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Walter Procopio

Walter Procopio
Walter Procopio

Walter Procopio, 79, of Mesa, Ariz., died June 17, 2020, at St. Joseph Hospital, Phoenix, Ariz.

He was born Feb. 26, 1941, in Paterson, N.J., to Samuel and Mary (Sehulster) Procopio.

On Oct. 28, 1960, he entered military service with the United States Army stationed at Fort Leavenworth.

On April 21, 1963, he married Peggy Diederich, of Barnes, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Greenleaf.

He worked as a mechanical engineer until his retirement.

He is preceded in death by his parents and wife of 47 years, Peggy. He is survived by part

He is survived by partner and best friend Gerry Steele, of Mesa Ariz.; his daughters Lynnette Procopio, of Kansas City, Mo., Lisa Lecomte (Patrice), of Chandler Ariz., Andrea Short (Eric), of Gilbert Ariz.; seven grandchildren, and brother-in-law Ronald Diederich, of Lenexa.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and can be sent in care of Hanover Mortuary.

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DeLora Drinkgern

DeLora Drinkgern

DeLora S. Drinkgern, 101, of Bremen was called to her heavenly home on Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Washington.

Visitation is Wednesday, July 1, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary in Marysville.

A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 2, at Immanuel Lutheran Church (Hermansberg) north of Bremen. Rev. Aaron Fenker will officiate and Bev Crome will play the organ. The congregation will sing "Jerusalem the Golden", "The Lord's My Shepherd, I'll Not Want", "He's Risen, He's Risen, and "Abide with Me."

The pallbearers are Kaleb Drinkgern, Brian Kruse, Jerod Kruse, Ron Holle, Robert Gleue, and Scott Drinkgern.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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Carrie Siebe

Carrie Siebe

Carrie Louise (Oliver) Siebe, 64, died June 26, 2020, at Bryan Medical Hospital West after a long battle with cancer. She was born July 23, 1955, to Burnice S Oliver and wife Christina R. (Montague) Oliver in Brownfield Texas.

She attended Fairbury High School.

She married Charles Lee Siebe on July 18, 1980, at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury. She worked in the restaurant and tavern business, and she and her husband bought Brunswick Tavern, which became Chuckles, which they owned for several years.

On Oct. 17, 2004, she was baptized in the New Testament Baptist Church in Brush, Colo.

She is survived by daughter Christina Jo Oliver, of Chandler, Ariz., three sisters Flora Gail Roberts, of Tomball, Texas, Kay (Charles) Endorf, Bobbie (Melvin) Keller, and three brothers Roy Oliver, Albert Oliver and Leon (Kim) Oliver, all of Fairbury, Neb.

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D.O. Parker

D.O. Parker
D.O. Parker

D.O. Parker, 85, of Waterville, died June 26, 2020, at Community Memorial Health Care in Marysville.

He was born Oct. 1, 1934, at Barnes to Tracy L. and Teckla E. (Seawall) Parker. He graduated from Barnes High School in 1952. After high school he joined the Kansas Army National Guard. On June 3, 1956, he married Delores A. Behrens at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church south of Barnes.

He was a farmer and stockman. He started custom harvesting with his dad at age 16 and continued until 1964. He sold Dekalb seed all of his working life.

He was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Waterville. He was also a member of the Waterville Lions Club and the Waterville Rural Fire Department and served on the boards of the Waterville Farmer’s CO-OP and Marshall County Farm Bureau. Survivors include his wife

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Ruth True

Ruth True

Ruth Elaine (Stigge) True was born July 6, 1945, to Otto and Leona (Beikman) Stigge in Washington. Ruth left this life to be with her Lord and Savior on June 23, 2020, in Beloit at the age of 74.

Ruth attended school and graduated from Washington High School in 1963. She attended Brown Mackie business school after graduation. She met and married the love of her life, Neal True, on Feb. 28, 1965. Neal and Ruth enjoyed 55 years together and their marriage was a perfect example of love and devotion. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Darren, Mark, and Renee.

Neal and Ruth owned and operated True Family Center clothing store in Downs for 14 years. After the clothing store closed, Ruth worked at the Alco store in Beloit before working at Beloit Medical Center until retirement.

Ruth enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles but her favorite pass time was spent enjoying her seven grandsons: Blake, Brady, Kade, Jordan, Corey, Kyle and Kray.

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Marcia Hubbard

Marcia Hubbard

Marcia A. Hubbard, 70, of Washington, died June 24, 2020, at the Washington County Hospital.

On Aug. 7, 1949, Marcia was born in Concordia to Lyle and Melina (Letourneau) Walker. She graduated Notre Dame High School in 1967. She was united in marriage to Max Hubbard at Belleville on Sept. 1, 1967. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Washington.

Marcia was the sports reporter for many years for the Washington County News. She loved sports and attending her children’s and grandchildren’s events. Marcia coached girls’ softball for several years and would umpire games. She enjoyed reading, going to the casino and spending time with her family.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Max, in 2001; brother, Richard Walker; and great-grandson, Cooper Hubbard.

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Duane Kroulik

Duane Kroulik

Duane Lynn Kroulik, 65, of Haddam, died June 17, 2020, at his home.

He was born Aug. 25, 1954, at Concordia to Vernon and Lela (Kalivoda) Kroulik. He graduated high school and worked as a welder and fabricator in manufacturing for several years.

Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Tonja; and brother, Darrell Kroulik.

Survivors include sons, Richard Kroulik, of Lincoln, Neb., John Kroulik, of Concordia; stepchildren, Robert Dyke and Brandi Dyke, both of Concordia; sisters, Sharon Landry, of Concordia, and Brenda Frost, of Miami, Okla.; and several grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be at 1 p.m. on July 2 at the Cuba Social Center. The family requests everyone share memories and stories.

A lunch will be served.

A memorial fund is established and will be designated later. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home, Washington.

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Jeanette Hattesohl

Jeanette Hattesohl

Jeanette I. Hattesohl, 76, of Hutchinson, peacefully went to meet her Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 14, 2020. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Jeanette was born Oct. 30, 1943, in Greenleaf, to Melvin and Avis (Lillibridge) Bohm. She graduated from Clifton High School in 1961 and earned her Associates Degree in Nursing from Cloud County Community College in 1997. She married the love of her life, Richard Hattesohl, on Oct. 15, 1961, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Greenleaf. Together they raised five children.

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Betty Zimmerman

Betty Zimmerman

Betty Ilene Zimmerman, 85, died June 2, 2020, at the Linn Community Nursing Home.

She was born April 22, 1935, to John Earl and Thelma Ruth (Betterton) Gose in Frankfort and grew up in the Marshall County area. She attended rural schools in Marshall County, ending her education in Frankfort.

On Aug. 3, 1952, she was united in marriage to Virgil D. Zimmerman, of Marysville. They started their married life in Marysville. To this union, three daughters were born.

She started her career working as a cook and waitress, later switching to the motel business. In 1965 the couple moved to Washington where she managed the K-Motel. In 1978 they purchased the K-Motel where she remained until her move to the Linn Community Nursing Home in August 2017.

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John Schuessler

John Schuessler
John Schuessler

John R. Schuessler, 69, of Hanover, died May 29, 2020.

He was born March 26, 1951, in Hanover to Francis and Marie (Benda) Schuessler. In 1969 he graduated from Hanover High School. He served in the U.S. Marines and was honorably discharged in 1971.

He owned and operated JB’s Arrowhead Tavern in Hanover and ran heavy equipment. He worked many years as a long-haul truck driver for various companies. His last job was driving for Landoll’s.

He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Preceding him in death were his parents; brother, David Schuessler; and sister, Mary Ann Bonger.

Survivors include his wife, Rosalina; daughter, Sonya (Sean) Elliott; step-children, Kindra, Roland, Vinnie, Kyla and Angel; brothers, Joe (Merci) Schuessler, Watsonville, Calif., Don (Linda) Schuessler, Hanover; sisters, Barb (Mike) Cranfill, Ft. Worth, Texas, Grace (Dale) Elmquist, Greenvalley, Ariz.; and five grandchildren.

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