b. 28 Feb 1894 - Spickard, Missouri

d. 21 Dec 1983 - WaKeeney, Kansas
From Information received

Submitted by Judy Wiese
Daughter of C. H. and Hattie (Norton) Sandlin. She married Guy GISH on April 10, 1911, at Hill City. He died in 1925. She married Harry KLEIN on Dec. 25, 1929, at Norton; he died in May 1969. Survivors include two sons, Wayne Gish, Hill City, and Claris Gish, Hemit, Calif.; a sister, Eula Bradley, Tuscon, Ariz. Burial will be in the Hill City Cemetery.

NOTE: The date of Marriage to Harry Klein is 1929. The date of 1919 is shown in a previous obituary. Correction submitted by Judy Wiese.


SAUTER, Magdalena

Odessa, Russia

b. 2 Feb 1875 - Odessa, Russia

d. 30 Dec 1936 - Tacoma, Washington

From Wells County Free Press, Fessenden ND 4 Feb 1937

Submitted by eustel@cox.net

Mrs. Magdalena Ruff, nee Sauter, former resident of the Fessenden vicinity and well-known here, passed away at her home in Tacoma, Wash., on December 30th, 1936 after a year’s illness. Cause of death was given as heart failure.
Magdalena Ruff was born on February 2nd, 1875 at Odessa Russia and grew to womanhood there. In 1893 she came to America with a sister and in 1894 she was married to Ferdinand RUFF and they came to Wells County settling near Fessenden. They resided here until 1910, at which time they moved to Alberta, Can., to make their home. In 1935 they went to Washington for her health and she died there at her home in Tacoma. She had attained the age of 61 years, 10 months and 28 days.
Twelve children were born to the couple, of which 10 survive. She leaves her husband, 7 sons and 7 daughters, also 3 brothers, 6 sisters, and 14 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Jan. 2nd at Tacoma. Interment was made there.

SCHAEFER, James Joseph

b. 7 Jan 1931 - Sterling, Colorado

d. 13 Nov 2007 - Cheyenne, Wyoming

From Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Cheyenne, WY - 16 Nov 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

James Joseph "Jim" Schaefer, 76, of Cheyenne danced his way to heaven on Nov. 13 (2007) at Davis Hospice Center with his family at his bedside as he began his journey.
He was born Jan. 7, 1931, in Sterling, Colo., and had lived here since 1965.
Mr. Schaefer was a civilian personnel labor relations officer for F.E. Warren Air Force Base.
Jim was passionate about spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He dedicated time to Holy Trinity Catholic Church where he was a Eucharistic Minister. He was an avid volunteer and officer of the Cheyenne Noon Lion's Club in addition to being active with the Knights of Columbus in past years. He enjoyed fishing trips with his family, loved the sport of bowling and was a Denver Broncos fan. Dad and mom enjoyed their three annual trips to Las Vegas. After mom's passing, dad was driven throughout his illnesses to conquer his ailments in hopes that he would be able to continue annual family trips to Las Vegas.
Mr. Schaefer is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Debbie Schaefer of Cheyenne; three daughters and a son-in-law, Terri Baker, Toni Schaefer, and Peggy and Dave Herrington, all of Cheyenne; 11 grandchildren, Jeremy, Christopher, Sean, Stefanie, Kristin, Brandon, Joshua, Michele, Lisa, Mathew, and Kelly; eight great-grandchildren, Aspen, Tristan, Kaitlyn, Nolan, Kaleb, Mason, Emma, and Ryan; and cousins, Bev and Ed Haupt of Sidney, Neb.
He was preceded in death by his wife Wanda, whom he married on Dec. 31, 1953; a son, Steven Schaefer; his parents, Theodore and Clara Schaefer; and a sister, Terrie Schaefer.
Vigil for the Deceased will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes.
Funeral Liturgy will be 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Tom Cronkleton as celebrant. Interment to follow at Olivet Cemetery.
Casket bearers will be Joshua Schaefer, Brandon Schaefer, Jeremy Howell, Christopher Howell, Mathew Herrington and Sean Baker. Military honors will be provided by the American Legion Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, friends may send contributions to Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
The family wishes to thank all of his doctors, especially Dr. John Meares, the staff from Life Care Center, Davis Hospice Center, and Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. Our heartfelt gratitude belongs to Father Tom Cronkleton whose support and prayers helped dad and the family throughout this difficult time.
Dad, your family will forever have a void in our lives but you will always be our inspiration and hero!


SCHAFFER, Lorraine I. (Depperschmidt)

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SCHATTENBURG, Helen Ide (Herdt)

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South Russia

b. 12 Dec 1879 - South Russia

d. 10 Dec 1952 - Chaseley, North Dakota

From . Wells County Free Press, Fessenden ND 18 Dec 1952

Submitted by eusteel@cox.net

John Schatz was born Dec. 12, 1879 in South Russia, and died Dec. 10, 1952 at Chaseley, N. Dak., at the age of 73 years. In 1903 he was united in marriage to Rosina STOLZ.
To this union were born 7 children, 6 girls and 1 boy. Three of the girls and the boy preceded him earlier in life. His wife passed away Oct. 24, 1951.
In 1909 the family migrated to the United States and have since resided in the vicinities of Washburn, Harvey and Chaseley.
Three of the children remain to mourn his departure. They are: Mrs. Gust Kathrin Knodel, of Fessenden, N. D.; Mrs. Ted Ann Weippert and Alvina, both of Chaseley, N. D. There remain also two sisters, Mrs. Barbara Stolz of Bismarck, N. D., and Mrs. Caraline Rosin, of Vancouver, Wash.; 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
The funeral service was held Sunday, Dec. 14 in the Evangelical U. B. Church of Chaseley, with Rev. A. W. Heidinger officiating, assisted by Rev. Hednry Jeske of Buchanan, N. D. The Ladies Quartet, consisting of the Mmes. Albert Fike, Gordon Emerson, Ray Carson, and Orval Hart, rendered 3 selections. They were accompanied on the piano by Mrs. A. W. Heidinger. Wells County Free Press, Fessenden ND 18 Dec 1952


SCHECK, Elizabeth

b. 3 Dec 1919 - Collyer, Kansas

d. 14 May 2007 - WaKeeney, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

WaKEENEY -- Elizabeth "Liz" Bollig, 87, WaKeeney, died Monday, May 14, 2007.

Mrs. Bollig was born Elizabeth Scheck on Dec. 3, 1919, in Collyer. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar A. (BOLLIG) , in 2000; a son, Laverne Joseph, in 1997; and a grandson.

Survivors include a son, Eddie Lee of WaKeeney; two daughters, Charlotte Kuhn of Wichita and Cindy Ziegler of WaKeeney; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church, WaKeeney. Burial will be in Christ the King Cemetery. A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Schmitt Funeral Home, 336 N. 12th, WaKeeney 67672. Memorials may be made to Christ the King Cemetery Fund or VFW Renovation Fund, in care of the funeral home.


SCHEID, Norman Ivan

b. 28 Sep 1928 - Olanda, Montana

d. 11 Nov 2007 - Miles City, Montana

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 15 Nov 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

TERRY - Norman Ivan Scheid, age 79, of Terry, and a proud United States Veteran, passed away on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, 2007, at the VA Nursing Home in Miles City.
Norman was born on Sept. 28, 1928, in Olanda, Mont., north of Terry, the son of Otto and Lydia (Richter) Scheid. He attended Becker Country School and then schools in Terry. After his schooling, Norman worked as a ranch hand in the Bad Route area north of Terry. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War. Norman served as a corporal with the military police and the infantry, and also earned a Purple Heart. After his honorable discharge in 1953, he returned to Terry, where he began his career with the Prairie County Road Department.
Norman and Dorothy CLARKE were united in marriage on March 23, 1957, in Terry. He continued working for the road department for 26 years, retiring as foreman in 1984. After his retirement, he worked for Buffalo Rapids as a ditch rider for several years. Dorothy passed away in 1990 and Norman continued to live in Terry until ill health forced him to move to Miles City to the VA Nursing Home.
Norman was very proud of his service to his country and was a 54-year member of the American Legion Post 32 in Terry and had served as local and district commander. He was also a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Fallon.
Norman is survived by three sons, Jeff Scheid and his wife Jenny and Norman D. Clarke all of Las Vegas, and Newell Clarke and his wife Rene of Terry; a daughter, Nancy Clarke and her husband Duane Morast of Kalispell; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold Scheid and his wife Delila; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife, his son, Joey, his parents, five sisters and three brothers.
Visitation will begin on Monday, Nov. 19, at the Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Terry, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the chapel. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m., at the Grace Lutheran Church in Fallon. Interment will follow with full military honors in the Veteran's section of the Prairie County Cemetery in Terry. Should friends wish, condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stevesonandsons.com.Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church in Fallon or to the Terry American Legion.


SCHEUERMAN, Clarinetta "Nettie"

b. 31 Aug 1924 - Otis, Kansas

d. 11 May 2007 - La Crosse, Kansas

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

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

OTIS - Clarinetta "Nettie" Scheuerman, 82, died May 11, 2007, at Rush County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care, La Crosse.

She was born Aug. 31, 1924, Northwest of Otis, the daughter of Conrad E. and Rosa Matal Scheuerman. A lifetime resident of Rush County, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to Trinity Lutheran Church, Women of the Church, served as a Sunday school teacher for 25 years, Sunday school superintendent and Sunday School Treasurer.

On Aug. 14, 1943, she married Alvin SCHEUERMAN in La Crosse. He died in December 1987.

Survivors include: three sons, Alvin Dennis and wife, VirJean, Otis, Michael Raye, Hays, and Paul Dean and wife, Doreen, Augusta; two brothers, Donald Lee Scheuerman, Kalkaska, Mich., and Arlyn Gail Scheuerman, Great Bend; a sister, Mary Ann Prose, Chetopa; and six grandchildren, Treva Scheuerman, Japan, Tate Scheuerman, Otis, Marci Scheuerman, Overland Park, Micah Scheuerman, Overland Park, Marc Scheuerman, Overland Park, and Anna Scheuerman, Augusta.

She was preceded in death by 13 brothers, Benjamin, Harry, Chester, Martin, Lloyd, Glenn, Wilbert, Marvin, Gilbert, Wilmer, Merle, Conrad, and Lindy Scheuerman, and six sisters, Frieda Clark, Esther Scheuerman, Louise Scheuerman, Luella Scheuerman, Velma Morgan and Elvina Brazda.

Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Bruce Adamson presiding. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, and from 9:30 a.m. to service time Monday at the church. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery, Otis.

Memorials may be sent to South Wind Hospice, Storm Special Olympics, Rush County Long Term Care, or the donor's choice, all in care of the funeral home.



b. 19 Apr 1937 - Center, Colorado

d. 30 Sep 2007 - Great Bend, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

GREAT BEND - Jimmy Gene Scheuerman, 70, died Sept. 30, 2007, at his home.
He was born April 19, 1937, in Center, Colo., the son of Carl and Violet Mills Scheuerman. He was a lifetime resident of Great Bend. He was a contractor. He was also a deep-sea diving superintendent for Divcom, an underwater contractor on offshore oil rigs in Iran, England, Norway and the West Indies. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army.
He belonged to and was a board member of the First Church of God, Great Bend.
On Jan. 22, 1965, he married Carol WARDEN in Great Bend. She died July 21, 2000. On Aug. 16, 2003, he married Pat PETZ in Great Bend. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Craig Scheuerman, Great Bend; a stepson, Tino Vieyra, Mobile, Ala.; a daughter, Carla Raybern, McPherson; six stepdaughters, Mary Schridde, Cecilia Saindon and Terry Wilson, all of Great Bend, Diedre Baker, Kinsley, Brenda Vieyra, Houston, and Lisa Frame, Los Angeles; four grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren: and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Scott Scheuerman; and three sisters, Bernice Keller, Betty Jo Willis and Karen Ruddick.
Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Church of God, Great Bend, with the Revs. Tom Swain and Dick Ogle presiding. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend. Burial will be in the La Crosse Cemetery, with full military rites conducted by the Fort Riley Honor Guard. Memorials may be sent to the Jimmy G. Scheuerman Memorial Fund or First Church of God, in care of the funeral home.

SCHOENHALS, Valentine (Babitzke)

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SHAFER, Marvin Carl

b. 28 Mar 1931 - Modoc, Kansas

d. 7 May 2007 - Garden City, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

GARDEN CITY - Marvin Carl Shafer, 76, died May 7, 2007, at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City.

He was born March 28, 1931, in Modoc, the son of Carl Franklin and Alice Evelyn Mallory Shafer. He graduated from Scott City High School, Scott City. A resident of Garden City, he worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for 39 years. For the past nine years, he served as a school crossing guard for the Garden City School District.

He belonged to Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Garden City, Veteran of Foreign Wars and was a past Cub Scout Master. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean conflict.

On Jan. 22, 1956, he married Norma June VOTH in Scott City. She survives.

Other survivors include: three sons, Kenneth, Garden City, Jeffrey, Coats, and Stanley, Marquette; four daughters, Nancy Larson, Marquette, Jeanette Haney, Winfield, Christine Byrd, Montgomery, Ala., and Wendy Palmer, Nashville, Tenn.; a brother, William, Knobb Hill, Ark.; a sister, Mamie Louise Hughes, Holcomb; 23 grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Susan Marie and Cynthia Kay; three brothers; three sisters; and a grandson.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Garden City. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial will be in Scott County Cemetery, Scott City, with graveside rites conducted by Fort Riley Honor Guard. Memorials may be sent to Campassion 21 "Inner City Ministries," in care of the funeral home.

SCHECK, Almeda M. (Kuhn)

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b. 25 Nov 1954 - Hays, Kansas

d. 17 May 2007 - Ellis, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - May 18, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

LeeRoy Scheck, 52, Ellis, died Thursday, May 17, 2007, at his home. He was born Nov. 25, 1954, in Hays to Andrew and Thresia (Augustine) Scheck.

He married Faith Ann LEIKER on March 17, 1973, in Hays. He worked for TenGasCo as an oilfield pumper. He was a member of High Plains Baptist Church, Hays.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Andrew Scheck and wife, Jessica, Ellis; three daughters, Heather Tysver and husband, Jay, Salina, Rebecca Augustine and husband, Rod, Victoria, Susan Kohlrus and husband, Travis, Ellis; his mother, Ellis; a brother, Donald Scheck, New Castle, Wyo.; four sisters, Barbara Kinderknecht, Shirley Gerhardt, Edna Hejny and Norma Brack, all of Ellis; and five grandchildren, Gage, Dru, Bryce, Chandra and Tanner.

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Gerald Lee Scheck.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Ellis Baptist Church; burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Ellis. Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Wasinger-Keithley Funeral Chapel, Ellis, and from 9 a.m. until time of service Monday at the church. Memorials are suggested to be used for the children’s education fund.


SCHECK, Shelia K.

b. 29 Nov 1943

d. 25 Aug 2007 - Great Bend, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Sheila K. Koerner, 63, Great Bend, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007.
She was born Nov. 29, 1943, to Richard and Lucille Scheck.
She was social services director for Cherry Village for 30 years and was property manager for Cheyenne Village for 23 years, prior to retiring in 2007.
Survivors include a son, Scott Koerner, Elizabeth, Colo.; two daughters, Christine Torres, Great Bend, and Terra Davis, Palisade, Neb.; her mother; two sisters, Gayle Cell and Linda Wise; and five grandchildren, Tyler, Masen, Alyxius, Skylar and Teigan.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Church, Great Bend. Visitation will be until 7 p.m. today at Charter Funerals, Great Bend. A rosary will be at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home.


SCHEDEL, Betty Jane

b. 4 Jul 1929 - New Salem, North Dakota

d. 14 Apr 2007 - Billings, Montana

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 16 Apr 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Betty Jane Halder passed away peacefully on April 14, 2007, at the Horizon Hospice House surrounded by her family. Born to Charles and Agnes Schedel on the 4th of July 1929, in New Salem, N.D., this independent spirit so fittingly entered the world and was the third of six children. She was always fiercely proud of her German heritage and her North Dakota roots.
Betty graduated from New Salem High in 1947 and moved shortly afterward to Billings. In 1949, she wed Fred PINNICK in Billings and in 1951 they had a daughter, Diana. Fred passed away in 1956 and she met the challenge of raising her daughter alone for many years. During this time, she worked for Carburetor and Electric as a bookkeeper and as a school secretary at Newman and Poly Drive schools.
In 1967, Betty married Jerry HAIDER and together they raised his children, Jeff, Tom, Lynne and her daughter, Diana. She worked for the Tire Supply Company during this time. She and Jerry had 34 wonderful years together with Jerry passing in 2001.
Betty was a loving and caring mom, grandmother, wife, sister and her talents as a seamstress and keen sense of humor will be missed by both family and friends.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Inez Gray; and her brother, James Schedel. She is survived by brothers, Wallace (Fae) Schedel, Dean (Lyla) Schedel and Norman (Cindy) Schedel. Also surviving are her children, Diana (Gary) Ochsner of Miles City, Jeff (Linda) Haider of Newfoundland, Pa., Tom (Bonnie) Halder of Missoula and Lynne (John) Horn of Douglas, Wyo.; and 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Betty met many challenges in her life head on, and her cancer was no exception. Special thanks go out to the care given her by Dr. Marty Lucas, nurse Lori Carahasen, and the staff of Big Sky Hospice and the Horizon Hospice House. Memorials in her loving memory may be made to the Big Sky Hospice or the Horizon Hospice House. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Cremation or Funeral Gallery, 29 Eighth St. W., with inurnment to follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery.



b. 19 Mar 1927

d. 29 Mar 2007 - Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada

From information furnished

Submitted by Elaine McDowell
SCHEIDEMAN, Raymond March 19, 1927 - March 29, 2007 Mr. Raymond Scheideman of Stony Plain, AB, formerly of Mewassin, AB, passed away on March 29, 2007 at the age of 80 years. Raymond is survived by his sister-in-law Maureen Scheideman; his brother-in-law Bill Greenhough; numerous nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. He was predeceased by his wife Helen Scheideman; his parents George and
Margaret Scheideman; sisters Eileen Jettkant and Lydia Greenhough as well as his brother Gordon Scheideman. A Celebration of Raymond's life will be held on Monday, April 2, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Parkland Funeral Chapel, 3502 44 Avenue, Stony Plain, interment will follow at St. Matthew's/Good Shepherd Lutheran Cemetery, Spruce Grove. Tributes in Raymond's memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Good Samaritan Nursing Home - Stony Plain. The family would like to thank the staff of the University Hospital for providing recent care for Raymond and the staff of the Good Samaritan Nursing Home for the kindness you have shown Raymond and to Joyce Hohnstein - you are an angel. You share your energy and love so freely, and Raymond and we his family, have been touched by all that you have done. Parkland Funeral Services in care of arrangements. 963-2520


SCHEIDT, Clara (Hoffman)

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SCHIELD, Lydia (Ziegler)

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SCHISSLER, Lydia (Hoff)

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SCHEUERMAN, Eugene Forest

b. 1921 - Bison, Kansas

d. 20 Sep 2007 - Winter Garden, Florida

Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - 30 Sept 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. — Eugene Forest Scheuerman, 85, passed away Sept. 20, 2007. Born in 1921 in Bison, he graduated from Bison High School in 1940 and moved with his parents, Henry E. Scheuerman and Flora E. Whyle Scheuerman, to San Diego, Calif., and joined the Navy in 1941. In 1945 he met and married Connie HENSEN of Rush Center. They started a grocery store in Bison and in the 1950s he became the rural letter carrier, retiring in 1981. They owned and operated a dress shop, “Connie’s Large and Half Sizes,” in Great Bend for nearly 20 years before moving to Winter Garden, Fla., in 1995.

Mr. Scheuerman was a member of the Winter Garden United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years; a son, Robin, and a daughter, Lois Schremmer, both of Winter Garden, Fla.; four grandchildren, Tara of Winter Garden, Fla., Brandon Schremmer of Clermont, Fla., Shawna and husband Seth Traub of Tampa, Fla., and Kimberly Scheuerman of Gainesville, Fla.; and five great-grandchildren, Tia, Taylor, Tanner, Trevor and Emily Traub. Memorial donations can be made to Bison Methodist Church in Bison. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 30, 2007


SCHLIGER, Christina (Kaiser)

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SCHILZ, Roland Hilary

b. 5 Jul 1936 - Peetz, Colorado

d. 4 Jul 2007 - Atkinson

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 7 Jul 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Roland Hilary Schilz was born July 5, 1936, in Peetz, Colo., to Hilary and Inez "Ripp" Schilz. He was the seventh child of 12 children.
He married Rossanne HALE on August 27, 1960, in Chadron, and together they had two children. They lived in the Chadron area while he completed his education. All together Roland spent 32 years in education as a teacher, coach and administrator. The last 13 of those years were spent in Atkinson. He received his Bachelors of Education degree from Chadron State College in 1962, and his Masters of Science in education degree from Chadron State College in 1966. In 1975 he received his Specialist in Education degree from the University of Nebraska. He also sold real estate and insurance for a period of time.
Roland was a Korean War veteran serving in the U.S. Navy from May of 1954 to June of 1957. He enlisted at the age of 17. He served aboard the USS James E. Kyes, DD 787. Their ports of call included Hawaii, Okinawa, Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Thailand, and the Marshall Islands for hydrogen bomb tests.
Roland had a tremendous love for old cars, gardening, and animals. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.
Roland passed away on his favorite holiday July 4, 2007, after a lengthy battle with diabetes related illnesses. Funeral services will be Saturday July 7 at 2 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Atkinson.
Survivors include his wife Rossanne of Atkinson, children Deborah Surber and husband Wyatt of Scottsbluff, and Tim Schilz and wife Tina of Norfolk; three granddaughters Taylor and Jordyn Surber of Scottsbluff, and Riley Stahlecker of Madison; brothers Arlin Schilz of Farmington, N.M., Gary Schilz of Sidney, Gordon Schilz and his wife Pat of Fort Morgan, Colo., and Darrell Schilz and his wife Janice of Gering; sisters Audrey Sterkel and her husband Bob of Sidney, Marlene Hergenrater and her husband Cap of Hillrose, Colo., and Diane Hoff and her husband Marv of Loveland, Colo.; one sister-in-law Alene Schilz of Kimball.
Roland was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and two brothers.


SCHIMPF, Pauline G. (Spachek)

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SCHLAGEL, Rosemary

b. 13 Feb 1925 - Longmont, Colorado

d. 1 Dec 2007 - Torrington, Wyoming

From The Star-Herald from 12/4/2007 - 12/6/2007 - Scottsbluff, NE

Submitted by Mark B. Wills
TORRINGTON, Wyo. - Rosemary Feagler, 82, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at the Torrington Community Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the First Congregational Church with Pastor Matt Gordon officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery. The casket will be open at the church service. Those who wish may direct memorial contributions in Rosemary's honor 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
Rosemary was born Feb. 13, 1925, in Longmont, Colo. the daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Schlagel) Schlagel. In 1928 the family moved to the Torrington area. She received her education in Torrington. She married Herman REEL on March 23, 1947. Rosemary worked at several jobs but perhaps the most enjoyable was the time she spent as an aide at the Hospital. In 1960 the couple adopted a son, H. Harvey and in 1962 they adopted a daughter, Debra. In 1964 Herman died and on March 1, 1969, Rosemary married Henry FEAGLER, JR. They made their home on a farm north of Huntley, Wyo. where she helped with the farming until 1980 when they semi-retired and moved into Torrington. After moving to town, Rosemary worked parttime at the High School cafeteria for several years before retiring completely.
Rosemary enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and she enjoyed several crafts, including quilting. She liked participating in many church groups and Bible study groups.
Survivors include her husband, Henry of Torrington; son and daughter-in-law, H. Harvey and Stacy Reel of Fisk, Mo.; daughter and son-in-law, Debra A. and Ronald Surratt of Torrington; grandchildren, Dustin (Brandy) Reel of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; Lacey (Jason) Wallace of Biloxi, Miss.; Samantha Reel of Fisk, Mo.; Russell Reel of Fisk, Mo.; and Bailey Surratt of Torrington; great-grandchildren, Heaven Reel, Destiny Reel, Madison Wallace, and Triston Wallace; sisters, Rachel (Willie) Sterkel and Darlene Bower all of Torrington.
Preceding her in death was her first husband, her parents, two sisters, and two brothers.


b. 24 Feb 1916 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

d. 1 Dec 2007 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From The Star-Herald from 12/4/2007 - 12/6/2007 - Scottsbluff, NE

Submitted by Mark B. Wills

Mary Kilthau, 91, of Gering, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at Wel Life in Scottsbluff.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Salem Congregational Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Dale Brown officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Memorials have been established to Salem Congregational Church or to Prairie Haven Hospice.
Friends may call at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.dugankramer.com
Mary was born Feb. 24, 1916, in Scottsbluff to Jacob and Elizabeth (Weglin) Schlager. She grew up and received her education in Scottsbluff and married Henry "Hank" Kilthau June 17, 1936, in Harrisburg. They farmed and operated K & K Car Wash until their retirement.
Mary loved her family, blessing them through loving and caring ways. She loved to prepare meals and loved to have her family members come and share them with her. Mary loved flowers and gardening and was very good about sharing the produce from her garden and the floral fauna. She would always comment about her flower garden and say "Look at God's beautiful colors."
She was a lifetime member of Salem Congregational Church.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Larry R. and Barb Kilthau and Jerry and Jeanie Kilthau all of Scottsbluff; grandsons, Jeff (Angie) Kilthau, Brent (Jill) Kilthau and Bryan Kilthau and fiancé Pam Elliott all of Scottsbluff and Jon (Joanie) Vesper of Anthem, Ariz.; granddaughters, Wendy Kilthau of Scottsbluff, Kim Ott of Gering, Ronda (Jamie) Argueta of Tucson, Ariz., Holly (Nick) Kopeikin of Great Falls, Mont., Kerry (Mike) Lichty, and Heidi (Rob) Pszanka all of Highlands Ranch, Colo. and Dana Kilthau of Littleton, Colo.; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Henry; daughter, Evelyn (Rusty) Vesper; parents; sisters, Eva, Elizabeth, Mollie and Katherine and brothers, Henry, Jake, George, Fred and Phillip.

SCHLECHT, Karherina

b. 17 Feb 1854 - Altfreidsenstal, Russia

d. 13 May 1935 - Fressenden, North Dakota

Well County Free Press, Fessenden ND 21 May 1936

Submitted by eusteel@cox.net

Mrs. Katherina Opp, 82, for many years a resident of the Fessenden vicinity passed away last Thursday, May 14th, at the home of her son John Opp, of Rusland township, southwest of Fessenden. She had been ill for some time, diabetes causing her demise.
Katherina Opp, nee Schlecht, was born in Altfreidsenstal, Russia, on February 17th, 1854. She was raised there and in 1873 was married to Karl OPP, who had preceded her in death. When still a young woman she joined the German Baptist church at her home in Russia.
In 1887 the family came to America, first making their home near Bridgewater, S. D. Eleven years later they moved to Rusland Twp. and Mrs. Opp became a member of the Fessenden church. Since the death of her husband in 1919, she has made her home with her son, John Opp, at his farm. After a brief, but severe suffering, she passed away at 11 a. m. Thursday, May 14th, at the age of 82 years, 2 months and 27 days.
Mrs. Opp leaves to mourn her passing, three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Hieb of Tuttle, Mrs. Lydia Kroll of Harvey and Mrs. Rosina Gramm of Goodrich; one son, John Opp of Manfred; two brothers, Phillip Schlecht of Beulah and Henry Schlecht of American Falls, Idaho; twenty grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held from the Baptist church in Fessenden on Sunday, May 17th. Rev. R. Sigmund had charge of the services and special music was rendered. Interment was made at the Baptist cemetery north of the city.


b. 26 Sep 1918 - Gering, Nebraska

d. 1 Dec 2007 - North Platte, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld , Scottsbluff, NE - 4 Dec 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

GOTHENBURG - John Schledewitz, 89, joined his heavenly father Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, Neb.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the American Lutheran Church in Gothenburg. Burial will be in the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to American Lutheran Church in Gothenburg or Maxwell Scholarship Fund. Condolences may be sent to Mildred Schledewitz 1011 16th St., Gothenburg, NE 69138. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg. Online condolences may be given to the family at
John was born Sept. 26, 1918, in Gering to John and Mary Schledewitz. He married Mildred WEINMASTER July 20, 1941, in Minatare. To this union were born three children, a daughter, JoAnn and sons, John and Larry.
He and Mildred shared a lifetime of farming together in many areas of Nebraska and
settled on a farm in Maxwell in 1968, where he was an award winning sugar beet grower. He retired in 1995 and moved to Gothenburg, but continued to enjoy helping on the farm until his health would no longer permit it.
John and Mildred were avid bowlers, enjoyed fishing together and spending time with family and friends. He could also be found at auctions, the coffee shop and church.
He was a true leader of the family and will be greatly missed.
Survivors include daughter, JoAnn (Alan) Rosse of Lincoln; sons John (Donna), Schledewitz and Larry (Sue) Schledewitz both of Maxwell; grandchildren, Mitch (Diane) Gregg, Kelly Henry and special friend (Joe Klein), Jill (Jim) Falcon, Johnny and Janet Schledewitz, Aaron (Teri) Schledewitz, Samantha and Amber Schledewitz and special friend Bruce Watson; great-grandchildren, Erika and Zachary Gregg, Jalissa, Jimmy and Justin Falcon, Jaylen, Marissa and Garett Schledewitz; sisters, Rose (Al) Vlcek of Wilber, Mary Jacobs of Lincoln and Dorothy (Bruce) Lobdell of Gothenburg; brother, Ed (Leota) Schledewitz of Kearney, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers, Philip, Hank, and John Cler; sisters, Molly Kildow and Katie DeFruiter and great-grandson, Derek Henry.


SCHLISKE, Robert Paul Edward

b. 2 Jul 1924 - Fort Dodge, Iowa

d. 21 Jun 2007 - Cheyenne, Wyoming

From Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Cheyenne, WY - 23 Jun 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Robert Paul Edward Schliske, 82, a founder of Laramie County Community College and a former Wyoming legislator, died June 21 (2007) at the Davis Hospice Center.
Born July 2, 1924, in a farmhouse east of Fort Dodge, Iowa, to Paul and Hattie Hansch Schliske, Mr. Schliske moved that same year to Carpenter, where he graduated from high school. During World War II he served in the Navy Air Corps as a radio operator.
Mr. Schliske earned a bachelor's degree in agriculture education and a master's degree in educational administration from the University of Wyoming.
Returning to Carpenter High School in 1950, Mr. Schliske taught vocational agriculture for 13 years and was adviser to its FFA chapter, which was selected best in Wyoming for eight years in a row and received a national gold emblem award twice. He holds the Wyoming State Farmer FFA degree.
In 1963, Mr. Schliske moved to Cheyenne, where he worked for the state of Wyoming first as director of civil defense adult education and then as director of manpower development and training.
In March 1969, Mr. Schliske became one of the first employees of Laramie County Community College, serving as dean of vocational-technical education and then as dean of instruction until his retirement in 1984.
Mr. Schliske represented Laramie County in the Wyoming Legislature from 1971-75. From 1977-78, he served on the board of directors of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce.
He was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Cheyenne Airport Golf Club. Formerly, he was president of the Wyoming Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association and a member of Phi Delta Kappa, Alpha Tau Alpha, Civitan Club, Lions Club and the Wyoming Senior Golfers Association.
Mr. Schliske enjoyed golfing, gardening, traveling, playing pool and cards, telling stories (some of them true) and making peanut brittle at Christmas for his many friends.
In 1947, he married Helen Jean KONIG of Grover, Colo., who died in 1976. In 1980, he married Rosalind Routt in Cheyenne.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Elmer, Hilbert and Ronald Schliske; and two sisters, Edna Gallina and Elsie Penwell.
In addition to his wife, Rosalind, Mr. Schliske is survived by a son, Robert P. Schliske II, of Cheyenne; three daughters, Laura Wright of Cheyenne, Debra Rose of Lusk, and Chris Black of Greeley, Colo.; two sisters, Esther Hagemann of Denver, and Eleanor Romsa of Los Angeles; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ascension Lutheran Church with Rev. Paul Everett officiating. Interment will follow at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Brian Wright, Chad Rose, Brent Rose, Raymond Schliske and Aaron Adams, and sons-in-law, Richard Wright, Randy Rose and Sean Black.
Those who prefer may contribute to the Robert and Rosalind Schliske Scholarship in care of the LCCC Foundation, 1400 E. College Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82007.
Services are under the direction of Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes.



b. 11 Mar 1949 - Fort Morgan, Colorado

From The Heer & Jolliffe Mortuary in Fort Morgan - 05-14-2007

Submitted by Elaine McDowell
Obituaries Steven Carl Schlothauer - (March 11, 1949 - May 13, 2007)
STEVEN CARL SCHLOTHAUER, 58, of Fort Morgan, died Sunday afternoon, May 13, 2007. He was born March 11, 1949 in Fort Morgan to Carl & Lucille (Lebsock) Schlothauer. He married Elaine EARL in Fort Morgan.

He was a member of Christ Congregational Church in Fort Morgan. Schlothauer was an avid area farmer. He enjoyed water skiing and snow skiing.

He is survived by his wife Elaine Schlothauer and his son Shane Schlothauer, both of Fort Morgan; and his sister, Caryl Nicholson of Morrison, CO.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Jerry Schlothauer.

Funeral services will be Friday, May 18, 2007 at 10:30 AM at the Christ Congregational Church in Fort Morgan.Interment will follow in Memory Gardens in Fort Morgan. At the family's request, friends should dress casual (blue jeans). Memorials may be made to the Christ Congregational Church. The Heer & Jolliffe Mortuary in Fort Morgan is in charge of arrangements.