OBITUARIES: Friday, July 18

By Observer Upload July 18, 2014 10:03 am
Hermann, Enss, Fratzke, Abram, Searles, Scott, Kizer, Decker

L. W. ‘Buck’ Hermann

Formerly of La Grande

L.W.  “Buck” Hermann, 96, died Thursday in Hood River. A full obituary will be published later.


Christel H. Enss

La Grande

Christel H. Enss, 92, of La Grande, died Thursday at Angeline Senior Living. A full obituary will be published later. Loveland Funeral Chapel & Crematory will be handling the arrangements.


David L. Fratzke

La Grande

A celebration of David L. Fratzke’s life will take place at 1 p.m. Aug. 30 at the First Presbyterian Church in La Grande.

Fratzke, 70, died May 30 at his vacation home in Buckeye, Ariz. A complete obituary will be published later.


Clarence Eugene Abram, Sr.

La Grande


Clarence Eugene Abram, Sr., 78, of La Grande and formerly of Edgefield, S.C., died July 13 at a local care facility. Viewing will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Daniels~Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Daniels~Knopp, followed by a committal at the Island City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wayside Chapel in care of Daniels~Knopp.


Marjorie Jeanne (Dalton) Searles

Formerly of Enterprise and Joseph


Marjorie Jeanne (Dalton) Searles, 93, of College Place, Wash., and formerly of Enterprise and Joseph, died July 11 in Milton-Freewater. She was known to many family members and friends as “Bamma.” 

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the St. Katherine’s Catholic Church in Enterprise. Concluding services and burial will follow in the Enterprise Cemetery.  

Contributions can be made to the charity of choice through the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main St., Milton-Freewater OR 97862. To leave a condolence online, visit


Pauline Ann (Pengra) Scott

Formerly of La Grande


Polly Scott, 94, formerly of La Grande, died June 15 in Beaverton.

A celebration of the life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Atkinson Memorial Church, 710 Sixth St., Oregon City. A reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oregon Alzheimer’s Association —


Milo J. (M.J.) Kizer

High Valley


Milo J. “M.J.” “Grandpa” Kizer, 91, of High Valley, died July 10 at his home.  

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Union Cemetery. The family requests casual dress for the graveside service. A celebration of life will be held in October.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Union Baptist Church AWANA Clubs. 


Catherine Decker



Catherine Arlene Landis Decker, 75, died at Wallowa July 14.

A funeral service was held Friday morning at the Wallowa Assembly of God Church with interment following at the Wallowa Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Wallowa County Search and Rescue in care of Bollman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 547, Enterprise OR 97828.