2801. World War II, 1942, California, U807, Christiansen, Martin none, “World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of California,” April 24, 1942, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA, USA,
Files (2): Martin_none_Christiansen_WW_II_Draft_Reg_I, Martin_none_Christiansen_WW_II_Draft_Reg_II
2802. World War I, 1918, California, 4713, Christensen, Martin, “World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards,” September 17, 1918, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA, USA,
The birth date says June 24, 1897 and his age is 20. Both cannot be correct (card completed on September 12, 1918).
File: Martin_Christiansen_WW_I_Draft_Reg
2803. “Obituaries,” Donald Robert Ross, Modesto Bee, Modesto, Stanislaus County, CA, USA, January 23, 2014.
Donald R. Ross

August 19, 1940 - January 15, 2014

Donald Robert Ross unexpectedly passed away at the age of 73.

Born in Cook County, Illinois to the late Marie and Myron Ross.  He married the love of his life Arline Ross; they would have been married 54 years in March.  He obtained his Masters of Urban Planning in 1973.  Don was employed as a Senior City Planner for the Town of Los Gatos and retired in 1996.  Most recently, he was working for the City of Escalon as Planning Consultant.  He was a member of the Modesto Kiwanis and served as its Secretary, as well as the Tuolumne River Woodworker Assoc.  He loved people and believed in giving back to his community. Don was a Veteran of the
United States Navy and retired as Master Chief Petty Officer in August, 2000.  He was very proud of his service to his country.

He had a joy for trains, music, singing, woodworking, and traveling, his greatest joy was his children and grandchildren.

He had a positive outlook on life and lived life to the fullest.  Always smiling and making you smile.  You couldn't ask for a more loyal friend, amazing husband, dad and grandfather. 

Don is survived by his wife, Arline Ross of Modesto, his children, Eileen Pastenieks, Ripon CA, Mike Ross (Eriel), Washington and Michelle Morris (Trey) of Roseville CA.

He was a loving and devoted grandfather to four grandchildren:  Janelle Ayres (Christopher), Aviano Italy, Nick Pastenieks, Ripon, Matt Ross, Washington and Ethan Morris of Roseville.

The loss to our family is great but we know he is in a better place with his savior.  A recent posting by his granddaughter, Janelle says it all and reflects what is in each of our hearts "Heaven received another beautiful angel yesterday.  My grandpa was the most kind hearted and giving man I have ever known.  His bright blue eyes and contagious smile would light up the darkest room.  I can't believe that you are gone, I feel like I am in a bad dream.  I wish I could just hear your laugh one more time.  I'm going to miss all our car rides to the nail salon to get our pedicures together with grandma and listening to you talk about trains and how much you would love to take the train everyday if you could.  Please come visit me in my dreams, I would love to hang out with you and maybe take a train ride together.  See you on the other side of tracks Grandpa. I love you."

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Deegan Funeral Chapel.  An Open House in Celebration of Don's Life will be held: Saturday, January 25th, 2:00pm-5:00pm.  Please contact family members for additional information.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made in his name to: Modesto Kiwanis Club, P.O. Box 1025, Modesto, CA  95353.
2804. “Obituary,” Henry Elliott III, Inside Bay Area, San Francisco, CA, January 8, 2010.
Henry Burton Elliott, III
Nov. 12, 1921 - Jan. 5, 2010

Resident of Fremont Always known as Burt, Henry Burton Elliott was born in Oakland, California on November 12, 1921. A longtime resident of Hayward, Walnut Creek and Fremont, Burt passed peacefully on January 5, 2010. Burt graduated from Castlemont High School in 1940. Shortly after graduation he joined the Army Air Corps. At the start of World War II he was stationed at an air base in southwestern Colorado where he met his wife of 62 years, Maycelle Biggs. After the war they returned to Oakland where he became a link trainer at the Oakland airport. While training pilots he became a qualified pilot himself and flew for Transocean Airlines from 1950 to 1960. Burt and Maycelle raised three children in Hayward; Donald, Kenneth and Marlis. After his flying career Burt joined Peterbilt Motors. He enjoyed a 20 year career in the truck industry before retiring in 1984. In retirement he was an avid golfer and member of Sequoyah Country Club. In later years he resided at Rossmore in Walnut Creek and Carlton Plaza in Fremont. He is survived by his son Kenneth and his wife Sandy, grandchildren Heather and Sean, and daughter Marlis. He will be missed. A remembrance for Burt will be held at Papillon in Fremont on Saturday, January 9 at 4:30.
2805. “Maycelle Marie Biggs Elliott,” Find-A-Grave,, 33025861.
2806. “Donald Biggs Elliott,” Find-A-Grave,, 126038270.
2807. “Obituary,” Hans George “Papa” Knupfer, Great Falls Tribune, Great Falls, MT, March 11, 2008.
Hans George "Papa" Knupfer, 91, of Great Falls and Monarch, an Army Korean War veteran and retired manager of inventory control for World Airways in Oakland, Calif., died of natural causes Sunday at a local hospital.

At his request, no services are planned. Schnider Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Survivors include daughters Carolyn (Douglas) Miller, Kathy (George Tomlinson) Rucker and Alissa Durocher, all of Great Falls; sons Richard (Phyllis) Knupfer of Utah and Robert (Pam) Burks of California; a brother, Dieter Knupfer of Virginia; and grandchildren Richard (Maria) Knupfer II of California, Heidi (Robert) Tijernia of Texas, Nicole (Stephen) Nunez of Florida, Becky (James) Edwards of Great Falls, Amy (Aaron) of Phoenix, Christopher (Kelly) Burks, Mollee Rucker, Kiel Rucker, William Riley and Jason DuBois of California; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Hans was born Oct. 13, 1916, in Germany, to Anna and Albert Knupfer, and was raised and educated in Binghamton, N.Y. He enlisted in the Army and served during the Korean War.

He retired from World Airways in Oakland and was involved in the Vietnam Orphanage Airlift with Ed Daily.

Hans was a lifelong member of the Masonic Order in California.

Hans married Alberta Elliott in January 1951 in Carmel, Calif. Many years later, he and his wife retired and moved to Montana in 1983 to be with their daughter, Carolyn. They bought a cabin in Monarch and enjoyed their last years with friends and families in Monarch.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents.
2808. “Obituary,” Alburta Carolyn Knupfer, Great Falls Tribune, Great Falls, MT, January 25, 2004.
California native Alburta Carolyn (Elliott) Knupfer, 85, of 125 20th St. S.W. and Monarch, a former administrative secretary, died of natural causes Friday at a local hospital.
Her memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation will take place under the direction of Schnider Funeral Home.
She is survived by her husband Hans G. Knupfer, of Great Falls; daughters Carolyn A. (Douglas H.) Miller, Katherine C. Rucker and Alissa A. Durocher, all of Great Falls; sons Richard E. (Phyllis) Knupfer of Ivans, Utah, and Robert L. (Pam) Burks, of Fortuna, Calif.; a brother, Burton Elliot Jr. of Danville, Calif., grandchildren Richard E. Knupfer II (Maria) of California, Heidi L. (Robert) Tijerina of Texas, Nicole (Steven) Nunez of Florida, Becky A. (James A.) Edwards of Montana, Amy D. (Aaron J.) West of Phoenix, Christopher Burks, Mollee A. Rucker, Kiel D. Rucker, William E. Riley and Jason A. DuBose, all of California; as well as seven great-grandchildren.
Alburta was born July 17, 1918, in San Jose, Calif., the daughter of Henry Burton and Alice Vera (Hotchkiss) Elliott, and was raised in Oakland, Calif. She attended business college and later worked as an administrative secretary at the Hayward Unified School District in Calif. In 1951 in Carmel, Calif., she married Hans G. Knupfer.
She and her husband came to Montana for her daughter's wedding and loved it so much they moved here. Her favorite pastime was sitting on the deck of their cabin on Belt Creek watching the wildlife.
She loved spending time with her family and her dear friends in the Monarch area.
Memorials in Alburta's name may be made to the Shriner's Hospital or to the organization of the donor's choice.
2811. Bet Ison, “Webb Family Genealogy,” May 25, 2014.
2812. “Obituary,” Helen Scharosch, The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, Sacramento County, CA, February 2, 2014.
1912 - 2014

Born on January 27, 1912 in Esmond, N.D. and moved to Sacramento, CA in 1936. She went to be with The Lord on January 29, 2014 to join her husband Peter Scharosch. They were married for 66 years. Also preceding her in death were her parents Ignatius and Kathryn Leier and sisters Anne Walter, Bette Monroe, brothers Lambert, Anton, Bill, Walter and George Leier. She leaves behind her 4 children: Marvin Scharosch (Norma - deceased), Jerry Scharosch (Cathy), Frances Christiansen (David), and Jeanne Grieve (Michael). She was a loving grandmother to Brian Scharosch (Dena), Shannon Crawford (Craig), Jeff Scharosch, Wendy Tandy (Trevor), Dan Callahan, Jr. (Debbie), Kelly Lawrence (Dayle), Melissa Hansen (Greg), and Natalie Bee (Jason). Devoted great-grandmother to Josh Scharosch, Chandler and Camryn Crawford, Hailey Carlton, Jake, Hannah and Luke Tandy, Bryce, Erin, and Christopher Callahan, Megan Zupancic, Calvin Lawrence, Kelsey and Mckinleigh Hansen, Daniel and Adam Bee. Also survived by 3 sisters, Amelia Bachmeier, Mildred Magnuson, Arlene Johnson, brother Jack Leier and numerous nieces and nephews. Our loving mother was well known for her wonderful cooking, especially her delicious strudel and pineapple upside down cake. No one ever left her home hungry. Her generosity came from her heart. She loved to have fun with her family and often took them on trips in the motorhome. For many years everyone was welcome and enjoyed visiting in the cabin near Fiddletown. She belonged to Immaculate Conception Church for over 75 years. She was involved in Immaculate Conception Seniors Citizens, Sacramento Food Bank, Catholic Ladies Relief Society #1, Charter member of the St. Anthony's Club, Good Sam's Travel Club, and was honored as Woman of the Year by the Immaculate Conception Alter Society in 1992. She led the family with a strong Christian ethic and unconditional love. Her home was always a welcome place to everyone. Thank you Mom for so many enriching life experiences. You were a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. We know you are resting peacefully joining the rest of our family and friends in heaven. A special thank you to her unique and loving caregivers. A Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Monday, February 3rd at 9:30am with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30am, both at Immaculate Conception Church, 3263 1st Street, Sacramento. Interment will immediately follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, 6700 21st Avenue, Sacramento, CA. Memorial donations can be made to Immaculate Conception Church or Sacramento Food Bank.
2814. “United States Census,” 1930, ND, Benson, East Fork, 1B, 2, 3-8, T626, 1731, 106, 218, Bureau of the Census, US Dept. of Commerce, United States of America, April 17, 1930, H C Rbalt.
File: 1930 ND Benson County East Fork p1B
2819. Michael D Grieve and Jeanne K Scharosch, “California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985,” May 31, 1969, Sacramento County, CA,
2820. Kent, “Westendorf Mania,”, January 1, 2005.
2823. “Anna P Nickel Tanner,” Find-A-Grave,, 101888585.
2824. “Obituaries,” Kitty Gay Walker, Carroll County News, Carrol County, , July 21, 2004.
Kitty Gay Walker, 47, of Berryville, died July 13, 2004, at Eureka Springs. She was born Jan. 14, 1957, at Sterling, Colo., a daughter of David V. and Carol H. (Heft) Killion.

She lived in this area for 22 years, moving here from Nebraska. She was a registered nurse with St. John's Regional Hospital, and was of the Seventh-day Adventist faith.

She is survived by her parents; two children, Missy E. Walker, of Fayetteville, and Joseph Daniel Walker of Berryville; one sister, Karen K. Norman, of Mountain Home; and two brothers, Kelley Dale Killion, of Eureka Springs, and Kent C. Killion, of Berryville.

Her body will be cremated. Memorial services are pending, with arrangements by Coffman Funeral Home of Harrison.
2825. “Death Notices,” Bertha Mae Tanner, The Shafter Press, Shafter, Kern County, CA, February 25, 1997.
Bertha Mae Tanner

Funeral services were held in the Peters Funeral Home on Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997 for Bertha Mae Tanner, age 86 of Bakersfield, age 86, who passed away Feb. 16, 1997.

Pastor Daniel Petsch of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Oildale officiated and interment followed at Shafter Memorial Park.

Tanner was born on Aug. 12, 1910 in Stigler, Oklahoma to Marvin and Manna Montgomery. She came to California as a young child and lived in the Shafter/Wasco area.

Tanner was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Oildale. She was an avid gardener and especially loved growing roses.

She served her family as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

She is survived by her sons, Kenneth Few and wife Marianne of Bakersfield, Don Few of Wyoming, and Dale Few and wife Martha of Los Angeles; her daughter La Wanda Clark and husband Bob of Madera; her brothers Homer Montgomery and wife Estelle of Grass Valley, Harvey Montgomery and Larry Montgomery both of Arkansas; her sister Thelma Durham and husband Jack of Oklahoma; 12 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her brother Raymond Montgomery and her sisters Vesta Johns and Elva Sheldon.
2827. “Herbert Mitchell Few,” Find-A-Grave,, 105397199.
2828. “Local Obituaries,” Michael Grieve, The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, Sacramento County, CA, November 3, 2014.
Michael David Grieve, a family man who was able to become a grandfather after getting a heart transplant 18 years ago, died Friday of cancer, his family said. He was 69.

Born in 1945 in Brigham City, Utah, Mr. Grieve grew up in East Sacramento playing street baseball and fishing. He graduated from Sacramento High School in 1963, attended Sacramento City College and served two years in the Army in Germany.

He married Jeanne Scharosch, had two daughters and enjoyed family vacations. A happy-go-lucky guy who enjoyed telling jokes and playing pranks, he was a top sales representative for Southern Wine & Spirits, a distributor of alcoholic beverages.

By age 50, he was dying. Diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, a weakening of the heart muscle, he spent several years on medication as his health deteriorated before his name was placed on a transplant waiting list. In March 1996, he received a donated heart at Sutter Memorial Hospital.

“He always had a great appreciation for life and was probably one of the most optimistic persons I knew,” his brother Curt said. “Mike was always very optimistic that everything was going to be totally fine.”

Leaving nothing to chance, Mr. Grieve followed his doctors’ orders religiously, his family said. He took walks for exercise and eased his way back to work within 15 months. He bought a special watch with an alarm that went off three times a day – including the middle of the night – to take medication, his family said.

Meanwhile, he promoted public awareness of organ transplants as a “much-beloved volunteer” for Sierra Donor Services, organization spokeswoman Tracy Bryan said. He spoke at community health fairs about the need for organ, eye and tissue donors and encouraged sign-ups for the statewide donation registry through the California Department of Motor Vehicles or online at

“He spoke once at a school, but it was just too emotional for him,” his wife said.

Mr. Grieve was a caring, sensitive man who thanked his donor’s family – whom he never knew – on every anniversary of his transplant, his wife said. He treasured time spent with his own family, including trips to Lake Tahoe and Southern California beaches. He retired after 35 years at Southern Wine & Spirits in 2008.

“Mike took nothing for granted,” his brother said.

“He was really thankful for all the rest of the years that he had. It allowed him to see his daughters graduate, get married and have grandchildren. He was so attentive and so proud of his daughters, and he loved watching his grandkids’ baseball games. He got 18 extra years, and he lived life to the fullest.”

In addition to his wife and brother Curt, Mr. Grieve is survived by his daughters, Melissa Hansen and Natalie Bee; a brother, Kelly; and four grandchildren.

A visitation is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, and a Rosary is planned for 7 p.m. the same day at George L. Klumpp Chapel of Flowers, 2691 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento. A funeral Mass is set for 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Spirit Church, 3159 Land Park Drive, Sacramento.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
2829. “Michael David Grieve,” Find-A-Grave,, 138207868.
2830. “Chubbuck-Busboom,” The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Lancaster County, NE, USA, May 19, 1946, 18.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. Busboom of Lincoln announce the wedding of their daughter, Marie, to Arthur V. Chubbuck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin E. Chubbuck May 5. The ceremony took place at the Zion Lutheran church and Rev. A. J. Duis performed the service. Mrs. Busboom chose Mrs. Lester Vest as the matron of honor and the bridesmaids were Mrs. Adolph Busboom, Mrs. Ervin Busboom, Mrs. Martin Chubbuck, Mrs. Harold Rhodes and Miss Blanche Kubicek. Flowergirl was Peggy Jean Chubbuck and the ring bearer was Ronald Lee Busboom. Miss Janice Marie Busboom and Miss Ardith Lostroh were the candlelighters. Mrs. Ed Graham was the soloist, accompanied by Mrs. Louis Busboom. Adolph Busboom served as the best man and the ushers were Lester Vest, Erivn Busboom, Leroy Busboom. Harold Rhodes and Edwin Busboom.

Mr. Busboom has recently returned from 16 months service in European theater of war, serving in the army 33 months. The couple will reside in Lincoln, Rt No. 6.
2831. “Nettie M Barnett Chubbuck,” Find-A-Grave,, 55777830.
2832. “Martin E Chubbuck,” Find-A-Grave,, 55777811.
2836. “Kraft Dies of Injuries,” Gary E Kraft, Lincoln Evening Journal, Lincoln, Lancaster County, NE, USA, November 4, 1969, 6.
Gary D. Kraft, 20, 645 No. 26th, died in Lincoln General Hospital Tuesday after suffering head injuries in a two-car accident at 27th and Randolph Sunday.

Police said the mishap occurred when Mr. Kraft’s vehicle was southbound on 27th and collided with a west bound car driven by Dennis F. Hile, 24, 5626 Wilshire. Hile was not injured in I tie accident. Suffering minor injuries were two persons in the Kraft vehicle. Mr. Kraft’s wife, Zaneta, 18, and Katherine I. Brown, 18, 1200 Fail Creek Road.

Mrs. Kraft was hospitalized with minor injuries while Miss Brown was treated and released.

Deputy Lancaster County Ally. Bernie McGinn said the family had requested an autopsy be conducted on Mr. Kraft, but the results were not yet available.

McGinn said the incident was under investigation, and no decision had been made Tuesday as to whether charges would be filed.

Services for Mr. Kraft are pending at Hodgman-Splain-Roberts’ at 4040 A. Survivors include his wife; parents. Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Kraft of Lincoln; brothers, Tim, Kevin, Brian, Sean, all of Lincoln; sister, Kelli, Lincoln; grandmother, Mrs. John F. Kraft; grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Campbell, Columbus
2837. “Robert M Webb,” Find-A-Grave,, 122879062.
2838. “Elizabeth Webb,” Find-A-Grave,, 122879095.
2839. Anders Henriksson, “Det. insp,”, January 9, 2012.
2840. “Carl Noren,” Find-A-Grave,, 23614972.
2841. “Erica J Noren,” Find-A-Grave,, 23614971.
2843. “Frank T Noren,” Find-A-Grave,, 79351227.
2844. “Robert Edwin Noren,” Find-A-Grave,, 79350635.
2845. “Victor Emanuel Noren,” Find-A-Grave,, 87697747.
2846. Louis W Swenson and Ida Noren, “California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” February 13, 1909, Fresno County, CA, GS Film number: 1548478 , Digital Folder Number: 004666554 , Image Number: 00125,
2847. “Lawrence William Swenson,” Find-A-Grave,, 60423244.
2848. “Mildred Louise Pollard Swenson,” Find-A-Grave,, 60423183.
2849. Erik Harry Karlsson, “Sweden, Baptisms,” May 24, 1905, Örebro, Sweden, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C03634-5 , System Origin: Sweden-EASy , GS Film number: 1644335 , Reference ID: p 38 n 47,
2850. “Eleanor Ida Swenson,” Find-A-Grave,, 13491325.
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