DONALD R. SAWIN

 DONALD R. SAWIN
 Donald R. Sawin, 68 years of age, of Salina, formerly of Concordia, passed away at his home Tuesday, April 1, 2014. He was born on Dec. 2, 1945, in Concordia to Gail and Kathleen (Hiltgen) Sawin. Donald graduated from Notre Dame High School in Concordia in 1963. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era from January 31, 1966 to January 26, 1970. While enlisted, Donald received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Sharpshooter Rifle Medal, and the Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Star. He married Rosalie Dunigan on Nov. 14, 1970. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Concordia. Donald was a Diesel Mechanic most all of his adult life. He was a member of the American Legion Post #76 in Concordia. Donald enjoyed visiting with friends, camping, fishing, and telling jokes.
 Donald is survived by his wife Rosalie of Salina; sister, Pat Gerard and husband Rex of Concordia; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Leo, Thomas, Kenneth; two sisters, Phyllis Gandy, Kathryn Baker; and great-niece, Nicole Barleen.
 Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 4, 2014, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Concordia with the Rev. Michael Peterson officiating. Interment will be in the St. Concordia Cemetery with military rites by the United States Navy, American Legion Post #76, and VFW Post #588. Visitation will be held from noon to 9 p.m., Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia. Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.chaputbuoy.com. Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia is in charge of arrangements.
 

OBITUARIES

DOROTHY SCHROTH HANSON

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ELMER R. COLLINS

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 Elmer Ronall Collins, 92, of Concordia, Kansas passed away peacefully on Dec. 13, 2014. He was a devout Catholic with a strong love of God, Country, Family and Friends. Elmer was born on March 24, 1922, on his family farm near Aurora, Kan., to Lewis and Rama (Slater) Collins.... [More]

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NEWS

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