Martha Norman

Martha Norman

February 03, 1925 - February 19, 2022

Martha Norman 97 of Oskaloosa passed away peacefully at home on February 19, 2022. She was born on February 3, 1925, in Oskaloosa, Kansas. The daughter of Ezra and Lula (Stout) Church. She was the eighth of ten children.

Martha was a member of the Oskaloosa United Methodist Church and American Legion Auxiliary post 36. She worked at many local retail stores and did volunteer work.

She was married to John A. Norman on November 10, 1946, in Kansas City, Kansas. They farmed and raised three children. Survivors are Mary Helmick, Baltimore, MD, and twin sons John Norman (Suzanne), Gene Norman (Charlene), seven grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.

Celebration of life services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 26 at Oskaloosa United Methodist Church, with a private family burial later. Casual dress. Memorials suggested to Friends of Hospice Jefferson County.

Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 25, 2022, at the Oskaloosa City Hall.  

 
 

Timothy (Tim) Lee Keck

December 29, 1958 - February 18, 2022

Timothy Lee Keck (Tim), 63, of Topeka, KS passed away February 18, 2022 at Stormont Vail hospital due to COVID complications.

Tim was born December 29, 1958 to William (Bill) Keck and Marlene Keck in Topeka, KS. Tim grew up in Auburn, KS. He attended school there and went on to become a correctional officer at Lansing Correctional facility in Lansing, KS. He then had a long stent in the automobile business in multiple capacities. Most recently, he worked for the I-70 Auto Auction.  Tim will be remembered for his love for his children, pets, cars and NASCAR racing.

Tim is proceeded in death by his father Bill Keck and youngest daughter Ashley Gonzalez. He survived by his longtime girlfriend Cheryl Griffiths, his daughter Kirsten Gigger (Steven), granddaughters, Karma Gonzalez and Serenity Gonzalez, his mother, Marlene Keck, older brother, Lynn Keck (Barbara), his nephew, Steven Keck and niece, Andrea Keck. He was loved by many other family and friends.

Graveside services will be held at the Auburn Cemetery on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 1pm. There will be a small gathering for family following this service.

Glenn Elmore Rusch, Sr.

Glenn Elmore Rusch, Sr.

February 24, 1944 - February 14, 2022
 
Glenn Elmore Rusch Sr. of Topeka KS., passed away on February 14, 2022 in the comfort of his home, he was 77 years old. Glenn was born on February 24, 1944 in Louisville Kentucky, he was the son of Elmore Frederick and Beatrice Joan Rusch.
Glenn worked for many years as a contractor, a painter, as well as remodeling homes in Wisconsin, Kentucky, Florida, and Oklahoma, he later retired in Topeka, KS. He was a loving man, Son, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Brother, Husband and Friend. He loved to laugh, tell jokes, he was quite the ornery one, he loved to fish, and for many years he loved to talk around the world on his CB Radio, his CB handle was 108 the Gator. Glenn is survived by his daughters, Linda M. Rusch Hardin of Topeka KS, Glenna J. Rusch Paul and son-in-law Johnathan J. Paul of Tulsa OK, his son Glenn Elmore Rusch Jr. of Topeka KS, his grandchildren, Rose M. Rusch, Kimberly D. Hardin Lowe, Michael A. Tibbits, Zepplin F. Tibbits, Brooke A. Paul Maynard,  Hunter L.A. Paul, Jade M. Paul, Autumn P.S. Paul, his Brother Christopher J. Rusch of Radcliff, KY, and his wife Jewel Kathleen Cashman Rusch of Topeka KS. and his Great-Grand Children.
 

Walter Loren Creviston

May 28, 1947 - February 16, 2022

Walter L. Creviston, 74 of Burlingame, KS passed away February 16, 2022.  He was born May 28, 1947, in Topeka, KS the son of Leo and Claudine (Masters) Creviston. He grew up and graduated from Burlingame High School with the Class of 1965. He married Betty Colleen Zimmerman March 18, 1999.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and two sisters, Diana Prescott and Donna Rieck.

Walt's work history included Good Year, General Foods, Real Estate Agent and Metal Building and Construction.

Survivors include 5 children, James (Adriane) Creviston, Edith (Tracy) Martin, Traci (Todd) Vanschaick, Thomas Heinrich, Terry Aspegren and many Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held Friday, February 25, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Schuyler Community Center, 218 W. Fremont Ave., Burlingame, KS 66413.

Charles E. Dugan

Charles E. Dugan

March 10, 1933 - February 15, 2022

Charles E. Dugan, of Delia, KS passed away February 15, 2022, at Stormont Vail Hospital. He was born at the family farm in rural Circleville, KS to John and Lazetta Dugan, the oldest of their five children.  He attended Ontario, Oak Grove, and Circleville schools. Charles left school at age 16 to help on the family farm. He was drafted during the Korean War and served overseas in Germany.  While stationed there, he discovered a love of photography and was an avid photographer the rest of his life.  Charles photographed many wedding and anniversary celebrations in the Delia and Rossville communities.  He also helped take pictures for the Rossville High School yearbooks. He was a past member of the Holton and Topeka Camera Clubs.  He returned to the family farm following his military service. He later began working at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, where he was employed for 41 years until his retirement in April 1996.  He was proud to have helped develop and build the first Hummer tire at the Topeka plant.  He was a member of Local 307 Rubber Workers.  In 1957 he met and later married Letha JoAnn Baldwin Hundley.  They enjoyed 64 years together.  At the time of marriage Charles welcomed becoming the father of JoAnn’s three little girls, Christine, Edy, and Jeri Lynn, later adopting the girls as his own.  The family started out living in the rural Circleville and Netawaka areas, and then moved to Delia where they have lived for many years. Their son Charles Scott was born in 1961 and son David Lamoine in 1963.  Charles, as a youth, was a charter member of the Ontario Busy Bees 4-H Club, and became an avid supporter of the Delia Early Birds 4-H Club when his children joined that group.  He served as a project leader and enjoyed helping with their 4-H events.

Jerry Dean Christiason

Jerry Dean Christiason

December 14, 1938 - February 10, 2022

Jerry Dean Christiason, of Osage City, went to heaven on February 10, 2022.  He was eighty-three years of age.

Jerry passed away in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family.  Jerry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.  He had a passion for helping others; he enjoyed taking care of the birds and squirrels in his back yard.  He loved wildlife.  Jerry was proud to have served in the United States Navy.  He was loved by many; he will be greatly missed. 

Private services will be held. Memorial contributions may be given to Operation Wildlife, 23375 Guthrie Rd, Lindwood, KS 66052. 

 
 
Randall (Randy) Scott Murray

Randall (Randy) Scott Murray

 
April 04, 1962 - February 12, 2022
 
Randall (Randy) Scott Murray, 59, of Meriden, Kansas, passed away Saturday, February 12, 2022, at Stormont Vail Hospital due to heart disease and covid complications.  Randy was born on April 4, 1962, in Topeka, Kansas, the son of Frank and Donna Murray (Boyer). Randy graduated from Seaman High school in 1980 and lived most of his life in rural North Topeka.

In his youth, Randy raced motocross.  He began working with his Dad at a young age helping with the family septic tank business (Acme Septic Service).  As an adult, he was a heavy equipment operator and later owned and operated a septic and lateral business (A-Z Septic Service).  

In the last few years of his life, he became ill with Vascular Dementia and heart disease.  He was a kind man during this time with a gentle heart.  He loved talking about his children and grandchildren and all of their accomplishments, going to family gatherings and other events with his sister Donita, and going out to eat at a local Mexican restaurant where he would partake in that one margarita.  

Frank A. Bernatowicz

Frank A. Bernatowicz

July 05, 1955 - February 04, 2022

Frank A. Bernatowicz, age 66, of Topeka, Ks, passed away February 4, 2022. He was born July 5, 1955 in Detroit, Michigan to Evelyn Lumsden Maxwell and Elsmont Francis Bernatowicz.

Frank served in the Navy on an air craft carrier from 1972- 1975.He also spent many years as a long-haul truck driver as well as working as a mechanic. He spent the latter years of his life enjoying time with his family and grandchildren.

Frank is preceded in death by his parents Evelyn Lumsden Maxwell and Elsmont Bernatowicz and by his half- brother Michael Maxwell.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Suzi Sides, biological daughter Lizzie Worley of Kingsville, Ms. 12 step children, 8 grandchildren, 24 step grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, his sister Agnes Totman, half-sisters Sue Brown and Martha Arreola and a half-brother John Maxwell.

There will be a celebration of life for those who want to come celebrate and remember him with family and friends on Sunday February 20, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at the Melissa Ann Hanger community room located at 2230 SE 28th St. in Topeka Ks.

*May the winds of heaven blow softly, and whisper in your ear, how much we love and miss you, and wish you were here*

Twana Louise Barton

Twana Louise Barton

January 10, 1959 - February 06, 2022

Twana Louise Barton born on January 10,1959 past away on February 6,2022.
 
Proceeded in death by Bonnie Farris, survived by her father Doc Barton. She was married to Rick Terrill and had five children, Belinda Smith of Beatrice, Ne Joshua Terrill of Thayer, Mo Laura and Bobby Morgan of Alton,Mo Melissa Terrill of West Plains Mo, Rebecca Terrill of Boliver, Mo. She was married to Gerald Riesen and had one child Geraldina Riesen of Thayer, Mo. Proceeded with 21 grandchildren, survived by Dennie Barton of Alton,Mo Judy Barton of Rogersville, Mo  Linda Faye of Seymour, Mo Raymond and Amy Privett of Barnes, Ks  Randy and Eula may Privett of Diggins,Mo Kathy Barton  of Springfield, Mo  Eugene and Victoria Barton of Alton, Mo  Mike Barton of Doniphan, Mo and Shawn Barton of Alto,Mo.
 
She was loved by many other family and friends. Mom enjoyed fun times with her kids, loved to camp at Canes Bluff River, enjoyed time with her kids at Big Indian Lake in the summers, she also enjoyed cards, puzzles and word searches, the outdoors, and going on motorcycle rides.
 
There was nothing that mom  wouldn’t do for her friends and family but most of all for her children who she loved deeply with all her heart, Mom will forever be held in our hearts along with the memories that we will cherish forever.
Pedro Gonzalez III

Pedro Gonzalez III

April 04, 1961 - January 28, 2022
 
Pedro Gonzalez III passed away on January 28th,  in his home at the age of 60 after a 2 year battle with Kidney Cancer. Pedro was born April 4th 1961 in El Paso Texas to Susana and Pedro Gonzalez Jr.
 
Pedro joined the Army December 27th 1979 where he became  an expert in Hand Grenades and a Marksman with a rifle. Pedro worked in Security for a lot of his life, helping out at his father’s Upholstery shop when needed.
 
Pedro married Vickie LaComb on February 24th 1987. They remained married for 20 years. At the time they married, they had a son Pedro Gonzalez IV who was 1 years old. A daughter, Melissa was born 6 months after they married. Pedro and Vickie moved to Kansas in 1993 to raise their kids. Pedro was a volunteer Police Officer for years in Carbondale KS. Pedro also worked at Goodyear for many years before leaving for health issues.
 
Pedro loved to read, collect knives, loved dragons and wolves. He also collected Zippo lighters. He is proceeded in death by a sister, Gloria and his father. Survivors include Vickie his ex wife of Topeka (Stuart), son Pedro and his wife Melissa, 3 grandkids (Kaelynn, Ayden and Lucy), his daughter Melissa Gonzalez (Steve) and 2 grandsons, Bryce and Oliver and a sister in law Denise (Don).
 
A private celebration of Pedro's life will be celebrated by his family in the near future. After that celebration, his ashes will be sent to California where he will be laid to rest with his dad in Landers California. 
 
 

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