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Margaret Julia Smith 1917 - 2017 

CLAFLIN - Margaret Julia Smith (Miller), 99, died Feb. 18, 2017, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. She was born Feb. 26, 1917, at Claflin, the daughter of Louis and Anna (Carey) Miller. She attended Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Claflin and graduated from Claflin High School. She married Warren T. Smith Aug. 17, 1936, at Claflin. He died Dec. 29, 1994. A lifetime Claflin resident, Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and worked at Komarek Jewelers in Great Bend as a sales associate.

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Babette “Babs” Kinderknecht

CHANDLER, ARIZ. - Babette "Babs" Kinderknecht, age 61, passed away Feb. 10, 2017 surrounded by family in her home in Chandler, Ariz., after a long battle with diabetes and renal failure. She has embarked on her last travel to Heaven surrounded with Angels, to be with her Heavenly Father. Babette retired from American Airlines and worked in different capacities for the company.

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Eugene Ernest Hallett 1933 - 2017

Eugene Ernest Hallett, 84, died Feb. 16, 2017, at his home in Great Bend. He was born Jan. 6, 1933, at Rush Center, the son of Ernest Glen and Zelma Mae (Moore) Hallett. He married Carol E. Ochs Sept. 22, 1956, at LaCrosse. He was a maintenance worker at the Mullergren Plant for 35 years and a lifelong farmer at Rush Center. He was a resident of Great Bend. Mr. Hallett was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Alfred M. Reichuber 1920 - 2017

Alfred M. Reichuber, 96, died Feb. 17, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. He was born Feb. 27, 1920, at Odin, the son of Sebastian and Wilhelmina (Huslig) Reichuber. He married Leona Antonia Stoss May 15, 1946, at Olmitz. She died March 13, 2015. A lifetime area resident, Mr. Reichuber was a carpenter. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II.

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Sarah Jean Drescher 1924 - 2017

Sarah Jean Drescher, 92, of Great Bend passed away Feb. 16, 2017. She was born Aug. 24, 1924, the daughter of Leonard and Viola (Campbell) Santee in Oklahoma City, Okla.

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Delbert L. Adams Jr. 1961 - 2017 

Delbert L. Adams Jr. died on Feb. 13, 2017 at Hays Medical Center. He was born Sept. 5, 1961 in Great Bend, the son of Judy (Whithington) and Delbert L. Adams Sr. He married Jill (Hensley) and had a son Dustin (Kirstin-girlfriend) of Seattle Wash. He then had four sons Micheal, Greg, Jamison all of Manhattan, and Dalton of Valley Center with his then companion Jamie.

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Kevin Lynn Habiger 1972 - 2017

Kevin Lynn Habiger, 44, died unexpectedly on Feb. 9, 2017, at Wichita. Born June 27, 1972, at Great Bend, he was the son of Sylvester "Bud" and Sandra (Brougher) Habiger. He was a 1991 graduate of Great Bend High School. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, boating, scouting and a variety of other activities with friends and family. After graduating from high school, he obtained a commercial driver's license and worked in the trucking and transport business. He moved to Wichita where he was employed most recently in shipping and order fulfillment for Amazon in nearby Coffeyville.

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Berniece Kay “Berni” Funk 1953 - 2017

OTIS - Berniece Kay "Berni" Funk, 63, died Feb. 15, 2017, at her home in rural Otis. Born Oct. 6, 1953, at Ness City, she was the daughter of Frank and Albertina (Flax) Fehrenbach. On June 7, 1987, she married Randall Lee "Randy" Funk on the family farm. He died in September 2004. A long time Otis area resident, she owned and operated Berni's Country Beauty Salon. She enjoyed gardening, and spending time with her dogs, family and customers.

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Robert Edward Guertin 1944 - 2017

BILLINGS, Okla. - Robert Edward Guertin, 72, died Feb. 13, 2017, at his home. Born Aug. 4, 1944, in Southbridge, Mass., he was the son of Robert P. and Cecilia B. Guertin. He lived in Great Bend for many years and worked as a jailer at the Great Bend Sheriff Department. He was loved by many in the community. Robert enjoyed all kinds of racing and laughter with family and friends.

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Larry Dean Shaw 1955 - 2017

Larry Dean Shaw, 61, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. An avid KU basketball fan and fisherman, Larry loved people, family gatherings, attending yearly NCAA basketball tournaments with his son, and was always helping others.

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Gerald Dean Dixon 1931 - 2017

Gerald Dean Dixon, 85, died Feb. 16, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. He was born Dec. 20, 1931, at Pawnee Rock, the son of Fredrick Earl and Gladys (Ermel) Dixon. He married Helene Ann Elizabeth Freeman Sept. 30, 1963, at Miami, Okla. She died March 11, 2016. A longtime Great Bend resident, Mr. Dixon was a truck driver for Marlette Homes and AirCo Industrial Gases. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

February 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Elmo Merritt 1927 - 2017

HUTCHINSON - Elmo Merritt, 89, died Feb. 15, 2017, at Pleasant Hills Home, Hutchinson. He was born Oct. 13, 1927, in Gorman, Texas, to Edward and Della (Echols) Merritt. Elmo graduated from Moran High School, Texas, in 1947 and Fort Hays State University. On Aug. 15, 1948, he married Lola D. Kellogg. She died September 1988. He then married Ermalee Taylor on Nov. 24, 1990, in Great Bend. They shared 26 years of marriage. Elmo was an elementary education teacher and principal for over 40 years.

February 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Donna Jean Schrepel 1950 - 2017

Donna Jean Schrepel, 66, died Feb. 14, 2017, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson. She was born June 6, 1950, at Manitowoc, Wis., the daughter of Norman and Gertrude (Riesterer) Trinka. She married Alvin Frederick Schrepel Jr. on May 31, 1969, at San Diego, Calif. A Great Bend resident since 1974, coming from San Diego, Mrs. Schrepel was Jefferson School lunchroom manager for Unified School District 428. She collected elephants.

February 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Berniece Kay "Berni" Funk

OTIS - Berniece Kay "Berni" Funk, 63, died Feb. 15, 2017 at her home in rural Otis.

February 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marian M. (Kuhlman) Rajewski 1929 - 2017

VINCENT - Marian M. (Kuhlman) Rajewski, 87, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Sterling Presbyterian Manor in Sterling. She was born March 30, 1929, on the family farm north of Olmitz, to Ewald W. and Rose L. (Schwartz) Kuhlman. She married James W. Rajewski on May 22, 1951, in Olmitz. He died April 9, 2015.

February 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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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 ...

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 ...

March 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


William D. “Bill” Farthing 1950 - 2017

HAYS - William D. "Bill" Farthing, 66, Hays, died Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the Hays Medical Center.

March 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Vivian E. Grossardt 1922 - 2017

CLAFLIN - Vivian E. Grossardt, 94, died March 16, 2017 at The Good Samaritan Society Home, Ellsworth. She was born March 27, 1922 in Hoisington, the ...

March 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mark Wayne Garner 1945 - 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mark Wayne Garner, 71, passed away peacefully in Kansas City, Mo., at the VA hospital surrounded by his daughter, son-in-law, and cousin ...

March 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Cameron James Redding 2015 - 2017

BUSHTON - Cameron James Redding passed Thursday, March 16, 2017, at his home near Bushton. Born Nov. 4, 2015, in Great Bend, he was the son ...

March 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Wilma Jean Schuster 1930 - 2017

Wilma Jean Schuster, 86, died March 11, 2017 at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. She was born June 20, 1930, at St. John, the ...

March 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


James Preston (Jim) Davis 1949-2017

James Preston (Jim) Davis, 67, of Salina, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017. He was born Sept. 2, 1949, in Great Bend, the son of ...

March 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mickey Goodwin 1918-2017

MOORE, Okla. - Mickey Goodwin, 98, born Bula Lucile Chrislip, of Moore, Okla. left this earthly domain and joined God's Kingdom on March 9, 2017.

March 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Beverly Krug Erb 1948 - 2017

BAZINE - A celebration of the life of Beverly Krug Erb will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., with a remembrance service at 2 ...

March 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Frank E. Roesler 1924 - 2017

CLAFLIN - Frank E. Roesler, 92, died March 12, 2017, at Sandstone Heights in Little River.

March 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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