Robert Glenn 'Goody' Goodman, 59, of Atchison, passed away Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at the VA Hospital in Leavenworth, KS.
Funeral services will be 9:00 AM Friday, January 2, 2009 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Fr. Gerard Senecal, O.S.B., officiating. Burial will follow in the Leavenworth National Cemetery. A rosary will be recited at 4:00 PM Thursday January 1, 2009 at the funeral home with visitation following until 6:00 PM. Memorials in honor of Mr. Goodman are suggested to the American Cancer Society and may be left in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Goody was born July 29, 1949 in Atchison, KS the son of George Glenn and Betty Ann (Medsker) Goodman. He attended Sacred Heart Grade School and graduated from Atchison High School. Mr. Goodman enlisted in the Marine Corps and had served in the Vietnam War. He worked for S.R. Betts Concrete for a number of years and most recently Sunrise Homes. Goody enjoyed working on vehicles, fishing, boating, camping and especially woodworking.
He is survived by his long time companion; Gaylynn Sisk, Atchison, Mother and Step-Father, Betty and Loren Becker, Easton, a daughter, Robin Goodman, Leavenworth, KS, a brother; Mike Goodman, Easton, and two sisters; Sandy Gilliland, Easton, KS and Pat Goodman, Leavenworth, KS.
He was preceded in death by his father, George Glenn Goodman.
Wendell F. (W.F.) Nolting, 72, of Lakewood, CO, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at Hospice of Saint John in Lakewood.
A memorial service will be held at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison at 2:00 PM, January 3, with Rev. John Carroll officiating. A post-service reception for friends and family will be held at Atchison Heritage Conference Center at 3:00 PM. Mr. Nolting’s ashes will be scattered in the Colorado mountains next July. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Saint John, 1320 Everett Court, Lakewood, CO 80215 or American Cancer Society.
WF was born on February 26, 1936, in Atchison, the son of Fred W. and Alma M. (Wehking) Nolting. He attended Nortonville Rural High School. He was married for seven years to Mary K. (Kathy) McNorton of Topeka. He moved to Colorado in the 1960s and lived in the Denver area.
WF is survived by two brothers, Manfred of Nortonville and David of Bermuda Run, NC, and a sister, Joan Bird of Loveland, CO. His sister, Sydonia Leighton of Schenectady, NY, passed away on November 11, 2008. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Henry F."Hank" Pohl, 81, of Atchison, KS. died Friday, December 26, 2008 at the Atchison Hospital.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, December 29th, 2008 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. A Private family burial will be at Sunset Memory Gardens, Leavenworth, KS at a later date. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Sunday, December 28th, 2008 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Diabetes Association and may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com
Henry Pohl was born October 27th, 1927 in Atchison, KS. The son of Otto and Gertrude (Shockey) Pohl. He was on the board of directors for Leavenworth Jefferson Electric, Atchison County LiveStock Board, the FHA board and the rural water district #6. Henry was a farmer all his life and enjoyed Friday night poker, telling stories, his friends and especially his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Henry married Norma Jean (Hoffman) Pohl on January 10th 1950 at St. Benedicts Church, Atchison, KS; they have been married 58 years. Henry is survived by his wife; Norma Pohl, of the home, a son; Henry Wm. “Bill” and Diane Pohl, Atchison, a son in law; Don and Dee Baker Atchison, KS, one brother, Nelson Pohl, Emma WA, a sister; Hilda Highfill, Atchison,KS, five grandchildren Rachelle and Jason Handke, Rebecca and Eric Crain, Michael and Elizabeth Pohl Ryan and Noelle Pohl and Aaron Henry Pohl, four great grandchildren Evan Emilee and Grace Handke and Charleigh Louise Crain. His parents and a daughter Linda Louise Baker preceded him in death.
John B. Brentano, 74 years of age of Lancaster, KS, died Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 27th, 2009 at Sacred Heart Church, with Fr. Benjamin Tremmel, OSB as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Benedict’s Cemetery, Bendena, KS. A prayer service will be recited at 7:00 PM on Friday, June 26th, 2009 with visitation to follow until 8:30 PM at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Benedictine Sisters and may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
John was born on February 5, 1935 in Atchison, KS the son of Joseph and Helen (Hayes) Brentano. He graduated from Maur-Hill in 1953. He served in the United States Air Force . Mr. Brentano worked as a lab technician for the former Pillsbury’s and then Con Agra, Atchison, before retiring in 1997. He was a member of the St. Ann’s Church, Effingham, KS, the Knights of Columbus Council 723, the VFW Post #1175 and the American Legion Post #6, Atchison. He also served on the Lancaster City Council and was a member of the Lancaster Coffee Club.
He was married to Judith Kay Pauly on November 11, 1967 at St. Mary’s Church, Purcell, KS. Mrs. Brentano preceded him in death on November 16, 2004. His parents, and one sister, Bernice Barnett, also preceded him in death. Survivors include a son Jeffrey D. Brentano, Atchison, KS, a daughter, Traci Brentano, Newton, KS, a brother Joseph Brentano, Effingham, KS, and two sisters; Helen Wack, Council Bluffs, IA, and Sr. Alice Brentano, Atchison, KS, and brother-in-law and his wife Michael (Debbie) Pauly, Topeka, KS.
Glenn Michael Daniel, 65, passed away on March 2, 2009 at his home in Colorado Springs, CO.
Graveside services and burial of cremated remains will be 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 27th, 2009 at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Atchison, KS. The Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Mike was born on Nov. 27, 1943, in Atchison, to the late Glenn Walker and Esther Geneva (Fowler) Daniel. Mike was raised in the Atchison area by his late maternal grandparents Quincy and Ethel Fowler. He was a graduate of Atchison High School in 1963. He later served on the Atchison Police Department in the late 1960s, worked for Midwest Solvents, and Atchison Hospital.
Mike is survived by his children Michael D. Daniel (Cheryl), Meriden, Michelle Daniel-Kell, Lexington, Ky., Brian C. Daniel, Texas, wife Juana Daniel; a step-daughter Gensis Escobar, Wisconsin; brother Doug (Sharon) Daniel, Colorado Springs, Colo., sister, Virginia M. (Richard) Garrett, Great Bend; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Raymond C. "Ray" Gardner, 86 years of age, of Atchison, Kansas died Friday, June 19, 2009 at the Hickory Pointe Care Center, Oskaloosa, KS.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 AM Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at St. Benedicts Church with Rev. Daniel Gardner as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Atchison, KS. A parish and Knights of Columbus rosary will be recited at 6:30 pm on Monday, June 22, 2009, visitation with the family to follow until 8:30 pm at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to ACES, for Masses, Sacred Heart Church, or the Alzheimer’s Association and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family maybe left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Ray was born on April 20, 1923 in Clifton, KS the son of Guy and Lena (Bouley) Gardner. He attended rural Clifton grade schools and graduated from Clifton Rural High School before entering the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II as a hospital Apprentice Dental Technician and Pharmacist Mate.
He was united in marriage to Dorothy Coash at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clifton, KS, on Dec. 31st, 1946. Ray and Dorothy celebrated over 62 years of married life. They resided in Beatrice, NE for three years working at Dempster Mill Manufacturing Company before Ray entered Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. and later the Kansas City College of Mortuary Science, Kansas City, KS. He became a licensed funeral director and embalmer in both Kansas and Missouri. They moved to Atchison where Ray was associated with the Harouff-Buis Funeral Home. They moved to Belleville, KS where he was associated with the Tibbetts Brothers Funeral Home and Furniture Store. In 1971 he returned to Atchison and entered into a partnership owning and operating the Stanton Mortuary in Atchison, KS, retiring from the Becker Dyer Stanton Funeral Home in 2004. He received state honors for over Fifty years of service in the funeral profession. During this time he served on the Kansas Funeral Directors Association Board of Directors where he held all the offices of District 1.
Ray was a member of St. Joseph Church and later Sacred Heart Church where he served as Lector, usher, and Eucharistic Minister. He held memberships in the Knights of Columbus for over 60 years serving in numerous offices of the 3rd and 4th degrees which included Grand Knight, Faithful Navigator, District Deputy and Comptroller. Ray and his family received the distinguished award as Kansas Knights of Columbus Family of the Year in 1999. Later that year they were selected as the Knights of Columbus International Family of the Year at the Knights of Columbus International Convention in Minneapolis, MN. He has served as a Board of Director of HUD, Red Cross Chairman and held offices in the Kiwanis Club, organizing the Kiwanis Flea Market for several years. He was a faithful blood donor. His volunteer work included the Road to Recovery Program for a number of years. He was a member and Past Commander of the Fleming-Jackson-Seever American Legion Post # 6, Atchison, KS. He was active in the Democratic Party and served as a precinct Committee Chairman for several years. He was a member of the Pineview Country Club, and enjoyed golf, and other club activities. He enjoyed playing card games and Dominos with his family, friends and several organizations. He and his wife’s travels included England, Hawaii and several trips to Mexico.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy, of Atchison, KS, six sons; Dr. Patrick (Lois Jean) Gardner, Kennewick, Washington, CMSgt. Ret. Gregory (Betty Jo) Gardner, Lenexa, KS, Rev. Daniel Gardner, Kansas City, KS, Dennis (Patricia) Gardner, Atchison, KS, Kevin (Terri Ann) Gardner, Lansing, KS, and Rex (Jeanne) Gardner, Lawrence, KS, a daughter; Lisa (Randy) Carney, Irving, TX, a sister; Maxine Branfort, Clifton, KS, thirteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Doran Gardner, two sisters; Mary Rowland, and Ada Mae Gardner, two step sisters; Lavonne Ricciardone and Juneita Berry and one granddaughter; Alexa Dawn, infant daughter of Gregory and Betty Jo Gardner.
Helen Mary Johnson, 92, of Atchison, KS passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at her daughter’s home with her by her side.
Graveside services will be at 3:00 PM Monday, June 22, 2009 at the Home City Cemetery just outside Marysville, KS. Mrs. Johnson will lie in state beginning at 11:00 AM, at the Kinsley Mortuary, 1006 Broadway Marysville, KS 66508 prior to the graveside. The family will receive friends in Marysville from 1-2:30 PM Monday at the funeral home. Helen will lie in state at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home Saturday, June 20th and Sunday, June 21st. Memorials in honor of Mrs. Johnson are suggested to the First Christian Church, BSA Troop 92, both of Atchison, and the Evangelical United Church of Christ, Marysville, KS. Online condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Helen was born July 1, 1916 in Walnut Township, Marshall County, KS the daughter of James Laurence and Hanna (Hanson) Cook. She was a farm wife who belonged to the Social Hour Club, The Shepherd’s Center, Searcher’s Bible Class and the YMCA Book Club. Helen married Lee Roy Johnson on December 18, 1935. Together they had one daughter; Dianna Kruger who survives in Atchison along with her son; Jordan P.F.L. Kruger.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother; John Peter Cook, sister; Margaret Schneider, son-in-law; Caddy Kruger and a nephew; John Novotny.