DICK, Abraham Carl

            b.  7 Feb 1922 - York County, Nebraska

            d.  23 May 2010 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE -  May 25 to May 27, 2010
Abraham "Abe" Carl Dick, 88, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2010, at Scottsbluff. Born Feb. 7, 1922, at the family sod home in York County, Neb. to Cornelius and Helena (Braun) Dick. Abe was the youngest of four children. Abe's family were Mennonites. His grandparents were German/Russian and immigrated from Russia which is now southeastern Ukraine.  Married  ELEANOR NEWCOMB July 26, 1944. Abe and Eleanor celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in July 1994, with their four children; Lee, Bill, Barbara and Nancy and their families.   Eleanor's died in October 1994.  Married  LETHA (CUSTER) SCHWEER.  Aug. 7, 1995.   Survived by his wife, Letha; sons, Lee (Bonnie) of Scottsbluff and Bill (Rick) of Istanbul, Turkey; daughters, Barbara (Fred) Pinkerton of Shelby Township, Mich. and Nancy (Marty) Ellis of Franktown, Colo.; grandchildren, Tiffanie Taylor and Andrew (Shana) Dick of Scottsbluff, Heather Richey of Lincoln, Eric Pinkerton of Washington, D.C., and Renee (Will) Schwartzkopf of Parker, Colo.; step-grandson, Tristan Donelson of Scottsbluff; and one great-granddaughter, Olivia Taylor of Scottsbluff.  Preceding his in death were his parents, wife Eleanor, brothers John and Pete and sister Margaret.

(Note:   This is a long obituary furnishing information regarding life and career.)



DICK, Bernard A.

            b.  15 Mar 1937 - Mount Hope, Kansas

            d.  23 Nov 2010 - Mount Hope, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, November 26, 2010

MOUNT HOPE - Bernard A. Dick, 73,  died Nov. 23, 2010.  Born March 15, 1937, in Mount Hope, to Paul and Mildred F. Smith Dick.  Married MATILDA HANKS  Dec. 21, 1974.  Survivors include: his wife, "Tillie"; sons, Jim Parsons of Andover, Ralph Parsons of Mount Hope, Richard Parsons of Wichita; daughters, Debra Walcher of Wichita, and Pamela Parsons of Hutchinson; twin sister, Bernice Eisenhauer of Mount Hope; 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Charles.



DICK, Clara

            b.  1 May 1910

            d.  31 Mar 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, April 2, 2010

HILLSBORO - Clara Bartel, 99, died March 31, 2010. Born May 2, 1910, daughter of George and Anna (Ehrnhardt) Dick.   Married JOHN J. BARTEL.  Survivors: son, Vernon, of Cave Springs, Ga.; daughter-in-law, Doris Bartel, of McPherson; and numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: husband in 1985; son, Oren. 



DICK, Sara

            b.  7 Jul 1916 - Beaver County, Oklahoma

            d.  29 Aug 2010 - Liberal, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, August 30, 2010

LIBERAL - Sara Ediger, 94, died Aug. 29, 2010, at  Liberal.  Born July 7, 1916, in Beaver County, Okla., the daughter of Klaas and Anna (Wiens) Dick.  Married PAUL EDIGER at Turpin, Okla. He died April 10, 1999. Survivors include: two sons, Ron Ediger and wife Leanna, Turpin, Okla. and Max Ediger, Hanoi, Vietnam; three grandchildren, Kevin Ediger and wife Karan, Kelly Carlile and husband Todd, and Korey Ediger; five great-grandchildren, Logan Ediger, Courtney Carlile, Kennedy Porter, Kristen Ediger and Jordan Carlile.  She was preceded in death by a brother and six sisters.



DICK, William R.

            b.  15 Apr  1942 - Ootacamund, South India

            d.  1 Apr 2010  - Andover, Kansas

From Newton Kansan - Tuesday, April 6, 2010

ANDOVER — William R. “Bill” Dick, 67, died on Thursday (April 1, 2010)  in Andover.  Born on April 15, 1942 in Ootacamund, South India, to Mennonite Brethren missionaries J.J. and Anna (Baerg) Dick.  Married  VIOLET WOHLGEMUTH  May 23, 1964.  Survivors include his wife, Vi, of Hesston; two daughters, Noelle and Craig Dickinson and Hilary Dick of Newton; one son, Aaron and Katie Dick of Olathe; grandchildren Wyatt and Nash Dickinson and Josh and McKenna Dick; four sisters, Helga Good and Helen Friesen of Beaverton, Ore., Marge Sykes of Corvallis, Ore., and Elizabeth Olausen of Quesnel, B.C.  Preceded in death by his brothers, Harold, Paul and two brothers who died in infancy.




            b.  17  Mar 1949 - Junction City, Kansas

            d.  5 Aug 2010

From Salina Journal - Wednesday, September 1, 2010

ENTERPRISE -- Tom L. Diehl, 61, died Aug. 5, 2010.   Born March 17, 1949, in Junction City to Thomas L. and Audrey (Martin) Diehl.   Survived by his wife, Pam, of the home; sister, Sherry Puckett, of Salina; stepmother, Leona Anthony Diehl; and several nephews and nieces, including James Parks.



DIEL, Guenda Mae (Snell)

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DIETRICH, Shirley M. (Seebeck)

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DIETZ, Daryl W.

            b.  28 Feb 1951

            d.  3 Mar 2010

From Salina Journal - Sunday, March 14, 2010

RUSSELL -- Daryl W. Dietz, 59,  died March 3, 2010.   Born Feb. 28, 1951, the son of William and Edna (Deines) Dietz.   Married FRANCES JANE BAHR on Dec. 8, 1974. Survivors include his wife, Jane, of the home; a sister, Diana Edgemon (John), of Wheeling, W.Va.; two nephews, Jason and Jeremy; and one niece, Dena. Preceded in death by his parents.


DIETZ, Daryl W.

            b.  28 Feb 1951

            d.  3 Mar 2010

From Great Bend Tribune - Tuesday, March 16,  2010

RUSSELL - Daryl W. Dietz, 59,  died on March 3 (2010).  Born Feb. 28, 1951, he was the son of William and Edna (Deines) Dietz.  Married FRANCES JANE BAHR  on Dec. 8, 1974  Surviving family include his wife of 35 years, Jane of the home; a sister, Diana Edgemon and her husband John of Wheeling, W. Va., and their three children, Jason, Jeremy and Dena. He was preceded in death by his parents.




DINGES, A. Marvin

            b.  31 Mar 1919 - Hays, Kansas

            d.  23 Mar 2010 - Ardmore, Oklahoma

From Hays Daily News - Saturday, April 10, 2010

Services for A. Marvin Dinges, 90,   passed away March 23, 2010, in  Ardmore, Oklahoma.   Born on March 31, 1919 in Hays, Kansas, to Matthew Q. Dinges and Seraphina Dinges.  Preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and two sisters.    Married JERRY MAE LEEMAN.   Survivors include two daughters, Madeleine Dodge and her husband, David Dodge of Denver, Colorado and Gretchen Gale and her husband, Charles Gale of Boulder, Colorado; granddaughter Molly Gale, Boulder, Colorado; grandsons, Jason Dodge, Los Angeles, California; Alex Dodge, New York City; and John Dodge, Prague, Republic of Czechoslovakia; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Frances Goetz, Tucson, Arizona and Mrs. Ann Louise Triplett, Conway Springs, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Bernadine Dinges of Hays, Kansas; a brother-in-law, Don J. Leeman and his wife, Patti Leeman of Oklahoma City; also numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Bearers for the funeral service are Jason Dodge, Alex Dodge, John Dodge, David Dodge, Charles Gale, and Rudy Ellis. Honorary bearers are Don Leeman, Joe Ward, David Ward, Bill Stromberg, and Arvell Pickens.



DINKEL, Cambry Nicole

            b.   3 Mar 2010

            d.  1 Apr 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, April 3, 2010

VICTORIA - Cambry Nicole Dinkel, daughter of Cole and Niki Stremel Dinkel, died April 1, 2010.   Born March 3, 2010. Survivors include: her parents; sister, Caidyn Lynne Dinkel; grandparents, Cary and Marsha Stremel, and Wilmer and Darlinea Dinkel Jr.; and great-grandparents, Frank and Helga Stremel, Don and Viola Hurst, Irene Dinkel, Gilbert Riedel and Doris Riedel.



DINKEL, Clara (Appelhans)

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DINKEL, Donna Rae

            b.  1 Nov 1947 - Russell, Kansas

            d.  18 May 2010 - Hays, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Donna Rae Goetz, 62, Victoria, died Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at Hays Medical Center.  Born Nov. 1, 1947, in Russell to Alphonse E. and Magdalen E. (Dinkel) Dinkel.   Married CHARLES C. GOETZ on Nov. 5, 1981. He preceded her in death Feb. 22, 2006.   Survivors include two sons, Chris Goetz and wife, Dana, Hays, and Mark Goetz and wife, Kelly, Broomfield, Colo.; three daughters, Lorna Doolittle and husband, Richard, Overland Park, Tonya Goetz, Anchorage, Alaska, and Vanessa Goetz, Victoria; two brothers, Devane Dinkel, Russell, and Danny Dinkel, Victoria; a sister, Diane Hart, Victoria; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  Preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two sisters, Dixie Lee Dinkel and Dorothy Jacquez. 



DINKEL, Frances

            b.  19 Sep  1931 - Grainfield, Kansas

            d.  11 Nov 2009

Hays Daily News - Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Frances (Fran) Dinkel Padgett Shipman, 78, Salina, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009.  Born Sept. 19, 1931, in Grainfield to John and Christina (Kaiser) Dinkel.  Married WILLIAM PADGETT. He preceded her in death. She later married ALBERT SHIPMAN. He preceded her in death.  Survivors include two brothers, Richard Dinkel, Waverly, and LeRoy Dinkel and wife, Joan, Grainfield; four sisters, Mary Halford, Salina, Darlene Schwarzenberger and husband, Frank, Quinter, Louella Zerr and husband, Willie, Oakley, and Loretta Billinger and friend, Larry Harris, Alamogordo, N.M.   Preceded in death by her parents; three brothers-in-law, Ed Schumacher, Charlie Halford and Don Billinger; three sisters-in-law, Lone Dinkel, Inex Dinkel and Barbara Dinkel; and three nephews. 




            b.  at 1948

            d.  8 Jan 2010

From Salina Journal - Sunday, January 10, 2010

ELLIS — John W. Dinkel, 62, died Jan. 8, 2010. Survivors: wife, Goldie; sons, Sean (Lisa), Eric (Becky) and Seth; daughter, Toni Younger (Bobby); sisters, Theresa Giebler (Jim), Charlene Rupp (Ken), Elizabeth Hatfield, Rosie Mermis (Jerry) and Barbara Schoenberger (Clarence); and nine grandchildren. Preceded in death by: brothers, Frank and Norman; and sister, Rita Sander.




            b.  24 Oct 1947 - Hays, Kansas

            d.  8 Jan  2010 - Ellis, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Sunday, January 10, 2010

John W. Dinkel, 62, Ellis, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010.    Born Oct. 24, 1947, in Hays to Anthony and Alvina (Stecklein) Dinkel.    Married GOLDIE WINDHOLZ on Dec. 16, 1967.   Survivors include his wife, Ellis; three sons, Sean Dinkel and wife, Lisa, and children, Dylan, Marissa and Kenlie ,all of Hays, Eric Dinkel and wife, Becky, and children, Brennen and Erica, all of Tulsa and Seth Dinkel, Ellis and daughter, Addison Dinkel-Neuberger, Hays; a daughter, Toni Younger and husband, Bobby, and children, Landon, Aspen and Bryce all of Ellis; five sisters, Theresa Giebler and husband, Jim, Charlene Rupp and husband, Ken and Elizabeth Hatfield, all of Hays, Rosie Mermis and husband, Jerry, Olathe, and Barbara Schoenberger and husband, Clarence, Aurora, Colo.; and 49 nieces and nephews.   He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Frank and Norman Dinkel and a sister, Rita Sander.




            b.  24 Nov 1955 - Corona, California

            d.  22  Mar 2010 - Denver, Colorado

From Hays Daily News - Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Nick Dinkel, 54, Denver, died Monday, March 22, 2010, at Denver.   Born Nov. 24, 1955, in Corona, Calif., to Allen and Iona (Kinderknecht) Dinkel.    Survivors include a daughter, Andrea Dinkel, Uniontown; two brothers, Andy Dinkel, Ellis, and Ed Dinkel, Lenexa; and five sisters, LeAnn Rineberg, Silver Lake, Lori Leiker, Hays, Dana George, Wichita, Janelle Schuster, Topeka, and Marlene Long, WaKeeney.




            b.  4 Feb 1939 - Victoria, Kansas

            d.  2 Feb 2010 - Windsor, Colorado

From Hays Daily News - Friday, February 5, 2010

Pat Brungardt, 70, Windsor, Colo., died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. Born Feb. 4, 1939, in Victoria to Joe and Sally Dinkel.  Married DELBERT G. BRUNGARDT on June 6, 1957.   Preceded her in death in August 2000.   Survivors include three sons, Dale Brungardt and wife, Carol, Loveland, Colo., Kevin Brungardt and wife, Beth, Tuscon, Ariz., and Matt Brungardt and wife, Wanda, Windsor; three daughters, Glenda, Fort Collins, Colo., Sally and husband, Dennis, Windsor, and Brenda and fiance, Brad, Parker, Colo.; a brother, Kenneth Dinkel, Lakewood; five sisters, MaryAnn Doerfler, and Lily Meier, both of Hays, Dolores Trembly, WaKeeney, Joanne Steinert, Munjor, and Darlene Pfannenstiel, Shawnee Mission; and five grandchildren, Derek and Dustin Sielbach, Collin and Kohl Brungardt, all of Windsor, and Gus Brungardt, Tucson.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Sally Dinkel.



DINNEL, Ronald Ray

            b.  6 Sep 1942 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

            d.  13 Dec 2010

From  The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - December 15 to December 127, 2010

Ronald Ray Dinnel, 68, of Scottsbluff  died  Dec. 13, 2010. Born Sept. 6, 1942, in Scottsbluff to Jewel (Ele) Dinnel-Brownlee and Ray Edgar Dinnel.  Married  SHERON E. WEINMASTER  on Sept. 17, 1961.   Survivors include his loving wife Sheron; daughter and son-in-law, Angie (Steve) Shaw of Gering, their son and Ron's "Pride and Joy" Kaleb Elliott Shaw, son, Troy Dinnel of Evanston, Wyo., and daughter, Sarah (Steven) Clay of Scottsbluff; sister, Connie (Stan) Mathson of Morrill; brother, Don (Linda) Dinnel of Scottsbluff; sisters-in-law Halene Dinnel of Casper, Sharon Bilstein of Torrington, Cindy Weinmaster of Scottsbluff, Barbara Steffensen and Esther Weinmaster of Gering, Helen Weinmaster of Morrill, Helen (Dave) Kuhlman of Kimball, Mildred Schledewitz of Gothenburg, Delores Sell of Phoenix, Elsie Mason and Irene Weinmaster of Milton Freewater, Ore., brothers-in-law, Jake Weinmaster of Morrill, Rex Weinmaster of Phoenix, Jake Kuhlman of Michigan and a bushel full of nieces and nephews who he loved dearly.  Preceding him in death were his parents; infant son Kent Dwaine; infant brother; brothers, Jack and Bill; in-laws, Jake and Freda Weinmaster; sisters-in-law, Janet and Ruth Weinmaster, Martha Kuhlman; and bothers-in-law, Delbert, Elmer, Carl and Henry Weinmaster, Don Steffensen, Orval Mason and John Schledewitz.

DIRKS, Donald B.

            b.  2 Aug 1929 - Hutchinson, Kansas

            d.  9 Jul 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, July 11, 2010

BUHLER - Donald B. Dirks, 80, died July 9, 2010.   Born Aug. 2, 1929, in Hutchinson, the son of Benjamin D. and Helen Thiessen Dirks.  Survivors include a sister, E. Joyce Rucker.



DIRKS, Doris Mae

            b.  20 Jan1935

            d.  6 Oct 2010

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

MONTEZUMA - Doris Mae Harms, 75, died Oct. 6, 2010. Born Jan. 20, 1935, to Walter and Ella Unruh Dirks.   Married DON HARMS Nov. 17, 1957. He survives with sons Galen and Calvin; daughter, Jana; brother, Kenneth; sisters, Norma, Thelma, Irene and Jeanette; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.



DIRKS, Emma Grace (Friesen)

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DIRKS, Helen

            b.  9 Dec 1919- Winton, California

            d.  9 Jan 2010 - Moundridge, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

DURHAM - Helen (Dirks) Wiebe, 90, died Jan. 9, 2010, at Moundridge.   Born Dec. 9, 1919, in Winton, Calif., to Enoch and Hannah Koehn Dirks.  On March 6, 1966, she married ISAAC WIEBE. He preceded her in death. Survivors include: four sons, Ransom, Ken, Clayton and Richard; two daughters, Lucille Mininger and Christina Friesen; brother, Abe Dirks; sisters, Marjorie Unruh and Doris Jantz; 33 grandchildren; 112 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren.



DIRKS, Helen

            b.  9 Dec  1919 - Winton, California

            d.  9 Jan 2010 - Moundridge, Kansas

From Hillsboro Star Journal a - January 13, 2010

Helen Wiebe, 90, of Durham, died Jan. 9  (2010) at Moundridge Manor, Moundridge.  Born Dec. 9, 1919, in Winton, Calif., to Enoch and Hannah (Koehn) Dirks, she was married March 6, 1966, to ISAAC WIEBE.   Her husband and five brothers preceded her in death. Survivors include four sons, Ransom, Ken, and Clayton of Durham and Richard of Tampa; two daughters, Lucille Mininger of Almena, Wis., and Christina Friesen of Muleshoe, Texas; a brother, Abe Dirks of Brooksville, Miss.; two sisters, Marjorie Unruh and Doris Jantz of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; 33 grandchildren; 112 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.



DIRKS, Marjorie (Koehn)

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DIRKS, Opal J. (Schmidt)

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DIRKS, Traci Jo

            b.  8 Dec 1969

            d.  1 Nov 2010 - Grant County, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, November 3, 2010

ULYSSES - Traci Jo Nightingale, 40, died Nov. 1, 2010, in Grant County. Born Dec. 8, 1969, to Jay and Janice Koehn Dirks.  Married SIDNEY W. NIGHTINGALE March 18, 1990. He survives with her parents; sons, Christopher and Austin; daughters, Samantha and Tiffany; grandfather, Harold; grandmother, Francis; brother, Amos; and sister, Miki. 


DITTENBER, Freda Teresa

            b.  19 Sep 1924 - Bridgeport, Nebraska

            d.  26 Mar 2010 - Gering, Nebraska

From The Star-Herald. Scottsbluff, NE  -  March 29 to March 31, 2010
Freda Teresa Hinkle, 85,  died Friday, March 26, 2010, in Gering,.  Born Sept. 19, 1924, at Bridgeport to John and Katherine (Rietz) Dittenber.  Married ALEX HINKLE on Dec. 1, 1946.  Survived by her husband Alex; children, Linda (Lyle) Hoke of Scottsbluff, Roger (Jeannine) Hinkle of San Diego, Calif., Dianna (Don) Daiss of Orlando, Fla., Sandra (George) Gillette of Torrington, Wyo., Jeff (Marti) Hinkle of Rock Springs, Wis., and Paulette (Dennis) Thomas of Alliance; 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a great, great, granddaughter; sister-in-law, June Dittenber of Mitchell; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Her parents, five sisters, and four brothers preceded her in death.