Archive for Thursday, September 24, 1998


September 24, 1998


Services for Dale Kenneth Foster, 57, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Foster died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 2, 1941, in Lawrence, the son of Fred Foster and Mary Pauline Calvert Foster.

He worked at Ermans Corporation until 1973, then for Cal's Salvage until 1986.

He married Judith Ann Harris on June 10, 1960. They were divorced in 1988. He married Dagmar Rathbone Paden in Miami, Okla. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his mother, of Lawrence; a son, Mitch, Perry; three daughters, Patricia Ricley, Eudora, Debra Cassella, Perry, and Gale Henderson, Lawrence; a brother, James Foster, Lawrence; two sisters, Eunice Lee, Trenton, N.J., and Loretta James, Lawrence; and eight grandchildren.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Assn. or American Diabetes Assn. and may be sent in care of the funeral home.


Private services for John Anthony ``Toni'' Burzle, 90, Lawrence, will be held at a later date.

Mr. Burzle died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.

He was born May 20, 1908, in Munich, Germany, the son of Johann Anton Burzle and Barbara Schmelz. He earned degrees from the University of Munich and the University of Dijon, France.

In 1935, he emigrated to Canada, where he joined the faculty of the University of Manitoba. In 1945 he moved to Kansas University, where he was a professor of German and taught until his retirement in 1977.

He was chairman of the German department from 1947 to 1967, associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and director of the Office of Foreign Study.

At KU he initiated the international student exchange programs and KU's summer language institutes abroad. Under the auspices of the State Department he directed the Orientation Center for Foreign Students at KU from 1951 to 1976. He was co-founder and director of the university's Max Kade Center for German-American studies. For many years he was KU's adviser to the Fulbright applications to Germany.

He was a consultant for the Institute of International Education, New York, for the Council on International Educational Exchange, New York, and for Inter-Nationes, Bonn, Germany.

He was a member of the Society for German-American Studies and the first editor of the society's Yearbook of German-American Studies. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Lawrence and the Retirees Club at KU.

He married Muriel M. Wittmann on Oct. 3, 1935, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She died in March 1997.

The family suggests memorials to the J.A. Burzle Fellowship Fund with the KU Endowment Association and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, which is in charge of arrangements.


Services for Evelyn E.R. Bishop, 78, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Mrs. Bishop died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Aug. 14, 1920, in Kinsley, the daughter of Mark M. and Edythe Davis Rummell. She graduated from Topeka High School and the University of Texas, Austin. She had been a resident of Lawrence since 1987, moving from Kerrville, Tex.

She married Maj. Thomas R. Bishop on Nov. 1, 1948, in Roswell, N.M. He died May 22, 1968.

She was a member of the Widow and Widowers of Douglas County and the Newcomers Club of Lawrence.

Mrs. Bishop attended Unitarian Fellowship in Lawrence.

Survivors include a sister, Norma Jean Utley, San Antonio.

The family suggests memorials to Villages Inc., sent in care of the mortuary.


Services for Jance Ira Blanco, 18, Lawrence, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Feltner Funeral Home Chapel in Lyndon. Burial will be at East View Cemetery, Quenemo.

Mr. Blanco died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, in Lawrence.

He was born Jan. 23, 1980, in Ottawa, the son of Tracy Blanco and Barbara Walker Sayler. He had lived in Lawrence the last 14 years.

He worked at Olsten Staffing Services and received his General Educational Development degree last spring.

Survivors include his father, Ottawa; his mother, Lawrence; a brother, Michael Sayler, Lawrence; two sisters, Jana Norris, Lawrence, and Cheyenne Blanco, Ottawa; and his paternal grandparents, Barney and Norma Blanco, Ottawa.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the chapel, where the family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.

The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Alternative High School and may be sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, P.O. Box F, Lyndon 66451.

  • A news story about Blanco's death appears on page 1A.

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