Donald D. “Fritz” Pflughoeft, 89, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 at his home in Ellsworth. He was born, the youngest of four children, in Ellsworth County to F.A. “Fritz” and Amalie (Haase) Pflughoeft.
James Joseph ‘Jim’ Bezemek, 94, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 in Ellsworth. He was born April 22, 1925, on his grandfather’s family farm homestead in Ellsworth County, Kan. to Joseph and Agnes (Benes) Bezemek.
Roger Dean Bender, 75 of Sunrise Beach, Mo., formerly of Wichita, Kan., passed away peacefully Nov. 25, 2019. He was born Nov. 16, 1944 in Fort Benning, Ga., the son of Gordon and Anne (Kootz) Bender and grew up in Ellsworth, Kan.