Obituaries

John Thomas Kohlmann

— June 13, 2021

John Thomas Kohlmann passed away peacefully Sunday, June 13, 2021 at his home in Oak Harbor, Wash. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pat Kohlmann, whodied April 10, 2020. John served as a Supply Officer in the U.S. Navy for 21 years, with duty stations all over the world and all over the […]

Anita Theola Fuge Gibson

— May 28, 2021

Anita Theola Fuge Gibson was sent home and reunited with her husband of 75 years, Fredrick Allister Gibson, 94 years, May 28, 2021, at the age of 95 years at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, Wash., with her daughter Christine Marie Gibson by her side. Anita was born in Seattle, Wash., Nov. 21, 1925. […]

James Paul “Roman” Jiles

— June 11, 2021

Roman was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, June 15, 1996, and died in Oak Harbor, Wash., June 11, 2021. Adopted into a loving family, Roman leaves his mother, Karen; his sister, Laura; his aunt, Gail; and his cousin, Marci, all of Whidbey Island. Roman came home to Whidbey Island at age 3 and attended schools in […]

Joseph Norbert Stroyan

— June 2, 2021

Joseph Norbert Stroyan, age 84, passed away peacefully June 2, 2021, surrounded by love, laughter, and tears as his family and friends shared his final moments. Joseph, born in Tacoma, Wash., was the only child of Joseph N. Stroyan and Lola M. Brubaker. His dad was a blacksmith working in isolated lumber camps. Joe’s early […]

Porter Newell Baldridge

— May 27, 2021

Porter Newell Baldridge died May 27, 2021, and we assume he is rather ticked off about it. He was born to Porter, Jr., and Bernice Baldridge in 1943. They enjoyed being parents so much that they had two more children, Randy and Candy. While growing up in Wisconsin’s northwoods, Porter amused himself annoying his mother […]

Delphine Fleming

— May 17, 2021

Delphine Fleming was born Sept. 17, 1924 and passed away May 17, 2021. Services will be held at St. Augustine Catholic Church on Friday, May 28. Viewing visitation from 9 to10a.m. Funeral Mass will take place at 10 a.m., followed by interment at Maple Leaf Cemetery in Oak Harbor at 11:30 a.m. Please see full […]

Lyla Maxine Libbey Snover

— May 3, 2021

Lyla, who was born to Joseph Libbey and Ethel Hancock Libbey Feb. 22, 1934, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family May 3, 2021. She was active and busy as always to the end, spending her last day painting in her shop. Lyla was a beloved daughter of two of the earliest pioneer families […]

Dean R. Fetterman, AFCM, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

— May 3, 2021

MCPO Dean Raymond Fetterman died at home surrounded by loved ones Monday, May 3, 2021 at 1200 hours. He was born to Raymond Fetterman and Frances (Bowman) Fetterman Aug. 1, 1942 in Yuba City, Calif. He grew up in Marysville, Calif. where he also graduated from high school. At 17 years old he went to […]

Tobin ‘Toby’ Maurice Panattoni

— May 1, 2021

Dr.Tobin ‘Toby’ Maurice Panattoni was a beloved chiropractor who owned Whidbey Island Chiropractic Center in Oak Harbor. Born May 2, 1960 in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., he loved Tahoe and worked as ski patrol at Heavenly Valley Ski Resort. Dr. Toby graduated from South lake Tahoe High School before receiving his Bachelor of Science in […]