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Bernard William “Ben” Kirmer 1931 - 2017

CLAFLIN - Bernard William "Ben" Kirmer, 85, died Aug. 1, 2017, at Ellsworth County Medical Center in Ellsworth. He was born Nov. 5, 1931, on the farm in rural Odin, the son of Andrew A. "Andy" and Stephanie J. "Fannie" (Zorn) Kirmer.

August 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Wayne LeRoy Hafner 1927 - 2017

CLAY CENTER - Wayne LeRoy Hafner died on July 29, 2017 in Leonardville, at the age of 89. He was born on a farm near Green on Aug. 25, 1927, the son of William F. Hafner and Anna Schafer Hafner. His family moved to the Schafer homestead near Bala in 1932 where he lived his entire adult life, until moving to the Leonardville Nursing Home in 2016. He married Wanda Blackwood on Oct. 2, 1949, in Clay Center. Wayne was a farmer and raised Registered Hereford cattle for many years.

August 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Walter Earl Crist 1919-2017

HUTCHINSON - Walter Earl Crist, 97, passed away August 1, 2017 at Diversicare Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hutchinson.

August 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Urban Iru Huddleston 1920 - 2017

LARNED - Urban Iru Huddleston, 97, passed away July 31, 2017, at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse.

August 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Jane F. Henderson 1931 - 2017

GREAT BEND - Jane F. Henderson, 86, died July 31, 2017, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend.

August 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Eric L. Gillett 1979 - 2017

WICHITA - Eric L. Gillett, 38, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017, after a long battle with cancer, at his home surrounded by his friends and family.

August 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Nancy L. Mortimer 1933 - 2017

HOISINGTON - Nancy L. Mortimer, 83, died July 28, 2017, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Via Christi St. Francis, Wichita.

July 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Dorothy Mae Newell Schuetz 1919 - 2017

Dorothy Mae Newell Schuetz, 98, died July 17, 2017, at her home in Great Bend. She was born April 28, 1919, at Great Bend, the daughter of Traver Perry and Nellie (Christner) Newell. She graduated from Great Bend High School in 1937 and was Rhorea Queen her senior year. That fall she enrolled at the University of Kansas and pledged Chi Omega. She fell in love with Glen Andrew Schuetz of Great Bend and they married June 26, 1938, at Great Bend. He died Nov. 22, 2001. Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Schuetz won a local beauty contest and was ...

July 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Stanley Dean Mai 1930 - 2017

Stanley Dean Mai, 86, died July 26, 2017, at his home in Great Bend. He was born Oct. 6, 1930, at Russell County, the son of Adam and Pauline (Peil) Mai. He married Bonnie Lorene Higgins Jan. 28, 1951, at St. John Lutheran Church, Russell. She died Aug. 29, 1999. He was a Great Bend resident for 55 years. In 2000, he retired from Monte Gardner Construction in Bakersfield, Calif. He was owner and operator of Independent Transport for Curtis Robinson and Son Inc., and Kaw Transport. He spent many years as an oilfield employee for Joe Brougher Oil, Clinton ...

July 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Glenn Wayne Morgan 1950 - 2017

GALATIA - Glenn Wayne Morgan, 66, died July 20, 2017, at his home in Galatia. He was born Oct. 24, 1950, the son of Arthur Glenn and Mary Teresa (Rahall) Morgan. Glenn graduated from Doyle High School in Kernersville, N.C. He then attended school at the University of Kansas. A longtime resident of Galatia, Glenn was self-employed, dealing in used cars, parts and antiques.

July 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Melvin Eugene Riedel 1941 - 2016

ANTHONY - Melvin Eugene Riedel was born May 30, 1941, the son of Bernard and Anna Riedel. He resided in Olmitz until 1972, when he moved to Anthony to manage the Bailly's Farm Supply Store. On Dec. 26, 2016, Melvin passed away at Anthony.

July 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Emma Laubhan 1908 - 2017

RUSSELL - Emma Laubhan, 108, died on Friday, July 21, 2017, at Main Street Manor located in Russell Regional Hospital in Russell. Emma was born on Dec. 30, 1908, in Russell, the daughter of Henry Sr. and Eva Margaret (Becker) Stricker. She grew up in the Bender Hill – Milberger area and attended schools there. She met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Theodore "Ted" Laubhan on Nov. 24, 1946, in Ellsworth. From this union Emma and Ted were blessed with their son Frank. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. She enjoyed needlework and other handwork ...

July 26, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Paul Barragan 1938 - 2017

Paul Barragan, 79, died July 19, 2017, in Hutchinson. He was born on Feb. 2, 1938.

July 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Emmitt Carey Bradshaw 1959 - 2017

ELK CITY, Okla. - Emmitt Carey Bradshaw, 57, died July 6, 2017, at Cheyenne, Okla. Born Nov. 5, 1959, in Tyler, Texas, he was the son of Mary Mozelle and Raymond Elgin Bradshaw.

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Stephen Close Hagen 1942 - 2017

DENVER, Colo. - Stephen Close Hagen passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 11, 2017. He was born Feb. 21, 1942, in Great Bend, and graduated from the University of Kansas before moving east to attend the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He spent most of his career based in New York City while living in Ridgewood, New Jersey, but he savored his retirement in Denver near the mountains. He was a self-taught builder, starting with a simple bookcase and eventually renovating every room in his 100-year-old house to make it just so. You could find him most evenings on his ...

July 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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Morris E. “Mo” Vsetecka 1952 - 2017

Morris E. "Mo" Vsetecka, 64, died Sept. 8, 2017 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. He was born Nov. 11, 1952, in Great Bend, the son ...

September 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Alvin Fred Schugart 1929 - 2017

BAZINE - Alvin Fred Schugart, age 88, passed away on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 at his home near Bazine. He was born on Aug. 29, 1929 ...

September 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Lucille Ann Sickles 1959 - 2017

LARNED - Lucille Ann Sickles, 58, passed away Sept. 6, 2017, at her home in Larned. She was born Feb. 20, 1959, in Kinsley, the daughter ...

September 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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