BIEGEL, Frank Miller

b. 26 Jul 1928 - Rochester, Minnesota

d. 18 Oct 2007 - Billings, Montana

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 25 Oct 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Frank Miller Biegel, 79, of Billings, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 18, 2007.
Frank was born July 26, 1928, in Rochester, Minn. He spent his childhood growing up in Rochester. Upon completion of business school, he helped his parents move to Billings and start Biegel Plumbing & Heating. Frank's plumbing and heating career covered more than 50 years. He served as a member of the State Board of Plumbers. Frank was proud to be one of the original board members for Trinity Lutheran School. He proudly served in various military reserve branches for over 30 years.
Frank met and married Joyce ERNST in 1953. They were the first couple to be married in the newly completed Trinity Lutheran Church. They moved to Great Falls in 1957 and returned to Billings in 1964. Together they had three children.
Frank's strong work ethic was passed on to his sons, who followed him into the plumbing business. He was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Hazel Biegel; and by his wife of 52 years, Joyce.
He is survived by daughter, Barb Berg and her husband Sture of Minneapolis; son Bob and his wife Deb of Clancy, and son Dave and his wife Teri of Billings; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Frank's family wishes to express their gratefulness to Kelly Bradley and to the staff at Highgate Cottage for their genuine care and love to Frank in his last years. He knew he was loved by all of you.
A family graveside service will be held on Friday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens, followed by a gathering of family and friends at Faith Chapel between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Legion Scholarship Fund, PO Box 1055, Indianapolis, IN 46206, providing for the children of fallen soldiers or donor's choice.


BIEKER, George M.

b. 30 Jun 1933 - Hays, Kansas

d. 17 Apr 2007 - Hays, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Thursday, April 19, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

HAYS -- George M. Bieker, 73, Hays, died Tuesday, April 17, 2007.

Mr. Bieker was born June 30, 1933, in Hays. He worked at the Lamer Hotel Restaurant for many years.

Survivors include two brothers, Eddie of La Crosse and Robert of Pueblo, Colo.; and two sisters, Irene Seitz of Hays and Mary Ann Jacobs of Russell.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Joseph's Church, Hays. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 1:45 p.m. today at Brock's North Hill Chapel, 2509 Vine, Hays 67601.


BIEKER, Helen (Appelhans)

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BINDER, Bertha (Pfannenstiel)

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b. 2 Dec 1917 - Russell County, Kansas

d. 15 Jul 2007 - Thornton, Colorado

From Obituary

Submitted by Mark B. Wills

LeRoy Henry Bisterfeldt age 89 passed away on July 15, 2007 at his home in Thornton, CO after a long illness. Immediate cremation, with inurnment at Locust Hill Cemetery, Rush Center, KS at a later date.
He was born December 2, 1917 in Russell County, Kansas on a farm near the Smokey Hill River, to Henry & Eva Ernst Bisterfeldt. A descendant of Germans from Russia wheat farmers who arrived in the United States in 1890. He was the second child of four. The family moved to Gering, NE in 1922 where LeRoy received his education and was introduced to the sugar beet industry. LeRoy left home at the age of 16 and rode the rails to California seeking a better life and to explore this great land. He returned to Kansas and trained as Golden Glove welterweight boxer for two seasons and was undefeated.

On June 12, 1938 he married Velma Virginia LOHREY at LaCrosse, KS.

With only an eight grade education LeRoy was an avid reader and excelled in the fields of engineering, chemistry, physics, mining, farming and metal smithing. He loved to tinker and invent a better way to do things. For many years he created candelabras, decorative ornaments and chests of nickel plated metal and brass which he gave generously to family and friends.

During World War II he worked in, construction at Hanford, WA Atomic Energy facility. LeRoy was self employed most of his adult life; he was a commercial realtor and owner of the Farm and Ranch Exchange, Aurora,CO. LeRoy was instrumental in the planning and development of the city of Thornton which was named after the Governor Dan Thornton. In 1959 LeRoy designed and distributed the commemorative coin "Rush to the Rockies" for the Denver centennial.

His first wife Velma died April 8, 1991 in Thornton, CO. On January 9, 1992 he married Sarah WYSCAVER EDWARDS in Northglenn, CO. Years after retiring he began the hobby of wine making ensuring his friends and family were adequately supplied.

He is survived by his wife Sarah and her two sons Doyle of Castle Rock, CO & Wilbur of British Columbia, two sisters Esther Elma Wills of Gering, NE, Helen Irene Hearing of Spokane Valley, WA, nieces Deborah Toth, Spokane, WA, Gaye Tosta, Grand Junction, CO, Joanie Jones Hearing, Livermore, CA. nephews, Tom Bisterfeldt of Spokane, WA, Wade Bisterfeldt, of Boise ID, Dwane Wills, Overland Park, KS, Carroll Wills, Golden, CO, Royce Wills, Lamar, CO, Dr. Daryl Wills, Gering, NE. Cousins, Jerald Bisterfeldt, Huron, SD, Walter Bisterfeldt, Shiocton, WI, Vernon Bisterfeldt, Boise, ID, LeRoy Wilhelm, Great Bend, KS, Darlene Wilhelm Rundel, Garden City, KS, Janiece Wilhelm Cowan, Douglas, KS, Janeal Wilhelm Rodecape, Colorado Springs, CO, Leland Bisterfeldt of LaCrosse, KS, ( Lisbeth & Eugene Dietrich, North Glenn, CO , caregivers for many years) and many great nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by two infant sons and one infant daughter, father Henry in 1990 of Oakdale CA, mother Eva in 1992, of Modesto, CA, brother Raymond in 2001, of Spokane WA, and niece Kathy Hearing Neville in 2003, of Riverbank, CA

BITTER, Esther

b. 18 Jun 1914 - Barton County, Kansas

d. 29 May 2007 - Russell, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Thursday, May 31, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

RUSSELL -- Esther Bitter Krug, 92, Russell, died Tuesday, May 29, 2007.
Mrs. Krug was born Esther Bitter on June 18, 1914, in rural Barton County. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman (KRUG), in 1983.
Survivors include her children, Joetta Hartman of Creighton, Neb., Don Krug, Marilyn McEvoy and Monte Krug, all of Russell, Norma Branch of Topeka and Lois Davis of Olathe; 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John Lutheran Church, Russell. Burial will be in Russell City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, 610 N. Maple, Russell 67665, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Condolences may be sent to pvpmortuary@eaglecom.net.



b. 17 Jun 1920 - Roxbury, Kansas

d. 17 Dec 2007 - Inman, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

INMAN - Cleta D. Blessing Friesen, 87, died Dec. 17, 2007, at Pleasant View Home, Inman.
She was born June 17, 1920, at Roxbury, the daughter of Willard and Edith May Lilly Blessing. In 1938, she graduated from Inman High School and attended Salt City Business College, Hutchinson. She was the co-owner of Ike's Food Market in Inman for 26 years and purchased the store in 1955.
She belonged to St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Inman, Women's Guild & Blue Bird Phidelas, both of Inman. She was a writer and a poet. She served several years as Women's Worship Leader at the church. She was a speaker at many area religious groups.
On Aug. 30, 1942, she married Ike FRIESEN at Inman. He died Nov. 4, 1993.
Survivors include: two sons, Randall Friesen and wife Sharon, Inman, Bradley Friesen and wife Sara, Wichita; a daughter, Joan Kornelson and husband John, Cheney; two sisters, Vernabell Sperling, Hutchinson, and Dorothy Clark, Hutchinson; eight grandchildren, Julie Richardson, Patrick Kornelson, Greg Friesen, Mark Friesen, Jared Friesen, Jennifer Kornelson, Micah Friesen and Elizabeth Friesen; and six great-grandchildren, Jera Richardson, Brogen Richardson, Brooks Richardson, Taelyn Friesen, Creighton Friesen and Ceeley Friesen.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Blessing; and two sisters, Evelyn Davenport & Madge Lackamp.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Inman. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in North Inman Cemetery, Inman, with Dr. James Nelson and Pastor Dan Dalke presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson, with the family receiving friends from 7 to 8 p.m.
Memorials may be sent to St. Jude's Children Hospital or St. Peter's United Church of Christ.


b. 12 Ape 1933

d. 8 Aug 2007

From Salina Journal - Saturday, August 11, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
MARION -- Lola L. Albrecht, 74, Marion, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007.
Mrs. Albrecht was born Lola L. Blocker on April 12, 1933. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Leland, of Marion; two sons, Royden of Lincolnville and Rodney of Burdett; two daughters, Janelle Rogers of Salina and Janise Lemuz of Wichita; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and two step-great-granchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Lincolnville. Burial will be in Lincolnville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church or the Lutheran Hour. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Zeiner Funeral Home, 204 Elm, Marion 66861. The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


b. 12 Apr 1923 - Burdett, Kansas

d. 8 Aug 2007 - Hutchinson, Kansas

From Hillsboro Star Journal - August 15, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Lola L. Albrecht, 74, Marion, died Aug. 8, 2007, at Hutchinson Hospital, Hutchinson.

Born April 12, 1933, at Burdett, she was the daughter of Lewis and Laura (Weichold) Blocker.

On April 17, 1960, she married Leland Albrecht at Bazine.

She was a farm wife and homemaker and member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Lincolnville.

Survivors include her husband, Leland Albrecht of Marion; two sons, Boyden Albrecht of Lincolnville and Rodney Albrecht of Burdett; two daughters, Janelle Rogers of Salina and Janise Lemuz of Wichita; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Monday morning at St. John's Lutheran Church, Lincolnville, with the Rev. Alan Stahlecker officiating. Burial was in Lincolnville Cemetery, Lincolnville. Memorial funds have been established with the church or The Lutheran Hour.

BOEHM, Margaret (Huff)

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BOGER, Wilma

b. 23 Jul 1914 - Hoisington, Kansas

d. 13 Sep 2007 - Russell, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, September 16, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

RUSSELL -Wilma Krug, 93, died Sept. 13, 2007, at Wheatland Nursing Center, Russell.
She was born July 23, 1914, in rural Hoisington, the daughter of Jacob and Salamena Radke Boger. She attended Hoisington Country Schools.
She belonged to St. John Lutheran Church, Russell, the Busy Stitchers Sewing Club, and was a former member of the Russell County Saddle Club.
On Nov. 15, 1936, she married Tillman Lester KRUG in Russell County. He died June 4, 1979.
Survivors include: a daughter, Twyla Ehrlich, Russell; two brothers, Emanuel Boger, Great Bend, and Armen Boger, Silverdale, Wash.; three sisters, Irene Kimpler, Ellinwood, Alvina Haas, rural Hoisington, and Clara Cook, Colorado; two granddaughters, Tori Hall, Russell, and Tami Ehrlich, Manhattan; and a great-granddaughter, Halle Renae Hall, Russell.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Tillie Krug and Mary Lou Holmes; and a grandson.
Celebration of Life will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church, Russell. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Wilma Krug Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home.

BOHLENDER, Jack Norman

b. 30 Aug 1927 - Platteville

d. 18 Aug 2007 - Northglenn

From Greeley Tribune, Greeley, Colorado - 08-25-2006

Submitted by Elaine McDowell
Jack Bohlender - Aug. 30, 1927 - Age: 79 - Residence: Northglenn, formerly of Platteville
Jack Norman Bohlender was born in Platteville to Jacob and Gaynell (Birkle) Bohlender. His wife, Patty, is deceased. Mr. Bohlender died Aug. 18 in Northglenn.
Survivors: A son, Jerry Bohlender and wife Georgie; two daughters, Judy Bohlender and Jill DeRose and husband Joe; a brother, Glenn Bohlender and wife June; a sister, Jean Brown and husband Bob; and four grandchildren.
Services: As requested, no services will be conducted.

BOLLIG, Elizabeth (Scheck)

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BONHAM, Loretta M.

b. 28 Nov 1916 - Wakita, Oklahoma

d. 14 Oct 2007 - Mulvane, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, October 15, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

HARPER - Loretta M. Stuckey, 90, died Oct. 14, 2007, in Villa Maria, Mulvane.
She was born Nov. 28, 1916, near Wakita, Okla., the daughter of Clarence G. and Hazel M. Mears Bonham. She was a homemaker.
She belonged to Chicaskia Baptist Church, where she served as secretary for several years and taught Sunday school. She was a member of HDU, 20th Century Book Club and Runneymede Rustler's 4H Club.
On Nov. 28, 1935, she married Roy A. STUCKEY in Harper. He died Jan. 30, 2002.
Survivors include: a son, Mervyn, Tucson, Ariz.; a daughter, La Veta Sterrett, Wichita; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Van Buskirk, three brothers, Oville, Marvin and Dwight Bonham, and a son-in-law, Lynn Sterrett.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Prairie Rose Funeral Home, Harper, with Chaplain Norman Reeves presiding. Burial will be in Harper Cemetery, Harper. Memorials may be sent to Chicaskia Baptist Church, in care of Prairie Rose Funeral Home, 613 West 14th Street, Harper, 67058.

BORGES, Helen Mae (Schuler)

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b. 19 Jan 1914 - Loveland, Colorado

d. 20 Sep 2007 - Brush, Colorado

From Herr and Jolliffe Mortuary, Fort Morgan, Colorado - 09-20-2007

Submitted by Elaine McDowell
Edith Bostrom - (Died September 20, 2007)
Edith Bostrom, 93, longtime resident of the Hillrose & Brush communities, passed away Wednesday evening at the East Morgan County Hospital in Brush.
She was born January 19, 1914, in Loveland, CO to John & Katherine Bostrom Sr. The Bostrom family moved to the Hillrose community when Edith was a young child. Edith worked as a nurses aide for several years at the Eben Ezer Hospital. She later worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Glenn Bunch in Brush. She was a member of the Immanuel Congregational Church. She enjoyed quilting and crocheting.
Survivors include one brother, Milton Bostrom of Greeley, and several nephews & nieces. She was preceded in death by 1 sister, Frieda Dones; 4 brothers, John Jr., Robert, Albert, and Harry; and her parents.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 25, 2007, at 1:30 PM at the Heer Mortuary Chapel in Brush. Interment will follow in the Brush Memorial Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center in Brush.

BOWERS, Irma Rose (Neuhardt)

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BRACK, Elsie Allegra (Karst)

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BRACK, Harold U.

b. 8 Jul 2934 - Great Bend, Kansas

d. 20 Nov 2007 - La Crosse, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

OTIS - Harold U. Brack, 73, died Nov. 20, 2007, at Rush County Nursing Home, La Crosse.
He was born July 8, 1934, in Great Bend, the son of Jacob Benjamin and Pauline Weber Brack. A lifetime resident of Otis, he was a farmer and mechanic.
He belonged to Trinity Lutheran Church, Otis. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Survivors include: a son, Harold Dean, Hutchinson; three daughters, Cynthia Brack and Alina Christopher, both of Great Bend, and Diana Mead, Hoisington; a sister, Alta Spencer, Woodward, Okla.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no services. There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington.

BRACK, Marilyn J. (Curry)

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BRENNING, Terry Gracie

b. 16 Feb 1911 - Garden City, Kansas

d. 10 Jan 2000 - Morrison, Colorado

From information received

Submitted by Michelle Wareham.

Mrs. Witthaus was born in Garden City, Kansas on February 16, 1911. She died Jan. 10, 2000, in Morrison, Colorado. The correct spelling of her maiden name is Brenning and not Braning. She is survived by a sister, Katharine Cambridge of Canon City. She is survived by a niece, Michelle Wareham.

BRETHOUR, John Raymond

b. 30 Sept 1934 - Junction City, Kansas

d. 29 May 207 - Hays, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, May 31, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

HAYS - John Raymond Brethour, 72, died May 29, 2007, at his home in Hays.

He was born Sept. 30, 1934, in Junction City, the son of Raymond U. and Ruth Wolfe Brethour. He earned a bachelor's degree in animal husbandry at Kansas State, and a master's degree in animal nutrition from Oklahoma State. He held the rank of full professor on the research and graduate faculty of Kansas State University. He was a founding partner in the Cattle Performance Enhancement Company, Kansas Livestock Association and the American Contract Bridge League.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Hays Lion Club, Sigma Psi, the Hays Medical Center hospital board and the Hadley Foundation, all in Hays.

On Aug. 16, 1964, he married Carol June THOMAS in Lake City, Fla. She survives.

Survivors include: a son, John R. Brethour, Jr., of the home; and a brother, William, Wamego.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Buchmann.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, at First United Methodist Church, Hays. Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the May Day Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Cline's Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Memorials may be sent to Hays Medical Center or Humane Society of the High Plains, both in care of the funeral home.


b. 25 Jul 1912 - Greeley, Colorado

d. 2 Jul 2007 - Yuma, Arizona

From Greeley Tribune - Greeley, Colorado - 07-17-2007

Submitted by Elaine McDowell
William "Bill" Brethauer* - July 25, 1912 - July 2, 2007 - Age: 94 - Residence: Yuma
Tribute: William "Bill" Brethauer was born to Volga German immigrants, John and Mary Katherine Kister Brethauer of Walter Colony, Russia. He was born in a sod house on the historic Boyd Ranch northwest of Greeley.
On Feb. 8, 1938, he married Marion SCHMALING in St. Paul's Congregational Church in Greeley.
When he began working on his father's farm as a youngster, he farmed with horses. He farmed south of Kersey with his three brothers until 1943 when he moved to Wiggins where he farmed until 1968. They then moved to Yuma and he farmed there with his son, William D. Brethauer, until he retired.
Mr. Brethauer was the oldest member of Old Threshers in Yuma as well as an exhibitor. A member of the lapidary club in eastern Colorado for many years, he made many beautiful pieces of jewelry for his family and friends. He and his wife Marion spent their winter months in their second home in Zapata, Texas, for more than 25 years. He was an avid reader and never lost his love of storytelling or his delight in playing his harmonica.
Mr. Brethauer died July 2, at Yuma Life Care Center.
Survivors: His wife, Marion; a son, William D. of Yuma; daughters, Lauren and husband Donald Brantner of La Salle and Jeanette and husband James Anderson of Greeley; eight grandchildren, Julie Brethauer Strand of Akron, Donette Brantner Artenie and husband Romulus of Columbia, Md., David Brantner and wife Leslie of La Salle, Sheryl Brethauer Schroth and husband Rick of Greeley, Cindy Brethauer Held and husband Tim of Denver, Krista Anderson McBride and husband Jeff of Greeley, Holly Anderson Cahoon and husband Micah of Thornton, and Eric Anderson and wife Kara of
Westminster. He also is survived by 22 great-grandchildren and a sister, Esther Miner of Centennial.
Preceded in death by: His son, John Robert Brethauer; brothers, John, Jacob, Fred, and George Brethauer; sisters, Lola Walters and Rachel Lanning; and his parents.
Services were held July 6 at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Otis. Interment followed at Linn Grove Cemetery in Greeley.
Note: Memorials may be given to St. Paul's Evangelical Church in Otis. Arrangements were under the direction of Baucke Funeral Service in Yuma.

BROCKEL, Rhynie "Sonny", Jr.

b. 3 May 1943 - Yoder, Wyoming

d. 2 Jun 2007 - Torrington, Wyoming

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 5 Jun 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

TORRINGTON, Wyo. - Rhynie "Sonny" Brockel, Jr, 64, died on June 2, 2007 at his home in Torrington. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 7, at the Rendezvous Center at the Goshen County Fairgrounds with Pastor Ward Snyder officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Valley View Cemetery.
Visitation hours will be held at the Colyer Funeral Home on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7p.m.; Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m.; and the casket will be closed at the service.
Memorial contributions directed to the family would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com
Rhynie, 'Sonny,' was born May 3, 1943 in Yoder, Wyo. the son of Rhynie and Esther (Arntt) Brockel, Sr. He grew up and attended school at Torrington and then served in the Wyoming National Guard and later in the US Army during Vietnam. He returned to Torrington and worked at Z & W Mill. Sonny married Donna Main at Torrington on Sept. 15, 1972. He continued to work at Z & W Mill until 1986 when he went to farming with Terry Lofink. Sonny also worked at Golden Manor and then for the Goshen County Fairgrounds. He retired and then continued to work at the fairgrounds part time.
Sonny enjoyed working outdoors. He loved to fish, and was a bull rider at local rodeos. He was a past member of the American Legion Travis Snow Post #5.
He is survived by his wife, Donna of Torrington; a daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Chip Voshell of Torrington; son, Johnny Rittenhouse also of Torrington; sisters, Edna Firkus and her husband, Carroll, of Racine, Wis.; and Darlene Herder of Denver; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Jill Brockel of Torrington; grandson, Patrick, who serves with the Nebraska National Guard, and his wife Brittni Voshell of Torrington; granddaughters, Crystal Voshell of Scottsbluff and Ashlee Voshell of Torrington; sisters-in-law, Gloria Brockel of Torrington; Cathy Bogus of Laramie, Wyo.; and Jeannette (Paul) Covello of Torrington; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, brothers, Ruben and Ray Brockel; and niece, Rhonda Brockel, preceded him in death.


BROWN, Edra Mae

b. 17 Aug 1917 - Luray, Kansas

d. 8 Sep 2007 - Great Bend, Kansas

From Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 11, 2007

Submitted by Janet Flickinger

Edra Mae Otte, 90, of Great Bend, died Sept. 8 (2007) at River Bend Assisted Living, Great Bend. She was born Aug. 17, 1917, at Luray, the daughter of Daniel Ruble and Grace Walmer Brown. She married Harry HUDNALL on June 17, 1934, in Russell County. She married Orval OTTE on Oct. 29, 1971, at Great Bend. She was a homemaker, and a resident of Great Bend since 1969, coming from Derby. She was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Fort Zarah EHU and Tuesday Morning Prayer Group, all of Great Bend.

Survivors include her husband, Orval Otte, of the home; two sons, Harold Hudnall and wife Velda, Great Bend, and Dr. Lynn Otte and wife Anne of Herington; six daughters, Karen Hudnall Jakub and husband Keith of Derby, Connie Hudnall Steinle of Minturn, Colo., Dorothy Hudnall Wilson of Lincoln, Neb., Joyce Otte Reid and husband Henry of Bella Vista, Ark., Jean Otte Landon and husband Jimmy of Winfield, and Eileen Otte Johnson and husband John of Elkhart, Ind.; 24 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Harry “Bud” Hudnall Jr., two brothers, two sisters, an infant sister and an infant grandchild.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bryant Funeral Home, with the Rev. Diana Coberly and Pastor Todd Hudnall officiating. Interment will be at the Luray Cemetery in Luray. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, with the family to receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m., and from 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday, all at the funeral home. Donations to a memorial fund for the First Congregational United Church of Christ may be made in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www. bryantfh.net.

Funeral arrangements provided by Bryant Funeral Home* 1425 Patton Road Great Bend, KS 67530 620-793-3525

NOTE: Connie Hudnall married Raymond Keith Steinle.

BROWN, Leah (Lind)

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BROWN, Mary Jane (Maul)

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BRUG, Natalie

b. 30 Dec 1914 - Portland, Oregon

d. 13 Aug 2007 - Billings, Montana

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 15 Aug 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Natalie Kaiser, age 92, went to be with her Lord on Aug. 13, 2007. She was born Dec. 30, 1914, in Portland, Ore., to John II and Elizabeth Brug. Shortly afterward, her family moved to the Sheridan, Wyo., area. She went to school in Ranchester and Clearmont, Wyo.
Natalie met Harry KAISER and they were married Jan. 1, 1939. They lived and farmed in several different places in the Sheridan area until 1966, mostly raising sugar beets. Their children, Ron and Karen, were born in Sheridan. Natalie and Harry moved to Miles City in 1966 and lived there until 1987. In 1987, they moved to Billings. Both of them were very active volunteers all their lives in their church and community activities and they got a lot of enjoyment from that. Natalie and Harry enjoyed dancing and Natalie loved to sew and raise big gardens. She was a lifelong member of the Lutheran church and she took comfort in her Savior.
Natalie was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; her parents, John II and Elizabeth Brug; her brother, John Brug III; and her sister, Lillian Pabst. She is survived by her son, Ron Kaiser of Billings; daughter, Karen (Budd) Weamer of Forsyth; her grandchildren, Russ (Michelle) Kaiser of Bozeman and Heidi Johnson of Worden; great-grandchildren, Leah Johnson, Rachael, Matthew and Jessica Kaiser; and her sister, Helen Hasson of Pennsylvania.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Billings, with burial at the Terrace Gardens Cemetery. Visitations may be made at the church prior to the funeral. Memorials are suggested to Mount Olive Lutheran Church or a charity of choice. Smith West Chapel is assisting with arrangements


BUCKALEW, Ruth Ann (Kuntz)

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BUEHRING, Arlene May

b. 3 Jun 1927 - Sylvan Grove, Kansas

d. 19 Aug 2007 - Lincoln, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, August 21, 2007

and Lucas-Sylvan News - August 23, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

LINCOLN - Arlene May Buehring Meier, daughter of the late Eldo and Helen Gier Buehring, was born June 3, 1927, at Sylvan Grove. She fell asleep in Jesus on Aug. 19, 2007, at the age of 80 years, 2 months, 16 days.
She was baptized June 7, 1927, in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Sylvan Grove, by the Rev. F.A. Mehl. She attended the Bethlehem Lutheran school and was confirmed there on March 29, 1942, by the Rev. Albert Winckler.
She was united in marriage to Raymond J. MEIER Jan. 30, 1949, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Two daughters and one son were born to this union. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lincoln, were she was a member of the Ladies Aid, Lutheran Woman's Missionary League and the Prayer Train.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; mother and father, Eldo and Helena Gier Buehring; and a brother, Edward A. Buehring.
She leaves to mourn two daughters and sons-in-law, Jane and Richard Swisher, Hutchinson, and Karen and Ronald Artzer, Topeka; one son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Jane Meier, Arvada, Colo.; five grandchildren, Ashlynn, Hunter, Brayden, Holden, Tanner and Beau Artzer; one sister, Marcella Walter and husband, Howard, Loveland, Colo.; two sisters-in-laws, Elna Fager, Hutchinson, and Delma Reynolds, Salina.
Pallbearers are: grandsons, Brian Artzer, Olathe, Brad Artzer, Omaha, Neb., Chris Meier, Arvada, Colo., and Kurtis Artzer, Topeka; and nephews, Gary Walters, Castle Rock, Colo., and Larry Reynolds, Wellington.
Visitation will be at Hall Chapel in Lincoln, Thursday from 1 to 7 p.m. and Friday from 9 to 11:30 a.m., with the family receiving family and friends at this time. The funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lincoln, with the Rev. Gary Wolf conducting the rites. Interment will be in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials please be made to Bethesda or the Lutheran Hour. Hall Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Hall Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.


b. 26 Jun 1922 - Halstead, Kansas

d. 23 Jul 2007 - Newton, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

HALSTEAD - Edna M. Koehn, 85, died July 23, 2007, at Newton Medical Center.
She was born June 26, 1922, the daughter of D.C. and Elizabeth Becker Buller. She was a lifelong resident of Halstead, where she was a homemaker and bookkeeper for the Buller Feed Mill.
She belonged to Grace Church of God In Christ Mennonite Church, Halstead.
On May 19, 1946, she married Menno KOEHN in Halstead. He died March 4, 2003.
Survivors include: a son, Victor Koehn, Bowers Pa.; a daughter, Shirley Unruh, Walnut Hill, Fla.; two brothers, Reuben Buller, Halstead, and Chris Buller, Newton; five sisters; Amanda Unruh, Hilma Dirks, Ada Koehn, Helen Reimer, all of Halstead, and Judy Koehn, Detroit, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a stepmother, Katherine Buller, five brothers, Jim, Aaron, Irvin and Jonas Buller and infant baby Jimmy; and a sister, infant Ruth Elizabeth Buller.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Grace Church of God In Christ Mennonite Church, Halstead, with Ministers Kenneth Smith, Raleigh Koehn and Marlin Unruh presiding. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m., with family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday at Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead. Burial will be in the Halstead Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to Moundridge Manor or the American Lung Association, both in care of Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.


b. 15 Jun 1934 - Sheboygan, Wisconsin

d. 9 Dec 2007 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
From The Sheboygan Press - December 11, 2007

Submitted by Arliss Hoskins
June Knabe, age 83, of Sheboygan passed away Sunday, December 9, 2007 at a Milwaukee hospital.
June was born June 15, 1924 in Sheboygan to the late Hugo and Wilma (Pantel) Bunke.
She graduated from Central High School in 1942 and on June 19, 1943 married Fred Schindler at Immanuel Lutheran Church.
June was then united in marriage to Warren KNABE at Our Saviors Lutheran
Church on July 20, 1966. Warren preceded her in death in 1972.
June worked at Wisconsin Telephone Co., Donohue and Associates and retired from Ebenreiter Lumber Co. in 1966.
Survivors include a daughter Karen (Bill) Franklin of Peebles, OH, two sons Steven (Joanie) Schindler of Oconomowoc, Richard (Janice) Schindler of Redmond, WA, eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, three step grandchildren, four step great grandchildren, a brother-in-law Walter Hill of Sheboygan and three nephews Scott, Tim and David. June was preceded in death by her parents, husband, an infant sister Glenore Bunke, a son James, a sister Diane and one step daughter Jane.
Funeral services for June will be held at the Novak-Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th Street on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Marcus Powers officiating. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in June's name



b. 19 Feb 1917 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

d. 1 May 2007 - Sidney, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld Scottsbluff, NE - 3 May 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

SIDNEY - Martha Schnell 90 years, 2 months and 12 days, died Tuesday, May 1, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Sidney.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 4, at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Sidney with Pastor Bradley Heinecke officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions are to the family's choice. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Martha (Burbach) Schnell was born Feb. 19, 1917, in Scottsbluff, the daughter of Henry and Pauline (Wassemiller) Burbach. On February 11, 1934 she was united in marriage to Conard P. SCHNELL at Scottsbluff. The family lived and farmed in the Scottsbluff and Minatare area until moving to Sidney in 1940. They moved to Alliance in 1945. While living in Alliance she taught Bible Class and Sunday School for both Pastor Meyer and Pastor Huber at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church. They moved to the Sidney area in 1955. Following a short time in California and Washington, they moved back to Sidney in 1960.
Martha worked at the Memorial Hospital for 25 years as both a floor nurse and circulating nurse in surgery. She retired from the Hospital in 1982. Following her husband's death in 1991, Martha became involved in the Foster Grandparent Program and worked at South School until 2004 when she retired from the School Program. During her time at South, she gained many 'grandchildren'.
Martha is survived by her daughters, Shirley Schnell of Gering, Gladys Lancaster of Bayard and Kathryn Patterson and husband Art of Rapid City, S.D.; brother, Kenneth of Great Falls, Va.; sisters, Elsie Zitterkopf of Bayard, Freda Dalton of Toppenish, Wash., Lucille Campbell of Yakima, Wash., Dorothy Pearson of Vancouver, Wash. and Beverly Nicoli also of Yakima; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Her husband of 57 years; her parents; sisters, Ruth Dalton, Millie Heilbrun and Edna Burbach; brother, Herman and grandson, Sam Patterson, preceded Martha in death.

BUTH, Albert H.

b . 12 Sep 1925 - Shawano, Wisconsin

d. 17 May 2007 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 22 May 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Albert H. Buth, 81, of Scottsbluff, died Thursday, May 17, 2007, at Regional West

Medical Center. At Al's request his remains were cremated. A private memorial service is planned.
Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.
Al was born in Shawano, Wis. on Sept. 12, 1925, to Albert and Violet (Stengel) Buth. He married Leona OTT in 1950. He married Lila GAISER in 1990.
Survivors include his wife Lila, two sons, David (Margaret) Buth of Tucson, Ariz. and Craig (Susan) Buth and a grandson, Jeremy Buth all of Lakewood, Colo.; step-son, Jeff (Cynde) Gaiser of Firestone, Colo.; and sister, Barbara (Gene) Spear of Woodruff, Wis.
Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers, and an infant sister.
A memorial has been established to Prairie Haven Hospice at Scottsbluff. Published in The Star-Herald from 5/21/2007 - 5/23/2007.


b. 2 Mar 1933 - Bayard, Nebraska

d. 6 Nov 2007 - Greeley, Colorado

From Obituary

Submitted by Arliss Hoskins

Reiny Buxbaum - March 2, 1933-Nov. 6, 2007 - Age: 74 - Residence: Greeley
Tribute: Reiny Buxbaum was born in Bayard, Neb., to Adam and Anna (Sauer) Buxbaum and grew up in the Bayard area. He farmed in Nebraska until he went to work as a crane operator for the Great Western Sugar Co. factory in Goodland, Kan.
On Feb. 20, 1971, he married Arlene HEINZE in Windsor.
Mr. Buxbaum retired in 1985 and moved to Greeley. He enjoyed gardening and working on cars. He played the hammered dulcimer and performed in community parades and private events. He was a member of the Greeley Moose Lodge.
Mr. Buxbaum died Tuesday at North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley.
Survivors: His wife, Arlene Buxbaum of Greeley; four sons, Reinhold M. Buxbaum of Danielson, Conn., Paul Buxbaum of Sydney, Australia, Doug Buxbaum of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Brent Buxbaum and wife Julie of Thornton; a daughter, Boni Turman and husband Charles of Westminster; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild; three sisters, Alma Abel of Sacramento, Calif., Dorothy Nuss of Sterling and Violet Frank of Billings, Mont.; and a brother, Robert Buxbaum and wife Nora of Las Vegas.
Preceded in death by: His parents.
Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Bethel Lutheran Church, 328 Walnut St., Windsor, CO 80550. Visitation: 3-7 p.m. Thursday at Adamson West Chapel. Interment: Lakeveiw Cemetery, Windsor.
Notes: Contributions may be made to the Reiny Buxbaum memorial fund in care of Adamson Funeral and Cremation Services, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634.