LAKIN, Anna Fern (Regier)

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b. 29 Jul 1911 - Hopeton, Oklahoma

d. 18 Jul 1996 - Dacoma, Oklahoma

From Funeral Notice


DACOMA - The funeral for Fern Lambert Nusz, 84, at 10 a.m. Monday at the Dacoma United Methodist Church . Burial will follow in the Alva Municipal Cemetrty. Born on July 29th, 1911, on a farm south of Hopeton, Oklahoma to George W. and Stella (Fuller) Lambert and died Thursday, July 18th, 1996 at the Alva Share Medical Center. Married Jacob Andrew NUSZ in 1932. During World War II she served as the Garfield County Health Nurse. She is survived by two sisters: Alfreda Vail and Ava Poole of Wichita, Kansas; and a sister-in-law, Lorena Lambert of Hopeton, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her daughter, her parents and one brother.


LAMBERTH, Patricia Gail

b. 21 Jun 1948 - Hutchison, Kansas

d. 15 Nov 2008 - Hutchinson, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, November 23, 2008

Patricia Gail "Pattie" Lamberth, 60, died Nov. 15, 2008, at Hutchinson. Born June 21, 1948, in Hutchinson, the daughter of Vernon Lamberth and Adeline "Addie' Geis. She graduated in 1966, from Hutchinson High School. She moved to the California Bay area after graduation. Survivors include: stepdaughters, Stephanie Wendler, Santa Cruz, Calif., and Rebecca Wendler, San Francisco; her stepfather, William H. "Bill" Meyer, South Hutchinson; a brother, Richard "Rick" Lamberth, Kansas City, Mo.; a stepbrother, Arthur "Butch" Meyer, Salina; two stepsisters, Kristi Baldwin, Hutchinson, and Kelly Seibel, Pretty Prairie; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and stepmother, Patricia Lamberth, mother, Adeline "Addie" Meyer, and a stepbrother, William H. "Skip" Meyer, III.

LAMLE, James Vernon

b. 20 May 1934 - Okeene, Oklahoma

d. 30 Apr 2005 - Norman, Oklahoma

From Information Received
Funeral services for James Vernon Lamle, 70, of Tuttle, Oklahoma at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at the First Baptist Church of Tuttle. Born May 20, 1934 in Okeene, Oklahoma, the son of Leland and Leah Lamle and died April 30, 2005 in Norman, Oklahoma. Met his wife, Elsie, while attending Draughns Business School in Oklahoma City. Mr. Lamle worked for the United States Postal Service in Oklahoma City for 27 years. He was preceded in death by: Parents: Leah and Leland Lamle; one daughter: Deborah Lamle. Survivors include: Wife: Elsie Lamle of the home; two sons and their wives: Curtis and Susie Lamle of Overton, Texas, Adam and Patti Lamle of Cache, Oklahoma; one sister: Madeline Schroeder of Okeene, Oklahoma; two brothers: Richard Lamle of Hitchcock, Oklahoma, Glen Ray Lamle of Holdenville, Oklahoma; six grandchildren: Ryne, Autumn, Brock, Kelly, Austin and Jenson; best friends: Bob and Doris Bellah, Darrell and Barbara Carson; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Note: James grandparents were Adam Weber and Emma Nusz Weber (her parents were born in Dobrinka, Russia).


LAMLE, Leah (Weber)

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LAMLE, Madeline

b. 31 May 1926 - Okeene, Oklahoma

d. 11 Feb 2006 - Okeene, Oklahoma

From Enid News and Eagle - February 14, 2006
The funeral for Madeline Schroeder, 79, of Okeene 10 a.m. Thursday at Mennonite Brethern Church , Okeene. Born May 31, 1926 , at Okeene to Leland and Leah Weber Lamle and died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006 Married Allen SCHROEDER Sept. 24, 1943 . He preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, Gene Schroeder of Okeene; three daughters, Joyce Browning of Pacific, Wash. , Alana Holsted of Oklahoma City , and Carolyn Keeton of Weatherford; two brothers, Richard Lamle of Hitchcock, and Glen Lamle of Holdenville; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Besides her husband, Allen, she was preceded in death by one brother, and one granddaughter.
Note: Her Grandparents were Adam and Emma (Nusz) Weber. Adam's parents were David and Mary Weber. Emma's parents were Geo Peter and Mary Catherine (Wolf) Nusz. Nusz family came from Dobrinka, Russia.


LANCE, Jean Ann

b. 3 Jan 1945 - Ephrata, Washington

d. 20 Oct 2008 - Oshkosh

From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 10/22/2008
OSHKOSH - Jean Ann Kling, 63, of Oshkosh, died early Monday morning, Oct. 20, 2008, in Oshkosh. Cremation was held. Jean was born on Jan. 3, 1945, in Ephrata, Wash., to LeRoy Howard and Helen Winifred (Grinde) Lance. As a child of a Sergeant in the Air Force, Jean grew up and lived in various parts of the country. Jean was united in marriage to Bernard "Bernie" KLING in Scottsbluff. She is survived by her two sons, Mike Kling of Mitchell, and Dave and wife Kathleen Kling of Ogallala; five grandchildren, Bailey and Riley Kling of Mitchell, Cyle, Dawson and Madison Kling of Ogallala; mother, Helen Lance of Gering; brother, Tom and his wife Ann Lance of Lakewood, Colo.; brothers-in-law, Kermit, Gerald and Gordon; sister-in-law, Nancy; and an aunt, Eunice Rheinfrank of Gering. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernie Kling in 2007; her father, LeRoy Lance; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Carl and Mildred Kling.

LANG, Bernadette A.

b. 22 Feb 1953

d. 18 Jun 2008 - La Crosse, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, June 19, 2008

LA CROSSE - Bernadette A. "Bernie" Kreutzer, 55, died June 18, 2008. She was born Feb. 22, 1953, daughter of Emmanuel J. and Amelia Scheck Lang. Survivors include: son, Rick L. and Victoria; daughter, Amanda Marie Kreutzer and friend Jake P. Schulte; four sisters, Lillie Lang, Doris Kohlus, Darlene Leiker, Jeanette Jacobs; sister-in-law, Toni Lang; and three grandchildren. Burial is in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria. Cline's Mortuary, Hays.


LANTZ, Opal Irene Detweiler Still (Timbers)

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LANTZ, Roger Eldon

b. 20 Nov 1953 - Salina, Kansas

d. 2 Oct 2008 - Hutchinson, Kansas

From Lucas Sylvan News - Thursday, October 9, 2008

Obituary Eldon Lantz (1953-2008) - Roger Eldon Lantz, 54, died Thursday, October 2, 2008 at Hutchinson, Kansas . Born November 20, 1953, in Salina, Kansas. Survivors include one son, Kevin, of Florida; 6 brothers: Gary Lantz, Dennis Lantz, both of Lucas, Kansas; Larry Lantz, Atchison, Kansas; Harold Lantz, Palm Bay, Florida; Gaylen Lantz, Caldwell, Kansas; Jerry Lantz, Salina, Kansas and 4 sisters: Karen Nelson, Judy Heaton, Janet Anderson, all of Lucas, Kansas; Debbie Francis, Anthony, Kansas and all their spouses; 1 aunt, Bonnie Gilmore, Emporia, Kansas and lots of nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Lantz, and mother and step-father, Florene and George Tuggle. The body was cremated and a memorial will be held at the Lucas Cemetery at a later date.

NOTE: Page 308 of Schneider History


LARSEN, Ivan Joseph

b. 24 Sep 1939 - Lincoln, Kansas

d. 10 Jul 2008

From Salina Journal - Thursday, July 17, 2008

KANOPOLIS -- Ivan Joseph Larsen, 68, died Thursday, July 10, 2008. Born September 24, 1939, in Lincoln, KS. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; and four brothers. Survivors include two sons, Michael Joseph Larsen and Eric Leroy Larsen; a brother, Steve Larsen and wife Mary; three sisters, Esther Steinle, Agnes Stamm, Rose Thomas; sister-in-law, Ruth Larsen; four grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.


LARSEN, Virgil M.

b. 7 Oct 1921 - Cushing, Nebraska

d. 18 Nov 2008 - Greeley, Colorado

From Salina Journal - Friday, November 21, 2008

GREELEY, Colo. -- Virgil M. Larsen, 87, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at Greeley. Born Oct. 7, 1921, in Cushing, Neb., the son of the late Marius and Ingelborg Larsen. He was a farmer. Married Janyce BANTA in Hastings, Neb. She preceded him in death Jan. 1, 2000. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred McKee; granddaughter; and grandson. Survivors include daughters, Debbie (Don) Klaus, Hays, and Karen (Jen) Larsen Chalew, Claremont, Calif.; son, Bryan (Angie), Windsor; brother, Andrew, Westminster, Calif.; grandchildren, Rebecca (Eric) Schmidt, David Klaus, James Chalew, Mario Chalew, Jaxson Larsen and Cole Larsen; and one great-granddaughter, Catherine (Cadee) Schmidt.


b. 24 May 1919 - Newton, Kansas

d. 16 Nov 2008 - Overland Park, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Wednesday, November 19, 2008

OVERLAND PARK -- Dr. Carl E. Latschar, 89, died Nov. 16, 2008, at Overland Park, KS. Born May 24, 1919, in Newton, to Oscar and Margaret (Warkentin) Latschar. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Laura Elizabeth (HERR) Latschar (September 2006). Carl is survived by his 5 children, Lucille (Rich) Jewett, of Merriam, Carol (Ulrich) Kessler, of Ãñpfingen, Germany, John (Terry) Latschar, of Gettysburg, PA, Beth Latschar, of Mission and Joanne (John) McNair, of Lenexa; 12 grandchildren, ages 17 to 41; 11 great-grandchildren, ages 1 to 14; and his sisters-in-law, Louise Latschar, Alta Mae Latschar, Alice Reinecke and brother-in-law Marvin Reinecke. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Arnold and Milton, and sisters, Agnes and Edna.


LAUBACH, Betty J. (Lehr)

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LAUBACH, Eugene Carl

b. 29 Apr 1937 - Okeene, Oklahoma

d. Sep 1989

From Okeene Record


Funeral services for Eugene (Gene) Carl Laubach, 52, was held Monday, September 11, 1989 at 9 a.m. at the Jacob Schoen & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in New Orleans, Louisiana. Laubach was born April 29th, 1937 in Okeene, Oklahoma to Herbert and Ruby (Laubach) Laubach. Married Gail (THOMPSON). Laubach is survived by his wife, Gail, of the home; a son: Joseph K. Laubach I of Morreror, Louisiana; two daughters: Christy Lodrigues and Kimberly Laubach, both of Gretna, Louisiana; three sisters: Neoma Vanzant of Muskogee, Oklahoma; Norita Adam of Okeene, Oklahoma; and Nadine Benham of Dallas, Texas; three brothers: Virgil Laubach of Torrington, Wyoming; Donald Wahl of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Harold Laubach of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and two grandchildren, Joseph K. Laubach II and Rachel Laubach, both of Morrero, Louisiana. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mrs.. Irvin (Norma) Hill



b. 24 Jul 1905 - Okeene, Oklahoma

d. 22 Dec 2005 - Okeene, Oklahoma

From Ultimate Tributes.com

Ervin Laubach - 1905 – 2005 - OKEENE – Funeral service for Ervin Laubach, 100, Saturday, December 24, 2005 at 10:00 A.M. at the Zion Baptist Church in Okeene. Ervin was born July 24, 1905 in Okeene, Oklahoma to Henry J. Laubach and Molly Fisher Laubach. Ervin passed from this life on Thursday, December 22, 2005. Married Edvina GREB on November 4, 1930 in Okeene. They shared 71 years of marriage until her death in 2001. Survivors include two sons, Jay Lee & wife, Judy Laubach of Okeene, Gary Laubach & wife, Margie of Okeene; one daughter, Nada Hokit and husband, Ron of Duncan, Oklahoma; two sisters, Dorothy Greb and Ruth Kosanke; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Ervin was preceded in death by his wife, Edvina in 2001 and one son, Arnold.


b. 9 Sep 1916 - Okeene, Oklahoma

d. 23 Jun 1994 - Okeene, Oklahoma

From Okeene Record - Thursday, June 24, 1994

LAUBACH, FLOYD 1916-1994 - OKEENE - The funeral for Floyd Laubach, 77, at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Zion Baptist Church in Okeene. Born September 9, 1916, northwest of Okeene on the family homestead to Phillip and Lydia Nusz Laubach and died Thursday, June 23, 1994 at the Okeene Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Pauline Laubach of the home; two sons, William Eugene of Oklahoma City and Marvin Thomas of Canton; one daughter, Patricia Ann Wright of Enid; three sisters, Lillie Lipps and Rachel Jantzen, both of Okeene; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters. Note: Floyd's mother was Lydia Nusz daughter of George Peter Nusz who was born in Dobrinka, Russia. Phillip Nusz was the son of Phillip Laubach Sr. also from Russia.



b. 17 Apr 1890 - Peoria, Illinois

d. 2 Jun 1963 - Saginaw

From Saignaw, Michigan Obits

Leah Laubach Nusz - Birth: Thursday, April 17, 1890 Place of Birth: PEORIA, IL

Death: Sunday, June 2, 1963 Place of Death: SAGINAW CO., MI Buried Roselawn Cemetery, Saginaw Co. Mi. Funeral Home: Case - Spouse: William David NUSZ Married: 1905 in Ok.

Note: She grew up in Blaine Co. Ok, daughter of Phillip Laubach Sr.


LAUBACH, Lydia Weisner (Nusz)

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b. 31 Mar 1924 - Okeene, Oklahoma

d. 1 Feb 1989 - Enid, Oklahoma

From Information Received

HILL, NORMA M. (LAUBACH) 1924-1989 - Norma M. (Laubach) Hill - Funeral services for Norma M. Hill, 64, who died Wednesday, February 1st, 1989, were Saturday, February 4th, at the Calvary Baptist Church. Born March 31st, 1924, at Okeene, Oklahoma. Married Irvin HILL at Okeene April 25th, 1946. Survivors include her husband; a son, Lonnie D. of Enid, Oklahoma; three daughters, Mary Rozelle of North Pole, Alaska; Susan Lansford of Owasso, Oklahoma and Kathie Hittle of Ponca City, Oklahoma; four brothers, Virgil Laubach of Torsington, Wyoming, Donald Wahl of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Eugene Laubach of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.; three sisters, Neoma Vanzant of Muskogee, Oklahoma; Norita Adam of Okeene, Oklahoma; and Nadine Benham of Carrollton, Texas and eight grandchildren.


LAUBACH, Ruby Pauline Weber (Knopp)

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LAUBACH, Shirley Jean (Love)

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LAUBHAN, Edna May (Thomas)

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b. 11 Feb 1923 - Lost Springs, Kansas

d. 8 Jun 2008 - Newton, Kansas

From Newton Kansan - Thursday, June 12, 2008

PEABODY — Naomi W. (Laubham) Haas, 85, passed away Sunday (June 8, 2008) in Newton. Born Feb. 11, 1923, in Lost Springs, the daughter of Gottfried and Martha (Procknau) Laubham. She is survived by daughters, Doris Herbert of Fort Worth, Texas, and Donna Britton-Quast of New Mexico; sister, Wilma Peters of Newton; five grandchildren.


LAUBHAN, Hubert Alexander

b. 8 Apr 1917 - Russell, Kansas

d. 26 Oct 2008 - Russell, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Wednesday, October 29, 2008

RUSSELL -- Hubert Alexander Laubhan, 91, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008. Born April 8, 1917, in Russell, to the late John and Maria (Nuss) Laubhan. Preceded in death by: brothers, Victor, Georg, Edwin and Paul; and infant sister, Maria. Survivors: wife, Betty, of the home; daughter, Lizbeth Thielen, Russell; sons, Larry and wife Sydnie, Russell, and Michael and wife Kathleen, Wichita; sister, Ruth Sands and husband Bob, Hobbs, N.M.; two sisters-in-law; and five grandchildren.


LAUBHAN, Hubert Alexander

b. 8 Apr 1917 - Russell, Kansas

d. 26 Oct 2008 - Russell, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hubert Alexander Laubhan, 91, Russell, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at Russell. Born April 8, 1917, in Russell to John and Maria (Nuss) Laubhan. Married Betty YOST. Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Larry Laubhan, Russell, and Michael Laubhan, Wichita; a daughter, Lizbeth Thielen, Russell; a sister, Ruth Sands, Hobbs, N.M.; and five grandchildren.



b. abt 1933

d. 18 Jun 2008

From Wichita Eagle - Saturday, June 21, 2008

DOUGLASS - Laubhan, Joan "Jodi," 75, died June 18, 2008. Preceded by husband of 22 years, Wilbur Laubhan. Survivors: son, Clayton and Teresa Vaughn of Winfield; grandson, Wesley Vaughn; great-grandson, Kennison Vaughn.


LAUBACH, Herbert Edward

b. 8 Oct 1898 - Okeene, Oklahoma

d. 25 Sep 1972 - Okeene, Oklahoma

From Okeene Record - Thursday, September 28, 1972

LAUBACH, HERBERT EDWARD 1898-1972 - Herbert E. Laubach, 73, died September 25, 1972 at Okeene Born October 8, 1898, son of Henry J. and Mollie Laubach of Okeene. Married Hannah GREB. To this union were born two children, a daughter, Mrs. Irvin (Norma) Hill of Enid; and a son, Virgil of Weatherford. His wife preceded him in death December 27, 1926. July 18, 1934 he married Ruby (Laubach) Wahl. To this union five children were born: Mrs. Claude (Neoma) Vanzant of Sallisaw; Eugene, New Orleans, Louisana; Mrs. Bob (Norita) Adam of Okeene; Mrs. Monte (Nadine) Benham of Des Moines, Iowa; Harold of Oklahoma City; and one step-son, Don Wahl of North Little Rock, Arkansas. Other survivors are 19 grandchildren, three brothers, George and Irvin of Okeene and Alvin of Los Vegas, Nevada; three sisters, Mrs. Sam (Dorothy) Greb of Muskogee; Mrs. Adolph (Ruth) Kosanke of Cordell and Clara Federman of Okeene



LAUDNER, Bertha E.

b. 19 Oct 1914

d. 30 Nov 2008

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

MARION - Bertha E. Helmer, 94, died Nov. 30, 2008. Born Oct. 19, 1914, the daughter of Alex and Mary Elizabeth (Schimpf) Laudner. Married August HELMER. He died June 11, 1995. Survivors include: a brother, Victor Laudner, Longview, Texas; sibling-in-laws, Fritz (Edith) Helmer and Ann Boese, all of Marion; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Alex Jr., Frederick, Karl, Henry and Lydia.



b. 27 Jan 1916 - Endicott, Washington

d. 1 Mar 2002 - Simi Valley, California

From Lutheran Witness Magazine

Adam D. Lautenschlager was born on January 27, 1916 in Endicott, Washington. He died on March 1, 2002 in Simi Valley, California. He was the son of Conrad and Marie (nee Ruhl) Lautenschlager. He graduated from Concordia Lutheran Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1940 and served congregations from 1941-1949 and from 1954-1986. His ministries/parishes were in: Camas, WA; Rupert and Twin Falls, ID; Toledo and Newport, OR; Los Angeles, CA; and Wickenburg, AZ. He was a pastor of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. He was survived by Arlene Nee Lutz and son William and daughter Sharon.


LAUX, Judy K. (Leiker)

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b. 3 Feb 1920 - LaJunta, Coloado

d. 2 Dec 2008 - Moundridge, Kansas

From Newton Kansan

MOUNDRIDGE — Phoebe R. Unruh, 88, died Tuesday (Dec. 2, 2008) in Moundridge.

Born Feb. 3, 1920, in LaJunta, Colo., and was adopted by Alpha and Fanny Holdeman Leatherman.

Married Conrad C. UNRUH. He died on Jan. 27, 2007. Survivors include two sons, Leonard Unruh of Sharon Springs and Mark Unruh of Craig, Colo.; two daughters, Elaine Leatherman of Moundridge and Margaret Schmidt of Sharon Springs; one brother, Jake Leatherman of Scott City; 19 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.


LEBSACK, Lorraine

b. 16 Oct 1932 - Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska

d. 17 Oct 2008 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

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

TORRINGTON, Wyo. - Lorraine Schlager, 76, died Oct. 17, 2008, at the Goshen Care Center.
Lorraine was born Oct. 16, 1932, in Scotts Bluff County, Neb., the daughter of Conrad and Mary (Kolb) Lebsack. Married Harry SCHLAGER, and had two sons, Mark and Harry Jr. They were later divorced in the early 1980's. Lorraine is survived by two sons, Harry Schlager Jr. of North Hills, Calif., and Mark Schlager and his wife Gaylene of Torrington; a granddaughter, Brittany B. Schlager of Torrington; her ex-husband, Harry Schlager Sr. of Cheyenne, Wyo.; one brother, Leonard Lebsack and his wife Nancy of Torrington; five sisters, Esther Peterson of Cheyenne, LaVerne Ahlbrandt of Columbus, Neb., Florence Smith and her husband Don of Pine Bluff, Wyo., Lydia Baker of Cheyenne, and Shirley Quigley and her husband Walt of Scottsdale, Ariz. Preceding her in death are her parents; two sisters, Marie Daigh and Amelia Lebsack; and one brother, Leroy Lebsack.


LECH, Alma Leona (Popp)

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LEFFLER, Frances Ethel

b. 15 Mar 1926 - Somerville, Texas

d. 2 Aug 2008 - Casper, Wyoming

From Casper Star Tribune , Casper, WY - Tuesday, August 5, 2008

CASPER -- Frances Ethel (Leffler) Eastes, 82, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, August 8, 2008, died on August 2, 2008, in Casper. Born on March 15, 1926, in Somerville, to Charles Henry Leffler and Ruth Marie (Brown) Leffler. Married Winston Eugene EASTES. She nurtured her sons, daughter-in-laws, and three grandsons throughout her life. She is survived by her sons and their spouses, Pat Eastes of Buffalo; Mike Eastes of Salem, Ore.; and Kelly Eastes of Casper; three grandsons; a great-granddaughter; an aunt and a beloved sister-in- law. She was preceded in death by her husband, Winston Eugene Eastes, in 1988; parents and brother, Charles Brown Leffler


LEFFLER, Susan Jean (Blumhardt)

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LEGLEITER, Anthony Richard

b. 13 Jun 1940 - Liebenthal, Kansas

d. 30 May 2008 - Hays, Kansas

Hays Daily News - Sunday, June 1, 2008

Anthony "Tony" Legleiter, 67, Hays, died Friday, May 30, 2008, at Hays. Born June 13, 1940, in Liebenthal to Anton and Genevieve (Schaffer) Legleiter. Married Carol KRONEWITTER.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Scott Anthony Legleiter, Rogers, Ark.; six brothers, Gerald Legleiter and wife, Betty, Miles Legleiter and wife, Janie, Harold "Harry" Legleiter and wife, Pat, and Walter "Wally" Legleiter, all of Hays, LeeRoy Legleiter and wife, Leoti, Great Bend, Dennis Legleiter and wife, Carol Lou, Gorham; four sisters, Dorothy McCollum, Virginia Kinderknecht, Germaine Degenhardt, Patty Lou Rohr and husband, Gary, all of Hays; three sister-in-laws, Deltha Legleiter, Helen Legleiter, both of Hays and Sue Legleiter, WaKeeney; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Donald, Wilfred and Melvin; a sister-in-law, Betty Jane Legleiter; and two brother-in-laws, Donald Kinderknecht and Bill McCollum.


LEHMAN, Donald Eugene

b. 14 Jan 1946 - Salina, Kansas

d. 21 Nov 2008 - Lawrence, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Sunday, November 25, 2008

LAWRENCE -- Don Lehman, 62, Lawrence, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, in Lawrence. Born Jan. 14, 1946, in Salina, the son of Maurice and Ila Holiday Lehman. Married Gretchen McMASTER. She survives, of the home. Also surviving are two daughters, Jennifer Wierwille, Newton, and Shannon Andrews, Lawrence; two grandchildren, Dakota Lee Wierwille and Taylor Olivia Andrews; brother, Lawrence, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and sister, Lucile Alldaffer, Wichita. He was preceded in death by his sister, Leanna Swenson, Salina.


LEHMAN, Elizabeth Marie

b. 15 May 1915

d. 27 May 2008 - Windsor, Colorado

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 15 June 2008

WINDSOR, Colo. - Elizabeth Marie Pfieffer passed away on May 27, 2008, in Windsor. Elizabeth was the last living child of the William Lehman family and was preceded in death by her parents, William and Elizabeth Lehman; brothers Henry, August and Bill; and sisters Sophie Nauman, Minnie Lehman, Jennie Williams, Amelia Ries and Hermina Bliss. She is survived one daughter, Carol Crandall of Windsor; and one son Ed Hana of Bradley, Ill.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Elizabeth just celebrated her 93 birthday on May 15. (1915)


LEHMAN, James Wesley

b. 9 Jan 1917 - Deer Creek, Oklahoma

d. 21 Jun 1006 - Claremore, Oklahoma

From Musgrove Merritt Smith Funeral Home - Claremore, Oklahoma

James Wesley Lehman died Wed., June 21, 2006, at Claremore Nursing Home at the age of 89.  The son of Reuben Edwin and Mary Eldora (Sharples) Lehman was born Jan. 9, 1917, in Deer Creek, OK. Married Katherine DeFREMERY in Berkley, CA.   James was preceded in death by his parents; sisters: LaVera Reynolds, Clairnelle deFremery, and Arlene Pierce; and brother, Robert Lehman.  Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Katherine Lehman of Claremore; daughter, Mary Lehman Zuckerman and husband, Jamie of Queens, NY; sons: Ed Lehman and wife, Debbie of Medford, John Lehman of San Jose, CA, and Dave Lehman and wife, Patti of Claremore; grandchildren: Aaron and Christine Lehman of Medford, Louise and Marguerite Lehman of San Jose, Brian Lehman and wife, Ashley of Springdale, AR, Melissa Mills and husband, Matt of Stillwater, and William Lehman of Stillwater; sister, Frances McConnell of Bartlesville; and many nieces and nephews. 

LEHMAN, Katherine Marie (DeFremery)

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LEHMANN, Thadene Anna

b. abt 1936

d. 16 October 2008 - Smith Center, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Saturday 18, 2008

SMITH CENTER -- Thadene Anna Haas, 72, died Oct. 16, 2008. Survivors include her husband, Frederick (HAAS), Smith Center; son, Michael and wife Carol, McPherson; daughter, Michele Meade and husband Ray, Jay, Okla.; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; sisters, Lavern Meyer, Smith Center, Wilma Sweat, Cedar, and June Homan, Belen, N.M.; and brother, Allen Lehmann, Smith Center.


LEHR, Betty J.

b. 23 Aug 1925 - Tangier, Woodward Co., Oklahoma

d. 15 Mar 2005 - Enid, Oklahoma

From UltimateTributes.

1925 - 2005 - Okeene-Funeral service for Betty J. Laubach, age 79, will be Saturday, March 19, 2005 at 2:00 P.M. at First United Methodist Church in Okeene. Betty J. Lehr was born on August 23, 1925 in Tangier located in Woodward County Oklahoma to Alton Lehr and Lula Mae Rutledge Lehr and passed from this life on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 in Enid. Betty married Frank M. "Pete" LAUBACH in Okeene. Betty is survived by her husband, Pete of forty-eight years; two daughters, Barbara Smith and husband, Don of Ovilla, Texas and Patricia Fischer and husband, Richard of Spring, Texas; five grandchildren, Kelli Smith Zettlemoyer and husband, Steve, Kyle Smith, Eric Fischer, Drew Fischer and Bree Fischer; three great grandchildren, AshLynn, Jacob and Jayce; three sisters, Bonnie L. Heard of Longview, Texas, Loretta M. Mayall of Anadarko and Vernita Shirley of Woodward; one brother, Clarence E. Lehr of Clinton and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and one nephew.


LEHR, Lydia

b. 1888

d. 1891 - Enid, Oklahoma

From Enid News

NUSZ, LYDIA (LEHR) 1888-1981 - Lydia Nusz, 83, 419 W. Indiana, died in a local nursing home Wednesday. She came to Enid from Isabella some 53 years ago, and was a member of the Baptist Church. Mrs. Nusz is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Andy (Rae) Thomas and Anne Louise Rogers, both of Enid, and Ruth Escue, Port Arthur, Tex.; three sons, Jake A., Dacoma, Reuben, Tulsa, and Paul of Enid; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. David (Bertha) Tautfest, Weatherford, Mrs. Marie Karl, Gehring, Nebraska, and Mrs. Henry (Mollie) Laubach, Tulsa, Oklahoma; three brothers, Fred and Charlie Lehr, both of Okeene, Oklahoma and Harry Lehr, Saginaw, Michigan. She was predeceased by her husband and one grandson, Pete L. Thomas. As printed in the Enid News, Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma Note: Her husband's Nusz Ancestral village is Dobrinka.

Note: This obit was submitted to show deceased in 1981, but this may be incorrect.


LEHR, Peter -

15 Nov 1893 - Marion County, Kansas

d. 17 Feb 1969 - Okeene, Oklahoma

From Okeene Record - February 27, 1969

LEHR, PETER 1893-1969 - PETE LEHR SERVICES HELD THURSDAY - Peter Lehr, son of Henry and Katherine Lehr, was born November 15, 1893 in Marion County Kansas and died February 17, 1969, at Okeene, Oklahoma. Married Eva WEIGAND and to this union five children were born. Survivors are his wife, Eva of the home; a son, Ivan of Richmond, California; his daughters: Lillian Byers of Weatherford, Oklahoma, Evelyn Wyatt of Richmond, California, Dorothy Pierce of Concord, California, Gwendolyn Skyrem of Santa Rosa, California; six grandchildren, five great grandchildren; four brothers: Harry of Michigan; Carl, Jake, and Fred, all of Okeene, Oklahoma; four sisters: Marie Karle of Nebraska; Lydia Nusz of Enid, Oklahoma; Mollie Laubach of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Bertha Tautfest of Weatherford, Oklahoma.


LEICHLITER, Lora Linn (Ward)

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LEICHLITER, Luanna Ruth (Claassen)

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LEIKER, Aloysius Leo

b. 7 Jan 1923 - Munjor, Kansas

d. 4 May 2008 - Ness City, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, May 6, 2008

NESS CITY - Aloysius Leo Leiker, 85, died May 4, 2008, Ness City. Born Jan. 7, 1923, at Munjor, to Alex H. and Margraet Pfannenstiel Leiker. Survivors include two sisters, Coletta Luetters, Ransom, and Martina Farrington, Ness City. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Edmund, Richard, Edward "Blackie" and Robert Dean Leiker; six sisters, Ida Vogel, Mary Vogel, Agidia Simpson, Bertha Pfiefer, Lydia Rupp and Irene Leiker.

LEIKER, Bernadine (Jacobs)

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LEIKER, Sister Cecilia

b. 5 Feb 1932 - Ness City, Kansas

d. 5 Nov 2008 - Wichita, Kansas

From Wichita Eagle - Friday, November 7, 2008

Leiker, Sister Cecilia, ASC, born Feb. 5 , 1932 in Ness City, Kan., to the late Peter C. and Amelia (Ruder) Leiker, died Nov. 5, 2008. Survivors: brother and sister-in-law, Delbert and Dolores Leiker of Hays; sisters-in-law, Georgine and Mary Leiker; half-sisters, Angeline Leiker and Florentine Schuckman; cousin, Sister Bernita Marie Leiker, ASC; and the Sisters of the ASC Community.


LEIKER, Dorothy (Linenberger)

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LEIKER, James S.

b. 21 Apr 1955 - Salina, Kansas

d. 26 Sep 2008 - Salina, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Sunday, September 28, 2008

James S. "Jim" Leiker, 53, of Salina, died Sept. 26, 2008, in Salina. Born April 21, 1955, in Salina to Clarence J. and JoAnn (White) Leiker. He is preceded in death by his wife, Shawn, in 1987; his father, in 2002; and a brother, Jerry, in 2004. He is survived by his children: Jason Leiker and fiance Lisa of Salina, and Jennifer Freeman and husband Jon, also of Salina;. his mother, JoAnn Leiker, of Salina; two Sisters, Joyce Kelley and Judy Claeys, both of Salina; and grandchildren, Jace and Jayden Freeman of Salina. ,



b. 19 Jan 1945 - Albuquerque, Mexico

d. 16 Aug 2008 - Barrington, Illinois

From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - September 7, 2008

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Judy K. (Leiker) Laux, 63, of Schaumburg, died Aug. 16 (2008) in Barrington, Ill. Born Jan. 19, 1945, in Albuquerque, N.M., she was the daughter of Ernest and Roberta Leiker.

She was the loving mother of Angela (Jason) Crase; loving grandmother of Jonathan and Samantha; dear sister of Linda (Hubert) Hess and of Janice (Conce) Magana of Bel Aire; and dear aunt of Chris, Eric, Felicia, Melissa and Meredith



LEIKER, Loretta

b. 7 May 1920 - Hays, Kansas

d. 16 Nov 2008 - Euless, Texas

From Hays Daily News - November 2008

Loretta Leiker, 88, Euless, Texas, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008. Born May 7, 1920, in Hays, to Peter and Susan (Befort) Leiker. Married Theobald LEIKER. Survivors include a daughter, Ruth Herl, Euless; a brother, Edward Leiker, Munjor; a granddaughter, Tomi Herl, Euless; and two great-grandchildren, Dawson and Dakota Herl. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theobald Leiker; a son, Robert Leiker; a sister, Marcella Staab; and four brothers, Alois, Alexander, A.P. and Alfred Leiker


LEIKER, Scholastica M.

b. abt 1912

d. 21 Sep 2008

From Salina Journal - Monday, September 22, 2008

WALKER -- Scholastica M. Leiker, 96, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008. Preceded in death: husband; son, Roger (LEIKER); and daughter, Bernita Leiker. Survivors: sons, Dennis and wife Jan, Rolling Bay, Wash., Jerome "Jerry" and wife Jenni, Conroe, Texas, and Wilbert "Wil" and wife Karen, Topeka; daughters, Lilyota "Lil" Brundgardt, Gorham, and Nancy Leiker-McCoy and husband Larry, Porter, Texas; nine grandchildren; and six step grandchildren.


LEIKER, Scholastica M. (Walters)

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LEIS, Elizabeth (Jansen)

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LEIS, Evelyn J. (Schwartz)

See Evelyn J. Schwartz


LEINWEBER, Clifford F.

b. 7 May 1926 - Oshkosh, Wisconsin -

d. 8 Jun 2008 - Oshkosh, Wisconsin

From information received

Clifford F. LEINWEBER, 82, of Oshkosh, passed away at Mercy Medical Center on June 18, 2008. Born in Oshkosh on May 7, 1926, a son of Henry and Catherine (Dipple) Leinweber. Clifford married Mary Jane WIDZINSKI. She preceded him in death on Feb.18, 1995. Survivors include one brother, Byron Leinweber, and two sisters, Beverly Sphatt and Arlyle Matsche, all of Oshkosh.



b. 12 Mar 1931 - Hudson

d. 9 Feb 2008

From Information Received

Harold LEINWEBER was born March 12, 1931 in Hudson to Conrad and Mary Katherine Leinweber. He passed away Feb. 9, 2008. Married Patsy LEINWEBER. Survivors: His wife; a son and his wife, Gary and Diane Leinweber of Greeley; two daughters, Gail Husman and Gwen Leinweber and husband Scott Petrilla from Fort Collins; five sisters, Ruth, Rose, Jean and Helen Leinweber and Helen Jorgenson; and six grandchildren. Preceded in death by: 15 brothers and sisters: Katie, Esther, Conrad, Henry, Adam and Ruth Leinweber, and George, Pete, Johnny, Hank, Tillie, Pauline, Emma, Ebie and Evelyn Befus.


LEINWEBER, Roy Leonard

b. 18 Apr 1930 - Longmont, Colorado -

d. 22 Jan 2008 - Loveland, Colorado

From Information Submitted
Roy Leonard LEINWEBER , 77, of Loveland died Jan. 22, 2008. Born Apr. 18, 1930, in Longmont, Colorado, to Conrad and Elizabeth (Befus) Leinweber. Married LaVerne CALLOW; they later divorced. They share two children, a son Greg and a daughter Lesa. He met and married his present wife, Fern ELLIOTT, in 1989.


LEINWEBER, Russel Dylan

b. 10 Jun 1977 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

d. 23 Sep 2008 - Fort Collins, Colorado

From The Star-Herald,Scottsbluff, NE - 10/2/2008
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Russel Dylan Leinweber, 31, of Fort Collins, Colo. passed away (Sep 23, 2008). A celebration of life memorial will be held on Sunday, Oct. 5, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Elk's Lodge. Russ was born June 10, 1977 at Saint Mary's Hospital in Scottsbluff. Married Gina HAWORTH in 1995 and the couple had three children. He is survived by his wife Gina Leinweber, his son's Brock, Trey and Brandon, all from Fort Collins; his parents Rita Lux of Gering and Larry (Deb) Leinweber of Alliance; sisters and brothers-in-law Semelee (Todd) McBride and Emma (Kelly) Thomas; mother-in-law Cynthia Haworth; father-in-law Tom Haworth; brother-in-law Jeremy Haworth; grandparents Jay and Angie Leinweber, all from Scottsbluff/Gering; Iona Poppe and Kenneth Wolf from Great Falls; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceding him in death are his stepfather James Furlong and grandparents Ted and Pauline Lux.



b. abt 1911

d. 26 Feb 2003 - Longmont, Colorado

From Longmont Newspaper, Longmont, CO - March 1, 2003

Edna Lenhart Litzenberger, 92, of Longmont, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at LifeCare of Longmont. Private family interment will e held at Mountain View Cemetery


LIBSACK, Helen (Haas)

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LIBSACK, Mildred E. (Engleman)

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LILLY, Thelma Lurena

b. 10 Feb 1911 - Lathrop, Missouri

d. 18 Nov 2008 - Aurora, Colorado

From Hays Daily News - Sunday, November 25, 2008

Thelma Lurena Staab, 97, Aurora, Colo., died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008 at Aurora South Medical Center, Aurora. Born Feb. 10, 1911, in Lathrop, Mo., to John Thomas and Etta Mae (Kimsey) Lilly. Married Fidelis Robert STAAB. He preceded her in death Oct. 31, 2004. Survivors include two sons, Thomas Staab and his wife, Janet, Franktown, Colo., and Robert Staab and wife, Dee, Omaha, Neb.; three grandchildren, Stacey L. Vogler and husband, James, Smyrna, Tenn., and Kevin Staab and wife, Kinsey, and Brenda Staab, all of Omaha; and numerous nieces and nephews.


LIND, Katherine Elizabeth

b. 22 January 1915 - Windsor, Colorado

d. 6 May 2008 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 8 May 2008

Submitted by Henry L. Schmick

Katherine Elizabeth (Lind) Miller, 93, of Scottsbluff, died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at the Regional West Medical Center. Katherine was born January 22, 1915, in Windsor, Colo. to Wilhelm and Eva Katherine (Lind) Lind. Married David MILLER. Survivors include her son, Robert D. Miller of Scottsbluff; daughters, Linda (Richard) Kuhlman of Loveland, Colo., and Jean Olson of Littleton, Colo.; grandchildren, Dr. Lori (Ron) Hennis of Loveland, Colo., Shelly (Troy) Jackson of Aurora, Colo., Jeff (Cari) Kuhlman of Aspen, Colo., Scott (Dawn) Olson of Littleton, Colo., Brenda (Jay) Headley of Larkspur, Colo., and Michael (LaDonna) Olson of Castle Rock, Colo.; seven great grandchildren; sister, Helen (Ramon) Van Wyngarden of Arvada, Colo.; brothers, Edward (June) Lind of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Raymond (Mary Lou) Lind of Scottsbluff, Don (Dottie) Lind of Castle Rock, Colo., Robert (Doris) Lind and Riney Lind all of Rapid City, S.D., Jim Lind of Torrington, Wyo., Wayne (Janet) Lind of Maricopa, Ariz.; and nu-merous nieces and nephews. Her parents, husband, son, six brothers, and one sister preceded her in death.



b. 15 Jun 1926 - Joliet, Montana

d. 30 Apr 2008 - Joliet, Montana

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 2 May 2008

JOLIET - Earl A. Lindgren died on Wednesday, April 30, 2008. He was 81. Earl was born on June 15, 1926, to August and Harriet Lindgren. Married Jane DIETZ. Together, they raised two sons and a daughter. . Earl was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Lula Peterson Survived by his wife of 59 years, Jane. He is also survived by his two sons and their families, Wally and his wife Debbie of Joliet and their children Carrie, Brent, Brad, Tiffany and Danielle; Terry and his wife Pam of Malta and his children Jacy, Nikki and Scott. One daughter, Linda Elrod of New Boston, Texas and her daughter Kelli also survive him. Earl is survived by seven great-grandchildren, Travis, Brandon, Dalton, Dylan, Jaden, Shayanna, Hunter, Kylee and Kaden; two brothers, Leonard Lindgren of Joliet and Charles (Marty) Lindgren of Indianapolis; and one sister, Alberta Bartell; along with many nieces and nephews survive him.



b. 4 Sep 1931 - Mitchell, Nebraska

d. 27 Jul 2008 - Gering, Nebraska

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

Dean Lindhorst, 76, of Gering, died Sunday, July 27, 2008, in Gering. Dean was born Sept. 4, 1931, to John and Luella (Schmidt) Lindhorst in Mitchell. Dean had a marriage of 54 years, to Margie (NUSS). He is survived by his wife: Margie; daughter: Debbie Brunner of Gering and special friend, Rod Brown; son: Steve Lindhorst of Biloxi, Miss.; grandchildren: Jamie Brunner of Gering, Jeremy (Amber) Brunner of Gering, Valorie Lindhorst of Blaine Minn. and fiancé Adam Peterson, Jeffrey (Martha) Lindhorst of Blaine Minn. and Jessica Lindhorst of St. Cloud, Minn.; eight great-grandchildren; brothers: Don (Joan) Lindhorst of Gering and Jack (Joann) Lindhorst of Kirkland, Wash.; sisters: Janet (Dick) Neale of Concord, Calif. and Janice (George) Roach of Baker City, Ore.; sister-in-law: Joyce Lindhorst of Merrit Island, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. Dean was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; parents; two brothers: Harold Lindhorst, William (Bill) Lindhorst; and Dean's brother: Francis "Fred" Lindhorst of Merrit Island, Fla., who passed away July 28, 2008, from a courageous battle with leukemia.



b. 17 Sep 1938 - Victoria, Kansas - d. 13 Oct 2008 - Phillipsburg, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Wednesday, October 15,2008

Dorothy Leiker, 70, Hays, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, at Phillipsburg. Born Sept. 17, 1938, in Victoria to Edgar Andrew and Marietta V. (Sander) Linenberger.

She married Virgil LEIKER. He preceded her in death Nov. 8, 1998. Survivors include three sons, Ron Leiker and wife, Lori, Larry Leiker and wife, Kellie, and Mark Leiker, all of Hays; a brother, Leon Linenberger and wife, Karla, Aurora, Colo.; and three grandchildren, Brad Leiker, Jeff Leiker and BreAnne Leiker.


LIPPERT, Irene Ettabelle

b. abt 1911

d. 11 Sep 2008

From Salina Journal - Sunday, September 14, 2008

CLAY CENTER -- Irene Ettabelle Bauer, 97, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald, on April 3, 1991; three sons, Robert, Jon and Jerry; and one brother, Clifford. Survivors include her son, Gene, Sterling, Colo.; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren; brother, Herman Lippert Jr., Clay Center; sisters, Jeanette Fox, Clay Center, and Gladys Chapman, Salina; and daughters-in-law, Marie Bauer, Houston, and Barbara Wagster, Denver.



See Alvera Ochs


LITZENBERGER, Edna (Lenhart)

See Edna Lenhart


LITZENBERGER, Samuel Cameron

b. 21 Jul 1914 - Calgary, AB Canada

d. 29 Jun 2002 - Longmont, Colorado

From USU LEUT - 2002

Dr. Samuel Cameron Litzenberger died Saturday, June 29, 2002, at Applewood Living Center. Born July 21, 1914, Calgary, Canada, to Adam Lizenberger and Marie Elizabeth Gorr Litzenberger. When he was 1, the family returned to Colorado. Married Hazel Lucille WEST, his wife and companion for 56 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Adam and Marie Litzenberger; his wife, Hazel Litzenerger; four brothers, John J. Litzenberger, Alvin Litzenberger, Edward Litzenbdrger, and Edward Adam Litzenberger; two sisters, Marie Elizabeth Martin and Amelia Befus; two nephews; two nieces; and two great-nehews. He is survived by nephews, Jim Litzenberger and wife Marilyn of Longmont, John Litzenberger of Sterling, Ed Befus of Longmont and Dennis Murphy and wife Linda of Hawthorne, Calif. nieces Betty Jean McClanahan and husband Milton of Oklahoma, Pauline Dietz of Rupert, Idaho, Amelia Hilderbrand and husband Harold of Wenatchee, Wash., and Faye Litzenberger of Acampo, Calif.; numerous great-nephews and great-nieces; and sisters-in-law Julia Litzenberger of Acampo, Calif., and Virginia Murphy of Gardena, Calif.

Note: Samuel's parents, Adam and Marie Elisabeth Gorr, traveled separately to the United States. On May 26, 1903 they married in Oshkosh, WI at Christ Lutheran Church. About 5 years later Adam and Marie Litzenberger and their 3 young children moved to Longmont, CO. They first farmed sugar beets. The growing family moved to Calgary for about a year in 1914 where Samuel was born.


LOCK, Fred and Ethel

70th Wedding Anniversary

Fred and Ethel Lock, Ulysses, Kansas will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a card shower, and at a later date with family. Fred and the former Ethel Brack were married September 4, 1938, at the Methodist Church parsonage in Great Bend, Kansas. Fred worked for Kansas Natural Gas of Hays, KS for 42 years, starting at the Otis, KS gas plant and then from 1954, in the Ulysses, KS gas field. He retired in 1981. Ethel is a homemaker, and is widely known as a family historian, who has printed seven family tree books. She also enjoys helping others with their family research. They continue to make their home in Ulysses. Their children and spouses are: Ross Lock, Ft. Collins, CO; Susan and Dennis Wheeler, Arkansas City, KS; Connie and J. R. Flohr, Ulysses, KS. They have 5 grandsons, 4 great-granddaughters and 6 great-grandsons. Cards may be sent to them at P. O. Box 7, Ulysses, KS 67880


LOCKE, Meriden Camille

b. 21 May 2008 - Olathe, Kansas

d. 21 May 2008 - Olathe, Kansas

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

OLATHE - Meriden Camille Locke, infant stillborn daughter of Erica and Dustin Locke, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at Olathe Medical Center. Celebration of life service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Olathe. Burial followed in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Meriden also leaves family pet "Coco," paternal grandparents, Monty and Valerie Locke; maternal grandparents, Jim and Carol Bergen; paternal great-grandparents, Pam Haltom and Lete Locke; maternal great-grandmother, Ella Bergen; uncle, Ryan Locke; aunt, Erin Bergen; and many loving relatives.

LOEWEN, Edith Francis (Claassen)

See Edith Francis Claassen


LOEWEN, Gordon Ray

b. 10 Jul 1962 - Meade, Kansas

d. 23 Jul 2008 - Gunnison, Colorado

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, July 26, 2008

DODGE CITY - Gordon Ray Loewen, 46, died July 23, 2008, at Gunnison, Colo. Born July 10, 1962, at Meade, the son of John F. and Elizabeth (Classen) Loewen. Married Jeanette BYRUM. She survives. Other survivors include: father, John F. and step mother Ruth Loewen, Meade; three sisters, Rosina and Cliff Fast, Cimarron; Eileen and J.R. Collins, Cimarron; Stella and Joe Brown, Juneau, Ala.; and many nieces and nephews.


LOEWEN, Martha F.

b. 21 Jun 1918 - Goessel, Kansas

d. 5 May 2008 - Hillsboro, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, May 7, 2008

HILLSBORO - Martha F. Loewen, 89, died May 5, 2008, at Hillsboro Community Medical Center. Born June 21, 1918, in Goessel, the daughter of Abraham S. and Elizabeth Fast Loewen. Survivors include: brother, Albert and Martha Loewen, North Newton; sister, Hulda Loewen, rural Hillsboro; and sister-in-law, Alyce Loewen, Hillsboro. She was preceded in death by brothers, Bernhard, David, Peter and infant Aaron.



b. 8 August 1973 - Medicine Lodge, Kansas

d. 13 May 2006 - Kiowa, Kansas

From Ultimate Tributes.

Hope Nicole Schmidt - 1973 - 2006 - KIOWA - Hope (Loewenstein) Schmidt, 32, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2006 from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. Hope was born to Robert and Judy Shelite Loewenstein on August 8, 1973 in Medicine Lodge, Kansas. Married Michael SCHMIDT. She is survived by her husband, Michael, three children; Montana McCullough, Taylor McCullough, Chase Schmidt, her parents, Robert and Judy Loewenstein, sisters; Stacy Talbott and husband, Tuff of Kiowa, Christina Kaumans and husband, Jason of Kiowa, brothers; Richard "Richie" Loewenstein of Kiowa, Matthew Loewenstein of Kiowa, grandmother; Annabell Shelite of Kiowa, father and mother-in-law; Doug and Betty Schmidt of Sharon, Kansas, grandfather and grandmother-in-law; Raymond and Eileen Schmidt of Sharon, Kansas, two brother-in-laws; Craig Schmidt and wife, Shelon, Matthew Schmidt, nephews; Reno and Jordan Talbott, Brayden and Drake Schmidt and Kevin Kaumans, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.


LOHRENZ, John Bernard

b. 13 Jan 1894 - Mountain Lake, Minnesota

d. Oct 1986 - Fairview, Oklahoma

From Information Received


FAIRVIEW - Services for John Bernard Lohrenz, 92, who died Tuesday (Oct 1986) in a Fairview Hospital, will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the Sharon Mennonite Church. Lohrenz was born January 13, 1894 in Mountain Lake, Minnesota to Diedrick D. and Anna Wiens Lohrenz. Married Helena HIEBERT at Orienta, Oklahoma.. He is survived by two sons, Gene, Orienta, Oklahoma, and Norman, Findley, Ohio; four daughters: Mrs. Jamie (Anita) Robertson of Seattle, Washington, Betty Goddard of Fairview, Oklahoma, Mrs. Ralph (Lorraine) Buller of Hydro, Oklahoma, and Mrs. LaVern (Donna) Nickel of Weatherford, Oklahoma; 26 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, a son, two daughters, three brothers and a sister.


LONGHOFER, Kami K (Kenall)

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LORENZ, Pearle

b. 6 Nov 1905 - Hitchcock, Oklahoma

d. 17 Sep 2005 - Enid, Oklahoma

From Ultimate Tributes.

Pearle Lorenz - 1905 - 2005 - OKEENE-Funeral service for Pearle Lorenz, 99, will be held at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at Zion Baptist Church in Okeene. Pearle was born November 6, 1905 on a farm seven miles east of Hitchcock to Fred Edward (F. E.) and Kathryn Elizabeth (Laubach) Lorenz and passed from this life on Saturday, September 17, 2005 at The Living Center in Enid. Survivors include a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and two sisters.


LOUTHAN, Florence T.

b. 2 Dec 1915 - Chester, Oklahoma

d. 14 Oct 2008 - Seiling, Oklahoma

From Enid News - 10-17-2008

Enid, OK — The funeral for Florence T. Paris, 92, of Chester, 1:30 p.m. today, Oct. 17, 2008, at Seiling Gospel Lighthouse, Seiling. She was born Dec. 2, 1915, southeast of Chester to Bertie Robert and Belle Claricy Cokerham Louthan and died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center. Married Leslie Martin PARIS. He died July 15, 1982. Surviving are two daughters, Janice Fulbright of Pratt, Kan., and Margaret Mendenhall of Guymon; one son, Jim Paris of Seiling; one brother, Virgil Louthan of Chester; 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Leslie, she was preceded in death by three sisters, six brothers and twin great-grandsons.


LOVE, Shirely Jean

b. 28 Jun 1938 - Rock Springs, Wyoming

d. 4 Apr 2006 - Okeene, Oklahoma

From Ultimate Tributes.

Shirley Jean Laubach - 1938 - 2006 - Okeene-Funeral service for Shirley Jean Laubach, 67, Friday, April 7, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. at the First Christian Church in Okeene. Shirley was born in Rock Springs, Wyoming on June 28, 1938 to Harley Love and Dorothy Manos Love and passed from this life on April 4, 2006 at her home. Married to Robert Lee LAUBACH. Shirley is survived by her children, Robert Charles Laubach and wife, Shirley of Guymon and Tracy LeAnn Westfahl and husband, Ron of Okeene; five grandchildren, Tyler, Zak, Olivia, Morgan and Hunter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert on February 29, 1992 and her parents.


LOWEN, Dorothy F.

b. abt 1919

d. 29 Aug 2008 - Wichita, Kansas

From Wichita Eagle - Saturday, August 30, 2008

Lowen, Dorothy F., 89, died Friday, August 29, 2008. Preceded in death by son, Gary, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Richard P. LOWEN; son, Raymond Lowen (Shelly) of Wichita; grandchildren, Megan Long, Braden Lowen, Bart Lowen Kristine Weyher and Michael Lowen; 7 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Karen Lowen of Broken Arrow, OK.


LUEA, Eleanor

b. 21 Nov 1918 - Ellis County, Kansas

d. 18 Aug 2008 - Hays, Kansas

From Hays Daily Journal - Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Eleanor Dreiling, 89, Hays, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, at Hays. Born Nov. 21, 1918, in Ellis County to George and Mary (Lang) Luea. Married Alvin DREILING on Feb. 15, 1943, in Ellis. Survivors include her husband, of the home; a son, Gene Dreiling and wife, Loretta, Hays; two daughters, Shirley Shea and husband, Pat, Nashville, Tenn., and Judy Cleghorn, Corona, Calif.; a sister, Mildred Jinks, Ellis; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Ev Cleghorn.


LUFT, Donald R.

b. 14 Feb 1930 - Fisk, Wisconsin

d. 19 Jun 2002 - Indianapolis, Indiana

From Hoosier Times, Bloomington, Indiana - June 20, 2002

Don Luft died June 19, 2002 at the VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN. Born Feb. 14, 1930 in the town of Fisk, near Sheboygan, WI, to Henry Luft and Catherine (Luft) Luft. Don is survived by his wife, Rosemary (NIKKI) Luft, his two daughters: Valerie Luft Kelly of Aurora, CO and Vanessa Luft of San Diego, CA and two sisters: Esther Luft of Indianapolis, IN and Lydia Luft Lewthwaite of Northridge, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Larry Luft and four sisters: Marie Luft Ternes, Mathilda Luft Reinhardt, Miriam Luft and Ruth Luft Driscoll.



LUFT, Karl

b. 10 Jan 1916

d. 26 Jan 2008 - Walla Walla, Washington

From Information Received
LUFT, Karl (age 92) passed away Jan. 26, 2008 in Walla Walla, WA. He was born Jan. 10, 1916 to John and Katie Bafus Luft. Married Mary Jane McLEOD. Karl is survived by his daughter, Karlyn Wilson of Walla Walla, WA; his son, Roger Luft of Vancouver, WA; his brother, August Luft of Colfax, WA; his sister, Mildred Jones of St. John, WA; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane in 1996, 3 brothers, 1 sister and his parents.


LUHMAN, Bonnie A.

b. abt 1946

d. 10 Nov 2008 - Shady Brook, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Wednesday, November 12, 2008

SHADY BROOK -- Bonnie A. Schlesener, 62, Shady Brook, north of Herington, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2008. Survivors include her husband, Eldon; a son, Mark; two daughters, Melina Stratton and Angela Schlesener; two brothers, Lyle and Eldon Luhman; and a sister, Brenda Price.


LUNDBLADE, Marilyn Elizabeth (Riesen)

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LUNDGREN, Vera Jennie (Jennison)

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