b. 13 Dec 1948 - Hays, Kansas

d. 6 Sep 2008 - WaKeeney, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Kenneth G. Fabrizius, 59, WaKeeney, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney. Born Dec. 13, 1948, in Hays to August and Rachel (Deines) Fabrizius. Married Lucy (GERHARDT) Fabrizius in Perryton, Texas. Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, James Fabrizius, Hays, and Joshua Fabrizius, WaKeeney; a daughter, Hannah Fabrizius, WaKeeney; a brother, Lanny Fabrizius, WaKeeney; and three sisters, Judith Graham, WaKeeney, Kathleen Richter, Plainville, and Janice Fabrizius, Merriam. Services at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church, Trego Center; burial in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Trego Center.


 FAST, Arnold

b. abt 1913

d. 19 Nov 2008 - Fort Worth, Texas

From Newton Kansan - Thursday, December 11, 2008

FORT WORTH, Texas — Arnold Fast, 95, son of Peter B. and Lena Fast of Goessel, died Nov. 19, 2008, in Ft. Worth. Funeral services conducted Nov. 24 at Haltom City Church of the Nazarene in Fort Worth. Survivors include daughters, Esther Benson, Rebecca Claussen, Debby Crose, Rachel Riojas and Lois Phillips, all of the Dallas/Fort Worth area; and son, Ben Fast of Oklahoma City. Other survivors include sisters, Elda Schmidt and Ruth Reather; and brothers Anton Fast, Irvin Fast and Orlando Fast.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Linda Frey and Adina Schmidt, and a brother, Marvin.


FAST, Bertha

b. 26 Jul 1914 - Mountain Lake, Minnesota

d. 23 Aug 2008 - Goessel, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, August 26, 2008

GOESSEL - Bertha Fast Harder, 94, died Aug. 23, 2008, at Bethesda Home Goessel. Born July 26, 1914, to Herman B. and Anna Warkentin Fast in Mountain Lake Minn. Married Leland HARDER. He survives. Other survivors include: two sons, John and Julie Harder, Tom and Lois Harder; two sisters, Wilma Fast Jungas, Marie Ruth Fast and husband Gaylord; brother Bob and Odette Fast; and five grandchildren. Memorial service 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Bethel College Mennonite Church, Hillsboro.


FAST, Bertha

b. 26 Jul 1914 - Mountain Lake, Minnesota

d. 23 Aug 2008 - Goessel, Kansas

From Wichita Eagle - Tuesday, August 26, 2008

GOESSEL - Harder, Bertha Fast, 94, died Aug. 23, 2008 at Goessel. Born July 26, 1914 to Herman B. and Anna Warkentin Fast in Mountain Lake, Minn. Married Leland HARDER. on Aug. 8, 1951. For two years until the end of WWII, she was a relief worker in Egypt and Italy for the Mennonite Central Committee and the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. Survivors: husband, Leland; sons and their families, John and Julie Harder of Windsor, Ontario and granddaughters, Chani and Leah, Tom and Lois Harder of Wichita and granddaughters, Hillary, Madeline and Anna. Bertha also leaves two sisters and a brother. A memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008 at Bethel College Mennonite Church.


FAST, Erna Justina

b. 13 Dec 1912 - Mountain Lake, Minn.

d. 23 Jun 2008 - Hesston, Kansas

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

HESSTON - Erna Justina Fast, 95, died June 23, 2008, at Hesston. Born Dec. 13, 1912, in Mountain Lake, Minn., the daughter of David H. and Justina Warkentin Fast. Survivors include: sisters, Salome Holsinger and Elizabeth McBride, both of Hesston; brothers, Marvin Fast, Springfield, Va., and Willard Fast, Indianapolis, Ind.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, F. David Fast. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2008, at Schowalter Villa Chapel, Hesston


FEAGLER, Michael

b. 21 Mar 1943 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

d. 6 Dec 2008 - Brighton, Colorado

From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 12/10/2008

HUDSON, Colo. - Michael Feagler, 65, of Hudson, died Dec. 6, 2008, in Brighton, Colo. Memorial services will be Saturday, Dec. 13, at 1 p.m., at Wiederspahn Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes. Cremation has taken place. Michael was born March 21, 1943, in Scottsbluff. Survivors are son, Michael J. Feagler; a daughter, Toni M. Webber; brothers, Norman Feagler, Terry Feagler, and Kelly Feagler; a sister, Virginia Flick; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Emma Feagler.


FEAGLER, Michael

b. 21 Mar 1943 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

d. 6 Dec 2008 - Brighton, Colorado

From Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Cheyenne, WY - 11 Dec 2008

Michael Feagler, 65, of Hudson, Colo., died Dec. 6 (2008) in Brighton, Colo.
He was born March 21, 1943, in Scottsbluff, Neb.
Mr. Feagler is survived by a son, Michael J. Feagler of Arizona; a daughter, Toni M. Webber of Cheyenne; three brothers, Norman Feagler of Wyoming, Terry Feagler of Nebraska and Kelly Feagler of Colorado; a sister, Virginia Flick of Colorado; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Emma Feagler.


FEIST, Margaret M. (Heinz)

See Margaret M. Heinz


FELDT, Edwin Laurence

b. 12 Nov 1958 - WaKeeney, Kansas

d. 2 Sep 2008 -

From Salina Journal - Thursday, September 4, 2008

PARK -- Edwin Laurence "Ed" Feldt, 49, Park, died Tuesday, September 2, 2008. Born November 12, 1958, in WaKeeney to Anthony and Mary Ann (Rupp) Feldt. Survivors include his father, Anthony, of Park; two brothers, Roy and wife Linda, and their children, Jason, Gregory and Shelly of Rowlett, Texas, and Douglas and son Cole of Ellis; two sisters, Barbara Ellegood and husband Tate of Russell and Rosanne Schroeder and husband Stanley, and their children Matthew and Jennifer of Gilbert, Ariz. Preceding him in death were his mother, Mary Ann; and a niece, Shari Schroeder. Funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 5, 2008, at Sacred Heart Church,.


FERTIG, Carol Louise (Benning)

See Carol Louise Benning


FERTIG, Richard A.

b. 26 Mar 1932 - Bayard, Nebraska

d. 28 Aug 2008 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE 8/31/2008

BAYARD - Richard A. Fertig, 76, of Bayard, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, in Scottsbluff. Funeral service 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff. Born March 26, 1932, at Bayard to Adam and Maria (Nuss) Fertig. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Fertig; daughters, Kathleen Platt of Las Vegas, Nevada and Elizabeth (Tony) Koncaba of Bayard; sons, Paul Fertig of Pacolet Mills, South Carolina, Phillip (Sandy) Fertig of Thornton, Colo., Robert Fertig of Scottsbluff, Kyle Koncaba of Fort Knox, Ky., and Anton Koncaba of Bayard; sisters, Joan (Chuck) Watson of Manhattan Beach, Calif., and Mary Ann Trimble of Woodland Hills, Calif.; mother-in-law, Anna Aulick of Bayard; sister-in-law, Susan (Ted) Elias of Milwaukee, Wis.; and 12 grandchildren. His parents preceded him in death.


FIELDS, Virginia Opal (Nichols)

See Virginia Opal Nichols


FISCHER, Raylene Sue (Willenbrecht)

See Raylene Sue Willenbrecht



b. 8 Jul 1916 - Dodge City, Kansas

d. 8 Sept 2008 - Andover, Kansas

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

DODGE CITY - Louise Vogel, 92, died Sept. 8, 2008, at Andover. Born July 8, 1916, in Dodge City, the daughter of James and Daisy Opal Wyant Flanagan. Married Albert W. VOGEL. He died March 21, 1990. Survivors include: sons, Kevin and Lucy, and Kurt and Miyuki; sisters, Jewel Ward and Nadaine Wahl; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Dodge City.


FLEGER, Richard Lee

b. 2 Aug 1956 - Russell, Kansas

d. 12 Oct 2008 - Larned, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, October 15, 2008

GREAT BEND - Richard Lee "Rick" Flegler, 52, died Oct. 12, 2008, at Larned. Born Aug. 2, 1956, in Russell, the son of Vernon Dean and Barbara Jean Copeland Flegler. Married Susan "Sue" BLOCK, in Dunlap, Iowa. She survives. Other survivors include: a daughter, Fanisha Esfeld and husband, Bryce, Overland Park; his parents, Russell; a brother, Alan, Williston, N.D.; four sisters, Connie Golbek, and Vickie Counts and husband, Curt, all of Russell, Karla Davignon and husband, Lynn, Ellis, and Lori Maier and husband, Terry, Hays; and best bud, Barrett, of the home. He was preceded in death by a son, Clint Flegler. Funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church, Great Bend.


FLOTH, Pauline Ruth

b. 19 Aug 1906 - Lincoln, Nebraska

d. 22 Apr 2008 - Santa Rosa, California

From Fort Morgan Times , Fort Morgan, Colorado - 6 May 2008

Pauline Ruth (Floth) Samples, 101, former resident of Fort Morgan, died Tuesday, April 22, (2008) at her home in Santa Rosa, Calif. Born Aug. 19, 1906, in Lincoln, Neb., to George and Anna (Batt) Floth. Married John Lewis SAMPLES. She is survived by her daughter, Joanne Samples of San Francisco, Calif.; a son, John Mar Samples of Santa Rosa; and a granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; and brother, Ruben


FOX, George

b. 4 Feb 1923 - Billings Montana

d. 18 Oct 2008

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 23 Oct 2008

George Fox passed away Oct. 18, 2008. Born Feb. 4, 1923, to John and Mary Elizabeth (Kukes) Fox in Billings. Married Olga KOBER. George is survived by his wife of 59 years; daughters Sonja (Ted) Kober and Jackie (David) Munson; and son, Rod; grandsons, David Kober, Andrew (Michele) Munson and Tyler Munson. He is also survived by two brothers, Elmer Fox and Herman (Fran) Fox. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 11 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church.

FOOS, Ruth LaVern (Thomas)

See Ruth LaVern Thomas


FOX, Luella Marion (Hoffman)

See Luella Marion Hoffman


FOX, Lydia

b. 6 Nov 1932

d. 25 Jun 2008

From Billings Gazette , Billings, MT - 27 Jun 2008

Lydia Fox Klundt was born Nov. 6, 1932, and died June 25, 2008. Lydia was preceded in death by her parents, George and Elizabeth Fox; two sons, Roger and Bernie Klundt; two brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Melody Hopkins; a son, Donald of Billings; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Frieda Iverson of Columbus, Betty Waliser of Bozeman and Ruth Maxfield of Billings



Parents from Fromberg, Russia

b. 13 Sep 1915 - Fromberg, Russia

d. 9 Nov 2008 - Park City, Montana

From Billings Gazette , Billings, MT - 11 Nov 2008

PARK CITY - Jalke Frank, Park City, Montanta passed away Nov. 9, 2008. Born to German-Russian immigrant farming parents in Fromberg on Sept. 13, 1915, he was destined to be a cowboy. He married Esther BATT from Laurel. They celebrated 65 years of marriage this year. He was inducted into the Montana Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2005 and into the Montana Draft Teamsters Hall of Fame in 2008. He was preceded in death by his parents, Phillip and Katherine (Busch) Frank; his brothers and sisters, Phillip P. Frank, Henry Frank, Alexander Frank, Mollie (John) Rupp, Katherine (Dave) Wagner, Peter Frank, George Frank, Mary (Babe) Yost and Dave Frank. He is survived by his wife, Esther Frank; his children, Sheila (Marvin) Derheim, Leland (Linda Smith) Frank, Kristie (Terry) Lawver, all of Park City, and Karen (George) Yost of Billings; grandchildren, Lori (Randy) Radford, Kurtis (Veronica) Derheim, Eric Frank, Shawna Bonner, Rachel Smith, Brenda Lawver, Teri Lawver, Stacy Lawver, Tanya Lawver, Heather (Larry) Baker, Ty Yost, Katie Yost and Kellie Yost; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at First Congregational Church in Laurel, with interment in Park City Cemetery.


FRANK, James Edward

b. 6 Nov 1944 - Canyon City, Colorado

d. 27 Nov 2008 - Torrington, Wyoming

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

FT. LARAMIE, Wyo. - James Edward Frank, 64, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, in Torrington. Memorial services Thursday, Dec. 4, 1 p.m., at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Torrington. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Colorado. Jim was born Nov. 6, 1944, at Canyon City, Colo., to Homer and Edith (Wolff) Frank. Married Mary L. RING. He is survived by his wife, Mary of Ft. Laramie, Wyo.; daughter, Tami and her husband, Paul Ramirez and grandson, Joaquin of Huntley, Wyo.; son, Jerry Frank of Virginia; step-brother, Dan (Alice) Cress of Reston, Va.; step-sisters, Ronnilou (Chuck) Kordick of Henderson, Nev., and Elaine Cress and husband, Carl McGrath of Atlanta, Ga.; and aunt, Mabel (Bill) Colgate of Canon City, Colo. He was preceded in death by his mother, Edith Cress; father, Homer Frank; stepfather, Art Cress; and his grandparents.


FRANK, Rosie

b. 6 Nov 1914 - Laurel, Montana

d. 3 Sep 2008 - Mitchell, Nebraska

From Casper Star Tribune , Casper, WY - Saturday, September 6, 2008 -

TORRINGTON -- Funeral services for Rosie Schmick, 93, will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, 2008 at the First Congregational Church. Burial Valley View Cemetery. She died on September 3, 2008, in Mitchell, Neb. She was born Nov. 6, 1914, in Laurel, Mont., the daughter of George and Elizabeth (Frank) Frank. Married Henry SCHMICK, JR . She is survived by her sons, Henry Schmick and his wife of Sheridan, Edward Schmick and his wife of Torrington, and Kenneth Schmick and his wife of Carson City, Nev.; daughters, Ginny Miller of Scottsbluff, Neb., Ruth Long and her husband of Ft. Collins, Colo., and Susannah Martinez and her husband of Whiting, Maine; 18 grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 10 brothers, Herman, Henry, Alex, William, George, Alex, a set of infant twin brothers Eddie and George and a set of unnamed infant twin brothers; and a grandson.


FRANZ, Dennis Lee

b. 4 Apr 1946 - Great Bend, Kansas

d. 21 Aug 2008 - Salina, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, August 22, 2008

LARNED - Dennis Lee Franz Ph.D, 62, died Aug. 21, 2008, at the Hospice of Salina. Born April 4, 1946, in Great Bend, the son of LaVern E. and Zesper Skelton Franz. Survivors include: one sister, Phyllis Jean Roudybush, Annandale, Va. Funeral at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First Christian Church, Larned .


FRANZ, Katherine A.

b. 13 May 1913 - Goessel, Kansas

d. 2 Jun 2008

From Salina Journal - Thursday, June 5, 2008

COLBY -- Katherine A. Epp, 95, died Monday, June 2, 2008. Born Katherine Franz on May 13, 1913, in Goessel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan, in 1975. Survivors include two sons, Richard of Colby and Frank of Great Bend; a sister, Hulda Goossen of Colby; eight grandchildren; and six great-grand-children. The funeral at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mingo Bible Church. Burial in Beulah Cemetery, Colby.


FRANZ, Philomena (Pfannenstiel)

See Philomena Pfannenstiel


FREY, Bertha

b. 18 Dec 1913 - Goessel, Kansas

d. 2 Aug 2008 - Goessel, Kansas

From the Kansan - Tuesday, August 4, 2008

GOESSEL — Bertha Frey Schroeder, 94, died Saturday (Aug. 2, 2008) in Goessel. Born Dec. 18, 1913, in Goessel to Henry and Eva Balzer Frey. They preceded her in death. Married to John SCHROEDER for 67.5 years; he passed away in February 2002. Survivors include two sons, Donald J. Schroeder of rural Moundridge and Robert J. Schroeder of Manhattan; daughter, Carolyn Wedel of rural Canton; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grand-children; and sister-in-law, Adelia Frey of Newton. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathleen A. Bair in 1972; sisters, Louise Schmidt, Linda Schmidt, Martha Buller and Ruth Schroeder; and brothers, Ed Frey and Alfador Frey


FRICK, Robert George

b. 6 Apr 1936 - Glenwood Springs, Colorado

d. 23 Oct 2008

From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 11/5/2008

Robert "Bob" George Frick, 72, passed away Oct. 23, 2008. A celebration of Bob's life was held at Bend, Ore., on Oct. 28. He was born April 6, 1936, in Glenwood Springs, Colo., to George and Anna Marie (Neu) Frick. Bob is survived by his wife, Marlene. He is also survived by his children, Kyle and Christal Frick, Kori and Darin Harvey, and Kathy and Randy Moss; grand-children, Peyton, McKenna, Sydney, Megan, Kaelin, Paige and Cameron; and sisters, Gladys Wyatt and Norma (Bill) Criss. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Walt Frick.



b. 12 Apr 1930

d. 24 Jun 2008

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, June 26, 2008

NEWTON - Elmer E. Friesen, 78, died June 24, 2008. Married Marjorie D. Bontrager Zook. She survives. Other survivors include: sons, David Friesen, Steven Zook, Rodney Zook; daughter, Teresa Mischo, Cindi and Tim Woelk, Monica and Keith Graber, Penny and Matt Amons; sister, Esther Buller; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.



b. 4 Nov 1919 - Meade, Kansas

d. 10 Sep 2008

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, September 11, 2008

LIBERAL - Frank Friesen, 88, died Sept. 10, 2008. Born Nov. 4, 1919, in Meade, the son of Henry and Margaretha Reimer Friesen. Married Lillian WILSON. She died June 7, 2001. Survivors include: son, Frank D., Liberal; daughter, Lillian Olson, Liberal; stepson, Woodrow Heals, Winfield; stepdaughter, Patricia Katherine Hibler, Liberal; brother, Ike, Liberal; sisters, Mary Culliver, Omaha, Neb., Ann Apsley, Portland, Ore.; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.


FRIESEN, Helen Luella

b. 11 Aug 1925 - Montezuma, Kansas

d. 4 Jun 2008

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, June 6, 2007

MONTEZUMA - Helen Luella Unruh, 82, died June 4, 2008. Born Aug. 11, 1925, in Montezuma, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Harms Friesen. Married Elmer UNRUH in Pittsburg. He preceded her in death July 2, 2004. Survivors include: sons, Jay and wife Gina, Stan and wife Derise, Kim and wife Marsha; daughter, Lennetta and John Nightengale; sister Tillie Vietti; seven grand-children; and two great-grandchildren.


FRIESEN, Helen Luella

b. 11 Aug 1925 - Montezuma, Kansas

d. 4 Jun 2008 - Montezuma, Kansas

From Garden City Telegram - June 5, 2008

MONTEZUMA -- Helen Luella Unruh, 82, of Montezuma, died Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at her son's home in Montezuma. Born Aug. 11, 1925, in Montezuma, to Henry and Elizabeth Harms Friesen.

Married Elmer UNRUH. He died July 2, 2004. She also was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Edna Smith and Mildred Shepard. Survivors include three sons, Jay and Kim Unruh, both of Montezuma, and Stan Unruh of Dodge City; a daughter, Lennetta Nightengale of Phoenix; a sister, Tillie Vietti of Ozark, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grand-children. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Homeland Mennonite Church, Montezuma.


FRIESEN, Herman K.

b. 27 Feb 1936 - Garden City, Kansas

d. 28 Aug 2008 - Bella Vista, Arkansas

From Hillsboro Star Journal - September 3, 2008

Herman K. Friesen, 72, Bella Vista, Ark., died Aug. 28, 2008. Born Feb. 27, 1936, at Garden City, he was the son of Harry and Helen (Klassen) Friesen. Married Shirlene HARMS. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Bryan; and two brothers. Survivors include his wife, Shirlene of Bella Vista, Ark.; son, Douglas Friesen of McPherson; sister, Gladys; brother, Elmer; and two grandchildren.




b. 16 Apr 1915 - Jansen, Nebraska

d. 14 Jun 2008 - Inman, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, June 17, 2008

INMAN - Hulda Prieb, 93, died June 14, 2008, at Pleasant View Home, Inman. Born April 16, 1915, in Jansen, Neb., the daughter of Jacob M. and Maria Fast Friesen. Married Menno PRIEB. He passed away on March 22, 1993. Survivors include: a son, Charles and his wife, Naomi of Inman; grandchildren, Michelle Prieb-Rice and husband, Lauren, of Indianapolis, Ind., Jennifer Prieb of San Francisco, Calif., Deborah Schulte of Wichita, Kan., and David Prieb of Inman; great-grandson, Jaydon Schulte of Wichita, Kan.; a sister, Katherine Penner of Inman; two sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Friesen of Buhler, and Rosella Prieb of Fresno, Calif.; a brother-in-law, Eldo Prieb and wife Erma of Buhler. She was preceded in death by sister, Marie Siemens and brothers, Arnold, Jake and Abe.


FRIESEN, Kathryn M. (Wiens)

See Kathryn M. Wiens



b. 26 Jan 1936 - Mountain Lake, Minnesota

d. 22 May 2008 - Newton, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, May 23, 2008

NEWTON - Karl J. Friesen, 72, died May 22, 2008. Born Jan. 26, 1936, to Cornelius B. and Anna (Stoesz) Friesen. Married Betty J. UNRUH. She survives. Survivors include: sons, Gregory and Genevieve Friesen, Michael Friesen, Russell and Andrea Friesen, Darrin Friesen M.D. and Linda; brother, Ronald Friesen; sister, LuAnna Voth; 13 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. .



b. 26 Jan 1936 - Mountain Lake, Minnesota

d. 22 May 2008 - Newton, Kansas

From Newton Kansan - Monday, May 26, 2008

NEWTON — Karl J. Friesen, 72, passed away Thursday (May 22, 2008) at his Newton residence. Born Jan. 26, 1936, in Mountain Lake, Minn., to Cornelius Bernhardt and Anna (Stoesz) Friesen. They preceded him in death. Married Betty J. UNRUH in Newton. She survives. Other survivors include sons, Gregory and Genevieve Friesen of Colorado Springs, Colo., Michael Friesen of Lone Tree, Colo., Russell and Andrea Friesen of Shawnee, and Darrin Friesen M.D. and Linda of Clayton, Mo.; brother, Ronald Friesen of Loveland, Colo.; sister, LuAnna Voth of Newton; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. FRIESEN, Malakai Linn

b. Jul 2008

d. 7 Jul 2008

From Wichita Eagle - Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

MAIZE - Friesen, Malakai Linn, infant son of Travis and Hilarey Friesen, passed away, Monday, July 7, 2008. Private graveside service. Survivors, grandparents, Randy and LaVon Friesen, Steve and Shelli Dechant, aunts, Hollie (Casey) Reece, Hope Dechant, Danielle Friesen, great grandparents, Frances Norris, Marvin and Clara Dechant, Elmer and Leona Friesen, great great grandmother, Hilda Thiessen.



b. 7 Apr 1930 - Durham, Kansas

d. 1 Aug 2008 - Hesston, Kansas

From Kansas Com - Saturday, August 2, 2008

HESSTON — Alma L. Pfautz, 78, died Friday (Aug. 1, 2008) in Hesston. Born April 7, 1930, to Rudolph J. and Mary Catherine (Meier) Fritsch at Durham. The preceded her in death. Married Henry E. PFAUTZ . He preceded her in death in 1962. She is survived by two sons, Keith and wife Judy Pfautz of Hesston and Kent and wife Michelle Pfautz of Hesston; a daughter, Karen Travis of Wichita; a brother, Harold Fritsch of Wichita; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by her brother, Melvin Fritsch


FRITZLER, Virginia Lee

b. 20 Jun 1927 - Shattuck, Oklahoma

d. 3 Feb 2008 - Woodward, Oklahoma

From Pamphlet from Funeral Home

Virginia Herbel was born June 20, 1927, on the family farm southwest Shattuck to Adam and Lydia (Steinle) Fritzler. Virginia married Eugene HERBEL on December 23, 1958, in Higgins, Texas. Virginia died Sunday, February 3, 2008, in the Woodward Regional Hospital. She was 80 years of age. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband, Eugene, her daughter, Vicki Hanson and husband Fred of Loveland, Colorado; a brother Raymond Fritzler and wife Ida of Shattuck; a sister Elsie Bayless and husband Glenn of Shattuck, and many other beloved family members and friends. Internment Shattuck Memorial Cemetery, Shattuck, Okla.



b. 23 Oct 1922 - McPherson County, Kansas

d. 26 Aug 2008 - Wichita, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, August 27,2008

INMAN - Eddie Froese, 85, passed away August 26, 2008, at Wichita. Born October 23, 1922, in McPherson County, the son of Jacob P. and Susie Franz Froese. Married Verna REGIER. She passed away September 23, 1997. On June 2, 1998, he married Susie Ensz in Inman. She survives. Other survivors include: a son, Merle L. and wife Theresa, Lenexa, KS; Susie's sons, Delmer and Allen Regier; a brother, Waldo, Inman; two granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Dickie D. and three brothers, Marvin, Pete and Harvey.



b. abt 1933

d. 28 Oct 2008 - Marion, Kansas

From Wichita Eagle - Thursday, October 30, 2008

MARION - Fruechting, James R. "Jim," 75, passed away October, 28, 2008. He is survived by his wife Donna of Marion; his daughters: Claire and Ross Meredith of Bartlesville, OK; Sue and Tim Nyberg of Andover; Patricia Chamberland of Marion and her fiancee Bill Waswick of Wichita; his brothers: Don and Betty of Marion; Dwight and Donna Lee of Salina; 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.


FRY, Melvin Dale

b. 11 Nov 1931

d. 20 Aug 2008

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, August 22, 2008

GARDEN CITY - Melvin Dale Fry, Sr., 77, died Aug. 20, 2008.
Survivors include: wife, Violet M. DREILING Fry, of the home; four sons, Melvin and Carole, Jr., Garden City, Gary and Romie, Bartlesville, Okla., Steve and Bonnie, Sr., Mulvane, Dennis and Mary Jane, Edmond, Okla.; two daughters, Judy and Ken Anderson, Lakin, Ann and Brad Ruward, Powell, Wyo.; sister, Jeanette Parks, Garden City; 20 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.


FUCHS, Gisela

b. 6 May 1922 - Romania, Kansas

d. 27 Nov 2008 - Ellis, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Sunday, November 30, 2008

Gisela Staab, 86, Ellis died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, at Ellis Good Samaritan Center. Born May 6, 1922, in Romania to Johann and Anna (Kuffner) Fuchs. Married Ludwig STAAB. He preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, Albert Staab, Wichita; four grandchildren, Carina Staab, Michael Staab, Karla Schuster and Lesa Goseland; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ludwig; two sons, Alfred Staab and Siegfried Lang; and a grandson, Siegfried Lang Jr.


FUERHER, Amelia Wagner (Gritzfeld)

See Amelia Gritzfeld


FUNK, Hilda

b. 3 Aug 1924 - Hillsboro, Kansas

d. 24 Sep 2008

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, September 26, 2008

HILLSBORO - Hilda Knak, 84, died Sept. 24, 2008. Born Aug. 3, 1924, the daughter of Paul K. and Katherina Schmidt Funk in Hillsboro, Kansas. Married Eldon Willard KNAK. He died in 2005. Survivors include: sons, Ronny L., Don E., Glenn D., Larry A. and Roger D.; daughter, Clarice A. Knak Warkentin; brother, Roy Funk; sister, Lenora Funk Gehring; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.


FUNK, Marie

b. 1 Aug 1921 - Bayard, Nebraska

d. 5 Sep 2008 - Mitchell, Nebraska

From The Star-Herald - Scottsbluff, NE - 9/8/2008

Marie Reuter, 87, died Friday, September 5, 2008. Services at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the Emmanuel Congregational Church in Scottsbluff. Marie was born Aug. 1, 1921, to Jacob and Mary (Funk) Funk in Bayard. Married Leo REUTER. Survivors include her sons, William (Carlene) Reuter of Scottsbluff and Ronald (Ronda) Reuter of Mitchell; daughter, Sharon (Eugene) Hullinger of Gering; grandchildren, Brian (Julie) Hullinger of Savannah, Ga., Tyson (Sara) Reuter of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jason (Jennie) Hullinger of Gering, Danielle (Edward) Gardner of Midlothian, Texas, Ryan (Amie) Reuter of Minatare, Brad Reuter and fiancé (Amanda Smith-Flittner) of Scottsbluff, and Makayle Reuter of Laramie, Wyo.; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Jayden Hullinger of Gering, Gretta Gardner of Midlothian, Texas, Lilian Hullinger of Savan-nah, Ga., and Delaney Reuter of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister, Emma Stricker of Minatare and sister?in-law, Lorraine Funk of Scottsbluff. Her parents, husband four brothers and one sister preceded her in death.


FUNK, Phyllis (Hanneman)

See Phyllis Hannema