Deaths (Oct. 10, 2012)


? dale l. ?Swede? carlson, 86,

of Herington, part owner and operator of an oil company, died Oct. 2 at McPherson.

Services were Oct. 8 at St. John Lutheran Church, 220 Sixth St., Lincolnville, with pastor Alan Stahlacker officiating.

Burial was at Lost Springs Cemetery.

He was born March 3, 1926, to Fred A. and Jennie M. (Peterson) Carlson in Herington. On Sept. 19, 1949, he was married to Delores E. Miltz, who predeceased him Nov. 29, 1996.

Survivors include sons Kenneth Carlson and Michael Carlson, both of Hillsboro and Robert ?Bob? and Brenda Carlson and Kevin and Roxanna ?Rocky? Carlson, both of McPherson; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. John?s Lutheran Church of Lincolnville and sent in care of Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home & Crematory, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS 67449-3038.

Condolences may be made at:

? bryan l. harper, 49,


former manager of Midway Motors in Hillsboro, died Oct. 8 at his home in Florence surrounded by his family.

Services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Florence United Methodist Church, 201 W. Fifth St., Florence.

Burial will be 10 a.m., Friday, at Rock Cemetery in Granite, Okla.

Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Zeiner Funeral Home, 104 W. Fifth St., Florence.

He was born Dec. 28, 1962, to Gary and Sandra (Maxwell) Harper in Mangum, Okla. His wife, Tiffiny (Anderson) Harper, predeceased him.

Survivors include children Jammie and Brett Hedrick of Topeka and Bryan ?Junior? Harper of Springfield, Mo.; his mother of Florence; brother Jeff of Marion and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to ?Golf for the Girls,? a local tournament that helps raise awareness of breast cancer and assists local residents suffering from cancer. Donations may be sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Marion, KS 66861.

? Charles E. Hill, 77,

a former convenience store owner and operator from Newton, died Sept. 29 at his residence.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct.4, at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.

He was born Oct. 29, 1934, to Adam and Anna (Shiroky) Hill in Kanopolis, He is survived by brothers Adam, Dean and Perry, all of Newton, and Marvin of Hillsboro; and sisters Wilma Loewen of Wichita and Loretta Holub of Marion.

A memorial fund has been established with Caring Hands Humane Society, Newton; donations can be made through Petersen Funeral Home.

? yvonne joy schmidt hill, 54,

a retired CNA insurance underwriter, of Marion, died Oct. 3 at Hines Memorial Hospice in Wichita.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at Aulne United Methodist Church, 140th and Pawnee, rural Marion. Burial will be at Patton Cemetery in Pyatt, Ark.

She was born April 25, 1958, to Kenneth R. and Lillie (Patton) Schmidt in Marion.

Survivors include her father of Marion; brothers Kenneth Jr. of Winterville, N.C., and Randy; sister Beverly Knust of Peabody and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorials may be made to Harry Hines Memorial Hospice in Wichita and sent in care of Baker Funeral Home, 6100 E. Centeral Ave., Wichita, KS 67208, also in charge of arrangements.

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