Dee Douglas Kay

Dee Douglas Kay

September 12, 1949 - September 22, 2021

In Loving Memory


September 12, 1949- September 22, 2021

Dee Douglas Kay (72) passed away on September 22, 2021 in Topeka, KS.  Doug was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma on September 12, 1949.  He is survived by his lovely wife, Jane Kay; Children Tim (Michelle) Kay of Kansas, Susan Kay of Wisconsin, Drew (Wendy) Kay of Arizona, a brother Neil (Gail) Kay of Kansas, sisters-in-law Carol Kay and Carla Huck of Kansas, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  He was proceeded in death by his parents, Billy and Delores Kay, and brother Billy Kay, Jr.

Doug’s life will be celebrated on October 11, 2021 at 10:30 am at Protection Methodist Church in Protection, KS.  Doug had a loving heart that put others first and always wanted love to flow from one to another.   In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that you take a moment, and do something kind for another person.  Additionally, memorials may be sent to Midland Hospice House, 200 SW Frazier, Topeka, KS 66606.


Kaitlyn Dyann Streeter

Kaitlyn Dyann Streeter

June 04, 1990 - September 13, 2021

Kaitlyn Dyann Streeter of Topeka, KS entered heaven's gates on September 13, 2021.

Kaitlyn was born to Jerry and Tammy Streeter of Topeka, KS on June 4, 1990.

Kaitlyn is survived by her paternal grandma, Ilene Streeter of Topeka; her maternal grandma, Velma Wells of Scranton; her daughter, Mireya Streeter of Topeka; her sister, Jessica (Nathan) Soza of Topeka; her sister, Kylee (Charles Wilson) Streeter of Topeka; her nephews, Jackson Soza, Liam Bauer, and Jace Bauer of Topeka; and, several aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family and friends.

Kaitlyn was preceeded in death by her paternal grandpa, Gerald A. Streeter; maternal grandpa R. Larry Wells; son, Elyjah Wayne; and daughter, Syenna Catherine.

She attended Seaman High School and Washburn University. She had plans to return to Washburn in January.

Kaitlyn enjoyed her family and friends and loved them with all her heart. She also enjoyed music, movies, drawing, shopping, swimming, cruising in her van, dark chocolate, ranch dressing, and chicken fried steak. Above all, Kaity loved being a mommy and the Lord.

Services will be held Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at:
North Topeka Baptist Church
123 NW Gordon
Topeka, KS 66608
Parking lot is across the street on the west side of the church

In lieu of flowers, funeral expense donations are greatly appreciated. Monetary donations can be mailed to:
C/O Mireya Streeter
5949 NW 17th
Topeka, KS 66618

Paul Lamar Beck

Paul Lamar Beck

March 14, 1956 - September 12, 2021

Paul Lamar Beck

Paul age 65, was born in Ft. Bragg, NC on March 14, 1956 and passed on to his Savior in heaven on September 12, 2021 in Topeka, Kansas.

Paul Lamar Beck was the son of Paul Estes Beck(deceased) and Dorie Bell Beck (deceased) and step mom, Mildred Cedonia Beck (deceased). He had a brother, John Durwood Beck also deceased. He is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Lynnett Beck, sons, Paul Beck, Jr., Michael Beck (Erica), Jared Beck (Victoria), daughter, Nickol Gould ( Jeremy) and sharing his love for Lynnett’s children, Emiliano Nunez, Dominic Nunez, Maria Nunez, 7 grandchildren, brothers Carlton Fountain, Robert Beck (Kathy), sisters, Delores Forringer (Robert), Charlotte Hooks (Thomas), Kay Gabler (Randall), Sara Smith and Rita Smith.

Paul graduated from Menchville High School in Newport News, VA in 1974. He went to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Spring, CO where he studied Mechanical Engineering. He was active in the AF Academy Choir and sports, starting an AF Lacrosse team. He graduated in 1978. Paul received his commission as rank of Captain, flew C141 cargo planes around the world. He then returned to the AF academy and taught cadets to fly. He served 8 years.

Stephen "Steve" Leon Nutter

Stephen "Steve" Leon Nutter

June 16, 1958 - August 03, 2021

Steve Nutter

Stephen "Steve" Leon Nutter 63, passed away August 3, 2021, from complications of COVID, at his Sedan, Kansas home.  Born June 16, 1958, at Coffeyville Hospital to Gary and Beverly (Wade) Nutter.

Steve spent his formative years in Chautauqua & Montgomery Counties Kansas.  His teenage years in Parsons, Ks.  He graduated Parsons High School in 1976 and Emporia State University in 1978.  His early career was spent working in Emporia, Ks before his move to Topeka, Ks.  He dedicated 35 years to working in the beverage industry for Jayhawk and Crown Distribution.

Family and friends looked forward to his culinary masterpieces on his Traeger grill.  Steve enjoyed baseball, fishing, golf tournaments, Chiefs football, KC Royals, KU Jayhawks, and showing up his brothers David and Billy at poker on holidays.  He married Marilyn Lentz December 11, 2002 in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Steve was a loving patient Dad to Kristen, Natalie & Johna.  And able to tolerate anything his wife Marilyn sent his way.

He was preceded in death by his parents Gary & Bev (Wade) Nutter and infant daughter Kimberly.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn Lentz.  Daughters Kristen (Dave) Duncan, Natalie (Troy) Pearson, and Johna Lentz.  Precious grandsons Dillon & Kyle Duncan.  Brothers Dave (Ann) Nutter, and Billy (Lorie) Nutter.

A Celebration of Life will be held on September 18, 2021, 1:00 - 3:00 pm at Sherwood Lake Club House 6910 SW Fountaindale Topeka, Ks 66614.  Interment will be at a later date at Peru Cemetery Peru, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be sent to Sedan High School Baseball, 416 East Elm Sedan, Kansas 67361.

John Ronald (Ron) Miller

John Ronald (Ron) Miller

January 06, 1950 - September 04, 2021

John Ronald (Ron) Miller, of Topeka Kansas, passed away on September 4th, 2021 at the age of 71. He was a loving, devoted husband, father, and papa who loved most being around his family. Ron was born to Jeff Paul Miller and Agnes Theresa (Stremel) Miller on January 6th, 1950 in Topeka Kansas where he grew up with his two brothers, Darrell, and Daniel (Danny) Miller and two sisters, Barbara (Barb) (Miller) Haines, Annette (Miller) Page. He attended Hayden High School where he graduated in 1968. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washburn University in 1975, and Master of Administration of Justice from Wichita State University in 1979. He began his career with the State of Kansas in 1975, working in four state agencies: Kansas Department of Corrections, Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services and Division of Children and Family Services), Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority, and Kansas Department of Health and Environment. He retired in 2005 with 30 years of service. Also, during his career, he took on some additional part time positions as an Adjunct Instructor of Drug Abuse and Criminality and Research Assistant at Washburn University, certified drivers ed instructor for Topeka Driving School, unit coordinator therapist for Community Addictive Treatment Center, week-end counselor for Mirror Inc., and job coach with Job Readiness Training Program. Post retirement from the State, Ron was a school bus driver for Shawnee Heights School District and park attendant for United States Corps of Engineers at Lake Melvern and Lake Perry.

Hali W R Bouska

Hali W R Bouska

April 08, 1965 - August 30, 2021

Topeka – Hali W. R. Bouska, 56, of Topeka, passed away Monday, August 30, 2021. 

 She was born April 8, 1965, in Kansas City, Mo, the daughter of Harold and E Deane (Hilbus) Passonno. 

She attended Blue Ridge Christian Academy and Ruskin High School. 

Hali worked as a personal care attendant at Menorah Hospital in Kansas City, and later as a call center employee at Convergys in Heathrow Florida.  

Hali was a member of the First Congregational Church of Topeka. 

She married Michael Bouska on December 31, 1993 in Ottawa, Kansas. He survives. 

Survivors include her daughter, Amanda (Tracy) Rudman of Plainville, KS; her step-daughters, Lisa (Duncan Scott) and Amy Bouska of Topeka; She is survived by her brothers and sisters Stephen Passonno and wife Bonnie of Holt, MO, Julie Scherrer of Lee’s Summit, MO, Jane Monterosso and husband Brent of Rochester Hills, MI, Kathryn Jones and husband Robert of Lee’s Summit, MO, Leslie Faris of Rochester, MI,  Allen Matthews and wife Theresa of Leawood, KS, and Sharon Angotti of Lee’s Summit, MO; and numerous loving grandchildren.  

Tony Garcia

Tony Garcia

January 14, 1953 - August 25, 2021

Tony Garcia, 68, of Topeka lost his battle with Covid-19 and passed away peacefully, Aug, 25, with his 3 kids at his side. He was born on January 14, 1953 in Pueblo, CO to Joe and Hermelina Garcia.

Tony was a devoted father, husband, grandpa, mentor, and friend to many. He was a jack of all trades, and master of most. He enjoyed traveling, family gatherings, and answering the call for help on home projects, always with a smile on his face. But most of all, his greatest joy was sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with his friends and family.

Tony had a servant’s heart. He spent 32 years with the Topeka Fire Department, retiring in 2012 as a Shift Commander. In addition to the fire department, he served the Topeka community in numerous other civil service positions over his career.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy; daughter Mindi (Brett) Lundberg; son Anthony (Heather) Garcia; and daughter Marlina (Blake) Beckmann; grandchildren Alexis and Garrett Lundberg; Caitlin, Aiden, and Alyssa Garcia; and Ezra Beckmann; sisters Virginia (Benito) Vigil and June (John) Abeyta, and brother Geno Garcia, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents, sister Violet Garcia, brother Anthony Fred Garcia, and sister-in-law Jerri Garcia.

Friends and family are invited to a celebration of Tony’s life on Saturday, September 4th, at the Garfield Park Shelter House from 3:00-7:00 pm, 1600 NE Quincy St. Topeka, KS 66608.

Neil Jason Killian

Neil Jason Killian

November 22, 1072 - August 14, 2021

Neil Jason Killian at the young age of 48 passed away unexpectedly Saturday, August 14, 2021.

He was born November 22,1972 in Topeka, KS to Roger and Kathleen Killian.  Neil attended Topeka High School and played baseball with the Topeka Stars. He worked in many different industries from hotel to restaurants due to his love of working in the public and helping people.

Neil’s surviving family includes his father Roger D. Killian, his brother Jeffrey S. Killian, aunts Jill E. Toy, Betty Baney and Sarah Ingram (Arkansas), and many treasured and loved cousins, nephews, and nieces. He is proceeded in death by his mother Kathleen A. Killian, daughter Kristen F Killian, grandparents Richard L and Virginia L Young, Roy Killian and Florence Ingram, and three aunts Carol L Applehanz, Susan G Mather, and Donna Killian.

He was an active PDGA member attending many tournaments in the region. He had a real love for disc golf and regularly participated in the Dawn to Dusk Club and Safari Skins League. If you were to guess out of all the holidays which he loved to celebrate the most, everyone knew it was the 4th of July. He was great with children and loved most hanging out with his 4-legged companions. He was a kind person who would always raise a smile, or open his arms to anyone and everyone around him that needed it.

A celebration of life will be held at Crestview Park in Topeka, KS – Friday, September 3rd from 6pm-8pm. 

Marion "Jim" Gruber, Jr.

Marion "Jim" Gruber, Jr.

August 28, 1953 - August 07, 2021
Marion J Gruber Jr. “Jim”, 67, passed away on Saturday, August 7,  2021. Jim was born August 28, 1953 in Topeka, the son of Marion J Gruber Sr. and Betty Norton Gruber. Jim was raised in east Topeka and spent a lot of time in Overbrook, KS with his grandparents. Jim learned to drive a dump truck at an early age and worked for several trucking companies. In 1982 he bought his first truck and started Gruber Dump Trucking. For the next 30 plus years he would work sun up until sun down. Anyone that has ever worked with him or for him will know this to be true. He never wanted to retire or even slow down and he didn’t. He was most recently working for Randy Long Trucking. He worked hard until the day he died as we all knew he would. Jim met Becky Warbritton when they were 15 years old and he quickly became a part of the family. They were married on May 7, 1971. Becky stood by Jim through thick and thin and had just celebrated 50 years of marriage. Becky survives at the home. Together, they had a daughter, Kelli Munsell (Chuck). Jim had 5 grandchildren, Tori (Hunter), Tyler, Travis, Trent and Trevor and two great-grandchildren, Ryder and Eva.  

Alvin “Junior” Downs Jr.

August 23, 1944 - July 29, 2021

Junior passed away July 29, 2021 at Stormont Vail, he was 76 years old. He was born August 23, 1944 in Ashdown, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents William D. and Lois (Hudgens) Sewell and his sister Kay Allison.
Besides many loving family members Junior is survived by his loving dogs, Jenny, Sue, Smoky, Mo and Scrappy. He will be missed by many.
Junior drove trucks most of his life, owning some for awhile. He was still driving for Bahm Construction before his untimely death with Covid-19.
Junior loved working on cars and owning old cars. He also loved going to the casino.
Junior will be cremated. There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.

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