Written by Nicole Suderman Wednesday, 14 November 2007 06:48Alexander Schwabauer, 94
Alexander P. Schwabauer, 94, a World War II veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart, died Nov. 12 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Faith Mennonite Church in Newton. The burial will take place at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 14 at Tabor Mennonite Cemetery, rural Goessel.
He was born Dec. 15, 1912, to Jacob and Marie (Bender) Schwabauer in Lincoln, Neb. On Sept. 30, 1939, he was married to Hildegarde Keller, who predeceased him in 2003.
He is survived by a son, Neal and Arlys Schwabauer of rural Newton; a brother, Joseph Schwabauer of Lincoln; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorial funds have been established with Bethesda Home and Hope Home...
Written by Nicole Suderman Wednesday, 07 November 2007 13:24Lesley Peterson, 39
Lesley T. Peterson, 39, employee for Wear Technology of McPherson, died Nov. 2 at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, in Wichita.
The funeral was Nov. 6 at Canton Christian Church. He was buried at McPherson Cemetery.
He was born Sept. 28, 1968, to Leonard and Tina Peterson in McPherson. He is survived by his father and step-mother, Alice Peterson of Marquette; his mother of Canton; a fiancee, Tamie Wallace and her daughter Lacie Wallace, both of Canton; a daughter, BriAnna Peterson of Hutchinson; a step-daughter, Dymond Spencer of Galva; a step-brother, Travis McKee of Wichita; and a step-sister, Amy McKee of Salina.
Memorial funds have been established with Canton Emergency Medical...
Written by Nicole Suderman Wednesday, 31 October 2007 12:58Velma A. Franz
Velma A. Franz, homemaker and farmer, died Oct. 20 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.
The funeral was Oct. 26 at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in Goessel. She was buried at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church Cemetery.
She was born March 16, 1913, to Peter H. and Susie (Warkentin) Unruh in McPherson County. On Oct. 26, 1947, she was married to Milford Franz, who predeceased her in 2005.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Memorial funds have been established with the K-State Cancer Research Foundation in care of Miller Funeral Home of Goessel Debra Jackson, 38
Debra E. Jackson, 38, of Newton, died Oct. 24 in Salinda, Colo.
The funeral was Oct. 30 at Grace Community Church in Newton. She was buried at Greenwood Cemetery...
Written by Nicole Suderman Wednesday, 24 October 2007 10:33Willard S. Dirksen
Willard S. Dirksen, farmer, died Oct. 15 at Schowalter Villa in Hesston.
The funeral was Oct. 18 at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in Goessel. He was buried in Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church Cemetery.
He was born April 6, 1931, to John and Alice (Schmidt) Dirksen in Goessel. On Oct. 16, 1991, he was married to Maribeth Iserhardt, who survives.
He is also survived by a son, Calvin and Carol Dirksen of rural Moundridge; four stepsons, Peter Neufeld of Newton, Gregory and Dwoung Neufeld of Cambodia, Martin and Noi Neufeld of Tuscan, Ariz., and Jeremy and Kim Neufeld of Wichita; a daughter, Jo and Ed Fletchall of Wichita; four grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
Written by Nicole Suderman Wednesday, 17 October 2007 13:08Arnold Boettcher
Arnold W. Boettcher, 94, retired farmer and stockman, died Oct. 12 at the Golden Living Center in Marion.
The funeral was Oct. 16 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lincolnville. He was buried in the Lincolnville Cemetery.
He was born Oct. 28, 1912, to Fredrich and Minna Roever Boettcher near Antelope. He never married.
He is survived by his nephews and nieces.
Memorial funds have been established with St. John’s Lutheran Church.
George Leihy Jr., 75
George Leihy, Jr., 75, of Springfield, Mo., died Oct. 13 at St. John’s Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at a later date in Topeka.
He was born June 8, 1932, to George D. and Anna (Stockinger) Leihy. On Sept. 15, 1956, he was married...
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