Linda Jean (Grinter) Rodgers

Our Tribal officer Linda Rodgers passed on to the Great Spirit above on December 22, 2003. Linda was very active in the tribe and held many tribal offices. May the Great Spirit grant her Everlasting Peace.

Thomas Swiftwater Hahn

Thomas Hahn passed on May 23, 2007. Tom was a former chief of the Kansas Delaware and a valued member of the tribe for many years. Tom did extensive research on the history of the tribe, and his website has been a valuable resource for all of us. His wisdom and support will be greatly missed.

Milton L. Morris

Milton Morris of Odessa, Missouri, passed away at his home March 2, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Milton lived in the Kansas City area most of his life and was quite proud of his Delaware heritage. He was a loving husband and father, and a caring and trusted friend. His memory will be an inspiration to all who knew him.

Claudia Bourne Alonzo

Claudia Bourne Alonzo of Cripple Creek, Colorado, died June 29, 2015. Claudia lived her 71 years fully and well. She touched many lives through her work with 4H, High 4-H, youth groups, school boards in California and Colorado, her therapy practice and many strong relationships.
Claudia had a love for adventure and travel. Her photography was featured in calendars and hung in galleries. She authored stories that are currently used in the University of Oregon’s easyCBM system, which helps teachers identify students at risk for reading disabilities. Claudia also wrote short stories for a research project of the U.S. Institute for Education Sciences.

Pinkston Zeigler

Pinkston Zeigler of Mendenmines, Missouri, died May 7, 2016, at the age of 79 years. Pinks was born on August 30, 1936 in Coffeyville, Kansas. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Following his service, Richard worked at Sherwin-Williams Paint Co. for many years before retiring in 1998.

Katherine Elizabeth Dean

Katherine Dean died June 27, 2016, at the age of 88 in Oklahoma City. She was the daughter of Iona Grinter Hodge and Wallace M. Hodge. After her parents died when she was eleven, Katherine moved to Kansas City and was raised by her aunt Bessie Grinter Stock. Katherine, a sister of Wanda Weeks, was proud of her Delaware heritage. She is pictured with her daughters Kathy Jones and Mary Beneux, and her grandson George Grinter III.

Owen Zeigler

Owen Paul Zeigler, 50, died Jan. 14, 2016, in Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Owen earned his bachelor's degree from Pittsburg State University and was commissioned as an officer in U.S. Army in 1989. Owen served tours in Kosovol, Afghanistan and Iraq. He was retired from the Army in 2010 after earning numerous military medals including two Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars.

Alfred Hoofnagle

Alfred “Little Butch” Hoofnagle passed away on Sept. 5, 2016, in Tacoma, Washington. Alfred spent the majority of his life in the Yakima area. He played the tuba in his high school honor band and later played for Doc Severinsen, Johnny Carson’s band leader. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and an avid country western dancer.

Raymond Satterwhite

Raymond “Gib” Satterwhite, 84, passed away December 8, 2016, in Amarillo, Texas. Gib was an air traffic controller until retirement and was active as a community leader in the Civil Air Patrol, Boy Scouts, FFA and Meals on Wheels. He will be fondly remembered for his love of Studebakers, dancing, airplanes and country music. Gib loved playing cards and swapping tales with family and friends.

Betsy Hahn

Betsy Hahn died on May 14, 2017, in Chestertown, Md. She was the daughter of Tom and Elizabeth Hahn. Betsy received a Master of Science degree from Hood College in Frederick, Md., and worked as an environmental biologist for the U.S. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. She loved to travel, touring England on a canal boat during her high school years, traveling by train from Budapest to Stockholm, roaming the English countryside in her vintage VW camper. Betsy was known for her irrepressible spirit and boundless energy. She was an avid gardener and landscaper, and is survived by her wife and partner of 27 years, Lisa Sasser of Rock Hall, Md.

Mark Hoover

Mark Swegman Hoover, 74, of Middleton, Wisconsin, passed away April 7, 2017. Mark was an honor graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Business and worked for 34 years for the State of Wisconsin. He was dedicated to public service, public policy reform and social justice. Mark took pride in his Native American heritage as a member of the Kansas Delaware Tribe. He and his wife Kathleen lived an active lifestyle with participation in triathlons in their younger years; and long nature walks later in life. They loved cooking vegetarian meals for their friends and family.