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Obituaries

Robert Young Rathdrum, Idaho

Viewing for Robert O. Young, 67, will be held today and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene. Service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Rathdrum. Burial will take place at Forest Cemetery in Coeur d’Alene.

Mr. Young, who was born in Hayden Lake, Idaho, died Monday.

He served 22 years in the Air Force and had lived in various cities until moving back to Coeur d’Alene in 1969 after his military discharge.

He worked for the Postal Service for 15 years in Spokane and then Coeur d’Alene. He moved to Rathdrum in 1995.

Mr. Young received the Air Force Commendation Medal in 1966 and the Joint Service Commendation in 1969.

He was a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church and the Coeur d’Alene Eagles.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathleen, in 1992.

Survivors include his wife, Grace; three sons, Mike and Gary Young, both of Post Falls, and James Young of Coeur d’Alene; a daughter, Debra Bennett of Post Falls; three stepchildren, Danny Smith of Wallace, Laurie Smith of Arkansas and Lynnette Babino of Post Falls; two sisters, Aletha Dunn of Coeur d’Alene and Evelyn Bonallo of Blaine, Wash.; two brothers, Floyd Young of Port Angeles, Wash., and George Young of Hayden Lake; 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 7255 U.S. Highway 53, Rathdrum, ID 83858, or Hospice of North Idaho, 280 Prairie Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

Theresia Wissink Spokane

Funeral Mass for Theresia E. Wissink, 82, will be at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Paschal Catholic Church. Private burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Wissink, who was born in Nezperce, Idaho, died Monday.

She was a former Chewelah, Wash., resident and had lived in Spokane for 18 years.

She was a homemaker.

Her husband, Lawrence Wissink, died in 1979.

Mrs. Wissink is survived by a son, Donald Wissink of Spokane; two daughters, Janice Meier of Spokane and Evelyn Edwards of Moscow, Idaho; a sister, Angela Halter of Chewelah; nine grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Gospel Mission.

Ida Griffith Cheney

Visitation for Ida V. Griffith, 88, is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-Cheney. Private burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Cheney.

Mrs. Griffith, who died Monday, was born in Spangle. She lived in Cheney most of her life and graduated from Cheney High School and received a teaching certificate from Cheney Normal School.

She worked at the flower shop in the Jerue Funeral Home in Cheney and then worked as an accounting technician for Eastern State Hospital. She retired in the mid-1970s.

Mrs. Griffith was a member of the Royal Neighbors and the Rebekah Lodge.

Her husband, Robert Griffith, died in 1947.

Survivors include a niece, Violet Ash of Cheney.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cheney Cemetery Association.

Jeanette Partch Garfield, Wash.

Visitation for Jeanette Ann Partch, 78, is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Friday at Bruning Funeral Home in Colfax, Wash. Rosary will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Oakesdale (Wash.) Catholic Church followed by a funeral Mass at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be at the Garfield Cemetery.

Mrs. Partch, who died Tuesday, was born in Farmington, Wash.

She graduated from Garfield High School and then worked as a telephone operator until she married Ambrose Partch in Moscow, Idaho, in 1925.

Her husband served in the Navy, and they were stationed at various Navy bases.

They had lived in Whitman County for the past 36 years.

Mrs. Partch was a member of the Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband; four sons, David “Skip” Partch of Boise, Greg Partch of Garfield, Steven Partch, in the Navy, and Michael Partch of Spokane; a brother, Steve Carmack of Hope, Idaho; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Merry Glen School, 2917 N. Cincinnati, Spokane WA 99207.

Emma Starkel Greenacres

Service for Emma P. Starkel, a former Odessa, Wash., resident, will be at 11 a.m. today at Odessa Cemetery Chapel. Burial will follow at Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home in Odessa is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Starkel, who died Sunday, was 97.

She was born in Salem, Ore., and her family settled in Odessa when she was young.

In 1924 she married Jacob Starkel, and in 1931 they moved to Almira, Wash., and farmed.

Her husband died in 1947, and she returned to Odessa.

Mrs. Starkel moved to Spokane in 1963.

She was a member of Terrace Heights Baptist Church.

In 1988 she moved into the Good Samaritan Home in Greenacres.

Survivors include four daughters, Dorothy Wenz, Lorene Repp and Janet Kuest, all of Spokane, and Mary Bechtol of Wenatchee; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Northwest Kidney Foundation, PO Box 300, Seattle, WA 98114, or the American Cancer Society.

Clarence ‘Gene’ Munson Spokane

Service for Clarence E. “Gene” Munson, 70, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Sunset Mausoleum Chapel at Fairmount Memorial Park. Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Munson, a longtime Spokane resident, died Tuesday.

He was born in Colorado Springs and enlisted in the Navy in 1943. He was stationed at Farragut Naval Station, where he met his future wife, Alice Zornes. They were married in 1945.

Mr. Munson retired from Kaiser Aluminum in Mead in 1982 after 32 years.

He was a member of the Evergreen Archer Club and had been active in several bowling leagues.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Roy Munson of Vancouver, Wash.; two daughters, Candy Munson Sutter of Moses Lake and Melody Jamison of Wichita, Kan.; a brother, Harold Munson of Denver; four grandchildren, nine stepgrandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Washington.

Agnes Souza Spokane

Vigil service for Agnes F. Souza, 79, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Private burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mrs. Souza, who died Monday, was born in Paauilo, Hawaii.

She was a homemaker and had lived in Spokane for 34 years.

She was a member of St. Aloysius Parish and Altar Society, St. Elizabeth Seaton Guild, the Ancient Order of Foresters, the Hilo Chapter of Native Sons and Daughters of Hawaii, and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Souza Sr.

Mrs. Souza is survived by two sons, Michael Souza Jr. of Colville, Wash., and Ralph Souza of Spokane; a daughter, Sue Bryant of Spokane; a brother, Richard Fontes of Honolulu; a sister, Rose Harris of Portland; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane.

Gretchen Ohlson Spokane

Memorial service for Gretchen A. Ohlson, 87, is set for 3 p.m. Friday at the Salvation Army. There will be private inurnment. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Ohlson, who died Sunday, was born in Germany.

She immigrated to the United States when she was 12, and her family settled in Rockford. They moved to Spokane in the early 1930s.

Mrs. Ohlson was a homemaker and member of the Salvation Army Auxiliary.

Her husband, Andrew, died in 1984.

She is survived by two daughters, Gwen Giampietri of Spokane and Donna Howe of Elk; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army Auxiliary.

Reatha Smith Spokane

Graveside service for Reatha Alberta Smith, 95, will be held at 1 p.m. April 15 at Fairmount Memorial Park. Habing Family Funeral Home in Gilroy, Calif., is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Smith, who was born in Spangle, died Feb. 5 in Morgan Acres, Calif., while visiting her daughter.

She grew up in St. Maries and moved to Oakland in 1927 and to Spokane in 1974.

She was a homemaker.

Her husband, Carl Smith, died in 1979.

She is survived by two daughters, Constance Jordan of Gilroy, Calif., and Eleanor Randall of Mead; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Bernice Davis Spokane

Memorial service for Bernice “Berni” Davis, 75, is planned for 3 p.m. Saturday at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home.

Mrs. Davis, who was born in Portland, died Saturday.

A 62-year Spokane resident, Mrs. Davis worked as a beautician for many years.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Bill Davis; two sons, Michael Davis of Renton, Wash., and Terry Davis of Spokane; two daughters, Vicki Jones and Jill Geibel, both of Spokane; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Lawrence Gust Spokane

No service will be held for Lawrence N. Gust, at his request. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-North is in charge of cremation.

Mr. Gust, 88, died Sunday.

He was born in Kalispell, Mont., and graduated from high school in Whitefish, Mont.

He moved to Spokane in 1945 and spent a few years in California. He returned to Spokane in 1973.

Mr. Gust had operated a gas station and worked as a security guard at Riverview Terrace until 1989.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Bertha Gust; a son, Larry Gust of Idaho Falls; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Eleanor Schmidt Spokane

Funeral Mass for Eleanor M. Schmidt, 75, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Colbert. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Schmidt, who died Tuesday, was born in Kitchener, Ontario.

She had worked as a bookkeeper for the Spokane Police Department and was a 66-year Spokane resident.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Edward Schmidt; two sisters, Marjorie McGrath and Kathleen Pfeffer, both of Spokane; and a brother, Gilbert Diemert of Spokane.

Marguerite Gibson Spokane

Service for Marguerite M. Gibson, 85, is planned for 2 p.m. Friday at Sunset Mausoleum Chapel at Fairmount Memorial Park. Private burial will follow. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Ellensburg, Mrs. Gibson died Monday.

She had lived in Spokane for more than 75 years and had worked for House of Fabrics.

Her husband, Robert Gibson, died in 1984.

Mrs. Gibson is survived by a son, Dale Gibson of Anchorage, Alaska; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Bertha Secaur Coeur d’Alene

Service for Bertha F. Secaur, 99, will be Friday at Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene. Burial will follow at Forest Cemetery.

Mrs. Secaur, who was born in Wilbur, Wash., died Monday.

She grew up in Wilbur before moving to Coeur d’Alene, where she graduated from secretarial school.

She served in World War II as the head of the North Idaho Red Cross and was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church.

Mrs. Secaur was preceded in death by her husband, Warren, in 1975.

Survivors include a son, William Secaur of Coeur d’Alene; two stepsons, Frank Secaur of Coeur d’Alene and Clement Secaur of Orofino, Idaho; 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

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