Arlene Rose Ruder
Arlene Rose (Wiesner) Ruder, age 76, of Hays, passed away Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at Hays Medical Center. She was born April 4, 1935 in Hays, Kansas to Leo and Josephine (Smith) Wiesner. She graduated from Girl’s Catholic High in 1953. She married Virgil “Hess” Ruder on April 23, 1955 in Hays. He preceded her in death on December 9, 1994. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hays
She is survived by a daughter, Lisa Gerstner and husband Mark of Phoenix, Arizona; a son, Thomas Ruder, two grandsons, Scott and Ryan Gerstner and two sisters, Phyllis Rizzo and husband Rick of Phoenix and Jan Bear of Prescott, AZ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hess and her parents.
Private family graveside services took place Friday, March 16th, 2012 at St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays, Kansas. Arrangements in care of Brock’s North Hill Chapel 2509 Vine Hays, KS. 67601.
Memorials are suggested to the Catholic Charities of donor’s choice and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or emailed to email@example.com.
Albert S. Bieker
Albert S Bieker, age 88, of Ellis, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Society, Hays. He was born September 16, 1923 in Ellis to Sylvester and Barbara (Aschenbrenner) Bieker. He married Bertha Erbert on November 16, 1943 in Ellis. She preceded him in death on March 4, 2012.
Albert was a farmer and mechanic. He had worked at Fondoble Motor Sales and Bob’s Repair both of Ellis. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Ellis. He enjoyed collecting John Deere memorabilia and spending time on the farm.
He is survived by three sons, Richard, James and Michael Bieker all of Ellis; a brother, Joe Erbert of Ellis; two sisters, Mary Kuhn of Hays and Shirley Pitner of Atwood. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Brandie Bieker of Hays, Christopher Bieker of Lawrence, Kimberly Bieker of Topeka and David Bieker of Bazine as well as two great grandchildren, Abby and Laura Bieker of Lawrence.
He was preceded in death by his wife, two sons, David and Robert Bieker and two brothers, Martin and John Bieker.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ellis. Burial will follow services in St. Mary’s cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at Keithley Funeral Chapel 400 E. 17th Ellis, KS. 67637. A parish vigil service will be at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials suggested to Hospice, Masses or the Bieker family memorial. Condolences may be sent to the family by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.