Obits

Kay Ludvicek 1949-2023
Ulvesta “Kay” Ludvicek, 74, of Holton, was called home on Oct. 31, 2023. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. To know her was to love her. Kay was born July 7, 1949 in Perry. She was the second of seven children born to Damian and Patricia Levings. Kay graduated from...
Suzanne G. Wedemeier, 62, Holton, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, at The University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City with her brother by her side. She was born March 22, 1961, in Oelwein, Iowa, the daughter of Allan F. and Sharon Ramsay Wedemeier. She graduated from West Central High School in...
John Patch 1937-2023
John E. Patch, 86, of Topeka, passed away Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, at The Gardens at Aldersgate Village in Topeka. He was born May 24, 1937 to Alva and Virgie (Merritt) Bloom Patch of Goff. He was the little brother of Katherine (Patch) Savage, Evelyn (Patch) Hittle, Betty (Patch) Huss, Jimmy Patch...
Charolette Baker 1938-2023
Charolette Baker, 85, of Electra, Texas, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 9, 2023.  Charolette was born on March 18, 1938, to Howard Combs and Dorothy Hiner Combs in Jefferson, Ore. They moved to Soldier, where she graduated high school in 1956. After graduation, she worked for a...
Helen Bowser 1933-2023
Helen I. Bowser (Bledsoe), 90, of Holton was called home to Heaven by her Lord and Savior on Monday, Oct. 23, 2023, at her home. She was born on July 31, 1933, in Wichita, the daughter of Lee and Winnie Bledsoe. She graduated high school in Wichita, received her bachelor’s degree from Friends...
Margaret Utz 1920-2023
Margaret E. Utz, 103, who lived in the Larkinburg and Arrington communities her entire life, passed away Monday, Oct. 23, 2023, at the Holton Hospital. She was born June 24, 1920, in Atchison, the daughter of Clarence “Bud” and Margaret E. Whitcraft Bewley. Margaret taught school in the Pardee...
Robert E. Deinlein, 75, Holton, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2023, in Topeka. He was born Sept. 1, 1948, in Mexico, Mo., the son of Ray O. and Katherine E. Stevenson Deinlein. He was orphaned at a young age and grew up in an orphanage until he was 14. Mr. Deinlein joined the U.S. Army in 1968 during the...
James Kocher 1931-2023
James Harlin Kocher, 92, Onaga, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023, at the Community Hospital in Onaga. He was born Oct. 5, 1931, south of Onaga, the son of Carl and Edna McCloughan Kocher. He graduated from Onaga High School in 1949 and from auctioneer school in 1950. Mr. Kocher was a farmer, stockman and...
Kristen Mellenbruch 1988-2023
Kristen Bailey Mellenbruch, 35, of Holton, passed away Friday, Oct. 20, 2023. She was born June 25, 1988, in Topeka, the daughter of John and Sharon (Kathrens) Hochard. Kristen graduated from Holton High School in 2007 and earned her bachelor’s degree from Ottawa University. She presently was a...
Clayton Hunter 1935-2023
Clayton Hunter, 88, Hoyt, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2023, at his home in rural Hoyt. He was born May 11, 1935, at Leroy, the son of Arthur and Martha Hively Hunter. He graduated from Leroy High School in 1953. Mr. Hunter owned and operated Hunter’s Home Improvement, working in the Topeka and Hoyt area...

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