Leavenworth County, Kansas Obituaries

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OBITUARY SURNAMES: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Obituary with surnames CZAPSKI, JAROWITZ, LABODA submitted by Linda Darity. Date of death Tuesday, March 3, 1942
from the Leavenworth Times

Mrs. Jarowitz is Dead at Age of 73

A Native of Poland -- Funeral Services Will be Held Thursday

Death came at 6:45 o'clock this morning for Mrs. Mary Jarowitz, 73 years old, 2211 Rose Street, at Cushing Memorial hospital where she had been a patient for the last several days.
Born in Poland, October 25, 1868, Mrs. Jarowitz came to Leavenworth when 15 years of age, making her home here since. As Miss Mary Czapski she was married in Leavenworth to Joseph Jarowitz, October 7, 1885. Mr. Jarowitz died April 17, 1935.
Surviving are five sons, John Jarowitz, 408 Marion Street; Andrew Jarowitz, Vallejo, Calif.; Frank Jarowitz, 212 Maple Avenue; James Jarowitz, 2211 Rose Street; Mike Jarowitz, 212 Maple Avenue; two brothers, Mike Zielenski, Second and Chestnut Streets, and John Czapski, a resident of Germany; one sister, Mrs. Veronica Laboda, Leavenworth; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 o'clock Thursday morning at the David funeral church, Chaplain Franklyn R. Beery of the Veterans Administration Facility, Wadsworth, officiating. Burial will be in Mount Muncie cemetery.

Obituary with surnames CORNETT, DENNY, KRUEGER, MARCOTT, MERRITSON, MOSER, RAST, RODENBURG, WOELLHARDT submitted by Sue Rush 1940-1949. Date of death Sunday, May 17, 1942
Taken from the Leavenworth Times May 18, 1942

C. Rodenberg Dies After a Brief Illness

Well-Known Farmer Native Of Lansing--Was 54--Funeral Tuesday

Chris Rodenburg 54 years of age, a life resident of Leavenworth County, died at 6 o'clock yesterday morning at his residence, a short distance southwest of Leavenworth on rural route two. He had been ill only about one week.

Born at Lansing, September 30, 1887, Mr. Rodenburg had spent his entire life in this community and was among the better known farmers of Delaware township. He was a member of the Lutheran church.

A son of Chris and Laura Rodenburg, early residents of Leavenworth County, Mr. Rodenburg was married January 28, 1913, to Miss Maude Marcott, who survives him.

He also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Robert Krueger, Lansing, a son William H. Rodenburg, Leavenworth rural route two; four brothers, Arthur Rodenburg, Lansing; Edward Rodenburg, Kansas City, Kas.; Fred Rodenburg, Nineteenth and Cherokee streets; five sisters, Mrs. Emma Moser, Lansing; Mrs. Minnie Morrison, 516 Chestnut street; Mrs. Adam Willard, 115 Kingman street; Mrs. Fern Denny, Nineteenth and Dakota streets, and Mrs. Laura Cornett, 513 Arch street.

Funeral services will be held at 3:45 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Davis funeral church, The Rev. A. O. Rast, pastor of St. Paul' Lutheran church, officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in Mount Muncie cemetery.

Obituary with surnames FARQUAR, FISCHER, FRITZ, SCHONHERR submitted by Sue Rush 1940-1949. Date of death Wednesday, September 23, 1942
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Sept 24, 1942

HERMAN FISCHER IN SUDDEN DEATH--DIED SEPTEMBER 23, 1942

. Herman A. Fischer, 76 years old, Twenty-First street and Ohio avenue, died yesterday afternoon in a sudden attack while walking in the yard at his home. He had not previously complained of illness.

Born in Arnswald, Germany, September 8, 1866, Mr. Fischer came to America when 21 years old. He had been a resident of Leavenworth 55 years, mostly engaged in farming.

Mr. Fischer's marriage to Miss Amelia Fritz was on August 6,1892, the ceremony being at the Lutheran church. They observed their golden wedding anniversary this year. Previous to moving to their present home they had resided for many years on rural route four, leaving there 21 years ago.

Other than his widow, Mr. Fischer leaves two daughters, Miss Martha Fischer, of the home; Mrs. Thomas Farquar, Kansas City, Mo.; three sons , Henry Fischer of the home; Private Frank Fischer, U. S. Army, Camp Wolters, Tex.; Otto Fischer of the home; a sister, Mrs. Augusta Schonherr, 803 Olive street; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Sexton funeral chapel. Burial will be in Mount Muncie cemetery. The body will remain at the chapel.

Obituary with surnames BOTT submitted by Sue Rush 2010. Date of death Monday, September 28, 1942
Taken from the Leavenworth Library (LV Times) Sept 29, 1942 by Sue Rush 3-23-2010

Death of an Infant

James Joseph Bott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Bott, rural route one, died yesterday at St. John's hospital. Funeral services were held this afternooon at the O'Donnell chapel. Burial was in Mount Calvary cemetery.

Obituary with surnames HUND, KLANSINSKI, SCHWARTZ submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Saturday, January 16, 1943
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Jan. 17, 1943 by Sue Rush. Death date Jan. 16, 1943

J. H. Schwartz Dies Following A Heart Attack

In Usual Good Health, Saturday Night--Death Was At 3 A.M. Sunday.

FUNERAL TOMORROW

Was Farming in Fairmount Neighborhood--A Native Of the County

Joseph H. Schwartz, age 46, well known farmer residing in the Fairmount community, died suddenly yesterday morning at 3 o'clock at his home. Suffering a heart attack at 10:30 o'clock, a physician was called and Mr. Schwartz apparently was resting easily when he suffered the second and fatal attack. He had appeared in his usual health upon retirement Saturday night.

Born in Salt Creek Valley, Kickapoo township, June 4, 1896, Mr. Schwartz had spent all his life in Leavenworth County. He was a son of the late Joseph Schwartz and Mrs. Minnie Schwartz.

Mr. Schwartz and Miss Frances Hund were married November 16, 1920, having since made their home at Fairmount. For a number of years Mr. Schwartz operated a milk route. For the last four years he had been operating the old Mose Harvey farm.

Rosary Service Tonight

Other than his widow, of the home, he leaves three daughters, Mildred, Mary Margaret and Clara Schwartz; and three sons, Joseph, Jr., Leo and Edward Schwartz, all of the home; his mother, Mrs. Minnie Schwartz, 621 Ottawa street; a sister, Mrs. Marie Klansinski, 613 Ottawa street; and a brother, Henry Schwartz, rural route four, Kickapoo township.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, the Rev. Leo Ahern, pastor of the Basehor Catholic church, officiating at the requiem mass. Burial will be in Mount Calvary cemetery.

Friends will assemble tonight at 8 o'clock at the Sexton funeral chapel for a rosary service. The body will remain at the chapel until the hour of services.

Obituary with surnames HAWKINS, MCFEE submitted by Evelyn R. Williams. Date of death Friday, February 26, 1943
HAWKINS, Henry Lee
Died - 26 February 1943, age 78, eldest son of Nicholas and Mary Hawkins
Born - 13 April 1864, on a farm east of Tonganoxie
Married - Lizzie McFee, December 1893, 3 children born
1 child - Elizabeth preceded him in death
Survivors - daughter Gladys of the home; son Henry, Jr., 2 grandchildren, 3 brothers - Sam, Tonganoxie; George, Kansas City and Nick, San Francisco, CA

Obituary with surnames FINK submitted by Sue Rush 2010. Date of death Friday, August 13, 1943
Taken from the Leavenworth Library ( LV Times) Aug. 13, 1943

Death of Infant Fink.

Anthony L. Fink, 23 day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo L. Fink, rural route one, Easton, died early this morning at the home, following a short illness. Surviving other than the parents are four sisters, Evelyn, Regina L., Eileen R., and Angela Fink; three brothers, Gerald L., Albert P., and Merlin J. Fink, all of the home. Funeral services were held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the O'Donnell funeral chapel with burial in Mount Olivet cemetery.

Obituary with surnames GORZKIEWICZ, LINAWEAVER, REED, SPINDLER, TUTTLE submitted by Sue Rush 1940-1949. Date of death Monday, September 27, 1943
Raymond A. Tuttle Dies at St. John's

Leavenworth Native a Carpenter and Contractor--Funeral Wednesday.

Raymond A. Tuttle, 54, 709 Oak Street, a carpenter and contractor here for many years and a native of Leavenworth, died at noon today (Sept. 27, 1943) at St. John's hospital. He had been ill for several months and was taken to the hospital Saturday.
Mr. Tuttle was born in Leavenworth June 14, 1890, a son of Frederick and Mary Tuttle, early residents of the city. He was a member of the Carpenters' Union and of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Clara A. Tuttle of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Linaweaver, Lansing; Mrs Leona Reed, of the home; one son, Raymond A. Tuttle, Jr., city; two sisters Mrs. Olive Gorzkiewicz and Mrs. Alberta Spindler both of 765 Olive street; two brothers, Edward Tuttle, Omaha, Neb; Russell Tuttle, 914 Osage street; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Sexton funeral chapel. The Rev. Franklyn R. Beery will officate. Interment will be in Mount Muncie cemetery. The Body will remain at the chapel until the hour of service.

First wife Anna Marie Butzin, married September 6, 1910

Obituary with surnames LASTER, LINAWEAVER submitted by Sue Rush 1940-1949. Date of death Friday, December 31, 1943
ELDEN LINAWEAVER DIES; 8 YEARS OLD. Had been patient at Cushing hospital three Weeks--Funeral Monday.

Eldon Earl Linaweaver, eight year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Linaweaver of Lansing, died 1943, at Cushing memorial hospital at 2 o'clock yesterday morning. Ill for the past month, he had been at the hospital three weeks.
Born in Jefferson County, May 9, 1934, Eldon had attended the Lansing grade school, being in the third grade. He was a member of the Lansing Baptist Church Sunday School
Other than his parents, Eldon leaves his maternal grandmother Mrs. Sophia Laster of McLouth, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude B. Linaweaver and paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Linaweaver, all of rural route two, Leavenworth, near Fairmount.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 o'clock at the Lansing Baptist Church, the Rev. Homer Brown officiating. Burial will be in Mount Muncie Cemetery.
The body will remain at the Sexton funeral chapel until taken to the church.

Obituary with surnames DOEGE, FORGE, GERCKEN, GOLOBIC, KERN, MYERS, SWARTZ submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Wednesday, January 5, 1944
Taken from the Leavenworth Times 1-5-1944 by Sue Rush. Death date 1-5-1944.

Adelaide Kern Dies at Home

She Was 72 Years Old--Funeral Services Will Be Held Friday at 10.

Mrs. Adelaide Kern, 72, wife of Michael Kern, Sr., died at her home, 321 Miami street, at 1 o'clock this morning after an illness of about two weeks.

Mrs. Kern was born August 4, 1871, in Westphalen, Germany, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Forge. When she was 17 years of age she came to the United States with her parents and settled in Leavenworth. In April of 1896 she was married to Michael Kern at St. Joseph's church. She had made her home in Leavenworth County since. She was a member of St. Joseph's church and of St. Joseph's Altar society.

Mrs. Kern is survived by the husband, Michael Kern, Sr., of the home address; three daughters, Mrs. Henry Gercken, 630 Shawnee street; Mrs. Arthur Myers and Mrs. Lucille Doege, both of rural route three, Leavenworth; two sons, Michael Kern, Jr. 115 North Seventh street; Maurice Kern, Eighteenth and Spruce streets; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Swartz, 613 Ottawa street; and two brothers, Frank and John Forge, both of rural route four, Leavenworth.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock at St Joseph's church, the Rev. Fr. Herman Golobic, O'Carm., officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary cemetery.

The body will be removed from the O'Donnell funeral chapel to the home at 10 o'clock Thursday morning where it will remain until time of services. Friends and members of the Knights of Columbus and the Altar society will meet at the home Thursday night at 8 o'clock for a rosary service.

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