Louis “Carl” Braden

May 13, 1951 – Jan. 17, 2019

CARBONDALE — Louis “Carl” Braden, Carbondale, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. He was 67.

He was born May 13, 1951, at Topeka, the son of Bert and Pauline Wendland Braden. He was a 1970 graduate of Highland Park High School.

He was employed by American Linen and retired from BRB Contractors. He was a member of Carbondale Lions Club and Carbondale Fire Department.

He enjoyed camping, fishing, having breakfast with friends, metal detecting and traveling all 50 states and Europe.

Kathleen "Kathy" Kessinger

Died – Jan. 13, 2019

LAWRENCE — Kathleen Kessinger, Lawrence, formerly of Burlingame, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at Lawrence. She was 71.

She, along with her husband, Kurt, were the owners of Osage County Chronicle newspaper for many years.

She was cremated. Service will be held at a later date. Information on services and a full obit will be published in The Osage County Herald-Chronicle, its website and Facebook page when information is provided.

Carey Funeral Home, Burlingame, is assisting the family.

Ronnie Dean Hase

April 9, 1943 – Jan. 12, 2019

TOPEKA — Ronnie Dean Hase died Jan. 12, 2019. He was 75.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date at Delia Presbyterian Church. Inurnment and military honors will be held the same day at West Lawn Memorial Gardens, Topeka.

Community Calendar Jan. 17 - Feb. 1

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Osage County Winter Wonderland

See these and more pictures in the January 17, 2019 edition of The Osage County Herald-Chronicle. Be sure to read our feature article on Gannon Schimmel, a local high school senior who is making his mark in the music world and other articles in this week's paper.

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Jerry Dean Arb

Feb. 17, 1953 – Jan. 12, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. — Jerry Dean Arb, Melvern, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Lincoln, Neb. He was 65.

He was born Feb. 17, 1953, at Emporia, the son of Orville and Lois Kramer Arb. He graduated from Melvern High School in 1971 and lived the majority of his life in the Melvern community.

Kansans warned against potential insurance scam

Kansas Insurance Department

TOPEKA — Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, urges Kansans to be aware of a potential auto insurance telephone scam.
According to information from insurance officials, the caller uses the following introduction, “Hi this is Abigail and I’m with the consumer insurance association and I’m calling about your car insurance payments. How are you doing today?”

The phone number that shows on caller ID is (216) 810-1881. Consumers are urged to block that number and not answer the call.

“It is highly unlikely that an insurance company would call about a payment,” Commissioner Selzer said. “Normally they will send out your statement and, if payment is not received, a follow up notice. Your agent might be notified, but the company is not going to call to demand payment over the phone.”

Commissioner Selzer recommends consumers who encounter this phone situation should call the Kansas Attorney General’s Office or talk to a Kansas Insurance Department Consumer representative by calling (800) 432-2484.

Warren L. Hallgren

Dec. 25, 1940 – Jan. 3, 2019

TOPEKA — Warren L. Hallgren, Topeka, formerly of Lyndon, passed away at his home Jan. 3, 2019. He was 78.

He was born Dec. 25, 1940, at Saginaw, Mich., the son of Lloyd L. and Ruth Alta Bell Hallgren. He moved to Kansas at age four and graduated from Republic High School in 1959.

He married Evelyn Masenthin June 23, 1963, at Zion Lutheran Church, Vassar. She survives.

Patty Doreen Brubaker

April 5, 1924 – Jan. 5, 2019

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. — Patty Doreen Brubaker passed away peacefully in her sleep Jan. 5, 2019, at her home in Osage Beach, Mo. She was 94.

She was born April 5, 1924, at Carbondale, daughter of William and Wilda Cain Waetzig. She grew up in the Carbondale community with six siblings, George Waetzig, Scott Waetzig, Delores Smith, Billee Waetzig and Phillip Waetzig, whom all have deceased. She graduated from Carbondale High School in 1942.



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