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SUNDAY • SEPTEMBER 22,2002 THE HAYS DAILY NEWS • AS Deaths Nicholas A. Arnold Jr. LONGMONT, Colo. — Nicholas A. Arnold Jr., 82, died Thursday, Sept. 12,2002, at Boulder Community Hospital. He was born Jan. 25,1920, in Hays to Nicholas A. and Angela (Leiker) Arnold. Following his high school graduation, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an insurance broker, overseeing other agents. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Marine Corps League and the American Legion. In 1984, he moved to Colorado from Hays. Survivors include a son, Dennis, Longmont; three daughters, Shirley Byrd, Patricia Arnold and Cindy Tedesco, all of Chandler, Ariz.; four brothers, Norman Burgardt, Hays, Earl Burgardt, San Antonio, Jim Burgardt, Wichita, and Edward Burgardt, St. Louis, Mo.; a sister, Maryann Gebert, Chino Valley, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and his significant other, Marjorie. J. Scott. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alberta Dome Arnold, 1985. Services were Sept. 16 at Spirit of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Don Willette officiating; burial in the Longmont Mountain View Cemetery. Recitation of the rosary was Sept. 15 at Howe Mortuary Chapel, Longmont, with Freida Burgardt leading. Laura R. Breit RANSOM — Laura R. Breit, 83, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at Hays Medical Center. She was born Dec. 4, 1918, in Rush County to Fedalis and Katie (Quint) Herman. She married Victor J. Briet on Nov. 9,1938. He died Oct. 25,1965. She was a near-lifetime Ness County resident. She farmed with her husband and was a nurse and dietitian for Grisell Memorial Hospital, Ransom. She was a member of St. Aloysius Church and the Altar Society in Ransom. Survivors include a sister, Rosie Breit, Hutchinson. She was preceded in death by a son,; Victor Dean, a sister, Lenora Herman, and three brothers, Wilfred, Edwin and Sal Herman. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Ransom, with Father Gregory LeBlanc officiating; burial in the church cemetery. A parish vigil will be at 7 p.m. today at the church. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ness City, and prior to the vigil tonight and service Monday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the St. Aloysius Altar Society, Ransom. Gerald 'Jerry' Feldt GRAINFIELD — Gerald "Jerry" Feldt, 50, died Thursday, Sept. 19,2002, at his home. He was born Aug. 10, 1952, in Hays to Arthur Harold and Julia Augusta (Mumm) Feldt. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard. He was a lifetime area resident, employed in highway maintenance work for the Kansas Department of Transportation. He was a member of the American Legion, Grainfield. Survivors include five brothers, Ron, Minneapolis, Larry, Lenora, Chuck, Grinnell, Jim, Abilene, and Joe, Hoisington; four sisters, Linda Laevenstein, Hoxie, Mary Selensky, Hays, Janet Rodda, Abilene, and Judy Smith, Wichita. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, David, and an infant sister, Diane Feldt. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Park, with Father Mark Berland officiating; burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at the church. A rosary and wake service will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the church. Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, Oakley, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the church or American Diabetes Foundation. Larry J. Blank DEBORD, Ky. — Larry J. Blank, 55, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at the Weirton Medical Center, Weirton, W.Va., after a sudden illness. He was born Aug. 3, 1947, in Colby to Gail Loyd and Jeanne (Quinnett) Blank. He married Eva Lee Cecil on Aug. 8,1979. He had been an area resident for 20 years. He was a diesel mechanic for Bizzak Inc. He was a 1965 graduate of Sheridan Community High School, Hoxie, and attended college at Fort Hays State University. Survivors include his wife; five sons, Douglas Joe Blank, Wichita, Steven Cecil, Tim Cecil, Russell Loyd Blank and Robert Allen Blank, all of Debord; a daughter, For obituaries 24 hours a day, go to: obits.hdnews.net online obituaries brought to you by: NSIDE C.S. POST a CO. - HAYS t 17 W. I 1TH ST. • 7BS.628.3OOO Amy Cecil, West Union, W.Va.; a brother, Mike, Elgin, Texas, a sister, Judy Hart, Grinnell; and eight grandchildren. Private family services will be in Kansas at a later date. No visitation is planned. Arrangements are being handled by the East Liverpool Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes, East Liverpool, Ohio. Friends may view this obituary or send condolences online to www.altmeyer.com. Helen Joy Pratt HOXIE — Helen Joy Pratt, 87, died Friday, Sept. 20,2002, at Hays Medical Center. She was born March 18, 1915, in Sheridan County. She was a teacher and homemaker and an area resident for 87 years. She was a member of the Eastern Star, elder and superintendent of Sunday School at the First Presbyterian Church, Hoxie, was a Cub Scouts den mother and a member of the Cultus Club. Survivors include her husband, Fred Pratt, Hoxie; two sons, Fred L. and Harry Joe, both of Hoxie; a daughter, Roberta Kay Nery, Grapevine, Texas; a brother, Harm L. Briery, Hoxie; a sister, Harriet Briery Neal, Hoxie; seven grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church, Hoxie, with the Rev. Larry Booth officiating; burial in the Hoxie Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Mickey- Leopold Funeral Home, Hoxie. Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church or the Sheridan County Hospital, both of Hoxie. Eleanor Elizabeth Martin QUINTER — Eleanor Elizabeth Martin, 83, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at Hays Medical Center. She was born May 20, 1919, in Graham County to James Claude and Grace Eliza (Griffis) Spencer. She married Rodney Martin on Nov. 27, 1940, in La Crosse. He died March 28, 1999. She was a teacher. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren and Helping Hands Club/both of Quinter, Business and Professional Women, Northwest Kansas Library Association, and was a charter member of the Quilters • Circle of the church. Survivors include a daughter, Bonn! Elin Sloan, Hoxie; a brother, Don Spencer, Hill City; two grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Church of the Brethren, Quinter, with the Rev. Keith Funk officiating; burial in the Quinter Cemetery. No visitation is planned. Schmitt Funeral Home, Quinter, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the Jay Johnson Library, American Cancer Society or the church. Teresa M. Dreiling ELLIS — Teresa M. Dreiling, 87, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at the Hays Good Samaritan Center. He was born July 24, 1915, in southeast Trego County to Zigmond and Barbara (Gaschler) Geschwentner. She married Wilmer Dreiling on Dec. 23,1963, in WaKeeney. She worked for Jade Cleaners, Ellis. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Ellis, and the Ellis VFW Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband, Ellis; three daughters, Phyllis Riedel, Ellis, Helen Rome, Westminister, Colo., and Loretta Mares, Olathe; a stepson, John Dreiling, Shawnee; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Fredia Carley, a son, Theodore, three brothers and two sisters. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Ellis, with Father Larry Letourneau officiating; burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Wasinger Funeral Chapel, Ellis. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral chapel. Memorials are suggested to the church or the Alzheimer's Association. Keith Clowe MOBILE, Ala. — Keith C. Lowe, 77, former Hays resident, died Wednesday, Sept. 18. 2002, in a Mobile hospital. He was retired from the construction industry and a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his longtime companion, Frances Pickett, Theodore, Ala.; a son, Doug, Royse City, Texas; a stepson, Tony Berens, Troy, Mich.; two daughters, Helen Teller, San Antonio, and Rae Fox, Houston; and a grandchild. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Chapel of Magnolia Funeral Home, Mobile; burial at a later date in Kansas. Albert 'Red' Campbell SELDEN — Albert "Red" Campbell, 81, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2002, at the Decatur County Hospital, Oberlin. He was born March 3, 1921, in Beresforcl, S.D., to Melvin and Rose (Zimmerman) Campbell. He grew up in Beresford and Hawarden, Iowa. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He married Elda (Kincaid) Brown on Aug. 24, 1959, in Goodland. He worked for the Rock Island Railroad. He was a member of the Untied Methodist Church and Lions Club, both of Selden. Survivors include his wife, Selden; five daughters, Shirley Weber, Colby, Charlene Werth, Park, Deanna Effington, Gardner, Janice Kruse, Selden, and Kathy Rains, Hoxie; two sisters, Evelyn Ross, Excelsior Springs, Mo., and Rosie Frye, California; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Selden United Methodist Church with the Rev. Russell Fincham officiating; burial in the Selden Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Pauls Funeral Home, Selden, and from 8 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the church or Lions Club. Richard P.'Blackie'Werth' WICHITA — Richard P. 'Blackie' Werth, 80, formerly of La Crosse, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at Via Christi Riverside Medical Center. He was born March. 2, 1922, in rural.Rush COunty to Ludwig W. and'Rosa (foiehl) Werth. fiei graduated from La Crosse High School. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army. He had been a Wichita resident for five years, coming from Oklahoma, where he had lived since retiring. He was a heavy equipment operator for Gulf Oil Company before his retirement in 1988. During that time, he spent three years working on the underground channel in England. He spent most of his adult life in South America, Saudi Arabia and Alaska. Survivors include two sisters, Regina Basgall and Christine Suchy, both of Wichita. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Leonard Werth, Ferdie Werth and Emil Werth, and four sisters, Lenora Werth, Armella Freighberger, Sister M. Leonard (Loretta) Werth and Sister M. Cornelia (Esther) Werth. Private services are planned. . Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday with a vigil service at 6:30 p.m. at the Janousek Funeral Home Chapel, La Crosse. Memorials are suggested to the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Liebenthal. Scripture The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. — John 10:10 Community Bulletin Board Children's program to take donations Friday Parents as Teachers/Early Head Start is looking for donations, maternity clothes, newborn and infant-toddler clothes, toys, books, videos and general supplies, and will have a scheduled drop-off from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Hays High School cafeteria. Door prizes will be given away in appreciation of donations. Call Angela at (785) 623-2440 for more information. Health Department will have childcare session The Ellis County Health Department, 601 Main, will have 3 childc;are. orientation! isesajp.n.^trl t 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Children should • not be present at the orientation!"fI'. There is a $10 fee for the ses-' sion. To register, call the health department at (785) 628-9440. Today is Sunday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2002. There are 100 days left in the year. Today in History By The Associated Press Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 22nd, 1776, Nathan Hale was hanged as a spy by the British during the Revolutionary War. On this date: In 1789, Congress authorized the office of Postmaster- General. In 1792, the French Republic was proclaimed. In 1862, President Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of Jan. 1, 1863. In 1927, Gene Tunney successfully defended his heavyweight boxing title against Jack Dempsey in the famous "long-count" fight in Chicago. In 1949, the Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb. In 1950, Omar N. Bradley was promoted to the rank of five-star general, joining an elite group that included Dwight D. Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur, George C. Marshall and Henry H. "Hap" Arnold. In 1980, the Persian Gulf conflict between Iran and'Iraq erupted into full-scale war. Ten years ago: Former Secretary of Slate Henry Kissinger Mathematics Activities I Look for items in the advertisements that are sold in multiples. Have your students determine the unit price for each. denounced as a "flat-out lie" an allegation that he and other officials had known American servicemen were left behind when the war in Southeast Asia ended. President Bush vetoed a family and medical leave bill (similar legislation was later enacted). Five years ago: Sportscaster Marv Albert went on trial in Arlington, Va., on charges of sodomy and assault, (Albert later pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault, received no jail time and later had his record cleared.) One year ago: President Bush consulted at length with Russian President Vladimir Putin as the United States mustered a military assault on terrorism in the wake of Sept. 11.. Today's Birthdays: Actor Paul Le Mat is 50. Actress Shari Belafonte is 48. Singer Debby Boone is 46. Country singer June Forester (The Forester Sisters) is 46. Singer Nick Cave is 45. Reck singer Johnette Napolitano is 45. Singer-musician Joan Jett is 42. Actress Catherine Oxenberg is 41. Actor Scott Baio is 41. Actor Rob Stone is 40. Actress Bonnie Hunt is 38. Rhythm-and-blues singer Big Rube (Society of Soul) is 31. Thought for Today: "If power corrupts, weakness in the seat of power, with its constant necessity of deals and bribes and compromising arrangements, corrupts even more." - Barbara Tuchman, American historian (1912-1989). Newspapers in Education Sponsored By: BankofAmerica, 1200 E. 27'" Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome MICHAEL GROCKI, MD Internal Medicine to the Community Dr» Grocki is now accepting appointments at the WaKeeney Medical Group 323 Russell Ave,, WaKeeney, Kansas, 785-743-2124 WestLink wants to make you comfortable... Enough of the peak and off peak times, activation charges, talah bu blah blah blah. Let's keep it simple...imagine... 1 600 anytime minutes for $29.95 a month. 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