Obituaries

Tue
22
Aug

Fredrick C. Andreasen (1959-2017)

Fredrick C. Andreasen, 58, passed away Aug. 19, 2017. He was born April 2, 1959 in Plainville. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1977. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Parish since 1971 and Knights of Columbus, 3rd Degree Knight in Good Standing KOC 10074, both in Lincoln. He was a beloved son, father, brother, and uncle.  

He is survived by son, Eric Andreasen; five grandchildren; and eight siblings.

Freddy had a very dry sense of humor, witty comebacks, and charitable heart. He was a friend to all persons he encountered, his giving nature will be missed by all.

A celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at St. Patricks Parish in Lincoln.  

Memorials may be made to the church in care of Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth St. Salina, Kan. 67401.

Mon
21
Aug

Lester Louis Pflughoeft (1924-2017)

Lester Louis Pflughoeft
(1924-2017)

Mon
21
Aug

Lester Louis Pflughoeft

 

Lester Louis Pflughoeft, 93, Ellsworth, passed away Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.

Parsons Funeral Home of Ellsworth is in change of arrangements.

Sat
19
Aug

Katherine ‘Katie’ Alexandria Miller (1946-2017)

 

Wed
16
Aug

Mary L. Miller

     Mary L. Miller, 61, Ellsworth, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. She was born Sept. 26, 1955 in Salina, Kan. to John J. and Susan E. (Snider) Ravenkamp.
     On Oct. 20, 1979, Mary married Mac Miller in Oakley, Kan. She was a central supply coordinator for the Ellsworth County Medical Center, a member of the St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, and a former member of the Ellsworth and Wilson Lions Clubs.
     Mary was preceded in death by her father, John Ravenkamp; husband, Mac Miller; son, Richard Wright; brother, John Ravenkamp, Jr.; nephews, Zach Ingram and Judson Eisenhauer; step-father, Plemma Jamison; and brother-in-law, Lonnie Albertson.

Wed
16
Aug

Lester Neil Olson

     Lester Neil Olson, 78, of Ellsworth, Kan., passed away Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at Salina Regional Health Center surrounded by his loving family. Neil was born in Marquette, Kan. in Myra Hughes’ (nurse’s) house on Feb. 3, 1939 to the late Lester M. and late Lulu E. (Bealby) Olson. He lived south of Brookville, in Brookville and then Mentor where he attended the one-room school from the first-eight grade. He attended Assaria Rural High School for three years then attended one year and graduation in Brookville.
     Neil started his rodeo career in high school. Neil was steer wrestling National Champion at the 9th Annual National Championship High School Rodeo in 1957 in Albuquerque, N.M. He competed in bareback riding, bull riding, and steer wrestling until his last rodeo in 1972 at the Salina Tri-Rivers Fair Rodeo.

Tue
15
Aug

Eliza Rose Fink (2017-2017)

Eliza Rose Fink was born, and passed away peacefully with her mother, on at 2:02 a.m. Aug. 12, 2017.

Eliza was the daughter of Arkala Monique Cullens. She is survived by her mother and two siblings, brother Trey Fink and sister Skylar Cullens all of the home in Wilson; grandparents Malia Rich of Wilson, and Michael Fink of Moscow; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her step-grandfather, John D. Rich.    

A private family service was held  Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 in the Wilson City Cemetery.  

Condolences for the family may be left at www.plumeroverlease.com

Thu
10
Aug

Dale Robert 'Bob' Hicks (1944-2017)

Dale Robert “Bob” Hicks, 73, passed away at his home in Ellsworth on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. He was born Feb. 23, 1944 in Norton, to Dale K. and Hope (Thompson) Hicks.

In 1960, Bob’s family moved from Washington County, Kan. to Ellsworth where Dale would spend the rest of his life.

Bob married Carol Sue Mehl in Holyrood on Aug. 11, 1963. She survives him.

Bob and Carol owned the Carol Lee Donut shop in downtown Ellsworth for many years. He also worked, in later years, as an over-the-road truck driver and cement truck driver for Ellsworth Ready Mix before retirement. He was a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church of Holyrood.

Bob is survived by his wife Carol of Ellsworth; sons, Gordon (Kim) Hicks and Jeff (Toni) Hicks both of Ellsworth; brother, Ron (Susan) Hicks of Colby; aunt, Lorie Thompson of Oklahoma; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Richard.

Wed
09
Aug

Barbara J. Packer (1942-2017)

 

Tue
08
Aug

Kurtis Alan Gaston (1955-2017)

Kurt Gaston, Osage City, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, at his home in Osage City. He was 61.
He was born Dec. 22, 1955, at Belleville, the son of Karl and Dorothy (Buckley) Gaston. He grew up in Ellsworth, where he learned to love small-town life, sports and the English language.
He attended the University of Kansas where he met his wife, Marcy. They were married Jan. 8, 1977, and were married for 37 years.
Kurt was a long-time newspaper editor, and after learning the trade at his father’s newspaper, The Ellsworth Reporter, Kansas, served as managing editor for The Jefferson Gazette, Ohio; The Sterling Bulletin, Kansas; Southwest Daily Times, Liberal, Kansas; The Baytown Sun, Texas; The Osawatomie Graphic, Kansas; and The Norton Telegram, Kansas.
He enjoyed reading, photography and watching sports, especially Jayhawks basketball. He appreciated the occasional cigar, and delighted in time spent with his granddaughter.

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