Northwest NEWS

June 7, 1999

Local News


Sigmund Geisendorfer

   Sigmund Geisendorfer passed away peacefully June 3. He was born May 24, 1921 in Astoria, Oregon.

   He married his wife, Maxine, in 1943 in Yakima. The couple then moved to California, where their daughter, Julie Ann, was born. Their next move was to Woodinville, where they lived for 31 years. Mr. Geisendorfer retired from Washington Survey & Rating Bureau in 1983.

   He is survived by his wife, Maxine; daughter, Julie Ann Achurra and husband Howard of Los Angeles; sister, Miriam Wilson and husband Howard of Los Angeles; grandchildren, Mike, Joe, Cari, Adam, Mary; and a nephew and nieces.

   Services for Mr. Geisendorfer will be held at Greens Funeral Home, 19551 NE 79th in Redmond Saturday, June 12 at 1 p.m. A time of visitation is planned for Friday, June 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

   His family thanks Group Health Eastside's doctors, nurses, and sitters who not only cared for him, but also became his friends and source of comfort. They are also thankful to the Woodinville Fire & Life Safety crews who responded numerous times with care and concern and for his neighbors who went above and beyond for him.

   In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to the American Lung Association.

Michael M. Miller

   A funeral mass was held for Michael Miller, 91, May 22. Mr. Miller died May 14 in Edmonds. He was born Sept. 17, 1907 in Dickinson, North Dakota, to Michael and Elizabeth Miller.

   Prior to moving to Seattle and going to work for Boeing in 1951, he was a farmer/machinist in eastern North Dakota. He retired from Boeing in 1972. In 1953, he and his wife, Mary, moved to Woodinville to raise their children in a rural setting.

   Mr. Miller is survived by his wife, Mary; ten sons, Berthold, Florian, Dennis, John, Frank, Conrad, Clement, Mark, Aaron, and Herbert; two daughters, Mary and Theresa; 24 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Roy Gresli

   Roy Gresli, age 93, passed away June 1 in Bothell.

   He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary; two daughters, Marilyn Frey of LaConner and Linda Tuck of Bothell; four grandsons; two granddaughters; five great grandchildren and one sister, Margaret Smith of Chelan. He was preceded in death by one sister and four brothers.

   Mr. Gresli was born in Marysville and lived in Friday Harbor for 28 years, where he was a residential building contractor and foreman in a salmon cannery. He was active in community affairs and served on the school board and as mayor of Friday Harbor. In later years, he worked seven seasons in Alaska in the salmon cannery industry. He was a member of Northlake Christian Church.

   Viewing hours will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 9 at the Bothell Funeral Home, 18224 103rd Ave. NE, Bothell. Memorial services are planned for Friday, June 11, at 1:30 p.m. at Northlake Christian Church, 19029 North Road, Bothell. Memorials in Roy's name may be sent to Northlake Christian Church or Hospice.