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  • Edward "Loren" Schuoler

    Updated Jun 20, 2024

    Loren Schuoler Nov. 28, 1933 – June 10, 2024 Edward “Loren” Schuoler passed away peacefully at home on Monday, June 10, 24 following a two-year battle with gastric cancer. He had been living at the home of his son, Jack, and daughter-in-law, Heather, in Everett, Washington, where he had been lovingly cared for since the passing of his wife, Ann, in 2018. Loren was born on Nov. 28, 1933, at his grandparents’ farm in Outlook, Wash., the firstborn child of Edward and Ruth Wagner...

  • Jeffrey Dale Snider

    Updated Jun 17, 2024

    Jeffrey Dale Snider Jan. 28,1949 – May 31,2024 Jeffrey Dale Snider passed away on May 31, 2024 at Sacred Heart Hospital with his family by his side. Jeff was born in Spokane, Wash. to Jimmie and Glenna Snider. Jeff was the oldest of 3 children. He attended grade school in Tyler and then moved to Ritzville where he finished his education and graduated in 1967. While living in Tyler his dad ran a logging and grain trucking business. In 1958 the family moved to Ritzville and e...

  • Dean Whitman

    Updated Jun 11, 2024

    Dean Whitman Celebration of Life will be held Saturday June 22, 2024 at the American Legion Hall Ritzville, WA at 2:00 p.m....

  • Janice R. Schroeder Sullivan

    Updated Jun 11, 2024

    Janice R. Schroeder Sullivan Memorial service will be held Saturday June 22, 2024 at Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville, WA at 1:00 p.m....

  • John Baumann

    Updated Jun 11, 2024

    John Baumann It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, John F. Baumann, who went to be with the Lord on May 30, 2024, at the age of 69. He was surrounded by his loving family in his final moments before he peacefully passed. He was a kind, gentle man, with a good sense of humor. His passions included watching all Washington State University sports, cheering on the Seattle Mariners, riding around on his scooter while...

  • Vincent Homer Evans

    Updated Jun 4, 2024

    Vincent Homer Evans May 6, 1936- May 30, 2024 Vincent Homer Evans passed away on May 30, 2024 at Orchard Crest in the Spokane Valley where he had resided since April 2022. He succumbed to complications of his Parkinson's Disease. Vince was born in Ritzville, Wash. to Homer & Mildred (Anderson) Evans on May 6, 1936; the 2nd of 5 Evans children. His parents at that time, were farming the land where Vince lived from birth and much of his adult life until his retirement and move...

  • Darryl L Jennings

    Updated Jun 4, 2024

    Darryl L Jennings Mar. 14, 1945-June 1, 2024 Jennings, Darryl L, 79, completed his temporal journey Saturday, June 1, 2024 in a Spokane care facility. Darryl and his wife, Joyce, were residents of our community for many years. They came here in the mid 1980’s from Beltsville, Maryland when Joyce accepted a nursing position with our local hospital and Life Care, Inc. Darryl was a very social, happy person who never met a stranger. He frequently visited the local establishments on his walks through town and “caught up” on al...

  • Teresa (Terry) Charolotte DeVore

    Updated May 21, 2024

    Teresa (Terry) Charolotte DeVore May 14 2024 to April 18, 1949 Teresa "Terry" Charolotte DeVore passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on May 14, 2024. Terry was born April 18, 1949, in Yakima, Wash. She Graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 1967 and then attended Yakima Valley Community College. Terry was a stay-at-home mom during her boys' younger years before beginning her work career. She enjoyed her time as a dispatcher and jailer at the Adams...

  • Rebecca (Becky) Main

    Updated May 21, 2024

    Rebecca (Becky) Main April 22, 2024 On April 22, 2024, Rebecca (Becky) Main passed away peacefully in her sleep at age 52 after battling multiple health issues over the years. She is survived by her parents, Dean and Carol Hill; husband, Rodney Main; and her children, Jamie, Mandi, Dakota and Casey, with the help of many extended family along the way. Becky was the biological mother of three children and a stepmother to one; however, many considered her their surrogate...

  • Charles J Schmidt

    Updated May 14, 2024

    Charles J Schmidt Nov. 15, 1946 - May 7, 2024 Charles J Schmidt was born Nov. 15, 1946 in Spokane, Wash. to Albert and Molly Schmidt. He attended Ritzville schools starting in kindergarten, and he graduated from Ritzville High School in 1965. The friends he made in school became his lifelong friends. The first love of his life was every car he owned starting with a 1957 Chev Bel Air and ending with a 1955 Chev. He married Faye in 1973 and became a father to Shelly. In 1974 Nikki was born. Charles and Faye recently celebrated...

  • Juanita Havlina Lyle

    Updated Apr 30, 2024

    Juanita Havlina Lyle Jan. 2, 1931 – Apr. 25, 2024 Juanita Havlina Lyle passed away on April 25, 2024 at East Adams Rural Hospital in Ritzville, Wash. Juanita was born on January 2, 1931, to Joseph Havlina, Sr. and Neva (Edwards) Havlina in Pasco, Wash. and grew up on the family’s farm near Connell, Wash. Juanita graduated from Connell High School in 1948, after which she attended Washington State University. In 1954, she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from WSU and the S...

  • Cathy C. Goude

    Updated Apr 30, 2024

    Cathy C. Goude Mar. 23, 2024- Apr. 20, 1965 Cathy C. Goude passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at the age of 58 at Kootenai Health with her family by her side. Cathy was born in Jamestown, ND on April 20, 1965, to Father Don Schaible and Mother Bj Worden. Shortly after Cathy's birth her family moved to Washington in 1966. Cathy was the oldest of two sisters. Cathy loved her younger sister Audra Glowen, and often referred to her as "My first child". Cathy lived in or...

  • Sharon Heimbigner

    Updated Apr 23, 2024

    Celebration of Life Sharon Heimbigner May 11th at 1pm-4pm Wenatchee Convention Center 121 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee WA...

  • Darla Klein Breazeale

    Updated Apr 23, 2024

    Darla Klein Breazeale Mar. 1, 1957 - Apr. 7, 2024 Darla Klein Breazeale, a longtime resident of Ritzville, Washington, passed away in her sleep on Sunday, April 7, 2024. Darla was born on March 1, 1957, in Everett, Washington to parents Donald and Gloria Klein. She grew up on a farm in Arlington, Washington alongside her siblings, brother Donald Klein and sister Donita Woodward. Darla married Dan Breazeale in January of 1974; they moved to Ritzville in 1975 where they had...

  • LaRae Diane (Lesser) Way

    Updated Apr 23, 2024

    Celebration of life for LaRae Diane (Lesser) Way Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 2:00pm. Zion Congregational Church Social Hall 301 East Broadway, Ritzville, WA 99169...

  • Tyler Curtis Greenwalt

    Updated Apr 23, 2024

    Tyler Curtis Greenwalt Aug. 4, 1983- Apr. 9, 2024 Tyler Curtis Greenwalt's life came to an end April 9th, 2024 after four years of a courageous battle with cancer. Tyler was born August 4th, 1983 in Pullman, Washington. He grew up on a small farm just outside of Spangle and attended Liberty schools, where he excelled in athletics and was an active 4H and FFA member. His accomplishments included 1A all-state player in basketball his senior year, and an American Farmer Degree...

  • Joan Marie Anderson Plager

    Updated Apr 23, 2024

    Joan Marie Anderson Plager Apr. 9, 1934 - Apr. 10, 2024 Joan Marie Anderson Plager was born April 9, 1934 in Spokane to Paul Gordon Anderson and Anna Elizabeth Bilde, the eldest of six siblings. Named after one of her Swedish grandmothers, she was tall and had a bone structure hinting to her Swedish and Danish ancestors. The family moved to Ritzville her sophomore year of high school and just six months before graduation she married Wesley Plager on December 19, 1951....

  • William "Billy" George Harder, Jr.

    Updated Apr 9, 2024

    William "Billy" George Harder, Jr. William "Billy/Bill Jr." George Harder Jr., 62, died April 1, 2024, in Kahlotus, Wash. Billy was the first child born to Bill Harder Sr. and Vivian (Hamilton) Harder, on Dec. 16, 1961. He was joined by his brothers Kurt and Eric in 1964 and 1969. The boys were raised on their family's Kahlotus wheat and cattle ranch, partaking in chores and taking on responsibilities from an early age. Billy proved his toughness in his youth getting bucked...

  • Terry "Terue" Theodora (Grimmesey) Janzen

    Updated Apr 9, 2024

    Terry "Terue" Theodora (Grimmesey) Janzen Terry was born on July 15, 1930, in Tokyo, Japan. She lived in Japan until 1939, when she moved to California with her family, Orris R., Satoye, brother Robert, and sisters Barbara and Kay Grimmesey. Terry, her siblings and her mother Satoye were taken to an internment camp in Poston, Ariz., during World War II war. Part of Terry's legacy throughout her life was her empathic ability to connect with those in pain or felt isolated and...

  • Robert (Bob) Harder

    Updated Apr 2, 2024

    Robert (Bob) Harder Nov. 15,1934 - Jan. 17, 2024 Robert (Bob) Harder died in Spokane, Wash. on Jan. 17, 2024 at the age of 89. Bob is survived by his wife, Josephine of Spokane; children, Carlee Harder-Brown (Rich) of Los Gatos, CA; Shanny Harder Ronald of Felton, CA; Mark Harder (Margaret) of Bothell, WA; Chris Harder (Kelly) of Huntington Beach, CA; Amy Blackburn of Tacoma, WA; Maggie Erickson of Tacoma, WA and Kevin Harder of Spokane, WA. Bob was a cattle rancher for 50...

  • Marsha Ann Appel

    Updated Mar 26, 2024

    Marsha Ann Appel Dec. 16, 1946 – Mar. 18, 2024 Marsha Ann Appel was reunited with her parents in Heaven on Mar. 18, 2024. Born to Calvin and Lola (Masters) Appel on Dec.16, 1946, she was raised in the Steptoe-Colfax farming communities and had a deep connection to, and appreciation for, the land. One of four girls, she helped her father and mother on the family farm. She raised ducks, dairy cattle, and was a very active member in the Busy Beavers 4-H Club. She cooked large m...

  • Rex Turner Lyle

    Updated Mar 26, 2024

    Rex Turner Lyle Feb. 25, 1930 – Mar. 17, 2024 Rex Turner Lyle passed away on Mar. 17, 2024 at East Adams Rural Hospital in Ritzville, WA. Rex was born on Feb. 25, 1930 to Samuel Delaney Lyle and Estelle May (Turner) Lyle in Pasco, Wash. and grew up on the family homestead farm northwest of Hatton, Wash. Rex graduated from Lind High School in 1948 and went on to attend Washington State University where he graduated from the College of Agriculture with a Bachelor's Degree in 1...

  • Gregory John Kamer

    Updated Mar 19, 2024

    Gregory John Kamer Feb. 25, 1953 –Dec. 24, 2023 Gregory John Kamer was born on Feb. 25, 1953 along with his fraternal brother Richie joining his older sister Carol. Later three more siblings joined them. Greg was raised in Brooklyn New York and later moved to Long Island New York. He was a typical boy doing boy mischief; he often came home with many injuries. At the age of 18 he got serious about his life's path and joined the Air Force working in law enforcement. A little l...

  • Earl Franz

    Updated Mar 19, 2024

    Earl Franz Memorial Service will be held Saturday Mar, 23, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. Menno Mennonite Church Ritzville, Wash ....

  • Carol Joy Sullivan

    Updated Feb 27, 2024

    Carol Joy Sullivan Nov. 27, 1941 - Feb. 20, 2024 Carol Joy Link Sullivan went to her Lord on Feb. 20, 2024. She is survived by her daughters, Debra (Rick) Kelley and Evon (Mike) Jones; son-in-law, Joe McKeirnan; daughter-in-law, Heather Sullivan McKay; grandchildren, Keith (Tim Hung) Sullivan, Bo Sullivan, Ethan Kelley, Jack Kelley, Blake Jones, Austin Jones, Madeline Sullivan, Holly Sullivan, Kayle McGuire (Deck), and Matt McKeirnan; great-grandchildren, Jaxson and Parker;...

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