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Harvey Tewes

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Harvey C. Tewes, 89, of Salina, died Aug. 6, 2019.

He was born Jan. 16, 1930, in Palmer to Eric and Mabel Tewes. After high school he joined the U.S. Army and served from 1951-1953.

He was in the Kansas Highway Patrol from 1955-1986 and retired as lieuteant in 1988.

He married Lois Johnson on Dec. 25, 1952. She died in 1976.

He married Helen Horejsi on Oct. 16, 1976.

Survivors include his wife, Helen, children Neil Tewes, of Prescott, Ariz., Anita Willoughby, of South Jordan, Utah, and Dwight Tewes, of Durango, Colo.; siblings Wilbur and Larry Tewes, both of Lincoln, Neb., and Irene Duitsman, of Linn.

A memorial service was Aug. 15 at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Salina. Interment followed in the Gypsum Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association in care of Ryan Mortuary, Salina.

Washington County News • Aug. 22, 2019

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Virgil Ballard

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Virgil Dean Ballard, 86, of Kansas City, Mo.,died Aug. 4, 2019, in Lenexa.

He was born on Nov. 18,1932, in Marysville, to Marvin Ballard and Lillian (Wilson) Ballard.

He served in the U.S. Air Force as a driver during the Korean War. He also worked at Beech Aircraft, Boeing and Cessna in Wichita before moving to Kansas City, Mo., in 1966 to work for TWA where he retired after 32 years.

He married Marilyn (Oehler) Ballard on June 20, 1954, at Fancy Creek United Methodist Church in Randolph.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and sons David and Douglas.

He is survived by daughter-in-law, Anita; sister, Betty (Kenny) Wohler; sister-in-law, Orpha (Loy) Carlson; and brotherin-law, Orlin(Sandra); four grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

Funeral services were Aug. 10 at Terrace Park Funeral Home and Cemetery. Pastor Christine Tucker-Key officiated.

Washington County News • Aug. 15, 2019

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James Taskinen

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James E. Taskinen, 79, of Greenleaf, died Aug. 4, 2019, at his home.

He was born July 28, 1940, to Arne and Lydia (Kivela) Taskinen at Virginia, Minn. He graduated Virginia High School in 1958 and joined the U.S. Air Force in 1959.

He married Eldyne on Sept. 21, 1963, and moved to Minnesota.

While in Minnesota he worked for Control Data Corporation. In October 1974 they moved to Greenleaf and he worked for Farmers Co-op for 16 years. He worked for USD 364 in Marysville in maintenance for several years. He also had a home business of small engine repair

He was a member of the America Legion.

Preceding him in death were his parents; stepmother, Hildred Taskinen; and his brother.

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Brock Maschman

Brock A. Maschman, 55, of Hershey, Neb., died Aug. 6, 2019, in Dickens, Neb.

He was born July 27, 1964, to Elliot Dean and Carolyn Ann (Brueggemann) Maschman in Fairbury.

Services will be Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 10:30 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Daykin, Neb.

Memorials will go to the Family’s Choice. Burial will be in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Daykin.

Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.gerdesmeyerfh.com

Washington County News • Aug. 15, 2019

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Marjorie Nutsch

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Marjorie E. Nutsch, 96, Washington, died Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the Centennial Homestead Nursing Home, Washington.

A funeral service was Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at the United Methodist Church, Washington. Rev. Dan Norwood officiated. Sheila Ouellette was organist and the congregation sang “The Old Rugged Cross” and “How Great Thou Art.”

Pallbearers were Mie Mohr, Brian Nutsch, Mark Nutsch, Benjamin Nutsch, Dustin Nutsch, Travis Maathison and Shawn Howard. Honorary pallbearers were Todd Nutsch, Shane Mathison, Eric Mathison, Jon Barr, Jason Barr and Chad Nutsch.

Burial was in Washington City Cemetery.

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James Taskinen

James E. Taskinen died on Aug. 4, 2019. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9 at Ward Funeral Home in Washington. Visitation is one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. Private burial will be at Greenleaf City Cemetery.

Washington County News • Aug. 8, 2019

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June Benedict

June (Clark) Benedict, 95, Manhattan, died on July 20, 2019.

She was born on July 19, 1924 in Barnes.

Memorial service was July 30 in Manhattan.

June was survived by her daughter, Terri (John) Herde, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Washington County News • Aug. 8, 2019

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Roy Fencl

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Roy H. Fencl, 86, Washington, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at Centennial Homestead Nursing Home in Washington, Kan.

A graveside funeral service was on Aug. 6, 2019, at Haddam City Cemetery, Haddam, Kan. Pastor Jim Stark officiated.

Roy was born at Haddam, Kan., on May 14, 1933 to Henry and Agnes (Neidar) Fencl. He attended school at Haddam and joined the Army. He was a corporal and a jumpmaster in the service.

After Roy was discharged, he owned a concrete business in Bakersfield, Calif. He owned a bar on Taft Highway and raised cattle. In his early years, he was an amateur boxer and boxed against Cassius Clay. In Bakersfield, there is a road named after him: Fencl Court. He always said it was between him and Buck Owens and he got the road name.

Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers, Henry Fencl, Jr., Gary Fencl, Jim Fencl, Don Fencl and Wayne Fencl; and sister, Mary Ann Griffin.

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Sue-Alton Kearn

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Sue-Alton Elizabeth Kearn died July 23, 2019, at her home. She was 52.

She was born July 19, 1967, to Ardis Maxine (Wikan) and Carlyn Bradley in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

She started school at Independence, Iowa, and attended various schools before receiving her GED. She then went on to college at UNK with a major in acting.

She started her working career as a Kennel Tech for Lambriar Kennel, and after obtaining her CNA license, she worked at The Heritage in Fairbury, Neb. She then was primarily a homemaker raising her three children but also worked various jobs including childcare, Casey’s General Store and Roode’s Packing Plant in Fairbury.

She married Dale on Oct. 24, 1992. The couple had sons James and Lukas and daughter Althea.

She was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather Oscar Branson, mother-in-law Heidimarie “Nancy” Kearn, and her nephew Gary Bradley.

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Bob Condray

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Robert “Bob” M. Condray, age 90, entered into rest on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Marquis Place Assisted Living, Concordia, Kansas. He was born on July 3, 1929 on a farm in rural Morganville, Kansas to Myron and Meda (Hahn) Condray.

Bob was a 1948 graduate of Rural Morganville High School. He then served in the Army National Guard during the Korean Conflict.

On October 12, 1952 he married Judy Ford and they later divorced.

Bob was a lifelong area resident & farmer in the Morganville and Clifton communities. In his earlier years he helped build the Gordon-Mark Elevator in Clay Center. He was involved in Custom Wheat Harvesting, and later worked for area farmers while renting farms. In 1960 Bob bought his first farm from Carl Nelson, who was his mentor in farming. He continued farming and was a stockman until his retirement in the mid 90’s. In 1979 he received a distinguished award of K-State Master Farmer.

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