Max L. Wentz, 70, of Atchison, KS. died Saturday, July 3, 2010 at his home.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, July 8th, 2010 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Fr. Bertrand LaNoue officiating. Burial will follow in the Sumner Cemetery, south of Atchison, KS. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM on Wednesday, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Sumner Cemetery. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Max L. Wentz was born on June 19, 1940 in Downs, KS., the son of Ralph E. and Mary O. (Thummel) Wentz. Max was a U.S. Navy veteran serving from 1960 to 1965. Max owned and operated the M & M Salvage Yard. He also worked at the Atchison CO-OP, and delivered milk and Ice cream for a dairy in Leavenworth. Max helped clean up at G & G Auction, was a former member of the American Legion Post # 6, Atchison, KS., was President of the Sumner Cemetery Association, and helped mark graves at the cemetery. He enjoyed western movies, reading, playing darts, cards and dice games, working on cars, horses, and country music especially Hank Williams Sr.,
He was married to Cheryl Zacharias on Dec. 29, 1964. Mrs. Wentz preceded him in death in 1998. Survivors include three sons; Michael L. (Marilyn) Wentz, Muscotah, KS., Francis E. (Yvonne) Wentz, Cummings, KS., and Patrick W. (Jennifer) Wentz, Atchison, KS., Daughter; Sheryl Y. Wentz, Atchison, KS., two brothers; Marvin (Cindy) Wentz, Girard, KS., and Raymond Wentz, Arizona, a Sister; Cecelia Wilcox, Nortonville, KS., nine grandchildren and one great grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. His parents, wife Cheryl, brothers Mark and Howard Wentz, and sister Josephine Rivers also preceded him in death.
Drake W. Banks, 21, Ozawkie, KS, passed away, Saturday, June 26, 2010 at his home.
Memorial services will be 7:00 PM, Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Nortonville, KS, with Rev. Michael VanVelzer, officiating. Burial will be at 11:00 AM, Tuesday in the Elmwood Cemetery, Lindsborg, KS. Memorials in honor of Drake are suggested to the Jefferson County Humane Society and may be left in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Drake was born August 6, 1988 in Lawrence, KS, the son of Michael and Tamara (Prickett) Banks. He graduated from Jeff West High School. Drake loved football and basketball and was a huge Denver Broncos fan. He liked working on his truck and was an extremely talented guitar player. Drake was very fond of his dog, Mary.
Survivors include his parents, Mike & Ami Banks, Effingham, KS and Tamara Prickett-Banks, Ozawkie, KS; grandparents, Wayne Banks, Effingham, KS, Jean Banks, Horton, KS, Jim & Carolee Prickett, Nortonville, KS; siblings, Joseph Banks, Alix Banks, Sydney Fangohr, and Kendal Fangohr, all of Effingham; uncles, Jeff & Amy Prickett, Nortonville, KS and Dean and Angie Banks, Muscotah, KS.
Rosie W. Kimmi, 84, of Everest, KS passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at her home south of Everest.
Graveside Funeral Services and Burial will be 3:00 pm, Monday, June 28, 2010 at the Wolf River Cemetery, Everest, KS. The Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral in Atchison, KS is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Rosie was born January 4, 1926 in Goff, KS, the daughter of Julius and Anna (Schuetz) Berger. Rosie and Marvin Kimmi were united in marriage on June 23, 1947 in Horton, KS. Rosie was primarily a wife, mother and homemaker; together she and Marvin owned and operated Kimmi Lumber and Sawmill near Everest for over 40 years. Rosie was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Horton. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, playing cards, working crossword puzzles and especially loved being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Rosie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marvin; son, Dale Kimmi; daughters, Nadine Weinmann and Marilyn Madden; grandson, Louis Madden, Jr.; great-granddaughter, Taylor Kimmi; great-grandsons, Quincy and Drake Howell; six brothers; three sisters.
Survivors include a son, Eugene Kimmi; two daughters, Ruth (Gene) Wilburn and Mary Kimmi; four sisters, Magdlena Heinen, Liz Schuetz, Florence Woodard and Marion Whitcraft; 20 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren
Kathryn L. Miller, 91, Atchison, passed away, Friday, June 25, 2010 at her home.
Funeral services will be 10:30 AM, Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, with Rev. Robert Ziegler officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens, Atchison. Family will receive friends from 9:30 until service time at the funeral home. Memorials in honor of Mrs. Miller are suggested to the Trinity Lutheran School Grant Fund. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Kathryn was born September 26, 1918 in St. Joseph, MO, the daughter of James and Myrtle (Widmaier) Smith. She attended rural country grade schools prior to attending seventh and eighth grade at Trinity Lutheran School. Kathryn worked for the Horton Garment Factory in Atchison for seventeen years before receiving her LPN license in 1976. She then worked as a nurse’s aide at Valley Hope in Atchison until she retired in 1986. Kathryn was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was active in many church ministries and community activities. Kathryn especially enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren.
Kathryn was married to Miles Connaway on June 1, 1938 in Troy, KS. Miles preceded Kathryn in death in 1964. Kathryn was then married to Francis Miller on August 12, 1966 in Atchison. Francis preceded Kathryn in death in 1990. Kathryn’s parents; a son, Michael Connaway; a daughter, Norma Connaway; a great-granddaughter, Logan; two brothers, J.W. (Bill) and James Smith; four sisters, Lois Reynolds, Frances Gilkison, Doris Wilson, Claribel Smith; all preceded her in death.
Survivors include a daughter, Sharon (Alfred) Ernzen, Atchison; one granddaughter, Rebecca Welch, Atchison; two great-granddaughters, Maddison and Mackenzie.
Ruth L. Peuker, 83, of Atchison, KS., died Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at the Atchison Medicalodge.
Funeral services will be 10:30 AM on Monday, June 28th, 2010 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Robert Ziegler officiating. Burial will be Sunset Memory Gardens, Atchison. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Sunday, June 27th, 2010 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to Trinity Lutheran School Grant Fund or to American Diabetes Association and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Ruth L. Myers was born on April 12, 1927 in Lancaster, KS. the daughter of Hubert and Gladys (McNish) Myers. She lived her life in Lancaster and the Atchison Community. Ruth attended Hopewell Grade School and graduated from Effingham High School. Ruth had worked as a sales clerk for the Dress Racque for many years. She also owned and operated her own store called Country Crafts. Ruth was a Mary Kay cosmetic consultant for several years, earning many awards. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and served as a Kennedy Evangelism caller. She was an 8 to 8 Prayer Minister and a member of one of the ladies circles of the church. Ruth enjoyed flowers, crafts, sewing and visiting with people.
She was married to Dwight Peuker on March 25, 1949 at Trinity Lutheran Church by Rev. Haur. Mr. Peuker survives of the home. Additional survivors include; two sons; Steven (Yvonne) Peuker, Atchison and Dennis and fiancée Shelly Baker, Atchison, KS., a brother; Edward Myers, Atchison, KS., six grandchildren; Scott Peuker, Keith Peuker, Brandee Buckley, Mindee Sloan, and Andrew Peuker. Seven great grandchildren; Francesca and Delaney Peuker, Lorene Peuker, Austin Sloan, Kenadee & Karlee Buckley, and Remington Peuker. Her parents and one brother; Harold Myers preceded her in death.
Mary Lorene Chmidling, 86, of Leavenworth, KS, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at St. John’s Hospital in Leavenworth from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 26, 2010 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Nortonville, KS, with Fr. John Reynolds, celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph’s Church Cemetery, Nortonville. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday with a parish rosary being recited at 7:30 PM at the O’Trimble Funeral Home in Nortonville. Memorial contributions in memory of Mary are suggested to St. Joseph’s Church or St. Joseph’s Altar Society. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Mary was born November, 27, 1923, in Imogene, Iowa the daughter of John and Agnes (Meier) Chmidling. Mary was a member of the Benedictine Order of Mount Saint Scholastica in Atchison (Sister Marlene, OSB) from 1943 to 1968 when she returned to secular life and taught at St. Joseph’s Grade School in Nortonville from 1968 until her retirement in 1985. Mary moved to Leavenworth in 2005 to Hillcrest Manor. Mary was a member of St. Casmir Church in Leavenworth, KS. Mary’s greatest joy was helping all family members, especially when new babies were born. Mary was best known for walking three times a day, two miles each time, while saying her rosary.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Richard, Charles, Bill and Marvin.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Joan (Carl) Noll of Nortonville and Carol Daniels of Leavenworth; two brothers, Joseph ‘Jerry’ Chmidling of Leavenworth and John Chmidling of Goshen, Indiana; many nieces and nephews.
Albert F. Stolp, 84, Atchison, passed away, Monday, June 21, 2010 at the Gran Villas of Atchison.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Friday, June 25, 2010 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Fr. Gerard Senecal, OSB and Monsignor Mike Mullen as concelebrants. Burial will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM, Thursday at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with visitation to follow until 8:30 PM. Memorials in honor of Mr. Stolp are suggested to Sacred Heart Church. Condolences to the family may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Albert was born February 1, 1926 in Atchison, KS the son of Fred and Mary (Watowa) Stolp. He graduated from Atchison County Community High School in 1943. Albert was a farmer his entire life and was quite the sportsman. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, welding and drawing.
Albert married Marcella Kacirek on November 15, 1958 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Atchison, KS. She preceded him in death on July 22, 1999. Survivors include five daughters, Mary Ann Staley, Kansas City, KS; Nancy and Mike Fangman, Overland Park, KS; Rose and Curtis Webb, Atchison, KS; Catherine and Doug Davis, Fillmore, MO; Diane and David Hunt, St. Joseph, MO and 8 grandchildren.
Albert was also preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Francis Stolp.