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Paul E. Junk 

Todd PittengerMarch 9, 2023

Paul E. Junk passed away peacefully with his family, on March 7th, 2023. Paul was born on July 30th, 1936, to Thomas Junk and Anna Krier in Osborne, KS. Paul was the youngest of 13 who have all preceded him in death. He graduated in 1955 from J.K. Mullen High School in Fort Logan, CO,   where he was very active in sports. In 1956 he joined the US Navy where he served honorably. He moved to S...

 Robert D. “Bob” Bachofer

Todd PittengerMarch 9, 2023

Robert D. “Bob” Bachofer, 92, passed away Monday March 6, 2023 in Olathe, Kansas. He was born July 20, 1930, in Salina the son of Daniel and Margaret Bachofer. Bob graduated from Sacred Heart high school in Salina and served in the Air Force for four years. Bob worked for Southwestern Bell for 35 years, retiring in 1983.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Survivors include a...

Hannah Calley Seal

KSAL StaffMarch 7, 2023

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Hannah Calley Seal. Hannah was the loving mother of Juniper Mae and the adoring wife of Thomas Gabriel Seal. She was born in Salina, KS, on December 28, 1998, where she was raised and loved by Sammy & Kristen Cell and Jeff & LaShon Turner. Hannah graduated from Salina Central High School in 2017 and then moved to San Clemente, ...

Ann (Durr) Sipavich

Todd PittengerMarch 7, 2023

Ann Sipavich was born in Mackville, Kentucky on February 3, 1925, to Thomas Durr and Laura Lee (Board) Durr. When Ann was 13 months old her family moved to DeKalb County, Illinois. She was a 1943 graduate of Kirkland High School, Kirkland, IL. She died March 3, 2023, at the age of 98 in Salina, KS, at Eaglecrest, where she had lived for the past 10 years. Ann first married Delmer Way and after...

Rena Kay Earley

Todd PittengerMarch 6, 2023

Rena Kay Earley, 62, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Friday, March 3rd, 2023. Rena was born in Comanche, Oklahoma on December 19, 1960, a daughter of Laneva Joyce (Brown) and Reno Daniel Kendall. Survivors include her husband, Ray Earley, of the home; a daughter, Rina Pinnick (Wade), of Bennington, Kansas; son, Randy Earley (Tara), of Salina, Kansas; 2 grandchildren, Kyle Earley, and Emily Pi...

Mona Lee Perea

Todd PittengerMarch 6, 2023

Mona Lee Perea was at home surrounded by her family when she went to be with the Lord at the age of 76. She was born in Salina Kansas on November 23, 1946 to the late Bobbie and Ethel Humpert.  Mona always spoke fondly of her hometown of  Minneapolis, Kansas, where she grew up.  She was a loving, devoted mother, grandmother, and friend. Her greatest joys were doting on her grandchildren, creat...

Joel Michael Pengra

Todd PittengerMarch 6, 2023

Joel Michael Pengra, 34, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died February 14, 2023, in Guam while serving as a First-Class Navy Diver. Joel was born in Salina, Kansas, February 9, 1989, to Robert P. and Christine A. Pengra.  His mother proceeded him in death March 18, 1993.  Joel was united in marriage to Samantha Teramae October 15, 2016. Joel was a 2007 graduate of Southeast of Saline High School where...

Letha (Erickson) McDowell

Todd PittengerMarch 3, 2023

Letha McDowell was born on October 20th, 1916, to Carl Erickson and Virginia (Cope) Erickson. She grew up on a farm in Memphis, Nebraska, and drove a horse and buggy to a one-room school with her three sisters. She was never fond of horses after that! She was a child of the Great Depression and when her parents could no longer afford to send her to high school, she moved to Los Angeles, Cali...

Jeffery Scott Long

Todd PittengerMarch 3, 2023

Jeffery Scott Long, 65, of Salina, passed away February 22, 2023. He was born April 1, 1957. He worked at Holiday Mansions for 17 years making luxury house boats. He then worked for USD 305 Salina Central High School as a custodian for 19 years before retiring. Jeffery was preceded in death by his parents, Gaylen L. & Bonnie R. (Fritz) Long. Survivors include his daughter, Krystal Long of S...

Frances Marie (Werth) Riddle

Todd PittengerMarch 2, 2023

In the comfort of her home with her family, Frances Marie (Werth) Riddle, 82, passed away on March 1, 2023. Frances "Fran" was born in Schoenchen, Kansas to Alfred and Juletta Werth, decedents of Alex and Bernadette Werth. Her family moved to Salina in 1942, where she attended and graduated from Salina Sacred Heart. Following graduation, Fran met and married, Carl Riddle. Together, they raised ...

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