Emma Marie Baker
CARMEL, Ind. — Emma Marie Baker, 93, Carmel, formerly of Abilene, Kan., died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006.
Mrs. Baker was born Emma Marie Longenecker on Aug. 26, 1913.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Paul Baker, in 1982.
Survivors include a son, Roger Edward Price of Tennessee; two daughters, Emma Jane Van Gilder of Fort Wayne and Ada Amos of Carmel; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
The body was cremated. Services and burial will be in summer 2007.
Danner Funeral Home, 501 N. Buckeye, Abilene 67410, is handling arrangements.
OBERLIN — Vic Bryan, 88, Oberlin, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006.
Mr. Bryan was born Oct. 22, 1918, in Decatur County. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Opal, of Oberlin; two daughters, Sharon Slabaugh of Oberlin and Jeanne Britton of North Glenn, Colo.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church, Oberlin. Burial will be in Oberlin Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to a charity of donor’s choice.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Pauls Funeral Home, 121 N. Penn, Oberlin, and after 8 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Ione Grace Buchheister
OVERLAND PARK — Ione Grace Buchheister, 80, Overland Park, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006.
Mrs. Buchheister was born Ione Grace Homburg on March 28, 1926, in rural Ellis. She was retired after teaching for 24 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Nelson Buchheister, in 2005.
Survivors include a daughter, Wanda “Wendy” Macek of Overland Park; two sons, William “Bill” of Overland Park and Philip of The Colony, Texas; three sisters, Doris Betthauser of Derby, Jane Bowyer of Great Bend and Kay Enna of Kansas City, Mo.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church, rural Ellis. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Wasinger-Keithley Funeral Chapel, 400 E. 17th, Ellis 67637.
J.C. Gray, 56, Salina, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2006.
Roselawn Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements.
Thomas Albert Heckathorn Sr
CHAPMAN — Thomas Albert Heckathorn Sr., 61, Chapman, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2006.
Londeen Funeral Chapel, Chapman, is handling arrangements.
Leona May Heikes
CLAY CENTER — Leona May Heikes, 89, Clay Center, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2006.
Miss Heikes was born Sept. 26, 1917, in Clay County.
Survivors include two brothers, Richard of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Ray of Phoenix; and two sisters, Evelyn Mugler of Wakefield and Marilyn Martin of Clay Center.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Athelstane Cemetery, rural Clay County.
Memorials may be made to Mizpah United Methodist Church.
Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, 918 Seventh, Clay Center 67432, is handling arrangements.
Steven D. Howard
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Steven D. Howard, 48, Cedar Rapids, formerly of Abilene, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006.
Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, Abilene, is handling arrangements.
James Ray “Jim” Hutchinson
RAPID CITY, S.D. — James Ray “Jim” Hutchinson, 86, Rapid City, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006.
Mr. Hutchinson was born July 4, 1920, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Noble Max and Mary Emma (McCluskey) Hutchinson.
He served as a B-17 navigator and Army Air Corps officer (2nd lieutenant) during World War II.
He graduated from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla., with a degree in petroleum engineering in 1943. He was employed by Cities Service Oil Co. for 20 years as a petroleum district engineer.
In 1969, he graduated from Dubuque Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, as minister of word and sacrament of the Presbyterian Church, USA. He was installed as minister of First Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, Kan. In 1976, he obtained his senior certified alcoholism/drug addiction counselor’s certification. He worked for St. John’s Hospital, Salina, Kan., and Central Kansas Foundation.
He married Mary Catherine (Craig) Selby in 1990.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Virginia “Vickie,” in 1975; and a daughter, Pamela Lee Collison, in 2003.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Catherine; two sons, Ray of Dubuque and John Hutchinson and wife Dr. Kathy Platoni of Beavercreek, Ohio; a son-in-law, Mark Collison; three grandchildren, Joshua, Melissa and Micah Collison of Sioux Falls; two stepchildren, Michael Selby and wife Michelle and Kathleen Selby and husband Don Lamoureaux; and three stepgrandchildren, Amanda Brown of Santa Fe, N.M., and Teela and Rose Lamoureaux, both of Mission.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Rapid City. After cremation, burial will be in Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis.
Memorials may be made to Hope Lodge (American Cancer Society), 411 Second St. N.W., Rochester, MN 55901, or Hospice of the Hills, Rapid City.
Osheim-Catron Funeral Home, 2700 Jackson Blvd., Rapid City, is handling arrangements.
Byron E. McCartney
OBERLIN — Byron E. McCartney, 88, Oberlin, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2006.
Pauls Funeral Home, Oberlin, is handling arrangements.
Loren D. “Bus McClintock
SIMPSON — Loren D. “Bus” McClintock, 96, Simpson, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2006.
McDonald-Roberts Funeral Service, Beloit, is handling arrangements.
Bertha M. Moore
SMITH CENTER — Bertha M. Moore, 87, Smith Center, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006.
Simmons-Olliff-Boeve Chapel, Smith Center, is handling arrangements.
MARION — Lorene Nelson, 82, Marion, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006.
Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion, is handling arrangements.
Doris Ellen Palmberg
HAYS — Doris Ellen Palmberg, 73, Hays, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006.
Mrs. Palmberg was born Doris Ellen Bell on Oct. 15, 1933, in rural Morland. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Edward Dinkel, in 1970 and Albert Palmberg, in 1995.
Survivors include four sons, Gary Dinkel of Loveland, Colo., Don Dinkel and Leon Dinkel, both of Hays, and Alan Dinkel of Plainville; and six grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays. A graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. in St. Anthony Cemetery, St. Peter.
A parish vigil will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine, Hays 67601.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Hays Medical Center or for Masses.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Catherine A. Peterson
MINNEAPOLIS — Catherine A. Peterson, 83, Minneapolis, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006.
Mrs. Peterson was born Catherine A. Muller on Nov. 5, 1923, in Minneapolis. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; a brother, Elmer; and two grandchildren.
Survivors include two sons, Harold I. and wife Johnnie Ruth of Streetman, Texas, and Lyle E. and wife Tanya of Joplin, Mo.; a daughter, C. Llewellen “Lou” Weis and husband Ron of Minneapolis; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday Highland Cemetery, Minneapolis.
Memorials may be made to the VFW Auxiliary or a church of the donor’s choice.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Shields Funeral Home, 405 Argyle, Minneapolis 67467, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m.
Dorocile Foust Reynolds
Dorocile Foust Reynolds, 85, Salina, formerly of Goodland, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006.
Mrs. Reynolds was born Dorocile Foust Pepper on Nov. 4, 1921, in Abilene. She was a retired owner of Foust Supply Co., Goodland.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Foust.
Survivors include a son, Mike Foust of Goodland; a daughter, Lynn Hildebrand of Salina; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Mountain time Wednesday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Goodland. Burial will be in Goodland Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Genesis or the church.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Mountain time today at Koons Funeral Home Chapel, 211 N. Main, Goodland 67735-1555.
Carrie E. Rothchild
MANKATO — Carrie E. Rothchild, 93, Mankato, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006.
Mrs. Rothchild was born Carrie E. Wyatt on Sept. 29, 1913, near Webber. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by an infant granddaughter and an infant great-granddaughter.
Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Crane of Superior, Neb., and Jana Tuxhorn of Columbus, Neb.; five sons, Dennis and Doyle, both of Mankato, Daryle of Monett, Mo., Delmer of Downs and Marlin of Aurora, Neb.; 21 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Webber United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Webber Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Megrue-Price Funeral Home, 750 N. Commercial, Superior, NE 68978.
Donna Charlene Rupert
MINNEAPOLIS — Donna Charlene Rupert, 72, Minneapolis, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2006.
Mrs. Rupert was born Donna Charlene Krizek on Nov. 12, 1934, in rural Delphos, the daughter of Charlie and Blanche Hurtig Krizek. She was a farm wife and former secretary at Western Star Mills, Salina, and the Tinker Toy Co., Chicago. She owned The Smart Shop, Minneapolis, for 21 years.
She married Stephen C. Rupert on May 21, 1955, in Minneapolis.
She was an elder and clerk of session for First Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Quest Club and the former Home Arts Club, all at Minneapolis.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and four sisters, Marjorie Krizek, Maggie Lindsey, Margaret Chapman and Marie Darrow.
Survivors include her husband, Stephen C., of Minneapolis; two daughters, Valerie Crum of Minneapolis and Charlene Rupert and fiance J. Trost of Beloit; and five grandchildren, Jeremy and Wade Adams and Shelly, Stacy and Brandan Crum.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, the Rev. FrankLyn Schroeder officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Minneapolis.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Shields Funeral Home, 405 Argyle, Minneapolis 67467, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Stephen R “Steve” Stetz
OAKLEY — Stephen R. “Steve” Stetz, 99, Oakley, died Nov. 21, 2006.
Mr. Stetz was born Aug. 21, 1907, in Streator, Ill. He was an entrepreneur.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, in 1990.
Survivors include two sons, Stephen Jr. of St. Louis and Philip of Nacogdoches, Texas; a sister, Lorraine Monahan of Streator; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 12 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fort Worth, Texas. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery, Fort Worth.
A rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood Funeral Home, Fort Worth, with visitation to follow.
Memorials may be made to S.R. Stetz’s St. Joseph’s Catholic School Memorial Fund, in care of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church rectory, 625 Freeman, Oakley 67748.
Dale Leon Wann
Dale Leon Wann, 66, Salina, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2006.
Roselawn Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements.
NEWTON — Carol Wherrell, 66, Newton, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2006.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Petersen Funeral Chapel, 215 N. Main, Newton 67114.
Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
J. Ivan Zeller
COLBY — J. Ivan Zeller, 92, Colby, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006.
Harrison Chapel, Colby, is handling arrangements.