GABEL, Roy R.
b. 18 May 1927 - Ballantine, Montana
d. 15 Feb 2008 - Huntley, Montana
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 18 Feb 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
Roy R. Gabel passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, surrounded by family. He was born in Ballantine, Mont. on May 18, 1927, and married Clarice STORER on June 16, 1946, in Columbus, Mont. Together, they celebrated 61 wonderful years raising their children and farming on the Huntley Project. They also enjoyed snow-birding in Arizona and traveling to several places, with special memories made in Alaska and the Panama Canal.
Roy loved people, farming, and his community. Many years were spent as an active member of the Huntley United Methodist Church, Yellowstone Conservation District Supervisor, ASCS Committee member, Western Sugar Growers Director, Huntley Eagles 4-H Leader and Huntley Project FFA supporter. He was interested in the projects of the Conservation District, especially work on the Yellowstone River and the Christmas tree recycling. He was always proud that his three children graduated from college and that they continued his passion for people, farming and community service. Roy touched many people ? his family, neighbors, friends and strangers - with his generous heart, quick smile and helping hand. His life was a true reflection of his character, faith, courage, love, perseverance and hard work.
Roy is survived by his wife Clarice; his children Leroy (Sydney) and their children Greg (Ellen) and Annie, Kathe and her son Kevin, and Jack (Lissa) and their children Eddie and Steffanie; his sisters Dorothy Shinazy, Violet Eckhardt (Bob), Margie Herman, Annabelle Schreiner (Reynold), and Alvina Jansma and his brothers Alvin (Marylou), Henry (Elnor), Gerald (Orlena) and Larry (Beverly) and their children.
He is preceded in death by his parents Henry and Mabel Gabel; his sister Esther Buerkle and brothers Harold and Coney. Viewing is available from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, and 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, with the funeral service starting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Smith's Funeral Downtown Chapel at 925 South 27th Street, Billings. Interment will be at the Huntley Cemetery immediately after the funeral service.
Memorials may be made in Roy's name to the Huntley United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 184, Huntley, MT 59037, the Billings Deaconess Oncology Research Center, Billings, MT or the charity or organization of choice.
b. 4 Apr 1919 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
d. 18 Mae 2008 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 21 Mar 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
Adam Gallawa, 88, of Scottsbluff, died Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at Western Nebraska Veterans Home.
His funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 22, at The Salem Congregational Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Dale Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery here with Military Graveside Rites provided by the Nebraska National Guard.
Memorials in his name may be made to the church or to the Sugar Valley Singers.
Friends who wish may call at the Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday at the church prior to the funeral service. His obituary may be viewed online at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com where online condolences may be made to be forwarded to the family.
Adam was born April 4, 1919, at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, to John and Mary (Weimer) Gallawa. When he was one year old, he came to Scottsbluff with his family. He received his education here and attended Scottsbluff High School. Adam joined the National Guard in 1939, and in 1940, he was activated into the US Army. He proudly served in the Aleutian Islands and was honorably discharged in 1945 after five years of service. He returned to Scottsbluff and on April 9, 1950, he married Minnie Alice SHAW here. He sold insurance, cars, Sunshine Biscuits and he and his brother owned a taxicab service in Torrington before he began working for the US Post Office in 1956. He served for over 23 years with the Post Office in Scottsbluff as a letter carrier until his retirement in 1979. After retiring, he was involved in several volunteer activities.
Adam was a lifetime member of the Salem Congregational Church, was a charter member of the Sugar Valley Singers, sang in the Salem Church German Choir, was a member of Elks Lodge #1367, the American Legion and also was a member of Admiral Dewey Post #1681, VFW.
Survivors include his son, Kelly (Carla) Gallawa of Gering; daughter, Robin Miller of Scottsbluff; grandchildren, Tony (Annette) Gallawa of Denver, Gabriel (Naomi) Gallawa of Thornton, Colo., Sarah (Robert) Quijas of Scottsbluff, Brooke (Luke) Hudson of Billings, Mont., and Andrew Gallawa of Nixa, Mo. He is also survived by brothers, John (Dorothy) Gallawa of Scottsbluff, Robert (Donaline) Gallawa of Boulder, Colo., Walter (Francine) Gallawa of Sacramento, Calif. and Jacob (Geraldine) Gallawa of Pensacola, Fla.; sisters, Leah Hilzer of Gering, Martha Whitlock of Pueblo, Colo., Esther (Robert) Corcoran of Baltimore, M.D. and Mary Regester of Scottsbluff and eight great-grandchildren.
His parents, former wife Minnie; son, Barry Adam Gallawa; brother, Alex Gallawa and sisters, Marie Gallawa and Katherine Williams preceded him in death.
b. 19 May 1902 - Stark County, North Dakota
d. 20 May 1953 - New England, North Dakota
From The Dickinson ND Press - 23 Jun 1953, Submitted by email@example.com
Double funeral services will be held Saturday, Jul 25, at 10 a.m. for Raphael and Rose Sticka, New England couple who died within 24 hours of each other at their home at New England. Mr. Sticka, 52, died at the home Tuesday, July 21, at 1:15 a.m. and he was found dead in his bed at their home Wednesday, July 22 at about 5:30 a.m. His death was due to a heart attack. Mrs. Sticka had been ill for about a year.
Funeral services for both will be held at the St. Mary’s church in New England at 10 a.m. with Father LaMeres officiating.
Mrs. Sticka was born in Stark county, May 19, 1902, the daughter of John and Margaret Geiger. She attended country schools and the St. Joseph’s grade school. She was married to Edward OBERZAWITCH [sic] Oct. 25, 1921.
Three daughters were born to them. They are Mrs. Kasper Heidt, New England; Mrs. George Heidt, Lemmon, S.D., and Mrs. Nick Schultz, New England. Her husband preceded her in death.
She was married to Mr. STICKA Nov. 27, 1947 and was a member of the St. Mary’s church.
Other survivors are her stepchildren, Mrs. Clem Zastoupil, Dickinson; William, Richardton; Mrs. Thomas Stagl, New England; Mrs. Louie Schulz, Sherwood, Ore.; Thresa and Gregory Sticka, New England; Sister Paul Threese, Chicago, Ill. and Ignatius, John and Tillie, New England.
A son, Florian, lost his life in Burma in World War II.
Two brothers, Lawrence Geiger, Glendive; Henry Geiger, Dickinson; and two sisters, Mrs. George Froehlich, Glendive and Mrs. Adam Mischel, Glendive, also survive. Her parents and two brothers preceded her in death.
RAPHAEL STICKA, 58, was born in Russia, Nov. 27, 1894. He came to the United States in 1898.
His survivors include the children named above, his mother, Mrs. Mary Sticka; three brothers, Father Stanislaus, Bismarck; Leo Sticka, Dickinson, John Sticka, Woodburn, Ore.; seven sisters, Mrs. Vincent Jahner, Dickinson; Mrs. Arthur Heidt, Woodburn, Ore.; Mrs. Peter Binstock, St. Pius; Sister Stanista, New England; Sister Ignatis, Washington state; Mrs. Gregory Barcas, Portland, Ore.; and Mrs. Frank Heck, St. Pius. He is survived by 29 grandchildren. The Mischel-Olson chapel is in charge of arrangements. The Dickinson ND Press 23 Jun 1953
See Monica Sticka
GEISSLER, Leona Mildred
b. 24 Jul 1917 - Medina, North Dakota
d. 11 Mar 20908 - Wichita, Kansas
From Wichita Eagle, Thursday, March 13, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Goertz, Leona Mildred (Geissler), 90, homemaker and reflexologist, went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on March 11, 2008. She was a member of First Bible Baptist Church, Wichita, the Auxiliary of The Gideons, Intl., and AMTA. Preceded in death by husband, Willard (GOERTZ); father and mother, Henry and Julia Geissler; brother, Vernon Geissler. She is survived by children; Karolyn Guentherman Swanner (Bill), of Dallas, TX, Glenn Goertz (LeeAnn), of Wichita, Phyllis Foster (John), of Houston, TX; 10 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; sister Jane Miller (Duwane) Miller, of Hillsboro. Visitation is from 6-8 pm, Friday, March 14, and service 10:30am, Saturday, March 15, both at DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary, 201 S. Hydraulic, Wichita, KS 67211. Graveside service 12:30pm, Saturday, at Haven of Rest Cemetery, Hillsboro, KS. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to The Gideon's International, Wichita NE Camp, PO Box 20741, Wichita, KS 67208 or Child Evangelism Fellowship, 6893 NE 75th St., El Dorado, KS 67042. Published in the Wichita Eagle from 3/13/2008 - 3/14/2008.
Note: Leona was a member of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia and the Golden Wheat Chapter.
Information from DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary - March 15, 2008
Leona Mildred Goertz was born in Medina, North Dakota on July 24, 1917 to Henry and Julia Geissler. Henry and Julia moved their family to a farm near Durham, Kansas, where Leona attended school. She was married to Willard Goertz on June 3, 1938, at the German Baptist Church of Durham, where her parents, sister Jane and brother-in-law Duwane Miller, were wed. Willard and Leona began their family in Durham with the birth of their first daughter, Karolyn. The young Goertz family moved to Wichita during World War II, where son Glenn and daughter Phyllis were born. Leona's faith journey began at age 11 when she trusted Jesus Christ as her Savior. Faith in God and Christian service became central themes throughout her life. Ministry with Child Evangelism Fellowship provided a framework for her spiritual gifts. For many years, she taught children's church and hosted children's home Bible classes. In addition, she actively served in the Auxiliary of the Gideons, Wichita. Leona's compassion for others inspired hr study of massage therapies. She became a licensed Reflexologist in 1960, and actively practiced her skills for 47 years. Leona was widowed in 1982 with the passing of husband Willard, and continued to reside in Wichita through her 90th birthday. Leona went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Marech 11, 2008. She is survived by her children and their families: Karolyn and B8ll Swanner, Glenn and Lee Ann Goertz, Phyllis and John Foster, 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, as well as sister and brother-in-law Jane and Duwane Miller.
GEISSLER, Leona Mildred
b. 24 July 1917
d. 11 Mar 2008
From Hillsboro Star Journal - March 19, 2008. Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Leona Mildred Goertz, 90, died March 11, 2008.
She was a homemaker and reflexologist and member of First Bible Baptist Church, Wichita. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard; parents, Henry and Julia Geissler; and brother, Vernon Geissler.
Survivors include two daughters, Karolyn Swanner of Dallas, Texas, and Phyllis Foster of Houston, Texas; son, Glenn Goertz of Wichita; sister, Jane Miller of Hillsboro; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grand-children.
Funeral services were Saturday morning at DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary, Wichita. Burial was in Haven of Rest Cemetery, Hillsboro. Memorial funds have been established with the Gideons International, Wichita NE Camp, PO Box 20741, Wichita 67208, or Child Evangelism Fellowship, 6893 NE 75th St., El Dorado 67042.
b. 20 Oct 1873 - Russia
d. 6 August 1949
From Dickinson ND Press - 9 Oct 1949, From firstname.lastname@example.org
Anton Gerhart, age 75, a farmer at Halliday, died at his home Saturday [6 Aug 49]. His funeral is today [9 Aug] with interment at Halliday.
He was born in Russia 20 Oct 1873 to Mr. and Mrs. Melchior Gerhart. He came to the US in 1901. His wife was the former Barbara HEILMAN. Mischel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Notes from Dickinson ND Press 9 Oct 1949
See Amelia Windholz
GIEBLER, Norma Jean
b. 20 Jul 1933 - Severin, Kansas
d. 24 Feb 20008 - Victoria, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Tuesday, February 26, 2008. Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Norma Jean "Jeannie" Rupp, 74, Hays, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, at St. John's Nursing Home, Victoria. She was born July 20, 1933, in Severin to James F. and Virginia (Koerner) Giebler. She married Francis Al "Hammie" RUPP on Sept. 9, 1953, in Severin. She was a homemaker and worked at El Charro Apartments and Convenience Store, Hays. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; a son, Kevin Rupp and wife, Joyce, Hays; three brothers, Jim Giebler and wife, Thresa, Kenneth Giebler and wife, Edna, and Vernon Giebler, all of Hays; five sisters, Sylvia Steckline, Pratt, Ventura Weigel and husband, Al, and Alice Schneider, all of Victoria, Ruth Carter, Jacksonville, Fla., and Mae Desch-Boos and husband, Gilbert, Greeley, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Joe Giebler; and two sisters, Loretta Stecklein and Lorraine Dreiling.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, both at Brock's North Hill Chapel, 2509 Vine. A wake will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Catholic Church or the Capuchin Mid-America Province in care of the funeral home.
b. 26 May 1938 - Hays, Kansas
d. 26 Feb 2008 - Hays, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Thursday, February 28, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Sharon Doerfler, 69, Hays, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at her home. She was born May 26, 1938, in Hays to Ralph V. and Faye W. (Hubbard) Giebler. She married Gene DOERFLER. He preceded her in death. She worked as a secretary at Commerce Bank, Hays.
Survivors include three sons, Mike Doerfler and wife, Tina, Hays, Tom Doerfler and wife, Debbie, Salina, Brad Doerfler and wife, Michelle, Barberton, Ohio; a daughter, Pat Klaus and husband, Mike, Hays; a brother, Gale R. Giebler and wife, Karen, Greeley, Colo.; 14 grandchildren, Kyle, Sierra, Brian, Kevin, Stacy, Melissa, Brandon, Brady, Brant, Bryant, Dillon, Trenton, Whitney and Justin; and three great-grandchildren, Alex, Austin and Kayson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant sons, Mark and John; and a brother, Gary Giebler.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery at a later date. Friends can call from 11 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Hays Good Samaritan Center, 2700 Canal Blvd., Hays, KS 67601, in care of the funeral home.
b. abt 1886 - Russia
d. 9 Oct 1951 - Jamestown, North Dakota
From The Dickinson ND Press - 13 Oct 1951, Submitted by email@example.com
Mrs. Caroline Gieser, 65, former resident of Hirschville, North Dakota, but retired to Richardton in 1945, passed away in Jamestown Tuesday, October 9. She had been ill about a year.
Mrs. Gieser was born in Russia, and came to the United States in 1905. She was married to Sebastian GIESER who preceded her in death in 1949. Nine children were born to them, three of them dying in infancy. Frank, age 14, died from a horseback accident.
She is survived by a son, Raymond, and three daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Hassing, Jackson, Minnesota; Sister Bernard, Breese, Illinois; and Rose, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10 a.m. in the St. Mary’s church in Richardton. The remains will arrive in Dickinson Friday evening and will lie in state until the day of the funeral. Mischel funeral home will have charge of arrangements. The Dickinson ND Press 13 Oct 1951
GILLESPIE, Leona L.
b. 31 Dec 1915 - Blackwell, Oklahoma
d. 14 Mar 2008 - Marion, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, March 16, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
MARION - Leona L. Meisinger, 92, died March 14, 2008, at her home, Marion.
She was born Dec. 31, 1915, in Blackwell, Okla., the daughter of Leslie and Ada Duncan Gillespie. A resident of Marion since the late 1950s, moving from Caldwell, she was a homemaker and had worked at Duckwalls in Caldwell and Marion for 22 years. She belonged to Our Savior Lutheran Church, Marion, and the VFW Auxiliary, Marion.
Survivors include: stepson, Robert (Irma) Meisinger, Marion; sister, Irene Crabtree, Marion; and two grandchildren, Cheryl Bartowski, Beaverton, Ore., and David Meisinger, Marion.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, George CUNNINGHAM, and her second husband, Henry MEISINGER.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Marion, with Pastor Brett Huebner presiding. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion. Burial will be in Marion Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the church or Marion Assisted Living, in care of the funeral home.
GILLESPIE, Leona L.
b. 31 Dec 1915 - Blackwell, Oklahoma
d. 14 Mar 2008 - Wichita, Kansas
From Wichita Eagle - Sunday, March 16, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
MARION - Meisinger, Leona L., 92, homemaker and retired 22 year employee of Duckwalls (Caldwell and Marion), died March 14, 2008 at her residence in Marion. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Zeiner Funeral Home; service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Our Savior Lutheran Church; burial in Marion Cemetery. Mrs. Meisinger was born Dec. 31, 1915 in Blackwell, Okla., daughter of Leslie and Ada (Duncan) Gillespie. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Marion and VFW Auxiliary of Marion. She had lived in Marion since the late 1950's, moving from Caldwell. Preceded in death by first husband, George CUNNINGHAM and second husband, Henry MEISINGER. Survivors: stepson, Robert Meisinger and wife, Irma; sister, Irene Crabtree all of Marion; grandchildren, Cheryl Bartowski of Beaverton, Ore., David Meisinger of Marion. Memorials to the church or Marion Assisted Living. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 3/16/2008.
GIPFERT, Kenneth E.
b. 18 Aug 1924 - Lodgepole, Nebraska
d. 19 Feb 2008 - Sidney, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 23 Feb 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
SIDNEY - Kenneth E. Gipfert Sr., 83, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, at the Memorial Health Center in Sidney.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sidney with Pastor Edgar L. Schambach officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to MHC Hospice, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church or the donor's choice. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Kenneth Eldon Gipfert Sr., the son of Ernest William and Blanche (Ruple) Gipfert, was born on Aug. 18, 1924, at Lodgepole, Neb. He attended the Lodgepole Schools and graduated from Lodgepole High School. On Sept. 19, 1945, Kenneth was united in marriage to Mae Lois WELTON at St. Francis, Kan. They made their home in Sidney where Kenneth worked as a mechanic for several years and was part-owner and operator of the Diamond Bar in Sidney. Following his retirement he enjoyed traveling, fishing and listening to country music. Kenneth will long be remembered as a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Kenneth was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and a former member of the Moose Lodge.
Survivors include his children, Charles Gipfert and wife Donna of Tazwell, Tenn., Diana Neemeyer and husband Fred of Columbus, Neb., William Gipfert and wife Lena of Columbus, Lucille Gipfert of Dalton, Neb., Marilyn Judd of Indian Springs, Nev., Carolyn Harvey of Palmer Lake, Colo., Kenneth Gipfert Jr. and wife Janet of Sidney, Dean Gipfert and wife Nancy of Sidney, Gerry Gipfert of Cheyenne, Wyo., Jan Gipfert and wife Cheryl of Sidney, and Jana Gipfert of Sidney; brother, John Gipfert and wife Barb of Sidney; sisters, Maxine Brooks and husband Jim of Vista, Calif. and Doris Frank of Seward, Neb.; 37 grandchildren and 56 great-grandchildren.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mae in 1995; sons, Doyle and Lynn; sons-in-law, Jack Deal, Chuck Harvey and Gary Judd; daughter-in-law, Rhonda Gipfert; brother, Ernest Gipfert; sisters, Mildred Gipfert and Rose Heiser; and grandchildren, Shelly Florke and the Gipfert twins.
b. 1 Feb 1910 - Ft. Collins, Colorado
d. 22 Apr 2008 - Fort Morgan, Colorado
From Casper Star Tribune, Casper, WY - Tuesday, April 22, 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
THERMOPOLIS -- Graveside services for Marie Frihauf, 98, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2008, in Riverside Cemetery. She died April 14, 2008, at Valley View Care Center in Fort Morgan, Colo. where she had been a resident for six months.
She was born Feb. 1, 1910, in Ft. Collins, Colo., the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Mitchell) Glanz. On Dec. 7, 1927, she married John FRIHAUF in Ft. Collins, Colo.
In 1930, the family moved to Wheatland, where they farmed for many years. In 1949 they moved to Wiggins, Colo. and in 1971 they retired and moved to Thermopolis. After her husband died Sept. 23, 1978, she moved to Canyon Village apartments. She enjoyed playing pinochle with the ladies and always looked forward to football season so she could watch her favorite Denver Broncos. She loved to cook and garden. She made beautiful Christmas tree ornaments for all her family to enjoy for years to come. She was also fortunate to see much of the United States and parts of Canada while traveling with family.
She is survived by her three daughters, Lois Olsen and Dorothy Rogers both of Wiggins, Colo. and Barbara Reed and her husband of Thermopolis, 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter, two sons-in-law, a great-granddaughter, brother Conrad Glanz and her two sisters, Sally McDonald and Bertha Hunter.
GLASSER, Helen Magdaline
See Helen Magdaline Klein
b. 10 Oct 1933 - Wilson, Oklahoma
d. 20 Apr 2008 - Oakley, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - April 21, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Marilyn Schmidtberger, 74, Oakley, formerly of Russell, died Sunday, April 20, 2008, at Logan County Manor, Oakley. She was born Oct. 10, 1933, in Wilson, Okla., to Lee Garland and Ima Lee (Dees) Glenn. She married Alvin Louis SCHMIDTBERGER in 1955 in Russell. He preceded her in death Sept. 15, 1994. She operated Red Baron Nightclub, Russell.
Survivors include a son, Gary Schmidtberger, Russell; a daughter, Terri Dinkel, Oakley; a sister, JaNell Cole, Springdale, Ark.; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Russell Funeral Home; burial in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Russell. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with family present from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Russell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6240 Ladies Auxiliary or Logan County Manor in care of the funeral home.
GOERING, Arthur D.
b. abt. 1927
d. 5 Sep 2007
From The Wichita Eagle - September 7, 2007, Submitted by Harvey May
NORTH NEWTON - Goering, Arthur D. "Art" 80, died Sept. 5, 2007. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Faith Mennonite Church. Survivors: wife, Rosella; sons, Randall, Steven; daughter, Jan Baty; brothers, Larry, Harry, James, Leonard, John; sisters, Martha Sungren, Joan Epp; 6 grandchildren. Petersen Funeral Home.
GOERING, Ellen J.
b. 27 Aug 1928 - McPherson, Kansas
d. 1 Jan 2008 - McPherson, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, January 3, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
INMAN - Ellen J. Schrag, 79, died Jan. 1, 2008, at Memorial Hospital, McPherson.
She was born Aug. 27, 1928, at McPherson, the daughter of Henry and Lydia Stucky Goering. She was a resident of Little River for 44 years, moving to McPherson and then living in Inman for the last five years. She was a homemaker. She belonged to Inman Mennonite Church and was a past member of the Hopefield Mennonite Church and the Eden Mennonite Church.
On March 7, 1950, she married Reuben P. SCHRAG at Moundridge. He survives.
Other survivors include: three sons, Lowell and wife Betty, Buhler, Dale and wife Linda, Hutchinson, and Steve and wife Lori, Nickerson; three daughters, Judy Barlow, Hutchinson, Lavella Boroughs, Lyons, and Charlotte Michel and husband Kent, Russell; three brothers, Toby Goering, Moundridge, Howard Goering, Newton, and Vernon Goering, Moundridge; three sisters, Joy Thiessen, Moundridge, Lorita Regier, Burrton, and Welma Thiessen, Peabody; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by: two brothers, Roland and Harley; and five sisters, Florence Swanson, Welda Schmidt, Violet Goering, Marie Goering and Erma Goering.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Inman Mennonite Church, with Pastor Harold Thieszen presiding. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Buhler Mortuary, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in North Inman Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Inman Mennonite Church or Hospice Care of Kansas, both in care of the mortuary, 120 N. Main St., Buhler, KS 67522.
GOERING, J. Hobart
b. 10 Feb 1918 - Moundridge, Kansas
d. 16 Apr 2008 - Moundridge, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, April 19, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
MOUNDRIDGE - J. Hobart Goering, 90, died April 16, 2008, at Mercy Hospital, Moundridge. He was born Feb. 10, 1918, at Moundridge, the son of John J. and Elizabeth Zerger Goering.
He was a lifetime Moundridge resident, a farmer and teacher and a member of the Eden Mennonite Church. He married Lorene T. GRABER Nov. 16, 1942, at Moundridge. She survives.
Other survivors include son, Jay Goering, Moundridge; daughters, Karen Mowry, Ontario, Oregon, Barbara Thimm, Beatrice, Neb.; brother, Lloyd Goering, Hesston; sister, Betty Crabb, Moundridge; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Committal service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Eden Church Cemetery followed by a memorial service at the church at 3 p.m. with Pastor David Stevens presiding. Visitation will be Friday from 4 until 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Moundridge Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be given to Eden Mennonite Church or Camp Mennoscah, both in care of the funeral home.
MOUNDRIDGE - Goering, J. Hobart, 90, died April 16, 2008. Service 3 p.m. Saturday, Eden Mennonite Church. Survivors: wife, Lorene; son, Jay; daughters, Karen Mowry, Barbara Thimm; brother, Lloyd Goering; sister, Betty Crabb; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Moundridge Funeral Home. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 4/18/2008.
b. 30 Jan 1913 - McPherson County, Kansas
d. 17 Feb 2008 - Moundridge, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, February 19, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
MOUNDRIDGE - Lorene Stucky, 95, died Feb. 17, 2008, at Memorial Home, Moundridge.
She was born Jan. 30, 1913, in McPherson County, the daughter of John C. Goering and Adina Wedel. She was a homemaker. She belonged to Eden Mennonite Church, rural Moundridge.
On Nov. 28, 1935, she married Carl T. STUCKY, Moundridge. He died March 24, 1995.
Survivors include: two sons, James L. and Benjamin Stucky, both of McPherson; two daughters, Wanieta M. Penner, McPherson, and Diane L. Gering, Ritzville, Wash.: a brother, Martin H. Goering, Moundridge; 12 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: five brothers, Philip J., Edwin J., Benjamin J., John W., and Arthur J. Goering; three sisters, Bertha Kaufman, Lillie Culler and Ellen E. Schrag; one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter.
Memorial services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Eden Mennonite Church, rural Moundridge with Pastors David Stevens and Gail Graber presiding. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Moundridge Funeral Home, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Eden Church Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Memorial Home or Mennonite Central Committee, both in care of the funeral home.
MOUNDRIDGE - Stucky, Lorene, 95, died Feb. 17, 2008. Service 11:30 a.m. Friday, Eden Mennonite Church. Survivors: sons, James, Benjamin both of McPherson; daughters, Wanieta Penner of McPherson, Diane Gering of Ritzville, Wash.; brother, Martin Goering of Moundridge. Moundridge Funeral Home. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 2/19/2008.
GOERING, Melitsa H.
b. 4 Jan 1924 - McPherson County, Kansas
d. 9 Jan 2008 - Moundridge, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, January 11, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
MOUNDRIDGE - Melita H. Goering, 84, died Jan. 9, 2008, at Mercy Hospital, Moundridge.
She was born Jan. 4, 1924, at McPherson County, the daughter of Christian B. and Adina Goering. She was a Moundridge resident for 8 years, moving from North Newton. She was a former employee of Memorial Home, Moundridge, Bethel Home for the Aged, and Mennonite Press, both of Newton. She belonged to the Eden Mennonite Church in rural Moundridge.
Survivors include: a brother Jacob, North Newton; a sister Evelyn Lehman, North Newton.
She was preceded in death by: two brothers, Ervin and Eldon C. Goering; four sisters, Amanda Goering, Elizabeth Wedel, Anna Waltner and Luella Stahly.
Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Eden Mennonite Church Cemetery. Memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at Eden Mennonite Church, both in rural Moundridge, with Pastor David Stevens presiding. There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be sent to the Memorial home, in care of Moundridge Funeral Home, Moundridge
MOUNDRIDGE - Goering, Melita H., 84, died Jan. 9, 2008. Service 11 a.m. Monday, Eden Mennonite Church. Survivors: brother, Jacob Goering; sister, Evelyn Lehman both of North Newton. Moundridge Funeral Home. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/11/2008.
GOERING, Mildred L.
See Mildred L. Huxman
GOERING, Oswald H.
b. 19 Jun 1923 - Moundridge, Kansas
d. 1 Feb 2008 - McPherson, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, February 3, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
MOUNDRIDGE - Oswald H. "Ozzie" Goering, 84, died Feb. 1, 2008, at The Cedars, McPherson.
He was born June 19, 1923, in Moundridge, the son of Henry J. and Mary J. Kauffman Goering. He graduated from Bethel College and Indiana University. A longtime Moundridge area resident, he was the retired Bethel College Dean of Men and retired professor of Outdoor Education at Northern Illinois University. He belonged to Newton Rotary Club, McPherson Rotary Club, McPherson Radio Club, and the Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton.
On May 25, 1947, he married Elaine L. WEDEL in North Newton. She survives.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Kathryn G. Reid, Richmond, Ind., and Patricia Alba, Gainesville, Fla.; two sisters, Ada Goering, Neodesha, and Kathryn News, Philadelphia; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph W. and Ellis E. Goering, and a sister, Martha Ford.
Graveside service will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Eden Mennonite Church Cemetery, Moundridge. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton, with Pastors Ruth Harder and Heidi Regier-Kreider presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Moundridge Funeral Home, Moundridge, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be sent to Heifer International or the Kauffman Museum, both in care of the funeral home.
MOUNDRIDGE - Goering, Oswald H. "Ozzie," 84, retired teacher-professor, died February 1, 2008. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton. Survivors: wife, Elaine; daughters, Kathryn Reid, Patricia Alba; sisters, Ada Goering, Kathryn News; 6 grandchildren. Moundridge Funeral Home. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 2/3/2008.
GOERING, Vernon D.
b. 28 Mar 1928 - Moundridge, Kansas
d. 23 Apr 2008 - Moundridge, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, April 25, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
MOUNDRIDGE - Vernon D. Goering, 80, died April 23, 2008, at his home in Moundridge. He was born March 28, 1928, son of Benjamin J. and Linda (Goering) Goering at Moundridge.
A former Greeley, Colo. resident, he was a retired mobile home manufacturing employee and an income tax consultant, a graduate of Moundridge High School and a member of the Eden Mennonite Church.
On Aug. 14, 1952, he married Delene M. WALTNER at Moundridge. She died Aug. 5, 1999. He married LuVerna SCHMIDT PREHEIM on Nov. 2, 2002 at Burrton. She survives.
Other survivors include: son, Rick D. Goering, Fruita, Colo.: daughter, Lori A Meabon, Greeley, Colo.; stepdaughter, Lurline Wiens, Moundridge; brother, Nelson Goering, Moundridge; sisters, Geneva Siefker, McPherson, Nadine Wedel and Sharon Durst, both of Moundridge, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Eden Mennonite Church with Pastors James Dunn and Gail Graber presiding. Visitation from 4 until 8 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Moundridge Funeral Home, Moundridge. Burial will follow the funeral service in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee, Hospice Care of Kansas or the Eden Mennonite Church, all in care of the funeral home.
GOERTZ, Leona Mildred,
See Leona Mildred Geissler
b. abt 1925
d. 1 Jan 2008 - Newton, Kansas
From Wichita Eagle - January 9, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
NEWTON - Goertzen, Ralph, 83, died Jan. 1, 2008. Service 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Golden Plains Free Methodist Church. Survivors: Wilber, Jonathan Decker, Elizabeth Winlock, Debbie Dilling. Broadway Colonial Funeral Home. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/9/2008.
Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, January 10, 2008
NEWTON - Ralph Goertzen, 83, died Jan. 1, 2008, at his residence, Newton.
He was born Feb. 4, 1924, in Newton, the son of Ida Unruh and Cornelius Goertzen. He worked in a variety of different areas during his lifetime, and spent several years at the Hesston Corporation, on the assembly line.
Survivors include: two sons, Wilber Goertzen, Walton, and Jonathon Decker; and three daughters, Elizabeth Winlock, Debbie Dilling, and Ida Goertzen.
Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Golden Plains Free Methodist Church, Newton. Memorials may be sent to the donor's choice, in care of Broadway Colonial Funeral Home.
GOERTZEN, Robert E.
b. 19 May 1943 - Goessel, Kansas
d. 16 Jan 2008 - Salina, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Friday, January 18, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Robert E. "Bob" Goertzen, 64, Salina, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008.
Mr Goertzen was born May 19, 1943, in Goessel. He had worked for Bill Foster Trucking, Becker Trucking and EFD Freight Company, all of Salina. He also worked for Salina Concrete for several years, as a truck driver, retiring in 2003.
He married Elizabeth Sue GEBHARDT on September 5, 1965, in Abilene.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth, of the home; a son, John and wife Jessica of Salina; a daughter, Teresa Goertzen of Salina; a brother, LeRoy and wife Phyllis of Newton; two sisters, Alda and husband Tom Hiebert of Goessel and Frances and husband Mark Wistrom of Tuscon, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Haley Goertzen of Jacksonville, N.C., and Riley and Cade Goertzen, both of Salina.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Ninth and Crawford, Salina. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to Tammy Walker Cancer Center or the church. For more information, visit www.ryanmortuary.com
GOETZ, Leo J.
b. 16 May 1919 - Park, Kansas
d. 25 Jan 2008 - Park, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Saturday, January 26, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
PARK -- Leo J. Goetz, 88, Park, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2008. He was born May 16, 1919, in rural Park. He was a farmer/rancher.
Survivors include his wife, Rose Mary OCHS; three sons, Albert of Park, Edward of Grainfield and Dean of Hill City; and five daughters, Rowena Zook of Salina, Elaine Craft of Sedan, Janet Farmer of Oakley, Ellen Eberle of Grainfield and Eileen Hockersmith of Oklahoma City.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Park, with interment in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Schmitt Funeral Home, Quinter, where a vigil will be at 7:30 p.m.
GOETZFRIDT, Adam E.
b. 19 February 1884 - Russia
d. 27 Oct 1952
The Dickinson ND Press 28 Oct 1952, Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday for Adam E. Goetzfridt, a retired farmer, who died at his home Monday, after a two years illness. The services will be held at 9 a.m. at the St. Patrick’s church, Thursday, Oct. 30, with Msgr. Michael Schmitt officiating. Burial will be in the St. Patrick’s cemetery.
Mr. Goetzfridt was born in Russia, Feb. 19, 1884, and came to the United States in 1911. He was married to Miss Elenore FROHLICH in Russia in June of 1910. Four sons and a daughter were born to them. The sons are Raphael, Taylor; Anton, Dickinson; Pius, New Salem; and John, Two Harbors, Minn. The daughter is Mrs. Ralph Boespflug, Taylor. There are 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother, John Frohlich, Minneapolis; and a sister, Mrs. Joseph Frohlich, Yakima, Wash.
He was a member of the St. Phillips church north of Taylor and the St. Patrick’s church in Dickinson; and he was a member of the Knight’s of Columbus and St. Anthony. The Mischel-Olson chapel is in charge of arrangements. The Dickinson ND Press 28 Oct 1952
GREENWALD, William A.
b. 12 Jun 1919 - Wheatland
d. 19 Mar 20098 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
From Casper Star Tribune, Casper, WY - Friday, March 21, 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
TORRINGTON -- Funeral services for William A. 'Willie' Greenwald, 88, will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2008, at the First Congregational Church with Reverend Matthew Gordon officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Lingle. Visitation will be Monday, March 24, 2008, just prior to the church service. He died on March 19, 2008 at the Emerald Court in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
He was born on June 12, 1919, in Wheatland the son of David and Charlotte (Adolph) Greenwald. He was baptized as an infant and then confirmed at the St. Paul Evangelical & Reformed Church in Lingle. He grew up in Lingle where he received his education.
In May of 1942, he was drafted into the US Army Air Corps during WWII. He served three years and had a tour of duty in India and then was stationed in Shreveport, La. where he later married Dorothy ERNST on Nov. 12, 1943.
He was honorably discharged from service in 1945, receiving honorable and good conduct medals. He and Dorothy farmed east of Lingle for 38 years, retiring in 1983, and then moved to Torrington.
He was a member of the American Legion Reed-Gobble Post at Lingle for 62 years.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Torrington, three daughters, Margaret Brown and her husband of Colorado Springs, Colo., Willene Nedens and her husband of Lingle, and Betty Lenhart and her husband of Casper, nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, Dave, Sam, Edward, Joe, and Harold, four sisters, Pauline Krickbaum, Anna Hill, Elvena Schaneman, and Esther Jeschke Talpt and a grandson.
Those who wish may direct memorial contributions in his honor to either the Lingle Rescue Unit or to the First Congregational Church Sunday school. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home.
b. 28 Jul 1910 - Dickinson, North Dakota
d. 3 Jan 2008 - Buffalo, Wyoming
From Billings Gazette - Billings, MT - 8 Jan 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
BUFFALO, Wyo. - Funeral services for Mary Herzog, 97-year-old Buffalo woman who passed away at home early Thursday morning, Jan. 3, 2008, were held Monday, Jan. 7, at Willow Grove Cemetery, with Pastor Nancy Brooks officiating. Visitation was held at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, Jan. 6. Donations may be made in Mary's memory to the Suzie Bowling Lawrence Hospice in care of the Adams Funeral Home.
Mary Magdlena Herzog was born on July 28, 1910, in Dickinson, N.D., to Louis and Elizabeth Wehner Gresser. Mary went to school in a one-room school until her family moved into town, where she attended a Catholic school until she graduated from the eighth grade. Her parents moved the family to Montana in the early 1920s, and she worked in various capacities until she met her future husband, Fred HEROZ. Fred and Mary were married on June 17, 1929. Fred worked on the Huntley Project and then moved to Ucross, where they leased various farms over the years. They moved to Buffalo in 1942, where they leased the Works ranch and continued to live there until 1947, when they moved into Buffalo. Mary worked at various jobs and worked for 15 years as a nurse's aide in the Buffalo Hospital until her retirement in 1972.
Fred passed away in 1989, after 60 years of marriage. Mary continued gardening, working in her yard, cooking and taking care of herself while living in the family home until she passed away.
Mary enjoyed gardening, reading and keeping in touch with her children and grandchildren. She made quilts in the winter when it was too cold to go outside, and she sewed each stitch by hand and did all her own quilting, including several quilts for each of her children.
She is survived by two sons, Robert Herzog and his wife Joan of Buffalo, David Herzog and his wife Linda of Henderson, Nev.; two daughters, Dorothy Kimble of Casper and June Andrus and her husband Dean of Saratoga, Calif.; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two daughters, one son and one granddaughter.
b. 27 Nov 1918 - Hillsboro, Kansas
d. 3 Apr 2008 - Hillsboro, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, April 5, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
HILLSBORO - Josephine Thye, 89, died April 3, 2008, in Hillsboro. She was born Nov. 27, 1918, in Hillsboro, the daughter of Abe and Anna Pankratz Groening. She had been a schoolteacher.
She belonged to the Hillsboro United Methodist Church.
On Aug. 25, 1942, she married Harry THYE in Hillsboro. He died in 2004. Survivors include: a son, Larry; two daughters, Connie Burnham, and Judy Pelot; sister, Myrless; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grand-children.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hillsboro United Methodist Church, with Pastor Charles Grant presiding. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro, with the family present. Burial will be in Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Parkside Homes or Hillsboro United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home.
GROENING, Merlin H.
b. 12 Apr 1923 - Maincenter, Saskatchewan, Canada
d. 18 Jan 2008 - Hutchinson, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, January 20, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Merlin H. Groening, 84, died Jan. 18, 2008, at Hospice House, Hutchinson.
He was born April 12, 1923, in Maincenter, Saskat-chewan, Canada, the son of Frank and Agnes Cornelson Groening. A resident of Hutchinson since 1973, he had worked at the Buhler Flour Mill, Reimer's Incorporated, Wilbeck Machine and Manufacturing, and other jobs.
He belonged to the First Southern Baptist Church, Hutchinson.
On Sept. 29, 1955, he married Dora Hilda EPP in Buhler. She died May 2, 2005.
Survivors include: two sons, Barton, Burrton, and John Eric, Hutchinson; two daughters, Deborah Hoefer, Hutchinson, and Julie Mitchell, Broken Arrow, Okla.; two brothers, Harvey, Lawrence, and Wilferd, Spring Lake, Mich.; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin, and a granddaughter, Elyse Hoefer.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Southern Baptist Church, Hutchinson, with Pastor Ray Kempel presiding. Visitation will be 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Penwell Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson. Burial will be in Fairlawn Burial Park. Memorial may be sent to the First Southern Baptist Church, or Hospice House, both in care of the funeral home.
HUTCHINSON - Groening, Merlin H., 84, died January 18, 2008. Visitation 1-9 p.m. today, with family present 6-8, Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home. Service 10 a.m. Monday, First Southern Baptist Church, Hutchinson. Survivors: sons, Barton & John Eric; daughters, Deborah Hoefer, Julie Mitchell; brothers, Harvey & Wilferd; 7 grandchildren. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/20/2008.
GOERING, Melita H.
b. abt 1924
d. 9 Jan 2008
From The Wichita Eagle - January 11, 2008, Submitted by Harvey May
MOUNDRIDGE - Goering, Melita H., 84, died Jan. 9, 2008. Service 11 a.m. Monday, Eden Mennonite Church. Survivors: brother, Jacob Goering, sister Evelyn Lehman both of North Newton. Moundridge Funeral home
GROSS, Delbert L.
b. 21 Jan 1950 - Hays, Kansas
d. 27 Dec 2007 - Augusta, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Sunday, December 30, 2007, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Delbert L. Gross, 57, Augusta, formerly of Hays and Salina, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, at Lakepoint Nursing Home, Augusta. He was born Jan. 21, 1950, in Hays to Marcellus and Teckla (Windholz) Gross. He was a 1968 graduate of Hays High School, earned a bachelor's degree Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, and a master's degree at Washburn University.
He married Jo Ann PFANNENSTIEL on March 16, 1974. He was the 111th District State Representative for 10 years, from 1986 to 1996. He was a salesman for Pitney Bowes Co. for 15 years and worked for the Kansas Insurance Department for two years. He served 10 years on the Hays USD 489 School Board, was a hospice volunteer and spent a year with the Chicago Catholic Church inner city program.
Survivors include a daughter, Nikki Kolarik and husband, Stephen, Augusta; his former wife, JoAnn Gross, Hays; a brother, Cletus Gross, Alma, Neb.; a sister, Debbie Gross-Pfannenstiel and husband, Randy, Hays; and two grandchildren, Brayden Kolarik and Carlee Kolarik.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Darrell Gross.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Frances of Assisi Cemetery, Munjor. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today and from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Monday, both at Cline's Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays. A vigil will be at 7 p.m. today at the mortuary. Memorials are suggested to the grandchildren's education or Masses in care of the mortuary
See Leah Rupp
GUETTLER, Ruth Copperstone
See Ruth Barthuly
GUNZELMAN, Kathryn L.
See Kathryn L. Schauf