Leavenworth County, Kansas Obituaries

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Obituary with surnames CAPESIUS, KREMER, ZULE submitted by Sue Rush 1989. Date of death Monday, May 22, 1989
from Leavenworth Times

YVONNE M.ZULE, 53, McLouth, died Monday, May 22, 1989, at Bethany Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
The Mass of Christian burial is at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Lawrence Catholic church; burial with be in St. Lawrence Cemetery, both in Easton.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. Wednesday at Belden Funeral Chapel, where the rosary will be recited at 9 p.m.
Mrs. Zule was born Aug. 3, 1935, in Leavenworth County the daughter of Aloysius and Barbara Kremer Capesius. She was a lifelong area resident and a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. She worked several years for Hallmark Cards.
She married Leo Zule on Oct. 23, 1954. he survives at the home.
Her other survivors include two sons, Duane Zule and Richard Zule, both of McLouth; and a sister, Dorothy Zule, Easton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Obituary with surnames FORGE, GARDNER, KELLEY, YANTZI submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Wednesday, June 14, 1989
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Thurs. 6/15/1989 by Sue Rush. Death date June 14, 1989.

William Forge

William M. Forge, 75, rural Leavenworth, died Wednesday, June 14, 1989, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center after an extended illness.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church; burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Friends may call today at Belden Funeral Chapel, where the parish rosary will be recited, at 7 p.m.

Mr. Forge was born Jan. 5, 1914, in Leavenworth County, the son of John and Mary Elizabeth Kelly Forge. He retired in 1978 from the Bureau of Prisons. He also worked for the V.A.M.C. and was a farmer.

He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of St. Joseph Church and the St. Joseph Benevolent Society.

He married Evelyn Babcock in 1942. She survives at the home.

His other survivors include two daughters, Connie Gardner, Kansas City, Mo., and Gayle Yantzi, Gladstone, Mo.; two sons, Robert B. Forge and Timothy J. Forge, both of Leavenworth; five grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the rectory building fund at St. Joseph Church.

Obituary with surnames DIELMAN, HUMPHREYS, MAXWELL submitted by Sue Rush 1989. Date of death Monday, August 21, 1989
Taken from the Leavenworth Times 8-22-1989


Richard "Dean" Maxwell, 69, Leavenworth, died Monday, Aug. 21, 1989, at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Belden Funeral Chapel; burial will be in Mount Muncie Mausoleum.

Friends may call after noon Wednesday at the funeral chapel, where visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. and Masonic services will be at 7:30p.m.

Mr. Maxwell was born Nov. 21, 1919, in Galva, Kan., the son of Samuel R. and Wanita Dielman Maxwell. He was a former partner and television repairman with the Boyer TV and Appliance. He retired in 1962. Previously, he had worked from 1945 to 1954 at Wisdom's Hardware.

He was a member of the Lansing Masonic Nine Mile Lodge No. 49, where he served a past master and past district deputy. He was a member of Eagles Aerie No. 55.

He married Josephine Studdard June 8, 1944. She preceded him in death Jan. 9, 1989.

He is survived by two brothers, William P. Maxwell, Laurel, Miss., and Samuel R. Maxwell Jr., Leavenworth; and a sister, Shirley Humphreys, Sedalia, Mo.

The family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association.

Obituary with surnames FOY, MAORALE, MOORE submitted by Sue Rush 1989. Date of death Tuesday, August 29, 1989
from Leavenworth Times


ENID, OKLA.--HOWARD E. MOORE SR., 78, formerly of Leavenworth, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 1989, at his home in Enid.

The funeral will be at 8:30 a.m. Friday in the Henninger-Allen Funeral Home Chapel in Enid. A graveside service is planned for 5 p.m. in the Sunset Memory Gardens at Leavenworth.

He was born June 12, 1911, in Leavenworth, the son of Guy and Annie Maorale Moore and he had lived most of his life in Leavenworth. Mr. Moore was a foundry superintendent in Enid for the last several years retiring in 1981.

He was a member of the North Garland Road Church of Christ in Enid.

Survivors include his wife, June E. Moore, of the home; three sons, H.E. Moore Jr., Rowlett, Texas, Roy Moore, Birmingham, Ala., and Guy Moore, Vancouver, Wash; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Guy W. Moore, Leavenworth; and a sister, Ann K. Foy, Leavenworth.

Memorials are suggested to the North Garland Church of Christ or the American Cancer society.

Obituary with surnames BILTZ, FORGE, GERCKEN, KERN, MARTEN, MCCURDY, MEYERS, TEARNEY submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Monday, September 11, 1989
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Sept. 11, 1984 by Sue Rush. Death date Sept. 11, 1989

Maurice Kern

Maurice L. "Dutch" Kern Sr., 87, Leavenworth, died early today, Monday Sept. 11, 1989, at the Leavenworth County Infirmary.

The Mass of Christian burial is at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church with Father Cecil Picker officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Friends may call after noon Tuesday at Barnett Larkin Brown Funeral Home. Family visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A parish wake service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary at 7:30 p.m.

He was a lifelong area resident. He was born Aug. 22, 1902, in Leavenworth County, the son of Michael J. and Adeline Forge Kern. He married Grace A. Tearney on Oct. 21, 1925, at the St. Joseph of the Valley Church in rural Leavenworth. She survives at the home.

Mr. Kern farmed with his brother and father for many years. He worked as a furniture finisher with the Abernathy Furniture Co. of Leavenworth. He worked for 16 years for the Porter Oil Co. of Leavenworth and he was an agent for the Mobil Oil Co. He owned and operated Dutch's Friendly Service Station at the corner of Seventh Street and Cherokee Avenue for 23 years. He retired in 1965.

Mr. Kern was the band leader and played in his own dance band. He operated Kern's Dance Hall for many years and played at the Boling Grange dances for many years.

Mr. Kern also had several horses and he was the leader and rode in many area parade. He also ran a horse stud service for many years.

He was the former president of the Leavenworth Saddle club.

He was a member of St. Joseph Church. He was a member of the St. Joseph Benevolent Society and the Kansas Farm Bureau. He was a fourth degree Knight of Columbus with Knights of Columbus Council NO. 900 of Leavenworth. He was a former grandknight.

He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 55 of Leavenworth.

Besides his wife, other survivors include one son, Maurice L. Kern Jr., Leavenworth; one daughter, Dolores Marie McCurdy, Leavenworth; one sister Lucille Biltz, Leavenworth; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Mike Kern; and three sisters, Theresa Gercken, Catherine Meyers and Augusta Martens.

Obituary with surnames COLLINS, FINK, HANSON, MCQUILLAN, SYKES submitted by Sue Rush 2010. Date of death Wednesday, December 6, 1989
Taken from the Leavenworth Library (LV Times) 12-7-1989

Evelyn J. Fink, 64, Leavenworth, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 1989, at St. John Hospital.

The Mass of Christmas burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church; burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Belden Sexton Sumpter Funeral Chapel, where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

Mrs. Fink was born May 20, 1925, in Springdale, the youngest child of Edward and Blanche Collins McQuillan. she graduated from Easton High School and attended Saint Mary College. After an early career as an elementary instructor, she worked as a secretary for the Lansing school district. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, its Altar Society and the Daughters of Isabella.

She was married to William Fink, who survives at the home.

Her other survivors include two daughters, Linda Sykes, Maderia, Ohio, and Judy Bice, Lansing; a son Roger Fink, Leavenworth; two sisters, Mary Birmingham, Leavenworth, and Claire Hanson, San Diego, Calif.; a brother Harold McQuillan, La Harbra Heights, Calif.; and two grandchildren, Jennifer and Kimberly Sykes

Obituary with surnames BERTELS, CLAUSER, DAIGNEAUX, DIDDE, DOMAN, ERFFMEYER, FITZGERALD, FORGE, KELLY, MOPPIN, SCHROEDER submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Thursday, February 22, 1990
Taken from the Leavenworth Times by Sue Rush 2-23-1990. Death date Feb. 22, 1990

Agnes Forge

Agnes Scholastica Doman Forge, 94, a longtime Leavenworth resident, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 1990, at Providence St. Margaret Health Center, Kansas City, Kan.

Mass of Christian burial will be a 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church; burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call after noon Sunday at Belden Funeral Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. and the rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m.

Mrs. Forge was born June 16, 1895 in the Mooney Creek community, the daughter of William J. and Frances Didde Doman. She received a teaching certificate from the University of Kansas. She taught at the Salt Creek Valley School and at Fort Leavenworth. In later years she taught private piano lessons.

She was a member of St. Joseph church.

She married Thomas J. Forge June 16, 1925, in Leavenworth. He preceded her in death Jan 29, 1975.

She is survived by three sons, Cyril T. Forge, Leavenworth, Dale L. Forge, Manhattan, and Thomas J. Forge Jr., Atchison; three daughters, Joan M. Erffmeyer, Florissant, Mo., Audrey A. Fitzgerald, Granada Hills, Calif., and Agnes A. Clauser, Leavenworth; four sisters, Margaret Daigneaux and Gertrude Becker, both of Leavenworth, Marie Bertels, and Scholastica Schroeder, both Kansas City, Kan.; 21 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by three brother, William Doman, Father Aloysious Doman and Anthony Doman; and four sisters, Sister Angela Marie, a Sister of Charity of Leavenworth, Frances Doman, Clara Doman and Edith Moppin.

The family suggests contributions to St. John Hospital.

Obituary with surnames LINAWEAVER, WILLEY, ZULE submitted by Sue Rush 1990. Date of death Sunday, April 15, 1990
from Leavenworth Times


WINCHESTER --ROBERT L. (BOB) ZULE, 64, of Winchester, died late Easter Sunday evening, April 15, 1990, at his home.
Mr. Zule was born Feb. 16, 1926, in Leavenworth County, the son of Charles and Pauline Linaweaver Zule.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was a member of the former Winchester Christian Church, the Winchester American Legion Post No. 387 and the Oskaloosa Eagles.
Mr. Zule was a restaurant owner and operator.
Survivors include a son, Jackie Zule of Fort Knox, Ky; a daughter, Beberly A. Willey of Winchester; three brothers, Eugene Zule of Leavenorth, William C. Zule of Easton, and Leo D. Zule of McLouth, and six grandchildren.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Winchester United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery east of Tonganoxie. Friends may call at the church before the service. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at O'Trimble Funeral home in Nortonville.

Obituary with surnames LAST, MCGUIRE submitted by Judy McGuire. Date of death Friday, May 18, 1990
Hudson L. McGuire

Hudson L. McGuire, 80, of Pacific Palisades, Calif. died Friday, May 18, 1990. Mr. McGuire spend his first 43 years in Leavenworth.
Graveside services will be at 2 P.M. Wednesday at Mount Muncie Cemetery. The Davis Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Following graduation from Leavenworth High School, Mr. McGuire received an appointment to the U.S. Navel Academy at Annapolis, Md., where he was the leading scorer as a freshman on the varsity basketball team. He subsequently returned to Kansas where he played on the University of Kansas varsity basketball team under Phog Allen.
Mr. McGuire's father started a men's clothing store in the early 1900s in Leavenworth, and he operated the store along with him.
Mr. McGuire was a member of a number of civic organizations. In 1942 he was elected president of the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce and in January 1943 he enlisted in the Navy and was awarded a commission as a lieutenant (JG).
While the executive officer of an LST, his ship was sunk by a German submarine near Anzio, Italy. Mr McGuire was awarded a number of medals, including the Navy and Marine medal for heroism.
The citation stated that "Lt. McGuire ... with complete disregard for his own safety went to the assistance of several men whose clothing was on fire and beat the flames out with his bare hands, suffering severe burns in the process. After he was forced to abandon the sinking ship he reached a life raft and although painfully injured, recovered survivors who were in danger of drowning."
Mr. McGuire was an outstanding amateur golfer and won many awards, including being low amateur in the Kansas City Open, winning the club championship numerous times at the Leavenworth Country Club, and the club championship at the Fort Leavenworth Golf Course. In 1938 he set course records at both golf courses.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann McGuire of the home; a daughter, Linda Last, Duncanville, Texas; a sone, H. Lee McGuire Jr., Leavenworth; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
The family requests no flowers and suggests contribution to St. Paul Lutheran Endowment Fund.

Obituary with surnames FINK, SCHRICK submitted by Sue Rush 2010. Date of death Friday, July 13, 1990
Taken from the Leavenworth Library (LV Times) July 15, 1990 Rita Marie Fink Rita Marie Fink, 60, a lifelong resident of Leavenworth, County, died Friday, July 13, 1990, at her residence.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 16, 1990, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Visitations with the family present will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Belden Funeral Chapel where the parish rosary will be said at 7 p.m. and the Daughters of Isabella will have a rosary at 4 p.m.

Friends may call at the chapel afternoon on Sunday.

Miss Fink was born Aug. 23, 1929, at Potter, Kansas, the daughter of Herman J. Fink and Bertha E. Schrick Fink. She was employed at Groinis Hardware for the past four years as a sales person and had previously worked as the manager of the House of Cheese and at the Baker's Department store.

Miss Fink had lived in the county all of her life and had lived in the city since 1963. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and its altar society. She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella.

Survivors include three bothers, William H. Fink, Leavenworth, Herman E. Fink, Yucaipa, Calif., and Raphael E. Fink, Leavenworth; one sister Mildred I. Fink, Leavenworth; four nieces; and five nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Leonard B. Fink in 1984.

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