Categotry Archives: Life History

Darryl Kobler

Darryl Kobler, son of Raymond and Charlotte Kobler, was born on January 15, 1936. He died on January 30, 1961 when his navy fighter jet crashed near Catalina Island, CA. Darryl is buried in Lenora South Cemetery, Lenora, KS. Photos Additional photos of Darryl can be found on the Ray and Charlotte Kobler page. Obituary Darryl Kobler Killed In Plane Wreck In California Lt. (JG) Darryl F. Kobler, 25-year-old Navy flier from Hays, Kansas, was killed Monday when his jet […]

Wayne F. Kobler

Wayne Kobler (Jan 11, 1922 – June 27, 1944) was the son of Art & Gertrude Kobler. An American hero during World War II, Lt. Wayne F. Kobler was part of the 318th Fighter Group, giving his life for his country. Lt. Wayne F. Kobler (19th) became one of the first army pilots killed. On June 27th [1944], he and six other pilots flew a rocket strafing mission against enemy positions on Gurguan Point. During the low level attack, the […]

Otto and Helen Kobler

Otto Kobler, son of Carl and Elma Kobler, was born on Aug. 30, 1908, in Penokee, KS. He died on March 24, 2001 in Hill City, KS. He married Helen Y. Bowman on February 7, 1941 in Ellsworth, KS. She was born on August 11, 1911 and died on September 22, 2009 in Wakeeney, KS. Otto and Helen are both buried in Penokee Cemetery, Penokee, KS. Photos Otto F. Kobler Obituary HILL CITY — Otto F. Kobler, 92, Hill City, […]

Raymond and Charlotte Kobler

Raymond L. Kobler, son of Carl and Elma Kobler, was born on April 23, 1913, in Penokee, KS. He died on March 3, 2006, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis, Wichita. He married Charlotte Harris-Cutting June 4, 1933. She was born on May 11, 1912 and died on April 18, 2001. Raymond and Charlotte are both buried in Lenora South Cemetery, Lenora, KS. Ray and Charlotte had the following children: Dean Kobler Gilbert Kobler Darryl Kobler Arden Kobler […]

Irv and LaVergne (Kobler) Hardman

Albertine LaVergne Kobler, daughter of Albert and Anna Kobler, was born on March 19, 1917, in Morland, KS. She died on 10 Feb 2013 in Lawrence, KS. She married Irv Hardman on July 23, 1938, in Morland, KS. He was born on July 23, 1916. He died on Feb. 4, 1995 in Hill City, KS. Irv and LaVergne are both buried in Hill City Cemetery, Hill City, KS. Photos A photo slide show was created by Stewart Harley here in […]

Ruben and Lorrayne (Kobler) Deines

Lorrayne Kobler, daughter of Albert and Anna Kobler, was born on 1 Nov 1919 in Logan, KS. She died on 8 Feb 2013 in WaKeeney, KS. She married Ruben Deines on 23 Jan 1938 in WaKeeney, KS. He was born on Feb. 21, 1914. He died on 11 Jan 2001 in WaKeeney, KS. Ruben and Lorrayne are both buried in WaKeeney City Cemetery. Photos Lorrayne (Kobler) Deines Obituary (November 1, 1919 – February 8, 2013) Lorrayne K. (Kobler) Deines, age […]

Cornelius Winfred (Winnie) and Buenola Kobler

An American hero, Cornelius Winfred (Winnie) Kobler was born 3/9/1917 on his parents farm about 2-3 miles Southwest of Penokee, Kansas. On May 26, 1945, Captain Cornelius W. Kobler and the crew of his B-29 bomber, gave the ultimate sacrifice to their country. Just weeks prior, on May 14, 1945, he had survived a harrowing B-29 combat orientation flight that had to ditch in the Pacific. “My first dad (Winnie) died on a B29 bomb run over Tokyo in May […]

Wallace and Marie Kobler Steeples

Vera Marie Kobler, daughter of Carl and Elma Kobler, was born on 17 Aug 1906 in Penokee, Graham Co., KS. She died on 10 Jan 2002 in Hays, KS. She married William Wallace (Wally) Steeples, son of David James Steeples and Myrtle Eliza Fulcher on 24 Dec 1926 in Penokee, Graham Co., KS. He was born on 03 Feb 1904 in Zurich, Rooks Co., KS. He died on 29 Jul 1966 in Hays, KS. Wallace and Marie Steeples are both buried […]

Fred and Edna Kobler

Fred Kobler was born 8/30/1896 in Penokee, Kansas. Fred married Edna Pearl Hatcher on 12/30/1917 in Joplin, MO. He died 10/20/1918 in Lawrence, KS from the Flu during World War I military training. He is buried in Hill City Cemetery, Hill City, KS. Edna Hatcher was born April 1898 in Solomon Rapids Township, KS and died 27 Aug 1938 in Pueblo, Colorado. Edna remarried Charles T. Mars after Fred’s death. Fred and Edna had one child, Paul Lee Kobler Mars, […]

Albert and Anna Kobler

Albert Kobler was born 3/21/1893 in Penokee, Kansas. Albert married Anna Jane Davis on 6/28/1916 in Phillipsburg, KS. He died 3/13/1977 at Hadley Regional Medical Center in Hays, Kansas. Albert and Anna had five children: LaVergne Kobler Phyllis Kobler Lorrayne Kobler Margaret Kobler Carl D. Kobler Photos Thank you to Nancy Hardman for providing most of these photos. Back Row: Margret, Carl, LaVernge Front Row: Phyllis, Albert, Anna, Lorrayne Back Row: Lorryane Deines, Margret Rath, Phyllis Madden, Gene Madden, Carl […]