Obituaries

Mary Perry

Jul 29, 2021

Mary Beth Muckenthaler Perry, 86, passed away at a Topeka hospital Thursday, July 29, 2021. She was born the daughter of Manuel M. and Bertha G. Stitz Muckenthaler in St. Marys on September 21, 1934. Mary Beth grew up in the St. Marys community and graduated from St. Marys High School. She lived in California for several years while...

Mary Clark

Jul 24, 2021

Mary Jane Clark passed away on July 24, 2021 at the age of 100 years and 3 months.

Born Mary Jane Wertzberger on May 17, 1921, in Alma, Kansas, the daughter of Arthur H. and Mary (Tenbrink) Wertzberger.  She grew up in Alma, attended Alma Grade School and graduated from Alma High School in 1939.

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Gerald Woodard

Jul 20, 2021

Gerald Kim “Woody” Woodard, 66, passed away late Tuesday, July 20, 2021 in Lincoln, NE.

He was born July 18, 1955, in Beloit, the son of Keith and Joy Carlson Woodard.  Kim was raised in Beloit and graduated from Beloit High School and North Central Technical College in Beloit where he studied to become an electrician.

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David Kretschmer

Jul 16, 2021

David Thomas Kretschmer, 66, passed away on the 16th of July, 2021, at a Topeka Hospital.

He was born on August 13th, 1954, in Elkhart, Indiana, to Eugene T. and Isabelle C. Fischer Kretschmer. He was raised in Elkhart, attending St. Vincent’s Grade School before going on to graduate from Elkhart High School, where he was the...

William Hesse

Jul 16, 2021

William S. Hesse, 92, passed away Friday, July 16, 2021, at his Topeka home.

He was born March 2, 1929, in Rossville the son of William L. and Ruth Hesse.  Bill was a lifelong Rossville resident and graduated from Rossville High School.  He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Bill was...

Marilyn McQuay

Jul 15, 2021

Marilyn Hobson McQuay passed away at Midland Care Hospice House Thursday, July 15, 2021. Marilyn was born September 28, 1940, in Richmond, Kansas the daughter of Ray C. and Bertha Hobson. Marilyn attended school in Eskridge and graduated with the class of 1959 from Eskridge Rural High School. She started working at the age of 16 for the local...

Gary Harpe

Jul 15, 2021

Gary R. Harpe (75 years old) of Saint Marys, KS passed away at his home, July 15, 2021. Prior to death he received Last Rites, confession, communion, apostolic blessing, and prayers for the dying as he was surrounded by his family.

Born in Michigan, Gary was the second oldest son of Joseph and Lucille Harpe. He was preceded in death by his parents, and younger brother Joseph. Survivors are...

Jacob Thompson

Jul 14, 2021

St. Marys—Jacob R. Thompson, 19, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at a Topeka hospital.

Jacob was born September 13, 2001, at Ft. Riley, Kansas the son of Christopher and Annette Engell Thompson.  Jacob grew up in the St. Marys community and graduated from St. Marys High School in 2020.

Jacob was a loving son...

Thomas Cruickshank

Jul 5, 2021

Wamego—Thomas M. Cruickshank, 50, passed away Monday, July 5, 2021, in a Topeka hospital.

He was born May 25, 1971, at Keokuk, IA., the son of John M. and Judith Ann Henson Cruickshank.  Tom and his family moved a lot while he was growing up.  He had lived in St. Marys many years before moving to Wamego. ...

James Millenbruch

Jun 28, 2021

James C. Millenbruch, 83, Rossville, passed away Monday, June 28, 2021, at a Topeka hospital. He was born August 23, 1937, at Herkimer, the son of Herman J. And Hazel E. Taylor Millenbruch. He was raised at Home, Kansas, and attended Marysville High School.  Jim joined the United States Army as a senior and received his GED.

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Charles Keene

Jun 21, 2021

Charles W. Keene of Saint Marys, KS passed away at the age of 82 in Topeka at St. Francis hospital, having received the Last Rites, prayers, and blessings of the Catholic Church and surrounded by friends.

Born in Indiana, Chuck moved to Saint Marys in the late 1980s to be part of Assumption Chapel. He was proud of his...

Charles Thompson

Jun 18, 2021

Charles E. (Ed) Thompson, 83, passed away Friday June 18, 2021, at a Topeka hospital.

Ed was born at home in rural Shawnee County on February 7, 1938, to his late parents Charley & Alta Briggs Thompson.  Ed was a 1956 graduate of Rossville High School.

He worked in partnership with his dad and his...

Phillip Bertels

Jun 12, 2021

Phillip Thomas Bertels, 59, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2021, at his home in St. Marys.

He was born December 18, 1961, at Winchester, the son of Eugene and Mary Imogene Weishaar Bertels.  Phil lived in Nortonville until moving to St. Marys at an early age.  He graduated from St. Marys High School in 1980 and Kansas...

Joseph Shoulders

Jun 10, 2021

Joseph Michael Shoulders, 27, passed away Thursday. June 10, 2021, at a Topeka Hospital.

He was born December 13, 1993, in Portland, OR., the son of Warren Thomas “Joe” Shoulders and Rosanna Celeste Remsen Shoulders.  He had lived in Vancouver, Texas, and Molalla, OR.

Joe was an industrial electrician and was employed by KG Moates...

Daniel Brunin

Jun 9, 2021

St. Marys—Daniel L. “Dan” Brunin, 62, aka, “Farmer Dan” left this world for greener fields on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 after a long fight with kidney disease, and the most insidious disease no one has ever heard of, calciphylaxis.

He was born September 22, 1958, in Topeka, the son of Robert J. and Veronica J. Muller Brunin. ...

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