Deaths (June 9, 2010)

? Larry D. Abeldt, 65, auctioneer and realtor, of Hope, died Wednesday, June 2, at the Salina Regional Health Center in Salina.

Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 5, with pastors Charles Norman and Shane Britt officiating.

Visitation with the family was from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW Third St., Abilene. Burial will be at the First South Baptist Church Cemetery in rural Hope.

He was born Jan. 19, 1945, to Lowell and Jean (McCosh) Abeldt. On Aug. 14, 1971, he was married to Nadine Benyshek, who predeceased him in October 2009.

Survivors are sons Aaron Abeldt, Joe Abeldt and Austin Abeldt, all of Hope; Josh and Lori Abeldt of Herington; sister Sandy Abeldt of Abilene and one aunt.

Donations may be made to the Larry Abeldt Memorial, the Gideon?s or the charity of the donor?s choice and sent in care of Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW Third St., Abilene, KS 67410-2653.

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? Abe J. Flaming, 91, a farmer, of Buhler, died Thursday, June 3, at Sunshine Home in Buhler.

A graveside service was held at 1 p.m Monday, June 7, at Fairlawn Burial Park, 2401 Carey Blvd., Hutchinson. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. at Medora Community Bible Church, 8311 Medora Rd., Hutchinson, with pastor Ron Mandeville officiating.

Visitation was from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at Buhler Mortuary, 120 N. Main, Buhler.

He was born Sept. 3, 1918, to Jacob A. and Eva Goessen Flaming in Marion County. On March 18, 1943, he was married to Velma Hiebert, who survives.

Other survivors include son Wade Flaming of Grand?Prairie, Texas; daughters Sally Flaming of Hutchinson and Jane Marriner of Washington, N.C. and one grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Buhler Sunshine Home or Medora Community Bible Church and sent in care of Buhler Mortuary, 120 N. Main, Buhler, KS 67522.


? Luella (Toews) Funk, 97, of Shafter, Calif., died May 17 at Kramer Serenity Rcfe in Bakersfield, Calif.

A graveside service was held May 21 at Shafter Memorial Park and a memorial service followed at the Shafter Mennonite Brethren Church.

She was born Jan. 10, 1913, to Gerhard B. (G.B.) and Helena (Hiebert) Toews in Hillsboro. On Dec. 28, 1938, she was married to Harvey Funk, who predeceased her in September 2006.

Survivors include sons Bob and Marsha Funk and Howard and Pat Funk, all of Bakersfield; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


? Leah Elizabeth Hamm, two-week-old infant of Newton, died Monday, May 31, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

Services were held June 4 at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel, 215 N. Main St., Newton. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.

She was born May 18, 2010, to Chad Hamm and Anna Hessler.

Survivors include sister Alyssa Hamm; parents; grandparents Alan and Bonnie Hamm of Hillsboro; Daniel Hessler of Trinidad, Colo., and Judy Dsouza in India; many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Leah Hamm Memorial Fund and sent in care of Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton, KS 67114.


? LaMar Miller, 84, a Lutheran pastor, died Sunday, May 30, at Crown Point, Ind.

Services were held Tuesday, June 8, at Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Hillsboro, with pastor Brett Huebner officiating.

He was born June 18, 1926, to Gus H. and Marie (Ratzlaff) Miller in Hillsboro. On June 8, 1951, he was married to Eunice Eileen Schmid, who survives.

Other survivors are son LaMar Jr. (Marshal) Miller of Westminster, Calif.; daughter Robbyn and Douglas Rebeck of Orland Park, Ill., and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Concordia Theological Seminary, Lutheran Hour Ministries and the Lutheran Hout Float Committee/Petal Pushers and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro, KS 67063-1727.

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? Eugene F. ?Gene? Vinduska Jr., 50, groundskeeper and contractor, died June 3 near Marion.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Parish, St. John Nepomucene Church, Pilsen. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, also at the church.

He was born Feb. 1, 1960, to Eugene and Verna (Jirak) Vinduska Sr.

On Oct. 10, 1981, he was married to Angie Hess at Pilsen, who survives.

Other survivors include children Mark and Michelle of Marion; his parents; siblings Ann and Tom Malone of Topeka; Doug and Kim of Wichita; Amy and Tim Vogel of Marion; Jo Ellen and Brian Whitehair of Abilene; Gerald and Heather of Marion and Karen and Jeff Thompson of Ozawkie.

Memorials may be made to Fr. Kapaun Guild and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion.


? Leona F. Vogts, 88, of Canton, died Wednesday, June 2, at Newton Medical Center, Newton.

Services were held June 5 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 703 26th Ave., Canton, with pastor Seth Meyer officiating.

Burial was at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 10, 1921, to Henry and Flora Lehner Wilkening in Moundridge. On Oct. 13, 1942, she was married to Raymond L. Vogts, who predeceased her Oct. 13, 1986.

Survivors are daughters Marilyn Vogts and Joyce and Fred Renken, all of Canton; sister Leota Gerken of Cheney and two grandchildren.

Donations may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church in care of Olson?s Mortuary, 139 N. Main St., Canton, KS 67428.


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