Lillian Violet (Briegel) Bosch was born April 11, 1932 in Arapahoe, Neb. to Fred and Oma Briegel. Lillian was baptized May 1, 1932 at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Arapahoe, Neb. and was confirmed on Palm Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Salina, Kan. on April 1, 1945. She attended multiple schools in Kansas as her father served the country during WWII building military bases. Music played a large role in her life and she was an accomplished musician of many instruments. After graduating high school in Salina, Kan. she attended St. John’s Lutheran College in Winfield, Kan. Here she met the love of her life, Floyd Bosch who was studying to be a Pastor in the Lutheran Church. She taught for two years in Wichita before they married on June 27, 1954 and moved to St. Louis. She taught 3rd grade in Maplewood, Mo. while Floyd studied at Concordia Theological Seminary. Upon his graduation from seminary, they accepted a call to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of England as a mis-sionary family and served in Sunderland, England and later moved to London, England. In 1969 the family moved to Clay Center, Kan. where Floyd served as Pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. After raising her six children, Lillian returned to college at Kansas State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Special Education in 1982, while working as Director of the Big Lakes Developmental Center in Clay Center. She later accepted a position as Vice President in Manhattan and retired from BLDC in 1996. In retirement Lillian and Floyd enjoyed spending their summers in Sterling, Alaska fishing and winters in Weslaco, Texas and spending time with their family. They also went on many mission trips around the world helping those in need.
Sadie Louise Meitler, 95, died at home February 27, 2021. She was born March 17, 1925 in Cement, Okla. to A.J. and Jessie Bigley. Sadie married Raymond M. Meitler on December 30, 1944. She was a homemaker, dairy farmer’s partner and a great cook.
William “Bill” Earl Nelson, 60, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at his home in Vesper, Kan. He was born January 17, 1961 in Lincoln, Kan. to Jay and Dorris (McGeary) Nelson.
Jeffrey Wayne Wallace was born on February 14, 1973 in Salina, Kan., the son of Kenneth and Lois Wallace. He died on Monday, February 15, 2021 at his home in Barnard, Kan., at the age of 48.
Sydnie Jean Norton, 15, of Beverly, Kan., passed away Monday, February 15, 2021. Sydnie was born in Salina, Kan., on August 15, 2005 to Tony Norton and Nicole (Young) Black.
Margie Lee (Reischick) Ahlvers was born on March 2, 1924 on a farm southwest of Glen Elder, Kan. She departed this life on January 2, 2021 at the Lincoln Park Manor in Lincoln, Kan., at the age of 96.
Tasha Lynn Meitler, 30, Delphos, Kan., died February 10, 2021 as a result of an automobile accident 8 miles north of Salina, Kan. She was the daughter of Brian and Shonda Meitler of Sylvan Grove, Kan.
Delbert “Del” Di Siemers passed away on January 23, 2021 in Huntsville, Ala., from various health complications. He was 75. There will be a private memorial service for immediate family members at a later date.
Jeffery L. Schmidtline, 48, Barnard, died Monday, January 18, 2021.
Linda J. Hlad, 77, died January 18, 2021 in Colorado.