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LaVerne Aileen Reinhardt 1924 - 2016

GREAT BEND - LaVerne Aileen Reinhardt, age 92, died Sept. 3, 2016, at her home in Great Bend. She was born Aug. 10, 1924, in Heizer, the daughter of Paul James and Agnes Viola (Schroeder) Pascoe, Jr. LaVerne married Franklin Dale Reinhardt, O.D., December 25, 1950, at Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, LaVerne owned and operated Heirloom Creations Quilt Shop. She was a member of Foundry Methodist Church, Gideons International Auxiliary, Girl Scout leader, Boy Scout den mother, and enjoyed quilting, knitting, sewing, woodworking, crocheting, carpentry, and was especially known for her passion for the State of ...

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Claudie Jean Biles 1928 - 2016

Claudie Jean Biles, 87, died Sept. 9, 2016, at her home in Heizer. She was born Dec. 26, 1928, at Gainsville, Mo., the daughter of Albert and Margie (Harley) Piland. She married Roy M. Biles April 30, 1945, at Great Bend. He died April 21, 2007. A Great Bend resident since 1940, coming from Gainsville, Mo., Mrs. Biles was a homemaker and was a former receptionist for Great Bend Family Mortuary and Crematory.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Lawrence R. Knupp 1942 - 2016

LODI, Wis. - Lawrence R. Knupp, 74, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, in Lodi, Wis. He was born on Sept. 3, 1942, to Roy E. and Juanita Knupp in Phoenix, Arizona. He grew up in Great Bend, and graduated from Great Bend High School in 1960. Larry married Carol Jean Lathrop, on Sept. 1, 1960, in Ellinwood.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Johnny Asaby Peters 1927 - 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Johnny Asaby Peters, 89, died Aug. 25, 2016, at St. Ann's Home in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was born on April 29, 1927. He was a machinist, farmer, a musician and a mechanic.

September 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Patricia Ann Henry 1934 - 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. - Patricia Ann (Hafeman) Henry died Aug. 23, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz. Born Jan. 22, 1934, at St. Rose Hospital in Great Bend, she was the daughter of William J. and Ann M. Hafeman.

September 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Terry Allen Holopirek 1954 - 2016

Terry Allen Holopirek, 62, died Sept. 8, 2016 at his home in Great Bend. He was born March 28, 1954 at La Crosse, the son of Alvin G. "Al" and Irene Marie (Gleissner) Holopirek. He was a fabricator for KMW Ltd. A loving father and grandfather, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and collecting guns, coins and stamps.

September 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Maxine Iris Puckett 1927 - 2016

Maxine Iris Puckett died Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, in company of her family in Longview, Texas. She was born Jan. 29, 1927, the daughter of E.L. and Irene Bush. She was a 1945 graduate of Great Bend High School. On Sept. 28, 1950, she married Kelly B. Puckett in Wichita. She was employed as a secretary at Bankers Investment of Great Bend, later by employed by Stickney Distributing and a part time employee of the Great Bend Tribune. She had a passion for playing bridge, dancing with her husband and friends, and tending to her flowers.

September 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Joan M. Bader 1935 - 2016

Joan M. Bader, 81, died Sept. 7, 2016, at her home in Great Bend. Born March 23, 1935, at Redwing she was the daughter of Joseph and Maude (Eveleigh) Habiger. On Sept. 1, 1955, she married Robert Lee Bader at Hoisington. He died Jan. 4, 2011. A Great Bend resident since 1955, coming from Osborne, she was a homemaker. She was passionate about taking care of the neighborhood animals. She loved flower gardening.

September 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


James “Jim” Clarke Sr. 1946 - 2-16

ELLINWOOD - James "Jim" L. Clarke Sr., 70, passed away Sept. 5, 2016, in Wichita. Born Aug. 24, 1946, in Buffafo, New York, he was the son of Wade Clarke and Pauline (La Point) Musenbrock. He was a lifelong resident of Barton County where he worked as a truck driver in the oil field industry including 20 plus years at NCRA. On May 1, 1990, he married Carolyn (Myers) Clarke. She survives of the home. Other survivors include two sons, David Codner (Maria), James Clarke Jr.; four daughters, Lisa Wettstein (John), Mary Hudson, Jerri Codner, Michelle Spaeth (John); a brother, Kenneth ...

September 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Glenn Ray Steinert 1943 - 2016

Pratt - Glenn Ray Steinert, 73, passed away Monday, Sept. 5, 2016 at his residence in Pratt. He was born Aug. 20, 1943 to Victor and Goldie (Brehm) Steinert in Great Bend.

September 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Darrell Gene Bradshaw

ALEXANDER - Surrounded by loved ones, Darrell Gene Bradshaw passed away at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City on Sept. 5, 2016, after a sudden heart attack in June and a battle with undiagnosed cancer. Darrell was the fourth child born to Elgin and Mary (Butler) Bradshaw in Big Spring, Texas. He moved to Kansas at the age of 12 years where he remained, graduating from Great Bend High School. It was his junior high that he met his first wife, JoAnn Archer. They were married on Nov. 13, 1976. They had one daughter, Christina, and were married ...

September 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Pauline Musenbrock 1924 - 2016

ELLINWOOD - Pauline Musenbrock, 92, passed away at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood on Sept. 3, 2016. She was born on Aug. 14, 1924 in New York. She was a lifetime Great Bend resident formerly of New York. She tended bar in Great Bend at the Knights of Columbus Hall and the Elk Lodge.

September 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Alvin K. Schettler 1930 - 2016

ALBERT - Alvin K. Schettler, 86, died Sept. 6, 2016, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born April 30, 1930, at Stoughton, Saskatchewan, Canada, he was the son of the Rev. Kurt G. and Louise (Schempp) Schettler. On Oct. 19, 1952, he married Janet Read at Belgrade, Neb. An Albert resident since 1965, Mr. Schettler was a Booster Station Plant Operator for Natural Gas Pipeline Company and retired from Occidental Petroleum in 1996.

September 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Delores R. Ochs — Duane A. Ochs

Memorial services for Delores R. Ochs, 91, who died Aug. 22, 2016, at her home in Great Bend, and her son Duane A. Ochs, 60, who died July 27, 2016 at Miami, Fla., will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend, with the Rev. Barbara Jones officiating.

September 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Aaron C. “Nick” Nicholas 1970-2016

HOISINGTON - Aaron C. "Nick" Nicholas, 46, died Sept. 1, 2016 at his home in Hoisington. He was born April 18, 1970, in Salina, the son of Marion and Jeannie Thornton Nicholas. Aaron graduated from Hoisington High School as a member of the class of 1989. He graduated from Phoenix Vo-Tech for Heating and Air. He also attended Barton County Community College. He was member of New Life Baptist Church.

September 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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Janis L. Coe 1939 - 2016

Janis L. Coe, 77, died Sept. 11, 2016, at her home. Born July 21, 1939, in Harper she was the daughter of Jesse Russell and ...

September 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Lorraine Esther (Bender) Mai 1925 - 2016

RUSSELL - Lorraine Esther (Bender) Mai, 90, passed away Sept. 12, 2016, at the Golden Living Center in Wilson. Born Dec. 4, 1925, in Russell, she ...

September 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Robert E.'Bob' Coldwater 1929 - 2016

CHASE - Robert E. "Bob" Coldwater, 86, died Sept. 13, 2016, at Lyons Good Samaritan Center. Born Nov. 14, 1929 at his parents homestead in rural ...

September 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Raeann (Vonfeldt) Zorko 1954 - 2016

Raeann (Vonfeldt) Zorko 1954 - 2016

September 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marion Lightfoot 1931 - 2016

Marion Lightfoot passed away Sept. 10, 2016, at his daughter's home in Arkansas City following a battle with kidney disease. Marion was born March ...

September 13, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Obituaries


Rheinard Schwartz 1929-2016

CHASE - Rheinard Schwartz, 86, passed away on Sept. 11, 2016 at his home near Chase. He was born on Nov. 4, 1929 to William and ...

September 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Lois Ann Hazard 1933-2016

TOPEKA - Lois Steadman Hazard, 83, Topeka, passed away Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at Brookdale Senior Living. Born Feb. 19, 1933, in Great Bend, she was ...

September 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Esther M. Oberle 1918 - 2016

ELLINWOOD - Esther M. Oberle, 98, died Sept. 11, 2016, at Wheatlands Healthcare Center in Kingman. Born March 1, 1918, at Ellinwood, she was the daughter ...

September 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Ronald D. Folk 1942 - 2016

HOLTON- Ronald Dean Folk, 74, passed away Sept.12, 2016, at Medicalodges Jackson County. Born June 24, 1942, in Lorraine, he was the son of ...

September 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Michael Jovanee Carrasco 2007 - 2016

EL PASO, Texas - Michael Jovanee Carrasco, 8, died Sept. 7, 2016, at El Paso Children's Hospital, El Paso, Texas. Born Oct. 9, 2007 at ...

September 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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