Obituaries

Sun
17
Dec

Doris A. Robl (1927-2017)

Doris A. Robl, 90, passed away Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 in Wichita.
She was born second of 12 children on March 19, 1927 in Hays to Dan and Hilda (Weigel) Leiker.
Doris married Leonard Robl in Bushton, Kan. on June 15, 1948. Before moving to Wichita, Doris and Leonard spent the last 10 years in Ellsworth having moved from the Claflin area where Doris was a homemaker and teacher. She was a member of the St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Ellsworth and the Catholic Altar Society. She was also an RCIA instructor.
Doris is survived by her sons, Terry Robl (Shirley) of Ellsworth and Steve Robl (Vera) of Wichita; daughter, Diane Robl (Peggy) of Louisville, Ky.; sons, Jim Robl (Maureen) of Sioux Falls, S.D. and Paul Robl (Ceilly) of Bailey, Colo.; daughters, Denise Guy (JT) of Abilene, Deanna Daniels of Wichita, and Darcie Green (Bryan) of Wichita; 20 grandchildren, nine great- grandchildren, and five brothers and sisters.

Sun
17
Dec

Thomas L. ‘Tom’ Purma


Thomas L. “Tom” Purma passed away Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 at the age of 73.
Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home of Wilson is handling the arrangements. A private family memorial service is planned for a later date.

Fri
08
Dec

Clarence W. Erhardt

Clarence W. Erhardt, 80, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 in Ellsworth.

Parsons Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be left at parsonsfh.com

Tue
05
Dec

Steven K. Vondra

     Steven K. Vondra, 62, passed away Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 in Wichita.
     Parsons Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be left at parsonsfh.com

 

Mon
27
Nov

Sophia Wallert

     Sophia Wallert, 101, Gladstone, Mo., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 at home with her loving family by her side. Sophia was born Sept. 15, 1916 to Anthony and Sophia Somer in Wilson, Kan. Her father owned the Somer Hardware, a historic landmark in Wilson.
     Sophia married Ray Wallert and they enjoyed 72 years together. Her and Ray lived in Russell, Kan. and Gorham, Kan. They moved to Kansas City in 1993.
     Sophia was preceded in death by her husband in 2016, and a brother and five sisters.
     Survivors include her daughter, Deborah Crockett (Chip Bennett); and multiple nieces, nephews and friends.
     Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the McGilley Antioch Chapel
     A private inurnment will take place at a later date in Terrace Park Cemetery.  

Mon
27
Nov

Dale W. Soukup

     Dale W. Soukup, 73, passed away Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 in Ellsworth. He was born May 14, 1944 in Dorrance to Arthur N. and Helen (Matoush) Soukup. A longtime resident of the area, Dale was a business man. He owned and operated Soukup Oil Co. then DARRS clothing store. Later in life he earned his CNA certification and worked for 10 years at the Ellsworth County Medical Center.
     Dale and Alice (Rezac) of Wilson were united in marriage on Dece. 30, 1965, in Abilene, Kan. She survives him.
     Dale is also survived by his son, Rick Soukup (Deanna) of Ellsworth; daughter, Richelle Barta (Heath) of Lucas; grandchildren, Olivia Stevenson (Trent), Natalie, Stephanie, and Zayed Soukup, Hunter and Gunner Hulse, and Keegan and Benton Barta; and sister, Shirley Sales of Salina.
     He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Kenneth Soukup.

Mon
20
Nov

Tom H. Tripp (1923-2017)

Tom H. Tripp, Sr., 93, passed away Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 at his home in Kanopolis.

Mon
20
Nov

Donald Lee Bircher (1927-2017)

Donald Lee Bircher, 89, left this world to be with Jesus Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017.

Thu
16
Nov

Willis Reinhardt 'Bill' Schmidt (1927-2017)

Willis Reinhardt ‘Bill’ Schmidt passed away Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at Via Christi Village Ridge in Wichita, Kan. at the age of 90. He was born Feb. 26, 1927 in Dorrance, Kan. to the late Reinhardt and Katherine ‘Kate’ (Milberger) Schmidt. He grew up in the Dorrance area graduating from Dorrance High School.  He joined the United States Navy at the age of 17 serving in World War II. Following his service in the Navy he was married to Dolores “Peachie” Kasner on Jan. 23, 1946 in Dorrance. They were blessed with three children, Timmie, John, and Debra.

Wed
15
Nov

Michael L. Winkel

     Michael L. Winkel, 66 of Hutchinson, Kan. died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
     Mike was born in peace and love in Concordia, Kan. to Melvin J. and Lucile Winkel Wiles. He was a graduate of Barton County Community College. He married Colleen (Hoch) Sept. 14, 1978. He retired early from the Department of Social Services for the State of Kansas.
     Michael is survived by his spouse, Colleen; father, Bud Wiles of Cawker City, Kan.; children, Jason (Kim) Winkel of Pratt, Kan. and Alexander Winkel, of Ogden, Utah; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson; a brother, Pat (Marion) Winkel of Greenwood, Mo.; sisters Maryellen (Richard) Terry of Council Bluff, Iowa and Janice Myers of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; and nephews and nieces.
     He was preceded in death by his son, Eric, who died in 2013; mother, Lucile Wiles; and sister, Barbara Krien.
        “Mike’s Story”

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