Obituaries

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15
Nov
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Lawrence Lehman

Lawrence Lee Lehman, 88, died Nov. 6 at Clay Center.
He was born Aug. 1, 1930, in Goodland to Herman and Christina (Boerger) Lehman. He was united in marriage to Lola Schumock on Feb. 11, 1951, at Palmer. They made their home in Linn until 1978 when they moved to Clay Center.
Lehman worked for the dairies at Linn and area farmers. He worked 29 years for Kuhlman Motor Company, Linn, then Hutch-Mayrath and Clay Center Public Utilities after he retired.
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clay Center.
He enjoyed his Bike Shop at Linn, woodworking and crafts, fishing, spending time with his family, and he especially loved mowing lawns and helping his kids on the farms.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Herman and Christina Lehman, sisters Dorothy Long, Betty Long, Lillian Rippe, Jeanette Hoerner, Mary Banninger, Helen Lehman, Ida Jane Lehman, brothers Robert, Terry, Leonard and grandson Ellis Lehman.

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15
Nov
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Eileen Loges

Eileen Anne Loges, 90, of Hanover, died Nov. 9, 2018, at the Salina Regional Health Center.
She was born July 21, 1928, at Hanover to Herman and Martha (Wilken) Allerheiligen. She lived with her parents at the Pony Express Station for 12 years before moving into the home she grew up in. After graduating from Hanover High School in 1946, she attended Brown Mackie in Salina.
After returning she worked for Eddy & Eddy Abstract in Marysville, in the lunch room for Hanover schools, and also Schwartz’s Store in Hanover.
On Oct. 30, 1949, she was united in marriage to Elmer Henry Loges at Zion Lutheran Church at Hanover.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and sons Michael Dean Loges and Gordon Gary Loges.

Wed
07
Nov
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Melvin Lohse

Melvin Eugene Lohse, 83, died Oct. 29, 2018, at the Hanover Hospital. He was born Jan. 23, 1935, on the family farm near Hanover to Martin and Verna Rettig Lohse. He was baptized Feb. 3, 1935, at Trinity Lutheran Church of Hanover by the Rev. Dr. William Mahler. His sponsors were August Hartig, Herman Lohse and Edwin Lohse. He was confirmed in the Christian faith on April 10, 1949, at Trinity by the Rev. Theo. Kauffeld. He was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran and was elder of Trinity, a member of The Church Building Committee and was the financial secretary for Trinity. On Aug. 18, 1957, he married Donna Parscal at Grace Lutheran Church, of El Dorado. He was a farmer and carpenter and served on the board of directors of the Farmer’s Coop filling station and on the board of directors of the Farmer’s Coop elevator, both of Hanover.

Wed
07
Nov
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Dale Oelschlager

Dale R. Oelschlag-er, 71, of Barnes, received the gift of eternal life in heaven on Oct. 30, 2018, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. He was born Sept. 26, 1947, at Clay Center, the son of Lester C. and Novella K. (Wichman) Oelschlager. He was baptized into the Christian faith on Oct. 19, 1947, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church south of Barnes by Reverend B.W. Habratschk. His sponsors were Clarence Wichman and Minnie Wichman. On March 26, 1961, he was confirmed in his faith at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church by Reverend E. H. Temme. On Feb. 27, 1969, he married Karen K. Weaver at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. He graduated from Barnes High School in 1965. He was a farmer, rural mail carrier for Barnes and had served in the Kansas Army National Guard where he served a tour in Korea. He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and had served as Barnes Township treasurer. He was a member of John Doerr Post 145 of the American Legion where he served as commander.

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07
Nov
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Shirley Ericson

Shirley A. Ericson, 82, died Nov. 3, 2018, at Park Villa Nursing Home, Clyde. She was born Jan. 7, 1936, in Salina to Claude L. Smith and Frances R. (Johnson) Smith. She married Clifford E. Ericson on Oct. 27, 1957, at Salina. She was a former registered nurse. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Clyde Historical Society, Sunshine Ladies Club, E.H.U., Women of the Word, and former member of the Helping Hands Club. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her brother, Charles “Butch” Smith.

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07
Nov
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Elaine Greenwood

Elaine G. Greenwood, 46, of Washington, died Oct. 31, 2018, at the Washington County Hospital in Washington. She was born in Marysville on June 9, 1972, to Mike and Grace (Dusin) Bruna. She grew up in Hanover and graduated Hanover High School in 1991. On June 8, 1991, she was united in marriage to David Greenwood at the Morrowville Christian Church. She took care of the elderly by running errands, cleaning their homes and taking them to doctor appointments. She was also the secretary for Good Shepherd Lutheran Church for a few years. Preceding her in death were her grandparents and sister, Brenda Berg in 2006. Survivors include her husband, David Greenwood; parents, Mike and Grace Bruna, of Hanover; son Jacob Greenwood, of Marysville; daughters Victoria Greenwood, of Marysville, and Hope Greenwood, of Washington; brother Keith Bruna, of Hanover; mother-in-law Darlene Greenwood, of Washington; and three grandchildren. A funeral service was Nov.

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30
Oct
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Lila Mae Schaefer

Lila Mae Schaefer, 89, of Linn, died Oct. 26 at the Linn Community Nursing Home. She was born on May 25, 1929, to Henry and Amanda Struber on the home place west of Linn. She was baptized on June 2, 1929, at the home of Rev. Karl Karstensen and confi rmed on Oct. 17, 1943, at St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Palmer, by Rev. Adolph Rink. She attended McAtee Grade School for eight years and graduated from Linn Rural High School in 1946. Her husband, LeRoy Schaefer, was in the same class. The couple married May 2, 1948, at Zion Lutheran Church, Linn by Rev. W.G. Biel. The couple had four sons, Neil LeRoy, Keith Wayne, Roger Kent and Gary Scott. Schaefer worked for Peters General Store, Linn Packing Plant and 23 years as a cook for the Linn Community Nursing Home. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church after they moved to the farm west of Linn. She was a member of LWML and Immanuel Society. They moved to Linn and transferred their membership to Zion Lutheran Church.

Wed
24
Oct
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Deanna Ruth Meier

Deanna Ruth Meier, 68, Palmer, died Oct. 9, 2018, at her home. She was born Aug. 15, 1950, at Clay Center to Albert and Edna (Wilkens) Rodehorst. She attended Zion Lutheran School at Linn and graduated from Linn High School in 1968. On Nov. 29, 1975, she married Steven Meier at Zion Lutheran Church. The couple had three children: Jared, Evan and Amanda. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church where she had served as Sunday School superintendent and on the banner and landscape committees. She had also been a silent member of the LWML. She was a homemaker and was employed as a seamstress. She served as a 4-H leader for crocheting and knitting. Preceding her in death were her parents. Survivors include her husband, Steve; sons, Jared (Theresa) Meier, of Palmer, Evan (Traci) Meier, of Clifton; daughter, Amanda (Nate) Sudbeck, of Seneca; sisters, Mary (Jim) Hartman, of Clifton, Joyce (Greg) Winter, of Palmer; brother, Richard (Dinah) Rodehorst, of Downs; and eight grandchildren.

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24
Oct
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Betty ‘Jane’ Miller

Betty Jane Miller, 92, died Oct. 20, 2018, in the Linn Community Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 14, 1926, in Clay Center to Charles J. and Grace (Fletcher) Brown. She married Mel Miller, of Greenleaf, and together the couple had a son, Robert Cobb Miller. She worked at Citizen’s National Bank in Greenleaf and was a piano and vocal teacher in Washington County where she taught hundreds of students over the years. Preceding her in death were her husband, son, and brothers Clinton, Don and Charles Brown. A memorial service was at Linn Community Nursing Home. Memorials in her memory can be made to the nursing home.

Wed
17
Oct
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Mary Elizabeth Cerny

Mary Elizabeth Cerny, eldest daughter of Robert N. Davis and Minnie (Kolling) Davis, was born Jan. 22, 1918, near Morganville, and died Oct. 7, 2018, in Belleville. She married Frank J. Cerny on Dec. 24, 1939, in Clay Center, a marriage of 55 years. She graduated from Clay County High School in 1936 and attended the Kansas State Teacher’s College in Emporia. She taught school in Clay County prior to going to Round Grove School near Narka. She was active in her community and started the Narka 4-H Club where she was a project leader of a boys’ cooking class. She was involved with the Presbyterian Church, serving as an elder, and was active in the Solomon Presbytery and Synod of Mid-America. She was also a member of the U & I Club, and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Mahaska Legion. She also served as a lay pastor at various area churches. She farmed with her husband around Narka until his retirement.

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