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Edward and Dorothy Hoenshell

Edward Leroy Hoenshell, 77, and Dorothy Ellen Fendler Hoenshell, 72, Brookings, died April 9, 2001.

He was born Sept. 28, 1923, in Los Angeles.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corp in World War II and the Korean War. Later, he was a drill instructor and recruiting officer.

He and Dorothy lived in Southern California until they moved to Brookings in 1988. He enjoyed living in Brookings and the people here. He made many friends, his family said.

Mr. Hoenshell was a member of the Teamsters and the Southern California Commercial Workers Union.

He enjoyed working after retirement as a maintenance man and painter for Coldwell Banker and Rubios Restaurant.

Survivors are sisters Eva Wolff of Los Angeles; Pauline Hora of Southern California; brother and sister-in-law Selby and Glee Hoenshell of Southern California.

Preceding him in death was his brother Lee Hoenshell.

Dorothy Hoenshell was born July 27, 1928 in St. Louis, Mo., to Arthur and Ellen Fendler.

She married Edward Hoenshell July 27, 1984. They moved to Brookings in 1988. They were high school sweethearts who went their separate ways and later reunited. They married and raised their two grandsons.

She was a retired secretary and bookkeeper. She enjoyed working around the yard, collecting bird houses of all types and going to yard sales.

Survivors are mother Ellen Fendler of Lancaster, Calif.; daughter Abigail Lynn Estelle of Brookings; son and daughter-in-law John and Eilene Gordon of Brookings; sisters Eileen Hoenshell of Lancaster, Calif.; Eunice Mousette of Palmdale, Calif.; sister and brother-in-law Janice and Thomas Bove of Grants Pass.

Preceding her in death was her brother-in-law Whitey Mousette.

Surviving both are grandchildren Jessica Uzonyi of Barstow, Calif.; Jeremy Hoenshell of Tigard; Gregory Hoenshell of Crescent City; Scott Nicols of Klamath Falls; Troy and Brian Gordon, and Jayson and Alex Estelle, all of Brookings.

Preceding them in death was granddaughter Marianne Uzonyi.

A memorial service was held Tuesday at 11 a.m.

Donations may be made to Evergreen Federal Savings and Loan, 850 Chetco Ave.

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