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Obituaries

Lottie Wester Coeur d’Alene

Visitation for Lottie C. Wester, 92, will be today from 5-8 p.m. at Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene. Service will be Friday at 2 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church in Coeur d’Alene. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Post Falls.

Mrs. Wester, who was born in Spokane, died Monday.

She grew up in the Spokane Bridge area, where she became a music instructor.

She lived in Liberty Lake and Clayton, Wash., before owning a ranch in the Spokane Bridge area. She moved to Post Falls in 1946 and was a member of the Pleasant View Church in Post Falls, and the Assembly of God Church in Coeur d’Alene, where she played music for many years.

Survivors include two daughters, Rosalie Moody of Post Falls and Marlene Routson of Issaquah, Wash.; a sister, Mick Bye of Coeur d’Alene; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God Mission Fund, 2200 N. Seventh St., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

Marilyn Frederick Rockford

Service for Marilyn O. Frederick, 57, will be at 3 p.m. today at Rockford United Methodist Church. The Cremation Society of Washington is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Frederick, who was born in Seattle, died Friday.

She graduated from West Seattle High School and moved to Rockford 18 years ago.

She had worked at Farmers and Merchants Bank as a teller for the past eight years.

Mrs. Frederick was a member of the Rockford Women’s Club.

She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Robert Frederick; a daughter, Toni Frederick of Seattle; a sister, Donna Linkous of Seattle; and a grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane.

Nancy Mattfeldt Deer Park

Service for Nancy Lesley Mattfeldt, 66, is set for 2 p.m. today at Riverside Chapel, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A gathering will follow at 15501 N. Yale Road. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. (Mountain Time) Friday at Superior (Mont.) Cemetery. Lauer Funeral Home of Deer Park, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Mattfeldt, who died Friday, was 66.

She was born in Casper, Wyo., and received her teaching certificate from the University of Wyoming.

She taught elementary school and Title I classes in Deer Park.

Survivors include two sons, Thomas and George Mattfeldt, both of Superior; a daughter, Kathleen Mattfeldt of Deer Lake; a sister, Ruth Ellbogen of Casper, Wyo.; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice.

Frances Berg Spokane

Service for Frances I. Berg, 79, is planned for 1 p.m. today at Riplinger Funeral Home. Cremation will follow.

Born in Leavenworth, Wash., Mrs. Berg died Sunday.

She had lived in Spokane for more than 60 years and was a member of Westminster Congregational Church, the Retired Spokane Police Officers Wives Association and the Spokane Police Guild.

Her husband, George Berg, died in 1995.

She is survived by three sisters, Lola Schubbe, Aletra Fairburn and Thelma Lynan, and a brother, Earl Jones, all of Spokane; two granddaughters and five great-granddaughters.

Memorials contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Laura (Leonetti) Swanson Spokane

Service for Laura Frances (Leonetti) Swanson, 83, will be at 10 a.m. today at Holy Cross Cemetery Chapel. Burial will follow. A lifetime Spokane resident, Mrs. Swanson died Sunday.

She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral.

Her husband, Robert Swanson, preceded her in death.

She is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane or the Poor Clare Nuns, 4419 N. Hawthorne, Spokane, WA 99205.

William Kramlich Colfax, Wash.

Memorial service for William J. Kramlich, 94, is planned for 11 a.m. today at Colfax First Baptist Church. Burial will be at Colfax Cemetery. Bruning Funeral Home in Colfax, is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Kramlich died Monday.

Born in Braddock, N.D., he moved to the Endicott, Wash., area when he was 6.

In 1929, he married Annette Freier in Plevna, Mont., and they lived and farmed in the Colfax area until she died in 1979.

Mr. Kramlich married Clara Bankey in 1980. They lived in Tokeland, Wash., until she died in 1987, when he returned to Colfax.

He was a member of Colfax First Bible Church.

He is survived by two sons, Arnold and Edwin Kramlich, both of Colfax; two daughters, Maryann Sharp and Virginia Huber, both of Colfax; a sister, Ruth Cook of Colfax; a brother, Emil Kramlich of Sun City, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Colfax First Baptist Church or the Whitman Hospital Foundation.

Mable Barron Spokane

Graveside service for Mable S. Barron, 92, is planned for 11 a.m. today at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

A lifetime Spokane resident, Mrs. Barron died Friday.

She was a homemaker and a member of the United Church of God.

She is survived by a sister, Elvina Wabbell of Spokane.

Steve ‘Big Red’ Kascak Post Falls

Vigil service for Steve “Big Red” Kascak, 60, will be today at 8 p.m. at English Funeral Chapel in Post Falls. Funeral Mass will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. George’s Catholic Church in Post Falls. Mr. Kascak, who was born in Springfield, Colo., died Monday.

He moved to the area in 1937 and was a retired forestry worker.

Survivors include three brothers, Matthew Kascak of Othello, Wash., Leo Kascak of Moscow and Paul Kascak of Hauser Lake, Idaho; and six sisters, Mary Ammann and Luiella Pederson, both of Spokane, and Sylvia Hay, Helen Strand, Cecelia Harth and Zita Kascak, all of Minnesota.

Shirley Farris Spokane

Memorial service Shirley M. Farris, 58, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home.

Mrs. Farris, who died Monday, was born in Minnesota.

She was an 18-year Spokane resident and worked as a nurse’s aide.

She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Ervie Farris; a stepdaughter, Sherry Johnson of Spokane; a sister, Lorraine Olson of Madison, Minn.; and a brother, Wayne Jacobson of California.

Clara Anderson Spokane

Memorial service for Clara K. Anderson, 88, is set for 3 p.m. Sunday at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home.

Born in Chicago, Mrs. Anderson died Friday.

She was a resident of the Spokane area for most of her life and grew up on the Palouse.

She worked in the bookkeeping department of The Crescent for many years and had worked for Mathews & Kerr Coffee Co.

Mrs. Anderson was a longtime member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church.

Survivors include two sons, Greg Anderson and Nels Anderson Jr., both of California; and a sister, Edna Hughes of California.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation, 107 S. Division, Spokane, WA 99201 or Pilgrim Lutheran Church.

Maxine Watts Colfax, Wash.

Memorial service for Maxine Watts, 62, was Tuesday at Community Bible Church in Colfax. Inurnment was at Colfax Cemetery.

Mrs. Watts, who was born in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, died Friday after a heart attack.

In 1953 she married Roland Watts in Coeur d’Alene. In 1971 they moved to Colfax, where she worked as a janitor for 25 years.

She was a member of Community Bible Church and the Colfax Elks Lodge Lady Elks.

Her husband preceded her in death.

She is survived by a daughter, Vickie Watts Cook of Colfax; a son, Steven Watts of Colfax; two brothers, Glenn Westfall of British Columbia and Paul Westfall of Sandpoint; and five grandchildren.

Joseph Schott Hayden Lake, Idaho

Visitation for Joseph M. Schott, 81, will be Friday from 3-8 p.m. at Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene. Service will be Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Coeur d’Alene. Mr. Schott, who was born in Princeton, Idaho, died Saturday.

He was raised in the Princeton and Harvard, Idaho, area and began ranching after completing his education. He served in the Army during World War II and then returned to ranching in Idaho.

He retired in 1972 and moved to Post Falls. He moved to Hayden Lake in 1995 and was a member of the Good Sam Club, the Grange and the Eagles Lodge of Post Falls.

Mr. Schott was preceded in death by his first wife, Phyllis, in 1986.

Survivors include his wife, Lee; three sons, Al Schott of Florida, and Joe Schott Jr. and Ron Bartos, both of Spokane; three sisters, Lena Wiley and Helen Hills, both of Spokane, and Gennie Bauman of Kingston, Idaho; and seven grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1700 Pennsylvania Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

Frances Hilson Electric City, Wash.

Graveside service for Frances M. Hilson, 84, is planned for 11 a.m. Friday at Spring Canyon Cemetery in Grand Coulee. Strate Funeral Home in Grand Coulee, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Hilson, who died Tuesday at Coulee Community Hospital Nursing Home in Grand Coulee, was born in Thornton, Wash.

She attended Cheney Normal school.

She married Irving “Bob” Hilson in Spokane in 1935.

They bought the Coulee City Dispatch newspaper in 1935 and later bought the newspaper in Republic, Wash. They bought the (Grand Coulee) Star Newspaper in 1943 and operated it until 1957, when Mr. Hilson accepted a job in Olympia.

Mrs. Hilson lived in Olympia until her husband died in 1979. She then returned to the Grand Coulee area.

Survivors include a son, Kenneth “Pete” Hilson and a daughter, Pat Gerard, both of Electric City; a brother, Chester Lathen of California; a sister, Maravene Ragon of Colfax, Wash.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Coulee Community Hospital Nursing Home.

Roger Skeen Spokane

Memorial service for Roger W. Skeen, 85, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Riverside Mausoleum.

Mr. Skeen, who died Aug. 25 at home, was born in Green Bluff and graduated from Mead High School.

He graduated from the Chicago Institute of Baking, and with his wife Lydia, operated a bakery and motel in Waterville, Wash. In 1964, they moved to Manson, Wash., where they owned a tavern and apple orchards.

They retired to Spokane in 1985.

Mr. Skeen was a World War II veteran and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6853. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and the Washington Apple Growers Association.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years; a daughter, Jeannine Skidmore of Spokane; a son, Jeff Skeen of Manson; and two grandsons.

Mary Jane Apitz Spokane

Service for Mary Jane Apitz, 68, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Sunset Mausoleum Chapel at Fairmount Memorial Park. Private burial will follow.

Mrs. Apitz died Aug. 29 in Casper, Wyo., in an automobile accident.

She was born in Spokane and was a homemaker.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Delmer Apitz; two daughters, Cynthya Resseman and Sandra See, both of Spokane; a brother, Leo Lindenbauer, and a sister, Phyllis Lyman, both of Spokane; five grandsons and three great-grandchildren.

Hazel (Parker) Shankman Spokane

No service will be held for Hazel Baker (Parker) Shankman, 77, at her request. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Adrian, Wash., Mrs. Shankman died last Thursday.

She was a homemaker and a 47-year Spokane resident.

She is survived by a son, Morris Shankman of Minneapolis; three daughters, Rose Shankman of Spokane, Ann Wenning of Fairfield and Joey Shankman Felice of Newman Lake; a sister, Parker Green of Los Gatos, Calif.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Genevieve Johnson Spokane

Memorial Mass for Genevieve A. Johnson, was Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Mrs. Johnson, 82, died Saturday.

Born in Woodland, Wash., she graduated from high school in Tacoma and from Deaconess Hospital Nursing School.

She had lived in Spokane for 66 years and worked as a registered nurse in medical offices.

Her husband, Donald Johnson, died in 1986.

She is survived by a daughter, Jacqueline Welsh of Spokane; a son, Graham Johnson of Spokane; a sister, Thelma Farely of Tacoma; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Earl Johnson Mondovi, Wash.

Graveside service for Earl E. Johnson, 74, was Tuesday at Mondovi Cemetery.

Mr. Johnson, who died last Thursday, was born in Reardan, Wash.

He was a farmer and was a 50-year member of the Mondovi Grange. He was also a member of the Davenport (Wash.) Gun Club, the National Rifle Association, Bald Ridge Volunteer Fire Department and the Washington Association of Wheat Growers.

He is survived by his wife, Adeline Johnson; a daughter, Arlene Cook of Deer Park; a son, Kenneth Johnson of Mondovi; a brother, Melvin Johnson of Davenport; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Linda (McArthur) Harmon Spokane

Memorial service for Linda Mary (McArthur) Harmon, 45, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Harmon, who died Tuesday, was born in Holyoke, Mass.

She had lived in Spokane for 24 years, and graduated from Newport (Wash.) High School.

She worked for Central Valley School District as a cook and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Parish.

Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Randy Harmon a son, Kevin Harmon of Spokane; a daughter, Toni Harmon of Fairfield; her parents, Robert and Evelyn McArthur of Oldtown, Idaho; two brothers, Gary McArthur of Bremerton and Roger McArthur of Usk, Wash; and a grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane.

Harry Sporn Spokane

Memorial graveside service for Harry A. Sporn, 84, will be at 11 a.m. Sept. 14 at Pines Cemetery. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Sporn, who died Monday, was born in Norfolk, Neb., and graduated from high school there.

He came to Spokane while serving in the Army during World War II. He managed the Army Officers Club at Fort George Wright for several years.

He owned and operated The Palms for two years and operated Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 51 for 20 years. He retired in 1974.

He was a member of VFW Post 51, the Eagles and Moose lodges, the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans.

Survivors include three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane.

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