Obituaries for October 2008

Obituary

Roderick Howard Fleishmann

Pine Creek, WA

Roderick “Rick” Howard Fleischmann, a lifetime resident of the Okanogan Valley, died Oct. 15, 2008. He spent the last 37 years in Pine Creek. He was born Sept. 16, 1938 in Omak, Wash. He was preceded in death by his ...

Ernest Eugene Finch Sr.

Ernest Eugene Finch Sr. died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008. Ernie was born Oct. 17, 1934 and grew up in Omak, Wash. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis Edward Finch and Ethel Edwards Finch; and his brother, Thomas ...

Winona Kruger

Penticton, B.C.

Winona 'Noni' Kruger passed away peacefully October 25, 2008 in Penticton, BC. She is survived by her children, Shelley Kruger (Brian Clark) and Terry Kruger; grandchildren, Madison and Brian C. Clark; mother, Maggie Kruger; siblings; Donna Swite, Sherman Kruger, Betty ...

Melvin S. Skylstad

Omak, WA

Melvin S. Skylstad slipped away Oct. 20, 2008, at Rose Gardens in Omak, Wash. Melvin was born Aug. 21, 1930 in Omak to Ole and Caroline Skylstad. He started school at Gold Creek near Methow and later attended school in ...

Ralph W. Wilson

Omak, WA

Ralph W. Wilson passed away peacefully on Oct. 21, 2008, at the age of 94, at the Okanogan-Douglas Hospital in Brewster. He was born on April 2, 1914, in Amber, Wash., one of 13 children to Andrew Jackson Wilson and ...

Alice Rogers

Pine Creek, WA

Alice Rogers entered into eternal rest on Oct. 22, 2008. Alice was born June 16, 1917 to Chauncey and Lottie Gray at Pine Creek, Tonasket, Wash. Her parents were both school teachers and taught in all the rural area schools ...

Shirley Mantel Schade

Methow Valley, WA

Shirley Mantei Schade, 75, lifetime resident of the Methow Valley passed away Oct. 8, 2008. Shirley Anne was born Oct. 28, 1932 in Wenatchee, Wash. to Jacob and Agnes Ray Mantei. They lived in the Spring Coulee area near Chelan ...

Marjory Lydia Olson White

Winthrop, WA

Marjory Lydia Olson White, long-time resident of Winthrop, was born in Newman Grove, Neb., June 13, 1916. After a brief period of illness, she died on October 14, 2008. Her parents were John V. and Lillie M. Olson, both born ...

John Edward Yeckel

John Edward Yeckel John Edward Yeckel was born June 1, 1919 at Tonasket, Washington. He passed away in his home on Monday, Oct. 6, 2008. John was a graduate of Tonasket High School. He served in the 422nd Infantry. He ...

William Dale Warren

Inchelium WA

William Dale Warren 'Wild Bill', 51, passed on Sunday evening Oct. 12, 2008 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Chewelah, Wash. following a recently diagnosed serious illness. Bill was born April 4, 1957, to Doris Rima-Meusy, in Colville, Wash. and grew ...

Jack Herbert Morris

Medford, OR

Jack Morris, 77, passed away Oct. 7, 2008 at his home in Medford, Ore. He was born July 2, 1931 to John Edward Morris and Mabel Carolina (Sim) Morris in Spokane, Wash. Jack spent his early years in Omak with ...

Joann Alice Miller

Omak, WA

Joann Alice Miller, 74, of Omak, Wash., passed away on Oct. 11, 2008 enjoying one of the many things that brought her peace of mind. Joann was born on May 7, 1934 in Billings, Mont., to Joe and Ann Weiss ...

Peggy Sue Wilson Tugaw

Omak, WA

Our special wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and special friend, Peggy Sue “Suzie” (Wilson) Tugaw, passed away peacefully as a result of heart problems on Oct. 8, 2008. Peggy was born on Oct. 6, 1953, in Clarkston, Wash. to Gilbert ...

Lenore R. Epley

Omak, WA

Lenore R. Epley, 86 of Omak, Wash., passed away Oct. 7, 2008 a Rose Garden Estates in Omak. She was born on June 18, 1922 in Newtown, Mo. to Scott and Lula Brantner. She graduated as salutatorian from Newtown High ...

Betty Jo Kirkes Howell

Okanogan, WA

Betty Jo "Kirkes" Howell, 84, of Okanogan passed away in the early morning hours of Sept. 30, 2008. Betty's husband of nearly 69 years, Ervin R. Howell, was by her side. Betty was born Feb. 3, 1924 in Oklahoma, and ...

Michael R. Germana

Michael Reed Germano, 49, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 30, 2008 following complications from a heart attack he suffered on Sept. 25, 2008. Although his time with us was brief, Mike lived a full life. A loving ...

Steven George McCracken

Omak, WA

Steve George McCracken Steven George McCracken, 59, passed away at home on Sept. 27, 2008. He was born in 1949 to George and Billy Jo McCracken, Omak, Wash. Steve graduated from Omak High School in 1967, then attended Eastern Washington ...

Henry Alden Peterson

Tonasket, WA

Henry “Hank” Alden Peterson Tonasket Henry "Hank" Alden Peterson, 82, of Tonasket, Wash. was taken by the angels to heaven on Sept. 29, 2008 from the North Valley Care Center in Tonasket. Born in Lynn, Mass. in 1926 to William ...

Ruth Elizabeth Suder

Omak, WA

Ruth ascended to heaven to be with her Lord and Savior, surrounded by her family on Sept. 22, 2008 after an extended illness. She was born in Robinson, Kans. to Samuel and Elizabeth Bangert on July 30, 1924, the youngest ...

Dolores Sass

Walla Walla, WA

Longtime Okanogan resident Dolores 'Dee' Sass, 85, died peacefully Sept. 25, 2008, in Walla Walla, Wash. Dee was born Aug. 11, 1923 in Okanogan to Audrey and Warren Dickson. She graduated from Okanogan High School in 1940 and attended Eastern ...