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FRANK, Robert A.

            b.  21 Feb 1928 - Carleton, Nebraska

            d.  31 Mar 2010 - Beatrice, Nebraska

From  Salina Journal - Saturday, April 3, 2010

BEATRICE, Neb. -- Robert A. Frank, 82, of Beatrice, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2010, in Beatrice.   Born Feb. 21, 1928, in Carleton.  Survivors include his wife, LENORA FRANK, of Beatrice; daughter, Linda and husband Greg Sattler, of Cortland; son, Jim and wife Barb Frank, of Urbandale, Iowa; and four grandchildren.


FRANSEN, Caroline M. (Enns)

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FRANZ, Mary G.

            b.  10 Oct 1906 - Henderson, Nebraska

            d.  29 Mar 2010 - Hillsboro, Kansas
From Enid News and Eagle  -  March 31, 2010

ENID — Mary G. Franz, 103, of Hillsboro, Kan., formerly of Enid,  died March 29, 2010, at Hillsboro. 

Born Oct. 10, 1906, in Henderson, Neb.   Married GEORGE FRANZ Aug. 12, 1928. He died in 1980.     Surviving are three sons, Dr. Robert Franz of Hillsboro, Dr. Roger Franz of Sanger, Calif., and George Franz of Fresno, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

FRANZ, Menno B.

            b.   24 Apr 1924 - Inman, Kansas

            d.  7 Apr 2010 - Omaha, Nebraska

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, April 12, 2010         

WICHITA - Menno B. Franz, 85, died April 7, 2010, in Omaha, Neb.   Born Sept. 24, 1924, in Inman, the son of Gerhard and Sara Franz.   Married VELMA THIESSEN on Dec. 22, 1949. She preceded him in death in 1988. On Jan. 22, 1996, he married BARBARA WOHLGEMUTH. Survivors include: a son, Robert; daughters Barbara Toews and Mary Ferro; four grandchildren, Annie (Toews) and husband Dan Johnson, Adam Franz, Alex Toews, Katie Franz; a great-grandson, Riley Johnson. He is also survived by his second wife Barbara and her two sons and five grandchildren.



FRANZ, Mary  G. (Wiens)

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FREITAG, Dolores  Marie

            b.  25 May 1931 - Walker, Kansas

            d.  28 Jan 2010

From Hays Daily News - Friday, January 29, 2010

Dolores Marie Augustine, 78, Salina, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010.   Born May 25, 1931 in Walker to Theodore and Katherine (Schulte) Freitag.   Married JOHNNY AUGUSTINE on June 6, 1949. He preceded her in death.   Survivors include two sons, Steven and wife, Betty, Hesston, and Danny Joe and wife, Dana, Overland Park; four daughters, Janet Craft, Goodland, Karen Allison and husband, Darrell, Carolyn McCready and Marilyn Augustine, all of Salina; 18 grandchildren, Ami, Ali, Angie, Darren, April, Lisa, Michael, Kathryn, Joseph, Sarah, William, Janelle, Erin, Kyle, Matthew, John, Derek and Wesley; and 10 great-grandchildren, Mia, Rakeen, Haley, Alyssia, Casey, Aliyah, Arianna, Johnathan, Darren and Tishanti.   Preceded in death by her parents, and four sisters, Rita Mae Freitag, Marlene Burgardt, LaVerna Pfannenstiel and Dorothy Hammerschmidt. 



FREITAG, Shirley June Audrey (Siewert)

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FREY,  Dorothea

            b.  10 Feb 1929 - Newton, Kansas

            d.  4 Aug 2010 - Newton, Kansas

From Newton Kansan - August 6, 2010

NEWTON — Dorothea “Dot” Burkhart, 81, of Newton died Wednesday (Aug. 4, 2010)  in North Newton.   Born on Feb. 10, 1929, in Newton to Sarah (Unruh) and John Frey.  Her husband, FORD (BURKHART), died four years ago.  Survivors include her son, Tim and Kristin Burkhart of Newton; daughter, Denise Barkley of Wellsville; and granddaughters, Meredith Burkhart, Lilibeth Burkhart and Melissa Barkley-Broadhurst. Preceded in death by her husband, Ford Burkhart; parents; brothers, Walt, Dave, Arnold, Kenny and Ewald; and sisters, Viola Peterson and Eleanor Henry.


FRICK, Virginia (Weber)

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FRIESEN, Doris Elaine (Kim)

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FRIESEN, Emma Grace

            b.  31 Dec 1926

            d.  26 Oct 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, October 27, 2010

MONTEZUMA - Emma Grace Dirks, 83, died Oct. 26, 2010.  Born Dec. 31, 1926, to Bernard and Helen Fleming Friesen.   Married HAROLD KEITH DIRKS  Sept. 29, 1946. He survives with sons, Jay Dean, Leslie, Leo, and Fred; daughters, Bonnie, Greta, and Shirley; brother, Herb; sisters, Clara, Bernetti, and Mabel; 22 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. 




            b.  25 Nov 1918 - DuBois, Idaho

            d.  27 May 2010 - Hesston, Kansas

From Newton Kansan - Saturday, May 29, 2010

HESSTON   Evelyn Friesen Wiens Wiebe, 91, passed away Thursday (May 27, 2010) in Hesston.   Born on Nov. 25, 1918, in DuBois, Idaho, the daughter of Henry and Helena Dyck Friesen.  On July 25, 1943, she married NICK WIENS.  He passed away on April 12, 1975. On Jan. 20, 1979, she married JOHN WIEBE. He passed away on July 29, 2001.  Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn Mahan (Phil) of Alma and Carol Grabrian (Michael) of Hammond, Wis.; a daughter-in-law, Mary Lee Wiens of Hesston; one son-in-law, Jim Smith of Hesston; one brother, Milton Friesen (Carman) of Hutchinson; 10 grandchildren, Kim Barber (Brett) of Hesston, Phil Wiens (Krista) Nappanee, Ind., Amy Replogle (Mickey) of Hesston, Michael Smith (Dana) of Norman, Okla., Erin Morse (Chris) of Wamego, Emily Perry (Brad) of Overland Park, Jeremy Grabrian (Anna) of Overland Park, Danielle Grabrian of Medellin, Colombia, South America, Timothy Grabrian of Hammond and Nathan Grabrian of Hammond; and 13 great-grandchildren, Katelyn and Mason Barber, Kennedy and Cooper Wiens, Abigail, Addelin and Ty Replogle, Isaac, Elijah and Jeremiah Smith, Skylar and Lane Morse, and Jack Grabrian.  Preceded in death by one son, Richard Wiens, and one daughter, Dianne Smith. 






            b.  25 Nov 1918

            d.  27 May 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, May 29, 2010

HESSTON - Evelyn Friesen Wiens Wiebe, 91, died May 27, 2010.   Born Nov. 25, 1918, to Henry and Helena Dyck Friesen.  On July 25, 1943, she married NICK WIENS. He died April 12, 1975. On Jan. 20, 1979, she married JOHN WIEBE. He died July 29, 2001. Survivors include: daughters, Marilyn Mahan and Carol Grabrian; brother, Milton Friesen; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.



FRIESEN, Kerry Lynn

            b.  8 May 1979 - Newton, Kansas

            d.  20 Nov 2010 - Wichita, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, November 24, 2010

WICHITA - Kerry Lynn Friesen, 31, passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2010, in Wichita.  Born May 8, 1979, in Newton, the daughter of Jan Friesen and Loren Friesen.    Survivors include: her mother, Jan Friesen of McPherson; her father and stepmother, Loren and Cherry Friesen of Lakeland, Tenn.; two sisters, Nicole Friesen and Chantal Friesen both of Wichita; step siblings, Krista Tolleson Rinehart of Cordova, Tenn., Miska T. Collier of Charlottesville, Va., and Dr. Joshua Tolleson of Little Rock, Ark.; and step maternal grandparent, Lillian Heinrichs of Corn, Okla.



FRIESEN, Leonore Grace

            b.  25 Jun 1920 - Keams Canyon, Arizona

            d.  20 May 2010 - Newton, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, May 22, 2010

NEWTON - Leonore Grace Klassen, 89, died May 20, 2010, in Newton. Born June 25, 1920, in Keams Canyon, Ariz., to Karl and Frieda Balzer Friesen.   On March 27, 1988, she married ELMER KLASSEN. He survives. 


FRIESEN, Leonore Grace

            b.  25 Jun 1920 - Oraibi (Keams Canyon) Arizona

            d.  20 May 2010 - Newton, Kansas

From Newton Kansan - Friday, May 21, 2010

NEWTON — Leonore Grace Friesen Klassen passed away on Thursday (May 20, 2010) at her home in Newton.   She was born in Oraibi (Keams Canyon), Ariz., in the Hopi Indian Reservation on June 25, 1920, to missionary parents Karl and Frieda (Balzer) Friesen.   After her retirement, she met her husband, ELMER KLASSEN, and they were married on Palm Sunday, March 27, 1988.   They began their life together in North Newton and later moved to Presbyterian Manor. They attended Grace Community Church, where they were married and Leonore was one of the founding members. Leonore had a very fulfilling life and enjoyed life in her dedication to God’s work. She was greatly influenced by her father, whose books continued to be a source of good reading next to the Bible for she and her husband.   (Note:  Obituary covers her  life)


FRIESEN, Lillian Margaret

            b.  9 Feb 1959

            d.  7 Aug 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, August 9, 2010

LIBERAL - Lillian Margaret Stoll, 51, died Aug. 7, 2010. Born Feb. 9, 1959, to Frank and Lillian (Wilson) Friesen, she married CECIL STOLL on Dec. 21, 2002. He survives.  Other survivors: sons, Daniel L. Olson, Medicine Lodge, Matthew S. Olson, Liberal; five grandchildren; two brothers; one sister; many nephews and nieces.




            b.  18 Mar 1914 - McPherson County, Kansas

            d.  27 Sep 2010 - Inman, Kansas

From Hutchinson  (Kan) News - Wednesday, September 29, 2010

INMAN - Martha Friesen Ediger, 96, passed away Sept. 27, 2010, at Pleasant View Home, Inman. Born March 18, 1914, in McPherson County, the daughter of the Rev. Isaac I. and Helena Thiessen Friesen.  Married PETE F. EDIGER on Aug. 18, 1935, . He passed away Nov. 4, 1998. Survivors include: a son, Robert and wife Pat of Oroville, Calif.; a daughter, Rowene Simmonds and husband Gail of Salina, Kan.; two sisters, Margaret Balzer and husband David R. of Inman, and Rose Siemens of Shafter, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, John, Dave and Ike; and a sister, Mary Thiessen.




            b.  27 Jan 1923 - Lehigh, Kansas

            d.  3 Jan 2010 - Wichita, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, January 4, 2010

NEWTON - Velma Schmidt, 86, died Jan. 3, 2010, in Wichita.   Born on Jan. 27, 1923, in Lehigh, the daughter of Bernard and Sarah Kroeker Friesen.  On June 6, 1942, she married WILLARD SCHMIDT.  He survives. Other survivors include: a son, Larry Schmidt; a daughter, Janice Kessler; a sister, Rosella Bolen; five grandchildren; a grandson-in-law; and 12 great-grandchildren.



FRIESEN Virginia

            b.  abt 1924

            d.  1 Apr 2010 - McPherson, Kansas

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

McPHERSON -Virginia Friesen, 86, passed  away on April 1, 2010.   She is survived by her husband, ABRAHAM K. FRIESEN; and six children, Jim and Miretta Friesen, Canton, Sam and Marilyn Friesen, McPherson, Elaine Friesen, McPherson, Arlene and Merwin Dick, Mt. Lake, Minn., Don and Karen Friesen, Lincoln Neb., and Steve and Deb Friesen, Valley Center, Kan. There are 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.




            b.  23 Aug 1925 - Minatare, Nebraska

            d.  3 Feb 2010 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE -  February 8 to February 10, 2010
Jake Fritzler, 84, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at Emerald Court in Scottsbluff.  Born Aug. 23, 1925, in Minatare to Alex and Eva (Schnell) Fritzler.  On December 5, 1948, married  LILA "BONNIE" LAMBERSON . Survivors are his children, Gary and Kim Fritzler of Alliance and Renita and Tim Brost of Gering; grandchildren, Kelly (Joe) Kezeor of Holdrege, Erin Reynolds of Alliance, Jacob Fritzler of Richmond, Va., Molly Brost of Evansville, Ind. and Zachary (Jenni) Brost of Lincoln; great-grandchildren, Caleb and Abigail Kezeor, Benjamin and Mia Reynolds and Avery Brost; brother, Fred (Peggy) Fritzler of Alliance; sister, Mary Martin of Yankton, S.D.; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Fritzler and Louise Fritzler of Alliance and Nadine Fritzler of Scottsbluff and numerous nieces and nephews.  Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife; brothers, Alex, Henry and Conrad; sister, Eva Brehm; and brothers-in-law, Dave Martin and Ed Brehm.




            b.  30 Aug 1924

            d.  31 Aug 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, September 2, 2010

MCPHERSON - Marion K. Frobenius, 86, died Aug. 31, 2010.   Born Aug. 30, 1924, to Karl and Katherine Beisel Frobenius.  On Oct. 15, 1950, he married DOROTHY L. HANSON. She survives. Other survivors include: sons, DeWayne and Michael K.; daughter, Marilyn Perkins; sisters, Betty Ann Beneke and Lulu Swenson; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 



FROELICH, Dolores (Stroemel)

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FROELICH, Delores Gross (Rupp)

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FROESE, Susie A. Regehr (Ensz)

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FROMM, Frank V.

            b.  30 Aug 1923

            d.  10 Apr 2010

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

DODGE CITY - Frank V. Fromm, 86, died April 10, 2010.   Born Aug. 30, 1923, to George and Rena Coleman Fromm.   On Jan. 5, 1946, he married DOROTHY FOOS. She survives. Other survivors include: a son Dale; a daughter Judy Rumsey; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.



FUCH, Verline Pauline (Oelke)

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FUNK, Delbert Dale

            b.  23 Jan 1952

            d.  29 May 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, June 1, 2010

HILLSBORO - Delbert Dale Funk, 58, died May 29, 2010.  Born Jan. 23, 1952, to Allen J. and Leona Tina Wiens Funk.   Survivors include: numerous nieces and nephews; numerous great-nieces and -nephews; a great-great-niece; brothers, Lester Funk, Larry Funk and Ron Funk; sisters, Joyce Ediger and Jeanette Schaefer.



FUNK, Edwin L.

            b.  4 Mar 1932 - Great Bend, Kansas

            d.  22 Jun 2010 - Salina, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Friday, June 25, 2010

Mr. Edwin L. Funk, 78, of Salina, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at Salina.   Born March 4, 1932, in Great Bend, the son of the late Edwin and Marie (Karst) Funk.   Married  WANDA L. HOBBICK in WaKeeney.   Survived by his wife, Wanda, of the home; a son, Doug Funk and wife Dannette, of Salina; and two grandchildren, Alison and Austin Funk, of Salina. Preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Randy Funk.



FUNK, Fern Hazel

            b.  14 Feb 1923 - Medicine Lodge, Kansas

            d.  10 Jan 2010 - Cunningham, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, January 12, 2010

MEDICINE LODGE - Fern Hazel Bell, 86, died Jan. 10, 2010, at  Cunningham.   Born Feb. 14, 1923, in Medicine Lodge, the daughter of Dale and Jewell (Smith) Funk.  On April 25, 1942, she married JAMES L. BELL . He died July 28, 2000. Survivors include: two sons, Lawrence and David; a sister, Ella Bell; a son-in-law, John Kimball; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.



FUNK, Francis J.

            b.  24 Apr 1933

            d.  28 Jul 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, July 30, 2010

NEWTON - Francis J. Funk, 77, died July 28, 2010.   Born April 24, 1933, to Arnold E. and Edna Ruth Loganbill Funk.  On Aug. 28, 1954, he married JoANN KREHBIEL. She survives. Other survivors include: sons, Keith, Mark and Scott; daughters, Michelle Funk and Elyse Boston; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Frederick; sisters, Marjorie Schroder, Marjorie Harms and Barbara Reimer.



FUNK, Luella

            b.  14 Dec 1920 - Hillsboro, Kansas

            d.  3 Sep  2010 - Hutchinson, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, September 5, 2010

Luella Stucky, 89, died Sept. 3, 2010, at Mennonite Manor.   Born Dec. 14, 1920 in Hillsboro, the daughter of Peter F. and Elizabeth Penner Funk.  On April 19, 1949, she married RICHARD J. STUCKY in Hillsboro. He died May 26, 1996. Survivors include: two sons, Mark Stucky, Sumatra, Indonesia, and Bryce Stucky, Hutchinson; three daughters, Rita Williams, Hutchinson, Geneva Bussard, Burlington and Elaine Frank, Clive, Iowa; a sister, Marie Boldt, Reedley, Calif.; as well as seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters.



FUNK, Mary

            b.  15 Apr 1908 - Hillsboro, Kansas

            d.  13 Oct 2010 - Tempe, Arizona

From Hillsboro Star Journal - October 20, 2010

Mary Funk Stratman passed away Oct. 13, 2010, in Tempe, Ariz., where she had been a resident for the past eight years.  Mary was the last surviving child of 13 children born to Peter B. and Mary (Remple) Funk of the rural Bruderthal Mennonite community near Hillsboro. In 1930, Mary married a widower, ALEX STRATMAN, of Hillsboro.  She is survived by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren in many states and several foreign countries.  Family and friends will be invited to gather for a memorial and celebration service for Mary on April 15, 2011, in Hillsboro, which is the 102nd anniversary of her birth.



FUNK, Roger Charles

            b.  1 Aug 1951

            d.  30 Oct 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, November 1, 2010

SCOTT CITY - Roger Charles Funk, 59, died Oct. 30, 2010.   Born Aug. 1, 1951, to Charles Hamilton and Beulah Gordon Funk.   On Feb. 18, 1978, he married KATHLEEN DUMLER. She survives. Other survivors include: a son, Kaid; a daughter, Aspen Loy Funk; a grandson, Kordnse Michael Stewart; stepmother, JoeAnn Peterson.



FUNK, Ruby L.

            b.  18 Oct 1916 - Buhler, Kansas

            d.  17 Jun 2010 - Hillsboro, Kansas

From Hillsboro Star Journal - June 23, 2010

Ruby L. Graumann, 93, of Hillsboro, died June 17 (2010) at , Hillsboro.  Born Oct. 18, 1916, in Buhler to Herman and Sara (Eitzen)Funk.  Married on  June 21, 1942, to ROBERT GRAUMANN.   Preceded in death by her husband and a sister, Dorothy Pankratz.  Survivors include two daughters, Pat Neufeldt of Sisters, Ore., and Judy Flick of Garland, Texas; a sister, Luella Gunther of Reedley, Calif.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.



FUNK, Verna E. (Peters)

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