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THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1996 A9 DEATHS & FUNERALS T MOREY AMSTERDAM MRS. CLAUSEN Ellen M. Clausen Ellen M. Clausen, 65, Salina, died Friday, Oct. 25, 1996, at Kenwood View Nursing Center, Salina. Mrs. Clausen was born Ellen M. Bixler on April 20, 1931, at 'Shimoken, Pa.,. and was a resi- deht of Salina for 1$ years, moving from Wrenshal, Minn. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl, in 1974 and a soil, Grant Moody, in 1991. Survivors include two sons, George Moody and Paul Moody, both of Salina; a daughter, Roxy Keller of Salina; and 14 grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Roselawn Heights Memorial Chapel, the Rev. Bruce 'LeBarron officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. ' Memorials may be made to the 'family. [ yisitation will be from 10 a.m. 'to 6 p.nt. today at the chapel, 1920 E. Crawford, Salina 67401, where family will receive friends from 4 to'6 p.m. today. Rolland R. Crocker ' T.OPEKA — Rolland R. Crocker, 4,6, Topeka, died Friday, Oct. 25, ;1996, at Rolling Hills Health Cen- ,'te;r, Topeka. Mr. Crocker was born Aug. 6, ^195,0, at Salina and was a resident V Topeka since 1989. He was a so- 'cial worker with the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilita- ,tiqn Services and had worked in '. Salina, Pittsburg and Topeka. .%' Survivors include his former ^wife who was taking care of him, Amelia "Amy" Crocker of Topeka; his parents, Rolland W. Crocker of Hejdvyie and Alma Smith of Soiomon; two brothers, Gilbert of 'Manhattan and Arthur of Hillsboro; two sisters, Cynthia Ingermanson of Solomon and Alean - J6hnson of Salina; a half-brother, .Jeff Crocker of Columbus, Mo.; ^nd a half-sister, Stacey Martin of 'Solomon. 1 ; A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at Ryan Mortuary, 137 -,N.' Eighth, Salina 67401. ' The body was cremated. M. Dolezal ,, HAYS — Leo M. Dolezal, 72, , Hays, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 1996, at Hays Medical Center. • JVIr. Dolezal was born July 12, '.1926, at WaKeeney. He was a World War II Army veteran, laborer, farmer and former member of WaKeeney Veterans of Foreign ••Wars. ' Survivors include a daughter, Judy Engel of Hays; two sons, Mark and Mike, both of Hays; two brothers, Wilbur and Neil, both of Qolorado; and two grandchildren. " "A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at WaKeeney City Cemetery, the Rev. William Miller officiating. Military rites will be provided by WaKeeney Veterans of Foreign Wars. • Memorials may be made to charity of the donor's choice. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m,. today at Hays Memorial Chapel, 20th and Pine, Hays 67601. Fredrick J. Dopita LAS VEGAS — Fredrick J. Do- t pita, 40, Las Vegas, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996, in Las Vegas. Mr. Dopita was born April 21, 1956, at Plainville, Kan. He worked in the oil fields for 12 .years and was owner and operator pfj Fred's Tank Service in Plainville. In Las Vegas, he was a gaming supervisor for a casino. Survivors include his wife, Nancy of the home; a daughter, Lexie of the home; his mother, Elaine Dopita of Plainville; three brothers, Robert and John, both of Hays, Kan., and Donald of Zurich, Kan.; and three sisters, Helen M$yo, Judith Markley and Christina Eilts, all of Hays. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville, the Rev. Al Brungardt officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. A rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. today at Moore-Over lease Funeral Chapel, Plainville. Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic School. Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. today at the funeral chapel, 409 S. Cochran, Plainville 67663. Bonaventura "Tura" Hammerschmidt HAYS — Bonaventura "Tura" Hammerschmidt, 90, Hays, died Monday, Oct. 28, 1996, at Good Samaritan Center of Hays. Mr. Hammerschmidt was born "May 2, 1906, at Walker and was a .resident of Hays since 1969, moving from the farm. He was a farmer and member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays. He was preceded in death by his wives, Catherine in 1964 and Mary in 1980. , ; Survivors include two brothers, Today's obituaries SALINA Ellen M. Clausen Dorothy B. Smith Alfred J. Turner KANSAS ATWOOD: Lyal W. McCorrnack Sr. BALDWIN CITY: Bryce A. Seusy CONCORDIA: Bonnie B. Wilson HAYS: Bonaventura Tura" Hammerschmidt, Leo M. Dolezal, Stella Steckleln KANORADO: Wilma Q. Kautz McPHERSON: Alice 0. Krohn RUSSELL: Edward J. Linenl?erger TOPEKA: Rolland R. Crocker OUT OF STATE Fredrick J. Dopita, Las Vegas Lilly E. Tietjen, Deshler, Neb. Marie M. Whltebread, Littleton, Colo. Herman of Russell and Lawrence of Hays; and two sisters, Philomena Windholz of Victoria and Caroline Schrant-Dubois of Salina. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, the Rev. Carl Kramer officiating. Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery, Walker. A vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Cline's Mortuary of Hays. Memorials may be made to the church or Good Samaritan Center. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today and from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary, 22nd and Canterbury, Hays 67601. Wilma G. Kautz KANORADO — Wilma G. Kautz, 76, Kanorado, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 1996, at St. Anthony Hospital, Denver. Mrs. Kautz was born Wilma G. Harriger on Dec. 19, 1919, at Lincoln, Neb., and was a resident of Kanorado since 1972, moving from Goodland 'where she had lived since 1968. She and her husband operated Vic and Wilma's Cafe in Kanorado and she also was a cook at the Goodland hospital. She was a member of Coffeyville First Southern Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor, in 1985 and a son, Marlin, in 1972. Survivors include two sons, William of Torrington, Wyo., and Steven of Denver; three daughters, Patricia Shiery of Denver, Wilma Kay Henderson of Coffeyville and Victoria Rietz of Peshtigh, Wis.; three brothers, Hal Harriger of Mitchell, Neb., Lincoln Harriger of Scottsbluff, Neb., and Bill Harriger of Oregon; five sisters, Betty Guest of Henry, Neb.| Yvonne Davis of Rochester, Wash., Myrta Fairchild of Eddyville, Iowa, Mildred Nichols of West Paducah, Ky., and Dorothy Lampman of Carlisle, Iowa; 15 grandchildren; and 31 great- grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Mountain time Wednesday at Kanorado United Methodist Church, the Rev. Jerry Tilbury officiating. Burial will be in Kanorado Cemetery. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Coffeyville First Southern Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Koons Funeral Home Chapel, 211 N. Main, Goodland 67735, and before the service Wednesday at the church. Alice 0. Krohn McPHERSON—'Alice O. Krohn, 92, McPherson, died Monday, Oct. 28, 1996, at The Cedars, McPherson. Mrs. Krohn was born Alice O. Peterson on March 22, 1904, in McPherson County and was a resident of McPherson since 1980, moving from San Bruno, Calif. She had been a sales clerk and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, McPherson. Her husband, Norman, died in 1980. Survivors include four sisters, Mabel Peterson of McPherson, Vera Jensen of Springfield, Mo., Clara Carhart of Portland, Ore., and Hanna Flesche of Tacoma, Wash. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, the Revs. Sandy Schlesselman and Paul Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Freemont Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Ball & Son Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson 67460. Edward J. Linenberger RUSSELL — Edward J. Linenberger, 78, Russell, died Tuesday, Oct. 22,1996, at his home. Mr. Linenberger was born April 21, 1918, in Ellis County, south of Victoria, and was a resident of Russell since the 1980s. He was a World War II Army veteran and farmed with his brother near Bunker Hill. He also was a musician, forming Eddie Combo in the 1950's which later became the Eddie Linn Orchestra, retiring in the 1980's. He was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and Veterans of Foreign Wars, all of Russell. Survivors include a brother, Robert of Omaha, Neb.; and a sister, Viola Moser of Sedalia, Mo. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Marys Catholic Church, the Rev. Charles Steier officiating. Burial will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Russell. A vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary today at Pohlman's Mortuary. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary, 610 N. Maple, Russell 67665. Lyal W. McCorrnack Sr. ATWOOD — Lyal W. McCormack Sr., 80, Atwood, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996, at Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital, Denver. Mr. McCormack was born June 18,1916, at Almena and was a resident of Atwood since 1981, moving from Norton County. He was a retired minister and had been a pastor of the Assembly of God Church. Survivors include his wife, Waunita of Atwood; three daughters, Delores Jarvis and Lynda Mengwasser and Patricia Dale; three sons, Lyal Jr., Russell, and David; a brother, Dean; a sister, Joan Raypoole; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. today at Courts of Praise, Atwood, Ken Morgan officiating. Another memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Community Full Gospel Church, Norton, the Revs. David Pessoa and Ronald Scheimo officiating. Burial will be in Norton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to charity of the donor's choice. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. tpday at the funeral home, 215 W. Main, Norton 67654. Bryce A. Seusy BALDWIN CITY — Bryce A. Seusy, 90, formerly of Salina, died Monday, Oct. 28,1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, Salina, is handling arrangements. Dorothy B. Smith Dorothy B. Smith, 69, 2045 Ruskin, died Sunday, Oct. 27,1996, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mrs. Smith was born Dorothy B. Collins on Nov. 7, 1926, at Harriman, Tenn., and was a resident of Salina since 1991. MDO OMITU She was a home- MRS - SMITH maker and ministered with her husband. Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Albert of the home; a stepson, Layne Smith of Fayetteville, Ark.; a stepdaughter, Candyce Kraft of Utica; two brothers, Samuel Bryce Collins of Irving, Texas, and Cecil David Collins of Graham, Wash.; two sisters, Imogene Anderson of Harriman, Texas, and Fay Sedgwick of Corvallis, Ore.; and six stepgrandchil- dren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bel Air Southern Baptist Church, 1100 W. Cloud, the Rev. Glenn Davis officiating. Burial will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Grant County Cemetery, Ulysses, the Rev. .David Caraway officiating. Visitation will be after noon today at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, where family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today. Stella Stecklein HAYS — Stella Stecklein, 75, Hays, died Monday, Oct. 28, 1996, at Hays Medical Center. Mrs. Stecklein was born Stella VonLintel on July 8, 1921, at Victoria. She was a homemaker and member of St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church and Ladies Guild, both of Hays. Survivors include her husband, Issy of the home; a son, Danny of Topeka; two daughters, Linda Sander of Garden City and Cheryl Eden of Boulder, Colo.; a sister, Helen Weigel of Omaha, Neb.; seven grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, the Rev. Bill Surmeier officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays. A vigil will be at 7 p.m. today at Hays Memorial Chapel. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today and from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel, 20th and Pine, Hays 67601. Lilly E. Tietjen DESHLER, Neb. — Lilly E. Tiet- MR. TURNER jen, 83, Deshler, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 1996, at Parkview Haven Nursing Home, Deshler. Mrs. Tietjen was born Lilly E. Schleufer on Jan. 26,1913, at rural Republic County, Kan., and was a lifelong resident of the Byron and Deshler areas. She was a homemaker and member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, rural Byron, and Byron Busy Bees Extension Club. Her husband, Theodore, died in 1973. Survivors include a son, Theodore Jr. of Grant; two daughters, Gladys Tietjen of Chester and Gloria Mason of Elkhorn; a sister, Anita Tietjen of Deshler; and five grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Pastor David Nordstrom officiating. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, rural Byron. Visitation will be at Bachelor- Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home, 1329 N. 19th, Belleville 66935. Alfred J.Turner Alfred J. Turner, 82, Salina, died Sunday, Oct. 27,1996, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mr. Turner was born Jan. 25, 1914, near Westfall in Lincoln County and was a resident of Salina since 1939. He owned and operated Al's Food Stores in Salina from 1947 to 1961 and was a farmer and stockman in the Salina area until retiring in 1990. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge 60 and Scottish Rite, all of Salina. A son, Lawrence) died in 1954. Survivors include his wife, Norma of the home; a son, Verland of Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Jeanette Smith-Becker of Salina; two sisters, Pearl Hillman of Crockett, Texas, and Laura Simpson of Seal Beach, Calif.; two brothers, Bud of Kanopolis and Paul of Wichita; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ryan Mortuary, Salina, the Rev. David Weible officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the church or Hospice of Salina. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401. Marie M. Whitebread LITTLETON, Colo. — Marie M. Whitebread, 97, Littleton, died Monday, Oct. 28,1996, in Denver. Mrs. Whitebread was born Marie M. Cook on Feb. 13, 1899, in the Hope, Kan., area and had been a longtime resident of the Abilene, Kan., area. She had been a resident of Mission, Texas, before moving to Colorado. She was a member of Abilene First United Methodist Church. Her husband, Sidney, died 1976. Survivors include two sons, Robert of Arlington, Texas, and Jack of Littleton; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Danner Funeral Home, Abilene, the Rev. Rick Saylor officiating. Burial will be in Abilene Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be at the funeral home, 501 N. Buckeye, Abilene 67410. Bonnie B. Wilson CONCORDIA — Bonnie B. Wilson, 66, Concordia, died Sunday, Oct. 27,1996, at her home. Mrs. Wilson was born Bonnie B. Stephan on Dec. 10, 1929, at Winfield and was a resident of Concordia since 1938. She returned to Concordia in 1959 where she and her husband operated a two-way radio business for several years. She did an account service work for KNCK Radio Station, was a hostess for Concordia Welcome Wagon and was a homemaker. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary and Concordia Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, where she served as treasurer and secretary to the vestry. Survivors include her husband, Wendell of Concordia; three daughters, Pamela Pearson of Overland Park, Janette Bombardier of Concordia and Veronica Wilson of New Brunswick, N. J.; and six grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, the Rev. Peter Nissen officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Concordia. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Heartland. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. today at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home Chapel, 325 W. Sixth, Box 606, Concordia 66901. Comedian Amsterdam dies of heart attack He played Buddy on 'Dick Van Dyke Show' from 1961 to 1966 By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Morey Amsterdam, the comic actor best known as the wisecracking television writer on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" died of a heart attack Monday. He was in his 80s. Born in Chicago, Amsterdam started in vaudeville and performed in nightclubs before doing radio in the AMSTERDAM 1930s. In the late 1940s, he moved to television. In the 1960s hit sitcom, "The Dick Van Dyke Show," Amsterdam played Buddy Sorrell, part of a television writing team that included Dick Van Dyke and Rose Marie. "There was something ageless with him. Probably 100,000 jokes in his head went with him," said Dick Van Dyke. "He was just a very dear sweet man," said Rose Marie, who played Sally Rogers. "He knew every joke, he knew every switch on every joke. His mind was the greatest mind that ever happened." Various Hollywood reference books listed his birthday as Dec. 14 in 1912 or 1914, making him 83 or 81. Rose Marie said he was 87. Rose Marie met Amsterdam when she was 11 during the musical variety show the "Alice Pearce Show." The pair remained friends. They recently did a spot for the TV show "Caroline in the City," she said. In 1961, Amsterdam was cast in "The Dick Van Dyke Show," which lasted until 1966 on CBS. He later appeared on a variety of television shows. He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Kay, and two children, Gregory and Cathy. Maxwell / Mayor hands over gavel FROM PAGE A1 When she returned to the commission room after her 15-minute absence, Maxwell, clutching the cat, addressed the commission from the audience podium, objecting to a proposed ordinance setting a standard for curbside address lettering. The mayor then reclaimed her seat at the commission table, praised Seaton and asked for a round of applause for the vice mayor. There was none. Maxwell was prevented from voting on the curb issue, however, because she hadn't been in her seat when the matter was brought up. Earlier in the afternoon, during a commission study session on groundwater, Maxwell complained that she wasn't called when a 7-inch rain May 31 flooded parts of Salina. Maxwell was in Israel at the time. Two Salina men were electrocuted while trying to repair a pump in a flooded basement and Maxwell spoke of them Monday. "I asked you guys to call me. I got home and I found out," she said, her voice rising and tears welling in her eyes. "I haven't grieved over this yet — that we had to lose two healthy, young taxpayers to bring this to the city's attention." Nonetheless, Maxwell said she had confidence in city staff and said staff has been responsive in the wake of public outcry stemming from the flood damage. "We've been to hell and back, guys," she told commissioners. She went on to praise Seaton's handling of commission meetings while Maxwell was in Israel. "I thought, Oh my goodness, she's going to make a fantastic mayor," Maxwell said. "I'm not a very good mayor," said Maxwell, who became mayor in April. "I apologize to everybody. I'll resign if you want me to." Maxwell's first four-year term as commissioner expires next April. ON THE RECORD Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center PENN ADMISSIONS — None. SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — Vera M. Berkley, Jenny Boley, Dewey Kiser, Donald E. McConnell, Tammy L. Reitsma and Danny R. Shepard, all of Salina; Leta L. Walker, Abilene; Catherine Snook, Manchester. DISMISSALS — Kristen L. Becker and baby girl, Thomas R. Goding, Annetta M. Holcolm, Gertrude M. Stegman, Walton baby boy, Gary L. Welch and Richard LWhite, all of Salina; Maxine Rider, Abilene; Dylan Ray Larsen, Beverly; Rudolph T. Rodriguez, Ellsworth; Dana R. Barr and baby girl, Lincoln; Martha L. Sanders, Lindsborg; Jack D. Bradrick, Mankato; Beth Tyler, Mankato. Births TWIN BOYS: Edward P. and Julie Claybaugh, Salina, 6 Ibs. 3 ozs., 6 Ibs. 2 ozs., born Oct. 24. MONDAY'S DRAWINGS DAILY PICK 3 5-0-1 KANSAS CASH 6-7-23-26-31-35 Estimated Jackpot $xxx,xxx SIpy\j| LOTTERY SCENE a; «, '„ I 111 fi^SHHifTlfil BUfliffl Category 4866 TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you." — Matthew 7:7 In Memory of Robert B. Berkley the law office of Kennedy Berkley Yarnevich & Williamson, Chartered will be closed Tuesday, October 29, 1996. In memory of Robert B. Berkley, The Bank of Tescott at Tescott and Salina and The Bennington State Bank, Salina locations will close their lobbies from 1 -3 pm today. The drive thru operations will remain open.

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