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  • DEWEY DAY

    Dewey Day, 71, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at his home in Abilene, Texas. Dewey was born Feb. 18, 1944, in Wamego. He was the son of Arthur and Lila (Nihart) Day. He worked several years as Service Manager at JCPenney’s Automotive ..

  • ELSIE I. BAMMES

    Elsie I. Bammes, 91, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. She was born on Feb. 3, 1924, near Olsburg and had been a lifetime area resident. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen ..

  • DAVID G. HARTWICH

    David G. Hartwich, 61, of rural Wamego, died late Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. David was born Aug. 7, 1954, in Onaga. He was the son of Paul A. and Sylvia Bonjour ..

  • JOHN ORVILLE BURTIS

    Dr. John Orville Burtis, 60, a communication studies professor at the University of Northern Iowa, died Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. John was born Aug. 23, 1955, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Orville Brown Burtis and Edith Ruth ..

  • BOB HEIN

    Bob Hein, 78, died Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, at Salem Home in Hillsboro. The family provided some of the following information. Bob was born Sept. 10, 1937, to Paul and Mary (Fisher) Hein in rural Durham. He married Janis Hatcher Nov. 23, 1958, in Florence. Survivors include ..

  • LORENE DAHM

    Lorene Dahm, 86, of Manhattan, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home in Leonardville. The family provided some of the following information. Lorene was born Sept. 5, 1929, in St. Joseph, Missouri, the daughter of Albin and Sophia (Castek) Kvicala. Lorene graduated ..

  • VIRLIN L. FLEMING

    Virlin Lee Fleming, 81, of St. George, died Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, at his home following an illness. The family provided some of the following information. Virlin was born April 9, 1934, in rural St. George, the son of Earl and Alice Nordgren Fleming. He ..

  • MARJORIE R. MUSIL

    Marjorie R. Musil, 96, of Beattie, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Society in Minneapolis. The family provided some of the following information. Marjorie was born May 27, 1919, at her parent’s home north of Beattie, she is the daughter of ..

  • EDGAR A. STALDER

    Edgar A. Stalder, 92, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, on his birthday. His daughter Susan was at his side when he died quietly of natural causes. The family provided some of the following information. Ed was the son of ..

  • LAWRENCE G. EDER

    Lawrence G. “Larry” Eder, 70, of Inverness, Florida, died Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, at the Hospice Care Center in Lecanto, Florida,  after a long battle with cancer. The family provided some of the following information. Larry was born Oct. 16, 1945, the son of ..

  • DALE L. MILLER

    Dale L. Miller, 85, of Topeka, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at his home. The family provided some of the following information.  Dale was born March 24, 1930, in Wamego, the son of Pete and Ruth (Hupe) Miller. Dale attended St. George School. He ..

  • GYLE D. SPRINGER

    Gyle D. “Bud” Springer, 84, of Manhattan, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on the farm near Garrison, on Feb. 25, 1931, the son of Carrol and Lillian Bell (..

  • JAMES M. IRVINE

    James Michael “Jim” Irvine, 52, of Manhattan, died Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital, following a heart attack. The family provided some of the following information. Jim was born March 17, 1963, in Colby, the son of James B. and Evelyn L. (Zentz) ..

  • LORENE DAHM

    Lorene Dahm, 86, longtime Manhattan resident, died on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home, Leonardville. She was born on Sept. 5, 1929, in St. Joseph, Missouri. Funeral service information and a complete obituary will be released later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home...

  • GYLE ‘BUD’ SPRINGER

    Gyle D. “Bud” Springer, 84, of Manhattan, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home...

  • TYLER A. NELSON

    Tyler A. Nelson, 21, of Mission, died Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Tyler was born Dec. 21, 1993, in Merriam, to Mark and Jennifer (Bayless) Nelson. He was a graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School, ..

  • JERRY ‘DOC’ LEOPOLD

    Jerry Lee “Doc” Leopold, 62, of Clay Center, died Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, at Medicalodge of Clay Center. He was born on Dec. 29, 1952, in Colby. He was the son of Dale Mellville and Linnie Irene (Gilbert) Leopold. Doc was an optometrist in McPherson ..

  • A. (ANGELENA) JULIA GREEN

    A. (Angelena) Julia Green, 92, died on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids. The family provided some of the following information. Julia was born July 29, 1923, in New Haven, Connecticut. She was the youngest of 11 children born to ..

  • GERALD GRAVENSTEIN

    Gerald Lorraine Gravenstein, 89, of Topeka, died Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, at Aldersgate Village. He was born April 9, 1926, in Riley. He was the son of Levi and Hazel (Berggren) Gravenstein. He was one of three children. He married Arlene May Heller on April 13, 1957. ..

  • JERRY L. LEOPOLD

    Jerry Lee “Doc” Leopold, 62 of Clay Center, died Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, at Medicalodge of Clay Center. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home...


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