Ronald John "Ron" Staudinger, 81, died Feb. 25, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Aug. 21, 1935, in Great Bend, he was the son of Adolph J. and Emma Josephine (Schauf) Staudinger. Ron graduated from Odin High School in 1953 and then graduated from St. Benedict's College, Atchison. He served in the Army Reserves.
Virgil J. Jacobs, 83, died Feb. 26, 2017, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born July 24, 1933, in rural Bison, he was the son of Casper and Mary (Schmidt) Jacobs. A lifelong resident of Barton County and Rush County, he was employed by Marlett Homes for 25 years, and the City of Hoisington before his retirement. On May 28, 1976, he married Irene Ehrlich at Great Bend.
HOISINGTON - Evelyn V. Hammerschmidt, 71, died Feb. 25, 2017, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born Jan. 3, 1946, in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Adolph and Mary (Demel) Gerritzen. In 1964, she graduated from Hoisington High School. On Oct. 22, 1982, she married Elwyn Dean Hammerschmidt in Great Bend. He preceded her in death on May 11, 2011. A lifetime Hoisington resident, she worked for Fuller Brush for 39 years, retiring in 2012.
HOISINGTON - Georgann Stanley, 63, died Feb. 24, 2017, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. She was born Aug. 29, 1953, in Wichita, the daughter of George Howard and Wonda Love (Bond) Herd. Georgann graduated from Southeast High School, Wichita.
HOISINGTON - Mary Louise Ney Degenhardt, 60, died Feb. 25, 2017, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. She was born Oct. 6, 1956, in Hoisington, the daughter of Francis and Margaret (Koeller) Ney. She graduated from Hoisington High School in 1974.
Alice South, 89, died Feb. 23, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 14, 1927, at Olmitz, she was the daughter of John and Theresa (Suchy) Krestin. A Great Bend resident since 1946, coming from Olmitz, she worked at the Fuller Brush Company.
HATFIELD, Ark. - Lanny Lee Brummel, 75, of Hatfield, Ark., died Feb. 22, 2017, at home. Born on April 9, 1941, in Ottawa, he was the son of Gilbert and Roberta Wade Brummel. He was a police officer in Kansas for 30 years.
Louise Brown Gunn, 93, died Feb. 22, 2017, at River Bend Assisted Living in Great Bend. She was born May 17, 1923, at Great Bend, the daughter of Joe and Ethel (Parker) Brown. She was a 1942 graduate of Great Bend High School. On Jan. 9, 1942, she married Glenn Gunn at Great Bend. He died April 23, 1982. A lifetime Great Bend resident, Mrs. Gunn worked for Barton County Soil Conservation Service and later retired after many years from Fuller Brush Company.
Edis Mae (Tustin) Switzer Schauvliege, 94, died Feb. 22, 2017, at Cherry Village in Great Bend. She was born June 15, 1922, at Gove County, the daughter of Lloyd Jacob and Mary Elizabeth (Simpson) Tustin. She married Neil Switzer April 24, 1947, at Hays. He died Oct. 26, 1967. She then married Cliff Schauvliege in January 1972 in New Mexico. He died Nov. 29, 1993. A Great Bend resident since 1960, coming from Oakley, also living in Garden City, Goddard and Wichita, Mrs. Schauvliege was executive director for Red Cross and previously worked in the fabric department at Sears, was ...