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Mary Ann Hanson
A memorial service for Mary Ann Hanson, 72, of Issaquah, is at 9:30 a.m., April 8, 2000 at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 2650 148th S.E., Bellevue. Mrs. Hanson died April 2 in Seattle.
Mrs. Hanson was born on Aug. 9, 1927 in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of William and Grace Godejohn. She was raised in Clayton, Mo., and graduated from Clayton High School. She received a bachelor's degree from Washington University in St. Louis.
She married Arnold Hanson in 1964, and he preceded her in death in 1993. Mrs. Hanson moved to Issaquah in 1994.
She was a member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church.
Mrs. Hanson is survived by her brother, William Godejohn of Fall City; and two nieces, Ann Godejohn and Paula Pyatt.
The family suggests remembrances to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.

Eugene O. Johnson
A funeral service for Eugene O. Johnson, 55, of Renton, is at 1 p.m. on April 4, 2000 at Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home, 540 E Sunset Way, Issaquah. Mr. Johnson died on March 29, 2000.
Mr. Johnson was born on April 25, 1944 in Palermo, N.D., the son of Palmer and Mabel Johnson. He was raised in North Dakota and moved to the Renton area in the early 1960's. Mr. Johnson was employed by The Boeing Co. as a mechanic. He was a member of the Issaquah Eagles. In his leisure time Mr. Johnson enjoyed carpentry and bowling.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Odin Johnson and one sister, Ethel Balch.
Mr. Johnson is survived by his son, Scott E. Johnson of Renton; his daughter, Brandi J. Johnson of Federal Way; three brothers, Selmer Johnson of Colorado, Raynold Johnson of Plaza, N.D., and Marvin Johnson of Stanley, N.D.; two sisters, Carol Nichols of Seattle and Beverly Ward of Minot, N.D.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Frederick Lovejoy
Frederick Bentley Lovejoy, 90, of Bellevue, formerly of Issaquah, died on March 29, 2000, at Cascade Vista in Redmond.
A private family service was at the Sunnyside Cemetery in Coupeville.
Mr. Lovejoy was born on June 1, 1909, the great grandson of Capt. Thomas Coupe (for whom Coupeville is named), grandson of Capt. Howard Bentley Lovejoy (pioneer settler of Coupeville, Whidbey Island, in 1855), and son of Edwin Owen Lovejoy (boat builder and owner of an early sawmill at Coupeville), and Flora Cranney Lovejoy, granddaughter of Capt. Coupe.
Mr. Lovejoy graduated from Coupeville High School and Hall School of Commerce in Seattle and attended the University of Washington. He was a life member of Alumni Association and Sigma Chi Fraternity, and a charter member and past president of the Sahalee Country Club.
His first employment with American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. lasted for 15 years until its entire fleet of 28 ships was commandeered for government use in the World War II. Subsequent employment with Everett Pacific Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (a Pacific Car and Foundry subsidiary) was for 12 years, followed by 14 years at PACCAR's Renton division, from which he retired in 1974.
Survivors include his wife, Jane of Bellevue; sons F. Bentley Lovejoy of Bellevue and William Lovejoy of Vancouver; daughter Jane Littlefield of Bellevue; six grandchildren and two great granddaughters.
Remembrances are suggested to Children's Hospital Foundation, Hope Heart Institute or to a favorite charity.
Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.

John Wicks
John Joseph Wicks, 79, died on March 25, 2000, at LakeRidge Social Care Center in Moses Lake.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. April 15 at Issaquah Christian Church with pastor Steve Grice officiating.
Mr. Wicks was born on May 15, 1920, in Star, Ore., the son of the late Joseph and Lois Ione Wicks. He was raised and educated in Cottage Grove and Springfield, Ore., and graduated from Thurston High School.
He served in the Army on Adak Island as a firefighter and as a medic on the Aleutian Island Chain during World War II. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1946.
Mr. Wicks married Marjie Lea Pruitt on April 25, 1942, in Thurston, Ore. In 1962 they moved to Fall City.
She preceded him in death on Nov. 15, 1996. Within the following year, Mr. Wicks moved to Moses Lake to be near his son.
Mr. Wicks was an active member of the Christian Church in Issaquah, and also had been active in the Preston Baptist Church and the Thurston Christian Church before moving to Fall City.
In his leisure hours, Mr. Wicks enjoyed hunting, gardening, fishing, building and fixing various items and old cars, and spending time with the fellowship and friends in the church.
Survivors include sons Bennie Wicks of Ellensburg, Peter and wife Susan Wicks of Moses Lake, John and wife Barbara Wicks of Alderwood Manor, and Stanley and wife Pam Wicks of Woodinville; daughters Christine and husband Jim Nichols of Stanwood, and Marilyn and husband Jerry Ronnei of Chewelah; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Remembrances are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association, 12721 30th Ave. N.E., Suite 101, Seattle, WA 98117, or to your local church's memorial fund. Arrangements are by Kayser's Chapel of Memories, Moses Lake. 

Virginia Amarant
A funeral service for Virginia Amarant, 78, of Providence Point, is at 11 a.m. on May 18, 2000, at Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home. A Burial will follow at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent.
A time of visitation for family and friends is 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. on May 17 at the funeral home. Mrs. Amarant died on May 15 in Seattle.
She was born on Oct. 9, 1921 in Arkansas City, Kan., the daughter of William and Velva Walters. The family moved to California when she was 6 years old. She was a graduate of San Ramon High School, and she married her high school sweetheart, Norman J. Amarant, in June 1940. In 1998 she and her husband moved to Issaquah.
Mrs. Amarant enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and also playing bridge.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Billy Walters.
Mrs. Amarant is survived by her husband of Issaquah; two daughters, Sandra Carlos of Las Vegas, Nev., and Pamela Crayton of Bellevue; brother Howard Walters of Sacramento, Calif.; sister Mina Jo Reis of Sonora, Calif.; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests remembrances to the American Heart Association.

Jewel E. Bergstrom
Jewel E. Bergstrom, 71, of Preston, died at home on May 3, 2000.
A memorial service was May 12 at the Preston Baptist Church.
Mrs. Bergstrom was born on March 30, 1929, in Whitewater, Mont., the daughter of John and Margaret Jenson. At an early age she and her family moved to Oroville, where she was raised. She graduated from Othello High School in 1947.
She married Dean A. Bergstrom on May 8, 1950, in Preston. They made their permanent home in Preston in 1951.
For 25 years Mrs. Bergstrom was employed by the Issaquah School District in food services. She was a member of the Preston Baptist Church, Vasa Lodge, Washington School Food Services Association and the American School Food Services Association.
In her leisure hours she enjoyed cooking and hospitality.
Survivors include her husband of Preston; sons Dean Eric Bergstrom of Issaquah and Dan Arnold Bergstrom of Easton; daughter Ann Karine Armstrong of Preston; brother Michael Jenson of Anacortes; sisters Anna Karine Leibrand of Scobey, Mont. and Margie Helen Barth, of Spokane; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Remembrances are suggested to the Preston Baptist Church Memorial Fund.
Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.flintofts.com.
Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.

Robert J. Findlay
Robert J. Findlay, 81, of Maple Valley, died at home on May 13, 2000. Funeral services were May 16 at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Bellevue. Private burial was at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent.
He will be interred in St. Olaf Cemetery in New Richland, Minn.
Mr. Findlay was born on March 6, 1919 in Braceville, Ill., the son of Robert and Pearl Findlay. He was raised in Illinois and married Eleanor Marie Sallade on Aug. 21, 1941 in Lemont, Ill.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Marines in the South Pacific.
He was a master carpenter all his life and enjoyed gardening in his leisure time.
He moved to Redmond in 1954 and then to Issaquah in 1975. He had lived in Maple Valley since 1979.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Jan. 24, 2000. Survivors include his daughter, Gloria R. James of Maple Valley.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Children's Hospital Foundation.
Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.

Dorothy D. Frost
Dorothy D. Frost, 86, of Preston, died on May 3, 2000 in Duvall.
A memorial service was held May 13 at the Preston Baptist Church. Mrs. Frost was born on April 19, 1914, in Olympia, the daughter of David and Emaline Morris.
She married Merton Harold Frost on May 18, 1937. The family moved to Preston in 1944. She was a member of the Preston Baptist Church.
In her leisure time she enjoyed sewing and assisting her granddaughter with her horses.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1975. Survivors include daughters Lorna Frost of Bellevue and Jacquelin Robinson of Medina; son Merton Frost of Granite Falls; brother Dick Morris of Shelton; sister Evie Wallingford of Seattle; two granddaughters, Catherine Frost of Duvall and Joan Hemon of Kirkland; one grandson and one great-grandaughter.
Remembrances are suggested to Evergreen Hospice or Preston Baptist Church. Friends are invited to sign the family's online guestbook at www.flintofts.com
Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.

Dwight V. Hall
Dwight V. Hall, 93, of Issaquah, died on May 11, 2000, at Providence Marianwood in Issaquah.
A reception in his memory will be at the Issaquah Senior Center.
Mr. Hall was born on Oct. 24, 1906, in Guthrie, Okla., the son of Orville and Nona Hall. He was raised in Oklahoma City and attended the University of Oklahoma.
He married Mary Zigar on Feb. 13, 1955 in Las Vegas, Nev. The family lived in Southern California for many years, where he worked for Douglas Aircraft. He moved to Issaquah in 1995.
In his leisure hours Mr. Hall enjoyed riding motorcycles, restoring old cars, and spending time with his friends and family.
Survivors include his wife of Issaquah; daughters Susan Garfield of Los Angeles and Julie Kato of Issaquah; sister Eleanor Achgill of Houston, Texas; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.

Irvin N. Knutson
Irvin "Bud" Neprud Knutson of Issaquah died of cancer on May 12, 2000 at his Providence Point home. He was 84.
He was born on Sept. 25, 1915 in Blair, Wis., the son of Irvin N. and Minnie (Neprud) Knutson. He spent his youth living in Coon Valley, Wis., and graduated president of his class from nearby Westby High School in Westby, Wis. After attending St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., he was employed by the Westby-Coon Valley State Bank. He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Banking.
He married Ruth H. Romine of New Richland, Minn., in Rockford, Ill, on Nov. 9, 1935. After living several years in Coon Valley and Westby, he moved his family in 1954 to Kirkland, where he was manager of the Citizens Bank of Kirkland.
He joined the National Bank of Commerce (now Bank of America) in 1955 and served as manager for branches in Ellensburg, Clarkston, Renton and Seattle before retiring from RainierBank in 1980 as a vice president and loan officer. He lived in Bellevue for 36 years before moving to Providence Point in 1997.
Mr. Knutson was an Eagle Scout. He served on several boards and was a charter member and past council officer of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Bellevue. He also was involved in Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce of Renton.
Preceding him in death was his wife of 60 years. He is survived by three sons, David R. Knutson and wife Marilyn of Tacoma, Dr. Dennis D. Knutson and wife Mary Ann of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Dean P. Knutson and wife Jill of Issaquah; daughter Jean E. Greif and husband Frank of Seattle; two brothers, Lincoln V. Knutson of Westby, Wis. and James E. Knutson of Coon Valley, Wis.; a sister, Genevieve Weigel of Sunnyvale, Calif.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, American Cancer Society or a charity of choice.
Arrangements are by Green's Funeral Home of Bellevue.

Virginia Sloan
Virginia "Ginger" R. Sloan, 81, of Issaquah died on May 11, 2000, at The Care Center at Kelsey Creek in Bellevue.
A memorial is May 17 at Sheldon Sloan's home, 3903 Meadow Ave. N. in Renton.
Mrs. Sloan was born on Oct. 16, 1918, in Centralia, the daughter of David and Manda Self. She was raised in Centralia where she graduated from high school. She married Ken Sloan in 1937 in Seattle. She and her husband moved to Issaquah in 1968.
Mrs. Sloan was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority in Centralia before moving to Issaquah. In her leisure hours she enjoyed working in her garden, and taking care of her cat.
She was preceded in death by her husband in December of 1996. Survivors include sons Sheldon of Renton and Larry of Everett; daughter Kristi of Issaquah; sisters Bertha Towner of Centralia, Agnes Brown of Puyallup and Vivian Heryford of Klamath Falls, Ore.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Remembrances are suggested to Alzheimers Association, 12721 30th Ave NE, Suite 101, Seattle, WA 98125.
Friends and family are invited to sign the family's online guest book at www.flintofts.com.
Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.

Elsa Hussey Young
Elsa Hussey Young, 90, died on April 26, 2000, at Providence Marianwood in Issaquah.
A service was May 5 at Snoqualmie United Methodist Church. Officating at the ceremony were Rev. Mary Brown and Rev. Earl Dean.
Mrs. Young was born on July 6, 1909, on the family farm in Roxbury, Maine. She was raised in Roxbury and Canton, Maine, and then traveled to New York as a young woman to work as a nanny.
She married Howard Young on Oct. 24, 1930, in Brooklyn, N.Y. They returned to Maine to live and work with their parents on their farms.
In 1945 they moved to Bremerton. During World War II, Mr. Young worked in the Naval Shipyard, and with the end of the war the family moved to the Snoqualmie Valley.
Mrs. Young served on the board of directors at Mount Si Senior Center and Snoqualmie Methodist Church. She played the organ and sang in the choir at the Methodist Church. She also managed the food and clothing Bank in North Bend.
In her leisure hours Mrs. Young taught Sunday school, worked on fundraisers with the "Ladies Aide," and spent many mornings preparing a "country breakfast" for friends and family.
She was preceeded in death by her husband in 1977.
Survivors include four sons, Sam and wife Masako Young of Silverdale, Frank and wife Sandy Young of Pensacola, Fla., Jim and wife Jan Young of Snoqualmie, and Bob and wife Deb Young of Pensacola, Fla.; daughter Sally and her husband Larry Van Kirk of Issaquah; sister Wilma Richards of West Brook, Maine; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchilden; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Remembrances are suggested to the Helping Hands Food Bank, 14622 444th Ave. S.E., North Bend, WA 98045; Mount Si Senior Center, P.O. Box 806, North Bend, WA 98045; or Snoqualmie United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 458, Snoqualmie WA 98065.
Arrangements are by Snoqualmie Valley Chapel in North Bend.

Helen L.Sutter
Helen Sutter, 83, a long-time resident of Issaquah died Feb. 8, 2000, at her Bellevue home.
A memorial service was Feb. 12, at Flintofts Issaquah Funeral Home.
Mrs. Sutter was born in Easton. She married Fritz Sutter in 1936.
After a stint in Coolee City, where Mr. Sutter worked on and survived a fall from Coolee Dam, they returned to Issaquah. Here they began a car dealership across from the old Issaquah Feed and Grain store owned by brother-in-law Ben Sutter, and purchased property along east Lake Sammamish. Later they would begin a logging business, move to Oregon and California, and then return in the late 40's to build a home on the lake.
Mrs. Sutter was a bookkeeper for the family businesses and worked for the federal government as a materials forwarder. In the mid 1970s they moved to Phoenix, Ariz., so she could accept a promotion. They returned upon her retirement a few years later.
Mr. and Mrs. Sutter enjoyed travel and visited Europe, Australia and Mexico, and cruised the Panama Canal and Alaska.
She was preceded in death by her husband and a sister, Hazel Main, of North Bend.
She is survived by sons Fred of Lacey, Richard of Shoreline, Jim of Issaquah and Robert of North Bend; daughter Pamela Spencer of North Bend; sisters Wilma Boone of Olympia and Betty Powell of Wapato; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
The family suggests remembrances to your favorite charity. 

Richard R. Ondras
Richard Robert "Dick" Ondras, 69, died Feb. 13, 2000, at his home in Bellevue. A memorial service is 11 a.m. Feb. 19 at Bleitz Funeral Home Chapel in Seattle. Mr. Ondras was born in Beasley, Texas. He served as a corporal in the Army from 1951 to 1953.
He married Barbara J. Kindle on March 7, 1953, in Issaquah, where they resided for 44 years.
He retired from McKinstry Sheet Metal in 1992, and was a member of Sheet Metal Workers Local #66.
He was remembered as a hard-working, family man, a Texas boy at heart who enjoyed gospel and old-time country music.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Scott and wife Kathy of Snohomish, and Robert of LaVergne, Tenn; three daughters, Louise and husband Bill Perry of Fall City, Sheila and Dan Lyon of Marysville, and Tracey Mines of Bellevue; brothers Eugene of Huntsville, Texas, and Joel of San Antonio, Texas; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Remembrances are suggested to Evergreen Hospice.
Arrangements are by Bleitz of Bellevue Funeral Home. 

David Briggs
David M. Briggs, 67, of Issaquah, died on March 8, 2000, at Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue.
A memorial service is March 15 at Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.
Mr. Briggs was born on Nov. 18, 1912, in Erie, Pa., the son of James and Grace Briggs.
His grandfather, Murry Briggs, was founder of the Sullivan Democrat, now known as the Sullivan Daily Times, which was the first newspaper in Sullivan, Pa.
Mr. Briggs married Helen Baldenwick on Jan. 1, 1945. They lived in Western Springs, Ill., until 1950 when they moved to Mercer Island. In 1984 they moved to Issaquah.
Mr. Briggs was employed as an engineer for the Boeing Co. prior to his retirement in 1977.
In his leisure hours Mr. Briggs enjoyed books and poetry, and he and his wife shared a love of horses and training collie dogs.
His wife preceded him in death in 1996.
Survivors include several cousins and very good friends.
Remembrances are suggested to the Alzheimers Association of Western and Central Washington, 1422 N.W. 85th St., Seattle WA 98117.
Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.

Wendell Giberson
Former Issaquah resident Wendell Giberson, 82, of Lake Tapps, died on March 9, 2000, at his home.
A memorial service was March 13 at Creator Lutheran Church in Sumner.
Mr. Giberson was born in Montesano on June 13, 1917, and was raised on the family farm in the Wynoochee Valley. He graduated from Montesano High School in 1936.
He was a 4-H member from 1928 to 1937, served as a delegate to the 4-H Club Congress in Chicago in 1938, and served in the United States Army during World War II.
Mr. Giberson worked for Consolidated Aircraft and as a civilian for the military. He was a missile technician and attended numerous schools throughout the United States during that time.
He retired in 1974 and lived in Issaquah from 1969 to 1989.
In his leisure hours, Mr. Giberson enjoyed fishing, bowling, hunting, traveling and spending time with his family.
Mr. Giberson never married. He lived as a member of the Bert and Dorothy Giberson family for the last 35 years of his life. He was preceded in death by his sister Helen Pinnon in 1963. 
Survivors include brothers Ebert Giberson of Sumner, Allen Giberson of Montesano and Frank Giberson of Concord, Calif.; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.

Steve Kerola
Former Issaquah resident Steve Kerola, 50, died on March 1 in Silverton, Ore., of natural causes.
A memorial is at 11 a.m. March 31 at St. Philomena Catholic Church, 1790 south 222, in Des Moines.
Mr. Kerola was born on May 20, 1949, the son of Agnes and Alvin Kerola.
He graduated in 1968 from Issaquah High School, where he was on the wrestling team. He won the 1968 Washington State wrestling championship with an undefeated season at 168 pounds.
Mr. Kerola was in the Army National Guard Reserve for 16 years.
He graduated from Western Washington University and moved to Oregon to begin his career in education.
He was a respected teacher at Gervais High School for 16 years where he taught art and industrial arts, and coached wrestling.
Mr. Kerola initiated a student home building project where his students spent a year planning, designing and building a home.
The Oregon Building Congress named him the "Oregon Technology Educator of the Year" in 1994 for his teaching excellence.
For the last seven years, Mr. Kerola operated his own business, "Oregon Oak Products."
In his leisure hours he enjoyed the company of his many friends at the Town House Cafe, riding his custom Harley Davidson motorcycle, camping, fishing, woodworking, collecting, gardening and visiting with family.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include sisters Mary Lynn Boland and her husband Jim of Fairfax Station, Va., and Karen Crotty and her husband Jim of Des Moines; brother Don Kerola of Houston, Texas; and six nieces and one nephew.
Remembrances are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.

Edith F. Stewart
Issaquah resident Edith (Pearson) F. Stewart, 91, died on March 10, 2000, at Providence Marianwood.
A graveside inurnment service is at 11 a.m. March 18 at Cedar Lawns Memorial Park in Redmond.
She was born on March 4, 1909, in High Point, the daughter of Peter and Kristine Pearson. She graduated from Issaquah High School.
Mrs. Stewart was employed as an insurance claims adjuster for many years.
The former Mercer Island resident enjoyed family and flower gardening during leisure time.
Survivors include three sisters, Linnea Larson of Kenmore, Anne Johnson of Issaquah and Myrtle Hanavan of Oceanside, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband Benjamin in 1992.
Remembrances are suggested to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St., S., Issaquah, WA 98027 or a favorite charity.
Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.

Bonnie Castagno
A graveside service for Bonnie Castagno, 97, of Issaquah, is 11 a.m. March 8 at Hillside Cemetery in Issaquah.
Mrs. Castagno died on March 4 in Bellevue.
She was born on Sept. 28, 1902 in Madison, Wisc. At the age of 12 she and her family moved to Tacoma. In 1925 she married Frank Castagno and they moved to Issaquah to join his brother, Rem Castagno, who operated Renton Issaquah Auto Freight.
Mrs. Castagno was a 50-year charter member of the Issaquah Children's Orthopedic Hospital Guild, a longtime member of both the Issaquah Garden Club and the Rebekka Lodge of Issaquah.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and flower gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband in March 1990.
Mrs. Castagno is survived by her daughter, Joyce Lewis and her husband Jim of Bellevue; two grandchildren, Frank Lewis of Sammamish and Judy Richards and her husband Rod of Centralia; two great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests remembrances to Children's Hospital, P O Box C-5371, Seattle, WA. 98105 or Harborview Medical Trauma Center, 325 9th Ave., Seattle, WA, 98104.
Arrangements are by Flintofts Issaquah Funeral Home.

Chuck Jacobi
Chuck E. Jacobi, 73, of Issaquah, died on Feb. 27, 2000.
A memorial mass was held on March 6 by his family members in Valley, Neb. Mr. Jacobi was born on May 28, 1926, in Cedar Rapids, Neb., the son of Henry and Clare Jacobi. He was raised on a farm.
He "hiked all over Germany" with the Third Infantry Division of the U.S. Army in 1946.
He returned in 1950, and married Marilyn Gilliam. They settled in Valley, Neb., and for the next 35 years Mr. Jacobi worked selling irrigation systems to farmers throughout the western United States and Canada.
The family moved west in the 1960s. They lived in Yakima and Richland. They also spent time in Boise, Idaho; Billings, Mont.; and Incline Village, Nev.
Mr. Jacobi was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and American Legion Post No. 58 in Nebraska.
In his leisure hours Mr. Jacobi enjoyed his family, his grandchildren, laughter and good storytelling.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years; son Michael and his wife Jennifer Jacobi of New Orleans, La.; daughter Christine and her husband Sandy McDade of Issaquah; brother John Jacobi of Valley, Neb.; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Esther Taylor.
Remembrances are suggested to Alzheimers Association, 12721 30th Ave. N.E., Suite 101, Seattle, WA 98125.
Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.

Joshua Matthai
Joshua D. Matthai, 22, of Issaquah, died on Feb. 28, 2000, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
A gathering of family and friends was held on March 4 at the home of David and Pamela Matthai.
Mr. Matthai was born on Nov. 9, 1977, in Renton, the son of David Matthai and Diane Cruver. He graduated from Issaquah High School in 1996.
In his leisure hours, Mr. Matthai enjoyed sports, music and meeting new people. Survivors include his father of Issaquah; his mother of Auburn; brother Jerad of Mount Vernon; grandparents Rose Matthai of Issaquah and Elmer Woldseth of St. Peterburg, Fla.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Remembrances are suggested to Kids at Risk, c/o Carole Haigood at any Key Bank Branch.
Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.

Joseph Palermo
Joseph Thomas Palermo, 81, died on Feb. 28, 2000.
A funeral service was held on March 4 at Green's bellevue Funeral Chapel. Burial followed at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Bellevue.
Mr. Palermo was born on Aug. 24, 1918, in Philadephia, Penn. He served in the Army during World War II. He spent his career as a Prudential insurance agent.
Survivors include his wife Anna of Issaquah; daughter Nancy Palermo of Issaquah; son Joseph Palermo Jr. and wife Joyce of Issaquah; three grandchildren of Issaquah; and sisters Dolores Furia and Rita Rosa, both of Philadelphia.


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