LAIS, Elma (Heinz)

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LAMPHEAR, Shirley O.

b. 13 Aug 1935

d. 31 Jul 2007 - Billings, Montana

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 2 Aug 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Shirley O. (Lamphear) Hoffman, 71, of Billings, left this world on July 31, 2007, at Billings Clinic. She was born on Aug. 13, 1935. She was preceded in death by husband Charles H. Hoffman Sr. and son Charles H. Hoffman Jr.
Shirley is survived by her children, Fred (Val), Jane (Don), Donna (Leonard), Robert "Bob" (Sandy), Floyd and Tammy (Phillip); 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother Herb; sisters Donna and LaVonna; and numerous other children she came to love as her own.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, at Park City Cemetery. A family gathering will follow at Fred and Val's home.
Michelotti-Sawyers was in charge of cremation and arrangements.


b. 9 May 1928 - Le Mars, Iowa

d. 14 Jul 2007 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 17 Jul 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Jean Margaret Haas, 79, of Scottsbluff, died Saturday, July 14, 2007, at the Golden Living Care Center in Scottsbluff.
Her Funeral will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 18 at the First United Methodist Church in Scottsbluff with the Reverend Nancy Tomlinson officiating. A Graveside Service will be at 2 p.m., Friday, July 20, at the Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars, Iowa. Memorials may be made to the Boy Scouts of American or the United Methodist Women's Circle. Friends may call at the Jolliffe Funeral Home at Scottsbluff, from Noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 17. Her obituary may be viewed at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com where condolences may be left.
Jean was born May 9, 1928 in Le Mars, Iowa, the daughter of Clarence and Edith (Walker) Langendorfer. She graduated from the Le Mars High School with the Class of 1946. She began working for the Bell Telephone Co. for 4 years. Jean was united in marriage to Donald F. HAAS, Dec. 16, 1950 in Le Mars. While Don was in the Army completing his tour of duty they lived in California. After his discharge, they moved back to Le Mars, where Don began work in the telephone construction business. They then moved near Dodge City, Kan., then to Florence, Kan., to Noblesville, Ind., to Freeport, Ill. and in 1959 back to Le Mars. In 1960 they moved to Scottsbluff and have resided here since that time. Jean worked after their sons graduated from high school as a legal secretary for the Boy Scouts and the Nebraska Panhandle Station where she retired. She was a member of the Church.
Survivors include her husband Don; sons, Jim and his wife Toni of Artesia, N.M., Steven of Escondido, Calif.; grandchildren, Preston Greenwaldt and his wife Kristin, Lauren Moses and her husband Aaron, and Mary Ellen Greenwaldt all of Texas, Drew, Hayden and Zane Haas of Artesia, N.M.; and sister-in-law and her husband, Lorene and Albert Fisher of Frazee, Minn.
Her parents preceded her in death.

LANGHOFER, Noval L. (Gilliatt)

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LAUBER, Wiliam Raymond

b. 21 Dec 1941 - Scott City, Kansas

d. 5 Nov 2007 - Leoti, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, November 8, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

LEOTI - William Raymond "Bill" Lauber, 65, died on Nov. 5, 2007, at Wichita County Medical Center, Leoti.
He was born Dec. 21, 1941, at Scott City, the son of John Peter and Rosalia Sarah Pfeifer Lauber.
He was a lifetime resident and retired in May 2007 from his job as chief engineer of the Wichita County Sanitary Landfill.
He is survived by two sisters, Sylvia Taylor and Janie Dizmang, both of Leoti; numerous stepchildren, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and nephews and nieces.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Leoti, with Father Benjamin Martin presiding. Inurnment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Marienthal. Memorials may be sent to the Wichita County Medical Center, in care of the funeral home.

LAUER, Mabel

b. 22 Mar 1916 - Brighton, Colorado

d. 30 Jun 2007 - Sterling, Colorado

From Journal Advocate, Sterling, Colorado - 07-03-2007

Submitted by Elaine McDowell
Mabel “Mae” Unrein - March 22, 1916 — June 30, 2007
Mabel “Mae” Unrein, 91, of Sterling, died Saturday, June 30, 2007 in Sterling. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, with vigil and rosary to follow at 7 p.m. at Tennant Funeral Home. A second visitation is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 4. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 5, at Saint Anthony Catholic Church with Father Robert Wedow officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.
Mae was born March 22, 1916, to Albert and Barbara (Fisher) Lauer in Brighton. Mae’s family was among the German-Russian immigrants that settled along the South Platte to work the sugar beet farms. By age six Mae worked in the fields alongside her mother, father, and eight of her siblings. In 1918 she and her family moved to Sterling, were she attended school at St. Anthony’s.
Mae saw many things in her life. She lived through two World Wars, the Dust Bowl of the early 1930s, and the Great Depression. She traveled by horse drawn wagon in her youth, and in 1984 flew for the first time.
On Nov. 24, 1936, Mae married Lawrence UNREIN at St. Anthony Catholic Church. The couple lived and farmed at Padroni, Crook, Atwood and Merino, where they raised seven children. Lawrence and Mae left farming in 1969 before settling in Sterling, where Mae worked at Rose Arbor Nursing Home for seven and a half years as a cook’s assistant and cook, retiring in 1977.
Following her retirement, Mae volunteered at Devonshire Acres for several years. She was an active member of the Legion of Mary, St. Margaret’s Circle, and the Columbian Auxiliary. Until 2005, Mae enjoyed helping serve funeral dinners at St. Anthony’s.
Mae’s vitality and enjoyment of life was an inspiration to her family and friends. She enjoyed a good game of dominoes with her great-grandchildren, and played a lot of pinochle with the funeral ladies. Her family was astounded by her ability to remember the dates of all her grandchildren. Though she will be missed, she left her family with so many warm and happy memories.
Mae is survived by her children, Harold and Dorothy Unrein of Sterling, Paul and Lorraine Unrein of Sterling, Joan and Jim Atkin of Fleming, Gerald Unrein of Arvada, Ron and Patty Unrein of Fort Morgan, Gary and Denise Unrein of Pinedale, Wyo., and Ray and Gayle Unrein of Sterling; 13 grandsons, 11 granddaughters, 39 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence in 1983; her parents; five brothers, John, Albert, Martin, Joe and Paul; and five sisters, Lillian, Mary, Katie, Annie and Betty.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Saint Anthony’s parking lot fund.


b. 10 Feb 1940 - Greeley, Colorado

d. 9 Jul 2007 - Greeley, Colorado

From Greeley Tribune, Greeley, Colorado - 07-13-2007

Submitted by Elaine McDowell
Larry Lebsack - Feb. 10, 1940-July 9, 2007 - Age: 67 - Residence: Greeley
Tribute: Larry Eugene Lebsack was born in Greeley to Jake and Lenore (Weisz) Lebsack. He attended schools in Eaton and Greeley.
On Oct. 4, 1975, he married Carol Kay (WEICKUM) Lebsack in Greeley. They continued to call Greeley home.
Mr. Lebsack worked for Weld County transportation for 12 years, and then worked for Monfort of Colorado at the Kuner feedlots for 27 years before retiring in 2001.
He enjoyed gardening and fishing. He possessed a comic sense of humor and enjoyed joking with and playing jokes on his many friends. Although he had a disability, Mr. Lebsack loved life and lived it to the fullest. He died Monday at the Medical Center of the Rockies, Loveland.
Survivors: His wife, Carol of Greeley; two sons, Timothy Wade Lebsack and Jarrod Daniel Lebsack, both of Greeley; and a granddaughter, Adelaide Daniell Lebsack.
Also surviving are a sister, Betty Miller, and two nieces, Lisa Miller and Sande Cookston, all of Pasa Robles, Calif.; his stepfather, Harry Schneider of Greeley; and many sisters- and brothers-in-law.
Preceded in death by: His parents.
Services to celebrate his life: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's Congregational Church, 43rd Avenue and 16th Street, Greeley. Visitation: 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 28th St., Greeley.
Notes: Memorial gifts may be made to the Adelaide Lebsack Scholarship Fund in care of Stoddard Funeral Home.


b. 22 Mar 1917 - Sterling, Colorado

d. 15 Sep 2007 - Windsor, Colorado

From Adamson Funeral Home - Greeley, Colorado - 09-17-2007

Submitted by Elaine McDowell

Frieda Schneider - March 22, 1917 – September 15, 2007 - Age: 90 - Residence: Windsor, Colorado

Tribute: Frieda Schneider was born in Sterling, CO to Carl and Mary (Zulauf) Leffler, who were German immigrants from Russia. At a young age she moved with her family to Windsor where along with her brothers and sisters she worked in the beet fields in the Windsor and Eaton area and attended school in Windsor. When she was 15 years old her father passed away and she had to quit school and help support the family. She went to work for Dr. Gormley and cooked for him and the patients at the Windsor Hospital until she married. On February 14, 1937, she and August (Gus) Schneider were married in Windsor with a wedding celebration lasting 3 days. She became a very good cook and always had something to eat for anyone who came to visit. She and her husband farmed in the Windsor area until they retired and moved to Windsor in 1987. Mr. and Mrs. Schneider were charter members of Bethel Lutheran Church in Windsor. Mr. Schneider died November 19, 2007.

Mrs. Schneider died September 15, 2007 at North Colorado Medical Center Hospice Unit.

Survivors: son, Jerry Schneider and wife Karlene; daughter Jo Ann Starck and husband Edward; grandchildren Renae Kamerzell and husband Mike, Jerrod Schneider and wife Jolene, Daniella Channel, Amanda Hahn and husband Steve, and Melanie Starck; six great grandchildren, Darrin, Loren, Aric, Samantha, Ethan and Megan, all of Windsor. She is also survived by, sisters-in-laws, Mollie Adler of Fort Collins, Helen Konrade of Loveland; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: son, James Eugene Schneider; husband August Schneider; parents, Carl and Mary Leffler; sister Mary Zulauf; brothers, Jake and Victor Leffler, all of Windsor; and sisters Mary Funk and Hilda Wunsch both of Fort Collins.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday September 19, 2007 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Windsor.

Visitation: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. prior to services at Bethel Lutheran Church in Windsor.

Interment: Lakeview Cemetery in Windsor, CO.

Note: Memorial Contributions may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church and/or Hospice & Palliative of Northern Colorado in c/o Adamson Funeral & Cremation Services 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsonchapels.com.

LEHL, Elvest L.

b. 3 Sep 1915

d. 6 Sep 2007

Wichita Eagle - Saturday, September 8, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Lehl, Elvest L., 92, retired aeronautical engineer for Boeing, went to be with his Lord September 6, 2007. Services pending with Resthaven Mortuary. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 9/8/2007.

Wichita Eagle - September 13, 2007

Lehl, Elvest L., 92, retired aeronautical engineer for Boeing, went to be with his Lord September 6, 2007. Funeral Service 10:00 am, Saturday, Sept. 15 at First Church of the Nazarene.Elvest was co-owner of several patents relating to his invention- the Air Train. He was a WWII Army Veteran, Gideon Member, and former Scout Master. He graduated from Northwestern State Teachers College in Alva, OK. Elvest and Ruby were married June 21, 1939 in Enid , OK. Preceded in death by sons, William D. Lehl and Dan A. Lehl; parents, William and Pauline Lehl; brother, Harold Lehl. Survivors include wife of 68 years Ruby Lehl; children and spouses Carolyn and Gene Miller of Minneapolis, MN., Anita and Russell Vassar of Nashua, NH., Ella and Duane Frederick of Wichita, Randall Lehl of Colorado Springs, CO, Monte and Gloria Lehl of Wichita, Bradley and Constance Lehl of Wichita; brother Carl and Beulah Lehl of Alva, OK.; sisters Nellie Lohrding of Coldwater, Frieda Staake of Kissee Mills, MO., 22 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren. Memorials established with First Church of The Nazarene and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Resthaven Mortuary.
Published in the Wichita Eagle from 9/13/2007 - 9/14/2007.

Note: A longtime member of American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, and local Golden Wheat Chapter.

LEHNING, Elizabeth

b. 20 Jun 1911 - Susank, Kansas

d. 7 Nov 2007 - WaKeeney, Kansas

From Great Bend (Kans) Tribune - Friday, November 9, 2007

Submitted by Harlin Ochs

HOISINGTON — Elizabeth Lehning Hanzlick, 96, died Nov. 7 at Lutheran Home, WaKeeney. She was born June 20, 1911, on a farm near Susank, the daughter of George Adam and Katherine Elizabeth (Heinrich) Lehning. Elizabeth married Vernon HANZLICKon Feb. 9, 1930. He preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 1978. She was a homemaker and a Hoisington resident since 1975, coming from Beeler.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women, both of Hoisington. She was a volunteer for Friendship Meals, along with RSVP, for many years.

Survivors include a son, Jerry Hanzlick, and his wife Joyce, of Hill City; a daughter, Norma L. Christie and her husband, Larry, Wichita; five grandchildren, Doug Christie, Rod Christie, Julia (Hanzlick) Krumme, Joel Hanzlick and Jessica Hanzlick; and three great-grandchildren, Hannah Christie and Drake and Malie Krumme. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jaret Hanzlick, six brothers and five sisters.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, with Pastor Garry Dassow officiating. Burial will be at Hoisington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church of Hoisington, United Methodist Church of Beeler or Lutheran Home of WaKeeney, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements provided by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home - 415 North Main/Box 146 - Hoisington, KS 67544 620-653-4165 Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Nov. 9, 2007

LEIKER, Agedia

b. 31 Jan 1922 - Munjor, Kansas

d. 1 July, 2007 - Hays, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

HAYS - Agedia "Aggie" Windholz, 85, died July 1, 2007, at St. John's of Hays Nursing Home.

She was born Jan. 31, 1922, in Munjor, the daughter of Martin F. and Veronica Pfannenstiel Leiker. A resident of Centennial Towers in Hays, formerly of Victoria, she was a homemaker and was a custodian at McMindes Hall at Fort Hays State University for 22 years.

She belonged to St. Fidelis Church, the Daughers of Isabella, and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, all in Victoria.

On Jan. 15, 1947, she married Raymond WINDHOLZ. He died Aug. 28, 1959.

Survivors include: a daughter, Kathleen Schumacher, Hays; a stepson, Ralph Windholz, Victoria; two stepdaughters, Georgine Wasinger, Victoria, and Alice Staab, Hays; five sisters, Martina Rohr, Gorham, and Bernice Hammerschmidt, Aletha Hertel, Benita Rack and Anna Louise Dinkel, all of Hays; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four stepsons, Julius, Sylvester, Alvin and Raymond Jr.; a stepdaughter, Theresa Wood; three brothers, Celestine, Clarence and Wilfred Leiker; and a sister, Catherine Windholz.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Fidelis Catholic Church in Victoria. Visitation will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Cline's Mortuary of Hays. Burial will be in St. Fidelis Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the masses, in care of the mortuary.

A vigil will be at 7 p.m. today at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary.

LEIKER, Debra S. (Panzer)

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LEIKER, Sylvia J.

b. 26 Dec 1941 - Salina, Kansas

d. 8 Jul 2007 - Salina, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Submitted by Janet Flickinger

Sylvia J. Waldschmidt, 65, Salina, died Sunday, July 8, 2007.
Mrs. Waldschmidt was born Sylvia J. Leiker on Dec. 26, 1941, in Salina to Leo and Matilda. She was a homemaker. She also worked for Wal-Mart for 17 years.
She married Bernard L. (WALDSCHMIDT) on Oct. 27, 1962, at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Salina.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Mary's Guild and the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia.
She was preceded in death by eight brothers, Jerome, Bart and Marcus Schmidt, and Jerry,Clarence, Elmer, C.F. and Isadore Leiker; and a sister, Mary Burton.
Survivors include her husband, Bernard L., of Salina; three daughters, Julie Kippes and husband Rick of Lindsborg, Patti Slansky and husband Tim of Chanute and Susan Gaughan and husband Bill of Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, Victor of Beloit; a sister, Melvina Gack of Salina; and three grandchildren, Emily and Joshua Slansky, and Taylor Gaughan.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Salina. The Rev. Jarett Konrade officiating. Burial will be in Mountt.Calvary Cemetery, Salina. A vigil will be at 7 p.m. today at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary.


b. 16 Jan 1930 - Laurel, Montana

d. 4 Jul 2007 - Billings, Montana

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 7 Jul 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Marge Koschel, our beloved mother, passed away on July 4, 2007, after losing a battle to cancer.
She was born on Jan. 16, 1930, to Fred and Katherine Lerche in Laurel. On June 29, 1946, she married the love of her life, Fred Koschel. Together, they were blessed with 60 years of marriage and three children. They enjoyed fishing, camping and traveling.
Marge was extremely talented in sewing and quilting. Marge was very blessed with lifelong friends, Mary Ann Campbell, Ann Bakke and Alice Mather. They enjoyed sharing family experiences while walking for the past 30 years. She especially enjoyed bowling and golfing with her friends. Marge touched the lives of everyone she met.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred; sisters, Grace Belden, Virginia Vogel and Betty Weeks.
Survivors include a son, Bob; daughters, Arlinda (Terry) Carlson and LuAnn (Tim) Kammerzell. She also leaves behind six grandchildren, Jason, Janelle, Ashley, Tyler, Ryan and Austin. There were also four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Leif, Jackson and Andre. She is also survived by a brother, Gene Moore.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 9, at Smith Downtown Chapel, 925 S. 27th.

LESSER, Anna M. (Hahn)

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LESSER, Edna May (Weber)

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b. 29 Jan 1915 - Billings, Montana

d. 11 Dec 2007 - Billings, Montana

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 15 Dec 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Helen Hofferber, 92, of Billings, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, at The Horizon Hospice Home in Billings.
She was born Jan. 29, 1915, in Billings, to John and Marie Dorothy Lesser. She was reared and educated in Billings and, on Nov. 22, 1933, she was united in marriage to Ben

HOFFERBER. They had one daughter, Bobbie Olson.
Mrs. Hofferber was employed by the Michael Leonard Seed Company as a bookkeeper for 22 years until moving to Missoula with her husband in 1954. In 1955, she went to work for the Missoula Mercantile (later known as the Bon Marche and now Macy's) as a Unit Control Operator until her retirement in 1977. After the death of her husband in 1989, she returned to Billings to make her home.
Helen loved to read and watch baseball on television. She was a member of Pilgrim Congregational Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Ben; daughter and son-in-law, Bobbie and Nels Olson; one brother and six sisters.
Survivors include one sister, Viola Staley of Billings; three grandchildren, Jerry Olson of Providence Forge, Va., Eric Olson of Bismarck, N.D., and Shelley Switzer of Sun River, Ore.; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Pilgrim Congregational Church, with burial of cremated remains to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. A luncheon will be served at the church following the graveside service. Memorials may be made to Pilgrim Congregational Church, 409 S. 36th St., Billings, MT 59101, or to the charity of one's choice. Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary is in charge of arrangements and condolences may be left for the family at www.michelottisawyers.com.

LIND, Leah

b. 17 Jun 1920 - Windsor, Colorado

d. 20 Aug 2007 - Greeley, Colorado

From Adamson Funeral Home, Greeley, Colorado 8/20/2007

Submitted by Elaine McDowell
Leah Brown - June 17, 1920 - August 20, 2007 - Age: 87 - Residence: Greeley, CO
Tribute: Leah Brown was born to Alexander and Katharina ( Hein) Lind in Windsor. She grew up in the farming communities around Windsor, Eaton and Greeley. She married J. Morris BROWN in January 1942. Morris and Leah farmed and ran a large dairy on the Brown farm southeast of Greeley throughout their married life. Leah was a member of the Lutheran Church and loved working in her garden, cooking for others and following
grandchildren's special activities. Morris and Leah bowled together on teams in Greeley for several years.
Mrs. Brown died on Monday, August 20, 2007 at North Shore Health and Rehab.
Survivors: Daughter Cheryl Brown Hiatt and husband Gene of Fort Collins; two sons, Donald Brown and wife Francie of Loveland , Clarence Brown and wife June of Eaton; two sisters Mary Jack of Palmer Lake, Emma Titus of Lakewood; grandchildren, Paul Brown of Greeley; Katrina Hiatt of Burlington, CT, David Brown of Cheyenne, WY, Darren Brown of Westminster; and two great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: Husband, J Morris Brown; parents, Alexander and Katharina Lind; ganddaughter, Shelley Brown and two brothers.
Service: Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday August 27, 2007 at Adamson West Chapel.
Note: In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association c/o Adamson Funeral & Cremation Services, 2000 47th Street, Greeley, CO 80634. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsonchapels.com.

LINENBERGER, Henriettas M.

b. 12 May 1922 - Victoria, Kansas

d. 4 May 2007 - Hays, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, May 6, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

HAYS - Henrietta M. Giebler, 84, died May 4, 2007, at St. John's of Victoria Nursing Home.

She was born May 12, 1922, in Victoria, the daughter of Bonaventure and Gertrude Brungardt Linenberger. She was a homemaker

She belonged to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

On Jan. 23, 1946, she married Kilian J. Giebler, in Victoria. He died April 20, 1989.

Survivors include: a son, Ivan GIEBLER, Hays; two daughters, Annette Voss, Hays, Jolene Augustine, Hutchinson; three brothers, Leo and Verlin, both of Salina, John Linenberger, Manhattan; three sisters, Doris Pfeifer and Virginia Linenberger, both of Hays, Bonita Schulte, Salina; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; a great grandchild; and six step-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Tom, Edwin, Dennis, Pat and Gilbert Linenberger.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Vigil service will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Visitation will be at 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday and 9 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays. Memorials my be sent to the church, in care of the funeral home.

LOKEN, A. Dean

b. 1 Aug 1926 - Rapelje

d. 4 Jul 2007 - Billings, Montana

From - Billings Gazette - Billings, MT - 7 Jul 2007

Submitted by Henry L.Schmick

A. Dean Loken, a quiet man with strong convictions, was born Aug. 1, 1926, in Rapelje, to Iver "Happy" and Margaret Loken. He died from Alzheimer's on July 4, 2007, maintaining his dignity, along with the love and respect of all who knew him.
Dean was raised and went to school in Rapelje. On Feb. 17, 1944, he enlisted in the Navy and served on the battleship USS Young in the Western Pacific. He received an honorable discharge on July 9, 1947.
On Jan. 17, 1948, Dean and Esther MICHAEL were united in marriage. They would have been married for 60 years at their next anniversary. Dean worked as a butcher for Reiners Markets for several years. Later, he owned the New Pioneer Bar, where he met many characters he called friends.
In his younger years, Dean was an avid bowler. He always looked forward to traveling to tournaments with his many friends. He was a gifted artist whose outstanding landscapes are cherished by his family. He also loved the water and spent many summers with his family at Coeur d'Alene Lake. He enjoyed water skiing, fishing and entertaining all his nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters, Mildred Chapman, Vera Hildebrand, Virginia Reed and Myrtle Loken. Survivors include his wife, Esther; sister-in-law, Helen Anderson of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; brother-in-law Irvin "Mike" Michael and his wife Jeanne of Billings; three nieces, Stacy Michael of Billings, Penny Anderson (Ed) of Coeur d'Alene and Anita Johnson (Bob) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three nephews, Steve Michael (Jen), Jeff Michael (Teresa), all of Billings and Larry Anderson (Sharon) of Coeur d'Alene; a special cousin, Cheryl Klockhammer of Billings; his grandniece Sadie; three grandnephews, Colter, Aden, and his beloved Alec who will never say goodbye - only hello!
A special thanks to Ken Heikes, Dorothy Turnbull, Gayle Krogedal and all those who have been so helpful throughout this very trying time.
Dean, we will miss you and always love you!
Visitations will begin at noon on Sunday, July 8, at the Smith West Chapel, 304 34th St. West. The burial will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 9, at Sunset Memorial Gardens, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at the Smith West Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the church Dean attended, Pilgrim Congregational Church, 409 S. 36th Street, Billings, MT 59101.

LOOSE, Helen L. (Keller)

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LOOSE, Ruth I.

b. 25 Oct 1925 - Fort Morgan, Colorado

d. 16 Aug 2007 - Sterling, Colorado

From Journal Advocate, Sterling, Colorado - 08-18-2007

Submitted by Elaine McDowell
Ruth I. (Yack) Dominise - Oct. 25, 1925 - Aug. 16, 2007
Ruth I. (Yack) Dominise, 81, of Sterling, died Aug. 16, 2007, in Sterling. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at St. Anthony Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert L. Wedow officiating. There was cremation. Inurnment will be at Riverside Cemetery.
Mrs. Dominise was born Oct. 25, 1925, to Jacob and Elizabeth (Meininger) Loose in Fort Morgan.
She lived a full life surrounded by family and this was her greatest love of all. One of her many favorite pastimes, remembered by many, are the times she argued politics with her son, Paul.
Mrs. Dominise is survived by her daughter, Linda Mitchell and husband Brian; son, Paul Yack and wife Gay; brothers, Richard, Jerry, Robert and Mike Loose; sisters, Barb Siegal, Sandra Giest and Susan Burck; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many close friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Yack; husband, Earl "Domie" Dominise; son, Tim Yack; grandson, Jason Mitchell; brother, Roy Loose; and sister, Janet Owl.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ruth Dominise Memorial in care of
Chaney-Reager Funeral Home.

LORENZ, Elsie Iva

b. 31 Mar 1916 - Elmwood, Nebraska

d. 10 May 2007 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star-Herald, Scottsbluff Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 13 May 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Elsie Iva (Lorenz) Gibson, 91, of Scottsbluff, formally of Hemet, Calif., died in her home May 10, 2007.
She requested to be cremated and no formal service be held. Anyone wishing to give a memorial in her name, please make your gift to Prairie Haven Hospice.
Elsie was born March 31, 1916, in Elmwood, Neb. to Raymond Ralph and Lula (Blankenship) Lorenz. She grew up and lived in eastern Nebraska for many years before moving to California where she resided until last year. Elsie loved playing cards and having her family and friends around her.
Survivors include her sister, Doris Genzlinger of Scottsbluff and numerous nieces and nephews.
Elsie was preceded in death by her husband Joe (GIBSON), sisters Edith and Helen and her parents. Published in The Star-Herald from 5/12/2007 - 5/14/2007

LORENZ, Olinda Christine (Reichert)

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LORENZ, Pauline (Miller)

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LORENZ, Ronald O.

b. 25 Aug 1945 - Greeley, Colorado

d. 8 Nov 2007 - Cheyenne, Wyoming

From Wyoming Tribune-Eagle - Cheyenne, WY - 12 Nov 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Ronald "Ron" O. Lorenz, 62, of Iron Mountain and Cheyenne died Nov. 8 ( 2007) in Cheyenne.
He was born Aug. 25, 1945, in Greeley, Colo.
Mr. Lorenz was a rancher and a Horse Creek Fire Department volunteer.
He is survived by Bonnie Reider of Cheyenne; 2 daughters, Shawntey Lorenz-Sandoval and her husband, Alex of Cheyenne, and Angela King and her husband Joe of San Francisco; brother, Bill Lorenz of Huntley; grandchildren, Alexa Sandoval, Jaeden Sandoval, Jacob King, Andrea King and Jackson King.
Mr. Lorenz is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Althea Lorenz.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Schrader Chapel and will be conducted by Minister Guy Landers. Committal will follow at noon at the Iron Mountain Ranch.
Honorary pallbearers will be all of Mr. Lorenz friends in the communities of Iron Mountain, Horse Creek, Cheyenne and northern Colorado. Friends may contribute to Davis Hospice Center.

LORENZ, Ruth Irene

b. 16 Oct 1927 - Peckham, Colorado

d. June 30, 2007 - Clackamas, Oregon

From Reporter Herald, Loveland, Colorado - 07--05-2007
Submitted by Elaine McDowell
Ruth Irene ROTH , 79, of Gresham, Ore., died June 30, 2007, at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center in Clackamas, Ore.

She was born Oct. 16, 1927, in Peckham, Colo., to Daniel N. Lorenz and Bertha (Miller) Lorenz. She was raised on the farm in Peckham and graduated from College High School in Greeley. She married Paul A. ROTH on Oct. 5, 1947, in Peckham. They lived in Evans all their married life.
Mrs. Roth was active in women’s VFW Post 6624 in the 1950s and 1960s. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and sewing. She made quilts for all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved canning fruits and vegetables and making krautburgers for family get-togethers.
She is survived by daughters, Sandra Doll and husband Urban of Greeley, Nancy Adler and husband Larry of Loveland and Jodi Daniels and husband Roger of Gresham, Ore.; sister, Lauretta Gray and husband Irvin of Trenton, Mo.; six grandchildren, Denise Danforth of Arvada, Amanda Barnes of Windsor, Kristopher Adler of Loveland, Matthew Daniels of King City, Calif., Scott Daniels of Ridgefield, Wash., and Brent Daniels of Gresham, Ore.; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Roth; seven brothers, Albert, Paul, Ralph, Clarence, James, Ivan and Donald Lorenz; four sisters, Hazel Lorenz, Martha Slapper, Helen Petersen, Gene-vieve Hyde; and a grandson, Jeffery Doll.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th St., Greeley. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Stoddard Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Please visit an online memorial at www.mem.com.

LOSE, Helen Theordora

b. 3 Nay 1926 - Belfry, Montana

d. 1 Dec 2007 - Billings, Montana

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 3 Dec 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Helen Theodora Eckhardt, 81 of Billings, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at her home.
The daughter of Paul and Nellie Lose, Helen was born May 3, 1926, in Belfry.
A registered nurse, Helen received her training at Carroll College and St. Vincent Hospital, graduating in 1948. She worked ten years for Dr. Foeste and Dr. Soltero.
On April 17, 1954 Helen married Leo ECKHARDT in Red Lodge. They opened their hearts and adopted three children, Curtis, Cathy and Christine. Caring for her family was important to Helen, she was always concerned about the welfare of those around her.
She was a member of the American Legion and VFW Auxillary's and had been involved in Ladies Aid at St. Pius X Church.
Survivors include her husband Leo; three children, Curtis and his wife Shelly, Catherine Andersen and her husband Doug and Christine Haugan and her husband Arthur, all of Billings; three sisters, Claris Ungefug, Lorna Frandsen, and Greta Leonard; four grandchildren, Carla Alsop (Brian), Daniel Eckhardt (Yvonne), Jamie Eckhardt and Brian Anderson and five great-grandchildren Kylie, Brianne, Emerson and Curtis Eckhardt and Arielle Peters.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary. Memorial Mass will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Pius X Church. Memorials may be made to Big Sky Hospice or the charity of one's choice.

LUCKEY, Florence Mae (Koenig)

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LUND, Irene E.

b. 1 May 1938 - Crosby, North Dakota

d. 12 Oct 2007 - Gillette

From Casper Star Tribune, Casper, WY - 14 Oct 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

GILLETTE -- Funeral services for Irene E. Herdt, 69, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Trinity Lutheran Church of Gillette with Pastor Scott Firminhac officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will take place today, Oct. 14, from 4-7 p.m. at Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home in Gillette.

A resident of Gillette, she died Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, at Campbell County Memorial Hospital of natural causes. Born May 1, 1938, in Crosby, N.D., to Carl and Nora (Ouren) Lund, she was raised and educated in Crosby.

She worked in the restaurant business most of her life, doing jobs that included assistant manager, cook, waitress and barmaid. She was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Moose Lodge and Eagles Club. She enjoyed traveling to the Grand Canyon and the Grand Ole Opry. She took many trips to Las Vegas and Deadwood with her daughters, enjoying the slot machines best. In her early years she like to dance and bowl.

Survivors include her sons, Michael and Gary Herdt, both of Gillette; daughters Diane Raley and her husband, Nancy Koch and Gail Herdt, all of Gillette; a brother, Chester Lund and his wife of Williston, N.D.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Clarice Hagen; and a brother, Glen Lund.

Memorials and condolences may be sent to the Irene Herdt Memorial in care of Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home, 210 W. Fifth St., Gillette, WY 82716, or via the Internet.

Her family was her pride and joy, and she enjoyed playing practical jokes.

LUNDY, Ann Louise

b. 6 Nov 1927 - Billings, Montana

d. 11 Aug 2007 -

From Wyoming Tribune-Eagle - Cheyenne, WY - 2 Sep 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
Ann Louise Vogel, 79, died Aug. 11 (2007) as a result of complications arising from a fall that occurred in mid-July.
Mrs. Vogel was born Nov. 6, 1927, in Billings, Mont., to George and Paula Lunday. She graduated from Billings Senior High School and attended classes at Montana State College in Bozeman, Mont. Mrs. Vogel's experiences included moving to Oakland, Calif., with a girlfriend when she was a young woman and later meeting her future husband, John H. "Jack" VOGEL, on a blind date in the summer of 1963.
After their marriage the following July, Mrs. Vogel and her husband made their home in Cody as the proprietors of the Y Lumber and Hardware. In 1982, they retired to their home in Teton Village. The couple participated in many recreational activities and had many business interests.
Mrs. Vogel is survived by two daughters, Carlen Carney of Teton Village and Sue Mecca of Cheyenne; one son, Sam Vogel of Phoenix; two grandsons; one granddaughter; two brothers and one sister.
Mrs. Vogel's ashes will be scattered in the Teton Mountains to join those of her husband in the fall. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Valley Mortuary in Jackson.

LUNDGREN, Lena Viola

b. 29 Jul 1911 - Athol, Kansas

d. 19 Sep 2007 - Kensington, Kansas

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

Submitted by Rachel S. Smith
KENSINGTON -- Lena Viola Lundgren, 96, Kensington, died Sept. 19, 2007.
Mrs. Lundgren was born July 29, 1911, at Athol. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at First St. John Lutheran Church, Kensington. Burial will be in Germantown Cemetery, rural Kensington. Memorials may be made to Help Pets Organization in Smith Center, in care of Simmons-Rentschler Mortuary, 116 W. First, Smith Center 66967. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service today at the church.

LYNE, Rosaline B. (Schultz)

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