**KAISER, Johanna (Brunner)
See Johanna Brunner

b. 15 Mar 1912 - Engedal, Denmark
d. 13 Dec 2008 - Kimball County
From Scottsbluff Star Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 17 Dec 2008
Hilda Strauch, 96, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008. Born in Engedal, Denmark on March 15, 1912, the daughter of Neils and Jensine (Sorensen) Kammersqaard. At 13 months of age she moved to the United States. Married ALBERT STRAUCH. Survivors include her son, Alan (Ruth Ellen) Strauch of Grand Island, Neb.; sister, Elsie Gayer of Madrid, Iowa; grandchildren, Ruth Wong of Washington, D.C., Candya (Chris) Doran of Plattsmouth, Neb., Joel (Dawn) Strauch of Omaha, Neb., Mary Strauch and her fianc? Joe Kemling of Grand Island, DeBra (Steve) Heider of Grand Island, and Myron Wong; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Her parents; husband; one sister, Dorthea Gatenby; an infant brother; and an infant daughter preceded her in death.

b. abt 1942
d. Sep 2008
From Tulsa World - Sept. 26, 2008
Warner — Clyde Earl Kammerzell Jr., 66, died Thursday. Services pending. Muskogee Cremation, Muskogee.

KAPS, Freda M.
b. 6 Oct 1913 - Bunker Hill, Kansas
d. 29 May 2009 - Wilson, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Monday, June 1, 2009
WILSON -- Freda M. Major, 95, of Wilson, died Friday, May 29, 2009. Born Freda M. Kaps on Oct. 6, 1913, in Bunker Hill. Preceded in death by her husband, BEN (MAJOR) , in 1991; and a daughter, Barbara, in 2001. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Jane Steinle and husband Darwin, of Dorrance, and Diane Major, of Topeka; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

KAPS, Freda M.
b. 6 Oct 1913 - Bunker Hill, Kansas
d. 29 May 2009 - Ellsworth, Kansas
From Ellsworth Independent/Reporter - Thursday, June 11, 2009
Freda M. Major, 95, Dorrance, died Friday, May 29, 2009. Born Oct. 6, 1913, in Bunker Hill to Robert and Emma Koetkemeyer Kaps. Married BEN MAJOR June 5, 1935, at Dorrance. He died in 1991. Preceded in death by a sister, Barbara. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Jane Steinle of Dorrance and Diane Major of Topeka; four granddaughters; and four great-granddaughters. Note: Mary Jane is married to Darwin Steinle. Diane was married to Brent David Warkentin.

KASPER, Esther J.
b. 7 Oct 1946 - Belleville, Kansas
d. 16 Dec 2008 - Beloit, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Sunday, December 21, 2008
BELOIT — Esther J. Kasper, 62, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, in Beloit. Born Oct. 7, 1946, in Belleville, the daughter of Louis J. Kasper and Venis Dean Havel Kasper, who preceded her in death. Survived by one brother, Alvin Kasper, of Salina; an aunt and uncle, LaVonne and Clarence Thomas, of Belleville; stepuncle and aunt, Clarence and Rosetta Havel, of Linn; and two nieces.

**KASTEN, Katherine (Hatzenbaler)
See Katherine Hatzenbaler

**KAUFMAN, Charlotte Mae (Henman)
See Charlotte Mae Henman

b. 9 Jul 1907 - Russia
d. 21 Apr 1937
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 22 Apr 1937
Kaufman, Fred B. 1907-1937 - Fred B. Kaufman, 29, died Wednesday (April 21). Born in Russia July 9, 1907, a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kaufman. Married MISS MARY KORICH. They were divorced last December. Besides his parents, he is survived by a son, Richard George, 20 months old, and a brother Jake, all of Billings.

KAUFMAN, Kathryn G.
b. 18 Dec 1910 -Newton, Kansas
d. 26 May 2009 - Newton, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, May 28, 2009
NEWTON - Kathryn G. "Katie" Kaufman, 98, died May 26, 2009. Born Dec. 18, 1910, in Newton, the daughter of H .J. and Emma Goerz Kaufman. Katie's grandfather, David Goerz, was one of the three founders of Bethel. Survived by a brother, Wilbert Kaufman

**KAUFMAN, Linda L. (Mueller)
See Linda L. Mueller

b. ca 1918
d. Mar 1958 - Great Falls
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 6 Mar 1958
Reitz, Lydia (Kaufman) not given/ca. 1918-1958 - Sidney—Mrs. Lydia Reitz, 39, wife of GEORGE REITZ, died. Surviving are her husband, 6 children, Eugene George, serving in the US Army in New Haven CT, Larry LeRoy, Kenneth Thomas, Theodore Michael, Mary Ann and Betty Kay, all at home; a sister, Mrs. Katherine Glaser, and a brother, Alex Kaufman of Vancouver BC, Canada.

**KAUFMAN, Meribeth J. (Krehbiel)
See Meribeth Krehbiel

KAUFMAN, Milroy Elwood
b. 26 Oct 1930 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
d. 19 Dec 2008 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Herarld, Scottsbluff, NE - 23 Dec 2008
Milroy Elwood Kaufman, 78, died Friday, December 19, 2008. Milroy was the son of Victor and Katheryn (Hessler) Kaufman; born in Scottsbluff on October 26, 1930. Married SHIRLEY IRENE GABLE . Survived by his three children: Deborah Sue (Mark) Smeltzer of Glenwood, Iowa, Tamera Le (Bob) Matthews of Naples Florida and Kevin Kerry (Shannon) Kaufman of Mitchell; six grandchildren Brian (Heidi) Smeltzer, Charissa (Blaine) Wilkes, Andrea (Darin) Walker, Robert Jr. (Julie) Matthews, Travis (Evie) Kaufman and Kari (Curtis) Grasmick, as well as nine great-grandchildren with two on the way. Also survived by his brother Vernon (Ruth) Kaufman of Scottsbluff. Preceded in death by his parents.

b. 30 Aug 1906 - Russia
d. 4 Dec 1966 - Hardin, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 6 Dec 1966
HARDIN - George Kautzman, 50, died Sunday. Born Aug. 30, 1906 in Russia. Married AMELIA ZIEGLER. Surviving are the widow; a son, Harry, serving with the Army at Ft. Bragg, NC; 3 daughters, Mrs. Hayden Boeckle, St. Xavier, Mrs. Ben Paschall, Lewistown, and Miss Shirley Kautzman, Hardin; 2 brothers, Manuel, Eureka, and Joe, of Fromberg; a sister, Mrs. John Lawrence, St. Xavier, and 4 grandchildren.

b. 3 May 1880 - Neklif, Alpetrofka, Russia
d. 4 Aug 1956 - Mandan, North Dakota
From Bismarck Tribune, Monday 6 Aug 1956
Kautzman, Joseph 1880-1956 - Joseph Kautzman, 76, died Saturday. Born in Neklif, Alpetrofka, Russia, May 3, 1880, the son of Raymond K. Kautzman. Survived by his wife, the former ELIZABETH ROMDS. Also leaves his children, Nick, Carrington; Mrs. George Labor, New Rockford; Raymond, Los Angeles CA; Mrs. Margaret Flick, Mandan; Ralph, Pingree; Mrs. John Schlosser, Los Angeles; Mrs. Elmo Steinway, Los Angeles; Mrs. John Helbling, Los Angeles; Helen Erickson, Grand Forks; Edward, San Francisco CA, Mrs. Pat Krause, Los Angles; Mrs. Jack Schwerweigert, Los Angeles; Mrs. M. J. Ell, Minneapolis, and Anthony, Brooker. Also leaves 3 sisters, Mrs. Catherine Reis, Tacoma WA; Mrs. Ida Reis, Tacoma, and Mrs. Perpetua Fleck, Canada; 20 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents and 2 sisters.

KAUTZMAN, Jennifer Lynn
b. 3 May 1970 - Hardin
d. 16 Jan 1971
Billings MT Gazette, Monday 18 Jan 1971
HARDIN—Jennifer Lynn Kautzman, 8-months old, was dead on arrival Saturday at Big Horn County Memorial Hospital. Cause of death was asphyxiation. Born May 3, 1970 at Hardin, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kautzman. Survivors include the parents, of Hardin; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Amelia Kautzman, St. Xavier; and maternal grandparents, Mrs. Scotty Wiseman and Robert Wiseman, both of Hardin.

KAUTZMAN, Joseph John
b. 6 Nov 1899 - Landau, Russia
d. 1971 - Fromberg
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 23 Sep 1971
FROMBERG—Joseph John Kautzman, 71, died Monday at his Fromberg home. Born Nov. 6, 1899, in Landau, Russia, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kautzman. Married Alverta REBER . Survivors include the widow of Fromberg; a brother, Manuel, of Eureka; and a step-daughter, Florence Powel of Dodge City, Kan.

**KAUTZMAN, Magdalen (Helbling)
See Magdalen Helbling

**KAUTZMAN, Margaret (Glasser)
See Margaret Glasser

**KAUTZMAN, Monica Renner (Dauenhauer)
See Monica Dauenhauer

KAUTZMAN, Robert Valentine
b. 1938 - Salem, North Dakota
d. 14 Jun 1964 - Sidney, North Dakota
From Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 16 Jun 1964
SIDNEY - Robert Valentine Kautzman, 26, of Sidney, died Sunday. Survived by his widow, Dorothy; a son, D’Wayne, both of Sidney; his mother, Mrs. Betty Brown; four brothers, Mathias and Patrick of Minot, N.D., Herman of Fairchild A.F.B in Spokane, and Vernon of Sidney; two sisters, Mrs. Leo Doll of Billings, and Mrs. R. C. MacGrady of Sidney.

b. 1964
d. May 1966 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Sunday 15 May 1966
Karen J. Kautzmann, 22 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kautzmann, died Wednesday in a Billings hospital of injuries received in a fall from her parent’s car.

b. 25 Nov 1970
d. 26 Nov 1970
From Billings MT Gazette, Friday 27 Nov 1970
Margaret Kautzmann, day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Kautzmann, died Thursday morning at Deaconess Hospital. Survivors include the parents; two brothers, Michael John and Merl Pat Kautzmann, both at home; one sister, Amy Leigh Kautzmann, at home; the paternal grandfather, George Kautzmann of Route 1; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kasper Glasser of Minot, N.D.; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alden Turbiville of Ekalaka.

KEEFER, Marcella Mae
b. 26 Oct 1921
d. 9 May 2009 - Wichita, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday - May 20, 2009
INMAN - Marcella Mae Haas, 87, died May 9, 2009. Born Oct. 26, 1921, the daughter of Dudley and Jessie Nickl Keefer. Married REUBEN HAAS. He preceded her in death March 21, 2004. Survived by: her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Doris Haas; daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Jay Wiens; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

KELLER, Anton Leo
b. 4 Oct 1915 - Strasburg, North Dakota
d. 29 Jun 1970
From Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday 1 Jul 1970
Anton Leo Keller, 54, was pronounced dead on arrival at Deaconess Hospital Monday night. Born Oct. 4, 1915, in Strasburg ND, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Keller. Married ANNA MARY KUNTZ. Survivors include the widow; 3 sons, Raymond J. of Quincy CO, Edward F. and Anton P. Keller, both at home; 2 brothers, Joseph and Wendlen, both of Tacoma WA; 1 sister, Mrs. jack Butler of Yelm WA and 2 grandchildren.

b. 8 Aug 1983 - Goodland, Kansas
d. 30 Mar 2009
From Salina Journal - Thursday, April 5, 2009
ST. FRANCIS -- Carl B. Keller, 25, died Monday, March 30, 2009. Born Aug. 8, 1983, in
Goodland to Mark and Gwen Keller. Survivors include his wife, Toni, of the home; parents, of St. Francis; grandparents, John and Karen Keller and Ann and Toby Dirks, all of St. Francis, Earl and Alice Jensen, of Hugo, Colo., and Pearl Rice, of Julesburg, Colo.; great-grandparents, Albert and Vinta Keller; brothers, John (Jaci), of Topeka, and Luke, of Hays; in-laws, Bud and Marla Rice, of St. Francis; and sisters-in-law, Amy Hathaway, of Wray, Colo., and Megan Rice, of St. Francis.


b. abt 1962
d. 13 Jun 2009
From Wichita Eagle - Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Keller, David, 47, guitarist for The Benders, passed away, Saturday, June 13, 2009. Preceded in death by his mother, Mildred. Survivors include his daughter, Allison; companion Renee Leatherwood both of the home; father Glenn of Wichita; sisters, Patricia Nelson of Omaha, NE., Pamela Bush of Derby; 2 nephews, Nick & Alex; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

KELLER, George J.
b. 24 Oct 1927 - Fromberg
d. 3 Feb 1972 - St. Vincent's Hospital
From Billings MT Gazette, Friday 4 Feb 1972
George J. Keller, 44, was dead on arrival at St. Vincent’s Hospital Thursday afternoon after suffering a heart attack. Born Oct. 24, 1927, in Fromberg, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Pius Keller. Married ELLATENA REICH. Survivors include: the widow; his parents, of 316 S. 35th St.; one son, Mark of the family residence; and one daughter, Deborah, a student of Montana State University, Bozeman; three brothers, Mike of 1316 Concord Place, Joseph of 4212 Clevenger Ave. and Kenneth of Helena; one sister, Mrs. William Murphy of Conrad.

KELLER, Josephine
b. 1899 - Russia
d. 27 May 1962
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 31 May 1962
DICKINSON, N.D.— Mrs. Josephine Keller, 62, died Sunday of a heart condition. Born in Russia in 1899. Came to America in 1900. Married JOHN KELLER. Survived by her husband, John; 5 sons, Albert, George, Edward and Theodore, all of Dickinson, and Peter of Flaxton, N.D., and a daughter, Mrs. Anna Reis of South Heart, N.D

**KELLER, Margaret (Hoffman)
See Margaret Hoffman

KELLER, Martin John
b. 22 May 1924 - Billings, Montana
d. 23 Oct 1965
From Billings MT Gazette, Sunday 24 Oct 1965 Martin John Keller, 41, died Saturday. Born May 22, 1924, at Billings, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Pius Keller. Married MARY JAN BARNES. Survivors include the widow; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pius Keller of 316 S. 35th St.; three sons, Dennis, 17, Gary, 14, and Curtis, 11, and a daughter, Patricia, 9, all of the family home; four brothers, Michael F. Keller of 1316 Concord Drive, Joe Keller of 4212 Clevenger Ave., George Keller of 4420 Jansma Ave., Kenneth Keller of 1607 21st St. W.; a sister, Mrs. William Murphy of Conrad.

**KELLER, Mary H. (Lairmore)
See Mary H. Lairmore

KELLER, Melvin L.
b. 29 Jun 1927 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
d. 13 Feb 2009 - Gering, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 20 Feb 2009
Melvin L. Keller, 81, died Friday, Feb. 13, (2009). Born June 29, 1927 in Scottsbluff to Peter and Maria (Schmidt) Keller. Married DIANA YAKEL. Survived by his wife Diana; sons: Jeffrey (Stacey) Keller, Scottsbluff, Gregory (Lucienne) Keller, Lyman, and Carey (Brenda) Keller, Scottslbuff,; grandchildren: Tyson, Madison, Paige and Joshua of Scottsbluff,, and Justin and Laurence of Lyman,; Brothers: Ed Keller, Bayard, Gerald and Elmer of Gering, sister Gladys Nelson, Hilton Head, S.C. and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Reuben and Leo Keller, aunt and uncle Lydia and Carl Schmidt, mother-in-law Mollie Yakel and nephew Thomas Keller.

**KELLER, Neva (Lehman)
See Neva Lehman

**KELLER, Pauline (Chappel)
See Pauline Chappel

KELLER, Vickie
b. 21 Jun 1957
d. 21 Dec 2008 - Wichita, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, December 25, 2008
TULSA, Okla. - Vickie Keller-Ackermann, 51, died Dec. 21, 2008. Born June 21, 1957, the daughter of Victor and Pauline Chappel Keller. Married KURT J. ACKERMANN. He also died Dec. 21, 2008. Survivors include: stepson, Kurt E. Ackermann; stepdaughter, Kandice Ackermann Pack; five step-grandchildren; and aunts, uncles and cousins. Note: Vickie Ackermann, her husband, Kurt, and her mother, Pauline Keller of Lyons, Kan., were killed in a car accident Sunday, Dec. 21, on East Kellogg in Wichita.

**KELLN, Ruby Arlene Oblander (Meier)
See Ruby Arlene Meier

b. 31 Oct - Tucumcari, New Mexico
d. 22 Apr 2009 - Belleville, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Friday, April 24, 2009
BELLEVILLE -- Iris C. Myers, 96, of Belleville, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2009. Born Oct. 31, 1912, in Tucumcari, N.M. Married JOHN J. MYERS. Preceded in death by her parents, Newton and Mary Kenley; husband, John J. Myers; son, Robert K. Myers; brothers, Harold and Gordon; and sisters, Ruth and Florence. Survived by a son, Jacob A. Myers and wife Belinda, of Wichita; two stepgrandsons; and a brother, Clayborn "Pete" Kenley, of Wichita

KERBS, Isabel
b. 30 Nov 1926 - Russell, Kansas
d. 20 May 2009
From Salina Journal - Friday, May 22, 2009
RUSSELL -- Isabel Modica, 82, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009. Born Nov. 30, 1926, in Russell to Henry Sr. and Susanna Elizabeth Kerbs. Survivors include her daughter, Susan Brown and husband Charles, of Great Bend; and grandson, Joe Brown, of Tulsa, Okla. Preceded in death by her husband, JOE (MODICA), on June 6, 1978; sisters, Mollie McQuaid and Racheal Ernst; brothers, Henry Kerbs Jr. and infant twin brother, Fred Paul Kerbs.

KERBS, Isabel
b. 30 Nov 1925 - Russell, Kansas
d. 20 May 2009 - Hays, Kansas
From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - Sunday, May 24, 2009
RUSSELL — Isabel Modica, 83, died May 20, 2009. Born Nov. 30, 1925, in Russell, she was the daughter of Henry Kerbs Sr. and Susanna Elizabeth Kerbs. Married JOE MODICA. Blessed with a daughter, Susan. Survivors include her daughter, Susan Brown and husband Charles of Great Bend; and grandson Joe Brown of Tulsa, Okla. Preceded in death by her parents; husband Joe on June 6, 1978; two sisters, Mollie McQuaid and Racheal Ernst; brothers, Henry Kerbs, Jr. and infant twin brother Fred Paul Kerbs.

b. unk - Russia
d. 9 Jul 1960
From Butte MT, The Montana Standard, Sunday 10 Jul 1960
Kerbs, John not given-1960 - John Kerbs died Saturday morning (July 9). He lived with a daughter
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Corder. Born in Russia. His wife, Catherine, preceded him in death. Besides Mr. and Mrs. Corder, he is survived by two other daughters, Millie Moser of Great Falls and Ann Holstein of Conrad Butte MT.

KERBS, Reuben
b. 13 Jan 1924 - Tampa, Kansas
d. 4 Feb 2009 - Salina, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, February 6, 2009
TAMPA - Reuben Kerbs, 85, died Feb. 4, 2009. Born Jan. 13, 1924, in Tampa, the son of Godfrey and Lydia (Steinle) Kerbs. Married LUCILLE GOODING. She survives. Other survivors include: sons, Glenn, Dodge City, Tim, Salina, and Russ, Tampa; daughter, Connie Thompson, Abilene; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

KERBS, Reuben
b. 13 Jan 1924 - Tampa, Kansas
d. 4 Feb 2009
From Salina Journal Feb. 6, 2009 - Submitted by Janet Flickinger
TAMPA -- Reuben Kerbs, 85, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009. He was born Jan. 13, 1924, in Tampa to Godfrey and Lydia (Steinle) Kerbs. He was preceded in death by his brother, Harold; and two grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Lucille, of Tampa; daughter, Connie Thompson, of Abilene; sons, Glenn, of Dodge City, Tim, of Salina, and Russ, of Tampa; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

b. abt 1924
d. 26 Apr 2009
From Wichita Eagle - Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Kerschen, Elmer J., 85, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2009. Preceded in death by his wife Jerelean, sisters Cecilia McFadden and Eileen Klingsieck. Survived by son Galen Kerschen (Stephanie), Caroline Kerschen-Woods both of Wichita, grandchildren Christopher Kerschen, Nicholas Kerschen, Bailey Woods, Avery Rose Woods, Crosby Woods, Amy Vaughn, Lori Hull, Becky Hull, Vonda Kerschen and Noni Kerschen, great-grandchildren Kaylie Nix, Stormi Nix, Maddy Vaughn and Rachel Vaughn.

**KERSCHEN, Margaret Mary (Kocour)
See Margaret Mary Kocour

b. 1 Jun 1916 - St. Leo, Kansas
d. 29 Jun 2009 - Kingman, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, July 1, 2009
KINGMAN - Marie M. Greiving, 93, died June 29, 2009. Born June 1, 1916, in St. Leo, to Michael and Anna Bugner Kerschen. Married ELMER GREIVING. He died June 21, 1986. Survivors include: a daughter, Viola Lindt and husband Marvin; brother, Roman; sister, Genevieve Laggart; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

**KESSEL, Elizabeth (Braun)
See Elizabeth Braun

KESSEL, Frank P.
b. 21 Feb 1894 - Russia
d. 26 Nov 1972 - Tacoma, Washington
From Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 28 Nov 1972
Frank P. Kessel, 78, died Sunday in Tacoma General Hospital. His wife LENA, died in April, 1970, in Billings. (See Lena Scherger) Born Feb. 21, 1894, in Russia, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Kessel.
Married on Feb. 18, 1917. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Eugene Griffin, 50 Nimitz Drive, Mrs. Otto Marx, Mrs. George Ruvo, Mrs. Larry Turco and Mrs. Tony Jezek, all of Tacoma; his sister, Mrs. Magdelena Englehardt of Dickinson; three brothers, Paul of Glendive, Joe and John of Dickinson; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

**KESSEL, Lena (Scherger)
See Lena Scherger

**KESSEL, Otillia (Herauf)
See Otillia Herauf

b. ca 1827 - Russia
d. 5 Jul 1929 - Rosebud County
From Billings MT Gazette, Sunday 7 Jul 1929
Kessel, Peter ca.1827-1929 - Forsythe, July 6—(Special)—Death came Friday afternoon to the oldest resident of Rosebud county when Peter Kessel, 102-year-old rancher, passed away. Was a native of Russia. Kessel’s wife and seven children died before he left Russia. Survived by his 87-year-old brother Joe and by a niece, Mrs. Agnes Solieski of Rosebud.

KESSEL, Vernon D.
b. 20 Jun 1937 - Dickinson, North Dakota
d. 26 April 1971
From Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 27 Apr 1971
Vernon D. Kessel, 33, died Monday morning of leukemia. Born June 20, 1937, in Dickinson ND, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kessel. Married ROBERTA WILLKON. Survivors include the widow, a son, Dean, and a daughter, Lori; the parents of 615 Terry Ave.; a brother, Patrick, of Billings; a sister, Mrs. Dean Betzer, 2020 George St.; and the maternal grandfather, Matt Kilwein of Dickinson ND.

b. 17 Aug 1950 - Mode, Illinois
d. 9 Jan 2009 - Altamont, Illinois
From Enid News and Eagle - 01-13-09
Enid,OK — B. Diane Kessler Backhaus, 58, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2009. Born Aug. 17, 1950, in Mode, Ill., to Dwight and Waneta Mae Arnold Kessler. Married RODGER ENSIGN. Married WALTER BACKHAUS. Surviving are one daughter, Michelle Moorman of Coyle; two sons, Richard Ensign of Pawnee and Mark Ensign of College Station, Texas; one stepdaughter, Brenda Backhaus Duncan of Edmond; her mother, Waneta Kessler of Effingham, Ill.; siblings, Sharon Siebert of Altamont, Dwane Kessler of Stewardson, Charlotte West of Effingham, Katherine Saylor of Jessup, Iowa; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her father and one sister.

KIEDROWSKI, Bernard John
b. 1896
d. 3 Mar 1971 - Laurel, Wyoming
From Billings MT Gazette, Saturday 6 Mar 1971
LAUREL— Bernard John Kiedrowski, 74, died Wednesday at his home. Survivors include two sons, two daughters, two brothers, two sisters, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

KIESEL, Sebastian
b. 8 Apr 1880 - Selles, Russia
d. 5 Apr 1952
From Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 8 Apr 1952
Kiesel, Sebastian 1880-1952 - Hardin, April 7— Sebastian Kiesel, 71, died Saturday (April 5). Born in Selles, Russia, April 8, 1880. Married MARGARETHA BOLLINGER . He is survived by his wife, five sons, Joseph and Jake Kiesel, Hardin; Peter and Michael Kiesel, living in California, and Marcellinus Kiesel, serving with the army in Korea, and four daughters, Miss Katherine Kiesel and Mrs. Roland Betts, Hardin; Mrs. Mary Powell, living in Texas, and Mrs. Ted Thompson, living in Oklahoma.

KILWIEN, Adam Thomas
b. abt 1913
d. 30 Nov 1949 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday, December 31, 1949
Laurel Coal Dock Laborer Dies - Adam Thomas Kilwien, 36, died Wednesday about four hours after he was found unconscious near the coal docks in the Laurel yards of the Northern Pacific railway.
The widow survives.

KILWEIN, Adam Thomas
b. 30 Oct 1913 - Dickinson, North Dakota
d. 30 Nov 1949 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Friday 2 Dec 1949
Thomas Kilwein, 36, was injured fatally in an accident at the Laurel railroad yards Wednesday. Born Oct. 30, 1913, in Dickinson ND, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kilwein. Married MATILDA OTT. Surviving are the widow; 2 sons, Arthur, 12, and Lloyd, 8; a daughter, Laureen, 6; 6 brothers, George of Belgrade, Joseph of Pittsburg MA, Martin of Fromberg, Jack of Billings and Michael Kilwein of Seattle; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Pete Keller of Billings, and Mrs. Al Roades of King City CA

KILWEIN, Catherine
b. 1885 - Russia
d. Mar 1968
From Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday 3 Apr 1968
DICKINSON, ND - Mrs. Catherine Kilwein, died in Thursday. Born in Russia in 1885. Came to the U.S. in 1903. Married MATHIAS KILWEIN. She is survived by her husband, Mathias, and sons, George and John of Billings, and Anton, of Portland, OR, and daughters, Mrs. Ted Kostelecky and Mrs. Joseph Kessel of Billings and (Mary) Mrs. Jacob Engelherdt of Dickinson.

KILWIEN, Lawrence
b. abt 1919
d. 1 Mar 1938 - Fromberg
From Billings MT Gazette - Sunday, March 6, 1938
Lawrence Kilwien, 19-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kilwien of Fromberg, died here Tuesday of pneumonia. The youth is survived by his parents, three brothers and five sisters.

**KILWIEN, Margaret (Roth)
See Margaret Roth

b. 1 Jan 1887 - Russia
d. 13 Jul 1962
From Billings MT Gazette, Sunday 15 Jul 1962
Peter Kilwien, 75, died Friday. Born Jan. 1, 1887, in Russia. Married MARGARET WILHELM. Surviving are the widow; three sons, Clemens of Eugene, Ore., John of Portland, Ore., and Gabe of Veneta, Ore.; five daughters, Mrs. Joe Schlechter, Mrs. Sid Trahan, Mrs. Mell Piel/Pfel?, all of Eugene, Ore., Mrs. Carl Johnson, Canyonville, Ore., and Mrs. Julian Bomar, 405 S. ??nd St.; a brother, Tony Kilwien, Belfield, N.D., 36 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

**KILWINE, Julia (Geiger)
See Julia Geiger

**KILWINE, Mary (Hatzenbeler)
See Mary Hatzenbeler

b. abt 1936
d. 15 Feb 2009
From Salina Journal - Tuesday , February 17, 2009
ELLIS -- Iona Dinkel, 73, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009. Preceded in death by: husband, Allen; brothers, Eugene, Herman, Walter, Richard, Charles and Alan Kinderknecht; and sisters, Regina Goff and Lillian Wishnuck. Survivors: sons, Nick, Andy and Edward (Jill); daughters, LeAnn (Rick) Rineberg, Lori Schuster and Marlene (Rusty) Long; brothers, Ralph and Victor Kinderknecht; sister, Beatina Weber; 10 grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

b. 19 Dec 1881 - Russia
d. 26 Sep 1951
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 27 Sep 1951
Kindsfater, Jacob 1881-1951 - Jacob Kindsfater, 69, died Wednesday (Sep. 26). Born in Russia Dec. 19, 1881. Married MISS ELIZABETH KINDSFATER. She died Feb. 28, 1943. Survived by 3 sons, Jacob Kindsfater and Richard Kindsfater of route 1, and Henry Kindsfater of Belle Fourche SD; five daughters, Mrs. Alex Kindsfater of Belle Fource, Mrs. Adolph Bernhardt of 412 South Thirty’third street, Mrs. Seig Kindsfater of 3124 Fourth avenue south, Mrs. Henry Cook and Mrs. John Cook of route 1; two sisters, Mrs. George G. Miller and Mrs. John Kreiger of Sheridan WY; a brother, Henry Kindsfater of Portland OR and 14 grandchildren.

b. 4 Jan 1947 Billings, Montana
d. 14 Jul 1973 - Miles City
From Billings MT Gazette, Monday 16 Jul 1973
MILES CITY—Kenneth Alan Kindsfather, 26, died in a single-car accident 10 miles east of Miles City Saturday night. Born Jan. 4, 1947, in Billings, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Sig Kindsfather. Married RITA ANNE RUFF. Survivors include the widow; two sons, Justin Alan and Kory Douglas; the mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ashipp of Laurel; and a stepsister, Mrs. Wes Nicholas of Omaha, Neb.

b. 19 Nov 1926 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
d. 10 Jan 2009 - Hays, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, January 11, 2009
HAYS - Jim L. Kinison, 82, died Jan. 10, 2009. Born Nov. 19, 1926, the son of Harold R. and Verda I. Justice Kinison. Married MARY T. DREILING. She survives. Other survivors include: sons, Rick and Paul; daughter, Linda Beck; sister, Janet Freeman; 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grand-children.

b. 19 Nov 1926 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
d. 10 Jan 2009 - Hays, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Sunday, January 11, 2009
HAYS — Jim L. Kinison, 82, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009. Born Nov. 19, 1926, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Harold R. and Verda I. (Justice) Kinison. Preceded in death by: sister, Marjean Kinison; and grandson, Jason Kinison. Survivors: wife, Mary, of the home; sons, Rick and wife Janet, of Waldorf, Md., and Paul and wife Lisa, of Lancaster, Calif.; daughter, Linda and husband Mike Beck, of Milliken, Colo.; sister, Janet Freeman, of Wichita; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

**KLAASSEN, Marcella Marie (Dick)
See Marcella Marie Dick

**KLASSEN, Clareen (Duerksen)
See Clareen Duerksen



From Rosenhof, Siberia, Russia
b. 9 Jul 1921 - Rosenhof, Siberia, Russia
d. 23 May 2009
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, May 27, 2009
HILLSBORO - Marie Klassen Wiens died May 23, 2009. Born in Rosenhof, a small village in the Mennonite Slavgorod settlement in Siberia, Russia, to Henry and Katherine Fast Klassen on July 9, 1921. Family escaped in 1929 into China. In 1930, they were granted permission to immigrate to the U.S. Married FRANK WIENS. He preceded her in death. Survivors include: four children, Glenn, Rebecca Penner, Marcia Wiens and Miriam Holmes; and 10 grandchildren.

Rosenhof, Siberia, Russia
b. 9 Jul 1921 - Rosenhof, Siberia, Russia
d. 23 May 2009 - Hillsboro, Kansas
From Hillsboro Star Journal - Wednesday, May 17, 2009
Marie K. Wiens, 87, died May 23, 2009, in Hillsboro. Born July 9, 1921, in Rosenhof, a small village in the Mennonite Siavgorod settlement in Siberia, Russia, she was the daughter of Henry and Katherina (Fast) Klassen. Family escaped in 1929 across a frozen Amur River into China. In 1930, they were granted permission to emigrate to the U.S. Married FRANK WIENS. He preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, Glenn Wiens of Wichita; three daughters, Rebecca Penner of Wichita, Marcia Wiens of Boulder, Colo., and Miriam Holmes of Louisville, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren

**KLASSEN, Selma Freni (Strausz)
See Selma Freni Strausz

KLAUS, Benedict
b. 17 Feb 1922 - Victoria, Kansas
d. 30 Dec 2008 - Belton, Missouri
From Salina Journal - Thursday, January 1, 2009
BELTON, Mo. — Benedict “Ben” Klaus, 86, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008. Born Feb. 17, 1922, in Victoria, Kan., the son of Andrew Klaus and Margaret Wittman Klaus. Was a barber for many years, working in Hays, Great Bend, Kan., Salina, Kan., and Russell, Kan.. Preceded in death by his wife, Bernice, in October 2006; his parents; five brothers, Casper, Joe, Edgar, Leo and Al Klaus; and four sisters, Emma Rajewski, Ellen Gerhardt, Angela Leiker and Catherine Jacobs. Survivors include two sons, Richard L. Klaus, of Ottawa, Kan., and Robert A. Klaus, of Peculiar; a brother, Andrew Klaus, of Pratt, Kan.; and a granddaughter, Robyn Klaus.

KLAUS, Louise
b. 10 Nov 1921
d. 12 Mar 2009 - Newton, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, March 20, 2009
NEWTON - Louise Aldridge Castell died March 12, 2009. She was born Nov. 10, 1921, to John Klaus and Mary (Martin) Klaus. Married ORVAL ALDRIDGE. He preceded her in death. Married ELLIS DAVID CASTEEL. He died Feb. 2, 2005. Survivors include: sons, Brenny Aldridge and wife Cathy, Duncan, Okla., Buddy Aldridge and wife Christa, Newton; daughter, Beverly Grange and husband Ed, Rosharon, Texas; 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

b. 6 Dec 1914 - Antonino, Kansas
d. 9 Jan 2009 - Victoria, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Saturday, January 10, 2009
Mary Bieker, 94, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, Victoria. Born Dec. 6, 1914, in Antonino to Casper and Amelia (Pfannenstiel) Klaus. Married FRED E. BIEKER. He preceded her in death April 26, 1980.
Survivors include two sons, Dennis Bieker and wife, Marsha, and Larry Bieker and wife, Barbara, all of Hays; a daughter, Nila Bieker and friend, Roger Ewing, Hays; five grandchildren, Lorrie Windholz and husband, Greg, Chris Bieker and wife, Leah, Jeff Bieker, Tracy Bieker and Brad Bieker; and three great-grandchildren, Natalie Windholz, Lacey Windholz and Ivy Bieker. Preceded in death by four brothers, Peter, Isidore, Andrew and Herman Klaus; and three sisters, Caroline Herl, Rose Werth and Anna Werth.

b. 4 Feb 2896 - Russia
d. 7 Mar 1951 - Auburn, Calif.
From Walla Walla WA Union Bulletin, Wednesday 8 Mar 1967
Klavano, Conrad 1896-1967 - Conrad Klavano, 71, died Tuesday (Mar. 7). Born in Russia on Feb. 4, 1896. Married to Catherine Ochs. She died in 1948. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. George (Alzada) Luder of Loomis CA; Mrs. Albert (Juanita) Channell of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Leona Sharp of Rialto CA; two sons, Raymond Klavano of Ashland OR and Alvin Klavano of Lebanon OR; one brother, Harry Klavano of Oakesdale WA, six grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

KLEIN, Donald Edward
b. 27 Mar 1934
d. 3 Jan 2009 - Ulysses, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, January 5, 2009
ULYSSES - Donald Edward Klein, 74, died Jan. 3, 2009. Born March 27, 1934. Married MARLETTE KAY GODCHALK. She died Oct. 18, 2007. Survivors include: sons, Ricky D., and Randy L.; daughters, Rae Jean Amy; brother, Gerald; sisters, Joyce Hoffman, and Darlene Frieze; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

KLEIN, Donald Edward
b. 27 Mar 1934 - Burt, North Dakota
d. 3 Jan 2009 - Ulysses, Kansas
From Garden City Telegram - January 5, 2009
ULYSSES -- Donald Edward Klein, 74, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009. Born March 27, 1934, in Burt, N.D., to Edward E. and Clara S. Johnson Klein Jr. Married MARLETTA KAY GODSCHALK. She preceded him in death on Oct. 18, 2007. Survivors include two sons, Ricky D. Klein of Elkhart and Randy L. Klein of Ulysses; one daughter, Rae Jean Amy of Dodge City; one brother, Gerald Klein of Ulysses; two sisters, Joyce Hoffman of Grand Fork, N.D., and Darlene Frieze of Bismarck, N.D.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, his wife and a daughter, Robin Ann Klein.

KLEIN, Gregory Thomas
b. 1 Dec 1954 - Sleepy Eye, Minnesota
d. 2 Apr 2009 - Newton, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, April 4, 2009
NEWTON - Gregory Thomas Klein, 54, died April 2, 2009. Born Dec. 1, 1954, in Sleepy Eye, Minn., the son of Thomas and Lorraine Klein. Married NANCY KAYE SIEFKA. She survives. Other survivors include: three children, Jason Klein, Alicia Klein and Ashley Klein; stepson, Dustin, of the home; brothers, Ted and wife Lynn, and their daughter, Rhiannon, Culver, Minn., and Steve Klein. Preceded in death by his parents.

KLEIN, Gregory Thomas
b. 1 Dec 1954 - Sleepy Eye, Minnesota
d. 2 Apr 2009 - Newton, Kansas
From Newton Kansan - Sunday, April 5, 2009
NEWTON — Gregory Thomas Klein, 54, of Newton, died Thursday (April 2, 2009) at his home. Greg was born on Dec. 1, 1954, in Sleepy Eye, Minn., the son of Thomas and Lorraine Klein. They preceded him in death. He lived in the Sleepy Eye area until moving to Newton 35 years ago. Married NANCY KAYE SIEFKA. Survivors include his wife Nancy and stepson, Dustin, of the home; three children, Jason Klein, Alicia Klein and Ashley Klein; two brothers, Ted Klein and his wife, Lynn, and their daughter, Rhiannon, of Culver, Minn., and Steve Klein.

b. 23 Nov 1921
d. 20 Apr 2009 - Topeka, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, April 24, 2009
KINSLEY - Rex M. Klein, 87, died April 20, 2009. Born Nov. 23, 1921, the son of Harry B. and Gertrude R. Kilborn Klein. Married VIDA L. WHITMER. She died Jan. 11, 1991. Survivors include: sons, Rex Jr., Nelson, Edward and John; daughter, Lela Kivett; sister, Lena Singleton; 17 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

KLEIN, Rose E.
b. 23 Dec 1911 - Dickinson, North Dakota
d. 26 Sep 1963 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Saturday 28 Sep 1963
Mrs. Rose E. Sticka, 51, died Thursday. Born Dec. 23, 1911, in Dickinson, N.D., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Klein. Married to TONY STICKA. Besides the widower, she is survived by a son, Anthony, of the family home; two daughters, Mrs. Leo Van Uden of 844 Ave. D, and Cecilia Sticka of the family home; her mother, Mrs. Rosalia Hegel of Fromberg; a brother, Martin Hegel of Frenchtown, Mont.; six sisters, Mrs. Sam Shepherd of Seattle, Mrs. Victor Steffan of Edgar, Mrs. Katherine Geist of Blackfoot, Mrs. Sylvester Schwalger of Laurel Road, Mrs. Michael F. Keller of 1310 Conrad Drive and Mrs. William Hall of Fromberg, and a grandson.

b. 5 Mar 1905 - Russia
d. 7 Sep 1957
From Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 10 Sep 1957
Klieger, Samuel S. 1905-1957 - HELENA (U.P)— Dr. Samuel S. Klieger died Saturday night. Born in Russia on March 5, 1905. Was a graduate of Marquette medical University. Married CHARLOTTE ODEGARD . Survivors include his wife, three children, a brother and sister

KLIEVER, Sharon J.
b. 20 Feb 1944 - Little River, Kansas
d. 11 Feb 2009 - Hutchinson, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, February 13, 2009
Sharon J. Miller, 65, died Feb. 11, 2009. Born Feb. 10, 1944, in Little River, the daughter of Elmer and Esther Voth Kliever. Married to Roy H. MILLER. He preceded her in death. Survivors include: three daughters, Teresa Weigand, Appleton, Wis., Lynette Wilson, Highland Park, Calif., and Bobbie Jo Stubby, Hutchinson; son, Jerry Farmer, Glendale, Calif.; sister, Karen Gates; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by an infant son, Terry Alan Farmer.

b. 1 May 1945 - Henderson, Nebraska
d. 11 Apr 2009 - Buhler, Kansas
From Newton Kansan - Wednesday, April 15, 2009
BUHLER — Leon R. Kliewer, 63, died Saturday (April 11, 2009). Born on May 1, 1945, in Henderson, Neb., the only child of Cornelius C. “Chris” and Marie Dick Kliewer. Married MARY MIERAU. She survives He also is survived by three sons and their families, David L. DeHoogh-Kliewer, his wife, Michelle, and daughters, Hannah and Emma, all of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Christopher C. Kliewer, his wife Cara, and daughters, Ava and Vivian, all of Wichita; and Benjamin L. Kliewer of Wichita.

KLINE, George
b. 18 Aug 1871 - Kautz, Russia
d. 27 Jul 1953
From Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 28 Jul 1953
Kline, George 1871-1953 - George Kline, 81, died Monday (July 27). Born in Kautz, Russia, Aug. 18, 1871. Married in Russia to MOLLIE ALLDAY. She died in 1940. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Fred Besel of 3001 S. Broadway, and Mrs. Marie Sprankel of 815 S. 27th St.; three sons, William of 330 Wyoming Ave. and Henry and Alex of 1019 S. Broadway; 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

KLINE, John H.
b. 26 Feb 1880 - Frank, Russia
d. 2 Mar 1954
From Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday 3 Mar 1954
John H. Kline, 74, died Tuesday . Born in Frank, Russia, on Feb. 26, 1880. Married MISS KATHERINE GETTMANN in Russia in 1902. She died in 1929. Married MRS. CHRISTINE PIETZ . Survivors include his wife, Christine; 3 sons, Alex Kline of Portland OR, John Kline of Hardin and Raymond Kline of 1010 N. 23rd St.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Earl Frieze of Forsyth and Mrs. Ghert White, also of Forsyth; 3 stepsons, Philip Pietz of 1212 3rd St. W., Fred Pietz of 532 Howard Ave., Twenty grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren also survive.

b. 28 Jul 1883 - Neidolzer, Russia
d. 26 Sep1956 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 27 Sep 1956
LAUREL—Alex Kling, 73, died Wednesday. Born July 28, 1883, in Neidolzer, Russia. Married EVA ELIZABETH MARTIN on Nov. 9, 1904. She preceded him in death March 11, 1954. Married MRS. KATHERINE BEHM. Surviving are his wife and five children, Mrs. Joe Friess of Sidney, Mrs. Charles Schwaetz of Billings, Reinhard Kling of Miles City, Jack and Sammy Kling of Sidney; six stepchildren, Daniel Behm, Phillip H. Behm, Mrs. George Lockman, Mrs. Robert S. Schenk, Alex Behm and Mrs. Leon Schessler, all of Laurel; 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

KLOS, Maria
b. 24 Dec 1887 - Gildendorf, South Russia
d. 11 Dec 1976 - Baker, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Saturday 13 Dec 1976
PLEVNA—Maria Schaefer, 87, of Plevna, died Thursday. Born Dec. 24, 1887, in Gildendorf, South Russia, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Klos. Came to US in 1906 with her parents. Married ANDREAS SCHAEFER . Survivors include three sons, John Schaefer of Billings; Otto and Jacob Schaefer both of Plevna; one daughter, Mrs. Albert (Lilly) Adolph of Billings; one brother, Theodore Klos of Roundup; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren

KLUNDT, Margertha
b. ca 1874 - Russia
d. 31 Jul 1949 - Huntley
From Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 2 Aug 1949
Klundt, Margertha (___) not given/ca.1874-1949 - Mrs. Margertha Klundt, 75, died late Sunday.
Born in Russia. Married GEORGE KLUNDT, who died in September 1942. Survived by six sons, Christ Klundt of Hardin, George of Roundup, John of Jamestown ND, Karl of Huntley, Edward of Warm Springs and Sgt. Heinrich Klund, who is stationed at Fort Bliss TX. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James Essex of Gallatin Gateway and Mrs. Harold Davidson of Gardiner; a sister, Mrs. Conrad Klundt of Pasco WA, 25 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

b. 16 Oct 1921 - Dubuque, Kansas
d. 24 Dec 2008 - Lucas, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, December 27, 2008
LUCAS - Evelyn L. Klusener Brown, 87, died Dec. 24, 2008. Born Oct. 16, 1921, at Dubuque. Survivors include: husband, DONALD S. BROWN, Salina; son, Leonard and Doris Brown, Lucas; daughters, Judy and Earl Kleeman, Lakin, and Virginia and Dennis Boepple, Salina; sister, Ella Simerlink, Poland, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, and granddaughter, Amy.

**KNAUB, Emma (Rahmig)
See Emma Rahmig

**KNAUB, Mollie L. (Schmidt)
See Mollie L. Schmidt

KNEHANS, Elnora Florence
b. 25 Jan 1914 - Beemont, Missouri
d. 20 Jun 2009 - Hutchinson, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, June 25, 2009
Elnora Florence Knehans Stotts was the youngest daughter of German immigrants, Gustav William and Amelia Kathrina Knehans whose native language was German. Born on the family homestead near Beemont, Mo., on Jan. 25, 1914. Her grandparents donated the land for the Beemont Zion Methodist Episcopal Church. Married MILES H. STOTTS . Miles passed on Nov. 12, 2002. They had two children, Miles Hargrove Stotts II and Kathrina Belle (Stotts) Juby, and five grandchildren, Amy and Sara Stotts and Andrew, Adam and Alex Juby. Miles and Elnora served six Methodist churches in Missouri and Kansas until his retirement in 1968.

KNIGHT, Margaret Louise
b. 24 Nov 1940 - Butte, Montana
d. 27 Jan 2007 - Winchester
From Albuquerque NM Journal 31 Jan 2007
Holloway, Margaret Louise (Knight) Milohov 1940-2007 - Margaret Louise Knight Milohov Holloway, 66, died January 27, 2007. Born on November 24, 1940, in Butte, MT, the daughter of the late Leonard O. and Pauline Hagel Knight. Married ROGER W. HOLLOWAY, husband of 48 years, who preceded her in death Surviving are her children, Deborah K. Holloway Corrigan (Patrick K. Corrigan) of Winchester, VA, and Richard W. Holloway (Teresa Erickson Holloway) of Atlanta, GA; four grandchildren: Patricia K. Corrigan Moore (Robert F. Moore) of Inwood, WV, Lindsey K. Corrigan (Robert N. Basye) of Martinsburg, WV, Tyler W. and Logan B. Holloway of Atlanta, GA; two step-grandchildren, Jason K. Corrigan (Tiffany R. Carter Corrigan) of Leesburg, VA and Carissa Ferren of Atlanta, GA; two great-grandchildren, Raelyn M. Corrigan, Grayson B. Moore, one step-great-grandchild, Branyan L.J. Moore; a step-sister, Barbara L. Milohov of Billings, MT; a half-sister, Loretta J. Milohov Koffler of Huntley, MT; and a half-brother, Michael M. Milohov of Billings, MT.

KNISLEY, Beulah Love
b. 20 Nov 19107 - Sherwood, Ohio
d. 21 Mar 2009 - Great Bend, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, March 24, 2009
PAWNEE ROCK - Beulah Love Unruh, 101, died March 21, 2009. Born Nov. 20, 1907, in Sherwood, Ohio, the daughter of Walter F. and Adeline Katherine Shoemaker Knisley. Married ROGER ROLAND UNRUH. He died Sept. 4, 1989. Survivors include: a son, Roger L. and wife, Sue, Milford; two daughters, Sylvia L. Nelson and husband, John, Urbandale, Iowa, and Eileen J. Simpson and husband, Richard, Albuquerque, N.M.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by a son, Roland Unruh, a daughter, Addie Unruh, and a brother, Lowell Knisley.

**KNOLL, Albina (Brunmeyer)
See Albina Brunmeyer

KNOLL, Anton
b. 28 Apr 1899 - St. Anthony, North Dakotas
d. 16 Nov. 1955
From Kalispell MT Daily Inter Lake, Wednesday 16 Nov 1955
Knoll, Anton 1899-1955 - Anton Knoll, 56, died this morning. Born April 28, 1899, at St. Anthony ND. Married ALBINA PRUNMEIER. Survived by his wife; 2 sons, Don and Vernon, both of Kalispell; 2 daughters, Mrs. Charles Kind of Kalispell and Mrs. Arnold Grob of Creston; 13 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Albert Both of Yakima, and 3 brothers, Nick Knoll of Los Angeles CA and Mike and George Knoll, both of Bismarck.

** KNOLL, Appolonia (Schlosser)
See Appolonia Schlosser

KNOLL, Gottfried
b. 27 May 1882 - South Russia
d. 26 Nov 1956 - Hazen Memorial Hospital
From Bismarck Tribune, Wednesday 28 Nov 1956
BEULAH - Gottfried Knoll, 74, died Monday. Born May 27, 1882, in South Russia, the son of Ferdinand and Wilhelmina Schulz Knoll. Married DOROTHEA KNOOP. In addition to his widow, Mr. Knoll leaves four daughters, Mrs. Theodore (Olga) Kerner, Halliday; Mrs. Herbert (Pauline) Christman, Kellogg, Ida.; Mrs. Donald (Lena) Voeltz, Beulah, and Mrs. John (Hilda) Daffe, Mercer; two sons, William Knoll, New Salem, and John Knoll, Gackle; two sisters, Mrs. Jacob Keller and Mrs. Daniel Martin, both of Halliday; and 13 grandchildren. One son, one daughter and three brothers.

KNOLL, Jacob
b. 2 Dec 1868 - Russia
d. 13 Feb 1945 -
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 14 Feb 1946
Jacob Knoll, 77, died Wednesday. His death was attributed to complications resulting from the hip injury. Born in Russia, Dec. 2, 1868, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Knoll. Married REGINA BRAUN in Russia. Came to U.S. in 1891. Surviving are four sons, Alexander Knoll of Forsyth and Laurence Knoll of Hettinger, N.D., and Anton J. Knoll and Valentine C. Knoll, both of Laurel; two daughters, Mrs. Lena Smith of Santa Monica, Cal., and Mrs. B. J. Kiedrowski of Laurel, and 10 grandchildren.

KNOLL, John M.
b. 8 Oct 1885 - Russia
d. 9 Feb 1973 - Glendive
From Billings MT Gazette, Saturday 10 Feb 1973
GLENDIVE—John M. Knoll, 87, died Friday. Born Oct. 8, 1885, in Russia, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Knoll. Married APPOLONIA SCHLOSSER. Survivors include four sons, John, Emil and Peter, all of Glendive, and Leo, of Miles City; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Fisher, of Missoula, 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

KNOLL, Lena E.
b. 1 Apr 1894 - St. Anthony, North Dakota
d. 8 Apr 1975 - Forsyth
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 10 Apr 1975
FORSYTH—Lena E. Absolon, 81, died Tuesday. Born April 1, 1894, in St. Anthony, N.D., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Knoll. Married ALEXANDER SMITH. He died in 1918. Married FRANK ABSOLON. He preceded her in death. Survived by a daughter, Katherine Albright, of San Diego, Calif.; son George L. Smith of Forsyth; sister Katie Kiedrowski of Billings; brothers Lawrence Knoll of Forsyth and Valentine and Anton Knoll, both of Laurel; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren

**KNOLL, Lena A. (Kusnitsuf ?)
See Lena A. Kusnitsuf

KNOLL, Michael J.
b. 4 Oct 1874 - Steinburg, Russia
d. 9 May 1956 - Mandan
From Bismarck Tribune, Wednesday 9 May 1956
Michael J. Knoll, 82, died at 3:10 a.m. Wednesday. Leaves his wife, five sons, Emanuel and Andrew of Spokane, Wash.; John of Duluth, Minn.; Leo of Salem, Ore., and Clement J. Knoll, Mandan; and one daughter, Mrs. J. H. (Anna Marie) Norwood, Bozeman, Mont. Born in Steinburg, Russia, on Oct, 4, 1874. Married BABARA KUNTZ . Celebrated their golden wedding in 1952.

**KNOLL, Regina (Braun)
See Regina Braun

KNUTSON, Jayleen Margaret
b. 12 Nov 1950 - Hettinger, North Dakota
d. 24 Dec 2008 - Denver, Colorado
From Dickinson Press 28 Dec 08
Jayleen (Jaye) Margaret Stoltz, 58, of Denver passed away Dec. 24, 2008 . Born to Irene (Gustin) and Jay Knutson on Nov. 13, 1950 at Hettinger, N.D. Married DENNIS STOLTZ. Held special love for LARRY GALLEGOS. Survived by her mother, Irene Knutson of Bismarck, N.D., brothers Tom (Diana) Knutson of Dickinson, N.D., and Mark (Val) Knutson of Lander, Wyo.; sisters Sandi (Dan) Beaudoin of Midland, Mich., and Pam (Dominique) Wood of Chicago, aunts and uncles; Lori Thorstenson, Ed and Patty Ellefson, Peggy Schiller, Dennis and Charlene Tank, Ada Jean Chordenella, Dennis and Eva Knutson, Don and Jan Gustin; nieces; Rachel, Maylynn, Ciera, Haley; and Tanya, nephews; Tom, Andy, Jesse and Jade, three great-nieces; many close cousins; her special love, Larry Gallegos, and his children Carlos and Bianca and her infant son Carlos, and Lovey her dog. Preceded in death by her father Jay O. Knutson, aunts, Marie Henderson, Dee Taggart, Ada Schniebly, uncle, David Knutson, grandparents Lawrence and Margaret Gustin and John and Kathryn Knutson as well as cousins Kathy Schniebly, Doug Knutson and Cory Grant.

KOBER, John Fred
b. 22 Mar 1845 - Russia
d. 8 Dec 1939
Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 9 Dec 1939
Kober, John Fred 1845-1939 - John Fred Kober, aged 75 (sic), died Monday afternoon (Dec. 8). Mr. Kober had made his home with the son, Edward Kober. Born in Russia on March 22, 1845. Married MARIA ELIZABETH HERGET. Survived by 4 children, 2 brothers and a sister, as well as a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The children, besides Edward, are Mrs. Edward Schmidt and Solomen, both of Park City, and Fred Kober of Columbus.


KOBER, John Fredrick
b. ca 1883 - Susanenthal, Russia
d. 21 Sep 1973 - Columbus
From Billings MT Gazette, Sunday 23 Sep 1973
Kober, John Fredrick not given/ca.1883-1973 - John Fredrick Kober, 90, died Friday night (September 21).
Born in Susanenthal, Russia and came to the US in 1908. Married MARIE ELIZABETH LEHMAN.
Survivors include the widow; two sons, Sol of Park City and Emil of Billings; nine daughters, Mrs. Phillip Frank, Mrs. Emil Marcus and Mrs. Ted Berst, all of Laurel; Mrs. George Tkach and Mrs. Polly Bernes, both of Billings; Mrs. George Miller of Pagosa Springs CO; Mrs. Dewey West of Seattle WA, Mrs. James Hall of Spokane WA, and Mrs. Sam Friesz of Riverton WY, 30 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.

KOBER, Solomon William
b. 22 Apr 1894 - Russia
d. 6 Aug 1952
Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 7 Aug 1952
Kober, Solomon William 1894-1952 - Solomon William Kober, 58, died early Wednesday (Aug. 6).
Born in Russia April 22, 1894, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilhelm Kober, and came to this country in 1912.
Married JULIA KOBER. Survived by his wife; two sons, John Richard Kober and Theodore Kober, both at home; three daughters, Mrs. L. R. Stebbins of 1713 Avenue B, Lorraine and Sally Kober, both at home, and one grandchild.

b. 1916 - Glendive
d. 1 Jan 1976 - Othello, Washington
From Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday 14 Jan 1976
CUSTER - Al Koch, 59, son of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Koch, Sr., of Custer, died Jan. 1.(1976). Married LILLIAN QUEST of Hardin, Nov. 26, 1937. Survivors include the widow; two sons, Rob Koch of Toppenish, Wash., and Dennis Koch of Wenatchee, Wash.; three daughters, Kay Turner of Wenatchee, Glenna Goll of Lansdale, Pa., and Maxine Cox of St. Maries, Idaho; his parents; two brothers, Matt Koch Jr. of Hardin, and Anton “Andy” Koch of Boise, Idaho; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Smith of Billings and Helen Gamble of Hysham; and 11 grandchildren.

KOCH, Anton
b. 1 Mar 1905 - Dickinson, North Dakota
d. 14 Jul 1974
From Billings MT Gazette, Monday 15 Jul 1974
Anton Koch, 69, died early Sunday morning. Born March 1, 1905, in Dickinson, N.D., a son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Koch. Married MONICA HECKER. Survivors include the widow; a son, Dr. Floyd H. Koch of Fremont, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Dolores Boyle and Mrs. Michael Ott, both of Fremont, and Mrs. Scott Walton of Laurel; three brothers, G. S. Koch of Missoula, A. X. Koch of Mandan, N.D., and P. R. Koch of Portland, Ore.; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

KOCH, Barbara
b. 1 Sep 1883 - South Russia
d. 10 Nov 1956
From Bismarck Tribune, Monday 12 Nov 1956
Schlosser, Barbara (Koch) 1883-1956 - Mrs. Peter Schlosser, 73, died Saturday. Born Barbara Koch, Sept. 1, 1883, in South Russia. Married PETER P. SCHLOSSER. In addition to her husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. John (Bertha) Heinz, Carson, and Mrs. Margaret Wilmot, Whittier CA, and 5 sons, Reynold M., Jamestown; Joseph J., Bismarck; Arthur M. and Clarence H., both of Seattle, and John H., Las Vegas NV. Also is survived by 2 brothers, Henry and Val Koch, in California, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Matt Brown, Sentinel Butte; Mrs. Ralph Ehli, Dickinson, and Mrs. Esther Schropp, Mansfield OH.

KOCH, John P.
b. 21 May 1920 - Maple Creek, Sask.
d. 15 Mar 1975 - Miles City, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday 19 Mar 1975
MILES CITY—John P. Koch, 54, died Saturday. Born May 21, 1920, in Maple Creek, Sask., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Innozens Koch. Survivors include 7 brothers, Lucas, Jake, Roy and Howard, all of Mandan, Charles of Bismarck ND, Mike of Tacoma WA, and Ralph of Los Angeles CA; and 4 sisters, Mrs. Rose Kendzur of Spokane WA, Mrs. Margaret Young of Concord CA, Catherine Kornegay of Shara Vista AZ, and Minnie Howe of Berryville AR.

KOCH, Mathew Anton
b. 13 Mar 1895 - Istvonfeldt, Hungary
d. 22 Jun 1976 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette Wednesday 23 Jun 1976
CUSTER—Mathew Anton Koch, 81, of Custer, died Tuesday. Born March 13, 1895, in Istvonfeldt, Hungary, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Koch. At the age of seven, he came to the United States .
with his mother. Married ROSE WETSCH. Survivors include the widow; two sons, Math of Hardin and Joseph of Boise, Idaho; two daughters, Catherine Smith of 1507 Cook Ave., Billings and Helen Gamble of Hysham; two sisters, Lena Nance of Yountville, Calif., and Katherine Yungheim of St. Paul, Minn.; 19 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren

KOCH, Mathilda
b. 1891 - Russia
d. 2 Jul 1966 - Barstow, California
From Billings MT Gazette, Saturday 9 Jul 1966
DICKINSON, N.D. -Mrs. Mathilda Ehli died at Barstow, Calif., July 2. Born in 1891 in Russia. Married RALPH EHLI. He died in 1959. Survived by her sons, Ralph of Dickinson, Richard of Circle, Mont., and Robert of Buffalo, Wyo.; and daughters, Mrs. H. W. Middleton, of Barstow, Mrs. William Marble of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. John Heuss of Columbus, Ohio.

KOCH, Pauline Josephine
b. 31 Jul 1914 - Dickinson, North Dakota
d 1 Sep 1968 - Billings, Montana
Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 3 Sep 1968
LAUREL—Mrs. Pauline Josephine Huschka, 54, Laurel died in a Billings hospital Sunday afternoon.
Born July 31, 1914, in Dickinson, N.D., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Koch. Married to JACOB HUSCHKA. Survived by the widower, Laurel; three daughters, Mrs. Gerald Heizer, Mrs. Bill Feller, and Mrs. Gary Kindsfather, Laurel; four brothers, Tony, Laurel; Gabe, Missoula; Pete, Portland, Ore.; A. X. Koch, Mandan, N.D., and three grandchildren.

KOCH, Phyllis
b. 13 Mar 1912 - Haig, Nebraska
d. 8 Aug 2008 - Lodi, California
From LodiNews, Lodi, CA - 8/10 to 8/18/2008
Phyllis Dahlinger, age 96, passed August 8, 2008. Born on March 13, 1912, in Haig, Nebraska, to John L. Koch and Anna Rebon Koch. Married DAVE DAHLINGER. Preceded in death by her husband, Dave, of 67 years, who passed away in 1997. Also preceding her in death were her two sons, Herald Dean and David; brother, John Koch; sisters, Roberta Cadwallader, Alberta Duffy, Dorothy Mack, Pauline North, Ann Smith and Ruth Young. Survived by daughter and caregiver, Roberta Jones of Lodi; her grandchildren, Dawn Berger (David) of Carson City, Nevada; Darcy Hust (Ron) of Lodi; and David Dahlinger of Carson City, Nevada. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren; Nathen, Katelyn, Ryan, Jeffrey, Christine and David, and one great-great-grandson, Robert; and several nieces and nephews.

KOCOUR, Margaret Mary
b. 11 Oct 1922 - Andale, Kansas
d. 23 Apr 2009 - Mt. Hope, Kansas
From Wichita Eagle - Saturday, April 25, 2009
ANDALE - Kerschen, Margaret Mary (Kocour), 86, passed away April 23, 2009 in Mt. Hope, Kan. Born Oct. 11, 1922 in Andale, Kan., the daughter of John and Emma (Falk) Kocour. She was one of 14 children. Married JERRY (KERSCHEN). Survivors: sons, Jerry and wife, Rebecca Kerschen of Wichita, Charles "Chuck" and wife, Karen Kerschen of Noblesville, Ind.; daughters, Jeanne Steven of Andale, Brenda Sanchez, Mary and husband, Tom Byrne all of Wichita, Jonelle and husband, Steve Bradshaw of St. Louis, Mo., Ann and husband, Ray Bunch of Kansas City, Mo., Janet and husband, Jim Hintz of Andale; sisters, Jane Capps, Joanna Reep both of Wichita, Judy Schwartz of Colwich; brother-in-law, Father Leon Kerschen of Andale; 27 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren.

KOEHN, Alda L.
b. 27 Aug 1928
d. 25 Mar 2009 - Moundridge, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, March 27, 2009
MOUNDRIDGE - Alda L. Koehn, 80, died March 25, 2000. Born Aug. 27, 1928, to Dan W. and Lizzie Schmidt Koehn. Survivors include: one brother, Alfred D. Koehn; two sisters, Anna Koehn and Martha Nichols. Preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

**KOEHN, Betty J. (Mastre)
See Betty J. Mastre

**KOEHN, Ella Ruth (Ratzlaff)
See Ella Ruth Ratzlaff

**KOEHN, Florene (Smith)
See Florene Smith

KOEHN, Frances P.
b. 2 Aug 1912 - Winton, California
d. 21 Mar 2009 - Dodge City, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, March 23, 2009
MONTEZUMA - Frances P. Koehn, 96, died March 21, 2009. Born Aug. 2, 1912, in Winton, Calif., to Jacob B. and Anna Jantz Koehn. Married WILLIAM P. KOEHN. He died June 12, 1991. Survivors include: sons, Devern, Merle, Jerry and Evan; daughters, Dixie Koehn, Glennis Koehn, Virginia Koehn and Merriann Schmidt; 30 grand-children; 83 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

KOEHN, Gene A.
b. abt 1930
d. 9 Apr 2009
From Wichita Eagle - Sunday, April 12, 2009
Koehn, Gene A., 79, died Thursday, April 9, 2009. Preceded in death by parents, Harley and Dolores Koehn; son, Todd Koehn. Survivors: wife, Jeannette; daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Larry Satterfield of Wichita; son, Doug Koehn of Quincy, IL; grandchildren, Jason and Nathan Satterfield, Matt and Erica Koehn; 3 great-grandchildren.

KOEHN, Harry
b. 21 Feb 1919 - Las Animas, Colorado
d. 16 May 2009 - McPherson, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, May 18, 2009
McPHERSON - Harry Koehn, 90, died May 16, 2009. Born Feb. 21, 1919, in Las Animas, Colo., to Samuel J. and Carolyn Koehn Koehn. Married EDNA BUEHLER. She survives. Other survivors include: several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by four brothers, Reuben, Cecil, Ben, and Ervin and three sisters, Malinda Koehn, Susie Moore, and Minnie Koehn

KOEHN, Harvey
b. 12 Dec 1918 - Galva, Kansas
d. 19 Jan 2009 - McPherson, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, January 20, 2009
McPHERSON - Harvey Koehn, 90, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2009. Born Dec. 12, 1918, to John H. and Lizzie Jantz Koehn in rural Galva. Married ELIZABETH "LIZ" DIRKS. She survives. Other survivors include: sons, J. Harvey and Mary, Andover, and Brian and Carla, McPherson; sisters, Rena Koehn, Moundridge, and Geneva Isaac, Butler, Mo.; grandchildren, Sarah and Marc Friesen, Joel and Amber Koehn, Mollie Koehn and Sally Koehn; and three great-grandchildren.

KOEHN, Jerry Dean
b. 10 Jun 1940 - Greensburg, Kansas
d. 16 Dec 2008 - Pratt, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, December 17, 2008
GREENSBURG - Jerry Dean Koehn, died Dec. 16, 2008, at Pratt Regional Medical Center. Born June 10, 1940, in rural Greensburg, the son of Jake F. and Velma L. Rudiger Koehn. Married HELEN BATES. She survives. Other survivors include: son, Jeffrey L. and Karin; daughter, Lisa M. and Mike Hayes; sister, Sheridan and James Clayton; three grandchildren, Kimberlyn and Chase Hayes, and Justin Brokar. Preceded in death by his parents.

KOEHN, L. Elizabeth
b. 30 Nov 1919
d. 6 Feb 2009
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, February 7, 2009
NEWTON - L. Elizabeth Vogt, 89, died Feb. 6, 2009. Born Nov. 30, 1919, to Ben A. and Lea Johnson Koehn. Married JACOB FRANK VOGT. He died Dec. 17, 1999. Survivors include: daughters Sharon Nickel and Linda Ganoung; brothers, Paul, Walter, Wilber and Larry Koehn; sisters, Leona Unruh, Alda Reimer and Elvera McClure; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

KOEHN, L. Elizabeth
b. 30 Nov 1919 - Meno, Oklahoma
d. 6 Feb 2009 - Newton, Kansas
From Newton Kansan - Saturday, February 7, 2009
L. Elizabeth Vogt of Newton died Friday (Feb. 6, 2009). Born on Nov. 30, 1919, in Meno, Okla., the daughter of Ben A. and Lea Johnson Koehn. Married JACOB FRANK VOGT. Survivors include her two daughters, Sharon Nickel, and her husband, Allan of Newton, and Linda Ganoung and her husband, Kevin, of Gypsum; four brothers Paul Koehn, Walter Koehn, Wilber Koehn and Larry Koehn, all of Newton; three sisters, Leona Unruh of Enid, Okla., Alda Reimer of Phoenix and Elvera McClure of Hutchinson; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents; husband on Dec. 17, 1999; two sons, Richard and Steven Vogt; brothers and sisters, Elmer Koehn, Lenora Buller, Melinda Buller, Alvin Koehn, Alice Simmons and Luella Bollig.

KOEHN, L. Nadiene
b. 29 Mar 1937
d. 26 May 2009 - Scott City, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, May 29, 2009
SCOTT CITY - L. Nadiene Koehn, 72, died May 26, 2009. Born March 29, 1937, the daughter of Clemen and Lydia Nightengale Koehn. Married GRANVILLE KOEHN. He survives. Other survivors include: sons, Karlan, Lonnie and Bradley; sisters, Lois Koehn, Lovella Koehn and Laura Koehn; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, LaVonna.

KOEHN, Larry D.
b. 30 Jan 1941
d. 30 Mar 2009 - Montezuma, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, April 1, 2009
MONTEZUMA - Larry D. Koehn, 68, died March 30, 2009. Born Jan. 30, 1941, to Henry and Dena Ratzlaff Koehn. Survivors include: his brother, Bob Koehn and wife, Vicki, Kansas City; and numerous nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Eli, Elmer, Ervin and Howard "Hank" Koehn; sisters, Edna Koehn, Erma Jean Basinger, Betty Collins and Rogena Wilson; and three infant siblings, Lena Marie, William and Irene.

KOEHN, Mary Ann
b. 16 Oct 1953
d. 18 Mar 2009
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, March 20, 2009
CIMARRON - Mary Ann Ensz, 55, died March 18, 2009. Born Oct. 16, 1953, to Curtis W. and Juanita Koehn. Married DAVID LEE ENSZ. He survives. Other survivors include: sons, Jerry and Roger; daughters, Marissa Ensz, Jenee' Penner, Colleen Ensz, and Stephanie Ensz; her mother; brothers, Eldon, John, Dennis, and Bill Koehn; sisters, Marlene Koehn, Vera Koehn, Doris Sundberg, and Ruby Boese; and other relatives and friends.


KOEHN, Nancy Jean
b. 11 Feb 1961 - Greensburg, Kansas
d. 20 Dec 2008 - Pratt, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, December 21, 2008
GREENSBURG - Nancy Jean Koehn, 47, died Dec. 20, 2008. Born Feb. 11, 1961, in Greensburg, Kan., the daughter of Dewey and Minnie Patterson Koehn. Survived by: her parents, Greensburg; a brother, Jay and wife Marilyn Koehn, Greensburg; two sisters, Wanda and husband Eric Friesen, Cimarron, Kan., and Teresa Koehn, Dodge City, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews.

KOEHN, Shirley M.
b. 16 Aug 1922 - Fairview, Oklahoma
d. 16 Jun 2009 - Cimarron, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, June 18, 2009
CIMARRON - Shirley M. Koehn, 86, died June 16, 2009. Born Aug. 16, 1922, at Fairview, Okla., the daughter of Jesse H. and Katie Boehs Koehn. Survivors include: two brothers, Harold Koehn and wife Neveta, La Mirada, Calif., and Max Koehn, Oceanside, Calif.; four sisters, Bobetta Speer, Dodge City, Jessie "Peggy" Speer, Cimarron, Jeanette Monroe, Topeka, and Dixie Hertel, Cimarron; and numerous nephews and nieces.

b. 17 Jan 1895 - Russia
d. 9 May 1957 - Glendive, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Monday 13 May 1957
GLENDIVE - Mrs. Anna Koffler, 62, died Thursday. Born in Russia Jan. 17, 1895, she came to the US at the age of 19 with her parents. Married JOSEPH KOFFLER. Survivors include her husband; 6 children, Mrs. Joseph Klein, Glendive; Mrs. John Brophy, Wibaux; Mrs. Harold Belen, Oxnard CA; J. J. Koffler, Glendive; George Koffler, DeQuinzy LA; Matt Koffler, Klamath Falls OR; 25 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 7 sisters and 2 brothers.

b. 1 Oct 1856 - Russia
d. 1 Oct 1956 - Minot, North Dakota
From Dickinson Press 11 Feb 1956
Koffler, Anna 1856-(1956) - Mrs. Anna Koffler, 100 years old, died in a Minot nursing home. Born in Russia on Oct. 1, 1856. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Annie Blatnick, Butte MT; and 2 sons, Frank Reichert of Everett WA and Jacob Reichert of Dickinson; 80 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren and 50 great-great-grandchildren.

KOFFLER, Jeffrey
b. 26 May 1955 - Dickerson, North Dakota
d. 9 Feb 1956
From Dickinson Press, 11 Feb 1956
Koffler, Jeffrey 1955-1956 - Jeffrey Koffler, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Koffler, New England. died Thursday, Feb. 9, (1956). Born at Dickinson, May 26, 1955. Survivors besides the parents are a brother, Larry and sisters, Georgiann, Darlene and Connie. Others who survive the child are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Kuntz, Dickinson and grandmother, Mrs. George Roth, Dickinson.

b. 17 Oct 1873 - Russia
d. 2 Feb 1956 - Jamestown
From Dickinson Press, Wednesday 8 Feb 1956
Thomas, Helena (Kohler) 1873-1956 - Mrs. Jacob Thomas, Richardton, 82, died at Jamestown, Feb. 2 (1956). Born in Russia on Oct. 17, 1873, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Kohler. Came to the US in 1900. Married to JACOB THOMAS in Russia. He preceded her in death in 1935. Survivors include the children, Joe, Yakima; Nick, Taylor; Mrs. Harry Gardner, Miles City; Mrs. Lester Yaeger, San Luis Obispo CA; Mrs. Emma Dumas, Modesto CA; Julius, Rodeo CA; and Mrs. Celestine Walker, Lebannon OR. Two daughters preceded her in death. There were 26 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren who survive her.

b. 10 May 1913
d. 18 Feb 2009 - Elkhart, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, February 20, 2009
ELKHART - John Koksal, 95, died Feb. 18, 2009. Born May 10, 1913, to James and Anna Koksal.
Married JESSIE LAVON JONES. She preceded him in death. Survivors include: daughters, Charlene Koksal and Christine Farrington and husband, Danny, all of Blackwell, Okla.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

KOPP, Adolph
b. 18 Oct 1903 - Odessa, Russia
d. 5 Apr 1967 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 6 Apr 1967
Adolph Kopp, 63, died Wednesday night. Born Oct. 18, 1903, in Odessa, Russia, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kopp. The family moved to the United States in 1907. Married CECELIA RIX. Survived by the widow; five sons, Joseph Kopp, Montrose, Colo., Fredrick C. Kopp, Hardin, Adolph F. Kopp, Glendale, Ariz., Henry J. Kopp and Stanley Kopp, both of the family home; seven daughters, Mrs. Margaret C. Pendill, 39 Charlene St., Mrs. Louise Siler, family home, Mrs. Patricia Klevgard, Butte, Mrs. Cecelia Bohe, Mandan, Mrs. Angeline Kleiter, Denver, Mrs. Mary Pendill, Woodland Road and Caroline Kopp of the family home; a brother, Leo Kopp, Bismarck, N.D.; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Wetstein, Mandan, and 31 grandchildren.

**KOPP, Catherine (Ehlis)
See Catherine Ehlis

**KOPP, Cecilia (Rix)
See Cecila Rix

**KOPP, Helen E. (Massett)
See Helen E. Massett

b. 20 Feb 1885 - Russia
d. 16 Feb 1956
From Dickinson Press, Tuesday 21 Feb 1956
Kopp, Roy 1885-1956 - Roy Kopp, 71, died Feb. 16, (1956). Born in Russia, Feb. 20, 1885. His parents were Steven and Christine Kreiz Kopp. His wife, the former ROSE FEININGER survives him. Other survivors are a son. SFC Charles Kopp, US Army, Greenland; four daughters, Mrs. Ervin Schwanki, Pierre SD; Mrs. John Datte, Riverdale; Mrs. Bill Roberts, Odessa TX and Mrs. Bud Gilmore, Minneapolis. Mrs. Adeline Fredrick, New England is a surviving sister.

b. 26 Nov 1916
d. 25 Feb 2009 - Coldwater, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, February 28, 2009
COLDWATER - Barbara Wasinger, 92, died Feb. 25, 2009. Born Nov. 26, 1916, the daughter of Wilhelm and Elizabeth Kaufman Koppinger. Married FIDELIS WASINGER. He died Oct. 26, 1993. Survivors include: son, Dale; two daughters, Helen Sims and Sondra York; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

KORB, Harold
b. 15 Nov 1927 - Keota, Colorado
d. 25 Feb 2009
From Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Cheyenne, WY
Harold Korb, 81, died Feb. 25 (2009). Born Nov. 15, 1927, in Keota, Colo. Married DARLENE MILLER. Survived by his wife, Darlene Miller Korb of Cheyenne; stepson, Dan and Penny Byers of Cheyenne; a sister, Helen Curry of Scottsbluff; nieces and nephews, Greg and Meredith Korb and family of Strasberg, Colo., John B. and Bev Herdt of Lakewood, Colo., Patrick and Carol Persson and family of Laramie, Andrea and Mike Nelson and family of Fort Collins, Colo., Steven and LaVonne Heckman of Torrington, and Elaine and Bruce Pollock and family of Wisconsin. Preceded in death by his sisters and brothers, Emma Flint, Dorothea Heckman, Berneice Persson, Lorene Herdt, Fred Korb and Ben Korb.

b. 4 Apr 1931 - Peabody, Kansas
d. 16 Dec 2008 - Marion, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, December 18, 2008
MARION - Harry L. Koslowsky, 77, died Dec. 16, 2008. Born April 4, 1931, in Peabody. Married THEODORA LONGHOFER. She survives. Other survivors include: sons, James H. and John M.; daughter, Jeanne L. Brooks; brother, Martin; sisters, Bonnie Kerns, Shirley Bartel and Sharon Melson; and two grandchildren, Peter and Emily Koslowsky

b. 24 Jan 1910 - Macon, Franklin Co., Nebraska
d. 28 Feb 2009 - Hermiston, Oregon
From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - March 24, 2009
HERMISTON, Ore. — Esther A. Spomer, 99, died Feb. 28 (2009). Born Jan. 24, 1910, in Macon, Franklin County, Neb. Her parents were Ludwig and Ankea (Harms) Kostbahn. Her father was a Lutheran pastor in Macon. Married WILLIAM L. SPOMER. In 1932 their first son, William A. Spomer Jr., was born. Survived by her son, Dr. John L. Spomer and his wife, Janet of Hermiston, Ore.; granddaughter, Abigail Spomer of Redmond, Ore.; grandson, Barry Spomer and his wife Lisa and great-grandsons, Stryker and Tyler of Seattle, Wash. Preceded in death by her husband, DR. WILLIAM SPOMER; son, Dr. William A. Spomer Jr.; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Jean Spomer; granddaughter, Barbara Jean Spomer; parents; brother, Carl Kostbahn; and sister, Alvina Kostbahn.

KOSTELECKY, Evelyn Agnes
b. 4 Mar 1940 - Dickinson, North Dakota
d. 14 Feb 1964 - Oxnard
From Oxnard CA Press-Courier, Monday 17 Feb 1964
OXNARD—Mrs. Evelyn Agnes Olheiser, 23, died Friday . Born March 4, 1940 in Dickinson N.D.
Leaves her husband, DAVID A. OLHEISER, Bu 2/c of the SeaBees; a daughter, Kimberly J., 2.; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kostelecky of Dickinson, N.D.; a brother, Lee Kostelecky of Dickinson; and five sisters.

b. 13 Sep 1895 - Russia
d. 20 Mar 1965 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Sunday 22 Mar 1964
Kostelecky, Frank K. 1895-1964 - Frank K. Kostelecky, 86, died Friday (March 20). Born in Russia, Sept. 13, 1895, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kostelecky. Married EMMA C. KOSTELECK. Survivors are the widow; two sons: Robert and Ted of Billings; six daughters: Mrs. Mary Kilwein and Mrs. Dorothy Rieder of Laurel, Mrs. Emma Dukart of Dickinson, Mrs. Martha Dolecheck of Billings, Mrs. Elsie Frengel of Stockton CA and Josephine of Spokane WA; three brothers: John, Tony and Charles, all of Dickinson; a sister, Mrs. Joseph Tuhy of Dickinson, and 23 grandchildren.


b. abt 1948
d. 6 Nov 1955 - New Hradec
From Dickinson Press, Tuesday, 8 Nov 1955
Kostelecky, Karen Kaye (1948)-1955 - Karen Kaye Kostelecky, 7, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kostelecky of New Hradec, died Sunday, Nov. 6. Survivors include her parents, a sister, Kathleen, and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kovash, Dickinson and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Kostelecky, Dickinson.

KRAFT, Carolina
b. abt 1883
d. 2 Apr 1958 - Kalispell, Montana
From Kalispell MT Daily Inter Lake, Thursday 3 Apr 1958
Mrs. Carolina Hoerner, 74, died in Kalispell yesterday. Preceded in death by her husband in 1940 and a son, Dannie, in 1937. [nee Kraft]. Survived by 17 children, Frank and John of Kennewick, Wash.; Mike, Adolph, Tony, Jack, Willie, Vincent, Peter and Ronnie, all of Columbia Falls; Mrs. Carrie Ziegler of Bloomfield; Frances Schmidt, Millie Gress, Ida Weiand, all of Whitefish; Regina Weiand and Helen Weiand, both of Columbia Falls, and Rose Binns of Troy. There are 50 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren

KRAFT, Irene A.
b. 6 Jul 1930 - Gridley, Kansas
d. 24 Apr 2009 - Topeka, Kansas
From Wichita Eagle - Sunday, April 26, 2009
TOPEKA - Schneider, Irene A., 78, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2009. Born on July 6, 1930 in Gridley, the daughter of Conrad and Amelia Hagwal Kraft. Married MICHAEL D. SCHNEIDER. He survives. Other survivors include three sons, Bob (Lynda) Schneider of Derby, Darrell (Carol) Schneider of Wichita, John (Rhonda) Schneider of Hoyt, two daughters, Betty (Carl) Kelly and Joyce (Maurice) Towne, both of Topeka, eleven grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and one sister, Matilda Hawkins of Burlington. Preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and three sisters and one grandson.

KRAFT, Paul LeRoy
b. 26 Nov 1931 - Trego County, Kansas
d. 28 Jun 2009 - Ft. Dodge, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, June 29, 2009
FORT DODGE - Paul LeRoy Kraft, 77, died June 28, 2009. Born Nov. 26, 1931, on the family farm in rural Trego County to Jacob and Eva Eichman Kraft. Married BETTY FOSE. She survives. Other survivors include: daughters, Debbie Tasset and Cindy Klein; sons, Tony and Terry; grandson, Kyle Klein; granddaughter, Aubrey Tasset; brothers, Hubert and Delvin; and a sister, Helen Wagner.

KRAMER, Donald Dean
b. 7 Jul 1951 - Billings, Montana
d. 27 Jan 2009 - Roundup, Montana
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 1 Feb 2009
ROUNDUP - Donald Dean Kramer, 57, passed away Jan. 27, 2009. Born on July 7, 1951 in Billings. The youngest son of Raymond and Lydia Kramer. Preceded in death by his father Raymond Kramer. He is survived by his mother, Lydia Kramer; three sons Nickolas of Omaha, Neb., Clinton (Lynn) of Joliet, and Raymond (Melissa) of Columbus and four grandsons; brothers Raymond J., William, and Douglas Kramer and sister Joyce Foltz.

**KRAMER, Helen M. (Lohmeyer)
See Helen M. Lohmeyer

**KRAMER, Marie (Campbell)
See Marie Campbell

KRANK, Jacob
b. 8 Nov 1902 - Dickinson, North Dakota
d. 26 Jan 1969 - Billings Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Monday 27 Jan 1969
Jacob Krank, 86, died Sunday morning. Born in Dickinson, N.D., Nov. 8, 1902, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Krank. Married to ANNA RODER. She died in 1946. Survived by nine sons: Don, St. Paul, Minn., Ervin, Boston, Mass., Gerald, Gillette, Wyo., Albert, Downing, Mich., Virgil, Rapid City, S.D., Larry and Duain, St. Paul, George, 50 Buena Vista, Edward, 307 S. 28th St.; six daughters, Mrs. Caroline Woodard, El Sabrente, Calif., Mrs. Dorothy Schwab, Custer, S.D, Mrs. Blendenna Chu, Tucson, Ariz., Mrs. Jean Apodaca, Vallejo, Calif., Mrs. R. C. Brown, Santa Maria, Calif., Mrs. Randy Wilkins, San Pablo, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Gress, San Diego, Calif., Mrs. Martin Cooper, Dickinson, N.D., 66 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

b. 16 Oct 1912 - Dickinson, North Dakota
d. 7 May 1973 -
From Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 8 May 1973
Mary Ehresmann, 60, wife of JOSEPH EHRESMANN, died Monday. Born Oct. 16, 1912, in Dickinson, N.D., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christ Krank. Survivors include the widower; a son, Ronald Ehresmann of Dayton, Ohio; seven brothers, Steve, Frank and Martin Krank of Dickinson, Joe Krank of Gladstone, N.D., Kasper Krank of Seattle, the Rev. Michael Krank of Strasburg, N.D., and Richard Krank of Illinois; two sisters, Mrs. Mike Jahner of Thermopolis, Wyo., and Sister Clementine Krank of the Benedictine Order of Watertown, S.D.; and three grandchildren.

KRANK, Wilhelmena
b. 18 Sep 1873 - Russia
d. 23 Sep 1955
From Bismarck Tribune Tuesday 27 Sep 1955
DICKINSON - Mrs. Wilhelmena Dukart, 82, Dickinson, died Friday. Wilhelmena Krank, was born in Russia on Sept. 18, 1873, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Krank. Married JOHN STECKLER. Married to JOHN KUKART, who died in 1941. Came to the U. S. in 1892. Surviving are five sons, Martin Steckler, Dickinson; Nick, Santa Anna, Calif.; George, Seattle, Wash.; Peter, St. Louis, Mo., and Dr. Jack J. Steckler, Eldora, Iowa; one daughter, Mrs. C. S. Fritz, Billings, Mont., two stepsons, Dr. C. R. Dukart and Xavier Dukart, Dickinson, and one step daughter, Mrs. Ralph Schmaltz, Dickinson, and 25 grandchildren.

b. 8 Aug 1940 - Clearwater, Kansas
d. 21 Dec 2008 - Andover, Kansas
From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - Wednesday, December 24, 2008
HOLYROOD - Larry J. Kratzer, 68, died Dec. 21 (2008). Born Aug. 8, 1940, in Clearwater, the son of Bernard and Maxine Smith Kratzer. Married KAY McCARTY. She survives. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two daughters, Julie Swartz of Silver Lake and Jill Koop of Inman; a son, Steve Kratzer of Wichita; a sister, Sharon Shears of Buena Vista. Colo.; and six grandchildren.

KRAUS, Gary D.
b. 18 Oct 1944 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
d. 13 Apr 2009 - Minatare, Nebraska
From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 4/14/2009 - 4/17/2009
Gary D. Kraus, 64, passed away Monday, April 13, 2009. Born in Scottsbluff, on Oct. 18, 1944 to Fred and Irene (Keller) Kraus. Married JOAN REYNOLDS. Survived by his wife Joan of 40 years; son Todd and daughter-in-law Jessica; parents Fred and Irene; brother Rick and wife June; grandson Jonah, and numerous cousins. His daughter Vonda preceded him in death.

KRAUS, Rachel
b. 31 Dec 1915
d. Jul 1930
Billings Gazette 11 Jul 1930
Kraus, Rachel 1915-1930 - Rachel Kraus, 14-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Kraus of Sanders, died in a local hospital Thursday noon. Death was caused from a ruptured gangrenous appendix. Born Dec 31, 1915.

KRAUSE, Sophie
b. 10 Aug 1914 - Chicago, Illinois
d. 28 May 2009 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 5/29/2009 - 6/2/2009
Sophie Hoffman, age 94, died Thursday, May 28, 2009 . Born Aug. 10, 1914 in Chicago, Ill. to Christian and Anna (Maul) Krause. Married WILLIAM HOFFMAN . Survived by her son and daughter in law Harvey and Linda Hoffman of Thornton, Colo., daughter in law Mary Jo Hoffman of Alliance, grandchildren Kerri (Jim) Caro, Kelly (Steve) Flynn, Jerry Hoffman, Bradford (Jana) Hoffman and Will (Blakelee) Hoffman. Also survived by seven great-grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and sisters in law Alvina Kufeldt, Lydia Kufeldt and Irene Hoffman. Her parents, husband William, son Jerry, great granddaughter Alison Caro, five brothers and one sister preceded Sophie in death.

KREBIEL, Angela K.
b. 26 May 1949
d. 17 Jan 2009 - Wichita, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, January 20, 2009
PRETTY PRAIRIE - Angela K. Jackson, 59, died Jan. 17, 2009. Born May 26, 1949, the daughter of Levi and Mabel Graber Krebiel. Survivors include: her parents, Levi and Mabel, Pretty Prairie; a brother, Robert Krebiel, Pretty Prairie; and many cousins.

b. abt 1952
d. 27 Jan 2009
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, January 30, 2009
WICHITA - Darcen K. Krehbiel, 57, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009. Preceded in death by mother, Vera (Flickner) Krehbiel; father-in-law, Louis Goecke; sister-in-law, Pam Schau; and niece, Brandi Baker. Survivors: wife, Mary (Goecke) Krehbiel; daughters, DaLane Krehbiel of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Kyleen Darci Krehbiel of Wichita; father, Arthur Krehbiel (Elaine) of Moundridge; sister, Wendy Jantzen (Max) of Ringwood, Okla.; brother, Brad Krehbiel (Susan) of Brewton, Ala.; mother-in-law, Mary Goecke of Marshalltown, Iowa; sister-in-law, Linda Baker (Fred Zeller) of State Center, Iowa; brother-in-law, Mike Schau of Clemons, Iowa; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews.

b. 21 May 1950 - Newton, Kansas
d. 23 Mar 2009 - Newton, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, March 26, 2009
NEWTON - Karen Kay Carter, 58, died March 23, 2009. Born May 21, 1950, in Newton, the daughter of Arthur B. and Sarah Carr Krehbiel. Survivors include: a son, Tyrone Carter, Newton; daughters, Denise Carter, Newton, and Lakesha VanBuren, Atlanta, Ga.; and two grandchildren, Tilyn and Gabriella Vogt. Preceded in death by her parents.

KREHBIEL, Meribeth J.
b. 6 Nov 1927 - McPherson County, Kansas
d. 28 Mar 2009 - Moundridge, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, March 30, 2009
MOUNDRIDGE - Meribeth J. Kaufman, 81, died March 28, 2009. Born Nov. 6, 1927, in McPherson County to Ted M. and Edith Goering Krehbiel. Married KENNETH D. KAUFMAN. He died June 6, 2008. Survivors include: sons, Merrill, Enid, Okla., and Kent, Tulsa, Okla.; daughter, Yvonne Woodfin, Broken Arrow, Okla.; brothers, Robert E. Krehbiel, Moundridge, and Larry Krehbiel, McPherson; sisters, Maxine Schrag, McPherson, Kay Burgan and Patsy Klassen, both of Moundridge; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
b. 1 July 1958
d. 22 May 2009 - Wichita, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, May 22, 2009
PRETTY PRAIRIE - Robert D. Krehbiel, 50, died May 22, 2009. Born July 1, 1958, the son of Levi and Mabel Graber Krehbiel. Survived by his parents. Preceded in death by his sister, Angela Jackson, in 2009.

b. 21 Apr 1929 - Reno County, Kansas
d. 2 May 2009 - Pretty Prairie, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, May 4, 2009
PRETTY PRAIRIE - Sam Krehbiel died May 2, 2009. Born April 21, 1929, to David J. and Anna Graber Krehbiel in Reno County. Married FLORENE SCHRAG. She survives. Also surviving is son, Kim David Krehbiel and wife Pam, Pratt, daughters, Debbie Siebert and husband Larry, and Pat Cramton and husband Gary, all of Pretty Prairie; brothers, Ralph L., and Jesse D. Krehbiel; grandchildren, Leslie and Clark Siebert, Clint and Kerry Cramton, Christy and Corey Wendler, Carmen and Andy Clark, Carly Cramton, Melissa and Ty Rebel, and David and Bryce Krehbiel. Preceded in death by his parents, brother, Victor, and in-laws Herman and Viola Schrag.

b. 18 May 1916 - Elyria, Kansas
d. 17 Jun 2009 - McPherson, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, June 19, 2009
McPHERSON - Verda H. Horn, 93, died June 17, 2009. Born in Elyria on May 18, 1916, the daughter of Valentine W. and Adina Zerger Krehbiel. Married to LUTHER D. HORN. Survivors include: her son, Dale V Horn and wife, Beverly, Meridian, Idaho; her daughter, Virginia Luty and husband, Bob, McPherson; granddaughters, Sherry Sheets (Eldon), Homedale, Idaho and Lori Oekerman (Guy), Portland, Ore.; grandsons, Brock Luty (Jo), Carlsbad, Calif., and Jeffrey Luty (MaryKate), Abilene; granddaughter, Denise Klaske (Brent), Rockford, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Hill, McPherson and Alice (Krehbiel) Schrag, McPherson; brother-in-law, Audean Horn, McPherson; and 20 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Luther Dale Horn; her sisters Elda Graber, Leona Schrag, Dorothy Ortman, Ruth Goering and Della Flickinger; and her brother, Harry Krehbiel.

**KREUTZER, Patricia (Brungardt)
See Patricia Brungardt

KRIETHE, Edwin Oscar
b. 29 May 1913 - Fairmont, Oklahoma
d. 4 Jan 2009
From Enid News and Eagle - 01-08-09
Enid, OK -- Frank Edwin Oscar Kriethe died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009. Frank was the son of August and Katherine (Windler) Kriethe, born May 29, 1913, near Fairmont, Okla. Married ETHEL INGMIRE. They enjoyed 64 years of marriage before her death on Sept. 13, 1998. Survivors are a daughter, Lucille Hayward and husband Raymond of Marshall, Okla.; a son, Jack Kriethe and wife Mary of Rockwall, Texas; grandchildren: Carolyn Medley of Lahoma, Okla., Cheryl Meyers and husband Alvin of Covington, Okla., Sandy Downing and husband Keith of Oklahoma City, Okla., Ray Hayward and wife Jeannie of Norman, Okla., Kathy Jackson and husband John of Snyder, Okla., Vernon Kriethe of Piedmont, Okla., Michael Kriethe of Atlanta, Ga., and Jason Kriethe of Tallahassee, Ala.; 18 great grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Ethel, Frank was preceded in death by one daughter, Allie Joyce Miller; son-in-law, Warren Miller; his parents, August and Katherine Kriethe; two sisters, Amanda Schlicht Harhausen and Alvine Wyssman; seven brothers, Ted and Herman, John, Joseph, Arthur, Louis who died in infancy, and Ernest at 3-years-old.

**KROEKER, Ella Esther (Enns)
See Ella Esther Enns

b. 26 Jun 1919 - Regent
d. Sep 1955
From Dickinson Press, 13 Sep 1955
Kupper, Helen (Kronberger) 1919-1955 - Funeral services were held at St. Joseph’s Catholic church in Dickinson, Saturday, Sept. 3 at 9 a.m. for Mrs. Helen Kronberger Kupper. Born at Regent on June 26, 1919 to Mr. and Mrs. John Kronberger. Married JOE M. KUPPER. Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mary Lou, 15, and sons Donald, 14 and Marty, 10; her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Kronberger; 4 sisters, Mrs. Davie (Pauline) Paulson, St. Paul; Mrs. A. J. (Kathryn) Reis, Detroit; Mrs. Laurant (Ann) Lizee, Regent; and Mrs. L. O. (Elsie) Stang of Klamath Falls OR, and one brother, John Kronberger of Sacramento CA. Her father passed away in 1951 and a brother William in 1953.

**KRONE, Maxine Mildred (Westerhaus)
See Maxine Mildred Westerhaus)

KRUG, Leroy Adam (Roy)
b. 24 Oct 1923 - Russell, Kansas
d. 23 Mar 2009 - Ness City, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, April 8, 2009
NESS CITY - Leroy Adam (Roy) Krug passed away Monday, March 23, 2009. Born to Adam A. and Mary Elizabeth (Herdt) Krug in Russell, Kansas, on October 24, 1923, Roy was the youngest of three siblings, with his sister, Tabea Eleonore, and brother, Raymond Harold, preceding him in death. Married to MARJORIE COCHRAN. She preceded him in death March of 1984. Survived by his daughter Beverly Erb and husband Stan of Bazine, Kansas; granddaughters, Lindsey Young of Hays, Kansas, and Michelle Woydziak, husband Paul and great-grandson, Roy Woydziak, of Hoisington, Kansas.

KRUG, Marie
b. 19 May 1864 - Russia
d. 15 Sep 1937 - Yellowstone County
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 16 Sep 1937
Michaelis, Marie (Krug) 1864-1937 - Mrs. Marie K. Michaelis, 73, died Wednesday (Sep. 15).
Born in Russia May 19, 1864. Married MR. MICHAELIS. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Jake Hill of Ballantine; Mrs. Peter Kaufman and Mrs. Carl Nelson, both of Worden, and Mrs. Henry Hill of Deaver WY; two sons, George Michaelis of Ballantine and John Michaelis of Billings; two brothers, Jacob Krug of Silesia, and Carl C. Krug of Garden City KS, and 30 grandchildren.

**KRUG, Maria Elizabeth (Maier)
See Maria Elizabeth Maier

KRUG, Melvin
b. 8 May 1924 - Rush County, Kansas
d. 3 Apr 2009 - LaCrosse, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Monday, April 6, 2009
Melvin "Pete" Krug, 84, La Crosse, died Friday, April 3, 2009 Born May 8, 1924, in rural Rush County to William "Bill" and Clara (Ewy) Krug. Married RUTH ANNE "SUSIE" KRUG. Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Mark Krug, La Crosse; a daughter, Michelle Keogh, Wichita; a sister, Fern Smith, Palestine, Texas; a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter.

KRUM, Andrew
b. 1875 - Russia
d. 7 Nov 1942 - Fresno, Calif.
From Billings MT Gazette, Sunday 15 Nov 1942
Krum, Andrew 1875-1942 - Andrew Krum, 67, died Nov. 7. Married KATHERINE DEINES.
Surviving are the widow, two sons, Henry and Andrew Krum, Jr., both of Belfry; one brother, Jake Krum of Fresno, and 12 grandchildren.

**KRUSE, Bernice S. (Meier)
See Bernice S. Meier

KRUSE, Florence
b. 1 Jul 1922 - Sheridan County, Kansas
d. 22 Jun 2009
From Salina Journal - Wednesday, June 24, 2009
LEOVILLE -- Florence Zodrow, 86, died Monday, June 22, 2009. Born July 1, 1922, in rural Sheridan County, the daughter of Bernard "Ben" and Barbara Kruse. Preceded in death by her husband, SERAPHIN (ZODROW) ; parents; son, Michael; daughter, Jeanette Voss; a brother; and three sisters. Survivors include sons, Raymond, Jim and David, all of Leoville, and Leo, of Oberlin; daughters, Betty (Gary) Newman, of Hoxie, Mary (Larry) Schlick, of Colby, Elaine (Gayle) Haag, of Bartley, Neb., Virginia (Berney) Feldt, of Hoxie, and Lucille (Ed) Heim, of Hoxie; sister, Germaine (Ray) Weis, of Dresden; 30 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

**KUBISTA, Theresa (Lepenski)
See Theresa Lepenski

KUEFFER, Dolores
b. 21 May 1914 - Alexander, Kansas
d. 13 Jun 2009 - Hutchinson, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, June 14, 2009
WICHITA - Delores Schwartzkopf, 95, died June 13, 2009. Born May 21, 1914, in Alexander, KS, to Rudolph and Laura Mitchell Kueffer. Married CARL SCHWARTZKOPF. He survives. Other survivors include: two sisters, Marjorie Keshner, Great Bend, and Winnifred Rappa, Denver; and several nieces and nephews.

KUHN, Bertha
b. 13 Aug 1906 - Richardton, North Dakota
d. 17 Mar 2009
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 20 Mar 2009
Bertha Frank, 102, passed March 17, 2009. Born in Richardton, N.D., Aug. 13, 1906, to Joseph and Katherine Vogel Kuhn. Bertha had five brothers and four sisters. Married JOSEPH FRANK.
At the tender age of 102, she was still having her hair done and using her wrinkle cream. Her granddaughters pray for her beautiful skin. Surviving Bertha are her children, Vivian of Pullayup, Wash., Joe Jr. (Evelyn), Edward (Shirley), Carolyn Heafner, all of Billings; 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband Joseph, son Frank, son-in-law Ken Heafner Sr., daughter in-law Carol Frank, grandson Randy Frank, as well as her parents and all siblings. Bertha was definitely the matriarch of the family.

KUHN, Delbert N.
b. 29 Jul 1938 - Goessel, Kansas
d. 28 Jun 2009 - Newton, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, July 1, 2009
Delbert N. Kuhn, 70, died June 28 (2009). Born July 29, 1938, in Goessel, his parents were Nathaniel and Velma (Wedel) Kuhn. Married DIANNA DILLMAN. A daughter, Barbara Kuhn, and two brothers, Wayne and Norman, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Theron of Omaha, Steve of Goessel, and Delbert R. of Newton; four daughters, Delberta Plenert and DeEdra of McPherson, Dru Kroeker of Hutchinson, and Deanna McDonald of Texas; two sisters, Louise Hinrichs of Olpe and Sandra Gray of Collinsville, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

KUHN, Ervin F.
b. 5 May 1933 - Ellis, Kansas
d. 24 Apr 2009 - Andover, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Sunday, April 26, 2009
Ervin F. Kuhn, 75, died Friday, April 24, 2009. Born May 5, 1933, in Ellis to Frank and Catherine (Boos) Kuhn. Married DONNA HAYS. Survivors include his wife, of the home; three daughters, Melissa Ledesma and husband, David, Great Bend, Joleen Briggs and husband, Jeff, LaVonne Giess and husband, Dave, all of Hays; two sisters, Edna Kuhn, Ellis and Irma Hood and husband, Wayne, Estes Park, Colo.; a daughter-in-law, Debra Kuhn, Hays; eight grand-children, Adam and Dava Ledesma, Great Bend, Kevin and Kyle Kuhn, Shea Briggs, Ashley Briand and husband, Scott, and MaKenzie Giess, all of Hays, and Dylan Briggs, Lawrence; and three great-grand-children, J.D., Emili and Amelia. Preceded in death by his parents; a son, Rick L. Kuhn; and and a sister, Heddie Kuhn.

KUHN, Monica C.
b. unk
d. 6 Dec 1976
From Long Beach CA Independent, Wednesday 8 Dec 76
Monica C. Robidou passed away Monday. Survived by daughter, Margaret Lewandowski; brothers, Emil, Frank, Jacob and Joseph Kuhn; sisters, Anne Goodwin, Eleanor Clausen, Rose Benton and Lee Graybeal; 1 grandchild.

KUHN, Viola M.
b. 11 Jul 1921 - Victoria, Kansas
d. 12 Jun 2009 - Lyons Good Samaritan Center
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, June 14, 2009
CHASE - Viola M. Popp, 87, died June 12, 2009. Born July 11, 1921, in Victoria, to Joseph and Anna Hammerschmidt Kuhn. Married THEODOR W. POPP . He survives. Other survivors include: sons, Donald and wife Cindy, Salem, Ill., and Mark and wife Tonya, Wichita; daughters, Ruth and Don Miller, Chase, Betty and Lee Fowler, Guymon, Okla., and Gladys and Mark Phelan, Holyrood; sisters, Lorena and Bob Miller, Hays, and Almeda Stecklein, Great Bend; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Alfred and Edward Kuhn.

**KUKAS, Irene Heilbrun
See Irene Heilbrun

KUNTZ, Amelia
b. 27 Dec 1899 - Romania
d. 9 Aug 1953
From Billings MT Gazette, Monday 10 Aug 1953
Hegel, Amelia (Kuntz) 1899-1953 - Mrs. Amelia Hegel, 53, died Sunday. Born in Romania, Dec. 27, 1899, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Kuntz. Married NICKADEMUS HEGEL. She leaves the husband, 4 daughters, Mrs. John Ott of Fishtail, Mrs. Frank Kroll of 123 N. 20th St., Mrs. Adam Sticka of 911 Custer Ave., and Mrs. Kenneth Uselton of 112 S. 36th St.; one son, Valentine Hegel of Laurel; 2 sisters, Mrs. Frank Huschka of Dickinson ND and Mrs. Vincent Binstock of Belfield ND, and 1 brother, Valentine Kuntz, of New England ND. Also leaves 2 half-sisters, Mrs. Celestine Fisher of Santa Ana CA, and Mrs. Phillipine Messmer of Mott ND, and two half-brothers, Jacob and Ralph Huschka, both of Laurel.

**KUNTZ, Barbara (Reiter)
See Barbara Reiter

KUNTZ, Clarence
b. 16 Jan 1929 - Minatare, Nebraska
d. 21 Dec 2008 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 22 Dec 2008
Clarence Kuntz, age 79, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008. Born Jan. 16, 1929, in rural Minatare, to Steve and Katherine (Bauer) Kuntz. Married DOROTHY GETTMAN. Survived by his wife, Dorothy of Scottsbluff; daughters, Diana Clark of Sequim, Wash., and Deb and her husband Sam Schmidt of Scottsbluff; a sister, Loretta Kampbell of Gering; and grandchildren, Jayson (Mary) Clark of Washington, Rodney (Angela) Schmidt of Gering, Corey (Shawna) Schmidt of Thornton, Colo., and Kelley (Heather) Schmidt of Harrisburg. Also survived by seven great-grandchildren and one step-great granddaughter. His parents; a brother, Harry Kuntz; and a grandson, Jeff Schmidt preceded him in death.

KUNTZ, Clementine
b. 19 Jul 1922 - Raleigh, North Dakota
d. 30 Oct 1956
From Bismarck Tribune, Wednesday 31 Oct 1956
Kuntz, Clementine (Kuntz) 1922-1956 - Mrs. Joseph Kuntz, 34, died Tuesday. Born Clementine Kuntz, July 19, 1922, at Raleigh, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kilian Kuntz. Married JOSEPH E. KUNTZ.
Besides her husband, she leaves two children, Rosemary, 12, and Caroline, 10; her parents at Raleigh; one brother, Valentine Kuntz, Raleigh, and two sisters, Mrs. Martin Mathern, Linton, and Miss Mary Kuntz, Raleigh.

KUNTZ, Elizabeth
b. 6 July 1887 - Russia
d. 14 Jun 1968 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Saturday 15 Jun 1968
Mrs. Elizabeth Mathern, 80, died Friday . Born July 6, 1887, in Russia, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kuntz. Came with her parents in 1905. Married to CECILIUS MATHERN. Survivors include the widower, 4 sons, Joseph, 537 Ave. E; Dan of Fairfield; Frank of Geraldine, and Pius Mathern, Riverton, WY; 4 daughters, Mrs. Anna Henriksen, 3250 Poly Drive; Mrs. Arnold Hanson, Kwajalein Island; Mrs. Joseph Koch, Bridger, and Mrs. Michael Schanz, Ryegate. Also surviving are 32 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.



KUNTZ, Elizabeth
b. 12 Oct 1909 - Dickinson, North Dakota
d. 11 Aug 1955 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday 11 Aug 1955
Mrs. Elizabeth Hofferber, 55, wife of ALEX HOFFERBER, died early Wednesday. Born in Dickinson, N.D., Oct. 12, 1909, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kuntz. Married Mr. (Alex) HOFFERBER. Survived by the widower; three sons, Joseph, 915 N. 22nd St., and James and Allan of Pompeys Pillar; three daughters, Mrs. Paul Grammens, 1828 Wyoming Ave., Mrs. Richard Jensen, Santa Ana, Calif., and Miss Donna Hofferber of the family home; her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Kuntz, Pompeys Pillar; three brothers, Raymond Kuntz, Pompeys Pillar, Ralph Kuntz, 102 S. 33rd St., and Phillip Kuntz, Custer; four sisters, Mrs. Julian Weinzeil, Custer, Mrs. Jess Cox, Forsyth, Mrs. Ernest Hofmann, Roundup, Mrs. Glenn Miller, Havre, and six grandchildren.

KUNTZ, Frank V.
b. 7 May 1908 - Dickinson, North Dakota
d. 1971
From Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday 3 Nov 1971
DICKINSON, N.D - Frank V. Kuntz, 63, died Sunday . Born May 7, 1908, in Dickinson, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Kuntz. Married BEATRICE BILLMAN. Survivors include the widow; 2 daughters, Mrs. Bob Pachl of Williston, N.D., and Mrs. Don Faller of Dickinson; 2 sons, Aquilinus Kuntz of Wolf Point, Mont., and Doug Kuntz of Dickinson; 15 grandchildren; a brother, Joseph Kuntz of Dickinson; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Magdalene Obrigewitsch of Dickinson, Mrs. Joe C. Fitterer of Glen Ullin and Mrs. Val Walter of South Heart.

KUNTZ, George
b. 26 Dec 1895 - Russia
d. 2 Aug 1972
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 3 Aug 1972
George Kuntz, 76, died Wednesday morning. Born Dec. 26, 1895, in Russia, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kuntz. Married BARBARA REITER. Survivors include his widow; 2 sons, Joseph of Wrangell and Jim of Carnation WA; 3 daughters, Mrs. Sheldon Nitchman of 506 S. 34th St., Mrs. Marie Power of 806 S. 33rd St., and Mrs. Pete Reichert of 414 Burlington Ave.; 28 grandchildren; and 48 great-grandchildren.

KUNTZ, George F.
b. 1 Apr 1934 - Forsyth
d. Oct 1972 - Diamond Springs, California
From Billings MT Gazette, Friday 20 Oct 1972
FORSYTH—George F. Kuntz, 38, died Monday. Born in Forsyth April 1, 1934, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Kuntz. Married Dolores Shaull in Sheridan WY in 1968. Surviving besides his widow are his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Kuntz of Forsyth, Nick and John of Tacoma WA, and Jake of Spokane WA; 6 sisters, Mrs. Rose Ludwig and Mrs. Ruth Buckalew, both of Billings, Mrs. Marjorie Decker of Yakima WA, Mrs. Elizabeth Fourtner, Barstow CA, Mrs. Susana Piseno and Mrs. Barbara Rains, both of Laurel.

KUNTZ, John E.
b. 3 Apr 1890 - Germany
d. 27 Mar 1960
From Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday 30 Mar 1960
FORSYTH - John E. Kuntz, 70, died late Sunday. Born in Germany on April 3, 1890, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Kuntz. Came with his parents to the US when an infant. Married ELIZABETH HOFFMAN. Surviving are his wife and 6 sons and 6 daughters: Nick J. Kuntz, Anton Kuntz and John M. Kuntz of Tacoma WA; Phillip Kuntz of Forsyth; Sgt. Jacob L. Kuntz, Everett WA; A/3c George F. Kuntz in Portugal; Mrs. Andrew Ludwig, Billings; Mrs. Millo Decker, Yakima WA; Mrs. Charles Fourtner, Anaconda; Mrs. Floyd Buckalew, Roundup; Mrs. Sue Tuttle and Mrs. Barbara Palmer of Forsyth. There are 46 grandchildren and 24 great-great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Joe Kuntz of Mandan ND and 1 sister, Mrs. Isabell Cooper of Dickinson ND

KUNTZ, Joseph V.
b. 4 Jul 1919 - Fallon, North Dakota
d. 9 Mar 1973 - St. Vincent's Hospital
From Billings MT Gazette, Saturday 10 Mar 1973
Joseph V. Kuntz, 53, died Friday . Born July 4, 1919, in Fallon, N.D., a son of Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Kuntz. Married LOUISE ENGLEHARDT. Survivors include the widow and sons, Thomas, Timothy, and Theodore at home; two daughters, Mrs. Rosemary Ripplinger at 5112 Laurel Road and Mrs. Caroline Nowland of Ecorse, Mich.; three step-daughters, Mrs. Kathleen Richardson and Patricia Nelson, both of St. Paul, and Cynthia Banashak of the family home; two brothers, Michael of Bismarck, Matthew of 314 ½ N. 17th St.; five sisters, Mrs. Genieve Stroh of Mandan, N.D., Mrs. Elizabeth Weinberger of California, Mrs. Anna Mary Keller of 305 Exposition Drive, Mrs. Katherine Schmidt of Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Margaret Olson of Yakima, Wash.; and seven grandchildren

KUNTZ, Martin
b. 1888 - Russia
d. Jan 1964
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 30 Jan 1964
DICKINSON, N.D.—Funeral services for Martin Kuntz, 75, of Dickinson were held Wednesday. Born in Russia in 1888. Married WILHELMINA GREFF . She died in 1962. Survived by his daughters, Mrs. Val Jordan of Lefor, Mrs. John Heidt of Dickinson, Mrs. Mike Wanner of New England, Mrs. Leo Stein of Gladstone, Helen Kuntz of Dickinson, and Cecelia Jorgenson of Dickinson; and 4 sons, Martin of Austin, Minn.; Simon, Henry and Peter of Dickinson

KUNTZ, Raymond P.
b. 30 Oct 1907 - Russia
d. 13 May 1975 - Livingston, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 15 May 1975
LIVINGSTON—Raymond P. Kuntz, 67, died Tuesday. Born Oct. 30, 1907, in Russia, a son of Leopold A. Kuntz. Married AMY STIEFEL. Survivors include the widow of Pray; a son, Leo T. Kuntz of Seattle WA; a daughter, Mrs. Robert W. Daem of 503 17th St. W., Billings; 2 brothers, Phillip Kuntz of Custer and Ralph Kuntz of 102 S. 33rd. St., Billings; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Julian Weinzelt of Custer, and Mrs. Glen Miller and Mrs. Ernest Hofmann, both of Havre; and 9 grandchildren

KUNTZ, Vincent
b. 1861 - Russia
d. 12 Aug 1944
From Billings MT Gazette, Sunday 13 Aug 1944
Kuntz, Vincent 1861-1944 - Vincent Kuntz, 83, died Saturday afternoon (Aug. 12). Born in Russia in 1861 and came to the US in 1882. Survivors include the widow, Elizabeth; four sons, Thomas Kuntz and Adam Kuntz of Custer, Jerome Kuntz of Pryor, and Fred Kuntz whose whereabouts is not known. A brother, Joseph Kuntz of Mandan ND also survives.

**KUPPER, Helen (Kronberger)
See Helen Kronberger

b. 13 Sep 1881 - Odessa, Russia -
d. 13 March 1969 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Friday 14 Mar 1969
Mrs. Rose M. Kupper, 87, Joliet, died Thursday morning. Born Sept. 13, 1881 at Odessa, Russia. Married MARTIN KUPPER. He died March 23, 1926. Survivors include her daughter; 3 sons, John of Racine, WI, Frank of Milwaukee, and Dominic of Kenosha, WI; a sister, Mrs. Frances Garbarino, Sebring, FL; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

b. 30 May 1900 - Kansas
d. 26 Jan 1976 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday 28 Jan 1976
LAUREL—Lena A. Knoll, wife of ANTHONY J. KNOLL, died of pneumonia late Monday night. Born May 30, 1900, in Kansas. Married Aug. 23, 1939. Survivors include the widower; a brother, George Kusnitsuf (? part illegible) of Oklahoma City; and a sister Mrs. Anna Henderson of Glendale, Calif.