Seung Yeon (Sean) So

Seung Yeon (Sean) So

March 14, 1968 - July 7, 2021

Seung Yeon So, 53, passed away July 7, 2021 at the Stormont Vail Hospital and Trauma Center in Topeka. There will be a memorial service in his honor on July 20, 2021 at 3:00 pm at the Korean Church of Manhattan.

Seung Yeon was born March 14, 1968 in Busan, South Korea to Jin Il So and Jung Ja Lee. A man of deep faith from a young age, he received a Bachelor of Theology degree from Chongshin University and a Master of Divinity degree from Chongshin Theological Seminary. He worked as a chaplain for the Korean Army and as a pastor at Uijunbu Presbyterian Church, Olive International Church, and Korean Church of Manhattan. Upon his retirement from full-time ministry, he worked as a custodial specialist at Kansas State University.

Seung Yeon married Hyeonju Lee in 2015. He became a stepfather to Alexander, Kristopher, and Benjamin when they were 8, 5, and 3, respectively.

Virginia Lee Dyck

Virginia Lee Dyck

May 30, 1924 - July 6, 2021

Topeka: Virginia Lee (Duff) Dyck, 97, passed away on July 6, 2021 at her home in Aldersgate Village of Topeka. She was grateful for a good life and felt blessed with a wonderful family and much love. Virginia was born May 30, 1924, in Newton, Kansas, the daughter of Albert LaRue Duff and Eva G. (Wilcox) Duff. She graduated from Newton High School and attended Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma.

Virginia was united in marriage with Theodore (Ted) Earl Dyck on July 7, 1945 in San Francisco, California, where Ted was stationed in the U.S. Navy. After Armistice was declared, the newlyweds returned to Kansas where together they raised four children: Robert (Mary Leigh) Dyck, Marilyn (Bernard) Bianchino, Kathryn (Steve) Hund, and Susan (Thomas) Wellborn. Virginia was an active homemaker serving home-cooked meals, volunteering as Girl Scout Leader, leading various church groups, and organizing family vacations each year to Minnesota. When asked, Virginia exclaimed, ‘my children were my hobby!’ and she always put the needs of family first.

Ted’s career took them to Chicago where they enjoyed new friends and life in the city. Virginia worked at Elmhurst College until her husband went on medical disability and they moved to Lake of the Ozarks. Now the grandchildren were visiting GramDude (their pet name for Virginia) to eat cookies and splash in her lake!

Jaksyn Eliot Beasterfeld

June 28, 2021 - June 29, 2021   
Jaksyn was born on June 28th at 2:22 pm at 8 lbs 10.3 ounces and 22 inches long he left this world on June 29th at 8:27 AM . He is loved by all and is missed by everyone . He is proceeded in death by his Grandpa Neal Beasterfeld , his Great Grandma and Great Grandpa Reavis, and many Aunts and Uncles. He leaves behind his Mother Danielle his Father Brad and two older brothers Emmett And Bryson and also many more aunts uncles and grandparents an cousins.
Virginia Elizabeth Mofid

Virginia Elizabeth Mofid

March 03, 1949 - June 21, 2021

Virginia Elizabeth Mofid, born 3/3/49 in Lawrence Kansas passed away the evening of 6/21/21. Virginia, also known by a host of grandchildren as “Grammy”, was the daughter of Glen Everette Sterling and Elizabeth Clare Sterling (Gorrill). She is survived by her sisters Catherine Lewis and Victoria Pendleton, and her brother Robert Sterling. Virginia was the mother to four children: Louisa Timmons, Ziba Ramaley, Skylar Sterling-Simon, and Sterling Battelle, as well as the grandmother to fourteen, and the great grandmother to three. Virginia was an amazing woman who lived a life that was fiercely independent and unique, as you would be equally able to find her sitting at a loom weaving beautiful fabric, building a chicken coop, or learning how to build or create something out of nothing.

Cheryl Steinbach

Cheryl Steinbach

June 12, 1959 - May 16, 2021
Beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother, Cheryl Steinbach passed away Sunday, May 16th with her loving husband by her side. Although gone from our lives, she will live on forever through those that she has left behind.
Her husband of 34 years, Jerry Lee Steinbach, her children and son-in-laws Jean M. Suber, Janessa and Phil Ammon, Janice and Brian Reddy, Jodie and J.D Shafer, Riley Steinbach and Robert and Amanda Steinbach. 
Her legacy of love, life and understanding live on within her grandchildren with whom she "loved to the moon and back" Brenna and Forrest Ammon, Savana, Sahara, and Sydney Reddy, Christopher and Lexi Maureen Shafer, Desiree Cronin, Adyn and Aryn Suber.
She was born on June 12, 1959 to Alvin and Victoria Keith in Plattsburgh, NY. Forever their sissy, her oldest of memories will live on through her brothers Greg, Kevin, and Mark Keith.
Loved by so many others that she knew throughout her life, she will always be remembered for her laughter and fun, her honest wisdom, and her ability to make everyone feel important. An amazing Mother, Wife and friend, she will always be remembered, always be loved and never be forgotten.
                                  YUPPERS MAMA! 
Greg Pierson

Greg Pierson

October 04, 1947 - June 15, 2021

Greg Pierson, age 73, of Topeka, passed away June 15, 2021. He was born October 4, 1947, in Streator, Illinois to Helen (Yeager) Lively and Riley Pierson.

Greg married Dee (Lignitz) on July 11, 1970. she survives. Other survivors include, daughter, Stacey (Alan) and son, Aaron (Heather). Greg was blessed with four grandchildren, Jarrett, Randy, Jaelyn and Hunter, whom he loved very much. Also surviving are four brothers and two sisters and numerous nieces and nephews.

Greg served in the Air Force from 1966-1970. He worked as a HVAC technician for many years. He worked at Anchor Robinson Heating & Air, CD Jones and the State of Kansas, from where he retired in 2011.

After retirement, he and Dee became winter Texans in Raymondville, Texas. He made many friends in Texas whom he enjoyed very much. In March 2021, Greg and Dee moved back to Topeka to be closer to family and friends.

Honoring Greg’s wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be a celebration of life at Lake Shawnee Shelter house #4 on June 26, 2021, from 10am-1pm. This will be a casual event, in which you are invited to come and go as your time allows to share some memories. The family request no flowers; however, if you feel the need or desire, please feel free to donate to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital ( in Greg’s honor or a charity of your choice.

Kevan Leif Long

Kevan Leif Long

November 08, 1954 - June 07, 2021

Kevan Leif Long, age 66, of Topeka died early Monday morning, June 7, 2021, after a lengthy illness. Born to Oren and Vera Long on November 8, 1954, Kevan grew up on their farm in Valley Falls, attending school there while helping his parents and siblings raising livestock, tending crops, and pitching in to help with the many daily chores that farm life requires. 

Kevan served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam war. His time in the service took him all over the world, but he spoke fondly and often of his experiences while stationed on the island of Guam. It gave his family so much pleasure to listen to his stories of the warmth and openness of the people of Guam, the perfect weather, endless food and music, and the beauty of the landscape. It was always his dream to get back there someday. 

On August 27, 1982, Kevan married his sweetheart, Annette Butterfield. Together, they bought a home in Topeka where they raised two children, Katheryn Long (Jeremy), and Kyle Long (Sara) until their paths diverged. Kevan’s children blessed him with two biological grandchildren, Oren Long and Bailey Bentley, and five step grandchildren, Ryker, Aunika, Asher, Paige, and Michael, who were loved and cherished equally. Kevan liked to remind his family that he put his grandchildren, all of them, above everyone and everything. They were his world.

Kevin Mathew Liljestrom

Kevin Mathew Liljestrom

December 22, 1960 - May 31, 2021
Kevin Mathew Liljestrom, 60, formerly of Hutchinson, KS, passed away on May 31, 2021, at The Legacy on 10th Ave in Topeka. He was born December 22, 1960, in Duluth Minnesota to Paul William Liljestrom and Susan Jane (Gulder) Liljestrom.

He is survived by ex-wives Birgit Liljestrom, (Germany) and Luann Liljestrom, and four children, Lois, Ricky, Kevin JR, and Rebecca, all of Lawrence.  One sister Kay Larson, Utah, nieces and nephews, and an aunt, Gail Johnston, Minnesota.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul, and Susan Liljestrom and father-in-law, Albert J. Miller, who’s guidance, prayers and unconditional love led him to a belief in Christ the last weeks of his life.

Kevin served in the US Army until being honorably discharged in the early 80’s. He was a mechanic as well as an excellent carpenter and an avid storyteller. A favorite story told was about his grandmother and the bear.  His ability to spin a creative tale was unrivaled.

Cremation has taken place and memorial services are scheduled for 7 PM on June 15, 2021, at Word of Life Mennonite Church, South Hutchinson.

The family wishes to thank Elara Caring and The Legacy on 10th Ave in Topeka for their care and support during this difficult time. 

Beverly A. Lash

Beverly A. Lash

September 30, 1939 - May 29, 2021

Beverly A. Lash, Overbrook, died Saturday, May 29th, 2021, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka following complications from a fall.  She was 81.

Bev was born September 30, 1939, in Norwich, to Carl A. and Grace (Harrison) Oyler.  She graduated from Norwich High School in 1957, and attended Emporia State Teachers College before becoming a Certified Professional Secretary.   Most of her career was spent in the Wichita Regional Office of the United States Postal Service, but in later years she worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Rogers, Arkansas.

Bev married the love of her life, Joe Lash, in 1981 in Benton County, Arkansas.  Bev and Joe lived for many years on Beaver Lake in Arkansas, where Bev overcame her lifelong fear of water and learned to waterski.  They traveled extensively in the US, but when they weren’t travelling their home was always a welcoming Qzark get-away for family and friends and a chance to enjoy some of Bev’s great cooking.  

Samuel ( Sam) Greidanus

Samuel ( Sam) Greidanus


Sam Greidanus 55 yrs. old passed away peacefully at Midland Care Topeka, Kansas 5/31/2021 Sam was known for his love of Horticulture, Art, and animals. He worked at Stiles Farm, Anton’s Greenhouse (Kenosha), Great America (IL), and Sunburst Ski Resort in Kewaskum Wisconsin. Sam loved the outdoors, skiing, and roller skating at Reds Roller rink. He was the youngest of 8 children, had a great sense of humor and kept the family happy with his famous chocolate chip cookies he made from
scratch. He worked at 5-H Greenhouse in Wamego Kansas and was an independent landscaper for many clients in the Topeka area. Sam was also a talented artist who could draw/sketch at request. Every Christmas Sam made beautiful Christmas Wreaths for many clients and friends in the Topeka, St. Mary’sKansas area.

Sam was preceded in death by his parents Jake and Pauline Greidanus, his brother David, and his favorite dog Abby. He is survived by Carol (Rich) Weldin, Karen (Tim) Simo, Tom, Mike, Vince, Paul (Karen) Greidanus, Many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

There will be a celebration of Sam’s life this fall in Kenosha Wi.

Gone too Soon, Always in our hearts.

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