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Fagan,
Clyde
E.
Fagan,
Clyde
Mrs.
Fagan,
Psyche
Fagan,
Theresa
Fagan,
Velma
C.
Fagan,
Wallace
A.
Fairbanks,
Carolina
Amelia
Fairbanks,
Clarence
Alpheus
Fairbanks,
Gary
D.
Fairbanks,
Helen
Fairbanks,
Ira
Wellington
Fairbanks,
John
H.
Fairbanks,
Joseph
L.
Fairbanks,
Lloyd
R.
Fairbanks,
Marie
L.
Fairbanks,
Michael
Dean
Fairbanks,
Violet
Lavina
Falk,
Agnes
Falk,
Almon
Theodore
Falk,
Arthur
A.
Falk,
August
G.
Falk,
Caroline
A.
Falk,
Chester
A.
Falk,
Emma
A.
Falk,
Fred
Falk,
Geraldine
May
Falk,
Lester
P.
F alk,
Louis
F.
Falk,
Orlin
A.
Falk,
Oscar
William
Falk,
Raymond
A.
Falk,
Selma
E.
Falk,
William
Falkenstien,
Earl
Falkenstien,
Edith
I.
Falkenstien,
Gene
O.
Falkenstien,
Geraldine
Frances
Falkenstien,
Isla
Falkenstien,
Jesse
G.
Falkenstien,
Laura
B.
Falkenstien,
Lester
Falkenstien,
Minnie
Rosetta
Falkenstien,
Phil
D.
Falkenstien,
Terry
Wayne
Falkenstien,
Wayne
T.
Farley,
Elmer
J.
Fees
Blanche
Hoover
Feiden,
Loyal
W.
Ferguson,
Aldeen
L.
Ferguson,
Cecil
A.
Ferguson,
Fred
Lincoln
Ferguson,
Harold
Ferguson,
Nellie
Olive
Fields,
Byron
E.
Fields,
Clara
Fields,
Clara
Knipp
Fields,
Clifford
D.
Fields,
Edward
L.
Fields,
Fannie
E.
Fields,
Flossye
E.
Fields,
Galen
H.
Fields,
Harry
W.
Fields,
John
William
Fields,
Nora
Ellen
Fields,
Oscar
M.
Fields,
Ruth
M.
Fields,
Ward

 

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FALK, ALMON THEODORE (NO DATE)

Almon Theodore “A.T.” Falk, 86, Topeka, died Sunday, May 24, 1992, at a Topeka retirement home.

Mr. Falk worked for Mobil Oil Co. 28 years before he retired in 1971 in Wichita and returned to Topeka.

He was born March 7, 1906, in Wheaton, the son of William Fredrick and Agnes Kopplin Falk, and grew up in Pottawatomie County. He moved to Topeka in 1925 and attended Strickler’s Business College.

Mr. Falk was a member of Grace Episcopal Cathedral.

He was married to Marjorie B. Paige August 2, 1930, in Topeka. She survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Janet Miller, Mesa, AZ; a son, William L. Falk, Topeka; a brother, William Falk, Onaga; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home. Entombment will be in Mount Hope Mausoleum.

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FAIRBANKS, JOSEPH L. (NO DATE)

Rossville – Joseph L. Fairbanks, 80, Rossville, died Monday, January 29, 1996, at a Topeka hospital.

Mr. Fairbanks worked for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. from 1948 until he retired in 1974. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served in the submarine fleet. He served more than 12 years overseas before he retired from the Navy in 1948.

He was born November 27, 1915, at St. Clere, the son of Frank and Ethel Balylock Fairbanks.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Fairbanks, in 1970. He later married Doris White on October 19, 1972. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Joseph Fairbanks Jr., Las Vegas, Nevada and George Fairbanks, Emmett; a step-daughter; three stepsons; two sisters, Rena F. Powers, Aurora, Colorado, and Doris Lange, Victorville, California; a brother, Hugh Fairbanks, Rossville; and four grandchildren.

Mr. Fairbanks also was preceded in death by a son, Hugh James Fairbanks, in 1966.

Mr. Fairbanks donated his body to medical science at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Rossville Bible Church. Inurnment will be at a later date at St. Clere Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rossville Bible Church and sent in care of the church. Piper-Verschelden Funeral Home at St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

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FALK, LOUIS F. (1989?)

Louis F. Falk, 51, is Victim of Heart Attack – Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church for Louis F. Falk, 51, of Topeka, who died of a heart attack Monday in a Topeka hospital. He had been admitted to the hospital September 26 th.

He was born July 8, 1916 at Blaine and attended public schools there. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He was a charter member of Faith Lutheran Church. He was chief of the building management division at the Topeka VA Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Virgie Falk, at home; two daughters, Karen Falk and Susan Falk, both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Davis of Overland Park and Mrs. Verneda Valburg of Blaine; and two brothers, Raymond Falk of Onaga and Orlin Falk of Wheaton.

Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Topeka.

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FIELDS, GALEN H. (NO DATE)

Galen H. Fields, 76, Onaga, died Monday, December 25, 1995, at Community Hospital in Onaga.

He was born October 2, 1919, at Onaga, the son of Harry and Flossye Grindle Fields. He was a 1937 graduate of Onaga High School.

Mr. Fields worked for the WPA after high school. He then worked at the Holton Sale Barn, the Rezac Sale Barn at St. Marys, the Zima Sale Barn at Emmett, and the Onaga Barn. He also drove the feed truck at the Farmer’s Co-Op at Onaga.

He is survived by a cousin, Dorothy Wright, of Topeka.

Cremation is planned. Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, December 29, at Tessendorf-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Onaga. Inurnment will be at a later time at the Havensville Cemetery.

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FIELDS, OSCAR M. (5-31-1968)

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home for Oscar M. Fields, 83, of 413 Rogers. Burial will be in Topeka Cemetery.

He died Thursday in a Topeka hospital where he had been readmitted May 12. Earlier he had been a patient in the same hospital from March 17 to April 3 and was readmitted April 5 and later released. He had a heart ailment.

Mr. Fields was born January 19, 1885, at Onaga. He had been a Topeka resident the last 55 years. He was employed by Capital Iron Works until his retirement nine years ago.

He was married to Nellie Johnson, November 7, 1903, at Onaga. She survives at the home.

Other survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Mary Tucker of Hollywood, CA, Mrs. Ruby Rugg of Fayette, MO, Mrs. Etta Crable of 505 Kouns, and Mrs. Faye Knight of 1255 Topeka; 21 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-*****

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FIELDS, EDWARD L. (3-3-1977)

Funeral services for Edward L. Fields, 54, of Havensville, were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tessendorf Mortuary at Onaga, with cremation following. Mr. fields died Wednesday, February 23 at Veterans Hospital in Topeka after a long illness.

He was born June 19, 1922, at Onaga and attended school here. For the last several years he had owned and operated a tavern and upholstery business in Havensville.

He was a World War II veteran and a member of Glenn Nicholas Post No. 333 American Legion at Havensville.

He was married July 13, 1964 to Roberta Elkins at Las Vegas, Nevada. She survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Sherry Brown of Lakewood, CO; a son, Larry Fields of California; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Fields of Havensville; two brothers, Earl Fields of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Byron Fields of Littleton, CO; and four grandchildren.

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FIELDS, CLIFFORD D. (8/77)

Clifford D. Fields, 78, of Havensville died Tuesday in the Seneca hospital. He had been ill several years.

He was born September 2, 1898 at Onaga. He was a member of the Havensville Christian Church.

Mr. Fields was employed for the Union Pacific and Santa Fe railroads for many years and later was a water well driller in Northeast Kansas.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth, of the home; two sons, Earl Fields of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Byron Fields of Littleton, CO; two sisters, Mrs. Veda Novotny and Mrs. Elsie Watson, both of Kansas City, MO., a brother, Earl Fields of Camp Verde, AZ; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Edward fields, on February 23, 1977.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Tessendorf Mortuary in Onaga with burial in the Neuchatel Cemetery.

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FAGAN, VELMA C. (NO DATE)

Velma C. Fagan, 78, Topeka, died Thursday, June 29, 1989, at a Topeka convalescent center.

She was born April 17, 1911, in Arkansas City, the daughter of Herman and Anna Kloxin Scheller. She lived in the Marysville community until she was married. She lived in Barnes from 1945 until 1986, when she moved to Topeka.

Mrs. Fagan was a member of the Christian Church in Barnes.

She was married to Leamon I. Hamilton on March on March 6, 1934, in Hiawatha. He died May 20, 1983. She was married to Clyde E. Fagan on February 24, 1959, in Alma. He died May 20, 1983.

Survivors include a daughter, Jane Hamilton Shy, Topeka; a stepdaughter, Betty Kisby, Clifton; a stepson, Duane Fagan, Austin, Texas; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Youngberg Funeral Home in Waterville. Burial will be in Marysville Cemetery. Mrs. Fagan will lie in state from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Parker-Price Mortuary, where the family will receive friends from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The casket will remain closed. Mrs. Fagan later will lie in state after 10 a.m. Monday at Youngberg Funeral Home in Waterville. Memorial contributions may be made to Kansans for Improvement of Nursing Homes, 913 Tennessee, Suite 2, Lawrence 66044.

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FERGUSON ,HAROLD (NO DATE)

Services were at 2 p.m. Monday, November 20, at Tessendorf Mortuary in Onaga for Harold Ferguson, 70, Colorado Springs, CO, who died Friday, November 17, 1989, at a Topeka hospital. He was visiting relatives in Kansas when he became ill.

Mr. Ferguson worked in custodial and supply at the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs before he retired in 1984. He previously was an attendant at Winter General Hospital in Topeka.

He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, having served in many campaigns in the Pacific. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in several states before the war.

He was born November 15, 1919, in Westmoreland, the son of Fred and Nellie Shuberg Ferguson, and attended Westmoreland, Onaga and Havensville schools.

Survivors include two daughters, Deana Camp, Shiprock, NM, and Ann Renee Lalone, Henderson, Nevada, two sons, Stephen Ferguson and Rickie Ferguson, both of Colorado Springs; and three brothers, Floyd Ferguson, Vancouver, WA, Cecil Ferguson, Wamego, and Tom Ferguson, Dallas, Texas.

Burial was in Onaga Cemetery.

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FIELDS, FLOSSYE E. MRS. (NO DATE)

Mrs. Flossye E. Fields, 91, rural Onaga, died Monday, March 4, 1991, at Golden Acres Nursing Home in Onaga.

She was born January 17, 1900, in the Neuchatel community north of Onaga, the daughter of Ezra E. and Annie E. White Grindle. She lived in the Onaga community 85 years.

Mrs. Fields was a member of the Christian church in Havensville.

She was a long-time member of the Christian Church in Havensville.

She was married to Harry W. Fiends in 1918. He died in 1967.

Survivors include a son, Galen Fields, Onaga.

Services were at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at Tessendorf Mortuary in Onaga. Burial was in Havensville Cemetery in Havensville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the activity fund at Golden Acres Nursing Home in Onaga.

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FERGUSON, CECIL A. (NO DATE)

Cecil A. Ferguson, 78, of Wamego died Saturday, January 27, 1990, at a Topeka hospital.

Mr. Ferguson worked for the Pottawatomie County Road Department for several years before he retired.

He was a member of Onaga Lodge No. 188, AF&AM.

Mr. Ferguson was born January 9, 1912, in Broderick, the son of Fred and Nellie Shuberg Ferguson.

He was married to Aldeen Berges in Onaga. She died July 4, 1987.

Survivors include two sons, Bergess Ferguson, Upper Marlboro, MD, and Thomas R. Ferguson, Indianapolis; two brothers, Floyd Ferguson, Vancouver, WA and Thomas Ferguson, Dallas; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday January 31, at Tessendorf Mortuary in Onaga. Burial will be in Onaga Cemetery.

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FALKENSTIEN, EDITH I. (NO DATE)

Mrs. Edith Isabel Falkenstien, 94, Lawrence, KS, died Wednesday, May 29, 1991, at a Lawrence retirement home.

Mrs. Falkenstien worked 21 years for Standard Mutual Life Insurance Co. of Lawrence before she retired. During World War II she was a registered nurse’s aide for the American Red Cross.

She was born April 1, 1897, in Frankfort, the daughter of William Frank and Emma Ellen McDonald Gosper. She was graduated from Kansas City Business College in 1920, and had lived in Lawrence since 1921.

Mrs. Falkenstien was a member of First United Methodist Church in Lawrence, Autumn Club of Lawrence, a past matron of Adah Chapter No. 7 of the Order of Eastern Star and a former member of Lawrence Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

She was married to Earl L. Falkenstien on June 24, 1921. He died April 12, 1965.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Simonett, Rogue River, OR; a son, Max Falkenstien, Lawrence; a sister, Faye Thomas, Lawrence; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Falkenstien was cremated. Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Friday, May 31, in Lawrence Presbyterian Manor Chapel. Private inurnment was in Memorial Park Cemetery at Lawrence.

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FALKENSTIEN, LAURA B. (NO DATE)

Mrs. Laura B. Falkenstien, 95, Onaga, died Thursday, January 31, 1991, at Onaga Community Hospital.

Mrs. Falkenstien taught in a rural school east of Havensville for two years.

She was born February 23, 1895, near Havensville, the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Richardson Taylor. She grew up in the Onaga community, was graduated from Onaga High School in 1914 and attended Kansas State Agriculture College in Manhattan one and one half years.

She was married to Jesse G. Falkenstien of Onaga on June 2, 1920. He died May 11, 1984. A son, Wayne Falkenstien, died in 1962.

Survivors include two sons, Phil Falkenstien, Holiday Island, AR, and Hal Falkenstien, Onaga; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, February 3, at First Baptist Church in Onaga. Burial was in Onaga Cemetery.

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FAGAN, PSYCHE (NO DATE)

Psyche Fagan, age 80, Onaga, died Tuesday, June 17, 1997, at golden Acres Nursing Home in Onaga. Services are pending at Tessendorf Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Onaga.

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FEIDEN, LOYAL W. (NO DATE)

Loyal W. “Tiny” Feiden, 56, Onaga, died Sunday, March 14, 1993, at a Topeka hospital.

Mr. Feiden first worked 11 years for Onaga Lumber and Grain Co., then 23 years for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., in Topeka.

The son of George and Alice Berges Feiden, he was born January 1, 1937, in Alma and was graduated from Alma High School in 1954.

Mr. Feiden was a member of Local No. 307 of United Rubber Workers of America in Topeka, Onaga Lodge No. 188, AF&AM, and the National Rifle Association.

He was married to Norma L. Gurney of Onaga April 26, 1958, in Alma. She survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Janice Bauer, Minneapolis, MN, and DeAnn Feiden, Kansas City, KS; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Feiden, Alma; a brother, William Feiden, St. Marys; and a grandson.

Services were at 10 a.m. today (Thursday) at the Community Center in Onaga. Onaga Lodge No. 188, AF&AM conducted graveside services at Onaga Cemetery. Mr. Feiden lay in state from noon Tuesday until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday at Tessendorf Mortuary in Onaga and an hour before service time at the Community Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or Onaga Scouting organizations.

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FAIRBANKS, MARIE L.

Marie Louise Fairbanks, 92, of King City, MO, formerly of Onaga, died June 14, 1993, one day before her 93 rd birthday. She had made her home with her son, Lloyd J. Fairbanks, in King City for the past eight years.

She was born June 14, 1900 near Onaga in Pottawatomie County, the daughter of Ferdinan and Augusta Brunkow.

She was married to Lloyd R. Fairbanks in 1920 and they made their home on the Fairbanks family farm five miles northeast of Emmett, KS. Following retirement, she and her husband built a home and moved to Onaga.

Mrs. Fairbanks was active in the Mt. Olive Methodist Church before moving to Onaga, and for many years was an active member of the Mutual Benefit Club of Onaga.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1984. Also preceding her in death were five brothers, Walter, Ed, Richard, John, and Otto, and a grandson, Gary Fairbanks.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Goldie Townsend, Onaga; two sons, Lloyd J. Fairbanks, King City, MO; and Kermit R. Fairbanks, Onaga; two daughters, Rose Marie Kyrk, Oklahoma City, and Della Mae Jones, Chicago; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. today, Thursday, June 17, at Tessendorf Mortuary in Onaga. The casket will be open at the mortuary Wednesday afternoon, June 16, and one hour before services. There will be visitation at the Congregational Fellowship Hall after interment in the Onaga City Cemetery.

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FIELDS, RUTH M.

Ruth M. Fields, 91, a long-time Havensville resident, died Monday, October 4, 1993, at Golden Acres Nursing Home in Onaga.

Mrs. Fields had been a waitress at the F. W. Woolworth store lunch counter in Topeka before she retired.

She was born May 21, 1902, in the Neuchatel community north of Onaga, the daughter of William H. and Eva Backus Kelly, and attended Neuchatel Grade School.

Mrs. Fields was a member of the Havensville Christian Church and the Silver Circle of the church. She was also a member of the N.J.&P. Home Demonstration Unit and a life member of Glen C. Nicholas Unit No. 333 of the American Legion Auxiliary in Havensville.

She was married to Clifford D. Fields of Onaga on August 3, 1920, in Topeka. He died August 16, 1997. She was also preceded in death by three sons, Edward Fields, Earl Fields and Byron Fields.

Survivors include a sister, Alda Rinard, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; a brother, Carl Q. “Speck” Kelly, Onaga; five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Tessendorf Mortuary in Onaga. Burial will be in Neuchatel Cemetery north of Onaga.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Church in Havensville.

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FALK, OSCAR WILLIAM

Oscar William Falk, 90, Onaga, died October 24 at a Topeka hospital. He had suffered a fall October 7 at his home in Onaga.

Mr. Falk was a retired farmer and stockman.

He was born July 25, 1901, on a farm southeast of Wheaton, the son of William Fredrick and Agnes Antonio Kopplin Falk. He later moved with his parents to a farm north of Onaga where he lived until he retired and moved into Onaga.

Mr. Falk was baptised and confirmed in St. Luke's Lutheran Church at Wheaton and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Duluth. He also was a member of St. Paul’s Men’s Club and an elder in the church nine years. He was a former member of Mill Creek Township Board.

He was married to Caroline Marten Figge on February 23, 1958. She survives.

Other survivors include a stepdaughter, Isla Bottom, Havensville; a stepson, Martin Figge, Topeka; two brothers, Almon Falk, Topeka, and William Falk, Onaga; six stepgrandchildren; and 16 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services were held October 27 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Duluth. Burial was in Onaga City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's ***

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FALK, CAROLINE A.

Onaga – Caroline a. Falk, 93, Onaga, died Wednesday, November 6, 1996, at an Onaga hospital.

Mrs. Falk had worked at the Slimaker Dress Factory at Onaga and later the Slimaker Dress Factory at Holton.

She was born September 22, 1903, on a farm northwest of Onaga, the daughter of John and Pauline Abitz Marten.

Mrs. Falk was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Duluth, where she was past president of the Ladies aid at the church. She also was a member of the Bid-n-Bye Card Club at Onaga.

She married Oscar Falk in February 1958. He died Oct 24, 1991.

Survivors include a son, Martin Figge, Topeka; a daughter, Isla Jean Bottom, Havensville; two brothers, Richard Marten, Onaga, and Eitel “Ike” Marten, Hope; two sisters, Amanda Honig and Olga Marten, both of Onaga; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Duluth. Burial will be at Onaga Cemetery. Mrs. Falk will lie in state until noon Saturday at the Tessendorf Chapel Oaks Funeral Home at Onaga where relatives and friends will meet form 7 to 8 p.m. Friday. She also will lie in state an hour before service time Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church and sent in care of the funeral home.

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FALKENSTIEN, PHIL D. DR.

Dr. Phil Falkenstien, 73, of Holiday Island, AR, died Saturday, April 22, 1995, in a Eureka Springs, AR hospital.

The son of Jesse and Laura Taylor Falkenstien, he was born June 28, 1921 at Onaga, KS.

He graduated from Onaga High School in 1939 and Scottsbluff Junior College, Scottsbluff, NE. In 1945 he graduated from the University of Kansas City School of Dentistry and began his dental practice in Onaga.

He was married in 1945 to Joann McClain, she survives.

During World War II he was in the Army Specialized Training Program. He served two years as Captain in the Air Force during Korean War. He finished his tour of duty at Yuma, AZ.

In 1956 Dr. Falkenstien moved to Lawrence, KS and became associated in dental practice with Dr. Paul Kincaid until his retirement in 1986. Following retirement they moved to Holiday Island.

He was a life member of the Sertoma Club in Lawrence; the American Dental Association and the Douglas County Dental Society. He was also a member of the Pierre Fauchard Honorary Dental Academy.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Wayne.

Survivors in addition to his wife are: Becky Solander, Garnett, KS, Susan Botwinik, Santa Rosa, CA, Marty Falkenstien, San Francisco, CA, Joe Falkenstien, Lawrence, KS and Tom Falkenstien, Onaga, KS; six grandchildren and one great- grandchild; a brother Hal Falkenstien of Onaga and two nieces.

Memorial services were held at 2:00 Wednesday April 26, at Nelson Funeral Home in Eureka Springs.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice.

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FALK, WILLIAM “BILL”

William “Bill” Falk, 80, Onaga, died Thursday, March 28, 1996 at Community Hospital, Onaga.

He was born January 26, 1916 on a farm near Wheaton, the son of Wilhelm and Agnes Kopplin Falk. He graduated from Onaga High School in 1934.

Mr. Falk farmed and was a stockman northeast of Onaga before retiring and moving into Onaga in 1985.

He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Duluth, the Onaga Historical Society and the Senior Citizen’s Club and had been a member of the school board of Jt. District #14 in Onaga.

He married Gail Smith on October 12, 1938 in Duluth. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Charles Falk, La Mesa, CA; a daughter, Ruth Teske, Des Moines, Iowa, and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, James Lee Falk, who died in infancy; four brothers, Arthur Falk, Lester Falk, Almond Falk and Oscar Falk, and a sister, Frances Kufahl.

Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 1, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Duluth. Burial was in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Duluth.

Tessendorf-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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FIELDS, FANNIE E.

Fannie E. Myers, daughter of Thomas and Eliza Myers, was born in Mt. Carroll, IL on November 2 nd, 1866. She grew to womanhood there, coming to Kansas in 188* She was united in marriage to Frank Fields on September 30, 1886. To this union was born one son, Claude H., now of Thermopolis, WY. She departed this life on February 6 th, 1920, at the age of 53 years, 3 months and 4 days, after a short illness, death resulting from influenza.

She leaves to mourn her departure besides the husband, son and grandson, three sisters and three brothers as follows: Mrs. Ellen VanAlstine, of Chicago, IL Mrs. Nellie Grant of Rockford IL, Mrs. Susan Hays of Butte, Montana, Fred Myers, of Wob Point, Montana, Jacob Coon of Janesville, WI, and Roy Coon, of Iowa besides a host of other relatives and friends.

She was a faithful companion, a loving mother, and a true friend, always ready and willing to lend her aid to those in need and she will be greatly missed by all who know her and especially in the home.

Short services were held in the front yard at the bereft home Sunday morning at ten o’clock conducted by Rev. C. M. Good of the Congregational Church. Interment was given in the Onaga Cemetery. The sorrowing relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.

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FALK, SELMA E.

Selma E. Falk, 84, Onaga, died Thursday, February 19, 1998, at Golden Acres Nursing Home.

Mrs. Falk had worked as a nurse’s aid at Golden Acres Nursing Home in Onaga.

She was born May 29, 1913, near Wheaton, the daughter of August and Elias Kopplin Stelter. She had lived in Frankfort, Wamego and St. Marys before she moved to Onaga.

Mrs. Falk was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Duluth, the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, Onaga Homeworker’s Extension Homemakers Unit and a Modern Square Dance Club.

She married Raymond a. Falk on February 20, 1935, at Duluth. He died July 19, 1985.

Survivors include two daughters, Lavina Barthuly, St. Marys, and Jean Boling, Soldier; three half-sisters, Mabel Becker, Emporia, Herta Bauer, Topeka, and Adele Bolejack, Greenleaf; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and 11 step-great-grandchildren.

Services were at 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Burial was in Onaga Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Community Home Health and Hospice or the Onaga Community Center and sent in care of Tessendorf Mortuary in Onaga.

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FAGAN, CLYDE E.

Clyde E. Fagan, 73, Barnes, died Friday in the VA hospital in Topeka.

Services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Barnes Christian Church with James Van Buren officiating. Gloria Moore sang “Amazing Grace” and “He Touched Me”. Grace Avery was accompanist.

Pallbearers were Walter Moore, Tim Hamilton, Ray Zabokrtsky, John Zabokrtsky, Arlyn Peterson and Floyd Sorrick. Honorary pallbearers were Carl Kolterman, Carl Schwarz, Henry Lieb and Chester Brunkow. Interment was in the Marysville Cemetery under direction of Youngberg.

He was born October 6, 1909, in Corning, to Frank and Theresa Vogler Fagan.

He joined the Army in 1936, and in 1942 at the start of World War II he joined the Marine Corps.

He had worked for some time for the Union Pacific Railroad in Wyoming, but was forced to move back to Kansas for health reason.

He farmed most of his life.

He married Louise McKinney on September 23, 1940. She preceded him in death in September 1958.

He later married Velma Scheller on February 24, 1959 in Alma.

He is survived by his wife, Velma of the home in Barnes; two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Betty) Kisby of Clifton and Mrs. Ray (Jane) Shy of Topeka; a son, A. Duane Fagan, of Austin, Texas; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; one brother, Wallace of Havensville, and one sister, Violet Van Horn, Topeka.

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FAGAN, CLYDE MRS. (LOUISE) (1958)

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the First Baptist Church in Onaga, for Mrs. Clyde Fagan who died Thursday morning, September 4, at Dechairo hospital in Westmoreland. She was 50 years, four months and 11 days of age at the time of her death.

Mrs. Fagan had been in ill health for the past several years.

She and Mr. Fagan were married at Manila, Utah in 1940 and moved to Onaga in 1942. She was the mother of six children by a previous marriage, three of whom preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Clyde, of Onaga; her mother, Mrs. Lolo Bark, Rawlins, Wyo.; her brother Earl McKinney, Ogden, Utah; three children Ralph Zimmerman, San Carlos, Calif., Betty (now Mrs. Lloyd Kisby) of Clifton, Kans., Duane Zimmerman of Chandler, Ariz.; four grandchildren, and many other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. John Williams of Kansas City, Kansas, with burial in Home Cemetery.

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FAGAN, THERESA (13 OCTOBER 1967)

Funeral services were at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at Tessendorf Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Theresa Fagan, 88, who died Friday at Golden Acres Nursing Home here. Interment was in the Onaga Cemetery.

She was born April 18, 1879 at Waterville and had lived in the Onaga community for more than 50 years.

She is survived by three sons, Harry Fagan of Manhattan, Wallace Fagan of Havensville and Clyde Fagan of Barnes; a daughter, Mrs. Violet VanHorn of Topeka; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

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FAIRBANKS, CLARENCE ALPHEUS (APRIL 1954)

Clarence Alpheus Fairbanks was born near St. Clere, Kansas, on June 17 1886, and departed from this life in Stormont-Vail hospital, Topeka, Kansas, at the age of 67 years, 9 months and 23 days. After months of failing health, he was finally admitted to the hospital where he spent the time in great patience and gratitude for all kind care, and friendship shown him, finally going to his Eternal rest after 3 weeks and 3 days.

On February 15, 1911, he was united in marriage to Violet Lavina Grossnickle at Topeka, Kansas. They lived on a farm just west of where they now live for the first five years of their married life. They have lived on the present farm for the past 38 years.

To this union were born seven children: Mrs. Sadie Marten of Onaga, Lynn Fairbanks of Onaga, Mrs. Rheva McKee of Blue Rapids, Douglas Fairbanks of Horton, Mrs. Hazel Corcoran of Onaga, Mrs. Lucille Bell of Kansas City, Kansas, and Mrs. Dorothy Seybold of Salt Lake City, Utah.

He became a charter member of the Masonic lodge at Emmett in 1909, and was affiliated with the Onaga Order since moving to that vicinity. All of the nine Fairbanks brothers belong to the Order of Masonry. He was also a member of Modern Woodmen Lodge.

He was a successful farmer and livestock feeder. He was always ready to lend a helping hand to a neighbor or friend. His greatest enjoyment was in visiting with anyone whom he came in contact with.

He also devoted many years to services on the Vienna Township board and the Vienna school board.

He leaves to mourn, his wife, Violet, all seven children, and 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Lehr and Mrs. Grace Dunham of Hutchinson; five brothers, Frank, and Lloyd of Emmett, Dick of Hutchinson, Pete of Houston, Texas, and Jack of Boring, Ore.; also nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and a host of friends.

His parents, two sisters, and three brothers preceded him in death.

Funeral services were conducted at the Congregational Church on Monday afternoon, in charge of Rev. M. H. Marshall. Soloists were Mrs. Edwin Force and Kenneth Bureman, accompanied by Mrs. R. W. Lewis. Masonic rites at the graveside were led by Ward Fields. Pallbearers were Henry Lieb, Chester Wienstroer, Matt Rezac, Dorman McGuire, Richard Junod and Dale Wrosch. Burial was in the Onaga Cemetery.

Out of town relatives attending the funeral were: All of the children, and brothers and sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Zetmeir, Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Fairbanks, Jr. and Charles Fairbanks of Kansas City; Mr. and Mrs. James F. Henson, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Williams and son, Marilyn and Curtis Fairbanks of Hutchinson; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd J. Fairbanks of St. Joseph Kermit Fairbanks of Wheaton; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Fairbanks of Emmett; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lehr of Hays; Mr. Berta Fairbanks, Mrs. Herbert Souder, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Mallory and Mrs. Jim Powers and daughter of Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. Gus Fairbanks of Manhattan; Mrs. Paul Long of St. Marys; Louis Fairbanks of Wichita; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Ronsick of Humboldt.

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FAIRBANKS, LLOYD R.

Lloyd R. Fairbanks, 88, Onaga, died Friday, February 10, 1984, at his home.

Mr. Fairbanks operated the family farm in the St. Clere community many years. He served in the Army Medical Corps with the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I.

He was born July 12, 1895, at St. Clere, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Fairbanks.

Mr. Fairbanks was a member of Onaga Lodge No. 188 AF&AM, Fairview Grange and was a member of the National Farmers Organization for 25 years.

He was married to Marie L. Brunkow February 14, 1920, at Topeka. She survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Della Mae Jones, Palos Hills, IL and Mrs. Rose Marie Kyrk, Oklahoma City, OK; two sons, Lloyd Fairbanks Jr., King City, MO and Kermit Fairbanks, Onaga; a sister, Mrs. Grace Culver, Hutchinson; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tessendorf Mortuary, Onaga. Burial was in Onaga Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Onaga Cemetery Association.

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FAIRBANKS, VIOLET LAVINA (1977)

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at the First Baptist Church here for Mrs. Violet Lavina Fairbanks, 91, who died December 19 at Golden Acres Nursing Home in Onaga. She had been a resident of the care home about two and one-half years.

The only daughter of John and Mary Elizabeth (Mate) Grossnickle, she was born October 5, 1886, on a farm south of Onaga.

She was married February 15, 1911, to Clarence A. Fairbanks in Topeka, and they lived on a farm west of the Vermillion River for five years, then moved to the present home on the east side of the Vermillion, south of Onaga. Mr. Fairbanks died April 9, 1954. Mrs. Fairbanks remained on the farm until June of 1975 when she suffered a broken hip and was hospitalized.

She was a member of the Needlecraft Club and a charter member of the Mutual Benefit Club, founded about 1911.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Sadie Marten and Mrs. Hazel Wyss, both of Onaga, Mrs. Rheva McKee of Blue Rapids, Mrs. Lucille Bell of Kansas City, and Mrs. Dorothy Seybold of Rye, CO; two sons, Lynn and Douglas Fairbanks, both of Onaga; five sons-in-law; one daughter-in-law; a brother, Glenn Grossnickle on Onaga; 13 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives.

Burial will be in Onaga Cemetery. She will lie in state at the Tessendorf Mortuary chapel until time for services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Onaga, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Duluth, or St. Luke's Lutheran Church at Wheaton.

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FAIRBANKS, HELEN (21 MAY 1970)

Memorial services for Mrs. Helen Fairbanks, 49, of Emmett were at 1:30 p.m. Monday at All Faiths in Christ Church in Topeka. Mrs. Fairbanks died Thursday in a Topeka hospital. She had cancer.

She was born September 10, 1920 on Manhattan Island, NY and lived at Emmett many years. She was a member of All Faiths in Christ Church.

She was married to Joseph L. Fairbanks March 31, 1944 at New London, Conn.

Survivors include her husband, of the home; two sons, Joseph L. Fairbanks, Jr. and George Fairbanks, both at home; two brothers, and five sisters.

She was preceded in death by one son, Hugh Fairbanks, on February 2, 1966.

Burial was in St. Clere Cemetery, north of Emmett.

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FAIRBANKS, JOHN H. (1966)

John Fairbanks Dies In Boring, Oregon – Mr. John H. Fairbanks passed away at his home near Boring, Oregon on February 5 after several months of failing health. He was born September 17, 1906 at St. Clere, Kansas.

Funeral services were conducted February 9 by the Rev. Francis Avery at the chapel of Scott Funeral Home, Portland, Oregon, with Sunrise Lodge No. 196 AF&AM participating. Vault Interment was in Lincoln Memorial Park, Portland.

He is survived by his wife, Leila, three brothers, Frank and Lloyd Fairbanks of Emmett and Dick Fairbanks of Hutchinson, and two sisters, Grace Dunham and Ruby Lehr of Hutchinson.

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FAIRBANKS, MICHAEL DEAN (1969)

Michael Fairbanks Dies in California – Michael Dean Fairbanks, son of Donald Fairbanks and Emmogene Barrentine, was born in Onaga February 7, 1947. He attended the Onaga Grade School through the fourth grade and then moved with his family to Antioch, Calif. where he attended Belshaw School, Antioch Jr. High and Antioch Sr. High Schools.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army February 9, 1964 and received his honorable discharge March 1, 1967.

On August 25, 1967 he married Linda Ortero in Antioch.

He was employed at Fibreboard Corp, since his discharge from the Army.

Michael died June 6 at Antioch.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, M. A. (Mike) Wegner. Survivors include his wife, his father, Donald Fairbanks of Martinez, Calif., his mother and step-father, Mrs. and Mrs. Wm. Barrentine; three sisters, Dawn, Carolyn and Susan Fairbanks of Antioch, Calif., and his grandmother, Mrs. Adeline Ogg of Onaga.

Funeral services were June 9 at the Higgins Funeral Chapel in Antioch with burial in Memory Gardens in Concord, Calif.

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FALK, ARTHUR A. (27 AUGUST 1982)

Wheaton – Arthur A. Falk, 82, Wheaton, died late Friday at an Onaga nursing home after a long illness.

He was born March 29, 1900, at Wheaton, the son of William and Agnes Koplin Falk, and lived in the Wheaton community all his life.

Mr. Falk retired from farming in 1966.

He was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church at Wheaton.

He married Elsa Honig March 4, 1925 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Duluth. She survives. A daughter, Geraldine Falk, died in 1946.

Other survivors include four sons, Myron Falk, Topeka, Donald Falk, Silver Lake, and Kenneth Falk and Milton Falk, both of Onaga; three brothers, Oscar Falk and William Falk, both of Onaga, and Almon Falk, Topeka; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Burial will be in St. Luke’s South Cemetery, Wheaton. Mr. Falk will lie in state from 10 a.m. today until 11 a.m. Tuesday at Kufahl Funeral Home here where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church or the charity of the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.

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FALK, AUGUST G.

August G. Falk, son of Gottlieb and Johanna Falk, was born August 27, 1877 in Dolitz, Pommern Province, Germany. He was called home to his eternal rest on November 7, 1966 at the age of 89 years, 2 months and 11 days.

He was baptized in the Lutheran Church in Dolitz on September 23, 1877. At the age of 7, with his parents and family, he came to America on the Steamship Ruegan, arriving in Onaga on April 7, 1884. He was confirmed in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Duluth, on April 10, 1892.

On February 27, 1908 he was united in marriage with Emma Marten. Their entire married life was spent on a farm in the Wheaton and Blaine community until they retired in 1946 and moved to Wheaton. This union was blessed with six children, Raymond of Onaga; Orlin of Wheaton; Louis of Topeka; Clare Davis of Overland park; Verneda Valburg of Blaine and Chester who preceded him in death on July 28, 1953. His wife, Emma, passed away in April 25, 1956.

He leaves to mourn his departure his five children, four daughters-in-law, Selma Falk, Doris Falk, Virgie Falk, and Doris Hammel; two sons-in-law, Robert Davis and Olin Valburg; 15 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at St. Luke's Lutheran Church at Wheaton, Kansas on November 9, 1966 at two o’clock in the afternoon. He was laid to rest in the Lutheran Cemetery at Wheaton. Services were conducted by Rev. Frank C. Fellbaum.

Pallbearers were Eldon Falk, Glen Rezac, Arthur Falk, Clifton Patmon, George Force and Resiah Force.

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FALK, LESTER P. (1976)

Mr. Lester P. Falk, 62, of Onaga, died Friday, January 16, at Community Hospital here. He had been ill for several months and had earlier been in a Topeka hospital.

Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 18, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Duluth, with burial in the Onaga Cemetery.

The son of William and Agnes Falk, he was born September 11, 1913 on a farm southeast of Wheaton. He attended Pleasant Valley Elementary School and graduated from Onaga Rural High School in 1932.

Mr. Falk owned and operated the Onaga Oil Company for 38 years, supplying rural customers and several filling station outlets in addition to the Conoco station here.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Army in Africa and the European Theater.

He was a member of American Legion Post No. 85 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7772, both at Onaga, and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Duluth. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of Community Hospital District No. 1, and the Onaga Development Company, and had served several terms on the Onaga City Council.

He was married September 12, 1941, to Lois Minsch, who survives. Other survivors include four brothers, Arthur Falk, of Wheaton, Oscar Falk and William Falk, both of Onaga and A. T. Falk of Topeka.

Preceding him in death were his parents and two sisters, Mrs. Frances Kufahl, and Alice May Falk.

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FALK, ORLIN A. (1983)

Orlin A. Falk, 68, Holton, died July 14 at Westmoreland Hospital.

He was born September 9, 1914, in rural Blaine, the son of August and Emme Marten Falk. He was a farmer and lived most of his life in the Wheaton area.

He married Doris Kufahl on October 16, 1941, at Wheaton. She survives.

Other survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Lynda Ladner, Blue Grass, Iowa; Mrs. Janice Murray, Englewood, Colo., Mrs. Darlene Murray, Alma; and Mrs. Amy Force, Manhattan; a son, Eldon Falk, Wheaton; two sisters, Mrs. Clare Davis, Shawnee Mission, and Mrs. Verneda Valburg, Blaine; a brother, Raymond Falk, Wamego; and 17 grandchildren.

Funeral services were July 17 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Burial was in St. Luke Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lutheran Hour or the American Cancer Fund.

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FALKENSTIEN, EARL (12 April 1965)

Earl Falkenstien, 68, of Lawrence, passed away Monday night in Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He had been ill since December.

Mr. Falkenstien was born on a farm near Wheaton. He attended rural grade school and graduated from Onaga High School. Following his graduation he was employed for a time at the First National Bank here, then moved to Lawrence where he was in the banking business for a time. In 1932 he accepted the position of Secretary to the Athletic Director of Kansas University at Lawrence; a position he held until he became ill.

Mr. Falkenstien is survived by his wife, Edith, of the home; a son, Max Falkenstien of Topeka; a daughter, Mrs. Sandra Simonet of Lawrence, two brothers, Jesse and Gene, both of Onaga; three sisters, Mrs. Isla Blackledge of Scotts Bluff, Nebr., Mrs. Elma Parachini, Antioch, Calif., and Mrs. Dana Minor, Ulysses, Kans., and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 2:00 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Lawrence with burial in a Lawrence cemetery.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Earl Falkenstien K. U. Memorial Fund.

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FALKENSTIEN, ISLA MRS. (1983)

Mrs. Isla Falkenstien Blackledge of Scotts Bluff, Nebr., died Friday, May 20, at the Gering, Nebraska Nursing Home. She was the eldest sister of Mr. Jesse Falkenstien of Onaga.

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FAIRBANKS, GARY D. (25 OR 27 JUNE 1980)

Onaga – Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the Congregational Church for Gary D. Fairbanks, 21, Manhattan, who died Wednesday at a Manhattan hospital. Autopsy results were unavailable late Thursday.

He was born August 8, 1958, in Onaga, the son of Kermit and Marcella Honig Fairbanks. He attended Wheaton schools and was graduated from Onaga High School. He was to be graduated from Kansas State University, Manhattan, in December with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Mr. Fairbanks was employed as a college agent for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance, Manhattan.

He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon social fraternity. He was baptized in Central Congregational Church in Wheaton.

Besides his parents of Onaga, he is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Sandra Brunkow, Emporia, Mrs. Kathy Clements, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Connie Fairbanks, Milwaukee, Wis., and Mrs. Kristi Forrester, Tulsa; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Fairbanks and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Honig, all of Onaga.

Burial will be in Onaga Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund in care of Tessendorf Mortuary, Onaga.

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FALKENSTIEN, GENE O. (1974)

Services Were Sunday For Gene Falkenstien – Memorial services for Gene O. Falkenstien, 65, were at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 4, at the Congregational Church here, with interment at Onaga Cemetery. Mr. Falkenstien died August 1 at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka where he had been readmitted about two weeks before his death. He had undergone surgery on June 19.

He was born November 5, 1908 on a farm south of Onaga and spent many years here. He was owner and operator of Gene’s Western Auto Store in Onaga for about 24 years, selling the business in October 1969 to Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Platt. Following his retirement from the store he was employed until this spring in the business office at Stormont-Vail. Mr. Falkenstien served many years on the board of Onaga Grade School District Jt. 14, and also served as Onaga City Clerk.

He was a member of Onaga Lodge No. 188, AF&AM and the Scottish Rite Bodies in Topeka; a veteran of World War II, he served in the Navy in the South Pacific.

On April 22, 1934 he was married to Geraldine Trivett, who survives. Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Judy Bartlett, Topeka; one brother, Jess Falkenstien, Onaga; three sisters, Mrs. Isla Blackledge, Scotts Bluff, Nebr., Mrs. Elma Parachini, Antioch, Calif., and Mrs. Guy Minor Ulysses; two granddaughters, Diana and Deborah Bartlett, Topeka, and other relatives.

A brother, Earl, preceded him in death.

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FALKENSTIEN, GERALDINE FRANCES (1977)

Memorial services were held Tuesday of this week at Tessendorf Mortuary chapel, for Mrs. Geraldine Frances Falkenstien, 66, who died Saturday night at a Topeka hospital. She was transferred there Friday from Community Hospital here. Mrs. Falkenstien had been in failing health for several years.

She was born September 19, 1911, at Riddle, Oregon, and had lived at Onaga for the past 30 years. She was a member of Onaga Chapter 71, Order of Eastern Star.

She was married to Gene Falkenstien April 22, 1934. They operated a Western Auto store here until the business was sold in 1973. Mr. Falkenstien preceded her in death August 1, 1974.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Judy Troxel, of Topeka; a brother, Wilmer Trivett, Rocklin, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Alice Higgins, Prairie Village and two granddaughters.

Interment was in Onaga Cemetery.

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FALKENSTIEN, TERRY WAYNE (8 OCTOBER 1970)

Funeral services for Terry Wayne Falkenstien, 21, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Onaga Congregational Church with the Rev. Clifton Kruse officiating. Interment was in the Onaga Cemetery. Terry died suddenly last Saturday afternoon shortly after arrival at Manhattan Memorial hospital. Cause of death has not been established, pending completion of laboratory tests.

Mr. and Mrs. Falkenstien were in Manhattan Saturday for Parents Day at K-State University, but Terry did not accompany them to the activities because he said he did not feel well.

He was born April 7, 1949, at Onaga where he spent most of his life. He was a 1967 graduate of Onaga High School and was a senior at Kansas State University, majoring in wildlife conservation.

Terry was active in Scouting and had attained Eagle rank in Boy Scout Troop 93, Onaga, and was a member of Order of Arrow, national Scout camping society. He was a member of the Kansas State chapter of the Wildlife Society, and a member of the Onaga Congregational Church.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hal D. Falkenstien or rural Onaga; a sister, Kathy Jo Falkenstien, a sophomore at K-State; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Falkenstien and Mr. Orville Ogg of Onaga.

Memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scouts of America or to the Kansas State chapter of the Wildlife Society.

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FALKENSTIEN, JESSE G. (1984)

Jesse G. Falkenstien, 88, Onaga, died Friday, May 11, 1984, at an Onaga hospital.

Mr. Falkenstien was a farmer and stockman until recently when illness forced him to retire. He was a Marine veteran of World War I.

He was born May 31, 1895, near Wheaton, the son of Lester and Minnie Thompson Falkenstien. He was graduated from Onaga High School in 1914 and attended Ottawa University and Kansas State Agricultural College at Manhattan.

Mr. Falkenstien was a former member of the boards of education of Onaga Rural High School and Independence School District No. 71. He was a member and honorary deacon of First Baptist Church at Onaga and a member of Onaga Lodge No. 188, AF and AM.

He was married to Laura Taylor in July 1919 at Manhattan. She survives. A son, Wayne Falkenstien died in 1967.

Survivors include two sons, Dr. Phil Falkenstien, Lawrence, and Hal Falkenstien, Onaga; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services were at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church here. Burial was in Onaga Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church or Onaga Senior Citizens Center.

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FALKENSTIEN, MINNIE ROSETTA

Minnie Rosetta Thompson was born near New Concord, Ohio December 29, 1873, and passed away at the Onaga Hospital, October 19, 1951, at the age of 77 years, 10 months and 10 days. She was married to Lester Falkenstien on October 11, 1893. To this union were born six children: Jesse Falkenstien of Onaga; Earl Falkenstien of Lawrence; Isla Blackledge of Scottsbluff, Neb., Elma Parachini of Antioch, Calif., Dana Minor of Ulysses; and Gene Falkenstien of Onaga.

Her husband preceded her in death in February of 1926, as well as two sisters. She leaves to mourn her passing her six children; one brother, Charles Thompson of Westmoreland; a sister, Mary Hobbs of Topeka; twelve grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

She has been a member of the Onaga Baptist Church for forty-six years and has always been a loyal supporter of the church giving freely of her gifts and services.

Funeral services were conducted at the First Baptist Church by Rev. Earl Caryl on Sunday afternoon. Burial was in the Onaga cemetery. Pallbearers were Hal Falkenstien, Wayne Falkenstien, Dr. P. D. Falkenstien, Max Falkenstien, Donald Tessendorf, and Lee Dronberger.

Relatives and friends from out of town attending the service were: Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Thompson, Westmoreland; Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Hobbs, Topeka; Mrs. Bert Bateman and daughter, Manhattan; Mrs. Ralph Willison and children; Mr. and Mrs. Max Falkenstien, Mrs. Pearl Devoe, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. McBurney, Mrs. DeWayne Peterson, Mrs. Don Fluke and Mrs. Ethel Malone, all of Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. Merle Ballentine, Emporia; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ballentine, Holton; Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Logan, Merriam; Mr. and Mrs. Guy Minor and children, Ulysses; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Falkenstien and Sandra, Lawrence; Mr. and Mrs. V. R. Blackledge, Scottsbluff, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. George Bronberger, Kansas City, Kans., Mr. and Mrs. Cal Siddens, Olsburg; and Mr. and Mrs. John Campbell, Westmoreland.

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FALKENSTIEN, WAYNE T.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 14 at 2 o’clock at the Congregational Church in Onaga for Wayne T. Falkenstien, who passed away unexpectedly on April 11. The Rev. M. H. Marshall conducted the services. Interment was made in the Onaga Cemetery.

Wayne Taylor Falkenstien, the son of Jesse and Laura Taylor Falkenstien, was born July 31, 1922 at Onaga. He attended the Onaga schools and was graduated in 1940. After high school, he attended Arkansas City Junior College and Kansas State College. He enlisted in the Air Corps on April 4, 1942. He volunteered for gunnery school and served on a B-24 bomber for the duration of the war. Stationed in England, he was a member of the 458 th Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force. Flying 28 combat missions, he was awarded the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters.

Following his discharge October 4, 1945, Wayne worked as a telegraph operator for the Union Pacific Railroad until January 1949, when he re-enlisted in the armed forces. He was sent to Okinawa, then was transferred to Japan and was a participant in the Korean Conflict. He remained in the Orient until October 1951, then was returned to the United States. After a tour of duty at Castle Air Base, Calif., he was one of a group that helped to reactivate Smoky Hill Air Base at Salina, Kans. He was again sent to Japan in March 1954 remaining there until September 1955. Upon his return to the States he was stationed at Lincoln Air Base, Lincoln, Nebr. for a short period.

Receiving a second honorable discharge by the government, Wayne decided that he would make a career of the Armed Services and reenlisted in March 1956. In March 1957 he graduated from the NCO Academy at Westover, Mass. In June of 1958 he was sent to Thule Air Base in Greenland. In June of 1959, he was returned to the States, being stationed at Blytheville Air Force Base in Arkansas. In August of 1961 ill health caused him to be put on temporary Disability Retired List. For the remainder of his life he made his home in Onaga.

He was married to Annabelle Hayes on September 3, 1949 and they were the parents of one daughter, Mary Kay.

Survivors are his wife, Annabelle, and daughter, Mary Kay, of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Falkenstien of Onaga; two brothers, Dr. Phil D. Falkenstien of Lawrence, Kans., and Hal Dean Falkenstien of Onaga; four nieces, three nephews, four uncles and three aunts.

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FIELDS, CLARA KNIPP

Clara Knipp Fiends, 90, passed away on January 17, 1984 at the Mesa Christian Home in Mesa, Arizona. She was born on the family farm outside of Onaga on December 5, 1893.

Clara Knipp married Claude Fields who preceded her in death in 1972. The Fields owned and operated the Onaga Hotel. They spent most of their lives in the Onaga area before moving to Arizona.

Survivors are a son, Jack; sister Ella Boone of Kansas City; two sister-in-laws Alma Knipp of Big Springs, Nebraska and Rose Knipp of Westmoreland.

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FERGUSON, FRED LINCOLN

Former Onaga Resident Dies in Colorado – Fred Lincoln Ferguson was born January 17, 1886 at Louisville, Kansas and passed away June 8, 1966 at Colorado Springs, Colo., where he had made his home for the last seven years. He was 80 years old.

He lived in Pottawatomie County, Kansas, most of his life and farmed in the Louisville and Broderick Communities. He worked for many years for the State Highway Commission at Westmoreland, Havensville, and Onaga. During World War II he was employed at Sunflower Ordnance Works near Lawrence, after which he again farmed at Onaga. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge at Onaga.

He was married to Nellie Olive Shuberg and they were the parents of six children.

Survivors include four sons, Floyd of Vancouver, Wash.; Cecil of Westmoreland, Kans., Harold of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Thomas of Dallas, Texas; a foster sister Mrs. Myra Davis of Lindsborg, Kansas; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Ferguson preceded him in death, also his parents, a daughter, Hazel, a son, Wayne, and his brother, Frank.

Services were held Saturday June 11 at Tessendorf Mortuary with burial in the Onaga Cemetery. An Odd Fellow service was held at the grave side.

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FERGUSON, NELLIE OLIVE

Mrs. Nellie Olive Ferguson, daughter of Nels and Clara Shuberg, was born at Marquette, Kansas, on September 11, 1888 and passed away at the Onaga Hospital on March 20, 1957, having reached the age of 68 years, 6 months and 9 days.

She grew to womanhood in the Marquette community and on December 7, 1907, was united in marriage to Fred L. Ferguson of Lindsborg, Kansas. In 1909 she moved to Pottawatomie County where she lived until the time of her death.

She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. George King, Honolulu, Hawaii; five sons, Floyd of Vancouver Washington; Cecil of Westmoreland, Kansas; Wayne of Orchard, Washington; Harold of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Thomas of Dallas, Texas. Also one brother, J. M. Shulberg, of Glendale, California; 13 grandchildren and 6 nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, A. W. Shulberg of Topeka.

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FALK, AGNES (17 NOVEMBER 1957)

Services for Mrs. Agnes Falk, Onaga, who died Sunday at a Topeka hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Duluth.

Mrs. Falk, 76, was born in Germany August 6, 1881.

Survivors are five sons, Arthur, Wheaton; A. T. Falk, Topeka; Oscar, Lester and William all of Onaga; and a daughter, Mrs. Edwin Kufahl, Onaga.

Burial will be in the Duluth Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Tessendorf Mortuary, Onaga.

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FIELDS, CLARA

Mrs. Clara Fields was born April 6, 1876 at Sheboygan, Wisconsin, one of thirteen children, and passed away in Onaga on June 17, 1959. Mrs. Fields came to Kansas with her parents in 1879 and settled near Salina. She lived there until she was 14.

On June 18, 1896 she was married to Chas. E. Fields at Westmoreland, Kansas. Mr. Fields passed away April 11, 1933.

One son, Ray, preceded Mrs. Fields in death on November 6, 1910, and also one daughter Mary, on March 4, 1919.

The surviving children are Albert of Havensville, Kansas; Clifford of Las Vegas, New Mexico; Elsie Watson of Kansas City, Missouri; Earl of Prescott, Arizona; Ward of Atchison, Kansas and Veda Novotny of Independence, Missouri.

She is also survived by a twin sister, Mrs. Carrie Stiver, of Council Grove, Kansas, and three other sisters, Mrs. Tessie Butler of Agate, Colorado; Mrs. Stella Brannon of Hoisington, Kansas and Mrs. Ethel Campbell of Lombardo, Illinois; and one brother, James Dumpprope of El Monte, California. Also, she is survived by 15 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Mrs. fields had been a member of the Rebekah Lodge for 40 hears, of the Royal Neighbors for almost 50 years and she was a member of the Onaga Legion Auxiliary. She had been a member of the Onaga Legion Auxiliary. She had been a member of the First Baptist Church in Onaga for about 50 years.

Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 19 at the First Baptist Church, Onaga, with Rev. S. E. Bruce in charge. Burial was in Onaga Cemetery.

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FIELDS, JOHN WILLIAM

John William Fields, son of Ellison and Mary Ann Fields, was born June 13, 1860 in Grant County, Indiana. He moved with his parents to Wisconsin remaining there four years. In 1868 he moved to north of Topeka, Kansas and two years later moved to near Onaga.

He was married to Sarah Jane Dennis of January 29, 1884, who preceded him in death 13 years ago, on June 20, 1930. They established their home on a farm two miles east of Onaga and remained there until his death, September 19, 1943, at the age of 83 years, 3 months and 6 days. To this union four children were born: Minnie F. Witham, Harry W., Elsie Pearl, who was called to her heavenly home at the age of two, and an infant daughter who was also called home.

In his younger days he confessed his faith in the Savior and united with the Christian Church at Havensville, remaining strong in the faith of his master until his death. He was a devoted husband, loving father and brother, and a friend to all who knew him.

He leaves to mourn his departure two children, Minnie Witham and Harry Fields, both of Onaga; one brother, Leander Fields of Gage, Oklahoma; one sister, Mattle Bateman of Wheatland, Wyoming; 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. He was a member of the Onaga Masonic Lodge for over fifty years.

Funeral services were held at the Christian Church in Havensville Wednesday afternoon at 2:30, in charge of the pastor, Walter, Carson. Members of the AF&AM of Onaga had charge of the services at the cemetery.

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FIELDS, WARD (3 JANUARY 1973)

Ward Fields, 61, was found dead at his home at Bean Lake, near Atchison, last Wednesday after he failed to pick up his mail for several days. It is believed he suffered a fatal heart attack. Mr. Fields was an insurance agent here a number of years ago.

Funeral services were held at Atchison last Friday, and burial was in the Atchison Cemetery.

Surviving are two children, Mrs. Ed Christianson of Hiawatha, Kansas, and Charles Fields of San Bernadino, California; two brothers, Earl Fields of Camp Verde, Arizona and Clifford Fields of Havensville; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Watson of Kansas City, Missouri and Mrs. Steve (Veda) Novotny of Independence, Missouri; several grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

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FAIRBANKS, IRA WELLINGTON (1951)

Funeral services for Ira Fairbanks, who passed away Wednesday September 19, at 2:45 a.m. at his home in Onaga, were held Friday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by the Rev. J. A. E. Bauer of Duluth. Interment was in the Onaga Cemetery.

Ira Wellington Fairbanks was born April 9, 1875 at St. Clere, Kansas. He was a son of the late Mahlon and Amanda Claypool Fairbanks and he spent his childhood days at Springdale where he received his religious and secular schooling. At the age of 18 he became a member of the Christian Church through Baptism. He was united in marriage to Caroline Amelie Albin and the young couple made their home for a number of years in Havensville. They were blessed with eleven children, all living with the exception of one infant daughter who preceded the father at the age of seven months.

Mr. Fairbanks was known for his friendliness, his love and interest to his neighbors, and for his devotion to his family. Some 30 years ago he and his family moved to the Onaga vicinity where he spent the remainder of his life. He had a faithful companion in his beloved spouse, who shared joy and sorrow and suffering, he was a patient and willingly carried his cross. He used his Holy Bible frequently and rejoiced to see his pastor call on him. During the last days he often expressed a desire to depart and be with his Lord. This longing was granted when his soul took flight on Wednesday noon. He reached the age of 76 years, 5 months and 10 days.

He is survived by his devoted wife; 7 daughters and three sons: Mrs. Clare Teske, Onaga; Mrs. Lula Niehaus, Whiting; Mrs. Anna Bonjour, Onaga; Mrs. Elsie Kelly, Onaga; Mrs. Violet Biggs, Holton; Mrs. Evelyn Slocum, Soldier; Mrs. Viola Allen, Wichita; Raymond and Donald Fairbanks, Onaga; and James Fairbanks of Kansas City; 20 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. He also is survived by three sisters and one brother: Jean H. Fairbanks, Portland, Oregon Mary Crouch, St. Louis, Missouri, Vida Blanks, Manhattan, and Philip Fairbanks, Dale, Oregon. One grandson, Roger Annon is serving in the U. S. Marines overseas in Korea.

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FAGAN, WALLACE A.

Wallace A. Fagan, 83, rural Havensville, was found dead Monday, April 22, 1985, in a creek about 1 ¾ miles north and three miles east of Soldier.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Mr. Fagan died from injuries he suffered when his pickup went off a bridge and struck a creek bank. He walked away from the accident scene but fell into the shallow creek. The road where the accident occurred had been closed for bridge work.

Mr. Fagan had been reported missing since Wednesday.

He was born August 1, 1901, in Marshall County, son of Frank and Theresa Volger Fagan.

He was married to Psyche Arganbright of Onaga on December 1, 1939, at Alma. They have lived near Havensville since 1945. She survives.

Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Violet Van Horn, Willard.

Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at America City Cemetery near Havensville. Tessendorf Mortuary, Onaga, was in charge of arrangements.

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FALK, RAYMOND A. (1985)

Raymond A. Falk, 74, Wamego, died Friday, July 19 at a Topeka hospital.

Mr. Falk and his wife farmed near Onaga form 1942 until they retired in 1974 and moved to Wamego. They previously lived at Frankfort.

He was born November 19, 1910, at Wheaton, the son of August and Emma Marten Falk.

Mr. Falk was a member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church at Wamego. He was a former member of Mill Creek Township Board and White Pigeon School Board.

He was married to Selma E. Stelter of Wheaton February 20, 1935, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Duluth. She survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lavina Rezac, St. Marys, and Mrs. Jean Boling, Soldier; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Davis, Overland Park, and Mrs. Verneda Valburg, Blaine; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were Tuesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Duluth. Burial was in Onaga Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Lutheran Hour or American Heart Association.

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FARLEY, ELMER J. (1985)

Elmer J. Farley, 58, Seneca, died Wednesday, December 11, at his home. He had cancer.

Mr. Farley worked at the Onaga Sale Barn and farmed until he became ill. He served in the Army from 1951 to 1953.

He was born January 2, 1927, near Corning, the son of Alva and Mabel Kemplay, Farley, and spent most of his life in the Corning community.

Mr. Farley was a member of Arthur Mills Post No. 37 of the American Legion at Corning.

He was married to JoAnn Wilson, January 22, 1960. She survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Vetra Tisdale, Seneca, and Mrs. Janet Ronnebaum, Axtell, a son, Roger Farley, Corning; a sister, Mrs. Betty Olds, Holton; two brothers, Donald Farley, Brewster and Wilbur Farley, Soldier; and two granddaughters.

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 14, at Trinity United Methodist church in Corning. Military Graveside services were conducted by Arthur Mills Post No. 37 in Corning Cemetery.

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FERGUSON, ALDEEN L.

Mrs. Aldeen L. Ferguson, 69, Wamego, died Saturday, July 4, 1987, at a Topeka hospital.

Mrs. Ferguson worked in the Pottawatomie County Clerk’s Office in Westmoreland from 1967 to 1985.

She was born May 23, 1918, at Onaga, the daughter of Louis and Cleo White Berges. She spent her life in Pottawatomie County.

Mrs. Ferguson was a member of Onaga Chapter No. 71 Order of Eastern Star at Onaga.

She married Cecil Ferguson May 20, 1936, at Manhattan. He survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Thomas, Ferguson, in Indiana, and Bergess Ferguson, in Maryland; a sister, Mrs. Genevieve Schumate, Wichita; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kufahl Funeral Home in Wheaton. Burial will be in Onaga Cemetery at Onaga. Mrs. Ferguson will lie in state after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Senior Citizens of Wamego or to the organization of the donor’s choice.

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FIELDS, NORA ELLEN (1986)

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Havensville Cemetery for Mrs. Nora Ellen Fields, 85, Havensville, who died Saturday, June 16, at an Onaga hospital.

She was born February 20, 1898, in Missouri, the daughter of Henry and Sarah Groves Pyle. She had lived in Havensville since 1965.

She was married to Louis Fields, February 20, 1918, at Pawnee City, Nebraska. He died January 9, 1970.

Survivors include three sons, William Fields and Hiram Fields, both of Rogers, Arkansas; and John Fields, Mansfield, Louisiana; three daughters, Mrs. Lucille Oxford, Havensville, Mrs. Genieve Harris, Monticello, Arkansas, a brother, Frank Pyle, Council Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Burkhart and Mrs. Rheva Burnett, Council Grove; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Tessendorf Mortuary, Onaga, is in charge of arrangements.

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FIELDS, HARRY W. (1967)

Harry W. Fields, 77 Dies At Hospital Here – Memorial services for Harry W. Fields, 77, of rural Onaga, were held at two o’clock Tuesday afternoon, February 14, at the Christian Church in Havensville. Mr. Fields passed away Saturday at Community Hospital where he was being treated for a heart ailment. He entered the hospital Friday.

Born August 26, 1889 at Onaga, he had spent most of his life in this community. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Christian Church at Havensville.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Flossye Fields of the home; a son, Galen Fields, also of the home, and a sister, Mrs. Minnie Witham of Topeka.

Interment was in Havensville Cemetery.

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FIELDS, BYRON E. (6/12/1986)

Byron Eugene Fields, 57, Havensville, died Saturday, June 7, at his home.

He was born April 13, 1929, at Kansas City, Kansas the son of Clifford and Ruth Kelly Fields. He was graduated from Onaga schools.

Mr. Fields was employed by Consolidated Freightways at Denver until he was disabled several years ago by injuries suffered in a vehicle accident. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War.

Mr. Fields was a member of the First Baptist Church in Onaga.

He was married to Joyce Callahan in September 1952. They were divorced and she survives. He later was married to Lola Burr in October 1973. They were divorced and she survives.

Other survivors include a son, Randy Fields, Phoenix, Arizona; and his mother, Mrs. Ruth Fields, Havensville.

The body was cremated and graveside memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 13, at the Neuchatel Cemetery.

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FALKENSTIEN, LESTER

Monday afternoon about four o’clock Mr. Lester Falkenstien passed away. His death will mean a great loss to Onaga and this part of the county, for he was one of our best citizens, being interested in those things that were the best for our community. As a man in his profession, he was an outstanding citizen success. In his community his interests were always with those who were for the better things. He has served as a member of the school board, a leader in his local church, interested in the County Fair Association, serving at various times on committees for different local activities, and at the time of his death he was a member of the city council.

Mr. Falkenstien came nearer, possibly more than any other man in Onaga of having no enemies. Everyone was his friend, and to his friends he was just “Lester”. For the past two weeks his condition had been know to be serious, but after his operation at the hospital in Kansas City, there was hopes of his recovery. His operation was performed last Thursday week and on the following Saturday Mrs. Falkenstien was called, for at that time, he had had a serious attack. However he recovered from this and lived until Monday afternoon. The operation was for ulcer of the stomach, and every known remedy that medical science has devised was used, but all attempts failed.

His funeral was held this afternoon at the Baptist Church, with Rev. A. A. VanSickle in charge of the services. It was one of the largest funerals ever held in Onaga, a token of the respect to the man whose loss is so great to Onaga. The community joins in expression of most sincere sympathies to his wife, children and relatives.

Lester Falkenstien was born in the Arispie neighborhood, Pottawatomie County, Kansas, on April 27, 1871, and he grew to manhood in that community. He died at St. Lukes hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, February 8, 1926, aged 54 years, 9 months and 12 days.

He was married October 11, 1893 to Minnie R. Thompson. To this union were born six children: Jesse G. Falkenstien, of Onaga; Earl L. Falkenstien, of Lawrence; Mrs. Isla Blackledge of Sheridan, Wyoming; Elma Dana and Gene Falkenstien of Onaga. Besides his wife and children he leaves four little grandsons, his aged mother, Mrs. L. Richards, of Orange, California, one sister, Mrs. C. A. Ingalsbe, of Kansas City, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

He had been a member of the Onaga Baptist Church for twenty-two years and served in the capacity of deacon at the time of his death. He was also treasurer of the church for a number of years and was always a loyal supporter of that institution.

Although his last days were full of pain and suffering he was very patient and even now we seem to hear him say:

“Thy way, not mine, O Lord,

However dark it may be.

Lead me by thine own hand;

Choose out the path for me”

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FAIRBANKS, CAROLINA AMELIA (1962)

Carolina Amelia Fairbanks, the daughter of Robert and Sarah Albin was born in the Buck's Grove Community in Jackson County, May 15, 1881, and passed away at the Onaga Community Hospital November 6, 1962 at the age of 81 years, five months and 22 days.

In 1899 she was married to Ira W. Fairbanks of St. Clere, who preceded her in death September 19, 1951.

In her early years she joined the Buck's Grove Methodist Church.

She was a very devoted mother and grandmother.

She leaves to mourn ten children: Mrs. Clara Teske, Onaga; Mrs. Lula Niehaus, Whiting; Mrs. Anna Bonjour, Onaga; James Fairbanks, Kansas City; Mrs. Elsie Kelly, Onaga, Mrs. Violet Biggs, Holton; Mrs. Evelyn Slocum, Soldier; Mrs. Viola Tuttle, Wichita; Raymond Fairbanks, Valley Falls, and Donald Fairbanks, Antioch, California; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Cordell, Watonga, Oklahoma, two brothers, Henry Albin, Circleville, and George Albin, Delhi, California; also 26 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren and many friends.

Funeral services were held Friday November 9 at the First Congregational Church in Onaga, with burial in the Onaga Cemetery.

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FALK, GERALDINE MAY (29 DECEMBER 1946)

Geraldine May Falk passed from this life December 29, 1946, after a brief illness. She had reached the age of 13 years, 5 months, and 22 days. She was born at Wheaton, Kansas on July 7, 1933. She attended school in this locality, at the St. Luke's Lutheran School and public school at Wheaton, Kansas. At the time of her death, she was in the eighth grade and attended the public school in Wheaton.

She is survived by her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Falk, of Wheaton; by three brothers, Myron, Kenneth, and Donald; and by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Honig and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Falk.

The funeral service was conducted at St. Luke's Lutheran Church at Wheaton, of which she was a baptized member, and had she lived, would have become a confirmed member in 1947. The service was in charge of Rev. E. L. Hoffman, pastor of St. Lukes Church.

A large gathering of relatives and friends was in attendance at the funeral. The burial was in St. Luke's Lutheran Cemetery.

Many beautiful floral wreaths and Memorial Wreaths were given in memory of the deceased.

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FALK, EMMA A. (BORN 27 AUGUST 1886)

Mrs. Emma A. Falk, 69, of Wheaton, died Wednesday at her home. She had lived in the community all her life, and was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church at Wheaton.

She is survived by her husband, August G. Falk, of the home; three sons, Raymond A. Falk, Onaga, Orlin A. Falk, Wheaton, and Louis F. Falk, Topeka; two daughters, Mrs. Clara S. Davis, Mission, and Mrs. Verneda A. Valburg, Blaine, and 14 grandchildren. One son, Chester Falk, died in 1953.

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FALK, FRED (1960)

Last rites are being held this afternoon (Thursday) at 2 o’clock at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Duluth, for Mr. Fred Falk, aged Onaga resident. Interment will be in Home Cemetery northwest of Onaga.

Mr. Falk, who was 94 years old, passed away Tuesday evening, April 26, at Community Hospital, Onaga. He had been in the hospital about a month, having suffered a broken hip on March 31.

Mr. Falk was born in Pommern, Germany, November 30, 1865, and came to the United States in 1883. After his marriage, he and his wife made their home on a farm west of Onaga. About forty years ago he retired from farming and they moved to Onaga. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Duluth.

Mrs. Falk and several brothers and sisters preceded him in death.

Survivors include one brother, August Falk of Wheaton; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Flora Brunner, with whom he made his home, and many nieces and nephews.

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FALK, CHESTER A. (NO DATE)

Chester A. Falk, 32, died Tuesday morning at his home in Blaine, Kansas after an illness of three years.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Doris Falk, of the home; three small children, Cheryl Elaine, Nancy Jo and Dean Edward Falk, of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Falk, Wheaton, Kansas; three brothers, Raymond A. Falk, Onaga, Orlin A. Falk, Wheaton, and Louis F. Falk, Topeka; and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Davis, Kansas City, Kansas, and Mrs. Verneda Valburg, Onaga. Funeral services will be at Wheaton.

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FEES, BLANCHE MAUDE HOOVER (NO DATE)

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