Leavenworth County, Kansas Obituaries

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Obituary with surnames BERG, ELMEN, JOST, LINDSEY, YOUNGBLOOD submitted by Lv2005. Date of death Sunday, October 2, 2005
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Wednesday, October 5, 2005.

Malcolm F. Berg

Malcolm F. Berg, Leavenworth, passed away Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005.

Malcolm was born March 31, 1920 in Leavenworth, the son of Earl M. and Hazel M. Jost Berg.

He served in the Navy. He was a nurses' aid at the Eisenhower VA Medical Center and a barber.

He was a member of the Masons and a Shriner.

On Jan. 14, 1945 he married Jeanette Lindsay. She preceded him in death in 1995.

On Feb. 14, 1997 he married Waunetha R. Youngblood. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include three sons: Frederick L. Berg, Leavenworth, Allen E. Berg, Kelso, Wash., and Dennis C. Berg, Olathe; two step-daughters, June R. Williamson, Potter, and Grace A. Long, Omaha; and two brothers, Alvin and Harold Berg; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Elmer and Earl Berg; and one sister, Hazel Elmen.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2005 at the chapel.

Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.

Obituary with surnames AHRLING, FROMM, HADL, JONES, SEARLES, SWENSON, YOUNG submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Thurs. 12-1-2005 by Sue Rush--Death date Nov.29,2005

Sunday Ahrling

Sunday J. Ahrling, of Gurnee, Ill., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, in Lake Forest, Ill. She was born Nov, 28, 1943, in Leavenworth.

Sunday was an avid nature enthusiast, horse woman, animal advocate and Wildlife Rescue Specialist. She also enjoyed various forms of dancing. Sunday retired after working 35 years for United Airlines as a flight attendant. She had an outstanding career and was recognized multiple times with the "Best of the Best" award.

Sunday is survived by her loving husband Curtis H. Ahrling of Gurnee, Ill.; sisters Charneil (Michael) Swenson of Leawood, Tracy Jones of St. Louis and Kimberly (Tony) Young of Leavenworth; nieces and nephews John W. Hadl II, Jacqueline Fromm, Krystal Young, Katelyn Young and Kyle Young; great-nieces and nephew Marti Fromm, Julie Fromm and Edward Fromm; a brother-in-law on her husband's side, Keith E. Ahrling; and father-in-law Harold A. Ahrling.

Sunday was preceded in death by her parents, Verneil and Edward Searles, and brothers, Edward C. Searles III and Stephen Searles.

Visitation will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at Marsh Funeral Home, 305 Cemetery Road, Gurnee, Ill. The memorial service will follow beginning at 10:45 a.m. Burial will be private.

Obituary with surnames BURGOYNE, DIETSCH, MAY, MILLER, MUNIO, OGG, PECK, WALLACE submitted by Sue Rush 2006. Date of death Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Dec. 14, 2005

Thomas Boone

Thomas W. Boone, 79, Leavenworth, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, at Cushing Memorial Hospital.

He was born Sept. 8, 1926, in Tientsin, China, the son of Joseph Winfield Boone and Ruby Burgoyne May Boone. On Nov. 27, 1953, he married Dr. Phyllis Ogg. She preceded him in death on Feb. 26, 1966.

Tom was a long-time attorney in Leavenworth, practicing for more than 40 years.

Tom graduated from Salt Lake City High School, attended the University of Utah and received his law degree from the University of Kansas.

He served as a precinct committee member for the Republican Party in Leavenworth County. He was a member of the Kansas Bar Association, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and the Elks Lodge.

Tom is survived by his brother, Daniel Boone of Utah, and several close friends, including Walter and Martha Dietsch, Connie Miller, Patty Amacher Wallace and Linda Amacher Peck.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 at Davis Funeral Chapel, 531 Shawnee St. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 at the funeral chapel. The very Rev. Michael Munro will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Muncie Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association

Obituary with surnames BAKER, CAMPBELL, DOMINICK, ENGLEHART, HARMON, JONES, OERTEL submitted by Sue Rush 2006. Date of death Friday, December 16, 2005
Taken from the Leavenworth Times December 19, 2005.

Maudie Baker

Maudie P. Baker, Lansing, passed away Friday, Dec. 16, 2005.

She was born the daughter of George W. and Ruby J. (Jones) Campbell on June 21, 1929 in Harrisburg, Mo.

She married James A. Baker on July 27, 1949 in Booneville, Mo. He passed away June 29, 1981.

Maudie retired from Hallmark where she worked as a machine operator for 35 years.

She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Red Hat Club, and a former member of the VFW Auxiliary.

Maudie was very proud that after retiring from Hallmark, she went back to school in 1995 and earned her high school diploma.

She enjoyed bowling and collecting dolls, playing cards with her friends, and Happy Hour at Twin Oaks. Maudie loved spending time with her family and she will be deeply missed.

She is survived by her sons, James A. Baker Jr., Leavenworth, Joseph Baker and wife Kathy, Lansing; daughter, Peggi Baker Englehart and husband Phil, Kansas City, Kan.; sister, Virginia Jones; brothers, Stanley Campbell, Vaughn Campbell, and Harvey Campbell; and seven grandchildren, Jessica Oertel, Nathaniel Baker, Abe Englehart, Zachary Baker, Jacob Englehart, Todd Dominick, and Jennie Harmon.

Her parents, husband, James, and eight brothers and sisters all preceded her in death.

A visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 19, 2005 at the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, 500 Oak St., Leavenworth, (913) 682-1614.

Services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Arthritis Foundation in care of the funeral home.

Obituary with surnames THOMAS, WORRALL submitted by Sue Rush 2006. Date of death Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Dec. 29, 2005

Glenn Worrall


Glenn Edward “Fuzzy” Worrall, 77, Lansing, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, at his home.

Worrall served for four years in the U.S. Air Force before he started a 32-year career working for the Eisenhower VA Medical Center. After retirement, he worked for Mt. Calvary Cemetery and the Fort Leavenworth School District. He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Ann Worrall.

Survivors include his wife, Laura Worrall; his daughter, Debbie Thomas of Lansing; his son, Mike Worrall; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Glenn loved camping, fishing, mushroom hunting, lawn care and working on mowers.

He enjoyed being around his grandchildren and visiting with his friends at the Chatterbox.

He also loved working with Mike, Clint, Casey when mowing yards and cutting wood. He was very well loved by all.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 at Sunset Memorial Chapel, followed by burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30 at the chapel.

Obituary with surnames PAGNONI, PARK submitted by Sue Rush 2006. Date of death Friday, December 30, 2005
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Dec. Dec. 31, 2005

Barbara Park

Barbara Jean Park, 49, Leavenworth, passed away on Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, at her home, with her mother by her side.

She was born the daughter of William L. and Silvia (Pagnoni) Park on March 30, 1956, in Lompac, Calif. Her father preceded her in death.

Barbara worked for Hallmark Cards as a quality control checker for 25 years. She was a 1974 graduate of Immaculata High School, and was a member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church. Barbara enjoyed bowling, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

A visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3 at the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, 500 Oak St., (913) 682-1614. A Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

A service officiated by the Rev. David McEvoy will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

Obituary with surnames BARAGARY, FINK, MALCUIT, MCBROOM, MCCLURE, MURPHY, RUSH, SHERLEY, SLOAN, SPARKS, WINSTEAD, WOOD submitted by Sue Rush 2006. Date of death Tuesday, March 7, 2006
Taken from the Leavenworth Times March 9, 2006 by Sue Rush

Lonnie Rush

Lonnie E. Rush, 73, of Lansing, died Tuesday, March 7, 2006, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

He was born the son of Ned and Josephine (Sherley) Rush on April 16, 1932, in Lansing.

He married Theresa Fink on Nov. 26, 1953; they later divorced. He is survived by his companion of 23 years, Verna Malcuit.

He is also survived by his children: Linda (David) Sparks, Leavenworth, Elaine (Edward) McClure, Lansing, Theresa (Jim) Sloan, Lawrence, Mary Wood, Lansing, Peggy (Walley) Winstead, Lansing, Julie (Todd) McBroom, Lansing, Timothy Rush, Lansing, and Robert (Geneva) Rush, Lansing.

Additional survivors include his siblings, brothers, Robert Rush, Terry Rush and Ed Rush; and sisters, Sherley Baragary, Patricia Fink and Loretta Murphy. Lonnie is also survived by nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Kathy Fink; a son, Lonnie Rush Jr.; a grandson, Adam Sparks; and a son-in-law, Greg Wood.

Lonnie enjoyed fishing and the outdoors. He was a retired stonemason.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2006, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Inurnment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Diabetes Association. Written messages may be forwarded to the family using the condolence page at www.leintzfh.com.

Obituary with surnames ARNOLD, BOEPPLER, EZELL, FINK, KROLL, LONERGAN, MYHAND, RUDDY, SCHMIDT submitted by Sue Rush 2006. Date of death Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Taken from the Leavenworth Times March 20, 2006 by Sue Rush

Bobbie Boeppler


Bobbie “Bunny” Marie Boeppler, 83, Leavenworth, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, March 15, 2006.

She was a life-long resident of Leavenworth, born to Robert and Nell (Arnold) Lonergan on Oct. 27, 1922.

On Nov. 13, 1949, she married Charles E. Boeppler at the St. Ignatius Chapel at Fort Leavenworth. He preceded her in death on May 19, 1994.

She attended Sacred Heart Grade School, St. Mary’s Academy and was a registered nurse, graduating from the St. John Hospital-St. Mary College School of Nursing in 1944. She did private duty for a number of years and worked two years at the old Munson Hospital at Fort Leavenworth and eight years at the former V.A. Hospital at Wadsworth. She was a volunteer school nurse and receptionist at Sacred Heart School for eight years and was Dr. Gary Boston’s nurse for 12 years until 1992. After her husband’s death, she became president of his company, Boeppler and Son Rentals and Construction, and continued running it until her death. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Altar Society, St. John Hospital Guild and the Kansas State Nurses Association. She was on the board of directors of the First J.C. Jaynes and vice president of the Mothers’ Club of Sacred Heart. She was Brownie leader for 10 years and received the Girl Scout service award.

She is survived by two sons, Charles Boeppler and wife Amy and Bret Boeppler, both of Leavenworth; five daughters, Sue Kroll of Leavenworth, Janelle Fink and husband Alan, Charlyn Myhand and husband Brad, both of Easton, Elcy Ezell of Leavenworth and Rebecca Schmidt and husband Klaus of Eureka, Kan.; 14 grandchildren, Jennifer, Jeffrey, Noel, Sara, Andrew, Lindsey, Luke, Katie, Bobbie Brooke, Betsy, Bailey, Chuck, Becky Sue and Joshua; three great-grandchildren, Chelcy, Kyle and Hannah; one niece, three nephews; and several cousins.

Her parents, husband Charles and sister Margaret Ruddy all preceded her in death.

A visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2006, at the Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, 707 S. Sixth St. in Leavenworth, (913) 682-2820. A Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

A Mass of Christian burial officiated by the Rev. David McEvoy will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2006, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Mount Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Sacred Heart Altar Society or LAWS, both in care of the funeral home. Sue Rush karensue37@netzero.net

Obituary with surnames BEQUETTE, KELLER, KOWALEWSKI, MERILATT, MONSELL, MUNCY, SPINDLER, TAYLOR, TUTTLE submitted by Sue Rush 2006. Date of death Friday, April 7, 2006
From the Leavenworth Times April 10, 2006

Helen Monsel

Helen Irene Monsell, 82, Leavenworth, Kan., passed away Friday, April 7, 2006, at her home.

Helen was born Aug. 15, 1923, in Leavenworth, the daughter of Frederick and Alberta (Tuttle) Spindler.

On Feb. 28, 1942, in Papillion, Neb., she married Lyle E. Monsell. He survives her at the home.

She is also survived by her daughter, Judy Keller and husband Gary of Platte City, Mo.; brother, Fred Spindler; sister Donna Kowalewski; granddaughter, Stacey Bequette and husband Paul; great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Taylor and Darian.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Russell Spindler; and sister, Venita Merilatt.

Helen was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church of Leavenworth. She and her husband enjoyed collecting and restoring antiques.

No visitation is planned. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at Sunset Memory Gardens.

The Rev. Jerry Muncy will officiate.

Obituary with surnames BOLIA, HAIFLEY, RAYE, SNYDER, WAITLEY, WIND submitted by Sue Rush 2006. Date of death Thursday, April 20, 2006
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Monday 4-24-2006 by Sue Rush

CHARLES WIND

Charles Phillip Wind, born in Winfield, Kan., on March 6, 1933, the son of Victor E. and Margaret Haifley Wind, died on April 20, 2006, at the age of 73.

He graduated from Winfield High School in May 1951.

He was a member of the 35th Division of the Kansas National Guard. He then joined the U.S. Air Force.

He worked as a radio operator and served a tour in Korea. In 1955, he left the Air Force and went to the University of Kansas and later transferred to St. John’s College in Winfield.

He was married to Carol Ruth Lohman of Lansing on Aug. 12, 1956, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Leavenworth.

He is survived by his wife Carol, of the home; a son, Craig R. Wind of Oxford, Michigan; a daughter and son-in-law, Cathlyn (Katie) and Skip Bolia of Arkansas City, Kan.; a brother, James L. Wind of San Diego, Calif.; two grandchildren, Derek Waitley and Christie Waitley, both of Leavenworth; one great-grandson, Christopher Eric Raye, son of Christie Waitley; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert A. Wind.

He was an accountant, and retired from Fort Leavenworth Non-Appropriated Funds Central Accounting. He was treasurer of the city of Lansing from 1964 to 1970 and from 1976 to 1980. He held a real estate license from 1979 to 1981.

He was active in church work at St. Paul Lutheran Church from 1960 to 1984 and at Trinity Lutheran Church from 1985 to 2006. He enjoyed singing in the church choir.

He enjoyed golf and was a member of the Leavenworth Country Club from 1965 to 2004.

He also enjoyed reading and history. He was a life member of the VFW, the American Legion Post 411 of Lansing and NARFE Chapter 27.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2006, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 2101 Tenth Ave. in Leavenworth. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2006, at the church. The Rev. Damian Snyder will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Muncie Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity House through Trinity Lutheran Church or ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Foundation, 6950 Squibb Road, Suite 210, Mission, KS 66202. Davis Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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