Obits

Rocky Bratcher 1959-2021
Rocky Leon Bratcher Sr. took the Lord’s hand and crossed into Heaven on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, at the age of 61. Rocky was born and raised in Tulare County, California, where he spent more than a decade driving a semi-truck as well as volunteering as a firefighter. He and his family moved to...
Larry Savage 1942-2021
Larry John Savage, 78, of Bernalillo, N.M., formerly of Soldier and Holton, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at his home. His wife was at his side. He was born Nov. 25, 1942, in Wetmore and was the son of Lawrence W. and Kathryn (Patch) Savage, who preceded him in death; he also was preceded in...
Mary McComb, 95, of Muscatine, Iowa, passed away on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, at Lutheran Living Senior Campus.  A private funeral service will be held at a later date. Burial will take place in Springhill Cemetery in Whiting. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home will be in charge of...
Jerome Dolsky 1941-2021
Jerome R. Dolsky, 79, Topeka, loved to travel and on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, he reached his final destination, Heaven. Jerome was born Sept. 6, 1941, in Leroy, to Charles and Erma Malek Dolsky. He graduated from Burlington High School in 1959, earned his bachelor’s degree from Emporia State...
Jack Bernritter 1934-2021
John “Jack” Carl Bernritter, 87, Havensville, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, at his home surrounded by family. He was born Feb. 5, 1934, the son of John Charles and Lillian Fogel Bernritter. He lived near Maple Hill until 1942, when the family moved to rural Havensville. He graduated from...
Larry Jones 1945-2021
Larry J. Jones, 75, of Holton, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. He was born June 21, 1945, in Holton, the son of Everett and Selma Rannebeck Jones. Larry graduated from Holton High School in 1963. He had worked for BNSF Railroad from 1963 until his retirement in 2004. He was a member of the...
Jerry Bueker 1945-2021
Jerry Lee “JB” Bueker, 76, of Holton, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. He was born Feb. 1, 1945, in Horton, the son of Willie E. and Roberta M. (Vandervort) Bueker. Jerry graduated from Soldier High School in 1964. After graduation, he proudly served in the...
Karen Payne 1943-2021
Karen Sue Payne, 77, Hoyt, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, at the Onaga Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Feb. 27, 1943, at Wamego, the daughter of Willard F. “Bud” and Edna Cox Noland. Mrs. Payne had worked at several restaurants and later painted houses with husband Tom. She was a member...
Donald E. “Don” Hicks, 79, of Parsons, passed away at 4:21 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, at his home. Don and his twin brother, Ron, were born on Jan. 29, 1942, to William and Irene (McCormick) Hicks in Belleville, Ill. When the twins were eight weeks old, the family moved to Parsons, where they...
Steven Larkin 1958-2021
Steven Eugene Larkin, 62, Denison, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, at his home. He was born Nov. 21, 1958, in Eureka, the son of Willie John and Mary Frances Wall Larkin. He graduated from Holton High School in 1977. Mr. Larkin had worked for Midwest Construction of Holton, Ohse/Farmland in Topeka and...

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