Obituaries

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Charles Basham Posted 1/30/15

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Charles Ellis “Chuck” Basham, age 57, of Omaha, Nebraska, died January 16, 2015 at his residence.

He was born July 29, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Edwin Wallace, Sr. and Mary Lou (Schovee) Basham of Manhattan.

Chuck graduated from Manhattan High School in 1975, from Kansas State University in 1979 with his degree in Construction Science, and from Johns Hopkins with his masters in Civil Engineering. Chuck was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army with the ROTC program while at KSU.

He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) Fraternity.

Chuck reached the rank of Lt Colonel with the United States Army. He was a construction engineer for the Corp of Engineers and traveled extensively around the world including several years in Germany and Japan. A few of his more notable jobs included building runways in Greenland and bridges and facilities during military conflicts in Kosovo and Iraq. Following his retirement from the Army he worked several Civil Service projects for the Corp of Engineers and his last job was with the National Parks Service in Omaha.

Survivors include his mother, Mary Lou Basham of Manhattan; three siblings: Ed Basham, Jr. PhD and his wife Laini of Amarillo, Texas; Bob Basham, PhD of Portland, Oregon and Susan Tholstrup and her husband Spencer of Pearland, Texas and four nieces and nephews: Elizabeth Basham, Sean Tholstrup and his wife Brittany, Caitlin Tholstrup and Erin Tholstrup. His wife Marti resides in Tuscon.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, February 7th, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with
Deacon Larry Erpelding officiating. Private inurnment will be in Sunrise Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Contributions may also be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

Virginia Cleek Posted 1/27/15

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Virginia C. Cleek, age 82, of Manhattan, Kansas, died Sunday, January 25, 2015, at the Good Shepherd
Hospice House in Manhattan.

She was born on January 22, 1933, in Chattanooga, Tennessee the daughter of Dewey and Allie
Campbell. Virginia was raised in Chattanooga where she attended local schools.

For over 20 years Virginia was a school teacher for the Chattanooga public school system. During her
career she had been a Kindergarten teacher and later worked with special needs children.

On February 14, 1954, in Chattanooga, Tennessee she was united in marriage to Marvin S. Cleek. He
preceded her in death in December of 1981.

While living in Chattanooga, Virginia was very active in numerous children’s activities at the Brainard
Baptist Church. She was also was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and Garden Club, both in
Chattanooga.

In 1997, she moved to Manhattan, Kansas, to live with her daughter and family. She soon became active
with the Riley County Seniors’ Service Center, Quilting Club and Crafty Seniors. In recent years she has
been a resident of Stoneybrook Assisted Living North where she touched many lives in so many ways.

She will be fondly remembered for her sweet southern accent and wonderful southern hospitality which
was reflected in her kindness and beautiful smile. Above all she loved the time spent with her daughter
and family especially enjoying watching her only grandchild, Scot, grow up.

She is survived by her daughter, Melinda Gammill and her husband Roy of Manhattan, Kansas and by a
grandson: Scot Gammill of Glendale, Arizona.

Cremation is planned. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

On-line condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website located at
www.ymlfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers memorials have been established for the Good Shepherd Hospice House and for the
Faith Evangelical Free Church-Benevolent Fund. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-
Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

James Copeland Posted 1/26/15

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James L. Copeland, age 83, died on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at his residence. He passed away into the arms
of his savior, and went to join his beloved wife Gerda

He was born James Lewis Copeland on April 7, 1931, in Champaign, Illinois. He was the only child of Eulalia C. and
Harold E. Copeland. He was raised in the Champaign-Urbana area, and left it in 1952.

He attended the University of Illinois High School in Urbana, and completed grades seven through twelve in just
five years, since he had been enrolled as a sub-freshman in a program that allowed qualified students to complete
grades seven and eight in just one year. He graduated in 1948 and went on to major in chemistry at the University
of Illinois, from which he graduated with a B.S. degree in 1952. While there he completed the four-year R.O.T.C.
program, and upon graduation he was commissioned a 2nd Lt in the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps. He enrolled in
graduate study in chemistry at Indiana University in Bloomington in the fall of 1952, and was able to complete one
semester of work before being called to active duty in March 1953.

After completion of the basic ordnance officers program at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Jim was assigned
overseas to serve with the American occupation army in Germany. He was there for three years. He was
promoted to 1st Lt in September 1954. In November 1954 he met Gerda Keck, a young German girl who had earlier
fled from East Germany, and they fell in love. He was richly blessed when she accepted his proposal to be his
bride, and they were united in holy matrimony in the Perlacher Forest chapel in Munich on February 5, 1955. The
couple was blessed with the birth of their son, James H. Copeland, on February 24, 1956, in the U.S. Army hospital
in Nurnberg. The small family came to the U.S. in July 1956 when Jim was assigned to teach R.O.T.C. at Eastern
Michigan University in Ypsilanti as his last assignment. He was honorably discharged in March 1958 after
completion of his enlistment.

Jim returned to his graduate studies in chemistry at Indiana University in June 1958. While there, he and Gerda
were further blessed with the birth of their daughter Karen Lee Copeland (now Zeman) on August 1, 1959. Jim
completed the requirements for his Ph.D. in physical chemistry in November 1961, and the degree was awarded in
June 1962. He then held a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Ames Laboratory at Iowa State University until
he was offered a position of assistant professor of chemistry at Kansas State University in September 1962.

At K-State Jim was promoted to associate professor in 1968, and to full professor in 1974. His research centered
on high-temperature and high-pressure physical chemistry. He published numerous papers on transport
properties of molten salts under high pressure, electrochemistry, thermodynamics of molten salt systems, and
kinetics and mechanisms of molten salt reactions. He presented his work at several American Chemical Society
meetings, and was an invited speaker at the 1969 Gordon Research Conference on Molten salt chemistry in New
Hampshire. In 1972 he presented his work to colleagues in a related area at the University of Karlsruhe in
Germany. He taught courses in undergraduate physical chemistry with labs, graduate courses in chemical
thermodynamics, statistical thermodynamics, molecular structure, and chemistry laboratory program that he
oversaw for most of his career. He served as the Associate Chemistry Department Head from 1981 until his
retirement as Professor Emeritus of Chemistry in 1996. In 1992 he was awarded the Erwin W. Segebrecht
Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award for Academic Excellence and Dedication to Teaching, Research, and
Service. At the college and university levels, Jim served a term on the faculty senate, and for several years on the
review committee for the Bureau of General Research. He was a continuing member of the American Chemical

Society (A.C.S>) since 1962, of the American Physical Society since 1962, of Phi Lambda Upsilon honorary chemical
fraternity since 1960, and of Sigma Xi-The Scientific Research Society of North America since 1961. He served as
secretary and then as president of the KSU chapter of the latter society in 1974-75, and was also chairman of the
KSU section of the A.C.S. in 1973.

Jim was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Manhattan. He was an avid classical music lover, especially
opera, and his main hobby was digital photography together with photo editing and restoration. His love for the
Chemistry Department and colleagues was reflected in his teaching and respect of his students and peers. Above
all his true love was for his family.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Gerda, by his mother and father, by three aunts and uncles, and by
two cousins. He is survived by his son James H. Copeland and his wife Susan of St. George, Kansas, by his daughter
Karen Lee Zeman and her husband Dale of Arlington, TX, by a granddaughter Erika Hahn and her husband Michael
of St. George, by a grandson Alex Copeland of St George, and by two beautiful great grandchildren: Annie and
Oliver Hahn of St. George. He is also survived by his in-laws: the remaining members of Gerda’s brother’s family in
Essen, Germany.

A visitation will be held from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. Friday, January 30, 2015, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen
Funeral Home. Private inurnment services will be rendered by Reverend Michael Ide at Sunrise Cemetery at a later
date.

On-line condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website located at
www.ymlfuneralhome.com.

Donations may be made to Homecare and Hospice. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-
Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Bill Faith Posted 1/29/15

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Bill J. “Bodie” Faith, age 91, of Manhattan, Kansas, died Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at the Mercy
Regional Health Center in Manhattan.

He was born on March 22, 1923, in Manhattan, Kansas, the son of Oliver W. and Alta (Dougherty) Faith.

Bill was a lifetime Manhattan resident where he attended local schools, graduating from Manhattan
High. He later attended Kansas State University.

During World War II Bill served in the U.S. Marines Corps. He served in the South Pacific on invasions of
Saipan, Tinian, and was in the first amphibious group to land at Iwo Jima. He was honorably discharged
as a Corporal in 1945.

On June 12, 1948, in Manhattan, Kansas, he was united in marriage to the former Elaine M. Musil. She
preceded him in death on May 24, 2005. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Constance Faith,
who died in 1942.

In 1952, he founded the Unclaimed Freight store in Manhattan which later became Faith Furniture.
Faith Furniture has been a family owned local business for generations, and up until his death, Bill
enjoyed going into work at the store every week.

His memberships included the First United Methodist Church and was a life member of the V.F.W. Post
1786 and American Legion Post 17. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge, was a Shriner, and while at
Kansas State was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and later the Kappa Sigma Alumni
Association. For relaxation he enjoyed time spent on his house boat the “River Queen.” He enjoyed
spending time out in the sun, swimming and floating. Always concerned for the wellbeing of others, he
often reached out to those less fortunate. For over 40 years Bill donated monthly to the Christian
Children’s Fund and also contributed to the D.A.V. Above all his family came first. The love for his wife,
children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were his true joy in life.

He is survived by two sons: Randall Faith and his wife Lindy, Manhattan, KS; Steven Faith, Manhattan,
KS; and one daughter: Coleen Wallace and her husband Chuck, Emporia, KS. Also surviving are four
grandchildren: Andrea Kratochvil and her husband Mike, B.J. Wallace, Travis Faith and his wife Krista,
Sarah Eimer and her husband Adam and four great grandchildren: Mason, Maddie, Faith and Tyson.

The family will receive friends during a visitation on Monday, February 2, 2015 from 1:00 p.m.until
service time at the Yorgensen- Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 2, 2015, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen
Funeral Chapel with Reverend Melanie Martin officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in
the Sunrise Cemetery.

To leave an on-line condolence or special message for the family, please visit the funeral home website
at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.

A memorial has been established for the Alzheimer’s Association. Contributions may be left in care of
the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Grant Hepner Posted 1/28/15

Grant Eric Hepner, age 38, of Manhattan, died January 26, 2015, at the Via-Christi-St. Francis Hospital in Wichita as the result of an accidental gunshot wound to his abdomen.

He was born January 14, 1977, in Manhattan, Kansas, the son of Terry E. and Christine E. (Reid-Selth) Hepner.

Grant attended Living Word Christian School and graduated from Manhattan High School. He attended Highland Community College. He then joined the United States Navy and served from 1999 until his honorable discharge in 2008. He had served in Japan, Afghanistan, and Djibouti, Africa. Following his military service he worked for Schendel Pest Control, owned The Patio Bar & Grill in Manhattan and was currently working for Ecolab.

He was very proud of his service in the United States Navy but his pride and joy was his son Kale.

He enjoyed playing basketball, football, and going to Kale’s sporting events in Topeka. Grant was very passionate about racecars. He raced IMCA modified cars at local dirt tracks. He spoke often of returning to Hawaii.

On July 30, 2005, in Topeka, Kansas, he was married to Amber Dawn Drake. They later divorced.

Grant is survived by his son Kale Eric Hepner of Topeka, KS; his parents Terry and Christine Hepner of Manhattan; two siblings: Tim Hepner and his wife Michelle of Kingman, KS, and Tracy Woodward and her husband Shanon of Topeka, KS; and nine nieces and nephews: Ty, Thomas, Morgan, Dylan, Jesse, Jenner, Haylee, Hannah and Tyler.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, January 30th, at the Living Word Church, 2711 Amherst Ave., Manhattan, KS, with Pastor Gary Ward officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery at Fort Riley.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:30 PM Thursday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfunerlahome.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Living Word Church or the Kale Hepner Education Fund. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

Richard Lundquist Posted 1/26/15

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Richard R. (Dick) Lundquist, 70, of Manhattan died January 11, 2015, at his home after a brief illness.
Dick was born August 25, 1944, to Ruben and Alzina (Carlson) Lundquist. He enjoyed playing softball as
a youth and served as a bat-boy for a girls traveling team on which a cousin played. Dick enjoyed
camping with his family. He waterskied, cross-country skied, canoed and enjoyed many other outdoor
pursuits. He loved the outdoors and was known as a great outdoorsman.

He was a member of the ManKan Campers Club, the Manhattan Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Club and the
National Camper’s and Hiker’s Association with his family. He enjoyed making jewelry and polishing
stones with his father. He was a member of the Riley County Fish and Game, Camp Fund, a Lifetime
Member of the Kansas State Rifle Association, a National Rifle Association Lifetime Member and served
as a Director for the Kansas State Rifle Association. He was very active as a Red Cross Volunteer and
worked many Kansas State University football games and some of the Country Stampedes at Tuttle
Creek Lake.

Dick was an avid shooting sports enthusiast. He learned competitive three and four position shooting
with the Manhattan Junior Rifle Club. He then assisted his parents as instructors for the Junior Rifle
Club. His love for shooting sports continued his entire life. He was an NRA Certified Instructor in
multiple disciplines, a 4-H Certified Rifle Instructor, and a Hunter’s Education Instructor. Dick helped
with the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Youth Outdoor Camp, with Becoming an Outdoors-Woman
Workshop as a rifle instructor and with Women on Target also with rifle instruction. Dick was a Friends
of Fancy Creek Range member and Range Safety Officer. He was very involved in the initial work for
building Fancy Creek Range. He instructed youth shooting for the Manhattan Jaycee’s BB Gun Team and
Riley/Pottawatomie 4-H. He engineered a way to make BB Gun stocks adjustable to grow with the
youth using them. Dick enjoyed competitive shooting. He participated in three position small bore rifle
matches, small bore silhouette matches, high power silhouettes matches, and muzzle loading “games”.

He was always watching his Manhattan Rifle Club and North Central Gallery League team members and
friends for ways to help them improve their shooting skills. He was always the teacher.

Dick was very involved as a Scout Volunteer for many, many years. He was a youth and a Scout Master
for Troop 75 and a Scout Master for Troup 76. He went on several winter Scouting High Adventure trips
to OKPIC at Ely on the Minnesota-Canada Border. He also took Scouts to Philmont in New Mexico over a
dozen times. He was a great outdoorsman and very respected by the youth. He believed it was
important for the youth to be the leaders in scouting. He was a very positive influence in the lives of
many Scouts over the years.

Dick received the Vigil Honor from the Order of the Arrow in 1973. He received the Kidi Kidish Lodge OA
Founders Award in 1995. He also received the Silver Beaver Award from the Coronado Area Council in
1994.

During high school, Dick worked in his father’s business helping to hang wall paper and paint homes and
businesses in Manhattan. Dick worked as a surveyor for the Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming
shortly after graduating from high school. He then worked as a surveyor for a company out of Clay
Center. He later began working for G-R Manufacturing, a business he later purchased and continued to
operate. At his business, he built DOHICKEYS, GADGETS & THINGAMAJIGS. Those included many
specialized pieces of scientific equipment: the Warner-Bratzler Shearer and Slice Shearer for meat
tenderness testing, spore samplers and very specific instruments for testing eye tissue toughness of the
cornea for which he became an author on a Scientific Journal Article.

Among his most recent hobbies were watching and feeding the birds and other creatures which
wandered through his yard. He truly enjoyed watching the new life around him each spring.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Ruben and Alzina Lundquist, a brother that died at birth and
his uncle, Clifford Lundquist.

Survivors include his brother, Larry (Donna) Lundquist of Ft. Benton, Montana, a niece, Gina Johnson
and her husband Marcus, and nephew, Lorne Lundquist and his wife Roylene, and eight great-nieces and
nephews. He is also survived by his rifle club teammates, his Scout Leadership team and many, many
friends and former scouts and their families.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, January 31st, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen
Funeral Chapel with Reverend Ben Duerfeldt officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunset Cemetery in
Manhattan.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at
www.ymlfuneralhome.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas State Rifle Association Foundation or the Boy Scouts
of America, Coronado Area Council. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-
Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

Gerald Nelson Posted 1/31/15

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The family realized today that they had omitted two brothers by mistake. Here is another corrected obit. Thanks for you help and sorry for the trouble. Rob

Gerald Dean Nelson, 76, of Manhattan, formerly of Blaine, Kansas, died Thursday, January 29, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. He was a long time resident of the area.

Gerald was born on June 27, 1938, in Manhattan, Kansas, the son of Frank J. and Velma Edwards Nelson. He attended local schools.

In his early years, Gerald worked as a truck driver. He then went to the oil fields of California. He was a tool pusher on production rigs. He lived in the Bakersfield, California area for many years. He then moved to Blaine and Westmoreland. He enjoyed raising horses in California. In Kansas, Gerald and Sue bowled weekly in a local bowling league, he enjoyed playing Bingo, but, his passion was fishing.

He married Winona Sue Michael on August 24, 1956, in Humbolt, Kansas. She preceded him in death on August 4, 2002.

Gerald is survived by his children; Shelly Reeves (Allan), Westmoreland, Terry Nelson, and Johnathan Nelson (Stephanie), both of Westmoreland; siblings, Urma Frazee, Westmoreland, Bertha Nelson, Pattonsburg, Missouri, Barbara Nelson, Elmira, New York, Betty Smith (Jim Wyant), Manhattan, Bill Nelson (Pat), McCloud, Oklahoma, Albert Nelson (Faith), Topeka; 13 grandchildren, four of which Gerald and Sue raised following their mothers’ deaths, Christy McDaris (Todd), Westmoreland, Tori Cook (Tim), Manhattan, Shanna Nelson (Donny), Manhattan; fourteen great-grandchildren; and long time companion, Theresa Frazier. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Janet McDaris and Lori Nelson; one son, Larry Nelson; grandson, Donnie McDaris; and siblings, Patricia Dugan, Francis Nelson, Eldon Nelson, Frank Nelson and David Nelson.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at Campanella-Evans Mortuary in Wamego. Reverend Jim Kiker will be officiating. Burial will follow at Westmoreland City Cemetery. Mr. Nelson will lie-in-state on Monday, beginning at 2:00 p.m. and the family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. They suggest memorial contributions to the Good Shepherd Hospice House, and those may be sent in care of the mortuary. Online condolences may be made at www.campanellafuneral.com.

Shirley Rogers Posted 1/26/15

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Shirley Rogers, age 77, of Ogden, died Friday January 23, 2015 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.

She was born on July 1, 1937 in Huron, Kansas the daughter of Karl and Lauretta (Morehead) Hudson.

On April 24, 1954 in Ogden she was unite in marriage to Oscar A. Rogers. He preceded her in death on August 5, 2002.
Shirley was a member of the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ogden.

In addition to her husband she was also preceded in death by her son Steve Rogers in 2006 and also her brother and her sister.

Shirley is survived by her daughters, Debbie Rogers, of Ogden and Diane Robb (Eric), of Dacono, Colorado. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Dana Robb, of Manhattan and Lisa Carpenter of St. Augustine, FL; great-grandchildren: Derek Robb, Domonic Robb, Daeshawn Bryant Sr., Devin Bryant, and Joey Parish; and great-great grandson, Daeshawn Bryant Jr.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Thursday January 29, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ogden with Father Merlin Kieffer as celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Ogden.

Memorial Funds are suggested to the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Richard Russell Posted 1/30/15

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Richard Harland “Dick” Russell, age 88, of rural Manhattan, died January 29, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan, as the result of injuries he sustained in an auto accident.

Dick was born April 20, 1926, in Green, Kansas.

He graduated from Manhattan High School. He joined the United States Navy on November 20, 1943 and served as a Hospital Apprentice 2nd Class. Following his military service he was a rancher.

Dick was a member of the American Legion Post # 17 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 1786 both of Manhattan.

He enjoyed watching rodeos but loved his time spent with his family and friends.

On September 25, 1949, in Osborne County, Kansas, he was married to Ramona Carol Mayfield. Mrs. Russell preceded him in death on October 5, 2010. He was also preceded in death by his brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his three children: James E. Russell and his wife Pauline of Rio Rancho, NM, Carol J. Russell of Prairie Village, KS, and Jerry D. Russell and his wife Karen of Cedar Vale, KS; his companion, Dorothy Beckley of Wamego, KS; seven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Cremation is planned with memorial services to be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, February 21st, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Pastor Paul Barkey officiating.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Hospice House or the Peace Memorial Auditorium. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Terry Schlegel Posted 1/28/15

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Terry (“Sparky”) Andrew Schlegel, 61, of Manhattan, passed away Monday, January 26th, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.

Terry was born in Manhattan, on July 19, 1953, the son of Marjorie Frances (Noll) Schlegel and the late William A. Schlegel. He was a graduate of Luckey High School in 1971 and Manhattan Area Vocational Technical School, a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church, and an avid fisherman. Terry spent most of his career working as an auto technician at Dick Edwards Ford in Manhattan, where he was referred to by many as “the transmission expert.” He also worked for the City of Manhattan, the Manhattan Auto Machine Shop and the former Livengood Transmission in Salina.

Survivors include his daughter, Kassie, wife of Mat Plummer, of Prairie Village, KS; a sister, Teresa M, wife of Kurt McMillan, of Home City, KS, two brothers, Andy, husband of Diane Schlegel, of Alma, KS; brother-in-law: Pat Neel of Wamego, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Terry was preceded in death by his grandparents, his father William A. Schlegel; a brother Matthew S. Schlegel; a sister Shirley F. Neel; a nephew, Billy Neel; sister-in-law, Debbie Schlegel; a great nephew: Owen DeMars and a great-niece, Fayelle Hutchinson.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday and Friday from 9:00am-8:00pm. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 30, from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, with a Prayer/Vigil service beginning at 7:00pm at the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home & Cremation.

On Saturday, January 31, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Seven Dolors Catholic Church, 267 S. Juliette, Manhattan, at 10:00am with Father Joe Popelka officiating. Burial will follow the service at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Flush, KS where his family members are buried.

The family requests that donations be made to The Saint Joseph’s Chapel for Perpetual Adoration at Seven Dolors, 731 Pierre Street, Manhattan, KS 66502.

For more information, to send an online condolence or a gift, visit the funeral homes website at irvinparkview.com. Arrangements by Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan

James Wiegert Posted 1/26/15

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After a hard fought and courageous battle with ALS, James A. Wiegert (Jim) passed away on January 23rd, 2015, at The Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.

Jim was born on February 8th, 1945, to Wilbur (Bud) and Ruth Wiegert in Sabetha, Kansas. Jim attended elementary school in Midway and graduated from high school in Moran, Kansas. Shortly after graduation he was drafted into the United States Army, becoming a driver in the 120th Transportation Company, 6th Transportation Battalion. He was deployed to the Vietnam War for one year, serving in Long Binh and was honorably discharged as a Specialist Four in 1971.

Jim spent the next 35 years working in the petroleum equipment industry in management of sales and service. While working in Omaha, Nebraska, Jim met Cheryl Schleu, who was his bride and best friend for 46 years.

Jim’s greatest passions were family, K-State sports, and cars. His genuine personality, impeccable work ethic, and subtle sense of humor will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Jim was very proud of his service in the Armed Forces and carried the utmost respect for his comrades in all branches of military service.

He is survived by his wife Cheryl, of the home; son Jamie, Manhattan; daughter Sarah Hayhurst & husband Michael, of Cumberland, Rhode Island; daughter Holly Parikh & husband Neil, grandchildren Olivia, Josie & Samuel, Manhattan; and sister, Jerilyn Wiegert, Augusta, Kansas.

The family will greet friends during a visitation from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday January 27, 2015 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday January 28, 2015 at the First Lutheran Church in Manhattan, with Pastor William George officiating. Jim will be laid to rest at the Kansas Veteran’s Cemetery, with military honors from the U.S. Army at Fort Riley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association, The Good Shepherd Hospice House, or First Lutheran Church of Manhattan. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com