MAI, Elmer David

b. 24 Jan 1924 - Russell, Kansas

d. 5 Nov 2008 - Russell, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Friday, November 7, 2008

RUSSELL -- Elmer David Mai, 84, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008. Born Jan. 24, 1924, southwest of Russell. Preceded in death by: parents; son, Stephen; brother, Bernard; and one niece and nephew. Survivors: wife of 61 years, Lorraine, of the home; son, Gordon, Wilson; sister, Rozille Martin, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and three nieces.


MAI, Elmer David

b. 24 Jan 1924 - Russell, Kansas

d. 5 Nov 2008 - Russell, Kansas

From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - Friday, November 7, 2008

RUSSELL — Elmer David Mai, 84, of Russell died Nov. 5 (2008) at the Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell. Born Jan. 24, 1924, on the family farm southwest of Russell. Married Lorraine BENDER. This union was blessed with two sons, Stephen and Gordon. His surviving family include his wife of 61 years, Lorraine of the home; son Gordon Mai of Wilson; sister, Rozille Martin of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and three nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Stephen, brother Bernard Mai, one niece and one nephew.


MAI, Fred John

b. 25 Sep 1924 - Bridger, Montana

d. 25 May 2008 - Mesa, Arizona

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 31 May 2008

MESA, Ariz. - Fred John Mai, 83, died on Sunday, May 25, 2008. Freddie Mai was born Sept. 25, 1924, in Bridger, Mont., to William and Katherine Mai. Married Dorothy PROPP Mai, on May 17, 1947. Dorothy, often commented on how lucky he was to have had over 61 years with her by his side. Fred was preceded in death by two infant children, Steven and Cynthia. Survived by his wife, Dorothy; two daughters, Vickie Bernhardt of Billings and Debbie (Larry) Fox of Tempe, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Jeff Bermes of Roberts, Mont., Darci Bienvenue of Molt, Mont., Kendra Duke, Bethany Bermes and Kristopher Bermes of Billings, and Natalie Fox of Tempe; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Dorothy Mai of Billings


MAI, Ruth Carol (Winnecke)

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MAJOR, Audra Jane (Cope)

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b. 8 Apr 1930 - Lovell, Wyoming

d. 25 Oct 2008 - Billings, Montana

From Casper Star Tribune, Casper, WY - 29 Oct 2008

BILLINGS, MT -- Bert Mangus, 78, of Billings, MT passed away Saturday morning, Oct. 25, 2008. - Bert was born April 8, 1930 in Lovell, WY. He was the second child of four born to Charles Choncie and Violet Berthelson Mangus. - He is preceded in death by his older sister, Peggy Jean and his youngest brother Charles Wayne. Bert's Brother Jay Mangus survives and resides in Worland, WY. Married Evelyn FRICKLE of Hardin, Montana.. To this eternal union were born three sons, Marlon Dean (Susan) of Noblesville, IN, Bryan Kirk (Colleen) of Warner Robbins, GA, and Shon Clark (Honey) of Billings, MT. In addition Bert has been able to enjoy the lives of eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


MARKER, Frieda

b. 7 Jul 1920 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

d. 6 Oct 2008 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 9 Oct 2008

Frieda "Grandma Fritz" Schaneman, 88, of Scottsbluff, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at Emerald Court in Scottsbluff. Frieda was born July 7, 1920, at Scottsbluff to George and Molly (Schlindler) Marker. Married Henry C. SCHANEMAN. Survivors include her children, Duane (Patty) Schaneman of Torrington, Steve (Susan) Schaneman of Douglas, Cori (Ben) Cooley of Mitchell, and Gordon Schaneman of North Platte; grandchildren, Ronda (Ted) Stienmetz of Casper, Larry (Jamie) Schaneman of Torrington, Tori (Terry) Osborn of San Antonio, Texas, Troy Schaneman of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Quentin Miller of Kearney, Derrick Miller of Scottsbluff, and Jacob Schaneman of Scottsbluff; step-grandchildren, Tori (Chad) Young of Omaha, and Tami (Steve) Niederhaus of Lincoln; great-grandchildren, Darbi (Joe), Russell (Kendra), Emma Lee, Meralyn, Kohl, Lacy, Elandra and Elric; step-great-grandchildren, Elli, Kaden, Beau, Lani and Leah; great-great grandchildren, Mattie, Brynn, Talon and Cooper; brother, Elmer Marker of Las Vegas, Nev.; and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Frieda was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Bertha and Esther; and five brothers, Henry, Elmer, Jake, Alex and Victor.


MARTELL, Mary Eileen

b. 7 Apr 1930 - Bogue, Kansas

d. 14 Jul 2008 - Hays, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Mary Eileen Klaus, 78, Hays, died Monday, July 14, 2008, at Hays. Born April 7, 1930, in Bogue to George and Mae (Eichman) Martell. Married George M. KLAUS. He preceded her in death Jan. 14, 1998. Survivors include three sons, Ken Klaus, Wichita, Glenn Klaus, Hays, and Greg Klaus and wife, Sharon, Sublette; three daughters, Therese Morgan and husband, Lonnie, Hays, Cindy Schroter and husband, Jay, La Crosse, and Gwen Honas and husband, Harold, Ellis; a sister, Eunice Ann Dinkel, Garden City; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Kendal Martell.


MARTENS, Bertha Marie

b. 22 Nov 1918 - Lembeke, Belgium

d. 12 Sep 2008

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 14 Sep 2008

Bertha Marie Brooks, 89, died Sept. 12, 2008. Bertha was born in Lembeke, Belgium, Nov. 22, 1918. She was the 13th of 14 children born to Camiel and Marie Christina Martens. In 1920, the family came to the U.S. through Ellis Island and traveled to Pompeys Pillar to homestead. Married Jack M. BROOKS. Bertha and Jack were blessed with seven children, Jim (deceased), Mike and his wife Kathy of Shepherd, Tim (deceased) and his wife Linda of Billings, Chris Schafer and her husband George of Buffalo, Wyo., Connie Schafer and her husband John of Billings, Cindy Konecny of Billings and Carol Wetzel and her husband Kirk of Great Falls, twenty-one grandchildren and twenty-seven great grandchildren. Bertha was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Jack; her sons Jim and Tim; her infant granddaughter Marlo and her many brothers and sisters.


MARTIN, Elwira

b. 7 Jul 1937 - Cahul, Bessarabia

d. 6 Oct 2008 - Cheyenne, Wyoming

From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 10/9/2008

WHEATLAND, Wyo. - Elwira Olson, 71, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, in Cheyenne. Elwira was born July 7, 1937, in Cahul, Bessarabia, a small country near Romania, to Johannes and Elsa (Schmidt) Martin. Born to German parents, Hitler demanded all Germans return to Germany where Elwira was reared and educated. Elwira married Verlyn L. OLSON, a young soldier serving in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Elwira immigrated to the United States in 1955, and became a naturalized citizen in 1959. . Survivors include her husband, Verlyn of Wheatland; four children, Katherine Raquet of Cheyenne, Rosemarie Russell of Scottsbluff, Evelyn Kessinger of Butlerville, Ind., and Vern Olson Jr. of Wheatland; three brothers, Albert, Johannes, and Siegmund Martin, all of Germany; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death are her parents; three sisters; a brother; a granddaughter; and a great-grandson.


MARTIN, Herman

b. 11 Apr 1925 - Lyman, Nebraska

d. 19 Oct 2008 - Cheyenne, Wyoming

From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 10/22/2008

Herman Martin, 83, of Scottsbluff, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, in Cheyenne, Wyo. Was born on April 11, 1925, in Lyman, Neb., to Jacob and Katie (Reizenstein) Martin. He married He belonged to the Disabled Veterans, Veteran's of Foreign Wars and American Legion Post 63. He is survived by his daughters, Joan (Roger) Frahm, Sarah (Ken) Shoemaker, Elaine (Rodney) Jerger, and Nancy (Kurt) Nehl; sons, Phillip and James Martin; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Rosie Stricker; sister-in-law, Nadine Roland; and numerous nieces and nephews. His parents, Jake and Katie Martin; wife, Norma Martin; sister, Helen Martin; brothers, Jake and Edward Martin; and granddaughters, Leslie Shoemaker and Amber Nehl preceded him in death.

MARTIN, Karen Suzanna (Schaar)

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MARTIN, Pamela S.

b. 8 Sep 1962 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

d. 12 Jul 2008

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

MITCHELL - Pamela S. (Martin) Hershfeldt, 45, died Saturday, July 12, 2008. Pammy Sue, Auntie Pam, Pamela, or Pam was born to Ervin and Shirley (Richard) Martin on Sept. 8, 1962, (her dad's birthday). She grew up on the farm north of Scottsbluff. Married Ken THOMAS and from this union three children were born, Kristen Nicole, Megan Sue and Kevin Scott. On May 26, 2001 she married Daniel J. HERSHFELDT and was blessed with her son, Jacob Daniel. Survivors include her husband Dan; son, Jacob; daughters, Megan Thomas and Kristen Thomas; son, Kevin and Brittni Thomas and soon to be here first grandchild, all of Mitchell; mother, Shirley Martin of Scottsbluff; sister Roxann and husband Andy Grentz of Mitchell; brother, Mark and wife Janna Martin of Scottsbluff, brother, Gary Martin and Deb Simianer of Mitchell; nieces and nephews, Jason Martin, Julie Martin, Jessica Martin, Justin Martin, Danielle Grentz, Chalsey Grentz, and Andrew Grentz. Her father Ervin Martin, grandparents and numerous aunts and uncles preceded her in death


MARTIN, Paul Eugene

b. 7 Aug 1933 - Newgulf, Texas

d. 3 Sep 2008 - Rocky Ford

From Casper Star Tribune , Casper, WY - Friday, September 5, 2008

LAJUNTA, Colo. -- Funeral services for Paul Eugene Martin, Jr., 75, of Rocky Ford, Colo., will be at 4 p.m. Sept. 6, 2008, at the Peacock Memorial Chapel. He died on Sept. 3, 2008, in Rocky Ford. He was born on August 7, 1933, in Newgulf, Texas, the only child of Paul E. and Addie Frances (Haas) Martin, Sr. Married Carolyn HARRIS. They recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn of Rocky Ford; children, Roy Martin and his wife, Tom Martin and his significant other, all of Aurora, Colo.; four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul E. and Addie Frances Martin, Sr. Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home and Arkansas Valley Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


MATHER, Suzanne Lee

b. 25 Oct 1952 - Sterling, Colorado

d. 1 Dec 2008 - Tribune, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Friday, December 5, 2008
Suzanne Lee "Sue" Dinkel, 56, Sharon Springs, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at Tribune. Born Oct. 25, 1952, in Sterling, Colo., to John Phillip and Rosalie (Haney) Mather. She married Henry L. DINKEL. Survivors include her husband, of the home; four sons, Dean Dinkel and Joe Dinkel, both of Sharon Springs, and Randy Dinkel and Devin Dinkel, both of St. Francis; a daughter, Geni Dinkel, Tribune; her mother, Sharon Springs; a sister, Danetta Schreiber, Cheyenne Wells; and 15 grandchildren.


MAUPIN, Agnes Ann (Stecklein)

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MAURATH, Johanna (Haffner)

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MAUS, Marilyn Ann

b. 6 Jan 1933 - Cincinnati, Ohio

d. 26 Nov 2008 - Billings, Montana

From Billings Gazette, Billings, Mt - 30 Nov 2008

Marilyn (Mousie) Ann Maus Scribner, 75, of Billings, passed away on Nov. 26, 2008, at Saint Johns Ligget cottage. Marilyn was born Jan. 6, 1933 in Cincinnati, Ohio, as the only child to Francis and Helen (Maurer) Maus. She was raised in many cities traveling with her father's career including New York City, Easton, Penn. and Chicago, Ill. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband William G. (Bill) SCRIBNER. She is survived by her son, William Curtis Scribner, daughter-in-law Laureli and granddaughter Sarah. Cremation has taken place.


MAY, Clyde Peter

b. abt 1937

d. 7 Dec 2008

From Wichita Eagle - Tuesday, December 9, 2008

May, Clyde Peter, 71, died Sunday, December 7, 2008. Preceded in death by parents, Jacob and Bernice May; brother, Gerald May. Survivors: wife, Shari; son, Michael of Denver, CO; brothers, Donald A. May (Carmen) of Colwich, Vernon May (Paulette) of Wichita; sister, Regina Orth (LeRoy) of Wichita.


MAY, Luella Jean

b. 28 Mar 1921 - Enid, Oklahoma

d. 16 Oct 2008 - Medford, Oklahoma

From Tulsa News - 10-18-08

Enid, OK — Luella Jean Huffman, daughter of Guy and Opal (Price) May was born March 28, 1921, in Enid, Oklahoma. She passed away Thursday, October 16, 2008, in Medford, Oklahoma. She was 87 years of age. Married Samuel Charles HUFFMAN. December 13, 1941, at Alva. They raised their three children, Paul, Kathryn and Dale. She is survived by her daughter, Kathryn Aebi and husband, Bob of Medford; two sons, Paul Huffman and wife, Gwen of Lemmon, S.D., and Dale Huffman and wife, Darla of Mutual; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Charles Huffman, August 7, 1988, and one brother, Joel May.


MAY, Leroy

b. 29 Oct 1950 - Leonardville, Kansas

d. 28 May 2008 - Salina, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Saturday, May 31, 2008

Leroy May, 57, Salina, passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2008. Leroy was the youngest of six children born to Preston "Buck" and Ruby May, in Leonardville on October 29, 1950. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Robert May and James May. Leroy is survived by his wife, Diann, of the home; five sons, Dean May, Riley, Steven May, Overbrook, Dustin Toner, Salina, Shane Holland, Topeka, and Dustin Lund, Clay Center; a daughter, Amanda Basye, Salina; a sister, Darlene Huffman, Salina; a brother, Don May, Spokane, Wash.; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.


MAY, Peter L.

b. 5 Feb 1925 -Garden Plain, Kansas

d. 21 November 2008- Garden Plain, Kansas

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

GARDEN PLAIN - Peter L. May, 83, (Nov. 21, 2008) passed away late Friday evening. He was born Feb. 5, 1925, on the family farm, the son of Peter and Elizabeth Stuhlsatz May. Married Vera HAUKAP. She survives, of the home. Other survivors include: sons, Leon and Shelley, Wichita, Terry and Ann, Andale, Kevin and April, Wichita, Linus and Eunice, Garden Plain, and Kurt and Christina, Garden Plain; a daughter, Eleanor and Charles Kissling, Wichita; two brothers, Francis, Mt. Hope, and Aloysius, Conway Springs; two sisters, Marie Marx, Wichita, and Sister Florence May, Wichita; 23 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Tim May.



b. 8 Nov 1923

d. 24 Oct 2008 - La Crosse, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, October 28, 2008

LA CROSSE - Agnes J. Appel, 84, died Oct. 24, 2008, at La Crosse. She was born Nov. 8, 1923. Married Claude G. APPEL. He died Nov. 25, 1997. Survivors include: a son, Don and wife Sharon; daughters, Kathleen Appel, and Janet E. and David Struthers; brother, Alex McCormick; sister, Mary E. Reynolds; and a grandchild, Tara D. Appel.



b. 8 Nov 2008 - Kinsley, Kansas

d. 24 October 2008 - La Crosse

From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - Tuesday, October 28, 2008

La CROSSE — Agnes J. Appel, 84, died Oct. 24 (2008) in La Crosse. Born Nov. 8, 1923, in Kinsley, she was the daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth “Lizzie” (O’Brien) McCormick. She married Claude G. APPEL. Survivors include a son, Don G. Appel and wife Sharon of Gardner; two daughters, Kathleen Appel of Great Bend and Janet E. Struthers and husband David of Litchfield Park, Ariz.; a brother, Alex McCormick of Rush Center; a sister, Mary E. Reynolds of Rush Center; and a grandchild, Tara D. Appel of Great Bend. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Claude G. Appel, on Nov. 25, 1997; and two brothers, Charles McCormick and Mark McCormick.


McGEE, Matilda Kleymann (Bender)

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McKAIN, Roger

b. 22 May 1959 - Plainville, Kansas

d. 7 Jul 2008 - Hutchinson, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - July 10, 2008

Roger McKain, 49, Hutchinson, died Monday, July 7, 2008, at Hutchinson. Born May 22, 1959, in Plainville to Harry A. and Sharyl M. (Belisle) Moos. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Moos; Hill City; three foster children, Mercy, Diana and Stephany, Honduras; a brother, Doug Moos, Hays; and a sister, Tanya Parr, Lawrence.


McKEONE, Dora Lee Hoffman (Kelley)

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McLAREN, Anna J.

b. 7 Apr 1910 - Manitou

d. 25 Nov 2008 - Greenbrier Nursing Home
From Enid News and Eagle, Enid, Ok -11-26-08

Enid, OK — The funeral for Anna J. Schulz, 98, of Enid, will be 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, at Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home Chapel. Ron Graber will officiate. Born April 7, 1910, in Manitou to William and Iona Wall McLaren and died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, at Greenbrier Nursing Home. Married Herman SCHULZ. He died Dec. 28, 1990. Surviving are seven children, Harold Schulz of Douglas, Delores Weber, Juanita Schulz, Herman Schulz Jr., Shirley West, Charles Schulz and Johnny Schulz; 27 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren In addition to her husband, Herman, she was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters.


McMALL, Dorothy Irene (Nusz)

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McMINN, Helen Kay (Schmidt)

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McPHERRON, Faye Edwyna

b. 19 Oct 1926 - Cryil, Oklahoma

d. 3 May 2006 - Wagoner, Oklahoma

From Ultimate Tributes

Faye Edwyna Stout - 1926 – 2006 - Faye Stout, age 79 of Wagoner passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2006. Born on October 19, 1926 in Cryil, Oklahoma to Edwin "Mac" and Sarah (Tarpley) McPherron.

Married James A. STOUT. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband James, one daughter; Rita Sue Stout and one grandson; Matthew Stout. She is survived by two sons; James "Eddie" Stout and wife Gayle of Wagoner. Johnny Stout and wife Paula of Owasso, Oklahoma. Three daughters; Faye Jean Schmidt and husband Monte of Burlington, Kansas, Frances Gilmore of Wagoner, Helen Kelley and husband Elisha of Wagoner. Two brothers; Marion Dale McPherron of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and Louis McPherron of Woodland, California. Seventeen Grandchildren and twenty two great grandchildren.


MECKENSTOCK, Wilbur Emery "Mack"

b. 22 March 1915 - Enterprise, Kansas

d. 16 Nov 2008 - Hays, Kansas - From Hays Daily New - Thursday, November 20, 2008

W.E. "Mack" Meckenstock - 1915-2008 - Known as "Mack" to his friends, most people did not know his given name was Wilbur Emery; only his mother called him "Wilb," a fond reminder of Wilbur. Born (March 22, 1915; Enterprise, KS) and he passed away (November 16, 2008; Hays, KS). He was 93. Wilbur was the grandson of German and Irish immigrants, and the sole child of Otto Charles Meckenstock and Maude Hart. Married Alma BERNDT. He told his four children many stories of his college years; how he drove a four mule team on a scraper one winter vacation to help build a section of road on Highway 183 south of Glade. And when a dust storm hit Hays during a basketball game at Sheridan Coliseum he and his friends had to hold hands to find their way down the alley to get home. Survivors include a daughter Lea A. Bush and husband Bill, Hays; two sons, Dan H. Meckenstock, Hays, and Bobb A. Meckenstock and wife Shay, Hays; and daughter-in-law Mary Meckenstock; eleven grandchildren, David Todd Meckenstock and wife Chantelle, London UK, Kris Meckenstock and wife Melinda, Wichita, Erin Chacey and husband Michael, Kansas City MO, Daniel Joseph Bush, Colorado Springs, Tracy Clark and husband David, Colorado Springs, Bret Bush, Hays, Sarah Weimer and husband Brian, Hays, Gennifer Marconette and husband Levi, Hays, Heather Jamison and husband Daron, Hays, Jean Meckenstock, Hays, Nicola Giovanni Varoli, Santiago, Chile; seven great-grandchildren, Trent and Tyler Meckenstock, both of Wichita, Noah and Jack Weimer, both of Hays, Simon Chacey, Kansas City, MO, Meran Marconette, Hays, and Basha Jamison, Hays; plus four more great-grandchildren to be born in spring/summer of 2009. Wilbur was preceded in death by his parents; wife Alma Marie Berndt (1996), and eldest son David Lee Meckenstock (2005


MEIS, Edmund

b. 15 Jun 1915 - Catherine, Kansas

d. 29 Nov 2008 - Hays, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Tuesday, December 2, 2008

HAYS -- Edmund Meis, 93, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008. born June 15, 1915, in Catherine to Paul and Paulina (Windholz) Meis. He was preceded in death by his wife, Amelia MILLER, in 1999; sons, Herbert and Robert; and a granddaughter. Survivors include his daughter and caretaker, Sister Ronald (Imelda) Meis, CSA, of Hays; three sons, Ernest E. (Pauline), Paul J. (Phyllis) and Harold J. "Hal" (John P.); 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Cyrilla Brungardt, Edna Hammerschmidt and Bernita Weigel.


MEIS, Edmund

b. 15 Jun 1915 - Catherine, Kansas

d. 29 Nov 2008 - Hays, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Edmund Meis, 93, Hays, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008. born June 15, 1915, in Catherine to Paul and Pauline (Windholz) Meis. Married Amelia Catherine MILLER. She preceded him in death on Dec. 8, 1999. Survivors include a daughter and caretaker, Sister Ronald (Imelda) Meis, CSA, of the home; three sons, Ernest E. and wife, Pauline, Catherine, Paul J. and wife, Phyllis, Salina and Harold (Hal) J. and John P., Adairsville, Ga.; three sisters, Cyrilla Brungardt, Edna Hammerschmidt and Bernita Weigel, all of Hays; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Herbert C.; a son and wife, Robert F. and Delores A.; a granddaughter, Paula Rose Meis; three brothers, Celestine, Edgar and Joe; and three sisters, Melsina (Marie), Ida and Sybilla Meis.



b. 6 Sep 1931 - Lyman, Nebraska

d. 20 Jul 2008 - Morrill

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

MORRILL - Ben Mehling, 76, of rural Morrill, died Sunday, July 20, 2008. Ben was born September 6, 1931 in Lyman, Neb. to Jacob and Mollie (Hilderman) Mehling. Married Irene HENKEL at Harrisburg. Survivors include his son, Terry (Greta) Mehling of Morrill; daughters, Annette (Mark) Lang of Scottsbluff and Gaylene (Mark) Schlager of Torrington; grandchildren, Catina Wieburg, Mike Mehling, Kerry Ann Mehling, Katie Mehling, Nicholle Lang, Riley Lang, and Brittany Schlager and six great-grandchildren; brother, Dean Mehling of Bloomington, Calif.; sisters, Rachel Hartung of Torrington, Mary Austin of Scottsbluff, Martha Schlagel of Cheyenne, Wyo., Ruth Headley of Pasco, Wash., and Esther Hartung of Portland, Ore. and numerous nieces and nephews. His parents, wife Irene, son Ted, brothers Harold and Jake Mehling and sisters Ann Mehling and Mollie Dillman preceded him in death


MEIER, Carolyn

b. 6 May 1952 - Russell, Kansas

d. 2 Oct 2008 - Blue Springs, Missouri

From Salina Journal - Saturday, May 4, 2008

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. -- Carolyn Meier, 56, Blue Springs, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008. Carolyn was born May 6, 1952, in Russell to Carl and Caroline (Weimaster) Meier. Survivors: mother, Caroline, Blue Springs; and brother, Dale Meier, Blue Springs.


MEIER, Carolyn

b. 6 May 1952 - Russell, Kansas

d. 2 Oct 2008 - Blue Springs, Missouri

From Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas
Carolyn Meier, 56 of Blue Springs, Missouri, died Thursday, October 2, 2008. Carolyn was born May 6, 1952 in Russell, the daughter of Carl and Caroline (Weimaster) Meier. Carolyn faced many challenges in her life both physically and mentally. Her surviving family includes her mother, Caroline of Blue Springs, Missouri and her brother, Dale Meier also of Blue Springs.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM Monday, October 6, 2008 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell


MEIER, James E.

b. 30 Jul 1924 - Catherine, Kansas

d. 25 Oct 2008 - Hays, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Thursday, October 30, 2008

James E. "Jim" Meier, 84, Hays, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008. born July 30, 1924, in Catharine to Alois and Susan (Staab) Meier. married Shirley STEJSKAL in Hays. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Philippines during World War II and in New Guinea. Survivors include his wife, of the home; a brother, Allen Meier, Berthoud, Colo.; and two sisters, Jo Eden, Frederick, Colo., and Angie Rohleder, Hays. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Art and Alex Meier; and two sisters, Cora Gottschalk and Peggy Wagner.



b. 13 Sep 1918 - New York City

d. 7 Jun 2008

From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - Monday, June 16, 2008

HOUSTON, Texas — Nathan Meltzer passed away June 7. Nathan was born Sept. 13, 1918, in New York City. Nathan was a master sergeant in the United States Army Air Corps, serving as a meteorologist during World War II, but refusing to carry a gun. Married Anne,, and were married for almost 61 years. Nathan is survived by his wife, Anne; his four children, Dr. Steve Meltzer and his wife B.J., Dr. Victor Meltzer, Fara Meltzer-Gaitz and her husband Dr. Jeffrey Gaitz, and Hal Meltzer and his wife Pamela; his sister Sarna Strom; his grandchildren Simone, Zachary and Ethan Gaitz, Karie and Elizabeth Meltzer; Scott, Melissa and Leslie Meltzer, and Nicholas and Sterling Meltzer, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.


MERMIS, Diana Lynn (Bender)

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b. 10 May 1933 - Thurston, Nebraska

d. 10 Jun 2008 - Hutchinson, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Iona A. Gleason, 75, died Aug. 10, 2008, at Hutchinson. She was born May 10, 1933, in Thurston, Neb., the daughter of Herbert and Anna Paulsen Messerschmidt. Married G. Dale GLEASON in Pender, Neb. He survives. Other survivors include: a son, Scott, Indianapolis; and a sister, Stella Puls, Pender, Neb.
She was preceded in death by her parents. Elliott Mortuary



b. abt 1937

d. 9 Jun 2008

From Wichita Eagle - Thursday, June 12, 2008

HERINGTON - Meyer, Bill, 71, retired letter carrier, died June 9, 2008. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Zion Lutheran Church, Latimer, KS. Survivors: wife, Darlene; daughters, Barbara Keys & Patricia Cain; son, Dale; brothers, John & Frank; sister, Marjorie Beasley. Penwell-Gabel Herington Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


MEYER, Fae (Sheets)

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MEYER, Geraldine Elizabeth (Wurtz)

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MEYER, Harlan

b. 3 Dec 1920 - Superior, Nebraska

d. 13 Oct 2008

From Salina Journal - Wednesday, October 15, 2008

NELSON, Neb. -- Harlan Meyer, 87, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2008. Born Dec. 3, 1920, in rural Superior, NE, to Henry J. and Ola (DeMilt) Meyer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn, in 1998.
Survivors include two sons, Gregory and wife Coleen, of Lexington, NE, and Craig and wife Sheri, of Grand Island, NE; a daughter, Misi Robinson and friend, Jim Moser, of Colorado Springs, CO; a brother, Donald and wife Esther, of Superior, NE; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.


MEYER, Magdalene M.

b. 19 Nov 1915 - Tampa, Kansas

d. 12 May 2008 - Topeka, Kansas

From Great Bend Tribune - Wednesday, May 21, 2008

TAMPA, Kan. — Magdalene M. Bentz, 92, died May 12 (2008) at Topeka. Born Nov. 19, 1915, on a farm near Tampa, she was the daughter of Gerhard and Wilhelmine Meyer (the youngest of 12 children). Married Paul George BENTZ on June 7, 1942. He died on May 26, 1965. Survivors include four daughters, Annita Huff and Marilyn Keeler, both of Topeka, Rosalie Lorson and husband Steven of Salina, and Gloria Schultz and husband Pete of Herington; two brothers, Tony Meyer of Ramona, and George Meyer and wife Millicent of Ellinwood; a sister-in-law, Alma Meyer; a daughter-in-law, Cyndi Bentz of Hope; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and a son, Myron Paul Bentz, on July 17, 1997.



b. abt 1940

d. 16 Jul 2008

From Wichita Eagle - Thursday, July 17, 2008

Meyer, Roy E., 68, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2008. Survivors: wife, Margie Meyer; daughters, Dana (Steve) Barrientos of Wichita, Lori (Grant) Williams of Halstead; brothers, Kenneth Meyer of Port Angeles, WA, Carl Meyer of Shawnee, KS; six grandchildren, Bryce, Grayce and Brandt Barrientos, Mallory, Daphne and Tess Williams.


MEYER, William H. (Bill)

b. 23 Oct 1936 - Latimer, Kansas

d. 9 Jun 2008 - Salina, Kansas

From Abilene Reflector- Chronicle - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008

Bill Meyer, 71, of Herington, died Monday, June 9, 2008, at Salina. He was born Oct. 23, 1936, the son of Adolph W. and Lydia V. (Harmon) Meyer on a farm near Latimer. Married Darlene E. CASTERLINE. Mr. Meyer was a retired mail carrier and farmed for many years south of Delavan. Survivors include his wife, Darlene of Herington; two daughters, Barbara Keys of Herington and Patricia Cain of Salina; one son, Dale Meyer of Manhattan; a sister, Marjorie Beasley of Mabank, Texas; and two brothers, John Meyer of Alma and Frank Meyer of Herington.



MEYER, William H., III

b. 24 Aug 1954 St. Albans, N.Y.

d. 26 Jun 2008 - N.Y.

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, July 12, 2008

WOODSIDE, N.Y. - William H. "Skip" Meyer III, 53, of Woodside, N.Y., died June 26, 2008, at Manhattan VA Hosp, N.Y. - Was born Aug. 24, 1954, at St. Albans Naval Hospital, St. Albans, N.Y., the son of William H. "Bill" Meyer and Connie Lewis Meyer. Survivors include: his father, South Hutchinson; brother, Arthur C. "Butch" Meyer, Salina; sisters, Kristi K. Baldwin, Hutchinson, Kelly P. Seibel, Pretty Prairie; step brother, Richard W. "Rick" Lamberth, Kansas City, Mo.; stepsister, Patricia G. Lamberth, Hutchinson; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Connie K. Brazeal, and step mother, Adeline P. "Addie" Meyer.


MEYER, William Ronald

b. abt 1982 - LaVerne, Oklahoma

d. 1 Sep 2008 - Wichita, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, September 5, 2008

LAVERNE, Okla. - William Ronald "Bill Ron" Meyer, 26, died Sept. 1, 2008, at Wichita. He was a resident of Laverne, Okla. Graveside service and burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fairview Cemetery, west of Laverne Okla.


MEYERS, Brody Karlyn

b. unk

d. 15 Oct 2008 - Hays, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Friday, October 17, 2008

HAYS -- Brody Karlyn Meyers, infant son of Karl D. and Sandra (Hubbell) Meyers, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at Hays Medical Center, Hays. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Albert and Minnie Lutz, Gail and Fannie Hubbell, James and Mamie Hogan, Victor and Hilda Meyers, and Nick Rohr. Survivors include his parents, Karl and Sandra Meyers; brother, Braiden, age 7, and sister, Macy, age 4; grandparents, Carol and Jane Hubbell and the late Margie Hubbell, Spearville, and Clayton and Marge Meyers, Hays; and great-grandmother, Louise Rohr, Hays.


MEYERS, L. Marie (Glick)

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MEYERS, Wheeler Wilson

b. 6 Dec 1908 - Texas County, Oklahoma.

d. 4 Dec 2008 - Hays, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Sunday, December 7, 2008

Wheeler Wilson Meyers, 99, Hays, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, at Hays. Born Dec. 6, 1908, in Texas County, Okla., to Charles A. and Carrie E. (Chandler) Meyers. Married Letha E. GROVER. She preceded him in death on Dec. 19, 1974. He later married Anna SNYDER June 6, 1976, in Liberal. Survivors include his wife, Madras; a daughter, Lynda Warren, Hays; two step-daughters, Delores Vincent and Bette Corwin, both of Madras; two grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and two step-great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Willard "Bill"; and four sisters, Helen Hook, Pauline Simon, Corinne Snyder and Bertha Light.



b. 10 Feb 1943 - Ransom, Kansas

d. 19 Sep 2008 - Utica, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, September 21, 2008

UTICA - Larry Dean Michaelis, 65, died Sept. 19, 2008, at the family farm, Utica. He was born Feb. 10, 1943, in Ransom, the son of H. LeRoy and Bessie McNinch Michaelis. Married Patricia ADLER in Hays. She survives of the home in Hays. Other survivors include: his mother, Bessie, Peabody; a son, Ronald Dean, Topeka, who was born with Cerebral Palsy; three daughters, Valerie A. Williams, Lebanon, Mo., Kimberly Madsen, Newton, and Natalie Martin, Norman, Okla.; a stepson, Len Mize, Arvada, Colo.; a stepdaughter, Machele Dunagan, Henderson, Nev.; two sisters, Wilma Broyles, Logan, and Sharon Oursler, Peabody; a granddaughter, Michaela E. Williams; and three step-grandchildren, Alex, Laurel and John Mize



b. 10 Feb 1943 - Ransom, Kansas

d. 19 Sep 2008 - Utica, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Sunday, September 21, 2008

Larry Dean Michaelis was born Feb. 10, 1943 in Ransom, son of H. LeRoy and Bessie McNinch Michaelis. Married Patricia ADLER. Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son Ronald Dean, Topeka; a step-son, Len Mize, Arvada Colo.; three daughters: Valerie A. Williams, Lebanon, Mo., Kimberly Madsen, Newton, and Natalie Martin, Norman. Okla.; a step-daughter, Machele Dunagan, Henderson Nev.; his mother, Bessie, Peabody; two sisters: Wilma Broyles, Logan, and Sharon Oursler, Peabody; one granddaughter; and three step-grand-children.



MIES, Trudy Marie

b. 29 Jun 1958 - Waterloo, Kansas

d. 23 Aug 2008 - Kingman, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, August 24, 2008

KINGMAN - Trudy Marie Mies Milford, passed away August 23, 2008. She was born Jne 29, 1958, the daughter of Arnold Mies and Maxine Kerschen Shawn. Married Mark MILFORD. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Kingman. She was preceded in death by her father, Arnold Mies, and her brother, Tom Mies. Survivors include: husband Mark; sons, Jake and Riley, both of the home; mother and stepfather, Maxine and Harry Shawn, Kingman; brothers, Roy, Belle Plain, Ron, Kingman; sister, Bonnie Hageman, Georgetown, TX; stepmother, Betty Murrane, Osceola, Ill.; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, stepbrothers and sisters, and really good friends.


MIES, Trudy Marie

b. 29 June 1958

d. 23 Aug 28 - Kingman, Kansas

From Wichita Eagle - August 24, 2008

KINGMAN - Milford, Trudy Marie Mies, passed away August 23, 2008. Born June 29, 1958, the daughter or Arnold Mies and Maxine Kerschen Shawn. Married Mark MILFORD at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Kingman. . She was preceded in death by her father, Arnold Mies and her brother Tom Mies. Survivors include husband, Mark; sons, Jake and Riley, both of the home; mother and step father, Maxine and Harry Shawn, Kingman; brothers, Roy, Belle Plaine; Ron, Kingman; sister, Bonnie Hageman, Georgetown, TX; step mother, Betty Murrane, Osceola, IL; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, stepbrothers and sisters, and good friends.


MILFORD, Trudy Marie (Mies)

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MILLER, Cyrilla M.

b. 21 Feb 1921 - Catherine, Kansas

d. 9 Dec 2008 - Hays Kansas

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

VICTORIA - Cyrilla M. Dinkel, 87, died Dec. 9, 2008. Born Feb. 21, 1921, the daughter of Paul and Mary Seitz Miller. Married Alvin C. DINKEL. He died June 5, 1999. Survivors include: two sons, Gerald "Jerry" and Charles "Chuck"; three daughters, Dianne Porter, Jeanette Goetz, and Marilyn Dinkel; two brothers, twin Eddie Miller, and Eugene Miller; five sisters, Irene Bittle, Rita Bieker, Leona Smith, Louise Hammerschmidt, and Mary Anges Hayes; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.


MILLER, Cyrilla M.

b. 21 Feb 1921 - Catherine, Kansas

d. 9 Dec 2008 - Hays, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Thursday, December 11, 2008
Cyrilla M. Dinkel, 87, Victoria, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at Hays. She was born Feb. 21, 1921, in Catherine to Paul and Mary (Seitz) Miller. Married Alvin C. DINKEL in Catherine. He preceded her in death June 5, 1999. Survivors include two sons, Gerald "Jerry" Dinkel and wife, Lois, Great Bend, and Charles "Chuck" Dinkel and wife, Michele, Chester, Neb.; three daughters, Dianne Porter and husband Robert "Joe," Victoria, Jeanette Goetz and husband, Tom, Great Bend, and Marilyn Dinkel and friend, Clem Karlin, Victoria; two brothers, her twin, Eddie Miller, Victoria, and Eugene Miller, Cambridge, Neb.; five sisters, Irene Bittle and Rita Bieker, both of Hays, Leona Smith, Houston, Louise Hammerschmidt, Victoria, and Mary Agnes Hayes, Topeka; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; seven brothers, Alphonse Miller, Joe Miller, Marcel Miller, Severin Miller, Rudy Miller, Gilbert Miller and Robert Miller; and a sister, Ottilla Miller.


MILLER, David M.

b. abt 1916

d. 31 May 2008

From Wichita Eagle - Monday, June 2, 2008

SOUTH HUTCHINSON - Miller, David M., 92, died May 31, 2008. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Plainview Mennonite Church. Survivors: sons, Harold, Kenneth, Norman, Ellis, Nathan; stepchildren, Norman, LaVerne and Paul Kauffman, Maxine Miller, Rhoda Greer; 16 grandchildren; 18 step-grandchildren. Elliott Mortuary.


MILLER, Elden K. and Joann M. Adamek

From Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter - Thursday, June 19, 2008

Eldon and Joann Miller Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Elden K. Miller and Joann M. Adamek were both born and raised in the Wilson area. They were married on June 27, 1948, and moved to Olathe in 1963. Their five children would like to invite all family and

friends to join them at an open house celebration in Olathe at the Club for the Deaf on Saturday, June 27. If unable to attend, any acknowledgment would be welcomed. Cards may be sent to 525 East Mulberry, Olathe, Kansas 66061

Note: Joann is the daughter of Joseph Adamek and Elma Sophia nee Heinze


MILLER, Elmer V.

b. 12 Apr 1923 - Barton County, Kansas

d. 26 Jul 2008 - Great Bend, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, July 27, 2008

GREAT BEND - Elmer V. Miller, 85, died July 26, 2008, at Great Bend. Born April 12, 1923, in Barton County, the son of Henry and Anna Koch Miller. Married Irene KRAFT in Galatia. She died March 12, 1979. On Sept. 4, 1982, he married Talma PARKER DRAKE in Great Bend. She survives. Other survivors include: sons, Maynard and wife Shari, and Richard and wife Suzie, all of Great Bend; stepson, Allen Drake, Midland, Texas; daughters, Sharon Brack and husband Roger, Otis, and Patti Klima and husband Gary, Great Bend; stepdaughters, Valerie Ryan and husband Darrell, and Jennifer Rageth and husband Dale Sr., all of Russell; three sisters, Velma Steiben, Otis, Violet Scheuerman, Denver, and Mary Ann Roseberry, Alexander, Ark.; seven grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Irvin Miller.


MILLER, Esther Nora

b. 28 Jul 1914 - Shattuck, Oklahoma

d. 31 Jul 2008 - Gate, Oklahoma

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, August 2, 2008

GATE, Oklahoma - Esther Nora Zirkle, 94, died July 31, 2008. Born July 28, 1914, in Shattuck, Okla., the daughter of Reinhart and Mary Meier Miller. Married Barney William ZIRKLE. He died Feb. 14, 1983. Survivors include: a daughter, Joyce Louise and Eldon DeWitt, Gate, Okla.; brother, T.V. and Helen Miller; sister, Leona Kirkhart, Wichita; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild. Service 11 a.m. Monday, Gate United Methodist Church.


 MILLER, Genevieve

b. 1 Aug 1928 - Russell County, Kansas

d. 3 Nov 2008

From Salina Journal - Wednesday, November 12, 2008
VICTORIA -- Genevieve Miller, 80, Victoria, died Nov. 3, 2008. Born Aug. 1, 1928, in Russell County to Jacob J. and Lydia (Becker) Miller. Genevieve survived an automobile accident in Sept. 1929, near Ellsworth, in which her mother did not. Surviving family include a nephew, Herbert Miller Jr. and wife Lil, Thorton, Colo.; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, in 1929; father, in 1950; and four brothers, Leonard, Herbert, Othmar and Ben.


MILLER, Helen June

b. 3 May 1927 - Wichita, Kansas

d. 25 Apr 2008 - Salina, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Friday, May 2, 2008

Helen June Miller died Friday, April 25, 2008. Born May 3, 1927, in Wichita to Clarence and Mary Miller. Although she never married and had no children, she influenced hundreds of young people through her love of bowling. . Helen's friends in the community numbered in the hundreds from her contacts at the post office, the banks and her volunteer work. She enjoyed being of service to her business clients, fellow volunteers, and friends. She will be missed by several generations of Salinans.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. today at Roselawn Memorial Park.


MILLER, Katherine Elizabeth (Lind)

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MILLER, Katherine Salene

b. 23 Apr 1923 - Englewood, Kansas

d. 25 Nov 2008 - Minneola, Kansas

From Enid News and Eagle, Enid, Ok - 11-27-08

Enid, OK — A graveside service for Katherine Salene Berends, 85, of Englewood, Kan., will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, in Englewood Cemetery, Englewood. Born April 23, 1923, west of Englewood to Israel A. and Olive Tener Miller and died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, Minneola, Kan. Married Kirby Van BERENDS in Mulvane, Kan. He died May 29, 2008. Surviving are two daughters, Carol Woodruff of Englewood, and Sandra Purinton of Wakeeney, Kan.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Kirby, she was preceded in death by one brother.


MILLER, Linda Ann (Penrose)

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From Lugowsk Neu Samara, Russia

b. 8 Mar 1915 - Logwsk Neu Samara, Russia

d. 7 Sep 2008 - Montezuma, Kansas

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

MONTEZUMA - Sarah Kingston, 93, died Sept. 7, 2008. Born March 8, 1915, in Lugowsk Neu Samara, Russia. Survivors include: sons, Ronald R. Utt, Wichita, and Thomas C. Utt, Anaheim, Calif.; a daughter, Sally M. Hanas, Montezuma; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; five great-grand-children; five step-great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place.


MILLER, Victor

Parents from Dittle, Russia

b. 19 Jun 1920 - Sheridan, Wyoming

d. 15 May 2008

From Billings Gazette , Billings, MT - 17 May 2008

LAUREL - Victor Miller entered the Lord's passed away on May 15, 2008. Born June 19, 1920, in Sheridan, Wyo., to Jacob and Elizabeth (Michaels) Miller who were both of German descent. His father, Jacob, immigrated to the hopes of America from Dittle, Russia; a little town off the Volga River. Jacob married Elizabeth Michaels, and they raised their children, Ester, Victor, Marie, Ruthie, Herman and Lydia. At the early age of 9, Vic beheld the harshness of life when his mother succumbed to pneumonia. father. Married Faith BIRDFARAWAY, also of Lodge Grass and of Crow Indian descent. To this union were children: Glenn, Charitina, William, Stephen, Tomi and Brandon. The marriage dissolved. .May his memory live on in his grandchildren: Glenn, David, Shannon, Amber, Lonny, Teyon, Misty Blue, Blake, Candice, Chad, Cameron, Jyton and Jevon.


MILLER, Wilfred Miller

b. 12 Nov 1932 - Sidney, Nebraska

d. 2 Oct 2008

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 14 Oct 2008

Wilfred 'Fritz' Miller passed away on Oct. 2, 2008. Wilfred was born in Sidney, Nov. 12, 1932. He was preceded in death by his father, Jacob Miller and mother, Katie Miller. He leaves behind his wife Sharon, who shared his life for 56 years; three sons, Dale (Laurie), Kent (Barbara) and Scott (Wendy); grandchildren, Justin, Micah and Erin; and step-grandchildren, Ryan (Sarah) Keller and Travis Keller; brothers, Johnny (Betty) Miller, Donnie (Audrey) Miller; and sisters, Janet (Carlton) Larson, Kathy (Ted) Bialorucki and Rosie (Joe) Feldman. Cremation has taken place


MILLS, Nancy Kay

b. abt 1946

d. 4 Dec 2008 - Woodward, Oklahoma

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, December 6, 2008

BUFFALO, Okla. - Nancy Kay Mills Kliewer, 62, died Dec. 4, 2008, as a result of an automobile accident in Woodward, Okla. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Buffalo. Burial will be in High Point Cemetery, Buffalo. Memorials may be sent to the Buffalo A.A. Group, in care of Myatt Funeral Home, P.O. Box 749, Buffalo, OK 73834.


MITZEL - Magdaline

b. 11 Oct 1928 - Ipswich, South Dakota

d. 10 May 2008 - Yakima, Washington

From Yakima WA Herald-Tribune - May 12, 2008
YAKIMA - Magdaline Dukart, 79, of Yakima, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2008 at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. Maggie was born October 11, 1928 in Ipswich, South Dakota to Anton and Mary (Ludwig) Mitzel. Married Edward F. DUKART. Maggie is survived by her husband, Edward Dukart, children, Darlene & Ron Gidge, Ed and Robin Dukart, Rod Dukart and companion Anita Hoxie; four grandchildren, Randy Gidge, Bryan (Jenny) Gidge, Mark Dukart and Kristi (Pete) Duthie, step-grandson, Ben Hoxie; five great-grandchildren and sisters, Kate & Leo Schumacher of Yakima, Emma & Les Roy and Annie & Wally Lenseigne, all of Moxee, also sisters-in-law, Dolores Mitzel of Yakima, Lucille Dukart of Portland, OR, Sherry Horner of Tacoma and brother-in- She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Timothy Dukart, seven brothers and five sisters.


MOECK, Dorothy

b. 6 November 1916 - Nortonville, Kansas

d. 13 October 2007 - Jefferson City, Missouri

From News Tribune - 10/14/2007

STEINLE - Dorothy Steinle, age 90, of Jefferson City, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2007. Born Dorothy Moeck in Nortonville, Kansas, on November 6, 1916, and married Rev. B. A. HOBRATSCHK in 1938. Pastor Hobratschk served Zion Lutheran Church in Hillsboro from 1953-1963, and died in 1969. Dorothy and her husband Edwin STEINLE lived in Hillsboro, Kansas, for 27 years until Ed passed away in 2001. Surviving are children Donald and Lois Hobratschk of Sun City Center, Florida, John and Linda Hobratschk of Jefferson City, Missouri, Stephen and Berneal Hobratschk Flach of Menlo Park, California; stepdaughter Barbara Steinle Goodale and husband Kevin of Blue Springs, Missouri; stepson Gary Steinle and wife Bonnie Wichita; grandchildren Mark, Marcia, Matthew, Johanna, Shelly, Deon, David, Westin; and great grandchildren Alyson, Julia, Danielle, Hannah, Seth, Luke, Hallie, Seth Andrew, and Ellen Lynn. Funeral and interment will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 20, 2007, at the Zion Lutheran Church, Hillsboro, Kansas.


MOELLER, Martha Margaret (Hardin)

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MOHL, Helen Mildred (Hammerschmidt)

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MOLLEKER, Marie (Binder)

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MOORE, Calista Alma (Ochs)

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MOORE, Eldeen

b. 2 Feb 1920 - Dundee, Kansas

d. 29 Aug 2008 - Great Bend, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, August 30, 2008

GREAT BEND - Eldeen Kroeker, 88, died Aug. 29, 2008, at Great Bend. Born Feb. 2, 1920, at Dundee, to Warren and Helena Unruh Moore. Married Al D. KROEKER at Pawnee Rock. He survives. Other survivors include: husband Al Kroeker, of the home; son, Robert Kroeker and wife Missy, Overland Park; daughter, Sally O'Connor and husband John, Great Bend; sisters Thelia Brack, Great Bend, Arvella Gutman, Brandon Vt.; three grandchildren, Nick Kroeker and wife Jill, Roeland Park, Andy Kroeker, Lawrence, Erin O'Connor, Hutchinson. Graveside memorial service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pawnee Rock Cemetery, Pawnee Rock, with the Rev. Gary Brooks presiding


MOORE, Laura (Wiens)

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MOOS, Diane J. (Turpen)

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MORAST, Leona Marie

b. 18 Feb 1930 - Terry, Montana

d. 28 Oct 2008 - Billings, Montana

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 31 Oct 2008

Leona Marie Schwartz, age 78, passed away in Billings on Oct. 28, 2008. Leona was born the third child of seven on Feb. 18, 1930, the daughter of Arthur and Katie (Raab) Morast, on her parents' homestead north of Terry. Married Richard SWARTZ. He passed away in 1985. Another wonderful man entered her life and, in 1988, Leona married Norv SELL. Norv passed away on April 15, 2005. Leona was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands; and her three brothers, Robert, Melvin and Lloyd. Survivors include Marianne (Dennis) Granlie of Great Falls, Richard (Kathy) Schwartz of Glendive, Debby (Chuck) Hayter of Billings and Todd (Deb) Schwartz, of Glendive; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Tillie (Gene) Beckers of Plentywood, Esther (Norm) Anderson of Glendive; one brother, Jerry (Arlene) Morast of Fallon; and numerous nieces and nephews.


MORRIS, Rebecca Faye (Klassen)

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b. 29 Oct 1931 - Billings, Montana

d. 3 Oct 2008

From Billings Gazette - Billings, MT - 5 Oct 2008

Betty M. Petty, 76, passed away Oct. 3, 2008, at Eagle Cliff Manor. Born Oct. 29, 1931 in Billings, the youngest daughter of John and Anna (Schwalger) Mossman. Married Stanley "Dick" PETTY, and enjoyed 38 years together. . Betty is survived by her children, Tom (Lynn) of Bozeman, Gary (Georgia and her children Sean and Nina), and Karen (Craig) Godfrey of Billings; grandchildren, Rich (Kim Innis), Jennifer (Stoney) Holmquist, Shelbi and Jaci Godfrey; great-grandchildren, Jackson and Piper Holmquist; her brother, Jim Mossman and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Stanley, her sister Dorothy, her brother Frank and her parents.


MUELLER, Clarence F.

b. 14 Dec 1917 - Bayard, Nebraska

d. 20 Sep 2007 - Boise, Idaho

From Scottsbluff Star Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 7 Aug 2008

BOISE, Idaho - Clarence F. Mueller, 89, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007. Clarence was born Dec. 14, 1917, in Bayard to Ed and Katherine (Deiner) Mueller and grew up on the family farm east of Bayard. Married Corinne JOHNSTON in Sterling, Colo. From 1941 to 1946, Clarence served in the Army Air Force in Demming, N.M. and Victorville, Calif. Survivors include a brother, Elmer of Oregon City, Ore. and a sister-in-law, Carol, of Gering, cousins, nieces and nephews. His parents, his wife, Corrine and brother, Harold, preceded him in death.


MUELLER, Norbert J.

b. abt 1922

d. 28 Jul 2008 - Wichita, Kansas

From Wichita Eagle - Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Mueller, Norbert J. died Monday, July 28, 2008 in Wichita, Kansas at the age of 86. Survivors include sister, Leona & Don Wyant of Wichita, Kansas; daughters, Linda Mueller, Pamela Gaynor, and Kimberly Lujan; son, Clark & Kathleen Mueller, 7 Grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews



b. 8 May 1917

d. 7 Oct 2008 - Halstead, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, October 9, 2008

HALSTEAD - Paul G. Mueller, 91, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008. Born May 8, 1917, to Samuel and Lydia Ellenberger Mueller. Married Fedora L. STUCKY. She died Jan. 30, 1987. Survivors include: sons, Rod (Eve) and Dan (Wilma); daughters, Pam (Roger) Unruh, Paulette Weesner, Priscilla (Howard) Talbot, Nancy (Terry) Oursler and Jane Gaston; 31 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Graveside service will be 9:30 a.m. Thursday Oct. 16 in Halstead Cemetery, Halstead.


MULLER, Rosella V.

b. 13 Jun 1924 - Gackle, North Dakota

d. 30 Nov 2008 - Billings, Montana

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 4 Dec 2008

Rosella V. Weispfenning, 84, passed away Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008. Rosie was born June 13, 1924, in Gackle, N.D., to John and Philipina (Remboldt) Muller. Married Harold WEISPFENNING, and celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary in 2002. Rosie and Harold had two children: a son, Mark, and a daughter, Marsha. Rosie was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband. She is survived by her sister, Norma Gjovik, of Grand Forks, N.D.; her brother, Norman Muller, of Leesville, S.C.; her son, Mark (Cheryl Weed) Weispfenning of Walla Walla, Wash.; her daughter, Marsha (Tom) Waterman of Saco, Maine; granddaughters Christine (Bill) Crooks, Heather Crummy, Rochelle (Brian Lund) Waterman and Mindy (Chad) Kuntz; and step-granddaughter Charee Linton; and nine great-grandchildren.


MULLER, Victor R.

b. 16 Sep 1923 - Ottawa County, Kansas

d. 22 Aug 2008 - Minneapolis, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Saturday, August 23, 2008

MINNEAPOLIS -- Victor R. Muller, 84, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2008. The son of the late Victor W. Muller and Florence (Becker) Muller, he was born Sept. 16, 1923, on a farm in Ottawa County. Married Dorothy PETERSON in Lindsborg. He was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret A. Muller. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of the home; son Paul V., Tescott; daughters, Jean Welch and husband Tim, Topeka, and Gail Flint and husband Phil, Carriere, MS; sister, Donna Dietz and husband Robert, Alma, NE; three grandchildren, Melanie Doering, Tom Haworth and T. Paul Welch; step-granddaughter, Tiffany Montes; great-grandson, Tyler Doering; and two step-great-grandsons, Dustin Welch and Ashten Montes.


MYERS, Harry Wentworth

b. 2 Jan 1907 - Windom, McPherson County, Kansas

d. 20 Aug 1979 - Little River, Kansas

From Hutchinson News - August 22, 1979 - Correction
From Rice County Monitor Journal - August 30, 1970 - From Lyons Daily News - August 21,1979
CORRECTION by Hutchinson (Kan) News - LITTLE RIVER - The correct birth date for Harry Wentworth Myers is Jan. 2, 1907. An incorrect date was reported earlier in The News. Correct date of death is August 20, 1979.

Lyons Daily News - Harry Myers rites scheduled. Myers died yesterday at his Little River home. He was 72. Born January 2, 1907, in Windom to Warren and Helen Myers. Married Esther JOHNSON. Survivors are his wife; a son, H. Wayne (Doc) Myers of Duncanville, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Carolyn) Lundstrom of Little River; three brothers, Milton of Windom, Daryl of Lake Almanor, Calif., and Warren Jr., of Flagstaff, Ariz.; and five grandchildren.
Rice County Monitor-Journal - August 30, 1979
Harry W. Myers, 72. died at his home Monday, August 20, (1979). Harry Wentworth Myers, son of Warren Monroe and Helen Addie (Warner) Myers, was born January 2, 1907 near Windom, in McPherson County, Kansas. . Married Esther H. M. JOHNSON in Washington, Kansas, and they shared the joys and sorrows of life together for over 45 years. Survivors include his devoted wife, Esther; daughter: Carolyn (Mrs. Robert Lundstrom) of rural Little River; son: H. Wayne (Doc) Myers of Duncanville, Tex.; grandchildren: Jo Ann (Mrs. Dennis Galyon), Little River; Judy Lundstrom, Pratt; Jim Lundstrom, Little River; and Matt and Marci Myers of Duncanville, Tex.; three brothers: Milton, Windom; Daryl, Lake Almanor, Calif.; and Warren Jr. Flagstaff, Ariz.


MYERS, Laura Kay

b. 11 May 1965

d. 17 Jun 2008 - Akron, Ohio

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

AKRON, Ohio - Laura Kay Myers, 43, died June 17, 2008, at Akron, Ohio. Born May 11, 1965, daughter of Richard Myers and Judy Eckhoff. Survivors include: her companion, Mike Lee, Wooster, Ohio; her mother and stepfather, Carl Eckhoff, Haven, brother, Richard C. Myers, Springfield, Mo.; two sisters, Karen L. Corwin, Hutchinson, and Kathy Skeen, Euless, Texas; three stepbrothers, Carl Jr., Larry and Robert Eckhoff; and stepsister, Tracy Deck.


MYERS, Shirley Lou

b. 29 Sep 1935 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

d. 7 May 2008 - Salina, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Sunday, May 10, 2008

Shirley Lou Dreiling, 72, Salina, died May 7, 2008. Born Shirley Lou Myers on Sept. 29, 1935, in Cedar Rapids, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Winifred Myers; and her husband, Norman J. DREILING, in 2004. Survivors include four daughters, Susan Deitz, Cheryl Gagna and Brenda Heller, all of Salina, and Dana Flynn of Topeka; three sons, Steve of Chapman, John of Salina and Mike of Ellsworth; and three sisters, Joyce, Dorothy and MaryJean.