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Charles Wesley Calp 1948 - 2015
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SUSANK — Charles Wesley “Charley” Calp, 67, died Oct. 13, 2015, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. He was born May 25, 1948, in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Austin and Lillian (Tuzicka) Calp.  
Charley graduated from Hoisington High School. He worked in the oil fields, in seismography work when he was first out of school. He then worked for Shirer Well Services on a pulling unit and later JayHawk Pipe Services rebuilding drilling rigs. He would also process furs for his brother at Calp’s Fur and Root.
He loved fossil hunting and did programs teaching kids about fossils for the grade schools in Hoisington.
He is survived by a brother, Calvin “Trapper” Calp, of Hoisington; a half sister, Betty Puckett of Texas; a half brother, Alvin Brazda of Las Vegas, Nevada; two daughters, Janice Lauber and husband Daniel, and Louann Clark and husband Lawrence, all of Great Bend; 12 grandchildren; and 26 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a half brother, Morris Brazda.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at Nicholson Ricke Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dick Ogle presiding. Friends may sign the book at the funeral home and family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. There will be no viewing as cremation has taken place. Memorials may be made to Sternberg Museum of Natural History in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson Ricke Funeral Home
P.O. Box 146; 415 N. Main
Hoisington, KS 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 18, 2015