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Richard L Wolzen

February 25, 1947 ~ September 27, 2021 (age 74)

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Obituary of Richard L. Wolzen:

     Richard L. Wolzen, son of Edwin (Swede) Wolzen and Glenva (Martin) Wolzen was born February 25, 1947 at McCook, Nebraska and passed away on September 27, 2021 at his home in Belleville, Kansas at the age of 74 years, 7 months and 2 days.

     Richard served with the U. S. Navy.   He was united in marriage to Nancy Huffman on July 14, 1973 and together they raised their two children, Spencer Lee and Becky Jean.   He was employed by the Burlington Northern Sante Fe railroad, where he was a supervisor of the bridge and building until his retirement in 2002.

     He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin Wolzen, mother, Glenva Hinkle, step father, Ralph Hinkle, brother, Gordon Neal Wolzen, brother in laws, Dean and Clarence Beck, sister in law, Kristine Wolzen, father in laws, Neil Huffman and Norman Robertson.

     He is survived by his wife, Nancy Wolzen of Belleville, KS, one son,  Spencer Wolzen (Belkin Gonzalez) of Lincoln, NE, one daughter, Becky (Kelly) Ulmer of Marysville, KS, two brothers, Kent Wolzen of Papillion, NE, Dennis (Roxane) Wolzen of Oxford, NE, two sisters, Carolyn Beck of St. Paul, NE, Joyce Beck of Alliance, NE, brother in law, Dale Huffman, mother in law, Dolores Robertson of Lexington, NE, sister in laws, Linda Radtke of Omaha, NE, Kathy Wolzen of Wells, NV, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

     Funeral services will be held, 1:30 PM, Saturday, October 2, 2021, St. John Lutheran Church, Chester, Nebraska, conducted by, Pastor Christopher Gerdes and Pastor Robert Hopkins,

     Interment will be in Belleville Cemetery, Belleville, Kansas.

     Memorials may be given to Soloman Valley Hospice, Beloit, KS.

     Friends may call on Friday, October 1, 2021 from 1 PM to 8 PM at Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS.

     Online condolences and information at

     Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS in charge of arrangements.

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 Service Program


October 1, 2021

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home
1322 19th Street
Belleville, KS 66935

Funeral Service
October 2, 2021

1:30 PM
St. John Lutheran Church
805 Church St
Chester, NE 68327

October 2, 2021

2:30 PM
Belleville Cemetery
1670 Nickel Road
Belleville, KS 66935

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