Sunday, December 29, 2013



This is the 1st Christmas the 4 Rounkles have been together since December 25th, 1987---   It's been 26 years !!!!! 
Back row Blue sweatshirt Penny, By tree Lois,  
Front row sitting- Joyce and Marvin !!!!!   We all met at Cherryvale, Kansas at Lois's house this year !!! Had a gret time !!!!!!  Please put this on Paradise Blog !!!!!    Hope you had a great Christmas!!! We all did !!!!!   Happy New Year !!!!!!   Love, Penny

Penny (Rounkles) Loker (1964), Lois (Rounkles) Bonar (1960),
Joyce (Rounkles) Mello (1957), Marvin Rounkles (1961)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


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Helen R. Weilert
  Helen's son's -
Larry Weilert was in the Class of 1963 - PHS
Cary Weilert was in the Class of 1964 - PHS
 Helen R. Weilert, 91, Hays, died Sunday, December 15, 2013 at her daughter’s house in Omaha, NE.
She was born April 28, 1922 in Leavenworth, Kansas the daughter of Peter and Frances Grace Christy.
On January 17, 1945 she married Lawrence J. Weilert, Sr. in Hays. He died May 16, 2002.
She was a homemaker and mother of 12 children.
She was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church, Catherine, Kansas, and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include
Lawrence J. Weilert, Jr. (Buster) and wife Elaine of Merritt Island, FL, Cary Weilert and wife Linda of Overland Park, KS, Jan Weilert of Overland Park, KS, Michael Weilert and wife Pamela of Hays, Fred Weilert and wife Jeanne of Hays, Stephen Weilert and wife Helen of Hays, Bruce Weilert and wife Linda of Overland Park, KS, Stanley Weilert and wife Ursula of Wichita, KS, and Pat Weilert of Hays
Daughters: Helen Ruth Van Orsdel and husband David of Omaha, NE, Suzy Spatz and husband Steven of Wichita, KS, and Grace Peterson and husband Curtis of Wichita, KS Grandchildren:
ina, Tammy, Monte, Trina, Tracy, James, Bradley, Andrea, Annette, Christopher, Ryan, Andrew, Curtis, Chad, Gene, Zachary, Pierce, Chase, Jesse, Tracee, Jeff, Jesse, Anne, Mary, Heather, Travis, Sarah, Clint, Leigh, Lindsay, Jay, Caroline, Joel, Dustin, Casey, Cody, Jenna, Shawn, Danielle, and Maggie. 48 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her husband and a grandson Tim Weilert.

Funeral Services
will be at
10:00 am on Friday, December 20, 2013
at the
St. Catherine Catholic Church, Catherine, KS.
Burial will be in the St. Catherine Cemetery.
Friends may call on Thursday from 5:00 until 8:00 pm and on Friday from 8:30 am until 9:30, at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine.
A parish vigil service
will be at
6:30 pm on Thursday
at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the St. Catherine Catholic Church, in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be left for the family at

Monday, December 16, 2013

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Norman and Connie Laughlin

Norman wrote . . . . .
"I attended Paradise Grade School through the 7th grade. We moved from Paradise, KS in 1958 to Solomon, KS. I graduated from Solomon High School in 1964.
My best friend then and now--Dan Hoisington. We were the only boys living in town at that time so we naturally became best friends. We lost contact for a few years but recently rekindled that friendship."

Thursday, December 12, 2013


Lois and Penny took a trip up north
to Minnesota and Canada a few weeks ago.
Penny sent this . . . .
My sister Lois and I just returned home from our trip "north" on October 21st. We were gone 12 days and had a blast !!!!! Our trip started having lunch with a cousin we found on facebook, Mary Fern Rounkles. We had lunch with her at Chillicothe, Missouri on her birthday. That night we stayed in Omaha at our Aunt Shirley Killian's house. Had a great visit and breakfast with her !!!!
Then we were ...on our way to South Dakota, & North Dakota. Stayed all night at Fargo North Dakota. They were in a tornado watch and my cell phone wouldn't work.
The 3rd day after lunch we arrived at our cousin's house, Carol Katie Helvey Otto and husband Larry, in Minnesota. We had a great time at their log house, and had some great food. Got to go to " The Shed". It has 90 cars stored in that building. Some great cars and some antique cars and pick-ups!!!!! Warroad, Minnesota is also the home of Marvin Window's Toured the welcome center at Marvin windows . 
Then on to International Falls, Minnesota, into Canada. Got postcards and magnets of all the states & Canada that we visited. 
 In eastern Minnesota we visited the Split Rock light house !!!! We got to go clear to the top of the light house. We also saw a movie of how it was build on the rock cliff.
On to Wisconsin and Michigan, brought some great cheese, apples and pears home from Wisconsin.
Saw a lot of beautiful trees and leaves on our trip-- fall is beautiful in that part of the country !!!!!

 Lois in Minnesota
Penny in Minnesota

Lois, their 1st cousin, Carol Katie Otto, & Penny
Warroad, Minnesota
Carol Katie & Larry Otto's log home

Beautiful leaves & Trees
Northern Minnesota
Penny & Lois

Fort Francis, Canada
Crossing over into Canada    ↓


Saturday, December 7, 2013


I found this photo on facebook. 
I thought you would enjoy it as much as I did.

Gary Anshutz (former student and teacher),  Francis Mahoney (former principal & teacher),
Grandma Anschutz and Dianna (Anschutz) Wise - Class of 1961

Thursday, December 5, 2013



Myra Ann Chrisler, 68,

of Natoma, Kansas,
Monday, December 02, 2013,
Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas
Myra was born on November 13, 1945, in Salina, Kansas, the daughter of Arthur and Ruby (Zeigler) Pfortmiller.  She grew up in the Natoma area and graduated from Natoma High School in 1963. 
She was united in marriage to Delmar Chrisler on June 01, 1963, in Natoma and from this union Myra and Delmar were blessed with 4 daughters - Michele, Kimberly, Tammy Jo and Brenda. 
Myra enjoyed being a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker for her growing family.  She was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Natoma as well as a member of the Russell Hospital Auxiliary and a foster grandparent. 
Myra was a gracious and caring friend and loved by all those who knew her.  She worked as a secretary and cook for U.S.D #399 for many years where she touched the lives of the many students and staff.  She enjoyed reading, playing cards and cooking.  Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Surviving family include her husband of 50 years, Delmar Chrisler of the home, daughters Michele Meier and husband Kenneth, Kimberly Pfanenstiel and husband Curt all of Victoria, Kansas, Tammy Jo Chrisler of Natoma and Brenda Miller and husband Joe of Austin, Texas; brother David Pfortmiller (Joan) of Delta, Colorado; 5 grandchildren Scott & Jasper Chrisler, Gus, Brooke and Cooper Pfanenstiel and 2 great grandchildren Gage and Riggens Pfanenstiel.
She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother.
A celebration of Myra’s life
will be held at
10:30 A.M. on Friday, December 06, 2013
at the
Peace Lutheran Church in Natoma
with Pastor Michael Schmidt officiating. 
Burial will follow at the Fairport Cemetery in Fairport, Kansas.  Visitation will be from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. Thursday, December 05, 2013, at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell with family present to greet guests from 6 P.M. to 7 P.M. Thursday evening.  Memorials may be given to the Peace Lutheran Church or Russell Public Library and sent in care of the mortuary. 

Myra was a sister-in-law of Dorene (Reich) Chrisler - Class of 1958.

Sunday, December 1, 2013


The top photo is with Fairport behind it.

Terry still has as much fun - with his wife and their family.