NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan - David E. Horton, 64, passed away on Jan. 27, 2016, at Cardinal Tein Hospital in Xin Vain, Taiwan. He was born on June 10, 1951, in Minneapolis, Minn. He attended school in Great Bend until his junior year in high school and graduated from Medicine Lodge High school in 1969. He worked as an over-the-road truck driver until his retirement in 2015. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Kenneth Pack Sr., 81, died Feb. 6, 2016, at Diversicare of Larned. Born Nov. 4, 1934, in Louisville, Ky., he was the son of Roy and Mona (Howard) Pack. On Sept. 20, 1956, he married Nancy Stevens in Kentucky. A long time Great Bend resident, he worked in construction, farmed, and worked for Goodyear Tire. He enjoyed fishing, and was known for his marksmanship.
STERLING - Kenneth E. Bohannan, 60, died Feb. 6, 2016, at Ellinwood District Hospital. Born May 15, 1955, in Hays, he was the son of Howard and Eula (Boyd) Bohannan. He was a longtime resident of Chase before moving to Sterling. He loved fishing, bowling, bingo, and played guitar in his Church's band.
IOLA - Ernest Paul Blazek, 67, Iola, formerly of Dodge City, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at Fort Scott Mercy Health Center. Born Oct. 30, 1948, in Great Bend, he was the son of Ernest Henry and Evelyn Wood Blazek. On May 3, 1968, he married Carol Jeannie Kennedy. She died on Oct. 20, 2014. He was employed as a maintenance manager for the Fort Dodge Soldiers Home.
ELLSWORTH - Emily Suzanne Haxton, 39, passed away Feb. 7, 2016, in Ellsworth. Born July 23, 1976, in Beloit, she was the daughter of Melody (Ammeter) and Stephen Magette. On June 5, 1999, she married Kevin Haxton in Claflin. She was a physical therapist assistant at Ellsworth County Medical Center.
MCCOOK, Neb. - Harold Dean Christiansen, 82, passed away Jan. 26, 2016, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. Born on March 3, 1933. in Great Bend, he was the son of Reynolds and Viola (Tieperman) Christiansen. He attended grade school at Mt. Pleasant Country School and graduated from Great Bend High School in 1952. On May 20, 1953, he entered the United States Army and served during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on April 30, 1955. On Nov. 25, 1987, he was united in marriage to Phyllis Wagner in Great Bend. They made their home in Great Bend where Harold was ...
HOISINGTON - Glenn Jake Brack, 90, died Feb. 1, 2016, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born May 7, 1925, the son of Emanuel H. and Dorothy Thracy (Seidl) Brack. Glenn graduated from Hoisington High School in 1943 and then served in the United States Navy during World War II.
HOISINGTON - Janea G. "Micky" Gordon, 68, died Jan. 29, 2016, at Hospice House in Hutchinson. Born July 15, 1947, in Juneau, Alaska, she was the daughter of Homer and Lois Klopfenstein Murphy. A resident of Hoisington and Hutchinson, she was retired from T.E.C.H. as a team leader. She married David Gordon Dec. 5, 1981, in Hoisington. He survives.