May 17, 2011
Betty J. Callahan, formerly of Sammamish, passed away May 14, 2011.
Survivors include her loving husband John and four children.
A service will be held at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church.
Arrangements are by Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home, 392-6444.
Call the funeral home or go to www.flintofts.com for date and time of service.
May 17, 2011
NaDene A. Dutcher, of Issaquah, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at the age of 75.
NaDene was born Nov. 7, 1935, in Bayard, Neb. She was raised in Oklahoma and moved to Seattle in 1956.
She enjoyed watching hummingbirds, playing bingo, taking trips to Reno and reading, and she loved the challenge of a good puzzle. She was very generous to those less fortunate. She worked for The Boeing Co. for 30 years and retired in 1995.
She was preceded in death by her husband George Dutcher, daughter DaNita Stansberry, her son Yvain Stansberry, parents Oscar and Marie Gourley, and grandson Ryan Stansberry.
May 17, 2011
Florence A. Hendrickson, of Issaquah, passed away May 9, 2011, at her son’s home in Olympia.
Florence was born Aug. 2, 1917, in Issaquah to Henry and Harmke (Venema) Bergsma. She was raised in Issaquah and graduated from Issaquah High School. She married A. Lennard Hendrickson on Feb. 15, 1936, in Seattle, where they made their home until 1946, when they moved to Issaquah.
Florence worked until her retirement for the Issaquah School District in food services until 1979. As the Sunset Elementary School’s baker, her cinnamon rolls were greatly loved by students and staff as well as by all family members at family gatherings.
She joined the Issaquah Valley Grange No. 581 with her husband in 1947 — they remained members for 58 years. She was also active with the Issaquah Eagles Auxiliary Aerie No. 3054, and enjoyed gardening and quilting.
Florence’s hand-stitched baby quilts became treasured keepsakes for many friends and family members. Florence was known for her warm and welcoming hospitality. Florence made everyone feel welcome in her home, and that welcome always included sharing delicious treats and meals with all visitors.
May 17, 2011
Kimberly Sue Hiatt passed away April 3, 2011, in Seattle.
Kim was born March 8, 1961, in Man, W. Va., to Sharon June (Ward) Hiatt and Daniel Dean Hiatt. At that time, Kim’s mother and father were medical school graduates from the University of Indiana; they worked for two years at a clinic in Man before moving to Seattle in fall 1961.
Kim’s birthplace was a fun source of conversation with her family and friends throughout her life.
Kim was a 1979 graduate of Issaquah High School and went on to earn degrees (in music) at Pacific Lutheran University, and the University of Washington School of Nursing.
She was an accomplished pianist and accompanied virtually all of the music groups at Issaquah High School during her junior and senior years. Those groups included the vocal jazz ensemble, the jazz band and the concert chorale.
She had to master more than 20 different classical pieces, not the least of which were portions of Handel’s “Messiah.” Her most recent piano performance was at the funeral of her 96-year-old grandmother in 2010.
May 17, 2011
Robert L. Schlemlein, of Issaquah, born Sept. 29, 1924, died peacefully Tuesday, May 10, 2011, with his wife Joan and family near his side.
“Bob” was one of six children born to Ray and Olive Schlemlein of Colville. He graduated from Montebello High School in Los Angeles, and served in the U. S. Navy during World War II.
After the war, his family returned to Washington and he met his loving wife Joan in 1952. They were married Feb. 7, 1954, in Kellogg, Idaho. The family moved to Issaquah in 1971, and Bob was a successful insurance representative for 30 years until retirement. He enjoyed spending time with his family and children and took great pleasure in his grandchildren’s activities.
Bob will be forever remembered by his loving wife Joan (married 57 years) and his beloved children: Garth and Brenda Schlemlein, Keith and Susie Schlemlein, Kirk and Cynthia Schlemlein, and son-in-law Dan and Sharon Potoshnik. He is also survived by his treasured grandchildren Haily, Petra, Ashley, Aaron, Ethan, Heather, Katelyn, Megan, Drew, Alan and Jessica; sister Joan Momb; sister-in-law Effie Mae Schlemlein; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Robert was preceded in death by his loving daughter Gail Potoshnik and siblings Nellie Waters, Dorothy Healey, Albert Schlemlein and Mary Arbuckle.
Bob touched the lives of many people with his kind smile and wonderful sense of humor. He was a kind and loving husband, devoted father, grandfather and faithful friend. He will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
Friends are invited along with family to attend a memorial service at 1 p.m. May 25 at Our Savior Lutheran Church.
May 17, 2011
Lois Jacobson, of Issaquah, passed away Wednesday, May 11 2011.
Lois was born Nov. 27, 1922, in Hendrum, Minn., to Peter and Mabel Nelson. She was raised in Hendrum and graduated from Hendrum High School in 1940. On May 12, 1946, she married Clyde Jacobson in Hendrum.
Survivors include her son Duane Jacobson; siblings Dennis Nelson and Verona Hougen; and grandchildren Darcy Cooper and Tiffany Williams.
She was preceded in death by her husband Clyde in 2008, her son David in 1985 and her daughter-in-law Carol Jacobson in 1997.
A memorial service is at 1 p.m. May 19 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Issaquah. www.flintofts.com.
May 10, 2011
Javada “Jadie” Ann Rimmer passed away on a gorgeous Northwest afternoon on May 1, 2011, with her family at her side.
Jadie was born Aug. 31, 1946, to Thelma and Emmett Hicks, in Little Rock, Ark., where she spent many of her formative years before moving to San Francisco’s Bay Area. There, she became a flight attendant for Flying Tiger Line and later married.
She had her first son before moving to Bellevue. There, she gave birth to her second son and saw both children grow into adults.
In addition to being a loving and creative homemaker, she donated much of her time to charities and local organizations. Jadie served as an avid member and officer with the Overlake Service League in addition to volunteering at Overlake Hospital and Bellevue High School.
In retirement, Jadie spent much of her time traveling, fishing and camping with her partner, and enjoyed hosting family get-togethers over the holidays.
May 10, 2011
Our beautiful boy, Zachary V. Lyter, was born on April 8, 1992, in Seattle.
Zach was the beloved son of Vern and Anita Lyter and a wonderful brother to Marisa. Zach truly loved his family and friends, and always lived his life to the fullest.
He was active in school sports and a member of the Issaquah High School football team. Snowboarding, weightlifting, watching movies with his family and spending time in Roche Harbor were some of Zach’s passions in life. One of his greatest passions, though, was being at home, having his friends over and allowing his Mom and Dad to spoil him.
Zach had a charming personality with an infectious laugh — he would light up a room when he entered it. Zach is remembered as a compassionate, caring and giving young man. His many friends loved him not only because of how much fun he could have, but also that he was always true to his word and would stand beside them when needed. He will be deeply missed.
May 10, 2011
Sandra Burgi, of Kirkland, died at home April 27, 2011. She was 64.
Sandra was born Nov. 28, 1946, at the former Columbus/Queen Anne Hospital in Seattle. She was the daughter of Leighton and Donna Hollenbeck, of Portland, Ore.
She was married to Edward Bailey with whom she had been together for 25 years. Together, they had one child, Gina. They have lived in Portland, Ore.; Sammamish; Crescent Bar; and most recently in Kirkland.
Please visit www.flintofts.com to view a full obituary and to sign the online guestbook.
May 3, 2011
Ray Stemen North died on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.
He was born Dec. 9, 1919, in Kansas City, Mo., son of Arnot H. North and Helen Carr North.
He graduated from Northeast High School, in Kansas City, Mo., in 1936, and was class president.
He graduated with a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Kansas in 1942.
After college, he worked for six months at Eastman Kodak in Kingsport, Tenn.
He joined the U.S. Navy in November 1942; served in Hutchinson, Kan.; and then trained at Cornell University and Groton, Conn. He served in submarine service in World War II as a lieutenant.
After the war, Ray worked at Corn Products in Kansas City, Kan., and then transferred to Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he continued to work for Corn Products. In 1950, he moved to Keokuk, Iowa, where he became manager and vice-president of Sethness Products Co.