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Bill Buck
ESCONDIDO, Calif. - Bill Buck, 73, formerly of Hutchinson, died May 2, 1999, at the Life Care Center, Escondido.

He was born May 2, 1926, at Hutchinson. A longtime Hutchinson resident, he was an employee of the former Betts Baking Co. He had lived in Escondido for the past five years.

He belonged to Calvary Chapel, Escondido, and to the Bakery and Confectionery Union. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include: his wife, Kathleen, Escondido; four sons, George Holly, Yorba Linda, Calif., Daniel Holly, Lancaster, Calif., Kevin Montgomery, Orange, Calif., and David Montgomery, Anaheim, Calif.; four daughters, Patricia Pickens, Kingman, Ariz., Catherine L. Welsh and Shirley King, both of California City, Calif., and Susan Holly, El Cajon, Calif.; five brothers, Robert A., Wichita, Arnold, Alvin Y. and Albert, all of Hutchinson, and Alfred E., South Hutchinson; three sisters, Lorraine Warnken and Connie Wise, both of Hutchinson, and Luleta Wills, South Hutchinson; 20 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Calvary Chapel, Escondido, with Pastor Mark Turner presiding. Committal service will be private.

Memorials may be sent to the Calvary Chapel Escondido Youth Ministry, 1675 Seven Oaks Road, Escondido, CA 92026.

Cremation was arranged through the Neptune Society.

Elizabeth Frances Schreiber
RANSOM - Elizabeth Frances Schreiber, 79, died May 7, 1999, at Hays Medical Center, St. Anthony Campus.

She was born Jan. 3, 1920, at Santa Barbara, Calif., the daughter of Alexander and Margaret Manning Sanderson Bowie. A Ransom resident since 1947, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to St. Aloysius Catholic Church, the Altar Society and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, all at Ransom.

On June 27, 1943, she married Clarence E. Schreiber at Ransom. He survives.

Other survivors include: three sons, Clark, Cheyenne Wells, Colo., James, Hays, and Robert, Garden City; two daughters, Mary Porterfield, Goodland, and Betsy Spiegelman, Omaha, Neb.; nine grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Parish rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Aloysius Church, Ransom. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, with Father Marvin Reif presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ness City, and from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the church. Burial will be in Ransom Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to Grisell Memorial Hospital, Ransom.

Willa Lorene Moll
ASHLAND - Willa Lorene Moll, 88, died May 5, 1999, at Anaheim Memorial Hospital, Anaheim, Calif.

She was born April 19, 1911, at Scott City, the daughter of John and Teresa Hope Day Whitson. An Anaheim resident for 35 years, she was a clerk for Knotts Berry Farm.

In 1939, she married Richard Charter Harvey. He died in December 1939. On Oct. 2, 1971, she married A.D. Moll at Las Vegas, Nev. He died July 19, 1994.

Survivors include: a daughter, Evelyn Gilger, Lebo; a stepdaughter, Judy Diehl, Anaheim; two sisters, Ruth Slarno, Bell Flower, Calif., and Arla Langerman, Wilson; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant brother, John Milton Harvey.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Highland Cemetery, Ashland, with Minister Chet Mendenhall presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at Myatt Funeral Home, Ashland.

Memorials may be sent to First Christian Church, Ashland.

Malinda M. Yorgensen
Malinda M. Yorgensen, 91, of Hutchinson, died May 7, 1999, at Oakwood Villa Care Center.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date by Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson.
Michael D. Eurich
HOISINGTON - Michael D. Eurich, 41, died May 6, 1999, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington.

He was born July 2, 1957, at Hoisington, the son of Orlan and Sue Snyder Eurich. A lifetime Hoisington resident, he was a former employee of Becker Tire, the city of Hoisington, and Midwest Energy.

He belonged to First United Methodist Church, where he was head usher, Masonic Lodge No. 331 AF & AM, Una Chapter No. 119, the Order of Eastern Star, and was active in community projects and athletic programs, all at Hoisington.

On Aug. 21, 1982, he married Rhonda Rusco at Great Bend. She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Steven, of the home; a daughter, Annie Eurich, of the home; and a brother, Orlan Eurich.

He was preceded in death by his a sister, Rebecca Sue Gillespie; and his parents.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, Hoisington, with the Rev. Wayne Flanders presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. today and Sunday, with the family receiving friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, all at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington. Burial, with Masonic graveside rites, will be in Hoisington Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent for an education fund for the Eurich children, in care of the funeral home.

LeRoy M. Smith
ANTHONY - LeRoy M. Smith, 86, died May 5, 1999, at Bentonville, Ark.

He was born April 9, 1913, at Ainsworth, Neb., the son of Harvey and Bessie Francher Smith. A resident of Bella Vista, Ark. since 1975, he was a retired manager of the Rock Island Lumber Yard, Anthony.

He belonged to Bella Vista United Methodist Church and American Legion Post No. 341, both at Bella Vista, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Bentonville, the Harper County Masons No. 61 Commandery, Masonic Lodge No. 200 AF & AM and was a past patron of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 187, both at Anthony, and was a member of the Midian Shrine, Wichita.

He married Mary Smith. She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Lon, Waverly, Ohio; a daughter, Sandra Ray, Hemphill, Texas; a sister, Zella Abbott, Jetmore; and six grandchildren.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Spring Grove Cemetery, Anthony, with the Rev. Harald Wisegarver presiding.

Memorials may be sent to the Arkansas Sheriff's Boys and Girls Ranches, to the Alzheimer's Association or to Anthony United Methodist Church, all in care of Elliott Mortuary, Anthony.

Theresa Bertie Wyatt
RAYMORE, Mo. - Theresa Bertie Wyatt, 81, died May 6, 1999, at Raymore.

She was born Jan. 4, 1918, at Meade, the daughter of Gilbert G. and Effie P. Greer Whitehead. She was a 1936 graduate of Meade High School. A Raymore resident, she was a homemaker and a retired beautician.

She had been a member of the Order of Eastern Star since 1946 and the White Shrine since 1948.

On May 23, 1948, she married Fred F. Wyatt at Meade. He survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Roger, Raymore.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Jess, Carl and Roy Whitehead; and four sisters, Velma Denslow, Buelah Edwards, Reva Boyer and Margaret Prather.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Meade, with the Rev. Harry Fink presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Fidler-Orme Mortuary, Meade. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Meade.

Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society, both in care of the mortuary.
Lena M. Ruddick
HESSTON - Lena M. Ruddick, 92, died May 6, 1999, at Halstead Hospital.

She was born Dec. 12, 1906, at McPherson, the daughter of Fred and Barbara Miller Luddick. She worked as a senior nurse's aide at St. Joseph Hospital, Wichita, retiring and moving to Hesston in 1960.

In June 1923, she married Lloyd B. Nickl at McPherson. In 1941, she married Charles Ruddick at Aurora, Mo. He died in 1957.

Survivors include: a daughter, Barbara Jean Ford, Hesston; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

There will be no services. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Buhler Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Allene Reimer
GARDEN CITY - Allene Reimer, 83, died May 7, 1999, at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City.

She was born March 26, 1916, in Pratt County, the daughter of Jim and Susie Brier Helsel. She attended Iuka and Finney County schools. A homemaker, she had lived in Garden City since 1973.

She belonged to St. Dominic Catholic Church, the Altar Society and the Finney County Senior Center, all at Garden City.

On Oct. 29, 1932, she married Charlie E. Reimer at Ingalls. He died July 12, 1968.

Survivors include: two sons, Ed, Garden City, and Dean, Cimarron; a daughter, Karen Bogner, Garden City; a brother, Jim Helsel, Modesto, Calif.; two sisters, Ruby Lewis and Leoti Waitzman, both of Modesto; eight grandchildren; a step-grandchild; 11 great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.

Vigil service, followed by a rosary, will be at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Dominic Catholic Church, Garden City. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with Father Gregory S. LeBlanc presiding. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, all at Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial will be in Cimarron Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the St. Dominic School Endowment Fund, in care of the funeral home.

Alice A. Meyeres
GREAT BEND - Alice A. Meyeres, 81, died May 7, 1999, at her home.

She was born May 24, 1917, at Rozel, the daughter of Frank DePaul and Walberga Schugart Suchy. A lifetime Great Bend area resident, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Great Bend.

On Dec. 7, 1936, she married Rudolph G. Meyeres at Wichita. He died in 1990.

Survivors include: two sons, James R., Great Bend, and Tim E., Berlin, N.J.; a daughter, Linda Piland, Great Bend; a half-brother, Ricardo Ramirez, Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Mildred Benevento, Tulsa, Okla.; two half-sisters, Vickie Alvarado and Virginia Drakenburg, both of Kansas City, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three children.

Vigil service will be at 8 p.m. Monday at Great Bend Family Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Great Bend, with Father Charles Mazouch presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. Monday and 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Great Bend Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the church.

Ethel Teel
BURLINGTON, Colo. - Ethel Teel, 80, formerly of the Rexford-Selden area, died May 5, 1999, at Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital, Burlington.

She was born Oct. 29, 1918, at Menlo, the daughter of Ralph Vernon and Rena Iva Barnhart Turner. A graduate of Menlo High School, she was a restaurant owner and homemaker.

She belonged to Rexford Community Church and was a Pioneer Girls leader and a Boy Scout den mother.

On May 23, 1937, she married Herbert Teel at the Ralph Turner farm north of Menlo. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include: two sons, James, Hutchinson, and John, Atwood; two daughters, Lois McMahan, Burlington, and Ann Zalewski, Colorado Springs, Colo.; two brothers, Dale Turner, Tacoma, Wash., and Larren Teel, Rexford; three sisters, Rosa Wigington, Ness City, Opal Teel, Bella Vista, Ark., and Mary Townsend, Cleveland, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Myrtle and Esther; and a grandson.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rexford Community Church, with Pastor Gary Taylor presiding. Burial will be in Rexford Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the church in care of Pauls Funeral Home, Selden.

Dorothy Rozella Ochs
BURKBURNETT, Texas - Dorothy Rozella Ochs, 92, died May 6, 1999, at Wichita Falls, Texas.

She was born Aug. 24, 1906, at Sterling, the daughter of Arthur and Dora Oden. She attended Barton County Community College. A longtime resident of Sterling and Hoisington, she had worked as a teacher and, in Hoisington, was a partner in the Ochs Farm Equipment business. She had lived in Burkburnett since 1993.

She belonged to the Hospital Auxiliary and was involved with the Victory H.D.U.

On May 13, 1933, she married Ted Ochs at Sterling. He died Jan. 1, 1978.

Survivors include: two sons, Don Ochs, Tulsa, and Ted Ochs, Marion, Iowa; two daughters, Kay Perkins, Burkburnett, and Ann Squire, Janesville, Wis.; a brother, W.H. "Bud" Oden, Sterling; a sister, Annabelle Huffines, Winnie Wood, Okla.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Hoisington Cemetery, with the Rev. Wayne Flanders presiding.

Memorials may be sent to Hoisington Hospital.

Hampton Vaughan Funeral Homes, Wichita Falls, is in charge of arrangements.

Viona `Toots' Blanchett
FOWLER - Viona "Toots" Blanchett 93, died May 4, 1999, at her home.

She was born April 21, 1906, at Cheyenne, the daughter of Bryson and Mary Caldonia Ammons Rogers. A Fowler-area resident from 1922 until a few years ago when she moved to Slaughters, Ky., she was a homemaker and a former employee and artist with Vera Waters Stencil Shop, Fowler.

She belonged to First Christian Church and she was a member of Wilburn HDU, both at Fowler.

On Jan. 20, 1926, she married Orville J. "Jupe" Blanchett at Meade. He died Feb. 1, 1974.

Survivors include: a son, Jack, Dodge City; two daughters, Wanda Jean Miller, Slaughters, Ky., and Norma McClaren, Fowler; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence and Olin Rogers.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Christian Church, Fowler, with Pastor Doug Vasey presiding. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Fidler-Orme Mortuary, Meade. Burial will be in Fowler Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to First Christian Church, Fowler, in care of the mortuary.

Ellen Elizabeth Rimmer
Ellen Elizabeth Rimmer, 83, of Hutchinson, died Oct. 1, 1999, at Hospice Residential Care Center, Hutchinson.

She was born March 7, 1916, at Linton, Ga., the daughter of Alexander Hamilton and Agnes Elizabeth Nelms Boyer. She was a graduate of Sparta High School, Sparta, Ga., and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgia State College for Women, Milledgeville, Ga. A Reno County resident since 1947, moving from Kansas City, Mo., she taught elementary education in Georgia and was a homemaker.

She was a member of the PEO Chapter EK and Uandi at FPC, and had been a member in each organization for more than 50 years.

On May 7, 1944, she married John Robbins Rimmer at Dyersburg, Tenn. He survives.

Other survivors include: a son, John Jr., Wichita; two daughters, Janie Hart, Hutchinson, and Ann McPherson, Ponte Vedra, Fla.; a sister, Marguerite Nix, Valdosta, Ga.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Lawhorn.

Memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, Hutchinson, with Pastor James M. Wert presiding. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Elliott Chapel, Hutchinson. There will be private burial service in Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson.

Memorials may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund or to Hospice of Reno County, both in care of the funeral home.

Clifford H. Elpers
KINGMAN - Clifford H. Elpers, 72, died Sept. 30, 1999, at Kingman Community Hospital.

He was born Jan. 16, 1927, at Mount Vernon, the son of Clement and Anna Theis Elpers. A longtime Kingman County resident, he was a retired farmer.

He belonged to St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Kingman, and the Willowdale Knights of Columbus. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

On Oct. 27, 1952, he married Theresa Youngers at Willowdale. She survives.

Other survivors include: four sons, Steve, Garden City, Stan, Kingman, Mike, Plymouth, Minn., and Randy, Rotan, Texas; three brothers, Al, Pretty Prairie, Richard, Cheney, and Roland, Mount Hope; three sisters, Cleopha Breitenbach, Hutchinson, Eileen Shoemaker, Gravette, Ark., and Rita Hoffmans, Wichita; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Ann; three brothers, Clem Jr., Vince and Kenny; and a sister, Mary.

Parish rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Livingston Funeral Home, Kingman. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Kingman, with Father Daryl Befort presiding. Friends may call from noon to 5 p.m. today and after 12 noon on Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery, Mount Vernon.

Memorials may be sent to St. Patrick Grade School or the American Heart Association, both in care of the funeral home, 1830 North Main, Kingman, KS 67068.

Todd Lynn Campbell
GREAT BEND - Todd Lynn Campbell, 38, died Oct. 1, 1999, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita.

He was born Sept. 18, 1961, at Hoisington, the son of Harold "Bud" and Dorothy Whitaker Campbell. A lifetime Barton County resident, he was a heavy equipment operator for Esfeld Construction.

He was a member of Great Bend Masonic Lodge and the Isis Shrine.

Survivors include: parents, Great Bend.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Bradley L..

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Bryant-Christians Chapel, Great Bend, with the Rev. Jim Hawthorne presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Great Bend Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the Sunflower Shrine Club Travel Fund.
Elma H. Goering
MOUNDRIDGE - Elma H. Goering, 93, died Oct. 1, 1999, at Memorial Home, Moundridge.

She was born Jan. 20, 1906, at Moundridge, the daughter of Joseph P. and Mary Rose Flickner Kaufman. A Moundridge resident since 1984, moving from McPherson, she was a homemaker, and a waitress/hostess at Krehbiel's Cafeteria, McPherson.

She belonged to First Mennonite Church and the Ladies Friendship Quilting Club at McPherson, and was a former member of Hopefield Mennonite Church, Moundridge.

On Nov. 27, 1924, she married Pete Goering at Moundridge. He died Nov. 28, 1984.

Survivors include: two sons, Robert M., Inman, and Lyle G., McPherson; two brothers, Roland and Allen D. Kaufman, both Moundridge; three sisters, Linda Gican and Verna Goering, both Moundridge, and Evelyn Goering, Halstead; seven grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Marvin and Reed Kaufman; three sisters, Bertha Schrag, Edna Wedel and Wanda Kaufman; a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter.

Graveside service and interment will be at 3 p.m. Monday in the McPherson Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at 4 p.m. at First Mennonite Church, McPherson, with Pastors Neil Amstutz and Ed R. Stucky presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, McPherson, with the family present to receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m.

The family requests memorials be sent to the church at McPherson or Memorial Home at Moundridge, both in care of Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, McPherson.

Thomas Hutman
GARDEN CITY - Thomas Hutman, 83, died Sept. 30, 1999, at Garden Valley Retirement Village, Garden City.

He was born Oct. 18, 1915, at Rouse, Colo., the son of John and Verna Cervanyk Hutman. He graduated from Walsenberg High School, Walsenberg, Colo. He worked for Colorado Interstate Gas in Trinidad, Colo. and Elkhart, Kan., as a plant repairman from 1946 until his retirement in 1974.

He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Slovene National Benefit Society. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

On May 17, 1943, he married LaVerne Russell at Las Cruces, N.M. She survives.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Sharon Bradfield, Garden City, and Terry Goodall, Oklahoma City; a brother, George, Pueblo, Colo.; three sisters, Ethel Ritzus, Helen Pavlick and Evelyn DiPaola, all of Pueblo; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford; and a sister, Verna Weigant.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City, with the Rev. Robert Cousins presiding. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Garden City, with military graveside rites conducted by Garden City area veterans.

Memorials may be sent to the donor's choice in care of the funeral home

Lydia Alice Scheufler
GREAT BEND - Lydia Alice Scheufler was stillborn Oct. 1, 1999, at Central Kansas Medical Center, St. Rose Campus, Great Bend.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Kimple Funeral Home, Ellinwood.

Rose Serpan
LA CROSSE - Rose Serpan, 98, died Sept. 30, 1999, at Rush County Nursing Home, La Crosse.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse.

Billy Mack Fuller
TRIBUNE - Billy Mack Fuller, 44, died Sept. 30, 1999, at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Price & Sons Funeral Home, Tribune.
Rachel C. Michaelis
RUSSELL - Rachel C. Michaelis, 90, died Oct. 1, 1999, at Russell Memorial Hospital.

She was born Oct. 17, 1908, at Milberger, the daughter of Fredrick G. and Mary M. Reissig Keil. A lifetime Russell and Rush counties resident, she moved from the farm into Russell in 1951. She worked at C.O. Mammel's Grocery for 14 years and was a senior companion for a number of years, as well as working at Wheatland Nursing Center for 15 years.

She belonged to St. John Lutheran Church, Russell.

On June 26, 1927, she married Walter W. Michaelis in rural Russell. He survives.

Other survivors include: three sons, Donald, Liberal, Larry, Lyons, and Bill, Russell; three daughters, Delores Hanhardt, Bison, Elaine Paulson, Salina, and Shirley Roth, La Salle, Colo.; four brothers, Albert Keil, Denver, and Ralph, Delmar and Carl Keil, all of Greeley, Colo.; five sisters, Martha Dochow, Phoenix, Mildred Bauer, Huntington Park, Calif., and Ruth Clayton, Helen Andrews and Sylvia Libsack, all of Greeley, Colo.; 30 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Vennard, and an infant son; four daughters, Melba Kuhn, Patricia Dumler, Sharon Mitchell and an infant daughter; five brothers; and a sister.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Pohlman's Memorial Chapel, Russell, with the Rev. Michael Fibranz presiding. Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to service time Monday at the mortuary. Burial will be in Michaelis Cemetery, in rural Russell.

Memorials may be sent to the church or Wheatland Nursing Center, both in care of the mortuary.

Glenn L. Bloom
MEDICINE LODGE - Glenn L. Bloom, 98, died Sept. 30, 1999, at Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital.

He was born Nov. 6, 1900, near Medicine Lodge, the son of John V. and Nellie J. Lonker Bloom. A lifetime Medicine Lodge resident, he was a farmer and rancher.

He belonged to the United Methodist Church, was a member of the Delta Masonic Lodge No. 77 and having received his 75-year pin in 1992, was a 32nd degree Mason-Wichita Consistory and was an original board member of the Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital.

On July 24, 1932, he married Louise Wadsworth at Medicine Lodge. She survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Dean W., Medicine Lodge, and J. Charles, Leawood; two daughters, Betty J. Buell, Medicine Lodge, and Marie Hanson, Pratt; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Opal Parr and Louise Vanderwork; and a granddaughter.

Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. today at United Methodist Church, Medicine Lodge, with the Rev. Jim Godbey presiding. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until noon today at Larrison-Forsyth Funeral Home, Medicine Lodge and up until service time at the church. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Medicine Lodge.

Memorials may be sent to the church or the Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital, both in care of the funeral home.

Lyndall Stahl McCalla
HESSTON - Lyndall Stahl McCalla, 97, died Sept. 30, 1999, at Schowalter Villa, Hesston.

She was born Dec. 20, 1901, at Jewet, Ohio, the daughter of George M. and Hattie Leah Kleckner Stahl. She was a Hesston resident.

She was a former member and attended Peace Lutheran Church, Newton.

On Oct. 15, 1922, she married Forest Tom McCalla at Hicksville, Ohio. He died May 16, 1989.

Survivors include: a son, William Thomas, Brooklyn Park, Minn.; a daughter, Jacqueline Smith, Newton; a sister, Juanita Hyatt, Orange, Calif.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

There will be no services or visitation.

Memorials may be sent to the church or Central Homecare and Hospice, both in care of Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

Virginia Grunder
TURON - Virginia Grunder, died Oct. 1, 1999, at Hutchinson Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date by Larrison Funeral Home, Turon.

Chris H. Steinkuehler Jr.
CIMARRON - Chris H. Steinkuehler Jr., 70, died Oct. 1, 1999, at Western Plains Regional Hospital, Dodge City.

He was born Jan. 25, 1929, at Dodge City, the son of Chris and Matilda Immroth Steinkuehler. A lifetime Cimarron resident, he was the former Gray County Sheriff from 1958 to 1971, a former officer for the Cimarron Police Department, worked for the Gray County road department, did custom hay harvesting, and was owner and operator of Steinkuehler & Sons Construction, Cimarron, until his retirement in 1985.

He belonged to First Baptist Church, Cimarron, and the Kansas Sheriffs Association.

On July 29, 1949, he married Jeanette G. Bryan at Dodge City. She survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, John, Council Grove, and Robert "Bob," Emporia; three daughters, Deann Rosenbaum, Cimarron, Jill Briscoe, Montezuma, and Regina McCoskey, Great Bend; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandsons.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Rosella Peters.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Cimarron, with the Rev. Richard Deimund presiding. Friends may call from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday at Burkhart's Gary County Funeral Chapel, Cimarron. Burial will be in Cimarron Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the church or to the Cimarron Library, both in care of the funeral chapel, P.O.Box 786, Cimarron, KS 67835.

Inez Veronica Seiler
VALLEY CENTER - Inez Veronica Seiler, 75, died Sept. 30, 1999, at Valley Center.

She was born June 16, 1924, at Murdock, the daughter of Oscar and Ludwena Gerber Gruenbacher. A Valley Center resident, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was a member of the Altar Society, both at Colwich, and was a 4-H leader.

On July 23, 1947, she married Paul Seiler at Colwich. He survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Robert, Valley Center; five daughters, Marilyn Seiler, Stillwater, Okla., Carol Denno, Halstead, Joan Kneisler, Eugene, Ore., Betty Rajewski, Hutchinson, and Susan Klausmeyer, Wichita; four brothers, Louis and Cyril Gruenbacher, both of Colwich, Walter Gruenbacher, Wichita, and Maurice Gruenbacher, Placentia, Calif.; four sisters, Alice Martin, Garden Plain, Marie Pierce, Peoria, Ariz., Bertha Simon, Wichita, and Laura Seiler, Colwich; and 16 grandchildren.

Rosary will be at 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Colwich. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, with Monsignor Denis Dougherty presiding. Friends may call from noon until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Wulf-Ast Mortuary, Colwich. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Colwich.

Memorials may be sent to the church.

Rose Serpan
LA CROSSE - Rose Serpan, 98, died Sept. 30, 1999, at Rush County Nursing Home, La Crosse.

She was born May 14, 1901, at Alexander, the daughter of Wendlen and Betty Klimek Frank. A lifetime Rush County resident, having lived at Timken, she was a homemaker.

She married Otto Serpan. He died March 14, 1961.

Survivors include: two daughters, Viola Jennings, Amarillo, Texas, and Dorothy Burgardt, Timken; two brothers, George Frank, Missouri, and Allen Frank, Liberty, Mo.; a sister, Millie Dunn, Colorado Springs, Colo.; 23 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Marvin, Ervin, and Gene; two brothers, Waldo and Raymond Frank; a sister, Anna Phillips; a daughter, Evelyn Klimek; two grandsons; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Janousek Funeral Home, LaCrosse, with Pastor Troy Schroeder presiding. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today and Sunday, and until service time Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bohemian National Cemetery, Timken.

Memorials may be sent to the Rush County Nursing Home, LaCrosse, in care of the funeral home, P.O.Box 550, LaCrosse, 67548.
Pauline Doris Mausolf
SHAWNEE MISSION - Pauline Doris Mausolf, 77, died Sept. 30, 1999, at her home in Shawnee Mission.

She was born June 1, 1922, at Albert, the daughter of Herman and Emma George Folkerts. She was a 1940 graduate of Otis Rural High School. Having lived in California, Texas, Illinois and Colorado, and residing at Shawnee Mission since 1964, she had been a homemaker and secretary/bookkeeper.

She belonged to Bethany Lutheran Church, Overland Park.

On Nov. 30, 1943, she married Lavern Mausolf in rural Albert.

Survivors include: three daughters, Bonnie Noltensmeyer, Lenexa, Lana Bauer, Larned, and Debra Beachler, Overland Park; a sister, Ella Hanhardt, Great Bend; eight grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Peace Lutheran Cemetery, rural Albert, with Pastor Ethan Feistner presiding. Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Morell Funeral Home, Larned. The casket will remain closed.

Memorials may be sent to the church or the Arthritis Foundation, both in care of the funeral home.

Frank Edward Stewart
McPHERSON - Frank Edward Stewart, 74, died Sept. 30, 1999, at Memorial Hospital, McPherson.

He was born April 21, 1925, at Dighton, the son of Ray N. and Beulah Blanche Davis Stewart. A McPherson resident since 1964, he was a depot agent for the Santa Fe Railroad, retiring after 45 years.

He belonged to First United Methodist Church, was a member of the United Methodist Men, the Masonic Lodge No. 172, Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge No. 376, the Lions Club and was a past board member of the McPherson Senior Center.

On Aug. 30, 1956, he married Eloise M. Strawn at Lewis. She survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Jesse, Culman, Ala., and Tom, Kimberling City, Mo.; five daughters, Shirley Martin, Culman, Donna Hill, Lubbock, Texas, Juanita Garcia, McPherson, Bonita Rockwood, Phoenix, and Fran Thomas, Mansfield, Texas; mother, Dodge City; a sister, Donna Davis, Dodge City; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Michael; and a daughter, Gracie.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, McPherson, with the Rev. Larry Harvey presiding. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m., with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday at Stockham Family Funeral Home, McPherson. Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Wayne Cemetery, Lewis.

Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association.

Katherine `Katie' Radke
RUSSELL - Katherine "Katie" Radke, 97, died Sept. 30, 1999, at Trinity Lutheran Manor, Merriam.

She was born Aug. 2, 1902, at Rocky Ford, Colo., the daughter of Jacob and Maria Sophia Schengel Johannes. A Milberger resident since 1973, having lived at Wichita, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to United Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Milberger, and Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Wichita.

On June 14, 1925, she married Arthur Radke at Milberger. He died July 19, 1973.

Survivors include: three sons, Harry, Sun City West, Ariz., Tom, Wichita, and Larry, Shawnee; a daughter, Helen Nuss, Worland, Wyo.; a half brother, Herman Karst, Great Bend; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Clayton and Ralph Radke.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at United Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Milberger, with Father John Sweeney and the Rev. Keith Kreitzer presiding. Friends may call from noon until 9 p.m., with the family greeting friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Pohlman's Mortuary, Russell, and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Monday at the church. Burial will be in Milberger Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the Parents of Murdered Children, Wichita, Kansas Chapter, in care of the mortuary.
Rhoda Lena Gabriel
GREAT BEND - Rhoda Lena Gabriel, 78, died Sept. 28, 1999.

She was born May 7, 1921, at Bunker Hill, the daughter of Henry Charles and Lizzie Louise Klusener Donicker. She graduated from 8th grade at Pioneer School in Russell County in 1934. A Great Bend resident for 32 years, moving from Hoisington, she was a homemaker and baby sitter.

She belonged to Bunker Hill Lutheran church, and attended Community Christian Church. She was a member of the Highrise Kitchen Band, a past president, secretary-treasurer and reporter of Silver & Gold Club at the Senior Citizen's Center., was a member of AARP, and a former president and treasurer of REACT and RSVP.

On Oct. 2, 1946, she married Frank Joseph Gabriel at Dorrance. He survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Dennis Frank, Topeka; a daughter, Kathy Ann Lamb, Great Bend; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances Martin and LaVerda Summerall.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, a Fryberger Mortuary Chapel, Great Bend, with the Rev. Don Paden presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to service time Monday at the mortuary. The family will receive friends at the home. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Great Bend.

Memorials may be sent to the Highrise Kitchen Band, in care of the mortuary.


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