Obituaries — Feb. 8, 2017

William I. Koenig

Port Angeles resident William I. Koenig died Jan. 29, 2017, in Seattle at the age of 75. A complete obituary will be published in an upcoming edition. He was born July 11, 1941.

Rodney A. Normandin

Sequim resident Rodney (Rod) A. Normandin died Jan. 10, 2017, in Sequim at the age of 74 from a heart attack. Memorial services will at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Dungeness Community Church, 45 Eberle Lane, Sequim. He was born in Crookston, Minn., on July 7, 1942.

E. Richard Walker

Sequim resident Elzie Richard (Dick) Walker died Jan. 25, 2017, in Sequim at the age of 85. Per his request, his ashes will be scattered onto the waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. A ceremony will take place on March 19 onboard the 8:20 a.m. ferry, crossing between Port Angeles and Victoria, B.C. In Victoria a no-host lunch will be held.

He was born Oct. 26, 1931, at Elma to Elzie Hubert and Minnie Ruth (Frye) Walker. He graduated from Elma High School in 1949.

Robert F. Meinholtz

April 24, 1930 – January 28, 2017

On Saturday, January 28th, 2017, Bob Meinholtz died peacefully of natural causes. He was surrounded by the music of Frank Sinatra and his loyal and loving dog, Emma.

For those of you who have known, loved, argued with, cocktailed, traveled and supported Bob, we are so grateful. His life was magnificent in breadth, depth and span.

Bob spent much of his early years in St. Louis, graduated from Missouri Valley College with a degree in Humanities, and served in the army during the Korean War.

He married Carole, and raised two daughters all while pursuing his respected career with the Boy Scouts of America. Bob was a professional scouter for over 41 years, the last 14 of which were spent in his home town of St. Louis, MO. He is well known for developing the largest one-day canned food drive in the United States called, “Scouting for Food”. He was honored with numerous awards and titles throughout his life including an honorary doctorate of Humanities degree from his Alma Mater.

In 1999, Carole died after a brave battle with cancer, soon after Bob met Rita on a trip to Ireland with his granddaughter Erin. They married, and enjoyed 10 wonderful years of travel and adventure together.

He is survived by his daughters Claire Sherwood (Steve), Dr. Susan Harvey (Glen), and his three grandchildren Erin, Kevin and Ian.

We would like to give very special thanks to the Beehive staff, Harvest Home Care (especially Diedre and Shawn), and the Partners in Home Care Hospice team. We truly could not have wished for more loving, and engaged caregivers at the end of Bob’s life in Missoula, MT.

Thank you for being part of his journey. In lieu of a service, the family will gather on the beach in Manzanillo, Mexico, and raise a glass to say goodbye to Bob.

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