RADE, Lilly

b. 23 Dec 1912 - Isabella, Oklahoma

d. 18 Feb 1998 - Okeene, Oklahoma

From Okeene Record - Thursday May 29, 1998

NUSZ, LILLY (RADE) 1912-1998 - OKEENE - The funeral for Lilly Nusz, 86, was held Saturday, February 21, 1998 at Wilkinson Mortuary . She was born December 23rd, 1912, at Isabella to Frank and Elizabeth (Hill) Rade and died Wednesday, February 18th, 1998 at the Okeene Hospital. Married Sam NUSZ at Enid in 1929. She is survived by one daughter, Janice Laubach of Okeene, Oklahoma; one sister, Hannah Smith of Sutter Creek, California; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, four brothers, and four sisters. Note: Ancestral village is Dobrinka for the Nusz line.


RADTKE, JoAnn Rohrick (Schanaman)

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b. 15 Aug 1946

d. 6 Jun 2008 - McPherson, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, June 8, 2008

MCPHERSON - Curtis A. Rafaelsen, 61, died Friday, June 6, 2008, at Memorial Hospital, McPherson Born Aug. 15, 1946. Married Rhoda L. JANTZ. She survives. Other survivors include: two sons, Ryan and fiancée, Irene Mae, and Scott and wife Grace. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester H. and Naomi E. Swenson Rafaelsen.


RAHE, Delmar Lee

b. 27 Sep 1922 - Lodgepole, Nebraska

d. 2 Oct 2008 - Kimball, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Herald , Scottsbluff, NE - 8 Oct 2008

KIMBALL - Delmar "Bud" Lee Rahe, 86, of Kimball, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at Kimball Health Services. Delmar Lee Rahe was born near Lodgepole on Sept. 27, 1922, the son of Otto and Lillian (Hume) Rahe. Married to Ardis Jean CLINEBEL at Arnold, Neb., and to this union three children were born, Sandra, Barry and Vicki. . Survivors include his wife, Ardis of Kimball; daughters, Sandra (Al) Valdivia and Vicki (Hal) Schindler; granddaughters, Redecca (Scott) Holovack and Kristin (David) Nelson; grandsons, Samuel (Katie) Schindler and Daniel (Jenny) Valdivia; five great-grandchildren; three nieces; and a nephew. Preceding him in death are his parents; his son, Barry; and two sisters, Bessie See and Elsie Frerichs.


RANDA, Merilda (Werth)

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b. 4 Jun 1926 - Hardy, Arkansas

d. 17 Aug 2008 - Hutchinson, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Rj Ratliff, 82, passed away Aug. 17, 2008, at Hutchinson. Born June 4, 1926, in Hardy, Ark., the son of P. H. and Annie L. Stites Ratliff. Married Hattiebell "Earlene" GIBSON in Lake City, Ark. She survives. Other survivors include: daughters, Glenda J. Schultz and husband Matt, Omaha, Neb., Marilyn Ann Kunzie and husband Tom, Hutchinson, Phyllis E. Taulborg and husband Terry, Emerson, Iowa, Karen L. Bruce and husband Brian D., South Hutchinson, and Karolyn L. Bargenoe, Hutchinson; a brother, L.B., Olathe; sisters, Mary Christine Gibson, Mountain Home, Ark., Hazel P. Stone, Rockford, Ill., Alta A. Adams, Salt Lake City, and Dolly June Gileland, Lawrence; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a great-granddaughter, Arabella Johnson.


RATZLAFF, Darrel Jay

b. 13 Dec 1949 - Goessel, Kansas

d. 3 Nov 20098 - Midlothian, Texas

From Newton Kansan - Friday, November 7, 2008
MIDLOTHIAN, Texas — Darrel Jay Ratzlaff, 58, passed away Monday (Nov. 3, 2008) in Midlothian. He was born Dec. 13, 1949, in Goessel to Jacob and Ruth Ratzlaff.. Darrel is survived by his wife, Lou Ann; his children, Brandon Ratzlaff and wife, Jennifer, of Midlothian, and Brett Ratzlaff and wife, Marsha, of Alvarado, Texas; grandchildren, Conner Andrew and Kennedy Grace Ratzlaff of Midlothian; mother, Ruth Ratzlaff; siblings, Judy Schroeder of Marion, June Hiebert of Newton, Ernie Pankratz of Peabody, Diane Voth of Newton, Lois Musser of Newton and Barbara Jost of Hesston. He was preceded in death by his father, Jake Ratzlaff.


RATZLAFF, Dorothy D. (Dodge)

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RATZLAFF, Dorothy D.

b. 28 Jul 1925

d. 4 Aug 2008 - Newton, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, August 6, 2008 -

GOESSEL - Dorothy D. Ratzlaff, 83, died Aug. 4, 2008, at Newton Medical Center. She was born July 28, 1925. Married A. K. RATZLAFF. He preceded her in death. Survivors include: sons, David Sebring, and Bob Ratzlaff; stepson, Karl Ratzlaff; stepdaughter, Pat Goering; three grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Betty Unruh. NOTE: See Dorothy D. Dodge

RATZLAFF, Erna J. (Dyck)

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RATZLAFF, Frances Elma

b. 8 Dec 1913

d. 25 Aug 2008

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, August 28, 2008

HESSTON - Frances Elma Decker, 94, died Aug. 25, 2008. Born Dec. 8, 1913 to Adam S. and Agnes Unruh Ratzlaff. Married Alva DECKER. He preceded her in death. Survivors include: sons, Glennon Decker, Bryan Decker; daughter, Lola Hostetler, brothers, Wesley Ratzlaff, Clinton Ratzlaff; sister, Clara Wance; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: sister, Hilda Mitchell; son, Gylmer Decker; and three grandchildren.



b. 8 Jul 1960 - Wichita, Kansas

d. 17 Sep 2008 - Buhler, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, September 20, 2008

BUHLER - Kay A. Ratzlaff, 48, died Sept. 17, 2008, in Buhler. Born July 8, 1960, in Wichita, the daughter of Ray and Betty Wall Ratzlaff. Survivors include: her parents Ray and Betty Wall Ratzlaff of Buhler; a son, Anthony David Bauder, serving with the U.S.M.C. in Okinawa, Japan; her fiancée, Dan Peckham, Wichita; a brother, Ron Ratzlaff, Hutchinson; and a niece, Tiffany R. Walters, Manhattan.



b. 26 Jan 1928 - Copeland, Kansas -

d. 30 Apr 2008 - Pea Ridge, Arkansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, May 3, 2008

ROGERS, Arkansas - LeRoy Ratzlaff, 80, of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, died April 30, 2008. He was born January 26, 1928, in Copeland, Kansas to the late Amanda Unruh and John J. Ratzlaff. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn Mae LOWEN RATZLAFF, parents, one brother, Merlin and two sisters Evelyn and Edith. He is survived by his wife, Lucille of the home; children Karen and husband Randy Young of McPherson, KS, Brad and wife Raye Corwin of Crescent, OK, Steve and wife Sandy Ratzlaff of McPherson, KS, Sandra Johnson and husband Jack Spurlock of McPherson, Mike and wife Debbie Corwin of Gallatin, TN, and Lisa Vincent of Rogers; one sister, Lillian Gibson of McPherson, KS. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.


RATZLAFF, Patricia L.

b. abt 1935

d. 2 Dec 2008

From Wichita Eagle - Friday, December 5, 2008

Goering, Patricia L., 73, died Tuesday, December 2, 2008. Preceded in death by parents, Dr. Abraham and Anna Ratzlaff; sister, Betty Unruh. Survivors: husband, Marlo; daughters, Tamara Goering, Lori Jenkins (Anthony) all of Wichita, Robin Courtney (David) of Overland Park; brother, Karl Ratzlaff (Laveda) of Weatherford, TX; stepbrothers, David Sebring of Goessel, Bob Ratzlaff of Wichita; granddaughters, Christina and Lauren.


RATZLAFF, Wanda I. (Bechtel)

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b. 30 Apr 1919

d. 23 Oct 2008 - Hutchinson, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, October 25, 2008

Wesley T. Ratzlaff, 89, died on Thursday, October 23, 2008, at South Hutchinson. Born on April 30, 1919, the son of Agnes Unruh and Adam S. Ratzlaff. Married Rosalene J. FORSBERG. She survives. Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Becky Ratzlaff, Hutchinson; brother, Clinton Ratzlaff, Maxwell, Iowa; sister, Clara Wance, Hesston; three grandchildren, Danna McVey, Austin, Texas, Tiffany Ratzlaff, Hutchinson, Tannar Ratzlaff, Manhattan. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Sandra K. Lay, two sisters, Hilda Mitchell and Frances Decker


RAUSH, Derrill

b. 15 Mar 1938

d. 7 Feb 2007

From USU LENT - Spring 2008

Rausch, Derrill - March 15, 1938 - Feb. 7, 2007 (Home Village grandparents Ygodnaya Polyana, Russia)

Derrill passed away at the age of 68 years. Survived by his wife of 38 years, Judi; sons Cory and Kent and daughter Leanne. Derrill was predeceased by his parents Victor and Phyllis of Calgary, surviving are brothers Paul and Richard and many nephews, nieces and cousins.


REDDING, Viola Christine

b. 12 May 1923 - Tishomingo, Oklahoma

d. 16 Jun 1999 - Okeene, Oklahoma

From Okeene Record - Thursday, June 17, 1999


OKEENE - Viola Christine Nusz was born May 12, 1923, at Tishomingo to Bert and Mary Redding and died Wednesday, June 16, 1999, at the Okeene. Married Raymond NUSZ at Watonga. She is survived by her husband, Raymond (NUSZ), of the home; one son, J.R. of Carpenter, Wyoming; one daughter, Marilyn Walton of Okeene; one sister, Marcelious Schultz of Okeene; one brother, Link Redding of Wheatland, Wyoming; and three grandsons. She was preceded in death by a brother. Note: Nusz ancestral village is Dobrinka, Russia.


REGIER, Anna Fern

b. 9 Feb 1923 - Moundridge, Kansas

d. 20 Jul 2008 - Salina, Kansas

From Newton Kansan - Thursday, July 24, 2008

SALINA — Anna Fern Lakin, 85, passed away Sunday (July 20, 2008) in Salina. She was born Feb. 9, 1923, in Moundridge, the daughter of John F. and Kate (Gerbrand) Regier. Married Everett D. LAKIN in Moundridge. He survives of Salina. Other survivors include sons, Larry Lakin of Salina and Ned Lakin of Wichita; brother, John Warren Regier of Moundridge; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Regier; a brother, Wilbur Regier; three sisters, Evelyn Habegger, Ruth Geist and Gertrude Harrel; and a grandson, Nathan Regier. Cremation has taken place


REGIER, Dorothy M.

b. 28 Mar 1927 - Harvey County, Kansas

d. 29 May 2008 - Sheridan Manor, Wyoming

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, June 5, 2008

RUSSELL - Dorothy M. Karst, 81, died May 29, 2008, at the Sheridan Manor, Wyo. She was born March 28, 1927, on the family farm in Harvey Co., daughter of Henry L. and Lizzie Ratzlaff Regier. Married Kenneth E. KARST in Russell. He preceded her in death Feb. 9, 2004. Survivors include: daughters, Denice Butler and husband DeVere, Diane Malone and husband Mike; brother Vernon Regier; three grandchildren Ty Butler, Lyndsey Butler and John Ayres; and great granddaughter, Alyssa Ayres.


REGIER, Steven Brent

b. 1 Dec 1950 - Newton, Kansas

d. 29 May 2008 - Newton, Kansas

From Newton Kansan - June 3, 2008

NEWTON — Steven Brent Regier, 57, died Thursday (May 29, 2008) in Newton. He was born Dec. 1, 1950, in Newton to Max Regier and Malinda (Lingenfelder) Brown. Married Joan DONALDSON in Wichita. They have two sons, Jacob and Mathew. Survivors include his wife, Joan Regier of Newton; mother, Melinda (Lingenfelder) Brown of Newton; sons, Jacob Regier and Mathew Regier, both of Newton; brothers, Max and Nellie Regier of Newton, Mark and Penny Regier of Park City, and Rob and Anita Regier of Derby; and sisters, Mary Regier, Melissa and Tom Keenan, and Rosalind R. Scudder, all of Newton. He was preceded in death by his father, Max Regier


REGIER, Verna G.

b. 14 Sep 1918 - Goessel, Kansas

d. 16 Aug 2008 - Moundridge, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, August 18, 2008

MOUNDRIDGE - Verna G. Krehbiel, 89, died Aug. 16, 2008, at Moundridge. She was born Sept. 14, 1918, in Goessel, to John D. and Martha Unrau Regier. Married Gilmer KREHBIEL in Goessel. He died June 4, 2004. Survivors include: two sons, Darrell, and Paul; daughter, Millie Peterson; a brother, Willard Regier; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren


 REICH, August

b. 10 Dec 1921 - Wishek, North Dakota

d. 1 Nov 2008

From Billings Gazette , Billings, MT - 4 Nov 2008

In the early morning hours of Nov. 1, 2008, August Reich passed away. Born on Dec. 10, 1921, to Andreas and Jacobina Reich in Wishek, N.D. He was the fifth of 14 children. Brothers Philip (Anetta), Emil (June), Andy (Marge), Walter (Jeanne), sisters Irene Byrd, Tena (Chris) Christensen and Katie Nafts survive him. His parents, sisters Frieda Weixel, Viola Robertus and Alvina Zentner and brothers Reinhold, Rubin and Milton Reich (whose wife Alice survives) preceded him in death. Gus Reich and June VAN ANTWERP were marred in Columbus in 1944. From this union, his four surviving children, Darlene (Dail) King, Keith (Vanessa) Reich, Kevin Reich and Desiree Reich, were born. There are also two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. They were later divorced. When Gus married Bea, he added stepchildren Cindi (Gary) Roth, Steve (Thelma) Bennett, Michael Bennett, Scott Bennett, Casey (Michele) Bennett and Travis Bennett, all of whom also survive him, along with seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Gus is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews



b. 8 May 1919 - Arthur Colo., Nebraska

d. 12 Jun 2008 - Levello, Wyoming

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

LOVELLO, Wyo. - Hortense "Tensie" May Hoff, 89, passed away June 12, 2008, in Lovello, Wyo. Survivors include her husband Russell HOFF; they celebrated their 67th anniversary on May 29, 2008. Tensie was born May 8, 1919, on a ranch in Arthur Colo., Neb., to William and Hortense Reichenberg. After World War II, the Hoffs lived in Gering and their first three children were born in the Scottsbluff hospital - Irbi, Craig and Gene. They survive and live in Wyoming with their families. Brent was born in Wyoming and lives in Salem, Ore., with his family. Survivors include three daughter-in-laws, one son-in-law; 27 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister Alice Allison of Scottsbluff; and many nephews and nieces.


REIN, Milton Henry

b. 7 Apr 1925 - Bazine, Kansas

d. 14 Aug 2008 - Great Bend, Kansas

From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - Sunday, August 17, 2008

Milton Henry Rein, 83, died Aug. 14 (2008) in Great Bend. Born April 7, 1925 in Bazine, he was the son of Henry and Marie Foos Rein. Married Ramona GRETEMAN in Carroll County, Ark. She survives. Survivors include his wife; a step-son, Keith DeWitt and wife Julie of Des Moines, Iowa; a sister, Joyce Wegele and husband Leland of Otis; two sisters-in-law, Mary Stoneburner and husband Dale of Panora, Iowa, Jenny Beisch of Omaha, Neb. and Greta Steelmen and husband Jerry of Walker, Minn.; two nieces, LeAnn Wegele of Albert, and Paula Storm and husband Steve of Albert; and two step-grandchildren, Brandon DeWitt and Samantha DeWitt. He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Alex Karst; and a brother, LeRoy Rein. Inurnment will be at Missouri State Veteran’s Cemetery in Springfield, MO.


REINHARDT, Ruth (Boettcher)

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b. 13 Oct 1944 - Glendive, Montana

d. 2 Oct 2008 - Glendive, Montana

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 4 Oct 2008

GLENDIVE - Darold D. Reinhart, 63, of Glendive, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, in Glendive. G Darold was born in Glendive, Oct. 13, 1944, the son of Tobias and Emma (Galster) Reinhart. Glendive, Married Betty (KUEHN) in Glendive. They were then blessed with one son, Michael, and one daughter, Michaela. . Darold was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Dale Reinhart; one sister, Elaine Roney. Survivors include his wife, Betty Reinhart of Glendive; one son, Mike Reinhart and his wife Brandi of Glendive; one daughter, Michaela Hier and her husband Mike of Lambert; five grandchildren, William Hier, Taylor Reinhart, Shelby Hier, Adalie Reinhart and Trenton Reinhart; one brother, Don Reinhart and his wife Phyllis of Glendive; and numerous nieces and nephews.


REINWALD, Wallace W,

b. 17 Jun 1930 - Plymouth, Nebraska

d. 30 Oct 2008 - Omaha, Nebraska

From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 11/2/2008

OMAHA, Neb. - Wallace "Wally" W. Reinwald, 78, died Oct. 30, 2008. Born on June 17, 1930, in Plymouth, Neb., to Conrad and Elizabeth Reinwald. Railroad. Wally and Dorothy KEDER were married in Alliance. . Wally is survived by his sister, Delores Pretzer of Beatrice; sister-in-law, Donna Kinsey of Seattle, Wash.; brother-in-law, Norman Keder of Alliance; and many nieces, nephews, and close friends. Preceding him in death are his wife, Dorothy in 2003; parents; sisters, Evelyn Niemeth, Gladys Counsell, and brother, Merlin Reinwald.


REISER, Norman G.

b. 28 Feb 1929 - Ellinwood, Kansas -

d. 11 Nov 2008 - McPherson, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Wednesday, November 12, 2008

McPHERSON -- Norman G. Reiser, 79, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008. Born Feb. 28, 1929, in rural Ellinwood to William and Josephine (Graf) Reiser. He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlene, in 2006. Survivors include a son, Dennis (Sonja), of Hutchinson; daughters, Barbara McNichols, of Inman, and Brenda (Rick) Shober, of McPherson; son-in-law, Tony Schartz, of Great Bend; three brothers, Homer, Elvin and Howard; a sister, Hazel Kuehler; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


REISER Norman G.

b. 28 Feb 1929 - Ellinwood, Kansas

d. 11 Nov 2008 - Inman, Kansas

From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - Wednesday, November 12, 2008

McPHERSON — Norman G. Reiser, 79, died Nov. 11 (2008) at Inman. Born Feb. 28, 1929, in rural Ellinwood, he was the son of William and Josephine (Graf) Reiser. Married Charlene Ann LYON at the First Baptist Church in Sterling. She died on Jan. 8, 2006. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara McNichols of Inman and Brenda and Rick Shober of McPherson; a son, Dennis and Sonja Reiser of Hutchinson; a son-in-law, Tony Schartz of Great Bend; three brothers, Homer Reiser of Ellinwood, Howard and Wilma Reiser of Pryor, Okla. and Elvin and Doris Reiser of Artesia, N.M.; a sister, Hazel Kuehler of North Richland Hills, Texas; 10 grandchildren, Brian Schartz, Erin Schartz, Randi Shober, Chelsea Schartz, Brad Schartz, Kasey Shober, Leanne McNichols, Lucas McNichols, Allison Reiser and Kimberly Reiser; and two great-grandchildren, Emerald “Emmy” Shober and Brady Schartz. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Patricia Lynn “Patty” Schartz, and a brother, Junior Reiser.


REISIG, Adolph Alexander

b. 20 Feb 1923 - Russell, Kansas

d. 27 Sep 2008 - Wichita, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Monday, September 29, 2008

Adolph Alexander Reisig, 85, passed away Saturday, September 27, in Wichita. Adolph was born in Russell, Kansas, to Alex and Mollie (Vogel) Reisig on Feb. 20, 1923. Married Gene GRAFF in Las Vegas, Nevada. . His favorite activities were anything that had to do with horses. Was preceded in death by his parents, Mollie and Alexander Reisig, his three sisters, Ada Ryan, Isabella Blaustein, and Helene Pfeifer. He is survived by his brother, Max, of Boulder, Colo., and his wife of 60 years, Gene. He is also survived by his daughters Jody Lambert and Alexis Hopkins, both of Wichita and his faithful dog, Jack.


REISWIG, Billy Joe

b. 29 Nov 1927 - Omega, Oklahoma

d. 25 Nov 2008 - Owasso, Oklahoma

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

Enid, OK — The funeral for Billy Joe Reiswig, 80, of Owasso, 10 a.m. today, Nov. 29, 2008, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Born Nov. 29, 1927, in Omega to Ruben and Ida Reiswig and died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008. Married Virginia Lee AHLDEN in Okarche. Surviving are his wife, Virginia; two daughters, Sandra Mahan of Anthem, Ariz., and Jolee Reiswig of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; one son, Ken Reiswig of Owasso; two brothers, Raymond Reiswig of Kingfisher and Kenneth Reiswig of Wichita Falls, Texas; one sister, Veta Miller of Atlanta; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


REITER, Kenneth J.

b. unk

d. 5 Oct 2008

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 7 Oct 2008

Kenneth "Ken" J. Reiter passed away on Oct. 5, 2008. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Rose Reiter; and sisters Doris and Mary Alice. Ken is survived by his special companion, Evelyn Lanier; five children, Kathy Metzer, Cindy (Larry) Degele, Brenda (Kevin) Vincelette, Ken Jr. (Jody), Jennifer (John) Rookhinzen; sister Elenore; brothers Don and Jerry; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Ken also leaves behind three special family members, Dalauna Ferguson, Katy (Eric) Petinser and Alley Catt "LaLu Papa."


REITER, Lydia (Hettinger)

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REMPEL, Abraham Wiebe

b. 15 Oct 1930

d. 26 Sept 2008 - Garden City, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, September 28, 2008

COPELAND - Abraham Wiebe Rempel, 77, died Sept. 26, 2008, at Garden City. Born Oct. 15, 1930, to George and Maria Wiebe Rempel. Married Maria FRIESEN. She died Aug. 4, 2006. Survivors include: a son, Abe and wife Lupe; three daughters, Maria Hiebert and Isaak, Sara Loepky and Jacob, and Margaret Fehr and John; a brother, George and Anna; four sisters, Margaret Friesen, Helen Dyck, Sara Friesen, and Anna Dyck; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


REMPEL, Arlene J. (Goentzel)

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b. 16 Nov 1925 - St. Anthony, South Dakota -

d. 22 Apr - Bismarck, North Dakota

From the Bismarck Tribune - April 25, 2008

Mike V. Renner, 82, Mandan, North Dakota, died April 22, 2008, at Bismarck, North Dakota. Mike was born Nov. 16, 1925, in St. Anthony, ND, the son of Germans from Russia immigrants, Valentine and Kathryn (Bender) Renner. Was united in marriage to Margaret DASCHLE in Bismarck. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Margaret, Mandan; their two children, Mary Kay Neibauer, Mandan and Tim Renner, Phoenix, Arizona; two grandchildren and one brother, Ted Renner , Dickinson. Mike was preceded in death by his parents; one son, John, two sister; and seven brothers.


REUTER, Marie (Funk)

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b. 19 My 1923 - Luella, Texas

d. 23 Jul 2006 - Claremore, Oklahoma

From Ultimate Tributes

Ruth Stout - 1923 - 2006 - Ruth Stout died Sunday, July 23, 2006, in Claremore. She was 83 years old. Born May 19, 1923, in Luella, Texas. Her parents were Ila and Bertha Reynolds. She had six siblings: Jack, Ivan, Margaret, Mary Dell, Billy, and Jean. Married Fay STOUT in Durant, Oklahoma. Ruth and Fay were married for over 62 years and had two children, four grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Fay and her brothers Jack, Ivan, and Billy Reynolds; two sisters: Margaret Spinks and Mary Dell Hester; and a granddaughter: Melody Stout. She is survived by one sister: Jean Howell of Newville, Pennsylvania, her children: Donna Ramsey and her husband Roy of Leavenworth, Kansas, Allen Stout and his wife Tia of Claremore, daughter-in-law Judy Stout of Owasso, five grandchildren: Robyn Bryant of Leavenworth, Kansas, Wade Ramsey and wife Dawn of Centennial, Colorado, Monica Overson of Owasso, Adrienne Williams and Cody Williams of Stillwater; great grandchildren Samuel Ramsey, Taylor Ramsey, Madison Bryant, and Jordan Overson. Ruth is also survived by her beloved dogs Annie and Sarah.

RICH, Angela Coulter (Schumacher)

See Angela Schumacher



b. 29 July 1919 - Windsor, Colorado

d. 27 Nov 2008 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 29 Nov 2008

Wilbur F. Richards, 89, of Scottsbluff died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, in Scottsbluff. A celebration of his and Frances' lives was held prior to his death seven years ago at the Gering Civic Center. Wilbur was born July 29, 1919, in Windsor, Colo., to Henry and Katherine Fabricius. . He married Frances Helen HESS in Nome, Alaska. Wilbur is survived by his wife, Frances; niece, Joyce Strickline of Centennial, Colo., and cousin, Dick Fabricus of Scottsbluff


RIEB, Sandra L. (Hankins

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RIEDEL, Marietta (Goetz)

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RIESEN, Harold Paul

b. abt 1932

d. 4 Dec 2008

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, December 7, 2008

WICHITA - Harold Paul Riesen, 76, passed away Dec. 4, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley; daughter, Pamela (Mark) Waller; and granddaughter, Chelsie, all of Wichita. Graveside service 10 a.m. Tuesday, with military graveside rites will be in Resthaven Garden of Memory, Wichita.


RIESEN, Marilyn Elizabeth

b. 29 Feb 1948 - Hillsboro, Kansas

d. 15 May 2008 - Mustang, Oklahoma

From Newton Kansan - Saturday, May 17, 2008

MUSTANG, Okla. — Marilyn Elizabeth Riesen Lundblade, 60, daughter of the late Karl and Elda (Funk) Riesen of Hillsboro, died Thursday (May 15, 2008) at Mercy Hospital in Mustang. Marilyn was born Feb. 29, 1948. She was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather Adney Stean and brothers Kenneth and Roland. She is survived by her husband Ed of Mustang; daughter Crystal and husband Ron Fite of Austin, Texas; daughter Traci and husband Mark Moose of Denham Springs, La.; brother Arlen Riesen and wife Pam of Hillsboro; sister, Jan Tingen and husband Dennis of Salina; sister-in-law Elsie Riesen of Beatrice, Neb.; sister-in-law Sylvia Riesen of Fresno, Calif.; four grandchildren; seven nephews; and two nieces.


RIFE, Rachel Lee (Schwab)

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 RIFFEL, Eleanora (Ebel)

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RIFFEL, Josephine (Brouhard)

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RIFFEL, Josephine

b. abt 1824

d. 11 Aug 2008 - Wichita, Kansas

From Salina Journal - August 15 and 16, 2008

HOPE -- Josephine Riffel, 84, of Hope passed away Monday, August 11, 2008, at Wichita. Survivors: sons, Merlin, Enterprise, and Leland, Stanley; daughters, Lela Mae Trent, Wichita, Connie Davis, Tulsa, OK, Linda Donnelly, Elmo, Bonnie McGilbra, Owasso, OK, Debbie Middleton, Tulsa, OK, and Becky Lang, Burlingame; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.


RILEY, Holly Lou

b. 29 Jul 1957 - Claremore, Oklahoma

d. 6 May 2007 - Claremore, Oklahoma

From Mustrove Merriott Smith Funeral Home - Claremore, Oklahoma

Holly Lou Schumacher died Sun., May 6, 2007, at the age of 49.  The daughter of Raymond Eugene and Martha Alice (Hendricks) Riley was born July 29, 1957, in Claremore. Married Dale SCHUMACHER in Claremore. Holly is preceded in death by her parents, and niece, Katie DeWitt.  She is survived by her husband, Dale of the home; sons: David L.R. Schumacher of Claremore, and Dustin W. Schumacher of the home; and siblings: John Riley and wife, Carol of Sapulpa, Bill Riley and wife, Shelly of Claremore, Mary Karr and husband, Tom of Foyil, Barbara Marlin of Pryor, Rose DeWitt and husband, Kenneth of Pryor, and Linda Shrum of Claremore; and many nieces, nephews, and special friends. 



b. 27 Mar 1926 - Hays, Kansas

d. 11 June 2008 - Hays, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, June 13, 2008

HAYS - Alma R. Dreiling, 82, died June 11, 2008, in Hays. Born March 27, 1926, in Hays, daughter of William and Christina Goetz Robben. Married Gilbert DREILING in Idaho. Survivors include: son, Tom and Mary, Kingman; daughters, Marilyn and Michael Clemente, Leawood, Eileen Dreiling, Augusta, Ruth and Louis Dellett, Rush Center, Gloria and Mark Lambert, Ocean N.J.; daughter-in-law, Maria Dreiling, San Diego, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.



b. 27 Mar 1926 - Hays, Kansas

d. 11 Jun 2008 - Hays, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Friday, June 13, 2008

Alma R. Dreiling, 82, Hays, died Wednesday, June 11, 2008. She was born March 27, 1926, in Hays to William and Christina (Goetz) Robben.. Married Gilbert DREILING in Idaho. He preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, Tom Dreiling and wife, Mary, Kingman; four daughters, Marilyn Clemente and husband, Michael, Leawood, Eileen Dreiling, Augusta, Ruth Dellett and husband, Louis, Rush Center, and Gloria Lambert and husband, Mark, Ocean, N.J.; a daughter-in-law, Maria Dreiling, San Diego; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Dorian Dreiling; a granddaughter, Heather Dreiling; five brothers, William Robben, Leo Robben, John Robben, Richard Robben and Daniel Robben; and three sisters, Anna Cain, Lucy Dortland and Burgie Vonfeldt.


ROBBEN, Jane (Dreiling)

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ROBIDOU, Jacqueline Jean (Crispen)

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ROBL, Mamie

b. 20 Oct 1903

d. 17 Oct 2008 - Great Bend, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, October 18, 2008

ELLINWOOD - Mamie Robl, 104, died Oct. 17, 2008, at CKMC, Great Bend. Born on Oct. 20, 1903, the daughter of John Baptist and Margaret Heinz Robl. Survivors include: nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers Leonard and A.J., sisters, Anna Habiger, Theresa Doerfler, Veronica Robl and Johanna Doll


ROESENER, Elenore A. (Bath)

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ROHLEDER, Anna Mary (Haffner

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ROHLEDER, Gilbert G.

b. 7 May 1923 - Victoria, Kansas -

d. 18 Sep 2008

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, September 19, 2008

VICTORIA - Gilbert G. Rohleder, 85, died Sept. 18, 2008. Born May 7, 1923, in Victoria, the son of Peter and Pauline Dreiling Rohleder. Survivors include: a brother, Albert, Wichita; and a sister, Clara Rohleder, Victoria. He was preceded in death by seven brothers: Eugene, Peter E., Ray J., Herbert, Alfred, Erwin and Richard; and two sisters, Josephine and Sophie Rohleder


ROHLEDER, Lillian C.

b. 10 May 1935 - Hays, Kansas

d. 17 Sep 2008 - Derby, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Friday, September 19, 2008

Lillian C. Wittman, 73, Derby, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008. Born May 10, 1935, in Hays to Nicholas and Lydia (Weigel) Rohleder. Married Frank WITTMAN, JR. in Hays. He preceded her in death Dec. 21, 1990. Survivors include a son, David Wittman, Derby; a daughter, Peggy Kollmeyer, Tulsa, Okla.; a brother, Gilbert Rohleder, Tulsa; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


ROHLEDER, Richard A.

b. 14 Dec 1916 - Victoria, Kansas

d. 2 June 2008 - Victoria, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Richard A. Rohleder, 91, Victoria, died Monday, June 2, 2008. Born Dec. 14, 1916, in Victoria to Peter and Pauline (Dreiling) Rohleder. Survivors include two brothers, Gilbert, Victoria, and Albert, Wichita; a sister, Clara Rohleder; Victoria; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and two sisters.


ROHR, Alfreida Marie

b. 30 Mar 1933 - Hays, Kansas

d. 22 May 2008 - Arvada, Colorado

From Hays Daily News - Saturday, May31, 2008

Alfreida Marie Wiesner, 75, Arvada, Colo., died Thursday, May 22, 2008. Born March 30, 1933, in Hays to Phillip and Ludwina Rohr. Married Norman WIESNER in Hays. Survivors include her husband, of the home; two sons, Greg Wiesner, Broomfield, Colo., and Mike Wiesner, Erie, Colo.; four daughters, Linda Shimeall and Patricia Moore, both of Westminister, Colo., Joyce Childerston, Golden, Colo., and Karen Barbich, Arvada; three brothers; six sisters; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.


ROHR, Nicholas P.

b. 16 Aug 1922

d. 22 Aug 2008 - Russell, Kansas

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

GORHAM - Nicholas P. "Nick" Rohr, 86, died Aug. 22, 2008. Married Martine LEIKER. She survives. Other survivors include: daughters, Mary Kuhn, Rita Clenney, and Delores Boettcher; brothers, Alfred "Fred", Victor and Alvin; and 12 great-grandchildren


ROHR, Nicholas P.

b. 16 Aug 1922

d. 22 Aug 2008 - Russell, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Sunday, August 24, 2008

GORHAM — Nicholas P. “Nick” Rohr, 86, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2008. He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter P. and Mary (Klaus) Rohr; two brothers; and five sisters. Survivors include his wife, Martina, of the home; three daughters, Mary Kuhn, Gorham, and Rita Clenney and husband Larry, and Delores Boettcher and husband Paul, all of Russell; three brothers; and seven grandchildren.



ROHRICK, JoAnn Radtke (Schanaman

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ROJESKI, Martha M.

b. 29 Sep 1899 - St. Paul, Nebraska

d. 25 November 2008 - Cheyenne, Wyoming

From Wyoming Tribune-Eagle , Cheyenne, WY - 27 Nov 2008

Martha M. Schafer, 109, of Cheyenne died Nov. 25 (2008) in Cheyenne. Born Sept. 29, 1899, in St. Paul, Neb. Married Edward D. SCHAFER in Loup City. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Edward D. Schafer Jr. and Patricia; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Schafer was preceded in death by her husband on May 7, 1963; a son and daughter-in-law, John B. and Maxine Schafer; her parents, Boniface and Bridget Rojeski; four brothers and three sisters.


ROSENTHAL, Beatrice R.

b. abt 1920 - Duisburg, Germany

d. 12 Oct 2008 - Dallas, Texas

From Newton Kansan - Saturday, November 1, 2008

BEAUMONT, Texas — Beatrice R. Buller passed away Oct. 12, 2008, in Dallas at the age of 88. Born in Duisburg, Germany, she emigrated with her family to the United States in 1944. She was a past teacher in Kansas and Texas, and in her retired life, she was very active in teaching English to immigrants. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry P. (BULLER)., in 1993, and by her son, René A. in 1969. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Gerard and Marie Rosenthal of Aurora, Colo.; her nieces, Jeanne-Marie Neuroth (Rick) of Wichita and Carol Ann Rosenthal of Logan, Utah; her nephews, Roger Rosenthal of Arlington, Va., Donald Rosenthal of Redwood City, Calif., Robert Rosenthal (Kim) of Denver and Richard Rosenthal (Felicity) of Highlands Ranch, Colo. She also had two great-nieces, seven great-nephews, and two great-great-nieces. She also is survived by many close relatives on the Buller side of the family



b. abt 1985

d. 12 Oct 2008 - Wichita, Kansas

From Newton Kansan - Thursday, October 12, 2008

WICHITA — Brandon Rostetter, 23, of Wichita died Sunday (Oct. 12, 2008) in Wichita. Brandon was the son of Jerry Rostetter and Lori Kay Hotzler. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Lori and Matt Hotzel; father and stepmother, Jerry and Susan Rostetter; brothers, Dalton, Cole and Jonah Rostetter; grandfather Jim Rostetter; grandparents Dennis and Elaine Carroll, Del and Lois Voth, Everett and Martha Stamback, Helen and Russ Tinkham, Jerry and Doris Hotzel; and his girlfriend, Valine Ware.


ROTH, Gerald Nathan

b. 14 Apr 1918 - Drake, North Dakota

d. 31 Jan 2006 - Hulbert, Oklahoma

From Ultimate Tributes.

Gerald Nathan Roth - 1918 - 2006 - Gerald Nathan Roth was born April 14, 1918 at Drake, North Dakota. He was the son of Jacob Roth and Alma Heuer Roth. Known to all as Jerry, lost his life in an accident, Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at his home in Hulbert, Oklahoma. He was 87 years of age. Jerry was preceded

in death by his parents, two brothers, Vernon and Edgar and one sister, Hildegaard. Jerry is survived by his wife of 58 years, Eleanor of the home; One son Garret Roth of Bixby, OK; Three daughters Deanna Christ & husband, John of Peggs, OK; Vickie Roth of Bixby, OK; Pamela Speraw & husband, Mike of Little Rock, AR; 9 Grandchildren; 7 Great-Grandchildren


ROTH, LaVerne L.

b. Unk - Bridger, Montana

d. 25 Jun 2008

From Billings Gazette , Billings, MT - 27 Jun 2008

FARMINGTON, N.M. - LaVerne L. Roth passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2008. Born to Bernard and Genevieve (Weisgerber) Roth in Bridger, Mont. Vern was preceded in death by his father, Bernard "Ben" Roth. He is survived by his mother, Genevieve, of Bridger, Mont.; his wife Kay of Farmington; his children, Paul (Michele), Michelle (Samuel) Dickey and Bryce (Tiffany), all of Albuquerque; five grandchildren, Kelby, Ben, Matt, Joren and Terrin; his brothers, Bob (Rhonda) of Phoenix and Gerry (Shelia) of Bridger, Mont., and his sister, Susan (Larry) Kalina of Lewistown, Mont., and his sister-in-love and law, Suzanne (Larry) Johnson of Farmington as well as numerous nieces and nephews and many wonderful extended family members. Vern moved to Farmington and married Kay BLAKE in 1966.


ROTH, Leonard Frank

b. 27 Nov 1925

d. 13 Jul 2008 - Wichita, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, July 15, 2008

GARDEN CITY - Leonard Frank Roth, 82, died July 13, 2008, at Wichita. Born Nov. 27, 1925. Married Anna Rose PACE. She survives. Other survivors include: son, Duane; daughters, Susan Becker, and Karen Baldwin; brothers, Lawrence, and Joe; sister, JoAnn Biernacki; six grandchildren; and nine great-grand-children.


ROTH, Leonard Frank

b. 27 Nov 1925 - Garden City, Kansas

d. 13 Jul 2008 - Wichita, Kansas

From Garden City Telegram - July 15, 2008

Leonard Frank Roth, 82, of Garden City, died Sunday, July 13, 2008, at Wichita. Born Nov. 27, 1925, in Garden City, to Joseph J. and Caroline M. Marks Roth. Married Anna Rose PACE in Garden City. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Duane Roth of Springfield, Mo.; two daughters, Susan Becker of Garden City, and Karen Baldwin of Rogersville, Mo.; two brothers, Lawrence Roth of Garden City, and Joe Roth of Green Mountain Falls, Colo.; a sister, JoAnn Biernacki of Ulysses; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Florene Roth.


ROTH, Margaret

b. 20 Apr 1924 - Park City, Montana

d. 28 Aug 2008 - Lovell, Wyoming

From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 3 Sep 2008

LOVELL, Wyo. - Our dear mother and grandmother, Margaret "Peggy" Kober of Lovell passed away on Aug. 28, 2008. She was 84. Peggy was born April 20, 1924, to Clara and Henry Roth at Youngs Point outside of Park City, Mont., and was married Henry Kober, Jr., She is survived by her four children, Bethany Kober, Carol Brese, Laurie Durden and Chris Kober; two grandchildren, Claire (Marc) Dearing and Jordyn Kober. Also surviving Peggy are her sisters, Julia Fink and Sharon Roth, as well as nieces, nephews and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sisters, Lewina, Wilhelmina, Marie (Susie); her brothers, Jack and Gerry.


ROTH, Mary Jane (VonFeldt)

See May Jane VonFeldt


ROTH, Raymond H.

b. 6 Jun 1911 - Kiowa, Kansas

d. 2 Jun 2005 - Roanoke, Illinois

From Ultimate Tributes.

Raymond H. Roth - 1911 - 2005 - KIOWA-Raymond H. Roth, 93, of Roanoke, Illinois passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2005. Born on June 6, 1911 in Kiowa, Kansas to Henry and Martha Farney Roth. He and Laverne OTT were united in marriage at Cherokee, Oklahoma. She preceded him in death in October of 1998. He was preceded in death by one sister, Delma Ziegenhorn. He is survived by two daughters, Lavonne and husband, Roy Yergler of Mesa, Arizona and Christa and husband, Glenn Moser of Raoanoke, Illinois; three sisters, Esther Terry of Sabetha, Kansas, Leona and husband, Melvin Weyeneth of Roanoke, Illinois, and Helen and husband, Bud Murrow of Kiowa, Kansas; seven grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and two great great -grandchildren


 ROWE, Linda Sue (Galyardt)

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RUEB, Bertrand T.

b. 29 Jul 1930 - Dodge City, Kansas

d. 1 May 2008 - Dodge City, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, May 2, 2008

WRIGHT - Bertrand T. Rueb, 77, died May 1, 2008, in Dodge City. Born July 29, 1930, in Dodge City, the son of John and Augusta (Schmidt) Rueb. Survivors include: brother, Francis Rueb and wife Dorothy; sister-in-law, Vangie Rueb; 28 nieces and nephews, and many great-nieces.


RUEBKE, Agnes Marie (Krehbiel)

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RUPP, Raymond Francis

b. 4 Apr 1954 - Hays, Kansas

d. 1 Aug 2008 - Farmington, New Mexico

From Hays Daily News - Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Raymond Francis Rupp, 54, Farmington, N.M., died Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, at UNM Hospital as a result of an industrial accident. He was born April 4, 1954, in Hays to Francis Richard and Adilene Joy (Bolen) Rupp. Married Dianna PATE in Farmington. Survivors include his wife, of the home; three daughters, Jenny Rupp, Shelly Butt, and Shawna Saiz; his mother; three brothers, Edwin Rupp, John Rupp and Doug Pate; four sisters, Kathleen Hawkins, Annette Settle, Barbar Toward and Kim Brewer; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father; a son, Tony Rupp; and his grandparents.


RUPP, Roger Dale

b. 15 Jul 1939 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

d. 16 Jul 2008 - Gering, Nebraska

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

Roger Dale Rupp, 69, of Gering died Wednesday July 16, 2008, at Regional West Medical Center. Roger was born July 15, 1939, in Scottsbluff to Alexander and Rachel (Alt-Rupp) Schwartz. Married Judith Joasn BETZOLD, and to this union two children were born, a son Rick and a daughter Shelly. Survivors include his wife Judy of Gering; son Rick and wife Tonia Rupp of Kimball; daughter Shelly Rupp and friend Bob Wynne of Gering; granddaughters, Shannon Rupp; Kayla Rupp and Rikki Rupp; grandsons, Kyle Rupp and Travis Barkowski; great-granddaughter, Justice Rupp; great-grandson, Jamie Barkowski; sisters, Judy Kay and Betty Walters; brother, John Schwartz Jr.; as well as numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents Alexander Rupp and Rachel (Alt-Rupp) Schwartz.



Oberdorf, Russia

b. 5 Aug 1897 - Oberdorf, Russia

d. Jan 1981 - Okeene, Oklahoma

From Enid Morning News - January 31, 1981

NUSZ, EVA ( RUSCH) 1897-1981

OBITUARY - EVA NUSZ - OKEENE - Funeral Services for Eva Nusz, 83, who died Friday in an Okeene Hospital, will be at 2:30 p.m.. Sunday, at St. John's United Church of Christ. Mrs. Nusz was born in Oberdorf, Russia, August 5, 1897, to John and Mary Rusch and came to the United States in 1909. She married Carl NUSZ in Okeene in May 1916. She was preceded in death by her husband and one brother. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Albert (Edna) Schnell, Mrs. Alice Irion, and Mrs. Jim (Olinda) McBride, all of Okeene, and Mrs. Leonard (Lena) Osmus, Enid; three sons, Raymond and Jim of Okeene and Roy, Oklahoma City; six sisters; five brothers; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.


RUTZ, Eugene Harold

b. 29 Dec 1942 - Lemmon, South Dakota

d. 19 Jul 2008 - Eau Claire, WI

From Wyoming Tribune-Eagle , Cheyenne, WY - 23 Jul 2008

Eugene Harold Rutz, 65, was born Dec. 29, 1942, in Lemmon, S.D., to Rev. Helmuth and his wife, Rhoda (nee Gerth) Rutz. He died on July 19. (2008). Married Patricia Ann SYDOW at ILC in Eau Claire. The Lord blessed them with two daughters and one son, Tammy (Jeff) Trippler of Indianapolis, David (Dee) Rutz of Katy, Texas, and Heidi (Jim) Weaver of Yorba Linda, Calif. They were also blessed with eight grandchildren, Amanda, Brandon, Micah, Julia, Tori, Brittany, Corey and Alyssa. Gene is survived by his wife, Pat; all his children and grandchildren, and his brothers and sisters, Gerald (Jane) Rutz and Barb (Bob) Ruegge of Cheyenne, Delbert (Pat) Rutz of Balaton, Minn., and Nadine (Ron) Hatlewick of Leola, S.D., and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Gene served the Lord as pastor of several congregations from 1966-1984.