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Osythe M. Wallert 1924 - 2016
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 Osythe M. Wallert, 91, died Jan. 23, 2016, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation. Born Nov. 20, 1924, she was the daughter of Henry and Ruth (Viglini) Kuck. On Dec. 19, 1943, she married Leonard Wallert in Russell. He died on Jan. 30, 2003. She grew up in Wilson, and was a graduate of Wilson High School. In 1960, she moved to Great Bend and worked at Central Kansas Medical Center as a switchboard operator then as surgery scheduler. She went on to work as a medical coder for Dr. David Gillenwater for 22 years, retiring in 2013. She was meticulous in her work and enjoyed working in her yard and traveling with her family.
Survivors include a son, Rick Wallert of Great Bend; a daughter, Jackie Swire and husband Vic of Bushton; three grandchildren, Stacey Chandler, Craig Wallert and Josh Hagen; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Leonard; infant son Leonard Jr.; son Rocklin; and sister Connie Sebesta.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Foster Mortuary Chapel in Wilson with Pastor Becki Stredney officiating. Burial will follow at the Wilson City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home on Wednesday. Memorials are suggested to Great Bend Regional Hospital in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Foster Mortuary*
610 24th Street
P.O. Box 533
Wilson, KS. 67490
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 26, 2016