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Obituaries

Larry Joseph Billinger

KSAL StaffJanuary 15, 2021

It is with great sorrow to announce that on Thursday, January 14, 2021, Larry Joseph Billinger, adventurer, loving husband, and father of four children, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, passed away at the age of 73. Larry was born on September 29, 1947, in Hays, KS, to Gilbert and Alma (Weber) Billinger. He served our nation in Vietnam and brought home a purple heart. He graduated from...

Heinz Erich Dierks

KSAL StaffJanuary 15, 2021

Heinz Erich Dierks, born November 9, 1938 went home to be with the Lord on January 10, 2021. When Heinz was 15 years old he came to America from Wilhelmshaven Germany. Upon arriving, Heinz found himself working on an American Farm driving an American Tractor. Heinz attended & graduated from Centre High School, attended & graduated from Brown Mackie College and attended Ohio State Universit...

Gary Joe Reynolds

KSAL StaffJanuary 15, 2021

Gary Joe Reynolds, age 79, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on January 12, 2021. He was born in Fredonia, KS on May 4, 1941, the son of Orval and Gladys (Wright) Reynolds. He married Nancy Brown in Neodesha, KS, on June 11, 1960. Gary graduated from Kansas State University with a BS in Agricultural Education, pursued his Master’s Degree at Oklahoma State University in Forage ...

Gordon Allen Smith

KSAL StaffJanuary 15, 2021

Gordon Allen Smith, 77, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Thursday, January 14th, 2021. Smitty was born in Colby, Kansas on July 25, 1943, a son of the late Lela Leila (Davis) and Darrell James Smith. He was a Railroad Signal Maintainer for several companies including Rock Island and Union Pacific. He retired in 1998 after 30 years. On August 11, 1984, Gordon married Donna Nickell in Greensb...

Kenneth L. Zech

KSAL StaffJanuary 15, 2021

Kenneth L. Zech Sr., 88, of Salina, passed, away Thursday, January 7, 2021. He was born June 30, 1932 in Marshall County, KS. He worked 27 years for Beechcraft/Raytheon Aircraft Industries as a sheet metal worker. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gottlieb and Myrtle (Nelms) Zech; his beloved wife, Beverly A. (Welch) Zech; sister, Maxine Hesston. Survivors include his children, Ke...

Eleanor Carlene Hindman

KSAL StaffJanuary 13, 2021

Eleanor Carlene Hindman, 89, Salina, passed away Monday, January 11, 2021. She was born August 9, 1931 in Salina, KS, the daughter of the late Carl and Lola Letterman. Carlene was a lifelong resident of Salina and was united in marriage on May 11, 1952 to Robert Hindman. She was a dedicated member of Belmont Boulevard Christian Church, and employee of Salina Office Supply from 1964 through her ...

Tyshawn Renee Loud Johnson

KSAL StaffJanuary 13, 2021

Tyshawn Renee Loud Johnson, 40, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away Monday, January 4th, 2021. Tyshawn was born in Salina, Kansas on January 28, 1980, a daughter of Sonya Allen and Dolphus Loud, Jr. Survivors include her significant other, Carla; mother, Sonya Allen, of Salina; father and bonus mother, Dolphus Loud, Jr. (Delia) of Salina; three sons, Zion Smith, Jai'dynn Smith, X'Zavi...

La’Juan Phillips

KSAL StaffJanuary 13, 2021

La’Juan Phillips, 69, of Salina, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021. She was born November 5, 1951 in Humphrey, Arkansas to Freddie and Georgia (Thompson) Pierce, who preceded her in death. She worked as a cook at Daddy Bruce’s BBQ in Denver, Pinnacle Park and Kenwood View Nursing Homes, here in Salina. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James, 3 brothers: Freddie Pierce...

Charlene (Rich) Hansen

KSAL StaffJanuary 12, 2021

Charlene (Rich) Hansen, age 87, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at her son’s home in Concordia. She was born on August 16, 1933 on a farm North West of Miltonvale, Kansas to Charles and Fern (Beckley) Rich.   She was a 1950 graduate of Miltonvale High School. Charlene then graduated from Miltonvale Wesleyan College and later Kansas State University receiving her Master’s Deg...

Robert E. Wahaus

KSAL StaffJanuary 12, 2021

Robert E. Wahaus, 85, of Salina, passed away Monday January 11, 2021. Cremation was chosen and a service will be held in the summer. Ryan Mortuary is handling arrangements....

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