Ritzville Memorial Cemetery Obituaries

                                                                                  Adams county, Washington by Marge Womach

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Haase: ( b. 1903, d. 1976)  John D. Haase, 72.—Passed away Feb 10, 1976, in a Spokane nursing home. His home, Ritzville, WA. Surviving is his wife, Clarissa, at the family home; 2 sons, Mike Haase, Ritzville; Pat Haase, Coeur d’Alene, ID; one daughter, Mrs. Stan (Beverly) Sloan, Spokane; two brothers, Leo Haase, Wenatchee; Rhainard Haase, Portland, OR; five sisters, Mrs. Jesse Counts, Olympia; Mrs. Albert Garrett, Portland, OR; Mrs. Truman Fenimore, Forest Grove, OR; Mrs. Jane Doyle, Spokane; Mrs. Bill Landis, Portland. He was a member of the Lind, WA, Zion Congregational Church, Ralston Grange and the Washington Wheat Growers Association. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb 13, 1976 at 2 p.m. at the Zion Congregational Church, Lind, WA. Rev Ed Cunningham officiating. Interment Ritzville Memorial Cemetery.” (Spokesman Review: 2-12-1976)

Hahn: ( b. 1876, .d 1948)  Gustav Hahn, former resident of the Batum area, a resident of Ritzville for the past 23 years, died last Thursday and was buried on Monday from the Zion Congregational church there. He came from Russia 36 years ago. He farmed at Batum and on the west Bentley  ranch in the early days. He is survived by his widow, Annie Marie; two daughters, Mrs. Floyd Farrier, Mrs. Edward Milgren, Seattle; one son, Alexander, Portland, OR, and one grandson.” (Odessa Record: 4-08-1948; TS: Ritzville Memorial Cemetery)

Harder: ( b. 1864, d. 1963)  Jacob Harder, 79, Sprague pioneer cattleman and extensive landowner in the Sprague-Ritzville district, died Saturday.  He was born in  Denmark and came to America in 1883. He came directly west and settled at Three Springs Bar on the Snake River where he lived for about 10 years. From there he moved to Kahlotus Lake and was in the cattle business with his brothers, Max and Hans, both deceased. Graveside services were read at Ritzville. He is survived by his wife Annie; one daughter, Anne M. Harder; three sons, Carl D and John J of Ritzville and Max S of Sprague. (excerpts from Odessa Record: 11 Nov 1943)

Heimbigner: ( b. Apr 6, 1881, d. Nov 19, 1933)  Adam Heimbigner, farmer of the Ritzville region, well known in Odessa, was buried at Ritzville on Tuesday, following his death on Sunday morning. He had been ill for some time. He is survived by his widow, six sons and three daughters, one son, Henry Heimbigner, living at Dryden, a daughter, Mrs. John Echnell, at Batum, and Mrs. Henry Less, Packard. The rest live at the family home.” (Odessa Record: 11-24-1933)

Heimbigner: ( b. Apr 22, 1902, d. Mar 22, 1987)  Charlotte (Lottie) Heimbigner, 84.—Passed away March 22, 1987 in Ritzville Hospital. Her home, Ritzville, WA. Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Betty) Telecky, Ritzville; Mrs. Barbara Niendam, Spokane ; three sons, Herschel Heimbigner, Ritzville; Kenneth Heimbigner, Moses Lake, WA; Arnold (Fritz) Heimbigner, Spokane; 17 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren; 5 sisters, Katherine Kiesz, Ritzville; Mary Keller, Spokane; Molly Sherrer, Martha Bunney, both of Vancouver, WA; Pauline Thiel, Ritzville; 5 step-sisters, two step-brothers; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by three sisters, two grandsons. Member of Zion Congregational Church and Daughters of Zion , Ritzville, WA , Grittman Sr. Center , American Legion Auxiliary. Funeral Service, Wednesday, March 25, 1987 at 2 p.m. Zion Congregational Church, Rev Russell Clark, officiating. Interment, Ritzville Memorial Cemetery . Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman: 1987)  

Heimbigner: ( b. Aug 26, 1914, d. Feb 16, 2006) "Clarence Heimbigner, 91, died Thursday, Feb 16, 2006, at Holy Family Hospital in Spokane. He was born Aug 26, 1914, at Ritzville, the son of John R. and Mary (Kinzel) Heimbigner. In 1920, the family moved from the Ritzville area to Whitman County, first to Garfield and then to Farmington, where the family farmed. Clarence received his education and was confirmed in the Lutheran faith in Farmington. He joined the United States Army at the beginning of World War II and was honorably discharged in Jan 1946. From 1946 to 1955, Clarence worked for several farmers in the Palouse area and for Western Fruit in Spokane. In 1955 he went to work for the Spokane Four Mill, where he was employed for 17 years, until the mill closed in 1972. He then worked part time for various farmers until 1976, when he retired. Clarence is survived by his friend, Marion Hesseltine, of Spokane; one sister, Ruby Zeiler, of Odessa; a brother, Everett Heimbigner, of Tucson, AZ; one niece, Beatrice Lyon of Spokane; and one nephew, Robert Zeiler and his wife Debra, of Odessa. His parents, a sister and three brothers preceded Clarence in death. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Feb 21, at 11 a.m. at the Danekas Funeral Home Chapel in Ritzville, with Pastor Bob Kenyon officiating. Interment will follow at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, was in charge of funeral arrangements." (Odessa Record: 2-23-2006)

Heimbigner: ( b. May 12, 1936, d. Jan 26, 1913)Conrad Heimbigner Sr, father of John Heimbigner of this place, died at the home of his son, Henry, near Packard, Sunday from a complication of heart failure and dropsy, aged 77 years. Deceased was a native of Russia, immigrating to this country in 1878, and first setting in Nebraska, and later residing in Oregon and at Walla Walla, Wash.  For the past 20 years he lived in Adams County, where he farmed up to ten years ago, since which time he has made his home in Ritzville. For the past few years he has been staying with his son, Henry, near Packard, where death overtook him. His wife died about two years ago, but he is survived by five sons, John of this place; Conrad and Jacob, who live at Chester, Mont.; Adam, of Ritzville; and Henry of Packard; and four daughters, Mrs. J. C. Oestrich and Mrs. Conrad Lesser, of Ritzville; Mrs. Katie Schell, of Portland, OR; and Mrs. Mary Mayer of San Francisco, CA.  The funeral was held from the Second German Congregational church at Ritzville Thursday, being delayed until that time so as to enable the relatives living at a distance to be present.” (Odessa Record: 1-31-1913)  

Heimbigner; ( b. Apr 9, 1907, d. Jan 8, 1997)  Elizabeth Heimbigner, age 89.—Of Ritzville, WA, who was a resident of Adams County for over 84 years, passed away on Wednesday, Jan 8, 1997 at the Life Care Center, Ritzville, WA. Surviving is her son, Ronald E Heimbigner of Dunwoody, GA; four grandchildren, Ron Heimbigner, Jr., of McKinney, TX, Dean S Heimbigner of Orlando, FL, Michelle Hazelton of Columbus, GA, Stephen Heimbigner of Dunwoody, GA; three brothers, Fred Benzel of Ritzville, WA, Reinhold Benzel of Renton, WA, Alex Benzel of Scottsbluff, NE. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer H Heimbigner, in September of 1996. She was a member of Philadelphia Congregational Church and Grace Chapter of Ritzville. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan 11, 1997 at 1 p.m. at the Philadelphia Congregational Church at Ritzville, with Pastor Pamela Smith and Earl Menchhofer, officiating. Concluding services and Vault Interment will follow at the Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Heimbigner will lie in state on Friday, Jan 10, 1997 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA.” (Spokesman Review: 1-12-1997)

Heimbigner: ( b. Dec 15, 1884 d. Jun 11,1971)  “The funeral service for Henry H. Heimbigner, who had passed away on Nov 4, was held Monday afternoon at 2 at the Philadelphia Congregational Church in Ritzville, the Rev Ernest Sprenger officiating. He was 87 years old.  He leaves a wife, Martha, at the family home in Ritzville; four sons, Elmer of Ritzville; Alvin of Fall City; Joel of Walla Walla; and Jonah of Odessa; three daughters, Esther (Mrs. Emil Miller) of Dryden; Anna (Mrs. Carl Benzel) of Harrington; and Margaret (Mrs. Don Gilliam) of Sequim; 21 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren.  Six of his grandchildren served as pall bearers: Gary, Cameron, Jon and Leland Heimbigner, Sherel Miller and Kerry Woitt. Honorary bearers were Henry Schneider, Fred Benzel Jr., Jacob Weizel, Emanuel Grams, Emanuel Pflugrath, James Kadlec, Ervin Ziemer, and Dan Roloff.  Henry H. Heimbigner, son of Conrad and Anna Marie Kiehn Heimbigner, was born on July 28, 1884 near Bickleton in Klickitat County. In the fall of 1891 the Heimbigner family moved to a farm about 11 miles northwest of Ritzville. As a youngster he attended public school up to the fifth grade. In 1903 he enrolled in the Empire Business College at Walla Walla. After completing his course of study in two years he returned to help a brother on the farm. In 1906 he started farming on his own. On May 27, 1907 he was united in marriage with Martha Kuest. The couple continued farming until 1912 when he was employed by the Seattle Grain Co to operate the elevator and warehouse at Packard. He continued as manager until 1920 when the family moved to Dryden to operate a fruit orchard. While raising fruit he was also the manager of the Wenatchee Coop for some five or six years. In 1942 the orchard was leased to some of the children and in 1952 Mr. and Mrs. Heimbigner  retired to Wenatchee.  They remained there until October of 1960 when they moved to Ritzville, residing at 506 West Seventh Avenue. Two sons and one daughter preceded Mr. Heimbigner in death. Burial was in the Ritzville Memorial Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 11-11-1971)

Heimbigner: ( d. 1901) (infant Heimbigner) “The little child of Conrad Heimbigner died last Saturday morning of spasms in the office of Dr Connell in Odessa.” (Odessa Record: 10-25-1901)  

Heimbigner: ( b. Feb 17, 1892, d. 1962)  “Funeral services for Jacob  (Jake) Heimbigner, 69, a custodian and caretaker in the Ritzville school district for 28 years, were held Monday, Feb 6, at the chapel of the Danekas Funeral Home. Heimbigner died Friday of cancer at the Adams County Memorial hospital. He had been ill since July 9, 1961. Rev R. W. Rieger officiated at the services. Interment was at the Ritzville Memorial Cemetery…. He was born to Andrew and Katherine Heimbigner Feb 17, 1892, at Walla Walla. Heimbigner came to Adams County at the age of 2 with his parents. They homesteaded 12 ½ miles northwest of Ritzville. He attended school at Odessa and later married Lydia Weber on Dec 9, 1913. …Surviving are his wife at the home at 405 South Chelan; five sons, Eldon of Ephrata; Walter and Ivan of Ritzville; Martin of Spokane; and Richard of Moses Lake; three daughters, Mrs. Howard Telecky and Mrs. Cliff Ahern of Ritzville and Mrs. Winston Davis of Spokane and 21 grandchildren. Also surviving are one brother, Henry Heimbigner of Ritzville, and a sister, Mrs. Henry Gettman of Odessa.—Ritzville Journal Times.” (excerpt in Odessa Record: 1962, scrapbook)

Heimbigner: ( b. 1886, d. 1961) “Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. this afternoon for John R. Heimbigner from the funeral home chapel in Ritzville, with the rev Samuel Goldmen officiating. Heimbigner died Monday at Spokane. He was a pioneer resident of the Ritzville area.  Survivors include his wife, Mary, at the home in Spokane; two daughters, Mrs. Ed (Elsie) Zeiler and Mrs. Jacob (Ruby) Zeiler, Odessa; three sons, Roy H Heimbigner, Seattle; Clarence Heimbigner, Spokane; and Everett Heimbigner, Phoenix, AZ; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Henry G Gettman, Odessa; two brothers, Henry Heimbigner of Ritzville and Jake Heimbigner of Ritzville.” (Odessa Record: 1-19-1961)

Heimbigner:( b. 1954, d. 1978)  “Funeral services for Lynn L. Heimbigner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonah Heimbigner, Route 2, Odessa, will be held from the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Ritzville at 11 a.m. today (June 8). Lynn died at a Bellevue hospital on June 5 as a result of injuries suffered on June 4 from a motorcycle accident. Born at Spokane on Dec 28, 1954, he died at the age of 23. He was a 1973 graduate of Odessa High School and was a student at WSU. Rev William Arthur and Rev Cloyce Cunningham will officiate at the funeral.  Interment will be in the Ritzville Memorial Cemetery.  Survivors, other than his parents at the family home, are three brothers, Jon J. Heimbigner, Spokane; Barry L Heimbigner, Republic of Singapore, Malaysia; and Scott D. Heimbigner at the family farm home. Other survivors are Mrs. Carolyn Wishon, a grandmother at Yakima, and H. D. Couch, a grandfather at Chelan; two nephews and one niece.” (Odessa Record: 6-08-1978; Photo with original)

Heimbigner: ( b. Sep 23, 1892, d. Mar 12, 1980)  “Funeral services were held March 15, 1980, for Lydia Heimbigner, 87, who passed away March 12, 1980, at the Ritzville Hospital. A lifelong resident of Adams County, Lydia Heimbigner, daughter of Adam and Magdalene Weber, was born Sept 23, 1892, some 14 miles northwest of Ritzville where her parents homesteaded. She received her education in a one room country school.  On Dec 9, 1913 she was married to Jacob Heimbigner, who preceded her in death in 1962, as did a daughter, Selma Telecky, in 1977.  Mrs. Heimbigner is survived by 5 sons: Eldon, Ephrata; Walter and Ivan, Ritzville; Martin, Spokane; and Richard, Renton; 2 daughters, Jane, Mrs. Winston Davis, of Spokane; and Elma, Mrs. Cliff Ahern; 2 sisters and a step-sister: Lena Reiman, Dryden; Edith Farris, Everett; and Elsie Hopp, Anchorage, Alaska; 4 brothers: John Weber, Ritzville; David Weber, Odessa; George Weber, Seattle; and Sam Weber, Green Valley, Arizona; 21 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held at the Danekas Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ernest Sprenger officiating.  Sacred selections sung by Milton Sackmann were ‘How Great Thou Art’ and ‘Beyond the Sunset’.  Organist was Mrs. Evelyn Heider. Casket bearers were Steve Heimbigner, Randy Heimbigner, Dennis Heimbigner, Martin Heimbigner, Eric Davis, Brent Davis and Larry Aherns. Interment was in the Ritzville Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 3-20-1980)

Heimbigner: ( b. Sep 29, 1906, d. Jan 16, 1993)  “Funeral services for Lydia M Heimbigner will be held at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, at the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Ritzville. Mrs. Heimbigner, who was 86 years old, died on Jan 16, 1993, in Ritzville. She had lived most of her life in Ritzville, but was an Odessa-area resident several years.  She was born on Sept 29, 1906, in Ritzville, the daughter of Frederick and Katherine Adler Miller. She grew up in Ritzville and attended Ritzville schools, graduating from Ritzville High School in 1925. In Sept 1925 she married August Heimbigner, and they made their home in Tacoma for a time, and then moved to Ritzville. In 1937 they began farming the Heimbigner family farm three miles southeast of Odessa. They had two daughters. Mr. Heimbigner died in 1943, and Mrs. Heimbigner and her family moved back to Ritzville. Mrs. Heimbigner was employed by the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company as an operator and in later years was the office supervisor. She retired from the telephone company in 1965 after 22 years. She was a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church, the telephone Pioneers and the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia and a charter member of the Odessa Grange.  Surviving are her two daughters, Shirley Weber, of Yucaipa, CA; and Cynthia Langenheder and her husband Bob Langenheder, of Ritzville; 5 grandchildren, Lisa Stephen, of Spokane, Karl Langenheder, of Ritzville; Keith Weber, of La Habra, CA; Renee Patrick, of Yucaipa, CA; and Valerie Root, of Eldorado, CA; 12 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred Heimbigner, of Spokane, and Ruby Ahlers, of Walla Walla, and a brother, Harold Miller, of Spokane. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers. The Rev Robert Lester will officiate at the funeral service. Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, is in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 1-21-1993)

Heimbigner: ( b. 1870, d. 1948)  “Funeral services were held at Spokane this morning for Mary C. Heimbigner, Chester, MT, and burial is being made in the Ritzville Cemetery. Mrs. Heimbigner was a pioneer Odessa resident, leaving here about 30 years ago with a group that were locating in Montana, where she continued to make her home. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mary Taylor of Billings, MT; and Mrs. Clara Widowfield, of Malt, MT; six sons, David C. Heimbigner of Odessa; Henry, Walter, Sam and Harry Heimbigner, all of Chester, MT; and Fred Heimbigner of Spokane; 22 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters and brothers, Mrs. Mary Manlig of Pasco; Mrs. Threse Lauritsen, of Portland; Mrs. Pauline Stokes, David and J. J. Schiffner, all of Spokane; Sam Schiffner of Prosser, and Abe Schiffner of Sacramento, CA.” (Odessa Record: 8-26-1948, page 1)

Heimbigner:(d. 1975)  Mary K Heimbigner.—Her home, Ritzville, WA. Passed away July 4 in the Ritzville Hospital. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs Jacob (Ruby) Zeiler, Odessa, WA; three sons, Roy Heimbigner, Oakesdale, WA; Clarence Heimbigner, Spokane; and Everett Heimbigner, Phoenix, AZ;’ one sister, Mrs Henry Koch, Ritzville; 2 grandchildren, Beatrice Lyons, Spokane, and Robert Zeiler, Odessa. She was a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church of Ritzville. Funeral services will be held Monday July 7, at 2 p.m. at the Danekas Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev Duane Ulleland officiating. Interment Ritzville Cemetery. Danekas Funeral Home in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 7-07-1975) 

Heimbigner: ( b. Dec 8, 1926, d. Feb 13, 2005)  Norma Jean (Couch) Heimbigner, 78, died Feb 13, 2005, following a 35 year battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was born Dec 8, 1926 in Yakima, the daughter of Harold D and Caroline (Leach) Couch. She grew up in Peshastin, where she attended and graduated from Peshastin High School in 1945. She married Jonah W Heimbigner on July 31, 1945. In 1946 they moved to Ritzville where they lived on the family farm. Norma was a devoted wife and mother, giving birth to four sons. She gave unselfishly of herself to all. She was a longtime member of the Philadelphia Congregational Church in Ritzville, and in later years, the Ritzville Church of the Nazarene. Following the death of her husband in 1985, she moved to Yakima to be closer to her father and sister, Carol Jean (Kay) Dorsett. AS her battle with Parkinson’s progressed, she moved to Spokane in 1997 to be closer to her sons. At the time of her death, she was a resident of Manor Care Center in Spokane. Survivors include three sons and families, Jon (and Karen) Heimbigner of Spokane; Barry (and Twila) Heimbigner of Kona, Hawaii; and Scott (and Sherie) Heimbigner of Odessa; one sister, Carol Jean (Kay) and Bill Dorsett, of White Pass; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Husband Jonah preceded her in death in 1985, as did son Lynn in 1978. Burial was at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery with Danekas Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. (notes from Odessa Record: 2-17-2005)

Heimbigner: ( b. Jun 5, 1887, d. Sep 18, 1914)  (Rena Heimbigner) "Mrs. Adam Heimbigner, wife of Adam Heimbigner, a well known farmer of the Packard section, and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hopp, of this city, died at a hospital in Walla Walla last Thursday evening, following an operation there several days prior. The body was brought to Ritzville where the funeral services were held on Saturday and interment made in the Ritzville cemetery." (Odessa Record: 9-25-1914) "Mrs. Adam Heimbigner. 27, body shipped from Walla Walla, buried: 9-20-1914." (mortuary ledger)

Heimbigner: ( b. Dec 24, 1912, d. Jul 25, 2002)  Roy Heimbigner, age 89.—Passed away at his home in Irving ton, New Jersey on July 25, 2002. Born Dec 24, 1912 at Ritzville, WA, he was the son of John R and Mary Kinzel Heimbigner. In 1920 the family moved to Garfield and then to Farmington where he received his education and was confirmed at the Lutheran Church at Farmington, WA. He farmed with his father during the war and later worked as a grounds keeper at Riverside Cemetery in Spokane and for a cemetery in Seattle, WA. He was married to Delta David in Dec of 1987. After his retirement they lived in Tucson, AZ . Delta preceded him in death in 1996. Roy remarried and moved to Irving ton, NJ to be closer to his wife Ellen’s family. He is survived by his wife, Ellen; a sister, Ruby Zeiler of Odessa; two brothers, Clarence of Spokane and Everett of Tucson, AZ; a niece, Beatrice Lyon of Spokane; and a nephew, Robert Zeiler of Odessa; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and two brothers. Danekas Funeral Home is in charge of burial at the Ritzville Memorial Cemetery.” (scrapbook item)

Heimbigner: ( b. Sep 14, 1918, d.  Jul 21, 2003)  Ruth Arlt Heimbigner died July 21, 2003 in Moses Lake. She was born in Ritzville on Sept 14, 1918, the daughter of William A. and Elise (Lizzie) Schwerin Arlt. She graduated from Ritzville High School in 1935 and married Eldon L Heimbigner on May 24, 1940.  They were long time residents of Ritzville, Odessa and Ephrata. Their first home was in Odessa, and then during WW II Ruth worked as a telephone operator in Ritzville. In 1955, they moved from Odessa to Ephrata where Eldon became manager of the Odessa Union Warehouse Co-op branch.  She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Harry and Lawrence Arlt; sisters Agnes Arlt, Alice Vostral and Dora Schroeder and her first child, Linda Ruth. Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Eldon, of Ephrata; daughter Lynda Heimbigner of Federal Way; daughter, Nancy Lilly and husband Tom, of Yakima; and grandchildren. Graveside service was at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. Danekas Funeral Home was in charge. (notes from Odessa Record: 7-31-2003)

Heimbigner: ( b. Mar 21, 1916, d. Dec 27, 2000)  “Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec 30, at the Zion Congregational Church in Ritzville for Walter R. Heimbigner, a lifelong resident of Adams County. Mr. Heimbigner died Wednesday, Dec 27, 2000, at Lakeridge Care Center in Moses Lake. He was 84 years old. Born March 21, 1916, at Marcellus, he was one of eight children born to Jacob and Lydia (Weber) Heimbigner. He attended schools in Lincoln County, graduating from Odessa High School in 1933. He worked for farmers in the area for several years. In 1938 he attended Washington State College (now University), where he pitched for the cougar freshman baseball team for one season. He then worked for Boeing for several years before entering the US Army, serving from 1942 to Nov 1945. In 1946, Walt worked for the Centennial Flour Mill in Ritzville. He met Dorothy Schragg, and they were married on May 30, 1948. In 1949, he began working for the Marcellus Grange Supply, delivering gas, diesel and stove oil. After working 37 years for the Grange, he retired in 1985. Through the years, he loved baseball, playing for the Marcellus Grange and other area teams. He was a member of the Zion Congregational Church, a charter member of Odessa Post #7395 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member of the Ritzville C J Newland American Legion Post and a member of the Ritzville Veterans of Foreign Wars. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy, at the family home in Ritzville; two sons, Steven Heimbigner, of Prescott, and Randall Heimbigner and wife Sandra, of Ritzville; a daughter, Barbara Heimbigner of Spokane; a granddaughter, Sasha Roine Stanton, and 3 brothers, Eldon Heimbigner, of Ephrata; Martin Heimbigner of Spokane; and Richard ‘Duke’ Heimbigner, of Helena, MT. Pastor Sandra Sparks officiated at the funeral. Interment followed at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery, Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 1-04-2001)

Heinemann: ( b. 1896, d. 1972)  Alfred Heinemann.—Home, Ritzville, WA. Survived by his wife, Emma, at the home; one daughter, Mrs. Gerald Schoesler, Ritzville; four sons, Edward Heinemann, Olympia, WA; Wilmerd Heinemann, Ritzville; Wilton Heinemann, Prosser, WA, and Eugene Heinemann, Sprague, WA; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Baumann, Ritzville; one brother, Carl Heinemann, Ritzville; 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was a member of the United Trinity Methodist Church, Ritzville, the Ralston Grange, and the Washington Wheatgrowers Assoc.  Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan 27, 11 a.m. from the chapel of the Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA. The Rev John Shirk officiating. Interment will be at the Ritzville Memorial Cemetery, Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA, in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 1-27-1972)  

Heinemann: ( b. 1907, d. 1993)  “Service for Laura Heinemann is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Danekas Funeral Chapel in Ritzville,WA, followed by a  private burial at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery.  Mrs. Heinemann died Monday at age 86. She was born near Ritzville and was raised in the Ritzville area. She graduated from Ritzville High School in 1925 and then worked at various jobs. She married Arthur Heinemann in 1937 and they made their home in San Mateo CA.  They moved to Seattle in 1947 and returned to Ritzville in 1949. She worked for Irene McMurray at the Dept of Social and Health Services and later worked for the Adams County auditor’s office retiring in 1969. Mrs. Heinemann was a member of Zion Congregational United Church of Christ. Mr. Heinemann died in 1965. Survivors include three sisters, Leah Klaus of Portland, Bertha Schoesler and Ruby Schoesler, both of Ritzville; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (scrapbook item: undated)    

Hille: ( b. 1883, d. 1971)  Daniel Hille.—His home E209 Fifth, Ritzville, WA. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. E E Shelman, Ritzville, and Mrs. Rudy Roth, of Ralston, WA; 3 sons, Ruben Hille of Ralston, Ever and Boyd Hill, both of Ritzville; 20 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren. He was a member of the Philadelphia Congregational Church of Ritzville. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 30 at 2 p.m. from the Philadelphia Congregational Church. The Rev Ernest Sprenger officiating. Interment Ritzville Memorial Cemetery.” (Spokesman Review: 6-29-1971)

Hille:( b. 1905, d. 1957)  Emma L .Hille.—Her home was in Ritzville, WA. Survived by her husband, John F. Hille, at the home; one son, Wallace Weber, Seattle; 2 sisters, Mrs. Matha Bauer, Ritzville; Mrs. Ella Haase, Rice, WA; 8 brothers, William, Carl, John, Herman Arlt, all of Ritzville; Edward Arlt, Creston, BC; Louis Arlt, Colfax, WA; Albert Arlt, Addy, WA; Henry Arlt, Chewelah, WA. She was a member of the Philadelphia Congregational Church of Ritzville, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Rebekah Lodge, Ritzville. Funeral Wednesday, Nov 20, at 2 p.m. from the Philadelphia Congregational Church, Rev Herbert Haemmelmann officiating. Interment Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. The Danekas & Duncan Funeral Home in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 11-20-1957, scrapbook item)

Hille: ( b. 1892, d. 1945)  Salome Doering Hille “Funeral services were held Monday from the Philadelphia Congregational church at Ritzville for Mrs. John F Hille, 53, of Ralston, who died Friday at her home after a long illness. The Rev R. Kirschenman officiated and burial was in the Ritzville Cemetery.  Salome Doering was born June 23, 1892, at Parkston, SD, and came with her parents to Washington in 1902, locating on a ranch 14 miles southwest of Odessa. On April 4, 1918, she was married to John F Hille, and the family moved to Ralston, where they have continued their residence. Besides her widower she is survived by one daughter, Annette of Lind, and one son, John C. Hille of Ralston; three sisters, Mrs. John Schulz, Quincy; Mrs. Henry Melcher, Portland; and Mrs. Alma D Martin, Beckley, WV; and four brothers, Ludwig Doering, Reardan; John, Odessa; Christ, Kennewick; and Solomon, Spokane.” (Odessa Record: 11-15-1945)

Hoefel: ( b. Aug 13, 1887, d. 1969) “Funeral services were conducted on Friday from the Philadelphia Congregational church in Ritzville for David Hoefel who died Tuesday. He had suffered a massive stroke Sunday afternoon. Rev Ernest Sprenger officiated at the last rite. Mr. Hoefel was born Aug 13, 1887, in Dennewitz, Russia, the son of Friedrich and Theresia Hoefel. He attended German and Russian schools in Basyrjamka, Russia, before coming with his parents to the US. They homesteaded 12 miles south of Odessa in Dec of 1901.  David Hoefel was married to Hannah Louise Morach on June 2, 1916, in Ritzville. Mrs. Hoefel survives her husband as do two children, Walter Hoefel of Washtucna and Marian—Mrs. Hugh Monroe of San Mateo, CA. There are three grandchildren. He is also survived by six brothers and five sisters, including a brother, Robert Hoefel of Odessa. Mr. Hoefel worked at the Ritzville Trading Co and then joined his uncle, Chris Rieker, in a partnership to sell Fords and Buicks. In 1917 the partnership was split with Rieker retaining Buicks and Hoefel taking the Ford line to Ritzville Garage and later Ritzville Motor Co. He sold this business in ’46.  The deceased was active in many civic affairs in Ritzville. An early pioneer of the area, he was mayor of Ritzville from 1933-37 and Eighth district (Adams, Lincoln and Ferry) representative in the State Legislature from 1945-1953. He was a member of the Philadelphia Congregational church and its Men’s Fellowship. Pallbearers at the funeral were Paul and Harold Hoefel of Odessa, James Schoesler of Ritzville, Ted and Fred Hoefel of Spokane and Dr Richard Olesberg, Coeur d’Alene, ID.” (Odessa Record: 3-27-1969)

Hoefel: ( b. 1890, d. 1945)  Fred Hoefel, 54, prominent Ritzville insurance man and director of the Adams County seventh war loan drive, died suddenly of a heart attack Wednesday morning while at a neighbor’s home. The report here indicated he had stooped to fondle the neighbor’s dog as death struck him. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday afternoon at 1:30 from the Ritzville Methodist church. A native of Russia he had come to the United States as a boy in 1901 and lived with his parents on the Hoefel home place, later leaving to attend various schools and to spend two years in Alaska. After marriage he returned to Ritzville to enter business. His wife and son survive, as well as several brothers, including Robert Hoefel of Odessa, and others at Ritzville.” (Odessa Record: 6-28-1945)   Fred W. Hoefel died at Ritzville with his funeral on Saturday in Ritzville. He was 54 years. His widow, Alice, and son Frederick Jr., his mother, Mrs. Theresia Hoefel, 5 sisters and 7 brothers survive. (notes from Odessa Record: 7-05-1945)

Hoefel:  Hannan Hoefel, age 82.—Her home, Rockwood Manor, Spokane, formerly of Ritzville, WA. Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Hugh (Marian) Munroe, San Mateo, CA; one son, Walter Hoefel, Washtucna, WA; 3 sisters, Mrs. Emil Hoefel, Mrs. R. E. Edwards and Mrs. Markin Parish, all of Spokane; 2 brothers, Albert Morach, Seattle, WA; Walter Morach, Spokane, WA; 3 grandchildren. She was a member of the Philadelphia Congregational Church at Ritzville. Funeral services Friday, April 25, at 2 p.m. in the Philadelphia Congregational Church, Ritzville, WA, with the Rev Ernest Sprenger officiating. Interment, Ritzville Memorial Cemetery, Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA, in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 4-30-1975; Beck data card collection)  

Hoefel: ( b. May 13, 1898, d. Dec 17, 1998)  Johann ‘John’ Hoefel (Age 100).—Passed away at his home at the Rose Garden Estates in Ritzville, WA. Surviving are his nieces and nephews, JoAnn Olesberg, Dorothy Bishoffbarger, Marian Munroe, Fred Hoefel, Gerald Clodius, Walter Hoefel, Paul Hoefel, and Donna Harwood. He was a member of the Philadelphia Congregational Church and was a past member of the Ritzville Lions Club. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, Dec 22, 1998 at 1 p.m. at the Danekas Funeral Home Chapel, Ritzville, WA. Pastor Deborah Hasdorff officiating. Concluding Services and Vault Interment will follow at the Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Hoefel will lie in state at the Danekas Funeral Home on Monday, Dec 21, 1998 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.” (Spokesman Review: 12-20-1998)

Hoefel: ( b. Nov 21, 1865, d. Jan 22, 1952)  Mrs. Theresia Hoefel, 86, died at her home in Ritzville on Tuesday morning. She had been confined to a wheel chair the past three years. Funeral services are set for Saturday afternoon form the Philadelphia Congregational church at Ritzville, with burial in the Ritzville Cemetery. Mrs. Hoefel was born in South Russia, Nov 21, 1865, and was married there to the late Friedrich Hoefel. In Oct 1901, the Hoefels and their 8 children left Russia for America, arriving in New York City on Nov 25, 1901, coming directly to the Ritzville area, homesteading and purchasing land for a farm. Mr. Hoefel died in 1912. There were 13 children born to the Hoefels, 12 of whom are living. One of the sons, Friedrich, died in Ritzville in 1945. Survivors include seven sons, David, Ritzville; Robert, Odessa; Emil, CA; John, Jake and Carl of Ritzville; and Chris of Lodi, CA; five daughters, Mrs. Leontina Weigum, Lodi, CA; Mrs. Emma Wolsborn, Marengo; Mrs. Anna Clodius, Coeur d’Alene; Ruth Hoefel, Burlingame, CA; and Edna Hoefel, Phoenix, AZ; 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 1-24-1952) “...grandsons acted as pallbearers, including Paul and Harold Hoefel, Odessa; Teddy Hoefel, Spokane; Frederick Hoefel, Spokane; Gerald Clodius, Coeur d’Alene; and Walter Hoefel, Ritzville.... A sister, Christina Niederreiter, lives in Germany.” (Odessa Record excerpt: 31 Jan 1952)

Horn: ( b. 1859, d. 1937)  “Funeral services for Mrs. Henry Horn, 74, pioneer who died at her home near Ritzville, was held Saturday at 2 p.m., at the Methodist Episcopal church, with the Rev F Burkhart officiating. She was buried in the Ritzville Cemetery.  Margaret Sinclair Horn was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and came to the US in 1864, moving to Washington in 1878. She was one of the oldest living settlers in Adams County and was well known throughout the Inland Empire.  The late Will Horn, professor at Washington State College, was one of her sons. Surviving besides her husband are three brothers, Mark Sinclair, Spokane; Andrew Sinclair, Ritzville; and Charles Sinclair, Carmangay, Alta; two sons, Everett, Berkeley, CA, and Raymond, Cedar City, CA, and three grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 8-12-1937);   

Humble: (  b/d. Nov 8, 1946)  “Graveside services for Sherry Lynn, infant daughter of Radioman and Mrs. R. N. Humble of Odessa were held Thursday at the Ritzville Cemetery by Rev H. Nuetzmann, states the Ritzville Journal-Times. The baby was born dead and the father, who is serving with the United States Navy, flew from Washington, DC.  Mrs. Humble is the former Miss Virginia Kissler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob F Kissler.” (Odessa Record: 11-21-46)

Humble: ( b/d. Jan 29, 1949)  “The infant of Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Humble of Skaags Island, near Sonoma, CA, died four hours after its birth on Jan 29, and was shipped to Ritzville for burial. A service was held at the Duncan-Haight chapel there on Friday, Feb 4, with immediate relatives present. Interment was at the Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. The Rev E. J. Eslinger was in charge of the service. Mrs. Humble is the former Virginia Kissler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob F Kissler of Odessa.” (Odessa Record: 2-10-1949)

Ils: ( b. Jul 8, 1878, d.  Jul 10, 1966) “Funeral services for Jacob Ils were held Wednesday July 13 from Philadelphia Congregational Church in Ritzville, with Rev Ernest Sprenger conducting the services. Mr. Ils died July 10 at the age of 88 years.  Pallbearers were grandsons, Carl Ils, Tom German, Jack Scrupps, Lorus Scrupps, Danny Gettman and Bruce Benzel. Burial was in the Ritzville Memorial Cemetery.  Jacob Ils was born July 8, 1878 in Walter, Russia. On Jan 6, 1898 he was married to Kathryn Margaret Schoessler. He served six years in the Russian army, four years, 1899-1903 on the Turkish border and two years in the Russian-Japanese war, 1904-1906. In 1912, he with his family immigrated to the US, arriving in Odessa, WA June 10, 1912. he lived in the Odessa-Ritzville area until his retirement from farming in 1937.  He is survived by two sons, George, Ritzville, and Adam, Seattle; and four daughters, Mrs. Joel (Molly) German and Mrs. Lawrence (Alma) Benzel, Ritzville; Mrs. John (Marie) Scrupps and Mrs. Dan (Lydia) Gettman, Odessa; a son Jacob preceded him in death in 1937. Seventeen grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren also survive. Mr. Ils’ first wife died in 1934. He later was married to Katherine Becker of Odessa who died in 1959. Four step-daughters surviving are Mrs. Clara Lesser, Moses Lake; Mrs. Hanna Becker and Mrs.  Anna Schaefer, Medical Lake; and Miss Lucille Becker of Seattle.” (Odessa Record: 7-21-1966)  

Jardee: ( b. Jul 26, 1932, d.  2005)  James J. Jardee, MD, 72.-Longtime Physician and resident of Ritzville, WA passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2005 at Life Care Center in Ritzville. Born July 26, 1932 in Hillsboro, Oregon, son of Laurence and Ellen (Smith) Jardee.  Graduated Central Catholic High School, Portland, Oregon, served in US Navy from 1950 to 1955 during the Korean Conflict, then entered pre-med at the University of Portland. On June 14, 1958 married to Sally Jennings in Burns, Oregon. Went to medical school at George Washington University in Washington, DC, served his internship at St Vincent’s Hospital in Portland, completed  residency at Providence Hospital in Portland in 1966. Moved to Othello, WA in 1968 where he was a physician , 1969 moved to Lind, WA , 1979 moved to Ritzville and continued his medical practice in both Lind and Ritzville until retirement in 1992. A past member of the Lind Lions, American Legion and Eagles, he was an active member of St Agnes Catholic Church. Dr Jardee is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Sally of the family home; sons, Joseph, of Seaview, WA, Jeffrey and William of Spokane; daughters, Theresa Jardee of Anchorage, Alaska and Mary Locke of Seattle, WA; brother, Peter of West Linn, Oregon and sister, Darlene Morrow of Goldendale; also by six grandchildren, Lucas, Cyndi, Timothy, Kathryn, Ellen and Brian; and three great grandchildren. Rosary will be recited on Monday, June 20, 2005 at 7 p.m. at St Agnes Catholic Church. Vault Interment will follow at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA is in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman-Review: 6-18-2005)* 

Jingling: ( b. 1916, d. 1975)  Lucile F. Jingling.—Her home was S111 Palouse, Ritzville, WA. Survived by her husband, Fred Jingling at the home; one daughter, Judith Jingling, Medical Lake, WA; one son, Charles Jingling, Stockton, CA; 4 sisters, Mrs Earl (Martha) Mix, Deer Park, WA; Mrs. Bill (Leone) Pegg, Spokane; Mrs. Betty Konen, Lewiston, IS; Mrs. Lawrence (Allaine) Walenta, Ritzville, WA; 2 brothers, Fred Weise, Colbert, WA; Jerry Weise, Ritzville, WA. A member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services are Thursday, Oct 23, 1975 at 2 p.m., Chapel of the Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA, Rev Arthur Stott officiating. Interment at the Ritzville Memorial Cemetery.” (Spokesman Review: 10-21-1975)

Kadlec: ( b. Apr 4, 1908, d. Apr 2, 2001)  Mabel V. Kadlec died April 2, 2001 in Ritzville. She was born April 4, 1908, in Odessa, the daughter of Leroy and Emma (Leuchner) Mills. She graduated from Odessa High School in 1926. She married Jim Kadlec on June 18, 1930 in Odessa and they moved to Ritzville. In 1946 they moved to Lind, in 1949 to Spokane, and returned to Ritzville in 1951. She was preceded in death by her husband Jim in 1981, three brothers, Leonard, Weldon and Herb Mills, all of Odessa; and a granddaughter. Inurnment was in Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. (notes from Odessa Record: 4-05-2001)

Kagele: ( b. Mar 30, 1926, d. May 17, 1984)  Norman M. Kagele died May 17, 1984 with burial in Ritzville Memorial Cemetery, Ritzville, WA.  He was born March 30, 1926 to Jake and Martha Kagele. He married Ursula Cassens on Aug 7, 1947 in Spokane. She survives. He also leaves two sons and four daughters, his mother, two brothers and 7 grandchildren. (notes from Odessa Record: 5-31-1984)

Kagele: ( b. 1940, d. Jun 01, 2003)  “Funeral for Patricia Marie Downs Kagele, 63, was Friday. Mrs Kagele, who died Monday (6-01-2003), was born in Conconully, WA . She attended school in Odessa, WA, before marrying Gene Kagele in 1957. They farmed together 30 miles west of Ritzville at Kageleville. Her husband died in 1973, and in 1982 she moved to Brookings, OR.  Mrs. Kagele moved back to Ritzville in 1999. She volunteered with the Red Cross in Brookings, and was a member of the New Hope Church in Ritzville.  Survivors include a son Keith Kagele of Pasco; two daughters, Michele Kiesz of Ritzville and Coletta Schmitt of Bonney Lake, WA; two brothers, Errol Downs of Petersburg, Alaska, and Bill Downs of Kennewick; a sister, Renee Nunamaker of Washtucna, WA, and 10 grandchildren.” (scrapbook item: 2003)  

Kanzler: ( b. Sep 18, 1916, d. Jan 8, 1979) Aaron Grant Kanzler, age 30.—His home, Route 5, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Kanzler, Spokane; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ray Stebner, Anacortes, WA; Candy Kanzler, Spokane; JoAnn Kanzler, Seattle; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Stager, Dallas, Oregon. The Episcopal Church. He was a member of the Steelworkers Union and a Veteran of Vietnam War. Funeral services Monday, Sept 30 at 10:30 a.m. from the Thornhill Valley Funeral Home, Spokane. Interment services 2:30 p.m. at the Ritzville Memorial Cemetery, Ritzville, WA. Father J. P. Moulton officiating. The Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA, in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 9-30-1974)

Kanzler: ( b. 1879, d. 1967)  Anna Kanzler.—Her home E402 Birch, Ritzville, WA. Survived by one brother, John Kanzler, Spokane, numerous nieces and nephews. A member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church, Ritzville, WA. Funeral services Tuesday, Feb 21 at 2 p.m. from the Emanuel Lutheran Church, Pastor Floyd Yokers officiating. Interment Ritzville memorial Cemetery. The Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA, in charge of funeral arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 2-21-1967)

Kanzler: ( b. 1889, d. 1971)  John V. Kanzler.—His home, Colbert, WA. Survived by 3 sons, Lawrence Kanzler, Colbert, WA; Baron Kanzler, Spokane; Norman Kanzler, Colbert, WA; one daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Gloria) Earley, Rosalia, WA; 7 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren. A member of the Congregational Church. Funeral services Monday, Oct 25, at 2 p.m. at Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA. Interment Ritzville Cemetery, Thornhill Geraghty & Laughben Funeral Home, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 10-25-1971)

Kanzler: ( b. Jan 5, 1874, d. 1943)  “Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Zion Congregational church for Mrs. John Kanzler, 69, Ritzville matron who died last Thursday after a lingering illness. The Rev Peter Ruder officiated.  Burial was in the Ritzville Cemetery. Mrs. Kanzler nee Weber was born at Neu-Freudental, South Russia, Jan 5, 1874, and came with her parents to the United States the same year. They lived for eight years near Yankton, SD, and in 1882 moved to Parkston, SD, where they lived on a farm. In 1892, she was married to Gottlieb Teske, to which union were born six children. Mr. Teske died in 1925, and she left Parkston with her three remaining children to join her three sons in Sacramento, CA. On Dec 30, 1927, she was married to John Kanzler of Ritzville, and moved to this community. He died June 19, 1941. Since that time, Mrs. Kanzler has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Alex Floether, near Ritzville. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Floether of Ritzville and Mrs. Ed Preiss of Sacramento, CA; four sons, Emanuel Teske, San Francisco, CA; William and Albert Teske, both of Sacramento, CA; and William Teske, Denver, CO; two sisters, Mrs. John Hopp of Odessa and Mrs. Nathan Reiman of Stockton, CA; and nine brothers, G. P. Weber of Ritzville; J P Weber of Odessa; H. P. Weber of Stockton, CA; John P. Weber of Oregon City, OR; Emanuel P. Weber of Arcata, CA; Leo P. Weber of St Paul, MN; Rev Jonathan P. Weber of Biola, CA; Sam P. and Phillip P. Weber of Los Angeles, CA.—Ritzville Journal-Times.” (Odessa Record: 1-06-1944) (edit:  John Kansler Sr., July 1860-June 19, 1941; Rosa Teske Kansler, 1874-1943, 2nd wife of John Kansler; Liza Rosenoff Kansler, Dec 11, 1864-Jan 26, 1926, assumed to be John’s first wife; all buried in Ritzville Memorial Cemetery.)

Kanzler: ( b. Jul 19, 1888, d. Jul 16, 1963)  “Funeral services were held for Samuel Kanzler at the Chapel of the Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville last week Friday. Rev Albert Wagner officiated with burial in the Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Kanzler passed away at Kent, WA, Monday, July 15, where he had been spending the week end with a nephew.  He was born July 19, 1888 at Ritzville and was a lifelong resident there.  He served in World War I and was a member of the American Legion.  Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. J P Koch, Mrs. Mike Thiel of Ritzville, Mrs. Dave Weber of Odessa, and one brother, Dan Kanzler of Ritzville and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Odessa Record: 7-25-1963)    

Kaufman: ( b. Nov 13, 1892, d. Jan 22, 1973)  Edward Jay Kaufman.—His home, E1853  12th Ave, Spokane. Survived by his wife, Grace Kaufman, at the home; one son, Stanley Kaufman, New Orleans, LA. He was a member of F & AM Lodge No. 101, Ritzville, WA, and a veteran of WW I.  Graveside funeral services Saturday, Jan 17, at 11 a.m. from the Ritzville Memorial Cemetery, F & AM Lodge No. 101 conducting services. Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA, in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 1-30-1973)

Kautz: ( b. 1947, d. 1962)  Sherrie Kautz, 17, of Ritzville, was killed Sunday in a head-on accident near Odessa, while a passenger in the Anderson car driven by Kenneth Anderson. The report received in Odessa said that Anderson, Bob Evans and Miss Kautz were trapped in the Anderson car, which rolled over twice and caught fire. Frantic rescue efforts failed and the three bodies were charred almost beyond recognition. (notes from Odessa Record: 9-27-1962)

Keison:  Harriet (Smith) Keison (88) descendant of a Washington state pioneer family, died March 20, 2012, at the Life Care Center of Ritzville. She was born in Odessa Oct 27, 1923, to Harry and Esther Smith (Schmidt) and grew up on the family wheat farm near Batum. She attended elementary school in a one-room school house and graduated from Odessa High School.  She married Donald R Keison Nov 16, 1942. Before Don was shipped to the Pacific corridor during WW II, Harriet followed him to Richmond, VA, where she worked in a torpedo factory. During the war, Harriet came back to Ritzville and worked until  his return in Dec of 1945. They settled in Ritzville after the war and raised three daughters. They moved to Othello in 1958. She was employed by the Adams County Extension office for six years in Othello and Ritzville. She was also an active 4-H leader for many years. In 1967, they moved to Spokane where she was employed by Safeway in the personnel department for 18 years before her retirement in 1986. During retirement, she was involved in researching and documenting the genealogy of her and Don’s families. She was an active member in the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia where she held various positions. Harriet created an extensive collection of genealogy consisting of research, documents, maps and pictures of the family ancestry. After Don died in 2004, she moved to Orchard Crest Retirement Center in Spokane and lived there until early 2012, when she moved to the Life Care Center of Ritzville. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Don and her sister Ethelyn Dormaier. She is survived by her brother, Edward Smith of Odessa, daughters Donnette (Howard) Bourne of Post Falls, ID, Nona (Dennis) Thompson of Ritzville and Margo (Greg) Shelman of Spokane, seven grandsons and one granddaughter, 5 great granddaughters and one great-great granddaughter. A memorial service was held at Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville March 24, followed by interment at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 3-29-2012)

Kembel: ( b. 1887, d. 1945)  John Kembel, 58, pioneer Ritzville druggist, died at Spokane Sunday morning after a few hours illness. He took ill after closing his drug store the evening before. He had lived at Ritzville since 1891 and was active in civic affairs. Besides his widow, Marie, he is survived by three daughters, Dorothea, Red cross recreational worker at Oak Knoll naval hospital, Oakland, CA; Mrs. Alfred Coppers, Ritzville; and Jacqueline, at home; one son, M/Sgt Richard Kembel, stationed at an airfield near Albuquerque, NM.” (Odessa Record: Sept __, 1945) 

Kent: ( b. 1879, d. 1965)  Charles Henry Kent.—His home Benge, WA. Survived by four daughters, Mrs. Donald Gregory, Mrs. Walter Haspedis, both Spokane, Mrs. Keith Honn, Benge, WA; Mrs. John McWilliams, Minneapolis, MN; 3 sons, Wilbur Kent, Maupin, OR; Herbert Kent, Alfred Kent, both Benge, WA; one brother, Thomas Kent, Centralia, IL; 21 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. He was a member of the Community Church at Benge, WA. Funeral services Wednesday, May 19 at 2:30 p.m. Chapel of the Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA, Mark Lee officiating. Interment Ritzville Memorial Cemetery, the Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 5-15-1965)

Kiehn: ( b. Dec 2, 1905, d. Jun 22, 1988)    Agnes Frances Kiehn of Ritzville, born Dec 2, 1905 to Joseph and Agnes Vostral at Ritzville, passed away June 22, (1988) at Odessa Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She attended country schools and was confirmed in the Catholic faith at St Joseph Church, Odessa. She married Carl Henry Kiehn in late 1934. Mrs. Kiehn was a long-time member of St Agnes Catholic Church, Ritzville, a 25-year member of the Ritzville Hospital Auxiliary, and a member of Gritman Senior Center. Preceded in death by her husband Carl in 1975, and by brothers Joseph, Ed and Henry Vostral, she is survived by three sons: Marvin Kiehn and Melvin Kiehn of Ritzville; and Jerald Kiehn of Pasadena, CA; by two sisters: Ethel Anderson and Alice Anderson, both of Spokane; by two sisters-in-law, Martha and Alice Vostral; and by a grandson, Kevin Kiehn. Rosary services were held June 24 at Danekas Funeral Home Chapel, and the Funeral Mass was celebrated June 23 at St Agnes Catholic Church by Fr Dick Bradley. Concluding services and vault interment followed at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery, Danekas Funeral Home in charge. Casket bearers were Larry Anderson, Tony Vostral, Tom Schafer, Dale Anderson, Rick Thompson and Raymond Bernard. Honorary bearers included Lydia Wagner, Polly Rehn, Mildred Selcho, Molly Schmidt, Emma Kinzel, Esther Elliot, Babe Steinmetz, Dot Thompson, Martha Vostral, Hannah Ils and Alice Vostral.” (Odessa Record: 6-30-1988)  

Kiehn: ( b. 1900, d. 1975)  Carl H. Kiehn.—His home, 306 W 10th, Ritzville, WA. Survived by his wife, Agnes Kiehn at the home; 3 sons, Marvin (Snooky) Kiehn, Ritzville; Melvin (Corky) Kiehn, Ritzville; Jerald Kiehn, Pasadena, CA; one sister, Mrs. Esther Coates, Cashmere, WA; 3 brothers, Dave Kiehn, Peshastin, WA; Arthur Kiehn, Dryden, WA; Bill Kiehn, Cashmere, WA; 3 grandchildren. He was a member of the Philadelphia Congregational Church of Ritzville and the Marcellus Grange, Ritzville. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Feb 18 at 11 a.m. from the Philadelphia Congregational Church of Ritzville, with the Rev Ernest Sprenger officiating. Interment Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. The Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA, in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 2-16-1975)

Kiehn: ( b. 1919, d. Jul 12, 1992)  Donald G. Kiehn died (penned in) July 12, 1992. He was born in Spokane and raised in the Ritzville area. He graduated from Ritzville High School in 1937. He married Orlou Schafer in 1945 and they farmed. Survivors include his wife, at the home; two sons, Kenneth D. Kiehn and Kurtis B. Kiehn, both of Moses Lake and 4 grandchildren. Burial was in the Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. (notes from scrapbook obit)

Kiehn: ( b. Jul 16, 1936, d. Sep 20, 1993)  Marvin Dale ‘Snooky’ Kiehn, age 57, died Sept 20, 1993 in a Spokane hospital. He was born July 16, 1936, in Ritzville, son of Carl H and Agnes F Vostral Kiehn. He is survived by two brothers, Melvin ‘Corky’ Kiehn of Ritzville and Gerald Kiehn of Pasadena, CA; several aunts and uncles, cousins and one nephew.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl H Kiehn in 1975 and Agnes in 1988. He was a member of St Agnes Catholic church in Ritzville. Interment was at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. (Notes from Odessa Record: 9-23-1993)

Kiehn: ( b. Feb 10, 1931, d. Apr 12, 2000)  Muriel Lenore (Blackmore) Kiehn was born Feb 10, 1931, at Everett , the daughter of Willard and Alice Putnam Blackmore. She moved to Odessa in 1965 and worked as a legal secretary for Howard Phillips. Muriel married Melvin C ‘ Corky’ Kiehn on May 18, 1968 in Ritzville. She moved to the Kiehn farm with Corky. Muriel died April 12, 2000 at Chula Vista, CA, age 69. Following the funeral, concluding services and vault interment took place at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. Danekas Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Donna Turner, and a brother, Verne Blackmore. Surviving are her husband, Corky Kiehn; a daughter, Kandi Asker, of Spokane; two sons, Ric Thompson, of Moses Lake, and Kevin Kiehn and his wife Tonya, of Ritzville; two brothers, Ralph Blackmore of Everett, and William Blackmore of Klamath Falls, OR, and 3 sisters, Bertha Barr of Bellevue, Joyce Gard of Odessa, and Eileen Petterson of Redding CA. (notes from Odessa Record: April 2000)

Keison: ( b. May 18, 1924, d. Apr 13, 2004) Donald R. Keison, 79, died at his home in Spokane on April 13, 2004. He was born May 18, 1924, in Ritzville, the son of Tafel and Mary (Reiber) Keison. He grew up on the family farm near Ralston, graduating from Ritzville High School in 1942. He married Harriet Smith of Odessa on Nov 16, 1942. Within months, Don joined the US Army and was assigned to combat engineers serving in Saipan and Okinawa during WW II. He is survived by his wife, grandchildren; a brother, Tom Keison, of Hayden, ID; and a sister, Marianne Heinemann of Spokane. Interment was at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. (notes from Odessa Record: 4-22-2004; photo)    

Kiesz: ( b. 1929, d. Mar 7, 1990)  Darlene Kiesz, 60.—Passed away March 7, 1990 Ritzville Hospital. Her home, Washtucna, WA. Graduated Ritzville High School 1948. Married Wilmer Kiesz, Sept 18, 1948. Survived by her husband; one daughter, Janell Kiesz Wynn, Houston, TX; one son, Kelly Scott Kiesz, Washtucna, WA; granddaughter, April Myers, Houston, TX; grandson, Zachery Kiesz, Washtucna, WA; mother, Marie Borgens, Ritzville, WA; two sisters, Norma Myers, Kent, WA; Cleola Jackman, Spokane; Preceded in death by son, Corey Lynn Kiesz, 1962. Member of Washtucna Community Church, Washtucna Progressive Club. Funeral Service, Saturday, March 10, 1990 at 11 a.m. Washtucna Community Church, Rev Jim Jennings, officiating. Interment, Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman: 1990) 

Kiesz: ( b. 1903, d. Feb 26, 1990)  Katherine Kiesz.—Passed away Feb 26, 1990, Ritzville, WA. Her home, Ritzville. Survived by three sons, Jim and his wife Eloise Huffman, Quincy, WA, Wilmer and his wife Darlene Kiesz, Washtucna, WA, Larry and his wife Della Kiesz, Ritzville, WA; 5 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; three sisters, Molly Sherrer, Martha Bunny, both of Vancouver, WA, Pauline Thiel, Ritzville, WA. Numerous nieces and nephews. Member of Philadelphia Congregational Church, Hope Circle, Charter member of the Eagles, AHSGR. Preceded in death by her husband, Gottlieb, 1984, and one grandchild, 1962. Funeral Service, Friday, March 2, 1990 at 11 a.m. Philadelphia Congregational Church, Ritzville, WA. Rev Paul Eaton, officiating. Interment, Ritzville Memorial Cemetery, Ritzville, WA. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, and Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 3-01-1990)

Kine: (d.1973)  “Mrs Laura Kine, of Spokane , became the county’s third highway fatality this year when the car in which she was riding left the road just inside the town of Edwall .  Mrs Kine was killed instantly in the crash. The accident occurred about 6 p.m. Saturday when John Kine, her husband, apparently lost control of his car on  a curve. The car left the road on the right side, traveled across a street intersection, and became airborne into a deep drainage ditch. It hit an embankment head-on. Neither were apparently wearing seatbelts. The accident is currently under investigation by Trooper Dennis English.” (Odessa Record: 7-12-1973)

“Laura Galbreath Kine,--Her home, S2128 Post. Survived by her husband, John F Kine, at the home; one son, John Charles Kine, also at the home; 2 sisters, Bernice Galbreath of Seattle, WA; a brother-in-law, Alex Kine, Spokane; one sister-in-law, Mrs Maynard Galbreath, Ritzville, WA; 3 nephews, Gary, Dale and Mark Galbreath of Ritzville; great nieces and nephews. Member of the Chi Omega Sorority, a graduate of WSU; a member of the St Johns Cathedral, Spokane, of the WEA; the NEA, and the National Retired Teachers Assn. Graveside services will be Sunday, July 29 at 4 p.m. at the Ritzville Cemetery, Ritzville, WA. The Ball & Dodd Funeral Home, S 421 Division St, in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman-Review: 7-27-1973; Edit: only one sister listed)

Kister: ( b. Jul 17, 1870, d. Apr 28, 1935)  John Kister, 65, died April 28, at his home in Ritzville, states the Ritzville Journal-Times. On Feb 28 Mr. Kister became seriously ill and was taken to a Spokane hospital, where no hopes were held for his recovery and he insisted on being brought home about three weeks ago. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon with interment in the Ritzville Cemetery. Deceased was a native of Russia, being born at Walter on July 17, 1870. He came to America in 1900 and settled at Walla Walla. After a few years there Mr. Kister came to Adams County and farmed for a number of years 20 miles west of town, states the Ritzville paper. He moved to Ritzville in 1928. He is survived by the widow, Anna Margaret, three sons, Henry and George of Lind; Harry of Ritzville; three daughters, Mrs. Gus Wahl of Lind, Mrs. N H Anspaugh of Walla Walla and Mrs. Alfred Duggar of Ritzville, in addition to 17 grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 5-10-1935)  

Klein: ( b. 1885, d. 1970)  Christian C. Klein.—His home, W408 2nd, Ritzville, WA. Survived by his wife, Marie Klein, at the home; one son, Raymond Klein, Ritzville, WA; 3 sisters, Mrs. Regina Zeitner, Tripp, SD; Mrs. Mary Uttecht, Oakland, CA; Mrs. Clara Wildermuth, Portland, OR; 3 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. A member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Ritzville. Funeral services will be held Monday July 13, at 10 a.m. form the Chapel of the Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA. Pastor Floyd Yokers officiating. Interment Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. The Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA, in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 7-12-1970)  

Klettke: ( b. 1909, d. 1992)  “Service for Helen M. Klettke is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville, WA, followed by burial at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Klettke, 82, died Thursday. Born and raised in Marinette, WI, graduated from Marinette High School in 1927. She was a physical therapist for a short time and then joined the Army in 1943. She served as a second lieutenant in France during WW II.  After her discharge in 1946, she attended Wayne University in Michigan and received a bachelor of science degree in nursing in 1948. She then moved to California and worked in a hospital in Berkeley. She married Gustav Klettke in 1953 and they made their home just west of Ritzville. She worked as a physical therapist in a Ritzville hospital. They moved into Ritzville after Mr. Klettke retired from farming in 1975. Mrs. Klettke was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Ritzville, a 25-year member of Zenovia Rebekah Lodge No. 118 and a member of the C. J. Newland American Legion No. 51 Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband, Gus Klettke, at the home.” (Spokesman Review:  May 9, 1992)  

Koch: ( b. May 7, 1901, d. Mar 15, 1980)  “Last rites were held for Henrietta M. Koch on Tuesday, March 18, at the Chapel of the Danekas Funeral Home with the Rev William Arthur officiating. Miss Koch, who was born to J Peter and Lydia Koch on May 7, 1901, died at Ritzville Memorial Hospital March 15. She had made her home at Life Care Center in Ritzville. Miss Koch was confined to a wheel chair following a bout with polio at 8 years of age. She was an accomplished artist. A member of the Philadelphia Congregational Church, she is survived by a niece, Anna B Olson, of Huntington Beach, CA; a nephew, Harlan Eastwood, Jr., of Seattle; and an aunt, Mrs. David Weber, Odessa. Dr Bruce Hille sang ‘My God and I’ and ‘In The Garden’ at the services, with organ accompaniment by Mrs. Amanda Niederkleine. Casket bearers were Lamar Thiel, Clarence Lenhart, Dave Powers, Harlan Eastwood, Jr., Walt Heimbigner and Larry Stauffer. Concluding services and interment were at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 3-27-1980)

Koch: ( d. 1972)  Henry Koch, Jr.—His home was W4 30th Ave, Spokane, WA. Survived by his wife, Katie Koch at the home; one daughter, Mrs Henry Miller, Sunnyside, WA; 2 sons, Roy Koch, of Ritzville, WA; Everett Koch, Valleyford, WA; 2 sisters, Mrs Joe Schafer, Ritzville, WA; Mrs Flora Willis, Lincoln City, OR; 4 brothers, Alex Koch, Spokane; Fred Koch, Spokane; Harold Koch, Lincoln City, OR; 6 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Member of the Manito Presbyterian Church, Spokane, WA. Funeral services Saturday, Feb 5 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA. Rev Raymond Moody and Rev Ernest Sprenger officiating. Interment at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. The Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 2-05-1972; Edit: only 3 names were given for brothers.)

Koch:( d. 1968)  John Peter Koch, 90.__His home, E 109 Olive, Ritzville, Wash. Survived by his wife, Lydia Koch, at the home, 2 daughters, Henrietta Koch, Ritzville; Mrs. Harland Eastwood, Seattle, WA; 3 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. Member of IOOF Lodge and the Philadelphia Congregational Church, both Ritzville, WA. Funeral services, Thurs., May 2, at 1 p.m. at the Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA. Rev Earnest Springer, officiating. Interment Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 1-05-1968)

Koch: ( b. Nov 17, 1879, d. Jan 11. 1978)  “Funeral services for Mrs. Lydia (Kanzler) Koch were held in Ritzville on Jan 14, 1978. She was a sister of Mrs. David (Gertie) Weber, Odessa. Mrs. Koch, who was an early pioneer resident of the Ritzville area, passed away on Wednesday, Jan 11, at the ago of 98. She had been a resident of the Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home since 1969. She and a daughter, Henrietta, moved to Hillcrest Manor not long after Mrs. Koch’s husband died. Two other daughters, Rosalia and Katherine, preceded Mrs. Koch in death.  Lydia Koch was Mrs. Weber’s oldest sister. Gertie is now the last surviving sister of the Kanzler family. Mrs. Koch was one of the last surviving members from a group of immigrants who came to the Ritzville area by covered wagon. In the year 1893, her parents, George and Katherine Kanzler, Lydia and another sister, Mary Kanzler (Thiel), traveled from Culbertson, NE and settled four miles west of Ritzville.  Lydia married John (Peter) Koch on June 27, 1900. Rev Graedel, who established the first Congregational church in the Ritzville community, performed the wedding ceremony.  Mr. and Mrs. Koch spent the rest of their lives in and around Ritzville. They farmed northwest of Ritzville for some years, then retired to live in town.  Survivors include Mr. Koch’s daughter, Henrietta, of Hillcrest Manor; a son-in-law, Harland Eastwood of Lopez Island; grandchildren, Ann Olsen in Huntington Beach, CA, and Harland Eastwood Jr. of Seattle; 5 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as her sister, Mrs. Davie Weber. Lydia Koch’s two brothers, Sam and Dan and a sister, Mary Thiel, preceded her in death. During the service, sacred music sung to Lydia Koch’s memory by Marty Sackmann included ‘In The Garden’ and ‘Beyond the Sunset.’  Mrs. Koch was a church member of the Philadelphia Congregational church and a lifetime member of the Ritzville Rebekah Lodge. She had many friends in Odessa, as well as Ritzville, who mourn her passing.” (Odessa Record: 2-02-1978)

Kosanke: ( b. 1862, d. 1936)  Ferdinand Kosanke, 73, of Ritzville, was instantly killed Sunday morning six miles east of Lind in a car accident in which his bride of less than a year was also injured. The body was taken to Ritzville. (notes from Odessa Record: 10-29-1936)

Kramer: ( b. Apr 9, 1904, d. Jul 9, 1993)  Amelia Kramer, 89, a life long resident of Adams County, died July 9 at the Life Care Center of Ritzville. Born April 9, 1904 in Lind, the daughter of Jacob and Lydia Wahl Fode. Grew up in Lind, attending Lind schools. On Nov 10, 1923, married Fred Kramer at Ritzville. They farmed 10 miles west of Ritzville until they retired and moved into Ritzville in 1947. She continued to live at her home until Oct of 1988 when, because of poor health, she moved into the Life Care Center. Surviving are four grandchildren, Loni Huse of Bothell, Vicki Benzel of Ritzville, Marsha Kramer of Kahlotus and Debbi Kramer of Spokane and four great grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Emma Floether of Odessa and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred, in 1982, and by two sons, Albert Kramer in 1975 and Harold Kramer in 1977. She was a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Ritzville and the Ritzville Grandmothers Club. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 13, at Emanuel Lutheran Church, with Pastor Robert Lester officiating. Interment was held at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. Warren Gering sang ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ and ‘In The Garden’, accompanied by Amanda Niederkleine. Casket bearers were Bruce and Ryan Benzel, Dennis, Scott and Doug Huse and Gary Floether. Danekas Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Ritzville Adams County Journal Times: 7-15-1993)

Kramer: ( d. 1973)  Peter J Kramer.—His home Ritzville, WA. Survived by one son, Lawrence Kramer, Ritzville; 3 sisters, Milly Lightel, Ritzville, WA; Mrs Susie Hahn, Portland, OR; Margerate McCall, San Francisco, CA; one brother, Fred Kramer, Ritzville; 2 granddaughters, Donna and Janna Kramer, both of Ritzville, WA. He was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Ritzville. Funeral services Wednesday, Oct 10th at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of the Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA. Pastor Duane Ulleland officiating. Interment the Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 10-10-1973)  

Krause: ( b. 1889, d. 1956)  Ernest A. Krause.—His home, Ritzville, WA. Survived by his wife, Rita, at the home; 2 daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Lingenheder of Athol, Idaho, Mrs. Dorothy Stromberger of Sprague, WA; one son, Norman Krause of Ritzville; 4 sisters, Mrs. Ella Irby of Astoria, OR; Mrs. Eva Johnson of Spokane; Mrs. Alvina Turner of Allegheny, OR, and Mrs. Marie Brice of Milwaukee, WI; one brother, Frank Krause of Portland, OR; 12 grandchildren. He was a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church of Ritzville, the IOOF of Ritzville and the Marcellus Grange. Funeral services Saturday, Dec 15 at 2 p.m. from the Emanuel Lutheran Church of Ritzville, WA. Rev F J Ahrendt officiating. Interment Ritzville Memorial Cemetery, Danekas & Duncan Funeral Home, Sprague, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman: undated scrapbook obit)

Kuest: ( d. Jan 9, 2000) Loris A. Kuest, age 71.—Passed away Jan 9, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Maren Kuest, at home; sons, Dayle (Trish) Kuest of New York; Bruce (Stephanie) Kuest of Spokane; daughter, Donna (Mark) Kuest-Wilson of Spokane; grandchildren: Jennifer, Eric, Garret, Gunar, Breann; brothers: Marvin (Martha) Kuest of Coulee Dam, Donald Kuest and Gary Kuest, both of Spokane; sisters, Lila (Curt) Goodwin of Spokane, Mary Oliver of Odessa, and Gayle Atwood of Spokane. Loris was a Golden Glove boxer during high school, and an avid Pheasant hunter. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at the Ritzville Memorial Cemetery, Chaplain Richard Kelly officiating. Ball & Dodd Funeral Home, Spokane is entrusted with arrangements.” (Spokesman-Review: 1-11-2006)

Kulm: ( b. Dec 18, 1947, d. Jun 3, 2003)  Gale R. Kulm, age 55.—Of Ritzville, WA, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane form injuries sustained in a motor cycle accident on May 25, 2003. Born in Ritzville on Dec 18, 1947, son of Normadine and Albert Kulm. Graduated from Ritzville High School in 1966. After two years of college at Spokane Community College, he returned to Ritzville to work for the Adams County Road Dept. Starting in July of 1970 as a truck driver, later a Road Maintenance Supervisor and since 1997 Maintenance Coordinator for Adams County. Married Beverly A Brown on Feb 14, 1986. Preceded in death by his brother, Jerry, and by his father, Albert. Surviving is his wife, Beverly at the family home; his mother, Normadine Kulm of Ritzville; a daughter, Heather Gray of Bozeman, MT; a son, Daniel Kulm and wife, Christine of Olympia; two stepsons, Kenneth Rash of Wenatchee and Brian Rash of Spokane; and a half brother, Larry Koch of Lind. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at 1 p.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Ritzville, WA, with Pastor Kate LePard officiating. Vault interment will follow at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, is in charge of funeral arrangements.” (Spokesman-Review: 6-07-2003)

Kupers: ( b. Sep 1904, d. Aug 6, 1999) “Fred J. Kupers, age 94.—a resident of Ritzville, WA passed away Friday, Aug 6, 1999 at the Life Care Center at Ritzville. Surviving is Shirley Swartz, who took care of Fred and his wife, Freda; two grandchildren, Susan Richie of West highland, CA, and Paula Peters Hegle of Chesapeake, VA; four great grandchildren, Mike, Brandon, Nickki, and Suella; and two great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Freda in 1994, also a daughter Patricia Hegle, and by three brothers, John, Walter and Clarence Kupers, and by three sisters, Lorena Hawkins, Alice Coffee and Evelyn Fuller. Fred was born Sept 10, 1904 at Mohler, WA. He married Freda Schafer June 12, 1928 at Ritzville. He was employed as an equipment operator with the Adams County Road Dept before his retirement in 1966. Fred was a past member of the Ritzville American Legion, and a life member of the BOF of Spokane. Graveside Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, Aug 10, 1999 at 11 a.m. at the Ritzville Memorial Cemetery Pastor Sandy Sparks officiating. Mr. Kupers will lie in state at Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA.” (Spokesman Review: undated 1999)

 

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