February 2, 2014 in Obituaries

Obituary: Kottke, Arthur Leon

Age 83

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KOTTKE, Arthur Leon (July 22, 1930 - January 31, 2014) Art died on January 31, 2014 at the VA Medical Center Hospice Unit. He was born in Palouse, Washington on July 22, 1930. Art was in the Army for two years from 1947 to 1949. He then moved to Potlatch, Idaho and worked for Potlatch Forest for a few years. He joined the Air Force in December 1951, where he served until 1969. While stationed at Fairchild AFB he met the love of his life, Donna Timm Kottke. They were married April 5, 1953. While in the Air Force Art was also stationed in Italy, the Philippines, and Thailand, as well as many other bases in the Pacific Northwest. After leaving the military Art settled his family in Spokane and got his real estate license. He worked for several real estate firms before getting his broker’s license and starting his own company, Century Homes Realty. He retired from Real Estate in 1982. Art was a dedicated member of the United Church of God where he was a dearly beloved servant and example until the day of his death. Art is preceded in death by his son, Donald Kottke and daughter, Diane Rohrer. He is survived by his wife, Donna Kottke; son, Barry (Tricia) Kottke; daughter, Beverly (Steve) Pronishan; his six grandchildren: Donny, Amanda, Daniel, Justin, Bryce and Blake; and one great-granddaughter, Rayn. A Memorial Service will be held 11 am on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home, 2203 N. Division, Spokane, WA with Pastor Mark Mickelson officiating. Please visit Art’s online memorial at www.hennesseyfuneralhomes.com and leave a message of condolence. Arrangements have been entrusted to:

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