Archive - Dec 11, 2012 - Obituary
Kurt H. Aikele, 58, passed away peacefully at his home in Blackfoot, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. His loving family surrounded him as he departed this life, witnesses to his courageous battle with cancer, which he endured for four years with grace and patience.
Kurt was born Nov. 8, 1954, in Pocatello to Herman Aikele and Atha Pearl Murdock. He attended school in Arco and graduated from Butte County High School. He received degrees from Ricks College and Idaho State University in farm and health care management, respectively.
He served an LDS mission to Kansas and Missouri.
Juanita K Packer Elison, 74, joined her eternal sweetheart on Wednesday, 5th day of December, 2012.Â This wonderful mother, wife, sister, and friend passed away after struggling for several months with NPH.Â Her gallant heart was worn out.
John Michael Reading, 62, of Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at his home.
\He was born April 20, 1950 in Chadron, Neb., to John William and Betty Jean Feldhousen Reading.Â John was raised and attended school in Chadron. Â Â Â Â Â Â
On July 7, 1973 he married Kay Marie Larsen in Rexburg.Â After their marriage they lived in Nebraska for two years, then moved to Pocatello for a year and a half.Â They moved to Blackfoot in 1977.Â Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple on March 17, 1979.Â
Eugene Joseph Pfaff, 84, of Fort Hall passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at his home.
Â Eugene was born Sept. 30, 1928 in Afton, Mo., to Joseph Erving Pfaff and Anna Conrad Pfaff.Â He received his education in St. Louis, Mo.Â He then joined the United States Army and served from the end of World War II until the beginning of the Korean War.Â
On July 22, 1950 Eugene married Daeline Pugmire in Blackfoot.Â