b.  24 Oct 1927 - Huntley, Wyoming

            d. 20 Jun 2010 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
From  The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE  - June 23 to June 25, 2010

Ace T. Backer, 82 of Scottsbluff,  passed away June 20, 2010.   Born Oct. 24, 1927 at Huntley, Wyo. to George and Mollie (Grentz) Backer.   Married NORMA JEAN SNYDER on Aug. 29, 1948.   Survivors include his wife Norma of Scottsbluff; son, Ace G. (Susan) Backer of Mitchell; daughter, Kimberly Ann (Robert) Cox of Gering; grandchildren, Ace (Lisa) Backer; Holly Backer and Hubert Lee Cox; five great-grandchildren; three step-granddaughters and six step-great grandchildren.   Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers, Robert and Andrew; sister, Anna Mae Cowell and granddaughter, Sara Jean Cox.



BACKHUS, Wanda Kaye

            b.  14 Jan 1957

            d.  30 Nov 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, December 3, 2010
TAMPA - Wanda Kaye Backhus Schmidt, 53, died Nov. 30, 2010, in Fort Worth, Texas.   Born Jan. 14, 1957, to Wilbert and Donna Klein Backhus.    Survivors include: her parents; son, Joseph of Chicago; daughter, Amy Schmidt of Fort Worth; and sister, Tina Clement of Tampa. 



BACKHUS, Wanda Kaye

            b.  14 Jan 1957 - Abilene, Kansas

            d.  30 Nov 2010 - Fort Worth, Texas

From Salina Journal - Friday, December 3, 2010

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Wanda Kaye (Backhus) Schmidt, 53, of Fort Worth, formerly of Tampa, Kan., died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010. Born Jan. 14, 1957, in Abilene, Kan.  Survivors: one son, Joseph, of Chicago; one daughter, Amy Schmidt, of Fort Worth; one sister, Tina Clement, of Tampa; and her parents, Wilbert and Donna (Klein) Backhus, of Tampa.



BAHR, Vernon Anthony

            b. 18 Aug 1920 - Albert, Kansas

            d.  6 Jan 2010 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, January 8, 2010

ALBERT - Vernon Anthony Bahr, 89, died Jan. 6, 2010, at Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City.  Born Aug. 18, 1920, on a farm north of Albert, to Frank William and Mary Victoria Schneider Bahr Sr.   Married MARY MARGARET SHEEHAN BRACK.  She died Jan. 17, 1999. Survivors include: stepdaughter, Sheryl Brack Dale and husband Don, Choctaw, Okla.; a sister, Sister Rose Theresa Bahr, ASC; three grandchildren, Carolyn Dale, Ronald Dale and wife Janie, and Jennifer Holleman and husband Dan; six great-grandchildren, Erika Kohler, Corey Mumma, Damien Holleman, Lauren Holleman, Victoria Dale, Vivian Dale; three nephews, William Bahr and wife, Mary, Thomas Bahr and wife, Mary, and Robert Bahr; two great-nephews, Jonathan Bahr and wife Amber, and Christopher Bahr; and a great-great-nephews, Evan Bahr.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Herman Bahr and Frank Bahr, Jr., a sister, Sr. Mary Francita, ASC, and a great-granddaughter, Vanessa Dale.



BAIER, Martin J.

            b.  13 Jan 1925

            d.  28 Nov 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, November 30, 2010

GARDEN CITY - Martin J. Baier, 85, died Nov. 28, 2010. Born Jan. 13, 1925, to Joseph and Monica Unrein Baier.   Married WILMA M. GOTTSCHALK. She survives. Other survivors include: sons, Gary L., Rodney A., Timothy G., Mark A. and Michael L.; daughters, Monica Galliart and Wendy Pollman; brothers, Ray, Victor and Joe; sisters, Irene Patton, Barb Hunter and Anne Hoover; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.



BAKER, Lily (Schaneman)

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BAKKEN, Linda Marie

            b.  13 Apr 1945 - Brunswick, Georgia

            d.  27 Nov 2010 - Lingle, Wyoming

From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE  -   November 30 to December 2, 2010

LINGLE, Wyo. - Linda Marie Knaub, 65, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at her home in Lingle.  Born April 13, 1945 in Brunswick, Ga., the daughter of Martin and Delores (Vorse) Bakken. Married Duane William Knaub on Aug. 7, 1966.   Survivors include her husband, Duane of Lingle, Wyo.; daughters, Jodi Palmer of Wheatland, Wyo., Jacki and husband Jay Scheel of Rawlins, Wyo.; her mother, Delores Swift of North Platte; her father, Martin Bakken of Scottsbluff; sisters, Marla and husband Frank Smith of Harrisburg, Clydene and husband Bob Britten of North Platte, Aldena Hammel and her companion Keith Shafner of Trinidad, Colo., Vale and her husband Darren McCleary of Sioux City, Iowa; brother, Brad Bakken of Scottsbluff, NE; and grandchildren, Finessa Palmer, Brisen Palmer, Carlee Scheel, Shania Scheel, and Hunter Scheel.


BALZER, Arlene F. Schroeder (Schmidt)

See Arlene F. Schmidt



BALZER, Beathene

            b.  18 Aug 1914

            d.  15 Jun 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, June 16, 2010

MOUNDRIDGE - Beathene "Betty" Harms, 95, died June 15, 2010. Born Aug. 18, 1914. On Oct. 17, 1936.   Married ELMER HARMS. He died in 1998. Survivors include: a son, Byron; a grandson; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Art Balzer; sisters, Laura Janzen and Wilma Harms; a sister-in-law, Pauline Balzer and numerous nieces and nephews.



BALZER, Beathene

            b.  18 Aug 1914 - Whitewater, Kansas

            d.  15 Jun 2010 - Moundridge, Kansas

From Newton Kansan - Thursday, June 17, 2010

MOUNDRIDGE   Beathene “Betty” Harms passed away on Tuesday (June 15, 2010) at Moundridge.  Born on Aug. 18, 1914, in rural Whitewater to Isaac and Emma Balzer.   Married ELMER HARMS.  Survived by one son, Byron Harms of Pamona; grandson, Richard and wife Michelle Harms of Pamona; two great-grandsons, Joseph and Michael Harms; one brother, Art Balzer of North Newton; two sisters, Laura and husband Henry Janzen of North Newton and Wilma Harms of Newton; sister-in-law, Pauline Balzer of rural Whitewater; and a number of nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by husband Elmer Harms in 1998; father, Isaac Balzer; mother, Emma Harms Balzer; brother, Raymond Balzer; sister-in-law, Louis Balzer; brother-in-law, Willis Harms; and a daughter-in-law, Naomi, who passed away in 2002.


BANGERT, Alvina Estella (Steinert)

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BARTEL, Clara (Dick)

            See Clara Dick




            b.  27 Nov 1928 - Durham, Kansas

            d.  15 Apr 2010 - Overland Park, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Tuesday, April 20, 2010

OVERLAND PARK -- Dean Bartel, 81, of Overland Park, formerly of Durham, passed away Thursday, April 15, 2010, at his home. Born Nov. 27, 1928, in Durham.   Survived by his wife, Juanita; three daughters, Deena Bartel-Wagner, Bonnie Purkeypile and Karla Cole; three sons-in-law; 10 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.


BARTEL, Frieda

            b.  23 Dec 1921

            d.  5 Nov 2010 - Hillsboro, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News

HILLSBORO - Frieda Wall, 88, died Nov. 5, 2010. She was born Dec. 23, 1921, to Emil F. and Martha Duerksen Bartel.   On May 16, 1944, she married ELMER WALL. He died in 2006. Survivors include: a son, Robert Wall; a daughter, Sandra Garrard; a daughter-in-law, Jo Ann Wall; seven grandchildren; and four great-grand-children.



BARTEL, Frieda

            b.  23 Dec 1921 - Hillsboro,  Kansas

            d.  5 Nov 2010 - Hillsboro, Kansas

From Hillsboro Star Journal - November 10, 2010

Frieda Wall, 88, of Hillsboro, died Nov. 5  (2010) at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.  Born Dec. 23, 1921, in Hillsboro, to Emil F. and Martha (Duerksen) Bartel.   Married ELMER WALL on May 16, 1944, in Hillsboro. He died in 2006. A son, Richard, preceded her in death in 2005.    Survivors include a son, Robert, of Hillsboro; a daughter, Sandra Garrard, of Antelope; seven grand-children; and four great-grandchildren.



BARTEL, LuElla (Hoffman)

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BARTEL, Marie J.

            b.  17 Jul 1914 - Hillsboro, Kansas

            d.  6 Jan 2010 - Newton, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, January 7, 2010

NORTH NEWTON - Marie J. Guhr, 95, died Jan. 6, 2010, at the Kidron Bethel Village.   Born July 17, 1914, to John and Maria Jantz Bartel at Hillsboro.  Married HENRY GUHR on July 11, 1943, at Hillsboro. He died April 18, 1995. Survivors include: two sons, Leon D. and Virginia Guhr, Moundridge, Royce A. and Marge Guhr, Independence, Kan.; two daughters, Wanda and Jeff Justesen, Hartford, Conn., and Rita and George Rogers, Newton; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.



BARTEL, Martin R.

            b.  29 Oct 1924

            d.  21 Oct 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, October 22, 2010

MEADE - Martin R. Bartel died Oct. 21, 2010. Born Oct. 20, 1924. On Aug. 22, 1947, he married HELEN REIMER. She survives. Other survivors include: sons, Harry, Hugoton, and Richard, Ulysses; daughters, Ruth, and Wilma, both of Hugoton; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter




            b.  23 Jan 1922

            d.  20 Oct 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, October 21, 2010

MEADE - Pete R. Bartel, 88, died Oct. 20, 2010.  Born Jan. 23, 1922, to Jacob and Elizabeth Rempel Bartel.  On Aug. 10, 1952, he married MALENDA L. PENNER. She died Dec. 13, 2006. Survivors include: sons, Dan, Reuben and Phil; a daughter, Rachel Schmidt; brothers, Martin, Albert and Andy; sisters, Margaret Reimer, Elizabeth Betekofer, Esther Whiteman and Bertha Seifert; and ten grandchildren.




            b.  21 Feb 1930

            d.  8 Jun 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, June 10, 2010

HILLSBORO - Ruth A. Bartel, 80, died June 8, 2010. Born Feb. 21, 1930, to Albert F. and Anna (Penner) Bartel.  Survivors: brothers, Vernon A., Larry G.; sister, Eunice Nachtigall; sister-in-law, Ethel Bartel; many nieces and nephews. Siblings Eldon Bartel and Margie Reimer preceded her in death.




            b.  21 Feb 1930 - Newton, Kansas

            d.  8 Jun 2010 - Hillsboro, Kansas

From Hillsboro Star Journal - June 16, 2010

Ruth A. Bartel, 80, of Hillsboro, died June 8 (2010) at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.  Born Feb. 21, 1930, in Newton, to Albert F. and Anna (Penner) Bartel. A brother, Eldon Bartel, and a sister, Margie Reimer, preceded her in death.  Survivors include two brothers, Vernon and Larry of Hillsboro; and a sister, Eunice Nachtigall of Aurora, Neb.



BARTEL, Violet (Janzen)

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BARTELS, Raymond Frederick

            b.  26 Dec 1919 - Altamont, Ill

            d.  26 Apr 2010 - Lincoln, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Wednesday, April 28, 2010

LINCOLN -- Raymond Frederick Bartels, 90, of Lincoln, died Monday, April 26, 2010. Born Dec. 26, 1919, in Altamont, Ill., to John Ernst and Emma Marie (Schafer) Bartels.  Survivors include his son, Vernon (Ruth Ellen), of Baldwin City; a daughter, Arlene Bartels, of Albuquerque, N.M.; five brothers, John, of Raytown, Mo., Arlon (Corrine), of Lincoln, Neb., Lester (Lila) and Wendell, all of Topeka, and Walter, of Albuquerque; three sisters, Isabel Wendte, of Oklahoma City, Enola Erdley, of Delmont, Pa., and Irma (Paul) Penn, of Birmingham, Ala; two grandchildren, Jeffery (Tanya) Bartels, of Olathe, and Doug Bartels, of Chandler, Ariz.; and three great-grandchildren, Derek and Ryan Bartels, of Olathe, and Colin Bartels, of Alliance, Neb. He was preceded in death by his wife, VELMA (TAKENHORST) BARTELS; infant twin daughters, Lorna Lou and Norma Jean; a brother, Hubert; and an infant sister, Esther Marie Emma. 





BARTELS, Robert A.

            b.  15 Apr  1930 - Hutchinson, Kansas

             d.  15 Nov 2010 - Inman, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday,  November 17, 2010

INMAN - Robert A. Bartels, 80, passed away Nov. 15, 2010, at his home in Inman. Born April 15, 1930, in Hutchinson the son of Adolph and Clara Heim Bartels.   He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.   On June 20, 1965, he married ROSETTA SKINNER. She survives. Other survivors include: two daughters, R. Diane Bartels of Wichita, and Laura and husband Chris Stevenson of Inman; a brother, James Bartels of Hayes; a sister, Adolyn Bartels of Inman; and a grandson, Drake Stevenson of Topeka.




            b.  15 Apr 1930 - Hutchinson, Kansas

            d.  15 Nov 2010

By Kathy Hanks - The Hutchinson News - - Sunday, November 21,2010

Husband, dad was always a gentleman - Ordinary Lives

INMAN - A father who taught his daughters what it meant to be a true gentleman, Robert Bartels, 80, died at his home Nov. 15.  (2010)

"He was an extremely caring human being," Bartels daughter Diane said. "Dad always opened car doors and walked on the outside of the sidewalk. He taught me that the little things are important. Bringing mom red roses and me a bottle of bubble bath when he had been away just to remind us that he'd been thinking of us."      NOTE:  This is an excerpt of a long article. 



BARTHOLOMEW, Rosaline Miller

            b.  6 Jul 1927 - Arlington, Maryland

            d.  14 Nov 2010 - Long Beach, California

From  Long Beach Press Telegram, California - November 19, 2010
Rosalie Miller Zittel 1927-2010 Rosalie Miller Zittel, age 83, passed  away at her home in Long Beach on November 14, 2010.  Born in Arlington, MA on July 6, 1927 to  John  and Agnes Bartholomew.

 Survived by her children, Gerald,  Joanne, David and Karl; their spouses Gail, David and Cherrel; and by  her four grandchildren, Derek, Michael, Anna and Kyle. In addition, she  is survived by her brothers, Harold Groody and Richard Bartholomew.



BATT, Lydia (Schimpf)

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BATT, Sharon L. Navarro (Tucker)

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BAUER, Dorothy D. (Cooley)

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BAUER, Emmett J.

            b.  25 Jul 1923 - Burdett, Kansas

            d.  23 Sep 2010 - Larned, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, September 24, 2010

BURDETT - Emmett J. Bauer, 87, died Sept. 23, 2010, at Country Living Place, Larned. Born July 25, 1923 in Burdett, Kansas, the son of Philip J. and Frances R. Mooney Bauer.  On Aug. 25, 1942, he married LOIS G.  HOCK. She died Jan. 16, 2007. Survivors include: five sons, Emmett J. Bauer and wife Patricia of McPherson, Rod Bauer and wife Lana of Larned, Steve Bauer and wife Rhonda of Wichita, Greg L. Bauer and wife Susan of Great Bend, and Mark Bauer and wife Veronica of Burdett; a brother, Lawrence Bauer of Burdett; 16 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Maynard Bauer.


BAUER, Randall L.

            b.  abt 1952

            d.  19 Mar 2010 - Lodi, California

From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE  - on March 22, 2010 
LODI, Calif. - Randall L. Bauer, 58, formerly of Scottsbluff and Morrill, died Friday, March 19, 2010, in Lodi, Calif.   Funeral services will be held Thursday in Lodi.



BAUER, Randall L.

            b.  12 Oct 1951 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

            d.  19 Mar  2010 - Lodi, California

From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE  -  March 24 to March 26, 2010
LODI, Calif. - Randall L. Bauer was born Oct. 12, 1951, in Scottsbluff.  Survivors include his loving wife of 36 years, ALICE ANDERSON BAUER; daughters, Gail Marie Bauer of Sacramento, Calif. and Jan Marie Jennings of Stockton, Calif.; his mother, Esther Bauer, of Gering; sister, Pat Summerville of Scottsbluff; and grandchildren, Ashley Sierramarie Hagel and and Tyler Thomas Jennings.  Preceding him in death was his father Wilbert Bauer.  



BAY, Arnoldine (Schwartz)

See Arnoldine Schwartz



BAY, John

            b.  25 Apr 1913 - Carson, North Dakota

            d.  17 May 2010 - Mott, North Dakota

From Funeral Home Pamphlet -

John Bay, Born April 25, 1913, Carson, North Dakota;, the son of Reinhardt and Amelia (Steinley) Bay,  entered rest May 17, 2010, Mott, North Dakota.   Married MILDRED FLIEHMAN  in Carson on July 6, 1945.  Together they had three daughters and a foster son; Joyce Werre, Reno, NV; Janice McCarthy (Dan), Fargo, ND; Paulette Schaaf (Orvil), Eldorado Springs, Mo; and Daryl Fliehman, Hebron, ND. John is survived by his children and nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one niece, Judy Bay, and one nephew, Gerald Bay.  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, Richard and Sam Bay; and sister, Pauline Anderson.

NOTE:  Their is a poem relative to the obituary. 


BAY, Lydia

            b.  25 Apr 1903

            d.  15 Sep 1975

From Funeral Home Pamphlet

Funeral service for Mrs. Lydia Bay; April 25, 1903 - September 15, 1975. Interment The Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery, Rush Lake District, Sask; Honorary Pallbearers: John Sather, Jake Steinley, Willard Schriock, Ole Ellingson, George Steinley, George Unger; Active Pallbearers:  Burton Rempel, Larry Belter, Norman Gordon, Glen Steinley, William Ruf, David Bay.  Note:  Maiden name is Steinley.



BAY, NORA H. (Martin)

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BAY, Norma Lenora (Deal)

See Norma Lenora Deal



BAY,  Reinhardt H.

            b.  25 May 1875 - Dreispitz, Russia

            d.  4 May 1963 -   Elgin, North Dakota

From Funeral Home Pamphlet and Obituary -

 Reinhardt H. Bay, born May 24, 1875, died May 4, 1963;. Pallbearers:  Frank Schimek, Harry Steinley, Art Nelson, Alex Heinitz, Alex Schriock, Jake Adler; Funeral conducted by Meyer Funeral Home, Elgin, North Dakota.  The son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bay, he was born in south Russia.  Married AMELIA STEINLEY.  Survived by his daughter, Mrs. William Anderson; three sons, Samuel of Milwaukee, Wisc., Richard of  Flasher, and John of Carson; 1 foster sister; 1 step sister; 3 step brothers; 6 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. 



BAY, Richard A.

            b.  6 Apr 1911 - Carson, North Dakota

            d.  27 Dec 1975 - Flasher, North Dakota

Pamphlet from Funeral Home

Richard A. Bay; date of birth April 6, 1911; date of death December 27, 1975. Casket Bearers:  John Bay, Samuel R. Bay, Larry Emter, Orvil Schaaf, Fred Bay, Wm. Trolliey; Final Resting Place St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, North of Heil, North Dakota.



BAY, Samuel

            b.  3 Jul 1907  - Langdon, North Dakota

            d.  1 Aug 2007 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

From Pamphlet from Funeral Home and obituary

 Samuel Bay; born July 2, 1907; Passed away August 1, 2007;

Samuel Bay  - Age 100, of Oconomowoc, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007.  Survived by his daughter, Judy Bay of Phoenix, AZ; son Gerald (Judy) Bay of the Town of Summit; brother John Bay of North Dakota; 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.  Preceded by his wife, EVELYN (GROSKLAGS); Brother Richard; sister Pauline.



BAY, Willie

            b.  3 Sep 1911 - Shattuck, Oklahoma

            d.  21 Feb 1995 - Shattuck, Oklahoma

From Obituary received - Submitted by Judith D. Bay

Willie Bay, son of Alex and Mary (Schoenhals) Bay, was born Sept. 3, 1911 in Shattuck.  Passed away on Feb. 21, 1995. Married  NORMA LENORA DEAL.   Preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Mary Bay, Sr.; his son, Clarence Bay, three brothers, David, Alex Jr., and Harry Bay; and one sister, Lydia Schoenhals.

Survived by his wife Norma of the home; one son and his wife, Norman and Helan Bay of Shattuck; nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, one great granddaughter, Andrea Morris, who they loved and raised as a daughter; two great great grandchildren.

NOTE;  The name of Willie Bay's surviving sister was inadvertently left out of his obituary in last weeks paper.  Surviving Mr. Bay is Mary Kelln of Washington State.  We are sorry for this omission.