Leavenworth County, Kansas Obituaries

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Obituary with surnames BIETKA, BITKA, DOWELL, LOBODA, ZIELINSKI submitted by Linda Darity. Date of death Wednesday, March 22, 1961

Mrs. Loboda Dies; Service is Saturday

Mrs. Veronica Bietka Loboda, 82, 2108 S. 5th, died Wednesday at her home. Born Feb. 1, 1879 in Poland, she was a daughter of Anton and Katharina Zielinski. She came to the United States with her mother at an early age and lived here for more than 70 years
On Jan. 8, 1894 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, she married Vincent Bietka. Mr. Bietka died in 1907. In June 1934 she married John Loboda. Mr. Loboda died in 1938. She was a member of St. Casimir's Church, the St. Barbara Society, St. Casimir's Altar Society, and the Ladies Rosary Sodality.
Mrs. Loboda is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mary Dowell, Kansas City, Kan.; four sons, John Bietka and Alex Bietka, both of the home; Xavier Bitka, Kansas City, Kan.; Vincent Bietka, 536 Michigan; one brother, Mike Zielinski, 2nd and Chestnut; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Casimir's Church. The Rev. Frank M. Krul, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Recitation of the Rosary will be Friday at the Larkin Funeral Home at the following hours: friends and members of St. Casimir's parish, 8:45; members of Ladies Rosary Sodality and St. Barbara Society, 9 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Obituary with surnames BERNER, FRANCES, KRUEGER, RODENBURG submitted by Sue Rush 1960-1969. Date of death Saturday, April 1, 1961
Taken from the Leavenworth Times April 2, 1961

Mrs. Rodenburg Service Tuesday

Mrs. Maude M. Rodenburg, 66, RR 3, died shortly after her arrival at Cushing Memorial Hospital Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Rodenburg had been suffering from a heart ailment the past two years and had been critical the past month.

Mrs. Rodenburg was born Dec. 19, 1894, at Weston, Mo., and was a daughter of William and Addie Frances Marcott. At a very early age she came to Leavenworth County with her parents and this had been her home ever since.

At Leavenworth on Jan. 28, 1913 she was married to Christopher Rodenburg, Mr. Rodenburg died May 17, 1942. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Rodenburg is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Bessie Krueger of RR 3; one son, William Rodenburg, 1200 High, and seven grandchildren.

Funeral service will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Davis Funeral Church. Chaplain Edwin E. Berner, pastor pro-tem of St. Paul Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the family lot in Mt. Muncie Cemetery. Friends may call at the Davis Chapel.

Obituary with surnames BOTT, FINK, FORGE, GATES, MESSINGER, RUSH submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Tuesday, April 11, 1961
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Apr. 13, 1961 by Sue Rush. Death date April 11, 1961

Aloysius Fink Dies Suddenly On Wednesday

Aloysius "ALois" P. Fink, 62, well known Leavenworth County farmer, died suddenly at his home on RR 1 about noon Wednesday. He had been under a doctor's care for some time.

He was born June 29, 1898 in Leavenworth County, a son of Peter and Mary Fink. On April 7, 1929 at the St. Joseph of the Valley Church he was married to Miss Matilda Gates. Mrs. Fink died May 8 1947. He was a member of the St. Joseph of the Valley Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Helen Marie Messinger, RR 1 Easton; Mrs. Theresa Ann Rush, RR 2; and Miss Mary Ellen Fink of the home; two sons, John J. Fink, Denver, and Paul Fink of the home; His mother, Mrs. Mary Fink, RR 1 Easton; two sisters Mrs. Ann Bott, RR 1, and Mrs. Mary Forge, RR 4; seven brothers, Leo Fink, RR1, Easton; Herman Fink, Easton; Peter Fink, RR 4; Louis Fink, 114 W. 7th; George Fink, RR 1; Henry Fink, and Joseph Fink both of RR 1 Easton, and 13 grandchildren.

Funeral service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph of the Valley Church with the Rev. Francis McVay, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Rosaries will be Friday at the Sumpter Funeral Chapel at the following times; Daughters of Isabella 7:30 P.M.; St. Joseph of the Valley Altar Society and friends, 8 p.m.

Obituary with surnames DRENNON, HARRISON, THOMPSON, TODD, WATKINS submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Wednesday, August 9, 1961
from the Leavenworth Times, Wednesday, 09-Aug-1961

Grover Cleveland Drennon, 74, 301-1/2 Cherokee, a resident of Leavenworth for 65 years, died this morning following a five month illness.

Born Aug. 20, 1896, in Wyandotte county, he was a son of John and Lue Drennon. He had lived here since 1894 (sic). Before his retirement several years ago, he had been employed as a boiler fireman.

Mr. Drennon is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ray Todd, Lawrence and Mrs. William Watkins, 18th and Limit; two sons, Robert Drennon, 712 S. 2nd and Clinton Drennon, 400 Garland; one brother, J.A. Drennon, Wayonka, Okla. and two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Thompson, Horton, and Mrs. Della Harrison, 814 Cherokee.

Funeral arrancements will be announced by the Larkin Funeral Home.

Obituary with surnames FUSSELL submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Wednesday, August 9, 1961
from the Leavenworth Times, Wednesday, 09-Aug-1961

Word was received today of the death of David Fussell, 67, father of Leavenworth attorney James E. Fussell, in Stronghurst, Ill., following an illness of several months

Mr. Fussell was a lifelong resident of Illinois, and a retired agent of the Santa Fe Railroad

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lola Fussell; two sons, James E. Fussell, 1007 Maple Ave., and Curtis Fussell, Rock Island, Ill., and two grandchildren. Funeral and burial arrangement are pending.

Obituary with surnames BAZELLA, BURKE, JOST, MCGEE, SLACK, STELLMACHER, VEFF, WEST submitted by Sue Rush 1960-1969. Date of death Tuesday, December 26, 1961
Leavenworth Times 12-26-1961

William R. Jost, 55, a former resident of Leavenworth, died at his home Sunday at Tucson, Ariz.

Mr. Jost was born Aug. 28, 1906 at Leavenworth. He was a carpenter and cabinet maker. At Leavenworth in 1941 he was married to Blanche Slack. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Navy as a carpenter's mate. He moved to Tucson in 1952.

Besides his widow, Mrs. Blanche Jost of the home, he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Anna Marie Veff, Killeen, Tex.; Mrs Rosalle McGee, Leavenworth; Mrs Wilma West, 768 Seneca and Patricia Jost, Tucson; one son, William Jost Jr., Tucson; four brothers, Charles Jost, Topeka; Verno Jost, Kansas City, Mo.; Jack Jost, San Leandro, Calif., and Leo Jost, Tucson, three sisters, Mrs. Bonnie Bazella, Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Mabel Burke, 769 Metropolitan, and Mrs. Stella Stellmacher, 1008 5th Ave.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Davis Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the family lot in the Mt. Muncie Cemetery. The body will be received by the Davis Funeral Chapel early Thursday.

Obituary with surnames BLACO, CORNETT, DENNY, LIESE, RODENBURG, RUSSELL, WILSON, WOELLHART submitted by Sue Rush 1960-1969. Date of death Sunday, February 11, 1962
Taken from the Leavenworth Times 2-10-1962 by Sue Rush

Ed E. Rodenburg Rites Are Pending

Edward E. Rodenburg, 72, Kansas City, Kan., died Sunday at his home.

He was born in Leavenworth and lived in Kansas City 35 years. He retired in 1954 after 23 years as a representative of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Kansas City, Kan.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Tina Russell Rodenburg of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Alice Wilson, Nampa, Idaho; Mrs. Alma Liese, Bountiful, Utah and Mrs. Betty Blaco, Kansas City; three sisters, Mrs. Addie Woellhart, 1134 Ironmoulders; Mrs. Fern Denney, 1901 Dakota, and Mrs. Laura Cornett, 513 Arch; two brothers Paul Rodenburg, RR 4 and Fred Rodenburg, Yakima, Wash., and seven grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames CAMP, FOY, HODGE, MOORE, MORALES submitted by Sue Rush 1960-1969. Date of death Thursday, February 22, 1962
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Feb. 23, 1962 by Sue Rush

SERVICE SATURDAY FOR EARL MOORE

Earl G. Moore, 72, 407 N. 11th, a resident of Leavenworth for 60 years died at his home at 2:45 p.m. Thursday. He had returned home from the hospital about two weeks ago and had been in failing health for several months.

Mr. Moore was born near Eureka, Kan., Sept. 15, 1889. The family came to Leavenworth in 1901. As a young man he learned the molding trade and worked at the Great Western Manufacturing Co. for over 34 years, retiring about seven years ago. He was married to Miss Annie L. Morale in Leavenworth on Nov. 9, 1910.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Annie L. Moore of the home address; two daughters, Mrs. Anson Camp of 1117 Spruce, and Mrs. Charles Foy of 110 Prospect; two sons, Howard E. Moore of 1119 Spruce, and Guy W. Moore of 808 N. 11th; one brother, Ed Moore of Spokane, Wash.' seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Sexton Funeral Chapel. The Rev. John Hodge, pastor the Easton Methodist Church, will officiate, and burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the Sexton Chapel.

Obituary with surnames KORTH, VARNHOLT, WOODARD submitted by Sue Rush 1960-1969. Date of death Monday, April 16, 1962
from Leavenworth Times

LEWIS W. WOODARD DIES HERE SUNDAY

LEWIS WALTER WOODARD, 63, 902 N. 9th, a resident of Leavenworth for 43 years, died Sunday, April 16, 1962, at Cushing Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient five weeks. He had been in failing health the past year.

Mr. Woodard was born in St. Joseph, Mo., Aug. 15, 1898. He attended public schools there and learned the painting and paper hanging business.

He came to Leavenworth in 1918, and was married to Miss Freda Korth here Sept. 1, 1920. Mr. Woodard worked here for several painting contractors, and at one time operated his own business. He had been employed at Ft. Leavenworth the past five years.

He was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Freda Woodard of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Jewel Varnholt of 747 Chestnut, and one son, Kenneth Woodard, 818 1/2 N. 9th, and four grandchildren.

Funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sexton Funeral Chapel with a Christian Science service. Burial will be in Mt. Muncie Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames RUSH submitted by Sue Rush 1960-1969. Date of death Friday, September 21, 1962
taken from Leavenworth Times 9-21-1962

PLAN INFANT RUSH RITES ON SATURDAY

Lonnie Eugene Rush Jr., 10 month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie E. Rush, Sr., RR 2, died early today at St. John's Hospital. He had been ill for seven months. He was born November 24, 1961 in Leavenworth.

Surviving other than his parents are five sisters, Linda, Elaine, Theresa, Mary and Peggy Rush, all of the home, and the paternal grandfather, Ned Rush of Lansing.

Funeral service will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Sumpter Funeral Chapel with Rev. George Bertels officiating. Burial will be in the baby mound at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

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