Fred Rittenour 1956-2017


Fred Hewen Rittenour, Placerville, CA
January 27, 1956 - June 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chapel of the Pines, Placerville, CA.


Carl William Phillips 1930-2017


Carl William Phillips, Placerville, California 
November 9, 1930 - June 16, 2017

Carl Wm. Phillips passed away at home on Friday, June 16, with his loving wife of 63 years, Margaret, by his side. Carl is the beloved father of Peggy Phillips, Terry Phillips, and Robin Haffer; father-in-law and friend to Rob Haffer; devoted grandfather of Joshua, Brittany, Kyle, and Shelby; and great-grandfather to Joshua and Gabriel.

Carl was born in Atoka, Oklahoma on November 9, 1930. He served as a Staff Sgt. in the US Air Force and as an officer with the Alameda Co. Sheriff's department, before retiring as a Lieutenant from the City of Fremont Police Department after 25 years of service. He and Margaret moved to Placerville in 1985. Carl was a Master Wood Turner and an avid competition pistol shooter. In addition, he had a great interest in genealogy and history.

A Celebration of Carl's Life will be held Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home, 2855 Cold Springs Rd., Placerville. Interment will be at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery (Veteran's) in Dixon on June 26, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. 

Contributions in Carl's name are preferred to Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 10165 Camerado Post, P. O. Box 788, Diamond Springs, CA 95619 or the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
901 E Street, NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20004-2025, or Badges Supporting Fallen Officers' Families, P.O. Box 2103, Citrus Heights, CA 95611,



Thomas Andrade 1944-2017


Thomas James Andrade, El Dorado Hills, California 
December 3, 1944 - June 17, 2017 

Arrangements under the direction of Reichert's Funeral & Cremation Services, Citrus Heights, CA.

Robert Kershaw 1937 - 2017


Robert Elden Kershaw, Rescue, CA.
February 2, 1937 - June 5, 2017

Robert Elden Kershaw, and/or "Bob", "Dad", "Popa Bob", "Uncle Bob", passed away on June 5, 2017 at the Orangevale home of his daughter, Pamela Henderson where he lived the last 1 1/2 years, at the age of 80 years old. 

Bob was born in Denver, Colorado on February 2, 1937, the second son of Robert Earl Kershaw and Louise (Sengenberger) Kershaw. Bob graduated from Sacramento's McClatchy High School in 1955 where he was student body president and on the football team. Bob served in the California National Guard as a Sargeant Armor Intel Specialist until 1960. Bob graduated from Sacramento State University in 1965, receiving his degree in Civil Engineering. 

Bob was married to Suzanne Hummel from 1956 to 1979. They had three children together Pamela, Randy and Ilisa. Together, the five of them traveled the northern reaches of California where Bob was engineering bridges for Cal Trans along Interstate 5 and beyond. As a result, the family resided in South Sacramento, Yuba City, Redding, Trinity Center and Fair Oaks. 

Bob spent 30 years with Cal Trans including his time as a draftsman. He was instrumental in the planning, design and construction support for Sacramento Light Rail, serving as Facilities Design Manager. Bob retired from public service in 1987, then worked in the private sector for Boyle Engineering, where he was Principal Engineer for Transportation Services, and later for Wong Engineering out of San Francisco. Bob continued to serve as an Senior Structural Engineer and Consultant until 2015 for Sacramento's Regional Transit. 

During his career, Bob mentored many new engineers, taking them under his wing to teach them the ropes. 

Bob and Suzanne separated in 1979 and subsequently divorced. Bob met Carol Sacre in the years that followed and together they experienced great times and built lasting memories while raising Carole's daughter Jenny (Sacre) Niello and entertaining family and friends in their Sacramento home on 43rd Street. (Fab 40's) 

Bob loved wine and winemaking, but mostly wine. He started making wine in the early 1970's and graduated to co-founding Crystal Basin Cellers (CBC) in Camino, CA in 2000 with Michael Owen and his wife Melissa (Kershaw) Owen, Bob's niece. Bob developed deep and lasting friendships and admiration at CBC where he was fondly referred to as "Uncle Bob" by patrons following Mike and Melissa's lead. 

Bob was a socialite. He loved his friends from Cal Trans, Light Rail, and Sons in Retirement ("SIRS"). He volunteered at the Sacramento Jazz Festival for the first several years after its initiation, and love rubbing elbows with all of its revelers. 

Bob is survived by: his daughter Pamela Henderson (John Henderson) and their 3 children, Austin Henderson, Janelle Krattiger (Robert Krattiger), and Leanna Henderson; his son Randy Kershaw (Kim Kershaw) and his sons Greg Kershaw and Deron Kershaw and their daughter Jenna Kershaw; his daughter Ilisa Gallant (Gordon Gallant) and their son's Hunter Gallant and Harrison Gallant; his step- daughter who is carrying on Bob's legacy of civil engineering with RT, Jenny (Sacre) Niello (Matt Niello) and their 2 children Ryan and Caroline; his niece Melissa Owen (Michael Owen) and their daughters Sophia and Madeline all whom he loved dearly. 

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., June 26, 2017, at Foothill United Methodist Church in Rescue, CA.

"Bob was a mentor to many young engineers, including me in the 1990's and even in the last couple of years when he was helping us with the South Line project. His love of work showed. Best of all his engineering legacy lives on in Jenny!!"
~ Diane Nakano,
Roseville, California

Religious Service Information
Foothills United Methodist
3301 Green Valley Rd
Rescue, CA 95672

Eloa Kroeker 1923-2017


Eloa Imogene Kroeker, Cameron Park, California 
January 24, 1923 - June 7, 2017 

Eloa Imogene Kroeker, a resident of Placerville for 15 years, passed on to glory to be with God on Wednesday morning, June 7, 2017. She died of natural causes in her home at Eskaton Lodge Cameron Park, California where she was surrounded by her husband of 75 years, Orvil Kroeker; her son, Ken and wife Patty, and was gently and lovingly nursed by all of the employees of Eskaton Lodge.

Eloa's funeral will be Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Cold Springs Church, 2600 Cold Springs Road, Placerville, California at 1:00 p.m.

She was born January 24, 1923 in Wessington Springs, South Dakota. After the dust bowl in South Dakota, she and her family moved to Bakersfield, California in 1938. She graduated from Bakersfield High School, where she met and later married Orvil Kroeker on November 30, 1941. She worked for a time at Kern County Health Department as a stenographer and after her two sons, Ken and Jim, were born, she stayed at home being a full time mother. 

She loved the Lord dearly putting Him first in her life and always seeking his wisdom. Throughout her life she served Him through many ministries at the Mennonite Brethren Church in Bakersfield where she was a Junior High Sunday School teacher for many years and was active in Bible Study Fellowship and Christian Women's Club. She is a member of Cold Springs Church in Placerville where she was active in Woman's Bible Study and hosted a Seniors Life Group. Eloa truly loved life and always surrounded herself with family. 

Eloa is survived by her husband, Orvil; her son Ken (Patty) Kroeker of Camino, California, and Jim Kroeker, of Orangevale, California; six grandchildren, Keri (Dave) Stallions of Applegate, California; Bryan (Kelly) Kroeker of Placerville, California; Jason (Kelli) Hunter of Placerville, California; Krissie (Adrian) Heym of Chico, California; Jake (Em) Kroeker of Sacramento, California; and Chris Schultize of South Lake Tahoe, California; seven great grandchildren, Luke and Dylan Stallions, Bryson and Hailey Kroeker, Jocelyn Hunter, Meya and Ryan Heym.