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June 19, 2019

Donna E Zimmerman 87, a long-time resident of La Conner passed away in Seattle on June 12, 2019. Donna was born in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota on August 5, 1931 to SR (Bob) and Mina Green. She lived in the Avon-Fredonia area, working on farms. Donna attended school in Avon and Burlington and graduated from La Conner High School in 1949. She was married to Boyd Zimmerman for 68 years. Donna worked for the post office as a rural mail carrier, retiring in 1991. Donna was a member of the La Conner Methodist Church and Billkens Club.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Walter Ardell Johnson, Sr. was born on February 16, 1927 at the Rowley Hospital, to John Linley and Mary Kathrine (O’Brien) Johnson in Mount Vernon. On June 7, 2019 he passed away at a care facility in Mount Vernon. He is survived by his children, Patty (Larry) McCormick, Carol (Gene) Johnson, Mary (Jeff) Hartshorn, Walter Johnson, Jr. and Heidi (Mike) Riley; son-in-law, Ellery Gage; many grandchildren as well as many great grandchildren.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

On May 30, 2019, Barbara Vogland Stockwell of Shelter Bay completed all the chapters in her book of life. Born November 7, 1939 to Henry & Lillian Vogland in Portland, OR. Barbara married Jon Nelson in 1959 having two children, Julie (1963) & Robert (1965). Divorced in 1974 Barbara and her children traveled and moved several times before moving to La Conner in 1979. Through those years Barbara was a secretary, marketer for independent businesses, sold wood stoves, remodeled houses, realtor, took properties through the purchase, permit process and marketing for the original Holiday Inn owner, John Q. Hammons.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Jerrol “Jerry” Ralph Keller (81) of La Conner, WA, passed away at Island Hospital in Anacortes, WA the evening of May 25th, 2019 after a courageous struggle with declining health. He was born on July 25, 1937 in Morganton, NC, the devoted only child of Phrona (Benfield) and Ralph Keller.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

On May 9, longtime La Conner resident Don Power died peacefully and quietly at his Fidalgo Island home. Don and his wife, Mary Jean Brady, worked hard to build a fishing business that was widely respected and admired in the industry, as well as many restaurants. As per Don’s wish, he was buried at the Meadows Natural Burial Ground at Moles’ Greenacres Memorial Park. You may visit Don’s resting place there and read his full obituary at Moles website or visit Nerka Sea Frozen.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Alvin Michael “Al” Strutzel, 94, a resident of La Conner, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Life Care Center, Mount Vernon, WA. He was born November 6, 1924 in Monitor, WA, the son of Rudolph and Wilma (Warren) Strutzel.
Al’s family were early settlers in the Monitor area, having arrived in 1902

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Tom Winn, of La Conner, WA, passed away at Skagit Valley Hospital on May 6, 2019 after a sudden and brief illness.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Elaine (Mom) passed away at home surrounded by her loving children, after an extended illness.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Fred Ossewarde passed away peacefully on April 22, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Fred was born in Bellingham, Washington September 30, 1934, and adopted at three days old by Helen and Lewis Ossewarde. He grew up in Bellingham an only child, but 20-some years ago he did a search and found a half-brother, Robert Martin, who he had been in Rotary with for many years. They enjoyed their new relationship as brothers
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Donald Richard Henkle passed away peacefully at age 90 in La Conner, WA on April 6, 2019 after an eight year battle with multiple myeloma.  Don was born in Auburn, WA and grew up in Seattle with his parents, Tolly Henkle and Marion (Hostetter) Henkle.  
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Marian Louise Crim, born October 8, 1930 to Manfred & Ella (Meyer) Nystrom of La Conner, WA., passed away March 3, 2019 at her home
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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