Henry H. Siemsen
HOLYROOD - Henry H. Siemsen, 93, died Feb. 2, 2001, at Good Samaritan Retire-ment Center, Ellsworth.
He was born May 4, 1907, at Holyrood, the son of Marcus and Ernestine Freese Siem-sen. A lifetime Holyrood resident, he was a farmer and stockman.
He belonged to St. Paul's United Church of Christ and was a member of the Lions Club, both at Holyrood.
On May 3, 1933, he married Leora Johansen at Ellinwood. She died March 20, 1996.
Survivors include: three sons, Robert and Bruce, both of Holyrood, and Dale, Austin, Texas; two brothers, Albert, Holyrood, and Marcus, Hutchinson, Minn.; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Holyrood, with Pastor Mary Lou Klein presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Parson's Funeral Home, and from 9 a.m. until service time Monday at the church. Burial will be in St. Paul's United Church of Christ Cemetery, Holyrood.
Memorials may be sent to the church, in care of the funeral home.
Roger Norman Pister Sr.
ULYSSES - Roger Norman Pister Sr., 50, died Feb. 1, 2001, at Southwest Medical Center, Liberal.
He was born Aug. 31, 1950, at Harvey, N.D., the son of Theo-dore and Helen Hirchert Pister. A Ulysses resident since 1981, he worked for Lathem Water Service for 16 years and also worked on restoring old cars.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
On March 16, 1972, he married Marjorie Otto at Fessenden, N.D. She survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, Rodger Norman Jr. and Darrick, both of Ulysses; two daughters, Elizabeth Andazola, Syracuse, and Angela Orosco, Ulysses; mother, Harvey, N.D.; two brothers, Gary, Ulysses, and Ron, St. Joseph, Mo.; three sisters, Connie Ensz, Bismark, N.D., Ruth Edwards, Ulysses, and JoAnn Martwick, Drake, N.D.; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Garnand Funeral Home, Ulysses, with the Rev. Richard Stafford presiding. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, to St. Jude Children's Hospital or to Church of the Nazarene, Ulysses, all in care of the funeral home, 405 West Grant, Ulysses, KS 67880.
Edward T. Barber
JOHNSON - Edward T. Barber, 81, died Feb. 1, 2001, at Western Prairie Care Home, Ulysses.
He was born June 7, 1919, in Reno County, the son of Orville T. and Wilma King Barber. A Stanton County resident since 1932, he was a farmer.
He attended Bethel Naza-rene Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
On Oct. 27, 1940, he married Ona C. Nelson. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Tom, Wichita; a daughter, K. Ellen Kersey, Johnson; three brothers, Kenneth, Johnson, Fay, Caldwell, Idaho, and Gail, Enid, Okla.; a sister, Willa Cott, Garden City; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Bethel Nazarene Church, Big Bow, with the Rev. Tom Boese presiding. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and Sunday at Garnand Funeral Home, Johnson. Burial will be in Stanton County Cemetery, Johnson.
Memorials may be sent to the Bethel Nazarene Church Building Fund, in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 715, Johnson, KS 67855.
Susie Wohlgemuth Jost
HILLSBORO - Susie Wohl-gemuth Jost, 95, died Feb. 1, 2001, at Hillsboro Community Medical Center Long Term Care Unit.
She was born Feb. 18, 1905, in Hillsboro, the daughter of Franz Wohlgemuth and Aganetha Regehr. She was a homemaker.
She belonged to Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church.
On Oct. 6, 1928, she married John B. Jost at Hutchinson. He died in 1994.
Survivors include: two sons, Kenney, Hillsboro, and John W., Cedarville, Calif.; two daughters, Virginia Bestvater, Newton, and Margaret Enns, Folsom, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Parkview Mennon-ite Brethren Church, Hills-boro, with Pastor Tim Sullivan and the Rev. John Ratzlaff officiating.
Burial will be in Gnadenau Cemetery, rural Hillsboro.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Hillsboro Memorial Chapel.
Memorial funds may be sent to the church, in care of the memorial chapel.
James J. Sitz
DODGE CITY - James J. Sitz, 2-day-old son of Steven and Emily Anne Frazier Sitz, died Feb. 1, 2001, at St. Cath-erine Hospital in Garden City.
Survivors include: his parents and two sisters, Katie Sitz and Meg Sitz, all of the home; grandparents, John and Clara Frazier, Garden City, and Herb and Pat Sitz, Arlington, Texas.
Private family graveside services were held Friday in Valley View Cemetery, Garden City, with the Rev. Robert Cousins officiating.
Price & Sons Funeral Home, Garden City, was in charge of arrangements.
Theodore 'Jay' Zimmerman
GREAT BEND - Theodore "Jay" Zimmerman, 68, died Feb. 2, 2001, at Stafford District Hospital.
He was born Nov. 23, 1932, at Towanda, the son of Theodore and Irene Waterman Zimmerman. A longtime Great Bend resident, he was a truck driver for Jamar Transpor-tation Inc., retiring in1997.
On Feb. 17, 1952, he married Marilyn L. Stoskopf at Hoisington. She survives.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Debbie Zimmerman, Arlington, and Brenda Zimmerman, Dodge City; a brother, Robert, Ellinwood; a sister, Wilma Dannebohm, Ellinwood; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Greg Zimmerman.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, with the Rev. Dick Ogle presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today and Sunday and 9 a.m. until service time Monday, all at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hoisington Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, in care of the funeral home.
Elbert P. Brensing
MULLINVILLE - Elbert P. Brensing, 78, died Feb. 1, 2001, at his home in Mullinville.
He was born April 21, 1922, near Mullinville in Kiowa County, the son of Ervin C. and Anna L. Sharp Brensing. A longtime Mullinville resident, he was a farmer and welder.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
On Nov. 25, 1943, he married Lola L. Hargadine at Palo Alto, Calif. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Stan, Overland Park; a daughter, Judy Malmberg, Naperville, Ill.; a sister, Vesta Thompson, Wichita; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church, Mullinville, with Pastor Bob Smith presiding. There will be no public visitation. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Mullinville.
Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association or to the church, all in care of Minnis Mortuary.
Walter Dunn, 90, McAllen, TX, died January 25, 2001, at Comfort House, McAllen, TX.
He was born Nov. 26, 1910, at Abbyville, the son of Frank and Cora Crow Dunn. He was retired from Kansas Highway Patrol, De-partment of Revenue and as a lobbyist for Eastern Kansas Oil & Gas Association.
He was a member of Masonic and Shrine bodies, Lowman United Methodist Church, Topeka, and First Baptist Church, McAllen, TX.
On September 13, 1937, he married Ellen Louise Lehman. She died December 15, 1996. On Dec. 28, 1997, he married Viva Chiles Kittle. She survives.
Other survivors include: a stepson & his wife, Leroy & Grace Kittle, Alvin, TX.; two stepdaughters and their husbands, Shirley & Don Clough, South Hutchinson, Sharon & Tom Peters, Arvada, Colo.;a brother & his wife, Harry & Florence Dunn, Hutchinson; 11 step grandchildren; 11 step great-grandchildren; and his son's companion, Annette Worsch, Topeka.
He was preceded in death by a son, Gene; three brothers, Darrel, Carl & Charlie ; two sisters, Flora Ehling & an infant sister.
Memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. today at Elliott Mortuary Chapel, Hutchinson, with the Rev. Keith Dellenbach presiding. A Kansas Highway Patrol Honor Guard will escort the funeral procession to the Abbyville Cemetery for burial and flag presentation. Masonic graveside rites will be provided by Hutchinson Reno Masonic Lodge, #124 A.F.& A.M. A reception will follow the graveside service at Abbyville Community Center.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, in care of Elliott Mortuary.
William 'Bill' Bateman
William "Bill" Bateman, 81, died Feb. 2, 2001, at his home in Hutchinson.
He was born Dec. 21, 1919, at Sacramen-to, Calif., the son of Ed-ward and Margaret Bruce Hartrouft. A longtime Hutchinson resident, he was a retired corrections officer at KSIR.
He was a past commander of American Legion Lysle Rishel Post No. 68, was an active member of 40 & 8, belonged to Sons of the American Legion, and was a life member of the VFW at Hutchinson. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
On Aug. 14, 1948, he married Anne Harris at McPherson. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Scot, Olathe; a daughter, Suzanne Christopher, Hutch-inson; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Forest Park Presbyterian Church, Hutch-inson, with Pastor Bud Gildehaus officiating. There will be no visitation, as cremation has taken place. Inurnment services will be in Fairlawn Burial Park Mausoleum, Hutchinson, with military honors provided by a Fort Riley honor guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the church, in care of Heritage Funeral Home, Hutchinson.
GARDEN CITY - Irene Gossman, 73, died Feb. 2, 2001, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita.
She was born May 20, 1927, in Pawnee County, the daughter of Homer J. and Eleanor Whitson Whithorn. A lifetime Garden City resident, she worked on the family farm and was bookkeeper for her son's trucking firm.
She was a member of the Baptist faith, was a Boy Scout leader and 4-H leader, and was a member of the Finney County Senior Center.
In April 1943, she married Charles J. Gossman at Scott City. He died in August 1974. In May 1978, she married Jack Brooker at Albuquerque, N.M. He died in August 1980.
Survivors include: two sons, Steve Gossman, Scott City, and Gerald Gossman, Garden City; a brother, John Whithorn, Par-sons; two sisters, Helen Jelley and Doris Whithorn, both of Neosho, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Larry Wayne and Gary Lee Gossman; and a grandson.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Price & Sons Funeral Home, Garden City, with the Rev. John Williams presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Garden City.
The family requests that memorials be given to the Irene Gossman Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home
MEDICINE LODGE - Bernice Warren, 85, died Feb. 2, 2001, at Cedar Crest Manor, Medicine Lodge.
She was born Aug. 12, 1915, at El Reno, Okla., the daughter of Kenneth and Tommie Land Killion. A Medicine Lodge resident for 60 years, moving from Alva, Okla., she was a retired bookkeeper and housekeeper.
She was a life member of both the American Legion and the VFW Auxiliary.
On Sept. 1, 1934, she married Donald Wilbur Warren at Enid, Okla. He died Dec. 30, 1988.
Survivors include: two sons, Donald Wayne Warren, Pear-sall, Texas, and Clifford C. Foster, Medicine Lodge; and a brother, Richard Killion, Williamsburg, Va.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Killion Jr.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Larrison-Forsyth Funeral Home, Medicine Lodge, with the Rev. Russell Stolp presiding. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Medicine Lodge.
Memorials may be sent to the Bernice Warren Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home.
Velma Virginia Smith
PRATT - Velma Virginia Smith, 73, died Feb. 2, 2001, at Shawnee Gardens Nursing Home, Sha-wnee.
She was born April 18, 1927, at Pratt. Spen-ding most of her life in Pratt, she was a licen-sed practical nurse and also a cake baker and decorator. She had spent the past year in Shawnee.
She belonged to First United Methodist Church and the Elks Lodge, both at Pratt. She was a charter member of the Pratt junior college LPN Program.
Survivors include: a son, Earl W. Smith, Shawnee; two sisters, Elizabeth Burnham, Little Rock, Ark., and Carol Cavanaugh, Leawood; a granddaughter; and a niece.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Larrison Mortuary, Pratt, with the Rev. Kendal Utt presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the mortuary. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt.
Memorials may be sent to Gideons International, in care of the mortuary.