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Obituaries

John Haase Bayview

Memorial service for friends and family of John P. Haase, 64, will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the Spokane Valley at 124 N. Walnut St. across from University City. English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Haase, who was born in Ralston, Wash., died Wednesday.

He moved to Bayview 17 years ago from Spokane and had previously lived in Ritzville and Colfax, Wash.

He had worked in the food and beverage industry and was a bartender at one time for the North Shore Lounge in Coeur d’Alene.

Mr. Haase was a member of the Ralston Grange No. 943, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include a son, John L. Haase of Spokane; daughter, Patricia Haase of Spokane; sister, Beverly Townsend of Post Falls; brother, Mike Haase of Ritzville, Wash.; and two grandchildren.

Norman Sheehan, D.D.S. Spokane

Service for Norman J. Sheehan, D.D.S., will be at noon today at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Dr. Sheehan, 86, died Friday.

He was a lifetime Spokane resident.

He graduated from Lewis and Clark High School, Washington State College and the University of Oregon dental school.

He received his license from the Washington State Dental Board in 1934 and maintained his license until his death. He served as Lieutenant Commander in the Navy aboard the U.S.S. Leroy Eltingh from 1942 to 1945.

He was a member of the Spokane Club.

His wife of 50 years, Lillian Sheehan, died in 1988.

He is survived by a daughter, Sue Johnstone of Spokane; a son, Jack Sheehan of Las Vegas; three sisters, Hazel Lyons of Spokane, Maxine Denton of Westlake Village, Calif., and Juyne Gunn of California; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane.

E. Harold Sims Cheney

Graveside service for E. Harold Sims, 75, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Pullman City Cemetery. Mr. Sims, a Cheney and long-time Pullman resident, died Thursday.

He was born in Moscow, attended school at Rose Creek and Banner and graduated from Pullman High School.

Mr. Sims owned Sims Glass Company in Pullman until his retirement in December 1982. He was a member of the Elks Club and the Jaycees. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Janita Sims; five children, Janet Lovett of Pasadena, Calif., Jackie Keller, David Morrison, Jim Morrison Jr., and Mid Morrison, all of Colton, Wash.; a sister, Letha Ledeman of Enumclaw, Wash.; ten grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Lloyd Paquin Spokane

Service for Lloyd K. Paquin, 87, is set for 2 p.m. Monday at Heritage Funeral Home. Cremation will follow.

Mr. Paquin, who died Thursday, was born in Spokane and lived on the grounds of Manito Park, where his father was a park foreman.

He worked as a hardware purchasing agent for Marshall Wells Co., and Kilmer and Sons.

He was a member of the Spokane Commercial Travelers’ and helped others learn to ice skate at Riverfront Park.

His wife, Gladys, died in 1989.

He is survived by a son, Doug Paquin of Spokane; a daughter, Renee Jones of Mukilteo, Wash.; a sister, Anita Pratt of Lebanon, Ore.; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Manito Park, 4 W. 21st Ave., Spokane, WA, 99203.

Zelda Boni Sprague, Wash.

Rosary and funeral Mass for Zelda Virginia Boni, 81, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in Sprague. Burial will be at Macabee Cemetery in Sprague, Wash. Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Boni died Thursday.

She was born in Portland.

She graduated from high school and business college in Madison, Ind.

In 1936, she married Ollie Boni in Newport, Wash. They settled in Spokane in 1940.

She and her husband purchased Sprague Cash Grocery in 1946. It was later called the Money Saving’s Store and Zelda’s Food City. She and her husband were divorced in 1950, but Mrs. Boni continued to operate the store.

Her husband returned to Spokane in 1975, and they were remarried in 1976 in Sprague.

They purchased the former Old National Bank building in Sprague, their son remodeled it, and Zelda’s Food City moved to that location.

Her husband, Ollie, died in 1987.

Mrs. Boni continued to operate the store until 1993, when she retired and sold the business to Cathy and Rich Blum.

She was a member of Mary Queen of Heaven Church URM Stores and the Sprague +55 Club.

She is survived by a son, Dennis Boni of Spokane; four grandchildren, and two great-grandsons.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sprague Cemetery Fund.

Robert Wolbing Jr. Spokane

Private service will be held for Robert H. Wolbing Jr., 26. The Cremation Society of Washington is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Wolbing died Wednesday from a gunshot wound.

He was born in Cheyenne, Wyo.

He worked for American Van as a warehouse driver.

He is survived by his wife of five years, Danielle; two daughters, Desire and Cassy Wolbing, and a son, Robert Wolbing, all at home; his parents, Carolyn and Robert Wolbing Sr., of Spokane; two brothers, Mike and James Bush, both of Spokane; a sister, Tammy Bush of Spokane.

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