WAGNER, Delilah R.

b. 18 Jan 1926 - Victoria, Kansas

d. 4 Feb 2008 - Hays, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - February 5, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Delilah R. "Lila" Meis, 82, longtime Catherine resident, died Monday, Feb. 04, 2008, at Alterra Sterling House, Hays. She was born Jan. 18, 1926, in Victoria to Tony G. and Catherine (Hammerschmidt) Wagner. She married Edwin "Eddie" MEIS on May 23, 1946, in Victoria. He preceded her in death Sept. 21, 1980. She worked for Suburban Laundry and Dry Cleaners, Hays. She was a member of St. Catherine Church and St. Catherine Altar Society and Christian Mothers.

Survivors include a brother, Marvin Wagner, Hays; a daughter-in-law, Mary Billinger and husband, Earl, Hays; and a granddaughter, Stephanie Meis-Billinger, Hays. She was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Paul Meis, in 1977; six brothers, Rich, Art, Ralph, Paul, Marcellus and Don Wagner; and two sisters, Loretta Brown and Leona Palmer.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Catherine Church, Catherine; burial in St. Catherine Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, both at Brock's North Hill Chapel, 2509 Vine. A St. Catherine Altar Society and Christian Mothers rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. today, followed by vigil at 7 p.m., both at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. Catherine Church in care of the funeral home.


WAGNER, Helen M.

See Helen M. Reitz


WAGNER, Katherine Elizabeth

Walter, Russia

b. 22Apr 1893 - Walter Russia

d. 16 Aug 1973 - Lincoln, Nebraska

From information received, Submitted by Audry Schmunk Frestrom

Klippert, Katherine Elizabeth : B. April 22, 1893 – Walter, Russia D. Aug 16, 1973 - Lincoln, Nebraska . Daughter of Katherine Elizabeth DIEHL (Dell) and Christian WAGNER. She and her husband Conrad immigrated to the U.S in February 1913. She was preceded in death by Conrad, her parents, three siblings, and a son, William. Burial at Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln.

Survivors: sons, Samuel, Ventura, Calif.; Gerald, Fullerton, Calif.; daughters, Mrs. Jake (Emma) Sitzman, Canton, Ohio; Mrs. Rachel Schmunk, Lincoln; Mrs. Clem (Dorothea) Payne, Malaga, Spain; Marian, Nigeria, West Africa; 20 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.




b. 1 Dec 1920 - Creek County, Oklahoma

d. 9 Feb 2008

From Casper Star-Tribune, Casp[er, WY - 12 Feb 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

CASPER -- Memorial services for James K. Wagoner, 87, will be held 11 a.m.Feb.14, 2008, at Newcomers Funeral Home. His body has been cremated.
He died Feb. 9, 2008, at the Central Wyoming Hospice Home, after a lengthy illness.
He was born on Dec. 1, 1920, in Creek County, Okla., the son of F. George and Leona K. Wagoner.
He graduated from NCHS in 1940. He graduated from Field Artillery Officers Candidate School as 2nd Lieutenant and served in the European and Pacific Theaters. He was a member of Lodge #54 AF & AM; Chapter #47 and Comandry #35. After his honorable discharge from military service in 1943, he worked in the oil fields around Casper.
He married E. Jean McAFEE in Marion, Ind., in 1947, and returned to Casper with her and a stepson, Michael. He served as District Manager of Lane Wells Oil Company. He sold real estate for 10 years and then worked for Fenix & Sisson/John Brown up to the time of his retirement in 1986.
He loved Casper Mountain, where he spent time with family, and also where he began learning his technical rock climbing skills which he later taught his sons. He enjoyed leather tooling, archery, hunting, fishing, fly-tying, camping, target shooting and other outdoor sports. He also studied photography, having his pictures of a Dunwoody Glacier climbing expedition, in the summer of 1961, published in National Geographic. He occasionally guided hunting trips around Wyoming.
He savored listening to and playing classical music, teaching himself classical guitar later in life. He delighted in organic gardening and participated in a composting business with his daughter, Lynn.
He was a lifetime member of the NRA, and collected black powder guns of the 19th century. He competed in silhouette and target shooting, winning extensive awards. He always strived to experience and learn more. He imparted his knowledge and skills to his children and friends.
He was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church, where he married his second wife, Sara M, HOFF, in 1979.
Survivors include five children, Kay Nuzum of Casper, Peggy Baca and her husband of Bellingham, Wash., James K. Wagoner II of Laramie, Lynn Dampman and her husband of Glenrock, and Frank Wagoner and his wife of Casper; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and his beloved cat.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an older sister, Jeanne Earle, and his stepson, Michael (Golden).
Donations to the Central Wyoming Hospice Home, National Rifle Association, or charity of choice would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.




b. 6 Jan 1963 - Winfield, Kansas

d. 6 Feb 2008 - Wichita, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, February 8, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

ROSE HILL - Jill Annette Ratzloff, 45, of Rose Hill, Kansas, passed away Wednesday evening, February 6, 2008 at Via Christi/ St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kansas.
Born on Jan. 6, 1963, in Winfield, Kansas, she was the daughter of Donald and Carol Waldschmidt. She was raised and received her education in Dexter and graduated from Dexter High School. Following graduation she was employed with Mauer-Neuer Packing Plant in Arkansas City. Jill worked at Huffy Bicycles in Ponca City, Oklahoma for a short time and in 1987 began employment with Boeing Aircraft in Wichita where she was a manufacturing engineer.
Jill returned to school and received her Master's Degree from Friends University in Wichita and also 2 Bachelor's Degrees from Southwestern College Campus in Wichita.
She was united in marriage to Patrick RATZLOFF on May 4, 1991 in Hutchinson. The couple moved to Udall, Kansas and later resided in Cheney and Hutchinson. The couple moved to Rose Hill in 2006. At the time of her death she was employed at Spirit Aero Systems as a manufacturing engineer.
Jill loved spending time with her grandchildren and hunting for bargains at garage sales.
Her family includes: her husband, Patrick of the home; her son, William Looney and fiancée Brandi Kendrick, Hutchinson, KS; her three daughters, Bairelle Balancas and husband Joe, Arkansas City, KS, Charnetta Looney and fiancé Triston Dewees, Wichita, KS, Velicia Campbell and husband Ben, Wichita, KS; her parents, Donald and Carol Waldschmidt, Dexter, KS; a brother, Jayme Waldschmidt and wife Ardelia, Dexter, KS; a sister, Jana Snow, Wyoming; and six grandchildren, Dakota, Skyler, Autumn, Cara, Bradley, Cody and a large extended family.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Interment will follow at Parker Cemetery, east of Arkansas City. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008 and the family will greet friends during that time. In lieu of flowers the family wishes to have memorials in Jill's name go to the Via Christi Foundation/ Heart Transplant Program. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.



See Ethel Schmidt


WALKER, Gerda Freia

See Gerda Freia Stroh


WALLACE, Bonnie R.

b. 31 Jul 1944 - Hays, Kansas

d. 28 Mar 2008 - La Crosse, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, April 1, 2008 , Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

LA CROSSE - Bonnie R. Herrman, 63, died March 28, 2008, at Rush County Nursing Home, La Crosse.
She was born July 31, 1944, in Hays, the daughter of Alvin G. and Irma A. Schlegel Wallace. A resident of Rush County, she was a sales clerk in the retail industry.
On April 12, 1963, she married Joe C. HERRMAN in Denver. He survives. Other survivors include: stepdaughters, Joy M. Werth, Oakley, Connie S. Sterrett, Lenexa, Debra J. Wooten, Hutchinson; her mother, La Crosse; brother, William F. "Bill" Wallace, Lenexa; sisters, Beverly A. Musil, China Springs, Texas, Sheila R. Deckman, Sharon Springs; and six step-grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place. No services are planned. Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse, is in charge of arrangements.


WALTER, Josephine

See Josephine Sams



b. 15 Jun 1929 - Huntley, Montana

d. 9 Apr 2008 - Olympia, Washington

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 16 Apr 2008

Ralph Walter was born on June 15, 1929, in Huntley, Mont. He passed away at home in Olympia on April 9, 2008, with his wife, Gaye, and three daughters by his side.
Ralph was a native Montanan, raised in Huntley and Billings with his two sisters and brother. He split his time between his family's farm and his father's gas station, which inspired a desire to be a mechanic. However, after he graduated from Billings Senior High in 1948, his father was determined that he would go to college and get a degree, which he did. Ralph graduated from the University of Montana with a bachelor of science in business administration in 1952.
Private Ralph Walter served in the U.S. Army at Ft. Lewis and San Luis Obispo. He was part of a Signal Corps unit which was fondly referred to by their sergeant as the "Goof Troop." Ralph's daughters were tickled to learn that their dignified father had an undignified past.
Ralph embarked on more serious pursuits following his discharge, returning to school at Eastern Montana State College to pursue a graduate degree in math. While he was teaching a class, he met a student in the classroom next door and, six months later, in 1961, he married Gaye REID in Miles City. He adopted his two oldest daughters, Mary and Jamie, and the new family moved to Seattle, where he worked as an industrial engineer on a NASA project and Richard Nixon's Air Force One at Boeing.
Returning to Montana, he and Gaye moved to Broadus, where he taught high school math. His students delighted in challenging him with mathematic puzzles and he delighted them by solving them all. He was named a National Science Foundation Fellow and returned the University of Montana to complete a master's degree in mathematics. A move to Helena, Mont., to teach junior high math followed.
Ralph's career took a different path in 1966 when he took a job with Husky Oil in Spokane. He had found a job he loved and was Husky Oil's division Man of the Year twice and the company-wide Man of the Year in the early 1980s.
A far bigger event eclipsed his business success when, in 1969, his daughter Beth was born. All fathers are proud of their girls, but Beth was a source of joy to her father and the family.
A move to Boise shortly after that changed the landscape again, but Ralph continued his successful career until retiring to the golf course in 1984. Mary and Jamie grew up and moved around the country and Ralph, Gaye and Beth to Bozeman and then Billings. Gaye and Ralph settled on the Yellowstone River in Huntley; however, not for long. Gaye had followed Ralph in his career and now he followed her to Helena and Salt Lake City. When she retired, they moved on once again to Olympia, where their daughters Jamie and Beth live.
Ralph was in his element sharing the lives of his family - wife, daughters and grandchildren. He loved to read, fly-fish and golf and was a constant source of good humor and dry jokes, political commentary and wise analysis. He led by example rather than advice and his strength sustained his "girls" as his memory will. Ralph was a member of the Huntley United Methodist Church.
Ralph will be missed by his wife Gaye and their daughters' families: Mary and Jake Hansen and daughter Abby; Jamie and Joe Daniels and their children Elizabeth and Joey (finally a boy!); and Beth Walter and her daughter Lola "Lib." He is also survived by his two sisters, Rosina Woehl of Spokane and Dolores Walter of Townsend. He joins his parents, Paul and Lola, and his brother Ted.
The family will be taking Ralph's ashes back to Huntley where he will once again rest on the family farm by the Yellowstone River.
Donations in Ralph's memory may be made to the Providence Sound Home Care and Hospice Fund, 3432 South Bay Road, N.E., Olympia, WA 98506.


WANNER, Cecelia (Knoll)

See Cecelia Knoll



b. 1 Aug 1877 - Russia

d. Jul 1951

From The Dickinson ND Press 11 Jul 1951, Submitted by eusteel@cox.net

Services for John P. Wanner, 74, were held on Tuesday, July 10, at the St. Pius church in Schfield with the Reverend B. Damus officiating at the service. Mr. Wanner passed away at his home on July [date missing], from a heart condition after an illness of three months. He was a retired farmer.
Mr. Wanner was born in Russia on August 1, 1877. He came to the United States in 1898 and was married to Ottilia STICKA in Dickinson in 1902. Sixteen children were born to them; fourteen of them survive him besides his wife Ottilia. The children are Frank, Shefield; Florian, Killdeer; Jack, Dickinson; Casper, New England; Adam, Belfield; Mike, Shefield; Philip, Dickinson; John, Dickinson; Peter, Dickinson; Paul, New England; Sebastian, Dickinson; Louis, Dickinson; Lious, Dickinson; and Mrs. Florian Wandler of Dickinson. There are 57 grandchildren and four great grandchildren and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jennie Wanner, who survive him.
The Mischel funeral home was in charge of the funeral. The Dickinson ND Press 11 Jul 1951


WANNER, Robert Lee

b. abt 1930

d. 16 Sep 1951 - Korea

From The Dickinson ND Press - 22 Sep 1951, Submitted by eusteel@ cox.net

Robert Lee Wanner, Belfield, a private first class in the United States Marine Corps, was killed in action September 16 in the Korean area. That was the word which came yesterday to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred F. Wanner of rural Belfield. Robert was 21 years old and leaves three brothers, Donald in the Air Corps, Freddie in the Army and Richard at home on the farm south of Belfield.
The telegram from the Marine Corps read:
“Deeply regret to inform you that your son Private First Class Robert Lee Wanner USMC was killed in action 16 September 1951 in the Korean area in the performance of his duty and service of his country. No information available at present regarding disposition of remains. Temporary burial in locality where death occurred probably. You will be promptly furnished any additional information received. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. Letter follows. M. H. Selvertsorn, Lt. Adt. General USMC Action Commandant of the marine corps.’ - The Dickinson ND Press 22 Sep 1951

WARD, Helen Rosetta

See Helen Rosetta Strecker



b. abt 1933

d. 8 Sep 2007

From The Wichita Eagle - September 10, 2007, Submitted by Harvey May

NEWTON - Warkentine, LaVella M. "Mickey", 74, died September 8, 2007. Visitation 3-9 p.m. today, service 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at Petersen Funeral Home, Newton. Survivors: sons, Jack and wife Patty, Bob and wife Anne; daughter, Linda Frey and husband Monty; 6 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren.


WASINGER, Georgine

See Georgine Windolz


WEBER, Millard

b. 8 Dec 1922 - Gering, Nebraska

d. 17 Jan 2008 - Redding, California

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

REDDING, Calif. - Millard Weber, 85, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 17.
He was born Dec. 8, 1922, in Gering to his parents, Bert and Lucy Weber. On December 8, 1940 he married Bert V. DAVIS and they have been married 67 years. Millard was a cattle farmer in western Nebraska most of his life, moving to California in 2003. He enjoyed woodworking, metalworking, gardening, bird watching and Nebraska football.
He loved the Lord and was always active in church work where he was a greatly loved and respected member of Gideons, Bible teacher, usher, board member, friend, helper, and mentor. Telling others how to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and sharing his faith to all with whom he came into contact was his mission in life.
Millard will be greatly missed by his wife Beth Weber; daughters, Marcia Schmutzer, Lombard, Ill., Virginia Gingrich, Loveland, Colo.; sons, Dennis Weber, Redding, Merlin Weber, Millville, John Weber, Renton, Wash.; their spouses; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister and brothers.
Instead of flowers the family requests that contributions be made in Millard's honor to the Good News Rescue Mission.


WEBER, Rosie

See Rosie Ochs



b. 23 Feb 1918 - Cleveland, North Dakota

d. 30 Jan 2008 - Billings, Montana

From Billings Gazette , Billings, MT - 3 Feb 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Ruth Debus - Our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother went to her eternal peace on Jan. 30, 2008, at Billings Health & Rehab.
Ruth was born Feb. 23, 1918, in Cleveland, N.D., the daughter of Amelia Deutscher Weber and Albert Weber. At age eight, her family moved to the Huntley Project area near Worden.
On Nov. 24, 1937, she married William DEBUS. She and her husband operated a Grade A dairy farm for 13 years at Worden, Mont. In 1952, they sold the Worden farm and moved to Billings, Mont. and continued selling grade A raw milk for another 10 years. Upon selling the raw milk dairy, they started dealing in real estate which resulted in many remodeled and newly built homes with acreages. Ruth had worked at the Billings Laundry for many years and retired upon her husband's death.
Upon the death of her husband on Feb. 29, 1976, Ruth sold her home and moved to Rosebud, Mont. and resided in her own home on her daughter and son-in-law's ranch. While residing at Rosebud, she worked at the Rosebud Schools for three years and then retired. She loved crocheting and participating in craft sales. She loved gardening and country living.
Ruth is survived by one daughter, Patricia (Jack) Payer of Custer; two grandchildren: Jason (Trisha) Payer of Forsyth and Michelle (Alan) Sleaford of Shepherd; two great-grandchildren: Chevelle and Shelby Sleaford of Shepherd; three step-great-grandchildren: Kailen, Alyson, and Jaeleigh of Forsyth.
Her son-in-law Jack; parents; husband; brothers, Henry, Alfred, Emile and one sister, Adeline Shepovalof have preceded her in death.
Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, at the Custer Congregational Church in Custer. Pastor Pateng Makdoh will be officiating. Interment of the urn will be in the Pleasantview Cemetery at Ballantine.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made for Ruth to the Custer Congregational Church, Custer, Mont.


WEDEL, Arnold C.

b. 18 Oct 1930 - Goessel, Kansas

d. 22 Nov 2004 - Mulvane, Kansas

From The Wichita Eagle - November 23, 2004, Submitted by Harvey May

MULVANE - Wedel, Arnold C., 74, owner of Financial Services Inc. for 20 years, passed away Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at h is home. Private family visitation. Memorial service 11 am. Wednesday, Nov. 24,

Mulvane United Methodist Church. Arnie was born Oct. 18 1930 in Goessel, KS, the son of the late Martin P. and Linda (Dalke) Wedel. He graduated from Goessel High School in 1948, then graduated from business school in Chillicothe, MO. After graduation he started working as an accountant and later became vice President and Comptroller of KAKETelevision from 1954-86. On Sept. 20, 1949 he married Phyllis Joan Sumpter in Mulvane. She preceded him in death on Feb,. 20, 1990. Arnie was a member of the Mulvane United Methodist Church, Mulvane Masonic Lodge No. 201 and the Wichita Consistory.

Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law Kris and Frank Carson, Mulvane, Beckie and Alwyn Bowers, Hutchinson; grandchildren, Charles Jeffrey Carson, Frank Lee IV and wife, Kourtney Carson, Cale Parker Carson, Katelyln Elisabeth Carson, Brian Lee and wife, Jennifer Bowers and Bfent Alwyn Bowers; siblings, Goldie McMurray, Canton, KS, Irene Wiebe, Houston, TX, Harold Wedel, Overland Park, Gilbert Wedel, Canton,KS, Robert Wedel, Lyons, Donald Wedel, Rosalia, KS and Rodney Wedel Newton. In lieu of flower, the family requests memorials be donated to the Mulvane United Methodist Church Music Fund. Senter-Smith mortuary.



WEDEL, Bertha P.

b. 26 Feb 1914 - Elyria, Kansas

d. 21 Jan 2008 - McPherson, Kansas

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

McPHERSON - Bertha P. Jantz, 93, died Jan. 21, 2008, at Memorial Hospital, McPherson.
She was born Feb. 26, 1914, in Elyria, the daughter of Fred C. and Ida Koehn Wedel. She was a homemaker. She belonged to First Mennonite Church, McPherson.
On Oct. 12, 1933, she married Elmer JANTZ in Galva. He died June 26, 1981.
Survivors include: a son, Roger M., Hesston; two daughters, Barbara J. Jahn, and Donna M. Stucky, both of McPherson; a brother, Daton Wedel, Goessel; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jane R. Keagle; and two sisters, Ella Penner and Marie Wall.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Moundridge Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Phillip Radatz presiding. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Emmanuel Bible Church Cemetery, rural Galva. Memorials may be sent to the First Mennonite Church, in care of the funeral home.

McPHERSON - Jantz, Bertha P., 93, homemaker, died Jan. 21, 2008. Service 10:30 a.m. Friday, Moundridge Funeral Home. Survivors: son, Roger of Hesston; daughters, Barbara Jahn, Donna Stucky both of McPherson; brother, Daton Wedel of Goessel; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/23/2008.


WEDEL, Elizabeth

b. 8 May 1921 - Moundridge, Kansas

d. 22 Feb 2008 - McPherson, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, February 24, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

McPHERSON - Elizabeth Becker, 86, died Feb. 22, 2008, at her home in McPherson.
She was born May 8, 1921, in Moundridge, the daughter of Ben and Carrie Koehn Wedel. A lifetime McPherson County resident, she was a homemaker.
She belonged to the West Zion Mennonite Church, Moundridge.
On June 10, 1939, she married Lee Roy Becker in Newton. He survives.
Other survivors include: three daughters, Norma Lou Unruh, Copeland, DeAnna Sue Wedel, Wingo, Ky., and Vicki Lee Hughes, Tonganoxie; a sister, Lena Williams, McPherson; 14 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Unruh and Sue Goad.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at West Zion Mennonite Church, Moundridge, with Pastors John and Marcia Yoder-Schrock presiding. Visitation will be form 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at Moundridge Funeral Home. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in McPherson Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the West Zion Mennonite Church or Hospice care of Kansas, in care of the funeral home.

McPHERSON - Becker, Elizabeth, 86, died Feb. 22, 2008. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday, Moundridge Funeral Home. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, West Zion Mennonite Church, Moundridge. Survivors: husband, Lee Roy; daughters, Norman Unruh, DeAnna Wedel, Vickie Hughes; sister, Lena Williams; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 2/24/2008.


WEDEL, Mitchell L.

b. 16 May 1961 - Newton, Kansas

d. 18 Feb 2008 - Verona, Mississippi

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, February 21, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Mitchell L. Wedel, 46, died Feb. 18, 2008, at Community Hospital, Verona, Miss.
He was born May 16, 1961, in Newton, the son of Lavern and Louise Koehn Wedel. A former resident of Newton, he worked in the oil production industry, retiring after 23 years.
On March 15, 1980, he married Marr WEDEL. She survives
Survivors include: two sons; his parents; and three brothers.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Okolona, Miss., with Pastor Tem Mattox presiding. Holland-Harris Funeral Directors, Okolona Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.


WEDEL, Rose Ruth

See Rose Ruth Stucky


WEDEL, Verda Ethel

See Verda Ethel Boese


WEGELE, Olinda (Niedens)

See Olinda Niedens


WEICKUM, Anna (Mitzel)

See Anna Mitzel


WEIGEL, Albinus A.

b. 1 Jul 1924 -

d. 3 Apr 1008 - Hays, Kansas

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

HAYS - Albinus A. Weigel, 83, died April 3, 2008. He was born July 1, 1924, the son of August V. and Marie Alway Weigel.
On Aug. 19, 1946, he married Wilma M. "Velma" VonLINTEL. She survives. Other Survivors include: daughters, Wanda Billinger, Linda Gross, Sandy Brungardt; brother, Eugene Weigel; sister, Bernice Rupp; brother-in-law, Ray Herrman; sisters-in-law, Viola Weigel, Joan Weigel; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Vigil at 7 p.m. Sunday and rosary at 7:30 p.m. at Cline's Mortuary, Hays. Funeral at 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays. Visitation from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Monday at the Mortuary. Burial in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria. Memorials to Thomas More Prep-Marian High School and Masses.

HAYS - Weigel, Albinus A., 83, died April 3, 2008. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Survivors: wife, Wilma "Velma"; daughters, Wanda Billinger, Linda Gross, Sandy Brungardt; brother, Eugene; sister, Bernice Rupp; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Cline's Mortuary. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 4/4/2008.


WEILER, Katherine

b. 10 May 1891 - Russia

d. May 1950 - Schefield, North Dakota

From Dickinson ND Press - 19 May 1950, Submitted by eusteel@cox.net

Mrs. Katherine Weiler, 59, died at her farm home near Schefield at 1 a.m. yesterday, after a heart attack. She had been ill for about four weeks. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. B. Dahmus in St. Pius church, Schefield, at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Mrs. Weiler was born in Russia, May 10, 1891, and came to the United States in 1903. She married Frank D. WEILER in Dickinson in 1907. One son preceded her in death 23 years ago, at the age of 14.
Survivors include her husband, ten sons, and two daughters. The children are: Clement, Raphael, Henry, at home; Jacob, Peter, Frank, Mrs. Leo Billmann and Mrs. Jack Hirsch, Schefield; Anton, Manning; and George, Dickinson. She also has two brothers, Anton and Phillip Urlacher, New England; one sister in Germany; and sixteen grandchildren.
The remains will lie in state at Mischel �s funeral home until Saturday at noon, when the body will be taken to Schefield. Dickinson ND Press 19 May 1950. (Maiden name was not shown)


WEINHOLD, Emma Louise

See Emma Louise Sittner


WEISS, Marlene Mae

b. 11 Dec 1936 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

d. 6 Feb 2008 -Scottsbluff, Nebraska

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

Marlene Mae Bernhardt, 71, of Scottsbluff died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008 at her home comforted by family. A Memorial Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2008 at the Gering Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Mead officiating. Inurnment will be at the Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff at a later date. Memorials are asked to be made to the family to assist in medical expenses of Marlene's husband Robert. Online condolences may be of-fered at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com to be forwarded to the family. Jolliffe Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Marlene was born on Dec. 11, 1936 in Scottsbluff to Carl K. and Rose (Zeiler) Weiss. She married Robert Bernhardt on July 30, 1955 in Scottsbluff, to which union six children were born; James, Susan, Barbara, Robin, Justin, and Jason. Marlene worked in various jobs in the valley, including the most recent with George Risk Industries in Gering up until Feb. 5, just last week. She found great reward in her volunteering at the Western Nebraska Veterans Home, which she had offered for many years. Marlene was a member of the Eagles Club and she was an avid Bingo player, where you could often catch her playing at the Knights of Columbus Hall, the Moose Lodge, the Eagles, or the V.F.W. Hall. She enjoyed assembling puzzles, gardening, camping, bowling, but Marlene found her greatest pleasure in each of her grandchildren.
Marlene is survived by her husband Robert Bernhardt; children James Bernhardt, Barbara Schillereff and her husband Harold Jr., Robin Hennings and her husband Eric, Justin Bernhardt and his wife Debra, and Jason Bernhardt and his wife Lisa VanWinkle, all from the Scottsbluff/Gering area; grandchildren Mark, Kimberly, Amber, Grace, and Whisper; numerous great-grandchildren, and brothers and sisters Marvin, Ronald, Harlen, Carol, Steve, and Jack.
Her parents and daughter Susan Bernhardt preceded Marlene in death.



b. 9 Feb 1966 - North Platte, Nebraska

d. 8 Dec 2007 - Lincoln, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 27 Dec 2007, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

LINCOLN - Devin P. Weitzel, 41, of Lincoln, Neb., passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, in Lincoln after a brief Illness.
Devin was born in North Platte, Neb., to Levi & Nancy (McKerrigan) Anderson on Feb. 9, 1966.
Devin is survived by his son Devin Jr., of Crosby, Texas; daughters Carlota Weitzel, of Edward, Colo., and Kelsey Weitzel, Holdrege, Neb; his mother Nancy and her husband Donald Dougherty of Amarillo, Texas; his adoptive father Joseph Weitzel of Milan, Ill.; birth father Levi Anderson of North Platte; sister Heidi and her husband Brad Ostwald, and two nieces Briella and Blair Ostwald. Boise, Idaho; fiancee Linda Schaaf; grandparents Joe and Lucy Weitzel Lincoln, Joan McKerrigan of Delhi, La., Joan Anderson, North Platte; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Devin is preceded in death by his grandfathers Gordon P. McKerrigan, of Scottsbluff, and Andy Anderson of North Platte.
Memorial services were December 12 at Wadlow Rozanek Funeral Home in Lincoln, where a memorial fund has been established in Devin's name). Burial was held in North Platte. Devin, may you rest in the arms of the Angels as our precious Lord gives you peace. You will be missed.


WEIXEL, Anna Marie

b. 16 Nov 1917 - Stutsman County, North Dakota

d. 9 Mar 2008

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 12 Mar 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

After a long and loving life, Anna Marie (Weixel) Krieger passed away Sunday, March 9, 2008, with her children, several of her grandchildren and friends at her side.
Anna was born Nov. 16, 1917, in Stutsman County, N.D., to Michael and Lydia (Deutscher) Weixel. After graduating from the eighth grade, she went to work to help support the younger members of the family. Later she came to Montana with her brother to work in the beet fields in the Huntley Project area. She also worked for Archie Holden, owner of the Worden Pharmacy.
On Dec. 3, 1939, she married Gideon KRIEGER in Alfred, N.D. They came back to Montana, where they farmed east of Worden for many years. In 1967, they moved to Billings, where she worked for Security Federal Savings and Loan and Holiday Inn before retiring to their home in the Heights. She enjoyed being with family and friends, fishing, gardening, cooking German dishes and crocheting. Her family will long cherish the wonderful crocheted gifts.
Anna is survived by her husband of 68 years, Gideon; daughter Joanne (Dick) Reisbig; her sons, Eugene (Nancy) Krieger, Garry (Linda) Krieger; her grandchildren, Paula (Randy) Adams, Lisa (Marvin) Sticka, Jacqueline (Harlan) Penninger, Nicole (Kevin) O'Donnell, Heather (Karl) Wenz, Kimberly (Mike) Getlinger, Travis (Jenny) Krieger, Jeff Krieger, Jennifer (Chad) Bargstadt; 16 great-grandchildren; her sister, Leah Hehn; her brother, Elroy (Harriet) Weixel and her brother, Reinhardt (Margaret) Weixel.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers Alvin, Robert and Aaron Weixel; sisters Ruth Weixel, Ida Weixel and Rachael Voegele; and her son, Michael Krieger.
Visitations will begin Thursday morning, March 13, at the Smith Downtown Chapel, 925 S. 27th St. The funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 14, at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 409 S. 36th St., with interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Pilgrim Congregational Church, Big Sky Hospice or a charity of your choice.
We all wish to thank the staff at Edgewood Vista, Big Sky Hospice, friends and family for their wonderful support.


WERNER, Helen "Louise"

See Helen Louise Burkhart


WETCH, Anna Marie

See Anna Marie Laufer


WEYAND, Elmer A.

b. abt 1933

d. 3 Sept 2007 - Wichita, Kansas

From The Wichita Eagle - September 5, 2007, Submitted by Harvey May

NEWTON - Weyand, Elmer A., 74, died Sept. 3, 2007. Service 10:009 a.m. Saturday, Broadway Colonial Funeral Home. Survivors: wife, Erietta; daughters, Marilyn Lubbers, Geraldine Epp, Shirley Esau; brother, Gerald Weyand; sisters, Lenora Martens, Lorene Holloway; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren.



b. 2 Jan 1929 - Howard, Kansas

d. 14 Apr 2008 - Salina, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Thursday, April 17, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Mary V. Klein, 79, of Salina, died Monday, April 14, 2008. She was born Mary V. Wey-rauch on January 2, 1929, in Howard, KS. She was a homemaker. Mary was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and life member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by beloved husband, Fredrick R. KLEIN, in 1995; and two infant daughters, Mary Lou and Janice Marie Klein. Survivors include three sons, Fred R. Klein Jr., Salina, Robert A. Klein and wife Debi, Salina, and Donald E. Klein, Paris, AR; two daughters, Libby A. Dorzweiler and husband Brad, Hays, and Elaine M. Tinkler and husband Kevin, Pace, FL; two brothers, Bobby Weyrauch, Eldorado, and Pat Weyrauch, Emporia; one sister, Elizabeth Kling, Lenexa; and nine grandchildren, Spencer, Lisa, Lyndsay, Jessica, Matthew, Angel, Jamie, Kyler and Marshall. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2008, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Salina. Vigil service will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ryan Mortuary, Salina. Memorial contributions to VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Salina. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.




b. 13 Mar 1914 - Berry, Kentucky

d. 3 Jan 2008 - Brush,Colorado

From Heer and Jolliffe Mortuary, Fort Morgan, Colorado - 01-04-2008, Submitted by Elaine McDowell

Katie E. Brautigam, 93, passed away Thursday evening, January 3, 2008, at the East Morgan County Hospital in Brush. She was born March 13, 1914, in Berry, KY, to Jeff & Stella Whitaker. Katie moved to Morgan County in 1937. On April 29, 1950, she married Pete BRAUTIGAM, SR., in Fort Collins. Katie worked in the housekeeping department at Sunset Manor Nursing Home, Katie was a member of the Immanuel Congregational Church and was active in the Brush Senior Center. She worked with the Meet ‘n Eat program for many years also.

Survivors include her children, Barbara Jean Schlotthauer of Kent, WA, Pete Brautigam Jr. of Hillrose, CO, and Ruth Berglund of Gypsum, CO; 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, 3 brothers, 4 sisters, and her parents.

A memorial service will be held Monday, January 7, 2008, at 10:30 AM at the Heer Mortuary in Brush.The service will conclude at the mortuary. Private inurnment will be in the Brush Memorial Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the Brush Senior Center c/o Heer Mortuary.



WIEBE, Antie Elske "Ann"

b. abt 1927

d. 13 Feb 2008 - Whitewater,Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, February 15, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

WHITEWATER - Antie Elske "Ann" Wiebe, 81, died Feb. 13, 2008, at her home in rural Whitewater. She was the mother of Lauren "Jake" Wiebe of Hillsboro. Service is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Swiss Church, Whitewater. Memorials may be sent to the Gideon's International, Hospice Care of Kansas, Wycliffe Bible Translators, in care of Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater

WHITEWATER - Wiebe, Antje Elske "Ann," 81, died Feb. 13, 2008. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Swiss Church. Survivors: husband, Elvin; sons, Eldo of Whitewater, Lauren "Jake" of Hillsboro, Everett of Muskogee, Okla.; brother, Piet Schut; sister, Aukje Lichti both of The Netherlands; 6 grandchildren. Lamb Funeral Home. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 2/15/2008.



b. 16 May 1925 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

d. 31 Dec 2007 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From The Star-Herald from 1/3/2008 - 1/5/2008. - Scottsbluff, NE, Submitted by Mark B. Wills

Walter Wiedeman, 82, of Scottsbluff, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Scottsbluff.
Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 4, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Ray Venghaus officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff with Military Graveside Rites performed by the Nebraska National Guard. Visitation will be today, Thursday, Jan. 3, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jolliffe Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Memorials may be made to Prairie Haven Hospice in Walter's name. Online condolences can be offered to the family at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com.
Walter was born May 16, 1925, in Scottsbluff to David and Mary Margaret (Keller) Wiedeman. He was raised in Scottsbluff receiving his education in the Scottsbluff Public School System. During World War II, on June 9, 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy Seabees. He served in the Pacific Theater, and on February 21, 1946, Walter was honorably discharged. He came back to Scottsbluff and worked with his four brothers as a carpenter. They were known as Wiedeman Brothers Construction Company; over the years they built many homes, schools, churches and several other commercial buildings. On Sept. 21, 1946, he married Marie BAUER. To this union two children were born, Jack and Susan. In 1975 when Wiedeman Brothers were no longer in business, Walter went to work for the James E. Simon Company and years later worked part time for Snell Services in Gering until ill health forced his retirement.
He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. and enjoyed his membership to the Calvary Lutheran Church in Scottsbluff.
Survivors include his wife, Marie of Scottsbluff; son, Jack Wiedeman and his wife Marilyn of Hay Springs; daughter, Susan Childers of Ogallala; grandson, Scott Wiedeman and his wife Kim of Mitchell; granddaughters, Mindy Wiedeman of Rapid City, S.D. and Kim Childers and friend Fabian Flores of Ogallala; great-grandchildren, Alexander and Aleigha Flores of Ogallala, Bryce and Braydon Wiedeman of Mitchell, and Haylie Wiedeman of Rapid City, S.D.; and sisters, Pauline Heil of Riverton, Wyo. and Theresa 'Rosie' Dahlinger of Denver.
His parents, five brothers, one sister and a great-grandson preceded Walter in death.




b. 22 Jan 1915 - Grand Island, Nebraska

d. 10 Apr 2007 - Cheyenne, Wyoming

From Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Cheyenne, WY - 12 Apr 2007, Submitted by Mark B. Wills

J. Arling Wiederspahn, 91, of Cheyenne died April 10 (2007)at Cheyenne Healthcare Center.
He was born Jan. 22, 1916, in Grand Island, Neb., to George and Elizabeth Wiederspahn. They moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., where he grew up and graduated from Palmer High School in 1934.
Mr. Wiederspahn moved to Greeley, Colo., in 1934 where he was employed by the Macy Funeral Home and Camfield Hotel. He moved to Cheyenne in 1936, worked for United Airlines as a sheet metal mechanic until leaving for Chicago in 1938 to attend Worsham College of Mortuary Science. After graduating he returned to Cheyenne, working for United Airlines and Worland Mortuary. In 1946, Arling and Robert E. Grace formed a partnership and purchased the Worland Mortuary operating as the Wiederspahn and Grace Mortuary. In 1956, Mr. Wiederspahn built and then opened the Wiederspahn Chapel of the Chimes, which he owned and operated with his wife, Edvina, until their retirement in 1987. Cheyenne Memorial Gardens was purchased in 1967 and in 1979 a crematory was added, which was the first in the state of Wyoming and holds license No. 1.
He had been a licensed mortician for 69 years and appointed by Gov. Herschler to serve two terms on the State Board of Embalming; elected Laramie County coroner, serving 12 years, and served as deputy county coroner for several years. He was a member and past president of the National Association of Approved Morticians, elected to the Board of Trustees at Laramie County Community College, serving for 15 years. He was appointed by five different mayors to serve a total of 20 years on the Firemen's Civil Service Commission. He served on The Salvation Army Board for 22 years, was a member and past president of the Laramie County Chapter of the American Red Cross as well as the Board of Goodwill Industries. He was a Boy Scout leader and member and past president of the Deming PTA, where he and his wife were honored with the Parent Teacher Association All Star Parents Award at the 50th anniversary of Deming Grade School. He was also a member of Cheyenne Jaycees (Jr. Chamber of Commerce), receiving the Outstanding Young Man award in 1949, member and past president of Cheyenne Lions Club, active in a number of fraternal organizations, Past Worthy Patron of Mizpah Chapter No. 36 of the Order of Eastern Star, past patron of the Indian Paintbrush Court Order of Amaranth, member of Acacia Lodge No. 11 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, member of Korein Shrine and Wyoming Consistory No. 1, Past Associate Guardian of Job's Daughters Bethel No. 33 and he often chaperoned many Bethel activities. He was a long-time member of Gideon International and held a lifetime membership in the Elks Lodge No. 660.
He was a member of Zion Congregational Church where he served as Sunday school superintendent, a member and past president of the Church Board and as a deacon.
After retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Wiederspahn spent several months a year in Peoria, Ariz., and attended Desert Palms Presbyterian Church, where also served as a Stephen minister.
Arling Wiederspahn is survived by his two children and their spouses, Janet and Dwight Haught and Al Wiederspahn and Cynthia Lummis, all of Cheyenne; grandchildren, LaRon Hogg-Haught of San Francisco, LaRae Reid and her husband, James of Hollister, Calif., Trenton Hogg and his wife, Melissa of Cheyenne and Annaliese Wiederspahn of Cheyenne; great-grandchildren, Shane, Nathan and Quinn Dirksen of Hollister and Louden Hogg of Cheyenne; a sister-in-law, Irene Lamb; several nieces and nephews; and his extended family includes David Haught and his wife Cindy of Sheridan, Don Haught and his wife Robin and Doug Haught and his wife Julie, all of Torrington; eight great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Edvina, whom he married March 17, 1938; his parents, George and Elizabeth Wiederspahn; two sisters, Barbara Weber and Rose Lamb; and two brothers, Conrad Wiederspahn and Robert Wiederspahn.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes with the Rev. Elmer Wilhelm officiating. Interment will be at Beth El Cemetery. Friends may contribute to the Arling and Edvina Wiederspahn Scholarship at Laramie County Community College, 1400 East College Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82007 or Wyoming Chapter of Alzheimer's Association, 119 3rd Street, Douglas WY 82631.



WIEDESPAN, Gladys Lillian

b. 13 Dec 1921 - Fort Morgan, Colorado

d. 20 Feb 2008 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

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

Gladys Lillian Talbot, 86, of Scottsbluff, died Wednesday evening, Feb. 20, 2008, at the Emerald Court in Scottsbluff.
Her Funeral will be at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 25, at the Monument Bible Church at Scottsbluff with Pastor D. Jake Roberts officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery at Scottsbluff.
Memorials in Glady's name may be made to the Church. Friends may call at the Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff, Sunday Feb. 24 from 1to 7 p.m. Her obituary may be viewed at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com, where condolences may be left for her family.
Gladys was born Dec 13, 1921, in Fort Morgan, Colo., the daughter of Jacob and Marie (Stroh) Wiederspan. She was raised and educated at Fort Morgan, graduating with the Class of 1939 from the Fort Morgan High School. She then took postgraduate courses in Business Education. She worked for an Insurance and Real Estate Agency. She then was the secretary for the Superintendent for the Fort Morgan School System. Gladys was united in marriage to Leslie L. "Jerry" TALBOT, USAF, July 5, 1943, in Great Falls, Mont., where they lived for a year and a half. They then returned to Fort Morgan, where they lived from 1944 until 1955, when they moved to Scottsbluff. Gladys was an area manager and operated a Fuller Brush Store. Jerry and Gladys owned and operated an Electronics Distribution Business in Scottsbluff for 21 years.
She was a member of the Monument Bible Church, the Awana Program and taught Sunday School. She also taught the Children's Evangelical Fellowship teaching them about Jesus and the salvation they may have through Him and sang in the Church Choir. Besides her Church activities, she loved her family and gardening.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry; son, Daniel Bryan (Diane) Talbot, III of Hudson, Mass.; daughter, Marji Ann Dickson of Kimball; grandchildren, Alexander Dickson, III of Colorado Springs, Colo., Mindy (Jeffrey) Thompson of Fort Collins, Colo., Heather Dickson of Kimball; brother, Edwin (Joyce) Wiederspan of Evans, Colo. and sister-in-law, Elsie Wiederspan of Fort Morgan.
Preceding her in death were her parents; son, Brad Nov. 22, 1972; brother, Harold Wiederspan and sister, Marjorie Nichols.



b. 5 May 1934 - New England

d. Dec 1949 - Dickinson, North Dakota

From Dickinson ND Press 29 Dec 1949

Submitted by eusteel@cox.net

Lu Allen Wilhelm, fifteen-year-old New England youth, died at St. Joseph's hospital Tuesday. The eighth grade student, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Wilhelm, died from a blood clot on the lung.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's church in New England.
Lu Allen was born in New England, May 5, 1934.
Survivors include his parents, brothers, Robert, Eugene and James; and six sisters, Mrs. Leland Stall, Pattie, Donna, Connie, Ilene and Linda, all at home.
The Mischel funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Dickinson ND Press 29 Dec 1949



See Ruth Meyer


WINDOLZ, Georgine

b. 27 Jan 1925 - Victoria, Kansas

d. 23 Jan 2008 - Victoria, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, January 25, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

VICTORIA - Georgine Wasinger, 82, died Jan. 23, 2008, at her home in Victoria.
She was born Sept. 27, 1925, in Victoria, the daughter of Raymond J. and Adelaide Wasinger Windholz. A resident of Victoria since 1976, moving from Chase, she was a homemaker and had worked for Baxter Labs in Hays.
She belonged to St. Fidelis Catholic Church and St. Fidelis Daughters of Isabella, both in Victoria.
On Feb. 14, 1944, she married Mike T. WASINGER in Victoria. He died July 5, 2001.
Survivors include: two sons, Tom L., Hays, and Ray, Victoria; four daughters, Mickey Wasinger, Goddard, Judy Truhlar, Turon, Jane Sparks, Derby, and Nancy Cantrell, Olathe; a brother, Ralph Windholz, Victoria; a sister, Alice Staab, Hays; a half sister, Kathleen Schumacher, Hays; 20 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Julius, Syl, Alvin J. and Ray Windholz; an infant brother, Anthony Windholz; a sister, Theresa Wood; two infant sisters, Johanna Marie and Dolores Catherine Windholz; and a great-granddaughter.
A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. today, followed by a vigil service at 8 p.m., at Cline's Mortuary, Victoria. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Burial will be in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria. Memorials may be sent to the church, Hospice of Hays Medical Center or for Masses, all in care of the mortuary, 412 Main, Victoria, KS 67671.

VICTORIA - Wasinger, Georgine, 82, died Jan. 23, 2008. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Fidelis Catholic Church. Survivors: sons, Tom, Ray; daughters, Mickey Wasinger, Judy Truhlar, Jane Sparks, Nancy Cantrell; brother, Ralph Windholz; sister, Alice Staab; half-sister, Kathleen Schumacher; 20 grandchildren. Cline's Mortuary. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/25/2008.




b. 11 Sep 1918 - Emmeram, Kansas

d. 12 Mar 2008 - Hays, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - March 25, 2008

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Amelia Giebler, 89, Hays, died Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at Hays Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 11, 1918, in Emmeram to Peter and Sophia (Meis) Windholz.

She married Alvin Francis Giebler on June 6, 1939, in Catherine. He preceded her in death Feb. 14, 1996. She was a cook at Wilson School.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays.

Survivors include two sons, Alvin Giebler and wife Jann, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Johnny Giebler and wife, Kim, Norman, Okla.; three daughters, Diann Dreiling and husband, Clarence, Selma Cook and husband, Francis, both of Hays, and JoAnn Thiessen and husband, Lauren, Wichita; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Alois Windholz, Ben Windholz and Tom Windholz; and three sisters, Helen Herl, Martha Leiker and Irene Dinkel.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Monday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine. A vigil will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Van Fund at St. John's of Hays Nursing Home in care of the funeral home.

HAYS - Giebler, Amelia, 89, died March 12, 2008. Service 10 a.m. Monday, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survivors: sons, Alvin, Johnny; daughters, Diann Dreiling, Selma Cook, JoAnn Thiessen; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren. Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 3/15/2008.


WINTER, Denis J.

b. abt 1959

d. 19 Nov 2004

From The Wichita Eagle - November 23, 2004, Submitted by Harvey May

WINTER, Denis J., age 45, of Sicklerville, New Jersey, died Friday, November 19, 2004. Services pending. Survived by wife, Kim of Sicklerville, NJ; son, Seth; daughter, Kelsey both Sicklerville, NJ; mother Catherine Winter of Clearwater. Webb-Shinkle Mortuary, Clearwater.



b. 25 Nov 1917 - Durham, Kansas

d. 7 March 2008 - Marion, Kansas

From Hutchison (Kan) News - Saturday, March 8, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

DURHAM - Reinhold Winter, 90, died March 7, 2008, in Marion. He was born Nov. 25, 1917, in Durham, the son of Jacob and Eva Wasemiller Winter. He was a farmer and stockman. He belonged to Zion Lutheran Church. On Dec. 15, 1946, he married Helen TEEZEN in Tampa.
Survivors include: a son, Melvin, Wichita; three daughters, Linda Horstick, Richmond, Marlene Swisher, Reading, and Irma Piper, Marion; a brother, Edwin, Hillsboro; a sister, Emma Weber, Herington; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church, Hillsboro, with the Rev. Brett Huebner presiding. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro, with the family present. Burial will be in Durham Park Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Zion Lutheran Church or Hospice Care of Kansas, both in care of the funeral home.

DURHAM - Winter, Reinhold, 90, died March 7, 2008. Service 10:30 a.m. Monday, Zion Lutheran Church, Hillsboro. Survivors: son, Melvin; daughters, Linda Horstick, Marlene Swisher, Irma Piper; brother, Edwin; sister, Emma Weber; 8 grandchildren. Jost Funeral Home. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 3/8/2008.


WINTER, Reinhold

b. 25 Nov 1917 - Durham, Kansas

d. 7 Mar 2008 - Durham, Kansas

From Hillsboro Star Journal - March 12, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Reinhold Winter, 90, Marion, died March 7, 2008. Born Nov. 25, 1917, at Durham, he was the son of Jacob and Eva (Wasemiller) Winter. On Dec. 15, 1946, he married Helen TEETZEN at Tampa. He was a farmer/stockman living in the Durham area. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Hillsboro. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen.

Survivors include a son, Melvin and Diane Winter of Wichita; three daughters, Linda and Jerry Horstick of Richmond, Marlene and Mark Swisher of Reading, and Irma and Jim Piper of Marion; brother, Edwin Winter of Hillsboro; sister, Emma Weber of Herington; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services were Monday morning at Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Brett Huebner officiating. Burial was in Durham Park Cemetery. Memorial funds have been established with Zion Lutheran Church or Hospice Care of Kansas.



b. 1 Aug 1930 - Ethan, South Dakota

d. 5 Jan 2008 - Hugoton, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, January 7, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

HUGOTON - Juanita M. Brounko-Longhofer, 77, died Jan. 5, 2008, at Stevens County Hospital, Hugoton.
She was born Aug. 1, 1930, in Ethan, S.D., the daughter of Ralph and Margaret Moore Wittstruck. She was a homemaker. She belonged to the Lutheran Church, Guymon, Okla.
On July 7, 1980, she married Jerry LONGHOFER in Denver. He survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Randall Brounko, Sheldon, Iowa; two daughters, Carol Salazar, Sanborn, Iowa, and Margaret Larson, Round Lake, Minn.; a sister, Kay Zoss, Woonsocket, S.D.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Donn and Jerry Wittstruck, a sister, Marty Gaulke, and a grandson.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Paul's Funeral Home, Hugoton, with the Rev. Greg Lindenberger presiding. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hugoton Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Pioneer Manor Nursing Home, in care of the funeral home.


WOELK, Hilda D.

b. 12 Oct 1934 - Goessel, Kansas

d. 28 Dec 2007 - Newton, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, December 30, 2007, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

HESSTON - Hilda D. Regier, 73, died Dec. 28, 2007, at Newton Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 12, 1934, in Goessel, the daughter of Jacob and Bertha Nickel Woelk. She was a homemaker. She belonged to Kingdom Life Ministries, Hesston.
On Oct. 28, 1955, she married Vernon REGIER in Buhler. He survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, Roy, Newton, and Delbert, Halstead; a daughter, Joann Rutledge, St. Louis; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Eastlawn Cemetery. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Kingdom Life Ministries Church, Hesston, with Pastor Scott Miller presiding. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at Miller Funeral Home, Hesston. Memorials may be sent to Kingdom Life Ministries, in care of the funeral home.




b. 2 Oct 1909 - Dickinson, North Dakota

d. 4 Jun 1951 - Washington, D. C.

From Dickinson ND Press - 19 Jun 1951, Submitted by eusteel@cox.net

Military rites were held for Ralph Wolbaum who passed away in Georgetown hospital in Washington, D. C., on June 4. The services were conducted Sunday, June 17, at the St. Joseph �s Catholic church in Dickinson with The Reverend Father Haspert officiating.
Mr. Wolbaum was born October 2, 1909, in Dickinson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Wolbaum. He had served in World War II. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Eva Wolbaum, two brothers and three sisters. They are Ben and Jack of Dickinson; Mrs. Mike Hellmann, Mrs. Mary Emineth, and Mrs. Henry Geiger, all of Dickinson.
The Mischel funeral home is in charge of the funeral. Dickinson ND Press 19 Jun 1951


WOLF, August A.

b. 15 Aug 1919 - Lehigh, Kansas

d. 28 Mar 2008 - Garland, Texas

From The Wichita Eagle - Tuesday, April 1, 2008, Submitted by Harvey May

Wolf, August A., born August 15, 1919, in Lehigh, Kansas. August was the youngest of five children born to Alexander Wolf and Anna Margaret Schreiner-Wolf. After serving in the Army Air Corp in the South Pacific during World War II, August returned to Wichita and went to work for Boeing. In 1946, he met and married Josephine FALL of Montrose, Kansas. In 1958, they moved to Kansas City, MO. August worked for the Bendix Corp. until retirement. In 1991, he and his wife, Josephine moved back to Wichita and lived there until 2005 when they moved to Dallas, Texas to live near their youngest daughter, Cindy. August was a loving husband and devoted father and grandfather. He died peacefully at home at the age of 88 on March 18th, 2008 in Garland, Texas. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Josephine Wolf, of Garland, TX, his daughter, Cindy Biter of Richardson, TX, two sons-in-law, Doug Biter and Joel Falk and four grandchildren, Adele Falk and Isaac Falk of Overland Park, Kansas, Charlie Biter and James August "Augie" Biter of Richardson, Texas. Preceding August in death are his eldest daughter, Jean Falk and his brothers and sisters, Reinhold, Henry, Lydia and Alex. Visitation will be on Tuesday evening, April 1, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Apr8l 2, at 10:00 a.m. both at the Broadway Mortuary. Services by Broadway Mortuary.

Information from funeral pamphlet: August A. Wolf - A son was born to Alexander and Anna Margaret (nee Schreiner) Wolf on August 15, 1919, in Lehigh, Kansas. Young August was baptized into Christ on October 19 of that year, and on Palm Sunday of 1933 he confessed his Lord publicly and became a communicant member of the Evangelical Lutheran church. After graduating from high school in Lehigh, he continued working in his father's machine shop, learning the trade and serving local Mennonites as a blacksmith. After working for the railroad, August then began a career as a machinist that took him to Cessna, Boeing and Bendix. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, after which time he married Josephone Fall, whom he had met years before at a dance hall. The Lord granted two daughters: Dixie Jean (now deceased) and Cindy. The love between husband and wife was manifested in a lose partnership, as they "did everything together," with August always having his wife " always on the go."

Having lived for a time in Wichita but then elsewhere, the couple returned to Wichita in 1991. Their active life was curtailed in 2004 by an automobile accident , and by August's heart surgery a year later. In addition to traveling on the road, August Wolf especially enjoyed pheasant hunting, working on cars, and collecting watches, coins, and logo baseball caps. He is remembered for his confident, outgoing manner, always making a lasting impression on those he met. He was both capable and tender, decisive and loving. He passed away on March 28, 2008, at home in Garland, Texas. His burial place is in Lehigh.


WOLF, Edward

b. 22 Feb 1917 - Saginaw, Michigan

d. 30 Jan 2008 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From Published in The Star-Herald,Scottsbluff, NE - 2/4/2008 - 2/6/2008, Submitted by Mark B. Wills

MINATARE - Edward Wolf, 90, of Minatare, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 at the Western Nebraska Veterans Home at Scottsbluff. Cremation has been held at the Jolliffe Funeral Home Crematory at Scottsbluff. His Memorial Service will be Monday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Jolliffe Funeral Home with the Reverend Ed Hunzeker officiating. Inurnment will be in West Lawn Cemetery at Gering with Military Honors provided by the Nebraska National Guard. A Memorial in Ed's name has been established to the Western Nebraska Veterans Home. His obituary may be viewed at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com, where condolences may be left for his family.
Ed was born Feb. 22, 1917 at Saginaw, Mich., the son of Dave, Sr. and Anna (Reigert) Wolf. He moved with his family to Gering in 1920. He enlisted in the United States Army, June 15, 1942 and was honorably discharged Dec. 6, 1945. Ed was united in marriage to Janice STEARLEY, April 22, 1957 at Gering. He returned to Gering where he worked at the Scotts Bluff National Monument before his retirement. He then worked the sugar campaigns at the Great Western Sugar Colo. He was an excellent pool player and horseshoe pitcher.
Survivors include his wife Janice, daughter Deanna (C.J.) Stricker of Scottsbluff, son Douglas of Scottsbluff, numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Manuel Wolf, Dave Wolf, Jr. and sister Mollie Heil.


WOLF, Helen Lorene

b. 10 May 1920 - Beaver County, Oklahoma

d. 13 Feb 2008 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, February 15, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

GATE, Okla. - Helen "Lorene" Miller, 87, died Feb. 13, 2008, at Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City.
She was born May 10, 1920, on the homestead in Beaver County, Okla., the daughter of David E. and Clairissia Casey Wolf. She graduated from Gate High School in 1939. She was a homemaker.
She belonged to Gate United Methodist Church and attended Gate Friends Church in her earlier years.
On Nov. 6, 1940, she married William George "Bill" MILLER at Woodward, Okla. He died Oct. 10, 1996.
Survivors include: two sons, Mike Miller and wife Cynthia, Midland, Glenn Miller and wife Kenda, Gate, Okla.; a daughter, Darlene Nelson, Elkhart; two sisters, Doris Robertson, Iola, and Lydia Whited, Prue, Okla.; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: a son-in-law, Monty Nelson; daughter-in-law, Becky Miller; four sisters, Lela Billings, Juanita Partridge, Loretta Stanley and Barbara Heglin; two brothers, Richard Wolf and Larry Wolf; a granddaughter, Debbie Hall; and a great-granddaughter, Lily Ann Mead.
Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Gate United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Timothy Heemstra and the Rev. Wes Peterman presiding. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Myatt Funeral Home, Laverne Okla. Burial will be in Gate Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Laverne Veterans Memorial or the American Heart Association, both in care of the funeral home.

Note: The parents of William George Bill Miller - Reinhart and Mary Meier Miller; grandparents Gottfried and Mary Steinle Meier coming to the US from Dreispitz, Russia.

ASHLAND - Miller, Helen "Lorene," 87, of Gate, Okla., died Feb. 13, 2008. Service 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Gate United Methodist Church. Survivors: son, Mike of Midland, Glenn of Gate; daughter, Darlene Nelson of Elkhart; sisters, Doris Robertson of Iola, Lydia Whited of Prue, Okla.; 12 grandchildren. Myatt Funeral Home, Laverne, Okla. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 2/15/2008.


WOLF, Helen Lorene

b. 10 May 1920 - Beaver County, Oklahoma

d. 13 Feb 2008 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

From Amarillo Globe-News - February 15, 2008, Submitted by Awilda Jergenson

GATE, OKLA. - Helene "Lorene" Miller, 87, died Wednesday Feb. 13, 2008, in Oklahoma City. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Gate United Methodist Church with the Rev. Timothy Heemstra and the Rev. Wes Peterman officiating. Burial will be in Gate Cemetery by Myatt Funeral Home of Laverne. Mrs. Miller was born May 10, 1920, in Beaver County to David E. and Clairissia Casey Wolf. She married. William George "Bill" MILLER on Nov. 6, 1940, in Woodward.

Survivors include two sons, Mike Miller of Midland, Kan., and Glenn Miller of Gate; a daughter, Darlene Nelson of Elkhart, Kan.; two sisters, Doris Robertson of Iola, Kan., and Lydia Whited of Prue; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to Laverne Veterans Memorial or the American Heart Association, in care of the funeral ho me, P.O. Box 909, Laverne, OK 73848.


WOLFE, Grace P.

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WOLFE, Philip

b. 1864 - Russia

d. 18 Nov 1949 - Dickinson, North Dakota

From Dickinson ND Press 19 Nov 1949, Submitted by eusteel@cox.net
Philip Wolfe, 85, retired farmer, died at 9:30 a.m. yesterday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Leo Booke. He had been ill a year and a half. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph's church, with Msgr. George P. Aberle officiating. Six grandchildren will serve as pall bearers.
Mr. Wolfe was born in Russia in 1864 and came to the United States in 1899. His wife, Johanna REISENAUER who he married in Russia, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his children, Joe Wolfe, Jack Wolfe, Mrs. Nels Nasset, Mrs. Leo Booke of Dickinson; Philip J. Wolfe, Wenatchee, Wash., Paul Wolfe, Munich, N. Dak., and one brother, Jerome, Idaho. Dickinson ND Press 19 Nov 1949



WOLFF, Ardene E. (Clausen)

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WOLSKI, Ann Schwartzkopf (Reichert)

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WOODARD, Margaret Caldwell (Stimpert)

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WOODS, Dorothy

b. 25 Feb 1945 - Winfield, Kansas

d. 10 Apr 2008 - Wilson, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Saturday, April 12,2008

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

WILSON -- Dorothy Foran, 63, Wilson, died Thursday, April 10, 2008. She was born Dorothy Woods on Feb. 15, 1945, in Winfield. She was a homemaker. Survivors: husband, Kevin (Foran), of Wilson; son, William of Jacksonville, Ill.; daughters, Tamera French, Maura Crittenden, Brenna Foran and Sarah Masters, all of Bloomington, Ill.; brother, Robert of Indiana, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Memorial Mass: 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Burial: church cemetery. Rosary: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials: American Society of Autism, in care of Foster Mortuary, 610 24th, Box 533, Wilson 67490.


WORLEY, Helen H. (Lampmann)

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