Robert “Bob” Bieker, 74, DeLand, Fla., died Monday, July 10, 2017, at his home after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Following services in DeLand, additional services will be at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 19 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Hays.

Rachel Ann (Oshant) Huffman, 90, St. Francis, formerly of Hays, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Cheyenne County Hospital, St. Francis.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, St. Francis; inurnment in Mount Allen Cemetery, Hays. There will be no visitation.

Betty L. (Brendel) Gottschalk, 69, Hays, died Sunday, July 9, 2017, in Hays.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays.

E. Josephine “Jo” Deines, 87, Pharr, Texas, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Amara Hospice Hospital in McAllen, Texas.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Veteran’s Cemetery, WaKeeney.

Ronald “Ron” Lee Leiker, 57, Sandy Springs, Ga., died Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays.

Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service Friday at the church.

Vernita M. Serpan, 90, La Crosse, died Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Rush County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care, La Crosse.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic Church, La Crosse; burial in the La Crosse City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with the family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse, and from 9 to 9:50 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
A vigil/rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Wilfred “Wilf” Jacka, 88, Oakley, died Friday, July 21, 2017, at Logan County Manor, Oakley.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Gove Cemetery; inurnment has taken place with military honors.
There will be no visitation.

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