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Shirley Leta (Fiske) Longberg, 87, died peacefully on Oct. 2, 2018. She was born Jan. 14, 1931, in Soldier, and she married Richard “Ben” Longberg on Jan. 14, 1950. Shirley was a 50-year member of the VFW Auxiliary 7285, the American Legion Auxiliary and belonged to the Women's Missionary Group at...
Stanley W. Richtarik, 69, Holton, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. He was born Dec. 15, 1948, in Lincoln, Neb., the son of Stanley E. and Irene Filipi Richtarik. He graduated high school in Wilber, Neb., in 1967. Mr. Richtarik was a U.S. Army combat veteran, having...
Stella Marie Dibbern, 84, of Circleville, died Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. She was born November 18, 1933 at Soldier, the daughter of Harold and Eulah Lane Douglas.  Stella was a member of the Circleville United Methodist Church, the Circleville Saddle Club...
Raymond E. Parks, 77, of Topeka passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2018. He was born October 18, 1940 on the Washington Ranch in Pottawatomie County, near Manhattan. He was one of four children born to Raymond Emanuel and Cecelia Fern Estes Parks. Raymond grew up on the family farm in...
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...

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