Archive for Thursday, July 3, 2003

Bradley and Brenda Umholtz

July 3, 2003

Services for Bradley Umholtz, 48, and Brenda Umholtz, 45, both of Clearview City, were Saturday, June 28, at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel in De Soto. They were cremated.

The Umholtzes died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, after a semitrailer they were in went through a guardrail on Wyandotte Street Bridge in De Soto and fell into the Kansas River.

Mr. Umholtz was born April 2, 1955, in Newton, the son of Willard and Evelyn Umholtz.

Mrs. Umholtz was born Dec. 29, 1957, in St. Francis, the daughter of Vernon C. Jarvis and Janice A. Merklin-Jarvis.

They married May 8, 1976. They both worked for Gainey Transportation Services. Mr. Umholtz was a mechanic for Hunt Midwest of De Soto rock quarry, and worked for Santa Fe Railroad and for Sauders Manufacturing as a welder. Mrs. Umholtz was a hypnotist and drove for Hunt Midwest.

Survivors include a daughter, Sara Umholtz, Clearview City; and three grandchildren.

Mr. Umholtz's survivors also include his father and stepmother, Willard and Sharon Umholtz, Cottonwood Falls; a brother, Randy Umholtz, Lebo; and a sister, Jacqueline Umholtz, Emporia.

Mrs. Umholtz's survivors also include her mother, Lawrence; two sisters, Kathleen Lehmann, Smith Center, and Carla Enacott, Lawrence; and a brother, Kent Jarvis, Ellinwood.

Memorials to the family may be sent in care of the memorial chapel, P.O. Box 101 De Soto 66018.

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