Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 22 November 2011 15:45• SUSIE LOHRENTZ, 93,
retired restaurant cook, died Nov. 12 at Kidron Bethel Healthcare in North Newton.
Services were Nov. 19 at First Mennonite Church, 429 E. First St., Newton, with pastors Anita Kehr and Joan Boyer officiating. Burial was at West Zion Cemetery in rural Moundridge.
She was born Feb. 20, 1918, to Peter and Agnetha (Schmidt) Hiebert in Lehigh. On April 6, 1941, she was married to George Ratzloff, who predeceased her Sept. 22, 1954. She later was married to John Lohrentz on Sept. 3, 1964, who survives.
Other survivors include sons Phillip and Virgene Ratzloff of Inman and Don and Sharon Ratzloff of Buhler; daughters Gloria Fowler of Wisconsin Falls, Wis., and Geraldine and Lewis Wiebe of Newton; brother Adolph...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 15 November 2011 15:38• EUGENE K. FRANZEN, 89,
a farmer of Goessel, died Oct. 31 at Newton Medical Center in Newton.
Services were Nov. 3 at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, Goessel, with pastors Steve Schmidt and Linda Ewert officiating.
Burial was at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church Cemetery.
He was born Oct. 28, 1922, to John J. and Cornelia Klassen Franzen in Wichita. On Aug. 30, 1958, he was married to Doris Darling, who predeceased him.
Survivors include sons Dean and Kristine Franzen of Canton and Rodney and Ae Meyers Franzen of Lehigh; daughter Brenda Franzen of Canton; sister Marjorie Janzen of North Newton; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church and sent in care of Miller-Ott...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 08 November 2011 15:46• WILMA L. GUTSCH, 85,
retired government employee, of Burdick, died Oct. 30 at the Morris County Hospital, Council Grove.
Services were Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Parkerville Baptist Church, 407 E Main St., Parkerville, with pastor Charles R. “Bob” Strom officiating.
Burial was at Delavan Cemetery, east of Herington.
Visitation was Nov. 4 with family available from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, also in charge of arrangements.
• KENNETH “KEN” CLYDE JOST SR., 91,
retired petrochemical consultant, died Nov. 1 at his home in Austin, Texas.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the French Quarter’s Clubroom, 2211 N. Loop Blvd., Austin, Texas, with Pastor Terrance...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 01 November 2011 15:33• EUGENE K. FRANZEN, 89,
died Oct. 31.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 303 E. Main St., Goessel.
• DOROTHY A. JANZEN,
84, died Oct. 29 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.
A memorial service will be at 9 a.m. Nov. 3 in the chapel at Bethesda Home, 408 E. Main St., Goessel, with pastor Karen Andrews officiating.
She was born Sept. 22, 1927, and adopted by Peter and Susie Janzen of Walton.
Memorials may be made to the Bethesda Resident Care Fund, Bethesda Home, and sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 303 E. Main, Goessel, KS 67053, also in charge of arrangements.
• DONALD RIFFEL,
73, a retired truck driver, died Oct. 22 at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Okla.
A graveside service was Oct. 26 at...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 25 October 2011 17:31• ELMA E. BOLIN, 93,
a retired bookkeeper formerly of Canton, died Oct. 18, at Pinnacle Park Nursing Home in Salina.
Services were Oct. 22 at Olson’s Mortuary, Canton, with Pastor Becky Reed officiating. Burial was at Canton Township Cemetery.
She was born Feb. 1, 1918, to Denver and Agnes Emerson in Oklahoma City, Okla. On Aug. 15, 1941, she was married to Samuel A. Bolin, who predeceased her Jan. 20, 2000.
Survivors include a daughter-in-law Nancy R. (Hurtig) Bolin of McCook, Neb.; brother-in-law Roy O. and Frances Bolin of Gentry, Ark.; sister-in-law Martha Margaret Hunt of San Bernardino, Calif., and one grandson.
Memorials may be made to the Canton Senior Center or Hospice of Salina and sent in care of Olson’s Mortuary...
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