EBEL, Bruno A.
b. 6 July 1916 - Biggar, Saskatchewan, Canada
d. 28 Nov 2007 - Wichita, Kansas
From the Wichita Eagle - December 2, 2007, Submitted by Harvey May
Ebel, Bruno A., 91, retired Kroger produce manager, passed away Nov. 28, 2007. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Hillside Funeral Home East; burial to follow at Old Mission Cemetery. Bruno was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Clara Ebel and his wife, Verda. He is survived by several nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church (General Fund), 909 South Market, Wichita, KS 67211. Hillside Funeral Home East - 682-5575.
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In Loving Memory of Bruno A. Ebel - Entered Life July 06, 1916, Biggar, Saskatchewan, Canada -
Entered Rest November 28, 2007, Wichita, Kansas - Celebration of Life Hillside Funeral Home - East Chapel, Tuesday, December 04, 2007, 11:00 A.M. - Officiating Pastor Allen Hoger - Music "I Know My Redeemer Liveth" "O God Our Help" "Panis Angelicus" - Final Resting place Wichita Park Cemetery, Wichita, KS - Memorials Immanuel Lutheran Church (/General Fund) 909 South Market, Wichita, KS 67211 - Services under the Direction of Hillside Funeral Home East, Wichita, Kansas
ECK, Marie M.
b. 29 Mar 1907 - McPherson County, Kansas
d. 8 Mar 2008 - Goessel, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, March 10, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
GOESSEL - Marie M. Jantz, 100, died March 8, 2008, at Bethesda Home, Goessel.
She was born March 29, 1907, in rural McPherson County, the daughter of Tobias and Mathilda Richert Eck. She had worked at Salem Home, Hillsboro.
On April 10, 1929, she married Simon JANTZ.
Survivors include: numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by Simon; a son, Melvin, four brothers, Herman and Frank Eck, and two infant brothers; and three sisters, Susie Becker, Minnie Koehn and Ruth Jantz.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home Chapel, Newton, with the Rev. Lee Suderman presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Emmanuel Bible Church Cemetery, rural Moundridge. Memorials may be sent to Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, in care of the funeral home.
ECKHARDT, Arthur Eugene
b. 31 Dec 1931 - Billings, Montana
d. 24 Mar 2008
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 26 Mar 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
Arthur Eugene Eckhardt was born Dec. 31, 1931, in Billings. He was the son of Jacob Eckhardt and Katherine Heimbichner Eckhardt. He was baptized and confirmed in what was then called First German Congregational Church in Billings. He graduated from Billings Senior High School in 1950. Art was known to all as "Sonny."
Following graduation, he served in the United States army for two years, serving in the military police corps in Korea. Upon his return from military service, he worked for Kuchera Furniture Store. Most of his working life was spent as a salesman for Service Candy Company.
While serving in the military police, he met his best friend and lifetime companion, Jose Godinez. They enjoyed wonderful times with both of their families. Together, they enjoyed water skiing, fishing, roller-skating, bowling and spending time with his nieces and nephews. Sonny was a member of Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ, the Loyal Order of Moose, the VFW and the Eagles.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Wilbur, Theodore, Richard and Robert; and two sisters, Agnes and Helen.
Sonny completed the earthly part of his life on Monday, March 24, having been surrounded by the love and power of God on this earth through 76 years, 2 months and 24 days.
He leaves now to carry on his memory: his good friend and companion, Jose Godinez; one brother, Leo; seven sisters, Frieda Fode and husband Ed, Clara Hensley, Mae Sartorie and husband Richard, Betty Strecker and husband John, Irene Cook, Delores Luff and Alice Stene and husband Andy; in addition to nieces and nephews and other relatives and many friends.
Thanks be to God for God's power and God's love manifested in and through this life.
ECKHARDT, Robert Theodore
b. 14 Aug 1926 - Billings, Montana
d. 18 Feb 2008 - Billings, Montanta
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 21 Feb 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmidt
Robert Theodore Eckhardt passed away on Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, with his family at his side.
Robert was born on Aug. 14, 1926, to Jacob Eckhardt and Katherine Heimbischner Eckhardt. He grew up in Billings with 14 siblings. He served in the Navy on the USS Sperry from December 1944 to July 1946 attaining rank of 2nd Class Seaman. He met Violet GABEL in August of 1947 at a dance in Shepherd, marrying the love of his life on June 27, 1948.
Bob worked at Midland Packing Company for 42 years, where he was looked upon as a good leader and well-liked. After retirement, he worked as a seasonal employee at In Bloom Nursery selling flowers and Christmas trees for five years. He enjoyed visiting with customers.
Bob and Vi enjoyed many fishing trips with family, relatives and friends to Martinsdale, Ruby Lake and Cliff Lake, enjoyed hunting with his son and grandsons and enjoyed bowling on a Senior League at Fireside Lanes. One year, his team was league champion. He coached his son Gene in baseball until he reached the Legion program. Bob especially enjoyed attending 10 of the past 13 USS Sperry ship reunions, making lifetime friendships with past seamen. Bob and his family especially enjoyed processing wild game in their home shop for 15 years, where he enjoyed telling stories to his customers. Bob was a member of the American Legion, Yellowstone Post #4 for nearly 40 years.
Bob was on dialysis at Billings Clinic for the past three years, where he made several friends. A special thanks is given to Dr. Gregory Mock and the nurses at the dialysis unit at Billings Clinic, as well as Dr. Daniel Gall and Dr. Paul Loveau, for care they gave to Bob.
Bob is survived by his wife, Violet; son Gene (Dawn) of Laurel; one step-grandson, Msgt. Colin Stevick USAF (Julia) of Bossier City, La.; grandson LTJG Chad Eckhardt USCG (Jennifer) of Jacksonville, Fla.; and three great-grandchildren, Rachel and Rebecca Stevick and Marisa Eckhardt. Another great-granddaughter is expected in May. Also surviving are seven sisters, Freda (Ed) Fode, Clara Hensley, Mae Sartorie (Richard), Irene Cook, Betty Strecker (John), Delores Luff and Alice Stene (Andy); two brothers, Arthur "Sonny Eckhardt" and his friend Jose Godinez, and Leo Eckhardt.
Deceased family members include his parents; sisters Helen Williams and Agnes Eckhardt; and brothers Theodore, Richard and Wilbur Eckhardt.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 409 S. 36th St. in Billings. Burial with military honors will be at Mountview Cemetery in Billings following services. The casket will be open for viewing on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, as well as at church prior to the service. Donations can be made to Rocky Mountain Hospice, Pilgrim Congregational Church or Dialysis Unit at Billings Clinic. Michelotti-Sawyers is in charge of arrangements and condolences may be left for the family at www.michelottisawyers.com.
EGLY, Kathleen Mae
b. 5 Oct 1926 - Oelrichs, South Dakota
d. 23 Feb 2008 - Fresno, California
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 1 Mar 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmidt
Dr. Kathleen Mae Schmidt, Ph.D., formerly of Gering, died Feb. 23, 2008.
A memorial service was held in Fresno, Calif. and burial will take place in Gering in July.
Kathleen was born Oct. 5, 1926, in Oelrichs, S.D. to Enise and Mae Egly. She attended schools in Oelrichs and Hot Springs, S.D. She received her undergraduate degree from Chadron State College and graduate degrees from University of Wyoming and Arizona State University.
Kathleen taught school in Gering and was a professor of English and Art at Hiram Scott College in Scottsbluff. For 17 years she was an Art professor at Northeast Oklahoma State University in Tahlequah, Okla.
On April 21,1946, she married Harold SCHMIDT in Gering.
She is survived by their sons; Tom (Mary Beth) of West Jordan Utah, Ernie (Stacey) of Sidney, David (Norma) of Fresno, Calif., and Jack (Bobbi) of Reno, Nev. She has one grandson, Garrett Schmidt, of Reno, Nev. and four step-grandchildren. She has two surviving brothers; Robert Egly (Karen) of Marshall, Minn. and Don Egly (Lucille) of Oelrichs, S.D..
Her husband, Harold, her parents, and sister, Enid Schmidt, preceded Kathleen in death.
b. 7 Aug 1931 - La Junta, Colorado
d. 8 April 2008 - Rocky Ford, Colorado
From La Junta Tribune Democrat - April 8, 2008, Submitted by Arliss Hoskins
Albert Ehrlich, 76, of Rocky Ford, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 after a battle with cancer at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral services will be Friday, April 11, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Tony Bolen officiating. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery.
He was born on August 7, 1931 to Jacob & Mollie (Schimpf) Ehrlich in La Junta, Colorado. He married Shirley JONES of Las Animas on January 20, 1952, and they made their home in Rocky Ford.
Albert was known for his sense of humor, sharing of hugs and all the produce that he grew that he shared with all. He was adored by his grandchildren for the pumpkins he grew and he was known to many others as the pumpkin grandpa. He was a devoted member of the Trinity Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years Shirley A. Ehrlich of Rocky Ford; brother Jake Ehrlich of La Junta; children Ed (Betty Miller) Ehrlich of Rocky Ford; Patty (Kenny) Mills of Manzanola; Rusty Ehrlich of Cheraw; Linda Yochum of La Junta; grandchildren Brett Mills, Alisha (Crispin) Miell, Ryan (Lacey) Ehrlich, Shanna Yochum, Scott Ehrlich, Adam Mills, Kristen Yochum and Andrew Mills; great grandchildren Xaden & Axton Ehrlich; Crislyn & Adisyn Miell; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents Jacob & Mollie Ehrlich, brothers Carl and Richard Ehrlich, sisters Martha Hirschler, Mollie Griggs and Gladys Herman. In lieu of flowers you may make memorial contributions to the Arkansas Valley Hospice Association, P.O. Box 408, La Junta, CO, 81050.
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EHRLICH, Harry D.
b. 10 Jun 1919 - Gering, Nebraska
d. 21 Mar 2008 - Gering, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld , Scottsbluff, NE - 25 Mar 2008. Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
Harry D. Ehrlich, 88, of Gering, died peacefully, Friday, March 21, 2008, at his granddaughters' home with his family by his side.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at 10 a.m. at Gering Memorial Chapel with Pastor Ron Nuss-Warren officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the chapel. Memorials may be given to the Prairie Haven Hospice. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.geringchapel.com.
Harry was born on June 10, 1919 in Gering to Peter and Anna (Siebel) Ehrlich. He attended school in Gering. He farmed in the valley and also worked at the Sugar Factory. He was a member of the Elks and Eagles Lodge. He enjoyed flying and his music.
Harry is survived by his daughter, Harriett Curtis and his son, David Ehrlich both of Gering; 3 grandchildren, Robin Otzel, Mark Curtis and Sheri Strodtman; 8 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers and sisters.
EHRLICH, Leon G.
b. abt 1922
d. 10 Mar 2008 - Wichita, Kansas
From Wichita Eagle - Tuesday, March 11, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
EL DORADO - Ehrlich, Leon G., 86, died March 10, 2008. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Grace Lutheran Church. Survivors: sons, Mike, Tim; daughter, Debra LaRosa; stepsons, Randy, Phillip, Joe; stepdaughters, Beverly, Diana, Donna, Karen; brothers, Walter, Louis, Edward; 33 grandchildren. Carlson Funeral Home. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 3/11/2008.
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ELKINS, Bettie Joan
b. 12 May 1928 - Kinesport, Tennessee
d. 5 Apr 1008 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbullf, NE - 8 Apr 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
Bettie Joan Asmus, 79, of Gering, passed away Saturday April 5, 2008, at Heritage Estates to be with her Lord.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, at Jolliffe Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Rich Peterson and Larry Massey co-officiating. Burial will follow at the Bayard Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday April 8, from 1 to 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to Prairie Haven Hospice. Condolences may be made by visiting www.jolliffefuneralhome.com and will be forwarded to the family. Jolliffe Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Betty was born May 12, 1928 in Kinesport, Tenn. to William "Tenk" and Martha Imogene (Edwards) Elkins. She attended school and grew up to adulthood in Tennessee and North Carolina areas working at various jobs. She assumed the rolls of Care giver; Big Sister; mother and homemaker for the family when her mother passed away at an early age. Her sister relates that "Betty raised me."
Betty and Donald ASMUS were married in Clark County, Nev. on Nov. 26, 1965, later making their home in the Sun City ? Romoland area of California where her husband was employed by the U.S. Postal service, ill health forced his early retirement and they moved to Gering to make their home with their two children, he passed away from cancer in 1981.
Over the years many have benefited from Betty's compassionate care, the young, the old, the bed-bound and the less fortunate as well as the handicapped, she cared for all, sometimes in her home and sometimes in theirs. Betty loved doing so; her southern culture Christianity expressed through her friendliness and desire to help others will be greatly missed.
Health issues forced Betty into assisted living at Wel-Life in 2001 then into Heritage Estates in 2004.
Survivors include her daughter, Glenda (Ernesto) Ramirez and their daughters Katie and Anna of Buellton, Calif.; son, Timothy Asmus of Porterville, Calif.; sisters, Sadie (Bob) Parton of Lino Lakes, Fla. and Sue (Bill) Renolds of Blountville, Tenn.; brother, Wayne (Shirley) Elkins of Burleson, Texas; sisters-in-law, Martha Peterson of Lewiston, Mont. and Kathryn (Carl) Schneider of Bridgeport; brother-in-law, John Schwabaur of Gering, as well as numerous nephews, nieces and friends.
Preceding her in death are her parents; husband; infant sister, Helen Faye; sister, Lillie Beaver; brother, Hassell Elkins. Her brother, George Elkins is among the MIA; brothers-in-law, Adam and David Asmus, Glenn Peterson, John (Mary) Bolger; Ralph (Lydia) Parriott and Henry (Eva) Schoeneman and sister-in-law, Mollie Schwabauer.
b. 1 Apr 1873 - Russia
d. 25 Jan 1950 - Dickinson, North Dakota
From Dickinson ND Press - 26 Jan 1950, Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday for Mrs. Katherine Schwindt, 10 West Broadway, who died at her home yesterday, after a lingering illness. Msgr. George P. Aberle will conduct the rites in St. Joseph's Catholic church. Interment will be in St. Joseph's cemetery.
Mrs. Schwindt was born to Mrs. And Mrs. Conral Ell in Russia, April 1, 1873 and came to the United States in 1899. She married Matt SCHWINDT in Russia, and she had lived in this county for 49 years.
Survivors include two daughters and five sons, Mrs. Tony Faller, Mrs. Ralph Feininger, Leonard, Arthur, Joe, Andrew and Sebastian, all of Dickinson. She also had 15 grand children and four great grandchildren.
Her husband preceded her in death in 1947.
The Mischel funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Dickinson ND Press 26 Jan 1950
ELLIS, Margy E.
b. 28 Sep 1924 - Mill Valley, California
d. 6 Feb 2008 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 8 Feb 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
Margy E. Martin, 83, of Scottsbluff, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, (2008) at the Residency Care Center.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Residency with Reverend Brad Gustafson of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Inurnment will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the Scottsbluff Public Library or the Residency Association Memorial Fund.
Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel is in charge if arrangements.
Margy E. Martin was born Sept. 28, 1924, in Mill Valley, Calif. to P. Cooper and Margaret (Tourtelot) Ellis. She moved to Scottsbluff with her parents in 1927. She attended Scottsbluff schools graduating as valedictorian of the class of 1942. Margy graduated from Scottsbluff Junior College and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Denver in 1946. In 1969 she received a Masters degree in Library Science from the University of Denver.
Margy married Quintin H. MARTIN Dec. 27, 1948, in Scottsbluff. Prior to her marriage, she worked as a librarian in the Oakland, Calif. public libraries and later served for 21 years as Director of Library Services at Western Nebraska Community College, retiring in 1986 with the title of Administrator Emeritus.
She was a life member and had served as president of the American Association of University Women, P.E.O Chapter GA, Wahanka Home Extension Club, Delta Kappa Gamma, and the afternoon circle of Presbyterian Women. She was an elder and had served as librarian of First Presbyterian Church of Scottsbluff for many years. The many programs and book reviews she presented were much enjoyed by friends and members of her organizations.
After moving to the Residency in 1992, Margy participated in many activities there, including establishing the library and serving as librarian. She also formed the Residency Readers' Roundtable, acting as chairman and discussion leader.
Survivors include her husband; daughters and sons-in-law, Gail Herstead and Robert Luce of Carson City, Nev.; April and Ronald Groskopf of Buffalo, Wyo.; Beverly and Jim Glassen of Boise, Idaho; and son, Ellis Martin of Kearney; grandchildren, Kara Groskopf, Kelli Groskopf, and Lauren Herstead.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Charles Ellis.
ENNS, Ruth Emma
b. 9 Aug 1912 - Marion County, Kansas
d. 15 Apr 2008 - Hutchinson, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, April 19, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Ruth Emma Brandt, 95, passed away April 15, 2008, at Hutchinson Hospital.
She was born Aug. 9, 1912, in Marion County, the daughter of Peter I. and Emma A. Thurman Enns. She attended school at Buhler and Burrton, Kan. She was a farm wife, homemaker and caregiver at Salem Home in Hillsboro, Kan. She was a member of Tabor Mennonite Church, Newton, Kan., and had attended First Church of God, Hutchinson, Kan. She was active in the Tabor Sewing Society of the church and while at First Church she was a member of the Women of the Church of God and taught Sunday school. She and her second husband volunteered in the Denver area working with Brothers Redevelopment Group. They also volunteered in Loveland, Colo., rebuilding homes following the Big Thompson flood and performed relief work for tornado victims in Wichita Falls, Texas.
On March 22, 1936, she married Alfred W. FISCHER at Goessel, Kan. He passed away Sept. 17, 1967. On Dec. 7, 1968, she married Elmer J. BRANDT at Hutchinson, Kan. He passed away June 9, 1995.
Survivors include: three sons, Darrell Fischer and wife Claire, Las Vegas, Nev., Merle Fischer, Wichita, Kan., and Dennis Fischer and wife Janet, Hutchinson, Kan.; a stepson, Loren Brandt and wife Leona, Goessel, Kan.; a stepdaughter, Judy Schmidt and husband Abram, Moundridge, Kan; two half sisters, Ella Kroeker, Hutchinson, Kan., and Lynda Schmidt, Fresno, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Eileen Hunley and a younger brother.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Tabor Mennonite Church, rural Newton, Kan., with the Rev. Corey Miller presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson, and from 9 a.m. until service time Monday at the church. The family will greet friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Interment will take place at 2 p.m. Monday in Penwell-Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hutchinson, Kan. Memorials may be given to Tabor Mennonite Church in care of the funeral home. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.PenwellGabel.com.
b. 27 Dec 1929 - Inman, Kansas
d. 19 Jan 2008 - Comstock, Wisconsin
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, Jnuary 31, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
COMSTOCK, Wis. - Earvey Ensz, 78, died Jan. 19, 2008, at his home, Comstock, Wis.
He was born Dec. 27, 1929, in Inman, the son of Henry and Anna Reimer Ensz. He was raised in Kansas and moved to Oregon when he was 23, where he worked at a VA facility during the Korean War. He stayed in Oregon for another five years and was a carpenter. He moved to Wisconsin in 1959, where he operated a dairy farm until his retirement.
On April 3, 1956, he married Edna FRIESEN in Ste. Anne, Manitoba, Canada. She died June 1, 2000. On Aug. 31, 2001, he married Darlene FRIESEN in Ste. Anne, Manitoba, Canada. She survives.
Other survivors include: four daughters; a brother; four sisters, including, Margaret Penner, Inman and Wilma Giesel, Hesston; 20 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Funeral was held Jan. 23, 2008, at Gospel Mennonite Church, Almena, Wis.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Skinner Funeral Home, Cumberland, Wis.
b. 4 Aug 1922 - Inman, Kansas
d. 4 Jan 2008 - Hutchinson, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, January 6, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Albert "Al" Ensz, 85, died Jan. 4, 2008, at Hutchinson Hospital.
He was born Aug. 4, 1922, in Inman, the son of George and Marie Hildebrand Ensz. He attended school in Inman. A resident of Hutchinson, he was the former owner and operator of Wasson Supply Inc., Hutchinson. He was associated with the business for 50 years, starting out working there as a salesman in 1946.
He belonged to First Baptist Church, Hutchinson-Reno Masonic Lodge No. 124 AF and AM, Midian Shrine, Wichita, Wichita Consistory 32 Degree, High Twelve Club of Kansas, American Legion Lysle Rishel Post No. 68, and the Loyal Order of Moose No. 982. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
Survivors include: a daughter, Sharon Ensz, Hutchinson; a brother, Eldo "Bud," Wichita; a sister, Luella Neufeldt, McPherson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Melvin Ensz; and five sisters, Esther Neufeld, Martha Penner, Bertha Bowman, Katherine Martens, and an infant sister, Mary Jane Ensz.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Elliott Chapel, Hutchinson, with Pastor Stephen Taylor presiding. Friends may sign the register from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the mortuary, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in North Inman Cemetery, Inman. Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association or the Shriner's Hospital for Children, both in care of the mortuary.
HUTCHINSON - Ensz, Albert "Al," 85, retired owner/operator of Wasson Supply died January 4, 2008. Visitation 7-8 p.m. Monday, service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, both at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. Survivors: daughter, Sharon Ensz; brother, Eldo "Bud"; sister, Luella Neufeldt; numerous nieces & nephews. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/6/2008.
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ERB, Norma J.
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ERDMANN, Steven John
b. 18 Jan 1960 - Billings, Montana
d. 29 Feb 2008 - Billings, Montana
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 2 Mar 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
Our beloved husband, daddy, son, brother, grandfather and uncle Steven John Erdmann passed away on Feb. 29, 2008. Steve suffered a severe acute asthma attack. He will no longer suffer from shortness of breath or pain.
Steve was born on Jan. 18, 1960, in Billings to William and Marcella Erdmann, he was their eldest son.
Steve grew up learning from his parents the love of the outdoors. There was not a moment that he was not thinking of fishing and hunting or planning his next adventure with his brothers Mitch and Billy. There isn't a knot that he could not tie or invent. When the rods and guns were put away, Steve would pick up the guitar and make the best sounds you ever heard. Steve LOVED his old Fender Strat that his parents bought him when he was ten. There was not a song that Steve could not pick or sing.
Steve attended St. Francis School, Lewis and Clark and Billings Senior High from which he graduated in 1978. Steve then attend Billings Auctioneering School. He worked for many years at Roscoe Steel and Culvert. From there he went to Washington State where he worked at striping highways. Steve moved back to Billings in 1993 to work for Markrite Lines. What a good move it was for him; not only was he back with his family whom he loved so much, he rekindled a romance with his high school sweetheart, Shirley. In front of family and close friends, Steve and Shirley were married on March 17, 1994. Steve loved this date, it was easy for him to remember. So on St. Patrick's Day raise up your glasses and remember Steve.
On Sept. 10, 1997, Steve and Shirley were blessed with a beautiful daughter Sage Bailey Erdmann. Sage truly was the sparkle in her daddy's eye. Their love for each other was like no other. Steve also leaves behind a stepson Grant (Becca) Brewer. Steve considered Grant his son and loved him as one. Steve and Shirley also have a daughter, Crystal Erdmann who brought Steve much joy and memories, especially Crystal's golden birthday.
Steve is survived by his strong and loving wife Shirley; his parents William and Marcella Erdmann; his brothers Mitch (Rosemary) Erdmann and Billy (Dawn) Erdmann; his children Crystal, Grant, and Sage; and three grandchildren Kallie, Cash and Kelby. Steve is also survived by his nephews Scott and Michael Erdmann, whom he loved dearly and they loved him; his nieces whom he thought were the most beautiful nieces that anyone could have, Chelcie, Meghan and Breanna Erdmann, who loved him dearly and by his most heartfelt love, his grammie Monica Lang. Steve is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Steve was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, William and Minnie Erdmann; his maternal grandfather John M. VanElsen; his uncle John VanElsen; and a nephew William Robert Erdmann.
A trust fund has been set up for Sage Erdmann at Little Horn State Bank where donations can be made.
A vigil for Steve will be held at 5.30 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, at Michelotti-Sawyers, 1001 Alderson. Funeral Mass will be held at 12 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, at. St Patrick's Co-cathedral. Cremation will follow the services. Following mass we would like our family and friends to join us in celebrating Steve's life at the Knights of Columbus at 2216 Grand Avenue. Michelotti-Sawyers is in charge of arrangements and condolences may be left for the family at www.michelottisawyers.com
EWERT, Kaye Christine
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