b. 18 Aug 1924 - Utica, Kansas
d. 15 Oct 2007 - Loveland, Colorado
From Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Cheyenne, WY - 16 Oct 2007
Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
Arvilla Fabrizius, 83, of Loveland, Colo., passed away Oct. 15. (2007)
She was born on Aug. 18, 1924, in Utica, Kan., to Osmer Reninger and Myrtle (Halsey) Reninger. She graduated from Utica High School in Utica in 1943. She lived in Loveland from 1945 to 1949; Phillipsburg, Kan., from 1949 to 1959; Loveland from 1959 to 1990; Cheyenne from 1990 to 1995; and Loveland from 1995 to present.
She married William FABRIZIUS on Aug. 24, 1945, in St. Frances, Kan. He later passed away in June 2000. While living in Loveland, she worked at Colorado Crystal, Teledyne and Hewlett Packard.
She was a member of the Ladies Elks.
She loved bowling. She loved baking, winning numerous ribbons in the county fair.
She is survived by her daughters, Gloria Sheppard of Loveland, Elizabeth Markham and husband, Bill of Berthoud, Colo., Carolyn Sue Van Syckle and husband, Roger of Philadelphia and Margaret Harmon and husband, Brian of Loveland; brother-in-law, Rev. Louis Fabrizius and wife, Genevieve of Bakersfield, Calif.; sister-in-law, Doris Fabrizius of Loveland; eight grandchildren, Karla Sheppard of Loveland and Scott Sheppard of Napa, Calif., Jennifer (Bruce) Schlagel of Berthoud, Colo., Brett Markham (Christina) of Berthoud, Master Sgt. Tammy Berry of Fayetteville, N.C., Wendy Streske (Dan) of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Kyra Harmon of Loveland, Kaleb Harmon of Loveland; 2 great-grandchildren, Anna Schlagel and Cate Schlagel of Berthoud, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her sister, Odessa Johnson.
Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Allnutt Hunter Chapel. Funeral procession at 12:45 p.m., Thursday from Allnutt Hunter Chapel to Resthaven Memory Gardens for a graveside service at 1 p.m.
Memorial service to follow at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or Hearts and Horses in care of Allnutt Funeral Services.
REISER, William Junior
b. 15 Sep 1919 - Ellinwood, Kansas
d. 27 Aug 2007 - Ellinwood, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
ELLINWOOD - William Junior Reiser, 87, died Aug. 27, 2007, at Ellinwood District Hospital Long-Term Care.
He was born Sept. 15, 1919, in Ellinwood, the son of William and Josephine Graff Reiser. He was a lifetime resident of Ellinwood. He worked as a mechanic at Mobil Oil and retiring in 1984. He was known as the "Boat Man." He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Ellinwood.
On March 14, 1942, he married Ruth Oleene WHALA in Great Bend. She died Jan. 15, 1996. On Nov. 21, 1998, he married Rosie E. Martin. She survives.
Other survivors include: a daughter Sherry Pitts Goeller, Great Bend; four brothers, Homer F., Ellinwood, Howard C., Prior, Okla., Norman, McPherson, and Elvin, Artesia, N.M.; a sister, Hazel Kuehler, Fort Worth, Texas; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church, Ellinwood, with the Revs. Jason Winget and Roy Savage presiding. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, with the family receiving friends from 7 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Lakin-Comanche District Cemetery, Ellinwood.
Memorials may be sent to Calvary Baptist Church, Ellinwood District Hospital Swing Bed, Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice, all in care of Kimple Funeral Home
b. 11 Sep 1920 - St. Anthony, South Dakota
d. Oct 1947 - Bismarck, South Dakota
From Mandan Daily Pioneer 11 Oct 1947
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
John Ressler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Ressler of Mandan died in a Bismarck hospital Friday at 3:30 p.m. Funeral services have been set for 10 a.m. October 13 in St. Joseph’s church of Mandan.
Mr. Ressler was born Sept. 11, 1920 at St. Anthony. He was married on Nov. 5, 1941 to Miss Annie BENDER daughter of Nick Bender of Mandan. Four children were born to the couple including twins. The twins died in 1945 and a son died on January 19 at the age of one year and three months.
Surviving Mr. Ressler are his wife and daughter; four sisters, Mrs. Adam Monlowitz of Mott; Mrs. Lormer Sandland of Selfridge, Annie and Angeline Ressler of Mandan; and two brothers, Matt and Teddy of Mandan.
Pallbearers for the funeral will be Lormer Sandland of Selfridge, Adam Monolovitz of Mott, Nick Bender of Mandan, and Alex, Jack and Adam Bender of St. Anthony.
The body is at the Kennelly Funeral home and will be taken later to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Ressler. Mandan Daily Pioneer 11 Oct 1947
b. 14 Apr 1935 - Wichita, Kansas
d. 14 Nov 2007 - Hillsboro, Kansas
From Hillsboro Star Journal - November 21, 2007
Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Dwayne Reusser, 72, died Nov. 14, 2007, at Hillsboro Community Medical Center Long Term Care Unit.
Born April 14, 1935, at Wichita, he was the son of Jennings and Elma (Klassen) Reusser.
He was an insurance claims adjuster. He was a member of First Mennonite Church, Hillsboro.
On June 30, 1958, he married Shirley HIEBERT at Newton.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley of Hillsboro; two sons, Layne Reusser and Ty Reusser of Wichita; daughter, Diedre Serene of Hillsboro; brother, LaVerne Reusser of Mulvane; five sisters, Delores Dickey of Pittsburg, Jennis Rhoades of Evergreen, Colo., Ruth Ann Reusser of Destin, Fla., Mary Elizabeth Abbott of Arvada, Colo., and Flossie Richardson of Mulvane; and 12 grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday morning at First Mennonite Church with Pastor Randy Smith officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest Cemetery, rural Hillsboro.
Memorial funds have been established with the church, Hospice Care of Kansas, or Hillsboro Community Medical Center.
RHOADES, Dorothy M. (Morgheim)
See Dorothy M. Morgheim
b. 25 Apr 1917 - Windsor, Colorado
d. 16 Jun 2007 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
From The Star-Herald from 6/19/2007 - 6/21/2007. - Scottsbluff, NE
Submitted by Mark B. Wills
Henry "Hank" Rieb, 90, died June 16, 2007 at the Golden Living Center in Scottsbluff.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 21, at the First Congregational Church with Pastor Matt Gordon officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff.
Memorials may be directed to the First Congregational Church.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the casket will be open at the church prior to the service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends may send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com.
Henry was born April 25, 1917 in Windsor, Colo. the son of Peter and Marie (Bachman) Rieb. In 1924 the family moved to the Scottsbluff area where he was confirmed in the Zion Evangelical Church and it was there he met and later married Katherine "Kate" GREEN. Henry and Katherine were married in Scottsbluff on Sept. 6, 1936. Henry farmed until 1967 when he moved to Torrington where he began his career with the City of Torrington per-forming various jobs and eventually working for the water department until he retired in 1979. The family became members of the First Congregational Church when they first arrived in Torrington. After fifty-seven years of marriage, Henry lost his beloved wife Katherine on Oct. 24, 1992. Henry married Mildred Martin Feb. 14, 1995, and she died Aug. 4, 1996.
Henry was a member of both the Moose and Elk's lodges in Torrington. He had a passion for polka music and was an honorary member of the Torrington September Fest. In his early 80's, Henry began taking classes, passed, and became a member of the Citizen's Force with the Torrington Police Department.
Over the years Henry made many friends and always had a smile for everyone. He enjoyed working in his garden and had a special fondness for growing roses. He enjoyed a variety of sports, which included both the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Denver Broncos. However, his number one passion was NASCAR racing. He enjoyed making model horsedrawn beet wagons. He has a talent for seeing something and then going home to build it. Henry was full of life, a great storyteller, left his impression on everyone he met, and was never afraid of hard work. He led a full and productive life, was loved by many, and will be missed by all.
Survivors include his sister, Elma Hilzer of Scottsbluff; children and their spouses, Marvin and Sandy (Hankins) Rieb of Torrington, Patricia and Tom Anderson of Brighton, Colo., Carol and Terry Lofink of Torrington, Nancy and Roy Brewer of Onalaska, Wis., and Cindi Rieb of Westminster, Colo.; grandchildren, Andrea (Rieb) and Jay Johnson, Scott and Tammy Anderson, Tom and Karen Anderson, Shellee (Rieb) and Wade Wells, Terry Conrad and Whitne Lofink, Michael and Brenda Brewer, Stephanie (Brewer) and Kent Manglitz, and Jodi (Brewer) and Paul Zaugg; seventeen great-grandchildren; a great-great grandson; and step-children, Larry and Linda Martin and Stan Martin.
Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Katherine; second wife, Mildred; son, Ronald; brothers, Carl, Herman, and Pete; and sisters, Rosie, Kate, and Mary.
RIEBSCHLAGER, Anna "Kay"
b. 9 Oct 1937 - Spalding, Nebraska
d. 14 Nov 2007 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 17 Nov 2007
Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
Anna "Kay" Hart, 70, of Scottsbluff, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff.
A funeral mass will be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19, at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Father Don Buhrman officiating. Casual attire is requested. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff. A vigil service will be at 6 p.m., Sunday, at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff. Friends may visit from 1 to 6 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home. Memorials have been established to St. Agnes Catholic Church and to the Scottsbluff Fire and Rescue Department. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.dugankramer.com
Kay was born Oct. 9, 1937, in Spalding, Neb. to John and Mable (DeLay) Riebschlager. She grew up at Spalding and graduated from the Spalding High School in 1955. She then attended Kearney State College for a year. She married Darrell Dean Cunningham. They lived in Omaha until he preceded her in death in 1966. She returned to Spalding, later moving to Grand Island. On April 19, 1974, she married Robert HART at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. They moved to Mitchell in 1974, where she owned and operated Kay's Drive-In Liquor. She sold her business in 1993 and went to work at Bailey's Town and County as a checker. She also worked at Sykes and retired from Wal-Mart. Kay was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church. She loved working in her yard and quilting.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Hart; sons, David Dean Cunningham and Daniel Charles Cunningham both of Phoenix, Ariz.; stepchildren, Donald (Betty) Hart of Summerville, Ga., Neal (Debbie) Hart of Morrill and Anne (Tim) Warren of Harrisburg, Mo.; 11 step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; sister, Rosemary Michelau of Windom, Minn.; and brothers, John Riebschlager of Colorado and Al-fred Riebschlager of New Jersey.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Margaret Ben-nett; and brother, Robert Reibschlager.
RIEDEL, Leonard J.
b. 24 Apr 1924 - Boyd, Kansas
d. 3 Jul 2007 - Kansas City, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, July 6, 2007
Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Leonard J. Riedel, 83, died July 3, 2007, at his residence, Kansas City.
He was born on April 24, 1924, in Boyd, the son of Frank P. and Caroline Riedel. He was an oiler for the county highway department. He had been a resident of Kansas City for 12 years, coming from Salina. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy and retiring from the U.S. Air Corp.
He married Bernice TAUSCHER. She died May 1, 1999.
Survivors include: a son, Steven, Kansas City; and three sisters, Joyce Bitter, Olmitz, Rose Marie Menefee, Wichita and Carolyn Heinz, Shawnee Mission.
He was preceded in death by: two brothers, Robert and Charles Riedel.
Vigil will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ann Catholic Church, Olmitz with Father Ultan Murphy presiding. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Olmitz with military honors conducted by V.F.W. Post No. 7428 and American Legion Post No. 286, both of Hoisington. Memorials may be sent to St. Ann Catholic Church, in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 146, Hoisington, Kansas, 67544.
RIFFEL, Isabel (Joanne)
b. abt 1934
d. 28 Oct 2007 - Salina, Kansas
From Wichita Eagle - Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
SALINA - Riffel, Isabel "Joanne," 73, died Oct. 28, 2007. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, First Covenant Church. Survivors: husband, Robert; daughter, Beverly Jackson; son, Bradley; brother, Norman Pihl; 3 grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, friends and relatives. Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 10/31/2007.
RISHEL, Evelyn R.
b. 23 Jul 1924 - Forestburg, South Dakota
d. 26 Nov 2007 - Billings, Montana
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 28 Nov 2007
From Henry L. Schmickj
Evelyn R. Wegner, 83, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2007.
Evelyn was born in Forestburg, S.D., on July 23, 1924, the daughter of Roscoe and Clara Rishel. They came to Billings when she was about 4 years old. She attended the Billings schools. She met Albert "Bert" WEGMER, and they were united in marriage, Jan. 19, 1943. She loved her husband and her family very much.
While living in Broadview, she was a school bus driver. She also worked as a housekeeper at the Baseline School west of Billings. Gardening, lots of canning and taking care of her flowers were some of her many tasks, which she truly enjoyed. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Billings.
She was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters and one brother. Survivors include one daughter, Carol (Gene) Metzger of Billings; three sons, James Wegner of Laurel, Charles (Sandy) Wegner of Laurel, Donald Wegner of Billings; and four grandchildren, Kelly Spah (Dale), Jason Metzger (Carrie), Tyler Michalies and Brandy Bush.
Memorials can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Big Sky Hospice.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 537 Grand Ave. Interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at Smith West Chapel, 304 34th St. West, and before the service at the church.
ROHR, Helen Leona (Stecklein)
See Helen Leona Stecklein
ROTH, Cecil J.
b. 1 Mar 1925 - Victoria, Kansas
d. 14 Sep 2007 - Wichita, Kansas
From Hutchison (Kan) News - Sunday, September 16, 2007
Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
VICTORIA - Cecil J. Roth, 82, died Sept. 14, 2007, at the Life Care Center, Wichita.
He was born March 1, 1925, in Victoria, the son of Joseph P. and Victoria Kippes Roth. A lifetime resident of Loretta and Victoria, he was a farmer and carpenter.
He belonged to St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the Veterans for Foreign Wars Post No. 1751, all in Victoria. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. On Jan. 9, 1947, he married Hermina "Minnie" SCHMIDTBERGER in Victoria. She survives.
Other survivors include: three sons, Cecil C., Reynolds, Ga., Harold F., Overland Park, and Terry J., Hays; a daughter, Donna M. Gartin, Whitesboro, Texas; a brother, Robert, Wichita; a sister, Roseline Schmidt, Wichita; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Lester; and two grandchildren.
Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Cline's Mortuary, Victoria. Knights of Columbus and V.F.W. rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Fidelis Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Burial will be in St. Fidelis Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by the Victoria V.F.W. Post No. 1751. Memorials may be sent to St. Fidelis Church or the masses, both in care of the mortuary.
Wichita Eagle - September 16, 2007
VICTORIA - Roth, Cecil J., 82, died Friday, September 14, 2007. Service 10 a.m. Monday, St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria. Survivors: wife, Hermina "Minnie"; sons, Cecil, Harold & Terry; daughter, Donna Gartin; brother, Robert; sister, Roseline; 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Cline's Mortuary, Victoria, KS. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 9/16/2007.
ROTH, Donald J.
b. 28 Nov 1941 - Garden City, Kansas
d. 3 Jun 2007 - Holcomb, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
HOLCOMB - Donald J. Roth, 65, died June 3, 2007, at his home.
He was born Nov. 28, 1941, in Garden City, the son of George and Margaret R. Savolt Roth. He was a lifetime Finney County resident. He graduated from Holcomb High School. He was the owner and operator of the Dairy Queen in Garden City for 15 years.
He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Garden City, and Knights of Columbus No. 2795.
On May 12, 1962, he married LaVaughn COEN in Garden City. She survives.
Other survivors include: four sons, Jeff, Richard, Troy and Todd, all of Holcomb; one daughter, Lisa Stegman, Holcomb; two brothers, Edward and Ronald, both of Garden City; three sisters, Lorena Roenfeldt, Dodge City, Mary Ann Ladner, Garden City, and Diane Brungardt, Lenexa; and 11 grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Randy M. Roth.
Vigil service and rosary will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Garden City. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the church with Fathers Tony Judge, James Roth, James E. Baker and Frank Jordan presiding. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Garden City. Memorials may be sent to St. Mary Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society, both in care of the funeral home.
ROTH, Earl J.
b. 29 Oct 1937 - Pfeifer, Kansas
d. 25 Sep 2007 - Albuquerque, New Mexico
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, September 28, 2007
Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
WICHITA - Earl J. Roth, 69, died Sept. 25, 2007, in Albuquerque, N.M.
He was born Oct. 29, 1937, in Pfeifer, the son of Aloyius and Florence Leiker Roth. He retired from Boeing in Wichita as an inspector in tooling. He lived in Pfeifer from 1970 to 1985, them moved back to Wichita.
On Jan. 31, 1959, he married Charlene DREILING, in Victoria. She died April 12, 1982. He then married Donna BROWN on July 10, 1999, in Wichita. She survives.
Other survives include, four sons, including Greg, Victoria; a brother; three stepchildren; seven grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.
Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Pfeifer. Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Cline's Mortuary. Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday both at the mortuary. Inurnment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Pfeifer. Memorials may be made to the Holy Cross Charities Inc. or for Masses, both in care of the mortuary.
Wichita Eagle - Friday, September 28, 2007
Roth, Earl J., 69, formerly of Pfeifer, Kan., died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007 in Albuquerque, N.M. He was born Oct. 29, 1937 in Pfeifer to Aloyius and Florence (Leiker) Roth. He married Charlene (Dreiling) on Jan. 31, 1959 in Victoria, Kan. She died April 12, 1982. He married Donna Brown on July 10, 1999 in Wichita. He retired from Boeing Wichita as an inspector in tooling. He lived in Pfeifer from 1970 to 1985 then moved back to Wichita. Survivors: wife, Donna of the home; sons, Mike and wife, Diane of Wichita, Greg and wife, Karla of Victoria, Pat and companion, Roxane Zane of Wichita, Jeff and wife, Rachel of Wichita; brother, Ralph and wife, Dorothy of Derby; stepchildren, Melody Brown, Anthony Reyes-Brown, Mary Brown; 7 grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 1 stepgreat-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Charlene and sisters, Betty Robben and Mary Lou Zimmerman. Memorial service 10 a.m. Monday, Holy Cross Catholic Church, Pfeifer; inurnment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Pfeifer; vigil 7 p.m. Sunday, Cline's Mortuary, 412 Main, Victoria, KS 67671. Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday, all at Cline's Mortuary. Memorials to Holy Cross Charities Inc. or masses. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 9/28/2007.
ROTH, Frances Eugenia
b. 6 Jan 1920 - Dickinson, North Dakota
d. 29 Mar 2007 - Billings, Montana
From Billings Gazette, Billings, Mt - 3 Apr 2007
Submitted by Henry L.Schmick
BRIDGER - Frances Eugenia Roth Weisgerber was born on Jan. 6, 1920, and passed to join our Heavenly Father on March 29, 2007, at The Billings Clinic.
Mom was the third oldest of nine children born to Adam and Elizabeth (Ott) Roth. She was born in Dickinson, N.D., and raised in the Belfield, N.D. area. She attended school through the eighth grade after which time she began to stay at home to help on the family farm. She worked in the fields alongside her dad and older brother with the horses and equipment of that day.
At the age of 16, she and several of her family members began coming to the Sidney area in the fall to "work those rotten beets!" A person has to remember that, at that time, all beet topping and pulling was done by hand - usually crawling down the rows of beets to do the job.
Mom's helping with the horses on the farm established a long love for them. One summer, she worked on the "Buddy Ranch," which is now part of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, cooking and cleaning for guests, with the best part of the day being when she was able to ride the ranch horses in the evening.
In the fall of 1938, the family came to the Clarks Fork Valley to work beets. Our family can be grateful that they did because it was at a Halloween dance at the Round Butte School that she was introduced to Simon J. "Sam: WEISGERBER by his brother, Matt, with whom she was supposed to share her box lunch. Needless to say, Sam ate lunch from Frances and the rest is history. Frances returned to North Dakota with her family after that beet harvest. The Roth family then moved from North Dakota to the Clarks Fork Valley of Montana in 1939.
Sam and Frances were married at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Fromberg on Jan. 23, l940. Mom lived her married life as a devoted wife and the mother of seven. She loved being a "housewife" and was never at a loss for something to do, even doing sewing for other people. Sam worked for farmers in the earlier years of their marriage and was a heavy equipment operator for the pipeline for over 25 years. Many times, because of Dad's job, he had to be away from home, so Mom was both mom and dad to the kids, especially the youngest two.
Mom was a wonderful cook - especially her baking. There were many families, even until recently, that would contact her before a holiday to bake some special bread or rolls, with the Baska "Easter" bread most requested. She, along with Emma Koch, were a couple of the first cooks at the Bridger Senior Citizen's Center. Mom cooked there for about 15 years as one of the regular cooks and also with the members of St. Therese's Circle for their once a month dinner. At the Center, she was able to share her talents for cooking and baking with many, many Bridger residents.
Mom enjoyed working outside "in the dirt" and with her flowers. Her garden and flowers were always her pride and joy - making sure that the lawn was always kept green and the flowerbeds weed-free. She enjoyed watching TV (especially the re-runs of the Lawrence Welk Show), crocheting, embroidering, reading and being at home.
She also had a great love for riding in a "bobsled" and, for her 70th birthday, was able to go for a sled ride with three generations of her family celebrating with her. She was so excited when, also at the age of 70, she was able to again go for a horse ride when on vacation at Lake Mary near Ronan.
In 2004, Mom's lifetime dream came true with a trip to Hawaii to celebrate the marriage of grandson, Dan, to Deb Weiser. If Hawaii was mentioned after that trip, Mom would simply glow with the memory of that experience.
Mom was a very active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church for 67 years, where she did the flowers and altar cloths until recently. She belonged to St. Therese's Circle and Sacred Heart Council of Catholic Women. She was a past member of Nu-Art Club. General Federated Woman's Club of Bridger. VFW Women's Auxiliary. Home Demonstration Club. 4-H leader. FHA mother and many other groups throughout the years.
Mom was preceded in death by her husband, Sam; granddaughter, Wendi Weisgerber; her parents, Adam and Elizabeth Roth; a younger sister, Martha Roth; brothers-in-law, Fred Weisgerber, Matt Weisgerber and Jack Weisgerber; sister-in-law, Anne Timmons; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She is survived by her seven children and their spouses, Betty and Gerald Koch of Red Lodge, Kathy and Joe Posorski of Kokomo, Ind., Jim and Lois Jean Weisgerber of Alaska/Hawaii, Don and Iris Weisgerber of Billings, Larry and Connie Weisgerber of Idaho, Shirley Weisgerber of Bridger and Tom and Mary Weisgerber of Billings.
Additional survivors include grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren: Tim and Peggy Koch, Alex and Calvin; Tim and Tammy Buller, Bryan and Kari, Tyanna Buller and Ben Buller; Toni and Erick Doolen, Garrett, Taylor and Nicole; Teresa and Tim Mullins, Joshua, Matthew, Luke, Theo and Marc; Tracey and Shelly Koch (a daughter soon to join the family); Chris and Lynnette Pozorski, Caleb, Alyssia and Kirsten; Laurie Pozorski; Patty Pozorski; Joanne Pozorski-Szalay, Elizabeth and Rosemary; Carolyn and Russel Kirchner, Katie, Abbie, Samantha and Charlie; Dan and Deb Weisgerber, Mackenzie; Kevin Weisgerber; Sam and Erin Weisgerber, Maddison; Tricia Weisgerber and Jonathan Weisgerber and Tessa Davila.
Other family surviving include sisters, Rosemary Klein of Billings, Marge Schaff of Lewistown, Kay of Colorado Springs, Colo., Eleanor McCowley of Eugene, Ore.; brothers, John and Clara Roth, Fairfield, Calif., Phil and June Roth, Billings, and George "Shorty" and Anne Roth, Calhan, Colo.; a very special niece (Mom always called Cheryl her fourth daughter), Ross and Cheryl Brown, James and Kim; Jenny and Chris Ewing, Boston and John Ross; brothers-in-law, Nick and Sarah Weisgerber, Utah, Joe Weisgerber, New Mexico; sisters-in-law, Gen Roth, Bridger, Vera Weisgerber, Oregon, Rosemary and Marvin Weatherman, Wyoming, Lauretta and Ed Allen, California, Georgia and Joel Hayes, California; and so many nieces, nephews and cousins, plus friends from coast to coast it would take up a full page of the newspaper.
A very special thank you is extended to all the medical personnel that have treated Mom in recent years, the crews from the Bridger Ambulance Service, the staff of the Billings Clinic Emergency Room, especially Mark, the TCU staff, especially Aimee and Lindsey, and all the doctors that helped her last hours to be comfortable and peaceful.
The vigil for Mom will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, and the funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4, both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bridger. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, at the Smith-Olcott Funeral Chapel in Red Lodge. A luncheon will be served in the Church basement immediately following the committal at the Bridger Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, PO Box 309, Bridger, MT 59014; Bridger Ambulance Service, PO Box 84, Bridger, MT 59014; the Wendi Weisgerber Endowment Fund at Rocky Mountain College, Billings; or the charity of your choice.
ROTH, Ruth Irene (Lorenz)
See Ruth Irene Lorenz
b. 10 Nov 1914 - Fairview, Kansas
d. 5 Dec 2007 - Medicine Lodge, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - December 7, 2007
Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
MEDICINE LODGE - Lola Roush Hinz, 93, died Dec. 5, 2007.
She was born Nov. 10, 1914, near Fairview.
Survivors include: her children, Bob, Denver, Roger, Longmont, Colo., Sue Wilber, Topeka, and Phil, Medicine Lodge; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Powhattan United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the church, with the family present. Memorials may be sent to Powhattan United Methodist Church in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Hiawatha.
b. 9 Aug 1916 - Russell County, Kansas
d. 9 Nov 2007 - Wilson, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Monday, November 12, 2007
Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
WILSON -- Ruth A. Steinle, 91, Wilson, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2007.
Mrs. Steinle was born Ruth A. Ruby on Aug. 9, 1916, in Russell County. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam (STEINLE) , in 1986.
Survivors include a son, Gerald of Wilson; two daughters, Berniece Olejniczak and Janett Prester, both of Wilson; a brother, Ray of Bunker Hill; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Foster Mortuary, 610 24th, Box 533, Wilson 67490. Burial will be in Wilson City Cemetery. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. Memorials may be made to Golden Living Center, in care of the mortuary. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and from 8 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the mortuary.
b. 9 Mar 1917 - Ault, Nebraska
d. 11 June 2007 - Greeley, Colorado
From Greeley Tribune, Greeley. Colorado - 06-13-2007
Elizabeth "Betty" Fritzler -March 9, 1917 - June 11, 2007 - Age: 90 - Residence: Greeley
Submitted by Elaine McDowell
Tribute: Elizabeth "Betty" Fritzler was born in Ault to George and Mary (Foos) Ruff.
She was raised in Mitchell, Neb., and attended schools there. In October of 1940, she married Robert Fritzler in Nebraska. In 1972, she moved to a farm east of Greeley.
Mrs. Frizler was a member of Christian Science in Greeley. She enjoyed sewing, flowers, and painting. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She took care of her grandsons after their mother passed away. She was a devoted caregiver to her daughter, Joyce.
Mrs. Fritzler died Monday at Life Care Center in Greeley.
Survivors: Her husband, Robert Fritzler of Greeley; daughter, Joyce Marie Fritzler of Greeley; sisters, Helen Morris of Pennsylvania and Martha Eisele of Nebraska; a brother, Robert Ruff of Sterling; grandsons, Craig Ehrlick of Greeley, and Chad and wife Robi Ehrlick of Eaton; and grandchildren, Jessica Ehlrick, Sarah Ehlrick, Allison Ehlrick and Tiffany Ehlrick, all of Greeley, and Wyatt Ehlrick of Eaton.
Preceded in death by: Her parents; her daughter, Patricia "Pat" Ann Ehrlick; three brothers and two sisters. Funeral service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Stoddard Funeral Home.
Visitation: 3-6 p.m. Wednesday at Stoddard Funeral Home. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Note: Memorial contributions can be made to Schaffer Enterprises and/or Community Advantage in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 West 28th Street, Greeley, CO 80634. Please visit an online memorial at www.mem.com <http://www.mem.com>.
RUFF, Magdalena (Sauter)
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RUFF, Mary Lou (Kisby)
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RUMSBY, Suzann Marie (Fritzler)
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RUPP, Carl M.
b. 6 May 1919 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
d. 18 Jul 2007 - Torrington, Wyoming
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 20 Jul 2007
Submitted by Henry L.Schmick
TORRINGTON, Wyo. - Carl M. Rupp, 88, died Wednesday, July 18, 2007, at his home in Torrington.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, July 23, at the Torrington First Congregational Church with Pastor Matthew Gordon officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery. Visitation hours will be held at the Colyer Funeral Home Chapel Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m., and the casket will be open at the funeral service. Those who wish may direct memorial contributions in Carl's memory to the First Congregational Church. 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
Carl was born on May 6, 1919 in Scottsbluff the son of David and Marie (Spahn) Rupp. He grew up and received his education at Hillcrest School near Scottsbluff. He married Marie BACKER Jan. 7, 1945 in Scottsbluff in the Salem Congregational Church; the same church that he had been confirmed in as a young man years earlier. Carl and Marie then farmed briefly in Nebraska and in 1950 they moved to their farm near Huntley, Wyo. Carl never completely retired. He always had a keen insight for land conservation and improving his farm. He loved farming and the livestock business.
He had a great sense of humor and was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a caring and giving person and was good to his extended family as well. Carl was a member of the First Congregational Church in Torrington.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Carl F. and Margaret Rupp of Torrington, Wyo.; daughter and son-in-law, Amelia and Robert Hytrek also of Torrington; sister, Esther Schreiner of Nampa, Idaho; grandchildren, Catherine (Sam) Mirich of Cheyenne, Wyo.; Carla (Todd) Patterson of St. Louis, Mo.; Caren (Joe) Speckner of Lingle, Wyo.; and Anna Hytrek of Torrington; and great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Nathan Mirich; Natalie Speckner; and Josie Patterson.
Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Marie; brother David Rupp, Jr; and sisters, Lydia Herdt, Mollie Morris, and Martha Popp.