Frank Priesner, 98, died Aug. 20, 2015, at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. He was born March 14, 1917, at Hoisington, the son of Frank and Mildred Priesner. He married Bertha M. Wells Nov. 9, 1940, at Great Bend. She died June 17, 2008. He was warehouse manager for O'Neill Tank Company.
HOISINGTON - Leta E. Ochs, 73, died Aug. 19, 2015, at her daughter's home in Great Bend. She was born Dec. 7, 1941, in Carthage, Missouri, the daughter of Floyd Dean and Valaska LeVerne (Henderson) Jackson. Leta graduated from Hutchinson High School.
WINFIELD - Susan E. West, 79, passed away Saturday evening, Aug. 15, 2015, at Presbyterian Manor in Arkansas City. Born Dec. 27, 1935, in Ponca City, Okla., she was the daughter of Donald Lee and Imogene Coenia (Gardner) Johnson. She was raised and received her education in Winfield, graduating from Winfield High School in 1953. After high school she attended Wichita Business College where she received a degree in accounting. On March 6, 1954, she married James Seymour Eubank in Winfield. To this union three children were born. The couple later divorced. She began working as an accountant at Maneth and ...
Allen M. Juergensen, 79, died Aug. 17, 2015, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born July 18, 1936, in Sagerton, Texas, he was the son of Olaf and Agaetha (Schulz) Juergensen. He was employed by Western Power and Light at the Mullergren Plant and retired as a load dispatcher at Centel.
ST.JOHN - Manuel Herrera, 20, died Sunday Aug. 16, 2015 at Via Christi St. Francis, Wichita. Born May 22, 1995 at Brighton, Colo., he was the son of Jesus and Luz Emilia Herrera. He was a graduate of St. John High School. He is survived by his parents: Jesus and Luz Herrera; brothers: Erick Herrera and Omar Herrera; grandparents: Francisco Balderrama R., Ma de los Angeles Mendez M., Manuel Herrera M. and Monserrat Chavez O; and many aunts and uncles.
HOISINGTON - Randall Lugene "Randy" Ritter, 62, died Aug. 13, 2015, at his mother's home in Great Bend. Born June 6, 1953, in Hoisington, he was the son of Gene and Barbara (Drake) Ritter. A long-time resident of Hoisington, also residing in Yates Center and Salina, he was an engineer for the Missouri-Pacific and Union Pacific Railroad. He was a guitar and airplane enthusiast.
ODIN - Rita Klug, 73, passed away on Aug. 13, 2015, surrounded by her husband and family, at Almost Home in Great Bend. Born Feb. 3, 1942, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of John and Margaret (Boor) Schneweis. In 1960, she graduated from Odin High School. She later married James Klug on Nov. 18, 1961, in Beaver. She worked for Superior Essex for 30 years. Rita was a loving wife, mother, and homemaker, who enjoyed gardening and sewing.
CASPER, WYO - Esther Ruth Valerius, 88, of Casper, Wyo., died July 31, 2015 at her home. Born Feb. 22, 1927, at Hoisington, she was the daughter of Chris and Marie Elizabeth (Ochs) Kramer. She was a 1944 graduate of Hoisington High School.
ST. JOHN - George B. Ashauer, 74, died Aug. 11, 2015, at Leisure Homestead in St. John. Born May 28, 1941, in Litchfield, Ill., he was the son of Andrew and Selma (Wisnaskey) Ashauer. On Jan. 30, 1959, he married Nelda Mitchell in Clayton, Mo. He was a resident of St. John for 15 years, coming from Colorado Springs, Colo.