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EXCUSE OUR MESS!!!!.... We received much of the information below recently and wanted to get it up online as soon as possible. You will notice that many of the death notices run together. We are slowly going back through and putting the obits/death notices/etc in a more visually pleasing format, but until then, our apologies for the look. --Diana and Bill


SPRINGER
Ervin F. SPRINGER, Sr.
(Funeral Card reads):
"In remembrance of Ervin F. Springer, Sr.
born: July 1, 1914, Barton County, Kansas -- Died: February 9, 1975, Great Bend, Kansas
Services: February 12, 1975, Concordia Lutheran Church, Hoisington, Kansas, 10:30 a.m.
Clergyman: Pastor D. G. Myer.
Music: Concordia Lutheran Choir, Congregation - Hymn No. 200, Elmer Bitter, Organist.
Interment: Hoisington Cemetery, Hoisington, Kansas.
Honorary Casket Bearers: Frank Brockel, Julius Stickney, Vic Steinert, Frank Carroll, Jim Springer, Rex Springer, Jim Keil, Gregg Springer, Bruce Keil, Kenneth Galliart, Marion Counts, Hoisington Volunteer Fire Department.
Active Casket Bearers: Dean Stout, Glenn Pentz, Ted Nuss, Louie Kaiser, Ted Karst, James Reif.
Arrangements by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, Kansas
(The back of the card reads):
Ervin F. SPRINGER, Sr.
Son of Anton B. Springer and Anna Drescher was born July 1, 1914 at Barton County, Kansas and passed away February 9, 1975 at the Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend, Kansas at the age of 60 years, 7 months and 8 days. On June 30, 1946 Ervin was united in marriage to Josephine Keil. This marriage was blessed with one son and one daughter.

Ervin operated his own business, Springer Paint and Repair, for many years until ill health forced his retirement early last year.

He is survived by his wife, Josephine; one son, Ervin, Jr.; one daughter, Kayla Jo; three brothers, Rudy, Hoisington, Ks., R. L., Liberal, Ks., and Roy, Arlington, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Rogers and Miss Lillian Springer, Battle Creek, Mich. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anton B. Springers and two brothers, Vernon and Albert.

Ervin was a member of the Concordia Lutheran Church, Hoisington American Legion Post, Hoisington Volunteer Fire Department and a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army. Devoted to his wife and family, helpful to his neighbors, faithful to his church, considerate and honest, he gained respect and esteem of all who knew him."

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STEIBEN
Fred STEIBEN
(Obituary):
Otis Fred Steiben, 74, of Otis, died Thursday (July 1966) at the Hoisington Lutheran Hospital after a week's illness. He was born July 6, 1892 in Schoenfeldt, Russia and came to the United States at the age of four. He spent the past 40 years in Otis and was a retired trucker. He was a member of the Otis Methodist church.

He was married to Julia Schlegel in 1914 in Otis, she died in 1964. He then married Susanna Krug on June 8, 1965. Survivors include the widow; two sons, Norman and Lester M. of otis; one daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Lenora) Ochs, Otis, 13 step children; one brother, Adam of Denver; three sisters, all of Bazine, Mrs. Henry Blehm, Mrs. Mary Moore and Mrs. Joe Eitel; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday in the Otis Methodist Church, with Rev. W. Jack Thomas officiating. Burial was in the Otis Methodist Cemetery."

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STEINERT
Anna E. (NUSS) STEINERT, wife of Reinhardt Steinert
(Obituary):
"Steinert Rites Set for Tuesday
Hoisington Funeral services for Mrs. Anna E. Steinert, 81, 175 W. 9th St., will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Burgat Chapel and at 2:30 at the American Lutheran Church in Milberger. Rev. Alvin Danielson will officiate. Burial will be in the Milberger Cemetery. Mrs. Steinert died Saturday afternoon (18 May 1963) at the Hoisington Lutheran Hospital.

She was born Aug. 12, 1881, in Russia and came to Russell County at the age of 11. She lived in the Milberger community until 1949 when she moved to Hoisington.

She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Fred (Caroline) Wasemiller, of Lehigh, Kan., Mrs. John (Rachel) Karst of Olmitz, Mrs. Herman (Tabea) Karst and Mrs. Herman (Esther) Popp both of Hoisington; four brothers, John and Henry Nuss of Hoisington, Fred of Great Bend and Adam of Russell; and a sister, Mrs. H. H. Nuss of Bazine. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren."

(Funeral Card):
In Loving Memory Of Mrs. Anna E. Steinert
Born: August 12, 1881 - Died: May 18, 1963
Services: 1:30 p.m. Burgat Chapel, Hoisington, Kansas, 2:30 American Luthran Church, Milberger, Kansas, Tuesday, May 21, 1963
Clergyman: Rev. Alvin Danielson (handwritten note): Rev. E. Rummell
Interment: Milberger Cemetery
Casket Bearers: Duane Popp, Herman Karst, Wayne Karst, Waldean Schwein, Raymond Beutsch, Linden Wasemiller."
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STEINERT
Clarence M. STEINERT
(Obituary):
"Galatia Clarence M. Steinert, 61, died Friday (5 Dec 1975) at the Hoisington Hospital. Born Oct. 14, 1914, at Galatia, he married Evelyn Pope, Jan. 24, 1937, at Milberger. He was an assistant manager for th Olmitz Co-op and was a lifetime area resident. He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Galatia.

Survivors are widow; sons; Preston L., Englewood, Colo.; brothers; Victor, Art, both of Hoisington; Albert, Otis; Waldo, Sutherland, Iowa, sister, Mrs. LaVera Steinert, Hoisington; four grandchildren.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at the church; Pastor Theo H. Judt. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington. Family suggests memorials to the church."

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STEINERT
David H. STEINERT
(Obituary):
"Hoisington David H. Steinert, 83, 265 W. 2nd, died late Tuesday morning (25 December 1969) at the Hoisington Hospital, where he had been a patient five days. Born Dec. 12, 1886 in Russia, he married Hannah Keil June 15, 1905 at Milberger. He had been a retired farmer of the Galatia area and moved to Hoisington in 1959. He was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

Survivors include the widow; son, B.V. Steinert, Hildreth, Neb.; five daughters, Mrs. Richard (Estella) Morgenstern (per hand written note with the obituary, Estella was adopted by David) Galatia; Mrs. Herman (Elzenna) Funk; Otis; Mrs. Dan (Hulda) Bitter, Mrs. M. O. (Lorraine) Kitson and Mrs. Wilburn (Ada) Smith, all of Hoisington; brothers, Ben K. and Sieg K., both of Great Bend; sister, Mrs. George Tittel, Russell, 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the church with the Rev. G. Weise officiating. Burial will be in the Hoisington Cemetery. Friends may call until 9 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. Sunday at the Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, 1st and Green. The casket will not be opened at the church at any time.

(Funeral Card):
In Remembrance of David H. Steinert
Born: December 12, 1886, Russia - Died: December 25, 1969, Hoisington, Ks.
Services: Sunday, December 28, 1969, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Hoisington, Kansas, 1 p.m.
Clergyman: Rev. G. Weise
Music: Mrs. H. L. McAlexander, Organist -- Mrs. Margo Parsons, Soloist
Interment: Hoisington Cemetery
Casket Bearers: Karl Steinert, Richard Parsons, David H. Kitson, Daniel L. Bitter, Raymond Steinert, Bernhard V. Steinert, Jr.
Arrangements by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Inc., Hoisington, Kansas"
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STEINERT Edna STEINERT (nee Steinert Or Michaelis), wife of Ruben Steinert
(Funeral Card):
"In Remembrance of Edna M. Steinert
Born: October 1, 1920, Susank, Kansas -- Died: June 11, 1977, Russell, Kansas
Services: Tuesday, June 14, 1977, Concordia Lutheran Church, Hoisington, Kansas - 10:00 a.m.
Clergyman: Pastor Lloyd Sprick
Music: Mrs. Dean Akings, Organist
Casket Bearers: Edwin Templing, Tim Boxberger, Clarence Karst, Allen Karst, Don Miller, Ray Tittel
Interment: Milberger Cemetery, Milberger, Kansas
Arrangements by: Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, Kansas"
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STEINERT
Edward STEINERT
(Obituary):
"Rites Held Yesterday for Edward Steinert
Funeral services were held in Great Bend from the Trinity Lutheran church yesterday afternoon (1952) for Edward Steinert, 54, former Russell county resident who died Monday Morning. He had been in poor health for some time. Raised on a farm near Milberger, Mr. Steinert operated a farm northeast of Milberger following his marriage.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children and six brothers and sisters, three of whom live in Russell. They are Mrs. Katherine Nuss and Emanuel and Dave Steinert."


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STEINERT
Emanuel STEINERT
(Funeral Card):
"Emanuel Steinert, son of John F. and Eva Dumler, was born January 8, 1891 in Russell County, Kansas. He departed this life on earth March 3, 1973 at the Hoisington Lutheran Hospital in Hoisington, Kansas. His age was 82 years, 1 month and 25 days.

Baptized in early infancy and later confirmed in the Lutheran faith, he remained steadfast to his Lord and Savior throughout his lifetime. A long time resident of the farming community around Milberger, he was united in marriage to Lydia Whitman, April 28, 1910, and assumed his occupation as farmer. During the 1918-19 influenza epidemic his wife preceded him in death on January 21, 1919. On March 10, 1920, he was again united in marriage to Lydia Wassemiller Steinert at Russell, Kansas. They continued farming in the Milberger area for a number of years and then in 1949 they came to Russell to establish their home at 600 Grant Street. Here also, he soon became a beloved, esteemed and trusted member of the community. After the death of his wife in 1970, he resided at the Homestead Villa in Hoisington. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, a gracious and generous brother, neighbor and friend, his many acts and deeds of love, devotion and kindness, will always be treasured by his family.

Surviving Emanuel are five children, Lewis Steinert of Hays, Kansas; Mrs. Viola Darby, El Monte, California; Leo, Leland and Hubert Steinert, all of Great Bend, Kansas; one brother, Dave Steinert, of Hoisington, Kansas; nine grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren, many other near relatives nd a host of friends.

Services: Tuesday, March 6, 1973, from the United Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Milberger, Kansas at 2 p.m. with Pastor Robert S. Kreir and Pastor G. Weise officiating.
Music: Mr. Clarence Steinert, Soloist -- Mrs. Rudy Funk, Organist
Casket Bearers: Sidney Steinert, Dale Steinert, Keith Swim, Don Carroll, Bernard Moffet, Lynn Sargent
Interment: Milberger Cemetery, Milberger, Kansas
Arrangements by: Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, Kansas"
(Obituary):
"Rites at Milberger, for Emanuel Steinert
Milberger - Emanuel Steinert, 82, of Russell, died Saturday at the hospital in Hoisington. He was born Jan. 8, 1891, in Russell County. He married Lydia Whitman on April 28, 1910, and she died Jan. 21, 1919. He married Lydia Wassemiller on March 10, 1920, and she preceded him in death on March 20, 1970. Mr. Steinert farmed near Milberger until 1949 when he moved to Russell. He has been a resident of the Homestead Villa in Hoisington for the past two years. He was a member of the United Emanuel Lutheran Church in Milberger.

Survivors include four sons, Lewis, Hayes; and Leo, Leland and Hubert, all from Great Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Viola Darby, El Monte, Calif.; one brother, Dave, Hoisington; nine grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the United Emanuel Lutheran Church in Milberger with Revs. Robert S. Krier and G. Weise officiating. Burial will be in the Milberger cemetery. Friends may call at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington until 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and from noon until service time at the church."

(Funeral Notice):
"Russell - Emanuel Steinert, 82, died Saturday at Hoisington Hospital after a long illness. Born Jan. 8, 1891, in Russell County, he married Lydia Wittman, April 28, 1910, at Milberger. She died Jan. 21, 1919. He then married Lydia Wassemiller Steinert, March 10, 1970 (sic, note funeral card and obituary both say 1920). He farmed in the Milberger area until 1949 when he moved to Russell. He had been a resident of the Homestead Villa, Hoisington, for the past two years. He was a member of the United Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Milberger.

Survivors include sons: Leo, Leland, and Hubert, Great Bend; Lewis, Hays; daughter, Mrs. Viola Darby, El Monte, Calif., brother, Dave, Hoisington; nine grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church; Rev. Robert S. Kreier and Rev. G. Weise officiating. Burial will be in Milberger Cemetery. Friends may call until 9 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, and from noon until service time at the church."

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STEINERT
Franklin D. STEINERT
(Newspaper article telling of his passing):
Hoisington Man Dies After Crash Injuries
Franklin D. Steinert, 36, Hoisington, died Monday (August 2, 1982) at the Central Kansas Medical Center in Great Bend after supposedly being injured in the motorcycle crash early Saturday morning. The accident supposedly appened at 1 a.m. Saturday, July 31, one mile west of the 281-4 highway intersection according to the Barton County Sheriff's office. Steinert was taken to the Central Kansas Medical Center by a Hoisington ambulance according to investigating officer Doug Taylor of the Sheriff's department. Reports are that Steinert received multiple injuries. Details of his injuries would not be released by CKMC officials.

Funeral services for Steinert will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Nicholson- Ricke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Kirkpatrick officiating. Burial will be in the Hoisington cemetery.

Steinert was born Aug. 30, 1946 in Great Bend. He had been a resident of Hoisington for the past three years, moving here from Oakridge, Ore. He married Raelean Deines, May 28, 1982 in Great Bend. At the time of his death he was working as a roughneck for Slawson Drilling Co., of Great Bend.

Survivors include the widow of the home; his mother, Mrs. LaVern Steinert, Hoisington; his father, Levi Steinert, Hoisington; one brother, Douglas, Hoisington; a sister, Mrs. Glenn (Ramona) Cousins, Great Bend; and his grandfather, George Steinert, Hoisington. The family suggest memorials be given to the donor's choice."

(Note: there were also two usual type obituaries, but there is no additional genealogical information on them.)
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STEINERT
Fred STEINERT
(Funeral Card):
"In Memory of Fred Steinert
Born: August 9, 1872 (handwritten notation "in Russia") -- Died: April 27, 1954 (handwritten note "at the Hoisington Nursing Home)
Services Held from Emanuel Lutheran Church, Milberger Kansas, Thursday, April 29, 1954, 2:00 p.m.
Clergyman: Rev. August Pera, Rev. E. H. Frese, Leoti, Kans.
Burial: Milberger Cemetery
Casket Bearers: Ben Keil, Philip Streck, Alex Reisig, Herman Keil, D. H. Steinert, Emanuel Becker
In charge of service: Childs-Burgat Funeral Home, Hoisington, Kans."
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STEINERT
Hannah (KEIL) STEINERT, wife of David H. Steinert
(Obituary):
"Hoisington Mrs. Hannah L. Steinert, 87, died Thursday afternoon (17 January 1974) at the Hoisington Hospital after a short illness. Born Feb. 17, 1886 at Milberger, she married David H. Steinert, June 15, 1905, at Milberger. He died Dec. 25, 1969. She was a lifetime resident of the Galatia-Hoisington communities. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Hoisington.

Survivors include one son: Bernard V., Hildreth, Neb., five daughters, Mrs. Richard (Estella) Morgenstern, Galatia; Mrs. Herman (Elzenna) Funk, Otis; Mrs. Dan (Hulda) Bitter and Mrs. M. O. (Lorraine) Kitson, Hoisington; Mrs. Richard (Ada) Stremmel, Great Bend; one sister; Mrs. Mollie Tittle, Bazine; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. G. Weise officiating. Burial will be in Hoisington Cemetery. Friends may call at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, and at the church from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Friends may contribute to the memorial of their choice."

(Funeral Card):
In Remembrance of Hannah L. Steinert
Born: February 17, 1886, Milberger, Kansas -- Died: January 17, 1974 Hoisington, Kansas
Services: Saturday, January 19, 1974, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Hoisington, Kansas - 2 p.m.
Clergyman: Pastor G. Weise
Music: Mrs. H. L. McAlexander, Organist -- Mrs. Margo Parsons, Soloist
Interment: Hoisington Cemetery, Hoisington, Kansas
Casket Bearers: Richard Morgenstern, Daniel L. Bitter, Herman Funk, Manuel Kitson, Dan Bitter, Richard Stremel
Arrangements by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, Kansas."
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STEINERT
Harold Hugo Leando STEINERT
(Funeral Card):
"Harold Hugo Leando, son of Fred and Elizabeth (Streckter) Steinert was born June 18, 1906, at the farm home in north Barton County, Kansas. He departed this earthly life on Sunday, May 28, 1961 in the Russell City Hospital at 7:45 p.m. His age was 54 years, 11 months and 10 days.

In early infancy he was consecrated to the Lord in Holy Baptism and after becoming of age, he was confirmed in the Lutheran Faith. He remained a true and devout member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church at Milberger throughout his life. He attended grade school, grew to manhood and became a valued and esteemed member of the community life at Milberger. On June 1, 1930, he was united in marriage to Ophelia Michaelis at Otis, Kansas. This marriage was blessed with one child, who survives him. He spent his adult life in farming and while active in community, church and social affairs, his chief interest was his home and family. For the past year he had been suffering from a heart ailment although most of his friends were unaware of this. Harold was always cheerful and friendly with all those with whom he came in contact. He was stricken last Sunday afternoon at their home west of Milberger and rushed to the Russell Hospital by his wife but medical science was of no avail and he passed away about six hours later.

To remember and treasure his memory are, his wife, Ophelia; a daughter, Mrs. Earlin (Janice) Mai; a granddaughter, MeloDee Mai; six brothrs, Victor, Albert, Arthur, Waldo, Arnold and Clarence and a sister, Mrs. Levi (LaVere) Steinert. Also many other near relatives and close friends. His parents and one brother proceded him in death.

Services: Held Thursday, June 1, 1961, from the Deines Funeral Home at 12:30 p.m. and from the Immanuel Lutheran Church at Milberger at 1:30 p.m.
Minister: Rev. Alfred Winter
Organists: Mrs. LaVere Becker, Mr. Ernest Wegele -- Music: Hubert Karst, John Karst, Orlen Karst, Constance Karst
Casket Bearers: Harold's six brothers, Victor, Albert, Arthur, Waldo, Arnold and Clarence
Laid to Rest: In the Golden Belt Memorial Cemetery, Barton County, Kansas."
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STEINERT
Lizzie (STRECKER) STEINERT, wife of Fred Steinert
(Funeral Card):
"In Memory of Lizzie Steinert (handwritten note "nee Strecker")
Born: May 15, 1880 -- Died: April 13, 1948
Services From Emanual Lutheran Church, Milberger, Kansas, Friday, April 16, 1948, 2 o'clock
Clergyman: Rev. E. H. L. Frese
Final Resting Place: Milberger Cemetery
Casket Bearers: Alex Reisig, Herman Keil, D. H. Steinert, Emanual Becker, Phillip Streck, Herman Steinert.
Courtesy Childs Funeral Home, Hoisington, Kansas."
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STEINERT
Lydia (KRAFT) STEINERT, wife of Henry Steinert
(Obituary):
Hoisington Mrs. Lydia Steinert, 85, of 460 W. 7th Street, Hoisington, died Monday (10 Nov 1980) Hospital. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Concordia Lutheran Church in Hoisington, of which she was a member. Pastor Gary Dassow officiated. Burial was in the Hoisington Cemetery. A memorial in Mrs. Steinert's name has been established with the Concordia Lutheran Church. Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, was in charge of arrangements.

She was born, July 16, 1895, in Russell county. A homemaker, she had lived in Hoisington for the past 32 years, moving here from the Galatia Community. She married Henry Steinert June 11, 1913, in Russell County. He died Feb. 11, 1964.

She is survived by a son, Alvin of Chula Vista, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Clara Wilhelm of Hoisington and Mrs. Florence Steitz of Colby; three brothers, Emmanuel Kraft and Edd Kraft, both of Wichita, and Carl Kraft of Great Bend; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild."

(Note: there was also a "notice of her funeral" in the newspaper. It gave no new genealogical information except that "she was preceded in death by one son, Paul, Dec. 25, 1979.)
(Funeral Card):
In Remembrance of Lydia Steinert (handwritten note "Mrs. Henry Steinert")
Born: July 16, 1895, Russell Co., Ks. -- Died: November 10, 1980, Hoisington, Ks
(handwritten note, "mother of Paul Steinert")
Services: Wednesday, November 12, 1980, Concordia Lutheran Church, Hoisington, Kansas 10:30 a.m.
Clergyman: Pastor Garry Dassow
Music: Mrs. H. L. McAlexander, Organist -- Trio: Denise Goreham, Darrell Donovan, Quincy Donovan
Casket Bearers: Gerald Donovan, Arlyn Steinert, Dennis Steinert, Kenneth Steitz, Elton Steinert, Douglas Herthel (handwritten note, Dennis and Elton, indicated as "Paul's sons)
Interment: Hoisington Cemetery
Arrangements by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, Kansas."
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STEINERT
Martha (MICHAELIS) STEINERT, wife of Jacob Templing and then David Steinert
(Obituary):
"Hoisington - Mrs. Martha Steinert, 80, of 1109 Susank Road, Hoisington, died Thursday (4 September 1980) at the Hoisington Hospital after a long illness. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, of which she was a member. Pastor Arthur Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in the Hoisington Cemetery. Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home of Hoisington is in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorials to the church or to the American Cancer Society in Mrs. Steinert's name.

She was born May 6, 1900, in Russell County. She married Jacob Templing Sept. 14, 1919. He died June 1, 1951. She married David Steinert June 14, 1960 at Hoisington. A housewife, she had lived in Hoisington since 1941. She was a member of the Heritage Club, Lutheran Church Women and Victor EHU, all of Hoisington.

She is survived by her husband, David, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Irene) Miller of Russell and Mrs. Floyd (Wilma) Hauser of Great Bend; two brother, Bill Michaelis of Tacoma, Wash.; and H. E. Michaelis of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Mrs. Mollie Strecker of Gorham; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren."

(Funeral Notice):
"Martha Steinert, 80, died Thursday, Sept. 4, (1980) at the Hoisington Hospital after a long illness. Born Martha Michaelis, May 6, 1900, in Russell County, she was a resident of Hoisington since 1941. She married Jacob Templing September 14, 1919. He died June 1, 1951. She then married David Steinert June 14, 1960, in Hoisington. Mrs. Steinert was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Heritage Club, LCW and Victory EHU, all of Hoisington.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Irene) Miller of Russell and Mrs. Floyd (Wilma) Hauser of Great Bend; two brothers, Bill Michaelis of Tacoma, Wash., and H. E. "Mac" Michaelis of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one sister, Mrs. Mollie Strecker of Gorham; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Art Anderson officiating. Burial was in the Hoisington Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or to the church. The Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington was in charge of arrangements."

(Funeral Card):
"In remembrance of Martha Steinert
Born: May 6 1900, Russell Co., Ks. -- Died: September 4, 1980, Hoisington, Ks.
Services: Monday, September 8, 1980, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Hoisington, Kansas, 1:30 p.m.
Clergyman: Pastor Art Anderson
Music: Mrs. LeRoy Wilhelm, Organist
Casket Bearers: Duane Steinert, Mark Miller, Kenneth Steinert, Brad Kerbs, Don Miller, Brent Kerbs
Interment: Hoisington Cemetery
Arrangements by: Nicholson - Riche Funeral Home, Hoisington, Kansas"
A copy of the church bulletin for Martha's funeral is in my files. It gives a good picture of her funeral, but is not repeated here. Her grandsons were her casket bearers. She was "baptized into God's family (and) confirmed in the Christian faith".
On the back of the bulletin is a list of her survivors as follows:
Husband: David Steinert
Children: (Edna Steinert preceded her mother in death - June 11, 1977); Elmer and IRENE Miller; Floyd and WILMA Hauser
Grandchildren: Myron and Betty Watkins (hand written Steinert-Maier); Duane and Jolene Steinert; Kenneth and Deborah Steinert; Don and Johnita Miller; Leonard and Jana Reed (hand written Miller); Mark Miller; Brad and Jay Kerbs; Brent Kerbs
Ten Great Grandchildren
Brothers: Bill Michaelis - Tacoma, Washington; H. E. (Mac) Michaelis - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Sister: Mollie Strecker - Gorham, Kansas"
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STEITZ
Mrs. Mary STEITZ, (maiden name and husband's name unknown)
(Funeral Card):
In Loving Memory of Mrs. Mary Steitz
Born: Sept. 4, 1882 -- Died: March 20, 1959
Services: 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 23, 1959, Trinity Lutheran Church, Otis, Kansas
Clergyman: Rev. E. Rummel
Final Resting Place: Lutheran Cemetery, Otis, Kansas
Casket Bearers: Leland Brack, Maurice Brack, Wm. Scheuerman, Alfred Steitz, Richard Steitz, Roland Steitz.
Services in Charge: Childs-Burgat Funeral Home, Hoisington, Kansas
(Handwritten note at the bottom of the card reads, "Lied No. 771 German")
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STRECK STRECK, JACOB (Obituary includes a picture) "Jacob Streck Dies at Hadley Hospital
Jacob Streck, who had operated a creamery and produce store here for 63 years, died Saturday evening (27 September 1975) at Hadley Memorial Hospital, Hays, at the age of 86. He was born March 17, 1889, at Husenbach, Russia, and came to this country at about 2 years old. He came to Barton County and attended school near Bender Hill. On March 28, 1909, he married Maria Magdelena Berschauer at the Milberger chuch. She died Nov. 5, 1954. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church.

Survivors are a son, Dr. John Streck, Hays, and five daughters: Mrs. Dorothea Dumler, Hays, Mrs. Lillian Craig, Oakland, Calif., Mrs. Viola Bodenhamer, Sabetha, and Mrs. Mae Barkley, Tulsa, Okla.; three half-brothers, Ben Streck, San Mateo, Calif.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Anna Breidenstine, Great Bend, and Mrs. Helen Luke, Syracuse, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church, Rev. Herman Frerichs officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery. A memorial has been established in his name to the educational scholarship fund. Pohlman's Mortuary is in charge of arrangements."

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STRECK
John F. STRECK
(Obituary):
"John Frederick Streck, 80, Russell, died Monday (9 June 1975) at St. John's hospital here. He was born in Sept. 1894, in Barton county, and had lived in Russell since 1936. Mr. Streck was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Russell; the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a World War 1 veteran.

Surviving are the widow, Phoebe, of the home; 3 daughters, Mrs. Betty Kulp, Salina; Bonnie Streck, Wichita, and Mrs. Mary Quint, Imperial, Neb.; 3 brothers, Ben, Gorham, Philip, Galatia, and Alex, San Mateo, Calif; a half brother, Jacob, Russell; 2 sisters, Mrs. Helen Luke, Syracuse, N.Y. and Mrs. Anna Bridenstein, Great Bend, and 3 grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 am, Wednesday at Pohlman's funeral home, Russell, the Rev. Herman Frerichs (sic) officiating. Burial will be in the St. John's church cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the church."

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STRECK
Philip STRECK (P.E.)
"Galatia - Philip E. Streck, 83, died Feb. 28 (1984) at Central Kansas Medical Center. Born Dec. 19, 1900, at Barton County, he was a lifetime resident of the Galatia community. He married Vera E. Steinert, Oct 1, 1922, in Barton County. He was a retired owner and operator of a bulk oil and gas company in Galatia. Streck was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Galatia.

Survivors include the widow of the home; two sons, Leonard, Denver, Colo., and Dean, Wichita; two brothers, Alex Streck, San Mateo, Calif., and Ben, Gorham; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Bridenstein, Great Bend, and Helen Luke, Syracuse, N. Y.; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral was Friday at the church with Rev. Arthur R. Stull officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Galatia. Memorials are suggested to the church."

(Second Obituary):
"Hoisington - Philip E. Streck, 83, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend. He was born Dec. 19, 1900 in Barton County, Kan., to George Jacob and Anna Elizabeth (Schwartz) Streck. He was retired but had been an owner operator of a bulk oil and gas company at Galatia for a number of years. He was a lifetime resident of Galatia community. He was married to Vera E. Steinert, Oct. 15, 1922. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Galatia.

Survivors are the wife, of the home; two sons, Leonard of Denver and Dean of Wichita; two brothers, Alex of San Mateo, Calif., and Ben of Gorham; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Bridenstine, Great Bend and Mrs. Helen Luke, Syracuse, N.Y., three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Galatia. Rev. Arthur R. Stull officiating, Burial will be a Fairview cemetery."

(Funeral Card):
"In Remembrance Of Philip E. Streck
Born: December 19, 1900, Barton County, Kansas -- Died February 28, 1984, Great Bend Kansas
Services: Friday, March 2, 1984, St Paul Lutheran Church, Galatia Kansas, 1 :30 p.m.
Clergyman: Rev. Arthur R. Stull
Music: Richard Riner, Soloist -- Mrs. Paul H. Strecker, Organist -- Congregation Hymns: "Beautiful Savior" #518 "Amazing Grace" #448
Honorary Casket Bearers: Richard Morgenstern, Palmer Cotton, Ferdinand Streck, Edwin Funk, Sr., Solomon Dietz, Lawrence Deines.
Casket Bearers: James DeWald, Dennis Boxberger, Steve Wilhelm, Leland Keil, Paul H. Strecker, C. W. Gastin.
Interment: Fairview Cemetery"
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STRECKER
Alexander Albert STRECKER
(Obituary):
"Alex A. Strecker, 78, Gorham, died at Russell City Hospital Sunday Morning (27 January 1974). He was born Feb. 11, 1895, in Russell County and grew up in the Susank area. His early adult life was spent in Susank and Russell. For 22 years he lived in Colorado Springs. Then he moved in 1969 to Gorham. He was a retired mechanic and a veteran of World War I. He was a member of the Russell American Legion and the Gorham Community Church.

He is survived by his widow, Mollie Michaelis, whom he married July 27, 1924, at Susank; two daughters, Mrs. Leroy (Helen Hirsch) Joplin, Mo., Mrs. John A. (Erma) Brown, Gorham; a brother, Henry, Hoisington; a sister, Mrs. Lydia Dumler, Longmont, Colo., three half brothers, Fred and Ed R. Strecker, Russell, and Fred Heinze, Greensboro; two half-sisters, Miss Minnie Strecker, Russell, and Mrs. Bertha Havel, Russell; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Preceding him in death were two sisters.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church in Russell, Rev. Delbert McLaughlin Officiating. Burial will be in Russell Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 7:30 Tuesday evening at the Deines Funeral Chapel for family and friends. Calling will be after 2 p.m. Monday at the chapel until 11 a.m. Wednesday, and from 1 p.m. to service time at the church. A memorial has been established for Gorham Community Church and donations may be left at Deines Funeral Home."

(Funeral Card):
"Alex A. Strecker, son of J. Peter and Christina (Dumler) Strecker was born February 11, 1885 in Russell County Kansas and departed this life January 27, 1974 at the Russell City Hospital at the age of 78 years 11 months and 16 days. He grew to manhood and spend his early adult life in Russell and Susank. He later moved to Colorado Springs where he lived for 22 years and in 1969 moved to Gorham where he spent his remaining years. He served his country in World War I and was a member of the Community Church of Gorham.

On July the 27, 1924, he was united in marriage to Mollie (Michaelis) in Susank. To this union two daughters were born. He is survived by his wife Mollie of the home, Mrs. LeRoy J. (Helen) Hirsch of Joplin, Missouri and Mrs. John A. (Elma) Brown of Gorham. One brother, Henry, of Hoisington and one sister, Mrs. Lydia Dumler, of Longmont, Colorado. Two half sisters, Miss Minnie Strecker and Mrs. Bertha Havel both of Russell. Three half brothers, Fred and Ed R. Strecker both of Russell and Fred Heinze of Greensburg, Kansas. Six grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Two sisters, Mrs. Honis (Mollie) Michaelis and Mrs. C.C. (Amelia) Weddin preceded him in death.

Services: Held from St. John Lutheran Church, Wednesday, January 30, 1974, at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Delbert McLaughlin, officiating.
Organist: Mrs. Howard Vladar -- Quartet: Mrs. Kenneth Dumler, Mrs. Lawrence Wilhelm, Mr. Emil Niedenthal, Mr. J. E. Morgenstern -- Hymns: "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" "Pass Me Not O' Gentle Savior" (German)
Casket Bearers: Herbert Michaelis, Reuben Steinert, Gilbert Michaelis, Robert Eifel, Floyd Weimaster, Ernest Strecker.
Laid to Rest: Russell City Cemetery
Services Entrusted to: Deines Funeral Home, Russell, Kansas."
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STRECKER
Ferdinand A. STRECKER
(Obituary includes a picture)
Ferdinand A. Strecker, 82, 1752 Elm St., died Thursday morning, June 16, (1983) at the Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend. He was the son of John Jacob and Katherine (Karst) Strecker, born April 1, 1901, in Russell County, and was a lifetime county resident. He was a farmer and operated a creamery in earlier years. Until his surgery, he was actively engaged in barbering, and had completed his 53rd year in barbering. He married Susanna Brack, June 19, 1921, at Milberger. She died Sept. 22, 1982. Survivors are three sons: Lawrence and Orval of Russell and Earl of Aurora, Colo.; and five daughters, Mrs. Dean (Helen) Ward, Russell; Mrs. Lawrence (Genevieve) Nesler, Russell; Mrs. Albert (Wilmetta) Karst, Arvada, Colo.; Mrs. Reuben (Mabeline) Schultz, Thornton, Colorado.; and Mrs. Gary (Shirley) Cramer, Stockton; a sister, Olinda Morgenstern, Galatia; 19 grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Russell, Rev. John Strackbein, Officiating. Burial was in Russell City Cemetery. He was preceded by his parents, wife, one infant son, and several brothers and sisters. A memorial is suggested to Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church for a communion railing."

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STRECKER
Henry STRECKER
(Obituary)
"Henry C. Strecker, 71, Dies at Medical Center
Galatia - Henry C. Strecker, 71, a life-long resident of the Galatia community, died Monday evening (14 February 1976) in the Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend, following a long illness. Born, Aug. 24, 1898, in Barton County, he was a retired farmer. Funeral services will be at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Galatia, at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Theo Judt officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Galatia. Friends may call at the Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday and at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday. A memorial in his name has been established at the church. He was married Aug. 24, 1919 to the former Caroline Keil, at Milberger. The widow survives him. Other survivors are a son,, Paul H., Galatia; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Neeley, Denver; three brothers, George, Bazine; Ed, LaCrosse, and Emanuel, Milberger; two sisters, Mrs. Alex Bertha Nuss, Dodge City, and Mrs. Anna Nuss, Hutchinson, and six grandchildren."
(Funeral Card)
"HENRY STRECKER
Henry Strecker, son of John Peter and Christina (Dumler) Strecker, was born November 15, 1884, in Russell County, near Milberger, Kansas. He departed this life on February 14, 1976, at Hoisington, Kansas, at the age of 91 years, 2 months and 29 days. Henry lived nearly his entire life in Russell County. He grew to manhood on the Strecker family farm and received his education in the schools of Russell County. The family moved from the Milberger area to a farm north of Russell and it was here that Henry continued his involvement in farming activities. On September 21, 1906, he was united in marriage to Minnie B. Stielow at Russell and this union was blessed with four children, Herman, Ernest, Carl and Marie. Henry moved to the Stielow homestead south of Paradise to make his home and until he moved to Russell in 1944 he was very involved in his farming and livestock operation. He was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church of Russell where he was baptized as an infant and later confirmed as a young adult. He continued his membership in the church even though he was unable to care for himself and had been residing at the Hoisington Nursing Home since August of 1968. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Minnie, who died on November 9, 1972, his son, Carl, who died as a young man, one brother, Alex Strecker, and two sisters; Mrs. Mollie Michaelis and Mrs. Amelia Weedin. Survivors include his two sons: Herman of Kansas City, Missouri, and Ernest of Paradise, Kansas; his daughter Mrs. Jacob (Marie) Reich of Paradise; three half- brothers; Fred and Ed Strecker of Russell and Fred Heinze of Greensburg, Kansas; one sister, Mrs. Lydia Dumler of Longmont, Colorado; two half-sisters; Miss Minnie Strecker and Mrs. Bertha Havel, both of Russell; 8 grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren; several others relatives and friends.
(Back of the card reads)
Date of Birth: November 15, 1884
Date of Death: February 14, 1976
Place and Time of Service: St. John Lutheran Church, Russell, Kansas, Tuesday, February 17, 1976 - 10 a.m.
Clergyman: Rev. Herman Frerichs
Music: "Lead Kindly Light," "Now Thank We All Our God" (Congregation)
Soloist: Mrs. E. H. Sewel
Organist: Mrs. Eileen Vladar
Casket Bearers: Dr. J. Anderson, Albert Strecker, Dale Reich, Gene Chrisler, Harold Augustine, Glen Strecker.
Interment: Russell City Cemetery
Service Arrangements Entrusted to Pohlman's Mortuary, Russell, Kansas"
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STRECKER
Martha STRECKER, - (maiden name unknown) wife of Emanuel Strecker
(Funeral Card)
"In Loving Memory Of Mrs. Emanuel Strecker (handwritten note, "Martha")
May 26, 1905, Russell County, Kansas
January 10, 1964, Barton County, Kansas
Services: 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 13, 1964, American Lutheran Church, Milberger, Kansas
Clergyman: Rev. Alvin Danielson
Music: Constine Karst, Orlon Karst, Oscar Dietz, John Karst, Hubert Karst; Mrs. Rudolph Funk, Organist
Interment: Milberger Cemetery
Casket Bearers Paul. H. Strecker, Dick Strecker, Keith Blackwood, Kenneth Karst, Alfred Scheuerman, Henry Maier.
Arrangements by Burgat Funeral Home, Inc., Hoisington, Kansas"
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STECKER
Paul STRECKER
(Obituary)
Hoisington - Paul Strecker, 73, died Monday (14 February 1983) at Central Kansas Medical Center. Born Aug. 23, 1909, he was a resident of rural Hoisington. He married Hermine Anna Hoffman May 20, 1937, in Great Bend. She preceded him in death, April 29 1980. He was a retired farmer-stockman. Strecker was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Galatia. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Roscoe (Barbara) Merry of Dubois, Wyo.; Mrs. Steve (Melba) Haines of Great Bend and Mrs. Alan (Karen) Maier of Otis; three brothers, Alexander of Roswell, N.M., Jacob of Salina and Ferd of Lakewood, Colo,; three sisters, Mrs. Mollie Newacheck of Russell, Mrs. Amelia Tittel of Great Bend and Mrs. Paulene Miller of Wichita; and six grandchildren. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Galatia with the Rev. Robert S. Kreier officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Galatia. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington and from 11 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or St. Paul's church.

(Funeral Card)
"In Remembrance of Paul Strecker
August 23, 1909, Russell County, Ks.
February 14, 1983, Great Bend, Ks.
Services: Thursday, February 17, 1983, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Galatia, Kansas - 2:00 p.m.
Officiating: Pastor Robert S. Kreier
Organist: Mrs. Paul H. Strecker
Casket Bearers: Leon Strecker, Wayne Ulrich, Marvin Strecker, Michael Ulrich, Karl Newacheck, Steve Wilhelm.
Interment: Fairview Cemetery, Galatia, Kansas
Arrangements by: Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, Kansas
(Back of the card)
PAUL STRECKER

Son of George Strecker, Sr. and Katherine E(lizabeth) Dumler, was born in Russell County, Kansas, August 23, 1909. Paul was baptized in the Lutheran Faith on October 17, 1909 in the Immanuel Lutheran Church at Milberger, Kansas, and confirmed on April 1, 1924 in the St. John Lutheran Church at Russell, Kansas. Paul was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Galatia, Ks. for many years. On May 20, 1937, Paul was united in marriage to Hermine Anna Hoffman at Great Bend, Kansas. This marriage was blessed with three daughters. Paul and his family lived in Galatia community since 1937 where he engaged in farming and raising cattle. Mr. Strecker passed away Monday, February 14, 1983 at the Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend, Kansas at the age of 73 years 5 months and 12 days. Paul is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Roscoe (Barbara) Merry, Dubois, Wyo., Mrs. Steve (Melba) Haines, Great Bend, Kansas and Mrs. Alan (Karen) Maier of Otis, Kansas. Three brothers, Alexander of Roswell, N. M., Jacob, of Salina, Ks., and Ferd of Lakewood, Colo. Three sisters, Mrs. Mollie Newacheck of Russell, Mrs. Amelia Tittel of Great Bend, and Pauline Miller of Wichita, Ks. six grandchildren: Lynette, John, James, Brian, Timothy and Eric. Paul was preceded in death by his wife, April 29, 1980, 4 brothers and 1 sister."

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THIES
Golda THIES - nee Barnes, Golda, wife of Fred Thies
(Obituary)
"Golda Thies, 80, formerly of 3600 19th, died Thursday morning (14 August 1980) at Cherry Village. Born Golda Barnes Aug. 21, 1899, in Omaha, Ark., she married Fred Thies June 29, 1920 in Russell. She was a homemaker and was a resident of Great Bend since 1920, moving here from Hoisington. Mrs. Thies was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, American Legion Auxiliary and Royal Neighbors, all of Great Bend. Survivors include her husband; one son, Donald, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and two sisters, Mrs. H. P. (Anne) Thies of Great Bend and Rama Simnitt of Kansas City, Mo. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Loren W. Hickerson officiating. Burial will be in the Great Bend Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the church of the Barton County Historical Society. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday and until 9 a.m. Saturday at the Fryberger Mortuary."

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THORNE
Henry THORNE
"Hoisington Henry Thorne, 63, 358 West Fourth, died Friday Evening (20 September 1974) at the Central Kansas Medical Center. He was born July 20, 1911, in Barton County, and was a lifetime resident engaging in farming and carpentry. He married Teresa M. Redetzke on Feb. 7, 1934 at Hoisington. He was a member of the Concordia Lutheran Church. Surviving are the widow; a son, August, of Great Bend; three daughters, Mrs. Marvin (Karolyn) Bitter of Hoisington, Mrs. Melvin (Frances) Wehmeier, Nashville, Tenn., Mrs. Don (Lybonne) Hull, Clearwater; 11 grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the church with Pastor D. G. Meyer officiating. Internment in the Hoisington Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 to 9 today and 9 a.m. to noon on Monday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home. Also 1 p.m. until service time at the church Monday. A memorial has been established to Leukemia Society of America."

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TITUS
Harold R. TITUS
(Obituary)
"Harold R. Titus, 52, Route 2, died June 10, (1983) at Central Kansas Medical Center after a long illness. Born Nov. 21, 1931, at Great Bend, he had been a lifetime Great Bend resident. He married Mary Ann Arbuthnot, Aug. 11, 1951, at Ellinwood. He was owner of Gibson, Titus and Stafford in Great Bend. Titus was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ, Elks Lodge, Masonic Lodge, past trustee of Barton County Community College, Central Kansas Medical Center Hospital Board, past board member of Colonia Savings and Loan, all of Great Bend, and Isis Schrine of Salina. Survivors include his wife of the home; four sons, Richard, David and Stephen, all of Great Bend, and Jeff of Leawood; one daughter, Margaret Pahl of Great Bend; two sisters, Ruth Titus Lasswell of Leawood and Mary Murray of Tucson, Ariz.; and four grandchildren. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. D. Charles Boyle and the Rev. Robert Studtmann officiating. Burial will be at Great Bend Cemetery. Friends may call until 9 tonight and all day Tuesday at Fryberger Mortuary. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society."
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UNRUH
Barney UNRUH -- Pawnee Rock Herald -- Vol. II No 22 -- Thursday, December 17, 1914
Released From His Suffering
Again has the grim reaper paid this community a visit and taken from it one of its most highly respected citizens in the personage of Barney P. UNRUH, who lived with his family southeast of Pawnee Rock. At the time of his departure, which sad event occurred on Saturday morning, Mr. UNRUH was 70 years old.

At the age of 16, he was baptized in the Mennonite church and remained a faithful adherent to the principles that permit a passport into the realms above. He was married to Helena DIRKS on Nov. 8, 1870. To this union eleven children were born, two taken in infancy. A daughter, Miss Carrie was laid to rest two years ago. The remaining children along with the wife mourn his departure; Ben B., Jacob, Henry H., Mrs. Abe (Katie) SIEBERT, Mrs. George (Susie) DIRKS of Greensburg, Misses Anna, Lizzie and Lena.

Coming over from the old country in 1874, Mr. and Mrs. UNRUH first settled in McPherson, later moved to Barton County, where the family still resides. The funeral services were held at the New Jerusalem Church in this city on Sunday afternoon and were largely attended by the neighbors and friends who were desirous of paying a last tribute to one who had always lived an exemplary life in their midst. Services were conducted by Rev Benj. P. UNRUH. At the close of the solemn services all were permitted to look for the last time on the face of the departed; then the sad cortege moved on to our silent city. Nothing on earth is changed, only a loving husband and father is gone. Only the memory of a father is left, yet how sweet its influence. For after all, death is but the slipping off of the outer body. Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved relatives in their hour of sorrow.

Submitted by:
Lorraine Richards LR441@aol.com
VALADINE
Ina Blanche VALADINE -- Hoisington Dispatch -- Thursday, April 10, 1890
Died.... on March 25, 1890, Ina Blanche VALADINE, aged 16 years and 11 months. The funeral was held at the home of her step-father, L. P. BLOSS, in Homestead township, Thursday, March 27, at 10 o'clock a.m. Deceased left one brother and a host of friends to mourn her departure.
VARAH
Mrs. James VARAH - (first and maiden name unknown) wife of James Varah
(Obituary)
Hoisington Mrs. James Varah, 74, Galatia, died at 10 a.m. Saturday (17 August 1957) at Hoisington Lutheran hospital where she had been a patient for three weeks. She had been in ill heath for a year. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday from the Childs-Burgat chapel here with the Rev. Lewis Fowler officiating. Burial will be in Hoisington cemetery. Survivors include the widower, James, two sons, William, Galatia, and Kenneth, Liberal, and a daughter, Mrs. Doris Shaw, Wichita."
(Funeral Card)
"In Memory of Mrs. James Varah
Born: November 20, 1882, Jewell County, Kansas
Passed Away: August 17, 1957, Hoisington, Kansas
Services: 4:00 p.m., Sunday, August 18, 1957, Childs-Burgat Funeral Home
Clergyman: Rev. Lewis Fowler
Interment: Hoisington Cemetery
Casket Bearers: Dan Hass, Leo Dolecheck, Henry Watner, J. Wylie Logan, Elmer Laughlin, Clarence Gustin"
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VARAH
Mrs. William T. VARAH nee Keil, Nima, wife of William T. Varah
(Funeral Card)
"In Memory of Mrs. William T. Varah (handwritten note, "Nima Keil")
Born: December 12, 1910
Passed Away: Russell, Kansas, May 19, 1954
Services Held from American Lutheran Church, Milberger, Kansas, May 23, 1954 2:00 p.m.
Clergyman: Rev. Carl Landdeck, Rev. Ray Laver
Burial: Hoisington Cemetery
Honorary Casket Bearers: Carl Rein, Frank Rein, Alvin Rein, Herman Keil, Herbert Karst, Paul Nutsch
Casket Bearer: Elmer Rein, Ralph Karst, Hubert Karst, Selden Peugh, Wesley Milberger, Clarence Baker
Courtesy Childs-Burgat Funeral Home, Hoisington, Kansas"
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WACASER
Sadie GRIFFITH WACASER -- Great Bend Register -- Thursday, March 24, 1904
Sadie GRIFFITH WACASER was born in Pettis County, Missouri on the third day of July, 1876, removing to Kansas in March 1879 with her parents, who then settled in Barton County on a farm afterwards locating in Great Bend in June 1885. Here they have since made their home. Her father, Theodore GRIFFITH, has filled several high offices of public trust in the administration of the affairs of the city and county and is at present postmaster of Great Bend.

In September, 1902, Sadie went to Las Animas, Colorado, for a visit with an aunt who lived there. While on that visit she met Mr. H. M. WACASER and on the first day of March, 1903, they were united in holy wedlock. They lived in Las Animas for a very short time only, when Sadie made her parents a visit and on her return she and her husband located at Rocky Ford, removing later to La Junta, Coroardo, where they lived until failing health induced her to return to her Kansas home. She hoped this change of climate would restore her health, but alas, it was too late. The disease that pursued her had made such ravages upon her strength and vitality that she was unable to rally and at the solemn hour of midnight on Sunday, the 20th day of March, 1904, she yielded up her spirit to the God who gave it and quietly sank to rest in His everlasting arms. The deceased was converted and united with the M.E. church during the Shawhan revival in 1891.

Sadie is the first to pass away of a family of eight children born to Mr. and Mrs. GRIFFITH. She was always of a bright and happy disposition, apparently robust and the picture of health. As a child and during her girlhood she was a devoted worker in the Sunday School, and the girls of her class, all of them now women grown and many of them now married and moved away, will learn with profound sorrow of her untimely death. Her sorrowing husband now makes his home in our midst and to him and to the bereaved family the entire community extends a cordial sympath, directing them for consolation to the ever-living spring of faith which strengthens us, with confidence, and composure to a blessed immortality.

The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist Church, Rev. A. B. Hestwood officiating. The attendance was large. The floral offerings were profuse and very beautiful.

WAGNER, MARTHA L. (maiden name unknown) wife of Henry Wagner (Obituary) "Martha L. Wagner, 79, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 1980, at the Hoisington Hospital after a long illness. Born Feb. 26, 1901, in Milberger, she married Henry Wagner June 16, 1928, moving here from Galatia. Mrs. Wagner was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Hoisington. Survivors including her husband; one son, Waldine of Hoisington; four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Alice) Batt of Hoisington, Mrs. Alice (Doris) Karst, of Hays, Mrs. Leon (Eldora) Brower, of Stinnett, Tex., and Mrs. Lila Jean Stoss of Olmitz; one sister, Mrs. Tabea Herdt of Hillsboro; 23 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. The funeral was at 10:30 a.ml Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Art Anderson officiating. Burial was in the Hoisington Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the church. The Nicholson-Ricke funeral home in Hoisington was in charge of arrangements." (Funeral Card) In Remembrance of "Martha L. Wagner February 26, 1901 Milberger, Kansas August 3, 1980 Hoisington, Kansas Services: Tuesday, August 5, 1980 Emmanuel Lutheran Church Hoisington, Kansas 10:30 a.m. Clergyman Rev. Art Anderson Music Mrs. LeRoy Wilhelm, Organist Casket Bearers Dale Batt, Eugene Batt, Larry Batt, Thomas Karst, Steven Karst, Delbert Wagner Interment Hoisington Cemetery Arrangements by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, Kansas" (On the Back of the bulletin for her Funeral Service) Husband: Henry Wagner Children Robert and Alice Batt Albert & Doris Karst Waldine & Vern Wagner Leon & Eldora Brower Lila Jean Stoss Grandchildren Eugene Batt Dale Batt Larry & Carla Batt Gene & Diane Schmidt Pat & Lois Herrman Steven & Geri Karst Larry & Marilyn Schumacher Thomas & Mary Karst Patricia Karst Douglas Karst Mark Karst Lanita Karst Delbert Wagner Juan & Janice Delgado Leonard & Judy Walter Randy & Nancy Dozier Perry & Connie Broadie Stan & Kathy Malinowski Fred & Lora Coffee Danny & Cindy Beets Debbie Stoss Roberta Stoss Bonita Stoss Great Grandchildren Timothy & Laurie Ann Batt Audrey & Amy Schmidt Dustin Karst Kristina Ann Karst Angel Delgado Leonard Walter, Jr. Terri & Amy Dozier Cindee Broadie Lisa Malinawski Shawnda Coffee Kelli Beets Sister Tabea Herdt
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WAGNER, MARY ELIZABETH nee Wilhelm, Mary Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Wagner (Funeral Card) Mary Elizabeth Wagner, Born May 27, 1894, at Schoenfeldt, Russia. Died August 3, 1969 at Russell, Kansas. Age: 75 years, 2 months and 7 days. The daughters of Henry H. and Elizabeth (Schneider) Wilhelm, was baptized in June, 1894. At the age of four her parents came to America to settle in Kansas. In 1900 the family moved to a farm near Hoisington, Kansas where he attended school, and on April 9, 1909, she was confirmed in The Schoenfeldt Reformed Church. She graduated from Hoisington High School and taught school for one term. On May 11, 1919, she was united in marriage to Joseph Wagner at Otis, Kansas, and then started their home on a farm 7 miles north of Otis. There were 4 sons and 2 daughters born to this union. One daughter died in infancy, and a son, Lester, died following an auto accident which also resulted in the death of her husband in May of 1941. In December, 1956, she moved to Russell to establish her home at 1128 Main St. Here also, she became a beloved and active member of the community life. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, the Elizabeth Circle, Mutter Verein and Russell H.D.U. A loving and gracious mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, a devout Christian and a beloved and esteemed neighbor and friend, her many acts and deeds of love, devotion, sacrifice and faith, will always be remembered by her children, Verner of Great Bend, Clarence of Russell, Marvin of Meade, Kansas, and Mrs. Alice Douglas, Norman, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; 3 daughters-in-law, 1 son-in-law; 4 brothers; Sam, of Maryland; Alex, of Fort Collins, Colo.; Dave, of Great Bend; August, of Ellinwood, Kansas; 4 sisters, Mrs. Geo. Heronemus and Mrs. Emil Schneider, both of Jetmore; Mrs. John Kaiser, Otis; and Mrs. Lester Sprague, Great Bend. Also many other relatives and friends. Memorial Services: Conducted Wednesday, August 6, 1969 from the Deines Funeral Home at 1:30, and from St. John Lutheran Church at 2 p.m, Pastor R. G. Sedo officiating. Organist: Mrs. Howard Vladar Hymns: "How Great Thou Art" and "Old Rugged Cross" Casket Bearers: Duaine Folkers, Rubin Funk, Leroy Wilhelm, Paul Wagner, Wm. Mai, Darwin Rundle Laid to Rest The Lutheran Cemetery, Otis, Kansas Services Entrusted to Deines Brothers Funeral Home."
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WALKER, Mae Cecilia O'BRIEN
The Orange County Register, B5, Wednesday 28 November 1990
Mae C. WALKER, 89, of Anaheim, a retired credit clerk, died Monday. Visitation for 4 to 8 p.m. today at Backs-Kaulbars, Baggot & Schacht Anaheim Mortuary. Vigil at 7:30 p.m. today at the mortuary chapel. Services at 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Pius V Church, Buena Park. Burial at Calvary Cemetery, East Los Angeles.

Survived by her sisters, IDA CRIER (sic - KRIER) of Yorba Linda and MARGARET McLAUGHLIN of Montana.

(daughter of JOHN HINTON OBRIEN and MARGARET LOUISE (FENNO) OBRIEN)

Contributed by Margie Hinton
WALTER, Harry H.
Harry H. WALTER, 71 915 Stone Street, died Sunday at the Central Kansas Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was born April 28, 1907 in Stafford County. He married Edna Delphia GROW Dec. 22, 1926. He was a resident of Great Bend since 1949, coming here from the Seward Area. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Valley Lodge No. 95, IOOF, Hoisington Encampment No. 91, Canton Ark Valley Lodge No. 18, Patriarchs Millitant, IOOF, Clara Barton Rebekah No. 57, Silver & Gold Club, AARP and Eagles Lodge No. 646.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Harold L. and James Neilan WALTER both of Great Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Delora) WILES and Mrs. Michael (Myrla) KENNAN, both of Great Bend; One brother Jesse C. WALTER of Seward; one sister, Mrs. Augusta MILLER of Great Bend; 11 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church with IOOF honor guard. Rev. Robert Gordon will afficiate. Burial will be in the Great Bend cemetery, friends may call after 7:00 p.m. at the Brantley-Bryant Funeral Home.

contributed by Jim Walter
WALTER, Joseph Andrew
Joseph Andrew WALTER, Date of Death Oct 24, 1924, Signed by D.G. Heckman MD
His death occurred in Wichita at his room in the Pacific Hotel, and his body was discovered shortly afternoon when attempts to secure an answer from repeated knocking at the door had failed and the room was entered by hotel employees.

Mr. WALTER had gone to Wichita Thursday to visit with an old army comrade who was sick, hoping he would be able to cheer him some. Early in the summer Mr. Walter had felt that his health was failing and he went to Colorado Springs where he spent the summer and he came home much improved and rid of the idea that he was near the end of life's journey.

Two of Mr. Walter's daughters left Great Bend, last night for Wichita and they will probably return with the body this evening. It is possible that one of his sisters may come from Pennsylvania to attend the funeral and in that case the funeral will probably not be held before Tuesday or Wednesday. The date of the funeral cannot be announced today.

Two things in particular had weighed on his mind and made him entirely different from the happy sort of a man he had always been, one of them being the condition of his wife, Who for four years has been ailing and the other the unsettled condition of politics and the way in which he felt many of his old friends had looked upon his stand in the National campaign. It was to get a rest partly from that feeling that he had gone to Wichita, Kansas, and this part of the state until the last year or two he had occupied a prominent part in all political matters though never being an office holder himself. His administration of the G.A.R. during his term as department Commander for Kansas. He was always the foremost in working for the cause of the veterans of the civil war.

He leaves a wife, nine children, six daughters and three sons, and friends everywhere.

contributed by Jim Walter
WARD
Fred Eugene WARD -- Great Bend Tribune -- June 15, 1954
Fred Eugene WARD, 53, lifetime resident of the Great Bend community, died suddenly at his home one mile south and three miles east of here Sunday night. WARD was born and raised on the family farm southeast of here. He was a member of the District 107 school board for several years. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bryant-Fryberger chapel with burial in the Great Bend cemetery. The Rev. R. P. Crawford will officiate. Ward is survived by his widow, Willa; two daughters, Mrs. J. H. (Mildred) LOUTHAN, Eureka and Mrs. Glenn (Dorothy) HINNERGARDT, Great Bend; two sons, Robert E. and Dale, both serving in the air force in Shreveport, La.; three grandchildren; two brothers, Earl, Ellinwood, and Ralph, St. John; and one sister, Mrs. Margaret SIMON, Jefferson, Okla. He was preceded in death by another son, Fred Eldon, who died in 1948.
Donated by Lanette Yakel - email: jeffnbobo@earthlink.net
WARD
Joseph N. WARD -- Barton County Democrat
Another old settler has passed away. Joseph N. WARD was born in Belmont Co, Ohio, Dec 4th 1815. At the age of 16 he went to Woodsfield and engaged in the saddler and tanery trade, then went to W. Va. He was married at Parkersburg to Miss Sarah WILLYARD, then removed to Mercer Co. Pa., where he engaged in farming, then in 1853 removed to Ind. and in 1867 removed to Mo. and in 1874 came to Barton Co., Kansas where he located on a homestead near Claflin and has been a citizen of this county ever since. His sickness was only of a few days, and surrounded by his children, grandchildren and kind neighbors he fell asleep in Jesus and as he termed it entered into the glory world to join the companion of his youth, who preceded him seven years ago. He joined the M.E. Church sixty-nine years ago at the age of twenty-one and lived a Christian life all those years. He dedicated his life to the service of the Lord, never looking back, but pressing onward ever guiding the foot-steps of his children and loved ones, teaching them the way to that life immortal, he lived a prayerful life and would often say: "Why can't I go home" I am ready and waiting and trusting and longing for that rest in the sweet bye and bye." We will miss the kind voice of the sweet patient father we all loved so much, the bright smiles he gave us and asking us to meet him in glory and while we know that he can't come back to us, we can go to him. Funeral services were held at the M.E. Church, preached by Brother Sutherland of The Congregational Church in the absence of Rev. Hestwood. Five sons and three daughters survive him.

Submitted by dotbrn@softcom.net
WARNER
Mae A. WARNER -- nee Shriwise, Mae A., wife of Frank J. Warner
"Hoisington - Mae A. Warner, 88, died Sept. 7, (1982) at the Homestead Villa in Hoisington. Born Mae A. Shriwise May 31, 1984, in Medford, Okla., she was a longtime resident of Hoisington. She married Frank J. Warner, June 17, 1912, in Hoisington. He died Dec. 29, 1970. She was a homemaker. Warner was a member of the St. John Evangelist Catholic Church and Altar Society, both of Hoisington. Survivors include one son, Harol, Hoisington; one brother, Frank Shriwise, Jetmore; one sister, Blanche Kreider, Tacoma, Wish., and two grandchildren. Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington was in charge. Funeral was Friday at the church with Rev. James e. Baker officiating. Burial was in the St. John Church Cemetery in Hoisington. Memorials are suggested to the church."
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WEGELE
Pauline WEGELE - nee BITTER, wife of Jacob Wegele
"Otis - Pauline Wegele, 87, died Oct. 21 (1984), at Hoisington Lutheran Hospital. Born Pauline Bitter, Nov. 8, 1896, in Barton County, she had been a lifetime resident of the Otis-Galatia communities. She married Jacob Wegele May 31, 1917, in Milberger. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Wegele was a member of United Emanuel Church of Milberger. Survivors include four sons, Albert, Ernest and Leland, all of Otis, and Paul, Bazine; one foster son, Martin Steinert, Gresham, Ore.; two brothers, Herb and Ted Bitter, Hoisington; one sister, Emelia Deutsch, Hoisington; six grandchildren, eight great- grandchildren and one step great grandchild. Funeral was Wednesday at the church with Rev. Carl Dietz officiating. Burial was at Milberger Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice."

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WILHELM
Hilda E. WILHELM nee Bitter, Hilda E., wife of Leo Emanuel Wilhelm
(Obituary)
"Hoisington Mrs. Hilda E. Wilhelm, 66, died Tuesday (22 December 1981) at the Hoisington Hospital. Born April 29, 1915, in Barton County, she married Leo Emanuel Wilhelm Sept. 30, 1934, in Barton County. He died March 5, 1959. Mrs. Wilhelm was a medical aide at the Homestead Villa Nursing Home at Hoisington. She was a life-long resident of the Hoisington area. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Judy Bolson of Dallas, Texas; three brothers, Wilmer Bitter of Ulysses, Gerhardt Bitter of Otis and Edwin Bitter of LaCrosse; and a sister, Mrs. Alvera Bitter of Hoisington. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at the Concordia Lutheran Church, Hoisington, of which she was a member. The Rev. Garry Dassow will officiate. Burial will be in the Hoisington Cemetery. The family suggest memorials in her name to the Concordia Lutheran Church at Nicholson Ricke Funeral home."

(Funeral Card)
"In Remembrance of Hilda E. Wilhelm
April 20, 1915, Barton Co., Ks.
December 22, 1981, Hoisington, Ks
Services: Thursday, December 24, 1981 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Hoisington, Kansas 1:30 p.m.
Clergyman: Pastor Garry Dassow
Music: Concordia Lutheran Church Choir
(handwritten note, "How Great Thou Art" "Amazing Grace" Elmer Bitter, Organist
Casket Bearers: Otto Deutsch, Gerhardt Bitter, Solomon Bitter, Emanuel Schneider, Marvin Bitter, Leonard Stettinger
Interment: Hoisington Cemetery; Arrangements by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, Kansas"
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WILSON
George WILSON -- Hoisington Dispatch -- Thursday, April 10, 1890
Died... little Georgie, aged two years and eight months, child of Mr. and Mrs. Al WILSON, on Friday morning after an illness of several weeks. The remains were enterred in the Hoisington cemetery Saturday afternoon.
WILSON
[Infants] WILSON -- Hoisington Dispatch -- Thursday, July 25, 1889
[compiler's note: This article, though dealing with the deaths of three newborns, is an example of how Kansas newspapers sometimes went overboard in promoting their communities!]
On Friday evening triplets, three boys, were born to Mr. and Mrs. Al WILSON. Two of the little ones died on Saturday and the third one on Tuesday. An occurance of this kind is seldom recorded and it only goes to show who wonderfully prolific this part of Kansas is. Mrs. WILSON is getting along nicely.
WORRALL
Sadie L WORRALL
Miss Sadie L. WORRALL died at the home of her parents, five miles southwest of Hoisington, Monday, March 17th. Her age was 24 years.
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