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Dr. Keith Leroy Kraner, 89, of Marietta, OH passed away Monday, February 26, 2018. He was born in Indiana in 1929 to Gerald and Frances Scott Kraner.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ash Kraner, his parents, six brothers and one sister.  He is survived by his daughters, Karen Kraner of Frederick, MD and Lisa Nichols (Price) of Columbia, MO, and two grandchildren, Katie and Hayden Nichols of Columbia, MO.

He was one of thirteen children with nine brothers and three sisters and is survived by: one sister, Marilynn Clifton of Wren, OH; one half sister, Norma Krueckeberg of Decatur, IN; three half brothers, Ronnie Kraner, of Florida, Homer Kraner (Joy) of Rockford, OH, and Max Kraner (Barbara) of Van Wert, OH; two sisters-in-law, Martha Busch Ash of Marietta, OH, and Martha Ash Hunter (Howard) of Marietta, OH.

Keith was a member of the Church of Christ at Warner, OH

He attended the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine.  Following college, Dr. Kraner served in the U.S. Air Force, both at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C. which earned him the Commendation Medals of the Air Force and the Army. He pioneered survival surgical techniques in fetal animals, namely a sheep.  In addition, he sent the first monkey into space and conducted cosmic ray studies which evaluated their risks to astronauts in space.

Dr. Kraner became professor of veterinary medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri and was the director of the Department of Laboratory Animal Medicine.

He took a position at the National Institute of Health near Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and worked as the scientific review administrator of the Surgery, Anesthesiology and Trauma Study Section.  He contributed to major advances in human medicine and research and was well known for his articles in the DVM magazine.  After 28 years of service, he retired as a captain of the Air Force and moved to Marietta to be closer to Mary's family.
 
Viewing will be at the Roberts Funeral Home on Thursday, March 1 from 2-4 and 6-8.  His funeral will be on Friday, March 2 at 1:30 at the funeral home, where military rites will be held. Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park.

                 Dr. Keith Leroy Kraner

   JANUARY 15, 1929 ~ FEBRUARY 26, 2018 (AGE 89)

Col. Roland C. Olson

On June 8, 2018, at age 85, Rollie died peacefully in his sleep.  Rollie was a kind and gracious man, a loving husband, father, and grandfather.  His patience with people and animals alike define his legacy as a professional, fisherman, and Gopher sports fan.  He took good care of himself ensuring that his 2003 Parkinson’s diagnosis did not slow him down giving us 10 more years of travel, hockey games, football games, fishing trips, birthday parties, concerts, recitals, and hours on the boat pulling kids around North Long Lake.  In the summer of 2013, Rollie and Mickey moved to Johanna Shores, a retirement community in Arden Hills.  Though Parkinson’s made the quiet Swede even quieter, he made friends easily and was always ready with a quip to draw people to him. 

Rollie was born in New Ulm, Minnesota on May 20, 1933 to Clark William Olson, DVM, and Hildur Roland Olson (deceased).  He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Muriel (Mickey) Bebeau, his daughters LeighAnn (Tim) Singleton and Hildi (Tim) Hagedorn, his stepdaughters Michelle (Mike McCortney) Bebeau and Lynn (Mark Williamson) Bebeau.  One of his greatest pleasures in life was seeing his seven grandchildren grow into young adults.  It was with great pride he recently learned that his oldest grandchild, Kayla Boogren, will be attending the University of Minnesota this fall.  The passing of one Gopher sports fan, begets another!  He was blessed to enjoy so many life events and time spent at the lake with grandchildren, Kayla Boogren, Jacob and Joseph McCortney, Ella and Henry Williamson, and Leila and Roland Hagedorn.

Rollie graduated from New Ulm High School in 1951. He attended the University of Minnesota, earning a B.S. in 1955, a DVM in 1957, and a MPH from the University of Michigan in 1967. Prior to military service, he practiced veterinary medicine in Minnesota. He served in the U.S. Air Force Veterinary Corps from 1959 to 1981, retiring with the rank of Colonel.  Tours of duty included Arizona, Japan, Louisiana, Lackland AFB in Texas, USAF Hospital Clark, Republic of the Philippines, USAF Hospital, Wiesbaden Germany, the USAF Academy, and as Command Veterinarian, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Field, Hawaii.  Following retirement from the Air Force, he moved with his family to Shoreview, MN.  Subsequently, he engaged in Part-time Veterinary practice, before his appointment in 1987 as Executive Director of the Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine, a position from which he retired in 2002.  Following retirement, besides travel with his wife and friends, he served as a member and President of the U of MN Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society and worked with his 1957 Vet Med classmates to establish the Minnesota Veterinary Historical Museum at the U of MN. In September of 2017, he attended the 60th reunion of the U of MN Class of Veterinary Medicine.  Among his many professional honors were Phi Kappa Phi, Academic Honor Society; Delta Omega, Public Health Academic Honor Society; and Consultant to the USAF Surgeon General for Military Public Health.  His most prestigious awards include: the Legion of Merit Award for exceptional meritorious conduct in outstanding services to the United States as Command Veterinarian, Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii, and the Outstanding Service Award the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association.
A memorial service and reception will be held in the Fellowship Hall at Johanna Shores, 3200 Lake Johanna Blvd, Arden Hills, MN at 4:00 pm on June 22, 2018, with visitation two hours prior to the service. On June 23, we will head for New Ulm for a 2 pm service (visitation 1-2 pm) at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 125 S. Broadway, New Ulm, MN. We will proceed immediately after to the New Ulm City Cemetery where, with Full Military Honors, Rollie will be laid to rest beside his parents.  Arrangements by Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, 600 S. Broadway St, New Ulm, MN (507) 354-8125. 


Arnold D. May, SMSgt
GREENVIEW - Arnold Dean May, 80, of Greenview, passed away on October 5, 2009, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

He was born on May 1, 1929, in Derry, New Hampshire, to Grace Nevins. He married Ruth Lucas in Foxboro, Massachusetts, on October 1, 1950.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth of Greenview; a daughter, Donna Bartlett of Greenview; two sons, David (Stephanie) May of Kansas City, MO, and Brian (Cheryl) May of Bellevue, Nebraska; a brother, Paul (Tenny) Nevins of North Attleboro, Massachusetts; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by parents, one brother, one sister, and one granddaughter, Amanda Mulry-Bartlett.

He worked as the director of admission and as an instructor at Bellevue College of Bellevue, Nebraska. He retired from the U.S. Air Force, and was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Mr. May was a member of the Greenview Christian Church.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 12, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at Greenview Christian Church. Visitation will be on Sunday, October 11, 2009, from 3:00 p.m. till 5:00 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home in Greenview. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Greenview.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or donor's choice.

Online memorial messages may be left for his family at www.hurleyfh.com.


Roger "R.B." Griffin, CMSgt
Roger “R.B.” Griffin, age 79, of Somerset, KY, passed away on Monday, July 9, 2018 at his residence after a brief illness.

R.B was born on February 11, 1939 in Cincinnati, OH to the late Ray Griffin and Elsie Jane Dalton Griffin.  He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force where he proudly served for 32 years and retired as a Chief Master Sergeant and the Senior Enlisted Advisor of the Environmental Health Corps Air Force Wide. After the Air Force, R.B. moved to Somerset, KY where he became a member of Victory Christian Fellowship Church and served faithfully for 24 years. He was a Real Estate Agent and a Chaplain for the Pulaski County Detention Center. R.B. served his ministry tirelessly for over 20 years where he made sure everyone received a bible, prayer, council, and a good dose of humor.

He is survived by his wife, Billie Charlene Hill Griffin, whom he married on March 15, 1960 in Texas; two daughters, Beverly C. (and Daniel) Reither of Kerrville, TX and Venisa Rae (and Ron) Morton of Cincinnati, OH; six grandchildren, Erin Hampton, Jacob Reither, Jamin Reither, Elizabeth Hadaway, Kyle Morton and Jamie Morton; and nine great-grandchildren, Claire Elise Hampton, Kaeleigh Ahna Hampton, Sean David Hampton, Marlee Davis, Oliver Hadaway, Aubrie Davis, Kasey Davis, Logan Morton and Zoey Street (due in October).

A visitation will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 3pm to 4:30pm at Victory Christian Fellowship Church. A Memorial Service will follow at 4:30pm with Bro. Don Sams officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Pulaski County Detention Center Bible Chaplaincy Program. Contributions may be made the day of the service at the church or they may be mailed to Lake Cumberland Funeral Home P.O. Box 1441 Somerset, KY 42502.

You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website:  www.LakeCumberlandFuneralService.com

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Roger “R.B.” Griffin.

Survived by his nephew, Wesley V. Wyatt (Kelly) of Apex, North Carolina and niece, Elaine W. Johnson (Richie) of Garner, North Carolina as well as grandnephew, Paul and grandnieces, Casey, Erin, Charlotte and Allison.
Born 1928, Cedarville, New Jersey to Warren and Lillian Husted and sister, Charlotte.
Education: Davidson College, North Carolina 1945 - 1949, BS in Biology; University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, 1949 - 1953 VMD degree; Angell Memorial Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 1953- 1954, Small Animal Internship.
Career: United States Air Force (USAF) Veterinary Service; Commissioned First Lieutenant 1954, retired with rank of Colonel 1975.
Assignments: Veterinary Service, USAF Hospital, Wiesbaden, Germany (1955 - 1959); Chief of Veterinary Services, USAF Hospital, Loring Air Force Base (AFB), Maine (1959 - 1960); Chief of Veterinary Services, Military Working Dog Procurement & Training Center, Lackland AFB, Texas (1960 - 1967) & (1971 - 1975); College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Department of Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University - obtaining a Master of Science (MS) Degree (1967 - 1969); Chief of Veterinary Services, USAF Hospital, Clark AFB, Philippine Islands (1967 - 1971). During his military service, Dr. Husted received three Air Force commendation medals and the Legion of Merit.
Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Department of Clinical Sciences. Residency in Small Animal Medicine, 1976 - 1978; Assistant Professor, Administrative Head of Small Animal Medicine Service, 1979 - 1989.
During retirement years traveled extensively in pursuit of his interest in wildlife and the environment; performed volunteer work with the Earthwatch Institute and the Oceanic Society.
Memorial contributions may be made to One Cure, Colorado State University Foundation, P.O. Box 1870, Fort Collins, Colorado 80522-9800, or to the Food Bank for Larimer County, 5706 Wright Drive, Loveland, CO 80538-8840
A Memorial Gathering will be held May 22, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Allnutt Drake Chapel, 650 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins, CO 80526. For more details or to notify the family of your attendance, please contact Wesley Wyatt at wvwyatt@gmail.com.
                                                             Paul Wesley Husted
                                          FEBRUARY 18, 1928 – JANUARY 3, 2020
​John Peter Moynihan, MSGT
January 21, 1936 - January 24, 2020
Paul W. Husted
John Peter Moynihan, 84, of Camillus, passed away Friday. Born in Canandaigua and raised in Brighton, he moved to South Carolina before returning to the Syracuse area in 2010. A graduate of Brighton High School, Peter was a United States Air Force veteran of the Vietnam Era where he retired as a master sergeant. While in the service, Peter worked with NASA as a vet tech. He was most noted for being a part of the release of the first chimpanzees to space. Peter also owned his own business, AccuWash Pressure Washing and Shamrock Painting. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and belonged to the Solvay Moose Club. He enjoyed going to the casino, the beach, feeding squirrels, dancing, especially shagging. Above all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.

Peter was predeceased by his parents, John and Marion; and grandson, Nicholas Gibson.

Surviving are his wife, the former Donna Moniot of Camillus; sons, Kevin (Ann) of Tucson, AZ, Shawn (Tammy) of Johns Island, SC, Devin (Charlene) Moynihan of Charleston, SC; daughter, Kelly (Jon) Rowe of Summerville, SC; sister, Mary Ann Nielsen of Penn Yan; grandchildren, Kevin (Heidi) Jr., Jonathan (Sarah), Katherine (Sonny) Heckman, Daimon and Aussie Talbott; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call Wednesday, January 29 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus.

Services will follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516
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Martha Styles
Martha Styles
MSgt. Harold “Hal” Glenn Weeres

AUGUST 12, 1935 – JULY 19, 2018

Harold “Hal” G. Weeres was born in Ft. Beck, Montana, on August 12, 1935 to Henry B. and Alice (Bruning) Weeres. He was the youngest of five children. After graduating from Malta High School, Hal joined the United States Air Force in April 1956 as a Veterinary Technician – Food and Drug Inspector. On April 8, 1961, Hal married Leah Hopkins at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Hal and Leah had three children, Phyllis Yvonne and twins, Roger and Robert.
Upon retiring from the Air Force in July 1976 as a Master Sergeant, the family settled in Colorado Springs. In 1985, Hal began delivering mail for the United States Post Office. He worked for the post office until he retired in December 1997. Hal loved to spend his free time with his family and traveling with his wife, Leah. His hobbies included hunting, woodworking and watching his favorite football team, the Denver Broncos. Hal also spent many hours volunteering his time for local charities. Over the last several years those charities included, he volunteered at the Air Force Academy Clinic, School District 20, and Catholic Charities Marion House soup kitchen.
Hal is survived by wife, Leah; and children, Phyllis “Yvonne” Weeres, Roger Weeres (Bonnie), and Robert Weeres (Lisa); and grandchildren, Kayla Banzali (Anthony), and Kassie Weeres; and great grandson, Liam; along with numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters.

Martha Styles