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Craig D. Norbisrath; James W. Machenheimer

Craig D. Norbisrath

Jan. 28, 1954 -- May 22, 2003

Craig D. Norbisrath of Shuwah in the Beaver area died at his home at age 49.

He was born in Forks to Hans and Roberta Katherine (Gravley) Norbisrath and grew up in Beaver, where he played Little League baseball.

After graduating from Forks High School in 1972, he completed specialized training with Can Pacific Engineering Inc. in British Columbia.

Mr. Norbisrath had been a machinist in the Alaskan salmon industry for Peter Pan Seafoods and Icicle Seafoods. He worked in Alaska every summer since graduating from high school until his last season in 2002.

He also worked as a carpenter for Dirk Milici around the Olympic Peninsula.

He lived in Vancouver, Wash., from 1975 to 1977. He married Celine Wagoner in Ridgefield in 1977; they divorced in 2000.

He enjoyed outdoors activities, especially hunting, fishing, boating and swimming and family outings at Lake Crescent.

Mr. Norbisrath also enjoyed crafting such items as birdhouses and windmills.

He attended St. Anne"s Roman Catholic Church in Forks, and was a member of the International Association of Machinists Local 79 and a life member of the National Rifle Association.

He survived by two daughters, Amber Norbisrath of Bellingham and Natalie Cunningham of Vancouver, Wash.; his mother, Roberta Norbisrath, of Beaver; brothers Hale Norbisrath of Beaver, Mark Norbisrath of Joyce and Evan Norbisrath of Port Angeles; sisters Janet Hamanishi of Bellevue and Elaine Norbisrath of Forks; and one grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Services: Wednesday, May 28, 2 p.m., a Sharing of Memories at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 531 Fifth Ave., Forks; 3 p.m. Memorial Mass. The Rev Kurt Nagel will officiate. A reception will immediately follow the Memorial Mass at St. Anne's Parish Hall. Drennan-Ford Funeral Home of Port Angeles is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials: Sign the online guest book for the family at www.drennanford.com.

James W. Machenheimer

May 18, 1913 -- May 25, 2003

James W. "Jim" Machenheimer, a lifelong resident of Port Angeles, died at age 90.

He was born in Port Angeles to John Wesley and Claudia (Dunlap) Machenheimer.

A complete obituary with funeral details will be published later. Drennan-Ford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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