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  • MILDRED M. SANBERG

    Mildred M. Sanberg, 97, died Feb. 26 at Leonardville Nursing Home in Leonardville. The family provided some of the following information. Mildred was born Dec. 15, 1916, in Morganville, the daughter of James and Carrie (Burchard) Murphy. Mildred attended school in Clay Center. She ..

  • JOHN H. SCHMEAL JR.

    John H. “Jack” Schmeal Jr., 65, of Olsburg, died early Monday morning at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. He was born on Feb. 28, 1949 in Newton, N.J. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen ..

  • MARCIA ANN BOESE

    Marcia Ann Boese, 85, of Leonardville, died Feb. 25 at the Leonardville Nursing Home. Marcia was born on Feb. 17, 1929, in Lawrence, to the late William and Susan (Gallagher) Hail. On August 29, 1953, in Lawrence, Marcia married the love of her life, Ken Boese. ..

  • PENNY J. (VAUGHN) STREETER

    Penny J. (Vaughn) Streeter, 56, of St. George, died Wednesday at the Meadowlark Hills-Honstead House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Oct. 17, 1957, in Chanute.  She was the daughter of Donald E. and ..

  • JAMES CRAVENS

    James Cravens, 73, of Westmoreland, died Wednesday at his home.  Jim worked in commercial construction but is best known for his fourteen years working as a corrections officer at the Pottawatomie County Jail. He is also survived by his wife, ..

  • TIMOTHY EUGENE FINAN JR.

    Timothy Eugene Finan, Jr., 84, of Blaine, died Tuesday at the Westy Community Care Home. Gene served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict as a flight engineer on a B-29 Bomber. Later Gene worked as an aviation ..

  • JERRY BERGEN

    Dr. Gerald “Jerry” Bergen, 80, of Topeka, died at his home on Tuesday. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be at 1 p.m., on March 10 at Penwell-Gabel Southwest Chapel, 3700 SW Wanamaker Rd., Topeka...

  • MELVIN JOHNSON

    Melvin Johnson, 68, died Tuesday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Nov. 16, 1945, in Manhattan. He was the son of Alvin and Eva (Smith) Johnson.  Melvin was a ..

  • GWENDOLYN STEVENSON

    Gwendolyn E. Stevenson, 99, died Sunday in Andover.  She had lived in Wichita since 2006. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Dec. 11, 1914, in Washington County. Her parents were Emamuel and Edith (Peterson) Erickson. Gwen received her ..

  • KENNETH MEYER

    Kenneth Wayne Meyer, 86, of Topeka, formerly of Alma, died Monday at his home.  He was a life-long resident of the area. Ken was born June 2, 1927, in Alma. He was the son of Hermann and Matilde Richter Meyer.  Ken’..

  • MELVIN JOHNSON

    Melvin D. Johnson, 68, of Manhattan, died Tuesday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born Nov. 16, 1945. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home...

  • WILLIAM SCHROEDER

    William Henry Schroeder, 96, died Sunday. The family provided some of the following information. He was born July 27, 1917 to Henry and Francis Schroeder in Colby. He married Mary Doris McVey in 1939. They had been married 75 years. At age 12, Bill was enrolled ..

  • ALFONS STIEBE

    Alfons A. Stiebe, 97, died Monday in Kinsley. The family provided some of the following information. He was born June 17, 1916 on a farm in Rush County. He was the son of Joseph and Hulda Stiebe. Also born to this union were ..

  • JIM L. CURRIE

    Jim Lee Currie, 87, of Manhattan, died Sunday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. He was born March 27, 1926, in Manhattan. He was the son of Clyde W. and Francis M. (Wiek) Currie. Jim attended Manhattan schools. He was a farmer ..

  • HOWARD LANGVARDT

    Howard LaVern Langvardt, 79, of Chapman, died Friday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. Howard was born on Nov. 11, 1944, in Junction City. He was the son of LaVern Roland Langvardt and Ethel Marie (Norman) Langvardt. Howard graduated from Junction ..

  • JIM L.CURRIE

    Jim Lee Currie, 87, of Manhattan, died Sunday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. He was born March 27, 1926, in Manhattan. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home...

  • PATTY L. ‘PAT’ DRAGISICH

    Pat L Dragisich, 77, of Manhattan, died Jan. 26. She was born in Denver to William E. Matthews and Martha Welburn Matthews. Pat was raised in Yampa, Colo. and graduated from Golden High School in Golden, Colo. in 1954.. She lived in the ..

  • MARDEEN HARTFORD

    Mardeen Maxine (Bolze) Hartford, 86, died on Feb. 14 at Collins House of Meadowlark Hills in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on June 15, 1927, in Mildred and was the daughter of Eva Veleria (Curley) and Clarence ..

  • HOWARD KESSINGER

    Howard D. Kessinger, 81, of Marysville, died Saturday in Lincoln, Neb. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kinsley Mortuary. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cabin, 10th & ..

  • JAMES MEAD

    James R. Mead, 70, of Manhattan, died Monday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. The family provided some of the following information. He was born June 20, 1943, in Tooele, Utah. James was raised in Sterling. After his schooling, he entered the Army ..


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