November 25, 2015
In loving memory of Neil Vernon Rundquist, who passed away peacefully on Nov. 13, 2015, at his home in Issaquah, after a long battle with cancer.
He was born Aug. 19, 1938, in Seattle, and was the youngest of nine children.
Neil is preceded in death by his parents Olof Simon (Sam) Rundquist and Gladys Christine (Benson) Rundquist; sisters Ellen Rundquist, Bernice Ward, Marilyn Simmons and Shirley De Young; brothers Gordon Rundquist and Lloyd Rundquist; and wife Avrielle Faith (Guttu) Rundquist. Read more
November 25, 2015
Howard Francis Buck died peacefully at his home in Sammamish on Nov. 17, 2015.
Howard was born on April 2nd 1932, in Seattle, Washington, to Frank A. Buck Sr. and Audrey (Showerman) Buck. He attended St. Mary’s Elementary and Seattle Prep, followed by Gonzaga and Seattle universities, where he earned an MBA in finance. In college, he participated in ROTC and served two years in the Army as a lieutenant in an ordinance division in Germany. Howard was a loyal employee for the Boeing Co. for 45 years, and retired as the director of finance for the Shared Services Division.
No one who knew Howard could miss his infectious passion for sports. In high school, he played basketball and baseball, and also played baseball at Gonzaga University-Go Zags!! He spent countless hours coaching and refereeing youth sports, sharing his passion with generations of kids. He also played in the Old-timer’s Fast Pitch Softball League with his brothers and his sons, and he was an avid golfer in retirement. Howard shared his love of sports with his seven children, and was ever present for the endless number of games, matches, meets and competitions in which they participated. He also rarely missed the many sporting events of his 11 grandchildren, and was in the bleachers at a state soccer playoff game just last week. Read more
November 11, 2015
Evelyn Grace (Palmer) Webster passed away Oct. 22, 2015, at her home in Issaquah, due to diabetic complications.
She was born May 2, 1932, in Seattle and lived in Hobart, Maple Valley and Centralia.
She is survived by her sister Gloria Kolizeras; daughter Sherry Webster Furlong; son Bradley Webster; granddaughter Kelly Dellar and Heidi McCulloch; grandson Jeremy Webster; great grandsons, Brooks and Brenner Furlong, Camden and Jonathan Dellar, Brennan Webster; great granddaughter Olivia McCulloch; and many nieces and nephews. Read more
November 10, 2015
Karen Sidebotham, loving wife to Jeffrey and mother Collin and Janelle, passed Nov. 1, 2015 in Issaquah. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 at Rocking Horse Dance Barn in Renton. View photos, get directions and share memories at www.flintofts.com. Flintoft’s Funeral Home, 425-392-6444.
November 10, 2015
Wilfrid J. Neisius (Lefty) passed away on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, at the age of 98.
Born to Kathryn and Frank Neisius on Feb. 10, 1917, in Neosho, Wisconsin, Wilfrid graduated from Dodge County Teachers College in 1936 and taught school for 5 1/2 years in Dodge County. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946, being honorably discharged as a master sergeant in the Quartermaster Corps, serving in the South Pacific theater.
On Sept. 2, 1950, Wilfrid married his wife, Loretta. He then began work as a rural mail carrier. He retired after a 30-year career and went on to manage Woodland Insulation Company until 1982.
Wilfrid was a member of the American Legion for over 50 years, serving as commander in Horicon, Wisconsin, for a few years. He was an active member of the St. Joseph Parish, in Issaquah, since 1996. Read more
November 3, 2015
Roxie Ann Strackbein, 66, of Sammamish, died Oct. 26, 2015, in Washington, D.C.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6 at Crossroads Bible Church, in Bellevue. Her full obituary and online guestbook is available www.flintofts.com.
November 3, 2015
Luella Grant, 97, passed away Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, after a brief illness at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, Washington.
Luella was born on Jan. 2, 1918, in Gackle, N.D., the fifth daughter of eight children of John and Magdalina Klein Moos, who were German immigrants. The family later moved and settled to farming in Medina, N.D.
After graduation from high school, Luella moved to San Francisco and worked as a cook for a family in the Bay Area. This is where she met and married her husband, Donald Grant, who at the time was in the Army Air Corps. Donald and Luella were married in Pendleton, Oregon, in 1942. They had 63 wonderful years of marriage.
Luella and Donald purchased a home in Issaquah in 1943. Donald went on to complete his military service at Boeing Field in Seattle. During this time, Luella worked for the Kramer Grocery store, was a welder in Kirkland and later was a secretary at Clark and Maple Hills elementary schools. Many Issaquah children will remember Mrs. Grant from their school days at Clark and Maple Hills. Read more
October 26, 2015
Aug. 20, 1921 to March 5, 2015
Juanita Amelia “Mickie” Guerrero was born in Redding, California, to Roque J. Guerrero and Ruth E. Davis. In 1928, Mickie moved with her family to Washington, graduating from Sumner High School in 1940.
After graduation, Mickie moved to Seattle, working at Children’s Hospital and the Sunshine Cracker factory until she married Paul Larsen in 1942. Read more
October 20, 2015
David L. Moore, of Issaquah, passed away on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. He was 81 years old.
Dave was born on Oct. 14, 1933, in Portland, Oregon, the son of Lawrence C. Moore and Elisabeth A. Davies Moore. He was raised in Lake Oswego, Oregon, and in Fall City. Dave graduated from Mount Si High School in 1951, during which time he met and then married his high-school sweetheart, Margie Emmerton Moore, on Nov. 28, 1953.
Dave served with the U.S. Coast Survey and the U.S. Army. The majority of his career was spent as a salesman in the home-improvement industry throughout the Pacific Northwest, primarily in Portland, Oregon, and the Seattle/King County area. Read more
October 14, 2015
Joe Shultice, 76, of Issaquah, passed away Sept. 30, 2015.
He will be missed by his family and friends.
A memorial is yet to be determined.