Deaths (Jan. 15, 2014)

? Bernhard ?Barney? M. Amdahl, 90,

a retired telephone company manager, of McPherson and formerly of Lehigh and Hillsboro, died Jan. 9 at the McPher?son Care Center.

He was born Oct. 23, 1923, to Thormod H. and Laura A. (Olson) Amdahl in Clarkfield, Minn. In 1946, he was married to Kathryn Marie Backlund, who predeceased him in 1970. In 1971, he was married to Ingeborg Ernce, who predeceased him in 2008.

Survivors include daughter Ruth A. and husband Louis Coyle of Lehigh; son, Kenneth J. and wife Cheryl Amdahl of Broom?field, Colo.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great- granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

He was cremated. Burial will be at a later date at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo.

Memorials may be made to the Barney Amdahl Memorial Fund and sent in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.

Personal condolences may be sent to the family at

? Darryld Gene Lowen, 89,

formerly of Hillsboro and a retired Master Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, died Dec. 28 in Las Cruces, N.M.

The funeral was Jan. 4 at La Paz-Grahams Funeral Home in Las Cruces.

Burial was at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

He was born April 24, 1924, to Emma and George Loewen of Hillsboro. He was married to Dorothy Veronica Tompkins, who survives.

Other survivors include daughters Dana, Dali, Dior; son-in-law Scott; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

? Melinda N. Vogel, 51,

died Jan. 6 at her home in North Newton.

The funeral was Jan 11 at Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater. Burial was at McGill Cemetery in Potwin.

She was born July 1, 1962, in Kansas City, Mo.

Survivors include son Adam and wife Tiffany Vogel of Harrisonville, Mo.; two grandchildren and brother John Wheeler of Springfield, Mo.

Memorials may be made to the First Church of God and sent in care of Lamb Funeral Home, 120 S. Main St., Whitewater, KS 67154.

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