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Jerry Stern

July 31, 2021

Gerald Gerhardt “Jerry” Stern, 93, passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2021 in Spokane, Washington. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church with Pastor Steve Heinsen officiating....

Amanda Callahan

July 28, 2021

Amanda Carol Callahan, 59, passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at her home near Sandpoint, Idaho. It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn her passing after a valiant and very brave fight with pancreatic cancer. She was born on August...

Virginia Ross

July 20, 2021

Virginia L. Ross passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at North Idaho Hospice, Schneidmiller House in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She was born on May 7, 1927 to John W. Storey and Clara Esther Clements Storey at Emporia, Kansas. She was the second of sev...

Jewel Willford

July 18, 2021

Jewel Marie Willford, 67, passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2021 in Sandpoint, Idaho. Private family services have been held. Jewel was born on November 23, 1953 in Sandpoint to Buck “John” and Gloria (Evans) Willford. She attended Southside, Koo...

Aiden Dyer

July 16, 2021

Aiden “den!!” Dyer went to heaven in the arms of his Guardian Angel on Friday, July 16, 2021. At only 11, he taught all who knew him how to truly live in the moment and to love unconditionally. Aiden Michael Dyer was born on January 15, 2010 ...

Jesse Dawson

July 15, 2021

Jesse Drew Dawson, 44, passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2021 in Sandpoint, Idaho. Jesse was born on May 2, 1977 in Sandpoint to Michael and Debra Dawson. He grew up and attended schools in Sandpoint, graduating in 1995. Jesse did concrete work for...

Sandra Fraser

July 6, 2021

Sandra J. Fraser, 84 passed away on July 6, 2021 in Sandpoint, Idaho. She traveled the world, as a flight attendant, and later on a motorcycle across the U.S. and Europe with her husband Doug. However, Sandra Jean Smith Fraser was a small town girl...

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Paul Ruth

July 1, 2021

Captain Paul A. Ruth USN (Ret), 83, passed away on July 1, 2021, in Sandpoint, Idaho, surrounded by loving family. He was born on February 5, 1938, in Allentown, PA to the late Paul and Mae Ruth. He was a graduate of Allentown High School and the Nav...

Marta Lysnewycz

June 21, 2021

On 21 June 2021 at 12:12 pm, Marta Lysnewycz went to meet her Maker. She leaves behind her only daughter, Christine Lysnewycz Holbert; son-in-law Dr. D. Vernon Holbert; grandchildren Dr. Daniel Vernon Holbert, Maggi Holbert, and Nicole Turner; and fi...

Joseph Shupp

June 19, 2021

Joseph Daniel Shupp, 47, passed away from lung cancer on Saturday, June 19, 2021 in Sandpoint, Idaho. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at the North Summit Church with Pastor Steve Brown officiating. Joe was b...

William Foster

June 17, 2021

William David “Bill” Foster, 61, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Thursday, June 17, 2021 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Sandpoint wi...

Benjamin McConnell, IV

June 14, 2021

Benjamin Rush McConnell IV, 73, passed away on Monday, June 14, at his home in Hope, Idaho. He is the son of Benjamin Rush McConnell, III, and Enid Mary (White) McConnell. He is proceeded in death by his parents, and his sister, Sharon DeGloria M...

Edna Heath

June 7, 2021

Edna Lois Heath, 96, passed away on Monday, June 7, 2021 in Sagle, Idaho. A complete obituary will be published at a later date. ...

Kevin Cavalier

June 6, 2021

Kevin John Cavalier, 61, passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021 in Sandpoint, Idaho. Private family services will be held. Kevin was born on April 6, 1960 in Long Beach, CA to Marvin and Phyllis Cavalier. He attended school in Spokane, WA, Bremerton, ...

Jonathan Lewis

June 5, 2021

Jonathan Dean Lewis, 33, passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. A celebration of Jon’s life will be held at a later date. Jon was born on February 3, 1988 in Sandpoint, Idaho to Roger Lewis and Julie Stevens. He grew up a...

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Larry Barton

June 5, 2021

Larry Wayne Barton, 80, passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at his home near Sandpoint, Idaho. Larry will be laid to rest at the Grandview Cemetery in Bonners Ferry, ID. Larry was born on April 14, 1941 in Dodge City, Kansas to John and Virga Bart...

Merilee Lovelace-Kleiber

May 30, 2021

Merilee Jean Lovelace-Kleiber died peacefully at Hospice House in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on Sunday, May 30, 2021. Merilee was born June 10, 1953 in Corydon Iowa. After living in Iowa, South Dakota, and Michigan her family settled in St. Cloud, Min...

Steven Gilliland

May 30, 2021

Steven Dale Gilliland, 73, passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2021 in Sagle, Idaho. Private family services have been held. Steven was born on April 13, 1948 in Spokane, WA. He grew up and attended schools in Spokane. He then enlisted in the United Stat...

Benjamin Herndon

May 28, 2021

Benjamin Michael Herndon lost his battle with powers and principalities when he died by suicide on May 28, 2021 at Chilkat Lake, Alaska. Benjamin was lured to Alaska by the promise of adventure and alternatives to the Christian worldview in which he...

Steve Kantrud

May 27, 2021

Stephen “Steve” Paul Kantrud, age 55, of Sandpoint, Idaho, died in the Kalispell Regional Medical Center from complications invoked by COVID-19 on May 27, 2021. Steve was born in Fergus Falls, Minnesota on December 9, 1965 to Stephen Leonard ...

Gary Williamson

May 26, 2021

Gary Bagley Williamson, 67, passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 in Sandpoint, Idaho after an 11-year battle with a form of Alzheimer’s called PCA. Memorial Services will be held at 4:00 PM on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at the Sandpoint Church of th...

Telva Bolkcom

May 25, 2021

Telva D. Bolkcom passed peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at her home in Athol, Idaho at the age of 84, she will be greatly missed and always remembered. Services to honor her life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday June 5th at th...

James "Doc" Kemp

May 23, 2021

James Daniel Kemp, D.C. was born June 30, 1939 in Emmetsburg, Iowa, to Archie and Susie Kemp. He passed away on May 23, 2021, at the age of 81 at his home in Sandpoint. He was raised on a farm in Iowa, and enjoyed running tractors, and all types of h...

Chris Thurlow

May 23, 2021

Christopher Lynn Thurlow, 59, passed away peacefully in his home with friends and family present, on Sunday, May 23, 2021 in Sandpoint, Idaho. Chris was born on June 2, 1961 in Sandpoint, to Jerry and Phyllis (Bricker) Thurlow. He spent his childho...

Rockey L Burkholder

May 20, 2021

Rockey Lee Burkholder, 72, passed away on Monday December 7, 2020 in Sandpoint, Idaho. Tentatively, joint memorial services (with his mother, Valdie) will be held on Saturday, September 18, at the Becker Auditorium in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Rockey w...