DEATHS: Ben Goentzel


Ben Goentzel, 90, retired farmer, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at Trinity Mennonite Church, Hillsboro. Burial will be at 10 a.m. in Peace Valley Cemetery, rural Durham.

He was born May 16, 1918, to Peter ad Mary (Goertz) Goentzel at Marion. On Nov. 7, 1943, he was married to Lenora L. Unruh, who predeceased him in 2007.

He is survived by three sons, Ken and wife Kathy of Harrisonville, Mo., Charles D. and wife Karen of Anchorage, Alaska, and Bob and wife Marilyn of Anchorage; a sister, Ruth Goentzel; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive guests from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, at Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro.

A memorial has been established for Mennonite Central Committee. Condolences may be sent to the family via jost@jostfuneralhome.com.


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