Leavenworth County, Kansas Obituaries

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Obituary with surnames BIETKA, GOODAK, SIENKOWSKI, SWANSON submitted by Linda Darity. Date of death Monday, April 12, 1976
from the Leavenworth Times, Mon., Apr 12, 1996

The funeral for Joseph L. Sienkowski, 57, formerly of Leavenworth, who died Monday in New York City, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Casimir Church. Burial will be in the Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Mr. Sienkowski was born at Leavenworth March 24, 1919. He attended St. Casimir School and graduated from Leavenworth High School. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Mary Bietka, Kansas City, Kan.; a brother, Edward Sienkowski, Los Angeles, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Erleen Goodak, Kansas City, Kan., and Mrs. Elizabeth Swanson, Sharen Springs, Kan.
The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Larkin Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Obituary with surnames ADAMS, KNAPP, RYAN, SCHONHERR, WRIGHT submitted by Sue Rush 1976. Date of death Wednesday, May 5, 1976
Taken from the Leavenworth Times May 5, 1976

ADDIE RYAN dies May 3, 1976

The funeral for Mrs. Addie Irene Ryan, 75, 419 Ottawa, will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will be in Mt Calvary Cemetery.

Mrs. Ryan died Monday night in Cushing Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 28, 1900, at Leavenworth, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Knapp.

She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church.

She was married in 1956 at Platte City, Mo., to Joseph W. Ryan. He survives at the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lena Adams, RR 1, and Mrs. Augusta Wright, Narka, Kan.; three sons, Robert Schonherr, New Berry Park, Calif., Liggo R. Schonherr Sr., Lansing, and George Schonherr, address unknown; and 16 grandchildren.

The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today in the Davis Funeral Chapel, where friends may call.

Obituary with surnames BOTT, FINK, FORGE, MICHAEL, RAYSER, WEISSINGER submitted by Sue Rush 2010. Date of death Friday, May 21, 1976
Taken from the Leavenworth Library (LV Times) May 23, 1976.

Anna M. Bott

Mrs. Anna M. Bott, 67, RR 1, died Friday at St. John Hospital. She was a life long resident of Leavenworth and was born Dec. 4, 1908 to Peter and Mary Weissinger Fink. She married Ed Bott Oct. 17, 1928.

Mrs. Bott was a member of St. Joseph of the Valley Church and the Altar Society.

Mrs. Bott is survived by her husband, Ed Bott, of the home; a son, Edward Bott Jr., R 1; two daughters, Mrs. Ann Marie Rayser, RR 1, and Mrs. Mary Frances Michael, Basehor, a sister, Mrs. Mary Forge, RR 4, three brothers, Peter Fink Jr., RR 1, Louis Fink, 122 S. 16th, and Henry Fink, 1119 Metropolitan, and five grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph of the Valley Church. Burial will be in the Mount Olivet Cemetery.

The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today at the Belden Sexton Sumpter Funeral Chapel, 518 Shawnee Friends may call at the chapel.

Obituary with surnames BIETKA, DOWELL, HUTCHINS submitted by Linda Darity. Date of death Friday, June 11, 1976
from the Leavenworth Times

INDEPENDENCE, MO. -- Alex Bietka, a native and former resident of Leavenworth, died Wednesday at a nursing home here.
His death came the day before his 79th birthday which would have been today. He lived in Leavenworth until moving to Independence three years ago. Before his retirement in 1962, he was a warehouse forman at Ft. Leavenworth.
He was a Catholic.
Mr. Bietka is survived by a son, Alex E. Bietka, Kansas City, Kan.; a daughter, Juanita Hutchins, Blue Springs, Mo.; a brother, Vincent Bietka, Leavenworth; a sister, Mary Dowell, Kansas City, Kan.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 A.M. friday at Carson's Independence Chapel at Independence and at 1:30 p.m. at the graveside in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.
Additional info - Alex is a nickname, his given name was Aloysious Antone Bietka - Linda

Obituary with surnames FORGE, JACKSON, KELLY, LEE submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Friday, November 19, 1976
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Nov. 21, 1976 by Sue Rush. Death date Nov. 19, 1976

Henry Forge

Henry J. Forge, 80, RR 4, died Friday at the Leavenworth Veterans Administration Center Hospital after an illness of several months.

Funeral services will be a 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Mr. Forge was born in Leavenworth County on May 1, 1896, a son of John and Mary Kelly Forge. He had been a farmer all of his life.

He was a member of St. Joseph Parish. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 56 and a veteran of World War I. He and the former Gertrude Lee were married in 1932.

Other than his widow of the home, he is survived by two sons, the Rev. Henry Leo Forge, Kansas City, Kan., and Richard Forge, 1304 Franklin, two daughters, Mrs. Winnie Jackson, RR 4; three brothers, John Forge, Louis Forge and William Forge, all of RR 4, and four grandchildren.

A wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m today at the Belden Sexton Sumpter Funeral Chapel for friends and members of the parish.

Obituary with surnames COFFIN, JENKINS, WILSON submitted by Elaine Rebori. Date of death Friday, December 31, 1976
FORMER SUPERINTENDENT OF COUNTY SCHOOLS DIES (1976)[actual date of death unknown]

By The Star's Own Service

Leavenworth-Miss Drusilla Wilson Coffin, 96, of a nursing home in Leavenworth, who was Leaveworth County superintendent of schools 18 years before she retired, died Monday at a hospital here.
Miss Coffin had taught in rural schools in the Leavenworth area. She was a member of the Friends Church in Springdale, Kan., near Leavenworth. She was a member of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, the Byington Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, and the Leavenworth Art League in Leavenworth and the Springdale Home Missions Society, the Springdale Homemakers Club and the Retired Teachers Association. She was born in Carmel, Ind., and lived in Leavenworth County 94 years.
She leaves a brother, Charles COFFIN of near McLouth, Kan., and a sister, Mrs. Hazel Jenkins, 2512 N.E. 52nd Terrace.
Services will be a 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Chapel, Leavenworth; burial in Friends Cemetery, Springdale.

Obituary with surnames ASBURY, BUTZIN, DONNELL, HALLAUX, WOODARD submitted by Sue Rush 1977. Date of death Thursday, January 20, 1977
Leavenworth Times January 20, 1977

  ERNEST O. KORTH, 68, 1224 Randolph, died today in the Leavenworth    County Convalescent Infirmary.  He suffered a stroke in 1970 and had    been in failing health since that time. 

  He was born June 28, 1908, at Leavenworth, the son of Otto P. and    Martha Butzin Korth. 

  He was a woodworker for Helmers and a pattern maker for Kramers Co.,    until he became ill. 

  He was a Christian Scientist.

  He was married to Helen Hallaux on Oct 17, 1927, at Leavenworth.  She    survives at the home. 

  Other survivors include three sisters, mrs. Freda Woodard, 802    Pawnee, Mrs. Edan Asbury, 1129 Spruce and Mrs. Margarite Donnell, RR    4.   

  The funeral arrangements are pending at Larkin Funeral Home.  Burial    will be in Sunset Memory Gardens.  Friends may call at the Larkin    Funeral Home. 

Obituary with surnames ADAMS, SCHONHERR, TATE submitted by Sue Rush 1977. Date of death Wednesday, January 26, 1977
Taken from the Leavenworth Times January 28, 1977

G. SCHONHERR dies January 26 , 1977

Little Rock, Ark. - George Schonherr, 54, Little Rock, Ark., died here Wednesday.

Survivors include five sons, Keith Schonherr, 117 Sherman Ave., George Schonherr and Rick Schonherr, both of 1011 Sixth Ave., Jim Bob Schonherr and Willie Schonherr, both of 1019 Osage, all in Leavenworth; two daughters, Linda Tate, Long Branch, N.J. and Marietta Schonherr, 1011 Sixth Ave.; two brothers, Russell Schonherr and Robert Schonherr, address unknown; and a sister, Lena Adams, RR 3.

The funeral will be at Arkansas.

Obituary with surnames BALZ, BUTZIN, HUNDLEY, ZOLLER submitted by Sue Rush 1977. Date of death Tuesday, February 1, 1977
 Leavenworth Times February 1977

  EUGENE BUTZIN, 79, of 508 S. 10th Street, died Saturday afternoon at    Cushing Memorial Hospital. He was born October 10, 1897 at    Leavenworth and was a son of Ferdinand and Martha Zoller Butzin.  He    was retired from the Kansas State Penitentiary.

  At Kansas City, Kan.   , on June 10, 1924 he was married to Pearl Balz.  Mrs Butzin died in    1955.

  He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 55    and was a past president.

 He is survived by one son, Eugene F. Butzin    Jr., 508 S. 10th Street, and two grandchildren, Mrs. Peggy Hundley,    Lansing, and Mark Butzin, 508 South 10th Street. Funeral services    will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Davis Funeral Chapel. 

  Interment will be in the Mt. Muncie Cemetery.  Memorials may be given    to Cushing Memorial Hospital.  Friends may call at the Davis Funeral    Chapel after noon today. 

Obituary with surnames DAVIDSON, FINK, MILLER, PAYEUR submitted by Sue Rush 2008. Date of death Monday, March 14, 1977
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Mar. 15, 1977 by Sue Rush. Death date Mar. 14, 1977.

Ellen C. Fink

Mrs. Ellen C. Fink, 82, RR 4, died Monday at Cushing Memorial Hospital. She had been in failing health for several months.

She was a member of St. Joseph of the Valley Church, the altar society, the ACCW and the Lowemont Homemakers Extension Unit.

Mrs. Fink was born in Leavenworth County July 8, 1894, to Antoine and Catherine Miller Payeur. She married Peter Fink Jr., Nov.24, 1914. He survives. Other survivors include two sons, Peter A. Fink, Kansas City, Kan., and Francis M. Fink, Kansas City, Mo; a daughter , Mrs. Catherine Davidson, Shawnee Mission, Kan.; a brother, Joseph Payeur, 1806 S. Broadway; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

The funeral service will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph of the Valley Church, with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Friends and members of the parish will recite the rosary at Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Friends may call at eh chapel after 6 p.m. today.

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