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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 BOTT, FINK, FORGE, WEISINGER submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Monday, June 5, 1972
Taken from the Leavenworth Times June 6, 1972 by Sue Rush. Death date June 5, 1972.

George Fink

George Fink, 71, RR 1, was found dead Monday at his home

He was born in Leavenworth County, the son of Peter and Mary Weisinger Fink. He was a farmer.

He was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ann Bott, RR 1, and Mrs Mary Forge, RR 4, and four brothers, Peter Fink, RR 4, Louis Fink, 122 S. 16th; Henry Fink, 1119 Metropolitan, and Joseph Fink, RR 2 Easton.

The funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames BUTZIN, HOLTZHEATER, PRATT, REEVES, ROGERS submitted by Sue Rush 1970-1975. Date of death Friday, June 16, 1972
from Leavenworth Times

FRANK W. BUTZIN, 85, 1127 Sherman St., a life long resident of Leavenworth and a cabinetmaker, died Friday, June 16, 1972. He had been in failing health several years.

He was born in Leavenworth on Sept. 12, 1886, the son of Frederick and Amelia Holtzheater Butzin. He attended local schools.

He was married to Sarah Pratt in Leavenworth in 1920. Mrs. Butzin died in 1944. He was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist and Hiram Lodge, No 68, AF & AM.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helen Rogers, Columbus, Ga; and Mrs. Elsie Reeves, Alexandria, La.; two sons, Fred H. Butzin, of the home, and Carl Butzin, Shreveport, La; a brother William Butzin, 322 Garland; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Sexton Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Muncie Cemetery. the body will be at the chapel this evening.

The family suggests memorials to Cushing Memorial Hospital.

Obituary with surnames CORNETT, DENNEY, GRAPE, HARGREAVES, HATHAWAY, KLINGLER, RODENBURG submitted by Sue Rush 1970-1975. Date of death Thursday, August 24, 1972
Taken from the Leavenworth Times August 24, 1972 by Sue Rush

Paul Rodenburg

Paul Henry Rodenburg, 75, 1209 Randolph, died Wednesday at Cushing Memorial Hospital. He had been in failing health the past two years.

He was born Dec. 24, 1896, at Lansing, the son of Chris and Laura Klingler Rodenburg. He was a retired farmer and produce man.

He was married to Miss Goldie Hargreaves at Leavenworth on Jan. 1, 1919.

Survivors include his widow of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Ed Grape, RR 1 Atchison and Mrs. Harold Hathaway, RR 4; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Crnett, 513 Arch and Mrs. John Denney, 808 Denney Lane; a brother, Fred Rodenburg, Yakima, Wash.; eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

The funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Muncie Cemetery

Obituary with surnames BEASTERFELD, GIRNDT, LOTT, MYERS, ROBINSON, SHELL, YOUNG submitted by Doni Wright. Date of death Thursday, September 21, 1972
SHERMAN KENNETH YOUNG

OBITUARY.  The Eskridge Independent, dtd Thurs, 21 Sep 1972    "Sherman K. [Kenneth] Young. Private services will be at 9:00 a.m., Thursday at Parker Mortuary for Sherman Kenneth Young, 78, Vancouver, B.C., who died Monday in a Topeka hospital.
   He was born August 19, 1894, at Emporia and spent his early life at Eskridge where he was graduated from high school. He was graduated from Kansas State Teachers College, at Emporia.
   He taught vocational agriculture in Newton schools several years and was a civil service employee 23 years before he retired in 1952. He lived at Vancouver, B.C., several years.
   He was a veteran of World War I. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Wakarusa, the Association of Retired Federal Employees, and Capitol Post No. I of the American Legion.
   He was married to Mae E. Shell in 1952. She survives.    Other surivors include five sisters, Mrs. Columbia Beasterfeld, Mrs. Francelia Robinson, and Mrs. Lucile Iott, all of Eskridge, Mrs. Murrel Girndt, Newton, and Mrs. Violet Myers, Springfield, Illinois.    Burial will be in National Cemetery at Fort Leavenworth."

Obituary with surnames ANDERSON, FEDAK, FLESHMAN, LEWANDOWSKI, MCCAULLY, MOBERLY, VEUSSER, WILK submitted by Richard L. Moberly. Date of death Wednesday, November 22, 1972
The obituary of Lula Moberly Lewandowski, as published in the Leavenworth Kansas Times on 24 Nov 1972, follows:

"Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Casimir Catholic Church for Mrs. Lula Lewandowski of 443 Utah who died Wednesday in St. John Hospital. Burial will be in Mt. Muncie Cemetery. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today in the Larkin Funeral home. She was born at St. Joseph, Mo., the daughter of Charles and Armalissa Moberly. She had been a resident of Leavenworth the past 64 years. On Oct 4, 1913, she was married to Ted M. Lewandowski Sr. He died in 1956. She was a member of the St. Casimir Church, the VFW Auxiliary and Eagles Auxiliary. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Bessie Anderson of Des Moines, Iowa, Mrs. Wanda Lea Veusser of Chippewa Falls, Wis., Mrs. Alberta Fleshman and Mrs. Virginia Fedak, both of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three sons, Charles of Cordova, Cal.; Sherman of Long Beach, Calif.; and Joseph of 443 Utah; two sisters, Mrs. Beulah McCaully of 318 1/2 Delaware and Mrs. Vera Wilk of 908 Miami; a brother, Edgar Moberly of Kansas City, Kan.; 20 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren."

Obituary with surnames BIETKA, DOZELL submitted by Linda Darity. Date of death Tuesday, December 19, 1972
Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Friday in St. Casimir Church for John "Turk" Bietka, 77 formerly of 2108 S. 5th, who died Tuesday in the County Home.
Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
He was born Feb. 26, 1895, the son of Vincent and Veronica Bietka. He was a retired construction worker, a member of St. Casimir Church and St. Hedwig Society.
He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mary Dozell of Kansas City, Kan; two brothers, Vincent of 536 Michigan and Alex of Independence, Mo.
Friends may call after noon on Thursday at the Larkin Funeral Home.

Obituary with surnames ALIG, FORGE submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Friday, January 19, 1973
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Jan. 21, 1973 by Sue Rush. Death date Jan. 19, 1973

Rudolph Forge

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph Church for Rudolph J. Forge Sr. 73, of RR 4 who died Friday at St. John Hospital after an extended illness.

He was born in Leavenworth County and had farmed here all his life. He was the son of Frank and Margaret Alig Forge.

Survivors include his widow, Mary Fink Forge, of the home; two sons, Joseph Forge and Robert Forge, both of RR 4, and a daughter, Miss Helen Forge of RR 4, one brother, Lee Forge RR 4, and two grandchildren.

Rosaries will be recited at the Sumpter Chapel today at 2:30 p.m. by the Daughters of Isabella, and at 8 p.m. by friends and members of the parish. Friends may call at the Sumpter Funeral Chapel.

Obituary with surnames ATCHISON, CEIS, EDWARDS, KEIRNS, LOHMAN, MOSER, WIND submitted by Sue Rush 1970-1975. Date of death Tuesday, February 13, 1973
Taken from the Leavenworth Times February 13, 1973

MRS. C. LOHMAN

Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in St Paul Lutheran Church for Mrs. Christine Lohman, 67, of 3921 Valley View Rd., who died Tuesday at St. John Hospital.

Burial will be in Mt. Muncie Cemetery.

Mrs. Lohman was born March 18, 1905, in rural Leavenworth County, the daughter of Burr and Emma Moser.

She was married to Jack W. Lohman on July 30, 1927.

Mrs. Lohman taught school in the Leavenworth County and Leavenworth City school systems as well as ten years in St. Paul Lutheran School.

She is survived by her husband of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Carol R. Wind of Lansing; a son Capt. Jack R. (USA) of Ft. Benning, Ga; four sisters, Buretta Keirns of Bonner Springs; Ann Atchison of Texarkana, Tex.; Ruth Ceis of Aurora, Mo., and Mary Edwards of Lansing, a brother Chris Moser of Amarillo, Tex., and three grandchildren.

She was a life member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and was active in the organizations of the church and taught Sunday school many years. Friends may call at the Sexton Funeral Chapel Wednesday. The family suggests memorials to St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Obituary with surnames BUTZIN, CONRAD submitted by Sue Rush 1970-1975. Date of death Tuesday, March 27, 1973
from Leavenworth Times

FREDERICK BUTZIN

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Sexton Funeral Chapel for FREDERICK W. BUTZIN, 76, who died Tuesday, March 27, 1973, in the Veterans Hospital at Omaha, Neb. He had been in failing health the past six months.

Burial will be in Mt. Muncie Cemetery. Friends may call at the Chapel after noon Thursday.

He was born in Leavenworth on Sept. 15, 1896, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Butzin. He attended local schools and as a young man learned the cabinet making trade which he followed most of his lifetime.

He was married to Imogene Conrad on Dec. 24, 1922 in Leavenworth. They made their home in Garland for many years. She died in 1964

He was a veteran of World war I.

Surviving are a son, Frederck W. and three grandsons, Larry, Steve and David all of Omaha, Neb., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Obituary with surnames BLACO, GENSLER, HOFFMAN, LACEY, RODENBURG, STUCKER, WILSON submitted by Sue Rush 1970-1975. Date of death Saturday, May 26, 1973
Taken from the Leavenworth Times May 29, 1973 by Sue Rush

Tina Rodenburg

Word has been received here of the May 26 death of Mrs. Tina M. Rodenburg in Nampa, Idaho. She was a former Leavenworth resident.

Her husband was a Metropolitan Insurance agent here for several years.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Alice Wilson of Nampa, Mrs. Alma Lacey of Wamego and Mrs. Betty Blaco of Kansas City, Mo.; three sisters, Mrs. Claude Stucker of 714 Olive, Mrs. Mattie Gensler of 701 S. 2nd and Mrs. Arthur Hoffman of 1430 Delaware and six grandchildren.

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