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KOLTERMAN, EDNA MAE (1998)

Edna Mae Kolterman, 78, died Thursday, July 16, 1998, at her daughter’s home in Kansas City, Kansas.

She was born February 16, 1920 at Onaga the daughter of Dr. J. D. and Blanche Day Crum. She graduated from Onaga High School in 1938. ***********

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KOLTERMAN, CARL A. (NO DATE)

Carl A. Kolterman, 87, Onaga, died Thursday, October 8, 1998, in the Onaga Hospital.

He was born September 26, 1911, in Duluth, the son of Charles Kolterman and Hulda Scholtz. He graduated from Onaga High School.

Mr. Kolterman and his wife farmed north of Duluth for 38 years. He had worked on a farm with his brothers until the early 1940’s. He was a member of the Grange organization in Duluth.

He married Louise Eichem on February 23, 1943, in Topeka. She survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Charles Kolterman and Donald Kolterman, both of Onaga, and Randy Kolterman, Littleton, Colorado; one daughter, Joyce Wheeler, Wheaton; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were at 2 p.m. Monday at the Kufahl Funeral Home in Wheaton. Burial was in Home Cemetery in Duluth. ***

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KOELZER, MARJORIE R.

Marjorie R. Koelzer, 63, of Centralia, died Friday, December 27, 1996, at the Community Hospital in Onaga.

She was born April 12, 1993, at Vermillion, the daughter of Byron J. and Evelyn Faulkner Marcy. She attended school at Vermillion and graduated from Vermillion High School.

Mrs. Koeltzer kept books for the family businesses. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Onaga, the Altar Society, the Perpetual Adoration Group, and a Eucharist minister, all at the church. She was a member of the prayer group at St. Joseph Catholic Church at Lillis, and president of the Auxiliary to Armstrong-Moyer American Legion Post No. 216 at Centralia. She was a volunteer for the Nemaha County Election Board and Onaga Senior Center. She enjoyed ceramics, gardening and nature. She had visited places in seven foreign countries, including Rome, Fatima, and Guadeloupe, Mexico.

Mrs. Koelzer was preceded in death by a brother, James B. Marcy.

She married Francis Koelzer December 27, 1950 at Coal Creek. He survives.

Other survivors include three sons: William of Mesa, AZ, James of Lincoln, NE, and Eugene of Sterling, NE; three daughters, Marianna Bailey and Frances Zessin of Lincoln, NE, and Dorothy Fisher of Havensville; two sisters, Dorothy Lindeen of Vermillion, and Marlene Hunt of Taylorville, IL, 14 grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.

Mass of Christian burial was at 10:00 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church at Lillis. Burial was in Coal Creek Cemetery north of Onaga. Rosaries were recited Sunday evening and Monday morning.

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KOCHER, OLLIE (NO DATE)

Falls City , Nebraska – Ollie M. Kocher, 76, Falls City, died Thursday, February 3, 2000 at a Falls City nursing home.

Mrs. Kocher owned an apple orchard in Washington State from 1957 to 1970.

She was born April 17, 1923, in Salem, Nebraska, the daughter of Sesley J. and Mary E. Malone Roland. She was raised in Salem, Nebraska, and she moved to Onaga from Washington in 1970. She moved from Onaga to Falls City, Nebraska in 1989.

Mrs. Kocher attended the First Bretheren Church in Falls City, Nebraska.

She married Harvey A. Kocher on February 16, 1973 in Holton. He died April 16, 1989.

Survivors include a brother, Wesley F. Roland, Falls City, Nebraska and a sister, Maude Campbell, Falls City, Nebraska.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Chapel of the Door Funeral Home in Falls City, Nebraska. Burial will be in Maple Cemetery in Salem, Nebraska.

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KOLTERMAN, HEDWIG AGNES “HATTIE” BRUNKOW (06/56)

Funeral services were held last Thursday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Hattie Kolterman in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Duluth, the pastor, J. A. E. Bauer, officiating. She was laid to rest at the Lutheran Cemetery in Duluth.

Hedwig Agnes (Hattie) Kolterman, nee Brunkow, was born November 29, 1897 four miles north of Onaga, a daughter of Frederick and Auguste Falk Brunkow. She received Holy Baptism on Christmas Day 1897 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Ad. Schmid. Hattie, as she was known to her many friends, received her training in the public school at Neuchatel and her Christian instruction at the Lutheran School and church at Duluth. She was confirmed April 9, 1911 with eleven other confirmants. On May 8, 1918 she entered marriage with Emil Kolterman. The Lord blessed them with one daughter. They stayed on the Kolterman place and lived there all their lives. She was a faithful member of St. Paul's Lutheran congregation and a cheerful member of the ladies aid and the LWML. For a time she held the office of the presidency in this society.

June 15 she entered the Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka for a major operation. Her family was with her Sunday and Monday afternoon from 1 to 6 o’clock she was in the operating room; eight hours later she fell asleep, Tuesday, June 19, 1956, at the age of 58 years, 6 months and 20 days.

She is survived by her husband, Emil Kolterman, one daughter, Mrs. Robert Bates, one grandchild, James Robert Bates of Great Bend, Kansas; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Buchholz and Mrs. Emma Honig of Onaga, Kansas; one brother, Paul Brunkow of Albuquerque, N. M. Her parents, one brother in infancy, and one sister, Gertrude, 15, preceded her in death.

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KOLTERMAN, ROY WASHINGTON (1954)

Roy Washington Kolterman, son of August and Minnie Kolterman, was born March 5, 1899 at Onaga, Kansas and passed away at his home in Havensville on September 9, 1954 at the age of 55 years 6 months and 4 days. In infancy he was baptized and later confirmed in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Duluth. He spent his early life in this community and was engaged in farming.

On March 15, 1922 he was united in marriage with Alice Heath and to this union three children were born. In 1934 he and his family moved to a farm near Havensville. He had driven a Havensville grade school bus since 1941. In 1950 he moved to a residence in Havensville where he united with the Christian Church in 1951.

He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, Alice, one daughter, Audrey, of Noblesville, Indiana, 2 sons, Roscoe of Aniak, Alaska, Delbert, of Wilmington, Delaware, 6 grandchildren, * sisters, 5 brothers, other relatives and many friends.

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KOCHER, HARVEY AUGUST (NO DATE)

Harvey August Kocher, 77, Onaga, died Sunday, April 16, 1989 at a Seneca nursing home.

Mr. Kocher was a farmer and stockman in the Onaga community before he retired in 1982.

He was married to Mildred B. Honig October 18, 1942 at Wheaton. She died December 10, 1969. He was married to Ollie Roland February 16, 1973 at Holton. She survives.

Other survivors include three brothers, Herman Kocher, Onaga, Arnold Kocher, Hiawatha, and Bernard Kocher, Garden City; and a sister, Louise McGuire, Onaga.

Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Duluth. Burial was in Onaga Cemetery.

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KOLTERMAN, OTTO E. (NO DATE)

Otto E. Kolterman, 102, of Onaga, died Saturday, June 9, 1990 at Onaga Community Hospital.

Mr. Kolterman was a farmer and stockman north of Onaga until he retired in 1952 and moved into town.

He continued to go to the farm daily to work until about 1970, when he decided that he should not continue driving his truck, and he relinquished his keys to his son, Melvin Kolterman. He and his wife moved into Golden Acres Nursing Home in Onaga four years ago.

He was born July 29, 1887, in Onaga, one of 12 children of August and Wilhelmina Brunkow Kolterman. He was a lifelong resident of the Onaga area, and the farmhouse he lived in was the home his parents built when he was six years old.

Mr. Kolterman was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, in Duluth, and the Men’s Club at the church. He was active in the church all his life and held several positions in the church.

He was married to Bertha Kolterman on January 6, 1916, in Duluth. She died January 31, 1987.

Survivors include three sons, Lyle Kolterman, Sun City, Arizona and Melvin Kolterman and Vernon Kolterman, both of Onaga; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday June 12, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Duluth. Burial was in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Duluth.

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KOLTERMAN, LEE WAYNE (NO DATE)

Lee Wayne Kolterman, 68, of Kansas City, Missouri, died Friday, July 19, 1991, at his home.

He was born December 14, 1922, at Onaga, the son of Walter and Bertha Valburg Kolterman and was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Duluth.

Mr. Kolterman graduated from Onaga High School with the class of 1942. He was an Army veteran, having served in Japan during World War II. He was a member of the 40 th Anniversary Committee for Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kansas City.

He was married to Roberta Mann of Kansas City, Missouri on September 14, 1947. She survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Paula Haberkern, San Diego, California, and Debbie Swope, Kansas City, Missouri; a sister, Corrine Huhn, Campo, California; and two brothers, Cecil Kolterman and Evan (Bud) Kolterman, both of Onaga.

Memorial services were held Tuesday afternoon, July 23, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Kansas City, Missouri. Private inurnment was July 24 at Leavenworth National Military Cemetery.

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KOLTERMAN, STANLEY C. (4 FEB 1976)

Onaga – Stanley C. Kolterman, 24, rural Onaga, died at his home near Onaga Tuesday.

Sheriff’s officers said he died a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

He was born October 1, 1946 near Onaga.

He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Duluth, and VFW Post 7772, Onaga.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Evan L. “Bud” Kolterman, Onaga; a sister, Mrs. Nancy Young, Kansas City; and his grandmothers, Mrs. Bertha Kolterman and Mrs. Blanche Crum, both of Onaga.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Duluth. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery. Tessendorf Mortuary, Onaga, is in charge of arrangements.

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KOELZER, FRANCIS W. (DATE ILLEGIBLE)

Centralia – Francis W. Koelzer, 79, Centralia, died Monday in an Onaga hospital.

He was born September 25, 1889, at St. Benedict in Nemaha County, and lived in the Coal Creek community south of Centralia 43 years.

He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in the Coal Creek community and Knights of Columbus. He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Cordula Becker and Mrs. Dolorosa Engelken, both of Centralia; three sons, Clem Koelzer, Onaga, Mike Koelzer, Centralia, and Francis Koelzer, Lincoln, NE; two sisters, Mrs. John Weber, Herrington, and Sister Cordual, Kansas City KS; a brother Sybastian Koelzer, Falls City, NE, 25 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at Coal Creek. Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hayes Funeral Home at Centralia.

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KOLTERMAN, SADIE R. (NO DATE)

Memorial services for Mrs. Sadie R. Kolterman, 70, were held at two o’clock Monday afternoon, December 1, 1969 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Duluth. Interment was in the Onaga Cemetery.

Mrs. Kolterman died Thanksgiving Day at the home of a daughter, Mrs. DeNoya Kreeger of Pleasant Hill, MO, where she and her husband were visiting. She was the victim of a heart attack.

Mrs. Kolterman was born September 17, 1899 in Oklahoma. Mrs. Kolterman had lived in Onaga many years. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Duluth.

Survivors include her husband, Chester Kolterman, of the home; her daughter, Mrs. Kreeger; a son, Jim, La Puente, CA; four sisters, Mrs. Viola Ziegler, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Mrs. Leona Berry, Hemet, CA; Mrs. Elsie Henshaw, Wenatchee, WA; and Mrs. Cecile Florence, Yakima, Washington; two brothers, Frank Frazier and Lou Frazier, both of Yakima, WA; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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KOLTERMAN, FRANK W. (31 May 1975)

Onaga—Frank W. Kolterman, 84, Onaga, died here Saturday in a nursing home where he had been about three weeks. He had a heart attack.

He was born September 21, 1890, near Onaga and spent his life in the Onaga community. He served in the Rainbow Division in the Army during World War I. He was a farmer before he retired.

He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Duluth northwest of Onaga and Post No. 85 of the American Legion at Onaga.

Survivors include four brothers, Otto Kolterman and Chester Kolterman, both of Onaga, Leonard Kolterman, Lincoln, NE, and Arthur Kolterman, Washington, KS; and four sisters, Clara Kilt and Reva Kolterman, both at home, Mrs. Ella Rollenhagen, Julesburg, CO, and Mrs. Theresa Buls, Lincoln, NE.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in the Duluth community. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery at Duluth. Tessendorf Mortuary at Onaga is in charge of arrangements.

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KOELZER, MICHAEL F. (NO DATE)

Michael F. Koelzer, 70, Coolidge, Arizona; died Wednesday, April 6, 1994 at his home in Coolidge.

Mr. Koelzer did blacksmith work on farm equipment for several years. He was a self-taught electronic repairman who worked on televisions and refrigeration equipment. He retired from farming in 1992 and was a road grader operator for Neuchatel Township.

He was born August 19, 1923 on a farm near Axtell, the son of Francis and Catherine Weber Koelzer. He attended College Hill Grade School. Mr. Koelzer moved to Centralia in 1985 and then to Big Springs, Texas, in 1991. He had lived in Coolidge, Arizona since 1992.

Mr. Koelzer was a former member of Sacred Heart Church in Baileyville. He was a former member of the Coal Creek Church until it closed in 1970, and then a member of St. Patrick’s Church at Corning. He also was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Coolidge.

He was married to Vina Hodges Bennefield on January 1, 1977, in Baileyville. They were divorced.

Survivors include two brothers, Clem Koelzer, Onaga, and Francis Koelzer, Centralia; two sisters, Cordula Becker and Dolorosa “Rose” Engelken, both of Centralia.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 11, at St. Patrick’s Church in Corning. Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery at Coal Creek.

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KOCHER, BERNARD A. (NO DATE)

Funeral services for Bernard A. “Bill” Kocher, 91, Garden City, were at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, at First United Methodist Church in Garden City. Burial was at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Roselawn Cemetery, Salina.

Mr. Kocher died September 3, 1994, at the Garden City Terrace Garden Care Center.

He was born March 9, 1903 at Onaga, the son of Albert and Minnie Mitze Kocher. He was a Garden City resident since 1980, having previously lived at Tulsa, Oklahoma and Kansas City, Missouri.

He was honored for having driven more than one milli9on accident-free miles in his 35 years with the Greyhound bus lines.

Mr. Kocher was a member of First United Methodist Church, Garden City, and Homemaker Sunday school class at the church.

On January 10, 1934, he married Lucille Ellena at Onaga. She died November 5, 1979 at Tulsa.

Survivors include a son, Don Kocher, Indonesia; a daughter, Elaine Fox, Garden City; two brothers, Herman Kocher, Onaga, and Arnold Kocher, Hiawatha; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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KOLTERMAN, LILLIAN MARJORIE (NO DATE)

Lillian Marjorie Kolterman, 80, formerly of Onaga, died Monday, September 12, 1994 at a San Diego, California nursing home.

Mrs. Kolterman worked in Kansas City, Missouri during World War II.

She was born July 5, 1914 in Morrilton, Arkansas, one of 15 children of Samuel and Katherine Groom Lasater. She moved to Onaga from Kansas City, Missouri in 1946.

Mrs. Kolterman was a member of Onaga Congregational Church UCC.

She was married to Archie L. Kolterman on October 4, 1946 in Kansas City. He died November 19, 1982.

Survivors include a daughter, Wanda Gray, Pinetop, Arizona; a son, Dr. Orville Kolterman, San Diego, California; two sisters, Lucille Bennett, Kansas City, Kansas, and Lela Underwood, Little Rock, Arkansas; a brother, Jack Lasater, Morrilton, Arkansas; and five grandchildren.

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 17, at Kufahl Funeral Home in Wheaton. Burial was at Home Cemetery south of Duluth.

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KOLTERMAN, EVAN L. “BUD” (NO DATE)

Evan L. “Bud” Kolterman, 78, Onaga, died Monday morning, December 30, 1996 at Community Hospital, Onaga.

The son of Walter W. and Bertha Valburg Kolterman, he was born May 20, 1918, at Onaga and graduated from Onaga High School in 1935.

Mr. Kolterman was a farmer and stockman. He was a member of New Hope Lutheran Church and director of the Federal Land Bank for several years. He was a U. S. Army Veteran of World War II.

He was married to Edna Mae Crumb on February 18, 1943 at Duluth. She survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Nancy Young, Kansas City, Kansas; a brother, Cecil Kolterman, Onaga; a sister, Corrine Huhn, Campo, California; and a granddaughter, Connie Rohus, Kansas City, Kansas.

He was preceded in death by a son, Stanley Kolterman.

Cremation is planned.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. today (Thursday) at the First Congregational Church, UCC, Onaga. Private inurnment will be later at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Duluth.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Lutheran Church or to a charity of the donor’s choice and sent in care of Tessendorf-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Onaga.

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KOLTERMAN, LYLE W. (NO DATE)

Lyle W. Kolterman, 77, Sun City, Arizona, formerly of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, died Wednesday, June 28, 1995, at his home.

The son of Otto and Bertha Kolterman, he was born November 13, 1917 in Onaga, Kansas and was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Onaga.

He graduated from Onaga High School and from Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin.

Mr. Kolterman served in the US Air Force during World War II, as an aviation cadet. He was employed for 39 years with the Falk Corporation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and was a member of the Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He was also a member of First Baptist Church of Youngtown.

He was married to Liesetta Koch. She survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Gail Bobo, Phoenix, Arizona; two sons, Ronald L. Kolterman, Oak Creek, Wisconsin and Curtis A. Kolterman, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a brother, Melvin Kolterman, Onaga, Kansas; six grandchildren and seven nieces and nephews. Mr. Kolterman was preceded in death by a brother, Vernon Kolterman.

Memorial services were at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at First Baptist Church of Youngtown. Inurnment will be at a later date.

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KOCHER, ALBERT ( 6-4-1965)

Onaga—Services will be at 3 p.m. today at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Duluth in Pottawatomie County for Albert Kocher, 91, Onaga, who died Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harold McGuire, Onaga.

He was born March 9, 1874 in Germany. He was a farmer.

Survivors include two other daughters, Katherine Kocher and Mrs. Margaret Vaughn, both of Kansas City, Missouri; five sons, Herman Kocher, Carl Kocher and Harvey Kocher, all of Onaga, Bernard Kocher, Kansas City, Missouri and Arnold Kocher, Hiawatha; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in St. Luke’s South Cemetery at Wheaton. Tessendorf Mortuary at Onaga is in charge of arrangements.

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KOCHER, CARL (1976)

Services for Carl Kocher, 77, of rural Onaga were at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church here with burial in the Havensville Cemetery. Mr. Kocher died Wednesday, November 24 at his home.

He was born March 12, 1899 near Onaga. He was a farmer and stockman for many years on a farm south of Onaga.

He married Edna McCloughan in 1928 in Manhattan. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, James H. Kocher, Onaga; a daughter. Mrs. Marcella Eraas, Topeka; three brothers, Harvey Kocher, Onaga Arnold Kocher, Hiawatha, and Bill Kocher, Gladstone, Missouri; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Vaughn, Kansas City, and Catherine Kocher, Onaga; and five grandchildren.

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KOLTERMAN, EMMA LOUISE (NO DATE)

Emma Louise Kolterman, the oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. Aug. F. Kolterman was born at Onaga, Kansas, March 22, 1886. She was united in marriage to Claude L. McKee, May 28, 1912. To this union six children were born. For several years they lived at Olsburg, Kansas, and moved to the west in 1914.

After a short illness she quietly passed away on January 10, 1930 at the hospital in Greeley, Colorado, having reached the age of 43 years, 9 months and 18 days.

Surviving her are her husband; six children, Ina, Edith, Beulah, Doris, Clayton and Opal; her father and mother; six brothers, Otto, Frank< Leonard, and Roy, of Onaga, Arthur of Washington and Chester, of Grand Island, Nebraska; five sisters, Mrs. Ella Rollenhagen of Julesburg, Colorado, Mrs. Lydia Dodds of Delis, Mrs. Theresa Buls of Garland, Nebraska and Misses Clara and Rheva, of Onaga.

She was confirmed and became a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Onaga, at an early age. A good wife and devoted mother, blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.

Funeral services were held from the Sattley Funeral Home on Sunday, January 12, followed by burial in the Greeley cemetery. Out-of-town relatives present for the services included Mr. and Mrs. C. E. McKee, Hobart, Ora(?)., Clifford and Violet McKee, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Otto, Leonard, Roy, Rheva and Clara Kolterman, of Onaga, Mrs. Ella Rollenhagen of Julesburg, Chester Kolterman of Grand Island, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nies and son of Brighton and Mr. Aug. Nies and Mrs. Fred Nies, of Erie.

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KOCHER, MILDRED (10 DEC 1969)

Mrs. Mildred Kocher, 55, of Onaga died Wednesday at Community Hospital.

She was born at Onaga October 14, 1914 and had lived all of her life in the Onaga community.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Duluth.

Survivors include her husband, Harvey Kocher, of the home.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Onaga Cemetery.

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KOCHER, KATHERINE L. (NO DATE)

Katherine L. Kocher, 86, Onaga, died Saturday, November 14, 1987 at Golden Acres Nursing Home where she had been a resident since 1976.

Miss Kocher had worked at Isles Orthodontal/Prosthetic Services Co. in Kansas City, Miss for 45 years before she retired in 1974.

She was born January 16, 1901 at Onaga, the daughter of Albert and Minnie Mitze Kocher.

Miss Kocher was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Duluth.

Survivors include four brothers, Bernard Kocher, Garden City, Herman K9ocher and Harvey Kocher, both of Onaga, and Arnold Kocher, Hiawatha; and a sister, Louise McGuire, Onaga.

Services were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 17, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Duluth. Burial was in Onaga Cemetery.

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KOLTERMAN, BERTHA T. (1987)

Onaga—Mrs. Bertha T. Kolterman, 92, Onaga, died Saturday, January 31, at an Onaga nursing home.

She was born June 10, 1894 in Duluth, a daughter of William and Emilie Nicklas Kolterman and was reared in the Duluth area.

Mrs. Kolterman was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Duluth and St. Paul’s Lutheran Ladies Aide.

She was married to Otto E. Kolterman January 6, 1916, in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Duluth. He survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Lyle Kolterman, Sun City, Arizona, and Vernon Kolterman and Melvin Kolterman, both of Onaga; a sister, Mrs. Effie Berger, Onaga; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Duluth. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery at Duluth. Mrs. Kolterman will lie in sate until noon Tuesday at Tessendorf Mortuary in Onaga and an hour before service time at the church. The family will meet with friends from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lutheran Hour, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Improvement Fund or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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KOLTERMAN, CHESTER R. (1987)

Chester R. Kolterman, 84, Onaga, died Tuesday, January 6, at an Onaga nursing home.

Mr. Kolterman had been a farmer and later worked on Onaga Lumber and Grain Co., until 1968. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

He was born September 5, 1902, north of Onaga, the son of August and Wilhelmine Brunkow Kolterman.

Mr. Kolterman was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Duluth and Onaga Post No. 85 of the American Legion.

He was married to Sadie Green in 1952. She died November 27, 1969.

Survivors include a stepson, C. H., New Stockton, Missouri; a sister, Mrs. Theresa Buls, Lincoln, Nebraska; two brothers, Otto Kolterman, Onaga, and Leonard Kolterman, Lincoln, Nebraska; and to step-grandchildren.

Services were at 2 p.m. Friday in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Duluth. Military graveside services were conducted in Onaga Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Development Fund or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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KOLTERMAN, CLARA C. (1985)

Onaga—Clara C. Kolterman, 89, died Wednesday, July 17, at an Onaga hospital.

Miss Kolterman worked at the First National Bank in Onaga all her working life.

She was born December 29, 1895, on a farm northwest of Onaga, the daughter of August and Wilhelmina Brunkow Kolterman. She was graduated from St. Paul's Parochial School in Duluth and Onaga High School.

Miss Kolterman was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aid, Fellowship Club, Senior Choir and Walther League, all of the church at Duluth.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Theresa Buls, Lincoln, Nebraska and three brothers, Otto Kolterman and Chester Kolterman, both of Onaga, and Leonard Kolterman, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Duluth. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery at Duluth. A short service will be held for friends and relatives at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Tessendorf Mortuary in Onaga. Miss Kolterman will lie in state an hour before service time at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to The Lutheran Hour in care of the church or funeral home.

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KOLTERMAN, ELIZABETH (7-31-1994)

Onaga—Mrs. Elizabeth Kolterman, 79, Onaga, died Wednesday at a hospital here.

She was born October 31, 1894 at St. Joseph, Missouri.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Duluth and the Ladies Aid at the church.

She was married October 19, 1919 to William Kolterman. He died in 1965.

Survivors include two sons, Paul Kolterman and Neil Kolterman, both at home; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Gavell, Greeley, Colorado and Mrs. Mildred Yardley, Lees Summitt, Missouri, a sister Mrs. Katherine Umphlet, St. Joseph, Missouri, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Duluth. Burial will be in the Onaga Cemetery at Onaga.

The Tessendorf Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

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KOLTERMAN, LESTER H. (1984)

Duluth —Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Kufahl Funeral Home in Wheaton for Lester H. Kolterman, 87, Duluth, who died Sunday, May 5, at an Onaga nursing home where he had been about 10 years.

Mr. Kolterman operated the farm where he was born most of his life.

He was born February 19, 1898, on a farm northeast of Duluth, the son of Charles W. and Hulda Shields Kolterman.

Mr. Kolterman was a 50-year member of Onaga Lodge No. 188, AF&AM, at Onaga and a former member of the Pigeon Grange at Duluth.

Survivors include a brother, Carl Kolterman, Onaga.

Burial will be in Home Cemetery south of Duluth. Mr. Kolterman will lie in state from noon today until service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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KOLTERMAN, RHEVA M. (NO DATE)

Rheva M. Kolterman, 79, died Tuesday, November 22, in Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka where she had been a patient for about a week. She had been in ill health for several months.

The daughter of August and Wilhelmina Brunkow Kolterman, she was born March 30, 1904, at Onaga, attended Duluth and Onaga schools and was graduated from Onaga High School.

Miss Kolterman was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Duluth, and the Ladies Aid of the church.

She was employed for many years by United Telephone Co., at Onaga and Abilene until her retirement several years ago.

Survivors include two sisters, Miss Clara Kolterman, Onaga, and Mrs. Theresa Buls, Lincoln, Nebraska; four brothers, Otto Kolterman and Chester Kolterman of Onaga, Dr. A. H. Kolterman, Washington, Kansas and Leonard Kolterman, Lincoln, Nebraska; also many nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, November 25, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Duluth. Interment will be in Onaga Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Lutheran Hour or St. Paul's Lutheran Church and sent in care of Tessendorf Mortuary.

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KOLTERMAN, MILDRED (1980)

Mrs. Mildred Kolterman, 76, of Washington, Kansas, died April 16 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Memorial services were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at the First United Methodist Church in Washington, with the Rev. Charles Grant and the Rev. Leslie Toburen officiating. Interment was in Washington City Cemetery.

The daughter of Elmer and Louella Adams Peterson, she was born October 6 1903 at Garrison, Kansas. She grew up in the Onaga community, graduated from Onaga High School, and received an A.B. degree from Emporia State Teachers College. She was a first grade teacher at Onaga.

She was married to Dr. Arthur H. Kolterman on June 24, 1926.

Mrs. Kolterman was a member of P.E.O. Chapter A.N. and Eastern Star No. 175, both at Washington, and was an active member of the First United Church at Washington.

Survivors include her husband, of Washington; a daughter, Mrs. Irma Lou Hirsch, Kansas City; a son, Dr. Duane Kolterman, Clay Center; a sister, Mrs. Irma Ott, in California; and five grandchildren.

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KOLTERMAN, WILHELMINE AUGUSTE (NO DATE)

Sunday afternoon the oldest member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Duluth, Mrs. Aug. F. Kolterman, who passed away Friday, December 10, 1953, was laid to rest. Services were held at the church at 2 o’clock with burial in the Duluth cemetery, her pastor, Rev. J. A. E. Bauer, officiating. Pallbearers were her six grandsons.

Wilhelmine Auguste Kolterman nee Brunkow, third oldest child of William Frederic and Caroline Zabel Brunkow was born July 3, 1862 at Doelitz, Germany. She received Holy Baptism in her infancy. When 6 years old she came to America with her parents. The days of her youth were spent with her parents near Duluth. Here she also received her training in religion and public school. In 1878 she was confirmed with 10 other children by the first local pastor of St. Paul’s, Rev. A. B. Kraemer.

On February 20, 1884 she was united in holy wedlock to Aug. F. Kolterman. They made their home on a farm four miles north of Onaga. In 1912 hey retired to their new home in Onaga. They were blessed with 14 children, three of whom have preceded her in death, two in infancy, and one daughter Emma on January 10, 1930. Her husband passed away on July 13, 1937 at the age of nearly 80 years.

The couple were privileged to observe their golden wedding anniversary February 20, 1934. Not quite two years ago Mrs. Kolterman celebrated her 90 th birthday at which time she received many messages of congratulations. She reached the age of 91 years, 5 months, and 7 days. She was a faithful member of St. Paul's congregation all her life, active to her old age, and a sweet and loving mother and grandmother. On August 13 th of this year she was present at the 40 th anniversary of St. Paul’s Ladies Aid of which she was the first treasurer. She lived at her home in Onaga, her daughter, Miss Clara, tenderly caring for her.

Her departure is mourned by the following children: Otto of Onaga; Leonard of Lincoln, Nebraska; Mrs. Elia Rollenhagen of Julesburg, Colorado; Mrs. Lydia Dodds, of Delia; Mrs. Therese Buls of Garland, Nebraska; Roy of Havensville; Arthur of Washington, Kansas; Chester of Onaga; Rheva of Abilene; Frank and Clara of the home; 29 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Honig of Hope, and Mrs. Wm. Honig of Duluth; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Marie Brunkow of Onaga , and one brother-in-law, Wm. Honig of Duluth. Memorial wreaths were made in the amount of $150.00 in her memory.

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KOLTERMAN, MINNIE (16 SEPTEMBER 1969)

Funeral services will be at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Duluth for Mrs. Minnie Kolterman, 81, who died Tuesday in a Topeka convalescent center. Burial will be in Wamego City Cemetery.

Mrs. Kolterman had been in Community Hospital here and a Topeka hospital for ten weeks before being transferred to the convalescent center.

She was born February 26, 1888, at Louisville and lived in the Louisville community until 1929 when she moved to Topeka. She had lived in Duluth before moving to Onaga in 1951.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Duluth.

In 1909 she was married to Patrick Barrett, who died in 1929. She married Frank Kolterman November 23, 1935. Mr. Kolterman died September 2, 1956.

Survivors include a step-son, Raymond F. Kolterman, Topeka; a brother, John Marten of Albuquerque, N. M.; two granddaughters, and two great-grandsons.

Mrs. Kolterman will lie in state until 1:30 p.m. Friday at Tessendorf Chapel in Onaga.

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KOHN, MINNIE CHRISTINE (NO DATE)

Minnie Christine Kohn, daughter of Henry Blume and Augusta Kuhne was born July 30, 1878 in Trovinz, Hanover, Germany. She was baptized in the Evangelical Lutheran church in Kl. Fluthe Hanover, Germany by Pastor Ritterbusch. At the age of six she came from Germany with her parents who resided on a farm south of Westmoreland where she grew to womanhood.

On May 20, 1897 she was united in wedlock with Charles F. Kohn. They resided on a farm south of Wheaton. To this union was born three sons and one daughter. Two sons died in infancy, her husband Charles, died August 9, 1934 and one son, Henry, January 28, 1960. Since the death of her husband, she resided at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alfonso F. Kufahl.

On November 1, 1942, she was confirmed by Pastor Hildebrandt of Duluth. Later he membership was transferred to St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Wheaton.

After a lingering illness she fell asleep in Jesus October 19, 1961 at Dechairo hospital at the age of 83 years, 2 months and 20 days.

Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Alfonso F. Kufahl; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Nina Kohn of Maple Hill; one son-in-law, Alfonso F. Kufahl; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Goehring and Mrs. Henry Lelievre, Westmoreland; one brother, Henry Blume, Wamego; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Herman Blume, Wamego, and Mrs. W. H. Blume, Arlington; one brother-in-law Henry Lelievre, Westmoreland; five grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 21, at 2:00 in the afternoon at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Wheaton, and interment was made in the Fox cemetery south of Wheaton.

Pallbearers were: Bill Blume, Gilbert Goehring, Lester Goehring, Guy Blume, Argyle Blume and Geo. Mayer, Jr.

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KOCHER, MINNIE (NO DATE)

Minnie Kocher, the wife of Albert Kocher, was born August 15, 1871, at Onaga, Kansas, and died after a short illness, at her home near Onaga on May 22, 1943, at the age of 71 years, 9 months and 7 days.

When yet young she became a member of the Lutheran Church through the rite of Confirmation, and remained a member of that church until the end of her life.

On March 3, 1898 she was married to Albert Kocher of Onaga. This union was blessed with eight children. She lived near Onaga all her life, and during that long time she gained many friends. Remaining to mourn her departure are her husband, Albert Kocher; eight children: Carl;, of Onaga, Katherine of Kansas City, Missouri; Bernard of Salina, Herman and Louise of Onaga, Margaret Vaughn of Kansas City, Missouri, Arnold of Saline, and Harvey of Onaga; also eight grandchildren, two sisters, and a number of other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, May 24, in the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Rev. O. H. Praeuner officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the St. Luke’s Lutheran Cemetery.

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KOENTZ, JAN PETROS DR. (NO DATE)

Dr. Koentz PhotoJan Petros Koentz, was born at Wychen, Netherlands, on January 27, 1823, and died at his home in Onaga On April 26, 1911, aged 88 years, 2 months and 29 days.

The deceased came to America in 1849, and lived at Sheboygan, Wisconsin, a short time after which he moved to Leavenworth, Kansas, remaining there until 1858 when he took up a homestead near this city, and has lived here continuously since, except three years spent in the War of the Rebellion, serving in Co. K, 11 th Kansas

Volunteer regiment. He was married to Sarah Melmoth White in Jackson county, Missouri on September 23, 1865. To this union were born eight children, only three of whom together with the wife and mother are living. The surviving children are: William Walter, of Colorado, Charles Edward, and Dr. Christian Henry Koentz, of Onaga.

Dr. Koentz was one of the early pioneers of this locality. Having come here in the early days he knew the hardships of the early settler. For several years he was the only physician in this locality and for miles around, and the trip was never too long, nor the day or night too cold or stormy for him to answer the summons for medical aid to his fellow man. We sometimes think that the physician of today has a hard life, but what must it have been in the days when the subject of this sketch was a practitioner? He was of a jovial disposition and was always laughing and cutting up with those with whom he came in contact. He was fond of children and never let an opportunity pass to play with the young folks when ever he met them. Even in his declining years he always noticed a little child and they learned to like and respect him. Several years ago, and after the infirmities of life overtook him, he was forced to give up the practice of his profession.

The funeral services, conducted by the members of Custard Post, G.A.R., were held at the home of Dr. C. H. Koentz on Thursday afternoon, and was attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends. Interment was given in the Onaga cemetery, beside the graves of the children who had preceded the father to the great beyond.

CARD OF THANKS—

To the many kind neighbors and friends, and especially to the members of the Grand Army of the Republic, who so nobly assisted during the extended illness, death and funeral of our beloved husband and father, we wish hereby to extend our heartfelt thanks.

The Family

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KOENTZ, EVA (6-20-68)

Old Time Resident Dies In California—Word has been received here of the death, June 4 th, of Mrs. Eva Koentz, 88, a former Onaga resident, at her home in Corona Del Mar, California. Funeral services and burial were in California.

She was the eldest daughter of Wesley and Dora Gurtler and had lived in this community for many years, moving to Topeka in 1921. In 1928 she moved to California, where she operated a motel until about six years ago.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Cameron of Santa Ana, California, and Mrs. Gail McKinney of Corona Del Mar; and three sisters, Mrs. Rachel Beach of Anaheim, California, Mrs. Carrie Hummel of Santa Barbara, California and Mrs. Hazel Witham of Topeka.

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KOLTERMAN, ALICE DAY (17 APRIL 1975)

Mrs. Alice Day Kolterman, 73, of Kansas City was pronounced dead on arrival Thursday at the North Kansas City Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Lawrence Kolterman, formerly of Onaga, brother of Archie, Earl, Lester and Carl Kolterman of Onaga.

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Day, she was born at Havensville and lived in the Havensville and Onaga communities for several years.

She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star at Goff and the Bales Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, to whom she was married June 21, 1923; a daughter, Mrs. Florence Pennington, and a sister, Mrs. Florence Main, both of Kansas City.

Services were at 10:00 a.m. Monday at the Blackman Guardian Chapel in Kansas City.

Graveside services and burial were at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Havensville Cemetery.

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KOLTERMAN, ARCHIE L. (1982)

Archie L. Kolterman, 77, formerly of Onaga, died November 19 at Denver, Colorado, where he had lived for the past year with his son.

He was born June 13, 1905, at Onaga, the son of Charles W. and Hilda M. Shields Kolterman. He lived nearly all of his life in Onaga.

Mr. Kolterman was a retired farmer.

He was a member of the congregational United Church of Christ, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Masonic Lodge, all of Onaga. He was a veteran of World War II. He was also a member of the White Pigeon Grange, Duluth.

He married Lillian Lasater on October 6, 1945, at Kansas City, Kansas. She survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Wanda L. Gray, Pinetop, Arizona; a son, Orville G. Kolterman, Denver, two brothers, Lester H. Kolterman and Carl A. Kolterman, both of Onaga; and three grandchildren.

Services were at 2 p.m. November 23 at the Congregational United Church of Christ, Onaga. Burial was at Home Cemetery, south of Duluth.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, in care of Kufahl Funeral Home, Wheaton.

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KOLTERMAN, AUGUST FREDERIC (NO DATE)

August Frederic Kolterman, son of William and Hannah Kolterman, was born on a homestead near what is now Duluth, Kansas, on November 11, 1857 and passed away at his home in Onaga on July 13, 1937, at the age of 79 years 8 months and 2 days. He was confirmed on March 12, 1876, being a member of the first class for confirmation after St. Paul’s congregation was organized. He has been a lifetime faithful member of St. Paul’s congregation serving the congregation in various capacities.

On February 20, 1884 he was united in holy wedlock to Wilhelmine Brunkow. This union was blessed with 14 children, three of whom have preceded him in death, two in infancy, and one daughter, Emma, on January 10, 1930. His departure is mourned by the following: His beloved wife, Wilhelmine; the following children, Otto and Leonard, of Onaga, Mrs. Ella Rollenhagen, Julesburg, Colorado; Mrs. Lydia Dodds, Emmett, Mrs. Therese Buls, Garland, Nebraska, Roy, Havensville; Arthur, Washington, Kansas, and Frank, Clara, Rheva and Chester, at home; 30 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Wm. Kolterman, Wamego and Ernest Kolterman, Onaga; and many other relatives.

Mr. Kolterman grew up with this community, having the distinction of being the first white boy born in Mill Creek Township and has spent his entire live here. He lived on a farm four miles north of Onaga, where all of his children were born and raised, until 1912, when he erected a modern home in Onaga, and moved there, residing here until his death.

He took an active part in the development of the community, serving as township trustee, as a member of the school board, and several terms as city councilman. He was a kind and loving father, a good neighbor, and was held in high esteem by all who knew him.

Mr. and Mrs. Kolterman celebrated their golden Wedding anniversary on February 20, 1934, at their home in Onaga. During the day over two hundred friends and relatives gathers to extend congratulations and best wishes, which, in part, demonstrated the high regard in which the Koltermans were held by their friends and neighbors.

The funeral service was held at Duluth on Thursday afternoon, Pastor O. H. Hornbostel officiating. Interment was made in St. Paul’s cemetery near Duluth.

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KOLTERMAN, CHARLES W. (NO DATE)

Charles W. Kolterman passed away at his country home, Wednesday morning, August 22, at 9:30 o’clock, after an illness of about two months.

Charles W., son of Christian and Alvina Kolterman, was born on the Kolterman homestead, near Duluth, Kansas, on November 19, 1869, and died at his country home on August 22, 1934, at the age of 64 years, 9 months and 3 days. On June 10, 1891, he was united in marriage to Hulda M. Scheel of Arispie, Kansas, who preceded him to the great beyond January 22, 1921. To this union six sons were born, all of whom survive.

He leaves to mourn his departure his sons, Earl W. , Lester H., Archie L., and Carl A., of the home, Lawrence C. of Soldier, and Glen H. of Goff; one granddaughter and one grandson; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Heisse, of Topeka; two brothers, Edward, of Duluth, and Robert, whose address is unknown, besides a host of other relatives and friends.

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KOLTERMAN, VERNON A. (NO DATE)

Vernon A. Kolterman, 68, Onaga, died Friday, January 4, 1991, at an Onaga hospital.

Mr. Kolterman was a farmer and stockman north of Onaga most of his life.

He was born July 17, 1922, on a farm near Onaga, the son of Otto and Bertha Kolterman. He attended Onaga schools and was graduated in 1941 from Onaga High School.

Mr. Kolterman was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Duluth and was a former elder, parochial school board member and member of Voters Assembly and Men’s Club at the church.

He was married to Lavina Honig of Onaga on February 8, 1948, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Duluth. She survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Connie Sue Adrian, Topeka; a son, Terry Wayne Kolterman, Onaga; two brothers, Lyle Kolterman, Sun City, Arizona, and Melvin Kolterman, Onaga; and a granddaughter.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Duluth. Burial was in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery near Duluth.

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KOLTERMAN, EMIL F. (1969)

Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Duluth, for Mr. Emil F. Kolterman, 77, who died Thursday, July 10 at the Central Kansas Medical Center at Great Bend. He had been in ill health for the last several years.

He was born March 21, 1892 at Onaga and spent all his life in the Duluth and Onaga communities. He attended school in the Duluth community and a business school in Nebraska. He was a farmer north of Duluth until his retirement in 1956 at which time he moved into Onaga.

In May 1918 he was married to Hattie Brunkow, who preceded him in death in June 1956.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Bates, Great Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Effie Berges and Mrs. Bertha Kolterman, both of Onaga, and two grandchildren.

Interment was in the Lutheran Cemetery in Duluth.

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KOLTERMAN, EMILIE (NO DATE)

Mrs. Emilie Kolterman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Niklas, was born in Germany, July 16, 1859, baptized soon after her birth, and confirmed on April 6, 1873. In the following year she came to America with her parents and with them became a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Duluth, remaining a faithful member until her death. She was united in wedlock to Mrs. Wm. Kolterman. This union was blessed with 11 children. Two of these, Mrs. Frank Brunkow and Mrs. John Berges preceded her id death. Her husband passed away September 19, 1920. She passed away on April 6 th having reached the age of 80 years, 8 months and 20 days.

She is survived by the following children; Mrs. Helen Kufahl, Mrs. Pauline Berges, Mr. F. W. Kolterman, Mrs. Martha Honig, Mrs. Mathilde Berges, Mr. Emil Kolterman, Mrs. Bertha Kolterman and Mrs. Effie Berges, all of these children living in the Onaga community and Mr. August Kolterman of Lawrence, Kansas; 30 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

On Monday afternoon, the mortal remains were given a Christian burial, the funeral service being held in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, burial in St. Paul’s cemetery, with Pastor O. H. Hornbostel officiating.

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KOLTERMAN, ERNEST (NO DATE)

Ernest Kolterman, son of ‘William and Hannah Kolterman , was born on August 30, 1860 in a log cabin on a homestead near what is now Duluth, Kansas and passed away on December 6, 1942 at 12:30 o’clock at his home in Onaga, aged 82 years, 3 months and 5 days. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was a lifetime member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Duluth, serving this congregation in various capacities.

On July 30, 1884 he was united in marriage to Emma L. Henneberg, and lived with her in happy marriage for 58 years and could celebrate with her the golden wedding anniversary on July 30, 1934. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Albert Hartwich of Marysville and Mrs. Otto Witt of Leavenworth; two sons, Walter of near Onaga, and Henry who resides on the homestead near Duluth; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He lived on the homestead near Duluth for many years and took an active part in the development of the community, taking especially great interest and responsibility in the erection of St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Duluth in 1898. In 1918 he retired from the homestead and located in Onaga.

Interment was made on Wednesday afternoon in St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Duluth, the Rev. R. Hildebrandt officiating.

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing”.

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KOLTERMAN, EULA IRENE (1984)

Mrs. Eula Irene Kolterman, 85, Onaga, died Friday, October 5, at the home of a daughter in Topeka.

She was born November 5, 1898, on a farm near Onaga, the daughter of Herman and Christena Winkler Hartwich and lived in the Onaga community all her life.

Mrs. Kolterman was baptized and confirmed in St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Duluth and was a member of the Ladies Aid and Parents Club at the church. She also was active in community and public affairs.

She was married to Henry Carl Kolterman December 24, 1917, at Duluth. He died August 18, 1972.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Jeanette I. Tadlock, Norman, Oklahoma; and Mrs. Linda Carson and Mrs. Greta Anderson, both of Topeka; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services were at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 8, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Burial was in St. Paul’s Lutheran cemetery at Duluth. Mrs. Kolterman lied in state from 7 until 9 p.m. Saturday and from 8 until 9 a.m. Monday at Tessendorf Funeral Home in Onaga. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran School Heating Fund or to The Lutheran Hour.

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KOLTERMAN, GLEN HERMAN (NO DATE)

Glen Herman Kolterman, the fourth son of Hulda M. and Charles W. Kolterman, was born May 13, 1900, near Onaga, Kansas, and passed away at Norton, Kansas, October 24, 1939 at the age of 39 years, 5 months and 11 days. On February 12, 1930 he was united in marriage to Miss Erva Likens, of Centralia, Kansas and to this union one son was born.

Glen grew to manhood near Onaga and had pursued the trade of farming during his lifetime, and was residing on a farm near Vermillion, Kansas, where his recent illness overtook him in May, when it was discovered that he was afflicted with the fatal malady tuberculosis. He entered the State Sanitarium at Norton, Kansas for treatment but all the best efforts of their staff of doctors was of no avail. He passed away Tuesday morning.

He leaves to mourn his untimely death, his beloved wife, Erva Kolterman, and son Johnny; five brothers, Lawrence of Kansas City, Missouri, Earl, Lester, Archie and Carl, Of Onaga, Kansas besides a host of relatives and a large circle of friends. He was a member of Onaga Lodge No. 188 AF&AM.

Funeral services were held at his boyhood country home on Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, the Rev. McColloch, of Frankfort, Kansas officiating. He was laid to rest in the Home Cemetery where the Masonic Lodge conducted the graveside services.

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KOLTERMAN, HENRY CARL (1972)

Henry Carl Kolterman, 80, died last Friday at his home here.

He was born November 2, 1891 near Onaga, and lived his entire life in this community. After retiring from the farm, he and his wife built and operated Henry’s Motel and Trailer Court located at the west edge of town.

He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Duluth. Services were held there Sunday afternoon at two o’clock, with the Rev. J. W. A. Becker officiating. Burial was in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Eula, of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Jeanette Tadlock of Norman, Oklahoma, Mrs. Linda Carson and Mrs. Greta Anderson, both of Topeka; a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Witt of Oregon; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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KOLTERMAN, LOUISE TESKE (NO DATE)

Louise Teske, daughter of Julius and Anna Teske, was born March 5, 1873. On October 20, 1894, having made profession of her faith, she was received into membership with St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Duluth through the sacred rite of Baptism. On November 29 1892, she was married to Edward Kolterman. They lived on the farm a mile north of Duluth until 20 years ago when they moved to Duluth, where she lived until the time of her death. A little more than three months ago she became ill with a fatal malady. Throughout her lingering sickness she suffered no pain, remained patient, gratefully appreciating everything that was done for her by loving hands. She passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, December 7 th at the age of 65 years, 9 months and 2 days.

Her departure is mourned by her husband Edward Kolterman, the following five sisters: Mrs. Lena Zabel, Westmoreland; Miss Amelia Teske, Mrs. Mary Honig, and Mrs. Pauline Davin, all of Onaga, Mrs. Emma Wahl of Riley, Kansas and her two brothers, Albert and William Teske of Rapelge, Montana and other relatives and friends. One brother preceded her in death.

The funeral service was conducted by Pastor O. H. Hornbostel on Friday afternoon at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Duluth. Interment was made in Home Cemetery south of Duluth. “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth”.

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KOLTERMAN, MATILDA ZABEL (3 DECEMBER 1942)

Matilda Zabel was born March 3, 1868 at Onaga, Kansas. She was married to Albert Kolterman February 2, 1888. To this union five children were born: Pearl Hawk of Muscatine, Iowa, Grace, who died last December 11; George and Grant of Golden City, Missouri and Heles Hickman of Joplin, Missouri.

Besides her children and two grandchildren, she has three sisters, Mrs. Theresa Ladwig of Seneca, Mrs. Amelia Tessendorf-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Onaga of Onaga and Mrs. Malinda Hobbs of Ft. Collins, Colorado. Five brothers, Charley, John and Leopold of Onaga, Fred of Ft. Collins, Colorado and George of Los Angeles, California. One brother, Robert, preceded her in death in March 1941.

In 1916 Mr. and Mrs. Kolterman with their family moved to Golden City, Missouri. Mr. Kolterman was overtaken by death a few years after moving to Golden City, on May 26, 1920. Mrs. Kolterman was privileged to live her allotted time, and died in Carthage, Missouri November 6, 1942 at the age of 74 years, 8 months, and 3 days.

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KOLTERMAN, WALTER W. (25 FEBRUARY 1965)

Funeral services for Mr. Walter W. Kolterman, 75, of Onaga, were held at 2:00 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Duluth with burial at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery west of Duluth. The services were postponed from Tuesday because of the snow storm.

Mr. Kolterman passed away Saturday, February 20, at Community Hospital following a short illness. He was born July 8, 1889 near Onaga and had lived all his life in the Onaga community. He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Bertha, of the home; three sons, Cecil and Evan of Onaga and Lee W. of Kansas City, Missouri; one daughter, Mrs. Corrien Huhn, of La Mesa, California; five grandsons, five granddaughters; one brother, Henry Kolterman of Onaga, and one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Witt of Youngtown, Arizona.

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KOLTERMAN, WILLIAM F. (7-8-1965)

Mr. William F. Kolterman, 75, a long-time Onaga merchant, passed away at Community Hospital here Monday after several months of illness. Mr. Kolterman had owned and operated the Kolterman Produce for a number of years, until illness forced him to turn the business over to his son, Paul, several months ago.

Mr. Kolterman was born near Onaga, February 13, 1890. He spent practically all of his life in this community, and had been an Onaga merchant since 1921. He also had served Onaga as its mayor for several years.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth, of the home here; two sons, Paul and Neil, also of the home, two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Gavell, Greeley, Colorado and Mrs. Mildred Yardley of Sibley, Missouri six grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Duluth, Thursday (today) at 2:00 p.m., with the Rev. Becker in charge. Interment will be in Onaga Cemetery.

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KOLTERMAN, MYRTLE HELENE ROLLENHAGEN (NO DATE)

Myrtle Helene Rollenhagen, daughter of Frank and Mary Rollenhagen, was born February 14, 1890 near Wheaton and baptized in St. Paul's Lutheran Church August 16 th of the same year. After she had been sufficiently instructed on the Word of God she was confirmed on April 16, 1905 in St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. With the family she moved to Colorado, near Julesburg, in 1909. She entered the holy estate of matrimony with Mr. Frank Kolterman, at Amherst, Colorado on September 6, 1911, and since that time made her home in Duluth. This union was blessed with one son, Raymond. She passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 1933, at the age of 43 years, 7 months and 29 days.

Her death is mourned by her husband, Mr. W. F. Kolterman, and her son, Raymond; her mother, Mrs. Mary Rollenhagen, of Julesburg, Colorado; three sisters, Mrs. Therese Wegner, of Onaga, Mrs. Dora Menter, of Big Springs, Nebraska, Mrs. Frances Pebler, Kimball, Nebraska; six brothers, Walter Rollenhagen of Onaga, Edwin, Frank, Earl, Raymond and Carl, all of Julesburg, Colorado; her mother-in-law, Mrs. Emilie Kolterman, of Duluth, and a large number of other relatives.

The Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, October 14, in St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Duluth, Pastor O. H. Hornbostel officiating. The mortal remains were laid away to rest in St. Paul’s Cemetery, near Duluth.

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KOLTERMAN, ALICE AMELIA DRONBERGER (1992)

Alice Amelia (Kolterman) Dronberger, 89, Onaga, died at the Golden Acres Nursing Home, Onaga, December 15. She was born at Havensville, May 3, 1903, the daughter of Francis and Caroline (Pitcher) Heath. She grew up in Havensville, attended its schools, and graduated from Havensville High School in 1921.

She was married to Roy Kolterman March 15, 1922. He died in 1954. She later married Russell Dronberger on September 6, 1958 and he died June 6, 1992.

She was a member of the Havensville Christian Church and was active in the Ladies Group.

She is survived by two sons, Roscoe Kolterman, Lawton, Oklahoma; and Delbert Kolterman, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania; one daughter, Mrs. Audrey Mumert, West Plains, Missouri, a step-daughter, Mary Verlin, Topeka; twelve grandchildren, fourteen step-grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at Havensville Christian Church Friday, December 18, and burial was in the Havensville Cemetery.

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