The Lower Volga Villages Obituary Project



FRANCE, Elsie A. - See Elsie A. Suderman

FRANCIS, Mildred
b. 11 Oct 1903 - Brunswick, Nebraska
d. 1 Nov 1997 - Hays, Kansas
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Andrew HERBEL, William CHEESMAN, and Adam Herbel;a grandson; and two stepchildren. Survivors include a son, Andrew D. Herbel of Alliance, NE; two daughters, H. Lhea (? Leah) Still of Gorham and Katherine Crow of Russell; a stepson Roy Cheesman of Apple River, IL; 4 stepdaughters, Kathleen Addleman of Casper, WY; Masine Williams of Apple River; Evelyn Sharpton of Mission and Bernetta Perry of Hays; a brother, Paul Mendelssohn Francis of Rio Rancho, NM; a sister, Esther Luckey of Stockton; 10 grandchildren; 26 step-grandchildren; 21 gt-grandchildren.

b. 10 Feb 1906, Alton
d. 1 Apr 1992, Russell
From Newspaper Clipping
Daughter of John and Bertha Mendelssohn Francis. She married George F. EHRLICH April 12, 1925, Stockton. He died June 30, 1969. She then married Virgil F. NEWMAN November 4, 1971, Russell. He died March 24, 1979. Survivors: son, Richard D. Ehrlich; 3 daughters: Frances Jeanette I Staab, Doris Keller, Judy Mullen; brother, Paul Francis, Albuquerque, N.M.; sisters, Mildred Herbel, Russell; Ila Ratch, Escondido, CA; Esther Luckey, Stockton.

FRANK, Anna Elisabeth - See Anna Elisabeth Propp

FRANK, Emanuel B.
b. 10 Sep 1917 - McGrew, Nebraska
d. 21 Mar 1004 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 22 Mar 2004
Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff. Son of Phillip and Mary (Frank) Frank. Emanuel was united in marriage to Edna E. SCHLEICHER on March 6, 1938, in Scottsbluff. Emanuel is survived by his daughters, Patricia J. Zwetzig of Scottsbluff and Eldrie E Frank of Platteville, Colo.; son and daughter-in-law Emanuel P. and Sharol Frank of rural Scottsbluff; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife on Sept. 21, 1996; six sisters and one brother.

FRANK, Esther
b. 24 May 1914 - Ft. Collins, Colorado
d. 22 Mar 1992 - Ness City, Kansas
From Frieda Karst Collection
Daughter of Casper and Eva (Stieben) Frank. She married Toby DIETZ May 21, 1939, in Bazine. Survivors include her husband of the home; three sons, Dean of Lincoln, NE; Kent of Gt. Bend; and William of Ellis; two daughters, Patti Lutters, and Barbara Reinert, both of Ness City; one brother, Sam Frank of Bazine; one sister, Evelyn Frick of Nekoma; 10 grandchildren; and one gt. grandchildren. Burial will be at Ness City Cemetery in Ness City.

FRANK, Esther
b. 3 Nov 1916 - Laurel, Montana
d. 7 Feb 2007 - Billings, Montana
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 9 Feb 2007
She was born Nov. 3, 1916, in Laurel, the daughter of John and (Lehr) Frank. She was raised in Laurel and married Lawrence WILHELM. Survivors include her son, James (Darlene) Wilhelm of Portland, Ore.; daughters, Susanna (Darlene) Wilhelm, Judy (Edward) Maples and Lois (Gary) Crable, grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Interment at Terrace Gardens Cemetery.

FRANK, Esther
b. 13 Mar 1920 - Park City, Montana
d. 19 March 2006 - Great Falls, Montana
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 21 Mar 2006
Born to Phillip and Christine Frank of Park City. She met her future husband, Richard WEISHAAR, during WWII, while he was assigned to guarding the bridges in Laurel. They were married Feb. 15, 1944, and made their home in Laurel. They celebrated their 58th anniversary before he died on Dec. 4, 2002, at age 86. Esther's survivors include her daughters, Betty Rowton and her husband Larry of Great Falls, Dollie Trainer of Rhinelander, Wis.; and son, Dale Weishaar of Billings. Grandchildren include Jay (Valerie) Rowton, Great Falls, John Simpson, Chaska, Minn., Tina (Jon) Weyhrauch, Rhinelander, Gina Durden, California, and Jennifer (John) Kirchhevel, Billings. Great-grandchildren are Kayla and Nicholas Rowton, Great Falls, Jaylee Weyhrauch, Rhinelander, and Moriah Kirchhevel, Billings. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Richard; brothers Philip, Alex and Herman Frank; son-in-law Dick Trainer; and great-grandson Ethan Weyhrauch.

FRANK, Eva Hart - See Eva Schreiner

FRANK, Henry
b. 4 Nov 1917 - Belfield, North Dakota
d. 12 May 2006 - Glendive, Montana
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 14 May 2006
Henry and Pauline HEGEL were married July 22, 1946, and were married for 57 years. In 2003, Pauline passed away. Henry will be greatly missed by his family, daughters, Ardell Frank of Billings, Marcy (Dennis) Nicks of Castle Rock, Colo., and one stepson, Ken (Pamela) Kessel of Houston, Texas; and three grandchildren. Surviving siblings are his brothers, Ted Frank, Charles Frank and sisters, Agnes Geiger, Bertha Toth and Alice Denton. Henry was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Frank; his parents, Mike and Magdalena Frank; brothers, Nick Frank, William Frank and George Frank; sisters, Francis Snyder, Margaret Sticka, Helen Ruby, Marie Horton, Rose Davis and Kathryn Vereijan. Interment in St. Anthony Cemetery, Laurel.

FRANK, Lorine
b. abt 1913
d. 5 Nov 2002 - Portland, Oregon
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld , Scottsbluff, NE - November 8, 2002
Former Scottsbluff resident Lorine Frank, 89, of Portland, died November 5, 2002, at home. A private family graveside service will be at Fir Lawn Cemetery. She immigrated with her family to the United States in 1919. She married Alexander FRANK in 1933. She is preceded in death by her husband, Alexander, who died in 1974. Her son, James Alexander died in 1954 and she is also preceded in death by two grandchildren and six brothers and sisters. Survivors include her daughters Jeannie Davis of Burbank, Calif. And Kathy Havelka of Portland, Ore.; son George Daniel Frank of Portland, Ore.; sister Helen Schneider of Worland, Wyo.; ten grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. (Note Maiden name was not indicated)

FRANK, Lorraine F. - See Lorraine F. Goodale

FRANK, Viola Mildred
b. 20 May 1919 - Seward, Nebraska
d. 9 Dec 2005 - Gering, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld - Scottsbluff, NE - 13 Dec 05
Interment in the Mitchell City Cemetery. Daughter of Gottlieb and Caroline (Vogt) Frank. She was united in marriage to Albert Roy MILLER, Aug. 21, 1936, in Bushnell. He died March 9, 1969, in Mitchell. Survivors include her daughter, Vivian Elliott of Aurora, Colo.; sons, Norman Miller of Seaford, Del., Gene Miller and wife Dee of Omaha; stepson, Clayton Johnson and wife Janet of Mitchell; step-daughters, Carolyn Westcott and husband Edward of Caldwell, Idaho, Shirlie Messina and husband Alfred of Longport, N.J.; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Barkell of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and brother, LeRoy Frank of Gering. Preceding her in death were her parents; brothers, Chris, Vesely, William and Walter; and sisters, Sophia, Esther, Thelma, Rosa, Francis and Orinda.

FRANKFORT, Elizabeth Eva - See Elizabeth Eva Schneider

FRANKFORT, George, Jr.
b. 4 Dec 1884, Shcherbakovka, Russia
d. 15 Jun 1956, Fresno, California
From Newspaper Clipping
He came to the United States Feb. 13, 1909. He leaves his wife Katherine (Katharina) Elizabeth HANSHUE Frankfort, also born in Shcherbakovka, Russia and children Mary, Katherine, Reinholt, Amelia, Robert and Victor.

FRANKFORT, George, Sr.
b. abt 1866, Scherbakovka, Russia
d. 17 Oct 1929, Fresno, California
From Newspaper Clipping
He arrived in the United States on Feb. 13, 1909, on board the USS Hanover. Accompanying him were his wife Eva Elisabeth SCHNEIDER Frankfort and 3 children, Marie Catherina, George Jr. and Catatrina.

FRANKLIN, Alma - See Alma Hahn

FRANKLIN, Alonzo Eugene
b. 1 Nov 1907 - Reno County, Kansas
d. 10 Jan 1983 - Hutchinson, Kansas
From Heinrich Galliart/Galyardt Family History - Glenn Mueller collection
He married Alma HAHN March 21, 1928, at Hutchinson. Survivors: widow, of the home; son, Bill R., RFD 1; daughter, Anna Jean Tedder, Kansas City, Mo.; step-mother, Blanche Franklin, Newton; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Burial at Memorial Park Cemetery.

FRANKLIN, Dorothy Marie
b. 1 Nov 1936 - Coalgate, Oklahoma
d. 4 Mar 2004 - Rock Springs, Wyoming
From Casper Star Tribune, Casper, WY - 6 March 2004
Daughter of Calvin M. and Vivian M. (Casey) Franklin. On July 4, 1964, she married Ruben Elmer Lorenz in Rock Springs. He preceded her in death on April 3, 1997, after 32 years of marriage. Survivors include four sons, Robert Lorenz of Lafayette, Colo., Kim Lorenz of Anchorage, Alaska, and Donald Hampton and Rodney Hampton, both of Rock Springs; three daughters, Jolynn DePoyster, Debra Sears and Shera Lorenz, all of Rock Springs; sister, Olga Knezovich of Rock Springs. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Cindy Smith; a grandson; a sister, Miriam Franklin; and a brother, Wallace Franklin.

B. 14 Oct 1917 - MariaWhohl, Russia
D. 25 Dec 1001 - Ontario, Canada
From Hutchinson (KS) News - December 29, 2001
He married Othielia EWERT in 1944. She preceded him in death in July 1994. Survivors include: two sons, including Dr. Paul; two daughters, three grandchildren; a brother; and two sisters.

b. 13 Nov 1910 - Durham, Kansas
d. 4 Mar 1992 - Wichita, Kansas
From Russell County News - March 5, 1992
Her husband, Fred (BEISEL), died in 1976. Survivors include two sons,aGene of Oklahoma City and Donald of Tampa; six daughters, Margie Nienstedt of Marion, Yvonna Cheney of Chandler, Ariz., Marilyn Smith of Rogers, Ark., Rosemary Deines of Herington, Carolyn Fizer of Salina and Kathy Kay Beisel of the home; three brothers, Ben Frantz of Grainola, Okla., John Frantz of Hillsboro ad Ervin Frantz of Durham; two sisters, Alice Frantz of Durham and Elsie Ratzloff of Newton; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Tampa Lutheran Cemetery.

b. 13 Nov 1910 - Durham, Kansas
d. 4 Mar 1992 - Wichita, Kansas
TAMPA - Anna Beisel. Her husband, Fred, died in 1976. Survivors include two sons, Gene of Oklahoma City and Donald of Tampa; six daughters, Margie Nienstedt of Marion, Yvonna Cheney of Chandler, Ariz. Marilyn Smith of Rogers, Ark., Rosemary Deines of Herington, Carolyn Fizer of Salina and Kath Kay Beisel of the home; three brothers, Ben Frantz of Grainola, Okla., John Frantz of Hillsboro and Ervin Frantz of Durham; two sisters, Alice Frantz of Durham and Elsie Ratzloff of Newton; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Burial in Tampa Lutheran Cemetery.

FRANTZ, Ida - See Ida Senner

FRANTZ, Irene Lucille - See Irene Lucille Senner

FRANTZ, Kenna S.
b. 9 Nov 1909 - LaSalle, Colorado
d. 7 Nov 2003 - Greeley, Colorado
From Greeley Tribune Greeley, Colorado -11-09-03
Born to Thomas James and Emily Dolly (Surbaugh) Frantz. On March 6, 1952, he married Jo (LOWRY) BARNETT at Park Congregational Church, Greeley. Survivors are his wife, Jo Frantz; a son, Thomas Frantz of Eaton; a stepson, James Barnett of Larkspur; two granddaughters, Brittany Frantz and Katie Frantz, both of Eaton; a stepgranddaughter, Kelly Atencio and husband Leo of Brighton; two stepgrandsons, Mark Barnett and Eric Rangel and wife Jennifer, all of San Diego; two great-grandsons, Simon Rangel and Maxwell Rangel; a half-sister, Doris McGehee of Greeley; and a sister-in-law, Wilma Frantz, also of Greeley. His parents and stepmother; a sister, Myrtle Frantz; three brothers, Dallas, Perle, and Fred; and a stepson, Richard Lynn Barnett, are deceased. Inurnment in the Eaton Cemetery.

FRANTZ, Martha - See Martha Senner

FRANTZ, Selma - See Selma Unruh

FRANZ, Anna E.
b. 27 Jul 1912 - Inman, Kansas
d. 20 Feb 1988 - Buehler, Kansas
Obituary in Wichita Eagle
Married: Henry L. REISWIG on 11 Aug 1935 in Buhler, KS. He died December 19, 1981. Predeceased by: Husband, Henry L. REISWIG on 19 Dec 1981. Survived by: sons Kenneth and Elbert; daughter Joyce LOEWEN; brother Elmer R. FRANZ, Inman, KS; sister Sarah LOHRENTZ, Inman, KS; sister Sara MARTENS, Inman, KS.

FRANZ, Arthur Henry
b. 20 Apr 1919 - Fort Collins, Colorado
d. 23 Sep 2003 - Fort Collins, Colorado
From Longmont FYI, Longmont, Colorado - 09-30-03
Son of Louis and Anna (Strayer) Franz. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia; and a brother, Lee. Mr. Franz is survived by his wife, Paulina of Longmont; a sister, Mary and her husband Max Taylor of Benson, Ariz.; a sister-in-law, Paula Franz of Fort Collins; two sons, Brook Franz and his wife Michelle of Longmont and Pat Franz and his wife Judy of Rangely, Colo.; four daughters, Nicki Knopp and her husband Ron and Linda Rodgers and her husband Ron, all of Longmont, and Joan Laursen and her husband Darrel and Diane Griffith, all of Pleasanton, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, Kit, Holly, Mandy, Drew, Fawn, Andrea and Christopher, all of Longmont, Jason, Jenny and Jake of Rangely and Glenn and Rachel of Pleasanton; and several nieces and nephews.

FRANZ, Delton W.
b. 12 Dec 1932 - Hutchinson, Kansas
d. 6 Mar 2006 - Washington, D. C.
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Son of John J. and Sara Siemens Franz. In June 1954, he married Marian CLAASSEN. She survives. Other survivors include: a son; two daughters, including Gayle S. Franz, Newton; a brother, Leroy Franz, Goessel; a sister, Eldine Harder, North Newton; and two grandchildren.

FRANZ, Don Alan
b. 13 Jul 1965 - Hillsboro, Kansas
d. 17 Oct 2004 - Dallas, Texas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News, Tuesday, October 26, 2004, Hillsboro Star Journal - Thursday, October 28, 2004
Son of Ray and Aldine Flaming Franz. Survivors include his parents of Hillsboro; brothers, Larry and wife Sue Franz of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Dale and wife Melanie Franz of Hillsboro.

FRANZ, Eldon V.
b. 30 Jun 1917 - Reno County, Kansas
d. 5 Nov 2003 - Wichita, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, November 7, 2003
Son of Jacob C. and Nettie Siemens Franz. On Aug. 9, 1938, he married Alma THIESSEN at Inman. She survives. Other survivors include: a son, Dale and wife Elli, Overland Park; three daughters, Val and husband Stan Peters, Centennial, Colo., RoJean and husband Loren Loucks, Salina and Jane and husband Gary Hull, Inman; two sisters, Stella Gilliland, Wichita and Alice and husband Jerry Morse, Spokane, Wash.; 10 grandchildren, Jeff Loucks and wife Kayoko, Tokyo, Japan, Mitchell Peters, Fort Collins, Colo., Debra and husband Jeff Garretson, Denver, Mark Peters and wife Kristen, Jerusalem, Israel, Zach Hull, Inman, Juli and husband Ryan Dirks, Newton, Katrina Hull, Lawrence, Karl Franz, Wichita, Wyatt Hull, Hollywood, Calif. and Jesse Franz, Manhattan; seven great-grandchildren; extended family members Hong Won Kwon and wife Kilja; their daughters, Hera and Mira Kwon, Fullerton, Calif.; Andre Sergeyev, Chicago, Heidi and husband Jon Rogers, Overland Park. Burial will be in North Inman Cemetery, Inman.

FRANZ, Eldon and Alma Thiessen
65th Wedding Anniversary
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, August 10, 2003
Eldon and Alma Franz, Inman, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with family gathering Labor Day weekend at Salina. Franz and the former Alma Thiessen were married Aug. 9, 1938, at Inman. He is retired from farming and trucking. He worked for Dillons 10 years before retiring. She is former owner/operator of Franz Window Decor and is a homemaker. Hosts for the gathering will be their children and families, Dale and Elli Franz, Overland Park, Val and Stan Peters, Denver, Ro Jean and Loren Loucks, Salina, and Jane and Gary Hull, Inman. They have 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

FRANZ, Ella E.
b. 17 Feb 1910 - Hesston, Kansas
d. 13 Nov 2005 - Hesston, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Daughter of the Rev. John Janzen and Elizabeth Ediger Franz. Survivors include: two sisters, Esther Franz and Margaret Kroeker, both of Hesston; three nephews; a niece; three grandnephews; and five grandnieces. Burial in Buhler City Cemetery.

FRANZ, Frieda E.
b. 29 Mar 1916 - Harvey County, Kansas
d. 15 Jan 2005 - Marshall, Illinois
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, January 16,2005
Daughter of Henrich and Helena Penner Franz. She married John R. DYCK in 1937. He preceded her in death in 1984. Survivors include: a son Wayne and his wife Sharon, West Union, Ill.; two daughters, Nadine Stokes and her husband Ulyses and Wanda Quallo, all of Denver; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters. Burial will be in Buhler Cemetery.

FRANZ, Howard L.
b. 10 Jun 1926 - Liberal, Kansas
d. 23 Dec 2006 - Liberal, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, December 30, 2006
He was born June 10, 1926, in Liberal, the son of Henry and Anna Warkentine Franz. On June 4, 1950, he married Dorothy WEYGANDT in Perryton, Texas. She survives.
Other survivors include: a daughter, Diane Schaffer, Denver; a sister, Marlene Keating, Liberal; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Steve. Burial in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.

FRANZ, John W. and Leona (Schroeder)
50th Wedding Anniversary
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - April 25, 1990
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Franz, Buhler, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary the Buhler Mennonite Brethren Church. Franz and the former Leona Schroeder were married April 28, 1940. They are lifetime residents of Buhler. Hosts for the occasion will be their children and families: Leon and Sandi Franz, Hutchinson.

FRANZ, John W.
b. 18 Jun 1918- Buhler, Kansas
d. 1 Jun 1990 - Wichita, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - June 2, 1990
He was born June 18, 1918, the son of D.J. and Justina Wall Franz. On April 28, 1940, he married Leona M. SCHROEDER

FRANZ, Leona M. - See Leona M. Schroeder

FRANZ, Lydia Dorothea - See Lydia Dorothea Hamm

FRANZ, Marguerite Eunice - See Marguerite Eunice Schmidt

FRANZ, Marie E.
b. 26 Apr 1915 - Hillsboro, Kansas
d. 10 June 2004 - Goessel, Kansas
From Wichita Eagle - June 12, 2004, Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, June 12, 2004, Hillsboro Star Journal - Thursday, June 17, 2004 Daughter of David J. and Tina Reimer Franz. Her mother died when Marie was 12, and she took on parenting responsibilities for her younger siblings until her father remarried. On April 25, 1943, she married Harold JOST at Buhler. Other survivors include: two sons, Howard, Calcutta, India, and Loren, Riverton, Wyo.; two daughters, Annette Albrecht, Richardson, Texas, and Christine Harms, San Mateo, Calif.; a brother, Robert Franz; two sisters, Margaret Ratzlaff and Rubena Suderman; and nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: four brothers, Elbert and John Franz and Bill and Art Flaming. Burial in Gnadenau Cemetery

FRANZ, Martha L. - See Martha L. Martens

FRANZ, Milford C.
b. 8 Jan 1916 - McPherson County, Kansas
d. 6 May 2005 - Goessel, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, May 9, 2005
Son of John P. and Maria Unrau Franz. On Oct. 26, 1947, he married Velma UNRUH near Goessel. She survives. Other survivors include: two sisters, Irma Dahl, Hillsboro, and Linda Williams, Newton. He was preceded in death by two brothers. Burial will be in Alexanderwohl Cemetery.

FRANZ, Paul A.
b. unk
d. 12 Mar 2006
From Hillsboro Star Journal - March 15, 2006
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Minnie (Funk) Franz and his wife, Adina FRANZ. Survivors include a brother, Joel Franz of Hillsboro; sister, Alice Peters of Medora; half-sister, Anne Neufeld of Reedly, Calif.; brothers-in-law, Frank Peters of Hillsboro and Raymond Schneider of Wichita; and sisters-in-law, Corene Chapman of Wichita and Clara Franz of Hutchinson

FRANZ, Ralph M.
b. 11 Nov 11, 1903 - Rozel, Kansas
d. 26 Mar 2004 - Larned, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, March 28, 2004
Son of Hugo and Sarah Beaman Franz. In 1924, he married Elsie JONES. She died in 1998. On Nov. 11, 1956, he married Myrtle E.CROWELL at Larned. She died April 9, 1999. Survivors include: a son, Virgil, Lindale, Texas; a stepdaughter, Ruth Felder, Nekoma; three grandchildren, Julene Reed, Memphis, Tenn., and Mark and Lori Franz, Austin, Texas; a step-grandson, Fred Felder, Nekoma; two great-grandchildren, Angela Tull, Memphis, Tenn., and Amanda Reed, Chicago; two step-great-grandchildren, Bruce and Michael Felder, Nekoma; numerous nephews and nieces; and a special caregiver and close friend, Loretta Rose. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Delores Franz; three brothers, Dewey, Alfred and Hugo; and a sister, Mildred Jensen. Burial will be in Larned Cemetery, Larned.

FRANZEN, Doris - See Doris Darling

FRANZEN, Emma Grace
Family from Germany
b.  17 Jan 2001 - Newton, Kansas
d.  25 Feb 2002 - Wichita, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - February 27, 2002
Daughter of Dean and Kristine Blank Franzen. Survivors include: her parents, of the home; a sister, Hannah, of the home; grandparents, Eugene and Doris Franzen, both of rural Canton, and H.D. and Rosina Blank, both of Sedgwick; great-grandparents, John and Isabelle Davis, both of Raymond; and Karl H. and Maria Plank, both of Wilhelmshaven, Germany. There will be private family burial in Alexanderwohl Church Cemetery, rural Goessel.

b. 10 Oct 1923 - Oologah, Oklahoma
d. 23 Nov 2004 - Hillsboro, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, November 25, 2004, Newton Kansan - Saturday, November 27, 2004
Daughter of John and Mary Hein Franzen. On Nov. 6, 1942, she married Harrison KOOP at Hillsboro. He died in 1970. Survivors include: two daughters, Judy Klein, Hillsboro, and Connie Freeborn, Florence; two sisters, Florence Friessen, Hillsboro, and Jane Couts, Hemet, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, David; and a daughter, Marcia Schroeder. Burial will be in Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery.

FRANZEN, Imelda E.
b. abt 1921
d. 25 Nov 2006 - Sheboygan, Wisconsin
From The Sheboygan Press - 28 November 2006
Imelda E. Chrispens (Nee Franzen) Joined her loving husband, Edward in Eternal Life Saturday, November 25, 2006, age 85. Dear mother of Darlene (Roger) Berndt, Patricia (Michael) Phelps, Juliana Chrispens (Tim Lynch) and the late Fred Fischer. Proud grandmother of Dean, Michael, Dawn, DeAnn, Rebecca and Michael. Proud great-grandmother of Nenalynn, Cristian and Landon. Dear mother-in-law of Sandy Fischer. Burial at Highland Memorial.

FRANZEN, Lorraine M.
b. 29 May 2004 - Chilton, Wisconsin
d. 7 Jan 2004 - Sheboygan, Wisconsin
From The Sheboygan Press- January 9, 2004
Born to Nicholas and Kathryn (Giebl) Franzen. On June 17, 1933, Lorraine and Raymond PELCHEN were united in marriage. Raymond preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 1976. Lorraine is survived by three daughters, Nancy Weber, Rogene (Leonard) Johnson and Kathy (Orlan) Hilbelink, all of Sheboygan; eight grandchildren, Jeffery Weber, Vicki (Rick) Bersch, Sally Weber, Bonnie Weber, Kris Weber, Wendy (John) Snider, Jason (Dianna) Hilbelink and Ryan Hilbelink; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Clem (June) Franzen of Sheboygan; a sister, Imelda Crispens of Milwaukee; other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband, Lorraine was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters. Burial will take place in Lutheran Cemetery.

FREAUFF, Nettie - See Nettie Bernhardt

FRECH, Katherine E. -  See Katherine E. Young

FREDERICK, Mollie - See Mollie Miller

FREED, Dorothy Mae - See Dorothy Mae Lenhart

FREEMAN, Ruby L. Hopkins - See Ruby L. Koehn

b. 16 October1925 - El Dorado, Kansas
d. 10 Feb 2004 - Hutchinson, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, February 11, 2004
Daughter of Albert and Dorothy Paxton Freeman. On June 1, 1946, she married Leonard L. GALLIART at Lyons. He survives. Other survivors include: four sons, David, Winfield, Michael, Lenexa, Randy, Chase, and Shawn Galliart, Hutchinson; four daughters, Michele McKoy, Nixa, Mo., Renee Sutton and Charisse Shephard, both of Lyons, and Denise Thiessen, McPherson; a sister, Freda Evans, Hutchinson. She was preceded in death by a sister, Pat Foreman; and three great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Lyons Municipal Cemetery, Lyons.

FREES, Anna K.
b. 3 Apr 1893, Barton County
d. 13 Mar 1983, Ellsworth
From Hutchinson News - Tuesday, March 15, 1983
She married John H. EHLER June 10, 1914, at Holyrood. He died Feb. 5, 1966. Survivors: sons, Harold, Holyrood; Lloyd, Great Bend; daughters, Verna Smith,, Pueblo, Colo.; Vera Farabough, Hardin, Okla.; Gladys Bishop, Shattuck, Okla.; brother, William Frees, Holyrood.

b. 21 Jul 1887 - Wilson, Kansas
d. July 1960 - Wilson, Kansas
From Wilson World 24 July 1960
Anna Freibus Wallert . Survivors are: Husband, Alex, four daughters, Mrs. Henry Blehm of Ellis; Andrew Galliart of Beaver, Chris Betz of Wilson and R. E. Sheridan of NYC. Five sons, Edwin, Elmer, Albert and Leonard of Wilson and Raymond of Gorham; two sisters, Mrs. Lew Whirmer , Wilson and Mrs. Chas. Garrett of Oakley. Buried in Wilson Cemetery.

FRENCH, Hazel N.
b. 3 Sep 1908 - Pawnee Rock, Kansas
d. 17 Jan 2004 - Hutchinson, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, January 18, 2004
Daughter of William Benjamin and Lydia Unruh French. On Aug. 3, 1928, she married Amos Robert JANTZ at Cimarron. He died Jan. 4, 1984. Survivors include: a son, Marvin, Pueblo, Colo.; four daughters, Mildred Griffin and Juanita Charmichael, both of Hutchinson, Myrna Moore, Iola, and Barbara Rowles, Bakersfield, Calif.; a sister, Ruth Unruh, Fowler. She was preceded in death by: two brothers, Merle and Alvin French; three sisters, Helen French, Ethel Course and Dorothy Vassek; and two grandsons, Marvin Borntrager and Stuart Griffin. Burial will be in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson.

FREHSE, Betty J. - See Betty J. Ewert

FREIDENBERGER, Sophie - See Sophie Kindsfater

FREITAG, Alice - See Alice Schmidt

b. 8 Sep 1928 - Walker, Kansas
d. 29 Dec 2005 - WaKeeney, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Sunday, January 1, 2006, Hays Daily News - Sunday, January 1,2006, Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter - Thursday, January 12, 2006
Born to Theo and Katie (Schulte) Freitag . She was married to Virgil J. PFANNENSTIEL on May 10, 1948, at Hays. She was preceded in death by an infant grandchild. Survivors include her husband, Virgil (PFANNENSTIEL), of the home; two sons, Dale and Rick, both of WaKeeney; seven daughters, Carol Rumback of Union, Mo., Judy Klaus of Munjor, Joyce Hertel of Hays, Diane Buchholz of Ellsworth, Vera Murphy and Kathy Pfannenstiel, both of Wakeeney, and Susan Pfannenstiel of Great Bend; two sisters, Dorothy Hammerschmidt and Dolores Augustine, both of Salina; 14 grandchildren; and eight great Burial will be in Christ the King Catholic Cemetery, Wakeeney.

b. 20 Jan 1915 - Walker, Kansas
d. 2 Fweb 2005 - Hays, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - February 3, 2005
Born to Henry and Elizabeth (Brockelman) Freitag. She married Robert TAUSCHER on Feb. 22, 1944. in Schoenchen. He died May 1, 1983. Survivors include her son, Charles Tauscher and wife, Jeanette, Hays; three daughters, Geraldine Phillip and husband, Ed, Lecompton, Vera Hintz and husband, Tom, Manhattan, and Janet Kirmer and husband, Ron, Great Bend; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Theodore Freitag, John Freitag and Lawrence Freitag, and five sisters, Anna Freitag, Loretta Hertel, Mary Scheck, Viola Dreher and Marcella Scheck. Burial in St. Anthony Cemetery, Schoenchen.

FRERICHS, Gertrude
b. 6 Mar 1919 - Filley, Nebraska
d. 2 Nov 2006 - Fort Collins, Colorado
From Coloradoan - November 7, 2006
Trudy was born March 6, 1919, to Gerhard and Gretje Meints Frerichs in Filley, Neb. She married Dick JURGENS of Pickrell, Neb. on Oct. 6, 1936. Trudy is survived by her children, Dorothy Simiele (Joseph) of North Tonawanda, N.Y., and Alice Buderus (Robert) of La Salle; grandchildren Eugene Simiele, Jana Frustaci, and Marla Reimers all of New York, Richard and Craig Jurgens of Fort Collins, Andrew Buderus of Milliken, and Nicholas Buderus of Platteville; great-grandchild-ren Matthew and Kyle Simiele, Joseph, Vittoria, and Katherine Frustaci, Tyler and Cody Reimers, all of New York, and Allison and Katelyn Buderus of Milliken; sisters, Mildred Ewald (Richard) of Greeley, and Irene Folkerts (Edwin) of Beatrice, Neb. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick, in 1967; son, Virgil Jurgens in 2003; daughter-in-law, Pat (Collard) Jurgens; grandson, Alexander Buderus in 1995; both parents; stepfather, Gerd Stevens; brothers, Lammert Frerichs and Ehme Stevens; and sisters, Marie Ideus, Abbie DeBuhr, and Tena Busboom.

FRERKING, Ella Rosa Alma
b. 26 February 1906 - Concordia, Missouri
d. 22 Aug 1988 - Herington, Kansas
Her husband , Fred R. (KLEIN), died November 9, 1963. Survivors include a daughter, Geraldine Schlesener of Hope; a brother, Lambert Frerking at Prairie Village; two sisters, Hilda Holsten and Edna Jungklaus, both of Concordia, Mo.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Burial will be in the Lincolnville Cemetery.

FRERKING, Martha - See Martha Katherine Henrietta Mueller

FREY, Clara
b. 15 Jun 1892, Plainville, Ill
d. 29 Jul 1984, Scott City
From Newspaper Clipping
She married Chris STOPPEL, JR. April 18, 1917, Wilson. He died November 5, 1981. Survivors: sons: Melvin, Duane, both Scott City.

FREY, Elizabeth M. - See Elizabeth M. Hiebert

FREY, Fern B. - See Fern B. Strecker

FREY, Hannah - See Hannah Reiswig

FREY, Lewis N.
b. 6 Dec 1922 - Great Bend, Kansas
d. 10 May 1986 - Great Bend, Kansas
He married Fern STRECKER June 16, 1946, at Great Bend. She died June 13,1985.

FREY, Lewis N.
b. 6 Dec 1922 - Great Bend, Kansas
d. 10 May 1986 - Great Bend, Kansas
From funeral card
Officiating: Rev. Robert Studtmann and Rev. Charles Tews. Music: Congregational singing "My Faith Looks Up To Thee"; "How Great Thou Art" by vocalist: Gretchen Shultz and organist: Lisa Studtmann. Casket Bearers: Carl Stultz, Curt Evers, Kirby Evers, Jack Horn, Eddie Klug, and Bob Folsom. Honorary casketbearers: Charles Marshall, Newt Ballhorst, and Bob Stricker. Interment: Great Bend Cemetery, Gt. Bend, KS

FREY, Theodore
b. 3 JUL 1878, Indian Territory,Stafford,South Dakota
d. 4 FEB 1980, Stafford District Hospital,Kansas
Married Louise Ehrlich 8 Oct 1907 at Marion, KS. She d. 14 Jan, 1967. Survivors: daus: Mrs. Irene Georg, St. John; Mrs. Nora Hall, Wichita; Sisters: Mrs. Jennie Boehi, Portland Ore; Mrs. Rose McAdams, Oregon City, Oregon.

FRICK, Catherine - See Catherine Langhofer

FRICK, Josephine - See Josephine Steckel

FRICK, Juanita A.
b. 2 Jul 1907 - Durham, Kansas
d. 17 Dec 2005 - Salina, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Monday, December 19, 2005
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mildred M. UNRUH. Survivors include two sons, Harlon of Las Vegas and Glenn of Strong City; two daughters, Lois Varner of Salina and Jenny Lee Plenert. Burial in Valley View Cemetery, Roxbury.

FRICK, Linel
b. 5 May 1911 - Durham, Kansas
d. 30 Oct 2003 - Marion, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, November 2, 2003
Son of Alex and Lula Schlehuber Frick. Survivors include: a sister, Juanita Unruh, Salina; and many nephews and nieces. Burial will be in Frick Cemetery, rural Durham.

FRICKE, Louis L.
b. 19 Dec 1923, Wymore, Nebr.
d. 1 Aug 2001, Lincoln, Nebr.
Lincoln Journal Star, August 18, 2001
Son of Herman F. and Esther M.(Ertl) Fricke. Survivors: wife, Elaine; daughters, sons-in-law, Teresa and Kent Hansen, Christine and Dan Shield; grandchildren, Nicole and Alex Shield, Rylee Marie Hansen; brothers, sisters-in-law, Herbert and Alice, Lincoln, John "Jack" and Phyllis, Salem, Ore., Edward and Josephine, Carl and Barbara, all Lincoln; sisters, Mary Ellen Lorenz, Ralston, Elaine Schwindt, Lincoln. Preceded in death by parents; brothers-in-law, John Schwindt, Alex Lorenz. Wyuka Cemetery.

FRICKEL, Katharina Elisabeth
b. 15 Sep 1842 - Werschinska, Kautz
d. 28 Nov 1921 - Wakeeney, Kansas
From Heritage Review - 27 March 1997 - DFP 20 Dec 1921 Nr 2481
Father - Adam Frickel. Buried 30 November 1921. Immigrated with parents to Ahrenfeld, Samara. Married widower Georg Adam MAI (died 21 July 1921). 13 Children. Survivors: 2 sons, 1 daughter, 1 stepson George Adam Mai, Jr. (Wakeeney, Kansas). Immigrated 1900 near Russell, Kansas.

FRIEBUS, Agnes -  See Agnes Lichtner

FRIEBUS, Agnes Barbara
b. 10 May 1908 - Phillips County, Kansas
d. 28 Mary 1979 - Great Bend, Kansas
From Obituary
Daughter of John Carl and Katherine Barbara (Preuss) Friebus. On November 28, 1949, she was united in marriage to Tim A. EKSTROM at Stuttgart, Kansas. Those who preceded her in death were her parents and one brother, Carl Friebus. She is survived by her husband, Tim A. Ekstrom, of the home in Great Bend; four brothers, Paul and Walter Friebus, both of Omak, Washington, Theodore of Phillipsburg, Kansas, and Leonard of garden City. Source: Agnes Friebus Ekstrom obituary possibly from memorial service card.

FRIEBUS, Agnes Sophia
b. 26 Jan. 1890 - Wilson, Kansas
d. 3 Mar 2000 - Ness City, Kansas
From Hutchinson News - March 5, 2000
Daughter of John and Anna Friebus. On Dec. 28, 1916, she married John TITTEL at Bazine. He died April 24, 1969. Survivors include: four sons, Al, Great Bend, Werner "Vernie," Hays, Theodore "Ted," Cincinnati, and Carl, Gore, Okla.: a daughter, Regina Stoppel, Ness City. She was preceded in death by three sons, Otto, Edward and Gerhardt; a daughter, Betty Waterhouse; five brothers, William, Erich, Carl, Theodore and Traugott Friebus; four sisters, Emma Homeier, Theresa Galliardt, Margaret Tittel and Anna Friebus.

b. 2 Jul 1830 - Germany (Russia)
d. 5 Nov 1909 - Wilson, Kansas
From The Ellsworth Messenger - November 18, 1909
Mrs. Agnes Friebus died at her home, south of Wilson, November 5, of dropsy of the heart. The funeral was held from the German Lutheran Church south of town, Sunday, November 7, and was attended by many friends of the family. The deceased was 79 years, 4 months and 3 days old at the time of her death. She was born in Germany [Russia], and later came to this county, living near Wilson a good many years. Her husband, Chris Friebus, and several children survive her. She was a member of the Lutheran church, was a kind wife and mother, and a friend to all. Note: Agnes Marie Lichtner Friebus is the wife of Johann Christian FRIEBUS Friebus. Agnes was born in Kaneau, Kanton Katharinenstadt, Russia.

FRIEBUS, Anna Elizabeth
b. Dec 1888 - Ellsworth, Kansas
d. 6 Oct 1907 - Ellsworth, Kansas
From Wilson Echo - October 10, 1907
Oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Friebus, at Ellsworth, Kansas. During the 18 years of her life, she has been a good true christian [sic] and in the sad bereavement her father, mother, brothers and sisters find a great comfort in the fact that she has gone to a land where death is unknown and friends are never parted. The family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire neighborhood. Funeral services are being held today (Tuesday) in the German Lutheran Church. Thou art gone, our own dear loved one, To a fairer home than this; To a land of light and sunshine, To the heaven of thy bliss; But the ties of earth are broken, Till we meet with God above, Where we know but joy and gladness, Life and light and peace and love. School was dismissed Tuesday afternoon and all attended the funeral of their deceased school-mate, Miss Anna Friebus.

FRIEBUS, Anna Maria (Mary) Elizabeth) -  See Anna Marie Friebus

FRIEBUS, Anna Marie
b. 18 May 1866 - Thelausa, Russia
d. 2 Nov 1952 - Wilson, Kansas
From Wilson World - January 6, 1952
In 1878 she emigrated to Cape Town, Africa. Several years later, in 1881, she came to this country, locating at Lincoln, Nebr. In 1888 she was united in marriage to John FRIEBUS at Ellsworth, Kans. To this union ten children were born: five sons and five daughters; one of whom, Annie, died in her youth, in 1907. Her husband passed away in 1926. She leaves to mourn nine children: Mrs. Agnes Tittel, of Ness City; Mrs. Emma Homeier, Wilson; William Friebus, Woodland, Calif.; Erich Friebus, Mrs. Theresa Galliart [Galliardt], Wilson; Mrs. Margaret Tittel, Ness City; Carl Friebus, Wilson; Theodore Friebus, Greeley, Colo.; Traugott Friebus, Wilson; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Kathryn Friebus, of Phillipsburg; one brother-in-law, David Anschutz, of Wilson.

FRIEBUS, Anna Marie
b. 26 Feb 1862 - Theausa, Russia
d. 13 Jun 1945 - Hays, Kansas
From Phillips County Review - June 21 and 25, 1945
Anna Maria Friebus, a daughter of Johann Christian Friebus and his wife, Agnes nee Lichtner, was born February 26, 1862 at Thelausa in Russia. In 1878 [1877] the deceased emigrated with her parents from Russia to South Africa, living in the city of Cape Town for the next 12 years. In 1892 she came to America with her parents, the family settling at Wilson, Kans. On May 1, 1892, Anna Marie Friebus was united in marriage to the Rev. Traugott SCHULZ, then pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran church at Stuttgart. This marriage was blessed with six children, four of whom, Erna, Traugott, Gertrude and Lydia surviving the mother. One adopted son Edmund, and one foster-son, Rudolph, have been brought up in her home and shared her mother love with her own children.. On January 13, 1937, the Lord called her husband from her side. Her passing is mourned by her children, Mrs. Erna Beckmann; Mr. Traugott Schulz; Mrs. Gertrude Anschutz; Mrs. Lydia Schmidt; Edmund Schulz, and Rudolph Schulz; three sons-in-law; two daughters-in-law; two sisters-in-law; Mrs. Katharine Friebus and Mrs. Anna Friebus.

FRIEBUS, Carl Christian
b. 12 Dec 1900 - Russell County, Kansas
d. 12 Mar 1968 - Great Bend, Kansas
Claflin Clarion, Claflin, Kansas, Thursday, March 14, 1968.
He married Emma GALLIART on October 26, 1927, at Claflin. Survivors include the widow and one son, Paul, of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Alvin (Clara) Seyfert, Hunter; three grandchildren; four brothers: William,Eric and Traugott, all of Wilson, and Ted, Greeley, Colo.; and four sisters: Mrs. Agnes Tittel and Mrs. Margaret Tittel, both of Ness City; Mrs. Emma Homeier and Mrs. Tracy Galliart, both of Wilson. Burial will be in the Claflin Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Elmer Stueder, Albert Soeken,Ernrst Grossardt, Pasrvin Garrett, Maynard Hardten and George Greenhardt.

FRIEBUS, Edith A. - See Edith A. Coffeen

FRIEBUS, Effie E. - See Effie E. Waymaster

FRIEBUS, Emma Clara - See Emma Clara Galliart

FRIEBUS, Emma Rosalie
b. 6 Jan 1892 - Wilson, Kansas
d. 26 Nov 1977 - Wilson, Kansas
From Russell Daily News - November 28, 1977
She married Wilhelm HOMEIER Oct. 15, 1907, in Wilson. He died in 1956. Survivors include four sons--Edmund H. Homeier, Wilson, Fred E. Homeier, Sylvan Grove, Alfred T. Homeier, Wilson, and Lenhardt E. Homeier, Dorrance; four brothers--William, Eric, and Traugott Friebus, all of Wilson, and Theodore Friebus of Greeley, Colo.; three sisters--Mrs. Agnes Tittel and Mrs. Margaret Tittel, both of Ness City, and Mrs. Theresa Galliart [Galliardt] of Wilson.

b. 17 Jan 1895 - Wilson, Kansas
d. 22 Jan 1952 - Ellsworth, Kansas
From The Wilson World - January 28, 1982
He is survived by two brothers: Ted of Greeley, Colo., and Traugott of Wilson; three sisters: Mrs. Agnes Tittel and Mrs. Margaret Tittel, both of Ness City, and Mrs. Theresa Galliardt of Wilson.

FRIEBUS, Ernest F.
b. 12 Nov 1918, Plymouth Township
d. 29 Nov 1987, Dorrance
From Newspaper Clipping
He married Edith COFFEEN Aug. 28, 1949, at Dorrance. Survivors: wife; brothers, Leo, Dorrance; Melvin, Salina; sisters: Ella Rumley, Wilson; Elsie Sebesta, Wilson; and Violet Stull, Salina.

FRIEBUS, John Christian
b. 20 Jan 1874 - Fischer, Russia
d. 24 Dec 1953 - Ellsworth, Kansas
Pamphlet from the Funeral Home - Official Clergy Rev. Andrew Schempp - Final resting Place - Dorrance Cemetery. Casketbearers: Albert Whitmer, Andy Galliart, Edwin Wallert, Paul Whitmer, Henry Blehm, Albert Wallert

FRIEBUS, Katherine Elizabeth
b. 6 Nov 1867 - Thelausa, Russia
d. 24 Mar 1948 - Wilson, Kansas
From Wilson World - March 25, 1948 and April 1, 1948
Wife of David ANSCHUTZ. She came to Wilson with her parents at an early age. Besides her husband and daughter, she leaves five sons, Ernest, of Phillipsburg; Albert, of Topeka; and Arthur, Henry and William, of Wilson; a sister, Mrs. Anna Friebus, of Wilson. Daughter of Carl and Marie Friebus, was born in Thelausa (also known as Fischer) Russia, on November 6, 1867. At the age of ten she left with her family for Cape Town, Cape Colony, South Africa, where the family resided for 7 years. In the year 1885 she came with her family to America, to Lincoln, Nebr., and then to Wilson. On November 20, 1888, she was united in marriage to David ANSCHUTZ of Wilson. She leaves to mourn her loss, her bereaved husband, six children, namely: Ernest E., of Phillipsburg; Albert H., and Mrs. Dorothy Schulz, of Topeka; and Henry N., William F., and Arthur R., of Wilson. One son, Carl H., preceded her in death in 1932. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Anna Friebus, of Wilson.

FRIEBUS, Leonard
b. 21 Oct 1913
d. 7 Aug 1988 - Wichita, Kanas
From The Wichita Eagle Beacon - August 8, 1988
Survivors: daughters, Paula Anderson, Jeanette Waggoner.; brothers, Ted of Phillipsburg, Walter of Minnesota, Paul of Washington.

FRIEBUS, Margaret Dorothea
b. 12 May 1899 - Wilson, Kansas
d. 4 Jan 1997 - Larned, Kansas
From Wilson World - January 9, 1997
Daughter of John and Anna Elizabeth Friebus. On Nov. 2, 1919, she married Albert John TITTEL at Bazine. He died March 2, 1982. Survivors include: two sons, Ben Tittel, Ness City, and Elmer Tittel, Scott City; two daughters, Hulda Dye, Ness City, and Emma Jones, Larned; a sister, Agnes Tittel, Ness City.

FRIEBUS, Marie Elisabeth
b. 28 Sep 1855
d. 25 Apr 1886 - Hays, Kansas
From The Star-Sentinel, Hays - 29 April 1886
Mrs. Mary Herdlang [Hertlein], wife of Nick HERTLANG [Hertlein], after a protracted illness--aged 32 years. A husband and two children are left to mourn her loss. The remains were followed to their last resting place in the Hays City Cemetery on Tuesday last by a large number of friends.

FRIEBUS, Theodore
b. 7 Jun 1904 - Wilson, Kansas
d. 24 Sep 1989 - Greeley, Kansas
From The Wilson World - October 12, 1989
Son of John and Anna Friebus. He married Eunice M. SMITH, Jan. 10, 1927 at Russell. Survivors include his wife, Eunice, of the home; four daughters, Violet Watson, Loretta Clark, Barbara Tracy, and Bonnie Korgan; two sons, Ray and Don. A son and a granddaughter preceded him in death.

FRIEBUS, Theresa
b. 7 Jun 1898 - Russell County, Kansas
d. 8 Oct 1989 - Wilson, Kansas
Her husband, Fred (GILLIARDT) died in 1971, and she was preceded in death by a son. Survivors included a son, Ray of Hays, four daughters, Irene Wyatt of Fort Worth, Texas, Eleanor Hamby and Marie Helus, both of Hutchinson, and Leona Wuistinger of Burleson, Texas; two sisters, Agnes Tittle and Margaret Tittle, both of Ness City; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Burial will be in the Wilson Cemetery.

FRIEBUS, Traugott Edwin
b. 6 Mar 1907 - Russell County, Kansas
d. May 18,1983 - Ellsworth, Kansas
From Wilson World - May 19, 1983
Surviving are his wife, Effie, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond Vopat and Mrs. Gene Keller; a brother, Ted, Greeley, Colo.; three sisters, Mrs. Theresa Galliart [Galliardt], Wilson, Mrs. Agnes Tittel, and Mrs. Margaret Tittel, both of Ness City.

FRIEBUS, William Frederick
b. 3 Oct 1893 - Russell County, Kansas
d. 22 Jun 1978 - Ellsworth, Kansas
From Wilson World - June 29, 1978
He is survived by three brothers, Eric and Traugott, Wilson; Thedore [sic], Colorado and three sisters, Agnes Tittel and Margaret Tittel, Ness City and Theresa Galliart [Galliardt], Wilson.

b. 8 Dec 1919 - San Francisco, California
d. 14 Jul 2003 - Lodi, California
From Lodi News-Sentinel - Wednesday, July 16, 2003, Lodi, CA
She married Bohuslav "Cyril" FRIED on Jan. 21, 1950, in San Francisco. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Buhuslav "Cyril" Fried, of Lodi; daughter, Maryann Davis, of Galt; sister, Florence Dumbauld, of Longview, Wash.; three grandchildren and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her brother, Gabriel; and three sisters, Elizabeth, Elaine and Tiberia.

b. 1 Oct 1914 - Tampa, Kansas
d. 28 Apr 1995 - Granbury, Texas
GRANBURY, Texas - Verna R. Longhofer. She was preceded in death by her husband, William A. "Bill" in 1976 and two sons, Francis and Lloyd. Survivors include two sons, Eugene "Gene" of Fort Worth, Texas, and Jerry of Hugoton, Kan.; a brother, Kap Friedli of Livingston, Kan.; a sister, Dorthea Weber of Topeka, Kan.; and five grandchildren.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.

FRIEHAUF, Mary Margaret Graham - See Mary Margaret Yoder

FRIEHAUF, Mollie - See Mollie Ruhl

b. 29 Aug 1951 - Brush, Colorado
d. 2 Nov 2002 - Fort Collins, Colorado
From Fort Collins Coloradoan, Fort Collins, Colorado - Nov. 5, 2002
Stanley Friehauf was born Aug. 29, 1951, in Brush to Lydia Reichert Friehauf and Edwin J. Friehauf. He married Jean "Jeanie" ERBES on Jan. 25, 1975, in Windsor. Survivors include his wife, Jean Friehauf of Windsor; his father, Edwin J. Friehauf of Brush; a son, Paul Friehauf and his fiancée, Nicole, of Laramie, Wyo.; a daughter, Melody King and her husband, Adam, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; a sister, Patricia A. Drzewiecki of Jackson, Mich.; three brothers, Edwin F. Friehauf of Cheyenne, Robert E. Friehauf of Fort Collins and Ronald C. Friehauf of Brush. His mother preceded him in death.

FRIES, John, Jr.
b. 25 Aug 1919 - Lincoln, Nebraska
d. 8 Aug 2006 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 10 Aug 2006
Interment will be at the Bayard Cemetery. Born to John Fries, Sr. and Katie (Knaub) Fries.. He married Clara DIENES KONCABA in 1969. Survivors include his son, John Calvin Fries; daughter, Penne Claussen; stepsons, Julius (Jeanette) Koncaba of Gering, Ernie (Joyce) Koncaba and Tony (Beth) Koncaba all of Bayard, Charles Koncaba and Brenda Boettcher both of Hay Springs; brothers, Clarence (Elsie) Fries, Harvey (Linda) Fries, Marvin (Delores) Fries, Jack Fries, Larry (Trudi) Fries, Ed (Kate) Fries; sisters, Pauline Gillies, Florence Treinen, Dorothy (Jim) Fries, Susan (Jerry) Ross; and numerous grandchildren. His parents, wife Clara, brothers Herman and Victor Fries, and sister Helen Hensel precede him in death

FRIESEN, Abraham K.
b. 12 April 1910 - Meade, Kansas
d. 9 Feb 2004 - Hesston, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, February 12, 2004, Newton Kansan - Thursday, February 12, 2004
Son of Henry H. and Kathrina Friesen Friesen. On Aug. 22, 1945, he married Dorothy WIEBE at Beatrice, Neb. She survives. Other survivors include: four daughters, Karen Franz, Manhattan, Judy Williams, Spokane, Wash., Arlene Schmidt, Newton, and Jane Friesen, Archbold, Ohio; four sisters, Ann Friesen, Dodge City, Elizabeth Friesen and Helen Isaac, both of Garden City, and Sally Lohrenz, Fairview, Okla. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry and John; and two sisters, Martha Claassen and Katie Welker.Burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Newton.
b. 19 Feb 1914 - McPherson County, Kansas
d. Oct 2003 - Moundridge, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, October 24, 2003
Daughter of Dietrich Friesen and Marie Wiens. On Nov. 30, 1939, she married Ervin B. GOERING at Inman. He died Aug. 23, 2000. Survivors include: a son, Eldon "Jim" Goering, Newton; two daughters, Velma Voth, Kansas City, Kan., and Mary Higgins, Walton; two brothers, Jake Friesen, Inman, and Walter Friesen, Shell Knob, Mo.; a sister, Helen Ediger, Meade. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Martin Friesen; and a sister, Katherine Wiens. Burial in North Inman Cemetery.

FRIESEN, Albert E.
b. 2 Feb 1909, Lehigh, Kansas
d. 27 Jun 2000, Springfield, Missouri
From Salina Journal - June 28, 2000
His wife, Kathryn E. , died in 1993. Survivors include a son, Robert D.; a daughter, Sharon Hamilton.

FRIESEN, Alfred W.
b. abt 1927
d. 9 Oct 2006 - Reedley, California
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, October 12, 2006
Survivors include: his wife of 56 years, Dolores, Reedley, Calif.; a son, David and wife Deborah, Fresno, Calif., grandchildren, Michael, Mile High, Calif., Matthew, Kingsburg, Calif., and Emilie, Davis, Calif.; a son, Dale and wife Julie, San Jose, Calif., grandchildren, Nick, Fresno, Calif., and Ethan, San Jose, Calif.; a sister, Arlene Dahl and husband Calvin, New Hope, Minn.; brother, Vernon and wife Rachel, Hillsboro; brother, Orval and wife Jean, Fremont, Calif.; brother, Norman and wife Doris, Shafter, Calif.; brother, Andy and wife Bonnie, Hillsboro; brother-in-law, Leonard Klassen, Marion; and many other close friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by a sister, Rosalie Klassen, of Marion.

Family from Ukraine
b. 20 Jun 1917 - Inman, Kansas
d. 27 Mar 2003 - Shawnee Mission, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, March 28, 2003
Burial will be beside her husband, Edward, at the Buhler Cemetery, Buhler, Kan. The Friesen farm was part of the surrounding Mennonite community originally settled by immigrants from the Ukraine. She married Edward D. WIENS on July 5, 1940, and they settled in Hutchinson to raise their five children. She was preceded in death by Edward D. Wiens, her husband of 59 years, and one granddaughter, Amber Chappel. She is survived by three daughters and two sons. Her daughters are Bonnie Hodge and husband Bill of Des Moines, Iowa, Shirley Chappel of Prairie Village, Kan., Patricia Blackman and husband David of Troy, NY. Her sons are Lewis Wiens and wife Susan of Lake Quivira, Kan., and Ronnie Wiens and wife Julie of Tucson, Ariz. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren, two brothers and one sister.

b. unk
d. abt 1924
From Mennonite Weekly Review - Tuesday, January 8, 1924
Mrs. George Martens of Inola, Okla., who had recently come to Kansas in search of better health, died at Hillsboro last wek and was buried Sunday afternoon. Funeral services were held at the Bruderthal Church. Two of Mrs. Martens sons were here from Inola for the funeral, as was Rev.S. Mouttet.

FRIESEN, Anna K. - See Anna K. Isaac

FRIESEN, Anna W. - See Anna W. Wiens

b. 3 Feb 1921 - Meade, Kansas
d. 19 May 2006 - Sedgwick, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, May 22, 2006
Daughter of Jacob R. and Katie R. Classen Friesen. On July 20, 1941, she married Jonn C. SIEMENS in Meade. He died Aug. 3, 1988. Survivors include: three sons, Ronald, Leander and Loel; two daughters, Lois Ann Crisp and Malvina Buller; five brothers, Abe Z., Cornie Z., Henry Z., Peter Z. and Isaac Z. Friesen; a sister, Margaret Reimer; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Graveside service in Emmanuel Mennonite Cemetery, Meade.

FRIESEN, Arthur S.
b. 10 Nov 1914 - Steinbach Manitoba, Canada
d. 21 Aug 2002 - Montezuma, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - August 23, 2002
He was born Nov. 10, 1914, at Steinbach Manitoba, Canada, the son of Johan and Barbara Sobering Friesen-Penner. On Oct. 29, 1947, he married Lucille DIRKS at Greensburg. She died June 4, 2002. Survivors include: three daughters, Andree Litwiller, Farmington, Ky., Barbara Nightengale and Cynthia Koehn, both of Scott City; a brother, Jim Friesen, Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Henry, Andrew and Abe; and a sister, Helen Wiebe. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Fairview Cemetery, Greensburg.

FRIESEN, Beatrice Virginia - See Beatrice Virginia Garrett

FRIESEN, Betty L. - See Betty L. McDermott

b. 22 May 1911 - McPherson County, Kansas
d. 21 Feb 1995 - Russell, Kansas
From Frieda Karst Collection
Son of John C. and Helena (Bergman) Friesen. He was a resident of Russell since 1936, moving from McPherson. He married Gladys L. DOLE Jan. 7, 1938, at Gt. Bend. Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Steven Friesen of Barrington, IL; three daughters, Peggy Barrington of Victoria, TX; Connie Krug of Russell; and Terry McKown of Valley Center; two sisters, Nell Clark of Yuma, AZ; and Esther Beutler of Hemet, CA; 8 grandchildren;1 step- grandchildren; 7 gt.grandchildren; 1 step gt.grandchild. He was preceded in death by two brothers, including John Friesen; and five sisters. Burial in the Russell City Cemetery

b. 1 Nov 1922 - Hillsboro, Kansas
d. 23 Nov 2003 - Hillsboro, Kansas
Salina Journal - Tuesday, November 25, 2003, Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, November 25, 2003
Son of Abraham D. and Susanna Penner Friesen. On July 15, 1945, he married Ruby KLEIN at Peabody. Survivors include his wife, Ruby of Hillsboro; two sons, Dennis of Herington and Gary of Hutchinson; two daughters, Sally Neufeld of Inman and Brenda Maddox of Marion; two brothers, T.A. "Ted" of Hillsboro and Alvin of Hesston; three sisters, Linda Bartel of American Falls, Idaho, Edna Reimer of Hesston and Evelyn Harms of Moundridge. Burial will be in Haven of Rest Cemetery, rural Hillsboro.

b. abt 1917 - Hillsboro, Kansas
d. 15 Jul 2006 - Lexington, Kentucky
From Hillsboro Star Journal - July 26, 2006
Son of Peter and Alice Friesen. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ann Anderson. Survivors include his wife, Wilma NELSON Friesen; son, Jerold; three daughters, Julie Allen, Melinda Friesen, and Elisa Smith; brother, Paul Friesen; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

FRIESEN, Clifford F.

b. 27 Sep 1915 - Hillsboro, Kansas
d. 16 May 2001 - Wichita, Kanas
From Hutchinson News (Kansas) - Friday, May 18, 2001
Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Son of Dietrich Warkentine and Agnes R. Wohlgemuth Friesen. On March 16, 1941, he married Inez UNRUH at his parents' home west of Newton. She died Aug. 29, 1999. Survivors include: two sons, Jerry V. and Stephen F; a daughter, Janice D. Brockleman; two brothers, Vernon L., Hilliard, Ohio, and Virgil W., Newton; a sister, Beatrice V. Sawatzky, Corn, Okla. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sue Ann; a brother, Levi; and two sisters, Bernice Harder and Faye May Doyle. Burial will be in Restlawn Gardens of Memory, Newton.

FRIESEN, Cornie Z. and Anna K.
60th Wedding Anniversary
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, November 21, 2004
Cornie Z. and Anna K. Friesen, Hesston, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Thanksgiving in Kansas City, Kan. The couple was married Nov. 12, 1944, in Meade. He was the owner of Friesen Windmill and Supply Inc. for 52 years. They are retired and reside at Schowalter Villa in Hesston. Hosts for the celebration will be their children and families, Galen and Easther Friesen, Kansas City, Lee Friesen, St. Joe, Mo., and Weldon and Margaret Friesen, Meade. They have five grandchildren.

b. 26 Dec 1959 - Hutchinson, Kansas
d. 13 Nov 2005 - St. Louis, Missouri
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, November 18, 2005
Daughter of Roy W. and Jo Carol Smith Friesen. Survivors include: a daughter, Rachel Leigh Feaster, Manchester, Mo.; a brother, Dennis J. Friesen, Lakewood, Colo.; her parents, Roy W. and Jo Carol Friesen, Shell Knob, Mo.; and a grandmother, Mrs. Glenn Smith, St. John. Graveside service at Fairview Park Cemetery, St. John.

FRIESEN, Delbert
b. 18 Apr 1942 - Canton, Oklahoma
d. 2 Aug 2002 - Yellowstone National Park, Montana
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - August 8, 2002
He was born April 18, 1942, at Canton, Okla.. He taught physics at Bethel College from 1971 to 1976, and was a physics professor at Whitworth College, Spokane, Wash. He is survived by his mother; and a brother.

b. 27 Nov 1936 - Meade, Kansas
d. 8 Nov 2004 - Fresno, California
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, November 21, 2004
On April 21, 1973, she married Edward PLANK at Meade. He survives. Other survivors include: a daughter, Denise Plank; a sister, Esther Smoker, Gap, Pa.; four brothers, Pete Friesen, Meade, Menno Friesen, Goshen, Ind., Dan Friesen, Denver, Marvin Friesen, Plains, Texas; three nephews, Eugene Friesen, Lincoln, Stanley Friesen, Meade, and Kevin Weins, Hutchinson; and a niece, Melody Weins Bontrager, No. Newton. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Margaret Wiens, Inman.

FRIESEN, Elfriede Helena
b. 29 Sept 1915 - Gretna, Manitoba
d. 19 May 2003 - Wichita, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - May 21, 2003
Daughter of Abraham and Agatha Friesen. Survivors include her husband, Peter G. PANKRATZ, of the home; two sons, Ronald and Dan, both of Wichita; two daughters, Anita Dirks, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Marilyn Forinash, Hays; a brother, Wilfred Friesen, Hampton, Va.; a sister, Louise, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Burial in Resthaven Cemetery, Wichita.

FRIESEN, Elizabeth Z.
b. 11 Apr 1925 - Meade County, Kansas
d. 30 Aug 2003 - Newton, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, September 2, 2003
Daughter of Jacob R. and Katharina R. Classen Friesen. On Aug. 4, 1946, she married Walter D. PENNER at Meade. He survives. Other survivors include: four sons, Ken and Gordon, both of Portland, Or., Wayne, Cuiba, Brazil, and Dale, Denver; two daughters, Genevieve Dyck, Elbing, and Darla Siebert, Owosso, Mich.; six brothers, Jacob Z. and Abram Z. Friesen, both of Meade, Henry Z., Milford, Neb., Cornelius Z., Hesston, Peter Z., Newton, and Issac Z. Friesen, Edinburg, Texas; two sisters, Margaret Z. Reimer, Hesston, and Anna Z. Siemens, North Newton; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, John Z. and Ben Z. Friesen; and two sisters, Katharina Z. Friesen and Susanna Z. Householter. A private graveside service will be at Restlawn Gardens of Memory, Newton.

b. 27 Aug 1925 - Inman, Kansas
d. 30 Oct 2003 - Inman, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, November 1, 2003
Daughter of Pete and Anna Pauls Friesen. On Jan. 19, 1947, she married Waldo F. ENNS at Inman. He survives. Other survivors include: two daughters, Joan Burdette, Lyons, and Kathy Voth, Inman; a brother, John Friesen, Junction City; two sisters, Matilda Stout, McPherson, and Betty Ely, Hutchinson. Burial will be in North Inman Cemetery, Inman.

FRIESEN, Emma - See Emma Wiebe

FRIESEN, Ethel I. -  See Ethel I. Wedel

FRIESEN, Eugene R.
b. 3 Aug 1925 - Montezuma, Kansas
d. 30 Oct 2003 - Johnson, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, November 1, 2003
Son of D.E. and Rica Unruh Friesen. On Sept. 16, 1951, he married Arlene H. TROYER. She survives. Other survivors include: three sons, Rodney J., Dodge City, Gary L., Scott City, and Bruce A., Garden City; a sister, Joan McDonald, Grove, Okla.; and a granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a brother, Alvin. Burial in Stanton County Cemetery, Johnson.

FRIESEN, Fern - See Fern Schafer

FRIESEN, George A.
b. 4 Oct 1925 - Mingo, Kansas
d. 9 Sep 2002 - Cody, Wyoming
From Newton Kansan - September 27, 2002
George A. "Bud" Friesen, 76, died Sept. 9, 2002, at his son's home in Cody, Wyo.
He was born Oct. 4, 1925, to George T. and Marie K. (Willems) Friesen in Mingo. He married Jeanne PROUTY Dec. 5, 1947, in Newton. She survives of Cody. He joined the Army in September 1944 and was active in the Pacific campaigns during World War II. Survivors include: two sons, George W. Friesen of Midland, Texas, and Shaun Friesen of Cody; a daughter Lorie Kunz of Cody; a sister, Evelyn Griffhorn-Gipson of Houston; and five grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by: a brother, Wilbur John Friesen; and a sister, LaVerna Garrett. Burial of cremains will be in Riverside Cemetery.

b.  29 Jun 1927 - Inman, Kansas
d.  20 Jun 2002 - Denver, Colorado
From Newton Kansan - June 26, 2002
Son of  Henry and Minnie (Ediger) Friesen. He married Patricia (CAPRON) Friesen. She survives. Other survivors include: four sons, Allen Friesen, Kerry Friesen, Russell Friesen and Craig Friesen; two daughters, Darcy Wilson and Kendra Zebrowski; a sister, Esther Buller of Hesston; and a brother, Elmer Friesen of Newton. He was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Regehr.

b. abt 1917
d. 31 Dec 2004 - Henderson, Nebraska
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, January 7, 2005
She was the mother of Jerry Friesen, McPherson.

FRIESEN, Helena - See Helena Wall

90th Birthday - Born 5 March 1914
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, February 29, 2004
Henry W. Friesen, Inman, will celebrate his 90th birthday with his family. He was born March 5, 1914, in a sod house west of Buhler, and was married to the former Matilda "Tillie" Neufeldt. She died in 2003. His children and spouses are Elaine and Jim Peterson, Sandy Bundy, all of Inman, Dennis and Judy Friesen, McPherson, and Dee and Ruth Friesen, Albuquerque, N.M.

b. 8 Jan 1930, Inola, Okla
d. 12 Sep 2005 - Hillsboro, Kansas
From Newton Kansan - Tuesday, September 13, 2005, Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, September 14, 2005.
Son of Jacob and Tina Harder Friesen He married Ruth WIEBE Aug. 12, 1955, in Delft, Minn. She survives of Hillsboro. Other survivors include: four sons, Stan, Buffalo, N.Y., Brad, Afghanistan, Daniel, Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Ron, Morocco; a daughter, Julie Reimer, Topeka; six brothers, John, Jake, Cal, Frank, Paul and Marvin; a sister, Esther Friesen; and 16 grandchildren. Burial will be in Ebenfeld Cemetery

FRIESEN, Herbert
b. 21 April 1910, Inman
d. 23 September 1996, Hillsboro, Kansas
Hillsboro, (KS) Star Journal, 2 October 1996.
Son of Peter D. and Elizabeth (Toews) Friesen. Having moved to Thomas County in western Kansas, he met Mildred HEINZE and was married Oct. 2, 1932. They made their home in the Mingo community for a time. Their first daughter, Donna, was born there. In 1935, he and his wife, Mildred, moved to Hillsboro, where he began working for Groening Motors. Their second daughter, Carol, was born soon after. Survivors include his wife, Mildred, Hillsboro; two daughters, Donna and husband Francis Richert Lane; Carol Stevenson, Alcalde, N.M.; two brothers, Sam and wife Juanita and Abe Friesen, all of Colby; one sister Marie Classen and husband Eric, Kingman; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Musicians were LeOra Grunau, organist and Allen Grunau, soloist. Pallbearers were Douglas Richert, Jared Richert, Marc Richert, Jonathan Richert, Criston Richert and Nick Scharenberg.

FRIESEN, Hilda - See Hilda Dick

FRIESEN, Homer and Eldena
50th Wedding Anniverary
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, July 20, 2003
Homer and Eldena Friesen, Elbing, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. July 27 at Newton Bible Church family Center, 900 Old Main, Newton. Friesen and the former Eldena Schroeder were married July 24, 1953, at Hooker, Okla. The couple served as missionaries in Ethiopia with Sudan Interior Missions, he as a builder and she as a nurse. He is retired as superintendent of buildings and grounds at Berean Academy, Elbing. She is retired from the Newton Medical Center. Hosts for the reception will be their children and families, Doug Friesen, Hutchinson, Marilyn and John Greenbush, San Diego, Janet and Len Regier, Newton, Donald and Sandy Friesen, Wichita, and Becky and Grant Ringler, Hutchinson. They have nine grandchildren.

b. 28 Apr 1911 - Jansen, Nebraska
d. 19 Dec 2005 - Hutchinson, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Son of Jacob M. and Maria Fast Friesen. On Sept. 20, 1936, he married Maryann PRIEB at Inman. She died Dec. 1, 1994. Survivors include: a son, Loren and wife, Cherry, Wichita; two daughters, Verleen Baerg and husband, Abe, Kennesaw, Ga., and Rosalyn Lauer and husband, Kenneth, Blue Springs, Mo.; a brother, the Rev. Abe L. Friesen, Buhler; two sisters, Katherine Penner, Inman, and Hulda Prieb, Inman; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Arnold; and a sister, Marie Siemens. Graveside service in Zoar Cemetery, rural Inman.

FRIESEN, Joel Wayne
b.  11 May 1938 - Hillsboro, Kansas
d.  21 Apr 2002 - Marion, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - April 24, 2002
Son of J.E. and Selma Plett Friesen. Survivors include: a brother, Paul, Troy, Mich.; and two sisters, Ruth Friesen, Wichita, and Mary Fightmaster, Phoenix, Ariz.  He was preceded in death by: his parents.

b. 21 Mar 1910 - Inman, Kansas
d. 29 Mar 2005 - Hutchinson, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, March 31, 2005
Son of Henry R. and Maria Willems Friesen. On Aug. 25, 1938, he married Milda I KOEPSEL FRIESEN at St. John's Lutheran Church, White City. He is survived by his wife of 66 years. Other survivors include: a daughter, Carol Chabin, Hutchinson; a daughter-in-law, Lindalou Friesen, Arlington, Va.; a brother, Henry W. Friesen, Inman; a sister, Evelyn Holzrichter and her husband, Paul, Buhler; a sister-in-law, Mildred Friesen, Pretty Prairie; two grandsons, Steve Chabin, Lakewood, Colo., and Charles Chabin and his wife, Amy, Basalt, Colo.; two great-grandsons, Harrison and Ian Chabin; and numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles H. Friesen; four brothers, Jacob, Leonard, Bernard "Ben" and an infant brother, Clemmons; and three sisters, Katharine Rogalsky, Anna Wiens and Mary Wiens. Burial will be in Fairlawn Burial Park.

b. 15 Sep 1911 - Litchfield, Nebraska
d. 5 Feb 2004 - Henderson, Nebraska
From Newton Kansan - Sunday, February 8, 2004
Born to Thomas H. and Katherina (Klippenstien) Friesen. He married Marie FRIESEN Jan. 30, 1936, in Henderson. She survives. Other survivors include: three sons, Don J. and wife Pauline Friesen of Henderson, Mel and wife Connie Friesen of Aurora, Neb., and LaVerne and wife Carol Friesen of Wallace, Neb.; four daughters, Rubena and husband Thomas Lloyd Hiebner of Henderson, Myrna and husband Robert Johnson of Denver, Mary and husband Richard Claassen of Aurora, Neb., and Amanda and husband Clarence Rempel of Newton; a brother, Kenneth and wife Esther Friesen of San Jose, Calif.; three sisters, Marie Peters and Estaline Quiring, both of Henderson, and Doris Braun of Aurora, Neb. He was preceded in death by: his parents, five brothers, four sisters and a grandson. Burial will be in Bethesda Cemetery.

FRIESEN, Kathryn M. - See Kathryn M. Wiens

b. 18 Oct 1924 - Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
d. 20 Feb 2005 - Lyons, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, January 23, 2005
Daughter of Bernard and Sarah Krocker Friesen. On Sept. 23, 1943, she married Harry JANZEN at Lehigh. He died Aug. 21, 1994. Survivors include: a son, Leonard, Lyons; three daughters, Ethel Priolo, Amarillo, Texas, Lillian Elstun, Texas Creek, Colo., and Elizabeth Buchanan, Reedsville, Ohio; three sisters, Elvira Alexander, Augusta, and Velma Schmidt and Rosella Friesen, both of Newton; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Vernon Dale; and three brothers, Leonard, Irwin and Art Friesen. Burial will be in Lyons Municipal Cemetery.

FRIESEN, Lena L. - See Lena Giebrecht

FRIESEN, Leonard F.
b. 12 Feb 1914 - Inman, Kansas
d. 10 Dec 2005 - Hutchinson, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News -Sunday, December 11, 2005
Son of Gerhard and Katherine Flaming Friesen. On Sept. 16, 1934, he married Louise Grave THIESSEN in Inman. She died June 22, 1999. Survivors include: three sons, Gerald and wife, Shirley, and Raymond and wife, Ellen, all of Inman, and Leonard, Corpus Christi, Texas; two daughters, Verbie Thiessen and husband, Bruce, Inman, and Judie Willem and husband, Lu, Hesston; 10 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by seven brothers, Martin, George, Ed, Arthur, Herbert, Willie and Victor; and two sisters Hellen Willems and Kathryn Gee. Graveside service in Zoar Cemetery, Buhler.

FRIESEN, Lillian - See Lillian Wilson

FRIESEN, Louise - See Louise Jost

FRIESEN, Margaret K. - See Margaret K. Isaac

FRIESEN, Martha N.
b. 7 Sep 1910 - Lehigh, Kansas
d. 25 Aug 2006 - Moundridge, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, August 27, 2006
Daughter of Pete K. and Katherine Nickel Friesen. On Feb. 5, 1956, she married Pete K. MARTENS in Glenn, Calif. He died March 15, 1983. Survivors include: three stepsons, Eugene, Scott City, Jay Dean, Livingston, Calif., and Galen, Merced, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Delores Mastre, Delta, Colo., and Roselene Gisbrecht, Othello, Wash.; and a brother, Jake Friesen, Buhl, Idaho.Burial will be in Buhl Mennonite Church Cemetery.

b. 6 Apr 1919 - Inman, Kansas
d. 21 Oct 2006 - Dallas, Oregon
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, October 25, 2006
She was born April 6, 1919, in Inman, the daughter of Pete P. and Helena Ediger Friesen. On May 12, 1929, she married Joe W. FRIESEN in Meade. He died Jan. 6, 1971.
Survivors include: a son, Gary, Cambridge, Wis.; a daughter, JoEtta Segrue, Belmont, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Graveside services in Graceland Cemetery, Meade.

FRIESEN, Matilda E. - See Matilda E. Neufeldt

FRIESEN, Melvin M.
b.  26 May 1940 - Aberdeen, Idaho
d.  5 Jun 2002 - Topeka, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - June 8, 2002
Son of Henry and Louise Isaac Friesen. On June 15, 1963, he married Judy GRABER. She survives. Other survivors include: two sons, Mark and Myron; four brothers, Vernon, Donald, Jim,  and Larry; twin sister, Mildred Schmidt; and a granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Leo Friesen. Private family graveside service will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

FRIESEN, Milton B.
b. 23 Mar 1915 - Adams, Oklahoma
d. 31 Aug 2002 - Liberal, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - September 5, 2002
He was born March 23, 1915, near Adams, Okla., the son of Jacob E. and Elizabeth Bartel Friesen. On Nov. 26, 1939, he married Evelyn MARTENS at Hooker, Okla. She survives. Other survivors include: two daughters, Janice Colvin, Adams, Okla. and Frances Friesen, Newton; a sister, Elma Kliewer, Perryton, Texas; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Elmer, Dick and Jacob; and three sisters, Elizabeth, Sarah and Olga. Committal service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Adams Mennonite Cemetery, Adams, Okla.

FRIESEN, Orlando J.
b. 3 Apr 1927 - American Falls, Idaho
d. 27 Aug 2006 - Newton, Kansas
From Newton Kansan - Tuesday, August 29,2006
Born to John and Katie (Ensz) Friesen. On Aug. 21, 1950, he married Barbara L. MILLER in Moundridge. She survivors of North Newton. Other survivors include: sons, Steven Friesen and wife Monta Lee Dakin of Littleton, Colo., and Phillip Friesen and wife Lisa Lister of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a daughter, Kathryn Campbell and husband Dennis Campbell of Clay Center; a brother, Willmer Friesen of North Newton; two sisters, Margaret Tieszen of Caldwell, Idaho, and Ruby Friesen of Salem, Ore.; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by: his parents; brothers, Waldo Friesen and Edwin Friesen; and sisters, Verna Huse and Elma Linscheid. Burial at Buhler Cemetery.

FRIESEN, Orley Lynn
b. 17 Jan 1960 - Dallas, Oregon
d. 27 Nov 2006 - Hillsboro, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, November 30,2006
He was born Jan. 17, 1960, in Dallas, Ore., the son of Orley John and Karen Lavalle Garrison Friesen. Survivors include: two brothers, Daryl Lee, Newton, and Jon Marvin, Herington; and two sisters, Juanita Harrison, Hillsboro, and Kimberly JoAnn Wilson, Phoenix. Graveside service at Gnadenau Cemetery, two miles south of Hillsboro.

b. 5 Oct 1930 - Buhler, Kansas
d. 6 Dec 2005 - Hattiesburg, Mississippi
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, December 10, 2005
Son of Henry Cornelius and Martha Voth Friesen. On Aug. 19, 1952, he married Maurine WALTER at Bethel Church, Yale, S.D. She survives. Other survivors include: four sons, Mark and wife Urby, Pucallpa, Peru, John and wife Robin, Waxahachie, Texas, Paul and wife Amanda, North Newton, and Bruce and wife Natalie, Ferndale, Wash.; a daughter, Susette Jewell and husband Ron, Melbourne, Fla.; a brother, Ronald H., Upland, Ind.; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jeanette Elaine Friesen; and a sister, Arlene Allen. Committal in Buhler Cemetery.


b. 20 Sep 1912 - Sunny Slope, Canada
d. 19 May 2001 - Halstead, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Wednesday, May 23, 2001, Hutchinson News - Wednesday, May 23, 2001
Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Son of Gerhard and Anne Doerksen Friesen . On Oct. 18, 1931, he married Beatrice V. GARRETT at Havre, Mont. She survives. Survivors include his wife, Beatrice V. of Halstead; two sons, James A. and Harold W; three sisters, Sarah Kiethcart of Great Falls, Mont., Anna Madsen of Havre and Marie Evans of Augusta, Mont. He was preceded in death by eight brothers, Abe, George, David, Henry, John, Cornelius, Paul and Jacob; and two sisters, Helen and Cornelia Friesen. Burial will be in Halstead Cemetery.

FRIESEN, Rosella K.
b. 4 Aug 1916 - Lehigh, Kansas
d. 14 Oct 2005 - Goessel, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, October 18, 2005, Hillsboro Star Journal - Thursday, October 20, 2005
Daughter of Cornelius C. "C.C." and Marie Krause Friesen. Survivors include: a sister, Marietta K. Voth, Goessel; seven nephews; four nieces; five great-nephews; 12 great-nieces; and great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Rolando and Albert Friesen; and a sister, Wilma Kliewer. Graveside service in Lehigh Mennonite Cemetery, (next to Highway 56) Lehigh.

FRIESEN, Rosalie
b. 19 Oct 1930 - Delhart, Texas
d. 2 Jul 2005 - Wichita, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, July 4, 2005, Hillsboro Star Journal - Thursday, July 7, 2005
Daughter of Jesse and Lydia Wiens Friesen. On Nov. 10, 1950, she married Leonard KLASSEN. He survives. Other survivors include: two daughters, Vickie Fisher, Wichita, and Cora Sorenson, Holcomb; five brothers, Alfred Friesen, Reedley, Calif., Orval Friesen, Freemont, Calif., Norman Friesen, Shafter, Calif., Vernon Friesen and Andy Friesen, both of Hillsboro; a sister, Arlene Dahl, Maple Grove, Minn.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Springfield Cemetery, west of Hillsboro.

FRIESEN, Ruth - See Ruth Toews

b. 22 Mar 1918 - Collinsville, Oklahoma
d. 10 Mar 2007 - Hillsboro, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, March 12, 2007
She was born March 22, 1918, in Collinsville, Okla., the daughter of John. W. and Agatha Wohlgemuth Friesen. Survivors include: a brother, Ernest, Englewood, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Burial in Haven of Rest Cemetery, rural Hillsboro.

b. 19 Mar 1911 - Meade County, Kansas
d. 8 May 2005 - Meade, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Son of Jacob S. and Anna S. Doerksen Friesen. On Sept. 24, 1933, he married Anna WIENS at Meade. She survives. Other survivors include: a daughter, Sandy Boyd, Meade; three brothers, Menno and Clifford, both of Meade, and Leonard, Plains; two sisters, Kathryn Keesling, Meade, and Bertha Peters, Roseville, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Phyllis Cornelsen and Adeline Klassen; two brothers, Elias and Martin Friesen; and two sisters, Hulda Friesen and Esther Peters. Burial will be in the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church Cemetery, rural Meade.

b. 18 Mar 1922 - Henderson, Nebraska
d. 6 Dec 2002 - Hydro, Oklahoma
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - December 11,2002, Newton Kansan - December 11, 2002
She was born March 18, 1922, in rural Henderson, Neb., the daughter of Gerhard E. and Katharine Huebert Friesen. On Nov. 13, 1917, she married Arnold EPP at Henderson, Neb. He preceded her in death. Survivors include: four daughters, Christine Hooge of Jackson, Minn., Barbara Janzen of Fresno, Calif., Kathryn Nikkel of Benton, Ark., and Susan Slagell of Hydro; two brothers, David Friesen of Lincoln, Neb., and Levi Friesen of Henderson; a sister, Marie Friesen of Henderson; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by: a brother, Ruben Friesen; and a grandson, Daniel Hooge. Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery, Zimmerdale.

FRIESEN, Thelma Richert - See Thelma Adrian

b. 20 Feb 1924 - Collinsville, Oklahoma
d. 9 Sep 2005 - Newton, Kansas
From Newton Kansan
Born to Dietrich and Agnes (Wohlgemuth) Friesen in Collinsville, Okla. They preceded him in death. Survivors include: wife, Donna (METZ) Friesen of Newton; daughters, Debbie Nelson and Robin and Randy Metzler, all of Newton; a son, Craig and Rosie Friesen of Hillsboro; and a sister, Beatrice and Ed Sawatzky of Corn, Okla.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by: a sister, Bernice Harder; brothers, Clifford Friesen, Levi Friesen and Vernon Friesen; and a sister, Faye Doyle.

FRIESEN, Wilmer J.
b. 3 Feb 1918 - Jansen, Nebraska
d. 18 Jan 2007 - South Hutchinson, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, January 20, 2007
He was born Feb. 3, 1918, in Jansen, Neb., the son of Ben R. and Justina Fast Friesen. On Aug. 28, 1938, he married Audrey J. HOCKETT in Hutchinson. She survives. Other survivors include: three sons, the Rev. Robert E., Lyons, Dr. Richard D., Irvine, Calif., and David L., Hutchinson; two daughters, Rosalie A. Smith, Hutchinson, and Shirley J. Yates, Fort Worth, Texas; three sisters, Bertha Kaiser, Medora, Rosella Jackson, and Ruth Witt, both of Hutchinson; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Clara Keever, Matilda Curless and Katherine Arnold. Burial in Fairlawn Cemetery.

FRIESEN, Wilmer Paul
b. 4 Sep 1928 - Meade, Kansas
d. 18 Feb 2004 - Hutchinson, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, February 19, 2004
Son of Martin D. and Marie Plett Friesen. On May 6, 1951, he married Elva M. EDIGER at Inman. She survives. Other survivors include: a son, Wendell and his wife, Kris, Hutchinson; two daughters, Wanetta and her husband, Roger Cornish, Wichita, and Lori and her husband, Russ Willems, Inman; a brother, Robert, Fresno, Calif.; four sisters, Erma Isaac, Dinuba, Calif., LaVerna Classen and JoAnn Hamm, both of Denver, and Roberta Isaac, Hillsboro; and 10 grandchildren, Chad and Tammara Cornish, Nicole Cornish, Daniel and Sarah Friesen, Joshua Friesen and Tanya Friesen, Julie, Amy and Jake Willems. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jolene Friesen. Interment in Fairlawn Burial Park.

From Saginaw News - Saturday, April 8, 1995
Place of Birth: OBERDORF, RUSSIA
Date of Death: Tuesday, April 4, 1995, SARASOTA, FL

FRIHAUF, Jake and Vera
70th Anniversary
From Fort Morgan Times, Fort Morgan, Colorado -11-29-03
Friends and relatives of Jake and Vera Frihauf are invited to help celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Dec. 7 at their home. They were married Dec. 1, 1933. Hosting the event will be their children, Louis, Jack and Pat, Robert and Jeannie, Gary and Barbara, Glen and Barbara Frihauf and Richard and Anita Reiber.

b. 10 May 1917 - Wheatland, Wyoming
d. 19 Apr 2003 - Greeley, Colorado
From Greeley Tribune, Greeley, Colorado - April 22, 2003
Son of Philip and Katherine (Schlundt) Frihauf. He married Emma EICHER on Feb. 7, 1937, in Wheatland. Frihauf is survived by two daughters, Jeanette Hoyt of Denver and Paula Rascon of Redwood City, Calif.; one son, Bill Frihauf of Weldona; one sister, Hannah Frank of Fort Morgan; one brother, Jacob Frihauf of Wiggins; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma; one daughter, Phyllis Visser; one sister, Sarah Stroh; two brothers, John Frihauf and Fred Frihauf; one granddaughter and one great-grandson.Interment will follow in Memory Gardens in Fort Morgan.

FRIMMEL, Melvin K.
b. 21 Jun 1942, Ellsworth, Kansas
d. 12 Jan 2000, Dorrance, Kansas
Son of Clyde and Molly Heinze Frimmel. On April 22, 1962, he married Sharilyn KAUFMAN in Wilson. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Craig and Troy; a sister, Ruth Marie Borell. mortuary.

FRITCHEN, Isabelle M. - See Isabelle M. Hirt

FRITSCH, Martha M.
b. 30 Jul 1906 - Tampa, Kansas
d. 4 May 2004 - Hillsboro, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, May 6, 2004
Dughter of Hugo H. and Caroline Poppe Fritsch. On May 1, 1940, she married Harry H. KLEIN at Marion. He died in 1959. Survivors include: caregiver, Phyllis Meisingter, Hillsboro; a nephew; and three nieces. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Rudolph, Hugo Jr., Walter, Ed and Elmer; and five sisters, Minnie Wangerin, Selma Haas, Emme Shirk, Anna Fritsch and Olga Bentz. Burial will be in Tampa Lutheran Cemetery, Tampa.

FRITSCH, Rudolph J.
b. 5 Jun 1891, Tampa
d. 6 May 1980, Newton
From Hutchinson News - Wednesday, May 7, 1980
He married Mary MEYER Oct. 28,1917, at Tampa. She died in 1971. Survivors: sons: Harold, Stafford; Melvin, Kansas City; daughter: Alma Pfautz, Hesston; brothers: Eward, Hugo, both of Tampa; sisters: Mrs. Selma Haas, Martha Klein, both of Hillsboro; Ann Fritsch, Marion.

FRITTS, Amos Edwin
b. abt 1917, LaCrosse
d. 22 July 1994, Overland Park
From Newspaper Clipping
Son of Amos and Mamie Fritts. He married Nancy Jane WILES, Kansas City, Mo. on December 21, 1944. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; one daughter, Karen Tedford; two sisters, Maxine Korte, Blue Springs, Mo. and Annabelle McMillen; one granddaughter, Jamie Gilley.

FRITZ, Margaretha - See Margaretha Kautz

b. 14 May 1900, Barton County
d. 18 Jul 1994, Stafford
From Newspaper Clipping
Daughter of Henry F. and Marie Priess Fritzemeyer. She married Henry H. SCHIMPF June 29, 1927, at Hutchinson.
Survivors include her husband; one son, Don Schimpf; one brother, Ben Fritzemeyer of Stafford.

b. Feb 28, 1895, Marion, Kansas
d. June 1, 1976, Shattuck, Okla.
NWO, June 1976
Immigrated to Shattuck in 1901. He married Lydia Steinle on Jan 9, 1918.

b. 21 Jul 1934 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
d. 10 Aug 2004 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 13 Aug 2004
Born to Alexander and Eva (Schnell) Fritzler. He married Nadine BENZEL on Oct. 31, 1959, at Scottsbluff. He is survived by his wife Nadine Fritzler of Scottsbluff; son Greg Fritzler of Denver, Colo.; sister Mary Martin of Yankton, S.D.; brothers Alex, Jake and Fred Fritzler all of Alliance; and sister-in-law Louise Fritzler of Alliance. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Eva Brehm, brother Henry Fritzler and infant brother Conrad Fritzler.

b. 25 Jan 1879 - Oberdorf, Russia
d. 8l Jun 1968 - Saginaw, Michigan
From Saginaw News - June 10, 1968
Spouse's Name: Catherine MEYER Married: 00 / 00 / 1897 Spouse's Death: 01/12/1957. Moved to US 1911.

b. 28 Nov 1898 - Oberdorf, Russia
d. 20 Jan 1973 - Saginaw, Michigan
From Saginaw News - January 22, 1973
Spouse's Name: MARY SIMON. Cemetery: EASTLAWN

FRITZLER, Elisabeth - See Elisabeth Wolf

b. 5 Jul 1910 - Grimm, Russia
d. 25 Jan 2006 - Greeley, Colorado
From Greeley Tribune, Greeley, Colorado - 01-27-2006
Born, to Johann Frederick and Mary K. (Grosch) Fritzler. Mrs. Renz came to the United States in 1912 and the family located in Windsor. On Feb. 7, 1932, she married Ivan RENZ of Fort Collins. Survivors are three sons, Arlie of Hardin, Mont., Eugene of Northglenn and Vernon of Greeley; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery, Fort Collins.

FRITZLER, Freda - See Freda Foos

FRITZLER, Helen - See Helen Miller

FRITZLER, Henrietta F.
b. 24 Feb 1920, Shattuck, Oklahoma
d. 18 Sep 2000, Shattuck, Oklahoma
From Northwest Okahoman - September 28, 2000
Daughter of Herny G. and Selma (Kraft) Fritzler. On Sept. 14, 1940, Henrietta was united in marriage to Leroy DUNNIHOO in Woodward. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Leroy, in 1980. She is survived by one brother, Ronnie Fritzler, and his wife, Connie; one sister, Nadine Phillips of Shattuck; one niece, Melissa Nelson; one nephew, Jon Scott.

b. 27 Jul 1902 - Oberdorf, Russia
d. 21 Apr 1978 - Saginaw, Michigan
From Saginaw News - Sunday, April 23, 1978
Spouse's Name: D.J.PETERSON (2) M.EICHMANN(1). Cemetery: OAKWOOD

FRITZLER, Kathleen/Katherine
b. 16 Sep 1912 - Strassburg, Russia
d. 16 Sep 2004 - Sterling Colorado
From Denver Post - Monday, October 11, 2004, Rocky Mountain News - Denver, Colorado - 10-11-04
Kathleen Brunkhardt was a baby when she landed at Ellis Island in New York (1913) with her parents and two sisters. Her parents, Edward and Ann Fritzler, and their daughters arrived at Ellis Island from Russia "with zero money" and waited for a relative to send them money to get to Russell, Kan. She married Albert BRUNKHARDT in 1937.. In addition to her sons James and Gene, she is survived by six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Frieda Knaub; and four brothers, Ted Fritzler, Albert Fritzler, Edward Fritzler and Leon Fritzler, all of Sterling. Four sisters and a brother preceded her in death.

FRITZLER, Leona - See Leona Rodenberger

FRITZLER, Lila - See Lila Lamberson

FRITZLER, Lydia - See Lydia Steinle

b. 5 May 1910 - Bazine, Kansas
d. 23 Mar 1923 - Scottsdale, Arizona
From Frieda Karst Collection
Daughter of Conrad and Betty (Brester) Fritzler. She married Albert G. EBEL on June 18, 1933, at Hays. Mrs. Ebel died April 13, 1969. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Lou Dumler of Phoenix, AZ and Patricia Ann Mighell of Denver, CO; five grandchildren; and eight gt. grandchildren. Burial will be in Russell City Cemetery.

b. 1 July 1939 - Shattuck, Oklahoma
d. 25 Nov 2002 - Yukan, Oklahoma
From Northwest Oklahoman - December 5, 2002
Mary Fritzler White, daughter of Victor G. and Eudell (McLemore) Fritzler, was born July 1, 1939 in Shattuck. She married Jerry WHITE in 1959. From that union one child was born, Mel C. White. . She was preceded in death by her father, mother, and her ex-husband Jerry White. She is survived by her son, Mel. C. White, her cousin Kay Winters Herman and a host of family who knew and loved her as "Cousin Mary". Interment and graveside services were held Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at the Shattuck Memorial Cemetery.

FRITZLER, Mrs. Peter
b. 27 Aug 1874 - Franzosen,Volga
d. 23 Oct 1918 - Kimball, Nebraska
From Heritage Review - 24 April 1994
Father, Johann Jakob Held. Married Peter FRITZLER. Survivors: 5 children: Peter (21 years), Wilhelm (17 years), Katharina (14 years), Anna (8 years), Kora (6 years), brother-in-law Konrad Grun (Kimball, Nebraska from Alt-Norka)

b. 30 Jan 1919 - Powell, Wyoming
d. 6 Nov 2003 - Fort Morgan, Colorado
From Greeley Tribune. Greeley, Colorado -11-09-03
Born to Frederick and Charlotte Fritzler. On Sept. 2, 1943, he married Anna NISSEN in Pratt, Kan. Survivors are his wife, Anna of Wiggins; four children, Paul Jr. and Ken, both of Byers, Lucy Story of Canada, and Marjorie Polanchek of Belfield, N.D ; a sister, Dorothy Hess of McPherson, Kan.; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. His parents and 11 sisters and brothers are deceased.

b. 18 Jul 1886 - Oberdorf, Russia
d. 4 Mar 1964
Submitted by Teri Helzer
Susanna Kuxhaus, daughter of Peter Fritzler and wife Maria Katherina, nee Herman, was born in Oberdorf, Russia, July 18, 1886. On January 29, 1906 she married Heinrich KUXHAUS. In 1913 the young family came to America and lived three years near Fort Collins, Colorado. Of their seven children, one daughter and two sons preceded the mother in death, and her husband died in 1960. Surviving her are 4 daughters; Evelyn Sanders, Ponca City, Oklahoma, Marie George, Loveland, Colorado, Leah Oblander and Edna Flack of Saginaw, Michigan; 8 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

FRIZELL, Lisa - See Lisa Krause

FROEHLICH, Mollie, Schick -  See Mollie Winter

FROELICH, Samuel J. ‘Sam’
b. 30 May 1931, Optima, Okla
d. 25 Apr 1998, Sedgwick
From Hutchinson News
Son of William and Mary Haley Froelich. On June 12, 1973, he married Blanche TURNER DILLON at Newton. She survives. Other survivors include: a step-son, Randall J. Dillon; two brothers, William and Daniel Paul Froelich; four sisters, Mildred Brown, Ruth Haley, Magadlin "Mag" Brown, and Martha Rittenhouse.

b. 28 Jan 1909, Holyrood
d. 26 Dec 1987, Wilson
From Newspaper Clipping
She married Alfred SCHWERDTFEGER Sept. 27, 1933, in Holyrood. He died Jan. 4, 1960. Survivors include one son, Virgil; two daughters, Joyce Falk and Shirley Whitmer; two sisters, Anna Witt of Hutchinson, and Hilda Panzer of Ellsworth;

b. 9 Jun 1904, Holyrood
d. 25 Nov 1984, Ellsworth
From Hutchinson News - Monday, November 26, 1984
She married Herman C. VOELTZ Nov. 3, 1926, at Holyrood. He died July 26, 1962. Survivors: son, Ernald; daughter, Doloris Podlena; sister, Hilda Panzer, Ellsworth; Anna Witt, Hutchinson; Edna Schwerdtfeger, Wilson.

FROSS, Martina R.
b. 15 Dec 1915 - Munjor, Kansas
d. 20 June 2004 - Hays, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Tuesday, June 22, 2004, Hays Daily News - Tuesday, June 22, 2004
Mrs. Pfeifer was born to Mike and Anna (Hertel) Fross.. She married Ben J. Pfeifer on Feb. 8, 1937, in Hays. He died Aug. 7, 1988. She was preceded in death by her husband, and a son, Richard. Survivors include two sons, Ernest of Ellis and Kenneth of Hays; a daughter, Mary Ann Senesac of Hill City; a sister, Helen Staab of Hays; 28 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Hays.

FROST, Emma Stoker - See Emma Steinle

FROST, Helen Joyce
b. 27 May 1933, Lutie, Mo
d. 26 Aug 1995, Coldwater
From Hutchinson News - August 27, 1995
Daughter of Albert William and Emma Steinle Frost. Survivors include: mother, Emma Stoker, Coldwater; a sister, Shelvay Stafford.

FUCHS, Frederick H.
b. 26 Mar 1925 Plevna, , Montana
d. abt 4 Nov 1999
Son of Frederick and Magdalena Fuchs. Reverend Fuchs was united in marriage to Ruth M. PUSCH on June 17, 1950, in Jersey City, NJ. He is survived by hiw wife, Ruth; a daughter, Yvonne M. Nies; a son Steven F. Fuchs.

FUCHS, Heinrich
b. 3 Dec 1837 - Norka, Volga
d. 11 Apr 1919 - OKeene, Oklahoma
From Heritage Review - 26 March 1996 - DFP 29 Apr 19 NR 23444
Buried Okeene, Oklahoma. married Katharina Miller (died 1900) 9 Children. survivors: 3 sons, 4 daughters.

FUCHS, Rosie
b. 10 Oct 1894, Russia
d. 26 May 1945
Daughter of George and Katharina Fuchs. In the year 1907 she came with her parents to the United States. Married Friederich KAUTZ in 1913 in Laurel, Montana. . Three children were born to this union, In the year 1922 she lost her husband through death, and still in the same year she married Heinrich (Henry) FOOS, whose wife had also died. Four children were presented to this union, three of which preceded the mother into eternity. She leaves to mourn in addition to her husband, her children: Clarence Foos from the second marriage, Henry Kautz, Mrs. Lorenz Ostermiller from Pacatello, Idaho from the first marriage - five foster children, Henry Foos, John Foos, Mrs. Salomon Harding in Park City Montana, Mrs. Raymond Kraemer in Billings, Mont., Mrs. George Feuerbcher in Laurel.

FUEHRER, Clark Allen
b. 20 Sep 1951 -Bismarck, N.D.
d. 3 Sep 1997 - Longview, Washington
From Bismarck Tribune
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Son of James and Darlene (Klein) Fuehrer. He and Karla VOGEL were married Dec. 15, 1972. He is survived by his wife, Karla; his daughter, Gabrielle, Portland, Ore.; his sons, Matthew and Patrick, both at home; his parents, James and Darlene, Bismarck; one brother, Terry, Bismarck; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

FUERSTENAU, Ruth T. - See Ruth T. Hilgers

FUHRMAN, Naomi N. - See Naomi N. Miltenberger

FULLER, Peggy M.
B. 5 Apr 1942 - Wichita, Kansas
D. 15 Dec 2001 - Ellsworth, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, December 18, 2001
Daughter of Nathan and Esther Marie Strouse Fuller. On Aug. 21, 1972, she married Charles M. CLAUSSEN at Russell. He died in the same accident. Survivors include: two daughters, Susan Wolfe and Tammy Mitchell. She was preceded in death by her parents. Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Hillcrest Cemetery, Great Bend.

FULLER, Wilford Wyatt
Hoisington Dispatch -- Thursday, March 21, 1889
Died on Thursday morning, March 21st, at 5 o'clock, aged 24 years and 9 months, of consumption. Three weeks ago his sister, Mrs. DYER, brought him to Hoisington. Mrs. J. H. HILLS and Mrs. J. N. DYER will start for Chicago to-morrow with the remains.

FULTON, Aletha Mary - See Aletha Mary Hohl

FULTON, Clarence
b. 7 Jul 1897, Gibson City, Ill
d. 22 Aug 1987, Harper
From Hutchinson News (KS) August 24, 1987
He married Mary NEASVITT in 1929. She died in 1949. He married Edith HECK June 6, 1953, in Harper. Survivors: wife; son, Frank; daughters, Beth Filson, Joanne McKinley; stepdaughter, Linda Jones.

FULTON, Gayle Bernice
b. 10 Mar 1921 - St. Charles, South Dakota
d. 10 Feb 2006 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska,
From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 12 Feb 2006
Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff. Daughter of Harry and Clara (Schultz) Fulton. She was united in marriage to Ellis C. HAMMACK, Feb. 16, 1940, at Harrisburg. They made their first home in Morrill where the first three of their four children were born. In 1951, they moved to Scottsbluff where their last son was born and they raised their family. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ellis in 1984; two brothers; one sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law; two granddaughters, Stacy and Tracy Hammack; and one great-grandson, Seth Hammack. Gayle is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Charles Cline of Culbertson; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Nancy Hammack of Holdrege, Mike and Lois Hammack of Gering, Tim Hammack of Omaha; sister-in-law, Ruby Fulton of California; grandchildren and their spouses, Teena and Bart Jones of Colorado, Terry Cline of Culbertson, Tammy and Marcus Noble of Omaha, Cheryl and Dave Marne of Omaha, Amy and Randy Schirbroun of Minnesota, Patrick and Julie Hammack of Gering, Josh and Zack Hammack of Gretna; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Alice Jones, Ashley and Brittany Marne, Jake, Kaleb, Mitchell and Dylan Hammack.

FUNK, Agnes - See Agnes Siebert

FUNK, Alex
b. 1 Jun 1911 - Niedermunchu, Russia
d. 30 Aug 1933 - Hays, Kansas
Son Karl and Maria Grosman Funk He married Martha STOPPEL in1934 at Wilson. She died in 1980. Survivors are: son, Robert; daughters: Jean Hirsch, Elaine Lovett; sister-in-law, Alvena Funk, WaKeeney; stepbrothers, David Anschutz, and Alex Anschutz, both Wilson

FUNK, Allen J.
b. 1 Oct 1920 - Hillsboro, Kansas
d. 8 Jul 2003 - Wichita, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, July 9, 2003
Son of Sam and Esther Janzen Funk. On March 9, 1943, he married Leona WIENS at Hillsboro. She survives. Additional survivors include: four sons, Lester, rural Marion; Larry, Delbert, and Ronald, all of Hillsboro: two daughters, Joyce Ediger, Moundridge, and Jeanette Schaefer, Hillsboro; two sisters, Rosella Voth, Hesston, and Elsie Coe Phillips, Hillsboro; 21 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Haven of Rest Cemetery, rural Hillsboro.
Note: They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. That article showed Allen I. Funk, which may be in error.

FUNK, Allen I. and Leona
60th Wedding Anniversary
From Hillsboro Star Journal - Thursday, February 27, 2003
Allen I. and Leona Funk of Hillsboro will be honored with an open house in celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. March 9 at First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro. Allen Funk and Leona Wiens were married March 9, 1943, and have lived around the Hillsboro area most of their married life. Hosting the event will be their children: Lester and Donna Funk and children of Marion; Larry and Brenda Funk and children, Delbert Funk, Ron and Donna Funk and children, Dan and Jeanette Schaefer and children, all of Hillsboro; and Lee and Joyce Ediger and children of Moundridge. They have 19 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

FUNK, Alvena R. - See Alvena R. Fabrizius

FUNK, Alvin A.
b. 6 Feb 1919 - Otis, Kansas
d. 6 Mar 1995 - Fort Morgan, Colorado
From Frieda Karst Collection
Born to George and Lydia (DeWald) Funk. On September 15, 1941, he married Elsie KRAFT. He married Helen Loose PABST on September 16, 1969. Survivors include: wife , daughters: Loralei James, Wolfe City, TX; Barbara Bader, Littleton, CO; stepchildren Randolph Pabst, Littleton, Kathleen Ann Lairamore, Golden. He was preceded in death by parents, 2 brothers, Edwin and Herman Funk. Burial in Ft.Logan National Cemetery, Denver.

FUNK, Amelia
b. 26 Oct 1912 - Otis, Kansas
d. 23 Apr 1988 - Great Bend, Kansas
Survivors are: brother: Herbert, Lacrosse; sisters: Frieda Scheuerman, LaCrosse; Hilda Maier, Russell.

FUNK, Arlene R.
b.  30 Mar 1950 - Goessel, Kansas
d.  3 June 2002 - Marion, Kansas
From Hillsboro Star Journal - June 6, 2002
Daughter of LaVerne and Goldie J. (Unruh) Funk.  On June 17, 1983, she married Kelley HAWKINS in Newton.  She was preceded in death by her father. Survivors include her husband of the home; son, Uriah J. Titus; mother; brothers, Elmer Funk and David Funk; and sister, Virginia Martens.

FUNK, Arthur R.
b. 25 Feb 1910 - Hillsboro, Kansas
d. 2 Nov 2003 - Hillsboro, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, November 5, 2003, Salina Journal - Wednesday, November 5, 2003, Hillsboro Star Journal - Thursday, November 6, 2003 Second child of Jacob F. Funk and Elizabeth Rempel. On Oct. 15, 1932, he married Katherine PANKRATZ in rural Goessel. She died on April 18, 1991. Survivors include: five sons, Nelson, Hillsboro, Kenneth and Linfard, both of rural Hillsboro, Norman, Marion, and Jim Fund, rural Marion; a daughter, Edith Unruh, Hillsboro; a brother, Karl, Hillsboro. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, son-in-law, Robert Unruh, sisters, Elma Bartel and Linda Schmidt, and three grandchildren. Burial will be in Haven of Rest Cemetery, rural Hillsboro.

FUNK, Anna Elizabeth - See Anna Elizabeth Zeiler

FUNK, Bill
b. 15 Oct 1910 - Milberger, Kansas
d. 23 May 1994 - Ransom, Kansas
From Frieda Karst Collection
Son of Jacob and Anna Elizabeth Heimel Funk. Survivors include one son, Tim Funk of Brownell; three brothers, David Funk of Dighton; Ben Funk of Littleton, CI; and Herman Funk of Scott City; three sisters, Mollie Hemel, Lydia Clouston and Alma Betz, all of Ness City; and one grandson. Graveside service at the Bazine Cemetery.

FUNK, Christian
b. 4 Feb 1914 - Niedermunjor, Russia
d. 16 Aug 1990 - Wichita, Kansas
Son of Karl and Maria Kossman Funk. He married Alvena Fabrizius on March 15, 1942, at San Louis Obispo, CA. She survives. Other survivors include: a son, James R; daughters: Susie Reager, Mary Jane Oakden; brother, Alex, Bazine; stepbrothers: Henry Anschutz,and Dave Anschutz, both Russell; Alex Anschutz, Wilson

FUNK, Mrs. Christine E. - wife of Adam Funk
(Funeral Card):
Mrs. Christine E. Funk, (handwritten note, "Mrs. Adam Funk, William Funk, her son and Ruben, Rudolph, Paul, Leonard, and Raymond, were grandsons). Born Hussenback, Russia, April 3, 1858, Passed away, Hoisington, Kansas, May 8, 1954.

FUNK, Christine E.
b. 3 Apr 1858, Hussenback, Russia
d. 8 May 1954, Hoisington, Kansas
From Pamphlet from Funeral Home
Mrs. Christine E. Funk (nee unk) - wife of Adam Funk. Handwritten note - Mrs. Adam Funk, William Funk, her son, and Ruben, Rudolph, Paul, Leonard and Raymond, were grandsons)

FUNK, Clista I. - See Clista I. Steinert

FUNK, Clyde Byron
b. 6 Feb 1924 - Russell, Kansas
d. 24 Jul 2004 - Russell, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Monday, July 26, 2004,
Born to Jacob and Mary Magdalene (Wagner) Funk. He married Elizabeth Susan "Betty" SHAFFER on April 30, 1944, in Russell. He was preceded in death by a son, Lloyd, in 1960. Survivors include his wife, Betty of the home; three sons, Larry Dean of St. George and Allen and Clarence, both of Russell; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Russell City Cemetery,

FUNK, Dale S.
b. 10 Nov 1900, Medicine Lodge
d. 4 Apr 1984, Attica
From Hutchinson News
He married Bessie Jewell SMITH April 5, 1922, at Medicine Lodge. She preceded him in death. Survivors: daughters, Fern Bell, Esther Moore, Ella Bell; sister, Ella Hall, Rogue river, Ore.

FUNK, Delma J. -  See Delma J. Thiessen

FUNK, Donald L.
b. abt 1915
d. 9 Jun 2006 - Conway Springs, Kansas
From Wichita Eagle - Sunday, June 11, 2006
He was preceded in death by parents, brother Paul Funk, and sisters Lois Finley and Joyce Funk. Survivors: wife, Esther; daughter, Myrna Shimmell; step-daughter, Rachel Cortest and her husband Louis of Norman, Okla.; step-sons, Jackson Mark Winters and his wife Joyce of Overland Park, Jesse Winters and his wife Donna of Scottsdale, Ariz.; sister, Thelma Montgomery of Littleton, Colo.; five grandsons; 12 step-grandchildren; one step-great-granddaughter.

FUNK, Donna Lee - See Donna Lee Klase

FUNK, Dorothy F. - See Dorothy F. Vogt

FUNK, Edwin
b. 5 Jun 1904 - Galatia, Kansas
d. 7 Jan 1989 - Great Bend, Kansas
He married Marie KARST on June 6, 1926, at Milberger. Survivors include : wife of home; son: Edwin Lee, Otis; brother, Alvin, Ft.Morgan, C0.

FUNK, Edwin R.
b. 12 Apr 1914 - Marion County, Kansas
d. 13 Mar 2005 - Hillsboro, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Tuesday, March 15, 2005, Newton Kansan - March 15, 2005
Born to Gerhard W. and Elizabeth (Rempel) Funk . He was married to Elma JANTZ on Aug. 4, 1935, in rural Durham. Survivors include his wife, Elma of Hillsboro; three sons, Virgil and wife Joyce of Topeka; Loren and wife Heleen of Hillsboro, and Gordon and wife Delores of Wichita; a daughter, Violet Dalke and husband Jerry of Hillsboro; a sister, Elizabeth Schmidt of Newton; a sister-in-law, Gladys Jantz of Hillsboro; his grandchildren, Steve Funk, Wendell Funk, June Rempel, Russel Funk, Anita Unruh, Amy Ratzlaff, Jenel Edwards, Jonathan Funk and Melisa Cooper; and 18 great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Haven of Rest Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.

FUNK, Elda Marie
b, 4 Mar 1919 - Hillsboro, Kansas
d. 26 Mar 2004 - Hillsboro, Kansas
From Newton Kansan - Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Born to Adolf F. and Elizabeth (Nikkel) Funk in Hillsboro. She married Karl D. RIESEN April 18, 1940, in Hillsboro. He preceded her in death in 1987. She married Adney STEAN Nov. 13, 1999, in Hillsboro. He survives. Other survivors include: a son, Arlen Riesen of Hillsboro; two daughters, Marilyn Lundblade of Owasso, Okla., and Jan Tingen of Salina; two stepsons, Adney Stean of Riverside, Mo., and Larry Stean of Tonganoxie; two stepdaughters, Izzie Klassen of Hillsboro and Wendy Verdict of Bonner Springs. She also was preceded in death by two sons, Kenneth Riesen in 1997 and Roland Riesen in 2004. Burial will be in Haven of Rest Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.

FUNK, Elizabeth - See Elizabeth Rempel

FUNK, Elizabeth Susan - See Elizabeth Susan Shaffer

FUNK, Elma - See Elma Jantz

FUNK, Elmer Roland
b. 25 Mar 1917 - Galatia, Kansas
d. 16 Nov 1995 - Russell, Kansas
Son of Conrad and Lydia Litzenberger Funk. He married Josephine ROSS in 1949 at Galatia. She survives. Other survivors are: 3 brothers: Paul, Winfield; Leonard, Galatia; Raymond, Russell; sister: Clara Baker, Portland, Oregon.

FUNK, Elzenna - See Elzenna Steinert

FUNK, Emanuel
b. 2 Mar 1914 - Barton County, Kansas
d. 12 Feb 1973 - Wichita, Kansas
Son of Philip and Pauline Wagner Funk. He married Elsie WILHELM on November 29, 1936, at Milberger. Survivors are: wife; son Wayne; daughters: Mrs. Larry (Joetta) Hendrickson, Marilyn; father Philip, Otis; sisters and brothers: Herb, LaCrosse; Rubin,Bison; daughters: Mrs. Orland (Freida) Scheuerman, Miss Amelia Funk; Mrs. Elmer (Hilda) Maier; He was preceded in death by one grandchild, Douglas Funk, mother, brother and sister.

FUNK, Esther
b. 19 Apr 1913 - Hillsboro, Kansas
d. 16 Nov 2006 - Hillsboro, Kanss
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, November 18, 2006
She was born April 19, 1913, in Hillsboro, the daughter of Peter P. and Elizabeth Penner Funk. On July 28, 1959, she married Meno EWERT. He died in 1986. Survivors include: three sisters, Edna Gaede, Hillsboro, Luella Stucky, Hutchinson, and Marie Boldt, Reedley, Calif. Graveside service in Johannestal Cemetery, rural Hillsboro.

FUNK, Francis and JoAnn
50th Wedding Anniversary
From Hillsboro Star Journal - Thursday, July 22, 2004
The event will be hosted by their children, Keith and Retha Funk of Lakewood, Colo., Mark Funk of Newton, Michelle Funk of Shawnee, Scott and Mary Ann Funk of Lewiston, Idaho, and Elyse and Mark Boston of Newton. JoAnn Krehbiel and Francis Funk were married Aug. 28, 1954, at Eden Mennonite Church in Moundridge. The couple have nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

FUNK, George Jacob
b. 17 Nov 1878 - Hussenbach, Russia
d. 18 Dec 1951 - Otis, Kansas
He married Lydia DeWALD on February 24, 1903. To this union there were born 3 sons: Edwin, Herman, Alvin. Survived by sons; wife, Lydia; 93 year old stepmother in Hoisington; sister: Mrs. Fred Resner, Russell; brother: William, Hoisington.

FUNK, Goldie Jean - See Goldie Jean Unruh

FUNK, Herbert William
b. 1 9 Nov 1917 - Galatia, Kansas
d. 4 May 1998 - Hays, Kansas
Son of Phillip and Pauline Wagner Funk. He married Emma CARTEMAN at Milberger on February 7, 1950. She survives. Other survivors are: son, James L. Funk, sisters: Frieda Scheuerman, LaCrosse; Hilda Maier, Russell. He was preceded in death by brothers: Emanuel Rubin, Sieg Funk, sisters: Amelia, Wilma Funk.

FUNK, Herman
b. 20 Mar 1907 - Galatia, Kansas
d. 26 Dec 1983 - Great Bend, Kansas
Son of George Jacob and Lydia (DeWald) Funk. He married Elzenna STEINERT, on June 12, 1932, at Milberger. Survivors include: widow; son, Herman E.; brothers: Edwin, Galatia; Alvin, Ft. Morgan.

FUNK, Hilda I.
b. 22 Feb 1924 - Otis, Kansas
d. 17 Sep 2006 - Russell, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, September 19, 2006
She was born Feb. 22, 1924, near Otis, the daughter of Phillip and Pauline Wagner Funk. On Feb. 8, 1948, she married Elmer MAIER south of Russell. He survives. Other survivors include: a son, Dana Maier, Greensburg; two daughters, Twila Allen, Greensburg, and Pauletta Scheck, Ellinwood; a sister, Freda Scheuerman, La Crosse; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Emmanuel, Sigmund, Herbert and Rubin Funk; and a sister, Amelia Funk.

FUNK, Howard D. “Shorty”

b. 1 Jul 1896 - Abilene, Kansas
d. 7 Apr 2001 - Wichita, Kansas
From Salina Journal and Wichita Eagle - Sunday, April 8, 2001
Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

His wife, Mae, died in 1962. Survivors include nieces and nephews. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Council Bluffs.

FUNK, J. E. “Pete”
b. 8 Aug 1915 - Drumwright, Oklahoma
d. 10 Apr 2001 - Savoy, Texas
Daily Record, Gainsville, Texas - April 10, 2001
Interment will follow in Eastland Cemetery in Eastland, TX. Son to Julius Lucious and Grace Beaulah HARD FUNK. On July 13, 1935, he married Pauline PICKETT in Eastland. Survivors include his wife, Pauline Mickey FUNK, son, R. Neal FUNK, daughter Julia "Judy" BURROW, brother Lloyd FUNK; sisters Zonell SIMPSON and Loretta SHEEK.

FUNK, Jake
b. 21 Mar 1899 - Hussenback, Russia
d. abt 1973 - LaCrosse, Kansas
From AHSGR Obit Files
Born 21 March 1899 Hussenback, Russia, he married Lydia GERLOCK, 15 Nov. 1924 at Greeley, Colo. She died 10 June 1973. Survivors are brothers: Dave, Dighton; Henry, Araphahoe, Colo.; Philip and Bill, Bazine; Ben, Littleton, Colo.; Herman, Scott City; sisters: Mrs. Lizzie Blehm, Calhan, Colo.; Mrs. Mollie Hemel, Mrs. Lydia Clouston, and Mrs. Alma Betz, Ness City; Mrs. Hannah Anderson, Dighton. Burial will be in LaCrosse Cemetery.

FUNK, Janet I. - See Janet I. Schmidt

FUNK, Jay B.
B. 7 Aug 1938 - Shattuck, Oklahoma
D. 30 Nov 2001 - Dumas, Texas
From Northwest Oklahoman - December 13, 2001
Burial was in the Dumas Cemetery. He married Jackie HOWETH on November 22, 1956, in Dumas. Survivors include his wife, Jackie; a daughter, Patty Sue Himmel; two sons, Jerry B. Funk and wife, Brenda, and Michael L. Funk and wife, Andee; his mother, Neva Funk of Higgins, Tex.; three sisters, Billie Leigh Ehlers and husband, Ted; Neva Travis and husband, Joe; and Sheryl Ann Braithewaite and husband, Jim; two granddaughters, Randa M. Warton and Stacey Himmel; and three grandsons, Mitchell L. Funk, Coleman B. Funk, and Brandon Himmel. He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin Funk in 1972 and his brother, Acil Wayne Funk, in 1981.

FUNK, Julie Kathryn - See Julie Kathryn LaBarge

FUNK, Karl R.
b. 14 Feb 1931 - Hillsboro, Kansas
d. 12 May 2005 - Hillsboro, Kansas
From Hillsboro Star Journal - Thursday, May 26, 2005, From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, May 14, 2005, From Wichita Eagle - Saturday, May 14, 2005, Hillsboro Star Journal - Thursday, May 19, 2005
Son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Rempel) Funk. On Nov. 27, 1954, he married Velma KREHBIEL at Kingman. Survivors include his wife, Velma of Hillsboro; three sons, Kurt and Ruth Funk, Dennis and Lori Funk, and Merlin and Penni Funk, all of Hillsboro; two daughters, Carla and Dick Hein of Hillsboro and Marlene and John Hagen of Inman; and 13 grandchildren. Burial was in Haven of Rest Cemetery, Hillsboro.

FUNK, Katherine
b. 29 Mar 1909 - Russell County, Kansas
d. 17 May 2005 - Topeka, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Thursday, May 19, 2005
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl J. (CHRISTMAN), in 1995; and a son, Claude, in 1935. Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Turner and Vickie McMurdo, both of Topeka; two sons, Duane and Donald, both of Topeka; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

FUNK, Leon William
b. 19 July 1927 - Russell, Kansas
d. 17 Oct 2005 - Russell, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Tuesday, October 18, 2005, Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - October 18, 2005
Born to William and Martha (Dick) Funk. He married Dorothy Mae NUSS Jan. 30, 1949, in Russell. Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Rodney Funk and wife, Tracy, Kimberling City, Mo., and Terry Funk and wife, Sharon, El Dorado; a daughter, Kimberly Lahman, and husband, Greg, Russell; a brother, Melvin Funk and wife, Charlene, Russell; eight grandchildren, Joe Funk and Becki Keuster, both of St. Paul, Minn., Billy Funk, Tucson, Ariz., Mandy Ehrlich and husband, Mike, Russell, Brandon Funk and Angela Sullivan, Manhattan, Brian Quakenbush, Salina, and Matthew Sammons, Wichita; and five great-grandchildren, Haili Keuster, St. Paul, Madaline Sammons, Wichita, Colton Sullivan, Manhattan, and Isaac and Adrion Ehrlich, both of Russell. Burial in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Russell.

FUNK, Leona J. - See Leona J. Nelson

FUNK, Linda
B.  5 Nov 1912 - Hillsboro, Kansas
D.  7 Feb 2002 - Hillsboro, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - February 9, 2002
Daughter of Jacob F. and Elizabeth Rempel Funk. On April 12, 1934, she married Adolf SCHMIDT in rural Hillsboro. He survives.  Other survivors include: three sons, Richard, Leroy, and Eddie; a daughter, Ruth Ann Smith, two brothers, Arthur R., Hillsboro, and Karl F. Funk, rural Hillsboro. She was preceded in death by a sister, Elma Bartel. Burial will be in Haven of Rest Cemetery, rural Hillsboro. 

FUNK, Lois - See Lois Lane

FUNK, Lois Eileen - See Lois Eileen Whitney

FUNK, Lydia
b. 4 Sep 1905 - Cimarron, Kansas
d. 26 Mar 1992 - Russell, Kansas
Daughter of Henry and Marie Elizabeth Rommel Funk. She married Dewey STEWARD, (no date shown), Russell. He died June 28, 1982. Survivors are daughter, Virginia Galyardt.

FUNK, Lydia - See Lydia DeWald

FUNK, Lydia - See Lydia Litzenberger

FUNK, Marie - See Marie Ziegler

FUNK, Marie Elizabeth - See Marie Elizabeth Karst

FUNK, Martha - See Martha Dick

FUNK, Mary - See Mary Bear

FUNK, Mary Elizabeth
b. 20 Jul 1877 - Russia
d. 17 Apr 1975 - Wilson, Kansas
She married George BENDER on January 4, 1894, at Russell. He died October 13,1942. Survivors include: daughters: Mrs. Amelia Stiz, Gorham; Mrs. Carolyn Uhrich, Oakley; Mrs. Rosa Wassemiller, Houghton, Mich; Mrs. Bertha Schultheiff, Downey, CA; Mrs. Francis Pabitsky, Santa Ana, CA; sons: Edward, Russell; Benjamin, Pomona, CA; Herman, Del Monte, CA; Carl, LaBria, CA; Lawrence, Downey, CA.

FUNK, Mollie - See Mollie Wagner

FUNK, Neva Lucille Schultz, Lamb - See Neva Lucille Ryel

FUNK, Norma Charlene - See Norma Charlene Curtis

FUNK, Paul Richard
b. 23 Mar 1912 - Galatia, Kansas
d. 7 July 1999 - Wichita, Kansas
From Newspaper Clipping
Son of Conrad and Lydia (Critzenberger) Funk. He married Ida CAIN Dec. 2, 1960, Great Bend.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Kenneth Funk of Hays; two daughters, Carolyn Kisner of Wichita and Beverly McCormick of Marshfield, MO.; one step-son, Richard Tieperman of Winfield; two step-daughters, Sheryl Skipper of Garland, TX., and Cynthia Mailion of Winfield; two brothers, Raymond Funk and Leonard Funk, both of Galatia; one sister, Clara Baker of Hillsboro; 19 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He was Burial was in the Mulvane Cemetery.

FUNK, Pauline
b. 18 Jun 1904 - Gray County, Kansas
d. 5 Nov 1987 - Russell, Kansas
She married Herman BOXBERGER on October 29,1922, at Russell. He died November 6, 1974. Survivors are: 3 sons: Wilmer, Richard, and Gerald, all of Russell; daughter: Veramae Henre, Great Bend; sisters: Clara Reece, Clay Center; Katherine Christman, Topeka; Louise Barton, Hutchinson.

FUNK, Philip
b. 30 Jan 1909 - Rush County, Kansas
d. 8 Dec 1986 - Ness City, Kansas
From Obituary
He married Vivian L. HUNT 3 April 1959 in Memphis, Tenn. He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of the home; five brothers Henry of Arapaho, Colo.; Dave of Dighton; Herman of Scott City; Ben of Littleton, Colo.; Bill of Brownell; three sisters Mollie Hemel, Lydia Clouston and Alma Betz, all of Ness City; three stepsons Jim Hunt of Philadelphia, Penn.; Bob Hunt of Gulfport, Miss.; Charles Hunt of Hattiesburg, Miss.; 12 stepgrandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. Burial will be at Bazine Cemetery in Bazine.

FUNK, Philip
b. 22 Jan 1889 - Hussenbach, Russia
d. 1 Sep 1977 - Great Bend, Kansas
Son of Christian and Anna Margaret (Zinn) Funk. He married Pauline WAGNER on October 6, 1911, at Milberger. She died June 25, 1948. Survivors are: sons: Herb, LaCrosse; Rubin, Bison: daughters: Mrs. Orland (Freida) Scheuerman, Bison; Miss Amelia Funk of the home; Mrs. Elmer (Hilda) Maier, Russell. He was preceded in death by his wife, 2 infant children, 2 sons.

FUNK, Philip
b. 22 Jan 1889 - Hussenbach, Russia
d. 1 Sep 1977 - Great Bend, Kansas
He was the youngest son of Christian and Anna Margaret (Zinn) Funk. He married Pauline WAGNER on October 5, 1911, at Milberger. She died June 25,1948,. Survivors are: sons Rueben, Bison; Herb, LaCrosse; daughters: Mrs Orland (Frieda) Scheuerman, Bison; Miss Amelia Funk of the home; Mrs Elmer (Hilda) Maier,Russell. He was preceded in death by 2 infant children, sons: Emanuel in 1973, and Siegmund in 1976.

FUNK, Randall
b. 1 Jun 1959 - Great Bend, Kansas
d. 7 Sep 2004 - Hoisington, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, September 8, 2004
Son of Edwin Jr. and Wanda Hoebek Funk. On June 7, 1987, he married Berneice FEHRENBACH at Galatia. She survives. Other survivors include: a son, Bob Funk, Galatia; a stepson, Mike Guertin, Galatia; a stepdaughter, Christine Marshall, Wellington; his parents, Galatia; a brother, Doug, Salina; and two step-grandchildren.

FUNK, Raymond B.
b. 11 Feb 1923 - Barton County, Kansas
d. 12 Sep 2000 - Wichita, Kansas
From Hays Daily News
Son of William and Lydia (Litzenberger) Funk. He married Lillian BOXBERGER on Nov. 22, 1942, in Milberger.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Clark; two daughters, Victoria Sturgeon and Connie Funk; a brother, Leonard, Otis; a sister, Clara Baker, Portland, Ore. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Rudy, Elmer and Paul.

FUNK, Rebecca - See Rebecca Unruh

FUNK, Rebecca
b. Abt 1915
d. 31 January 2004
From Wichita Eagle - Sunday, February 1, 2004
Survivors: daughters, Mary Goering of McPherson, Myma Bartel of Manhattn, KS., Rosanne Troxel of Lenexa; sister, Helen Lais of Hillsboro. Hillsboro Memorial Chapel.

FUNK, Roxanne Marie
b. 4 Sep 1957 -Newton, Kansas
d. 13 May 20095 - Houston, Texas
From Hillsboro Star Journal - Thursday, May 19, 2005
Daughter of Marvin and Esther Funk. She married Steven Pence. Survivors include her husband, Steve PENCE; two sons, Tony Pence and wife Josephine and Adam Pence, all of Houston; sisters, Patricia Zamora and Bonnie Bulmer of Ottawa, Robin Johnson of Lawrence, Ginger Pacheco of Platte City, Mo.; and brothers, Bruce Funk of Richwood, Tex., and Troy Funk of Spring Hill. Burial at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery.

FUNK, Rubin
b. 15 Jun 1915 - Barton County, Kansas
d. 14 Jul 1987 - Russell, Kansas
He married Clista NIEDENS on March 31, 1938 Milberger. Surivors are: wife; sons, Jerry, Ronald.; daughter, Susie Lindsey; brother: Herb, Lacrosse; sisters: Mrs.Orland (Freida) Scheuerman, Bison; Miss Amelia Funk of home; Mrs Elmer (Hilda) Maier, Russell.

FUNK, Rudolph W.
b. 17 Sep 1914 - Galatia, Kansas
d. 21 Oct 1988 - Galatia, Kansas
From Frieda Karst Collection
He married Rose R. DIETZ on Nov. 7, 1937, at Milberger. Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Thomas of Wichita; two daughters, Sharon White of Wichita, and Karla Kelly of K.C., KS; four brothers, Paul R. of Winfield; Elmer and Raymond, both of Russell; and Leonard of Otis; one sister, Clara Baker of Hillsboro, OR; and seven grandchildren. Burial in the Fairview Cem., Galatia.

FUNK, Sara - See Sara Buller

FUNK, Sigmund H.
b. 15 May 1919 - Galatia, Kansas
d. 4 Jan 1976 - LaCrosse, Kansas
Single - son of Philip.

FUNK, Travis Wade
b. 6 Sep 1972 - Goodland, Kansas
d. 26 Dec 2005 - Hays, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - December 28, 2005
Born to Byron and Wanda Funk. He married Michelle KORTAN in 1997 in Ellis. Survivors include a son, Trevor Funk, Hays; a daughter, Madison Funk, Hays; his father, Cape Fair, Mo; his mother, Sharon Springs; three brothers, Camron Funk, and wife, Tera, Sharon Springs; Clayton Funk and Landon Funk, both of Lawrence; a sister, Tania Kortan and husband, Scott, Silver Lake; maternal grandmother, Gloria Woodmancy, Sharon Springs; an aunt, Diane Harms, and family, Cheyenne Wells, Colo.; a nephew, Ethan Kortan, Silver Lake; and a niece, Hailey Funk, Sharon Springs. He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Funk; maternal grandfather, Wayne Woodmancy; and maternal uncle, Lynn Woodmancy.

FUNK, Victor J.
b. 9 Jul 1915 - Risley Township, Marion County, Kansas
d. 25 Oct 2002 - Hesston, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - October 27, 2002
He was born July 9, 1915, in Risley Township, Marion County, the son of Gerhard and Sarah Bartel Funk. On June 5, 1945, he married E. Ruby FUNK at rural Goessel. She survives. Other survivors include: a son, Bruce, Carrollton, Texas; a brother, Harvey, Shafter, Calif.; and two grandchildren. Burial will be in Tabor Cemetery, near Goessel.

FUNK, William
b. 30 Oct 1892 - Russell, Kansas
d. 19 Apr 1976- Hoisington, Kansas
He married Lydia LITZENBERGER on June 24, 1921, in Russell. Survivors: widow; sons: Paul R., Mulvane; Rudolph, and Leonard, both of Otis; Elmer and Raymond, both of Russell daughter: Mrs. Clara Baker, Hillsboro, Oregon

FUNK, William
b. 6 Jun 1907 - Cimarron, Kansas
d. 25 Oct 1975 - Great Bend, Kansas
Son George and Katherine (Bender) Funk. On September 30, 1926, he married Martha Helen DICK at Russell. They had 2 sons: Leon, and Melvin. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters: Mrs. Amelia Pope and Mrs. Irene Day.
Surviving are: widow of the home; sons: Leon, and Melvin, both of Russell; sisters: Mrs. James (Clara) Reece, Clay Center; Mrs. Pauline Boxberger, Russell; Mrs. Earl (Katherine) Christmans, Topeka; Mrs. Elmer (Esther) Calender, Cookston, Minn; Mrs. Roy (Louise) Barton,Wichita; grandchildren: Rodney, Terry, Kimberly, and Kelly Funk.
From AHSGR Obits Files
Born 6 June 1907 at Cimarron, he married Martha DICK 30 Sept. 1926 at Russell.
Survivors are widow; sons: Leon and Melvin both of Russell; sisters: Mrs. Clara Reece, Clay Center; Mrs. Pauline Boxberger, Russell; Mrs. Katherine Christman, Topeka; Mrs. Esther Culender, Cookston, Minn.; Mrs. Louise Barton, Wichita; four grandchildren. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

FUSS, Betty - See Betty Schwartzopf

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