Obituaries

Charlotte Patricia Wade

— January 27, 2020

Charlotte Patricia Wade, know to her friends and family as Charly, age 51, passed away Jan. 27, 2020, in the comfort of her own home in Oak Harbor, Wash., surrounded by her loved ones. She is survived by her husband and soulmate, Tom (Wade); her two beloved daughters, Ashley (Brooks) and Emma (Elm); her grandchildren, […]

Duane Van Dyke

— January 8, 2020

September 29, 1930 Rev. and Mrs. J. R. Van Dyke welcomed their fourth son, Duane, while living in Ireton, Iowa. His family included three brothers – Raymond, baby Louis Jack, Louis and later sister Ardith, all of whom have preceded him in death. January 8, Duane entered his much awaited heavenly home. The Van Dyke […]

Phyllis B. Sherman

— January 7, 2020

Phyllis Barbara Sherman, age 87, passed away Jan. 7, 2020, with her husband of 64 years at her side. She was surrounded by family for her entire life, as well as during her brief hospitalization after suffering a stroke.  Phyllis was born in 1932 in Coupeville, Wash., to Danish immigrants Peter and Barbara Sloth. She […]

Richard Niell Donovan

— January 16, 2020

Richard Niell Donovan was born in Amarillo, Texas Feb. 14, 1940 to Paul and Camilla Donovan. In 1943, the family moved to Kansas, where Dick grew up. Dick’s mother was active in church, teaching Sunday school and VBS. Her Christian faith influenced Dick, for which he was always deeply grateful.  Dick felt called to the […]

John W. McDonald

— January 5, 2020

John William (Bill) McDonald passed suddenly on Jan. 5, 2020. He was born to John and Aileen McDonald April 24, 1947 in Tacoma, Wash. Bill graduated from Lincoln High School in 1965 and received a degree in Economics from Washington State University in 1969. He was then commissioned in the Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant […]

Margaret A. Turner

— January 8, 2020

Margaret A. Turner of Freeland, Wash., passed away Jan. 8, 2020 at the age of 75.  She spent most of her life on Whidbey Island working as a Probation Officer for Island County and raising her family.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Lucy Lundquist, and three brothers, Dennis, Irving, and […]

Karl Michael “Mike” Fankhauser

— January 7, 2020

Mike was born in Snohomish, Wash., the son of Karl and Virginia (Bailey) Fankhauser, and graduated from Everett High School with the class of 1953, and a proud member of the 1952 state football championship team. Mike attended universities of Washington, Western, and Central, and taught in the Highline and Marysville School Districts. He retired […]

Lloyd R. Linn, BMC, USNR (Ret.)

— December 20, 2019

Lloyd Raymond Linn of Oak Harbor, Wash., passed away Dec. 20, 2019. Lloyd was born in Willard, Ohio on July 16, 1926 to Curtis and Lillian Linn. He was raised in Willard and graduated from Willard High School. He owned the Marathon Service Station with his only sibling, Mary, until he went into the Navy […]

Phyllis B. Sherman

— January 7, 2020

Phyllis Barbara Sherman, age 87, passed away on Jan. 7, 2020. Her loving husband of 64 years, Al, was at her side. She was surrounded by family for her entire life, as well as during her brief hospitalization after suffering a stroke.  A Celebration of Life for Phyllis will take place on Feb. 8, 2020 […]