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L. EUGENE GISHWILLER
Funeral Service Time/Date: 10:00 a.m., Saturday
August 18, 2007
Location of Funeral Service: Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home
1317 Poyntz
Manhattan, KS 66502
Visitation Time: 7 until 8:30 p.m.
Friday , August 17, 2007
Visitation Location: Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home
1317 Poyntz
Manhattan, KS 66502
Burial: Sunrise Cemetery
Manhattan, KS
Memorials: First Congregational Church; Sertoma Foundation; or the KSU Alumni Association and left in care of the funeral home.
Obituary: L. Eugene “Gene” Gishwiller, 88, Manhattan, KS passed away Thursday, August 16, 2007 in the Meadowlark Hills/Honstead House, Manhattan.

He was born February 27, 1919 at Almena, KS, the son of Louis Newcomb Gishwiller and Blanche Erdine Wade Gishwiller. He grew up in Almena, where he attended the local schools and was a 1936 graduate of the Almena High School. He attended Ft. Hays State University and, after receiving his teaching certificate, taught school in Dresden and Tribune, KS. Before World War II, he worked for the Corps of Engineers and later as a ship fitter in the Kaiser Shipyards in Vancouver, WA.

He was united in marriage to Irva Ione Walkey on April 9, 1939 at Dresden, KS. She survives of the home.

Mr. Gishwiller was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy as an electronics technician. He was discharged in 1946 at the rank of Petty Office, Second Class.

Following his military discharge, Mr. Gishwiller attended Kansas State University and graduated in 1948 with a degree in Business. He worked as a claims adjuster for the Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. in Colby, KS from 1948-1952 and in Garden City, KS from 1952-1959. He came to Manhattan in 1959 to work as the assistant claims manager at Farm Bureau. He retired in 1984.

He was an active member of the First Congregational Church, Manhattan. Other memberships included the Pearce-Keller American Legion Post No. 17, Sunflower Lions Club, Sertoma Club, Phi Kappa Phi, R.S.V.P., Riley County Council on Aging, Kansas Farm Bureau Retirees, Homecare and Manhattan Chapter of A.A.R.P. While working at Farm Bureau, he was active in the Kaw Valley Claims Association, Kansas Claims Association and the Professional Claims Association of America, Southwest Division.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Armida Smith, Winifred Hedges and Florence Smith.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Gishwiller is survived by a son, Galen Gishwiller, and his wife, Joan, Burnsville, MN; a daughter, Jeanne Urban, and her husband, Richard, Wichita, KS; four grandchildren, Dennis and Courtney Gishwiller, Mike Urban, and his wife, Vickie and Melissa Wefald, and her husband, Andy; five great grandchildren, Ben, Abbe and Sam Urban and Kaeli and Cassie Wefald.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 18, 2007 in the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan with the Rev. Kent Cormack officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery, Manhattan.

Memorial contributions can be made to the First Congregational Church; Sertoma Foundation; or the KSU Alumni Association and left in care of the funeral home. Online condolences can be sent to www.irvinparkview.com.

The family of Mr. Gishwiller will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.

DANIEL M. RODRIGUEZ
Funeral Service Time/Date: 6:30 p.m., Wednesday
August 15, 2007
Location of Funeral Service: College Ave. United Methodist Church
1609 College Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502
Visitation Time: 7 until 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Visitation Location: Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home
1317 Poyntz
Manhattan, Kansas
Burial: 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 18, 2007 in the First Baptist Church, Kansas City, MO. The family will receive friends from 9:30 until service time at the church. Cremation will follow with inurnment at a later date in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, KS.
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Obituary: Daniel M. Rodriguez, 78, Manhattan, KS passed away Sunday, August 12, 2007 in the Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan.

He was born February 15, 1929 at Kansas City, MO, the son of John Martin Rodriguez and Marguerite Martinez Rodriguez. He grew up in Mexico City where he attended the local schools.

He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Ann Ayala on May 17, 1952 at Kansas City. She preceded him in death on December 6, 2006.

In 1947, at the age of 18, Mr. Rodriguez returned to Kansas City and started working as an electrician for the Santa Fe Railroad. In 1992, after 44 years of service, he retired from the railroad as a Dept. of Transportation Inspector. He had been a Manhattan resident since 2001.

He was a member of the College Avenue United Methodist Church, Manhattan and volunteered many hours at the Flint Hills Job Corp.

Survivors include two daughters, Rosanna E. Mitchell, Manhattan and Dr. Rebekah S. Nunn, Tulsa, OK; two sons, John M. Rodriguez, Olathe, KS and Daniel R. Rodriguez, Shawnee, KS; four sisters, Paz Hernandez and Esperanza Martinez, both of Kansas City, MO, Ruth Aleman, Austin, TX and Virginia Dela Rosa, Mexico City; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 15, 2007 in the College Ave. United Methodist Church, Manhattan with the Rev. Larry Fry and Father Keith Weber officiating.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m., Tuesday at the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan. Online condolences can be sent to www.irvinparkview.com.

Additional services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 18, 2007 in the First Baptist Church, Kansas City, MO. The family will receive friends from 9:30 until service time at the church. Cremation will follow with inurnment at a later date in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, KS.

CATHERINE A. NESLER
Funeral Service Time/Date: 10:00 a.m.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Location of Funeral Service: St. Thomas More Catholic Church
2900 Kimball Avenue
Manhattan , Kansas
Visitation Time: 7 until 8 p.m.
Thursday , August 16, 2007
Visitation Location: Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home
1317 Poyntz
Manhattan, Kansas
Burial: Sunrise Cemetery
Manhattan, KS
Memorials:
Obituary: Catherine A. Nesler, 75, Manhattan, KS passed away Saturday, August 11, 2007 in the Stoneybrook Retirement Community, Manhattan.

She was born November 30, 1931 at Newark, NJ. She grew up Newark and attended the local schools.

She was united in marriage to John Nesler, Jr. in Newark.

Mrs. Nesler was a homemaker and was a member of the Catholic Church. She had been a Manhattan resident since 1971.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; and one sister.

Survivors include her husband, John, Washington, D.C.; a son, John T. Nesler, Virginia Beach, VA; one grandchild; and one great grandchild.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 17, 2007 in the St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Manhattan with Father Loren Werth as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery, Manhattan.

The family of Mrs. Nesler will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m., Thursday at the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan. Online condolences can be sent to www.irvinparkview.com.

LAURA D. CALVERT
Funeral Service Time/Date: 1:30 PM
Friday, August 17, 2007
Location of Funeral Service: Aquinas Newman Center
Albuquerque, NM
Visitation Time:
Visitation Location:
Burial: Inurnment will be in Santa Fe, NM.
Memorials: Southern Poverty Law Center (400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104, http://www.splcenter.org), Amnesty International (5 Penn Plaza – 14th Floor, New York, NY, http://www.amnesty.org), or the Alzheimer’s Foundation (322 eighth Avenue, 7th floor, New York, NY 10001, http://www.alzfdn.org).
Obituary: Laura D. Calvert, 85, Manhattan, KS, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2007, in the Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan.

She was born June 29, 1922, at Port Clinton, OH, the daughter of Floyd S. DeLashmutt and Ada F. Harbarger DeLashmutt. She grew up near Hamden, OH, and in Columbus, OH, and attended the local schools. She graduated from North High School in Columbus. She later received her BA degree and MA degrees from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, and her Ph.D. degree from Ohio State University, Columbus.

She was united in marriage to Edward H. Calvert on February 12, 1941 at Baltimore, MD. He preceded her in death on April 7, 1995.

Dr. Calvert worked as the Director of Spanish instruction for the Peace Corps Language Program at the University of New Mexico, Associate Professor of Languages at the University of Massachusetts, and later as a Professor of languages at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She retired in 1977. She lived many years in Albuquerque and had been a Manhattan resident since 2004.

Survivors include a daughter, Anne C. Cully, and her husband, Jack, Manhattan, KS; a sister, Elizabeth McCrackin, Gaithersburg, MD; and a granddaughter, Miranda Cully; as well as nieces and nephews.

Memorial services are scheduled for 1:30 PM August 17, 2007, at the Aquinas Newman Center, Albuquerque, NM. Inurnment will be in Santa Fe, NM.

Instead of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center (400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104, http://www.splcenter.org), Amnesty International (5 Penn Plaza – 14th Floor, New York, NY, http://www.amnesty.org), or the Alzheimer’s Foundation (322 eighth Avenue, 7th floor, New York, NY 10001, http://www.alzfdn.org).

GLENN G. KING
Funeral service Time/Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2008
2:00 p.m.
Location of Funeral: At The Graveside
Valley View Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Hwy. 24
Manhattan, KS 66502
Visitation Time: Tuesday, September 30, 2008
12:30 p.m. until forming a procession to the cemetery.
Visitation Location: Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home
1317 Poyntz
Manhattan, KS 66502
Burial: Valley View Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Hwy. 24
Manhattan, KS 66502
Memorials: Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association and left in care of the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan.
Obituary: Glenn G. King, 82, Topeka, KS passed away Saturday, September 27, 2008 in the Brewster Place Health Care Center, Topeka.

He was born February 23, 1926 at Clay Center, KS, the son of Vernon D. King and Phoebe E. Mottin King. He grew up in Manhattan, where he attended the local schools and was a 1944 graduate of the Manhattan High School. He also attended Kansas State University.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the National Guard. After the war, he continued in the Kansas National Guard as a Warrant Officer in maintenance at the State Arsenal. He retired in 1981 and had been a Topeka resident since 1953.

He was a member of The American Legion Post #1, MARS Radio Club, ARRL, the Amateur Radio Relay League and the Academy of Model Aeronautics.

He was united in marriage to Helen L. Smith on May 13, 1949 in Aberdeen, MD. She survives of the home. Other survivors include two sons, Karl E. King, address unknown and Martin A. “Marty” King, and his wife, Christie, Topeka; two daughters, Anita K. Coker, Lenexa, KS and Connie L. Kraus, and her husband, Mike, Topeka; five grandchildren, Jarrod D. Coker, Brett A. Coker, Jennifer M. King, Heather M. King and Travis M. Kraus; two great grandchildren, Cameron Coker and Zoey Skinner-Coker; and sister-in-laws, Mabel A. King, Manhattan and Jean Brown, Burlington, KS.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Loren “Corky” King and Francis V. King, and one sister-in-law, Alyce "Joyce" King.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 30, 2008 in the Valley View Memorial Gardens, Manhattan with the Rev. Larry Hardin officiating. Burial will be in the Valley View Memorial Gardens.

The family of Mr. King will receive friends at the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan from 12:30 p.m. until forming a procession to the cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and left in care of the funeral home. Online condolences can be sent to www.irvinparkview.com.

DOROTHY M. PLATT
Funeral service Time/Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2008
10:00 a.m.
Location of Funeral: At The Graveside
Valley View Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Hwy. 24
Manhattan, KS 66502
Visitation Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Visitation Location: Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home
1317 Poyntz
Manhattan, KS 66502
Burial: Valley View Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Hwy. 24
Manhattan, KS 66502
Memorials: Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association and left in care of the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan.
Obituary: Dorothy M. Platt, 72, Manhattan, KS passed away Friday, September 27, 2008 in the Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan.

She was born May 20, 1936 at Seymour, MO, the daughter of Emil Parker Critser and Lodine Cardwell Critser. She spent her early childhood years in Seymour and moved to Manhattan in 1951. She had been a resident of Manhattan since that time.

She was united in marriage to Donald D. Platt on June 1, 1953 at Manhattan. He preceded her in death on December 23, 2006

Mrs. Platt was a homemaker and worked as a clerk at Fern’s Liquor Store for many years.

She was a lifetime member of the Lee Pierson V.F.W. Post No. 1786 Auxiliary, Manhattan.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Platt was preceded in death by her parents; and a grandson, Benjamin Riley Platt on November 7, 1979.

Survivors include a son, Riley L. Platt, and his wife, Brenda, Manhattan; two daughters, Cheryl L. Thompson, and her husband, Philip, Manhattan and Terri L. Finley, and her husband, Larry, St. Francis, KS; eight grandchildren, Sara Polansky, Kimberly Suther, Taylor Kennedy, Tyler Finley, Jonathon Finley, Brendan Finley, Matthew Richard and Kristan Richard; and three great grandchildren, A. J. and Ayden Polansky and Evelyn Suther.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 30, 2008 in the Valley View Memorial Gardens, Manhattan with the Rev. R. C. “Cam” McConnell officiating. Burial will be in the Valley View Memorial Gardens. Family and friends are invited to form a procession from the funeral home to the cemetery at 9:30 a.m.

The family of Mrs. Platt will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m., Monday at the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association and left in care of the funeral home. Online condolences can be sent to www.irvinparkview.com.

PATRICE A. ROGGE
Mass of Christian Burial Time/Date: 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Location of Funeral Mass: Seven Dolors Catholic Church
731 Pierre
Manhattan, KS 66502
Rosary and Visitation Time: 7:00 p.m.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Visitation to follow at 7:30.
Rosary and Visitation Location: Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home
1317 Poyntz
Manhattan, KS 66502
Burial: Sunrise Cemetery
Manhattan, KS
Memorials: Memorial contributions can be made to the WAM-SAG-MAN Trail or the Big Lakes Developmental Center and left in care of the funeral home.

Obituary: Patrice A. Rogge, 44, of Wamego, KS passed away Monday, September 8, 2008 at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. She was a loving wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend to all. She fought a very courageous battle against cancer and always maintained a sense of humor and a smile.

Patrice was born on September 20, 1963 in Manhattan, the daughter of C. Ancel Armstrong and Mildred Leikam Armstrong. She grew up in Manhattan, attending the local schools and was a 1982 graduate of the Manhattan High School. She attended Kansas State University for two years and in 1987 received her BA Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.

On September 9, 1995 Patrice married Douglas J. Rogge in Las Vegas, NV., in a ceremony surrounded by family.

Patrice worked many years as the manager for the family cattle business, New Breeds Industries in Manhattan and later as a business manager for the Durable Medical Equipment Industry. She had been a resident of the Wamego area since March 2001.

She was a member of the Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Manhattan and loved to bike, hike, fly fish and just be outdoors, especially with her Labrador retrievers and husband.

In addition to her husband, Patrice is survived by her parents, C. Ancel and Mildred Armstrong, Manhattan; four sisters, Theresa R. Armstrong, Manhattan, Melinda Mugrage, and her husband, Jack Lee, Manhattan, Monica Brown, and her husband, Todd, Sherman, CT and Kristi Hoffman, and her husband, Kyle, Coldwater, KS; and two nieces, Anna and Abbie, Coldwater, KS. Patrice was blessed with her in law’s, Virgil and Marian Rogge, Tucson, AZ; and her sister-in-law, Janis, and her nieces and nephews, Caitlyn, Michael, Jeremy, and Elizabeth, Clovis, CA.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 13, 2008 in the Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Manhattan with the Rev. Joseph Popelka as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery, Manhattan.

A Rosary service will be at 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 12, 2008 in the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan followed by a family visitation at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to the WAM-SAG-MAN Trail or the Big Lakes Developmental Center and left in care of the funeral home.

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