Allen M. Juergensen, 79, died Aug. 17, 2015, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born July 18, 1936, in Sagerton, Texas, he was the son of Olaf and Agaetha (Schulz) Juergensen. He was employed by Western Power and Light at the Mullergren Plant and retired as a load dispatcher at Centel.
ST.JOHN - Manuel Herrera, 20, died Sunday Aug. 16, 2015 at Via Christi St. Francis, Wichita. Born May 22, 1995 at Brighton, Colo., he was the son of Jesus and Luz Emilia Herrera. He was a graduate of St. John High School. He is survived by his parents: Jesus and Luz Herrera; brothers: Erick Herrera and Omar Herrera; grandparents: Francisco Balderrama R., Ma de los Angeles Mendez M., Manuel Herrera M. and Monserrat Chavez O; and many aunts and uncles.
HOISINGTON - Randall Lugene "Randy" Ritter, 62, died Aug. 13, 2015, at his mother's home in Great Bend. Born June 6, 1953, in Hoisington, he was the son of Gene and Barbara (Drake) Ritter. A long-time resident of Hoisington, also residing in Yates Center and Salina, he was an engineer for the Missouri-Pacific and Union Pacific Railroad. He was a guitar and airplane enthusiast.
ODIN - Rita Klug, 73, passed away on Aug. 13, 2015, surrounded by her husband and family, at Almost Home in Great Bend. Born Feb. 3, 1942, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of John and Margaret (Boor) Schneweis. In 1960, she graduated from Odin High School. She later married James Klug on Nov. 18, 1961, in Beaver. She worked for Superior Essex for 30 years. Rita was a loving wife, mother, and homemaker, who enjoyed gardening and sewing.
CASPER, WYO - Esther Ruth Valerius, 88, of Casper, Wyo., died July 31, 2015 at her home. Born Feb. 22, 1927, at Hoisington, she was the daughter of Chris and Marie Elizabeth (Ochs) Kramer. She was a 1944 graduate of Hoisington High School.
ST. JOHN - George B. Ashauer, 74, died Aug. 11, 2015, at Leisure Homestead in St. John. Born May 28, 1941, in Litchfield, Ill., he was the son of Andrew and Selma (Wisnaskey) Ashauer. On Jan. 30, 1959, he married Nelda Mitchell in Clayton, Mo. He was a resident of St. John for 15 years, coming from Colorado Springs, Colo.
JETMORE - Roy Dean Schauvliege, 61, passed away Aug. 9, 2015, at the Rice County District Hospital in Lyons. Born June 16, 1954, in Albuquerque, N.M., he was the son of Clifford Roy and Peggy Speck Schauvliege. A longtime area resident, he was a retired feed mill supervisor for the Co-op in Jetmore. He donated to St. Jude's Children's hospital and enjoyed riding his Honda Valkyrie. He especially loved his grandchildren, family and Teri Newman.
HOISINGTON - Betty "JoAnn" Clark, 76, passed away Aug. 8, 2015, at Peabody Health and Rehab in Peabody. She was born July 31, 1939 in rural Rogers County, Okla., the daughter of Malcom John "Moon" and Josie Mae (Parks) Mullis.
Evelyn K. Kultgen, 94, died Aug. 5, 2015, at Brookdale Senior Living, Great Bend, her home for the past ten years. Born March 30, 1921 at Kinsley, she was the daughter of and one of six children born to Conrad and Anna (Herrmann) Brehm.
LARNED – Romona Jean Snodgrass, 85, passed away Aug. 9, 2015, at Diversicare of Larned. Born Oct. 16, 1929, in Larned, she was the daughter of Claude Wilburn and Flossie Bell Williams Lewis. On Nov. 16, 1948, she married Paul Estel Snodgrass. He passed away on Dec. 3, 1982. A lifetime area resident of Larned, she was a Dietary/Food Supervisor at the Larned State Hospital and Pawnee Heights School.