Leonard Karl Mantei

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Leonard ManteiLeonard Karl Mantei, 88, of Woodinville, Wash., passed away on Friday, September, 22, 2017.  He was born January 13, 1929 in Fortuna, (Divide County) North Dakota, the son of the late Rudolf and Mabel Florence (Russel) Mantei. Leonard married Melba Lorraine (Wylder) on January 28th 1956.  She preceded him in death on December 22, 2002. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War; serving in Austria. Leonard was a longtime member of the V.F.W. #2995 in Bellevue. His longest term employment was in Carpentry and he continued to build & remodel his own homes, & otherwise enjoyed tinkering in his work shop. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Leonard is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Zatrine; step-son, Craig Sanford and wife Barbara; step-son Gary Dethlefs and wife Donna; step daughter, Roberta Skinner; five grandchildren, Elise Skinner, Brett Skinner and wife Lisa, Kristine Silva, Michael Craig Sanford and wife Jeannie and Tracy Dethlefs and wife Francine; numerous great-grandchildren; Anthony Silva, Matthew Silva, Alexander Sanford, Emily Sanford, Lauren Skinner, Brooke Skinner, Keon Dethlefs ; sisters, Rodella Knutson and Delores Wehrman; numerous nieces & nephews, and great & great great nieces & nephews.  He was preceded in death by his brother Rudy and two sisters, Lorna Torgerson and Ramona Thompson. Arrangements are being handled by Lifetime Celebrations by Washelli, 18224 103rd Avenue NE, Bothell, WA  98011


Harry O. Porter

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Harry O Porter, February 12, 1928-September 22, 2017

Obit PorterHarry was born in San Jose, California to Harry and Pauline Porter (deceased). They moved to Washington state when Harry was six years old. Here he met his spouse, built their family, and enjoyed an active lifestyle. He was a long time resident of the Bothell area, an avid card player, fisherman, airplane enthusiast, and gadget collector. Guests entered his home as friends, and left as family- often newly well versed in all things planes and trains.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years Vivian (Tootie), children: Harry (Mary), Tom (Leslie), Jeff (Vivian) and Sharon (Mike), and a lively combination of 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Harry worked as a diesel mechanic for many years, retiring from the Northshore school district after serving as groundskeeper. Harry was a beloved member of the Woodinville United Methodist Church-often observed in lively conversation with guests and friends alike.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at Woodinville United Methodist Church.

Donna Jean (Evans) Larsen

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Obit LarsenDonna Jean (Evans) Larsen, age 72, passed away on September 9 at home on Camano Island surrounded by family. Although taken too soon, Donna lived a full and rich life. She was never one to be idle, even in her final weeks. There were always gardens to tend, meals to be prepared, flowers to arrange, people to visit, beaches to walk, and errands to run. The Lord be with you Donna as you take your final journey home. 

Donna was born on Aug. 21, 1945 in Virginia, but spent most of her childhood in Edmonds, Wash.

She graduated from nursing school at the University of Washington in 1967. The first few years of her career were spent at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She then transitioned to public health and spent the rest of her career serving the community as  a  public  health nurse with the Snohomish Health Department. Nursing was not only her profession, it was her true calling and passion.

Donna married the love of her life, Robert (Bob) C. Larsen on Oct. 3, 1969. Bob and Donna were married for 47 years before he passed away in March of 2016. Their marriage was filled with love of family, friends, children and animals. They raised their family of three girls (along with numerous cats, a dog and a few rabbits) in Woodinville, Wash. Life was spent exploring the northwest, camping, snow skiing, waterskiing, and in their later years, traveling the world.

Donna loved life on Camano Island surrounded by the water and views of the mountains. She ingrained herself as part of the community as an active member of the Yacht Club, Garden Club, and several other social groups on the island. She was also a founding and lifelong member of the Seattle Children’s Hospital Dorothy H. Johnson Guild.  She was dedicated to their mission to raise money and support access to service at Seattle Children’s Hospital. 

Donna was a caretaker at heart. She was often the person her friends and family turned to for comfort, advice and as the go-to on-call nurse for questions about newborns, sore throats, an odd looking rash and other medical mysteries. She is survived by her three daughters, Aimee Larsen Kirkpatrick (David), Rebecca Larsen, and Michelle Johnson (Josh), her two granddaughters Isana and Katherine, and her two cats Tater and Lulu. She is also survived by her siblings Carol Speaker, Jim Evans, Steve Evans, Bert Evans and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Donna’s Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 24th at Camano Lutheran Church followed by a reception at the Camano Center.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Donna’s name to Seattle Children’s Hospital (


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Obit MarvinMarvin passed away August 21, 1917 at the age of 79 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Kathaleen, daughters Shari Strachan (Brad) and Lauri Cronkite (Paul), six grandchildren-David, John, Christopher, Scott, Matthew and Katharyn, two great-grandchildren, Dominic and Annabeth and two younger brothers Raymond (Candy) and Donald (Donna). Marvin was born in Superior, WI, November 9, 1937 and raised in a Finnish-American farming community graduating from Northwestern High School in Maple, WI.

Subsequently, he graduated from the Wisconsin State Institute of Technology (now the University of Wisconsin, Platteville,) with a Civil Engineering degree. He moved west in 1967, and lived in Woodinville, WA since 1977. He did post-graduate education at Pacific Lutheran University earning an MBA degree. He held the position of Civil and Structural Engineer in the Sverdrup corporation in Bellevue, WA specializing in transportation and bridge engineering. He volunteered to serve on finance committees of 1st Baptist Church and Heritage Christian School, Bothell and the Friend International mission organization. He also served on the Advisory Council for The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, Seattle. His interests included sports, skiing, traveling, and Finnish genealogy. He was a life-long fan of the Wisconsin Badgers and the Green Bay Packers. He will be remembered for his gracious nature, integrity, excellence in his profession, and love for his family and friends.  A celebration of his life will be held at Meadowbrook Church, Redmond on September 16th at 1:30 pm.  Interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Lakeside, WI on September 30th, 2017. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation (on-line at or mail: 7525 SE 24th St., Mercer Island, WA 98040) or to Meadowbrook Church World Missions.

Victor "Vic" Paul Giuliani

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ObitApril 15, 1930–Aug. 25, 2017

Vic was Born in Renton, Wash. to Victor Sr. & Anna Giuliani. He attended St. Anthony’s School. In ‘56, he married Elvina Marenakos. They had six children: Greg, Tina, Richard, Jill, Gail & Joe. They lived in Renton, then purchased the Alexander farm in Fall City, Wash. in the late ‘50’s.

Vic (also called Sonny & Junior) was a fun loving, hard-working man, with a zest for life. As a teenager, he worked for Covey’s Market. In the early ‘50’s, he served in the US Army as a cook. Later, he worked for Market Basket & Fred Meyer as a meat cutter. In ‘72, he & Elvina purchased Lampaert Meats in Duvall. His motto was: work hard, and then work a little harder. He was an excellent provider for his family, and was a friendly fellow, who loved everyone in his path.

Vic sold the farm in ‘90, and he & Joe moved to Renton. In the late 90’s, Vic moved to Powell Butte, Oregon, and some years later to Christmas Valley, Oregon. Later, he returned to Washington to live with his sons Joe & Greg.

He is survived by his sister, Doris “Midge” Dixon (Jack), his children Greg, Joe & Jill Giuliani (Erick Gray), and grandchildren Elvina & Hayden Zadow. He will be dearly missed.

Vic was preceded in death by his wife Elvina, son Richard & daughters Tina and Gail, and his sister Adeline Needham. In Lieu of flowers, please donate to Sno Valley Senior Center, Carnation, Wash.