Leavenworth County, Kansas Obituaries

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Obituary with surnames CAMPBELL, FORGE, GERIS, HEIM, RYNO, SCHMIDT, VOSSELER submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Wednesday, August 22, 1979
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Wed Aug. 22, 1979 by Sue Rush. Death date Aug. 22, 1979.

Herman Forge

The funeral Mass for Herman "Junior" Forge, 58, RR 4, a well known Leavenworth County farmer, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph Church, 306 No. Broadway. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Mr. Forge died early today in the Veterans Administration Medical Center Hospital after an extended illness. He had lung cancer.

He was a lifetime resident of the county. He was born Feb. 21, 1921, the son of Herman and Cecilia Schmidt Forge.

Mr. Forge served three years in the air Force. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

He was married Dec. 23, 1943, to Eleanor Heim, who survives at the home.

Other survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Mary Ann Geris, RR 4, Mrs. Kathy Campbell, Basehor, Janie Forge, RR 4, Mrs. Elaine Ryno, Irvine, Calfi., and Mrs. Shirley Vosseler, 221 Ninth Ave.; four sons, James Forge, RR 4, Gary Forge, 912 Osage, David Forge, RR 4, and Dennis Forge, Kansas City, Kan.; a sister, Sister Helen Forge, SCL, Kansas City, Kan.; a brother Eugene Forge, Austin, Texas and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Henry J. Forge IV, in 1967.

The service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the church. Friends may call at Belden Sexton Sumpter Funeral Chapel after noon Thursday. The family suggests memorial to the Cancer Society.

Obituary with surnames ALSTON, EDWARDS, FINNEY, FITCH, MOSER, SOURS submitted by Sue Rush 1979. Date of death Thursday, September 13, 1979
Taken from the Leavenworth Times September 14, 1979

HAROLD EDWARDS

The funeral for Harold E. Edwards, 68, Gravois Mills, Mo., formerly of Lansing, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the trinity Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens.

Mr. Edwards died Thursday in the Bothwell Hospital, Sedalia, Mo. he had suffered a stroke Sept., 4 and had been a patient in the hospital since then. He was born Oct., 2 1917, at Erie, Kan., a son of Elzie and Florence Sours Edwards.

He had lived in Leavenworth County 45 years before moving to Gravois Mills, Mo.., in 1973 after he retired as supervisor in the adjutant general's office, Fort Leavenworth.

He was a member of the Kent Memorial Lutheran Church, Sunrise Beach, Mo., and the Zack Wheat American Legion at Sunrise Beach. He was a past president of the Lansing Lions Club.

He was married to Mary M. Moser. She survives at the home. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Sharon Fitch, 203 E. Lois, Lansing; two sisters, Mrs. Mable Alston, Chaffey, Mo., and Mrs. Crystal Finney, Fairfax, Va.; and two grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Belden-Sexton Sumpter Funeral Chapel. The family suggests memorials to the building fund of the Kent Memorial Lutheran Church, Sunrise Beach, Mo.

Obituary with surnames CARNOALI, DYSON, ENSOR, KRUEGER, MARCOTT, POLLY, RODENBURG submitted by Sue Rush 1979. Date of death Saturday, October 6, 1979
Taken from the Leavenworth Times October 8, 1979

Rodenburg

Funeral services for William H. Rodenburg, 57, of 1200 High, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Victor M. Polley, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Mr. Rodenburg, a lifetime resident of Leavenworth, died Saturday evening at Cushing Memorial Hospital.

Born April 29, 1922, in Leavenworth, he was the son of the late Chris and Maude Marcott Rodenburg. He retired in August after 26 years service as a plumber and engineer at Ft. Leavenworth.

He also was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. He married Catherine Carnoali on Sept. 23, 1944, at Kansas City, Kan. She survives at the home.

Other survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Ensor, Dayton, Ohio, Helen Rodenburg, Indianapolis, Ind., Mrs. Patricia Dyson, 1905 Cherokee, and Virginia Rodenburg of the home; two sons, Albert Rodenburg, Kansas City, Mo., and Harold Rodenburg, Denver,: one sister, Mrs. Bessie Krueger, 405 Spring Garden; and five grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Larkin-Brown Funeral Home.

Obituary with surnames COULTER, JONES, SHERLEY, SIMPSON, STEED submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Thursday, March 6, 1980
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Mar. 6, 1980 by Sue Rush. Death date March 6, 1980

RAYMOND STEED

The funeral for Raymond H. Steed, 65, 116 W. Ida, Lansing will be at 2 .m. Saturday in the Belden Sexton Sumpter Funeral Chapel. Burial will begin Sunset Memory Gardens.

Mr. Steed died early today in Cushing Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 6, 1914, at Fort Worth, Texas, the son of Ray and Sylvia Coulter Steed.

He retired from the Beverly Lumber Company in 1972 because of a disability. He served in the Merchant Marine during World War II and he was a member of Teamster Local 541.

He married Helen Jean Jones March 26, 1942. She survives at the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Sally Dian Kenyon, and Mrs. Sheryl Rae Simpson, both of Leavenworth: a sister, Mrs. Vera Sherley, Lansing, and a grandson.

Friends may call at the chapel after 9 a.m. Friday. The family suggests memorials to the Heart Fund.

Obituary with surnames BEAMAN, MCCUNE, WILK, ZOBEL submitted by Richard L. Moberly. Date of death Sunday, March 23, 1980
The obituary of Henry Wilk, as published in the Leavenworth Kansas Times on 24 March 1980, follows:

"The funeral for Henry Otto "Skeet" Wilk, 68, Cody Plaza, formerly of 519 N. Seventh will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Balden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Victor Polley, pastor of the St. Paul Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Wilk died Sunday morning in Cushing Memorial Hospital. He was born at Leavenworth Nov. 30 1911, a son of Wilhelm and Elizabeth Zobel Wilk. He retired from Kaaz Woodworking in 1975. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mary Sue Beaman, 1405 Cherokee, two brothers, Paul Wilk, 303 Vilas and Albert Wilk, 606 Oak, a sister, Mrs. Betty McCune, Easton, and two grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Cushing Memorial Hospital or the Cancer Fund. Friends may call at the chapel after 4 p.m. today."

Obituary with surnames HARRISON, HERRIN, PARSONS submitted by Linda Odell. Date of death Monday, March 24, 1980
Obituary/Memorial HARRISON
Belden-Sexton-Sumpter
Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth, Kansas

In Memory
MINNIE R. HARRISON
1898 - 1980
Services 2 p.m. Monday March 24, 1980
Officiating: Rev. Dwight Dussair, pastor First United Methodist Church
Soloist: Floyd Parsons
Organist: Chas. Thos. Scard
Interment Mt. Muncie Cemetery
Pallbearers Myron Parsons, Harley Parsons, Floyd Parsons, Edward Burke, Harrison Herrin

From my files: Minnie was the daughter of Frank Harrison and Mary Edgell Harrison, born Dec. 9, 1898 in Leavenworth, KS. She never married and had no children.

Obituary with surnames BAILEY, LOAR, MOBERLY, WICKIZER, WILK submitted by Richard L. Moberly. Date of death Thursday, March 27, 1980
The obituary of LaVera (Moberly) Wilk, as published in the Leavenworth Times on 27 Mar 1980, follows:

"The funeral for Mrs. LaVera Enid Wilk, 72, 303 Vilas, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday morning in the Davis Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Mount Muncie Cemetery. Mrs. Wilk died this morning in Cushing Memorial Hospital.

She was born Aug 3 1907, at St. Joseph, Mo., a daughter of Charles and Arminta Bailey Moberly. She was married to Paul Wilk Feb. 15, 1928. He survives at the home. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paula Wickizer, Leavenworth and Mrs. Sandra Loar, Oceanside, Calif., four sons, Herbert Wilk and Wayne Wilk, both of Leavenworth, Gary Wilk, McLouth, and Phillip Wilk, San Diego, Caiif., 17 grand children and four great grandchildren. A son, Robert Wilk, preceded her in death. Memorials may be given to the Cancer Fund. Friends may call at the chapel."

Obituary with surnames BROWN, MONAHAN, TUTTLE submitted by Sue Rush 1980. Date of death Friday, March 28, 1980
from the Leavenworth Times

The funeral for Clara a. Brown, 82, 620 N. Fifth, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Fr. William Landwehr of Sacre Heart Church will officiate. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Kickapoo.
Mrs. Brown died this morning (Mar 1980) in Cushing Memorial Hospital. She was a life long resident of Leavenworth.
She was a member of Byron H. Mehl Unit 23 American legion Auxiliary 23 and George E. White Verterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 56.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs Frances Monahan, and a niece, Mrs. Catherine Tuttle, both of Leavenworth.
The family has suggested memorial to the Heart Fund. Friends may call at Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel after 10 a.m. Saturday.

Obituary with surnames LOAR, WICKIZER, WILK submitted by Richard L. Moberly. Date of death Friday, March 28, 1980
The obituary of Herbert Wilk, as published in the Leavenworth Kansas Times on 28 March 1980, follows:

"The funeral for Herbert E. "Richard" Wilk, 49, 411 Girard, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Paul Lutheran Church. The Rev. Victor M. Polley, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Mr. Wilk died Thursday in the Veterans Administration Medical Center. He was born Aug. 1, 1930 in Leavenworth, a son of Paul and LaVera Moberly Wilk. He was employed as a warehouseman for Fort Leavenworth. He was an Army veteran. He belonged to St. Paul Lutheran Church, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 55, the American Legion Post No. 23 and the National Campers and Hikers Association. Survivors include his wife, Janice Ann Jones Wilk, a son John Alan Wilk and a daughter, Tamora Marie Wilk, all of the home, his father, Paul Wilk, 303 Vilas, three brothers, Phillip Wilk, San Diego, Calif., Wayne Wilk, 303 Vilas, and Gary Wilk, McLouth, two sisters, Mrs. Sandra Loar, Oceanside, Calif., and Paula Wickizer, 1428 S. Second. The family will receive friends at Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel after 7 p.m. today. The family suggests memorials to the Cancer Fund or St. Paul Lutheran Church."

Obituary with surnames EDWARDS, MAHER, WESTHORPE, YOUNG submitted by Sue Rush 2005. Date of death Thursday, June 19, 1980
Taken from the Leavenworth Times dated June 20, 1980

EDITH YOUNG

The funeral Mass for Edith Young, 82, 107 N. Main, Lansing, will be 10 a.m Saturday in St. Francis de Sales Church, Lansing. The Rev. Fr. William Maher, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Mrs.Young died unexpectedly Thursday evening in St. John Hospital, where she had been taken by ambulance. She was born April 28, 1898, at Yankton, S. D., a daughter of Arthur W. and Clara Edwards Westhorpe.

She had been a resident of this area for the past 60 years. She was a member of St. Francis de Sales Church, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Lansing Community Club. She had served as a Gray Lady.

She was married to Frank T. Young, May 12, 1920, at the Old Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. He died Feb. 6, 1963.

Survivors include three sons, Eugene F. Young, 108 F. Lois, Lansing, William L. Young 1710 Grand Ave., and Arthur W. Young, Denver, Colo.; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Young, in 1944.

A parish Rosary service will be at 7:30 p.m. today at the Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, where friends may call after 4:30 p.m. today.

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