Reardan News

                                                                        Submitted by Marge Womach

                                                                                 1955 through 1973


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“King, Vera Audrey.  Died about 11-19-1955.  Birth: 3-28-1918 at Lewiston, MT.  Married: Leonard C King. Father: Clifford Faubion.  Mother: Sue Elliott. Buried: Reardan, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health Death Card: 11-19-1955)


“Molye Buckman Cassels.  Last rites were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan 24, at Smith Funeral Home in Spokane for Mrs Molye Cassels, mother of Mrs Dana Baker.  Dr G Christie Swain, minister at the Spokane First Presbyterian church, officiated.  Phil Crosby sang ‘Bird Songs at Eventide’ and ‘Ave Maria’, both favorite numbers of Mrs Cassels. Cremation followed the rites; the ashes will be interred in her parental family plot at the Reardan Cemetery this spring.  Molye Buckman was born Nov 28, 1882 at Cincinnati, Ohio.  At the age of three years, with her parents, Mr and Mrs John Buckman, she came to Reardan where she was reared and where she attended school. The Buckmans owned a farm at the west edge of Reardan.  Mach 28, 1904 Miss Buckman and Russell P Cassels were married. They resided at Reardan, Spokane, and Davenport.  In 1913 Mr Cassels became a partner with Mr Denson in Denson and Cassels Hardware, which was to operate for many years.  After the death of Mr Cassels, Aug 15, 1934, Mrs Cassells made her home in Spokane except for short periods when she was at the home of her daughters.  Mrs Cassels suffered a stroke at her Spokane apartment last Monday, and she passed away at 6:00 o’clock Wednesday morning at Deaconess hospital.” (Harrington Citizen: 1-30-1959) 


“Mrs Florence Weipert, mother of Mrs A C Patton (Alice) died Monday morning at a nursing home in Spokane. She had been ill a number of months.  Last rites were held Wednesday from the Smith Funeral Home in Spokane. Interment was in the Reardan Cemetery. The Weipert family resided at Reardan for many years. Surviving Mrs Weipert are her children, Mrs Alice Patton, Mrs Edith Bennet, Chewelah; Mrs Georgia Goodman, Spokane; Mrs Helen Conroy (twin of Mrs Patton); Golda Barnes, both of Surfside, CA; Merle Weipert, Waukon; Hershal Weipert and Ray Kurtz, both Spokane; Roy Weipert, Arizona, Bud Weipert, Boise, Idaho; 22 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs Alice Renfro, Texas; several nieces and nephews. Mrs Weipert was a member of Starlight Chapter No 90, OES, at Reardan; past noble grand, Rebekah lodge; Waukon Grange; charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary at Reardan.” (Citizen: 12-10-1959) 


“Rev M E Hunsberger, 97, retired minister of the Evangelical United Brethren churches, died last week Wednesday at his home at W1208 Knox, Spokane. Mr Hunsberger pastored the local church in 1921 (Harrington), when it was the Evangelical church , before the merger with the United Brethren. Born in Port Huron, Michigan, he had lived in Spokane and the Inland Empire almost half a century. His pastorates were in Yakima, Harrington, Reardan, Valleyford and Edwall. Earlier pastorates were in North and South Dakota.  He retired from the active ministry in 1943... He and his wife, Mary Ellen, who survives at the home, marked their golden wedding in August, 1958. They were married in Cavalier, ND.  Five of their seven children survive him, three of them being connected with the ministry. A son, Capt Paul Hunsberger, is a chaplain at Ft Lawton, WA; and two daughters are wives of pastors, Mrs Robert S (Esther) Vogt, Pleasanton, CA; and Mrs William J (Madelyn) Gold of Richmond, VA.... Another daughter is Mrs Don C (Ruth) Sleeth, a Spokane nurse. A younger son, Wayne, survives in Bellevue. Thirteen grandchildren also survive.  Funeral services were held at 12:30 Saturday at Lidgerwood EUB church with the pastor, the Rev C Arthur Cobb officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood with Hazen & Jaegers in charge.”  (Dav. Times: 5-27-1965) 


1966: death of Herman Schalock. Note, a photo in The Spokesman Review of 3-05-1999 of two motorcyclist with the inscription: “Cecil Dial, left, and Herman Schalock, stand next to their motorcycles near Waukon, Wash., in 1916. Schalock courted his wife-to-be, Clara Nelson, on his Bayton motorcycle before they married in 1915. It was their principal mode of transportation for several years.” (see Reardan Cemetery listings for Clara and Herman Schalock: 1969 and 1966)


“Rosette Alice Doggett.  Mrs Rosette Alice Doggett died May 30 in a Spokane hospital following a brief illness.  Funeral services were held Tuesday at Strates with the Rev Donald Lange officiating. Burial was at the Reardan Cemetery.  Mrs Doggett was born in Ellsworth, Wisconsin in 1885.  She graduated from the River Falls, Wisconsin, Normal School and later attended the Cheney Normal School Following her schooling she taught elementary school classes in Washington state communities of Davenport, Downs, Edwall and Harrington.  She married George G Doggett in 1910 and they farmed on the R N Shields ranch between Davenport and Harrington.  They lived there until 1964 when they moved to Spokane.  Mr Doggett preceded his wife in death in 1964.  They were both members of the Davenport Methodist Episcopal church. Mrs Doggett is survived by one sister, Josephine Howard of Spokane, one son, Wayne, two grandchildren, Marilyn and Michael, two great grandchildren, Scot and Nadine, all of Portland; and many nieces and nephews.” (Dav. Times: 6-04-1970)


“Mrs Gustave H (Clara A) Rux, 89, longtime resident of Reardan, Davenport and the Inland Empire, died June 3rd in a Spokane hospital. Mrs Rux was stricken June 2nd and succumbed early the next morning. Funeral services were held Friday June 5th at the Davenport United Methodist Church with interment following at Greenwood Terrace in Spokane. The Rev Don Lange officiated. She was born in Lydia, Minnesota, and came to Washington in 1890 in an immigrant train with her parents, Mr and Mrs Charles A Laabs. They operated a general store and post office at Tacoma. Her parents later came to the Inland Empire, homesteading at Connell before coming to far south of Davenport. Her parents later sold that farm and moved to Davenport where Mr Laabs became manager of the Farmers Store (later to become Campbell’s Market) and built a home in the south part of town. At that time there were no houses between their new home and the warehouses. It was in this home that Clara and Gustave H Rux were married in 1900. Their first home was to be on a farm purchased from Mr Button (The George Borck place). Their first child, Harold, was born there. They next bought a farm from Zellmers, south of Rocklyn where two more boys were born, Orville and Virgil. In 1917 they sold this land to Mr Hardy and moved to the Reardan area, purchasing the George Gunning farm in the Gravelle area west of Reardan. After the death of her husband in 1947, she moved to an apartment in Reardan and was able to live by herself until her death. She is survived by three sons, Harold and Virgil of Reardan and Orville of Davenport, five grandchildren, four great grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs Laura Huesman of Davenport and Mrs Sophronia Houser of Portland. She was a member of the Davenport United Methodist Church, Spring Creek Grange, Reardan Garden Club and the Three Links Rebekah Lodge, all of Reardan.” (undated, assume DT) “Clara A Rux.—Her home, Reardan, WA. Mother of Virgil R Rux, Harold E Rux, both Reardan; Orville E Rux, Davenport; 5 grandchildren; sister of Mrs Laura Huesman, Davenport, WA. Mrs Sophronia Houser, Portland; several nieces and nephews. Member of the Davenport United Methodist Church, Springfield Grange No 95, Three Links Rebekah Lodge No 92, Reardan, WA. The Reardan Garden Club. A resident of Washington for 80 years. Funeral services June 5 at 1:30 p.m. at the Davenport United Methodist Church, Davenport...” (Spokesman Review: 6-04-1970)


“Ex-Reardan Woman Dies. Funeral rites for Mrs Frances Cruser Kent were held Monday at the Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home in Spokane.  Mrs Kent was born Dec 11, 1907, and moved to Reardan with her parents when she was four years old. They lived there until 1929 when they moved to Spokane.  In 1938 she married Harry Kent. He passed on eight years later. She worked at the American Legion in Spokane for 18 years.  Mrs Kent is survived by her mother, Mary Cruser, at the home, a sister, Mrs Charles (Margaret) Marsh, San Antonio, Texas, a niece, Mrs Larry McCarty, Richardson, Texas, and a nephew, Dr Stewart Marsh, Pleaston, Texas.” (Davenport Times: 11-04-1971)


“The funeral rites for Guy ‘Dick’ Fleming, 73, a longtime resident of the area, were held at the Reardan Presbyterian Church Monday. The Rev C C Saunders, Rev Virgil T Speece and Rev Forrest Travialle officiated. Burial was in the Reardan Cemetery .  Born in McCook , Nebraska , in 1898, he came to the Spokane area as a young  boy. He graduated from North Central High School in Spokane and attended the University of Idaho for one year. He began farming near Reardan in 1919. He married Rose Fleming in 1921.  They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in June 1971.  Fleming was trustee of the Reardan Grain Growers for 16 years and a charter member of Spring Creek grange. Following his retirement, he was deputy county assessor for 10 years.  Surviving are his widow, Rose, at the home, one son, Jack J Fleming, Reardan; one daughter, Mrs Raymond Currie (Annabelle), Bothel and six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs Nellie Eckart, Seattle, and Mrs Henry Clark of Los Angeles, CA, and one brother, Raymond, in Spokane.  Casket bearers were Dick Paul, Earl Williams, Herman Wagner, George Wagner, Glen Garber and Keith Carlson. Honorary bearers were George Hein, Lawrence Carstens, John Brommer, Fred Michael, Pete Mahrt, Paul Rinker, Tom Hyslop and Henry Robinson of Davenport .” (Davenport Times: 2-03-1972) 


“Edith Christena McDowell, former Reardan area resident, died last week at the age of 94.  A resident of Spokane since 1938 when she and her husband retired, Mrs Griffith (sic) was a native of Canada. She was born in Ontario in 1878.  Her parents brought her to the Ritzville area when she was 11, and later the family moved to the Reardan-Deep Creek area. She married Fred McDowell in March 1900. He died in 1962.  The couple had three children including a son Robert, who died in 1966. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs Gilbert Peterson and Mrs Leslie Paul, both of Cheney; and a daughter-in-law, Beth McDowell of Spokane. She had seven grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Also surviving her are a sister, Pearl Humphrey of Spokane, a brother Cecil Griffith of Loon Lake, and numerous nieces and nephews. Officiating at the services in Spokane March 31 were the Revs Edward Underhill and Dewayne Price. Burial was in Riverside Memorial Park in Spokane.” (Dav. Times: 4-06-1972) 


“Doreen F Hamilton, Reardan resident and owner of Faye’s Tavern in Reardan, died last week when she apparently lost control of her car on the Waukon Road south of Reardan... She was thrown out of the car and suffered a broken neck and internal injuries. The car was a total loss. Mrs Hamilton is survived by her husband, Stanley D Hamilton.” (Dav. Times: 4-13-1972)


“Mrs Eva Anne Huntington Davidson of Castle Rock, WA, passed away July 30th at a nursing home in Longview, WA at the age of ninety.  Born in Castle Rock to a pioneer family, she taught in the Reardan schools for several years about 1910 and was active in music and church circles. In 1914 she married Ernest A Davidson, born at Reardan, at that time cashier of the Reardan Exchange Bank and later regional landscape architect of the Western Division of the National Park Service. While he was in the park service, they lived in Berkeley, CA, where Mr Davidson died in 1944. Mrs Davidson is survived by her daughter Mrs George F Spitzer, Berkeley, CA, a son Roger E Davidson, San Rafael, CA; a sister, Mrs Maude Bishop, Grandview, WA, and five grandchildren. She was a member of the Methodist Church and of PEO. Methodist services were held Aug 1 in Castle Rock, WA, and interment was in the Huntington family plot in Castle Rock.” (Dav. Times: 8-10-1972)


“Joe Mann Day Celebrated by Large Crowd in Reardan.  ‘Joe Mann Day’ in Reardan! That is exactly what it turned out to be Saturday, when after months of planning two Dutch visitors were able to appear before the entire Mann family and the people of Reardan in honor of a memorable and historic event that dates back to September, 1944, and a turning point in World War II.  Arriving Thursday from Best, Holland, Kees Wittebrood and his 22-year old son Herman, were cause for a community-wide reception announced earlier, but it was they who disclosed the real reason with their surprise gift at least for Mr and Mrs Henry Mann who had not been told anything in advance except that their guests were here to return their visit and get acquainted with others of the Mann family.  Much of it was arranged by the Rev Phil Falk, pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Reardan of which the Manns have been long-time members.  He also served s master of ceremonies at the three o’clock program which drew a packed crowd estimated at 350 persons, to the multi-purpose room of the Reardan grade school.  Things began happening in rapid succession following the landing in the RHS athletic field at 12:20 p.m. of two large US Army helicopters from Fort Lewis.  Twenty-three officers and men, all of whom had volunteered for the ‘mission’ and all members or former members of the 101st Airborne including eight paratroopers, four Color guards, their commanding officer, an army photographer, Colonel Robert Jones who formerly commanded Joe E Mann’s outfit with the 101st Airborne Division and crew members of the two ‘choppers’.  The group went directly to the Lutheran Church, where a luncheon had been prepared by a group of the church ladies.  Joining them were Jack Mann, Reardan, his brother-in-law Bill Bennett of Salem, Oregon, Wittebrood, his son and Pastor Falk.  The meal was served them by Mrs William Meyer, Mrs Keith Carlson, Mrs Harold Wegner, Mrs Henry Schwartz, and Mrs Earl Williams.  Moving to the grade school nearby promptly at the scheduled hour, Pastor Falk called for presentation of The Colors, both American and Dutch, and the military guard came forward, marching to the drum unit of the Reardan High School band.  Preceding them were the honor guard of Reardan'’ Robert C McCutcheon Post, American Legion, composed of Bill Colville, Herman Wagner, Bill Paul, and Keith Carlson.  All joined in singing the National Anthem of the United States, accompanied by RHS student Janet Hudkins, then stood at attention for the taped playing of the Netherlands National Anthem.  Tom Irish, representing Boy Scout Troop 782 of Reardan led in the Pledge of Allegiance and Pastor Falk gave the invocation.  Getting into the program, the pastor gave ‘The Reason for a Joe Mann Day,’ explaining that Joe, son of the Henry Manns, and a ’41 graduate of RHS was serving as a private with the 101st Airborne Division in Holland.  On Sept 18, 1944 they were in hand to hand combat with the enemy and he had already suffered four battle wounds as they were trying to hold the bridge across the Wilhelmina Canal near Best.  Live grenades were thrown by opposing personnel with the allies tossing them back.  Unable to pick up one which landed nearby because of his arms being bandaged to his sides, Joe threw himself onto it, thereby saving other members of his platoon, a feat which cost him his life and earned him the highest military award, the Congressional Medal of Honor which was presented his parents at the former Baxter (Army) Hospital in Spokane on August 30, 1945.  Only one day before Joe’s death had he and his fellow paratroops made their drop onto Dutch soil.  AS described by Wittebrood later in his speech, ‘it was a sunny day on the 17th of September, 1944, that thousands and thousands of planes, gliders and paratroops made the sky black. It was liberation-day’.  Liberation Day continues to be observed on each September 17, commemorating return of freedom to the people after four years in the iron vice of Nazi rule.  The full ‘Joe Mann Story’ has been compiled by the US Army into a sound movie. The showing of this film was a part of the program before introduction of the Manns and the dignitaries present.  Bill Bennett representing the family, described the memorial erected in honor of his brother-in-law who had lost his life three years before both as a friend of the 101st Airborne and as part of the family, visited the site with his wife on the 25th anniversary of the Liberation in 1969.  The statue was erected in 1954, ten years after Best was liberated, when he was searching for material on which to base a story.  Bennett described Wittebrood as ‘a young journalist who didn’t like the Nazis, ... expressed himself on paper... and had to leave the country,’ who went to France, then returned to Holland and worked in the underground for four years.  He also said Wittebrood later commanded a prison for traitors of the homeland, became a Dutch editor, and now is a public relations man for Dutch automobile manufacturing firm.  His home is located near the 101st Airborne ‘drop zone,’ and the word ‘Airborne’ is written on his house, along with the ‘Screaming Eagle’ emblem.  At this point in the program Lt Joseph Hooper, Ft Polk, Louisiana, was introduced.  Hooper is the only living Congressional Medal of Honor recipient from the 101st Airborne, having earned his in Viet Nam in 1968.  He also received a battlefield promotion to commissioned officer.  Hooper had lived in Moses Lake in our neighboring Grant County, and was in the eighth grade at the time Joe Mann was killed.  he said he recalls riding through Reardan with his older brother who pointed out that ‘this is the place Joe Mann came from.’  Mann was already a hero of Hooper who later entered army service and was assigned to the 502nd Infantry Headquarters at the Reserve Training Center, near Hillyard in Spokane.  He said Joe Mann Hall is part of it, that a plaque in his memory hangs there, and that Mann’s picture along with his own hangs in the Hall of Heroes.  He referred to the Army film viewed earlier, and said that he had taught 60 to 70 classes in military tradition, and that this was part of the material used. The 101st Airborne is headquartered in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where the Joe Mann Theater honors his memory also.  Hooper said 'all we did was our job,' and told impressions of the 17 days he spent in Holland as a guest during the 1969 celebration of Liberation Day. He also said the ‘best definition of freedom’ was given by his host to his 5-year old daughter during the 9 p.m. candle-lighting ceremony: ‘twenty-five years ago, all your mother and I had to eat was three tulip bulbs a day.  On September 17, the sky was black with American paratroopers. Ever since we’ve been free and had plenty to eat.’  The schedule of the program was changed when it was announced that the paratroopers by military regulations had only ten minutes in which to make their drop, and the crowd adjourned to the grade school playfield to watch.  Five troopers jumped ftom a helicopter one hitting the target right on. He carried a small Dutch flag which was presented to Bob Piper, town councilman, acting as Mayor pro-tem and accepting in behalf of the citizens of Reardan.  Resuming the program, members of the high school vocal sextet sang ‘Let There Be Peace On Earth.’  Earlier they had sung ‘Dear Lights of Home.’  All music was under direction of Glenn Whitney of the school’s music department.  Colonel Jones who had commanded Joe Mann’s outfit and was present at the time of his death spoke briefly, and then for the climax of the day Kees Wittebrood was introduced by Bennett.  In fluent English (the second language of his nation) he addressed ‘Dear Mr and Mrs Mann, dear members of the Mann family’ and greeting the other guests before going on to say, ‘It seems to be a miracle that so many years after World War II there is still a special friendship between the 101st Airborne Division Association and the Dutch Airborne friends with over 500 members...but it is a fact: the friendship is there and how!! This, what I call a wonder, started in September 1944.’  He went on to fill in the background of his interest in the history of war-time events, and what led up to this day in Reardan, 65,000 miles from his homeland.  Wittebrood described the monument erected in 1956 when the Henry Manns were flown to Holland by the military for the unveiling of the monument erected in their son’s honor through funds donated by the school children of Best, and the open air theater in a wooded park area where it stands in the town, where the children go to see plays, puppet shows, and participate in various activities themselves.  He also told about the Joe Mann Club for Children, using the ‘Screaming Eagle’ emblem of the 101st as a patch on their Club shirts. This was done with the sanction of the military and the United States embassy, and endorsed by then Chief of Staff Gen. Maxwell Taylor.  He said that the figure of the pelican represents the symbol of self-sacrifice according to Old Testament Bible, explaining that the pelican will draw its own blood to geed its young.  He also said the sacrifice of Joe Mann demonstrated the scripture from the Gospel of John, ‘Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friend.’  He closed by saying, ‘It is a great pleasure for me to give you here in Reardan, where you gave your children such a splendid training, a replica of the statue in honor of your son, Joe Mann.’  As he presented the two-foot copy of the monument to Joe’s parents, he said it was his present to them, and that he lay down all he felt for what Joe had done for all the people in Holland, in Best, and especially for the future of their children.  He also asked that it be given a place in ‘your town in memory of one of America’s best sons, in memory of an American hero, and as an example for our youth—that we never forget Joe Mann.’  Bob Piper, accepting for the people, and seeking proper expression in mere words, said, ‘I’m deeply touched.’  It was a tremendously moving moment, as the gratitude of the visitors, and the tributes paid Reardan’s young hero—only 22 when he gave his life—built up the feelings of love and patriotism expressed in the bonds of friendship across the sea.  Pastor Falk echoed the sentiment, saying ‘It has touched us all,’ and called for retirement of the Colors by the American Legion guard.” (Davenport Times:  10-19-1972) 


“Funeral services were held in the Spokane valley Friday for Dora Brown, Millwood, mother of Susie Lightle, and grandmother of Helen Krupke and Carol Schulz, all of Reardan.  Another granddaughter is Donna (Lightle) Smith, Reedsport, OR.  Mrs Brown was a frequent visitor to the community where she had many friends and relatives, including 11 grandchildren.  Attending the service in addition to the family members were Earl and Mertis Krupke, Alfred and Marguerite Krupke, Stuart and Gladys Michael, Glen Wisdom, Arno and Marie Krupke, Beulah Swanson and the Rev Earl and Mary Jo Lake.” (Dav. Times: 12-14-1972)


“Memorial services for Anna Schultz Gerber, 88, who died Dec 30 were held Wednesday morning in the chapel of the Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. The Rev Phil Falk, Reardan, officiated.  Born at Mondovi on Oct 27, 1884, she lived in Reardan for many years. She was married to Joseph Gerber, a native of Perhan, MN, who died decades ago.  She is survived by several nieces and nephews; they include Pete Schultz and Alvina King, Reardan. She was a member of Mother Church of Christ Scientist, Boston, Mass.” (Dav. Times: 1-04-1973)


“Louise Wagner Miller, daughter of early Reardan settlers, died Jan 3, in CA.  Born in Reardan, she attended school there; she married Louis W Miller in 1917. he died in 1970. She is survived by one son, Richard, and three grandchildren of Eureka, CA, as well as three sisters—Clare Johnson, Bertha Pike, Spokane; and Rose Fleming, Reardan. Burial was in Canoga Park, CA.” (Dav. Times: 1-11-1973)


“Charles H Mahrt, a native of Reardan, died at the Lincoln Nursing Home Monday. Mahrt, born in 1884 to John and Julia Mahrt, had retired from farming in the late 1940s.  Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Reardan, with the Rev Phillip Falk officiating.  Mahrt is survived by two nephews, Albert Mahrt, Wapato, and Bernard Mahrt, Reardan, as well as one niece, Helen Kasten, Seattle, and several cousins.” (Davenport Times:  4-05-1973) 


“Services were held Monday for John Henry Mann, 82, who died Aug 15 in Davenport.  The Rev Philip Falk conducted the funeral, which was followed by burial in Spokane.  Pallbearers for the funeral were Mann’s grandsons: Ronald Meyer, Russell Meyer, Randy Halverson, Larry Mann, John Mann and Lyle Mann.  A lifetime Reardan native, Mann was a retired farmer and a member of the Reardan City Library board. He is survived by his wife Anna; 3 daughters, Eleanor Meyer, Farmington, NM; Helen Halverson, Seattle; and Irene Bennett, Salem, OR; and 4 sons, Jack, Davenport; Roy, San Diego, CA; Frank, Rockville, MD; and Harold, Spokane. A sister, a brother, 22 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren also survive.” (Dav. Times: 8-23-1973)


“Services were held Saturday afternoon in the Reardan Emmanuel Lutheran Church for Lillie E Wegner, who died Aug 15 in Davenport.  The Rev Phillip Falk officiated and burial followed at the Reardan Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Victor Heath, Cecil Heath, Harold Wegner, Edmund Roberts, John Safford and Arthur Ellis.  Born in Deer Park in 1895, Mrs Wegner came to the Reardan area as a young girl. She married Hugo A Wegner in 1914 and they farmed until 1956. He died in 1963.  She was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran congregation. Survivors include Martha Cox, Freda Schwartz, Reardan; and Irene Burgess, Seattle, daughters;  Clara Blessing, Coeur d’Alene, ID; and Irene Steel, Salt Lake City, Utah, sisters;  Otis Smelcer, Pinehurst, Idaho, a brother; six granddaughters, two grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Dav. Times: 8-23-1973)


“Martha Anderson, lifelong resident of the Waukon area, was buried Dec 12, in the Reardan Cemetery following services in Cheney.  The Rev Clifford Saunders, a former pastor of the Reardan Presbyterian Church, officiated. She died Dec 9 at her home, Route 2, Edwall.  An avid bowler, Mrs Anderson had previously bowled with the Better Haves, local women’s league, and had helped many beginners learn the game. She was also a member of Starlight Chapter No. 90, Order of Eastern Star, Reardan, and Waukon Grange No. 894.  Survivors include her husband David Anderson, at the home; one daughter, Ruth Hilby, Maple Valley; three sons, Ralph Heinemann, Billings, MT; Lawrence Heinemann, Long Beach, WA, and Robert Heinemann, Colville; two brothers, Frank Holznagel, Veradale, and Martin Holznagel, Spokane; four sisters, Katherine Bedker, Mabton; Anna Childers, Wilbur; Magdalena Kilmer, Spokane; and Freda Logan, Edwall.” (Dav. Times: 12-20-1973) 



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