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Obituaries

Lewis Nullet Kettle Falls

No service will be held for Lewis H. Nullet, 76. Danekas Funeral Chapel in Colville is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Nullet, a retired schoolteacher died Tuesday. He was born in Boyds, Wash.

He graduated from Kettle Falls High School in 1937 and served in the Army/Air Corps during World War II. He graduated from Washington State University and worked for the Washington State Game Department from 1949 until 1954. He lost a leg in a logging accident in 1957 and he started teaching science at Kettle Falls High School one year later.

He received his masters degree from the University of Washington in 1969. In 1976, he became a principal in the Kettle Falls School District, and retired in 1979.

He was a World War II Army veteran, a member of Kettle Falls Lions Club and Washington State Retired Teachers Association.

He is survived by his wife 47 years, Joan Nullet; two daughters, Mary Ikagawa of Richmond, Ky., and Valerie Nullet of Honolulu; three sons, Mike Nullet of Honolulu, Dennis Nullet of Hilo, Hawaii, and Greg Nullet of Healdsburg, Calif.; two brothers, Jake Nullet of North Bend, Ore., and Cal Nullet of Portland; two sisters, Edna Cooney of Coos Bay, Ore., and Martha Walls of Philadelphia, and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kettle Falls Scholarship Fund or the Kettle Falls Library Fund.

Minnie Brown Rosalia, Wash.

Memorial service for Minnie Brown, 84, was held Saturday at at Rosalia Christian Church. Schanzenbach Funeral Home in Rosalia is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Brown died Feb. 23 in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., where she lived during the winter months, with her sisters. She was born in Fairbanks, Wash.

She had lived and worked in Rosalia for many years. She traveled and spent the winter months in Desert Hot Springs with her husband, Warren Brown. He died in 1983.

Her second husband, Wes Williams, died in 1968. She is survived by one daughter Lois Bannon of San Antonio; two brothers, Laverne and Lewis Pittmann, both of Oakesdale, Wash.; four sisters, Mamie St. John of Richland, Margie Anderson of Potlatch, Idaho, and Anna Rambo and Gladys Ellis, both of Desert Hot Springs.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rosalia Christian Church.

Louis Smathers Spokane

Service for Louis Edwin Smathers, 73, was held Saturday at Pines Mausoleum.

Mr. Smathers died Feb. 27 at home. He was born in Waynesville, N.C.

He had lived in Spokane for 23 years. He was an Army/Air Corps World War II veteran. He worked as a laborer.

His survivors include one son, R.S. Smathers of Rathdrum, Idaho; one daughter, Judy Sausat of Everett, Wash.; one sister, Lucille White of Silver Lake, Wash.; seven grandchildren and several greatgrandchildren.

Donald Christiansen Spokane

Service for Donald O. Christiansen, 69, will be at 1 p.m. today at Rockford Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Rockford. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Christiansen, a Freeman area farmer, died Thursday. He was born in Rockford, Wash.

He was a World War II Army veteran and operated a farm in the Freeman area most of life.

He was a member of Rockford Methodist Church, Rockford Veterans of Foreign Wars, Mcintosh Grange, Rockford Grain Growers Association, Spokane Eagles Lodge and had served on the Freeman School Board.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years Lovonne; two sons, Scott and Todd Christiansen; two daughters, Tanya Pratt and Janell Christiansen; one sister, Betty Cole, all of Spokane; three granddaughters and one grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Kenneth ‘Spike’ Swarts Lind, Wash.

Service for Kenneth C. “Spike” Swarts, 75, is set for 1 p.m. today at the United Methodist Church in Lind. Vault burial will follow at the Lind Cemetery. Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Swarts was a lifetime Lind resident. He died Thursday at the Life Care Center in Ritzville.

He joined the Army in 1942 and was discharged in 1946. He and his wife, Lucille, settled in Lind and Mr. Swarts began working in the farm fertilizer business. In 1962 he opened McCall Farm Chemical in Lind. He later worked for Longmeier Brother Fertilizer Co., which became Wilfac Chemical Co., He became the manager at Wilfac and retired in 1987. He and his wife both entered the Life Care Center in February.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years; three daughters, Shirley Madison of Othello, Debbie and Lela Swarts, both of Spokane; one sister, Hazel Swarts of Lind; two granddaughters and two greatgrandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lind Emergency Medical Technicians.

Jessie Gross Spokane

Memorial service for Jessie Gross, 95, will be held at a later date. Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Gross died Wednesday. She was born in Adele, Iowa.

She taught in a one room schoolhouse in Iowa. She and her husband, Bill Gross, moved to Golden, Colo., where they operated a plumbing contracting business. He died in 1976.

Mrs. Gross moved to Spokane in 1979 and to Bonney Lake, Wash., in 1989 to live with a grandson. She recently returned to Spokane.

She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, Opportunity Christian Church and the World War I Widows Association.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Lou Brozovsky; nine grandchildren, and 11 greatgrandchildren..

Memorial contributions may be made to Opportunity Christian Church.

Florence Blount Spokane

Family service will be held for Florence A. (Frisby) Blount, 94. Private burial will be at Pines Cemetery. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Blount, a longtime Spokane resident, died Wednesday. She was born in Park City, Utah.

She graduated from North Central High School in 1917. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints., Spokane 18th Ward.

Her husband, James Blount Sr., died in 1981. She is survived by three daughters Betty Gatten, Florence Adams and Carol Mauzy; one son, James Blount Jr., all of Spokane; 17 grandchildren; 45 greatgrandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

Ariel Kronenberg Spokane

Memorial service for Ariel R. Kronenberg, 88, is set for 2 p.m. today at Pilgrim Lutheran Church. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-North is in charge of cremation.

Mrs. Kronenberg, a 70-year Spokane resident, died Wednesday. She was born in Newaygo, Mich.

She grew up in Sandpoint and graduated in 1924 from Sandpoint High School.

A homemaker, she was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Charles Kronenberg.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pilgrim Lutheran Church.

Ella Fountain Pullman

Service for Ella R. Fountain, 84, is planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Kimball funeral Home in Pullman. Burial will follow at Pullman City Cemetery.

Mrs. Fountain died Wednesday from a heart attack. She was born in St. Maries.

In 1927 she went to work as a cook in a lumber camp. In 1930 she began working for the Milwaukee Hospital in St. Maries. She and her husband, Warren, moved to Pullman in 1931. She worked as a childcare provider in her home for many years.

She is survived by one son, Donald Fountain of Pullman; one brother, Walt Reiger of Soap Lake, Wash.; one sister, Laurie Torchie of St. Maires; three grandchildren and one great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Neill Public Library for children’s books or to St. Gertrudes Convent in Cottonwood, Idaho.

Richard Franck Spokane

Service for Richard E. Franck, 88, will be at 9 a.m. today at Jesuit House Chapel behind St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Franck, a Spokane resident since 1941, died Thursday. He was born in Hymeria, Ind.

He was a foreman at the magnesium plant in Mead.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Orlanta Franck; one daughter, Rose Myllenbeck of Snohomish, Wash.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren

Memorial contributions may be made to Mater Dei Institute.

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