LAGER, Tiena

See Tiena Hilzer



b. 19 Dec 1921 - Rosemont, Nebraska

d. 6 Jan 2008 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 8 Jan 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

TORRINGTON, Wyo. - Helen H. Worley, 86, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Scottsbluff.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Valley View Cemetery with Reverend David Lee officiating.
A memorial has been established to the Korein Shriner's Travel Fund. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends may send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com.
Helen was born Dec. 19, 1921, in Rosemont, Neb. the daughter of Henry and Johanna (Wilhelms) Lampmann. She grew up and received her early education in Rosemont and in 1939 graduated from the Lawrence, Neb. High School. She attended college at Kearney, Neb. where she received her teaching certificate. She married Glen WORLEY September 15, 1943 at her parent's home in Rosemont. They moved to Washington State where they both worked in the shipyards during WWII. After the war they moved to Torrington where she worked at the library and volunteered time at the hospital and the Presbyterian Church. Helen loved gardening, books, baking, and mostly being with her family.
Survivors include her daughter, Linda Kentfield and her husband Rodger of Torrington; sister, Anna Schultz of Texas; grandchildren, Aaron Yates and his companion Marilyn Chow of Houston, Texas and Marisa Griego and her husband Tommy and their children Peighton, Lauryne, and Kylie all of Cheyenne; three step-grandchildren; and five step-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers and a sister.



LAPP, Helen Alanda

b. 16 Jun 1923 - Fort Morgan, Colorado

d. 25 Feb 2008 - Cheyenne, Wyoming

From Greeley Tribune, Greeley, Colorado - 03-03-08, Submitted by Elaine McDowell

Helen Pfeif - June 16, 1923-Feb. 25, 2008 - Age: 84 - Residence: Cheyenne, formerly of Greeley
Tribute: Helen Alanda Pfeif was born in Fort Morgan to Godfrey and Marie (Hinder) Lapp. The eldest of five children, she had two brothers and two sisters.
She and her first husband, Chris BISTERFELDT, were married for more than 25 years. She married Leonard PFEIF in August 1969. They were married for 32 years and lived in Greeley all that time. They enjoyed camping and fishing. They traveled to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower and Hawaii to visit the Pearl
Harbor Memorial. Mrs. Pfeif was a nurse's aide at the hospital and Bonell Good Samaritan Community, Greeley, and worked at Wright McGill for 5 1/2 years. She retired from the school district after 13 years. Kenton Manor honored her for 25 years of volunteer work. She was active on a bowling league and a member of the Moose. Mrs. Pfeif died Monday at the Living Care Center in Cheyenne.
Survivors: Four daughters and their husbands, Mary and Chub Adams of Avondale, Ariz., Esther Marie and Lloyd Eslick of Laramie, Wyo., Barbara and Jim Inman of Grass Valley, Calif., and Kathy and Lynn Dreher of Cheyenne; two sons, Chris Bisterfeldt of Thornton and Fred Bisterfeldt and wife Carrie of Lexington, Ky.; a sister and her husband, Dorothy and John Busnardo of Brighton; a brother and his wife, Harold and Marie Lapp of Englewood; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: Her husbands, Chris Bisterfeldt and Leonard Pfeif, and her parents, a brother Albert and a sister Darlene. Services: Private family services were Friday. Stoddard Funeral Home, Greeley, was in charge of arrangements.

LaFEVER, Clara Mae

b. 13 Oct 1923 - Aetna, Kansas

d. 26 Nov 2005 - Augusta, Kansas

From The Wichita Eagle - September 22, 2006, Submitted by Harvey May

Augusta - DeWeese, Clara Mae, 82, of Augusta passed away Saturday, November 26th, 2005. Clara was born in Aetna, KS, on October 13, 1913, the daughter of William Emmett and Hazel C. (Moss) LaFever. Mrs. DeWeese was an entrepreneur who once owned the City Cigar Store in Winfield, a pool hall in Marion and she farmed,. She also was a former employee of Boeing. On July 4, 1940, she married Gordon DeWEESE in Wichita. He preceded her in death. A brother, James LaFever and a sister, Bertha Miller also preceded her in death. She is survived by: daughter and son-in-law, Judi and John Yourk, Scottsdale, AZ; sons and daughters -in-laws, Joe and Missy DeWeese, Cambridge, KS; Max and Nancy DeWeese, Yukon, OK; grandchildren: Brad Ballah, Bruce Ballah, Joe DeWeese; Amy Birsingerl; Josh DeWeese, Danielle Hoqwell; Amanda DeWeese; step-grandchildren, Gunnar and Wylie DeWeese, Jacob Keegan, Harrison and Libby Lou Howell; Isabella Athanasius and Ian Birsinger; Special Children: Sal and Zee Tovar, Kathy Maxey. Teresa Jacobs, Sheila and Richard Orange' Special Grandchildren: Sal Tovar, Misty Steger, Mia Andrews, Melissa Tovar and Michael Tovar. Viewing 10-8 Wednesday at Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta. Funeral services will be 1 PM Thursday, December 1st, 2005 at Headley Funeral Chapel, August. Burial will follow at Wilmot Cemetery. Memorials to Midian Plane of Mercy of Total Homecare and Hospice.


LAUFER, Annie Marie

b. 13 March 1904 - Dickinson, North Dakota

d. 21 Jul 1951

The Dickinson ND Press - 21 Jul 1951, Submitted by eusteel@cox.net

Mrs. Anna Marie Wetch, 47, passed away at the Palm Drive hospital on July 21, from a heart ailment.
She was the wife of Joseph R. WETCH, partner in the Wetch Brothers Plumbing and Sheet Metal works in Sebastopol, California. She is survived by her husband, Joseph; two sons, Joseph Ronald and Robert Lee. Two daughters preceded her in death.
Mrs. Wetch was a native of Dickinson, N. D.; the daughter of Joseph and Catherine Laufer. She was born March 13, 1904 and attended St. Joseph’s parochial school at Dickinson. On October 10, 1927 she was married to Joseph Wetch and moved to Sebastopol.
Others who survive her are four sisters, Sister M. Paulette, OSB, St. Paul, Minn.; Sister Marie Theodosia, Merrill, Wisc.; Mrs. Nick Frank, Dickinson; and Mrs. Leo Pease, Calistoga, Calif.; two brothers, John Laufer, San Rafael, Calif.; and Adam J. Laufer, Longview, Wash.
Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, July 25, at the Catholic church in Sebastopol. Pallbearers were six nephews, Herman Wetch, Philip Wetch Jr., John Wetch, George Schaeffer, John Laufer Jr. and Robert Laufer. The Dickinson ND Press 21 Jul 1951

LEBSACK, Nathalia

b. 19 Jun 1913 - Loveland, Colorado

d. 7 Jan 2008 - Loveland, Colorado

From Greeley Tribune, Greeley, Colorado - 01-10-2008, Submitted by Elaine McDowell

Nathalia Anderson June 19, 1913-Jan. 7, 2008 - Age: 94 - Residence: Loveland
Tribute: Nathalia Anderson was born in Loveland to Henry and Anna (Walker) Lebsack and attended a rural school. On May 27, 1933, she married Carl William ANDERSON. They farmed in rural Loveland. Mr. Anderson died Feb. 23, 1978.
Mrs. Anderson worked for Kuner Empson Canning Co., Loveland Meat Packing Co., Great Western Sugar Company during campaigns and Gold Star Trailer Manufacturing. She retired in 1970.
Mrs. Anderson was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Loveland. She was a loving homemaker doing handwork, gardening, flowers, cooking and baking.
Mrs. Anderson died Monday at North Shore Manor Health Care in Loveland.
Survivors: Her daughters, LaVerne Lutz and husband Robert of Greeley and Delores Neal and husband Fay Mel of Loveland; a son, Terry Anderson and wife Sandy of Loveland; six grandchildren, Cindy McPhee and husband Mark and Linda Sorensen and husband Randy, all of Greeley, Melodee Ochoa and husband Steve and Carla DeArmond and husband Greg, all of Loveland, Jamie Papp and husband Robert of Fort Collins and Tim Johnston and wife Karen of Picher, Okla.; and 11 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: Three sisters, Helen Lenhardt, Katie Shaffer and Mildred Lebsack, and four brothers, Henry, Carl, Fred and Albert Lebsack.
Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home. Interment: Loveland Burial Park.
Notes: Memorial gifts may be made to the Loveland Meals on Wheels or charity of donor's choice in care of Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80537.


LEHL, Elvest L.

b. abt 1915

d. 6 Sep 2007 - Wichita, Kansas

From The Wichita Eagle - September 14, 2007, Submitted by Harvey May

Lehl, Elvest L., 92, retired aeronautical engineer for Boeing, went to be with his Lord September 6, 2007.

Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at First Church of the Nazarene. Elvest was co-owner of several patenta relating to his invention, The Aior Train. He was a WWII Army Veteran, Gideon Member, and former Scoput Master. He graduated from Northwestern Stte Teacheras College in Alva, OK. Elvest and Ruby were married June 21,1939, in Enid, OK. Preceded in death by sons, William D. Lehl and Dan A. Lehl; parents, William and Pauline Lehl; brother, Harold Lehl. Survivors include wife of 68 years Ruby Lehl; children and spouses Carolyn and Gene Miller of Minneapolis, MN., Anita and Russell Vassar of Nashua, NH, Ella and Duane Frederick of Wichita, Randall Lehl of Colorado Springs, CO, Monte and Gloria Lehl of Wichita, Bradley and Constance Lehl of Wichita; brother Carl and Beulah Lehl of Alva, OK.; sisters Nellie Lohrdilng of Coldwter,s Frieda Stake of Kissee Mills,m MO., 22 grandchildren; 32 great-gandchildren. Memorials established with the First Church of the Nazarene and St. Jude Children's Resarch Hospital. Resthaven Mortuary.




b. 15 Apr 1917 - Munjor, Kansas

d. 15 Mar 2007 - Wichita, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, March 17, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Edwin "Big Ed" Leiker, 90, died March 15, 2007 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. He was born April 15, 1917 in Munjor, Kansas, the son of August and Pauline (Unrein) Leiker. He was a resident of Hutchinson most of his life. He was in sales most of his life. He was a Staff Sgt. in the United States Army, serving from 1941-1945. He was a veteran of WWII. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Hutchinson. He married Martina HERRMAN on June 28, 1943 in Liebenthal, Kansas. She survives.
Other survivors include a son, Reginald Leiker and wife Patty, Salina, a daughter, Sharon, Oklahoma, 2 brothers, Clarence, Hutchinson and Milton, Hays, 2 sisters, Benita Boose, Ellis and Norma Jean Fox, Golden, CO, 4 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren

He was preceded in death by 7 brothers, Alphonse, Alfred, Eugene, Norbert, Melvin, Norman, and Clarence, and 2 sisters, Barbara (Joey) Baker and Armella Knoll.
A rosary will be held at 1:30 pm on Wed. at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson, with Father Joseph Eckberg presiding. Burial will follow at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hutchinson.
Visitation will be held from 9AM-9PM Tuesday at the funeral home, with the family receiving friends from 6-8PM that evening. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Reno County in care of the funeral home. To leave a personal message for the family, visit www.PenwellGabel.com.

HUTCHINSON - Leiker, Edwin "Big Ed," 90, died March 15, 2008. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home. Survivors: wife, Martina; son, Reginald; daughter, Sharon; brothers, Clarence, Milton; sisters, Benita Boose, Norma Jean Fox; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 3/17/2008.




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 LEIKER, Sophia

b. 19 Jun 1919 - Munjor, Kansas

d. 21 Apr 2008 - Hays, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Wednesday, April 23, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

HAYS -- Sophia Leiker, 88, Hays, died Monday, April 21, 2008. She was born June 19, 1919, in Munjor to John and Barbara Leiker. She was a farmer and worked in housekeeping at Hadley Hospital. Survivors: sister-in-law, Helen Leiker, Hays; brother-in-law, Gilbert Flax, Norton; and 16 nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Munjor. A parish vigil will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine, where friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Memorials may be made to St. Francis Cemetery Association.


LEIKER, Sophia

b. 9 Jun 1919 - Munjor, Kansas

d. 21 Apr 2008 - Hays, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Wednesday, April 23, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Sophia Leiker, 88, Hays, died Monday, April 21, 2008, at Hays Medical Center. She was born June 9, 1919, in Munjor to John and Barbara (Hertel) Leiker. She was a farmer and worked in housekeeping at Hadley Hospital. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Helen Leiker, Hays; a brother-in-law, Gilbert Flax, Norton; and 16 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Christian Leiker, and Michael Leiker; and five sisters, Pauline Pfannenstiel, Philomena Pfannenstiel, Adeliaine Flax, Seraphina Flax and an infant sister, Pauline Leiker.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church; burial in St. Francis Cemetery, Munjor. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine. A vigil will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. Francis Cemetery Association in care of the funeral home


LESSER, Adolph

Parents from Frank, Russia

b. 21 Jun 1915 - Loveland, Colorado

d. 6 Jan 2008 - Greeley, Colorado

From Greeley Tribune, Greeley, Colorado - 01-12-2008, Submitted by Elaine McDowell

Adolph Lesser - June 21, 1915-Jan. 6, 2008 - Age: 92 - Residence: Greeley
Tribute: Adolph John Lesser was born in Loveland to John D. and Anna M. (Bath) Lesser and was the second youngest of eight sons and one daughter. His parents were Volga Germans who immigrated to the United States in 1913 from Frank, Russia.
Music was always present in the Lesser household, and frequently, Adolph would tag along with his two older brothers, who had been musicians in Russia. He bought his first piano accordion for $200 during the Depression. He eventually was able to afford to take the bus to Denver every week to take lessons from Tony Ferraro, who later became an NBC Radio studio artist. He also studied with Alfred Antonio Sr., who came to Loveland every week to teach.
At age 15, Mr. Lesser started his own band and within a year had an organized band that played on KFKA Radio in Greeley at 6:30 every morning. The radio show offered great exposure for him and the band, and they traveled extensively throughout Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska playing for weddings, proms, county fairs and barn dances.
On Dec. 12, 1941, he married Cecilia STRATMAN in Kimball, Neb., and left for the Army on Jan. 7, 1942, exactly one month after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Initially stationed in California, Mr. Lesser entertained his fellow servicemen and also played in nightclubs with local West Coast groups. He was then deployed to the European Theater with the 35th Division until the war ended. He earned five battle stars including the Invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. The Queen Mary, now permanently docked in Long Beach, Calif., provided transportation home from Europe, and Mr. Lesser played with a western band for two shows a day on the ship.
In 1945, home from the service for only two weeks, Mr. Lesser played six weddings for six nights in a row. The demand for Dutch Hop music was so great after the war that he and his friend, Bill Schmidt, opened the Garden City Ballroom near Greeley. The ballroom was a great success and offered big band and western dances during the week, polka dances on Saturday nights, and was usually reserved for weddings on Sundays.
In 1950, Columbia Records put the Lesser band under contract. Mr. Lesser had a booking agent and his recordings were heard on major networks throughout the United States. After six successful years with the Garden City Ballroom, he and his friend sold the ballroom, and Mr. Lesser built a music store on South 8th Avenue in Greeley. Lesser Music was the cornerstone for young people from around northern Colorado who wanted to study the accordion. When the rock and roll craze hit, Mr. Lesser added guitar teachers and had a successful business selling guitars and amplifiers as well as accordions.
Mr. Lesser received many honors throughout his musical career. He was inducted into the Colorado Polka Hall of Fame as the first living member in 1976. He was honored with the European-American Music Award for his lifetime achievements at the Grand Polka Festival in Las Vegas, Nev., in September 1999. He was inducted into the International Polka Hall of Fame in Chicago in August 2001 and also was inducted into the World of Music Hall of Fame in Las Vegas on Sept. 11, 2001.
Mr. Lesser's career as a musician and entertainer spanned some 65 years before his stroke in 1996, but he remained one of the most prominent music figures in the Rocky Mountain region and is affectionately known as "The Old Master."
While the highlights of his career have been many, Mr. Lesser's fondest memories would have to include all of the people he met, the many friends he made, as well as the many talented musicians with whom he has worked and shared the stage throughout the many years. He also enjoyed the companionship of his beloved dachshund, Willie.
Mr. Lesser died Jan. 6 at the Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado inpatient unit, Greeley.
Survivors: His daughter, Cyndi Babish of Denver; two sisters-in-law, Lydia Lesser of Loveland and Esther Lesser of Caldwell, Idaho; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: His wife, Cecilia, and his son-in-law, Tony Babish; his parents; seven brothers, John, Conrad "Coonie," Fred, Henry, George, Jake and Dave; and a sister, Annie Frank.
Celebration of life: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Greeley.
Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Greeley.
Note: Memorial gifts may be made to the 35th Division Museum Fund in care of Adamson Funeral and Cremation Services, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsonchapels.com.


LESSMAN, Delbert

b. 13 Mar 1931 - Sidney, Nebraska

d. 11 Apr 2008 - Peetz, Colorado

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 12 Apr 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

PEETZ, Colo. - Delbert Lessman, 77, formerly of the Sidney area, passed away early Tuesday morning, April 8, 2008, at the Memorial Health Center in Sidney.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, April 11, at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Edgar Schambach officiating. Burial will follow in the Dalton Cemetery.
Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Thursday from 1 to 6 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made in Delbert's name to the Stephen Ministry at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2305 San Marino Road, Sidney, NE 69162 or the Hospice of the Plains, 411 West Main, Sterling, CO 80751. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Delbert Raymond Lessman, the son of Raymond Harold and Esther Sophia (Borcher) Lessman, was born March 13, 1931, in Sidney. He attended the Salem Lutheran School near Gurley and graduated from Sidney High School with the Class of 1948. Delbert joined the Nebraska National Guard and was employed with the Union Pacific Railroad. On June 19, 1952, he was united in marriage to Frances MORTENSEN. Delbert became a self-employed paint contractor before starting to farm fulltime in 1976, farming until his illness would not allow him to continue. Delbert was member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, the Sidney Elks Lodge and had been a National Pool Tournament Player.
Survivors include his special friend Pat Segelke of Peetz and her family; his children, Kathleen Dinges and husband Bill of Sidney, Darwin Lessman and wife Janie of Wellington, Colo. and Charlene Larson of Gurley; sisters, Deloris Steffens and husband Bob, LaDonna Jung and husband Alfred both of Sidney, Janice Schilz and husband Darrel of Gering, Marcella Rapp and husband Chuck of Lakewood, Colo. and LaJean Campion and husband Charlie of Loveland, Colo.; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.
Delbert was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Esther and son-in-law, Art Larson.


LEVERING, Olive (Nadine)

b. abt 1915

d. 14 Feb 2008 - Wichita, Kansas

From Wichita Eagle - Sunday, February 17, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Jansen, Olive (Nadine), 93, died February 14, 2008 in Wichita, KS .She retired from Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical Company after 25 years of service. She and her husband Glen were long time residents in the San Diego area. Funeral Services will be held Monday February 18, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Lakeview Funeral Home, 12100 E 13th. She is preceded in death by her parents Clifford & Esther, Husband; Glen Jansen and Brother Robert Levering. She is survived by her nephew; Craig (Deborah) Levering from Wichita, KS. Niece; Susan (Steven) Layton from McPherson, KS. great nieces and nephews, great great nieces & nephews. Please send Memorials to Harry Hynes Hospice. To share a memory or to leave an online condolence please visit: www.mylakeviewfuneralhome.com Published in the Wichita Eagle from 2/16/2008 - 2/17/2008.


LEWIS, Maxine

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LIBSACK, Bertha J.

b. 24 Oct 1932 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

d. 18 Mar 2008 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 23 Mar 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

SIDNEY - Bertha J. Heaton, 75, passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 18, 2008, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 22, at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sidney with Father Art Faesser officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. A memorial is being established in Bertha's name. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Bertha Jane Heaton, the daughter of Carl and Mary (Nuss) Libsack, was born Oct. 24, 1932 in Scotts Bluff County near Minatare. Due to illness, Bertha became deaf at the age of five. She attended the Omaha School for the Deaf through graduation. Bertha was united in marriage to Patrick HEATON, JR. in 1953 and they had five children. She loved photography work and will be remembered for her many years spent working at Draper Photography in Sidney. She went back to school and graduated from Vo-Tech in 1980.
Bertha was an extreme Colorado sports fan and would often sport various team jerseys during the same day to support the team that was currently playing. She loved to swim and although deaf, Bertha still found a way to enjoy music and dance while never looking upon herself as handicapped. Aside from her family Bertha was most proud of the distinction of being the first Miss Fort Sidney at the age of sixteen.
Survivors include her children, Patrick J. Heaton III of Sidney, Peggy Ann Heaton of Lawrence, Kan., James Michael Heaton and wife Kelly of Bristow, W.VA., and Timothy C. Heaton of Sidney; sisters, Mary Ann Furuiye and husband Roger of West Minster, Colo. and Judy Sigg of Sidney; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Bertha was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Linda Sue Kotschwar and brother, Ronald Libsack.


LONGHOFER, Juanita M. Brounko

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LORAN, Henry J.

b. 17 Mar 1871 - Russia

d. 6 Apr 1951 - Richardton, North Dakota

From Dickinson ND Press - 7 Apr 1951, Submitted by eusteel@cox.net

Henry J. Loran, 80, a retired Richardton farmer, died at the Memorial hospital there April 6 at 11 a.m.
The funeral services will be held at the St. Mary's church in Richardton.
He was born in Russia March 17, 1871, and came to the United States in 1890. Mr. Loran married Elizabeth ROETHER in Dickinson in 1891.
Surviving relatives are three sons, John of Yakima, Washington; Joseph of Richardton, and Henry of Missoula, Montana; and eight daughters, Mrs. George Gartner of Glen Ullin; Mrs. Anton Freed of Mott; Mrs. Leonard Hecker of Springfield, Oregon; Mrs. Matt Hagel of Billings, Montana; Mrs. Joseph Schaaf of Yakima, Washington; Mrs. Steve Tibor of Glen Ullin; and Mrs. Peter Tkach of Glen Ullin; and Rosemary Loran of Jamestown. The Mischel funeral home is in charge of the arrangements. Dickinson ND Press 7 Apr 1951


LORAN, Monica

b. 25 Nov 1888 - Russia

d. 29 Nov 1952

From The Dickinson ND Press - 29 Nov 1952, Submitted by eusteel@cox.net

Funeral services for Mrs. Monica Loran will be conducted this morning at 10:30 a.m. in the St. Joseph’s church with Msgr. Geoerge Aberle officiating at the service. Mrs. Loran died at the St. Joseph’s hospital Wednesday, Nov. 26, after an illness of about two years. She was aged 64 years. Burial will be made in the St. Joseph’s cemetery.
Mrs. Loran was born in Russia Nov. 25, 1888, and came to the United States in 1891. She homesteaded south of Richardton and lived in the St. Placidus vicinity until 1944 when the family moved to Dickinson.
Mrs. Loran was married to Lewis LORAN at Richardton Jan. 27, 1907. There are seven daughters who survive their mother. They are Mrs. Alex Wanner, Yakima, Wash.; Mrs. John Schlosser, Mott; Mrs. Nick Sitter, Selah, Wash.; Mrs. Ralph Decker, Wapato, Wash.; Mrs. Jake Hoff, St. Paul, Ore.; Mrs. Apolonia Voight, Portland, Ore.; and Mrs. Larry Junt, Spokane, Wash.
There are also 13 grandchildren who survive her, and two brothers, Valentine, Oakes, N.D.; and Joe of Mandan; and John, Mott; and seven sisters, Mrs. Francis Froelich, Dickinson; Mrs. Peter Schlosser, Mandan; Mrs. Henry Landeis, Mandan; Mrs. Matt Hoerner, Rochester, Minn., and Perpetua, Philippa, and Anselmie of Yankton, S. D.
The Price-Tobin funeral home is in charge of the arrangements. The Dickinson ND Press 29 Nov 1952


LORENZ, Glenn Frederick, Sr.

b. 26 May 1938 - Denver, Colorado

d. 26 Jan 2008 - Cheyenne, Wyoming

From Casper Star Tribune, Casper, WY - Tuesday, January 29, 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

GLENDO -- A graveside service for Glenn Frederick Lorenz Sr., 69, will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, in the Horseshoe Cemetery at Glendo with Bishop Heber Bingham of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officiating.
Family and friends may call at the funeral chapel today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
He died Jan. 26, 2008, at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.
He was born May 26, 1938, in Denver, the son of George Frederick and Ethel Ellen (Martin) Lorenz. He was raised by his grandmother, Grace Mae Kiester, in the Guernsey-Sunrise area.
He served in the United States Navy between the Korean War and the Vietnam conflict. Upon his discharge, he returned to Guernsey and worked various places in Wyoming.
He married Cathy METCALF and they had three children. They later divorced. He had four more children from different marriages. In April 12, 1997, he married Wanda A. SCOTT in Glendo. He enjoyed fishing and his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of Glendo; seven children, Glenda Hines and husband of Laramie, Glen Frederick Lorenz of Denver, Robert Steven Lorenz of Guernsey, Tina Edwards of Nome, Mo., George Frederick Lorenz of Fort Scott, Kan., Glen Frederick “Butch” Lorenz of Guernsey, and Troy Evans Lorenz of Glendo; two sisters, Betty Lou Johnson of Wheatland and Elsie Mae Pennetta of Denver; a brother, Jerry Dean Lorenz of Wheatland; numerous grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.



LUNGREN, Herbert A.

b. 22 Dec 1929 - Anthony, Kansas

d. 31 Dec 2007 - Grove, Oklahoma

From Hays Daily News - January 3, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Herbert A. Lungren, 78, prominent local businessman and beloved family patriarch, went home to be with the Lord December 31, 2007 after a long illness.
"Herb" was born on December 22, 1929 in Anthony, Kansas to Herbert and Ruth Lungren. He and his sister Beverly grew up on the family farm near Caldwell, Kansas where he helped with the wheat crops, tended to the cattle and all the other duties associated with life on the farm.
Herb attended Pleasant Valley Rural School and graduated from Caldwell High School in 1947. He later attended Kansas State College in Manhattan, Kansas and, shortly thereafter, joined the Air Force, where he served from 1948-1952 with the USAF Training Command, ultimately achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant.
After his service, he returned to school at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas where he graduated Cum Laude in 1953. There he met the love of his life, Darline ALMACKk, on a blind date and was spellbound. They were married in November of 1953 in Wellington, Kansas and that feeling has been mutually shared ever since.
Always the salesman, his early career moves included furniture sales, department store management, and vacuum cleaner sales. After selling a vacuum to a General Motors representative who recognized his sales talent, he launched an impressive automotive sales career that included ownership of five General Motors Dealerships over thirty-nine years. From a humble beginning as a junior partner in a small Chevrolet dealership in Mankato, Kansas in 1960, he moved on to own two dealerships in Hays, Kansas, one in Grove, Oklahoma and in Arkansas City, KS. An avid "laker" and boater, Herb and Darline retired to Grove, Oklahoma in 1989.
Herb served on community hospital boards, church committees, and was active in other city development activities too numerous to mention. Professionally, he was honored by appointment to the state board of the Kansas Motor Car Dealers Association and the State of Kansas Highway Commission.
Herb was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his love of 54 years, and his sister Beverly and her husband Ed Cox of Oklahoma City. In addition, he is survived by four children, daughters Kathy Baker and her husband Lowell, Terri David and her husband Dr. Mike David, all of Grove, Oklahoma, son Jeff Lungren and wife Nancy of Grove, and son Steve Lungren and wife Christi of Arkansas City, Kansas. He is adored by ten grandchildren and will be missed by a very large extended family and circle of friends.
Services will be held at one-thirty p.m. on Saturday, January 5th, 2008 at the First United Methodist Church, 1005 Leisure Road, in Grove Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a gift to a memorial fund established for Church improvements. Checks can be made to the First United Methodist Church of Grove, P. O. Box 450387, Grove, OK, 74345. Please note "Lungren Memorial".