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February 7th, 2013

Robert L. Hippler, 87

February 7, 2013

A memorial service/potluck will be held 1-5 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Deer Park Eagles Lodge, W12 South Ave., for Robert Lee Hippler, 87, who passed away on Dec. 1 in Spokane.
Born on April 18, 1925, to the late Leonard Elmer and Anna Marie Hippler in Spokane, he graduated from Rogers High School in 1943. Mr. Hippler worked as a farmer, did plenty of construction work and drove a tanker for Cenex.
He lived in the Deer Park area for 69 years.
A sister Fern Dahlem, predeceased him.

January 30th

Quentin D. Ratliff, 79

January 30, 2013

Quentin Davis Ratliff was born on Aug. 13, 1933, to Arthur and Dorothy Ratliff in Milan, Wash. He passed away peacefully on Jan. 25, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Nick.
He is survived by his loving and caring wife of 58 years, Nancy; a brother, Truman (Leah) Ratliff; a daughter, Debbie (Greg) Andrus; two grandchildren, Michael Redmon and Ashley Ratliff; a great-grandson, Walter Redmon; a close family friend, Cheryl Avery; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jackie Cool, 63

January 30, 2013

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Chewelah Legion Hall, 111 S. Park Ave., for area resident Jackie Cool, 63.
She is survived by her mother, Peggy Justice; a son, Robert (Leesa) Justice; a daughter, Brenda Cool; three brothers, Keith (Donna), Howard and Orin (Karren); two sisters, Louann (Jerry) Offerdahl and Adena (John) Gammon; two grandsons, Ryan and Logan; several nieces and nephews; and countless friends.

January 9th

Ross R. Bennett, 62

January 9, 2013

Ross Ronald Bennett was born on Dec. 11, 1950, to Etta May and Lee Bennett in Wilbur, Wash., and passed away on Dec. 31, 2012, in Deer Island, Ore.
Ross grew up in Deer Park and graduated from Deer Park High School in 1969. He attended Eastern Washington College for one year and for one year at the University of Washington.
He later moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where he fished and owned and operated a carpet and vinyl store. He later moved to Portland, Ore., where he operated a tugboat and salvage business, salvaging underwater logs from the Columbia River.

December 27th, 2012

Irene M. Wohrle, 89

December 27, 2012

Irene Mary Wohrle was born on Feb. 18, 1923, to Mary Elizabeth and Thomas Triplett in Turner, Blaine County, Mont. Surrounded by her family, she went to her Heavenly home on Dec. 10, 2012.
When Irene was a child, she lived in Montana, Colorado, and Washington State, settling in Spokane before moving to Deer Park around 1935.
She graduated from Riverside High School with the class of 1941 and married Howard J. Wohrle on December 13, 1941. They enjoyed 63 years together. Irene continued to live in the home she and Howard built 70 years ago on part of the former Arcadia Apple Orchard.

Lester Mize, 82

December 27, 2012

Lester “Jean” Mize peacefully passed away on Dec. 20 2012, at Royal Park Care Center at the age of 82. He was born in Moscow, Idaho, on Oct. 27 1930.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester C. and Marie Mize, and a granddaughter, Megan Elizabeth Whitehill.

December 5th

Lillan E. Kagele, 83

December 5, 2012

Lillian E. (Roll) Kagele, age 83, passed away on Nov. 29, 2012 in Spokane surrounded by family.
She was born April 7, 1929, in Deer Park, and was a lifetime resident of the area, working for many years as a waitress at various restaurants.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda (Ed) Eitzman and Susan (Steve) Mathias; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Kagele, and a daughter, Karen Gabel.

Linda J. Coe, 66

December 5, 2012

Linda Jean Coe was born on Sept. 16, 1946, in Bell, Calif., to Erik and Clara Ferm. Linda was raised by her aunt and uncle, Gunde and Albert Rude in Wallace, Idaho.
Linda had two sisters, Judy (Mitch) Almeida and Carol Mueller, and a stepbrother, Loren Rude.
On July 18, 1970, Linda married Gary Coe. They would continue as soulmates and best friends over the next 42 years. In 1977, they moved to Loon Lake where they still reside. The family includes two sons, Brad (Kari Kaufman) and Brian (Lisa Miller) and seven grandchildren.

Gail W. Martin, 96

December 5, 2012

Gail William Martin, age 96, a longtime resident of Elk, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.
He was born Dec. 26, 1915, in Ekalaka, Mont., to Fred and Delia Martin, The fifth oldest of eight children, he had four sisters, Violet, Ruth, Ora and Annadene and three brothers, Harold, Max and Lyal.
Gail graduated from West Valley High School and married Hazel Andrus on Aug. 6, 1936. They brought their only daughter into the world on June 24, 1937.

November 27th

Paul E. Schaffner, 76

November 27, 2012

Paul Emil Schaffner, 76, passed away on Nov. 20, 2012, in Spokane after a brief illness.
Paul was born in Chewelah on March 18, 1936, to Urban and Cora Schaffner of Ford. He grew up in a family of four children, being the youngest.
Charles the oldest passed away in 2007. Howard of Harrington, Wash., and Ruth Sjoberg Schaffner of Walnut Creek, Calif., are the remaining siblings.

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