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jjHE SAUNA JOURNAL GREAT PLAINS TUESDAY. APRIL 24, 2001 B3 DEATHS & FUNERALS Donald L. Albertson DODGE CITY — Donald L. Albertson, 73, Dodge City, formerly of Grinnell, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at Western Plains Medical Center, Dodge City Mr. Albertson was born Dec. 2, 1927, at Grinnell and was a Dodge City area resident for 16 years, moving from Louisiana. He was a modification mechanic supervisor for Boeing Aircraft and a World War 11 Army veteran. "Survivors include three sons, Gary LeRoy of Houston, Gregg Lane of Wichita and Guy Leslie of Norman, Okla.; a daughter, Gail Lynn Hurd of San Antonio; four sisters. Marge Ottken of Topeka, Doris Campbell of Pueblo, Colo., Alice Schoenberger of Oakley and Myrna Ann Unruh of Kinsley; eight grandchildren; and two great­ grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, 217 Freeman, Oakley 67748, the Rev Glenn Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Grinnell Township Cemetery Memorials may be made to Donald L. Albertson Memorial Fund. Visitation wiU be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Gracie Viola Austin SCOTT CITY — Gracie Viola Austin, 87, Scott City, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at her home. Mrs. Austin was born Gracie Luder on Dec. 3,1913, at Russell County and was a Scott City resident since 1999, moving from Hill City She was a homemaker and teacher and was a member of First United Methodist Church, Hill City, and Delta Kappa Gamma. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur A., in 1988; and two children. Survivors include three sons, Eric of Hays, Norman of Topeka and Arthur W. of Alamogordo, N.M.; a daughter, Marilyn Dryer of Scott City; a sister, Rachel Wurm of Oberlin; 10 grandchildren; and a great­ grandchild. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at the United Methodist Church, Hill City, Pastor Mehl Cruit officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Wilson City Cemetery Memorials may be made to the Gracie V. Austin Memorial Fund or United Methodist Youthville in care of Spencer- Stinemetz Chapel, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67652. There will be no visitation. Raymond A. Cailteux CONCORDIA — Raymond A. Cailteux, 89, Concordia, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at Cloud County Health Center, Concordia. Mr. Cailteux was born June 10, 1911, at Clyde. He was a retired employee of Kansas Department of Transportation and attended St. Anne's Catholic Church, Clyde. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and the Moose Lodge 1428, both of Concordia. His wife, Mary Frances, died in 1995. Survivors include four* daughters, Janet Weber of Concordia, Shirley Scimeca of Lincoln, Neb., Elaine Brownell of J/V ^mego and Mary Kathryn McEuen of Topeka; a son, Melvin of Lone Tree, Colo.; 20 grandchildren; two stepgrand- children; 22 great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchil- dren; and a great-great-grandchild. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Concordia, the Rev Steven Heina officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. today in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Solomon. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Hall Fund. Visitation will be after 9 a.m. today at the church. Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, 325 W. Sixth, Concordia 66901, is handling arrangements. Frieda Depe COLBY — Frieda Depe, 93, Colby, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at Prairie Senior Living Complex, Colby Mrs. Depe was born May 29, 1907, at Bremen, Germany, and was a longtime Colby resident. She was a homemaker Her husband, John E, died in 1940. Survivors include a son, John of Lawton, Okla.; a daughter, Erma Hamill of Colby; five grandchildren; 10 great­ grandchildren; and eight great- great-grandchildren. The service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Beulah Cemetery, Colby, the Rev. Fran Harwerth officiating. Today's obltuapies SAUNA Donald H,Diecl<hoff KANSAS AURORA: Robert Lee Gutka CLAY CENTER: William Ford Mcintosh COLBY: Frieda Depe CONCORDIA: Raymond A. Cailteux, David A.Young DODGE CITY: Donald L Albertson MANKATO: Huth F. Hanson MARION: Cleo Grace Loomis NORTON: Phoebe Mae McKlnley OBERLIN: Ethel Ellis PHILLIPSBURG: Larry Calvin Pool, Russell R. "Mike" Townsend SCOTT CITY: Gracie Viola Austin OUT OF STATE MR. DIECKHOFF Frieda Sittler, Lincoln, Neb. Memorials may be made in her name. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today at Kersenbrock Funeral Chapel, 745 S. Country Club, Colby 67701. Donald H. Dieckhoff Donald H. Dieckhoff, 73, Salina, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mr Dieckhoff was born June 10, 1927, at St. Joseph, Mo., and was a lifelong Salina resident. He had worked at Davis Childs Motor Co. and Waddell Cadillac. In 1968, he became owner of Waddell Cadillac, Oldsmobile and Toyota dealership, Salina, retiring in 1996. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Salina Country Club, Salina Elks Lodge, Masonic Lodge 60, Isis Shrine and United Commercial Travelers, Salina. He was a fund-raiser for the Boy Scouts of America, a St. John's Military School Muleskinner, served on the Fox Theatre Renovation Board, was on the board of directors for First Bank of Kansas and Better Business Bureau of Wichita. His wife, Opal, died in January 2000. Survivors include two daughters. Sue Dieckhoff of Salina and Ann Wilson of Lake Gaston, Va.; a sister, Olga Wright of Wichita; and two grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church, 302 S. Seventh, Salina, the Rev. Charles Aase officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina. Memorials may be made to the church. Fox Theatre Renovation Project or Rebecca Morrison House, all of Salina. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401. Ethel Ellis OBERLIN — Ethel Ellis, 90, Oberlin, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at her home. Pauls Funeral Home, Oberlin, is handling arrangements. Robert Lee Gutka AURORA — Robert Lee Gutka, 82, Aurora, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at his home. Mr. Gutka was born Jan. 15, 1919, at Brookville and was an Aurora resident for 36 years. He was a retired carpenter and a World War II Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Mary Roberta of the home; three sons, John, Glen and Gary all of Aurora; a sister, Cora Andrews of Salina; a granddaughter; and a great-grandson. The service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Bennington Cemetery, Bennington, Pastor Cory Shipley officiating. Visitation will be at Phelps Funeral Home, 217 W. First, Miltonvale 67466. Ruth F. Hanson MANKATO — Ruth E Hanson, 88, Mankato, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at Jewell County Hospital, Mankato. Mrs. Hanson was born Ruth F. Dunstan on Dec. 3,1912, near Formoso and was a lifelong Jewell County resident. She was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church and Wagon Wheelers Square Dance Club, both of Mankato. Survivors include her husband, Harry of Mankato; two sons, Wayne of Salina and Lloyd of Mankato; five grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Harmony United Methodist Church, Mankato, Pastor Sarah Hickson de Salazar officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Mankato. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Melby Mortuary, 402 N. High, Mankato 66956, and from 9 a.m. to service time Thursday at the church. Cleo Grace Loomis MARION — Cleo Grace Loomis, 86, Marion, died Saturday, April, 21, 2001, at St. Luke Hospital, Marion. Mrs. Loomis was born Cleo Wilson on Dec. 18,1914, at lola. She was a homemaker and a member of Eastmoor United Methodist Church, Marion. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ira, in 1988; and a son, Gerry, in 1963. Survivors include three sons, Larry of Marion, Jim of Wichita and Jack of Beloit; a daughter. Donna HoUern of Columbus; a sister, Garnett Riley of Dana Point, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Eastmoor United Methodist Church, Marion, Pastor Marilyn Cox officiating. Burial will be in Marion Cemetery Memorials may be made to the church or American Cancer Society Visitation will be from l to 8 p.m. today at Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion 66861. William Ford Mcintosh CLAY CENTER — William Ford Mcintosh, 80, Clay Center, died Sunday April 22, 2001, at his home. Mr. Mcintosh was born Dec. 20, 1920, at Hooper, Colo., and was a Clay Center resident since 1946. He was a World War II Army veteran and helped organize the Clay Center National Guard Unit, Company D, 137th Infantry retiring as lieutenant colonel in 1972. He was a cashier, president and chairman of the board at Peoples National Bank, Clay Center, and then became a certified financial planner. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Clay Center, where he was an elder and treasurer. He also was a Rotarian, serving as president and district governor. He was a member of Order of the Eastern Star and was a former mayor, both of Clay Center. He was preceded in death by a son. Survivors include his wife, Lavone of the home; a son. Laird of Las Cruces, N.M.; two daughters. Heather Dreith of Waterville and Laine Burch of Las Cruces; a sister, Mary Evelyn Anderson of Orange Park, Fla.; and three grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, Clay Center, the Rev. David Bybee officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery Clay Center. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation wiU be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Neill-Schwensen- Rook Funeral Home, 918 Seventh, Clay Center 67542. Phoebe Mae McKlnley NORTON — Phoebe Mae McKinley, 75, Norton, died Saturday April 21, 2001, at Norton County Hospital, Norton. Mrs. McKinley was born Phoebe Mae Bean on March 10, 1926, at Edmond and was a Norton resident since 1957, moving from Oklahoma. She was a member of Norton Christian Church and Norton American Legion Auxiliary Survivors include her husband. Bob of the home; two daughters, Judy Fisher and Maxine Anderson, both of Houston; two stepdaughters, Roxane Blake of Putney, Vt., and Shawna Engelsman of Prairie View; a stepson, Randy McKinley of Dell Rapids, S.D.; four brothers. Deal Bean of Topeka, Kenny Bean and Pee Wee Bean, both of Cawker City, and Max Bean of Abilene; a sister. Iris Pfister of Beaver; 11 grandchildren; and four great­ grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Enfield Funeral Home, 215 W. Main, Norton 67654, Mike Sander officiating. Burial will be in Edmond Cemetery, Edmond. Memorials may be made to the Phoebe McKinley Memorial Fund. Survivors include a brother. Warren of Alma, Neb.; and a sister, Loris Roettger of Otoe, Neb. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Olliff- Boeve Memorial Chapel, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg 67661, Pastor Terry Pool officiating. Memorials may be made to Phillips County Retirement Center. The body was cremated. Friends may sign the book from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m today and 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Frieda Sittler LINCOLN, Neb. — Frieda Sittler, 77, Lincoln, formerly of Hebron, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at Lincoln. Mrs. Sittler was born Frieda Hoffmeyer on Nov 28, 1923, at rural Deshler. She was a waitress at Ortman's Cafe and Lincoln Avenue Cafe, Hebron. She was a member of vangelical Lutheran Church, Marysville, Kan., and Grace Lutheran Church and American Legion Auxiliary both of Hebron. Her husband, George H., died in 1986. Survivors include her children, Judith Nothnagel, Joyce Seaman and Patty Russell, all of Lincoln, David Sittler of Tulsa, Okla., Mary Beth Miller of Park City Utah, Mark Sittler of Hebron and Joseph Sittler of Elkhorn; a sister, Edna Bachman of Ames, Iowa; 21 grands children; and four great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church, Hebron, Pastor Bruce W. Berggren officiating. Burial will be in Deshler City Cemetery Memorials may be made to the family's choice. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Price Funeral Home, 210 S. Third, Hebron 68370, and two hours before the service at the church. Fort / Blockhouse was impregnable FROM PAGE B1 Russell R."Mike" Townsend PHILLIPSBURG — RusseU R. "Mike" Townsend, 82, PhiUips- burg, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at Phillips County Hospital, PhiUipsburg. Mr Townsend was born Oct. 27, 1918, at Phillipsburg and was a longtime area resident. He worked in advertising layout for newspapers and was a past member of Kiwanis. He was a member of Masonic Lodge and Isis Shrine, Salina Consistory Survivors include his wife, Betty; a daughter, Virginia Dunkelberger of Burlington, Colo.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Presbyterian Church, Phillipsburg, the Rev Mark Simonds officiating. In­ urnment wiU be in Fairview Cemetery Phillipsburg. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children or the church. The body was cremated. Friends may sign the book from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Wednesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at OUiff- Boeve Memorial Chapel, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg 67661. It was constructed from June to September 1867. Since the railroad didn't arrive in the area until October, after the shell of the building was completed, it is assumed it was built out of native materials. However, there is a reference in records to the windows arriving, Wilhelm said. The 134-year-old blockhouse, one of the oldest buildings in western Kansas and one of a few remaining originals in the country, was an impregnable fortress. "The Fort Hays blockhouse is probably the most distinguishable building in Kansas and the most recognized by Kansans. Its loss would be a tragedy. There's not many like it in the world," Mar met said. Researchers didn't have access to some of the information now available when earlier interpretations were done in the 1950s and 1960s, Wilhelm said. Though its first purpose was as a defensive fortiTication, it was remodeled in late 1867 or 1868 to be the post headquarters. The fort closed in 1889, and the blockhouse was used as the county sheriff's office, administrative building for the Kansas Normal School of Emporia, a forerunner of Fort Hays State University and the Fort Hays Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse. It was renovated by the Hays Chamber of Commerce and the Hays Lions Club, and the Fort Hays Historical Association opened a museum in 1955. In 1965, the site became a historic property administered by the Kansas State Historical Society The building received extensive exterior rehabilitation in 1993, including replacing many of the lowest two rows of limestone blocks. Some of the carv- "A lot of people don't realize the significance of this building and what it says about Hays." Bob Wilhelm Historic Fort Hays director ings in the original limestone were lost, but Wilhelm said little could be done to salvage the crumbling blocks. Current renovation work includes repairing or replacing the interior floor and support structures throughout and adding a new cedar shingle roof. The restoration is being completed by Paul-Wertenberg: er Construction, Hays. Historians intend to show how the blockhouse originally was built as a line of defense against attack, including rifle slots reached by a catwalk. We could "make an exhibit, not the actual thing, and suspend it with black wire. We don't know what held it up," said Dan Prosser, historical sites architect. Meetings to discuss the exhibits will begin next month. Construction work is scheduled to be completed early in July, and the exhibits should be finished in time for the facility to reopen sometime in August. Cost of the construction is estimated at $90,000, and $21,000 for exhibits — funded by about $50,000 appropriated through the Legislature, donations from the Society of Friends of Historic Fort Hays and grants. "A lot of people don't realize the significance of this building and what it says about Hays," Wilhelm said. BRIEFLY Salina man sent to prison for sex crimes A 43-year-old Salina man, who pleaded guilty to eight sex offense charges stemming from almost daily sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl, was sentenced Monday to 88 months in prison. District Judge Dan Boyer ordered the sentence for Lloyd Wayne Allen to be served after the time Allen has left to serve on a 10-month sentence for forgery. Allen, 700 W. Walnut, was arrested in October after the girl told her mother, who told police. Allen, an acquaintance of the girl's family, would pick her up from school and take her to his home or city parks where they would have sex. Boyer denied a motion by AUen's attorney Paul Hickman of the Salina Regional Public Defender's Office, to depart from the prescribed prison sentence and place Allen, who he described as suffering from mild retardation, in a supervised treatment program. Saiinan gets 5 years for store robbery A Salina man, who was one of a group of suspects arrested this past fall for a series of convenience store robberies, was sentenced Monday to five ; years and a month in prison after pleading guilty earlier to aggravated robbery in the case. Ronza Wilson, 25, formerly of 2363 Chapel Ridge, helped rob Kwik Shop, 657 Fairdale, on Oct. 9. Another suspect, Marcus Brown, 28, is scheduled to be tried July 17 on three counts of aggravated robbery Those charges involve the Oct. 9 robbery and robberies on Oct. 22 at Pump Mart, 1118 N. Ninth, and on Oct. 29 at Kwik Shop, 2629 Market Place. Wilson told District Judge Dan Boyer before being sentenced that "peer pressure and fear" drove him to commit the robbery From Staff Reports Larry Calvin Pool PHILLIPSBURG — Larry Calvin Pool, 74, Phillipsburg, died Sunday April 22, 2001, at Phillips County Retirement Center, Phillipsburg.' Mr Pool was born Dec. 19, 1926, at Phillips County and was a longtime area resident. He worked in a lumber company and was a former member of Elks Lodge, San Berdina, Calif. David A.Young CONCORDIA — David A. Young, 89, Concordia, died Saturday April 21, 2001, at Cloud County Health Center, Concordia. Mr. Young was born Dec. 14, 1911, at Wayne, Neb. He had worked at Laclede Christy Clay Products, St. Louis, and Cloud Ceramics, Concordia, retiring in 1976. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Kiwanis Club and American Ceramics Society Survivors include his wife, Dottie M. of Concordia; a daughter, Carol Godbold of Houston; two sons, David of Lincoln, Neb., and William of Wichita; a sister, Alice Mae Nelson of Tucson, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. The funeral wiU be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, Concordia, the Rev. Marlene Yanik officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery Concordia. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Concordia, Crystal Cathedral or the donor's choice. Visitation will be after 9 a.m Wednesday at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Chapel, 325 W. Sixth, Concordia 66901. TODAyS SCRIPTURE Keep on loving each other as brothers. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it. —Hebrews 13:1-2 (NIV) ON THE RECORD Police peport PROPERTY DAMAGE — Rear window and windshield of a car belonging to Tiiomas Crawford, Salina, was damaged while parked at 1901 S. Fourth between 8 p.m. Friday and 9:45 a.m. Saturday; $1,050 damage. The front door of a car belonging to Anthony Klenda, Salina, was damaged while parl<ed at 737 Huehl between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday; $800 damage. A Ford Explorer belonging to Scott Poulton, Salina, was damaged while parked at 1515 E. Iron at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; $1,000 damage. THEFT — A John Deere baler belonging to the N/Iilton Benpston estate was taken from a field in the 1200 block of South Muir Road between 7 p.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. Saturday; $12,500 loss. Animal shelter These animals were picked up April 21-22 at the locations listed and taken to the Salina Animal Shelter, 329 N. Second. Phone 826-6535. DOGS — White and brown male Jack Russell terrier, 800 block of West South; gray and black female Terrier mix, 1100 block of Quincy; ^Numbers MOWDW'S DBAWPieg DAILY PICK 3 5-7-4 KANSAS CASH 1-3-9-12-14-31 Estimated Jackpot $430,000 brown brindle female Terrier mix, with blue collar, 1800 block of East Assaria Road; white and liver fe^ male Pointer with orange collar, 100 block of Indiana; black female Labrador mix with blue collar, 100 block of South Clark. CAT — Black and white male shorthair, 200 block of South 12th. In Loving Memory of Jerome Schmidt 4 i Sofify the stars shining Upon his precious trave. Beneath lies one we cUarly love But wham we couUt not save. People may think we have forgotten When at times they see us smile. Little do they know the heartache That our smiles hide all the while. We mourn Jbr him in silence No one can see us wey. But many silent tears we shed While others are asleep. He says time heals all the sorrows, And helps us all forget. But time so far has only proven How much we miss him yet. God gave us strength to fight it. And courage to hear the blow. But, what it meant to lose him, No one will ever know. Loved You Yesterday Love You Still Always Have and Always Will Shirley Schmidt & Family

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