JACKSON, Lydia Brethauer

See Lydia Haffner


JACOBS, Bernard L.

b. abt 1929

d. 11 Apr 2008 - Hays, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Monday, April 14, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

HAYS -- Bernard L. "Bennie" Jacobs, 79, died Friday. April 11. 2008. Survivors: brother, Louis of Gorham; and sisters, Mary Schmeidler of Hays and twin sister, Bernardine Leiker of Great Bend. Preceded in death: brothers, Alfred, Edwin and Marvin. Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays. Interment: 1:30 p.m. Monday in St. Mary's Cemetery, Gorham. Gorham Knights of Columbus rosary: 6 p.m. Sunday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Hays, followed by a parish vigil at 6:30 p.m. Visitation: 4-7 p.m. Sunday and 9-9:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials: Capuchin Province of Mid America or Masses.


JACOBS, Georgine A.

See Georgine A. Kreutzer


JACOBY, Frieda

b.16 Oct 11919 - Windsor, Colorado

d. 10 Apr 2008 -Gering, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 12 Apr 2008, Submitted by Mark B. Wills

Frieda Rien, 88 of Scottsbluff, died Thursday April 10, 2008, at the Heritage Estates in Gering.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday April 14, at the Zion Evangelical Church with Pastor Garry Schick officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.
Visitation will be held Sunday April 13 from 1 to 5 p.m., with the family receiving friends from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Zion Evangelical Church. Condolences may be made by visiting www.jolliffefuneralhome.com and will be forwarded to the family. Jolliffe Funeral Home of Scottsbluff is assisting the family with arrangements.
Frieda was born Oct. 16, 1919, in Windsor, Colo. to Mary Jacoby. She was baptized in Windsor and confirmed in German, in the Evangelical Lutheran Zion Church in Bayard. Frieda was educated in Windsor as well as Snell School District 25 in Minatare. On Feb. 26, 1938, Frieda married Albert RIEN in Harrisburg. They farmed in the Scottsbluff, Minatare and Bayard areas until moving to Denver in 1967. Frieda worked at Target for 14 years until retiring in 1987. She moved back to Scottsbluff in September in 1996.
Survivors include her son, Dale Albert Rien of Torrington, Wyo. and her daughter Judy Kay and husband Michael Kechter of Rupert, Idaho; grandsons, Trevor and wife Karla Rien; Troy and wife Lisa Rien all of Lincoln; granddaughters Shelly Barrie and Denise Kechter both of Boise of Idaho; Debbie and husband Dana Schafer of Plano, Texas; Trisha and husband Shad Bates of Torrington, Wyo.; sister, Mabel and brother-in-law James Dedlow of Gering; half brother, Johnny and wife Connie Rein of Gering; half sisters, Wilma and husband Richard James of Morrill, Shirley Delgado of California; brother-in-law, Jake Bruntz of Gering; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Victor and Leona Rien of Scottsbluff; great-grandchildren, Paige and Tessa Rien; Madison and Morgan Bates; Devin Watkins; Alexander and Jacob Rien, as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Albert Rien, a great grandchild and several step-brothers and sisters.


JAHNER, Michael

b. 6 Aug 1873 - Russia

d. Nov 1950 - Mott, North Dakota

From Dickinson ND Press - 4 Nov 1950, Submitted by eusteel@cox.net

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday for Michael Jahner, retired farmer from the Mott community, who died at St. Benedict �s home here at 2:30 p.m. November 2. Death was caused by a stroke after an illness of two days.
Rev. Joseph Walker will officiate at the final rites which will be held in St. Michael �s church, rural Regent.
Mr. Jahner was born in Russia, August 6, 1873, and came to the United States in 1891. He was married to Cecelia GREFF in Richardton in 1893. She preceded him in death on January 13, 1950.
Survivors include his children: Mrs. Mike Klien, Mott; Mrs. Joe Ihle, Hettinger; Mrs. Anton Binstock, Regent; Mrs. Anton Wanner, Dickinson; Mrs. Joe Binstock, New England; Mrs. Ray Messmer, Richardton; Sam and Frank, Mott; and Casper of Regent.
He also leaves a step brother, Gabriel Greff, Regent; and a sister, Mrs. Martin Kuntz, Dickinson; as well as 86 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren.
Twelve children died in infancy, and two daughters, Mrs. George Klein and Mrs. Sebastian Dukart also preceded him in death. The Mischel funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Dickinson ND Press 4 Nov 1950


LEIS, Elizabeth

See Elizabeth Jansen

From Wichita Eagle - Saturday, April 12, 2008. Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

GARDEN PLAIN - Leis, Elizabeth (Jansen) "Betty," 69, retired R.N., died April 10, 2008. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Wulf-Ast Mortuary; rosary 7 p.m. Sunday; service 10:30 a.m. Monday, both at St. Anthony Catholic Church; interment in St. Anthony Cemetery. Mrs. Leis was born Oct. 6, 1938 in Maize, Kan., daughter of the late William M. and Theresa M. (Thimmesch) Jansen. On May 4, 1963, she married David Leis in Wichita. Preceded in death by her parents and brother, Marvin Jansen. Survivors: husband, David (LEIS); sons, Paul "Buck" and wife, Vickie of Wichita, Darin and wife, Brenda of Garden Plain; daughters, LuAnn and husband, Gary Sauber of Wichita, Laura Leis of Austin, Texas; brothers, Albert Jansen of Colwich, Leeroy Jansen of Wichita; sisters, Delores F. Becker of Conway Springs, Lois A. Becker of Cunningham; sister-in-law, Carol Jansen of Wichita; grandchildren, Thomas and Abby Sauber; 2 stepgrandchildren; 2 stepgreat-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Garden Plain Pro-Life Outreach or St. Anthony Catholic Church. Published in the Wichita Eagle from 4/12/2008 - 4/13/2008.


JANSEN, Olive (Nadine)

See Olive (Nadine) Levering



b. abt 1954

d. 26 Jan 2008

From Wichita Eagle - Sunday, March 2, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Janssen, Rick, 54, passed away Jan. 26, 2008. He is survived by his father, Fred Janssen; sister, Rennie Diemer, her husband Jeff Diemer and their son James. To honor Rick's wishes, a celebration of his life is being planned for April 12, 2008. For information, Please contact: RICK1-316-313-4130. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 3/2/2008.


JANTZ, Allen J.

b. 31 Jan 1917 - Tampa, Kansas

d. 24 Mar 2008 - Newton, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, March 26, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

NEWTON - Allen J. Jantz, 91, died March 24, 2008, at Presbyterian Manor, Newton. He was born Jan. 31, 1917, in Tampa, the son of Jonas H. and Suzie Wedel Jantz. He was a retired farmer, had worked in the mobile home industry and was a former custodian.
On June 6, 1947, he married Salone SCHMIDT in Goessel. She survives. Other survivors include: a son, Gary and wife Norma, Topeka; a daughter, Greta Ann and husband Leon Salmans, Park City; two brothers, Harold, Elyria, and Leo, McPherson; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; three step-great-grandchildren; and a step-great-grandchild.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, Goessel. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Alexanderwohl Cemetery, Goessel. Memorials may be sent to Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, in care of Petersen Funeral Home, Newton.

NEWTON - Jantz, Allen J., 91, died March 24, 2008. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church. Survivors: wife, Salome; son, Gary and wife, Norma; daughter, Greta Ann and husband, Leon Salmans; brothers, Harold, Leo; 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Petersen Funeral Home. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 3/26/2008.


JANTZ, Bertha P.

See Bertha P. Wedel


JANTZ, Bruce Merle

b. 12 Jan 1927 - Pawnee County, Kansas

d. 2 Apr 2008 - Dodge City, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, April 4, 2008. Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

LARNED - Bruce Merle Jantz, 81, died April 2, 2008 at the Kansas Soldiers Home, Fort Dodge.
He was born Jan. 12, 1927 in Pawnee County, the son of Adolph Lawrence and Susie Ruth Koehn Jantz. He was an operator at the Otis Helium Plant and also the Cemetery Sexton for the City of Larned.
He was a lifetime area resident. He belonged to the United Methodist Church, Larned. A lifetime member of the VFW post #7271, the Paralyzed V.A.-Gateway Chapter of St. Louis, Missouri, a member of the American Legion Post #0106, and the Spinal Cord Injury Unit, Wichita V.A. and Jefferson Barracks of St. Louis, Missouri.
On April 26, 1985, he married Wilda Joan DEIGHTON in Miami, Okla. She survives.
Other survivors include; a son, Mark, Garden City; a daughter, Leann Simmons and husband Kevin, Larned; two stepdaughters, Pam Adams and husband Kenny, Dodge City, Lisa Jacobs and husband Randy, Scott City; a sister, Dorothy Schurmann-Spencer, Iowa; two grandchildren, Brandon Racette, Hays, Ty Racette and wife Sarah, Kings Mountain, North Carolina; eight step-grandchildren, Michael Racette, Red Cloud, Nebraska, Azure Miller and husband Aaron, Lawrence, Jeremy Jacobs and wife Raquel, Ft. Mill, South Carolina, Tara Doorman and husband Shane, Cimarron, Krista Simmons, Wichita, Brett Simmons, Whitman Air Force Base, Missouri, Chad Simmons, Memphis, Tennessee, Nick Adams, Wichita; six great-grandchildren, Savannah Racette, Wichita, Nebraska, Conner Doorman, Cimarron, Kinley Miller, Lawrence, Micah Jacobs, Judah Jacobs and Lillie Jacobs, all of Ft. Mills, South Carolina. Three nieces, Carol Vrooman, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Judy Dirks Cole, Kansas City, Kansas, Suzanne Hildebrand, Norwalk, Iowa, and a nephew, David Schurrmann, Chicago, Illinois. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorrace Dirks.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, with the Rev. Bill Fitzgerrel and Chaplin Vernon Bogart presiding. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary, Larned. Burial will be in the Larned Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites provided by Fort Riley Honor Guard. Memorials may be sent to the Larned EMS, Pawnee County Humane Society or the Kansas Soldiers Home, Halsey Hall II, all in care of the Beckwith Mortuary. Condolences may be left and notice viewed at www.beckwithmortuary.com.

JANTZ, Marie M.

See Marie M. Eck



See Neva Koehn



See Velma L. Dyck


JANZEN, Cornelius H.

b. 5 Jul 1912 - Marion County, Kansas

d. 20 Dec 2007 - Newton, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, December 21, 2007, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

NEWTON - Cornelius H. "Curt" Janzen, 95, died Dec. 20, 2007, at Newton Presbyterian Manor.
He was born July 5, 1912, in Marion County, the son of Cornelius K. and Sarah Hiebert Janzen. A longtime resident of Newton, he worked as a propane truck driver for the co-op for 26 years.
He belonged to Koerner Heights Mennonite Brethren, Newton.
On July 23, 1933, he married Katherine FLAMING in Goessel. She died Aug. 18, 1993.
Survivors include: a son, Arlo, Hesston; a daughter, Frieda Quiring, Newton; four brothers, Elmer, Wichita, Adolf, Enid, Okla., Walter, Newton, and Edwin, North Newton; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Clarence; a daughter, Lillian Carmen; two brothers, Art and Abe; and a sister, Lydia Flaming.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Koerner Heights Mennonite Brethren, Newton, with Pastor Tim Mace presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, with the family receiving friends from 3 to 5 p.m., at Petersen Funeral Home, Newton. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Newton. Memorials may be sent to Hospice Care of Kansas, Newton Presbyterian Manor, the Good Samaritan Fund or the church, all in care of the funeral home.

NEWTON - Janzen, Cornelius H. "Curt," 95, died Dec. 20, 2007. Service 11 a.m. Monday, Koerner Heights Mennonite Brethren Church. Survivors: daughter, Frieda and husband, Don Quiring; son, Arlo and wife, Maxine; brothers, Elmer, Adolf, Walter, Edwin; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren. Petersen Funeral Home. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 12/21/2007.


JANZEN, Richard L.

b. abt 1927

d. 27 Feb 2008 - Wichita, Kansas

From Wichita Eagle - Sunday, March 2, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Janzen, Richard L., 79, farmer, passed away Feb. 27, 2008. Service 10 a.m., Monday, March 3 at Resthaven Mortuary. Preceded in death by parents, Herbert & Mollie (Klose) Janzen. Survivors: son, Herb of Mulvane, James and wife Connie of Wichita, Martin and wife Brenda of Oakley; brother Marvin of Springdale, AR; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 3/2/2008.


JANZEN, Thelbert and Darlene

Janzens Celebrate 60th years

From Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter - Thursday, March 13, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Thelbert and Darlene Janzen, rural Ellsworth County (Kansas) will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary, Tuesday, March 11 (2008). Their wedding took place a day later than planned because of a blizzard in 1948 at the Methodist Church, Kanopolis.

They have since spent their years together farming and ranching in southern Ellsworth County. Thelbert and Darlene still lie on the farm that has now been in the family for 100 years.

They raised four children who have since married and raised families of their own: Lonnie and Harry V Vopat, Paola; Gloria and Carl Ploutz, Kanopolis; Michael and Val Janzen, Geneseo; and Pamela and Bill Parsons, Ellsworth. They have ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Their children and families have planned a celebratory trip together with Thelbert and Darlene during July. They will spend time in the Rockies along the Arkansas River area celebrating 60 years of love.



JANZEN, Viola M.

b. 2 Jul 1925 - Marion, Kansas

d. 18 Jan 2008 - Marion, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Monday, January 21, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

MARION -- Viola M. Kelsey, 82, Marion, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2008.
Mrs. Kelsey was born Viola M. Janzen on July 2, 1925, in rural Marion. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald D. (KELSEY., in 1973.
Survivors include five sons, Bud, Gerald and Randy, all of Marion, Ron of Hiawatha and Doug of Solomon; four daughters, Donna Haven, Neva Hett and Lori Fruechting, all of Marion, and Kathy Rathert of Greenwood Village, Colo.; a brother, Earl of Peabody; 21 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Marion Christian Church. Interment will be in Marion Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, Box 6, Marion 66861. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

JANZEN, Wayne A.

b. 12 Sep 1952 - Hillsboro, Kansas

d. 4 Mar 2008 - Moundridge, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, March 6, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

GALVA - Wayne A. Janzen, 55, died March 4, 2008, at Mercy Hospital in Moundridge.
He was born on Sept. 12, 1952, in Hillsboro, the son of Allen and Ella Stahl Janzen. He graduated from Moundridge High School in 1970. He was a machinist at Bradbury Company. He attended the Emmanuel Bible Church, rural Galva.
On Oct. 28, 1983, he married Laura B. JENNINGS at Lindsborg. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, C.W. Hurd, McPherson; two daughters, Ginger L. Janzen, Galva, and Jennifer Meggers, Hutchinson; his mother; a sister, Delores Morgan, Hesston; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father; and an infant sister.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Moundridge Funeral Home Chapel, with Larry Schmidt presiding. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Cremation has taken place. Memorials may be sent to Mercy Hospital in care of the funeral home.

GALVA - Janzen, Wayne A., 55, died March 4, 2008. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Moundridge Funeral Home. Survivors: wife, Laura; children, C.W. Hurd, Jennifer Meggers, Ginger Janzen; mother, Ella Janzen; sister, Delores Morgan; 2 grandchildren. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 3/6/2008.


b. abt 1903 - Dickinson, North Dakota

d. Jun 1950 - South Heart - North Dakota

From Dickinson ND Press 24 Jun 1950

Submitted by eusteel@cox.net

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in St. Mary �s church at South Heart, for Joe Jedlicka, who died in St. Joseph �s hospital at 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Death was caused by heart trouble.
Mr. Jedlicka, 47, was born in Dickinson. He married Emma SIMEK, June 10, 1925, in St. Wenceslaus church here.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wencel Jedlicka, New Hradec, his wife, and three children, Edward, Martha and Joe Jr. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Peter Zelinsky and Mrs. Josie Kovash, Dickinson; as well as two grandchildren.
Mischel �s funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Dickinson ND Press 24 Jun 1950


JENSEN, Anne Marie

b. 26 Aug 1935 - Shane Ridge, Montana

d. 2 Mar 2008 - Columbus, Montana

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 4 Mar 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

COLUMBUS - Anne Marie Bott, 72, passed away, peacefully, at home with family the morning of March 2, 2008, from illnesses.
She was born Aug. 26, 1935, on the Berry Ranch, of Shane Ridge, to Sam and Ivy Jensen. At age 11, her mother Ivy passed away, leaving Anne to help care for her younger siblings. She graduated from Columbus High School in 1953. Anne met Archie BOTT at a Soda Fountain in Snappy's Food Market in Billings, when he was on leave from the U.S. Navy. They married on April 1, 1956, had a small wedding in Reed Point. The groom's dad, Reverend Ernie Bott, officiated the ceremony. This day was not only April Fools Day but also Easter Sunday. Residing in Billings from 1956 to 1982, they had one son, James Valintine; and four daughters, Beverly Colleen, Lori Ann (deceased), Linda Marie and Tamara Fern.
Anne was an avid gardener, having the most beautiful zinnias, sweet peas and morning glories most had ever seen. She loved music, dancing and the outdoors. She had various occupations: Hoppers Floral, Hardware Store (clerk), Exxon Refinery (custodian) and babysitting. Anne was a homemaker, baking (sometimes freezing up to 50 apple pies), gardening and canning. Anne baked holiday meals and was a sensational cook for her family and friends. She enjoyed family and family gatherings; having picnics, camping and fishing outings, church, and carrying on the true "country-girl" ways, like teaching different wildflower types. Wild Crocuses were her favorite - Archie picked her a bouquet of them every spring. Her grandchildren were the highlight of her life. Spending quality time and being apart of each and everyone of the their lives.
Anne was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Ivy Jensen; six siblings, Sam Jensen, Ellen Rader, May Kissler, Melvin Jensen, James Jensen and Betty Blaylock; and her grandson Aarron.
She is survived by her husband, Archie Bott of Columbus; son, Jim Bott (Deann) of Columbus; along with her daughters, Beverly Zimmerman (Kevin), Linda Roller (Todd) and Tammy Zwetzig (Franklin), all of Columbus; nine grandchildren, including: Jacob and Kaylee Zimmerman, Jessica, Tyler, and Gracie Roller; Amber, Kyle and Ashton Zwetzig; her three brothers, Wayne Jenson of Columbus, Johnny Jensen of Absarokee and Billy Jensen of Missoula; three sisters, June Cumin of Rapelje, Darlene Pond and Florence Gee, both of Columbus.
You are walking with Jesus in Heaven. The many memories will always live on in our hearts, forever. We thank you for being such a wonderful wife, mom and grandma. We will miss you and cherish you forever!
Visitation will be at Smith Funeral Chapel, 35 N. Diamond St., in Columbus from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 5. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 6, at Smith Funeral Chapel-Columbus, with interment in Mountain View Cemetery, Columbus.


JOHNSON, Lois Edna

b. 20 July 1918, Chicago, Illinois

d. 6 Jan 2008 - Billings, Montana

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 13 Jan 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Lois Edna Becker Behm passed away peacefully with family at her side, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Edna Johnson; her first husband, Oswald BECKER; and her second husband, Clarence Robert BEHM.
Lois was born July 20, 1918, and was raised in Chicago. She met Oswald in Yellowstone National Park, marrying him in 1938. They moved to Montana, where they had four children together before Oswald's death in 1954. Lois later met Robert Behm and they were married in 1966. Prior to a long career with the Federal Government, she was revered as the "Park Lady" and loved by many children who came to visit Terry Park.
Lois is survived by her four children, Arthur (Lynne) Becker of Jackson, Wyo., and their children Quincy and Grove; Sheridan (Kay) Becker of Billings and their children, Tina, Tonya and Christine; Forrest "Woody" (Cheryl) Becker of Rohnert Park, Calif., and their children Charissa and Arthur; Peggy (Mike) Wilson of Billings and their children Ed and Josh. Lois also has seven great-grandchildren, Tasha, Stephanie, John, Cherilyn, Hannah, Halee and Chloe.
Cremation has taken place and, at Lois' request, no services will be held. Arrangements are by Cremation or Funeral Gallery.


JONES, Phyllis Elaine

b. 19 July 1927 - Lincoln, Nebraska

d. 8 Feb 2008 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 2/11/2008 - 2/13/2008, Submitted by Mark B. Wills

Phyllis Elaine Nuss, 80, of Scottsbluff, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff.
Cremation will be at Sunset Memorial Park Crematory in Scottsbluff and private family inurnment will be in the Bayard Cemetery in Bayard. A memorial has been established to Prairie Haven Hospice. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.dugankramer.com Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services in Scottsbluff is in charge of the arrangements.
Phyllis was born July 19, 1927, at Lincoln to Gerald and Ruth "Peg" Jones. The family lived in Lincoln until 1962, when moving to Scottsbluff to open Kings Fine Foods Restaurant. Later they opened The Farm Kitchen out at the old Tempo Mall.
Phyllis's greatest accomplishment she felt, was being a great mom to her children David Nuss and Marcia VenJohn. When asked what some of her fondest memories were, she said following around her daughter when she was involved with horses. They belonged to the Saddle Club for many years. Later Phyllis took Bridge lessons and became one of the premier bridge players in the valley. She competed in tournaments and loved being involved in Duplicate Bridge Club. She served as Treasurer. Later when she was not able to go to the club she enjoyed playing bridge on the Internet.
Survivors include her son David Nuss; daughter Marcia VenJohn along with her husband Marc VenJohn; grandson, Nick Harvey and his wife Abbie and future great-grandchild Jackson Harvey who is due March 30th, Marcus Harvey and his fiancée Nichole Gier, and granddaughter Rachel Harvey; brother, Carl Jones; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her parents; two brothers, Jerry Jones and Bob Jones; nephew Bobbie Jones, along with her husband Calvin NUSS preceded her in death.


JONES, Winifred V.

b. 3 Jun 1920 - Burton, Kansas

d. 20 Feb 2008 - Burton, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, February 22, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Winifred V. Koehn, 87, died Feb. 20, 2008, at Hester Care Center.
She was born June 3, 1920, in Burrton, the daughter of Lyle and Flota F. Parker Jones. She was a 1938 Burrton High School graduate, a lifetime Burrton and Hutchinson area resident, and a homemaker.
She belonged to First Congregational Church.
On June 7, 1940, she married Frank KOEHN in Wichita. He died June 13, 1984.
Survivors include: a sister, Amy Graber, Hutchinson; sisters-in-law, Joan Armandariz, Halstead, and Julia Becker, Galva; many nieces and nephews, including Peggy Altum, Newton.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Burrton Cemetery, with Pastor Matt Stafford presiding. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Elliott Mortuary. Burial will follow. Memorials may be sent to, First Congregational Church, Hospice Care of Kansas, or Wesley Towers Endowment Fund, all in care of the Mortuary. Personal Condolences may be sent to www.elliottmortuary.com

HUTCHINSON - Koehn, Winifred V., 87, died Feb. 20, 2008. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Burrton Cemetery. Survivors: sister, Amy Graber of Hutchinson; sisters-in-law, Joan Armandariz of Halstead, Julia Becker of Galva; many nieces and nephews including


JORNS, Evelyn Mae Kresge

See Evelyn Mae Seyfert


JURGENSEN, Edward Hans

b. 30 July 1927 - Barton County, Kansas

d. 2 Mar 2008 - Wichita, Kansas

From Russell County News - Wednesday, March 5, 2008, Submitted by Harlin Ochs

Edward Hans "Ed" Jurgensen, 80, died, March 2, 2008. Visitation will be 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at Downing and Lahey West, Wichita. The service will be at 10 a.m., Friday, March 7, at Ascension Lutheran Church, Wichita. The graveside service will follow at 3 p.m. at St. John Cemetery, Russell. He as born July 30, 1927, in Barton County, Kan. Ed worked many years at Misco Industries, retired from USD 259, and was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church. He was preceded ion death by his parents, Ed and Lena; two brothers, and two sisters.

Survivors include: wife, Norma; children, Karen (Roger) Schlechte, Lakewood, Colo.; Karla (Scott) Hamilton, Derby; Kaelene (Tyrone) Artz, Valley Center; Kirk (Gina) Jurgensen; and Keven (Kim) Jurgensen, all of Wichita; grandchildren: Tammy (Chris) Grieving, Heather (Bobby) Nixon, Iain and Abby McHugh, Myeah and Daxton Jurgensen, Baylie and Caleb Jurgensen, Kevin Lamm, Ryuan (Flower) Souter and Amanda Souter; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Tanner, Tara and Tessa Greiving, Alie Sanchez, Keagan Nixon, and Brayden Souter, great-great-grandson, Landon Greiving; and brother, Merle (Almeda) Jurgensen

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Kansas and Ascension Lutheran Church. Downing and Lahey West Chapel, Wichita, Kan., was in charge of the arrangements.

Note: He married Norman Jean Strecker on 8 August 1948 in the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Milberger, Kansas. Norma was born on December 2, 1929, in Russell, Kansas, to Lothar Berthold Strecker and Natalie Schneider.


JURGENSEN, Edward Hans

b. 30 Jul 1927 - Barton County, Kansas

d. 2 Mar 2008 - Wichita, Kansas

From Wichita Eagle - March 5, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Jurgensen, Edward Hans, 80, entered eternal peace, Sun., Mar. 2, 2008. Visitation with the family, 7-8 P.M., Thurs., Mar. 6, Downing & Lahey West. Service, 10 A.M., Fri., Mar. 7, Ascension Lutheran Church, 842 N. Tyler. Graveside service, 3 P.M., St. John Cemetery in Russell. Born July 30, 1927 in Barton County, KS, Ed worked at MISCO, retired from USD 259, and was an active member of Ascension Lutheran. Preceded by parents, Ed & Lena; brothers, Leonard & Donald; sisters, Edna Orebaugh & Alverna Holopirek. Survivors: loving wife of 59 <1/2>years, Norma; children, Karen (Roger) Schlechte of Lakewood, CO, Karla (Scott) Hamilton of Derby, Kaelene (Tyrone) Artz of Valley Center, Kirk (Gina) Jurgensen, Kevin (Kim) Jurgensen, all of Wichita; grandchildren, Tammy (Chris) Greiving, Heather (Bobby) Nixon, Iain & Abby McHugh, Mycah & Daxton Jurgensen, Baylie & Caleb Jurgensen, Kevin Lamm, Ryan (Flower) Souter, Amanda Souter; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Tanner, Tara, & Tessa Greiving, Ali Sanchez, Keagan Nixon, Brayden Souter; great-great-grandson, Landon Greiving; brother, Merle (Almeda) Jurgensen. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Hospice Care of Kansas & Ascension Lutheran Church. www.dlwichita.com Published in the Wichita Eagle from 3/4/2008 - 3/6/2008.