Obituaries Published Sept. 5 California Democrat

ANDERSON

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Roger Anderson

Roger Wayne Anderson, 53, of Tipton, Mo., passed away August 20, 2012, at University Healthcare in Columbia, Mo., following a heat stroke-heart attack July 25, 2012.

He was born January 1, 1959, in Versailles, Mo., son of Donald L. and LaRue V. Witzke-Anderson.

He attended school in Independence, Mo., and graduated from Fort Osage High School there. He was employed at the Tipton Correctional Facility in Tipton, Mo., as a heating and cooling technician for 18 years.

He is survived by one brother, Mike Anderson of California, Mo.; and many friends, cousins, aunts and uncles.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 8, 2012 at the Latham Christian Church with the Rev. Jim Randall officiating. A private family inurnment will be held at the Highland Cemetery in Latham at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to the Highland Cemetery Assn., c/o Roll Funeral Home, 211 S. Oak, California, MO 65018

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.rollfuneralhome.com

BRETHORST

Jasper Wayne Brethorst, two months old, of California, Mo., passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2012, at Cardinal Glennan Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.

He was born on June 4, 2012, at Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Columbia, Mo., the son of Jonathan William Brethorst and Tabitha Lynn Flatt both of whom reside in California, Mo.

Jasper loved his pacifier, scrunching his face up or just making funny faces, and lifting up his eyebrows. When he cried it sounded like he was laughing. He was a very easy going baby that had big hands and feet, but most important he was very strong willed.

Along with his parents he is survived by, one brother, Mason Henry Brethorst, California, Mo.; his maternal grandparents Robert and Tammy Flatt, California, Mo.; paternal grandmother, Rhonda Brethorst and Robert Parker, Clarksburg, Mo.; maternal great-grandparents, Harold and Sharon Bowlin, California, Mo.; and Roy and Peggy Flatt, Raytown, Mo.; paternal great-grandparents, Roland and Joyce Hattock, Lansing, Kan.; two uncles, Westley Flatt and wife Vicky, Jefferson City, Mo.; and Phillip Brethorst, California, Mo.; four aunts, Michelle Brethorst, Smolan, Kan.; Tiffany Taylor, Prescott, Ariz.; Tracy Brethorst, Kansas City, Mo.; and Brittney Ellington, Clarksburg, Mo. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Stephan Brethorst; and maternal great-grandmother, Mildred Flatt.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Bowlin Cantriel Funeral Services. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Bowlin Cantriel Funeral Services.

Memorials are suggested to the Jasper Wayne Brethorst Memorial Fund, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak, California, MO 65018.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, Mo.

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Veteran

BRIZENDINE

Hugh R. Brizendine, 79, went to his heavenly home on Friday, August 31, 2012 at North Kansas City hospital.

Hugh was born March 15, 1933, in Jamestown, Missouri, to Isaac and Maude (Borts) Brizendine. He graduated from Jamestown High School and attended Missouri Western in Saint Joseph, Mo. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and retired as a Chief Petty Officer. He defended our country during the Korean conflict and Viet Nam war on many destroyers and aircraft carriers. Hugh said that he had traveled the world and the USA is the most beautiful country in this world! After his military service, Hugh also worked for KCP&L as a maintenance foreman and retired in 1994.

Hugh married Marilyn Northern on May 12, 1995 in Liberty, Mo.

Hugh was preceded in death by his parents, nine brothers and sisters and a stepson William M. Timm.

He is survived by: his wife Marilyn Brizendine of the home; his children, Pamela Lee of California Mo., David and Wanda Brizendine of Olathe, Kan., Michael Brizendine, Kansas City, Mo., Randy Brizendine and Joanne of Independence, Mo., Julia and Les Needham of Valley Falls, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Arnold Brizendine of Hot Springs, Ark.

A visitation will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at Rollins Funeral Home in Platte City; followed by an 11:00 a.m. funeral service, at the funeral home. Interment, with military honors, will follow in the Platte City Cemetery.

The family suggests contributions be given to the American Lung Association, Disabled American Veterans or The Salvation Army. Online condolences can be made at our web page rollinsfuneralhome.net

Arrangements by: Rollins Funeral Home—Platte City, Mo.—Ph. 816-858-2129.

DAHLER

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Madelyn Dahler

Madelyn K. Dahler, 91, of California, Mo., passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at St. Mary’s Health Center, Jefferson City, Mo.

She was born on January 5, 1921, east of California, Mo., and was the daughter of Ernst and Catherine (Herfurth) Haldiman both of whom preceded her in death. She was united in marriage on November 22, 1947, in Eldon, Mo., to James Roesch Dahler, who preceded her in death on August 22, 1969.

She attended grade school at Sunny Side School and was a 1937 graduate of California Aurora High School. Mrs. Dahler had worked at Moniteau National Bank in bookkeeping until her retirement in 1985. She was a member of the Annunciation Catholic Church, Annunciation Women’s Sodality, the Extensionettes Club, and VFW’s Women’s Auxiliary where she was a founding member and served as past president. She enjoyed bowling, flowers, gardening, working up vegetables and fruit, traveling especially with her former classmate Stella Smith, but most important taking care of her grandchildren.

Survivors include: two sons, Larry Dahler, California, and Keith Dahler and wife Carol, Jefferson City; one daughter Judy Goans and husband Rick, California; four grandchildren, Matt Goans, Columbia, Erica Goans, Warrensburg, Haley Goans, California, and Daniel Dahler and wife Lindsey, Jefferson City, who are expecting a great-grandchild in February 2013; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Leo J., Paul Roy, Alec, Bill and Herbert Haldiman; three sisters, Margaret Carl, Edna Koenig and Emma Haldiman.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church, California Mo. Burial will be in the Annunciation Catholic Cemetery. Officiating will be Father David Maher. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services California, Mo.

Memorials are suggested to the Annunciation Catholic Perpetual Care Fund and Twin City Garden Club to be used for beautification of the flowers and trees, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak, California, MO 65018.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, Mo.

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Margaret Keil

Margaret Maye Keil, 82, of California, Mo., passed away on Friday, August 31, 2012 at Moniteau Care Center, California, Mo.

She was born May 30, 1930, in California, Mo., to Andrew Simon and Guy Verda (Roberts) Weigel both of whom preceded her in death. She was united in marriage on April 23, 1949, at California, to Marvin Keil, who preceded her in death on January 10, 1991.

Mrs. Keil was a 1948 graduate of California High School. Following graduation she began to work at California Manufacturing Company sewing department. She also worked at California Pharmacy until she retired in 1992. She was a member of the Annunciation Catholic Church, the Altar Sodality, and former Eucharistic Minister. She was also a CCD teacher and served on the Parish Council. Mrs. Keil enjoyed attending church and activities, playing bingo, fishing, and traveling.

Survivors include: one sister, Helen Morrow, Springfield, Ill.; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Wayne Keil; one daughter, Janet Brown; and one sister, Mary McAllen.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church, California Mo. Burial will be in the Annunciation Catholic Cemetery. Officiating will be Father David Maher. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Annunciation Catholic Church.

Memorials are suggested to the Annunciation Catholic Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak, California, MO 65018.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, Mo.

KIESLING

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Holly Kiesling

Holly Michele (Prenger) Kiesling, 37, of Jefferson City returned to the warmth and comfort of God on Sunday, September 2, 2012. She fought cancer for five years until God heard her cries and extended His arm to return her home. She had been surrounded by her family during her last days, and at the time of her passing, she was with her loving husband and her mother.

Holly was born July 3, 1975, in Jefferson City, the daughter of Susan D. (Holtmeyer) Gilbert and Gary L. Prenger both of Jefferson City. She was united in marriage to John Kiesling, on February 18, 2005, who survives at the home.

Holly was a 1993 graduate of Jefferson City High School. She was employed at a local grocery store for many years until the beginning of her fight with cancer. She was also employed with The Secretary of State and Scholastic Inc. until she was unable to work.

Holly had a firm belief in God. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was passionate about others and enjoyed life. She loved to dance and always had a big beautiful smile. She loved her dog, Roxy, who was a good companion for her through her illness, and Kitty, her adopted cat.

Survivors include: one son Brenten James Carlock, age 15, of Jefferson City; two daughters, Abigail Christina, age 12, and Alyson Katrina, age 8, of the home; her parents, Susan Darlene and Carl Gilbert, and Gary and Melanie Prenger; brothers, Shannon Lee Prenger, Clinton Michael Prenger and Jonathan Alan Gilbert, all of Jefferson City, Jason Gilbert (wife Anne) and children Bradley, Heather and Laycee of Wardsville; sisters, Julie Lynn Prenger Bruno (husband Randy) and children Landon and Raegan of Woodlawn, Tennessee, Angela Gilbert (Justin Sullens) and children Justin Jr., Jazzmine and Kylie Sullens of Jefferson City, Shelby Hilgert and children Zachary Eickhoff, Carleigh Gilbert and Joshua Hilgert of Jefferson City; grandparents, Cyrilla Prenger, Marie Holtmeyer and Mary Ann Gilbert; numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

Holly was preceded in death by her grandfathers Joseph Holtmeyer, Sr. and Carl Prenger.

A prayer service will be at 6:00 pm Wednesday, September 5 at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martins, Mo.

A Catholic Mass celebrating her life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 6, at St. Martin Catholic Church with Father Ed Schmidt, officiating.

Funeral services and interment will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 8 at Moniteau Evangelical Advent Church and Cemetery, 59349 Moniteau Church Road, Jamestown (Moniteau County) MO 65046. The Reverend Brian Bish will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to American Cancer Society (Research of Brain Cancer), Holly’s children, or family’s choice of charity.

Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.

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Linda Martin

Linda K. (Dutcher) Martin, 61, of California, Mo., passed away Monday, September 3, 2012 at her residence.

She was born on September 9, 1950, at Latham Hospital, California, Mo., to Lester Lee and Norma Jean (Hayes) Dutcher. She was united in marriage on December 27, 1975, in Independence, Mo., to Ed Martin who survives of the home.

Linda was a graduate of Truman High School in Independence, and attended the College of the Sequoias. She was a member of the KC Board of Trade and the Chicago Board of Trade, she worked for the Missouri Dept. of Conservation, and as secretary for the California Chamber of Commerce and California Progress, Inc. She was a member of High Point Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Lions’ Club, and enjoyed crocheting and motorcycle rides. She was passionate about NASCAR racing, especially Carl Edwards, and was equally passionate about Mizzou Tiger Sports.

She is also survived by her mother, Norma Jean Dutcher; two daughters, Rebecca “Becky” Schneider and husband John of California, and Tammy Brandes and husband Bobby of Bunceton; one brother, Larry Dutcher and wife Barb of Orlando, Fla.; one sister, Lynnette Bowles and husband Rusty of Kansas City, Mo.; four grandchildren, DJ, Layne, Cody and Cooper; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Lester Lee Dutcher.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, Mo. Burial will be in High Point Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Don Almond. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 7, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to either the National Lupus Foundation, the American Cancer Society, or Hospice Compassus, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak, California, MO 65018.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, Mo.

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