Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Visiting With Our Favorite Neighbor, June Berglund

Kathy (Smith) Keller, June Berglund, Kay (Smith) Booth and Karyle (Smith) McMannama

June Alene Berglund

I just found out about the passing of a very special person in my life. My family lived next door to the Berglund's for years. Floyd and June's boys were the only other kids on the block so we became fast friends. June always welcomed me into her home and was like another mother to me. I spent many hours in her home. Was always neat running into her at the Courthouse too. When my mother passed away in 2002, my sisters and I visited June in the nursing home. She was very excited to see us. She was a wonderful, loving person who would do anything for you and will be dearly missed.

June Alene Berglund
(June 29, 1923 - November 9, 2010) June Alene Berglund

June Alene Berglund, 87, died November 9, 2010, Larned Healthcare Center, Larned.

She was born June 29, 1923, in Sanford, the daughter of Harry L.S. and Marie Henrietta Detzen Meckfessel. A lifetime resident of Pawnee County she was a homemaker and worked as a Office Clerk for the Pawnee County Treasurer office for 17 years. She belonged to First Christian Church and Altar Society, Larned.

On August 15, 1948, she married Floyd E. Berglund at Larned.

Survivors include three sons, Harold, Larned, Elden and wife Mary, Eagle Nest, New Mexico and Myron, Pocatello, Idaho, one brother, Hale Meckfessel, Salina, one grandson, 4 step-grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph, and Gale Meckfessel and one sister, Joyce Kerns.

Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, November 12, at Morell Funeral Home, Larned, with Pastor Dan Lundgren presiding. Visitation will be from noon until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Larned Cemetery, Larned.

Memorials are designated to the First Christian Church, in care of Morell Funeral Home, P.O. Box 124, Larned, Ks. 67550-012.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Hoisington (KS) High School

Here is an artist's rendition of Hoisington High School from a 1962 graduation announcement.

Great Bend (KS) High School

While scanning family photos and documents today I ran across a graduation announcement from 1960 that had this artist's rendition of Great Bend High School on it. I had a number of relatives graduate from Great Bend High School so thought I'd share this with anyone else that may have attended and/or graduated from there. Enjoy.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Obituary: Shirley June (Truax) Hoyer

Shirley J. Hoyer
(February 21, 1934 - October 29, 2010)

of Allegan, went to be with her Savior, Friday, October 29, 2010. Mrs. Hoyer was born February 21, 1934, in Allegan, the daughter of Melvin and Lillian (Miller) Truax. Shirley worked with the Allegan Public Schools for 6 years at the old Jr. High School, and worked for 18 years with the Allegan County Sheriff Dept. retiring in 1994. In her early years she was a drum majorette, state champion in Archery, and loved to watch her kids and grandkids compete in many sporting activities. She attended the Bridge Church. Surviving are her 3 sons, Lon and Jane Hoyer, Bruce and Gloria Hoyer, and Rick and Dawn Hoyer, all of Allegan, 6 grandchildren; Heather and Tim Smith, Brandi, Carissa, Cole, Michelle and Dean Ferris and Rob and Julie Wilson, 6 great grandchildren, Dylan, Robbie, Makayla, Trenton, Lynsey and Brandon, 4 sisters; Maxine and James Austin of OK, Barbara Austin of Plainwell, Donna and Ken Hotchkiss of Allegan, and Betty and Ernie Wolters of Mt. Pleasant, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may meet with the family on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, from 11- 1 pm at the Allegan High School Events Center, where a Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 pm. Pastor Roger Bird will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wings Home, Allegan. Arrangements by the Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel.