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Berl Charles Annis

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March 27, 1949 — June 24, 2024
Mound City, Kansas

Berl Charles Annis, age 75, of Mound City, Kansas, passed away at his home on June 24, 2024.  Berl was born the son of Charles Peter and Rosa Lee Harris Annis on March 27, 1949, at Alexandria, Minnesota.

Berl proudly served his country with the United States Navy during the Vietnam War for two years.  Over the years, Berl worked as a machine operator in the coal mines and also worked as a manager of purchasing in North Dakota for a heavy equipment construction company.  He was an avid outdoorsman, woodworker, a fantastic bowler, even shooting a perfect 300 game at Fort Scott Lanes, he loved his horses and was a cowboy at heart, loved playing the guitar as well.  He was really a jack of all trades.

He was preceded in death by his parents.  Berl is survived by his two daughters, Shelley Fair (Aaron), Lindsay Bliss (Michael); a sister, Mary Jane Hedtke; and four grandchildren, Ashton, Ayla, Brooke and Kyle.  He is also survived by his longtime partner, Stacy Maniak and her family; son, Phil Maniak; daughters, Cassie Smith (Jake), Julene Maniak and Carlos; and three grandchildren, Kinley, Kendall and Kaylee.

Celebration of Life will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p..m, Friday, July 5, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel.  A burial at Fort Scott National Cemetery will be at a later date.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the family.  Online condolences may be left at

(Published in the Linn County Journal on June 29, 2024.)

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