WAGNER, Anna Margaret
b. 18 Jan 1886 - Russia
d. 13 Dec 1945
From Billings MT Gazette, Friday 14 Dec 1945
Scheafer, Anna Margaret (Wagner) 1886-1945 - Mrs. Anna Margaret Scheafer, 59, wife of HENRY SCHEAFER, died Thursday (Dec. 13). Born in Russia Jan. 18, 1886, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Wagner. Besides her widower and her parents, who reside at Culbertson, she is survived by 7 sons, George Scheafer and William Scheafer, both of Shepherd, Henry Scheafer of Zurich, David Scheafer of Portland OR, Sgt. Conrad H. Scheafer, serving with military forces in the Philippine Islands, and Cpl. John Scheafer and Sgt. August Scheafer, both of whom recently arrived in the US after overseas service with military forces; five daughters, Mrs. George Neibaur of Chinook, Mrs. Walter Belden of 404 Cook avenue, Mrs. Alvin Aders of 3314 Fifth avenue south, Mrs. Ed Gabel of Billings route 1 and Miss Marguerite Scheafer, at home; four sisters, Mrs. August Eschenbacher of Froid, Mrs. John Knopp of Hamilton, Mrs. Henry Hoffman of Culbertson and Mrs. George Kole of Columbia Falls, and 36 grandchildren.

**WAGNER, Elizabeth (Boehn)
See Elizabeth Boehn

b. 1 Jan 1895 - Dickinson, North Dakota
d. Jul 1959 - Dickinson, North Dakota
From Billings MT Gazette, Friday 11 Jul 1969
DICKINSON, ND—Frank Wagner, 74, died Tuesday. Born Jan. 1, 1895, in Dickinson, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Wagner. Married ELIZABETH BOEHM. Survivors include 4 sons, Edward G., Dickinson, Herman, Boise, ID, George, Laurel, and Major Leo, U.S. Army in Germany; 8 daughters, Mrs. Richard Schribner, Portland, OR, Mrs. Leonard C. Jones, San Mateo, CA, Mrs. Frank Flemming, Carterville, IL, Mrs. John Scott, Great Falls, Martha Wagner, Daytona Beach, FL, Mrs. Chet Scribner, Glasgow, Mrs. Michael Rollison, Laurel, and Mrs. Robert Ryder, Laurel; a brother, John, Portland, OR; 3 sisters, Mrs. John Boehm, Dickinson, Mrs. Anna Roll, New Leipzig, ND and Mrs. Tony Kilwine, Portland, OR; 28 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

b. 9 Mar 1873 - Russia
From Billings MT Gazette, Sunday 11 Dec 1932
Wagner, John 1873-1932 - John Wagner, 59, died Saturday morning (Dec. 10). Born in Russia, March 9, 1873. Married KATHERINE BENNER. Besides his wife, he is survived by 10 children, Jacob, David, Herman, Fred, Carl, Daniel, Marie and Frieda, all of Park City, and John Wagner and Mrs. Alex Benner, of Chinook. The brothers and sisters are: Jacob Wagner, Mrs. Henry Hoffman, and Mrs. John Peterson, all of Lincoln.

**WAGNER, Katherine (Benner)
See Katharine Benne

WAGNER, Margaret K.
b. 13 Sep 1902 - Dickinson, North Dakota
d. 8 Nov 1952 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Saturday 10 Nov 1962
Bosch, Margaret K. (Wagner) 1902-1962 - Laurel—Mrs. Margaret K. Bosch, 60, died Thursday night .
Born in Dickinson ND, Sept. 13, 1902, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Wagner. Married PHILIP BOSCH. Survivors include her husband; 2 sons, Raymond Bosch and Fred Bosch of Laurel; 2 brothers, John Wagner of Portland OR, and Frank Wagner of Laurel; 3 sisters, Mrs. Tony Kilwein of Portland, Mrs. John Roll of New Leipzig ND and Mrs. John Boehm of Dickinson; and 3 grandchildren.

WAGNER, Mary Pearl
b. 16 Jan 1908 - Asherville, Kansas
d. 13 Feb 2009 - Beloit, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Saturday, February 14, 2009
BELOIT — Mary Pearl Reiter, 101, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009. Born Jan. 16, 1908, in Asherville to John and Ella (Spellman) Wagner. Preceded in death by her husband, RAYMOND (REITER); and sons, Bill and Stephen. Survivors include her son, Jerry, of Beloit; and daughter, Betty Sample, of Springfield, Ohio.

b. 17 Nov 1909
d. 22 Jun 2009
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, June 24, 2009
ELLSWORTH - Vada Rolfs, 99, died June 22, 2009. Born Nov. 17, 1909, to Viat and Allie (Schrepel) Wagner. Survivors include: daughters, Pat Mayo, Garden City, and Peggy Silcott, Medicine Lodge; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband RANDLE (ROLFS) in 1994.

b. 17 Nov 1909
d. 22 Jun 2009
From Salina Journal - Wednesday, June 24, 2009
ELLSWORTH -- Vada Rolfs, 99, died Monday, June 22, 2009. Born Nov. 17, 1909, to Viat and Allie (Schrepel) Wagner. Preceded in death by her husband, RANDLE (ROLFS), in 1994. Survivors include daughters, Pat Mayo, of Garden City, and Peggy Silcott, of Medicine Lodge; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

WAGNER, William
b. 28 Feb 1877 - Russia
d. 16 Jan 1949
From Bismarck Tribune, Monday 17 Jan 1949
Wagner, William 1877-1949 - Mr. William Wagner, 71, died Sunday. Born Feb. 28, 1877 in Russia.
Married Caroline Berg. Leaves 6 children, one brother and one sister. The children are: Jake, John, and Emil, all of Wilton; Adolph of Bismarck; Mrs. Christ Flemmer, Turtle Lake, and Mrs. Elmer Clemmson, Fargo. The brother is Fred of Wilton and Mrs. Rosina Walter, Turtle Lake, is the sister.

WAGNER, William L.
b. 28 Oct 1945 Hays, Kansas
d. 10 Feb 2009 - Salina, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Thursday, February 12, 2009
William L. "Bill" Wagner, 63, died Tuesday, February 10, 2009. Born October 28, 1945 in Hays, Kansas the son of Herbert and Leona (Randa) Wagner. His surviving family includes his son, Eric Wagner and wife Jennifer of Hays with three children; Zachary, Lauren and Adelyn; daughter, Annette (Wagner) Anschutz and husband Michael of Russell with son Jared; and daughter, Tonya (Wagner) Montgomery and husband Chris of Salina with two children; Easton and Erica.

**WAGONER, Lillie R. (Bechard)
See Lillie R. Bechard

**WALISER, Ella Marie (Brown)
See Ella Marie Brown

WALKER, Charles, Jr.
b. 25 Jun 1935 - Miltonvale, Kansas
d. 24 Feb 2009 - Hays, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Thursday, February 26, 2009
Charles "Shorty" Walker Jr., 73, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009. Born June 25, 1935, in Miltonvale to Marjorie M. Luther and Charles E. Walker Sr. Married JOANN UMMEL Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Gerald Walker and wife, Delinda, Dighton, and Galen Walker and wife, Carla, Utica; four daughters, Donna Riedel and husband, Melvin, Ellis, Debi Walker and husband, Terry Williamson, Memphis, Tenn., Diane Johnson and husband, Ocie, Lubbock, Texas, and Darlene Walker and husband, Roger, Hays; his mother, Utica; three brothers, Rex Walker, Enid, Okla., Carrol Walker, Eads, Colo., and Dennis Walker, Utica; two sisters, Minnie Popp, Utica, and Carolyn Venters, Pratt; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

b. 1 Dec 1933 - Bayard, Nebraska
d. 26 Jan 2009 - Kimball, Nebraska
From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - from 2/4/2009 - 2/6/2009
KIMBALL - George A. Wallesen, 75, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2009. Born in Bayard, Dec. 1, 1933, the son of Howard and May (Hill) Wallesen. Married SUE BUSHOR. Survivors include his wife Sue Wallesen of Kimball; daughters, Lynne (Mike) Hickox of Gillette, Wyo., and Marci (Jared) Muneio of Kimball; brothers, Wally (Mary) Wallesen of Angora, Neb. and William (Sheryl) Wallesen of Dalton; grandchildren, Kari Hickox and Anthony, Alan and Ryan Muneio. His parents; stepfather, Steve Karnes; sister, Paula Gordon; and an infant brother preceded him in death.

WALTER, Arlen Dean
b. 27 Apr 1936
d. 25 Dec 2008 - Ness City, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, December 27, 2008
NESS CITY - Arlen Dean Walter, 72, died Dec. 25, 2008. Born April 27, 1936, to Fred and Edna Herman Walter. Married ALICE WEIGEL. She survives. Other survivors include: son, Arlen Walter Jr. and wife Amanda, and Alica Clanton and husband Robert, all of Ness City; sisters, Cora Stoecklein, Ness City, and Janet Leiker, Overland Park; and three grandchildren.

WALTER, Arlen Dean
b. 27 Apr 1936 - Ness City, Kansas
d. 25 Dec 2008 - Ness City, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Sunday, December 28, 2008
Arlen Dean Walter, 72, Ness City, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008. Born April 27, 1936, in Ness County to Fred and Edna (Herman) Walter. Married ALICE WEIGEL. Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Arlen Walter Jr., Ness City; a daughter, Alica Clanton, Ness City; two sisters, Cora Stoecklein, Ness City, and Janet Leiker, Overland Park; and three grandchildren.

WALTER, Barbara
b. 5 May 1879 - Odessa, Russia
d. Feb 1958 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 18 Feb 1958
SIDNEY—Mrs. Barbara Schan, wife of Joachim Schan, died in Community Memorial Hospital here. She was 78 years of age. Born in Odessa, Russia, May 5, 1879, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wendlin Walter. Married MICHAEL SANDERS. Married JOACHIM SCHAN. Surviving are her husband, 13 daughters and eight sons, Mrs. R. A. Coffer, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. J. W. Thompson, Aberdeen, S.D.; Mrs. Wilbert Edam, Mrs. Charles Kelly, Mrs. Augustine Minjares and Mrs. John Eggum, all of Sidney; Mrs. Sanford Otterness, Richey; Mrs. George Ricks and Mrs. Melvin Monson, both of Glendive; Mrs. Harry Disschman and Mrs. Wilson Charles, both of Upper Black Eddy, Pa.; Mrs. Walter Phillips, Ogden, Utah; Mrs. Conrad Cervo, Portland, Ore.; John Sanders, Aberdeen, S.D.; Thomas Sanders, Rapid City, S.D.; Andrew Schan, Boise, Idaho; Anthony Schan, Upper Black Eddy, Pa.; Michael Schan, Glendive; Wilbert Schan, Hondo, Tex.; Anthony Schnell, Denver, Colo., and Ole Schnell of Milton Freewater, Ore.; 82 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

b. 10 Jan 1923 - Catherine, Kansas
d. 27 May 2009 - Wichita, Kansas
From Hays (Kan) Daily News - Saturday, May 30, 2009
Edna Schumacher, 86, died Wednesday, May 27, 2009. Born Jan. 10, 1923, in Catherine to Leo and Ida (Polifka) Walter. Married RICHARD SCHUMACHER. He preceded her in death Dec. 16, 1999.
Survivors include two sons, Coleman Schumacher and Richard Schumacher Jr. and wife, Brenda, all of Wichita; a daughter, Phyllis Tabrizi and husband, David, Great Bend; two brothers, Leo Walter, Hays, and Melvin Walters, Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Melvina Walters, Catherine, and Bertha Pfeifer, Victoria; three grandchildren, Jennifer Slansky, Matthew Schumacher and Michael Schumacher; and two great-grand-children, Addison and Molly Slansky. Preceded in death by her parents, husband and a brother, Ralph Walter.

**WALTER, Elizabeth Peltier (Vogel)
See Elizabeth Vogel

b. 7 Jun 1895 - Russia
d. 11 Mar 1969 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday 12 Mar 1969
Fred Walter, 73, died Tuesday morning. born in Russia, June 7, 1895, to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Walter and came to Kansas with his parents in 1905. Married LYDIA HEIN. Survivors include the widow; a son, Ted, 2526 Lewis Ave.; two daughters, Mrs. Solly Staebler, 2215 Yellowstone Ave., Mrs. W. F. Rufus, 911 N. 25th St.; a brother, William, Silesia; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Kober, Park City, Mrs. Louis Karpe, Phoenix; and seven grandchildren.

b. 19 Jun 1915 - Billings, Montana
d. 23 January 2009 - Billings, Montana
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 25 Jan 2009
Lydia Miller, age 93, passed away on January 23, 2009. Born June 19, 1915, in Billings to Christian Walter and Katherine Schoessler Walter. Married FRED G. MILLER. Survived by her daughter, Gloria Miller of Billings; sisters-in-law Charline Walter of Billings and Mabel Miller of Laurel; grandchildren Kathy Reynolds of Billings, Steven Sorenson of Oklahoma and Mike and Dean Sorenson of Washington; son-in-law Roger Sorenson of Billings; great-grandchildren Andy and Luke Sorenson; one step great-grandchild; and one great-great-grandchild. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; daughter, Marlene Sorenson in 2007; sister, Rachel Walter; and five brothers: George, Christ, Samuel, Arthur and Alvin.

WALTERS, Adelaide M.
b. 8 Dec 1920 - Catherine, Kansas
d. 20 Feb 2009 - Hays, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - February 20, 2009
Adelaide M. Dinkel, 88, Catherine, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2009. Born Dec. 8, 1920, in Catherine to Justus P. and Bertha (Staab) Walters. Married JOSEPH P. DINKEL. He preceded her in death Sept. 30, 1999.
Survivors include a son, Larry J. Dinkel and wife, Donna, Hays; two daughters, Gloria Sauer and husband, Tom, Catherine, and Stephanie Dechant and husband, Rick, Hays; two brothers, Francis Walters, Hays, and Alfred Walters, Catherine; three sisters, Bertha Lang and Shirley Weigel, both of Hays, and Dorothy Lang, Catherine; a son-in-law, Vernon Schmidt, Catherine; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by a daughter, Kathryn Schmidt; a grandson, Troy Sauer; six brothers, Paul, Rudolph, Romuald, Rudolph, and Alexus Walters; and three sisters, Florence Walters, Amelia Cole and Helen Stecklein.

b. 4 Apr 1935 - Hays, Kansas
d. 22 Apr 2009 - Hutchinson, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Friday, April 24, 2009
Joe Walters Jr., 74, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009. Born April 4, 1935, in Hays to Joseph James and Mary (Schuckman) Walters Sr. Married KATHY FISCHE. Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, David Walters and wife, Alison, Grand Rapids, Mich.; three daughters, Carol Lappin and Jeannette Walters, both of Hutchinson, and Jeannice Walters, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a brother, Wally Walters, Palm City, Fla.; four sisters, Florence Schmidt, Burr Ridge, Ill., Charlene Weigel, Salina, Evelyn Joy, Portland, Ore., and Marge Moore, Hoisington; four grandchildren, Chelsey and Chandler McAhren, and Adam and Julia Walters; and a grandson, Riley Buller. Preceded in death by his parents and five sisters.

WALTERS, Theodore F.
b. 6 Feb 1921 - Billings, Montana
d. 14 Apr 2009
From Billings Gazette Billings, MT - 17 Apr 2009
Theodore F. "Ted" Walters passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2009. Born in Billings, Feb. 6, 1921, to Frederick and Lydia (Hein) Walter. Married DORIS WILSON. Doris passed away on Sept. 25, 1997.
United in marriage to GLENDA CROSBY. Survived by his wife, Glenda; his two sons, Darrell (Ann) Walters of Billings and Clark (Ruth) Walters of Butte. Also survived by four grandchildren, Gretchen (Devin) Ragsdale of Big Bear, Calif., Sam (Katie) Walters of Richmond, Va., Sarah (Wendy) Nicolai of Helena and Suzanne (Drew Cummings) Walters of Belgrade. He has three great-grandchildren, Katie, Kaiden and Sophia Ragsdale. He also leaves behind four stepsons, Marvin, Russell and Steven Brown of Billings and Darren Brown of Norristown, Pa.; and four step-grandchildren. His younger sisters, Marge Rufus and Marian Staebler, and their families also survive him.

WAMBOLT, Eleanor
b. 25 Apr 1929 - Alliance, Nebraska
d. 18 Jun 2009 - Riverton, Wyoming
From obituary from Davis Funeral Home, Riverton, Wyoming - June 2009
Eleanor Fabrizius died Thursday morning, June 18, 2009. Born on April 25, 1929, in Alliance, Neb., to Andrew and Mary (Ryen) Wambolt. Married ALFRED FABRIZIUS . Survivors include her husband, ALFRED FABRIZIUS of Riverton; son, Gary Fabrizius of Riverton; daughters, Paula Jarvis and husband Mike of Shoshoni; grandchildren, David, Mac, and Beau Jarvis; great grandchildren, Brooke, Dominic, and Aden Jarvis; a brother, Alvin Wambolt; sister, Darlyn Wambolt. Preceded in death by brothers, Leo Wambolt and Ed Wambolt, and sister, Viola Helzer

WANCE, John Clinton
b. 12 Sep 1934 - Elmdale, Kansas
d. 14 Mar 2009 - Hesston, Kansas
From Newton Kansan - Tuesday, March 17, 2009
HESSTON — John Clinton Wance, 85, died Saturday (March 14, 2009). Born on Sept. 12, 1923, in Elmdale, the son of Samuel and Irene Scott Wance. Married CLARA RATZLAFF. Survivors include his wife, Clara, of the home in Hesston; one son, Steven Wance Sr. of Blue Springs, Mo.; one daughter, Susan Kennedy and her husband, Steven, of Cambrils, Spain; one brother, Harold Wance of Burns; five grandchildren, Christopher Kennedy and Kevin Kennedy both of Missouri City, Texas, Lacey Constable of Pleasant Hill, Mo., Madison Ballinas of Warrensburg, Mo., and Steven Wance Jr. of Blue Springs; and one great grandson, Mario Ballinas of Warrensburg. Preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Janice Arlene Wance; one brother, Edward Wance; and one sister, Marie Davis.

**WANDLER, Clara (Eberts)
See Clara Eberts

WANDLER, Gregory
b. 12 Oct 1912 - Schefield, North Dakota
d. 7 Dec 1955 - Great Falls, North Dakoa
From Dickinson Press 31 Dec 1955
Wandler, Gregory 1912-1955 - Gregory J. Wandler passed away Wednesday evening, Dec. 7, 1955.
Born Oct. 12, 1912 at Schefield ND. Married ELIZABETH WOLF. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Wandler and 7 children; 2 sons, Donald and Paul; and 5 daughters, Mrs. Richard (Caroline) Germann of Havre, Mrs. John (Loretta) Fettig of Rugby ND, and Alice Mae, Diana and Venita Marie, all of Big Sandy; a brother, Joseph Wandler of Dickinson; a half brother, Philip Kilwein of Cottonwood ID; 2 half sisters, Mrs. Eddy (Betty) Sather and Mrs. Connie (Pauline) Meulemans, both of Seattle. His parents and 3 brothers preceded him in death.

WANDLER, James Louis
b. 6 Oct 1944 - New England
d. 3 Jul 1955
From Dickinson Press, Thursday 7 Jul 1955
Wandler, James Louis 1944-1955 - James Louis Wandler, 10, young child died at his home Sunday, July 3, (1955). Born at New England, Oct. 6, 1944, the son of John and Elizabeth Wandler. Survivors include his parents, 5 sisters, Arilda, Cecelia, Rita, Beverly and Susan; a grandfather, Steve Barth, Hettinger; and a grandmother, Mrs. Valentine Doll, Mott.

WANEK, Laverne M.
b. 9 Mar 1928 - Hell Creek Area of Wilson Lake
d. 30 Dec 2008
From Salina Journal - Thursday, January 1, 2009
WILSON — Laverne M. Libal, 80, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008. Born March 9, 1928, in the Hell Creek area of Lake Wilson. Survivors include sons, Hal Frederking, of Dodge City, and Brad Frederking, of Wilson; daughters, Connie Frederking, of Wichita, Cheryl Urban, of Lincoln, Neb., and Jeanette Libal, of Buena Vista, Colo.; brother, Junior Wanek, of Russell; sister, Betty Mog, of Wilson; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Preceded in death by her first husband, VICTOR F. FREDERKING, in 1958, and her second husband, JACK LIBAL, in 1999.

WANEK, LaVerne M.
b. 9 Mar 1928 - Hell Creek Area of Wilson Lake
d. 30 Dec 2008 - Wichita, Kansas
From Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter - Thursday, January 8, 2009
WILSON - LaVerne M. Libal, 80, Wilson, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008. Born March 9, 1928, in the Hell Creek area of Wilson Lake to Joseph and Cora Root Wanek. She was a member of the Wilson Opera House, and the Kansas Czechs. Married VICTOR FREDERKING . He died in 1958. Married her second husband, JACK J. LIBAL, in 1961. He preceded her in death in 1999. Survivors include three daughters, Connie Frederking of Wichita, Cheryl Urban of Lincoln, Neb., and Jeanette Libal of Buena Vista, Colo.; two sons, Hal Frederking of Dodge City and Brad Frederking at Wilson; a brother, Junior Wanek of Russell; a sister, Betty Mog of Wilson; three grandchildren; and a grandson.

WARHURST, Sharon Kay
b. 24 Nov 1951
d. 27 Mar 2009
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, April 1, 2009
HILLSBORO - Sharon Kay Chamberlain, 57, died March 27, 2009. Born Nov. 24, 1951, to Dean and Rozella (Warkentine) Warhurst. Married DONALD F. CHAMBERLAIN. He survives. Other survivors include: mother, Rozella Warhurst; children, Michelle Schroeder, Renee Schroeder, Jeffrey Chamberlain and Brian Chamberlain; brothers, Ron, John, Larry and Terry Warhurst; sisters, Jo Hopkins and Janet Mosiman; and three grandchildren. (Died in a traffic accident in Marion County, Kansas.)

WARHURST, Sharon Kay
b. 24 Nov 1951 - Newton, Kansas
d. 27 Mar 2009 - Hillsboro, Kansas
From Newton Kansan - Wednesday, April 1, 2009
HILLSBORO — Sharon Kay Chamberlain, 57, died Friday (March 27, 2009) in rural Hillsboro. Born on Nov. 24, 1951, in Newton to Dean and Rozella (Warkentine) Warhurst. Married DONALD F. CHAMBERLAIN. He survives in the home. Survivors include mother; Rozella Warhurst; four children, Michelle Schroeder of Hesston, Reneé Schroeder and Kenyon Carson of Hillsboro, Jeffrey Chamberlain of Hillsboro, and Brian Chamberlain of Newton; four brothers, Ron, John, Larry and Terry Warhurst; and two sisters, Jo Hopkins and Janet Mosiman. Sharon had three cherished grandchildren. Preceded in death by her father; brother, Charles Warhurst; and sister, Karen Sue Miller.

WARREN Ronald Eugene
b. 19 Dec 1943 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
d. 7 Mar 2009
From Scottsbluff Star Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 19 Mar 2009
Ronald "Ronn" Eugene Warren died March 7, (2009). Born on Dec. 19, 1943 to Lewis Eugene and Lydia Reifschneider Warren in Scottsbluff. Married CAROLE WILMARTH. Survived by his wife Carole Wilmarth, brother Roger Warren and wife Susan, and niece Lindsay Warren. Preceded in death by his parents Gene and Lydia Warren.

**WASINGER, Barbara (Koppinger)
See Barbara Koppinger

WASINGER, Delvein J.
b. 20 Dec 2949 - Hays, Kansas
d. 6 Mar 2009 - Wichita, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Sunday, March 8, 2009
Delvein J. "Del" Wasinger, 59, Hays, died Friday, March 6, 2009. Born Dec. 10, 1949, in Hays to Andrew and Clementine (Weber) Wasinger. Married DIANA ROBINET. Survivors include a son, Douglas Wasinger and wife, LeAnna, Hays; a daughter, Christina Wasinger, Hays; a brother, Arlyn Wasinger, Hays; four sisters, Vernetta Leikam, Denver, Firma Dreher and Leila Wasinger, both of Hays, and Sherry Bergling and husband, Dave, Oberlin; and two grandchildren, Roy Driskill III and Dakota Carrier. Preceded in death by his parents.

WASINGER, Lucille E.
b. 29 Oct 1920
d. 4 Feb 2009
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, February 5, 2009
HAYS - Lucille E. Werth, 88, died Feb. 4, 2009. Born Oct. 29, 1920, to Jacob and Elizabeth Miller Wasinger. Married HARRY J. WERTH. He died in 2004. Survivors include: son, James, Grand Island, Neb.; daughter, Kathy Powers, Littleton, Colo.; brother, Felix Wasinger, Hutchinson; sister, Ludwina Meiers, Wichita; and four grand-children.

WASINGER, Lucille E.
b. 29 Oct 1920 - Emmeram, Kansas
d. 4 Feb 2009 - Hays, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Friday, February 6, 2009
HAYS -- Lucille E. Werth, 88, of Hays, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009. Born Oct. 29, 1920, near Wasinger. Preceded in death by her husband, Harry, in 2004; three sisters; and two brothers. Survivors include her son, James (Elaine), of Grand Island, Neb.; daughter, Kathy (Ron) Powers, Littleton, Colo.; three granddaughters; a grandson; brother, Felix Wasinger; and sister, Ludwina Meiers.

**WASINGER, Neolah A. (Becker)
See Neolah A. Becker

**WASSEMILLER, Otellia (Georg)
See Otellia Georg

WATTS, David Allen
b. 17 Aug 1957 - Sidney
d. 26 Aug 1976
From Billings MT Gazette, Friday 27 Aug 1976
David Allen Watts, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil T. Watts Jr., died Thursday. He was injured Thursday in a fall, while working on a bridge near Fallon. Born Aug. 17, 1957. Survivors include the parents and three brothers, Kevin, Brian and Jeffery Watts, all of 1628 Cook Ave.; a sister, Mrs. Kenneth Gustin of Anchorage, Alaska; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Anna Leingang of Mandan, N.D.; and his paternal grandfather, Cecil Watts Sr. of Clyde Park.

WEBB, Timothy Lee Webb
b. 19 Sep 1953 - Hugoton, Kansas
d. 1 Jan 2009 - Garden City, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, January 4, 2009
SUBLETTE - Timothy Lee Webb, 55, died Jan. 1, 2009. Born Sept. 19, 1953, at Hugoton. Married MARLA SUS (DALDEGAN) DINKEL. She survives. Other survivors include: four sons, Eric, Winfield, Corey, Brandon and Travis, all of Sublette; his parents, Melvin and Anna Marie (Dyck) Webb, Moscow, Kan.; one brother, Mark Webb and wife Marilyn, Plains; and other relatives and friends.

WEBER, Adolph H.
b. abt 1921
d. 2 Apr 2009 - Alma, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Saturday, April 4, 2009
Adolph H. Weber, 88, died Thursday, April 2, 2009. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, Oakley.

WEBER, Adolph H.
b. 20 May 1920 - Trego County, Kansas
d. 2 Apr 2009 - Alma, Kansas
From Salina Journal - April 4, 2009
Adolph H. Weber, 88, died Thursday, April 2, 2009. Born May 20, 1920, in Trego County to Frank Adolph and Applonia (Schafer) Weber. Married GRACE TURNER. Preceded him in death in 2006.
Survivors include four sons, Larry Weber, Grainfield, Robert Weber, Newton, Donald Weber, Wichita, and Teddie Weber, Salina; six daughters, Lois Wolbach, Goodland, Wilma Bugbee, Alma, Janet Miller, San Jacinto, Calif., Linda Carmichael, Salina, Diana Fowler, Wichita, and Sandra Ball, Brighton, Colo.; five brothers, Rudolph Weber, La Croose, Charlie Weber, Goodland, Bennie Weber, St. Francis, Delbert Weber, Pahrump, Nev., and Ronnie Weber, Goodland; two sisters, Mary Garnhart, Limon, Colo., and Esther Laverenz, Burlington, Colo.; 38 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by a son, Henry Weber; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

**WEBER, Bernita Marie (Depperschmidt)
See Bernita Marie Depperschmidt

WEBER, Bertha
b. 8 Oct 1910 - New Salem, North Dakota
d. 24 Nov 1942
From Bismarck Tribune, Wednesday 25 Nov 1942
Weber, Bertha 1910-1942 - Bertha Weber, 32, Tuesday (Nov. 24). Unmarried, Miss Weber was born Oct. 8, 1910 at New Salem ND. She leaves her father, Louis Weber, Gladstone ND, and 4 sisters. The sisters are Mrs. Claude Williams, Billings MT, Mrs. Lloyd Moore, Gladstone ND, and Mrs. Clemens Muggli and Mrs. William Steckler, both of Glen Ullin ND.

WEBER, Elizabeth C.
b. abt 1925
d. 18 Feb 2009
From Salina Journal - Friday, February 20, 2009
WaKEENEY -- Elizabeth C. Weber, 84, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. Preceded in death: husband, MICHAEL WEBER; son, Eugene LeRoy Weber; five brothers; two sisters; and a granddaughter. Survivors: daughters, Diana (Bill) Stapleton, of Lewis, Joyce (Gary) Wittman, of Golden, Colo., Connie (Pat) Hamilton, of Macomb, Okla., Vicki (Harry) Guist, of Arvada, Colo., and Tami (David) Green and DeeDee (Gary) Heronemus, all of WaKeeney; a brother; 18 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.

**WEBER, Emma (Winter)
See Emma Winter

WEBER, Harvey Paul
b. 5 Jan 1913 - Marland, Oklahoma
d. 30 Aug 1971 - Bakersfield, California
From Okeene Record - Thursday, September 9, 1971
FUNERAL NOTICE - WEBER, HARVEY PAUL 1913-1971 - Harvey Paul Weber died August 30, 1971.
Born at Marland, Oklahoma, January 5, 1913. Survived by one son, Don of Los Angeles, California; his mother, Mrs. Adam Weber of Okeene, Oklahoma; two sisters: Mrs. Bernice Scott of Bakersfield, California; and Helen Grauberger of Okeene, Oklahoma; two brothers: Ruben of Southard, Oklahoma, and Clarence of Okeene, Oklahoma.

b. 4 Jun 1929 - Dimock, South Dakota
d. 13 Dec 2008 - Dimock, South Dakota
From . Parkston SD Advance 15 Dec 08
John Weber, 79, June 4, 1929 - December 13, 2008 - John C. Weber died Saturday, Dec. 13, (2008). Born June 4, 1929, to John P. and Mary (Sommer) Weber on the family farm near Dimock. United in marriage to SELMA LABER. Survived by his wife, Selma and six children, John L. Weber, Mitchell, Cathy Carlson, Broomfield, Colo., Charles Weber and wife, Susan, Dimock, Greg Weber and wife, Carol, Parkston, Martin Weber, Dimock, and Angela Weber, Erie, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Jenna and Kayla Carlson, Katie and Kim Weber, Rebecca and Brianna Weber, and John Adam Weber; two sisters, Regina Steffen and husband, John G., Cedar Grove, Wis., and Doris Wermers, Sioux Falls; brother, Fran Weber and wife, Joan, Sioux Falls; and a brother-in-law, Laverne Locken, Mitchell. preceded in death by his parents; brother, Louis Weber; sister, Mary Kathryn Locken; and a brother-in-law, Leo Wermers.

WEBER, Katherine
b. 20 Feb 1913 - Russia
d. 13 Feb 2002 - Okeene, Oklahoma
From "OKEENE RECORD", Thursday, February 21, 2002
NUSZ, KATHERINE (WEBER) 1913-2002 - Katherine Nusz, 88, died on Wednesday, February 13, 2002. Born on February 20, 1913 in Russia, the daughter of Henry Weber and Eva Winter Weber.
Married ALBERT NUSZ. Survivors include one daughter, Virginia Weaver of Okeene; two grandchildren, Kathy Jo Silvey and husband, Gaylon of Billings, Bart Weaver and wife, Regina of Okeene; six great-grandchildren, Susie Holden, Clint Becker, Lori Becker, Kaylee Boeckman, Krysten Weaver, Devin Weaver; one great-great-grandchild, Savanah Becker; one sister, Eva Ruth Rowland, Oklahoma City; four brothers, Victor Weber, Chamberberg, Pennsylvania, George Weber, Clinton, Oklahoma, Albert Weber, Harrah, Oklahoma, and Lester Weber, Fairview, Oklahoma. Preceded in death by her husband, Albert in 1990, four sisters, two brothers, one grandson, and one son-in-law

WEDEL, Kenneth L.
b. 6 Jun 1930
d. 13 Mar 2009
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, March 15, 2009
CIMARRON - Kenneth L. Wedel, 78, died March 13, 2009. Born June 6, 1930, to Dewey and Evelyn Smith Wedel. Married VERDA SCHMIDT. She survives. Other survivors include: son, Scott and wife Diana, Lowell, Ark.; daughters, Kendra Dowell and husband David, Fowler, and Tracy Hilker and husband Steve, Cimarron; brothers, Merlin, Hesston, and Larry and wife Lois, Avant, Oka.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

WEIGEL, Elaine E.
b. 6 Mar 1935 - Victoria, Kansas
d. 5 Jan 2009 - Independence, Missouri
From Hays Daily News - Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Elaine E. (Lambrecht) Martin, 73, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2009. Born March 6, 1935, in Victoria to Mike and Anna (Rohleder) Weigel. Married IRVIN LAMBRECHT. He preceded her in death July 29, 1961. Married GEORGE MARTIN. He preceded her in death. Survivors include four sons, Leslie, Rodney, Irvin and George Jr.; two daughters, Natalie Fos and Elizabeth Hink; a brother; a sister; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by a son, John.

WEILER, Margaret
b. 18 Sep 1878 - Russia
d. 6 Dec 1952 - Glenn Ullin
From . Bismarck Tribune, Tuesday 9 Dec 1952
Mrs. Margaret Hoerner, 74, Glen Ullin, died Saturday. Born Sept. 18, 1878, in Russia. Came to the United States in 1900. Widow of PETER HOERNER. Leaves the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Joe Paul and Frank Hoerner, both of Glen Ullin; Mrs. Herman Kliner and Christ Hoerner, both of Yakima, Wash., and Mrs. Melvin Peterson, Tacoma, Wash. Also leaves 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

b. 1920 - Stark County, North Dakota
d. 10 Oct 1968 - Dickerson, North Dakota
From Billings MT Gazette, Friday 11 Oct 1968
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Funeral services for Peter Weiler of Dickinson were held Thursday. Born in Stark County in 1920, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Weiler. Married EVA KUNTZ. Survivors include his wife and daughters, Geraldine Weiler of Dickinson, and Mrs. Francis Roll; sons, Marvin, Kenneth and Vernon of Dickinson; his father, Frank Weiler of Dickinson; and brothers, George, John and Henry of Dickinson, Ralph and Thomas of St. Paul, Minn

**WEINBERGER, Monica (Renner)
See Monica Renner

b. 9 Sep 1919 - Okeene, Oklahoma
d. 12 Jan 2009 - Wakita, Oklahoma
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, January 13, 2009
ANTHONY - Kathryn J. Naffziger was born Sept. 9, 1929, in Okeene, Okla., daughter of David and Minnie Rusch Weinmiester. United in marriage with ROBERT NAFFZIGER. Kathryn passed away Jan. 12, 2009. Survived by: her sons, Ryan Thomson, Enid, Okla., and Richard Thomson, Wichita. Preceded by her husband, Robert on Sept. 15, 1992; her parents; and a son, Steven Naffziger on Feb. 9, 1989.

b. 9 Sep 1929 - Okeene, Oklahoma
d. 12 Jan 2009 - Wakita, Oklahoma
From Enid News and Eagle - 01-13-09
Enid,OK — Kathryn J. Naffziger, 79, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2009. Born Sept. 9, 1929, in Okeene to David and Minnie Rusch Weinmiester. Married ROBERT NAFFZIGER. Surviving are two sons, Ryan Thomson of Enid and Richard Thomson of Wichita, Kan. In addition to her husband, Robert, she was preceded in death by one son.

WEIS, Jeffery Lauren
b. 21 Mar 1957
d. 9 Mar 2009
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 15 March 2009
Jeffery Lauren Weis died March 9, 2009. Born March 21, 1957, the son of the late Doctor Lauren and Mary Lou Weis of Minneapolis. Survived by his children, Robert Lowinski-Weis, 32, Nevada; Dillon Peirce, 18, Butte; daughter Jordan Lakel-Weis, 17, Billings; Jeffery K. Weis, 16, Billings; one grandchild in Nevada. Survivors also include brothers, Steve Weis, Chicago, Tom Weis, Butte, Dennis Weis, Butte; sister-in-law Becky Weis, Butte. (Note - many nieces and nephews listed in this obituary.) Preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. Mary Lou Weis; and father, Mr. Doctor Lauren Weis; and brother Mr. Patrick Michael Weis.

b. 22 Jul 1875 - Russia
d. 4 June 1956 - Richardton Hospital
From Bismarck Tribune, Thursday, 7 June 1956
Mrs. Regina Fischer, 80, died Monday. Born in Russia July 22, 1875, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Weisenberger. Came to the United States in 1901. Married to GOTTLIEB FISCHER in Russia in 1898. He preceded her in death. Survived by five daughters, Mrs. Ben Guhl, Monterey, Calif.; Mrs. August Heinle, Hebron; Mrs. Edwin Heinle, Oakland, Calif.; Mrs. Fred Wagner, Mercer; and Mrs. Art Sayler, Spokane, Wash.; and five sons, William and Hugo, both of Hebron; Emil and Jake, both of Oakland, Calif., and Albert, Long Beach, Calif. Other surviving relatives include John Weisenberger, Halliday; Mrs. John Fischer, Bismarck, and Mrs. Ben Mostel, Lodi, Calif.; 23 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

b. 28 Dec 1892 - Odessa, Russia
d. 4 Nov 1963 - Billings, Montana
Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday 6 Nov 1963
Mrs. Audenia Schaff, 70, died Monday. Born, Dec. 28, 1892, in Odessa, Russia, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Weisgerber. Came to the United States in 1898. Married GEORGE WEISGERBER. He died 1918. Married MIKE V. SCHAFF. He died in Billings in 1946. Survivors are five sons, Louie Obie of Hardin; Bernard Obie of 3012 Billings Bench Blvd.; Frank Schaff and Ignatius Schaff, both of Belmont, and Nicholas Schaff of Lavina; four daughters, Mrs. Victor Schaff of 1108 19th St. W.; Mrs. Peter Brown of 210 S. 29th St.; Mrs. Andy Ghigo of Glendale, Ariz., and Mrs. LaVern Oswald of 434 Clark Ave.; two stepsons, Victor Schaff of 1108 195h St. W.; Chris Schaff of 2511 Terry Ave., and two stepdaughters, Mrs. Eva Schaff of 35 King Ave., and Mrs. John Mitzel of Worden. Three sisters, Mrs. Joe Oberigewitsch, of Belfield, N.D.; Mrs. Elmer Zittle, of Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Rose Bullinger, of Dickinson; a brother, George Weisgerber, of Portland; 60 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

b. 29 Jun 1921 - Bromhead, Saskatschewan, Canada
d. 23 Aug 2007 - Las Vegas, Nevada
From Las Vegas NV Review-Journal 26 Aug 2007
Elizabeth Weisgerber, 86, passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007. Born June 29, 1921, in Bromhead, Saskatchewan, Canada. Survived by one brother; four sisters; and 24 nieces and nephews, one special nephew, Richard El-Yacoubi.

b. 17 Apr 1920 - Kronau, Sask.
d. 12 Dec 1976 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Saturday 13 Dec 1976
Jack A. Weisgerber, 55, of 1109 Lewis Ave., died Friday morning. Born April 17, 1920, in Kronau, Sask., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Weisgerber. Married VERA MULKEY. Survivors include the widow; two sons, Larry and Jay, of the family home; two step daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Browning of Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Kenneth Case of Hermiston, Ore.; four brothers, Sam of Bridger, Fred of Fairfield, Calif., Joe of Moses Lake, Wash., and Nick of Vernal, Utah; six sisters, Mrs. Anne Timmons of Fromberg, Mrs. Ben Roth, of Bridger, Mrs. John Roth of Fairfield, Mrs. Marvin Weatherman of Powell, Wyo., Mrs. Edward Allen of San Bernardino, Calif., and Mrs. Joel Hayes of Fair Oaks, Calif., and four step-grandchildren.

b. 24 Apr 1921 - Crownan, Saskatchewan, Canada
d. 12 Nov. 1972 - Miles City, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 14 Nov 1972
BRIDGER—Matt J. Weisgerber, 51, died Sunday. Born April 24, 1921, in Crownan, Saskatchewan, Canada, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicodemus Weisgerber. Married MARGARET OBRIGEWITSCH.
Survivors include his widow and a son, Dick J., and five daughters, Cheryl, Peggy, Therese and Mary Ann, all at home, and Mrs. Don Armstrong of Laramie, Wyo.; five brothers, Sam of Bridger, Jack of Billings, Fred of DaNang, Vietman, Joe of Duchesne, Utah, and Nick, also in Utah; six sisters, Mrs. Ann Timmons of Fromberg, Mrs. Bernard Roth of Bridger, Mrs. John Roth and Mrs. Joe Hayes, both of Sacramento, Calif., Mrs. Marvin Weatherman of Powell, Wyo., and Mrs. Edward Allen of San Bernardino, Calif.

**WELSCH, Katherine (Yakel)
See Katherine Yakel

WELSH, Zula Marie
b. abt 1910
d. 10 Jun 2009
From Wichita Eagle - Sunday, June 14, 2009
Herbel, Zula Marie (Welsh), 90, passed away, Wednesday, June 10, 2009. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, HAROLD (HERBEL); brothers, Dolan & Leon Welsh; sister, Lura Mae Bayles. (Note: nieces and nephews listed in obituary.)

WEGERLE, Natalia
b. 17 Apr 1884 - South Russia
d. 26 Apr 1954 - Bismarck, North Dakota
From Bismarck Tribune, Tuesday 27 Apr 1954
Bohrer, Natalia (Wegerle) 1884-1954 - Mrs. Joseph Bohrer, 70, died Monday . Born Natalia Wegerle, April 17, 1884, in South Russia, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Wegerle. Married Joseph Bohrer. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Bohrer leaves five sons, Erhardt, Ervin, Roland and Oscar, all of Stanton, and Walter, Minot; four daughters, Renita Bohrer, Stanton; Mrs. R. L. (Hilda) Graham, Dallas TX; Hertha Bohrer, Washington D.C. and Mrs. Al (Leola) McAdams, Minot; one step-brother, Arthur Kirchemeier, Portland OR; two step-sisters, Mrs. William Schmoll, California, and Mrs. Henry Bausch Olympia WA; and 10 grandchildren. Preceded in death by one child, who died in infancy, and one son, R. J. Bohrer, who died in 1953.

WEIL, John
b. 3 Jun 1896 - Frank, Russia
d. 31 Mar 1963 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 2 Apr 1963
Weil, John 1873-1963 - John Weil Sr., 89, died Sunday night (Mar. 31). Born in Frank, Russia, June 3, 1873, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Weil. Married ANNA MARIE ERTEL (garbled, Eitel?) in Russia.
Besides the widow, he is survived by 2 sons, John Weil, Jr., of Route 1, Billings, and George Weil of Quincy WA; 8 daughters, Mrs. Mollie Kehm, Mrs. John Stroh, Mrs. Jacob C. Bernhardt and Mrs. Henry Reiter, all of Laurel; Mrs. John Boender of Worden; Mrs. Jack Love of Boulder; Mrs. George Reiter of Route 3, Billings, and Mrs. Ted Kammerzell of Billings; 41 grandchildren and 59 great-grandchildren.

WENTZ, Joseph A.
b. 25 Sep 1876 - Russia
d. 17 Jun 1933
From Billings MT Gazette, Sunday 18 Jun 1933
Wentz, Joseph A. 1876-1933 - Joseph A. Wentz, 56, died Saturday. Born in Russia on Sept. 25, 1876.
Married MISS JOHANA SINK. Three of nine surviving children are residents of Billings. They are Mrs. B. Garber, Mrs. C. Whitaker and Joseph Wentz. The others are Mrs. A. Hale, Mrs. G. Smith and Miss Helen Wentz of Salt Creek WY, Sebastian Wentz of Lander WY, Mrs. F. Schwarz of Minneapolis and Albert Wentz of Elmira Ca. There are two brothers, George Wentz of Bowdol SD and John Wentz of Aberdeen SD.

WERTH, Eugene Joseph
b. 8 Aug 1941 - Hays, Kansas
d. 16 June 2009 - Salina, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Thursday, June 18, 2009
Eugene Joseph "Gene" Werth, 67, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2009. Born in Hays, on Aug. 8, 1941, the son of Frank A. and Rosa (Klaus) Werth. Married ROSELINE L. BELL. Preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Pauline Pfannenstiel-Werth; wife, Rosie; sisters, Marilda Randa, Frances Dreiling and baby sister Alice Werth; brothers, Alvin Werth, Gilbert Werth, and baby brother Gilbert Werth. Survived by his daughter, Sandra (Randall) Black, of Salt Lake City, Utah; sons, Scott (Robin) Werth, of McPherson and Douglas (Kim) Werth, of Salina; sisters, Alice M. Windholz, of Brighton, Colo., Alfreda M. Pfeifer, of Hays, Sister Clarella of Campbellsport, Wis., Esther M. Gottschalk, of Schoenchen, and Rose Ann Zimmerman, of Hays. Also survived by his five grandchildren, Patrick Werth, Drew Werth, Jayden Werth, Abby Black and Hailey Black.

**WERTH, Lucille E. (Wasinger)
See Lucille E. Wasinger

WERTH, Ronald Ray
b. 6 Jan 1943 - Schoenchen, Kansas
d. 25 Mar 2009 - KU Medical Center
From Hays Daily News - Saturday, March 28, 2009
Ronald Ray Werth, 66, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009. Born on Jan. 6, 1943, in Schoenchen to Adolph and Serbina (Zimmerman) Werth. Married CAROL NICHOLS. Survivors include his wife, Carol, of the home; a son, Bryan Joseph Werth and wife, Roxanne, WaKeeney; five daughters, Rebecca Mead and husband, Kendyl, Russell, Kimberly Ellison and husband, Brian, Osawatomie, Ramona Legleiter and husband, Lester, Hays, Amy Bailey and husband, Ray, St. Louis, and Molly Werth, Schoenchen; two brothers, Leon Werth and wife, Joan, Great Bend, and Duane Werth and wife, Kathy, Albuquerque; a sister, Marva Klaus, Leavenworth; 19 grandchildren. (Note: names of grandchildren listed in obituary.) Preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Leslie Werth

WERTZ, Doris Irene
b. 7 Jun 1930
d. 19 Jun 1930
From Billings MT Gazette, Saturday 21 Jun 1930
Doris Irene Wertz, 12-day-old infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Wertz, died Thursday Morning (June 19). Mr. and Mrs. Wertz have one other child, a daughter, two-years old.

WESTERHAUS, Maxine Mildred
b. 16 Nov 1929 - Scranton, North Dakota
d. 25 Jan 2009
From Billings Gazette, Billings MT - 29 Jan 2009
ROUNDUP - Maxine Mildred (Westerhaus) Krone, 79, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009. Born Nov. 16, 1929, in Scranton, N.D., to Gus and Olive (Moberg) Westerhaus. Survived by her sons, Craig (Ramona) Krone of Billings, Bryan Krone of Roundup, Warren (Michelle) Krone of Great Falls; a sister, Patsy Terland of Columbus; and two grandchildren, Amanda Krone and Warren I. Krone of Great Falls. Preceded in death by her parents, Gus and Olive Westerhaus; her husband, IVAN KRONE; and a sister, Margaret (Westerhaus) Lofing.

WESTERMAN, Ferne Lorene
b. 27 May 1918 - Moundridge, Kansas
d. 6 Jun 2009 - Manhattan, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, June 8, 2009
MANHATTAN - Ferne Lorene Unruh, 91, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2009. Born in Moundridge, KS on May 27, 1918, the third child in the family of Leonard N. and Edith Werner Westerman.
Survived by: her husband, CHESTER R. UNRUH SR., of the home; and the extended families of Chester R. Jr. and Peggy Unruh of Katy, Texas, Candy Ann and Steven (deceased) Beck, Longmont, Colo., and Kay Elizabeth and Bill Hileman, Rifle, Colo.; a sister, Sherry Wedel, Hesston, KS; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters.

WETCH, Raymond A.
b. 21 May 1939 - Hysham
d. 29 May 1976
From Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday 2 Jun 1976
LAUREL—Raymond A. Wetch, 37, died Saturday as the result of a plane accident . Born May 21, 1939, in Hysham, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Wetch. Married JUDY HETTINGER . Survivors include the widow; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wetch of Laurel; two sons, Andy and Bradley and two daughters, Connie and Doris, all of the family home; four brothers, LeRoy Wetch of 821 N. Radford Square, Billings, Lawrence of 921 Anchor St., Billings and Robert and Ronald, both of Laurel; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde Van Buren of Laurel and Mrs. V. C. Anderson III of 2116 Patricia Lane, Billings.

WETSCH, Alex Charles, Sr.
b. 5 Sep 1907 - Odessa, Russia
d. 28 April 1959 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Saturday 2 May 1959
FORSYTH—Alex Charles Wetsch Sr., 51, Tuesday morning. Born in Odessa, Russia, Sept. 5, 1907, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wetsch. Came to the United States in 1908. Married to LOLA BUTLER.
Surviving are his wife; three sons, Alex Wetsch Jr. of Hysham, Donald Wetsch. of Hardin and Duane Wetsch at home; six grandchildren, eight sisters and four brothers.

**WETCH, Anna Marie (Glasser)
See Anna Marie Glasser

WETSCH, Darryl Lynn
b. 7 May 1962 - Billings, Montana
d. 9 May 1962 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 10 May 1962
Darryl Lynn Wetsch, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald T. Wetsch, died, two days after birth. Survivors include the parents; a twin brother, Douglas Allen, and two brothers, Daniel 4, and Steven,; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Wetsch, Joliet.

WETSCH, Jerry Allen
b. 9 Jul 1969 - Hardin
d. 1971 - Denver, Colorado
From Billings MT Gazette, 31 Jan 1971
HARDIN—Jerry Allen Wetsch, 1 ½-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Donald Wetsch, Hardin, died Friday.
Born July 9, 1969, in Hardin. Survivors include the parents; one sister, Cathy; two brothers, Donald Jr., and Charles; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. D. C. Hopes, Hardin; and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lola Wetsch, Forsyth.

WETSCH, Katherine Elizabeth
b. 26 Dec 1903 - Russia
d. 24 Mar 1969 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday 26 Mar 1969
Mrs. Katherine Elizabeth Wolske, 65, wife of ELMER E. WOLSKE of Shepherd, died Monday. Born in Russia Dec. 26, 1903. Survivors include the widower and a son, Robert E., of Shepherd; sons John H. Cole, Fairbanks, Alaska, and Harold W. Cole, California; four brothers, Tom Wetsch, Joliet, Joe Wetsch, Laurel, Gabe Wetsch, Bridger, Jake Wetsch, Las Vegas, Nev.; a twin sister, Mrs. Margaret Meschke, Spirit Lake, Idaho; six other sisters, Mrs. Rose Koch, Custer, Mrs. Barbara Vanderpas, Florence, Mrs. Minnie Martens, Lovell, Wyo., Mrs. Mary Larsen, Powell, Wyo., Mrs. Agatha Wilson, Vallejo, Calif., and Mrs. Louise Hjelseth, 710 ½ N. 30th St.; and four grandchildren.

**WETSCH, Lola M. (Butler)
See Lola M. Butler

WETSCH, Thomas J.
b. 28 Jul 1932 - Judson, North Dakota
d. 19 Jan 2009 - Dickinson, North Dakota
From Dickinson ND Stevenson Funeral Home 22 Jan 09
Thomas J. Wetsch, 76, passed away January 19, 2009. Born July 28, 1932 to John and Ida (Steckler) Wetsch in Judson, ND. Married MARILYN THOMAS. survived by his wife, Marilyn, Dickinson; three sons, Bryant T. Wetsch and David W. Wetsch both of Billings, MT and Daniel J Wetsch, Gig Harbor, WA; a granddaughter, Sarah Wetsch, Billings, MT; a special family member, Vinny; two brothers, Don (Donna) Wetsch, Camano Island, WA and Mike Wetsch, Bellingham, WA; a sister, Betty Ann (Tom) Benton, Edwal, WA; and a sister-in-law, Loretta Wetsch, Mount Vernon, WA Preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Tony Wetsch

WETSCH, Victor
b. 29 Jan 1899 - Stienberg, Russia
d. 20 Mar 1948 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 23 Mar 1948
Victor Wetsch, 49, died Saturday. Born in Stienberg, Russia, Jan 29, 1899, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wetsch.

b. 25 Aug 1896 - Speier, Russia
d. 5 Jun 1973 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 7 Jun 1973
Adam John Wetstein, 76, died Tuesday. Born Aug. 25, 1896, in Speier, Russia, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wetstein. Married Elizabeth R. HATZENBEHLER. She died Sept. 16, 1970. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Edward Koch of Auburn, Calif., and Mrs. Edward Kaufman of 2215 3rd Ave. N.; a son, George Wetstein, 819 N. 23rd St.; three sisters, Mrs. Rose Marie Cobb, Mrs. Barbara Klein and Mrs. Emily Holland, all of Hollywood, Calif.; three brothers, Frank of Hollywood, Joe of Los Angeles and John Wetstein of Joliet; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild, and a step-great-grandchild.

**WETSTEIN, Catherine Louise (Messer)
See Catherine Louise Messer

**WETSTEIN, Elizabeth Rose (Hatzenbehler)
See Elizabeth Rose Hatzenbehler

WETZEL, Carol T.
b. 4 Sep 1927
d. 20 Mar 2009
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, March 24, 2009
SPEARVILLE - Carol T. Wetzel, 81, died March 20, 2009. Born Sept. 4, 1927, to Herman and Elsie Weiss Wetzel. Married ERNA L. DIEROLF. She survives. Other survivors include: daughters, Joyce Orebaugh, and Nita Winfrey, both of Dodge City, and Joleen Stein, Spearville; a brother, Edgar, Great Bend; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A son preceded him in death.

WEYAND, Hazel Leona
b. 4 Oct 1919 - Chinook, Montana
d. 16 Mar 2009 - North Newton, Kansas
From Newton Kansan - Tuesday, March 17, 2009
NORTH NEWTON — Hazel Leona (Weyand) German passed away Monday (March 16, 2009). Born on Oct. 4, 1919, to Ernest and Agnes (Loewen) Weyand. The fifth of eight children, Hazel was born on a homestead near Chinook, Mont. Agnes Weyand passed away when Hazel was 17, and she stayed home to help their father raise the younger brother and sisters. Married HENRY O. GERMAN, JR. Survived by her daughter, Beth, and son-in-law, David Spradling of Green Valley, Ariz.; sisters, Clara Schulz of Hutchinson, Francis Sippel of Goessel, and Pearl Ediger of McPherson; brother, Arnold Weyand of McPherson; and numerous nieces, nephews. Preceded in death by two sisters, Rose Ash and Elda Fortner, and brother, Clarence Weyand.

WHITE, James O.
b. 1 Mar 1925 - Bridgeport
d. 9 Aug 2008
From Watonga Republican - August 27, 2008
James O. White, 82, died Aug. 9, 2008. Born March 1, 1925, in Bridgeport to Virgil Eldon and Ruby Pearl (Nusz) White. Married CHERI SORELL. Survived by his wife, Cheri; two sons, Steve White, Los Angeles, Calif., and Ian White; a daughter Sarah McCaslin, Connecticut; a stepson, Joseph Seelye, Phoenix, Ariz; a stepdaughter, Susan Mann, Kalispell, Mont.; a brother, Virgil White, El Reno; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and a great-great grandchild. Preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Sagrillo, and a brother Chet White.

b. 30 Jan 1919 - Wilson, Kansas
d. 18 Dec 2008 - Salina, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, December 20, 2008
From Salina Journal - Saturday, December 20, 2008
WILSON - Wilma L. Whitmer, 89, died Dec. 18, 2008. Born Jan. 30, 1919, in Wilson, the daughter of Louis and Katherine Friebus Whitmer. Survivors include: sisters, Marie Klint, of Denver, Katie Urbanek of Spokane, Wash., and Verna Thielen of Olathe.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her brothers, Ned and Paul Whitmer


WIEBE, Dorothy Margaret
b. 27 Jun 1919 - Beatrice, Nebraska
d. 14 Feb 2009 - Hesston, Kansas
From Newton Kansan - Monday, February 23, 2009
HESSTON — Dorothy Margaret Friesen, 89, of Hesston, died Feb. 14, 2009. Born on June 27, 1919, in Beatrice, Neb., the daughter of Frank and Marie Goosen Wiebe. They preceded her in death. Married ABRAHAM K. FRIESEN. Survivors include her four daughters, Judy Williams and husband, Tim, of Spokane, Wash., Karen Franz and husband, Rod, of Manhattan, Arlene Schmidt and husband, Wilbur, of Newton, and Jane Friesen and husband, Kelvin, of Archbold, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Wiebe and John Wiebe; and two sisters, Alma Linsenmeyer and Helen Wiebe

b. 16 Jul 1912
d. 7 Jun 2009 - Valley Center, Kansas
From Newton Kansan - Thursday, June 11, 2009
VALLEY CENTER — Emma Busenitz, 96, died on Sunday (June 7, 2009). Born on July 16, 1912, the daughter of John D. and Helena (Claassen) Wiebe. Married WILLIAM L. BUSENITZ. Emma was preceded in death by her husband; her sons, William John in infancy and Robert Busenitz; and siblings, Adolph, Ernest, Paula and Frieda Wiebe. Survived by her sons, William (Grace) of Potwin, Gilbert (Fran) of Madison, Arnold (Velma) of Valley Center, Herbert (Patti) of Whitewater and David (Isabelle) of Topeka; her daughters, Helen Busenitz of Ecuador, South America, Theresa (Henry) Ortmann of Wolf Point, Mont., Emma (Arlowe) Becker of Plymouth, Minn., Kady (Jan) Schubert of Omaha, Neb., and Christina Busenitz of Guinea, West Africa; a daughter-in-law, Barb Busenitz of Benton; 48 grandchildren; and 98 great-grandchildren.

WIEBE, Helen Elisabeth
b. 3 Nov 1925
d. 2 Mar 2009 - Windom, Minnesota
From Newton Kansan - Thursday, March 5, 2009
MOUNTAIN LAKE, Minn. — Helen Elisabeth Friesen, 83, died on Monday (March 2, 2009). Born on Nov. 3, 1925, and adopted as an infant by John H. and Martha (Claassen) Wiebe of Whitewater. Both preceded her in death. Married WILLARD FRIESEN. She was a prolific writer, including children’s stories, church publication articles, a column for the local paper, puzzles and regular letters.
Survived by her husband, Willard Friesen of Mountain Lake; two sons, Douglas (Sandra) Friesen of Goshen, Ind., and Alan (Charlene) Friesen of Webster, S.D.; her daughter-in-law, Patsy Friesen of Sartell, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her sister, Agnes (Edgar) Harder, and her brother Willard (Mary Ann) Wiebe, both of Whitewater. Preceded in death by her son Donald Friesen, who died in 2008, and her brothers, Eldon and Howard Wiebe

b. 4 Jul 1949 - Hutchinson, Kansas
d. 21 Dec 2008 - Hutchinson, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Bill Wiens, 59, died Dec. 21, 2008. Born July 4, 1949, in Hutchinson, the son of Robert and Naomi Smith Wiens. Survived by: his mother; an aunt, Darlene Baldwin, Hays; a cousin, Teresa Witthuhn, Hays; and his companion, Buster, his basset hound. Preceded in death by his father and a brother, Clyde Wiens.


WIENS, Leona
b. 20 Oct 1922 - Inman, Kansas
d. 8 Mar 2009 - Hillsboro, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, March 10, 2009
HILLSBORO - Leona Funk, 86, died March 8, 2009. Born Oct. 20, 1922, in Inman, to Jacob E. and Katie Vogt Wiens. Married Allen J. FUNK. He died in 2003. Survivors include: sons, Lester, rural Marion, Larry, Delbert, and Ronald, all of Hillsboro; daughters, Joyce Ediger, Moundridge, and Jeanette Schaffer, Hillsboro; sister, Gladys Wolfe, Erie; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

WIENS, Loren G.
b. 16 Mar 1954
d. 15 Feb 2009 - Hutchinson, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, February 17, 2009
BUHLER - Loren G. Wiens, 54, died Feb. 15, 2009. Born March 16, 1954, to Milton J. and Erma Jane Regehr Wiens. Married CHERYL SUDERMAN. She survives. Other survivors include: son, Brett; daughters, Danae Osborn, and Tara Wiens; his mother; brothers, Jay D., and Kenneth R.; and a grandchild. Preceded in death by his father.

**WIENS, Marie (Klassen)
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WIENS, Martha Lovisa
b. 7 Feb 1924 - Ingalls, Kansas
d. 15 Jan 2009 - Hillsboro, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, January 16, 2009
HILLSBORO - Martha Lovisa Duerksen, 84, died Jan. 15, 2009. Born Feb. 7, 1924, in Ingalls, to Peter and Mary Eitzen Wiens. Married WESLEY DUERKSEN. Survivors include: sons, Ron, Pete and Rodean; daughter, Jan Franz; sister, Edna Kroeker; brother-in-law, Paul Heier; sister-in-law, Ethel Bartel; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

WIENS, Martha Lovisa
b. 7 Feb 1924 - Ingalls, Kansas
d. 15 Jan 2009 - Hillsboro, Kansas
Salina Journal - Friday, January 16, 2009
HILLSBORO -- Martha Lovisa Duerksen, 84, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009. Born Feb. 7, 1924, in Ingalls, to Peter and Mary (Eitzen) Wiens. Preceded in death by her husband, Wesley. Survivors include her sons, Ron (Fran), of Lehigh, Pete (Carol), of Lindsborg, and Rodean (Michelle), of Newton; daughter, Jan (Herman) Franz, of Wichita; brother-in-law, Paul Heier, of California; sister, Edna Kroeker, of California; sister-in-law, Ethel Bartel, of Hillsboro; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

WIENS, Walter D.
b. 2 Jul 1926 - McPherson County, Kansas
d. 20 Dec 2008 - Moundridge, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, December 23, 2008
INMAN – Walter D. Wiens, 82, passed away December 20, 2008. Born July 2, 1926, in McPherson County, Kansas, the son of Daniel P. and Katie Heidebrecht Wiens. Married KATHRYN FRIESEN.
She passed away June 20, 2001. Survived by: two sons, Gail and wife, Lois of Inman, Randall and wife, Lindy of Hillsboro; two daughters, Carrie Moser and husband, Keith of Libertyville, Illinois, and Connie Luty and husband, Scott of Wichita; a brother, John and wife, Darlene of Topeka; a sister, Florence Wiens of Hesston; and nine grandchildren. Preceded in death by a grandson, Austin Moser.

b. 11 May 1926- Seneca, Nebraska
d. 22 Feb 2009 - Cheyenne, WY
From Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Cheyenne, WY - 26 Feb 2009
Ralph E. Wiggins, 82, of Cheyenne died Feb. 22 (2009). Born May 11, 1926, in Seneca, Neb.
Survived by his wife, Claudia; his sister-in-law, Janet Gibson of Cheyenne; his two stepdaughters, Judith Lawrence of Carlsbad, N.M., and Deborah VanNierop of San Antonio; four grandchildren; his sisters, Margaret Wedemeyer of Fort Collins and Jean Baer of Wiggins, Colo.; and many dear friends. Preceded in death by his father, Elmer B. Wiggins; and his mother, Lena Bashaw.

WILHELM, Bernice Isabel
b. 28 Dec 1924 - Barton County, Kansas
d. 25 Feb 2009 - Great Bend, Kansas
From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - Friday, February 27, 2009
Bernice Isabel Radke, 84, died Feb. 25. Born Dec. 28, 1924, in Barton County, the daughter of Henry and Amelia Miller Wilhelm. Married MARCUS J. RADKE. Survivors, in addition to her husband, of the home, include a son, Dennis D. Radke and wife Wanda of Salina; a daughter, Carol J. Radke and life partner Carl Brown of Omaha, Neb.; two sisters, Viola Schneider of WaKeeney and Jean Bailey of Russell; two grandsons, Darren Radke and wife Diana of Overland Park and Ryan Radke and wife Erika of Fairfax, Va.; and one great-grandchild, Madelyn Noelle Radke. Preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters.

WILHELM, Katherine
b. 1868 - Russia
d. 1952 - Powell, Wyoming
From Billings Montana Gazette - Wednesday October 1, 1952
Bridger Matron Rites Conducted - BRIDGER – Mrs. Katherine Olheiser, 85, died Saturday. Born in Russia. Her husband, MICHAEL OLHEISER, preceded her in death 11 years ago. Survived by four sons, Rudolph of Dickinson, ND, Amos of Pavillion, Wyo., Frank of Casper, Wyo., and Antone of Seattle; eight daughters, Mrs. Rose Goetz of Yakima WA, Mrs. Katherine Otis of Seattle, Mrs. Lena Winnegart and Mrs. Ann Ryan, both of Casper, Wyo., Mrs. Fannie Jares of Manderson, Wyo., Mrs. Flora Weathermon of Powell, Wyo., Mrs. Odelia Hall of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Mrs. Matilda Rangitsch of Bridger; a brother, Adam Wilhelm and a sister, Mrs. Flora Rice, both of Dickinson, 70 grandchildren and 56 great-grandchildren.

WILHELM, Maria Barbara
b. 28 Feb 1864 - Russia
b. 5 May 1942
From Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday 6 May 1942
Vogel, Maria Barbara (Wilhelm) 1864-1942 - Mrs. Maria Barbara Vogel, 78, wife of GEORGE VOGEL of Laurel, died Tuesday (May 5). Born Feb. 28, 1864, in Russia, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wilhelm. Surviving, in addition to the widower, are 3 daughters, Mrs. Albert Dickerson of Los Angeles, Mrs. Alex Estreich and Mrs. George H. Miller, both of Laurel, 23 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

b. 17 Aug 1918 - Parkers Prairie, Minnesota
d. 5 Mar 2009 - Long Prairie Memorial Hospital
From Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Cheyenne, WY - 15 Mar 2009
Elda Zunker, 90, died March 5, 2009. Born Aug. 17, 1918, in Parkers Prairie, Minn., to William and Emma (Ruckheim) Wilke. Married GEORGE ZUNKER. Survived by her children, George (Jo) Zunker of Cheyenne, Kathleen (Calvin) Pooler of Clarissa, Minn., Phyllis Zunker of Anoka, Minn., Alice (Roger) Baron of Dellwood, Minn.; sister, Marie Eggert of Rockford, Ill.; brother, John Wilke of Alexandria, Minn.; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

WILL, Donald William
b. 1937 - Calgary, AB, Canada
d. 25 Jan 2009 - Canada
From Calgary Herald Newspaper - Calgary, CAN
WILL - Donald William - Donald William Will passed away on January 25, 2009. Born in Calgary in 1937. Predeceased by his wife THERESA (TERRY) WILL, and his parents Bill and Eva Will. Surviving
are his children Kathy Reynolds (Darcy), Karen Will (Scott Rankin), David Will (Ginnie Beston), Sandra Will-Krile (Ralph Krile); his grandchildren Liam and Francis Reynolds, Charlie and Joe Rankin, Carter and Benjamin Beston-Will, Dominic and Louisa Krile; his sister Doreen Albrecht as well as many family and relatives across Canada.

**WILLETT, Norma Jean Gress (Tennancour)
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**WILLIAMS, Magdalene A. (Roth)
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WILLIS, Nellie
b. ca 1870 - Summerville, Missouri
d. 24 Jul 1930
From Billings MT Gazette, Sunday 27 Jul 1930
Berger, Nellie (Willis) Hobbs not given/ca. 1870-1930 - Mrs. Nellie Berger, died Thursday.
She was 60 years of age and was born in Summerville MO. Married LEE BERGER,. Besides Mr. Berger, two children by a former marriage, four sisters and two brothers, survive. The children are Mrs. C. H. Suits and John Hobbs, who lives at Belfry. The sisters are Mrs. Elmer McVey of Joliet; Mrs. Leona Spencer of Yakima WA; Mrs. Belle McCarthy of Chicago, and Mrs. J. P. Swain of Mountainview MO. The brothers are James Willis of Spokane WA, and Roy Willis of Yakima WA.

WILLS, Lawrence L.
b. abt 1933
d. 6 Mar 2009 - Wichita, Kansas
From Wichita Eagle - Sunday, March 8, 2009
Wills, Lawrence L., 76, passed away Friday, March 6, 2009. Survived by his wife of 37 years, Margaret; 5 children: Richard L. Beeton and Teresa L. Beeton, both of Wichita, Larry D. Wills of New Mexico, David Wills of Tennessee, Mary Teresa Arthur of California; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

WILLS, Retha L.
b. 2 Nov 1933 - Hammon, Oklahoma
d. 27 Jan 2009 - Vallejo, California
From The Reporter, Vacaville, CA - 1/29/2009
Nov. 2, 1933 -Jan. 27, 2009 - Retha L. Wills, 75, died Jan. 27, (2009). Born Nov. 2, 1933 in Hammond, Okla.

WILM, Glenn L.
b. 4 Aug 1925 - Beulah, North Dakota
d. 25 Oct 1967
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 26 Oct 1967
Glenn L. Wilm, 42, was killed Wednesday morning when he was crushed between two military tanks at Glasgow Air Force Base. Born Aug. 4, 1925, in Beulah, N.D., son of Mr. and Mrs. George Wilm.
Married MONICA PETERS. Survivors include the widow; two children, Sharon and Kevin, both at home; his parents of Bridger; a brother, Dell Wilm of Bridger; and three sisters, Mrs. Eugene Elton of Bridger and Mrs. Gabriel Reichert and Mrs. Gary Skinner of Billings.

WINCHELL, Ralph A., Sr.
b. 19 Oct 1883 - Odessa, Russia
d. 6 July 1963 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Sunday 7 Jul 1963
Ralph A. Winchell Sr., 79, died Saturday morning. Born Oct. 19, 1883, in Odessa, Russia, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Winchell. Married TILLIE WETSCH. Survivors include his widow; six sons, John and Mike of Great Falls, Tony of 112 Rhee Lane and Ralph of 622 Ave. B, both of Billings, Walter and Jay of Glendive; six daughters, Mrs. Stiley Van Hooser and Mrs. Harold Ruffcorn, both of Great Falls, Mrs. James Wilson of 4508 Murphy Ave., Billings, Mrs. Joseph Momania of Eugene, Ore., Mrs. James Heutil of Minneapolis, Minn., and Miss Elizabeth Winchell of the family home.

**WINSINGER, Joy A. (Stucky)
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b. abt 1922
d. 9 May 2009 - Herington, Kansas
Salina Journal - Tuesday, May 12, 2009
HERINGTON — Emma Weber, 87, died Saturday, May 9, 2009. Survived by her husband, Eldon; sons, Marvin and Vernon Weber; brother, Edwin Winter; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

b. 1 Dec 1921 - Durham, Kansas
d. 9 May 2009 - Herington, Kansas
From Hillsboro Star Journal - May 13, 2009
Emma Weber, 87, died May 9, 2009. Born Dec. 1, 1921, near Durham, she was the daughter of Jacob H. and Eva Elizabeth (Wasamiller) Winter. Married ELDON G. WEBER . Two brothers, Carl Winter and Reinhold Winter, and two sisters, Lydia Laubhan and Leah Laubhan, preceded her in death. Other survivors include two sons, Marvin Weber of Vassar, Vernon Weber of Herington; a brother, Edwin Winter of Hillsboro; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

WINTER, Jeanette Marie
b. 27 Jul 1945 - Lawrence, Kansas
d. 25 Apr 2009
From Salina Journal - Tuesday, April 28, 2009
GOODLAND -- Jeanette Marie (Winter) Meyer, 63, died Saturday, April 25, 2009. Born July 27, 1945, in Lawrence. Preceded in death by her father, A. Wayne Winter; a brother, Donald Winter; and twin sister, Janet Louise Kenny. Surviving include her mother, Lois Jean Winter, of Kanorado; sons, Randall Scott Meyer, of Axtell, Neb., and Bradley Louis Meyer, of Rapid City, S.D.; and six grandchildren.

**WINTER, Rosemary Ann (Schmitz)
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WINTERHOLLER, Maria Elizabeth
b. 3 May 1876 - Umperwalden, Russia
d. 31 Dec 1957
From Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday 1 Jan 1958
Winterholler, Marie Elizabeth (____) 1876-1957 - LOVELL, Wyo.—Mrs. Marie Elizabeth Winterholler, 81, died Tuesday (Dec. 31). Mrs. Winterholler, who was the mother of 19 children, was born in Umperwalden, Russia, May 3, 1876. Her husband, CARL WINTERHOLLER, died in Detroit MI, Aug. 3, 1926. Surviving are 7 sons, Carl of Detroit, Alex of Lovell, Gottlieb of Auburn WA, John of LaFayette CA, Phil of Kent WA, Henry of Hayward CA, and Alfred of Denver CO; seven daughters, Miss Alvina of Lovell, Mrs. Dorothy Kinsfather of Babbitt NV, Mrs. Sophia Spomer of Seattle, Mrs. Betty Ungefug of Fontana CA, Mrs. Marie Schwarz of Casper, Mrs. Katherine Schulte of Auburn WA and Mrs. Lydia Showalter of Redondo Beach CA, 38 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Five of her children preceded Mrs. Winterholler in death.

WIRTH, Marion Rose
b. 3 Jan 1919 - Redwing, Kansas
d. 26 Feb 2009 - Topeka, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, February 27, 2009
TOPEKA - Marion Rose Wirth Schauf, 90, died on February 26, 2009 . Born Jan. 3, 1919, in Redwing, the second of three children of Robert and Anna Wirth. Married BERNARD SCHAUF. For 32 years, Marion was organist and choir director for the St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Dubuque. Survived by: four daughters; Sally Punte (Lawrence), LaGrange, Calif., Patricia Talbott (Edward) of Topeka, Judy Burnes (Richard) of Silver Spring, Md., and Debra Buehler of Cimarron; 11 grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren.

WITTMAN, Edna Berneice
b. 22 May 2006 - Bazine, Kansas
d. 21 May 2009 - Kit Carson, Colorado
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, May 24, 2009
NESS CITY - Edna Berneice Ummel, 82, died May 21, 2009. Born May 22, 1926, at the family home in Bazine, to Alex and Amalia Schneider Wittman. Married ROLLA UMMEL. He preceded her in death. Survivors include: sons, Richard, and Donald and Jackie; daughters, Fern Renner, and Doris and David Scott; brothers, Elmer and Robert; sisters, Violet Black and Arlene Davis; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

WITTMAN, Edna Berneice
b. 22 May 1926 - Bazine, Kansas -
d. 21 May 2009 - Kit Carson, Colorado
From Hays Daily News - Sunday, May 24, 2009
Edna Berneice Ummel, 82, died Thursday, May 21, 2009. Born May 22, 1926, in Bazine to Alex and Amalia Schneider Wittman. Married ROLLA UMMEL . He preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Richard, Ness City and Donald and wife, Jackie, WaKeeney; two daughters: Fern Renner, Cheyenne Wells, Colo. and Doris Scott and husband, David, Ness City; two brothers: Elmer and wife, June, Seattle, and Robert and wife, Joyce, Meade; two sisters, Violet Black and husband, Louis "Bud", Great Bend and Arlene Davis and husband, Marvin, West Valley, Utah; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents; a son, David; a brother, LeRoy; a sister, Florene; and a son-in-law, James.

b. 28 Jul 1920 - St. Peter, Kansas
d. 20 Feb 2009 - Quinter, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Sunday, February 22, 2009
Elmer Wittman, 88, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2009. Born July 28, 1920, in St. Peter to Frank and Katherine (Scheck) Wittman. Married CORONA MARIE (ROHR) WITTMAN on Dec. 25, 1943. She preceded him in death Sept. 10, 2007. Survivors include six sons, Gary Wittman, Arvada, Colo., Leon Wittman, Shawnee, Dennis Wittman, Cave Creek, Ariz., Randy Wittman, Quinter, Jim Wittman, Salina, and Rick Wittman, Omaha, Neb.; a sister, Ida Zimmerman, Topeka; 16 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

b. 12 Aug 1873 - South Russia
d. 6 Sep 1956 - Hazen
From Dickinson Press, Friday 7 Sep 1956
Wittmayer, John 1873-1956 - John Wittmayer of Hazen died Thursday at the age of 83. Came to the US in 1893. Married CHRISTINE RATHJEN. Leaves one son, Edward of Waterloo IA; and 8 daughters, Mrs. Joh Frooscher, Oregon City OR; Mrs. George Schindler, Beulah; Mrs. Emil Schwarz, Hazen; Mrs. Henry C. Miller, Hazen; Mrs. William Knoll, New Salem; Mrs. Louis Fandrich, New Salem; Mrs. Otto Boeshans, Hazen; and Mrs. Gene Gallagher, Rapid City SD. Also surviving are 49 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, a brother, Andrew of Hazen. One sister, 2 sons and 3 daughters preceded him in death.

**WOCK, Barbara Rice (Schlosser)
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WOCK, Mike
b. 1902 - Dickerson
d. 1967
From Billings MT Gazette, Saturday 28 Oct 1967
DICKINSON, N.D.—Funeral services Mike Wock will be held October 28. Born at Dickinson in 1902, the son of Lawrence and Veronica Wolf Wock. Married ROSEMARY VOGEL. Survivors include: his wife; sons, Willard and Wallace, both of Dickinson, Nick Wock of Butte, Mont., and Michael Wock of Des Moines, Iowa; daughters, Mrs. James Pfau of Fort Collins, Colo., Mrs. Donald Wanner of Missoula, Mont., Mrs. Alec Herauf of Milwaukee, Wis., Mrs. Larry Maine of Eugene, Ore., Mrs. Valentine Berger, Mrs. John Schmidt, Mrs. Andrew Obritsch all of Dickinson and two sisters, Mrs. James Hecker of Wibaux, Mont. and Mrs. Sebastian Frank of Dickinson.

WOELK, Hilda J.
b. 3 Sep 1919 - Goessel, Kansas
d. 3 Jan 2009 - Hutchinson, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) news - Sunday, January 4, 2009
BUHLER - Hilda J. Voth, 89, passed away Jan. 3, 2009. Born Sept. 3, 1919, in Goessel, the daughter of Heinrich and Anna Unruh Woelk. Married HERMAN P. VOTH. He passed away Jan. 8, 1976. Survivors include: two daughter, Linda and Erle Coleman, Winfield, and Leanna and Jay Wiens, Inman; a brother, Eldon and Melba Woelk, Goessel; and six grandchildren, Austin, Tyler, and Shawn Coleman, and Scott, Laura, and Ashlyn Wiens. Preceded in death by four brothers, Henry, Arthur, Alvin, and Ernest, and three sisters, Sarah Woelk, Anna Ensz and Marie Heppler.

**WOLF, Aloysia (Aberle)
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WOLF, Delores M.
b. 5 Apr 1926 - Dickinson, North Dakota
d. 19 Jan 2009 - Ekalaka, Montana
From Ekalaka MT Stevenson Funeral Home 22 Jan 09
Delores M. Hammel, 82, passed away on Monday, January 19, 2009. Born in Dickinson, ND on April 5, 1926, the fourth youngest of eleven children born to Alexander and Barbara (Muelberger) Wolf. Married ROBERT E. HAMMEL. Survived by her children, Richard (Karen) Hammel, Ekalaka, MT, Donna Deen, Alexandria, VA, Robert (Lynda) Hammel, Wolf Creek, MT, Carol Hammel, Maple Valley, WA, Howard Hammel, Milwaukie, OR, Debbie (George) Bell, Missoula, MT and Alan, (Patty) Hammel, Buellton, Ca; nine grandchildren, Jeff Hammel, Jennifer (LeRoy) Schallenberger, Jake Hammel, Tanya Deen, Amee Welch, Jonathan Lewis, Justin Lewis, Joe Lewis and Jason Lewis; three great-grandchildren, Tyler Welch, Darin Schallenberger and Travis Schallenberger; two brothers, John (Emily) Wolf, MN and Richard Wolf, Dickinson, ND and a sister, Vi Stranik, WA. Preceded in death by her parents, Alexander and Barbara Wolf, her husband, Robert E. Hammel, five brothers, George, Tony, Donald, Wayne and Ronald and two sisters, Angeline and Eleanor.

**WOLF, Elizabeth M. (Albers)
See Elizabeth M. Albers

WOLF, Ignatz
b. 10 Dec 1888 - South Russia
d. 21 Mar 1952
From Bismarck Tribune, Saturday 22 Mar 1952
Wolf, Ignatz 1888-1952 - Ignatz Wolf, 63, died Friday. Born Dec. 10, 1888, in South Russia, Mr. Wolf was the son of Michael and Christina Senger Wolf. Married to ANNA HUBER. In addition to his widow and mother, he leaves four daughters and five sons. Daughters are Mrs. Peter Kuntz, Mrs. Jack Kuntz and Mrs. Lyness Horner, all of Linton and Mrs. Joe Kuntz, Bismarck. Sons are Mike, Joe, Aloys and Albert Wolf, all of Bismarck, and Pius Wolf, with the air force stationed in Washington DC. Also leaves 7 brothers, Anton and Matt Wolf, both of Bismarck, Adam Wolf, Strasburg, and Paul, Joe, Mike and Kasmar Wolf, all of Linton, 3 sisters, Mrs. George Roehrich, Napoleon, Mrs. Frank Bosch, Linton and Mrs. Sebastian Schneider, Kintyre and 13 grandchildren.

WOLF, Joseph
b. 1891 - Russia
d. Nov 1954 - Dickinson, North Dakota
Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 16 Nov 1954
DICKINSON, N.D.—Joseph Wolf died in St. Joseph’s Hospital. Born in Russia in 1891. Came to the United States in 1900. Survived by his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Regina Schaff of Spokane, Wash., Mrs. Mary Siller of Williston, Mrs. Viola Bolensky of Kalispell, Mont., and Miss Shirley Wolf of Dickinson, and four sons, Jack, Casper, Thomas and Ray Wolf, all of Dickinson.

**WOLF, Katherine (Hirsch)
See Katharine Hirsch

WOLF, Leon J.
b. 12 Nov 1960 - WaKeeney, Kansas
d. 10 Feb 2009
From Salina Journal - Friday, February 13, 2009
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Leon J. Wolf, 48, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009. Born Nov. 12, 1960, in WaKeeney, Kan., the son of John and Alberta Wolf. Preceded in death by his wife, Pam, in 2005; and his father, John, in 1986. Survivors are his mother, Alberta Wolf, of Salina, Kan.; three sisters, Diana Swaim and Virginia Hill, both of Salina, and Anna Marie Stetzel, of McCook, Neb.

**WOLF, Peggy Irene (Mellies)
See Peggy Irene Mellies

WOLF, Rochus
b. 11 Feb 1866 - Russia
d. 13 Feb 1954
From Dickinson ND Press, Tuesday 16 Feb 1954
Rochus Wolf died Saturday morning after he was run over by a train at the foot walk in the Northern Pacific in Dickinson. He was 88 years of age, born in Russia, Feb. 11, 1866. Married to KATHRYN RENNER.
Parents of nine children, two of whom, Ralph and Adam, preceded him in death. The children include Mrs. Barbara Froehlich, Spokane; Mrs. Mary Schock (sic), Havre MT; Mrs. Peter Black, Williston; Mrs. John Black, Havre; Mrs. Kasper Hecker, Yakima, and John and Frank Wolf of Yakima. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Wolf, the children named and 50 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.

WOLFE, Henry
b. 3 May 1885 - Russia
d. 1 Feb 1951 - Robinson
From Bismarck Tribune, Friday 2 Feb 1951
Henry Wolfe, 66, died Thursday (Feb. 1). Born in Russia, May 3, 1885. Married BERTHA FRANZ.
She died in 1918. Married EVA VEIL. Leaves his wife and 14 children. The children are John Wolfe, Moffit; Arthur Wolfe, with the army in Germany; Mrs. Charles Richards, Hazelton; Mrs. Francis Johnson, Braddock; Mrs. Clayton McCullough, Regan; Mrs. Albert Wallenvein and Mrs. Phillip Martin, Lake Williams; Mrs. Arthur Wallenvein, Tuttle, and Mrs. Earl Bertsch, Heaton. Five children living at home are Freda, Shirley, Lenora, Edwin and August Wolfe. Leaves two brothers, John Wolfe, Robinson, and Matt Wolfe, Bellantine MT, and two sisters, Mrs. Gust Wittmeir, and Mrs. Magdalena Brown, both of Washington.

WOLFE, Jack L.
b. 29 Aug 1921 - Empire, Oklahoma
d. 29 Jan 2009 - Wyoming
From Casper Star-Tribune, Casper, WY - Saturday, January 31, 2009
CASPER -- Jack L. Wolfe, born Aug. 29, 1921 in Empire, OK passed away on Jan. 29, 2009. Married PAULINE WEST. Married for 30 years, ended in divorce. Preceded in death by his mother, Jennie E. Sager Wolfe; father, Lewis Wolfe; brother, Bob Wolfe; sister, Joan Meredith. Survived by his former wife, Pauline; his children, Jana Oler of Casper, Jackie Harlow of Gilbert, AZ, Paula Reid, Casper, Joyce Bowden, Casper, Ron Wolfe, Casper; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; as well as his close friend and companion, Bev Logan of Casper.

WOLFE, Mary Katherine
b. 2 May 1858 - Dobrinka, Russia
d. 23 Aug 1933
From OKEENE RECORD", Friday, August 31, 1933
HOFFMAN, MARY KATHERINE (WOLFE-NUSZ) 1858-1933 - Mrs. Mary Hoffman, maiden name Wolf was born on May 2, 1858 in Dobrinka, Russia. United to GEORGE PETER NUSZ. Fourteen children were born to them, 2 of them preceding their mother in death. Immigrated to America with her former husband, George P. Nusz in the year 1886. He died in 1920. In 1925. United in marriage to FRED HOFFMAN. On August 23, 1933, her pilgrimage came to an end. Leaves to mourn her husband, Fred Hoffman, 12 children, 57 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

WOLFF, Dewey Dale
b. 24 May 1932 - Ryegate
d. 19 Dec 2008 - St. Vincent Hospital
From Billings Gazette, Billings, WY - 22 Dec 2008
SHEPHERD - Dewey Dale Wolff, 76, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2008. The son of Arthur and Thelma Wolff, Dewey was born May 24, 1932 in Ryegate. Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Mary of Shepherd; children, Cindy Wedge, Dewey (Shiela) Wolff, Clarence (Laura) Wolff, Darlene Wolff, Jolee (Dale) Barter, Linda Dahl, Kathy (Richard) Verplanke, and Mike (Tammy) Rasmussen; 18 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Raymond and Donald of Portland and Keith of Shepherd, and his sister Sharon Ann John of Riverside, Calif. Preceded in death by his parents, brother Eugene and life long friend Adrian Wilson.

WOLSKE, Elmer Edward
b. 9 May 1903 - Forrestville, Wisconsin
d. 5 Aug 1976
From Billings MT Gazette, Friday 6 Aug 1976
Elmer Edward Wolske, 73, died Thursday. Born May 9, 1903, in Forrestville, Wis., a son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Wolske. Married KATHERINE ELIZABETH WETSCH. She died March 24, 1969. Survivors include a son, Robert E. Wolske of Shepherd; a stepson, John Cole, of Fairbanks, Alaska; a brother, Clarence Wolske of Algoma, Wis.; a granddaughter; and three step-granddaughters.

**WOLSKE, Katherine Elizabeth (Wetsch)
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**WOLTERMANN, Margaret (Huck)
See Margaret Huck

WOMBOLT, Elizabeth
b. 3 Aug 1894 - Dittle, Russia
d. 11 Aug 1972
From Billings MT Gazette, Saturday 12 Aug 1972
Fox, Elizabeth (Wombolt) 1895-1972 - Mrs. Elizabeth Fox, 77, died Friday. Born Aug. 3, 1894, in Dittle, Russia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Wombolt. Married GEORGE FOX, SR.. Survivors include the widower; one son, George Fox Jr., of Burlington WY; seven daughters, Mrs. Harry Bartel, of Morrill NE, Mrs. John Siemion, of St. Xavier, Mrs. Steve Waliser, of Bozeman, Mrs. Lydia Klundt, of Powell WY, Mrs. Ted Brey, of 820 S. Billings Blvd., Mrs. Carl Gallagher, of 4532 Mitchell Ave., and Mrs. Wilbur Megaard, 4415 King Ave. E. Survivors also include one brother, George Wombolt, of Laurel; 34 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

**WOOD, Rose (Doll)
See Rose Doll

**WOODARD, Martha (Nusz)
See Martha Nusz

WURTZ, Marie B.
b. 18 Feb 1926 - Clara, Kansas
d. 31 Dec 2008 - Concordia, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Thursday, January 1, 2009
CONCORDIA — Marie B. Dorman, 82, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008. Born Feb. 18, 1926, in Clara, Kan., to Ben and Loretta (Straub) Wurtz. Married JIMMIE E. DORMAN. Survivors include daughters, Kathy Thoman and husband Greg, of Jamestown, Rita Marken and husband Craig, of DeMotte, Ind., Loretta Meats and husband Carl, of Concordia, and Connie Hawkinson and husband, Earl, of Wichita; sons, Gary Dorman and friend Karen, of Canadian, Texas, Mike Dorman and wife Bari, Tim Dorman and wife Susan and Jamie Dorman, all of Burlington, Colo.; a sister, Vera Girard, of Concordia; brothers, Robert Wurtz, of Topeka, Bernard Wurtz, of Wichita, and Wilfred Wurtz, of Fairfield Bay, Ark.; 16 grandchildren; two stepgrandsons; and 17 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by a son, Douglas Dorman; parents; brothers, Marvin, Clarence, Lawrence and Andy Wurtz; and sisters, Theresa Hoover and Veronica Watkins.

**WUTZKE, Wilhelmina (Bauman)
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