Obituaries for January 2016



James Allen Kirchoff

Stites, Idaho

James Allen Kirchoff, 62, of Stites, Idaho, died Jan. 4, 2016, at St Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho. He was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Nov. 12, 1953, to Wayne “Bud” Kirchoff and Jean Vopalka, both of ...

Glenda D. Koch

Meridian, Idaho

Glenda D. Koch, 64 Meridian, Idaho Glenda D. Koch, 64, Meridian, Idaho, lost her valiant battle with ovarian cancer at home on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. Her loving husband, Ken, was at her side. She was preceded in death by ...

Valeria Philomena Seubert

Portland, Ore.

Valeria Philomena Seubert, 95, passed away peacefully on Dec. 8, 2015, in her apartment at Summerplace Assisted Living Center in Portland, Ore. Valeria was born in Ferdinand, Idaho, on March 23, 1920, to John J. and Anna Willenborg Jentges. She ...

Robert O. Rehfeld

Lewiston, Idaho

Bob Rehfeld, 88, a longtime resident of the Idaho Clearwater Country, died peacefully in his sleep on Jan. 16, 2016, at Royal Plaza in Lewiston. Bob was born April 28, 1927, in Missoula to Otto and Cecilia Rehfeld. He graduated ...

Stephen Rodger Hopkins

Los Angeles, Calif.

Stephen Rodger Hopkins, 74, was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on Oct. 27, 1941. He was raised in the Pasadena area and was very proud of his California roots. He passed peacefully on Jan. 20, 2016, after a sudden illness. ...

Mary Ann Cole Winker

Quartzsite, Ariz.

Mary Ann Cole (Winker), 69, lost her battle with lung cancer on Nov. 20, 2015, after a courageous, and private two-year struggle. She was born to Scivola Mae Singleton and Fred Lloyd Cole on Jan. 6, 1946, at Lewiston, Idaho. ...

Vincent Michael Poxleitner, Sr.,

Keuterville, Idaho

Vincent Michael Poxleitner, Sr., 90, passed into eternal rest Jan. 2, 2016. Vincent was the seventh child born to Charles J. and Mary Ann Poxleitner May 1, 1925, in Ferdinand, Idaho. He graduated from St. Gertrude’s Academy and enlisted in ...

Della Bernice Renzenberger Kurts

Kamiah, Idaho

Della Bernice Renzenberger Kurts 90, of Kamiah, Idaho, passed away Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, at Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation Center due to age. Della was born Nov. 20, 1925, in Garnett, Kansas, to George Francis and Lida Snyder Renzenberger. She ...

Jeanette E. Vrieling

Grangeville, Idaho

Jeanette Elizabeth (Thomas) Vrieling, 77, of Grangeville, went home to her Savior in Heaven on Dec. 31, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood, Idaho. Jeanette was born on Jan. 20, 1938, to Ray and Lora (Dickerson) Thomas at their ...

Violet Kinnick

Kooskia, Idaho

Violet Kinnick, 85, of Kooskia, Idaho, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, at her daughter and son-in-law’s home in Kooskia of natural causes. Violet was born to Frank and Mable Baldwin Aug. 5, 1930, the fourth of 12 siblings. Violet lived ...

Ronald Lynn Joslin

White Bird, Idaho

Ronald Lynn Joslin, 58, passed away on Dec. 28, 2015, due to complications from A.L.S. Ron was born June 20, 1957, in Hamilton, Mont., and raised in American Falls, Idaho. He enjoyed being outdoors hunting, fishing, gold mining and motorcycles. ...

Katherine L. Hooper

Portland, Ore.

Katherine L. Hooper (Kay), 93, of Portland, Ore. died Jan. 1, 2016, in Oregon City, Ore. She was born in Lewiston, Idaho, April 4, 1922, to Oren and May Oliver Hooper. She attended first grade in Lewiston at St. Stanislaus ...

Vincent M. Poxleitner

Keuterville, Idaho

Vincent M. Poxleitner, 90, of Keuterville, Idaho, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at his home in Keuterville. A Rosary will be held Saturday, Jan. 9, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cottonwood followed by a funeral Mass ...

Theodore A. Nuxoll

Grangeville, Idaho

The hour hand on Dad’s watch stopped yesterday but the minute hand kept going. We had planned to take it to a timekeeper today. Dad said “We’ll see.” Last night the Master Timekeeper took a look at his watch and ...

Charles S. Wells

Grangeville, Idaho

Charles S. Wells, 79, of Grangeville, Idaho, passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville. Charles was born on Jan. 6, 1936, in Bruce, Wisc., to Alfred and Luella Wells. Charles had four brothers and five sisters. ...


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