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Leavenworth Area 2019 Obituaries

February 2019 Obituaries

Joseph Jauernig

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Joseph William Jauernig, 80 of Lansing Kan., passed away at his home, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. He was born in Louisburg, Kan., March 13, 1938, the son of Paul and Rose (Noll) Jauernig.

Joseph Jauernig

Joe spent most of his life in Lansing and was an active member of the National Guard. He owned and operated Joe’s Excavating Inc. He loved tractors of any kind and participated many times in the local tractor pull contest. He also was a regular racer at the Lakeside Speedway. His greatest love was his pets and all animals. Teasing his nieces and nephews was a full-time job at all family gatherings, as well as taking them for rides on his tractors. His large gardens each year allowed him to supply the family and neighborhood with fresh produce.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Rose Jauernig.

He is survived by two step-daughters, Billie Sue Conklin and Sheryl Kelly, both of Clearwater, Fla; three brothers, Edward Jauernig (Ruth) of Leavenworth, John Jauernig (Sandy), of Leavenworth, Francis Leo Jauernig (Sandy) of Lenexa; and four sisters, Mary Louise Fink of Eloy Ariz., Rose Marie White (Albert), of Leavenworth, Sister Paula Rose Jauernig, Sister of Charity of Leavenworth and Helen Irene Schalipp (Clifford) of Tijeras, N.M.

Visitation beginning with praying the rosary will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at St. Francis de Sales Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Memorials suggested to St Francis de Sales Building Fund.

Pauline Belford

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Pauline Opal Belford, 99, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Homestead Assisted Living Facility in Leavenworth, Kan., of natural causes surrounded by her children. Pauline was born on Feb. 8, 1920, in the small town of Byron, Okla., to Paul and Inez Rader. She grew up in Blackwell Okla. She married COL (Ret) Jack F. Belford and had five children; Janice, Kathy, Matt, Patricia and Mark; 13 Grandchildren and 15 Great- grandchildren.

Pauline Belford

She will be fondly remembered by all who knew her as an elegant, refined lady who infused style and a touch of class in all that she did. Additionally, her friends will remember her as a person that they could always rely on, being there for them in both the good times, as well as the bad times. Pauline’s children will remember her as a devoted Mother and a dedicated Army wife who always provided for them during the ever-changing military life and who, in her own unique way, helped each of them as they lived their lives.

As a member of the Greatest Generation, she lived through the Great Depression, the Oklahoma Dust Bowl, World War II, the Cold War and the turn of the 21st Century---all momentous events in world history. During her life, she experienced her Mother feeding Hobo’s traveling the rails; the dust blowing through every crevasse of her home; working for the Boeing Aircraft Company, during the War; marrying a professional Army Officer, traveling the world for 30 years while raising a family; retired life on a beautiful lake in Kentucky; and finally settling in Leavenworth, enjoying her Golden Years with family and friends. While living an exciting and challenging life, she also had numerous accomplishments which included; successfully running various small businesses from her home, leading numerous military wives’ organizations which assisted Army families, volunteering in a variety of charitable organizations which supported the local civilian communities and actively participating in her beloved Southern Baptist Churches. Even with all her experiences and accomplishments, she most fondly remembered the little moments that truly gave her pleasure: eating watermelon on her Uncle Johnny’s family farm near Byron; gardening in her yard; sewing clothes for both herself, her daughters and her granddaughters; entertaining her friends in her home and living her faith in Jesus. A LIFE WELL LIVED.

A funeral service will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Cremation will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, please send denotations to “The Wounded Soldiers’ Program.”

January 2019 Obituaries

Margaret New

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Margaret M. New, 97, of Leavenworth, Kan., died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at Twin Oaks Nursing Home following an illness. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa on July 15, 1921, the daughter of Earl J. and Ethel A. (Wood) Burgess.

Margaret New

She married the love of her life, Jack O. New on Dec. 25, 1940, a U.S. Army soldier in Des Moines, Iowa. They moved to California where he trained for an overseas assignment to the South Pacific. She then moved back to the mid-west with their daughter, while Jack was deployed to the south seas. She bought a home in Kansas City, Kan. and worked at the Fairfax B-25 assembly plant as a Rosie the Riveter. After her husband's return from WWII, they moved to a farm where they expanded their family. They later bought a farm in Leavenworth County where her husband built a house big enough for their five children. In 1962 they bought a house in Leavenworth and she lived there until 2018. Margaret worked at Hallmark Cards, the Glove Factory, Leavenworth High School and as a packer at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.

Margaret loved exercising and swimming. She swam at the Leavenworth Community Center until she was 92 and exercised every day of her life. She was a strong advocate for eating healthy and being physically active.

She is preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two brothers, Connie and Bob; sons-in-law, Kenneth King and George Corriston.

She is survived by her children, Jackie (Mike) Beebe of Kingston, Okla., Joyce King of Griffin, Ga., Judy Corriston of Sherman, Texas, Jerry (Linda) New of Leavenworth and Jim (Gigi) New of Griffin, Ga.; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Crossroads Hospice.

Leo Forge

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Leo M. Forge, of rural Leavenworth, died Wednesday Jan. 30, 2019, at Country Care Nursing Home in Easton. He was 80. Leo was a farmer for most of his life and enjoyed working with the land and animals. He served in the Kansas Army National Guard and United States Army.

Leo was born September 3, 1938 in Leavenworth, KS the son of Leo F Forge and Irene Culp Forge.

He is survived by a brother Walter Forge of Leavenworth; a sister, Margarete (Joe) Kowalewski of Clinton, Tenn.; one nephew, Brian (Tina) Kowalewski of Fredericksburg, Va.; three nieces, Marilyn (Ken) Jones of Lenoir City, Tenn., Shawna (Keith) Herd of Pontiac, Mo. and Nancy Forge of Leavenworth; and several great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Raymond Forge.

Visitation will be held at R.L. Leintz funeral home Tuesday February 5, 2019 6 to 8 pm. A grave side service will be held Wednesday February 6, 2019 at 1:30 at the shelter at the Leavenworth VA National cemetery.

Marjorie Krattli

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Marjorie S. Krattli, 96, of Leavenworth, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at Twin Oaks Health and Rehab in Lansing, Kan. She was born April 13, 1922, in Manhattan, Kan., the daughter of Robert B. and Irene (Hoffhines) Swan.

In 1944, she graduated from Kansas State University. On Sept. 19, 1950, she married, Ralph J. Krattli in Leavenworth. He preceded her in death Sept. 22, 2007. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Ella Duckwall.

Marjorie is survived by two sons, Bob (Becky) Krattli and Tom (Mary Ann) Krattli; her grandchildren, Skip Duckwall, Layla (Tim) Barrington, Bob Krattli, Michael (Liz) Krattli, Sarah (Austin) Collins, Anna Krattli and Martha Krattli; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at First United Methodist Church. Inurnment will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Patricia Gachet

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Beloved sister, Patricia Gachet, 58, Leavenworth, Kan., departed life Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at Hickory Pointe Care & Rehabilitation Nursing Home Center, Oskaloosa, Kan. Patricia was born May 11,1960, in Leavenworth, the daughter of George D. Gachet Jr. and Alice V. Gachet.

Patricia Gachet

Left to cherish her memory are her siblings, George D. Gachet III, Mary L. Gachet, Vanessa Spellman, Jefferey J. Gachet, Marcus P. Gachet, Cleve Gachet, Rachel Gachet; her uncle, Jefferson (Mary) Gachet; the McGruder family and the Gilmore family. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Gregory Gachet. She was a long-time member of Independence Baptist Church, of Leavenworth. She attended all local schools and was a graduate of Leavenworth High School.

Patricia was employed by Riverside Resources in Leavenworth, as a Craft Assembly worker. She was also a 20-year resident of Planters II Apartments in Leavenworth, where she enjoyed serving some of the guests and residents’ meals from the service kitchen. She had a hobby for electronics and enjoyed working on numerous small electronic projects. She had a deep loving affection for children, cats, dogs, animals and all things beautiful. She loved and enjoyed watching Turner Classic Movies (TCM), Cartoons, Children’s movies, and binge-watching Nickelodeon movies.

Patricia was very religious, had a deep loving devotion to God and her family. Despite having a debilitating physical handicap, she never complained about her disability, she kept a very positive vision looking toward her life’s future. She was very self-reliant and an inspiration to her fellow peers, which was a blessing from God. She was a very loving supporting sister and friend. We are very proud of all her life’s achievements and the time we spent together here on earth. As family and friends, we are all honored and proud to have called Patricia Gachet our friend and sister. Patricia will truly be missed.

A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Inurnment will follow at Mount Muncie Cemetery.

Brian K. Elliott

February 6, 1967 - January 11, 2019

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Brian K. Elliott entered the gates of Heaven to be joined with his mother and Lord and Savior on January 11, 2019, at the age of 51, surrounded by his loving family. Brian’s mother, Teri Elliott, preceded him in death in March 2005. Father Ronald Elliott is still living. Brian leaves behind a sister, Rhonda Croft; three brothers, Jeff Elliott, Scott Elliott and Lance Elliott. Brian has six nieces and nephews; and 12 great-nieces and nephews.

Brian Elliott

Brian graduated from Olathe South High School and proudly entered the US Army to serve his country in 1987. Following a training accident in 1988, Brian was retired from the US Army and resided at his home in Olathe, Kan.

Graveside services will begin at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, with a procession from R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10th Ave., Leavenworth, KS to Leavenworth National Cemetery, 150 Muncie Rd. Following the memorial graveside service, we will go to Medicalodge of Leavenworth, 1503 Ohio St., Leavenworth.

The family desires to complete Brian’s final wish to complete the remodeling on his home. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting the donation be made to an account set up at Frontier Community Credit Union, Leavenworth, noted as “Brian Elliott Construction Account” so Brian’s last wish can be completed. The family wishes to give our deepest gratitude to Medicalodge of Leavenworth for the compassion and care that Brian and his family received in Brian’s final days.

Herbert E. Glenn II

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Herbert E. Glenn II, 46 of Leavenworth, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. He was born Sept. 8, 1972, in Leavenworth, the son of Herbert E. and Mary (Murphy) Glenn.

Herbert Glenn

On April 13, 1996, he married Julie A. Fenton at the VA Chapel in Leavenworth. She survives of the home. He is also survived by his children, Zachery Glenn and Ashley Glenn of Leavenworth; his parents; four sisters, Jennifer (Corey) Blair, Becky (Josh) Dennis, Rosie Montgomery and Michelle Glenn; his mother in-law, Betty Fenton and his brother in-law, Eddie Fenton.

Herbert worked for the Leavenworth County shop for the past 18 years.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Cremation will follow. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.

Juliet Mary Tjaden

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Juliet Mary Tjaden, 77 of Leavenworth, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at the Piper in Kansas City, Kan. She was born Sept. 14, 1941, in Cottonport, La., the daughter of Filtz and Mable Marie (Ducote) Laborde.

She met Richard “TJ” Tjaden in Louisiana, where they were married in 1965. He preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 2013. She was also preceded in death by a son, Duane Tjaden.

Juliet is survived by her daughter, Melissa (Willie) Lough of Leavenworth.

Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow the visitation at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Charles David Huntington

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Charles David Huntington, 71, of Kasnas city, Kan., died, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at his home. He was born July 27, 1947, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Lowell Lindberg and Ida Marie (White) Huntington.

He is survived by a son, David Huntington of Leavenworth; two brothers, Donald Huntington and James Huntington of Kansas City; and two sisters, Linda McGuire and Anita McGuire of Lebanon, Mo.

Charles was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie; and a brother, Jeff Huntington.

Charles enjoyed Hot Rod Cars, car shows, drag races, music, photography and four-wheelers. He was a member of the N.H.R.A.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 11:30 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Donald Dwain Dodd

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Donald Dwain Dodd, 84, of Leavenworth, died, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. He was born March 2, 1934, in Leavenworth, the son of Theodore and Anna (Finneran) Dodd.

Donald Dodd

Donald grew up in Leavenworth County attending Sacred Heart and Bell grade schools. He worked for many neighboring farm families during his early teen years. After earning a welding degree, Donald worked at the Missouri Valley Ship Yards in Leavenworth before entering the U.S. Navy at the age of 19. Upon enlisting he enjoyed many ports of call while serving as a welder on the USS Roanoke for four years. After his honorable discharge he worked as a welder for various companies in western Kansas and eastern Colorado.

In September 1958, Donald married June Nuss Foster. For many years they operated a foster home in Riverside, Calif., and Wilson, Kan., caring for many babies and small children, three of which they adopted.

Donald was preceded in death by his wife, June, in 2009. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Jenny Dodd-Conner; a step-daughter, Patricia Elton; three sisters, Dorothy Bemis, Florence Haling and Helen Marie Dodd; and four brothers, Theodore, Charles, Lloyd and Raymond Dodd.

He is survived by a daughter, KiAnn Caprice Dodd; a son, Roby Dodd; a step-son, Steve Foster; four sisters, Jeanette Zielinski, Margaret Long, Alice Schneider and Delores (Joe) Urban; a sister-in-law, Judy Dodd; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visitation beginning with the rosary will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Joseph Church, with Rev. David McEvoy, O.Carm. as celebrant. Burial with military honors will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Paul John Kalowski

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Ret. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Paul John Kalowski, 77, of Leavenworth, Kan., went to be with the Lord, Jan. 1, 2019. He was born Feb. 28, 1941, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Ted and Pauline (Stelmachowski) Kalowski.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Barbara (Raven) Kalowski; a son, Paul John Jr. and wife, JoAnn of Wichita, Kan.; a daughter, Patricia Jean of Olathe, Kan.; a sister, Alice of Chicago, Ill.; a brother, Joseph and wife, Donna of Pleasanton, Calif.; two nephews and three nieces.

Paul graduated from St. Patrick High School in Chicago, IL in1959. As an active member of the Boy Scouts he attained the rank of Eagle Scout.

Ret. Lt. Col. Kalowski served honorably in the United States Army from 1963 to 1988 in many capacities including two tours in Vietnam and two tours in Greece as a Foreign Area Officer. He earned numerous awards including the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (with 4 device), Army Commendation Medal (with OLC), Vietnam Campaign Medal (with 7 Stars), Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Overseas Ribbon (with 4 Device), Combat Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Paratrooper Badge and Graduate of Hellenic Army War College (Greece). He worked with Northrup-Grumman from January 1989 until his retirement on December 2018.

He also worked for Northrup-Grumman from January 1989 until his retirement in December 2018.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 9, 2019, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St Vincent's Clinic in Leavenworth in his name.




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