Andy Schmidt, 82

Andy Schmidt, 82, farmer and seed dealer, died Nov. 8 at Legacy Park in Peabody.

The memorial service was Nov. 12 at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church with pastor Dave Plett officiating.

He was born Dec. 25, 1920, to Andrew Sr. and Bena (Balzer) Schmidt in rural Hillsboro. On Aug. 12, 1948, he was married to Wilma Woelk, who survives.

He is also survived by two sons, Larry Schmidt of Newton and Donovan Schmidt of Plains, Mont.; one daughter, Lucretia Vance of Sedgwick; three brothers, Emmanuel Schmidt of Wichita, Malvin Schmidt of Hillsboro and Daniel Schmidt of Mooresville, N.C.; one sister, Alma Rempel of Hillsboro; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established with Northview Developmental Services Inc.

Josie Giesbrecht, 67

Josie J. Giesbrecht, 67, homemaker, died Nov. 14 at Marion Manor Nursing Home.

The funeral was Nov. 18 at Florence United Methodist Church with pastors Mark Moore and Bill Dyar officiating. Burial was at Grant Township Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 19, 1936, to Isaac and Martha (Thiessen) Harms in Meade. On May 2, 1964, she was married to Roger Giesbrecht, who survives.

She is also survived by one daughter, Lesa Dailey of Wichita, two sons, Paul Harms of Amarillo, Texas, and Mike Harms of Bartlesville, Okla; one sister, Barbara Harms of Helena, Mont.; and one grandson, Blake Dailey of Wichita.

A memorial has been established with the Florence Senior Center.

Hildegarde Schwabauer

Hildegarde Schwabauer, 88, secretary and translator, died Nov. 13 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

The graveside service and burial was Nov. 17 at Tabor Mennonite Cemetery with pastors Gordon Smith and Alan Lepard officiating.

She was born Dec. 1, 1914, to Gustav and Anna Marie (Hertzel) Keller in Rottweil, Germany. On Sept. 30, 1939, she was married to Alexander Schwabauer, who survives of Goessel.

She is also survived by one son, Neal Schwabauer and wife Arlys of rural Newton; and two grandsons, Nathan Schwabauer of Newton and Aaron Schwabauer and fiancée Monica Woods of Lenexa.

Memorials have been established with Bethesda Home and the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia.

Don D. Rogers, 65

Don D. Rogers, 65, oil-field producer, died Nov. 14 at his home in Marion.

The funeral was Nov. 17 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lincolnville with pastor Alan Stahlecker officiating. Burial was at Marion Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 24, 1938, to Chester and Lillian (Moreland) Rogers in Eureka. On Aug. 16, 1958, he was married to Cora Sandwell, who survives.

He is also survived by three sons, Billy Rogers and wife Cynthia of Florence, Mike Rogers and wife Janelle of Salina and Corey Rogers and wife Shelia of Marion, Ill.; one daughter, Dawn Luna and husband George of Marion; three brothers, Jim Rogers of Seiling, Okla., Kenneth Rogers of Farmington, N.M., and Bob Rogers of Tuscon, Ariz.; one sister, Karen Starlin of Hutchinson; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials have been established with St. John’s Lutheran Church, the American Cancer Society and Central Homecare and Hospice.

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