Zion German Methodist Cemetery

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The Zion German Methodist Church near Rocklyn was organized June 13, 1884 in the Gottlieb Mielke home by the Rev Adam Buehler. The first church was built in 1889. The second church was built in 1905. The parsonage was built in 1909. The 1905 church yet stands atop the hill with the cemetery situated on the hill to the east. The Zion district is 7 miles northwest of Harrington, and about 5 miles south and 2 miles west of the old site of Rocklyn. It is in the NW 1/4 of Sec 29 Twp 24 Range 36, on property dedicated by the Mielke family.

Newman, Lydia: (b. 1-30-1908; d. 9-08-1908) “Baby Lydia Neuman. Born: Jan 30, 1908. Passed away near Davenport, WA, Sept 8, 1908. Funeral: Sept 10, 1908 in Zion Methodist Church, Rev Ludwig Gaiser officiating.” (Church Diagrams) “Name: Neuman. Female. White. Birth: Jan 30, 1908. Age: 6 mos 12 days. Single. Birthplace: Lincoln Co. Father: Ed Neuman, born Russia; Mother: Albertina Sobateur/Sobstein, born Russia. Death: Aug 11, 1908 at 8:40 p.m. Cause: peritonitis acute. Contributory: colitis. Physician: Adams, Davenport. Burial: (not shown). Undertaker: (not shown)” (WA State Board of Health: Cert. of Death)

Paul, Donna May: (b. 8-29-1938; d. 6-02-1982) “Donna Mae Paul. Born: Aug 29, 1938. Passed away at her home in Rocklyn, WA vicinity, June 2, 1982. Funeral: June 7, 1982 in Strate Funeral Home at Davenport, WA. Father Tyrone Shaff officiating, 1 p.m.” (Church Diagrams) “Donna Mae Paul. Died: 6-02-1982, Rt 2, Davenport, WA. Spouse: John Oscar Paul. Father: Donald Joseph Schueller. Mother: Myrtle Marie Baurly. Buried: Rocklyn Cemetery, Rocklyn, WA.” (Lincoln Co Auditor death card)

Peak, Ethel Kik:  “Rocklyn.—Vault interment at Rocklyn Cemetery will follow a funeral for Ethel Emma Louisa Kik Boyk Peak, 90, scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Strate Funeral Home in Davenport.  Pastors Barbara Caviezel and Carolyn Krupke will officiate.  She died March 31 in Davenport.  Born May 10, 1911, to David and Margaret Kik in Rocklyn, she graduated in 1930 from Davenport High School. She belonged to the Rocklyn Zion Methodist Church, Rocklyn Homemakers Club, Wilson Grange, American Legion Auxiliary, Davenport Order of Eastern Star, Lincoln County Historical Society and National Rural Letter Carriers Association.  On Nov 5, 1934, she married E Emerson Boyd, the mail carrier to Rocklyn for 20 years, and replaced him six weeks after his death. Consolidation later added the Davenport, Bluestem and Harrington offices to her route, which expanded to 112 miles. She served until her retirement in 1983 at the age of 72.  She married Huston Peak in 1951.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Emerson Boyk in 1946, and Huston Peak in 1997; and a grandson, Jerrod Boyk, in 1985.  She leaves a son, Donald (and Susan Dee) Boyk of Davenport; daughters, Evelyn McNeal of Gig Harbor, WA, and Paultette (and Peter) Meldahl of Kaneohe, Hawaii; 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She also leaves a brother, Walt (and Sugar) Kik of Davenport.” (Davenport Times: 4-04-2002) 

Reiter, Justina: (b. aged; d. 1891) “Justina Reiter. Date of birth unknown. Passed away in the Gottlieb Mielke home in the Fall of 1891. Funeral: Fall of 1891 in Zion Methodist Church, Rev Carl Janz officiating.” (Church Diagrams) “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest shall not cease.” (on monument) Family tradition maintains that she was married and a sister to Susanna Kruger, 1803-1884. A family hymnbook that she possessed had the names of Peter Reiter and Louise Reiter in it, the book copywritten in 1860. Information as to the identity of Justine Reiter would be appreciated and can be submitted to this website or to the local church.

Riehle, Edna A: (b. 1884; d. 1968) “Edna Amelia Riehle. Born: Sept 10, 1884. Passes away at Sharon Arms Nursing Home, Spokane, WA, May 27, 1968.  Funeral: June 1, 1968 in United Methodist (Zion) Church, Dr L E Yates officiating, 1 p.m.” (Church Diagrams) “Edna Amelia Ulrich was born 10 Sept 1884 in Minnesota to Albert and Emilie Ulrich, one of ten known children. She married (John) George Riehle. Eight children were known to be born to them: Albert George (1911), Agnes Amelia (1913), Friedrich Benjamin (1915), David Carl (1917), Paul Wesley (1919), Daniel Joseph (1921), Philip John (1924) and a male infant (1927). Edna Riehle was preceded in death by her husband, J George Riehle, dying at their home in Montebello, CA on August 1, 1954.” (notes from Zion) See also, Harrington Citizen: Aug 31, 1951, Reunion of George Riehle Family. “Edna A Riehle.—Her home, Rt 2, Davenport, WA. Mother of Mrs Agnes Krieg, Spokane; Albert Riehle, Yakima, WA; Fred Riehle, Bartley, NE; David Riehle, Nine Mile Falls, WA; Daniel Riehle, Deer Park, WA; Philip Riehle, Spokane; 26 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; sister of Mrs Robert Rosema, Spokane; Mrs John Nordheim, Walla Walla, WA; Ben Ulrich, St John, WA; Lewis Ulrich, Garfield, WA; Albert Ulrich, Chehalis, WA; Lawrence Ulrich, Rosalia, WA; Herb Ulrich, Boulder, CO; numerous nieces and nephews. A resident of the Inland Empire for 70 years. Member of Zion Methodist Church, Rocklyn, WA. Funeral services Sat., June 1, at 1 p.m., from the Rocklyn Methodist Church, Rocklyn, WA. Dr Lawrence E Yates officiating. Burial services, Rocklyn, WA, Cemetery. The Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home in charge.” (Spokesman: undated 1968)

Riehle, infant:  (b. 5-27-1927; d. 5-27-1927) “Baby Boy Riehle. Born: May 27, 1927. Passed away at birth on May 27, 1927. Funeral: May 28, 1927 in the Riehle home, Rev A F Cramer officiating.” (Church Diagrams) “Infant Riehle. Died: 5-28-1927, Harrington, WA.  Father: George Riehle; Mother: Edna Ulrich. Buried: Harrington, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “Stillborn Male Riehle. Stillborn: 27 May 1927. Father: George Riehle, born Germany. Mother: Edna Ulrich, born MN. Burial: Riehle Farm, Rocklyn, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card) “A baby boy was born lifeless to Mr and Mrs G J Riehle of Rocklyn on May 27th.” (Citizen:  6-03-1927)

Riehle, John George: (b. 1879; d. 1954) “John George Riehle. Born: Feb 5, 1879. Passed away at his home in Montebello, CA, Aug 1, 1954. Funeral: Aug 6, 1954 in Zion Methodist Church, Rev John Jensen officiating.” (Church Diagrams) “Reunion of George Riehles Family, Nieces, Nephews.  Mr and Mrs George Riehle, who are visiting here from Montebella, CA, enjoyed a reunion at the Harrington park with their children, and their nieces and nephews, children of the late Mr and Mrs George Knapp, Sr.  Present Sunday at the park were: Mr and Mrs George Riehle; Fred Riehle, Orient, WA; Mr and Mrs Dan Riehle and 3 daughters, Deer Park; Mr and Mrs Karl Krieg (Agnes Riehle), and 2 sons and a daughter, of near Spokane; Mr and Mrs Paul Riehle, three sons and a daughter, Rocklyn; Mr and Mrs David Riehle, and son, Spokane; this included all of their children but two, Albert of Oregon City, and Philip of Spokane.  Knapp family members present included Mr and Mrs George Knapp Jr and children, Mr and Mrs F William Knapp and sons; Mr and Mrs Harold Dibble and family of Odessa, and Mr and Mrs Oscar Long and family, and Gary Long of Moses Lake. Miss Ruth Roth was a guest.  The Riehles will return next week to their home in California.” (Citizen: 31 Aug 1951) “J G Riehler who farmed in the Rocklyn area for many years, leaving there in 1939, died in Montebello, CA, Sunday, August 1. He had been in poor health for several years. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Montebello, after which the body was shipped to Spokane and received by Hazen & Jaegers, for a second service to be held today (Friday, Aug 6) at 2 p.m. in the Zion Methodist Church at Rocklyn. Rev Lawrence Yates had been listed in the notices in Spokane as officiating clergyman, but since he is not available, Rev John Jantzsen of Colfax will officiate. Rev and Mrs Jantzsen were missionaries in Africa at one time, and were friends of the J G Riehles in Spokane.  Mrs J G Riehle accompanied the body by train, and was met in Spokane this morning by her son David Riehle.  John George Riehle was born Feb 5, 1879 at Mahrington, Germany. He came to the United States in 1901 as did also his sister, Margaret Riehle, not Mrs Entrican. They were preceded to the United States by their sister, Mrs George Knapp Sr and they came to her home at Harrington. On Feb 22, 1911 Mr Riehle and Edna Ulrich were married at Rosalia, and they farmed in the Rocklyn area until 1939 when they moved to a place near Spokane (near Geiger Field).  After residing there ten years, they moved to Montebello, where they have lived five years. Surviving Mr Riehle, besides his widow, are their children: Albert, Oregon City, OR; Mrs Carl Krieg (Agnes), Spokane; Fred, Sprague; David, Spokane; Paul, Rocklyn; Daniel, Deer Park, and Philip, Spokane; 22 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs David Entrican of Sacramento, and 2 brothers and 5 sisters in Germany. His parents were Maria Agnes Riehle and John George Riehle, who died in Germany in 1931 and 1920, respectively.” (Citizen: 8-06-1954)  John George Riehle and Edna Amelia Ulrich had another son, a male infant that failed to thrive in 1927.

Ruppel, Henry: (b. 12-23-1890; d. 2-04-1917) “Henry Ruppel. Born: Dec 23, 1890. Passed away in his home near Rocklyn, WA, Feb 4, 1917. Funeral: Feb 7, 1917 in Zion Methodist Church, Rev W F Maas officiating” (Church Diagrams) “My Trust is in God.” (on monument) “Henry Ruppel married Bertha Kruger on 30 Nov 1916. He died just 3 months after their marriage. Henry’s sister, Katie Ruppel, went to Springdale. Conrad and Elizabeth Ruppel went to Rosalia. Anna Ruppel went to Rosalia in 1921, and was a very good friend of Mabel Rux (later Reker). Anna was living alone when Bess Rux and Mabel Rux went to Rosalia to visit her. Fred Ruppel went to Rosalia in 1914. Mary Ruppel married Julius Kloster. Two of the known children of Mary Ruppel and Julius Kloster were: Elmer Edwin (1909) and Irma Mathilda (1907). Of the Ruppel family, those appearing in the probation or membership listings were: Conrad and Elizabeth, Anna, Fred, Katie and Henry. Ruppels lived between the Zion Church and the Zion Cemetery, however, their place was on the north side of the road. Their place was later farmed by the Hardy family and the place demolished.” (Notes from vicinity). “Mr and Mrs C Ruppel, who are living on their homestead, seem greatly pleased to see the young people get married and become their neighbors on the scabs.” (Citizen: Feb 24, 1911) “Henry Ruppel. Male, white, married, farmer. Birth: Dec 23, 1890, Germany. Age: 26 yrs 1 mo 12 days.  Father: Conrad Ruppel born Germany; Mother: Elizabeth Northeim born Germany. Informant: Jake Grob, Rocklyn, WA.  Death: Feb 4, 1917, at 2 a.m., five miles south of Rocklyn, Lincoln County, WA. Cause: croupous pneumonia of 14 days duration; Contributory: Dilation of the heart of 6 days duration.  J M Corpening, MD, of Harrington, WA. Burial: Zion Cemetery on Feb 8, 1917; J T Lyse, undertaker, of Davenport, WA.” (WA State Board of Health Certificate of Death)

Schmitz, Francis Peter: (1881-1909; s/o Pauline and Bartholomew) “Father. Francis Peter Schmitz. Born: Oct 26, 1881. Passed Away on Nov 1, 1909. Funeral: Nov 4, 1909 in Zion Methodist Church, Rev George S Roeder officiating.” (Church Diagrams) “The funeral of Francis Schmitz of Harrington was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, from the home in Harrington, and at 1:30 from the  Zion German ME church, by Rev G S Roeder. The remains were buried in the Zion Cemetery.” (Citizen: 5 Nov 1909) “Creditor’s Notice. In the Superior Court of the State of Washington in and for Lincoln County. In the matter of the estate of Francis Peter Schmitz, deceased... Lucy Schmitz, Administratrix of the estate of Francis Peter Schmitz...” (Citizen: 3 Dec 1909) Lucy D Berg was born about 1885 in MN near Greenwood Prairie, the daughter of Herman Berg and Pauline Kruger, as reported on her 1904 marriage return in Lincoln County. Following the death of Francis Peter Schmitz, Lucy was married to his brother, Bartholomew Schmitz Jr. Francis and Bart Jr were sons of Bart Sr and his first wife, Pauline Bursch Schmitz.

Schmitz, Joseph Lorraine: “Baby Joseph Lorraine Schmitz. Born: Jan 1, 1918; Passed Away May 1, 1918 During Flu Epidemic. Funeral: May 3, 1918 at Home with no Minister officiating in Harrington, WA, because of the Flu epidemic.” (Church Diagrams) “Joseph Loraine Schmitz.  Male, white, single. Birth: Jan 1, 1919, WA. Age: 4 months. Father: B J Schmitz, born MN; Mother: Lucy Berg, born MN. Death: May 1, 1919, 5:30 a.m., R-3, Harrington, Lincoln Co, WA.  Cause of death: pneumonia, duration of 10 days. J M Corpening, MD, Harrington, WA. Burial: Zion (country), May 3, 1919. Undertaker: J E Turner, Harrington, WA.” (WA State Board of Health Register of Death)

Schmitz, Lloyd Aloysius: (b. 6-08-1905; d. 6-07-1906; s/o Francis and Lucy) “Lloyd Aloysius Schmitz. Born: June 8, 1905. Passed away at his home near Rocklyn, WA, June 7, 1906. Funeral: June 10, 1906 in Zion Methodist Church, Rev Ludwig Gaiser officiating.” (Church Diagrams) “He was the sunshine of our home.” (on monument)

Schmitz, Pauline: (b. aged 31 yrs; d. 6-25-1892; first wife of Bartholomew Schmitz) “Pauline (nee Bursch) Schmitz. Passed away June 25, 1892, age 31 years. Funeral: June 28, 1892 in Zion Methodist Church, Rev Carl Jans officiating.” (Church Diagrams) “Beloved one, Farewell.” (on monument) Pauline Schmitz was the surviving daughter from August Bursch and his first wife, who died in Germany following the birth of Pauline. The tombstone of Pauline Schmitz was badly damaged and repaired years ago.

Schmitz, (Baby) Paulina Katrina: “Baby Paulina Katrina Schmitz. Born June 18, 1892. Passed away in July 1892. Funeral: July 1892 in Zion Methodist Church, Rev Carl Jans officiating.” (Church Diagrams) Paulina Katrina Schmitz was the infant daughter of Bartholomew Schmitz Sr and his first wife, Pauline Bursch Schmitz. The infant survived less than a month after the death of her mother.

Stelzer, Albertina M: (b. 2-02-1914; d. 2-20-1914) “Baby Albertina M Stelzer. Born: Feb 2, 1914. Passed away at her home near Rocklyn, WA, Feb 20, 1914. Funeral: Feb 22, 1914 in Zion Methodist Church, Rev G S Roeder officiating.” (Church Diagrams) “Sunday afternoon the funeral service of Albertina Stelzer took place at the German M E church, Rev G S Roeder officiating.” (Citizen: _ March 1914) “Albertina Martha Stelzer. Female. Single. Birth: Feb 2, 1914. Age: 17 days. Birthplace: WA. Father: David Stelzer, born Germany. Mother: Julian Lobstein, born Germany. Informant: David Stelzer, Rocklyn. Death: Feb 20, 1914. Cause: gastro-enteritis of 15 days duration. Physician: Morton Myers, Davenport. Burial: Zion Cemetery. Feb 22, 1914. Undertaker: J T Lyse, Davenport, WA.” (WA State Board of Health: Cert. of Death)

Unknown:  Several “unknowns” were buried in this Zion German Methodist Cemetery. A family in a wagon stopped long enough to bury their loved one that failed to make their journey. No name was learned, just the wagon had been seen going through and the evidence of a newly dug grave. The grave was not marked at the time nor has it been since marked. (information provided by Herb Kruger)

Unknown: Remains of an infant were dis-interred in the attempt to dig a new grave, the remains were re-interred in another location within the confines of this cemetery.

Wagner, Gottfried: (b. 1880; d. 1926) “Gottfried Wagner. Born: Aug 19, 1880. Passed away in Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, WA, March 19, 1926. Funeral: March 23, 1926 in Zion Methodist Church, Rev E J Traglio officiating.” (Church Diagrams) “The will of Gottfried Wagner, deceased since March 19, 1926, has been admitted to probate and Charley Wagner and Katherine Wagner appointed executors of the estate, serving without bond. Witnesses testifying were G W Sommer, Ferdinand Wagner and Delphine Cain. Appraisers appointed are B A Watson, W B Armstrong and J W Timm.” (Citizen: 30 April 1926) “Fred Wagner Dies. Gottfried Wagner, who was taken to the Sacred Heart Hospital some time ago, died there Friday, March 19th following an operation. He was born in Germany Aug 19, 1880, came to the United States in 1901 and lived near Davenport and Harrington ever since. On July 4, 1913 he was united in marriage to Miss Beck. Seven children born to this union, and his widow, survive him.  Funeral services were conducted at Zion church, in German by Rev Traglio and Rev J B Schneider spoke in English. The remains were interred in the Zion Cemetery.” (Citizen: March 26, 1926)

Wagner, Karl: (b. 1889; d. 1938) “Karl Wagner. Born: July 13, 1889. Passed Away in Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, WA, March 4, 1938. Funeral: March 7, 1938 in Zion Methodist church, Rev H B Mann officiating. (Church Diagrams) “After an illness of two weeks, Charlie Wagner passed away in the Deaconess Hospital Friday. Mr Wagner had been in the hospital several different times this winter for a total period of six weeks. He had been in poor health the past two years and his ailment was believed to have resulted from spotted fever with which he was stricken in 1928 when he was bitten by a tick. Karl (Charlie) Wagner was born July 13, 1889 at Neva, Poland. He came to Minnesota, USA, in 1906 and thence directly to Rocklyn where he farmed until he moved to the place 7 miles west of town where he has farmed about 25 years.  Mr Wagner was a member of Liberty Grange and the Zion Methodist Church of Rocklyn. Funeral services, under the direction of Hazen & Jaegers, were conducted from the Zion church Monday afternoon, at 1:30, the Rev H B Mann officiating. A large number of friends attended the services. Mr and Mrs Wallace Maurer sang ‘Nearer My God To Thee’ and ‘Face to Face’.  Pallbearers were Ervin, Herman, Ernest and Cecil Wagner, step-sons of the deceased, and Irvin Lenning and Albert Lehman. Burial was in Zion Cemetery. Surviving Mr Wagner are his widow Katherine and daughter, Betty Lou; step-children, Herman, Ervin, Ernest, Cecil, Ruth, Rudolph, and John, all at the home; cousins, Rev Henry Lehman, San Pedro, CA; W F Lehman, Cheney; Julius Lehman, Ritzville; H E Lehman, Shelton, WA; and Lydia Kendall, Davenport, Iowa; two sisters and one brother in Germany. His mother passed away recently in Germany. Mr and Mrs Julius Lehman of Ritzville and J W Timm of Davenport, were present at the services.” (Citizen: 3-11-1938)

Wagner, Kathrine R: (b. 1886; d. 1968) “Katherine R Wagner. Born: April 2, 1886. Passed away in Lincoln Nursing Home in Davenport, WA, Nov 27, 1968. Funeral: Dec 2, 1968 in Strate’s Funeral Home, Davenport, WA, Pastor M A P Keller officiating.” (Church Diagrams) “Mrs Katherine Wagner was laid to rest at the Rocklyn Cemetery Dec 2.  Mrs Wagner, whose home was in Davenport, is survived by six sons, Herman, Ervin, Rudolph and John, all of Harrington, Ernest of Reardan, and Cecil of Lamont, WA; two daughters, Mrs Ruth Jantz of Odessa and Mrs Betty Lee Walker of Spokane; 25 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs Lena Timm of Davenport. The Strate Funeral Home was in charge. The Rev M A P Keller officiated.” 

(Wegner surname): Carl Rux Sr’s sister, Mathilda Rux, was born 19 August 1838 in Germany and emigrated to the Wabasha County, MN area. Her first marriage was to a Mr Mielke, by whom it is believed that she had four children, Augusta, Amelia and two infants that failed to thrive. Following her husband’s death, she married Gottlieb Wegner (1844-1912). Their children were: Emil (1869), John, William (who married Lillian Dosdall), Mathilda, Herman and Otillie (who died in infancy). Mathilda died 12 Nov 1931 and was buried in Pleasant Prairie Cemetery, also called Greenwood Cemetery, in Zumbro Township Section 34, MN. This cemetery has many of the Rux, Dickman, Kruger, Welke and Fuerstnau relations taking residence waiting for the resurrection.

Womach, Ethel: (b. 1931; d. 1932) “Ethel Lavonne Womach. Born: Aug 25, 1931. Passed away at her home March 16, 1932.  Funeral: March 19, 1932 in Zion Methodist Church, Rev J E Rasmussen officiating.” (Church diagram) “The infant daughter of Mr and Mrs O Womach passed away Wednesday of last and was buried Saturday in the Zion Church Cemetery.  Mr and Mrs O Womach spent Thursday at Cheney and Spokane.” (Harrington Citizen: 25 March 1932) The parents were Owen Womach and his wife                 Ruby Bursch. 

Zellmer, August: “our baby” (no dates) “Baby August Zellmer. Passed away at his home near Rocklyn, WA. No funeral from Zion Methodist Church.” (Church Diagrams) “At rest” (on monument) See also History of Big Bend-1904, item on Emil Zellmer and his wife, Elizabeth Bargmann. Family records show that Emil Zellmer married Elizabeth Bergmann on 27 Nov 1892. Their children, in birth order, were shown as: Albert, Baby August, Emma (Heinemann), Edward, Frieda (Guhlke), Walter, Irvin and a stillborn. Baby August was shown as a stillbirth on 2 Feb 1895. Irvin was shown as born and died 15 July 1905 with burial in Mt View Cemetery in Davenport and no record was found of the following stillborn infant of 22 Feb 1908.

Zellmer, Francis: (b. 1910; d. 2004)  “Davenport.—Funeral for Frances M Zellmer, 93, of Davenport, is scheduled at 2:30 p.m. in the Harrington Nazarene Church with Pastor William Bull officiating.  Mrs Zellmer died Monday, April 5, in Davenport.  She was born July 21, 1910, to Arthur and Loie (Reynolds) King in Sprague. She married Walter August Zellmer in Davenport on May 25, 1930.  She was a membe3r of the Harrington Nazarene Church and of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union.  She was a pianist and organist in Illinois for eight years at the North Side Nazarene Church in Evanston, while working for the WCTU from 1976 to 1984.  She was preceded in death by her husband in 1976; a grandson, Chad Zellmer in 2001; a brother, Fred King, and sister, Gertrude Sanders.  She leaves four children, Frances Elaine (and Eugene) Cronrath of Harrington, Gerald W (and Virginia) Zellmer of Davenport, Arthur K (and Linda) Zellmer of Davenport, and David E (and Elvia) Zellmer of Spokane; eight grandchildren, Jared Cronrath, Mark Cronrath, Joel Cronrath, Ruth Maloney, Joy Jarrell, Julie Miller, Jana Shea and Romon Lynn Calkins-Harper, 21 great grandchildren, including Cody Zellmer and Dillon Michael Harper; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times: 4-08-2004)

Zellmer, Walter A: (b. 1902; d. 1976) “Walter August Zellmer. Born Aug 10, 1902. Passed away near Davenport, WA, April 8, 1976. Funeral: April 12, 1976 in Church of the Nazarene at Harrington, WA, Rev Gary Tracy and Rev Harold Paul officiating, 1:30 p.m.” (Church Diagrams) “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Phil. 4:13.”  (on monument) “Funeral services were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrington Church of the Nazarene for Walter A Zellmer. He died of an apparent heart attack on April 8 at the age of 73. Mr Zellmer was born near Harrington in 1902 to Emil G and Elizabeth Bargman Zellmer. He moved with the family to the home place just south of Davenport before his first birthday and lived his life there with the exception of a few years he spent farming with his brother Edward.  He married Frances M King in 1930 and they resided on the home place until the house was destroyed by fire in 1966. At that time, they moved into Davenport. Mr Zellmer was converted in a revival meeting at Bluestem during the winter of 1937-38 and became a charter member of the Harrington Nazarene Church the same year. He was also a member of the Washington Wheat Growers Assoc.  Surviving Mr Zellmer are his wife Frances at the home, a daughter, Mrs Eugene (Elaine) Cronrath, Harrington and four (sic) sons, Gerald Walter, and Arthur King Zellmer of Davenport and David Emil Zellmer of Spokane. Also surviving is a sister, Emma Heinemann of Ritzville, two brothers, Albert E and Edward H Zellmer of Davenport and seven grandchildren. Interment was at the Zion Hill Cemetery with the Revs Gary Tracy and Harold C Paul officiating.” (Davenport Times: undated; d. 4-12-1976)


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