Obituaries June 28-29

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Charles Lee Taube, Jr.

Charles Lee Taube, Jr., 36, Rosendale, Missouri passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016.
He married Rachael Ann Myers on April 30, 2011.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Lee Taube, Sr.; daughter, Joslin Taube; and sister, Holly Taube.
Survivors include mother, Donna Taube; sister, Windy Taube; brother, Devin Burkhart; and uncle, Larry Starrett.
Natural Farewell under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Online guest book and obituary at

Evelyn M. Hutfles

unnamed (36)Evelyn Marie Hutfles, 87, of Auburn, Kansas, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at the House at Midland Care surrounded by her family.
Evelyn was born March 22, 1929, in Kelly, Kansas, to Bernard (Barnie) and Mary Agnes Knipper Niehues. She graduated from St. Bede’s High School in Kelly, Kansas.
On August 21, 1947 she married the love of her life, Clarence F. Hutfles. They resided and farmed in Corning, Kansas, until 1956, when they moved to a farm at Wetmore, Kansas, where they farmed until 1979. In retirement, they resided at Netawaka, Holton and Topeka, Kansas. They enjoyed 61 years of life together. After the death of Clarence, she recently resided at The Homestead in Auburn, Kansas, where everyone there became her second family.
Evelyn was a homemaker and helped Clarence on the farm. After they sold the farm in 1979 she began her own home cleaning business, continuing this until 2001. She loved to cook, sew, play cards, bingo and assemble jigsaw puzzles. She was a beautiful seamstress. She loved her family and loved to have fun at whatever she did. She will be fondly remembered for her great sense of humor which she maintained even in her last days. She was always strengthened by her deep abiding faith in the Lord. She was previously a member of St. James Catholic Church, and Altar Society, in Wetmore, Kansas; St. Dominic Catholic Church in Holton, Kansas; and since 2002, Christ the King Catholic Church in Topeka, Kansas.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, in 2008, her granddaughter, Kendra Askren, her parents and 11 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her three sons, William Hutfles and wife, Jane, Omaha, NE; Sam Hutfles and wife Sandy, Seneca, KS; Lewis Hutfles and wife Lupe, Topeka, KS; her five daughters, Mary Boggs and husband Bob, Wakarusa, KS; Lora Barnett and husband Lee, Wakarusa, KS; Sandy Biggs, Topeka, KS; Jackie Askren and husband Kent, Rossville, KS; and Jenny Ohlsen and husband Eric, Whiting, KS; 17 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, her brother, Eddie Niehues, Seneca, KS, and her sisters, Antionette Hermesch, Kelly, KS and Josepha Altenhofen, Lincoln, NE.
Visitation will be July 3, 2016 at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton, KS from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., with a rosary being said at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 4, at 10:00 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, Topeka, KS. Interment will follow at the Wetmore Cemetery, Wetmore, KS.
Memorial contributions may be made to The House at Midland Care, 120 SW Frazier, Topeka, KS 66606, or Christ the King Catholic Church, 5973 SW 25th Street, Topeka, KS 66614.

Leroy Ed Blocker

unnamed (37)HOLTON – Leroy Ed Blocker, 95, of Holton, formerly of Wetmore, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Vintage Park in Holton.
He was born February 1, 1921 at St. Benedict, the son of Clemens A. and Mary E. Levings Blocker.
Ed graduated from Atchison County Community High School at Effingham in 1939. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. While serving he transferred to the Army Air Corps and was discharged from the U.S. Air Force. Ed served on a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber which was shot down. He was captured by the German Army and was held as a prisoner-of-war in Stalag 17B.
After being discharged from the Air Force Ed went into agriculture. He later served as Postmaster at the Wetmore Post Office, retiring in 1979.
He was a former member of St. James Catholic Church in Wetmore, and currently a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Holton. He was also a life member of Levick-Barrett Post No. 282 of the American Legion at Wetmore and Holton Memorial Post No. 1367 of the V.F.W., and a member of the Disabled American Veterans and American Ex-POW’s.
Ed married Elenora F. Wiltz August 7, 1945 at Fidelity. She died March 4, 2011.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Mary Margaret Blocker and Patricia Blocker, who died in childhood, and Angela Madden and Felicia Boeckmann, and three brothers, Joseph Blocker, Kevin Blocker and James Blocker.
Survivors include three sons, Ronald Blocker and wife, Patricia, Wathena, Robert Blocker and wife, Linda, Gladstone, MO, and Gary Blocker, Topeka; one daughter, Joyce Blocker, Topeka; two brothers, Murty Blocker, Topeka, and Regis Blocker, Lucerne, MO; one sister, Joan Rezac, Emmett; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, three step-great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and one on the way, and one step-great-great grandchild.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 2nd at St. Dominic Catholic Church. Burial with military honors will follow in the Wetmore Cemetery. Ed will lie in state at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton where a Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, followed by visitation until 8:30. Memorials are suggested to St. Dominic Catholic Church, Holton Community Hospital Hospice or the Wetmore American Legion, and may be sent in care of the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1034, Holton, 66436.