RUSSELL COUNTY, KANSAS

OBITS

Submitted by Betty

MARIA CHRISTINA (ADOLPH) RING 1886-1942

Services Held For Mrs. Ring, 56, Here Today---Services were held this afternoon for Mary Christina Ring, 56, who died Saturday morning at 822 State, at the German Evangelical Church, [Ft Morgan, CO] with Rev. G. T. Zurher officiating. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Robinson Jolliffe Funeral Home.

WAS BORN IN RUSSIA

Mrs. Ring was born in Russia, October 28, 1886. She came to the United States 29 years ago, and she has resided in Fort Morgan for the past 25 years. Besides her husband, Henry, Mrs. Ring has several children; sons Rinault of Fort Collins, and Harold of Fort Morgan; five daughters, Mrs. Mary Greenwald of Fort Collins, Mrs. Elizabeth Meyers of Brush, Mrs Clara Wagner, Miss. Helen, and Florence Ring, all of Fort Morgan.

TWO BROTHERS IN RUSSIA

Two brothers, Jacob Adolph and Phillip Adolph, both of Russia; sisters, Mrs. Katherine Oswald of Fort Morgan; Mrs. Margaret Schultiss of Winnipeg, Canada; and Mrs. Anna Schmidt of Russia. (Fort Morgan Times, Ft. Morgan Cnty., CO, Nov. 30, 1942)

HENRY RING 1887-1965

Henry Ring Dies At Age 78 Years--- Henry Ring, 78, of 137 Second Street, [Ft. Collins, Larimer County, CO] died Sunday at the North Eventide Rest Home. He had been in ill health about two years. Mr. Ring was born at Diddle [Dietel], Russia, on March 4, 1887. He had lived at Fort Morgan before coming to Fort Collins in 1947. In 1953 he married Katie Mill, who survives. Mr. Ring was a member of the Plymouth Congregational Church.

Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Marvin Bonham of 631 Laporte Avenue; Mrs. Carl Meyers of Laporte; Mrs. George Wagner of Denver; and Mrs. Lyle Goble of Akron, Colo.; five stepchildren, Victor and Henry Mill, and Mrs. Peter Ott of Flint, Mich., A. R. Mill of Aspen, and Jake Mill of Fort Collins; 21 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Riddell-Hays Chapel by the Rev. Robert Miller. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Fort Morgan. (Fort Collins Coloradoan, Ft. Collins, CO, May 31, 1965)

ALEXANDER "ALEX" LACKMAN-1913-2000

Alex Lackman, 86, long-time Sheridan resident, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County. Cremation has taken place and private family interment will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Elks Cemetery. Mr. Lackman was born July 26, 1913, in Scottsbluff, Neb., to Henry and Lydia Hettinger Lackmann. He married Helen Aksamit Aug. 10, 1940. He worked for the Sheridan Heights Ranch and also the Bear Claw Ranch. Later, he worked for Montana Dakota Utilities until his retirement in 1976. He loved to travel in his motor home and spent some of the winter months in Arizona and summers in the Mountains camping and fishing. He was a life member of the Elks Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Henry, Reuben and Edward Lackman.

Survivors include his wife of Sheridan; two sons, Robert and Jerry Lackman; and two sisters, Helen Powers and Elsie Destafano. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Elks Cemetery Fund or the donor's choice in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801. (Sheridan, WY, Feb 14, 2000)

ALEXANDER "ALEX" LACKMAN 1914-1981

ARIZONA CITY, Ariz.--A memorial service for former Scottsbluff, Neb., resident Alex Lackman, 67, of Arizona City, who died Saturday at Mesa, Ariz. will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Central Church of Christ at Gering, Neb., with the Rev. M. Pete Jones officiating. Cremation was at Phoenix, Ariz. and burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at Scottsbluff. A memorial has been established to the American Cancer Society. Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel at Scottsbluff is in charge of arrangements.

He was born Feb. 6, 1914, at Hysham, Mont. He and his wife, Molly (Kohl) were married Feb 4, 1934, at Scottsbluff, [NE]. He lived in the Twin Cities for several years where he farmed and later was a car salesman for Kramer Pontiac-Cadillac. They moved to Arizona City in 1977. He was a member of the church.

Survivors include his wife; daughters Mrs. Jean Nelson of Sacramento, Calif., and Mrs. Marlene Meyers of Denver; son Ted of Tulsa, Okla.; brothers Jake of Lyman, Neb., and George of Portland, Ore.,; sister Mrs. Lydia (Lackman) (Lei) Werkele of Wheatland, Wyo.; and five grandchildren. Alex was cremated. (Scottsbluff, NE, April 1981)

SCOTTSBLUFF WOMAN'S CAR HIT BY UNION PACIFIC TRAIN. (April 1998)

An elderly Scottsbluff woman is in serious condition at Regional West Medical Center after her car was hit by a Union Pacific coal train west of Scottsbluff Tuesday morning. Scotts Bluff County Sheriff's Deputy Vern Hessler said the name of the woman, who is in her 80's will not be released until her condition stabilizes.

Hessler said the woman was westbound on Highway 92 when she collided with the westbound train at the crossing west of Riverview Golf Course as the train moved through the crossing. According to a witness, the lights were flashing and the crossing arm was on its way down when the woman approached the intersection, Hessler said. The witness could not say whether the woman came to a complete stop or had just slowed when the train struck the car. Hessler said the woman was pinned in her car and the Scottsbluff rural fire departments used the Jaws of Life to extract her. The 1966 Chevrolet Caprice was a total loss. She was transported to Regional West Medical Center by Valley Ambulance.- ( Eric Fowler , Star Herald, Scottsbluff, Nebraska, by Eric Fowler of the Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE, no dates).

[Train accident of Amalie "Molly" Ring, April 1998, was not the cause of her immediate death, as, Amalie did not pass away until Feb. 8, of 1999. The accident did cause many physical complications until her death in 1999. (Edmund John "Ed" Ring of Greeley, Colorado)

AMALIE "MOLLY" RING 1911-1999

SCOTTSBLUFF [Nebraska]--Amalie "Molly" Ring, 87, of Scottsbluff, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at Scottsbluff Nursing Center. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, at St. James Lutheran Church in Scottsbluff, with Pastor Barry Warpness officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Morrill. Memorials may be made to the church. Friends who wish may call at the Jolliffe Funeral Home from 9.a.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday, from 9 a.m. until noon and at the funeral Thursday.

She was born March 9, 1911, at Olney Springs, Colo. to George and Eva (Stoll) Altergott. At a young age, she moved with her family to Oshkosh, Wis., where she grew up and received her education. She lived in Lexington, Neb., for a time, and on Sept. 2, 1933, she married Henry Ring at Mitchell. She and her husband lived and farmed in the Lyman area until 1980, when they moved to Scottsbluff. Her husband preceded her in death in 1992, and she has lived here since. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church and was active in the church's Dorcas Society.

She is survived by sons and daughter-in-laws; William H. and Dolores Ring of Denver, Colo. and Robert H. and Gisela Ring of Lyman; daughters and sons-in-law Ruth and Vernon Kaufman of Scottsbluff, and Mary and James E. Frank of Lyman; brother, Fred Altergott of Denison, Texas; sisters Eve Neiberger of Riverton, Wyo., Mary Gibbs of Omaha, Neb., Anna Wambolt of Denver, Colo., and Elizabeth Heinz of Scottsbluff; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers, and two sisters. (Scottsbluff, NE, Feb 1999)

HEINRICH HENRY "HENRY" RING 1908-1992

SCOTTSBLUFF--A funeral for Henry Ring, 84, of 1402 Ave. M, who died Dec 13, 1992, at a Scottsbluff Hospital, will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at St James Lutheran Church in Scottsbluff with the Rev. Michael Brockman officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Morrill. Friends may call at Joliffe Funeral Home today from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and at the funeral.

A memorial has been established to the church. He was born Feb. 26, 1908, in Lincoln to George and Eva Elizabeth (Batt) Ring. At an early age he moved to the Scottsbluff area and later to Lyman in 1933. He married Molly Altergott Sept. 2, 1933, in Mitchell. He farmed south of Lyman until his retirement, and later moved to Scottsbluff in 1980. He was a member of the church.

Survivors include his wife; sons William H. Ring of Denver and Robert H. Ring of Lyman; daughters Ruth Kaufman of Scottsbluff and Mary Frank of Hillside, Colo.; brothers Alex Ring and Bill Ring, both of Torrington, Wyo., and Herman Ring of Lyman; sister Lydia Derr of Scottsbluff; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters. (Scottsbluff, NE, Dec. 1992)

JACOB R. AMEN 1904-1966

Jacob R. Amen, 92 of Sterling, died Dec. 23, 1996, in Sterling. Visitation and viewing will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Chaney-Walters Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday at Zion United Church of Christ with the Rev. Ken Redfeorn officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery. Mr. Amen was born May 22, 1904, to John Sr. and Catherine (Frick) Amen in McCook, NE. The family homesteads in the Proctor and Crook areas, later moving south of Sterling, where he farmed with his father. He married Mary Ring on April 3, 1932, in Sterling. In 1940 they moved to Iliff, farming there until 1957. They moved back north of Sterling, farming there for three more years. He then worked for the E. E. Sonnenberg Feedlot from 1960 until he retired in 1976. Mr. Amen was a member of Zion United Church of Christ, and the men's fellowship groups of the church. He was also active with 4-H groups, the Logan County Fair, and the Boy Scouts.

He is survived by his wife Mary of Sterling; two sons, Alan and wife Delores Amen of Lakewood, and Charles of Sterling; two daughters, Betty Schlueter and husband Ray of Sterling, and Jeanne Crouch of Sterling; two sisters, Rachel Roth of Snyder, and Rose Lloyd of Wheatridge; a brother John, Jr. and wife Mary of Sterling; eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter Nancy; sisters Kate, and Esther; a brother Harry, who was killed in action during World War II. Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels of the Zion United Church of Christ. (Journal-Advocate, Sterling, CO, Dec 24, 1966)

JACOB R. AMEN 1904-1966

Jacob R. Amen, 92 of Sterling, died Dec. 23, 1996, in Sterling. Visitation and viewing will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Chaney-Walters Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday at Zion United Church of Christ with the Rev. Ken Redfeorn officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery. Mr. Amen was born May 22, 1904, to John Sr. and Catherine (Frick) Amen in McCook, NE. The family homesteads in the Proctor and Crook areas, later moving south of Sterling, where he farmed with his father. He married Mary Ring on April 3, 1932, in Sterling. In 1940 they moved to Iliff, farming there until 1957. They moved back north of Sterling, farming there for three more years. He then worked for the E. E. Sonnenberg Feedlot from 1960 until he retired in 1976. Mr. Amen was a member of Zion United Church of Christ, and the men's fellowship groups of the church. He was also active with 4-H groups, the Logan County Fair, and the Boy Scouts.

He is survived by his wife Mary of Sterling; two sons, Alan and wife Delores Amen of Lakewood, and Charles of Sterling; two daughters, Betty Schlueter and husband Ray of Sterling, and Jeanne Crouch of Sterling; two sisters, Rachel Roth of Snyder, and Rose Lloyd of Wheatridge; a brother John, Jr. and wife Mary of Sterling; eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter Nancy; sisters Kate, and Esther; a brother Harry, who was killed in action during World War II. Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels of the Zion United Church of Christ. (Journal-Advocate, Sterling, CO, Dec 24, 1966)

HARVEY D. KRUG 1916-1991

He married Lorraine Muth Krug, May 29, 1976, in Russell [Kansas].

Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Richard D of Russell, one daughter, Marlene Mighel of Russell; two stepsons and two stepdaughters, one brother; Ray of Russell; one sister, Vera Krug of Russell; three granchildren; seven step grand & t step great grandchildren. Burial at the church cemetery.

JACOB "JAKE" ALTERGOTT 1917-1997

Jake Altergott, 79, of Windsor died Monday at his home on the farm where he was born. He was born Dec. 15, 1917, to Jacob and Elizabeth (Lind) Altergott. On Feb 5, 1939 he married Dorothy Seder of Windsor.

Mr. Altergott farmed and fed cattle southeast of Windsor until he retired in 1991 because of ill health. He grew up and attended schools in Windsor and graduated from Windsor High School in 1936. he attended Colorado State University for 1 and one half years. In 1937, he received the State Farmer's Award.

Mr. Altergott was a member of the Colorado Cattle Feeders Association, the Weld County Ag Council, the Colorado Cattlemen's Association, the Windsor Re-4 school board, and the American historical Society of Germans from Russia. He served as director of the Northern Colorado Stockyards Properties Inc., the Windsor Development Corp., and the Weld County Livestock Association, and vice-president of the Front Range land and Mineral owners, Association.

Mr. Altergott was a member and trustee of Faith United Church of Christ in Windsor.

Survivors are his wife, Dorothy of Windsor; three daughters, Janice Altergott of Beaverton, Ore., Barbara Rocha of Woodburn, Ore., and Dorothy Jo Altergott-Wilcox of Windsor; a son, Larry of Windsor; three sisters, Marie Winder and Katherine Rutz, both of Windsor, and Ruth Midcap of Wiggins; a brother Harvey of Wheatland, Wyo., 17 grandchildren; three stepgrand-children; seven great-grandchildren, and four stepgreat-grandchildren. A sister; Bertha Wiedeman, is deceased.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Faith United Church of Christ, Windsor. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Greeley. Friends may visit from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Windsor Memorial Chapel Windsor. (Tribune, Greeley, CO, Jan 29, 1997, pg. A4

JACOB ALTERGOTT 1887-1974

Jacob Altergott, 87, of Windsor, well-known farmer and cattle feeder, died Wednesday, Dec 25, at South Eventide Nursing Home in Fort Collins. Born Jan. 4, 1887, Denhoff, Russia, he was married there to Elizabeth Lind in 1905. He, his wife and small daughter, Elizabeth, came to the United States in 1907. They settled in the Windsor community where they farmed until retiring in 1940, when they moved into Windsor.

Altergott was a charter member of the Zion Evangelical Church, now Faith United Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Jake Altergott of Windsor and Harry Altergott of Yuna; four daughters, Mrs. Katherine Rutz of Windsor, Mrs. Donald (Marie) Winder of Greeley, Mrs. John (Bertha) Wiedeman of Greeley and Mrs. Ruth Midcap of Wiggins; 18 grandchildren, and 38 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife in November, 1969, two sons, Jake and Henry, and two daughters, Elizabeth and Frieda.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Faith United Church of Christ in Windsor. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Windsor. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Faith United Church of Christ, Windsor. (Windsor, CO, Dec 26, 1974)

ELIZABETH (LIND) ALTERGOTT 1887-1969

MRS. ALTERGOTT OF WINDSOR, DIES ON MONDAY----Mrs. Elizabeth Altergott, 729 Main St. Windsor, died Monday night at Weld County General Hospital. She was 82. Born in Denhoff, Russia, May 21, 1887, she was married there in 1905 to Jacob Altergott, and came to the United States with her husband and small daughter, Elizabeth, in 1907. They settled in the Windsor community where they farmed until 1940, when they retired and moved to town.

She was a long-time member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, Jacob, are six sons and daughters, Mrs. Donald (Marie) Winder, Jake Altergott, Harry Altergott, and Mrs. W. W. (Catherine) Rutz, all of Windsor; Mrs. John (Bertha) Wiedeman of Greeley and Mrs. Ruth Midcap of Wiggins. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren. Two sons, Jake and Henry, and two daughters, Ellizabeth and Frieda, preceded their mother in death.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Faith Lutheran Church on Walnut Street, in Windsor. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery at Windsor. Bishop Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Friends who wish may send memorial gifts to the Building Fund of Faith Lutheran Church. (Tribune, Windsor, CO, Nov 4, 1969, Week 19, pg. 89)

ALTERGOTT FUNERAL IS CHANGED

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Altergott, 729 Main St., Windsor, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Faith United Church of Christ in Windsor. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery. Bishop Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. The name of the church given in Tuesday's Tribune was incorrect.

Friends who wish may send memorial gifts to the Building Fund of Faith United Church of Christ.

Mrs. Altergott, wife of Jacob Altergott, died Monday night at Weld County General Hospital at the age of 82.

She is survived by her husband, Jacob; six sons and daughters, 18 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren. Four children preceded her in death. (Tribune, Windsor, CO, Nov 5, 1969)

ALEXANDER "ALEX" LACKMAN-1913-2000

Alex Lackman, 86, long-time Sheridan resident, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County. Cremation has taken place and private family interment will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Elks Cemetery. Mr. Lackman was born July 26, 1913, in Scottsbluff, Neb., to Henry and Lydia Hettinger Lackmann. He married Helen Aksamit Aug. 10, 1940. He worked for the Sheridan Heights Ranch and also the Bear Claw Ranch. Later, he worked for Montana Dakota Utilities until his retirement in 1976. He loved to travel in his motor home and spent some of the winter months in Arizona and summers in the Mountains camping and fishing. He was a life member of the Elks Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Henry, Reuben and Edward Lackman.

Survivors include his wife of Sheridan; two sons, Robert and Jerry Lackman; and two sisters, Helen Powers and Elsie Destafano. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Elks Cemetery Fund or the donor's choice in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801. (Sheridan, WY, Feb 14, 2000)

KATHERINE (ALTERGOTT) RUTZ 1908-2002

Katherine Rutz, 94, of Fort Collins, formerly Windsor, died Wednesday, May 15, at Glue Grouse Nursing Home in Fort Collins.

She was born March 7, 1908, in Windsor to Jacob and Elizabeth (Lind) Altergott. On Feb. 5, 1928, she married William W. Rutz in Windsor. He died in 1971.

Mrs. Rutz was raised and educated in Windsor. She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Windsor, GWESCO, Chinese Checker Club, and many church organizations.

Survivors are a daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Roland Schnorr of Fort Collins; two sisters, Marie Winder of Windsor, and Ruth Midcap of Wiggins; three grandchildren, Bill Schnorr, Joyce Geiger, and Lynne Sweangen; and five great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Verna Page three sisters and four brothers are deceased. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Bethel Lutheran Church, Windsor. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Windsor. Friends may visit from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Adamson Windsor Chapel. Contributions may be made to hospice of Larimer County in care of the Windsor Chapel. (Tribune Greeley, CO, May 17, 2002)

KATHERINE (AMEN) WALTER 1870-1973

Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine Walter of Brush will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, at Immanuel Congregational Church in Brush. Interment will be in Brysg? Memorial Cemetery. Gale Funeral Home of Brush is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Walter, mother of John H. Walter of Greeley, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Ebenezer Lutheran Home in Brush.

She was born in Walter, Russia, Sept 22, 1870, and had lived in the Merino and Brush communities since 1906. Her husband, Henry J. Walter, died in 1955.

Surviving, in addition to her son in Greeley are three sons, Henry, Herbert, and Aaron Walter, all of Windsor, and a daughter, Mrs. John (Pauline) Schmer of Denver. Also surviving are 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. (Tribune, Greeley, CO, Sept 13, 1973)

KATHERINE "KATIE" ASMUS - MILL - RING 1887-1981

MRS. KATIE (MILL) RING of 421 Parker, Service at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 6, 1981 at the Russell Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Plymouth Congregational Church Memorial Fund in care of Russell Funeral Home. Interment Grandview Cemetery [Fort Collins, Larimer Cnty]. (Russell Funeral Chapel)

Bearers were Steve Mill; Kevin Mill; Andrew Mill; Norman Mill; Wayne Mill; and Randy Mill.

HENRY RING 1887-1965

Henry Ring Dies At Age 78 Years--- Henry Ring, 78, of 137 Second Street, [Ft. Collins, Larimer County, CO] died Sunday at the North Eventide Rest Home. He had been in ill health about two years. Mr. Ring was born at Diddle [Dietel], Russia, on March 4, 1887. He had lived at Fort Morgan before coming to Fort Collins in 1947. In 1953 he married Katie Mill, who survives. Mr. Ring was a member of the Plymouth Congregational Church.

Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Marvin Bonham of 631 Laporte Avenue; Mrs. Carl Meyers of Laporte; Mrs. George Wagner of Denver; and Mrs. Lyle Goble of Akron, Colo.; five stepchildren, Victor and Henry Mill, and Mrs. Peter Ott of Flint, Mich., A. R. Mill of Aspen, and Jake Mill of Fort Collins; 21 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Riddell-Hays Chapel by the Rev. Robert Miller. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Fort Morgan. (Fort Collins Coloradoan, Ft. Collins, CO, May 31, 1965)

HEINRICH "HENRY" RING 1887-1965

Henry Ring Dies At Ft. Collins Sun.---Henry Ring former Fort Morgan resident and resident of Ft. Collins for the past 11 years died Sunday morning at Fort Collins. He is survived by his wife, Katherine and nine children. There are 21 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from the Riddell-Hays Mortuary in Fort Collins Wednesday at 10 a.m. with grave side services in the Fort Morgan Memorial Gardens, Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. ( Fort Morgan Times, Fort Morgan. CO, June 1, 1965)

JOHN BANGERT 1907-1995

John Bangert, son of George Henry and Mollie (Hettinger) Bangert, was born October 30, 1907 in Russell County, Kansas. His death occurred July 1, 1995 in the Russell Regional Hospital at the age of 87 years, 8 months and 1 day. John lived his early life on the family farm and received his basic education in the local rural school. On June 15, 1930 he was united in marriage to Rosa Deines in the Bender Hill Lutheran Church south of Russell. They just celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary.

For the first 15 years of their marriage John and Rosa lived on a farm. In 1945 moved to Russell where John was employed at the Ford Auto Agency for 17 years. John's early Christian life was in the Methodist Church. He was later confirmed in the Lutheran Faith and maintained his association with the Lutheran Church. John was a quiet man, enjoyed his family and friends, and looked forward to their visits.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers; William, Edwin, Rueben and Emanuel, one sister Lydia Vaughn and two half-sisters; Ohrla Wingert and Mary Faxon. Survivors are his wife Rosa of the home in Russell and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. (Pohlman Chapel - Russell, Kansas, July 1995)

(Taken from funeral card) Clergy: Rev. Henry J. Hartman. Organist: Sandy Krug; Solist: Ed Sewell, "Music; How Great Thou Art" ; solist Music : "Jesu Geh Voran (Jesus Still Lead On)' - congregational hymm. Casket Bearers; Marvin Bangert, Ralph Dumler, Wilmer Boxberger, Clarence Flegler, Allen Bangert, Gerald Mai. Interment: Russell City Cemetery, Russell, KS.

ROSA (DEINES) BANGERT 1909-1996

ROSA BANGERT - Rosa was born in Russell county, one of 10 children of Henry F. and Maria E. (Michaelis) Deines, all of whom preceded her in death. Her death occurred August 4 1996 in the Russell City Hospital at the age of 87 years. She was baptized and later confirmed in the Lutheran Faith. She attended West Kennebec School. She married John Bangert on June 15, 1930 at Russell, Kansas and they made their home on a farm southeast of Russell, later moved to town. One of her great joys, in earlier years, was the ability to sew little girls dresses. Her other hobbies were baking and for a while she worked in local bakeries and also helped out in a family restaurant. Recently she was involved in arts and crafts. Due to John's declining health, they sold their home and moved to the Lincoln Manor in April of 1992, where she lived until her death. Happy memories are shared by many nieces and nephews and friends. (Pohlman Memorial Chapel, (Russell, Kansas, Aug. 1996)

AMALIE (ALTERGOTT) "MOLLY" RING 1911-1999

SCOTTSBLUFF [Nebraska]--Amalie "Molly" Ring, 87, of Scottsbluff, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at Scottsbluff Nursing Center. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, at St. James Lutheran Church in Scottsbluff, with Pastor Barry Warpness officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Morrill. Memorials may be made to the church. Friends who wish may call at the Jolliffe Funeral Home from 9.a.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday, from 9 a.m. until noon and at the funeral Thursday.

She was born March 9, 1911, at Olney Springs, Colo. to George and Eva (Stoll) Altergott. At a young age, she moved with her family to Oshkosh, Wis., where she grew up and received her education. She lived in Lexington, Neb., for a time, and on Sept. 2, 1933, she married Henry Ring at Mitchell, [NE] She and her husband lived and farmed in the Lyman area until 1980, when they moved to Scottsbluff. Her husband preceded her in death in 1992, and she has lived here since. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church and was active in the church's Dorcas Society.

She is survived by sons and daughter-in-laws; William H. and Dolores Ring of Denver, Colo. and Robert H. and Gisela Ring of Lyman; daughters and sons-in-law Ruth and Vernon Kaufman of Scottsbluff, and Mary and James E. Frank of Lyman; brother, Fred Altergott of Denison, Texas; sisters Eve Neiberger of Riverton, Wyo., Mary Gibbs of Omaha, Neb., Anna Wambolt of Denver, Colo., and Elizabeth Heinz of Scottsbluff; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers, and two sisters. (No paper name, Scottsbluff, NE, Feb 9, 1999)

HEINRICH HENRY "HENRY" RING 1908-1992

SCOTTSBLUFF--A funeral for Henry Ring, 84, of 1402 Ave. M, who died Dec 13, 1992, at a Scottsbluff Hospital, will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at St James Lutheran Church in Scottsbluff with the Rev. Michael Brockman officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Morrill. Friends may call at Joliffe Funeral Home today from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and at the funeral.

A memorial has been established to the church. He was born Feb. 26, 1908, in Lincoln to George and Eva Elizabeth (Batt) Ring. At an early age he moved to the Scottsbluff area and later to Lyman in 1933. He married Molly Altergott Sept. 2, 1933, in Mitchell. He farmed south of Lyman until his retirement, and later moved to Scottsbluff in 1980. He was a member of the church.

Survivors include his wife, sons William H. Ring of Denver and Robert H. Ring of Lyman; daughters Ruth Kaufman of Scottsbluff and Mary Frank of Hillside, Colo.; brothers Alex Ring and Bill Ring, both of Torrington, Wyo., and Herman Ring of Lyman; sister Lydia Derr of Scottsbluff; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters. (News Article-Scottsbluff, NE, Dec. 14, 1992)

JACOB R. AMEN 1904-1966

Jacob R. Amen, 92 of Sterling, died Dec. 23, 1996, in Sterling. Visitation and viewing will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Chaney-Walters Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday at Zion United Church of Christ with the Rev. Ken Redfeorn officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery. Mr. Amen was born May 22, 1904, to John Sr. and Catherine (Frick) Amen in McCook, NE. The family homesteads in the Proctor and Crook areas, later moving south of Sterling, where he farmed with his father. He married Mary Ring on April 3, 1932, in Sterling. In 1940 they moved to Iliff, farming there until 1957. They moved back north of Sterling, farming there for three more years. He then worked for the E. E. Sonnenberg Feedlot from 1960 until he retired in 1976. Mr. Amen was a member of Zion United Church of Christ, and the men's fellowship groups of the church. He was also active with 4-H groups, the Logan County Fair, and the Boy Scouts.

He is survived by his wife Mary of Sterling; two sons, Alan and wife Delores Amen of Lakewood, and Charles of Sterling; two daughters, Betty Schlueter and husband Ray of Sterling, and Jeanne Crouch of Sterling; two sisters, Rachel Roth of Snyder, and Rose Lloyd of Wheatridge; a brother John, Jr. and wife Mary of Sterling; eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter Nancy; sisters Kate, and Esther; a brother Harry, who was killed in action during World War II. Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels of the Zion United Church of Christ. (Journal-Advocate, Sterling, CO, Dec 24, 1966)

LAWRENCE DAVID "LARRY" BANGERT 1944-1957

Larry D. Bangert--- Tentative arrangements have been made for the funeral service of Larry David Bangert, 12, who died Wednesday, Feb 27, [1957] in the Delta Hospital as a result of an automobile accident, to be held Monday, March 4 at 2:30 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church. Rev. Peter Pitor will officiate and burial will be in the Delta Cemetery.

Larry was born Dec. 29, 1944 and lived his life in Delta, [CO]. He was in the sixth grade and attended the Assembly of God Church. He is survived by his parents Mr. & Mrs. David Bangert; three sisters, Peggy Mae, Karen Elizabeth, and Debra Lee all of Delta; [CO]; three brothers; Cecil Douglas, and Buckley Jay, of Delta, and Lawrence Dwaine who is in the Armed Forces in Koreas; and grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. F. I Meyers. (Delta, Delta Cnty., CO Feb 29, 1957)

LYDIA (BANGERT) VAUGHN 1912-1973

The funeral for Mrs. James (Lydia B.) Vaughn, 61, who died Tuesday, will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Johnson Chapel. Mrs. Vaughn had been ill two months. The Rev. Dr. Livingston N. Witten will officiate at the funeral. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

A resident of the Chanute area the past 36 years. Mrs. Vaughn was born Feb, 9, 1912, in Russell, [KS] the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Bangert. On March 22, 1937 she was married to James F. Vaughn in Sterling Colo.,

Survivors include the widower; five daughters, Mrs. M. J. (Rosalee) Allen, 212 S. Central; Mrs. Ron (Judy) Ely, and Mrs. Rick (Jerry) Baughn, Kansas city; Mrs. Diane Burk, 1814 S. Ashby; and Mrs. Mary Kay Grace, Topeka; five step sons, Jim Vaughn, Glendale, Calif.; Donald Vaughn, Altoona; Harold Vaughn, and Eldon Vaughn, Wichita, and Kenneth Vaughn, Washington; 20 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; and three brothers, John Bangert and Ed Bangert, Russell, and Emanuel Bangert, Denver, Colo. (Chanute Tribune, Chanute, KS, July 12, 1973)

MARGARETTA "MARGARET" (BANGERT) MICHEL 1869-1947

MRS. FRED MICHEL DIES AT HER HOME---Mrs. Fred Michel, 78, a resident of this community since 1892, died, [Dec.14, 1947] at her home at 316 East Third St., yesterday morning. Mrs. Michel was born in Russia and came to Russell County in 1892. She is survived by ten children, Mrs. Fred Weymaster (Weinmeister); Henry, George, Fred, Pete, John, William, Leo, Reuben, and Mrs. George Strecker; and one sister, Mrs. Jacob Flegler, Sr. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday at the Lutheran Church, with the Rev. E. H. Thomas in charge. Burial will be in the Russell Lutheran Cemetery. (Russell County News, (evening paper) Dec. 15, 1947)

MARGARETTA "MARGARET" (BANGERT) MICHEL 1869-1947

Margaretta, daughter of Heinrich and Elizabeth Bangert, was born on December 12, 1869, at Tittle [Dietel], Russia. In early infancy she was baptized, and at the age of 14 years she was confirmed in the Lutheran faith. In the year 1899 she was united in holy wedlock to Fredrick Michel. To this union 12 children were born, two of whom preceded her in death.

In the year of 1891 [her husband with Jacob Flegler and Jacob Hilderman came to U.S.] She and her daughter arrived July 9, 1892 with her parents and siblings] ]they came to America and settled on a farm eight miles south of Russell, where they resided until 1936, when they retired after 45 years, and moved to the city of Russell. On May 3, 1945, her devoted husband passed away.

On Saturday, December 13, she felt her usual self, spending some time downtown shopping, but late that evening suffered a heart attack from which she quietly passed away early Sunday morning, December 14. She reached the age of 78 years and two days.

She leaves 10 children to mourn her passing: Mrs. Mary Weimaster, Fred Michel, Mrs. Sophia Strecker, Peter Michel, Willaim Michel, Leo Michel and Ruben Michel, all of Russell, George Michel and Henry Michel, both of Bunker Hill, and John Michel of Downs. Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Jacob Flegler, Sr., of Russell, and 25 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held December 17, from the home at 2, and at 2:30 p.m. from St. John's Lutheran Church, Russell, with Rev. E. H. Thomas officiating. Burial was in the Russell Lutheran Cemetery on the family lot. (Russell Record, Russell, KS, Dec. 14-,1947)

MARY [MARIA] ELISABETH "MARY" (BANGERT) FLEGLER 1876-1956

Mrs. Jacob Flegler, Sr.-- Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Heinrich, Katherine (Eva Elisabeth) Bangert nee Lackmann was born June 30, 1876 at Tittel (Dietel), Russia and died at the Russell City Hospital, Sept. 20, 1956. Her age was 80 years, 20 mos., and 21 days. In early infancy she was baptized and after about 14 years she was confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She remained a faithful member of her church all her life. In 1892, wrong [Ellis Island Manifest, July 9, 1892], she came with her parents to America. They settled on a farm about 8 miles south of Russell. Here she grew to womanhood, and on April 15, 1895 she was united in marriage to Jacob Flegler. There were 10 children born to this marriage, three of them preceded her in death. Leo at the age of 7 years, Andrew 2 years, and Jacob Flegler, Jr, who died in April 1954. After living on their farm home for 60 years, where they raised their family, in the true Christian Spirit, respected by their neighbors and friends. They retired and moved to Russell in Sept. 1951. On Feb 1, 1952 her husband was called home by his Lord and Saviors. She continued her residence at 1116 North Maple St. in Russell until she became ill on Sept 18, and was taken to the hospital, where she quietly passed away Friday morning at 8:45 A.M.

She is survived by 7 children; Alex, Andrew and Leslie, Mrs. Caroline Schwartz all of Russell; Mrs Elizabeth DeWald, Otis, Kansas; Mrs. Maria Runyan, Colorado Springs, Colo.; 20 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and many other relatives.

Services held Sunday, Sept. 23, 1956 at 11.15 a.m. from the Deines Brothers Funeral Home, and final rites at Bender Lutheran Church at 2:00 P.M. Minister Rev. Gurnner Allksnis. Organist: Mrs. Paul Schwien; Music: Mrs. Glenn Stricker; Mrs. Harold Bender; Mrs. Paul Dietz, Mrs. Reuben Bender, Mr. Herbert Bender Mrs. Harold Bender. Casket; Bearers: Melvin Flegler, Albert Flegler, Dean Flegler, Clarence Flegler, Ruben Bender, Emanuel Wilhelm.

Final Resting Place, on the Family plot in Methodist Cemetery (Ebenezer M. E. Cemetery) eight miles south and one mile west of Russell. (Rec. copy of Obituary from Mrs. Melvin Flegler 9/5/2006)

MICHAEL "MIKE" BANGERT 1901-1995

Mike Bangert of Delta [CO] died Oct 3, 1995, at Delta Care Center of natural causes. A resident of Delta since 1910, he was 93.

He was born Oct 26, 1901 in Russell, Kansas to Micheal and Elizabeth [Eva Elizabeth "Effie"] (Lackmann) Bangert. He was the oldest of five brothers and six sisters. The family moved to Delta in 1910, where he spent his childhood, attending Delta schools through the seventh grade.

He married Gladus Charleston; they later divorced. He was previously married to Margaret Kerrick. She died in 1956.

Mr. Bangert helped his father on the farm as a child. At the age of 17 he entered the U.S. Navy. After four years in the Navy he farmed for himself and worked for a sheepherder.

After three years in the U.S. army, he worked for a C.C. Camp, building tunnels in Grand Junction. He then worked for the railroad for 15 years as a track walker, and 11 years for Delta Packing Company as a night watchman.

He enjoyed bingo, music, going to lunch at the Delta Senior Citizen Center and going for car rides.

Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Lola Bangert of Delta and Ethel Bangert of Grand Junction; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, LaVera Connaway of Delta.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, his parents, five brothers and six sisters.

Mesa View Mortuary Cemetery handled the arrangements. (DCI (Delta County Independant), Delta, CO, Oct 11, 1995 article)


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