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Edward J. Stoss 1940-2014
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Edward J. Stoss 1940-2014

HOISINGTON — Edward J. Stoss, 73, died May 29, 2014 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington.
He was born July 16, 1940 at rural Hoisington, the son of John and Antonia (Langer) Stoss.
He married Darlene Doonan Aug. 27, 1962 at Great Bend. He was a farmer/stockman and a former school bus driver for USD 431. Mr. Stoss was a rural Hoisington lifetime resident.. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council No. 1521 both of Hoisington, and a former Eureka Township Board member.
Survivors include his wife: Darlene Stoss, of the home; two sons, John E. Stoss  and his companion Ola Allen, Hoisington, and Jerald R. Stoss and his wife Dana, Hoisington; two daughters, Michelle Kultgen and her husband Keith, Sulphur Springs, Texas; and Melissa Cowles and her husband Patrick, Hutchinson; three sisters, Leona Reichuber, Great Bend; Evelyn Penka, Great Bend; and Arlene Yarmer, Milberger; eight grandchildren, John R. Stoss and his wife Becky, Shelli Schmidt and her husband Travis, Darrell “Luke” Keener, Ryan Kultgen and his wife Jessica; Chris Kultgen, Morgan Cowles, Mallory Cowles, and Caden Cowles; and two great-grandchildren: Madison Henning and McKenna Schmidt.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Melinda Stoss, and a sister, Erma Schloctermeier.
Vigil Service with Knights of Columbus Rosary is scheduled at 7 p.m., Sunday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hoisington with Celebrant Father Anselm Eke. Interment will be at St. John Catholic Cemetery, Hoisington.
Visitation is scheduled from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home.
Memorial Funds can be sent to the Labor Day Clown Committee or St. John Church Cemetery, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Box 146, Hoisington, KS  67544.
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Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home
415 N. Main, P.O. Box 146
Hoisington, KS, 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, June 1, 2014