CALDWELL — Nettie Alverna (Kittle) Ochs Deines Humburg, 92, Caldwell, passed away May 11, at Anthony Community Care Center, after a brief battle with cancer. Born May 23, 1920, in rural Alexander, she was the daughter of John R. and Olive (Buzzard) Kittle. Alverna was a 1939 graduate of Alexander High School. On Sept. 1, 1940 she married Floyd Edward Ochs in Otis. They made their home northwest of Otis. He preceded her in death on March 3, 1962. She then married Herbert Deines on July 13, 1963, in Otis, and they lived southwest of WaKeeney. He preceded her in death on Dec. 27, 1983. She then married Russell “Bus” Humburg on June 4, 1993, at Zion Lutheran Church in WaKeeney, and they lived in La Crosse. He preceded her in death on July 10, 1996. Then in March 2011, she moved to Caldwell to the Phoenix House, an assisted living residence.
Through the years she was a Sunday school teacher, a member of the W.E.L.C.A., and a homemaker. Her interests included spending time with the family and taking care of grandchildren. She enjoyed needlework, sewing and made quilts for all the grandchildren.
Survivors include, two sons, J. Dean Ochs, and companion, Edith Misak, of Caldwell and Neal E. Ochs and wife, Pat, of Villa Rica, Ga.; a brother, Dean Kittle, of Garnett; a sister, Roberta Wierman, and husband, Francis, of McCracken,; sister-in-law, Eula Kittle, of Liberal; step-children, Don Deines and wife, Vera, of Hays, Jim Deines and wife, Linda, of Hill City, Merlin Deines and wife, Barbara, of WaKeeney, Lanetta Kellogg and husband, Everet, of Hastings, Neb., Deloris Romeiser and husband, Ken, of Bison, and Tom Humburg and wife, Carolyn, of Great Bend; two step-daughters-in-law, Liza Deines, of Lees Summit, Mo., and Tommie Humburg, of Wilburton, Okla.; step-son-in-law, Don Mai and wife, Shirley, of WaKeeney; 32 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Freddie Kittle; sister in law, Bernice Kittle; two stepsons, Leroy Deines and Fred Humburg; stepdaughter, Vicki (Deines) Mai; great grandson, Craig Casper, and companion, Kenneth Brack.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today at the First Lutheran Church in La Crosse, with Father Steven Little officiating. Interment will be at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Otis. Church visitation will be from 9 to 9:50 a.m. today at the First Lutheran Church in La Crosse. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to First Lutheran Church in La Crosse or Trinity Lutheran Church in Otis. Condolences or remembrances may be left for the family at www.charterfunerals.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Janousek Funeral Home*
P O Box 550
La Crosse, KS 67548
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 14, 2013