NAAB, Eugene Alan

b. 17 Sep 1957 - Hutchinson, Kansas

d. 9 Sep 2007 - Hoisington, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

HOISINGTON - Eugene Alan "Crawdad" Naab, 49, died Sept. 9, 2007, at his home.
He was born Sept. 17, 1957, in Hutchinson, the son of Walter E. and Evelyn Reed Naab. A lifetime resident of Hoisington, he was a roustabout. He was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include: a brother, Sam, Hoisington; three sisters, Darlene Steinert, Hoisington, Barbara Schremmer, Hoisington, and Donna Menzer, Redwing.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 6 in Hoisington Cemetery. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Eugene Naab Fund, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, P.O. Box 146, Hoisington, KS 67544.


NEIFERT, Donald L.

b. 13 Apr 1929 - Yuma, Colorado

d. 23 Jan 2004 - Sugar City, Colorado

From information furnished

Submitted by Mona Bigelow

Funeral services for Donald L. Neifert, Lt. Cmdr. USN Ret., 74, will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Sugar City at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27th with the Rev. Rick Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Sugar City. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon at Griffy Family Funeral Home Chapel in Ordway. Mr. Neifert died January 23, 2004 at his home in Sugar City.

He was born April 13, 1929 (Yuma, Colorado) to John B. and Hilda Strom Neifert. He retired from the U.S. Navy after 23 years of service to his country, including in the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. He had received numerous military commendations. He was part of the Admiral Byrd’s largest Naval expedition to the South Pole and also helped in the retrieval of several Apollo landings at sea. When he retired to Sugar City, he went to work for Reeves Brothers Construction and then to Ordway Building Supply for 15 years. He then worked for R&G Construction and was employed with the company at the time of his death. He was very dedicated to economic development and served on the Southern Colorado Economic Development District board since 1975 and served twice as president. He also helped organize the SCEDD Development Company in 1984 and in 1989 was instrumental in getting the Regional Tourism Board off the ground, helping to form the South East Colorado Tourism Council. Mr. Neifert was also chairman of the South Eastern Colorado Enterprise Zone Board and an active force for development in Crowley County and Southeast Colorado. He was a member of the Sugar City Town Council, Crowley County School Board, Ordway Lions club and a charter member of the Pueblo Chapter of the Retired Officers Association. He was voted citizen of the year for the Crowley County Chamber of Commerce in 1992. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Crowley County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet on January 19 of this year.

Mr. Neifert is survived by his wife of 49 years, Eleanor, of the family home; daughters Cindy (Chewy) Montanez and Pat (Steve) Martinez; grandchildren Jacob (Carrie), Levi (Diane), Sam and Phillip Montanez, Juan Vigil and Melissa (Ben), Adrian and Jared Martinez, three great grandchildren; sisters Margaret (Bob) Meyers, Dorothy (Bob) Padfield, Betty (John) Ratt, Helen (Art) Martinez; and in-laws Dorothy Grasmick, Henry (Faye) Manweiler, Harold (Joyce) Manweiler, Robert (Charlene) Manweiler and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by “Manuel’s Family” through the gift of organ donation, because Manuel’s heart gave Mr. Neifert another 10 years of life.

Memorial contributions may be made to either Crowley County Nursing Center Hospice in care of Lorene Broadbent; Ark Valley Hospice; Crowley County Ambulance Service or the American heart Association; either directly or through Griffy Family Funeral Home in Ordway, which is in charge of arrangements.

NOTE: Wife is Eleanor Manweiler, daughter of Karl and Katie Manweiler


b. 16 Oct 1944 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

d. 10 Aug 2007 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 14 Aug 2007

Rita L. Kraus, 62 of Scottsbluff, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2007, at Regional West Medical Center.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Sunset Memorial Park in Scottsbluff with Pastor Ken Boston officiating. Cremation was held at Sunset Memorial Park Crematory. A memorial has been established to the American Diabetes Association. Tributes of sympathy may be left at
Rita was born Oct. 16, 1944, in Scottsbluff to William and Martha Louise (Smith) Nelson. She received her education in Harrisburg graduating in 1962. She attended Hiram Scott Junior College. Rita married Ronald LeRoy KRAUS Aug. 19, 1966, in Bayard. She currently was an insurance agent with Combined Insurance Co.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Byron and Sarah Kraus of Waco, Neb.; daughter, Terry Kraus of Terrytown; father and stepmother, William and Zula "Key" Nelson of Gering; and sister, Joyce Nelson of Gering.
Her mother, sister, Joan and husband Ronald preceded her in death.


NEUFELD, Goldie J.

b. 20 Aug 1924 - Medford, Oklahoma

d. 8 Nov 2007 - Hesston, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, November 9, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

HESSTON - Goldie J. Regier, 83, died Nov. 8, 2007, at Schowalter Villa, Hesston.
She was born Aug. 20, 1924, in Medford, Okla., the daughter of John H. and Agnes Schmidt Neufeld. She attended school at Spring Valley School District, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Bible Academy, Meno, Okla., and the Grace Bible Institute, Omaha, Neb.
She belonged to First Mennonite Church, Newton.
On June 2, 1947, she married Daniel G. REGIER in Medford, Okla. He died Aug. 22, 2007.
Survivors include: two daughters, Sandra Unruh, Denver, Pa., and Sheryl Wineiger, Andover; a brother, Harry V. Neufled, Enid, Okla.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First Mennonite Church, Newton, with Pastor Clarence Rempel presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home, Newton, with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, in care of the funeral home.


b. 21 Sep 1948 - Hutchinson, Kansas

d. 8 Jun 2007 - Hutchinson, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, June 10, 20097

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Margo Neufeld, 58, died June 8, 2007, at the Good Samaritan Center.

She was born Sept. 21, 1948, in Hutchinson, the daughter of Abe S. and Orlean K. Geis Neufeld. She graduated in 1966, from Hutchinson High School, attended Paris Junior College, Paris, Texas, and in 1984, completed her LVN, in Paris, Texas. A resident of Hutchinson, spending 15 years in Texas from 1980 to 1995, she was a CNA, in Greenville, Texas. She belonged to First Congregational Church.

Survivors include: her mother, Hutchinson; a sister, Ona Jenkins, Fairview, Texas; a niece; and a nephew.

Her father preceded her in death.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Elliott Chapel, Hutchinson, with Pastor Matt Stafford presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the mortuary, with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Penwell Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum. Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Reno County, or the First Congregational Church, both in care of the funeral home.



b. 22 Jul 1923 - Wheeling, W. VA

d. 12 Oct 2007 - Cheyenne, Wyoming

From Wyoming Tribune-Eagle - Cheyenne, WY - 15 Oct 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Irma Rose Bowers, 84, of Cheyenne left this world to start a new journey on Oct. 12.
Born July 22, 1923, in Wheeling, W.Va., Irma was the youngest of four children. Her parents died when she was very young and she was raised by her brothers.
She married, had three children with her husband, Howard, and lived many places. Germany, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Colorado were some of the places they called home before settling in Wyoming. Irma always had a particular fondness for water. She worked at Laramie County Community College as aquatics instructor for more than 20 years. She instructed children, students and adults in swimming. She taught water exercise classes and volunteered her time to help multiple-sclerosis patients receive therapy in the pool.
Irma loved the water and sharing her passion with others. In addition to swimming and water exercise, Irma liked to take walks in the park, hike, workout at the gym, photography, paint, play cards with her family, spend time with friends and travel. Despite all her efforts, a body eventually breaks down, but Irma's spirit lives on. Whether in the water or out she always made a splash in peoples' lives.
She was a member of Zion and the Congregational Church. She belonged to the Venture Travel Club and received various awards for her accomplishments as a swim instructor and student at LCCC. However, her most important success was encouraging, supporting and guiding three children who will be forever blessed by her influence.
Irma was preceded in death by her husband, Howard S. BOWERS; and her parents, Edward Neuhardt Sr. and Rose Magers Neuhardt.
Her three brothers, Edward Neuhardt Jr., Howard Neuhardt and Frank Neuhardt, also left this world before her.
Surviving Irma are three children, Barbara Linn and husband Jerry of Great Falls, Mont., Scott Bowers of Cheyenne, Suzanne Shea-Kuno and husband Dave Kuno of Cheyenne; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, her many friends, and caregivers at Life Care.
The funeral will be 10 a.m., Thursday at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes with the Rev. Elmer Wilhelm officiating. Interment will be in Cheyenne Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Michael Moyer, Daniel Moyer, Christopher Shea, Crosby Shea and Austin Kuno.
Friends may call at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday.
Memorial contributions can be made to the MS Society, 525 Randall Ave No. 105, Cheyenne, WY 82001. Online condolences can be sent to the family at
condolences@wrcfuneral.com. Please include the family name in the subject.


NEUMANN, Aileen Ruth

b. 1 Jul 1919 - Odessa, Washington

d. 8 May 2007 - Federal Way, Washington

From Tacoma WA - News Tribune 11 May 2007

Submitted by Marty McMahon

Aileen Ruth (Neumann) McMahon passed away on May 8, 2007at the LifeCare Center of Federal Way. Aileen was born on July 1, 1919 in Odessa Washington and grew up in the Wenatchee
area. She married Robert McMahon in 1938. Robert preceded her in death in 1994. Most of her life she lived and worked in the Puyallup area.

She is survived by her three children, Robert (Suzanne), Martin (Shirley) and Patricia McMahon. She has 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

An informal internment gathering was held on 10 May at the Mountain View Memorial Park in Tacoma. Marty McMahon <Marty@Mcmahon.com>


b. 17 Feb 1877 - Russia

d. 20 Aug 1950 - Carrington, North Dakota

From Wells County Free Press, Fessenden ND 31 Aug 1950

Submitted by eusteel@cox.net
Ill for several months, part of the time during which he was hospitalized at the Mayo clinic, Adolph J. Neumiller, 63, died Sunday, August 20th at his home in Carrington. He had resided in that city about a year.
Funeral services were held last Thursday, August 24th, from the Lutheran church in Sykeston, Rev. Brockopp officiating, and burial was made in the Heaton cemetery. Acting pallbearers were Harold Bachman, Howard Fischer, Leslie and James Skow, Emil and Wilmar Neumiller. Honorary pallbearers were Cyril Smith, Frank Guenther, Wm. Kurtz, Ralph Reed, Henry Stratemeyer and Howard Turner.
Mr. Neumiller, son of Ludvig and Fredrika Bischoff Neumiller, was born February 17, 1887 in Russia. He came with his parents when he was seven to America, and the family settled in South Dakota. 53 years ago he came to the Heaton community and lived there until a year ago.
He was married to Louise PFAFF in Fessenden in 1907. Survivors are Mrs. Neumiller and three children, Fred of Bowdon; Carl of Heaton; and Mrs. Alice Zwemke of Salem, Oregon. There are three sisters, Mrs. Christ Neumiller of Java, S. D.; Mrs. Carl Fischer of Carrington; and Mrs. Lydia Skow of Heaton. Wells County Free Press, Fessenden ND 31 Aug 1950



b. 23 Apr 1937 - Goessel, Kansas

d. 18 Jul 2007 - Haysville, Kansas

From Wichita Eagle - Monday, July 23, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Snyder, Joan L., 70, beloved mother, grandmother & mother-in-law, went to be with the Lord July 18, 2007. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, 1st Baptist Church of Haysville. She was born in Goessel, KS to Arnold & Lena Nickel, April 23, 1937. She dedicated her life to God and was saved and baptized on Dec. 17, 1977. She was actively involved at the 1st Baptist Church of Haysville since 1986. She enjoyed singing in the choir, assisting with Vacation Bible School and other duties. Joan worked many jobs and enjoyed 10 years at Mid-Continent Instruments. Preceded in death by parents; brother, John and granddaughter, Sarah. Survivors: son, John (Susan), Spring, TX; daughters, JoDeen (Richard) Oglesby IV, Janet (David) Bond both of Wichita; grandchildren, Allyse & Michael Snyder, Bethany & Hannah Bond; brothers, Roy (Bernice) Nickel, Bob (Kay) Nickel; sisters, Irene Stoecker, Lois (Ray) Schroeder, Elma (Eldon) Becker, Julie (Oscar) Whitman; many cousins, nieces, nephews & loving friends. Hillside Funeral Home East. Published in the Wichita Eagle from 7/22/2007 - 7/23/2007.


NICHOLS, Betty May

b. 22 Nov 1925 - Hutchinson, Kansas

d. 18 Jun 2007 - Pretty Prairie, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

NICKERSON - Betty May Cline, 81, died June 18, 2007, at Prairie Sunset Home, Pretty Prairie.

She was born Nov. 22, 1925, in Hutchinson, the daughter of Elmer Vernon and Beulah Mae Dittmeyer Nichols. She was a graduate of Hutchinson High School. A resident of Nickerson since 1949, she was a homemaker.

She was a member of Salem Community Church of the Brethren, Nickerson.

On Dec. 10, 1949, she married Dorwin S. CLINE in Nickerson. He died May 7, 1991.

Survivors include: three sons, David, Pretty Prairie, John, Nickerson, and James, Wichita; two daughters, Susan Bowlby, Hutchinson, and Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego; a brother, Jimmy Nichols, Hutchinson; two sisters, Barbara McAllister, Dodge City, and Billie Jean Arnold, of Colorado; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Edward; three brothers, William, George and Ralph Nichols; and a sister, Bertha Smith.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson, with Pastor George Hinton presiding. Friends may sign the book from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Inurnment will be in Penwell-Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hutchinson. Memorials may be made to the Nickerson Public Library, Hospice Care of Kansas or the Pretty Prairie Sunset Home, all in care of the funeral home, 300 East 30th, Hutchinson, KS 67502. To leave a message for the family, visit www.penwellgabel.com.


NIEDENS, Albert Leon

b. 17 Feb 1933 - Hodgeman County, Kansas

d. 18 Jun 2007 - Hutchinson, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

GREAT BEND - Albert Leon Niedens, 74, died June 18, 2007, at Hutchinson Hospital in Hutchinson.

He was born Feb. 17, 1933, in Hodgeman County, the son of John Henry and Bertha Bitter Niedens. He moved with his family to northern Barton County in 1940 and to Hoisington in 1945. He graduated in 1951 from Hoisington High School, where he earned multiple varsity letters in basketball and track and field. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1963 and trained Naval reservists in Muncie, Ind., in the early 1960s. He worked as a shipping clerk for Scheuffler's, Thies Packing and APS and also as an oil field mechanic for FH&B. He retired in 1999. He was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

On Feb. 14, 1960, he married Clara DIETZ in Milberger. She survives.

Other survivors include: three children, Douglas Niedens, Overland Park, Colleen Burton, Great Bend, and Lyle Niedens, Westwood; three sisters, Leona Karst, Great Bend, Viola Dumler, Russell, and Lola Wilks, Derby; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Otto Niedens and Marvin Niedens.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Great Bend, with the Rev. James A. Strasen presiding. Visitation will be from 10 to 9 p.m. Wednesday with a prayer service to be held at 7 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend. Interment will be at Great Bend Cemetery North.

Memorials may be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church or Heartland Cancer Center, both in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.


NIEDENS, Della Lynn ( Mellies)

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NIEDENS, Leona O. (Michel)

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b. unkown

d. 8 Oct 1007 - Wichita, Kansas

From Wichita Eagle - Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Niedens, Warren, loving father of 12 children, WWII Veteran, Life member of the Knights of Columbus and Wichita builder for over 50 years, died on October 8, 2007. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years Della Lynn (MELLIES), and their son Leonard. His strength, spirit, and sense of humor will be missed so much until we are all reunited in our next life. Survived by sons Marvin (Judy), Dennis (Kim), David (Genita), Richard (Cindy), Paul (Lisa), Mike all of Wichita, Joe of San Diego, CA, Daughters Terri (Bruce) Kresin of Tempe, AZ, Kathy Loyd of San Diego, CA, Patricia (Joe) Curry of Denver, CO, Sheryl (Tim) Chadd of Wichita, Sisters Lorraine RavenKamp of Hugo, CO, Orletta (Bob) Gerber of Kansas, Bernice (Dick) Carson of Baltimore, MD, Betty (Jim) Wilson of Hutchinson, KS, Brother-In-Law Homer Dillinger of WA, 48 Grandchildren & 33 Great Grandchildren. Memorials to: Knight of Columbus Council #3114, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202 & St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 861 N. Socora, Wichita, KS 67212. Rosary 7:00 PM, Wednesday October 10, 2007, Rosary 12:30 PM Thursday, October 11, 2007, Funeral Mass 1:00 PM, October 11, 2007 all at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Note: Della Lynn Mellies Niedens passed away March 31, 2007. Published in the Wichita Eagle from 10/10/2007 - 10/11/2007.


NIENHUESER, Beverly M. (Bailey)

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b. 17 Nov 1918 - Gray County, Kansas

d. 2 Nov 2007 - Dodge City, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, November 3, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

DODGE CITY - Ewald "E. J." Nightengale, 88, died Nov. 2, 2007, at Trinity Manor Nursing Home, Dodge City.
He was born Nov. 17, 1918, in Gray County the son of Andrew John and Mary Wedel Nightengale. He attended schools in Gray County. He was a farmer in Hodgeman County.
He belonged to the First Baptist Church, Dodge City.
On Sept. 3, 1941, he married Marcella IDEKER in Dodge City. She survives.
Other survivors include: three sons, Laurin, Haltom City, Texas, Arlin, Coffeyville, and Jay Dillin, Round Rock, Texas; two daughters, Carol Crawford, Lincoln, Neb., and Bonnie Rasmussen, Montrose, Colo.; a sister, Lillian Voth, St. Robert, Mo.; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Emanuel, Albin, Rudolph, and Jonas Nightengale, two sisters, Katie Nightengale, and Bertha Penner, and a grandson.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church, Dodge City, with Dr. Jerry Ketner presiding. Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery, Hodgeman County.
Memorials may be sent to Trinity Manor Alzheimer's Unit, or Hospice of the Prairie, both in care of the funeral home.


NIGHTINGALE, Pauline Betty

b. 26 Dec 1916 - Fairview, Oklahoma

d. 23 Jun 2007 - Cimarron, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, June 24, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

CIMARRON - Pauline Betty Koehn, 80, died June 23, 2007, at her home in rural Cimarron. She was born Dec. 26, 1926, at Fairview, Okla., the daughter of Jesse and Erma Dirks Nightingale. She moved to Montezuma from Fairview, Okla., when she was a young girl. She worked at the Shepherd's Center, Cimarron. She was a member of the Church of God in Christ Mennonite, Cimarron. On April 22, 1945, she married Virgil KOEHN at Montezuma. He died April 3, 2007. Survivors include: three sons, Galen L. Koehn, Cimarron, Delano G. Koehn, Dodge City, and Leland R. Koehn, Cimarron; two brothers, Eli Nightingale, Farwell, Texas, and Glen Nightingale, Phoenix; two sisters, Wanda Redger, Montezuma, and Emily Jane Giesbrecht, Rogue River, Ore.; 22 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharlene Koehn; and six grandchildren. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Cimarron Mennonite Church, with Dallas Koehn, Donald Koehn and Curt Ensz presiding. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 10 to noon Monday at the Montezuma Funeral Home or from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be in the Cimarron Cemetery. A memorial has been established for the family and may be sent in care of Montezuma Funeral Home, Box 421, Montezuma, KS 67867.


NIKKEL, Delores Ann

b. 11 Feb 1931 - McPherson, Kansas

d. 11 May 2007 - Wichita, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, May 12, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

MOUNDRIDGE - Delores Ann Willems, 76, died May 11, 2007, at Park West Plaza Nursing Home, Wichita.

She was born Feb. 11, 1931, in McPherson, the daughter of Henry H. and Inez Hiebert Nikkel. A resident of Wichita for three years, formerly of Moundridge and McPherson, she was a cook for 10 years at Hesston Colonial House, and was a dietician at Halstead Hospital until retiring.

She belonged to Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church, rural Inman, the sewing circle, and the Horses Carriage of America.

On Nov. 29, 1949, she married James WILLEMS in Buhler. He died March 5, 2003.

Survivors include: a son, Tom, Moundridge; two daughters, Pat and husband Greg Dalke, Wichita, and Karen and husband Lloyd Behrendt, Hutchinson; a sister, Ina Mae Toews, Inman; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Leroy Nikkel and Leland Nikkel, and a sister, Elva Lou Nikkel.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church, rural Inman, with Pastor Willmar Harder presiding. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Buhler Mortuary, Buhler, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Kansas, or the Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church.


NUCKOLLS, Helen Juanita (Miller)

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NUSS, Laverne R.

b. 20 Feb 1923 - Barton County, Kansas

d. 20 Apr 2007 - Ellsworth, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, April 23, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

WILSON - Laverne R. Nuss, 84, died April 20, 2007, at Ellsworth County Medical Center, Ellsworth.

He was born Feb. 10, 1923, in Barton County, the son of Reuben and Lydia Herbel Nuss. A lifetime resident of the Dorrance area, he was a farmer and stockman.

He belonged to First Lutheran Church, Dorrance. He served for 25 years on the Russell County Conservation Board. He served in World War II in the U.S. Army in the Big Red One.

On May 26, 1948, he married Esther CRABTREE-MAY in Quinter. She survives.

Other survivors include: four sons, Daryl, Poway, Calif., Marvin, Shawnee, Lyman, Dorrance, and Bryce, O'Fallen, Mo.; two sisters, Ruby Mitchell, Horseshoe Bay, Texas, and Doris Janssen, Lyons; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Lutheran Church, Dorrance, with Sister Diane and Pastor Jim Wagner presiding. Visitation is from noon until 8 p.m. Monday and from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Foster Mortuary, Wilson, and from 9 a.m. until service time at the church Wednesday. Burial will be in Wilson City Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Kansas Association of Conservation Endowment Fund, in care of the Foster mortuary, Wilson.


NUSZ, Alton Leroy

b. 9 Apr 1929

d. 13 Mar 2006 - Menno, South Dakota

From Volume 37, No. 3 - September 2007 Heritage Review and

The Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Alton Leroy Nusz was born on 9 April 1929 to William and Huldina (Schmidt) Nusz at the farm home of his grandmother, Katherina Nusz. He married Frieda Helen ROTH on 20 July 1952. Alton died on 13 March 2006. Funeral services were the Salem Reformed Church and burial was at the Menno Cemetery, Menno, South Dakota.



b. 8 Dec 1918 - Blaine County, Oklahoma

d. 24 Apr 207 - Wichita, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

MONTEZUMA - Leo Nusz, 88, died April 24, 2007, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita

He was born Dec. 8, 1918, in Blaine County, Okla., the son of Fred and Anna Martens Nusz. He was a resident of Montezuma.

He belonged to Homeland Mennonite Church, Montezuma.

On March 27, 1940, he married Leona ECK in Enid, Okla. She survives.

Other survivors include: four sons, Larry, Garden City, David, Montrose, Colo., Leslie, Springfield, Mo., and Delbert, Ingalls; four daughters, Patricia Jantzen, Montezuma, Lavonna Koehn, Comstock, Wis., Virginia Schmidt, Montezuma, and Delinda Lanners, Cimarron; and 19 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two infant children, Kenneth and Cynthia Nusz; and five brothers, Adolph, Bill, Ike, Ralph and Phillip.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Homeland Mennonite Church, Montezuma, with Ministers Luther Smith, Donald Koehn and Lyndon Toews presiding. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Montezuma Funeral Home. Burial will be in North Mennonite Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Homeland Mennonite Church, in care of the funeral home.


NUSZ, LaWayne Thomas

b. 18 Aug 1939 - Hitchcock, Oklahoma

d. 7 Nov 2007 - Ames, Iowa

From Enid News and Eagle - November 11, 2007

Submitted by Carol

The funeral for Lawayne Thomas Nusz, 68, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mennonite Brethren Church, Okeene. The Rev. Bennet Peters will officiate. Burial will be in Peaceful Cemetery, Hitchcock. Arrangements are by Wilkinson Mortuary, Watonga. Viewing and visitation will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
He was born Aug. 18, 1939, near Hitchcock to Henry and Iva Hoffman Nusz and died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, in Ames, Iowa, after a five-year battle with cancer.
He attended Arapahoe country school and graduated from Okeene High School in 1957. He earned a bachelor’s degree in animal husbandry from Oklahoma State University in 1961. He served in the Navy as a first class hospital corpsman for two years before returning to Oklahoma State University to obtain his doctor of veterinary medicine degree in 1970.
He began his career in 1970 and owned and operated his own practice in Iowa for 14 years. He began a career in public service with the state of Virginia as regional veterinary supervisor in Harrisonburg, Va. He ended his working career with U.S. Department of Agriculture and National Animal Disease Center. After 15 years of federal service as supervising veterinarian in animal resources, he retired in 2006.
Surviving are his wife, Susan Ann WAGNER Nusz, of Ames; two daughters, Lara Hicok of Ames and Eileen Canafax of Skokie, Ill.; one son, David Nusz of Gettysburg, S.D.; his mother, Iva Nusz of Watonga; one brother, Lonnie Nusz of Mansfield, Texas; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one infant son, one infant granddaughter and one sister.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made through the funeral home to American Cancer Society for renal cell cancer research.


NUSZ, Sandra D. (Plemons)

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