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Christine Livingston

Christine M. Livingston, 80, of Greenleaf, died Dec. 21, 2018, at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids.

She was born Aug. 15, 1938, in Lancaster, Penn., to Helge E. and Esther E. (Anderson) Pearson. She married Kenneth L. Livingston on Sept. 9, 1978, at Phelan, Calif. He passed away in 2012.

After receiving her bachelor’s degree she became certified as a psychiatric technician. She worked for the Lanterman State Hospital and Patton State Hospital in California. After she and her husband retired they moved to Greenleaf where she worked for Twin Valley Developmental Services in Greenleaf.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Greenleaf and a member of the Shaw Post 235 of the American Legion Auxiliary. She cared about animals and could get pretty feisty if she saw an animal being mistreated. She was a loving and devoted grandmother who especially enjoyed visits from her grandchildren.

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Ewald Ohlde

Ewald G. Ohlde, 75, of Palmer, died Dec. 20, 2018, at the Washington County Hospital.

He was born Sept. 9, 1943, in the British Zone of Germany and came to the United States on the ship Manifest on Sept. 6, 1950, to an orphanage in Winfield. He was adopted by Alvin and Elda (Hesterberg) Ohlde on April 7, 1952. He graduated in 1963 from Linn High School and entered the Army in 1964. He took his basic at Ft. Leonardwood, Mo., and was stationed at Killeen, Texas.

On Nov. 22, 1964, he was united in marriage to JoAnn Bisping at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Marysville. When he was discharged from the Army, they returned to the family farm, and Ewald farmed with his dad.

He drove a school bus for Linn Lutheran and USD 223 for 37 years. He was on the hospital board, was a church officer and 4-H leader.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

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Lester Laue

Lester C. Laue died Dec. 16, 2018, at his ranch near Hanover. He was 89 years old.

He was born on the family farm south of Hanover on Aug. 7, 1929, to Lawrence and Alvena Laue. He attended Willowdale country school and graduated from Hanover High School in 1947. He served in the United States Navy as a Chief Petty Officer aboard the USS Comstock in the Korean War. On April 5, 1959, he married LeAnna Jandera at Zion Lutheran Church in Hanover.

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Lester Laue

Lester C. Laue died Dec. 16, 2018, at his ranch near Hanover. He was 89 years old. No services are planned at this time.

Washington County News • Dec. 20, 2018

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Loren Wollenberg

Loren F. Wollenberg, 88, of Hanover, died Dec. 3, 2018, at his home.

He was born Oct. 5, 1930, near Hollenberg to Martin and Helen (Burger) Wollenberg. He at-tended country school and Hanover High School. On Aug. 1, 1962, he married Julia A. Sand-mann at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hanover.

He was a farmer and stockman his entire life. He once operated a feed store at Linn.

He was a member of St. John’s, Knights of Columbus and Hanover American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter LaVonne Bernasek; brother Orville Wollenberg; and sister Rosie Thompson.

Survivors include his wife, Julia; son, Doug Wollenberg, of Hanover; two daughters, Sheila (Kevin) Fritz, of Hutchinson, and Tina (Aaron) Reith, of Lawrence; two sisters, Maxine Claeys, of Marysville, and Susie Miller, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Harold Deever

Harold Duane Deever, Sr., 91, of Mooreland, Okla., died Nov. 26 at the Mooreland Heritage Manor.

He was born on June 28, 1929, in Greenleaf to Earl and Minnie Deever. He grew up on the family farm near Washington. He was active at Washington High School and played baseball. After school he joined the United States Navy at the very end of World War II. He went home to Washington after his Navy service and met and married Edna May Hedding on Feb. 19, 1948.

The couple lived and worked on the family farm. Their son Harold Jr. was born there. Harold Sr. then began working for Natural Gas Pipeline of America. His career took the family to Rochelle, Ill., and then on to several communities in Southern Oklahoma before settling in Mooreland in 1961.

He was an active supporter of Mooreland Boy Scouts and the FFA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Edna and one sister, Bernice.

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Debora Imhoff

Debora Kay Imhoff, 66, Beloit, died Nov. 26 at her home.

She was born July 16, 1952, at Belleville to Henry V. and Ruth R. (Ricard) Imhoff. She graduated in 1970 from Washington High School. After graduating she moved to Emporia where she graduated from Emporia State Teachers College with her bachelor’s degree in business education.

She went to Salina and worked in fundraising at the St. Francis Academy where she was honored with an award from the Distinguished Women’s Business Association of America. She worked in fundraising for YWCA and was a dispatcher for Air Gas.

She opened her own store, “The Angel Store,” in Lindsborg from 1997 to 2001. She was a librarian at The Port Library in Beloit up until her death.

She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Washington.

Preceding her in death were her parents, brotherin-law Mike Zenger; and great-great nephew, Sailor Sitka.

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Loren Wollenberg

Loren F. Wollenberg, 88, of Hanover, died Dec. 3 at his home.

Visitation is Thursday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hanover Mortuary.

A rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. John’s Catholic Church.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 7, at St. John’s. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Washington County News • Dec. 6, 2018

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Donald Winter

Donald W. Winter, 79, of Linn, died Dec. 2 at the Washington County Hospital.

He was born Jan. 22, 1939, to Walter and Bertha (Dankenbring) Winter on the family farm Northwest of Linn. He was baptized Jan. 29, 1939.

He graduated from Linn Rural High School in 1958. Following high school he joined the work force. In October 1961 he was inducted into the U.S. Army. He trained as a rocket crewman and later as a communications specialist. While in the army he was recognized with a badge for sharp shooting. He spent 13 months in Korea before returning to the states in 1963 and then served in the Army National Guards until being honorably discharged on Sept. 30 1967.

On May 16, 1965, he married Shirley Ruth Boerger. They lived in Linn for their entire 53 years of marriage.

He worked for the Washington County Creamery, Singulars Furniture Store, The Bulldog Inn, USD 223 and Linn Post and Pipe. He retired from Linn Post and Pipe in 2009 at the age of 70.

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Christine Cooper

Ruth Christine Lallak Gingles Cooper, 99, died Nov. 19, 2018, at Republic County Hospital. She was born July 18, 1919, on the family farm one mile east of Haddam to Mabel Frances (Stewart) Lallak and Stanley Nickolus Lallak.

She attended Haddam Grade and rural High School where she graduated in 1956. She was married 25 years then went back and finished her junior and senior year of high school.

She began working at the Citizens State Bank in Haddam in 1953 until 1969.

She was baptized on April 25, 1931, at Haddam United Protestant Methodist Church. She was a Sunday school teacher, secretary to the church board, treasurer of Naomi Circle more than 25 years, acting president to Naomi Circle a number of years along with other offices in the church. She was a charter board member to Twin Valley Development Services, Inc., of Greenleaf and treasurer for Haddam City for several years.

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