Jerry D. Sieker, 65, passed away in Great Bend on June 30. He was born on Jan. 17, 1949 in Great Bend, to Harry (Jr) and Wanda Sieker. He graduated from Ellinwood High School and attended Fort Hays State University. He was a lifelong resident of Barton County, making a living as a farmer and mechanic. Jerry was well known in the area for being one of the best mechanics around. He married Marcia (Doherty) Sieker on July 25, 1975 in Ellinwood and was a member of the Lutheran Church in Ellinwood. He is preceded in death by his father ...
HOISINGTON - Fredrick Julius "Fred" Bitter, 61, died June 30 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. He was born March 20, 1953 at Hoisington, the son of Harry and Irene (Deutsch) Bitter.
ATWOOD - Noel Arthur Lipton, 71, died June 29, at the Rawlins County Hospital. Born Sept. 9, 1942, in Seattle, Wash., he was the son of Fredrick and Francis (Kelly) Lipton. On Sept. 9, 1972, he married Betty Ruckman in Great Bend. He was a mechanic and proudly served in the United States Army.
LARNED - Milton H. Hiebert, 89, passed away July 1 at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Larned.
Opal B. Bethel, 95, died June 30 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. She was born July 9, 1918 at Ellinwood, the daughter of Francis Perry and Ida Leota (McCullough) Bryant.
GREAT BEND - Phyllis Fern Bates, 95, died June 27, 2014 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood.
GREAT BEND – Stephen Joseph Rychlec, 65, died June 27, 2014 at his home in Great Bend.
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Kathryn (Kay) L. LaOrange, 81, passed peacefully at home in Palm Springs on Saturday, June 21, 2014 after a courageous 14-month battle with cancer.
GREAT BEND – Rufus P. Fimple, 93, died June 26, 2014 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.
GREAT BEND – Glen F. Ehrlich, 87, died June 27, 2014 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend.
OTIS - Richard L. "Monte" Landers, 83, died June 25 at home in Otis. He was born March 12, 1931, at Osawatomie, the son of John A. and Annie (Fouts) Landers. Monte married Marilyn Stewart Dec. 30, 1951, at Garnett. She died Feb. 9, 2010.
HOISINGTON - Virgil Earl Hogan, 89, died June 23 at Hospice House of Reno County in Hutchinson. Born April 25, 1925, in Hoisington, he was the son of Dennis and Elsie (Jones) Hogan. On June 25, 1946, he married Dolores Jean Lutschg in Hoisington. She died on May 18, 2011. A lifetime resident of Hoisington, living in Buhler since 2010, he was a roughneck for Woodman-Iannitti Drilling Company.
COLDWATER - Kay Ellen Shaffner, 80, passed away on June 24 at Western Plains Regional Medical Center in Dodge City. She was born on April 21, 1934, in Russell, to Gordon Shaffner and Ruth (Griffith) Shaffner. Kay was a resident of Pioneer Lodge in Coldwater. She began living in Pioneer Lodge in 1971. She was a part of Pioneer Lodges family for over 40 years.
GREAT BEND - Joseph Jay Worcester, 48, died June 23 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
DENVER, Colo. - Jason Lee Nolte, 31, of Denver, Colo., formerly of Seneca, was killed on June 21, while at work at Manko Window Systems, in Aurora, Colo. Jason was born March 5, 1983, in Seneca, the son of Robert and Kathleen Nordhus Nolte. Jason grew up in Seneca and attended Sts. Peter and Paul Grade School. In 1995, the family moved to White Cloud and he attended Highland High School, graduating in 2001. He worked for Fairview Mills for two years, before he began his college career at Kansas State University. While in Manhattan he worked for Manko Window Systems ...
CHASE - Donald Mark Oberle Sr., 66, passed away Aug. 11, at his home in Chase. Born July 3, 1948, in Great Bend, he was the son of George J. and Florentine L. (Kimpler) Oberle. A lifelong resident of Chase, he was a pipe-liner in the petroleum industry. On Dec. 23, 2002, he married Debbie (Gilley) in Great Bend. She survives of the home.