Wednesday, November 10, 2010
June Alene Berglund
(June 29, 1923 - November 9, 2010)
She was born June 29, 1923, in Sanford, the daughter of Harry L.S. and Marie Henrietta Detzen Meckfessel. A lifetime resident of Pawnee County she was a homemaker and worked as a Office Clerk for the Pawnee County Treasurer office for 17 years. She belonged to First Christian Church and Altar Society, Larned.
On August 15, 1948, she married Floyd E. Berglund at Larned.
Survivors include three sons, Harold, Larned, Elden and wife Mary, Eagle Nest, New Mexico and Myron, Pocatello, Idaho, one brother, Hale Meckfessel, Salina, one grandson, 4 step-grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph, and Gale Meckfessel and one sister, Joyce Kerns.
Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, November 12, at Morell Funeral Home, Larned, with Pastor Dan Lundgren presiding. Visitation will be from noon until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Larned Cemetery, Larned.
Memorials are designated to the First Christian Church, in care of Morell Funeral Home, P.O. Box 124, Larned, Ks. 67550-012.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Mr. Haddon was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, Ellinwood, Kansas.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Haddon, of the home; two sons: Michael Haddon and wife Debbie, Hudson, Kansas; and Mitchell Haddon, Great Bend; one daughter, Michele Churchill and husband Todd, Hays, Kansas; one brother, Loren Don Haddon and wife Maxine, Ellinwood; four grandchildren: Brian Haddon and wife Amanda; Melissa Moreno and husband Mario; Kaylene Schmidt and husband Eric; and Brandon Churchill; and three great-grandchildren, Kamie Haddon, Hayden Schmidt, and Ethan Moreno.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 23, 2010 at Bryant Funeral Home. Pastor Wade Russell will officiate. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. Memorials are requested to the American Diabetes Association, in care of the funeral home.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Let me introduce you to Albert George and Nellie Esther (Roberts) Patridge.
bank, Grant, South Dakota. The above photo is of them on their wedding trip. In the 1900 census, Albert was living with his parents in Vernon, Grant, South Dakota. In the 1910 census, he is living with Nellie in Vernon, Grant, South Dakota. By the 1920 census, Albert and Nellie had moved to Milbank, Grant, South Dakota and that's also where they were living in the 1930 census. When Albert filled out his World War I Draft Registration Card on 12 Sep 1918 he indicated that he was a salesman of automobiles and tractors for the Milbank Auto & Supply Co. He had two brothers, Arthur and Irving Theodore and two sisters, Esther and Mary E. Albert died 20 Apr 1964 in Big Stone Co., Minnesota.
Nellie Esther Roberts was born Nov 1888 in Blue Earth Co., Minnesota, the daughter of William H. and Ida E. (Dyer) Roberts. In the 1895 census, she was living with her parents in Little Rock, Morrison, Minnesota. In the 1900 census, she was living with her parents in Latah, Spokane, Washington. That is pretty much all I was able to find out about Nellie.
Albert and Nellie had three children: Alice E., born about 1911 in South Dakota; Dorothy I., born about 1917 in South Dakota; and Glenn William, b. 10 Jul 1923 in South Dakota and died 11 Mar 1999 in Milbank, Grant, South Dakota. Alice married Arthur W. Nelson, 18 Jun 1939 in Milbank, Grant, South Dakota. Glenn William married Dorothy Jane Matt, Aug 1946 in Grant Co., South Dakota. Dorothy was born 8 Mar 1919 and died 16 May 2000 in Milbank, Grant, South Dakota.
Once I found this information on Albert and Nellie I decided to post a message on the Message Boards for the surname Patridge. It wasn't long after I posted my message that I got a message from someone who knew a granddaughter of Albert and Nellie and the person who contacted me was even a first cousin twice removed of Albert's. I have since e-mailed him copies of these photos so that he can share them with Albert and Nellie's granddaughter.
Now if there was just a way to identify the people in the unidentified photos I took!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Mr. Smith was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
He married Elizabeth Lorraine Keened[sic]. She passed away in 1952. He then married Norma Jean Bell on Nov. 5, 1953, in Great Bend. She passed away in 2005.
Survivors include three sons, Larry (Pam) Smith of Russell, Jimmy (Del) Smith of Wichita and Rodney (Sandy) Smith of Haysville; a daughter, Gayla Smith of Wichita; a brother, John Smith of Great Bend; a sister, Carolyn (Bernie) Schulz of Alabama and Arizona; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wives, one son, Donald, four brothers, Leo, Wayne, Ross and Wilmer, and three sisters, Maxine, Delfreda and Shirley.
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, May 26, 2010
Mrs. Wegele was a member of the Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her husband, Wilmer A. Wegele, of the home; one son, Weldon Wegele, Salina, Kansas; one daughter, Dionne Rudney and husband Alex, Salida, Colorado; two sisters: Marilyn Bowman, Keller, Texas; and JoAnn Guerrero, San Jose, California; one brother, John Rowley, Augusta, Kansas; and three grandchildren: William Wegele, Zane Rudney, and Wyatt Rudney.
Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 8, 2010 at Bryant Funeral Home with the Reverend Garry Dassow officiating. Burial will be in Golden Belt Cemetery. Friends may call from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 7, 2010 with the family receiving friends from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., and from 9:00 a.m. to service time Thursday, all at Bryant Funeral Home. Memorials are requested to the grandchildren's education fund, in care of the funeral home.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
She was born on April 12, 1948, in Guthrie, Okla., the daughter of Kenneth Jay and Gwendolyn Marie Querry. Marilyn attended elementary school in Palco and junior high in Plainville. Her family moved to Great Bend, where she graduated in 1966. In Great Bend, she met her high school sweetheart and on Aug. 9, 1969, she married Robert Eugene Becker, son of Winnis and Evelyn Becker of Great Bend. She graduated from Kansas State University in 1970, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She began her teaching career in Abilene. In 1978, she and Bob moved to Ponca City, Okla., where she taught at Garfield and Liberty elementary schools. She retired from her teaching career in 2003 after 32 years of teaching.
She loved participating in her grandchildren’s activities, as well as creating artistic pieces, taking digital photography, scrapbooking, singing, playing the piano and traveling. She cared for all her school kids and loved teaching with her fellow teachers.
Marilyn had accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal savior. She was committed to participating in church activities. She was dedicated to reading, studying the Bible and sharing the Gospel with others.
She is survived by her husband, of the home; son Michael Becker and his wife Amy (Gorczyca); daughter Jaime Bagg (Becker) and husband Chad; sister Karen Demory and husband Gerald of Bentonville, Ark., sister Kim Sheets and husband Will of Perry, Okla.; six grandchildren, Jonah, Maegan, Canaan, Ethan, Gabriel and Chloe; as well as her nephews and niece, Breen and Brad Haywood, Jay and Brandan Sheets and Maranda Wilson (Sheets). She left one uncle, Ray Gambill, and his children Mark Gambill and Rayma Brandt, and cousin, Janet Calvin. She was preceded in death by her parents; mother-in-law, Evelyn Becker, and brother-in-law Gary Becker.
Anderson Funeral Home*
505 Thunderbird Road
P.O. Box 337
Tonkawa, OK 74653
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 28, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
His Wife, Theresa, passed away in 1930.
One daughter, Fay, four brothers and four sisters preceeded him in death.
Monday, March 15, 2010
When I went to my mailbox today there was a package in it from Marsha. I was so excited I could barely wait till I got into the house. But lo and behold and much to my surprise, there was more in the package than Fay's obituaries and the family history written by Mrs. Marvin Strait.
There was also these two wonderful pictures. The first one is of Theresa Strait and her children Fay and Marvin. The second one is of Mary and Marvin Strait and his sister, Fay. They are absolutely priceless!
But, it didn't stop there. She had also included two obituaries for Theresa Strait (my great grandaunt); an obituary for Greenbury King Strait (my great granduncle) and husband of Theresa (Vogel) Strait; one for Sylvia Strait (their daughter); one for James Marvin Strait; (their son) and one for Mary M. Strait (James Marvin's wife). That was way more than I had asked for!!
I am so thankful for wonderful people like Marsha Brown! I will share what she sent me in future posts.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Permelia and Daniel were the parents of ten children: James E. W., George Washington, Erastus Edward "Rass", Benjamin Franklin, William Henry, Florence Addie, Anna Amanda "Mandy", Sarah Jane, Daniel Lewis and Mary Ettie. There is some question as to whether Sarah, Daniel and Mary are actually their children even though the bible records list them. If they are and Permelia died sometime in 1867, then she would have had to have died between 13 May 1867 when Mary Ettie was born and 3 Nov 1867 when Daniel married his second wife. It could be that that was why Daniel re-married so quickly, because he had so many small children in his household. The 1870 census for Houston Twp., Adams, Illinois does not list Sarah, Daniel or Mary in the household of Daniel and Almyra Roberts. So, either the three children died before the 1870 census or Daniel and Permelia in fact were divorced and she took the three children with her. I have not been able to find Permelia in the 1870 census or any other census records since 1860.
At this point in time I am stymied on where to go next to find out more about my perplexing great-great grandmother, Permelia.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Check out my "Tribute to My Husband, Jon" slideshow in the side panel.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
1. Watching my gardens grow and bloom.
2. Sitting in my sun room watching the birds visit the feeder and my gardens.
3. Visits from my sisters, Kay and Karyle and their families, who live in Ohio.
4. Working on my genealogy.
5. Road trips, near or far.
6. Visits from my granddaughter, Marisa, who lives in Illinois.
7. Good news from my husband's oncologist (just doesn't happen often enough).
8. Reading a good book.
9. The smell of lilacs and roses.
10. Watching hummingbirds visit my feeder and my gardens.