Earl Umholtz

Earl Lloyd Umholtz, 84, formerly of Fall River, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 at the Eureka Nursing Center.

Memorial services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Udall Cemetery. Pastor Blake Orr will officiate. Cremation has been effected.  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Udall Baptist Church.  Contributions can be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS  67045. Condolences can be left for the family at koupfunerals.com.

Earl was born in Newton, the son of Harry Samuel and Louise Angelina (Deschner) Umholtz. He was raised in Yates Center and graduated from local schools.

On July 5, 1956, Earl married Cathy Lea Burkhart in Newton. They made their home in Hesston. To this union, four children were born. The family lived in Yates Center, Miami, Okla., and Udall, where Earl and Cathy owned and operated a plumbing business for 30 years. They retired to Fall River in the late 1990s.

Earl was a member of the Udall First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Cathy; brothers, Harold Umholtz, Ross Umholtz, and John Umholtz; and one sister, Alice Grisier.

He is survived by his children, Leanne, and husband Michael Berry, of Derby, Bruce Umholtz, and wife Michelle, of Udall, Lynn Umholtz and wife Brenda, of Wichita, and Craig Umholtz, and wife Tina; seven grandchildren, Kimberly Miller, Cy Umholtz, Bradly Berry, Lindsy Umholtz, Kayla Lawhon, Tyler Davis, and Shane Davis; 11 great-grandchildren, Acen Suffron, Avaree Suffron, Peyton Miller, Cole Miller, Alex Miller, Kyle Miller, Abby Davis, Annisten Davis, Parker Davis, Tessa Davis, and Julien Lawhon; and three sisters, Wilma Strawder, of Inman, Norma Jean Nebergall, of Newton, and Dorothy Nickel, of Anthony.