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Lieselotte Sooby

Lieselotte Sooby Lieselotte Sooby, age 87, of Manhattan, Kansas, died Sunday April 22, 2018 at the Via Christi Village in Manhattan embraced by her beloved family.

She was born on August 31, 1930 in Marktredwitz, Germany, the daughter of August and Josefa (Woelfe) Meyer.

On June 4, 1952 in Marktredwitz, Germany she was united in marriage to Ralph L. Sooby. He preceded her in death on March 6, 2007.

Lieselotte was trained as a midwife in Germany where she cared for many women and children. Upon her arrival to the United States, she was proud to be a military spouse and actively supported the troops. She enjoyed cooking traditional German food for friends and family, gardening and was an avid crocheter.

Lieselotte was preceded in death by her sister, Irmgard Freitag.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Kells, of Manhattan, and her 3 grandchildren- Stevey, Brock and Patrick Kells. And one great-grandchild, Marcus Kells.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday April 26, 2018 at the Fort Riley Post Cemetery, Fort Riley, Kansas. Family and friends are invited to meet at the funeral home at 1:00 p.m. to form a procession to the cemetery.

Due to her undeniable connection to animals, a memorial contribution is suggested to the Hands of Hope Rescue. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at

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