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KARIN RICHARD­SON Aug. 7, 1940 – Sept. 3, 2017

Karin Richard­son, 77, died at Stan­ford Hos­pi­tal on Septem­ber 3, 2017 af­ter bat­tling a brief ill­ness.

Karin was born in Ger­many on Au­gust 7, 1940 and em­i­grated to the United States in 1964 with her then hus­band, Robert LeCouve. She set­tled in Modesto, CA where she lived “The Amer­i­can Dream” by build­ing a ca­reer, buy­ing a house, and liv­ing a great mid­dle class life. Karin was a savvy busi­ness­woman spend­ing her en­tire ca­reer work­ing her way up in the car busi­ness. Karin and Robert di­vorced in 1980 and she re­mar­ried Larry Richard­son in 1981. Karin and Larry were long­time res­i­dents of Oak­dale where they owned and op­er­ated their car busi­ness, Richard­son Dodge-Chrysler-Ply­mouth for nearly 30 years.

Karin was an ac­tive mem­ber of the Oak­dale Golf and Coun­try Club where she was an avid and skilled bridge player. The bridge ladies will con­firm that she would of­ten take them to the clean­ers. Karin also loved play­ing card games on the com­puter, gam­bling with her sis­ter, en­joyed eat­ing and mak­ing Ger­man foods, and wear­ing any­thing with an­i­mal print. Most of all, she loved her fam­ily and pets; es­pe­cially spend­ing time with her grand­chil­dren.

She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents, Her­man and Char­lotte Sussen­bach; brother, Jur­gen Sussen­bach; two cousins, Ellen Miner and Gerda Beck­stein; and her hus­band, Larry Richard­son. She is sur­vived by her chil­dren, Stephen LeCouve and Ste­fanie Cor­nell; her sis­ter, Bar­bara Ci­uffo; her nephew, Christopher Ci­uffo; and her four grand­chil­dren, Jarod, Ja­cob, and Jacquelyn LeCouve and Dy­lan Cor­nell.

A cel­e­bra­tion of life will be held on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 1 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oak­dale Golf and Coun­try Club. Do­na­tions can be made in honor of Karin to Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety or Ger­man Shep­herd Res­cue. The Oak­dale (Calif.) Leader Sept. 27, 2017


Her­man Pantel was born and raised in Oak­dale, Cal­i­for­nia. He mar­ried his high school sweet­heart Genevieve Steyer in 1945. He served in the Navy dur­ing World War II then re­turned to Oak­dale to start his fam­ily and ca­reer. He es­tab­lished his own bu­tane busi­ness and later worked for Gil­bert Feed Com­pany un­til re­tire­ment. He is sur­vived by his wife Genevieve; his daugh­ters, Linda Bernard, Diana Bruce, Bar­bara Adams, her hus­band, Terry; Laura For­ney and her hus­band, Greg. The fam­ily grew to in­clude eight grand­chil­dren and 13 great-grand­chil­dren.

A grave­side service will take place at Oak­dale Cit­i­zens Ceme­tery at 9:30 a.m. fol­lowed by a me­mo­rial service at Shel­ter Cove Church in Modesto on Fri­day, Septem­ber 29. The Oak­dale (Calif.) Leader Sept. 27, 2017

EMILIA FRE­ITAS PARRIERA Dec. 2, 1921 – Sept. 17, 2017

Emilia Fre­itas Parriera, 95, passed away un­ex­pect­edly. She was born in Stock­ton, CA to An­to­nio S. Rosa and Rose Fre­itas Rosa. She was raised on the fam­ily fruit and nut farm in Lin­den where she helped with the har­vests with her sib­lings. In 1939, when Emilia and fam­ily were in an ac­ci­dent on their way to sell chestnuts, she un­know­ingly met her fu­ture hus­band to be, Frank Parriera, a pa­tient at the hos­pi­tal. They mar­ried De­cem­ber 15, 1940 liv­ing in Snelling and Oak­dale on his fa­ther’s dairy. They had four daugh­ters. She was a de­vout Catholic, home­maker all her life, loved dearly her fam­ily, coun­try life, and all her an­i­mals. She loved to read and watch Soap Op­eras.

The fam­ily sep­a­rated in 1964 and Emilia moved to Stock­ton with her mother. She joined The NDGW, serv­ing as pres­i­dent in 1979. In 1986 Emilia re­turned to Oak­dale and joined lo­cal Na­tive Daugh­ters. Emilia is pre­ceded in death by her par­ents; her brother, Tony Rosa; sis­ters, Marie Serpa, and Rose (Butcher) Costa; and grand­son, Charles Herder. She is sur­vived by daugh­ters, Deanna Bye (Arthur) of Santa Clara; Ber­nadette deCas­tro (Manuel) of Escalon; Veron­ica Parriera (Scott Lien) of Down­ing­town, PA.; Genevieve Herder (Mark) of Stock­ton; Grand­chil­dren, Arthur Bye Jr., Deena Stew­ard (Daniel), An­nette Wolf (James Pharr), Manuel deCas­tro, and Mar­cus Molina; Great­Grand­chil­dren, Zach­ery and Maci Herder, Matthias and Alex Stew­ard, and Great-great grand­child, Grace­lyn Herder.

Visi­ta­tion is sched­uled Tues­day, Sept. 26, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with Rosary Vigil from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Oak­dale Me­mo­rial Chapel, 830 West “F” St., Oak­dale. Mass Wed­nes­day, Sept. 27 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 89 N. Oak Ave., Oak­dale. Burial at Oak­dale Cit­i­zens Ceme­tery, 701 East “J” St., Oak­dale. The Oak­dale (Calif.) Leader Sept. 27, 2017


In Adona, AK on July 28, 1925 Shirley Lavon “Happy” McCall was born to Hal­lie Edith and James Franklin McCall. Happy is the 7th child of 10 chil­dren. One sib­ling re­main­ing is her beloved sis­ter Anne Blagg of Oak­dale, CA. The McCall fam­ily set­tled in Hugh­son, CA where Happy met her fu­ture hus­band, Red Casey.

They mar­ried March 21, 1945 and raised two chil­dren; Marsha Casey Neal, and Karen Casey Ellerd. Happy is sur­vived by Marsha Neal; five grand­chil­dren, Hal­lie Choate, Casey Neal, Kelly Bai­ley, Michael Ellerd, and Mitchell Ellerd. She also had eight grand­chil­dren, Seth, Sid­ney, Caden, Cole, Ri­ley, Chloe, Bren­don, Mer­rick, Brinn, and An­thony.

Me­mo­rial ser­vices will be held: Satur­day, Sept. 30, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Oa­sis of Hope Church, 6600 Claus Road, River­bank, CA 95367.

We will all miss her “happy” smile. The Oak­dale (Calif.) Leader Sept. 27, 2017

LOIS MAE RAMOS Feb. 13, 1933 – Sept. 11, 2017

Lois Mae Ramos joined her heav­enly fa­ther on Mon­day, Septem­ber 11, 2017. She passed away peace­fully in her sleep. She was born in Min­neapo­lis, Min­nesota in 1933 and moved to Cal­i­for­nia in 1944, she grad­u­ated high school and got a job a Pa­cific Bell for 20 years, dur­ing this time she met the love of her life Joseph Ramos, they got mar­ried and had two beau­ti­ful daugh­ters. The fam­ily moved to Oak­dale in 1973, bought a ranch, raised Cat­tle and Lois sold Avon.

She loved her fam­ily and friends and will be deeply missed. Pro­ceeded by death her hus­band Joseph Ramos, she is sur­vived by her chil­dren Karen Ramos, her Hus­band Eric Colo, Jeanette Ramos and her life part­ner Bob Flores, two grand­daugh­ters, Melissa Cox and her hus­band Robert Cox, Amanda Cruse and her chil­dren Joseph Cruse and Cal­ista Tis­dale. The Oak­dale (Calif.) Leader Sept. 27, 2017

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