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Obituary of ARDEN E. SCHARTZ
Arden E. Schartz, 74, died May 29 at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, in Wichita.

He was born April 22, 1926, in Barton County, the son of Alphones H. and Caroline Auchstetter Schartz. He married Lorene F. Rose Dec. 18, 1949, in Ellinwood. 

A lifetime resident of Pawnee County, he was a farmer and contractor.

Schartz was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Larned, Rozel Lyons Club charter member, Burdett Senior Citizen Center and Holy Rosary Catholic Church Council, both of Burdett.

Survivors include his wife of the home; five sons, David Schartz of Rozel, Stephen Schartz of Garfield, Joseph Schartz of Larned, Jerome Schartz of Kansas City, Mo., and Michael Schartz of Wichita; four daughters, Barbara Straub of Larned, Teresa Spears of Monmouth, Ill., Juanita Smith of Wichita and Christine Brenner of Pratt; three brothers, Cletus Schartz and Warren Schartz, both of Great Bend, and Orville Schartz of Kingman; 26 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by one brother, Malvern Schartz.

Vigil service will be at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel in Larned. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Larned with the Rev. Dennis Reed officiating. 

Friends may call until 8 p.m. tonight and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. Burial will be at Larned Cemetery. 

Memorials are suggested to Sacred Heart School Adopt-A-Student Fund or American Cancer Society, both in care of the funeral home.
Transcribed and Contributed by Jan Reading

Last Updated:  Wednesday, November 23, 2005 23:17:39

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