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Obituaries

James Harold Caldwell

KSAL StaffMarch 19, 2021

James Harold Caldwell, 73, of Gypsum, Kansas, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 17th, 2021. James was born in Salina, Kansas on April 18, 1947, son of the late Betty Jean (Hawkins) Bennett and Chester William Caldwell. Survivors include his wife, Doris "Ellen" Caldwell; children, Shawna Caldwell, of Kansas City, Missouri, Nancy Isaacson, of Salina, Donald Stebbins, of Gypsum; nine...

Mike Dee Christensen

KSAL StaffMarch 17, 2021

Mike Dee Christensen came as a gift from God into the family of O.L. (Pete) and Clila Christensen on July 24, 1946, in Salina. He graduated from Salina High School, Kansas Wesleyan University, and worked in finance.   Mike married Gaye Lynn Maze on March 23, 1972. Twelve years later their son, Gary, was born.   Mike went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on S...

Ella Fontella Jennings Dooley (Toot)

KSAL StaffMarch 17, 2021

Ella Fontella Jennings Dooley (Toot) passed away Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 at the age of 86. Ella was born on December 12th, 1934 in Greenwich, KS. to C.R. “Buck” and Pauline (Bridges) Jennings. Ella had an older brother, Darold Jennings, and is survived by younger sister Mazie Jennings White.   Ella was married and is survived by Joseph Aloysius Dooley Jr on January 22nd, 1955. The...

Erma White Swanson

KSAL StaffMarch 16, 2021

Erma White Swanson, 100, of Salina, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2021. She was born December 12, 1920, in Lincoln, Kan., to William and Clara (Mason) Hendrickson. Erma was a homemaker and was a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary. She was a fantastic cook and could knit and sew up a storm. She loved to dance and travel. Always ready to go at a moment’s notice. She is survived by her s...

Victor Manuel Cabrera, Jr.

KSAL StaffMarch 15, 2021

Victor Manuel Cabrera, Jr., 32, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Monday, March 8th, 2021. Victor was born in Garden City, Kansas on April 13, 1988, son of Sheryl McRee, and Victor Cabrera, Sr. Survivors include his wife, Chelsea Cabrera; daughter, Vayda Cabrera; three sons Gabriel Cabrera, Ezekiel Cabrera, Nathaniel Cabrera, all of Salina, Kansas; parents, Sheryl McRee of Salina, Kansas; step-...

Norman D. Doehring

KSAL StaffMarch 15, 2021

Norman D. Doehring, age 86, died March 6, 2021 at home with his family by his side. Mr Doehring was born, October 21, 1934 to Paul and Gladys Doehring at Hebron, Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Nebraska and served in the US Army. He was retired from the Soil Conservation Service. He married Leora L Ritterling on September 6, 1959 and enjoyed 61 years of marriage. He was precede...

Herman Charles Nestler, Jr.

KSAL StaffMarch 15, 2021

Herman Charles Nestler, Jr. 91, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, March 10th, 2021. Bud was born in Russell, Kansas on May 9, 1929, to the late Herman Charles Nestler, Sr. and Bessie (Golding) Nestler. On October 17, 1948, Bud married Helen "Rita" (Kelley) Nestler in Russell, Kansas. Bud was a many of many talents. He was a Saline County Undersheriff, railroad crew chauffeur, tv r...

Thomas Huiett

KSAL StaffMarch 15, 2021

Thomas Huiett, 96, of Salina, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021. He was born December 30, 1924 in Salina, KS. Tom served in World War II with the 172nd Army Unit. He was in the Pacific Theater at New Guinea and Luzon as a light machine gunner. Tom was awarded 3 Purple Hearts and a Silver Star. After the army, Tom worked for Graves Trucking as a Driver for 20 years. He was a proud Veteran...

Harold Duane Poland

KSAL StaffMarch 15, 2021

Harold Duane Poland passed away on Friday, March 12, 2021 at Mount Joseph Senior Village, Concordia. Harold was born on December 15, 1922 in Barnes, Kansas. He was the son of Jesse and Alice Poland. Harold graduated from Barnes High School in 1940, worked in the Barnes Post Office for two years, and then enrolled at Kansas State University. Harold was drafted into the U.S. Army in February 1943...

HerShe

KSAL StaffMarch 15, 2021

HerShe, 8 years, of Salina, passed away with her devoted pet parent by her side. HerShe struggled for good a day before God called her to cross the “Rainbow Bridge”, Friday, March 12, 2021. HerShe came to Salina when her pet parent; Helen adopted her from a no kill shelter in Clarksville, TX. Arrangements were made to meet half way in Norman, OK., where introductions were made, and the two ...

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