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Margaret Iola Thomas

KSAL StaffOctober 12, 2021

Margaret Iola Thomas, 96, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Sunday, October 10th, 2021. Margaret was born in Ellsworth, Kansas on August 25, 1925, a daughter of the late Frankie (Brown) and Arthur Nelson. Survivors include three daughters, Georgaleen Thomas, Frankie Thomas, Norma Wright (Steve), all of Kansas; and son, Nelson Bell (Deborah), of Nevada. She is also survived by grandchildren, ...

Judy Phinney

KSAL StaffOctober 11, 2021

Judy Phinney 71, of Lindsborg, passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2021. She was born December 8, 1949, in Holton, KS.   Judy was the owner of Ranger’s Steak house in 1985 for 21 years.   She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Betty May; husband, Randy Phinney; sister Sharon Stryker; brother, Dwayne Kaspar.   Survivors include her son, Troy Richard Phinney...

Shirley Ann Zamrzla

KSAL StaffOctober 1, 2021

Shirley Ann Zamrzla, 84, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019, at the Communities of Wildwood, Joplin, Missouri. She was born January 10, 1935, to Charles and Ruby Smith in Joplin and attended Joplin High School. In 1952 she married Bobby J. Young and they had four children, Teresa, Timothy, John, and Jeffrey. After divorcing, she later married Lawrence V. Zamrzla December 16, 1968, and celebrate...

Larry V Zamrzla

KSAL StaffOctober 1, 2021

Larry V Zamrzla passed away September 3, 2021, at his son's home in Wichita. Larry was born July 30, 1939, in Salina to Anthony and Edith (Pihl) Zamrzla. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1957 where he played basketball for his father's teams. Larry joined the U.S. Army Reserves in 1961, 425th Transportation Unit and was honorably discharged September 1967. Larry worked for the KS Dept...

Timothy “Tim” E. Young

KSAL StaffOctober 1, 2021

Timothy “Tim” E. Young died March 21, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Tim was the second child of Bob Young and Shirley (Smith) Zamrzla. He was born June 11, 1953, in Miami, OK and later attended schools in Salina, KS and Grants, NM. He joined the U.S. Marines in 1972 and was discharged in 1974. Tim and Rita McLain were married in September 1977 and had 2 children, ...

Kathleen R. Jackson

KSAL StaffOctober 1, 2021

Kathleen R. Jackson, 67, of Salina, KS, passed away on September 25, 2021.   Kathy grew up on a farm in Clayton, KS. Although she held a wide variety of jobs, Kathy was known for her work at St. Joseph Children’s home, OCCK, Ashby House, Administrator for the Salina Emergency Food Bank and business owner of People In Need Payee Program (P.I.N).   Kathy enjoyed a life ...

Cheryll Louise Ryg

KSAL StaffSeptember 27, 2021

Cheryll Louise Ryg, 76, of Minneapolis, passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021.  She was born April 21, 1945, in Salina, KS.   She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Florence (Johnson) DeWitt husband, Donald Ryg; 4 brothers and 6 sisters.   Survivors include her children, David L. Beach of Minneapolis, KS, Kim Beach of Minneapolis; sisters, Marge Patterson of M...

Jack W. Crawford

KSAL StaffSeptember 21, 2021

Jack W. Crawford, 89 of Salina, passed away Friday, September 17, 2021.  He was born July 26, 1932, in Bruning, NE.   He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Maude (Miller) Crawford; sister, Carol Schoenholz; nephew, Scott Schoenholz; and special niece, Tina Fuller.   Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Beverly Crawford and loyal furry friend Zoey of t...

John Bertil Olson

Todd PittengerSeptember 20, 2021

John Bertil Olson was born on April 17, 1924 in Lindsborg, KS.  He passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at his home in Salina. John was the oldest of seven siblings born to Martin and Anna (Johnson) Olson, both Swedish immigrants.  He was raised on the family farm southwest of Assaria, Kansas.  John attended Assaria schools and graduated from high school in 1942. The world was at w...

Jerry Otto Loutzenhiser

KSAL StaffSeptember 9, 2021

Jerry Otto Loutzenhiser 92, of Lenexa, passed away Friday, September 3, 2021.  He was born April 30, 1929, in Enid, Oklahoma.   Jerry was an evangelist who shared the gospel of Jesus with others here in the States as well as in many foreign mission fields; he was supported in this work by the College church of Christ in Searcy, Arkansas for 42 years.   He was preceded in dea...

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