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.

Emma Laubhan, 108, Russell, died Friday, July 21, 2017, at Main Street Manor, located in Russell Regional Hospital.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m.Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church, Russell; burial in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Russell.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell. Family will greet guest at the church the day of the service.

Wendi Richelle Kjellberg, 51, Ness City, died Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at Ness County Hospital.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Ness City; burial in the Ness City Cemetery.

Friends can call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday with family present from 6 to 8 p.m., both at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ness City.

Francis T. Wildeman, 81, Grainfield, died Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Gove County Medical Center, Quinter.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Grainfield; burial in the Grainfield Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at St. Agnes Religious Education Center, Grainfield.

A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Education Center.

Alfred Peter “Pete” Heeke, 84, Conroe, Texas, died Saturday, July 22, 2017, in Conroe.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Spearville; burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Windthorst.

A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Swaim Funeral Chapel, Dodge City.

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