In Memoriums

Retired Sgt. Daniel M. Jenks

Retired Sgt. Daniel M. “Dan” Jenks, 68, of Topeka, passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. He was born Feb. 8, 1950, in Topeka, the son of Lester Martin and Erma Irene (Redenbaugh) Jenks. He was a 1969 graduate of Silver Lake High School and served in the Kansas Army National Guard for more than 20 years. Daniel was employed by …

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Retired Master Sgt. Mike Prebula

Retired Master Sgt. Mike Prebula passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at his home. He was born to Josephine Peele Prebula  and Andrew P. Prebula, Jr. Nov. 3, 1951, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Michael was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Janet Moore Prebula, and second wife, Sheila Perkins Prebula. He is survived by his son, Nicholas …

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Retired Col. David Joe Wheeler

Retired Col. David Joe Wheeler, 62, passed away, surrounded by family October 13, 2018. Joe was born Dec. 10, 1955, in Wichita. He joined the Kansas Army National Guard on Feb. 28, 1974, retiring as colonel on June 30, 2010. Joe enjoyed golfing, water skiing, hiking, camping, riding his dirt bike with his son, doing various projects with his son/daughter, …

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Retired Master Sgt. Ray Earl Switzer

Retired Master Sgt. Ray Earl Switzer, age 54, of Dwight, Kansas, passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Manhattan, surrounded by his family. Ray was born on Feb. 8, 1964, in Mountain View, California, the son of Guy and Peggy (Kellogg) Switzer. He was the youngest of three boys. He graduated in 1982 from Council Grove High School. he later …

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Retired Master Sgt. Norman F. Marstall

Retired Master Sgt. Norman F. Marstall, 82, lifelong St. Marys resident, passed away Sept. 26, 2018, in St. Marys. He was born Jan. 1, 1936, at Wamego, the son of George H. and Nellie M. Van Hole Marstall. Norman graduated from St. Marys High School in 1953. Norman was a long time member and fulltime employee of the National Guard, …

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Retired Master Sgt. Todd Robert Smith

Retired Master Sgt. Todd Robert Smith was born February 18, 1975, at Jefferson City, Missouri the son of Billy Jack and Janet Donnell Smith and passed away on September 15, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 43 years. Todd was preceded in death by grandparents Roy and Vivian Lorene Donnell and Robert and Eva Smith and his …

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Billy G. Sloan

Billy G. Sloan, age 79, Topeka, passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital. Billy was born Sept. 10, 1939, in Kentucky. He served two tours in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam and later served with the Air National Guard in the 190th Air Refueling Wing for over 31 years. He married Shirley Ann Smotherman July 15, …

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Staff Sgt. Ricky Larry Gonzales

  Staff Sgt. Ricky Larry Gonzales, 32, of Holton, Kansas, died Sept. 5, 2018, at St. Joseph, Missouri. He was born September 27, 1985, in Hays, Kansas, the son of Julian H. and Vicky (Werth) Gonzales. He grew up in Victoria and Russell. Gonzales was a delivery driver for the Mission Critical Home Health Supplies of Topeka. He was a …

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Wendell W. Kellogg

Wendell W. Kellogg, 77, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018. Wendell was born in Rooks County, Kansas, on July 1, 1941, a son of the late Leona (Cook) and Walter Kellogg. He was in the National Guard, saw service in Vietnam as a JAG officer from 1968-1970 and was a member of the VFW. Wendell graduated from …

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Retired Sgt. 1st Class David Lorenzen

Retired Sgt. 1st Class David L. Lorenzen, 77, of Sierra Vista passed away peacefully surrounded by family. August 20, 2018. David L., son of the late Frank L. and Clara (Radcliff) Lorenzen born on April 23, 1941, in Spencer, Iowa. David served his country with United States Army in the Infantry division, during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. …

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