WACKER, Freida M. (Wagner)

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WAGNER, Mrs. Conrad

b. 20 Apr 1878 - Russia

d. 16 Nov 1935 - Manfred, North Dakota

From Wells County Free Press, Fessenden ND 28 Nov 1935

Submitted by eusteel@cox.net

Mrs. Conrad Wagner of Harvey, who died last Saturday, November 16, (1935) at her home in that city, was laid to rest last Thursday, November 21st at the Seven Day Adventist cemetery south of Manfred.
Mrs. Wagner was born in Russia on April 10th, 1878 and came to the United States in 1893. She and her husband homesteaded on a farm nine miles southwest of Manfred and moved into Harvey about 12 years ago.
Funeral services were held last week Thursday, November 21st at the Adventist church in Harvey and at the Adventist church south of Manfred at which place interment was made.
Mrs. Wagner is survived by four sons, Joe and John of Manfred and Ben and Phillip of Harvey: four daughters, Mrs. Ben Kreiter of Manfred, Mrs. Jake Hintz of Lodi, Calif., Emma and Rosie of Harvey; two brothers, Ralph Ries of Mandan and Joe Ries; one sister, Mrs. Wolf who still lives in Russia. Her husband preceded her in death five years ago. Her demise was caused by apoplexy.

WAGNER, Frieda M.

Parents from Frank, Russia

b. 3 Apr 1917 - McCook, Nebraska

d. 17 Apr 1007 - Thornton, Colorado

From Fort Morgan Times, Fort Morgan, Colorado - 04-28-2007

Submitted by Elaine McDowell

Freida M. Wacker, 90 - Former Morgan woman active in church, Sunday school

Freida M. Wacker, 90, of Thornton died April 17 at the North Suburban Hospital in Thornton.

Mrs. Wacker was born April 3, 1917, in McCook, Neb., to George and Katie Gettman Wagner. Her parents had immigrated to the United States from Frank, Russia, where many German families had settled. The family then moved to Fort Morgan, where she grew up and attended school.
She was married to Paul C. Wacker Dec. 15, 1935, in Fort Morgan. The family lived in the Fort Morgan area until they moved to the Globeville community of Denver. She worked managing one of the largest lunchroom programs in the Denver Public Schools system, a position she held until her retirement.
Mrs. Wacker was a member of the 1st German Congregational Church and later Heritage Community Bible Church .She was active in the life and ministry of her church. She was a member of the Friendly Society and the Ladies Aid. She taught all ages of Sunday school including the Confirmation Sunday School Class. She was the first woman Sunday school superintendent and a member of the May Flower Circle of friends.
She quilted, did ceramics and enjoyed spending time in the mountains. She and her husband traveled extensively from coast to coast. They visited Alaska, frequented Yellowstone and attended the rededication of the Statue of Liberty. They were also able to travel to Europe.
Mrs. Wacker is survived by two brothers, Benjamin Wagner of Greeley and Samuel Wagner of Denver; her daughter, Betty Weiderspon of Greeley; her son, Paul Wacker of Golden Gate Canyon; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband; three brothers, Gus, George and Jake Wagner, and one sister, Esther Wagner.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Heritage Community Bible Church in Arvada.
Funeral Moore Howard Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.


WAGNER, Marguerite Lena

b. 5 Jun 1927 - Lovell, Wyoming

d. 22 Sep 2007 - Billings, Montana

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 24 Sep 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Marguerite "Peggy" Lena Hartman departed this earth on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007.
Marguerite was born on June 5, 1927, in Lovell, Wyo. to John and Maybelle Wagner. Peggy was raised in Deaver, Wyo., graduating from Deaver High School in 1945.
On Sept. 6, 1948, Peggy married Kenneth HARTMAN. Peggy worked for the Bureau of Reclamation in Cody, Wyo. from 1947 to 1949.
In 1956 they moved to Billings. Peggy worked for J.C. Penny in Billings for 15 years.
Peggy leaves behind her brother Dick Wagner; her sister Judy Phillips; sons Kendall (Dee Ann) and Ron (Kristi); daughter Vicki (Mark) Mason; seven grandchildren Travis, Kari, Jessica, Alison, Renea, Chad and Michelle and three great-grandchildren, Tanalee, Aiden and Avery.
Peggy was baptized at St. John's Lutheran of Lovell in July, 1927, and confirmed May 17, 1942. She remained an active member of Christ the King Lutheran throughout her life.
Memorials can be made to Christ the King Lutheran Church, 759 Newman Ave., Billings MT 59101
Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Cremation or Funeral Gallery. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Christ the King Lutheran Church. Arrangements are by Cremation or Funeral Gallery.

Wagner, Racheal (Hauf)

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WAGNER, Victor

b. 8 Jan 1912 - Russell, Kansas

d. 28 Aug 2007 - Lingle, Nebraska

From Casper Star Tribune - Casper, WY - 26 Aug 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

LINGLE -- Graveside services for Victor "Vic" Wagner, 95, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Lingle.

Visitation will be at the Colyer Funeral Home in Torrington on Monday from 1 to 7 p.m.

He died on Aug. 23, 2007 at Golden Living Center in Scottsbluff, Neb.

He was born Victor Wilhelm Wagner, the son of Heinrich and Katherine (Eurich) Wagner in Russell, Kan., in (Jan. 8, ) 1912. The family then moved to Scottsbluff, Neb., and then to Lingle in the 1930's.

He met Henrietta KOCH and the two were married in Gering, Neb., in 1935.

He went to work at the mines in Sunrise, where he stayed until retirement in 1977.

His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and carpentry work.

Survivors include his daughter and her husband, Vicki Small of Torrington; his son and his wife, William of Gilbert, Ariz., two brothers, Ted and Albert Wagner of Torrington and Riverton and two sisters, Alma Schmidt and Edith Nab, both of Michigan; eight grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, five brothers, one sister, and one son.

Memorials can be made out to Prairie Haven Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home


WAGNER, Wilma Domson (Conyers)

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WALDSCHMIDT, Sylvia J. (Leiker)

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WALL, Mary W.

b. 9 May 1919 - Tschangrau, Russia

d. 4 Jun 2007 - Hillsboro, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, June 5, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

HILLSBORO - Mary W. Wiens, 88, died June 4, 2007, at Parkside Homes, Hillsboro.

She was born on March 9, 1919, in Tschangrau, Russia, the daughter of Cornelius and Agnes Dyck Wall. She was an associate professor for early childhood education.

She belonged to Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church.

On Aug. 20, 1942, she married Ben WIENS in Mountain Lake, Minn. He survives.

Survivors include: a daughter, Sandra K. Wiens, Guilford, Conn.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church with Pastor Dave Plett presiding. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the church's cemetery, Hillsboro.

Memorials may be sent to CMBS or Tabor College Elementary Education Scholarship Fund, both in care of the funeral home.


WALTER, Helen M.

b. 22 Feb 1919 - Billings, Montana

d. 28 Aug 2007- Billings, Montana

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 31 Aug 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

After a valiant battle with acute leukemia, Helen M. Reiter, age 78, passed away peacefully at St. Vincent's in the presence of her loving family, on Aug. 28, 2007.
Helen was born Feb. 22, 1929, in Billings the daughter of Adam and Mollie Walter. She was sixth of seven children. She graduated from Billings Senior High School in l947. Helen married George Wm. REITER Nov. 27, 1949, and the couple farmed in Huntley and Laurel. They were blessed with four children, Vickie, Randy, George and Anita.
She not only carried the burden of farm activities, but also worked as a teller at Yellowstone Bank in Laurel for many years.
Helen loved the Lord and was actively involved in Ladies Aid, Bible class and Visiting Angels. She always had a kind word and deed for her fellow man. Helen cherished her garden and took pride in canning preserves and food for her family. Her noodles and meatballs were a family tradition.
Helen adored her nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Adam and Mollie Walter; and brother Herman. She is survived by daughter Vickie (Richard) Swander; sons Randy ( Sharon) Reiter, George Reiter; and daughter Anita (Rick) Harman; brothers Alvin, Harold (Ione), Ken (Barbara); sisters, Hannah (Henry) Robertus, Ruth (Gary) Armstrong; grandchildren Tad (Amanda) Swander, Brea (Johnathan) Honold, Tianna Swander, Shere,(Todd) Cooney, Carla (Eric) Ulschak, Bryan Reiter, Jason (Stephanie Nicolosi) Harman, Jennifer (Ryan) McLean, Steven Harman; great grandchildren Arianna Swander, Kaylee Swander, Madison and Molly Cooney, Connor and Ashton Ulschak, Ethan Roberts and Tavish McLean; and numerous nephews, nieces and friends.
Cremation has taken place and interment of her cremains will be Saturday, Sept. 1, at 12:30 p.m., at the Laurel Cemetery, and a memorial service will be held Saturday, at 2 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 409 S. 36th, Billings.
Memorials may be made in Helen's name to the Pilgrim Congregational Church or the St. Vincent's Foundation for the Oncology Department, 1106 N. 30th St., Billings, MT 59101.


WALTER, Rachel

Parents from Walter, Russia

b. 22 Oct 1912 - Billings, Montana

d. 22 Nov 2007 - Laurel, Montana

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 24 Nov 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

LAUREL - On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, 2007, after a long and full life, Rachel Walter passed away in Laurel, at the age of 95 years and 1 month.
Rachel's parents came to Billings from the German colony of Walter, Russia, in April 1912, with two sons. Later that year, Rachel was born on Oct. 22, 1912, to Christian and Katherine Schoessler Walter on the family farm west of Billings. She attended Canyon Creek and Elysian schools. Summers were spent working in the fields with her five brothers and one sister.
On Jan. 19, 1933, Rachel married George WALTER, Jr. in Billings. They met at a local shack dance, where George played his accordion in the band. George and Rachel farmed various locations west of Billings while raising six children. In 1943, they purchased their farm near Hesper. In 1974, they retired and moved to Laurel. After 44 years of marriage, George died in 1977. Rachel continued to live in their home until January 2003, when her health began to fail.
Rachel worked hard on the farms. She worked in the fields, first learning how to drive a team of horses, then driving tractors and trucks. Many of her days were spent working in the beet fields, shocking grain and stacking hay alongside the rest of her family, in addition to cooking for the work crews and caring for her six children.
Church was important to Rachel. She was baptized, confirmed and married in Pilgrim Congregational Church, then named German Congregational Church. She faithfully attended church and was active in Ladies Aid until age 93.
Rachel was a devoted mother, in addition to helping with the farm work. The death of her youngest daughter in 1962 was a sad time in her life. After moving to Laurel, Rachel was active in the Laurel Senior Citizens group, playing in the band and singing with the choir for area nursing homes. She drove her car and raised a garden until age 92.
Rachel kept in close contact with all her family, writing letters to her grandchildren who did not live close by. She will be remembered for her homemade noodles, bread and pies. At the time of her death, she had 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A special occasion for her were her annual birthday parties attended by almost all of her family and special friends. Recently, she was able to celebrate her 95th birthday with a party on Oct. 22.
Rachel's survivors include her sister, Lydia Miller; three sons, Harvey (Hazel) of Forsyth, Melvin (Lorraine) of Hardin, Delbert (Paula) of Red Lodge; two daughters, Gerry (Herbert) Mangis of Billings and Jeanette (Dan) Koch of Laurel; a special nephew, Dick Fritzler of Laurel. Three surviving sisters-in-law are Charlene Walter of Billings, Esther Weschenfelder of Laurel and Helen Walter of Bozeman. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband George; daughter JoAnn Joyce; and brothers George, Christ, Arthur, Samuel and Alvin Walter.
A service to celebrate the life of this special lady will be held Monday, Nov. 26, at 2 p.m., at the Pilgrim Congregational Church. Visitation will be at the church prior to the funeral. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Pilgrim Congregational Church at 409 S. 36th St., Billings, MT 59101.
Rachel is gone, but not forgotten. Although we are apart, her spirit lives within us, forever in our hearts.


WALTERS, Esther Elsa (Stuckert)

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WARKENTINE, LaVella M. (Tracey)

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WASINGER, Inez Cecilia

b. abt 1921

d. 9 Aug 2007 - Garden City, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, August 11, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

GARDEN CITY - Inez Cecilia Wasinger, 86, died Aug. 9, 2007, at her home, Garden City.
Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Monday, at St. Dominic Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 to 6 p.m. Monday at Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery.



b. 10 May 1927 - Hays, Kansas

d. 3 Jul 2007 - Hays, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - July 7, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

James "Red” Wasinger, 80, Hays, died Tuesday, July 3, 2007, at Hays Good Samaritan Center.

He was born May 10, 1927, in Hays to Martin F. and Mary (Schmidt) Wasinger.

He married Barbara Lee (HENN) on Dec. 24, 1947. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of 18 months and later enlisted in the U.S. Air Force before retiring with the rank of Master Sergeant after 21 years of service. He worked as a custodian at Fort Hays State University for 12 years after retirement from the Air Force.

He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, both of Hays, and a member of the Air Force Sergeants Association. His wishes were to donate his body to University of Kansas School of Medicine for teaching and research.

Survivors include his wife, Hays; a son, James T. Wasinger, Pasadena, Texas; two daughters: Lynn Hopkins, Tulsa, Okla., and Kenda Denison, Hays; two brothers, Joe Wasinger, Sun City West, Ariz., and John Wasinger, Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters, Rosaline Karlin and Emily Richter, both of Aurora, Colo.; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be announced at a later date at Brock’s North Hill Chapel, 2509 Vine, Hays.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or Hospice in care of the funeral home.


WATTHUAS, Terry Gracie (Brenning)

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WEBER, Carl "Kelly"

b. 2 Aug 1911 - Russia

d. 18 Nov 2007 - Sheridan, Wyoming

From Casper Star Tribune, Casper, WY - Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

SHERIDAN -- Funeral services for Carl "Kelly" Weber, 96, will be held at 10 a.m Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, at Champion Ferries Funeral Home with Rev. Douglas Goodwin officiating. Interment will be in Sheridan Municipal Cemetery, Elks section.
He died Nov. 18, 2007, in Sheridan Manor.
He was born Aug. 2, 1911, in Russia to Christian and Anna Marie (Eckert) Weber. He arrived in America on Sept. 8, 1913, with his mother and two older brothers, where they joined their father in Nebraska. They lived in Lincoln until the death of his mother in 1927. At that time, his father and six children moved to Clearmont.
He married Katherine V. GARRETSON on Nov. 17, 1934, in Hardin, Mont. Later, they purchased the Ranger Bar in Clearmont.
In 1969, he sold the business and moved into Sheridan. He was a bartender at the Golden Steer and then managed the Mint Bar until he retired. But he didn't retire. He and his wife took on the custodial duties at the First Interstate Bank on Coffeen Avenue for several years. He enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing all through his life. He was surrounded by friends and family who enjoyed the same and many of them enabled him to participate in those pastimes long past the age when he could have without their help. His family is more than grateful to those who made him happy and not forgotten through his last years.
Survivors include three children, Mary Alice Caldwell and her husband of Meridian, Idaho, John Carl Weber of Buffalo and Mark Kelly Weber and his wife of Sheridan; brother, Harry "Hiney" Weber of Casper; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 1992, his parents, three brothers, two sisters and a granddaughter.
Memorials may benefit First Christian Church or a charity of the donor's choice. Arrange-ments are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.


WEBER, Clement J.

b. 11 Oct 1921 - Corona, South, Dakota

d. 6 Jul 2007 - Arvada, Colorado

From Reporter Herald, Loveland, Colorado - July 8, 2007

Submitted by Elaine McDowell
WEBER, Clement J. “CJ” , of Loveland. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 14 at Viegut Funeral Home. Cremation has been completed. Memorial contributions to Hospice of St. John or Hospice of Larimer County in care of Viegut Funeral Home.
Clement J. “CJ” WEBER , 85, of Loveland, died July 6, 2007, at Arvada Health Center, in Arvada.
Mr. Weber was born Oct. 11, 1921, in Corona, S.D., to Joseph F. Weber and Elizabeth Thyne. Clem spent his childhood along Big Stone Lake, S.D., and later moved to Loveland in the early 60s. He worked as foreman for Flatiron Paving Co. Earlier Clem drove a truck traveling most of the northern U.S. including the East and West Coast.
He loved helping his neighbors. He enjoyed the mountains, gardening, fishing, Jeeping, boating and traveling, often sharing these activities with family, friends and children.
Most recently he enjoyed adventurous snowmobiling through Yellowstone and Deadwood. He helped Jerry’s Aviation in S.D. with crop dusting.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Donald P. Weber. He is survived by brothers Greg Weber (Lois) of Denver and Francis Weber (Dolores) of Milbank, S.D., numerous nieces and nephews, and many special friends.
A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at Viegut Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. John of Lakewood or Hospice of Larimer County in care of Viegut Funeral Home, 1440 N. Boise Ave., Loveland, CO 80538


WEBER, Edna May

b. 2 May 1912 - Berthoud, Colorado

d. 8 Oct 2007 - Johnstown, Colorado

From Greeley Tribune, Greeley, Colorado - 10-11-2007

Submitted by Elaine McDowell

Edna Lesser - May 2, 1912-Oct. 8, 2007 - Age: 95 - Residence: Johnstown
Edna May Lesser was born to Jacob and Mary (Lenhart) Weber in Berthoud. She lived most of her life in the Johnstown area and attended country schools and Johnstown High School.
On June 12, 1930, she married Rieny LESSER in Boulder. They farmed until their retirement in 1972.
Mrs. Lesser was a member of the First Baptist Church of Johnstown for 70 years. She was very active in the church and taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and did many duties of the Mission work. She worked in the Johnstown School cafeteria for a few years. At retirement, she and her husband moved into Johnstown.
Mrs. Lesser's hobbies were flowers, gardening and sewing. She was a very good cook.
Mrs. Lesser died Monday at North Shore Manor of Loveland.
Survivors: Two daughters, Bonnie Lesser of Evans and Carol Lesser of Johnstown; a son, Bill Lesser and wife Janice of Greeley; a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Lesser of Colorado Springs; two sisters; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: Her husband, a son Bob Lesser, two granddaughters, a grandson, her parents and several sisters and brothers.
Services: 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Johnstown. Interment: Johnstown Cemetery.
Notes: Contributions may be made to the Edna Lesser Memorial Fund in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 28th St., Greeley, CO 80634.


WEBER, Glen W.

b. 18 Jan 1916 - Dickinson County, Kansas

d. 30 Sep 2907 - Colby, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

COLBY -- Glenn W. Weber, 91, Colby, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007.
Mr. Weber was born Jan. 18, 1916, in Dickinson County. He was a retired petroleum salesman for Amoco Oil Co.
Survivors include his wife, Verla E., of Colby; two daughters, Merna E. Schroeder and Vivian J. Dewees, both of Colby; a brother, Wayne Weber of Topeka; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Kersenbrock Funeral Chapel, 745 S. Country Club, Colby. Burial will be in Beulah Cemetery, Colby. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Colby, in care of the funeral chapel. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

WEBER, Lillian L.

b. 10 Oct 1929 - Junction City, Kansas

d. 4 May 2007 - Woodbine, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Sunday, May 6, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

WOODBINE -- Lillian L. Albrecht, 77, Woodbine, died Friday, May 4, 2007.

Mrs. Albrecht was born Lillian L. Weber on Oct. 10, 1929, in Junction City. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, LaDonna Joy, in 1970.

Survivors include her husband, W. LeRoy (ALBRECHT) Jr., of the home; a daughter, Kathryn Albrecht of Herington; two sons, Brian of Berryton and Philip of Salina; and four grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Shady Brook, north of Herington. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Shady Brook.

Memorials may be made to Bethesda Lutheran Home or the Lutheran Hour, in care of Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 404 S. Broadway, Herington 67449. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where a prayer service will be at 7 p.m.


WEBER, Robert A.

b. 1 Aug 1924 - Cardwell, Montana

d. 1 Aug 2007 - Hardin, Montana

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 3 Aug 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

HARDIN - Robert A. Weber, 83, of Hardin, died Aug. 1, 2007, at his home.
He was born Aug. 1, 1924, in Cardwell, a son of Lawrence and Hulda Salmon Weber. He received his education in Billings, graduating from Billings Senior High School in 1943. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a corpsman with the 2nd Marine Division on Saipan, Tinian and Okinawa, and later with the occupational forces in Japan. He received his honorable discharge in 1945. He attended Montana State College in Bozeman and received a bachelor and two master degrees in agriculture and education-related subjects. Bob worked as an extension agent for the Bureau of Indian Affairs on the Crow and Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservations for over 20 years. He taught school in Red Lodge and served as an agriculture instructor at Little Big Horn College.
Bob married Pauline CRAWFORD and was later divorced. He married Beverly YOUNG on June 5, 1966, in Rochester, N.H., and the couple made their home in Hardin.
He was a member of the First Congregation Church and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He was an avid gun collector and enjoyed gunsmithing.
His parents, sister Clara Nadine "Pat" Robinson and his brother Lawrence Weber preceded Bob in death.

WEDEL, Alma (Ratzlaff)

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WEDEL, Leona

b. 12 Feb 1921 - Pretty Prairie, Kansas

d. 14 Jun 2007 - Pretty Prairie, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, June 16, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

PRETTY PRAIRIE - Leona Krehbiel, 86, died June 14, 2007, at Prairie Sunset Home.

She was born on Feb. 12, 1921, in Pretty Prairie, the daughter of Benjamin S. and Leah Graber Wedel. She was a lifetime resident of the Pretty Prairie community. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Pretty Prairie, and the Women's Mission Society.

On April 6, 1941, she married Ralph KREHBIEL in Pretty Prairie. He survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Richard "Riley" and wife, Kay, and Robert and wife, Janice, all of Pretty Prairie; four grandchildren, Stacy Krehbiel and wife, Robin, Hutchinson, Corey Krehbiel and wife, Leslie, Kingman, Sarah Krehbiel and fiancé, Patrick Murphy, Houston, and Lindsay Krehbiel Coombs and husband, Jeremy, Chanute; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Willard, Lloyd and Walt Wedel; two half brothers, Challas and Marion "Skinny" Wedel; and a half sister, Florene Slief.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Mennonite Church, Pretty Prairie, with the Rev. Lester Zook presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m., at Livingston Funeral Home, Kingman. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Prairie Sunset Home, in care of Livingston Funeral Home, 1830 North Main, Kingman, KS 67068.


WEDEL, Lucinda (Schultz)

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WEGENER, Hulda (Ficken)

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b. 7 Sep 1934 - Ellis, Kansas

d. 26 Jun 2007 - Plano, Texas

From Hays Daily News - Saturday, June 30, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

. “Joe” Weigel, 72, of Plano, Texas, died Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at Medical Center, Plano, Texas.

He was born Sept. 7, 1934, in Ellis to Joseph and Mary (Suppes) Weigel. He was a graduate of Ellis High School.

He married Juliette "Judy" PARKER on April 25, 1959, in Hays. He worked for General Motors, before retirement.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Joe Weigel, Plano, Texas; a daughter Su, Plano, Texas; and a daughter- in-law Tricia, Plano, Texas.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today and from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Saturday, both at Brock’s North Hill Chapel 2509 Vine.

A parish vigil service will be at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to American Heart Association or Masses in care of the funeral home.


WEIGEL, William J.

b. 28 Mar 1914 - Ellis, Kansas

d. 26 Jul 2007 - WaKeeney, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, July 2, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

VICTORIA - William J. Weigel, 93, died July 26, 2007, at Lutheran Home, WaKeeney. He was born March 28, 1914, in Ellis, the son of Andrew P. and Mary Klaus Weigel. He worked for the County of Ellis as superintendent for the road and bridge department retiring in 1976. He belonged to St. Fidelis Catholic Church, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1751, both in Victoria. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. On May 11, 1948, he married Amelia WEBER in Ellis. She died April 20, 1981. Survivors include: many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by a brother, George; and four sisters, Helen Weber, Pauline Kuhn, Mary Mermis and Marcella Armstrong. Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Cline's Mortuary, Victoria. Victoria Veterans of Foreign Wars rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ellis, with military graveside rites conducted by the Victoria VFW Post No. 1751. Memorials may be sent to the Lutheran Home, or the Masses, both in care of the mortuary.


WEGNER, Evelyn R. (Rishel)

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WEIL, Sarah

b. 15 Jun 1909 - Lincoln, Nebraska

d. 24 Nov 2007 - Laurel, Montana

From Billings Gazette, Billings MT - 25 Nov 2007

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

LAUREL - Sarah Weil Reiter, 98, of Laurel, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, after suffering a stroke at Evergreen Care Center in Laurel, where she had been a resident since August.
Sarah was born June 15, 1909, in Lincoln, Neb., to John and Anna Marie Weil. She lived her early years in the Hesper area, and attended school at Elder Grove.
She married Henry REITER on Jan. 24, 1935, at First Congregational Church in Laurel. They farmed in the Hardin area for seven years, then settled on a farm west of Billings. In 1959, they moved to their farm southwest of Laurel. They had four children, Betty (Albert) Kober, Marjorie Lenhart, Henry James (Diane) and Robert Lee.
Sarah was a member of First Congregational Church in Laurel. She was devoted to her family. She and Henry worked together on their farm doing what they truly loved. During their retirement years they traveled to Arizona during the winter months. Henry preceded her in death in 1993, after 58 years together. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Bobby; a son-in-law, Leonard; her parents; two brothers and seven sisters.
Sarah is survived by her four children, 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at First Congregational Church in Laurel. Smith Funeral Chapel-Laurel was in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to First Congregational Church or to a charity of choice.



b. 28 Mar 1923 - Ft. Morgan, Colorado

d. 13 Aug 2007 - Ft. Morgan, Colorado

From Obituary - Herr and Jolliffe Mortuary - Fort Morgan, Colorado - 08-14-2007

Submitted by Elaine McDowell

Alex Weimer, 84, Life long resident of Ft. Morgan, Died Monday (August 13, 2007) morning at the Colorado Plains Medical Center. He was born March 28, 1923 in Ft. Morgan to Fred G. and Mary Weimer. In 1941 his senior year of high school he entered an oratorical contest witch he finished second in the Nation. He continued to enjoy orating being involved the Elks Lodge, serving locally as Past Exulted Ruler, and as a Trustee and for the State Elks Lodge as Past State Trustee and Past State President. He started farming just out of high school and then Started his own business Alex Weimer Institutional Foods, which he has operated for the past 50 years. Alex married Jean MALONE August 15, 1968 in Ft. Morgan.

He enjoyed golfing, bowling, shooting pool and most of spending time with his family.

Alex is survived by his wife Jean, his children and their families, Sandra Westhoff and husband Jack, and their children Kathy Westhoff, Becky Powell, and Laura West; Tim Weimer and his wife Jeri, and their children Shondel Weimer, April Weimer and Cami Weimer; Rona Ansley and her husband Den and their son Brian Stark; Kevin Malone and his wife Tammie and their children Brian Hoal and Chris Hoal; Deb Malone-Lloyd and her Husband Matt; Tim Malone and his wife Lorrie and their children Kennedy Malone and Dayton Malone; His great grandchildren Korinna, Keenan, and Kory Powell, Abby West and Owen Hoal; One brother Albert Weimer; three sisters, Marie Asmus, Rachel Alderin, and Esther Lough.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Cheryl Weimer, his son Alex Weimer Jr. one great grandson Kaden Powell, one sister Lydia, and Five brothers, George, Jacob, Samuel, David, and Gottfried.

A Memorial will be held on Friday at 10:30 am at the Christ Congregational Church in Ft. Morgan. A private Inurnment will be held in the Serenity Falls Columbarium



b. 31 Dec 1917 - Brush, Colorado

d, 2 May 2007 - Fort Morgan, Colorado

From Obituary - Herr and Jolliffe Mortuary - Fort Morgan, Colorado - 05-04-2007

Submitted by Elaine McDowell
FRED D. “ACE” WEIMER, 89, former Fort Morgan resident, died Wednesday afternoon, May 2, 2007 in Highlands Ranch.
He was born December 31, 1917 in Brush to Fred & Marie (Kembel) Weimer. He attended public schools in Fort Morgan. Weimer served in the US Army during WWII where he was stationed in the South Pacific. He married Leah SCHLOTHAUER on November 11, 1945 in Fort Morgan. He farmed for the majority of his life, was a successful car salesman, and was an insurance agent and district manager for National Farmers Union Insurance Company.
Mr. Weimer is survived by one son, Ron Weimer of Highlands Ranch, CO; one daughter, Karen Barwick of Hazen, ND; three sisters, Lydia Meyer of Brush, CO, Caroline Browne of Washington D.C., and Ruth Anderson of San Diego, CA; three brothers, Sam Weimer of Denver, and Reinhart Weimer and
Harry Weimer, both of Fort Morgan; and 5 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Leah Weimer; one brother, Reuben Weimer; and two sisters, Marie Weimer and Martha Stark. Visitation may be made at the Mortuary in Fort Morgan. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 8th at 10:30 AM at the Immanuel Evangelical Church in Fort Morgan with Pastor Bob Tolson officiating. Interment will be in Memory Gardens in Fort Morgan with Military Honors
by the VFW Post 2551. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. The Heer & Jolliffe Mortuary in Fort Morgan is in charge of arrangements.

WEISGERBER, Frances Eugenia (Roth)

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