Archive for Wednesday, February 6, 2002


February 6, 2002


Memorial services for Charles Robert "Bob" Peek, 73, Dickinson, were Jan. 16 at the Chapel of Crowder Funeral Home, Dickinson. Mr. Peek died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at his home.

He was born June 22, 1928, in Oklahoma to Ray and Helen Peek. He served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War from 1948 to 1952. He retired as an engineer in 1986 with Pan American World Services.

Survivors include his wife, Betty (Kneedler) Peek; two daughters, Paula J. Hawkins and her husband, Charles, and Robin Nicklas and her husband, Ray; two sons, Charles R. Peek and James B. Peek and his wife, Cherlyn; two brothers, Harry and Norman Peek; two sisters, Judy Pickins and JoAnn Burgen and six grandchildren.


Funeral services for Walter J. Pitzer, DVM, 71, Lawrence, were Tuesday at the Warren McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Dr. Pitzer died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Sept. 2, 1930, in Logan, Okla., the son of Edgar W. and Mae (Thompson) Pitzer. He graduated from Hepler High School, Hepler, in 1948 and attended Pittsburg State University. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1960 with a BS in Biology and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. He practiced in Fredonia, Beloit and Concordia before retiring and moving to Lawrence in 1981. He also taught school in Stark and Porterville.

He served in the Air Force for four years.

He married Phyllis Ann Holsinger in Oswego on Aug. 10, 1956. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Jay Pitzer and his wife, Karen, Fort Worth, Texas, and Phillip Pitzer, Lawrence; three daughters, Susanna Pitzer, New York City, N.Y.; Jennifer Mead and her husband, Doug, Baldwin City, and Angela Hightree and her husband, Mark, Baldwin City; two brothers, Emory Pitzer, Bartlesville, Okla. and George Pitzer, Pittsburg; one sister, Irene Walker, Topeka, and seven grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association or World Vision and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044. Online condolences may be sent to subject: Pitzer.


Funeral services for Glenn Abraham Kalb, 86, Baldwin City, were Saturday at the Wilson and Son Chapel, Wellsville. Mr. Kalb died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Olathe Medical Center, Olathe.

He was born Dec. 9, 1915, in the Black Jack community, near Baldwin City, the son of Floyd and Margaret (Black) Kalb. He attended grade school at Black Jack and graduated from Baldwin High School in 1934. He attended Kansas University.

Mr. Kalb was a farmer and stockman. He did custom haying and silo filling in the Baldwin area. He was treasurer for the Palmyra Township Volunteer Fire Department for many years.

He married Mable Edler in Wellsville on March 15, 1949. She survives of the home.

Survivors include a son, Kermit Kalb and his wife, Margaret, Wellsville; a daughter, Glenna McKinney, and her husband, Mike, Perry; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and an infant son.

He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ives Chapel United Methodist Church and sent in care of Wilson and Son, PO Box 486, Wellsville, KS 66092.


Memorial services for Jack Sly, Jr., 81, Baldwin City, will be today at 2 p.m. at the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin City. Mr. Sly died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at his home.

He was born to Dora (Morris) and Clarence Sly, Jr. on Aug. 12, 1920, in Los Angeles, Calif. He graduated from high school in Oakland, Calif., in 1938. He attended the University of California.

He worked as an Architectural Designer for several companies in the Bay Area before taking a job in Alaska in 1975. He retired in 1983.

He married Sharon Hobson Jan. 11, 1964, in Mexico. They were married 38 years. They moved to Baldwin City after Jack's retirement.

Mr. Sly was a past 32nd Degree Mason and member of Aahmes Shrine in Berkley, Calif.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon, of the home; four daughters, Kathryn Sly, Boise, Idaho; Judi Sly, Sonora, Calif.; Jackie Bertram, Douglas, Wyo.; Glenda Endriss, Lawrence; three sons, James Sly and John Sly, Riovista, Calif.; Michael Atwood, Dandridge, Tenn.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, William Sly.

Mr. Sly was cremated and private family inurnment will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Douglas County Hospice or Baldwin City Library Talking Books and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

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