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b. 26 Jan 1940 - Elbing, Kansas
d. 6 Jan 2008 - Peabody, Kanasas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News -Tuesday, January 8, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
PEABODY - Patty Neufeld, 67, died Jan. 6, 2008, at her home in Peabody.
She was born Jan. 26, 1940, in Elbing, the daughter of Jack Seeney and May Belle. She retired in 2003 from Peabody Elementary School, where she was a school secretary for 34 years.
She married Eldon NEUFELD. He died.
Survivors include: a daughter, Susan Corona, Peabody; three sisters, Helen Lewin, Wichita, Erma Lanham, El Dorado, Mildred Flathers, El Dorado; a brother, Paul Seeney, Kingston, Okla.; three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and a step-great-grandchild.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Peabody, with Pastor Jim Pohlman presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Petersen Funeral Home, Newton, with family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be sent to the Peabody American Legion, in care of the funeral home.
PEABODY - Neufeld, Patty, 67, died Jan. 6, 2008. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Prairie Lawn Cemetery. Survivors: daughter, Susan Corona; sisters, Helen Lewin, Erma Lanham, Mildred Flathers; brother, Paul Seeney; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 2 stepgrandchildren; 1 stepgreat-grandchild. Petersen Funeral Home, Newton. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/8/2008.
SEIBEL, Elmer Lee
b. 31 Jan 1920 - Alune, Kansas
d. 27 Mar - Newton, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, March 28, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
NORTH NEWTON - Elmer Lee Seibel was born Jan. 31, 1920, in Alune, the son of Jacob and Anna Wall Seibel.
On June 12, 1953, he married Dorothy Amy PANKRATZ. She survives. Other survivors include: son, Gerald (Loreta), Kechi; daughter, Leora (Marty) Schneider, Mildford, Neb.; brothers, Homer and Wallace; sisters, Lucena Thiessen and Frances Quintana; and grandchildren, Jessica, Jacob and Julia Seibel, Amy (Adam) Hoagland and Vance Schneider.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Mennonite Brethren Church, Wichita. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m. at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton. Burial will be in Resthaven Mortuary and Cemetery, Wichita.
SEIBEL, Elmer Lee
b. 31 Jan 1920 - Alune, Kansas
d. 26 Mar 2008 - Newton, Kansas
From Wichita Eagle - Friday, March 28, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
NORTH NEWTON - Seibel, Elmer Lee, 88, was born Jan. 31, 1920, the son of Anna (Wall) and Jacob Seibel in Alune, Kan. On June 12, 1953, he married Dorothy Ann Prankratz in Hillsboro, Kan. She survives of the home. He was a member of the First Mennonite Brethren Church, Wichita. Elmer built homes in Wichita for a number of years before retiring. Woodworking was a favorite pastime of his and he also enjoyed his fishing trips. Other survivors include son, Gerald and wife, Loreta Seibel of Kechi, Kan.; daughter, Leora and husband, Marty Schneider of Milford, Neb.; brothers, Homer and Wallace Seibel; sisters, Lucena Thiessen, Frances Quintana; grandchildren, Jessica, Jacob and Julia Seibel of Kechi, Amy (Adam) Hoagland of Hastings, Neb., Vance Schneider of Milford, Neb. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Clarence and Ernest. Visitation 1 to 8 p.m. today, with family present from 6 to 7 p.m. at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton; service 10 a.m. Saturday, First Mennonite Brethren Church, 8000 W. 21st St., Wichita. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery, Wichita. Memorials are to the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or Mennonite Central Committee in c/o Broadway Colonial Funeral Home. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 3/28/2008. (Date of death - March 26, 2008)
SEIBEL, Wesley D.
d. 28 Aug 2007
From The Wichita Eagle - August 30, 2007, Submitted by Harvey May
HILLSBORO - Seibel, Wesley D., died Aug. 28, 2007. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church. Survivors: wife, Rosella; sons, Brandon, John; daughter, Rhonda Donahue; brother, Ralph, sisters, Lavella Faul, Janice Triebwasser; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Jost Funeral Home.
b. 16 Sep 1912 - Lincoln, Nebraska
d. 25 Dec 2007 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 27 Dec 2007, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
Jacob "Jake" Sell, 95, of Scottsbluff, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff.
Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 28, at the Jones Mortuary Chapel in Mitchell with Reverend Robert Wigert officiating. Interment will follow at the Valley View Cemetery in Torrington, Wyo. Visitation will be today, Thursday Dec. 27, from 2 to 7 p.m. and Friday prior to the service at the Jones Mortuary. Online condolences may be made to firstname.lastname@example.org to be forwarded to the family. Memorials are asked to be made to Festival of Hope, c/o Cancer Treatment Center, Regional West Medical Center, 3911 Avenue B, Suite G100, Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Jake was born Sept. 16, 1912, in Lincoln to Jacob and Katherina (Fuss) Sell. He was raised in Lincoln and Bayard. On July 4, 1937, Jake married Ruth Helen BAYER in Gering. To this union, four children were born, James Duane Sell, Beverley Sell, Melvin Leroy Sell and Larry Gene Sell. Jake was employed by the C.B. & Q. Railroad, before it was absorbed into Burlington Northern Railroad, for a total of 37 years. He was a lifetime member of Maintenance of Way Lodge #961, chartered in Sterling, Colo., now in Scottsbluff, where he served as Secretary Treasurer for many years. He enjoyed fishing.
Survivors include his sons, Melvin Leroy and Mary Lou Sell of Bridgeport and Larry Gene Sell of Scottsbluff; brother, Wesley Sell and his wife Elnora of Scottsbluff; sisters, Marie Leis of Carmichael, Calif., Evie Anderson of Greenfield, Wis., and Ruth Alverez of Scottsbluff; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several great great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Ruth Helen Sell; daughter, Beverly Greene; son, James Duane Sell; grandsons, Jeffery Sell and Mark Sell; great-granddaughter, Amber Johnston; sisters, Rachel Miller, Millie Sell, and Darlene Sachhoff, and brothers Reiny Sell, Walter Sell and an infant brother.
b. 24 Aug 1918 - St. John, Kansas
d. 26 Dec 2007 - Hutchinson, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, December 28, 2007, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Marcella "Marcy" Shuman, 89, died Dec. 26, 2007, at Golden Plains Health Care Center.
She was born Aug. 24, 1918, in St. John, the daughter of Henry and Lydia Schulz Sewing. She graduated in 1939, from Hutchinson High School. A longtime Hutchinson resident, she was a cook with U.S.D. 308, retiring in 1980, and a personal care nursing assistant with Ruby Rayl Nursing Home.
She belonged to the Community Church of the Brethren and the National Honor Society in high school .
On March 3, 1940, she married J. LeeRoy SHUMAN in Hutchinson. He died Jan. 2, 1982.
Survivors include: a son, James J., Moore, Okla.; two daughters, Wendy Hanlon, Valley Center, and Marlee Glaser, West Middlesex, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by a son, Rocky A. Shuman, and a brother, Marvin H. "Bud" Sewing, who died 18 minutes following her death.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Elliott Chapel, Hutchinson, with the Rev. Irven Stern presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary, with the family present from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Penwell-Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum. Memorials may be sent to Hospice Care of Kansas, in care of the mortuary.
SEWING, Marvin H.
b. 21 Mar 1922 - St. John, Kansas
d. 26 Dec 2007 - Hutchinson, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, December 28, 2007, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Marvin H. "Bud" Sewing, 85, died Wednesday Dec. 26, 2007, at Hutchinson Hospital.
He was born March 21, 1922, in St. John, KS, the son of Henry and Lydia Schulz Sewing. He graduated in 1939, from Hutchinson High School. He worked for Montgomery Ward for 22 years, and then co-owned and operated Bud and Bob's Conoco Service Station until retiring in 1984.
He belonged to Zion Lutheran Church, was a life member of the American Legion Lysle Rishel Post No. 68, and Bob Campbell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1361, and was a Silver Top Bowler. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the European and Pacific Theaters. He was awarded the Purple Heart.
On Jan. 1, 1945, he married Marjorie M. LAMBERT in Newton. She survives.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Nancy J. Blake and husband Jack, Wichita, and Vickie L. Sewing, Santa Fe, N.M.; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Marcella "Marcy" Shuman, just 18 minutes before him, and a grandson.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Elliott Mortuary Chapel, Hutchinson, with Pastors Henry Hartman and Robert L. Albin presiding. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the mortuary, with the family present from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Fairlawn Burial Park, with military graveside rites conducted by the Navy Honor Guard.
Memorials may be sent to Zion Lutheran Church, or the donor's choice, both in care of the funeral home.
SEYFERT, Evelyn Mae
b. 2 Oct 1918 - Fowler, Kansas
d. 13 March 2008 - Wichita, Kansas
From Wichita Eagle - Sunday, March 16, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
TURON - Jorns, Evelyn Mae, 89, died Thursday, March 13, 2008 at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus, Wichita. She was born Oct. 2, 1918 in Fowler, Kan., the daughter of Wilhelm Earnest and Elsa Emma Theresa (Kadolph) Seyfert. She graduated from Fowler High School and from Salt City Business College, Hutchinson. She worked as a bookkeeper for Self Service Drugs, Wichita for 28 years before retiring. "Bema" as she was affectionately called by her grandchildren, enjoyed spending her time with family and friends. She was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Preston and was actively involved in their Ladies Aid Society. She married Earl E. KRESGE on April 28, 1940. He preceded her in death. She is survived by their five children, Ron Kresge of Alameda, Calif., Duane Kresge and wife, Cherie of Buffalo, N.Y., Marjorie "Ann" Stoskopf and husband, Thomas of Monroe, Ga., Carol Olson and husband, Ron of Auburn, Kan., Cheryl Milam and husband, Jerry of Wichita; sister-in-law, Dorothy Seyfert of Fowler. On Nov. 25, 1984 she married Bernard "B.W." JORNS. B.W. and "Dolly" as he called her, enjoyed their quiet life in Turon for 18 years before he preceded her in death in 2003. His children are Doris Harding and husband, David of Moore, Okla., Ken and wife, Jan Jorns of rural Turon. There are 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands and a brother, Elmer Seyfert. Visitation will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Larrison Funeral Home, 400 N. Martin, Turon; funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Preston with Rev. Michael Schotte presiding. Burial will be in the Turon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church or the Lutheran Hour in c/o the funeral home. Condolences may be left at www.larrisonmortuary.com Published in the Wichita Eagle on 3/16/2008.
SERPAN, Helen Mary
b. 13 May 1926 - Great Bend, Kansas
d. 12 Jan 2008 - Great Bend, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, January 13, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
GREAT BEND - Helen Mary Brack, 81, died Jan. 12, 2008, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born May 13, 1926, in Great Bend, the daughter of John and Frances Marek Serpan. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she worked at Southwestern Bell Telephone as an operator for 35 years, and then worked for the Fuller Brush Co.
She belonged to Trinity Lutheran Church, Southwestern Bell Telephone Pioneers, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, all in Great Bend.
In 1947, she married Kenneth F. BRACK in Great Bend. He died Jan. 7, 1980.
Survivors include: a sister, Mildred Sayler, Great Bend; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Anita Titus.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Great Bend, with the Rev. James A. Strasen presiding. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend. Burial will be in Great Bend Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church, in care of the funeral home.
GREAT BEND - Brack, Helen Mary, 81, died January 12, 2008. Visitation 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend. Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Great Bend. Survivors: sister, Mildred Sayler; grandchildren, Kenneth & Samantha Titus, all of Great Bend. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/13/2008
SHAFFER, William Albert
b. 22 Jun 1936 - Billings, Montana
d. 21 Mar 2008 - Billings, Montana
From Billings Gazette , Billings, MT - 23 Mar 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
William "Bill" Albert Shaffer, 71, died Friday, March 21, 2008, at the Billings Clinic.
He was born June 22, 1936 in Billings, the son of Albert and Helen (Kreiner) Shaffer. In 1954, Bill graduated from Billings Senior High School. On May 28, 1960, Bill was united in marriage to Emily ROBINSON.
Bill is survived by his wife Emily; three children, Russell (Pam), Jennifer and Gregory; sisters, Joyce Robinson and Sharyal (Dale) Jamison; three grandsons, one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter.
A Memorial Mass for Bill will be at noon, Wednesday, March 26, at St. Patrick's Co-Cathedral.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the charity or organization of one's choice. Arrangements are in the care of Dahl Funeral Chapel. Memories and condolences may be made at www.dahlfuneralchapel.com.
SHARP, Betty Lou Douglas
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SIEBERT, Joan A.
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SIEGFRIED, Holli Deann
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From Odessa, Russia
b. 9 Nov 1907 - Odessa, Russia
d. 28 Feb 2008 - Billings, Montana
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 2 Mar 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
Wilhelm "Bill" Siegle, age 100, of Billings, formerly of Glendive, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, at Billings Health and Rehab Community, of natural causes.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Glendive, with Pastor James Hageman officiating. Interment will be in the Dawson Memorial Cemetery in Glendive. Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home of Glendive is entrusted with arrangements.
Bill was born on Nov. 9, 1907, in Odessa, Russia, the son of Christian and Margaret Siegle. His parents were beckoned to America with all of its opportunities in 1911 and brought with them Bill, his brother John and sister Leona. Leona caught chicken pox on the boat and she and her mother were quarantined in New York City. Christian and his sons took the train to Eureka, S.D., and settled on a farm and were later joined by his wife and daughter. In 1928, Bill's dad bought land from the railroad 10 miles east of Fallon and moved his family to Montana. Bill married Martha HOLZWORTH on June 25, 1929, in Marsh. For several years they farmed between Fallon and Glendive and then moved to Savage/Sidney area. In 1940, Bill's dad sold his farm to the U.S. Government, which became part of what is known as the Buffalo Rapids Project. He and Martha decided to move back to the area and bought this farm.
Bill was a successful farmer and hard worker and the first one on the Buffalo Rapids Project to pay off his debt to the government. He and Martha taught their children many things, but some of the most important values were to love and serve their Lord and Maker and to share the blessings they were given by Him. Those who were friends, neighbors or relatives of Bill and Martha can testify that this trait was very evident in both their lives.
Bill and Martha have seven children. Martha died April, 1958. Bill married Emm KNOPP in 1959 and later they were divorced. In June 1977, he married Norma AMUNRUD. After Norma's death in 2000, Bill moved into the Grandview Retirement Center and was a resident there until June 2007. He then spent a short time in the Wibaux Nursing Home and in October of 2007, he moved to the facility in Billings. Bill enjoyed visiting and made friends easily. He also liked playing Whist, Kings Corner, Dominos and Aggravation.
Bill celebrated his 100th birthday in November with many family members and friends present. It was a joyous occasion and our Dad remarked, "I enjoyed it, but it wasn't long enough."
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, John, Chris, Fred and Gus. Also by his sisters, Leona Siegle and Eva Fahey; two grandsons, Mark and Steve Wold and one granddaughter, Donna Siegle Kearnes.
Bill is survived by four sons, Phillip (Evelyn) of Wibaux, Robert of Glendive, Raymond (Shirley) of Belgrade and David of Billings; three daughters, Dolores Wold (Duane) of Billings, Adaline Tallman (Glay) of Olympia, Wash., and Wilma Fulkerson (Art) of Whitefish. He is also survived by a very loving and kind stepfamily, Ron Amunrud (Janet) and Dan Amunrud, all of Sidney, Marlene Welliver (David) of Wibaux, Norrine Lunde (Gordon) of Hodges and Luayne Anumrud (Mike Rose) of Hillboro, Ore.; 18 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 14 step-grandchildren and 20 step-great-grandchildren; and a very special friend, Herdis Hancock, and many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the many kind and helpful caregivers at the Billings Health and Rehab Community, Crossroads Unit North and Rocky Mountain Hospice of Billings.
Memorials are suggested to the Rocky Mountain Hospice, 2110 Overland Ave., Suite 111, Billings, MT 59102. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.silvernale-silhafuneralhome.com.
b. 2 Nov 1905 - Buhler, Kansas
d. 15 Feb 2008 - Buhler, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, February 17, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
BUHLER - Alvin Siemens, 102, passed away on February 15, 2008, at Pleasant View Home, Inman, Kansas.
He was born November 2, 1905 in rural Buhler, Kansas the son of Abraham and Elizabeth Regier Siemens. He was a farmer and had worked for Hesston Corporation for 15 years.
He was a past member of Hebron Mennonite Church and a present member of the Buhler Mennonite Church. He had served on the Pleasant View Home Board and the Little River Township Board.
On March 27, 1935 he married Marie FRIESEN at Inman, Kansas. She passed away on April 22, 2000.
Survivors include: three daughters, Marilyn Krehbiel of Pretty Prairie, KS, Vernabelle Wiens Stayrook and husband Miller of Goshen, IN, Betsy Buller and husband Larry of Hutchinson, KS; eight grandchildren - Loren Krehbiel and wife Cindy, Royce Krehbiel and wife Bella, Tim Krehbiel and wife Yvonne, Dianne Wiebe and husband Keith, Eric Wiens and wife Susan, Amy Wiens, Deidre Schmidt and husband Daryn, Lisa Brummer and husband Steve; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Abe R., Jacob "Jim," Leonard, Ben and Henry; four sisters, Lizzie Thiessen, Mary Thiessen, Anna Neufeldt, Katherine Gaeddert; and a son-in-law, Alvin D. Krehbiel.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday, February 18, 2008, at Buhler Mennonite Church, Buhler, with Pastor Bob Dalke presiding. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, February 17, 2008, at Buhler Mortuary, Buhler, Kansas, with the family present. Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery, rural Buhler, Kansas. Memorials may be sent to either MCC or Pleasant View Home, both in care of Buhler Mortuary, 120 N. Main St., Buhler, KS 67522 .
BUHLER - Siemens, Alvin, 102, (born 2 November 1905) died Feb. 15, 2008. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Buhler Mennonite Church. Survivors: daughter, Marilyn Krehbiel of Pretty Prairie, Vernabelle Wiens Stayrook of Goshen, Ind., Betsy Buller of Hutchinson; 8 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Buhler Mortuary. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 2/16/2008.
b. 14 Feb 1872 - Russia
d. 22 Nov 1951
From The Dickinson ND Press 24 Nov 1951, Submitted by email@example.com
Valentine Sitter of Richardton, a retired farmer, passed away at the St. Joseph’s hospital Thursday, November 22. (1951)
The funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. in the St. Mary’s church at Richardton with Rev. Mr. Frederich officiating. Pallbearers will be Sebastian and Fred Sitter, Nick and Walter Gatfried, Steve Sitter and Norbert Commes.
The deceased was born in Russia, February 14, 1872. He was a member of the St. Mary’s church.
The surviving children are Mrs. Frank Commes, Halliday; John, Spokane; Nick, Selah, Wash.; Mike, Aberdeen, S. D.; Sebastian, Werner; Mrs. Mary Halter, Garrison; Mrs. Theresa Sitter, Halliday and Christine and Fred, Richardton.
His wife preceded him in death in June of 1951. The Mischel funeral home is in charge of the funeral - The Dickinson ND Press 24 Nov 1951
SITTNER, Emma Louise
b. 9 Dec 1913 - Hudson, Kansas
d. 12 Jan 2008 - Stafford, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Wednesday, January 16, 2007, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
STAFFORD -- Emma Louise Weinhold, 94, Stafford, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008.
Mrs. Weinhold was born Emma Louise Sittner on Dec. 9, 1913, in Hudson. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Samuel (WEINHOLD), in 2003.
Survivors include a son, Harold Samuel of McPherson; three daughters, Anna May Waters of Turon, Alice Faye Steuber of McPherson and Reta Joy Campbell of Hutchinson; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Excelsior Cemetery, rural Wilson.
Memorials may be made to Excelsior Cemetery Light Fund, Wilson, or Trinity Lutheran Church, McPherson, in care of Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid, McPherson 67460. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.
SITTNER, Emma Louise
b. 9 Dec 1913 - Hudson, Kansas
d. 12 Jan 2008 - Stafford, Kansas
From Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter - Thursday, January 17, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
STAFFORD - Emma Louise Weinhold, 94, Stafford died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008. Mrs. Weinhold was born Dec. 9, 1913, at Hudson to Paul Ernest and Clara Anna Weidner Sittner. She moved to McPherson in 1985 from Eugene, Oregon, where she was a homemaker, farmer and private housekeeper and also worked at a nursing home and retirement center. She moved to Stafford in 2002. Her memberships included Oriental Chapter 58, Order of Easter Star, and the Trinity Lutheran Church, all at McPherson.. She married Lester Samuel WEINHOLD July 25, 1934, at Hudson. He died in 2003. She also was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Anna Sittner and Alma Weinhold; and four brothers, Paul O., Ernest, Max and Carl Sittner.
Survivors include three daughters, Anna May Walters of Turon, Alice Faye Steuber of McPherson and Reta Joy Campbell of Hutchinson; a son, Harold Samuel Weinhiold of McPherson; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
A graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Excelsior Cemetery, rural Wilson, the Rev. Michael J. Fibranz officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Gildden-Ediger Chapel, McPherson. Memorials may be made to the Excelsior Cemetery Light Fund, Wilson, or the Trinity Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home, 222 W. Euclid St., McPherson 67460.
SITTNER, Laurence F.
b. 4 Dec 1928 - Mitchell,
d. 13 Feb 2008 - Veteran, Wyoming
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 19 Feb 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
TORRINGTON, Wyo. - Laurence F. "Larry" Sittner, 79, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, at his home following a valiant fight with cancer. Cremation has taken place.
At his request no services are planned at this time; but a celebration of life will take place at a later date.
Memorials have been established in his honor to either the "Waggin' Tails" Animal Shelter in Torrington or to the "Prairie Haven Hospice" in Scottsbluff.
Laurence was born on Dec. 4, 1928, at the family home near Mitchell the son of Adam and Anna Sittner. He began his education at Dry Spotted Tail and then attended numerous schools throughout the panhandle area; completing his education at Yoder, Wyo.
Laurence was a farmer at heart and farmed with his parents until he enlisted in the U.S. Army in January of 1949. He served as an artilleryman in Korea during the Korean Conflict obtaining Sergeant First Class. He was honorably discharged in January of 1952 and was a member of the American Legion Travis Snow Post for over 50 years. Upon his return to Torrington, Laurence began working for Scott & Son Excavating and was employed with the company until his retirement in December of 1990. He was well known for his abilities in running large machinery and he earned the respect of his contemporaries.
Laurence married Marian MARLATT on Nov. 22, 1953. The couple had four children that they raised in the Torrington area. In 1997 Laurence and Marian moved to their farm near Veteran, Wyo. Laurence lived the balance of his life doing what he loved - raising Black Angus cattle and farming his land.
As a young family man, Laurence was involved in his children's activities. He helped establish the youth baseball programs in Torrington and he enjoyed watching many talented Torrington youngsters play and thrive.
He is survived by his wife Marian of Veteran, Wyo.; daughters, Cindi Huckfeldt and her husband Dennis, and Andrea Griffin and her husband Gregg all of Torrington, Wyo.; sons, Kelly Sittner and his wife Aleata also of Torrington; and Kurt Sittner of Frederick, Colo.; granddaughters, Teran Sittner of Fort Collins, Colo.; Alison Griffin Larsen and her husband Wade of Veteran; and Markie Griffin of Torrington; grandson, Adam Sittner of Torrington; and a great-grandson, William Laurence Larsen of Veteran; sister, Helen Fegler of Torrington; brother, James Sittner and his wife Sharon of Denver; sister-in-law, Lois Sittner of North Platte, Neb.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Adam, Dave, Robert, and Ed; and sister, Mildred Kallenbach.
SMITH, Viola Louise
b. 21 Jun 1926 - Gray County, Kansas
d. 22 Jan 2008 - Montezuma, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, January 23, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
MONTEZUMA - Viola Louise Koehn, 81, died Jan. 22, 2008, at Bethel Home Inc., Montezuma.
She was born June 21, 1926, in Gray County, the daughter of Sam M. and Susie Unruh Smith. She was a homemaker and cook for Montezuma Schools. She belonged to Homeland Mennonite Church, Montezuma.
On May 20, 1949, she married Lee KOEHN in Copeland. He survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, Stan, Montezuma, and Jim, Delta, Colo.; three brothers, Vernon Smith, Ulysses, Ervie Smith, Wright, Milton Smith, Dodge City; three sisters, Irene Unruh, Copeland, Verda Koehn, Stover, Mo., and Doris Friesen, Perrinton, Mich.; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death two sisters, Pearl Koehn and Frances Harms.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Homeland Mennonite Church, Montezuma, with Ministers Luther Smith, Donald Koehn II, and Lyndon Toews presiding. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Montezuma Funeral Home. Burial will be in Homeland Mennonite Church Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Bethel Home Inc., Homeland Mennonite Church, or Hospice of the Prairie, all in care of the funeral home.
SNYDER, Wilma (Maxwell)
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SOLLENBERGER, Clara M.
b. 9 Aug 1914 - Hagerstown, Md.
d. 10 Jan 2008 - Peoria, Arizona
From Salina Journal - Tuesday, January 15, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
PEORIA, Ariz. -- Clara M. May, 93, Peoria, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008.
Mrs. May was born Clara M. Sollenberger on Aug. 9, 1914, in Hagerstown, Md. She was a registered nurse, retiring in 1976.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest R., in 1981.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church, Trego Center, Kan. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Schmitt Funeral Home, 336 N. 12th, WaKeeney, KS 67672. Memorials may be made to the church, in care of the funeral home.
b. 15 May 1864 - Russia
d. 19 May 1952
From The Dickinson ND Press - 20 May 1952, Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank Splichal, a pioneer and resident of this area for many years, died Monday, May 19, at the St. Joseph’s hospital, from complications following a hip fracture he suffered 13 days ago. He was a retired farmer and had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Mary Privratsky, since his wife’s death in 1935.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 21, at the St. Wenceslaus church with Father Pribl officiating at the 10 a.m. rites. Burial will be in the St. Joseph’s cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bobby Braun, Charlie Urbanec, Pete Privratsky, Paul Dvorak, Al Splichal and Vince Splichal.
Mr. Splichal was born in Russia May 15, 1864. His parents were Frank and Anna Splichal. He came to the United States in 1900 to a farm south of Dickinson where he lived until 1915, when he moved into Dickinson.
He was married to Anna KING in 1886 in Russia. Eleven children were born to them, six of whom survive him. The children are Louie, Minneapolis; Mrs. Mary Privratsky; [missing data here]; Mrs. Frank Urbanec, Mrs. George Braun and Mrs. R. W. Gilliam all of Dickinson. His wife preceded him in death in 1935.
He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Anton Barta, New Hradec; 49 grandchildren; 84 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
He was a member of the Catholic church. The Price-Tobin funeral home will have charge of arrangements. The Dickinson ND Press 20 May 1952
SPRINGER, Mary L.
b. 27 Dec 1911 - Barton County, Kansas
d. 3 Feb 2008 - Great Bend, Kansas
From Great Bend Tribune - February 6, 2008, Submitted by Harlin Ochs
HOISINGTON — Mary L. Boxberger, 96, died Feb. 3 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center in Great Bend. Born Dec. 27, 1911, in Barton County, she was the daughter of John B. Springer and Mary “Seidl” Springer. A resident of Hoisington since 1935, coming from the Olmitz community, she was a homemaker. She married William BOXBERGER on June 1, 1935, in Great Bend. He preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 1975.
Mrs. Boxberger was of the Lutheran faith.
Survivors include two nephews, Ernest Bittner and Larry Schafer; nine nieces, Shirley Harrison, Leona Marbut, Caroll Burnett, Barbara Thorne, Cathy Smith, Barbara Allen, Gloria Meyer, Margaret Allan and Wanda Turner. She was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Adolph and Tony Springer, and six sisters, Mollie Jamison, Josephine Kaiser, Anna Kuhn, Rose Smith, Hattie Jennings and Helen Schafer.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington with the Rev. Don Fisher officiating. Burial will be at the Hoisington Cemetery. Friends may visit from 9 a.m. to service time today at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the Clara Barton Foundation or Sunflower Diversified Services in care of the funeral home. Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home 415 N. Main P.O. Box 146 Hoisington, KS 67544
SPRINKLE, Gilbert Edward
b. 18 Jun 1912 - Dorrance, Kansas
d. 12 Apr 2008 - Beloit, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, April 14, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
BELOIT - Gilbert Edward Sprinkle, 95, died April 12, 2008, at Mitchell County Hospital, Beloit. He was born June 18, 1912, in Dorrance, the son of Floyd and Carrie Sprinkle. A former resident of Dorrance and Hutchinson, he spent his entire life working in agriculture as a farmer and dairyman, county ASC office, Russell County Noxious Weed Supervisor, and later retiring in 1977, as Director of the Noxious Weed Division of the Kansas Department of Agriculture.
On Nov. 27, 1940, he married Leona FEIL in Russell. She died Oct. 11, 1996. Survivors include: two sons, Kenneth and wife Sharon, and Randall, all of Hutchinson; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Roy, and sisters, Berniece Brewer, and Dolores Langhofer.
Graveside service at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Dorrance City Cemetery, Dorrance. Visitation from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Foster Mortuary, Wilson. Memorials to Golden Living Center.