ABEL, Margaret M. (France)
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ABERLE, Aloysia
b. 6 Jan 1884 - Odessa, Russia
d. 20 Jun 1952, Hague, North Dakota
From Bismarck Tribune, Saturday 21 Jun 1952
Wolf, Aloysia (Aberle) 1884-1952 - Mrs. Andrew Wolf, 68, died Friday. Born in Odessa, Russia, Jan. 6, 1884. Came here with her parents, the late, Matt and Katherine Aberle, in 1893. Married ANDREW WOLF. He died in 1941. Children she leaves are John Wolf, Auburn WA; Mrs. Lucy Feist and Peter Wolf, Ipswich SD; Frank Wolf, Aberdeen SD; Anton Wolf, Fargo; Mrs. Evelyn Torrey, LaMoure; Mike Wolf, Hague; Mrs. Bertha Glatt, Bismarck; Fred Wolf, Milwaukee WI and Sister M. Andrew, St. Joseph MN. Also leaves five brothers and sisters. They are Mike Aberle, Sask. Canada; Tony Aberle and Mrs. George Wilderman, Kelona BC; Mrs. Matt Fischer, Strasburg, and Mrs. Sebastian Switzer, Glen Cross SD

**ABBOTT, Patricia F. (Frank)
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b. 16 Jan 1923 - Goessel, Kansas
d. 8 Jan 2009 - Wichita, Kansas
From Hillsboro Star Journal - January 14, 2009
Norman E. Abrahams, 85, died Jan. 8, 2009. Born Jan. 16, 1923, in Goessel, he was the son of Cornelius and Anna (Dalke) Abrahams. Married ETHEL GRACE EWERT. She survives. Preceded in death by a sister, Verna Koehn. Other survivors include a son, Dwayne Abrahams of Newton; two daughters, Nan Graber of Monument, Colo., and Nadine Abrahams of Denver, Colo.; two brothers, Ray Abrahams and Chuck Abrahams, both of Hillsboro; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.


**ABSOLON, Lena E. (Knoll)
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b. 11 Sep 1951
d. 21 Dec 2008 - Wichita, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, December 25, 2008
TULSA, Okla. - Kurt J. Ackermann, 57, died Dec. 21, 2008, in Wichita. Born Sept. 11, 1951, the son of Gene and Florence Shirley Underwood Ackermann. Married VICKIE KELLER. She also died Dec. 21, 2008. Survivors include: son, Kurt E. Ackermann and wife Michelle; daughter, Kandice Ackermann Pack and husband Chance; brother, Kim Eugene Ackermann; niece, Kari Ackermann-Doak; and five grandchildren.
Note: Kurt Ackermann, his wife, Vickie, and his mother-in-law, Pauline Keller, were killed in a car accident Sunday, Dec. 21, on East Kellogg in Wichita, Kansas.

**ACKERMANN, Vickie (Keller)
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**ADAMSKI, Albina (Jilek)
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ADELHARDT, Geraldine Elizabeth
b. 13 Mar 1932 - Nashville, KS
d. 8 May 2009 - Sharon, Kansas
From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - Tuesday, May 12, 2009
SHARON — Geraldine “Gerry” Elizabeth Rausch, 77, died May 8 (2009). Born March 13, 1932, the daughter of George and Katie (Simon) Adelhardt. Married JOSEPH E. RAUSCH. He died Dec. 13, 2003. Survived by four daughters, Rosanna Jones and Marie Chain, both of Derby, and Patty Strube and Cathy Miller, both of Claflin; three sons, Joseph Rausch Jr. and David Rausch, both of Sharon, and Ted Rausch, Medicine Lodge; 21 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Rosie Kerschen, Cecilia Batt and Alberta “Jimmy” Spear, and two brothers, Albert and Bill Adelhardt.

b. 20 Aug 1894 - Odessa, Russia
d. 23 Sep 1972 - Roundup, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Sunday 24 Sep 1972
ROUNDUP—John Adolph, 78, died early Saturday morning. Born Aug. 20, 1894, in Odessa, Russia, a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Adolph. Came to the U.S. in 1913. Married MARTHA GOEHRING. Survivors include the widow, Roundup; two sons, Alfred and Ed, both of Roundup; a son, Don, Tempe, Ariz.; two daughters, Mrs. Jack Trygg, Aloha, Ore.; and Mrs. Ernest Steffensrud, of Billings; a brother, August, Roundup; three sisters, Mrs. Pete Lucas and Mrs. Lydia Walker, both of Miles City; and Mrs. Herb Seifert, Roundup; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

**ADOLPH, Susana (Piel)
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AHLEFELD, Laverne Katherine Sophia
b. 23 Dec 1918
d. 13 Dec 2008 - Kingfisher, Oklahoma
From Enid News and Eagle - December 15, 2008
A memorial service for Laverne Katherine Sophia Ahlefeld Schroeder, 89, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008. Born Dec. 23, 1918, to August Heinrich “Gus” and Ida Emilia Gleichmann Ahlefeld. Married MARTIN CARL HEINRICH SCHROEDER. Surviving are her children, Sandra Jean Schroeder Thomas of Wimberley, Texas, and Jerald Keith Schroeder of Kingfisher; one sister, Millee Livingston of Richardson, Texas; one brother, Marvin Ahlefeld of Oklahoma City; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

**AHRENS, Edith (Steinle)
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ALBERS, Elizabeth M.
b. 20 Nov 1916 - Angelus
d. 31 Dec 2008 - Hill City, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Saturday, January 3, 2009
Elizabeth M. Wolf, 92, Hill City, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008. Born Nov. 20, 1916, in Angelus to Theodore and Anna (Beckman) Albers. Married RAYMOND J. WOLF. He died April 23, 1994. Survivors include three sons, Larry Eugene Wolf, Clearwater, Ronald Dean Wolf, Columbus, Ind., and Daniel Raymond Wolf, Mulvane; three daughters, Shirley Seeger, Penokee, Judy Anderson, Sturgis, S.D., and Patsy Link, Bluntville, Tenn.; a brother, Bill Albers, Hoxie; two sisters, Cleon Heinrich, Oakley, and Louella Travis, Oklahoma; 19 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

b. 6 Mar 1955 - Deshler, Nebraska
d. 22 Apr 2009
From Salina Journal - Friday, April 24, 2009
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Scott D. Albrecht, 54, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009. Born March 6, 1955, in Deshler. Preceded in death: grandparents, Galen and Pearl Lambert and Fred and Grace Albrecht; uncles, Gerald and Dwight Lambert and Edwin Albrecht; and aunts, Lula Damm and Ethel Kapperman. Survivors: parents, Ray and Donna Albrecht, of Davenport; brother, Brad (Rachel), of Kingwood, Texas; sisters, Karen Schliefer, of Murray, Utah, and Kathryn Urbauer, of Plattsmouth; seven nieces and nephews; and three great-nieces.

b. 5 Oct 1916
d. 22 Jan 2009
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, January 24, 2009
NORTH NEWTON - Wilma R. Graber, 92, died Jan. 22, 2009. Born Oct. 5, 1916, to John T. and Ida Stucky Albrecht. Married HARVEY N. GRABER. who died Aug. 23, 1982. Survivors include: sons, Max, Salina, Ron, Des Moines, Iowa, Michael, Huntington Beach, Calif., and Tony, Newton; daughters, Judy Johnson, Lawrence, and Corliss Young, Kingman; sister, Luella Fotoplos, Wichita; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

b. 5 Oct 1916 - Weatherford, Oklahoma
d. 22 Jan 2009 - Newton, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Saturday, January 24, 2009
NORTH NEWTON -- Wilma R. Graber, 92, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009. Born Oct. 5, 1916, in Weatherford, Okla., to John and Ida Albrecht. Preceded in death by: husband, HARVEY (GRABER); four brothers; and a sister. Survivors: sons, Max (Loretta), of Salina, Ron (Terry), of Des Moines, Iowa, Michael (Marty Graves), of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Tony (Sue), of Newton; daughters, Judy (John) Johnson, of Lawrence, and Corliss (Allen) Young, of Kingman; a sister; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grand-children.

**ALDRIDGE, Louise Casteel (Klaus)
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**ALLEN, Roberta (Meyer)
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AMAN, Anton
b. 6 Aug 1926
d. 21 Apr 1952 - Camilla, Georgia
From Bismarck Tribune, Tuesday 22 Apr 1952
Aman, Anton 1926-1952 - Second Lt. Anton Aman, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Casper Aman, rural Mandan, was killed in a crash of a T-6 plane near Camilla GA, Monday. His wife lives in Nashville TN, They have no children. In addition to his widow and parents, he leaves 3 brothers and 4 sisters.

AMAN, Steven R.
b. abt 1987
d. 12 Jan 2009 - Omaha, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 16 Jan 2009
OMAHA, Neb. - Steven R. Aman, age 22, died on Jan. 12, 2009. Survived by parents, Bradley R. and Sandra L. Aman of Omaha ; sister, Kjerstin Aman of Omaha; grandparents, Gerald and Barbara Skiles of Scottsbluff; aunts and uncles, Steve Aman of Lincoln, Jerry and Roxanne Skiles of Scottsbluff, John and Cindy Chain of Scottsbluff, David and Mary Skiles of Scottsbluff, Rod and Deb Schmer of Scottsbluff, Bob and Candra Keigher of Scottsbluff, Kim and Dennis Leeper of Alliance; and many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Ray and Esther Aman; and an aunt, Shelly Kay Skiles.

AMANN, Philip
b. 20 Aug 1889 - Russia
d. 24 May 1956 Dickinson, North Dakota
From Bismarck Tribune, Monday 28 May 1956
DICKINSON— Philip Amann, 67, died Thursday . A native of Russia, and son of Philip and Catherine Hapfauf Amann, he was born on Aug. 20, 1889. Married JULIA THOMAS. He leaves his wife, five sons, Joseph, Washington, D.C.; William, Colorado Springs, Colo., Norbert, Richardton, Victor, Minneapolis, Minn.; and Ervin, U. S. Army, Ft. Jackson, N.C., two daughters, Mrs. Joe (Elenor) Schultz, Igloo, S.D., and Mrs. John C. (Magdeline) Forester, Richardton, 12 grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Nick Geiger, in Saskatchewan, Canada, and Mrs. Leonard Hummel, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Can.; and one brother, Nick, in Europe

AMANN, Phillip
b. 20 Aug 1889 - Russia
d. 24 May 1956 - Richardton, North Dakota
From Dickinson Press, Tuesday 29 May 1956
Amann, Phillip 1889-1956 - Amann died Thursday, May 24. Born in Russia, Aug. 20, 1889. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Amann. In 1912 he came from Russia to Canada and came to the US in 1915. Married to JULIE THOMAS. They were the parents of 7 children who with his wife survive him. The children are Joseph, Washington D.C.; William, Colorado Springs; Norbert, Richardton; Victor, Minneapolis; Ervin in the US Army, Fort Jackson NC; Mrs. Joe Shulz, Igloo SD; and Mrs. John Forrester, Richardton. Other survivors are his sisters, Mrs. Nick Geiger, Grovenland SK, Canada; and Mrs. Leonard Hummell, Medicine Hat AB; and a brother, Nick Amann, somewhere in Europe, and 12 grandchildren.


AMEN, Annie
b. 23 Mar 1880 - Russia
d. 26 Apr 1955
Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 28 April 1955
Amen, Annie (___) 1880-1955 - Mrs. Annie Amen, 75, wife of Henry Amen, Sr., died Tuesday afternoon (April 26). Born in Russia March 23, 1880. Married MR. HENRY AMEN in Frank, Russia. Surviving are her husband; three sons, Henry Amen Jr., John Amen and Daniel Amen, all of (garbled); four daughters, Mrs. Fred Brester of Stevensville, Mrs. George Hardt of Missoula, Mrs. Victor Daubert of 1056 Sioux Lane and Mrs. John Knaub of Missoula; 27 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

**AMEN, Mary (Lipsack)
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**ANDERSON, Lucille T. (Jacobs)
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ANDERSON, Marilyn J.
b. 6 Sep 1935 - Fargo, North Dakota
d. 19 Jan 2009 - Greeley, Colorado
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 11 Feb 2009
GREELEY, Colo. - Marilyn J. Anderson, 73, passed away on Jan. 19, 2009. Born Sept. 6,1935, in Fargo, N.D. Married JAMES A. BLEHM. They had three children: Steven A. (Jeanine) Blehm, Billings, Susan Blehm Rye, Billings, and Scott J. Blehm, Greeley. Marilyn and Jim later divorced. Marilyn married WILLIAM J. ANDERSON. Survived by her husband, William "Bill" J. Anderson of Greeley; three children and five grandchildren. From her union with Bill, she is also survived by his daughters, Karen Searcy (Terry), Plano, Texas, Chris Elmer (Stan), Lynchburg, Va., and Cindy Jo Stay (Michael) Viewtown, VA.


b. 6 Sep 1911 - Hillsboro, Kansas
d. 9 Apr 2009 - Inman, Kansas
From Newton Kansan - Thursday, April 16, 2009
INMAN — Bertha Thiessen, 97, died Thursday (April 9, 2009). Born on Sept. 6, 1911, in Hillsboro, the daughter of Isaac and Katharina Janzen Androes. Married JACOB E. THIESSEN. He died Aug. 25, 1981. Survivors include one son, Leslie of Moundridge; two daughters, Velma J. Carden of Hutchinson and Shirley Shuff of Inman; eight grand-children; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild She also was preceded in death by two sons, Larry D. and Ronald J.; 11 brothers and sisters; and one grandson, Steven L. Shuff.

**ANNALORA, Margaret Mary Schwab (Brewer)
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ANTON, Jeanette G.
b. 10 May 1934 - Lefor, North Dakota
d. 8 Jan 2009 - Dickinson, North Dakota
From Dickinson Press 11 Jan 09
Jeanette G. Mischel, 74, Dickinson, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009. Born May 10, 1934 on the family farm near Lefor to Christ K. and Katherine (Blasy) Anton. Married LEO MISCHEL. Survived by her husband, Leo; eight children, Gary (Vivian), Cape Coral, Fla., Sharon (Vince) Ruiterman, Corona, Calif., Duane (Denise), Fargo, Diane, Rapid City, S.D., Lori (Randy) Linder, Wheatland, Calif., Don, Argusville, Dennis (Barb), Horace, and Randy, Bismarck; two step children, Nancy Schmidt, Bismarck and Kent Mischel, Bryan, Texas; seven sisters, Bertha Anton, Eleanor Beaudoin, Helen Beaudoin, Anna Helfrich, Appolonia Fichter, Kathlene Oukrop, and Mary Anne Chantry; two brothers, George and Donald Anton; 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by one sister, Pauline Fichter and three brothers, Albert, Edward, and Martin Anton.

ANTON, Magdalena
b. 28 Dec 1860 - Odessa, Russia
d. 1 Feb 1945 - Mandan, North Dakota
From Bismarck Tribune, Thursday 1 Feb 1945
Mrs. Magdalena Siegel, 83, Mandan, died Thursday, Feb. 1,( 1945). She is the mother of Mrs. Peter Schantz of Bismarck. She leaves six other children. Born Dec. 28, 1860, in Odessa, Russia, she came to this country in 1900. Husband died in 1936. Three children, Ted, Elizabeth and Mrs. Albert Knoll, preceded her in death. Survivors include: sons John of Price, Jack of Mandan, and Max of Golden Valley. The daughters, in addition to Mrs. Schantz, are Mrs. Nick Knoll of Mandan, Mrs. Aloys Bauer of Harmon and Mrs. Peter Landeis of Selfridge. Note: Maiden name - Anton.

**APPEL, Evelyn J. (Grose)
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People from Russia - Morton County - North Dakota
From Bismarck Tribune, April 3, 1922
Thirty-two applicants for naturalization will be heard at a special hearing in Morton county district court here April 10, (1922) it has been announced. Ten nationalities are represented in the list as follows: Russians, 16; Swedes, 3; Hungarians, 4; Italians, 2; Swiss, 2; and one each, Norwegian, German, Finn, Canadian and Austrian. Of the applicants 16 are men who have just begun attempts to secure citizenship.
The Russian names are as follows: Russian: George Berger, Timmer; Phillu (sic) Oster, Jr., Hebron; George Immel, Richardton; Joseph Schoner, Sweet Briar; Karl Sailer, Hebron, Frederich Schneider, Hebron; Christ G. Steiger, Hebron; Frederick Sailer, Hebron; Gottlieb Steiger, Sr., Hebron; John Baron, Mandan; Nickeemus (sic) Fix, Judson; Peter Fehr, Hebron; Frank Schaff, Mandan; John Heidt, Mandan; Liberatus Ferderer, Mandan; Jacob A. Ferderer Mandan.

**ARMBRUST, Margaret (Haaf)
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**ARMBRUST, Margaret (Hoff)
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ARNDT, Clarence Raymond
b. 11 Oct 1923
d. 22 Mar 2009
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, March 24, 2009
EMPORIA - Clarence Raymond Arndt, 85, died March 22, 2009. Born Oct. 11, 1923. Married DOROTHY ANN BURENHEIDE. She died June 2, 2001. Married ZELLA BRIDGMAN. She survives. Other survivors include: sons, Michael, and Steven; a daughter, Beverly Toso; brother, Frank; sisters, Ellen Heins, Jean Witherspoon, and Isabelle Spellman; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

ASAY, Jerome Charles
b. 24 Aug 1935 - Lovell, Wyoming
d. 30 Dec 2008 - Powell, Wyoming
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 6 Jan 2009
POWELL, Wyo. - Jerome Charles Asay "Jerry," 73, of Powell, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008.
Born Aug. 24, 1935, in Lovell, the son of John Hatch Asay and Evelyn O'Donnell Asay. Survived by one brother, Ken (Shirley) Asay of Pavillion, WY; two sisters, Betty Asay of Powell and Carole Anne (Chuck) Myers of Dubois; nine children, Jerry Allen (Chris Bakke) Asay of Worland, Connie (Alvin) Harimon of Bayard, Neb., Lori (Mike) Bogen of Sheridan, Ore., Carrie (Tom Schutt) Asay of Bayard, Mike (Kim) Asay of Powell, Kathy (Steve) Shaffer of Ralston, Karen Morgan of Powell, Kristi (Nathan) Harder of Houston, Monte (Joni) Asay of Pinebluffs; 30 grandchildren. NOTE: The names of the 30 grandchildren and spouses are shown in original obituary.

ASHER, Bette Mae
b. 17 Nov 1932
d. 4 Jan 2009 - Wichita, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, January 7, 2009
GARDEN CITY - Bette Mae Unruh, 76, died Jan. 4, 2009. Born Nov. 17, 1932, the daughter of Leon and Irene Houser Asher. Married WALDO UNRUH. He survives. Other survivors include: one son, Greg and wife Angie; daughter, Caroline Unruh; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

b. 12 No 1952 - Red Cloud, Nebraska
d. 11 Jun 2009 - Topeka, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Sunday, June 14, 2009
Susan Riffel, 56, Topeka, died Thursday, June 11, 2009. Born Nov. 12, 1952, in Red Cloud, Neb., to Willard and Jean (Silsby) Atwill. Married ROBERT RIFFEL. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Christine Riffel, Topeka, and Natasha Riffel-Kuhlmann, Wichita; her father, Stockton; three brothers, Art Atwill, Kimberling, Mo., Jerry Nyp, Wamego, and Richard Atwill, Wichita; four sisters, Tammy Atwill, Stockton, Gail Atwill, Phoenix, Nancy Williams, Stockton, and Lori VanEaton, Norton; and two grandchildren.

b. 12 Nov 1952 - Red Cloud, Nebraska
d. 11 Jun 2009
From Salina Journal - Tuesday, June 16, 2009
TOPEKA — Susan Riffel, 56, died Thursday, June 11, 2009. Born Nov. 12, 1952, in Red Cloud, Neb. Preceded in death by: mother, Jean Atwill. Survivors: husband, ROBERT (RIFFEL); daughters, Christine Riffel and Natasha Riffel-Kuhlmann; son-in-law, Danny Kuhlmann; two grandchildren; father, Willard Atwill; and siblings, Art Atwill, Jerry Nyp, Tammy Atwill, Nancy Williams, Gail Atwill, Lori VanEaton and Richard Atwill.

b. 31 May 1927 - Collyer, Kansas
d. 1 May 2009
From Salina Journal - Monday, May 4, 2009
ELLIS — Frank Augustine, 81, died Friday, May 1, 2009. Born May 31, 1927, in Collyer to John and Clara Augustine. Preceded in death by: two brothers; three sisters; and a great-grandson, Jackson Augustine. Survivors: wife, Juanita, of Ellis; sons, Daryl and Jeff, both of Hays; daughter, Henrietta Rupp, of Lakewood, Colo.; brother, Gary, of Export, Penn.; sisters, Lillie Lang, of WaKeeney, and Norma Lang, of Ellis; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

b. 31 May 1927 - Collyer, Kansas
d. 1 May 2009 - Hays, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Tuesday, May 2, 2009
Frank Augustine, 81, died Friday, May, 1, 2009. Born May 31, 1927, in Collyer to John M. and Clara (Schuster) Augustine. Married JUANITA WEIGEL. Survivors include his wife, Ellis; two sons, Daryl F. Augustine and wife, Sandy, Jeff L. Augustine and wife, Judy, all of Hays; a daughter, Henrietta M. Rupp and husband, James, of Lakewood, Colo.; a brother, Gary Augustine, Export, Pa.; two sisters, Lillie Lang, WaKeeney, and Norma Lang, Ellis; 11 grandchildren. ( NOTE: Names of grandchildren are listed in the original obituary. ) Preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lewis and Michael Augustine; three sisters, Teresa Herl, Sheila Carper and Rosie Duncan; and a great-grandson, Jackson Augustine.

b. 13 Mar 1915 - Rush County, Kansas
d. 14 Apr 2009 - Ellis, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Thursday, April 16, 2009
Thresia Scheck, 94, Ellis, died Tuesday, April 14, 2009. Born March 13, 1915, in Rush County to John and Regina (Schuster) Augustine. Married ANDREW A. SCHECK. He died Feb. 1, 1985. . Survivors include a son, Donald Scheck, New Castle, Wyo., four daughters, Norma Brack, Shirley Gerhardt, Barbara Kinderknecht and Edna Hejny, all of Ellis, a brother, William Augustine, Ellis; two sisters, Dorothy Weber, Ellis, and Betty Younger, Hays; 24 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren. Preceded in death by two sons, Gerald Lee and LeeRoy; five grandchildren; seven brothers; and a sister.

**AULICK, Anna (Prester)
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