Milton Muller Greenacres
Service for Milton W. Muller, 80, will be at 11 a.m. today at Pilgrim Lutheran Church. Graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Post Falls. English Funeral Chapel in Post Falls is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Muller, who was born in North Dakota, died Wednesday.
He grew up in North Dakota and Montana and served in the South Pacific during World War II.
He moved to the Northwest after his military service and helped build area dams including Grand Coulee Dam.
He farmed in Warden, Wash., and was an iron worker for the Bureau of Reclamation at Grand Coulee Dam befire retiring in 1977.
After he retired he lived in Grand Coulee and Wilbur, Wash., before moving to Greenacres.
He was a member of the Pilgrim Lutheran Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Mardell; three daughters, Sandra Rowley of Post Falls, Marcia Wilkins of Florida and Ardith Brondt of Arizona; four sisters, Edna Hill and Delores Carr, both of Everett, Herta Manzo of Federal Way, Wash., and LuCyle Seiler of Arizona; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane or Pilgrim Lutheran Church.
Genevieve Dillon Spokane
Funeral Mass for Genevieve Dillon, 84, will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Dillon, who was born in Ambrose, N.D., died Wednesday.
She worked as a nurses aide at Sacred Heart Medical Center for 25 years before her retirement.
Mrs. Dillon was a 40-year resident of Spokane.
Her husband, Lyle, died in 1976.
Survivors include a son, Patrick Dillon of Spokane; a daughter, Michele Childers of Spartanburg, S.C.; a sister, Donna Thompson of Spokane; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern Washington.
Dorothy Compton Soap Lake, Wash.
Service for Dorothy “Dottie” Compton, 72, will be at 1 p.m. today at Nicoles Funeral Home in Ephrata, Wash. Burial will follow at the Ephrata Cemetery.
Mrs. Compton, who was born in Mount Clements, Mich., died Thursday.
She worked in the health care industry taking care of the elderly for 20 years in Soap Lake.
Her first husband, Norman Johnson, and her second husband, Jack Compton, both preceded her in death.
Survivors include a son, Ronald Johnson of Spokane; four daughters, Norma LaCourisier of Moses Lake, Sandra and Caroline Johnson, both of Ephrata, and Darlene Johnson of Soap Lake; a brother, Arthur Plasinski of Mount Clements; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Clyde Butts Jr. Spokane
No service will be held for Clyde D. Butts Jr., 69, at his request. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Butts, who was born in Jamestown, N.D., died Thursday.
In 1946 he graduated from North Central High School and later earned a bachelor of arts in art from Eastern Washington University.
Mr. Butts served in the Army Corps of Engineers in Japan.
In 1955 he worked for the Washington State Highway Department, doing design and engineering. He retired in 1980.
Mr. Butts was a resident of Spokane for 55 years.
Survivors include a brother, Roland McDaniels, and a sister, Audrey Butts, both of Spokane.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Gospel Mission or the American Cancer Society.
Ruth Tirk Spokane
Private service for Ruth T. Tirk, 92, will be held at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. Inurnment will follow. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Tirk, a lifetime Spokane resident, died Wednesday.
She volunteered for Interlake School and the Foster Grandparents Program, and worked with handicapped children.
Mrs. Tirk at one time owned a hardware store in Spokane.
Her husband, Fred, died in 1966.
Survivors include a daughter, Verna Lyonnais of Veradale; three grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Harry Graves Spokane
Memorial service for Harry B. Graves, 78, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Life Center Church. Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Graves, who was born in Enterprise, Ore., died Thursday.
He worked at Camp Chevrolet Body Shop doing auto body and fender repair.
Mr. Graves was a member of Downriver Men’s Club and Life Center Church.
His wife of 50 years, Patty, preceded him in death.
Survivors include two sons, Ron Graves of Spokane and John Graves of Los Angeles; a daughter, Trudy Newby of Vancouver, Wash.; four sisters, Wanda Williamson of Kennewick, Marlene Edwards of Salem, Ore., Marg Gish and Naomi Mills, both of Spokane; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Life Center Church, Youth Camp Scholarships or the American Cancer Society.
Colleen Christen Spokane
Private service for Colleen R. Christen, 67, will be held at a later date. Riplinger Funeral is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Christen, a lifetime Spokane resident, died Thursday.
She was a graduate of Holy Names Academy.
Mrs. Christen was a homemaker and was a member of the St. Aloysius Catholic Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Becky Christen and Molly Gibson; two sons, Terrance Christen and Robert Christen, all of Spokane; a sister, Michelle Catulas; and two brothers, Pat and Frank Colliton, all of Spokane.
Loye (Avery) Hohnwaldt Bayview, Idaho
Visitation for Loye (Avery) Hohnwaldt, 66, was Sunday at Coeur d’Alene Memorial Funeral Home. Vigil service followed at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial Mass is 11:30 a.m. today at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Coeur d’Alene.
Mrs. Hohnwaldt, who was born in Spokane, died last Monday.
She graduated from Rogers High School and was a member of the High Hats Social Club.
Mrs. Hohnwaldt sang in High Hatters with the USO and was a member of St. Patrick’s Guild in Spokane.
She worked as a checker at Safeway in Spokane before retiring and moving to Bayview.
Survivors include her husband, Clifford; daughters Dona Ryan of California, Lois Requena of Texas, Donna Eastman of Edmonds, Wash., and Barbara Bigelow of Bothell, Wash.; a sister Jackie Orth of Bayview; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mary Miles Moses Lake
No service will be held for Mary M. Miles. The Cremation Society of Washington is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Miles, 72, died Jan. 3.
She was born in Sunburst, Mont., and was a homemaker.
Mrs. Miles had been a resident of Moses Lake since 1972.
Survivors include her husband, Otis; a daughter, MaryLou Hardy of Quincy, Wash.; and a son, Robert Miles of Burns, Ore.
Dale Symons Post Falls
Memorial service for Dale G. Symons, 41, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Post Falls American Legion Hall. English Funeral Chapel in Post Falls is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Symons, who was born in Coeur d’Alene, died Jan. 4.
He graduated from Post Falls High School and worked for the Post Falls Ambulance and Fire Department and also with the U.S. Forest Service in Avery, Idaho.
Mr. Symons was a member of the Post Falls American Legion.
Survivors include a daughter, Loneil Lake of Mead; his mother, Beverly Symons of Spokane; his father and stepmother, Norman and Cathy Symons of Orofino, Idaho; two brothers, Bryan and Russell Symons, both of Coeur d’Alene; five stepbrothers, Danny Todd of Missouri, Ronald and Donald Todd, both of Arkansas, Larry Todd of Post Falls and Kenny Todd of Arizona; two halfsisters, Toni Baker of Spokane and Denise Buffington of Missouri; and his grandfather, Spencer Symons.
Ernest Maser Orofino, Idaho
At his request, no service will be held for Ernest Darrell Maser, 72. Mr. Maser, who was born in Colorado, died Dec. 8.
He grew up in Colorado, then served with the Navy at Farragut Naval Base in Bayview, Idaho, during World War II.
He moved to Moscow, Idaho, after his military service and worked as a carpenter before moving to Dent, Idaho, where he operated a sawmill.
Mr. Maser later moved to Lewiston, then Spokane, where he worked for Mobile Homes, Modern Drywall and K & K Drywall before operating East Farms Supply in Otis Orchards.
He moved to Orofino after his retirement.
Survivors include his wife, DeLores; two sons, Lynn Maser of Spokane and Mark Maser of Troy, Mich.; two sisters, Lucille Stannard of Arizona and Marie Schnieder of Colorado; and two half-sisters, Sharon Maser of Alaska and Barbara Blakely of Colfax, Wash.
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