Onolee C. Plesko
Onolee Margaret Leota Victoria Campbell Plesko, 81, died Jan. 12, 2002.
A memorial service was Jan. 15 at The Lodge at Eagle Ridge in Renton.
Mrs. Plesko was born on May 24, 1920, in Swift Creek, B.C., the daughter of Donald and Aeida Campbell. She was raised in Black Diamond in Alberta, Canada. She came to the United States in the 1930s to study nursing at Seattle University.
At providence Hospital, she started 45-plus years as a registered nurse and made many lifelong friends.
She enjoyed her many years in the obstetrics department at Providence Hospital.
In 1942 she married Jacob Plesko and they enjoyed 56 years of marriage before he died in 1999.
The family home on Lake Sammamish was the place of many gatherings of family and friends.
Mrs. Plesko enjoyed traveling to the Oregon Coast, Hawaii and California, and to Canada to visit her large extended family.
She is survived by children Jerry Plesko of Fair Oaks, Calif., and Lynne Thompson of Renton; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Annette Jean Turcotte
Annette Jean Turcotte of Issaquah died Jan. 9, 2002, at Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue. She was 71.
A graveside service in celebration of her life is at 1 p.m. Jan. 16 at Lower Hillside Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Pickering Barn.
Mrs. Turcotte was born on May 13, 1930, in Seattle, the daughter of Floyd and Esther Bush. She was a lifelong resident of Issaquah.
On Dec. 12, 1953, she married Paul David Turcotte in Forks. She worked for The Boeing Co. for a short time before becoming a mother and homemaker.
Mrs. Turcotte devoted her time and talent to Children's Hospital in Seattle through her many years of volunteering with the Issaquah Orthopedic Guild. She will be remembered for her many crafts and projects.
She is survived by her husband of Issaquah; children Debbie Maguire of Auburn, Vicki Turcotte of Issaquah and Steve Turcotte of Fall City; sisters Marilyn Foley of Quincy and Susan Cameron of Issaquah; and four grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Children's Hospital.
Grant Ursenbach, formerly of Issaquah, died Nov. 20, 2001, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. A funeral service was Nov. 26 in Roseville, Calif.
Mr. Ursenbach was born on Aug. 9, 1909, in Salt Lake City, the son of Octave and Hannah Turner. The family moved to Alberta, Canada, and then to Los Angeles, where Mr. Ursenbach finished his high school education.
In 1937 he married Alice Wright, a great-granddaughter of Brigham Young. The couple raised five daughters in California, and in 1983 they and moved to Issaquah. They moved to Idaho Falls in 1994 to be near family members.
Mr. Ursenbach was employed as an appraisal officer with the Bank of America for 42 years. After retirement he had his own business as a real-estate consultant and appraiser for 10 years.
He was an active member of the Latter-day Saints Church, serving missions in Switzerland and Germany. He held many church positions and was awarded the Silver Beaver for his lengthy service with the Boy Scouts of America.
Mr. Ursenbach was well known for his beautiful tenor voice, love of gardening, and pride in his family.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters Jeanne Mattson of Idaho Falls, Patricia Ursenbach of Granite Bay, Calif., Lynne Curtis of Mesa, Ariz., Anne Kolle of Victoria, Texas, and Cynthia Glenn of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two sisters.
Donald Alan Frakes
Donald A. Frakes, 75, of Issaquah, died at home on Jan. 12, 2001. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 18 at St. Nectarios American Orthodox Church, 10300 Ashworth Ave. N. in Seattle. Internment will follow at Acacia Memorial Park. A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the church.
Mr. Frakes was born on Sept. 4, 1925, in Yakima, the son of Charley and Opal Frakes. He was raised in Yakima and graduated from Roslyn High School in 1943. That summer he joined the Merchant Marines until 1948 when he joined the Coast Guard, serving on the cutter Winona stationed out of Port Angeles. He remained with the Coast Guard during the Korean War.
In 1952, Mr. Frakes was hired as a police officer by Seattle and he worked the International District beat. Prior to his retirement in 1980, Mr. Frakes was a police detective.
He was a member of the National Rifle Association, the Issaquah Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3054, and Myrtle Lodge No. 108 F&AM. In his leisure time Mr. Frakes enjoyed spending time with his family, and fishing, reading, cooking and hunting with his dog, Cassie.
The family said he was an expert on World War II history, kept abreast of current events and politics, and loved sports but could not abide with pampered athletes.
Mr. Frakes is survived by daughters Julee Moore of Woodinville and Sloan Ponomarchuk of Lake Forest Park; three grandchildren; and his dearest friend Barbara.
The family suggests remembrances be sent to the National Rifle Association or the Seattle Police Guild.
Donald E. Kamp, 69, of Sammamish, died at home on Jan. 10, 2001. A funeral service was held on Jan. 15 at Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home. Burial followed at the Lower Hillside Cemetery. Following the committal service a reception was held at the Issaquah Eagles.
Mr. Kamp was born on Nov. 18, 1931, in Postville, Iowa, the son of Edward and Lucy Kamp. He attended school in Postville and served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War with the 40th Infantry Division.
He moved to Issaquah in 1962 where he was employed by the Darigold Co. as a butter maker until his retirement in 1983.
Mr. Kamp was a member of VFW Post 3436 and Issaquah Eagles No. 3054. In his leisure hours he was an avid garage-sale hunter, and he enjoyed reading Western novels and watching John Wayne movies.
Survivors include his companion, Marion Bulzomi and her family; and sisters Irene Budderberg of Des Moines, Iowa, and Mary Reierson of Postville.
Remembrances are suggested to Providence Hospice of Seattle, 425 Pontius Ave. N., Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98109.
Dorothy Augusta Konrad
Dorothy Augusta Konrad, 88, of Sammamish, died on Jan. 11, 2001, at Issaquah Care Center.
A memorial service is at 3 p.m. Jan. 21 at Community Church of Issaquah, 205 Mountain Park Blvd. S.W.
Mrs. Konrad was born on Jan. 8, 1913, in Wheatland, Calif. She graduated from Sacramento High School in 1931.
She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology in 1935 from the University of Redlands in Redlands, Calif., and master's degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1937.
She later earned a teaching certificate.
On May 9, 1943, she married Richard Konrad, in Sacramento. Over the years, Mrs. Konrad was employed as a social worker for Solano County Welfare, the American Red Cross, Traveler's Aid and the Girl Scouts of America. She retired in 1974.
The couple moved to the Plateau from Sacramento 21 years ago to be closer to their daughter and grandchildren.
She was a member of the Women's Philanthropic Organization and the Women's Missionary Fellowship, and was active in her church.
In her leisure time she enjoyed traveling, reading and playing dominoes. She also was an excellent cook and mostly enjoyed entertaining family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of Sammamish; son Peter Konrad and wife Terri of Denver Colo.; daughter Mary Konrad Weeks and husband Larry of Sammamish; brother James Allen of Sacramento; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The family suggests remembrances to the American Stroke Association, c/o American Heart Association, 4414 Woodland Park Ave. N., Seattle, WA, 98103. Arrangements are by Bleitz of Bellevue Funeral Home.
David W. Mellon
David W. Mellon, 66, of Allyn, formerly of Issaquah, died at home on Jan. 9, 2001. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 20 at Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home. A private cremation was held.
Mr. Mellon was born on Nov. 10, 1934, in Seattle, the son of Charles and Edna Mellon, longtime Issaquah residents. He was raised in Issaquah where he attended school.
Mr. Mellon served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. For several years he lived in Chelan where he worked for Buck Orchards. In 1986 he moved to Allyn. At the time of his death he was working as a maintenance man for Ken Hills Special in Bremerton.
In his leisure time Mr. Mellon enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He also found pleasure in sharing his mechanical abilities, repairing cars for family and friends.
Mr. Mellon is survived by his wife Vera of Everett; sons Vince Mellon of Kirkland and Timothy Mellon of Everett; mother Edna Mae Mellon of Chelan; brother Jay Mellon of Benton; sisters Janice Mellon of Thatcher, Ariz., Lois Espinoza and Kathleen Trent, both of Chelan, and Ginger Pugh of Silverdale; and one grandson. Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.
Robert P. Zutter
Robert P. Zutter, 56, of Issaquah, died at home on Jan. 7, 2001. A memorial service was held Jan. 15 at the Gaslamp Tavern.
Mr. Zutter was born on Jan. 5, 1945 in Eau Claire, Wis., the son of Harold and Geraldine Zutter. He was raised in Seattle and graduated from Shoreline High School in 1964.
Following high school he entered the U.S. Navy where he served during Vietnam. On June 4, 1966, he married Teresa Rae Petty, in Seattle. They moved to Issaquah in 1972, where they built a home and raised a family.
Mr. Zutter is survived by children Shana Zutter of Fall City, Kim Elfstrom of West Seattle, and Robert Zutter of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and sister Sandra Scogins. Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.
Jennie K. Cramer
Issaquah resident Jennie Kay Cramer, 60, died on Jan. 12, 2000, at the Issaquah Care Center.
At her request, no services will be conducted.
She was born on Feb. 16, 1938, in Deer Park, the daughter of Ralph and Janet Huntsman. She was raised and educated in Wallowa, Ore.
She moved to the Issaquah area in 1985 and married Bob Cramer on Feb. 23, 1991.
Mrs. Cramer was employed by the Boeing Company as a machinist.
She was a member of Eagles No. 3054 Women's Auxiliary.
During leisure time, she enjoyed family and watching football.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Brian Hathaway of Hobart and Blake Hathaway of Helena, Mont.; two sisters, Jody Bell of Spokane and Anne Walker of Graham; and one grandchild.
Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.
Janet V. McAuliffe
Issaquah resident Janet V. McAuliffe, 76, died on Jan. 12, 2000, at the home of her daughter, Cecily Cline.
At her request, no services will be conducted.
She was born on Oct. 26, 1923, in Chicago, the daughter of Norman and Wylla Alley. She was raised in California and graduated from Canoga Park High School in 1941.
On Jan. 8, 1949, she married Richard McAuliffe in Las Vegas.
The couple traveled the world during Mr. McAuliffe's 30-year career with the U.S. Air Force. After his retirement, they moved to Bellevue. In 1994, they moved to Providence Point.
Mrs. McAuliffe was a member of the Overlake Service League, Bellevue Women's Club and Ryther Organization.
During leisure time, she enjoyed family, reading, painting and traveling.
Survivors include Cline; daughters Tracy Michael of Virginia and Tina McAuliffe of California; step-daughter Leslie McAuliffe of California; a sister, Noreen Adams of California; two grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Feb. 15, 1998.
Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.
Reverend Robert McFarland, 84, died of heart complications on Jan. 9, 2000, at Providence Medical Center in Seattle.
A memorial service was held on Jan. 15 at the Church of the Resurrection in Bellevue.
Rev. McFarland was born in Chanute, Kansas, on May 6, 1915. He was raised and went to school in Bremerton. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1940, and from Yale Divinity School in 1944 with a major in ministry to religion in higher education, a major in institutional ministry and received a Master of Divinity degree.
Rev. McFarland entered the U.S. Army in 1944 and served as chaplain assigned to Communication Headquarters for the China-Burma-India theater in Calcutta, India.
Upon his return to the United States, he enrolled in Puget Sound University where he earned a masters degree in education administration and English.
He married Lucille Webster on Jan. 20, 1948.
He was ordained to the Episcopal priesthood in 1948, and became vicar of St. Michaels and All Angels in Issaquah 1965.
His work took him to New York City, Bombay, India, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands and throughout Washington state. He maintained an active career in the National Guard and Army Reserve. After his retirement in 1977 he moved back to his home in Issaquah where he was a relief minister at various local Episcopal churches.
In his leisure hours Rev. McFarland enjoyed gourmet cooking, gardening, art collecting and computer science.
Survivors include his wife of Issaquah; son Robert Jr. of Torrance, Calif.; daughters Marcia Branna of Roy, Mary Brown of Aberdeen and Ellen Parkinson of Gresham, Ore.; sister Nina Duncan of Poway, Calif.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Remembrances are suggested to the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.
Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.
Theodore H. Peterson
Issaquah resident and retired Army Major Theodore 'Ted' Harris Peterson, 90, died on Jan. 15, 2000, at Swedish Hospital in Seattle.
A graveside service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 20 at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent. A memorial service follows at 12:30 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St. South, in Issaquah.
Mr. Peterson was born on May 22, 1919, in Corinth, N.D., the son of Seval and Annie Peterson. He was raised on the family farm, and graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1941.
He served with distinction in World War II participating in both the North African campaign and the invasion of Italy with the 33rd Infantry. In the latter, he received a battlefield commission to 2nd Lt., and began a career military officer. He retired in 1963.
Following his military service, Mr. Peterson completed his graduate education and teacher certification at the University of Washington in Seattle.
He taught at Hazen High School in Renton for 16 years and retired in 1981.
In 1979, he married Mary Brown in Issaquah. They have made their home here since.
Survivors include his wife; three children, Susan Leaf of Bellevue, Michael Peterson of Redmond and Susan Ahrens of Bellevue; three sisters, Anna Njos, Florence Kinnune and Pearl Beach, and a brother Boyd Peterson, all of Issaquah; and four granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Josephine Peterson, in 1961.
Remembrances are suggested to a favorite charity.
Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.
Former Issaquah resident Howard L. Vandewenter, 79, died on Jan. 11, 2000, at his home in Port Orchard.
A funeral service was held on Jan. 14 at the Bremerton Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Port Orchard. Burial followed at Sunset Hill Memorial Park in Bellevue.
Mr. Vandewenter was born on June 21, 1920, in Perry, Iowa, the son of John and Golda Vandewenter. He was raised and attended school in Wilmington, Calif. Mr. Vandewenter served with the U.S. Coast Guard in San Diego, Calif., from 1942 to 1945.
He married Ruth Bodily on Oct. 14, 1944, in San Diego. The family moved to Issaquah in 1965.
Mr. Vandewenter worked as a longshoreman in California and Seattle for 35 years, 18 of which were spent as a foreman with Sealand in Seattle. He retired in 1985. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Survivors include his wife of Port Orchard; son David Vandewenter of Massachusetts; daughter Kris Ann Riddle of Port Orchard; sister Leila Rhoads of Portis, Kansas; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Remembrances are suggested to the American Cancer Society, Kitsap Unit, P.O. Box 2383, Bremerton, 98310. Arrangements are by Pendleton-Gilchrist Funeral Home at Rill Chapel in Port Orchard.
Ellen Hawkens Kase
Ellen Hawkens Kase of Redmond, formerly of Vancouver, died Jan. 18, 2002, at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue. She was 87.
Funeral Services are tentatively scheduled for Jan. 26 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Vancouver.
Call Flintoft's Funeral Home to verify final date and time.
A graveside committal will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park in Vancouver.
She was born on Jan. 30, 1913, in Braddock, Pa., to Susan and Edward Hawkens.
She was raised in Forest Hills, Pa., and graduated from Wilkinsburg High School.
She continued her education at Duquesne University where she received an undergraduate degree in English education before continuing her graduate studies in language and medieval literature.
While at Duquesne, she met fellow student George Kase, a member of the Duquesne football team and later a professional player for the old Pittsburgh Football Pirates, later the Steelers.
They married in August 1941 in Pittsburgh and settled there until the outbreak of WW II. Mr. Kase served in the European theater and Mrs. Kase worked for the War Department in Newport News, Va.
In 1944 the Kases returned to Pittsburgh where they had two children, George Edward and Sandra Ellen, before relocating with Alcoa Aluminum to Vancouver.
Her family remembered that in all circumstances she was both the calm and loving center of a vigorous family, and a gentle source of strength, courage and wisdom.
Quiet and dignified in demeanor, she will be remembered for her insight and keen wit, and her articulate and beautiful expression of the spoken and written word.
She was a staunch and compassionate supporter of animal welfare.
Mrs. Kase was preceded in death by her husband, who died in 1973 in an automobile accident.
She is survived by children Sandra Ellis of Issaquah and George Kase of Valencia, Calif.; brother Edward Hawkens; five grandsons; and one great-grandson.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests remembrances to your local animal shelter or animal rescue group.
Douglas L. Martin Sr.
Douglas L. Martin Sr. of Issaquah died Jan. 13, 2002, at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue.
He was 81.
A memorial service was Jan. 21 at Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.
Mr. Martin was born on Jan. 9, 1921, in Sidney, Neb., the son of Paul and Dorothy Martin.
He was raised in Sidney where he graduated from high school.
He received his engineering degree from Colorado State University at Ft. Collins, Colo.
He also completed advanced automotive-engineering work at Chrysler Automotive Institute.
On April 19, 1952, he married Joan Chase in Long Beach, Calif. He was employed by McDonnell Douglas for a number of years.
In 1978 he and his wife moved to Richland where he went to work for Rockwell International.
Mr. Martin retired in 1985 and the couple remained in the Tri Cities until 1998, when they moved to Providence Point.
During his retirement, Mr. Martin and his wife traveled extensively.
He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Mr. Martin was preceded in death in 2001 by his brother, Stephen Martin.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years; daughters Stephanie Martin of Bellevue, Deborah Martin of Seattle and Andrea Anderson of Portland, Ore.; one son, Douglas Martin Jr., of Kenmore; sisters Patricia Lehrer of Atlanta, Ga., and Janet McCrary of Kansas City, Mo.; and nine grandchildren.
The family suggests remembrances to the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association.
Quincy "Vic" Miller Jr.
Lt. Colonel Quincy "Vic" Miller Jr. (USAF Ret.), 82, of Issaquah died Jan. 15, 2002, at Evergreen Hospice Center in Kirkland.
A memorial service is at 11 a.m. Jan. 25 at Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home, 540 E. Sunset Way.
A military service will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent.
Mr. Miller was born Nov. 8,1919, in Ballinger, Texas, the son of Quincy and Julia Miller.
He was raised in Ballinger where he graduated from Ballinger High School.
He attended John Tarleton College at Stevenville, Texas, and the University of Texas in Austin.
Mr. Miller received his engineering degree from Oregon State University in 1965.
He joined the Air Force in 1942 and became a B17 pilot during World War II in the first American Pathfinder Unit.
Mr. Miller also served during the Korean conflict. He received five Distinguished Flying Crosses, five Air Medals, and the Purple Heart.
On March 2, 1949, he married Virginia Anderson in San Angelo, Texas.
In April 1979 the couple moved to South Cove near Issaquah.
In his leisure time he enjoyed hunting, fishing and teaching children to fish.
In addition to his wife of 61 years, he is survived by one daughter, one sister, two brothers, five grandchildren, and three great-grandsons.
The family suggests remembrances to Evergreen Hospice or the Overlake Cancer Center.
Joshua John Peterson
Joshua John Peterson of Lakewood, formerly of Issaquah, died Jan. 13, 2002, in Tacoma. He was 26.
A memorial service was Jan. 18 at Eastridge Christian Assembly.
Mr. Peterson was born on Feb. 8, 1975, in Bellevue, the son of Mark and Kathleen Peterson.
He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Seattle.
He attended Bellevue Community College and later worked for Community Enterprises of Issaquah.
At the time of his death he was employed at Albertson's Grocery Store in Lakewood.
In his leisure time Mr. Peterson enjoyed paintball tournaments and spending time at Marymoor Park with his Akita dog, Kody.
Mr. Peterson is survived by his parents, Mark Peterson of Bellevue and Kathleen Peterson of Issaquah; two sisters, Jessica Cook of Puyallup and Kate Peterson of Issaquah; grandparents Verna and Pat Cunningham of Everett, and Gordon and Marilyn Forbes of Tucson, Ariz.; and numerous cousins.
The family suggests remembrances to the King County Humane Society.
John C. Anderson
John C. Anderson, 60, of Kent, formerly of Issaquah, died Jan. 18, 2001, in Seattle. Memorial services for Mr. Anderson were held Jan. 23, 2001, at Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.
A graveside committal followed at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Bellevue. Mr. Anderson was born on Oct. 19, 1940, in Dairyland, Wis., the son of Carl and Dorothy Anderson.
He was raised in Issaquah, Ephrata, Warden and Seattle. He married Dolores Bartman on Oct. 15, 1960, in Seattle. He was a finishing contractor in the home building industry.
Survivors include his wife; son Johnny Anderson of Renton; daughter Cindy Billington of Auburn; sisters Laura, Cheryl, Shirley, Gayle, Teresa and Bobbi; and two grandchildren.