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Norbert J. Bones Prosser 1930 - 2016
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ODIN — Norbert J. “Bones” Prosser, 85, died Jan. 18, 2016, at Via Christi Village - Hays, in Hays. Born Feb. 10, 1930, in Beaver, he was the son of Joseph and Ella (Ficker) Prosser. On Sept. 8, 1955, he married Frances Werner in Odin. A lifetime resident of Odin, he was a farmer and rancher. His past careers include welding, tank truck service, oilfield driller and dirt construction. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, trapper and collector of priceless memorabilia. He took great pride in founding the Prosser Arena and had a passion for planting shelter belts.  
Bones was veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, and the Knights of Columbus Council No. 2630, both of Odin, and the American Legion Post 200, Holyrood. He was a long-standing board member of Beaver Grain.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Abe Prosser and wife Nona and Zack Prosser and wife Melissa, both of Odin; two daughters, Vicki Kaiser and husband Bob and Missi Prosser, both of Odin; two brothers, Robert Prosser of Kalispell, Mont., and Alvin “Shorty” Prosser of Russell; eight grandchildren, Johnathon Kaiser, Emilee DeMartino and husband Victor, Joshua Kaiser, April Kaiser, Amanda Prosser and Sean Finn, Cameren Prosser, Isaac Prosser, and Zane Prosser; and two great-grandchildren, Victor DeMartino and Samuel DeMartino. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe D. and Barney Prosser.
A Vigil with Knights of Columbus Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Odin. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Odin with Father Ted Stoecklein as Celebrant. Interment will be at Holy Family Cemetery in Odin, with military rites conducted by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Holy Family Cemetery Fund or Claflin Ambulance 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
Hoisington, KS  67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 20, 2016