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Keeler, Etta Priest
Keeney, Dennis Ellsworth
Keller, Ida J Nylund
Kellogg, Bertram F
Kellogg, Ida Brant
Kelly, Daniel James
Kelly, Mary Orintha Babcock
Kemp, George E
Kennard, Hattie M
Kennedy, Marguerite Maxine
Kepler, Ava Curtis
Kerrihard, Thomas Fitzgerald
Keyes, Mary Theresa Johnson
Keyes, Rose Oberg
Keys, Charles F
Kidd, Albert Allen
Kidd, Arthur Ritchie
Kidd, Ritchie H
Kilby, Mary Edith Stubbs
Kilmer, Mary Elmira Silverling
King, John Alfred
King, May Stilwell
King, Pearl E Vail
Kirner, Conrad Z
Kirner, Mary Fowler
Kirschberg, Julius I
Kish, Lucille Jeanette
Klahn, Howard Theodore
Klahn, James L
Klahn, Kenneth K
Klahn, Richard N
Knapman, Calvin C
Knapman, Charles F
Knoph, Bessie Lotzgesell
Knoph, Edward Walter
Knoph, Thomas W
Kobel, Melvin A
Kochanek, Climena D Harbaugh
Kochanek, Harry Mackary
Konopaski, A Raleigh
Konopaski, Cordelia Beadreau
Konopaski, Eugene F
Konopaski, Joy Robb
Krajewski, Esther Smith
Krajewski, Lena Amanda Yonkaski
Kuppler, George W
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James McBride Kay ( d 10 Oct 1943 )
James McBride Kay, 50, pioneer of the West End of Clallam County and port commissioner for 2 terms, or 12 years from 1931 to 1943, died at Seattle Sunday after being in failing health for the past 18 months.
Born Firthshire, Scotland, Sep 12, 1863, Kay came to Clallam County in 1900 and homesteaded on the Bogachiel River until becomng ill. Since the, Mr. Kay has spent much of the time at Seattle where a daughter reisdes.
Elected port commissioner from the west end of the district in Jan 1931, Mr. Kay served in that capacity until Janyary of this year when his second term expired. He gave much of his time to the non-salary job and was a frequent visitory to county towns. A farmer in early years, Mr. Kay had in more recent times devoted most of his time to timber interests.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. J B Durland, Seattle; and 2 sons, J M Kay, Bloomfield, NJ; and Donald PP Kay, Richmond, California.
Funeral services were held at the Bonney-Watson Funeral Home at Seattle, Wednesday, Oct 12, at 2:30pm.
Elsie Kebble ( d Dec 8, 1934 )
Mrs. Elsie Kebble, 36, of 1110 E Front St., died suddenly in Seattle Saturday evening. The funeral will be at the Christman Mortuary, this city, Thursday at 2pm with Rev. E. M. Oberg in charge.
Born in Gladstone, MI April 5, 1898, Mrs. Kebble came here with her parents in 1914. Surviving relatives are 4 children, Florence, Marjorie, Earl and Richard, and her mother, Mrs. J. C. Dixon, all of this city. She has 6 sisters, Mrs. Gan [thus] Johnson, Mrs. A. J. Sears, Mrs. Joe Hulse, Mrs. George Harvey of Port Angeles; Mrs. Joe Johnson, Fairfax, WA; and Mrs. H. Johensen [thus], Aberdeen; 3 brothers, Arthur Arthur [thus], Windfred and Joe Trudeau, all of this city.
Etta Priest Keeler ( The Peninsula Herald; d Mar 15, 1958 )
Mrs. Etta Keeler died Mar 15, 1958 at her home in Sequim at age 81 after a long illness. She was the widow of the late Senator Joe L Keeler who died in 1944. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Mar 19 at 2pm at the Trinity Methodist Church at Sequim. Interment was in Sequim View Cemetery. Presiding were the Rev. Dean Stout and the Rev. W G R Dann. Arrangements were made by the McDonald Funeral Home of Port Angeles.
She was a charter member of the Royal Neighbors of America at Sequim, and a member of St Luke's Episcopal Guild.
Survivors are a son, G H Keeler, Sequim; 4 sisters, Mrs. R D Crichton, Victoria, BC, Canada; Mrs. Mary Stone, Sequim; Mrs. Fred Melhuish, Mimico, Ontario, Canada; and Mrs. Albert Johnson, Hoquiam, Washington. Also 4 brothers, Joe Priest, Robert Priest and Loren Priest, all residing at Sequim; and Herbert Priest, Concrete, Washington; also 3 grandchildren.
She was born to Mr. and Mrs. George Priest May 22, 1876 at Atwood, Ontario, Canada the oldest of 14 children. She left Canada at age 11 and came to the United States. She received her schooling in the first school on Sequim Prairie and the old Central School at Port Angeles.
She and her late husband went to Alaska during the Gold Rush Days and also through the interior of British Columbia, Canada. Moved back to Sequim in 1903 where she has resided up to the present time. They built and operated the old Sinclair Hotel in Sequim where she was well known for her hospitality.
Dennis Ellsworth Keeney ( d Dec 19, 1936 )
Dennis Ellsworth Keeney, 75, familiarly known as "Dad" Keeney, passed away at 1am today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Phoebe Girt, 1901 W 5th St.
Mr. Keeney was born in Wabasha County, MN on May 22, 1861. He migrated westward and settled at Tacoma as a young man, then came to Port Angeles 20 years ago. A veterinary by profession, he later went into the tire repair business and operated an establishment here, known as "Dad" Keeney's Tire Shop, for 18 years.
Mr. Keeney became a widower in 1910, his wife passing at Tacoma. In 1923 he married Mrs. Lyda Duncan at Seattle. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Surviving relatives include his widow, 2 daughters, Mrs. L C Baldwin of Sekiu and Mrs. Phoebe Girt, Port Angeles; 3 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ray Councilman, Tacoma; and Mrs. Mary Cook, Newberg, OR; and 2 brothers, Ben and William Keeney of California.
The Christman Mortuary which is in charge will announce funeral arrangements later.
Ida J Nylund Keller ( d Mar 12, 1988 )
A memorial service for Ida J Keller, 87, of Port Angeles, will be at 1pm Saturday at the Sons of Norway Hall. Mrs. Keller died Saturday, Mar 12, 1988, in Port Angeles.
She was born June 29, 1900, in Lake Ozette to Anders and Johanna Nylund. The Nylund family were pioneers of the Lake Ozette area, and she was one of the first white children born at Lake Ozette. She received her schooling in Ozette and in Tacoma.
She married Charles Keller Mar 29, 1919; he died in 1980.
Mrs. Keller lived most of her life in western Clallam County. In 1920, she and her husband started the first tourist resort at Lake Ozette before moving to Peabody Heights in Port Angeles in 1945 where they had a small farm. The won blue ribbons at the Clallam County Fair for many years for their produce and chickens. In the early 1950s they moved to a ranch in Eden Valley, where they farmed until they retired and moved into Port Angeles.
Mrs. Keller was a self-taught musician who played violin, ukulele, guitar, accordion, organ and piano.
Survivors include one son, Norman Keller, and one daughter, Myra Vanderhoof, both of Port Angeles; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A son, Ralph, died in 1945.
Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. There was cremation.
Bertram F Kellogg
Pioneer Alaska resident Bertram "Bert" Kellogg, 91, died Oct 30 at Providence Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 1pm Saturday at Witzleben Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Bragaw Chapel.
Mr. Kellogg was born Jan 19, 1900 in Port Angeles. He came to Alaska in 1919 and worked in gold mining operations in Juneau and Fairbanks. He mushed dog teams between Circle City and Sam Creek in earlier days. He rolled in piles of gold in the sluices as he repaired gold dredges for F E Co., Fairbanks.
Mr. Kellogg was a civilian procurement supervisor at Elmendorf during WWII. After the war, he built and operated Sunset Trailer Park, Triple A Service Station and Spartan Trailer Sales in Mountain View.
His family said Bert was a hard-working and generous man. He enjoyed spinning tales of the old days and his hunting and fishing adventures. Bert loved Alaska. His stories captivated listeners who marveled at his yarn-spinning abilities and the rich, colorful history he lived.
Mr. Kellogg was a 53 year member of the BPOE and a member of Pioneers of Alaska.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Beverly O'Leary. He is survived by his wife, Violette of Anchorage, his son, Bertram C Kellogg of Sacramento, California, and Lowell Kellogg of Seattle; his sister, Ethel Henson of Edmonds, Washington; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and many friends.
Ida Brant Kellogg, 85, of 608 S Valley St., member of a pioneer Port Angeles family and resident here 75 years, died Thursday after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home Saturday at 1pm with the Rev. J E McDowell officiating and burial in Ocean View Cemetery. [no found in computer printout consulted]
Mrs. Kellogg was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brant, born in Osage city, Kansas April 9, 1876. She came here with her parents 75 years ago and during her girlhood attended Port Angeles schools.
She was a member of the First Baptist church and Neighbors of Woodcraft.
Surviving relatives include daughters, Mrs. Arthur Baar, Port Angeles, Mrs. J L Henson, Lewiston, Idaho; Mrs. J E Lockyer and Mrs. Elden Johnson, both of Seattle; 2 sons, Gilbert Oberg, Port Angeles and Bert Kellogg, Anchorage, Alaska; a brother, Charles Brant, Agnew; 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Daniel James Kelly ( April 27, 1953 )
Daniel James Kelly, 91, Port Angeles resident 65 years and one of the county's most prominent citizens, died this morning after several months of illness. Funeral announcement will be made by the Harper Funeral Home later.
Born in Sandusky, OH, July 25, 1861, he learned the blacksmith trade in Elgin, IL, then came west and landed from the steamer "Evangel" at the Morse wharf in Oct 1888. With the late Clifford Babcock, he operated a blacksmith shop in the early days. In 1890 he married Miss Mary Orintha Babcock, sister of his business partner. He homesteaded a farm in Eden Valley and walked back and forth between this town and the valley while "proving up."
The couple took up a government lot at 6th and Washington St and had a home there. During this period he was city street commissioner. Later the family home was as 6th and Francis Streets.
More than half a century ago he became a member of a company that engaged in the pile driving business and built many structures on Port Angeles harbor and other parts of the county. He was a deputy county treasurer for a time and district fire warden.
The family lived about 20 years on the Eden Valley farm and then moved back to this city, living at 118 W 7th St. in recent years.
Mr. Kelly was very active until comparatively recent years, and did much blacksmith, cabinet and carpenter work around the city.
Mr. Kelly was noted among old time residents for his keen sense of humor and participation over a period of more than 60 years. His lodge affiliations here were the Knights of Pythias and Woodmen, and he long was affiliated with the Grange.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Orintha Kelly, 3 sons, Oren, Ted and Elmer, all of Clallam County; 3 daughters, Miss Edna Kelly and Mrs. Ruby DeVine, both of Port Angeles; and Mary Kelly, Seattle.
Mary Orintha Babcock Kelly (bu Ocean View Cemetery Sep 9, 1960 )
Mrs. Mary Orintha Kelly, 88, of 118 W 7th St., Port Angeles, resident here 71 years, died Wednesday after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at the Harper Funeral Home Friday at 2pm with the Rev. Lloyd Holloway officiating. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
She was born Mary Orintha Babcock in Aurora, IL Feb 29, 1972. She came to Port Angeles with her family in the spring of 1889. She married Daniel J Kelly her Oct 22, 1890. Mr. Kelly died here in 1953.
Mr. and Mrs. Kelly made their first home in the woods at what is now 6th and Washington St. In 1908 they moved with their children to Eden Valley where they homesteaded on government land previously. They developed a farm on which they lived 20 years before moving back to their home in Port Angeles.
Both the Kelly and Babcock families were prominent in the early history of this city and county. They are related to one of the largest families in Clallam County. Mrs. Kelly had the distinction of being the only living charter member of the First Methodist church of Port Angeles. She was also a member of the Clallam County Historical Society until her last illness.
Surviving relatives include 3 sons, Orin, Ted and Elmer Kelly, all of Port Angeles; 3 daughters, Mrs. Stanley DeVine and Miss Edna Kelly, both of Port Angeles; and Miss Mary Kelly, Seattle; 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
George E Kemp ( d Oct 19, 1933 )
George E Kemp, 73, father of Charles W and Alex L Kemp of Port Angeles and formerly well known in shingle milling circles, passed away at 10pm Thursday after a lingering illness.
Mr. Kemp was born at Monroe, MI on Nov 8, 1860 and spent his early life in that vicinity. In 1900 he came Wet with his family, settling at Spirit Lake, ID. He next shifted to McMurray, Washington, where he managed the Atlas Lumber Company for a few years.
Coming to Port Angeles in 1913, Mr. Kemp continued his mill activities here and was superintendent of the P.S.M. & T. Co., shingle mill here for a year and an half. He and his son Charles, became associated in operation of a shingle mill at Eden Valley for 2 years.
Mr. Kemp had not been active in his work during the past 10 years preceding his passing. He made his home in Port Angeles practically all the time since 1913. Mr. Kemp was a member of the Odd Fellows and Macabees for many years.
In addition to the 2 sons living here, he leaves a son, Robert and 2 daughters, Mrs. Pearl Thompson and Mrs. Madge Brooks, living at Boyne City, MI.
The Charles and Alex Kemp families will leave for Everett Saturday morning to complete arrangements for the funeral, set for Sunday. The body will be cremated and the ashes laid to rest beside the remains of Mr. Kemp's deceased wife.
Hattie M Kennard ( d 20 Feb 1941 )
Mrs. Hattie M Kennard, age 68, wife of John Kennard and pioneer woman of this community, passed away Thursday night at her home at 130 E 11th St. after a long illness.
Mrs. Kennard came to Port Angeles in 1896 from Table Grove, IL, and was married to John R Kennard on Aug 22, 1896, the wedding taking place on the old James Hooker place near Carlsborg.
The Kennards have lived in this community for 45 years, 15 of which were spent east of Port Angeles where the nearest neighbor was 2 miles distant.
Mrs. Kennard was a herd working woman typifying pioneers who settled in this area, and she was held in high esteem by all who knew her. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.
Mrs. Kennard is survived by her husband, John R Kennard and 2 nephews, Jeff and Ed Minesinger of Canton, OH.
Funeral services will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home on Monday at 10am, the Rev. R Nicholson officiating. Cremation will follow.
Marguerite Maxine (Nipsy) Klahn Kennedy
Marguerite Maxine (Nipsy) Kennedy, 51, wife of Vere Kennedy of Beaver, died Wed, Feb 22 after a short illness.
Funeral services were held at 2pm Monday at the First Congregational Church with the Rev. Clifford W Rich officiating. Burial was in the Forks Cemetery.
She was born Marguerite Klahn, daughter of a pioneer Clallam County family at Forks, May 12, 1909, and lived all her life in this county, where he parents, Mr. and Mrs. Max Klahn were of the second generation of a family that came here more than 70 years ago.
Ava Curtis Kepler ( d 5 Oct 1926 )
Ava Curtis Kepler, Civil War veteran and a resident of this city for 28 years, passed away at his home at 915 E 7th St, at the age of 86, Tuesday night.
Mr. Kepler was born in Indiana, and enlisted for the Civil War service from that state. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 2pm at the Lyden and Freeman Undertaking Parlors, with Rev. McGraw officiating. The GAR and the Women's Relief Corps will turn out in a body to the services. Interment in the family plot, Ocean View Cemetery.
Those left to mourn Mr. Kepler are 9 children, 3 sisters and a brother. The children are Mrs. A L Byers, Sequim; Mrs. Ed Repp, MI; Mrs. Hugh Casemore, MN; Mrs. Fred Peters, MI; Clara Kepler, Port Angeles; Wesley Kepler, MI; Will Kepler, Marysville, WA; Martin Kepler, Joyce; and Beecher Kepler, Port Angeles. Three sister, Mrs. A S Byers, MI; Mrs. John Lee Bangar, MI; and Mrs. S E Fluery, Marysville, WA; a brother, J J Kepler, Farmland IN. Mr. Kepler's wife Mrs. Sarah Kepler, passed away last June.
Thomas Fitzgerald Kerrihard ( d 30 Mar 1905 [newspaper not known])
Thomas Fitzgerald Kerrihard died very suddenly on the morning of March 30, 1905 while seated at the breakfast table. The summons, while no unexpected, yet startled our community. Mr. Kerrihard had been a sufferer from heart trouble since he was 17 years of age. For the last 3 years he has been practically helpless, but his cheerful and courageous disposition made him seem almost well at times.
Mr. Kerrihard was born Aug 10, 1856, at Davenport, Iowa; was married in 1874 to Eva M Baker; to them were born 5 children, 1 son and 4 daughters. One daughter preceded him. Those living are William R Kerrihard of Red Oak, IA; Mrs. Daisy F Hall of Waverly, NE; Mrs. Claudine Gordon of Red Oak; and Grace R Kerrihard of Red Oak.
He was married to his present wife,, Mollie A Livermore of Lincoln, NE on Sep 15, 1887; the joined the church in 1897. On account of ill health, he removed to Port Angeles in June 1899, where joined the M E Church by transfer of letter in Jul 1899.
The funeral was from the house on the afternoon of March 31, and was conducted by the Rev. W H Williston of the M E church, asssisted by the Rev. C E Fulmer of the same church. A large concourse of sorrowing friends paid their last tribute of respect to his sterling worth.
Mary Theresa Johnson Keyes ( d Oct 4, 1934 )
Mrs. Mary Theresa Keyes, 74, beloved wife of Samuel I Keyes, passed away on Thursday at the family home, 120 E 10th St., after an illness of 5 months. Rosary will be held for her at 7:30 this evening at the Christman Mortuary and services will be held from the Catholic Church at 9am Saturday with Rev. Father Bernard Neary, O.S.B. conducting the Mass. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
Mary Theresa Johnson was born in San Francisco, California on May 1, 1860, and was joined in marriage to Samuel I Keyes at Oakland, California on May 1, 1890, coming to Port Angeles with her several months later.
Her adopted daughter, Mrs. Verne Lyle, was killed in an automobile accident in Seattle 2 weeks ago. Mrs. Keyes has been a devout member of the Catholic faith.
Rose Oberg Keyes ( d Nov 27, 1926 )
[Excerpts from long article.] Mrs. Rose Keys, 38, of Ennis Creek, was almost instantly killed when she was struck by a car Saturday evening at about 6pm on the Olympic Highway just east of the Port Angeles city limits. Mrs. Keyes' neck was broken.
Mrs. Keyes was born at Port Angeles 38 years ago to Mr. and Mrs. J Oberg. She was known as Rose Oberg until her marriage to Al Keyes.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Keyes leaves to mourn her passing 3 sons and a daughter; Alfred, 8; Sanford, 11; Charles 15; and Borie, 18; her mother who resided at Bear Creek; 4 sisters, Mrs. Clara Church, Mrs. Josephine Crane, Mrs. Lizzie Ness, and Mrs. L P Parker, and 3 brothers, Victor, Frank and James.
Final arrangements for the funeral are not yet made, but it is thought the services will be held at the Baptist Church Wednesday at 2pm.
Charles F Keys ( Feb 9, 1992 )
Memorial services for Charles F Keys, 79, of Port Angeles, will be at 1pm Friday at Mt. Angeles Memorial Park Mausoleum. Mr. Keys died Sunday, Feb 9, 1992 in Sequim.
He was born June 7, 1912, in Clallam Bay to Alvin and Rosie O'Berg Keys. His childhood was spent on the West End and he attended school in Beaver. He was a logger in the West End and Alaska. He had lived on the Olympic Peninsula most of his life, recently residing at the Sequim Living Center
Survivors include son Dennis Keys; daughters Frances Hunnicutt of Gold Beach, OR, and Crystal Burge of Clallam Bay; brother Alfred Keys of Joyce; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother and 2 sisters.
Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel is in charge.
Albert Allen Kidd ( d 7 Feb 1937 )
Albert Allen Kidd, 83, resident of Port Angeles since 1913, passed away in this city at 6am Sunday Feb 7. Funeral services will be held for him at 10:30 Wednesday morning from the McDonald Funeral Parlors, with the Rev. C M Bailey of the Episcopal Church reading the service.
Albert Allen Kidd was born in Zanesville, OH on Oct 20, 1854, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Amos A Kidd of West Virginia and spent his early years in Ripley and Parkersburg, WV. He was joined in marriage to Alice Parsons in MO in 1880. Two sons were born to this union--John W and William E Kidd, both now residing in Yorktown, IN.
Several years after the death of Alice Parsons Kidd on Feb 13, 1889, he was married to Fannie Frazer Withers of Cynthiana, KY. Seven children were born to this union, of whom 5 survive him: Robert E Kidd, Aberdeen, WA; Charles A Kidd, Paris, France; W L Kidd, Mrs. Max Church and Mrs. R Miller of Port Angeles. Vernon Kidd, well known locally for his war record was an aviator with the British Air Forces and lost his life in August, 1918.
Mr. Kidd came to Port Angeles with his family from Oklahoma, having gone to Oklahoma before it was admitted to statehood. He farmed there for a number of years. Mrs. Fannie Kidd died in Oklahoma on June 20, 1908.
Mr. Kidd was employed here by the Charles Nelson Mills & Timber Company and by August Swanson. He was an ardent fisherman and took a great pride in the growing popularity of the Port Angeles Salmon Club. He was an enthusiastic gardener and flower lover. However, his chief pride was his family and had many pictures on the wall of his home on Vine St. of 9 children, 22 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Frank Downs of Huntington, WV and a brother, William Kidd of Boston, MA.
Arthur Ritchie Kidd ( d May 20, 1989 )
At his request there will be no service for Arthur Ritchie Kidd, 83, of Chimacum. Arrangements are under the direction of Kosec Funeral Home. Inurnment will be at Ocean View Cemetery in Port Angeles at a later date. Mr. Kidd died Saturday May 20, 1989, at his home.
He was born Dec 23, 1905, in Port Angeles to Ritchie Hume and Frances Priscilla Victoria Payne Kidd. He married Isabel Joyce in 1927 in Port Angeles; the couple were later divorced. On Sep 24, 1960 he married Mary Louisa Hinton McLeod in Port Townsend. She died Nov 2, 1987.
Mr. Kidd was a mail carried from Port Townsend to Brinnon from 1938 to 1950. He later retired from Fort Worden where he worked in maintenance. He was a long-time Marrowstone Island resident prior to moving to Chimacum.
Survivors include one son, Kenneth Kidd of California; one daughter, Helen Norton of Chimacum; 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; 3 stepsons, Harold McLeod of Port Ludlow, Francis L McLeod of Port Townsend, and James A McLeod of Woodland; 2 stepdaughters, Florence L Johnson of Port Townsend and Shirley A Mosley of California; 2 sisters, Jessie Parks of Port Angeles, Margaret Spore of Port Orchard. He was preceded in death by one son, Larry Kidd.
Ritchie H Kidd ( d May 16, 1945 )
Ritchie H Kidd, 75, resident of Clallam County for the past 45 years, died this morning after a lengthy illness. Funeral details will be announced later by the McDonald Funeral Home.
Born at Peterboro, Ontario, Canada April 1, 1879, Mr. Kidd came to Port Angeles in 1900 where his uncle Captain Peter Ritchie resided. After being employed in the Filon mill for short time, Mr. Kidd opened a meat market and operated it until moving to Beaver in Jan 1910.
The farm at Beaver became one of the county's show places and was a large producer of farm products including milk and cream that at one time was supplied to much of the east end of the county.
Mr. Kidd was engaged in many activities during his long residence here and was for many years one of the county's most prominent citizens. He retired from farming about 5 years ago and resided in Port Angeles.
In recent years, Mr. Kidd devoted much of his time to activities at the Elk's Club. He was a pioneer member of Naval Lodge, having joined Dec 19, 1912 and always retained his membership.
Mr. Kidd was the father of 11 children, 7 of whom survive hem. The children are: Wesley Kidd, Port Angeles; Elmer Kidd, Port Orchard; Rufus Kidd, Coulee City, WA; and Arthur Kidd, Port Townsend; Mrs. Olive Smelling, Mount Pleasant; Mrs. Jessie Parks, Port Angeles; and Mrs. Margaret Spore, Port Angeles. There are a number of grandchildren and other relatives and 2 sisters residing in the area.
Mary Edith Stubbs Kilby ( d 10 Sep 1929 )
Clallam County lost one of its most valued early pioneers when Mrs. Mary Edith Kilby, 62, who made her home in the sparsely-settled Forks district 38 years ago, passed away Tuesday morning at her home in Sequim.
Funeral services will be held from the chapel of the Dewey Lyden Company, funeral directors, at 1:30pm Friday. Rev. C E Fulmer will officiate and Interment will be in the Dungeness Cemetery.
Born at Hay River, WI in 1867, Mary Edith Stubbs spent here early youth in that section but heard the call of the West and came to the Olympic Peninsula at the ago of 24. She went to the woodland settlement of Forks and taught school at that place. On Nov. 22, 1894, she was married to Samuel L Kilby at Forks. Four children, all of whom are living, were born to the couple.
Samuel Kilby operated the first store at Forks and held the responsibility of packing in the mail from Port Angeles by horse. In addition to the store, the first hotel in the far western community also was conducted by him. He passed away several years ago.
The late Mrs. Kilby moved to Sequim in recent years and made here home there until her death. Of the 4 surviving children, 3, Mrs. Belle Ecker, Leroy W Kilby and Roy H Kilby, reside at Sequim. One daughter, Mrs. Mabel Baerwald, lives at Eugene, OR.
Two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Steves and Mrs. Celia Lesure have their homes at Burnett, WI. A brother, William Stubbs, lives in Baxterville, WI.
Mrs. Kilby was a member of the Port Angeles Rebekah chapter.
Both the late Mr. and Mrs. Kilby played an important part in development of the now thriving Forks district and were highly respected by the people of that community as well as by all others with whom they came into contact. The passing of the pioneer woman is regretted by scores of friends in all parts of the county.
Mary Elmira Silverling Kilmer
Mrs. Mary Elmira Kilmer, 77, died in a local hospital Thursday forenoon having been ill the past several days.
Funeral services will me Monday at 2pm at the McDonald Funeral Home with Rev. Carl E Fischer officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
Mrs. Kilmer was born Mary Elmira Silverling in Brookville, PA Sep 23, 1873. She married C A Kilmer in Pennsylvania in Aug 1909. The couple came to Port Angeles after the wedding and had resided here ever since. Mr. Kilmer died in Feb 1942.
Also deceased is a son, Charles Hoffman of Joyce, who died in Sep 1949.
Two sons survive, Thomas Hoffman of Joyce and Harry Hoffman of Poulsbo. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
John Alfred King (1965 )
Funeral services for John Alfred King, 53, who died Monday will be held Thursday at 1pm at McDonald Funeral Home. Rev. Harold Judkins will officiate; interment will follow at Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
Mr. King was born April 29, 1912 in Port Angeles to Mr. and Mrs. George King. He had lived in the Port Angeles area all his life.
On Feb 22, 1942 he married Myrtle Summerville in Shelton. She survives him at their home on Blue Mountain Road. Mr. King was a farmer and drove a school bus. He was a veteran of WWII.
Besides his wife, he is survived by 5 sons, John A, James E, Marvin L, Richard L and Robert A King, all of Port Angeles; 2 daughters, Donna and Mary of Port Angeles; his mother, Mrs. May King, Port Angeles; 2 sisters, Mrs. Harvey Lewman, Port Angeles and Mrs. Clifford Aden, Tacoma; 2 brothers, Kenneth and George King, Jr. of Port Angeles.
May Stilwell King
A graveside service for May S King, 89, a native of the Blue Mountain area, will be at 11am Tuesday at Mt. Angeles Memorial Park with the Rev. David Bryant of Fairview church officiating. Mrs. King died Saturday in Port Angeles. Burial is under direction of Ridgeview Funeral Chapel.
May Stilwell was born at Blue Mountain to Fred and Ella Stilwell on Feb 3, 1891. She attended school in a one-room log cabin across the road from the present schoolhouse. Later she was a student at the Central School in Port Angeles, which was located on the site of the present Post Office.
After schooling she went to Port Townsend as a governess for an Army Officer's family. There she met George King, a sergeant in the Army at Fort Worden. They were married June 16, 1909.
Upon his discharge from the service, the couple moved to Ohio. The next year the couple returned to the Blue Mountain area.
Mrs. King and her husband became active in Grange work and instrumental in organizing the Fairview Church. During World War II, Mrs. King was a lookout for planes and received a medal for her many hours of observation. After 56 years of marriage, Mr. King died in 1965.
Among survivors are one son, Kenneth King of Port Angeles; 2 daughters, Mrs. Harvey Lewman of Port Angeles and Mrs. Clifford Aden of Tacoma; 16 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Pearl E Vail King ( d Oct 9, 1988 )
A funeral service for Pearl E King, 93, of Sequim will be at 1pm Thursday at the Sequim United Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Gerald Andrews will officiate. Interment will follow at Sequim View Cemetery. Mrs. King died Sunday, Oct 9, 1988 at Olympic Memorial Hospital.
She was born July 19, 1895 in Minneapolis, MN, to Fred and Mary Vail. When she was 6 the family moved to Snohomish.
She married Roy King Oct 28, 1916 in Snohomish. She lived for a year in Canada before returning to Snohomish. In 1924 the couple moved to Lost Mountain and have lived near Sequim since. He died in 1978,
Mrs. King was a member of the United Presbyterian Church, an honorary member of the VFW Auxiliary, and was a Gold Star Mother.
Survivors include 3 sons, Lawrence and John King, both of Sequim, and Don King of Port Angeles; 5 daughters, Mary Edgington of Olympia; Virginia Fuller of Seattle; Doris Webster of Sequim; Mildred Winter of Arlington; Lorraine King of Port Angeles; 24 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren. One son, Warren, died in 1945 in WWII.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Wayne, Warren, and Gordon King, Don King, Jr., Bill Winter, Jr. and Jim Winter.
Sequim Valley Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Roy King ( d Mar 29, 1978 )
A funeral service to Roy King, 81, Rt. 6, Box 895, Sequim, was Saturday at 1pm at the Presbyterian Church of Sequim with Rev. Floyd G Torrence officiating. Mr. King died Wednesday, Mar 29, in Port Angeles. Interment was at Sequim View Cemetery.
Mr. King was born Aug 2, 1896 in Snohomish, the son of Chauncey and Mary King. He was married Oct 28, 1916 in Snohomish to Pearl Vail. Following their marriage the lived in Canada for one years.
The couple moved to Lost Mountain in 1924 from Snohomish. He was formerly employed as a logger, and also worked for the county Highway Department for 10 years prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Sequim.
Survivors include his wife, Pearl King, of Sequim; sons Donald of Port Angeles and Lawrence and John, both of Sequim. His oldest son, Warren, preceded him in death in WWII./ Surviving daughters are Mary Edgington, Olympia; Virginia Fuller and Doris Webster, Sequim; Mildred Winter, Arlington, and Lorraine King, Port Angeles; 24 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; brother John King and Archie King of Seattle, and Harold King of Snohomish and a sister, Lorraine Asen of Seattle.
Sequim Valley Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Conrad Z Kirner ( d Oct 20 1998 )
"Rainbow Dad" Conrad Z Kirner died at age 92. He was born to Joseph and Mary (Fowler) Kirner and graduated from Sequim High School in 1926.
Before its closure, he worked in the logging camp of Nelson and Jones, located near Diamond Point Road, and this is where he met Naomia I Goforth, whom he married April 23, 1927 in Shelton.
The Kirners later moved to Discovery Bay where he worked on the new pipeline for Port Townsend Pulp Mill before again becoming a feller, this time near Brinnon, on the Hood Canal.
When a friend Dell Ray got Mr. Kirner a job at the Sequim-Dungeness Creamery, the Kirners moved to Sequim and he became maker of the dairy's famous cottage cheese.
The Depression hit, his pay was only $80 a month and the creamery was sold, so Mr. Kirner returned to felling until an accident and a broken ankle led him to retire in 1970.
He was a 55 year member of the Masonic Lodge, a 54 year member Olympic Peninsula Shrine Club and Order of Eastern Star, as well as a board member and "Rainbow Dad" for the Order of Rainbow Girls.
Additionally, Mr. Kirner was a teamster and a 25 year member of the Sequim Fire Department and a past commissioner of the fire district.
Survivors include his wife of 71 years, at home; sons Harry of Port Angeles and Harry of Ferndale; daughter Evelyn Stringer and brother John, both of Sequim, as well as brother Douglas of Parris, California; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Son Bon A preceded him in death.
Services: 2pm Oct 29 in the Masonic Temple, Sequim; Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel, Port Angeles is in charge.
Mary Fowler Kirner ( 4 Jan 1959 )
Mrs. Mary Kirner, 88, of Sequim, a Clallam County resident 68 years, died at Sequim Sunday after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2pm at the Sequim Trinity Methodist church, with the Rev. Dean Stout officiating. Burial will be under the direction of the Harper Funeral Home.
Mrs. Kirner was a member of the Sequim Rebekah Lodge and Sequim Royal Neighbors.
Mrs. Kirner was born in Perth, Scotland, July 30, 1870. She came to the United States when 17 years old and to Clallam County in 1890. Surviving are 6 sons, 3 daughters, 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
The 6 sons are Leonard and Donald Fernie and Conrad and John Kirner, all of Sequim, and Henry Kirner, Seattle, and Douglas Kirner, Los Angeles; the 3 daughters are Mrs. Dorothy Works and Mrs. Ellen Resos, both of Los Angeles and Mrs. Edna Webber, Portland, a brother, John Fowler of Constantine, MI.
Julius I. Kirschberg ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of 30 Oct 1935 )
Julius I Kirschberg, 57, this city's most prominent pioneer businessman, died at his home here at midnight Tuesday evening. Mr. Kirschberg had been ill for many months but his condition was not considered serious when he was taken with a sudden seizure that was fatal. Funeral announcements will be made by the Christman Mortuary Thursday.
The late Mr. Kirschberg, owner of the Leader Department Store, had been a part of the business life of Port Angeles for about 45 years and was the oldest man in point of service in the city.
Born in Russian Poland, April 18, 1878, Mr. Kirschberg came to America at an early age and about 45 years ago came here and became engaged in the mercantile business with his father, the late Isaac Kirschberg. A few years later he entered business for himself and has continued until now.
For practically all the time he lived her Mr. Kirschberg was a civic leader. His business life here was a history of the city. He was a past president of the Chamber of Commerce; Past Exalted Ruler of the Naval Lodge of Elks, Past President of the Rotary Club. He was a director of the First National Bank. His affiliations were the Elks Lodge, Blue Lodge of Masons, Knights Templar and Nile Temple of the Shrine.
Surviving relatives are the widow, Mrs. Florence May Kirschberg, Port Angeles, whom he married in 1908; a brother, Joseph Kirschberg, NYC; a sister, Dr. Rose I H Hinuwich, NY; 2 nephews, Arnold Levy, this city, and Dr. George Levy, San Francisco. There are also other cousins, nieces and nephews in NY and CA.
The passing of Mr. Kirschberg last night was a profound shock to hundreds of people in the city and county. He had been for so many years a part of the business life of the city that his death was like a personal loss to scores of business associates.
***Follow-up article of 10-31-1935, in part***
Last rites for the late Julius I Kirschberg, pioneer Port Angeles merchant who passed away Tuesday night, will be held Friday, the Christman Mortuary announced today.
Services will be held at 10:30am Friday morning in the Masonic Temple Lodgeroom, with Port Angeles Lodge 69 F&AM in charge........
At 4:30pm, services will be held in the Schoenfeld Memorial Chapel at Seattle, with Rabbi Koch officiating. Interment will be in the Hills of Eternity mausoleum at Seattle. [pallbearers omitted]
Lucille Jeanette Kish ( bu Ocean View Cemetery Oct 15, 1963 )
Mrs. Lucille Jeanette Kish, 56, wife of Tom Kish, 201 Forest Ave., Port Angeles, died last Friday after a lengthy illness. Rosary will be recited at the McDonald Funeral Home at 8pm tonight. Funeral services will be held at Queen of Angels Catholic Church Tuesday at 9am with burial in Ocean View Cemetery.
Mrs. Kish was a member of the pioneer Nichols family of this city. She was born Oct 19, 1906 in Eureka, California and married Tom Kish in Seattle June 4, 1930.
She spent her childhood and much of her adult life here for the past 40 years.
Mrs. Kish was active in civic and church affairs over a long period of time. She was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Olympic Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and the Port Angeles Garden Club. Surviving relatives include her husband, Tom Kish, sons Gary and Jack Kish, a daughter Carolyn Kish, all of Port Angeles and another daughter, Judy Kish, of NY. Others surviving are her father, Jack Nichols and mother, Mrs. Georgia Horton, both of Port Angeles; brothers Kenneth and Wayne Nichols and Donald Horton, all of Port Angeles and 4 grandchildren.
Kitselman, LeRoy ( d Aug 12, 1989 )
A memorial service for LeRoy Kitselman, 78, of Port Angeles will be at 4pm Monday at the Alano Club, 4407 Fairmount Ave. Cremation will be at Mt. Angeles Memorial Park. Mr. Kitselman died Saturday, Aug 12, 1989 in Port Angeles.
Mr. Kitselman was born May 7, 1911, in Fargo, ND to Albert L and Maria Forsmark Kitselman. The family moved to Port Angeles in 1919.
He married Georgia L Scott on April 10, 1932 in Port Angeles. He retired from I.T.T. Rayonier, Inc. in 1974 where he worked for over 40 years. He was a member of the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers and helped organize the union.
Mr. Kitselman was active for many years a s a volunteer of the Community Alcohol Center and Serenity House. He had served on the alcohol board and the mental health board, He was a 4-H leader for 5 years.
Survivors include his wife, Georgia Kitselman of Port Angeles; a son Gary Kitselman of Newfoundland; 2 daughters, Mary Kochanek of Port Angeles and Lynn Lupson of Alaska; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. One grandchild preceded him in death. also included are 2 sisters, Margaret Steik of Port Angeles and Edith Sousa of California.
Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Antoinette (Nettie) Klahn ( d 13 Nov 1948 )
Funeral services for Mrs. Antoinette (Nettie) Klahn were held Wednesday at 2pm from the Forks First Congregational Church with Rev. Evan David conducting the services. Mrs. Thomas Mansfield was soloist and she was accompanied at the organ by Mrs. U S Ford. Interment was in the Forks Cemetery under direction of the Forks Mortuary.
Mrs. Antoinette Klahn was born in [Montreal] Quebec, Canada on July 7, 1881 and passed away in a Port Angeles hospital last Saturday at the age of 67 years, 4 months and 4 days. She came, with her parents, to the West End in 1887 to settle at Beaver. She made the trip with her mother and sister, the late Mrs. August Konopaski, by boat to Pysht and from there they traveled on mule to Beaver.
On Jan 9, 1897 she was married to Theodore Klahn. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1947. The marriage was performed at Beaver at the home of the bride's sister with Justice of the Peace Dave Christopher reading the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Klahn had 10 children all of whom are living except Russell.
Mr. and Mrs. Klahn's first home was at Beaver. In 1898 they moved with their son Henry to Lake Pleasant on property which Mr. Klahn and his brother had bought in 1896.
It was in 1906 that Mr. and Mrs. Klahn and their family of several children moved to Quillayute Prairie. The house they lived in was razed when the Quillayute Air Base was built here during the 1940s. They lived at Quillayute Prairie until 1913 when they bought a ranch on the Sol Duc River. In 1944 this ranch was sold to Arthur Munson and Mr. and Mrs. Klahn moved to Forks, where they have made their home since.
Mrs. Klahn was a typical pioneer of this West End country and she thoroughly enjoyed her active early day life. She was a kind and loving wife and mother, a good Christian and a fine neighbor.
Surviving relatives include her husband, Theodore; her children: Howard of Bellingham; Henry Pat, William, Jim Klahn and Mrs. Joyce Medsker, all of Forks; Mrs. Charlotte Dilley of Myrtle Creek, OR; Mrs. Louise Smith of Port Angeles and Mrs. Freida Lidgren of Kirkland. She is also survived by 37 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Charlotte Klahn ( no date or newspaper on clipping )
Mrs. Charlotte Klahn, 101, Clallam County's oldest citizen, a resident of the west end of Clallam County for 46 years, died Tuesday noon at Forks.
Mrs. Klahn was 101 years, 1 month, and 15 days old. She leaves 117 direct descendants to the 5th generation, most of whom live in the western part of Clallam County.
A year ago there was a civic celebration at Forks when "Grandma" Klahn celebrated her 100th birthday. Every year since the old lady was about 90, the neighbors gave her a birthday party at which she danced.
Funeral services will be held next Sunday at 2pm at the Quillayute Church with Rev. David in charge and burial in the Quillayute Cemetery by the Taylor Mortuary. Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Mrs. Klahn had resided for many years on a farm near LaPush with her youngest son, William. That son died about 8 months ago but she continued to live on the farm with a granddaughter.
Mrs. Klahn was 50 years old when she left Germany for America with some of her children in 1890. Mr. Klahn remained in Germany for a couple of years, then came out to NY where the rest of the family was residing. Forty-nine years ago, Mr. Klahn came west with some of his sons and homesteaded on the Dickey River. In 1895, Mrs. Klahn joined her husband on the Dickey River homestead. After several years ranching on the Dickey River, the family moved to Shuwah where Mr. Klahn died in 1911.
The Klahns, father, mother and sons, worked together during those pioneer days, carving farms out of the toughest country in the world, surrounded by giant trees and jungle-like underbrush, the story of her toil to create homes would make a volume in itself. Mrs. Klahn took her place with the men in the woods and fields and labored from dawn to sundown each day.
Mrs. Charlotte Klahn was born on the Island of Femerland, in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Germany, Feb 3, 1840. She was married to Henry Klahn when she was about 17 years old and is the mother of 13 children, 5 of whom are living.
Her oldest daughter is Mrs. Henrietta Lokoth, of Cologne, Germany who is 82 years of age.
There are 2 other daughters, Mrs. Freda Wolgast and Mrs. Henry Bucholz, both of Jersey City, NJ. There are 2 sons, Theodore and Louis, farmers at Shuwah near Forks.
Besides the children, there are 37 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
Howard Theodore Klahn ( 21 Nov 1973 )
Graveside services for Howard Theodore Klahn, 66, will be at 10am Saturday at Forks Cemetery. Mr. Klahn died Nov 21 in Bellingham. Funeral services and cremation were there Nov 26.
Mr. Klahn was born in Clallam Bay Mar 5, 1907, to Theodore and Annette Klahn. He lived in and around Forks until 1947 when he moved to Bellingham, where he worked in the Post Office until his retirement in 1969 after 21 years of service.
Mr. Klahn is survived by daughters Mrs. Phyllis Hamer and Mrs. Gail Backstrom of Bellingham and Mrs. Lynda Delcamp of Anchorage, AK; sons, Ronald and David Klahn of Forks; brothers William and James Klahn of Forks and M E "Pat" Klahn of Longview, and 17 grandchildren.
James L Klahn ( d Jul 25, 1993 )
A memorial service is planned at a later date for James L Klahn, 78, of Forks who died Sunday, July 25, 1993, in Forks Community Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born Jan 31, 1915 in Tyee to the West End pioneers Theodore and Antoinette Boudreaux Klahn. He grew up on his parents' ranch, north of Forks, on the Sol Duc River.
He married Navarre "Nikki" Hennings July 2, 1938. He worked at the local creamery and on highway or bridge construction until 1942 when he took a job building the Quillayute Air Base. A year later, he began driving a log truck, a job he held for more than 30 years.
Mr. Klahn began building rental houses in the 1950s; he and his wife developed Forks properties that include the Terra Eden and Sherwood Forest neighborhoods.
Survivors include wife Nikki of Dungeness; sons James of Seattle, Kurt of Forks, Jeffrey of Iowa City, IA; daughter Patricia Robbins of Port Angeles; sister Joyce Anderson of Forks; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Drennan-Ford Funeral Home is in charge.
Kenneth K Klahn ( d May 16, 1993 )
Services for Kenneth K Klahn, 69, of Forks will be at 2pm Saturday in the Quillayute Prairie Cemetery. The Rev. George Williams of Forks Bible church will officiate. Mr. Klahn died Sunday, May 16, 1993, in Port Angeles.
He was born Sep 15, 1923, in Quillayute Prairie to Maxwell and Anna Klahn. The son of a pioneer family, he spent most of his life on the Olympic Peninsula, where he worked in logging until retirement.
During WWII, he served in the U S Army with the 10th Mountain Division; he received the Bronze Star. He was a charter member of the Forks Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include sons Kelly of Lynnwood and Casey of Seattle; daughter Linda Tackett of Forks; brothers Theodore of Copalis Beach, George of Port Angeles and Donald of Hoquiam; sisters Dorothy Hulbert of Copalis Beach, Edna Hulbert of Forks and Anita Paddock of Richfield; 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. He was preceded in death by brothers Louis, Carl, Richard as well as sisters Bernice, Christine and Margaret.
Drennan-Ford Funeral Home is in charge. There was cremation.
Louis Klahn ( d Jan 1, 1953 )
Funeral services for Louis Klahn, a member of one of the oldest families of the West End, were held Tuesday at 1pm at the Forks Assembly of God Church. The Rev. C C Wilcox officiated and his sister, Miss Wilcox was soloist, singing "Abide with Me" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." Following services, interment was in the Quillayute cemetery under direction of Forks Mortuary.
Louis Klahn was born in Germany on Mar 19, 1871 and would have been 82 years of age this year. He passed away Sunday in Forks following a short illness.
Mr. Klahn, with his parents and their large family of children, migrated to the United States in 1886, settling in the east. The family came west to Clallam County in 1901 and has lived here ever since. Family members homesteaded in the Quillayute, Sol Duc and Forks areas.
In his many years spent here, Mr. Klahn was noted as a woodsman and logger. He was highly respected by all who knew him.
He is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Florence Smith of Sappho and Mrs. Anna Moring, Beaver; 2 sons, Fred Klahn of Forks and Dan Klahn of Tillamook, OR; a brother, Theodore Klahn of Forks; and 2 sisters in the east; several grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Max Klahn ( article dtd 6-17-37 )
As he was entering a car to be brought to the Forks Hospital, Max Klahn, aged 58, collapsed and died last Friday night. He had been in poor health for several months.
Mr. Klahn was born April 6, 1879 in Germany. He came to this country in 1890. He married Anna Steinberg in NJ in 1908. Mr. Klahn lived in the country about 42 years finding it on his arrival a wilderness with trails. The construction of wagon roads was being started about the time of his arrive here. He had lived here for several years before his return to the east for his marriage.
He is survived by his widow, his mother, Mrs. Charlotte, Klahn, also of Quillayute, 13 children, 6 grandchildren 3 sisters and 3 brothers.
A large number of people attended the services which were held in the Forks Community Congregational Church. The Rev. H N Wakefield was in charge. Mrs. Wakefield, Miss Phyllis Wakefield and Mrs. Nat Broughton sang.
Interment was in the Quillayute Cemetery with Robert J Taylor funeral director in charge.
His sons and daughters are: Mrs. Marguerite Kennedy, Mrs. Dorothy Shaughnessy, Seattle, Mrs. Frank Willett, of the Bogachiel; Mrs. Leland Hulbert, Quillayute; and Louis, Theodore, Carl, George, Kenneth, Richard, Bernice, Donald and Nita Klahn.
The 3 brothers are William Klahn, Quillayute; and Louis and Theodore, Shuwah. One sister, Mrs. Kate Buckolz, lives in NJ. The other 2 live in Germany.
Richard N Klahn ( d Mar 11, 1992 )
Private family services are planned at a later date for Richard N Klahn, 67, of Forks who died Wednesday, Mar 11, 1992 in Forks.
Mr. Klahn was born Dec 15, 1924, in Forks, to Max and Anna Klahn. He married Shirley Lesure Sep 15, 1976, in Tacoma. He served in WWII and in the Korean Conflict., He worked for the Clallam County Road Department, retiring in 1983 after 28 years. He also worked in the woods and as a log truck driver. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Teamsters Union.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley of Forks; sons Don Klahn of Auburn and Edwin Klahn of Forks; stepson Joe Fincher of California and Richard and Robert Sprinkle, both of Seattle; daughter Anita Ferris of Forks; stepdaughters Joan King of Raymond and Kathleen Heesch of Sappho; 21 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; brothers Theodore Klahn of Port Angeles, Kenneth Klahn of Forks; Donald Klahn of Hoquiam; sisters Dorothy Hulbert of Copalis, Edna Hulbert of Forks, Bernice Richardson of Kalama, Anita Paddock of Ridgefield.
Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel is in charge. There was cremation.
Theodore Klahn ( d 5 June 1955 )
Theodore H Klahn, 90, pioneer of the west end of Clallam County, died at Forks Sunday morning after a short illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2pm at the Forks Congregational Church with the Rev. Norman Scruton officiating. Burial will be in the Forks Cemetery under the direction of the Forks Mortuary.
Mr. Klahn was born in Germany Jan 6, 1865. He came to the went end of Clallam County with his brother, Louis Klahn in 1900. His brother died in 1953. He was a farmer who lived in the west end of the county for the past 55 years.
Surviving relatives include 4 daughters, Charlotte Dilley and Mrs. Ole Lidgren, both of Ketchikan, Alaska; Louise Smith, Port Angeles and Joyce Medsker, Forks; 4 sons, Pat, William and James Klahn, all of Forks and Howard Klahn, Bellingham; two sisters, Kate Bucholz and Freda Walgust, both of Jersey City, NJ; 36 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren.
William Klahn ( d Mar 9, 1940 )
Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at the Congregational Church for William Klahn, pioneer West End rancher. Rev. Evan David officiated at the ceremony. Interment was in the Quillayute Cemetery. Henry, Howard, Louis, Theodore, James and Frederick Klahn, all nephews of the deceased, acted as pallbearers. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Robert Taylor Undertaker and Ambulance Service.
William Klahn, the youngest son of the late Henry Klahn and his wife Charlotte Klahn, was born in Fehmerne, North Germany on June 25, 1881, and passed away at the local hospital on Saturday March 9, at the age of 58 years and 8 months.
He came to the United States in 1890 and resided at NY where he attended school. In 1895, he came west to Quillayute in Clallam County, and lived there up to the time of his death.
He was married twice, first to Bertha Vail, who died 8 years after their marriage; secondly he married Susie Ryan, who died on year later.
Mr. Klahn was the son of Mrs. Charlotte Klahn who recently observed her 100th birthday and with whom she [thus] had been living.
Survivors include his mother, his daughter, Mary, 2 brothers, Louis and Theodore of Clallam County; 3 sister, Mrs. Katie Bucholtz of NJ, now visiting here, Freida of Jersey City, NJ, Henrietta in Germany; one Grandson, Harold, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Calvin C Knapman ( d Jul 3, 1992 )
Memorial services for lifelong Sequim resident Calvin C Knapman, 67, will be at 11am Friday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Sequim. He died Friday, July 3, 1992 in Sequim.
He was born June 21, 1925, and served in the U S Navy during WWII. He was a cattle rancher for many years. In 1957 he became owner/operator of Cal's Drive Inn, which is now Traylor's Restaurant, Sequim. He was a member of the Operators Union.
Survivors include sons Doug and Dennis Knapman, both of Sequim, and Duane Knapman of Clallam Bay; daughter Jolene Knapman, Sequim; brothers Bill and John Knapman, both of Sequim; and 2 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughter Julie Knapman in 1977 and sister Connie Turner.
Sequim Valley Chapel is in charge. Cremation was by Mt. Angeles Crematory.
Charles F Knapman ( d Jun 27, 1971 )
Funeral services for Charles F Knapman, 80, of Sequim, will be held Tuesday at 1pm at Sequim Valley Chapel. Cremation will be at Mt. Angeles Crematory. Rev. Floyd Torrence will officiate.
Mr. Knapman died in Sequim Sunday. He lived at 272 W Bell in Sequim. He was born Mar 9, 1891 in Sequim, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Knapman. He attended schools in Dungeness and Sequim. As a boy he worked on his parents' farm. He then purchased a farm on Happy Valley which he owned for many years. At one time he was a water superintendent for Sequim. He also worked for the county and state highway departments. He enjoyed gardening and fishing.
His widow Julia survives in Sequim. Other survivors include a stepson, Robert Dier of Hoquaim; 2 daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Bruseau of Everett and Mrs. Lyonell Dilling of Port Angeles; 2 step-daughters, Mrs. Norman Dalton of Lynnwood and Mrs. Dorothy Stewart of Seattle; a sister, Mrs. Emma Brooks of Kent, 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchildren.
Emily Knapman ( d April 2, 1933 )
SEQUIM--For 62 years a resident of the East End of Clallam County, Mrs. Emily Knapman, 75, passed away at her Sequim home at 10:30 Sunday evening. Her death followed a long illness.
Mrs. Knapman was born at Krunkren, England, on Sep 5, 1857 and came to America at an early age. Through her long years of residence in this region, she made a great number of friends and was thoroughly posted on the history of the [Olympic] Peninsula.
She is survived by her husband, John B Knapman; 2 sons, Henry and Charles Knapman, Sequim; 3 daughters, Lena J Laurensen and Mrs. Elva Irene Emery of Sequim; and Mrs. Emma F Brooks, Kent; 16 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday from the Methodist Episcopal Church in Sequim at 2pm, Rev. Hart officiating. Burial will be in Sequim Cemetery. Edward Quenell, mortician, is to be in charge.
Bessie Lotzgesell Knoph
There were no services for Bessie M Knoph, 87, former Port Angeles and Sequim resident, who died Monday in Waco, Texas. Cremation was in Waco.
Mrs. Knoph was the daughter of a pioneer Dungeness family born Mar 4, 1892 at Dungeness to Frank and Alice Lotzgesell. She attended school in the area and graduated from high school in Port Angeles. Her husband, Frank Knoph, died in 1957. Mrs. Knoph worked for 30 years in the Port Angeles Library.
Following her retirement, she moved to Sequim and 3 years ago she moved to Texas. Mrs. Knoph was a member of Pilgrim Chapter, Order of Easter Star and the Dungeness Wonen's Improvement club.
Surviving are a son, Fred B Knoph of Waco and a brother, Henry Lotzgesell of Sequim.
Edward Walter Knoph ( Aug. 6, 1967 )
Memorial services were held today for Edward Walter Knoph at Bleitz Funeral Home in Seattle. Cremation followed. Mr. Knoph, 78, who died Sunday, was born in Dungeness in 1889. He moved to Seattle in 1918 where he worked as a longshore checker. His address there had been 2424 E Valley St. He retired 15 years ago.
Survivors are a son, Robert Knoph, Seattle; 3 sisters, Mrs. Allo Carlson, Mrs. Helen Sherwood, both of Seattle and Mrs. Andrew Petro, Tacoma.
Thomas W. Knoph
Thomas W Knoph, age 85, father of Frank Knoph of this city, passed away in Seattle on Feb 11, it was learned today. He was visiting relatives when death came.
Born in Illinois, Mr. Knoph moved West and landed at Discovery Bay in 1874. He later moved to the Dungeness valley where for 20 years. He lived on the farm now owned by Rex McInnis.
Funeral services will be held in Seattle Saturday, cremation to follow.
Mr. Knoph is survived by 4 daughters, and 5 sons. One of the sons is Aden Knoph of Port Townsend.
Peter Knutsen ( May 5, 1937 )
Peter Knutsen, 71, of Sequim, Washington passed away May 4 at his country home located near the Dungeness River on the old highway between Sequim and Port Angeles.
Mr. Knutsen was born in Norway, Dec 12, 1865 and was one of four brothers who immigrated to this country in the early eighties. Two of them settled in Minnesota; one of whom was a prosperous farmer while Peter with his brother John came to the Pacific Coast a few years later. They settled at Port Angeles and resided in this city for six years during which time they took homestead land near the Elwah River besides owning several lots in this city. Mr. Knutsen was occupied as steamboat fireman previous to this settlement, running between Seattle and ports of western Alaska. A little later he settled on the above mentioned farm where he resided for 37 years until his death.
The funeral will be conducted by the Sequim Mortuary from the Calvary Temple Church of Sequim Friday of this week at 2pm. J M Amundsen, former pastor of the Sequim Church and a close friend of the deceased will preach the sermon and his son Roald and daughter Dorothy will sing.
Interment will be at the Dungeness Cemetery where his body will rest beside that of his brother John, who preceded him by 11 years.
His passing is mourned by those who knew him and especially his nephew, Henry Gunderson, well known farmer in the East End, Ole Miller of Auburn, also a nephew, besides his niece Mary Knutsen and second niece Agnes Knutsen who now resides at the old farm.
Melvin A Kobel ( bu Ocean View Cemetery Dec 2, 1960 )
Melvin A Kobel, 53, of 318 W 6th St, who was born and raised in Port Angeles died Wednesday after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home Friday at 11am with the Rev. Carl E Fischer officiating. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
Mr. Kobel was born in Port Angeles June 29, 1907. He attended the city's grammar and high schools. For the past 15 years he owned and operated a roofing company. He was a member of Naval Lodge of Elks and the Port Angeles Carpenters Union.
Surviving relatives include a son, Melvin F Kobel and mother, Mrs. Amelia Anderson and 3 grandchildren, all of Port Angeles.
Climena D Harbaugh Kochanek ( d 10 Apr 1980 )
Funeral services for Mrs. Climena Kochanek, 88, 825 E 5th St., will be at 11am Tuesday at the Ridgeview Chapel with the Rev. Milton Gire officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Angeles Memorial Park. Mrs. Kochanek died in Port Angeles Thursday.
She was born Mar 11, 1892 in Kansas to Mr. and Mrs. Luther Harbaugh. The family moved to Port Angeles In 1910 and Mrs. Kochanek had resided here since that time. She was married in 1929 to Harry Kochanek who died in 1963.
Mrs. Kochanek is survived by 5 sons, Harry, John, David, all of Port Angeles; Michel of Bellevue and Donald of Indiana; 2 daughters, Shirley D LaVilla of Puyallup; a sister, Freda Wooding of Seattle; 22 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Harry Mackary Kochanek
Harry Mackary Kochanek, 67, of Rte 3. Mt. Angeles District, died Tuesday after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at the Harper Funeral Home Friday at 2pm with the Rev. Gordon Gale officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
He was born in Now Sonc, Poland, Jan 10, 1896. He came to the United States in 1913. He had attended schools Germany. He first located at Chicago and served in the US Army during W.W.I. Leaving Chicago he went to Alaska and while living at Anchorage was employed by the Alaska Railroad which was built and is operated by the US government. He moved from Alaska to Port Townsend where he was employed at the CZ [Crown Zellerbach] Mill a year. The family came to Port Angeles in 1923 and made their home in the Mt. Angeles district. He married Climena Harbaugh here Nov 1, 1929.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Mrs. Climena Kochanek, sons Harry, John and David Kochanek of Port Angeles and Michael Kochanek, Spokane and Donald Kochanek, Los Angeles; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Sullivan, Los Angeles; and a step-daughter, Mrs. Shirley LaVille, Los Angeles; and 17 grandchildren.
Michel Kochanek ( d Jan 20, 1989 )
A memorial service for Michel Kochanek, 64, of Bellevue, will be at 1pm Thursday at Harper-Ridgeview Chapel. Pastor Charles Mays of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate. Inurnment will be at Mt. Angeles Memorial Park at a later date. Mr. Kochanek died Friday, Jan 20, 1989 in Bellevue.
He was born March 24, 1924, in Port Townsend to Harry and Magda Kochanek. He attended Port Angeles High School and the University of Washington.
He married Frances Wyman-White in 1950 in Port Angeles. She died in 1974.
Mr. Kochanek worked in California and Spokane. He was a longtime resident of Bellevue, where he worked as a manager at Interspace until his retirement. Mr. Kochanek was a veteran of the Navy Air Force and the U S Army.
Survivors include 4 brothers, Harry, John, David Kochanek of Port Angeles and Donald Kochanek of Indiana; 1 sister, Dorothy Sullivan of Kent.
A Raleigh Konopaski ( d 1972 )
Funeral services for A Raleigh Konopaski, 58, will be held at Queen of Angels Catholic Church Friday at 10am. Rosary will be recited at Ridgeview Chapel Thursday at 7:30pm. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Memorial Park.
Mr. Konopaski died in Port Angeles Monday. He was born Nov 17, 1914 in Beaver. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. August Konopaski. He attended schools in Beaver and the first year the Queen of Angels Catholic School was opened in Port Angeles. He lived all his life in this area where he owned and operated Diamond Fruit and Produce. He married Joy Robb in Aberdeen in 1938. She survives at the family home 1212 E 6th St. Mr. Konopaski was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church, BPOE 353 and Teamsters Local 589.
Other survivors include 4 sons, Terry of Montana, Larry of Sekiu, Reggie of Oregon and Kim of Port Angeles; a daughter, Mrs. Ed Bedford of Port Angeles; 6 brothers, Leo, Carl and Warren of Port Angeles; Edward of Beaver; Lloyd of Sekiu; and Gene of Clallam Bay; 3 sisters, Mrs. Kenneth Aker of Mount Vernon, Mrs. J L MacDonald of Beaver and Mrs. Don Halbman of Silverdale, and 8 grandchildren.
Cordelia Beadreau Konopaski ( d 3 Mar 1941 )
Funeral services were held in Port Angeles Wednesday morning for the late Mrs. Cordelia Konopaski, 61, wife of A M Konopaski of Sekiu, who passed away at Port Angeles General Hospital last Saturday at 10:30pm.
The rites were held from Queen of Angels Catholic Church at 9am Wednesday, the Rev. Father Bernard Neary, O. S. B. officiating, with burial at Mt. Angeles Cemetery. Robert J Taylor of Forks, funeral director, was in charge. Mass was said at Forks Tuesday morning in special services.
Mrs. Konopaski was one of the most widely-known pioneer residents of Clallam County, having lived in the West End nearly 50 years. She was born at Montreal, Quebec, June 2 , 1879 and came to this county at the age of 12. Her father had been lost at sea when she was an infant and her mother later married Anthony Eiholzer, who had a homestead claim on the Calawa River. It was to this claim the family came.
Mrs. Konopaski, whose maiden name was Cordelia Beadreau, was married in 1893 to August M Konopaski, who had taken a homestead at Beaver in 1891. The couple settled on the homestead and lived at Beaver and Sekiu through the years since, operating stores at both places and establisheng wide acquaintanceship among people of the Olympic Peninsula.
Mrs. Konopaski was for many years Postmistress at Beaver. She was a true pioneer and hard workers. Friends and members of the family recall that in the early years she frequenty drove an ox team over the Burnt Mountain Road between Beaver and Clallam Bay, hauling supplies from the latter place to the inland settlement.
Mr. and Mrs. Konopaski had 14 children, 13 of whom are living, forming what is velieved to be the largest living pioneer family in Clallam County.
Eugene F Konopaski ( 16 Oct 1974 )
Funeral service for Eugene F Konopaski, 57, of Clallam Bay who died in Moses Lake, Washington, Wednesday, is scheduled for 11am Saturday at the Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Father Daniel Regimbal of the Holy Rosary Church in Tacoma will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Angeles Memorial Park. Rosary will be at 8 tonight at Ridgeview Funeral Chapel.
Mr. Konopaski was born in Beaver March 24, 1917, the son of Mr. and Mrs. August Konopaski. He was married to Betty Mahaffey in Port Angeles. She survives at the family home in Clallam Bay.
Mr. Konopaski lived his entire life in Clallam County. He owned and operated a gravel truck business for 20 years. He also operated a motel in the Clallam Bay-Sekiu area for many years. For the past 3 years, he was active in the Clallam Bay-Sekiu Ambulance Service. He was a member of the Catholic Church. He was a past president of the Clallam Bay-Sekiu Lions Club and a 30 year member of Naval Lodge of Elks, Port Angeles.
In addition to the widow, he is survived by a stepson, Raymond Blake, Torrance, California and 3 daughters, Vicki Konopaski, Seattle; Diane Rockness, Kirkland; Kay Peiguiss, China Lake, California, and a stepdaughter, Carole Helmick, Salem, OR.
Five brothers and 3 sisters survive. They are Warren, Carl, and Leo Konopaski, all of Port Angeles; Lloyd Konopaski, Sekiu; and Edward Konopaski, Sequim. The sisters are Mrs. Don Halbman, Silverdale; Mrs. Kenneth Aker, Mount Vernon; and Mrs. J L McDonald, Beaver. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Bart Murray, Jr., William Youlden, Delmar Gagnon, Arthur Munson, Robert Bowlby and E C Olander. Honorary pallbearers are Johnny Hughes, Carl Danielson and Don Bell.
Joy Robb Konopaski
Funeral services for Joy Robb Konopaski, 75, of Port Angeles, will be at 11am Saturday at Harper-Ridgeview Chapel. Friends may call at 10am Saturday at the Chapel. Mrs. Konopaski died Sep 9 in Port Angeles. She was born Oct 10, 1915, in Sequim to Alfred and Caroline Robb, Sr. She married A Raleigh Konopaski Dec 29, 1938. He died in 1973.
The Konopaskis owned and operated Diamond Fruit & Produce in Sequim from the early 1940s until retirement in the early 1970s.
Survivors include sons Terry Konopaski and Kim Konopaski of Port Angeles, Larry Konopaski of Seattle and Reggie Konopaski of Albany, OR; daughter Sheri Bedford of Port Angeles; 17 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brothers Alfred Robb, Jr. of Sequim and Geddes Robb of Port Angeles; sisters Bonnie McInnes of Sequim and Phyllis McNamara of Sequim.
Esther Smith Krajewski (bu Ocean View Cemetery Feb 13, 1930 )
Mrs. Esther Krajewski, 43, passed away at her home, 715 Victoria St, this city at 10 last night. The late Mrs. Krajewski was born in Kansas, Jan 9, 1887. She moved to Washington 30 years ago and to Port Angeles in 1909 and her marriage to the late Ralph Krajewski was in this city in 1910. Mr. Krajewski died 2 years ago.
Surviving relatives are 2 sons, Melvin R of Tonapah, Idaho and Delbert of Port Angeles, a mother, Mrs. Coburn of this city; there are 3 sisters, Mrs. J Lenning, Port Angeles; Mrs. Mabel Hopkins, Klamath Falls, OR; and Mrs. Faith Rider, Oakdale, California; and 2 brothers, Ralph Smith, California and Donald Coburn, Port Angeles and an uncle, Bert Smith of Seattle.
The late Mrs. Krajewski has been an employee and stockholder in the Cooperative Laundry, this city for a number of years.
Funeral services are to be Thursday, Feb 13, at 2pm from the Christman Mortuary with Rev. Erle Howell in charge. Burial will be in the family plot .
Lena Amanda Yonkaski Krajewski ( d 10 Jul 1933 )
Another of Clallam County's old time residents, linked with the development of outlying farming country, was lost when Mrs. Lena Amanda Krajewski, 79, died early this morning after a brief illness. Mrs. Krajewski, who had lived in the Mount Pleasant district for the past 41 years, passed away a the family home.
Lena Amanda Yonkaski was born in Germany on Aug 12, 1853. Coming to America in 1880, she first lived in NY and 6 years later settled in South Dakota, where she was married to Joseph Krajewski, now deceased.
Forty-three years ago the Krajewskis came westward to Everett, Washington. Next they removed to Port Angeles and in 1892 settled on the farm situated at the end of the Mount Pleasant Road.
The couple had 4 children, 2 of whom, Sophia Elizabeth and Ralph Daniel Krajewski, have preceded their mother in death. A daughter, Mrs. Helen Davis of Yakima and a son, Antone Krajewski of Mount Pleasant, and 3 grandchildren survive.
Funeral arrangements had not been completed at noon today but it was announced the services were to be held Wednesday at 2pm at the Christman Mortuary. Burial will be beside the son and daughter who rest in Ocean View Cemetery.
Mrs. Krajewski will be remembered by her host of friends as one of the staunch pioneer women who contributed much to the homemaking and building up of a new country.
In the paper 11 Jul, 1933:
Funeral services for the late Mrs. Lena Amanda Krajewski, 79, who died early Monday morning, will be held Wednesday at 2pm at the Christman Mortuary with Judge W B Ritchie giving an eulogy. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
The late Mrs. Krajewski was a Port Angeles pioneer, having with Mr. Krajewski, homesteaded on the government reserve here in 1892. It was in 1910 that Mrs. Krajewski moved to the farm at the end of the road in the Mount Pleasant district.
Mr. Krajewski went to Germany in 1929 and is now making his home there.
Edward Krogh ( d Mar 15, 1935 )
FORKS--Edward Krogh, 59, one of the best known pioneer residents of the west end, succumbed at a local hospital early today. No announcement has yet been made of the funeral date.
The late Mr. Krogh, a resident of Forks for 20 years, operated Krogh's Kabin Kitchen. He was affectionately known as "Butch" to hundreds of residents. For years he was engaged in the barber business.
Born in Germany, the late Mr. Krogh came to Clallam Bay with his parents when a young man and grew to manhood there, moving to Forks in 1914.
Surviving relatives are the widow, Mrs. Inez Krogh and 2 daughters, Miss Inez Krogh and Mrs. Pat Klahn, both of Forks. Among his sisters is Mrs. Fred Benjamin, a former resident of Port Angeles. There are brother and another sister living in the west end of the county.
Fredericka Krueger ( d Oct 25, 1935 )
Mrs. Fredericka Krueger, 81, 532 W 7th St, died this morning at 8 after an illness of 2 months. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2pm at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. E H Beilstein officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery under the direction of the Christman Mortuary.
The late Mrs. Krueger was born in Germany Aug 15, 1854 and came to this country and first resided at Cleveland, OH 63 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Krueger came to Port Angeles in 1906; Mr. Krueger died Dec 29, 1921. He came here for his health and to take part in a saw mill project in which he had become interested while in the east.
Mrs. Krueger was the oldest member of the Port Angeles Lutheran Church and also belonged tot he German Ladies Aid. Her other interested were in her home and garden.
Surviving relatives are 2 sons, Alvin and Bertrum, both of Port Angeles, and a daughter, Mrs. J E Schadd, Tacoma, and 3 grandchildren.
Fred Kruse ( d 16 Aug 1936 )
Fred Kruse, 44, veteran of the famous 91st Division of world war fame, passed away in the Marine Hospital, Seattle, at 9:05am Sunday, Aug 16, after a lingering illness from Tuberculosis. Kruse was rushed to Seattle about 10 days ago and failed rapidly. He was born in Port Angeles Dec 27, 1892 and lived here most of his lifetime. He was joined in marriage to Gladys Coble on July 24, 1923 and she passed away in 1929. One daughter, Freda, lives in Port Angeles.
During the war he served as a mechanic in D Company, 362nd infantry and contracted Tuberculosis during that time. In recent years he has been in the United States Veterans' Hospital taking treatments but came home several months ago.
Besides his daughter he is survived by 2 brother--Ed Kruse, living in Vancouver, BC, and Ernest Kruse, living in Victoria BC. Both are veterans of the Word war, serving with Canadian forces.
Kruse was a member of the Walter Akeley Post 29, American Legion and the Clyde Rhodefer Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars. It is expected war veterans will conduct the funeral.
The remains are at the Christman Mortuary and services will be announced later.
George W. Kuppler ( d Dec 28, 1930 )
George W Kuppler, 52, prominent local contractor and civic leader of 136 W 12th St., Port Angeles, passed away at 3:15 Sunday morning in the Shelton [WA] hospital following injuries sustained at 6pm Friday evening when his automobile left the Olympic Highway 6 miles north of Shelton and crashed into the butt of a hemlock log.
Death came after a valiant 33 hour fight for life. Dr. D Y Trueblood, Seattle specialist and a personal friend of Mr. Kuppler, was at his bedside constantly and was aided by three other doctors and a corps of nurses. During Saturday, Mr. Kuppler seemed to rally and assured his relatives and friends who had gathered at his bedside that he would pull though. Saturday night he took a turn for the worse and died at 3:15 Sunday morning.
George Kuppler was born at South Bend, IN on Jul 28, 1878 and when 11 years of age moved to Seattle with his parents and 3 brothers--Oscar, Herman and Walter. In Seattle he attended the old Denny school and graduated from it. Following graduation he entered Notre Dame University at South Bend, IN and was a star football player on the Notre Dame team which elected him captain in the year 1899.
Following graduation, Mr. Kuppler became employed by the Oliver Chilled Steel Plow company in their office at Oklahoma City, OK. In 1903 he went to Alaska and settled at Seldovia, where he became United States court commissioner for a considerable term.
In 1913 he came to Port Angeles to visit his parents and brothers and the say year left for Anvik, AK where he spent 2 years as a missionary and government school teacher. He was married to Willietta E Dolan on August 27, 1912 at Kenai, AK.
Mr. and Mrs. Kuppler returned to Port Angeles in 1915, where Mr. Kuppler became associated with the firm of Chris Kuppler's Sons and was occupied for some time in raising Front street buildings following the sluicing operation. The firm operated then under the name of Kuppler & Spinney.
In 1916 he went to Cordova, AK and supervised construction of a naval radio station at Seven Mile.
Since that time he has been a resident of Port Angeles taking a prominent part in the Kuppler Brothers construction of pulp mills at Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Shelton and Hoquiam.
Mr. Kuppler was on his way to Longview on Friday afternoon to supervise construction work on a new pulpmill there when the accident happened. He told his brothers that just before reaching the pavement 6 miles north of Shelton he encountered a heavy fog. Out of that fog came a car with glaring headlights and he steered to the right to avoid the glare, The coupe left the road and took less than a 3 foot drop but struck a log. The impact threw Mr. Kuppler against the steering post and crushed his chest. A service station operator heard the crash and ran to the scene. He found Mr. Kuppler conscious and confident he could walk to the road. Mr. Kuppler collapsed shortly afterwards. He was rushed to the Shelton hospital in an ambulance.
Mr. Kuppler was the first commissioner of public works after Port Angeles adopted the commission form of government.
More than 10 years ago he organized the Port Angeles Rotary club, the first Rotary organization of the Olympic Peninsula, and served the first year as president. Later he was instrumental in organizing a Rotary club in Port Townsend and took an active part in its affairs until his return to Port Angeles. Last year he served as president of the Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce. He was a director of the First National Bank of Port Angeles and a director in the American National Bank of Port Townsend. He was also president of the Kuppler Investment Company.
Mr. Kuppler was a member of the Naval Lodge 353 of Elks and was a 32nd degree Mason.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Willietta Kuppler, Port Angeles; daughter Mrs. Jerome Simson, Port Angeles; mother, Mrs. Annie M Reifers, Port Angeles; brothers Oscar A and Herman B Kuppler, Port Angeles and Walter Kuppler, Seattle.
The body is at the parlor of the Dewey Lyden Company, funeral directors. Funeral services are to be held a 2pm Wednesday at the Masonic Temple, with Rev M McLean Goldie reading the services of the Episcopal Church. Burial will be in Acacia Mausoleum, Seattle.