RADKE, Esther Leona
b. 16 Jun 1916 - Russell County, Kansas
d. 25 Feb 2008 - Garden City, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, February 27, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
GARDEN CITY - Esther Leona Bitter, 91, died Feb. 25, 2008, at Garden Valley Retirement Village, Garden City. She was born June 16, 1916, in Russell County, the daughter of Samuel and Lena Karst Radke. A Garden City resident since 2003, moving from Russell, she was a homemaker.
She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Galatia.
On Jan. 7, 1940, she married Gerhardt BITTER in Susank. He died Dec. 2, 2007.
Survivors include: a son, Jerry, Garden City; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Hubert Radke, and a sister, Rachael Keister.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Galatia, with Pastors Lyle Stuehrenberg and Adam Wutka presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Price and Sons Funeral Home, Garden City. Interment will be in Fairview Township Cemetery, Galatia. Memorials may be sent to the Esther Bitter Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home.
RATHKE, Herman Walter
b. 11 Jan 1917 - Olpe, Kansas
d. 29 Mar 2008 - Wichita, Kansas
From The Wichita Eagle - March 30, 2008, Submitted by Harvey May
Rathe, Herman Walter, Age 91, went to be with his Lord on March 29, 2008. He died in Wichita, KS were he had lived for 68 years. He was born to David and Christina Louise Knauss Rathke on January 11, 1917, in rural Olpe, Kansas. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nina Lane Rathke. Walt attended St. John's Lutheran High Schoold in Winfield, KS and graduated from Emporia High. He took business classes at Emporia State Teacher's College. In 1940 Walt began working at Boeing Aircraft. He eventually became a cost account supervisor, retiring in 1982. Walt married Nina LANE on March 28, 1948 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wichita. Together they had a second career in income tax preparation for 22 years. When Walt was 17 years ole he became extremely ill with a strept infection that ravaged his joints and thus began a battle that lasted the rest of his life. Throughout his life he had 35 surgeries on his ankles, hips and knees. Each time he overcame the crippling effects with an indomitable spirit. He had an abiding devotion to his faith and Immanuel Lutheran Church where he was an active participant. In addition to his wife, his survivors include 14 nieces and nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his siblings. His funeral will be at Immanuel Lutheran Church on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Old Mission Garden of Devotion. Memorials to Emanuel Lutheran Church. Services by Broadway Mortuary.
Pamphlet from Funeral Home - Memorial Service and Christian Burial for Walter Herman Rathke - On January 22, 1917, the Lord God gave to David and Louise (nee Knauss) Rathke of Olpe, Kansas, a son whom they named Walter. On February 18 he received second birth into Christ through Holy Baptism; and on April 29, 1932, as a Lutheran catechumen Walter confessed his Lord before the church and as received into communicant membership. The tenth of eleven children, for his high school education Walter was enrolled in the Academy of St. John's College in Winfield, Kansas. But at this time, in 1934, he became seriously ill, lost almost half his weight, and suffered from infections for several months. This ordeal was followed by what proved to be the first of many surgeries on his legs. The loving care of siblings helped see him through those years. After years of disability, Walter was finally able to re-enter high school, this time in Emporia, and he went on to study business at the state teacher's college there. He started working at Boeing in Wichita in 1940, and not long after starting there was able to walk without canes. It as during those years also that he took several courses at Wichita State University. At Boeing he met Nina, and through layoffs in 1945 and her family's needs sent her back to Oklahoma, the friendship and love grew, and the two were married in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wichita, on Easter Sunday in 1948.
The year 1971 brought a series of surgeries due to problems in Walter's right knee, but he was able to miss very little work. He continued to contribute much to Boeing as an accountant, and he and Nina also ran a tax return business. He retired in1982. Of all this hobbies and past-times Walter loved reading, which he kept up all his life. He also enjoyed lawn care and gardenng. Walt and Nine owned Oldsmoblies for many years, and when General Motors closed its Oldsmobile Division in the 1990's, Walt's story as an Olds owner was researched and published by the New York Times. Nina is joined by many in her memory of Walter as a very kind and helpful man.
RATZLAFF, Eldon E.
b. abt 1921
d. 11 Mar 2008 - Wichita, Kansas
From Wichita Eagle - Thursday, March 13, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Ratzlaff, Eldon E., 87, retired Edo Aire Technician, passed away Mar. 11, 2008. Visitation 1-8 p.m. Thurs.,with family present from 4-5 p.m. Hillside Funeral Home East; joint graveside services for Dortothy & Eldon 10 a.m. Friday Buhler KS Cemetery; joint-service 1 p.m. Friday, Planeview Community Church 3360 Neely Ln. Preceded in death by his parents; son, and wife. Survived by daughters: Nancy Reedy, Shawnee, Judy (Larry) Shannon, Wichita; sister, Virgie Enns of Colorado Springs; 7 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 3/13/2008.
RATZLAFF, Evelyn M.
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RATZLOFF, Jill Annette
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RAVENSTEIN, Lorinda Mae (Miller)
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b. 2 Oct 1868 - Russia
d. 8 Aug 1953 - Dickinson, North Dakota
The Dickinson ND Press - 13 Aug 1953, Submitted by email@example.com
George Rebensdorf, retired farmer in Dickinson, died at St. Ann’s home Aug. 8. Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 10 at the St. Joseph’s church with Msgr. George Aberle officiating. Burial was made in St. Joseph’s cemetery.
The deceased was born in Russia Oct. 2, 1868, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick Rebensdorf. He came to the United States in 1902. He homesteaded at a farm located 15 miles northeast of New England. Later he moved to Dunn county with his son and lived there for 13 years. He has been a resident at the St. Ann’s home for the past nine years.
Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mary Rebensdorf, Dickinson; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
The body was at the Mischel-Olson chapel. The Dickinson ND Press 13 Aug 1953
REGEHR, Barry G.
b. 27 Dec 1946 - Dayton, Ohio
d. 13 Apr 2008 - Ramona, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Saturday, April 19, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
RAMONA -- Barry G. Regehr, 61, died Sunday, April 13, 2008. He was born Dec. 27, 1946, in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Billie Colleen Panter. He grew to manhood in the Abilene area. He attended Abilene schools and graduated from Abilene High School. He was a register nurse and had moved to Ramona, from Texas, fifteen years ago. He was a veteran serving with the United States Navy. Surviving are a sister, Connie Smith and husband Dan, Ramona; half brother, Joe D. Lester Jr., Evanston, Wyo.; and other relatives. Mr. Regehr was cremated. Private services will be held at a later date. Carlson-Becker funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
REGEHR, Curt L.
b. 17 Oct 1915 - Inman, Kansas
d. 13 Apr 13, 2008 - Newton, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, April 15, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
NORTH NEWTON - Curt L. Regehr, 92, died April 13, 2008, at Kidron Bethel Nursing Home, North Newton. He was born Oct. 17, 1915, at Inman the son of George and Mary Pauls Regehr. He was a lifetime resident of the Inman area, living in North Newton the last 2 years. He had worked as a contractor and carpenter. He was a member of Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman, and various church boards. On May 11, 1941, he married Martha Janzen at Inman. She passed away on June 10, 1949. On Oct. 12, 1952, he married Marie EDIGER. She survives.
Survivors include: four sons: Jerry H. and wife Sandra of Wichita, Donovan and wife Laurie of Halstead, Curtiss and wife Tammy of Whitewater, Wesley and wife Beth of Hesston; one daughter, Judy Collicott and husband John of Blair, Neb.; one brother, Arnold and wife Fern of Inman; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren
He is preceded in death by: two brothers, Art and George; five sisters, Linda Pankratz, Anna Heidebrecht, Betty Ediger, Kathryn Pankratz and Sara Thiessen; and one grandson.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Bethel Mennonite Church with Pastor Alden Dick presiding. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Buhler Mortuary, Buhler. Burial will be in North Inman Cemetery, rural Inman. Memorials may be sent to either Bethel Mennonite Church or Water for Life, in care of Buhler Mortuary, 120 North Main, Buhler, KS 67522.
REGIER, Hilda D.
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REGIER, Hilda D.
See Hilda D. Woelk
b. abt 1925
d. 1 Feb 2005
From The Wichita Eagle - February 3, 2005, Submitted by Harvey May
NEWTON - Holzichter, Katherine Regier, 90, died Feb. 1, 2005. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Buhler Mennonite Church. Survivors: daughters, Anna Marie Harder, Katherine Kaufman, Marlene Bachtel, Carla Singer, Kristine Regier; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandson; sister, Marie Goering. Buhler Mortuary.
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REH, Deloise F.
See Deloise F. Reh
See Millie Kraus
b. 9 May 1931 - Wishek, North Dakota
d. 1 Apr 2008 - Billings, Montana
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 3 Mar 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
Milton Reich, 76, of Billings, was born May 9, 1931, to Andreas and Jacobina (Rueb) Reich in Wishek, N.D. He was the 10th child of 14. He passed away on April 1, 2008, in Billings, from lung cancer. When Milton was 9 years old, he and his parents moved to Billings, where he attended local grade schools. He graduated from Billings Senior High in 1950. In 1951, he went to work for Benson Roofing & Siding, where he worked until 1967.
On Nov. 14, 1959, he married Alice VINCENT. In June of 1967, Milton and Alice moved to the Seattle area, where he was employed in the construction business until 1990, when he was employed by a security company. Alice and Milton moved back to Billings in 1997.
He is survived by his wife, Alice; four brothers, Philip (Annetta) of Billings, Emil (June) of Boise, Idaho, August (Bea) and Walter (Jeanne) of Billings; three sisters, Irene Byrd, Tena (Chris) Christensen and Katie Nafts of Billings; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Frieda Weixel, Viola Robertus and Alvina Zentner; and two brothers, Reinhold and Rubin Reich.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 4, at Mountview Cemetery. The memorial service is at 11 a.m. Friday, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are by Cremation or Funeral Gallery.
b. 19 Feb 1866 - Russia
d. 26 Feb 1950 - Dickinson, North Dakota
From Dickinson ND Press 28 Feb 1950, Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Ambrose Reichert of Dickinson died at the St. Benedict �s home, February 26 at 6:30 p.m. He had been ill for eight months.
He was born in Russia, February 19, 1866. He came to the United States in 1890.
Ambrose Reicheret had been a member of St. Joseph �s and St. Anthony club.
Surviving relatives are Mrs. Joe Jaeger of Dickinson; Andy of Portland, Oregon; Adam of Halliday; Mrs. Oscar Anderson of Glendive, Montana; Jake and John of Mount Vernon, Washington, and Mrs. Fred Wanner of Belfield.
The Mischel funeral home is in charge of the arrangements. Dickinson ND Press 28 Feb 1950
b. 9 Apr 1923 - Worland, Wyoming
d. 21 Apr 2008
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld , Scottsbluff, NE - 23 Apr 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick and Mark B. Wills
Ann Schwartzkopf Wolski, 85, of Gering, was called home to be with her Lord and family Monday, April 21, 2008 at her home.
Her funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 25, at the Zion Evangelical Church in Scottsbluff, with Pastor Garry Schick officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery here.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ann's name may be directed to the Zion Evangelical Church.
Friends who wish may call at the Jolliffe Funeral Home Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday at the church prior to the funeral service. Her obituary may be viewed online
Ann was born April 9, 1923, in Worland, Wyo. to David and Katherine (Meier) Reichert. She lived there with her family for a short time before moving to Gering where she received her early education. She then moved to a farm north of Scottsbluff where she attended and graduated from Sunflower High School. In January of 1942, she married John SCHARTZKOPF, JR., in Torrington, Wyo., and to this union seven children were born. The family lived and farmed in various areas of Goshen County, Wyo. until 1951. The family moved to the Scottsbluff-Gering area where Ann worked as a waitress at the Elks Lodge and the Moose Lodge and also worked at Gra-Mar Manor and Bel-Air Manor nursing homes. On Oct. 2, 1977, she married Arthur F. WOLSKI in Gering. She and Art lived in Torrington, Wyo. and he preceded her in death in 1997. She returned to Gering in 2000 and has lived there since.
Ann loved to cook, quilt, tend to her garden and watch sports, especially baseball. Her favorite teams were the Colorado Rockies and the Denver Broncos. Ann was a great teacher and giver of unconditional love. She was noted for her wonderful hugs and "oooh aaahs." She was a faithful supporter of her children's activities and took great delight in seeing all of her family succeed in all of their endeavors.
Survivors include her sons, Glenn (Vicki) Schwartzkopf of Loveland, Colo., Allen (Donna) Schwartzkopf of Gothenburg, Neb., Willie (Shirley) Schwartzkopf of Gering, Dan (Diane) Schwartzkopf of Torrington, Wyo., Roger (Sheri) Schwartzkopf of Gering and John Schwartzkopf of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren, Carrie (Joe) Broussard, Christina Schwartzkopf, Paula (Ed) Sokol, Pamela (Rudy) Haynes, Willie Jr. (Melissa) Schwartzkopf, Corey Schwartzkopf, Keith (Brenda) Broadfoot, Danielle (Tracy) Wondercheck, Jamie (Courtney) Schwartzkopf, Ryan Schwartzkopf, Sara Ann Schwartzkopf, Mark (Janelle) Schwartzkopf and Jacqueline (Mike) Rowley, and 26 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Mollie (Robert) Schuldies of El Cajon, Calif.
Her parents; her husband; her daughter, Judith Annette Schwartzkopf; her twin brother, Henry Reichert; brothers, Dave Reichert and Jack Reichert; sister, Mary Specht and numerous nieces and nephews preceded her in death.
b. abt 1926
d. 23 Jan 2008
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 26 Jan 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
David Reichert, 82, of Billings, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 23, 2008, at St. Vincent Healthcare.
Dave was preceded in death by a son, Ronald; a brother, Pete; three sisters, Lydia, Clara and Katherine; and his parents, David and Katherine. Survivors include his wife Irene; four sons, David, Stevan (Boni), Larry (Jeanne) and Robert; two daughters, Laurie and Tammy; two brothers, John (Lyda) and George (Joan); three sisters, Mollie, Emma and Betty; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Cremation is planned and a memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Smith Downtown Chapel, 925 S. 27th St. Memorials are suggested to the Reichert family, the American Heart Assoc., the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
REIF, Deborah Kay
REIFSCHNEIDER, Jacques E.
b. 20 Apr 1936 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
d. 21 Apr 2008
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 23 Apr 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick and Mark B. Wills
SIOUX COUNTY - Jacques "Jack" E. Reifschneider, 72, died Monday, April 21, 2008, at his home.
His memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday April 24, at the Holy Apostles Episcopal Church in Mitchell with Reverend Carol Ann Bullard officiating.
There is no visitation as cremation has taken place at the Jolliffe Funeral Home Crematory. Inurnment will be at Sunset Memorial Park near Scottsbluff.
A memorial has been established to the WNCC Foundation. Condolences may be made by e-mailing to email@example.com and will be forwarded to the family. Jones Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Jack was born April 20, 1936, in Scottsbluff to Carl and Marie (Kramer) Reifschneider. He graduated from Bayard high school then attended Chadron State College and University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo. earning a teachers degree. Jack farmed south of Stegall in his early years of framing. Moving north of Morrill where he lived and farmed in Sioux County Dutch Flats area his remaining farming career. He was a member of CSC and UNC alumni. He also enjoyed all sports.
Survivors include his son, Eric Reifschneider of Torrington, Wyo.; stepson, George McGlasson; brother, Jim Phillip Reifschneider of Carmichael, Calif.; sister, Dorothy Schirmer of Kansas City, Kan.; as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife Claire, January 8, 1995 and brother, Charlie Reifschneider.
b. 8 Jun 1929 - Richardton, North Dakota
d. Jun 1953 - Solen - North Dakota
From The Dickinson ND Press 3 Jun 1953, Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Killed in the North Dakota tornado which demolished the family farm seven miles northeast of Solen last Friday about 4:30 p.m., Mrs. John J. Kuntz, 23, was the former Loraine Reilly. She was born in Richardton and well known throughout this Slope area, the Dickinson Press was informed by Father James Reilly of St. Stephen’s church at Lefor.
She is a cousin of James Randall of Dickinson, Stark county superintendent of schools and a sister of Mrs. George Hatzenbuhler of Dickinson.
The body of Mrs. Kuntz was at the Kennelly funeral parlors in Mandan, where it was to remain until today, the day of the funeral. Funeral services for Mrs. Kuntz will be held at the St. John’s Catholic Church at Odense, Solen, N.D. today 10 a.m.
Mrs. Kuntz, who would have been 24 years old June 8, was born at Richardton, June 8, 1929. She was the daughter of Peter Reilly (deceased) and Elizabeth Schmidt.
She was married to John J. KUNTZ at St. Stephen’s church, 16 miles south of Richardton, Sept. 22, 1947.
Surviving, besides her husband and three sons, are the following relatives:
Her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Reilly, who resides with her son at the St. Stephen’s rectory, Lefor; three brothers, Rev. James Reilly, O.S.B. pastor of St. Stephen’s church, Raymond, caretaker at the Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone Park, Wyo. and Tech. Sgt. George N. Reilly, now stationed with the U. S. air police squadron in England.
Three sisters Catherine in Arizona; Anna (Mrs. George Hatzenbuhler), Dickinson; and a twin sister, Laura, in Helena Mont.
Also the following uncles surviving James P. Reilly, Missoula, Mont. and Frank Reilly, Worland, Wyo. and aunts, Mrs. Magdalen Schmidt, Richardton and Mrs. Clint Randall, Williston. The Dickinson ND Press 3 Jun 1953
REIMER, Karl C.
b. 27 Nov 1907 - Canton, Kansas
d. 128 Jan 2008 - Goessel, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, January 19, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
GOESSEL - Karl C. Reimer, 100, died Jan. 18, 2008, at Bethesda Home, Goessel.
He was born Nov. 27, 1907, in rural Canton, the son of Cornelius A. and Susie Voth Reimer. A resident of Goessel, he was a farmer, as well as a custodian for the Hillsboro School System, Post Office and Credit Union.
He belonged to Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, Goessel.
On Sept. 8, 1934, he married Rachel BANMAN in Goessel. She survives.
Other survivors include: three daughters, Darlene Schmidt, rural Newton, Ruth Warkentin, Santa Barbara, Calif., and Velma Schuessler, Sedgwick; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by nine brothers, and two sisters.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, Goessel. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m., at Miller Funeral Home, Goessel. Burial will be in Alexanderwohl Mennonite Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Bethesda Home in care of the funeral home.
GOESSEL - Reimer, Karl C., 100, died Jan. 18, 2008. Visitation 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, with family present from 6 to 7 p.m., Miller Funeral Home; service 1 p.m. Monday, Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church. Survivors: wife, Rachel; daughters, Darlene Schmidt, Ruth Warkentin, Velma Schuessler; 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/20/2008.
REIN, Alvina Irene
b. 23 Aug 1927 - Minatare, Nebraska
d. 13 Feb 2008 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 15 Feb 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
Alvina Irene Buchhammer, 80, of Scottsbluff, formerly a longtime resident of Minatare, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, at the Residency Care Center with family by her side.
Her Funeral will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Zion Evangelical Church at Scottsbluff with Pastor Garry Schick officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery at Scottsbluff. Memorials have been established to the Church, Prairie Haven Hospice, or the Residency Care Center.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15, at the Jolliffe Funeral Home at Scottsbluff. Her obituary may be viewed at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com, where condolences may be left for Alvina's family.
Alvina was born August 23, 1927, to Lydia and Fredrick Rein in Minatare. She grew up attending schools in the Bayard area. Alvina married Harry BUCHHAMMER January 18, 1948. They made their home behind a small Conoco station East of Minatare that Harry had purchased in 1947. Together they built what became Harry's Truck Stop, Motel, Mobile Home Park and Chef Café. Alvina managed the Café from 1968 until 2002. Both Harry and Alvina were actively involved with the business for 55 years until their retirement in August of 2002. Although she was often the silent partner, her strength and dedication was a guiding force throughout the years. She was a member of Zion Evangelical Church and former member of the Ladies Guild.
Alvina enjoyed watching her Cornhuskers, Rockies, Nuggets, and Broncos. She spent her last evening cheering her Nuggets to an overtime win. She was an inspiration to her beloved family as she faced life with eternal optimism, quiet strength and faith. Her smile will now be eternal to those of us who love her and miss her.
Survivors include her daughters, Janel Nuss and her husband Walter of Minatare and Teri Nelson and her husband Scott of Lincoln; grandchildren, Tory Kerns and her husband Will of Lincoln, Cameron Nuss of Denver, Coby Nuss of Thibodaux, La., TyRee Royal and Heather of Lincoln; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Thea and Bennett Kerns of Lincoln, William Nuss of Thibodaux, La., and Deonte' Royal of Lincoln; sister, Marie Kraus of Denver; many nieces, nephews as well as her beloved and loyal dog 'Soogie' who was always by her side.
Her parents, husband Harry, brothers Fred and Harry, sisters Leta, Esther, and Lea preceded Alvina in death.
REIN, Mary Maria
b. 29 Apr 1914 - Merkel, Russia
d. 20 Mar 2008 - Billings, Montana
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 23 Mar 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
Mary Maria Rein Degele, born April 29, 1914, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2008. She was born to Jake Rein and Eva Bruntz in Merkel, Russia.
Mary immigrated to the United States with her stepfather and mother when she was a small child. The family settled in Montana, where she met and married Mike J. DEGELE on July 31, 1931, in Columbus.
Mike and Mary lived in the Bridger and Belfry area, where they had their family of seven children. The family later settled in Billings.
Mary worked as a cook for numerous restaurants and schools throughout the years before her retirement. Her passion in life was serving the Lord, her family, quilting, sewing, crocheting, gardening and painting. Mary loved making quilts for family friends.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; brothers; her husband, Mike Degele; her children, John R. Degele, Jake Degele, Marian Degele, Gloria Jean Degele Roy and Judith Elaine Degele. She is survived by her sons, George R. Degele of Shepherd, Frank Degele of Laurel; her devoted son-in-law Gordon Roy; as well as grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to give their special thanks to Dr. Ben Marchello for his devoted service to their mother and grandmother.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 537 Grand Ave. Interment will follow at the Bridger Cemetery.
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REINHARDT, Martha Estella
b. 12 Mar 1914 - Russell, Kansas
d. 26 Dec 2007 - Lawrence, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - December 28, 2007, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Martha Estella (Reinhardt) Dumler, 93, Lawrence, formerly of Russell, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007, at Brandonwood Health Center, Lawrence.
She was born March 12, 1914, in Russell to Henry and Katherine E. (Mai) Reinhardt. She was a graduate of Russell High School.
She married Marvin Herbert DUMLER on March 22, 1936, in Russell. He preceded her in death on March 14, 1991. She was a real estate broker.
Survivors include a son, Fred Dumler, Apache Junction, Ariz.; a daughter, Rosemary Morris, Lawrence; two sisters, Vera Dawson, Russell and Hattie Wittman, Brighton, Colo.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandchild.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary; burial in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Russell. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary. Memorials are suggested to International Essential Tremor Foundation or donor's choice in care of the mortuary. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.pvpmortuary.com.
b. abt 1875 - Russia
d. 3 Jun 1952
From The Dickinson ND Press - 4 Jun 1952, Submitted by email@example.com
Mrs. Elizabeth Metz, 77, died at St. Joseph’s hospital at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be conducted from St. Joseph’s church Saturday, June 7 (1952) at 10 a.m. with Msgr. Geo. P. Aberle officiating.
Mrs. Metz was born in Russia, the daughter of Egnatius and Christine Reis, and came to the United States in 1893. Her husband, Ludwig Metz, preceded her in death in 1919.
Her surviving relatives include seven children: Mrs. Barbara Reisenauer, Mrs. Kate Millius and Mrs. Elmer Anderson of Dickinson; Mrs. Christine Staudinger of Richardton; Sister Ruth of St. Alexius hospital, Bismarck; Mrs. Mary Clapper of Billings, Mont., and John of Seattle, Wash. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and by a brother, Jack Reiss of Anaconda, Mont. The Dickinson ND Press 4 Jun 1952
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REITZ, Helen M.
b. 5 Jul 1925 - Lincoln, Nebraska
d. 3 Jan 2008 - Gering, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 7 Jan 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
Helen M. Wagner 82, went to be with the Lord Jan. 3, 2008 at her home in Gering.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Alliance. Rev. Dr. Stephen T. Roosa will officiate. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Alliance High School Booster Club or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Helen was born July 5, 1925 in Lincoln to Henry and Anna (Fox) Reitz. She moved to Gering in the spring of 1926 where she grew up on the family farm in the Gering Valley.
She married Albert V. WAGNER on Feb. 16, 1947. After their marriage they lived in Scottsbluff until moving to Alliance in 1953 were they operated the family farm through 1964. After moving to town in 1965 she became the primary care giver of her husband Al when he suffered a stroke. She maintained this care for 33 years while also raising four children.
She worked for Alliance public schools as a cook for many years. Helen was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the ladies Eagles Auxiliary. After the loss of her husband she returned to the Gering area in 2004. Helen's life revolved around family and frequently joined them in travel around the United States. She loved hosting large family gatherings, particularly around the holidays and she always made time for her 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Helen was an avid sports fan, out yelling most every one in the room during a Husker game and rarely missing the kid's ball games or wrestling matches. Helen enjoyed life and lived it fully.
Helen is survived by her children, Sharon (Barry) Nolde of Colo. Springs, Linda (Mike) Leisy of Alliance, Thomas (Kaye) Wagner of Gering, Peggy (Brian) Odell of North Platte, eleven grandchildren; Stephanie Romig, JD Leisy, Jamie Quick, Lance Nolde, Amy Shrewsbury, Jason Leisy, Steven Wagner, Stacy Wagner, Joe Odell, Tim Odell, Cody Odell and sixteen great grandchildren, her sister Millie Griess of Gering, brother Herman Reitz of Scottsbluff and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Al and infant son Steven, her parents, one sister and six brothers.
Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
b. Unknown - Russia
d. abt 1865 - Mandan, North Dakota
From Dickinson ND Press - 16 Jan 1951, Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Elizabeth Renner, died in St. Joseph's hospital at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, at the age of 86. The former Mandan woman resided at St. Benedict's home for the aged here, since March 6, 1947.
Funeral services will be held in Mandan according to the Mischel funeral home, in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her children, Mrs. Peter Helbling, Ambrose Renner, George Renner, all of Mandan, and Mrs. Lawrence Welk.
Mrs. Renner was born in Russia, and came to the United States in 1893. Dickinson ND Press 16 Jan 1951 (Maiden name was not shown)
RESSLER, Harry G.
d. 25 Jun 1952 - Los Angles, California
From The Dickinson ND Press 8 Jul 1952, Submitted by eusteel@coxnet
Friends have received word of the death of a former resident of Dickinson, Harry G. Ressler, who died in the Good Samaritan hospital in Los Angeles June 26. He had been ill only a few weeks and death was unexpected.
Funeral services were held at the Pierce Brothers mortuary and his body was shipped to Eau Claire, Wis., his old home.
The deceased had been in Los Angeles since 1941. Before that he had lived in Dickinson for many years where he owned the Ressler Chocolate shop here. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Betty Finlaysen of San Francisco and a son Richard of Los Angeles and three grandsons. The Dickinson ND Press 8 Jul 1952
b. 14 Apr 1935 - Wichita, Kansas
d. 14 Nov 2007 - Hillsboro, Kansas
From The Wichita Eagle - November 16, 2007, Submitted by Harvey May
HILLSBORO - Reusse, Dwayne, 72, insurance claims adjustor, died Nov. 14, 2007. Visitation with family 6-8 p.m. today, Jost Funeral Home; burial 11 a.m. Sat., Haven of Rest Cemetery, rural Hillsboro; service 1 p.m. Sat. First Mennonite Church. Mr. Reusser was born April 14, 1935 in Wichita, to Jennings and Elma (Klassen) Reusser. On June 30, 1958, he married Shirley HIEBERT at Newton. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church. Survivors: wife, Shirley of Hillsboro; sons, Layne and wife, Nancy, Ty and wife, Terra all of Wichita; daughter, Diedre and husband Bruce Serene of Hillsboro; brother, La Verne of Mulvane; sisters, Delores Dickey of Pittsburg, Jennis Rhoades of Evergreen, Colo., Ruth Ann Reusser of Destin, Fla., Mary Elizabeth Abbott of Arvada, Colo., Flossie Richardson of Mulvane; 12 grandchildren. In lieu of flower, memorials to First Mennonite Church, Hospice Care of Kansas or Hillsboro Community Med8ical Center. Online condolences: email@example.com.
b. 26 Jun 1911 - Barton County, Kansas
d. 5 Mar 2008 - Wichita, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, March 8, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
HOISINGTON - Florence Ochs, 96, died March 5, 2008, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita.
She was born June 26, 1911, in northeast Barton County, the daughter of Joseph and Maude Simms Rexroat. A longtime resident of Hoisington, she was a homemaker.
She belonged to Hoisington Bible Church, Hoisington.
On Oct. 23, 1936, she married Paul P. OCHS in Liberty, Mo. He died Nov. 20, 1992.
Survivors include: a son, Duane and wife Rita, Wichita; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruth Bentley, and a brother, James Rexroat.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, with Pastor Gary Clark presiding. Visitation was from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday and will be from 9 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hoisington Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the donor's choice in care of the funeral home. Condolences may sent and notice viewed at www.nicholsonrickefh.net.
b. 20 November 1874 - Russia
d. Apr 1950 - Dickinson, North Dakota
From Dickinson ND Press - 4 Apr 1950, Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Agnes Hanel, Dickinson, died in St. Joseph's hospital Sunday, after a lingering illness. Funeral services for the 75 year old woman will be held at 8:30 a.m. today in St. Wenceslaus church in Dickinson, with Rev. L. Brydl officiating. Interment will be in Sts. Peter and Paul cemetery.
Mrs. Hanel was born in Russia, November 20, 1874, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ridl, and came to the United States in 1885. She was married to Anton HANEL in 1896, and he preceded her in death.
Survivors include her children, Anton, Charlie, Pete, Laudie, Rosemary Togan, Mrs. Vincent Kubas, Mrs. Frank Roller, Dickinson; Mrs. Anton Kubas, Belfield; Mrs. Steve Volesky, Spokane and Mrs. Lee Nachen, Santa Monica, Calif. She also has 23 grandchildren and two great grandchildren, as well as three sisters and two brothers.
The Mischel funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Dickinson ND Press 4 Apr 1950
RIEBEL, Norbert H.
b. 16 Jan 1919 - Schoenchen, Kansas
d. 5 Mar 2008 - Great Bend, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, March 7, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
CLAFLIN - Norbert H. Riebel, 89, died March 5, 2008, at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend.
He was born Jan. 16, 1919, in Schoenchen, the son of Clemens and Anna Dinges Riebel. A resident of Ness County, he was a farmer and a production foreman for Alpine Oil in Ellinwood.
He belonged to Prince of Peace Parish at St. Rose of Lima and was a member of the American Legion and Veteran of Foreign Wars. He served in the U.S. Army as a medic during World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.
On May 13, 1946, he married Mary A. WEILERT in Ness City. She died Feb. 15, 1975. On July 19, 1977, he married Twila Bisbee GROSSARDT in Great Bend. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Jim and wife, Dee, Lubbock, Texas; a daughter, Carol Horton and husband, Larry, Great Bend; two stepdaughters, Ivonne Burmeister and husband, Ferdinand, Galatia, and Darlene Plymell and husband, Larry, Hays; six brothers, Paul, Wichita, John, Minneola, Victor, Ness City, Wilbert, Alamota, Melvin, Preston, Mo., and Leon, Las Vegas, Nev.; four sisters, Sister Florentia Riebel, Enid, Okla., Sister Leona Riebel, Washington, D.C., Sister Barbara Riebel, Oklahoma City, and Arlene Drake, Great Bend; 12 grandchildren, Laura Brown, Carla Rodie, Kathy Schwager, Chris Burmeister, Daniel Burmeister, Kurt Burmeister, Molly Jacobsen, Sherry Kinderknecht, Courtney Britton, Kelsey Montgomery, Eric Riebel and Kate Riebel; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, George, and a sister, Sister Winifred Riebel.
Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Great Bend, with Father Reginald A. Urban presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Great Bend Cemetery, Great Bend, with military honors conducted by Fort Riley Honor Guard. Memorials may be sent to the Claflin Ambulance Fund in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
See Delores Dechant
Se Reien Jacoby
b. 1881 - Russia
d. Nov 1949 - South Heart, North Dakota
From Dickinson ND Press - 17 Nov 1949, Submitted by email@example.com
Mrs. Francis Miller, 68, of South Heart died in St. Joseph's hospital at 6 p.m. Tuesday after an illness of one year. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today in St. Joseph �s church. Msgr. George P. Aberle will officiate and interment will be in St. Joseph's cemetery.
Mrs. Miller was born in Russia in 1881 and came to the United States in 1910. Her husband, Jacob MILLER died in 1934.
Survivors include her sons, Jerome and Joe, Belfield; Roy and Jack, Spokane; and Ben, Dickinson; and three daughters, Mrs. Anton Huschka, South Heart; Mrs. Joe Kruschinsky, Dickinson; and Mrs. Ralph Hutzenbuehler, Beach. She also has two brothers, Phil Rieter of Richardton and Ben Rieter, Dickinson; and five sisters, Mrs. A. Schaefer, Canada; Mrs. Mike Marrin and Mrs. George Kuntz, Alaska; Mrs. Anton Kilwein, Dickinson and Mrs. Josephine Dietz, Belfield. The Mischel funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Dickinson ND Press 17 Nov 1949
RIFFEL, Carol Jean
See Carol Jean Krispense
See Julia Hoff
d. 1 May 1953 - Seattle, Washington
From The Dickinson ND Press 13 May 1953, Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Loran returned to Dickinson this weekend from Seattle, Wash., where they had been called last week to attend the funeral of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Tommy Loran [nee Anna Rixen], who died there May 1.
Mrs. Loran, 52, had been ill for several years.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 5, at the Holy Rosary church in Seattle and burial was made in the Calvary cemetery.
The Loran family formerly lived in Dickinson and left for Seattle about 13 years ago.
Mrs. Loran is survived by her husband, two sons, Tommy, Alameda, Calif.; Archie, Seattle; and a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Asturias, Oakland, Calif. She is also survived by a brother, John Rixen, Mott, and two sisters, Mrs. Jack Hutmacher, Richardton, and Mrs. Ophelia Wood, Billings. Henry Loran, Dickinson also went to Seattle to the funeral. The Dickinson ND Press 13 May 1953
b. 18 Aug 1896 - Richardton, North Dakota
d. Aug 1949 - Richardton, North Dakota
From Dickinson ND Press - 9 Aug 1949, Submitted by email@example.com
Anthony Rixen, Richardton farmer, died at his home in Richardton Sunday. Death was caused by a heart attack. Funeral services will be held in St. Mary's church at Richardton, Thursday.
Mr. Rixen was born August 18, 1896, at Richardton. He married Veronica FORSTER at Richardton in 1918.
Surviving relatives other than his wife are: two sons, LeRoy and Anthony; one brother, John at Mott; three sisters, Mrs. Ottilia Woods, Billings; Mrs. Jack Hutmacher, Richardton, and Mrs. Tom Loran, Seattle, Wash. He also has six grandchildren.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Elks. Dickinson ND Press 9 Aug 1949
See Elsie Hinkle
b. 23 Sep 1918 - Antonino, Kansas
d. 4 Feb 29008 - Victoria, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, February 5, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
VICTORIA - Clarita Braun, 89, died Feb. 4, 2008, at St. John's Health Care Center, Victoria.
She was born Sept. 23, 1918, at Antonino, the daughter of Peter P. and Mary Klaus Rohr. She was a resident of St. John's in Victoria for seven years; she was a homemaker and did housekeeping for many years in the Victoria and Hays areas.
She belonged to St. Boniface Catholic Church and St. Boniface Christian Mothers, both of Vincent.
On Oct. 13, 1936, she married Wendelin A. BRAUN, Vincent. He died Feb. 1, 1997.
Survivors include: a son, LaVern J. Braun, Victoria; three daughters, Doris Robben, Louise Robben and Rosie Dinkel, all of Victoria; four brothers, Alfred "Fritz" Rohr, Victoria, Nick Rohr, Gorham, Victor Rohr, Ellsworth, and Alvin Rohr, El Dorado; 17 grandchildren; 34, great-grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and two step great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: two brothers, Cyril Rohr and Robert Rohr; four sisters, Odilla Rohr, Clementine Braun, Agnes Gross, Philomena Braun; and three son-in-laws, Donald Dinkel, Kenneth Robben, and Charles Robben.
A Vigil service will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday followed by a St. Boniface Christian Mothers rosary at 8:30 p.m., both at Cline's Mortuary, Victoria. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday at Cline's Mortuary, Victoria. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to: St. Boniface Catholic Church, St. Boniface Cemetery Fund or Masses, in care of the funeral home.
VICTORIA - Braun, Clarita, 89, died Feb. 4, 2008. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Fidelis Catholic Church. Survivors: son, LaVern; daughters, Doris Robben, Louise Robben, Rosie Dinkel; brothers, Alfred "Fritz", Nick, Victor and Alvin Rohr; 17 grandchildren. Cline's Mortuary. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 2/5/2008.
ROLL, Mrs. Anton
b. 20 Feb 1910 - St. Placidus community
d. 26 August 1952 - Bismarck, North Dakota
From The Dickinson ND Press 30 Aug 1952, Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Anton Roll, Steele housewife, died at the St. Alexius hospital in Bismarck Tuesday, August 26, from a stroke. She had been ill for several months. Funeral services will be held today at 10 a.m. in the St. Vincent’s church at Mott. The Reverend Herman J. Mandry will officiate and burial will be in the Sunny Slope cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Allen Roll, George Roll, Victor Wolfe, Fred Senn, Frank Senn and Joe Wolf. The St. Vincent’s church choir will provide special music.
Mrs. Roll was born in the St. Placidus community Feb. 20, 1910, the daughter of John and Rosa Schmidt. She was married to Anton ROLL November 25, 1941 at Mott. A daughter Rosemarie was born to them. She was a member of the St. Vincent church.
Besides her husband and daughter, she is survived by three brothers, Alphons and Bert, both of Bert, N. D. and Casper of Mott. The Olson funeral home is in charge of arrangements. The Dickinson ND Press 30 Aug 1952
d. Jan 1951 - Belfield, North Dakota
From Dickinson ND Press- 16 Jan 51, Submitted by email@example.com
Clement Roller, Belfield farmer, died at his home at 5:30 a.m. Monday, after an illness of several years. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Bernard �s church at Belfield with Rev. Theodore Roessler officiating. Interment will be in St. Bernard �s cemetery.
Survivors include his children, John and Louis, Belfield; Mrs. Victor Dolechek, and Mrs. Anton Schiwal, Dickinson; and Mrs. Frank Wilhelm, Spokane, Washington. He also has three sisters, Mrs. Joe Nadvornik, Mrs. Andrew Nadvornik and Mrs. Phillip Roller, all of Dickinson. Mischel �s funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Dickinson ND Press 16 Jan 51
ROLLER, Joseph B.
b. 28 Nov 1884 - Russia
d. 23 Mar 1950 - Ellendale Township, North Dakota
From Dickinson ND Press - 4 Apr 1950, Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Funeral services were held last Wednesday for Joseph B. Roller, 65, who died in his farm home in Ellendale township on March 23. The services were held at 10 a.m. in St. Agatha Catholic church at Hope, with Rev. Joseph Hylden officiating.
Mr. Roller was born in Russia, November 28, 1884 and came to the United States with his parents who homesteaded near Dickinson in 1901. He married Mary KUBISHTA here in 1908 and lived here until 1941 when they moved to Mayville.
Surviving are his wife, nine sons, Anton and Adolph, Hope; Louis and Ludwig, Mayville; Jacob, Dickinson; Joe, Nick, Theodore and Robert, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Mike Heiser, Hope; Mrs. Adam Armbrust, Enderlin; Mrs. John Warner of Glendive Mont.; Mrs. Chester Haagenson of Arlington, Texas; three brothers, Adam of New England, N.D., and Alex and Philip of Dickinson; two sisters, Mrs. Louis Splichal of South Heart, N.D., and Mrs. Joe Binstock of Dickinson, and 24 grandchildren. Two children preceded him in death. Dickinson ND Press 4 Apr 1950
b. 1889 - Russia
d. Dec 1950 - Dickinson, North Dakota
From Dickinson ND Press - 1 Dec 1950, Submitted by email@example.com
Funeral services for Mrs. Regina Binstock, 17 Third Street S. W., Dickinson, who died Wednesday evening, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph's church. Msgr. Aberle will officiate with the Very Rev. Bede Dahmus and Rev. Eugene Kaspert assisting. Interment will be in St. Pius cemetery. She died of heart ailment after an illness of eight months.
Pallbearers will be Jerome Schoch, Frank Freidt, Philip Frank, Kasper Jahner, Martin Decker and Leo Roller. Special music will be by Sister Cleora and the Mischel funeral home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Binstock was born in Russia in 1889, the daughter of Bergerin and Anna Roller. She came to the United States in 1901 and had resided in Stark county since that time.
She was married to Joseph J. BINSTOCK at St. Joseph's church in 1905. She lived on a farm near St. Pius until five years ago when she moved to Dickinson.
Survivors include her husband and children: Peter, Joe and Paul of St. Pius; Louie of South Heart; Mrs. Jerome Schoch, Mrs. Frank Friedt, St. Pius; Mrs. Philip Frank, New England; Mrs. Kasper Jahner, Regent; Mrs. Martin Decker, Dickinson and Albina at home.
Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Louis Splichal of South Heart; and three brothers, Adam Roller of New England and Alex and Philip Roller of Dickinson, and 59 grandchildren.
Two children, Theresa and Henry preceded her in death. One brother, Peter, died in 1949 and another, Joe, died in March of this year. Two other brothers also preceded her in death.
The remains will be taken to St. Joseph �s church basement at 7:30 p.m. today. Rosary was said last night. Dickinson ND Press 1 Dec 1950
ROSE, Norma Jean
b. 13 Sep 1930 - Talent, Oklahoma
d. 6 Apr 2008 - Thornton, Colorado
From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - April 9, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
OLMITZ — (Norma) Jean Schenk, 77, died April 6 at her daughter’s residence in Thornton, Colo. Born Sept. 13, 1930, at Talent, Okla., she was the daughter of Charles Lewis and Mabel Clair (Tuttle) Rose. She married Edwin J. SCHENK Nov. 8, 1949, at Great Bend. He survives. A homemaker, she had lived in Olmitz since 1954, moving there from the farm. She was a graduate of Great Bend High School.
Mrs. Schenk was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church and St. Ann Altar Society, of Olmitz.
Survivors, besides her husband, of the home, include four sons, Daniel E. Schenk and wife Linda of Albert, Gary J. Schenk and wife Sharon of Blue Springs, Mo., Thomas L. Schenk and wife Julie of Granger, Iowa, and Steve R. Schenk and wife Susan of Tonganoxie; two daughters, Sandra K. Voertman and husband Todd of Moravia, Iowa, and Brenda Asebedo and husband Sam of Thornton, Colo.; a brother, Charles Rose Jr. of Beatrice, Neb.; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Huslig.
A wake service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Ann Catholic Church, Olmitz. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, with Father Ultan Murphy officiating. Burial will be at the St. Ann Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington; and from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until service time Friday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the church or to its altar society in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.nicholsonrickefh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home 415 North Main/P.O. Box 146 Hoisington, KS 67544 620-653-4165 - Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 9, 2008
ROTH, Eunice Carol
b. 14 Oct 1927 - Glendive, Montana
d. 6 Mar 2008 - Billings, Montana
From Billings Gazette , Billings, MT - 9 Mar 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
Eunice Carol Halland, 80, died Thursday, March 6, 2008, at home, surrounded by her family.
She was born Oct. 14, 1927, in Glendive, to Frank and Clara Roth. Eunice grew up on the family farm near Bloomfield and spent her high school years in Richey, where she graduated.
In 1946, Eunice moved to Billings with her parents and sisters. She was the 11th registered histology technologist in the United States and started her career in the lab at St. Vincent's Hospital in Billings. There she met David HALLAND, the brother of a co-worker, and they were married on her birthday in 1949. Together, Eunice and David raised four children: Mark (Stephanie) of Missoula, Terri (Ned) Johnerson of Bozeman, Heidi (Mark) Carlstrom and Carol of Billings. After taking time out to start her family, Eunice resumed her career at Billings Deaconess Hospital, where she worked for 25 years, until her retirement in 1984.
Eunice was preceded in death by a brother, Emory; an infant daughter; an infant grandson, Curry; and her husband, David. She is survived by her children, 17 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; five sisters, Lyla (Clifford) Green, Marlyn Ewald, Jan (Mark) Myers, Anita (Bob) Ward, LaVerne (Bill) Kroehler; sister-in-law, Betty Taylen; brother-in-law, Edwin Halland; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Eunice's life was a testament to her love for the Lord. She honored Him by serving her family and friends. She truly was a Proverbs woman!
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, March 11, at 11 a.m., at Faith Evangelical Church, 3145 Sweetwater Drive.
Memorials may be made in Eunice's name to Clydehurst Christian Ranch, 1650 Ave. D, Billings, MT 59102; or Big Sky Hospice, PO Box 30533, Billings, MT 59107.
Michelotti-Sawyers is in charge of arrangements and condolences may be left for the family at www.michelottisawyers.com
ROUPP, S. Milford
b. 3 Jul 1925 - Newton, Kansas
d. 7 Jan 2008 - Goshen, Indiana
From The Wichita Eagle - January 10, 2008, Submitted by Harvey May
HESSTON - Roupp, S. Milford, 82, busines owner and entreeneur, passed away Molnday, Jan. 7, 2008 at his home in Goshen, Ind. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. today, Yoder-/Culp Funeral Hme, Goshen and 5-8 p.m. Monday, Miller Funeral Home, Hesston; services 7 p.m. today, Yoder-Culp and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Whitestone Mennonite Church, Hesston; burial in Eastlawn Cemetery, Hesston.
Mr. Roupp was born July 3, 1925, in Newton, Kansas, son of the late John and Lillie (Balmer) Roupp. On Aug. 8, 1948, he married Roselena Ruth WILLEMS in Greensburg, Kan. Mr. Roupp had lived in Goshen since Sept. 2004, coming from Hesston, where he lived most of his life. He, along with brother, Willard owned Hesston Concrete for 40 years. He was a graduate of Hesston Academy and Hesston College and had attended Bethel College, Newton and boulder University, Colo. He was a member of Whitestone Mennonite Church, Hesston. Mr. Roupp did Civilian Public Service in Marlboro, N.J. and Colorado Springs. He was an advocate and benefactor to many in starting their own businesses and sponsored many immigrant families. He was a charter member of Mennonite Disaster Service, supporter and pillar of the Mennonite Church and longtime supporter of Hesston College. He raveled extensively worldwide and visited all 50 states. Preceded in death by wife, Roselena, June 15, 2005, and brother, Willard. Survivors: daughters, Valerie Helser of Denver, Colo., Sherry (Mark) Jordan of Goshen, Janelle (Steve) Diller of Colorado Springs, Patrice Dunbar of Kelowna, British Columbia; sisters, Ruth M. (Paul) Yutzy of Hutchinson, Elda L. (Adolf) Guhr of Newton; brother, Delbert B. (Joann) Roupp of Lakewood, Colo.; sister-in-law, Elda G. Roupp of Hesston; 7 grandchildren. Memorials maybe made to Mennonite Disaster Services. Condolences may be sent to yoderculpfuneralhome.com
RUCKMAN, Esther Darlene Swing
See Esther Darlene Bauer
b. 10 Oct 1919 -
d. 3 Feb 2008 - Columbia
From Hays Daily News - February 5, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Romilda Klaus, 88, Columbia, Mo., died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, at The Bluffs, Columbia. She was born Oct. 10, 1919 to Henry Vincent and Mary Boos Ruder. She married Edgar KLAUS on April 22, 1941. He preceded her in death. She worked for Shelter Insurance Co.
Survivors include a son, Daniel Klaus, Pittsburgh, Penn.; a daughter, Rosemary Allen, Columbia; a brother, Celestine Ruder, Kearney, Neb.; a sister, Sister Ruder, Concordia; two granddaughters; and a great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Phyllis Jane. Services will be at a later date in Hays.
RUFF, Raymond David
b. 19 Jun 1923 -
d. 3 Apr 2008 - Newton, Kansas
From Huchinson (Kan) News - Friday, April 4, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
NEWTON - Raymond David (Ike) Ruff died April 3, 2008. He was born June 19, 1923, to David and Mary Elizabeth (Weinmeister) Ruff. On Dec. 12, 1947, he married Gladys Oblander. She survives.
Survivors include: son, Rick; daughter, Karen Ann Elpers; grandchildren, Jamie Lynn Lang, Shawn David Ruff, Jeremy Foster Ruff, and Christopher Michael Elpers; and one great-grandchild, Tanner Michael Lang.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, Newton. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today, with the family greeting friends from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Broadway Colonial Funeral Home. Burial in Restlawn Garden of Memories. Memorials to First Presbyterian Church, Building and Grounds Fund, in care of Funeral Home.
NEWTON - Ruff, Raymond David "Ike," died April 3, 2008. Visitation 1 to 8 p.m. today, with family present from 6 to 7 p.m., Broadway Colonial Funeral Home; service 10 a.m. Saturday, First Presbyterian Church. Survivors: wife, Gladys; son, Rick and wife, Carol of Derby; daughter, Karen Ann Elpers and husband, Michael of Natick, Mass.; grandchildren, Jamie Lynn and Kyle Lang, Sharon David Ruff, Jeremy Foster Ruff, Christopher Michael Elpers; great-grandson, Tanner Michael Lang. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 4/4/2008.
b. 29 Jun 1917 - Finch, Montana
d. 9 Mar 2008
From - Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 11 Mar 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
Our loving mother and grandmother passed away on March 9, 2008, with her family by her side. She was 90.
Leah was born June 29, 1917, in Finch, Mont., to Mary and George Rupp. Leah moved to Sidney with her parents at the age of 9. Later, she moved to Laurel and attended school there. Leah met Mike GROSS, her partner for life. They were married Nov. 26, 1935. They lived in Laurel a short time until they moved to Silesia, then they bought a farm at Edgar. Upon retiring, they moved to Laurel and rented the farm out for a time before selling and moving to their condo in Billings. Leah resided at St. John's for 10 years.
Leah is survived by her daughters, Eleanor (Robert) Gradwohl of Laurel and Constance Schuman of Billings. Grandchildren include Renita (Mike) Weidler and their children Brett, Logan and Lauryn; Douglas (Carol) Gradwohl and their children Rebecca, Alyssa and Paul; Shawn (Julie) Schuman and son Jacob; Cody (Katherine) Gross and children Ellie, Justin and Dylan; Callie (Dean) Cromwell; Leah (Brandon) Perry and their children William and Lillian.
Leah's family was large and she has nieces and nephews too numerous to mention.
Preceding Leah in death were her parents, Mary and George Rupp; her husband, Mike; sons Harvey and Mike; brothers Alec, George, John, Albert, Sam and Herman; sisters Nina, Mary and Pauline.
Leah's family is so grateful to the St. John's family. You never know where a friend is waiting to be met and St. John's has many. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Memorials may be made to a charity of choice or to St. John's Lutheran Ministries, 3940 Rimrock Road, Billings, MT 59102.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at Kathy Lillis Center Chapel 2429 Mission Way located at St. Johns Lutheran Complex. Burial will follow at Rockvale Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cremation or Funeral Gallery.
See Linda Depperschmidt
RUPP, Linda A.
See Linda A. Balzer
RUPP, Norma Jean
See Norma Jean Giebler
RZIHA, Gertrude Josephine
See Gertrude Josephine Schneweis