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Martha Martin 1931 - 2017

WAKEENEY - Martha Martin, 86, of WaKeeney, passed away Aug. 1, 2017, at Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital – Long Term Care, WaKeeney. She was born April 3, 1931, in Stoneham, Colo., to Jerome Camelius and Emma Anna Marie (Cnockaert) Dupont. Martha was a graduate of Stoneham High School in Colorado. On Oct. 14, 1950, she married Edward J. Martin Sr. in Sterling, Colo. He passed away on Dec. 10, 2006.

August 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Delmar Jerome Desmarteau 1932 - 2017

GARDNER - Delmar Jerome Desmarteau, "Jerry," age 84, passed away in his home on Gardner Lake Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. He was born Oct. 18, 1932, in Damar, Kansas, to Hector Joseph Desmarteau and Delia Ellen Plomondon. He attended Catholic School in Great Bend, graduating from Great Bend High School.

August 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Craig Allen “Bud” Morrison, Sr. 1957-2017

HUTCHINSON -- Craig Allen "Bud" Morrison, Sr., 59, died Aug. 2, 2017, at his home in Hutchinson. He was born Sept. 18, 1957, at Great Bend, the son of George M. and Faye (Miller) Morrison, Sr. He was a 1976 graduate of Great Bend High School. The same year he joined the United States Navy, serving four years of active duty and then served with the Naval Reserve. He married the love of his life, Rebecca A. Zamarripa Dec. 4, 1981, at Great Bend. He loved her so much he married her again on December 4, 1999.

August 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Dorothy Louise Kennedy 1927 - 2017

OKMULGEE, Okla. - Dorothy Louise Kennedy, 90, of Okmulgee, Okla., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at the Highland Park Manor in Okmulgee, Okla. Dorothy was born in Larned on Feb. 16, 1927, a daughter of the late Malinda Louise (Baeunel) and Delbert Blair Dreese. She graduated from Larned High School. She became a Licensed Practical Nurse and was employed by the State Hospital in Larned. She was the widow of Joe Lloyd Kennedy. Dorothy was a talented artist known for her paintings of farm scenes on saw blades.

August 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Martha Bertha Peschka 1928 - 2017

SALINA - Martha Bertha Peschka, 89, passed away Thursday, Aug. 3rd, 2017. Martha was born in Ransom on Feb. 9, 1928, a daughter of the late Theresia (Weber) and Joseph Flax. On March 27, 1950, Martha married Francis J. Peschka in Great Bend. While living in Great Bend she was a house painter. She worked in food service for USD 305 and volunteered many hours at the Salina Food Bank. Martha and Francis adopted two daughters and took in many foster children. Francis preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 1998. She and her husband received the JCPenney Volunteer of the ...

August 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Phyllis Marie Helsel 1940 - 2017

PRATT - Phyllis Marie Helsel, 76, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at Hilltop Manor in Cunningham. She was born Nov. 29, 1940, in Haven to Alvin John and Darlene Eloise (Abbott) Oldenettel. On March 20, 1959, she married William Richard "Dick" Helsel at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Pratt. He preceded her in death on April 27, 2004.

August 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Ruth N. Stephens 1931 - 2017

CLAFLIN - Ruth N. Stephens, 86, died Aug. 3, 2017, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. She was born March 15, 1931, on the family farm in rural Coyle, Okla., the daughter of Harry and Josephine (Hoover) Stanbrough. A longtime resident of Claflin, she was a homemaker. On Dec. 4, 1949, she married Clifford Lawrence Stephens in Yuma, Arizona. He preceded her in death on Dec. 1, 2006.

August 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Craig Allen Morrison Sr.

HUTCHINSON - Craig Allen Morrison Sr., 59, died Aug. 2, 2017, at his home in Hutchinson. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.

August 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marion Burl Froestschner 1927 - 2017

LARNED - Marion Burl Froetschner, 90, passed away Aug. 2, 2017. He was born Jan. 1, 1927, at the family farm house in Pawnee County, the seventh child of 12, the son of Roy William and Mary Ellen (Stauffer) Froetschner. A lifetime area resident, he was a farmer, dairyman, Dekalb seed dealer, and served on Sanford co-op board. Marion and his brother Roland formed a farming partnership that lasted 32 years until retirement. He married Helen Marie McCarty, Aug. 15, 1952 in Larned. She survives.

August 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Laura Elizabeth McCormick-Lohr 1961 - 2017

Former Stratton, Colo. resident Laura Elizabeth McCormick-Lohr passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 30, 2017, at her home in Pawnee Rock. She was 56 years old. She was born March 25, 1961, in Flagler, Colo., the daughter of Thomas and Sylvia McCormick. She was one of three children born to this union.

August 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Bernard William “Ben” Kirmer 1931 - 2017

CLAFLIN - Bernard William "Ben" Kirmer, 85, died Aug. 1, 2017, at Ellsworth County Medical Center in Ellsworth. He was born Nov. 5, 1931, on the farm in rural Odin, the son of Andrew A. "Andy" and Stephanie J. "Fannie" (Zorn) Kirmer.

August 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Wayne LeRoy Hafner 1927 - 2017

CLAY CENTER - Wayne LeRoy Hafner died on July 29, 2017 in Leonardville, at the age of 89. He was born on a farm near Green on Aug. 25, 1927, the son of William F. Hafner and Anna Schafer Hafner. His family moved to the Schafer homestead near Bala in 1932 where he lived his entire adult life, until moving to the Leonardville Nursing Home in 2016. He married Wanda Blackwood on Oct. 2, 1949, in Clay Center. Wayne was a farmer and raised Registered Hereford cattle for many years.

August 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Walter Earl Crist 1919-2017

HUTCHINSON - Walter Earl Crist, 97, passed away August 1, 2017 at Diversicare Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hutchinson.

August 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Urban Iru Huddleston 1920 - 2017

LARNED - Urban Iru Huddleston, 97, passed away July 31, 2017, at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse.

August 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Jane F. Henderson 1931 - 2017

GREAT BEND - Jane F. Henderson, 86, died July 31, 2017, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend.

August 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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John Duane ‘J.D.’ Kepka 1963 - 2017

GREAT BEND - John Duane "J.D." Kepka, 54, died Aug. 20, 2017, at Salina Regional Health Center.

August 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Raymond E. ‘Ray’ Wyatt 1924 - 2017

BELLA VISTA, Ark. - Raymond E. "Ray" Wyatt, 92, passed away at Highlands Health care in Bella Vista, Ark. on Aug. 17, 201,7 after a ...

August 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Sharlene Kay Wendler 1942 - 2017

WAKEENEY - Sharlene Kay Wendler was born March 6, 1942, in Wakeeney. On Aug. 18, 2017, she left this world to join her best friend and ...

August 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Gail Marie Miller 1949 - 2017

Gail Marie Miller passed away Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at the age of 67, at Oschner Medical Center surrounded by the loving support of her ...

August 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marc A. Miller 1995-2017

NORTON - Marc Alan Miller, 21, died Aug. 19, 2017. Born Nov. 5, 1995, in Hays, he was the son of Allan and Connie (Bittner) Miller.

August 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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August 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Sister Irene Hartman 1921 - 2017

Sister Irene Hartman, 95, died Aug. 17, 2017, in the Dominican Sisters' Convent Infirmary, Great Bend. Born Dec. 17, 1921, in Clonmel, as Germaine Hartman ...

August 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Lt. Col. (Ret.) Donald James Komarek 1931 - 2017

Donald James Komarek, 86, died Aug. 15, 2017, at Great Bend, following a brief illness. He was born June 3, 1931, at Ellinwood, the son ...

August 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Keith Bell 1930 - 2017

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Keith Edward Bell, 87, died Aug. 8, 2017, at Valley Baptist Hospital, Brownsville, Texas. He was born March 4, 1930, at Oil Hill ...

August 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Leonard A. Funk 1929 - 2017

RUSSELL - Leonard A. Funk, 88, died Aug. 17, 2017, at Brookdale Assisted Living in Great Bend. Born Aug. 2, 1929, in Barton County, he was ...

August 19, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Obituaries


Linda Kay (Shepard) Hultz 1954 - 2017

PARADISE, Calif. - Linda Kay (Shepard) Hultz died Aug. 5, 2017, in Paradise, Calif. She was born Oct. 17, 1954, in Lacrosse. In 1972 she graduated ...

August 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Donna Jean (Boyd) Evans 1929 - 2017

HOISINGTON - Donna Jean (Boyd) Evans, 88, went to be with the Lord and her husband, Richard Lee Evans, on Aug. 12, 2017, at Cherry Village ...

August 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Clifford “Allen” Scott 1956 - 2017

LAKEWOOD, Wash. - Clifford "Allen" Scott, 60, passed away Aug. 7, 2017, at his home in Lakewood, Wash. He was born Oct. 31, 1956, in Fort ...

August 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mary Louise Garrigues 1930 - 2017

Mary Louise Garrigues, 86, of Great Bend, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. She was surrounded by family as Heaven ...

August 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Shane Landon Stimatze

ST. JOHN - Shane Landon Stimatze, 42, passed away Aug. 12, 2017 at his home in rural St. John.

August 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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