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November 26, 2014
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1119 Meade Ave. 786-7787
613 7th Street
Prosser, WA 99350
509-786-1711
Constantino Martinez
August 24, 1953 November 18, 2014
Constantino Martinez, age 61, entered into rest on November 18, 2014 at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland.  He was born on August 24, 1953 in Zacapu, Michoacan, Mexico to David Barajas Martinez and Angela Gutierrez.
While living in Mexico, Constantino drove truck from coast to coast for two years.  He moved to the United States at the age of 21 and settled in the Prosser area, where he lived for 40 years.  He worked for Wyckoff Farms for 35 years as a heavy equipment operator and commercial truck driver. 
Constantino enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking, camping, and woodworking.    He loved flowers, especially roses, singing Ranchero music, for which he won a contest in Mexico, and learning the history of just about anything.  Most of all, he loved his family, especially the babies, who brought him great joy. A special time in his life came when he was introduced to Jehovah in 1990 and studied with Brother Webster and Ida.  
Constantino is survived by his wife, Karen Anne Martinez of Prosser; his children, Jesus David Garcia and Thomas Garcia; his step-son, Thomas Rupert; his grandchildren, Carina A. Garcia, Thomas A. Garcia, Angela M. Garcia, Eziqueil D. Garcia and Cesar M. Garcia; his mother, Angela Martinez of Tijuana, Mexico; his sisters, Dolores Martinez, Antonia Martinez, Provedencia Martinez, Alicia Martinez and Maria Elena Martinez; his brothers, Francisco Martinez and Feliciano Martinez, all of Mexico; his aunt, Maria Salud Martin; his uncle, Bolmaro Mondragon Martinez; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and his sister, Consuelo Martinez.
Visitation is scheduled for Friday, November 21, 2014 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Prosser Funeral Home.  A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 29 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Prosser.
You may sign the online guestbook and leave a message of condolence for the family at www.prosserfuneralhome.com
Frederick Peter Beierle

"Jesus loves you" was the mantra of Frederick Peter Beierle, a true and faithful servant of God, who while sleeping, went from death to life November 21, 2014.
Fred, the eldest of five children, was born in Deer Lodge, Montana to Fredrick and Maria (Graff) Beierle on February 27, 1931.  When Fred was still young, the family moved to Sunnyside, WA where he worked in the fields to support the family, received his education, confirmed in the Lutheran church, and played football at Sunnyside High.  One of his fondest memories in high school was being a starting player and winning the all-area Football Conference Championship.  After Fred graduated high school in 1950 he joined the Coast Guard and served during the Korean War.  He remained an avid football fan especially for the Seattle Seahawks but always went to church on Sunday before watching games.
In 1955, Fred married Vesta Louise Farrens. God blessed them with six children in six years.  The family moved around the country for Fred's work usually settling in a small town with a Lutheran church nearby as Fred and Vesta knew the importance of raising their children in the love of Jesus.
An entrepreneur and scientist, Fred started successful businesses: Kenasco, B & B Equipment, Southwest Nuclear Company, and Southwest Environmental Company.  He was a pioneer in the development of green energy with a gasification technology converting bio-waste into power.  He travelled to India and built a unit to provide electricity to a village.
God revealed to him the truth of Creationism as Fred witnessed dinosaur and man tracks side-by-side in the dried Paluxy River bed in Texas.  From then on Fred's testimony of God's creation in Genesis was unwavering and wrote a book titled, "Man, Dinosaurs, and History." Throughout his life, he continued to spread the truth of Creationism.
A visionary, Fred worked with the State of Washington to build the Prosser Safety Rest Area where he had to donate the land in order to secure the deal.  Because of his financial sacrifice, Prosser now has many businesses and a flourishing tourism industry.  For this accomplishment, Fred received "2009 Prosser Man of the Year" award.
Fred's dedication to the Lord was evident in his daily life.  He served as church Elder, President of the Lutheran Laymen's League, active in Jubilee Ministries, Hispanic Ministries, The Lutheran Hour, speaker at Creation Science seminars and Bible study leader.  Fred travelled to Russia and delivered Bibles to children in orphanages and to Ethiopia delivering Bibles and school supplies to children.  He attended Concordia University Portland earning his Lay Ministry Certification.  He served as a guest Pastor throughout the Northwest, baptized a grandson and four great-grandchildren.
After the death of Vesta, Fred met and married Jean Patricia (Patsy) Mann in 2001.  They had 13 wonderful years travelling to places as far away as Tonga, weekly dancing, volunteering at charities, and attending church together every Sunday.  At Christmas time, Fred was Santa Claus and Patsy was Mrs. Claus at several local establishments.  He told each child, "Your parents love you, Santa loves you, and Jesus loves you."  Recently, Fred and Patsy were honored as King and Queen of Charbonneau Retirement Community and rode in the Benton-Franklin County Parade.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Mary Beierle; sister, Mary Becker; brother, Lenard; sons, Bill and Les Beierle; and grandson, Buddy.  He is survived by his wife, Patsy, children Jan (Doug) Cozens, Dennis (Diane) Beierle, Jenny Burrell, and Bev Beierle; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 25th at Messiah Lutheran Church in Prosser.  Graveside services with Full Military Honors will follow at the Prosser Cemetery.  If you would like to honor the memory of Fred, please consider contributing to the Lutheran Hour (LHM-GIFT@LHM.ORG) or The Institute for Creation Research (http://www.icr.org/).  You may sign the online guestbook and leave a message of condolence for the family at www.Prosserfuneralhome.com
Melissa Ann Coleman Gonzales
March 14, 1972 - November 13, 2014
Our dear beautiful Melissa Ann Coleman Gonzales who we loved dearly joined her Lord and Savior in Heaven on November 13, 2014.
She was born March 14, 1972 to John R. (Rick) Coleman and Beverly (Mink) Coleman in Council, Idaho. Her family moved to Prosser, WA. in 1979 where she grew up attending school and graduated from Prosser High School in 1990. She was so honored to be part of the Prosser Drill team! She was also an active member in 4-H and FFA showing her Pigs at the local fairs and winning many blue ribbons!
After high school she attended Beauty school obtaining her license as a Nail Technician and working at that profession for the next 10 years and also attending college at the same time.
After starting her family she felt it was an honor to be able to stay home with her baby girls, Mia and Mady who she loved with all of her heart.
Later on she was able to finish college and obtain her Associate's degree from Columbia Basin College. She was also accepted into nursing school and after attending for a year decided she needed to be home with her children.
Later on her life was disrupted by health problems which she fought with determination and courage with her amazing faith in the Lord!
She impacted the lives of so many with her soul of a gypsy, heart of a hippie and the spirit of a fairy. She was a devoted mom and loyal friend to many!
Melissa is survived by daughters Mia Elizabeth and Madyson Grace Gonzales, Father, John R Coleman (Gerri) of Walla Walla, WA. and her mother, Beverly Hernandez (John) of Richland, WA.  Brother, Scott R. Coleman (Florinda) of Prosser, WA. Step-father, Jerry Chester of Prosser, WA. Grandparents, Boyd and Phyllis Mink of Kennewick, WA.  Step sisters, Adele (Nick) Pontarolo of Walla Walla, WA. Michelle (Dan) Kravig of Wenatchee, WA. Dorothy Garwood (Sonny) of Prosser, WA. and Step brother, Michael Chester (Kristin) of Prosser, WA. Stepsisters, Cindy (Jim) Bateman, Kennewick, WA. and Melinda (Cameron) Bruchett of Spokane, WA. Many loving Aunts and Uncles and Nieces and Nephews and Cousins are also left behind.
She was proceeded in death by her Grandparents, John R. Coleman and Anna Mae Coleman of Council, Idaho.
Viewing will be Thursday November 20 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Prosser Funeral Home 1220 Sheridan Ave. Prosser, WA. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday Nov 21st at Bethel Church 270 N. Gap Road, Prosser, WA. at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the Prosser VFW Hall, 1101 Wine Country Road, Prosser, WA.
Benton County Sheriff's Log

Monday, Nov. 17
14-16101        Death Investigation        34726 S. Gerards Road
BAO-passed away this afternoon, at the above address, attended by family.  She had colon surgery last year and has been having intestinal issues.  She obtained a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order from her doctor and stopped taking her medications.  She has been into the ER recently and is still under doctor's care for comfort medications.  This morning deputies and medics responded to the location for a breathing stoppage.  She started breathing on her own and regained consciousness.  At that time the medics did not think she would make it through the day.  A copy of the DNR was obtained and a death investigation report was completed.  The Coroner allowed the body to be released to the funeral home. 
14-16100        Theft                50336 S. Nine Canyon Road  
RS reported a theft at the above location.  He does not live at the location, but rents it out to Lucky Richard.  He says a lawn mower engine and a metal carport kit were taken from the property within the past three weeks.  He estimates the total value lost at $1,300 dollars.  There are no suspects at this time and there was no evidence found.