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WACKER, Rosie (Haas)

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WADEL, Anna (Schmidt)

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WAGNER, Bernard N.

            b.  abt 1937

            d.  8 Jul 2010 - Wichita, Kansas

From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - Sunday, July 11, 2010

HOISINGTON — Bernard N. Wagner, 73, of Hoisington, died July 8 (2010).    Born July 25, 1936. Private services will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place.

WAGNER, Diana K.

            b.  10 Feb 1947

            d.  11 May 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, May 12, 2010

WILSON - Diana K. Nelson, 63, died May 11, 2010. Born Feb. 10, 1947, to Robert H. and Katheryn Sheely Wagner.  Married JERRU CLAUSSEN. He died Aug. 4, 2001.  Married TERRY NELSON. He survives. Other survivors: sons, Robin and Steven Claussen, Nick Nelson; daughters, Shelly Ristvedt, Misty Claussen, Tiffany Crawford; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson. 

WAGNER, Elizabeth

            b.  30 Jan 1915 - Sheboygan, Wyoming

            d.  22 Nov 2010

From The Sheboygan Press - November 23, 2010

Elizabeth Meyer, 95,  died there Monday morning, November 22, 2010.  Born January 30, 1915 in Sheboygan to Henry and Elizabeth (Goldman) Wagner.  On October 28, 1939, married  DONALD MEYER.   Don preceded her in death on October 29, 2001.  In addition to her husband, Donald, Betty was preceded in death by brother, Emil Wagner and a sister, Frieda Wiegand.


            b.  21 Oct 1925  - Longmont, Colorado

            d.  25 Mar 2010 - Hoxie, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Friday, March 26, 2010

James "Jim" Wagoner, 84, Hoxie, died Thursday, March 25, 2010.    Born Oct. 21, 1925, in Longmont, Colo., to Edward and Kathy (Schwarz) Wagoner.  Survivors include a brother, Wilfred Wagoner, Jennings; and four sisters, Doreen Wagoner and Eileen Nondorf, both of Hoxie, Marjorie Bachand, Windsor, Colo., and Patricia Foster, Jennings.  Preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, LeRoy Wagoner and Kenneth Wagoner.

WAHL, Jacob Philip

            b.  12 Dec 1913 - Hays, Kansas

            d.  19 Apr 2010

From Salina Journal - Thursday, April 22, 2010

VICTORIA -- Jacob Philip Wahl, 96, died Monday, April 19, 2010.   Born Dec. 12, 1913, in Hays, to Jacob and Anna Margaret (Hauschild) Wahl.  Survivors include his brothers, Earl, of Midland, Mich., Alvin, of Victoria, and Dean, of Mesa Ariz.; sisters, Norma Strecker (Paul), of Olmitz, and Caroline Peterson, of Clifton; and many nieces and nephews.

WALL, Frieda (Bartel)

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WALTER, Bertha

            b.  10 Jun 1925

            d.  20 Jan 2010

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

VICTORIA - Bertha Pfeifer, 84, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010.   Born June 10, 1925, to Leo A. and Ida Walter. Married WILFRED A. "WILLIE: PFEIFER on Sept. 30, 1946.  Survivors: husband; sons, Kenneth and Steve; daughters, Janice Pfannenstiel and Shirley Pfeifer; brothers, Leo A. Walter and Melvin Walters; sister, Melvina Walters; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by: parents; brother, Ralph Walter; sister, Edna Schumacher; grandson-in-law, Gary Erickson.

WALTER, Bertha

            b.  10 Jun 1925 - Catherine, Kansas

            d.  20 Jan 2010 - Victoria, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bertha Pfeifer, 84, Victoria, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010.  Born June 10, 1925, in Catherine to Leo A. and Ida (Polifka) Walter.   Married WILFRED A. "WILLIE" PFEIFER on Sept. 30, 1946.   Survivors include her husband, of the home; two sons, Kenneth Pfeifer and wife, Diane, and Steve Pfeifer and wife, Mary, all of Victoria; two daughters, Janice Pfannenstiel and husband, Gerald, Munjor, and Shirley Pfeifer, Hays; two brothers, Leo A. Walter, Hays, and Melvin Walters, Tulsa, Okla.; a sister, Melvina Walters, Catherine; 10 grandchildren, Donna Erickson, Jeff Pfannenstiel, Scott Pfannenstiel, Eric Pfeifer, Kory Pfeifer, Troy Pfeifer, Jason Pfeifer, Jill Pfannenstiel, Jennifer Amrein and Jared Pfeifer; and six great- grandchildren, Lane Pfannenstiel, Colton Pfannenstiel, Kinley Pfannenstiel, Kennidy Amrein, Alexes Dinkel and Trayce DinkelPreceded in death by her parents; a brother, Ralph Walter; a sister, Edna Schumacher; and a grandson-in-law, Gary Erickson.

WALTERS, Alice Theresa

            b.  6 Sep 1918 - Severin, Kansas

            d.  20 Jan 2010 - Hays, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Thursday, January 21, 2010

Alice Theresa Windholz, 91, passed away January 20, 2010 at Hays.   Born on September 6, 1918 in Severin, KS, the 5th of 12 children of Frank Walters and Monica (Koerner) Walters. Alice's mother died when she was 13 years of age, and her father later married Rose (Urban) Befort.   On September 9, 1942, she married ALFRED WINDOLZ, a union of 63 years and one blessed with four children, Jim, Frank, Kenny and Mary Beth.    Survivors include her children, Frank Windholz, Arvada, CO and Ken and Jolene Windholz, Hays; her grandchildren and great grandchildren, Grant and Donna Windholz and daughter Lily, Lakewood, CO; Eric and Amanda Windholz, and their children, Anna, Andrew and Bridget Alice, Highlands Ranch, CO; Amy Lawrence and her children, James and Audrey, Parker, CO; Kimberly Windholz, Leavenworth, KS; Kieran and Heather Windholz and their children, Bayleigh and Zakery, Festus, MO; Paxton Windholz, Arvada, CO; Preston Kiekel, Seattle, WA; Brianna Windholz, Arvada, CO; Bryan and Tracy Rupp and their children, Josh Wade, Ambria and Asarya, Houston, TX; Crystal Kiekel, Canoga Park, CA; Ben Karst, Hays; Mark Karst, Ft. Collins, CO; Jon Karst, Ft. Collins, CO; and Clayton Karst, Lawrence, KS; great granddaughter Danielle Windholz and great-great granddaughter, Aiden Victoria Windholz, Docono, CO. Other survivors include her siblings, Marcella Dreiling, Chapman, KS; Ralph Walters, Hays; Rosemary Gerstner, Conyers, GA; Sr. Mary Alice Walters, Cudahy, WI; Ronald and Pam Frazier Walters, Albuquerque, NM; Janet and Jude Gerstner, Overland Park, KS; Robert and Ernestine Befort, Ellis, KS and Leona Fross, Hays.   Preceded in death by her husband, Alfred, by her children, James Windholz and Mary Beth Windholz Lind, by her parents, Frank and Monica, by her step-mother, Rose Walters, by her siblings, Cecilia Wolf, Katie Schmidt, Mary Pfeifer, Frances Schmidt, Rita Mae Walters, Wilma Ann Isengard, and Miriam LaVonne Walters, and by her grandchildren, Audrey and Andrew Windholz and Jeffrey Dean Windholz

WALTERS, Dixie Lee

            b.  2 Jun 1926 - Cheyenne County, Kansas

            d.  1 Dec 2010 - Oberlin, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Monday, December 6, 2010

ST. FRANCIS -- Dixie Lee Keller, 84, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at Oberlin.   Born June 10, 1926, in Cheyenne County, Kan. Survivors include her husband, ROBERT "BOB" KELLER, of St. Francis; son, Jorn Keller, of Scottsdale, Kan.; daughter, Ann Isaac, of Dinuba, Calif.; brother, Dr. Jerry Waters, of Bethesda, Md.; sister, Cathy Brunswig, of Fort Collins, Colo; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

WALTERS, Patricia L.

            b.  15 May 1927 - Denver, Colorado

            d.  9 Dec 2010 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From The Star-Herald,Scottsbluff, NE - from December 13 to December 15, 2010

Patricia L. Propp 83, passed away Dec. 9, 2010, at Emerald Court in Scottsbluff.   Born in Denver May 15, 1927, the daughter of Edwin and Georgia (Ewing) Walters.   Married  HAROLD PROPP  on Feb. 5, 1945.   Survivors include her husband of 65 years Harold; children, Sandra Betancourt and husband Dan of Monroe Township, N.J., Lynette Propp Hildreth of Aurora, Colo., Fred Propp and wife Maureen of Colleyville, Texas, Cindy Mitchell and husband Phil of Scottsbluff; grandchildren, Gary Weidaman and wife Lori, Scott Betancourt, Amber Betancourt, Tera Gill and husband Eric, Tresa Hildreth, Joshua Propp and wife Gina, Meghan Vera and husband Matthew, Sarah Propp and Austin Propp; great-grandchildren, JJ and Chelsie Weidaman, Tate and Dixon Gill, Jackson, Owen and Finley Propp, and Gabriella Vera; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.   Her parents and siblings preceded her in death.

WAMBOLDT, Alexander

            b.  26 Aug 1912 - Russia

            d.  abt June 1980

From Port Huron Time Herald - June 3, 1980

Marine City – Services for Alexander Wamboldt, 67, will be held at 1pm on Wednesday in the Bower-Rose Funeral Home.   Born Aug, 26, 1912 in Russia.    Married ANN D. HANSON Aug, 26, 1954.  Survived by his wife; a son, Richard in Wisconsin; a sister, Rose Lufty. Mount Clemens and three grandchildren."

Additional Information -   Alexander was my  (Brandia Kutchek) grandfather. In addition to the obit info I know he was born in Wiesenmuller, Samara, Russia. He immigrated to the US in 1913 with his mother. They stayed in Oshkosh, WI for a few years and then moved to Detroit, MI. His parents were Alexander Wamboldt & Maria Katarina (Jung) Wambold, both of Wiesenmuller. Alexander had 3 wives total. The first was MADELINE CAPELLE, they had one son James Wamboldt, who proeceeded him in death. The 2nd wife is unknown. The third is Ann D. Hanson.


            b.  11 Jun 1921

            d.  11 Sep 2010

From Newton Kansan - Saturday, September 18, 2010

NEWTON — Edith (Warkentin) Long, 89, passed away on Saturday (Sept. 11, 2010).   Born on June 11, 1921, to Dr. Abraham and Elizabeth Warkentin in Wilhelmsdorf, Germany.   Survived by her son, John Long of Napa, Calif.; daughter, Janice Crook of Derby; grandchildren, Ann Williams, Chad Long, Wesley Read, and Julie and Ronnie Jean Long; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.   Preceded in death by her brothers, Dr. John, Gary and Helmut “Dutch” Warkentin; parents, Abraham and Elizabeth; son, Ronnie; and grandson, Brandon.


            b.  19 May 1929 - Ellis, Kansas

            d.  12 Dec 2010 - Hutchinson, Kansas

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

Alfred F. "Al" Wasinger, 81, of Hutchinson, died Dec. 12, 2010.    Born May 19, 1929, in Ellis, the son of Andrew J. and Dorothy Boos Wasinger.   Married ALICE MARIE RUPP on Aug. 28, 1951.  She survives. Other survivors include: sons, Andy Wasinger (Karen) and Al Wasinger (Terri), all of Hutchinson, and Tom Wasinger (Samantha), Wichita; daughters, Cathey Donohue (Patrick), Blue Springs, Mo., and Linda Childs (Marc), Wichita; 15 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.   Preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Lorraine Speier; and his first infant granddaughter, Tara Donohue.

WASINGER, Meridith

            b.  6 May 1927 - Ellis, Kansas

            d.  22 May 2010 - Hays, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Wednesday, May 25, 2010

Meridith Wasinger, age 83, a resident of Hays, Kansas passed away May 22, 2010.   Born May 6, 1927 in Ellis, Kansas to Dr. Joseph and Matilda (Niernberger) Wasinger.   Married AGNES "NITZIE" RUPP on February 9, 1948.   urvived by his wife, Agnes "Nitzie" Wasinger of Hays, daughter and son-in-law Mary Jo and Don Heath of Salina, two sons, Tom Wasinger of Ellis and Mike Wasinger of Hays, two grandchildren, Dr. Kevin Heath and wife Dr. Meagan Heath of Palo Alto, CA. and Elizabeth Heath of Lawrence, KS., a great grandchild, Alexandra Heath of Palo Alto, CA., three sisters, Mrs. Patricia McKinley of Topeka, Cheryl Haas and husband Ken of Hays, and Sister Mary Terence O.P. of Great Bend, KS., three brothers, Harry and wife Dee Wasinger of Garden Grove, CA., Dr. Jack and wife Joyce Wasinger of Denver, CO. and Bill and wife Jeanne Wasinger of Scottsdale, AZ. as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.   Preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Joann Kjornes and brothers, Dr. Les Wasinger and Terry Wasinger.

WASINGER, Michael Paul

            b.  21 May 1957 - Hays, Kansas

            d.  4 Oct 2010 - Hays, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Michael Paul (Mike) Wasinger, age 53 of Hays, passed away  October 4 (2010) .    Born on May 21, 1957 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Hays.   Survived by his mother, Agnes (Nitzie) Wasinger of Hays, a brother Tom of Ellis, and a sister Mary Jo Heath and husband Don of Salina; a niece, Elizabeth Heath of Lawrence; and a nephew Kevin Heath and wife Meagan of Palo Alto, CA, and a grand niece Alexandra Heath of Palo Alto, CA. Mike is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and good friends.  Preceded in death by his father, Meridith Wasinger of Hays, KS, in May of this year.


            b.  24 Aug 1930

            d.  16 Oct 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, October 18, 2010 - Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

NESS CITY - Wilbur A. Wasinger, 80, died Oct 16, 2010.  Born Aug. 24, 1930, to John F and Anna Mary Haas Wasinger.  On Jan. 28, 1957, he married KAY ECKLES. She survives. Other survivors include: a son, Tim; a daughter, Cindy K. Wasinger; a brother, Paul; and sisters, Rosalinda Gaschler, Pauline Witthuhn, Vera Pfannenstiel and Joan VanDegrift

Barber, handyman had a heart of gold - Ordinary Lives

By Kathy Hanks - The Hutchinson News - khanks@hutchnews.com

NESS CITY - Wilbur Wasinger spent 44 years grooming men, boys, and even a few women, in his local barbershop.  When the shop was closed he was involved in some other activity, because he was the kind of man who didn't sit still very often.   (NOTE:  Story of his life in this article)

WATSON, Tabby R. Chavez (Schneider)

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WATT, Emma S.

            b.  5 Mar 1886 - Mountain Lake, Minnesota

            d.  13 Jan 1972 - Mesa, Arizona

From  Funeral Home pamphlet

In memory of Emma S. Watt, 5201 East Boise, Mesa, Arizona; Born March 5, 1886, Mountain Lake, Minnesota; Passed Away January 13, 1972, Mesa, Arizona; Memorial Services  January 17 1972.

Casket Bearers:  Ernest Shaw, Ernest Peterson, Oscar Anderson, George Herbel, Lauris Selvig, Art Hawkins.   Note:  Maiden name is Bay.

WEBER, Carol F.

            b.   18 Jun 1941 - Ellis, Kansas

            d.  10 Sep 2010 - Hays, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Monday, September 13, 2010

Carol F. Weber, 69, Hays, died Friday, Sept. 10, 2010.    Born June 18, 1941, in Ellis to Leo and Anna (Beer) Weber.    Survivors include a brother, James Weber and wife, Dee, and their son, Devon, Lawrence; a sister, Barbara Niernberger, Russell; and two very special friends, Donna Kolste and KayLynn Philip, both of Hays.   Preceded in death by two brothers, Leo Jr., and Bernard Weber.

WEBER, John George

            b.  10 Aug 1916 - Victoria, Kansas

            d.  1 Jul 2010 - Salina, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Sunday, July 4, 2010

Monsignor John George Weber, 93, Salina, died Thursday, July 1, 2010.   Born Aug. 10, 1916, in Victoria to Jacob A. and Rosa (Herrman) Weber.  Ordained May 30, 1943, at the Pontifical College Josephinum.

Survivors include four brothers, Larry Weber and Sil Weber, both of Salina, Martin Weber, Oakley, and Al Weber, Park; three sisters, Magdalena Gassmann and Odilia Riedel, both of Park, and Marie Meier, Hoxie; and many nieces and nephews, including Father Keith Weber, Manhattan, and Father Kevin Weber, Hays.

Preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Philomena; and four brothers, Bart, Henry, Tony and Celey.   (Note:  Story of his life in this obituary.)

WEBER, Lavon J.

            b.  17 Jun 1940

            d.  29 Jun 2010

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

VICTORIA - Lavon J. Weber, 70, died June 29, 2010.   Born June 17, 1940, to Herman and Anita Staab Weber.  On April 16, 1966, he married CHARLOTTE BRAUN. She survives. Other survivors include: sons, John and Jason; brothers, Richard and Mitchell; sister, Roben Weber; and six grandchildren.

WEBER, Virginia

            b.  8 Nov 1910 - Shattuck, Oklahoma

            d.  28 Feb 2010 - Hillsboro, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, March 2, 2010

DURHAM - Virginia Frick, 99, died Feb. 28, 2010, at Salem Home, Hillsboro.   Born Nov. 8, 1910, in Shattuck, Okla., to Edward and Anna Wasemiller Weber.  On May 28, 1932, she married RALPH (PETE) FRICK. He died in 1973. Survivors include: a daughter, Sharon; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

WEDEL, David C.

            b.  16 Mar 1908

            d.  13 Jan 2010 - Goessel, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, January 14, 2010

NORTH NEWTON - David C. "D.C." Wedel, 101, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at  Goessel.   Born March 16, 1908, to Cornelius C. Wedel and Kathrina Unrau.  In 1936, he married MARTHA QUIRING. She died July 26, 1998.  Survivors include: daughters, Judy Wedel and husband Arthur, Russell, Kan., Eleanor Heckendorn, Phoenix; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.   Preceded in death by: wife; sisters, Katie Wedel and Susie Reiger.

WEGELE, Walter W.

            b.  26 Jun 1924

            d.  14 Dec 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, December 15, 2010

NEWTON - Walter W. Wegele, 86, died Dec. 14, 2010. Born June 26, 1924, to Solomon and Lydia Bitter Wegele.  Married GEORGINA REIN Oct. 14, 1945. She survives with daughters, Kathleen, Nadine, and Marleen; brother, Leonard; sisters, Esther and Viola; brothers-in-law, Allen and Marlin; sister-in-law, Talia; and many grandchildren.


            b.  5 Nov 1921

            d.  16 Mar 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, March 18, 2010

HILLSBORO - Dave E. Weibert, 88, died March 16, 2010.   Born Nov. 5, 1921, son of Peter D. and Mollie (Rauh) Weibert. On Oct. 17, 1943, he married DORIS G. BECKER. She died in 1999.   Married SHIRLEY BENDER; she survives.  Other survivors: sons, Warren, David M.; stepson, Lance Sprick; daughters, Sheryl White, Marilyn Pierce, Kimberly Mohan; stepdaughter, Joyce Sneath; many grandchildren. 

WEIGEL, Kenneth R.

            b.  18 Jun 1938 - Hays, Kansas

            d. 19 Apr 2010 - Omaha, Nebraska

From Hays Daily News - Friday, April 23, 2010

Kenneth R. Weigel, 71, Kearney, Neb., died Monday, April 19, 2010, in Omaha, Neb.   Born June 18, 1938, in Hays to Edward and Alice (Eggerman) Weigel.   Married CONNIE KAY COOK on June 13, 1959.  Survivors include his wife, Connie, Kearney; two sons, Bob and wife, Joanne, Omaha, and Bill and wife, Susan, Overland Park; two daughters, Kim Day and husband, Charles, Miller, and Shona Waggoner and husband, Jeff, Kearney; a brother, Jan Weigel, Hays; a sister, Phyllis Krueger and husband, Hank, Overland Park; and eight grandchildren, Kelsey and Erin Weigel, Bethany Weigel, Megan and Merry Day and Ashley, Madie and Colin Waggoner.   Preceded in death by his parents, Spotty and Alice Weigel; and a brother, Willy Weigel.

WEIGEL, Thelma Marie

            b.  16 Jan 1929 - Gorham, Kansas

            d.  28 Sep 2010 - Russell, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Saturday, October 2, 2010

Thelma Marie "Tommie" Dreiling, 81, Russell,  died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010.   Born Jan. 16, 1929, in Gorham to Fred Sr. and Lidwina (Sander) Weigel.   Married ROBERT W. DREILING on Nov. 8, 1948.  Preceded her in death April 26, 2009.  Survivors include a son, Ronald Dreiling, Phoenix; a brother, Fred Weigel Jr., Russell; two sisters, Hubertina Herbel, Hays, and Vera Degenhardt, College Park, Md.  

WEIMER, Lydia Kufeldt (Gantz)

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WEINMEISTER, Viola R. (Buller)

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WEISS, Edward

            b.  16 Nov 1926 - Sheboygan, Wisconsin

            d.  31 Mar 2010 - San Jacinto, California

From The Sheboygan Press - April 3 , 2010

Edward Weiss, age 83, of San Jacinto, CA for 6 years, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2010.

Born on November 16, 1926 in Sheboygan, WI. He was the son of  the late Edward Weiss and the late Christine (Schaeffer) Weiss.  Survived by his loving wife of 57 years, IONE RUTH  (McALLEN) WEISS; daughter, Christine (Brett) Flowers of Acton, CA; son, Scott  (Merrianne) Weiss of San Jacinto, CA; special children of our hearts,  Maribeth, Steve, Joe, and Mike; 13 grandchildren, Dustin, Michael,  Scotti, Dana, Matthew, Kelli, Kaydi, Blake, Ryan, Kayla, Britanie,  Lindsay, and Trinity; and three great-grandchildren, Alanna, Matthew and Nathan.

WEISS, Violet Irene

            b.  28 Feb 1925 - Sheboygan

            d.  20 Oct 2010 - Woodland Village

From The Sheboygan Press - October 22, 2010

Violet Irene Ladwig, age 85, of Plymouth, passed away October 20, 2010 in the Woodland Village.

Born in Sheboygan on February 28, 1925, daughter of the late Daniel and Lydia (Litz) Weiss.

Married WESLEY E. LADWIG, SR. on April 21, 1947.  He preceded her in death on July 9, 2000.  Survived by three children, Wesley E. (Cheryl) Ladwig Jr. of South Beliot, IL., Nancy Schroeder of Ravensdale, WA., Debi (Joe) Lisowe of Plymouth; seven grandchildren, Nathaniel (Jessica) Ladwig, Anna (Randy) Toye, Michael (Wendy) Schroeder, Jeremy (Kimberly) Schroeder, Benjamin (Robin) Lisowe, Ryan (Carmen) Lisowe, and Joey (fiancé Kim Eickert) Lisowe, 17 great –grandchildren; 2 great great- grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Olga Weiss and Judith Ladwig. She is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  Preceded in death by her parents, Daniel Weiss and Henry and Lydia Nuss; her husband, Wesley; an infant son; a son-in-law, William Schroeder, two sisters, Edna Rosenthal and Leone Click; two brothers, Herbert Weiss and Eugene Weiss.

WELLS, Juanita

            b.  25 Mar 1923

            d.  20 Aug 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, August 22, 2010

LIBERAL - Juanitta (Wells) Staats, 87, died August 20, 2010. Born March 215, 1923, to Arlington Elmer and  Pearl Edna Hall Wells.  Married MERLE W. STAATS.  He survives.  Other survivors include: sons, Rodney, M. D., and Robert Brent; daughters, Sharon Staats Nolde and Connie Staats Moore; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

WELLS, Thelma G.

            b.  13 Apr 1938 - Mountain Home, Arkansas

            d.  16 Feb 2010 - Salina, Kansas

From Salina Journal, Thursday, February 28, 2010

Thelma G. Hanschu, 71, of Salina, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010.   Born April 13, 1938, in Mountain Home, Ark., the daughter of John and Esther (French) Wells.  On Aug. 11, 1957, she married HAROLD HANSCHU. He survives.  Survivors include her husband, of the home; four sons, Kevin (Diana) Hanschu and Kim Hanschu, all of Wichita, Kelly (Udey) Hanschu, of Minoa, N.Y., and Kris (Cheri') Hanschu, of McPherson; three sisters, Wanda Lee Wells, of Wichita, Mayme Wells, of Orlando, Fla., and June Feazell, of Mountain Home; seven granddaughters, Jessica (Seth) Laska and Michelle, Bryanna, Amber, Carissa, Chantalle, Michelle and Janaye Hanschu; three stepgrandchildren, Tim Jr., Matt and Jordan Kroeger; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.   Preceded in death by her sisters, Maxine Wells, Mae Lawrence and Crystal Wells.


            b.  10 Oct 1950 - Hays, Kansas

            d.  17 Oct 2010 - Hutchinson, Kansas

From Great Bend (Kansas) Tribune - Tuesday, October 19, 2010

HUTCHINSON — Alan J. "Al" Wendler, 60, of Hutchinson, died Oct. 17 (2010) .  Born Oct. 10, 1950, in Hays, the son of Anthony "Tony" and Genevieve Stoecklein Wendler.   Married MARIETTA GIESSEL on Aug. 25, 1972. She survives.  Survivors in addition to his wife include two sons, Aaron Wendler and his wife Jill, and Mark Wendler, all of Hutchinson; a daughter, Alicia Wendler, Ph.D., of Lawrence; a sister, Lora Olivier and husband Bob of Great Bend; his mother, Genevieve Wendler, Great Bend; and four grandchildren, Dason, Will, Evan and Jules.   Preceded in death by his father and a sister, Susan Wendler. Cremation has taken place.

WENDT, Patty Ann Mattock (Green)

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WERNER, Earl Russell

            b.  15 Dec 1925

            d.  11 Oct 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, October 13, 2010

NEWTON - Earl Russell Werner, 83, died Oct. 11, 2010.   Born Dec. 15, 1926, to Chet and Mabel Archer Werner.  In 1948, he married LORNA WIEBE. In 1964, he married ESTHER WALL. They both preceded him in death. Survivors include: son, Julian; daughters, Karen Werner Wall, Mary Werner and Jan Wall Billing; sisters, Ruby Swim, Dixie Roberts, Norma Willson, Dorothy Stauffer and Midge Carroll; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. 

WERNER, Earl Russell

            b.  15 Dec 1926 - Norton, Kansas

            d.  11 Oct 2010

From Newton Kansan - Wednesday, October 13, 2010 -

Earl Russell Werner, 83, of Newton, passed away  on Monday (Oct. 11, 2010) at Kansas Christian Home,.  Born on Dec. 15, 1926, in Norton to Chet and Mabel Archer Werner.   In 1961, Russ was elected sheriff for Harvey County.   Married LORNA WIEBEL in 1948. In 1964, he married ESTHER WALL.  Preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and two sisters, Althea Varker and Violet Woelk.  Survived by Karen Werner Wall and husband Jerry of Newton, Mary Werner of Wichita, Julian Wall and wife Sandy of Newton and Jan Wall Billings and husband Roger of Morrison, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruby Swim, Dixie Roberts, Norma Wilson, Dorothy Stauffer and Midge Carroll; and a host of friends.

WERNER, Mildred Lorraine Unrein (Jacobs)

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WERTH, Betty Jean (Jacobs)

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WERTH, Joyce Elaine

            b.  21 Aug 1956 - Wichita, Kansas

            d.  5 Apr 2010 - Modesto, California

From Hays Daily News - Saturday, April 10, 2010

Joyce Elaine Werth, 53, Modesto, Calif., died Monday, April 5, 2010.  Born Aug. 21, 1956, in Wichita to Evelyn M. (Garvert) Werth and Edwin W. Werth.  Survivors include six brothers, Dale, Springfield, Va., Keith, Modesto, Russell, Junction City, Norman, Hays, Ronald, Wichita, and Duane, Olathe; and five sisters, Diane Hochman, Kansas City, Kan., Marilyn Davis, Missoula, Mont., Janet Allington, Topeka, Carol Werth, Charlotte, N.C., and Donna Kunkel, Overland Park.  Preceded in death by her father and a baby sister, Dorothy. 

WERTH, Orlinda A.

            b.  3 Feb 1922 - Schoenchen, Kansas

            d.  25 Jul 2010 - Hays, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Orlinda A. Werth, 88, Hays, died Sunday, July 25, 2010.  Born Feb. 3, 1922, in Schoenchen to John A. and Rose M. (Stoecklein) Werth.   Survivors include two sisters, Richarda Werth and Yvonne Werth, both of Hays; and a brother, Allen Werth, Louisville, Ky.    Preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Edwin; and a sister, Hubertine.

WEST. Michael Todd

            b.  7 Jun 1969 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

            d.  17 Dec 2009 - Scottsbluff, Kansas
From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE  -  from December 21 to December 23, 2009
MITCHELL - Michael Todd West, 40, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, in Scottsbluff.   Born on June 7, 1969, in Scottsbluff to Don and Helen (Margheim) West.   Survivors include his mother Helen West of Mitchell; sister Tami Roland of Scottsbluff; brothers Steve West of Mitchell, Keith West of Scottsbluff, Randy (Susan) West of Mitchell, Bill (Candace) West of Valdez, Alaska; nephews A.J. Kuxhausen of Scottsbluff, Uriah West of Denver, Seth Roland and Zach West, both of Scottsbluff; and great-nephews Drew Kuxhausen of Scottsbluff and Tanner Roland of Gering.  Preceding him in death were his father Don West; grandparents Ray and Helen West and Louis and Elizabeth Margheim; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.