Odessa City Cemetery 


                                                                      Obituaries submitted by Marge Womach



Page Ho through Hy


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.


Hoefel, Emil H.,   (d. 1-03-1921; b. 12-23-1919; TS; OC; Cong)  “Hofel, Harold Emil.  Birth: 23 Dec 1919, Odessa; Died: 3 Jan 1921, Odessa; 1 yr 11 dys; eltern, 1 bruder, 2 schwestern; Buried: 5 Jan 1921, Odessa.” (Odessa Congregational Funeral Ledger; cemetery not given) “The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hoefel, which was taken to Sacred Heart hospital last week for treatment for pneumonia, died there Monday evening and was brought home for burial the following day. Funeral services were held at the Pilgrim Congregational Church Wednesday afternoon, the Rev J G V Smith officiating, after which the remains were interred in the Odessa Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Hoefel have the sympathy of the whole community in their bereavement.—Odessa Record.” (Journal Times: Jan 13, 1921)

Hoefel, Emogene,   (d. 1992; b. 1930; TS; OC; obit) “Emogene F Hoefel.—Passed away Dec 26, 1992 in Odessa, WA. Her home, Odessa. Survived by her husband, Harold Hoefel, at the home; two daughters, Patricia Hoefel, Redmond, WA; Karen Hoefel, Spokane, WA; mother, Emma Starkel, Spokane; four sisters, Dorothy Wenz, Lorene Repp, and Janet Kuest, all of Spokane; Mary Betty Bechtol, Wenatchee, WA; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father, Jacob Starkel. She was a member of the Heritage UCC, Odessa. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec 29, 1992 at 11 a.m. from the Heritage UCC Sanctuary in Odessa. Rev Glenn Gettinger officiating. Interment to follow at Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home in charge.” (scrapbook item) “In Memory of Emogene Frances Hoefel. Born May 15, 1930, Almira, WA. Entered Into Rest Dec 26, 1992, Odessa, WA...” (Funeral Program)

Hoefel, Harold Carl,  (added)  “Harold Carl Hoefel, youngest son of Odessa pioneers Robert and Marie (Deeg) Hoefel, died Thursday, Sept 1, 2005, in Spokane, of respiratory failure. He was 81 years old. Harold was born March 30, 1924, on the family farm 12 miles south of Odessa. He attended Adams County schools and graduated from Odessa High school in 1941. Harold attended WSU for a short time before enlisting in the US Army Air Corps. He served in the 8th Air Force during WW II and was honorably discharged in Nov 1945. He returned to Odessa, where he engaged in wheat farming with his brothers Arthur and Paul. Harold and Emogene F. Starkel were married Dec 30, 1949, and raised two daughters, Patricia Sue and Karen Joy.  He was a lifelong member of the Heritage Church and an active member of the Odessa Lions Club for many years. He was an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Odessa Post #7395.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting and travel and was fond of music, especially playing the accordion. He took satisfaction in spending many hours in his farm shop, woodworking and creating useful field equipment. After retiring from farming in the early 1980s, he and Jean enjoyed traveling, until her death in 1992.  Harold and Shirley (McCoid) Baker, of Ainsworth, NE, were happily reacquainted in 1993 and were married July 2, 1994, in Omaha. They enjoyed 11 years of companionship. Harold took pleasure in knowing Shirley’s four children and their families.  Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Marie; his wife, Emogene, a brother, Arthur, and sisters Hilda Glasspool and Esther Mitchell.  He is survived by his daughters, Patricia Hoefel, of Redmond, WA, and Karen Hoefel, of Odessa; his wife, Shirley, of Odessa; a brother, Paul Hoefel and his wife Dora, of Spokane, nieces, nephews and many friends. Services were held Wednesday, Sept 7, at Heritage Church in Odessa, the rev Larry Snyder officiating. Interment was at Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 9-08-2005) 

Hoefel, Maria,  w/o Robert  (d. 1974; b. 1891; TS; OC; obit)  “Marie Hoefel, wife of Robert Hoefel of Odessa, and a 69-year resident of this area, died at the Odessa Memorial Hospital on July 10, (1974), at the age of 82 years.  Funeral services in her honor were held at the UCC on July 13, with Dr B M Schafer officiating. Maria was born on Sept 15, 1891 in Deniwitz, Russia, the daughter of John and Kathrina Deeg.  She came to the United States to live on a farm south of Odessa in 1905. She and Robert Hoefel were married on Feb 14, 1911, and they farmed at several different locations near Odessa until 1942, when they retired and moved to their home in  town.  The couple had six children, and had celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb 14, 1971. Two sons, Arthur and Emil, preceded Mrs. Hoefel in death.  In addition to Mr. Hoefel, she is survived by two sons, Paul and Harold, of Odessa; two daughters, Hilda Glasspool of Richmond, CA; and Esther Mitchell of San Diego, CA; 11 grandchildren; 10 great  grandchildren; a sister, Emma Richmond of Pocatello, ID, and many other relatives and friends.  Music for the funeral service was furnished by a men’s quartet, consisting of Wallace Weishaar, Gale Salo, Delmar Kirstein and Delbert Cook. They were accompanied by Delores Cook at the organ.  Casket bearers were Otto Deeg, Gary Hoefel, Richard Mitchell, Alex Harper, Marc Johnson, and Donald Mitchell.  Burial was in Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home.” (Odessa Record: 7-18-1974)

Hoefel, Robert,  h/o Maria  (d. 1976; b. 1889; TS; OC; obit)  “Robert Hoefel, 87-year-old pioneer farmer of the Odessa area, died here on Tuesday evening, June 22, (1976). Funeral services were held from the UCC on Friday afternoon. Hoefel, the son of Friedrich and Theresia Hoefel, was born on Feb 20, 1889 in Denniwitz, Russia. He came to the United States with his family in 1901, locating on a farm south of Odessa. He attended elementary schools in Russia, prior to the family’s moving, and in Adams County after their arrival in this country. Robert Hoefel was married to Maria Deeg on Feb 11, 1911.  The couple lived on several different farms south of Odessa until moving to town in 1942. The Hoefels had four sons and two daughters, two of the sons preceding him in death as did his wife.  The Hoefels lived to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in Feb, 1971. He has been a resident of the Odessa Convalescent Center, having moved there in July, 1975. Robert Hoefel had been a member of the UCC, Odessa, since 1901. He was a member of the Brotherhood and served on several boards and committees of the church through the years of his church membership. Survivors include two sons: Paul and Harold of Odessa; two daughters, Hilda Glasspool of Richmond, CA, and Esther Mitchel of San Diego, CA; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; four brothers and five sisters. Funeral services were held here from the United church at 2 p.m. Friday afternoon, June 25, 1976, Dr Ben M Schafer officiating. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery, Strate Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record:  July 1, 1976)

Hoff, baby,  s/o Darrell & S.  (d. 12-04-1963; b. 1963; TS; OC; Suchland’s listing shows this infant as ‘baby Sharon Hoff’, b. 1963; d. 1963)

Hoff, Edward H.,   (d. 1954; b. 1907; TS; OC)  “Edward Henry Hoff.  Died: 12-15-1954. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.”  (Lincoln Co Health burial card)  “Funeral services for Edward Henry Hoff, 48, Marlin, were held from the English Congregational church here on Sunday afternoon, with the Rev A. Hausauer officiating. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery, with the Strate Funeral Home in charge.  Pallbearers included R L Dashiell, Alvin Kramer, Bobbie Engle, Harvey Wagner, Alvin Schmierer and Dan Janke. Hoff had died on Wednesday, Dec 15, at his home there, while engaged in setting up a Christmas tree. A former rancher, his health had been such that he retired and spent his time working at the trade of a watchmaker.  Mr. Hoff was born near Odessa on Jan 9, 1907. While still a boy he moved with his parents to Dryden. On Sept 2, 1930, he was married to Esther  Kallenberger at Mount Vernon, WA, and returned to the Odessa area that year.  Survivors include his wife, Esther, and two children, Joyce and Darrell; four sisters, Mrs. Katie Stueckle, of Colfax; Mrs. Millie Stueckle, Lacrosse; Mrs. Leah Cook, Wenatchee; and Mrs. Martha Buresh, New Haven, MI; two brothers, Jake Hoff of Cashmere, and John Hoff of Dishman.” (Odessa Record: 12-23-1954)

Hoff, Esther Estella Fink,   d. 1981; b. 1910; TS; OC; (died under Fink surname) “Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 29, 1981 at 10 a.m. from the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Moses Lake for Mrs. Esther Ella Fink of Moses Lake who passed away on Friday, July 24, 1981 form injuries received in a car-pedestrian accident in Moses Lake on Thursday, July 23, 1981.  Rev Daniel Stime of Moses Lake officiated at the services. Esther was born at Krupp (Marlin), WA, on Sept 3, 1910, the daughter of Jacob and Eva Kallenberger, pioneer residents of the area. She was married to Edward Hoff and they lived in the Cashmere area for a time before moving to the Marlin area.  Mr. Hoff passed away in 1954. In 1956 she was married to Sam Fink.  Survivors include her husband, Sam Fink, Moses Lake; 2 sons, Darrell Hoff, Portland; and Duane Fink, Moses Lake; 3 daughters, Joyce Smith, Pasco; Janice Kamback, New York, NY; and Myrna Blakely, Quincy; 25 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 3 brothers, Oscar Kallenberger, Milton-Freewater, OR; Henry Kallenberger, Marlin, WA; and Raymond Kallenberger, Box Elder, MT; 3 sisters, Emma Zimbelman, Odessa; Ida Schorzman, Marlin; and Clare Cox, Portland; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Duane Hoff. Pallbearers were Eugene Schorzman, Melvin Zimbelman, Howard Pfeifer, Alvin Fink, Gayle Gering, and Marvin Fink. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery at 2 p.m. with the Rev Albert Hausauer officiating. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home of Moses Lake was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 7-30-1981)

Hoff, John Sr.,  h/o Kath. (d. 2-20-1938; b. 1-21-1863; TS; OC; obit; Strates) “John Hoff, Sr. Residence: Odessa, WA. Death: Feb 20, 1938, 1:50 a.m., at home in Odessa, WA. Informant: Katherina Hoff. Birth: Jan 21, 1863, Russia. Age: 75 years 31 days. Male, white, married, retired farmer. Date last worked: Feb 1937. Total years in occupation: Since 18 yrs old, 50 yrs. Length of residence in Odessa: 4 months. Previous residence: Dryden, WA. In US: Since 1899. Father: George Hoff, born Russia; Mother: Elizabeth Ziler, born Russia.  Physician: L. J. Bonney. Leaves: Wife, Katherine Hoff; 3 sons: John Hoff, Marlin, WA; Edward Hoff, Dryden, WA; Jake Hoff, Dryden, WA; 4 daughters: Katie Stueckle, Colfax, WA; Amelia Stueckle, Lacrosse, WA; Leah Cook, Dryden, WA; Martha Burech, New Haven, MI; 1 sister, 2 brothers, 25 grandchildren.” (Mortuary Ledger) “John Hoff, retired wheat rancher, died at his home here on Sunday after a long illness. Mr. Hoff was native of Russia and came to this district with his family in 1899 and took up wheat raising. He later bought an apple orchard near Dryden and lived there until a year ago, when he moved back to Odessa. Four days before his death he suffered a stroke and during the period that followed wavered between consciousness and a coma, until death came on  Sunday. He is survived by his widow, four daughters: Mrs. Amelia Steuckle, Lacrosse, WA; Mrs. H. Steuckle, Colfax, WA; Mrs. Leah Cook, Dryden, WA; Mrs. Martha Busch, New Haven, MI; and three sons: John, Marlin; Edward and Jacob, Dryden.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon from the Pilgrim Congregational church, the Rev J. C. Schwabenland officiating, with burial in the Odessa Cemetery, the Strate Funeral Home in charge.” (Odessa Record: 2-24-1938) 

Hoff, (Mary) Katheryn,   (d. 9-01-1938; b. 2-23-1869; TS; OC Strates; Cong) “Marie K Hoff. Age: 69 yrs 6 mos 10 days. Dated: Sept 2, 1938. LaCrosse” (sic). “Mary Katherina Hoff. Residence: 10 miles East of LaCrosse. Death: Sept 1, 1938, 8 a.m., at present home 10 miles east of Lacrosse, WA. Informant: Christ Stueckle of Lacrosse. Birth: Feb 23, 1869, Frank, Russia. Female, white, widowed, housewife retired. Last worked: Jan 1937. Time spent in occupation: married 1891, 47 yrs. Length of residence at Lacrosse: 6 mos. Previous residence: Odessa. Father: John Hoff born Russia (sic); Mother: not obtainable. Physician: Dr Dan Henry of Endicott, WA. Relatives: sons. One sister: Mrs. Conrad Schmidt, Scouts Bluff, NE.” (Mortuary Ledger)

Hoffner, Ezra,  (added)   “Ezra Hoffner.  Died: 9-09-1965.  Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health burial card)

Hoffstrand, Kenneth R.,  (d. 3-08-1997; b. 1-15-1921; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services for Kenneth Hofstrand were held on Wednesday, March 12, at the Odessa Cemetery Chapel. Mr Hofstrand, a resident of Wilson Creek, died in Spokane on Saturday, March 8, 1997. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Odessa Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by his wife, Esther Hofstrand, at the home; two brothers, Ralph Hofstrand of Great Falls, MT, and Arthur Hofstrand, of Vallejo, CA; one sister, Irma Hofstrand, of Great Falls, MT; and several nieces, nephews and friends. Wendell Gabbert was the reader at the funeral services. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record-March 13, 1997)

Holm (see also Holmes)

Holm, Clifton P.,  (added; d. Aug 3, 1988 ? burial)  Clifton P. Holm of Odessa, a long-time educator in eastern Washington who concluded his career as principal of Odessa Elementary school between 1954 and 1973, passed away Aug 3 at Odessa Memorial Hospital. He was 78.  Born in Spokane, Mr. Holm graduated from North Central High school, then attended Cheney Normal School (now EWU) and the University of Washington. He was a graduate of Gonzaga University Law School. He began teaching in the mid-1930s at Coulee City, and taught at Wellpinit and Colfax before serving as teacher, principal and superintendent for the Garfield School District between 1944 and 1954.  He was a member of the English Congregational Church of Odessa. Mr. Holm is survived by his wife, Jackie, at the family home; by a son Mark Holm of Silverdale; by two daughters: Apryl Wraspir of Odessa and Donel Griggs of Bellingham; and by 7 grandchildren. Memorial service was held at the English Congregational Church on Aug 5, Rev Cynthia Scanlin officiating. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 8-11-1988)

Holman, Betty (Johansen),  (added):  “Betty (Johansen) Holman died Monday, Jan 3, 2005 in Spokane.  She was born Sept 26, 1919, in Fresno, CA to Theo and Marian (Damkier) Johansen. She was baptized by her grandfather, the Rev Jen Johansen.  She graduated from Fresno State College in 1933. She taught school at Conejo, CA, from 1941 to 1946. She married Henry Holman on June 1, 1946, in Fresno. They moved to Lamona where they lived and farmed until they moved to Odessa, in 1976. She remained in Odessa until 2003 when she moved to Royal Park Care Center in Spokane where she lived until her death. Betty taught school in Odessa for 16 years. She was  a member of the Zion Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Odessa Grange, National Retired Teacher Assoc, VFW Auxiliary, church choir, Odessa Healthcare Women’s Auxiliary Guild, Golden Oldies and was a church organist for many years.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Theo and Marian, husband, Henry, in 1990, and brother-in-law Roger Pries, of CA.  She is survived by two sons, Gary Holman of Spokane, and Craig (and Ellen) Holman of Lamona; two grandchildren, Andrew and Stephanie Holman, of Lamona; two sisters, Dorla Pries, of Fresno, CA; and Barbara (and Jim) Menzmer of Ukiah, CA; four nieces and four nephews and numerous cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held on Jan 7 at 11 a.m. at the Zion Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Odessa Pastor Don Smith, will officiate the service. Concluding services and interment will follow at the Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, is in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 2005)

Holman, B. Walker,  h/o E.  (d. 1963; b. 1882; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services for B. Walker Holman, 80, long time Lamona area resident, were held from the Zion Emmanuel Lutheran church on Friday afternoon. The Rev Elmer Wenzel officiated, with burial in the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home.  Mr. Holman, who was born in LaGrande, Oregon, April 9, 1882, came to this area as a young man. He married Miss Emma Doris Davis in Davenport on Nov 25, 1903. They remained in the Lamona area, where they developed considerable land and cattle holdings.  Last May, because of age, he entered the Ritzville nursing home, where he died on March 19.  He is survived by his wife, Emma; two sons, Edwin Holman of Chewelah, and Henry Holman of Lamona; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Miller, Lamona, and Mrs. Martha Roloff, Chewelah; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.” (March 28, 1963-Odessa Record)

Holman, Edwin M.,   (d. 1970; b. 1908; TS; OC; obit)  “Last rites for Edwin M. Holman, a resident of Chewelah since 1948, were held in Odessa at Zion-Emmanuel Lutheran Church Thursday afternoon. He died on Feb 21, 1970, at his Chewelah home, it is reported. Edwin Marshall Holman was born on Jan 15, 1908 at Reardan, the son of E and Emma Holman. He attended schools in Reardan. In 1926 he moved with his parents to Lamona where he lived until buying a farm at Chewelah in 1948. Survivors include one brother, Henry, of Lamona; two sisters, Mrs. Jake Miller (Hazel) of Lamona and Mrs. Rudolph Roloff (Martha) of Chewelah; two nieces and two nephews. Rev Harold Lachmann officiated at the funeral held here. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery.”  (Odessa Record-Mar 5, 1970)

Holman, Emma D.,  w/o B. W.,  (d. 1964; b. 1885; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services for Emma D. Holman, long time resident of the Lamona area, were held Saturday morning from the Zion Emmanuel Lutheran church, Pastor Elmer Wenzel officiating. Burial was in the Odessa cemetery under direction of the Strate Funeral Home. Mrs. Holman, who had been hospitalized the last few years, died Thursday morning. She was born, Emma Dora Davis, in St Paul, MN, on August 7, 1885, and had lived to an age of 78.  She married B. Walker Holman at Davenport on Nov 25, 1903. He died March 19, 1963.  The Holman family included four children; four grand-children and four great grandchildren. Survivors include two sons, Edwin Holman, Chewelah; Henry Holman, Lamona; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Miller, Lamona; Mrs. Martha Roloff, Chewelah; two brothers, Ralph Davis, Moses Lake; Dave Davis, Davenport; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Sautter, Davenport.” (Feb 20, 1964-Odessa Record)

Holman, Henry Walker,    “Henry Walker Holman of Odessa, born Feb 27, 1906 at Reardan to ‘B’ and Emma Holman, passed away at the Odessa Convalescent Center Jan 22. He attended schools north of Reardan, then graduated in 1926 from Davenport High School. After working on construction at Coulee Dam and Yellowstone National Park, he entered the military service, serving with the Army Aviation Engineers in England and on the European continent from 1942 until 1945. He was married to Betty Johansen in Fresno, CA in June 1946, and the couple farmed at Lamona until 1976, when they retired and moved to Odessa. Mr. Holman was a charter member of the Harrington Lions Club and a member of Odessa Grange 931, the Odessa American Legion and VFW posts, and of Zion Emmanuel Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife Betty, at the family home here; by a son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Ellen Holman and by a grandson Andrew, all of Lamona. Funeral services will be held from Zion Emmanuel Lutheran Church today (Thursday, Jan 25) at 11 AM, Pastor David Blair officiating. Graveside service and vault interment will follow at the Odessa Cemetery under the direction of Strate Funeral Home.” (Odessa Record-Jan 25, 1990) (2-01-90; “Last week’s final information about Henry Walker Holman, who passed away Jan 22, inadvertently omitted the name of a survivor. Mr. Holman’s son Gary, an Odessa resident also survives.”)

Holmes, Iva,  d/o David C.  (d. 12-03-15; b. 7-29-02; DC; ns-Suchland A4-29-32; Holm per Suchland) “Iva Holmes.  Female, white, single, Occupation: school; Birth: July 29, 1902, WA. Age: 13 yr 5 mos 4 dy. Father: David C Holmes born Iowa; Mother: born Iowa. Informant: D. C. Holmes. Death: Dec 3, 1915, Odessa, Lincoln County, WA. Cause: Mitrol stenoses of several years duration. Contributory: Endocarditis. L. Ganson, MD, of Odessa. Burial: (not shown), Burial: 12-05-1915, G B Stone of Odessa.” WA State Register of Death).

"Our little community was sorely shocked last Saturday morning when it was generally learned that Iva Holmes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. C Holmes, had passed away during the night. Though it was commonly understood that she had been steadily failing with heart trouble and that death was liable to result there from,the blow still staggered her many friends. Iva was born in Spokane July 29, 1902 and had lived in Odessa practically all of her life. She was never a strong, but a sweet lovable child and a favorite with all her acquaintances. Her illness began about five years ago, but in its earlier stages it was thought that in time she would outgrow it. About six weeks ago she was first confined to the house and after that never rallied but grew steadily worse until death came to relieve her pain. Funeral services were held at the English Congregational church Sunday afternoon at two o’clock after which interment took place at the Lutheran Cemetery. The Record joins with every one in Odessa in extending sympathy to the grief stricken parents in their bereavement." (Odessa Record: 12-10-1915)

Holst, Amanda,  (d. 12-04-1903; b. 11-14-1896; TS; OC)

Holst, Emma,  (d. 6-01-1898; b. 5-20-1898; TS; OC; burial pre-dates origin of cemetery)

Holst, Martha,   (d. 12-16-1903; b. 2-02-1894; TS; OC)

Holt, Charles N.,   (d. 9-24-1912; b. age 2; no TS; OC; obit) “The two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. O. N. Holt, living ten miles north of Odessa, died Tuesday from bowel trouble. The funeral was held yesterday from the home and burial took place in the German Lutheran Cemetery west of town.” (Odessa Record: 9-27-1912) “Charles N. Holt. Male, white, single. Birth: 6-07-1910, WA; aged 2 yrs 3 mos 16 days. Father: Otto N. Holt, b. WI; Mother: Susie R. Hasby, b. Iowa. Death: 9-24-1912, 10:15 a.m., Odessa, Lincoln County. Cause: Acute indigestion and dysentery. 6 days duration.  H. Mitchell, MD, Odessa.” (WA State Certificate of Death; no burial data)

Homberg, Anna Marie,  w/o Samuel  (d. 4-30-1993; b. 7-04-1906; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services for Anna Homberg were held Monday, May 3, at the Heritage UCC in Odessa. Mrs. Homberg, who was 86 years old, died Friday, April 30, 1993, in Odessa following a lengthy illness. She was born on July 4, 1906, nine miles southwest of Odessa. She was the daughter of William and Anna Ramm. She attended school at the Billy Crees one-room country schoolhouse. Anna married Samuel Homberg on Oct 31, 1930. She is remembered ass a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Heritage UCC church and the ladies Aid/Sewing Circle. She was a Sunday School teacher. Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Samuel Homberg; a son and daughter-in-law, Lamar and Marlene Homberg, of Odessa; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Robert Kissler of Odessa, and Judith and Robert Schmidt, of Spokane; one daughter-in-law, Ruth Dugger, of Colfax; eight grandchildren, Brian Homberg, Lizann Hink, Ellen Holman, Darrin Schmidt, Jason Schmidt, Brent Kissler, Lance Kissler and Randy Dugger; one brother, W. C. ‘Bing’ Ramm, of Soap Lake; one sister, Evelyn Devaney, of Moses Lake; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins and many friends. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert, Eugene, Emil and Kenneth Ramm, and four sisters, Lydia Beard, Ella Redman and Dorothy and Helen Ramm; two sons, Sammy Homberg Jr and Robert Dugger, and two grandsons, Robert ‘Sammy’ Kissler and Loren Homberg. The Rev James Dowdy officiated at the funeral. Interment was at Odessa Cemetery. Casket bearers were Brian Homberg, Darrin Schmidt, Jason Schmidt, Brent Kissler, Lance Kissler and Gerry Ramm. Strate Funeral Home in charge.” (scrapbook obit)

Homberg, Conrad,   (d. 1960; b. 1878; TS; OC; LL) “Conrad Homburg. Born: Jan 21, 1878, Walter, No. Russia. Died: Friday,  June 24, 1960, Woodland, WA, from heart. Service: Christ Church, Odessa, WA. Tuesday, June 28, 1960. Interment, Odessa Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Edith Homburg, son George. Text: Genesis 48:21. C J Fritz, Pastor.” (Christ Lutheran ledger)

Homberg, Edith,   (d. 1979; b. 1909; TS; OC)

Homberg, Elisabeth Zier,   (d. 8-14-1920; b. 8-02-1883; TS; OC; obit; LL; DC) “Lizzie Hamburg.  Female, white, married, housewife. Birth: Aug 2, 1883, Russia; Aged: 37 yrs 12 days; Father: Geo Zier, born Russia; Mother: Lizzie Ruff, born Russia.  Informant: Con Hamburg, Odessa, WA.  Death: Aug 14, 1920, Odessa, Lincoln County. Cause; Hemorrhage. Contributory: TB of 2 yrs duration; L. M. Thompson, MD.  Burial: Odessa Cemetery, Aug 19, 1920. Undertaker: (not stated).” (WA State Register of Death) “Elisabeth Homberg nee Zier. Born 2 August 1883 in Dittul, Russia, married Conrad Hamburg; 2  children; Died: 14 Aug 1920, Funeral the 17th in Odessa. Age: 37 yrs 12 days.” (Christ Lutheran Church ledger) “In some manner last week the Record failed to get the data on the death of Mrs. Con Homburg, who passed away in her home here of tuberculosis Saturday, August 14th, after an illness of a year and three months, the latter part of which she was continuously bedfast. Her age was 37 years and 12 days. She was born in Russia, but 33 years ago emigrated to Washington with her parents, where they first settled near Walla Walla and when this district opened up, located on a homestead southeast of Odessa. Jan 20, 1907 she was united in marriage with Con Homburg. Two children blessed this union, both of which survive their mother and with their father mourn her loss. Funeral services were held from the Lutheran church, Tuesday, Aug 17th, the Rev R. P. Christensen officiating, after which interment took place at the Odessa Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 27 Aug 1920)

Homberg, Herrmann,  (added) d. 15 July 1903 LL “Herrmann Homburg, born 16 Aug 1901 died 15 July 1903 in Adams County, burial 17 July 1903 in Heimbuchner’s Cemetery in Odessa, WA. Surviving: ____, parents, and 2 sisters.”  (Christ Lutheran Church ledger; German script)

Homberg, Jacob,  h/o Marie  (d. 2-11-1930; b. 10-15-1872; TS; OC; DC) “Jacob Hamburg. Male, white, married. Farmer. Birth: Oct 15, 1872, Russia; Aged 57 yrs 3 mos 26 days.  Father: Conrad Hamburg, born Russia; Mother: born Russia. Informant: Marie Hamburg (wife), Irby, WA. Death: 2-11-1930, Irby, Adams County. Cause: Endocarditis acute and myocarditis. Contributory: Infection and general breakdown. R M Thompson, MD, of Odessa. Burial: Odessa, WA, on 2-13-1930; J E Turner, Undertaker, Harrington, WA.” (WA State Register of Death) “Jacob Hamburg. Age: 47 yrs 3 mos 25 days. Dated: Feb 14, 1930. Burial: Odessa.” (St Mathews Congregational Church ledger)

Homburg, Jacob,  h/o Amelia  (d. 1985; b. 1906; TS; OC; obit) “Jacob Homburg, a lifelong resident here who was born to Jacob and Marie Dorothy Homburg Dec 14, 1906, passed away July 10, (1985) at Moses Lake.  Educated at Wacker school, he spent his entire life farming, enjoying outdoor sports as well.  Married in 1948 to Amelia Wirtenberger, Mr. Homburg was the father of three: sons, Jacob James and Ronald George, and daughter Rosemary. He was a member of the United Congregational Church. Preceded in death by his older son, Jacob, and by two sisters, Minnie Gettman and Martha Pritchard, Mr. Homburg is survived by his son Ronald of Odessa and his daughter Rosemary Groves of Bainbridge Island; by three sisters: Katie Kissler, Elizabeth Fink and Mary Miller Howarth, all of Odessa; by a brother, Sam Homburg, of Odessa; and by two grandchildren. Funeral service was held July 12 at UCC, the Rev Randy Middleton officiating. Interment followed at Odessa Cemetery under the direction of Strate Funeral Home. Casket bearers were Loren Homberg, Neil Fink, Steven Fink, Tracy Kissler, Jon Fink and Troy Kissler. Honorary bearers were Robert Schafer, Melvin Kissler, Don Wacker and Al Fink.” (Odessa Record:  7-18-1985)

Homburg, Jacob J. Jr.,   (d. 1973; b. 1951; TS; OC)“Two Young Men Killed in Accident Friday Night. A tragic accident took the lives of two Odessa youth Friday night, just outside the south city limits of Odessa on SR 21. Jacob J. Homburg, Jr., driver of the 1967 Ford Hardtop, and William Walters, a passenger, were both thrown from the car as it came down the hill south of town and ran off the right side of the roadway, became airborne, and then rolled as it hit the ground, causing the doors to fly open. The vehicle again became airborne, finally coming to rest on its wheels facing west.  Both young men were taken to the Odessa Memorial Hospital by the Emergency Rescue ambulance, and later transferred to Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane by Air Force Helicopter from Fairchild Air Force Base. They both died at the Spokane hospital. Investigating officer was Trooper Dennis R. English of Odessa, assisted by Sgt. M. J. Koch, who was here on duty at the Deutsches Fest, and Lincoln County Sheriff’s officers.  Jacob James (Jakie) Homburg, Jr., 22, was the son of Jacob and Amelia Homburg. He was born on Jan 14, 1951 and lived in the Odessa area all of his life. He attended elementary school and high school in Odessa, graduating in 1969. He then attended Columbia Basin Community College, and graduated in Auto Mechanics in 1971. At the time of his death he was farming southwest of Odessa.  He was a member of the United Congregational Church. Surviving him, in addition to his father, Jacob Sr., of Odessa, and his mother, Amelia Worley, of Spokane, are a sister, Rosemary Mauher of Bremerton, and a brother, Ronald, of Odessa. Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, Sept 19 at 2 p.m.  Dr B  M Schafer officiated. Interment was at the Odessa Cemetery, with Strate Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 9-20-1973) “Jacob (Jakie) Homberg.—His home, Odessa, WA. He is survived by his father, Jacob Homberg, Odessa; His mother, Mrs. Amelia Worley, Spokane; one sister, Mrs. Rosemary Mauher, Bremerton, WA; one brother, Ronald Homberg, Odessa, WA. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept 19 at 2 p.m. form the United Congregational Church, Odessa, WA. The Rev B. M. Schafer officiating. Interment at Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA. Strate Funeral Home, Odessa, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 9-18-1973)

Homberg, Lamar D.,  f/o Loren  (d. 2-11-1995; b. 1-28-1933; TS; OC) “Lamar D. Homberg, a life-long resident of Odessa and community leader, died Saturday, Feb 11, 1995, in Hemet, CA.  Mr. Homberg, a retired farmer, was 62 years old. He and his wife, Marlene, were spending the winter months in California.  He was born on Jan 28, 1933, in Odessa, the son of Samuel and Anna (Ramm) Homberg. He grew up in the Odessa area, attending Odessa schools and graduating from Odessa High School. He married Marlene Scrupps.  He was vice-president of the board of trustees of Lincoln Electric Cooperative, a member of the Washington Assoc. of Wheat Growers, Odessa Grange #931, the Odessa Union Warehouse Cooperative and the Heritage United Church of Christ. He was a past member of the Odessa School District board of directors. He was active for many years in soil conservation programs and reclamation and irrigation projects in the Odessa region.  He is survived by his wife, Marlene, at the home in Odessa; one son and his wife, Brian and Brenda Homberg, of Odessa; two daughters, Lizann Hink and her husband, Shorty, of Kittitas, and Ellen Holman and her husband, Craig, of Lamona; 7 grandchildren, Brianne and Christopher Homberg, of Odessa; Jeremy and Joshua Hink, of Kittitas; and Andrew and Stephanie Holman, of Odessa; and John Neblock of Odessa; his father, Samuel Homberg, of Odessa; two sisters, Patricia Kissler, of Odessa, and Judith Schmidt, of Spokane; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb 17, at 11 a.m. at the Heritage UCC Sanctuary in Odessa. Interment will be in the Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 1995)

Homberg, Loren L.,  d/o Lamar  (d. 6-10-1987; b. 1-30-1962; TS; OC; obit)  “Loren Lamar Homberg of Odessa, born here Jan 30, 1962 to Lamar and Marlene Homberg, passed away June 30, (1987) at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. He received his education through the Odessa schools, graduating from high school with the class of 1980. Later, he attended college at Spokane Community College and at Big bend Community College, Moses Lake. An avid outdoors person, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating. For a number of years, he worked on the family farm with his father and mother. He is survived by his parents, Lamar and Marlene Homberg of Odessa; by a brother and sister-in-law, Brian and Bobbi Homberg of Odessa; by a sister and brother-in-law,  Lizann and Shorty Hink of Kittitas; by a sister and brother-in-law, Ellen and Craig Holman of Lamona; by a niece, Brianne Homberg; by 3 nephews, Chris Homberg, Jeremy Hink and Joshua Hink; by his paternal grandparents, Sam and Ann Homberg; and by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service was held June 16 at the UCC, Rev Randall Griffith officiating. Concluding services and vault interment followed at Odessa Cemetery under the direction of Strate Funeral Home. Casket bearers were Tom Luiten, Steve Finkbeiner, Brad Frederick, Tom Keaton, Bill Braun and Troy Kissler. Honorary bearers were Bill Schmierer and Dean Schott.” (Odessa Record: 6-18-1987)

Hamburg, Marie Dorothy,   (d. 7-22-44; b. 10-16-1870; w/o Jac; TS; OC; Strates; Cong) “Maria Dorothea Hamburg. Age: 73 yrs 8 mos 2 days. Dated: July 25, 1944. Burial: Odessa.” (St Mathews Congregational Church ledger) “Mrs Marie Dorothy Hamburg. Residence: Rural, Odessa, WA. Place of Death: Ritzville General Hospital. Birth: Oct 16, 1870, Frank, Russia.  Death: July 22, 1944. Age: 73 yrs 7 mos 6 days. Female, white, widow of Jacob, housewife. Father: Conrad Zeiler, born Russia; Mother: Katherine Smith, born Russia. Cause of death: carcinomatoris; Secondary: metastatic from rectum. Physician: Dr W H Sweet, Ritzville, WA. Burial: Odessa, WA. Funeral: St Matthew Cong. Church, Tuesday, July 25, 1944, 2 p.m., Rev J. P. Flemmer.” (Mortuary Ledger)

Homberg, Sammy Jr.,   (d. 8-24-1947; b. 9-23-1931; TS; OC; Strates; obit; Cong) “Samuel Hamburg, Jr. Residence: Odessa, WA. Place of death: Ritzville General Hospital. Birth: Sept 23, 1931. Death: Aug 24, 1947. Age: 15 yrs 11 mos 1 day. Male, single, white, born Odessa, WA. Father: Samuel Hamburg Sr, born Odessa, WA. Mother; Anna Marie Ramm born Odessa, WA. Cause of death: Injury from horse fall. Physician: Dr Lindsay. Burial: Odessa Cemetery. Funeral: English Church, Odessa, 2 p.m. Interment: Aug 27, 1947.” (Mortuary Ledger) “Samuel Jr Homberg. Born: 23 Sept 1931; Died: 24 Aug 1947.” (Congregational Church ledger by Eslinger) “Sam Homburg Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Homberg, died early Sunday morning at the Ritzville hospital of injuries received the day before when he was thrown from a horse.  He and his half-brother, Robt. Dugger, were chasing cattle from a haystack with their saddle horses, when the horse ridden by Sammie stepped into a hole and fell, throwing his rider. Robert noticed the accident and after investigating, brought aid and the youth was taken to the Ritzville hospital.  Sammie was a junior in Odessa high school, and would have been 16 years of age next month. He was born Sept 23, 1931, near Odessa and had lived here all his life. He is survived by his parents, his half brother, Robert Dugger; one brother, Lamar Homberg, and two sisters, Judith and Patricia. Funeral services were held from the English Congregational church on Wednesday afternoon, the Rev E J Eslinger of the UCC officiating, with burial in the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of Strate Funeral Home.” (Odessa Record: 8-28-1947)

Homberg, Samuel,  h/o A.M.   (d. 4-30-1996; b. 7-16-1908; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services for Samuel Homberg were held on Friday, May 3, at the Heritage UCC in Odessa. Mr Homberg, who was 87 years old, died Tuesday, April 30, 1996, in Moses Lake. He was born on July 16, 1908, on the family farm near Odessa, the son of Jacob and Mary (Zeiler) Homberg. Samuel married Anna Marie Ramm on Oct 31, 1930. They celebrated 62 years of marriage prior to Anna’s death on April 30, 1993. He was a member of the Heritage UCC. There he served as a trustee and financial secretary. After retiring from farming, he drove school bus for 20 years and repaired outboard motors. He is also remembered for his avid love of bowling and baseball. Survivors include his daughters, Patricia Kissler, of Odessa, and Judith Schmidt, of Spokane; daughters-in-law, Marlene Homberg, of Odessa, and Ruth Dugger of Colfax; two sisters, Elizabeth Fink and Mary Miller Harruff, of Odessa; 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jacob and Herman; three sisters, Minnie Gettman, Martha Pritchard and Katie Kissler; three sons, Sammy Homberg, Jr., Lamar Homberg and Robert Dugger, and two grandsons, Robert ‘Sammy’ Kissler and Loren Homberg.  The Rev Larry Pierson officiated at the funeral. Interment was at Odessa Cemetery. Casket bearers were Brian Homberg, Shorty Hink, Craig Holman, Brent Kissler, Lance Kissler, Darrin Schmidt, Jason Schmidt and Ronald Homburg. Honorary bearers were Lamar Heimbigner, Bill Richardson, Roland Schafer, Herb Spies, Walter Ott and Roy Walter.” (Odessa Record-May 9, 1996)

Hopp, Anne E.,  (Kammerzell)    (d. 9-07-1917; b. 12-__-1864; TS; OC; LL; obit; DC) “Anna E. Hopp. Female, white, married, housewife. Birth: Dec 1873, Russia. Age 43 yrs 9 mos. Father: Henry Kamerzelee born Russia; Mother: unknown; Informant: Jacob Hopp, of Odessa. Death: 9-07-1917, Odessa, Adams County, WA. Cause of death: General Peritonitis. Contributory: Obstinate constipation of several yrs duration. H. Mitchell, MD of Odessa, WA. G. B. Stone, Undertaker.” (WA State Register of Death; Burial not stated) “Anna Elisabeth Hopp, nee Kammerzell, wife of Jacob Hopp of Odessa, WA. Born: Dec 1863 in Russland, died Sept 7, 1917, funeral 9 Sept 1917 in Odessa, WA. Age 53 yr 9 mos” (Christ Lutheran Ledger)  “Mrs. Jacob Hopp died at her home eighteen miles southwest of Odessa about noon Friday after a short illness of inflammation of the bowels. Her remains were brought to Odessa and funeral services held at the German Lutheran church Sunday afternoon, Rev John Eichhorn officiating after which burial took place at the Odessa Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 9-14-1917)  

Hopp, Anna Marg. w/o Con  (d. 1972; b. 1883; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services for Anne Margaret Hopp were held Saturday Oct 28 at the United Congregational Church at Odessa. She died Oct 25, (1972) at the Lincoln Convalescent Home in Davenport at the age of 89. She was born Feb 8, 1883 in Frank, Russia. She was united in marriage with Conrad Hopp in 1903. Her husband preceded her in death Sept 16, 1968. The couple had celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Jan 10, 1968. The couple had four sons and six daughters. One son and two daughters died in infancy and one son, Con H. Hopp, Cashmere, preceded his mother in death in 1954. In 1913 the Hopp family came from Russia to Washington where they resided until their deaths. Mrs. Hopp was a member of the UCC, the United Church Brotherhood and the Ladies Aid. Surviving are two sons, Henry of Odessa and Daniel of Colville; four daughters, Kay Lorraine Lieder, Fresno, CA; Helen Wolf, Deer Park, Clara Agte, Seattle; and Ruth Lobe, Lamona. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandson. Six grandsons acted as casket bearers: Don Wolf, Marvin Hopp, Merlin Hopp, Norman Agte, Lee Stehr, and Paul Hopp. Honorary bearers were also grandsons: Richard Hopp, Eldon Hopp, Glenn Wolf, Gary Lobe and James Lieder. Interment was at Odessa Cemetery, Strate Funeral Home was in charge.” (Davenport Times: Nov 16, 1972)

Hopp, Anna Margret,  w/o J. Sr.  (d. 1959; b. 1865; TS; OC)

Hopp, Barbara J.,   (d. 1990; b. 1939; TS; OC; obit) “Barbara J Hopp of Odessa, born in Leadville, Colorado May 20, 1939 to Clyde and Iva (Pete) Ruppert, passed away Feb 28 at Odessa Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. She was a 1957 graduate of Metaline Falls High School and a later graduate of Spokane School of Beauty. She then worked in Moses Lake and in Odessa. She was employed for many years as a certified medical assistant at the Odessa Clinic. She was married to Paul J. Hopp in Metaline Falls in Oct 1959, and the couple made their home in Odessa since that time. Active as a  leader in church and with the Girl Scouts, she also worked with the VFW and Odessa Volunteer Firemens’ Auxiliaries. Mrs. Hopp enjoyed bowling, softball, sewing and gardening as well as swimming, hiking and camping. She is survived by her husband, Paul, at the family home; by a son and daughter-in-law, Debra Lynn and Charles Berry of Echo, Oregon; by her parents, Clyde and Pete Ruppert of Odessa; by 5 grandchildren, and by numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. Following cremation, a memorial service was held Saturday, March 3, at Heritage UCC, the Rev Glenn Gettinger officiating.” (Odessa Record-March 22, 1990)

Hopp, Conrad, h/o A. M.  (d. 1968; b. 1879; TS; OC; d. 9-16-1968)

Hopp, Daniel:  “Daniel Hopp, long time Colville resident, died Feb 2, 2012 in Colville at the age of 91. he was born in Odessa, the son of Conrad and Anna Margaret (Bostrom) Hopp.  Dan moved with his family to Lamona in 1925, where he attended school through the sixth grade and worked on the family farm. He then attended seventh and eighth grade in Odessa. Due to the needs of the farm, he was unable to continue his formal education. On Feb 17, 1946 Dan married Mary Lou Long in Davenport. They began their life together on the family ranch at Lamona. In the fall of 1952, Dan, Mary Lou and their two sons, moved to Colville, where they began farming in the Colville valley. After 30 years of operating the farm, Dan retired and became his son’s farm hand. He helped on the farm for the next 30 years before taking final pause from working the soil.  Dan was community centered and found great satisfaction working with civic and agricultural organizations. He helped to construct the Kettle Falls grain elevator and served on the board of directors for many years.  Dan also served 26 years as a committeeman for the Stevens County ASCS and several years on the soil conservation board. He was active with the Colville Lions clubs and fondly remembers ‘planting many roto-tiller blades’ while volunteering with the construction of the south side of the Colville City Park.  Dan took great pride in his participation in and formation of the rural fire district and later combination with the City Fire Dept. He retired form the Colville Fire Dept in 1984 after 20 years of service. Dan was an active member of the First Congregational Church and the scrooby club. He assisted with many church social functions and spent countless hours on their building and remodeling projects. Dan enjoyed wood working and reading. Dan was also a member of the Knights of Pythias and Washington Association of Wheat Growers. Dan was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, two brothers and a daughter. Dan is survived by his wife Mary Lou Hopp, at the home; sons Elden Hopp and wife Luella, Loon Lake and Marvin Hopp, Colville; six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, sister Helen Wolf, deer Park, and numerous nieces and nephews. The memorial service will begin at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb 9, 2012 at the First Congregational Church in Colville, followed by an 11 a.m., Friday, Feb 10, 2012 graveside service at the Odessa Cemetery in Odessa, WA. Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 2-09-2012) 

Hopp, Francine Mae,  (baby)  (d. 4-15-47; b. 4-14-47; d/o Daniel; OC; Strates; Cong) “Fransene M. Hopp. Birth: 12 April 1947; Died: 17 April 1947.” (Congregational Church ledger by Eslinger) “Francene Mae Hopp. Residence: Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane. Age 3 days. Female. Father: Daniel Hopp. Mother: Mary Lou Long. Cause of death: premature. Burial: Odessa. Funeral: Odessa. Interment: 4-19-1947.” (Mortuary Ledger) “Private funeral services will be held at the Odessa Cemetery Saturday morning for the three day old daughter of Mr and Mrs Dan Hopp, who died at a Spokane hospital on Tuesday morning. The Rev E J Eslinger will officiate. Survivors are the child’s parents. Mrs Hopp was the former Miss Mary Lou Long of Davenport.” (Odessa Record: 4-17-1947)

Hopp, Henry,  h/o Lydia  (d. 1998; b. 1905; TS; OC; obit)  “Funeral services for Henry Hopp, who built many of Odessa’s homes over the past 50 years, were held on Tuesday, Oct 13, at the Heritage Church in Odessa. Mr. Hopp died on Saturday, Oct 10, 1998, at the Odessa Convalescent Center. He was 93 years old.  He was born in Frank, in the Volga area of Russia, on May 11, 1905, the son of Conrad and Anna Margaret Bastrom Hopp. In May 1913, he migrated to the US with his parents. He would recall later that the family arrived in Odessa on May 9, just in time to celebrate his eighth birthday.  The family settled near Lamona, and Henry attended school in Lamona. He farmed with his parents there for a time. During the 1920s, he went to work as an apprentice carpenter for Con Eckhardt, an Odessa contractor, and he continued working with him for many years. In 1927, he married Lydia Eckhardt, of Odessa, in Walla Walla. He then worked for the state highway department and at the same time, he and Lydia operated a small dairy, supplying Odessa with mile. This enterprise was sold when Henry went out on his own to become a general building contractor in 1942. In 1946, Henry and Lydia opened their own business, Henry’s Building Service. There was a construction boom in Odessa and the business grew, and there was usually enough building activity to keep up to 20 workers on the payroll. The firm also built homes, farm buildings and bridges throughout Lincoln County and as far away as Chewelah. In 1951, the Hopps bought property covering 2 ½ blocks south of the town limits, and built several new homes. The area was annexed to the town as Hopp’s Addition. The firm built numerous commercial and public buildings, including the 500,000 gallon capacity water reservoir on Odessa’s south hill and the Manito branch of the Spokane Public Library. One of the projects in which Henry took special pride was the renovation of Odessa’s Old Town Hall, the building which his first teacher, Con Eckhardt, had erected in 1920. When the old building faced condemnation in the 1970s, members of the Odessa Grange, the Masonic Lodge, the Tri-County Fair board, the Royal Neighbors and the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, as well as many individual citizens, joined together to save it. With the help of volunteer workers, Henry was able to restore the building for a cost of only $35,000. In another venture between 1948 and 1950, Henry and Lydia were in the restaurant business as owners of Hopp’s Inn Cafe. When Henry retired in 1983, he thought it was for good. However, a newly married granddaughter and her husband asked Henry to build their new home. And so Henry picked up a set of blueprints and donned his carpenter’s apron for the last time.  Lydia Hopp died in 1992. Henry entered Odessa Memorial Hospital in 1995 and the Odessa Convalescent Center in 1996. He was a member of Heritage Church, the Odessa Masonic Lodge and Odessa Grange #931.  Survivors include two sons, Richard Hopp, of Spokane and Paul Hopp, of Odessa; three daughters, Barbara Miller, of Chewelah; Norma Kuch, of Marlin; and Yvonne Hille, of Ritzville; two sisters, Helen Wolf, of Deer Park; and Kay Lorraine Lieder, of Fresno, CA; 17 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.  Pastor Arthur Finney officiated at the funeral. Casket bearers were Stanley A Miller, Ivan Miller, David Kuch, Joel Hille, Christian Hille, Robert Hopp, Randall Miller and Raymond Miller. Interment was at Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 10-15-1998)

Hopp, Jacob,   (d. 8-31-1946; b. 11-05-1859; TS OC; obit; Strates; LL) “Jacob Hopp. Born: Nov 5, 1859 at Frank, Russia. Died: Aug 31, 1946, at Odessa, WA. Buried: Sept 5, 1946, at Odessa, WA. Cause of death: Coronary Thrombosis. Age 86 yrs 9 mos 26 days. Mourned by one son, 5 daughters, 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Text: Ps. 27:1 (German) and Mark 13: 35-37 (English). ERP.” (Christ Lutheran Church ledger) “Jacob Hopp. Residence: Odessa, WA. Birth: 11-05-1859, Frank, Russia. Death: 8-31-1946, at home in Odessa, WA. Age: 87 yrs 9 mos 26 days. Male, white, widowed, retired farmer. Father: Conrad Hopp born Russia; Mother: Margret Heimbigner born Russia. Physician: L. J. Bonney, MD, Odessa. Burial: Odessa Cemetery. Funeral: Christ Ev. Lutheran Church, Thursday, 1 p.m. Interment: 9-05-1946. Rev Pflueger.” (Mortuary Ledger) “Death claimed two of the Odessa pioneers this week, Jacob Hopp, Sr., regarded as the oldest man in Odessa, died suddenly at his home on Saturday afternoon, after a half hour’s illness. Jacob Hopp, Sr., 87, had made his home in Odessa for 20 years. He had formerly farmed south of Odessa. Born in Frank, Russia, November 5, 1859, he came to the United States 46 years ago. Retiring, he moved to town with his family and has lived here since. Some time ago his eyesight commenced to fail and he had an operation for the removal of cataracts. Fully recovering he kept active, and had conversed with neighbors shortly before being stricken.  Funeral services are being held this afternoon from the Christ Lutheran church, the Rev E. R. Pflueger officiating, with burial in the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home.  Pallbearers were George Grening, Henry Gies, George Schafer, George Gettman, David Zier and H. G. Heimbigner. Survivors include one son, John Hopp, of Black Lake, Idaho; five daughters, Mrs. Mabel Pope, Spokane; Mrs. F. S. Fix, Lewiston, Idaho; Mrs. Mollie Ochs, Ellensburg; Mrs. Agnes Greentree and Mrs. Ida Argall, Grass Valley, CA; 16 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 9-05-1946)

Hopp, John Jr.,  h/o Mary  (d. 1966; b. 1889; TS; OC; obit)  “Funeral services for John Hopp Jr., 76, early resident of Washington and an Odessa pioneer, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday (today) in the UCC. He died Sunday at his home.  The Rev B M Schafer will officiate. Burial will be in the Odessa Cemetery with Strate Funeral Home in charge. Pallbearers will include Carl Dammel, LeRoy Weizel, Art Jeske, William Wenz, Don Wacker and Herbert Sackmann.  Born Nov 27, 1889, in Frank, Russia, Mr. Hopp was brought to Washington State by his parents in 1891 when he was just three years old, settling in Walla Walla.  He then moved with his parents by wagon in 1900 to Odessa where they were among the first settlers and where he owned the original farm, which he took over in 1910.  He retired to Odessa in 1946.  During his years in Odessa he saw every home in the community erected and took an active interest in community and school affairs, particularly athletics and outdoor sports.  Mr. Hopp had been a member of the United Congregational Church from the time of its organization and he had held many offices in it.  Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Weber; four daughters, Mrs. Edward (Helen) Borgens, Davenport; Mrs. Al H. (Leona) Luiten and Mrs. John H. (Loretta) Miller, both of Spokane; and Mrs. George (Dorothy) Gies, Odessa; 11 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; a brother, Henry H. Hopp, Ewan; and a sister, Mrs. Edward (Lydia) Krell, San Jose, CA.” (Odessa Record: 11-10-1966)

Hopp, John Sr.,  h/o Margaret  (d. 5-29-1936; b. 2-12-1862; TS; OC; obit; Strates; Cong) “Johannes Hopp, Sr.  Age: 73 yrs 3 mos 17 days. Dated: May 31, 1936. Burial: Odessa.” (St Mathew Congregational Church ledger) “John Hopp, Sr. Residence: Odessa, WA. Death: May 29, 1936, at home in Odessa. Informant: Jake Hopp of Harrington. Birth: Feb 12, 1862, Frank, Russia. Age: 74 yrs 3 mos 17 days. Male, white, married, retired farmer. Last worked: 1910. Total time in occupation: 36 yrs. Wife: Margret Hopp. Residence: 26 yrs. In US: 44 yrs. Father: Conrad Hopp born Russia; Mother: Margret Heimbigner born Russia. Previous residence: on farm near Odessa. Cause of death: coronary Thrombosis. Physician: L. J. Bonney. Leaves: wife, Margret; 3 sons: John Hopp Jr. of Odessa; Jake Hopp of Harrington; and Henry H. Hopp of Victor, MT; one daughter: Lydia Gray; Brother: Jacob Hopp, Odessa, WA; 12 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren.” (Mortuary Ledger) “John Hopp, Sr., father of Jake Hopp Jr, passed away at his home in Odessa Friday morning after an illness of about five months, which confined him to his bed the last two weeks. Funeral services were held Sunday from the German Congregational St Mathews Church, Odessa, with the Rev J. H. Wacker officiating. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery. Mr. Hopp was born Feb 12, 1862 at Frank, Russia and married Margaret Hein there, Feb 16, 1886, coming to the states 44 years ago. The first eight of these years the family lived at Walla Walla and the rest at Odessa, first on a farm and since 1920 in town. Last February Mr. and Mrs. Hopp Sr. celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and the event was honored with a family dinner at the John Hopp Jr. home at Odessa. Their children, grandchildren and a number of friends were present with them. Surviving Mr. Hopp are his widow, three sons, John Jr., Odessa; Jake, Harrington; Henry, Victor, MT; one daughter, Mrs. George Gray (Lydia), Vancouver, BC; one brother, Jacob Hopp Sr., Odessa; 12 grandchildren, including Bob and Carol Hopp, and 5 great grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Jake Hopp expect to take Jake’s mother to Vancouver Sunday for a two-week visit with her daughter, after which she will return to Odessa. Mr. and Mrs. Hopp will visit a week on the coast before returning home.” (Citizen: 6-05-1936)

Hopp, LaVaughn Richard,  (added, unconfirmed)  “LaVaughn Richard Hopp died March 24, 2009, in Spokane at the age of 73. He was born to Henry and Lydia (Eckhardt) Hopp in Odessa on May 21, 1935. He enjoyed attending church wherever he lived. He enjoyed drawing and looking for and finding arrowheads around the Odessa area. He loved to eat at different restaurants, bowling, traveling and collecting coins, especially gold coins.  He is survived by his brother, Paul Hopp of Odessa; three sisters, Barbara Miller of Chewelah; Norma Kuch of Marlin and twin sister, Yvonne Hille of Ritzville, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, one aunt, one uncle and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Heritage Church, Odessa. Pastor Jon Hayashi will officiate. Strate Funeral Home of Davenport is caring for the family.” (Odessa Record: 4-16-2009)

Hopp, Lydia,  w/o Henry; (d. 1992; b. 1901; TS; OC; obit) “Service for Lydia Hopp, 91, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the Heritage United Church of Christ Sanctuary followed by burial at the Odessa (WA) Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, WA is in charge of arrangements. Mrs Hopp, who died Thursday, was born in Bickelton, WA.  She moved to Odessa many years ago and was a member of Heritage United Church of Christ, the Ladies Aide and the Odessa Bowling Assn.  Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Henry Hopp at the home; two sons, L. Richard Hopp of Spokane and Paul Hopp of Odessa; three daughters, Barbara Miller of Chewelah, WA, Norma Kuch of Marlin, WA, and Yvonne Hille of Ritzville; a sister, Clara Kissler of Odessa; 17 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.” (scrapbook obit) “Funeral services for Lydia Eckhardt Hopp were held on Monday at Heritage United Church of Christ sanctuary in Odessa. Mrs Hopp, who was 91 years old, died in Odessa on June 18, 1992, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Bickleton, WA, on May 15, 1901, the daughter of Conrad and Anna Margarte (Goetz) Eckhardt. Her parents had migrated to the US in 1881 from the Volga region of Russia. They lived first in Nebraska and then moved to Bickleton, where they operated a wheat farm. Lydia was the sixth of seven daughters. Three brothers died in infancy. The family moved from Bickleton to Walla Walla, where they lived briefly when Lydia was about 5 years old. They returned to the Bickleton farm for a time, but wishing to be nearer to relatives, her parents sold the property there and moved to another farm about seven miles east of Odessa in 1908. Lydia walked 2 ½ miles to a one-room country school and with her sisters helped with much of the farm work. She married Henry Hopp, of Odessa, in 1927. He became a prominent building contractor and developer. Mrs. Hopp was the business manager and accountant of their firm, which was general contractor for residential and commercial building projects throughout the Inland Northwest. One of the Hopp’s notable achievements was Hopp’s Addition to the Town of Odessa, a 2 ½ square-block section which included several modern homes and was annexed to the town. Among the residences in this neighborhood was the house which had been the parsonage of a church near Packard which Lydia had attended as a young girl. It was remodeled into a comfortable dwelling and became the Hopp family home... Due to illness, Mrs. Hopp was a resident of Odessa Convalescent Center recently, although on occasion she had been able to visit at home and with friends and relatives. She is survived by her husband, Henry Hopp, at the home; two sons, L Richard Hopp, of Spokane, and Paul Hopp, of Odessa; three daughters, Barbara Miller of Chewelah, Norma Kuch of Marlin, and Yvonne Hille of Ritzville; a sister, Clara Kissler, of Odessa; 17 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. The Rev Glenn Gettinger officiated at the funeral services... Interment was in Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (June 28, 1992-Odessa Record)

Hopp, Mary Weber,  w/o John Jr.  (d. 1977; b. 1890; TS; OC; obit) “Mary Hopp was born Jan 14, 1890 in Parkston, SD, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Weber. The family lived at Delmont, SD for a time. She lost both her parents at an early age. On Sept 3, 1908, she was married to John Hopp, Jr, in Christ Lutheran Church of Odessa. They farmed 3 ½ miles southwest of Odessa for many years before retiring to town. Mr Hopp passed away Nov 6, 1966. Mrs. Hopp lived in the Convalescent Center for the past seven years, where she passed away August 1, (1977), at the age of 87 years, 6 months and 17 days. She was a member of the United Congregational Church, the Ladies’ Aid, and the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Those surviving are four daughters: Helen, Mrs. Ed Borgens, of Odessa; Leona, Mrs. Alvin Luiten of Spokane; Dorothy, Mrs. George Gies of Odessa; and Loretta, Mrs. John Miller of Spokane; one brother, the Rev Jonathan Weber of Camarillo, CA; 11 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandson.  Funeral services were held from United Church at 1 p.m. Friday with the Rev Everett E Schoessler officiating. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery, Strate Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 8-11-1977)

*Horak, Emma Zicha,   (d. 11-18-35; b. 7-06-1883; TS in Old Catholic Cem. Strates) “Mrs. Louis Horak, Sr, 52, died on Monday morning at her ranch home south of Odessa. She was born in Silver Lake, MN, and in early childhood came to Odessa with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zicha. Thirty-one years ago she married Mr .Horak and they settled on a ranch seven miles southeast of here. Survivors include her widower and seven children, Mrs. Mary Rodland, Grand Coulee, WA; Mrs. Helen Ellis, Wenatchee, WA; Mrs. Dorothy Mayzelle, Calder, Idaho; Mrs. Amelia Lesser, Endicott, WA; and Agnes, Louis Jr., and Frank, all Odessa; three brothers, George and Louis Zicha of Odessa and Frank of Idaho; seven sisters, Mrs. A. M. Michaelsen, Colfax, WA; Mrs. Rose Davis, Pocatello, ID; Mrs. A. T Wraspir, American Falls, ID; Mrs. John Shimek, Tacoma, WA; Mrs. John Svoboda, Puyallup, WA; and Mrs. James Vostral, Odessa. Funeral services were held from the St Joseph Catholic church on Thursday morning with the Rev father L C Boehm officiating. Pall bearers included James, Joe and Rudolph Vostral, Tony Groh, Frank Groh and Julius Dettrich, with Henry Vostral as alternate. Burial was made in the Odessa Cemetery. (sic)” (Odessa Record: 11-22-1935) “Catholic Cemetery” per Mortuary Ledger.

Horak, Frances Joan,     (d. 2-08-41; b. 12-22-1934; d/o Louis & Mild; (OC) Strates; LL) “Frances JoAnn Horak. Born Dec 22, 1934 in Odessa; Baptized Sept 29, 1935. Attended Sunday school for 2 years. Died in Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, Feb 8, 1941; Was buried in Odessa Christ Lutheran Church Feb 11th at 2 p.m.; age 6 yrs 1 mo 16 days. She was the daughter of Mr. Louis Horak and his wife Mildred nee Lesser. It is well with the child. G. F. Busch. Ev. Luth. Pastor.” (Christ Lutheran Church ledger) “Frances Joan Horak. Residence: Odessa. Death: Feb 8, 1941, Sacred Heart. Informant: Louis Horak Jr. By Whom Called: Sister at Sacred Heart. Birth: Dec 22, 1934, Odessa, WA. Age: 6 yrs 1 mo 16 days. Female, white, single, child. Father: Louis Horak, Jr., born Odessa, WA. Mother: Mildred Lesser, born Ritzville, WA. Physician: Dr Milborn. Relatives: Father, Mother, 2 sisters: Helen Horak, Maxine Horak, 1 brother, James Horak, all of Odessa. Grandparents and many aunts and uncles.” (Mortuary Ledger)

Horak, Frank J.,   (d. 1971; b. 1917; TS; OC; obit) “The Catholic funeral Mass was said at 8 a.m. today for Frank Horak, 54, at St Joseph Catholic Church in Odessa. He died Tuesday at his home about a mile northeast of Schoonover. Father Anton Flour officiated at the Mass, and at Holy Rosary, Wednesday, at 8:30 p.m., also in St Joseph Church. Burial is to be in the Odessa Cemetery. He was born June 24, 1917 at Odessa. He was a member of St Joseph Church and of the Grange. Survivors are his wife, Mary Louise, at the home; sons, Paul and Steve, at the home; and daughters, Mrs. Anne Hougen, Pullman, and Carol Horak at the home. There are 5 sisters, Mrs. Mary Peet, Seattle, Mrs. Dorothy Marzulli, St Maries, ID; Mrs. Helen Lesser, Odessa; Mrs. Agnes Wilson, Seattle; and Mrs. Amelia Lesser, Spokane.” (scrapbook obit-7-22-1971) “Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 22, 1971, at 8 a.m. for Frank J. Horak, 54, well known farmer in the Odessa area. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery.  Mr. Horak was born in Odessa on June 24, 1917, to Louis Horak, Sr., and his wife, Emma Zicha Horak. He was a lifetime resident of this area. He farmed ten miles southeast of Odessa.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise (nee Gissler); two sons, Paul and Steve; two daughters, Carol, at home, and Mrs. Anne Haugen of Pullman. Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Mary Peet and Mrs. Agnes Wilson, Seattle; Mrs. Dorothy Marzulli, St Maries, Idaho; and Mrs. Helen Lesser of Odessa; a niece, Mrs. Amelia Less of Spokane and a grandson, John Haugen. Mr. Horak died Tuesday morning after being found in a farm shop at his home, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was declared dead on arrival at the hospital. The Adams County coroner has reported that death was caused by a self-inflicted gunshot wound from a .22 caliber rifle.” (Odessa Record: 29 July 1971)

Horak, Katy,  (d. 6-22-1914; b. 1844; TS; OC; DC) “Katlina Horak. Female, white, married. Birth: June 29, 1857, Bohemia. Age: 56 yrs 11 mos 23 days.  Father; Charlie Korka, b. Bohemia; Mother: Anna P. born Bohemia. Informant: Joseph Horak, Odessa, WA. Death: June 22, 1914, Odessa, Lincoln County. Cause of death: cancer of uterus. Lee Ganson, MD. Burial: Odessa Cemetery, June 20, 1914. Undertaker, Stone, Odessa, WA.” (WA State Certificate of Death) "Mrs. Katherina Horak, wife of Joseph Horak, prominent residents of this city and among the early settlers of the Odessa country, passed away at her home in Odessa last Monday morning at 12:10 o’clock, the immediate cause of demise being cancer. She was aged 56 years, 11 months and 23 days. The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence, and were conducted by Mr. S. J. Elian. Interment was made in the Odessa Cemetery. Katherina Kavka was born in the state of Chrudim, Bohemia on the 29th day of June, 1857. In 1874, at the age of 17 she came to America, settling in Minnesota, where she made her home at Owatonna. On the 14th day of February, 1894, she was married to Joseph Horak; and they came to the Odessa country in 1898, being among the early settlers and homesteaders. They settled first on a homestead 6 miles south of town and later purchased the farm 2 miles north of town and which is familiarly known as the Horak ranch, one of the finest in the Big Bend. She is survived by a husband and one son, Frank Hanus. The community joins the Record in extending sympathy to the relatives." (Odessa Record: 6-26-1914)

Horak, Mildred Lesser,  w/o L.  (d. 11-22-44; b. 9-01-1907; TS; OC; obit; Strates; LL) “Mildred Horak nee Lesser. Born: Sept 1, 1907 at Ritzville, WA. Died: Nov 22, 1944, Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane, WA. Buried: Nov 26, 1944, at Odessa, WA. Cause of death: Heart Stroke. Age: 37 yrs 2 mos 21 days. Mourned by husband, 4 children, parents, 5 brothers. Text: Col. 1:12-14. ERP” (Christ Lutheran Church ledger) “Mrs Louis Horak Dies at Spokane. Following a brief illness, Mrs. Louis Horak, Jr., died at a Spokane Hospital last Wednesday afternoon, after about a three day illness with pneumonia. She had been taken to the hospital the evening before. Mrs. Horak, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lesser Sr., of Odessa, was born in Ritzville, Sept 1, 1907, coming to this community later where she was united in marriage to Louis Horak, Jr.  Five children were born to this union, one preceding her mother in death. Funeral services were held from the Christ Lutheran church on Sunday afternoon, the Rev E. R. Pflueger officiating, with burial at the Odessa Cemetery under the direction of Strate Funeral Home. Pall bearers were Dan Gettman, Fred Gettman, Sam Fink, Reuben Fink, Jake Horst, and Harold Gies. Survivors include the husband, two daughters, Helen and Maxine, two sons, James and William, all at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lesser, Sr., and 5 brothers, Henry and John, of Odessa; George, Endicott; Conrad, Spokane, and Reinhold, Ford, WA.” (Odessa Record: 11-30-1944) “Mrs Mildred Horak. Residence: Odessa, WA. Death: 11-22-1944, Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane,  WA. Birth: 9-01-1907, Ritzville, WA. Wife of Louis Horak Jr. Age: 37 yrs 2 mos 21 days. Female, white, married, housewife. Father: Henry Lesser, Sr., born Russia; Mother: Katherine Kramer Zall, born Russia. Cause of death: myocarditis. Physician: Dr Anderson, Spokane. Burial: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA. Funeral: Lutheran Church, Odessa, Sunday, 2 p.m., Rev E. R. Pflueger. Interment: 11-26-1944.” (Mortuary Ledger)

Horak, Robert J.,   (d. 10-04-1968; b. 2-18-1967; TS; OC)   

Horn, Carl Anton, (Rev)  (d. 6-17-15; b. 12-31-1855; OC; DC)  “Carl Antoni Horn. Male, white, married, farmer. Birth: Dec 31, 1855, Germany. Age: 59 yrs 5 mos 17 days. Father: Carl Horn born Germany; Mother: Wilhelmina. Informant: Mrs. Marguerite Horn, Odessa. Death: June 17, 1915, Weber, Adams County, WA. Cause: ‘Unknown, attended by Dr Schragg. unlicensed-coroners jury under Jay J P.’  Lee Ganson, MD, Coroner’s Physician. Burial: Odessa Cemetery on June 20, 1915. Undertaker: (illegible) of Odessa.” (WA State Register of Death) “Pastor Anton Horn, born in 1855, a pioneer minister in the northeastern portion of Washington, began new churches in numerous areas. He occasionally served Christ Lutheran Church in the absence of resident ministers. Pastor Horn died in June 1915 and was buried in the Odessa Cemetery. His gravesite is marked by an ornate iron cross.” (Odessa Record: 5-31-2001, historic comments) “The Lutheran Cemetery is also the resting place for another Lutheran Pastor, namely that of Pastor Anton Horn. Born on Dec 31, 1855, he was a colorful pioneer servant of the Lord, who during his retirement years occasionally served country churches in the area, as well as Christ Lutheran Congregation of Odessa. Pastor Horn died June 17, 1915. His grave is marked with an elaborate wrought iron cross.” (Christ Lutheran Anniversary Book, Odessa)

Horst, Anna E.,  (Rushia) w/o H.  (d. 8-03-20; b. 12-30-1859; TS; OC; obit; DC; Cong) “Horst, Annalise (nee Achziger). Birth: 30 Dec 1859, Kolb, N. Russland; Died: 3 Aug 1920, Odessa. Age: 60 yr 7 mos 4 dys; zucker krankheit (sugar diabetes; Spouse: Heinrich Horst, 2 sohne, 2 fochter; Buried: 8 Aug 1920 in Odessa.” (Odessa Congregational Funeral Ledger; cemetery not specified) “Anna Horst. Female, white, married, housewife. Birth: Dec 30, 1859, North Russia. Father: North Rushia, born Russia; Mother: Anne Achziger, born Russia. Informant: H. Horst, of Odessa. Death: Aug 3, 1920, Dist #6, Lincoln County. Cause: Acidosis. Contributory: diabetes of 4 mos duration. L. M. Thompson, MD, Odessa, WA. Burial: Odessa Cemetery, 8-08-1920; G B Stone, Undertaker, Odessa.” (WA State Register of Death) “The news of the death of Mrs. Henry Horst Sr., who passed away of diabetes at her home in Odessa, about half past four o’clock Tuesday afternoon, came as a great shock to her friends, many of whom did not know that she was ill. Mrs. Horst had been ailing about a year, but neither she or any of the other members of the family realized that her condition was growing critical. Her last illness was of less than two days duration. A week before she had an attack of summer complaint which lowered her vitality so she was unable to combat the acute attack of diabetes when it came upon her Monday morning and gradually grew worse until at four p.m. Dr Thompson was called. A diagnosis showed that she was a very sick woman and the doctor worked with her until about 11 p.m., when her condition appeared much improved. There was little change from that time until half past two the following afternoon, when a relapse came and two hours later she breathed her last. Mrs. Horst was 60 years of age. She was born in North Russia and at the age of eighteen was united in marriage with a Mr. Horst. They made their home in Russia for ten years and then emigrated to the United States, locating at Walla Walla, where they resided 11 years, when they moved to the Odessa country and settled on a homestead southeast of town. They resided there until seven years ago when by hard work and good management they had acquired a competence so they retired and moved to Odessa. Mrs. Horst was the mother of seven children, the three eldest of which died in infancy, the remaining four, Mrs. Conrad Lenhart, Miss Mollie Horst, Henry Horst Jr., and George Horst, all who reside in Odessa and vicinity, with their father are left to mourn her death. Funeral services will be held Sunday at the Pilgrim Congregational church with the Rev J. G. V. Smith officiating, after which interment will take place at the Odessa Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 6 Aug 1920) “A Correction. In the obituary of Mrs. Henry Horst last week, a slight error was made in the name of the children that survive her. It was unknown at the Record office that Miss Mollie Horst has become the bride of Edward Beck, manager of the Packard Warehouse Co, June first, and therefore among the list her maiden name was inserted. Instances of this nature occur occasionally in the best regulated newspapers and we hasten to make the correction.” (Odessa Record: 13 Aug 1920)

Horst, Friedrich,  h/o Marie Barb  (d. 11-04-31; b. Oct 25, 1859; TS; OC; Strates; LL) “Friedrich Horst. Birth: 25 Oct 1859 in Frank, Russland; married Maria Barbara Stroh on 6 Jan 1883. Eleven children born. 1891 to America, locating at Seattle; 1897 to Odessa. Died: 4 Nov (1931) leaving widow, 3 sons, George, Fred and Jacob; 3 daughters, Marie, Mabel and Mollie; 2 sisters, Frau Marie Wagner and Frau Anna Stroh. Aged: 72 yrs 9 months. H. P. Christensen.” (Christ Lutheran Church ledger) “Fred Horst. Residence: Odessa. Death: Nov 4, ___;  8:15, Odessa. Informant: Jacob Horst. Birth: Oct 25, 1859, aged 72 yrs 9 mos. Male, married, retired farmer. Wife: Marie Barbara Horst. Father: Casper Horst, born Russia; Mother: Marie Kathrine Hein, born Russia.  Residence in city: 7 mos; Previous residence: Wenatchee; In US: 39 yrs. Interment: Odessa Cemetery. Leaves: wife, Marie Barbara Horst, Odessa; sons: Geo Horst, Phoenix, AZ; Fred Horst, Washtucna, WA; Jacob Horst, Irby, WA; daughters: Mable Schillsuff, Puyallup, WA; Marie Gettman, Washtucna, WA; Mollie Melcher, Irby, WA; one brother. Physical: gray hair, blue eyes; 5 ft 2 inches; 160 lbs.” (Mortuary Ledger)

Horst, George G.,   (d. 3-10-39; b. 1-15-1892; TS; OC; Strates; obit) “Death came to George Horst on Friday evening at a Spokane hospital where he had been rushed for treatment, after being found ill at his home. A single man, he had lived alone on his wheat ranch. Mr. Horst was born in Walla Walla, Jan 15, 1892, and came to the Odessa area while still a boy, with his parents. At the death of his father he took over the home ranch, operating it successfully until his death. Funeral services were held at the Pilgrim Congregational church, Monday afternoon, with the Rev J. C. Schwabenland officiating. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home. Pall bearers were chosen from friends and included Robert Schlimmer, Robert Brauer, Dan Frieske, Reinhold Roloff, R. N. Kissler and Charles R Goede. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Beck, Packard, and Mrs. Con Lenhart, Odessa, and one brother, Henry Horst Jr. of Pullman.” (Odessa Record: 3-16-1939)  “George Horst. Residence: on farm 6 miles SE of Odessa, WA. Death: March 10, 1939, 4:30, Deaconess Hospital. Informant: Anna E. Lenhart, Odessa. Birth: Jan 15, 1892, Walla Walla, WA. Age: 47 yrs 1 mo 25 days. Male, white, single, farmer. Sick 15 days, Feb 1939. Occupation: farmer, 15 yrs. bachelor. 25 yrs residence on farm. Father: Henry Horst born Russia; Mother: Anna Elizabeth, born Russia. Previous residence: Walla Walla, WA. Dr Gieser, physician. Relatives: 2 sisters: Mrs. Mollie Beck, ____, 1 brother: Henry Horst, Jr.” (Mortuary Ledger)

Horst, Henry George,  h/o K.  (d. 8-05-33; b. 7-14-1857; TS; OC; Strates; obit) “Funeral services for Henry George Horst, 76, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Con Lenhart, here this week, were held Tuesday afternoon from the Pilgrim Congregational church, with burial in the Odessa Cemetery. Mr. Horst met his death as the result of an accident, when he was run over by a combine on which he had been working. Seated on the driver’s seat, he fell in front of the machine when the front wheels of the combine dropped into a ditch, receiving injuries which later resulted in his death. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Horst, at the ranch, two sons, George, Odessa, and Henry, Pullman; two daughters, Mrs. Con Lenhart, Odessa, and Mrs. Edward Beck, Worley, Idaho. He was the last survivor of the original Horst family. Pallbearers were selected by Mr. Horst as death neared and included C E Weber and Fred Kramer, Odessa; Henry Oestrich, Henry Cook, Henry Kanzler and Henry Borgens, all of Ritzville. Rev H Neutzman, Ritzville, conducted the funeral services, aided by a choir from the Ritzville church. Mr. Horst, a pioneer rancher, had resided at Odessa for the past 34 years. His ranch was located in the district between Ritzville and Odessa.” (Odessa Record: 8-11-1933) “Heinrich Horst. Birth: 14 Sept 1857. Died: 5 Aug 1933; 75 yrs 10 mos 21 days; Unglucks Fall.  Gatin, 4 kinder, 11 enkel & 2 urenkel.” (Congregational Ledger by H. Neutzmann) “Henry George Horst. Died: Aug 5, 1933, 6:50 p.m., Odessa, WA. Informant: Conrad Lenhart, Odessa. Birth: July 14, 1857, Russia; aged: 76 yrs 21 days. Father: Fred Horst, born Russia; Mother: Christina Rehn, born Russia. Residence: Odessa, WA, 34 years. Previous residence: Walla Walla, WA. In US: 45 yrs. Dr L. J. Bonney, physician. Leaves: wife, Katherine of Odessa; 2 sons: Henry Horst, Pullman, WA; George Horst, Odessa, WA; 2 daughters: Mrs. Conrad Lenhart, Odessa; Mrs. Edward Beck, Worley, Idaho. 11 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Physical: gray hair, blue eyes, 5 ft 10 inches; 150lbs.” (Mortuary Ledger)

Horst, Maria Barbra Stroh,   (d. 12-12-35; b. 11-04-1862; OC; Strates; LL) “Maria Barbara Horst, nee Stroh. Born 4 Nov 1862 in Frank, Russland. Confirmed 1878. In 1883 married Friedrich Horst. Eleven children. In 1892 the family came to America. In 1931 Friedrich died... (much German script) She died 12 Dec 1935 survived by 6 children, 17 grandchildren, Aged: 73 yrs 1 month 8 days. G F Busch.” (Christ Lutheran Church ledger; see also Emmaus Cemetery, Anna Marie Horst b. June 1, 1897 to Friedrich and Maria Barbara, died Oct 11, 1906 burial Adams County, also recorded in this ledger) “Marie Barbra Horst. Residence: Odessa, WA. Death: Dec 12, 1935, 2:30, Odessa, WA. Informant: Mrs. Mable Schillreff, Odessa. Birth: Nov 4, 1862, Russia. Female, white, widowed, housewife. Last worked: Dec 1934. Total time in occupation: since 1885. Length of residence in Odessa: 4 yrs. Previous residence: Puyallup, WA. In US: since 1892. Father: Henry Stroh, born Russia; Mother: Anna Marie Eckhart, born Russia. Physician: Dr L. J. Bonney. Relatives: 3 sons: George Horst: Phoenix, AZ; Fred Horst, Irby, WA; Jacob Horst, Odessa, WA; 3 daughters: Mable Schilloeff, Odessa, WA; Marie Gettman, Creston, WA; Mollie Melcher, Odessa, WA; 17 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild.” (Mortuary Ledger)

Horst: see Emmaus Cemetery in Adams Co

Houseman, Johann G.,   (d. 3-11-1906; b. 1-23-1850; OC; obit; LL)  “Housmann, Johann G.  Died: 13 March 1906; Birth: 23 Jan 1850.  Three children in Iowa.” (Odessa Christ Lutheran Ledger; more details in German script)  “John Houseman, a rancher residing about 10 miles east of town, was found dead in a dugout in which he lived on his ranch Sunday morning by Henry Kramer, a neighbor.  The condition of the body and appearance of the stock about the place indicated the man had been dead about a week. Word was brought to town and the county authorities notified and Undertaker Stone and Charles Milton went out to take charge of the body. Advice then came from Pros. Attorney Dye, requesting Justice McKay to go to the ranch and investigate if there were any indications of the man having died other than a natural death, and being informed that there were none, Mr. Stone was instructed to bury the body at his pleasure. The remains were interred Tuesday afternoon in the German Lutheran Cemetery after a short service in which Rev Rieke officiated. The unfortunate man had been a resident of this section for about 12 years, but being of a retiring disposition, made few acquaintances. He had been at one time a member of a German colony in Iowa, but becoming dissatisfied there, left his interest in the colony to his wife and two sons about 20 years ago.  In his dugout at the time of his death the only papers that were found was the deed for his farm, one of the best in this section, and a letter from one of his sons. Last fall he built a very comfortable home on his ranch, which for some reason he never occupied, preferring his first habitation, the dugout.—Odessa Record.” (Harrington Citizen-Mar 23, 1906) “Charles Milton went to Davenport Saturday to settle up the John Houseman estate, of which he is administrator, returning the same evening.” (Odessa Record: 26 Apr 1907, page 5)

Hramoff, George,   (d. 1988; b. 1908; TS; OC; obit)  “George Wramoff.  Died: 2-27-1988, East Chester Pk. N-H, New York, NY;  Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)  “George Hramoff of the Bronx, New York, born April 17, 1908 in Gurow on the Don River, Russia as the youngest child of George and Maria Hramoff, died in a Bronx hospital Feb 27. He graduated from Stalingrad University, Russia, with a degree in mechanical engineering. While at the university, he met Olga Kramer, a chemistry student, and they were married in Stalingrad in late 1933. Mr. Hramoff was employed at a tractor factory which also became involved in defense work during World War II, and when Staligrad fell to the German army, he and his wife were conscripted for work in Beiroid, Bavaria, just two of many educated people who were relocated to Germany. Following the end of the war, the couple came to America, making their home in the Bronx, where he worked for the Thermatron Company until his retirement in 1968. Mr. Hramoff is survived by his wife and by other relatives. Funeral service was held March 3 at the Odessa Cemetery Chapel, Pastor Daniel Cronrath officiating. Interment followed at the cemetery, Strate Funeral Home in charge.” (Odessa Record-March 10, 1988)

Huck, (Geo) Phillip,  h/o M.  (d. 8-25-1955; b. 1875; TS; OC; LL) “George Phillip Huck, Sr. Born: July 16, 1875, at Huck, Russia.  Died: Aug 25, 1955, at Spokane, WA. Buried: Aug 28, 1955, at Odessa, WA.  Cause of death: cancer. Age 80 yrs 1 mos 8 days. Mourned by widow, 5 sons, Jacob, George, Henry, David and Phillip Jr.; 3 daughters, Mrs. Mary Odell, Mrs. Catherine O’Callaghan, Mrs. Mollie Knapf; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; Text: I Thess. 5:9-10. E. R. Pflueger.” (Christ Lutheran Church Ledger)

Huck, Mary,  w/o Phillip  (d. 2-26-1962; b. 1879; TS; OC; obit; LL: Cong) “Mary Huck. Born: Russia, July 27, 1879. Died Ritzville, Feb 26, 1962. Service: English Congregational Church in a double service with oldest daughter, Mary Odell, March 2, 1962. Interment Odessa Cemetery. Married Philip Huck in Argentina, South America. Survived by 5 sons and one daughter, Cath. Lundquist of Boise, Idaho. C. J. Fritz, Pastor.” (Christ Lutheran Church ledger) “Mary Huck. Age 83. Funeral: March 2, 1962; Burial: Odessa. Mary Odell, age 62; Funeral: March 2, 1962; Burial Odessa.” (English Congregational Church ledger, hand written script) “Mrs Mary Huck, 82, died Monday in the Ritzville hospital. Born July 22, 1879 in Russia, she had moved with her parents to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she met and married George Phillip Huck. The family moved to the United States in 1907, locating at Columbus, MT, living there until 1946, when they came to Odessa to make their home next to the Odell family.  Her husband served as custodian of the city hall for several years, and the two found many Odessa friends. Mr. Huck died in August, 1955, after which Mrs. Huck kept up her residence in the family home, assisted by Mrs. Odell, until she entered the Ritzville hospital this month.  She was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Odessa. Burial will be beside the body of her husband in the Odessa Cemetery.  Her survivors include five sons, George and Henry, of Kansas City, KS; David Huck of Billings, MT; and Phillip of Columbus, MT; and Jake of Springfield, OR; two daughters, Mrs. Catherine Lundquist of Boise, ID, and Mrs. Molly Knopf of Lincoln, NE; 20 grandchildren; and 29 great grandchildren; and 3 great great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 3-01-1962)  “A double funeral was held on Friday morning for Mrs. Mary Odell, 61, and her mother, Mrs. Mary Huck, 82. The two had died the same day, Mrs. Odell as Odessa’ Memorial hospital, and Mrs. Huck at the Ritzville hospital. The Rev John A. Birchard officiated at the service for Mrs. Odell, and the Rev Werner J Fritz of Christ Lutheran officiated for Mrs. Huck. Musical numbers were brought by Mrs. Ray Suko and Mrs. Don Zeiler, with Mrs. Claudine Lyons at the organ.  Pallbearers for Mrs. Odell were W. M. Richardson, Sam Braun, Ben Meyers, Henry Reihs, Al Wagner and T W Eckhardt. For Mrs. Huck were Charles Carr, Rudolph Schimke, M. Totusek, John A Neumann, H. H. Strate and Otto Schell.  Burial was in Odessa Cemetery, with the Strate Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Huck had made her home in Odessa since 1946, when she and her husband had moved into a home next door to her daughter and family. Mr. Huck died in August 1955. Mrs. Odell, a resident here since 1921, was born in Argentina when the Huck family was located there. She had come to the United States in 1907, to Columbus, MT, where in 1919 she married James B Odell. She was an active church, lodge and community worker through all the years...” (Odessa Record: 3-08-1962)

Huebner, baby,  (d. 1965 only; TS; OC)

Huebner, Edward F.,   (d. 1968; b. 1929; TS; OC)   

Huff, Delila  (De) M.,   “Delila  (De) M. Huff, age 70, died Tuesday, Dec 20, 2005, in Odessa. De was born in Odessa on May 20, 1935, the daughter of Reuben and Edna Janke. Prior to her death, De lived with her mother, Edna Janke Jorgenson, in Odessa in the house she was raised in.  De supported her husband Ed with much love as he served his country for 24 years in the United States Marine Corps. She was  a member of Central Lutheran Church in Tacoma.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin, of 47 years; her father, Reuben Janke, and her brother, Merle Janke.  She is survived by her four sons, Jeffrey (Susan), of Watsonville, CA, Bryan (Michelle) of Bellingham, Mark (Pamela) of Tacoma, and Timothy (Samantha) of Everett; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one brother, Allen (Sue) Janke, of Ephrata, mother-in-law Coleen Janke and Phyllis Weishaar, of Odessa, and many nieces and nephews. A private graveside service was held at the Odessa Cemetery Chapel. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 1-26-2006)

Huiberson, Rose H.,  (added) d. June 17, 1986 obit “Rose H. Huiberson of Chehalis passed away June 17l (1986) at Evergreen Convalescent Center in Olympia. The deceased is a sister of former Odessa resident C. C. ‘Canary’ Heimbigner. Graveside services and burial will be held at Odessa Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 20, the Rev Daniel Cronrath officiating.” (Odessa Record: 6-19-1986) 

Hyatt, Edna L. Schimke,   (d. 2-28-1987; b. 4-22-1908; TS; OC; obit)  “Edna I. (Schimke) Hyatt of Tacoma, born April 22, 1908 near Odessa at the family farm home of her parents, John D and Helena Schimke, passed away Feb 28, (1987) at Tacoma General Hospital following an extended stay after Jan 5 surgery.  A member of the UCC in Odessa, she was a retired teacher whose career began in a one-room school northeast of Spokane. She later taught at Omak, in Anchorage, Alaska, and in Heidelberg and Munich, Germany, before concluding her career in the Tacoma schools. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association. Mrs. Hyatt served in the Red cross in Japan following World War II, and traveled extensively in Europe during the summers of the years she taught there. Her travels took her across other continents as well. A lover of the outdoors, she spent many summers of her retirement at her cabin at Gun Lake in British Columbia. However, Mrs. Hyatt considered Odessa her home.  She is survived by a brother, Leo Schimke of Tacoma; by 3 sisters: Ruth Weber of Odessa, Esther Hansen of Tacoma, and Johanna Sandvig of Ferndale; and by 11 nieces and nephews and many friends.  Memorial services were held Friday, March 6, at Tacoma Avenue South Chapel, Pastor Martin wells officiating.” (Odessa Record:  3-12-1987) 


Odessa City Cemetery Obituaries, Odessa, Washington,  submitted 

to the WAGenweb March 2006 by Marge Womach

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