Otto Hiebert, 87

Otto Hiebert, 87, farmer, died Aug. 31 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

The funeral was Sept. 4 at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church with pastors Gaylord Goertzen and Larry King officiating. Burial was at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 17, 1916, to Peter P. and Margaret (Claassen) Hiebert in rural Hillsboro. On July 7, 1946, he was married to Bernice Neufeld, who predeceased him.

He is survived by two sons, Dean Hiebert and wife Eileen and Gordon Hiebert and wife Judy, all of Hillsboro; a daughter, Faye Ressel and husband Vince of Fullerton, Calif.; a brother, Louis Hiebert and wife Berniece of Hillsboro; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Gideons International and Ebenfeld M.B. Church Missions.

Ella Schuber, 101

Ella (Hamm) Schuber, 101, homemaker, died Aug. 28 at Hillsboro Community Medical Center Long Term Care Unit.

The funeral was Sept. 3 at First Baptist Church of Durham with pastor Curtis Wiens officiating. Burial was at Durham Park Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 22, 1902, to Fredrick and Julianna Ollek Hamm in Cherneriff, Russia. On July 22, 1921, she was married to Solomon Schuber, who predeceased her in 1959.

She is survived by two grandchildren, Anita Miller and husband Richard of La Canada, Calif., and Dana Brenner and wife Kathy from Champaign, Ill.; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials were established with the First Baptist Church of Durham, the Durham Senior Center and HCMC LTCU.

Lucile Wedel, 80

Lucile Wedel, 80, retired clerk for the McPherson County Treasurer’s Office, died Sept. 4 at Hutchinson Hospital.

The funeral was Sept. 9 at First Baptist Church in Canton with pastor Charles Priddy officiating. Burial was at Canton Township Cemetery.

She was born March 18, 1923, to Albin B. and Sigrid (Lindblade) Hedin in the New Gottland area north of McPherson. On Aug. 18, 1945, she was married to Irby J. Wedel, who survives.

She is also survived by three sons, Charles Wedel of Galva, Dennis Wedel of Canton and Dale Wedel of McPherson; three daughters, Rita Ek and Karla Jones, both of Canton, and Debbie Heitzenrater of Towanda; a brother, Carl “Bus” Hedin of McPherson; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with the American Baptist Women and the American Diabetes Association.

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