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Beverly J. Steffen 1932-2017

BURDETT - Beverly J. Steffen, 85, passed away Dec. 12, 2017 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital.

December 12, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Obituaries


James R. “Jim” Pivonka 1929 - 2017

TIMKEN - James R. "Jim" Pivonka, 88, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Rush County Memorial Hospital in LaCrosse. Mr. Pivonka was born Oct. 31, 1929, in Timken, the son of Ralph M. and Antonia (Holopirek) Pivonka. He was a lifelong resident of Rush County. A 1947 graduate of Bison High School he was a co-owner operator of Pivonka Implement in Timken, which later moved to LaCrosse. On July 15, 1953, he married Betty Jean Sandstrom, in Timken. She preceded him July 15, 1963. He then married Laura J. (Oliverius) Warnken on Oct. 7, 1967 at St. Rose Catholic Church in ...

December 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Robert H. Frink Jr. 1922 - 2017

ST. JOHN - Robert H. Frink Jr., 95, passed away Dec. 9, 2017, at South Hutchinson. He was born on Oct. 11, 1922, at Hopewell, the son of Robert Howard Frink Sr. and Nettie Iva (Rogers) Frink. On Nov. 26, 1944, he married Maurine E. (Dorland) at Greensburg. She preceded him in death. A resident of St. John since 1954 he was a retired Shift Foreman for Northern Natural Gas after 35 years.

December 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Dorothy Belle Behrens 1928 - 2017

Dorothy Belle Behrens, 89, passed away Dec. 9, 2017, at home in Great Bend. She was born Jan. 29, 1928, at Council Grove to Oliver and Sabina (Snodgrass) Ratliff. Dorothy married Orla Frederick "Fred" Behrens on Sept. 17, 1950, at Council Grove. A Great Bend resident since 1950, Dorothy worked for First National Bank and was a cook for Shady Grove School. Dorothy was known for her volunteer ministry at the church, such as tea towel embroidery for new brides, sewing sleeping bags for the homeless, and making noodles for fundraising efforts.

December 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Beverly Patricia Retzlaff 1951 - 2017

HOISINGTON - Beverly Patricia Retzlaff, 66, passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Via Christi St Francis Hospital in Wichita. She was born May 10, 1951, in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of Leonard and Betty (Kilpatrick) Peck. She was a CNA working at several care homes. She has been a resident of Hoisington since 1987 coming from Peoria, Ill. Beverly was united in marriage to James M. Retzlaff on July 1, 2002, in Great Bend. He preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 2012. She loved to be with her family and adored her pets.

December 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Pauline Helen “Ammie” Halfhill 1932 - 2017

Pauline Helen "Ammie" Halfhill, 85, died Dec. 10, 2017 at Hospice House in Hutchinson. Born Sept. 11, 1932 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Emil F. and Sophie J. (Soeken) Kruckenberg. She married Marion R. "Hap"Halfhill on March 24, 29154. He died on Nov. 5, 1996. She was employed at Stoneridge Country Club in ground maintenance and Great Bend Police Department as a crossing guard until retiring this year. She was an avid Bingo player. She never met a stranger, was a friend to everyone, young and old and was strong willed and determined to the end.

December 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Dorothy B. Behrens

Dorothy B. Behrens, 89, died Dec. 9, 2017, at home in Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, Kansas.

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Wanda Lee Hurde 1941-2017

LARNED - Wanda Lee Hurde, age 76, passed away at Diversicare of Larned, on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Ruth Ann Richey

NEW CASTLE, Va. - Ruth Ann Richey, 86, of New Castle, Virginia, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. She was a daughter of the late Cord H. and Grace Voge. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Richey and daughter, Sandy Richey.

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Michael H. “Mike” Welsh 1937 - 2017

LaCrosse - Michael H. "Mike" Welsh, 80, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at Good Samaritan Society, Hays. Mr. Welsh was born May 16, 1937, in Flint, Mich. He was a resident of Rush County for 15 plus years, moving from Claflin. He was a grain elevator employee for many years before his retirement. On Aug. 26, 1963, he married Venita M. Beers in Newkirk, Oklahoma.

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Nita Gaye Peterson 1935 - 2017

LARNED - Nita Gaye Peterson, 82, passed away Dec. 7, 2017, at Country Living of Larned. Nita was born April 10, 1935, in Great Bend, the daughter of Edwin and Juanita Smith Geil. She graduated from Pawnee Rock High School in 1953. Following high school she attended a small business college in Salina and worked in an office at Schilling Air Force Base. Starting in April 1964 Nita was the office manager at the family business, Peterson Electric. She married Donald D. Peterson on Dec. 12, 1954, in Albert. He passed away Jan. 29, 2016. For fun Nita was in a ...

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Richard D. Luse 1931-2017

Richard Daniel Luse, 86, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday evening, Dec. 5, 2017, at Salina Regional Hospital. Richard was born on June 18, 1931, in Chicago, Ill., to his loving parents, Theresa (Armstrong) and Bert Amberson Luse, Sr. Having sadly lost his mother at a very young age, Richard and his two siblings were loved and raised by his step-mother, Minnie Katzmeier Luse. After living briefly in Chicago, the family moved to Great Bend, where Richard attended a small country school, while living on a farm just south of Great Bend. During Richard's high school years ...

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


George Wellington Foster Jr. 1938 - 2017

HOWE, Okla. - George Wellington Foster Jr., 79, passed away Dec. 5, 2017, in Heavener, Okla. He was born Jan. 18, 1938 in Guthrie, Okla. to George Sr. and Alice (Miller) Foster. He was a retired Superintendent for AL Abercrombie, Inc for 35 years in Grand Bend. He was also part owner of Sons Service, Inc.

December 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Adela Ramirez Aguirre 1954 - 2017

GREAT BEND – Adela Ramirez Aguirre of Great Bend, 62, passed away on Sunday evening, Dec. 3, 2017 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

December 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mary Beth (Tieperman) Bunker 1933 - 2017

ST. JOHN - Mary Beth (Tieperman) Bunker, 84, passed away Nov. 28, 2017, in Dallas, Texas.

December 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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Wanda L. Nelson 1923 - 2018

GOODYEAR, Ariz. - Wanda L. Nelson, born Wanda La Vaughn Wolfe, passed away on Jan. 30, 2018 at the age of 94.

February 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Douglas K. Brown 1961-2018

STAFFORD – Douglas K. Brown, 56, died Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Stafford County Hospital, Stafford. Born May 1, 1961 at Stafford he was the son ...

February 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Erlinda “Linda” Fry 1937-2018

ELLINWOOD - Erlinda "Linda" Fry, 80, passed away February 4, 2018, at her Ellinwood residence. She was born October 13, 1937, at Manila, Philippines, to Alfonzo ...

February 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Rose Mary Younger 1927 - 2018

Rose Mary Younger, 90, died Feb. 3, 2018, at Great Bend. She was born Nov. 4, 1927, at Liebenthal, Kan. to Alexander and Margaret (Kippes ...

February 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Dr. John M. “Jack” Holt

LENEXA - Dr. John M. "Jack" Holt, 82, Lenexa, Ks., died peacefully with his wife and children by his side on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Jack ...

February 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marion Huslig Sandlin 1926 - 2018

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. - Marion Huslig Sandlin passed away peacefully in Laguna Niguel, Calif. on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. She was born in Claflin, Kansas on ...

February 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Bobbie Lee Leon 1948 - 2018

Bobbie Lee Leon, 70, passed away February 2, 2018 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born January 6, 1948 in Great Bend the son ...

February 03, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Wilma Maxine Bahr 1927 - 2018

Wilma Maxine Bahr, 90, passed away February 3, 2018, St. Luke's Hospice House, Kansas City, Mo. She was born October 1, 1927, at Minneapolis ...

February 03, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Dr. John M. “Jack” Holt

Dr. John M. "Jack" Holt, 82, of Lenexa, KS, died Friday, February 2, 2018. A Rosary will be prayed at 4:30 PM followed by ...

February 03, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Dorothy E. Minson 1924 - 2018

HOISINGTON - Dorothy E. Minson, 93, died Jan. 26, 2018, at Cherry Village, Great Bend. She was born April 17, 1924, in Hoisington, the daughter of ...

February 03, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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