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Christopher Alan Oeser 1967-2015
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CLAFLIN — Christopher Alan Oeser, 48, loving husband, son, father, and papa, died July 19, 2015, at his home in Claflin. born May 23, 1967, in Overland Park, he was the son of Alan K. and Sheila M. (Heinz) Oeser.  Chris graduated from Claflin High School in 1985.  He was a lifetime resident of Claflin and a farmer and rancher.  
Chris was a member of the Claflin United Methodist Church.  On April 25, 1992, he married Debbie J. Folk in Claflin.  She survives.
Other survivors include; three daughters, Kristi Nixon of Claflin, Kari VanPelt and husband Dae of Holcomb, Kylie Crawford and husband Rick of Hoisington; parents, Alan K. and Sheila M. Oeser of Claflin; two brothers, Phillip Oeser and wife Raylette of Hoisington, Jon Oeser and wife Jane of Claflin; sister, Allison “Alli” Layne of Kiefer, Okla.; 18 nieces and nephews; and his beloved 11 grandchildren, Kylie Crawford, Kaleb Nixon, Kassidy Nixon, Daegan VanPelt, Jayln VanPelt, Ellie Mae Crawford, Kobe Crawford, Camryn VanPelt, Ian VanPelt, Rilynn Crawford and Kambree Nixon.
He was preceded in death by; his grandparents, Kasper and Margaret Heinz and D.A. Oeser , and Edith (Oeser) Stratmann; and two brothers-in-law, Bob Layne and Mark Folk.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 23, 2015, at the United Methodist Church in Claflin, with Rev. Gene Langhofer presiding.  Burial will follow in Claflin Cemetery.  Friends may call 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with family to greet friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Kans for Kids or United Methodist Church of Claflin, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, P.O. Box 146, Hoisington KS 67544.  Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

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P.O. Box 146
Hoisington KS 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 21, 2015