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RIBVETT, Myra Jean (Bevins) - See Myra Jean Bevins



RICHARD, Joann Mae

            b.  2 Dec 1934 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

            d.  18 Oct 2010 - Gering, Nebraska

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

Joann Mae Rein, 75, of Gering, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at her home.  Born Dec. 2, 1934, at Scottsbluff to Fred and Anna (Herdt) Richard.   Married KENNETH J. REIN Jan. 29, 1956.  Survivors include her children, Vicki Schlager of Gering, and Kenneth (Lori) Rein, Jr. of Alliance; grandchildren, Amanda (John) Vance, Jr. of Lyman, Andrew Schlager of Gering, Tyson Rein of Cheyenne, Wyo., Kolbee Rein of Alliance; and a great-granddaughter on the way!; sisters, Betty (Al) Reiber and Shirley Martin all of Scottsbluff, and Patricia (Dick) Donovan of Phoenix, Ariz.; brother, Harold Richard of Scottsbluff.  Preceding her in death were parents; husband, KEN (REIN); sisters, Ruth Gross and Helen Conrad; brothers, Wilbert Richard, Reuben Richard, Marvin Richard, and Jerry Richard; and several nieces and nephews



            b.  1 Apr 1911 - McPherson, Kansas

            d.  2 Apr 2010 - Hillsboro, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Sunday, April 4, 2010

HILLSBORO -- Anna (Richert) Seibel, 99, died Friday, April 2, 2010, at  Hillsboro.   Born April 1, 1911, in McPherson.  Married SOLOMON SEIBEL on April 21, 1934. Preceded in death by: husband, Solomon. Survivors: one son, Gilbert (Ruth) Seibel, of Thornton, Colo.; and one daughter, Joan Seibel and husband Richard Bonawitz, of Loveland, Colo.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.




            b. 1 Apr 1911

            d.  2 Apr 2010 -  Hillsboro, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, April 4, 2010

HILLSBORO - Anna (Richert) Seibel, 99, died April 2, 2010. Born April 1, 1911, daughter of Abraham J. and Marie (Wall) Richert. On April 21, 1934, she married SOLOMON SEIBEL. He preceded her in death.

Survivors: son, Gilbert Seibel of Thornton, Colo.; daughter Joan Seibel of Loveland, Colo.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. 




            b.  10 Aug 1929

            d.  14 Mar 2010

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

KINGMAN - Ivan L. Richert, 80, died March 14, 2010.   Born Aug. 10, 1929, to Henry and Helen Stubbe Richert.  On Jan. 4, 1950, he married JOAN MARTENS. She died July 28, 1998. Survivors include: sons, Steven and Jeff; a daughter, Joy Holland; sisters, Esther Funk, Eva Nikkel, Mary Penner and Rosa Peck; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.



RICHEY, Berniece M. (Shultz)

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RIEDEL, Josephine R. ( Meier)

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RIEN, Dale Albert

            b.  5 Mar 1939 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

            d.  12 Apr 2010

From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE -   April 14 to April 16, 2010
TORRINGTON, Wyo. - Dale Albert Rien, 71, died  April 12, 2010, and cremation has taken place. 

Born March 5, 1939, in Scottsbluff the son of Albert and Frieda (Jacoby) Rien.  Married DIANE

WESTRAND.    Survivors include his sons, Trevor Rien (his wife Karla and daughters, Paige and Tessa) of Lincoln, Troy Rien (his wife Lisa and sons, Devin, Alex, and Jacob) of Lincoln; daughter, Trisha Bates (her husband Shad and daughters, Madison and Morgan) of Torrington; and sister, Judy Kechter (husband Mike) of Rupert, Idaho.   Preceding him in death were his parents, Albert and Frieda Rien.


RIES, Hermina (Strecker)

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            b.  4 Mar 1930 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

            d.  13 Mar 2010 - Bayard, Nebraska

From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE -   March 15 to March 17, 2010
BAYARD – Mary E. Meyer, 80, died Saturday, March 13, 2010.  Born March 4, 1930, in Scottsbluff to David and Mabel (Heimbegner) Riezanstein. After her mother died when she was a year old, she was raised by her aunt and uncle John and Mary Klein until her father married Catherine Sterkel when she was 6.

 Mary and LaVERNE MEYER, SR. were married Sept. 16, 1947.   Survived by her children Sharon (Mick) Lemley of Scottsbluff, Diana (Steve) Tucker of Yuma, Ariz.; LaVerne (Jennifer) Meyer Jr. of Bayard and brother-in–law Ken (Norma) Meyer of Scottsbluff; sisters Delores (Ray) Lipps of Casper, Wyo., Elsie (Dale) Ramson of Riverton, Wyo., Shirley (Gerald) Green of Torrington, Wyo. and Sally Taylor of Arizona; grandchildren Miles and Matt Lemley, Chris Tucker, Melissa Tucker-Goodine, Amanda McClure, Valerie Wolverton, Lauren Akerson and Katherine Meyer, as well as 11 great-grandchildren.  Preceded in death by her parents, husband Vern on June 15, 1991; brothers David, Floyd and Harry, sisters Martha, Marie, Irene, Ellen and two infant sisters.


RIFFEL, Eugene

            b.  27 Aug 1934 - Woodbine, Kansas

            d.  21 Jul 2010 - Abilene, Kansas

From Penwell  Gabel Funeral Home Obituaries

Eugene “Gene” Riffel, 75, life long resident of Woodbine, died Wednesday, July 21st, 2010, at  Abilene.  Born on August 27, 1934, at southwest of Woodbine, the son of George L. and Sophia K. (Sader) Riffel.  Married RETHA M. GILLETT, on August 26, 1956 at Woodbine; she preceded in death on November 23, 1993.  Allso preceded in death by a sister Patricia “Pat” Gilbert on September 4, 2005, and his parents. Survived by a son Marc Riffel (wife-Toni) of Woodbine, two (2) daughters: Paula Acheson (husband-Greg) of Woodbine, & Marcia Munsell of Olathe, three  sisters: Carol Troisi (husband-Gilbert) of Milford, DE, Janis Bell (husband-Albert) of Wichita, & Rose Marie Beneke of Winchester, VT. He is also survived by six (6) grandchildren: Nick & Shasta Acheson, Alex Acheson & fiancée’ Rebecca, Jessica Acheson, Colby Riffel, Kylie Riffel, & Cody Riffel; and a great grand-daughter Addison Acheson.



RIFFEL, Eugene

            b.  27 Aug 1934 - Woodbine, Kansas

            d.  21 Jul 2010 - Abilene, Kansas

From Abilene Reflector Chronicle -   July 2010

WOODBINE – Eugene “Gene” Riffel, 75,  died Wednesday, July 21, 2010, in Abilene.   Born on Aug. 27, 1934, southwest of Woodbine, the son of George L. and Sophia K. (Sader) Riffel.  Married RETHA M. GILLETT  on Aug. 26, 1956, at Woodbine; she preceded him in death on Nov. 23, 1993. Survivors include a son, Marc Riffel of Woodbine; two daughters, Paula Acheson of Woodbine and Marcia Munsell of Olathe; three sisters, Carol Troisi of Milford, Del., Janis Bell of Wichita and Rose Marie Beneke of Winchester, Vt.; six grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Patricia “Pat” Gilbert on Sept. 4, 2005. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 24, 2010, at the Woodbine United Methodist Church, with Pastor Carol Moore Ramey officiating. Burial will follow in the Woodbine Cemetery.


RIFFEL, Eugene J.

            b.  27 Aug 1934

            d.  21 Jul 2010

From Salina Journal - Saturday, July 24, 2010

WOODBINE -- Eugene J. "Gene" Riffel, 75,  died Wednesday, July 21, 2010. Born Aug. 27, 1934.  Survivors: son, Marc; daughters, Paul Atcheson and Marcia Munsell; sisters, Carol Troisi, Janis Bell and Rose Marie Beneke; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.



RIFFEL, Gloria Ann (Rutz)

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RIFFEL, Leona E. (Hamm)

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RIFFEL, Leona E.

            b.  28 Feb 1921 - Ramona, Kansas

            d.  3 Apr 2010 - Herington, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Leona E.  Riffel, 89, died April 3, 2010.  Born Feb. 28, 1921, in Romana.  Survived by a son, Doug Riffel; a sister, Marjorie Erickson; and two grandsons.



RIFFEL, Marlene J. (Cheever)

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RIFFEL, William C.

            b.  abt 1933

            d.  2  Sep 2010

From Wichita Eagle - Friday, September 10, 2010

Riffel, William C., 77, retired CPA, passed away  September 2, 2010.   Survivors: sister, Carol K. Lautt and husband J.D. of Wichita; nephews Dwight Hohlfeld of Wichita and Kent Hohlfeld of Stockton, CA.



ROHNKE, Richard A.

            b.  8 Oct 1943 - Stella, Missouri

            d.  8 Oct 2010 -  Yankton, South Dakota

From  The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE -  October 11 to October 13, 2010
YANKTON, S.D. - Richard A. Rohnke, 67, of Yankton, S.D. died Friday, October 8, 2010.   Born October 8, 1943 in Stella, Mo., to Frank F. and Rosalie Ann (Kuxhaus) Rohnke.   Survived by his sisters: Connie Rohnke, Gering, and Merrily Meier, Fort Collins, Colo.; nephew and niece: Steve Meier, Denver, Colo., and Erick Meier, Fort Collins; special cousins: Dianne Koenig, Lutz, FL, Phyllis Rohnke, Westminster, Colo., Shirley Rohnke, Indianapolis, Ind., Russell Rohnke, Scottsbluff, June (Larry) Lacy, Gering, Darlene (Gary) Ikey, Sunnyvale, Calif., Harold (Barb) Minge, Ger-ing, Dale (Connie) Minge, Gering, Ray (Shirlene) Minge, Riverton, Wyo., and Don (Janah) Minge, Minnetrista, Minn.; and many aunts and uncles.  He Preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.


ROHR, Alvin

            b.  3 May 1926 - Munjor, Kansas

            d.  19 Jan 2010

From Wichita Eagle - Thursday, January 21, 2010

Rohr, Alvin 83,  passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2010.  Born May 3, 1926, in Munjor, KS, the son of Mathias and Clara (Ruder) Rohr, the 5th of 8 children.   He was a member of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Wheat Chapter.   Preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Anthony, Clarence and sister, Mary Ann Burghardt. Survivors: wife, Doris; sons, Donald, Steven (Mary Jo) of Wichita; daughters, Diane Nelson (Kent) of Colorado Springs, Rebecca Wright (Robert) of Wichita and Karen Seaton (Alan) of Overland Park, KS; 14 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; brothers, Gene (Marge) and Julius (Mary Jane); sisters, Irene Legleiter and Lorene Pfiefer (Daniel).



ROHR, Marilyn Marie

            b.  15 May 1935 - Topeka, Kansas

            d.  21 Jan 2010 - Topeka, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Monday, January 25, 2010

TOPEKA -- Marilyn Marie Rohr, 74, passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010.   Born May 15, 1935, in Topeka, the daughter of Jacob and Amelia Schiffelbein Rohr. Marlyn was a member of the American Historic Society of Germans from Russia (AHSG),  Survivors include her brother, Jake Rohr Jr. (Grace), Cleburne, Texas; her sister, Ruth Rohr Strecker (Carl "Pete"), of Salina; and many nieces and nephews.



ROME, Virginia Lee (Pfannenstiel)

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ROSE, Norma Jean

            b.  17 Jun 1929 - Lingle, Wyoming

            d.   10 Feb 2010 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

Form The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE  -   February 15 to February 17, 2010

LINGLE, Wyo. - Norma Jean Clark, 80, died Wednesday, Feb. 10,  (2010) in Scottsbluff.   Born June 17, 1929 in Lingle the daughter of James and Alice (Cooper) Rose.  Married LEO CLARK on June 18, 1951.

Survivors include her daughters, Merrijane (Ken) Morgheim, Peggy (Dave) Holmstrand, and Barb Clark all of Torrington, Liz Kaltenheuser of Lusk, Wyo., Catherine (Francisco) Estrada of Ft. Stockton, Texas, and Marg Clark of Gering; grandchildren, Kris (Haynie) Morgheim, Joe Morgheim, Geoff Morgheim, Travis Kalten-heuser, and Kate (Darek) Farmer; great-grandson, Beau Morgheim; nieces, nephews, extended family, and many dear friends.  Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband Leo; brothers, Rich-ard and Clifford Rose; sisters, Dorothy Whitehead and Thelma Whistler; and son-in-law, Craighton Kaltenheuser.



ROSS, Linda Ann (Hughson)

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ROSS, Warren J.

            b. 30  June 1937-  Minatare, Nebraska

            d.  22 May 2010 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska 

From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - May 25 to May 27, 2010

Warren J. Ross, 72, of Scottsbluff passed away May 22, 2010, at Regional West Medical Center.

Born June 30, 1937, in Minatare to Jake and Christine (Green) Ross.   Married RUTH GROSK0PFon Jan. 15, 1956 and they had 54 years together.   Survivors include his wife Ruth; children, Ted Ross and fiancée Barb Faulkner and Kim and husband Tom Tomoi all of Scottsbluff; brother, Leon Ross of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister, Barbara (Melvin) Havely of Wheatland, Wyo.; grandson, Casey Ross; granddaughters, Abbie (Jamie) Winters; Becky (Dusty) Cheek and Emily Colling; great-grandchildren, Aspen and Rylan Cheek and Aidric Winters all of Scottsbluff.    His parents Jake and Christine Ross preceded Warren in death.



ROTH, Fern Olive (Myers)

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ROTH, James R. Roth

            b.  4 Nov 1941 - Great Bend, Kansas

            d.  19 May 2010 - Wichita, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, May 23, 2010
WICHITA - James R. Roth, 68, of Wichita, died May 19, 2010.  Born November 4, 1941, in Great Bend, Kan., to June and Walter Roth and was raised in Ellinwood, Kan.   Jim was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from Washburn Law School (2005) and from the Washburn University Alumni Association (2010).  Survivors include: wife, Sally; daughter, Amy (Chris) Tillery of Prairie Village, Kan.; son, Drew Roth of Wichita; grandson, Jack Tillery; three brothers, Tom (Frank Cox) Roth of Denver, Randy (Susie) Roth of Honolulu, and Kent (JoAnn) Roth of Ellinwood. Preceded in death by his parents June and Walter Roth.



ROTHE, Grover F.

            b.  10 Dec 1919

            d.  30 Jul 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, August 1, 2010

NESS CITY - Grover F. Rothe, 90, died July 30, 2010.  Born Dec. 10, 1919, to D.M. and Pauline Steinert Rothe.  On April 1, 1948, he married AVIS E. BELL. She survives. Other survivors include: a son, R.D. Rothe; a daughter, Linda Harkness; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.



RUDER, Marcellus

            b.  17 Sep  1916 - Hays, Kansas

            d.  14 Jun 2010 - Hays, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Friday, June 25, 2010

Marcellus Ruder, age 93, of Hays died Thursday, June 24, 2010.   Born September 17, 1916, on the family farm eight miles south of Hays to Carl and Rosa (Rupp) Ruder.  Married MARCELLA ROHR on October 2, 1939.  On October 2 of last year they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.  Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Marcella, of the home in Hays; sons, Larry Ruder and his wife, Virginia, of Overland Park, Kansas, and Terry Ruder and his wife, Bonnie, of Stillwell, Kansas; daughters, Ann Ruder of Hays and Ellen Pool and her husband, David, of Amarillo, Texas; seven grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; brothers, Alphonse Ruder of Overland Park, Kansas, and Norman Ruder of Kingman, Arizona; sisters, Bernice Unrein of Plainville, Kansas, and Lorraine Cook of Fort Myers, Florida. Preceded in death by a brother, Julius Ruder and sisters, Irene Munsch, Mary Rose Dreiling and Alma Keaton.



RUFF, Esther J.

            b.  30 Oct 1937 -  Shields, Kansas

            d.  13 Jun 2010

From Salina Journal - Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Esther J. King-Jelken, 72, of Salina, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2010.  Born Esther Jean Ruff on Oct. 30, 1937, in Shields, the daughter of Leroy and Margaret (Jarvis) Ruff.   Preceded in death by her first husband, BERNARD KING; second husband, LEE JELKEN; stepson, Jurden Jelken; and brother, Jerry Ruff.   Survived by one son, Alan King and wife Lessa; two daughters, Arlene Frederiksen and husband Lee and Pam King and husband Bob Schaut; three stepsons, Larry Jelken and wife Jean, Terry Jelken, and Garry Jelken and wife Marilyn; two sisters, Delma Oyler and Doris Oller and husband Albert; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.



RUNFT, Donald

            b.  9 Feb  1921 - Downs, Kansas

            d.  8 Jul  2010

From Salina Journal - Saturday, July 10, 2010

SCANDIA -- Donald Runft, 89, passed away Thursday, July 8, 2010.  Born Feb. 9, 1921, in Downs, the son of Ernest and Ella (Moos) Runft. Survivors include his wife, HAZEL RUNFT, of Belleville; sons, Myron Runft and wife Cheryl, of Belle-ville, and Bruce Runft and wife Stacey, of Scandia; daughters, Donna Martinson and husband Gail, of Junction City, and Sharon Gowing, of San Angelo, Texas; sister, Alice Seaman, of Belleville; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.



RUPP, Delores

            b.  27 Mar 1941 - Hays, Kansas

            d.  14 Feb 2010 - Aurora, Colorado

From Hays Daily News  - Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Delores Gross, 68, Gorham, died Feb. 14, 2010 at  Aurora, Colo.  Born March 27, 1941, in Hays to Edward and Rose (Groff) Rupp.   Survivors include a son, Eugene Froelich, Russell; four daughters, Margaret Froelich, Dodge City, Mary Rayburn, Denver, Teresa Froelich, Russell, and Natalie Froelich, Gorham; three brothers, William, Francis and Richard Rupp, all of Hays; two sisters, Elizabeth "Betty" Chew, Hays, and Patty Rogers, Kansas City; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  Preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, ALBERT FROELICH; her second husband, VIRGIL "SHORTY" GROSS; and two brothers, Edward Rupp Jr. and Robert Rupp. 



RUPP, Francis A.

            b.  1 Jun 1930 - Hays, Kansas

            d.  10 May 2010 - Hays, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Francis A. "Hammie" Rupp, Hays, 79, died Monday, May 10, 2010, at Hays Good Samaritan Center.   Born June 1, 1930, in Hays to Edward and Rose (Groff) Rupp.   Married NORMA JEAN "JEANNIE" GIEBLER on Sept. 8, 1953, in Severin. She preceded him in death Feb. 24, 2008. Shortly, after marriage he suffered the loss of his left hand while working in the oil fields.  Survivors include a son, Kevin Rupp and wife, Joyce, Hays; two brothers, William "Bill" Rupp and Richard Rupp, both of Hays; two sisters, Elizabeth (Nutz), Hays, and Patty Rogers, Kansas City.  Preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Thomas Joseph Rupp, Edward Rupp Jr. and Robert Rupp; and a sister, Delores (Rupp) Froehlich-Gross.



RUPP, Irene

            b.  6 Feb 1917 - Hays, Kansas

            d.  24 Feb 2010 - Hays, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Friday, February 26, 2010

Irene (Rupp) Leiker, 93, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010. at Hays Good Samaritan Center.   Born Feb. 6, 1917, in Hays to Joseph H. and Sophia (Pfannenstiel) Rupp.   Married CLARENCE M. LEIKER on Jan. 2, 1958. He preceded her in death Jan. 1, 1994.  She organized the "AHSGR Sunflower Chapter" in 1979 and was its first president.   Survivors include a brother, Mark Rupp and wife, Pat, Wichita; five sisters, twin Sandra Moore, Wichita, Lucille Rupp and husband Bob Shanahan, and Pauline Weigel and husband, Mark, all of Hays; Zita Zimmerman and husband, Bob, and Cathy Geyer and husband, Jack, all of Canon City, Colo.  Preceded in death by four brothers, Virgil, Henry "Hank," Harry and Severin; and three sisters, Alice Herrman, Mary Werth and Anne Cox.



RUPP, Irene

            b.  6 Feb 1917 - Hays, Kansas

            d.  24 Feb 2010 - Hays, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, February 27, 2010

HAYS - Irene (Rupp) Leiker, 93, died Feb. 24, 2010, at Hays Good Samaritan Center. Born Feb. 6, 1917, in Hays, Kan., to Joseph H. and Sophia (Pfannenstiel) Rupp, from a family of 15 children.  Married CLARENCE M. LEIKER on Jan. 2, 1958. He preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 1994.  Survivors include: five sisters, twin Sandra Moore, Lucille Rupp and husband Bob Shanahan, Pauline and husband Mark Weigel, Zita and husband Bob Zimmerman; one brother Mark Rupp and wife Pat. Preceded in death by: four brothers Virgil, Henry "Hank," Harry and Severin; three sisters Alice Herrman, Mary Werth and Anne Cox.



RUPP, Kenneth E.

            b.  23 Apr 1941 - Mountain Lake, Minnesota

            d.  27 Apr 2010 - Kansas City, Missouri

From  Newton Kansan - Friday, May 7, 2010

Kansas City, Missouri  - Kenneth E. Rupp, 69, died April 27, 2010, in Kansas City, Mo.   Born on April 23, 1941, to Emil and Marie Rupp in Mountain Lake, Minn.    Married ANNE NEUFELD in September 1966.  Survived by his wife, Anne Neufeld Rupp of Olathe; his son Byron K. Rupp and Alyssa L. Rupp and their sons Braden and Keaton, all of Andover; brothers Robert Rupp of Minnetonka, Minn., and Lester Rupp of Mountain Lake, Minn.; and sister Marylin Franz of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by his father, Emil Rupp, in 1993; and his mother, Marie Rupp, in 1991.



RUPP, Mary Frances

            b.  9 Oct 1911

            d.  7 Aug 2010 - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

NESS CITY - Mary Frances Rupp Eggers, 98, died Aug. 7, 2010.   Born Oct. 9, 1911, to Joseph and Katherine Dechant Rupp.  On Feb. 18, 1938, she married CHARLES EGGERS. He died March 15, 1992. Survivors include: sons Kenneth J. and Gary W.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Paul Rupp and Adam Rupp; sisters, Julia Stoecklein, Rita Riebel and Elvira Billinger.



RUPP, Mildred Louise Schauvliege (Bowie)

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RUPP, Mitchell William

            b.  22 Aug 1983 - Medicine Lodge, Kansas

            d.  21 Feb  2010 - El Dorado, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Tuesday, February 22, 2010

Mitchell "Mitch" William Rupp, 26, El Dorado, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at Susan B. Allen Hospital.  Born Aug. 22, 1983, in Medicine Lodge to Neal and Mary Sue (Underwood) Rupp.  Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Dustin, Hoisington, and Jordan, El Dorado; a sister, Jamie Klug and husband, Darren, Newton; his grandfather, Jack Underwood, Ashland; his grandmother, Frances Rupp, Hays; a niece, Adalyn; a nephew, Isaac Klug; five aunts; and five uncles.   Preceded in death by a grandmother, Mary Underwood; a grandfather, Alois Rupp; and an uncle, Bill Rupp. 



RUSCH, Frederick

            b.  8  Dec 1925 - Sheboygan, Wisconsin

            d.  6  Apr 2007

From The Sheboygan Press, April 8, 2007 -

Frederick Rusch, age 81,  died on Friday April 6, 2007 at his home.  Born in Sheboygan on December 8, 1925, the son of the late Henry and Katherine Gross Rusch.  Married the former GERALDINE HETTINGER.  Survived by his wife; Geraldine Rusch, of Sheboygan, daughters; Jane (Michael) Martin, of Sheboygan, Martha (Daniel) Hornickel, of Deforest, WI, Kathleen (Michael) Klee, of Sheboygan, Mary (Gary) Strohm, of Madison, sons; James (Donna) Rusch, of Sheboygan, Thomas (Lynn) Rusch, of Plymouth, grandchildren; Patrick (fiancee' Mary Wilcox) Martin, Mark (Kati) Hornickel, Joel (Stephanie) Hornickel, Matthew (Erin) Rusch, Stacy (Nicholas) Leibham, Adam Rusch, Ryan Rusch, Andrew Rusch, Gregory Rusch, Christopher (Julie) Klee, Jason Klee, Ryan Strohm, Megan Strohm, Kelsey Strohm, step grandchildren; T.J. and Trista Radloff, great grandson; Elliot, brother in law and sister in law; Reinhold and Carol Fritz, of Aurora, CO, and a sister in law, Rosalie Rusch, of Sheboygan.   Preceded in death by his three brothers; Henry, Leo, David, two sisters; Marie Ehlert, Esther Zonick, brother in law and sister in law; Leo and Audrey Hettinger, and a grandson Eric Klee.




            b.  18 Oct 1927 - Mitchell, Nebraska

            d.  14 Oct 2010 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE -  October 19 to October 21, 2010

MITCHELL - Ray Russell, 82, passed away Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 in  Scottsbluff.  Born Oct. 18, 1927, in Mitchell and was raised on farms in and around the Russell family farm in Mitchell Valley.  Following his grandmother's death in 1963, Ray and his wife RUTH (BRETHOUR) bought the Russell family homestead in Mitchell Valley and moved there in 1964.  Survivors include his wife, Ruth; children, Kathy Russell (Doug Stephens) of Douglas Wyo., Karen Moore (Jack) of Prescott Ariz., and Connie Goers (Mike) of Scottsdale Ariz. and son, Ron Russell (Wanda) of Torrington; grandchildren, Kate Painter, Keturah Lawton (Tim), Amy Painter, Lori Russell, Levi Painter (Trisha) and Jim Russell (Amanda); great-grandchildren, Preston and Thomas Painter, Wyatt and Randy Peters, Ian, Erik and Jetta Lawton, and Lydia Painter; brother, Jack Russell of Denver, sisters-in-law, Char (Bob) Russell of Firestone Colo., Melba (Bill) Russell Stager of Morrill, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding him in death were his parents, twin brothers, Bill Russell and Bob Russell, and nephew, Rodney Russell.


RUTSCHMAN, Bernice Rebecca

            b.  18 Aug 1928 - Newton, Kansas

            d.  27 Jul 2010 - Newton, Kansas

From Newton Kansan - Friday, July 30, 2010

NEWTON --Bernice Rebecca Unruh, 81, died Tuesday (July 27, 2010) in Newton.  Born on Aug. 18, 1928, in Newton to Julius and Martha (Wiens) Rutschman. On August 25, 1946, she married ELMER UNRUH, and he preceded her in death on March 7, 2003.  Survived by her sons, Gary and Teri Unruh of Newton, Steve and Penny Unruh of Topeka, and Bruce and Sherry Unruh of Wichita; brother, Marvin and Jane Rutschman of Dodge City; sister, Lorene and Ron Grapengator of Newton; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  Preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Unruh; brother, Alvin Rutschman; sisters, Ella Miller, Delores Schenewerk, Florene Lettau, Julia Mae Decker and Blanche Early; father, Julius Rutschman; and her mother, Martha Rutschman.


RUTZ, Gloria Ann

            b.  19 Dec 1930

            d. 19 Jun 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, June 22, 2010

HOPE - Gloria Ann Riffel, 79, died June 19, 2010.  Born Dec. 19, 1930, to Jacob Henry and Valene Elizabeth James Rutz.    Married  PERCY WILBERT RIFFEL. He died June 13, 1999. Survivors include: sons, Tracy, Hope, David, Wichita, and John, White City; a daughter, Marlene Boyd, Sawyer; brothers, Willis Rutz, James Rutz and Ray Rutz; sisters, Elizabeth "Betty" Riffel, Carol Stromgren, Joyce Gaston and Shirley Pennington; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.



RUTZ, Gloria Ann

            b.  19 Dec 1930 - Carlton, Kansas

            d.  19 Jun 2010 - Sawyer, Kansas

From Abilene Reflector/Chronicle -Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010  -

SAWYER – Gloria Ann Riffel, 79,  died Saturday, June 19, 2010, at the home of her daughter in Sawyer.   Born Dec. 19, 1930, in Carlton, the daughter of Jacob Henry and Valene Elizabeth (James) Rutz.   On Aug. 26, 1948, she married PERCY WILBERT RIFFEL.  Mr. Riffel preceded her in death on June 13, 1999. Survivors include one daughter, Marlene Boyd of Sawyer; three sons, Tracy Dean?Riffel of Hope, David Eugene Riffel of Wichita and John Henry Riffel of White City; brothers, Willis Lee Rutz of Enterprise, James Robert Rutz of Goodland and Ray Allen Rutz of Channelview, Texas; sisters, Elizabeth “Betty” Jean Riffel of Herington, Carol Sue Stromgren of Abilene, Joyce Marie Gaston of Abilene and Shirley Mae Pennington of New Castle, Ind.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and other relatives.  Besides her husband Percy, she was also preceded in death by two sons, Roger Lee Riffel in 1966 and Robert Lynn Riffel in 1997; a brother, Wayne Francis Rutz and a sister, Katherine Louise Holdridge.