Donna Jean Schrepel, 66, died Feb. 14, 2017, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson. She was born June 6, 1950, at Manitowoc, Wis., the daughter of Norman and Gertrude (Riesterer) Trinka. She married Alvin Frederick Schrepel Jr. on May 31, 1969, at San Diego, Calif. A Great Bend resident since 1974, coming from San Diego, Mrs. Schrepel was Jefferson School lunchroom manager for Unified School District 428. She collected elephants.
VINCENT - Marian M. (Kuhlman) Rajewski, 87, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Sterling Presbyterian Manor in Sterling. She was born March 30, 1929, on the family farm north of Olmitz, to Ewald W. and Rose L. (Schwartz) Kuhlman. She married James W. Rajewski on May 22, 1951, in Olmitz. He died April 9, 2015.
Margaret Irene Shobe, 73, died Feb. 15, 2017, at her home in Great Bend. She was born Dec. 3, 1943, at Great Bend, the daughter of Chester L. and Dorothy M. (Hunter) Shobe. A lifetime Great Bend resident, Miss Shobe was a client of Rosewood Services.
Eugene Ernest Hallett, 84, died Feb. 16, 2017, at his home in Great Bend. He was born Jan. 6, 1933, at Rush Center, the son of Ernest Glen and Zelma Mae (Moore) Hallett. He married Carol E. Ochs Sept. 22, 1956, at La Crosse. She survives with son, Eugene Allen Hallett; daughters, Connie Rathbun, Michelle Schwager and Renea Moore; and sisters, Lois Holopirek, Norma Kelley and Charlotte Peters.
John A. Wagner, 97, died Feb. 12, 2017, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Jan. 20, 1920, at Wichita, he was the son of John B. and Carrie Ann (Huggins) Wagner. On Dec. 20, 1944, he married Margie Giltner at Wichita. They later divorced. He then married Viola M. (Parker) Tobias on April 17, 1970, at Great Bend. A Great Bend resident since 1945, coming from Wichita, Mr. Wagner was a mechanic for Pickerell Drilling. He was an avid fisherman and loved to camp.
HAYS - Larry Michael Nicholson, 75, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at home. Born Nov. 22, 1941, in Nevada, Mo., he was the son of Nina Potter Nicholson and Lee Nicholson. On July 26, 1964, he married Celia Eveleigh in Hoisington. After graduating high school in Hoisington he earned a bachelor's degree and a Ph.D. from Kansas State University. He took his first job as a biochemistry professor at University of Missouri-Rolla before coming to Fort Hays State University, where he served on the faculty from 1976 until his retirement in 2008. He served as the Chair of the ...
Jerry L. Schrader, DVM, 84, longtime Great Bend veterinarian, passed away on Saturday evening, Feb. 11, 2017, at Wesley Woodlawn Hospital in Wichita after a brief illness. Born on Nov. 24, 1932, at Ellinwood, he was the son of Irvin and Louise (Kellam) Schrader. He attended school in Great Bend and graduated from Great Bend High School in 1950. He then attended Kansas State University, where he graduated in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science degree and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. He practiced for two years in Iowa and Arkansas before establishing Countryside Veterinary Associates in Great Bend ...