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 until 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 until 9 p.m. Monday with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ness City.

Donald Michael Schmidt, 64, Ellis, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at Trego Manor in WaKeeney.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Keithley Funeral Chapel, 400 E. 17th, Ellis, KS 67637; inurnment will follow services in Mount Hope Cemetery, Ellis.

Dottie Arleen Gillen, 89, Centennial Colo., formerly of Meade, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at Peakview Assisted Living, Centennial.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Church, Meade; burial in Graceland Cemetery, Meade.

A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Kimberly Sue (Munday) Nowak, 47, Russell, died Thursday, July 27, 2017, at her home.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell; a private family committal service will follow at a later date.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

Kay Jacqueline Thomas, Denver, died Monday, July 17, 2017, at St Joseph’s hospital.

Services will be at 11 am. Friday at West Bowles Community Church, Littleton, Colo.

Paul E. Becker, 86, Logan, died Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Phillips County Hospital in Phillipsburg.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Catholic Church, Logan; burial in Pleasant View Cemetery, Logan, with military honors by Fort Riley Honor Guard.

Visitation will be until 9 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, both at Logan Funeral Home.

A rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mary Ruth Buchheister, 94, Green Valley, Ariz., formerly of Plainville, died Sunday, June 7, 2015, at her home in Green Valley.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville; inurnment in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Gregory Lynn “Luf” Lovelady, 58, Palco, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at his home.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hill City Christian Church with lunch immediately following at the church; burial in Hill City Cemetery after cremation with a private family service at a later date.

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