Archive for Wednesday, January 31, 2001


January 31, 2001

Dennis A. Fair


Services for Dennis A. Fair, 79, McLouth, were Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Fair died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. He was born June 9, 1921, in Buffalo, Okla., the son of Norman and Calla (Allen) Fair.

Mr. Fair was a World War II Army Air Corp veteran. He was a farmer and also worked for the Kansas Turnpike Authority for 27 years. He retired in 1991 as a supervisor. He was a member of the Henri Masonic Lodge No. 190 AF&AM, Tonganoxie, and the Scottish Rite Bodies, Kansas City, Kan.

On April 21, 1947, he married Ortha Ruth Kelly in Washington state. She died May 14, 1988.

Survivors include three sons, Ross Fair, McLouth, Bill Fair, Burleson, Texas, and Steven Fair, McLouth; two sisters, Clara Madge Duble, Oklahoma City, and Marie Hare, Enid, Okla.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

John J. Klasinski


Services John J. Klasinski, 82, Leavenworth, were Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Leaven-worth, with burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Mr. Klasinski died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at his home. He was born Jan. 30, 1918, in Leavenworth, the son of John and Gertrude Klasinski.

Mr. Klasinski was born and raised in the Kickapoo community where he was a life long farmer. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Leavenworth.

On Nov. 28, 1946, he married Florence M. Ryan in Leavenworth. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Mary Jo Ross, Leavenworth; a son, Mark Klasinski, Leavenworth; a brother Elmer Klasinski, Leavenworth; three sisters Dorothy Klasinski and Loretta Klasinski, both of Leavenworth, and Deloris Klasinski of Overland Park; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Xavier Catholic grade schools of Leavenworth, sent in care of Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapels, 500 Oak St., Leavenworth, 66048.

Daryl V. Oroke


Services for Daryl V. Oroke, 76, Tonganoxie were Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at West Haven Baptist Church, Tonganoxie, with the Revs. Ben Saathoff and Rev. Forest Tuter officiating. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Tonganoxie.

Mr. Oroke died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at his home in Tonganoxie. He was born Aug.10, 1924, in Oskaloosa, the son of Robert Emmett and Nellie Oroke.

He moved to Tonganoxie in 1987 from Basehor. He retired in 1978 from Meyer Dairy in Basehor. He was a member of Tonganoxie Christian Church, Tonganoxie Senior Citizens and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters No. 995 in Kansas City.

On August 23, 1945, he married Leola Ann Stephens in Oskaloosa.

He was preceded in death by his wife and one daughter, Sandra Jane Oroke.

Survivors include a son, Dean Oroke, Tonganoxie; two daughters, Sharon Childers and Rhonda Phillips, both of Leavenworth; a brother, Ray Oroke, Oskaloosa; 10 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Tonganoxie Recreation Commission, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, 66086.

Bernice Reinert


Services for Bernice Reinert, 77, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 31, 2001, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence, with a private entombment following the service at Memorial Park Mausoleum, Lawrence.

Mrs. Reinert died Jan. 26, 2001, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka.

She was born Sept. 25, 1923, in Tonganoxie, the daughter of Leo B. and Lillie P. (Kramer) McEnulty.

Mrs. Reinert lived in Kansas City from 1951 to 1974 and in Wichita from 1974 to 1983. She moved to Lawrence in 1983. She married Vincent Virgil Reinert, on Ot. 1, 1947, in Lawrence. He died June 17, 1991.

Survivors include two sons, Steven Vincent Reinert, Lawrence, and Michael B. Reinert of the home; and a brother, Bernard McEnulty of Emmett.

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