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Obituaries

Larry G. Lagasse

KSAL StaffFebruary 4, 2019

Larry G. Lagasse, age 79, Concordia, KS resident, entered into rest on January 31, 2019 at Marquis Place, Concordia.  He was born on Nov. 24, 1939 in Rice, KS to Harold G. & Jeanette (Carlson) Lagasse. Larry graduated from Concordia High School in 1957.  He then went on to graduate from the Reische School of Auctioneering, Mason City, Iowa in March of 1958 and returned to Concordia where ...

Clarence E. Mendenhall

KSAL StaffFebruary 4, 2019

Clarence E. Mendenhall, age 73, entered into rest on February 2, 2019 at the Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas. He was born on October 9, 1945 in Concordia, Kansas to Francis M. and Dorothy (Yoder) Mendenhall. He married Marilyn Halferty on November 10, 1962 in Beloit, Kansas. Clarence worked as a Tree Trimmer for Schenk Tree Service and later began farming, ran a dairy cattle operation...

E. Keith Opdyke

KSAL StaffFebruary 4, 2019

E. Keith Opdyke, 89, of Salina, passed away Wednesday Jan 30, 2019. He was born May 18, 1929 in Jamesport, MO, the son of Lesly & Lois (Yarnell) Opdyke. Keith was Senior Vice-President for the UMB-NBA Bank, Salina, and he retired in 1992 after more than forty-four years in banking. He enjoyed being with family and especially traveling with his wife, Peggy. Keith was preceded in death b...

Dorothy “Dot” L. Richards

KSAL StaffFebruary 4, 2019

Dorothy “Dot” L. Richards, 98, of Salina, passed away Friday, Feb.1, 2019. She was born Nov. 2, 1920 to August and Luise (Sterling) Laas, in rural Brookville. Dot married Russell M. Richards, Nov. 16, 1946. She is survived by: her daughter, Luise Richards; sons, Leland (Nancee), and Loren; grandchildren, Doyle and Darin Richards, Shelly Jarvis, and Angie Wright; 10 great-grandchildren; four...

Willis Rutz

KSAL StaffFebruary 4, 2019

Willis Rutz of 316 S. Tell Street of Enterprise Kansas and formerly of Hope area, died Wednesday January 30, 2019 at Abilene Memorial Hospital at the age of 89. He was born September 10, 1929 near Dillon and was a retired farmer of Hope and foundry supervisor for over 30 years. On April 06, 1950 he married Carol Louise Chrisco of Enterprise. He was a life member of New Basel United Church of Chris...

Patricia “Pat” Sweeney

KSAL StaffFebruary 4, 2019

Patricia “Pat” Sweeney, 90, of Abilene, Kansas passed away on January 30, 2019 in Abilene. She was born on July 16, 1928 in Abilene, Kansas to Arthur and Bernice Peterson. She was preceded in death by her first husband Dennis Beckham (8/61) and second husband Captain Clarence “Mike” Sweeney (2/68). Pat was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. After graduating from Abilen...

Mary Ann Elizabeth Erickson

KSAL StaffJanuary 30, 2019

Mary Ann Elizabeth Erickson, 88, of McPherson, passed away at 2:10 a.m., Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 peacefully, at Brookdale McPherson. Mary Ann was born at her parents farm, Kansas on May 17, 1930, a daughter of Mary (Vopat) and Frank A Mattas. Mary Ann attended the Wilson grade schools and graduated from Wilson High School, Wilson, Kansas. She then attended and graduated from Salt City ...

William F. “Bill” Roets

KSAL StaffJanuary 30, 2019

William F. "Bill" Roets, Sr, 81, of Salina passed away Monday Jan 28, 2019. He was born Aug 6, 1937 in Wichita, the son of Joseph and Margaret (Gleeson) Roets. Bill worked as a parts clerk for Schwan's Trucking for ove twenty years. He retired from the Kansas National Guard with over twenty years of service. Bill volunteered as an usher and eucharistic minister at his church and he was also a...

Donald Louis Widhalm

KSAL StaffJanuary 30, 2019

Donald Louis Widhalm, 94, died January 29, 2019. He was born Aug. 19, 1924 in Hugo, CO. the son of Michael and Phebe (Jefferson) Widhalm. He was a building contractor. He is preceded in death by his wife, Vera (Cullum) Widhalm, his oldest son, Louis, and 6 brothers and 8 sisters. He is survived by his children, Laurence H. Widhalm, Veronica I. Widhalm, Bernadette R. Widhalm, Patrick A. Widha...

Anganetha “Nita” Ford

KSAL StaffJanuary 29, 2019

Anganetha "Nita" Ford, 80, of McPherson, KS, passed away at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, January 27th, suddenly, at her home. Anganetha was born in Neuendorf, Ukranie Russia,  on February 11, 1938, a daughter of Katharina (Hildebrandt)  and John  Huebert. Nita attended the Illinois grade schools and Moundridge schools.  Nita was very proud when she received her citizenship in 1960. She attended...

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