Share |

Roland Earl “Rod” Surbaugh, 79, La Cygne, Kan., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. He was born Sept. 28, 1935, at Fontana, Kan., in the Twin Spring Community.
He graduated from La Cygne Rural High School in the Class of 1954. He then served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War, stationed in both Japan and Korea.
He married Norma Jane Johnson on Oct. 23, 1966. To this union three children were born: DeWayne, Rosetta and Andrew. Rod and Norma Jane were involved in activities with the kids, including Boy Scouts.
During his working career he held several occupations, including Laborers Union Local # 1290, List and Clark, La Cygne Power Plant, National Packing, Glenn Garage, La Cygne Standard Oil, and the La Cygne Lumber Yard. He was very active in the La Cygne Christian Church as a Sunday School Teacher, Deacon and Elder.
His grandchildren were the joy of his life, one almost born on Rod and Norma Jane’s anniversary.
He was preceded in death by his parents; twin brother, Donald Fred; brother, Charlie Leonard; sisters, Lillian Averill Sallee, Florance Evelyn Coleman, Zuida Carol Goodall Coleman, infant sister Rose Mary; and brother-in-law Keith Goodall.
He is survived by his wife Norma Jane; sons, DeWayne Kevin Surbaugh and wife Pat, Andrew Franklin Surbaugh; daughter, Rosetta Katherine Hood; grandsons, Michael Hamlyn and Brian Lee Hood; four step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Edith Surbaugh; brothers-in law, Donald Coleman and Delbert Sallee; and extended family and friends.
Funeral service was held Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at the La Cygne Christian Church. Burial was in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to the Surbaugh Family. Online condolences for the family may be left at Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel.


Cecil L. Fish 12-07-1931 to 04-08-2021


Linn County News Published April 14, 2021   Cecil L. Fish, 89, Ottawa, Kan., and former longtime Labette County resident, passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021, at his home. Cecil was born the third child to Cecil Paige and Edna (Nickoley) Fish on Dec. 7, 1931, in... [More]

William Michael McMillan 08-24-1960 to 04-08-2021


  Linn County News Published April 14, 2021   William Michael McMillan, age 60, of St. Joseph, Mo., passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021. He was born on Aug. 24, 1960, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of William McMillan and Virginia Russell McMillan. He... [More]

Vivian Lucile Bright 04-04-1928 to 04-08-2021


Linn County News Published April 14, 2021   Vivian Lucile Bright, age 93, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021. She was born in La Cygne, Kan., on April 4, 1928, the daughter of Raymond and Leona Dodge Vail. Vivian graduated from... [More]

More Obituaries

View All Obituaries


Mound City Council reopens discussions on sale of lake


The Mound City Council met by phone for a special meeting on Tuesday afternoon, April 6, for the purpose of determining whether or not to reopen the discussions on the sale of the city lake. During the course of that meeting, the council voted to go forward with the discussions... [More]

La Cygne will absorb high gas invoice


Customers are spared a billing shock   La Cygne natural gas customers will not feel the burden of a high February supplier invoice. The unanimous decision by its council followed a 15-minute executive session for legal attorney-client privilege at its regular meeting... [More]

Fire board says no to change in burn ban policy


New possibilities discussed   Linn County Fire Chief Doug Barlet reported to the Linn County Commissioners on Monday, April 12, that he had discussed their request for possible changes to the burn ban policy, and the board had voted 7-0 to make no changes; however, they... [More]

More News


Many contribute to Lady Buffs sweep of Iola


Prairie View got contributions from many sources in their April 6 softball doubleheader sweep of Iola. Wins of 10-3 and 18-8 over the Fillies raised the Lady Buffalos’ Pioneer League record to 4-0, 5-0 overall, to begin this week. The team will host a non-league twinbill... [More]

Jayhawk JV golf has good showings at Erie, Fort Scott


The Jayhawk JV golf team did well last week. On April 5 they traveled to Erie and on April 6 they went to Fort Scott for a tournament hosted by Uniontown.  In the Erie tournament they only brought three golfers so they could not place as a team, but at the Uniontown tournament... [More]

More Sports

Linn County News Political Primary Forum
Regional Roundup