Obituaries

Thu
03
May

June A. Dolezal

     June A. Dolezal, 89, of Wilson, passed away May 2, 2018 at Ellsworth.
     She was born June 30, 1928 at Dorrance, the daughter of Andrew and Lea (Heinze) Feil.
     She married Alfred LeRoy Dolezal April 15, 1951, in Wilson, He passed away Feb. 12, 2017.
     She was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Dale Feil and Ronald Feil; and sister, Wilma Daniels.
     She is survived by son, John Dolezal and wife Dawn of Wilson; daughters, Susan Davidson of Halstead and Mary Beth Ploutz and husband David of Dodge City; sisters-in-law, Mary Feil of Wichita and Norma Jean Hodge of Salina; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
     Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, 610 24th St., Wilson with family present from 6-8 p.m.
     Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wilson. Burial will be at the Wilson City Cemetery.

Wed
02
May

Pat A. Loesch (1934-2018)

Pat A. Loesch, 83, of Lyons, passed away April 30, 2018 at Country Living of Lyons.

Wed
25
Apr

Norman H. Meyer

Norman H. Meyer, 88, a consulting structural engineer in Rockford, Ill. until 2006, died April 21, 2018, at his home. He worked on projects all over the Midwest. He was the beloved and devoted husband of Anne D. Meyer for 62 years and is survived by her.  

He was born Jan. 17, 1930 on a farm in Lorraine, Kan., to Harvey and Delia Meyer of Holyrood. He studied architecture and engineering at the University of Illinois, and served in the Airforce in Japan (as an installations engineer) during the Korean War.  Not long after he married Anne Davis of Cherry Valley, Ill., he and Anne settled on a farm on Bell School Road in Rockford to raise their five children: Karl Meyer, Lorraine, Kan.; Carrie Meyer, Silver Spring, Md.; Daniel Meyer (deceased, 1982); Rebecca Baeverstad, Rockford, Ill.; and Eric Meyer, Rockford, Ill.

Thu
19
Apr

Helen Shirley (Ptacek) Reeves (1936-2018)

Helen Shirley (Ptacek) Reeves passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis in Wichita, Kan. at the age of 81.  
She was born on Dec. 14, 1936 in Dorrance, Kan. to Frank C. and Anna M. (Kepka) Ptacek.  After graduating from Dorrance High School with the Class of 1954, she went on to earn her associate’s degree from Dominican School of Nursing in Great Bend, Kan.  On Dec. 30, 1957 she was united in marriage to Richard E. Reeves at the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Wilson, Kan. They were blessed with eight children.
Helen worked as a registered nurse for 32 years before retiring. She was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church and the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. She also served with the Altar Society. She enjoyed reading, gardening, and cooking; but the greatest love of her life was her husband and family. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whenever she had opportunity.

Mon
16
Apr

Velda Mae (Rowe) Robson (1926-2018)

Velda Mae (Rowe) Robson was born July 10, 1926 to A.W.  and Katie (Sexton) Rowe in Solomon Kan.  She graduated from Abilene High School in the Class of 1944. Following graduation she worked at Abilene National Bank.

Mon
16
Apr

Max Lee Folk (1930-2018)

 Max Lee Folk
(1930-2018)

Fri
13
Apr

Helen L. Mason (1927-2018)

Helen L. Mason, 90, passed away   April 11, 2018.

She was born May 22, 1927 in Pryor, Okla. and grew up in Ellsworth, Kan. She retired from nursing at St. Joseph Hospital. Helen enjoyed sewing, crafts and was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church, Wichita, since 1961. She was preceded in death by former husband, Dale Mason.
Helen is survived by six children, three sons, Doug, Tom (Jennifer) and Donald (Debbie) Mason; three daughters, Debra (Paul) DiZerga, Eileen Stucky and Diane Abbott; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Evelyn Gourley, Glennys Bruning, Ralph Naegele and Jolene Krier.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Bethany Lutheran Church, 1000 W. 26th St. S, Wichita, Kan. 67217 with visitation one hour prior.

 

Fri
13
Apr

James Clifford 'Jim' Homan


 James Clifford “Jim” Homan, 74, of Ellsworth passed from this life into the presence of his Savior, Monday morning, March 26, at the Ellsworth County Medical Center.
Jim was the sixth of 12 children, born to Clifford A. and Louisa Z. (Mefford) Homan of Fairbury Nebraska. He and Penny (Ahrens) were joined in marriage July 28, 1973 at Weeping Water, Neb. They moved to Ellsworth, Kan. in 1975. To this marriage were added two children, James C. “Jimmy” Homan II Oct. 19, 1974 and Debbie C. Homan March 25, 1976. Jim worked various jobs, including ABCO Wire and Metal in Russell Kansas and EL-KAN. He  retried from the Kansas National Guard after 27 years of faithful service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wilson.

Mon
09
Apr

Jerry James Vopat (1950-2018)

Jerry James Vopat passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018 at his Mosaic home in Ellsworth, Kan. at the age of 67.  

Mon
09
Apr

Aldred Donald Panzer (1933-2018)

Alfred Donald Panzer, 84, of Lincoln, died Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Lincoln. He was born May 5, 1933, in Kanopolis, to Alfred William and Cora Martha (Schneider) Panzer.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Jolene Yager and Marlene Brown.

Left to celebrate his life include his wife, Wilma Mae (Steinle) Panzer, of the home; son, Donald (Carol) Panzer, of Ellsworth; daughter, Vickie (William) Haun, of Wilson; grandchildren, Sydney (Melissa) Panzer, of Salina, Randi (Jacob) Haun-Hardman, of Prairie Village, Steven Haun, of Halstead; great-grandson, Avery.

Don served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict, and was awarded the China Service Medal Extended. He is a lifetime member of VFW Post 7928 and the American Legion. He served as Sheriff of Lincoln County Kansas for 22 years.

Visitation is from 1-7 p.m. Monday, April 9, at Hall Chapel, Lincoln, with family receiving friends from 5-7 p.m.

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