MAY 31, 1924 – SEPT. 11, 2006
Rex A. Hursh, 82, of Puyallup died on September 11, 2006 at Franciscan Hospice in Tacoma.
He was born in Chadwick, MO and was the oldest son of Bert and Callie Hursh, and married Erika C. Hursh (Templer) on Feb. 8, 1957, in Bremerhaven, Germany. He was baptized and saved at an early age. Mr. Hursh served in the Army from 1941 to 1962, and was a combat veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. While serving in the Philippines he received a Purple Heart. He worked as an automotive mechanic until his retirement in 1986. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.
Mr. Hursh was preceded in death by his infant daughter Carolyn, parents, and brother Joe of Chadwick, MO. He is survived by his wife of Puyallup, son Roy (Marianne) Hursh of Poulsbo; daughter Eva (Rene) Vidana, of Fox Island; son Allen (Mary) Hursh of Puyallup; sister Fern Nelson, of Sparta, MO; sister June Bilyeu, of Chadwick, MO; sister-in-law Hazel Hursh of Sparta, MO; grandchildren Jeff, Tami, Samantha, Seth, Lucas, Paxton, and Colleen; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Vernon G. Olson
Nov 18, 1920 – Sept 11, 2006
Vernon was the born in Gary Minnesota into a family of seven brothers and sisters.
During World War II, he joined the army serving bravely in the Pacific Theater as a Forward signalman, monitoring troop movements.
He worked at St Regis mill as a lumber grader. Vernon and his wife, Helen, were married over 60 years. They built their home on McKinley Hill where he lovingly tended his fruit trees and garden.
He and Helen were faithful and active members of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church where Ben was an usher. Car trips, salmon fishing and a good game of cards brought him joy.
Vernon was hard working. He was kind and gentle. He had a great sense of humor.
He deeply touched the lives of those who knew him.
Vernon was predeceased by his wife, Helen, in 2003. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Irene Olson, her husband, Vearl, and many loving nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11am Saturday, September 16th at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 101 East 38th Street, Tacoma, WA. Donations may be made in Vernon’s name to Franciscan Hospice 2901 Bridgeport Way West, University Place, WA 98466 or to a charity of your choice.
Leo P. Freidhoff
08-29-17 & 09-10-06
Leo was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a proud soldier. He served in World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He guarded the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery. He also served in the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his loving wife Irene; sons Dennis and Fritz (Susan), and step-daughter Pamela; and four grand-children. He was preceded in death by his first wife Mildred and son Leo C.
Graveside services will be held Monday, September 18, at 11:30 am at Mountain View Memorial Park.
The above listed obituaries were arranged by Mountain View Funeral Home. Sign the online guest book. 253-584-0252.