DEATHS

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN

Glen Alexander, 83

Glen Arthur Alexander, 83, oil field pumping-and-producing worker, died July 27 in Marion.
The funeral was July 30 at Valley United Methodist Church in Marion with pastor Kennedy Mukwindidza officiating. Burial was at New Gottland Cemetery.
He was born July 22, 1921, to Arthur and Jesse (Blair) Alexander in McPherson County. On Nov. 20, 1942, he was married to Marjorie D. Green, who predeceased him.
He is survived by four sons, Gary Alexander of Hopkinsville, Ky., Bryan Alexander of Herington, Norman Alexander of Newton and Lance Alexander of Cedar Point; one brother, Raymond Alexander of Moundridge; and six grandchildren.
Memorials have been established with Valley United Methodist Church and St. Luke Living Center in care of Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion.

Allen Grunau, 81

Allen “Al” Ray Grunau, 81, retired educator and music director, died July 30 in Hillsboro.

The funeral was Aug. 2 at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro with pastor Bruce Porter officiating. Interment was a private family burial.

He was born Oct. 21, 1922, to Jacob C. and Minnie (Hein) Grunau in Fairview, Okla. On July 25, 1948, he was married to LeOra Ratzlaff, who survives.

He is also survived by one son, Charles Kent Grunau of Hillsboro; one daughter, Patrice Kay Brown and husband Robert of Phoenix; three sisters, Rosella Thomas and Ruby Suderman, both of Hillsboro, and Wilma Ewert of Sacramento, Calif.; and one granddaughter.

Memorials have been established with Tabor College of Hillsboro and Hospice Care of Kansas.

Condolences may be sent to the family at hillsboromemchapel@
hotmail.com.
Al Mestan, 73

Albert “Al” Anton Mestan, 73, retired from 20 years service in the U.S. Army, died Dec. 18, 1999, in El Paso, Texas.

The graveside inurnment service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 9, at Lincolnville Cemetery with pastor Larry Timm officiating.

He was born Feb. 24, 1926, to Stephen G. and Anna (Slavik) Mestan in Lincolnville.

He is survived by one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Thurston; four brothers, William Mestan, Walter Mestan, Victor Mestan and Ronald Mestan; one sister, Agnes Dolan; and one grandson.

Lena Unruh, 101

Lena Unruh, 101, homemaker, died July 24 at Summerwood Care Center in Moses Lake, Wash.

The funeral was July 31 at Hillsboro Memorial Chapel with pastor Dorothea Janzen officiating. Burial was at Johannestal Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.

She was born Dec. 12, 1902, to Abraham and Mary (Brown) Wiens in Waukomis, Okla. On June 5, 1925, she was married to Edwin Unruh, who predeceased her in 1995.

She is survived by one son, John M. Unruh and wife Marlene of Warden, Wash.; one daughter, Lois M. Reimer and husband Richard of Smithville, Ohio; one sister, Elizabeth Regier of Enid Okla.; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Mennonite Women USA, Box 347, Newton, KS 67114.

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