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Kent Dean Lange

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Kent Dean Lange, 55, Winfield , died Monday mo r n i n g , Feb. 9, 2015,  in Winfield. He was born May 28, 1959, in Washington. He was the son of Merlin and Doris Ann (Shoup) Lange.  He was raised and received his education in Washington, graduating from Washington High School in 1977. He married Lynda Wiechman on Oct. 27, 1979. The couple  adopted two children, Serany and Jacob. He worked for the City of Washington as a lineman. He installed cable for Cox Communication and worked in the welding shop at Galaxy Tool. He was a member of the  Winfield Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Lynda Lange, Winfield; his  children, Serany and Jacob Lange; brothers, Jim Lange, Beatrice, Neb., Ronald Lange and wife, Kim, Omaha, Neb.; and sister, Rhonda Brinkman and husband, Jon, Palmyra, Neb.. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 16 at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb.

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Vivian Fiser Ballard

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Vivian Fiser Ballard 96, Manhattan, d i e d Wednesday, Feb. 4 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on April 21, 1918, in Milford, Neb. From the age of two through 18, Washington was her home. She graduated from Washington High School. Upon graduating from high school, she attended the School of Commerce in Lincoln, Neb. On Dec. 31, 1937, she married Lud Fiser, Mahaska. They lived in Atchison for five years and then moved to Manhattan in 1942 where they were life members of the First United Methodist Church. She and Lud celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 31, 1987. January 1993 Vivian married Charles Ballard, who died December 1996. She also was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star. In 1986, she was awarded the 50-year Certificate of Faithful Service and in 1987 received the 50-year Gold Pin. In 1996, Vivian was honored with a Certificate of Achievement for 60-years of service to the Order of the Eastern Star.

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Lena J. Woltje

Lena J. Woltje, 91, of Osborne, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at Salina Regional Health Center. She was born Feb. 23, 1923, in Greenleaf, the daughter of Harvey and Elizabeth Woltje. She was preceded in death by her husband,  loyd Woltje; two brothers, Otto and Arno; and three sisters, Ruth, Elma and Ruby. Lena is survived by two daughters, Patti (Mike) Cotton and Mary (Kelly) Brent; three grandchildren, Michael W. Hicks, Randy A. Hicks and Jamie L. Brent; and four greatgrandchildren, Jordan and John Hicks and Tegan A. and McKenzee L. Hicks; in addition to numerous nieces, nephewsand extended family.  Private family graveside services will be held in Greenleaf City Cemetery, Greenleaf. Memorial donations may be made in Lena’s name to a charity of the donor’s choice in care of Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina, KS 67401.
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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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