VFW "Over There" Post 112

Chaplain's Corner




If there are any members that are ill, in distress or have passed away, we at the Post would like to be notified so that we might help in any way. We wish to be able to speak with the ill or family so we may offer comfort and solace. This is especially true of members who are no longer active or have moved from the Wichita area, but this of course applies to all our members. We at the Post are concerned about our members and wish to be informed of their condition. Be certain to tell us if you wish to have the information posted in the Chaplain's Corner so that all our members can keep the member and family in our thoughts and prayers or offer any assistance.

A long time member and past Commander of Post 112 has passed away. Jim Maske left this world on Tuesday May 9, 2017. Services will be held at Broadway Mortuary, 1147 S. Broadway on Saturday May 13 at 10:00 AM; a Memorial Dinner & Reception will be held at VFW Post 112 1560 S. Topeka at 2:00 PM following the service. All are invited to the Post to remember Jim's life.

It is with great sadness that we have lost a long time supporter of veterans and our Post. Jeanna Montague passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday July 4, 2013. Jeanna has been a member of the Ladies Auxiliary for many years and has spent countless hours at the Post serving veterans and the Auxiliary. She has also logged thousands of hours at the Bob Dole VA Hospital in support of Veterans and their families. We will surely miss Jeanna and her spirit that she brought to the Post. Please keep Jeanna's family in your thoughts and prayers.

Another Life Member of our Post and a World War II Veteran has passed away. Dale O'Dell who had moved to Houston to be near his family died on December 8, 2012. While Dale lived in Wichita he was a strong supporter of our Post, you could see him at almost every dinner and activity that the Post held, dale will dearly be missed.

We have lost a beloved member of our Ladies Auxiliary. Hilda Wayman or "mom" as she is known by many in the Post passed away Wednesday November 28, 2012. Hilda is the mother of our Comrade and Quartermaster, Daine Hiebert, and the brother of our Comrade and Chaplain, Bill Gale. Please keep Diane, Bill and their family in your thoughts and prayers. Services will be on Monday December 3 at 11:00 AM at Webb-Shinkle Mortuary in Clearwater, Kansas. We will certainly miss mom's presence and happy spirit at our Friday Dinners.  

The Members and Ladies Auxiliary wish to exprerss our deepest condolances to our Commander Dave Snyder on the recent passing of his mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Brenda and all your family. You know that your Comrades and Sisters will help and support you in any way we can.

The Post is saddened to announce the passing of another comrade. Charlie DeHaven passed away on Sunday June 17 following a long and courageous battle. Charlie was active in the Post for many years, performing functions such as helping with bingo, supporting community activities and just plain being at the Post for various events. Charlie was buried at Resthaven Cemetery on June 21 and a Memorial/Celebration of Life Dinner was held at the Post following the services. Charlie's wit and humor will be missed by all.

We are saddened to announce the loss of another Comrade. Jack Calvert, our past Senior Vice Commander passed away about 11:45 PM on May 23. Since transferring from another Post several years ago, Jack had been active and tried to move the Post forward; we will miss his active participation in Post functions. Funeral services will be held on Friday June 8 at 11:00 AM at Epworth United Methodist Church at Lincoln and Green, a block or two east of George Washington Blvd. and Lincoln. Following the services, graveside services will be held at Winfield Veterans Cemetary at 1:30 PM. Please remember Jack's family and friends in your thougts and prayers.

Our Post has suffered another loss as Life Member and Past Commander Orlin Wagner passed away on Sunday January 22, 2012. Orlin had been active for many years from the Post to National levels; he was an active supporter of the VFW. A Memorial Service has been scheduled for February 2 at Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. His presence and services will be missed.

We have lost another member of our Post family. Past Commander and Life Member John Ward passed away on December 12, 2011. John had not been into the Post much because of his health, but he did manage to stop in for Sunday brunch regularly before his passing. John was an active member and supporter of this Post and he will be missed.

We regret to announce that we have lost another member of our Post family. Terry Johnson passed away on Thursday November 24, 2011. Terry served in Korea in the Air Force as a tail gunner on B-26 Bombers. He was a long time member and everyone knew him when he entered the Canteen. For years Terry had a garden and would bring vegetables to Post members. We will miss Terry's presence at the Post.
Visitation will be on Tuesday November 29 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at Lakeview Funeral Home. Services will be on Wednesday November 30 at 10:00 AM at Lakeview Funeral Home. The Post will host a Memorial Dinner and Remembrance of Life in the Canteen at 1:00 PM following the Funeral.
 
We lost another member of "The Greatest Generation" and a strong supporter of our Post. Jack Bradley, a World War II Navy Veteran, passed away Sunday August 21. He cared deeply for his Post and contributed to it in many ways over the years. He has been a member of Post 112 for over sixty years. He would always say as he pointed to the doors, "the greatest guys in the world walk through those doors". Well, we just lost one of the greatest guys, we'll miss you, Jack. There are no services pending, but we will have a remembrance and celebration of life at the Post in the near future.
On Friday September 23, during dinner, we had a moment of silence and a prayer for Jack by Chaplain Gale. 
On Saturday October 29, members, ladies auxiliary and the family held a remembrance/celebration of life for Jack Bradley. It was a moving event as we shared stories and anecdotes of Jack's life. We would like to thank all that participated in the service.