Obituaries

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Otto Dale Brenneis

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Otto Dale Brenneis , 84, died T u e s d a y , Feb. 3, at the Washington County Hospital , Washington. He was born July 17, 1930, at Hollenberg to Otto W. and Clara (Howland) Brenneis. He graduated from Hollenberg High School. He was a lifelong farmer, starting out farming with his father near Hollenberg, and raised cattle. He attended St. Paul Lutheran Church in Linn. He was a resident of Linn Community Nursing Home. Survivors include sister, Norma Hennerberg and husband, Lyle, Hollenberg; Alden Brenneis and wife, Helen, Wichita; three sisters-in-law, Tena Brenneis, Hollenberg, Gwen Brenneis and Helen Brenneis, both of Wichita. A funeral service was Saturday, Feb. 7 at St Paul Lutheran Church, Linn. Pastor Tom Sahl officiated. Anita Singular was organist, and the congregation sang “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art.” Pallbearers were Jerry Hennerberg, Larry Brenneis, Jim Brenneis, Craig Brenneis, Mike Ewert and Clay Dirks. Burial was in Joy Creek Cemetery, Hollenberg. 

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Leroy Frederick

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Leroy Frederick Wiese, 81, Linn, died Monday , Feb. 2, 2015, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka. He was born Nov. 23, 1933, to Otto and Sophia (Lindhorst) Wiese, Hanover. As a child, he attended Hanover Grade School and confirmed his faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in the Rite of Confi rmation on March 26, 1948, at Zion Lutheran Church, Hanover. He graduated from Hanover Rural High School 1953. He served in the U.S. Army and served from 1956-1958 in Germany, California and Missouri. He married Marilyn Rahe on June 29, 1958 at Zion Lutheran Church, Linn, with Rev. Eugene Eckhardt officiating. He was a carpenter, being employed many years by Tegtmeier Construction, Manhattan, retiring in July 1998. After that, he worked for a few years at Linn Enterprise. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, transferring from St. John Lutheran Church, Idaho Falls, Idaho, in August 1962. He had served Zion in many ways from being a Trustee, Elder and Head Usher.

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Bernita Schroeder

Bernita M. Schroeder (Schwartz), 93, Hanover, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at the Hanover Hospital. Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Haas and husband, Stan, Wichita; one granddaughter; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Joan Pacha, Hanover. A rosary service will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Hanover. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6 at St. John’s Catholic Church. Fr. David Metz will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A memorial fund has been established and will be designated at a later date. Contributions may be sent in care of the Hanover Mortuary.

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Tim Becker

Tim Becker, Turpin, Okla., died Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. Survivors include his wife, Sharon; five children, Thomas Becker, Marysville, Tyron Becker, Hanover, Trenton Becker, Marysville, TheresaBecker, Greenleaf, and Travis Becker, Hanover; two brothers,  Steve Becker, Exeter, Neb., and Dave Becker, York, Neb.; sister, Gerilynn Kerby, Belvue, Neb.; and nine grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6 at the Hanover Mortuary, Hanover. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 7 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Hanover. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A memorial fund has been established and will be designated at a later date. Contributions may be sent in care of the Hanover Mortuary.

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Betty Zenger

Betty L. (Burt) Zenger, 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, surrounded by her family at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan after a lengthy illness. She was born to Judson and Loretta (Teeter) Burt Dec. 18, 1930, in Belleville. She attended school at Haddam and graduated in 1948. She married Wesley “Babe” Zenger on June 1, 1950. They had 64 blessed years together living and farming west of Haddam where Betty had grown up. She was born a teacher and started as early as high school substituting at Haddam Grade School. Through her 38 year teaching career, she taught in Nebraska at Rose Creek and Dry Branch country schools, Thompson and Reynolds. In Kansas, she taught in Cuba, Belleville and Haddam. She continued to substitute for 17 years after retirement in 1996. She the fi rst kindergarten teacher for both Cuba and Haddam. She wrote and directed numerous Christmas and music programs.

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Nellie Terpening

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Nellie Irene (Reynolds) Terpening, 101, Linn, died Jan. 23, 2015, at the Linn Community Nursing Home. She was born in Bates County, Mo., on Aug. 7, 1913, to Glenn and Naomi (Henderson) Reynolds, the oldest of eight children. After living as a young child in Colorado, the family settled in Washington County, where she attended country schools. She graduated from Washington High School in 1930. She received a teaching certificate right out of high school and started her teaching career at Spring Valley. On Dec. 24, 1936, she married Everett Terpening at Beatrice, Neb. They lived in California until moving back to Kansas in 1938, where they lived and farmed until the Washington County State Lake was built, and they moved to a farm near Endicott, Neb. She continued teaching country schools until moving to Endicott, Neb., in 1958, where she retired from teaching after 39 years. She was a member of the Washington, Endicott and Linn
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Loretta Rogge Nutsch

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Loretta J. Rogge Nutsch, 82, Linn, died Jan. 23, 2015, at the Linn Community Nursing Home, Linn. Visitation was noon
to 8 p.m., T u e s d a y , Jan. 27 at Ward Funeral Home in Washington. The family received friends 4 to 5:30 p.m.
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Harold Bierbaum

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Harold Bierbaum93, Barnes,died Tuesday,Jan. 20, 2015 at the Linn Community N u r s i n g Home. He was born on Dec. 27, 1921, on the family farm at Barnes, the son of George and Amelia (Hadde) Bierbaum. He was a lifetime farmer in the Barnes community. He also served in the occupation troops for the U.S. Army in Italy after the war. He was a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church, where he was the Sunday School Superintendent for 30 years and sang in the choir. He was preceded in death by eight brothers, Henry, Fred, Otto, Lawrence, John, Martin, Merrill and one infant brother; and one sister, Alvina Bierbaum. Survivors include a sister-inlaw, Annabell Bierbaum, Riley. Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 24 at the St. Peter Lutheran Church with Rev. Rodney Fritz offi ciating. Music was furnished by Kathie Otney. Pallbearers were Scott Vathauer, Daniel Vathauer, Tyler Vathauer, Oren Holle, Steven Wieters and Ryan Wieters.

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Ellen Pauline Patterson

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Ellen Pauline Patterson , 94, died Jan. 25 at the Heritage Care Center, Fairbury, Neb. She was born Jan. 15, 1921, near Haddam, the third daughter of Logan and Maude (Hagans) Stone. She attended country school, Belle District, and  graduated from Haddam High School in 1938. She attended business school in Topeka. While there she met and married Arthur Ben Tice in 1941. To this union fi ve children were born, Judy, Ben II, Bob, Jody and Tom. They later divorced. She returned to Washington  County and met and married Robert Patterson in 1956. They lived near  Morrowville and farmed until 1972, when they moved to Washington. She was a seamstress at Lallys, Kellwoods and Swingsters in Fairbury, Neb., and she was a secretary for her husband, Bob, in his insurance and real estate offi ce. She earned her pilot’s license.

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Marie Hoover

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Marie Hoover, 68, of Greenleaf, KS, died  Friday , January 16, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family. Visitation was Monday, January 19 from Noon to 5 p.m. at Ward Funeral Home in Greenleaf. A rosary service was 7 p.m., Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial was 10 a.m., Tuesday, January 20 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Greenleaf. Father David Metz and Father James Hoover officiated. Sheila Ouellette, Teryl Goeckel, Reed  ilson and the Sacred Heart Choir provided the music. Hymns were “You Are Mine,” “Hail Mary, Gentle Woman,” “One Bread One Body,” “How Beautiful” and “Going Home.” Pallbearers were Josh Hoover, Justin Hoover, Jerrod Hoover, Alec Hoover, Cyril Martinmaas and Jeff Dankenbring. Honorary pallbearers were Kobe Hoover, Emma Hoover, Noah Hoover, Joel Hoover, Jesse Hoover, Taylor Hoover, Lauren Hoover  and Brooks Bowen. Burial was in St. Michael’s Catholic  Cemetery, Kimeo, KS. John Howard played the bag pipes,at the graveside.

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