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Herman Johanning

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Herman Benjamin Johanning was born in Baldwin on Aug. 24, 1928. Mr. Johanning moved to Arizona in 1960. He left this Earth on Dec. 12, 2012 at the age of 84. 
He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Army. He was retired from ABF and was the owner of his own trucking company at the time of his death.
He is survived by his spouse Barbara and former wives Elda Konrady and Marsha Venenga; children Michael Johanning, St. John, Ariz., Debra Walker, Sabinal, N.M., Stacy Howe, Tempe, Ariz., Justin Johanning, Rio Rancho, N.M., Donna Lynn Richey, Tahlequah, Okla., and Cheryl McNutt and Bradley Adams, Phoenix, Ariz. Twenty-four  grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren also survive.
A memorial service will be held at Lowman’s Arizona Funeral Home, 717 W. Dobbins Rd., Phoenix, at 1 p.m. Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fair Association of Kincaid, Citizens Bank, 200 Commercial St., Kincaid, KS 66039.

OBITUARIES

Peggy Chambers Schmidt

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Glenn Kunkel Jr.

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Red VanHouden

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Harold Lee “Red” VanHouden, 78, Iola, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at Olathe Medical Center.Harold was born Jan. 8, 1938, in Fredonia, the son of Lloyd and Thelma (Davis) VanHouden. He served in four branches of the U.S. military: Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard... [More]

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Tech ed center gives students leg up on joining workforce

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Council takes look at economic development

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Reserve leads victorious Iola

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Iola boys cruise to payback win

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