Deaths (Week of July 4, 2007)

Karen Hall

Karen Carol (Alexander) Hall, 57, died June 28 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

The service was July 2 at Kingdom Life Ministries with Scott Miller officiating.

She was born Oct. 26, 1949, to Arthur and Susie (Dean) Alexander in Dodge City.

She is survived by a daughter, Monica Hall of Newton; a son, Raymond and Carrie of Hesston; five brothers, Mervin and Sarah Alexander of Denver, Colo., Arlin and Betty Alexander of Satanta, Scotty Alexander of Mullinville, Duane and Linda Alexander of Ulysses and Claude Alexander of McLean, Va.; a sister, Susan and Richard Helsel of Dexter; and two grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established with Kingdom Life Ministries Missions in care of Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton.


Mike Holub


Leonard M. ?Mike? Holub, 58, machinist for Kansas Department of Transportation, died June 29 at Via Christi St. Joseph in Wichita.

The service was July 3 at St. John Nepomucene Church, Holy Family Parish in Pilsen. Burial was in the church cemetery.

He was born May 9, 1949, to Leonard J. and Elva Mae (Seratte) Holub in Marion. On June 7, 1969, he was married to Pauline A. Hajek, who survives in Marion.

He is also survived by a son, Shane of McPherson; a daughter, Tina Hague of Marion; his mother, Elva Mae of Lincolnville; a brother, Patrick of Marion; two sisters, Doris Maltbie of Canton and Donna Shramek of Shurz, Nev.; and three grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Marion City Library and the Holy Family Parish in care of Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion.


Bob Kleinschmidt


Robert A. ?Bob? Kleinschmidt, 64, retired teacher, coach and bus driver, and machinist at Marion Manufacturing, died June 26 in Vail, Colo.

The service was June 30 at St. John?s Lutheran Church in Lincolnville with Alan Stahlecker officiating. Burial was in Vesper Cemetery.

He was born Oct. 16, 1942, to Alvin and Madalene (Bailey) Kleinschmidt in Columbus, Ohio. On Aug. 8, 1964, he was married to Arlene Thomsen, who survives in Lincolnville.

He is also survived by two daughters, Kelli and Lloyd Walker of Manhattan and Holly and Camron Erway of Salem, Mo.; a son, Jeff and Sarah of Shawnee; a sister, Donna Surprise of Lyons; and nine grandchildren.


Sarah Prieb


Sarah Jean Prieb, 20, died June 25.

The service was June 30 at Pilsen Catholic Church with Father Hien Nguyen officiating. Burial was in Pilsen Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 9, 1987, to Glen and Sharon (Schauf) Prieb in Hillsboro. She had an associate?s degree in applied science for commercial art.

She is survived by her parents of rural Hillsboro; a brother, Mark Louis of rural Hillsboro; a sister, Cheryl Lynn of Manhattan; and her grandparents, Edna Prieb of Lehigh and Magdelene Schaub of Great Bend.

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