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Barbara L. Nimz

Barbara Lee ( Whisler) Nimz, 95, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Monday, August 3, 2020 at the Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell. Barbara was born December 8, 1924 in Trego County, Kansas.  The daughter of Dewey G., Sr. and Esther M. (Vincent) Whisler.  She grew up in WaKeeney, Kansas and graduated from Trego Community High School in the Class of 1942. Barbara was united in marriage to Fred Glen Nimz on February 21, 1960 in Abeline, Kansas.  This union was blessed with three children; Timothy, Linda and David.  They made their home in Healy, Kansas where Barbara was the Secretary

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Ollie M. Friesen

Ollie May Friesen, 83, of Russell, Kansas, died on Saturday, August 01, 2020, at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas. Ollie was born on November 21, 1936, in Gray, Oklahoma, the daughter of Frank and Belle (Vance) Leatherman.  She grew up in the Balko and Gray, Oklahoma areas and graduated from Balko High School in the class of 1955.  She met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Henry “Hank” Reimer Friesen on August 26, 1961, in Perryton, Texas.  From this union Ollie and Henry were blessed with four children:  Alice, Diana, Gordon and Carol.  She worked

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Francis D. “Frank” Mayers

Francis Dean “Frank” Mayers, 68, of Piedmont, Oklahoma passed on Friday, July 31, 2020, at his residence in Piedmont. Frank was born August 26, 1951 in Beloit, Kansas.  He was the son of Virgil Charles and Helen Ann Pahls (Blado) Mayers.  He grew up in Beloit, Great Bend, Kansas and Wichita, Kansas and graduated from South High School in Wichita. Frank served his country in the U.S. Navy for over eight years.  He proudly served on the U.S.S. Sea Wolf # 575, first nuclear submarine in the U.S. Navy.  After his tour of duty he returned to Great Bend. Frank

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Kathleen A. Foster

Kathleen Anne (Kowalke) Foster, 52, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at her home in Russell. Kathleen was born October 6, 1967 in Colby, Kansas.  She was the daughter of Herman, Sr. and Margaret Anne (McGee) Kowalke.  She grew up in Densmore and Logan, Kansas, and graduated from Hill City High School.  She then attended Colby Community College and obtained an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. Kathleen was united in marriage to Kent Alan Foster on April 21, 2006 in Laughlin, Nevada.  They made their home in Russell. Kathleen was a Sales Clerk of Liquor Station in Russell. 

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Mary L. Morgenstern

Mary Lou (Keener) Morgenstern, 92, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Monday, July 13, 2020 at Main Street Manor in Russell. Mary Lou was born October 2, 1927 in Russell, Kansas.  She was the daughter of Nathan and Louise (Sander) Keener.  She grew up in Ellis County, Kansas a few years before moving to Russell with her family and attended schools there. Mary Lou was united in marriage to Vernon Edward Morgenstern on July 16, 1947 in Russell.  This union was blessed with two sons, Mike and Todd.  They made their home in Russell.  Vernon preceded her in death on May

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Justin T. F. Lynn

Justin Timothy Franklin Lynn, 28, of New York City, New York died on Monday, July 06, 2020 at his home in New York City. Justin was born on October 04, 1991 in Girard, Kansas the son of David L. Lynn, Sr. and Linda (Smith) McCulloch.  He grew up in Russell, Kansas and attended local schools.  He achieved his G.E.D. and obtained an Associate’s Degree from Borough of Manhattan Community College (The City University of New York – CUNY).  He is survived by his mother Linda McCulloch and husband Mike McCulloch of Russell, Kansas, Kansas; brothers David Lynn Jr. of  Russell,

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Harold L. Pohlman

Harold Lee Pohlman, 56, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Monday morning, July 6, 2020 at the Salina Regional Hospital in Salina, Kansas. Harold was born December 29, 1963 in Russell, Kansas, the son of Adam Henry “Hank” and Marjorie Lee (Dumler) Pohlman.  He grew up in Russell and graduated from Russell High School in the Class of 1982.  He then attended Barton County Community College where he obtained a degree in Diesel Mechanics. Harold was united in marriage to Londa Lynn Thomas on May 25, 1985 in Russell, Kansas.  This union was blessed with two children; Brett and Heather.  They

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Irmina J. “Julie” Dauber

Irmina Juliana (Oswald) Dauber, 82, of Bunker Hill, Kansas, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020 at her home. Julie was born September 2, 1937 in Hays, Kansas. The daughter of Lloyd J. and Irma (Hoff) Oswald.Growing up she attended Blue Hill School in Ellis County, Kansas and graduated from Natoma High School. She then attended Ft. Hays State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in 1959 and a Master’s Degree in 1967. Julie was a devoted Teacher for over 35 years. She worked eleven years at Gorham High School as Business Education Instruction then transferred to Russell High

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Caroline J. Revell

Caroline Julia (Stos) Revell, 85, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2020 at the Russell Regional Hospital in Russell. Caroline was born March 27, 1935 in Great Bend, Kansas.  She was the daughter of Adolph R. and Otillia W. (Suchy) Stos.  She grew up in Jetmore, Kansas and graduated from Jetmore High School in the class of 1953.  After high school she attended St. Rose Nurses Training in Great Bend, Kansas.  She later attended Barton County Community College. Caroline was united in marriage to Don J. Revell on May 14, 1955 in Raton, New Mexico.  This union was

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Allen W. Strecker

Allen Wayne Strecker, 71, of Russell, Kansas, died on Wednesday, July 01, 2020, at the Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell. Allen was born on April 28, 1949, in Russell, Kansas, the son of Chester and Lillian (Karst) Strecker.  He grew up in Russell and graduated from Russell High School in the class of 1967.  After high school he joined the United States Army during the Vietnam era and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan.  After serving his country, he returned to Russell and lived here most all his life.  He worked for the City of Russell Fire Department and loved helping

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