Obituaries

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Martin Wieland

Martin H. Wieland, 70, passed away at his home in Blue Rapids on Sept. 13, 2019.

He was born July 13, 1949, at Belleville to Curtis N. and Gunnel (Sjoholm) Wieland. He grew up on a farm near Morrowville and graduated with the Morrowville High School class of 1967. He received an Associate’s Degree from Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina. He worked in household sales and as a janitor.

He loved being a grandpa and often acted like a kid when he was with his grandkids. He had a great sense of humor, although at times his sense of humor could be a bit odd.

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Evelyn Aufdenkamp

Evelyn June Aufdenkamp, 92, of O’Neill, Neb., died Sept. 5, 2019, at Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital in O’Neill. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Christ Lutheran Church in O’Neill. Rev. John Nelson will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Wanda Lutheran Cemetery at a later date.

Washington County News • Sept. 12, 2019

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Margy Buttman-Taylor

Margy Ann Buttman -Taylor, 64, died Sept. 4, 2019, at Linn.

She is survived by husband, Craig Taylor, of Clifton, and sons Patrick Buttman, of Concordia, John Buttman, of Clifton, Bobby Buttman, of Clifton, and Phillip Buttman, of Clifton.

A memorial service was Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Faith United Church Presbyterian in Clifton.

Washington County News • Sept. 12, 2019

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Delmer Kahrs

Delmer Kahrs, 83, died Sept. 6, 2019, at Manhattan.

He was born Feb. 8, 1936, in Clay County to Elmer Kahrs and Medora Rand.

He was raised in the Clifton Community. He farmed between Clifton and Palmer his entire life. He was a member of the St Paul Lutheran Church in Palmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother in law, Rollin Newell.

Survivors include a sister, Ilene Newell, of Clay Center.

A funeral service was Sept. 10 at the St Paul Lutheran Church in Palmer. Pastor Tom Sahl did the service. Burial was in St Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Palmer.

Memorials can be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or the Linn Nursing Home.

Washington County News • Sept. 12, 2019

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Ernest Wollenberg

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Ernest A. Wollenberg, 92, of Cedarwood Assisted Living in Fairbury Neb., died Sept. 2, 2019.

He was born May 8, 1927, to August and Sophie (Schroeder) Wollenberg at Hollenberg. He attended Hanover Grade School and Hanover High School.

He was drafted in July 1945. He served in World War II and was stationed in Korea. He was honorably discharged in February 1947.

After service, he worked with his dad in the blacksmith shop and then went into farming.

He married Marjorie Gebhards on May 24, 1953. The couple had six children. They lived in Hollenberg for 66 years. He was a farmer his entire life.

He was an active member at the Zion State Line Lutheran Church. He served on the Hollenberg school board and later was on the Hanover school board. He was a substitute mail carrier for 15 years and sold Pioneer seed for 15 years.

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Jeannine Adams

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Jeannine A. Adams, 67, of Linn, died Aug. 29, 2019, at the Linn Community Nursing Home.

She was born on Dec. 9, 1951, to Robert and Betty Jean (Oehmke) Adams at DePaul Hospital in Norfolk, Va. Her father was stationed there while serving in the military. The family later moved to the Denver, Colo., area where they lived most of her life.

She and her mother moved back to Washington in 1992 to be closer to family. In October 1998 they moved to Waterville so Jeannine could participate in the Twin Valley workshop at Greenleaf. She lived in a home with six others who worked in the workship.

In 2015 she moved to Linn Community Nursing Home.

Preceding her in death were her parents; aunts and uncles, Harold Oehmke, Lawrence and Madelyn Oehmke and Dean and Marie Winter.

Survivors include her aunts, Donnette Oehmke, of Linn, Bonnie LaVelle, of Polk, Neb., and her aunt and uncle Charles and Miriam Doremas, of Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Dale Wells

Ralph Dale Wells, 101, of Washington, died Aug. 30, 2019, at the Washington County Hospital.

He was born March 24, 1918, near Morrowville, to Harry R. and Lillie O. (Green) Wells. He graduated high school in 1936 and then served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II.

He was a farmer and rancher until he started selling and installing Surge Dairy Equipment. He handled the dairy barn projects from start to finish from making the sale to working as a carpenter, licensed plumber, qualified electrician and service technician. After retiring he worked maintenance at the Homestead Nursing Home in Washington.

He was a member of the Methodist Church and served as a Sunday School teacher and was a member of the United Methodist Men. He was a Past Commander of the American Legion Post #101 in Clay Center and served as 4th District Commander. He was also a Life member of the VFW and American Legion.

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Bill Rahe

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Wilmer G. “Bill” Rahe, of Hiawatha, died Aug. 16, 2019, at Two Timbers in Highland.

He was born Dec. 3, 1936, at Linn, one of 13 children born to Edwin and Hulda Meyer Rahe. He was raised and educated in Linn where he graduated from high school with the class of 1956.

He served in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Alaska. He was discharged at the rank of airman second class in October 1960.

He worked construction all of his life, first in Washington County and then in Hiawatha where he worked for Atland Construction for a number of years. He started Rahe Construction in 1979 until slowing down in 2013.

He was a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church of Hiawatha where he had served as trustee of the church for a number of years.

He married Cora Lee Huffman on Feb. 18, 1961, at Linn. They lived in Washington County until 1969.

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Peggy Manning

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Peggy A. Manning, 68, of Greenleaf, died Aug. 14, 2019, at the Washington County Hospital.

She was born March 19, 1951, in Belleville to Haskell and Erma (Thompson) Manning.

She grew up in Washington and attended Washington Public Schools.

She worked at nursing home facilities and care units in Linn, Blue Rapids, Marysville, and Washington. She also worked at Twin Valley Developmental Services in Greenleaf from 2000-2013 as a supported house aide and residential supervisor. During the summer, she worked at Washington Cedar Hill Golf Course tending to the club house. She worked a short time at Casey’s General Store where she received a “Coin of Excellence” Award for her continued kindness to the customers and excellent service. She returned to Twin Valley Developmental Services in February 2019 as an independent living home supervisor.

She was a member of Washington Christian Church and the Women’s Coterie.

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Victor Killman

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Victor R. Killman, 91, of Wathena, died Aug. 15, 2019, at the Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph, Mo.

He was born Oct. 10, 1927, in Palmer to Alvin and Clara (Deirking) Killman.

He was a member of the Lutheran Church. He was baptized on Oct. 16, 1927, and was confirmed April 13, 1941.

He married Marilyn Beikmann on Feb. 20, 1955. He was in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War.

He worked for Southwestern Bell and then was a cable splicer foreman for the federal government. He retired from there in the late 1970s, after which he had several other jobs, including helping his wife with her in-home daycare.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and a sister, Vera Lecuyer.

He has children Kurtis (Sherry) Killman and Vicki (Ralph) Schuman, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother, Wilbert (LeAnn) Killman; sisters Mildred Kunze and Loreen Ohlde.

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