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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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John (Jack) Egland, Sr.

On Jan. 17, 2015, John (Jack) Bernard Egland, Sr., of Cahone, Colorado, died at Hanover Hospital, Hanover Kansas. He was born Aug. 7, 1926, at Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Edwin Leonard and Mary Patterson Egland. His early years were spent at Yatesboro, a coal mining town in western Pennsylvania. In 1937, the family moved to Wyandotte, Michigan where he graduated from Roosevelt High School in January of 1944. He joined the United States Navy on Oct. 8, 1943, and was called to active duty Feb. 5, 1944. Following a short time in the states, he served 18 months in Okinawa and the Pacific Theatre on LSM (landing ship medium) 369, used when they invaded foreign shores. He was honorably discharged May 10, 1946, at Great Lakes, Illinois, after which he returned to Wyandotte, Michigan. He was a life long member of the Presbyterian Church. He married Dolores Yvonne Riley of Washington, Kansas on November 15, 1947, at the Presbyterian Church, Wyandotte, Michigan.

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Orville Loges

Orville J. Loges, 95, Hanover, died at the Hanover Hospital, Wednesday, Jan. 14. He was  born at rural Hanover on July 29, 1919, to Henry A. and Anna E. (Rohlf) Loges.  He attended Prairie HillCountry School to the eighth grade. He entered the Army on Sept. 24, 1941, and was a radar operator. He was honorably discharged, Dec. 24, 1945. He was a lifelong farmer near Hanover. He married Irma Eddlemanm on Nov. 3, 1965, at Fairbury, Neb. In 1999, they moved to Washington. He was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran, Hanover. He sang in the church choir and with a quartet. In Washington, he and Irma attended the First Baptist Church. He served on the Charleston Township Board. Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Irma on July 13, 2007; and sister, Mildred Lohmeyer. Survivors include brother, Elmer Loges and wife, Eileen, Washington; and sister, Mary Ann Bohning and husband, Jay, Camdenton, Md. A funeral service was Saturday, Jan. 17 at Zion Lutheran Church, Hanover. Rev.

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Harold Bierbaum

Harold Bierbaum, 93, Barnes, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at the Linn Community Nursing Home. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley. Condolences may  be left for the family at www. 
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Mary Peterson

Mary (Rundle) Peterson, 94, Manhattan, (formerly of Clifton), died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills, Manhattan. She is survived by her sons, Ronald Peterson and wife, Martha, Bellevue, Neb., and Steven Peterson and wife, Tina, McPherson; brother-inlaw, Marlin Peterson and wife, Brenda, Clay Center; sisterin- law, Maxine Peterson, Clay Center; five grandchildren and their spouses and 20 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 21 at United Methodist Church, Clay Center with Herb Mugler officiating. Burial followed at the Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center. The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, Heart of America Chapter in careof the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit http:// www.chaputbuoy.com. Chaput Mortuary, Clyde, is in charge of arrangements.

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Nicole Cooper

Nicole R. Cooper, 35, Linn, died Jan. 11, 2015, at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, Neb. Survivors include her four children, Haley, Dillon, Garrett and Maggie; her parents, Tom and Deanna Giles, all of Linn; grandmother, Neva  emanett, Concordia; and brother, Alex Hoffman and wife, Kristina, California. A funeral service was Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Ward Funeral Home in Washington. Rev. Randy Jellison-Knock officiated. Gina Miller played the organ while the congregation  sang “In The Garden,” “Old Rugged Cross” and “How Great Thou Art.” Pallbearers were Jace Demanett, Keith Larson, Mark Perry, Keith Perry, Kevin Larson and Jim Elyea. Burial was in the Linn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been  stablished. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home, 115 W. 2nd, Washington, KS 66968

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LaDonna Kolman-Reyes

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LaDonna Kolman-Reyes, 66, of Winthrop Harbor, Ill., passed to her heavenly father on January 7, 2015, following a courageous battle with cancer at her home in Winthrop Harbor, surrounded by her husband Gerry, her mother and members of her family.LaDonna was born on Nov. 4, 1948, in Belleville, Kan. to Joseph and Doris (Bertram) Kolman. She grew up near Morrowville, Kan., until her family moved to Washington, Kan., while LaDonna was still in elementary school. She graduated from Washington High School in 1966. She was the eldest of seven children and the first of her family to attend college. She graduated Kansas State University with a degree in general home economics in 1970, then completed a nursing major at Kansas University’s Medical Center in Kansas City and obtained her master’s in nursing at Memphis University, Memphis, Tenn. In the early 70’s LaDonna volunteered as a cook and counselor at Camp Merry Heart in New Jersey.

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