Enumclaw resident Emil J. Vanous, 82, died Nov. 8, 2015.
He was born March 6, 1933, in Driscoll, N.D., the youngest of seven children. He married Alice Everding on Jan. 25, 1953. He was an accomplished carpenter and an avid reader who loved jigsaw puzzles and word searches. He enjoyed playing pinochle and casino slot machines and could often be found playing bingo at the Moose Hall. He was a locksmith by trade. He and his wife spent a lot of time with friends and relatives at the Lost Dutchman RV Resort in Apache Junction, Ariz.
He is survived by son Douglas (Debra) Vanous of Enumclaw; daughters Sheila Kipling of Federal Way, Sharon (Paul) Van Hout of Auburn and Shelene (Mark) Nettles of Arlington, Wash.; brother Leonard Vanous of Minnesota and Arizona; sister Fern Hadsell of North Dakota; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Alice, on March 19, 2015, and four siblings.
A funeral service is planned for 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23, at Weeks’ Enumclaw Funeral Home, with a viewing taking place one hour prior to the service. A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. at Tahoma National Cemetery.
Services are directed by Weeks’ Enumclaw Funeral Home. All may sign the online guest book at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com.
Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church, 1316 Garfield St., Enumclaw, 98022.