UMMEL, Ralph Eugene

b. 14 Aug 1936 - Ransom, Kansas

d. 11 Feb 20908 - Hays, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, February 14, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

ARNOLD - Ralph Eugene Ummel, 71, died Feb. 11, 2008, at Hays Medical Center, Hays.
He was born Aug. 14, 1936, in Ransom, the son of Henry and Catherine Sargent Ummel. A lifetime Ness County area resident, he was a wheat and dairy farmer.
He belonged to the Arnold United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
On Feb. 14, 1959, he married Glada JOHNSON in Beeler. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Roger and wife, Corina, WaKeeney; two daughters, Vicki and husband, Dennis Dick, Wichita, Audrey Ummel, Hays; a grandson, Alan and wife, Miranda Dick; five granddaughters, Kathryn Nickelson and husband, Tanner, Jessica and Michele Ummel, Cara and Kimberly Dick; three brothers, Don, Des Moines, Iowa, Kenneth, Wichita, Marvin, the Villages, Florida; four sisters, Evelyn Clark, Wichita, Mildred Fink, Phyilis Flaherty, Eunice Ummel, all of Salina.
He was preceded in death by: an infant sister, Dorothy.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church, Arnold, with Carol Ryan presiding. Friends may stay after the service to visit with the family. Cremation has taken place and a private inurnment will be at a later date. Memorials may be sent to, the Arnold Methodist Church, and the Hays Humane Society, in care of Fitzgerald Funeral Home Inc., Ness City.


UNREIN, Barbara Jean Froelich

See Barbara Jean Coleman


UNRUH, Ardell

b. 11 Sept 1926 - Montezuma, Kansas

d. 8 Mare 2008 - Montezuma, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, March 9, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

MONTEZUMA - Ardell Unruh, 81, died March 8, 2008, at Bethel Home, Montezuma.
He was born Sept. 11, 1926, in Montezuma, the son of Peter J. and Katie Smith Unruh. He attended school in Montezuma. A resident of Montezuma, he worked in construction and was a heavy equipment operator until retiring in 1991.
On June 3, 1951, he married Barbara BROWN in Augusta.
Survivors include: a son, Bruce, Wichita; a daughter, Cheryl Semmler, Grosse Point, Mich.; four brothers, Melvin, Carson City, Mich., Pete and Don, both of Macon, Miss., and Larry, Blantyre, Malawi, Africa; four sisters, Orham Giesbrecht, Lorraine Unruh and Fern Schmidt, all of Brooksville, Miss., and Josie Nichols, Ulysses; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers.
Visitation will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at Montezuma Funeral Home and from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Bethel Home, Montezuma. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Brooksville (Miss.) Mennonite Church. Burial will be in South Haven Mennonite Cemetery, Macon, Miss. Memorials may be sent to Oakwood Manor or Bethel Home, both in care of the funeral home.


UNRUH, Cynthia Lynn

b. 8 Sep 1958 - Goessel, Kansas

d. 7 Jan 2008 - Newton, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, January 10, 2008

NEWTON - Cynthia Lynn Unruh, 49, died Jan. 7, 2008, at Newton Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 8, 1958, Goessel, the daughter of Manno and Dora Unruh Unruh. She graduated from Hutchinson Community College, former resident of Galva. She was Health Information Management Coordinator for Schowalter Villa, Hesston.
Survivors include: her parents; a sister, Carol Ratzlaff, Moundridge, two nieces; and two nephews.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Lone Tree Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, rural Galva, with Ministers Roger Unruh, Gary Nightingale and Maurice Wedel presiding. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Moundridge Funeral Home, with family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Lone Tree Church Cemetery, Rural Galva. Memorials may be sent to Hesston Child Care Center or the McPherson Humane Society, both in care of the funeral home.

NEWTON - Unruh, Cynthia Lynn, 49, died Jan. 7, 2008. Service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Lone Tree Mennonite Church, rural Galva. Survivors: parents, Manno and Dora Unruh; sister, Carol Ratzlaff all of Moundridge. Mondridge Funeral Home. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/9/2008.


UNRUH, Howard and Esther

50th Wedding Anniversary

From Hillsboro Star Journal - April 17, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Howard and Esther Unruh of Goessel will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Agape Senior Center, 101 N. Wheat, Goessel. Esther Voth and Howard Unruh were married Jan. 18, 1958, at Tabor Mennonite Church, Goessel.

Hosting the event will be their children, Tom Unruh and Jill White of Newton, John and Elaine Unruh and Fred and Diane Unruh of Goessel, and Bill and Sherry Unruh of Walton. The couple also has seven grandchildren. No gifts please.


UNRUH, James and Maxine Giffin

65th Wedding Anniversary

From the Newton Kansan - Friday, March 28, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Friends and immediate family gathered for a March 16 party in the community room of Lincoln Park Apartments for Jim and Maxine Unruh to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary. James L. Unruh of Newton and Maxine Giffin of Sedgwick were married March 6, 1943, at the Methodist Parsonage in Newton. They have two children, Linda Henry of Wichita and Steven Unruh of North Newton.

Piano selections were played by daughter, Linda, and son-in-law Michael was the photographer. Son, Steven, acted as doorman. Family friend, Carol Angulo, helped with the preparations. Phone calls were received from their two grandchildren, Jennifer Henry of San Francisco and Julia Henry of Los Angeles.


UNRUH, Kaye Christine

b. abt 1950

d. 22 Jan 2005

From The Wichita Eagle - January 26, 2005, Submitted by Harvey May

CANTON - Ewert, Kaye Christine, 55, died Jan. 25, 2005. Service 10:30 a.m. FRiday, Canton United Methodist Church. Survivors: husband, Dwight; daughters, Brenda Ewert, Amy Shelton; parents, Leland and Elsie Unruh; sisters, Glenda Schmidt, Jan Nightingale, June Unruh; 1 grandson. Olson's Mortuary.



UNRUH, Kenneth Glenn

b. 29 Jul 1930 - Montezuma, Kansas

d. 7 Feb 2008 - Hutchinson, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, February 9, 2008

Kenneth Glenn Unruh, 77, died Feb. 7, 2008, at his home, Hutchinson. He was born July 29, 1930, in Montezuma, the son of Tobias P. Unruh and Viola Nightengale Liebman-Shaw. He graduated in 1950 from Hutchinson High School, attended Hutchinson Community College, and graduated in 1958 from Pittsburg State University. He was the owner and operator of Arrow Machine and the K&E Company.
He belonged to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. He served in the U.S. National Guard and in the U.S. Army. On April 13, 1952, he married Elnora R. SCHEUERMANN in Hutchinson. She survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, Kenneth D., Olalla, Wash., and Daniel L., Lansing; two daughters, Pam Nelson and husband John, Buhler, and Suzan Crystal and husband Keith, Kansas City, Mo.; and three grandsons, Chris, and Sam Nelson, and Trevor Crystal. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, David Unruh, and a sister, Eunice Fay Vincent.

Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Hutchinson, with Pastor Daniel Galchutt presiding. Friends may sign the register from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Penwell-Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hutchinson, with military graveside rites conducted by the Fort Riley Honor Guard. Memorials may be sent to the Sandhillls Junior Bassmasters, Hospice of Reno County or Victory in the Valley, all in care of the funeral home

HUTCHINSON - Unruh, Kenneth G., 77, died Feb. 7, 2008. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Survivors: wife, Elnora; sons, Kenneth, Daniel; daughters, Pam (John) Nelson, Suzan (Keith) Crystal; grandsons, Chris and Sam Nelson, Trevor Crystal. Elliott Mortuary. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 2/9/2008.


UNRUH, LaVerne J.

b. 28 Dec 1919 - Pawnee Rock, Kansas

d. 12 February 2008 - Newton, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, February 14, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

LARNED - LaVerne J. Unruh, 88, died Feb. 12, 2008, at Newton Medical Center, Newton.
He was born Dec. 28, 1919, at Pawnee Rock, the son of Jacob J. and Anna Dirks Unruh. A lifetime Larned area resident until moving to Hesston, three years ago, he was engaged in farming. He belonged to the Bergthal Mennonite Church, Pawnee Rock.
On Nov. 26, 1941, he married Lois B. UNRUH, in Pawnee Rock. She died Aug. 6, 2003.
Survivors include: three sons, Gary Unruh, Hesston, Lyonell Unruh, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Virlon Unruh, Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by: two brothers, Harvey and John Unruh; and five sisters, Mabel Unruh, Alvena Unruh, Gladys Rudiger, Evalena Unruh, and Laura Mae Freeburg.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Bryant Funeral Home with Pastor Lynn Schlosser presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Mennonite Memorial Cemetery, Pawnee Rock. Memorials may be sent to Bergthal Mennonite Church, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net

LARNED - Unruh, LaVerne J., 88, died Feb. 12, 2008. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend. Survivors: sons, Gary of Hesston, Lyonell of Colorado Springs, Virlon of Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 2/14/2008.


UNRUH, Mary Elizabeth

See Mary Elizabeth Frantz


UNRUH, Myrtle

See Myrtle Becker


UNRUH, Orville B.

b. 18 May 1921

d. 21 Apr 2008 - Goessel, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, April 23, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

GOESSEL - Orville B. Unruh, died April 21, 2008, at his home, Goessel. He was born May 18, 1921. On Nov. 1, 1946, he married Elsie REIMER. She survives. Other survivors include: daughters, Donna and Bob Becker, Sherry and Ed Epp, and June and Wayne Unruh; grandchildren, Leslie Epp and fiancé Justin Gordon, Nathan Epp, Kate Becker, Katherine, Julayne, Elisabeth, Emily, Audrey, and William Unruh; sister, Audrey and Alvin Boese; brother, Lowell Unruh; brother and sister-in-law, Wilbert and Ruth Reimer; and sister-in-law, Evelyn Reimer.
Funeral 10 a.m. Friday at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, rural Goessel. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home, Goessel. Memorials to the church, or Bethesda Home.


UNRUH, Orville B.

b. 18 May 1921

d. 21 April 2008 - Goessel, Kansas

From Newton Kansan - Wednesday, April 23, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

GOESSEL — Orville B. Unruh, 86, passed away Monday (April 21, 2008) at his home in Goessel. He was born May 18, 1921, to Rudolph and Lydia Schroeder Unruh. They preceded him in death. He married Elsie REIMER on Nov. 1, 1946, at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in rural Goessel. She survives of the home. After graduation from Goessel Rural High School, he served as a non-combatant in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945. He was a farmer, school bus driver and assembler at Hesston Corp. He was a member of Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, where he served as an usher for many years.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by three daughters, Donna (Bob) Becker of Newton, Sherry (Ed) Epp of Independence and June (Wayne) Unruh of McPherson; grandchildren, Leslie Epp and fiance Justin Gordon, Nathan Epp, Kate Becker and Katherine, Julayne, Elisabeth, Emily, Audrey and William Unruh; sister, Audrey (Alvin) Boese of Lehigh; brother, Lowell Unruh of Florence; brother- and sister-in-law Wilbert and Ruth Reimer of Becker, Minn.; and sister-in-law, Evelyn Reimer of Canton. He also was preceded in death by a son, Charles Mark.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home in Goessel, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, with Pastor Linda Ewert and Pastor Lee Suderman officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church or Bethesda Home in care of the funeral home.


UNRUH, Susanne

See Susanne Munds


UNRUH, Verlyn

b. 21 Dec 1932 - Larned, Kansas

d. 24 Dec 2007 - Los Angeles, California

From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - January 6. 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

LOS ANGELES — Verlyn “Chop” Unruh of Los Angeles, Calif., passed away at home on Dec. 24, where he’s resided for the past 48 years. He was born Dec. 21, 1932, in Larned, the son of Ralph and Pearl Unruh. He married Mary Ann HALL, of Seward, on June 6, 1959. Verlyn was a computer systems consultant. He was a graduate of Great Bend High School and Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia. Mr. Unruh was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict and served from 1950-1953. He was an active member of the German United Methodist Church in Glendale, Calif.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann; two daughters, Carla Linneman of Littleton, Colo., and Telsa Unruh of Alpharetta, Ga.; grandsons William and Michael Linneman; sisters June Butts of Thomson, Ga., and Barbara Unruh and Charlotte Vaughn, both of Great Bend. He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard. Funeral services were held Jan. 2 at Gates, Kingsley, Gates in Santa Monica, Calif., and burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, Calif. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 6, 2008



b. 28 Sep 1914 - Manhaven, North Dakota

d. 9 Jan 2008 - Billings, Montana

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 29 Jan 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Alma Unterseher Reinhardt passed away at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, in Billings. She was the second oldest child of John Unterseher and Regina Schlinder, born in Manhaven, N.D., on Sept. 28, 1914. She was 93 years old and was living in Aspen Meadows Nursing Home at the time of her death.
Alma is survived by her sons, Duane, Ronald, Ken and Terry Reinhardt; and her daughter, Sharon Hernandez; her sister, Elsie Bauer; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Alma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Reinhold Jacob REINHARDT; brothers Herbert, Richard, Ervin, Reinhold, Theophil; and sister Ida Mahoney.
Alma was a gentle woman with a huge heart and a great sense of humor. She will be missed by all that knew her and loved her.



URBAN, LaVina M.

b. 8 Jun 1930 - Pfeifer, Kansas

d. 12 Apr 2008 - Hays, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Tuesday, April 15, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

HAYS -- LaVina M. Dreiling of Hays died April 12, 2008. She was born June 8, 1930, to Jacob M. and Agnes (Doerfler) Urban in Pfeifer. Survivors: sister, Florence Hertel, Hays; daughter, JoAnn Sandoval, Hays; son, Donald of Aurora, Colo.; 6 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by: sons, Joseph in infancy and Ronald L.; 3 brothers; and 2 sisters. Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Hays. Burial: St. Joseph's Cemetery, Hays. Visitation: 9 to 9:30 a.m. today at Brock's North Hill Chapel, 2509 Vine. The family suggests memorials to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

URBAN, Paul J.

b. 2 Nov 1919 - Ellis County, Kansas

d. 1 Jan 2008 - LaCrosse, Kansaa

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - January 3, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

GREAT BEND - Paul J. Urban, 88, died Jan. 1, 2008, at Rush County Nursing Home, La Crosse.
He was born Nov. 2, 1919, in Ellis County, the son of John and Margaret Stecklein Urban. He graduated from Fort Hays University, was a member of the Pi Sigma Pi fraternity and received his master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado in 1951. He was also a graduate of the Command and General Staff College of Fort Leavenworth. He was a resident of Great Bend since 1953, having moved from Hays, where he taught at St. Joseph's Military Academy for a number of years. He was a teacher at Great Bend High School for 20 years. He later went into real estate in 1973, where he was elected Realtor Associate of the Year in 1978, and he also taught a real estate course at Barton County Community College for a number of years and retired in 1988.
He belonged to St. Rose Catholic Church and served as president of the local education association and the Kansas Association of Mathematics Teachers, was past president of the parish council, diocesan pastoral council, diocesan school board and Catholic Social Services, a past member and grand knight of the Knights of Columbus, and fourth-degree member of Coronado Assembly, ROA, TROA and AUSA, a lifetime member and past commander of the American Legion, served as chairman of the annual Barton County Government Day for many years, Kiwanis, vice chairman of the Commission of Aging for four years, lifetime member of NEA, member and past president of the Barton County Retired Teachers Association, and AARP. He served during World War II and was in the active Army and Reserve for 33 years and retired as a colonel.
Survivors include: many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by: six brothers, Benjamin, George, Isador, William, Eugene and Walter Urban; and two sisters, Ann Leiker and Sister Lillian Urban.
Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. today, with a K of C rosary. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Prince of Peace Parish at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Great Bend, with Father Wesley Schawe presiding. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend. Burial will be in Great Bend Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the Fort Riley Honor Guard. Memorials may be sent to the Holy Family School Endowment in care of the funeral home.


URBAN, Rita M.

See Rita M. Schmidt


URBAN, Wayne Eugene

b. 7 Oct 1951 - Nashville, Kansas

d. 21 Dec 2007 - Fairbanks, Alaska

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, January 12, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Wayne Eugene Urban, 56, died Dec. 21, 2007, at his home in Fairbanks.
He was born Oct. 7, 1951, in Nashville, Kan., the son of Gilbert and Mary Anna Urban. A resident of Fairbanks, formerly of Nashville, he worked for Golden Heart Utilities as a wastewater treatment operator.
On Sept. 1, 1985, he married Christine R. MARTIN. She survives.
Other survivors include: two sons; his parents, Gilbert and Mary Anna Urban, Larned; a brother; and two sisters.
Celebration of Life was held Dec. 29, 2007, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Fairbanks. Fairbanks Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.