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Viola Katherine Besthorn 1921 - 2016

HOLYROOD - Viola Katherine Besthorn, 94, died Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Wilson. She was born June 3, 1921 to Joseph Henry Ross and Clara Mae (Ruby), who had eight other children (Edith Irene Weeks, Ethel Marie Bechtel, Florence I. Meharg, Clara Mae McCabe, the twins, Lee and Leo, Kelly and Joseph Jr.) all deceased. She married Arthur William Besthorn on June 2, 1940.

April 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Florene S. Batchman 1937 - 2016

Florene S. Batchman 1937 - 2016

April 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Harold B. Stevenson 1938 - 2016

Harold B. Stevenson 1938 - 2016

April 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Kenneth Michael Kern 1961 - 2016

Kenneth Michael Kern, 54, died April 20, 2016, at his home in Great Bend. Born Dec. 19, 1961, in Great Bend, he was the son of Kenneth M. and Ellen (Carter) Kern. A lifetime resident of Great Bend he was an oilfield driller.

April 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Nancy Ann Zeilinger 1948 - 2016

Nancy Ann Zeilinger, 68, died April 20, 2016, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born Jan. 28, 1948, and then placed in the Emmanuel Deaconess Orphanage on April 3, 1948, as an act of love from her birth parents. She was adopted by the Rev. Otto L. and Dorothy (Sandrock) Zeilinger on Sept. 9, 1948, and taken home to Hildreth, Neb., to be with her big "adoctored" brother, Neal. Shortly after, the family received the call to serve Peace Lutheran Church in Albert. She attended grades one through six at Elm Grove School in Rush County. She graduated from ...

April 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mathilda Prusa 1923-2016

SALINA - Mathilda Hermina Prusa, 93, died April 14, 2016 at Salina Regional Health Center.

April 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Viola K. Besthorn

HOLYROOD - Viola K. Besthorn, 94, passed away, April 20, 2016, in Wilson. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Parsons Funeral Home in Ellsworth.

April 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Shelley V. Brooks 1954 - 2016

INDEPENDENCE - Shelley V. Brooks, 62, passed away April 15, 2016, at home surrounded by family. Born March 27, 1954, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Maurice and Ramona (Hall) Tefft. She attended and graduated from Great Bend schools in 1972. After graduation, she moved to Kansas City. She worked for Arthur Murray Dance Studio, where she eventually met her husband. Shelley married Bruce Brooks on Feb. 9, 1980, in Kansas City, Mo. The couple made their home in Independence where Shelley was very involved with the First Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Women. She also served on a ...

April 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Daniel Jacobs

WICHITA - Daniel Jacobs, 80, passed away on April 15, 2016. He was born in La Crosse, the son of Casper and Mary (Schmidt) Jacobs.

April 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Olen M. Munz 1955 - 2016

PRESTON - Olen M. Munz, 61, died April 13, 2016, at Pratt Regional Living Center in Pratt. He was born Jan. 23, 1955, at Great Bend, the son of Robert Godfrey and Wilma Rhae (LeWallen) Munz. He married Anna Stanley in 1984 at Minneapolis, Kan., and they later divorced. He was a heavy equipment operator for Pratt County Road Department and enjoyed building custom rifles.

April 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Donna Mae McVey 1938-2016

DEWEY, OKLA. - Donna Mae McVey, 78, died April 18, 2016 at her home in Dewey, Okla. Born April 14, 1938 at Garden City, she was the daughter of Ralph and Vera (Deshler) Holden.

April 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Pam I. Marsh 1951-2016

Pam I. Marsh. 64, died April 18, 2016 at home in Great Bend. Born June 4, 1951, she was the daughter of Clarence and Nona (Gregg) Bunzel.

April 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Daniel Jacobs

WICHITA - Daniel Jacobs, 80, passed away on April 15, 2016. He was born in La Crosse, the son of Casper and Mary (Schmidt) Jacobs.

April 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Jean Jensen 1927 - 2016

TOPEKA - Jean Jensen, 89, formerly of Ellinwood, died Sunday, April 17, 2016, at the House at Midland Care Hospice. She was born Sept. 7, 1927, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of George and Mary (Glidden) Bowker. Jean married Donald Jensen on April 18, 1946, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They lived the majority of their lives in Ellinwood where they owned and operated Jensen Associates for 57 years. Jean was an avid painter sharing many of her paintings with family and friends.

April 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Robert Lee “Bob” Kruckenberg 1930-2016

Robert Lee "Bob" Kruckenberg, 85, died April 15, at Bethany Home, Lindsborg. Born Sept. 21, 1930 at Heizer, he was the son of Emil F. and Sophia (Soeken) Kruckenberg

April 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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Thomas R. Romme Jr.

Thomas R. Romme Jr., 46, died on May 5, 2016 at University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City.

May 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Nelson Lee Warren 1927 - 2016

ROZEL - Nelson Lee Warren, 88, passed away May 2, 2016, at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born May 9, 1927, in Pryor, Okla., he ...

May 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Robert ‘Bob’ Leon Seder 1939 - 2016

GREAT BEND - Robert "Bob" Leon Seder, 76, died May 3, 2016, at Hays Medical Center.

May 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Della M. ‘Gina’ Timmons 1950 - 2016

GREAT BEND - Della M. "Gina" Timmons, 65, died May 4, 2016, at Homestead Health Center in Wichita.

May 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Judy K. Sullivan

PALM COAST, Fla. - Judy K. Sullivan died on May 1, 2016. Judy was born in Wichita then moved to the Palm Coast, Fla., area in ...

May 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Antonio Castro Salazar 1965 - 2016

Antonio Castro Salazar, 51, passed away on April 30, 2016, at Great Bend Regional Hospital after a sudden illness. Born on April 17, 1965, at ...

May 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


John Patrick “Murph” Murphy 1945-2016

John married Carol Herrman Danielson August 7, 2005 at Colorado Springs, Colo. Mr. Murphy was a Great Bend resident, and proudly served his country, from ...

May 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marion L. “Pops” Dutton 1935 - 2016

Marion L. "Pops" Dutton, 81, died April 30, 2016, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Feb. 24, 1935, in Hagerman, Texas, he was ...

May 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Irene Marie Holopirek

TIMKEN - Irene Marie Holopirek, 91, passed away Dec. 29, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday May 6, 2016 at ...

May 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Kenneth H. Pekarek 1923-2016

Kenneth H. "Bud" Pekarek, 93, died May 1, 2016, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Jan. 23, 1923, at Ellsworth, he was the son of ...

May 02, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Obituaries


Barbara J. (Murphy) Bernard 1949 - 2016

OMAHA, Neb. - Barbara J. (Murphy) Bernard, formerly of Great Bend, died April 14, 2016. Born on Feb. 12, 1949, she was the daughter of James ...

April 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Sue Carole Siegfried 1950 - 2016

LAWRENCE - Sue Carole Siegfreid died Thursday, April 28, 2016, at her home. Born Jan. 15, 1950, in Wichita, she was the daughter of Chester Vernon ...

April 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Grace Ellen Dickson VanSkike 1927 - 2016

Grace Ellen VanSkike entered God's Kingdom on April 24, 2016. Born in Newton on Sept. 28th, 1927, she was the eldest child of Herbert ...

April 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


David K. Clapsaddle 1934-2016

David K. Clapsaddle 1934-2016

April 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Evelyn H. Behr 1924 - 2016

HOISINGTON - Evelyn H. Behr, 92, died April 28, 2016, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born April 17, 1924, on the farm north of Ellinwood ...

April 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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