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John Edward Stoss 1964 - 2015
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HOISINGTON — John Edward Stoss, 50, died Jan. 1, 2015, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. He was born Aug. 28, 1964, the son of Edward John and Darlene (Doonan) Stoss. He was a 1983 graduate of Hoisington High School. A lifetime Hoisington resident, John was a farmer and had previously ran the maintainer for South Homestead Township. He had also driven a bus for USD 431, Hoisington.

He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus, as well as the Labor Day Clown Committee.

Survivors include a companion, Ola Allen of the home; his mother, Darlene Ann Stoss of Hoisington; one son, John Richard Stoss and his wife Becky of Dodge City; daughter, Shelli Schmidt and her husband Travis of Claflin, and Ola’s daughter Heidi Oetken and her husband Matt of Albert; two sisters, Michelle Kultgen and her husband Keith of Sulphur Springs, Texas, and Melissa Cowles and her husband Patrick of Hutchinson; one brother, Jerald Stoss and his wife Dana of Hoisington; three grandchildren, Madison Henning, McKenna Schmidt and Rylee Baird, and another little Stoss on the way; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward John Stoss, and one sister, Melinda Stoss.

Rosary will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 3 p.m., Monday, Jan. 5, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hoisington, with Father Charles Mazouch celebrating. Burial will be in St. John Church Cemetery, Hoisington. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, and 1-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials are requested to the John E. Stoss Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home*
415 N. Main; P.O. Box 146
Hoisington, KS 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 4, 2015