Obituaries

Wed
08
Jun

Charles Donald Vopat Sr. (1937-2016)

Charles Donald Vopat Sr.
(1937-2016)
    
Charles Donald Vopat, Sr., 79, passed away June 7, 2016 at his home.
He was born Jan. 18, 1937 to Catherine Ann (Foran) and John L. Vopat, Sr. in Ellsworth. He married Lucy Janda in Wilson, Kan. on Sept. 17, 1957.
A lifetime resident of Ellsworth County, Charles was a farmer, stockman, and machinist at Cashco. He was a member of Knights of Columbus and the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Wilson.
Charles is survived by his wife, Lucy Vopat of Wilson; daughter, Veronica Kyler (Tim) of Ellsworth; son, Charles Vopat, Jr. (Ellaine) of Ellsworth; son, Mark Vopat (Rachel Muro) of Kanopolis; daughter, Joan Johnson (Brad Kralik) of Ellsworth; daughter, Mary Ann Heard of Ellsworth; daughter Amanda Vopat (Travis Oakes) of Loveland, Colo.; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John L. Vopat, Jr.; and sister, Mary Jo Cisneros.

Tue
07
Jun

Lawrence K. ‘Larry’ Correll (1934-2016)

Mr. Correll


Lawrence K. “Larry” Correll, 82,  passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 in Ellsworth.
 He was born June 1, 1934 in Gatewood, W.V. to Paul and Alma (Blake) Correll. Larry married Zella Bubar Sept. 5, 1955, in Clinton, Me. She survives him.
Larry and Zella recently moved to Ellsworth after many years in pastoral ministries including Christian radio, work as a pain clinic chaplain, and missionary work with NAYM/Rock Ministries. He was a member of the Christian & Missionary Alliance faith and attended the Harvest Bible Church, Ellsworth.
Larry is also survived by daughters, Faith Jelle (Robin) of Arizona and Beth Vallier (J. Daniel) of Ellsworth; son, Mark Correll (Wendy) of Brownsville, Ky.; sisters, Bonnie Harmon of Dayton, Ohio and Doris Vandermolen (Joe) of Union Grove, Wi.; 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, along with many cousins and other relatives.
 He was preceded in death by his parents.

Tue
07
Jun

Raymond D. Katzenmeier (1941-2016)


Raymond D. Katzenmeier, 75, died peacefully Monday, May 9, 2016, surrounded by family in Wichita, Kan.
He was born Feb. 16, 1941, in Ellsworth County to Raymond O. Katzenmeier and Mildred Durr Katzenmeier.
Ray was owner and operator of Midwest Contractors. He graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1959.
Graveside services were conducted May 17, at Kechi Township Cemetery, Kechi, Kan.

Mon
06
Jun

Robert A. Whitmer (1953-2016)


Robert A. Whitmer, 62, Wilson, died May 24, 2016, at Wilson.
He was born Oct. 5, 1953, at Carrollton, Mo. to Jessie and Melba (Kindlesparger) Whitmer.
He was married July 7, 1973, at Russell to Carol (Bender) Whitmer. She preceded him in death May 23, 2013.
He also was preceded in death by his parents; and two nieces and two nephews.
Survivors include two daughters, Jessica (Jon) Hayes of LaCrosse, and Clarissa Whitmer of Wilson; three brothers, Terry (Debbie) Whitmer and Nelson Whitmer, both of Wilson, and LeRoy (Sue) Whitmer of Halstead; three sisters, Patty (Fred) Miller and Loretta Small, both of Wilson; and Jeanetta (Al) Schendel of Olathe; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at Foster Mortuary Chapel, Wilson. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time.

Mon
06
Jun

Raymond D. Katzenmeier (1941-2016)


Raymond D. Katzenmeier, 75, died peacefully Monday, May 9, 2016, surrounded by family in Wichita, Kan.
He was born Feb. 16, 1941, in Ellsworth County to Raymond O. Katzenmeier and Mildred Durr Katzenmeier.
Ray was owner and operator of Midwest Contractors. He graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1959.
Graveside services were conducted May 17, at Kechi Township Cemetery, Kechi, Kan.

Wed
01
Jun

Keith A. Urbanek (1936-2016)


Keith A. Urbanek, 79, Wichita, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016.
Funeral services are pending with Downing & Lahey Mortuary - East Chapel, Wichita.
See www.dlwichita.com for updated information
 

Wed
01
Jun

Jimmy C. Rojas

     Jimmie G. Rojas, 87, Kanopolis, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016 in Salina.
     He was born July 25, 1928 in Kanopolis, to Cornelia (Gonzales) and Pilar Rojas. He married Bertha Schwerdtfeger Nov. 26, 1950, in Salina.
     Jimmie was a retired hoist engineer for Independent Salt. He was a member of the St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Kanopolis, St. Bernard’s and St. Ignatius Knights of Columbus, Ellsworth American Legion Post 174, Kanopolis Men’s Club, and a retired member of the Kanopolis Volunteer Fire Department. He also served his country in the Marines during the Korean War.
      Jimmie is survived by his wife, Bertha Rojas of Kanopolis; daughters, Janean Sheridan (Larry) of Holyrood, Sherry Kitchen (Shawn Jones) of Salina and Lichelle Miley (John) of Kanopolis; sons, Genaro Rojas (Deb) of Ellsworth and Vincent Rojas (Diane) of Kanopolis; a sister, Eleanor Fernandez of Salina; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Tue
31
May

Dewey Max Pounds (1939-2016)


Dewey Max Pounds, 76, of Sylvan Grove passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016 at McPherson Care Center in McPherson, Kan. after a short battle with lung cancer.
Dewey was the only child of Elias Pounds and Wanda Pounds Hogan.  He was born July 5, 1939 in rural Lincoln County, Kan. He graduated from Beloit High School in 1956 and attended Kansas Wesleyan College in Salina, Kan. He attended Kansas School of Barbering in Wichita and graduated in April of 1961. Upon completion of barber school he was a barber at Liberal, Kan., where he met and married Marilyn L. Zimmerman on April 1, 1962. They divorced in 2004.

Tue
31
May

Vicki Jean Hay (1957-2016)


Vicki Jean Hay, 58 of Lyons, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016 in Salina.  She was born July 8, 1957 in Tabor, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Twyla Lawrence; her sister, Carla Biessene; and her brother, Robin Lawrence.
Survivors include her father, Robert E. Lawrence of Lyons; her loving husband of 37 years, Thomas Hay; children; Ginger Brunning of Ellsworth, Thomas (Gabrielle) of Shelbyville, Ky., Jason (Christie) Hay of Ellsworth, Janet (Aaron) Blagg of Udall and Heather (Chris) Larson of Kanapolis; a foster child, Tony Heenan Erittanie of Ottawa; a brother, Billy (Stephanie) Waters of Hooper, Neb.; and 12 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
For condolences go to
www.roselawnsalina.com
 

Sat
28
May

Rosie F. Peschka (1924-2016)

Rosie F. Peschka, 92, passed away May 27, 2016 at Heartland Haven in Inman.
Born Jan. 12, 1924 in Barton County, she was the daughter of Frank and Mary T. (Schreiber) Pelz. She grew up in rural Barton County and attended country grade school and then graduated from Hoisington High School. She moved to her farmstead south of Wilson in 1951. In her later years, Rosie was a dedicated employee of Eschbaugh Advertising in Wilson.
She was a member of the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and Altar Society in Wilson. Rosie’s life was about her family. She was the caretaker and peacemaker of her sisters, children, and grandchildren. Although she wore many hats, farm woman, mom, and grandma were the ones that brought her the most joy.

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