Deaths (Jan. 25, 2012)


• ESTHER R. FISHER, 88,

a farm wife of Hillsboro, died Jan. 19 at Pinnacle Park, Salina.

Services were Jan. 24 at Strassburg Baptist Church, rural Marion, with pastors Dale Janzen and Don Mashburn officiating. Burial was at Lewis Cemetery in Ramona.

She was born April 28, 1923, to Peter C. and Susie (Regier) Janzen in Lehigh. On Aug. 31, 1941, she was married to Lawrence Fisher, who predeceased her in 1979.

Survivors include sons Douglas Fisher of Newton and Loren and Janet Fisher of Salina; daughter Eileen and Darryl Williams of Wellington; brother Ted Janzen; sisters Susie Buller and Ruby Neufeldt; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Strassburg Baptist Church and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro, KS 67063-3622.

Condolences may be sent via: jost@jostfuneralhome.com.

• AUDREY ELIZABETH KUKUK, 74,

retired school bus driver of Perry, Okla., died Jan. 13 at Perry Memorial Hospital.

Services were Jan. 16 at Zion Lutheran Church, Perry.

She was born May 24, 1937, to Chris and Anna Mae (Neuerburg) Schieffer in Perry. On Dec. 30, 1954, she was married to Herman Kukuk, who survives.

Other survivors include children Larry and Donna Kukuk of Marion; Ray and Teresa Kukuk and Robbie and Dava Kukuk, all of Perry; Marissa and Gail Makovec of Ramona; Anne Potter and Tony and Jan Kukuk, all of Perry; and Sandra and Jed Kenaston, Orlando, Okla.; sisters Teresa Ann Rogers of Roseburg, Ore., and Christina Schneider of Salina; 22 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church Building Fund and sent in care of Perry Funeral Home, 203 E. Fir St., Perry, OK 73077-4803.

Condolences may be sent via: www.perrycares.com.

• LEROY W. SEITZ, 80,

of Newton and employed with the Santa Fe Railroad, died Jan. 14.

Services were Jan. 18 at Zion Lutheran Church in Newton. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.

He was born July 6, 1931, to Fred and Martha (Ollek) Seitz near Lehigh. On Jan. 7, 1955, he was married to Jeanne Loewen, who predeceased him in 2003.

Survivors include son Brad and Cindy; two grandchildren and sisters Frances McRae, Norma Young and Doris and Earl Stubby.

Memorials may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church or Newton Knights Baseball team and sent in care of Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114, also in charge of arrangements.

• ALICE ANN ULSH, 88,

a homemaker, died Jan. 19 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson.

Services were Jan. 23 at Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 905 East D St., Hillsboro, with pastors Chris Tiger and Don Hasty officiating. Burial was at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in rural Peabody.

She was born May 1, 1923, to Dietrich and Anna (Schmidt) Klassen in Marion County. On Oct. 7, 1956, she was married to Lawrence Ulsh, who predeceased her in 2004.

Survivors include daughters Anita and Kent Muhs of McPherson and Lois and Darrin Cox of Hutchinson; brother Arnold Klassen of Hillsboro and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to her grandchildren’s education fund and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro, KS 67063, also in charge of arrangements.


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