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Obituaries for July 3, 2014

Kelly Zink, 86, Weippe

   Fountain Keller Zink was born July 9, 1927, in Cheney, WA, to Clarence and Willa Zink. He died Friday, June 13, 2014, due to infirmities of age, at his home in Weippe, surrounded by his family. He was 86.

   On June 3, 1952, he and Ronnie Jo Pollan were married. They celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary 10 days before his death.

   While living in Oregon, they came into contact with Jehovah’s Witnesses, and both dedicated their lives to Jehovah in 1955. They spent their first two years of married life in Oregon, following dam construction.

   In 1954 they moved to Mount Idaho, where he built a comfortable home for his family. In 1968, they moved to Weippe, where Ronnie still resides.

   Kelly had a deep love for God all of his life, and his faith sustained him during his last days. For many years, Kelly was a faithful elder in Grangeville and Weippe.

   Kelly was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Joyce, Clara and Delphia; and a brother, Fred.

   He is survived by his wife, Ronnie; daughters Denise Cole and Erin Laughlin; son-in-law Mike Kern; brother Orval; and Vance Curtis, his brother-in-law and lifelong friend. He leaves behind six grandchildren, Rebekah Cole Schafer, Lucas Laughlin, Matthew Cole, Amber Laughlin Collins, Anna Cole Bennett and Mary Cole Perkes; and 17 great-grandchildren.

   He fought the fine fight, and he kept a firm hold on the hope for everlasting life. A memorial service was held June 16 at the International Order of Odd Fellows Hall in Weippe.

Robert John Stolberg “Bob,” 79, Boise


   Bob Stolberg, age 79, was born in Brockport, PA on Jan. 30, 1935. He was a beloved husband and grandfather of 10.

   He served in the U.S. Army as a Senior Recovery Mechanic from 1953-1956. He helped ‘mop-up’ after the Korean War. He worked in the construction industry for over 50 years building bridges, infrastructures and roads and traveled throughout the Northwest including; Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Utah and Nevada.

   Bob was a quiet, friendly, loving, loyal and courageous person. He died June 24, 2014 in Boise.

   A celebration of his life was held June 30 at True North Church, 5137 N. Glenwood St., in Garden City.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Bob's memorial webpage at