David Chris Dammann

David Chris Dammann

November 14, 1964 - October 09, 2020

David Chris Dammann, son of James and Wanita (Wendland) Dammann was born November 14, 1964 in Wichita, KS. He passed away peacefully on October 9, 2020 in Topeka, KS at Midland Care Hospice two days after a massive stroke.  He attended Topeka Lutheran School and graduated from Topeka West High School in 1983. He studied auto mechanics at VOTECH and worked as a mechanic and in auto body repair. He was a kitchen manager at the local Golden Corral for several years.

He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his mother, Wanita Dammann, brother Daryl (Cynthia) Dammann, sister Wanda (Mike) Droge, nieces Amy Humbert and Nicole Schwartz and nephews Matt Dammann and Brandon Droge.

His greatest enjoyment was watching NASCAR and hanging out with friends at Jeremiah Bullfrogs talking about classic cars.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in David’s memory to Midland Hospice 200 SW Frazier Cir. Topeka, KS 66606 or Topeka Lutheran School, 700 SW Roosevelt, Topeka, KS 66606.

Janice Kay Travis

October 16, 1941 - October 06, 2020

Janice Kay (Larson) (Craig) Travis passed away peacefully on October 6, 2020 surrounded by family. She was born on October 16, 1941 in Concordia to Albert “A.J.” and Maxine (Laflen) Larson.

She was raised in the Concordia area. She had a child when she was young, Laura Faye. She then married Robert “Bob” Craig in Salina and from this union they were blessed with three children, Rance Arthur, Glenda Sue and Sharyl Lynn. Later in life she married Donald “Don” Travis.

Connie Jean Watts

Connie Jean Watts

June 20, 1959 - September 24, 2020

Connie Jean Watts, 61, of Topeka, passed away September 24, 2020. 

A beloved wife of 41 years, her family meant everything to her.  Connie was a caregiver, kind, generous, loved to cook and had a great sense of humor.  She enjoyed camping and motorcycle riding in her younger years, and she was an animal lover and avid gambler. 

Connie is survived by her husband, Marvin Watts; her children, Warren Watts, Jeremy (Stephanie) Watts, and Kelsey Watts; and her grandchildren, Jacob, Kayla, Frannie, Charles and Avalee all of Topeka, Kansas. 

A small graveside service will be held in her honor on October 17, 2020 at 10am at Twin Mounds Cemetary, Overbrook, Kansas.

Patricia "Joan" Long

Patricia "Joan" Long

November 21, 1940 - October 04, 2020

Patricia “Joan” Long, age 79, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at her home in Topeka, Kansas surrounded by family.

Friends and family will meet from 10-11am and services will be held at 11 on Monday October 12, 2020 at Fellowship Bible Church in Topeka, Kansas.

Joan was born in Gove, Kansas to Harvey and Pauline Anderson on November 21, 1940. She was a long term resident of Overbrook, Kansas before moving to Topeka. She was currently employed as a paraeducator at Washburn Rural High School. Joan enjoyed spending time with her family, square dancing, and gardening.
Donna Lisa Villalobos

Donna Lisa Villalobos

July 19, 1967 - September 25, 2020

Donna Lisa Villalobos, 53, passed away on September 25, 2020, in Topeka. She was born July 19, 1967 in Kansas City, Missouri, to Don and Grace Villalobos. She graduated from Topeka High school in 1985. She attended Washburn University. Donna worked for several local employers before she began her career with the railroad. First with BNSF Railroad in Topeka then with CSX Railroad in Jacksonville, Florida. After 20 years with the Railroad Donna was forced to leave her job due to health issues. Donna made so many great friends through her work and while living in Florida. She was so sweet, kind and generous to everyone she met. Always so positive even during the toughest of times. Donna loved gathering with friends, family reunions, dining out, collecting and sharing recipes, playing board games and shopping online. Donna never had children of her own but really loved kids. Often showering the neighborhood children with gifts and treats on birthdays and holidays.

Todd R. Swenson

Todd R. Swenson

August 21, 1966 - September 28, 2020

Todd R. Swenson passed away Sept. 28, 2020 in Salina, KS at the age of 54. He was born August 21, 1966 in Minneapolis, MN. He is survived by his siblings: Mark Swenson, Dauna Swenson Howerton, Sara Anderson, Amy Arce, and his many nieces and nephews. Preceeded in death by his parents: Daune and Marjorie Swenson and brother Bruce Swenson. Todd spent most of his adult life as a construction worker. His charm and wit touched many lives. Cremation was chosen, the memorial service will be at a future date. Please direct memorial contributions in his name towards the Central Kansas Foundation 677 E. Elm St. Salina, KS. 67401 Attn: Loni Pruitt in gratitude for their many years of help and support they provided our brother.

Donald Duane Nixon

May 26, 1950 - September 22, 2020

Donald Duane Nixon passed away at his home in Eskridge Kansas on Sept 22, 2020.He was born on May 26,1950 to Charles and Marjorie Nixon in Zeandale Kansas. Donald attended Zeandale school until 8th grade. He then went to Wamego High school and graduated in 1969. Donald then joined the United States Air Force. While enlisted he was a mechanic. Donald liked collecting Eagles, Knives, and Angels. He was very Loving, Gentle, and Kind. He would give anyone the shirt off of his back.

Carl Valentine Corona

Carl Valentine Corona

December 07, 1948 - September 12, 2020

Carl Corona, 71, passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Stormont Vail Hospital after a short battle with cancer.  He was born on December 7, 1948 in Des Moines, Iowa. 

Carl graduated from Highland Park High School, Class of 1966.  Carl was very much involved with the local music community in the 1960’s, 70’, and 80’s.  He was a drummer for several bands and performed with future members of the Kansas rock group.  He was always proud of these associations and had many friends in the music field.  Carl spent most of his career working for the State of Kansas (42 Years).  He retired from the Department of Labor in 2009.   

Carl spent much of his time after retirement managing booths in secondhand shops and enjoying his pets.  To supply his booths, he and Ellen were avid shoppers and “pickers” at antique stores, estate sales, and garage sales. He also loved caring for his dogs (Spike and Spirit), cat (Cruiser), and numerous fish.  A special passion in his life was his restored 1970 Plymouth Belvedere with which he was always tinkering. 

William H. Gower, Jr.

William H. Gower, Jr.

January 18, 1932 - September 15, 2020

William H. Gower, Jr., age 88, of Topeka, passed away September 15, 2020.

He was born to William and Rosetta Gower on January 18, 1932. He married Eleanore Sherman on January 10, 1964. She predeceased him in 2018. He is survived by daughter Kim Robinett, sons Brad (Shelley) and Jeff, and three grandchildren Lexus, Reilly and Parker.

Helen Mosher

Helen Mosher

September 01, 1924 - September 11, 2020

Helen "Mac" Mosher, 96 of Topeka, passed away at home surrounded by family. Helen was born September 1,1924 to Ralph and Lavena (Dutcher) Allensworth. Helen is preceded in death by her husband James Mosher Sr, sons; James Paul Mosher Jr, Ralph Edward Mosher and Bobbie Lee Mosher. Survivors include brother Steven Allensworth (Helen) son Bill (Denise) Mosher and daughter Patty (Steven) Colclasure. Helen was grandmother to 15 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 22 great great grandkids. Helen was a home-maker and loved to cook. Helen was known for her great cooking, and love for her family. A Memorial will be held for close friends and family September 19, 2020. Memorial contributions can be made to The Topeka Cat Association. 

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