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Alfred M. Reichuber 1920 - 2017

Alfred M. Reichuber, 96, died Feb. 17, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. He was born Feb. 27, 1920, at Odin, the son of Sebastian and Wilhelmina (Huslig) Reichuber. He married Leona Antonia Stoss May 15, 1946, at Olmitz. She died March 13, 2015. A lifetime area resident, Mr. Reichuber was a carpenter. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II.

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Sarah Jean Drescher 1924 - 2017

Sarah Jean Drescher, 92, of Great Bend passed away Feb. 16, 2017. She was born Aug. 24, 1924, the daughter of Leonard and Viola (Campbell) Santee in Oklahoma City, Okla.

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Delbert L. Adams Jr. 1961 - 2017 

Delbert L. Adams Jr. died on Feb. 13, 2017 at Hays Medical Center. He was born Sept. 5, 1961 in Great Bend, the son of Judy (Whithington) and Delbert L. Adams Sr. He married Jill (Hensley) and had a son Dustin (Kirstin-girlfriend) of Seattle Wash. He then had four sons Micheal, Greg, Jamison all of Manhattan, and Dalton of Valley Center with his then companion Jamie.

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Kevin Lynn Habiger 1972 - 2017

Kevin Lynn Habiger, 44, died unexpectedly on Feb. 9, 2017, at Wichita. Born June 27, 1972, at Great Bend, he was the son of Sylvester "Bud" and Sandra (Brougher) Habiger. He was a 1991 graduate of Great Bend High School. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, boating, scouting and a variety of other activities with friends and family. After graduating from high school, he obtained a commercial driver's license and worked in the trucking and transport business. He moved to Wichita where he was employed most recently in shipping and order fulfillment for Amazon in nearby Coffeyville.

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Berniece Kay “Berni” Funk 1953 - 2017

OTIS - Berniece Kay "Berni" Funk, 63, died Feb. 15, 2017, at her home in rural Otis. Born Oct. 6, 1953, at Ness City, she was the daughter of Frank and Albertina (Flax) Fehrenbach. On June 7, 1987, she married Randall Lee "Randy" Funk on the family farm. He died in September 2004. A long time Otis area resident, she owned and operated Berni's Country Beauty Salon. She enjoyed gardening, and spending time with her dogs, family and customers.

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Robert Edward Guertin 1944 - 2017

BILLINGS, Okla. - Robert Edward Guertin, 72, died Feb. 13, 2017, at his home. Born Aug. 4, 1944, in Southbridge, Mass., he was the son of Robert P. and Cecilia B. Guertin. He lived in Great Bend for many years and worked as a jailer at the Great Bend Sheriff Department. He was loved by many in the community. Robert enjoyed all kinds of racing and laughter with family and friends.

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Larry Dean Shaw 1955 - 2017

Larry Dean Shaw, 61, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. An avid KU basketball fan and fisherman, Larry loved people, family gatherings, attending yearly NCAA basketball tournaments with his son, and was always helping others.

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Gerald Dean Dixon 1931 - 2017

Gerald Dean Dixon, 85, died Feb. 16, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. He was born Dec. 20, 1931, at Pawnee Rock, the son of Fredrick Earl and Gladys (Ermel) Dixon. He married Helene Ann Elizabeth Freeman Sept. 30, 1963, at Miami, Okla. She died March 11, 2016. A longtime Great Bend resident, Mr. Dixon was a truck driver for Marlette Homes and AirCo Industrial Gases. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

February 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Elmo Merritt 1927 - 2017

HUTCHINSON - Elmo Merritt, 89, died Feb. 15, 2017, at Pleasant Hills Home, Hutchinson. He was born Oct. 13, 1927, in Gorman, Texas, to Edward and Della (Echols) Merritt. Elmo graduated from Moran High School, Texas, in 1947 and Fort Hays State University. On Aug. 15, 1948, he married Lola D. Kellogg. She died September 1988. He then married Ermalee Taylor on Nov. 24, 1990, in Great Bend. They shared 26 years of marriage. Elmo was an elementary education teacher and principal for over 40 years.

February 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Donna Jean Schrepel 1950 - 2017

Donna Jean Schrepel, 66, died Feb. 14, 2017, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson. She was born June 6, 1950, at Manitowoc, Wis., the daughter of Norman and Gertrude (Riesterer) Trinka. She married Alvin Frederick Schrepel Jr. on May 31, 1969, at San Diego, Calif. A Great Bend resident since 1974, coming from San Diego, Mrs. Schrepel was Jefferson School lunchroom manager for Unified School District 428. She collected elephants.

February 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Berniece Kay "Berni" Funk

OTIS - Berniece Kay "Berni" Funk, 63, died Feb. 15, 2017 at her home in rural Otis.

February 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marian M. (Kuhlman) Rajewski 1929 - 2017

VINCENT - Marian M. (Kuhlman) Rajewski, 87, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Sterling Presbyterian Manor in Sterling. She was born March 30, 1929, on the family farm north of Olmitz, to Ewald W. and Rose L. (Schwartz) Kuhlman. She married James W. Rajewski on May 22, 1951, in Olmitz. He died April 9, 2015.

February 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Margaret Irene Shobe 1943 - 2017

Margaret Irene Shobe, 73, died Feb. 15, 2017, at her home in Great Bend. She was born Dec. 3, 1943, at Great Bend, the daughter of Chester L. and Dorothy M. (Hunter) Shobe. A lifetime Great Bend resident, Miss Shobe was a client of Rosewood Services.

February 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Lavel A. Heitschmidt

HOLYROOD - Lavel A. Heitschmidt, 83, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in Manhattan. Parsons Funeral Home in Ellsworth is handling arrangements.

February 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Eugene Ernest Hallett 1933 - 2017

Eugene Ernest Hallett, 84, died Feb. 16, 2017, at his home in Great Bend. He was born Jan. 6, 1933, at Rush Center, the son of Ernest Glen and Zelma Mae (Moore) Hallett. He married Carol E. Ochs Sept. 22, 1956, at La Crosse. She survives with son, Eugene Allen Hallett; daughters, Connie Rathbun, Michelle Schwager and Renea Moore; and sisters, Lois Holopirek, Norma Kelley and Charlotte Peters.

February 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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JoAnn Macurdy 1932 - 2017

JoAnn Macurdy, 84, died March 8, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born June 6, 1932, at Ellinwood, the daughter of Charles and ...

March 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mildred Marie Russell 1929 - 2017

ELLSWORTH - Mildred Marie Russell, 87, of Ellsworth formally of Salina, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017. She was born July 20, 1929, the daughter of ...

March 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Dorothy Ann Reif 1929 - 2017

HOISINGTON - Dorothy Ann Reif, 87, died March 24, 2017, at Cherry Village Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 25, 1929, on the farm near Odin ...

March 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Joseph A. Young 1969 - 2017

Joseph A. Young, 47, of Great Bend passed away at his home on Friday, March 24, 2017, after a lengthy illness. Joe was born on ...

March 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Elnora L. Rieschick 1925 - 2017

SOLDIER - Elnora Lou Langley Rieschick, 91, of Soldier, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017 at her home. She was born Dec. 28, 1925 in Hoyt ...

March 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Carla Diane Smith 1968 - 2017

PRATT - Carla Diane Smith, 48, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Pratt Regional Medical Center. Born June 5, 1968, in Pratt, she was the ...

March 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Charles Wayne Dixon 1930 - 2017

NORMAN, Okla. - Charles Wayne Dixon, 86, died on March 20, 2017. Born on Dec. 18, 1930, in Dill City, Okla., he was the son of ...

March 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Mildred M. Klaus 1939 - 2017

MUNJOR - Mildred M. Klaus, 77, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Society of Ellis. She was born Aug. 17, 1939, in Munjor ...

March 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Edwin Dwayne Deckert 1927 - 2017

Edwin Dwayne Deckert, 90, died March 21, 2017, at Great Bend. Born Jan. 5, 1927, at Great Bend, he was the son of Edward and ...

March 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Levi Allen Kohn

KINSLEY - Levi Allen Kohn, the infant son of Kyle and Reba (Hickel) Kohn recently died.

March 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Betty Jean Olivier 1924 - 2017

GREAT BEND - Betty Jean Olivier, 92, died March 20, 2017, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.

March 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Jack R. Dipman 1941 - 2017

LARNED - Jack R. Dipman, 76, passed away March 20, 2017, at Kansas Soldiers Home in Fort Dodge.

March 21, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Obituaries


Harry E. Dechant 1927 - 2017

HAYS - Harry E. Dechant, 89, died March 19, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Home in Ellis.

March 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Marilyn A. Showalter 1942 - 2017

HOLYROOD - Marilyn A. Showalter, 74, passed away March 4, 2017, in Ellinwood. Born Dec. 29, 1942, in Ellsworth, she was the daughter of Gilbert and ...

March 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


Edward Allen Ruble 1919 - 2017

HOISINGTON - Edward Allen Ruble, 97, died March 19, 2017, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born May 12, 1919, in Hoisington, he was ...

March 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Obituaries


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