SCHMANKE, Dennis Edward

b. 20 March 1959 - Junction City, Kansas

d. 8 May 2007 - Thornton, Colorado

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 17 May 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

THORNTON, Colo. - Dennis Edward Schmanke, 48, of Thornton, passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 8, 2007. He was born March 20, 1959, in Junction City, Kan., to Arthur Edward and Norma Jean (Sutter) Schmanke.
He was a single parent to Haleigh Grace Schmanke, age 12, and Wyatt Arthur Schmanke, age 9, of the home.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Arthur and Norma Schmanke of Meeteetse, Wyo.; a brother-in-law, Thomas Edd Howard of Kearney, Neb.; grandparents Walter and Nancy (Davidson) Sutter of White City, Kan.; and Edward and Laura (Campbell) Schmanke of Alma, Kan.
In addition to his children, he is survived by a sister, Artys Jean (John)

Miller of Tiffin, Ohio; sister, Lindy Kay (Randy) Richard of Adrian, Mich.; sister, Sibyl Bell (Jim) Schug of Laurel, Mont.; nephew Steven (Lisa) Smith of Tiffin; a great-nephew, Cody Smith of Tiffin; nephew, Tom Howard of Adrian; a niece, Diane (Mike) Foos; a great-nephew, Robert Foos; a great-niece, Olivia Foos of El Dorado, Calif.; a nephew, Arthur "Drew" Schug of Belgrade, Mont.; niece Whitney Schug of Laurel; sister-in-law, Robyn Merkel of Denver; and many other relatives in the Kansas area.
Dennis grew up in the White City area. He moved with his parents to Meeteetse in his early years.
Dennis served in the Navy. He drove semi trucks and later became an auto mechanic and customized to vehicles and Harley motorcycles. He built and rebuilt many machines for friends in his spare time, on occasion making house calls for stranded college students and their vehicles. His words were: "if you're going to drive this old of a vehicle, you gotta get some tools and keep them with you."
Dennis was completely and totally dedicated to his children, Haleigh and Wyatt, raising them by himself when Wyatt was but an infant. He loved the Broncos and living in the mountains. He was the most wonderful daddy.
He was the kind of friend that you could count on. If you acquired his friendship, you had it for life. His quick smile and willingness to laugh at himself was infectious. A gentle giant with a keen sense of humor.
A private memorial for family will be held in Denver. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Dennis to his children Haleigh and Wyatt. If you wish to send a memorial, they may be sent to Memorial for Haleigh Schmanke and Wyatt Schmanke, c/o Sibyl Schug, Avanta Federal Credit Union, 3212 Central Ave., Billings, MT 59102


SCHMIDT, Albina A. (Hammerschmidt)

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SCHMIDT, Caroline J.

b. 6 Aug 1938 - Newton, Kansas

d. 18 Jun 2007 - Wichita, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

WICHITA - Caroline J. Schmidt, 68, died June 18, 2007, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita.

She was born Aug. 6, 1938, in Newton, the daughter of Herbert and Edna Voth Schmidt.

Survivors include: two sisters, including, Bertina Ensz, Hesston.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Grace Hill Cemetery, rural Newton, with Pastor James Voth presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Petersen Funeral Home, Newton, with the family present from 5 to 8 p.m.

Memorials may be sent to Camp Mennonscah, in care of the funeral home.


SCHMIDT, Clayton C.

b. 22 Dec 1942 - Chapman, Kansas

d. 14 Jun 2007 - Wilton, Iowa

From Salina Journal - Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

WILTON, Iowa -- Clayton C. Schmidt, 64, Wilton, died Thursday, June 14, 2007.
Mr. Schmidt was born Dec. 22, 1942, in Chapman, Kan. He worked for HON Co., Muscatine.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine; a son, Paul Lambert Schmidt; and a daughter, Lisa Marie Schmidt.
Survivors include a son, Levi of Muscatine; and a sister, Maisie Kashka of Denton, Texas.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Wilton. A graveside service with military honors will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Pilgrim Home Cemetery, Hope, Kan. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church Building Fund, in care of Carlson-Becker Funeral Home, 106 N. Second, Hope, KS 67451.


SCHMIDT, Elizabeth

b. abt 1926

d. 29 Jun 2007, Wichita, Kansas

From Wichita Eagle - Sunday, July 1, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Dirks, Elizabeth, age 81, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, died June 29, 2007. She married her best friend and the love of her life, Gust DIRKS, on Jan 1, 1946. During her lifetime, she lived in Chickasha, OK, Texas, Burns, KS, Tampa, KS and Wichita. Elizabeth is survived by brothers, Ivan, Obed, Ferd & Wayne Schmidt; sisters, Lois Schmidt and Edna Giesel; son, Gary Dirks; daughters, Linda Grafton and Connie Dirks; grandchildren, Monica Patino, Michelle Jeffries, David Keeton, Micah and Courtney Grafton; and 5 great-grandchildren. Elizabeth's gentle and caring spirit made her a friend to all she met, and everyone who met her knew they were in the presence of someone unique and special. She was happiest when she was helping others. Elizabeth worked intently for her family and church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gust; parents; and brothers, Virgil & Samuel Schmidt. Visitation will be Sunday, 3-5 p.m. at Resthaven Mortuary. Services will be held Monday, July 2, 2007 at First Mennonite Bretheren Church, 8000 W. 21st. North at 1 p.m. Interment at Resthaven Gardens of Memory. Memorial has been established with World Vision, P.O. Box 9716 Federal Way, WA 98063-9716. Published in the Wichita Eagle from 7/1/2007 - 7/2/2007



b. 30 Mar 1912 - Galva, Kansas

d. 29 Sep 2007 - Montezuma, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, October 1, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

MONTEZUMA - Hannah Koehn, 95, died Sept. 29, 2007, at Bethel Home, Montezuma.
She was born March 30, 1912, in Galva, the daughter of Ben D. and Susie Unruh Schmidt. A resident of Montezuma since 1919, she was a homemaker.
She belonged to Montezuma Mennonite Church.
On Dec. 21, 1930, she married Pete B. KOEHN in Montezuma. He died Feb. 7, 1994.
Survivors include: three sons, Lewie, Monterey, Tenn., Frank, Lamar, Mo., and Ardell, Burrton; a daughter, Marlene Decker, Walker, Mo.; four brothers, Edwin, Harry, John and Ben Schmidt, all of Montezuma; three sisters, Luella Harms, Elizabeth F. Koehn and Irene Koehn, all of Montezuma; 16 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Chester and Vernon Koehn; two brothers, Elmer and Jesse Schmidt; three sisters, Mable Koehn, Leona Yost and Dessie Koehn; and a grandson.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Montezuma North Mennonite Church, Montezuma, with Harold Koehn, Edwin Classen and Charles Schmidt presiding. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at Montezuma Funeral Home, Montezuma. Burial will be in North Mennonite Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Bethel Home, in care of the funeral home.


SCHMIDT, Helga R. (Klassen)

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SCHMIDT, Joan F. (Schmidt)

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SCHMIDT, Malinda Jantz

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SCHMIDT, Raymond

b. 13 Apr 1934 - Ellis County, Kansas

d. 28 Mar 2007 - Santa Fe, New Mexico

From Hays Daily News - April 4, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Raymond Schmidt, 74, former Ellis County resident, died Wednesday, March 28, 2007, at Santa Fe, N.M.

He was born April 13, 1934, in Ellis County to Constantine J. and Angela R. (Wasinger) He was a Trappest Monk in Colo.

Survivors include a sister, Pat Morrow, Wychoff, N.J.; and numerous cousins.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Catharine Church, Catharine; burial in St. Catharine’s Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 Monday at Brock’s North Hill Chapel, 2509 Vine, Hays. A parish vigil will be at 10 a.m. Monday at funeral home.



b. 12 Aug 1912 -Marion County, Kansas

d. 6 Jul 2007 - Goessel, Kansas

From Wichita Eagle - Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

GOESSEL - Schmidt, Sam, 94, died July 6, 2007. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church. Survivors: wife, Dora; son, Larry; daughters, Shirley Szabo, Karen Monroe; 7 grandchildren; 2 stepgrandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 stepgreat-grandchildren; 1 stepgreat-great-grandchild. Miller Funeral Home. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 7/10/2007.

Salina Journal, Wednesday, July 11,2007

GOESSEL -- Sam Schmidt, 94, Goessel, died Friday, July 6, 2007.
Mr. Schmidt was born Aug. 12, 1912, in Marion County. He was a dairy and crop farmer.
He was preceded in death by a grandchild.
Survivors include his wife, Dora, of Goessel; a son, Larry W. of Shawnee; two daughters, Shirley A. Szabo of New Britaiian, Conn., and Karen J. Monroe of Emporia; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and a step-great-great-grandchild.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, Goessel. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Alexanderwohl Mennonite Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to AGAPE Senior Center or Bethesda Home, in care of Miller Funeral Home, 303 E. Main, Box 96, Goessel 67053. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.


b. 15 Apr 19409 - Dalton, Missouri

d. 5 Oct 2006 - Great Bend, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) - Sunday, May 27, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

GREAT BEND - Fred J. Schmitt of Great Bend, Kansas, cherished husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to many, went to be with his Heavenly Father, Thursday, October 5, 2006. Fred was born, April 15, 1940 at Dalton, Mo., to Joseph and Marie Schwartz Schmitt. He was raised in Offerle, KS. He graduated from Offerle High School, where he excelled in football, basketball and track. He attended St. Mary of the Plains College, Dodge City, on an athletic scholarship with accounting and business as his major.

Fred married Kay GREEN, August 22, 1959, at St. Mary's Church in Hodgeman County, KS. She survives. Other survivors are sons Fritz and wife Lora and their children Hannah and Micah of Battlefield, MO, Brad and wife Vicki of Great Bend and their children, Josha Schmitt of Lawrence, Lynn and wife Katrina of Round Lake Beach, IL., Jerod Froetschner and wife Catherine of Orlando, FL, Lea Froetschner and her children, Dakota and Nicole of Great Bend. Daughter, Rhonda Ravenestein and her daughter, Jericah of Great Bend. His mother of Hoisington, KS. Sisters, Linda Mayhugh of Great Bend, Chris Hayes of Dodge City and brother, Anthony Schmitt of Salina. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Renee Schmitt, father, J.W. Schmitt and brothers, Mike, Jim and Jerry Schmitt.

After college Fred went to work at the Offerle Co-Op. He then worked at the Farmland Industries Ammonia Plant at Wright, KS from 1968-1970, but could not stay away from the Co-op. He returned to Offerle and working as an assistant manager until 1973, when they moved to Great Bend and worked as assistant manager for 3 years then became manager of the Great Bend Co-op until he retired in 1997. After several months, he came out of retirement and not being able to stay away from Co-ops, he went back to work for the Offerle Co-op as branch manager at the branch in Bucklin, KS. He retired in April 2006.

While at the Great Bend Co-Op, he was instrumental in developing the Ag-21 program, consolidated four bulk fuel plants into one plant, opened the Great Bend Ampride Store, merged with the Pawnee Rock Co-Op and the Albert Co-Op and helped developed the Kids Ag Program for the 4th graders in Barton County. Fred was on the FFA board of the Great Bend High School from 1977 to the present time. He was a member of the Great Bend Chamber. Served on the Advisory Board for the Bank of Co-Operatives and as Board Director for Servi-Tech in Dodge City. He was a director of Southwest Liquid and others to numerous to mention.

Memorial Graveside Services will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at Greencrest Memorial Gardens, Dodge City, with Fr. Wesley Schawe presiding.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Renee Schmitt Memorial Scholarship at Barton County Community College Holy Family School Endowment in care of Burkhart-Ziegler Funeral Chapel, 1901 N. 14th Ave., Dodge City, Kansas 67801


SCHNEIDER, Barnard Clair

b. abt 1947

d. 10 Sep 2007

From Wichita Eagle - Wednesday, January 12, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

OLMITZ - Schneider, Bernard Clair "Bud" PhD., 60, died Sept. 10, 2007. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend. Survivors: son, Tyler of Kansas City, Mo.; significant other, Sheila Jones of Great Bend; sister, Janice Brack and husband, Alan of Bison; 1 nephew; 2 nieces. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 9/12/2007.

Great Bend (Kan) Trbune - September 11, 2007

OLMITZ — Bernard Clair “Bud” Schneider, Ph.D, 60, died Sept. 10 at Hutchinson Hospital, Hutchinson. Born Aug. 13, 1947, at Great Bend, he was the son of Bernard A. and Leona L. Hopkins Schneider. Bud grew up on a farm outside Olmitz, along with his sister, Janice. Soon after graduating from Hoisington High School, Bud started his studies at Fort Hays Kansas State College, studying psychology, but was called to serve in the U.S. Army.

Bud’s last duty assignment in the Army was the 1st BN, 30th ARTY 1st Air Cavalry Division. He served from Oct. 11, 1966, until he was honorably discharged on Oct. 10, 1972. Bud served in the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in the Republic of Vietnam. While in the service he received the National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

After discharge he returned to college and finished his Bachelor of Arts degree on Dec. 20, 1971, and his master’s degree on Dec. 21, 1972. At Fort Hays college, Bud was initiated into the Psi Chi Chapter, the National Honor Society in Psychology. Bud worked as a psychologist over the years in various capacities, with the most recent employment with the Juvenile Correctional Facility at the Larned State Hospital Complex. In recent years he also completed his doctorate in psychology.

Over the years Bud pursued his interest in working with cattle. He began his business in the 1970s, where he learned to artificially inseminate cattle. In the late 1980s he learned embryo transfer and began his business, “Embryo Specialty Services.”

Bud was married to Paula DAYLOR, Sept. 8, 1979, in Manhattan. They had one son, Taylor Cole Schneider. Their marriage ended, but those who knew Bud knew of his love, pride and devotion to his son.

Survivors include a son, Tyler Cole Schneider, of Kansas City, Mo.; a significant other, Sheila Jones, Great Bend; a sister, Janice Brack and husband Alan of Bison; a nephew, Scott Brack and wife Jeana; two nieces, Jodi Romeiser and husband Duane, and Jessica Feldhausen and husband Rusty; and great-nieces and great-nephews Spencer and Brielle Romeiser and Carley, Cailyn and Colton Brack. He was recently preceded in death by an uncle, Jerry Hopkins. His mother passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend, with the Rev. Arlyn Thielenhaus officiating. Interment will be at the La Crosse Cemetery, La Crosse, with military honors conducted by a Fort Riley Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the family to receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Donations to a memorial fund for the American Cancer Society may be made in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www. bryantfh.net. Funeral arrangements provided by Bryant Funeral Home 1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530 620-793-3525 Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 12, 2007


SCHNEIDER, Emma (Bahm)

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b. abt 1930

d. May 2007 - Omaha, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 18 May 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

OMAHA - Fred W. Schneider Sr., 77, formerly of Scottsbluff has passed away.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 17, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Omaha.
Arrangements are by John A. Gentleman Mortuaries Pacific St. Chapel, 14151 Pacific St., Omaha, NE. 68154
Survivors include his wife, Jean Schneider of Omaha; children and spouses, Debbie and Ed Laugesen of Orlando, Fla., Michael and Laurie Schneider of Omaha, Mark Schneider of Kansas City, Mo., F. William Schneider and friend, Diana Schuman of Belgrade, Neb.; grandchildren, DeDe Collins, Nick Fugal, Amanda, Kristine and Eric Schneider; great-grandchildren, Jamie and Elizabeth Collins; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Dixie Schneider of Glendora, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, William and Lelia Schneider.


SCHNEIDER, Frieda (Leffler)

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SCHNEIDER, Irene (Herbel)

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b. 16 Jun 1925 - Abilene, Kansas

d. 2 May 2007 - Luray, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Saturday, May 5, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

LURAY -- Jack Schneider, 81, Luray, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007.

Mr. Schneider was born June 16, 1925, in Abilene. He was a farmer and rancher. He did custom harvesting for more than 25 years.

He married Betty MESSINGER on July 28, 1946, in Abilene.

He served on the Midway Co-op board of directors in Luray for 11 years. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Osborne, Russell VFW Post 6240 and the Luray American Legion Post 309. He served in the U.S. Navy as a machinist mate during World War II. He enjoyed woodworking.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Betty, of the home; daughter, Becky Dorman and husband Chris of Oakley; two sons, David H. and wife Harriet of DeWitt, Neb., and Martin Earl and wife Joleen of Florissant, Colo.; a brother, Robert of Newton; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

A celebration will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Faith Lutheran Church, Osborne. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today at Abilene Cemetery, Abilene. Memorials may be made to the landscaping memorial at Faith Lutheran Church, in care of Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, 610 N. Maple, Russell 67665.


SCHNEIDER, Joyce (Kepler)

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SCHNEIDER, Leona LaVerne (Hopkins)

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b. 1 Dec 1929 - Logan, Kansas

d. 16 Jun 2007 - Logan, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

LOGAN -- Lewis Lloyd Schneider, 77, rural Logan, died Saturday, June 16, 2007.
Mr. Schneider was born Dec. 1, 1929, in Logan. He was a farmer and rancher.
Survivors include his wife, Janene Marie, of rural Logan; a son, Lloyd of rural Logan; three daughters, LewJene Schneider and Leslye Woodard, both of Maize, and Dr. LewAnn Schneider of Clay Center; two brothers, Dr. Robert of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., and Donald of Beavercreek, Ohio; a sister, Mary Louise Wilcox of Port Ord, Ore.; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church, Logan. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Pleasant View Cemetery, Logan, with military honors by Ralph Defors American Legion Post 281. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Logan Funeral Home, 102 E. Church, Logan 67646.



b. 10 Oct 1936 - Hays, Kansas

d. 27 June 2007 - Salina, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Sunday, July 1, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

LaDonna C. Schwien, 70, Salina, died Wednesday, June 27, 2007.
Mrs. Schwien was born LaDonna C. Schneider on Oct. 10, 1936, in Hays. She was a homemaker

Survivors include her husband, Ronald D. (SCHWEIN), of the home; a son, Mitchell Lee of Kansas City, Kan.; three daughters, Kimberly Jo Frederking of Durham, N.C., Torri Ann Roth of Kansas City, Kan., and Michele Lyn Daniels of Carlsbad, Calif.; three brothers, Kenneth Schneider of WaKeeney, Vernon Schneider of Ransom and Leonard Schneider of Salina; a sister, Clarice Bell of Keller, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Schmitt Funeral Home, 336 N. 12th, WaKeeney 67672. Burial will be in Kansas Veterans' Cemetery, WaKeeney.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Salina or Rebecca Morrison House, in care of the funeral home.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Hays Daily News - Sunday, July 1,2007

LaDonna Schwien, 70, Salina, died Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at Hospice of Salina.

She was born Oct. 10, 1936, in Hays to Harm and Elsie (Eichman) Schneider. She attended Ransom elementary and high school. She was a 1955 graduate of Trego Community High School.

She married Ronald D. SCHWIEN on May 27, 1956, in Ransom. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, of the home; a son, Mitchell Lee Schwien, Kansas City; three daughters, Kimberly Jo Frederking, Durham, N.C., Torri Ann Roth, Kansas City, and Michele Lyn Daniels, Carlsbad, Calif.; three brothers, Kenneth Schneider, WaKeeney, Vernon Schneider, Ransom, and Leonard Schneider, Salina; a sister, Clarice Bell, Keller, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Schmitt Funeral Home, WaKeeeny; burial in Kansas Veteran’s Cemetery, WaKeeney. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. until time of service Tuesday at funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Salina or Rebecca Morrison House in care of the funeral home.



Oberdorf, Russia

b . November 24, 1910 - Oberdorf, Russia

d. 25 May 2007 - Greeley, Colorado

From Greeley Tribune, Greeley, Colorado - 05-28-2007

Submitted by Elaine McDowell
Lydia Kraft - Nov. 24, 1910 - May 25, 2007 - Age: 96 - Residence: Greeley
Tribute: Lydia S. Kraft was born in Oberdorf, Russia to George and Anna Elizabeth (Weitzel) Schneider. She came to the United State in October 1913 and lived in Greeley her entire life. On Jan. 19, 1936, she married George R. KRAFT in Greeley. He died on Feb. 14, 1992.
Mr. Kraft worked in the laundry department at the Weld County General Hospital and she and her husband owned and operated the Dairy Creme on 7th Avenue and 14th Street for 29 years, retiring in 1969.
She was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Congregational Church and the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia. She also was a member of the AMICA Club in Greeley and had lived at the Greeley Place for 15 1/2 years.
She enjoyed crocheting, cooking and she loved activities with her family. Mrs. Kraft died Friday, May 25, at Centennial Health Center in Greeley.
Survivors: A daughter, Joann Weinmeister of Greeley; two grandsons, Lauren and his wife Krista Weinmeister of Johnstown, and Mark Weinmeister of Houston, Texas; two granddaughters, Karen and her husband Mark Sitzman of Greeley, and Vivian and her husband Brian Foss of Eaton; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grand-children.
Preceded in death by: Her husband; her parents; four brothers; five sisters; and a son-in-law, Raymond Weinmeister, in 1993.
Funeral service: 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 30, at Allnutt Funeral Service - Macy Chapel.
Visitation: 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at Allnutt Funeral Service - Macy Chapel. Interment: Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley.
Note: Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Congregational church in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th St., Greeley, CO 80631.



b. 16 Jun 1935 - Cheyenne, Wyoming

d. 12 Jul 2007 - Cheyenne, Wyoming

From Wyoming Tribune-Eagle - Cheyenne, WY - 14 Jul 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Marian I. Hoffer, 72, of Cheyenne died July 12 (2007) at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Hoffer was born June 16, 1935, in Cheyenne and lived here all of her life.
She was a bookkeeper for Halladay Motors and Tyrrell Chevrolet, and was a member of Cheyenne Hills Church. Her passion at the church was outreach and communion.
Mrs. Hoffer is survived by her husband, Donald Hoffer Sr., whom she married Jan. 17, 1953, in Cheyenne; a daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Ronald Oglesbee Sr., of Cheyenne; a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Alice Schneider of Cheyenne; and six grandchildren, Christopher Dauphin, Michael Dauphin, Ronald Oglesbee Jr., and Ryan Oglesbee, all of Cheyenne, and Billy and Jeremy Hoffer, both of Oklahoma.
She was preceded in death by a son, Donald Hoffer Jr.; and her parents, Charles and Edna Schneider.
Memorial service will be 1 p.m. today at Cheyenne Hills Church. Cremation has taken place at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens. Friends may contribute to Cheyenne Hills Church.



b. 24 Feb 1923 - Olmitz, Kansas

d. 17 Oct 2007 - Great Bend, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, October 19, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Raymond A. Schneider, 84, died Oct. 17, 2007, at Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend.
He was born Feb. 24, 1923, in rural Olmitz, the son of Joseph and Theresia Bahr Schneider. A lifetime resident of Olmitz, he was a farmer and stockman.
He belonged to St. Ann Church, and the Knights of Columbus, both in Olmitz.
On May 11, 1954, he married Dorothy SCHWARZENBERGER in Collyer. She survives.
Other survivors include: two sisters, Rose M. Dietz, Hoisington, and Marge Steiner, Overland Park; a granddaughter, Erica Bolticoff and husband Scott, Lake Dallas, Texas; and three great-grandchildren, Kylie, Kira and Noah Bolticoff.
He was preceded in death by a son, Michael A. Schneider; and two brothers, Marion and Joseph Schneider.
Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Ann Catholic Church, Olmitz. Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the church with Father Ultan Murphy presiding. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, and from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday at the church. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to St. Ann Catholic Church, in care of the funeral home.