Odessa City Cemetery
Obituaries submitted by Marge Womach
Page Wac through Wai
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.
Wacker, Alvin R., (WW II) (d. 9-29-1971; b. 7-29-1921; TS; OC) “Alvin Raymond Wacker. Died: 9-29-1971, Odessa, WA. Father: Jacob Wacker, Jr. Mother: Katie Cook. Spouse: Laderma Chappell. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “The residents of this community were saddened to learn of the death, Wednesday evening, Sept 29, of Alvin Wacker, who had been confined to Wenatchee and Odessa hospitals following a heart attack at Winthrop on Sept 18. Mr. Wacker had been participating in shooting events at the annual contests held in the Central Washington community at the time he was stricken. He was first hospitalized in Wenatchee for several days then transferred here, but a recurrence of the illness took his life last week. Alvin Raymond Wacker, the son of the late Jacob Walter Jr. and Mrs. Katie Wacker, was born on July 29, 1921 in Odessa. He attended grade school in Dryden and Odessa, graduating from Odessa High School with the Class of 1939. He served with the US Army during WW II. Alvin Wacker and LaDerma Chappell of Harrington were united in marriage on June 17, 1951. Survivors include his wife and 15 year old son, James Allen, at the home. His mother, Katie Wacker, and brothers, David and Jerry, live in Odessa. Three sisters residing in Spokane are Ruth Jacquot, Florence Brever and Bernice Carkeek. At the time of his death, Alvin was the manager of the Grange Supply of Odessa. He was a member of the English Congregational Church and a past president of the FiWe organization. He is a past president of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, treasurer of the Lions Club, and held membership in the Odessa Gun Club, Marlin Gun Club, Odessa Fire Dept, American Legion and the Odessa Grange. Last rites were conducted on Saturday afternoon from the English church with Rev Douglas Roberts officiating. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were: Don Weishaar, Delbert Cook, Dick Dashiell, Art Grening, Bill Richardson and Al Schmierer.” (Odessa Record: 7 Oct 1971, page 1)
Wacker, Anna M., (d. 1954; b. 1874; TS; OC) “Anna Marie Wacker. Died: 8-08-1954. Birth: 2-03-1874, Russia. Father: Jacob Schafer. Mother: Anna Marie Zeiler. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Funeral services were held from the UCC on Tuesday for Anna Marie Wacker, 80, who died Sunday morning after a three-weeks hospital stay. The Rev E G Klein officiated. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home. Grandsons acted as pallbearers, including Alvin, David, and Jerry Wacker, and Earl, Herbert and William Kiehn. Honorary pall bearers include Jacob Schauerman, Emanuel Salo, Robert Hoefel, Conrad Hopp Sr., Wentel Weber, and George J. Kissler. Head of a pioneer family, Mrs. Wacker was born in Russia, Feb 3, 1874, and came to America early. In 1893, 61 years ago, she married Jacob Wacker at Hastings, Nebraska, and the family came to Washington in 1904. After farming in this area, the Wackers went to Dryden, where they operated a fruit ranch, retiring in 1943 to make their home here. Survivors include the husband, Jacob Wacker, at the home; two sons, Henry J. Wacker, Odessa; and William Wacker, Wenatchee; two daughters, Mrs. David Kiehn, Peshastin, and Mrs. Albert Widmer, Warden; 17 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Schmidt, Calgary, Canada; and Mrs. Frieda Goett, Yukon Territory.” (Odessa Record: 8-12-1954)
Wacker, Bernice B., (d. 1972; b. 1926; TS; OC) “Bernice Belle Wacker. Died: 8-06-1972, Odessa, WA. Father: Merriel McKee. Mother: Belle Kennedy. Spouse: Delmar Wacker. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Mrs. Bernice Belle Wacker passed away Sunday, August 6, at Odessa Memorial Hospital after an illness of 25 years. Funeral services were held at United Congregational Church on Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. with Rev B. M. Schafer officiating. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery. Mrs. Wacker was born in Bluestem, Washington on August 13, 1926. She graduated from Davenport High School in 1944, and was married to Delmar Wacker on June 4, 1946. Six months later she became ill with multiple sclerosis, an illness with which she suffered until her passing. Mr. and Mrs. Wacker had one daughter, Mrs. Judy Westerberg of West Lafayette, IN, who survives her, as does her husband. Other survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Doris Stiles and Mrs. Lois Mecklenberg, both of Davenport, one uncle, M L McKee, Spokane, a nephew, Gerald Stiles, Davenport and a niece, Mrs. Pam Tarbert of Spokane. Casket bearers for the services were Tom Wacker, Bruce Finkbeiner, Gerald Stiles, Randy Wacker, Brian Finkbeiner, and Walt Tarbert.” (Odessa Record: 10 Aug 1972)
Wacker, Delmar, (d. 1990; b. 1924; TS; OC; obit) “Delmar Wacker.—Passed away Jan 26, 1990 in Spokane. His home, Odessa, WA. Survived by his wife, Dora Wacker, at the home; one daughter, Judy Westerberg, Kennewick, WA; four step-children: Harvey Arnold, Kellogg, ID; James Arnold, Spokane, Shirley Peterson, Hot Springs, MT, Ronald Hoehn, Spokane; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Don Wacker, Odessa, WA; sister, Doris Finkbeiner, Odessa; one uncle, John Wacker, Portland, OR. Numerous nieces and nephews. Member of Heritage UCC and the Church Council. Past President and Secretary of Odessa Mens Bowling Assoc. Funeral Service, Tuesday, Jan 30, 1990 at 11 a.m. Heritage UCC Sanctuary, Odessa, Rev Glenn A Gettinger officiating. Interment, Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home in charge.” (scrapbook item)
Wacker, Donald Lamar, Jr., (added) d. 4-02-1952 “Donald Lamar Wacker, Jr. Died: 4-02-1952. Birth: 4-02-1952. infant. Father: Donald Lamar Wacker, Sr. Mother: Jaaner Joan Haynie. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)
Wacker, Elisabeth S., d. 1944; b. 1887; TS; OC;
Wacker, George H., d. 1958; b. 1881; TS; OC;
Wacker, Helen M Schmidt, (d. 1974; b. 1902; TS; OC) “Helen Martha Wacker. Died: 12-19-1974, Odessa, WA. Father: Henry Schmidt. Mother: Marie Reisbig. Spouse: Henry P. Wacker. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Helen M. Wacker, daughter of Henry and Mary Schmidt, was born southwest of Odessa on Sept 24, 1902, where she was baptized and later confirmed. She grew to young womanhood in that area where she also attended the country school. She was united in marriage to Henry P. Wacker, to which union was blessed with six children. Three children as well as her brothers, sisters and parents preceded her in death. The young couple farmed around the Odessa area until 1961. They moved to Odessa in 1948. The farm was turned over to the boys in 1961 at which time the Wackers retired. Mrs. Wacker had been in poor health for a number of years. She entered the local hospital last week Monday and passed away Thursday at 6:30 p.m. She was a faithful member of the United Church and also a contributing member to the MS organization. She is survived by her husband at the home; three children, Delmar and Don Wacker of Odessa, and Doris (Mrs. Ruben Finkbeiner) also of Odessa; 11 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec 22, at the UCC with the Rev A. Hausauer officiating. Music was furnished by Mr. and Mrs. .Delbert Cook with Wilma Schmidt at the organ. Casket bearers were: Bruce Finkbeiner, Steve Finkbeiner, Brian Finkbeiner, Tom Wacker, Randy Wacker, Harry Wacker, and John M. Wacker. The funeral was under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home, with concluding vault interment at the Odessa Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 12-26-1974)
Wacker, Henry, h/o Eliz., d. 12-30-1937; b. 9-26-1869; not shown??; Strates
Wacker, Henry J., (d. 1972; b. 1900; TS; OC) “Henry Joseph Wacker. Died: 12-16-1972, Odessa, WA. Father: Jacob Wacker, Sr. Mother: Anna Schafer. Spouse: Hilda Kiehn. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Henry J. Wacker, a resident of the Odessa area since 1928, died at the Memorial Hospital in Odessa on Dec 1, 1972. He was 72 years old. Mr. Wacker was born on Nov 5, 1900 in Grand Island, Nebraska. In 1904 he and his parents, Jacob and Anna Marie Wacker, moved to a farm in the Odessa area. He attended public school here at a country school near his home. In 1920, Mr. Wacker moved to Dryden and in 1923 was united in marriage to Hilda Kiehn. The couple had two daughters, Mrs. Verna Schafer of Odessa, and Mrs. Shirley Tomlinson, of Auburn, WA. In 1928 the family moved from Dryden to a farm in the Odessa area, where they lived until he retired to Odessa in 1969. He was a member of the UCC in Odessa, where funeral services were held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. with Rev B. M. Schafer officiating. In addition to his wife, Hilda, and his two daughters, survivors include six grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Hannah Widmer of Warden and many other relatives and friends. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery with Strate Funeral Home in charge.” (Odessa Record: 21 Dec 1972)
Wacker, Henry P., (d. 1979; b. 1896; TS; OC) “Henry Phillip Wacker. Died: 1-15-1979; Widowed. Father: Henry Wacker; Mother: Elizabeth Gettman. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Funeral services were held on Thursday, Jan 18, in the UCC, for Henry P. Wacker, who passed away Monday, Jan 15, 1979. Rev Everett Schoessler officiated. Henry Philip Wacker was born Feb 25, 1896 in Norka, Russia. He was the son of Henry and Elizabeth Gettman Wacker. He was baptized on March 30, 1896, in Russia, by the Rev Starkel. In 1902 Henry and his family came to the United States and lived in Portland, Oregon until 1910 when the family moved to the Odessa area, settling on a farm southwest of Odessa. On Feb 25, 1923, he was married to Helen M. Schmidt, in the family home in Odessa. The couple farmed southeast of Ruff for a few years and then moved to a farm southwest of Odessa, where they lived until moving to town in 1948. Mr. Wacker remained active in the farming operation until the mid 1960’s. He became a member of the St Matthews Church in 1933 and was a member of the United Congregational Church since its organization. He served his church in the capacity of Deacon and Trustee at various times. He was also a member of the Odessa Grange and the Washington Wheat Growers Association. Mr. Wacker had resided in the Odessa Convalescent Center for almost a year. His health failed during that year and he passed away at the Odessa Memorial Hospital at the age of 82 years, 10 months and 20 days. Survivors include two sons, Delmar and Donald, of Odessa; one daughter, Doris (Mrs. Reuben Finkbeiner), of Odessa; 11 grandchildren; one great grandchild; one brother, John Wacker of Portland, OR; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. Music for the services was provided by Wilma Schmidt on the organ and Delbert and Delores Cook with two vocal selections. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 1-25-1979)
Wacker, Hilda R., (added) “Hilda R. Wacker. Died: 10-06-1973, Odessa, WA. Father: Jacob Kiehn; Mother: Katherine Kammerzell. Spouse: widowed. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Mr. Henry Walter, the son of Conrad and Mary Katherine, was born in Walter, Russia on Feb 24, 1889. He came to the United States to Hastings, Nebraska, in February of 1893. After only one month there he moved to Walla Walla, WA. In 1898 Henry moved with his family to Ritzville and after one year, to the farm south of Odessa. He lived on that farm until 1945 when the family moved to Odessa. In 1955, they returned to live on the farm until 1968 when he moved back to Odessa. Henry was united in marriage to Elizabeth Schafer on April 6, 1911. God blessed this union with one daughter, Evelyn. He was a farm operator all of his adult life. Henry was a member of the Congregational Church since 1898. In this church he was a faithful and consistent servant of God, Sunday School superintendent, deacon, member of numerous boards and committees and the choir. He was baptized and confirmed in the Congregational tradition. Henry spent the last four years of his life in the Odessa Nursing Home. He died on Dec 11, 1973, at the age of 84. He leaves to mourn his departing, his wife, Elizabeth; one daughter, Evelyn Shugert of Spokane; one grandson; two great grandchildren. Memorial services were held in his honor at the United Congregational. Church Dec 14, 1973 at 11 a.m., Dr B M Schafer, officiating. Interment was at the Odessa Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 12-20-1973)
Wacker, Jacob, (d. 1958; b. 1871; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services are being held this afternoon from the United Congregational Church for Jacob Wacker, Sr. The Rev H. G. Pfeiff is conducting the service. The Strate Funeral Home is handling the service for a Wenatchee valley mortician. Full obituary will be published in the July 10th issue of the Odessa Record. The Wacker family had resided here since 1904, except for a time spent at Dryden on a fruit orchard.” (Odessa Record: 7-03-1958)“Funeral services for Jacob Wacker, Sr., were held from the United Congregational Church last Tuesday, the Rev H. G. Pfeiff officiating. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery. His six grandsons acted as pall bearers, including David, Alvin and Jerry Wacker; Earl, Herbert and Billy Kiehn. Jacob Wacker, Sr., was born in Frank, Russia, on March 22, 1871. He died June 27 at the age of 87 years. He came to the United States April 10, 1892, settling in Hastings, Nebraska. He married Anna Mary Schafer on Feb 11, 1893 in Hastings, Nebraska, where they made their first home. He worked on the railroad for 14 years after which they came to Odessa, settling on their farm 14 miles southwest of Odessa in 1904. They moved to Odessa in October, 1921, after which they bought an orchard at Dryden, moving there in April, 1922. After 21 years in orchard work they returned to Odessa to retire. Mrs. Wacker died in 1954. Since then he made his home in Peshastin, and he died at the Leavenworth hospital. Mr and Mrs Wacker had observed their 60th wedding anniversary in 1953. Seven children were born to this couple, three of whom preceded him in death. He was active until two months ago. Survivors include two sons and two daughters, Henry J. Wacker of Odessa; William Wacker, Wenatchee; Mrs Lydia Kiehn, Peshastin, and Mrs. Hannah Widmer, Warden; 18 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. H. J. Amen, Lincoln, NE, and Mrs. Anna Bauer, Ovid, Colorado.” (Odessa Record: 7-10-1958)
Wacker, Jacob Jr., h/o Katie (d.
8-20-1944; b. 2-26-1894; TS; OC; Strates; Cong)
“Jacob Wacker Jr. Residence: Odessa, WA; Place of death: Bob’s Lake, rural.
Husband of Katie. Birth: Feb 26, 1894; Death: Aug 20, 1944; Age: 50 yrs 5 mos 14
days; male, white, married, implement dealer.
Birthplace: Hastings, Nebraska. Father: Jake Wacker Sr., born Russia;
Mother: Anna Marie Schaefer born Russia. Cause of death: Drowning. Physician:
Bonney. Burial: Odessa Cemetery.
Funeral Service: St Mathews Cong. church at 2 p.m. Sunday. Interment: Aug 27,
1944; Rev Flemmer.” (Mortuary Ledger) “Jacob Wacker, Jr.
Died: 8-20-1944, Odessa, WA. Father:
Jacob Wacker, Sr. Mother: Anna
Marie Schafer. Spouse: Married
(Katie). Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)
“Jacob Wacker. Aged: 50 yrs 5 mos 25 days. Dated: Sept 27, 1944. Burial:
Odessa.” (St Mathews Congregational Ledger)
Wacker, Katie, (d. 1978; b. 1894; TS; OC) “Katie Wacker. Died: 11-01-1978, Odessa, WA. Father: Henry Kuch; Mother: Catherine Cook. Spouse: Widowed. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)-
Wacker, LaDerma Chappell, (added) d. 10-14-2001 obit “A memorial service for LaDerma Wacker, a former resident of Odessa, will be held on Thursday, Oct 18, at 11 a.m. at the Heritage Church in Odessa. Mrs. Wacker, who was 69 years old, died Sunday, Oct 14, 2001, in Spokane. She was born Sept 19, 1932, in Harrington, the daughter of Joseph and Rose (Schmierer) Chappell. She grew up and attended school in Harrington, graduating from Harrington High School with the Class of 1950. Shortly after, she married Al Wacker, and they made their home in Odessa. They had one son, James. LaDerma was employed at the Corner Drug in Odessa for several years. In 1974, she moved to Spokane, where she worked in various restaurants. She was an avid sports fan, enjoyed watching golf and was employed at the Wandermere Golf Course for 15 years. She was also an active member of the Seattle Mariners and Seahawks fan clubs. In Feb 2001, her failing health forced her to quit working. She continued to live in Spokane until her death. She is survived by one son, James A. Wacker of Spokane; her mother, Rose Jenkins, of Spokane; two brothers, Arling (Red) Chappell, of Veradale, and Darrell Chappell, of Spokane; and two sisters, Peggy Heidenreich, of Spokane, and Maxine Wetjen, of Petaluma, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Wacker in 1972.” (Odessa Record: 10-18-2001)
Wacker, Richard Dean, (d. 1-21-1944; b. 1-13-1935; s/o Jac; TS; OC; Str; Cong) “Richard Dean Wacker. Aged: 9 yrs 8 days. Dated: Jan 27, 1944. Burial: Odessa.” (St Mathews Congregational Church ledger) “Richard Dean Wacker. Residence: Odessa, WA. Birth: Jan 13, 1935, Dryden, WA. Death: Jan 21, 1944, Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane. Aged: 9 yrs 8 days. Male, single, white, student in school. Father: Jacob J. Wacker, born Hastings, NE; Mother: Katie Cook, Hastings, NE. Primary Cause of death: Pan Sinusitis. Dr C. Veasey, Jr., Spokane. Funeral: St Mathews Church at 2 p.m., Thursday. Rev J. P. Flemmer. Burial: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA, 1-27-1944.” (Mortuary Ledger) “Richard Dean Wacker, 9-year-old grade school pupil, died on Friday at a Spokane hospital, where he had been taken for an operation for a sinus infection. Richard was born in Dryden, Jan 13, 1935, and came here with his parents, entering the Odessa grade schools, where he was a member of the third grade. Funeral services are being held from the St Matthews Congregational church, the Rev J. P. Flemmer officiating, with burial in the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home. Four playmates are acting as pallbearers, including Max and Paul Totusek, Robert Widmer, and Willard Graedel. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wacker, Jr.; three sisters, Mrs. Edward Rechkoss, New York City; Florence Wacker, Los Angeles, CA; and Bernice, Odessa; three brothers, T/Sgt David Wacker, instructor at the Florida airport after overseas duty, Alvin in army service in Texas, and Gerald at home.” (Odessa Record: 1-27-1944)
Wagner, Alfred, (d. 11-16-1978; b. 11-03-1892; TS; OC) “Alfred Wagner. Died: 11-16-1978. Birth: 11-03-1892, Canada. Spouse: Trella Finney. Father: Andrew Wagner. Mother: Katherine Kallenberger; Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health Death card) “Al Wagner died on Nov 16, 1978 at the age of 85 years. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov 20, 1978 from the English Congregational church with Pastor Douglas Roberts officiating. Interment was in the Odessa cemetery with Strate Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. He was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada on Nov 3, 1893 to Andrew and Katherine Wagner. He was one of nine children, having three brothers and five sisters. He also had three half-brothers and one half-sister. The family moved to Odessa from Canada in 1902 where they lived for a year. They then moved to their farm northeast of Marlin until 1908, when they moved to Odessa where he was active in the grocery business. Al was in the lumber business until he retired in 1948 and at that time he took over farm interests. On Nov 22, 1916 he married Trella Finney and two children were born to the couple. He was a faithful member of the English Congregational Church. He was also active in the Masonic Lodge, the Modern Woodmen, the Odessa Gun Club, the Odessa Lions Club, the Odessa Golf Club, the El Katif Shrine of Spokane, the Sage Shrine of Ritzville and the Oddfellows Lodge of Harrington. He also served as Odessa City Treasurer and on the Odessa School Board. He is survived by his wife, Trella, at the home; one son, Roscoe Wagner, of Roseburg, OR; one daughter, Dorothy Grening, of Odessa and three grandsons, Mark, Randy, and Robbie Wagner, all of Spokane. He is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Maggie Butte and Mrs. Ida Weber of Odessa, and Mrs. Claudia Holder of Lacey, WA. Sacred selections, ‘The Old Rugged Cross’ and ‘Safe In The Arms of Jesus’ were sung by Delores Stehr and Jo Roberts, accompanied by Joyce Roberts on the organ. Masonic Lodge members serving as casket bearers were Henry Michaelsen Jr., Fred Stehr, Frank Wraspir, John Scrupps, Alvin Goetz and Cecil Schell. Graveside services were conducted by the Odessa Masonic Lodge #156.” (Odessa Record: 11-23-1978)
Wagner, Alma Dean Carlyle, (added) “Alma Dean Carlyle Wagner, a former resident of Marlin, died in Kennewick on Friday, Jan 17, 2003. She was 91 years old. She was born Jan 5, 1912, at Bluestem, the daughter of Ulysses Calvin and Susan Phillips Carlyle. She was graduated from Davenport High School in 1929 and Cheney Normal School (Eastern Washington University) in 1931. Alma taught for two years at the Kallenberger rural school northeast of Marlin and one year at Juanita, in the Yakima Valley, prior to her marriage to Harvey V. Wagner, of Marlin, on May 31, 1934. Until she and Harvey retired in 1975, they lived most of the time in the Marlin area, where they raised their family. They retired, living in Neilton, WA, for 15 years prior to moving to Kennewick in 1991. Alma was a member of the Odessa chapter of Eastern Star, the Cannawai Ladies Club, Marlin Presbyterian Ladies Aid, Marlin PTA and the Kennewick First Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, music and reading. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, one granddaughter, Sharon Nancy Bodeau, and an infant grandson. She is survived by two daughters, Nancy G Fiess, and Sharon A Sump, both of Richland, and a son, Larry D. Wagner, of Fountain Valley, CA. Also surviving are two grandsons, L. Keith Bodeau and Edward N. Hoff, and 5 granddaughters, Joanne M. Mizell, Patricia M. Costahaude, Heidi L. Moncrief, Elizabeth M. Oestreich and Karin L. Wagner. In addition, she had six great-grandsons and five great-granddaughters. There will be a viewing from 9 to 10:30 a.m. today, Jan 23, at the Odessa Cemetery Chapel followed by the burial service at 11 a.m. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Jan 23, at the First Presbyterian Church, 2000 W Kennewick Avenue in Kennewick. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record-Jan 23, 2003)
Wagner, Blanche K.,
4-10-1993; b. 4-20-1919; TS; OC) “Blanche
Wagner, of Odessa, died Saturday, April 10, (1993), in Spokane.
She had been a resident of Odessa for many years. Survivors include three
sons, Mark Wagner and Rob Wagner, both of Spokane, and Randy Wagner, of Reno,
NV; one granddaughter, Michelle Wagner, of Spokane; two brothers, George
Scroggie, of Carrie, MN, and Charles Scroggie, of Sunnyvale, CA; one sister,
Dorothy Wilson, of West Covina, CA, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a
member of the Heritage United Church of Christ. Memorial services will be held
Thursday, April 15, 1993, at 11 a.m. at the Heritage UCC Church. Strate Funeral
Home was in charge of arrangements.” (scrapbook item) “Memorial service for
Blanche Wagner, 73, is planned for 11 a.m. at the Heritage UCC church in Odessa,
WA... Mrs. Wagner died Saturday. Born in Ruthton, SD, she moved to Odessa many
years ago....” (scrapbook obit)
Wagner, Edward, (h/o Tonia d. 3-20-1966; b. 1-10-1882; TS; OC; dc) “Edward Wagner.—His home, Odessa, WA. Survived by his wife, Tonia Wagner at the home; one son Harvey Wagner, Marlin, WA; one daughter, Mrs. Wilma Nuckolls, Spokane, WA; 2 brothers, Alfred Wagner, Odessa, WA, Charles Wagner, Olympia, WA; 5 sisters, Mrs. Rose Perkins, Vancouver, WA; Mrs. John (Emma) Goetz, Odessa, WA; Mrs. William (Maggie) Butte, Spokane, WA; Mrs. Gus (Ida) Weber, Odessa, WA; Mrs. Charles (Claudia) Holden, Olympia, WA; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. A member of Odessa Baptist Church; a member of Cannawai Grange. Funeral services Wed, March 23 at 2 p.m. from the Baptist Church, Odessa, WA. Interment Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA in charge.” (scrapbook item) “Edward Wagner. Died: 3-20-1966, Odessa, WA. Father: Andrew Wagner; Mother: Margaret Bebley. Spouse: married. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health Death card) “Funeral services were held yesterday at the Baptist Church in Odessa for Edward Wagner, 84, a pioneer of the Marlin area, who died March 20th following a three-week illness at the local hospital. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery. Pallbearers, all nephews, were: Judd Perkins and Victor Roth, Spokane; Alvin and James Goetz, Marlin; Herbert Goetz, Tacoma; and Roscoe Wagner. Edward Wagner was born Jan 10, 1882 to Andrew and Katherine Wagner at Tyndall, SD. At the age of 1 ½ years his mother died, and he was raised by foster parents until 12. He then joined his father, who had married Katherine Kallenberger, and lived at Medicine Hat, Alberta. His schooling ended at this time. The Wagners lived on a stock ranch near Shelby, MT, for seven years. In 1901, at the age of 21, Edward moved to Washington and a short time later homesteaded nine miles northeast of Marlin. In Oct 1905 he married Tonia Goetz. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last October. They continued to farm in the Marlin area until 1949 when they retired and moved to Odessa. Mr. Wagner had been in failing health for the last few years. He is survived by his wife, Tonia, at the home in Odessa. There were three children, two daughters and one son: Alice Kehrer, who preceded her father in death in 1930 at the age of 23; Harvey of Marlin; Wilma Nuckolls of Spokane. There are 7 grandchildren; Elton Kehrer, Marlin; Nancy Bodeau, Wilbur; Sharon Hoff, Portland; Larry Wagner, San Anselmo, CA; Kay Del, Arvita and James Nuckolls, Spokane; 7 great grandchildren... Edward Wagner is also survived by a brother, Al, of Odessa and Charles of Tacoma; and 5 sisters, Rose Perkins, Vancouver, WA; Emma Goetz and Ida Weber, Odessa; Maggie Butte, Spokane; and Claudea Holden, Tacoma. Mr. Wagner had been a member of the Baptist Church since coming to Washington in 1901. He joined the Canniwai Grange in 1937.” (Odessa Record: 3-24-1966)
Wagner, Harvey Victor, (d. 12-28-1997; b. 5-08-1910; TS; OC) “Harvey Victor Wagner, a native and former resident of the Marlin area, died in Kennewick on Sunday, Dec 28, 1997. He was 87 years old. He was the son of Edward and Tonia (Goetz) Wagner, born May 8, 1910, northeast of Marlin on his father’s homestead. He attended the Kallenberger rural school and farmed with his father until 1933. He married Alma Dean Carlyle, of Davenport, in Yakima on May 3, 1934. They made their home in Marlin, Cashmere and Wenatchee for a few years, then settled in the Marlin area and farmed until they retired in 1975. They lived in Neilton, WA, until moving to Kennewick in 1991. Harvey was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles for more than 50 years and of Cannawai Grange for many years. He was an avid fisherman and game hunter and especially enjoyed reading and baseball in later years. He is survived by his wife, Alma, at their home; two daughters, Nancy Gail Fiess and Sharon Alice Sump, of Richland, and a son, Larry Duane Wagner, of Fountain Valley, CA. He also is survived by two grandsons, L. Keith Bodeau and Edward N. Hoff, and 5 granddaughters, Joanne M. Mizell, Patricia M. Costabaude, Heide L. Moncrief, Elizabeth M. Oestreich and Karin L. Wagner. In addition, he had six great grandsons and 5 great granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters as well as a granddaughter, Sharon Nancy, and an infant grandson. There will be a viewing on Jan 2, 1998 at the Odessa Cemetery Chapel in Odessa, followed by the burial service. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Jan 2 at First Presbyterian Church at 2000 West Kennewick Ave, Kennewick. Serving as pallbearers are Keith Bodeau, Edward Hoff, William Mizell, Crayton Oestreich, Gary Moncrief, Robert Carlyle and Stanley Goetz. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 1-01-1998)
Wagner, Roscoe Leroy, (d. 11-02-2000; b. 8-01-1918; TS; OC) “Roscoe L. Wagner (age 82).—passed away Nov 2, 2000 in Odessa, WA. His home, Odessa, WA. He is survived by his wife, Millie (Reister) Wagner, at the home; three sons: Mark Wagner, Spokane, Randy Wagner, Reno, NV, Robbie and wife, Chris Wagner, Spokane, WA; one granddaughter, Michelle Wagner, Spokane; two step-children; one sister, Dorothy Grening, Odessa. He was a member of the Heritage Church, Odessa, WA, Odessa Golf Club and Odessa VFW. He was a WW II Veteran of the US Marine Corps. Memorial Services Monday, Nov 6, 2000 at 11 a.m. at Heritage Church, Odessa, WA, Pastors Larry Snyder and Charles Smith officiating. Inurnment preceded services in the Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, in charge of arrangements.” (scrapbook obit)
Wagner, Tonia, (d. 2-11-1969; b. 8-02-1886; TS; OC) “Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb 15, at the Baptist Church for Mrs. Tonia Goetz Wagner, who died in a Spokane nursing home at the age of 82 years. Mrs. Wagner was born at Parkston, North Dakota, on August 2, 1886. Her parents, John and Justina Goetz, moved the family to a farm near Salem, Oregon, six years later. In 1897 the family moved to Washington and settled northwest of Odessa, where they farmed for many years before retiring. Mrs. Wagner was a member of the Baptist Church for 65 years, joining the North Baptist church in May, 1904. In 1905 on Oct 29th, she married Edward Wagner. The couple farmed in the Marlin area until they retired in 1949. They moved to Spokane until 1964 when they relocated in Odessa. Mr. Wagner died in 1966. Mrs. Wagner then made her home with her daughter, Wilma, in Spokane until she became ill and had to be moved to a nursing home. She stayed at Madison South Convalescent Center until her death on Feb11, 1969. Mrs. Wagner was preceded in death by one daughter, Alice, whose son, Elton Kehrer, she raised. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Wilma Nuckolls of Spokane, and one son, Harvey, of Marlin. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Emilia Roth of Spokane, and four brothers, John Goetz of Odessa, Emanuel of Marlin, and Daniel and Henry of Seattle also survive. Officiating at the funeral were Rev Myrl E. Thiesies of the Terrace Heights Baptist church in Spokane and Rev Albert Richardson of Odessa. Music was presented by Mrs. Delbert Cook, organist, and Mrs. Merle Schmautz of Veradale, as soloist. Pallbearers were Roger Schlimmer, Laddie Schlimmer, Eddie Kuch, Henry Kallenberger, Dan Janke, Eugene Schorzman and Bobbie Engle.” (scrapbook obit; Odessa Record: 2-19-1969) “Tonia Wagner. Died: 2-11-1969. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health burial card.)
Wagner, Trella Finney, (d. 12-24-1988; b. 8-14-1897; TS; OC) “Trella D. Wagner, Age 91.—Passed away Dec 24, 1988 in Odessa, WA. Her home, Odessa. Survived by one son, Roscoe Wagner, Odessa; one daughter, Dorothy Grening; 3 grandsons, Mark, Robert and Randy Wagner, all of Spokane; one great-granddaughter, Michelle Wagner, Spokane; numerous nieces and nephews including Donna Kittleson, Seattle, WA; Harley Frank, Spokane. Preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Al Wagner in 1978. A lifetime resident of Odessa, a community founded by her father, G W Finney. A charter member of the English Congregational Church and a charter member of Royal Neighbors of America; member of VFW Auxiliary, all of Odessa. Funeral services Wednesday, Dec 28, 1988 at 11 a.m. at Heritage UCC chapel, Odessa. Rev Glenn Gettinger, officiating. Interment Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, in charge.” (scrapbook obit) “Trella Daisy Wagner. Died: 12-24-1988. Birth: 8-14-1897, WA. Widowed, Spouse: Alfred Wagner. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health Death and burial cards) “Trella Wagner, 91, a lifelong resident of Odessa and daughter of community founder G. W. Finney, passed away Dec 24, (1988) in Odessa Memorial Hospital. She was a charter member of the English Congregational Church here and of the local chapter, Royal Neighbors of America; she was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Odessa post. Mrs. Wagner was married 62 years to Alfred Wagner, who preceded her in death Nov 16, 1978. She is survived by a son, Roscoe Wagner, and by a daughter, Dorothy Grening, both of Odessa; by 3 grandsons: Mark Wagner, Randy Wagner and Robert Wagner, all of Spokane; by a great granddaughter, Michelle Wagner of Spokane; and by numerous nieces and nephews, including Donna Kittilson of Seattle and Harley Frank of Spokane. Funeral service was held Dec 28 at the Heritage Chapel, former English Congregational Church, with Pastor Glenn Gettinger officiating. Interment followed at the Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge.” (Odessa Record: 1-12-1989)
Wahl, Wilhelmina, d. 3-11-32; b. 10-03-1850; w/o John; burial not shown-Strates
Waitt, Jacob, (see Woitt)
Wakeling, Clair M., (WW II) , d. 11-27-1999; b. 9-26-1914; TS; OC;
Wakeling, Edna M. Lauer, (d. 1992; b. 1907; TS; OC) “Edna W. Wakeling, a former resident of the Odessa area, died Monday, Nov 30, (1992), in Spokane. She was 85 years old. Mrs. Wakeling was born Feb 10, 1907, at Lauer, a grain station named for her family. Her parents, John F. and Martha Miessner Lauer, were pioneer farmers there. The Lauer farm home remains a landmark of the area today. Edna attended the Lauer School and she was graduated from Odessa High School. She then went on to Washington State College (now University) and later was graduated with a degree in education from the University of Washington. She taught in several schools, including those in Kettle Falls and Omak and at North Central and Lewis and Clark high schools in Spokane. She was a teacher for 27 years. She taught both French and English. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, the Spokane Retired Teachers Assn, the Spokane Club, the Women of Rotary and was a 27 year member of the Knife and Fork Club. She is survived by her husband, Clair Wakeling, at the home in Spokane; one daughter and her husband, Judith and Dennis Larson, of Spokane; four grandchildren, Todd Larson, of Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA, Chris and Heather Larson, of North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene, and Jon Larson, of Spokane; one sister, Rosa Kramer, of Spokane, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters. Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, Dec 3 at 11 a.m. at the Odessa Cemetery Chapel. The Rev Scott Jurgens will officiate. Interment will be in Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.” (scrapbook obit) “Edna Wilma Wakeling. Died: 11-30-1992. Birth: 2-10-1907, WA. Spouse: Clair Wakeling. Buried: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health Death card)
Odessa City Cemetery Obituaries, Odessa, Washington, submitted
to the WAGenweb March 2006 by Marge Womach
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