DEATHS

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Sara F. Classen

Sara F. Classen, 83, homemaker, died April 2 at her residence in Hesston.

A memorial service will be held Thursday April 6 at 2 p.m. at Schowalter Villa Chapel in Hesston. Burial will be a private family committal service.

She was born March 29, 1923, to John J. and Mary J. (Friesen) Reimer at Meade. On July 30, 1944, she was married to Edwin Classen, who survives in Hesston.

She is also survived by a son, Dale and wife Anita Classen of Salem, Ore.; two daughters, Regina Yoder of Newton and Marjorie and husband Lyle Sommerfeld of Sharon Springs; four sisters, Mary Isaac, Elizabeth Issac, Katherine Friesen and Eva Rempel; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Victory in the Valley and Harry Hyes Memorial Hospice.

Kathleen Flaming

Kathleen Sue Flaming, 51, former Goessel and Newton resident, died March 27 in her home at Disabilities Supports of the Great Plains in McPherson.

The funeral was at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 30, at the Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in rural Goessel with pastors Les Suderman and Mark Wiens officiating.

She was born Sept. 2, 1954, to Jacob G. and Elsie Schmidt Flaming.

Survivors include a brother, Pete Flaming and wife Marilyn of Goessel; sisters-in-law JoAnne Flaming of Kansas City, Mo., and Glendene Flaming Schmidt of Wichita; six nieces and nephews and eight great-nieces and great-nephews.

A memorial has been established with Disability Supports of the Great Plains in care of Miller Funeral Home in Goessel.

George Meier

George Meier, 93, retired farmer, died March 18 at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott.

The funeral was Wednesday, March 22, in the Cheney Witt Chapel in Fort Scott with pastor Arthur Schumacher officiating. Burial followed at Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born March 16, 1913, to George H. and Marie Lorenz Meier near Tampa. On Dec. 1, 1938, he was married to Emma Lucille Eitel, who survives.

He also is survived by son Delmon of Wenatchee, Wash., daughter Darla and husband Delbert Crays of Fort Scott, sister Elizabeth Helmer of Hillsboro, nephew Eugene Schafer of Durham, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established at the Helper Seventh-Day Adventist Church and the Mirza Transportation Fund. Contributions can be sent to the Cheney Witt Chapel in Fort Scott.

Robert L. Oblander

Robert L. Oblander of Marietta, Ga., died Dec. 20 in New York City.

A memorial service and interment of ashes will be held at 11 a.m. April 8 at Mt. Moriah Terrace Park in Kansas City, Mo.

He was born in 1943 in McPherson and graduated from the University of Kansas in 1964. He maintained a lifelong interest in mathematics, science and computer science.

Survivors include his companion, Sandra Fry of Marietta; best friend David Schimanski of Parkville, Mo.; brother Ronald and wife Maryann Oblander of Yukon, Okla.; an uncle, Virgil and wife Jean Oblander of Hillsboro; two nephews and a niece.

Memorial donations marked “in memory of Robert Oblander,” may be made to Dr. Robert Korst’s lung cancer research fund at New York Presbyterian Hospital and sent to Lung Cancer Research Fund, 525 E. 68th St., Box 110, New York, NY 10021.

Leo Regier

Leo Regier, 94, retired police officer, died April 1 at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

The funeral was 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at Eastmoor United Methodist Church of Marion with pastor John Goering officiating.

He was born Feb. 16, 1912, to Nicholas and Anna Wiens Regier at Enid, Okla. On Nov. 24, 1940, he was married to Ferne Harris, who survives.

He is also survived by three daughters: Donna DeSantis of Aurora, Colo., Diana Sprecker of Olathe and Barbara Springer of Wamego; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established for the music department of Eastmoor United Methodist Church.

Dick Schulz

Richard G. “Dick” Schulz, 77, retired refinery worker from McPherson, died March 28 at Memorial Hospital in McPherson.

The funeral was Saturday, April 1, at Trinity Lutheran Church in McPherson with pastor Michael Fibranz presiding. Burial followed at McPherson Cemetery with military honors provided by American Legion Post 24 and VFW Post 2715.

He was born Feb. 3, 1929, near Canton to Glen Cleo Schulz and Flossie May Rogers. On Sept. 5, 1950, he was married to Virginia R. Winter, who survives.

He is also survived by: sons Douglas, Stanley and Rick Schulz and daughter Debra Williams, all of McPherson; brothers Harold of Fallbrook, Calif., Criss of Wichita and Roger of Canton; sisters Viginia Tolle of Temecula, Calif., and Carolyn Moddlemog of Beaumont, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials have been established with the Sunflower Chapter of the Red Cross and the Trinity Lutheran Church. Gifts may be sent in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home in McPherson.

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