Donald Dwaine Kottwitz, Sr., 74, passed away at Moran Manor on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. He was born Aug. 26, 1939, in Ohlman, Ill. to August and Mildred (Evans) Kottwitz. He grew up in Illinois and Missouri. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Don was a retired painting contractor. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.
Donald and Darcus met in Iola in 1982 and were married Oct. 8, 1982. Donald was a loving and supportive husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years Darcus; four children Marchelle Brown and fiancé Kelly Shaffer, Donald Kottwitz Jr. and wife Donna, Paul Kottwitz and Anita Flach and husband John; 14 grandchildren, Christopher Valencia, Anthony Valencia, William Martinez, Christina Shaffer, Josh Shaffer, Eric Kottwitz, Jennifer Kottwitz, Ryan Kottwitz, Trevin Kottwitz, McKay Kottwitz, Brianna Christensen, Nathan Christensen, Morgan Christensen, and Liam Christensen; one great-granddaughter Peyton Anne Marie Valencia; one brother-in-law Bruce Seybold and wife Barbara; three brothers, Chester, George and Gary; and three sisters, Bertha, Peggy and Loretta.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Milford Kottwitz and one grandson.
Visitation will be Monday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday at the Yates Center Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Allen County Animal Rescue Facility. Memorial gifts may be left with the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.
Maynard Clarence Belvoir, 94, Colony, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, May 16, 2015. He was born April 26, 1921 in Colony, to Clarence Otto and Verda Lorraine (Nichols) Belvoir. He graduated from Colony High in 1941, in that same year, he married Pauline McCoy... [More]
Lawrence Dietrich, 88, Humboldt, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at Arrowood Lane in Humboldt. Lawrence was born in the house where he lived most of his life, south of Humboldt to John and Emma (Breiner) Dietrich on April 20, 1927. Lawrence married Delpha Carl on Oct. 1,... [More]
Andrew Michael King, 3½ months, Houston, Texas, left this Earth on Thursday, May 14, 2015 to be held in the arms of angels.Andrew was born on Jan. 18, 2015, in Houston, the son of Brian and Erin King.Andrew is survived by his parents Brian and Erin; a brother, Nathan King,... [More]
He’s young, energetic, and a veteran with the Kansas Democratic Party.Kerry Gooch, 24, assumed the post of executive director three weeks ago. In that short time he is already making his way across the state spurring efforts to establish more county organizations.A graduate... [More]
MORAN — At 97, it’s a safe bet Ruth Wood is the sole survivor of the 1936 graduating class of Elsmore High School.After all, there were only a dozen in her class.She fondly remembers walking the three miles to school and back each day. And though she wanted to take... [More]
MORAN — Mention comedic couples to history buffs and the pairings of such stalwarts as Lucy and Ricky or George and Gracie come to mind.Ask the same question at Marmaton Valley High School, meanwhile, and you’ll just as easily hear about Payton and Emily.Payton Wilson... [More]
McPHERSON — There was a sense of deja vu for Iola High’s golf team at the Class 4A State Golf Tournament at Turkey Creek Golf Course in McPherson on Wednesday. Iola took fourth place for the second year in a row, despite shooting 20 strokes better. Last season, Iola... [More]
LA CROSSE — Yates Center’s Remi Wagner finished the season with a ninth place finish at the State Sand Greens Tournament. He shot an 82 overall.“He started a little shaky putting his drive out of bounds on his first hole and leaving several putts short to shoot... [More]