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Donald Miner ReinhardtDonald Miner Reinhardt, 92, passed away peacefully at PaxVilla Hospice Care Center in McAllen on March 7, 2019.
Donald was born July 18, 1926, in Bazine, Kansas, to Ben and Neta Reinhardt. He was the middle of five children, having an older brother Franklin, and sister Dorothy, plus a younger sister Margaret, and brother, Richard.
Don completed his first five grades of school in Bazine Grade School in the middle of the depression. In 1937 the family moved to Great Bend, Kansas, where Don completed his schooling, graduating in 1944. At school Don was involved in gymnastics, band and choir as well as being active in Scouting.
Don joined the Navy and was off to Boot Camp after he graduated from high school, serving as an Aerial Gunner on a torpedo bomber. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1946 and then attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, graduating with his B.S. in Biological Science and Predental in 1950. In August 1949, Don married Bonna Maxfield, his sweetheart at KU. Don went on to Dental School in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1950, graduating in 1954. He opened his dental office in his home town of Great Bend, Kansas.
Don retired from his dental practice in 1995, and he and Bonna moved to Mission, Texas, where they bought a home in Enchanted Valley Ranch. Six months after he retired, Bonna had a severe stroke so he spent the next seven years caring for her until her death in 2004.
Don transferred his membership to the Mission Lions Club in 1996 and has been an active Lion for some 70 years. He was active in all Masonic Bodies and is a Shriner, life Elks Lodge member, American Legion (past Post Commander) and VFW. Also a Barbershopper for over 40 years, sang in a quartet, the Senior Ambassadors and Men of A-Chord; a Gideon for over 10 years, a charter member of the Mission Historical Museum. He helped to start and is still on the Board of the Central Scout Museum in Larned, KS. He is still involved with the Barton County Historical Museum in Great Bend, KS. He has been a life long member of the Methodist Church and has become active in the Mission First United Methodist Church. After serving on many committees, Don served as Chairman of the Church Council. He has worked many hours in the church Prayer Garden and helps with E.S.L.
In 2005, with God’s help, Don got together with another lady, Helen Bentsen. Helen had lost her husband, Tommy, just 3 days before he lost Bonna. They had known each other through the Sunday School class at church as well as seeing each other at Museum meetings. They had each been married 55 years prior to the meeting. They were married on September 24, 2005, with all the family’s blessings. They both enjoyed traveling as well as singing, both singing in the church choir. Both are active on the McAllen Community Concert Board.
Don is survived by his wife, Helen, his five children, Russell (Theresa) Reinhardt, Washington, Utah; Cathy (Norm St. Laurent) Reinhardt, Lawrence, KS; Carol Reinhardt, Manhattan, KS; Jon Reinhardt, Jenks, OK; Cynthia (Kirk) Rettig, Cincinnati, OH. His step-children, Gary (Tanya) Bentsen, San Antonio, TX; Brad (Janet) Bentsen, Mission, TX. Brother Franklin of Great Bend, KS, Richard (Nadith) of Manhattan, KS and sister Margaret Hahn of Los Altos, CA. Grandchildren Jessica, Cassandra and Justin Rettig, Aaron (Kaylyn) Reinhardt, Laura (Josh) Hixson, Matt Reinhardt, Erica Castillo, Alexis (Michael) Moyer, Joshua (Tiffany) Bentsen, Liberty Bentsen, Caleb (Jessica) Bentsen, Nathan Bentsen, Matthew (Jackie) Bentsen, Christian Bentsen, Travis (Kimberly) Bentsen plus great-grans and nieces and nephews as well.
Don has tried to live by his Scout Oath and Law and the Lions Motto “We Serve.”
Memorial services will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 1101 Doherty, Mission, Texas, on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 2pm.
Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to First United Methodist Church.
Services are under the direction of Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.
W. Don Bell, 78, passed away January 10, 2019, at his home in Pharr, TX. Internment is at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery in Lubbock, TX. Don was born in Vernon, TX to the late Milton and Juanita (Meredith) Bell of Abernathy. He and his wife, Lucy Bell, lived in Lubbock for many years and retired in Pharr, TX and Ruidoso, NM. He was a lifelong farmer, loved to travel and played tennis every day. He sang in the J Bar J Country Church choir in Ruidoso, NM, barbershop quartets in Lubbock and Pharr, and with the Gospelleers. He is survived by his wife, Lucy; daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Lee McCall of Shallowater; son, Mark Bell of Austin; daughter and son-in-law Wanda and Craig Alsup of Mission; seven grandchildren: Katy Fann; Amanda McCall; Adam McCall; Ryan & Abi Alsup; Ashley Alsup; Brianna Hagerman; and Kashanna Hagerman; and four great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marion Wooten; son, Creg Hagerman; and grandson, Jason Fann.
Charles Kenneth (Ken) Farley
Charles Kenneth (Ken) Farley January 4, 1927 - March 20, 2018 Ken was born January 4, 1927 in Sedalia, Missouri to parents, Lola and Charles Farley. Ken attended Smith-Cotton High School in Sedalia where he met his love, Anita parks. Ken and Anita were married on May 31, 1953 and shortly thereafter moved from Misouri to Arvada, CO, where they raised their four sons, Steve, Terry, David and Jeff. Ken fought for his Country in the U.S. Navy, was a successful realtor and oil landman. Ken had a wonderful tenor voice and loved singing in the church choir and with various singing groups. After retirement, Ken and Anita moved to Weslaco, Texas where they lived for many years. In 2016 they moved back to Arvada. Ken peacefully passed away on March 20, 2018 and is in the arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ. Ken leaves his wife, Anita, his sons and their families, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The full military honors service was held on March 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Ft. Logan national Cemetery.
Joe Melson, 81, passed Monday, June 5, 2017. He is preceded in death by his wife, Marnette Melson, and son, Al Melson. Joe is survived by his daughter: Sharon Grinke of Jonestown, TX. Three grandchildren: Bonnie (Ryan) Ples of Montana, James (Julie) Woeller and Jack (Melissa) Woeller of Arizona. And... Eight Great Grands. A Celebration of Life will be held at the San Juan United Methodist Church, 800 S Nebraska Ave, San Juan, TX 78589. The Celebration is scheduled for Thursday, June 15th at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the San Juan United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 24, San Juan, TX 78589.
Roger Keith Kallenbach
Roger Kallenbach, 81, a loving husband, supportive father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to all passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Mission, Texas.
Roger was born April 9, 1935, to Harry and Mildred (Van Vliet) Kallenbach in Niagra, Wisconsin. He married Carol Jane Hockman on July 3, 1955, at First Baptist Church, Morrison, Illinois. He enjoyed his summers in Lyndon, Illinois, and his winters in Mission. Roger always shared his love of the Lord. He enjoyed many activities including cooking, gardening, singing with a barbershop group, and spending time with family and friends. Roger truly lived his life to the fullest. He was an U.S. Army veteran. As a small business owner, he operated Kallenbach's Conoco Station in Morrison, when gas was 32 cents/gallon. Carol operated the Hole-In_One doughnut shop. Together they ran Kallenbach's Food Stand for the annual ISHA Trail Ride and the Whiteside County Fair. He and his wife enjoyed their last career choice as Over the Road Professional Truck Drivers before he retired at age 79. At the age of 59, he accomplished a lifelong goal by receiving his bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University. In addition, Roger recently fulfilled his dream of publishing a book about his life titled "Travels with CJ by Rog."
Roger is survived by his loving wife Carol.
A. Kickery, 78, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at the Methodist Hospital
in San Antonio, Texas.
Fred MastenBirth: Oct. 3, 1929 Indiana, USA
Death: Dec. 29, 2013 Indiana, USA
Fred Irwin Masten, 84, of Rochester, IN passed away at 1:42 a.m. Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, IN.
He was born on October 3, 1929 in Mishawaka, IN to the late Fred and Louise (Baldwin) Masten.
On November 24, 1976 in Las Vegas, NV he married the former Lelia (Plummer) Ball.
Mr. Masten is survived by his wife, Lelia Masten; three daughters, Christa Trok of Goshen, IN, Lauralee (Thomas) Nothstine of Kankakee, IL and Maralouise (Lee) Ammerman of Mishawaka, IN; son, Kim (Kathy) Masten of Mishawaka, IN; ten grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren and brother, Rex (Karla) Masten of CA.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a great granddaughter, Natalia Nothstine.
Mr. Masten served his country honorably in the United States Navy. He retired from AM General as a safety administrator.
Mr. Masten was a graduate of Franklin College, Franklin, IN.
Music was a big part of Fred's life.
Among the many groups he sang with, he was bass in the Brothers Four Barbershop Quartet and Men of A-cord Chorus.
He also loved gospel music and sang with the Gospeliers at their winter resident in Pharr, TX.
Palmer Funeral Home-Lakeville is assisting the family.
Thornton K. "Tony" Ware, 88 of Westport, N.Y. passed away at home, Saturday, June 1, 2013 of cardiac arrest.He was born August 20, 1924 in Fitchburg, Mass. to Thornton and Susan (Lee) Ware.
Thornton K. "Tony" Ware
He graduated from Milton Academy in Milton, Mass. in 1943. He then enlisted in the Army Air Corps where he met his future wife Ardyce "Andy" who was also serving her country in the Army Air Corps. They began their married life in New Haven, Conn. where he attended Yale University. Their first child Roger Alan was born May 21, 1947. Tony graduated with a degree in architecture in 1949.
They then moved to Berkeley, Calif., and he graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Masters degree in City Planning.
The twins Patricia Lynn and Stephen Lee were born May 21, 1950.
Tony had several positions in City Planning including Seattle Wash. Planning Commission, Northeastern Ill. Planning Commission (at which time Bruce was born March 7, 1957), Kane County Ill. Planning Commission, Rensselaer County N.Y. Department of Planning and the Tug Hill N.Y. Commission which he retired from. When he retired, he moved to Westport, N.Y. He had spent many summers on the North Shore and finally became a permanent resident. He served on the select board of the Village of Westport and was elected Mayor of the village in 1989, a position he held until the dissolution of the village in 1992. Tony loved to sing and was a lifelong member of SPEB SQSA. He sang in groups wherever he lived and in his later years in groups in both Plattsburgh, N.Y. and Pharr, Texas. He was a valued member of the Men of A-Chord in Pharr, Texas. He also was a member of the Federated Church of Westport, N.Y. and an avid member of its choir.
He was predeceased by Andy, his wife of 58 years in 2004; and his son, Roger, in 1967.
Survivors include Patricia of East Thetford, Vt., Stephen (Pat) of Sycamore, Ill., Bruce (Carolyn) of Westport, N.Y.; and two grandchildren, Madeline Van der Voort (Tim) and Alan.
He was predeceased by a brother, Robert; and survived by two siblings, Marion Jolliffe of Chico, Calif. and David of Key Colony Beach, Fla. He is also survived by many cousins and extended Ware and Lee family members.
A gathering in his memory will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday July 7th at the Heritage House in Westport, N.Y.
Burial will take place in St. Charles, Ill. at a later time.
Leroy Evans, 83, of McPherson, passed away peacefully on Friday,
February 8, 2013, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson,
Date of death: February 22, 2012
On February 22, 2012 at the age of 70, peacefully at home with his
family by his side. Beloved husband of Mary (Seabrook). Treasured
father of Alexandra (Mano Della-Vedova) and Amy. Cherished grandfather
Barnes, 91, passed away Monday, May 17, 2010 at his residence in
Joe & Marnette Melson
Apr. 17, 1937 Texas, USA
Stuart John BenedictStuart John Benedict, age 82 of Gun Lake passed away in McAllen, Texas.
was born May 4, 1927 in Hastings, Michigan the son of Harold and
Viola Norton Benedict.
Norm L'HommedieuNorm L'Hommedieu, a past Director of Men of A-Chord died. He was the seventh or eighth man to join the chorus.
The Memorial Service for Norm L'Hommedieu
will be held at the Rick Brown Funeral Home in Mission at 2:00 PM,
Sunday, November 30th, 2008. Pasha Buck will officiate. The Rick Brown
Funeral Home is at 621 E Griffin Parkway (Pecan).
Martin L. "Marty" O'DellMartin L. "Marty" O'Dell, age 77 of Republic died Friday Oct. 26, 2007 at Marquette General Hospital.
was born in Albion, Michigan March 17, 1930 to the late Delmar
and Clara (Chandler) O'Dell. He graduated from Albion High School in
1948 and Albion College in 1952. He retired in 1985 from teaching and
coaching after 2 years at Springport High School and 31 years at
Anderson Middle School in Berkley Michigan.
Wylie Hobbs Miller passed away December 23, 2006, in Weslaco, Texas. He was born in Lucas, Kansas, May 19, 1924, and lived in various Kansas towns during his childhood. He spent his adult life in Hutchinson and Wichita (Kansas) until moving to Weslaco in 1994.
He was employed by Farmland Industries for 33 years, and after 2 years of 'retirement' he opened his own computer forms design business, and then re-retired 5 years later.
He loved to travel, and at that time he and his wife, Phyl, left behind their permanent home and moved into a fifth-wheel trailer and set out to see this marvelous country. After 5 years of the nomad life, they settled in Weslaco, Texas.
Wylie was introduced to Barbershop music in 1975, and was immediately hooked. He sang baritone with the Hutchinson Salt Minors Chorus, the Wichita Air Capitol Chorus, and the Magic Valley Men of A'Chord. He was in several quartets over the years. Soon after starting to sing barbershop, he entered a state contest with his first quartet, the Bored of Education. They won the novice quartet award, and after that he never quit singing. He also sang with All the King's Men in Kansas, and with Just 4 Kicks in McAllen.
In his later years, Wylie developed an interest in wood-carving, and became an award-winning carver.
Wylie was survived by his wife of 48 years, Phyl, two daughters, Kathy in Kansas, and Mel in Oklahoma, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
April 12, 1911
March 2, 2004.
The Heavenly Choir has a new bass singer today! Clayton is home with
the Lord. He was born April 12, 1911, on a farm near Mediapolis, Iowa,
to the late John and Lena Mabel Robertson — the 7 th of 10 children.