Ida Elsie Kageler passed away Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, in Puyallup, WA of congestive heart failure. Ida was born March 4, 1920 of parents William and Anna Haack in their home in Oregon City, OR. She married Ernest A. Wigle on February 14, 1942, and the two of them raised four boys during their 40 years of marriage. She was widowed in 1982. Ida lived in the Tacoma area since 1958, and was active in Calvary Baptist Church during most of those years. At 81 years old, Ida met her second love, and married Melvin Kageler on December 29, 2001. She was widowed again 7 months later. Ida loved to travel and enjoyed numerous trips with her husbands and special friends. Ida is survived by her four sons, William E. Wigle and wife Joan of Fallbrook CA, Vernon D. Wigle and wife Joy of Chaska MN, Gary B. Wigle and wife Linda of Covington WA, and Glenn C. Wigle of Shelton, WA; and sister-in laws Ethyl Kageler and Alice McGee. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother Edwin Haack and sister Ruth Zenger, both of Portland OR. The family will conduct a private service to spread her ashes at the location of her wishes. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Doris Mae Sebade Feb. 26, 1921 – Oct. 22, 2009 Doris and her twin sister Deloris were born at home in Wall, South Dakota where they attended Wall High School. As a young girl Doris met her soul mate of life, Norman Sebade. They celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary October 5, 2009. The love that Doris and Norman shared for over 71 years was an inspiration to all who knew them. Family and home were Doris’ most important focus in life. Her goal was to make sure all of her family were well educated and goal oriented. One of her many gifts was her ability to stay abreast of world, local and family news. Throughout their many years together, Doris and Norman enjoyed Tahoma Dance Club and their pinochle club. No one could play cards with such zest and shear sparkle as Doris. Doris’ professional career spanned many dedicated years with the Nutritional Services of the Tacoma School District. One of the many joys Doris and Norman shared was their visit to family and friends in Wall, South Dakota. Also their trips to visit Susan and family in the Northeast were very special to them. Unfortunately, Doris suffered with health problems for many years. However, she was determined to spend each day to its fullest whether playing cards, going for frequent rides with family and friends or chatting with her sister in Wall. Doris was gifted with the ability to sew and crouchet. She created unbelievable works of art using the finest threads and fabrics. her many beautiful tablecloths, bedspreads and afghans will be treasured. She made sure that her daughters; Margaret and Susan at a young age could cook and sew. Grandchildren knew there were always cookies, pies and cakes at Grandma’s house. And everyone knew far and wide about her famous chicken and noodles dinner. We will all remember fondly and miss those special dinners together. Doris wrapped her family in love and devotion. With her passing, cherished memories are left to her beloved husband of 71 years, Norman, daughters Margaret Long (Charles Reed) of South Hill and Susan Grady (Kim Mowers) of Rowayton, Ct, grandchildren Lori Pelland (Steve) of Puyallup, Lana RockeE(Kris) of Tacoma. Bret Grady (Grace), Brooke Grady of Fairfield, CT, four great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren, her twin sister Deloris Foster of Wall, SD and many nieces, nephews and friends. Doris was preceded in death by her sister and three brothers of Wall, SD. Doris was retired from the Tacoma School District. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, October 27th at 11:00 a.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home. The family suggest that memorial gifts may be sent to: Franciscan Hospice; P.O. Box 1502, Tacoma, WA 98401. The personal gifts of love and guidance given by Hospice will forever be in our hearts. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
Myron W. Thompson married Sylvia Kern Thompson, upon graduation. Myron is survived by his daughter Joan Swarner, grandchildren Ron Swarner (Kate), Ken Swarner (Allison), Debbie White (Bill), seven great grandchildren, daughter Linda Edwards, sister Maxine Phillips and brother Floyd Thompson. Myron is preceded in death by his wife Sylvia. The family would like to thank all of his caretakers at Laurel House and Tacoma Lutheran Home, especially Joe in the Alzheimer unit at Tacoma Lutheran Home. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
Evelyn (Evie) Van Patten was born August 6, 1931 and she passed away October 21, 2009. She was preceded in death by her son Lenny and three sisters. Surviving are her loving husband Leonard, daughter Debra Ellis, two sisters, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. We all love you and will miss you forever. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
James Edward Henderson was born on March 3, 1934 in Murfreesboro, TN, passed away October 20. After graduating high school, James joined the Army where he proudly served for 26 years. He was a great man, hard worker, well read, giving, loving, loyal, and most of all, he loved his family. He is survived by his wife, Hoa; his three sons, Hai, Anh Tuan and Hung; daughters Hue and Denise and nine grandchildren. Donations can be made to Multiple Myeloma Foundation ( friends.myeloma.org ) in his memory. A memorial service is being held at Mountain View on November 24, 2009 at 3 PM. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
In Loving Memory of Lydia Zack Tupuola May 6, 1956 – Oct. 23, 2009 Lydia leaves her husband of 33 years, Lucky Tupuola. She is preceded in death by her father, Ray Zack and a son Raymond Tupuola. Survivors include her mother, Norma Zack Napoleon, one brother Rex Zack and 8 sisters: Helen Zack, Patty Zack, Marie Antone, Roxy Walters, Sherene Berry, Christine West, Jeannine Satiacum and Winona Zack. Lydia loved all people and never met a stranger. She was proud to be a member of the Yakima Indian Nation and of her husband’s Samoan culture. Her quick wit and at times blunt comments will be missed. Her home was open to all. Evening service: Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, 5-8pm; Funeral service at 10am, Wed., Oct. 28th also in the Aspen Chapel at Mountain View Funeral Home. Burial in Mountain View Memorial Park. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.