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Obituaries

Obituaries

Russell Owen Blosser Jr. 1949 - 2006 Topeka

Services for Russell Owen Blosser Jr., 56, Topeka, were Tuesday in Topeka. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Topeka.Mr. Blosser died Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.He was born May 9, 1949, in Bryan, Ohio, the son of Russell and Lucille Thiel Blosser Sr. He graduated from Columbus High School in Columbus, Ind., in 1967 and received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Kansas University in 1971.Mr. Blosser worked in management and training for Tempo-Gambles and Duckwall-ALCO for more than 20 years. He worked for the state of Kansas as a trainer for the Department of Revenue and an auditor for the Racing Commission. He taught human resources licensure courses at Washburn University and most recently was human resource manager for the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. He was a member of Wanamaker Woods Church of the Nazarene and organized the America for Jesus Faith Rally in the mid-1980s. He was a member and past president of Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship. He was a member of the local, state and national Society of Human Resources Management and a past president of the Topeka chapter. He was named the local Human Resource Professional of the Year in 2005.Mr. Blosser married Kathryn Beguelin on June 24, 1972, in Lawrence. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two sons, John, Van Alstyne, Texas, and Philip, Topeka; a daughter, Sarah Krueger, Topeka; a brother, James, Lawrence; a sister, Diana Meece, Bloomington, Ill.; and four grandchildren.The family suggests memorials to Wegener's Granulomatosis Assn., P.O. Box 28660, Kansas City, MO 64188.Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home, Topeka, was in charge of arrangements.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.kevinbrennanfamily.com">www.kevinbrennanfamily.com</a>.