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KIM, Doris Elaine

            b.  12 Jul 21937 - Hutchinson, Kansas

            d.  11 Dec 2010 - Garfield, Arkansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, December 14, 2010

GARFIELD, Ark. - Doris Elaine Friesen, 73, of Garfield, Ark., died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Circle of Life in Springdale, Ark.   Born July 12, 1937, in Hutchinson, Kan., to Carl Kim and Lynda Buller Kim.   Doris is survived by her husband, EARL FRIESEN, whom she married Oct. 29, 1955; two sons, Dr. Douglas Friesen and wife Lisa of Rogers, Ark., Steve Friesen and wife Jodi of Yukon, Okla.; one sister, Dwala Smith and husband Vernon of Yreka, Calif.; three grandsons, John Friesen and wife Emily of Bentonville, Ark., Jason Friesen and wife Chelsea of Bentonville, Ark., Brian Friesen of Dallas, Texas; one granddaughter, Amanda Estep and husband Jeremy of Calumet, Okla.; and two great-grandsons, Owen Friesen and Jagger Estep.




            b.  23 May 1915 - Pollard

            d.  4 May 2010 - Ellsworth, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, May 5, 2010

GENESEO - Lois K. Janssen, 94, died May 4, 2010, at Good Samaritan Center, Ellsworth. Born May 23, 1915, near Pollard, to Adolph David and Lena Gray Kimple.  On July 30, 1941, she married WILLARD F. JANSSEN in Lyons. He died July 12, 2005. Survivors include: a daughter, Janet Splitter, Lorraine; three sons, Justin Janssen and wife Mary, Alma; Jeffrey Janssen and wife Linda, Geneseo, and Jack Janssen and wife Roxie, Geneseo; a brother, Keith Kimple, Lyons; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Preceded in death by a son-in-law, Melvin Splitter; brothers, A.J. Kimple, Chester Kimple and Stanley Kimple; and a sister, Frances Tobias.



KINDERKNECHT, Sylvia (Eberle)

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KING, Esther J. Jelken (Ruff)

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KIRKHAM, Virgie Corine

            b.  21 May 1932

            d.  26 Aug 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, August 29, 2010

COLDWATER - Virgie Corine Martens, 78, died Aug. 26, 2010.   Born May 21, 1932, to Ezra and Myrle Ella Brown Kirkham.  On July 24, 1950, she married ALBERT MARTENS. He survives. Other survivors include: sons, David and Mike; daughters, Beth Ringwald and Becky Sherman; a brother, Ralph Kirkham; and 12 grandchildren.



KISLER, Ernest

            b.  12 MY 1916 -Hastings, Nebraska

            d.  11 Dec 2010 - Bayard, Nebraska

From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE  -  December 15 to December 17, 2010

 BAYARD - Ernest "Ozzie" Kisler, 94, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Regional West Medical Center.   Born May 12, 1916, in Hastings to John and Katherine (Borgen) Kisler.  On May 10, 1941 he married IDA RAU .  Survivors include his son, Morris Kisler of Bayard; daughter, Mardell (Steve) Grasmick of Yuma, Colo.; sisters, Lucille Rahmig of Jacksonville, Fla., Delores Burkman of Gering, Alma Koldar of Seattle, Wash. and Betty Weiden-keller of San Diego, Calif.; brothers, John (Donna) Kisler of Gering, Richard (Maggie) Kisler of Rupert, Idaho and William (Joann) Kisler of Minatare; grandson Kenton (Jamie) Kisler as well as great-grandchildren, Kennedy and Brody.  Preceding him in death were his parents, wife Ida, brother, Victor and sisters Florina and Elizabeth.


KISNER, Marian

            b.  2 Mar 1920 - Hays, Kansas

            d.  20 Dec 2009 - Pratt, Kansas

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

PRATT - Marian Courtney, 89, died Dec. 20, 2009.  Born March 2, 1920, in Hays, to Ignatz and Katheryn Gable Kisner.  In May 1941, she married JOHN WALLACD "WALLY" GLOTTA. He died in May 1995. In May 1999 she married ROBERT J. COURTNEY. He survives. Other survivors include: two sons, Ronald Glotta and Lyndle Courtney; two daughters, Donna Lee Tiapula and Judith Ann Duffin; two brothers, Alfred Kisner and Ernest Kisner; a sister, Ailcon Young; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.



KISNER, Mary (Bruner)

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KIVETT, Geraldine (Biehler)

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            b.  24 Nov 1926

            d.   6 Jan 2010 - Newton, Kansas

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

NEWTON - Bennie Klassen, 83, died Jan. 6, 2010, at Presbyterian Manor, Newton.  Born Nov. 24, 1926, to Gerhard Johann and Anna Harder Klassen.  On May 25, 1952, he married MARIE GRAVES. She survives. Other survivors include: son, Mike; daughter-in-law, Emily Graber Klassen; brother, Pete; sister, Wanda Plank; and three grandchildren.




            b.  24 Nov 1926 - Gossel,  Kansas

            d.  6 Jan 2010 - Newton, Kansas

From Newton Kansan - Friday, January 8, 2010

Bennie Klassen, 83, died Wednesday  (Jan. 6, 2010) at Presbyterian Manor in Newton.   Born in Goessel on Nov. 24, 1926, to Gerhard Johann and Anna Harder Klassen, the seventh of eight children.  In danger of losing their lives, Bennie’s parents emigrated from Russia in 1923 after the Russian Revolution, arriving first in Chiquaqua, Mexico, and finally in Goessel. The family moved to Elbing when Bennie was 4 and his mother, Anna, died of typhus when he was 6 years old.   Married MARIE GRAVES on May 25, 1952.  Bennie is survived by his wife, Marie, of the home in Newton; a son, Mike Klassen of Cedar Falls, Iowa; a daughter-in-law, Emily Graber Klassen of Cedar Falls; two of his siblings, Pete Klassen of Whitewater and Wanda Plank of Wichita; three grandchildren, Scott, Robb and Jeni Klassen; and many nieces and nephews.  His parents, including his stepmother, Sarah, have long passed, along with four siblings. One of Bennie’s sisters was stillborn.


KLASSEN, Donna Mendoza (Steinle)

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KLASSEN, Elizabeth S. (Doerksen)

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KLASSEN, Eugene W.

            b.  21 Aug 1932

            d.  23 May 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, May 26, 2010

ULYSSES - Eugene W. Klassen, 77, died May 23, 2010.   Born Aug. 21, 1932, to Pete P. and Anna Victoria (Wiebe) Klassen.    Married HELEN KOSLOWSKY in June 1958. She died Dec. 7, 1994. Survivors include: a daughter, Marreta; brothers, Paul, James and Gerald; and three grandchildren.



KLASSEN, Eugene W.

            b.  21 Aug 1932 - Marion County, Kansas

            d.  23 May 2010 - Satanta, Kansas

From Southwest Times Obituaries -Liberal, Kansas
Eugene W. Klassen, 77, died last Sunday, (May 23, 2010) in Satanta, Kan.   Born Aug. 21, 1932, in Marion County, Kan., the son of Pete P. and Anna Victoria (Wiebe) Klassen.


KLASSEN, Jay Allen

            b.  abt 1936 - Inman, Kansas

            d.  30 Oct 2010 - Wichita, Kansas

From Wichita Eagle -  Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Klassen, Jay Allen, 74, passed away  Saturday, October 30, 2010. Born and raised in Inman, Kansas, and then resided in Wichita.   Preceded in death by his parents and son, Jeffery Allen Klassen.   Survived by his wife, NANCY ROGERS-KLASSEN; children, Brenda Craig, Barbara Klassen, Bryan Rogers, Cathy Rogers, Don Rogers, Kenny Rogers, Pam Moore, Steve Rogers; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Fran Unruh, Jeanie Schultz, and many friends.


KLASSEN, Leonore Grace (Friesen)

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KLASSEN, Martha H.

            b.  22 May 1921

            d.  11 Sep 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, September 13, 2010

INMAN - Martha H. Epp, 89, died Sept. 11, 2010.   Born May 22, 1921, to Henry J. and Katie Schroeder Klassen.  On June 5, 1946, she married WESLEY EPP. He survives. Other survivors include: sons, Robert A. and Steven J.; a daughter, Janet Heinrichs; five grandchildren; two step grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a step-great-grandchild.



KLASSEN, Perry  L.

            b.  13 Apr 1931 - Goessel, Kansas

            d.  3 Apr 2010 - Goessel, Kansas

From Wichita Eagle - Sunday, April 4, 2010

GOESSEL - Klassen, Perry L., 78, died April 3, 2010.   Born April 13, 1931 in Goessel, the son of R.F. and Esther Nikkel Klassen.   Married CLAREEN DUERKSEN on August 1, 1941. She died March 1, 2009. Other survivors include his daughter, Sher and son-in-law, John Neufeld of Hesston; grandson, A. J. Neufeld of Manhattan; and sister, Phyllis Voth of Goessel.  Preceded in death by his wife, Clareen; son, Tim; parents and brother, Arlo.




            b.  13 Apr 1931 - Goessel, Kansas

            d.  3 Apr 2010 - Goessel, Kansas

From Newton Kansan - Tuesday, April 6, 2010

GOESSEL   Perry L. Klassen, 78, died Saturday  (April 3, 2010) at Bethesda Home in Goessel.   Born on April 13, 1931, in Goessel to R.F. and Esther Nikkel Klassen.    Married  CLAREEN DUERKSEN on August 1, 1951. They were married 57 years.   She died on March 1, 2009.   Perry is survived by his daughter Sher and son-in-law John Neufeld of Hesston, grandson A.J. Neufeld of Manhattan and sister Phyllis Voth of Goessel.   Preceded in death by his wife, Clareen; son, Tim; parents; and brother Arlo.




            b.  abt 1920

            d.  21 Sep 2010

From Newton Kansan - Saturday, September 25, 2010

NEWTON — Selma Klassen, 90, , passed away Tuesday  (Sept. 21, 2010).  She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, and son, Dan.   Graveside services at the Garden Community Church cemetery.



KLAUS, Andrew G.

            b.  17 Jun 1928 - Victoria, Kansas

            d.  17 Mar 2010 - Pratt, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Saturday, March 20, 2010 

Andrew G. Klaus, 81, Pratt,  died Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at Pratt Regional Medical Center.  Born June 17, 1928, in Victoria to Andreas and Margaret (Wittman) Klaus.   Married CHARLENE M. (WEIGEL)  on Sept. 5, 1951. She preceded him in death Dec. 14, 1999.   Survivors include three sons, Earl Klaus, Ness City, Ralph Klaus and wife, Annette, Wichita, and Pete Klaus and wife, Karen, Victoria; two sisters, Linda Covey and husband, Justin, Dodge City, and Diane Fakir and husband, Zak, Goddard; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.   Preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a grandson, Jesse Davila; six brothers, Casper, Joseph, Edgar, Leo, Benedict and Al; four sisters, Angela Leiker, Catherine Jacobs, Emma Rajewski and Ellen Gerhardt; and four infant brothers and sisters.



KLAUSER, Emily Elizabeth

            b.  3 Nov 2002 - Aurora

            d.  27 Feb 2003 - Aurora

From Chicago Suburban Daily Hearld - February 28, 2003

Emily Elizabeth Klauser  - Emily Elizabeth Klauser, infant daughter of David Ryan and Heidi A. (nee Hoffman) Klauser of Aurora,  died Feb. 27, 2003.  Born Nov. 3, 2002 in Aurora.  In addition to her parents, Emily is survived by a brother, Nicholas; sister, McKenzie; paternal grandparents, George and Lynn Klauser of Minnesota; maternal grandmother, Christine Jordan of Wisconsin; maternal grandfather, Max Netschajiwsky of Wisconsin; paternal great-grandmother, Oniss Miller of Minnesota; maternal great-grandmother, Gloria Waldvogel of Wisconsin.   Preceded in death by her paternal great-grandparents, Catherine and Harry Klauser.



KLAUSER, Emily Elizabeth

            b.  3 Nov 2002 - Aurora, Illinois

            d.  27 Feb 2003 - Aurora, Illinois

From Minneapolis Star Tribune - February 28, 2003 - Submitted by Arliss Hoskina

Klauser Emily Elizabeth, infant daughter of David Ryan and Heidi A. (nee Hoffman), Aurora, IL, died Thurs., Feb. 27, 2003 at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, IL. Born Nov. 3, 2002 in Aurora, IL. Additional survivors include a brother, Nicholas; a sister, McKenzie; paternal grandparents, George & Lynn Klauser; maternal grandmother, Christine Jordan; maternal grandfather, Max Netschajiwsky; paternal great-grandmother, Oniss Miller; maternal great-grand-mother, Gloria Waldvogel.   Late paternal great-grandparents, Catherine and Harry Klauser.

Note:  She descends from Harry Klauser



KLEIN, Agnes Josephine

            b.  27 Nov 1908 - Andale, Kansas

            d.  21 Dec 2010 - Kansas City

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, December 28, 2010

OST - Agnes Josephine Heimerman, 102, passed away in Kansas City on Dec. 21, 2010.   Born Nov. 27, 1908, in Andale, Kan., the daughter of John and Mary Klein.   Married EDWARD HEIMERMAN on April 15, 1931.  Survivors include: son, Gerald and wife Betty Heimerman of Clearwater, Kan.; daughters, Kathleen and husband Raymond Gorges of Andale, Kan., Brenda and husband John Davis of Parkville, Mo., and Glenda and husband Gary Schoech of Goddard, Kan.; 36 grandchildren; and 54 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Edward; sons, James and David; daughter, Virginia Jacobs; and three grandchildren, Stephanie, Kent and Kara.



KLEIN, David, Sr.

            b.  25 May 1882 - Three Point, Russia

            d.  14 Jan 1964 - Auburn, Washington

From The Carson Press, Carson, North Dakota - February 5, 1964

Former Resident Dies in Washington - David Klein, Sr. of Auburn, Wash., father of Mrs. Bernard Theurer, Lark, and Mr. John Klein of Elgin, passed away Jan. 14, 1964, at the age of 81.   David Klein was born in Three Point, Russia, May 25, 1881.   Married his wife MOLLY (nee) HEINZ in 1901 and a year later they came to the United States and settled in Ellenwood, Kan.   Mr. and Mrs. Klein celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1951 and their 60th anniversary in 1961.  Mr. Klein leaves to mourn his passing his  wife Molly; seven daughters, Mrs. Albert (Molly) Heine, Mrs. Jake (Marie) Steinle, and Mrs. James (Helen) Cantrll, all of Auburn, Mrs. Bernard (Bertha) Theurer, Lark, N.D., Mrs. Gerald (Ann) Burton, Federal Way, Wash., Mrs. Edna Herbert, Sieley Lake, Mont., and Mrs. Herman (Mabel) Thun, Kent, Wash.;  five sons, Fred of Kirkland, Wash., David Jr. of Tacoma, John of Elgin and Reinhardt and Harry of Auburn; and one sister, Mrs. Charles Martin of Portland, Ore.; 43 grandchildren; and 65 great-grandchildren. One daughter  Mrs. John (Linda) Schultz preceded her father in death in 1961.



KLEIN, John D.

            b.  12 Oct 1944 - Perryton, Texas

            d.  24 Mar 2010 - Hays, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Thursday, April 1, 2010

John D. Klein, 65, Russell,  died Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at Hays Medical Center.  Born Oct. 12, 1944, in Perryton to Edward I. and Myrtle (Horn) Klein.  Married CONNIE L. RUSCH on Oct. 19, 1987.   Survivors include his wife, of the home; two daughters, Tiffinie Mai and Tammie Becker, both of Russell; and three grandchildren.



KLEIN, Leona (Sander)

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KLEIN, M'Lisse (Peterson)

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KLEIN, Ramona M. (Dansel)

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KLEIN, Seth Dylan

            b.  14 Dec 1991

            d.  14 Feb 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, February 16, 2010

NEWTON - Seth Dylan Klein, 18, died Feb. 14, 2010.   Born Dec. 14, 1991, to Daniel and M'Lisse Peterson Klein.  Survivors include: mother, M'Lisse Klein; father, Daniel Klein; a sister, Danielle Klein; a brother, Elijah Klein; paternal grandparents, Jerry and Kedda Klein; and maternal grandparents, Stan and Kay Peterson.




            b.  3 Mar 1924 - Burrton, Kansas

            d.   3 Dec 2010 -  Moundridge, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, December 6, 2010

MOUNDRIDGE - Annie L. Krehbiel, 86, died Dec. 3, 2010, at the Memorial Home.   Born March 3, 1924, in Burrton to Herman and Nettie Regier Kliewer.   Married DELBERT KREHBIEL Nov. 12, 1942. He died Nov. 18, 1976.   Survivors include: two children, Lynn Krehbiel and Joel Krehbiel; a brother, Raymond Kliewer; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.



KLING, Caroline

            b.  16 Mar 1915 - Fort Collins, Colorado

            d.  23 Apr 2010 - Mitchell, Nebraska

From Published in The Star-HeraldScottsbluff, NE -  April 26 to April 28, 2010

MITCHELL - Caroline Rexus, 95, passed away Friday, April 23, 2010, at the Mitchell Care center. Born March 16, 1915, to Ludwig and Anna (Kaiser) Kling in Fort Collins, Colo..  Married VICTOR REXUS Dec. 17, 1933.   Survivors include her children, Geri (David) Klein of Gering; Carolyn (Marvin) Greeb of Loveland, Colo.; Bill (Charlotte) Rexus of Gering; Marilyn (Harvey) Jackson of Longmont, Colo.; sisters, Florence Rau, Alvina Kufeldt, Rose Bolzer, Norma (Blackie) Green; brother, Dick Yakel of Scottsbluff and sister-in-law, Ruby Yakel.   She also leaves behind grandchildren; Brian (Lori) Klein; Steve (Lisa) Klein; Pam Greeb (Kris Wanamaker); Kevin Greeb; Mark (Jody) Rexus; Doug (Marsha) Rexus; Robyn (Shannon) Neal; Scott (Valerie) Rexus; Theron (Brenda) Jackson; Troy (Laurie) Jackson and Todd (Erin) Jackson as well as 22 great-grandchildren.   Preceding her in death were her parents; husband Victor in 1983; grandson, Thomas Klein and great-granddaughter, Madison Grace Jackson; sisters, Nettie (George) Grasmick, Betty (Dick) Eby, Tillie (Fred) Rexus, Katy (Dave) Zier, Irene (Albert) Loose, Kathryn (Christ) Welch; brothers, Ed (Pauline) Kling and Jake Yakel; sis-ter-in-law, Gladys Yakel and brothers-in-law, Ed Rau, Ted Kufeldt and Paul Bolzer.


KLING, Theresa Rose

            b.  16 Nov 1918 - Fort Collins, Colorado

            d.  18 Aug 2010 - Mitchell, Nebraska

From  The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE  -  August 20 to August 22, 2010

MITCHELL - Theresa "Rose" Bolzer, 91, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, (2010) at Mitchell Care Center.  Born on Nov. 16, 1918, in Ft. Collins, Colo. to Ludwig and Anna Marie (Kaiser) Kling.   Married PAUL BOLZER on Dec. 29, 1940.  Survivors include her son, Orin Bolzer and special friend Francine Rogers of Mitchell; daughter, Cheryl (David) Mueller of Blue Springs, Neb.; grandchildren, Dane (Cheryl) Bolzer and their children Matthew and Joshua of Mitchell, Lynn Bolzer of Mitchell, Jackie (Chris) Lyons and their children Nicholas and Nathan of Wymore, Neb., and Haley (Joe) Weiner and their children Ava and Bladen of Wymore; sisters, Florence Rau, Alvina Kufeldt and Norma Green; brother, Dick Yakel; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Her parents, husband Paul, three brothers, six sisters and grandson, Kelly Bolzer preceded her in death.