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Herb 'Herbo' Freidenberger 1919-2012

OVERLAND PARK - Herb "Herbo" Freidenberger, 92, formerly of Hutchinson and Dunedin, Fla., passed away on Jan. 31, 2012 in Overland Park. Born on July 3, 1919, in Otis, he was the son of Sophie (Kindsvater) and George Freidenberger. On June 18, 1939, he married Marguerite Mendenhall in Hutchinson. She died Feb. 19, 2005. Herb retired in 1981, after a 43-year career from the Dillon Companies. After retiring to Florida, Herb attended Clown School and dedicated the next 25 years to making people laugh and smile as "Herbo" the Clown.

February 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Bob D. Post 1923 - 2012

Bob D. Post, 88, died Feb. 7 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Wichita. Born Feb. 20, 1923, at Winfield, he was the son of Walter Eden and Clara Louesa (Barritt) Post. He married Karen Healzer Wagner on June 5, 1970, at Great Bend. He was a driver and warehouseman for Great Bend Candy and Tobacco Co., and was an artist and retired from USD 428 as a custodian at Jefferson Elementary School.

February 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Gary Dean Southard 1935 - 2012

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - Gary Dean Southard, born George Gary Dean Southard on Jan. 16, 1935, passed away on Jan. 24 at Broward General Medical Center with family at his bedside, from complications of heart disease. A resident of Coral Springs, Fla., since 1978, he was born in Hutchinson and raised in Great Bend. Before coming to Great Bend, his family followed their father in the oil fields in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Gary graduated from Great Bend High School.

February 08, 2012 | | Obituaries


Fred Lock 1916 - 2012

ULYSSES - Fred Lock, 95, died Feb. 5 at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses. Born Aug. 24, 1916, in Barton County, he was the son of Henry and Magdalena (Mai) Lock. He attended Blood Creek School District 85 and graduated in 1935 from Otis Rural High School Otis. On Sept. 4, 1938, he married Ethel Lenora Brack in Great Bend. She died Sept. 30, 2009. A resident of Ulysses since 1954, he was the plant manager for Producer's Gas Company in Barton County, and then a gas well operator for Kansas Natural Gas for 42 years.

February 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


Florence Wilhelm Veach 1916 - 2012

ELLINWOOD - Florence Wilhelm Veach, 96, died Feb. 7 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Lincoln, Neb. Born Jan. 23, 1916, in Galatia, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Magdelena Dietz Karst. On Jan. 9, 1938, she married August Wilhelm in Galatia. He died on May 18, 1976. She then married George Veach on Aug. 30, 1981, in Ellinwood. He died in 1985. A resident of Hebron, Neb., for the past several years, formerly of Ellinwood and Galatia, she was a secretary for Bosse Elevators in Ellinwood and a homemaker.

February 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


Charles T. "Chuck" Bowman 1939 - 2012

HUTCHINSON - Charles T. "Chuck" Bowman, 72, of Hutchinson, died Feb. 6 at Pine Village in Moundridge. He was born Dec. 12, 1939, at Great Bend, the son of James Orlin and Myrtle Mae Seaman. He grew up and attended school in Garden City, but graduated from Dodge City High School in 1957. He married Mathilda H. Schartz on Aug. 7, 1965, in Larned. He began working at Cessna Fluid Power in 1965, and retired at Eaton Corp. as network administrator in 1999.

February 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


Annabelle N. Spencer 1937 - 2012

Annabelle N. Spencer, 74, died Feb. 6 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born July 15, 1937, in Goessell, she was the daughter of Russell Everett and Frances Jane (Parsons) Wenger. A Great Bend resident since 1993, coming from Wichita, she was a cook at Scott County Hospital and Clara Barton Hospital.

February 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


William Edward "Ed" Kirk 1922 - 2012

William Edward "Ed" Kirk, 89, died Feb. 5, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Wichita. Born Oct. 6, 1922, at Kansas City, Kan., he was the son of William G. and Shirley M. (King) Kirk. He married Margaret A. Schweder on Aug. 22, 1949, in Kansas City, Kan. They were married 56 years, until her passing on Nov. 11, 2005. He retired in 1987 as general manager of Great Bend Commonwealth Theatres and was a former manager of theaters in Hoisington, Pratt, Liberal and Lawrence. In Missouri he managed theaters in Monett, Columbia, Sedalia, and Springfield. He was a former owner ...

February 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ada Emilie Theresia Koop 1918-2012

ELLINWOOD - Ada Emilie Theresia Koop, 93, died Feb. 6, 2012 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.

February 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


Dean Edwin Wiziarde 1925 - 2012

GREAT BEND - Dean Edwin Wiziarde, 86, died Feb. 5, 2012 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend.

February 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


Calvin D. Showalter 1943 - 2012

ALBERT - Calvin D. Showalter, 68, died Feb. 2, 2012 at his home in Albert.

February 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


Basilia Vieyra 1908 - 2012

LARNED - Basilia Vieyra, 103, formerly of Larned, died Feb. 3, 2012 at Medicalodge Nursing Home in Kinsley.

February 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


Almeda Regina (Kuhn) Stecklein 1927 - 2012

GREAT BEND - Almeda Regina (Kuhn) Stecklein, 84, of Great Bend and a former longtime Munjor resident, passed away Feb. 3, 2012 at Great Bend Health and Rehab Center.

February 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


Irene June (Curtis) Remmert 1927 - 2012

GREAT BEND - Irene June (Curtis) Remmert, 84, died Feb. 6, 2012 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.

February 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


Emerson Dean Sawaya 1931 - 2012

GREAT BEND - Emerson Dean Sawaya, 80, died Feb. 2, 2012 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

February 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


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​Glenn Jake Brack 1925 - 2016

HOISINGTON - Glenn Jake Brack, 90, died Feb. 1, 2016, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born May 7, 1925, the son of ...

February 02, 2016 | | Obituaries


​Janea G. “Micky” Gordon 1947 - 2016

HOISINGTON - Janea G. "Micky" Gordon, 68, died Jan. 29, 2016, at Hospice House in Hutchinson. Born July 15, 1947, in Juneau, Alaska, she was the ...

February 02, 2016 | | Obituaries


James “Jim” Alan Norvell 1961 - 2016

James "Jim" Alan Norvell was born on Nov. 25, 1961, and entered eternal life on Jan. 29, 2016.

February 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


Bill Bortz 1931 - 2016

DOWNS - Bill Bortz, 84, passed away Jan. 18, 2016, at his home in Downs. Born June 10, 1931, in Claflin, he was the son of ...

February 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


Donald D. Peterson 1934 - 2016

LARNED - Donald D. Peterson, 81, passed away Jan. 29, 2016, at Via Christi St. Francis Select Specialty in Wichita. Born May 22, 1934, in Larned ...

February 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


Wilbert C. “Willie” Fanshier 1926 - 2016

ST. JOHN - Wilbert C. "Willie" Fanshier, 89, died Jan. 29, 2016, at Stafford County Hospital in Stafford. Born Aug. 2, 1926, in Stafford County, he ...

February 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


James Bennett “J. B.” Webster 1928-2016

James Bennett "J. B." Webster, 87, died Feb. 1, 2016, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Oct. 10, 1928 at Dexter, N.M ...

February 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


Hulda Steinert Bitter 1915-2016

HOISINGTON - Hulda Steinert Bitter, 100, died Jan. 29, 2016, at Country Place Senior Living, Hoisington. She was born Aug. 30, 1915, at Galatia, the daughter ...

January 30, 2016 | | Obituaries


​Wilbert Charles Fanishier

ST. JOHN - Wilbert Charles Fanishier, 89, died Jan. 29, 2016, at Stafford County Hospital, Stafford. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road ...

January 30, 2016 | | Obituaries


Kevin D. Anderson 1968 - 2016

Kevin D. Anderson, 47, Great Bend, formerly of Hays, died Jan. 28, 2016, from a brief but aggressive illness at St. Luke's Hospital in ...

January 30, 2016 | | Obituaries


Carrie Michelle Marlett 1963 - 2016

LEON - Carrie Michelle Marlett, 52, of Leon, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 18, 2016, at Kansas Medical Center in Andover. She was ...

January 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


JoAnn Broadbooks 1930-2016

TOPEKA - JoAnn Broadbooks, 85, went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 25, 2016, at Winter Meadows in Topeka. Born March 18, 1930, at ...

January 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


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