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Linn County News

Published July 27, 2022

Dorothy R. Kolle, 93, Salina, died Monday July 18, 2022.

She was born Dec. 10, 1928, to J. Gustav and Eva (Martin) Schubert. She grew up on a farm in rural Ramona.

Dorothy married Paul Deines Aug. 3, 1947. To this union, they were blessed with six children, making their home over the years in Ramona, Hillsboro and Lyons, Kan.

Paul lost his battle with cancer March 21, 1963. Dorothy obtained her nursing degree and worked at St. Luke Hospital, Marion, Kan., as an LPN.

Dorothy married H.D. Hayward on Jan. 4, 1974, making their home in Marion. He preceded her in death Nov. 7, 1985. She met Elvin Kolle through a mutual friend, they married April 21, 1990. They moved to Linn County in 1994 living there until his death on Feb. 26, 2003.

Dorothy relocated to Salina where she was active in RSVP Chorus, volunteering, and various areas at Christ the King Lutheran Church over the years.

She is preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Carol Johnson; two sons, Brad Deines and Larry Deines; and one daughter, Cindy Dunning; two grandchildren, Nathan and Shelby; and one great-grandchild, Elise Noer.

She is survived by sons, Steve Deines (Sandra) of Pierce City, Mo., and Bill Deines of Topeka, Kan.; daughter, Paula Berg (Jerrold) of Salina, Kan.; daughters-in-law; Jeanie Deines of Kokomo, Ind., and Sherry Deines of Douglas, Wy.; son-in-law, Steve Dunning of Assaria, Kan.; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 21, at Carlson - Geisendorf Funeral Home and Crematory with family present from 5 to 7 p.m.

Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 22, at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Salina, Kansas with Rev. Aaron Wagner officiating.

Burial will be at 1:30 p.m., Friday, July 22, at the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Ramona, Kan.

Memorials may be made to Christ the King LWML, in care of Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home and Crematory, 500 S. Ohio St., Salina, KS 67401.

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