BACKER, Gladys M. (Schutt)

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BACKHUS, Herbert J.

b. 25 Jul 1924 - Tampa, Kansas

d. 12 Sep 2008

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, September 13, 2008

TAMPA - Herbert J. Backhus, 84, died Sept. 12, 2008 at Hillsboro. Born June 25, 1924, near Tampa, the son of John G. and Helena Ottensmeier Backhus. Married Ida SCHMIDT. She died April 19, 1991. Survivors include: brothers, Harry, Leavenworth, John, Enterprise, and Wilbert, Tampa; sisters, Elma Meyer and Frieda Bentz, both Tampa, and Ella Heidemann, Decatur, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Tampa. .


BACON, Leota

b. 1 Feb 1928 - Kearney, Nebraska

d. 24 Oct 2008 - Gering, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 28 Oct 2008

Leota Brawner, 80, a longtime Kimball resident died at Heritage Estates in Gering, on Friday, October 24, 2008. Funeral services at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball. Burial in the Kimball Cemetery. Leota Brawner was born in Kearney, NE on February 1, 1928, the daughter of Fred and Anna (Hartman) Bacon. She met and married W. D. BRAWNER in Kearney. Survivors include her son Michael (Karrie) Brawner of Kimball; daughters Micki Brawner (Lanny Little) of Riverside, CA. and Mary Brawner of Riverside, CA; brother Kenny Bacon of Casper, WY; grandchildren Jessika Sheenan of Kimball and Krystal Brawner of Sidney; great grandchildren Braxton Brawner and K-Den Sheenan, both of Kimball. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Dick and Chuck Bacon and sister Ardith Sorensen


BAHR, Rose C. (Jacobs)

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BAILEY, Helen G. Tharp (Siebert)

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BAIR, Rita Ann

b. abt 1954

d. 23 Sep 2008

From Wichita Eagle - Thursday, September 25, 2008

WINFIELD - Wasinger, Rita Ann, 54, died Sept. 23, 2008. Service 10 a.m. Sat., Holy Name Catholic Church, Winfield. Survivors: husband, Darrell; daughters, Leticia Hickman, Gina Urban, Sara Robl, Susan Wasinger; mother, Eleanor Bair; brother, Roger Bair; sisters, Linda Raftopoulos, Melissa Fraley. Miles Funeral Home.


BAIR, Rita Ann

b. 18 Dec 1953 - Winfield, Kansas

d. 23 Sep 2008 - Winfield, Kansas

Hays Daily News - Friday, September 26, 2008

Rita Ann Wasinger, 54, Winfield, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, at William Newton Hospital, Winfield.

Born Dec. 18, 1953, in Winfield to Orville L. and Eleamor (Goodrich) Bair. Married Darrell E. Wasinger. Survivors include her husband, of the home; four daughters, Leticia Hickman, Kansas City, Mo., Gina Urban, Philadelphia; Sarah Robl, Owasso, Okla.; and Susan Wasinger, Hays; her mother, Burden; a brother, Roger Bair, Burden; and two sisters, Linda Raftopoulos, Wichita, and Melissa Fraley, Burden. She was preceded in death by her father. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Name Catholic Church, Winfield; burial in Burden Cemetery.


BAKER, Delta M. (Brack)

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BALZER, Barbara

b. 23 Sep 1943 - Billings, Montana

d. 29 Feb 2008 - Yakima, Washington

From Great Seattle Chapter Newsletter - March/April 2008

Barbara Drake - Sep. 23, 1943 - Feb. 29, 2008 - Barbara Ann Drake passed away on 29 February 2008 at the age of 64 in Yakima. Her ancestors came from the Volga villages of Kautz, Donhof, and Balzer. She was a life member of AHSGR and served as Membership Chairman of the Central Washington Chapter of AHSGR and was active in the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society. Born in Billings, MT.. Her husband Alvin (Bud) Drake preceded her in death on December 20, 1991. Burial in West Hills Memorial Park.



b. 7 Jun 1926 - Newton, Kansas

d. 14 Oct 2008 - Inman, Kansas

From Newton Kansan - Friday, October 17, 2008

INMAN — John R. Balzer, age 82, passed away Tuesday, (Oct. 14, 2008) at Inman. Born June 7, 1926 in Newton, the son of David D. and Agatha Siemens Balzer. On June 5, 1952, he married Velma Jean KREHBIEL at Blackwell, Oklahoma. She passed away on April 6, 1995. On December 22, 1996, he married Arlene SCHMIDT SCHROEDER at Inman. She survives. He is survived by four sons: John Schmidt and wife Kay of Walton, Tim Schmidt and wife Lisa of Whitewater, David Balzer and wife Kris of Inman, Paul Balzer and wife Janet of Hurley, S.D.; two daughters: Jenny Crow and husband Doug of Emporia, Joyce Peirce and husband Rudy of Housatonic, Mass.; and 10 grandchildren . He was preceded in death by his twin sister Annie, in infancy; and three brothers, twins Melvin and Menno, in infancy, and Victor. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Hebron Cemetery in rural Buhler.


BALZER, Patricia L.

b. 11 Dec 1942 - Worden, Montana

d. 9 Sep 2008 -

From Billings Gazette - Billings, MT, 12 Sep 2008

Patricia L. Kramer passed away Sept. 9, 2008. Born Dec. 11, 1942, the daughter of John and Linda Balzer of Worden. Married Larry E. KRAMER of Billings. Patricia was preceded in death by her mother, Linda Weideman Balzer and her father-in-law, August Kramer. Patricia is survived by her father, John Balzer; her husband, Larry E. Kramer; brother Al (Karen) Balzer of Houston; sister Judy Balzer of Billings; mother-in-law Alma Kramer of Billings; brothers-in-law, Jerry, Ken and Jack Kramer of Billings; sisters-in-law, Carolyn (Ron) Gerondale of Red Lodge and Diane Kramer of Billings; children Robyn (Monte) Harstad of Pryor, Melaine (Todd) Jansma of Molt, Kathy (Warren) Scheafer of Las Vegas, Lori (Kyle) Frank of Billings. She has 10 grandchildren. Funeral services at Faith Chapel, Monday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m.



b. 9 Feb 1912- Laurel, Montana

d. 8 Aug 2008 - Billings, Montana

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 10 Aug 2008

Lydia Hardt, 96 of Billings passed away August 8, 2008 at Billings.
The daughter of Fred and Katherine Bangert, Lydia was born Feb. 9, 1912, in Laurel. Married Pete HARDT in Laurel. Survivors include two sons, Dick and his wife Betty, Ray and his wife Pat, and son-in-law Donald "Gene" Ostermiller, all of Billings, 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and her brother Lawrence Bangert of Belfry. She was preceded in death by her husband Pete; daughter Betty Ostermiller; three brothers; and two sisters. he care Lydia received. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday at Pilgrim Congregational Church with interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens.


BANGERT, Martha (Deines)

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BANKS, Harriet

b. 7 Sep 1915 -Billings, Montana

d. 1 Jul 2008

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 4 Jul 2008

Harriet Ziegler was born Sept. 7, 1915, in Billings, the daughter of Harry and Emma Banks. Married William A. ZIEGLER . He died in 1975. Harriet passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at her home at Aspen View. She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Joe Delaney. Harriet is survived by her daughters Barbara (Glenn) Sorenson and Janet (Al) Halvor, her brother Harry Banks, her Foreign Exchange daughter Ilona Beumer, Bruce and many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 5, at 2 p.m. at First English Lutheran Church.


BARE, Jessie

b. 27 Jan 1919

d. 26 Jul 2008 - Ulysses, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - 29 January 2008

ULYSSES - Jessie Schibbelhut, 89, died July 26, 2008, at Ulysses. Born Jan. 27, 1919, to Ben and Lula Rogers Bare. Married Harvey SCHIBBELHUT He preceded her in death. Survivors include: one son, Tom Heidler, Amarillo, Texas; one brother, Dee Bare, Norman, Okla.; one sister, Betty Skinner, Ponca City, Okla.; two grandchildren, Amber Given, Edmond, Okla., Nathaniel Heidler, Olathe; and one great-granddaughter, Alexandria Heidler, Boston. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Ulysses Cemetery, Ulysses.


BARNES, Rada Fern Kohl Spears (Berry)

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BARTEL, Hilma E.

b. abt 1917

d. 27 Nov 2008 - Lansing, Kansas

From McPherson Sentinel - Monday, December 8, 2008

Hilma E. Bartel, 91, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008. Survivors include: a son, Jerry Bartel of Denver, Colo.; daughters Charlotte Rittenhouse of Leavenworth, and Cheryl Burington of Fredericksburg, Va.; five grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.


BARTEL. James L.

b. 7 Aug 1932 - Wichita, Kansas

d. 16 Jul 2008 - Riverside, California

Form Wichita Eagle - Sunday, July 20,2008

Bartel, James L., age 75, passed away on July 16, 2008 in Riverside, California. Jim was born in Wichita, Kansas on August 7, 1932 Jim is survived by his wife of six years, Sue; and by his sisters, Lois Peterson of Fairfield, Illinois, and Betty Menehan of Wichita, Kansas and granddaughters, Lacey Pyeatte of Parker, Colorado, and Kenzie Lombard of Anaheim Hills, California. At his request, Jim will be cremated and his ashes will be scattered in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego.


BARTEL, Peter S.

b. 14 Mar 1921 - Marion County, Kansas

d. 26 May - Wichita, Kansas

From Wichita Eagle - Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Bartel, Peter S., 87, died Mon., May 26. (2008) Services: 11:00 a.m. Friday at Lorraine Ave. Mennonite Church. Survivors: wife of 58 years Amanda, son, Charles Bartel, daughter, Deborah Winegarner, grandchildren, Justin & Jerad Winegarner, and Noah Bartel and gr. granddaughter Kristian Winegarner, brother, Roland Bartel, sisters, Martha Peters & Linda Goertzen. He is preceded in death by 7 siblings. Memorial: Lorraine Ave. Mennonite Church. Peter Samuel Bartel was born March 14, 1921, to Peter and Anna Schmidt Bartel in Marion County, Kansas. .


BASGALL, Viola Klim (Niernberger)

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BATES, Helen Lee (Prester)

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BATH, Elenore A.

b. 20 Feb 1918 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

d. 8 Jun 2008 - Dodge City, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, June 10, 2008

DODGE CITY - Elenore A. Roesener, 90, died June 8, 2008, in Dodge City. Born Feb. 20, 1918, in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of Gustave Adolph and Ida (Schultz) Bath. Married Oscar ROESENER He died April 9, 1969. Survivors include: sons, Donald, Dodge City, and Keith, Arnold, Mo.; daughter, Marcia Kadavy and husband David, Munden; two grandsons; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City, .


BATT, Marvin Leroy

b. 7 Jan 1931 - Creighton Valley

d. 8 Jun 2008 - Gering, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 11 Jun 2008

Marvin Leroy Batt, 77, of Gering, died Sunday, June 8, 2008. Funeral services at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 12, at Central Church of Christ in Gering . Marvin was born Jan. 7, 1931, to Melvin and Lydia (Meyer) Batt at his grandparents (Conrad and Anna Batt) Creighton Valley farm home. Married Arlene HULBERT in 1951 at Central Church of Christ in Gering. Survivors include his wife, Arlene; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Jamalee and Kevin and Linda of Gering; daughters, Cindy and Sheri both of Windsor, Colo.; grandchildren, Trevor (Leslie) Batt of Melbeta, Kendy (Jared) Brock of Raymond, Neb., T.J. (Kate) Batt and Brooks Batt of Gering, Lacey Batt of Kearney, Neb., Aaron (Katie) Wlaschin of St. Paul, Minn., and Brian (Emily) Wlaschin of Omaha, Neb.; six great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Myron and Glennie Batt of Lisco, Neb.; sisters-in-law, Karen Batt of Denver, and Myrt (Tucker) Hughbanks of Gering, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Larry and Donna Hulbert of Dallas, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents, in-laws, Lewis and Opal Hulbert, grandson, Cory, brother James, infant brother Larry and brother-in-law, Keith Hulbert.


BAUER, Harvey Raymond Jonnie

b. 12 Dec 1930

d. 23 Sep 2008 - Garden City, Kansas

From Hutchison (Kan) News - September 25, 2008

GARDEN CITY - Harvey Raymond Jonnie Bauer, 77, died Sept. 23, 2008, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Dec. 12, 1930, the son of Cletus J. and Evelina Dague Bauer. Married Evelyn Marie DOUGHERTY. She survives. Other survivors include: sons, Ronnie R., Meade, and Deann C., Scott City; daughter; Deann M. Reeves, Garden City; three grand-daughters; and two great-grand-daughters. Funeral at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Prairie View Church of the Brethren, Friend.


BAUER, Irene Ettabelle (Lippert)

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BAUER, Julie Ann

b. 10 Jun 1968 - Fort Dodge, Iowa

d. 7 Jun 2008

From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - June 10, 2008

HASTINGS, Neb. — Julie Ann Cronk, 39, passed away on June 7. (2008) Born June 10, 1968, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Survivors include her children, all of Hastings, Neb.; her mother and stepfather, Diane and Jerry Peterson of Hastings, Neb.; her father and stepmother, James and Janet Bauer of Ellinwood; a brother, Michael Bauer and wife Amanda and nephew Ryan Bauer of Hastings, Neb.; a sister, Kimberly DuBois and husband James, and nieces, Taylor and Brooke DuBois, of Windsor, Colo. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. today at All Saints Chapel, GSV, in Hastings,.


BAYES, Margaret Elizabeth

b. 27 Nov 1925 - Hope, Kansas

d. 4 Jun 2008 - Hillsboro, Kansas

From Abilene Reflector Chronicle - Sunday, June 08, 2008

HOPE -- Marguerite Elizabeth Utech, 82, Ramona, died June 4, 2008. Born Nov. 27, 1925, in rural Hope, the daughter of Charley and Maggie (Friedli) Bayes. Married Fred E. UTECH. Survivors include two sons, Garland of Amsterdam, Mo. and Marlon of Collierville, Tenn.; one daughter, Jeanetta Hanschu of Ramona; a sister, Margery Brown of Merriam; a brother, Glenn Bayes of Herington; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and other relatives. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Charles, Verne and William Bayes. Services 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 9, 2008, at the Carlson-Becker Funeral Home, Hope.


BEADLE, Mildred R. (Jantz)

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b. 4 Jan 1942 - Blackwell, Oklahoma

d. 25 Jun 2008 - Wichita, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, June 27, 2008

NEWTON - Wanda I. Ratzlaff, 66, died Wednesday, June 25, 2008. Born Jan. 4, 1942, in Blackwell, Okla. to Harold A. and Esther I. (Kuehny) Bechtel. Married Norman RATZLAFF. He survives. Other survivors include: one daughter, Donna (and Bill) Hetrick and grandchildren, Andrew Hetrick and Luke Hetrick, Wichita; son, Rodney D. Ratzlaff, Overland Park; sister, Elaine (and Alvin) Claassen, rural Whitewater; and sister-in-law, Sue Bechtel, Sedgwick. Mrs. Ratzlaff was preceded in death by one brother, Howard Bechtel. A family service will be held Monday, June 30, 2008, at 9:30 a.m. in the chapel at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in Goessel, followed by a burial in the Alexanderwohl.


BECKER, Edward D.

b. abt 1920

d. 31 Aug 2008 - Moundridge, Kansas

From McPherson Sentinel - Wednesday, September 3, 2008

MOUNDRIDGE- Edward D. Becker, 88, died August 31, 2008. Survivors include his wife, Thelda, Moundridge; one son, Kent Becker, Galva; four daughters, Karen Unruh, Marilee Johnson, and Janelle Mastre, all of Galva and Lynda Koehn, Copeland; 17 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Frances Becker, Moundridge, Elizabeth Koehn and Molly Yost, both of Macon, Miss. Funeral service will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Lone Tree Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, Galva.


BECKER, Esther (Nusz)

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b. 8 Apr 1919 - Brush, Colorado

d. 7 Aug 2008 - Amarillo, Texas

From Amarillo Globe News, Amarillo, Texas - August 10, 2008

Harry Becker, 89, of Amarillo died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Paramount Baptist Church. Born April 8, 1919, in Brush, Colo., to Henry and Catherine Becker. Married Loma Faye HEARN. He was preceded in death by his parents; two older brothers, Jacob Becker and Henry Becker Jr.; and an older sister, Alvina Mayes. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Loma Faye Becker; a son, Steven Becker and wife R'Jana of Amarillo; a granddaughter, Sara E'Lise Becker of Amarillo; a sister, Helen Marotte of Amarillo; and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.



b. 4 Nov 1925 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

d. 12 Nov 2008 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 16 Nov 2008

Helen Williams, 83, of Scottsbluff, died Nov. 12, 2008. Funeral services Monday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m., at Zion Evangelical Church in Scottsbluff. Helen was born on Nov. 4, 1925. Helen married Willie Williams. They were happily married for 62 years. She is survived by her sons, Willie and daughter-in-law Kathy, Rick and daughter-in-law Roxi; grandchildren, Michelle and Monte Burchett, Christine and Chris Zamarripa, Jill and Art Torres, Jason and Elena Williams, Andrew and Laura Williams, Allison and Matt Johnson and Alexis Williams; great-grandchildren, Jordon Urdiales, Alexandria Leal, Kassandra Leal, Courtnery Zamarripa, Christopher Zamarripa, Jazmine Colunga, and Jaeden Colunga; and great-grand-children, Jezriel Castenda and Dahzarian Ruiz. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Willie; her mother, Mary; father, Alex; brothers, Alex and Dave; and sisters, Rosie and Mary.


BECKER, Patricia J. (Harms)

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BECKER, Wayne H.

b. 3 Sep 1937

d. 5 Nov 2008 - Great Bend, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, November 7, 2008

GREAT BEND - Wayne H. Becker, 71, died Nov. 5, 2008. Born Sept. 3, 1937, the son of Harold L. and Lois H. Gilbert Becker. Married Karen BRENNER. She was deceased. He then married Karen COOK on Oct. 19, 1996. She died on April 8, 2000. He then married Karen A. MARMIE on May 4, 2001. She survives. Other survivors include: two sons, Rock W. and Ricky D.; two daughters, Tammy A. Hayden and Teri K. Stephenson; three sisters, Linda Sisson, Jean Radke and Ann Engel; two step-sons, Kevin L. Keller and Jeff T. Keller; one step-daughter, Kim M. Meeds; and 21 grandchildren. Services 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church, Great Bend.


BECKER, Wayne H.

b. 3 Sep 1937 - Great Bend, Kansas

d. 5 Nov 2008 - Great Bend, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Friday, November 7, 2008

GREAT BEND -- Wayne H. Becker, 71, died Nov. 5, 2008. He was born Sept. 3, 1937, in Great Bend, to Harold L. and Lois H. (Gilbert) Becker. Preceded in death by: first wife, Karen (Brenner) Becker. Survivors: wife, Karen (COOK) KELLER Becker, of the home; sons, Rock (Ivy), Great Bend, and Ricky (Johnita), Hutchinson; daughters, Tammy Hayden (Randy), Great Bend, and Teri Stephenson (Todd), Buehler; three sisters; two stepsons; a stepdaughter; and 21 grandchildren. Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10, at First United Methodist Church, Great Bend.


BECKER, Wesley William

b. 10 May 1914 - Russell, Kansas

d. 23 Nov 2008 - Russell, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Tuesday, November 25, 2008

RUSSELL — Wesley William Becker, 94, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008. Born May 10, 1914, near Russell, to Johan George and Marie Becker. Survivors: wife, Irene, of the home; daughters, Janet (Gerald) Machin and Sharon (Gary) Weese, all of Russell, Deanne (Bill) Mills, of Liberal, and Cathy Stiebens, of McPherson; stepchildren, Vicki (David) Morgan, of Yukon, Okla., Dennis (Cindy) DeWitt, of El Reno, Okla., and Cheryl Mugg, of Oklahoma City; a daughter-in-law; and 32 grandchildren. Preceded in death by: wife, Lillian; son, Randyl; and 15 brothers and sisters. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell.

BEER, Orlie Eugene

b. 8 Aug 1940

d. 14 Aug 2008 - Hat Creek, California

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, November 1, 2008

MILLEVILLE, Calif. - Orlie Eugene "Gene" Beer, 69, died Aug. 14, 2008, in a cycle/deer accident. He was born Aug. 8, 1940, the son of Mount and Hulda Jane "Tootise" Nuefeld Beer. Married Jane OLSEN. She survives. Other survivors include: three children, Jack, Laura and Kimberly; a sister, Bonnie and husband Don Bahrman; and a step-son Randal Olsen. Memorial service Aug. 30, 2008, at Faith Assembly Church, Redding, Calif.


BEHLING, Esther Irene (Green)

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BEISEL, Lillian

b. 5 Nov 1903 - Okeene, Oklahoma

d. 11 Feb 1999 - Okeene, Oklahoma

From Okeene Record - Thursday, February 11, 1999 -

GOFORTH, LILLIAN (BEISEL) 1903-1999 - Okeene - The funeral for Lillian Goforth, 95, will be 2:00 p.m. Monday at Okeene United Methodist Church. Burial in Roselawn Cemetery. She was born November 5, 1903, at Okeene to John "Fred" and Maria Nusz Beisel and died Thursday, February 11, 1999. Married Otis GOFORTH . Surviving are two sons: Lowell and Gene Sr., of Okeene; one sister, Alice Thom of Enid; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, six brothers, and one sister.


BEITZ, Mary (Wagner)

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BENDER, Clements

b. 21 Mar 1925 - St. Anthony, North Dakota

d. 13 May 2008 - Yakima, Washington

From Yakima WA Herald-Tribune - May 16, 2008
YAKIMA - Clements Bender, 83, of Yakima, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2008. Clem was born March 21, 1925 in St. Anthony, North Dakota, to Rose and Valentine Bender. He was one of seventeen children.
Married Naomi RICE. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Naomi Bender of Yakima; two sons, Larry Bender of Gleed and Dan Bender of Tacoma; five grandchildren, Becky, Amy, Shawn, Danny Jr. and Megan; seven great grandchildren, Shaye, Taylor, Brett, Adam, Colton, Kyle and Ben, all of whom he loved dearly; three brothers, Leonard, Frank and Bill, and two sisters, Angeline and Lilly. Clem was preceded in death by his parents, eight brothers and three sisters. A Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 17th, at St. Paul Cathedral.

BENDER, Elaine E.

b. 30 Apt 1950 - Russell, Kansas

d. 29 Jul 2008 - Hemingford, Nebraska

From Hays Daily News - Sunday, August 3, 2008

Elaine E. Hovorka, 58, died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, Hemingford, Neb. She was born April 30, 1950, in Russell to Marvin and Helen (Boxberger) Bender. Married John J. HOVORKA . He preceded her in death Feb. 4, 1997. Survivors include a brother, Larry Bender, Russell; and two sisters, Wanda Dimitt, Russell, and Joyce Bentley, Cabool, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents, twin infant children, John J. Hovorka, Jr., and Faith Hope Hovorka on March 13, 1992, and an infant in 1993. Services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John United Lutheran Church, Alliance, Neb.; burial in Hemingford Cemetery.


BENDER. Diana Lynn

b. 25 Jul 1947 - Pratt, Kansas

d. 21 Nov 2008 - Russell, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Diana Lynn (Bender) Mermis, 61, Russell, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2008. Born July 25, 1947, in Pratt to Phillip and Nadine (Romine) Bender. Married Stephen MERMIS. Survivors include her husband; of the home; a daughter, Audrey Mermis, Salina; her mother, Wichita; a brother, Curtis Bender, Kansas City; and three sisters, Phyllis Lyons, Houston, Kathy Nersesian, Russell, and Debbie Lewis, Wichita. She was preceded in death by a grandson. Cremation has taken place.


BENDER, Elaine

b. 30 Apr 1950 - Russell, Kansas

d. 29 Jul 2008 - Hemingford, Nebraska

From Lucas-Sylvan News - Thursday, August 7, 2008

Elaine Hovorka, 58, died Monday, July 29, 2008 in Hemingford, Nebraska. Born April 30, 1950, in Russell, Kansas, to Marvin and Helen (Boxberger) Bender. Married John J. HOVORKA . She was preceded in death by her husband John on February 4, 1997, twin infant children, John J. Hovorka, Jr., and Faith Hope Hovorka on March 13, 1991, an infant in 1993, her parents and brother-in-law Frank Hovorka. Survivors include her brother, Larry (Dona) Bender of Russell, Kansas; sisters, Wanda Dimitt of Russell and Joyce (Loren) Bentley of Cabool, Missouri; nieces, June Neal of Leavenworth, Kansas, Heide Middleton; nephews, Shawn Dimitt, Shreve Bentley of Branson, Missouri; great-nephews, Sebastin and T-Shean Neal of Leavenworth; aunts, Esther Fleishman of Colorado, and Tillie Prather of Oklahoma. Funeral services Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John's United Lutheran Church in Alliance. Burial in the Hemingford Cemetery.


BENDER, Lavina E. (Brack)

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BENDER, Matilda

b. 25 Feb 1922 - St. Peter, Kansas

d. 8 Jul 2008 - Tribune, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - July 10, 2008

Matilda Kleymann, 86, Tribune, died Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at Tribune. Born Feb. 25, 1922, in St. Peter to Mathew and Madlen Pfeifer Bender. Married Bernard McGEE. He preceded her in death Jan. 16, 1944. She later married Frederick J. KLEYMANN. He preceded her in death Aug. 4, 1997. Survivors include two sons, Joseph Kleymann, Tribune, and Blane Kleymann, Hays; a daughter, Bonnie Kern, Moorhead, Minn.; a sister, Albena Browning, Garden City; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services at 10:30 a.m. Mountain time Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tribune.


BENDER, Milton A.

b. 30 Nov 1925 - Russell, Kansas

d. 15 Jun 2008 - Salina, Kansas

From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - June 17, 2008

SALINA — Milton A. Bender, 82, Salina, died June 15 (2008). Born Nov. 30, 1925, in Russell, the son of August and Bertha Bender. He is survived by his wife Delores; son, Brian of Denver, Colo.; daughter, Brenda Schartz of Salina; two sisters, Tilly Prather of Guyman, Okla., and Esther Fleishmann of Greeley, Colo.; three grandchildren, Jason Briscoe of Salina, Dawn Briscoe of Denver and Sierra Schartz of Salina; and four great-grandchildren, Hailey and Leanda Briscoe of Oklahoma City and Aiden Briscoe and Jordan Komerck, both of Salina. Milton was preceded in death by four bothers and four sisters. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 702 S. Ninth, Salina.


BENNING, Carol Louise

b. 19 Feb 1942 - Denver, Colorado

d. 18 Nov 2008 - Wheatland, Wyoming

From Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Cheyenne, WY - 22 Nov 2008

Carol Louise Benning Fertig of Wheatland, 66, died Nov. 18 (2008). Born Feb. 19, 1942, in Denver, the daughter of Oliver and Louise Ione Benning. Survivors include her daughter, Barb Davis of Blue Springs, Mo.; daughter, Brenda Moore of Winona, Minn.; son, Martin Fertig; and daughter, Deanna Moriel; a nephew; nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tom FERTIG; and a brother, Mark Benning. Cremation has taken place.


BENTON, Alice N. (Schwerdtfeger)

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BENTZ, Magdalene M. (Meyer)

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BERENDS, Katherine Salene (Miller)

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BERNHARDT, Aline Mae Susdorf (Kreutziger)

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b. 22 Dec 1917

d. 26 May 2008 - Newton, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, May 28, 2008

NEWTON - Alvina Skibbe, 90, died May 26, 2008, in Newton. Born Dec. 22, 1917, daughter of Henry and Mary Hill Bernhardt. Married Forrest SKIBBE. He preceded her in death. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Petersen Funeral Home. Survivors: sons, Darrel and wife, Connie, Jerald; daughter, Jeannie Bateman; sister, Verla Mae Cott; 3 grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; three sisters.


 BERNHARDT, Robert James

b. 10 Jan 1927 - Billings, Montana

d. 31 Jul 2008 - Billings, Montana

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 31 Jul 2008

Robert James Bernhardt of Billings passed away Thursday July 31, 2008 at the age of 81. He was born on the family farm west of Billings on Jan. 10, 1927, the son of Marie Zeiler Bernhardt and Jacob Bernhardt. .
Married Ivylee BARKER. . He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Eugene, sisters Doris and Donna. He is survived by his wife, Ivylee, daughter Teri (Gary) Davis of Shepherd, sons Tom of Stevensville and Todd of Billings. Robert is also survived by his grandson Chad (Kanani) of Portland, Ore., and granddaughter Lindsey Davis of Billings. His great-grandchildren Quinton Bernhardt and Mele Bernhardt of Portland, Ore., Brother Willard (June) Bernhardt of White Sulphur Springs, Mont., and several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place.


BERRY, Rada Fern

b. 4 Feb 1919 - Brinkman, Oklahoma

d. 22 Aug 2004 - Edmond, Oklahoma

From Ultimate Tribute

Rada Fern "Berry"Kohl - 1919 - 2004 - OKEENE- Funeral service for Rada Fern Barnes Kohl, 85, Thursday, August 26 at 2:00 P.M. at First Christian Church in Okeene. Burial at Parvin Cemetery east of Okeene. Rada Fern was born February 4, 1919 in Brinkman, Oklahoma to George Pate and Lallie Mae (Summers) Berry. She passed away Sunday, August 22, 2004 in Edmond, Oklahoma. Married Claude E. BARNES. In 1967 Rada Fern married Sherman SPEARS. He died in 1969. Rada Fern married Leroy KOHL in 1971 and he died in 1996. Survived by two sons, Harold Barnes of Fairview and Doug Barnes of Okeene; two daughters, Claudine Hippard of Edmond and Joan McDonald of Enid; two sisters, Loutee Hefley of Elk City and Ysleta Coughlin of Tulsa; eight grandchildren eight great-grandchildren; numerous step-children and step-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husbands; one granddaughter; three brothers and one sister.


BETZ, Elwood

b. 26 Mar 1920 - Bayard, Nebraska

d. 29 Sep 2008 - Torrington, Wyoming

From Scottsbluff Star Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 2 Oct 2008

TORRINGTON, Wyo. - Elwood Betz, 88, died Monday morning, Sept. 29, 2008 at the Goshen Care Center at Torrington. Funeral Thursday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Faith United Church of Christ. Interment in the Bayard Cemetery. Elwood was born March 26, 1920 at Bayard, the son of Fredrick and Anna (Diener) Betz. Married Esther KAUFMAN. They were married 61 years. Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law Joleen and Chuck Kragel of Torrington, Judy and Jack Miller of Berthoud, Colo.; granddaughters and their husbands Charla and Gene Harris of St. Marys, Ga., Carrie and John DiMarzo of San Diego, Calif., Cristine and Ron Sutton of Colorado Springs, Colo.; great-grand-children Aaron and Kori Harris, Allyx and Jordyn Sutton and Jack DiMarzo; sister and brother-in-law Eldora and Herman Andreas of Scottsbluff; and special nephew and his wife Kent and Karen Andreas. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Esther, April 5, 2003, grandson Corey Miller, infant sister and his brother.


BIEKER, Blanche Cecilia

b. 20 Feb 1926

d. 11 Nov 2008

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, November 13, 2008

NESS CITY - Blanche Cecilia Schuler, 82, died Nov. 11, 2008. Was born Feb. 20, 1926.
Married Verlin F. SCHULER. He died March 31, 1994. Survivors include: son, Rodney; daughters, Beverly Schuler-Foos, Debbie Schaben, Vickie Quick, Belinda Schuler and Bonnie Cook; brother, Edward Bieker; sister, Alvina Wierman; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Requiem Mass at 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Ness City.


BIEKER, Blanche Cecelia

b. 20 Feb 1926 - Schoenchen, Kansas

d. 11 Nov 2008 - Hays, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Thursday, November 13, 2008

Blanche Cecilia Schuler, 82, Ness City, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at Hays. She was born Feb. 20, 1926, in Schoenchen to Theobold and Anna Stoecklein Bieker. She married Verlin F. SCHULER. He preceded her in death March 21, 1994. Survivors include a son, Rodney Schuler, Lyons; five daughters, Beverly Schuler-Foos, Bazine, Debbie Schaben, Hays, Vickie Quick, Hutchinson, Belinda Schuler, Wichita, and Bonnie Cook, Lyons; a brother, Edward Bieker, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Alvina Wierman, Ellis; 17 grand-children; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Church, Ness City; burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery.


BIEKER, Irene I.

b. 21 Feb 1922 Hays, Kansas

d. 8 May 2008 - Hays, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Sunday, May 10, 2008

Irene I. Seitz, 86, Hays, died Thursday, May 8, 2008. Born Feb. 21, 1922 in Hays to Wendelin J. and Mary (Munsch) Bieker. Married Thomas A. SEITZ, SR. He preceded her in death on Aug. 2, 1985.

Survivors include two foster daughters, Viola Kohlrus, Hays and Diane Ryan, Minden, Neb.; a step-daughter, Margaret Archer, Great Bend; a step-son, Norbert Seitz. Omaha, Neb.; two brothers, Edwin Bieker, La Crosse and Robert Bieker, Pueblo, Colo.; a sister, Mary Ann Jacobs, Russell, four foster grandchildren, Christina Bennett, Great Bend, Irene Kohlrus, Hays, Bryan Fetterolf and Matthew Jacobs, both of Minden; and two foster great-grandchildren, Cameron Jacob Kohlrus, Hays and Cole Fetterolf, Minden, She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and a sister. Services at 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church; burial in St. Joseph's cemetery.



b. 7 Sep 1928 - Isabella, Oklahoma

d. 3 Dec 2008 - Okeene, Oklahoma

From Enid News and Eagle, Enid, Ok - 12-5-08

Enid, OK — The funeral for Earl Bierig, 80, of Okeene, will be 2 p.m. today, Dec. 5, 2008, at Okeene United Methodist Church. Burial in Roselawn Cemetery. Born Sept. 7, 1928, in Isabella to Jake and Leah Jester Bierig and died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, at Okeene Hospital, Okeene. Married Eddie PROUTY. Surviving are his wife, Eddie of Okeene; five children, Donna Jones of Tahlequah, Debbie Harder of Oklahoma City, Dorothy Yoder of Thomas, Dale Douglas of Oklahoma City and Dixie Arnold of Okeene; 17 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren He was preceded in death by one daughter, two brothers, three sisters and one great-grandchild .



b. 20 Aug 1891 - Colony Baure, Russia

d. Apr 1983 - Okeene, Oklahoma

From Okeene Record - April 21, 1983

HOFFMAN, KATIE (BIERIG) 1891-1983 - The funeral for Katie Hoffman, 92, who died Sunday in an Okeene, Oklahoma hospital will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the St. John's United Church of Christ. Burial in the Beirig Cemetery, Okeene, Oklahoma. Mrs. Hoffman was born August 20th, 1891 in the Colony Baure, Russia, the daughter of Johannas and Anna (Rupple) Beirig. She and Andrew Hoffman were married April 30th, 1911 at Okeene, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her husband Andrew, October 25th, 1978, and by an infant daughter. Survivors are four daughters: Esther Nusz of Canton, Oklahoma; Agnes Morgan of San Francisco, California; Elsie Klouse of Saginaw, Michigan; Gladys Hill of Wichita Falls, Texas; three sons: Harvey Hoffman of Okeene, Oklahoma, Clarence Hoffman of Choctaw, Oklahoma; and Harold Hoffman of Ringwood, Oklahoma; a brother, John Beirig of Okeene, Oklahoma; three sisters: Esther Hientz of Enid, Oklahoma; Bertha Scheffe of Lahoma, Oklahoma; and Marie Greg of Okeene, Oklahoma; 18 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.


BIERIG, Walter Wallace

b. 9 Mar 1911 - Isabella, Oklahoma

d. Aug 2004 - Okeene, Oklahoma

From Ultimate Tribute

Walter Wallace Bierig - 1911 - 2004 - Okeene-Funeral service for Walter Wallace Bierig, 93, Monday, August 9, 2004 at 10:00 A.M. at the Okeene First Christian Church. Burial at the Bierig Cemetery, northeast of Okeene. Walter was born on March 9, 1911 at Isabella, Oklahoma to Jacob and Leah Jester Bierig. Married Mary N. SCHWIND. Survivors include two sons, Jerry Allen Bierig, Enid and A. Keith Bierig, Broken Arrow; one daughter, Sara Ann Denning, Edmond; three brothers, Bob Bierig, California, Earl Bierig, Okeene, Ray Bierig, Texas; one aunt, Hulda Pope, Okeene; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary in 1996; three sisters, Pearl Reynolds, Betty Rhe Bierig, Ehtel Mae Bierig; one brother, Glen Bierig.


BINDER, Evelyn M.

b. 25 Jan 1932 - Hays, Kansas

d. 26 Nov 2008 - Hays, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Sunday, November 30, 2008

Evelyn M. Amundson, 76, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008 at Hays. Born Jan. 25, 1932, in Hays to Roy and Ida (Rupp) Binder. Married John AMUNDSON. Survivors include two sons, David Flinn, Troy, Mo., and Pat Flinn, Marshall, Mo.; three daughters, Donna Bernard, Lyons, Ill., Diana Frogue, Mount Vernon, Mo., and Debra Cotter, Springfield, Mo.; a sister, Ruth Cooper; Hays; and numerous grandchildren and great-grand-children. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sue Ellen Alley; two brothers, Robert and Charles Binder; and a sister, Marie Molleker. Services at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays.



b. 22 Nov 1924 - Hays, Kansas

d. 3 Sep 2008 - Hays, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Friday, September 4, 2008

Marie Molleker, 83, Hays, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at Hays. Born Nov. 22, 1924, in Hays to Roy and Ida (Rupp) Binder. Married Paul MOLLEKER . Survivors include her husband, Paul, Hays; two sons, Paul Molleker Jr., Huntington Beach, Calif., and Richard Molleker, Seattle; three daughters, Darlene Molleker and Lisa Molleker, both of Hays, and Laura Bader and husband, Mike, Great Bend; two sisters, Ruth Cooper and Evelyn Amundson, both of Hays; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Binder and Robert Binder. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.



b. 27 Dec 1904 - Hunter

d. 14 Jun 1996 - Liberal, Kansas

From Okeene Record - Thursday, June 19, 1996

NUSZ, OLIVE P. (BIRDSALL) 1904-1996 - OKEENE - The funeral for Olive P. Nusz, 91, will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Zion Baptist Church, Okeene. Burial Roselawn Cemetery. Born December 27, 1904 in Hunter to David and Lenna Birdsall and died Friday, June 14, 1996 in Liberal, Kansas. Married Edward NUSZ. Survived by; two daughters, Mrs. Calving (Betty) Smith of Hardesty, Naomi Singer of Liberal, Kansas; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grand-children. Preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son and one sister. Note: Nusz ancestral village is Dobrinka.


BIRZER, Gregory Joseph

b. 4 Oct 1960

d. 22 Jun 2008

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, June 25, 2008

ELLINWOOD - Gregory Joseph Birzer, 47, died June 22, 2008. Born Oct. 4, 1960. Married Kim SHULTZ . She survives. Other survivors include: son, Geoffrey, Hays; daughters, Audra Kollar, Hays, and Kylie Birzer, of the home; brother, Michael, Ellinwood; sister, Debora Steinert, Larned; and his mother, Leona Birzer, Ellinwood. Memorial Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, north of Ellinwood. Burial in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery.


BISEL, Juhree Gayle (Piel)

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BITTER, Mary E. (Overholster)

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b. 16 Jan 1931 - Minnesota

d. 27 Jun 2008 - Cheyenne, Wyoming

From Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Cheyenne, WY - 12 Jul 2008
Vera Mae Wittmann, 77, of Cheyenne died June 27 (2008) in Cheyenne. (1931 - 2008) Born Jan. 16, 1931, in Minnesota. Married Frank X. Wittman . She is survived by her son, Joe Wittmann of Cheyenne; daughter, Victoria Henke of Rathdrum, Idaho; a sister, Velma Schmidt of Montevideo, Minn.; a brother, Donald Bjornstadt of Moorehead, Minn. She was preceded by her parents; husband, Frank X. Wittmann; and two brothers, Waldo Bjornstadt and Arnold Bjornstadt.


BLACK, Junivee Leota (Unruh)

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BLAKER, Candace Eileen

b. 3 Feb 1968 - Cherry Point, North Carolina

d. 1 Jun 2008 - Hutchinson, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, June 3, 2008

LYONS - Candace "Candy" Eileen Penner, 40, died June 1, 2008. Born Feb. 3, 1968, in Cherry Point, N.C., the daughter of Woodrow Nelson and Dorothy Juanita Phiffer Blaker. Married Wayne L. PENNER in Hutchinson. He survives. Other survivors include: son, Austin; daughter, Amber Penner; brother, Vince Blaker; sisters, LouAnn Purcell, and Pam Brack; a caregiver, Christy Calhoun; and a granddaughter, Autumn Kelly. . Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Assembly of God Church, Lyons.


BLEHM, Mollie

b. 11 Feb 1872 - Scherbikofks, Saratov, Russia

d. 6 Oct 1928 - Holcombe, Kansas

From Okeene Record - Friday, October 12, 1928


Mrs. George Nusz died at the Holcombe Hospital, Saturday October 6th (1928). Mrs. Nusz, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Blehm, was born in Scherbikofks, Gov. Saratov, Russia, February 11, 1872. In 1885, she, with her brother and two sisters came to America. Married George NUSZ. This union was blessed with eleven children: four sons and seven daughters, of whom, one son and one daughter preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, three sons, six daughters, nine grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Haas of Texas, and many friends. Funeral services Tuesday afternoon, at the Zion Baptist Church. Note: Nusz ancestral village is Dobrinka, Russia.


BLUMENTHAL, Laura M. (Warner)

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BLUMHAGEN, Minnie (Schilling)

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b. 14 Jul 1952 - Elgin, North Dakota

d. 9 Sep 2008 - Billings, Montana

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 12 Sep 2008

Susan Jean Leffler passed away on Sept. 9, 2008, at the age of 56. Born July 14, 1952, in Elgin, N.D., to Arnold and Lorraine Blumhardt. Married Bob LEFFLER. Survivors include husband, Bob, of 35 years; two sons, Christopher (Amy) Leffler and McClain (Tegan) Leffler; her parents, Arnold and Lorraine Blumhardt; and sister Charlotte (Bill) Lindberg, all of Billings. Also grandbabies, Alexis, Emma, Amaya, McClain and Tenley. A gathering to celebrate Susan's life will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, at Harvest Church: Lockwood Campus


BLUNDON, Amy E. (Heinze)

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BLUNDON, Sandra K. (Camp)

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b. May 1918 - Fundu-Zarazika, Bessarabia

d. 13 May 2008 - Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

From Information Received

Hilde Jesse (nee Bobermin) was born in May 1918 in Fundu-Zarazika, Bessarabia and died on May 13, 2008 in Lethbridge, Alberta. The family came from Germany to Canada in May, 1953. Funeral service on May 15, 2008 from Redeemer Lutheran Church in Coaldale, AB. Hilde was predeceased by her husband Emil on March 30, 1987 and by her son Erwin four years ago as well as son-in-law Diethelm Gebauer, who died on April 1, 1998 and son-in-law Richard Epp who disappeared many years ago. She is survived by daughter Irma Gebauer and her children Robert, Richard and Marina of Calgary; daughter Alide (Willi) Becht of Baden-Baden, Germany and their children Karolina, Gabi and Ronnie; Erwin's children Rodney and Debbie of Calgary and daughter Hannelore Epp of Hope, B.C. and son Sheldon and daughter Hildegard (Brian) Meldrum of Magrath and their sons Cameron and Cory. She is also survived by a number of great-grandchildren. Her brother Otto Bobermin of Fallon, Montana and perhaps also her brother Rudolf Bobermin and sister Leontine Kugele of Germany also survive her.
NOTE: Submitted by Horst W. Gutsche - (Hilde's husband was a first cousin to my mother)


BOECKEL, Rosalie Ann (Kautzman)

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BOHN, Lucian Robert

b. 11 Mar 2008 -Lakin, Kansas

d. 27 May 2008 - Garden City, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, May 31, 2008

GARDEN CITY - Lucian Robert Bohm, 2 1/2 months old, died May 27, 2008, in Garden City. He was born March 11, 2008, in Lakin, son of Lynn and Savannah Unruh Bohm. Survivors include: his parents, of the home; brother, David Lance Unruh; grandparents, Lou Bohm, Michelle Jacobson, Lance and Jacque Unruh; and great-grandparents, Robert and Lola Bohm, Vicki Wynn, Ron and Gina Unruh, Elvin and Jean Jacobson. Funeral at 1 p.m. Saturday at Cornerstone Church, Garden City.


BOEHS, Alfred

b. abt 1911

d. 18 Jun 2008

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, June 20, 2008

MONTEZUMA - Alfred Boehs, 97, died June 18, 2008. Married Esther PENNER. She died in 1970. He later married Ruby PENNER. She died in October 1999. Survivors include: sons, Alan and Margaret and Max and Iris; daughters, Aleene and Donald Koehn, Sharon and Daryl Ratzlaff, Alfreda and Jerrell Nightingale; brother, Walter and Verna; sister-in-law, Ella Boehs; 15 grandchildren, 39 great-grand-children; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fairview Mennonite Church, Fairview, Okla.



b. 17 Mar 1927 - Oswego, Kansas

d. Jul 2008

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 9 Jul 2008

Ruth, age 81, was born March 17, 1927, to Benjamin and Amanda Boettcher in Oswego. Married Reuben REINHARDT. Preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Amanda; sister Mae Nelson; brothers, Walter Boettcher, Clifford Boettcher. Survivors are her sister, Erma Bentley, Billings; brothers Henry of Great Falls and Richard of Mountain Home, Idaho. Ruth was preceded in death by her infant son, Glenn; and daughter-in-law Debbie. Survivors are her daughter, Julia Bollman of Billings; her sons, Jim (Karla) of Portland, Ore., John (Lorraine) of Jerome, Idaho, Kenneth (Debbie), Wilmer (Lana), Darrel, Gerald "Jerry" (Becky) and Jack (Ronda), all of Billings. Ruth also has 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services 3 p.m. Friday, July 11, at Apostles Lutheran Church. Interment at Terrace Gardens Cemetery.


BOHL, Charlotte A.

b. 24 Jul 1910 - Ellsworth County, Kansas

d. 1 Oct 2008 - Ellsworth, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, October 3, 2008

ELLSWORTH - Charlotte A. Bohl, 98, died Oct. 1, 2008, at Ellsworth. Born July 24, 1910, in Ellsworth County, to Ador and Bertha Eilrich Bohl. She was preceded in death by a brother and eight sisters. Funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth. Burial in the Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery.


BOHL, Helen (Hilton)

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b. 22 Aug 1939 - Custer, South Dakota

d. 18 Oct 2008 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 23 Oct 2008

David L. Bolinger, 69, of Scottsbluff, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, Oct. 24, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Agnes Catholic Church. Cremated. David was born in Custer, S.D., on Aug. 22, 1939, to Richard and Beulah (Schopf) Bolinger. Married Joan KUGLER. He adopted her little boy, John. They had three more children, Bonnie, David J. and Kathleen. They were later divorced. Married Judy KISNER, She died 1998. Married Zita RICE. He is survived by his wife, Zita of Scottsbluff; children, David J (Mindy) Bolinger of Royalton, Ill., Bonnie Wynn and friend Lee of Othello, Wash., and Kathleen (Shawn) Baumgartner of Gering; a daughter-in-law, Glynda Bolinger of Reno, Nev.; brother, Roland (Linda) Bolinger of Lincoln; aunts, Laura Hays and Betty Vanderver; as well as grandchildren, Austin, Ashtyn and Dawson Bolinger, Willie Bolinger, Evelyn Wynn, Joe Hasselgasser and Joseph Bolinger. Preceding him in death are his parents; wife, Judy; son, John; brothers, Terry and Larry; and an infant sister, Nancy.


BORTH, Frieda

b. 11 Nov 1921 - Okeene, Oklahoma

d. 6 Oct 2006 - Shattuck, Oklahoma

From Enid News and Eagle - October 8, 2006

FRIEDA BORTH WEIDNER - The funeral for Frieda Borth Weidner, 84, of Follett, Texas, 2 p.m. today at United Methodist Church, Shattuck. Was born Nov. 11, 1921, in Okeene to Abraham and Martha Nusz Borth and died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, in Shattuck. Married Otto WEIDNER. Surviving are two sons, Woodrow Weidner of Elk Point, S.D., and Garth Weidner of Follett; stepmother, Beata Borth of Shattuck; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto, one brother and one great-grandson.


BOTTS, Elizabeth (Appelhans)

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BOWER, Floyd E.

b. 30 Jan 1929 - Sioux County, Nebraska

d. 31 Aug 2008 - Torrington, Wyoming

From Casper Star-Tribune, Casper, WY - Tuesday, September 2, 2008

TORRINGTON -- Floyd E. Bower, 79, died August 31, 2008. Cremation has taken place. Born Jan. 30, 1929, in Sioux County, Neb., in the area known as Dutch Flats, the son of Robert and Amelia (Dietz) Bower. Married Idell THOMPSON in Minatare, Neb. Survivors include his wife of Torrington; and several nieces and nephews.


BOXBERGER, Berenice Elizabeth

b. 17 Jul 1922 - Russell County, Kansas

d. 30 Aug 2008 - Gilbert, Arizona

From Salina Journal - Saturday, September 13, 2008

GILBERT, Ariz. -- Berenice Elizabeth (Boxberger) Ehrlich passed away in Gilbert on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008. Born July 17, 1922, in Russell County, Kan., to Frederick William and Anna Katherine (Ebel) Boxberger. Berenice married Leon Emanuel EHRLICH. Berenice was preceded in death by her husband, Leon, on April 25, 1988; and her sister, Dorothea Henry. Her survivors are brothers, Fred and wife Melva and Robert and wife Patricia Boxberger; brother-in-law, William Henry; and sister-in-law, Minnie Sprague. Her children are Dorothy Anne Shetlar and children, Dr. Amy Shetlar, Michael and wife Rachael Shetlar and Marisa and husband Michael Burghdoff; Marilyn Kay and husband Clyde Campbell and children, Elizabeth and husband Mario Morgan and Alison and husband Dustin Brown; Carol and husband Tim Steele; and Jan Dyer and children, Wade Dyer and wife Kathy Hoosier and Jessica Buzzell and husband Cody Rose. Also survived by nine great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Shetlar, Samantha Skehan, Alice and Sophia Morgan, Fallon and Cameron Dyer, Adrian and Audrey Buzzell, and Anthony Rose; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Was cremated. Burial will be in Russell Lutheran Cemetery.


b. 26 Jan 1932 - WaKeeney, Kansas

d. 23 Jun 2008 - Smith Center, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Thursday, June 26, 2008

Celia Dee Wolfe, 76, Norton, died Monday, June 23, 2008 at Smith Center. Born Jan. 26, 1932, in WaKeeney to Henry Boxberger Jr. and Grace Frances (Spena) Boxberger. Married Roger WOLFE. He preceded her in death April 30, 1992. Survivors include a daughter, Mindy Wolfe, Smith Center. Services at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, Norton.

BOXBERGER, Rosa E. (Steinert)

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b. 7 Jul 1944 - Great Bend, Kansas

d. 1 Jul 2008 - Hutchinson, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - July 4, 2008

Wanda L. Demel, 63, Great Bend, died Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at Hutchinson. Born July 7, 1944, in Great Bend to Reuben Herman and Alice Karst Boxberger. Married Gary R. DEMEL. Survivors include her husband, of the home; three sons, Mickey Ray Demel, Goddard, Dean Eric Demel, Wichita, and Jason Robert Demel, Lawrence; a daughter, Tammy Sue Smith, Salina; her mother, Great Bend; a brother, Dale Reuben Boxberger, Great Bend; two sisters, Judy May Daubert, Bison, and Glenda Sue Funk, Hoisington; and six grandchildren. Services at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at United Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Milberger; burial in Milberger Cemetery.



b. 7 Jul 1944- Great Bend, Kansas

d. 1 Jul 2008 - Hutchinson, Kansas

From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - July 3, 2008

Wanda L. Demel, 63, of Great Bend, died July 1 (2008) Hutchinson. Born July 7, 1944, at Great Bend, she was the daughter of Reuben Herman and Alice Karst Boxberger. Married Gary R. DEMEL. He survives. Survivors, in addition to her husband, include her mother, Alice Boxberger, of Great Bend; three sons, Mickey Ray Demel and wife Christie of Goddard, Dean Eric Demel and wife Stephanie of Wichita and Jason Robert Demel and fiancé Kristin of Lawrence; a daughter, Tammy Sue Smith and husband Paul of Salina; a brother, Dale Reuben Boxberger and wife Julie of Great Bend; two sisters, Judy May Daubert and husband Ben of Bison and Glenda Sue Funk and husband Tim of Hoisington; six grandchildren, Christopher Ray Demel, Dalton Avery Demel, Madison Kay Demel, Britt Eric Demel, Denton Ray Demel and Brock Ethan Demel. Preceded in death by her father. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at United Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Milberger. Interment will be at the Milberger Cemetery.


BRACK, Conrad M. "C.M."

b. 5 Mar 1929 - Larned, Kansas

d. 17 Aug 2008 - Kansas City, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Memorial services for Conrad M. "C.M." Brack, 79, Lawrence, at 1 p.m. Monday at Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend. Inurnment at Great Bend Cemetery. Mr. Brack died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008, at University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. Was born Mar. 5, 1929, in Larned, the son of Sol M. and Neva Strader Brack. Married Betty Armstrong . She survives of the home. Other survivors include: a son, Steve and wife Jenny, Lawrence; a daughter, Constance Brack, Hayward, Calif.; two brothers, Karl and Ned, both of Great Bend; seven nephews, five nieces, and one step-grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jack.


BRACK, Delta M.

b. 15 Nov 1930 - Great Bend, Kansas

d. 23 Apr 2008 - Hutchinson, Kansas

From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - April 24, 2008

Delta M. Baker, 77, of Great Bend, died April 23 (2008) . Was born Nov. 15, 1930, to Clayton and Marie Hartman Brack in the old Great Bend Hospital. Delta is survived by her spouse, Clinton E. BAKER of Great Bend; her son, Donald D. Coddington of Montrose, Colo.; and two daughters, Dianne M. Cooper and her spouse Gary J. Cooper, Jr., and Debra S. Hasty, all of Alvin, Texas; four grandsons, three granddaughters, and one great-grand-daughter. Delta is also survived by two stepdaughters, JoAnn and Shannon Baker of Seattle, Wash., and one step-grandson. Cremation has taken place. Interment at the Otis Lutheran Cemetery.


BRACK, Edna (Burns)

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BRACK, Effie (Sell)

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BRACK, Helen Marie

b. 9 Aug 1919 - Galatia, Kansas

d. 17 Aug 2008 - Beavercreek, Ohio

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Helen Marie Brack Dale was born in Galatia, Kansas Aug 9, 1919 and passed away on August 17 (2008) at the age of 89 in Beavercreek, OH. Born to Ben F. Brack and Marie Galyardt Brack, Helen was preceded in death by her two brothers Henry and Leland and her sister, Lucille Grant. Married Dr. Joseph Edward DALE II . Her husband, Joe Dale, passed away Oct. 28, 1991. She is survived by her five children and their families: J. Jed and Gail (Page) Dale of Beavercreek, OH; Don and Karen (Love) Dale of Coronado, CA; Mary (Dale) and Eldon Misegadis of Great Bend, KS; Tom and Jane (Jordan) Dale of St John, KS; and Sarah (Dale) and Harry Beyne of Northbrook , IL. Also survived by eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Memorial services held at Tobias Funeral Home in Beavercreek . Internment Sept. 29, 2008, at Granville Cemetery in Fort Collins, Colorado.


BRACK, Lavina E.

b. 8 Jan 1924 - Barton County, Kansas

d. 29 April 2008 - Manhattan, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Saturday, May 3, 2008 -

Lavina E. Bender, 84, Russell, died Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at Manhattan. Born Jan. 8, 1924, in rural Barton County to Floyd and Elma E. (Keil) Brack. Married Ruben BENDER. He preceded her in death Jan. 15, 2006. Survivors include a son, Duane L. Bender, McPherson; two daughters, Dianna Michaelis, Sioux City, Iowa, and Ramona Kramer, Manhattan; a sister, Darlene Bender, Belle Vista, Ark.; and a granddaughter. Services at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John Lutheran Church, Russell; burial in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Russell


BRACK, Lavina

b. 8 Jan 1924 - Barton County, Kansas

d. 29 Apr 2008 - Manhattan, Kansas

From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - May 4, 2008 -

RUSSELL — Lavina E. Bender, 84, of Russell, died April 29 (2008) in Manhattan. Born Jan. 8, 1924 on the family farm in rural Barton County, the daughter of Floyd and Elma E. (Keil) Brack. Married Ruben BENDER . He preceded Lavina in death on Jan. 15, 2006. She leaves behind a son, Duane L. Bender and wife Margaret of McPherson; two daughters, Dianna Michaelis and husband Richard of Sioux City, Iowa, and Ramona Kramer and husband Vincent of Manhattan; a sister, Darlene Bender of Bella Vista, Ark.; and one granddaughter, Catherine E. Bender of Shawnee. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Marvin and LaVern Brack.


BRACK, Lavina E.

b. 8 Jan 1924 - Barton County, Kansas

d. 29 April 2008 - Manhattan, Kansas

From Russell County's Special News - May 5, 2008

Lavina E. Bender, age 84 of Russell, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, April 29th (2008) in Manhattan, Kansas. Lavina is survived by (1) son, Duane L. Bender and wife Margaret of McPherson, Kansas; (2) daughters, Dianna Michaelis and husband Richard of Sioux City, Iowa and Ramona Kramer and husband Vincent of Manhattan, Kansas; (1) sister, Darlene Bender of Belle Vista, Arkansas; and (1) granddaughter. Funeral services for Lavina E. Bender held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 5th at the St. John Lutheran Church in Russell. Burial at the St. John Lutheran Cemetery. .

NOTE: If you follow the link http://www.pvpmortuary.com/index.asp?Documentid=177
you can find a very impressive write up with pictures about Lavina.


BRACK, Robert E.

b. 19 Oct 1932 - Great Bend, Kansas

d. 16 Jun 2008 - Harlingen, Texas

From Hays Daily News - June 17 2008

Raymondville-Robert E. Brack, 75, passed away Monday June 16, 2008 in Harlingen, Texas. Born October 19, 1932 in Great Bend, Kansas to Harrison and Lydia (Galloway) Brack. Survivors include his wife Nola K. BRACK of Raymondville, TX.; One Son Robert A. Brack (Phyllis) of Bay St. Louis, MS.; Four daughters Nanette M. Rempe (Kenneth) of Snellville, GA., Marla K. Hays (Mark) of Benton, AR., Katrina J. Dreher (Frank) of Enid OK. and Melea J. Sechrist (Greg) of Longview, TX; Eleven Grand Children and Two Great Grand Children. Robert is preceded in death by his son Jaymes L. Brack, Parents Harrison and Lydia Brack and One Brother Marlyn L. Brack. Memorial services held today Wednesday June 18, 2008.



b. 17 Oct 1954 - Dodge City, Kansas

d. 10 May 2008 - Dodge City, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, May 13, 2008

DODGE CITY - Dennis "Denny" Bradfield, 53, died Saturday, May 10, 2008 in Dodge City.

Born October 17, 1954 at Dodge City, Kansas, the son of Clayton "Kate" and Lorene Ochs Bradfield.
Survivors include: 1 brother, John Bradfield of Norwalk, Connecticut; 3 sisters, Cheryl Pollington, Linda Friess and Debbie Cossman all of Dodge City. Cremation has taken place.


BRADT, Shirley

b. abt 1937

d. 22 Aug 2008 - Wellington, Kansas

From Wichita Eagle - Monday, August 25, 2008

WELLINGTON - Branning, Shirley, 71, died August 22, 2008. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, First Christian Church, Wellington. Survivors: sons, Darrell Jr., Terry, Kenny & Ricky; daughter, Diane; brother David Bradt; 20 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Frank Funeral Home, Wellington, KS.



BRANNING, Shirley (Bradt)

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BRAUN, Lelyn J.

b. 29 Jul 1931 - Victoria, Kansas

d. 21 Jun 2008 - Hays, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Lelyn J. Braun, 76, Hays, died Saturday, June 21, 2008. Born July 29, 1931, in Victoria to W.J. "Honey" and Loretta (Schmidtberger) Braun. Married Gladys M. WERTHG. She preceded him in death Nov. 13, 1999. Survivors include two sons, Glenn Braun and wife, Amy, Hays, and Lelyn Braun Jr., San Diego; a sister, June Clark, Jacksonville, Fla.; and five grandchildren, Kyle Braun, Laura Braun, Michael Braun, Zachary Braun and Sarah Braun.


BRAWNER, Leota (Bacon)

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b. abt 1919

d. 22 Jul 2008

From Wichita Eagle - Thursday, July 24, 2008

GARDEN CITY - Quint, Imogene L., 89, died July 22, 2008. Service 10:30 a.m. Friday, St. Mary Catholic Church. Survivors: husband, Raymond; daughter, Linda Roth; sons, Michael, Danny; brother, Fred Brenneman; sisters, Deloris Brenneman Wilson, C.B. Long; 14 grandchildren. Garnand Funeral Home.


BREWER, Wilma L. (Schlyer)

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b. 11 Sep 1940 - Laurel, Montana

d. 22 Nov 2008

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 25 Nov 2008

Dale Leroy Brester was born in Laurel on Sept. 11, 1940, to Lydia (Frickel) and George Brester. He died Nov. 22, 2008. Married Lee BENNETT . They were later divorced but remained close friends. Dale is survived by his two sons; a brother, Donald (Norma) of Laurel; a sister, Margie (Wilbur) Wagner of Billings; his former wife, Lee; a brother-in-law, Ralph Kammerzel; a sister-in-law, Laura Brester Frank; 15 nieces and nephews, including a very special niece, Cindy Wagner of Laurel. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Calvin; and sister Dorothy. Memorial service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26, at the Harvest Church


BRIDGE, Marilyne

b. 16 Jul 1949

d. 11 Oct 2008 - Scottsdale, Arizona

From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 10/20/2008

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Marilyne M. Goble, 59, passed away Oct. 11, 2008, in Scottsdale. Was born on July 16, 1949, to Raymond and Mildred Bridge. She is survived by her daughter, Billie Jean; two brothers, Ronnie and Danny Bridge; two sisters, Judy Cone and Joy Huber; numerous relatives; and friends. Preceded her in death are her parents, two brothers and a sister.


BRIDGES, Marjorie G.

b. 26 Jan 1941 - Clinton, Oklahoma

d. 15 Feb 2002

From Daily Oklahoman - Monday, February 18, 2002

NUSZ, MARJORIE G. (BRIDGES) (1941-2002) - Marjorie G. Nusz was born January 26, 1941 in Clinton, Oklahoma to Leo and Lucy Bridges. She passed away February 15, 2002, at the age of 61. Married Jack Nusz . She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Jack Nusz; two daughters, Carri Howard, and Sherri Hawkins of Oklahoma City; one son, Mark and wife Janet of Tulsa, Oklahoma; three brothers, Kenneth & wife Eunice of Oklahoma City, Troy of Jacksonville, Florida and Roy of Oklahoma City; one sister, Mary & husband Howard Wigley of Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandchild. Services held in the Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel, 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, February 19, 2002 with internment in Resthaven Memory Gardens.

Note: Nusz ancestral village is Dobrinka, Russia.


BROCKEL, Neoma Angela Irene (Delmeire)

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BROOKS, Bertha Marie (Martens)

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BROOMFIELD, Velva Eleanor

b. 4 Sep 1913 - Ringwood, Oklahoma

d. 26 Apr 2004 - Okeene, Oklahoma

From Ultimate Tribute

Velva Eleanor Jantzen - 1913 – 2004 - Ringwood: Funeral service for Velva Eleanor Jantzen, age 90, Thursday, April 29, 2004 at Faith Center Fellowship in Meno at 2:00 P.M. Burial at Pleasant Hill Cemetery . Born on September 4, 1913 to John David and Gertrude “Longwell” Broomfield 5 miles south of Ringwood and died Monday, April 26, 2004 at Okeene Municipal Hospital. Married Benhard JANTZEN. Velva is survived by her husband Benhard of the home; one son, Freddie Jantzen and wife, Linda of Okeene; one sister, Fern Bartlett of Rocky Ford, Colorado; and one brother, John William Broomfield of Ringwood; six grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sons, Sidney, Zendell, and Autry Jantzen; her parents; one sister, Erma Farnsworth; and two brothers, Eldon and Elgie Broomfield.



BROUHARD, Josephine

b. 25 Jan 1924 - Beverly, Kansas

d. 11 Aug 2008 - Wichita, Kansas

From Abilene-Reflector Chronicle - Saturday, Aug 16, 2008

HOPE — Josephine Riffel, 84, of Hope, died Aug. 11, 2008, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
Was born Jan. 25, 1924, in Beverly, the daughter of Walter and Viola (Frink) Brouhard. Married Benjamin RIFFEL. Survivors include two sons, Merlin Riffel of Enterprise and Leland Riffel of Stanley; six daughters, Lela Mae Trent of Wichita, Connie Davis of Tulsa, Okla., Linda Donnelly of Elmo, Bonnie McGilbra of Owasso, Okla., Debbie Middleton of Tulsa, Okla., and Becky Lang of Burlingame; three brothers, Raymond Brouhard of Texas, Clayton Brouhard of Kenville, N.J., and Jerry Brouhard of Waterloo, Iowa; four sisters, Betty Frobenius of Lincolnville, Elsie Riffel of Herington, Clara McCoonse of Overland Park and Carol Humphreys of Frontenac; 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin; a sister, Ora Beckel and two grandsons. Funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Shadybrook, rural Herington. Burial in Shadybrook Church Cemetery.


BRUNGARD, Mollie Goedert (Hoffner)

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b. 7 Oct 1920 - Hastings, Nebraska

d. 11 Jul 2008 - Sheridan, Wyoming

From Scottsbluff Star Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 15 Jul 2008

SHERIDAN, Wyo. - Alvin G. Brungardt, 87, died in Sheridan on Friday July 11, 2008. Funeral Services at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 16, at the Jones Mortuary Chapel . Burial Mitchell City Cemetery. Alvin was born October 7, 1920 in Hastings to George and Anna (Kisler) Brungardt. Married Lucille F. FAULKNER Married Twila J. (FREY) HALE. Survivors include children William A. Brungardt and wife Janet of Lilburn, Georgia and Susan A. Reed of Sheridan, Wyo.; step-children Linda Witko of Casper, Wyo., Janice Johner of Steamboat Springs, Colo., Marcia Stuckey of Mitchell, Dr. Thomas Hale and wife Carol of Atas Cadero, Calif., Dr. Floyd Hale and wife Diane of Rock Hill, S.C.; grandchildren Mark Brungardt; Becky Reed; Kristin (Brungardt) Sweatman and husband James, Beth Reed and great-granddaughter, Gabrielle Sweatman. Preceding him in death were his parents; wives, Lucille and Twila; five brothers and two sisters.



b. abt 1947

d. 30 May 2008 Goddard, Kansas

From Wichita Eagle - Saturday, May 31, 2008

GODDARD - Brungardt, Dorothy L., 61, died May 30, 2008. Private family services. Survivors: sister, Donna Larson; numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials to Medicalodge of Goddard. All Faiths Mortuary.




b. 7 Nov 1924 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

d. 19 Nov 2008

From Scottsbluff Star Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 22 Nov 2008

Harry Brunner, 84, of Gering, passed away Nov. 19, 2008, at Regional West Medical Center. Funeral services 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 22, at Northfield Assembly of God Church in Gering. Burial Fairview Cemetery. Harry was born Nov. 7, 1924, in Scottsbluff to Alex and Mary (Gerlock) Brunner. Married Colleen Judith VOGEL. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Colleen; daughters, Judith (Steve) Buskirk of Scottsbluff and Cheryl (Mike) Loutzenhiser of Gering; sons, Gene (Ruth) Brunner and Jonathan (Cindy) Brunner all of Gering; grandchildren, Jason (Anita) Russell and their daughter Taylor; Faith (James) Hixon and their children Albany and Tucker; Annie Buskirk; Ash-ley Buskirk; Gabriel Brunner and his daughter Sayde; Gideon Brunner; Melanie (Nathan) Dolberg and their children Chelsie, Austin and Deillya; Jeremy (Kerri) Brunner and son Trenton; Michael (Andreanna) Loutzenhiser and son Corbin; Charity (Todd) May and children Trey and Peyton; Joshua (Kelsey) Loutzenhiser; brothers, Floyd (Violet) Brunner of Scottsbluff; Alex (June) Brunner of Gering; sisters, Shirley (Mike) Bostock of Scottsbluff and Diane (Robert) Kruse of Scottsbluff, as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Preceding him in death were his parents; brother, Robert Brunner; sister, Mary Jane Brunner and an infant sister Ruth Delores Brunner, great-granddaughter, Chantel Dolberg and nephew, Kerry Brunner



b. 24 Feb 1920 - Gering, Nebraska

d. 18 Jul 2008 - Gering, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 22 Jul 2008

Jake Bruntz, 88, of Gering died Friday, July 18, 2008, in Gering. Funeral services 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 22 at Faith Lutheran Church in Gering. Interment in West Lawn Cemetery in Gering. Jake was born February 24, 1920, in Gering to William Fred and Mary (Wamboldt) Bruntz. He married Helen REIN. He is survived by his children Clarence (Karen) Bruntz, Gering, Larry (Bonnie) Bruntz, Longmont, Colo, Daniel (Linda) Bruntz, Gering, Ronald (Brenda) Bruntz, Gering, and Susan (Bruce) Epler, Union, W.Va.; 18 Grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter; daughter-in-law Lila (Ted) Dunder, Torrington, Wyo.; brother Bill Bruntz, Haxtun, Colo.; sisters Leona Rose, Spearfish, S.D., Wilma Hessler, Demming, N.M.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Johnny (Connie) Rein, Gering, Wilma (Richard) James, Morrill, Shirley Delgado, of California, and Mabel (Jim) Dedlow, Gering. He was preceded in death by parents; wife; two sons Duane Allen and Ronald LeRoy; grandson Jerald Stubby Jr.; and two great-grandsons James Dean Sinks and Rick Lee Sinks, two daughters-in-law Sara and Linda; and son-in-law Jerry Stubby.


BRYANT, Clara (Koch)

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BUELL, Kathryn Lynette

b. 2 Oct 1941 - Brownfield, Texas

d. 29 Oct 2008 - Lubbock, Texas

From Lucas-Sylvan News - Thursday, November 13, 2008

Kathryn Lynette Naegele, 67, Hobbs, New Mexico, died October 29, 2008, in Lubbock, Texas. Was born October 2, 1941, in Brownfield, Texas. She married Ernie NAEGELE. Survivors include her husband, Ernie Naegele of Hobbs, New Mexico; three sons, Kevin Naegele of Hobbs, New Mexico, Mike Naegele of Hobbs, New Mexico, and Steve Naegele of Tulsa, Oklahoma; a daughter, Pam Wilson of Lubbock, Texas; a brother, Bill Buyell of Dallas, Texas; her grandchildren, Aaron, Arick, Justin, Ward, Mike, Sammy, Amanda, Ashley, Diana, Stevie, Andrea, Chis, Lindsey, Sara and Justin Wilson; and her great-grand-children, Taylor, Reagan, Hailey, Noah and Trinity. Lynette was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Juanita Buell, an infant son; a grandson, Phillip Naegele; and a daughter-in-law, Mary Naegele. Funeral services at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, 2008, at First Baptist Church. Burial followed at Prairie Haven Memorial Park.


BULLER, Ada Anna

b. 17 Nov 1911 - Goltry, Oklahoma

d. 31 Jan 2006 - Enid, Oklahoma

From Ultimate Tributes

Ada Anna Unruh - 1911 - 2006 - Goltry-Funeral service for Ada Anna (Buller) Unruh on Saturday, February 4, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. at the Pleasant View Church of God in Christ Mennonite in Goltry. Burial at New Hopedale Church Cemetery in Meno. Ada Anna Buller was born on November 17, 1911 to Fred and Eva (Wedel) Buller Pekrul near Goltry and left this world on January 31, 2006 at Enid reaching the age of 94. Married Ray Unruh. Those who mourn her passing are two sons, Olin Ray Unruh of Enid, Rex Unruh and wife, Patricia of Edmond; two daughters, Verneta Carver of Enid and Jalene Patton and husband, Richard of Enid; one sister, Lola Kehn of Goltry; thirteen grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Clarence (Helen) Pekrul of Fredonia, Kansas and Betty Williams of Anchorage, Alaska and numerous relatives and friends. Ada was preceded in death by her husband, Ray; her parents; two sisters; one son-in-law; one daughter-in-law; two half brothers, Clarence and Herman Pekrul.


BULLER, Albert Lee

b. 28 Nov 12929 - Goltry, Oklahoma

d. 27 Nov 1008 - Greenbrier

From Enid News and Eagle, Enid, Ok - 11-29-08

Enid, OK — A graveside service for Albert Lee Buller, 78, of Goltry, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, in Karoma Cemetery, southeast of Goltry. He was born Nov. 28, 1929, in Goltry to Albert Jay and Sadie Penner Buller and died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, at Greenbrier Nursing Home. Married Gloria UNRUH. . Surviving are his wife, Gloria; one son, Douglas Buller of Goltry; one daughter, Andrea Hargett of Pratt, Kan.; two brothers, Delano Buller and Randy Buller, both of Goltry; and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.



b. 18 Aug 1937 - Hillsboro, Kansas

d. 21 Jun 2008 - Hillsboro, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, June 24, 2008

HILLSBORO - Norma Grothe, 70, died June 21, 2008, in Hillsboro. Born Aug. 18, 1937, in Hillsboro, the daughter of William and Esther Brown Buller. Survivors include: sons, Doug, Wichita, and Michael, Wamego; daughter, Deborah Dunham, The Woodlands, Texas; sisters, Betty Larson, Tacoma, Wash., Virginia Edminston and Helen Entz, both of Wichita, Shirley Bartel, Newton, and Beverly Hicks, Lucerne,

Calif.; and six grandchildren. Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro.


BULLINGER, Mary (Helbling)

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BUNCH, Myrtle B.

b. 28 Mar 1916 - Lincoln, Kansas

d. 14 Jul 2008 - Salina, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Myrtle B. Clark Penner, age 92, Salina, died Monday, July 14, 2008, at Salina. Born Myrtle Belle Bunch on March 28, 1916, at Lincoln, KS, to Edward and Cora Elizabeth (Hyman) Bunch. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Jesse Lambert CLARK, in 1978; her second husband, LeRoy PENNER, in 2004; her children, Paul Eugene Clark, in 1984, Margaret Elaine (Suelter) Johnson, in 1987, and Susan Ann (Meyer) Jednoralski, in 2007; and her brothers and sisters, Nancy Mae Bunch Clark, Lee Andrew Bunch, Harry Delbert Bunch, Virgil Alfred Bunch, James Jack Bunch, Ed William Bunch, Artella Bunch Mae and Mary Ann Bunch Loader. She is survived by her grandchildren, Jesse C. Meyer and Jeffrey E. Meyer, both of Lincoln, Judy Lenherr of Windom, John R. Meyer of Salina, Jo Lisa Frye and Janna Gunckle, both of Topeka, Melody Cobb of Warsaw, MO, Bradley Suelter of Pleasant Hill, MO, Justin Suelter of Kansas City, MO, Jess Suelter of Palm Bay, FL, Timothy Suelter of Omaha, NE, Michael Clark, address unknown, and Kelle Lance of Salina; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great great-grandchildren. Graveside service 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln City Cemetery, Lincoln, KS.


BURBACH, Sharlene Mary

b. 4 Apr 1939 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

d. 26 Jul 2008 - Gering, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 31 Jul 2008

Sharlene Mary Aschenbrenner, 69, of Gering, died Saturday, July 26, 2008. Funeral services July 30 at Rejoice Lutheran Church in Gering. Her remains were cremated per her request. Inurnment at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff. Sharlene was born April 4, 1939 in Scottsbluff to Henry and Lillian (Marker) Burbach. Married Pete ASCHENBRENNER III. Survivors include daughters: Arlene Guzman and husband Richard of Gering, Paula Trupp and husband Jim, also of Gering; granddaughter: Abby Guzman of Gering; sister: Betty Aschenbrenner and her husband Robert of Torrington, Wyo.; sister: Janet Worth and family; brother: Mark Burbach and family; nephew: Steve Aschenbrenner and his wife Alicia of Mitchell and their children Sergeant Jason Aschenbrenner, stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas and his fiancée Tessa Dormann of Omaha, and Amy Aschenbrenner of Mitchell. Sharlene was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Pete.


BURGARDT, Alfreda (Herrman)

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BURGHARDT, Leona Rosina

b. 11 Mar 1916 - Oakwood, Oklahoma

d. 4 Mar 1985 - Seiling, Oklahoma

From Haigler Funeral Home, Canton, Oklahoma

Leona Rosina (Burghardt) Nusz was born near Oakwood, Oklahoma March 11, 1916 to Henry and Frederica Burghardt. Married Isaac Nusz. She departed this life on March 4, 1985 at the age of 68 years, 11 months, and 23 days. She is survived by her husband, Isaac of the home; one son, Ivan, Watonga, Oklahoma; two daughters, Kathy Rauh, Bethany, Oklahoma, and Joyce Cox, of Canton, Oklahoma; one sister Martha Reese, Canton, Oklahoma; one grandson, Russell Nusz, Watonga, Oklahoma; four granddaughters, Annetta Nusz, Watonga, Oklahoma, Ginger Cox, Canton, Oklahoma, Deawn Rauh, and DeAnn Rauh, both of Bethany, Oklahoma; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and six brothers.



b. 16 Jan 1955

d. 5 July 2008 - Wichita, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, July 9, 2008

GARDEN CITY - Edna "Eddie" Brack, 53, died July 5, 2008, at Wichita. Born Jan. 16, 1955. Married Richard A. BRACK. He survives. Other survivors include: sons, Allen Sauer, Michael Sauer, and William Brack; daughters, Johna Malek, and Carol Sivils; parents, Harold and Cleota Burns; brother, Buzzy Burns; sisters, Ruth Rohrbough, Deanna Bowlsby, and Chris Messenger; and four grandchildren. .Funeral 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Garden City.



b. 16 Nov 1931 - Sidney, Montana

d. 19 Jun 2008 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Herald , Scottsbluff, NE - 18 Jun 2008

Frieda Dietz, 76, of Scottsbluff, died Saturday, June 14, 2008. Her funeral services at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 19, at the Zion Evangelical Church . Interment Fairview Cemetery. Frieda was born November 16, 1931 in Sidney, Mont. to Jacob and Molly (Wagner) Buxbaum. Married Jake DIETZ. Survivors include her daughter, Diane Peyton and husband Douglas of Bettendorf, Iowa, granddaughter Colli Peters and husband Darren of Lee's Summit, Mo., grandson Chad Eichorn of San Antonio, Texas, and sisters Irene Stricker of Bayard and Anna Mae Kamerzel of Gering. Her parents, her husband, brothers Eddie Buxbaum, John Buxbaum and Victor Buxbaum and a sister Helen Schneider preceded her in death.