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Roland J. Strobel 1935 - 2017

SEWARD - Roland J. Strobel, 81, passed away on Thursday morning, Nov. 2, 2017, at Diversicare of Larned Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Roland was born on Dec. 29, 1935, on the family farm near Seward to George A. and Sadie Ann (Moore) Strobel. He lived and worked on the family farm until his mother passed away, after which he bought a home in Seward and lived there for the remainder of his life. Roland attended Hickman School in Stafford County to the 5th grade. He then went to St. Francis Xavier School and graduated from the 8th grade. He attended Radium ...

November 03, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Joseph Robert “Willy” Willesden Sr. 1944 - 2017

ORANGE GROVE, Texas - Joseph Robert "Willy" Willesden Sr., 73, died on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born to Robert William and Lillian (Alger) Willesden on June 20, 1944, in Queens, N.Y. Willy, as he was known to his friends and family, served in the United States Navy. After serving in the Navy, he worked for many years in the oilfield and then worked for OxyChem as a Maintenance Supervisor.

November 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Gertrude Read 1929-2017

Gertrude Read, 89, passed away on Oct. 31 2017. She was born to George Henry and Frances Margaret (Stagner) Likes on Sept. 13 1928, in Emporia. Gertrude owned and operated Reads Retail Liquor in Great Bend for 33 years before retiring.

November 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


JuneAnna Marie Cruz-Gray 2005 - 2017

HUDSON - June-Anna Marie Cruz-Gray, 12, died Oct. 31, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. She was born May 13, 2005, at Great Bend, the daughter of Tabitha Gray. A Hudson resident for nine years, coming from Hoisington, JuneAnna was a seventh-grade student. She enjoyed tap dancing, animals and birds.

November 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Jerry J. Stoecklein

Jerry J. Stoecklein, 85, died Nov. 1, 2017, at his home in Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.

November 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Clarissa “Mickey” Blessing 1932 - 2017

Clarissa "Mickey" Blessing, 85, died Oct. 28, 2017, at Country Place Living in Larned. Born July 5, 1932, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Emil R. and Mary Therese (Kinzel) Zecha. Clarissa married William Robert "Bill" Blessing Aug. 25, 1951 ,at Russell. He died Feb. 13, 2002. A lifetime Barton County resident, she worked on the meat cutting line for Theis Packing Company and earlier worked as a seamstress for Marlette Homes. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, walking, coffee fellowship, and time with her family.

October 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Amy Louise Elmore 1922-2017

Larned - Amy Louise Elmore, 94, passed away Oct. 29, 2017 at Diversicare of Larned. She was born Nov. 20, 1922, in Pawnee Rock, the daughter of Charles B. and Anna Spreier Lewis. A lifetime area resident, she was a farmwife, teacher and a reading specialist in the Rozel-Burdett area.

October 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Kathy Williams 1953-2017

GREAT BEND - Kathy (Jenisch) Williams, 64, died Oct. 27, 2017, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Great Bend. She was born Sept. 21, 1953, at Great Bend, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Finger) Jenisch. She married Tim Williams Oct. 8, 1996, at Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Odin and Great Bend, Mrs. Williams was a beautician at Total Concepts and a jewelry clerk at JCPenney until her retirement.

October 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Brenton Jay Weathers 1957 - 2017

Brenton Jay Weathers, 60, died Oct. 21, 2017, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Great Bend. He was born March 21, 1957, at Larned, the son of James L. and Elaine (Bauer) Weathers. A lifetime Great Bend resident, Mr. Weathers worked in the oilfield.

October 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Robert Bruce Werner 1934 - 2017

OVERLAND PARK - Robert Bruce Werner, "Bob," 82, of Overland Park passed away on Oct. 22, 2017. Bob was born Nov. 23, 1934, in Axtell, to Ralph (Turk) and Mabel Werner. He graduated from Axtell High School, and then enlisted in the United States Air Force. Bob served in Alaska during the Korean War. He was later stationed in Waco, Texas, and received an honorable discharge in 1956. Bob graduated from Baker University with a degree in journalism. He was employed by the Great Bend Tribune for more than 30 years, and retired from the Tribune as publisher. Bob took pride ...

October 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Christine L. Salgado 1952 - 2017

HUTCHINSON - Christine L. Salgado, 65, died on Oct. 24, 2017 in Kansas City. She was born on March 4, 1952, in Hoisington, the daughter of John L. Torrez and Bessie (Navarro) Torrez. Christine grew up in the Hoisington community, residing there until 1993. She graduated from Hoisington High School in 1970, and then attended Barton Community College, graduating with her Associate of Arts Degree in 1972.

October 26, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Loretta M. Morgenstern 1921 - 2017

HOISINGTON - Loretta M. Morgenstern, 96, died Oct. 25, 2017, at Country Place Senior Living in Hoisington. Born May 31, 1921, in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Emil and Sophia (Sausen) Demel. On Feb. 14, 1942, she married LeRoy Morgenstern in Wichita. He died on Oct. 3, 1993. Loretta, a lifetime Hoisington resident and dedicated farm wife and mother, worked for a short time at Valley Center Bank in Valley Center, after graduating from Wichita Business College.

October 26, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Ronald J. Reichuber 1947 - 2017

LARNED - Ronald J. Reichuber, 70, passed away Oct. 23, 2017, at his residence in Larned. He was born Sept. 11, 1947, in Great Bend, the son of Leo F. and Caroline E. Hines Reichuber. On Aug. 23, 2002, he married Judy L. Flanigan in Larned. She survives. A longtime area resident he was a farmer for 15 years and worked at the Juvenile Corrections Office for 15 years. He loved woodworking, music and technology.

October 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Sandra Mae Wilhelm 1941-2017

SEWARD - Sandra Mae Wilhelm, 76, died Oct. 23, 2017, at Leisure Homestead, Stafford. She was born Jan. 29, 1941, at Bazine, the daughter of Emanuel and Evelyn (Bruse) Foos. She married Wayne Wilhelm Nov. 13, 1956, at Fort Morgan, Colo. A Seward resident since 1968, coming from Great Bend, Mrs. Wilhelm was a machine operator for Fuller Brush for 28 years, and previously was a cook at Radium Grade School.

October 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


David John Quesenbury 1957-2017

ELLINWOOD - David John Quesenbury, 60, died Oct. 21, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend.

October 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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Jeanine Marilyn (Bunge) Laughlin 1933 - 2017

LENEXA - Jeanine Laughlin, 84, passed away quietly Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at her home in Covenant Place of Lenexa, in Lenexa, Ks. She was born ...

December 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Sandra Sue (Turner) Everett 1941 - 2017

Sandra Everett, 76, passed away peacefully, December 14, 2017 after a courageous battle with Dementia. Sandra was born October 16, 1941 in McPherson, Kansas. She ...

December 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Randy L. Parsons 1955 - 2017

GREAT BEND - Randy L. Parsons passed away peacefully on Dec. 15, 2017, at the age of 62, in Great Bend. Randy was born in 1955 ...

December 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Sister Teresa Orozco 1941-2017

GREAT BEND - Sister Teresa Orozco, 76, died Dec. 12, 2017, in the Dominican Sisters' convent infirmary, Great Bend.

December 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Alvin Adam Gerstner 1926-2017

PECULIAR, Mo. - Alvin "Al" Adam Gerstner, 91, Peculiar, Mo., died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo.

December 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Beverly J. Steffen 1932-2017

BURDETT - Beverly J. Steffen, 85, passed away Dec. 12, 2017 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital.

December 12, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Obituaries


James R. “Jim” Pivonka 1929 - 2017

TIMKEN - James R. "Jim" Pivonka, 88, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Rush County Memorial Hospital in LaCrosse. Mr. Pivonka was born Oct. 31, 1929 ...

December 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Robert H. Frink Jr. 1922 - 2017

ST. JOHN - Robert H. Frink Jr., 95, passed away Dec. 9, 2017, at South Hutchinson. He was born on Oct. 11, 1922, at Hopewell, the ...

December 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Dorothy Belle Behrens 1928 - 2017

Dorothy Belle Behrens, 89, passed away Dec. 9, 2017, at home in Great Bend. She was born Jan. 29, 1928, at Council Grove to Oliver ...

December 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Beverly Patricia Retzlaff 1951 - 2017

HOISINGTON - Beverly Patricia Retzlaff, 66, passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Via Christi St Francis Hospital in Wichita. She was born May 10, 1951 ...

December 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Pauline Helen “Ammie” Halfhill 1932 - 2017

Pauline Helen "Ammie" Halfhill, 85, died Dec. 10, 2017 at Hospice House in Hutchinson. Born Sept. 11, 1932 in Great Bend, she was the daughter ...

December 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Dorothy B. Behrens

Dorothy B. Behrens, 89, died Dec. 9, 2017, at home in Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend ...

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Wanda Lee Hurde 1941-2017

LARNED - Wanda Lee Hurde, age 76, passed away at Diversicare of Larned, on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Ruth Ann Richey

NEW CASTLE, Va. - Ruth Ann Richey, 86, of New Castle, Virginia, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. She was a daughter ...

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Michael H. “Mike” Welsh 1937 - 2017

LaCrosse - Michael H. "Mike" Welsh, 80, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at Good Samaritan Society, Hays. Mr. Welsh was born May 16, 1937, in Flint ...

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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