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Obituary with surnames AARON, DACHS, FORGE, HERKINS, MCQUILLAN, SCHMIDT submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Saturday, June 25, 1977
Taken from the Leavenworth Times June 26, 1977 by Sue Rush. Death date June 25, 1977

Cecilia A. Forge

Cecilia a. Forge, 81, died early Saturday at St. John Hospital. A lifelong resident of Leavenworth County, she was born near Easton April 23, 1896, the daughter of Joseph and Anna Dachs Schmidt, and married Herman J. Forge Sr. in 1919.

Forge died in 1974 nine years after he retired from farming in the Salt Creek area.

Mrs. Forge was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, the Daughters of Isabella, the LCBA, the Marian Mothers Club and the Friendship Club.

She is survived by one daughter, Sister Helen Forge, SCL, Mother house, Leavenworth; two sons, Herman J. Forge Jr. RR 4, and Eugene A. Forge, Austin, Tex.; one brother, John Schmidt, Easton; four sisters, Mrs. Clara Herkins, Westminster, Calif., Mrs. Agnes Herken, Easton, Mrs. Frances Aaron, RR3, and Mrs. Bertha McQuillan, Lansing; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandsons.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church with burial at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Rosaries will be recited Monday at Belden Sexton Sumpter Funeral Chapel at 3 p.m by the Daughters of LCBA and the Marian Mothers Club, and at 8 p.m. by friends and members of the parish.

Friends may call at the chapel after 11 a.m. Sunday. The family suggests memorials to Immaculate Conception Church or the Archdiocesan Education Fund.

Obituary with surnames DORZWEILER, DREILING, FRANK, HINKEY, LINEBERGER, MONDERO, OWERN, RICKETTS, YOUNG submitted by Sue Rush 2005. Date of death Tuesday, July 5, 1977
Taken from the Leavenworth Times dated July 7, 1977


The funeral for Mrs. Regina Mondero, 78, 204 N. Main, Lansing, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Francis de Sales Church. Lansing Parish wake service will be at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Larkin Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mondero died Tuesday evening in the emergency room at St. John Hospital, where she had been taken by ambulance. She was born June 13, 1899, at Victoria, Kansas, the daughter of Balthazer and Gertrude Linenberger Dreiling.

She had been a resident of Lansing since 1938 and lived at Tonganoxie before that. She was a member of St. Francis de Sales Church, the church's Altar Society, the Daughters of Isabella and the Golden Age Club.

She was married to John Mondero at Hayes May 9, 1922. He survives at the Golden Age Lodge.

Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Rita Ricketts, San Francisco, Calif. Mrs. Clara Hinkey, Rohnert Park, Calif., and Mrs. Ada Young, Lansing; a son Joe Mondero, 500 N. Main, Lansing; three brothers, William Dreiling, Point Reyes, Calif., Paul Dreiling, Fresno, Calif., and Robert Dreihing, San Francisco, Calif., four sisters, Mrs. Matilda Dorzweiler, Denver, Colo., Mrs. Eleanor Frank Salt Lake City, Utah, Mrs. Lucy Owern, Gettysburg, S.D. and Sister Catherine Dreiling, Ponca City, Okla; 14 grandchildren an 13 great-grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames BILLMEK, BURCH, COX, RYGAARD submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Thursday, August 25, 1977
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, 26-Feb-1977, Page 5

Gene Rygaard

The funeral for Gene A. Rygaard, 63, RR2 Effingham, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Atchison. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Garden, Atchison.

Mr. Rygaard died Thursday afternoon in Jefferson County Memorial Hospital, Winchester, where we was admitted Aug. 19. He was born Oct. 20, 1913, at Atchison, the son of Frank and Edna Billmek Rygaard.

He lived in Atchison until 1940, when he moved to the Effingham and Nortonville area.

He was a channel catfish farmer. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Atchison, the Farm Bureau, the Catfish Farmers of America and the Kansas Catfish Farmers Organization.

He was a former employee of Page Airways and Midwest Solvents at Atchison and the McCormack Distillery at Weston, Mo.

He was married to Pearl Cox on Oct. 23, 1934, at Bendena. She survives. A daughter, Edra Ruth Rygaard, preceded him in death.

Other survivors include a son, Wayne Tygaard, RR 2 Effingham; a daughter, Marcia Rygaard, Grand Coulee, Wash.; a brother, Edgar Rygaard, Sequim, Wash; a sister, Kathryn Burch, Fullerton, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Mr. Rygaard will lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the church. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the O'Trimble Funeral Home, Nortonville.

Obituary with surnames GOOCH, HILDEBRANDT, PETTIS, SMITH submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Thursday, August 25, 1977
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Friday, 26-Aug-1977, page 5.

George Gooch

The funeral for George H. Gooch, 40, 311 Lawrence Ave., who died Thursday, will be a 2 p.m. Monday in the First Missionary Baptist Church, Broadway and Seneca. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens.

Survivors include two sons, George H. Gooch Jr., Kansas City, Mo., and Grant Wesley Gooch, 931 Jackson; his father, William H. Gooch of the home; his mother, Ira Lee Pettis, and Stepfather, Augusta Pettis, both of Denver, Colo.; two brothers, William T. Gooch and James E. Gooch, both of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Wilma Hildebrandt, 2404 S. 15th, and Mildred Walker, 300 Miami; and his maternal grandmother, Mildred B. Smith, 700 Fifth Ave.

Obituary with surnames DANIELS, KELLY, PAYNE, PIKE, SIMPSON, SMART submitted by Linda Darity. Date of death Thursday, June 1, 1978
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died June1, 1978
buried June 3, 1978

The funeral for Everett W. Payne will be at 11a.m. Saturday in the Larkin-Brown Funeral Home. The Rev. Orville Mason, pastor of the First Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Muncie Cemetery.

Mr. Payne died early this morning in Cushing Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for the past three weeks after suffering a heart attack at his home.

He was born Feb. 3, 1906 at Fairfield, Mo., the son of George and Arradale Smart Payne. He had been a resident of Leavenworth for more than 50 years and had been employed at the Mike Wilson American Jeep as a body-fender worker until his retirement about five years ago

. He had been doing work at his home since that time. He was a Baptist and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

He was married to Mamie J. Simpson March 30, 1929 at Leavenworth. She survives at the home. Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Pike, 1024 Randolph, and Mrs. Jean Daniels, 914 S. Second: a son, Glen Payne, Merriam: two brothers, Ezra Payne, 1405 Olive, and George Payne, Ivanhoe, Calif., a sister, Mrs. Edith Kelly, Ivanhoe, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Larkin-Brown Funeral Home after 10 a.m. Friday. The family suggests memorials to the Heart Fund

Obituary with surnames MAXWELL, MCCUNE, MILLER, SHARP, WILK, ZOBEL submitted by Richard L. Moberly. Date of death Friday, October 20, 1978
The obituary of Karl G. Wilk, as published in the Leavenworth Times on 22 Oct 1978, follows:

"Karl G. Wilk, 80, 1113 N. 12th, died Friday at Cushing Memorial Hospital. He was born at Brandenburg, Germany, July 1, 1898, and came to Leavenworth with his family at the age of 4. He was the son of Wilheim and Elizabeth Zobel Wilk. Mr. Wilk retired from the U.S. Penitentiary in 1960 as forman in the furniture factory. He was a member of Saint Paul Lutheran Church. He was married to Mary A. Miller, who died in 1956. Survivors include: his sons, Carl A. Wilk, 502 Linn, and William G. Wilk, 1400 Deleware; his daughters, Mrs. Betty Maxwell, Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Jean Sharp, RR 4; three brothers, Albert Wilk, 606 Oak, Paul Wilk, 303 Vivas and Otto Wilk, 519 N. Seventh; his sister, Mrs. Betty McCune, 1332 Ottawa; 10 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Rev. Victor Polley will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to Cushing Memorial Hospital or to the Heart Fund. Friends may call at Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapels."

Obituary with surnames BIDDLE, BOONE, LINDEBERG, STANFORD, STEVENS submitted by Sue Rush 2005. Date of death Sunday, November 12, 1978
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Nov. 13, 1978


Colonel H. Boone, 3011 Shrine Park Road, a long-time Leavenworth attorney, died Sunday afternoon in the Veterans Administration Medical Center. He had been in failing health for the past two years.

The funeral will be a 10a.m. Thursday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The parish wake service will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Larkin-Brown Funeral Home where friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Mr. Boone was born at Fort Leavenworth, the son of Thomas John and Theresa Lindenberg Boone. He was a lifelong resident of Leavenworth and had been an attorney in Leavenworth for more than 40 years.

He graduated from Leavenworth High School, the University of Kansas and the Kansas City University School of Law in 1934.

He was an Army Air corps veteran of World War II. He served as a combat intelligence officer in north Africa and Italy.

Mr. Boone served as Leavenworth County Republican chairman for several years. He was assistant county attorney under the late Judge Walter Biddle. He served three terms as county attorney, beginning in 1949.

Mr. Boone was attorney for the Leavenworth Mutual Savings and Loan for 26 years.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, the Kansas Ba Association, the Leavenworth County Bar, Association, the Lions Club, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the American Legion, 40 & 8, Knights of Columbus, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

He was married to Lucille Stevens March 27, 1943, at Cape Kimer. She survives at the home.

Also surviving are a sister, Mary Grace Boone, 110 E. Kay, Lansing, a foster sister, Anne Stanford, Lansing; and two nephews, Thomas Boone, 614 Charles, and Daniel R. Boone, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Obituary with surnames BALL, BLACK, FILBERT, FLORA, HEITLINGER, MILLER submitted by Clancy Filbert. Date of death Wednesday, April 25, 1979
From the Leavenworth Times April 25, 1979

The funeral for Mrs. Anna Matilda "Marie" Heitlinger, 77, a lifelong Leavenworth resident, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the St. Joseph Church. Burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Mrs. Heitlinger died early this morning in St. John Hospital after a long illness. She was born Feb. 15, 1902 at Easton, the daughter of Charles and Mary Chevalier Flora.

Mrs. Heitlinger was a member of the St. Joseph Church and a former member of the church's Alter Society.

She was married Oct. 17, 1923 to Adolph Heitlinger in St. Joseph Church. He died Feb. 3, 1960.

Survivors include seven daughters. Mrs. Mary Magdalen Upchurch, Vivian, La. Mrs. Rita Theresa Overbey, Lake Placid, Fla. Mrs. Regina Ann Price, 1508 S. 11th. Mrs. Dorothy Elizabeth Stubbs, Mesa, Ariz. Mrs. Vivian Rose Baskas, 706 Osage, and Mrs. Anita Muriel Samson, 1901 S. Fifth; a son, Gordon Eugene Heitlinger, Tempe, Ariz.; two brothers, Carl Flora, 1118 Kickapoo, and Henry Flora, 1213 Kiowa; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Heintzelman, Jarbalo, and Mrs. Lena Fink, 1119 Metropolitan; 26 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

A parish wake service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Larkin-Brown Funeral Home where friends may call after 10 a.m. Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Kidney Foundation.

Obituary with surnames BODDE, FINK, NOLL, SCHRICK submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Wednesday, May 9, 1979
Taken from the Leavenworth Times May 11, 1979 by Sue Rush. Death date May 9, 1979

Bertha Fink

Mrs. Bertha E. Schrick Fink, at 320 N. 17th, died Friday at St John Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born near Mooney Creek Feb. 9, 1898, the daughter of William and Anna Bodde Schrick. She was married to Herman J. Fink Jan. 27, 1919. He died in 1971.

Mrs. Fink was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Daughters of Isabella and the Altar society.

Survivors include; her sons, William Fink, Lakeview and Eisenhower Road, Ray Fink, 320 N. 17th; Herman E. Fink, Yucapi, Calif.; Leonard Fink, San Bernadina, Calif.; her daughters, Miss Mildred Fink, Kansas City, Mo., and Miss Rita Fink, 320 N 17th, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Anna Noll, Kansas City.

Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

The parish wake service will be 7 p.m. Monday and the D of 1 Rosary will be 7:30 p.m. at Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel where friends may call after noon today.

Obituary with surnames BROWN, CLEVERLY, FINK submitted by Sue Rush 2010. Date of death Sunday, July 1, 1979
Taken from the Leavenworth Library (LV Times) July 2, 1979 by Sue Rush 3-17-2010

Wesley Fink

The Graveside service will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery for Wesley Dale Fink, infant son of Dale and Cindy Brown Fink, RR 4, who died Sunday in the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

He was born Saturday in Leavenworth. Survivors besides his parents of the home, are his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Brown, California; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fink, Leavenworth; and his great grandparents Mrs. Frances Peterson, Topeka, Jesse Cleverly, Bountiful, Utah and Mrs. Helen Brown, Ashland, Ky.

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