DEATHS

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Mildred Bibler, 99

Mildred Bibler, 99, died Dec. 30 at St. Luke Living Center in Marion.

Pastor Larry Timm was asked to officiate at a private family inurnment.

She was born July 10, 1904, to Reuben and Janette (Gilchrist) Robinson in Florence.

She is survived by 14 nieces and nephews.

Memorials have been established with Florence Christian Church and the Florence Historical Society.

Anna Duerksen, 88

Anna Duerksen, 88, farmer’s wife, died Jan. 3 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

The graveside service and burial will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 9, at Alexanderwohl Cemetery in rural Goessel with pastor James Dunn and Mark Wiens officiating.

She was born May 25, 1915, in Inman. On Aug. 18, 1939, she was married to August Duerksen, who predeceased her in 1989.

She is survived by three daughters, Janett Wiebe and husband John of Newton, Dorothy Sebes and husband Dennis of Hanston and Luetta Duerksen of Wichita; one brother, Henry Penner of Kansas City, Mo.; three half-sisters, Lavina Goering of McPherson, Elda Schrag of North Newton and Velma Unruh of Galva; one brother-in-law, Albert Ratzlaff of Goessel; one sister-in-law, Velda Duerksen of Goessel; and one grandchild.

A memorial has been established with Alexanderwohl Church Library.

Adrie Hartl, 81

Adrie Verlee Hartl, 81, homemaker, died Dec. 29 in Canton.

The funeral was Jan. 2 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Canton with pastor Michael Sharp officiating. A graveside service followed at Fairlawn Cemetery in Hutchinson.

She was born Sept. 28, 1922, to Charles and Susan Ethel Frazier in Chariton County, Mo. On Aug. 10, 1946, she was married to Louis “Luke” Hartl, who predeceased her in 1988.

She is survived by one son, L.J. Hartl of Silver City, N.M.; two daughters, Beverly Erichsen and Melanie Vogts and husband George, all of Canton; one brother, Leo Frazier of Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Ruth Pellegrino of Independence, Mo.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Central Homecare and Hospice of Newton in care of Olson’s Mortuary Inc. of Canton.

Calvin Riggs, 18

Calvin Lewis Riggs, 18, Marion High School student, died Jan. 4 in Wichita.

The funeral will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Eastmoor United Methodist Church in Marion. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Florence.

He was born Nov. 28, 1985, to Richard Dean Riggs and Kelly Renea Remmers in Marion.

He is survived by father Richard, and stepmother Raquel Riggs of Florence and mother Kelly and stepfather Mark Bouray of McPherson; two sisters, Starla Riggs of Salina and Merissa Riggs of Manhattan; half-brother Les Riggs of the home; half-sister Erika Riggs of the home; grandmother Lois Hayes of Lincolnville; great-grandparents Alta Mae and Jack Huffington of Wichita; step-grandparents Les and Linda Allison of Florence and Kaye and Wilbur Bouray of Courtland; and step-great-grandmother Viola Bemiss of Chapman.

A memorial has been established with the Marion High School Athletic Department.

Elsie Vainer, 97

Elsie Vainer, 97, homemaker, died Jan. 3 at Central Kansas Medical Center in Great Bend.

The Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 7, at St. John Nepomucene Church of Holy Family Parish in Pilsen with Father Paul Oborny officiating. Burial will be at Pilsen Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 15, 1906, to Jim and Marie (Kroupa) Krch in Herington. She was married to Joseph Vainer, who predeceased her in 1960.

She is survived by one son, Jim Vainer of Great Bend; one daughter, Virginia Mary Means of Napa, Calif.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University.

Henry J. Vogt Jr., 77

Henry J. Vogt Jr., 77, farmer and retired teacher, died Jan. 3 in Cordell.

The funeral was Jan. 6 at Bible Mennonite Brethren Church in Cordell with pastor Kevin Creed officiating. Burial was at Corn Mennonite Brethren Cemetery.

He was born April 12, 1926, to Henry Jacob Sr. and Mary M. (Penner) Vogt in rural Corn. On Aug. 10, 1947, he was married to Margie Ruth Leppke, who died in 1981. In 1986, he married Bessie L. Penner, who survives.

He is also survived by two sons, Kenneth B. Vogt of Tonkawa Okla., and Bryan K. Vogt and wife Debbie of Altus, Okla.; one daughter, Mary Beth Frantz and husband Steve of Balko, Okla.; one step-daughter, Dianne Lygrisse and husband Glenn of Wichita; one step-son, Ronald Penner and wife Melanie of Wichita; two brothers, J. Arnold Vogt and wife Nina of Denver City, Texas, and Leo George Vogt of Mexica, Texas; two brothers-in-law, Abner Penner of Kingsboro, Calif., and Wilbur Leppke and wife Helen of Peabody; one sister-in-law, Laura Vogt of Weatherford, Okla.; five grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Corn Bible Academy, 208 N. Reimer, P.O. Box 38, Corn, OK 73024.

Robert W. Walter, 79

Robert “Bob” W. Walter, 79, United Methodist Church pastor, died Dec. 31 at Hillsboro Community Medical Center.

The funeral was Jan. 5 at Trinity Mennonite Church in Hillsboro with pastors James Gundy and Mike Mcgovney officiating. Burial was at Haven of Rest Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.

He was born Aug. 16, 1924, to Elmer P. and Anna (Wiersma) Walter in Downs. His first wife, Margery (Seaman) Walter, died in 1960. On Dec. 24, 1961, he was married to Mary Ann Bevan, who survives.

He is also survived by one son, Russell Walter of Burrton; three daughters, Elaine Killion of Sadelia, Mo., Janet Matteson of McPherson and Penni Funk of Hillsboro; one brother, Donald Walter of Downs; two sisters, Florence Walter of Downs and Beth Elliott of Wichita; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Forest Park Conference and Retreat Center of Topeka.

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

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