RAVALLI COUNTY OBITUARIES

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ROBERT CARL YADON
May 7, 1915 - June 9, 1956   
Carl Yadon Killed In Idaho Monday
    Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Dowling chapel for Carl Yadon, 43, who was instantly  killed Monday near Idaho Falls when his car was hit by a tanker, throwing him out of the vehicle. Rev. Jesse Dove will officiate at the rites and burial will be in Corvallis cemetery where his father, Vincent Yadon is buried. Pallbearers will be Gene, William, Glenn and Orville Sperry, Claris Glidewell, Jesse Mickens.
    Robert Carl Yadon was born May 7, 1915 at Brockton, Montana and came here with his family in 1926. He attended Corvallis schools. He spent several years in Alaska in construction work and as business manager for a union. He returned to the valley last November and he and his mother went to Idaho Falls recently to live.
    Survivors besides his mother, Mrs. Alta Yadon, are a sister, Mrs. Kibby (Stella) Toftoy of Great Falls; nephew Steve Toftoy and niece Janet Toftoy.
The Western News, June 12, 1956

VINCENT V. YADON
December 31, 1885 - October 29, 1938
WORKS IN FIELDS; DIES
V.V. Yadon Victim of Heart Attack Saturday at Corvallis; Funeral Rites Held Here Tuesday

    A heart attack claimed the life of Vincent V. Yadon, Corvallis farmer, as he worked in his beet field Saturday forenoon. The end came as Mrs. Yadon was operating a beet lifter and Coroner John Dowling said death was instantaneous. Mrs. Yadon and their son, Carl, and daughter, Stella, are the immediate family members. Sisters of Mr. Yadon to survive are Mrs. Walter Howsley of Filer, Idaho; Mrs. Homer Tetter of Paradise, and Mrs. Clara Berry of Ryderswood, Washington. Robert Yadon of Lewistown, Price of Wibaux, and Everett of Kirksville, Missouri, are the brothers.
    Mr. Yadon was born at Kirksville, Missouri, December 31, 1885, and he came from that place to the Bitter Root valley 16 years ago. Funeral services were held at the Dowling chapel Tuesday afternoon by REv. C.J. Taber and interment was in the Corvallis Cemetery. The pallbearers were Lee White, W.V. Sperry, A.N. Neilson, O.A. Glidewell, Charles Reeder, and Clyde Pendergraft.
Ravalli Republican, November 3, 1938, page 1

AMANDA YOKI
December 23, 1875 - October 26, 1946
LAST RITES HELD TUESDAY FOR MRS. AMANDA YOKI, LONG RESIDENT OF CITY.
     Funeral services were conducted at the Dowling Chapel in Hamilton Tuesday afternoon by Rev. W.H. Sanderson in tribute to Mrs. Amanda Yoki, who died at her home in Hamilton Saturday, Ocotber 26. Following the rites, interment was made in Riverview cemetery. Those who served as pallbearers were: Joseph Haigh, Bert Beavers, Victor Hangas, John Maki, Jack Maki, and Claude Cunningham.
     Mrs. Yoki was born at Vassa, Finland, December 23, 1875. She came to America with her husband in 1910 and her home had been Hamilton ever since. She was known as a fine wife and mother and an industrious housewife, being held in high regard by all who knew her.
     Mrs. Yoki is survived by her husband and one son, five daughters, 19 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The son is Allan Yoki of Seattle. The daughters are Mrs. Floyd Haley and Mrs. George Isaacson of Hamilton, Mrs. Lloyd Meske, Missoula; Mrs. Anna Marttila and Mrs. Mirja Haaranaki, both of Finland.
The Western News, October 31, 1946
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
ROBERT ZEHNTNER
April 21, 1872 - January 10, 1948
    Robert Zehntner, 75, died late Saturday at his home here and funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist Church with the Rev. C.G. spellman officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery.
    He was born in Winchester, Tennessee, April 21, 1872, and came overland to Montana with his family in 1877. He was married to Grace Shorey, who survives, in November 1900 at White Sulphur Springs, Montana. They came to the valley in 1920. Later, they moved to Billings but returned to the Bitter Root last year.
    Other survivors are daughters, Mrs. Earl Stewart, Stevensville; Mrs. Roy Mace, Hamilton; son, Karl Zehntner, Kent, Washington; sister, two brothers and four grandsons.
Ravalli Republican, January 13, 1948

CLARENCE W. ZEIHEN
November 24, 1915 - September 24, 1996
Victor - Clarence W. Zeihen, 80, of Victor died at his home Tuesday September 24, 1996. He was born November 24, 1915 in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, to Peter and Nettie Norton Zeihen. He received his formal education at Chewelah, Washington.
    He married Arlene Personett Mansfield in 1946. She preceded him in death on August 19. He was also preceded in death by his parents, a nephew, Peter Zeihen; stepsons, Wayne and Jerry Mansfield; and three grandchildren.
    Survivors include a sister, Elizabeth Wilson of Spokane; a brother, Frank Zeihen of Chewelah; stepsons and their wives, Carroll and Barbara Mansfield of Wasilla, Alaska; Clyde and Betty Mansfield of Post Falls, Idaho; and Jim and Margaret Mansfield of Short Creek West Virginia; stepdaughters and their husbands, Judy and Elden Roberts of Stevensville; and Marilyn and Dick Manny of Corvallis; nieces, Karla, Dianne, and Joanne; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
    Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Whitesitt Funeral Home in Stevensville. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Hospice of the Bitterroot.
Abstract from: Missoulian, September 26, 1996, page B3, col 3

PETER ZEIHEN
PETER ZEIHEN CALLED BY DEATH
    Gregory Zeihen was recently called to Chewelah, Washington on account of the death of his brother, Peter, who formerly resided here. The following account of Mr. Zeihen's death is taken from the Chewelah newspaper:
    Could he have so willed it, the brief illness and quiet passing of Peter Zeihen, 56, who was claimed by death about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, would have been in keeping with his own wish, for although known and loved by many, his was a quiet retiring disposition; his main ambition to serve rather be served.
    The well attended funeral yesterday at the Congregational church and the many floral offerings bore testimony to the high esteem in which he was held in this community. He had worked overtime at the plant Thursday and complained of not feeling well the next morning. He was too ill to go to work on Friday and became suddenly worse on Saturday when he was taken to St. Joseph's hospital by Dr. C.J. Carson. He continued to sink rapidly and the end came a few hours later.
    Born in Wisconsin, he lived in South Dakota and in the Bitter Root Valley of Montana through the years of his early manhood. His first wife was the former Nettie Norton who passed away in Chewelah about 15 years ago. To this union two children were born: Elizabeth and Clarence Zeihen, both of whom survive their father. In 1924, he was married to Mrs. Myrtle Hall and to them a son, Frankie, was born about six years ago.
    Mr. Zeihen was construction engineer for the Termax plant of the Northwest Magnesite company, also the resident property of the company on Main Street. The flue at the United Copper mine was constructed under his supervision.
    Besides his widow and three children, he is survived by three step children: Keith, Dorsa Ellen, and Betty Jane Hall of Chewelah; his mother, Mrs. Rosalie Zeihen, a brother, Gregory F, and a sister, Mrs. Robert Parker, all of Stevensville.
Northwest Tribune, May 11, 1933                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
ROSALIE PHOZEE ZEIHEN
March 30, 1840 - February 7, 1936
Mrs. Rosalie Zeihen Buried Here on Last Monday
    Mrs. Rosalie Zeihen passed away Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Parker, south of town, at the advanced age of 89 years, 10 months, and eight days. Had she lived until March 30, she would have been 90 years old.
    She was born at Kenosha, Wisconsin. She was married to John Zeihen and they came to live in South Dakota, where they resided about 35 years, until Mr. Zeihen's death. She then moved, with her family, to the Bitter Root and resided on a farm southeast of Stevensville where her son, Gregory Zeihen, now lives.
     The funeral services were held here Monday morning at 10 o'clock, at St. Mary's Mission, and the Reverend Father J.A. O'Shea was in charge of the services. The burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Abstract from: Northwest Tribune, Thursday, February 13, 1936