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Obituaries Published in October 12 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in October 12 California Democrat

October 11th, 2011 by Democrat Staff in News


Mike Anderson, 69 , of Centertown, Mo., passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Mo.

He was born on October 3, 1942 the son of Edward Lewis and Geneva Nadine (Harmon) Anderson both of whom preceded him in death. He was married on March 14, 1965 in California, Mo., to Janet Ziehmer who survives of the home.

He was a member of the Centertown Baptist Church. He owned and operated Anderson Underground Construction - cable burial, Anderson Truck Co. - heavy haulers and Anderson Truck Trailer and Equipment - truck sales. Mike served on the Linn Technical College Board, Fire Chief of Centertown and volunteer fireman and donated land for the Centertown Senior Housing. He loved to watch NASCAR racing, and had attended several races. He loved his grandkids and lived to help Kenny at the farmers market.

Survivors include: one son, Kenny Anderson and wife Ronda of Centertown, Mo.; one daughter, Kim Herin and husband Tad of Ashland, Mo.; five grandchildren, Megan and Dylan Anderson, Casey and Connor Slattery and Campbell Herin; also several brothers in-law and sisters in-law, numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one daughter Michelle Anderson on October 29, 1969 and one brother, John Guy Anderson on May 5, 2011.

A Memorial Service was held at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, Mo. Private family inurnment will be at a later date at the Centertown Cemetery. Officiating was Rev. Steve Jones.

Memorials are suggested to the grandchildren of Mike Anderson College Fund, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak St., California, MO 65018.

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


Anna Pauline Burrell, 50, of Jefferson City, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2011.

Funeral Services were held at 6:00 p.m., Friday, October 7, 2011 at Houser Millard Funeral Home.

Arrangements were under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street; 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at


Thomas D. Duncan, 79, of Latham, died Sunday, October 9, 2011, at St. Marys Health Center in Jefferson City.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Duncan of the home; two sons, Gary (Rita) Duncan and David (Linda) Duncan all of Latham and one brother, C.L. "Jim" Duncan, Oak Grove.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Latham Cemetery in Latham with Rev. Larry Marriott officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Thursday, at the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Versailles.


Thomas Harvey Fleming, 67, died at the home of his mother, Virginia Fleming in Paola, Kan., Sept. 9, surrounded by his family and friends.

He moved his family to North Dakota in 1990. He was a handyman and volunteer for the Stanley Food Pantry and Teen Center, mentoring youth, was active in Boy Scouts, loved painting, carpentry, camping with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, James W. Fleming; and brother, James W. Fleming Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Beth; daughters, Amandia and April, of the home in Stanley, N.D., Jeri Lynn of Foligno, Italy; his mother, Virginia Fleming of Paola, Kan.; one sister, Betty Beard of Louisburg; brothers, Ken of Olathe, and Mike of the family farm in Paola. He has many cousins in mid-Missouri in the families of Kueffer, Lademann, Liebi and Heidbreder.

A memorial service was held at the family farm Sept. 10.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Hospice Care of Kansas, 15329 W. 95th St., Lenexa, KS 66219.


Hazel Lee Flippin, 83, of California, Mo., passed away on Monday, October 3, 2011 at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.

She was born on October 9, 1927 in Barnett, Mo., the daughter of Aubrey and Mellie (Rohrbach) Gordon, both of whom preceded her in death. She was married on September 25, 1948 in California, Mo., to Marion F. Flippin, who preceded her in death on November 11, 2001.

She was a graduate of Latham High School and Mariwood School of Cosmetology in Jefferson City. She worked as a beauty operator for 34 years, owning and operating Hazel's Beauty Shop for 20 years. She was a member of Main Street Baptist Church, where she worked on the funeral committee for many years; she also was on the baptistery committee and was a Sunday School secretary for many years.

She is survived by two sons, Garold "Gary" Flippin and wife Peggy of Mt. Vernon, Mo., and Steven L. Flippin of California, Mo.; two grandchildren, Jennifer Killough and husband Gerald of New Braunfels, Texas, and Bradlee Flippin of Seguin, Texas; three great-grandchildren, Sydnee and Stephanee Killough and Rylee Flippin; one sister, Edna Mae Gray of California, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Friday, October 7, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Main Street Baptist Church in California, Mo. Burial was in California City Cemetery. Officiating was Rev. Eddie Schoeneberg and Rev. Ken Mathes.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either Main Street Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak, California, MO 65018.

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


Drillia Marie Piel Frie, 93, of Jacksonville, born November 8, 1917 in California, Missouri, died Saturday, September 24, 2011 in Jacksonville.

A Funeral Mass was held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28 at Infant of Prague Catholic Church. Burial was at Onslow Memorial Park.

During her life she worked in various bakeries in Kansas City, Missouri. She worked at the Camp Geiger Marine Corp Exchange in Jacksonville. An avid bingo player, she had many special friends.

Mrs. Frie was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Hines Frie; and a son, Hillard, of Texas.

Survivors include her daughters, Judy Finson and her husband, Murray of Back Swamp and Donna Cork and her husband, Jim of Winchester, Tenn; 13 grandchildren, Johnny Frie, Teresa Chavarria, Evelyn Frie, Jessie Frie, Steven Frie, Tim Parnell, Carolyn English, Pat Parnell, Donna Futrell, Brent Cork, Mike Cork, Carrie McLean and Robin Bakken; 26 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.


Robert Dean Hoellering, 72, of Wichita, Kansas, died Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at Lake Point Care Center after a lengthy illness.

He was born January 7, 1939 in Jefferson City, Mo., a son of Herman and Lydia Reichel Hoellering, both of whom preceded him in death.

He attended Oak Grove, Highland and California High Schools and moved to Wichita in 1958 to work for Layne-Western Well Drilling Co. He also served a tour of duty in Germany in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by long-time companion, Shari Tucker; one brother, Paul Hoellering and wife Myrene; one sister, Mary Ann Clennin and husband Paul. Nieces and nephews also survive.


Mr. George M. Pohlmann, age 75 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Wednesday, October 5, 2011, at his home.

George was born January 15, 1936 in Jefferson City, Mo. the son of Martin and Minnie Bleich Pohlmann.

A lifelong resident of the Jefferson City area, George graduated from Jefferson City High School and the Jefferson City Junior College.

He served in the United States Army from 1958 until 1960.

George was employed with Capital Savings and Loan and later he was employed as a salesman with the American Tobacco Company for 18 years prior to his retirement in September, 1988.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and enjoyed restoring old cars and watching NASCAR.

Survivors include numerous cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Reverend Russ Bowder officiating. Graveside services and interment were at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.


Gail F. Wittenberger, 82, Jamestown, Mo., passed away on October 5, 2011 at his home.

He was born in Moniteau County on March 6, 1929 the son of Lawrence and Selma Roedel Wittenberger who preceded him in death. He was a graduate of Prairie Home High School. He was married on August 28, 1949 to Eileen Winkler in California, Mo., whom survives of the home.

He served in the U.S. Army. Gail was a member of the Moniteau Evangelical Advent Church where he served on the church and cemetery board and sang in the choir. He was a board member of the Prairie Home Co-op, Prairie Home MFA board and the Prairie Home School Board. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and visiting with his neighbors.

Survivors include; one son, David Wittenberger and wife Linda of California, Mo. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry Wittenberger and Eugene Wittenberger.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Moniteau Evangelical Advent Church. Officiating was Rev. Brian Bish. Burial was in the Moniteau Evangelical Advent Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Moniteau Evangelical Advent Cemetery Fund c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak St. California, MO 65018.

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