Shawn Vestal: Portraits of a community emerge from recent obituaries

One obituary is a portrait of a life. Several obituaries, taken together, form a portrait of a community.

Recent memorials in The Spokesman-Review tell the stories of a school lunch manager and a chef, a theologian and a carpenter, a train conductor and a draftswoman for the Manhattan Project.

The following summaries are drawn from those obituaries. (None of them included COVID-19 as a cause of death.)

Born near Trondhiem, Norway, Magne “Muggs” Oddmund Storro sailed to the United States with his mother and two brothers in 1928 and joined his father in Priest River. Muggs lived there until he enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and served

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