December 2, 1997 in Features

Obituaries

 

Gerald ‘Jerry’ Reape

Troy, Idaho

Funeral Mass for Gerald John “Jerry” Reape, 57, will be today at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Moscow, Idaho. Private burial will be at the Burnt Ridge Cemetery near Troy. Short’s Funeral Chapel in Moscow is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Reape, who was born in Springfield, Mass., died Thursday from a heart attack.

He grew up in Syracuse, N.Y., and attended Syracuse University before entering the Navy in 1959.

Mr. Reape moved to Moscow and attended the University of Idaho in the Navy program in 1963, graduating in 1967 with a degree in electrical engineering.

He entered the OCS Program and was deployed to various duty stations, returning to the University of Idaho in 1980. Mr. Reape taught architecture and engineering at the university until retiring in 1988.

He operated The Grainery out of his home in Troy and made custom wood products.

Mr. Reape was a member of the Troy Lions Club and had served as president of several fly-fishing clubs.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Harriet; two sons, James Reape of California and Gerald J. Reape Jr. of Boise; a daughter, Lodi Price of Moscow; a brother, Bernard Reape of New York; a sister, Betty Manore of California; and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Troy Lions Club or the Troy Volunteer Fire Department.

Leonard Wang

Otis Orchards

Service for Leonard Wang, 66, was Monday at Calvary Lutheran Church in Post Falls. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Post Falls. Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Wang, who was born in Baker, Mont., died Friday.

He grew up and graduated from high school in Baker in 1950 before joining the Air Force. He was stationed at Tendall Air Force Base, Florida.

Mr. Wang retired as a technical sergeant and moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1970, where he worked for Idaho Veneer.

He moved to Post Falls in 1976 and took an early retirement in 1993 due to health reasons.

He moved to Otis Orchards after retiring.

Mr. Wang was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church and the Post Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Cooties Gem State No. 3 and was a former member of the Post Falls Eagles.

Survivors include three sons, Kelly Wang of Post Falls, and Kevin and Paul Wang, both of Spokane; three daughters, Mary Washburn and Rae Carnahan, both of Post Falls, and Verla Touse of Utah; two sisters, Erna Loutzenhiser of Montana and Alice Spika of Colorado; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane, P.O. Box 2215, Spokane, WA 99210.

Margaret Kroetch

Coeur d’Alene

Vigil service for Margaret A. Kroetch, 96, will be at 7 p.m. today at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mrs. Kroetch, who was born in Sidnaw, Mich., died Nov. 25.

She lived in Coeur d’Alene for four years in her youth and then moved to Spokane. In 1933 she moved back to Coeur d’Alene.

Mrs. Kroetch was a homemaker and member of St. Aloysius parish and altar society.

Survivors include three sons, Thomas and James Kroetch, both of San Leandro, Calif, and Daniel Kroetch of Spokane; a daughter, Carol McNabb of Coeur d’Alene; 17 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.

Laurel Shedenhelm

Post Falls

No service will be held for Laurel J. Shedenhelm, 88, at his request. English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Shedenhelm, who died Thursday, was born in Ohio.

He served in the Air Force for 27 years and had been an air traffic control warrant officer.

He moved to Spokane in 1941 and to Coeur d’Alene in 1950.

Mr. Shedenhelm traveled around the world during his military service, retiring in 1956 and then worked as an air traffic controller for the Federal Aviation Administration.

He also worked as a postal carrier on the marine route for eight years before retiring.

Mr. Shedenhelm was a member of the Coeur d’Alene Eagles Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes “Ness.”

Survivors include a son, John Shedenhelm of Arizona; a brother, Dale Shedenhelm of New Jersey; and five grandchildren, James, John, Paul, Mathew, and Mark.

Genevieve Galloway

Post Falls

Memorial service for Genevieve Galloway, 76, will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Community Presbyterian Church in Post Falls. English Funeral Chapel in Post Falls is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Galloway, who was born in New York, died Thursday.

She moved to Orofino, Idaho in 1943 from New York, before moving to Post Falls in 1969.

Mrs. Galloway was a member of the Community Presbyterian Church and the Carnation Rebekahs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fermin.

Survivors include two sons, Edward Galloway of Orofino, and Fermin Galloway Jr. of Coeur d’Alene; two daughters, Betty Ann Merriman of Post Falls and Joy Lance of Denman Island, British Columbia; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Idaho, 280 Prairie Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

Mabel Watts

St. Maries

Service for Mabel L. Watts, 94, will be at 1 p.m. today at Coffelt’s Funeral Chapel in Sandpoint. Burial will be at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Sandpoint.

Mrs. Watts, who was born in Nebraska, died Tuesday.

She grew up and graduated from high school in Nebraska and later moved to Wyoming.

Mrs. Watts moved to Wrenco near Sandpoint in 1934 and then to Sandpoint in 1972.

She moved to St. Maries in 1993 to be near family and was a member of the Lutheran church.

Mrs. Watts was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, sewing quilts for the VFW Sewing Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Myron.

Survivors include seven children, Alice Etheridge of Spokane, Mildred Gastineau of Sandpoint, Elsie Monroe of Calder, Idaho, Myron “Buzz” Watts of Wrenco, Donna Mack and Richard Watts, both of Oregon, and Tammy Crouch of Montana; 34 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

Marjorie Greenstreet

Post Falls

No service will be held for Marjorie E. Greenstreet, 91, at her request. English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Greenstreet, who was born in Rock Island, Ill., died Friday.

She was a homemaker and moved to Post Falls 19 years ago.

Survivors include her husband, Bill; two sons, Arthur Wood of California, and Rock Wood of Alabama; four daughters, Betty Hove of Coeur d’Alene, Peggy Prather of Post Falls, Patti Hunt of California, and Robin Oliver of Nevada; a brother, James Liebee of California; her caregiver, Kathy Pierce of Post Falls; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kootenai County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1005, Hayden, ID 83835.

Eleanor Boehm Spokane

Memorial service for Eleanor L. Boehm, 93, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Riplinger Funeral Home.

Mrs. Boehm, who was born in Greer, Idaho, died Friday.

In 1922, she married Roy Boehm in Nez Perce, Idaho.

She moved to Bonners Ferry and then to Spokane in 1968. She was a homemaker.

Her husband died in 1972.

Mrs. Boehm is survived by two sons, Roy Boehm of Honolulu and Raymond Boehm of Indian Wells, Calif.; a daughter, Charlotte Hyland of Murrysville, Pa.; a brother, Vern East of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a sister Violet Smith of Centralia, Wash.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Erling Knaeble

Post Falls

Memorial service for Erling L. Knaeble, 77, was Monday at English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene.

Mr. Knaeble, who was born in Minneapolis, died Nov. 23. He moved to the Northwest in 1983 from Alaska, where he had worked as a heavy equipment operator and settled in Post Falls.

Survivors include two sons, Erling J. Knaeble of Spokane, and Rex King of California; three daughters, Brenice Davis of Post Falls, Carleen Harmon of Virginia, and Marcia Knaeble of Anchorage, Alaska; two brothers, Harold and Delbert Knaeble; a sister, Delores; four grandchildren, Dixie, Melissa, Levi and Michelle; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Idaho, 280 Prairie Ave., Coeur d’Alene 83814.

Willie Anderson Spokane

Service for Willie C. “Bill” Anderson, 83, is set for 2 p.m. today at Riplinger Funeral Home. A private burial will follow at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Mr. Anderson, who was born in Larson, N.D., died Saturday.

In 1945, he married Alice Melcher.

Mr. Anderson worked as a professional wrestler in the 1940s. He also was chief of police in Petersberg, Ark., for 10 years and was a deep sea fisherman.

He later worked for the Taper-Painters Union in Spokane.

Mr. Anderson was a member of the Taper-Painters Union, Sons of Norway and the Eagles Lodge No. 2.

Survivors include his wife, Alice; three sons, Willie, Carl and Kenneth; two daughters, Eveling Rennard and Marilyn Krels; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Rhoda Towner

Coeur d’Alene

Service for Rhoda E. Towner, 87, will be at 11 a.m. today at Coeur d’Alene Church of the Nazarene. Graveside service will follow at Pines Cemetery in Spokane at 12:30 p.m. English Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Towner, who was born in Oklahoma, died Thursday.

She grew up in Oklahoma before moving to Kellogg in 1948.

Mrs. Towner lived in Big Creek near Kellogg and moved to Spokane in 1968 and to Coeur d’Alene in 1985.

She was a homemaker and member of the Church of the Nazarene.

Mrs. Towner was preceded in death by her husband, Ed.

Survivors include a son, Marv Towner of Coeur d’Alene; a daughter, Mary Dean of Colbert; a foster son, Dick Rust; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

, DataTimes


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