BAACK, Marie B.
b. 7 Feb 1912 - Natoma, Kansas
d. 5 Mar 2008 Victoria, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - March 18, 2008, Submitted by Harlin Ochs
Marie B. Strecker, 96, Victoria, died Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at St. John's of Victoria. She was born Feb. 7, 1912, in Natoma to John and Hannah (Beisner) Baack. She married Edward Edward STRECKER on Feb. 15, 1930. He preceded her in death on June 22, 1982. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a daughter, Greta Ream, Overland Park; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Russell City Cemetery, with burial following. Guest book registration will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, 610 N. Maple, Russell. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Unit at St. John's of Victoria, in care of funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.pvpmortuary.com.
BAACK, Marie B.
b. 7 Feb 1912 - Natoma, Kansas
d. 5 Mar 2008 - Victoria, Kansas
From Salina Journal - March 19, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
VICTORIA -- Marie B. Strecker, 96, Victoria, formerly of Russell, died on March 5, 2008. She was born Feb. 7, 1912, in Natoma, to John and Hannah (Beisner) Baack Those she leaves behind is her daughter, Greta Ream of Overland Park; 2 grandchildren, Kurt Spencer Ream and Kara Dee Hazim; and 5 great-grandchildren. A graveside celebration of Marie's life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Russell City Cemetery with burial to follow. Cremation has preceded the service, and no viewing will take place. Guest book registration will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell. Memorials: the Alzheimer's unit at St. John's Rest Home, Victoria.
BACON, Richard V.
b. 5 Dec 1932 - Heminford, Nebraska
d. 23 Dec 2007 - Alliance, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld , Scottsbluff, NE - 27 Dec 2007, Submitted by Henry L. Schick
ALLIANCE - Richard V. "Dick" Bacon, 75, died Dec. 23, 2007 at his home in Alliance.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Congregational Church in Hemingford with Pastor Jim West officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Visitation will be at the funeral home in Alliance on Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Memorials may be given to the church, or to the High Plains Veterans Cemetery. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements
Bacon was born Dec. 5, 1932 in Hemingford to George and Helen (Schnieder) Bacon.
He was a Korean War Veteran, having served in the United States Air Force. He married Betty ANDERSON on April 5, 1953 in Oxnard, Calif. Dick was a 46-year employee of the City of Alliance, retiring as Electrical Superintendent and also serving as Electrical Inspector. He was a member of the Congregational Church of Hemingford, the League of Municipalities-Utilities, the American Legion Post #7, where he was also Past President, and the V.F.W. Dick was an active member of B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 961 where he was Past Exalted Ruler, Past State President Nebraska Elks Association, Past District Deputy, and Past G.E.D.D.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Bacon of Alliance; his son and daughter-in-law, John and Patti Bacon of Old Bridge, N.J.; his daughter, Jan Eversull of La Quinta, Calif.; and his daughter and son-in-law, Jeri and Clark Cole of Scottsbluff. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Alison, Jay, and Eric; and his sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Dwight Briggs of Prairie Village, Kan..
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, and his son-in-law, Denny Eversull.
b. 30 Aug 1921 - Colorado
d. 19 Dec 2007 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska - 23 Dec 2007, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
Alex Baker, 86, of Scottsbluff, died Dec. 19, 2007, at Golden Living Center in Scottsbluff.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff with Pastor Willie Coop officiating. Cremation was at Sunset Memorial Park Crematory in Scottsbluff.
Memorials have been established to Prairie Haven Hospice and American Cancer Society. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.dugankramer.com
Alex was born August 30, 1921, in Colorado to Alex Sr. and Mary (Schledgewitz) Baker. He moved to Lyman with his family as a child. He married Frances HOLMES, Nov. 27, 1949, at Scottsbluff. They farmed in Scottsbluff, Bayard, Gering and Torrington, Wyo. He loved to farm and took great pride in his land and cattle. After moving to town he enjoyed his vegetable garden and raising flowers.
He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Jeffery Anne Baker of Wheatland, Wyo.; daughter, Mary "Jeanie" Russell of Torrington, Wyo.; grandsons, Jim Russell, Jerry Russell and his wife Melody and Jeff Russell and his fiancé Patricia Miller all of Gering; four great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; and his poodle, Trixie.
Alex was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Frances on Nov. 22, 2007; and his sister, Esther Madison.
BAKER, Shirley M.
b. 27 Jan 1938 - Riverton, Iowa
d. 16 Jan 2008 - Herington, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Friday, January 18, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
HERINGTON -- Shirley M. Beisel, 69, Herington. died Wednesday, Jan. 16,.2008.
Mrs. Beisel was born Shirley M. Baker on Jan. 27, 1938, in Riverton, Iowa. She was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include her husband, Jack (BEISEL) , of the home; a son, Tyson of Oak Creek, Wis.; three brothers, Ore Baker of Milwaukee, Tom Flemin of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Ray Fleming of Gooding, Idaho; and five grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, Herington. Burial with military honors by Special Air Force Detail will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church or Dickinson County Hospice, in care of Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Herington Chapel, 404 S. Broadway, Herington 67449. Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. To send online condolences, visit www.penwellgabel.com.
BALZER, Linda A.
b. abt 1912
d. 28 Dec 2004
From The Wichita Eagle - December 29, 2004, Submitted by Harvey May
NORTH NEWTON - Rupp, Linda A. Balzer, 92, retired school teacher, died Dec. 28 2004. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Bethel College Mennonite Church. Survivors: sons, Tim of Lima, OH, Mark of Moundridge; daughter, Bernell Mueller of North Newton. Moundridge Funeral Home.
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b. abt 1914 - Mott, North Dakota
d. Aug 1949 - Mott, North Dakota
From Dickinson ND Press 13 Aug 1949, Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Funeral services for Joe Bart, 35, Mott, who died of pneumonia in the Regent hospital Thursday morning, will be held at the Catholic church at Mott, 10 a.m. Tuesday.
The deceased was born at Mott. In 1940 he married Veronica FRANK. He operated the Home Cafe.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Christ Bart, of Mott; his wife; a daughter; five brothers, Valentine, Linus, Bill, Anton and George, all of Mott; three sisters, Martha, of California, Mrs. Margaret Klein, of Seattle, and Loretta, of Mott. Dickinson ND Press 13 Aug 1949
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BARTEL, R. J.
b. 22 Mar 1916 - Hillsboro, Kansas
d. 28 Jan 2008 - Hillsboro, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, January 31, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
HILLSBORO - R.J. Bartel, 91, died Jan. 28, 2008, at Parkside Homes, Hillsboro.
He was born March 22, 1916, in Hillsboro, the son of John A. and Sarah Quiring Bartel. A resident of Hillsboro, he was a farmer and owned Bartel Insurance Agency. He belonged to Trinity Mennonite Church and was a member of the Lions Club.
On Jan. 30, 1942, he married Mathilda REMPEL in rural Hillsboro. She died in 2004.
Survivors include: two sons, John, Topeka, and Robert, McPherson; a daughter, Mary Johnson, Newton; a sister, Luetta LaRoe, Wichita; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Bernice Unruh and Irene Rempel.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Mennonite Church, Hillsboro, with Pastor Orlan Koehn presiding. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro. Burial will be in Johannestal Cemetery, rural Hillsboro. Memorials may be sent to the church or the Lions Club, both in care of the funeral home.
HILLSBORO - Bartel, R.J., 91, died Jan. 28, 2008. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Trinity Mennonite Church. Survivors: sons, John and Lila of Topeka, Robert and Sharon of McPherson; daughter, Mary and Bill Johnson of Newton; sisters, Luetta LaRoe of Wichita; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Jost Funeral Home. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/31/2008.
b. 23 Feb 1917 - Lincoln, Nebraska
d. 9 Feb 2008 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 12 Feb 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick and Mark B. Wills
Ruth Copperstone was taken to be with our Lord on Feb. 9, 2008 at the Golden Living Center in Scottsbluff. She died just two weeks shy of her 91st birthday.
Ruth Minnie Barthuly was born on Feb. 23, 1917, in Lincoln, Neb. to John and Amelia Molly Barthuly.
Her Grandmother Amelia Barthuly came to Lincoln in 1908 from Balzer Russia. The town was named after its first mayor, Balzer Barthuly in 1765.
Ruth's father was a shoemaker in Lincoln but moved the family to the North Platte Valley in 1929 to begin farming. She married John Frederick GUETTLER on April 9, 1939. After their divorce she married Kenneth Lee COPPERSTON on Aug. 18, 1970. After his death in 1984 Ruth reunited with John Guettler until he passed away in 2005.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Marie Groskopf, Lydia Stohr, Clara Deines and Pauline Coe and brothers, Henry Barthuly, Reinholdt Barthuly and Reuben Barthuly.
John and Ruth had four children and seven grandchildren. Her beloved daughter Norma Jean Gross went to be with God on Oct 8, 1990.
Her three surviving children are Mary Kathleen Guettler of Omaha; John Guettler Jr and wife Sally of Sun Lakes Ariz.; Dot Moy and husband Winston of Lewisville Texas. Her grandchildren are Kerry Scott Gross, Kevin C. Gross and Kip Lee Gross; Anthony J. and Andrew A. Scerbo; Jeffrey J. and Brenda Lynn Guettler. Her great-grandchildren include Amanda, Harley and Tucker Gross.
Ruth surpassed at bowling and was a member of the Eagles Lodge bowling team. She enjoyed bingo and creating beautiful dolls; making their clothes by hand stitching and crochet. She had been a member of the Salem Congregational Church and the Gering Zion Church.
A memorial will be held at a future date. Cards may be sent to John Guettler at 10902 E Sunnydale Drive, Sun Lakes, AZ. 85248. May God bless our Mother, Grandmother and friend.
b. 26 Dec 1868 - Russia
d. Jun 1952
The Dickinson ND Press 10 Jun 1952, Submitted by email@example.com
Funeral services were held Monday for Mrs. Julia Baseflug, former resident of Richardton, who died Saturday at the St. Ann’s home in Dickinson where she has been a resident for three years.
Mrs. Baseflug suffered a heart attack early Saturday morning and died shortly afterwards. She had been in poor health for several years.
Funeral rites were conducted at the Assumption Abbey at Richardton with Father Julius officiating. Burial was made in the St. Mary’s cemetery at Richardton.
Mrs. Baseflug was born in Russia, December 26, 1868. She was married to M. J. BASEFLUG at Landau, South Russia, and came to the United States in 1903 and has made her home in this state since that time, most of which was spent at Richardton.
Her husband preceded her in death three years ago.
Surviving children include Math Baseflug, Richardton; Peter J. Baseflug of Dickinson; Joe Baseflug of Billings, Mont.; and Miss Rosemary Baseflug of Dickinson. Other survivors include seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.
The Mischel funeral home had charge of arrangements. The Dickinson ND Press 10 Jun 1952
b. 15 Feb 1927 - Loveland, Colorado
d. 26 Feb 2008 - Greeley, Kansas
From Greeley Tribune, Greeley, Colorado - 03-03-08,Submitted by Elaine McDowell
Manuel Bath - Feb. 15, 1927-Feb. 26, 2008 - Age: 81 - Residence: Evans
Tribute: Manuel Bath was born in Loveland to Jacob H. and Mary (Stroh) Bath and was one of 12 children, which included six brothers and five sisters. In November 1944, he enlisted in the Navy and served honorably aboard the USS Heywood. In July 1946, he received his honorable discharge.
Mr. Bath returned home, where he met Rose Lee SCHLIEGER. On Sept. 24, 1949, they were married.
In 1948, Mr. Bath started his career with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. After 34 years with the Bureau, he retired in September 1982. In 1985, he and his wife moved to Evans, where he became resident manager of Terrace Mobile Home Park. In August 2007, he retired after 22 years. Mr. Bath was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6624 and Evans Moose No. 909 and a member of La Salle First Presbyterian Church. Mr. Bath died Tuesday in Greeley.
Survivors: His wife, Rose Lee Bath of Evans; two daughters, Pamela Kay Bridge and husband David of Parshall and Brenda Lee Rust of Granby; a sister, Hannah Zimmerman of Greeley; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Alvin and Frieda Ostermiller; two grandchildren, Brenden David Bridge and wife Mindy Jo and Michelle Lee Robinson and husband Michael, all of Hot Sulphur Springs; three great-grandchildren, Braelyn Kay and Abree Rose Bridge and Lexi Nicole Robinson, all of Hot Sulphur Springs; and numerous
nieces and nephews. Memorial services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at La Salle First Presbyterian Church.
Notes: Instead of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to La Salle First Presbyterian, 51 Church Court, La Salle, CO 80645. Stoddard Funeral Home, Greeley, is in charge of arrangements. An online memorial is at www.mem.com.
BATT, Myrna Katherine
b. abt 1931
d. 19 Apr 2008 - Laurel, Montana
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 21 Apr 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
LAUREL - Myrna Katherine Knaub, 77, of Laurel, passed away on April 19, 2008, after a long illness.
She enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Myrna loved to bowl, garden, can, bake and shop for the best deals. She valued the time with her sewing club friends. She was the manager of finances at the Knaub farm.
Survivors include her son, Jeff (Susan) Knaub; daughter, Connie (Tim) Hill; grandchildren: Bryan (Kelly) Knaub, Torrie (Jody) Albarez, Jared Knaub; great grandchildren: Logan Michael Knaub and Ashley Mae Lynn Albarez. A sister Helen LaVoy and a brother Ruben Batt also survive.
Myrna was preceded in death by her husband William E. Knaub; parents Katherine and Henry Batt; a brother Marvin Batt; and two sisters, Clara Kuchta and Cecelia Beadle; and a daughter, Jennifer Katherine Knaub.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Billings Rescue Mission, Billings Food Bank or charity of choice. No memorial services are planned. Smith Funeral Chapel-Laurel was in charge of cremation.
BAUER, Clarice A.
b. 23 Sep 1930 - Grand Island,Nebraska
d. 27 Apr 2008 - Gering, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld. Scottsbluff, NE - 30 Apr 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
Clarice A. McNeal, 77, of Gering, died Sunday April 27, 2008, at Regional West Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 30, at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in care of the family. Condolences may be made by visiting www.jolliffefuenralhome.com and will be forwarded to the family. Jolliffe Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Clarice was born Sept. 23, 1930, in Grand Island to George and Marie (Urich) Bauer, the youngest of two brothers and four sisters. She grew up and attended school in Grand Island, leaving only briefly to spend some time in Chicago with one of her sisters. Clarice met LeRoy McNEAL in 1948 and began dating, later marrying on January 16, 1949. They spent the majority of their married life in rural Nebraska farming communities where LeRoy worked on Local Farms and Clarice raised their family. Finally settling in Scottsbluff in 1969, where she worked at Heritage Health Care for 21 years, retiring in 1991.
Clarice enjoyed crocheting and made several special gifts for family and friends; she also taught the talent to some of her family as well. She enjoyed cooking, watching figure skating, as well as growing roses. She had a love for animals and taught that love for animals to several of her family members. As a mother of five, a grandmother of 13 and a great-grandmother of 19 to say she was loved and will be greatly missed is an understatement; she was a Matriarch. She will be remembered fondly by her Great grandchildren as "Big Grandma Cookie" because she always had cookies and candies for them. Clarice was honored and cherished in life, surrounded by her loved ones during her last days, and will live on in all of their memories.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to her Doctor and the staff at Regional West Medical Center for the superior care provided to Clarice during her final days.
Survivors include her children, Sharon Raymond of Denver; Dennis L. McNeal of Atlanta, Ga., Gary (Debra) McNeal of Torrington, Wyo., Cathy (Alfredo) Gomez, and Janet McNeal all of Scottsbluff; daughter-in-law, Judith McNeal of Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandchildren, Brenda Trackwell, Cynthia Speaks, Misty Schoonover, Shawn McNeal, Shannon McNeal, Michael McNeal, Andrea Landry, Brian Petersen, Miguel Tirado, April McNeal, Ashley McNeal, Alfredo Gomez Jr. and Christopher McNeal; sisters, Virginia Culbertson of California and Vickie Moore of Dumphfries, Va.; brother, Roy Bauer of Lincoln and 19 great-grandchildren.
Her parents, two sisters, a brother, one granddaughter and a great-granddaughter preceded her in death.
BAUER, Edna J.
b. 10 Feb 1916 - Hastings, Nebraska
d. 25 Apr 2008 - Alliance, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 28 Apr 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
Edna J. Schnell of Alliance went to her heavenly home on Friday, April 25, 2008 at Good Samaritan Health Care Center.
She was born on February 10, 1916 at Hastings, NE. to Henry C. and Anna Magaretha (Pfeif) Bauer.
As a young girl her family moved to Bayard in 1926 and she attended school through the 8th grade in Scottsbluff County.
On November 26, 1933 she married David SCHNELL in Harrisburg, NE.
Edna was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and had been active in Lydia LWML, quilters groups and Bible study. She was also a member of American Society of Germans from Russia.
She enjoyed making quilts for all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her favorite pastimes were tending to her flowers, gardening and baking for her family.
Edna is survived by her children Shirley (Dean) Varilek of Fremont, Marilyn (Gene) Schoeneman, Jerry (Rita) Schnell and Joyce Galyen of Alliance, 13 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Herman Bauer of Alliance, half-brothers and half-sisters, Richard Bauer and Elenora Huber of Scottsbluff, Virginia Schnell of Mansfield, Texas, Alvina Lehl of Hemingford, and Hermina Meyers of Portland, Ore. and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 sisters, 1 brother, 1 half-brother, 1 half-sister and her great-grandson Michael Conroy.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Reverend Martin T. Schnare and Reverend Richard C. Mueller officiating. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. Visitation is Monday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.batesgould.com.
Memorials are to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Good Samaritan Health Care Center or to Prairie Haven Hospice. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
BAUER, Esther Darlene
b. 25 Dec 1954 - Lewistown
d. 13 Jan 2008 - Billings, Wyoming
From Billings Gazette, Billings, WY - 22 Jan 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
WORLAND, Wyo. - Esther Darlene Bauer Ruckman, 53, passed away at the Billings Clinic on Jan. 13, 2008, after a persistent battle with breast cancer.
Esther was born Dec. 25, 1954, to Vernon and Joan (Pangburn) Bauer in Lewistown, Mont. She grew up in Winnett, Mont., until the age of 8, when the family moved to Powell for a short time. They later relocated to Billings. They moved to Worland in 1969, where she graduated from high school in 1974.
Esther married Elmer SWING on May 5, 1974. To this marriage was born two sons, David and Michael. They were later divorced. She married Tom RUCKMAN in 1989. They made their home in Worland until the time of her death.
Esther worked at Ricker's Pharmacy, Pamida, Holly Sugar Company and Pepsi Cola. She currently was the bookkeeper for Te and Jay Construction, which she and Tom owned and operated. She loved spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren, who mean the world to her. She enjoyed keeping books for her business and had a passion for gardening. She made salsa for the neighborhood each year.
She was preceded in death by her father, Vernon Bauer; brother Kenny Bauer; and aunt Bernice Bauer Story.
Esther is survived by her husband, Tom; mother and stepfather, Joan and Ray Kindt of Worland; stepmother, Janet Bauer of Buffalo; sons David (Christy) Swing of Worland and Michael Swing of Denver; stepson Thomas Ruckman of Ketchikan, Alaska; and brother Barry (Shirley) Bauer of Buffalo; grandchildren Bryce and Breann Swing; nephews and niece, Tyler, TJ and Kenli Bauer of Buffalo; and aunts Delores Osnik of Dallas, Lorraine Bauer of Lewistown and Sylvia Ward of Oregon City, Ore.
Funeral services were held in Worland on Thursday, Jan. 17, at the First Southern Baptist Church .
The Esther Bauer Ruckman "Ever-Loving" Memorial Fund has been established to help other Worland residents who have cancer to travel to Billings for treatments. Memorials may be sent to Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 524, Worland, WY 82401.
BAUER, Harold Lloyd
b. 25 Oct 1926 - Hanston, Kansas
d. 10 Apr 2008 - Larned, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, April 12, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
LARNED - Harold Lloyd Bauer, 81, died April 10, 2008.
He was born Oct. 25, 1926, in Hanston, the son of George Fredrick and Orah Maude Beebe Bauer. On Jan. 17, 1953, he married Alma "Amy" RINGEISEN at Larned. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, James, Larned; three daughters, Susan Ward and husband Allen, Norton, Lynda Murphy and husband Steven, Larned, Julee Engle, Larned; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A Memorial of remembrance conducted by the family will be held on Sunday at the Jordaan room in Larned. Memorials may be sent to the Welcome Inn Senior Center in care of Beckwith Mortuary Inc., P.O. Box 477, Larned. Arrangements are being taken care of by Beckwith Mortuary, Larned
LARNED - Bauer, Harold Lloyd, 81, died April 10, 2008. Memorial service Sunday at the Jordaan Room. Survivors: wife, Alma "Amy"; son, James; daughters, Susan ward, Lynda Murphy, Julee Engle; 13 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Beckwith Mortuary. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 4/12/2008.
LARNED — The family of Harold L. Bauer would like to have a memorial remembrance conducted by the family, at the Jordaan Community Room, at 502 Broadway in Larned, on Sunday, April 13, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Local arrangements by Beckwith Mortuary, Inc. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 11, 2008
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BECHTEL, Howard Earl
b. 20 Nov 1935 - Deer Creek, Okla.
d. 19 Dec 2007 - Wichita, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, December 21, 2007, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
SEDGWICK - Howard Earl Bechtel, 72, died Dec. 19, 2007, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita. He was born Nov. 20, 1935, in Deer Creek, Okla., the son of Harold and Esther Kuehny Bechtel. A resident of Sedgwick, he had been a middle school teacher until retiring after 26 years, and then worked for Boeing as an engineer. He belonged to Sedgwick Christian Church, the Sedgwick city government, serving as city councilman and mayor, and served on the Sedgwick School Board as president.
On July 30, 1980, he married Sue NICKERSON EAKIN in Sedgwick. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Todd, Overland Park; a daughter, Darla Pearcy, Augusta; a stepson, Brock Eakin, Eufala; a stepdaughter, Tabby Deterrich, Sedgwick; two sisters, Elaine Claassen, Whitewater, and Wanda Ratzlaff, Newton; and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sedgwick Christian Church, with Pastor Kim Beckwith presiding. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today, with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Petersen Funeral Home, Newton. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Sedgwick. Memorials may be sent to the Howard Bechtel Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home.
BECKER, Elizabeth (Wedel)
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BECKER, Lois Edna Behm
See Lois Edna Johnson
b. 18 Sep 1918 - McPherson County, Kansas
d. 25 Apr 2008 - Newton, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, April 27, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
MOUNDRIDGE - Myrtle Unruh, 89, died on April 25, 2008, at the Newton Medical Center. She was born September 18, 1918, in McPherson County, the daughter of Peter J. and Katie Koehn Becker.
She was a homemaker, a member of the Lone Tree Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, rural Galva and a lifetime area resident.
She married Alfred UNRUH on March 13, 1938 at Galva. He died April 19, 2004. She is survived by: three sons, Lavern, Okolona, Mississippi, and Darryl and Marlin, both of Galva; two daughters, Janet Doane, Canton, and Dorita Koehn, Macon, Mississippi; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers, Eben, Frank, Reuben, Kermit, Urfa, Jacob and Edwin Becker, and two sisters, Lena Koehn and Elizabeth Unruh.
Funeral will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Lone Tree Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, rural Galva, with Minsters Roger Unruh, Gary Nightingale and Maurice Wedel presiding. Visitation will be Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Moundridge Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Moundridge Manor, in care of the funeral home.
BEHM, Lois Edna Becker
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BEISEL, Shirley M.
See Shirley M. Baker
b. 11 Feb 1903 -
d. 28 May 1995 - Colorado
From Information Received, Submitted by William A. Beitz
Son of Conrad and Eugenia Schwagerus Beitz. Married Berth Geis in Loveland, Colo. Came to the US in 1906. Survivors: four daughters, Eugenia Schneider, Sylvia Seabrook, Marilyn Harrison, Dorothy Simpson, son Richard; sister Josephine Weiss of Johnston; brother Alex of Paul, Idaho. Preceded in death by sisters Helen Dufrense and Elisabeth Weimer; brothers Conrad, John, Benjamin, Ralph, and William.
(Correction of previous obit submitted by nephew, William A. Beitz. Theodore Beitz passed away on May 28, 1995.)
b. 1895 - Russia
d. 11 May 1956 - Denver, Colorado
From information Received, Submitted by William A. Beitz
William Beitz was born in 1895 in Russia. He passed away on May 11, 1956, in Denver, Colorado
Survivors: wife, Mary ( WAGNER) Beitz, and a son, William A. Beitz.
BENDER, Charles Thomas
b. 5 Nov 1983 - Russell, Kansas
d. 6 Mar 2008 - Clay Center, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, March 9, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
CLAY CENTER - Charles Thomas "Tommy" Bender, 24, passed away at his residence on Thursday, March 6, 2008, due to a house fire. He was born on November 5, 1983, at Russell, KS, the son of Alvin and Dondi "DJ" Baker Bender. He graduated from the GED State of Kansas Program in Manhattan, KS in 2004. He was the Assistant Night Manager at Sonic of Clay Center. He was a follower of the Wiccan/Pagan Faith. He was a games master.
He is survived by his mother, Dondi "DJ" Bender, Clay Center, KS: father and stepmother, Alvin and Patricia Bender, Abilene, KS; maternal grandmother, Carol J. Craig Baker, Hutchinson; paternal grandparents, Clarence and Pauline Bender, Russell, KS; a sister, Sara Layne and her husband Dustin, Alta Vista, KS; a stepbrother, Michael Fridley, Abilene, KS; three stepsisters, Arminda Fridley, Wamego, KS, Miranda Fridley, Emporia, KS and Rachel Fridley, Junction City, KS; three nephews, Scott, Trenton and Ethaniel and a niece Shastah. He is also survived by numerous aunts and uncles, other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by a nephew, Milze.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at Penwell-Gabel's Funeral Home and Crematory Chapel, Hutchinson. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Tuesday with the family present to greet friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM also at the funeral home. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, March 14, 2008, at Penwell-Gabel's Mass-Hinitt Chapel, Junction City, KS. In lieu of flowers memorials would be appreciated. The family also requests, because of the fire, if you have any photographs to please bring copies to place in a basket at the funeral home. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.PenwellGabel.com.
CLAY CENTER - Bender, Charles Thomas "Tommy," 24, died Mar. 6, 2008. Service 1 p.m. Wed, Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Hutchinson. Survivors: mother, Dondi "DJ" Bender; father, Alvin Bender; grandparents, Carl Craig Baker, Carence & Pauline Bender; sister, Sara Layne; 4 step siblings. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 3/9/2008.
BENDER, Helen Rosa
See Helen Rosa Templing
BENTLEY, Fydollis R.
b. 4 July 1919 - Summer, Iowa
d. 9 Feb 2008 - Gorham, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Tuesday, February 12, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
GORHAM - Fydollis R. Ehrlich, 78, died Saturday, February 9, 2008. She was born Fydollis R. Bentley on July 4, 1929, in Sumner, Iowa.
Survivors include three daughters, Pasty Baumler, St. Lucas, IA, Linda Wolfs, West Union, IA, and Jane Ann Orvella, Decorah, IA; three brothers, Clair, Stratford, IA, Wayne, Fayette, IA, and Mark, Green Bay, WI; two sisters, Vivian Orr and Dorothy Langennan, both of Fayette; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Cline's Mortuary, Hays, KS 67601, where visitation will be from4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday.
b. 5 Feb 1919 - Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska
d. 11 June 1984 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star-Herald, Submitted by Audry (Schmunk) Fredstrom
Dorothy BENZEL grew up in Mitchell Valley, attended Haig School, and graduated from Scottsbluff High School. She married Harold Schmunk on June 6, 1943. Survivors include her husband; sons Charles of Longmont, Colorado and Gary of Eaton, Colorado; father C. Pete BENZEL of Scottsbluff; brothers Milroy Benzel of Mitchell and Harold Benzel of Knights Landing, California; sisters Helen Benzel and Mrs. Carrie Thomas, both of Scottsbluff, Mrs. Rachel Gross of Vacaville, California, and Mrs. Lucile Lupher of Minatare; and four grandchildren. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff.
b. 11 Feb 1889 - Odessa, Russia
d. 3 Jul 1949 - Dickinson, North Dakota
From Dickinson ND Press 6 Jul 1949, Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Joseph Berger died July 3 at Dickinson from cancer. Services today at St. Pius Catholic Church in Schefield. Burial St. Pius cemetery. Joseph was born February 11, 1889 at Odessa, Russia, to Frank and Rose Berger. He came to the United States in 1901. He married Wilhelmina LANTZ in 1917 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Joseph ND.
He is survived by his widow and 12 children, Frank, Vincent, Anton, Caroline, Monica, Joe, Leo, Minnie, Jack, Veronica, Catherine and Lawrence; also by 4 grandchildren. Notes from Dickinson ND Press 6 Jul 1949
BERNHARDT, Marlene Mae
See Marlene Mae Weiss
BERNHARDT, Robert L.
b. 5 Jan 1929 - Laurel, Montana
d. 27 Feb 2008 - Park City, Montana
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 29 Feb 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
PARK CITY - Robert L. Bernhardt, 79, died peacefully at his home in Park City on Feb. 27, 2008, while surrounded by his family. Robert was born in Laurel on Jan. 5, 1929. He was the oldest child of Jacob and Amelia (Weil) Bernhardt. Robert was baptized as an infant, and confirmed in April 1944 in St. John's Lutheran Church of Laurel. He graduated from Laurel High School in 1947. On Jan. 15, 1955, he married Elsie Frank. They worked together for many years raising their family, dairy and feedlot cattle, sugar beets and corn. During Dad's last years, he greatly enjoyed gardening.
Dad's occupation was farming, his hobby was farming, and his favorite topic of conversation was farming. He served on the Mountain States Beet Growers Board of Directors for 33 years. He was an elder in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Park City for many years. He enjoyed reading his daily newspaper, news magazines and trade journals.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elsie (FRANK) Bernhardt; sons Michael (Lorrie) Bernhardt and John (Jennifer) Bernhardt of Park City; and daughters Laurie (Tom) Glover of Great Falls, and Lynette (Randy) Tedlund and Mary (Mark) Stabio of Billings. His cherished grandchildren are Matt (Jennifer, fiancee) Bernhardt and Joe (Beleisha) Bernhardt; Annie and Ashley Glover; Jacob, Rob, Daniel and Benjamin Tedlund; Katie, David, and John Stabio; Randi and Lane Diercks, and Taylor, Mackenzie and Jack Bernhardt.
Also surviving Robert are his three brothers and three sisters, Bill (Gladys) Bernhardt, Jim Bernhardt, Dorothy (Ted) Henry, Darlene Bromenshenk, Don (Carol) Bernhardt and Donna (Bill) Perrigo. Robert is also survived by many well-loved sisters- and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Bob's family would especially like to thank his wonderful helpers, Sally, Bonnie and Dennis; Dr. Hager; and the physicians, nurses and caregivers who assisted him through his last years of illness.
A memorial service is planned for Monday, March 3, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Park City, with Pastor Doug Thompson officiating. A fellowship luncheon will follow the service. Memorials are suggested to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Park City, Big Sky Hospice-Stillwater Team, Park City Ambulance or memorial of donor's choice.
Smith Funeral Chapel-Laurel is in charge of arrangements.
See Mollie Fritzler
b. 21 Jul 1916 - Janssen, Nebraska
d. 4 Apr 2008 - Hutchinson, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, April 5, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
INMAN - Harry Bettin, age 91, passed away today, April 4, 2008, at Hutchinson Hospital, Hutchinson, Kansas. He was born July 21, 1916, in Janssen, Nebraska, the son of Fred and Lena Friesen Bettin. He had owned and operated Harry Bettin and Sons Custom Harvesting for many years.
He was a member of Zoar Mennonite Brethren Church, Inman.
On December 19, 1937, he married Viola E. PAULS at Inman, Kansas. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Dr. Stanley L. Bettin and wife Elda, Lyons; a daughter, Sharon Friesen and husband Randy, Inman; a sister, Viola Plett, Santa Cruz, California; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Keith and a sister, Evelyn Wiens Smith.
Graveside service will be at 3:00 P.M., Sunday, April 6, 2008, at Zoar Cemetery, rural Inman with a Memorial Service to follow at 4:00 P.M., Sunday, April 6, 2008, at Zoar Mennonite Brethren Church, Inman with Pastors Rob Morrow and Dan Dalke presiding. Friends may call from 2:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with the family greeting friends from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., Saturday, April 5, 2008, at Buhler Mortuary, Buhler, Kansas.
Memorials may be sent to Zoar Mennonite Brethren Church in care of Buhler Mortuary, 120 North Main, Buhler, Kansas 67522.
BIEKER, Celestine Joseph
b. 27 Nov 1913 - Schoenchen, Kansas
d. 9 Jan 2008 - Hays, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Friday, January 11, 2008. Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
HAYS -- Celestineg Joseph "Celly" Bieker, 94, Hays, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008.
Mr. Bieker was born Nov. 27, 1913, in Schoenchen. He was a farmer.
Survivors include a brother, Edward of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and two sisters, Alvina Wierman and Blanche Schuler, both of Hays.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Schoenchen. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A parish wake will be at 7 p.m. today at Brock's North Hill Chapel, 25099 Vine, Box 86, Hays 67601 Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral chapel.
BILLINGER, Robert A.
b. abt 1927
d. 15 Apr 2008
From Wichita Eagle - Thursday, April 17, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smikth
HAYS - Billinger, Robert A., 81, died April 15, 2008. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Joseph's Church. Survivors: wife, Margaret; daughter, Brenda Roth and husband, Douglas; grandson, Steven Roth; brother-in-law, Wilbert Pfeifer; sisters, Chris Billinger, Viola Billinger, Shirley Pfeifer. Brock's North Hill Chapel. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 4/17/2008.
BINSTOCK, Mrs. Clement nee Froehlich
b. 27 Jun 1920 - Stark County
d. 4 Oct 1953
From The Dickinson ND Press 10 Oct 1953, Submitted by email@example.com
Funeral services for Mrs. Clement Binstock, housewife, were held Thursday, Oct. 8, at the St. Mary’s church in South Heart. Father M. Brandner officiated at the funeral. Burial was made in the South Heart St. Mary’s cemetery. Mrs. Binstock died enroute to the hospital after a two car head-on collision, Sunday, Oct. 4.
Mrs. Binstock was born June 27, 1920, in Stark county. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Froehlich.
She was married to Clement BINSTOCK at Gaylord in 1939. Eight children were born to them. They are Edward, Jimmy, Frances, Ernest, Edith, Karen, Patricia and Charlotte. Other survivors besides her husband and children named above include her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Froehlich, her husband’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clement Binstock, Sr., two brothers and five sisters. The funeral arrangements were in charge of the Mischel-Olson chapel. The Dickinson ND Press 10 Oct 1953
See Regina Roller
b. 18 My 1939 - New Hradec
d. Jan 1951 - New Hradec
From Dickinson ND Press - 30 Jan 1951, Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today for Robert Binstock, 11 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Binstock, of New Hradec. Rev. L. Brydl will officiate at the final rites at St. Peter and Paul church in New Hradec.
Robert was born in Dickinson, May 18, 1939, and attended schools in New Hradec. He died in St. Joseph �s hospital at 4 a.m. Sunday, after an illness of two months. Death was caused by rheumatic fever.
Survivors include his parents, and brothers and sisters: Raymond, George, Martha and Margaret.
The Mischel funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Dickinson ND Press 30 Jan 1951
BISTERFELDT, Arlyn Edward
b. abt 1938
d. 19 Jan 2008 - Leavenworth, Kansas
From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - Wednesday, January 23, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
LEAVENWORTH — Arlyn Edward Bisterfeldt, 70, died Jan. 19 at a Leavenworth hospital. He was the son of George Henry Bisterfeldt and Almeda Viola Hutchins Bisterfeldt. He attended school at Bison. He then worked at various jobs. He joined the United States Air Force and served there from 1958 to 1962. Upon his discharge he went to work for Cessna Aircraft until his retirement. He moved to Leavenworth, where he remained until his death.
Survivors include two brothers, Bill Bisterfeldt of Great Bend and Everett Bisterfeldt of Wichita; two sisters, Donna Mayo of Olathe and Betty Showalter of Great Bend; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Ruth Johnson, and a brother, Henry Bisterfeldt Jr.
Military funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Davis Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth, with Chaplain Samford officiating. Burial will be at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 23, 2008
BITTER, Esther Leona
See Esther Leona Radke
BITTNER, Darrell Dean
b. 14 Feb 1931 - Loretta, Nebraska
d. 15 Feb 2008 - Great Bend, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, February 17, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
GREAT BEND - Darrell Dean Bittner, 77, died Feb. 15, 2008, at his home, Great Bend.
He was born Feb. 14, 1931, in Loretta, Neb., the son of Frank Jr. and Alma Barbeau Bittner. He had worked for Venture Corporation and for Bert and Wetta Sales Inc., Larned.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, receiving the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
On June 28, 1952, he married Nadine STRAIN in Larned. She survives.
Other survivors include: three daughters, Judy Bunch and Debra Underwood, both of Great Bend, and Pamela Huff, Wichita; two brothers, Robert and Donald, both of Abion, Neb.; two sisters, Francis Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., and Marjorie Johnson, Newman Grove, Neb.; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Bittner, and two grandsons.
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Morell Funeral Home, Larned, with Pastor John Grummon presiding. Burial will be at a later date in Larned Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Darrell Bittner Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home.
GREAT BEND - Bittner, Darrell Dean, 77, died Feb. 15, 2008. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Morell Funeral Home.Survivors: wife, Nadine; daughters, Judy Bunch, Debra Underwood, Pamela Huff; brothers, Robert & Donald; sisters, Francis & Marjorie Johnson; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 2/18/2008.
BISTERFELDT, Helen Alanda Pfeif
See Helen Alanda Lapp
BLANCHFIELD, Phyllis E.
b. 7 Nov 1937 - Newton, Kansas
d. 1 Mar 2008 - Hillsboro, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Monday, March 3, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
HILLSBORO — Phyllis E. Meisinger, 70, Hillsboro, died Saturday, March 1, 2008. She was born Nov. 7, 1937, in Newton to Wilfred D. and Zella M. (Foiles) Blanchfield. She was a public accountant. Membership: Zion Lutheran Church. Survivors: son, Richard D. Meisinger and wife Tonya of Hillsboro; grandchildren, Melissa Meisinger of North Carolina and Kenneth Meisinger of Wichita; great-grandson, Roman Sky Meisinger. Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church, Hillsboro. Burial: church cemetery. Memorials: American Cancer Society. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. today at Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro. Online condolences may be sent to email@example.com.
HILLSBORO - Meisinger, Phyllis E., 71, died March 1, 2008. Service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Zion Lutheran Church, Hillsboro, KS. Survivors: son, Richard & wife Tonya of Hillsboro; grandchildren, Melissa Meisinger of North Carolina & Kenneth Meisinger of Wichita; great-grandchild, Roman Sky Meisinger. Jost Funeral Home of Hillsboro, KS. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 3/3/2008.
BLESSING, Cleta D.
b. 17 Jun 1920 - Roxbury, Kansas
d. 17 Dec 2007- Inman, Kansas
From The Wichita Eagle - December 19,2007, Submitted by Harvey May
INMAN - Friesen, Cleta D. Blessing, 87, died Dec. 17, 2007 at Pleasant View Home, Inman. Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., with family receiving friends from 7 to 8 p.m. at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson;
graveside service 10 a.m. Thursday, North Inman Cemetery; funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, St. Peter's United Church of Christ. Mrs. Friesen was born June 17, 1920 in Rosbury, Kan., to Willard and Edith May Lilly Blessing. She graduated from Inman High School, Class of 1938 and attended Salt City Business College, Hutchinson. On Aug. 30, 1942 she married Ike FRIESEN at Inman. She was the co -owner of Ike's Food Market in Inman for 26 years. She and her husband purchased the store in 1955. She was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ and Women's Guild and Blue Bird Phidelas, all of Inman.
Mrs. Friesen was a writer and poet. She served several years as Women's Worship Leader at the church and was a speaker at many area religious groups. Preceded in death by parents; husband Ike on Nov. 4, 1993; brother, Bill Blessing and sisters, Evelyn Davenport, Madge Lackamp. Survivors: sons, Randall and wife, Sharon of Inman, Bradley and wife, Sara of Wichita; daughter, Joan Kornelson and husband, John of Cheney; sisters, Vernabell Sperling, Dorothy Clark both of Hutchinson; grandchildren, Julie Richarson, Patrick Kornelson, Greg Friesen, Mark Friesen, Jared Friesen; great-grandchildren, Jera Richardson, Brogen Richardson, Brooks Richardson, Taelyn Friesen, Creighton Friesen, Ceeley Friesen. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or St. Peter's United Church of Christ. Personal condolences may be sent to www.elliottmortuary.com
b. 9 Mar 1923 - Elgin, North Dakota
d. 18 Feb 2008 - Laurel, Montana
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 21 Feb 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmidt
LAUREL - Ruben Blumhardt, 84, of Laurel, a devoted, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at home, after a courageous battle with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He was surrounded by his loving wife, daughter, son-in-law, brother and sister-in-law in his final hours.
Ruben was born on March 9, 1923, in the family home north of Elgin, N.D. He attended Grant County Schools near Elgin. After Ruben completed an accounting degree from Capital Commercial College in Bismarck, N.D., he went on to earn an electrical science degree from ND State School of Science in Wahpeton, N.D. He worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad in Laurel for 30 years prior to retirement.
Ruben married Katherine KLEIN on Aug. 29, 1948, in Burt, N.D. They had one child, Patricia (Phillip) Riley, of Hillsboro, Ore. During WWII, he served in the Pacific Theater as a sergeant in the Infantry. Prior to receiving an honorable discharge in 1946, he was awarded the Victory Medal, a Good Conduct Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon and an Overseas Bar. Though modest about his wartime service, Ruben was proud to have his name displayed with other veterans in Laurel's Firemen's Park.
Ruben's grandchildren, Karen, Michael and Laura, were his pride and joy. Fishing, spending time with family and meeting buddies for coffee were among his happiest moments. He was a longtime member of the First Congregational Church in Laurel and the American Legion Post #123.
Preceding him in death were his parents; brother, Ted; and sisters, Elizabeth Huber, Katie Huber, Olga Huber, Emelia Rauscher, Pauline Wagner and Bertha Lenhardt.
Surviving him are his wife; daughter; sister, Ruth of Elgin; and brothers Herbert (Elsie) of Elgin and Arnold (Lorraine) of Billings; three grandchildren, Karen Riley, Michael Riley and Laura (Karl) Drucks, all of Portland, Ore.; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at the First Congregational Church in Laurel at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, followed by inurnment at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Billings, with military honors.
Memorial donations may be made to Rocky Mountain Hospice, 2110 Overland Ave., Suite 111, Billings; or the First Congregational Church, 506 S. Fifth St., Laurel, MT 59044. Smith Funeral Chapel-Laurel was in charge of cremation and memorial services.
BOEHM, John A.
b. 26 Oct 1920 - Fayette, North Dakota
d. 31 Jul 1950 - Korea
From Dickinson ND Press - 19 Jun 1951, Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Military rites were held for Pfc. John A. Boehm of Dickinson on Monday, June 18. Pfc. Boehm was killed in Korea on July 31, 1950. The services were conducted at the St. Joseph �s church with the Reverend Father Haspert officiating. Interment was in the St. Joseph �s cemetery.
Pfc. Boehm was born in Fayette, October 26, 1920, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sebastian Boehm. He was a member of the American Legion and a World War II veteran. He had served in Japan and Korea from January 10 to the time of his death.
He is survived by a brother, Joe of Dickinson; a sister, Mrs. Clemens Kuntz of Dickinson; and a sister, Mrs. Jacob Schmidt of Killdeer.
The Mischel funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Dickinson ND Press 19 Jun 1951
BOESE, Elsie M.
b. 18 Oct 1919 -
d. 12 Apr 2008 - Wichita, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, April 13, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
GOESSEL - Elsie M. Schmidt, 88, died April 12, 2008, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Wichita. She was born Oct. 18, 1919.
On Sept. 3, 1948, she married Elmer SCHMIDT. He died in 2005. Survivors include: son, Glen and wife Marie; daughters, Janice Schmidt and Joel Worthington, and Diana and Gary Roberts; brothers, Alvin Boese and Ralph Boese; stepbrother, Dannie Schmidt; sister, Rosella Duerksen; and five grandchildren.
Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Tabor Cemetery. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tabor Mennonite Church, rural Goessel. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home, Goessel. Memorials to Goessel Emergency Services.
GOESSEL - Schmidt, Elsie M., 88, died April 12, 2008. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Tabor Mennonite Church, rural Goessel. Survivors: son, Glen (Marie); daughters, Janice Schmidt, Diana Roberts; brothers, Alvin & Ralph Boese; step brother, Dannie Schmidt; sister, Rosella Duerksen; 5 grandchildren. Miller Funeral Home. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 4/13/2008.
BOESE, Elsie M. Schmidt
b. 18 Oct 1919 - Goessel, Kansas
d. 12 Apr 2008 - Wichita, Kansas
From Hillsboro Star Journal - April 15, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Elsie M. Schmidt, 88, Goessel, died April 12, 2008, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Wichita. Born Oct. 18, 1919, at Goessel, she was the daughter of Abram and Maria (Schroeder) Boese. On Sept. 3, 1948, she married Elmer SCHMIDT at Goessel. She was a member of Tabor Mennonite Church, rural Goessel. She was preceded in death by her husband and an infant daughter, Jerilyn.
Survivors include a son, Glen Schmidt of Salt Lake City, Utah; two daughters, Janice Schmidt of Excelsior, Minn., and Diana Roberts of Conway, Ark.; two brothers, Alvin Boese of Lehigh and Ralph Boese of Spokane, Wash.; stepbrother, Dannie Schmidt of Goessel; sister, Rosella Duerksen of Tucson, Ariz.; and five grandchildren.
The memorial service was held Tuesday morning at Tabor Mennonite Church with Pastor Corey Miller and Pastor Karen Andres officiating. Burial was in Tabor Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established with Goessel Emergency Services (EMT/first responders).
BOESE, Verda Ethel
b. 18 Apr 1925 - Goessel, Kansas
d. 20 Apr 2008 - Goessel, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, April 23, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
GOESSEL - Verda Ethel Wedel died April 20, 2008, at the Bethesda Home. She was born April 18, 1925, at Goessel, to Jacob A. and Helen (Schmidt) Boese. She was a homemaker. On Oct. 29, 1946, she married Daton WEDEL. He survives. She was a Goessel resident and she belonged to the Goessel Mennonite Church.
Survivors include: sons, Fred and Brenda Wedel of Burlington Colo., Leslie and Terri Wedel of Goessel; daughters, Jennalee and Dennis Boggs of Hutchinson, Jan and Jerry Voth of Hesston; sisters, Erlene and Bob Unruh, Goessel, Esther Schmidt, Goessel, Meribeth and Rannie Schmidt, Goessel; grandchildren, Cory and Amy Wedel, Bethune Colo., Clint Wedel, Alma, Derek Boggs, Lawrence, Carolyn and Andrew Regier, Lenexa, J.J. Voth, Goessel, Janessa and Lindsey Wedel, Goessel; great-grandchildren, Braden and Camory Wedel, Bethune, Colo.
She was preceded in death by a brother in law, Lester Schmidt.
Funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Goessel Mennonite Church, Goessel, with Pastor Mike Hiebert presiding. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in Goessel Mennonite Cemetery. Memorials to Goessel Mennonite Church, Bethesda Home or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. Arrangements are by Miller Funeral Home, Goessel.
b. 1 May 1879 - Russia
d. 17 Sep 1952
From The Dickinson ND Press 17 Sep 1952, Submitted by email@example.com
John Boespflug, retired farmer living at New England died at St. Joseph’s hospital Sunday from a heart attack. He had been ill for a day. Funeral services have been planned for Wednesday (today) at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s church in New England. The Reverend Mr. Galowitch will officiate at the service.
Mr. Boespflug was born in Russia May 1, 1879 and came to the United States in 1901.
He was united in marriage to Mary Eva SENN at Mott in 1904. Eleven children were born to them one of whom preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife; five sons; daughters and two brothers, Mike, Richardton and Wm. of Oregon and three sisters, Mrs. Joe Weisgerber and Margaret Boespflug, Bismarck; and Mrs. Nick Senn, Mott.
The children are Nick, Joseph, and Michael, New England; Frank, New Leipzig and Valentine, Regent; Mrs. Louie Fitterer, Mrs. Mike Klemmer, Mrs. Joe Keich [Heick?] and Mrs. John Ehlis all of New England and Mrs. George Wanner of Mott.
The Mischel funeral home has charge of arrangements. The Dickinson ND Press 17 Sep 1952
b. 7 Oct 1887 - Russia
d. May 1952 - Richardton, North Dakota
From The Dickinson ND Press 20 May 1952, Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Funeral services will be conducted today at the St. Mary’s church in Richardton for Simon Boespflug, a retired farmer, who died at his home in Richardton Saturday after an illness of seven months. Cause of death was cancer.
The Reverend Frederick will officiate at the 10 a.m. services and burial will be in the St. Mary’s cemetery. Pallbearers will be Paul Oster, Chris Beckler, Mike Gion, Rochus Fleck, Rochus Brilz and Joe Boehm.
Mr. Boespflug was born in Russia in October 7, 1887, the son of Michael and Magdalene Boespflug. He came to the United States in 1901 and has resided in North Dakota since that time. He was married to Catherine WELDER (WEILER) at Richardton, November 14, 1910, and two children were born to them. The children are George, Richardton, and Mrs. Mike Schmidt, Mott.
Other survivors are brothers, Mike, Richardton; John, New England; Bill, Portland Ore.; and sisters, Margaret, Bismarck; Mrs. Joe Weisgarber, Mott, and Mrs. Nick Senn, Mott. A sister and a brother preceded him in death.
He was a member of the St. Mary’s church. The Mischel funeral home is in charge of arrangements. The Dickinson ND Press 20 May 1952
BOLLIG, Vera M.
b. 23 Feb 1924, near Saline River, Kansas
d. 24 Apr 2008 - Hays, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Friday, April 25, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Vera M. Parke, 84, Hays, died Thursday, April 24, 2008, at Hays Good Samaritan Center. She was born Feb. 23, 1924, near the Saline River to Pete and Elizabeth (Meier) Bollig. She married Lionel W. Havlas on Sept. 12, 1942, in Olathe. He preceded her in death Nov. 23, 1989. She later married Thomas PARKE in 1991. He preceded her in death in 2007. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella, Eagle's Auxiliary, Sisters of Survivorship and Sunflower Polka Club, all of Hays.
Survivors include two daughters, Sue Noll, Hays and Theresa McCarthy, Manhattan; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, James Havlas, in 2007
BONZER, Patricia Ann
See Patricia Ann Kuntz
BORTH, Gertrude R.
b. 24 Sep 1920 - McPherson County, Kansas
d. 29 Jan 2008 - Sacramento, California
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, February 5, 2008. Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Gertrude R. Frank, 87, went to be with her Lord and family Jan. 29, 2008, in Sacramento, Calif.
She was born Sept. 24, 1920, in McPherson County, the daughter of John and Emilie Flegel Borth. She retired from the State of California in 1983, where she worked in several departments for many years.
She was active in churches in every city she lived in, as well as in the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia.
Survivors include: two sisters, Ellen Borth Charlsen, Newton, and Virginia Borth Kenney, McPherson; adopted son, Eisa Tia Tou Tou, Ashland, Ore.; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Hugo (FRANK), and beloved son, Daniel, as well as her parents and her brothers, Daniel, Emil, John and Harold; and sisters, Mary Esau Kruse, Edna Niehage and Wilna Lattin.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Harry A. Nauman and Son Funeral Chapel, 4041 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, Calif. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be sent in her memory to the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 631 D Street, Lincoln, NE 68502 or to a charity of your choice.
b. 25 Sep 1901 - South Russia
d. 7 Jun 1953
From The Dickinson ND Press 12 Jun 1953, Submitted by email@example.com
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 9, (1953) for Clara (Bosch) Ott, who died June 7, at the St. Joseph’s hospital after she had suffered a stroke. Mrs. Ott was a housewife living in rural Belfield. Funeral services were held in the St. Joseph’s church at Dickinson with Father J. Schumacher the officiating pastor.
Mrs. Ott was born Sept. 26, 1901 in South Russia. She came to the United States with her parents in November of 1902 and to Billings county in 1908. She was married to John OTT April 23, 1917.
Survivors include her sons, John, Selah, Wash.; Kasper, Belfield; and Vincent, Anton, Joseph and Jacob at home; and her daughters, Mrs. Steve Binek, Dickinson; Mrs. Blaze Ficek, Dickinson; Mrs. Elizabeth Lilly, Topeka, Kan.; Mrs. John Miller, New England; Margaret Ott, Dickinson; Mrs. Ed Meyer, Glendive, Mont.; Genevive and Susan at home. Two daughters died in infancy.
There also are 17 grandchildren and her brothers: Phillip Bosch, Laurel, Mont.; Mike Bosch, Billings; Steve Bosch, Anaconda, Mont.; and sisters, Mrs. Lewis Weisbeck, Washington; and Mrs. Adam Kuntz, Montana; and her mother, Mrs. John Bosch a resident at St. Benedict’s home in Dickinson. The Mischel-Olson funeral chapel had charge of the funeral. The Dickinson ND Press 12 Jun 1953
BOTT, Anne Marie
See Anne Marie Jensen
BOTT, Dave George
b. 30 Mar 1941 - Worland, Wyoming
d. 29 Mar 2008 - Wyoming
From Casper Star Tribune, Casper, WY - Tuesday, April 1, 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
CASPER -- Services for Dave “David” George Bott, 66, will be Wednesday April 2, 2008, 11 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Officiating will be Pastor Todd VonGunten. Burial will be in Wyoming Memorial Gardens.
He died March 29, 2008, at Wyoming Medical Center.
He was born March 30, 1941, in Worland the son of George John and Eilene Irene (Eckhardt) Bott and moved to Casper, in the early 1960’s.
On Oct. 21, 1967, he married the love of his life Pauletta MOINE. They were married for 40 years.
He owned and ran Dave’s Tire Service and Pioneer Realty Inc. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and spending time with his loving wife and youngest daughter and her family.
He will be truly missed by all his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Pauletta, three of his children and their spouses, daughter, Jeni Lee Jones, of Las Vegas, Nev., son David Allen Bott, of Rock Springs, daughter, JoLynn Baral, of Greeley, Colo., sister, Pamela Franck and her husband, of Casper, four grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews along with many other family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents and eldest son, Douglas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kelly Walsh (FLS Class), 3500 E. 12th, Casper 82609. Newcomer Family Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.
BOXBERGER, Deborah Kay
b. 30 Dec 1949
d. 20 Apr 2008 - Aurora, Colorado
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, April 23, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smth
HOISINGTON - Deborah Kay Reif, 58, died April 20, 2008, at Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion, Aurora, Colo. She was born Dec. 30, 1949.
Survivors include: sons, Keith and wife, London, and Terry and wife, Anita, both of Hoisington; her mother, Doris Boxberger, Hoisington; brother, Doug Boxberger, Hoisington; companion, Larry Brack, Hoisington; and five grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Hoisington. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, with the family present from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Burial will be in Hoisington Cemetery. Memorials to the Lung Transplance Unit, University of Colorado, Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
BOXBERGER, Elmer F.
b. 22 Feb 1933 - WaKeeney, Kansas
d. 10 Apr 20908 - Fort Dodge, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, April 12, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
FORT DODGE - Elmer F. Boxberger, 75, died April 10, 2008, at the Kansas Soldiers Home, Fort Dodge. He was born Feb. 22, 1933, in WaKeeney, the son of George and Elizabeth Grauberger Boxberger. A resident of Fort Dodge since 2005, formerly of Riverton, Wyo., he was a heavy equipment operator. He served in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include: daughter, Carol Collier, Dodge City; stepson, Ron Cook, Riverton, Wyo.; brothers, Jerry, WaKeeney, George, Santa Ana, Calif., and Ronald, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; sister, Esther Pugh, Rossville; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place. Inurnment will be in the Kansas Veterans Cemetery, WaKeeney, at a later date. Memorials may be sent to the Kansas Soldiers Home in care of Minnis Mortuary, Bucklin.
FT. DODGE - Boxberger, Elmer F., 75, died April 10, 2008. No public services. Survivors: daughter, Carol Collier; stepson, Ron Cook; brothers, Jerry, George, Ronald; sister, Esther Pugh; 2 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Minnis Mortuary, Bucklin. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 4/12/2008.
BOXBERGER, Mary L.
See Mary L. Springer
BRACK, Helen Mary
See Helen Mary Serpan
BRACK, Martha M.
b. 28 Feb 1923 - Otis, Kansas
d. 3 Apr 2008 - Great Bend, Kansas
From Great Bend (Kan) News - April 6, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
HOISINGTON — Martha M. Margheim, 85, died April 3 (2008) at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Great Bend. She was born Feb. 28, 1923, at Otis, the daughter of John and Mary Brack. She married Rudolph MARGHEIM on June 9, 1940, at Hutchinson. He died Feb. 14, 1988. She was a homemaker and a waitress, and a lifetime Hoisington resident.
She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and the VFW Auxiliary, and always volunteered her help with Meals on Wheels, Food Bank and other organizations, all in Hoisington. Martha was baptized on June 10, 1923.
Survivors include a son, Doran Margheim, of Hoisington; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Margheim, two brothers, Harry Brack and Lester Brack, and two sisters, Verna Schneider and Dora Kaiser.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, with Vicar David Rosales officiating. Burial will be at Hoisington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to South Wind Hospice in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.nicholsonrickefh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home 415 North Main/Box 146 Hoisington, KS 67544 620-653-4165 Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 6, 2008
BRACK, Norma J.
b. 22 Aug 1931 - La Crosse, Kansas
d. 7 Jan 2008 - Hays, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, January 10, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
NESS CITY - Norma J. Erb, 76, died Jan. 7, 2008, at her daughter's home in Hays.
She was born Aug. 22, 1931, in rural La Crosse, the daughter of Albert and Pauline Maier Brack. She was owner and operator of several cafes in the Bazine and Ness City areas.
On May 2, 1948, she married Fred L. ERB in Bazine. He died on Oct. 24, 2007.
Survivors include: four sons, Fred A., Longmont, Colo., Eugene A., Ness City, Donald D., Great Bend, and Steve D., Hays; a daughter, Vicki Hicks, Hays; two brothers, Dale Brack, Ness City, and Dean Brack, Weeping Water, Neb.; two sisters, Jeanette Foos, Bazine, and Lila Bowman, Great Bend; 13 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Orville Brack.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at United Methodist Church, Ness City, with Pastor Darlene Nonhof presiding. Friends may sign the book from 9 a.m to 9 p.m. Thursday at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. Private family Inurnment will take place in the Ness City Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society or the Hospice of Hays Medical Center, in care of the funeral home.
BRANDT, Ruth Emma Fischer
See Ruth Emma Enns
See Clarita Rohr
b. 1 Jun 1916 - Victoria, Kansas
d. 29 Mar 2008 - Hays, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Sunday, March 30, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
HAYS -- Mary (Braun) Leiker, 91, died Saturday, March 29, 2008. Survivors: sons, Dick of Nashville, Tenn., and Bob of Weather Lake, Mo.; daughter, Doris Ebersole of Leawood; brother, Peter Braun of Victoria; 4 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays. Daughters of Isabella rosary at 5:30 p.m. today, followed by a parish vigil at 6 p.m. at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. today and 12:30 to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials: St. John's of Hays Van Fund or St. Joseph Catholic Church.
b. 1 Jun 1916 - Victoria, Kansas
d. 29 Mar 2008 - Hays, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Sunday, March 30, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Mary Leiker, 91, Hays, died Saturday, March 29, 2008, at St. John's of Hays Nursing Home. She was born June 1, 1916, in Victoria to John P. and Anna (Rupp) Braun. She married Richard LEIKER on Aug. 16, 1938, in Victoria. He preceded her in death March 18, 2003. She was a homemaker and florist. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Daughters of Isabella (50 year member).
Survivors include two sons, Dick Leiker and wife, Lydia, Nashville, Tenn., and Bob Leiker and wife, Jill, Weatherby Lake, Mo.; a daughter, Doris Ebersole and husband, Bob, Leawood; a brother, Peter Braun, Victoria; four grandchildren, Gina MacConnell, Ryan Leiker, Jason Leiker and Jarrett Leiker; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by seven brothers, Raymond, Frank, WJ "Honey," Daniel, Clarence, Edmund and Bernard Braun; and four sisters, Anna Spiess, Elizabeth Stramel, Regina Spiess and Georgine Gross Lynd. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today and from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Monday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine. A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 5:30 p.m. today, followed by a vigil service at 6 p.m., both at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. John's Of Hays Van Fund or St. Joseph Catholic Church in care of the funeral home.
b. 31 Jan 1900 - Dickinson, North Dakota
d. 15 Aug 1951
From The Dickinson ND Press 16 Aug 1951, Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Funeral services will be Friday for Mrs. John Froehlich, 51, who passed away at St. Joseph’s hospital on August 15, (1951) at 7 a.m. after one year’s illness.
Conducting the service will be Monsignor George P. Aberle, at St. Joseph’s church at 9 a.m.
Mary Froehlich was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Braun and was born in Dickinson on January 31, 1900.
She was married to J. J. Froehlich in 1921. Surviving relatives in addition to her husband include three brothers and six sisters; John Braun of Billings, Montana; Anton of Dickinson; Paul of Vallejo, California; Mrs. Harvey Mendenhal of Oakland, California; Mrs. John Kilwein of New England; Mrs. Dan Binek of Dickinson; Mrs. Forrest Martin of Richmond, California; Mrs. Robert Picket of Los Angeles, California and Mrs. Henry Allen of Medora.
Mrs. Froehlich was a member of St. Anthony club of Dickinson. The Mischel funeral home is in charge of arrangements. The Dickinson ND Press 16 Aug 1951
b. 18 Aug 1916 - McCook, Nebraska
d. 13 Jan 2008 - Loveland, Colorado
From Reporter Herald, Loveland, Colorado - 1/16/2008, Submitted by Elaine McDowell
George BRAUTIGAM passed away on Jan. 13, 2008, at McKee Hospice Center in Loveland Colo., following complications from hip surgery at the age of 91.
George was born in McCook, Neb., on Aug. 18, 1916. He was one of 10 children born to George Brautigam Sr. and Katie (Brungardt) Brautigam. The family moved to Brush, Colo., in 1922. George attended schools in Brush and graduated from Brush High School.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942 during World War II, and achieved the rank of machinist mate first class. He was stationed aboard the heavy cruiser USS Pensacola. The ship was engaged in 13 naval battles in the South Pacific, including Midway, Solomon Islands and Coral Sea. The ship was torpedoed in the battle at Solomon Islands and limped into Pearl Harbor for repair. Four months afterwards the ship was torpedoed again in a battle at Savo Island, killing 136 crew members, while defending the aircraft carriers Hornet and Yorktown. The ship and crew were credited in shooting down 12 enemy aircraft and sinking two Japanese ships and were awarded 13 battle stars.
He married HELEN DEES in Lakewood, Colo., on Feb. 15, 1944. They lived in Fort Collins until moving to Loveland in 1995. George was employed by Ideal Cement Co. for 30 years, retiring in 1980. George enjoyed his retirement time traveling, fishing, hunting, woodcarving, working around the house and yard, and building projects for family and friends. He is survived by wife Helen, son Wayne and wife Myrna of Cheyenne, Wyo., formerly of Fort Collins, two grandsons, Clint and wife Becky of Fort Collins and Clay of Cheyenne, two great grandchildren Vincent and Harlie of Fort Collins, brother Adam of Pueblo West, Colo., as well as many nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister and seven brothers.
George was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 804, Disabled American Veterans, USS Pensacola Association and the American Legion. A celebration of life, with military honors by the Fort Collins All Veterans Honor Guard, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Bohlender Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Larimer County or a charity of choice in care of Bohlender Funeral Chapel. Friends may send condolences to the family at bohlenderfuneralchapel.com.
BRAUTIGAM, Katie E.
See Katie E. Whitaker
BRETHAUER, Lydia Jackson
See Lydia Jackson Haffner
b. abt 1872 - Russia
d. 25 Jul 1950 - Hague, North Dakota
From Dickinson Press - 27 Jul 1950, Submitted by email@example.com
Funeral services for Elizabeth Sahli, 78, Hague, N. D., who died at St. Benedict's home for the aged, July 25, at 9 a.m., of a lingering illness, will be Friday at Hague, N.D., in St. Mary's church. Interment will take place in St. Mary's cemetery there.
Mrs. Sahli was born in Russia. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. John Brossart. She was married in Russia to Frank SAHLI, who preceded her in death. They came to the United States in about 1900. They had six children: Mrs. Anton Schweitzer, Loretto, Mont.; Mrs. Sebastian Haegele, Hague, N.D.; Sister Georgiana, St. Boniface, Minn.; Frank Sahli, St. Clair, Minn.; John Sahli, Hankinson, N.D. and Joseph Sahli, Bismarck.
Mrs. Sahli has made her residence at St. Benedict �s home for the aged for the past eight or nine months.
Mischel funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Dickinson Press 27 Jul 1950
See Elma Strecker
See Mary Heck
b. 11 Sep 1913 - Walker, Kansas
d. 2 Feb 2008 - Hays, Kansas
Hays Daily News - February 5, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Amelia Hammerschmidt, 94, Hays, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at her home. She was born Sept. 11, 1913, in Walker to Joe and Agnes (Dinkel) Brungardt. She married Eugene HAMMERSCHMIDT on Nov. 11, 1940. He preceded her in death in 1979. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Altar Society and Christian Mothers, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, St. John's Rest Home Auxiliary and Hays Medical Center Auxiliary.
Survivors include three sons, Wayne Hammerschmidt, and wife, MaryLee, Galesburg, Ill., Neil Hammerschmidt, and wife, Carolyn, Bowie, Md., and Mark Hammerschmidt and wife, Bernice, Hays; two daughters, Joann Shapiro, Westminster, Calif., and Lila Schippers and husband, Norman, The Woodlands, Texas; four brothers Herman Hammerschmidt, Victoria, Linus Hammerschmidt, Winfield, Eddie Hammerschmidt, Walker, and Valerian Hammerschmidt, Scottsdale, Ariz.; two sisters, Eleanor Lang, Lenora, and Henrietta Busenbark-Brubaker, Bellville, Ill.; nine grandchildren, Norman F. Schippers, William Shapiro, Jeff Hammerschmidt, Shelly Woodhouse, Maria and Adam Hammerschmidt, Jill Dinkel, and Ryan and Kyle Hammerschmidt; and six great-grandchildren, Taylor and Nicholas Schippers, Emma and Caden Dinkel and Jessica and Jayden Shapiro.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Dennis Hammerschmidt; a grandson, Daniel Hammerschmidt; a son-in-law, Jerry Shapiro; and two brothers, Joe and Dominic.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, both at Brock's North Hill Chapel, 2509 Vine. A rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a wake service at 7 p.m., both at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Thomas More Prep-Marian School or Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in care of the funeral home.
BRUNGARDT, Gilbert J.
b. 21 Feb 1932 - Liebenthal, Kansas
d. 8 Mar 2008 - Garden City, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, March 10, 2008, submitted by Rachel E. Smith
GARDEN CITY - Gilbert J. Brungardt, 76, died March 8, 2008, at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City.
He was born Feb. 21, 1932, in Liebenthal, the son of Adam and Josephine Heili Brungardt. He attended school in Holcomb and St. Mary Catholic School. A resident of Garden City, he worked for P.L. Dale, Garnand Furniture Store and St. Vincent DePaul Charity, Portland, Ore., until retiring. He belonged to St. Mary Catholic Church, Garden City.
On Jan. 20, 1973, he married Lorraine FREASE in Vancouver, Wash. She died Aug. 6, 1987.
Survivors include: four brothers, Robert and Thomas, both of Garden City, Raymond Quint, Garden City, and Richard Quint, Wichita; and two sisters, Sister Bertilla Brungardt and Shirley Richmeier, both of Garden City.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Norbert Quint and Herman Quint, and four sisters, Emma, Isabel, Betty June and Sister Alvarita Brungardt.
Vigil service will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, with Father Trong Tran presiding. Burial will be in the Dominican Sisters Cemetery, Great Bend. Memorials may be sent to the St. Mary School Endowment Fund, in care of the funeral home.
GARDEN CITY - Brungardt, Gilbert J., 76, died March 8, 2008. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Mary Catholic Church. Survivors: brothers, Robert and Thomas Brungardt, Raymond and Richard Quint; sisters, Sister Bertilla Brungardt, Shirley Richmeier. Garnand Funeral Home. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 3/11/2008.
BRUNGARDT, Joseph B., Jr.
b. abt 1919
d. 1 Dec 2007 - Wichita, Kansas
From Downing and Lahey Funeral Home, Submitted by Rachel E.Smith
Brungardt, Joseph B., Jr., 88, former Mull Drilling and retired Rains W. Williamson Drilling accountant, died Saturday, December 1, 2007. Rosary service 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 4, and Funeral Mass 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, December 5, both at Church of the Resurrection. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph P. and Agnes (Dinkel) Brungardt, Sr., daughter, JoElla Seiwert, and two brothers. Survivors include his wife, Rita; daughter, Brenda (Michael) Day, of St. Francis; son, Brian (Sandy) Brungardt, of Topeka; grandchildren, Kendall (Danielle Baussan) Day, Erin Day, Karen (Scott) Davis, B.J. Brungardt, Katie Casner, Maggie Seiwert; great-grandchild, Hope Casner; four brothers and three sisters. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with Church of the Resurrection, 4910 N. Woodlawn, Wichita, KS, 67220, St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria, KS, and Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS, 67202
BRUNGARDT, Josesph Michael
b. 31 Aug 1945 - Victoria, Kansas
d. 28 Dec 2007 - Gilbert, Arizona
From Hays Daily News - January 3, 2008
Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Joseph Michael Brungardt 62, passed away Friday, December 28, 2007 in his home in Gilbert, Arizona. He was born August 31, 1945 in Victoria, Kansas to Joseph J Brungardt and Angela Brungardt (Befort).
He married Rosaline SCHOENBERGER on June 17, 1965 of ten years followed by his marriage to Patricia McMILLIAN on January 13, 1984 of three years.
Survivors include his three children: Daughter: Michelle R Noel (Brungardt) wife to David, Gilbert, AZ, Son: Vincent P Brungardt, Phoenix; Daughter: Pamela S Mather (Brungardt) wife to Nicholas, Phoenix; six grandchildren to whom he adored: Heather, Daniel and Ashley, children to Michelle and David Noel; Brandon, Krystal and Nicholas Brungardt children to Vincent and Kelly Brungardt; One stepson Arthur Cochran; four brothers: Kenneth F Brungardt and his wife, Bertha R, Victoria; Richard A Brungardt, Syracuse, Ind., Robert I Brungardt and wife, Shirley, Walker, and Edward J. Brungardt, Victoria; two sisters: Arlene Jones and husband Mike, Bourbon, Mo and Theresa Christian, Julian Ga. along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph J and Angela and sister's Mary Ann Cushing, and Regina Richards.
There was Rosary Prayer Services at 10:30 am in Gilbert, AZ. held Monday December 3l, 2007. On Saturday January 5, 2008 a Memorial Mass and burial will be held at St. Fidelis Catholic Church in Victoria, KS at 10:00 a.m. with a Rosary at 9:30 a.m.
BUCHHAMER, Alvina Irene
See Alvina Irene Rein
BUHRLE, Jerold Henry
b. 23 Nov 1932 - Waldo, Kansas
d. 8 Feb 2008 - New Waverly, Texas
From Lucas-Sylvan News - Thursday, February 21, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Jerold Henry Buhrle passed away at his residence in New Waverly, Texas, on February 8, 2008, at the age of 75. He as born the son of Henry Buhrle and Helen Coles Buhrle, born November 23, 1932, in Waldo, Kansas. Jerold was born and raised on a wheat farm in Waldo, Kansas. He graduated from Waldo High School in 1951. He immediately enlisted in the Navy. He served in the Korean War through 1955 and returned to Russell, Kansad where he met Jeanie O'Connor and was united in marriage on November 11, 1956, and were blessed with 51 years of marriage. From this union Jerold and Jeanie were blessed with three children, Tamera, Jacqueline and Sheldo. In 1970 they relocated to Houston, Texas, following a career with Texaco Pipeline until his retirement in 1993. Later they moved to New Waverly in 2001. Jerold's life was centered around his loving family and their activities, including golfing, bird watching, genealogy and sports. He was also an active member of the First Christian Church of Huntsville, Texas.
Surviving family include his wife, Jeanie; his three children, Tamera, Jacqueline and Sheldon; two granddaughters Christi and Jessica, two step-granddaughters, two great-grandchildren, Tessa and Elijah and five step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, James Buhrle of Topeka, and Steven Buhrle of Fort Worth, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Donald and Bobby Jo.
A graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m. in Russell, Kansas, at the Russell City Cemetery on Saturday, February 16, 108. Condolences may be sent to the mortuary to 610 N. Maple, Russell, Kansas 67665 or may be sent via email by going to www.pvpmortuary.com.
BULLER, Hilda D.
b. 14 Jul 1921 - Goessel, Kansas
d. 18 Dec 2007 - Newton, Kansas
From Hutchinson (KS) News - Saturday, December 22, 2007, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
NEWTON - Hilda D. Regier, 86, died Dec. 18, 2007, at her home, Newton.
She was born July 14, 1921, in Goessel, the daughter of David D. and Lydia Schmidt Buller. On Sept. 6, 1944, she married Robert REGIER in Elbing.
Survivors include: five sons, Calvin, Steven, Gordon, Rodney and Randy; three daughters, Linda Swartz, Dalice Heiser, and Maroene Anderson; four brothers, Raymond Buller, Newton, Wes Buller, Lawrence, Arlo Buller, Dallas, and Lloyd Buller, Wyoming; two sisters, Elizabeth Niles, Wisconsin, and Pearl Goertz, Washington; 19 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, and a son, Warren Regier.
Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Zion Mennonite Church Cemetery, Elbing. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Koerner Heights Church of the Mennonite Brethren, with Pastor Tim Meade presiding. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, with the family present Monday, at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.
Memorials may be sent to Back to the Bible, in care of the funeral home.
BULLER, LaVonda F.
b. 12 Jul 1937
d. 17 Apr 2008 - Newton, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, April 18, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
NEWTON - LaVonda F. Claassen died April 17, 2008. She was born July 12, 1937, to Agnes (Regier) and Virgil Buller. On Aug. 22, 1958, she married Dr. Milton CLAASSEN. He survives.
Survivors include: mother, Agnes Buller; sons, Dale Claassen, Kendall Claassen, Craig Claassen, Bruce Claassen; sisters, Gloria Goossen, Sharon DeBoer, Anita Pryor; sister-in-law, Virginia Claassen; 11 grandchildren.
Memorial service at 10 a.m. Monday at the Faith Mennonite Church, Newton. Visitation from 1 to 8 p.m. with family present to greet friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home. There will be no burial at this time. Memorials to Harry Hynes Hospice, Newton Safe House or the Mennonite Central Committee School Kits, in care of the funeral home.
b. 1893 - Russia
d. 15 May 1952
From The Dickinson ND Press 16 May 1952, Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Bullinger, a retired farmer of Dunn county, died on Thursday, May 15, at the St. Joseph hospital. He had been ill for about one year. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 17, at the St. Joseph’s church at 10 a.m. with Msgr. George Aberle officiating at the service. Burial will be in the St. Joseph’s cemetery.
Mr. Bullinger was born in Russia in 1893. He came to the United States in 1900. He was married to Catherine MESSER at Amidon in 1913 and she preceded him in death. He was married to Rose MESSER in 1944 and she survives him. Others who survive him are sons, Jack and John, Manning; Pete and Tony, rural Dickinson; daughters, Mrs. Tony Dukart, Dickinson; Mrs. Frank Haag, Dickinson; Mrs. Gale Marsden, San Mateo CA; a sister, Mrs. Bob Hanna, Seattle and a brother Michael, Dickinson; 27 grandchildren; one great grandchild and 8 step-children.
He was a member of the St. Joseph’s church and the St. Anthony’s Verien and the St. Pius Verien.
The body will lie in state at the St. Joseph’s church from Friday afternoon until the time of the funeral. The Mischel funeral home is in charge of arrangements. The Dickinson ND Press 16 May 1952
b. abt 1928
d. 11 Jun 1951
From The Dickinson ND Press 21 Jul 1951, Submitted by email@example.com
Flasher – Mr. and Mrs. Adam Bullinger, Sr. of Flasher received a telegram recently from the defense war department informing them that their son, William Bullinger, 23, had died, June 11 (1951) of wounds received three days before, while fighting on the front line in Korea with the 17th infantry division, the Carson Press reports.
Bullinger is well known in Grant county as he drove a Pepsi Cola truck from Hettinger before his induction last December. Three brothers and one sister reside in Elgin. They are Adam Jr., Cletus, Tony and Clara. The Dickinson ND Press 21 Jul 1951
See Mary Karsky
BURKHART, Helen "Louise"
b. 9 Nov 1913 - Offerle, Kansas
d. 11 Apr 2008 - Wichita, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, Aril 14, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
KINSLEY - Helen "Louise" Werner, 94, died April 11, 2008, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita. She was born Nov. 9, 1913, in Offerle, the daughter of George P. and Rose Burgardt Burkhart.
On Aug. 17, 1935, she married Joseph A. WERNER. He died May 20, 2003. Survivors include: sons, Ronald, and Thomas; daughters, Sue Kramer, and Marietta Strecker; brother, Harold Burkhart; sister, Mary Ann Taylor; 14 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.
Vigil service 7 p.m. Monday at St. Nicholas Catholic Church. Funeral mass 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Visitation 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at McKillip Memorial Funeral Home, Kinsley. Burial in New St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to St. Nicholas Church.
b. 29 Jul 1922- Lignite, North Dakota
d. 24 Feb 2008 - Lander
From Casper Star Tribune, Casper, WY - Wednesday, February 27, 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
LANDER -- The funeral for Henry Busch, 85, will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Visitation will be held at 6 p.m., today, followed by Rosary at 7 p.m., at Chapel of Mount Hope, Hudson’s Funeral Home. He died Feb. 24, 2008, in Lander. He was born on his parents' farm near Lignite, N.D., on July 29, 1922. He grew up on that farm and graduated as valedictorian form Lignite High School in 1939. He graduated with a degree in accounting from Minot State Teachers College in 1943 and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After returning from the service, he and his brother, Francis, purchased a farm near Portal, N.D. He and his wife, Eileen, lived on the farm until 1966, when they moved to Minot, N.D. They continued to farm the land until 1986. In 1972, he was recognized as Burke County, N.D., Farmer of the Year. They moved from Minot to Ames, Iowa and then to Lander in 2006. Henry was a fourth degree in the Knights of Columbus
Survivors include his wife, five children; Dr. Mary Gregoire and her husband of Naperville, Ill.; Dr. Henry Busch and his wife of Faribault, Minn.; Rita Peterson and her husband of Lander; Paul Busch and his wife of Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; and John of Bellingham, Wash., and 15 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.
Memorials in lieu of flowers can be made to the Henry and Eileen Busch Scholarship fund at Bishop Ryan High, 316 11th Ave., NW, Minot, N.D., 58703.
b. 11 Oct 1918 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
d. 16 Apr 2008 - Riverton, Wyoming
From Casper Star Tribune, Casper, WY - 20 Apr 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
RIVERTON -- Funeral services for Herman Busch, 89, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Pastors Vernon Boehlke and Paul Bundschuh will officiate. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
He died April 16,2008, at the Worland Healthcare Center. He was born on Oct. 11,1918, In Scottsbluff, Neb., to Peter and Anna (Herman) Busch. He attended school In Scottsbluff and served with the U.S. Army from 1940 to 1945, including two years in the Aleutian Islands.
He married Frieda DILLMAN on Dec. 4,1945, in Scottsbluff.
The family came to the Riverton area in 1945, farming in the Riverview area from 1946 to 1989, when he retired. He served as a director on the Beet Growers Board for 12 years, was chairman of the Farm Home Administration board at both the local and state levels, served on the Fremont County Co-Op board, and was an A.S.C.S. committeeman for several years. He had been a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church since 1946 and held a life-time membership of the Riverton Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
His family said he was an avid reader who enjoyed Western history, fishing, doing puzzles, and enjoyed working outdoors. They said he especially enjoyed being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Frieda Busch of Riverton; son, Richard Busch and a daughter-in-law of Riverton, two grandchildren, two great-grandsons, sisters, Nettie Weber of Riverton, Alvina Brown of Worland; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Anita; a grandson, three brothers, and two sisters.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran School or Church, or a charity of the donor's choice in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton, WY 82501.
Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.