Obits

Drusa Wabaunsee 1937-2021
Drusa Fay “Kikiqwah” Wabaunsee, 84, of Hoyt, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, surrounded by family at the Onaga Hospital in Onaga. She was born March 1, 1937, in Horton, the daughter of Robert E. and Carrie (Puckee) Masquat. She graduated from Topeka High School in 1955. She also attended...
Billy Price 1948-2021
Billy G. Price, 73, of Holton, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at his home with family by his side. He was born Jan. 8, 1948, in Breckenridge, Minn., the son of Jess W. and Alice M. (Korth) Price. Billy proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1971, during the Vietnam War. He worked for...
David Gilbert 1949-2021 (at left, with surviving wife Sandy)
David Lewis Gilbert, 72, Holton, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at Medicalodges Jackson County. He was born Aug. 8, 1949, in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Charles and Mariemma (Gorman) Gilbert. He graduated from Springfield High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Southern Louisiana...
Carol Lynette Gibeson, 68, Holton, died Tuesday, Sept.14, 2021 at her home. She was born Sept. 8, 1953, in Topeka, the daughter of Evert L. and Dorothy L. Morris Gibeson. She graduated from Holton High School. Miss Gibeson was a Certified Nurse’s Aide at Merry Manor in Holton and for many years at...
Dolores Brucken 1931-2021
Dolores M. Brucken, 90, formerly of Soldier, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha. She was born Jan. 24, 1931, at St. Benedict, the daughter of Henry and Frances Holthaus Osterhaus. Mrs. Brucken had worked as a nurse’s aide in Seneca and later cooked for the...
Jim Baxter 1943-2021
James William “Jim” Baxter, 78, of Holton, passed away Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 at Midland Hospice House in Topeka. He was born July 10, 1943, in Corning, the son of Fred J. and Lena L. (Hittle) Baxter. Jim graduated from Goff Rural High School in 1961. He served in the Army Reserves. He worked as a...
LaVonne Smith 1928-2021
LaVonne Smith, 92, of Denison, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 at The Pines South in Holton. She was born Oct. 1, 1928, in Falls City, Neb., the daughter of Paul and Lucy (Vaughn) Kelsay. LaVonne graduated from Holton High School in 1946. She worked as a cracker packer for Sunshine Biscuits in...
Lawson Schmelzle 2005-2021
Lawson Charles Schmelzle, 16, of Seneca, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.  Lawson was welcomed into this world by his loving parents, Norman and Zena Kennedy Schmelzle on May 18, 2005, in San Diego, Calif. Lawson grew up in the Seneca...
Fred Geisen 1922-2021
Fred Geisen passed away peacefully in the presence of family on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, in Holton. He was born Frederick Joseph Kroll in Leavenworth on Feb. 27, 1922. He was later adopted by his paternal aunt and her husband, George and Rose (Kroll) Geisen, shortly after his mother passed away from...
Larry Leck 1946-2021
Larry Dean Leck, 74, of Holton, passed away Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, at The Pines in Holton. He was born Sept. 28, 1946, in Marysville, the son of H. Paul and Eva (Allerheiligen) Leck.  Larry graduated from Washington High School, earning the FFA State and American Farmer Degree. He had also lived in...

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