Obituaries for January 2015



Lewis Alan Crea

Cottonwood, Idaho

Lewis Alan Crea, was born in the family farmhouse near Fenn, Idaho, the fourth of five sons on Dec. 4, 1923, to William J. and Mary A. Toennis Crea. He passed into eternity on Jan. 19, 2015, of old age ...

Daniel Walter Forsmann

Kueterville, Idaho

A great man has passed away, Dan Forsmann left this world on Jan. 23, 2015. On Aug.3, 1951, he became the second son of Cleo and Sylvia (Kinzer) Forsmann and was raised in Cottonwood, Idaho. His first job was at ...

Helen J. Walker

Grangeville, Idaho

Helen J. Walker, 86, passed away Jan. 17, 2015, in her home at Grangeville, Idaho. Helen was the first child born to George Sr. and Tena Vrieling on Dec. 10, 1928, in Grangeville. She was later joined by two sisters ...

Kimberly Dawn Pitcher Beeler

Lewiston, Id

Kimberly Dawn Pitcher Beeler, 34, of Lewiston, Idaho, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. She was born Nov. 30, 1980 to Donald Pitcher, Jr. (Dee) and Leanna (Bashaw) Pitcher. She attended school in Elk ...

Kathryn Green

Boise, Idaho

Kathryn Green, 94, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family in her Boise home Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. She was born to Maude and Martin Ayers on April 1, 1920, in Grangeville, Idaho. She was salutatorian of her senior class and ...

John R. Gruell

Riggins, Idaho

John R. “Jack” Gruell, 85, of Riggins, Idaho, passed away peacefully on Jan. 3, 2015. He was born in Ventura, Calif., Dec. 13, 1929, the youngest son of George Melvin Gruell and Genevieve Rudolph Gruell. He was educated in the ...

Marjorie J. Moore

Lewiston, Id

Marjorie J. Moore, 95, of Lewiston and formerly of Grangeville and Cottonwood, died Jan. 14, 2015, in Lewiston. She was born to Harold D. and Thelma (Stockton) Squires in Corona, Calif., on May 21, 1919, their only child. She grew ...

Raymond James Zumwalt

Grangeville, Idaho

Raymond James Zumwalt, 98, died peacefully and on his own terms at the home he built, Nov. 22, 2014, tended by his great-grandson, Chance Fluke; his niece, Linda Sonnen; and faithful friend, Fred Smith. He was born the fourth of ...

Shari Ross Burt

Fairbanks, Alaska

This is in loving memory of a life ended too soon. Our loving Angel, Shari Ross Burt, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at her home in Fairbanks, Alaska. Shari was born to Harold and Chris Ross on Feb. ...

Earl Hall

Lewiston, Idaho

Earl R. Hall, 95, of Lewiston, Idaho, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, at the Life Care Center where he had resided since having a stroke three years ago. He was born in Roseberry, Idaho, on Jan. 13, 1919, ...

Mary Annella Kaschmitter-Jay

Yakima, Wash.

Mary Annella Jay, 53, was born Dec. 30, 1960 in Grangeville, Idaho, to Francis A. Kaschmitter and L. Dolores Goff-Kaschmitter. She was the sixth of their eight children and the only girl. Mary passed away Nov. 26, 2014, at her ...

Paul Hakes

Lucile, Idaho

Dr. Paul Hakes, 73, of Lucile, Idaho died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at his home in Lucile. Arrangements are pending with Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville.

Bruno Lee Majnarich

Bellevue, Wash.

Bruno Lee Majnarich, 86, died Jan. 3, 2015, at Bellevue, Wash. He was born to George and Katheryne Majanrich in Shevlin Hixon logging camp near LaPine, Ore. He joined an older brother, Chuck. They were raised with a strong Yugoslavian ...

Julie Wassmuth

Blackfoot, Idaho

Julie Wassmuth, 74, of Blackfoot, Idaho, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at Bingham Memorial Hospital of a sudden illness. She was born Jan. 29, 1940, to Galen and Elnora Smith in Clarinda, Iowa. Julie married Don Wassmuth on Aug. ...

Marcia Leigh Mennet

Grangeville, Idaho

Marcia Leigh Mennet Heaton, 74, of Grangeville, Idaho, passed away on Jan. 1, 2015, at her home in Grangeville. Marcia was born in Spokane, Wash., on June 18, 1940, to Earl and Catherine Mennet. Marcia graduated from Hayward High School ...


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