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James Johnson D.D.S. Spokane

Memorial service for Dr. James Johnson, 67, will be at 2 p.m. today at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Johnson, who was born in Cheney, died Thursday.

He graduated from Cheney High School, the University of Washington and the University of Washington School of Dentistry.

He served in the Navy and in 1975 retired from the Naval Dental Corps as a commander.

He had a practice in Cheney for 30 years, and in 1982 moved his practice to Bellevue, Wash., and also served as an assistant professor of restorative dentistry at the UW School of Dentistry.

In 1986 he moved to Rosalia, Wash., and assumed his father-inlaw’s practice.

He served on the board of directors of Eastern Washington University Foundation and for eight years was a Cheney city councilman.

Dr. Johnson was a member of the American Dental Association, Spokane and Seattle-King County dental societies, Delta Sigma Delta fraternity, Chi Psi fraternity, Spokane Club, Rosalia Chamber of Commerce, Masons, Scottish Rite and the Shriners.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Janyce; two daughters, Diane Garwood of Bothell, Wash., and Sandra Fleck of Auburn, Wash.; a sister, Lu Walker of Bellevue; and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane, Shriners Hospital for Children, Cheney Care Center, or Rosalia Ambulance.

Debbie Lindgren Rathdrum, Idaho

Memorial service for Debbie Laureen Lindgren, 41, was held Sunday at Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene. Mrs. Lindgren, who was born in Spokane, died Wednesday in an automobile accident near Spirit Lake.

She moved to Rathdrum in 1980 and owned Debbie’s Auto and Truck Upholstery.

She also co-owned and operated OZ Technology Inc.

Survivors include her husband, Gary; a son, Donald Wolfe of Rathdrum; her parents, Ray and Dixie Metz, and two brothers, Raymond and Ronald Metz, all of Rathdrum; and two sisters, Teresa Damon of Spokane and Robin LaChey of Post Falls.

Lawrence Uttke Spokane

Service for Lawrence C. Uttke, 72, will be at 10 a.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home. Burial will be at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Mr. Uttke, who was a lifetime Spokane resident, died Thursday.

He graduated from Lewis and Clark High School and later attended Los Angeles Junior College.

He served in the Navy during World War II, and later worked for the Milwaukee Railroad and the U.S. Postal Service.

He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, National Association of Retired Federal Employees and the Retired Postal Workers.

Mr. Uttke and his wife, Claudene, were licensed foster parents, caring for more 300 children.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years; children Ken Uttke, Kathy Titchenal, Janet Taylor and Rick Jones, all of Spokane, Pam Jones and Laverne Jones, both of Greenacres, Mindy Beams of Williamsburg, Va., Pat Berryhill of Amarillo, Texas, and Dean Gohl of Las Vegas; a sister, Lillian Miller of Cheney; a brother, Harold Uttke of LaCanada, Calif.; 25 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

John Mann Spokane

Funeral Mass for John Mann, 71, is planned for 11:30 a.m. today at St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. Hennessey Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Mann, who was born in Belfield, N.D., died Wednesday.

He served in the Navy Seabees in the South Pacific during World War II, and had lived in Spokane for 50 years. He worked as an auto technician for Wendle Ford.

Mr. Mann was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the Valley Crosstrailers and Western Dance Association.

Mr. Mann is survived by his wife of 48 years, Elaine; a son, Dale Mann of Gig Harbor, Wash.; three daughters, Chris Floyd of Marysville, Wash., and Melissa Tipke and Dana Smith, both of Spokane; two brothers, Sam Mann of Fargo, N.D., and Marvin Mann of Dickinson, N.D.; two sisters, Jo Krush and Marjorie Pavlicek, both of Dickinson, N.D.; 12 grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane.

, DataTimes



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