January 10, 1995 in Features

Obituaries

 

Charles Fleck Spokane

Valley Service for Charles H. Fleck, 63, will be at 1 p.m. today at the Spokane Valley Church of the Nazarene with David Blum, honorary chaplain (retired) of the Spokane Transit Authority, officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Memorial Park with military honors.

Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Fleck, who died Thursday, was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Lewis and Clark high school and attended Eastern Washington University.

He served in the Air Force during the Korean War and received many citations for bravery.

Mr. Fleck moved to Spokane in 1952 and married Yvonne D’Caro later that year.

He worked for the Spokane Transit Authority for 29 years before retiring as director of transit operations in 1993.

The Spokane Transit Authority dedicated the Charles H. Fleck Service Center in the Spokane Valley in 1994.

Mr. Fleck was past president of Amalgamated Transit Union Division 1015 and attended the Post Falls Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Yvonne A. Fleck, at the home; three sons, Charles Fleck, Robert Fleck and David and Fleck, all of Spokane; two daughters, Christine Egland and Cindy Fleck, both of Spokane: a brother, Frank Fleck of Wayesville, N.C.; 14 grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren.

Memorial may be made to the Post Falls Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 1389, Post Falls, ID 83854.

Martin Overhauser Olympia

Service for Martin Joseph Overhauser, 76, will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Mills and Mills Funeral Directors in Olympia. A service will also be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Fairmount Memorial Park Chapel in Spokane, followed by burial.

Mills and Mills Funeral Directors and Riplinger Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Overhauser died Friday, apparently of a heart attack.

Born in Spokane, he graduated from North Central High School in 1936.

He served in the military as a private from 1944 to 1945 in Italy. He received a medical discharge.

Mr. Overhauser worked at Carnation Dairy from 1947 to 1975 and also worked at Waikiki Dairy in Spokane. He worked at a sawmill in Dayville, Ore., and also at a magnesium plant in Spokane.

He married LaVerina Lily Quashnick in 1941, and they moved to Olympia 14 years ago.

Mrs. Overhauser died in 1983.

He married Kathleen Wright in 1984.

Mr. Overhauser was a member of the Spokane Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans.

Survivors include his wife, at the home; three daughters, Janine Huber of Olympia, Elyse Eguchi of Redmond, Wash., and Stacey Loeffler of Spokane; two sons, Andrew Overhauser of Cheney and Marc Overhauser of Maple Valley, Wash.; two stepdaughters, Laura Young of Seattle and Brenda Stone of Auburn, Wash.; and a twin sister, Christina Blizzard of Mead.

Dora Burt Medical Lake

Funeral Mass for Dora M. Burt, 71, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Medical Lake. Burial will be at the Pine City (Wash.) Cemetery.

Cheney Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Burt died Thursday.

Born in Valley, Wash., she moved to Medical Lake many years ago.

She retired from Eastern State Hospital as an inventory and accounting clerk.

Mrs. Burt was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Medical Lake, where she was a lector and a member of the Altar Society. She was also a member of American Legion Post 196 Auxiliary in Medical Lake and had served in various unit, district and state offices.

She was also very active in the Medical Lake Senior Center and Food Bank.

Her husband, Hersey Burt, died in 1992.

Survivors include four brothers, V. Lee Holland of Chewelah, Wash., David Holland of Colville, Wash., Joe Holland of Lind, Wash., and Paul Holland of Richland; four sisters, Fay Hartill of Chewelah, Helen Shill of Wenatchee, Mary Topping of Tonnasket, Wash., and Ruth Harris of Prattville, Ala.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bonny (Leadon) Miranda Spokane

Vigil service for Bonny L. (Leadon) Miranda, 53, will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Private inurnment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Miranda died Sunday.

She was born in Yakima, where she graduated from St. Joseph Academy.

She moved to Spokane in 1959 and graduated from Gonzaga University.

Mrs. Miranda was a city budget accountant for 20 years and had prepared the budget for the city of Spokane for the past 16 years.

She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, the Professional Finance Office Association for the state of Washington, and Toastmasters.

Mrs. Miranda was a past member of the Spokane Area Women in Government and served on the Spokane City Management Committee and on the board of Spokane City Credit Union.

She was active in the Parents’ Club at St. Mary’s Catholic School and at Gonzaga University.

Survivors include two sons, Gregory James Miranda and Michael Anthony Miranda, both of Spokane; a daughter, Molly Ann Marie Miranda of Dublin, Calif.; three brothers, Leon Leadon of Gresham, Ore., Thomas Leadon of Alexandria, Va., and Michael Leadon of Seattle; and two sisters, Mary Ann Durand of Spokane and Sherie Theresa Leadon of Yakima.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Spokane, P.O. Box 2215, Spokane 99210, or to the American Cancer Society, N900 Maple, Spokane 99201.

Maude Warsinske Ritzville, Wash.

Service for Maude M. Warsinske, 102, will be at 11 a.m. today at Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville followed by a concluding service and vault burial at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Warsinske, who died Friday, was born and raised in Fruitland, Wash. She attended a country school there and also helped her parents by working on the family farm for several years.

She married Rinehart “Gus” Warsinke in 1918, and they lived in Fruitland, Fairfield and Spokane before moving to Ritzville in 1935.

Mr. Warsinske died in 1946, and she then worked as a seamstress.

She attended the Lutheran Church and was a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary of C.J. Newland Post 51 in Ritzville.

Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Allison Wiffin of Gig Harbor, Wash., and Ruth Marie Hille of Ritzville; four grandchildren, 12 greatgrandchildren and three great-greatgrandchildren.

Roger Ahern Spokane

Rosary was said Monday for Roger James Ahern, 59, at St. Paschal’s Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. today at the church followed by burial at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Ahern, a lifetime Spokane resident, died Thursday.

He bought Saw Chain Distributors Inc. in 1971 and operated it until 1990.

Mr. Ahern was a member of the Kennel Club, Ducks Unlimited, and the National Rifle Association. He was also a member of the Rose Society and was a Navy veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Ahern, at the home; two children, Merlyn Ann Ahern of Port Townsend, Wash., and Afton Ann Ahern of Spokane; his mother, Bonita Ahern of Spokane; a brother, K. Max Ahern of Spokane; and two sisters, Susan Carpenter and Janet Winn, both of Seattle.

Mary Williamson Spokane

Memorial rosary was said Monday for Mary C. Williamson, 64, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Memorial funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today at Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home.

Mrs. Williamson died Saturday.

Born in Inglewood, Calif., she moved to Spokane 40 years ago.

She was a salesperson for home products and was a member of T.O.P.S. and the Grandmothers Club.

Survivors include her children, Jeanette Rattray of Spokane, Steve Williamson of Sandpoint, and Ron Williamson of Tacoma; her longtime companion and friend, Gabe Donahue of Spokane; a brother, Jerry Ebel of Pendleton, Ore.; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Shirley Austin Spokane

Memorial service for Shirley J. Austin, 60, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Riverside Mausoleum Chapel with inurnment at Greenwood Memorial Park.

Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Austin, a homemaker, died Thursday.

Born in Belen, N.M., she moved to Spokane in 1971.

Survivors include her husband, John S. Austin, at the home; three sons, Allen Austin of Battle Ground, Wash., John Austin of Spokane and David Austin of San Francisco; her mother, Bernice Fierce, and stepfather, Gene Fierce, both of Spokane; a brother, Donald Joe Reynolds of Portland; and four grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Spokane, P.O. Box 2215, Spokane 99210.

L.A. Wheeler Spokane

Service for L.A. Wheeler, 91, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home. Private burial is scheduled at the Pines Cemetery.

Mr. Wheeler died Thursday.

Born in Knox, Ind., he moved in 1930 to Grand Coulee, where he worked on the dam for several years.

He moved to Spokane in 1943 and worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad as a brakeman before retiring in 1957.

He married Ruth Ells in 1925. She preceded him in death.

Survivors include his children, Robert Wheeler, Ruby Wheeler, Darl Wheeler, Mary Ann Skeen, Joann Kerbs, Marvin Wheeler, and Loyde Wheeler, all of Spokane, Donna Garrett of Sumner, Wash., Lila Wheeler of Yankton, S.D., and Carol Hanson of Portland; two brothers, Alvin Wheeler of Knox, Ind., and Bill Wheeler of Plymouth, Ind.; 28 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Spokane Chapter, W207 Euclid, Spokane 99205.

Marie Feldman Rosalia, Wash.

Memorial service for Marie A. Feldman, 96, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rosalia United Methodist Church followed by burial at the I.O.O.F. Evergreen Cemetery in Rosalia.

Schanzenbach Funeral Home of Rosalia is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Feldman died Sunday. Born in Graceville, Minn., she moved to the Rosalia-Plaza area in 1902.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, and the Rosalia Alpha Club.

She was the first president of the Goodwill Industries Auxiliary in Spokane in 1945.

Her husband of 69 years, Walter Feldman, preceded her in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Ellen Solbrack of Rosalia and JoAnn Scott of Canby, Ore.; two sisters, Maybelle Hilmer of Vancouver, Wash., and Helen Bright of Spokane; seven grandchildren and 19 greatgrandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Rosalia United Methodist Church.

Zelmore Carty St. Maries

Service for Zelmore Carty, 100, is planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Yates-Hodge Funeral Home in St. Maries, followed by burial at the Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Carty, who died Monday, was born in Walnut Ridge, Ark.

She married Fred Carty in 1912, and they made their home in Walnut Ridge. They moved to Kansas City, Mo., in 1940 and divorced in the late 1940s.

Mrs. Carty worked as a nurse’s aide at Trinity Lutheran Hospital before retiring in 1956.

She moved to St. Maries in 1977.

Mrs. Carty was a member of the St. Maries Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Winifred Black of Pacificia, Calif.; six grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild.

Alfred Martin Sr. Spokane

Memorial service for Alfred J. Martin Sr., 82, was Monday at the DeSmet Mission Church in Tensed, Idaho.

Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home of Spokane was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Martin died Jan. 2 in Tekoa, Wash.

Born in Tekoa, he moved to Spokane 11 years ago.

He retired from Skaggs Automotive as a truck driver.

Survivors include a daughter, Dolores Barnes of Anderson, Mo.; two sons, Charles Martin of Missoula and Alfred Martin Jr. of Spokane; seven grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren.

Lloyd Lovell Marshall, Wash.

Memorial service for Lloyd Orlando Lovell, 78, is planned for 2 p.m. Thursday at Fairmount Memorial Park with the Rev. Nancy Whigham officiating and assisted by American Legion Cheney Post 72. Burial will precede the service.

Ball and Dodd Funeral Home South is in charge of cremation and arrangements.

Mr. Lovell died Dec. 23 of Parkinson’s disease.

He was born and raised in Ione, Wash., and had resided in the Spokane, Four Lakes and Marshall area since 1943.

He served in the Army during World War II and served in occupation forces in Japan from May 1945 to October 1946.

Mr. Lovell worked in construction as a boilermaker and welder and worked as a mechanic for Ratcliffe Implement. He also was a welder for the Spokane County Road Department before retiring in 1978.

He spent winters in Arizona.

He was a member of Four Corners Grange and American Legion Post 72 in Cheney.

Survivors include his wife, Edna Lovell, at the home; two sons, Richard Lovell of Spokane and David Lovell of Colbert; a daughter, Cheryl Picatti of Boise; a sister, Ruth Sapp of Redding, Calif.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Robert Webster Spokane

Memorial service and inurnment for Robert O. Webster, 76, is planned for 11 a.m. Friday at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Webster, a World War II Army Air Corp veteran, died Wednesday.

Born in Madison, Ill., he moved to Spokane 55 years ago.

He worked as a diesel mechanic for trucking.

Mr. Webster was a member of St. David Episcopal Church, the Eagles Lodge, and International Association of Machinists Local 86. He was also a member of the Spokane Rifle Club and the 301st Bomber Group.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Dorothy J. Webster, at the home; a son, Richard Webster of Spokane; a daughter, Linda Russell of Spokane; two sisters, Virginia Riley of New Boston, Ill., and Wandalea Fourdyce of Newburgh, Ind.; and two grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Spokane, P.O. Box 2215, Spokane 99210.

Dan Watson Coeur d’Alene

Private graveside service for Dan E. Watson, 81, will be Tuesday at the Forest Cemetery.

English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Watson died Friday.

Born in Paradise, Mont., he moved to Spokane in 1923.

in 1935 he moved to Bayview, Idaho, where he worked as a landscape gardener for many years on a private estate.

Mr. Watson moved to Rathdrum, Idaho, in 1950 and worked for Idaho Veneer in Post Falls for 20 years. He retired in 1973.

He moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1962.

Mr. Watson was a member of Rathdrum Masonic Lodge 41.

He married Dona L. Blackmer in 1935.

Survivors include his wife, at the home; two sons, William Watson of Nine Mile Falls and Dale Watson of Mead; a daughter, Marilyn McGrath of Coeur d’Alene; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of North Idaho.

Dorothy (Goodrich) Arbes Spokane

Vigil service for Dorothy K. (Goodrich) Arbes, 92, was Sunday at Mary Queen Catholic Church. Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday at Mary Queen Catholic Church and was followed by burial at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Ball and Dodd Funeral Home North was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Arbes, a lifetime Spokane resident, died Thursday.

She attended Kinman Business University and worked for Western Union and True Blu Biscuit Co.

Mrs. Arbes was a bookkeeper for Spokane International Railroad for 30 years before retiring in 1962.

Survivors include a daughter, Ann Cress of Spokane; a son, John Goodrich of Park Forest, Ill.; 14 grandchildren, nine greatgrandchildren and two great-greatgrandchildren.

Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the House of Charity, W9 Main, Spokane 99201 or to Monastery of St. Clare, O.S.C., N4419 Hawthorne, Spokane 99205.


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