FABRICIUS, Herbert, Sr.
Parents from Kratzka, Russia
b. 13 Nov 1913 - Ault, Colorado
d. 2 Mar 2008 - Cheyenne, Wyoming
From Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Cheyenne, WY - 6 Mar 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
Herbert Fabricius Sr., 94, of Cheyenne died March 2 at Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne.
He was born Nov. 13, 1913, in Ault, Colo. He was the son of Russian immigrants, who came from the Kratzka area in 1907. The family then moved to Wyoming and began farming. Herbert met Marie HAUN and they were married on Feb. 4, 1934, in Riverton. He worked in lumber and mines until an accident caused a lifestyle change, and then he started a 34-year career with the Union Pacific Railroad in Laramie, from which he retired in 1975. He then started his second career working long hours on elaborate cross-stitch projects. He was an avid gardener while in Laramie and was known for his roses and flower gardens. In 1990, Herbert and Marie moved to Pointe Frontier, then in 1994 they moved to Westgate and from there in 2005 to Aspen Wind. Mr. Fabricius was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Pacific Old-timers No. 5 and Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Laramie.
Mr. Fabricius is survived by his devoted wife, Marie; a daughter, Lavon of Fort Collins, Colo.; a son, Herbert Fabricius Jr. of Norfolk, Va.; a brother, Harold Ellen Fabrizius of Mesa, Ariz.; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander and Katherine Farbizius; and four brothers, Clifford Fabrizius, Clifford II Fabrizius, Elmer Fabrizius, and Harry Fabrizius.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Our Savior Lutheran Church with the Rev. Robert Reinart III officiating. Interment will be in Greenhill Cemetery in Laramie. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Aspen Wind, Our Savior Lutheran Church or Davis Hospice Center. Services are under the direction of Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes.
b. 11 Sep 1968 - Hays, Kansas
d. 8 Jan 2008 - Sun City, Arizona
From Salina Journal - Sunday, January 13, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
SUN CITY, Ariz. -- Matthew Fabrizius, 39, Sun City, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008.
Mr. Fabrizius was born Sept. 11, 1968, in Hays, Kan.
Survivors include his father, John Fabrizius of WaKeeney, Kan.; his mother, Cheryl Fabrizius of Sun City, Ariz.; a brother, Andrew of Mesa; a sister, Andrea Fabrizius of Glendale; and three grandparents.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Schmitt Funeral Home, 336 N. 12th, WaKeeney 67672. Burial will be in WaKeeney City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Brain Injury Association, in care of the funeral home
Note: Matthew Fabrizius was born Sept. 11, 1968, in Hays to John D. and Cheryl (Garrett) Fabrizius. He was a 1987 graduate of Trego Community High School and attended Fort Hays State University and Kansas State University.
b. 11 Sep 1968 - Hays, Kansas
d. 8 Jan 2008 - Sun City, Arizona
From Hays Daily News - Sunday, January 13, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Matthew Fabrizius, 39, Sun City, Ariz., died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, at his home.
He was born Sept. 11, 1968, in Hays to John D. and Cheryl (Garrett) Fabrizius. He was a 1987 graduate of Trego Community High School and attended Fort Hays State University and Kansas State University.
Survivors include his father, WaKeeney; his mother, Sun City, Ariz.; a brother, Andrew Fabrizius, Mesa, Ariz.; a sister, Andrea Fabrizius, Glendale, Ariz.; and his grandparents, Chris Garrett, and Rubin and Ella Fabrizius, all of WaKeeney.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Richard "Dick" Garrett.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Schmitt Funeral Home, WaKeeney; burial in WaKeeney City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to American Diabetes Association or Brain Injury Association in care of the funeral home.
FEININGER, Ralph C.
b. 25 Dec 1902 - Russia
d. 18 Aug 1953 - Medora
From The Dickinson ND Press 21 Aug 1953, Submitted by email@example.com
Funeral services for Ralph C. Feininger, Dickinson painter, will be held Friday (today) Aug. 21, at the St. Joseph’s church at 9 a.m. Msgr. Aberle will officiate at the service.
Mr. Feininger died in a car accident on highway 10, five miles west of Medora Tuesday, Aug. 18. (1953)
The deceased was born in Russia Dec. 25, 1902. He came to the United States in 1913. He has resided in Stark county since that year.
He was married to Mary Schwindt in Dickinson Sept. 15, 1934. Two daughters were born to them who with their mother survive him. The daughters are Gloria Jean and Eileen, both at home.
Others who survive him are his brothers, Edward, Dickinson; John, Billings, Mont.; Nick in California; Phillip, Dickinson; and his sisters, Mrs. Roy Kopp, Dickinson; Mrs. John Keller, Dickinson and Mary Feininger, Dickinson.
The body was to lie in state at the Price-Tobin funeral home until the day of the funeral.
The Dickinson ND Press 21 Aug 1953
FICEK, Frank, Jr.
b. 24 Feb 1875 - Russia
d. 19 Oct 1953
The Dickinson ND Press 22 Oct 1953, Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank Ficek, Jr., New Hradec farmer, died at the St. Joseph hospital Monday, Oct. 19. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 21, from the Saints Peter and Paul church at New Hradec with Father Laudislaus Brydl officiating.
Mr. Ficek was 78 years of age having been born Feb. 24, 1875 to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ficek, sr., in Russia. He came to Dickinson in 1891 and homesteaded at Dickinson and in the New Hradec community.
He was married to Mary HANEL in 1898. She preceded him in death in 1948. They were the parents of six sons and a daughter. The sons are Joseph and Adolph of Dickinson; Isadore of Manning; Henry, Stanley and Thomas of Dickinson and Mrs. Phillip Jablonsky, Dickinson. Three children preceded him in death.
Other survivors include 30 grandchildren and five great grandchildren; a brother, Anton, New Hradec; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Zastoupil, Dickinson; Mrs. Vincent Fisher, Dickinson and Mrs. Mary Karsky, New Hradec.
He was a member of the Sts. Peter and Paul church and the Catholic Workman.
The Mischel-Olson chapel had charge of funeral arrangements. The Dickinson ND Press 22 Oct 1953
b. 3 Jun 1903 - Russia
d. 7 Jul 1951
The Dickinson ND Press 12 Jul 1951, Submitted by email@example.com
Joseph Ficek who passed away on Saturday, July 7, of cancer at the St. Joseph’s hospital was buried Tuesday, July 10, at the Sts. Peter and Paul cemetery in New Hradec, with the Reverend Adolph Pribyl officiating at the service.
Mr. Ficek had been ill for six months; he was a retired farmer. The pallbearers were Anton Binstock, Charles Ficek, Donald Hoydt, Robert A. Ficek, Tony Kralicek and George Miller.
Mr. Ficek was born in Russia, on June 3, 1879, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ficek. He came to the United States in 1893 and was married to Anna Binstock at the St. Peter and Paul church in New Hradec on January 13, 1903. His wife, 12 children, 18 grandchildren, two brothers, and three sisters survive him.
His children are: Louie, Joe, Frank, Clement, Edward, Ludwig, Steve, Robert, Emil, Pete, Blaze and Andrew. Annie, a daughter, preceded him in death in 1940 at the age of 10.
Mr. Ficek was a member of the Catholic Workmen.
The Mischel funeral home was in charge of the funeral. The Dickinson ND Press 12 Jul 1951
b. 3 Apr 1888 - Stark County
d. 20 August 1952
From The Dickinson ND Press 21 Aug 1952, Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Katherine Ficek, 64, died at the St. Joseph’s hospital Wednesday, Aug. 20, after an illness of about one week. Funeral services will be held Friday at 8:30 a.m. at the St. Wenceslaus church with Father Pribl officiating and at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Peter and Paul church at New Hradec with Father Brydl officiating.
Mrs. Ficek was born in Stark county, April 3, 1888. She has lived in this state all her life and has resided in Dickinson for the past eight years.
She was married to John FICEK Nov. 22, 1907. Seven children were born to them, six of whom survive her. A son and her husband preceded her in death. The surviving children are Mrs. Nick Luptak, Dickinson; Mrs. Martin Wandler, New England; Mrs. Joe Splichal, Dickinson; John Ficek, Dickinson; Charley Ficek, Bismarck; and Mrs. Raymond Reiley, West Yellowstone, Wyo. The Mischel funeral home will have charge of the funeral arrangements. The Dickinson ND Press 21 Aug 1952
FINK, Margaret Ann
b, 27 Aug 1927 Lambert, Montana
d. 29 Jan 2008 - Sidney, Montana
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 31 Jan 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
SIDNEY - Mass of the Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at St. Matthews Catholic Church, with Father Greg Staudinger presiding. A luncheon will follow at the Parish Center. Interment will be in Richland Memorial Park under the direction of Fulkerson Funeral Home of Sidney. The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer's Association, American Heart Association or a charity of your choice. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com.
Margaret Ann (Fink) Vaira, 80, passed away Jan. 29, 2008, in Sidney. She was born on Aug. 27, 1927, to Roy and Isabella (Meyer) Fink on the family farm north of Lambert. She was the fifth of 12 children, attended the Bradley School and graduated from Lambert High. Margaret attended the College of Great Falls and upon returning home became a secretary to the Richland County Agent in Sidney.
Margaret married James P. VAIRA on July 12, 1948, at St. Philomena's Catholic Church in Sidney by Fr. Patrick O'Reilly. They bought a farm north of Lambert where they raised everything from cows to sheep to chickens to eight kids. Mom enjoyed spending time in her garden and flowerbeds, and her kitchen table was often adorned with fresh flowers. The door was always open for family and friends. Every time we came home from school, the house was filled with the smell of fresh baked bread and goodies. She always had a hot meal ready for the table or the field. In between raising eight kids, Mom held the offices of treasurer and secretary for the Lambert Altar Society of St. Theresa Catholic Church and was a member of the Friendly Neighbors Homemakers Club.
Every grandchild was blessed with a fuzzy blanket made by her loving hands. They loved to snuggle on grandma's lap while she read or sang to them. Another love of hers was following her children and grandchildren's sports, concerts, music festivals and any other activity they were involved in. She also enjoyed doing latchhook, cross stitch, embroidery, crossword puzzles, collecting spoons from around the world, reading and dancing. Mom and Dad danced their way around the countryside going to Polka Festivals and local dances.
Her deep faith in God carried her through life's ups and downs. One of her services to Him was being a Eucharistic Minister. She dedicated her life to her family. We couldn't have asked for a better wife, mom, grandma or great-grandma.
Survivors include her loving husband, James, of 59 years; her eight children, Larry (Kathy) Vaira, Charlene (Don) Netzer, David (Peggy) Vaira, Daryl (Kim) Vaira, Nancy Vaira (Duane) Smith, Doreen (Craig) Herbert, Nick (Nancy) Vaira and Janice (Todd) Opp; 29 grandchildren, Jason (Suzanne), Jennifer and Laura Vaira; Miles (Jessica), Kyla, James and Victoria Netzer; Jolene (Ben) Geary, Jodi (Aaron) McWilliams, Jeff, and Janell Vaira; Carrie (Kevin) Brost, Courtney (Brandon) Joyce, Megan, Devon and Drue Vaira; Corbyn, McKenzie and Landon Smith; Shea, Kodi, Colten, Lane and Trent Herbert; Navarr, Quinn and Lachlan Vaira; Morgan and Jory Opp; 10 great-grandchildren, Matt and Katie Geary; Spencer, Madison, Brianna, Tristyn and Tyler Brost; Braeden Joyce; Makyya Vaira-Ross and Mia McWilliams; her surviving siblings are Muriel John, Harold, John, Paul, Dorothy, William, Robert, Joseph and James Fink.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and sisters, Christine Schmitz and Mary Dignan.
FINK, Victor K.
b. 2 May 1928 - Lovell, Wyoming
d. 24 Feb 2008 - Lovell, Wyoming
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 28 Feb 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
LOVELL, Wyo. - Victor K. Fink, 79, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, in his home, after an extended illness. Vic was born May 2, 1928, in Lovell, to Katherine and Karl N. Fink.
Victor married Olive L. HAIGH on June 8, 1947. He was a resident of Lovell and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church his entire life. Vic worked on the family farm before working in Lovell as a manager of the bowling alley and then becoming Safety Coordinator for American Colloid and retiring in 1993.
Vic was committed to the Lovell community. He was a member of the Lovell Volunteer Fire Dept., Lions and Jaycees. He coached Lovell Little League for many years, as well as spearheading the organization of the Miss Big Horn County pageant for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Olive; daughter Mrs. Craig Pearson (Barbara); son Victor K. Fink, Jr. (Debra); and grandchildren Aaron Fink, T.J. Fink, Alexa Rae Fink, Dawn Marie Patterson (Carl) and Jennifer Baldwin (Willie); and great-grandsons, Trevor Baldwin and Devon Baldwin. He is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Virginia Fink and Minnie Fink; and one brother-in-law, Clyde Harvey.
Funeral services will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church, Thursday, Feb. 28, at 11 a.m. A viewing was held Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Haskell's Funeral Home.
b. 6 Dec 1869 - Russia
d. Jun 1950 - Dickinson, North Dakota
From Dickinson ND Press - 14 Jun 1950, Submitted by email@example.com
Katharina Koch, died at about 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph's hospital. She had been a resident of St. Benedict �s home for the last four years and death was caused by complications of old age.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today in St. Joseph's Catholic church, with Msgr. George P. Aberle officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph's cemetery.
Mrs. Koch was born in Russia, December 6, 1869, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sebastian Fischer. She came to the United States in 1909.
She was married to Dennis KOCH, who preceded her in death in 1934.
Survivors include her children: Mrs. Alex Dietz, Hamilton, Mont.; Mrs. Val Messer, Hebron; Mrs. Mike Ehrmantraut, Lodi, Calif.; Sebastian Koch, Amidon; Andrew Koch, Belfield; and John Koch, Richardton. She also has 38 grandchildren.
The Mischel funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Dickinson ND Press 14 Jun 1950
FISCHER , Monica
b. abt 1924
d. 17 Apr 1953
From The Dickinson ND Press 21 Apr 1953, Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Funeral services will be conducted for Mrs. Monica Fischer Tuesday, April 21 at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph’s church with Msgr. George Aberle officiating.
Mrs. Fischer, age 49, died at the St. Joseph’s hospital Friday, April 17. She had been ill for about five years.
She was married to John FISCHER at Dickinson July 9, 1923. Six children were born to them. The children are Peter, Dickinson; Leo, Denver; Herbert and Robert, at home; Mrs. Edwin Lisko, Dickinson; and Loretta at home.
She is survived by the following brothers, Christ and Phillip, Dickinson; John, Scheffield; and Jack, Swansville, Minn., and sisters, Mrs. John Zeigler, Dickinson; Mrs. Martin Kupper, Dickinson; Mrs. Kasper Gress, Fargo; and a twin sister, Lena, Mrs. John Gress, El Cajon, Calif.
Mrs. Fischer was a member of the Lady of Lourdes church south of Belfield, the Lady of the Lourdes guild and the St. Anthony brotherhood.
Survivors include the husband, two daughters, fours sons, four brothers, four sisters and seven grandchildren. The Mischel-Olson chapel is in charge of arrangements. The Dickinson ND Press 21 Apr 1953
FISCHER, Ruth Emma Brandt
See Ruth Emma Enns
b. 17 Feb 1890 - Russia
d. 22 Sep 1951 - Dickinson, North Dakota
The Dickinson ND Press 25 Sep 1951, Submitted by email@example.com
Funeral services for Alexander Fisher will be conducted Wednesday, Sept. 26, (1951) at 9 a.m. in the St. Wenceslaus church in Dickinson, with Msgr. George Aberle officiating at the service. Burial will take place in the St. Joseph’s cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tom Samson, Bill Rhoades, Wm. Mahlmann, Tony Fiest, Sylvester Fettig and Vince Trinka.
Mr. Fisher, resident of the Gress addition, passed away Saturday at his home after an illness of four months. He was a carpenter by trade.
He was born in Russia, on February 17, 1890, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Fisher. He was married to Veronica METZEL in Bloomfield, N.D., October 17, 1910.
The surviving relatives include his wife and nine children. The children are: Edward of Thief River Falls, Minn.; Fred and Mrs. Betty Sabol of Helena, Mont.; Leo of St. Marys, Idaho; Mrs. Kay McCann of Rexford, Mont.; Mrs. Marie Larson and Mrs. Agnes Sabol of Warren, Minn.; Mrs. Helen Mahlmann of Fayette and Mrs. Irene Trinka of Dickinson.
One brother and two sisters also survive him: John of Linton; Mrs. Sylvester Fettig of Richardton; and Mrs. Amelia Samson of Richardton. Mischels funeral home is in charge of arrangements. The Dickinson ND Press 25 Sep 1951
FIX, Philip H.
b. abt 1898
d. 7 May 1953
From The Dickinson ND Press 19 May 1953, Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Philip H. Fix of Kansas City, Mo., passed away of a heart attack May 7, 1953, at the age of 55.
A member of the St. James Catholic church, he was born at Antelope, N. D., and has lived in Kansas City eight years.
Mr. Fix leaves his wife, Mrs. Connie Fix, and three daughters, Mrs. Caroline Melchior of Richardton, N. D.; Mrs. Elizabeth Wanner, Sacramento, Calif.; Mrs. Mable Smeltzer, Ketchikan, Alaska and two sons, Raymond Fix, Kansas City and Virgil Fix at home. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Rose Garecht, Dickinson and a brother Roney Fix of Antelope.
The following relatives attended the funeral from North Dakota: From Dickinson were: Mr. and Mrs. John J. Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Wolbaum and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wolbaum. From Mandan were: Mr. and Mrs. Florian Emineth; from Carson, Mrs. Frank Emineth. From Antelope were Mr. and Mrs. John Melchior. From Richardton were Mr. and Mrs. Mike Melchior. The Dickinson ND Press 19 May 1953
FIX, Wendelin, Sr.
b. 15 Oct 1861 - Franzfeld, Russia
d. 10 Apr 1950 - Mott, North Dakota
From Dickinson ND Press - 14 Apr 1950, Submitted by email@example.com
Funeral services for Wendelin Fix Sr., of rural Mott, were to be held yesterday at St. Vincents church in Mott, according to the Olson funeral home.
Mr. Fix, a retired farmer, died at 2 p.m. on April 10 at his home.
Officiating pastors were Fathers Herman J. Mandry, Henry Copini and Vaclovac Sirka. Pallbearers were his grandsons Wendelin V. Fix, Wendelin Fix, John Schmalz, Christ Beehler, Louie Fix and Wendelin Buckmeier. Special music was provided by the Children's choir. Interment was in the Mott cemetery.
Wendelin Fix was born in Franzfeld, Russia, October 15, 1861. He was married to Rosina KLEIN in his native country and came to the United States in December 1910. He was a member of St. Peter's church at Haymes.
Survivors include eight children, four sons and four daughters. Four children preceded him in death.
Surviving children are Mrs. Johanna Boehler, Hettinger; Fabian Fix, Haymes; Mrs. Rosina Buckmeier, Meadow, South Dakota; Peter Fix, Mott; Mrs. Margaret Schmaltz, Haymes; Linus Fix, Mott; Wendelin Fix Jr., Mott and Mrs. Anna Mosbrucker, Mott. One sister, Mrs. Caroline Buckmeier of Bison, N. D., is also living. Dickinson ND Press 14 Apr 1950
d. 21 Apr 2008
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 23 Apr 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
On April 21, 2008, our beloved husband, dad, grandpa, and our die-hard handyman, Jake Flegler, passed from this world with his family by his side. He was born on April 10, 1921, to John and Mary Flegler of Dunmore - a small railroad siding between Hardin and Crow Agency. He attended schools in Hardin. Initially, school was difficult for Dad because he only spoke German when he entered elementary. His first words to his teacher were (translated): "I want my momma." That love for his mother lasted his entire life.
He married Violet BECKER on June 18, 1942, and together they raised six children. They initially farmed south of Hardin until 1959, then moved to Hardin, on to Billings, and finally to Huntley, where they lived for more than 20 years. In June 2002, Dad and Mom moved to Billings, and despite Dad's initial protests, he thoroughly enjoyed his new home and made friends with all of his neighbors. If we could not find Dad (he was hard to keep track of), we would look for the house where his wheelchair was parked.
Dad was a jack of all trades and was self-employed until his retirement. But the highlight of his life was his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Actually, Dad loved all kids and thoroughly enjoyed them!!!
Surviving Jake is his loving wife of 66 years, Violet; his five children, Janice (Gary) Koch, Sharon (Steve) Ketterling and Lois McConnell, all of Billings, John (Jill) Flegler of De Soto, Kan., and Mary (Jarold) Petersen of Cedar Park, Texas; daughter-in-law Karen Flegler of Cordes Lakes, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and tons of friends. Dad was preceded in death by his son, Richard; his parents; his brother, Henry; and sisters, Mary Jabs and Olga Fox.
Viewing will be held Thursday, April 24, at Funeral Gallery at 29 Eighth St. West, Billings, between 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial services will be held Friday, April 25, at 2 p.m., at the E&R Church in Hardin. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the charity of your choice or Pilgrim Congregational Church in Billings.
FOOS, Eva Martha
See Eva Martha Staley
FOOS, Jacob J.
b. 29 Feb 1904 - Dietel, Russia
d. 13 Jan 2008 - Gering, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 16 Jan 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
Jacob J. Foos, 103, of Gering, passed away the morning of Jan. 13, 2008, at Heritage Estates. He would have been 104 years of age on February 29, 2008.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 18, at St. James Lutheran Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Jason Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Creighton Valley Cemetery near Melbeta.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers you donate to charities of your choice. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.geringchapel.com.
Visitation will be Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Gering Memorial Chapel.
Jacob was born in Dietel, Russia on Feb. 29, 1904, to Fred Foos, Sr. and Elizabeth Clayman. He was 2 years old when the family immigrated to the United States, arriving in Galveston, Texas. The family lived at Ft. Collins for several years prior moving to Scottsbluff. His parents rented farms in the area. Jacob married Elizabeth WEINMASTER in 1926 and farmed for 29 years north of Minatare.
Jacob was a farmer, tried and true. In 1946, the family moved to a farm south of Melbeta. Jacob received many highten awards for tonnage on his sugar beet crops. He also loved to grow watermelons and always had an orchard. He was an able musician on the dulcimer and mouth harp, and was a credible poet. For several years he even adventured raising registered Berkshire hogs. The best part of the week, however, was on Sunday. First he attended church in the morning, but in the afternoons, he and Elizabeth hopped in their car and went fishing. He would sit all afternoon for one little measly fish. Casting that fishing line out on the waters at Lake Minatare had to be as close to heaven as he could get.
Jacob was a faithful member of St. James Lutheran Church in Scottsbluff, where he served as elder, council member and historian. When asked why he thought he had lived so long, he replied, "Beats Me. Must be something I didn't do yet."
Survivors include his daughter, Ruth Antolini and son-in-law Ernest of Santa Cruz, Calif.; grandchildren, Craig and Bradley Foos, Denise and Jeffrey Antolini; five great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.
Preceding him in death was his wife, Elizabeth; son, Robert; brother, Fred; sisters, Eva Specht and Mary Weinmaster; grandson, Bryant Foos and daughter-in-law, Jeri Foos.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Heritage Estates and the nurses for their kind and loving care these past years.
See LaDonna Henry
b. 30 Mar 1917 - Huntley, Montana
d. 22 Feb 2008 - Billings, Montana
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 25 Feb 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
Marie Ostermiller, 90, of Billings passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, at Eagle Cliff Manor. She was born March 30, 1917, in Huntley, Mont. to David and Amelia (Rau) Foos. She grew up and went to school in the Huntley Project area. Marie married John OSTERMILLER on Sept. 4, 1935, in Cody, Wyo. She devoted her entire life to her family. She was a wife, homemaker, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother.
Marie is survived by her three sons, James (Julie), Harvey (Claudia), Dennis (JoAnn; her two daughters, Darlene (Jack) Wunderlich and Donna (Allen) Coomber and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters and one brother.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband, John; her son, Darrel; her parents, three sisters, and one brother. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
Visitations will begin Tuesday morning at Smith Downtown Chapel, 925 S. 27th St. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Smith Downtown Chapel. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
See Dorothy Woods
FOUSE, Myron, Elmer
b. 10 Jan 1919 - Trousdale, Kansas
d. 10 Apr 2008 - Kingman, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, April 12, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
TROUSDALE - Myron Elmer Fouse, 89, died April 10, 2008, at Wheatland's Health Care Center, Kingman. He was born Jan. 10, 1919, at Industry, the son of Eston LeRoy and Flora Amanda (Cramer) Fouse. A Farmer/Stockman and resident of Trousdale since 1948, he graduated from Chapman High. A WWII, U.S. Navy Veteran, member of Trousdale UMC, Lincoln Township Board & Fire Department & Soil Conservation Award winner in 1976.
On 1-20-1945 he married Esther Eiline (ENGLISH) at Trousdale; she died Dec.16, 2007.
Survivors include: a son, Vernon L. Fouse and wife Linda, Kingman; a daughter, Shirley J. Fouse, Topeka; four grandchildren, Amy and Aaron Fouse, Michael and Ashley Brown. He is preceded in death by parents, wife, infant daughter, sister Katherine Sexton and a grandson Adrian Fouse.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Monday, April 14th, at the Trousdale United Methodist Church with Pastor Elaine Lord officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Minnis Chapel, St. John Burial will be in the Farmington Cemetery, Macksville. Memorials may be sent to the Church or Harry Hynes Hospice in care of Minnis Chapel, P.O. Box 34, Macksville, Ks. 67576.
TROUSDALE - Fouse, Myron Elmer, 89, died April 10, 2008. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Trousdale United Methodist Church. Survivors: son, Vernon and wife, Linda of Kingman; daughter, Shirley Fouse of Topeka; 4 grandchildren. Minnis Chapel, Macksville. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 4/12/2008.
FRANK, Earl C.
b. 7 Aug 1945 - Bismarck, North Dakota
d. 17 Dec 2007 - Billings, Montana
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 20 Dec 2007, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
GLENDIVE - On Dec. 17, 2007, Earl C. Frank, age 62, peacefully went home in the arms of his Savior, surrounded by his family at Billings Clinic ICU Unit. His dignified and courageous battle against many illnesses was a testimony of his strength to all of us.
A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at the Chapel of the Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home in Glendive. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Glendive, with Pastor Avis Anderson officiating. Interment with military honors will be in the Dawson Memorial Cemetery in Glendive. Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home of Glendive is entrusted with arrangements.
Earl was born on Aug. 7, 1945, in Bismarck, N.D., the son of Phillip and Hertha (Laubenstein) Frank. He was raised in western North Dakota until he was 5 years old, when his family moved to Montana. He attended school in Dawson County and graduated from Dawson County High School with the class of 1963. Earl joined the U.S. Navy in the fall of 1963 and served his country for four years during the Vietnam War. He received an honorable discharge in August 1967. On Nov. 22, 1967, Earl was united in marriage to the love of his life, Linda THOMSON Earl and his wife lived in Glendive until November 1968 when they moved to Denver while Earl completed his accounting degree at Parks School of Business. In December 1969, Earl and his wife returned to Glendive, where they made their home. Earl was employed by various accounting firms, working for Cross Riggs when completing his college degree at Dawson Community College. In 1981, Earl and Linda fulfilled his dream, becoming self employed and establishing Frank Accounting and Tax Service. Last year was his 36th tax season.
Earl loved to surround himself with family and friends. He was a strong shoulder to lean on, supportive listener and captured every heart he touched. Some of his favorite things were spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and going fishing. His fishing travels took him to many breathtaking places, yet his favorites were Tobin Lake in Canada and the family cabin at Parshall Bay, N.D. Earl was an avid sports fan and faithful Cardinal fan, as well as a supportive spectator for his grandchildren.
Earl was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Vietnam Veterans of America, VFW Post #1125, American Legion, Elks Lodge and Moose Lodge. He was a member of the Montana Society of Public Accountants and the National Society of Public Accountants.
Earl was preceded in death by his parents; twin sisters, Gloria Nelson and Gladys Waters; a nephew, Greg; two nieces, Vicki and Cindy; two brothers-in-law, Bob and Jerry; one sister-in-law, Grace as well as many close and dear friends, including his life long friend, Erven Sura.
Blessed to be a part of his life are his wife, Linda, of Glendive; his daughter, Amy Casini and her husband Joe of Billings; his son, Aaron Frank and his wife Paula of Glendive; grandchildren, Justin and Jacob Frank, Elizabeth, Alexandria, Kaitlyn and Misty Casini; his great-granddaughter, Charisma Angell; his brother, Jim Frank and his wife Wanda of Sidney; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.silvernale-silhafuneralhome.com.
FRANK, Gertrude R.
See Frank Borth
FRANK, John P.
b. abt 1914
d. 1953 - Milwaukee, Wisconson
From The Dickinson ND Press 4 Sep 1953, Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Ben Froehlich of Dickinson has returned home after she had been to Milwaukee, Wis., where she was called to attend the funeral services for a brother, John P. Frank.
Mr. Frank was a former Dickinson resident, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Frank of Dickinson. He was 39 years of age and a veteran of World War II. He has been in poor health for the past year and was a patient in a Veteran’s hospital in Milwaukee for the past three months. The cause of death was Brights disease and dropsy.
Funeral services were held at the St. Ann’s Catholic church at Milwaukee and burial was made in the Veterans cemetery in Woods, Wis. Full military rites were given the veteran.
The deceased lived in Dickinson before he was drafted into the service. He was married during the war. He had no children. Following his separation form the armed services he lived in Milwaukee where he was employed in a trousers factory.
Those who survive him are his wife, who resides in Milwaukee; his mother, Mrs. Emil Frank, Dickinson; three sisters, Mrs. Ben Froehlich, Dickinson; Mrs. Pete Froehlich, Dickinson; and Mrs. Jake Gross, Spokane, Wash.; and two brothers, Joe Frank, Dickinson, and Tony Frank, Milwaukee. The Dickinson ND Press 4 Sep 1953
b. 29 Oct 1886 - Russia
d. 5 Dec 1951 - Golden Valley, North Dakota
From The Dickinson ND Press 7 Dec 1951, Submitted by email@example.com
Mrs. Mathilda Vogel, of Golden Valley, will be buried Sunday at 3 p.m. service at the St. Joseph’s church in Dickinson with the Msgr. George Aberle officiating. Interment will be in the St. Joseph’s cemetery.
Mrs. Vogel passed away Wednesday at the St. Joseph’s hospital after an illness of a month.
She was born in Russia October 29, 1886, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Frank. She came to the United States in 1890 and has resided in this state since 1896.
In 1902 she was united in marriage to Phillip VOGEL at Dickinson. She is survived by the following children: Joseph, Dickinson; Lawrence, Los Angeles; Rudolph, Los Angeles; Peter, Glendive; Mrs. Elizabeth Walter, Billings; Mrs. Magdalene Wehner, Gladstone; and Mrs. Catherine Clarys, Golden Valley. Others who survive her are two brothers, Lawrence Frank, Dickinson; Anton Frank, Fargo; and Mrs. Willard Fisher, Dickinson.
Mrs. Vogel was a member of the St. Joseph’s church and the St. Ann’s Altar society.
The Mischel funeral home is in charge of the funeral arrangements. The Dickinson ND Press 7 Dec 1951 (Friday)
FRANZ, Goldie Loretta
See Goldie Loretta Stubby
FRANZ, Joanne Marie
See Joanne Marie Kastrup
FRANZ, Loren Joe
b. 12 Oct 1932 -
d. 11 Nov 1994
From The Wichita Eagle - November 14, 2004, Submitted by Harvey May
Franz, Loren Joe, born Oct. 12, 1932 to J.H. and Katie Franz, died Nov. 11, 2004. He married Doris
DUERKSEN on Sept.12, 1953. He was both a member and a deacon at the First Mennonite Brethren Church. Loren culminated his career as President of ABS Inc. a privately owned office machine business. Loren was preceded in death by an infant brother, Jimmie; father, Jake Franz and brother-in-law, Franklin James Duerksen. He is survived by mother, Katie Franz; wife, Doris; daughter, Debbie and husband, Merrill Miller and their daughters, Allegra, Stacy and Natalie of Spokane, WA; son, Lindell and wife, Terri and their children Luke and Lindsey of Oxford, KS; brother-in-law, Larry and wife, Kathy Duerksen; sister-in-law, Betty (Duerksen) Crum. Loren loved his family and will be deeply missed. Funeral service 10 a.m. Monday, First Mennonite Brethren Church, Wichita Resthaven Mortuary.
FRANTZ, Mary Elizabeth
b. 12 Mar 1919 - Durham, Kansas
d. 9 Mar 2008 - Gossel, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, March 11, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
GOESSEL - Mary Elizabeth Unruh, died March 9, 2008, at Bethesda Home, Goessel.
She was born March 12, 1919, in rural Durham, the daughter of Peter H. and Justina Pankratz Frantz.
She married Noah D. UNRUH in rural Durham. He died July 13, 1990.
Survivors include: two daughters, Naomi R. Unruh, Newton, and Margaret M. Davis, Overland Park; a sister, Josephine Eslinger, Canton; a granddaughter; two great- grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Golden Plains Free Methodist Church, rural Newton. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Newton. Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton is in charge of arrangements.
FRANTZ, Mary Elizabeth
b. 12 May 1919 - Durham, Kansas
d. 9 Mar 2008 - Goessel, Kansas
From Kansan Com - Newton, Kansas - March 12, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Mary Elizabeth Unruh passed away Sunday (March 9, 2008) at Bethesda Home in Goessel.
She was born May 12, 1919, in rural Durham, the daughter of Justina (Pankratz) and Peter H. Frantz. They preceded her in death.
She married Noah D. UNRUH on Feb. 27, 1938, in rural Durham. He preceded her in death on July 13, 1990. Mary and Noah pastored Mennonite churches in Minnesota, Montana and Oklahoma, as well as Congregational churches in Sedgwick, Lincoln and Ford, all in Kansas. She had assisted Noah in his real estate business from 1961 until his death. She was a faithful wife, a devoted mother and grandmother, and a woman of prayer.
Survivors include daughters, Naomi R. Unruh of Newton and Margaret M. Davis and husband, Don, of Overland Park; sister, Josephine (Frantz) Holdeman Eslinger and husband, Everett, of Canton; sisters-in-law, Lucille Frantz of California and Edith Unruh of Newton; granddaughter, Linda Davis of Overland Park; great-grandchildren, Katelin and James Sutler of Overland Park; great-great-grandson, Vance Davis of Overland Park; and many other relatives and friends.
She also was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth (Frantz) Unruh; brothers, Abe, Eldo and Eddie Frantz; and two brothers who died in infancy.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Golden Plains Free Methodist Church in rural Newton, followed by funeral service at 2 p.m. at the church, with the Rev. Charles Kaufmann presiding. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton. Memorials may be made to Golden Plains Free Methodist Church or Bethesda Home in care of the funeral home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.
FRANZ, Goldie Loretta
b. abt 1924
d. 29 Jan 2008 - Hillsboro, Kansas
From The Wichita Eagle - January 31, 2008, Submitted by Harvey May
Hillsboro - Franz, Goldie Loretta, 84, homemaker, died Jan.29, 2008.Visitation with family 6 to 8 p.m. today. Jost Funeral Hole; service 10 a.m. Friday, First Mennonite Church of Hillsboro; burial in Haven or Rest Cemetery. Survivors: husband, Joel A.;
daughters, Deanna M. Jantz and husband, Dennis of Park City, Marlys Martens of Hillsboro; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be sent via firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRANZ, Joel A.
b. 19 Jan 1927 -
d. 4 Apr 2008 - Hillsboro, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, April 6, 2008
Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
HILLSBORO - Joel A. Franz, 81, died April 4, 2008, in Hillsboro. He was born Jan. 19, 1927, the son of Jacob A. and Minnie Funk Franz. He made custom draperies. He belonged to the First Mennonite Church, Hillsboro. On July 25, 1947, he married Goldie STUBBY. She died in 2008. Survivors include: daughter, Deanna M. and Dennis Jantz; daughter-in-law, Marlys Plett; sister, Alice Peters; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, Steven Mark Franz, in 1975.
Funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Mennonite Church, Hillsboro. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro, with the family present. Burial Haven of Rest Cemetery, rural Hillsboro. Memorials to the First Mennonite Church.
b. 1881 - Kolon, Russia
d. 23 Feb 1951 - Dickinson, North Dakota
From Dickinson ND Press - 28 Feb 1951, Submitted by email@example.com
Funeral services for Helena Frederick of 228 South Main were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the St. Joseph's Catholic church in Dickinson. Monsignor George P. Aberle officiated the services. Pallbearers were members of the St. Anthony club. She died at her home February 23 at 5:30 p.m. She had been ill about 30 years.
Helena Frederick was born in 1881 in Kolon, Russia. She came to the United States in 1902. She married Jerome FREDERICK in Dickinson.
Surviving relatives are children Mrs. Florence Morrisson, Anthony Frederick, Mrs. Francis Sherwood, Mrs. Andeline Lang, Mrs. Theresa Viastel, Mrs. Helen Calahan, and Mrs. Pauline Gibbard. Other relatives are Kathleen and James Gibbard, Betty, Jean and Robert Frederick, George J. Lang, Binard and Edward Sherwood, Jerry Calahan Jr. Great grandchildren are John F., Joyce Debrah, Robert and Charleen Frederick.
She was a member of the St. Joseph's and St. Anthony club in Dickinson. The Mischel funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Dickinson ND Press 28 Feb 1951 (Her maiden name is not known)
b. 1 Jan 1889 - Russia
d. 10 Oct 1953 - Dickinson, North Dakota
The Dickinson ND Press 14 Oct 1953, Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
John Frenzel, Dickinson, retired farmer, died at the St. Joseph’s hospital Saturday, Oct. 10, after an illness of about three years. He suffered from a heart condition.
Funeral services were to be conducted for the deceased Tuesday, Oct. 13, from the St. Joseph’s Catholic church at 10 a.m. with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. George P. Aberle officiating. Burial was to be made in the St. Joseph’s cemetery.
Mr. Frenzel was 64 years old. He was born in Russia Jan. 1, 1889 and came to the United States in 1899. He lived on a farm in Stark county until 1946 when he moved into Dickinson.
He was married to Rose Miller in Dickinson in 1909. Nine children were born to the union, three of whom preceded him in death. He was a member of the St. Joseph’s church; the German-Hungarian club and the St. Anthony club.
Survivors include the children, Mrs. George Koffler, Joe Frenzel, Florian Frenzel, Mike Frenzel, Clement Frenzel and Mrs. Herb Lefor, all of Dickinson; 15 grandchildren; a brother, Joe Frenzel, Dickinson, and his sisters, Mrs. John Decker, Mrs. John Dolechek and Mrs. Peter Hatzenbuhler, all of Dickinson. The Price-Tobin funeral home had charge of the funeral arrangements. The Dickinson ND Press 14 Oct 1953
FREY, Raymond E.
b. abt 1926
d. 17 Nov 2007
From The Wichita Eagle - November 19, 2007, Submitted by Harvey May
GOESSEL - Frey, Raymond E., 81, died November 17, 2007. Visitation 2-9 p.m. today, with family present from 6-8. Miller Funeral Home, Goessel. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Tabor Mennonite Church, rural Goessel. Survivors: wife, LuEtta; son, Sherwin, daughters, Marcene Entz, Melissa Beitler, brother, Marlin, sister, Earla Critchfield, Nila Chambers.
b. abt 1872 - Russia
d. 9 Aug 1951
From The Dickinson ND Press 11 Aug 1951, Submitted by email@example.com
Jacob Friedt, 79, long time resident of the Mott community, passed away at his home August 9, at 10:20 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted from St. Vincent’s church of Mott, on Monday, August 13 at 10 a.m. with Father Mandry, Deacon Father Backes and Sub Deacon Father A. Colbeck celebrating solemn requiem high mass. Rosary will be said at the Olson funeral home in Mott today at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. by the Knights of Columbus and at 7:30 p.m. Sunday by the Altar society.
Mr. Friedt was a native of Russia and came to the United States in 1902. He was married to Margaret ZENTNER on June 2, 1896, while still in Russia.
They recently celebrated their fifty-fifth wedding anniversary.
He is survived by his wife and the following children: Alex and Mike of Mott; Frank of New England; Jake of British Columbia; Mrs. Frank Roller and Mrs. Tony F. Frank of New England and by forty grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Mr. Friedt was a trustee of St. Placidus church of the Mott area from 1910 to 1945 when he retired. Interment will be in the Mott cemetery and will be in charge of the Olson funeral home. The Dickinson ND Press 11 Aug 1951
b. 28 Oct 936 - Cannon Ball Township - North Dakota
d. Jul 1949 - Mott, North Dakota
From Dickinson ND Press 16 and 19 Jul 1949, Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Valentine Friedt, age 12, of rural Mott, died Wednesday from an injury in a farm accident. Services will be Saturday with burial in St. Placidus cemetery.
Valentine was born October 28, 1936 in Cannon Ball Township to Rochus and Katie Messer Friedt.
He is survived by his parents, brothers Leonard 16 and Thomas 15, sister Loretta, grandmother Mrs. Benedict Friedt at Mott and grandfather Ferdinand Messer of Yakima WA. Notes from Dickinson ND Press 16 and 19 Jul 1949
FRIESEN, Abe L.
b. 11 Sep 1912 - Jansen, Nebraska
d. 3 Jan 2008 - Buhler, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, January 5, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
BUHLER - Abe L. Friesen, 95, passed away on Jan. 3, 2008, at Buhler Sunshine Home, Buhler, Kansas.
He was born Sept. 11, 1912, at Jansen, Neb., the son of Jacob M. and Maria Fast Friesen. He graduated from Tabor College, McPherson College and Central Baptist Seminary. He had been a teacher for the Zoar Bible Academy, Wichita Public Schools, and Central Christian High School in Hutchinson, KS. He farmed at Inman. He was past member of the Zoar Mennonite Brethren Church, Inman. He belonged to Buhler Mennonite Brethren Church.
On May 9, 1937, he married Eleanor PRIEB. She died Jan. 31, 1954. On June 6, 1956, he married Luella Thomas. She died Feb. 24, 1964. On July 5, 1966, he married Mary Ann LOEWEN. She survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, Willard and wife, Marge, Mountain Lake, Minn., and Robert and wife, Virginia, Buhler; three daughters, Carol and husband, Dean Graber, Bixby, Okla., Genevie and husband, Gary Schmidt, Pratt, and Rita and husband, Robert Loewen, Hillsboro; two sisters, Hulda Prieb, and Katherine Penner, both of Inman; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Arnold and J.M. Friesen, and a sister, Marie Siemens.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Buhler Mennonite Brethren Church, with Pastor Nick Rempel presiding. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Buhler Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Buhler Sunshine Home, or Buhler Mennonite Brethren Church, both in care of the mortuary.
BUHLER - Friesen, Abe L., 95, died Jan. 3, 2008. Service 2 p.m. Sunday, Buhler Mennonite Brethren Church. Survivors: wife, Mary Ann; sons, Willard, Robert; daughters, Carol Graber, Genevie Schmidt, Rita Loewen; sisters, Hulda Prieb, Katherine Penner; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Buhler Mortuary. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/5/2008.
FRIESEN, Cleta D.
See Cleta D. Blessing
FRIESEN, Henry Reimer
b. abt 1928
d. 14 Feb 2008 - Russell, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Friday, February 15, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
RUSSELL -- Henry Reimer "Hank" Friesen, 80, Russell, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008.
Survivors include his wife, Ollie; son, Gordon; three daughters, Alice Huff, Diana Reidel and Carol Friesen; two brothers, Frank and Ike; two sisters, Anne Apsley and Mary Culver; 6 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell. A private family committal will follow. Visitation from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary, family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memorials to the Henry Friesen Memorial in care of the mortuary. To send online condolences, visit www.pvpmortuary.com.
FRIESEN, Henry Reimer
b. 27 Mar 1927 - Chihuahua, Mexico
d. 14 Feb 2008 - Russell, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Saturday, February 16, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Henry Reimer "Hank" Friesen, 80, Russell, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, at Russell Regional Hospital. He was born March 27, 1927 in Chihuahua, Mexico, to Henry D. and Margaret (Reimer) Friesen.
He married Ollie LEATHERMAN on August 26, 1961, in Perryton, Texas. He was a truck driver for oil companies.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Gordon Friesen, Salina; three daughters, Alice Huff, Miami, Texas, and Diana Reidel and Carol Friesen, both of Russell; two brothers, Frank Friesen and Ike Friesen, both of Liberal; two sisters, Anne Apsley, Vancouver, Wash., and Mary Culver, Omaha, Neb.; six grandchildren; and a great- grandson.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell; private family committal will follow. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the mortuary. Memorial are suggested to Henry Friesen Memorial in care of the mortuary.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.pvpmortuary.com.
b. 22 Mar 1924 - Rossville, Kansas
d. 3 Jan 2008 - Sykesville, MD
From Topeka Capital Journal - Saturday, January 19, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
SYKESVILLE, MD- Maxine was born in Rossville, Kansas on March 22, 1924 to Herman J. and Edna Harris Friesen. She passed from this life on January 3, 2008 after an extended illness. Maxine, formerly of Topeka, Kansas, now from Sykesville, Maryland leaves behind her son, Dr. Gregory C. Lewis, his wife, Dr. Rosemary L. Lewis and granddaughters, Alexandra and Tatiana Lewis of Mount Airy, Maryland; also a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Peggy Friesen of Topeka, Kansas, sister-in-law, Irene Friesen of Council Bluffs, Iowa, sister-in-law, Florence L. Friesen of Topeka, Kansas, many nieces and nephews and ex-husband, Charles J. LEWIS of Westminster, Maryland. She was predeceased by her parents, three brothers, Clifford Friesen of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, Dale Friesen of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Donald Friesen of Topeka, Kansas, and a sister, Gearldine Pitts of Delia, Kansas. Maxine was employed by Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas during WW 11 and later by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in Topeka, Kansas where she worked for almost thirty-three years. She bowled on the Goodyear team and with several local leagues, winning many local and state championships. She was a member of the Goodyear Retiree Club and donated countless hours working as a volunteer for the V.A. and Meals on Wheels Organization. She attended the Second Presbyterian Church. Maxine was well known for her delicious pies and was affectionately known as the Pie Queen of Topeka, winning many ribbons. Maxine enjoyed playing poker, making pies, going to garage sales, and playing with her grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on January 20 in Sykesville, Maryland at the Village House Residence. Arrangements for Memorial in Topeka, Kansas are scheduled for early March. Published in the Topeka Capital-Journal on 1/19/2008.
FRIESEN, Mildred L.
See Mildred L. Nickel
b. 14 Oct 1914 - Burton, Kansas
d. 21 Jan 2008 - Inman, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, January 23, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Rubina Regier, 93, died Jan. 21, 2008, at Pleasant View Home, Inman.
She was born Oct. 14, 1914, in Burrton, the daughter of Cornelius F. and Sarah Peters Friesen. She graduated from Buhler High School. A resident of Hutchinson since 1942, moving from Moundridge, she was a homemaker, and a salesperson at Ben Franklin, Duckwalls and Skaggs.
She belonged to the First Mennonite Church, and the Women of the Moose Hutchinson Chapter No. 1371.
On April 10, 1937, she married Otto J. REGIER in Moundridge. He died March 30, 1982.
Survivors include: two sons, Kenneth, South Hutchinson, and Jerold "Jerry", Temecula, Calif.; a daughter, Shirley Steinbach, Holden, Mo.; three sisters, Esther Friesen, Hutchinson, Selma Royce, Twin Falls, Idaho, and Fern Smith, Ogden, Utah; 10 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Mennonite Church, with Pastor Debbie Schmidt presiding. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at Elliott Mortuary Chapel, Hutchinson, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Buhler Municipal Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the First Mennonite Church, or Pleasant View Home, both in care of the mortuary.
HUTCHINSON - Regier, Rubina, 93, died Jan. 21, 2008. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, First Mennonite Church. Survivors: sons, Kenneth, Jerold "Jerry"; daughter, Shirley Steinbach; sisters, Esther Friesen, Selma Royce, Fern Smith; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren. Elliott Mortuary. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/23/2008.
FRIESEN, Stanley R.
b. Saskatchewan, Canada
From Wichita Eagle - Wednesday, March 5, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Friesen, Stanley R., MD. When my father awoke he asked for the Zuider Zee. He had to get back to the Zuider Zee. Some unfinished business. Some unfinished business with the family. The Zuider Zee, or the Southern Sea, is south of Friesland, perhaps the ancestral home of Friesens. He was awakening from a week of sedatives. Here are the things that my father loved. The Flint Hills. The cabin in Colorado. He loved our mother, his wife, Beth. He loved teaching. He loved research. He loved music, especially piano, which he played expertly. He loved his family. And he loved truth. Although he was religious, he never let superstition keep him from knowledge. If there were contradictions, he was content to live with them. He loved being a scientist. He loved the pursuit of truth. He would find it. He would let what he found guide him and was never afraid of it. In the same vein he was not afraid to change if the truth and ethics led him to it. Ethics were taken for granted. He was, I think, incapable of making an unethical choice. This was perhaps the finest gift he gave me and which he clearly gave to my brother and sisters. Driving through the untamed and gentle spirit of the plains which are the Flint Hills of eastern Kansas he would stop and get out, he said, "to let the wind blow all my cares away." He especially loved those hills when he wandered them with our mother. We went there after her funeral. It was the last time the four of us, their children, were together until dad was in the hospital with pneumonia and sepsis with the sedatives coursing through his veins dreaming of the Zuider Zee. We were all together at the Zuider Zee in 1960 also, driving through Friesland and a lot of the rest of Europe. Another gift to us was to teach us not to be parochial, to see the wider world and yet value our roots. He seemed to feel most a part of the earth at the cabin in Colorado. The sky, the birds, the view from the deck, sitting by the fire in his easy chair reading seemed to anchor him. And of course he was most at home in the small towns of Kansas - Cheney, Mt. Hope, Hillsboro. This is where he grew up, courted our mother, and is where he will be buried next to mom. My father was born in Saskatchewan of Mennonite parents from Kansas and Manitoba. Raised in Cheney, Kansas, he married Beth HATTAN of Mt. Hope, Kansas, whom he met in 5th grade, and with whom he fathered the four of us. Medicine was near the core of who he was. He attended school at Friends University, Wichita, and the University of Kansas. He obtained his MD degree in 1943, and his surgery training and PhD at the University of Minnesota. He practiced and taught surgery at Kansas University Medical Center for 39 years where he trained many surgeons, retiring in 1989 as Professor Emeritus of Surgery and History of Medicine. He was loved by his patients for his compassion and gentleness. He became an internationally respected researcher and a leader in Endocrine Surgery. He researched in London and taught all over the world. He authored several books, textbooks as well as books about the history of surgery and medicine, a book about the history of the Medical Center and a book about Erasmus. He returned to the Zuider Zee on February 28, 2008, never having fully emerged from the fog of his illness. He lives on through the survived: a sister, Joyce Marsh; four children: Rick, Robert, Peggy, and Kathy; seven grandchildren: Laura, Betsy, Katie, Rick, Matthew, Tae and Claire, and three great grandchildren: Dean, Roy and Andrew. Memorial services will be held at Old Mission United Methodist Church, Shawnee Mission Parkway at Mission Rd., Friday, March 7, at 1:30pm. A reception of friends will follow the service at the church on Friday. Memorial donations can be made to the Stanley R. Friesen Fund at the Kansas University Medical Center Endowment Association, or Old Mission Methodist Church or to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements by: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS 913-648-6224. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.dwnewcomers.com Published in the Wichita Eagle on 3/5/2008
See Marie Glanz
b. 22 Sep 1917 - Minatare, Nebraska
d. 30 Dec 2007 - Alliance, Nebraska
From The Star-Herald from 1/1/2008 - 1/3/2008 - Scottsbluff, NE, Submitted by Mark B. Wills
ALLIANCE - Alex Fritzler, 90, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, at Highland Park Care Center with his loving family beside him.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church with Reverend Martin T. Schnare and Reverend Richard C. Mueller officiating. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church or to Highland Park Care Center. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Alex was born Sept. 22, 1917, to Alex and Eva (Schnell) Fritzler in Minatare. He married his loving wife Dorothy NUSS in 1946 in Scottsbluff. This year they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
He was a lifetime area farmer in the Alliance area where he raised sugar beets, corn, beans and hay.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy; children, Geri and Lorin Anthony of Sidney, Richard and Barbara Fritzler, Alvin and JoElla Fritzler and Allan Fritzler all of Alliance; grandchildren, Mike and Cary Anthony of Lincoln, David and Katie Anthony of McCook, Bill and Mary Fritzler of Grand Island, Angie and Kurt Knudsen of Alliance, Courtney and Brian Buchholtz of Jamestown, N.D., Michele and Adam Simpson of Lakewood, Colo., Sommer Fritzler, Valerie and Erik Adams of Alliance, Adam Fritzler of Lincoln, Andrea and Nathan Sterzer of Bayard, Chance Fritzler of Donetsk, Ukraine, Melissa Clyburn of Alliance, Misty and Jeremy Evert of Norfolk, Rick and Kristy Moffett of Wood River, Russ and Kory Knight of Gering, Lee and Elizabeth Fritzler and Mark and Erin Fritzler of Alliance; 23 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandchild; brother, Jake Fritzler and Fred (Peggy) Fritzler of Alliance and his sister Mary Martin of Yankton, S.D.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sis-ter, Eva and husband Ed Brehm; brothers, Henry, Conrad and another brother Conrad who died in his youth; sister-in-law, Bonnie Fritzler; brothers-in-law, Fred Schnell and Dave Martin and nephew, Fred Schnell.
b. 3 Jan 1920 - Calgary Alberta, Canada
d. 4 Mar 2008 - Hutchinson, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, March 6, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
HOLYROOD - Mollie Besthorn, 88, died March 4, 2008, at Mennonite Manor, South Hutchinson.
She was born Jan. 3, 1920, in Calgary Alberta, Canada, the daughter of Godrey and Annie Hilderman Fritzler. She was a homemaker.
On Sept. 14, 1949, she married Henry W. BESTHORN. He died Aug. 26, 1993.
Survivors include: a son, Fred, Topeka; two daughters, Kathleen, Wichita, and Annie Reynolds, Hutchinson; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Paul's United Church of Christ Cemetery, Holyrood, with Pastor Deborah Rains presiding. There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be sent to the Ellsworth County Health Care Foundation or Mennonite Manor, South Hutchinson, in care of Parsons Funeral Home.
FROELICH, Alma M.
b. 5 Jun 1914 - Perry, Oklahoma
d. 7 Feb 2008 - Anthony, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, February 8, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
ANTHONY - Alma M. Armstrong, 93, died Feb. 7, 2008, at Harper Hospital.
She was born June 5, 1914, Perry, Okla., the daughter of Julius Christopher and Louise Krause Froelich. She was a homemaker and formerly a housekeeper at Anthony Hospital.
She belonged to Zion Lutheran Church of Argonia, Zion Lutheran Church Ladies Aid Society and Zion Lutheran Church Quilting Ladies.
On April 18, 1937, she married Otho T. "Jack" ARMSTRONG, Perry, Okla. He died Aug. 5, 1967.
Survivors include: four daughters, Geneva Bell, Wellington, Janet Whaley, Wellington, Linda Jefferson, Thornton, Colo., LaVonne Slivocka, Wichita; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: two sisters, Wanda Hauser and Marie Wells; four brothers, Ed, Art, Herman and Paul Froelich; and a granddaughter.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Prairie Rose Funeral Home, Williams Chapel, with Deacon John Schlickau presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Forest Park Cemetery, Anthony. Memorials may be sent to: Zion Lutheran Church of Argonia, in care of the funeral home.
FROELICH, Barbara Jean Unrein
See Barbara Jean Coleman
FROEHLICH, Mrs. Clement Binstock
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 (Do not know given name)
See Mary Braun
FROHMAN, Patricia Eileen Martin
See Patricia Knaub
FUNK, Rose F.
See Rose F. Dietz
FUNK, William L.
b. 12 Jul 1962 -
d. 23 July 1977- Loma Linda, California
From information Submitted by Ethel Lock and Janet Flickinger
William L. Funk, Russell—William L. Funk, 15, died Saturday July 23 rd at Loma Linda, Calif., after a long illness. Born July 12, 1962, he was engaged in carpentry work with his brother in California. He was a resident of Tuscon, Ariz.
Survivors include parents; M. Sgt. and Mrs. Kenneth Funk, Tuscon, Ariz.; brothers: Michael, Redlands, Calif.; Douglas, Tuscon, Ariz.; sister: Mrs. Rebecca Perez, San Bernadino, Calif.; half-brother: Gary Davis, Salina; half-sister: Mrs. Kitty Jones, Salina; paternal grandmother: Mrs. Mollie Funk, Russell.
Funeral will be 10am Saturday at Pohlman’s Memorial Chapel, Russell; Rev. Willard Alexander. Burial will be in Russell City Cemetery.