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JoAnn Macurdy 1932 - 2017

JoAnn Macurdy, 84, died March 8, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born June 6, 1932, at Ellinwood, the daughter of Charles and Lillian (Bacon) Courtright. She was a graduate of Ellinwood High School and Wichita State University with a degree in accounting and secretarial services. She married James Lynn Macurdy Sept. 29, 1951, at Ellinwood. He died Sept. 3, 1998. A longtime Great Bend resident, Mrs. Macurdy was a bookkeeper for her husband at Macurdy's Hatchery and Great Bend Poultry Company and later for Brentwood, Ltd. and McDonald's.

March 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mildred Marie Russell 1929 - 2017

ELLSWORTH - Mildred Marie Russell, 87, of Ellsworth formally of Salina, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017. She was born July 20, 1929, the daughter of William and Augusta (Frohreich) Stratman.

March 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Dorothy Ann Reif 1929 - 2017

HOISINGTON - Dorothy Ann Reif, 87, died March 24, 2017, at Cherry Village Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 25, 1929, on the farm near Odin, the daughter of Hugo and Matilda (Hoeffner) Frenzl.

March 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Joseph A. Young 1969 - 2017

Joseph A. Young, 47, of Great Bend passed away at his home on Friday, March 24, 2017, after a lengthy illness. Joe was born on April 11, 1969, at Medicine Lodge, to Bernard C. and Teresa E. (Felton) and grew up and attended school in Pratt. Joe worked as a carpenter in the construction trade for many years, and also worked in landscaping. He was united in marriage to Linda (Thimesch) Leslie on Nov. 16, 2002, at Hutchinson. The couple lived in Colorado and Hutchinson prior to moving to Great Bend three years ago. Joe was a perfectionist in everything ...

March 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Elnora L. Rieschick 1925 - 2017

SOLDIER - Elnora Lou Langley Rieschick, 91, of Soldier, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017 at her home. She was born Dec. 28, 1925 in Hoyt, the daughter of Clell M. and Lou Vina (Garner) Langley.

March 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Carla Diane Smith 1968 - 2017

PRATT - Carla Diane Smith, 48, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Pratt Regional Medical Center. Born June 5, 1968, in Pratt, she was the daughter of Benny Glenn and Helen Louise (Ridge) Bailey. On Sept. 19, 1997, she married Durwin K. Smith in Pratt. He survives.

March 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Charles Wayne Dixon 1930 - 2017

NORMAN, Okla. - Charles Wayne Dixon, 86, died on March 20, 2017. Born on Dec. 18, 1930, in Dill City, Okla., he was the son of Hurl Charles and Odessa (Bookout) Dixon. Charles grew up in Dill City, Okla., graduating from Dill City High School, where he played baseball and basketball. After high school Charles joined the Marines and fought in the Korean War. After his service he proudly joined the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

March 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mildred M. Klaus 1939 - 2017

MUNJOR - Mildred M. Klaus, 77, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Society of Ellis. She was born Aug. 17, 1939, in Munjor to Nicholas and Louise Helena (Befort) Klaus.

March 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Edwin Dwayne Deckert 1927 - 2017

Edwin Dwayne Deckert, 90, died March 21, 2017, at Great Bend. Born Jan. 5, 1927, at Great Bend, he was the son of Edward and Ricky (Unruh) Deckert. He attended the Pawnee Rock schools. On Aug. 24, 1949, he was united in marriage to Janis Dierking of Stafford. They made their home on the family farm northwest of Pawnee Rock for 40 years. He was a farmer and long-time conservationist, plumber and welder. After retiring to Great Bend, he enjoyed traveling and golf. He was the proud father of two daughters, Rhonda Gayle and Sondra Lynn.

March 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Levi Allen Kohn

KINSLEY - Levi Allen Kohn, the infant son of Kyle and Reba (Hickel) Kohn recently died.

March 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Betty Jean Olivier 1924 - 2017

GREAT BEND - Betty Jean Olivier, 92, died March 20, 2017, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.

March 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Jack R. Dipman 1941 - 2017

LARNED - Jack R. Dipman, 76, passed away March 20, 2017, at Kansas Soldiers Home in Fort Dodge.

March 21, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Obituaries


Harry E. Dechant 1927 - 2017

HAYS - Harry E. Dechant, 89, died March 19, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Home in Ellis.

March 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marilyn A. Showalter 1942 - 2017

HOLYROOD - Marilyn A. Showalter, 74, passed away March 4, 2017, in Ellinwood. Born Dec. 29, 1942, in Ellsworth, she was the daughter of Gilbert and Caroline (Stoltenberg) Horejsi. On Dec. 26, 1964, she married Richard Showalter in Holyrood. A longtime resident of Ellsworth County, she received her bachelor's degree in education and was a teacher for a number of years and a homemaker. She also worked other odd jobs throughout her life. She painted houses, grew and maintained a large garden, did fire damage restoration, and did farm work.

March 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Edward Allen Ruble 1919 - 2017

HOISINGTON - Edward Allen Ruble, 97, died March 19, 2017, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born May 12, 1919, in Hoisington, he was the son of William Monroe and Blanche Grace (Clift) Ruble. In 1938 he graduated from Hoisington High School. He then worked in construction for the Works Progress Administration, helping to build Hoisington High School, before joining the Army. When returning home he worked in the oil fields for D.H. Cook and Company.

March 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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Myrl E. Munz 1925-2017

HUDSON - Myrl Eddingfield Munz, 91, died April 7, 2017, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Aug. 1, 1925, in Great Bend, she was the ...

April 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marvin Dean "Porky" Holopirek 1931-2017

LA CROSSE - Marvin Dean "Porky" Holopirek, 85, died April 18, 2017, at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. Born Dec. 30, 1931, in Timken, he ...

April 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Katherine Jean Bean Thacker 1972 - 2017

RUSSELL - Katherine Jean Bean Thacker, 44, passed away April 17, 2017 at her residence in Russell, after a year long battle with cancer. Born May ...

April 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marvin Dean “Porky” Holopir

LACROSSE - Marvin Dean "Porky" Holopirek passed away April 18, 2017.

April 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Barbara Marie Tucker McKinzie 1941 - 2017

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Barbara Marie Tucker McKinzie died peacefully in Pensacola, Fla., on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, surrounded by the love of her three daughters ...

April 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Laura ‘Lou’ Sparkman 1924 - 2017

SOUTH HUTCHINSON - Laura "Lou" Sparkman, 92, beloved wife, mom, and teacher, died April 14, 2017, of natural causes at the Mennonite Friendship Community in South ...

April 18, 2017 | Shonita Swank | Obituaries


Juanita A. Schaffer 1932 - 2017

LACROSSE - Juanita A. Schaffer, 85, died April 14, 2017, at Cherry Village in Great Bend. Born Feb. 5, 1932, in Pfeifer, she was the daughter ...

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


George W. Bolz 1921 - 2017

BUSHTON - George W. Bolz, 95, passed away April 14, 2017, in Ellinwood. Born May 16, 1921, in Centerville, N.M., he was the son of ...

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Betty Lou (Detter-Fink) Corcoran 1925 - 2017

HOISINGTON - Betty Lou (Detter- Fink) Corcoran, 92, died April 15, 2017, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Jan. 13, 1925, in El Dorado, she ...

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Myrl E. Munz 1925 - 2017

HUDSON - Myrl Eddingfield Munz, 91, died April 7, 2017 , at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. She was born on Aug. 1, 1925, in Great Bend.

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Dorothy Lucy Riddle 1931 - 2017

PAWNEE ROCK - Dorothy Lucy Riddle, 85, died April 16, 2017, at Cedar Village Long Term Care in Ness City. Born June 16, 1931, at Offerle ...

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Cleo F. Petz 1942-2017

Cleo F. Petz, 74, died April 16, 2017, at Wilson Care and Rehabilitation, Wilson. He was born Aug. 1, 1942, at Great Bend, the son ...

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Jo Ann Winkler 1939-2017

Jo Ann Winkler, 78, died April 17, 2017, at Trego Manor, WaKeeney. She was born March 19, 1939, at Great Bend, the daughter of Bernard ...

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


John H. Helfrich 1942-2017

John H. Helfrich, 74, passed away April 13, 2017 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. He was born Aug. 1, 1942 to Anthony G. Sr ...

April 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Wilma Jean Schuster 1930 - 2017

Wilma Jean Schuster, 86, died March 11, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born June 20, 1930, at St. John, she was the daughter of ...

April 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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