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Loren Lauritzen Tekoa, Wash.

Service for Loren K. Lauritzen, 87, was Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tekoa. Burial was at Goldenrod Cemetery in Tekoa.

Mr. Lauritzen, who died Wednesday, was born in Tekoa and graduated from Tekoa High School.

He worked for area farmers after graduation and also in a local creamery.

He married Jessie Bunch in 1935 in Tekoa.

In 1940, he went to work at Cash Hardware Store in Tekoa. He retired in 1972.

His wife died in 1983 and he moved into the Good Samaritan Center in Fairfield in 1987.

Mr. Lauritzen was a musician and played the piano and trumpet with the dance bands Music by Gossett and the Tune Smiths at supper clubs in the 1940s through the 1970s.

He is survived by a son, Nicholas Lauritzen of Miami Beach; and a grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tekoa Ambulance Fund.

Ronald Grimm Cheney

Visitation for Ronald D. Grimm, 52, a longtime Cheney resident, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Cheney Funeral Chapel. Service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cheney Church of the Nazarene.

Mr. Grimm, who died Thursday, was born in Omak, Wash.

He was an Eastern Washington University graduate and married Cheryl Layton in Coeur d’Alene in 1964.

He worked for the Cheney School District as a bus driver, bus driver trainer and first aid instructor to the school district staff.

He was a member of the Cheney Rodeo Association and several team penning Associations.

Mr. Grimm is survived by his wife; a son, Dean Grimm, and a daughter, Angela Pickel, both of Cheney; his parents, Alvin and Lola Grimm of Cheney; a brother, Bob Grimm of Republic, Wash.; his grandmother, Ellen Longland of Watertown, S.D.; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heart Institute of Spokane or Spokane Guild School.

Olga Doerschlag Spokane

Service for Olga Doerschlag, 65, will be at 10 a.m. today at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Private inurnment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Born in Mundare, Alberta, Mrs. Doerschlag died Wednesday.

She had lived in Spokane since 1955 and worked as an operations supervisor in the banking industry for 39 years, starting at Old National Bank.

She was a member of the Catholic Church. She is survived by a son, Gary Doerschlag of Spokane; a brother, Emil Bilyk of Edmonton, Alberta; four sisters, Amy Sainchuk, Anne Lesnik and Stevie Lesoway, all of Edmonton, and Sophie Sadownyk of Vegreville, Alberta; and two granddaughters.

, DataTimes

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