SCHWABAUER, Alexander P.

b. 15 Dec 1912 - Lincoln, Nebraska

d. 12 Nov 2007 - Goessel, Kansas

From Hillsboro Star Journal - November 14, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Alexander P. Schwabauer, 94, died Nov. 12, 2007, at Bethesda Home, Goessel.

Born Dec. 15, 1912, at Lincoln, Neb., he was the son of Jacob and Marie (Bender) Schwabauer.

On Sept. 30, 1939, he married Hildegarde KELLER at Chicago, Ill. She died in 2003.

He worked as a tailor and salesman in the Chicago area most of his life.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Jacob, John, and William; and three sisters, Theresa, Amelia, and Marie.

Survivors include his son, Neal and Arlys Schwabauer of rural Newton; brother, Joseph Schwabauer of Lincoln, Neb.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service was conducted this morning (Wednesday) at Faith Mennonite Church, Newton, with Pastor Gordon Smith officiating. Burial was in Tabor Mennonite Cemetery, rural Goessel. Memorial funds have been established with Bethesda Home or Hope Home Repair.


SCHWARZ, Emma "Kay M.

b. 20 May 1922 - Offerle, Kansaaas

d. 27 Nov 2007 - Dodge City, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

DODGE CITY - Emma "Kay" M. Hemken, 85, died Nov. 27, 2007, at Presbyterian Manor of the Plains, Dodge City.
She was born May 10, 1922, at Offerle, the daughter of Fred and Katherine "Katie" Burkhart Schwarz. She was a graduate of Offerle High School. A Dodge City resident since 1942, she worked in the clerk's office at the Ford County Courthouse, retiring in 1988.
She belonged to St. Cornelius Episcopal Church, the Anthem Club, the Carnegie Center for the Arts, and the Salvation Army Auxiliary, all at Dodge City.
On June 10, 1950, she married Carl HEMKEN at Offerle. He died March 28, 1991.
Survivors include: three daughters, Elaine Trenkamp, Deanna Hay, Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Brenda Lumpkins, Wilburton, Okla.; a brother, Edward F. Schwarz, Offerle; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: three brothers, infant Herman in 1919, Charles Schwarz and Herman Schwarz; and two sisters, Ludwina Butler and Marie Schmitt.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Cornelius Episcopal Church, Dodge City, with Father Dennis Zimmerman presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday, both at Burkhart-Ziegler Funeral Chapel, Dodge City. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Offerle.The family suggests memorials to Hospice of the Prairie or Manor of the Plains, both in care of the funeral home.

DODGE CITY - Hemken, Emma "Kay" (Schwarz), 85, died Nov. 27, 2007. Service 2 p.m. Friday, St. Cornelius Episcopal Church. Survivors: daughters, Elaine Trenkamp, Deanna Hay, Brenda Lumpkins; brother, Edward Schwarz; 2 grandchildren. Burkhart-Ziegler Funeral Chapel. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 11/28/2007.

SCHWAUBER, Katherine

b. 10 Jul 1906 - Russia

d. 17 Oct 2007 - Hillsboro, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, October 18, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

CANTON - Katherine "Katie" Musick, 101, died Oct. 17, 2007, in Parkside Homes, Hillsboro.
She was born July 10, 1906, in Russia, the daughter of Conrad and Mollie Lipps Schwabauer. She came to the U.S. on a boat from Russia with her parents at the age of 2. She had been a resident of Kansas since that time. She was a homemaker.
She belonged to Canton United Methodist Church, and was a member of Canton United Methodist Women and Canton Senior Citizens.
In 1928, she married Abe SEIBEL. He died in November 1952. On Nov. 21, 1963, she married Ernest A. "Hap" MUSICK. He died March 15, 1994.
Survivors include: three daughters, Betty Moorhead, Placerville, Calif., Liz Hein, Waco, Texas, and Rosie Williams, Allen, Texas; a brother, Theodore Schwabauer, Canton; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and numerous step great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Jimmy and Joe Seibel, a daughter, Georgia Paulson, two stepsons, Don and Bill, three brothers, Ben, Ruben and Hank Schwabauer, and five sisters, Mollie Huston, Maragret "Eva" Reeves, Leah Schwabauer, and twin sisters.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Canton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Brooks presiding, assisted by the Revs. Jack and Gymmie Smith. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Olson's Mortuary, Canton. Burial will be in Ebenfeld Cemetery, Hillsboro. Memorials may be sent to Canton United Methodist Church or the Canton Senior Center, in care of the mortuary.



b. 1 July 1956 - Syracuse, Kansas

d. 28 Jul 2007 - Coolidge, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, July 30, 2007

COOLIDGE - Burge Schwerdfeger, 51, died July 28, 2007, at his home. He was born July 1, 1956, in Syracuse, the son of Gene and Ruth Schwerdfeger. Survivors include: wife, Nikki, Coolidge; two sons, Mark and Scott, Coolidge; mother, Ruth, Coolidge; one brother, Steven, Cantonment, Fla.; two sisters, Kathy Knott, Coolidge, and Penny Boltz, Syracuse; three nephews; three nieces; several cousins; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Gene; grandparents, Ed and Ormal Humberg, Towner, Colo.; C.W. and Florence Schwerdfeger, Syracuse. Funeral will be 9 a.m. MDT Tuesday at the Coolidge High School gymnasium, with the Rev. Ralph Plummer officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, Holly, Colo., and prior to services Tuesday. Burial will be in Syracuse Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Greeley County Hospital, Tribune, or through Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel.


SCHWIEN, LaDonna C. (Schneider)

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SCHWIEN, Leonard L.

b. 7 May 2930 - Russell, Kansas

d. 15 Aug 2007 - Russell, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, August 17, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

RUSSELL -- Leonard L. "Larry" Schwien, 77, Russell, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007.
Mr. Schwien was born May 7, 1930, in rural Russell. He was an electronics repairman.
He was preceded in death by a son, Stewart, in 1973; and a grandson.
Survivors include his wife, Norma, of the home; a son, Stan of Russell; three daughters, Marcie Juergensen of Great Bend, Belinda Petty of Newport News, Va., and Brenda Keffer of Russell; a sister of Milberger; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Russell. Burial will be in Russell City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Southwind Hospice or the church, in care of Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, 610 N. Maple, Russell 67665. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the mortuary, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Online condolences may be sent to pvpmortuary@eagelcom.net.

Great Bend Tribune - August 16, 2007

RUSSELL — Leonard L. “Larry” Schwien, 77, of Russell, died Aug. 15 at his home. He was born on May 7, 1930, on the family farm in rural Russell, the son of Sigmond and Lydia (Bender) Schwien.

Larry attended the Russell school district and later he received his degree in electric repair from a home study course. He was united in marriage to Norma BOXBERGER on Jan. 7, 1951, in Russell and from this union Larry and Norma were blessed with two sons and three daughters.

Larry enjoyed working as a farmer and stockman and retired in 1995 when his son Stan took over. He also operated an electronic repair shop at his home for many years. He worked for F & M Oil Company for 15 years. He enjoyed building things and was proud to have helped build the TV tower in Great Bend.

He was known for being a patient man, always having a smile on his face, having a sense of humor and humming while he worked. He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing with his grandchildren, working the CB radio and tinkering on small electronics for family and friends.

He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Russell and was a church council member.

Surviving family include his wife of 56 years, Norma of the home, one son, Stan Schwien and wife Fonna of Russell; three daughters, Marcella Juergensen and husband David of Great Bend, Belinda Petty and husband David of Newport News, Va., and Brenda Keffer and husband Lee of Russell; a sister of Milberger; and 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Those preceding Larry in death were his parents; one son, Stewart Schwien, on Aug. 20, 1973; one grandson; two sisters and one brother.

A celebration of Larry’s life will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Russell. Burial will follow the service at the Russell City Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with the family present to greet friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday evening. A memorial has been established with Southwind Hospice and Trinity United Methodist Church. Contributions and condolences may be left with Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, or condolences may be e-mailed to pvpmortuary@eagelcom.net.

Funeral Funeral arrangements provided by Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary
Russell, KS 67665 (785) 483-2212 Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 17, 2007


SCHWIND, Marlene A. (Wiens)

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SCHWINDT, Dorothy Mary (Frank)

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SCHWINDT, Hannah Marie

b. 16 Nov 1908 - Bison, Kansas

d. 7 Aug 2007 - La Crosse, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, August 12, 2007

Submitted by Mark B. Wills
La CROSSE - Hannah Marie Auston, 98, died Aug. 7, 2007, at Rush County Memorial Hospital, La Crosse.
She was born Nov. 16, 1908, in Bison, the daughter of John and Anna Elizabeth Scheuerman Schwindt. She was a lifelong resident of Rush County. She attended and graduated from Utica High School. She was a homemaker and employed at Rush County Memorial Hospital for 26 years, retiring in 1986.
She belonged to United Methodist Church, Alexander.
On April 29, 1929, she married Charles Edward AUSTON in Lyons. He died May 29, 1983.
Survivors include: a son, Charles, Great Bend; three daughters, Charlene Fink, Hoyt, Joan Grimes, Marco Island, Fla., and Norma Teater, Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Minnie Nicoll, Denver, and Ethel Duncan, Hartman, Ark.; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a grandson, Lee Dilsaver; a brother, Benjamin F. Schwindt; and six sisters, Sarah Baker, Ella Yost, Anna Bisterfeldt, Clara Foos, Nima Mellick and Martha Bernbeck.

Cremation and a private graveside service has already been held.


SEIBEL, Helen (Eitzen)

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SEIBEL, Katherine Musick (Schwabauer)

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SEIBEL, Wesley D.

b. 6 Jul 1922 - Harvey, North Dakota

d. 28 Aug 2007 - Hillsboro, Kansas

From Abilene Reflector Chronicle - August 30, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

HILLSBORO--Wesley D. Seibel, 75, Hillsboro, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007.

He was born July 6, 1922, in Harvey, N.D.

Mr. Seibel was a carpenter.

Survivors include his wife, Rosella of the home; two sons, Brandon Seibel of Enterprise and John Seibel of Abilene; one daughter, Rhonda Donahue of Fort Collins, Colo.; one brother, Ralph Seibel of Fort Benton, Mont.; two sisters, LaVella Faul and Janice Triebwasser, both of Harvey, N.D.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church, Hillsboro. Burial will be in Gnadenau Cemetery, Hillsboro.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, at Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington, Hillsboro.

Hillsboro Star Journal - September 5, 2007

Wesley D. Seibel, 75, Hillsboro, died Aug. 28, 2007, at Parkside Homes, Hillsboro.

Born Feb. 6, 1932, at Harvey N.D., he was the son of Sam J. and Marie (Zelner) Seibel. He was a carpenter.

On Nov. 25, 1954, he married Rosella SIEMENS. She survives.

He was a member of Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church, Hillsboro.

Survivors include his wife of the home, two sons, Brandon of Enterprise and John of Abilene; one daughter, Rhonda Donahue of Fort Collins, Colo.; one brother, Ralph Seibel of Fort Benton, Mont.; two sisters, LaVella Faul and Janice Triebwasser, both of Harvey, N.D.; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Services were Monday at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church with Pastor Stephen Humber presiding. Burial was at Gnadenau Cemetery, Hillsboro.

Memorial funds are established at the church and Mennonite Central Committee.


SEIBERT, Catherine Carolyn (Freeberg)

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SELL, Lawrence (Lorenz)

Frank, Russia

b. 6 Aug 1908 - Frank, Russia

d. 27 May 2007 - Mitchell, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld , Scottsbluff, NE - 30 May 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmidk

MITCHELL - Lawrence (Lorenz) Sell, Sr., 98, departed this life Sunday, May 27, 2007, at the Mitchell Care Center in Mitchell. He was a longtime resident of the North Platte Valley, having lived in Scottsbluff, Lyman, and Mitchell for most all of 95 years.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, June 1, at the Jolliffe Funeral Home Chapel in Scottsbluff. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery following the service.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 31, from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Jolliffe Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Zion Evangelical Church in Scottsbluff. Online condolences may be offered to the family at
Lawrence was born Aug. 6, 1908, in Frank, Russia - one of the Volga German communities from which many Western Nebraska families immigrated. With his parents, George and Anna Marie (Heizenrader) Sell, and four older siblings (Molly, John, Pauline, and Alexander), he came to the US as a small boy in 1912 through Ellis Island. Traveling by rail from New York City to initially live with relatives in Morrill. His family worked over the next decades as seasonal laborers on farms and in sugar factories. In addition, he drove gas and ready-mix trucks and sold used cars. He loved his family and enjoyed fishing and baseball.

He married Lydia SCHLEDEWITZ (who also came to the US with her family as a two-year old from Yost, Russia) Jan. 30, 1928. Together, they raised three sons and three daughters.
Those who knew Lawrence recognized him as someone with a great memory for names, places, and events. His conversations often connected people he met with relatives, friends, and personal histories. He will long be remembered for this great capacity to recall and honor the past, including the spiritual aspects of life.
Survivors include his daughters, Betty (Vic) Loose and Elsie (Reiny) Foos, both of Scottsbluff; son, G. Roger (Bobbi) Sell of Springfield, Mo.; 27 grandchildren; and 43 great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers (including Jack and Rueben); sisters; his wife, Lydia (in 1990); sons Lawrence Jr. and Marvin Sr.; and daughter, Ruth Weinmaster


SENN, Bernice Elizabeth (Hoffman)

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b. 31 Jan 1918 - Giltner, Nebraska

d. 30 Sep 2007 - North Platte, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 3 Oct 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

NORTH PLATTE - Paul M. Shafer, 89, of 3321 West E, North Platte, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007.
A funeral mass for him will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Gering, with the Reverend Gerald Harr officiating. A private family burial will be held at West Lawn Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Gering Memorial Chapel.
The Rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Christ the King Catholic Church.
Memorials have been established to Christ the King Building Fund in Gering, and the Boy Scouts of America. Tributes of sympathy may be left at
Paul was born Jan. 31, 1918, in Giltner, Neb., to Dorothy L. and Paul M. Shafer. The Shafer family moved to McCool Junction, Aurora, and Minatare, Neb., before settling in the Scottsbluff/Gering area.
Paul graduated from Gering High School in 1936. He was very active in the Boy Scouts, and attended the National Jamboree in Washington D.C., in 1937. After Paul's father passed away in 1938, he began managing the family service station with his mother. He owned and operated Shafer's Texaco in Gering, until 1970.
Paul married Thelma D. BURGE on June 25, 1946, at St. Agnes Catholic Church Scottsbluff. Paul was a lifetime member of the Elk's Lodge 1367 in Scottsbluff. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, and was exemplified as a Fourth Degree Knight in May 1947.
Preceding him in death was his wife, Thelma of 61 years, on August 30, 2007.
Survivors include his daughter, Karen (Lemmer) of North Platte; sons, Tim of Denver and John (Susan) of Raleigh, N.C.; granddaughters, Andrea (Kris) Smith of Charlotte, N.C., and Jennifer (Don) Gardner of Atlanta, Ga.; a niece and three nephews.


SHIMP, Scott Neil

b. 22 Aug 1979 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

d. 11 Sep 2007 - Scottsboro, Alabama

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 21 Sep 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

FT. CAMPBELL, Ky. - Captain Scott Neil Shimp, United States Army, 28, formerly of Bayard, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007 in a Black Hawk helicopter accident near Scottsboro, Ala.
His Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Bayard High School Auditorium with Pastors Alice Shriver, Ron Nuss-Warren, and Chaplain (Major) Charles Underwood officiating. Interment will be in the Veterans Circle at the Bayard Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Ft. Campbell Army C Co., 4-101 AVN REGT.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials would be appreciated to the Faith United Church of Christ at Bayard or the Bayard High School with a specific memorial to be established at a later date.
Friends unable to attend the funeral may sign his register book at the Jolliffe Funeral Home at Scottsbluff, Thursday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 21 from Noon to 5 p.m. Scott's obituary may be viewed at
www.jolliffefuneralhome.com where condolences may be left.
Scott was born Aug. 22, 1979, in Scottsbluff, the son of Curtis N. and Teri L. (Schanhols) Shimp. He attended school at Bayard, where he graduated with the Class of 1998 as the Salutatorian of his class. While in high school Scott was involved in football, wrestling, 21st Century Singers, Choir and the National Honor Society. He was a member of the Boy Scouts Troop 22 in Bayard and received his Eagle Scout Award Nov. 8, 1996. He was also a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow.
He accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in June of 1998. Scott graduated from West Point, June 1, 2002, with a degree in electrical engineering. His Class was the bi-centennial class to graduate from West Point and their diplomas were presented by President George W. Bush. He was then commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in Aviation. Following his completion of the Initial Rotary Wing Course, Aviation Basic Course, and UH-60L Qualification Course in 2003, Captain Shimp was assigned to the Stetson Troop, 4th Squadron, 3d ACR at Ft. Carson, Colo., where he served as a platoon leader from 12months including 6 months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom I. In December 2004, Captain Shimp moved from Stetson Troop to the S3 shop where he served as an assistant S3 for nearly 1 year. During Operation Iraqi Freedom III, Captain Shimp served as the 4th Squadron's support platoon leader where he remained until departing Ft. Carson in October 2006. In April 2007, Captain Shimp completed the Aviation Captain's Career Course at Ft. Rucker, Ala. and immediately reported to C Co. 4-101 AVN REGT, Ft. Campbell, Ky.
Captain Shimp's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Army Aviator Badge and the Parachutist Badge.
Scott was a U. S. Army Black Hawk helicopter pilot, who loved to fly and was honored to be able to serve his country. He loved to snowboard, jet-ski, ride his motorcycle, camping and hiking and spending time at the lake with his family and friends. Scott's family and friends meant the world to him. He was always there for everyone including his military family. He especially loved spending time with his big brother Chad and little sister Misty. HE WAS OUR HERO!!
Survivors include his father and mother Curtis and Teri Shimp of Bayard; brother, Chad and his fiancée Sandy Kosmicki of Grand Island, Neb.; sister, Misty Shimp of Bayard; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as many friends.


SHOCK, Larry

b. 20 Dec 1947 - Kulm, North Dakota

d. 8 Aug 2007 - Harlowton

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 12 Aug 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

HARLOWTON - Larry Schock, husband, father and friend, passed away comfortably in the Lord's arms Aug. 8, 2007, after battling cancer.
Larry was born Dec. 20, 1947, in Kulm, N.D. His family moved to Glendive when he was three years old. He spent his years growing up there, always talking about what a wonderful childhood he had. Larry's mother, Edna, had a huge garden, and he loved all the wonderful German food she used to cook. His father, Enoch, used to butcher and make the best sausage. Larry started working at the Jordan Hotel in Glendive when he was 16 and pursued the hotel and motel business.
Larry met his love and soul mate, Linda KINTON, in high school. They were married in 1968, having two sons, Todd and Troy, whom he adored. Over the years Larry and Linda managed and owned several motels around Montana, Idaho, and Texas. They loved working together. However, Larry always felt the business in Harlowton was special and stayed there for over 20 years.
Larry loved to go fishing (especially at Sutherland) and have coffee with friends. He always said he was a lucky man to have everything he had. Larry was looking forward to retiring, spending the winters at their home in Mesquite, Nev., barbecuing and sitting on the patio drinking coffee and coming to Montana in the summers to see the grandchildren, can pickles with his brother and go fishing with family and friends. Larry loved life.
We cannot express enough how much we will miss him - his smile, jokes and loving voice. Larry was so thankful and grateful for all his family and friends that spent time and prayed for him while fighting the cancer. It meant everything to him.
Larry is survived by his wife Linda; two sons Todd (Stacy) of Harlowton, Troy of Billings; grandchildren Jessica, Bridger, Shara and Taylor; two brothers LeMar (Marlene) of Glendive, Dennis (Dorothy) of Billings and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Enoch and Edna (Buerkle) Schock.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 18, at the Faith Chapel Church in Harlowton. Perkins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


SHUR, Robert L.

b. 27 Feb 1929 -

d. 9 May 2007 - Rio Linda, California

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 2 Jun 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

RIO LINDA, Calif. - Robert L. Suhr, formerly of Bayard died Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at home of natural causes.
Memorial services were held May 13, in Sacramento, Calif.
Inurnment will be held at Sunset Memorial Park in Scottsbluff at a later date.
Robert was born Feb. 27, 1929. He married Mildred SCHLAUGER Nov. 14, 1954 in Scottsbluff. They had five children. He enlisted in the Army in 1948.
Robert worked for B&C Steel in 1952, he moved to California in 1958. He worked running heavy equipment.
Survivors include sons, Robin Suhr, Rio Linda, Harold Suhr, Sacramento, Calif.; daughters, Sheila Suhr, Sacramento, Sharon Ballaglia, Sacramento; sisters, Anna Simmons, Cheyenne, Wyo. Dorothy Fillis, Gering,

Bernice Whitehead, Durant, Okla., and Patricia (Richard) Kraus, Greeley, Colo.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Louie and Martha (Rayborn) Suhr, son Dale Suhr, a brother and two sisters.


SIEKER, George A.

b. 3 Nov 12935 - Hutchinson, Kansas

d. 2 Nov 2007 - Ellinwood, Kansas

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

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

CHASE - George A. Sieker, 81, died Nov. 2, 2007, at Ellinwood District Hospital.
He was born Nov. 3, 1925, in Hutchinson, the son of Harry Irwin and Amelia Marie Galliart Sieker Sr. He graduated in 1943, from Ellinwood High School. A resident of Barton and Rice counties since 1942, formerly of Dodge City, he was a retired farmer.
He belonged to St. John's Lutheran Church, Ellinwood, where he was president of the congregation and a choir member, the USD 401 School Board, Chase Co-op board, and the Raymond Township Trustee.
On Oct. 24, 1948, he married Virginia L. BINGER in Ellinwood. She survives.
Other survivors include: three sons, Ron and his wife Barb, Dodge City, Richard and his wife Patty, Russell, and Robert and his wife Carol, Chase; a daughter, Carolyn Poole, Stafford; six grandchildren, Michelle and Doug Adams, Audrey and Casey Rynerson, Brian Sieker, Kurt Sieker, Emily Poole, and Melody Poole; and a great-grandson, Parker Rynerson.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Ann Sieker and brother, Harry Sieker Jr.
Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Ellinwood, with the Rev. Jeff Frakes presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, at Kimple Funeral Home, Ellinwood, with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Lakin-Comanche District Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Lutheran Church Altar Guild, or the Ellinwood District Hospital Auxiliary, both in care of the funeral home.

SIEMERS, Florence

b. 20 Mar 1921 - Sidney, Nebraska

d. 3 Nov 2007 - Sidney, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld , Scottsbluff, NE - 9 Nov 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schnick

SIDNEY - Florence Jelinek, 86, passed away late Saturday evening, Nov. 3, 2007, at the Memorial Health Center Extended Care in Sidney.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sidney with Pastor Edgar L. Schambach officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Florence Jelinek Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of the American National Bank, P.O. Box 19, Sidney, NE 69162. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Crema-tion service is in charge of the arrangements.
Florence Leta Anna (Siemers) Jelinek, the daughter of Fred and Lena (Lockman) Siemers, was born March 20, 1921, on a farm just north of Sidney. Florence attended country school at District 77 and graduated from Sidney High School in 1938. At the age of fifteen, she took her first job at the Sidney Creamery. She married Dude JELINEK October 16, 1941. They were married for only seven weeks when World War II began and Dude was stationed at Pearl Harbor for the next thirty-seven months. During this time Florence was employed by the Sioux Army Depot, where she was in charge of the ammunition department. Upon Dude's return, they began farming in and around the Sidney area. In 1949 Dude and Florence purchased a package liquor store. In 1952, the business was expanded by opening the Brandin' Iron Lounge. During this time, Florence continued to do the bookkeeping for both the Brandin' Iron and Elwell Motors. In November of 1962 they opened Dude's Steak House and later added a banquet room and dance hall in 1965. Over the next sixty-five years, Florence remained the sole bookkeeper for their businesses and Dude's other financial ventures.
Florence enjoyed being socially active in a variety of organizations. She served as President of the local bowling league, Girl Scout Troop leader for both daughters, treasurer for Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, was a mem-ber of the local bridge group, and was very accomplished in the D.O.E.S. organization serving as Chapter President then becoming Regional President. Florence was the recipient of many local and national awards. She was honored numerous times by being listed in the Who's Who of Executives in Business. Dude and Florence were presented with the Cheyenne County Business Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001 and Florence was honored as the Nebraska Restaurateur of the Year in 2003.
If this wasn't enough, Florence and Dude raised two daughters and played a vital role in the lives of their grandchildren and were blessed to have been able to enjoy their great-grandchildren. Florence had a love for people and learning and it is for this reason that a memorial fund has been established in her name.
Survivors include her daughters, Peggy Langley and husband Dallas and Patty Gorman and husband Larry both of Sidney; grandchildren, Kristi Langley, Kyle Langley and wife Audrey, Jennifer Gorman, Joseph Gorman and Eric Siebert; great-grandchildren, Savannah Langley, Dalton and Dillon Siebert and Dominic Torres; sisters-in-law, Esther Siemers of Sidney, Goldie Johnson of Scottsbluff and Viola Jelinek of Kimball.
Florence was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Dude in 1998; brother, Al Siemers; sis-ter, Rosetta Frame and husband Chet; and brothers-in-law, Kenneth Jelinek and Louis Johnson.


SINCLAIR, Elma Esther (Ehrlich)

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SMITH, Lanita Marie (Karst)

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