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Eldon J. Schremmer 1951 - 2017

BEAVER - Eldon J. Schremmer, 65, passed away on Wednesday morning, March 29, 2017, after a brief illness. Born on Oct. 2, 1951, at Hoisington, he was the son of Walter R. and Matilda J. (Zorn) Schremmer. A Barton County resident all his life, Eldon was a self-employed over-the-road truck driver for many years prior to his retirement.

March 31, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Jean Marie Perkins 1932 - 2017

YUKON, Okla. - Jean Marie Perkins, 84, passed away Mar. 28, 2017, in Yukon, Okla. Born June 25, 1932, in Oklahoma City, Okla., she was the daughter of Don and Nell Bassett. Moving to Yukon, Okla., in 2014, she grew up and raised her family in Great Bend. From 1978-2014 she lived in Broken Arrow, Okla. She was a master's champion in duplicate bridge, and enjoyed dancing and golfing with her husband Jack.

March 31, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Edna Ellen Ruble 1923-2017

Edna Ellen Ruble, 93, died March 29, 2017, at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. She was born April 18, 1923, at Great Bend, the daughter of August Henry and Geraldine Frances (Chaney) Meyer. She married Sidney Ray Ruble Nov. 12, 1942, at Great Bend. He died April 20, 1969. A lifetime Great Bend resident, Mrs. Ruble was a retired machine operator at Fuller Brush and worked as a cook at American Legion Argonne Post 180 and Elks Lodge No. 1127.

March 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mildred “Millie” K. Oetken 1952 - 2017

LARNED - Mildred "Millie" K. Oetken, 64, passed away March 29, 2017, at Diversicare of Larned. Born May 18, 1952, at Dodge City, she was the daughter of Marvin and Margaret Leonhart Rupp. On July 2, 1972, she married Charlie Oetken in St. John. He survives. A lifetime area resident, she was a homemaker.

March 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Ruth Marjorie Wineland 1923-2017

NATOMA - Ruth Marjorie Rinearson Wineland, 93, formerly of Natoma, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Home in Hays.

March 28, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Obituaries


William (Bill) Constand Schneider 1949 - 2017

GREAT BEND - William (Bill) Constand Schneider passed away March 24, 2017, at Via Christi Hospital in Wichita.

March 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Leslie Jo Morgan 1965 - 2017

LACROSSE - Leslie Jo Morgan, 51, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017, at 12:10 a.m. at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis in Wichita from complications of a brain aneurysm.

March 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Emmett (Keith) Kasselman 1938 - 2017

PAWNEE ROCK - Emmett (Keith) Kasselman, 78, passed away March 25, 2017, at Hays Medical Center. Born Oct. 24, 1938, in Great Bend, he was the son of Emmett "Johnny" and Norma Argyle Kasselman. On June 23, 1962, he married Alta Janes in Larned. She survives. A lifetime area resident, he worked in retail sales and at Great Bend Manufacturing for 10 years.

March 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Carrol Black 1941 - 2017

Carrol Black, 75, died March 24, 2017, at her home in Great Bend. Born Aug. 5, 1941, at Decatur, Ark., she was the daughter of Harold Richard and Georgia Irene (Appling) Drew. On Nov. 14, 1973, she married Tommy Alfred Stacey at Safford, Ariz. He died July 9, 1981. She was a CNA for Anthony Community Care.

March 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Elizabeth L. Pickering 1932 - 2017

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Elizabeth L. Pickering lost her courageous battle with cancer on Jan. 11, 2017, following a long life filled with family and exploration.

March 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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


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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


Dennis D. Messick 1950 - 2017

HUTCHINSON - Dennis D. Messick, 66, passed away on April 11, 2017, at Diversicare of Hutchinson. Born on Oct. 22, 1950, in Sterling, he was the ...

April 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Justin Keenan Perez 1979 - 2017

LARNED - Justin Keenan Perez, 37, passed away April 11, 2017, at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City. Born Nov. 17, 1979, in Larned ...

April 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


John Helfrich

ELLINWOOD - John Helfrich, 74, of Great Bend passed away April 13, 2017, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Cremation has occurred and services will be ...

April 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Eugene A. Penka 1949 - 2017

HEALY - Eugene A. Penka, 67, born on Sept. 17, 1949, died April 9, 2017, at Good Samaritan Society in Ellis.

April 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Phyllis Joan (Reynolds) Staub 1934 - 2017

ST. JOHN - Phyllis Joan (Reynolds) Staub, 82, passed away April 11, 2017, at Kenwood Plaza, St. John. She was born on July 28, 1934, at ...

April 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Lorenz E. Ochs 1924 - 2017

LAWRENCE - Lorenz E. Ochs, 92, died with his wife of 69 years by his side on April 6, 2017. He was born into a large ...

April 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Kenneth J. Link 1928 - 2017

Kenneth J. Link, 88, died April 9, 2017, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. He was born July 4, 1928, at Chase, the son of ...

April 12, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Thomas Oakley Cole 1946-2017

HAYS – Thomas Oakley Cole, age 70, passed away March 15, 2017 at Hays Medical Center. Born Aug. 8, 1946 in Great Bend, he was the ...

April 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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