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Lawrence J. Jenisch 1941 - 2014
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CLAFLIN — Lawrence J. Jenisch, 73, died Nov. 26, at Hays Medical Center. Born Aug. 18, 1941, in Great Bend, he was the son of Joseph C. and Margaret (Finger) Jenisch. Lawrence graduated from Odin High School. He later received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Fort Hays State Teachers College. On Aug. 17, 1963, he married Mara Kay Neill at the St. Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Russell. She survives. He was a farmer and a stockman and also a long-time teacher at the Claflin High School.
Mr. Jenisch was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Claflin.
Other survivors include, a son, Brian Jenisch and wife Jamy of Katy, Texas; a daughter, Marla Gales and husband Barry of Edmond, Okla.; a brother, Gerald Jenisch of Great Bend; three sisters, Alice Cook of Wichita, Bonnie Jeffrey of Claflin, and Kathy Williams of Great Bend; and four grandchildren, Zachary Gales, Taylor Gales, Matthew Jenisch, and Payton Jenisch.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Claflin, Kansas, with Father John Forkuoh, celebrant.  Family will greet friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., just prior to Mass. Inurnment will follow at the Claflin Cemetery. Friends may sign the book 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, 415 N. Main, in Hoisington. There will be no viewing, as cremation has taken place. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or Arthritis Foundation (for rheumatoid arthritis research), 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, Nov. 30, 2014