Merle Eugene Wanzer, 91 of Okeene, departed this life on Monday, November 2, 2020. Merle was born in Loyal, OK on June 3, 1929 to Clarence Albert Wanzer and Martha Pearl (Pederson) Wanzer. He attended Hitchcock School, graduating in 1947. On May 29, 1954, he married Mary Sykes in Okeene, OK. Merle worked for USG for 30 years and Mayor of Hitchcock for ten years.
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George Dobrinski, lifelong resident of Okeene, passed away Thursday November 5 at the Okeene Hospital after battling lung cancer for one year. George Milton Dobrinski was born August 27, 1936 in Okeene to Bill and Hannah Karbs Dobrinski. He attended Okeene public schools, graduating in 1954. He married Karel Weber on May 5, 1961 making their home in Okeene where he was employed as a mechanic at Ted Benefiel Ford, pipeline construction with Arkla Gas Company and later retired as Milling Superintendent at Okeene Milling Company after 32 years. Upon his full-time retirement he continued farming and cattle ranching with Bob Ford until 2018.
Norita Marie (Laubach) Curtin was born March 26, 1939 to Herb and Ruby Laubach in Okeene, Oklahoma and died Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at home in Watonga, Oklahoma at the age of 81.
Doris Jean Bisel was born January 19, 1926 at Okeene, Oklahoma to Wyatt and Jessie Ann (Hayworth) Cobb and passed away Friday, November 6, 2020 at the age of 94.
Kenneth was born on the farm southeast of Okeene on September 7th, 1928 to Milo and Delpha (Nusz) Slaght and passed away October 25, 2020 at the age of 92.