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  • GRANT JUNGHANS

    Grant Junghans, 27, died March 12, 2016 at his home in Manhattan, following a courageous six-year battle with a rare form of neuroendocrine cancer. The family provided some of the following information. Grant was born Nov. 17, 1988 in Junction City, the son of Gregory ..

  • DOC STIGGE

    N.E. “Doc” Stigge, 92, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at the Homestead Assisted Living Facility in Manhattan. He was born on Feb. 11, 1924 south of Barnes, the son of Ed and Ida (Hagedorn) Stigge. Complete obituary information is pending and will ..

  • RITA J. WILLIAMS

    Rita J. Williams, 66, of St. George, died Monday, March 14, 2016 at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. She was born Oct. 30, 1949 in Cordell, Oklahoma. Additional obituary information and service times will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan...

  • BARBARA J. HARPER

    Barbara Joan Harper, 90, of Manhattan, died Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan following a brief illness. The family provided some of the following information.  Barbara was born April 28, 1925 in Winchester, Hampshire, England, the daughter of ..

  • DIANE A. DOLLAR

    Diane Adele Dollar, 82, of Manhattan, died Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Sloan House at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community. The family provided some of the following information. Diane was born April 25, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of the late Henry Allen and ..

  • DIANE DOLLAR

    Diane Dollar, 82, of Manhattan, died on Saturday, March 12, 2016. Diane was a retired professor at Kansas State University. Services are being held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2016, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Arrangements by Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan...

  • HELEN BECKER

    Helen M. Becker, 89, died on Friday, March 11, 2016, at the St. Marys Hospital in St. Marys. She was born on Dec. 3, 1926, in Milford. She was the daughter of Lewis and Alveta (Irion) Jones. Helen graduated from Milford High School in 1945 and ..

  • MICHAEL KEITH SPIELMAN

    Michael Keith Spielman, 47, died on Friday, March 4, 2016, after a more than seven year battle with cancer. He was born on May 2, 1968, in Manhattan to Norval and Linda Spielman. He graduated from St. George High School, Highland Community College and Emporia ..

  • KYLE B. HUNT

    Kyle Benjamin Hunt, 32, of Tehachapi, California, formerly of Wamego, died Tuesday Feb. 16, 2016, following a hiking accident in the Angeles National Forest. Kyle was born July 28, 1983, in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, the son of Steven and Kathryn Fellows Hunt. He worked for ..

  • WALTER MUGLER

    Walter Mugler, 89, Wakefield, died Saturday, March 12, 2016 in Wakefield. He was born Feb 10, 1927 to Fred and Rosie (Weidner) Mugler. Walter married Evelyn Heikes on June 6, 1951. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Velma Steinbach and sister-in-law, Marjorie Mugler. He ..

  • BARBARA HARPER

    Barbara “Joan” Harper, 90, Manhattan, died Friday, March 11, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on April 28, 1925, in Winchester, Hampshire, England and had been a longtime resident of McDonald before moving to Manhattan 11 years ago. Additional obituary ..

  • URMA L. FRAZEE

    Urma Lois Frazee, 74, of Westmorelanddied Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at the Via Christi Health Center in Manhattan.  The family provided some of the following information. Urma was born Dec. 30, 1941 in Manhattan, the daughter of Frank J. and Velma Louise Edwards Nelson.&..

  • KURT G. ROMANS

    Kurt Geary Romans, 64, formerly of Manhattan, died suddenly Feb. 6, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The family provided some of the following information. Kurt was employed as a finance manager for Job Corps, a program administered by the U.S. Department of ..

  • JOYE GORDON

    Joye Gordon, 50, of Manhattan, died March 7, 2016. Joye was a Professor at Kansas State University. Services are pending and will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan...

  • RICHARD L. KERSTIENS

    Richard Leigh Kerstiens, 83, died Thursday, March 3, 2016.  The family provided some of the following information. Richard was born Nov. 20, 1932 to Harold and Helen Kerstiens in Denver, Colorado.  On Nov. 15, 1958 he married the love of his life, Elizabeth “Betty” Ann ..

  • ROBERT W. WILSON

    Robert Wayne Wilson, 77, of Salina and formerly of Wamego, died Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the Salina Regional Health Center. The family provided some of the following information. Bob was born Sept. 10, 1938 in Wamego, the son of Jesse W. and Besse Kuhn ..

  • DARLENE A. BEHRENS

    Darlene Alice Behrens, 82, of Manhattan, died Monday, March 7, 2016, at Good Shepherd Hospice House.  The family provided some of the following information. Darlene worked as secretary to the school superintendent at USD 323 in Westmoreland for 26 years retiring in 1992. Darlene was ..

  • VERONA SCHUERMANN

    Verona Schuermann, 61, of Manhattan, died Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Verona was born Jan. 17, 1955 in Fort Riley to Vernon and Ramona Zeller of Keats. During her childhood, ..

  • FREDERICK A. SCHROER

    Frederick Albert Schroer II, 55, died Wednesday, March 2, 2016, in Kansas City, Kansas, after a brief illness. He was born on Nov. 21, 1960, in Columbia, Missouri, to James Albert and Grace Ann (Pile) Schroer. Fred graduated from Monsignor Luckey High School in Manhattan ..

  • LISA G. PETERSON

    Lisa G. Peterson, 57, of Topeka, died Saturday, March 5, 2016 at a local hospital. The family provided some of the following information. Lisa was born Feb. 9, 1959 in Topeka, the daughter of Dale and Betty (Camp) Bohnenblust. She graduated from Topeka West High ..


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