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OBITUARY: Erma Funk

Erma Neufeld Funk went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Dec. 13, 2021. Erma was born on Sept. 14, 1924 in Shafter, to Nicolai and Justina Neufeld. She attended Maple School and Wasco High School, graduating in... — Updated 1/13/2022

 

Death Notices - Jan. 13, 2022

Miguel Vera, 71, of Wasco, passed away Jan. 6, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Moises Adame Ramirez, 54, of Anaheim, passed away Jan. 4, in Lost Hills. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Martha J. Thesman, 88, of Bakersfield,... — Updated 1/13/2022

 

OBITUARY: Miguel Albarran Vera

Miguel Albarran Vera, 71, of Wasco, passed away on Jan. 6, 2022. Miguel, who was known by family members as Mike, was born on Jan. 26 , 1950 to Eliborio and Juana Vera in Rio... — Updated 1/13/2022

 

Death Notices - Nov. 4, 2021

Jennifer Chavez, 25, of Shafter passed away Oct 12, in Bakersfield. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Maria Salinas, 72, of Wasco passed away Oct 25, in Bakersfield. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Beatrice Paola Aldaco,... — Updated 1/6/2022

 

Death Notices - Dec. 30, 2021

Adam Sanchez, 18, of Wasco passed away Dec. 16, in McFarland. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Delores Ann Disinger, 89, of Bakersfield passed away Dec. 23, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Charlie Theo Tiner, 94, of Wasco... — Updated 12/31/2021

 

Death Notices - Dec. 16, 2021

Robert W. Rupert, 95, of Wasco, passed away Dec. 6, in Wasco. Peters Funeral Home. Veronica Prevette, 32, of Wasco, passed away Dec. 8, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. James D. Taylor, 85, of Bakersfield, passed away... — Updated 12/18/2021

 

Robert Wayne Rupert

Robert Wayne Rupert passed peacefully in his sleep at home on Nov. 6, 2021. He was born in Shelton, Nebraska on Nov. 4, 1926. Robert was a WWII veteran. Not only did he serve in... — Updated 12/18/2021

 

Danny Lee Ballard, Sr.

Danny Lee Ballard was born on Dec. 5, 1940, in Leachville, Ark., to Paul and Nina Ballard. He was raised in Shafter where he met the love of his life, Sandra Ebling. Danny and... — Updated 12/5/2021

 

Obituary: Malcolm W. Kibbe

Malcolm Kibbe was born on June 16, 1952 to parents Irvin Kibbe and Beatrice Williams Kibbe in Delano and passed away on Nov. 11 2021 in Bakersfield. Malcolm graduated from Delano... — Updated 12/5/2021

 

Albert Albiar

Albert Albiar passed away peacefully on Nov. 1, 2021, at home in Sacramento with his family by his side. He fought a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease over the past decade... — Updated 12/5/2021

 

Death Notices - Dec. 5, 2021

Hector M. Martinez, 66, of Wasco, passed away Nov.22, in Wasco. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Cruz Aguirre, 54, of Shafter, passed away Nov.22, in Bakersfield. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Juan Francisco Lopez Felix, 31, of... — Updated 12/5/2021

 

Death Notices - Nov. 18, 2021

Ronnie Dean Sutton, 72, of Wasco, passed away Nov.11, in Wasco. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco.... — Updated 11/19/2021

 

Obituary: Max Allen Hanner

Max Allen Hanner went to be with his Lord doing what he loved, he was a crop duster pilot for 40 years. Max was born in Anthony, Kansas to James and Billie Hanner. During his younge... — Updated 11/19/2021

 

Obituary: Shonti Pimentel

Shonti Jessica Pimentel passed away on Nov. 7, 2021, in Bakersfield. She was born on Aug. 3, 1976, in Wasco to Jesse and Connie Pimentel. Shonti grew up in Shafter. She graduated... — Updated 11/19/2021

 

Michael Thomas Ashby

On Nov. 5, 2021, Michael Thomas Ashby passed away due to heart failure at the age of 66. Mike was born in Mesa, Ariz., on Oct. 2, 1955. He was raised in Shafter, where he went to... — Updated 11/19/2021

 

Rudy Avila

On Oct. 26, 2021, Francisco "Rudy" Avila went home to the Lord at the age of 69. Rudy was born on Sept. 21, 1952, in Patterson, Calif., to Francisco and Librada Avila. He joined... — Updated 11/7/2021

 

Keith Dwayne Howard

Keith Dwayne Howard, of Posey, lost his battle to cancer on Oct. 26, 2021, at the age of 67. Keith was born and raised in Wasco and graduated from Wasco High School in 1972. During... — Updated 11/7/2021

 

Robert John Thullen

Robert John Thullen, 84, of Shafter, died October 17, 2021, after suffering a stroke two months earlier. Bob was born in Chicago, Ill., on May 1, 1937, to John and Lennea Thullen.... — Updated 11/7/2021

 

Adam Lee Bruce

On Oct. 27, 2021, Adam Lee Bruce, loving son, brother, uncle and friend to many, passed away at age 47 due to complications of covid-19. Adam was born July 22, 1971, in Bakersfield... — Updated 11/7/2021

 

Obituary: Joye Ann Carroll

Joye Ann Carroll was born on July 29, 1941, in Shafter to Obie and Lorene Hamlin. She joined her sister Leona and brother Obie. Eleven years later Yvonne would complete their family. Joye graduated from Shafter High in 1959. The fo... — Updated 10/29/2021

 

Obituary: Pastor Jose S. Morales

Pastor Jose S. Morales went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 7, 2021. He dedicated his life to the Lord in 1992 and has served the Lord Jesus Christ in different ministries as a... — Updated 10/29/2021

 

Obituary: Merton Lynn Wiedmann

On Oct. 19, 2021, Merton Lynn Wiedmann went to be with the Lord and family that preceded him. He was blessed with a full and rich life, loving family and friends. Mert was born in S... — Updated 10/29/2021

 

Death Notices - Oct. 21, 2021

Sammy Rodriguez Jr., 69, of Wasco, passed away Oct. 13, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Robert J. Thullen., 84, of Shafter, passed away Oct. 14, in Yucaipa. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Juan L. Dominguez, 77, of... — Updated 10/25/2021

 

Clifford Pierce Sr.

Clifford was born Dec. 30, 1942, in Raiford, Okla., to Homer and Mildred Pierce. In 1958, he moved to Shafter, where he met his wife, Glenda Jeanette Foster, in 1967, and they were... — Updated 10/15/2021

 

Edward Leon "Duke" Snyder

Edward "Duke" Snider passed away unexpectedly on Oct.1. Duke was born in Olney, Texas, on April 30, 1934, to Doc and Vera Snider. He was raised in Delano and was very proud to be... — Updated 10/15/2021

 

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