Obits

Mel Osterhaus 1936-2018
Melvin August “Mel” Osterhaus, 82, of Silver Lake, formerly of Wetmore, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at Lexington Park in Topeka with his beloved wife by his side. He was born May 29, 1936, in Beattie, the son of Joseph A. and Josephine (Enneking) Osterhaus Sr. Melvin graduated from St....
Edith L. Shear, 88, Hiawatha, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at The Pines of Hiawatha.  She was born Dec. 7, 1929, in rural Jackson County near Delia, the daughter of Gomer and Ruth Jenkins. She graduated from Hiawatha High School in 1947. Mrs. Shear and her mother and twin sister ran an antiques...
Gale Pfister 1924-2018
Gale Gerald “Dutch” Pfister, 94, of Holton, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 at Holton Community Hospital. He was born May 28, 1924 in Hiawatha, the son of Simeon and Mary (Wenger) Pfister. Gale was raised in Powhattan. He graduated from Powhattan High School in 1943 and enjoyed playing...
Donna Jewell-Simpson 1940-2018
Donna Lee Jewell-Simpson, 77, Emporia, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at her home. She was born Nov. 1, 1940, in Holton, the daughter of Floyd Herbert and Martha Lucille Titus Daily. She graduated from Netawaka High School in 1959. She had lived in Emporia since 2003 and formerly lived in Whiting...
Gaylen Bohnenkemper 1945-2018
Gaylen R. Bohnenkemper, 73, of Holton, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. He was born Feb. 9, 1945 in Holton, the son of John Harlan and Faydrel “Faye” (Bontrager) Bohnenkemper. Gaylen graduated from Whiting High School in 1963. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era...
Lisa Campbell 1962-2018
Lisa Marie (Hebert) Campbell, 56, of Meriden, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. She was born Aug. 30, 1962, in Abbeville, La., the daughter of Mary Ruby (Chatagnier) and Dolzie Hebert. She was a Head Cook for various food service locations and well known for her Louisiana-style Cajun cooking. She...
Nadine Wheeler 1932-2018
Elsie “Nadine” Wheeler, 86, of rural Circleville and Soldier, went to her Heavenly Father on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka after a courageous battle with ALS. Nadine was born July 5, 1932 on the family farm near Goff, the second daughter to Alva and Elsie (Rutledge)...
Dr. Joseph A. “Doc Joe” Kobuszewski, DVM, 70, Valley Falls, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at his residence. He was born Jan. 8, 1948, at Salina, the son of Edmund J. and Regina C. Karber Kobuszewski. He graduated from Gypsum High School in 1966. He received a bachelor of science degree in animal...
Charles A. Magnauck “Kinwano” Lewis, 72, Kansas City, Mo., died Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 at his home. He was born July 10, 1946, in Topeka, the son of Joseph L. and Constance Magnauck Lewis. He graduated from Marty Indian High School in 1965 and from Haskell Indian Nations University with an associate...
Raymond Tannahill 1947-2018
Raymond Wayne Tannahill, 70, Holton, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka. He was born Oct. 13, 1947, in Holton, the son of Jack Randall and Agnes Norene Sawyer Tannahill. He graduated from Soldier High School in 1965. Mr. Tannahill owned and operated...

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