Leslie Ann Hoag-Christensen

September 20, 2011

Leslie Ann Hoag-Christensen

Our “favorite” sister, wife and daughter, Leslie Ann Hoag-Christensen, age 44, born Oct. 17, 1966, passed away peacefully at her home Friday, Sept. 2, 2011.

Leslie would light up any room she entered. Her sense of humor and beautiful smile powered her magnetic personality, leaving a lasting impression on anyone she met. Her husband Todd, her family and her friends are what she valued most.

Leslie had a special place in her heart for the caring of others, always creating that little extra special touch and making people laugh. She also loved animals and had a special love for dolphins.

Leslie was born in Newport News, Va., and moved to Normandy Park at an early age. She graduated from Mount Rainier High School and attended Seattle Pacific University. During her school years, she won many awards in soccer, swimming and Arabian horse shows. Jesus must have needed a very special angel right away to take amazing Leslie from us at such a young age. Always a winner, she will be truly missed by all.

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Althena Opdyke Heidler

September 13, 2011

Althena Heidler

Althena Opdyke Heidler, of Issaquah, passed away of natural causes on Sept. 2, 2011.

Althena was born in Souderton, Pa., on June 28, 1924. After graduating from Souderton High School, she served as a yeoman in the United States Navy during World War II. After the war, she was employed as a newspaper reporter in Lansdale, Pa.

She met Robert Heidler, of East Greenville, Pa., while walking the beach in Atlantic City in search of a rocky coast like the one she loved while serving at the Presidio in San Francisco during the war. She didn’t find the right coastline, but did find Robert, whom she married in 1948. He was by her side 63 years later when she passed.

Althena was preceded in death by infant daughter Janice.

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Christian Arthur Vikari

September 13, 2011

Christian Vikari

Dr. Christian Arthur Vikari completed his mortal journey on Aug. 31, 2011, after a long and difficult illness. To those of us who knew and loved Art, it seems too soon to say goodbye, yet, there is comfort in knowing this wonderful, compassionate man is now free of the pain and suffering he endured these last few years.

Art leaves behind a great legacy of love for family and friends; caring, compassionate service to others; and an unfailing love of God. All who came within the reach of his smile and warm embrace will long remember how good they felt when they were with him.

Art was raised in Washington, yet his life journey truly began the day he married his sweet companion, Valine. They have been devoted partners in life for 27 years and will be companions forever in the eternities. Art and Valine have been blessed with five beautiful and talented children.

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Kurt W. Loch

September 13, 2011

Oct. 21, 1942 — Sept. 1, 2011

Kurt Loch

Kurt was born in Fuerth, Germany, and passed peacefully at home surrounded by his lovely wife, two daughters, grandson and two granddaughters.

Kurt is survived by extended family in Germany and many friends in Washington and Arizona.

Kurt lived in Issaquah since 1969, working as a fur-dressing expert in Seattle. Kurt loved music, camping, fishing, long walks with his faithful dog Buttons on Gilman Boulevard and sharing stories of his worldly travels as a youth.

Celebrations of his life will be announced at a later date.

Lillian Dorothy Tucker

September 13, 2011

Lillian Tucker

Lillian Tucker, of Issaquah, loving friend and die-hard Mariners fan, passed away Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, in Seattle. She was 81.

A celebration of her life will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at Flintoft’s Funeral Home, 540 E. Sunset Way, 392-6444.

Friends are invited to get directions, view photos and share memories in the family’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com.

Harry E. Kane

September 6, 2011

Harry Kane

Harry E. Kane, age 83, of Issaquah, died Aug. 11, 2011, at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, of metastatic cancer.

He was born Oct. 6, 1927, in Oakland, Calif. He was raised in Albany, Calif., and graduated from Albany High School and College of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif. He excelled and lettered in three sports in high school and signed with the San Francisco 49ers out of college.

He was a veteran, serving with the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1946 to 1947.

Harry coached football for 14 years in Stockton, Calif.; Bakersfield College, Calif.; and the University of Nevada, Reno. He received a master’s degree in economics from Pacific.

For 20 years, he was a Coors Beer distributor in Cochise County, Douglas, Ariz.

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Irene A. Green

September 6, 2011

Irene A. Green, passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011.

Irene was born in Devils Lake, N.D., on March 7, 1929, the only daughter of Fred and Malvina Duell. She moved to Issaquah in 1964 and to Kirkland in 1990. She was a preschool teacher and later a World Book Encyclopedia representative. She is survived by her three children Fred and Clayton Green and Lisa Green Rhodes, and 12 grandchildren.

She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Kirkland, where a celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. on Sept 8.

Arthur ‘Art’ Sandberg

September 6, 2011

Arthur Sandberg

Formerly of Renton, Art, 81, passed away at his Cle Elum home on Aug. 25, 2011. He was born and raised in Renton and graduated from Issaquah High School in 1948.

Survivors include wife Jo Anne (60 years); daughter Karen; sons Karl (Nicki), Kraig (deceased) (Denise); and Kris; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Helmie Kombol, of Bellingham; and numerous nieces and nephews.

On Saturday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m., family and friends are invited to a celebration of life at the home of Karl and Nicki, 18130 S.E. 121st St., Renton.

Lloyd John Hickey

August 30, 2011

Lloyd John Hickey, of North Bonneville, passed away Aug. 14, 2011, at the age of 75.

Lloyd was born March 29, 1936, in White Salmon, to Lloyd W. and Edythe Hickey. He was raised in Glenwood, where he graduated from high school in 1954.

Lloyd married Margie Williams, from Goldendale, in 1956. Lloyd and Margie had two sons, Steve and Jeff. Lloyd and Margie would later divorce and then in 1968, Lloyd moved to Seattle, where he worked as a long-haul truck driver.

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Edwin Andrew Opstad

August 30, 2011

Edwin Andrew Opstad, of Federal Way, and formerly of the Snoqualmie Valley, died Aug. 21, 2011, at age 77.

He joined the Acacia fraternity at the University of Washington, graduating in 1956. After marrying Shirley Thompson in 1956, Ed served in the United States Army for 25 years.

His community activities included Kiwanis, Federal Way Historical Society, Republican Party and Royal Arch Masons.

Ed is survived by his wife Bette; five children; 10 grandchildren; and sister Mary Fuller.

A celebration of Ed’s life will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 at Steel Lake Presbyterian Church, 1829 S. 308th St., Federal Way.

Read his full obituary at www.flintofts.com.

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