**LABER, Elizabeth (Bekel)
See Elizabeth Bekel

b. 1 Nov 1892 - Dittel, Russia
d. 5 Mar 1964 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Friday 6 Mar 1964
Lackman, Henry E. 1892-1964 - Henry E. Lackman, 71, died Thursday morning (March 5). born in Dittel, Russia, Nov. 1, 1892, a son of Mr. and Mrs. David Lackman. Came to Emporia KS, in 1906. Married ANNA ELIZABETH STRECKER. Survived by the widow, two sons, Solomon and Henry Jr., of Route 1, Billings; seven daughters, Mrs. Jacob Lackman of Hardin; Mrs. William Stricker, 419 Howard Ave.; Mrs. Mae Ewell of Salt Lake City UT; Mrs. Lyle Sandbak of Broadview; Mrs. Rose Wag??man (garbled), 533 Custer Ave.; Mrs. Norris Geisick, Bridger, and Mrs. Robert Carney, 740 Yellowstone Ave.
A sister, Mrs. Catherine Strecker, 221 S. 35th St.; 31 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

b. 4 Apr 1890 - Russia
d. 26 Nov 1934 - Sanders
From Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 27 Nov 1934
Miller, Katie (Lackman) 1890-1934 - Mrs. Katie Miller, 44, wife of FRED MILLER, died Monday noon
Born in Russia April 4, 1890, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Henry Lackman. Besides her widower, Mrs. Miller is survived by 3 children, Fred, Jr., Elsie and David, all living at home; her father, now residing in Hesper, and several brothers and sisters. They are Harry Lackman of Miles City, George and David Lackman, Mrs. Alex Rider and Mrs. Jacob Popp, all of Billings.

LACKMAN, Mary Elizabeth
b. ca 1883 - Russia
d. 3 Feb 1931
From Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday 4 Feb 1931
Frank, Mary Elizabeth (Lackman) not given/ca.1883-1931 - Mary Elizabeth Frank, 47, died Tuesday (Feb. 3). Born in Russia . The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lackman. Besides her husband, GEORGE FRANK, THIRD, she is survived by six children, one brother and two sisters. The children are George, Alexander, Elizabeth, Julia, Mary and Martha, all living at home. The brother and sisters live in Russia. Also survived by two uncles, John Lackman of Laurel and George Ruff of Fresno CA.



LAGGE, Michael
b. ca 1859
d. 28 Feb 1944
From Helena MT The Independent Record, Friday 3 Mar 1944
Lagge, Michael not given/ca.1859-1944 - Cohagen—Funeral services were conducted Friday for Michael Lagge, 85, by the Rev. Norval Hegland of the First Lutheran church in Miles City. Born in Russia.
Nine children survive, including Jacob Lagge of Loveland CO, Mrs. Elizabeth Seckenlaible of Highmore SD, Henry Lagge of Beulah ND, Mrs. katy Kost of Washburn ND, Mrs. Lydia Bolland of Greeat Falls, Mrs. Minnie Hageman, Mrs. Rose Galand of Miles City, Carl Lagge of Sheridan WY and E. R. Lagge of Cohagen. (Montana Death Index – died 28 Feb 1944 age 85)

LAIB, John
b. 24 Sep 1883 - South Russia
d. 7 Jun 1952
From Bismarck Tribune, Monday 9 Jun 1952
Laib, John 1883-1952 - John Laib, 68, died Saturday. Born Sept. 24, 1883, in South Russia.
Married to LYDIA HARTMANN. Besides his widow, Mr. Laib leaves two sons, Theodore, Bismarck, and Helmuth, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Russell (Erna) Petersen, Washburn, Mrs. Lee (Viola) Patrow, Iron Mountain MI, and Mrs. Marvelin (Amanda) Thyberg, also of Washburn, and 10 grandchildren. Also leaves 3 brothers, Conrad, Tripp SD; Fred, Delmont, and Andrew, Mobridge SD, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Fred Haag, Eureka SD; Mrs. William Fink, Delmont, and Mrs. Gust Wiedel, Parkston SD.


b. 27 Mar 1948 - Newton, Kansas
d. 20 Dec 2008 - Topeka, Kansas
From Newton Kansan - Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Mary H. Keller, 60, passed away on Dec. 20, 2008. Born on March 27, 1948, in Newton, the daughter of Layne Bruce and Freda Louise Lawson Lairmore. Married JON R. KELLER. Survivors include: her husband, Jon of Topeka; sons, John Layne Keller and wife Aleasha Dawn and Jared Douglas Keller, all of Topeka; a daughter, Jessica Ann Davis and husband Andy, Shawnee; sisters, Marty Anderson, Galena, Md., and Jeanie Jennings and husband Terry, Newton; and four grandchildren, John Hayden Keller, Jackson Layne Keller, Sydney Catherine Davis and Aaron Scott Davis. Preceded in death by her father. .

**LAMBRECHT, Elaine E. Martin (Weigel)
See Elaine E. Weigel

b. 12 Nov 1958
d. 12 Nov 1958
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 13 Nov 1958
Funeral services for Mary Laura Lambrecht, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Lambrecht of 4437 Mitchell Ave., will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Dahl-Brown Chapel. The infant died at birth early Wednesday. Surviving besides the parents are a brother, Wayne, a sister, Sandra Lee, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Deines of 3510 6th Ave. S., and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Lambrecht of Worden.

**LANDEIS, Frankie Mozelle (Fredrick)
See Frankie Mozelle Fredrick

b. 2 Apr 1891 - Russia
d. 9 Dec 1956 - Mandan, North Dakota
From Bismarck Tribune, Tuesday 11 Dec 1956
Henry Landeis, 65, died Sunday. Born April 2, 1891, in Russia, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Landeis, and came to the United States in 1900 with his parents. Married ROSE YANTZER. She died Nov. 6, 1953. Survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Jacob Braun, Bismarck, and Mrs. Peter Knoll, Grand Forks; 4 sons, Edward and George, both of Mandan; Henry, Denver, and Joseph, Pasadena, CA; 3 sisters, Mrs. Joseph Steiner, Mandan; Margaret Landeis, Mendota, MN, and Mrs. Roy Fichter, Canada; 3 brothers, Paul and Ralph, both of Mandan, and Louis, Center, and 9 grandchildren. Three sisters preceded him in death.

**LANDEIS, Louise (Maier)
See Louise Maier

b. 2 Jul 1897 - Richardton, North Dakota
d. 15 Nov 1973 - Western Manor
From Billings MT Gazette, Friday 16 Nov 1973
Mrs. Anna Paridaen, 76, widow of GUST PARIDAEN, died Thursday night. Her husband died in 1954. Born July 2, 1897, in Richardton, N.D., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Landice. Married in Jul, 1920. Survivors include a son, Adolph Paridaen of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; two daughters, Mrs. Merle Fought of Miles City and Mrs. Don L. Smith of 1901 Robin Ave.; and two grandchildren.

**LANDICE, Ida (Fuchs)
See Ida Fuchs

LANG, Anthony Bernard
b. 24 Jan 1926 - Victoria, Kansas
d. 21 Jan 2009
Salina Journal - Monday, January 26, 2009
LENORA — Anthony Bernard Lang, 82, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009. Born Jan. 24, 1926, in Victoria to Bernard and Catherine (Dreiling) Lang. Preceded in death by: three brothers; and three sisters. Survivors: wife, Eleanor, of the home; son, Bernard Joseph (Rosemary) Lang, of Rapid City, S.D.; daughter, Sharon (Lynn) Zierlein, of Smith Center; a brother; a sister; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

LANG, John
b. unk - Russia
d. 18 Dec 1957
From Butte MT, The Montana Standard, Thursday 19 Dec 1957
Lang, John not given-1957 - John Lang of 118 S. Wyoming succumbed Wednesday. Born in Russia.
Survivors include the widow, Esther; son, Darwin, Butte; son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Meredith of Joliet IL; stepdaughters, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Livermore, of Butte, and 3 sisters, Mrs. A. J. Van Stappen of Spokane, Mrs. Lydia Haugen if Cashmere WA and Mrs. Kate Jeske of Warden WA

**LANG, Philomene Marie (Pfannenstiel)
See Philomene Marie Pfannenstiel

**LANGHOFER, Mary Ellen (Douglas)
See Mary Ellen Douglas

LANTZ, Joseph
b. 1925 - Hettinger County, North Dakota
d. 7 Sept 1969 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
From Billings MT Gazette, Sunday 14 Sep 1969
DICKINSON, N.D. - Joseph Lantz died September 7 (1969). Born in Hettinger County in N.D. in 1925, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lantz. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Frank Berger of Dickinson and 2 brothers Sebastian and Albert Lantz, both of Dickinson.

**LANZ, Amelia (Leingang)
See Amelia Leingang

LARSEN, Bobby G.
b. 27 Apr 1947 - Prescott, Arizona
d. 17 Jan 2009 - Leesburg, Florida
From Bismarck Tribune 20 Jan 09
Bobby G. Larsen, 61, died Jan. 17, 2009. Born April 27, 1947, in Prescott, Ariz., to Robert and Nettie (Tullos) Larsen. Married PEARL VOLK. Bobby's loved ones and friends who will fondly remember his favorite saying, "Okee Dokee," include his wife, Pearl Larsen, Mandan; his brother, Virgil (Laura) Larsen, Arizona; his father-in-law, Celes Volk, Mandan; his sisters-in-law, Elaine (Sheldon) Sime, Janice (Gary) Freeman and Nancy (Marvin) Klein; his brothers-in-law, Jim (Diana) Volk and Monte (Tina) Volk; and his special friends, Ernie and Betty Bergquist, Joe Wamsley, Billie and Mac Donaldson and Lucky Herford. Preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Nettie Larsen; and his mother-in-law, Eva (Betty) Volk.

LARSEN, Esther M.
b. 10 Nov 1930
d. 26 May 2009 - Salina, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Saturday, May 30, 2009
Esther M. Steinle, 78, of Salina, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Born Nov. 10, 1930, the daughter of Edward and Myra Larsen. Preceded in death by her husband, WILBUR (STEINLE), in 2000; daughter, Theresa Ann, in 1965; five brothers; and one sister. Survivors include three sons, Clair and Keith, of Salina, and Wil, of Wichita; two daughters, Regina Hendrickson and Karen Humphries, both of Salina; one brother, Steve Larsen; two sisters, Agnes Stamm, of Valley Center, and Rose Thomas, of Abilene; nine grandchildren, Shawn, Niki, Mike, Theresa, Mitchelle, Courtney, Arielle, Chris and Korey; and one great-grandson, Landon.

LARSEN, Lawrence Edward
b. 27 Feb 1915 - Bridger
d. 6 Feb 1971 - Powell, Wyoming
From Billings MT Gazette, Monday 8 Feb 1971
POWELL, Wyo.—Lawrence Edward Larsen, 55, died Saturday morning. Born Feb. 27, 1915, in Bridger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Larsen. Married MARY ROSE WETSCH. Survivors include the widow; three daughters, Mrs. Jo Kelly of Cody, Mrs. Robert Weathermon of Laurel and Mrs. Ronald Lynn of Cody; one son, Jerry Larsen of Powell; two sisters, Mrs. Pete Muller of Powell and Mrs. Bill Cox of Bridger; and four brothers, Paul of Powell, Oscar of Powell, Walter of Bridger and Robert Larsen of Williston, N.D.


LAUB, Kathleen
b. 13 Mar 1941 - Dickinson, North Dakota
d. 13 Jul 1955 - Antelope Creek
From Dickinson Press, Saturday July 16, 1955
Laub, Kathleen 1941-1955 - Services for drowning victims, Kathleen Laub and Adeline Stein, were to be held Saturday, July 16, from the St. Thomas Catholic church, Gladstone, with the Rev. Joseph Wacher officiating. The two were drowned when swimming in Antelope creek, July 13. Kathleen, 14, was born at Dickinson, March 13, 1941, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Laub. She is survived by her parents, 2 brothers, Robert, Gladstone; John, Eugene OR; and a sister, Mrs. Anton Beil, Dickinson and a grandfather, Mike Laub, Dickinson. Adeline Stein, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Stein was born at Taylor, May 25, 1941. Her survivors are her parents, 3 brothers, Leo, Taylor; John, Dickinson; and Ray in the army serving in Germany.

b. 31 Mar 1924 - Okeene, Oklahoma
d. 1 Feb 1989 - Enid, Oklahoma
From Enid News and Eagle
HILL, NORMA M. (LAUBACH) 1924-1989 - Norma M. (Laubach) Hill died Wednesday, February 1st, 1989. Born March 31st, 1924, at Okeene, Oklahoma. Married IRVIN HILL. Survivors include her husband; a son, Lonnie D. of Enid, Oklahoma; three daughters, Mary Rozelle of North Pole, Alaska; Susan Lansford of Owasso, Oklahoma and Kathie Hittle of Ponca City, Oklahoma; four brothers, Virgil Laubach of Torsington, Wyoming, Donald Wahl of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Eugene Laubach of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.; three sisters, Neoma Vanzant of Muskogee, Oklahoma; Norita Adam of Okeene, Oklahoma; and Nadine Benham of Carrollton, Texas and eight grandchildren.

b. 22 Oct 1915 - Shattuck, Oklahoma
d. 11 Dec 2008 - Canadian, Texas
From Hughs Funeral Home, Canadian, Texas
Jonah Laubhan - (October 22, 1915 - December 11, 2008) - Jonah Laubhan, 93, passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2008 in Canadian. Born on October 22, 1915 south of Shattuck, Oklahoma to the late Karl and Katherine (Reisig) Laubhan. Married GERTRUDE APPEL. She preceded him in death on November 13, 1998. Preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two sisters and a brother. Survivors include a son, Gary Laubhan and wife Mary; one sister, Lorene Hostutler and husband David; one special niece, Mary Lynn Schafer; and a host of extended family and friends.

b. 15 Sep 1932 - Lipscomb, Texas
d. 17 Mar 2005 - Ft. Cobb, Oklahoma
From Hughs Funeral Home - Canadian, Texas
Linden Laubhan(Sept. 15, 1932 - March 17, 2005) - Linden Laubhan, 72, died Thursday, March 17, 2005. Born on September 15, 1932 in Lipscomb, TX to the late Mr. Alex Laubhan and Mina Appel Laubhan. Married WILMA BOOTH. Survived by his wife, WILMA LAUBHAN of Ft. Cobb, OK; three sons, Jerry Laubhan and wife Jennie of Irving, TX; Rick Laubhan and wife Ida of Amarillo, TX; Carlton Laubhan and wife Brenda of Lewisville, TX; his step father and step mother, Clarence and Elma Lou Case of Lipscomb, TX; one brother, Gene Laubhan and wife Kenda of Amarillo, TX; one sister, Carol Cole and husband Charles of Canadian, TX; an aunt, Marie Schneider of Lipscomb, TX; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

b. 13 Sep 1925 - Lipscomb County, Texas -
d. May 2009 - Booker, Texas
From Hughs Funeral Home - Canadian, Texas
Lorene Hostutler - (September 13, 1925 - May 5, 2009) - Mrs. Lorene Hostutler, 83, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2009 in Booker, Texas. Born September 13, 1925 in Lipscomb County, TX to the late Mr. Karl Laubhan and Mrs. Kathryn (Reisig) Laubhan. Married DAVID
HOSTUTLER. Preceded in death by two brothers, Alex and Jonah Laubhan and two sisters, Leta and Martha Laubhan. Survived by her husband, David Hostutler of Higgins, TX; several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

LAUSTER, Eleonore L.
Spouse's parents from Russia
b. 18 Jul 1925 - Stuttgardt, Germany
d. 3 Feb 2009
From Salina Journal - Friday, February 6, 2008
RUSSELL -- Eleonore L. "Lore" Voos, 82, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009. Born July 18, 1926, in Stuttgart, Germany, to Valentin and Maria (Rau) Lauster. Survivors include her husband, DEAN (VOOS), of the home; sons, Bob and wife Elaine, of Russell, and John and wife Kim, of Austin, Texas; daughters, Connie McMillen and husband Ken, and Tammy Krug, all of Russell; sisters, Anni Mossner, of Stuttgart and Margot Dishman, of Grover City, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

LAUSTER, Eleonore L. "Lore"
Spouses parents from Russia
b. 18 Jul 1926 - Stuttgart, Germany
d. 3 Feb 209 - Hays, Kansas
From Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell, Kansas - February 7, 2009
Eleonore L. "Lore" (Lauster) Voos, 82, died Tuesday, February 3, 2009. Born July 18, 1926, in Stuttgart Germany, the daughter of Valentin and Maria (Rau ) Lauster. Met DEAN WILBUR VOOS in Germany. Married March 1, 1952 in Stuttgart. This union was blessed with four children; Bob, Connie, Tammy and John. Surviving family include her husband of 56 years, Dean of the home; sons, Bob Voos and wife Elaine of Russell and John Voos and wife Kim of Austin, Texas; daughters, Connie McMillen and husband Ken and Tammy Krug all of Russell; sisters, Anni Mossner of Stuttgart, Germany and Margot Dishman of Groover City, California; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, brother Ernst Lauster and sisters, Gertrude Heimgartner and Hella McElroy.

b. 3 Jun 1947 - Great Bend, Kansas -
d. 19 Dec 2008
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - December 2008
LA CROSSE - M. Lynn (Legleiter) Scantlin, 61, passed away on Dec. 19, 2008. Survivors include: husband, Mike; sons, David and Craig; daughter, Sarahbeth Spasojevich and husband Steve; and grandchildren, Jack, Andrew and Simone Spasojevich. Preceded in death by her parents, Nell and Leo Legleiter.

**LEHMAN, Dorothy (Schmidt)
See Dorothy Schmidt


b. 28 Jul 1909 - Halstead, Kansas
d. 16 May 2009 - Halstead, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, May 18, 2009
HALSTEAD - Neva Keller, 99, died Saturday, May 16, 2009. Born July 28, 1909, in Halstead, to John Michael and Malvina Allen Lehman. Married ARTHUR BENTON CHARLES KELLER in Anthony. He died December 14, 1998. Survivors include: a son, Robert (Charlotte) Keller, Halstead; daughters, Katherine Ewy Halstead, and Carol (Vernon) Nightingale, Ft. Cobb, Okla.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant son, John Arthur Keller; a grandson, Donald Nightingale; a sister, Florence Mirick; and a son-in-law, Forrest Ewy.

LEHR, Peter
b. 24 Sep 1875 - Russia
d. 19 Feb 1969 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 20 Feb 1969
Lehr, Peter 1876-1969 - Peter Lehr, 92, living with a daughter, Mrs. Lydia Bigaman, died Wednesday (Feb. 19). Born in Russia Sept. 24, 1875. Married EVA KILDOW. Other survivors include a son, Alex, 235 Broadwater Ave., five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

b. 1881 - Kilkohn, Russia
d. 30 Mar 1954
From Idaho Falls ID, Post-Register, Thursday 1 Apr 1954
Leibsohn, Lewis 1881-1954 - Lewis Leibsohn, 73, died Tuesday evening (March 30). Born in Kilkohn, Russia, in 1881. His father died, when Leibsohn was a youth. Only known survivors are three brothers, Phillip, Sam and Nathan Leibsohn.

LEIKAM, Allen "Jim"
b. 15 Sept 1938 - Hays, Kansas
d. 9 Apr 2009 - Hays, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Sunday, April 12, 2009
Allen "Jim" Leikam died April 9, 2009. born September 15, 1938, to Edmund and Lucy (Linenberger) Leikam in Hays. Married VERNETTA WASINGER. Married SHARON CLARK. Recently celebrated 26 years of marriage. Survived by his wife, Sharon; and children, Lean Ross and husband, Jeff, of Johnstown, Colorado; Stephanie Seahorn and husband, Jerry, of Longview, Texas; Darren Hawks of Tyler, Texas; KC Hawks and wife, Brandy, of Phoenix, Arizona; Debbie Alvarez and husband, Claudio, of Hays; and sister, Bernetta Ereth of Pueblo, Colorado. Also leaves behind nine adoring grand-children; Chris, Zach, Heather, Trenton, Annily, Terri, Josh, Riley, and Kealani; and one great-grandchild, Remington. Preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Janel; and grandson, Martin.

**LEIKAM, Lucille M. (Schrandt)
See Lucille M. Schrandt

LEIKER, Coletta H.
b. 28 May 1917 - Munjor, Kansas
d. 26 Dec 2008 - Ransom, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, December 28, 2008
RANSOM - Coletta H. Luetters, 91, passed away Friday, Dec. 26, 2008. Born May 28, 1917, in Munjor, the daughter of Alex and Margaret Pfannenstiel Leiker. She was one of 13 children. Married GEORGE J. LUETTERS. He died in 1967. Survivors include: a son, Douglas and wife Judy, Dodge City; daughters, Velma and Fred Garcia, Felton, Calif., and Donna Luetters, Wichita; a sister, Martina Farrington; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband George, and a daughter, Thelma Ciempa.

b. 2 Oct 1912 - Walker, Kansas
d. 20 Feb 2009
From Salina Journal - Tuesday, February 24, 2009
QUINTER -- Leona Zerr, 96, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2009. Born Oct. 2, 1912, in Walker, to Peter and Angela (Befort) Leiker. Preceded in death by: husband, Roy; brothers, Herbert, Robert, Edward, Elmer and Wilbert Leiker; and sisters, Loretta Jacobs, Sister Angela Leiker and Alma Stevenson. Survivors: sons, LeRoy, of Hemet, Calif., Gerald, of Issaquah, Wash., and Robert, of Fort Worth, Texas; daughter, Delores
Lesseig, of Kirksville, Mo.; brother, Henry Leiker; sisters, Mary Thiel, Wilda Black, Alice Espinosa and Lydia Henry; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

LEIKER, Luella M.
b. 18 Jul 1920 - Victoria, Kansas
d. 19 Dec 2008 - Hays, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Sunday, December 21, 2008
Luella M. Dreiling, 88, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2008. Born July 18, 1920, in Victoria to Pius and Anna (Sander) Leiker. Married LINUS A. DREILING. He preceded her in death Feb. 6, 1979. Survivors include a son, Leslie A. Dreiling and wife, Cheryl, McLean, Va.; a daughter, Lorelle M. Dreiling, Hays; three brothers, Robert Leiker and wife, Velma, Victoria, Neon Leiker, Independence, and Laurian Leiker and wife, Janice, Ellis; five sisters, Armella Wasinger-Thompson, Russell, Mary Aquina Rajewski and husband, Howard, Vincent, Theresa Haselhorst and Ethel Gatschet and husband, George, all of Hays, and Mary Ellen Schmidtberger and husband, Daniel, Hill City; a brother-in-law, Tom Wiesner, Punto Gorda Fla.; two sisters-in-law, Ann Leiker, Hays, and Ada Leiker, Great Bend; three grandchildren, Melissa Jennrich, Michelle Collazo and Dr. Jennifer Dreiling; and a great-grandson, Kristopher Collazo.
Preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Gilbert Leiker and Elmer Leiker; and a sister, Rosaline Wiesner.

LEIKER, Servin S.
b. 6 Jun 1919 - Munjor, Kansas
d. 5 Jan 2009 - Hays, Kansas
From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - Wednesday, January 7, 2009
HAYS — Severin S. Leiker, 89, died Jan. 5 (2009). Born June 6, 1919, at Munjor, to Sebastian and Mary (Pfannenstiel) Leiker. Married MARIE RIEDEL. She died Oct. 27, 2000. Survivors include two sons, Irvin Leiker and wife Terry, and Ernie Leiker and wife Sandy, all of Hays; three daughters, Marietta Schupman and husband Arlyn of Hays, Edna Rupp and husband Harland of Hoisington and Melinda Thomas and husband Dale of Alamo, Texas; one sister, Lidwina Ruder of Hays; 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ted and Alvin, three sisters, Odilia Leiker, Marcella Giebler and Rosemary Urban, and four infant brothers and sisters.

LEIKER, Sylvester C. "Charlie"
b. 11 Dec 1934 - Munjor, Kansas
d. 23 May 2009 - Hays, Kansas
From Hays (Kan) Daily News - May 26, 2009
Sylvester C. "Charlie" Leiker, 74, died Saturday, May 23, 2009. Born Dec. 11, 1934, in Munjor to Alex and Victorine (Suppes) Leiker. Married ANITA RUPP. Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Mitchell Leiker and wife, Laura, and Christopher Leiker Sr. and wife, Linda, all of Hays; two brothers, Vernon Leiker and wife, Carolyn, Gardner, and Donald Leiker and wife, Jane, Hays; four grandchildren, Andrew and Alex Leiker, Christopher, Jr. and wife, Cassie, and Amber Autenrieth and husband, Daniel; two step-grandchildren, Craig and Sheila McGuire; five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents and a niece, Kayla Augustine.

**LEIKER, Veleta Darlene (Dreher)
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b. 17 Feb 1880 - Russia
d. 21 Jun 1954 - Bismarck, North Dakota
From Bismarck Tribune, Thursday 24 Jun 1954
Mrs. Joseph Lanz, Sr., 74, died Monday morning . Born Feb. 17, 1880, in Russia, Mrs. Lanz was the former Amelia Leingang, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Leingang. Married JOSEPH LANZ. In addition to her husband, she leaves the following sons and daughters: Mike, William, Al, Mrs. A. E. Helbling, and Mrs. Joseph Bender, all of Mandan; Mrs. Addison Howell, Bismarck; Mrs. Anna Savoy, Virginia, Minn.; Joseph Jr., Lemmon, S.D.; Jack, New Ulm, Minn.; Mrs. Harry Procter, Chicago, and Mrs. Ed Connelly, Breckenridge Minn. Also leaves two brothers, Nicholas Leingang, Mandan, and Anton Leingang, Yakima, Wash.; one sister, Mrs. Mary Bullinger, Mandan, 45 grandchildren and 24-great-grandchildren. One daughter died in infancy.

LEINGANG, Daniel Joseph
b. 20 Mar 1952 - Yakima, Washington
d. 28 Nov 2008 - Yakima, Washington
From Yakima WA Herald Tribune 2 Dec 08
YAKIMA - Daniel Joseph Leingang, Sr., 56, passed away Friday, November 28, 2008. Born March 20, 1952 in Yakima, WA to John Peter and Gladys Grace (Schultz) Leingang. Survived by three sons, Steve (Judy) Shotwell of Marysville, WA, Dan (Trena) Leingang, Jr. of Yakima and Chad (Julie) Leingang of Del Valle, TX; four grandchildren, Josh, Megan and Chance Leingang and Kayla Shotwell, also brothers and sisters, Marcella Cearlock of Texas, Bernnie Leingang of Puyallup, Netty Fredrick, Albert Leingang, Alice Walker, Shirley Froman, Robert Leingang, Mike Leingang, Kevin Leingang and Johnny Leingang, all of Yakima. Preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Jacob Richard Shotwell.

b. 3 Jul 1874 - Odessa, Russia
d. 28 May 1956 - Mandan, North Dakota
From Bismarck Tribune, Thursday 31 May 1956
Nick Leingang, 81, died Monday. Born in Odessa, Russia, on July 3, 1874, a son of Peter Leingang. Came to U. S. in 1893. Married REGINA BENDER. In addition to his wife, he leaves five daughters, Mrs. George Hoffman, and Mrs. I. E. Stoltz, Mandan; Mrs. Jack Helbling and Mrs. Christ Reisenauer, St. Anthony, and Mrs. William Weileman, McIntosh, S.D.; two sons, Anton, Mandan, and Nick, Tacoma, Wash.; 49 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren; one brother, Anton, Yakima, Wash., and one sister, Mrs. Jack Bullinger, Mandan. Preceded by two daughters.

LEIS, Marie E.
b. 17 Jan 1875 - Russia
d. 17 Jan 1938
From Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday 19 Jan 1938
Leis, Marie E. (____) 1875-1938 - Mrs. Marie E. Leis, 63, wife of ANDREW LEIS, was born, married and died on the same date, January 17. Born in Russia, Jan. 17, 1875. Surviving besides the widower are five daughters, Mrs. C. P. Deutsch of Dayton WY; Mrs. A. Schilling, Mrs. G. A. Casper and Mrs. H. Williams, all of Sheridan WY, and Freida Leis of Big Horn WY; four sons, Alex Leis of Sheridan, Jacob Leis of Elbow Lake MN; John Leis of Fargo ND and Victor Leis of Portland OR, a sister in Colorado, 22 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

**LEIS, Sarah Hopp (Grasmick)
See Sarah Grasmick

LENTZ, Paulina
b. ca 1872 - Russia
d. 13 May 1945
From Helena MT The Independent Record, Friday 18 May 1945
Lentz, Paulina (___) not given/ca.1872-1945 - Polson, May 18.—Mrs. Paulina Lentz, 73, died Sunday (May 13). Born in Russia. Married to WILLIAM LENTZ. Surviving besides Mr. Lentz are six sons, Christian Lentz of California; August Lentz of Libby; John Lentz of Pablo; Sgr. Andrew Lentz with the Army in the Pacific; Jacob Lentz of Wenatchee WA and Emil Lentz of Linden WA and thre daughters, Mrs. Mary Schmidt of North Dakota; Mrs. Eva Krittler of Portland OR and Mrs. Emma Sanden of California.


b. 15 Oct 1886 - Zadra, Russia
d. 11 Oct 1955 - Dickinson, North Dakota
From Bismarck Tribune, Thursday 13 Oct 1955
Kubista, Theresa (Lepenski) 1886-1955 - DICKINSON—Mrs. Theresa Kubista, 69, died Tuesday (11 Oct 55). Born in Zadra, Russia, on Oct. 15, 1886, the daughter of Joseph and Anna Lepenski. Married to JULIUS KUBISTA. She leaves 3 sons, Valentine, Tacoma WA, John, Bowman, and Harry, Mandan; six daughters, Mrs. Ann McDonald, Phoenix AZ, Mrs. Caroline Krogh, Anoka MN, Mrs. Cecilia Reisenauer, Tacoma WA, Mrs. Theresa Goldade, New Rockford, Mrs. Isabelle Ridl, Dickinson, and Mrs. Violet Pesheck, Dickinson, and one sister, Mrs. Joseph Chastek, Sr., Dickinson.


LEPPKE, Elmer H.
b. 17 Mar 1918 - Marion, Kansas
d. 30 May 2009 - Marion, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, June 2, 2009
MARION - Elmer H. Leppke, 91, died May 30, 2009. Born March 17, 1918, in rural Marion. Married LILLIAN HARMS. She survives. Other survivors include: sons, Merle H., Marion, and Bob W., Houston; daughter, Marilyn Heier, Park City; sisters, Gladys Janzen, Hillsboro, and Ann Voth, Hutchinson; stepsister, Hannah, Wichita; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

LEPPKE, Elmer K.
b. 17 Mar 1918 - Marion, Kansas
d. 30 May 2009 - Wichita, Kansas
From Hillsboro Star Journal - June 3, 2009
Elmer K. Leppke, 91, died May 30 (2009). Born March 17, 1918, on a family farm south of Marion. Married LILLIAN HARMS. His parents and two sisters preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Lillian, of the home; two sons, Merle H. of Marion, and Bob W. of Houston; a daughter, Marilyn Heier of Park City; two sisters, Gladys Janzen of Hillsboro and Ann Voth of Hutchinson; a stepsister, Hannah of Wichita; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild

**LIBAL, Laverne M. Frederking (Wanek)
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**LICHTI, Betty Ann (Zerger)
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LIEBL, Leonard
b. 6 Sep 1907 - Ellenwood, Kansas
d. 3 May 2009 - Kingman County, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, May 5, 2009 - Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
ST. LEO - Leonard Liebl, 101, died May 3, 2009. Born Sept. 6, 1907, in Ellinwood, to Conrad and Ida Roth Liebl. Married ALTA CARTER. She survives. Other survivors include: sons, Ron, Douglas, and Bob; sister, Yolanda "Butch" Criser; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grand-children. Preceded in death by three brothers, and four sisters.

**LIND, Frieda Henrick (Schneider)
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LIND, Vivian M.
b. 15 Jul 1931 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
d. 2 Jan 2009 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 6 Jan 2009
Vivian M. Ewing, 77, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009. Born July 15, 1931, at Scottsbluff, the daughter of Jacob and Amolia (Kraft) Lind. Married DUANE EWING. Survivors include her sons, Jacob (Vicki) Ewing of Mitchell, and Arvene (Debbie) Ewing; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents; husband on Nov. 24, 1981; and her sister, Fern

**LINDHORST, Margie A. (Nuss)
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b. 7 Sep 1879 - Frank, Russia
d. 8 Oct 1967 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Monday 9 Oct 1967
Mrs. Mary Lipsack Amen, 88, died Sunday morning. Born Sept. 7, 1879, at Frank, Russia, and came to Lincoln, Neb., in 1902. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Marie Wagner of Billings, Mrs. Kathleen Cooper of Tacoma, Wash., Mrs. Henry Kaiser of Park City, Mrs. Phillip Fox of Sunnyside Wash., and Mrs. Robert McKeown of Casper, Wyo.; 13 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren.

LIPSCOMB, Lois Lee (Jacobs)
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LITT, Herman B.
b. 22 Dec 1907 - Saskatchewan, Canada
d. 22 Feb 1954 - Redondo Beach, Calif.
From Bismarck Tribune, Tuesday 23 Feb 1954
Litt, Herman B. 1907-1954 - Redondo Beach, Calif—Herman B. Litt, 47, died Monday. Born in Saskatchewan, Canada, Dec. 22, 1907. Besides his widow, nee CONNIE ERHARDT, leaves 3 children. They are Mrs. Edwin Cotter, Mrs. Robert Spenser and Donald Litt, all of Redondo Beach. Also leaves 2 grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Joseph Glaser, Mrs. Alfred McClellan, Joseph Litt and Leo Litt, all of Bismarck; Mrs. M. M. Glaser, Tacoma WA and Anton Litt, Jamestown.

**LOEFFLER, Ginny (Donaldson)
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**LOEPP, Dorothy M. (Neufeldt)
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LOEWEN, Bill and Mary Ida - 60th Wedding Anniversary
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, April 12, 2009
Bill and Mary Ida Loewen, McPherson, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. April 19 at the Cedars Wellness Center in McPherson. Loewen and the former MARY IDA HAAG were married April 24, 1949, in McPherson. Hosts for the event will be their daughter, Glenna Balsick, McPherson, and their three granddaughters, Jenna Balsick, Calhan, Colo., Sydney Balsick, McPherson, and Kristen Jukes, Topeka. Another daughter is the late Janice Jukes.

LOEWEN, Rubena
b. 14 Aug 1916
d. 19 Apr 2009
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday - April 21, 2009
HILLSBORO - Rubena Loewen Jost, 92, died April 19, 2009. Born Aug. 14, 1916, to Isaac and Agnes Cornelsen Loewen. Married FRANCIS F. JOST. He died in 1997. Survivors include: son, Larry K. and wife Sherry, Peabody; daughter, Sylvia King, Belmont, Calif.; sister, Adena Feil, Vista, Calif.; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

LOEWEN, Rubena
b. 14 Aug 1916 - Collinsville, Oklahoma
d. 19 Apr 2009
From Salina Journal- Tuesday, April 21, 2009
HILLSBORO -- Rubena (Loewen) Jost, 92, died Sunday, April 19, 2009. Born Aug. 14, 1916, in Collinsville, Okla., to Isaac and Agnes (Cornelsen) Loewen. Preceded in death by her husband, Francis, in 1997. Survivors include her son, Larry (Sherry), of Peabody; daughter, Sylvia King, of Belmont, Calif.; sister, Adena Feil, of Vista, Calif.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

LOEWEN, Rubena
b. 14 Aug 1916 - Collinsville, Oklahoma
d. 19 Apr 2009 - Peabody, Kansas
From Hillsboro Star Journal - Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Rubena Jost, 92, of Hillsboro, died April 19, 2009. Born Aug. 14, 1916, in Collinsville, Okla., she was the daughter of Isaac and Agnes (Cornelsen) Loewen. Married FRANCIS JOST. He died in 1997. Survivors include a son, Larry K. Jost of Peabody; a daughter, Sylvia King of Belmont, Calif.; a sister, Adena Feil of Vista, Calif; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

LOEWEN, Vesta B.
b. abt 1919
d. 2 Mar 2009 - Meade, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, March 10, 2009
MEADE - Vesta B. Loewen, 90, died Monday afternoon, March 2, 2009. Funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church.

LOHMAN, Raymond Winfred
b. 25 Feb 1917
d. 7 Feb 2009 - Syracuse, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, February 9, 2009
SYRACUSE - Raymond "Pete" Winfred Lohman, 91, died Feb. 7, 2009. Born Feb. 25, 1917. Married HAZEL SCHULTHEISS. She survives. Other survivors include: a son, Raymond Dwight; a daughter, Cynthia Gallant; a brother, Leroy; a sister, Ella Maune; a grandson, Raymond Lloyd Gallant; three grandchildren; and his beloved dog and companion, Misty.

b. 10 Oct 1919 - Halstead, Kansas
d. 24 Apr 2009 - Mankato, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, April 29, 2009
MAKATO - Helen M. Kramer, 89, died April 24, 2009. Born Oct. 10, 1919, in Halstead, to Charles and Florence Lohmeyer. Married GEORGE R. KRAMER. He survives. Other survivors include: a son, George R., Jr.; a daughter, Kathy Freshwater; four grandchildren, Robert, George R., III, Michelle, and Katie; and five great-grandchildren.

b. 14 Jun 1879 - Russia
d. 5 Jun 1943
From Billings MT Gazette, Sunday 6 Jun 1943
Lohrenz, Conrad 1879-1943 - Conrad Lohrenz, 63, died Saturday (Jun. 5). Born in Russia on June 14, 1879, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Lohrenz. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Katherine Lohrenz; eight sons, George, Harry, Edwin, Harvey and Robert, all of Deaver, John of Powell WY, William of Frannie WY, and Victor, stationed with the Navy at Whidby Island. Also survived by 6 daughters, Ruth and Glorianne of Deaver, Mrs. Adolph Doer of Lovell, Mrs. Gottlieb Winterholler of Tacoma WA, Mrs. Adam Brill of Frannie, Mrs. Houston West of Byron WY and by 17 grandchildren.

b. 30 Aug 1930 - Junction City, Kansas
d. 3 Feb 2009
From Wichita Eagle - Thursday, February 5, 2009
Longhofer, K. Nanette, 78, died Feb. 3, 2009. Born Aug. 30, 1930 in Junction City, KS. Preceded in death by children, Robert Dale and Susan Kay Longhofer. Survivors include: husband of 55 years, FRED G. LONGHOFER; grandchildren, Bobby Stansbury, Amie Manning; great-grandchildren, Christopher Stansbury, Kyla Beasley and Brady Manning.

b. 30 Aug 1930 - Junction City, Kansas
d. 3 Feb 2009
From Abilene Reflector-Chronicle - Saturday, February 7, 2009
K. Nanette Longhofer, 78, died Feb. 3, 2009. Born Aug. 30, 1930, in Junction City. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Fred LONGHOFER; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her children, Robert Dale and Susan Kay Longhofer.

LONGHOFER, Robert W. Sr.
b. abt 1932
d. 12 May 2009 - St. Louis, Missouri
From Wichita Eagle - Thursday, May 14, 2009
Longhofer, Robert W. Sr., 77, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009. Son of the late Fred and Emily Longhofer; Survived by wife, PEGGY LONGHOFER, father of Robert Longhofer Jr. and Crystal Ann Cobert; grandfather of Tiffany Hinkle; great-grandfather of Sebastian Bell; brother of Fred Longhofer, Dr. Paul (Jan) Longhofer, Virginia Mosien and the late Jack Longhofer, Kenny Longhofer, Dick Longhofer, Don Longhofer and Phyllis Spring.

**LONGMIRE, Glenelle (Heinitz)
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**LOOSE, Irene (Yakel)
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LOOSE, Larry David
b. 9 Jul 1951 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska -
d. 30 Jun 2009 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - from 7/1/2009 - 7/4/2009
Larry David Loose, 57, died Tuesday, June 30, 2009. Born July 9, 1951 in Scottsbluff, to Walter and Helen (Keller) Loose. Survived by his twin brother Garry (Gay) Loose of Scottsbluff, niece and her children Sarah (Raul) Flores, Bailie and Alex of Gering, and nephew and his children Trevor Romey, Trent and Jazmine of Oregon. Preceded in death by his parents, one son, one daughter and sister Cathy Kincaid.

LORAN, Henry
b. 1891 - Yankton, South Dakota
d. Mar 1965
From Billings Montana Gazette - Thursday, March 25, 1965
Henry Loran Rites Held at Dickinson . Born in Yankton, S.D., in 1891. Married EVA HERTZ at Dickinson. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. William Olson of Vancouver, Wash., Mrs. Gil Smith of Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Francis Olheiser of Dickinson; two sons, Val and Jake of Seattle; and 19 grandchildren.

LORAN, Joseph Henry
b. 18 Oct 1904 - Richardson
d. 21 Jan 1956 - Jamestown, North Dakota
From Dickinson Press, Thursday 25 Jan 1956
Loran, Joseph Henry 1904-1956 - Joseph Henry Loran died at Jamestown, Saturday, Jan. 21 (1956).
Born on Oct. 18, 1904 the son of Henry J. and Elizabeth Loran. His mother survives him. Married BARBARA PFAU. A son and 3 daughters were born to them. They are Robert Loran of Greybull WY; Mrs. Robert Blankenbaker, Cody WY; Mrs. Edward Brown, Long Beach CA; and Mr. Elmer Hoyt, Rawlings WY. Other survivors are 9 grandchildren; 8 sisters, Mrs. Leonard Hecker, Mrs. Matt Hegel, Mrs. George Gartner, Mrs. Caroline Schaff, Mrs. Anton Freidt, Mrs. Steve Tebau, Mrs. Peter Tkach and Miss Rosemary Loran and 2 brothers, John and Henry Loran.

b. abt 1930 - North Dakota
d. 25 May 1952 - Corona Naval Hospital
From Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 27 May 1952
Los Angeles, May 26 AP—The charge against a man who invited two marines to his apartment for a round of drinks will be changed to murder as the result of the death of one. Private First Class Keith Loran, 22, died Sunday night at Corona Naval Hospital. His friend, Private First Class Loren Ticknor, 22, still is in serious condition at the hospital. Both marines were stationed at Camp Pendleton, Cal. Loran’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Loran, and a brother, Gerald Loran, are of Billings, Mont. His wife and two children reside at Seattle, where he attended school. (NOTE: This obituary contains information covering the deaths)


LORAN, Theobald
b. 1 Mar 1888 - Russia
d. 6 Sep 1954 -Mandan, North Dakota
From Bismarck Tribune, Wednesday 8 Sep 1954
Theobald Loran, 66, victim of an accidental gunshot wound at his Mandan home Monday.
Born in Russia, March 1, 1888, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Loran. His wife was the former FRANCES SHANER. Surviving are a son, Edward, Mandan, two daughters, Mrs. Ted Louer, Maple Lake, Minn., and Mrs. Jack Kupper, Tacoma, Wash., and 10 grandchildren.

**LOSEKE, Delores (Stricker)
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b. 22 Jan 1920 - San Franciso, Calif.
d. 25 Nov 2001 - Ukiah, Calif.
From Ukiah CA Daily Journal, Tuesday 27 Nov 2001
Olhiser, Anita (Lubich) 1920-2001 - Anita Olhiser, 81, died Sunday Nov. 25, 2001. Born Jan. 22, 1920 at San Francisco. Survived by her daughter, Diane Martinelli of Ukiah; sons, Wayne Sr. of Petaluma and Marty and wife Cheri Olhiser of Santa Rosa; and a brother, Rudy Lubich of Jackson. Also leaves grandchildren Dan and Kim Stophlet, Denise Stophlet, Cathy Martinelli, Wayne Jr. and Kim Olhiser, Chris and Kara Olhiser, Brian and Kerri Olhiser, Scott and Cary Olhiser, Alan Martinelli and Diane and Monte Jordan. She is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband RAY (OLHISER) in 1979 and by her brothers Pete and Marty Lubich and by her sister Kay Schwab.

LUCAS, Beth Evelyn
b. 14 Nov 1926 - Shelby, Nebraska
d. 13 Jan 2009 - Gering, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 16 Jan 2009
Beth Evelyn Bauer, 82, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009. Born Nov. 14, 1926, in Shelby. Neb. to Charles and Helen (Mcgrew) Lucas. Married ALVIN L. BAUER and to this union three children were born, JoAnn, William and James. Survived by her husband of 59 years, Alvin; daughter, JoAnn (William) Lathrop of Gering; son, William D. (Janet) Bauer of Gering; grandchildren, Lindsey Lathrop, Shana Lathrop (fiance, Levi Twombly), Erin Bauer, Meagan (Andy) Stobel and Victoria Bauer; and two great-grandchildren, Sheridan and Carter. Preceded in death by her parents and son, James P. Bauer.

b. 2 Apr 1871 - Poland, Russia
d. 26 Feb 1930
From Billings MT Gazette, Friday 28 Feb 1930
Ludwig, Helen (____) 1871-1930 - Mrs. Helen Ludwig, wife of JULIUS LUDWIG, died Wednesday night. Born April 2, 1871, in Poland, Russia. Besides her husband, she is survived by 3 daughters and 3 sons: Mrs. Ada Eoff (?name is garbled), Portland OR; Mrs. A. J. Stewart, Silver Lake WA; Mrs. Leonard Robertson, Stevensville MT; Leon Ludwig, Tacoma, and Fred and Edward of Laurel. Also mourned by 8 grandchildren and by 3 sisters and 2 brothers in Russia.

LUDWIG, Richard Hugh
b. unk
d. unk
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, April 26, 2009
Richard Hugh Ludwig has gone to be with his creator after a long illness. He is survived by his son, Dr. Edward Ludwig; two daughters, Jane Roberts and Katherine Kells, and one brother, Jack Ludwig.

LUEKER, Shirley A.
b. 6 Jan 1937
d. 17 Jan 2009 - Herington, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Friday, January 23, 2009
HERINGTON -- Shirley A. May, 75, died Saturday morning, Jan. 17, 2009. Born Jan. 6, 1937, daughter of Wm. and Lorna (Weber) Lueker

LUERMAN, Florence Elizabeth
b. 16 Jun 1922 - Dubuque, Kansas
d. 23 Feb 2009 - Hutchinson, Kansas
From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - Wednesday February 25, 2009
BUNKER HILL — Florence Elizabeth (Luerman) Cook, 86, of Bunker Hill, died Feb. 23. Born June 16, 1922, on the family farm north of Dubuque. Married EARL EDWIN COOK. He preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 1994. Surviving family includes four children, Rodney Cook of Lucas, Ryan Cook and wife Kathy, Lana Green and Crystal Dana, all of Bunker Hill; three sisters, Vergie Heffel of Luray, Blanche Hilgenberg of Ellis and Gloria Waymaster of Bunker Hill; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Clayton Luerman and Clarence Luerman, a sister, Violet Bennett, and a daughter-in-law, ElNora Cook.

**LUETTERS, Coletta H. (Leiker)
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LUFT, Alexander
b. 8 Sep 1897 - Russia
d. 11 Jun 1971 - Wolf Point
From Billings MT Gazette, Sunday 13 Jun 1971
Luft, Alexander 1897-1971 - Culbertson—Alexander Luft, 73, died Friday (June 11). Born in Russia Sept. 8, 1897. Married MAGDALENA MITTLIDER. Survivors include the widow; one son, Conrad, Froid; two daughters, Mary Scott and Mrs. Mary Madsen, both of Billings; two brothers, David, Culbertson, and Gottlieb, Froid; two sisters, Mrs. Ed Kafchube, Culbertson, and Mrs. Molly Swainsen, Polson; four grandchildren.

**LUPHER, Betty J. (Zeiler)
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LUTZ, Mrs. Gust
b. 5 Jun 1891 - Russia
d. 1954 - Bismarck, North Dakota
From Bismarck Tribune, Monday 3 May 1954
Lutz, Mrs. Gust (Schultz) 1891-1954 - Hebron—Mrs. Gust Lutz, 62, died Friday. Born June 5, 1891, in Russia, the daughter of Carl and Caroline Achtenberger Schultz. Married GUST LUTZ. In addition to her husband, she leaves 2 sons, Arthur Lutz, Missoula MT and Ruben Lutz, San Lorenzo CA; 2 sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Dittus, Lodi CA and Mrs. Kattie Yagues, Rupert; 4 brothers, Ed Schultz, Lodi; Alex Schultz, Beulah; Carl C. Schultz, Burley ID, and John Schultz, Rupert, and 4 grandchildren.

LYNE, Wilma Edith
b. 14 Nov 1921 - Miltonvale, Kansas
d. 4 Jan 2009 - McPherson, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, January 6, 2008
McPHERSON - Wilma Edith Unruh, 87, died Jan. 4, 2009. Born Nov. 14, 1921, in Miltonvale, the daughter of Will and Edith Corn Lyne. Married DEEMER D. UNRUH. He died Sept. 3, 2003. Survivors include: son, Tim, McPherson; daughter, Dea Carlson, Kearney, Mo.; brother, Charles Lyne, Gladstone, Mo.; and six grandchildren, Amy Beach, Chellie Carlson, Brad Carlson, Will Unruh, Jenny Unruh, and Lauren Unruh. Preceded in death by a sister.