John Jacob Stich
Bonners Ferry Herald - February 8, 1968
Rites Held for John J. Stich, 85, Porthill Resident
John Jacob Stich, 85, longtime Porthill resident, passed away at Community hospital Feb. 2nd following a Short illness.
He was born April 6, 1882, at Milwaukee, Wis., the son of George and Margaretha Bohm Stitch. He grew up and received his education in Wisconsin and, in 1907, settled in Boundary county where he did woods work. He later moved to Washington where he married Flora C. Cardiln at Newport on Nov. 14, 1911.
Following marriage he returned to Wisconsin, witli his family residing there until 1923 when he returned to Boundary county and operated a farm near Porthill, as well as doing woods work, until the time of his death; He was a member of St., Ann's Catholic church.
Survivors include two sons, George of Burley, Idaho, and John of Houston, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. John. (Lela) Morris at Porthill; a brother, Albert, of Mosinee, Wis.; also seven grand children and 18 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife on Nov. 10, 1926.
Holy rosary was recited last Sunday at Hillcrest Memorial chapel, and requiem mass was celebrated Monday at St. Ann's Catholic church, with Fr. Edward Cope as celebrant. Burial, directed by Hillcrest, was in the Catholic section of I.O.O.F. cemetery at Porthill.
Pallbearers were Harley King, Percy Kelson, Gust Anderson, Basil McLean, Byron Baker and Rod Dinning. Ushers were Ray Mossman and Milton Schauble, and altar boys were Kip Wilson, Terry Houck, Ron Abraham and David Ehrmantrout.