons, Robert K. Haase, San Jose, CA; and Irwin ‘Tug’ Graves, Mohler, WA; one grandson, Garett Haase, Redmond, WA; two step-grandsons, Robert and Jeff Johnson, Mohler, WA; three granddaughters, Shawn, Roberta and Amanda Graves, all of Harrington; one step granddaughter, Wanda Johnson, Mohler, WA; three brothers, Otto Haase, Spokane; Harold Haase, Casa Grande, AZ; and Harvey Haase, Odessa; four sisters, Hilda Millhorn, Spokane; Elsie Bartalamay and Esther Schlimmer, both of Odessa; and Delora Yankee, San Diego, CA; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Weldon was a member of VFW Post #6268, Wilbur, WA; and a World War II veteran. Sacred selections were played and sung by Delores Cook and Peggy Salo. Casket bearers were Greg Haase, John Millhorn, Harlin Millhorn, Melvin Haase, Larry Widmer, Don Haase and Curtis Finck. Honorary casket bearers are Henry C. Gies, Weldon Walter, Emanuel Becker, Boyd Angstrom, Frank Kunz and Jim Lane. Interment, with full military honors, was at the Odessa Cemetery with Strate Funeral Home of Davenport in charge.” (Odessa Record: 9-15-1983)

Haase, Wilhelmina,  d. 1934; b. 1863; TS; OC;

Haffner, Ezra,    (d. 1965; b. 1909; TS; OC; obit)  “Funeral services for Ezra Haffner, 56, former Odessa resident, now of Moses Lake, were held from the Odessa Baptist church on Monday morning. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery, with the Strate Funeral Home in charge. The Rev Vern Slater officiated. Ione Zeiler sang ‘In The Garden; and ;Beyond The Sunset’. Lynnae Roller furnished organ music.  Pallbearers included Louis Frederick, Jacob Reihs, Arthur Schimke, Connie Schlimmer, Clarence Meek and Ben Walter.  Born at Hitchcock, OK, June 27, 1909, Mr. Haffner was married to Dessie Zigler at Salem, MO in 1937. They came to Odessa in 1941. For 20 years he managed the Lincoln Duck Club property north of Odessa, working for the Odessa Trading company in season. In 1955 the family moved to Moses Lake where Mr. Haffner farmed and worked on construction projects. He was working on an irrigation project near Oroville Thursday when he was killed in an accident. He was guiding an irrigation pipe into position as it was being moved by a crane, and the pipe came in contact with a power line.  He is survived by his wife at home; stepsons, Lee Zigler of Barberville, CA, and john Zigler of Packwood; sisters, Mrs. Lydia Jackson of Denver, CO; Mrs. Oliva Tauffest of Moore, CA; Mrs. Helen Bjelde of Powers, OR; Mrs. Elma Odonel and Miss Edna Haffner of Pasco; brothers, Herman of Salem, OR; Albert of Salem, MO; and Herb Haffner of San Francisco. He is also survived by 13 gr4andchildren.” (Odessa Record: 9-16-1965)

Hahn see Hehn (or see Emmaus Cemetery listing)

Hamburg see Homburg

Hamburg, Ida Marie;  (1909-1979; added); “Graveside funeral services will be conducted today, Thursday, Nov 29, 1979, at 11 a.m. for Miss Ida Marie Hamburg, who passed away Nov 24, 1979 at Vancouver, WA; her home was Odessa. Ida Marie Hamburg was born Aug 25, 1909 in Odessa to Conrad Hamburg and Elizabeth Zier Hamburg. She lived and worked most of her life in Odessa. She worked first as a beautician and then in the food/nutrition area of the Odessa Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Odessa. Survivors include one brother J George Homberg of Woodland, WA. Casket bearers are Samuel Homberg, Lamar Homberg, Jake Homburg, Ron Homburg, Ralph Heimbigner and Owen Heimbigner. Interment is in the Odessa Cemetery with Strate Funeral Home of Davenport in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 11-29-1979; variations in spelling were in the original)

Hamilton, Chas T.,   (d. 7-22-42; b. 9-12-1857; h/o Luella; OC; DC; Strates) “Charles T. Hamilton. Residence: 7 miles northwest of Odessa, Lincoln Co, WA. Male, white, widowed, veterinary and laborer. Birth: Sept 12, 1857, Warren County, New York. Age: 84 yrs 10 mos 10 days. Spouse: Louella. Informant: August Bremer of Odessa. Death: 7-22-1942, rural Lincoln County, WA. Coronary Thrombosis, due to arteriosclerosis. L. J. Bonney, MD. Burial: Odessa, WA, Strate Funeral Home, Odessa, WA.” (WA State Certificate of Death) “Chas T. Hamilton. Residence: Spokane, WA. Death: July 22, 1942, 4 p.m., residence of August Bremer.  Birth: Sept 12, 1857, Hague, Warren Co, NY. Age: 84 yrs 10 mos 10 days. Male, white, widowed. Occupation: vet, animal breeder (horses and pigs), laborer. Was decedent ever a member of the Army, Navy or Marine Corps of the US? ‘to Spokane Co 1918 from NY.’  Wife, if deceased: Luella Smith, died 1931. Length of residence in city where death occurred: April 1942. Physician: Dr Bonney. Other relatives: none. Stevens County Welfare Board; Spokane County Welfare Board. Property and Homestead for Fish Hatchery between Colville and next Hiway east. Contractor Peterson in Spokane. Stevens Co—Miss Avis I Reid.... Reference of friends: Chas Graham: Supt Ice Delivery Co, Spokane; Joe Smith: Star Transfer; Mr. ? (Ernest) 606 ½ Monroe; all of Spokane.” (Mortuary Ledger)

Hamilton, Jim,  (h/o Nettie Hald. d. 9-17-1927; b. 6-08-1856; OC; obit; E. Cong) “James W Hamilton, age 71, a pioneer not only of the Odessa country but of the Pacific Northwest as well, died Saturday of pneumonia at the Sacred Heart hospital at Spokane, where he had been taken for treatment only a few days before. Mr. Hamilton, or ‘Jim’, as he was usually called, was well known by almost every resident of Odessa. For years he was night operator at the Pacific Telephone station where his faithful service won for him the respect of all. About five years ago he quit the company’s service and since that time after leaving his home here, he has resided in different parts of the Northwest. He returned to Odessa just a short time before his death, and while his health was not the best, neither he or any of his acquaintances ever dreamed that he had come home to die. Mr. Hamilton was born at Cottage Grove, Oregon, June 8, 1856. He was a typical westerner and in his youth rode the ranges of Washington, Oregon and Idaho, for different cattle outfits, and in that manner gained a knowledge of different districts that only a few men had. Oct 28, 1882, he was married to Miss Nettie Hald at Mitchell, Oregon and two daughters were the result of their reunion. The family came to Odessa about 26 years ago and afterwards took up a homestead west of town. Later they sold that and took charge of the local telephone office. Mrs. Hamilton died while manager for the company, here in 1918.  He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. B. C Adams, of Portland, OR, and Mrs. Gladys Nelson of Los Angeles, CA, and a niece, Gladys Adams of Seattle. Funeral services were held from the Odessa English Congregational Church, Monday afternoon, the Rev W. C. Rhea officiating, after which interment took place at the Odessa Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: Sept 23, 1927) 

Hamilton, Nettie,  (Hald)  (d. 8-01-1918; b. 9-02-1863; TS; OC; DC) “Mrs. Nettie Hamilton.  Female, white, married, phone operator.  Birth: Sept 2, 1863, Oregon; Aged: 54 yrs 10 mos 29 days. Father: H. C. Hald; Mother: Harriet Hull. Informant: James Hamilton of Odessa, WA. Death: Aug 1, 1918, Dist #6, Odessa, Lincoln Co, WA. Cause: Tumor in Abdomen, probably cancer. Duration: unknown. Contributory: articular rheumatism. Lee Ganson, MD, of Odessa. Burial: Odessa Cemetery on Aug 3, 1918. Undertaker: (not stated).” (WA State Register of Death)"Mrs Nettie Hamilton died at her home in Odessa Wednesday morning about six o’clock of a complication of a tumor of the abdomen, probably of a cancerous nature, and articular rheumatism. Her age at death was 54 years, 10 months and two days. Mrs. Hamilton was one of the early settlers of Odessa, having come here from Oregon. She was born at The Dalles and there grew to womanhood. In 1882 she married James Hamilton and 17 years ago came with her husband to Odessa. As the result of their union two children were born, Mrs. B. C. Adams and Mrs. J. A. Nelson, both of Rockford, Idaho. The former was with her mother at the time of her death and the latter arrived just after her demise. Mrs Hamilton was a life long member of the church, one of the best workers of the Congregational Ladies Aid and an every day Christian, a woman willing to aid the suffering, cheer the desponding and sustain the weak at all times. During the early part of her nine week’s illness, she suffered intensely, so much so that at times she prayed that death might take her but she seemed finally to grow stronger and became convinced that her life would be spared to continue her work as manager of the local telephone office, a position she had filled creditably for nine years, but her hopes were in vain. She leaves to mourn her loss, her two daughters, her husband, James Hamilton and many friends. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at the Congregational church, Rev J C Evans officiating after which the remains will be laid to rest in the Odessa Cemetery." (Odessa Record: 8-02-1918)

Hammerling, Christian,  (d. 1-14-1984; b. 11-06-1897; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan 19, 1984, from the Christ Lutheran Church in Odessa for Christian Hemmerling, who passed away on Jan 14, 1984. Pastor Daniel Cronrath and Pastor Albert Hausauer officiated at the services. Christian Hemmerling was born in Lichenthal, Russia on Nov 6, 1887, the son of Samuel Hemmerling and his wife, Caroline nee Woelz. He was baptized in the Christian faith and confirmed in the Christian faith, as taught by the Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church during his years in Odessa.  Christian received his formal education in Russia, graduating from Teacher’s Seminary Serata. He taught in schools in Russia before becoming engaged in agriculture. He was married to his wife, Marie on June 3, 1921. To this union nine children were born. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1971 with a family gathering at the family home in Odessa. In their earlier years, Christian and Marie moved from Russia to Poland, to East Germany, fleeing to West Germany, and then coming to America. They arrived in Odessa on August 19, 1956. Marie passed away Dec 12, 1977. Christian continued living in the family home until his physical health made it necessary for him to take up residency at the Odessa Convalescent Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie; by one son, Helmuth, and one daughter, Elsie; by his parents and by one sister, Caroline.  Survivors include four sons, Otto of West Germany; Emil of Odessa; Art of Lind, WA; and Ernst of Belmont, CA; by three daughters, Klara Gettman, Odessa; Adele Esslinger, Bothel, WA; and Lottie Anderson, Northridge, CA; by one brother, Edward of East Germany; by 17 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Providing special music for the services were Florence Stout at the organ. Donna Schafer sang sacred selections of ‘Holy God, We Praise Thy Name’; ‘Der Himmel Steht Offen’ and So Nim Denn Meine Haende.’  Casketbearers were Rick Hemmerling, Robert Hemmerling, Roy Hammerling, Uhrich Esslinger, Ivica Gruber and Bob Kromm. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery with Strate Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 1-19-1984) 

Hammerling, Marie,  w/o C.  (d. 12-12-1977; b. 11-06-1901; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Hemmerling, wife of Christian Hemmerling, Odessa, will be held Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from Christ Lutheran Church where she was a member. The service will be conducted at 2 p.m. with interment to follow at the Odessa Cemetery.  Officiating at the service will be Rev Daniel Cronrath and Rev Albert Hausauer. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Marie Hemmerling was born at Arzis, Bessarabia (Romania) on Nov 6, 1901. She died in Odessa on Monday, Dec 12, 1977. The Hemmerlings were married at Arzis in May of 1921. Survivors, in addition to her husband at the Odessa family home, are four sons: Otto Hemmerling of West Germany; Emil of Odessa; Arthur of Lind, and Ernst of Belmont, CA; three daughters: Klara Gettman of Odessa; Adele Esslinger of Seattle, and Lotte Andersen of North Ridge, CA; 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; two sisters: Bertha Rasch of east Germany and Lidia Kappel of west Germany. Pallbearers for the services will be sons Arthur, Emil and Ernst as well as grandsons Robert Hemmerling, Kurt Hemmerling, Roy Hammerling, Richard Hemmerling and Jorg Esslinger.” (Odessa Record: 12-15-1977)


Odessa City Cemetery Obituaries, Odessa, Washington,  submitted 

to the WAGenweb March 2006 by Marge Womach

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