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Retired 1st Sgt. Tony Soliz

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Retired 1st Sgt. Tony Soliz, Wichita, Kansas, 82, passed away April 13, 2021. Tony was a retired mechanic in the Kansas Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 137th Infantry. He was preceded in death by parents, Juan and Ylaria Soliz, and brother, Manuel Soliz. Survivors include his wife, Michelle; children, Tracy (Brian) Richardson, Dawn (Carl) Soliz, Jimmie (Paula) Soliz, Tino (Chelsey) …

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Retired Lt. Col. William “Bill” Hodge

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Retired Lt. Col. William “Bill” Hodge, 78, died March 14, 2021, at Mission Hospital in Mission, Texas, due to complications after surgery. He was born Jan. 13, 1943, to the late Dewey and Lucille Hodge, Poplar Bluffs, Missouri, where he grew up. Bill joined the U.S. Air Force in 1960 and was stationed at Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka. In …

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David Lee Loving

David Lee Loving, 78, of Lawrence and formerly of Oskaloosa, died March 25, 2021, at the Monterey Village Arbors Unit in Lawrence. He was born May 13, 1942 in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of Raymond H. And Lena May Rhodes Loving. David was a 1961 graduate of Oskaloosa High School and attended Highland Community College. He was a U.S. …

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Retired Staff Sgt. Harlan Dee Bauer

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Retired Staff Sgt. Harlan Dee Bauer was born May 12, 1946, and passed away March 27, 2021, at the age of 74. Harlan and his twin brother Arlan were born in Humboldt, Nebraska, to Roy and Stella (Krenzel) Bauer. Like his siblings, he attended school in surrounding areas. He graduated with the class of 1964 from Powhattan High School. Harlan’s …

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Retired Sgt. Maj. Francis Horner

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Francis Horner passed March 22, 2021, at his home in Payson, Arizona.  Horner was born in 1919 in Kansas and grew up on a wheat farm, the oldest of seven. Francis had proposed to Fern when they were in the fourth grade at a little country school south of Oxford, Kansas, but she refused his proposal at that time. The …

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