In Memoriums

Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Ewing Wendell Fritts

Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Ewing Wendell Fritts, 90, of Ottawa, Kansas, passed away Jan. 21, 2021, at Parkview Heights Living Center in Garnett. Ewing was born at home north of Richter, Kansas, April 29, 1930. He was the last surviving sibling of 10 brothers and sisters born to John Wesley and Nellie Frances (Brown) Fritts. He was a lifelong …

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Retired Brig. Gen. William S. Mahler

Retired Brig. Gen. William S. Mahler, 88, of Daytona Beach Shores, passed away Dec. 30, 2020, at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. He was born Oct. 27, 1932, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Will and Josephine (Stiles) Mahler. Mahler was a pilot and a former commander of the 190th Air Refueling Wing as the unit converted from …

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Retired Col. William Lloyd Nichols Jr.

Retired Col. William Lloyd Nichols Jr., 81, passed away Nov. 17, 2020. He was born in Emporia, Kansas to William Lloyd and Vivian Letitia (Murr) Nichols Sr., on Jan. 20, 1939. Lloyd served in the United States Air Force and retired as a colonel after 40 years and was vice president for IBM product strategy and emprise systems. Graveside Service …

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Retired Maj. Craig Allan Stewart

Retired Maj. Craig Allan Stewart, who resided near Charleston, Arkansas, died Jan. 9, 2021, at his home. He was born Dec. 11, 1960, in Fort Benning, Georgia, to Earl Joseph Stewart and Shirley May (Hawkins) Stewart. He was 60 years old. He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Joseph Stewart; and a brother, Charles “Chuck” Joseph Stewart. Craig …

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Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Robert G. Johnson

Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Robert G. Johnson, age 90, of Manhattan, died Jan. 7, 2021, at the Good Shepherd Homecare and Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born June 15, 1930, in Randolph, Kansas, the son of Carl John and Carrie Rosalie (Pultz) Johnson. On March 18, 1951, in Riley County, he was married to Marilyn F. Dettmer. Bob served …

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Retired Chief Master Sgt. Daniel G. Lyman

Retired Chief Master Sgt. Daniel G. Lyman, 72, of Ottawa, Kansas, lost his courageous battle against pancreatic cancer Dec. 29, 2020, with his loving family by his side. Family will meet with friends from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 17, at Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory Street Ottawa. Inurnment will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. …

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Robert G. “Bobby” Farmer Jr.

Robert G. “Bobby” Farmer, Jr., 70, died Jan. 4, 2021, at his home in Viola, Kansas. Graveside services 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, in Viola Cemetery. Bobby was born on Aug. 5, 1950, at Wilson, North Carolina and was the son of Robert Gene Farmer Sr. and Wanda (Means) Farmer. Bobby grew up on the family farm northwest of Viola. …

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Retired Capt. Lawrence S. Wheeler II

Retired Capt. Lawrence S. Wheeler II, age 80, passed away Jan. 2, 2021, at Holston Valley Medical Center. He graduated from Charles City, Iowa, High School and was a graduate of Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas. He retired from the Kansas Department of Corrections. Lawrence served in the Kansas Army National Guard from 1957 to 1978 and retired at the rank …

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Paul Edward Lundgren

Paul Edward Lundgren passed away at his home in Effingham, Kansas, Dec. 28, 2020. He was born in Emporia, the son of Albert H. and Pauline M. (Johnson) Lundgren. He was 76. Paul grew up on the family farm west of Osage City and graduated from Osage City High School in 1962. He achieved the degrees Bachelor of Music Education …

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James Don Williams

James Don Williams, 68, passed away peacefully in his home on Dec. 24, 2020. He was born Dec. 1, 1952, in Wichita, Kansas. He worked as a jet engine mechanic for 27 years at the Kansas Air National Guard in Wichita. He was Papa to two granddaughters who he was raising with his wife. He was an avid sports fan, …

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