Obituaries

Rosella E. Krautkremer Riesgraf

Jan. 22, 1922 – March 15, 2017

BELLE PLAINE, Minn. — Rosella E. Krautkremer Riesgraf, Belle Plaine, Minn., died March 15, 2017, at The Lutheran Home, Belle Plaine, Minn. She was 95.

She was born Jan. 22, 1922, in Helena Township, Scott County, Minn. the daughter of Nick and Christina Lambrecht Krautkremer. She attended school at St. Benedict, Minn., and was raised in the St. Benedict area.

She married Severin Riesgraf May 14, 1946, at St. Benedict, Minn. The couple farmed outside of Union Hill until the mid-1980’s. They latter moved to New Prague, Minn.

Ernestine “Erni” J. Muzzy

February 1, 1928 – February 27, 2017

GOTHENBURG, Neb. — Ernestine “Erni” J. Muzzy, age 89, formerly of Lawrence, died February 27, 2017 at Gothenburg, Nebraska.

Ella Loraine Bishop McNabb

July 24, 1924 — March, 18, 2017

TOPEKA — Ella Loraine Bishop McNabb passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017 in Topeka. She was born in Coley’s Point, Newfoundland, Canada, July 24, 1924 the daughter of Isaac and Belle Bishop. On February 16, 1951, she was married to US Navy Chief Petty Officer, Lawrence Lester McNabb (originally of Melvern) in Norfolk, VA.

Richard Dean Allison

May 30, 1946 – March 14, 2017

OSAGE CITY — Richard Dean Allison, 70, of Osage City, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Midland Hospice in Topeka. Dick grew up in Topeka and the surrounding area, graduating from Shawnee Heights High School in 1964. He served in the U.S. Marine Reserves Infantry Company as Gunnery Sergeant from 1966 to 1980. Dick received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in 1980 and Associates in Legal Assistances in 1984 both from Washburn University.

Tyler James Baker

August 2, 1993 – March 7, 2017

Tyler James Baker, 23, formerly of Carbondale passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Lakewood, WA.

Tyler was born to Brent Baker and Barbara (Hill) Baker on August 2, 1993, in Topeka.

He attended Santa Fe Trail High School and Washburn Rural High School and received his General Education Degree from Washburn Institute of Technology in 2011.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army on August 11, 2015 and was currently assigned to the “A” Company, 610 Engineer Support BN, 555th Engineer Group, Ft. Lewis, WA.

Billie D. Berry

December 26, 1950 – February 25, 2017

Billie D. “Bill” Berry, 66, of Florence, passed away on February 25, 2017, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, after a battle with cancer.

Bill was born on December 26, 1950, on the family farm near Harveyville to Chet and Flora Berry. Bill graduated from Harveyville High School in 1968. During his life, Bill worked a variety of jobs but his two favorites were logging and driving trucks for ranchers. One of his biggest attributes was his willingness to help family and friends any way he could.

Randall Finlay

July 20, 1952 – March 7, 2017

CARBONDALE — Randall Finlay, Carbondale, entered peacefully into the Lord’s arms on March 7, 2017, with family at his side, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 64.

He was born July 20, 1952, the son of Richard “Dick” and Jean Robbins Finlay. He graduated from Santa Fe Trail High School in 1970.

He married Cindy Eylander Finlay May 13, 1973. She survives.

Phyllis Mae Carley Shelton

Jan. 25, 1936 – March 8, 2017

CARBONDALE — Phyllis Mae Carley Shelton, Carbondale, went to be with her Lord and Savior March 8, 2017. She was 81.

She was born Jan. 25, 1936, at Wamego, the daughter of Charles Franklin Carley and Mildred Irene Gafford Carley. She graduated from Wamego High School in 1954.

She was a homemaker. She was involved with Girl Scouts, 4-H, and women’s fellowship groups. She was a member of Community UCC Church in Carbondale.

Linda Ann Miles Sisney

Dec. 31, 1945 – March 6, 2017

Linda Ann Miles Sisney, Springfield, Mo., died March 6, 2017, at home after a long battle with cancer. She was 72.

She was born Dec. 31, 1945, at Osage City, the daughter of Francis and Gladys Miles, Osage City. She graduated from Osage City High School in 1963.

She married Dale Smitha, Harveyville. They later divorced. She married Jerry Huffman, Osage City. He died in 2009. She latter married Larry Sisney.

Robert R. Brozovich

Jan. 28, 1957 – Feb. 24, 2017

CARBONDALE—Robert R. Brozovich, Carbondale, died Feb. 24, 2017. He was 60.

He was born Jan. 28, 1957, at San Bernardino, Calif., the son of Raymond and Arilla Chris Hensley Brozovich.

He graduated from high school in 1975, at Dadeville, Mo. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served nearly seven years.

He was a self-employed horticulturist. He enjoyed playing pool and darts, karaoke, fishing, riding motorcycles, and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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