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Frank Horst

Frank Horst, 86, of Wenatchee, died Friday, April 10, 2015.

Ruth Viola (Folkestad) Giffin

Our Lovely Mother, Ruth Viola Giffin, went to be with her Lord and Savior April 10, 2015, with friends and family at her side. Ruth Folkestad was born May 10, 1925, at Clinton, MN to Jacob and Ida Folkestad, and was the second to youngest of nine brothers and sisters. Early life was spent on the family farm. The Great Depression and World War II impacted the family and the farm. In 1941, Ruth, at age 16, took the train from Minnesota to Yakima, WA to live with her sister ...

Connor Stegeman

John "Connor" Stegeman, 17, passed away on April 8, 2015, at Sacred Heart Medical Center surrounded by his family and friends. He was born on February 9, 1998, in Wenatchee, WA. Connor was pursuing his Associates Degree at Spokane Falls Community College, with aspirations of going into computer engineering. Connor loved restoring his 1967 VW Bug with his Mom and his Uncle Bob, and he was recently able to drive it for the first time...

Marjorie ‘Marge’ Hunter

Marjorie "Marge" Hunter, 84, of Sammamish and formerly of Wenatchee, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

Marie E. Kohlmeier

Marie E. Kohlmeier, 87, of East Wenatchee, died Saturday, April 11, 2015.

John ‘Johnny’ Cox

John "Johnny" Cox, 65, of East Wenatchee and formerly of Entiat, died Friday, April 10, 2015.

Mary Elaine Keifer

Mary Elaine Keifer, 72, of East Wenatchee, died Sunday, April 12, 2015.

Junior Franklin Krigbaum

Junior Franklin Krigbaum, 74, of Cashmere and formerly of Waterville, died Friday, April 10, 2015.

Ruth V. Giffin

Ruth V. Giffin, 89, of Manson, died Friday, April 10, 2015.

John ‘Connor’ Stegeman

John "Conner" Stegeman, 17, of Spokane and formerly of Wenatchee, died Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

Charles Edward Skirko

Charles Edward Skirko was born on December 1, 1947, in Salt Lake City, UT. He passed away peacefully April 12, 2015, in the presence of his family and friends. Chuck grew up in Butte, MT, where he attended Boys Central, played football, and performed over 200 times as the only bass in the family choir. He spent summers bucking bales at his Grandma's ranch in Idaho. The Skirko family moved to Okanogan, WA in 1964. Chuck graduated from Okanogan High School, and immediately went to work at the Biles-Coleman plywood ...

Mildred “Milly” Travis

Mildred Travis, age 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 6, 2015. She was born June 25, 1924, in East Wenatchee, WA to Gus and Laura Belle Branin. After graduating from Wenatchee High School in 1942, she moved to Seattle to work for Boeing as a Mechanical Electrician, helping to construct the camouflaged Boeing Clipper. While working for Boeing, she met her future husband, Lee O. Travis. They were married August 5, 1945, in Seattle. In 1964, the couple relocated to Wenatchee, where they lived for the remainder of their ...

Erick Gus Tillberg

Erick Gus Tillberg, 81, of Twisp, died Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

Ernest “Hugh” Merrell

Hugh Merrell, 77, passed away at his home in Kila, MT on March 16, 2015. Hugh was born September 21, 1937, in McClelland, AR. He was enlisted in the Army from 1960 to 1966. While stationed in Germany, he met and married his beautiful bride, Elisabeth. She remained by his side until the end...

Dave F. McNeese

Dave F. McNeese, father, brother and friend, age 71, passed away on April 3, 2015. Dave was born on September 9, 1943, to Floyd and Bernice (Bright) McNeese in Kirkland, WA. While a young boy, the family moved back to the Okanogan, WA area to Pogue Flat. His dad built a skating rink in 1949, where he spent many hours skating with his friends and siblings. In 1954, the family moved to Happy Hill.