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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., and Rita M. Helfrich of Ellinwood. John attended Ellinwood High School and played football. He worked in the oil field and drove an over-the-road truck. He loved drag racing and was a great artist. He was lifetime Great Bend area resident where he attended St. Rose Catholic Church.

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 John William and Reno (Kanzleiter) Hathaway. On June 20, 1948, she married Billy Eugene Schuster at Great Bend. She has been a resident of Great Bend since 1948, coming from St. John. She was a clerk for Coast to Coast, ABC Drug and Triangle Drug Store. She enjoyed genealogy.

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 son of Orie and Mary Lois (Ruddell) Messick. On Dec. 23, 1978, he married Kristin Stockstill of in Geneseo. He was a longtime Hutchinson resident formerly of Chase, Lyons, and Katy, Texas. He graduated from Emporia State and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.

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, he was the son of John P. Perez and Rebecca D. Kirchgassner. A lifetime Larned and Dodge City resident, he was a D.J. He donated blood to the American Red Cross and participated in the Special Olympics and the 4th of July run in Larned. He also enjoyed playing dominos and bingo at his apartment complex and loved country music.

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 announced later with Minnis Chapel in Ellinwood.

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 Macksville, the daughter of Basil Leno and Laura Jane (Spangler) Reynolds. She married Victor Lee Staub on Sept. 9, 1952, at Macksville. She graduated from Macksville High School in 1952, attended Salt City Business College in Hutchinson and was owner of Staub Insurance Agency and Real Estate from 1974 to 2000.

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 German family with many aunts, uncles, and cousins on Dec. 20, 1924, in Hoisington, the son of Jacob and Lena Krug Oaks. He graduated Hoisington High School.

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 Louis and Bertha (Gregory) Link. On March 27, 1951, he married Shirley Jean Wallace at Holy Name Catholic Church in Bushton. A Great Bend resident since 1960, coming from Chase, he was employed by Skelly Oil Company, and previously owned and operated Chase Tank Service, Chase Well Service and Strata Drilling.

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 son of Miles K. and Ava L. (Brown) Cole. On July 3, 1966 he married Vickie J. Bowsher in Great Bend. She preceded him in death Jan. 2, 2014.

April 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Myrl E. Munz

ELLINWOOD - Myrl E. Munz, 91, passed away at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date with Minnis Chapel in Ellinwood.

April 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Ronald David Hardten 1936 - 2017

OLATHE - Ronald David Hardten, 80, passed away peacefully, April 5, 2017, at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His last days were spent surrounded by his loving family.

April 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Angela Rebel 1982 - 2017

TIMKEN - Angela Rebel, 34, died March 31, 2017. Born Aug. 6, 1982, at Comanche County Hospital, she was the daughter of Jimmy and Patti Bratcher) Shelton. In 2001 she graduated from Barton County Adult Education and then attended Hays School of Cosmetology. On April 19, 2014, she married Jeff Rebel in LaCrosse. She was a CNA-CMA.

April 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Barbara Jean Braddy 1945-2017

SEWARD - Barbara Jean Braddy, age 71, passed away on March 31, 2017 at her home. She was born on July 30, 1945 at Larned, the daughter of Charles M. and Helen W. (Robbins) Baier, Sr. A life-long resident of the Seward area, she was a retired secretary for Fort Larned Federal Parks Service. Her memberships include, Xavier Catholic Church, Altar Society, Seward City Council and Xavier Cemetery Board. Survivors include two sons, Nickolas Braddy, Seattle, Wash., Aaron Braddy (Devon), Hoisington; two brothers, Mick Baier, Jr., Lecompton, William Henry Baier, Bayfield, Colo.; a sister, Sharon Hays (Lonnie), Wellington; two grandchildren, Melody ...

April 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Sheila M. Bieberle

WICHITA - Sheila M. Bieberle, 56, passed away April 3, 2017. Sheila is survived by husband, Roger A. Bieberle; sons, Tyler and Christopher Bieberle; sisters, LeAnn (Virgil) Kuntz, Abilene, Vicky (Brad) Joseph, Oakley, Jacky (Keith) Zerr, Gove, Shirley Haffner, Park, and Raelene (Cory) Miller, Cheney, ; in-laws, Kristen (Brian) Stout, Ellinwood, and Rob (Cynthia) Bieberle, Colby,; 23 nieces and nephews; and seven great-nephews. She was preceded by her parents, Francis X. Heier; Mary M. (Hartman) Heier; and infant brother, Leland F. Heier. For full obituary and service information visit; Resthavenmortuary-cemetery.com.

April 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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Dorotha (Dottie) Dailey Hershey 1921 - 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dorotha Dailey Hershey (Dottie), 96, passed away April 28, 2017, at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C. Dottie was ...

May 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mildred Fitzstephens 1923 - 2017

CASPER, Wyo. - Mildred Fitzstephens, 93, passed peacefully at Wyoming Medical Center the morning of May 9, 2017. She was born Mildred Caroline Beck to Fred ...

May 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Steven George Shaw 1957 - 2016

WALLAND, Texas - Steven George Shaw, 59, died Dec. 23, 2016, at his home. Graveside memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on ...

May 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Donald Eugene Dannebohm 1931 - 2017

ELLINWOOD - Donald Eugene Dannebohm, 85, passed away at Leisure Homestead in St. John on May 17, 2017. He was born in Great Bend on November ...

May 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Carole Kay Butler

Carole Kay Butler, 72, died May 16, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.

May 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Galen C. Lloyd 1963 - 2017

Galen C. Lloyd, 53, passed away on Saturday afternoon, May 13, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital after a sudden illness. Born on June 14 ...

May 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Paul William Chansler 1929 - 2017

STAFFORD - Paul William Chansler, 87, went to be with His Lord and Savior on May 14, 2017, at Leisure Homestead in St. John. Born Dec ...

May 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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