DEATHS

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN

Alvin Martens, 89

Alvin “Al” Martens, 89, farmer, died Sept. 16 at Memorial Hospital in McPherson.

The funeral was Sept. 19 at Zion Lutheran Church in Hillsboro with pastor John A. Ryding officiating. Burial was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Hillsboro.

He was born April 2, 1914, to George and Hattie (Guhr) Martens in Lehigh. On April 28, 1951, he was married to Aldene Matz, who survives.

He is also survived by one son, Gayland Martens of Kenai, Alaska; one daughter, Rita Prieb of McPherson; one brother, Harvey Martens of Park City; three sisters, Frieda Birkle, Anna Smith and Elda Pschigoda, all of Hillsboro; and two grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Kids With Dreams of McPherson.

Condolences may be sent to the family at hillsboromemchapel@ hotmail.com.

Elma Krause, 90

Elma Krause, 90, homemaker and nurse aid, died Sept. 17 at Newton Medical Center.

The graveside service and burial was Sept. 19 at Alexanderwohl Cemetery in rural Goessel with pastors James Dunn and Mark Wiens officiating.

She was born Oct. 24, 1912, to Abraham H. and Susanna (Schmidt) Reimer in Marion County. On Nov. 27, 1936, she was married to Clarence Krause, who survives.

She is also survived by one son, Max Krause and wife Sandra of Frederick, Colo.; two daughters, Glendene Flaming and Judy Unruh and husband Darrell, all of Goessel; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorials were established with Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church and Bethesda Home, both of Goessel.

Lela G. Bair, 90

Lela G. Bair, 90, retired nurse and homemaker, died Sept. 17 at Memorial Hospital in McPherson.

The funeral was Sept. 20 at Canton Christian Church with pastor Wayne Stephens officiating. Burial was at Canton Township Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 13, 1913, to Clarence and Rose (Marks) Bruce in Galva. On Aug. 15, 1934, she was married to Clarence “Pat” Bair, who predeceased her in 1973.

She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth L. (Bette) Wasserman and husband Dennis of El Reno, Okla., and Darla Bair of Canton; one son, Dale Bair and wife DeAnna of Canton; two grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, three step-great-grand-
children and one great-great-granddaughter.

Memorials have been established with the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association.

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