Category: Deaths

Deaths, Jan. 21, 2015

• JONATHAN CHARLES J.C. EHRLICH, 91, a farmer and stockman of Marion, died Jan. 16 at St. Luke Living Center in Marion. A private family service will be at Marion Cemetery. Visitation is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21. He was born March 29, 1923, to Jonathan C. and Lena (Vogel) Ehrlich. On Sept. 4, 1954, he was […]

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Deaths, Jan. 14, 2015

• HENRY BESTVATER, 89, retired industrial worker and handyman, died Mon­day, Jan. 5, at Bethesda Home in Goessel. Graveside committal was Jan. 10, at Gnadenau Cemetery near Hillsboro. A memorial service followed at First Mennonite Church in Newton with pastor Anita Kehr presiding. He was born July 23, 1926, to Abraham H. and Helena Franz Bestvater, rural Canton. On May […]

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Deaths, Jan. 7, 2015

• GARY L. CALDWELL, 71, died Jan. 4 at Newton Medical Center. The service will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 8 at First United Methodist Church, Newton, with pastor Doug Tofteland officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton. Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. with family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home, 215 […]

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Deaths, December 31, 2014

Deaths, December 31, 2014

•LILLIAN BEATRICE HARMS, 91, retired tour guide for Prudent Tours, died Dec. 27 at Pine Village Nursing Home, Moundridge. The service was Dec. 30 at Hesston Mennonite Brethren Church with pastor Brad Burkholder officiating. Burial was at Hesston City Cemetery. She was born Nov. 15, 1923, to Fred F. and Susie (Wedel) Just at Boyd, Okla. On June 2, 1946, […]

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Deaths, December 24, 2014

•SUE ANN (GWENNAP) BROWN, 50, died Dec. 16 at her home in Hillsboro. The service was Dec. 22 at First Presbyterian Church in Delphos. She was born Nov. 16, 1964, to Dale and Delores (Bronson) Gwennap at Smith Center. On May 12, 1984, she was married to Tim Brown, who survives. Other survivors include daughters Marti and husband Shawn Newton […]

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Deaths, December 17, 2014

• ABRAM NICHOLAS CLAASSEN, 86, formerly of Hillsboro, and a commercial construction superintendent, died Dec. 12 in Wichita. The service is at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday Dec. 17 at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1400 E. Kellogg Dr., Wichita. Burial was at Maize Park Cemetery in Maize. He was born May 25, 1928, to Abraham J. and Anna (Peters) Claassen […]

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Deaths, December 10, 2014

• BENA M. JANKE, 91, of Marquette, a retired employee of Argus Observe in Ontario, Ore., died Nov. 30 at Riverview Estates in Marquette. A private family graveside service was Dec. 4 at Canton Township Cemetery. She was born April 1, 1923, to John Oliver and Mary Louise (Wining) Gee at Butler County near El Dorado. On May 1, 1943, […]

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Deaths, December 3, 2014

•MARIAN E. ADRIAN, 95, a retired registered nurse and formerly of Hillsboro, died Nov. 28 in Salina. The family had a private service. Burial was at Roselawn Memorial Park at Salina. She was born Nov. 30, 1918, to Robert M. and Amelia E. (Reitz) Bair at Navarre. On Aug. 11, 1940, she was married to Paul B. Adrian, who predeceased […]

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Deaths, November 26, 2014

•KENNETH SCHROEDER, 92, died Nov. 20 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro. The service was Nov. 25 at Goessel Mennonite Church, 109 S. Church. He was born March 16, 1922, to John P. and Marie (Goertz) Schroeder at Goessel. On Feb. 27, 1947, he was married to Ruby Prieb, who predeceased him in 2013. Survivors include sons Vincent and wife Vickie […]

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Deaths, November 19, 2014

Deaths, November 19, 2014

• LAURENCE EDWIN BARTEL, 83, former business manager at Prairie View Mental Health Center, and later at Valic, at an investment group, died Nov. 15 at his home in Hesston. The service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at First Mennonite Church, 429 E. First St., Newton. He was born July 19, 1931, to Edwin and Sarah Bartel […]

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