OBITUARIES

William Anthony Holle, Jr. 

1941-2024 William Anthony Holle, Jr. passed away peacefully on Feb. 15, 2024, in Guthrie Center. Born on Dec. 3, 1941, in Lincoln, Nebraska, William's life was marked by dedication, hard work and love for his family.  William, known affectionately as Bill to his...

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Viola Sheeder Rohe 

1929-2024 Viola Sheeder Rohe, daughter of Emmett and Helen Stephenson, was born on July 9, 1929, on a farm near Beaver. The family moved to a farm near Monteith where Vi attended country school through grade eight. The family then moved to Guthrie Center, and Vi...

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JANET BAKER

1963-2024 Janet Kay Baker, 60, daughter of Norman “Red” and Caryl (Anderson) Morrell, was born Dec. 13, 1963, in Perry. She passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, at her home near Linden. Janet attended Panora-Linden schools. Following high school, she was employed at...

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Laureen Mills 

1954-2024 Laureen (Laurie) Beth Hansen was born Jan. 9, 1954, at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Aurora, Colorado, to Harvey Dean Hansen and Sydna Alberta (Petty) Hansen. She grew up on a farm southeast of Perry. She spent an idyllic childhood playing with her brother,...

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KAREN KAY KRAFT PIERCE

1941-2024 Karen Kay Kraft Pierce, 82, beloved daughter of Dwight and Elvina (Petersen) Kraft, was born on Oct. 11, 1941, in Carroll. She peacefully passed away on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, at Taylor House in Des Moines. Karen attended the Gardner Store country school in...

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SONJA LEANN ‘LOUIE’ HAMBLETON 

1969-2024 Sonja Leann “Louie” Hambleton, 54, daughter of Harley and Melba (Ray) Moore, was born May 2, 1969, in Des Moines. She passed away Friday, Jan. 26, 2024. Sonja was raised in Carlisle with her five siblings. She graduated from Carlisle High School in 1987. She...

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Lou Ann Huggins 

1939-2024 Lou Ann Huggins, 84, daughter of Roy and Muree (Miller) Ahrens, was born Dec. 24, 1939, in Sac City. She passed away Monday, Jan. 15, 2024 at the New Homestead in Guthrie Center. Lou Ann graduated from Osceola High School in 1958. On May 31, 1958, she...

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WILLIAM ‘BILL’ WEDDINGFELD

1934-2024 William John “Bill” Weddingfeld, 89, son of William and Frances (Brandt) Weddingfeld, was born Jan. 18, 1934, in Pender, Nebraska. He passed away Monday, Jan. 15, 2024, at the New Homestead in Guthrie Center, three days short of his 90th birthday. Bill...

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LARRY LLOYD LAUGHERY 

1945-2024  Larry Lloyd Laughery,  the youngest son of Lloyd and Ila (Hayes) Laughery, was born on March 6, 1945, in Carroll. He passed away Friday, Jan. 12, 2024, at the Guthrie County Hospital, Guthrie Center. Larry attended Guthrie Center Community Schools through...

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JANICE K.  SHELEY 

1946-2024 Janice K. Sheley, 77, daughter of Glenn and Genevieve (Van Landingham) Jacobsen, was born Oct. 26, 1946, in Perry. She passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, at Spurgeon Manor in Dallas Center. Janice graduated from Perry Community Schools in 1964. She made...

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