Northwest NEWS

April 16, 2001


Obituary: Victor W. Ohls

Victor Ohls was born Dec. 26, 1925, in Anchorage, Alaska, to Werner and Ida Ohls.
   He grew up on a dairy farm where the Elemendorf Air Force base is now located. When World War II was imminent, the government confiscated the farm and the family moved to the Aberdeen-Hoquiam area.
   Vic attended Hoquiam High School, joining the Navy in 1943 and serving on the USS San Saba LST. He served in the Pacific Theater.
   After receiving an honorable discharge, he attended Grays Harbor Community College in 1946 and graduated from Western Washington College in 1950. He received a master's degree at Seattle University.
   Vic was a teacher-principal in the North Creek School District.
   In 1955 he joined the Northshore School District as a teacher and opened the new Crystal Springs School in 1957 as principal.
   He remained at Crystal Springs for 30 years. After retirement in 1987, Vic worked in sales for an additional five years.
   Vic was a member of Everett Unity Church. He was a director of the Educational Credit Union for over 35 years. He was also an active volunteer in the local Democratic party.
   He is survived by his wife Dolores, and daughter Lynn, who lives in Seattle, brother Andy and family of Anchorage, sister Ellen and family of Edmonds.
   His brother Karl died in 1997.
   Memorial services will be held at Unity Church in Everett April 22 at 2 p.m.
   Internment is at Tahoma Veterans' Cemetery in Kent.