Location: Mondovi Wisconsin

West, N. K. – Obituary

N. K. West, Pioneer Merchant, Dies At Summerville Home Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon for N. K. West, pioneer La Grande merchant who died Saturday night of a heart attack at the age of 73. Last rites will be said for Mr. West, who founded the firm of N. K. West here 41 years ago, at the Snodgrass chapel with Rev. George H. Marrs, pastor of the First Baptist church, in charge. Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery beside his daughter, Ada, who died 18 years ago. Nathaniel Kendrick West was born at Mondovi, Wis., Aug. 31, 1866 and when a young man moved to Portland, where he entered the clothing business with his father, N. K. West Sr., on Portland’s east side, later being set up in business by his father with a younger brother, Thaddeus, now dead. Mr. West was one of a long line of pioneer merchants that kept the name of N. K. West in the clothing business in La Grande and Portland for the past 60 years. He was married in Portland, his wife Mattie, later dying. He came to La Grande in 1899, with J. D. Smith, still an employee of the West firm. and bought out the Jay Brooks clothing and dry goods company, located in the same building as the present store. About two years...

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Monpas, Leona R. Lunderville Mrs. – Obituary

Leona R. Monpas, 83, of Baker City, died Feb. 10, 2005, at her home. Her graveside funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Ralph Holcomb will officiate. Visitations will be held today until 7 p.m. at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Leona Rica Monpas was born June 18, 1921, at Mondovi, Wis., to Alvin and Lucillia (Craker) Lunderville. She received her schooling in Chippewa Falls and had special training in secretarial work. On April 8, 1938, she married Leon John Monpas in Milwaukee, Wis. In 1941, the couple moved to Port Angeles, Wash., where they remained until 1966 when they moved to Astoria. They resided in Astoria until they came to Baker City in 2001. Leona served as VFW secretary for 20 years. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed traveling, fishing, flea markets, antiques and playing cards. She is survived by her husband, Leon; a son, Charles, and his wife, Lois, of Baker City; a daughter, Diane Wilkins, and her husband, Dale, of Carefree, Ariz.; grandchildren, Craig Monpas of Canby, Kent Monpas and his wife, Kara, and Lloyd Monpas of Casper, Wyo., Darrel Wilkins and his wife, Diana, of Snohomish, Wash., Diana Spak and her husband, Pat, of Woodinville, Wash., Kendra Van Cleave and her husband, Tony, of John Day and Kurtis Monpas of Boise; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was...

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