Ron Alan Heitstuman
Ronald Alan Heitstuman, 28, of Peck, Idaho and area logger, farmer and mechanic, died recently (Friday, January 23, 1998). The date of death and cause of death are being investigated.
He was born June 4, 1969, to Lee A. and Marlene K. Hill Heitstuman at Clarkston, Wash. He attended schools at Colton, Wash. Following high school he began work as a logger and farmer.
He was a mechanic who built vehicles from spare parts. He enjoyed working on his pickup truck.
He loved dogs and enjoyed being with his nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his mother and father in Clarkston; his grandparents, Leo and Alta Hill of Lewiston, Idaho; three brothers, Tony Heitstuman of Lewiston, Mark Heitstuman of Peck and Kurt Wood of Lenore, Idaho; and two sisters, Julie Hartwig and Debbie Mee, both of Lewiston.
A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Warner Alliance Church with the Rev. Rod Benner, pastor, officiating. Cremation will take place.
The family suggests memorials may be made to the D.A.R.E. program in care of the Lewiston Police Department, 1224 F. St., Lewiston 83501 or the Lewis-Clark Animal Shelter, 1820 Shelter Road, Lewiston 83501.
Merchant Funeral Home in Clarkston is in charge of arrangements.
William Peter Lehrer Jr.
William Peter Lehrer Jr., 81, of Hayden Lake, Idaho, and former University of Idaho professor, died of age-related causes Wednesday at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
He was born Feb. 6, 1916, to William P. and Frances Reif Muser Lehrer in Brooklyn, N.Y. He graduated from Upper Montclair High School in New Jersey. During his lifetime, earned seven college degrees including two master's from UI and a doctorate from Washington State University.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and was discharged in 1942.
He was a professor at the University of Idaho for 15 years.
He met Lois Lee Meister in Moscow, Idaho and they were married Sept. 13, 1945, in Spokane.
He joined the Carnation Co., in 1960 as director of nutrition and research at its world headquarters in Los Angeles. After retiring in 1981, they moved back to Idaho and resided in the Hayden Lake area in 1984.
He is listed in "Who's Who in the World," "Who's Who in America," "Who's Who in the West" and "Who's Who in Science and Engineering," as well as "American Men and Women of Science." He authored 115 scientific journal articles, one textbook and many magazine and newspaper articles.
He was a guest lecturer at many universities and a consultant and adviser to heads of states, agriculture and finance ministers, scientists, farmers and ranchers and students throughout the world. He was a member of the Hayden Lake Country Club.
Survivors include his wife at the Hayden Lake home; a daughter Sharon Lehrer of Michigan; a brother John Lehrer of Wellesley, Mass.; two sisters Patricia E. Bootay of Little Rivers, S.C. and Virginia L. Wheeler of Rancho Bernardo, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Yates Funeral Home, Hayden Lake Chapel.
A private graveside service will be held at 11:30 Saturday at Forest Cemetery. There will be a reception following service at the Yates Hayden Chapel Gathering Center.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 592, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
The Rev. Harry Grant Harvey
The Rev. Harry Grant Harvey, 87, a retired Moscow minister, died of age-related causes Sunday at the Moscow Care Center in Moscow, Idaho. A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Pullman. Short's Funeral Chapel in Moscow is in charge of arrangements.
Alta Schow McDonald
Alta Schow McDonald, 73, a retired Twin Falls receptionist died of pneumonia Jan. 13 at BridgeView Estates in Twin Falls, Idaho.
She was born Oct. 30, 1924, to Floyd and Goldie Schow in Rupert, Idaho. After graduating from Rupert High School she moved to Twin Falls, where she became a receptionist for her brother, Dr. Wayne Schow.
She married Don McDonald in December 1947. They made their home on a farm west of Eden, Idaho.
She was active in the Eden American Legion Auxiliary and served as state department chairman and worked on many community projects with her husband. She was a Cub Scout leader, Sunday school teacher and a member of the Harmony Club.
Survivors include a daughter, Holly Kay Scharnhorst of Genesee, Idaho; three sons, Brad, Frank and Greg McDonald, all of Eden; a brother Douglas Schow of Twin Falls; three sisters, Marie Norby of Rupert, Edna Wilson of Burley, Idaho, and Ruby Cooper of Salt Lake City; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and two brothers, Wayne Schow and Richard Schow.
A funeral was held in Twin Falls Jan. 17 and burial was at Sunset Memorial Park in Twin Falls.
Memorials may be made to the Don McDonald Family M.V. Athletic Scholarship Trust, in care of the University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho 83844, or to the Valley Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 310 Park, Hazelton, Idaho 83335.
White Mortuary and Crematory in Twin Falls was in charge of arrangements.
Virginia Henry Abbott-Yockey
Virginia Henry Abbott-Yockey, 77, a longtime Troy, Idaho, area homemaker, died of congestive heart failure Tuesday at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow, Idaho.
She was born May 12, 1920, to Floyd E. and Annis Loreta Elliott Henry in Bellingham, Wash. She attended area schools, graduating from high school in 1938.
She married James Vernon Abbott in July 1940. They made their home in Clarkston, Wash. He died Jan. 15, 1956.
She married Bill Norman Yockey of Troy Sept. 23, 1956. He died in May 1980.
She was involved with Cub Scouts and taught Sunday school when she lived in Clarkston. She also was an active parent in school activities at Clarkston and Troy.
She enjoyed needlework including knitting, crocheting and quilting. She was an avid reader and worked on family history. She especially enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by 10 sons, Joe Abbott of Everson, Wash., Terry Abbott of Mukilteo, Wash., Dave Abbott of South Lake, Texas, Bob Abbott of Costa Mesa, Calif., Lee Abbott of Moscow, and Pete Abbott, Paul Abbott, Clay Yockey, Larry Yockey and Joe Yockey, all of Troy; two sisters, Arlene Campbell and Shirley Dunn both of Bellingham; 19 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Elliott James Henry.
Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Short's Funeral Chapel in Moscow.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Bethel Cemetery south of Troy. The Rev. David Halverson of the Troy Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Friends and family are invited to gather at the Troy Lions Club Community Center immediately following the service, approximately 10:30 a.m.
The family suggests memorials may be made to the Troy Ambulance Fund.
Cindy Delena Zoellner
Cindy Delena Zoellner, 39, an area native and University of Idaho graduate, died of cancer Tuesday at her home in Lake Oswego, Ore.
She was born Sept. 13, 1958, in Moscow, Idaho, to Rex and Minnie Benson of Potlatch, Idaho.
In 1980, she married Jay B. Zoellner in Potlatch. She graduated from the University of Idaho in 1980 with a bachelor's degree in zoology.
She played the flute in the UI Marching Band.
Zoellner completed graduate studies in physiology at San Francisco State University while she and her husband lived in the Bay area. She was a Phi Beta Kappa academic honorary society member.
She was an active member of Rolling Hills Community Church, Community Bible Study and the Portland Metro Crisis Pregnancy Centers.
She is survived by her husband at the family home in Lake Oswego; three daughters Avery Lynn, Hailey Rene and Brynn Elaine Zoellner, all of Lake Oswego; her parents of Potlatch; a brother, Richard Benson of Moscow; and several aunts and uncles. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., Friday at Rolling Hills Community Church in Tualatin, Ore.
The family suggests memorials may be made to Portland Metro Area Crisis Pregnancy Centers, 3105 N.E. Weidler, Portland, Ore. 97232.
LeRoy V. Harris
LeRoy V. Harris, 91, longtime Genesee, Idaho, service station owner, died of congestive heart failure Sunday at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow, Idaho.
He was born Aug. 8, 1906, to Archie and Anna Downing Harris in Lewiston, Idaho. He was reared and educated in the Genesee area, graduating from Genesee High School. After high school, he moved to Seattle for a few years and worked as a bellhop for the Davenport Hotel. He moved back to Genesee and enrolled at the University of Idaho in Moscow. After a year and a half, school became too expensive and he was forced to drop out. He made ice cream at Smolts Ice Creamery in Genesee for a while.
Harris purchased the Genesee Texaco Service Station in 1936. A business he ran for more than 40 years. He married Florence Radar May 30, 1937, in Genesee. She owned and operated the Radar City Market with her brother in Genesee.
He was a charter member of the Genesee Medical/Dental Association, past president of the Genesee Civic Association and a member of the Moose Lodge in Moscow. He liked to hunt and fish and was an avid photographer. He also liked woodworking in his basement shop. He has been living at the Latah Care Center in Moscow for the past three years.
He is survived by a daughter, Kathy Zenner of Genesee; a son, Jade Harris of Oregon City, Ore.; two brothers, Robert and Richard Harris, both of Spokane; a sister, Genevieve Weeks of Renton, Wash.; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Sept. 28, 1992, and by two sisters.
Viewing will be from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Short's Funeral Chapel in Moscow.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Genesee. Pastor Mike Swain will officiate. Burial will follow at the Genesee City Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to either the Genesee Fire Department or to St. John's Lutheran Church, Genesee.
Ruby Pearl Newkirk Horney
Ruby Pearl Newkirk Horney, a Moscow homemaker, died of renal failure Thursday at Good Samaritan Village in Moscow. She was 89.
She was born March 2, 1908, to Nathaniel and Lillian Parkins Newkirk.
She graduated in 1927 from Asotin High School.
She married Merrill Horney Dec. 1, 1928. They made their home in Moscow.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Sunnyside Circle, Moscow Grange, Kendrick Camper Club, I.H. Club, Moscow Mountain Club and the Road Runners travel group. She had been a member of the Star Rebekah Lodge No. 15 since 1939 and achieved her degree of chivalry.
Her hobbies included camping, baking, music, hand work and being with her family. Survivors include her husband at Good Samaritan Village; a son, Ernest Horney of Moscow; two daughters, Marilyn Fisher of Spokane and Joyce Smith of Moscow; a sister, Georgia Allen of Clarkston; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters.
A private committal service will be held at the Moscow Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Moscow. The Rev. William Green of that church will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Village in Moscow.
Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home in Lewiston is in charge of arrangements.
Gene Perryman, 59, lifelong Kendrick area resident, died Sunday at his Kendrick, Idaho, home. The cause of death is pending physician's certification.
He was born Aug. 26, 1938, to Harley V. and Ida Morey Perryman in Kendrick. He was reared on the family farm on Cedar Ridge near Kendrick and attended school there. He graduated from Kendrick High School in 1957.
He lived on the family farm and worked with his parents until moving into Kendrick about 10 years ago. He enjoyed rock collecting, traveling and was an avid reader. He had never married.
Surviving are his mother, Ida Perryman of Moscow; an aunt, Bessie Kechter of Kendrick; and numerous cousins. His father preceded him in death in 1985.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Wild Rose Cemetery near Kendrick. Lee Horning, a family friend, will officiate. The family suggests memorials be made to the Juliaetta-Kendrick Ambulance Fund.
Services are under the direction of Short's Funeral Chapel in Moscow.
Vernon LeRoy Granlund
Vernon LeRoy Granlund, 77, retired Troy, Idaho,-area farmer, died Thursday afternoon at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane following a heart attack.
He was born April 29, 1920, to Gust and Ebba Flodin Granlund in Troy. He attended grade school at the Bear Creek School and then graduated from Troy High School in 1938.
He worked for Boeing in Seattle for a time and then entered the U.S. Army. He served with the Army Engineers during World War II. Upon discharge, he moved back to Troy and worked in the woods for Rauch's Mill and Potlatch Forests Inc.
He married Lois Rankin Nov. 20, 1948, in Coeur d'Alene. They lived in Bovill. He worked for PFI as a sawyer and she taught for the Whitepine School District for 30 years. They bought a farm near Troy in 1949 and have made their home there since. He semiretired from farming 10 years ago.
He loved the farm and in later years one of his favorite things to do was mow the land held in the conservation reserve program. He also liked visiting at the coffee shop and going to senior citizen functions at Deary, Troy and Kendrick, Idaho. He was a longtime member of the Troy Cemetery District Board.
He is survived by his wife at their home near Troy; three sons, Milton Granlund of Deary, Ray Granlund of Huntsville, Ala., and Eric Granlund of Coeur d'Alene; one daughter Joanne Clovis of Boise; three brothers, Harold Granlund of Spokane, Earl Granlund of Torrance, Calif., and Gordon Granlund of Clarkston, Wash.; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Eileen.
A private family committal service will be held at the Dry Creek Cemetery between Troy and Deary. A memorial service will be at Short's Funeral Chapel in Moscow at 2 p.m. Monday. Pastor Marc Stroud of the Troy Lutheran Church will officiate.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Troy Ambulance Fund or to the Zion Lutheran Church in Deary.