EASTER, Wanda b. 20 May 1917 - Fort Worth, Texas d. 15 Oct 2007 - WaKeeney, KansasFrom Hays Daily News - October 16, 2007Submitted by Harlin OchsWanda Dietz, 80, WaKeeney, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, at her home.
She was born May 20, 1927, in Fort Worth, Texas to Arthur and Roanna (Dean) Easter. She was a 1944 graduate of Quanah High School, Texas.
She married Ferd A. DIETZ on Nov. 17, 1945, in Seymour, Texas. She was a receptionist for WaKeeney Medical Center.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; two sons, Kenneth D. Dietz, Kansas City, Kan., and James Dietz, Tulsa, Okla.; two daughters, Carol Cavell, San Antonio, and Laura Cook, WaKeeney; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a grandson.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, WaKeeney; burial in WaKeeney City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Schmitt Funeral Home, WaKeeney. Memorials are suggested to Trego Lemke Memorial Endowment or Immanuel Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.

ECKAS, Lynda Mae b. 28 May 1965 - Greeley, Colorado d. 19 Aug 2007 - Grapevine, TexasFrom Adamson Funeral Home, Greeley, Colorado - 08-21-2007Submitted by Elaine McDowell
Lynda Mae Reiber - May 28, 1965 - August 19, 2007 - Age: 42 - Residence: Bedford, Texas
Tribute: Lynda Mae Reiber was in Greeley to Emanuel and Dolores (Kissler)Eckas. Mrs. Reiber graduated from Platte Valley High School in Kersey in 1983. She worked as a dental assistant in La Salle and moved to Texas in 1997. On March 12, 1999 she married Richard REIBER in Las Vegas NV.
Lynda went home to her Lord on Sunday, August 19, 2007at Baylor Hospital in Grapevine, TX.
Survivors: Her husband Richard Reiber of Bedford, TX; father Emanuel L. and step-mother Sue Eckas; two brothers, Wayne Eckas and wife Andrea, Tim Frazier and wife Robin; nephews, Adam, Andrew and Erin Eckas, Brandt Frazier; niece, Kelli Frazier; and beloved family pets, Brandon, Cody, Patches and Rocky.
Preceded in death by: Her mother, Delores Eckas, sister, Carolyn Eckas; grandparents, Adam and Lena Eckas and Henry and Henretta Kissler.
Services: 10:00 a.m. Saturday August 25, 2007 at Adamson West Chapel. Interment: Linn Grove Cemetery. Visitation: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday August 24, 2007 at Adamson West Chapel. Note: In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Lynda Reiber Fund c/o Adamson Funeral and Cremation Services 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsonchapels.com.

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ECKHARDT, Rodger Leon b. 23 Feb 1935 - Monmouth, Illinois d. 19 Oct 2007 - Casper, Wyoming

From Casper Star Tribune, Casper, WY - 23 Oct 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

CASPER -- Rodger Leon Eckhardt, 72, died in an automobile accident on Oct. 19, 2007.He was born Feb. 23,1935 in Monmouth, Ill., to Louie Walter Eckhardt and Ada Opal (Murrell) Eckhardt, the sixth of 13 children.The family traveled to various states and finally settled in Torrington in 1945, where he attended school. In 1952, he and his brother, Richard, joined the Navy and were discharged in 1956 from the USS Mississippi.He met the love of his life, Mildred DILLMAN, “The Blonde,” through his sister, Annetta. They were married April 29,1956, and had three children.He was a mechanic all of his life. He owned a diesel shop in Burns and was also a deputy in there. His hobbies, in addition to hunting, were drag racing, rebuilding old cars, pickups and roadsters. He was the Wyoming state quick draw champion in 1963. He loved teaching his grandsons all of his mechanical tips.He is survived by his wife of 51 years of Casper, a son, Rock Eckhardt and his wife of Casper, two daughters and their husbands, Roxie Camp of Casper and Ronda Hanson of Jackson; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, his mother-in-law, many nieces and nephews and brothers and sisters, Bill, Danny, Rich, Rodney, Wanda, Annetta, Linda and Silva.He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Roy and Frank and sister, Loretta.In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials be sent to his loving wife, Mildred Eckhardt, 2000 East F Street, Casper, 82601. Newcomer Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


ECKROTH, Monica (Helbing)

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EDINGER, Heinrich, Sr. b. 16 Oct 1862 - New Danzig, Russia d. 11 Mar 1937 - Cathay, North DakotaFrom Wells County Free Press, Fessenden ND 18 Mar 1937Submitted by eusteel@cox net Heinrich Edinger, Sr. of Cathay, died on March 11th, 1937 at 7:33 a. m. He was born in New Danzig, Russia on October 16, 1862. In 1883 he was married to Miss Elizabeth KLEIN, which marriage was blessed with nine children, one of whom has preceded the father in death.
With his family Mr. Edinger came to the United States in 1899, taking up a homestead in McIntosh County, North Dakota where they lived for seven years. From there they moved to Fairville township in Wells County, where they farmed for 29 years. The past 12 years of his life were spent in the town of Cathay.
Mr. Edinger leaves to mourn his passing his wife; eight children, Heinrich of Cathay, Mrs. C. C. Seibold of Cathay, Mrs. Tina Mager of Anaheim, Calif., Julius of Melville, Mrs. Dora Engel of Denhoff, Mrs. Peter Helm of Minnewaukan, Mrs. Lydia Albus of Carrington, and Edward of Cathay; one sister, Mrs. Rosina Berndt of Minneapolis, Minn; 13 grand children, 3 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Mr. Edinger, baptized in Neudorf in 1885 by Rev. John Kessler, was well loved because of his faithfulness to his church and family and his great interest in his Christian life.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 13 at Cathay where interment was made. Rev. A. Itterman of Cathay spoke in the German language and Rev. Daniel Klein of Germantown also spoke in English. The Germantown quartet sang two numbers and a duet, by Mesdames Ed Seibold and E. V. Seibold was given. Services were held at the home at 1:30 and at Cathay Baptist church at 2 o’clock. Pallbearers were Julius Edinger, Emanuel Engel, Henry Albus, Henry Edinger, C. C. Seibold and Peter Helm.

EHRLICH, Caden Everett b. 2 Nov 2007 - Wichita, Kansas d. 2 Nov 2007 - Wichita, KansasFrom Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, November 7, 2007Submitted by Rachel E. SmithWICHITA - Caden Everett, Ehrlich, son of Tom and Mira Ehrlich, was stillborn Nov 2, 2007.
Survivors include: his parents; grandparents, Clarence Ehrlich and Ellen Ehrlich, both of Hutchinson, and Brian and Lois Walker, Hutchinson; great-grandparents, Roland and Sara Froese, Buhler, and Luther and Mary Walker, Thousand Oaks, Calif.; aunt, Dana Eckert and husband John; uncles, Dan Ehrlich, Hutchinson, Caleb Walker and wife, Casey, Chicago, Ill., and Brandon Walker, Lawrence; cousins, Kristen and Kelsey Eckert.
Memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at Wichita First Church of the Nazarene, 1400 E. Kellogg Drive, Wichita. Memorial designated to AgapéCaresm Cradle, Wichita.


EHRLICH, Shawn b. 16 Oct 2007 - Colorado Springs, Colorado d. 16 Oct 2007 - Colorado Springs, Colorado From Hays Daily News - October 25, 2007Submitted by Rachel E. SmithShawn Ehrlich, newborn, Colorado Springs, Colo., died Oct. 16, 2007, at Penrose-St. Francis Community Hospital in Colorado Springs.
He was born the same day to Randalnn Werth and Bryan Ehrlich.
Survivors include his parents and two brothers, Trey Ehrlich and Aidan Ehrlich, all of Colorado Springs; maternal grandparents, Julian and Vicky Gonzales of Russell; paternal grandfather, Michael Ehrlich of Colorado Springs; maternal great-grandparents, Ken and Doris Werth of Victoria and Mary Karlin of Hays and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Linda Ehrlich; his maternal great-grandfather, Alfred Karlin and paternal great-grandparents, Albert and Zelma Ehrlich.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell. Burial at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Russell. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary. Memorials are suggested to the Brody S. Ehrlich Memorial Fund in care of the mortuary.


EHRLICH, Elma Esther b. 1 Oct 1915 - Barton County, Kansas d. 2 Aug 29007 - Jetmore, KansasFrom Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, August 3, 2007Submitted by Rachel E. SmithJETMORE - Elma Esther Sinclair, 91, died Aug. 2, 2007, at Hodgeman County Long Term Care Center, Jetmore.
She was born Oct. 1, 1915, in Barton County, the daughter of Jacob and Hannah Maier Ehrlich. A longtime Jetmore area resident, she was a past sheriff of Hodgeman County, worked for McCellans of Dodge City and Hodgeman County Health Center for 20 years, She belonged to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Jetmore.
On April 24, 1935, she married Francis J. SINCLAIR in Hoxie. He died Jan. 1, 2005.
Survivors include: a son, Leonard, Hutchinson; two daughters, Bettie Burns, Hutchinson and Dorothy Ziesch, Hanston; a brother, Leroy Ehrlich, Fort Collins, Colo.; 15 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Roy; a brother, Ott Ehrlich; two sisters, Irene Proffit and Alvina Harms; and a granddaughter.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Marvin Ewertt and James Webster presiding. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with family present from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Beckwith Funeral Home, Jetmore. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Jetmore. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Lutheran Hour, Jetmore, or the Elma Sinclair Memorial Fund, both in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 663, Jetmore, KS 67854.
This notice may be viewed and condolences left at www.beckwithfuneralhome.com


EHRLICH, Gottfried b. 19 Oct 1895 - Cherbagofka, Russia d. 6 Mar 1962 - Russell, KansasFrom obits in AHSGR RecordsSubmitted by Janet Flickinger

Obituary of 6 Mar 1962: Gottfried Ehrlich

"The son of Conrad and Suzanna Ehrlich (nee Stuckart), was born Oct. 19, 1895 at Cherbagofka, Russia and died at his home on east 5th Street, Russell, Kansas, on March 6, 1962. He was 66 years, 4 months, and 16 days.

In 1910 he came with his parents to America, the family settling in Russell. As a resident of Russell for 52 years, he was well known in the community and had many friends who held him in high esteem. On Nov. 23, 1922 he was united in marriage to Ida Strecker here at Russell. There were two children born to this marriage who survive him. For many years he worked at various occupations in and around Russell and was employed for 20 years by the city of Russell until his retirement about a year ago.

In his own quiet and unassuming way he went about his work, never shirking, never complaining. His chief interest was his family and his home and no better tribute could be paid to him than the home he made and the love and affection his family and friends had for him.

Little more can be said in this obituary and only those near and dear to him can treasure and remember his kindness, love and devotion. Those surviving are his wife Ida, sons: Alvin, Liberal, KS; Lawrence, Russell; 4 grandchildren; 3 sisters: Mrs. Gottfried Laubhan, Mrs. Reinhardt Mai, Mrs. George Ehrlich, all of Russell, Kansas; 2 brothers: Conrad and George F. Ehrlich, both of Russell.

Services 9 Mar by Deines Funeral Home. Rev Otto Matthias of St. John's Lutheran Church, of Russell, Russell Co., Kansas. Mrs. Eilene Vladar, organist; quartette: Rudy Parker, Emil Neidenthal, J. E. Morgenstern, and Clinton Seifert; Casket bearers: Roy Nuss, Theo. Laubhan, Emanuel Mai, Leo Deutsch, David Bay, Ralph Schwartz. Buried in St. John Lutheran Church Cem. in Russell, Russell Co., Kansas"


EHRLICK, LaVera Rose (Olson)

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EITZEN, Helen b. 23 Jan 1904 - Hillsboro, Kansas d. 19 Aug 2007 - Hillsboro, KansasFrom Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, August 21, 2007Submitted by Rachel E. SmithHILLSBORO - Helen Eitzen Seibel, 103, died Aug. 19, 2007, at Parkside Homes, Hillsboro.
She was born Jan. 23, 1904, in rural Hillsboro, the daughter of Daniel A. and Helena Bekker Eitzen. She was a homemaker. She belonged to Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church

On June 19, 1927, she married Sam SEIBEL at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church, Hillsboro. He died in 1978.
Survivors include: a daughter, LaVonne, Hillsboro, seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Samuel Seibel Jr.; and a daughter, Eunice Liebelt.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church, Hillsboro, with the Pastors Garvie Schmidt and Gaylord Goertzen presiding. Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Jost Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Ebenfeld Cemetery, Hillsboro. Memorials may be sent to the Gideons, in care of the funeral home.


EMERICK, Eugene b. 6 Feb 1927 - Billings, Montana d. 30 Aug 2007 - Billings, Montana

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 2 Sep 2007

Submitted by Henry L. SchmickEmerick, Eugene "Gene" - After a long illness, Gene went to be with the Lord on Aug. 30, 2007. He passed away at his home with family and friends at his side.
Gene was born Feb. 6, 1927, in Billings to Carl and Lena (Youck) Emerick. He grew up in the Billings area and remained as a lifelong resident of Billings. Gene was baptized on April 8, 1929. He was confirmed on Jan. 11, 2004, at Christ The King Lutheran Church. He served time in the U.S. Army.
Gene was employed at the Billings Dairy, Pierce Packing, Northern Pacific Railroad and operated his own gas station called the North 27th Street Exxon while doing snow removal for local businesses during the winter months. He was also a farmer in the Snowy Mountain area.
On Oct. 27, 1956, he married Katherine KAUFMAN. They were married for 44 yearsShe passed away on Oct. 3, 2000. He later married his friend and companion Helen L. Zier on May 8, 2003.
Survivors include his loving wife, Helen; brother, Leroy; numerous nieces and nephews; family, and friends.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Delores and brother, Walter.
Funeral services are to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 10:30 a.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church with burial at Mountview Cemetery. A reception will be held at the church following the interment. Memorials may be made to Big Sky Hospice, P.O. Box 35033, Billings, MT 59107 or to Christ the King Lutheran Church, 759 Newman Lane. Smith Funeral Chapels, 925 S. 27th St., is in charge of arrangements


ENGSTROM, Gus b. 24 Oct 1912 - Mitchell, Nebraska d. May 2007 - Scottsbluff, NebraskaFrom obituary clippingSubmitted by Henry L. Schmick

Gus Engstrom passed away at the Regional West Medical Center following a short illness.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 3, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 23rd and Broadway, Scottsbluff with Rev. Jeffrey Grams officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery. Memorials have been established to St. John's Lutheran Church or to the donor's choice. Friends may call at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel from 2 to 8 p.m., Wednesday. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.dugankramer.com.
Gus was born to Gustav A. and Mollie (Margheim) Engstrom Oct. 24, 1912, in Mitchell. Gus never really got to know his father as he passed away when he was a very young child. Gus' mother remarried Fred Ott Sr. and through this union Gus obtained three brothers, Fred Ott Jr., George Ott, and Bill Ott and two sisters, Irene and Betty.
He loved the land and his early career choice was to be a farmhand and then later after he met the love of his life, to farm on his own. He met and later married Mollie SCHWARTZ of Scottsbluff Nov. 25,

1934. To this union were born three sons, Johnny, Tommy, and Billy Engstrom.
Gus retired from the farm in 1953, and began working for Lockwood Corporation. He retired from there after 19 years. Still wanting to keep busy, he then went to work for his two younger sons, Tom and Bill at Engstrom Fertilizer and Chemical Company. In 1988, at the age of 76, he finally retired for the last time.
Survivors include his sons, John G. (Ann) Engstrom, Tom E. (JoAnn) Engstorm of Gering and Bill C. (Harlean) Engstrom of Rapid City, S.D.; brother, George (Pauline) Ott of Scottsbluff; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death in 1988, was his wife of 63 years, Mollie; a daughter, two brothers, two sisters, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

ENNS Bertha R. b. 11 Jan 1916 - Chinook, Montana d. 29 Apr 2007 - Hillsboro, KansasFrom Hutchison (Kan) News - Monday - April 30, 2007Submitted by Rachel E. SmithHILLSBORO - Bertha R. Schultz, 91, died April 29, 2007, at Parkside Homes, Hillsboro. She was born Jan. 11, 1916, in Chinook, Mont., the daughter of David J. and Elizabeth Reddig Enns. She was an Avon representative. She belonged to Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church. On Aug. 18, 1940, she married Harry L. SCHULTZ in Lehigh. He died in 1985.Survivors include: two daughters, Marlene Froese, Phoenix, and Dee Goertzen, Henderson, Neb.; a sister, Anna Enns, Hillsboro; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Gnadenau Cemetery, rural Hillsboro. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church, with Pastor Roy Keller presiding.Memorials may be sent to the Bertha R. Schultz Memorial Fund, in care of Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro.


ENNS, Katharine Ann b. 2 Jul 928 - Belgian Conto, Africa d. 26 May 2007 - Buhler, KansasFrom Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, May 27, 2007Submitted by Rachel E. SmithBUHLER - Katharine Ann Enns, 78, died May 26, 2007, at Buhler Sunshine Home. She was born July 2, 1928, in Belgian Congo, Africa, the daughter of Frank J. and Agnes Neufeld Enns. She attended Bethel College and Princeton Seminary, and graduated from Taylor University, Upland, Ind., with a master's degree in religious education. She was a missionary and taught in Cameroun, West Africa, and at McCandless Grade School, Hutchinson. She belonged to the First Presbyterian Church, Rahway, N.J., and attended Buhler Mennonite Brethren Church.Survivors include: a sister, Norma Ruth Neufeldt, Buhler.She was preceded in death by a brother, John Enns.Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Buhler Mennonite Brethren Church, with Pastor Nick Rempel presiding. The family will greet friends from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Buhler Municipal Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Sunshine Meadows Retirement Community or the Nyanga Church, Congo, Africa, both in care of Buhler Mortuary.


ENSZ, Arnold b. 12 Sep 1924 - McPherson County, Kansas d. 4 Nov 2007 - Whitewater, KansasFrom Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, November 6, 2007Submitted by Rachel E. SmithWHITEWATER - Pastor Arnold Ensz, 83, died Nov. 4, 2007, at his home, Whitewater.
He was born Sept. 12, 1924, in McPherson County, the son of G.D. and Lena Klaassen Ensz. He served as a Pastor for more than 50 Years. He was a Pastor in Arkansas for eight years and was the co-founder and director of the Ponca Bible Camp, Ponca, Ark. He was Pastor at Zoar MB Church in Inman for six years, and served 22 years as Pastor and 17 years as Associate Pastor at Swiss Church in Whitewater. He was also Pastor of the Berean Baptist Church in Santa Fe, N. M., for four and a half years.
On Sept. 26, 1945, he married Elma E. SCHIERLING in Inman. She survives.
Other survivors include: two sons; two daughters; a sister; and nine grandchildren.
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Remington High School Gymnasium, with Pastors David Griffins and Larry Moyer presiding. Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater, is in charge of arrangements.

ENTZ, Grace A. b. 27 Jun 1953 - Newton, Kansas d. 20 Jun 2007 - Wichita, KansasFrom Hillsboro Star Journal - June 27, 2007Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Grace A. Unrau, 53, of Moundridge, died June 20, 2007, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Wichita. Born June 27, 1953, at Newton, she was the daughter of Arnold and Arene (Kaufman) Entz.

On Dec. 27, 1983, she married Paul UNRAU at Moundridge. She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Quentin Entz. Survivors include her husband, Paul of Moundridge; three brothers, Rodney Entz and Dennis Entz of Peabody and Scott Entz of Whitewater; a sister, Karen Stuber of Abilene; and her mother, Arene Entz. A memorial service was Monday morning at Hesston Mennonite Brethren Church, Hesston, with Pastor Richard Wieneke officiating. A private burial took place with Pastor Charles Rempel officiating. A memorial fund has been established with Victory in the Valley.


ENTZ, Verona Ruth b. abt 1951 d. 3 Aug 2007 - Whitewater, KansasFrom Hutchinson (Kan) News - August 9, 2007Submitted by Rachel E. SmithWHITEWATER - Verona Ruth Entz, 56, died Aug. 3, 2007, following a brief illness.
She graduated from Bethel College School of Nursing, and Wichita State University. A former resident of Hutchinson, she was a registered nurse at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include: her husband, Harris; a son; a daughter; her mother; a brother; two sisters; and a grandson.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Emmaus Mennonite Church. Memorials may be sent to International Students, Inc. and Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, in care of Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater.

ERB, Fred L.

b. 1 Aug 1921 - Bazine, Kansas

d. 24 Oct 2007 - Ness City, Kansas

From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - 25 October 2007Submitted by Rachel E. SmithNESS CITY — Fred L. Erb, 86, died Oct. 24 at the Ness County Long Term Care, Ness City. Born Aug. 1, 1921, in rural Bazine, he was the son of Fred A. and Elizabeth Gross Erb. On May 2, 1948, he married Norma BRACK in Bazine. She survives. He was a well-known automotive mechanic. A lifetime resident of Ness County, he had lived in Ness City since 1969. He loved to play golf and cards.Survivors, besides his wife, include four sons, Fred A. Erb and wife Mary of Longmont, Colo., Eugene A. Erb and wife Barbara of Ness City, Donald D. Erb and wife Diane of Great Bend and Steve D. Erb of Hays; one daughter, Vickie S. Hicks and husband Doug of Hays; two brothers, Earl Erb of Ness City and Richard Erb of Marshfield, Mo.; nine sisters, Marge Schaben, Evelyn Pitzer and Jeannice Posey, all of Hutchinson, Grace Risley of Dodge City, Leona Cheney of Hoisington, Geraldine Floyd and Jeannie Hamilton, both of Marshfield, Mo., Shirley Erb of Mesa, Ariz., and Norma Janssen of San Diego, Calif.; 13 grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Elmer, Pearl and Leo Erb.Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church, Ness City, with the Rev. Darlene Nonhof presiding. Burial will be in the Ness City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Fitzgerald Funeral Home in Ness City. The family will be present to receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church or Ness County Long Term Care, both of Ness City, or to the American Alzheimer’s Association.Funeral arrangements provided by Fitzgerald Funeral Home*, 207 North Pennsylvania
Ness City, KS 67560 785-798-3243 Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 25, 2007

ERSHABEK, Mary Agnes

b. 5 Aug 1912 - Cheyenne, Wyoming

d. 9 Oct 2007 - Wheatland, Wyoming
Casper Star Tribune, Casper, WY - 9 Oct 2007

Submitted by Henry L. SchmickWHEATLAND -- Graveside services and interment for Mary Agnes Fresorger, 95, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Oct. 9, 2007, in the Wheatland Cemetery with Fr. Jan Santich officiating.She died Oct. 5, 2007, at the Cheyenne Healthcare Center.She was born Aug. 5, 1912, in Platte Center, Neb., the daughter of John and Mary (Schneider) Ershabek; later moving to a farm in Wheatland. She was a member of Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Wheatland.Survivors include four children, Delores Burney of Spencer, Okla., Marilyn Walker of Fort Worth, Texas, Margie Dunmire of Cheyenne, and Darrell Herman of Wheatland; foster child, Ed Westover of Kansas; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Leo, Frank, and Joe; son, Sonny Herman, a son-in-law and husbands, Bill Herman, Jack Lisher, and Alec Fresorger.

Memorials to Saint Patrick Catholic Church, 1009 n 9th Street, Wheatland, 82201 would be appreciated by the family. G