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b. 23 Aug 1925 - Fort Morgan, Colorado
d. 30 Dec 2007 - Fort Morgan, Colorado
From Fort Morgan Times, Fort Morgan, CO - 2 Jan 2008, Submitted by Henry L.Schmick
Elmer Sagel, 82, died Dec. 30, 2007 at his home in Fort Morgan, Colo. He was born Aug. 23, 1925 to Henry and Emma (Propp) Sagel in Fort Morgan where he lived his whole life.
Elmer married Ruth CHRISTENSEN in Brush on Feb. 10, 1952. He worked for Culligan Water, Clatworthy's and McLagan’s Creamery before going into farming southwest of Fort Morgan. He retired from farming in 1993.
Elmer was an active member of the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer and served on church council, choir member and several other committees. He was a member of the Elks Lodge where he enjoyed special friendships, along with many hands of cribbage and poker. He served on the boards of Farmland Co-op, Morgan County REA, TriState and the Bijou Irrigation System.
Family and friends will remember Elmer for his homemade wine, peanut brittle, oatmeal raisin cookies, banana bread, cross-stitch work, his quick laugh and willingness to lend a hand.
Elmer was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth in 2000; parents, Henry and Emma Sagel, and brother, Ed.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen (Larry) Gilbert of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Barb Sagel of Denver; one son, John Sagel of Fort Morgan; two grandchildren, Michelle Gilbert of Fort Collins and Dan Gilbert of Orlando, Fla.; one sister, Caroline Weimer of Denver; one brother, Art Sagel of Fort Morgan, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation is scheduled today from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Heer & Jolliffe Mortuary.
Funeral services are scheduled Thursday, Jan. 3, at 10:30 a.m. at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in Fort Morgan. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens in Fort Morgan.
See Elizabeth Brossart
b. 13 Aug 1916 - Ellis County, Kansas
d. 17 Feb 2008 - Victoria, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, February 19, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
HAYS - Katie Herman, 91, died Feb. 17, 2008, at St. John's Heath Care Center, Victoria.
She was born Aug. 13, 1916, in rural Ellis County, the daughter of Aloys A. and Clementine Billinger Sander.
She belonged to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella, Christian Mothers, Perpetual Eucharist Adoration and St. John's of Hays Auxiliary, all of Hays.
On Nov. 4, 1941, she married Edwin W. HERMAN, Ransom. He died Sept. 29, 2001.
Survivors include: two sons, Eddie D. Herman, Hays, Gary L. Herman, Circlrville; two daughters, Vera Soderberg, Dodge City, Verda Johnson, Utica; 16 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by: three brothers, Clemens Sander, Sylerius Sander, Alec Sander; two infant brothers; five sisters, Genevieve Sander, Sophie Dreiling, Barbara Knoll, Lucina Sander, Lorinda Sander; and an infant sister.
Christian Mothers rosary, Perpetual Eucharist Adoration rosary and St. John's of Hays rosary all will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, a Vigil Service will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and a Daughters of Isabella rosary is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, all at Cline's Mortuary, Hays. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Thursday at Cline's Mortuary of Hays. Burial will be in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria. Memorials may be sent to St. Josephs Catholic Church or Masses.
SALKE, Hiltrude M.
See Hiltrude M. Hess
b. 26 Apr 1917 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
d. 22 Dec 2007 - Colorado Springs, Colorado
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 6 Jan 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Josephine Sams Walter, former longtime Scottsbluff resident, passed away on Dec. 22, 2007, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
A Memorial service was held in Colorado Springs Dec. 28. Memorials may be made to the Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation, 825 Pikes Peak Avenue, Suite 600, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.
Jo was born April 26, 1917, in Scottsbluff to Cora Violetta and Harvey Ludell Sams. After graduating from Scottsbluff High School in 1935, she attended Colorado State Teachers' College in Greeley for one year and then studied nursing at Children's Hospital in Denver for two years. On October 30, 1939, Jo married William G. WALTER in Scottsbluff and they raised their six children there. Jo enjoyed many busy years, caring for her family and remaining actively involved in the Scottsbluff community. Bill managed KSTF Channel 10 for many years and also served as the Scottsbluff Mayor for 3 years.
In 1972, Bill's job took the family to Cheyenne, Wyo. Later moves took them to Grand Junction and Durango, Colo. After her children were grown, Jo began a new career in retail jewelry sales, which she enjoyed immensely. In 1984, Jo and Bill retired to Green Valley, Ariz., where they contributed their time to local charities, including the Food Bank and White Elephant Thrift Store. Eleven years later, Jo and Bill moved to Colorado Springs to be closer to their children. When her husband passed away in 2003, Jo moved to the Sunridge Retirement Center where she made many new friends and participated in activities until her death.
Wherever she lived, Jo was an active member of P.E.O. and church groups such as Circle, Mariners and Sages. She and Bill were faithful members of the Methodist and Presbyterian churches. Her favorite pastimes were playing bridge and golfing. Jo continually cared for her relatives in their advancing years, and friends in times of hardship.
Survivors include her children, Julie Landeen of Riverton, Utah, Jim and Pam Walter of Lincoln, Neb., Carol and Norman Barney of Olathe, Kan., Jenny and Jerry Bernhardt of Colorado Springs, Colo., Christie and John Bolender of Casper, Wyo. and Bill Walter, Jr. of Logan, Utah; brother, Don and Eliza Sams of Lincoln, Neb.; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Jo was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Walter; granddaughter, Erin Walter; sisters, Angeline Woods and Lenore Everett; and brothers, Harvey Sams and Eldon Sams.
HAYS - Herman, Katie, 91, died Feb. 17, 2008. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survivors: sons, Eddie, Gary; daughters, Vera Soderberg, Verda Johnson; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Cline's Mortuary. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 2/19/2008.
b. 8 Dec 1885 - Russia
d . 7 Sep 1953
The Dickinson ND Press - 12 Sep 1953, Submitted by email@example.com
Funeral services for Christ Schaaf, farmer living near St. Placidus community, were held Monday, Sept. 7, from the St. Placidus church with Fr. James Reilly officiating. The deceased died at his home Friday, Sept. 4, from a heart condition.
Mr. Schaaf was born in Russia Dec. 8, 1885. He came to the Richardton area in 1907 and homesteaded at the St. Placidus community.
He was married to Victoria WETZSTEIN in 1915. She preceded him in death in 1931 and he was married to Bertha BERGER in Canada March 31, 1933.
Besides his wife Bertha, he is survived by sons, Val Schaaf, Mott; Dominic Schaaf, California; Christ. Jr., Mott; daughters, Mrs. Tolley Williams, Salem, Ore.; and Mrs. Peter Olheiser, Eugene, Ore. There are also 10 grandchildren.
Pallbearers for Mr. Schaaf were John B. Steiner, Val Senn, John Herner, Math Schmidt, Kasper Greff and Jacob Dassinger. The Mischel-Olson chapel had charge of arrangements. The Dickinson ND Press 12 Sep 1953
b. 11 Feb 1878 - Russia
d. 6 Feb 1953
The Dickinson ND Press - 7 Feb 1953, Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank Schaff died at the age of 74, at the St. Joseph’s hospital Friday, Feb. 6. Cause of death was pneumonia and complications of old age. He has been ill for about two years.
Funeral services will be conducted at the St. Thomas church in Gladstone Monday at 9 a.m. with Father Walker as officiating pastor. Burial will be made in the St. Thomas cemetery.
Mr. Schaff was born in Russia Feb. 11, 1878. He came to the United States in 1890 and was married to Kathryn MAGELKY at Parkston S. D., in 1898. Eleven children were born to them, five of whom died in infancy.
Besides his wife he is survived by four sons, Fred, Mandan; Leo, Dickinson; Albert, Spokane, Wash.; and Peter, Chewelah, Wash., and two daughters, Mrs. Frank Wanner, Dickinson and Mrs. John Beeth, Bemidji, Minn. There are also 25 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
The Mischel-Olson funeral home is in charge of arrangements. The Dickinson ND Press 7 Feb 1953.
SCHAFF, Victor John
b. 13 Mar 1894 - Glen Ullin, North Dakota
d. Jul 1951
From The Dickinson ND Press 28 Jul 1951, Submitted by email@example.com
Glen Ullin – Requiem mass was heard at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Cecelia Catholic church in Harvey, for Victor John Schaff, native of Glen Ullin. Military rites were conducted by the American Legion and burial was in Bismarck, the Glen Ullin Times reports.
Dr. Schaff had been a practicing chiropractor in Harvey since 1925 and had been ill for the past two weeks, but had been improving and death came unexpectedly.
He was born in Glen Ullin on March 13, 1894. He served for seven months in the army in World War I. In 1920 he married Frances Schantz at Glen Ullin. They moved to Harvey in 1925 where he has been active in community affairs. The Dickinson ND Press 28 Jul 1951
SCHAFFER, Hildegard E.
b. 21 Mar 1917 - Spearville, Kansas
d. 21 Mar 2008 - Hays, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, March 23, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
HAYS - Hildegard E. Kreutzer, 91, died March 21, 2008, at Hays Medical Center. She was born March 21, 1917, in Spearville. She was a retired school teacher and taught school in Rush County country schools for seven years, then taught at Hillside School and Bride Port School, Wichita, for seven years, and then at McConnell Air Base School for 10 years. On Sept. 6, 1948, she married John F. KREUTZER. He died July 9, 2007. Survivors include: 18 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Reinhold Schaffer, Harold Schaffer, and a sister, Genevieve Legleiter.
Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Cline's Mortuary of Hays. Funeral Mass will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Liebenthal. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the American Red Cross or the masses, both in care of the funeral home.
SCHAFFER, Hildegard E.
b. 21 Mar 1917 - Spearville, Kansas
d. 21 Mar 2008 - Hays, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Sunday, March 23, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Hildegard E. Kreutzer, 91, Hays, formerly of Wichita, died Friday, March 21, 2008, at Hays Medical Center. She was born March 21, 1917, in Spearville to John Phillip and Rose (Herrman) Schaffer. She married John F. KEUTZER on Sept. 6, 1948, in Wichita. He preceded her in death on July 9, 2007. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Wichita. She was a retired school teacher, teaching in Rush County country schools for seven years, at Hillside School and Bride Port School, Wichita, for seven years, and at McConnell Air Base School for 10 years.
Survivors include 18 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Reinhold Schaffer and Harold Schaffer; and a sister, Genevieve Legleiter.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Liebenthal; burial in church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 11 to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cline's Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested for Masses or the American Red Cross.
SCHAIBLE, Jeanette Irene
b. 17 Jan 1942 - Mott, North Dakota
d. Apr 1950 - Mott, North Dakota
From Dickinson ND Press - 5 Apr 1950, Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeanette Irene Schaible, eight year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Schaible of Mott, died at her home last Thursday at 9:45 p.m. Death was caused by a heart malformation. Funeral services were held Sunday in the Zoar Congregational church at Mott. Four uncles, Arthur, Albert, Oscar and Benjamin Schaible were pallbearers, and interment was in the Mott cemetery.
Jeanette was born in Mott, January 17, 1942, and was baptized by Rev. Roth of Mott.
Survivors include her parents, brothers and sister, Arlyce, Rodger, Henry, Clarence, Arthur, twins: Connie and Urla; Laura, Raymond and twins: Glenn and Lynn.
The Olson funeral home in Mott was in charge of arrangements. Dickinson ND Press 5 Apr 1950
SCHARF, Walter H.
b. 30 Apr 1934 - San Antonio, Texas
d. 24 Jan 2008 - San Antonio, Texas
From San Antonio Express News - Sunday, January 27, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Walter H. Scharf, age 73, passed away January 24, 2008. He was born April 30, 1934, in San Antonio, to the late Albert and Frieda Scharf. A proud member of the San Antonio Police Department for 33 years, Walter not only protected the community, but he also provided information regarding accident prevention and school safety. He was a wonderfully devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather to the very end. Walter is survived by his wife, Pat Scharf; children, Joy Schaffer and husband, Larry, Jeff Scharf and wife, Carmen, and Gary Scharf and wife, Norma Jean; grandchildren, Courtney, Megan, Maggie, Melissa, Timothy, Caitlon, Samantha and Kindton; siblings, Alvin and Edwin Scharf, Hilda Kabitzke, Norma Fredrickson, Erna May, Edna Blau and Alma Stephens; numerous nieces, nephews and mother-in-law, Leona Manger. In lieu of a funeral the family invites you to share in their memories of Walter from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 30, 2008, at the Courtyard Marriot, 8585 Marriot Dr., San Antonio, TX, 78229. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. You are invited to sign the Guestbook at www.porterloring.com Arrangements with Porter Loring Mortuary North.
SCHARTZ, Dale Eugene
b. 22 Mar 1957- Great Bend, Kansas
d. 24 Feb 2008 - Great Bend, Kansas
From the Hutchison (Kan) News - Tuesday, February 26, 2008
GREAT BEND - Dale Eugene Schartz, 50, died Feb. 24, 2008, at Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend.
He was born March 22, 1957, at Great Bend, the son of LeRoy and Theresa Herrman Schartz. A fourth-generation farmer and rancher, he was a lifetime resident of Great Bend.
He belonged to the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ellinwood, and was a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Seward.
On Dec. 10, 1977, he married Rita BRACK. On May 29, 1982, he married Carol SALMANS at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ellinwood. She survives.
Survivors include: two sons, Justin Lee Schartz, Great Bend, and Derek Eugene Schartz of the home; two daughters, Andrea Diane Schartz, Wichita, and Nicole Marie Schartz, of the home; his parents; three brothers, LeRoy, Jr., Great Bend, Kevin, Ellinwood, and Kyle, Great Bend; two sisters, Betty Riggs and Lana Brown, Great Bend; a granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.
Dale was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leo and Catherine Wurm Schartz and Wendelin and Dorothy Herl Herrman; and an infant brother, Joseph LeRoy Schartz.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ellinwood, with Father Charles Mazouch presiding.
A vigil service with Knights of Columbus Rosary will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Great Bend.
Memorials may be sent to the Dale E. Schartz Scholarship Fund, in care of the funeral home.
SCHAUF, Kathryn L.
b. abt 1916
d. 22 Mar 2008 - Wichita, Kansas
From Wichita Eagle - Wednesday, March 26, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Gunzelman, Kathryn L., 92, homemaker and retired saleswoman for Model & Adlers, died Saturday, March 22, 2008. Rosary, 7:00 P.M., Thursday, March 27; service, 10:00 A.M., Friday, March 28, both at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Preceded in death by husband, Hillary; daughters, Dana Gunzelman and Marsha Leonard. Survivors: son, Dennis Gunzelman; daughter, Mary (Adolph) Geier, all of Wichita; brother, Bill Schauf; sisters, Inez Roberts and Pauline Aves, all of Wichita, Loretta Leis of Garden Plain; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Memorial established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202. Downing & Lahey Mortuary West. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.dlwichita.com Published in the Wichita Eagle from 3/26/2008 - 3/27/2008.
SCHECK, Rosemary Elizabeth
See Rosemary Elizabeth Hall
b. 27 Dec 1992 - Dickinson, North Dakota
d. 28 Apr 1953 - Dickinson, North Dakota
The Dickinson ND Press 2 May 1953, Submitted by email@example.com
Frank Scheeler, route 3 Dickinson, farmer who lost his life in an auto accident Tuesday, April 28, was buried today, (Saturday) from the St. Joseph’s church in Dickinson. Msgr. George Aberle was the officiating pastor. Burial was in the St. Joseph’s cemetery.
Mr. Scheeler was born at Dickinson on December 27, 1902. He was married to Anna ROSHAU of Killdeer at that city on January 7, 1937.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Scheeler, who was also injured in the accident, and ten children, Jean, Claudia, Hilaria, Clifford, Clair, Ervin, Diane, Aaron, Bernice and Leon, all at home. Other survivors are his brothers, Nick and Joe of Dickinson; John of Seattle; and sisters, Mrs. Pauline Knoll, Tacoma; Mrs. Lois Schantz, Seattle; and Mrs. A. E. Alexander of Missoula.
Mr. Scheeler was a member of the St. Joseph’s church, the Knights of Columbus and the Eagles lodge. Mrs. Elizabeth Scheeler, mother of Mr. Scheeler was buried last month, April 20. The Mischel-Olson Chapel had charge of the arrangements. The Dickinson ND Press 2 May 1953
SCHEELER, Mrs. Joseph
b. 2 Jan 1868 - South Russia
d. 1953 - Dickinson, North Dakota
From The Dickinson ND Press - 22 Apr 1953, Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Funeral services were held Monday at the St. Joseph’s church at 9:30 a.m. for Mrs. Joseph Scheeler. Msgr. George Aberle was the officiating minister.
Pallbearers were Gilbert Scheeler, Eugene Roshau, Eddie Scheeler, Frank Heidecker, W. Heidecker and Joe Heidecker.
Mrs. Scheeler who had been ill for about a month died Thursday, April 16, at the home of Anton Friesz.
Mrs. Scheeler was born in South Russia Jan. 2, 1868. After coming to the United States she lived on a farm 22 miles northwest of Dickinson.
She was married to Joseph SCHEELER in 1891 in Russia and he preceded her in death in 1940. Seven children were born to them, two of whom died in infancy. Surviving children are Frank and Joe, Dickinson; Mrs. Gabe Schantz, Dickinson; Nick, Dickinson; John, Seattle; Mrs. Pauline Knoll, Tacoma, Wash.; and Mrs. A. E. Alexander, Missoula, Mont. There are 43 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren who survive her.
The Mischel Olson chapel had charge of the funeral. The Dickinson ND Press 22 Apr 1953
b. 1 Dec 1932 - Sanders
d. 6 Jan 2008 - Forsyth
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 10 Jan 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
CUSTER - William "Bill" Scheidt, 75, died peacefully in his sleep on Jan. 6, 2008, at the Rosebud Healthcare Nursing Home in Forsyth, while surrounded by his children.
Bill was born on Dec. 1, 1932, in Sanders, to August and Lora (Dumler) Scheidt, and he spent the majority of his childhood and young adult life in the Sanders/Custer area.
In September of 1951, Bill married Anne SABE and they were blessed with five children, Rick, Charlene, Steve, Betty and Debbie.
Bill started driving truck for his stepdad, Cecil "Murph" Tysver in Miles City and later moved to Glendive, where he continued his truck-driving career, working for Consolidated Freightway. There, he made many lifelong friendships with his coworkers. In addition to driving truck, Bill learned the restaurant business while working at the Clover Leaf Cafe in Glendive, which was owned and operated by his mom and stepdad.
Bill, Anne and family then moved to Custer, where they established and opened Bill's Cafe. Following that, he went to work for the Custer School District as a cook, janitor and school bus driver. He later enjoyed many years working on the farm for Delbert Walter.
Bill loved to go camping and fishing with his family and brothers-in-law. "Hey Clifford, pass the E.T. fish bait on back to Bud and I."
Bill never missed a single activity that his children were involved in, whether it be traveling on icy roads to a basketball game in a blizzard or chaperoning FFA trips. Bill was awarded with a State Farmer Degree from the Montana Chapter of Future Farmers of America for his avid devotion, support and participation helping the FFA Youth Group.
In 1980, Bill lost his beloved wife, Anne. In December of 1983, he married Marian Bendt. They continued to live in Custer and they thoroughly enjoyed attending auctions, yard sales and collecting stuff. He continued to work for Walter Farms and later went to work for Western Sugar, loading beets, where he enjoyed being able to work alongside his brother, Irvin. He also spent many years taking care of the Custer Cemetery. Bill and Marian then moved to Billings, where Bill retired. After the loss of his wife Marian in March of 2007, Bill moved to Forsyth, where he enjoyed daily visits with his children and made instant friends with the wonderful staff at the Nursing Home.
Everyone who knew Bill labeled him as having a heart of gold. He was always first in line to lend a helping hand.
Bill is survived by his children, Rick (Gayle) Scheidt of Forsyth, Charlene Berdahl of Forsyth, Steve (Diana) Scheidt of Custer, Betty (Jim) Smrcka of Mandan, N.D., and Debbie Gardner of Forsyth. He is also survived by his four stepchildren, Melissa (Dwayne) Melchert of Gillette, Wyo., Carla (Tom) Lix, Cory (Cindi) Bendt and Amy (Jason) Pawlowski, all of Billings. He is also survived by his sister, Emma Kimball of Federal Way, Wash.; his brother, Irvin (Sharon) Scheidt of Billings; and his sister, Charlotte (Claude) Chadwick of Missoula; 24 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and many, many friends.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents; his wives, Anne and Marian; two sisters, Lorraine Kemph and Betty Grammens; and his grandson, Josh Meredith.
Our family extends sincere thanks to the wonderful caring staff at the Rosebud Healthcare Nursing Home, and would like to suggest memorial contributions be made to their nursing staff.
Condolences can be made to the Scheidt family by visiting www.stevensonandsons.com.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 11, at 11 a.m., at the Congregational Church in Custer. Burial will follow in the Custer Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 10, from noon to 6 p.m., with family receiving friends from 4 to 6 p.m., in the chapel of Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Forsyth. Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home of Forsyth have been entrusted with these arrangements.
SCHELLENBERG, Orville A.
b. 28 Apr 1921
d. 22 Apr 2008
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, April 24, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
HILLSBORO - Orville A. Schellenberg, 86, died April 22, 2008. He was born April 28, 1921, to Abraham Schellenberg and Lena Thiessen. On Dec. 7, 1943 he married Rosella REDDIG.
Survivors include: sons, Gene Schellenberg, Marv and Andrea Schellenberg; daughters, Darlene and Bob Loewen, Barb and Mary Harms; LaVon and Randy Friesen; 20 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, Hillsboro. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hillsboro M.B. Church. A private family burial will be held. Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro, is in charge of arrangements
HILLSBORO - Schellenberg, Orville A., 86, died April 22, 2008. Service 11 a.m. Friday, Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church. Survivors: sons, Gene, Marv (Andrea); daughters, Darlene (Bob) Loewen, Barb (Marv) Harms, LeVon (Randy) Friesen; 20 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Jost Funeral Home. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 4/24/2008.
See Frances Kearns
SCHENK, Eunice Elizabeth
See Eunice Elizabeth Holland
SCHENK, Mable Marie
b. 18 Nov 1915 - Akron, Colorado
d. 29 Feb 2008 - Akron, Colorado
From Journal Advocate, Sterling, Colorado - 03-05-08, Submitted by Elaine McDowell
Mable Marie Schenk, 92, died Feb. 29, 2008 at the Washington County Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 4, at First Presbyterian Church of Akron, with interment following at Akron Cemetery.
Ms. Schenk was born Nov. 18, 1915, to John and Katherine (Schmidt) Schenk on the family homestead south of Akron. She attended Rosalind School and graduated from the eighth grade with the highest grade point average in Washington County. She graduated from Akron High School in 1933.
After high school, Ms. Schenk enrolled in the Denver Opportunity School for a two year course. She was employed in Akron before leaving for Denver in 1942 to work for the Bureau of Reclamation. For over 30 years, she was employed in the Federal Career Service.
She was baptized at the home of Julius Jesse as a young child. She was confirmed in the Congregational Church in 1929. After moving to Denver, Ms. Schenk became a member of Plymouth Congregational Church.
She was a member of the Association of Germans from Russia and attended several national conventions. She was fluent in German and greatly enjoyed speaking with others of similar heritage.
Ms. Schenk is survived by a sister, Esther Sampson; brother, Robert Schenk and wife Dorothy; one niece and five nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Katherine Schenk; and brothers, John and George Schenk.
Brenner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Akron.
SCHENK, Norma Jean
See Norma Jean Rose
b. 21 Jun 1914 - La Crosse, Kansas
d. 10 Jan 2008 - Hays, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, January 12, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
BISON - Florence Steitz, 93, died Jan. 10, 2008, at Hays Medical Center.
She was born June 21, 1914, northeast of La Crosse, the daughter of Jacob E. and Ella M. Schaumburg Scheuerman. A lifetime resident of Rush County, she was a homemaker.
She belonged to First Lutheran Church, La Crosse, and the Farmers Union Co-op, Bison.
On April 10, 1933, she married Constantine STEITZ in Hutchinson. He died April 24, 1979.
Survivors include: a son, Donald, Springfield, Mo.; two daughters, Ella Marie Steitz, Bison, and Constance Adell Erb, Schertz, Texas; a brother, Reuben Scheuerman Sr., Hingham, Mont.; a sister, Adaline L. Love, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Raymond D., Clarence K., Wesley R. and Kenneth Scheuerman.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Janousek Funeral Home Chapel, La Crosse, with Pastor Steven R. Little and Father Ultan Murphy presiding. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in La Crosse City Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the donor's choice in care of the funeral home.
SCHEUERMAN, Lois Jean
See Lois Jean Decker
See Hannah Schilling
b. 6 Feb 1918 - Hillrose, Colorado
d. 14 Feb 2008 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 19 Feb 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick and Mark B. Wills
Hannah Schild, 90, of Scottsbluff, died Thursday, February 14, 2008, at Emerald Court.
Her funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2 p.m., at St. James Lutheran Church with Pastor Jason Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the church or to the YMCA. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.dugankramer.com. Visitation will be Monday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Dugan Kramer Funeral Chapel.
Hannah was born on February 6, 1918, in Hillrose, Colo., to Conrad and Mary Katherine (Kautz) Schilling. Most of her young life was spent in and around the Sterling, Colo., area, where her father was engaged in farming. At the age of 4, her family moved to Fresno, Calif., returning to Colorado 1 ½ years later. She received her early education in a one-room school house near Proctor, Colo. She received her high school education by correspondence through the American School of Chicago.
In 1943, she worked in Utah, then Oregon. She moved to Greeley, Colo., in 1947 and worked at Beatrice Foods for three years and Greeley Abstract Co. for three years. She married Fred Schild in Greeley, Colo., on June 27, 1954, and made their home in Scottsbluff, where her husband was engaged in farming and ranching.
She was employed by Consumers Public Power Dist. for nine years, during that time Fred and Hannah adopted a son, who was 1 ½ years old and she remained at the home for eight years to care for him. She returned to work in 1971, now the Nebraska Public Power District at the Minatare office, retiring in 1980.
She was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church since 1954. She was a member of the DORCAS Society and served as President for one term and worked with the Sunday School for 9 years, while her son was growing up and was confirmed.
She is survived by her adopted son, William E. Schild; sisters, Leah Meisinger, Elsie Fritzler, Elma Schilling, Betty Leffler, Lorraine Rutz and Lucille Winder; brothers, Edward and Leo Schilling; four grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Bev and John Mosser.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, five sisters, and husband Fred on January 26, 2008.
SCHLEDEWITZ, Deloris Marlene
See Deloris Marlene Haverick
SCHLEGEL, Roland W.
b. 2 Jul 1923 - Otis, Kansas
d. 14 Jan 2008 - Hays, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, January 16, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
HAYS - Roland W. "Roly" Schlegel, 84, died Jan. 14, 2008, at his home in Hays.
He was born July 2, 1923, northwest of Otis, the son of John and Marie Koch Schlegel. He graduated in 1951 from Fort Hays State University. A resident of Hays, he was a general agent for Farmers and Bankers Life Insurance Co., American Health and Life Insurance Co., and had been the service representative for the Hays and Northwest Kansas Salvation Army.
He belonged to First United Methodist Church and the Lions Club, both at Hays, and the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
On Aug. 23, 1947, he married Betty Jane McCAULEY in Albert. She died Sept. 11, 2002.
Survivors include: a son, Stephen, Maud, Okla.; two daughters, Sheryl Dreiling, Hays, and Laurie Curtis, Manhattan; a sister, Norma Jorgensen, Yreka, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Elman Schlegel, and a sister, Alvina Shlegel.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, Hays. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cline's Mortuary of Hays and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in Plainville Cemetery, Plainville, with military graveside rites conducted by the Hays VFW. Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church, the Salvation Army or the Fresenius Medical Care-Hays Unit Renal Care Group, all in care of the mortuary.
HAYS - Schlegel, Roland W. "Roly," 84, died Jan. 14, 2008. Service 10 a.m. Friday, First United Methodist Church. Survivors: son, Stephen; daughters, Sheryl Dreiling, Laurie Curtis; sister, Norma Jorgensen; 7 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Cline's Mortuary. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/16/2008.
SCHLEHUBER, Paul H.
b. 6 Oct 1937 - Hillsboro, Kansas
d. 9 Apr 2008 - Hillsboro, Kansas
From Hutchison (Kan) News - Friday, April 11, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
HILLSBORO - Paul H. Schlehuber, 70, died April 9, 2008, at Hillsboro. He was born Oct. 6, 1937, to Herbert B. Schlehuber and Katherine Kochfeld Schlehuber. On Jan. 10, 1976, he married Juliet VILLEGAS. She survives.
Survivors include: daughter, Sharon Schlehuber, Wichita; brothers, Allen and Alma Schlehuber of Hillsboro.
Funeral will be at noon Saturday at Strassburg Baptist Church, rural Marion, with Pastor Larry Anderson presiding. Family will receive guests from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or Strassburg Baptist Church.
SCHLEHUBER, Paul H.
b. 6 Oct 1937 - Hillsboro, Kansas
d. 9 Apr 2008 - Wichita, Kansas
From Wichita Eagle - Friday, April 11, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
HILLSBORO - Schlehuber, Paul H., 70, farmer, died April 9, 2008 in Wichita. Visitation with family 6 to 8 p.m. today, Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro; service 12 p.m. Saturday, Straasburg Baptist Church, rural Marion; burial 11 a.m. Saturday, Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery. Mr. Schlehuber was born Oct. 6, 1937 in Hillsboro, Kan., the son of the late Herbert B. and Katherine (Kochfeld) Schlehuber. On Jan. 10, 1976, he married Juliet VILLEGAS at Argao, Cebu, Philippines. He was a member of Strassburg Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Juliet V.; daughter, Sharon Schlehuber both of Wichita; brother, Allen and wife, Alma Schlehuber of Hillsboro. Memorials may be made to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or Straasburg Baptist Church. Condolences may be sent to the family via email@example.com Published in the Wichita Eagle on 4/11/2008.
SCHLEHUGER, Paul H.
b. 6 Oct 1937 - Hillsboro, Kansas
d. 9 Apr 2008 - Wichita, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Saturday, April 12, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
HILLSBORO -- Paul H. Schlehuber, 70, died April 9, 2008. He was born Oct. 6, 1937, in Hillsboro to Herbert B. and Katherine Schlehuber. He was a farmer. Survivors: wife, Juliet V. (VILLEGAS), of Wichita; daughter, Sharon Schlehuber of Wichita; and brother, Allen Schlehuber and wife Alma of Hillsboro. Funeral: noon Saturday at Strassburg Baptist Church, rural Marion. Burial: 11 a.m. Saturday in Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery, Hillsboro. Memorials: Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or the church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro. Online condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHLEPP, Frank Gottlieb
b. 24 May 1918 - Cheyenne County, Kansas
d. 11 Feb 2008 - Pratt, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - February 14, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Frank Gottlieb Schlepp, 89, Cheyenne County and Sherman County, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at Southwind Hospice, Pratt. He was born May 24, 1918, in Cheyenne County to Gottlieb and Dora (Bridges) Schlepp. He attended school in Cheyenne County. He married Norma Jane KAIL on Dec. 25, 1941. He was a farmer. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two daughters, Joann Ross, Haviland, and Darlene Sutton, Boise, Idaho; two sisters, Violet Eisenbarth and Edna Reichert, both of Boise; four granddaughters; and two step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Barbara Sheryl, and a son, Dennis Ray.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Mountain time Friday at Koons Chapel, Goodland; burial in Goodland Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Mountain time today, with family present from 6 to 7 p.m. at the chapel. Memorials are suggested to American Heart Association or Southwind Hospice, Pratt, in care of the chapel.
SCHLOTTHAUER, Esther Deines
See Esther Schmidt
See Beatrice Kary
b. abt 1924 - Killdeer, North Dakota
d. Oct 1951 - Ronan, Montana
From The Dickinson ND Press 31 Oct 1951, Submitted by email@example.com
Ralph Schmalz, age 27, will be buried from the St. Joseph’s church in Killdeer at 10 a.m. today. Interment will be in the Killdeer cemetery. Pallbearers will be members of the American Legion. The Rev. Goettomueller will officiate at the services and a military funeral will be held.
The deceased lost his life in an accident in which he was involved in at Ronan, Montana, a few days ago. Others who were in the car are in a serious condition in a hospital at Ronan. He had been residing in Ronan about one year.
Ralph was born in Killdeer, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kasimer Schmalz. He was single.
He is survived by his parents, three brothers and five sisters. His brothers are John, Butte, Montana; Kasimer Jr. and Leo of Killdeer; and the sisters are Mrs. John Kary, Mrs. Felix Dauenhauer, Mrs. Joe Roshau, Caroline and Barbara all of Killdeer.
He was a World War II veteran. The Mischel funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
The Dickinson ND Press 31 Oct 1951
SCHMIDT, Alfred "Al"
b. 3 Jun 1958 -
d. 8 Mar 10908 - Hays, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, March 11, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
HAYS - Alfred "Al" Schmidt, 82, retired Fort Hays State University custodian, died March 8, 2008. He was born June 3, 1958, son of Adolph J. and Anna Staab Schmidt. Funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays. Burial St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays, military honors by Hays American Legion Post 173. On June 3, 1958, he married Esther M. MOLLOCKER at Hyacinth. Survivors: his wife; son, Keith (Janice); daughters, Josette (Jan. V.), Klaus, Christine (Ed) Holtshouser; brothers, Emery (Shirley), Adolph (DeAnn), Gerald (Elaine), Elmer (Rosie); sisters, Fidelia (Wilfred) Rome, Cora (Everett) Dortland, Cyrilla (Maynard) Evans; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Cline's Mortuary of Hays.
b. 23 Sep 1916 - Halstead, Kansas
d. 15 Feb 2008 - Moundridge, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, February 16, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
MOUNDRIDGE - Bernitta M. Schmidt, 91, died Feb. 15, 2008, at Memorial Home, Moundridge.
She was born Sept. 23, 1916, in Halstead, the daughter of Jacob A.R. and Susanna Eck Schmidt. A resident of Moundridge, moving from Halstead, she was a dietician at Halstead Hospital for over 40 years.
She belonged to Grace Church of God in Christ Mennonite Church, Halstead.
Survivors include: three sisters, Lorene Koehn and Osie Koehn, both of Halstead, and Elma Jean Yost, Greensburg.
She was preceded in death by eight brothers, Daniel, Nathaniel, Jonathon, Adam, Abraham, Norman, Melvin and Llewellyn Schmidt, and six sisters, Elizabeth Koehn, Lydia Schmidt, Katherine Buller, Adeline Giesbrecht, Eva Jantz and June Becker.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Grace Church of God in Christ Mennonite Church, Halstead, with Ministers Kenneth Smith, Raleigh Koehn and Marlin Unruh presiding. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead. Burial will be in Halstead Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Moundridge Manor, in care of the funeral
MOUNDRIDGE - Schmidt, Bernitta M., 91, died Feb. 15, 2008. Service 10:30 a.m. Monday, Grace Church of God in Christ Mennonite Church. Survivors: sisters, Lorene Koehn, Osie Koehn both of Halstead, Elma Jean Yost of Greensburg. Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 2/16/2008.
SCHMIDT, Betty S.
b. 1 Jun 1920 - Dubois, Idaho
d. 18 Jan 2008 - Goessel, Kansas
Hillsboro Star Journal - January 23, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Betty S. Epp, 87, Goessel, died Jan. 18, 2008, at Newton Medical Center. Born June 1, 1920, at Dubois, Idaho, she was the daughter of Alvin and Mary (Isaak) Schmidt. On June 1, 1944, she married Aaron J. EPP at Buhler. She was preceded in death by her husband; and brother, Orlando Schmidt.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia and Myron Schmidt and Mary and Jim Schmidt, all of Goessel; brother, Alfred Schmidt of Buhler; sister, Rosa Mae Haugsness of Buhler; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, Goessel. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorial funds have been established with Mennonite Mission Network of MCUSA or Bethel College in care of Miller Funeral Home, Goessel.
GOESSEL - Epp, Betty S., 87, died January 18, 2008. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Monday, Miller funeral Home. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church. Survivors: daughters, Patricia (Myron) Schmidt, Mary (Jim) Schmidt; brother, Alfred Schmidt; sister, Rosa Mae Haugsness; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/20/2008.
b. 6 Dec 1935 - Montezuma, Kansas
d. 8 Feb 2008 - Montezuma, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, February 10, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
MONTEZUMA - Corrine Koehn, 72, died Feb. 8, 2008, at Bethel Home, Montezuma.
She was born Dec. 6, 1935, in Montezuma, the daughter of Reuben F. and Edna Isaac Schmidt. A lifetime resident of Montezuma, she was a homemaker. She belonged to the Church of God in Christ Mennonite, Montezuma.
On March 29, 1953, she married Henry KOEHN, JR.. in Montezuma. He survives.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Connie Yost, Montezuma, and Sharris Koehn, Ridgway, Colo.; three sisters, Carrie Nichols, June Smith, and Olive Goossen, all of Montezuma; and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Amy Koehn.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Montezuma Mennonite Church, with Ministers Charles Schmidt, Kalvin Salisbury and Donald Koehn presiding. Visitation will was from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Montezuma Funeral Home. Burial will be in North Mennonite Church Cemetery, Montezuma. Memorials may be sent to the Mennonite General Mission Fund, in care of the funeral home.
SCHMIDT, Edith M.
See Edith M. Henderson
SCHMIDT, Ella M. (Klassen)
SCHMIDT TO MARK 100th BIRTHDAY
Born 6 March 1908 - Goessel, Kansas
From Hillsboro Star Journal - February 27, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Ella M. (Klassen) Schmidt of Schowalter Villa, Hesston, and her family will celebrate her 100th birthday March 8. Ella was born March 6, 1908, in the home of Peter and Maria (Fedrau) Klassen southwest of Goessel. She was the fourth of five children and the last surviving member of the family. She attended local grade schools and furthered her education by attending Goessel Preparatory School for two years.
In 1927 she married Ernest J. SCHMIDT. They operated a grain and dairy farm south of Canton until 1961, when they moved to Hesston. Ernst became a maintenance assistant at Schowalter Villa. In 1981, they moved into a duplex at Schowalter Villa. Ernst died in 1993. The couple's children and spouses include Darlene and Franklin Pankratz of Buhler, Laura Flaming of Goessel, Melvin and Charlotte Schmidt of Hyatsville, Md., DeVera and Wiley Wenger of Beaverton, Ore., and DuMont and Barbara Schmidt of Whitewater. Two sons-in-law and one grandchild are deceased. Her immediate family, including children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren and spouses totals 76. She also has an extended step-family numbering 48 members.
SCHMIDT, Elsie M.
See Elsie M. Boese
b. 19 Mar 1934 - Lehigh, Kansas
d. 7 Feb 2008 - Hillsboro, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, February 9, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
HILLSBORO - Esther Plenert, 93, died Feb. 7, 2008, at Parkside Homes, Hillsboro.
She was born March 18, 1914, in Lehigh, the daughter of Peter and Eva Goertz Schmidt. She was a school cook. She belonged to Trinity Mennonite Church.
On March 19, 1934, she married Edwin PLENERT in Lehigh. He died in 1996.
Survivors include: two sons, Jerald and Allen, both of Canton; five grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Laird, McPherson; two great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; and two step-great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Johannestal Cemetery, rural Hillsboro. Memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Trinity Mennonite Church, Hillsboro, with Pastor Orlan Koehn presiding. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday with the family present, at Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro. Memorials may be sent to Trinity Mennonite Church or to the American Diabetes Association, both in care of the funeral home.
HILLSBORO - Plenert, Esther, 93, died Feb. 7, 2008. Service 3 p.m. Monday, Trinity Mennonite Church. Survivors: sons, Jerald and wife, Sherry, Allen and wife, Karen; sister, Dorothy and husband, Bob Laird; sister-in-law, Lynnette Schmidt; 5 grandchildren; 5 stepgrandchildren. Jost Funeral Home. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 2/9/2008.
b. 25 Aug 1922 - Minatare, Nebraska
d. 14 Mar 2008 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 18 Mar 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick and Mark B. Wills
Esther (Schlotthauer) Deines, 85, of Scottsbluff, died Friday, March 14, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Scottsbluff.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 19, at the Jones Mortuary Chapel with Reverend Carroll Plisek officiating. Burial will be at the West Lawn Cemetery in Gering. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the mortuary; the casket will be closed for the service. Memorials may be made to Prairie Haven Hospice. Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be forwarded to the family. Jones Mortuary of Mitchell is assisting the family with arrangements.
Esther was born Aug. 25, 1922, to Conrad and Anna Margaret (Hoffman) Schmidt in Minatare. She grew up in Scottsbluff and attended school in Scottsbluff and Mitchell. She worked at the Methodist Hospital and Dr. Dunhams offices. Esther married David Harry SCHLOTTHAUER in 1946, with two children, David and Jerry; they lived on a farm north of Morrill. She was later married to Victor DEINES in 1969 and lived in Morrill.
Esther was a member of the Morrill Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary of Morrill.
Survivors include her sons, David and wife Pam Schlotthauer of Omaha and Jerry and wife Lana Schlotthauer of Cheyenne, Wyo.; grandchildren, Jon and Jera Schlotthauer of Cheyenne; stepsons, Jerry and wife Virginia Deines of Wellington, Nev. and John and wife Shelly Deines of Aurora, Minn.; as well as several step-grandchildren.
Her parents, her first husband David Schlotthauer and her second husband Victor Deines, four brothers and one sister, as well as a stepdaughter, Judy Preston, preceded her in death.
b. 28 Dec 1917 - Elbing, Kansas
d. 24 Jan 2008 - Goessel, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, January 25, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
GOESSEL - Ethel Walker, 90, died Jan. 24, 2008, at Bethesda Home, Goessel.
She was born Dec. 28, 1917, in rural Elbing, the daughter of Daniel W. and Caroline Rose Schmidt.
On April 30, 1939, she married Wilbur WALKER in Augusta. He died in 2006.
Survivors include: three daughters, Janice Steider and Deanna Sommerfeld, both of Newton, and Judy Stevens, Key Largo, Fla.; two sisters, Hilda Speck, Wichita, and Esther Doyle, Scottsdale, Ariz.; and nine grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by six brothers, John, Ed, Walt, Marvin, Bill and Fred Schmidt; and a sister, Luella Peters.
Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. today in Walton Cemetery, Walton, with Chaplain Gail Graber presiding. Memorials may be sent to Bethesda Home or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, both in care of Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.
GOESSEL - Walker, Ethel, 90, died Jan. 24, 2008. Service 10:30 a.m. Friday, Walton Cemetery. Survivors: daughters, Janice Steider, Deanna Sommerfeld, Judy Stevens; sisters, Hilda Speck, Esther Doyle; 9 grandchildren. Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/25/2008.
SCHMIDT, Ethel Ellen
b. 26 Dec 1919
d. 12 Apr 2008 - Walton, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, April 19, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
WALTON - Ethel Ellen Schmidt, 88, died April 12, 2008. She was born Dec. 26, 1919, the daughter of Rudolf B. and Susie (Voth) Schmidt.
Survivors include: Brother, Esley Schmidt; sister, Hildred Schmidt; nephews, Rick, Linn, Jay, Darwin, Neal Dean Schmidt; niece, Lori Fischer; five grandnephews and 4 grandnieces.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Tabor Mennonite Church, near Goessel. Visitation was held at 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday with family present form 6 to 8 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home, Goessel. Burial will follow the funeral service in Tabor Mennonite Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee a relief organization, or to a scholarship fund in her name, in care of Miller Funeral Home in Goessel.
See Helen Koehn
SCHMIDT, Kathleen Mae
See Kathleen Mae Egly
SCHMIDT, Lester F.
b. abt 1932
d, 17 Feb 20908 - Goessel, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, February 19, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
GOESSEL - Lester F. Schmidt, 76, died Feb. 17, 2008, at the Bethesda Home.
He belonged to Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, Men's Choir, and Deacon's Board, and was an usher for many years. He also belonged to the Kansas Mennonite Men's Chorus for 25 years, and the Lions Club. He was a board member of the Harvey County Milk Haulers Association and was also on the State Board Dairy Herd Improvement Association.
On Sept. 12, 1951, he married Esther BOESE. She survives.
Other survivors include: four daughters, Gail Lauri, Olathe, Barbara Van Slyke, Manhattan, Debbie Schrag, Goessel, and Joann Adams, Benbrook, Texas; a brother, Randolph Schmidt; two sisters, Alda Wedel, and Sophie Brown; eight grandchildren; and many family members and friends.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, Goessel. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with family present from 5 to 7 p.m., at Miller Funeral Home, Goessel. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday. Memorials may be sent to: MCC and Bethesda Home in care of Miller Funeral Home, 303 Main, Goessel, KS 67053.
NEWTON - Schmidt, Lester F., 76, died Feb. 17, 2008. Memorial service 11 a.m. Thursday, Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, Goessel. Survivors: wife, Esther; daughters, Gail Lauri, Barbara Van Slyke, Debbie Schrag, Joann Adams; brother, Randolph; sisters, Alda Wedel, Sophie Brown; 8 grandchildren. Miller Funeral Home, Goessel. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 2/19/2008.
b. 6 Nov 1934 - Catherine, Kansas
d. 26 Feb 2008 - Hays, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Friday, February 29, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Regina "Mamie" Polifka, 97, Hays, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at Hays Medical Center. She was born Nov. 6, 1910, in Catherine to Jacob J. and Clara (Karlin) Schmidt. She married Charles A. POLIFKA on Feb. 6, 1934, in Catherine. He preceded her in death May 22, 2000. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and Altar Society Christian Mothers, both of Hays.
Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth "Betty" Schmeidler and husband, Kenny, and Judith Ann "Judy" Rohr-Flaherty and husband, John, all of Hays; a son, Father Charles James Polifka, OFM Cap., Denver; two brothers, James Schmidt, Kansas City, Mo., and Tony Schmidt, Richardson, Texas; three sisters, Johanna Walters, Salina, Dolores Dreiling, Overland Park, and Roseann Malsam, WaKeeney; four grandchildren, Steve Schmeidler, Carla DeRemer, Jackie Mosher and Jeff Rohr; and fourteen great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Beth Schmeidler Cresse; two brothers, Lucius and Aloysius Schmidt; and five sisters, Sister Clareann Schmidt CSA, Pia Schmidt, Agnes Zimmerman, Hilaria Corrigan and Sybilla Schmidt.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays, with Bishop Paul Coakley and Father Charles Polifka officiating; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine, and from 9:15 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church. An Altar Society Christian Mothers rosary will be at 4 p.m. Friday, a Sisters of St. Agnes prayer service will be at 4:30 p.m., followed by a vigil at 7 p.m., all at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Capuchin Province of Mid America or Thomas More Prep Marian High School in care of the funeral home.
HAYS - Polifka, Regina "Mamie," 97, died Feb. 26, 2008. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Survivors: daughters, Betty Schmeidler, Judy Rohr-Flaherty; son, Father Charles Polifka, OFM; brothers, James and Tony Schmidt; sisters, Johanna Walters, Dolores Dreiling, Roseann Malsam; 4 grandchildren. Hays Memorial Chapel. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 2/29/2008.
SCHMIDT, Rita M.
b. 28 Jun 1929 - Pfeifer, Kansas
d. 5 Mar 2008 - Hays, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, March 7, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
HAYS - Rita M. Urban, 78, died March 5, 2008, at Hays Medical Center.
She was born June 28, 1929, in Pfeifer, the daughter of Adam and Elizabeth Legleiter Schmidt. She grew up in Pfeifer. A resident of Rush County, she was a homemaker.
She belonged to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Loretto, St. Michael's Catholic Church, La Crosse, and Daughters of Isabella, Victoria.
On June 17, 1948, she married Hubert URBAN in Loretto. He died June 23, 1989.
Survivors include: two sons, Terry, Hays, and Tim, Broken Arrow, Okla.; two sisters, Dorothy Heck, Chicago, and Cleo Warteman, Wisconsin; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, J.P., Ray and Al Schmidt; and three sisters, Geraldine Gibson, Annie Weigel and an infant sister, Alice Marie Schmidt.
Vigil service and rosary will be at 7 p.m. today at Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Loretto, with Father Rene Labrador presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Loretto. Memorials may be sent to St. Mary's Shrine Inc., Loretto, in care of the funeral home, 719 Pine, La Crosse, KS 67548.
SCHMIDT, Shirley Ann
See Shirley Ann Plenert
SCHMIDT, Thomas Anthony
b. 2 May 1939 - Catherine, Kansas
d. 3 Jan 2008 - Catherine, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, January 5, 2008
CATHERINE - Thomas Anthony Schmidt, 68, died Jan. 3, 2008, at his home, of complications associated with ALS.
He was born May 2, 1939, in Catherine, the son of Felix and Angela Beilman Schmidt. A lifetime resident of Ellis County, he was a farmer and involved with soil conservation issues.
He belonged to the Ellis County Soil Conservation Board, Ellis County Wellhead Protection Agency, was on the board of directors of the Farm Bureau, the Ellis County Election Board, the Catherine Parish Council, St. Catherine Catholic Church, St. Catherine Knights of Columbus, and the Victoria St. Fidelis Fourth Degree.
On June 14, 1969, he married Doris WELLBROCK in Vincent. She survives.
Other survivors include: three sons, Troy, Salina, Terry, Hays, and Travis, Hutchinson; five sisters, Sister Judith Schmidt, Fond du Lac, Wis., Phyllis Schmidt, Kansas City, Mo., Pamela Shaffer, Hays, Marla Staab, Catherine, and Donna Schmidt, Wichita; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son Todd Schmidt, and his parents.
Prayer service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Hays Memorial Chapel, Hays. St. Fidelis Fourth Degree will stand guard beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, with a vigil service at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Knights of Columbus rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Catherine, with Father Earl Befort presiding. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9 to 9:30 a.m. Monday, all at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Catherine Cemetery, Catherine
HAYS - Schmidt, Thomas Anthony, 68, died Jan. 3, 2007. Service 10 a.m. Monday, St. Catherine Catholic Church, Catherine, Kan. Survivors: wife, Doris; sons, Troy, Terry, Travis; sisters, Sr. Judith Schmidt, Phyllis Schmidt, Pamela Shaffer, Marla Staab, Donna Schmidt, Melene Rohr; 9 grandchildren. Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/5/2008.
See Marilyn Glenn
SCHMITZ, Frederick J.
b. 22 Jan 1954 - Culbertson, Montana
d. 4 Feb 2008 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 12 Feb 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
Frederick J. Schmitz, 54, of Scottsbluff, died peacefully Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at his home.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15, at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff with Pastor Sheila Taylor officiating. The Nebraska National Guard will provide military honors. Cremation was at Sunset Memorial Park Crematory in Scottsbluff. A second memorial service will be held at a later date in Sidney, Mont.
Frederick John Schmitz was born Jan. 22, 1954, in Culbertson, Mont. to Alphonse and Christine (Fink) Schmitz. He grew up on the family farm south of Brockton, Mont. He graduated from high school at Poplar, Montana. Frederick served in the United States Air Force from May 7, 1974 to Jan. 7, 1978. On October 2, 1980, he married Rose TAGEANT in Evanston, Wyo. They lived in Montana and Minnesota where he drove a semi-truck and worked for a grain elevator. They moved to Scottsbluff in 1994.
Survivors include his sons, David (Monica) Schmitz of Laramie, Wyo. and Joseph Frank Tageant of Gering; former wife Rose Tageant of Gering; father, Alphonse Schmitz of Sidney, Mont.; and eleven brothers and sisters. His grandparents, his mother, a brother, and sister preceded him in death.
b, 28 Nov 1891 - Balzer, Russia
d. 12 Mar 1954 - Lincoln, Nebraska
From Lincoln Paper, Submitted by Audrey Schmunk Fredstrom
A widower, David Schmunk had been employed at Gold & Co. since 1937. He was born in Russia, and had come to the U.S. in 1912, residing in Oklahoma and Scottsbluff before moving to Lincoln in 1927.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William Grage of Lincoln; sons, Walter of Lincoln; Henry and Harold, both of Scottsbluff; and Fred of Gary, Indiana; a brother, Henry; and a sister, Mrs. Julia Specht, both of Scottsbluff; nine grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
(Note: It is believed that his first wife, Pauline Weimer, died coming over from Russia. His son Henry was from this marriage. In 1914 he married Katherine “Katie” Leiphardt in Oklahoma. She was the mother of all the other children. She died in 1923. On December 2, 1924 David married a widow, Katherine Margaret MAUL GEIER in Lincoln, Nebraska.)
See Dorothy Benzel
b. 18 Nov 1918 - Oklahoma
d. 24 Jul 1998 - Hessville, Indiana
From Information furnishd, Submitted by Audrey (Schmunk) Frestrom
Gotfred was the son of David and Katherine “Katie” LEIPHARDT Schmunk. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Frances HORSZT; daughter and son-in-law Nadine and Carl Collins and one grandson, Ray Collins, all of Rapid City, SD.; brother-in-law, Leonard Horszt; and numerous nieces and nephews. Burial at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN.
Mr. Schmunk had been a resident of the Calumet area for the past 50 years.
b. 12 Oct 1916 - Oklahoma
d. 20 May 1985 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star-Herald, Submitted by Audrey (Schmunk) Fredstrom
Harold was born in Kiowa County, OK to David Schmunk and Katherine “Katie” LEIPHARDT. He grew up and received his education in the Gotebo-Mountain View area. He moved as a young man to Lincoln, Nebraska, and when he was 15, to Scottsbluff. He married Dorothy BENZEL on June 6, 1943. Survivors include his sons Charles of Longmont, Colorado, and Gary of Eaton, Colorado; brothers Walter of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Fred of Gary, Indiana; sister Ruby Doran of Omaha, and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff.
b. 21 Oct 1941 - Holdrege, Nebraska
d. 18 Jan 2008 - Meade, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, January 19,2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
FOWLER - Earl Schneider, 66, died Jan. 18, 2008, at the District Hospital in Meade.
He was born Oct. 21, 1941, in Holdrege, Neb., the son of Dean and Margaret Schneider. He attended grade school at Axtell Public Schools, Axtell, Neb., and graduated from Huntington Park.
He belonged to the Christian Church, Fowler, where he was the pianist.
Survivors include: two brothers, David, Ripon, Calif, and Paul, McCook, Neb.; and two sisters, Leonora Rogers, Meade, and Carolyn Schneider, Lodi, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dean and Margaret Schneider; and a brother, Robert "Bob" Dean.
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church, Fowler, with Brother Ken Pitzer presiding. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment will be at a later date in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Axtell, Neb. Memorials may be sent to Fowler Nursing Home in care of Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade.
FOWLER - Schneider, Earl, died Jan. 18, 2008. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Christian Church. Survivors: brothers, David, James, Paul; sisters, Leonora Rogers, Carolyn Schneider. Fidler-Bachman-Orme Mortuary. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/19/2008.
SCHNEIDER, Evelyn Mae
b. Feb. 10, 1928 - Campbell County
d. 30 Jan 2008 - Stillwater County
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 1 Feb 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
COLUMBUS - Evelyn Mae Schreiner, known as "Sunny" to family and friends, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008, at the Stillwater County Hospital, after a short illness. Crippling arthritis had kept her confined to home for several years; she moved to Beartooth Manor in 2006.
Sunny was born in Gillette, Wyo., on Feb. 10, 1928, the sixth daughter of Frank P. and Mary Lucas Schneider - early homesteaders in Campbell County. Sunny grew up in Wyoming, but spent the last 43 years of her life in Stillwater County, moving to Absarokee in 1964 and Columbus in 1968. She married Wallace E. SCHREINER, a longtime Stillwater County resident, in 1969. The two of them spent many happy years traveling and enjoying their life together.
She is survived by her husband, Wally; two sons, Joseph R. Schreiner of Newell, S.D., Richard F. Miller of Phoenix; a daughter, Brenda M. Tucker of Louisville, Ky.; two daughters-in-law, Sherry Overhuls Miller of Tennessee, Colleen Dolan Schreiner of Newell; and an adored granddaughter, Carlee Jo Schreiner. Sherry and Colleen were both "born and raised" in Columbus.
Sunny was preceded in death by her oldest son, Robert S. Miller, who died in 2005. She had lost touch with Robert's children, her grandchildren, Heather Miller of Denver and Shawn Miller of Gillette, but remained close to many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by two sisters, Irene Pearson of Cody, Wyo., and Helen Williams of Gillette.
She loved Montana's beauty, her garden, her funny old house, her kids and Wally (not necessarily in that order). Sunny could be one "tough ol' boot," but could also be generous to a fault. Her legacy of laughter, love and sacrifice will long be remembered by those she loved.
Arrangements are being handled by Smith Funeral Chapel of Laurel. A memorial service is planned for early summer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Stillwater Hospital Foundation in Columbus.
SCHNEIDER, Frances C.
b. 2 May 1916 - Saline County, Kansas
d. 4 Apr 2008 - Concordia, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Sunday, April 6, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
CONCORDIA -- Frances C. Schneider, 91, Concordia, died Friday, April 4, 2008. She was born May 2, 1916, in Saline County, Kansas, the daughter of John and Lucy (Seramur) Schneider. She was a school teacher, social worker and secretary for the Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her fiancee, John G. White, who died in combat during WWII; two sisters, Lucy McCann and Sister Monica Schneider.
Ms. Schneider is survived by two sisters, Mary Ryan of New Cambria and Sister Lucy Schneider of Concordia; and a brother, John J. Schneider of Salina.
Frances enjoyed traveling the world and being a member of the Legion of Mary and the Sacred Heart Cathedral Guild
Funeral mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Salina, with burial following in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina, with a vigil and rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. Memorials contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Cathedral and be sent in care of the mortuary.
b. abt 1919
d. 25 Apr 2008 - Norton, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Wednesday, April 30, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
NORTON -- Lavina Meier, 89, died April 25, 2008. Survivors: sons, George of Oakland, Maine, and Dean of Cocoa, Fla.; daughter, Evelyn Sprigg of Norton; brothers, Lloyd Schneider of Coffeyville and Reuben Schneider of Greeley, Colo.; sisters, Elnora Schwien of LaCrosse, Catherine Barnes of Dodge City, Alta Wiegel of Houston and Amelia Michaelis of Russell; 7 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by:husband, William, in 1966; and infant daughter, Edna May. Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Norton. Memorials: the church or Andbe Home, Norton. Visitation: 3-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Enfield Funeral Home, Norton.
b. 19 Jun 1915 - Silverwood, Michigan
d. 20 Dec 2007 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
From Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 23 Dec 2007, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
MITCHELL - Lydia Erdman, 92, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at her home.
Her Funeral will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 26 at the Salem Congregational Church in Scottsbluff with Pastors Dale H. Brown and Doug Keener officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery at Scottsbluff.
Memorials may be made in care of her family.
Friends may call at the Jolliffe Funeral Home at Scottsbluff, Wednesday from 8 a.m. to noon. Lydia's obituary may be viewed at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com, where condolences may be left.
Lydia was born June 19, 1915, in Silverwood, Mich., the daughter of Henry and Mary (Goss) Schneider. As a young girl, she moved with her family to Flint, Mich. and then to Saginaw, Mich. At the age of 15 they moved to Windsor, Colo. She was united in marriage to Alexander Erdman, Nov. 15, 1936, at Windsor. They farmed north of Scottsbluff until 1948, when they sold the Erdman farm and moved to the Gering Valley, where they farmed until 1960. They traded the farm for a ranch in Sioux County. After Alex's death, she returned to Windsor and cared for her ailing mother for 8 years. Lydia married Henry Schott at Windsor. After his death, she moved to Mitchell to be near her daughter.
She was an active member of the Salem Congregational Church for many years. Lydia taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, a member of the Friendly Circle and the Ladies Aid. She was also very active in the German Brotherhood at the Church, as well as the North Platte Valley German Brotherhood Conference and sang in the German Conference Choir. Her family and church were her life. Lydia made sure her children at-tended Church on a regular schedule.
Survivors include her daughters, Lila June Martin of Denver, Gloria (Walt) Ryan of Mitchell, Carolyn Haase of Wellston, Okla.; son, David (Joy) Erdman of Huron, S.D.; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Sweeney of Midlothian, Ill.; half brother, Melvin Martin of Windsor, Colo. and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husbands, Alex, Aug. 3, 1968 and Henry Schott; baby daughter, Judy; five brothers and a sister.
b. 22 Oct 1936
d. 27 Apr 2008 - Ellsworth, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, April 29, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
KANOPOLIS - Marvin Schneider, 71, died April 27, 2008, at Ellsworth. He was born Oct. 22, 1936, to Edward and Frances Kubick Schneider. On April 28, 1956, he married Paula Sparks. She survives.
Other survivors include: sons, Ed, James and Randy, all of Kanopolis; daughter, Cherie Sauers, Kanopolis; and sisters, Gloria Haase, Ellsworth and Sharon Nye, Derby.
Funeral service 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth with Pastor Stephen Holmes presiding. Visitation 1 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Casket will remain closed. Burial in the Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery. Memorials to Ellsworth FFA and Ellsworth County 4-H in care of Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth.
SCHNELL, Edna J.
See Edna J. Bauer
SCHNEWEIS, Gertrude Josephine
b. 28 Feb. 1915 - Odin, Kansas
d. 21 Jan 2008 - Great Bend, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, January 23, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
GREAT BEND - Gertrude Josephine Rziha, 92, died Jan. 21, 2008, at Alterra Sterling House, Great Bend.
She was born Feb. 28, 1915, in Odin, the daughter of Emil and Josephine Zorn Schneweis. She was a resident of Sterling House for three years and Great Bend for 18 years coming from Odin. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at St. Patrick and Altar Society of Great Bend.
On Aug. 23, 1938, she married Frank H. RZIHA in Odin. He died Aug. 15, 1989.
Survivors include: five sons, Leonard and wife, Joan, Hoisington, Jim and wife, Jolene, Great Bend, Gerald and wife, Jeanne, Tampa, Robert and wife, Nancy, Great Bend, and Larry, Ponca City, Okla.; three daughters, Bernice Kaiser and husband Marvin, Hays, Mary Anne Hammerschmidt and husband, Ron, Topeka, and Cecelia Schreiber and husband Gary, Osborne; a brother, Edwin Schneweis and wife, Lucille, Great Bend; a sister, Leona Jenisch, Odin; 27 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son Raymond Rziha; a daughter, Carolyn Rziha; five brothers, John Schneweis, Wilhelm Schneweis, Father Emil Schneweis, Lawrence Schneweis and Leonard Schneweis; five sisters, Gabriella Habiger, Anna Schneweis, Sister Pauline Schneweis, Christina Dmel and Mathilda Boor; and a granddaughter, Carrie Rziha.
Altar society rosary will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend. Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Great Bend, with Father Reginald A. Urban presiding. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Holy Family Cemetery, Odin. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to the Holy Family Cemetery Fund, or Holy Family School Endowment Fund, both in care of the funeral home.
GREAT BEND - Rziha, Gertrude J., 92, died Jan. 21, 2008. Service 10:30 a.m. Friday, St. Patrick Catholic Church. Survivors: sons, Leonard, Jim, Gerald, Robert, Larry; daughters, Bernice Kaiser, Mary Anne Hammerschmidt, Cecelia Schreiber; brother, Edwin Schneweis; sister, Leona Jenisch; 27 grandchildren. Bryant Funeral Home. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/23/2008.
b. 16 Mar 1906 - Odin, Kansas
d. 2 Feb 2008 - Great Bend, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, February 4, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
GREAT BEND - Sister Henrietta Schneweis, 101, died Feb. 2, 2008, at the Dominican Sisters Convent Infirmary, Great Bend.
She was born Mary Anna Schneweis March 16, 1906, in Odin, the daughter of Frank and Karoline Fonshner Schneweis. She celebrated 80 years of religious profession in 2004, serving in the healthcare ministry as a laboratory tech, superintendent of nurses at St. Rose School of Nursing, Great Bend, supervisor of OB and surgery, head nurse, assistant administrator at Sacred Heart Hospital, Lamar, Colo., and St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City, nursing service director, and OB supervisor and Central Supply supervisor at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital, Larned.
Survivors include: a sister, Eleanor Prosser, Great Bend.
The body will lie in state from 3 p.m. Sunday until service time Tuesday at the Dominican Chapel of the Plains, Great Bend. Wake service will be at 7 p.m. today at the convent. Liturgy of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the convent. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today, and 9 a.m. to service time Tuesday at the convent. Burial will be in the Sisters Resurrection Cemetery, Great Bend.
Memorials may be sent to the Dominican Sisters Ministry Fund, Office of Mission and Ministry, 3600 Broadway, Great Bend.
GREAT BEND - Schneweis, Sister Henrietta, O.P., 101, died February 2, 2008. Wake service7 p.m. Monday, Liturgy of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, both at the Dominican Chapel of the Plains, 3600 Broadway, Great Bend, KS. Bryant Funeral Home of Great Bend, KS has charge. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 2/4/2008.
SCHNEWEIS, Sister Henrietta
b. 16 March 1906 - Odin, Kansas
d. 2 Feb 2008 - Great Bend, Kansas
From Great Bend (Kan) News - February 5, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Sister Henrietta Schneweis OP, 101, of Great Bend, died Feb. 2 in the Dominican Sisters’ convent infirmary in Great Bend. Born March 16, 1906, in Odin as Mary Anna Schneweis, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Karoline Fonshner Schneweis. She entered the Dominican Sisters’ Community on Sept. 19, 1921, and pronounced her first vows on March 6, 1924. She celebrated 80 years of religious profession in 2004.
Sister Henrietta gave her whole ministerial life to the healthcare ministry, beginning in 1927. After her nursing education, she served as a laboratory tech, Superintendent of Nurses at St. Rose School of Nursing in Great Bend, supervisor of obstetrics and surgery, head nurse, and assistant administrator of Sacred Heart Hospital in Lamar, Colo., and of St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City. Following these ministries she was Nursing Service Director, OB supervisor and Central Supply Supervisor at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Larned. Her last ministry in health care was as convent infirmarian at the motherhouse in Great Bend. She retired in 1992. Sister Henrietta is survived by one sister, Eleanor Prosser of Great Bend.
On Sunday, Sister Henrietta’s body was brought to the hospitality area of the Dominican Chapel of the Plains, 3600 Broadway in Great Bend, where it will lie in state until the Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. today. A wake service was held on Monday. Burial will be in the Sisters’ Resurrection Cemetery. Both the wake and the funeral will be held at the convent. Friends may call at the convent this morning until the time of service. Memorials in honor of Sister Henrietta may be sent to Dominican Sisters Ministry Fund, Office of Mission and Ministry, 3600 Broadway, Great Bend, KS 67530-3692. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by Bryant Funeral Home 1425 Patton Road Great Bend, KS 67530 620-793-3525 Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 5, 2008
SCHNITTKER, Evelyn Ilene (Krug)
See Evelyn Ilene Krug
SCHOENHALS, Artalee A.
b. 18 Oct 1941 - Shattuck, Oklahoma
d. 5 Dec 2001 - Wichita, Kansas
From Wichita Eagle, Submitted by Melissa Sade
Bishop, Artalee A., Retired Wesley Medical Center registered nurse dies Wednesday December 5, 2001. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Trinity Baptist Church.
Survivors: husband Robert (BISHOP); daughter Melissa Sade of Wichita; step-daughters Peggy Kuhns of Moundridge, Deborah Whitaker of Andover; brothers Carroll Schoenhals of New Franklin, MO and Sharon "Butch" Schoenhals of Wichita; 3 grandsons, 6 step-grandchildren and 2 great step-grandchildren; her father Arthur Schoenhals of Bazine. Her mother Clara preceded her in death in 1996.
Memorials established with Trinity Baptist Church and American Diabetes Association. Culbertson-Smith Mortuary.
Note: This corrects a previous obituary in that the mother of Artalee Schoenhals Bishop is Clara Schoenhals, who preceded her in death in 1996.
SCHOTZMAN, Ruth M. Crispin
See Ruth M. Pedersen
SCHRAG, Ellen J. (Goering)
See Ellen J. Goering
SCHRAG, Ruby A.
b. abt 1921
d. 13 Feb 2008 - Pretty Prairie, Kansas
From Wichita Eagle - Saturday, February 16, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
PRETTY PRAIRIE - Stucky Schrag, Ruby A., 87, died Feb. 13, 2008. Service 10:30 a.m. Monday, First Mennonite Church. Survivors: sons, Stephen, David, Gordon all of Kingman; sisters, Stella Graber of Pretty Prairie, Della Musselman of Denver, Dorothy Jones of Wichita; 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Livingston Funeral Home, Kingman. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 2/16/2008.
SCHRECK, Frank A.
b. 20 Feb 1917 - Garden Plain, Kansas
d. 23 Jan 2008 - Hays, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, January 26, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
MARIENTHAL - Frank A. Schreck, 90, died Jan. 23, 2008, at Hays.
He was born Feb. 20, 1917, in Garden Plain, the son of Henry and Adelheid Fonke Schreck. A resident of Wichita County since 1924, moving from Arnold, he was a farmer.
He belonged to St. Mary Catholic Church, Marienthal, had served many years on the Wichita County Cemetery Board, and as a young man was a participant in the C.C.C. (Civilian Conservation Corps).
On Feb. 22, 1943, he married Mathilda FISCHER in Marienthal. She survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, Dan, Leoti, and Tom, Victoria; two daughters, Judy Engel, Hays, and Mary Jane Lilly, Overland Park; a brother, Father Joseph Schreck, Utuado, Puerto Rico; three sisters, Mary Agnes Schreck, Clinton, Mo., Adalia Morin, Aurora, Colo., and Sister Margaret Schreck, Concordia; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Victor and John Schreck, and a sister, Mildred Schreck
Vigil service will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marienthal. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, with Father Benjamin Martin presiding. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Price and Sons Funeral Home, Leoti. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Renal Care Group of Hays or the Sisters of St. Joseph, both in care of the funeral home.
SCHREINER, Evelyn Mae
See Evelyn Mae Schneider
SCHREINER, Mary Ann
b. 29 Aug 1915 - St. Peter, Kansas
d. 21 Mar 2008 - WaKeeney, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Sunday, March 23, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Mary Ann Pfeifer, 92, WaKeeney, died Friday, March 21, 2008, at Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney. She was born Aug. 29, 1915, in St. Peter to Frank and Philomenia (Dreiling) Schreiner. She married Michael PFEIFER Nov. 12, 1934, in Victoria. He preceded her in death on March 25, 2002. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a son, Adolf Pfeifer, Collyer; two daughters, Eileen Dreiling, Basehor, and Rosalita Sauer, Birdsey, Ind.; two sisters, Katie Wasinger, Hutchinson, and Anna Pfeifer, Norton; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-stepgrandchild. She was preceded in death by a son, Darrell Pfeifer; and a grandson, Wesley.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Christ The King Catholic Church, WaKeeney; burial in St. Anthony's Cemetery, St. Peter. Memorials are suggested for Masses in care of Schmitt Funeral Home, 336 N. 12th, WaKeeney.
SCHREMMER, Catherine M.
See Catherine M. Prosser
SCHUCKMAN, Alfred M.
b. 18 Nov 1922 - Liebenthal, Kansas
d. 28 Jan 2008 Rush Center, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - January 29, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Alfred M. "Freddie" Schuckman, 85, La Crosse, formerly of Ness City, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at Rush County Nursing Home.
He was born Nov. 18, 1922, in rural Liebenthal to Fred and Anna (Legleiter) Schuckman. He was a 1943 graduate of Schoenchen High School.
He married Lydia M. STEGMAN on Feb. 8, 1943, in Loretto. He owned a TV and radio shop for more than 30 years.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a daughter, Joan Schulz and husband, Jerry, La Crosse; a brother, Robert Schuckman, Denver; three sisters, Mary Ann Herl, Victoria, Lucy Unrein, Hays, and Edna Miles, Winter Haven, Fla.; three grandchildren, Judy Bielby, Liberty, Mo., James Schulz, Mission, and Jennifer Vath, Olathe; four great-grandchildren, Anna Wilson, Zachary Schulz, Benjamin Wilson and Charles Vath; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Anna (Legleiter) Schuckman; eight brothers, David Schuckman, Victor Schuckman, Edwin Schuckman, Gilbert Schuckman, John Schuckman, Elmer Schuckman, Adolph Schuckman and Thomas Schuckman; and a sister, Isabel Stremel.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Catholic Church, La Crosse; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Liebenthal. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with family present from 6 to 7 p.m. at Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse. A vigil/rosary will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Rush County Nursing Home, La Crosse, or St. Joseph Heritage Fund, Liebenthal in care of the funeral home.
SCHUCKMAN, Bill D.
b. 7 Feb 1947 - La Crosse, Kansas
d. 29 Jan 2008 - La Crosse, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, January 31, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
La CROSSE - Bill D. Schuckman, 60, died Jan. 29, 2008, at his home in La Crosse.
He was born Feb. 7, 1947, in La Crosse, the son of Edwin I. and Isabella B. Herrman Schuckman.
He was a resident of La Crosse for 15 years, moving from Sterling, where he lived for 15 years. He attended La Crosse High School, La Crosse. He was a carpenter and plumber most of his life. He belonged to the Catholic Campus Center, Hays.
Survivors include: his mother; four brothers, Rod Schuckman, La Crosse, Curtis Schuckman, Olathe, Ruben Schuckman, Hays, Chad Schuckman, Olathe; seven sisters, Carol Howell, Rush Center, Velita Larson, McPherson, Marlene Wasinger, Hays, Diona Patterson, Plainville, Emily Hallam, Hays, Jennifer Leapheart, Kansas City, Mo., and Germaine Barrows, Talmo, Ga.; several nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father.
A vigil service and Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Liebenthal, with Father Fred Gatschet and Father Rene Labrador presiding. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be in the St. Joseph's Cemetery, Liebenthal. Memorials may be sent to the St. Joseph's Heritage Fund, Liebenthal, in care of the funeral home, 719 Pine, La Crosse, KS 67548, 785/222-2517
SCHULER, Raymond Joseph
b. 9 Apr 1928 - Ness City, Kansas
d. 6 Mar 2008 - Ellis, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, March 9, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
NESS CITY - Raymond Joseph Schuler, 79, died March 6, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Center, Ellis.
He was born April 9, 1928, in Ness City, the son of Otto and Clara Werner Schuler. A resident of Ness City, he was a farmer and stockman. He belonged to Sacred Heart Church, Ness City.
On May 11, 1948, he married Helen FLAX in Ransom. She survives.
Other survivors include: four sons, Darryl, Ellis, Father Stephen, Bordertown, N.J., Allen, Ness City, and Myron, Brooksville, Fla.; a brother, Bernard, Ness City; a sister, Frances Pfannenstiel, Hays; and 13 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Jones, two brothers, Orie and Verlin, and two sisters, Katherine Dome and Rita Boehm.
Rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church, Ness City. Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church with Father Henry Hildebrandt and Father Stephen Schuler presiding. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ness City, and from 4 p.m. to service time Monday at the church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Sacred Heart School or Sacred Heart Church, both in care of the funeral home.
SCHULTE, Matthew A.
b. 29 Sep 1913 - Tipton, Kansas
d. 21 Feb 2008 - Beloit, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Saturday, February 23, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
TIPTON -- Matthew A. Schulte, 94, Tipton, passed away February 21, 2008 at the Mitchell County Hospital in Beloit, KS. He was born Sept. 29, 1913, in Tipton, Kansas. He was a farmer.
Survivors: Wife- Bette Schulte of Topeka; 3 sons-Neil Schulte of Tipton, Ron Schulte of Tipton and Ken Schulte of Assaria; 2 daughters-Judith Fiala of Cawker City and Martha Jeanne Helvey of Denver; 1 brother-Urban Schulte of Tipton; 2 sisters-Margaret Carr of Kansas City and Caroline Arnoldy of Beloit; his grandchildren-Kelly Bayon, Ryan Helvey, Melissa Messino, Lisa Linck, Dustin Schulte, Tara Fiala, Travis Fiala, Lindsay Fiala and Lela Schulte; and 6 great-grandchildren
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanor Schulte, in 1976.
Funeral services will be Monday, February 25, 2008, at 10:30 am at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Tipton. A vigil service will be held Sunday, February 24, 2008. at 7 p.m. at the St. Boniface Catholic Church. Memorials may be given to the St. Boniface Church Endowment Fund and the Tipton Community School. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Cemetery, Tipton. Domoney Funeral Home, 817 Morgan Avenue, Downs, Kansas 67437, in charge of arrangements.
SCHULTZ, Betty Lou
b. 22 Aug 1938 - Larned, Kansas
d. 25 Mar 2008 - Great Bend, Kansas
From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - Friday, March 28, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
LARNED — Betty Lou Schultz Douglas Sharp, 69, of Larned, died March 26 at Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend, after complications from her second battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 22, 1938, at Larned, the daughter of Vernon Alvin Schultz and Bernita Emma Christina Bahls Schultz. Betty Lou married her high school sweetheart, Clyde Lamond DOUGLAS, on Oct. 24, 1956, and they were lifelong residents of Larned. Their union was blessed with four children. Betty Lou worked as a bookkeeper and secretary of both her father’s and husband’s plumbing businesses, Schultz Plumbing and Heating and Lamond’s Plumbing and Heating and Quality Plumbing and Heating. She had excelled as a homemaker and mother. Lamond also died of cancer on Oct. 18, 1988. On May 1, 2003, she married longtime Larned resident Robert C. SHARP. They spent nearly five wonderful years together.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Great Bend, and Sub Card Club, Larned. Betty Lou’s interests and hobbies included family history, sewing, collecting dolls and bears, bargain shopping and fixing just about anything. She loved her children and grandchildren dearly.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Sharp; children, Debra Kay and Wayne Berglund of Springville, Utah, Randy Lamond Douglas of Springville, Cory LeAllan and Cynthia Douglas of Cedar Hills, Utah, and Kristi Kyle and Lance Dalley, Payson, Utah; a brother, Richard Vernon Schultz of Wichita; three sisters, Edith Mae Winkler, Mary Jo Gibson and Marsha K. Fox, all of Larned; 13 brilliant grandchildren, stepchildren Bob Sharp, Jr., Michael Sharp, John Sharp and Cecil Sharp, and numerous stepgrandchildren. She will be sorely missed by all.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Morell Funeral Home, Larned. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday and from noon until 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Larned Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Welcome Inn Seniors in care of the funeral home. Funeral arrangements provided by Morell Funeral Home
1021 Broadway, Larned, KS 67550 - 620-285-2177 Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, March 28, 2008
SCHULTZ, Linda Katharine
b. 5 Nov 1941 - Spearville, Kansas
d. 17 Jan 2008 - Hutchinson, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, January 19, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Linda Katharine (Schultz) Niemeyer went to be with our Lord on January 17, 2008 following a long battle with cancer. Funeral mass will be 2:00 PM Monday, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2631 Independence Rd., Hutchinson, with Father Joseph Eckberg presiding. Burial will be at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hutchinson. Visitation will be held from 1-9PM Sunday at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson.
Linda was born on November 5, 1941 to Albert Harry and Lucinda Helfrich Schultz at Spearville, KS. She lived with her parents and two sisters on a farm south of Spearville for the first eight years of her life. After the death of her father, Linda and her mother moved to Spearville and later moved to Claflin. After the death of her mother in 1957, Linda lived with her sister Alberta Schultz Johnson and husband Carl Johnson in Dodge City. She graduated from Saint Mary of the Plains High School, Dodge City, in 1959. In 1960, Linda married Larry Ottis Johnson and had two sons, Rodney and Darren Johnson.
Linda married Wilbert NIEMEYER on March 13, 1976. They lived in Dodge City and later moved to Hutchinson. She retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.
She was preceded in death by her son Darren Johnson in 1966 at three years of age, Larry Ottis Johnson, her parents, Albert and Lucinda Schultz, a sister, Erma Jean Schultz Boyd and husband R.W. "Bill" Boyd.
Linda is survived by her husband Wilbert NIEMEYER, her son Rodney Johnson and wife Charlotte, a granddaughter, Taysha Kay Johnson, one step grandson, Nicholas Niemeyer, Wilbert Niemeyer's daughters, Sandra Lode, Donna Shearer and Norma Niemeyer, a sister, Alberta Schultz Johnson and husband Carl, numerous nieces and nephews, Delene Johnson Baty and Steven Baty, her Godson Charles Johnson and Allison Johnson, Steven and Eileen Johnson, Aaron Johnson, Matthew and Jennifer Johnson, Richard and Joyce Johnson, Duane and Virginia Boy, Nancy (Boyd) and Dale Klenke, Bart and Denise Boyd, Cliff and Shanna Boyd, and Lance Boyd, and her mother-in-law, Violet Boettcher. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Linda Niemeyer Memorial Fund or to Hospice House, both in care of the funeral home. To leave a personal message for the family, visit www.penwell.gabel.com.
HUTCHINSON - Niemeyer, Linda Katharine, died Jan. 17, 2008. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Holy Cross Catholic Church. Survivors: husband, Wilbert; son, Rodney Johnson; stepdaughters, Sandra Lode, Donna Shearer, Norma Niemeyer; 1 granddaughter; 1 step-grandson. Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 1/19/2008.
SCHULTZ, Opal Mae
See Opal Mae DeHaven
b. 5 Mar 1919 - Tilden, Nebraska
d. 24 Dec 2007 - Battle Creek, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 27 Dec 2007, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
NORFOLK - Luella Barcell, 88, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2007, at Community Pride Care Center in Battle Creek, Neb.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 28, at Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk. Burial will be in Buffalo Creek Cemetery at Tilden. Visitations will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday at the Home for Funerals. Memorials may be directed to Christ Lutheran School
Luella was born March 5, 1919, in Tilden (Buffalo Creek), Neb. the daughter of Henry and Minnie (Brandt) Schulz. She was baptized at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Tilden (Buffalo Creek), Neb., on March 16, 1919. Luella was later confirmed at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Minatare April 9, 1933. She was raised in Crookston, Scottsbluff and Gering, where she graduated from high school. She went on to graduated from Hastings Business College.
On May 1, 1941, Luella married Ernest BARCELL at St. John's Lutheran Church in Scottsbluff. The couple lived in Scottsbluff and Gering before moving to various cities in Colorado. They returned to Nebraska and Norfolk in 1999.
Luella worked as a secretary/bookkeeper for a number of companies retiring in the early 1990's. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her children, Robert "Bob" Barcell, of Fort Collins, Colo. and Joan Olson, of Norfolk; grandchildren, Preston Olson III (P.R.) and his wife Karla, of Yankton, S.D., Pernell Olson and his wife, Rhonda, of Arvada, Colo., and Danelle McKeown and her husband, Mark, of Norfolk; and five great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, three brothers and three sisters.
SCHUT, Antie Elske "Ann"
See Antie Elske "Ann" Wiebe
SCHWAB, Donald Gene
b. 23 Jun 1934 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
d. 11 Apr 2008 - Gering, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 16 Apr 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
Donald Gene Schwab, 73, of Gering passed away quietly at home in the company of his sons, Aaron and Donnie on April 11, 2008 after a short battle with cancer.
There will be visitation for family and friends on Tuesday evening, April 15, 2008, from 6-8 p.m. at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff. Private graveside services will be held on Wednesday, in the Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff with military honors.
Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.dagankramer.com
Don, the second child, was born June 23, 1934, in Scottsbluff to Alex and Irma Schwab. He was a graduate of Lake Alice School and continued his high school education at Scottsbluff High School, graduating in 1953. He worked on the family farm north of Scottsbluff until 1955, when the family moved to Moses Lake, Wash. In 1956, Don was drafted into the U.S. Army serving in Greenland most of his time in the service. After serving, Don returned to Scottsbluff to start a career trucking. Don worked for Valley Commodity & Ameri-Co carriers over the road till his retirement in 1996.
He enjoyed traveling in his motor home to Kalispell, Mont. where he's spent his summers at Flathead Lake, boating and fishing for those big trout. He traveled to Moses Lake quite often to see family and also to Kansas City to visit his son and grandchildren.
Don is survived by two sons, Donald Jr., of Casper, Wyo., Aaron and fiancée, Suzanne Busskohl of Kansas City, Kan. Also surviving is his brother, Charles and wife, Dee, his sister, Karen Counsell and her husband George all of Moses Lake, Wash. Don has three grandchildren of Kansas City. He's also survived by several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Irma Schwab, a brother, Raymond and a sister, Joan and his grandparents.
SCHWARTZ, Sharen Dee
b. 8 Nov 1942 - Bazine, Kansas
d. 3 Apr 2008 - Ness City, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, April 5, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
NESS CITY - Sharen Dee Schwartz, 65, died April 3, 2008, at Cedar Village Long Term Care, Ness City. He was born Nov. 8, 1942, in Bazine, the son of Jake and Lydia Margheim Schwartz.
He was a plumber and a resident of Ness City since 1975. He belonged to the United Methodist Church , American Legion, and the Masonic Lodge, all at Ness City, the VFW, Ransom, and the Isis Shrine, Salina.
Survivors include: daughters, Stephanie Brantley and husband Scott, Great Bend, and Michelle Reifschneider and husband Paul, Ness City; a sister, Jolyn Gross, Bazine; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Elvin Schwartz, a sister Wameta Schwartz, and his parents.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Bazine Cemetery, Bazine, with the Rev. Dick Robbins presiding. Memorials may be sent to Hospice of the Prairie, in care of Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ness City.
SCHWARTZKOPF, Ann Wolski
See Ann Reichert
b. 21 Oct 1919 - McGrew, Nebraska
d. 20 Apr 2008 - Mitchell, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 23 Apr 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
MITCHELL - Lydia Schwartzkopf Baum, 88, died Sunday, April 20, 2008, at the Mitchell Care Center. Cremation has taken place as Lydia requested at the Jolliffe Funeral Home and Crematory. Inurnment will be at the Mitchell City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Mitchell Care Center. Jones Mortuary in Mitchell is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be left at email@example.com and will be forwarded to the family.
Lydia was born Oct. 21, 1919, to Henry and Anna (Sieb) Schwartzkopf in McGrew. She received her education and graduated from high school in McGrew. Lydia married Ted E. Baum on May 21, 1939, in Mitchell and was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 30, 1997.
She enjoyed many hobbies including oil painting, quilting, knit-ting, and was a member of the Artists' Guild.
Survivors include her son, Jerry Baum of Amherst, Colo.; daughter, Nancy N. (Ron) Reeves of Glendale, Ariz.; granddaughter, Heather (Kevin) Goshow of Phoenix, Ariz.; and two great-grandsons
Her parents; husband; brothers, Carl and Henry Schwartzkopf; sisters, Katie Schwartzkopf and Pauline Schneider preceded Lydia in death.
b. 14 Mar 1926 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
d. 8 Mar 2008 - Cheyenne, Wyoming
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 11 Mar 2008, Submitted by Mark B.Wills
TORRINGTON, Wyo. - Ruben Schwartzkopf, 81, died Saturday, March 8, 2008, at the Regional Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyo.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 12, at the First Wyoming United Presbyterian Church with Reverend Curtis Hill officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery.
Visitation hours will be held at the Colyer Funeral Home Tuesday from 1 to 7 p.m. and the casket will be closed at the church service.
Those who wish may direct memorial contributions in Ruben's memory to either the Community Hospital Foundation or to the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com
Ruben was born on March 14, 1926, in Scottsbluff the son of John and Lydia (Bertrum) Schwartzkopf. The family moved to Huntley, Wyo. when Ruben was two weeks old. He grew up in the Huntley area where he received his education. He then farmed in the Yoder, Wyo. area for 16 years. He married Kathryn FELTON on Oct. 7, 1977, in Torrington. Ruben then went to work as the Supervisor of Goshen County Weed & Pest Control for 25 years and retired in 1988.
Ruben enjoyed fishing, hunting, and traveling; but he mostly loved spending time with his family. He also liked NASCAR racing. He was a member of the Yoder Presbyterian Church where he served on the Session and he later became a member of the First Wyoming United Presbyterian Church at Torrington.
Survivors include his wife, Kathryn of Torrington; sons, Jerald W. Schwartzkopf and his wife Carrol of Glenrock, Wyo. and Bryan D. Schwartzkopf and his wife Colleen of Mapleton, Iowa; brothers, John Schwartzkopf and his wife Gay of Gering, and Donald Schwartzkopf of Casper, Wyo.; sisters, Esther Ring of Torrington; and Dorothy Smallwood of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
His parents and first wife, Helen TOOLEY preceded him in death.
b. 9 Aug 1916 - Ryegate, Montana
d. 4 Jan 2008 - Miles City, Montana
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 6 Jan 2008, Submitted by Henry L. Schmick
Funeral services for Lydia Christman, 91, of Plevna, Mont., will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, at the Peace Lutheran Church in Plevna with Pastor Bruce Kolasch officiating. Burial will be in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Plevna.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, at Stevenson Funeral Home in Baker and will continue on Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the Peace Lutheran Church in Plevna.
Lydia passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, at the Holy Rosary Health Center in Miles City, Mont. She was born on Aug. 9, 1916, the daughter of Philip and Katherine (Schopp) Schweigert at Ryegate, Mont. Lydia moved with her parents as a young girl to the Plevna area, where she attended the Lame Jones Country School through the eighth grade. Lydia was married to Henry CHRISTMAN on Dec. 31, 1935, in Baker. They leased a few farms before purchasing some land north of Plevna in 1942. Together, they began building their home, barns and a family. Henry and Lydia farmed and ranched for the next 52 years on the same place. She enjoyed working in her garden, growing flowers and working in her yard. Lydia also enjoyed crocheting, beadwork and quilting. She was a very active member of the Peace Lutheran Church and enjoyed helping with the Altar and working with the Lutheran Ladies and their projects. Lydia loved and enjoyed her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. In 1996, Lydia, moved into Baker where she made her home until recently when she relocated to Miles City.
Survivors include two daughters, Doris Geving of Plevna and Audrey Christman of Miles City; a sister-in-law, Tillie Quincer of Miles City; four grandchildren, Karen (Greg) Ehman, Katy, Texas, Debbie (Alvin) Buerkle, Big Timber, Mont., Susan McRae, Dillon, Mont. and Joy (Dave) Perius, Gardiner, Mont.; 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Henry; two infant sons, Kenneth Dale and Calvin Henry; five sisters, Katherine Leno, Betty Christman, Carolyn Herbst, Dorothy Bretzel and Annie Schweigert; two brothers, Philip and Fred Schweigert; three half-brothers, Jake, John and Edward Quincer; and a son-in-law, Connie Geving.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.stevensonfuneralhome.com.
SCHWEITZER, Irene M.
b. 3 Nov 1913 - Salina, Kansas
d. 15 Jan 2008 - Salina, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Friday, January 18, 2008, Submitted by Rachel E. Smith
Irene M. Schweitzer, 94, Salina, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008.
Miss Schweitzer was born Nov. 3, 1913 at Salina. She was a clerk and stenographer for International Monetary Fund, retiring after 27 years of service.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mox and Mabel Schweitzer; a brother Ronald Schweitzer; and two half sisters.
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Novelle Schweitzer of Salina; and four nieces, Linda Dickson, Rhonda Dickson, Robyn Karcher and Delores Lowery, all of Salina
A memorial service will be at a later date. There will be no visitation. The body was cremated. Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina, is handling arrangements.
b. 15 Jul 1871 - Russia
d. 3 Jul 1950 - Killdeer, North Dakota
From Dickinson Press - 8 Jul 1950, Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank Schwindt, 70, Killdeer, died at 2 p.m. July 3, of cancer, at his home. He had been ill for three months.
Funeral services were held yesterday at St. Joseph �s Catholic church in Killdeer with Father Goettemoeller, Father Spegele and Father H. Hess officiating. Pallbearers were Mike Heiser, Steve Hiser, Anton Dvorak, Vincent Dvorak, Jacob Fittig and Tony Lyons. Interment was in the Killdeer cemetery.
Mr. Schwindt was born in Russia, July 15, 1871. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Sebastian Schwindt. He came to the United States in 1890.
He married Barbara FISCHER, May 25, 1895, in Dickinson. They had 12 children: Peter, Rose, Leonard, John, Andrew, Sister Hildegard, Katherine, Joe, Sister Helen, Rasmus, Steve and Frank. The Schwindts celebrated their fifty-fifth wedding anniversary this spring. All of their children were present.
Surviving relatives are his wife �Note: the remainder of this obit is missing. Dickinson Press 8 Jul 1950
See Katherine Ell