Leonard ‘Len’ Miotke Spokane
Memorial service for Leonard Joseph “Len” Miotke, 71, is planned for 3 p.m. today at Assumption Church followed by an open house at the Miotke home at Long Lake.
Mr. Miotke, who was born in Great Falls, Mont., died Saturday. He graduated from Gonzaga Preparatory School and served in the Navy during World War II.
He worked for Ware, Cochran & Coltas as a gunsmith and eventually purchased the business. He changed the name to Sportsmen’s Surplus when he moved the business to North Division.
He and his wife operated the Sportsman’s Paradise Resort on Long Lake in the late 1960s. He was instrumental in the formation on the Lake Spokane Protection Association.
His wife, Lovetta Miotke, died in 1990. Survivors include a son, Mike Miotke; three daughters, Sandi Prince, Lorrie Yancey and Misty Miotke; a brother, Joe Miotke; a sister, Isabelle Foster; and eight grandchildren.
Memorials gifts may be made to the Lake Spokane Protection Association, W12935 Shore Road, Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026, or to Hospice of Spokane.
Clarence ‘Bill’ Scalise Mead
Memorial Mass for Clarence “Bill” W. Scalise, 72, will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Private inurnment will be held. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Scalise died Sunday. Born in Richmond, Calif., he moved to the Spokane area 44 years ago.
He was a manager for a meat-cutting company and was a member of the Meat Cutters Union. He was also a member of St. Thomas More Parish.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley W. Scalise; three sons, Frank Scalise of Deer Park, Mark Scalise of Moscow, Idaho, and Steven Scalise of Kennewick; a daughter, Deborah Carter of North Pole, Alaska; two brothers, Ray Scalise of Richmond, Calif., and Emilio Scalise of Concord, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren.
Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Spokane.
Leland Thompson Pinehurst, Idaho
Memorial service for Leland D. Thompson, 59, is planned for 2 p.m. today at the Kellogg Funeral Chapel. Cremation preceded the service.
Mr. Thompson died Sunday. Born in Kellogg, he graduated from Kingston High School.
He served in the Army in Vietnam, Germany and Korea and retired as a helicopter mechanic.
Mr. Thompson was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include his father, Carl Thompson of Pinehurst; a brother, George Thompson of Smelterville, Idaho; a sister, Esther Bartlett of Potlatch, Idaho; three nieces and three nephews.
Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Georgette Brazeau Spokane
Vigil service for Georgette C. Brazeau, 82, is planned for 7 p.m. today at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home South. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mary Queen Catholic Church followed by burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in St. Maries. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home South is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Brazeau, who died Saturday, was born in St. Raymond, Quebec. In 1924 she moved with her parents to St. Maries, where she attended St. Maries Academy.
Her husband, Leo J. Brazeau, died in 1947. She moved to Spokane in 1951.
Survivors include a longtime companion, Joseph Schweighardt; a daughter, Georgine Glatt of Spokane; a son, Luke Brazeau of Orofino, Idaho; eight grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren.
Chin Yi Spokane
Memorial service for Chin N. Yi, 72, was Tuesday at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Private inurnment was held.
Mr. Yi died Friday. Born in South Korea, he moved to Spokane 10 years ago. He was an electrician.
Survivors include two sons, Mu Yi of Tacoma and Mun Song Yi of Seattle; three daughters, Dhong Cha Vierling of Spokane, and Myong Hyo Beck and Kyong Ho Yi, both of Seattle; a brother, Chin Te Yi of South Korea; and seven grandchildren.
John Krautkraemer Berkeley, Calif.
Private memorial service for John Krautkraemer, 42, will be today in Berkeley, Calif. A public service will be next month.
Mr. Krautkraemer, attorney for the Environmental Defense Fund, died Saturday in a skiing accident near Lake Tahoe.
He was born and raised in Spokane and graduated from Stanford University. He also graduated from the University of California at Berkeley Boalt Law School.
Mr. Krautkraemer worked for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy and had been with the Environmental Defense Fund since 1982.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Steele; a son, Michael Krautkraemer; his mother, Clarice Krautkraemer of Spokane; and two brothers, Jeff Krautkraemer of Pullman and Jim Krautkraemer of Spokane.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Michael Krautkraemer College Fund in care of the Environmental Defense Fund.
William Hoerschgen Cataldo, Idaho
Memorial service for William John Hoerschgen, 84, is planned for 1 p.m. Thursday at the Kellogg Funeral Chapel. Cremation preceded the service.
Mr. Hoerschgen died Sunday. Born in Cheney, he lived most of his life in Shoshone County.
He was a mail carrier for the Cataldo and Rose Lake area and was commissioner of the East Side Highway District for Kootenai County.
Mr. Hoerschgen was a dredge operator for the Mining Association at Cataldo and was also a logger.
Survivors include one niece and five nephews.
Betty Kunzman Spokane
Memorial service for Betty Jean Kunzman, 69, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Manito Presbyterian Church. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home South is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Kunzman died last Wednesday. Born in Springfield, Mo., she moved to Spokane in 1961.
She worked as a bookkeeper and office manager for various architects and most recently for the Spokane Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Mrs. Kunzman was a member of the Spokane Police Guild and the Brotherhood of Friends Golf Association.
Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Robert L. Kunzman; two daughters, Candace Rodman of Brier, Wash., and Constance Wright of Seattle; her mother, Lillian Waddell of Bellingham; a brother, Jerry Waddell of Bellingham; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 3215 Larch Way, Alderwood Manor, WA 98036.
Wilda Grier Spokane
Service for Wilda E. Grier, 78, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home followed by burial at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.
Mrs. Grier died Sunday. Born in Twisp, Wash., she moved to Spokane 38 years ago.
She was a homemaker and a volunteer at the North Central Senior Center for many years.
Her husband, Zalmer Grier, died in 1978.
Survivors include a son, Bob Grier of Rathdrum, Idaho; three daughters, Beverly Sedy of Coeur d’Alene, Shirley Fredericks of Valentine, Mont., and Lorietta White of Spokane; a brother, Bert Stockdill; four sisters, Elizabeth Lyon, Edna Shaw, Rose Golden and Fern Wallace; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Ida Ressa Spokane
No service is planned for Ida M. Ressa at her request. Inurnment will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fairmount Memorial Park. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home South is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Ressa, 77, died Jan. 17. Born in St. Maries, she lived most of her life in the Spokane area.
A beautician, she owned a beauty shop in Rosalia. She later owned a beauty shop in Spokane. She retired in 1979.
Mrs. Ressa was a member of the Brotherhood of Friends and the Eagles Aerie Auxiliary.
Survivors include a son, Lewis Cole of Little Canada, Minn.; and a sister, Leora Coen of Phoenix, Ariz.
Gerald Chandler Pend Oreille County
Service for Gerald L. Chandler, 54, is planned for 2 p.m. Friday at the Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport followed by burial at the Newport Cemetery.
Mr. Chandler, who died Friday of an apparent heart attack, was born in Vale, S.D. He served in the Army from 1959 to 1963.
He worked as an electrical contractor and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
He last worked in 1985 and was forced to retire due to his heart condition.
Mr. Chandler lived in Quincy, Wash., for 20 years before moving to Pend Oreille County in 1990.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years Shirley; three sons, Allen Chandler of East Wenatchee, Glenn Chandler of Portland and Mark Chandler of Cusick, Wash.; a brother, Eugene Chandler of Auburn Hills, Mich.; four sisters, Bes Chandler of Gladwin, Mich., and Darlene Rhodes, Marlene Chandler and Debbie Simmelrock, all of Madison Heights, Mich.; and two grandchildren.
George Berg Spokane
Service for George P. Berg, 79, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Riplinger Funeral Home followed by inurnment at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.
Mr. Berg, a lifetime Spokane resident, died Sunday.
He graduated from West Valley High School and was a Spokane police officer. He was the training director at the Police Academy from 1958 until 1966, when he retired as lieutenant.
Mr. Berg was a member of the Westminster Congregational Church, the Police Guild and the Retired Police and Wives Association.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Berg; a brother, Jack Berg, of Seattle; two granddaughters and five greatgranddaughters.
Memorial gifts may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Jacqueline Larson Moscow, Idaho
No service is planned for Jacqueline Raye Larson, 69, at her request. Kimball Funeral Home in Pullman is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Larson died Friday of cancer. She was born in Newark, N.J., and was raised in Oklahoma and Kansas.
She graduated from the University of Texas in El Paso and received a masters degree at the University of Idaho.
Mrs. Larson was an elementary school principal and was editor of the Idaho Elementary Principal’s Journal for 12 years.
After retirement in 1984, she became a travel consultant for Fly Away Travel.
Her husband, Arnold C. “Arnie” Larson, died in 1993. Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Kate and Talbert Preuit of Moscow.
Memorials gifts may be made to Hospice of the Palouse.
Esther Northrup Spokane
Service for Esther Helen Northrup, 81, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Riplinger Funeral Home followed by burial at Spokane Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Northrup died Saturday. She was born in Grand Forks, British Columbia, and was raised in Wenatchee.
She moved to Spokane in 1948. She worked at the Athletic Round Table, the University Club and the Empire Club.
Mrs. Northrup attended Knox Presbyterian Church and was a former member of the Spokane Eagle Aerie Auxiliary and the Ladies of the Moose.
Her husband, Ray Northrup, died in 1992. Survivors include a son, Ken Northrup of Spokane; five brothers, Roy Short, Stan Short, Harold Short, Cal Short and Bruce Short, all of Spokane; a sister, Bernice McCullough of Spokane; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Spokane.
Russell Moore Tekoa, Wash.
No service is planned for Russell B. Moore, 92, at his request. Kramer Funeral Home in Tekoa is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Moore, who died Thursday, was born in Daws, Iowa. He graduated from Pullman High School and the University of Washington. He later studied interior decorating at Washington State University.
In 1933 he moved to Colfax, Wash., where he operated Moore’s Furniture Store for 40 years. He also worked for a furniture wholesaler before his retirement in 1975.
His wife, Dorothy Moore, died in 1965.
He married Esther F. Merry in 1976, and they made their home in Colfax. He moved to the Tekoa Care Center in 1991.
Mr. Moore was a member of the Pullman Calvary Christian Center and the Full Gospel Business Men’s International. He was a former member of the Colfax Chamber of Commerce. He was also a former scoutmaster in Colfax.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Ron Moore of Florence, Ore.; two grandchildren and one greatgrandchild.
Gracie Fitzgerald Spokane
Private service and entombment for Gracie V. Fitzgerald, 92, will be at the Pines Cemetery. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Fitzgerald died Thursday. She was born in Rowlett, Texas, and moved with her husband, Roy Fitzgerald, to Newport, Wash., in 1965. They moved to Spokane in 1978.
She was a member of the Golden Age Club and First Baptist Church, both of Newport.
Mr. Fitzgerald died in 1985. Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Sutton of Veradale; two sisters, Braddie Haynes of Lone Oak, Texas, and Florence Thrillkill of Yerington, Nev.; three grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren.
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