DEATHS

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN

Mathilda Bartel, 88

Mathilda “Tillie” Bartel, 88, school teacher, died April 15 at Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita.
The funeral was April 19 at Trinity Mennonite Church in Hillsboro with pastor Tim Kliewer officiating. Burial was at Johannestal Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.
She was born Sept. 13, 1915, to Emil and Maria (Ewert) Rempel in rural Hillsboro. On Jan. 30, 1942, she was married to R. J. Bartel, who survives.
She is also survived by two sons, John Bartel and wife Lila of Topeka and Robert Bartel and wife Sharon of McPherson; one daughter, Mary Johnson and husband Bill of Newton; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A memorial has been established with the Trinity Mennonite Church Childrens Library Fund.
Condolences may be sent to the family at hillsboromemchapel@
hotmail.com.

Yvonne J. Beck, 68

Yvonne J. Beck, 68, secretary for Social & Rehabilitation Services, died April 17 at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita.
The Funeral will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 21, at Hesston Mennonite Brethren Church with pastor Steve Toews officiating. Burial will be at Mound Township Cemetery in Moundridge.
She was born July 2, 1935, to Gus and Salome (Groening) Penner in Marion County.
She is survived by two sons, Kennis Beck and Lennis Beck, both of Hesston; one brother, Johnnie Penner of Parkville, Mo.; one sister, Marjorie Dalke of Moundridge; and one grandchild.
A memorial has been established with “Equipping Future Generations” at Hesston Mennonite Brethren Church.

Frank Dvorak, 62

Frank Edward Dvorak, 62, building inspector, died April 15 in Lehigh.
The funeral was April 19 at Hillsboro Memorial Chapel with pastor Tim Sullivan officiating.
He was born Feb. 18, 1942, to Otto and Frances (Moline) Dvorak in Denver.
He is survived by his step-mother, Ruth Dvorak of Greeley, Colo.; girlfriend Terry Randall of Lehigh; one son, Kraig Dvorak of San Antonio, Texas; one daughter, Kim Del Toro and husband Mark of Kerrville, Texas; one sister, Joanne Klassen and husband Paul of rural Lehigh; and four grandchildren.
Condolences may be sent to the family at hillsboromemchapel@
hotmail.com.

Agnes Funk, 86

Agnes Funk, 86, homemaker, died April 17 at Parkside Homes.
The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 21, at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church of Hillsboro with pastor Dave Plett officiating. Burial will be held at 10 a.m. at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church Cemetery.
She was born May 22, 1917, to John J. and Lena (Groening) Siebert in rural Hillsboro. On May 27, 1938, she was married to Orison V. Funk, who predeceased her in 1976.
She is survived by one son, Stanley G. Funk of Newton; one daughter, Patricia Esau and husband Phil of Topeka, one brother, John G. Siebert of Hillsboro, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial has been established with the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church reconstruction fund.
Condolences may be sent to the family at hillsboromemchapel@
hotmail.com.

William Omstead, 62

William “Bill” Omstead, 62, former owner/manager of Sonic Drive-In in Scott City and commercial driver, died April 14 in Florence.
The funeral was April 17 at Christian Church of Florence with pastor Larry Timm officiating. Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery.
He was born Feb. 13, 1942, to Franklin and Agnes Rose Omstead in Wichita. On Aug. 27, 1977, he was married to Connie Sue Hudson, who survives.
He is also survived by five sons, William Omstead Jr., Randy Omstead and Rusty Omstead, all of Wichita, Howard Omstead of Bel Aire, and David Jackson of Van Buren, Ark.; two daughters, Debra Love of Wichita and Sharon Mackey of Aulne; four sisters, Betty Straight and Karen Hood, both of Wichita, Clara Smith of Haysville and Mabel Newren of Bartlesville, Okla.; 29 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home for Central Homecare & Hospice, Florence Ambulance Service or the Florence Fire Department.

Herbert Unruh, 94

Herbert Unruh, 94, farmer and former Hillsboro water-plant supervisor, died April 16 at Parkside Homes.
The funeral was April 20 at Hillsboro United Methodist Church with pastor Laney R. Kuhn officiating. Burial was at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery.
He was born Oct. 26, 1909, to John W. and Anna H. (Golbeck) Unruh in Hillsboro. He was married to Bertha Unruh, who died in 1989. On March 25, 1990, he was married to Fern Vogt, who survives.
He is also survived by one son, Jim Unruh and wife Shelley of Wichita; one step-son, Jerold Vogt and wife Karleen of Hillsboro; one step-daughter, Joanne Foyle and husband Harvey of Emporia; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
A memorial has been established with Hillsboro United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be sent to the family at hillsboromemchapel@
hotmail.com.

Robert Wegerer, 84

Robert W. Wegerer, 84, farmer and stockman, died April 15 in Marion.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 21, at Holy Family Catholic Church Marion. Burial will be at the Marion Cemetery with Father Steven Gronert officiating and the Knights of Columbus participating.
He was born Nov. 13, 1919, to John and Gertrude (Winkley) Wegerer in Marion. On April 11, 1945, he was married to Pauline Patry, who survives.
He is also survived by two sons, C. Robert Wegerer and wife Karen of Colwich and Lou Wegerer and wife Judy of Marion and six grandchildren.
Memorials have been established with Holy Family Catholic Church Marion and the Knights of Columbus.

George L. White, 91

George L. White, 91, retired farmer and rancher, died April 14 at Riverview Estates in Marquette.

The funeral was April 19 at Canton United Methodist Church with pastors Wayne Stephens and Vernon Bowers officiating. Burial was at Canton Township Cemetery.

He was born April 20, 1912, to Willis B. and Minnie (Ware) White in Syracuse. On Jan. 1, 1938, he was married to Doris G. Crowther, who predeceased him in 2002.

He is survived by one son, James White of Canton; two daughters, Dixie Lundquist of Marquette and Georgianna Leffler of Canton; one sister, Virginia Young of Salina; seven grandchildren, one step-granddaughter, seven great-grandchildren and three step-great-grand-
children.

Memorials have been established with Canton United Methodist Church, Roxbury United Parish and Riverview Estates.

More from article archives
ENGAGEMENTS
ORIGINALLY WRITTEN Matz, Morgan plan Aug. 14 wedding Steven and Janet Matz...
Read More