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Julian Werth, 1934-2015
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RANSOM — Julian Werth, 81, of rural Ransom, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.
He was born on the family farm in rural Gove County, on Feb. 16, 1934, to Thomas and Bertha (Kreutzer) Werth.
Julian attended Sunnyside Country School and served our country in the United States Army. On Nov. 17, 1962, Julian was united in marriage to Elaine Geist in WaKeeney. He was a rancher and farmer. He was a member of the American Salers Association, having raised Salers cattle. Julian was a member of the Randall Reid VFW Post 3449 in WaKeeney. He was a member of the Sunflower Polka Club.
He is survived by Elaine Geist; nine children, Terry Werth, Parkville, Mo.; Tami Wilson, Galva; Connie Lewis, Grinnell; Lynda Jamison, Great Bend, Julie Werth, Sherwood, Ore.; Rhonda Unruh, Sedgwick; Brenda Blocker, Chapman; Brian Werth, Wichita; and Loren Werth, Weston, Mo; two brothers, John Werth, Sparks, Nev.; and Edward Werth, Park; and six sisters, Sister Germaine Werth of Wisconsin, Virginia Knoll, Wichita; Mary Kerns, Larned; Celestina Moran, Phoenix, Ariz.; Bertha Haas, Cornelius, Ore.; and Caroline Witte, Great Bend; 22 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Jerome, George, and Lawrence; and an infant sister, Bertha.
A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Christ the King Catholic Church in WaKeeney, with Father Charles Steier as celebrant. Burial will be in the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery, WaKeeney.
Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday with a parish vigil service following at the funeral home in WaKeeney.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Eagle Med or VFW Post 3449, in care of Schmitt Funeral Home, 336 North 12th, WaKeeney, KS, 67672.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Schmitt Funeral Home
336 North 12th
Wakeeney, KS, 67672
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 10, 2015