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Obituaries

MARIE K

MARIE K. DIETRICH

Marie K. Dietrich, 90, of Sunnyside died Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at Hillcrest Manor in Sunnyside.

She was born April 27, 1913 in Richland to the late William and Elsie Fruehling. They were some of the pioneer family of the Richland community. Marie received her education at the Richland schools. In 1938 she married George Dietrich in Prosser. Together they made their home on a farm in Richland, until the Atomic Energy Commission required them to move. In 1943 she with her family moved to a farm in Outlook, where they farmed until retiring in 1981 and later moving to their home in Sunnyside.

She is survived by her son, Manford Dietrich (Monica) of Sunnyside; one daughter, Delores Frink (Dick) of Bellevue; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Delores Steffens of Pasco and Wanda Jackson of Las Vegas, Nev.; and one brother, Clarence Fruehling of Kennewick.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George, in May 1986.

Viewing and visitation will be held Friday, April 16, 2004, from 1 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 17, 2004, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 17, 2004, at 2 p.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

PATRICIA L. WHITNER

Patricia (Pat) L. Whitner, 74, of Sunnyside died Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at Hillcrest Manor.

She was born March 21, 1930 in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Therese (Bernklau) and Robert Ziska.

She graduated from Bremerton High School with the class of 1948.

On Dec. 18, 1948 she married Paul Whitner at Bremerton. Following their marriage they made their home in Bremerton. She moved to Sunnyside in 1950.

She is survived by two daughters, Theresa Robertson and husband, Mike, of Sunnyside and Paula Delorme and husband, Donald, of Montana; two sons, Gerald Whitner and wife, NamSun and Kenneth Whitner and wife, Kathy, all of Goldendale;

12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, AnnaMae Travis of Grandview and Marilyn Hunter of Washington; and one brother, Charles Ziska of California.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul; one brother, Robert Ziska; and one sister, Myrtle Schwartz.

Viewing and visitation will be held Friday, April 16,

2004, from 1 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 17,

2004, from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.

Graveside funeral services will be held Saturday, April 17, 2004, at 3:30 p.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside, under direction of Smith Funeral Home.

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