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Obituary with surnames BUTZIN, JONES submitted by Sue Rush 1997. Date of death Wednesday, April 23, 1997
from Leavenworth times

FREDERICK W. BUTZIN JR., Salix, Iowa, formerly of Leavenworth, died Wednesday, April 23, 1997, in a Sioux City, Iowa, hospital where he had undergone heart surgery. He was 73.

He was born in Leavenworth, the ony child of Frederick W. and Imogene Butzin.

Mr. Butzin was a member of the Leavenworth high school class of 1942.

He served in the Army under Gen. George Patton and participated in the Battle of the Bulge. He joined Graybar Electric in 1951, which took him to Omaha, Neb. He retired as a sales manager in 1981.

He married Dorothy Jones, also formerly of Leavenworth, in 1948. She survives at the home.

Other survivors include three sons, Larry and Steven, both of Omaha, Neb; and David,, Fremont, Neb.; and six grandchildren.

Burial was held April 29, at the Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Omaha, Neb.

Obituary with surnames FINK, MCQUILLIAN, SCHRICK, SYKES submitted by Sue Rush 2010. Date of death Wednesday, April 30, 1997
Taken from the Leavenworth Library (LV Times) May 2, 1997

William Fink

William Fink, Lansing, died Wednesday, April 30, 1997, at his home. He was 77.

He was born Feb. 17, 1920, in Jefferson County, the son of Herman J. and Bertha E. Schrick Fink.

Mr. Fink served in the Army. Following his military service, he returned to Leavenworth where he owned and operated Al & Bill's Radiator and Welding Shop.

He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.

He married Evelyn McQuillan on Aug. 17, 1949.

Survivors include a Daughter, Linda Sykes, Novi, Mich.; a son Roger Fink, Lansing; two brothers, Ray Fink, Leavenworth, and Herman Fink, Stayton, Ore.; a sister, Mildred Fink, Leavenworth; and two granddaughters.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Belden Sexton Sumpter Funeral Chapel. Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday where a rosary service will be held at 6:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am. Monday at the Immaculate Conception Church. The Rev. Terrence Cyr, O. Carm., will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Muncie Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames ATHEY, FARRELL, LOHMAN, MOSER, WIND submitted by Sue Rush 1997. Date of death Wednesday, May 28, 1997
Taken from the Leavenworth Times May 29, 1887

JACK LOHMAN

Jack W. Lohman, Leavenworth, died Wednesday, may 28 1997, at the Providence Medical Center, KC, Kansas. He was 89.

He was born in Leavenworth County on June 16, 1907, the son of Henry John and Flora Athey Lohman.

Mr. Lohman worked at Campbell's Grocery in Lansing from 1923 to 19466. He also owned grocery stores in Leavenworth in the early 1950's. He had worked at the Leavenworth National Bank from 1955 until retirement in 1972.

He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church and had served the church by holding several offices earlier in life.

He was married 47 years to Christine W. Moser. She died in 1973. He then married Virginia Farrell. She died in 1993.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol R. Wind, Lansing; a son, the Rev. John R. Lohman, Rockwell City, Iowa; a stepson, Mike Farrell, Leavenworth; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home

. Services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. Paul Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at the Mount Muncie Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Dakota Boys' Ranch.

Obituary with surnames FINEGAN, FORGE, JACKSON, LEE submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Monday, June 30, 1997
Taken from the Leavenworth Times July 2, 1997 by Sue Rush. Death date June 30, 1997.

Gertrude Forge

Gertrude A. Forge, Leavenworth, died Monday, June 30, 1997, at the Leavenworth County Infirmary. She was 87.

She was born Feb. 7, 1910, in Atchison, the daughter of Bernard D. Francis and Winnie Loretta Finegan Lee.

Mrs. Forge attended Saint Mary College at the age of 51 and graduated with her teaching degree at the age of 55. She had been a teacher at St. Teresa School in Parkville, Mo., for 20 years until she retired in 1975. After retirement, she tutored children in reading until illness forced her to stop. Teaching was her life, especially teaching reading.

She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Church.

She married Henry J. Forge on June 22, 1932, in Leavenworth. He died Nov. 11, 1976.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Maureen Gertrude Forge; two brothers, Louis and Victor Lee; and one sister, Geraldine Lee.

Survivors include two daughters, Bernadette Ann Forge, Topeka, and Mary Winifred Jackson, Leavenworth; two sons, Richard J. Forge, Leavenworth, and Henry Lee Forge, Kansas City, Kan.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Belden Sexton Sumpter Funeral Chapel where a rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church. The Rev. Terrence Cyr, O. Carm., will officiate. Burial will follow at the Mount Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Leavenworth County Catholic schools.

Obituary with surnames CAPESIUS, KREMER, WATKINS, ZULE submitted by Sue Rush 1997. Date of death Sunday, August 10, 1997
from Leavenworth Times

DOROTHY E.ZULE, Easton, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 1997, at her home. She suffered from cancer. She was 67.
She was born June 30, 1930, the daughter of Aloysius and Barbara Kremer Capesius.
Mrs. Zule grew up in the Easton area and attended Easton and Winchester schools. She graduated from Winchester High School in 1947 and attended Saint Mary's College in Leavenworth. She taught grade school in the rural area for a short time.
She was a homemaker and resided in the Easton area most of her married life. She was actively involved in the family dairy business.
She was a member of the St. Lawrence Parish, Easton. She was also a member of the Millwood homemakers Unit.
She married William Zule on may 18, 1948, at St. Lawrence Church. He survives at the home.
Other survivors include one daughter, Diane Watkins, Easton; three sons, Dean Zule, Leavenworth, and David and Greg Zule, both of Easton,12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Yvonne Zule; two brothers, Leon Capesius and Gary Capesius; and a granddaughter.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel where a rosary will be recited at 6;30 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Lawrence Church, Easton. Burial will follow in the St. Lawrence Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Hospice of Leavenworth.

Obituary with surnames CAPESUIS, WATKINS, ZULE submitted by Sue Rush 1997. Date of death Thursday, October 9, 1997
WILLIAM ZULE

William C. Zule, Easton, died Thursday, Oct. 9,1997 at Cushing Memorial hospital. He was 73.
He was born March 12, 1924, in Leavenworth County, the son of Charles W. and Pauline Linaweaver Zule.
Mr Zule grew up in the McLouth area and attended a one-room schoolhouse. Early in his life, he worked as a trucker and milk hauler. He was a lifelong farmer and was engaged in dairy faring in the Easton community since 1949.
He was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Easton.
He married Dorothy E. Capesuis on May 18, 1948, at St. Lawrence Church in Easton. She preceded him in death on Aug. 10, 1997.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Robert Zule, and a granddaughter
. Survivors include one daughter, Diane Watkins, Easton; three sons, Dean, David and Greg Zule, all of Easton; 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. at the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Easton. Burial will follow at the St. Lawrence Cemetery
. Memorial contributions may be given to Cushing Memorial Hospital Volunteer Program or St. Lawrence Church.

Obituary with surnames AHRLING, JONES, SEARLES, SWENSON, YOUNG submitted by Sue Rush 1997. Date of death Wednesday, November 19, 1997
Taken form the Leavenworth Times-Nov. 20, 1997

EDWARD SEARLES III

Edward C. Searles III, Leavenworth died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1997, at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. He was 49.

He was born March 6, 1948, at Leavenworth, the son of Edward C. II and Verneil M. Searles.

Mr. Searles graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1966. He attended Baker University and worked with his father in the family owned insurance and real estate business.

Survivors include his father, Edward C. Searles II, Leavenworth; four sisters, Charneil M. Swenson, Lawrence, Sunday J. Ahrling, Chicago, Tracy K. Searles, St. Louis, and Kimberly A. Searles-Young, Leavenworth; two nieces and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Verneil M. Searles, June 28, 1994; and one brother, Steven Searles, 1960.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the Davis Funeral Chapel. Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.

Services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral chapel. The Rev. Howard Jones will officiate. Burial will follow in the Easton Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames BUTZINE, HOBBS, MOORE, WAIT submitted by Sue Rush 1997. Date of death Saturday, December 27, 1997
from Leavenworth Times

JUNE E. MOORE, formerly of Leavenworth, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997, at Clairmont Nursing Center in Tyler, Texas. She was 84.

She was born April 23, 1913, in Leavenworth, the daughter of Francis and Elizabeth Butzin Wait.

She married Howard Moore and he preceded her in death in 1989. They had lived in Enid, Okla. for 30 years.

She was a member of the church of Christ in Enid.

Survivors include three sons, Howard E. Moore, Tyler, Texas; Roy E. Moore, Burleson, Texas; and Guy A. Moore, Portland, Ore.; one brother, Francis Wait, Decatur, Ga.; and 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Ellen Hobbs

. Friends may call at the funeral chapel after 12 p.m. Tuesday at the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Sunset Memory Gardens. Memorials are requested to Alzheimers Association.

Obituary with surnames AHRLING, CONNELLY, JONES, SEARLES, SMITH, WILLIAMS, YOUNG submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Saturday, January 3, 1998
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Jan. 4, 1998 by Sue Rush. Death date Jan. 3, 1998.

Edward C. Searles II, Leavenworth, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 1998, at Cushing Hospital. He was 78.

He was born May 5, 1919, at Easton, the son of Edward C. and Birdie M. Connelly Searles.

Mr. Searles served in the Navy during World War II. Following his fathers death, he took over the insurance and real estate business that had been in the family since 1906. He owned and operated the E.C. Searles Insurance Agency since 1956 and retired in 1986. Up until his death, he still handled life, health and crop insurance.

He was a member of the Lions Club for many years; a 50 year member and past master of the Masonic Lodge No. 45, Easton; past member of the A.U.S.A.; past member of the Leavenworth Country Club; one of the oldest members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, having been a member since 1946; and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

He married Verneil Williams on June 8, 1940, at Platte City. She died June 28, 1994.

He was also preceded in death by two sons, Edward C. Searles III, Nov. 19, 1997, and Steven M. Searles, 1960; and one sister, Lucy B. Smith.

Survivors include four daughters, Charneil M. Swenson, Lawrence, Sunday J. Ahrling, Chicago, Tracy K. Searles, St. Louis, and Kimberly A Searles-Young, Leavenworth; and three grandchildren.

Friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Davis Funeral Chapel. Family visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral chapel.

Services will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel. The Rev. Howard Jones will officiate. Burial will follow in the Easton Cemetery.

Memorial may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Obituary with surnames FINK, MORITZ, SCRITCHFIELD submitted by Sue Rush 1998. Date of death Friday, April 3, 1998
from Leavenworth Times

CHRIS L. MORITZ, of Lansing died Friday, April 3, 1998, at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He was 50.

He was born Nov. 12, 1947 in Salina, the son of Theodore and Maxine Scritchfield Moritz, who preceded him in death.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1965 to 1967. He was employed by Betty's Trucking Co. of DeSoto.

He married Terri Fink on April 24, 1973 in Lansing. She survives at home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Jill Mortiz, and four sons, Jeffery, Justin, Jason and Joshua Mortiz, all of Lansing.

Friends may call at the funeral chapel after 4 p.m. Sunday, with a visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Monday at the elden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, with Father Michael Stubbs officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the Dream Factory.

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