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Taken from the Leavenworth Times Oct. 8, 2007 by Sue Rush. Death date Oct. 4, 2007 |
Herman Schultz Jr.Herman Charles Schultz Jr. passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007.
He was born April 15, 1920, to Herman Sr. and Ida Schultz of Leavenworth.
He served in the Army from 1942 to 1946. After working for the government for 35 years, he retired as a surgical technician at the VA Medical Center in Leavenworth.
Herman was a lifetime member of the V.F.W., a member of the American Legion and a Golden Eagle. He enjoyed many hobbies such as bowling, camping, boating and fishing - especially when his grandchildren were involved. Herman was very fond of working in his yard and tinkering around the house. He married Irene Ross on Nov. 8, 1950, in Winchester, Kan.
He is survived by his wife, Irene; his two daughters, Sharon Zwickel (Don) and Mary Ann Garsow, both of Leavenworth; and his grandchildren, Brian Garsow (Jen) of Lansing, Brad Garsow (Aimee) of Leavenworth and Leigh Ann Johnson (Jon) of Overland Park, Kan. Herman was also blessed with five great-grandchildren, Kyle, Jared, Cora and Joseph Garsow and Julian Johnson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Dawna Renee' Zwickel.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, at the First Presbyterian Church, 407 Walnut. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Ronald H.N. VanSchenkhof will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Davis Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Oct. 10, 2007 by Sue Rush. Death date Oct. 7, 2007 |
George William StuddardGeorge William Studdard, 73, a 43-year resident of Wichita Falls, Texas, passed away on Oct. 7, 2007.
George was born on June 14, 1934, in Lansing, to Thelma (Potter) Studdard and William Studdard. He graduated in 1951 from Lansing Rural High School and joined the U.S. Air Force in 1952. In 1958, he married Caroline Adams of Shelby, Mont. His 21 years of service in the Air Force included tours in Germany, England, Labrador, California and Vietnam. He retired from the Air Force after serving at Sheppard Air Force Base and settling his family in Wichita Falls in 1973. George held the position of athletic director for the city of Wichita Falls Parks and Recreation Department for 23 years, and continued working part-time at Weeks Park Golf Course and as a school crossing guard in his retirement.
Throughout his life he was involved in numerous athletic and service organizations in the city and state. He was state umpire-in-chief for the Texas Amateur Softball Association for 20 years and served as a Texas ASA District 9 commissioner for 30 years. He was inducted into the Texas ASA Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Hall of Fame in 2005. He was a charter member of the Texas ASA Umpire Hall of Honor and the National Indictor Fraternity ASA of America. He was a lifetime member of ASA of America and TAAF.
Other athletic affiliations included North Central Texas Officials Association, Wichita Falls Chapter Southwest Basketball Officials Association, WF Chapter Southwest Football Officials Association, WF Chapter Southwest Baseball Umpire Association and the Sunrise Optimist Girls Fast Pitch. Community service and memberships included VFW, Knights of Columbus 3rd and 4th Degree, The Place Board of Directors, Sunrise Optimist Club and Meals on Wheels. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, where he served as an usher, and helped with the Catholics Coming Home and Chalice family programs.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Caroline; two sons, Joe Studdard of Wichita Falls and Bill Studdard of Austin, Texas; a daughter and son-in-law, Charmaine and Troy Provost of Fort Worth, Texas; a daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Royce Gossett of Cross Roads, Texas; two grandchildren, Stephen and Loren Gossett of Cross Roads; and a sister and brother-in-law, Rose and Jerry Knickerbocker of Gore, Va.
The wake service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home in Wichita Falls.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. It will be officiated by the Rev. John Swistovich with concelebrants being the Rev. Ray McDaniel and the Rev. Stephen Berg. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home.
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Nov. 6, 2007 by Sue Rush. Death date Nov. 5, 2007 |
Eric Justin Cruce, 34, of Lawrence, Kan., accidentally drowned while fishing on Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at Shawnee County Lake.
He was born Aug. 2, 1973, in Leavenworth, the son of Charles F. and Sheryl R. (Steed) Cruce.
He is survived by his father and step-mother, Charles and Denise Cruce of Lansing; his children, Caitlyn Cruce of Lansing and Haley Cruce of Lawrence; his companion, Melanie Allison of the home and her children, Caleb Miller and Makaela Allison; and his siblings, Jason (Marae) Cruce and Chelsea Cruce.
Eric was preceded in death by his mother; his aunt, Sally Kenyon; and his grandparents, William and Lucille Cruce, and Ray and Jean Steed.
He was employed at Midwest Graphic Inc. in Lawrence.
Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, at the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Garden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund for Eric's children has been established at Citizens National Bank, 601 N. Main St., Lansing, KS 66043. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leintzfh.com.
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Dec. 12, 2007 by Sue Rush. Death date Dec. 8, 2007. |
Charles "Charlie" Byron Hall, 75, of Lansing, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, while surrounded by his family. Charles was born Oct. 28, 1932, in Leavenworth, to Byron and Zula Hall, and was raised in Weston, Mo. He graduated from Weston High School in 1950. He attended Denver University and then served as a "Seabee" in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He worked as a machinist at Great Western Manufacturing Company in Leavenworth for 10 years and was then recruited by Hallmark Cards, where he worked for 33 years.He was a long-time member and head deacon of the Elm Gcont Baptist Church, where he led the music for more than 20 years.
He served on the Lansing City Council for 12 years. He was a member of the Gideon's International and was a past grand master of the Lansing Masonic Lodge. In his spare time, he enjoyed helping with building projects in the community, and hunting and fishing with his family.
He was preceded in death by his father, Byron Hall, in 1986, and by his mother, Zula (Hill) Hall, in 2006.
Survivors include his wife of almost 49 years, Barbara (Burket) Hall of the home; a son, Jonathan C. Hall and wife Lauri of McLouth; his daughters, Jennifer B. Manthe and husband Joseph Jr. of Lansing and Kristen M. Hall of Hot Springs, Ark.; a son, Timothy B. Hall and wife Ronda of Kearney, Mo.; one sister, Frances Tompkins and husband Verlin of Lansing; one brother, Bob Hall of Lansing; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter on the way; and a host of co-workers, friends and family.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, at the Elm Grove Baptist Church in Bonner Springs, with burial following in the Elm Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at a visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, at the church. Memorial contributions can be made to the Elm Grove Baptist Church's Building Fund.
Arrangements by Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, Bonner Springs, 913-422-4074.
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Dec. 17, 2007 by Sue Rush. Death date Dec. 15, 2007 |
Thomas ThompsonThomas G. (Gary) Thompson, Leavenworth, Kan., passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, at his home.
Gary was born Feb. 10, 1940, in Camden Point, Mo., the son of George T. and Helen M. (Miller) Thompson.
On Sept. 2, 1973, he married Brenda Collard. He leaves behind his wife of 34 years, Brenda Thompson, his son, Todd G. Thompson, of the home, son Chad Thompson and wife Melissa; daughter, Kelly and husband Kyle Smith, daughter Kim and husband Jeff Pieratt, and son Craig T. Thompson, Leavenworth; six grandchildren: Ryan and Kelsey Hoppe, Jaclyn Gann, Tyler Pieratt, Katie and Allison Thompson; several nephews and numerous cousins; a sister, Sharon K. Fitzgerald and husband Steve Fitzgerald; brother-in-law Brad Collard and wife Nancy Collard.
Gary was owner and co-founder of Thompson Concrete Construction for 40 years. He retired in 2005 due to chronic health problems.
He enjoyed watching cooking shows and exploring new recipes, fishing and restoring a 1939 Chevrolet truck, which he proudly exhibited at car shows and the Leavenworth St. Patrick's Day parade every year.
His greatest joy in life was cooking and being with family, especially every year when he hosted the Thompson Family Christmas Eve with pride and love for 34 years.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 531 Shawnee St., Leavenworth, KS 66048. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, at the funeral chapel. The Rev. Jack Divine will officiate. Burial will follow at the Mount Muncie Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the Leavenworth Humane Society.
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Dec., 27, 2007 by Sue Rush. Death date Dec. 22, 2007 |
Ruth Reynolds YoungMargee Ruth Pence Reynolds Young, 77, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, at Medicalodges of Leavenworth.
Ruth was born Feb. 4, 1930, in Oskaloosa, Kan., on the second wedding anniversary of her parents, Edwin and Ester Fulton Pence. She grew up in Jefferson County, where she met and married Lewis E. "Flupe" Reynolds on Nov. 23, 1950. They raised their children in Leavenworth, where they were long-time members of First United Methodist Church. They enjoyed camping, square dancing, playing pinochle and were active with the Leavenworth County Foster Parents Association.
Lewis "Flupe" Reynolds preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 1977. Ruth was married to Art Young on June 13, 1981, in Leavenworth and moved to Denver, Colo., where they lived before returning to Leavenworth in 1990. They became members of St. Francis de Sales Church in Lansing and enjoyed traveling, visiting with friends, quilting and various volunteer activities in their retirement.
Besides Mr. Young, Ruth is survived by his children, Greg Young of Bloomfield, Colo., Mike (Cindy) Young of Leavenworth, Karen (Matt) Dupont of Denver, Colo., Debby (John) Perak of Dallas, Texas, and Dan (Jennifer) Young of Olathe; and her grandchildren, Christopher, Jessica, Patrick, Andrew, Elizabeth, Derek and Joseph. Ruth is also survived by her daughter, JoAnn (Gordon) Verhaeghe of Overland Park; her sons, Ken (Barb) Reynolds of Monument, Colo., Tom (Sarah) Reynolds of Gladstone, Mo., and John (Lisa) Reynolds of Denver, Colo.; her Reynolds grandchildren, Liz, John, Abby, Jayne, Steele, Jacob, Luke, Jason, Kit and Sara; her brothers, Charles (Barbara) Pence of Winchester, Kan., and Richard (Linda) Pence of The Villages, Fla., and their families; along with a host of other Fulton, Pence, Reynolds and Young relatives she loved dearly.
In addition to her husband Lewis, Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Ernest; a daughter, Margee Lou; and a granddaughter, Rebecca Reynolds.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, at St. Francis de Sales Church in Lansing. A gathering and visitation will follow the mass at the church. Burial will be at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Tuesday, March 11, 2008 by Sue Rush. |
Eleanor Lorraine BakerEleanor Lorraine Baker, 81, of Lansing, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2008, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
Eleanor was born on Oct. 10, 1926, to John and Violet (Simmons) Zink. She was a lifelong resident of Leavenworth, having attended schools within the public system.
She was united in marriage to Carl Richard Baker on March 17, 1952. She spent the majority of her working career waitressing within the restaurant industry.
She also worked for a period of time at Cushing Hospital. Eleanor had several favorite hobbies, including crosswords, crocheting, knitting and sewing.
Her true passion, though, was bowling.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters, four brothers and her son-in-law, Ed Amos.
Eleanor is survived by her son, Jack Baker and wife Barbara of Leavenworth; her daughters, Karla Amos of Lansing and Lena Hill and husband Thomas of Leavenworth; her brothers, Robert Zink of Tonganoxie and Bill Zink of Marceline, Mo.; her sisters, MaryAnn Bradford of Lansing, Cynthia Ries of Watertown, S.D., Betty Estes of Grass Valley, Calif., and Carol Zink of Riverside, Calif.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 2008, in the Belden-Larkin Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2008, in the funeral home with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society. PS: She had another daughter not mentioned, Ruth Lumpkins & husband Bob of Arkansas.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Belden-Larkin Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Condolences may be sent to www.beldenlarkin.com.
Taken from the Leavenworth Times March 13, 2008 by Sue Rush, death date March 11, 2008
David ShanksDavid "Mad Dog" L. Shanks, 69, of Lansing, died Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at his home.
He was born Dec. 9, 1938, in Weston, Mo., the son of Virgil and Merriam (Farmer) Shanks.
After graduation from high school, Dave served in the Air National Guard. After discharge, he married Judy Childs. He later married Mary McBroom.
Dave is survived by his children, Robert "Boomer" Shanks and Jenifer Mittelstaedt of Gardner, Kan.; a step-son Todd (Julie) McBroom of Lansing; two sisters, Margaret Bishop and Carol Schreifels; a brother, Ed "Buck" Shanks; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two siblings, Herman Shanks and Jackie Kirschbaum.
Dave worked in sales most of his life. He worked at Rusty Eck Ford for 13 years and was currently employed at Olathe Ford, where he has worked for the past 18 years.
He enjoyed bowling and playing golf. He especially enjoyed spending time with two of his grandchildren, Cade and Kenna Mittelstaedt.
A memorial visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2008, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Private inurnment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leintzfh.com.
Taken from the Leavenworth Times April 1, 2008 by Sue Rush.
Nicolet "Nikki" E. Csizmazia de Somogy Bernard, 57, of Lansing, died Saturday, March 29, 2008, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
She was born Aug. 28, 1950, in Leavenworth, the daughter of Nico E. and Victor Ann (Eisenring) Csizmazia de Somogy. They preceded her in death.
She graduated from Lansing High School in 1969, Kansas City Kansas Community College in 1992 with an associate of arts degree and from Park College in 1996 with a bachelor of science degree in management.
On Aug. 29, 1981, she married Joseph E. Bernard. He survives at the home. She is also survived by a daughter, Kimberly Thomas-Marek and her husband Shawn Marek of Lansing; her stepchildren, Michael Bernard of Shawnee Mission, Kan., and Jodi (Moses) Arroyo of Shawnee Mission, Kan.; her sisters, Ilka Wrigley of Leavenworth, Susan Carter of Kansas City, Mo., Viki Csizmazia de Somagy of Leavenworth and Luci (Roger) Joyce of El Dorado, Kan.; her grandchildren, Chad and Olivia Marek, Haley and Manny Arroyo and Jason Bernard; and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Nikki worked at Hallmark Cards, and then for the Department of the Army at Fort Leavenworth, where she retired with 30 years of service as a leadership specialist for the Command and General Staff College.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. The rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2008, at St. Frances de Sales Catholic Church, with the Rev. Michael Stubbs as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children's Hospital
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Thursday, April 10, 2008. Death date April 7, 2008
Wilhelmina "Wilma" Mae Vaughn, 94, of Leavenworth, passed away Monday, April 7, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Lansing.
Wilma was born May 15, 1913, to Lawrence and Augusta (Schultz) Kern. She was united in marriage to Vernon Vaughn on Sept. 1, 1937, in Buffalo, Wyo.
She was a life-long resident of Leavenworth, only having lived away for a short period of time. She worked as a nurse's assistant at Cushing Hospital, retiring in 1973. She enjoyed playing cards, gardening, crochet and cooking for family and friends. She was also a member of the Daughters of Isabella.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four brothers; three sisters; and one grandson, Richard Petty.
She is survived by her son, Wendall Vaughn and wife Kathy of Houston, Texas; her daughters, Barbara Bending and husband Jim of Friant, Calif., and Patricia Tuttle and husband Ray of Leavenworth; five grandchildren and; eight great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2008, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Lansing. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens, Leavenworth.
A visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2008, at Belden-Larkin Funeral Home 707 S. Sixth St. in Leavenworth. Family will receive friends from ,6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Golden Living Center or St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Belden-Larkin Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Condolences may be sent and the video tribute may be viewed at www.beldenlarkin.com.
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Wednesday, April 30, 2008 by Sue Rush.
Mrs. Eleanor Irene Wagner, 79, of Easton, died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 27, 2008, at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.
Eleanor was born June 6, 1928, in Wellsville, Kan., the daughter of Edna (Shawen) and Earl Doty. She attended grade school at several one-room schoolhouses in the Jefferson County area. She graduated from Rock Creek High School.
Eleanor married Eugene (Bud) Wagner on April 12, 1950, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. They were married for 31 years until Bud died of cancer in 1981. They lived on the family farm in rural Easton all of their lives, where she worked as a homemaker and farmer's wife. She and Bud spent many wonderful years together and acquired the hobby of collecting McCormick and Beam Decanters for several years. After her husband's death, she worked for approximately 12 years at Country Care Nursing Home in Easton as a cook for the facility. >[? She continued to raise Charolais cattle on the farm and remained very active on the farm, checking cattle and calves, and helping her son Jim continue to run the farm operation.
She was an avid KU basketball fan, and although she was sick, she watched them win the Final Four this spring. She also enjoyed gardening, checking fences while walking on the farm and spending holidays with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Eleanor was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and Altar Society for 58 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her brothers, Harold Doty, Alvin Doty and Floyd Doty; her infant siblings, Louise and twins Irma and Irvin; her son-in-law, Archie Griffee; her brother-in-law, Clarence Wagner; and her sisters-in-law, Cecilia Beying, Betty Doty and Rhinetta Doty.
Eleanor is survived by her daughters, Susan Griffee and Peggy (Randy) Clark, both of Easton; her sons, Jim (Rheta) Wagner of Easton and Kenny (Teresa) Wagner of Florida; her grandchildren, Michael (Wendi) Jones and Tricia (Les) Jones-Molt, both of Atchison, Nick (Wendy) Clark and Sara (Justin) Griffee-Green, both of Easton, Rachel Wagner and Paul Wagner, both of Lawrence, and Ashley (Robbie) Wagner-Mullins and Brandy (Josh) Wagner-Nikes, both of Leavenworth; her great-grandchildren, Kaelan, Kirby and Kamelia Jones and Michele and Adison Molt, all of Atchison, and Ronnie and Tristan Clark and Austin Green, all of Easton; her siblings, Leland Doty and Evelyn Doty-Wagner, both of Easton; and a former daughter-in-law, Marylee Wagner of Easton.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2008, with a prayer service at 8 p.m. at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 2, 2008, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Easton with the Rev. Keith Lunsford as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery.
From the Leavenworth Times Thursday, May 1, 2008 by Sue Rush. |
Karan J. Foster, 61, of Basehor, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
Karan was born Jan. 2, 1947, in San Jose, Calif., the daughter of Harlon and Irene Hendrix Shelton. On Jan. 31, 1986, she married Larry D. Foster. He survives her.
Other survivors include two daughters, Jennifer Marie Schmalstieg of Effingham, Kan., and Theresa Louise McCreath of White City, Kan.; one son, Michael William Forge of Leavenworth; one brother, Thomas Foster of Colorado; three sisters, Sandra Jauernig of Leavenworth, Linda Russell of Oklahoma and Cheryl Wagner of Oklahoma; and eight grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, William Shelton.
Karan was a registered nurse for 41 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening and her cats.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2008, at the Davis Funeral Chapel in Leavenworth.
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