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Dr. Fagan N. White 1911-2000
RUSSELL - Dr. Fagan N. White, 89, died Aug. 30 at Russell Regional
Hospital. He was born Jan. 5, 1911, the son of Benjamin and Alice Ward
White. He attended Sterling College and received his medical degree from
Colorado University in Denver, Colo. A resident of Russell, coming from
Colorado, he was involved in the medical field until his retirement in the
mid 1980's. He married Joyce M. Hawes June 4, 1938, at Russell. She died
Sept. 7, 1978. He then married Esther Laubhan Tague Dec. 23, 1979, at
Russell.
White was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Rotary Club, Elks
Lodge and Masonic Lodge, all of Russell. He was also a member of ISIS
Shrine of Salina and numerous national and state medical associations.
Survivors inlcude his wife of the home; three sons, Ward White of
Georgetown, D.C., Daniel White of Houston, Texas, and Brett White of Los
Angeles, Calif.; three half sisters, Betty Watters of Odessa, Wash., Jenny
Jo Newby and Margaret Odem, both of Sterling; and four grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church with the Revs. Glenn
Tombaugh and Henry Hartman officiating. Burial will be at Russell City
Cemetery. Friends may call until 9 tonight at Pohlman's Mortuary in
Russell, and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Friday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the church or Russell Regional Hospital, both in
care of the funeral home.

Walter Shorock 1921-2000
KEARNY, N.J. - Walter Shorock, 78, died Aug. 25 at West Hudson Hospital in
Kearny. He was born Oct. 25, 1921. He married Isobel McCutcheon. A resident
of Kearny, he was a self-employed carpenter and builder for 38 years until
his retirement in 1988.
Shorock was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Rotary Club, both in
Kearny. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served aboard a ship in Japan on
V-J Day Sept. 2, 1945. He was also a member of Merchant Marines from
1942-1943.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Donald Walter Shorock
of Great Bend, Paul T. Shorock of Albuquerque, N.M., and Eric A. Shorock of
Lambertville, N.J.; two sisters, Eve S. Gaydos and Nadga Schorock; and two
grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Aug. 28. Arrangements were handled by Thiele
Funeral Home in Kearny.

Gary Lee Herdt 1942-2000  
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Gary Lee Herdt, 58, died Aug. 4 at his home in Salt
Lake City. He was born July 30, 1942, at Great Bend, the son of Alvin and
Lydia Ehrlich Herdt. A resident of Salt Lake City, coming from Hoisington
and Great Bend, he was a maintenance employee for Salt Lake City
International Airport.
Herdt was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Hoisington. He was a U.S.
Navy veteran.
Survivors include two sons, Alvin Herdt of Nashville, Tenn., and William
Herdt of Salt Lake City; two daughters, Gari Herdt and Michelle Herdt, both
of Salt Lake City; and two grandchildren.
Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev.
Kelly Taylor Schaus officiating. Inurnment will be at Hoisington Cemetery
with military graveside rites. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested
to Gary Herdt Memorial Fund, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in
Hoisington.

Ruby Pearl Walter 1907-2000
Ruby Pearl Walter, 92, died Aug. 28 at Great Bend. She was born Nov. 15,
1907, at Eldorado Springs, Mo., the daughter of Arthur William and Elta
Mary Johnson Luther. She was a graduate of Garden City High School and
attended Fort Hays State University. She married Carlis BertrumWalter Dec.
21, 1933, at Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend since 1940, she was a
homemaker.
Mrs. Walter was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Great Bend.
Survivors include her husband of the home; two sons, Loren S. Walter of San
Antonio, Texas, and Gary S. Walter of Holt, Mo.; two daughters, Janet
Albrecht of Farmington, N.M., and Alma Jean Walter of Great Bend; one
brother, Orville Luther of Hutchinson; one sister, Goldie Parker of Irving,
Texas; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by two daughters, Bernice A. Stilts and Carla J. McGlynn; one
brother, Arlo Luther; six sisters, Frances Foltz, Lola Parker, Lora Fay,
Elvia Owens, Jean Fulcher and Willa Norris; and three grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fryberger Mortuary in Great Bend with
Doyle Smith, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Great Bend Cemetery.
Friends may call until 9 tonight and from 9 a.m. until service time
Thursday, all at the mortuary. Family will receive friends from 1 p.m.
until service time Thursday. Memorials are suggested to the church, in care
of the funeral home.

Leslie C. Schrepel 1931-2000
ELLINWOOD - Leslie C. Schrepel, 69, died Aug. 28 at Central Kansas Medical
Center, St. Rose Campus in Great Bend. He was born Aug. 2, 1931, in rural
Claflin, the son of Milton F. and Elsie Boyle Schrepel. He married Carol L.
Kimball Sept. 9, 1956, at Great Bend. A resident of Ellinwood since 1974,
coming from Medicine Lodge, he was a drafting instructor at Barton County
Community College until his retirement in 1993.
Schrepel was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and American Legion,
both of Ellinwood; Veterans of Foreign Wars in Great Bend and Brotherhood
of Jointers and Carpenters. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in
post-World War II Germany.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Stephen Wayne Schrepel
of Hoisington, Terry Scott Schrepel of Buellton, Calif., and Mark Alan
Schrepel of Goddard; one daughter, Vickie Jo Bahr of Broomfield, Colo.; two
brothers, Wilfred Schrepel of Ulysses and Milton F. "J.R." Schrepel of Fort
Worth, Texas; one sister, Lila McDermed of Corsicana, Texas; and seven
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Marjorie Meeker,
Twila Schrepel and Lorene Schrepel.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Andy Keltner
officiating. Burial will be at Lakin-Comanche Cemetery in Ellinwood.
Friends may call until 9 tonight, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday, all at
Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great Bend, and from 9:15 a.m. until
service time Friday at the church. Memorials are suggested to Clara Barton
Hospital or American Heart Association - Research Department, both in care
of the funeral home.

Helen D. Seeman 1912-2000
LARNED - Helen D. Seeman, 88, died Aug. 29 at Central Kansas Medical
Center, St. Joseph Campus in Larned. She was born May 11, 1912, in Pawnee
County, the daughter of George E. and Sara Hogue Dipman. She married George
P. Seeman Jr., Feb. 19, 1935. He died May 21, 1970. A lifetime resident of
Pawnee County, she was a farmer and rancher.
Mrs. Seeman was a member of Pleasant Hill Methodist Church of Ash Valley,
Farm Bureau, Farmer's Union, Ash Valley Grange and former member of EHU.
Survivors include two sons, George Seeman III and Winston C. Seeman, both
of Larned; one daughter, Karlene K. Meckfessel of Garfield; one brother,
John Dipman of Larned; six grandchildren; and four great-granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Russell Dipman, Charley Dipman,
Ralph Dipman and Raymond Dipman; and three sisters, Clara Byrum, Florence
Smith and Alma Bradford.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Beckwith Mortuary in Larned with the
Rev. Jim Hawthorne officiating. Burial will be at Larned Cemetery. Friends
may call until 8 tonight, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m.
until service time Friday, all at the mortuary. Memorials are suggested to
Great Bend Humane Society or donor's choice, both in care of the mortuary.

Evelyn Mary Colglazier 1925-2000
ROZEL - Evelyn Mary Colglazier, 75, died Aug. 28 at Hutchinson Hospital.
She was born May 26, 1925, at Belpre, the daughter of Louis A. and Loretta
B. Herman Giessel. She married Robert DeRoo. He died Aug. 22, 1954. She
then married Gail Arthur Colglazier April 28, 1956. He died Jan. 17, 2000.
A lifetime resident of Pawnee County, she was a homemaker and farmwife.
Mrs. Colglazier was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Larned and
Holy Rosary Church in Burdett.
Survivors include three sons, Daniel R. Colglazier, Joe L. Colglazier and
Ray Colglazier, all of Rozel; two daughters, Betty Ackerman of Offerle and
Fay Murphy of Garfield; and 13 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
one son, John A. Colglazier; four brothers, Alfred Giessel, John Giessel,
Paul Giessel and Leo Giessel; one sister, Genevieve; and one granddaughter.
Vigil service will be at 7 tonight at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in
Larned. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev.
Bob Schremmer officiating. Burial will be at Larned Cemetery. Friends may
call until 8 tonight at Beckwith Mortuary in Larned. Memorials are
suggested to Sacred Heart School Endowment Fund or American Cancer Society,
both in care of the funeral home.

Myrtia Muriel Wells 1912-2000
LARNED - Myrtia Muriel Wells, 87, died Aug. 28 at Central Kansas Medical
Center, St. Joseph Campus in Larned. She was born Nov. 24, 1912, in Pawnee
County, the daughter of George and Myrtia Wilson King. She married Dallas
Wells Oct. 2, 1930, at La Crosse. He died Sept. 27, 1983. A lifetime
resident of Pawnee County, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Wells was a member of Rozel United Methodist Church, Church Circle and
a 4-H club leader, all in Rozel. She was also a member of the Rozel and
Larned EHU and Pawnee County Farm Bureau Women.
Survivors include one son, George Wells of Germantown, Tenn.; one daughter,
Frances Woelk of Rozel; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Darrell Dallas; two brothers, George
King and Otha King; and one sister, Joy Gibson.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel in Larned with
the Rev. Rob Schmutz officiating. Burial will be at Larned Cemetery.
Friends may call until 8 tonight, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday and
from 9 a.m. until service time Friday, all at the mortuary. Memorials are
suggested to the church, in care of the mortuary.

Joe Savas Carrillo 1941-2000
LIBERAL - Joe Savas Carrillo, 58, died Aug. 27 at Wichita. He was born
Sept. 1, 1941, at Green River, Wyo., the son of Savas and Rose Graham
Carrillo. He married Sara Lutters Dec. 18, 1976, at Great Bend. A resident
of Liberal since 1989, he was a truck driver for Baroid Drilling Fluids.
Carrillo was a member of St. Anthony's Church in Liberal.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Joseph Carrillo Jr. of
Lawrence and Benjamin Carrillo of Liberal; one daughter, Kathy Patterson of
Panama City, Fla; one sister, Josephine Perez of Rock Springs, Wyo.; and
two grandchildren.
Parish vigil will be at 7 tonight at St. Aloysius Church in Ransom with the
Rev. Gregory LeBlanc officiating. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday
at St. Aloysius Church with the Rev. Henry Hildenbrandt officiating. Burial
will be at Ransom Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-7 tonight, after the
vigil service, and from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday, all at the
church in Ransom. Memorials are suggested to St. Anthony's Church of
Liberal, in care of the funeral home. Funeral arrangements are being
handled by Fitzgerald Funeral Home of Ness City.

Otto L. Huslig 1913-2000
ODIN - Otto L. Huslig, 87, died Aug. 27 at Via Christi Regional Medical
Center, St. Francis Campus in Wichita. He was born July 5, 1913, at Odin,
the son of  Joseph and Mary Fonscher Huslig. He married Mary E.
Schlochtermeier May 16, 1938, at St. Peter and Paul Church in Ellinwood. A
lifetime resident of the Odin area, he was a farmer and stockman.
Huslig was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus in
Odin, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus and Odin Saddle Club.
Survivors include his wife of the home; four daughters, Rose Meyeres, Kathy
Mai, and Janice Klepper, all of Great Bend and Rita Goscha of McPherson; 10
grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one
stepgreat-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one son, Bill Huslig;
four brothers, Leo Huslig, Joe Huslig, Dominic Huslig and Hugo Huslig; and
seven sisters, Ann Sutton, Mary Kinzel, Rose Huslig, Albina Huslig,
Henrietta Huslig, Olivia Boor and Bernadette Eisenbart.
Wake service will be at 7 tonight followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary,
all at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington. Funeral will be at 10
a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Revs. Pascal Klein and Colin Boor
officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery in Odin. Friends may
call until 9 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Kansas
State University Basic Cancer Research or the church cemetery fund, both in
care of the funeral home.

Jasmine Marie Chism 1999-2000
LARNED - Jasmine Marie Chism, 18 months, died Aug. 25 at HCA Wesley Medical
Center in Wichita. She was born Jan. 30, 1999, at Wichita, the daughter of
Jessica Marie Chism. She was a resident of Larned.
Survivors include her mother of the home; maternal grandmother, Marilyn
Parker-Chism of Larned; maternal great-grandparents, Ray and Stella Parker
of Garfield; and maternal great-great-grandmother, Lenora Hogsett of Larned.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Beckwith Mortuary in Larned with
the Rev. Rudy Cerullo officiating. Burial will be at Larned Cemetery.
Friends may call until 8 tonight and from 9 a.m. until service time
Wednesday, all at the mortuary. Memorials are suggested to Jasmine Marie
Chism Memorial Fund, in care of the mortuary.

Katherine B. Schneider 1904-2000
HOISINGTON - Katherine B. Schneider, 96, died Aug. 28 at Hoisington
Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 11, 1904, at Russell, the daughter
of George Peter and Magdelena Boxberger Nuss. She married Harold Schneider
Nov. 30, 1922, at Milberger. He died May 18, 1977. A lifetime resident of
Russell and Barton counties, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Schneider was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A., Senior
Citizens, Church Quilting Club and Meals on Wheels, all of Hoisington. She
also served as a pink lady for Hoisington Lutheran Hospital for many years.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by
six brothers, Jacob Nuss, Pete Nuss, Henry Nuss, Ben Nuss, David Nuss and
Emanuel Nuss; and three sisters, Mollie Stenzel, Lena Lust and Leah
Morgenstern.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. Kelly
Taylor Schaus officiating. Burial will be at Hoisington Cemetery. Friends
may call from 4-9 tonight, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday, all at
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington, and from 9 a.m. until service
time Thursday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the church or Clara
Barton Foundation, both in care of the funeral home.

Milton I. Ward 1942-2000
Milton I. Ward, 58, died Aug. 23 at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Rose
Campus in Great Bend. He was born March 30, 1942, at Great Bend, the son of
Floyd C. and Ruth L. Weathers Ward. A longtime resident of Great Bend, he
was a truck driver in the oil field industry.
Ward was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include two sons, Jason Ward of Dodge City and Roger Ward of
Kansas City; his mother of Great Bend; two brothers, Ronald Ward and Marvin
Ward, both of Great Bend; three sisters, Carol Ives of Ringwood, Okla.,
Glennis Nester of Oklahoma, and Linda McCowan of Hutchinson; and one
granddaughter. He was preceded in death by one brother.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Great Bend Family Mortuary with the
Rev. Jana Baxter officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park in
Great Bend. Friends may call until 8 tonight and from 9 a.m. until service
time Tuesday, all at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to American
Heart Association, in care of the funeral home.

Billy Joe Shuler 1921-2000
SYLVIA - Billy Joe Shuler, 78, died Aug. 24 at Hutchinson Hospital. He was
born Dec. 24, 1921, at Blanchard, Okla., the son of James A. and Mary Alice
Gamble Shuler. He married Frieda McNickle April 23, 1946, at Fort Hood,
Texas. A longtime resident of Sylvia, he was a farmer, painter and a
correctional officer for Kansas State Reformatory until his retirement in
1984.
Shuler was a member of Zenith Community Church, Stafford County Bowling
Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion of Stafford. He
was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the South Pacific during World
War II.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one brother, Jim "Bud" Shuler of
Kingman; two sisters, Almeta Murray of Sedalia, Mo., and Mary Joan "Jodie"
Baldwin of McKinney, Texas; two half sisters, Sharon Storm and Judy
Winderlin, both of Scott City; his stepfather, Vernon Savely of Hermiston,
Ore.; and his stepmother, June Shuler of Scott City. He was preceded in
death by one half brother, Lance Kay Shuler.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Leroy
Griswold officiating. Burial will be at Stafford Cemetery. Friends may call
from 4-8 tonight at Minnis Chapel in Stafford. Memorials are suggested to
the church or American Cancer Society, both in care of the chapel.

Robert E. Felin 1931-2000
ST. JOHN - Robert E. Felin, 69, died Aug. 23 at Stafford District Hospital.
He was born March 27, 1931, at Springfield, Mo., the son of James and Marie
Madden Felin. He married Sally A. Deljanovan Sept. 23, 1981, at Troy, Mo. A
resident of St. John since 1966, coming from Anthony, he was a heavy
equipment contractor and was employed by St. John Welding Company and the
railroad as a catskinner.
Felin was a member of Elks Lodge of Pratt.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three daughters, Debbie Hearn and
husband Joe of St. John, Cathey Johnson and husband Gary of Belpre, and
Sandy Spencer and husband Richard of Hutchinson; two stepsons, Paul
McCloskey and wife Tammy of Chanute and Mike McCloskey of Stafford; one
stepdaughter, Ruth McCall and husband Tom of Neodesha; his daughter-in-law,
Cindy Parr and husband Danny of St. John; four brothers, Bernie Fellin and
wife Maude of Spokane, Wash., Joe Felin and wife Mary of Springfield; Pete
Felin and wife Janet of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Donald Felin and wife Vita
of Birmingham, Ala.; three sisters, Margaret Abbott and husband Norman of
St. Peters, Mo., Sue Boaz and husband Denny of Springfield and Rose Holt of
Evanston, Ill.; 25 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several
nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by one son, Bobby L. Felin;
and one infant daughter.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Minnis Chapel in St. John with the
Rev. Rene Guesnier officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Park Cemetery in
St. John. Friends may call until 8 tonight at the chapel. Memorials are
suggested to St. John's Schools Secret Santa Fund or Playground Equipment
Fund, both in care of the funeral home.

Wilbur O. Bryant 1916-2000
ELLINWOOD - Wilbur O. Bryant, 84, died Aug. 22 at Fort Dodge. He was born
April 13, 1916, at Raymond, the son of Francis Perry and Ida McCullough
Bryant. A longtime resident of Barton County, moving to Fort Dodge in 1995,
he was employed in the oilfield and construction business.
Bryant was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Aleutian Islands and
the Pacific theater during World War II.
Survivors include five sons, Steven Bryant of Concordia, Dennis Bryant of
Ellinwood, John Bryant and Martin Bryant, both of Great Bend, and Scott
Bryant of El Dorado; one daughter, Patty Jo Tibbetts of Quinlan, Texas; one
brother, Walter P. Bryant of Ridgefield, Wash.; one sister, Opal Bethal of
Great Bend; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded
in death by one sister, Ida Pauline Bryant.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kimple Funeral Chapel in
Ellinwood with the Rev. Ray Willis officiating. Burial will be at
Lakin-Comanche District Cemetery in Ellinwood. Friends may call from 5-8
p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Canteen Fund at
American Legion, in care of the funeral home.

Gene H. Wiles 1942-2000
ST. JOHN - Gene H. Wiles, 58, died Aug. 22 at Stafford District Hospital.
He was born Feb. 6, 1942, at Beloit, the son of Hugh Thomas and Minnie L.
Wiles. He was a graduate of Beloit High School. He married Janice E. Kohn
Feb. 7, 1965, at Beloit. They divorced. He then married Leora Z. Veatch
Sept. 17, 1990, at St. John. A resident of St. John for 13 years, coming
from Beloit, he was employed at the sale barn in Beloit and was feedlot
manager for Dudrey Cattle Company in St. John.
Wiles was a past member of Mitchell County Riders Association and was
involved in Future Farmers of America in high school.
Survivors include his wife of the home; and two sons, Duane Wiles of Elk
Grove, Calif., and Darwin Wiles of Beloit. He was preceded in death by one
son, Jeremy Wiles; and one brother, Darrel Wiles.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Minnis Chapel Inc., in St. John with
the Rev. Kasey Crosby officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Park Cemetery
in St. John. Friends may call until 8 tonight at the chapel. Memorials are
suggested to Southwind Hospice of Pratt, in care of the funeral home.

Jay Reynolds 1918-2000
COUNCIL GROVE - Jay Reynolds, 81, died Aug. 22 following a brief illness.
He was born Oct. 2, 1918, at Afton, Okla., the son of Claude and Ruby
Hudspeth Reynolds. He was a 1942 graduate of Kansas State University School
of Veterinary Medicine. He married Beatrice Funck in 1978, at Kansas City,
Mo. She died in 1995. A resident of Council Grove, coming from Great Bend,
he practiced veterinary medicine in Great Bend for 17 years and was
executive vice president of Country Club Bank in Kansas City, Mo., until
his retirement  in 1981.
Reynolds was a member of First Congregational Church in Council Grove, a
KSU alumnus, former president of the KSU Alumni Association and former
trustee of the KSU Endowment Association. He received the veterinary
school's distinguished service award in 1957 and served as the modulator of
the Kansas-Oklahoma conference of the United Church of Christ in 1963.
Survivors include one son, Don Reynolds of Kansas City; two daughters,
Marty White of Council Grove and Mary Beth Blake of Lake Quivira; and five
grandchildren.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the church. The body was
cremated. Memorials are suggested to Care and Share of Council Grove, P.O.
Box 1, Council Grove, KS 66846. Kendall Funeral Chapel of Council Grove is
in charge of arrangements.

Ronald L. Dunn 1949-2000
DALLAS, Texas - Ronald L. Dunn, 51, died Aug. 15 while performing his
duties for the U.S. Army as a staff sargeant. He was born May 20, 1949, at
Dallas. A resident of Dallas, he served in the Army for 29 years, including
a tour in Vietnam, where he survived the 17-day siege at Khe Sahn.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Dunn; three sons, Perry L. Dunn, Kevin
M. Dunn and David Dunn; three daughters, Jennifer Simmons, Michelle Caton
and Tammy Koch; his mother, Jean Dunn; seven grandchildren; and his first
wife, Pam Dunn.
Funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Restland Wildwood Chapel in
Dallas. Burial will be at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas, with full
military honors. Friends may call from 7-9 tonight at the funeral home.

E. Lewis Dale Jr. 1907-2000
E. Lewis Dale Jr., 92, died Aug. 21 at his home in Great Bend. He was born
Nov. 21, 1907, in Stafford County, the son of Elmer L. Sr. and Ella Frances
Rusco Dale. He attended the University of Kansas, studying mechanical
engineering, and participated in cross-country and track and ROTC. He
married Mary Louise Keenan Nov. 12, 1938, at Seward. A resident of Great
Bend since 1988, coming from rural St. John, he was a farmer, stockman,
auction ringman and chief clerk in Agriculture Adjustment Act offices in
Rice, Elk, Kingman and Pratt counties.
Dale was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, St. John Knights of
Columbus Council and was a 4-H leader and ringman for 4-H auctions.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Dr. James E. "Jim" Dale
of Golden, Colo., and Patrick L. "Pat" Dale of Scottsdale, Ariz.; one
daughter, Mary Frances Wichman of Kaiserlautern, Germany; three sisters,
Adabelle Koelling and Sadie Ruth Barber, both of Great Bend, and Mary Glenn
of Camino, Calif.; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Vigil wake service will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday followed by a Knights of
Columbus rosary, all at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great Bend.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Warren
Stecklein officiating. Burial will be at Great Bend Cemetery. Friends may
call until 9 tonight, and from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday, all at the
funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. Patrick School Endowment Fund
or E. Lewis Dale Jr. College Scholarship Fund, both in care of the funeral
home.

Jerome 'Jim' Herrman 1929-2000
LA CROSSE - Jerome "Jim" Herrman, 70, died Aug. 21 at Via Christi Regional
Medical Center, St. Francis Campus in Wichita. He was born Sept. 12, 1929,
in rural Rush County, the son of John L. and Katherine Weber Herrman. A
Rush County resident most of his life, he was the owner of a vending
business delivering L.K. Dairy Products, and owned and operated Jim's
Champion Service Station and the North Car Wash, both in La Crosse.
Herrman was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Liebenthal.
Survivors include one brother, Felix Herrman of Liebenthal; five sisters,
Louise Noller of Dodge City, Hilda Mazouch of Victoria, Isabelle Befort of
Great Bend, and JoAnn Herrman and Francis Basgall, both of La Crosse. He
was preceded in death by one brother, Harry J. Herrman; and one sister,
Lorene Kuhn.
Funeral was at 11 a.m. today at Janousek Funeral Home in La Crosse with the
Rev. Benjamin Martin officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery in
Liebenthal. Memorials are suggested to The Kansas Dialysis Association, in
care of the funeral home.
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Bertha Deutsch 1914-2000
HOISINGTON - Bertha Deutsch, 85, died Aug. 20 at Central Kansas Medical
Center, St. Rose Campus in Great Bend. She was born Nov. 25, 1914, at
Hoisington, the daughter of David and Anna Schultz. She married Armin
Deutsch Nov. 20, 1959, at Hoisington. A lifetime resident of Hoisington,
she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Deutsch was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church and Dorcas Society,
both of Hoisington, and China Painters of Great Bend.
Survivors include her husband of the home; one son, Terrance Miller of
Fresno, Calif.; one daughter, Joandel Hanson of San Diego, Calif.; three
stepdaughters, Carolyn Barnaby of Clark Lake, Mich., Darlene Steinert of
Peyton, Colo., and Mary Ann Bahr of Great Bend; six grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; eight
stepgrandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by one son, John David Mausolf.
Prayer service will be at 7 tonight at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in
Hoisington. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the
Rev. Garry Dassow officiating.  Burial will be at Hoisington Cemetery.
Friends may call until 9 tonight at the funeral home and from 9:30 a.m.
until service time Wednesday at the church. Memorials are suggested to
American Diabetes Association or the church, both in care of the funeral
home.

Jerome 'Jim' Herrman 1929-2000
LA CROSSE - Jerome "Jim" Herrman, 70, died Aug. 21 at Via Christi Regional
Medical Center, St. Francis Campus in Wichita. He was born Sept. 12, 1929,
in rural Rush County, the son of John H. and Cathrine Weber Herrman. A Rush
County resident most of his life, he was the owner of a vending business
delivering L.K. Dairy Products, and owned and operated Jim's Champion
Service Station and the North Car Wash, both in La Crosse.
Herrman was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Liebenthal.
Survivors include one brother, Felix Herrman of Liebenthal; five sisters,
Louise Noller of Dodge City, Hilda Mazouch of Victoria, Esabelle Beford of
Great Bend, and JoAnn Herrman and Francis Basgall, both of La Crosse. He
was preceded in death by one brother, Harry J. Herrman; and one sister,
Lorene Kuhn.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Janousek Funeral Home in La Crosse
with the Rev. Benjamin Martin officiating. Burial will be at the church
cemetery in Liebenthal. Friends may call until 4 today and from 9 a.m.
until service time Wednesday, all at the funeral home. Memorials are
suggested to The Kansas Dialysis Association, in care of the funeral home.

Charlene A. Dreiling 1934-2000
MANHATTAN - Charlene "Char" A. Dreiling, 66, died Aug. 20 at Mercy Health
Center of Manhattan. She was born Aug. 11, 1934, southwest of Walker, the
daughter of Theodore W. and Alexia Walters Munk. She was a 1952 graduate of
Victoria High School. She attended St. Anthony School of Nursing and Fort
Hays State College. She earned a bachelor's degree in education in 1970, a
master's degee in school psychology in 1973 and an education specialist
degree in central office administration in 1988. She married James E.
Dreiling Sept. 14, 1953, in Victoria. A resident of Manhattan, she was an
elementary teacher in Munjor, a special education administrator in Marion
and a school psychologist in Russell and Manhattan until her retirement in
1996.
Mrs. Dreiling was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Manhattan
and Daughters of Isabella in Victoria. She was also a member of the
National Education Association, Kansas National Education Association,
Kansas Association of School Psychologists, National Association of School
Psychologists, International Association of School Psychologists and the
Kansas Association of Special Education Administrators. She served on the
executive board of the Kansas Association of School Psychologists for eight
years.
Survivors include one son, Joe Dreiling of Victoria; two daughters, Donna
Miller of Emporia and Linda Rogers of Wichita; her mother of Hays; one
brother, Lee Munk of Salina; one sister, Terese Jones of Salt Lake City,
Utah; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and five
stepgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Anne
Dreiling.
A Sisters of St. Agnes and Associates prayer service will be at 4:30 today,
vigil service at 7:15 tonight and a Victoria Daughter of Isabella rosary at
8 tonight, all at Cline's Mortuary of Hays. Funeral will be at 10 a.m.
Wednesday at St. Fidelis Catholic Church in Victoria with the Revs. Mel
Long and Michael Scully officiating. Burial will be at St. Ann's Cemetery
in Walker. Friends may call until 9 tonight and from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, all at the mortuary. Memorials are suggested to Sisters of St.
Agnes, St. Ann's Cemetery Fund or Masses, all in care of the funeral home.

Christopher Ira Colter 1974-2000
COLDWATER - Christopher Ira Colter, 25, died Aug. 19, the result of an
automobile accident south of Coldwater. He was born Sept. 23, 1974, at
Greensburg, the son of Kenneth and Verda Pruett Colter. He attended
Coldwater Grade School and was a 1993 graduate of Coldwater High School. A
lifetime resident of Comanche County, he was employed by Ashland Feed and
Seed.
Colter attended Assembly of God Church in Coldwater.
Survivors include his parents of Coldwater; one brother, Brady Colter of
Coldwater; two sisters, Tracy Brittain of Hudson and Tanya Colter of
Coldwater; his grandfather, Albert Pruett of Mountain View, Mo.; and his
grandmother, Velma Colter of Liberal.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church in Coldwater
with the Rev. Kent Little officiating. Friends may call until 8 tonight at
Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home in Coldwater. Memorials are suggested to
Comanche County EMT, in care of the funeral home.

Dorothy Elizabeth Chism 1922-2000
Dorothy Elizabeth Chism, 78, died Aug. 20 at Integrated Health Services of
Woodhaven in Ellinwood. She was born  Feb. 13, 1922, at Claflin, the
daughter of James Martin and Bertha Piel Allen. She married Charles E.
Chism March 29, 1946, at Beloit. He died March 17, 1990. A lifetime
resident of Barton County, she was employed by Barton County Landfill for
19 years and was a homemaker.
Mrs. Chism was a member of First Christian Church in Great Bend. She was a
U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World War II as a gunnery instructor,
specialist first class.
Survivors include two daughters, Shari Chism of Great Bend and Sandra Chism
of New Orleans, La.; two brothers, Martin Allen of Long Beach, Wash., and
Kenneth Allen of Great Bend; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by one daughter, Karen Frisbie.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. William
F. Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Great Bend Cemetery with military
honors. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday at
Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great Bend. Memorials are suggested to
the church or Alzheimer's Association, both in care of the funeral home.

May Schneider 1904-2000
NESS CITY - May Schneider, 96, died Aug. 19 at Ness County Long Term Care
in Ness City. She was born July 18, 1904, at Munjor, the daughter of Adam
and Mary Ann Shield Schneider. A resident of Ness County since 1912, she
was a homemaker.
Miss Schneider was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Christian Mothers and
the Altar Society, all of Ness City.
Survivors include two nephews, Alex Dechant of Bazine and Leslie Dechant of
Park; and three nieces, Loretta Giltner of Lincoln, Neb., Isadora Tabor of
Wichita and Lucille Priesser of Haven. She was preceded in death by one
brother, Adam Schneider; and one sister, Susie Dechant.
Parish vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Funeral Mass will
be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Gregory LeBlanc
officiating. Burial will be at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Bazine.
Friends may call until 9 tonight and from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday, all
at Fitzgerald Funeral Home in Ness City, from 5:30 until vigil service
Tuesday at the church and from noon until service time Wednesday at the
church. Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of the funeral home.

Vera D. Moore 1911-2000
CHASE - Vera D. Moore, 89, died Aug. 17 at Good Samaritan Center in Lyons.
She was born March 8, 1911, at Oronogo, Mo., the daughter of Rosell Earnest
and Esther Lulu Robb Sargent. She married George Moore in 1930. He died. A
resident of Chase for 48 years, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Moore was a member of Christian Church in Chase.
Survivors include one son, Terry Moore of Wichita; four daughters, Beatrice
Gilmore and Opal Siebrandt, both of Chase, Nadine Dreiling of Great Bend
and Joy Turek of South Haven; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and
one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two sons, Alvis
Moore and Floyd Moore; 12 brothers and sisters; two grandchildren; and one
great-grandson.
Funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Sillin Funeral Home in Lyons with
the Rev. Johnnie Hardie officiating. Burial will be at Chase Springdale
Cemetery. Friends may call until 5 tonight and from 1 p.m. until service
time Saturday, all at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Lyons
Good Samaritan Center or Rice County Council on Aging, both in care of the
funeral home.

Roberta Bard 1930-2000
PUEBLO WEST, Colo. - Roberta L. Bard, 70, died July 29 at Pueblo. She was
born July 22, 1930, at Beaver, the daughter of August and Lila G.
Schremmer. She married Wayne M. Bard.
Survivors include her husband of the home; one son, Melvin G. Patrick of
Albany, Ore.; her mother; two brothers, Dennis Bales of Umatilla, Ore., and
Darrell Bales of Baker City, Ore.; two sisters, Sally Farmer and Patricia
Moyes, both of Baker City; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death
by her father and step father, Robert Bales.
Memorial services were held Aug. 4 at St. Paul the Apostle Church in
Pueblo. Inurnment will be at a later date at Mount Hope Cemetery in Baker
City. Memorials are suggested to Sangre De Cristo Hospice, in care of Coles
Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place Street, Baker City, Ore. 97814.

Bennie Chambers 1942-2000
GARDEN CITY - Bennie Chambers, 57, died August 10 at Veteran Hospital in
Wichita. He was born Aug. 27, 1942, at Goodland, the son of Jay and Edith
Smith Chambers. He attended school in Goodland. He married Romona Belisle
Oct. 23, 1981, in Garden City. A resident of Garden City, he was the owner
and operator of a trucking company.
Chambers was a member of American Legion and Veternas of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Burton Ivy of Garden City;
two daughters, Marilyn Wilson of Wichita and Linda Bryant of Garden City;
one brother, Jerry Chambers of New York; one sister, Barbara Gumbir of
Great Bend; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one
brother, Glen Chambers.
Funeral services were Aug. 15 at Selden Cemetery witht the Rev. Robert
Allen officiating. Memorials are suggested to Bennie Chambers Memorial
Fund, in care of Pauls Funeral Home in Selden.

Aurelia Beals 1910-2000
Aurelia Beals, 89, died Aug. 16 at Integrated Health Services in Great
Bend. She was born Nov. 17, 1910, at Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of
Joseph and Letty Kennedy. She married Ray Hadley Beals March 10, 1938, at
Lindsborg. He died Jan. 23, 1983. A resident of Great Bend for 62 years,
coming from Kansas City, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Beals was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Great Bend.
Survivors include one son, Ralph B. Beals of Overland Park. She was
preceded in death by three brothers, Joe Kennedy, Dan Kennedy and Herman
Kennedy; and three sisters, Helen Kennedy, Letty Van Horn and Frances
Hubbard.
Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Great Bend Cemetery with
the Rev. Tom Robson officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until noon
Friday at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home in Great Bend. Memorials are
suggested to IHS of Great Bend, in care of the funeral home.

Gary F. Scott 1939-2000
GARDEN CITY - Gary F. Scott, 61, died Aug. 16 at St. Catherine Hospital in
Garden City. He was born March 28, 1939, at Fay, Okla., the son of James
Delbert and Ferne Baker Scott. A resident of Garden City since 1978, coming
from Tribune and Pratt, he was an assembly line worker for SDSI in Garden
City.
Scott was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Garden City.
Survivors include one sister, Patsy Radenberg of Great Bend.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City
with the Rev. Kent Anderson officiating. Graveside service will be at 3
p.m. Saturday at Greenlawn Cemetery in Pratt. Friends may call from 9 a.m.
until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the
church or donor's choice, both in care of the funeral home.

Delbert 'Del' Lee Basgall 1935-2000
EL CAJON, Calif. - Delbert "Del" Lee Basgall, 65, died Aug. 13 from
injuries following a car accident near El Cajon. He was born July 29, 1935,
at Loretto, the son of Joe G. and Hilda Von Feldt Basgall. He was a
graduate of Victoria High School and attended Fort Hays State College. He
married Mary Ellen Tetlow May 18, 1971, at Fort Wayne, Ind. A resident of
El Cajon since 1990, coming from Fort Collins, Colo., he was a musician and
retired music store manager.
Basgall was a member of the Catholic church. He was a U.S. Army veteran,
having served with the 5th Army Band in Europe.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Scott Basgall and Aaron
Basgall, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; one daughter, Heidi Basgall of Nashville,
Tenn.; two brothers, Eddie Basgall of Hays and Marvin Basgall of Great
Bend; and two sisters, Vera Bellendir and Boots Maltby, both of Great Bend.
Rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday followed by a memorial Mass at 7 p.m. at
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Great Bend, with the Revs. William A.
Vogel and Warren Stecklein officiating.

T.D. 'Ted' Barron 1914-2000
RUSH CENTER - T.D. "Ted" Barron, 85, died Aug. 15 at Rush County Memorial
Hospital in La Crosse. He was born Nov. 27, 1914, at Springer, Okla., the
son of Grover and Nannie Reid Barron. He married Mary Pauline Horacek Aug.
4, 1944, at Clay Center. A resident of Rush County since 1946, he was a
farmer and stockman.
Barron was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife of La Crosse; one daughter, Rose Mary Dakovic of
Wichita; one brother, Billy Barron of Muse, Okla.; five sisters, Anna Bell
Stotts of Medford, Ore.; Maydean Crossland of Muskogee, Okla., Frankie
Bilbrey of Grand Prairie, Texas; Cleva Dehart of Big Cedar, Okla., and
Thelma Lowther of Muse; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by
three brothers, Gilbert Barron, Leon Barron and L.D. Barron; and one
sister, Elma Barron.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Janousek Funeral Home in La Crosse
with the Rev. Marilyn Christmore officiating. Burial will be at La Crosse
City Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and prior to
service Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the
Alzheimer's Association, in care of the funeral home.

Gary Lee Herdt 1942-2000
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Gary Lee Herdt, 58, died Aug. 4, at his residence in
Salt Lake City. He was born July 30, 1942, in Great Bend, the son of Alvin
and Lydia Ehrlich Herdt.
Survivors include two sons, Alvin Herdt of Nashville, Tenn., and William
Herdt of Salt Lake City; two daughters, Gari Herdt and Michelle Herdt, both
of Salt Lake City; and two grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Cremation has taken place.
Memorials are suggested to the Gary Lee Herdt memorial fund, in care of
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington.

Donald Dean Denney Sr. 1932-2000
Donald Dean Denney Sr., 68, died Aug. 14 at Hutchinson Hospital. He was
born Feb. 4, 1932, at Haven, the son of Vernon E. and Thelma L. Keller
Denney. He married LaDonna M. Thomas May 23, 1952, in Great Bend. A 50-year
resident of Great Bend, coming from Sedgwick, he was a salesman for
Steinert's Furniture for 21 years and a travel agent for Cheyenne Travel
for 17 years.
Denney was a member of the First Christian Church of Great Bend. He was a
first sergeant in the Army Reserves, retiring after 31 years.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Donald Dean Denney Jr. of
Casa Grande, Ariz.; one sister, Pauline Winner, Mt. Sterling, Ill.; and two
grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev.
William F. Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Hoisington Cemetery with
military honors. Friends may call until 9 tonight and from 9-11:30 a.m.
Thursday at Bryant-Christians Funeral Home and from 12:30 p.m. to service
time Thursday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the church or
American Diabetes Association, in care of the funeral home.

William Roy Marley 1917-2000
LARNED - William Roy Marley, 82, died Aug. 13 at Fort Dodge Soldiers Home
in Dodge City. He was born Sept. 26, 1917, in Larned, the son of William
Rufus and Mable Buck Marley. A resident of Larned for 41 years, he worked
for Standard Oil bulk station for 13 years and farmed with Charles Lynam
for 17 years.
Marley attended Larned United Methodist Church and was a member of Knights
of Pythias Lodge, Oddfellows Lodge, Modern Woodmen of America Lodge and
Veterans of Foreign Wars, all of Larned. He was a U.S. Army veteran of
World War II.
Survivors include one brother, Glenn H. Marley of Arizona; and two sisters,
Anna May Lynam of Burdett and Shirley L. McHenry of El Dorado. He was
preceded in death by one brother, Earl Marley.
Graveside service was today at Larned Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Grant
officiating. Memorials are suggested to Burdett Emergency Medical Service,
in care of Beckwith Mortuary of Larned.

Marjorie Curry Proffitt 1917-2000
SHAWNEE - Marjorie Curry Proffitt, 82, died Aug. 12 at Shawnee Mission
Medical Center in Merriam. She was born Sept. 25, 1917, in Kansas City,
Mo., the daughter of Clyde L. and Augusta L. Monohon Curry. She married
Lawrence E. Proffitt Sept. 14, 1938, in Manhattan. He died in 1987. She was
a resident of Shawnee, coming from Chase.
Mrs. Proffitt was a member of Chase Presbyterian Church, Kappa Kappa Gamma,
Chase Eastern Star and Chase Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include one son, Donald Robert Proffitt; one daughter, Janet
Cahill; one brother, Donald Curry; one sister, Betty A. Ballentine; eight
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
an infant daughter, Jeanine Proffitt; one son, James Lawrence; and one
grandson, Eric Proffitt.
Funeral will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hilltop Cemetery in
Raymond. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Eric Proffitt 19 Soccer Trust and Larry Proffitt
Field, attn. Suzie Rhodes, 2833 Wild Rose Court, Wichita KS 67205.

Merrill 'Tim' Hoagland 1916-2000
BURDETT - Merrill "Tim" Hoagland, 84, died Aug. 13 at Central Kansas
Medical Center, St. Joseph Campus Long Term Care, in Larned. He was born
Jan. 23, 1916, in rural Hodgeman County, the son of Elias and Beaulah
Dunford Hoagland. He married Sylvia Powell Sept. 12, 1938, at Larned. A
longtime resident of Burdett coming from Miami, Fla., and Wichita, where he
was a foreman at Boeing from 1940-1945, he was a Standard Oil agent and
dealer for 35 years, retiring in 1976.
Hoagland was a member of the Burdett United Methodist Church,  an organizer
and charter member of Burdett Lions Club with 25 years perfect attendance,
charter member of Burdett Seniors, served on the Burdett City Council for
28 years, Burdett Lumber Bowling team for 25 years, Masonic Lodge 282 of
Jetmore, Distinguished Deputy Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge of Kansas
and a longtime member of the Kansas York Rite, Great Bend.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Farrell Hoagland of
Goddard; one daughter, Gloria Dreiling of Hutchinson; one sister, Louise
Rucker of Mesa, Ariz.; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one
great-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by one sister, Maxine
Waterhouse.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in
Hanston with the Rev. Mitch Reece officiating. Burial will be at Brown's
Grove Cemetery in Burdett. Friends may call until 8 tonight and from 9 a.m.
to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Morell Funeral Home in Larned. Memorials are
suggested to the Burdett United Methodist Church or Golden Belt Hospice in
care of the funeral home.

Robert D. Hilgendorf 1922-2000
MANHATTAN - Robert D. Hilgendorf, 78, died Aug. 14 at Mercy Health Center
in Manhattan. He was born April 30, 1922, in Lincoln, the son of Robert
Augustus and Louisa Marie Lyster Hilgendorf. He graduated from Lincoln High
School and enrolled in Kansas State College in 1940. After a stint as
combat officer in Normandy during World War II, he returned to Kansas State
and earned bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism. He married Maxine
L. Moss Sept. 11, 1943, in Columbus, Ga. She died July 15, 1990. He joined
the college faculty in Extension Information and was manager of radio
station KSAC, which became KKSU. He broadcast Wildcat football and
basketball games beginning in 1947, and in 1951 organized the K-State
Sports Network.  In 1954, he joined KVGB AM & FM in Great Bend, where he
worked as sales manager, sports director, assistant manager and station
manager prior to becoming president and general manager. He also helped
organize and manage Cobb & Associates, which built and operated cable TV
systems in Great Bend, Hoisington and Larned.
Hilgendorf served as president of the Chamber of Commerce, president of the
City PTA Council, chairman of the city industrial development commission
and was a nine-year member and chairman of the Barton County Community
College board of trustees, all of Great Bend. He had been a member and
elder of the First United Presbyterian Church, Great Bend Rotary Club, Elks
Lodge and the American Legion. He was president of Kansas Association of
Broadcasters and received the Hod Humiston Award for outstanding service to
Kansas sports broadcasting, the KAB Distinguished Service Award, and the
University of Kansas Grover C. Cobb Award for outstanding public service
broadcasting.
Survivors include one son, Robert D. Hilgendorf Jr. of Allentown, Penn.;
two daughters, Gretchen Hammeke of Wichita and Jan Scheideman of Wamego;
one brother, Harold Hilgendorf of Drumwright, Okla.; four grandchildren and
one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by one brother, Roland
Hilgendorf.
Funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison-Hall Funeral
Home in Lincoln with the Rev. D-Ann Cooper officiating. Burial will follow
at Lincoln cemetery with full military honors.  Friends may call today at
the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan. Memorials are
suggested to the Susan B. Komen Foundation in care of the
Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS
66502; or the Harrison Hall Mortuary, 111 East Elm, Lincoln, KS 67455.

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