Published in the Iola Register on Mar. 4, 2013.


Loren Dean Walthers, 80, Cuba, Kan., died Friday, March 1, 2013. He was born Oct. 9, 1932, to Paul and Beulah (Stansbury) Walthers at Clay Center, Neb.
Dean graduated from Cuba High School. He married Marjorie Chizek on Aug. 26, 1951, at the Cuba Presbyterian Church and to this union two children were born, Debra Ann and David Dean. During his life, he  helped his father with the oil business and spent his life as a fuel distributor for many different brands of fuel. Dean served as president of the Kansas Oil Marketers and was on the board of directors for 27 years. He served on the board of directors for two different local banks and was helpful to many people in the community. He was a Scout Master and on the Regional Council for the Boy Scouts of America. He was very active in many community organizations. Dean also was on the founding board of the Republic County Historical Museum. He was a member of the Cuba Masonic Lodge No. 362, and the NCK Shrine Club and the ISIS Shrine Temple of Salina. During this time he raised cattle and oversaw the farming operation for the family.
Dean enjoyed hunting, especially his trips to Wyoming, and had a passion for collecting guns, antiques and automobiles. Dean will always be remembered for having a good time with his many, many friends.
Those surviving to cherish his memory include his wife Marjorie; daughter, Deb  Beems and her husband Dave of Concordia, Kan.; son, Dave Walthers and his wife Gloria of Cuba, Kan.; grandchildren, Jeremy Beems and his wife Sharon of Ottawa, Kan.; and Jill Billinger and her husband Joe of Hays, Kan.; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral service and interment will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at the Cuba Presbyterian Church, Cuba, Kan., with Pastor Mark Imel and Pastor Phil Goombi officiating. There will be no visitation. The family suggest memorials be made to Cuba Presbyterian Church. Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, Kan. is in charge of arrangements.