May 11, 1940 - - June 30, 2018
MAY 11, 1940 – JUNE 30, 2018
Robert E. “Bob/Bobby” Nelson. was born May 11, 1940, at Deaconess Hospital in south Minneapolis, MN. He began his childhood along with older brother Marvin in the Elliot Park Neighborhood upstairs above Grandma and Grumps Powell. Brother Donnie soon followed and Robert and his young brother roamed the ally of 10th Avenue in search of treasure ...
September 19, 1923 - - June 18, 2018
Rita Irene Winkel, 94, passed away peacefully June 18, 2018 at her home outside of Coupeville, WA with family nearby. Rita and her husband Robert C Winkel (deceased 1991) moved to the area in 1984. Rita leaves behind 3 children, one grandchild, 7 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Rita was a SPAR in the Coast Guard women’s auxiliary during WWII. She was ...
January 22, 1923 - - June 17, 2018
Laurin Bernard Zylstra was born to Rance and Anna (Ann) Loers Zylstra in Oak Harbor, Jan. 22, 1923. He joined older brother Don, who had a hard time saying Laurin, so his nickname became “Buddy.” Later it was shortened to Bud and it has been Bud ever since. His childhood memories included swimming at the Freund’s pond and playing at the beach. As he grew, more activities ...
February 16, 1926 - - May 27, 2018
Dale Klutsenbaker was born on February 16, 1926 in Mehan, Oklahoma, the son of Joseph and Maude (Lakey) Klutsenbaker. Dale's family moved to Washington State in 1936. At the age of 16, Dale and a buddy set out for South California on bicycles, making it to Portland, OR before opting to hitch-hike the rest of the way. He graduated from Arlington High School in 1943.
At the youn ...
Richard Porritt Jr
September 20, 1948 - - May 19, 2018
Captain Richard H. Porritt, Jr.
September 20, 1948 - May 19, 2018
Richard H. Porritt, Jr. (Rick) was born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, September 20, 1948. He attended Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, where he majored in Philosophy. During his sophomore year, he met the love of his life, Susan Jene Forcey and they were married in Washington, D.C. in June 1971. They crea ...
ADRC James Rochefort, USNR (Ret)
May 02, 1932 - - May 13, 2018
Picture and obituary to follow.
RADM Lyle Bull, USN (Ret)
April 08, 1938 - - May 04, 2018
Lyle Franklin Bull (born April 8, 1938) was a rear admiral in the United States Navy. RADM Bull flew 237 Combat missions during 3 cruises to Vietnam. During a successful and harrowing single-ship mission into Hanoi, LT Bull was awarded the Navy Cross. He is an alumnus of Iowa State University.
Years of service
Rear admiral (upper half)
August 04, 1938 - - April 01, 2018
John Martin Wilburn “Papa John”, Navy Chief Petty Officer (Retired), born on August 4, 1938, passed away April 1, 2018 with his loving wife, Nobuko, by his side.
He joined the Navy in 1952 and served with the 115 Squadron in the Vietnam conflict and proudly on the USS Midway. John was a proud Navy man and could tell you many fascinating stories of his life in the service. ...
September 09, 1930 - - March 07, 2018
Mherling Irwin Luce
Sept 9, 1930 – March 7, 2018
Mherling Irwin "Irv" Luce, age 87, sailed away peacefully on March 7, 2018 at Homeplace Memory Care in Oak Harbor, WA. after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.
He was born September 9, 1930 in Star Junction, Pennsylvania to Emerson Russell and Nelle Delores Luce. He was the eldest of four children raised in the nearby t ...
September 01, 1935 - - February 26, 2018
William “Bill” Houlet Henry, Sr., son of Rube Melton Henry and Lena Lee Henry, born in Sunflower, Mississippi on September 1, 1935. At age 17 William enlisted into the U.S. Navy in 1952 and retired in 1972. He then worked as a Civil Service Fireman at NAS Whidbey, until his retirement in 1992.
William married Pauline Kahawai in 1954 until 1977. In 1981 he married the “ ...