In Memoriums

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Fred E. Butler

Fred E. Butler, 72, passed away Dec. 29, 2020, in Wichita. He was born April 7, 1948, in Goodland, Kansas, to Lawrence and Ellen (Motsinger) Butler. Fred served in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard for many years, including service in the Vietnam War. Fred was the senior supply sergeant for the 1st Battalion, 161st Field Artillery and the …

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Retired Sgt. Lisa Diane Jackson

Retired Sgt. Lisa Diane Jackson, 60, Deming, New Mexico, passed away Dec. 25, 2020, at Mesilla Valley Hospice in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Retired Sgt. Lisa Jackson Lisa was born March 8, 1960, in Denver, Colorado, to Robert and Roberta Clements. She took great pride in her country, enlisting into the United States Army in 1978 as a combat signaler. …

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Retired Lt. Col. James Ted Walters

Retired Lt. Col. James Ted Walters, 89, of Topeka, passed away Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020.He was born Oct. 15, 1931, in Detroit, Kansas, the son of Vernon and Amanda Walters.Ted graduated from Dickenson County High School in 1949 and later went on to attend College of Emporia where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1954. He also attended …

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Retired Maj. Robert D. Onek

Retired Maj. Robert D. Onek, 84, of Topeka, passed away Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, at a Topeka hospital. He was born Sept. 25, 1936, in Hiawatha, the son of George and Dorothy (Fiegenbaum) Onek, Jr. Robert graduated from Hiawatha High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Kansas in 1960. Robert was in the 169th …

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Retired Col. Thomas E. Johnson

Retired Col. Thomas E. Johnson, age 71 of Basehor, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. He was born Dec. 13, 1948 in Norfolk, Nebraska, to Louis and Eileen Johnson. He married his high school sweetheart, Janet, in 1968 and they celebrated 52 years together. He grew up in a farming community, worked for his father’s construction company and in …

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Retired Chief Master Sgt. Roland “Bud” Charles Frankenberg

Retired Chief Master Sgt. Roland “Bud” Charles Frankenberg, 86, Topeka, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Frankenberg retired from the 190th Air Refueling Wing and was a long time host at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard.Viewing will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5973 SW 25th Street, Topeka, where the Knights …

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Retired Col. Dean Rogers Page

Retired Col. Dean Rogers Page of Rossville died Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at the age of 92 at Aldersgate Village in Topeka after contracting COVID-19. Dean was born to Ralph and Ruth Page on Jan. 13, 1928, in Willard, Kansas. One of two children, he graduated from Rossville High School in 1945 and earned a degree from Kansas State College …

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Retired Master Sgt. Joe Blede

Retired Master Sgt. Joe Blede, 73, of Carbondale, Kansas, passed away peacefully at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka Monday evening, Nov. 30, 2020. Memorial Services will be held at a later date due to COVID-19.  Robert Joe Blede was born July 13, 1947, in North Platte, Nebraska, the youngest child of Harlan Edgar and Della B. (Lewis) Blede. He was …

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Elton L. Steinlage

Elton L. Steinlage, 83, of Kelly, Kansas, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at Life Care Center of Seneca. He was born Feb. 26, 1937, on a farm south of Kelly, the son of Ferdinand and Dora Haverkamp Steinlage. He attended St. Bede’s School and graduated in 1955. Elton worked on the family farm where he lived all of his life. …

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Retired Master Sgt. Jack W. “Hackie” Mason

Retired Master Sgt. Jack W “Hackie” Mason, 79, of Topeka, passed away Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. He was born July 20, 1941, in Midland, Michigan, the son of Milton Jasper and Mary Genevieve Mason. As a youth, Jack enjoyed Boy Scouts, reaching the rank of Life Scout. He spent his free time fishing and working.  Jack graduated from William Winlock …

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