HAYS - Wendelin A. "Buddy" Dinges, 90, died Oct. 27, at the Hays Medical Center. Born Jan. 16, 1923 in Schoenchen, he was the son of Carl and Christina (Dreher) Dinges. On Aug. 26, 1946, he married Alvera Leiker in Hays. She died in 2011. He worked in construction and at the Higher View Dairy, the LK Dairy, and at the Hadley Regional Medical Center.
Carla M. Yahne, 63, died Oct. 27 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Born Aug. 17, 1950 in Wichita, she was the daughter of Max and Genelle (White) Vinson. On June 7, 1970 she married Bruce E. Yahne in Great Bend. She was a graduate of Brown Mackie College and Barton Community College. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she was a secretary in the oil and gas industry, being employed by Terra Resources and Phillips 66, and was a legal clerk for Kaufman and Horner Law Office.
ELIZABETHTOWN, Kent. - Duane Francis Klug, 64, of Elizabethtown, Kent., passed away Oct. 20, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kent. Born Nov. 4, 1948, in Great Bend, he was the son of Alois (Lou) Klug and Thelma Schneweis Klug. He attended schools in Odin, graduating from Holyrood High School and was a graduate of Kansas State University.