John L. Ewert, 84

John L. Ewert, 84, educator and Tabor College registrar, died Aug. 16 at Hillsboro Community Medical Center.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, at Trinity Mennonite Church in Hillsboro, with pastor Dan Plett officiating. Burial will be in the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church cemetery.

He was born Jan. 9, 1920, to Jacob and Anna Ewert in Main Center, Saskatchewan. On Oct. 22, 1943, he was married to Amanda Deckert, who survives.

He is also survived by two daughters, Rachel and husband Steve Behrends of Overland Park and Eldora and husband Richard Penner of McPherson; a son, Allen and wife Ruth Ewert of Wichita; two sisters, Leona Ewert of Mountain Lake, Minn., and Elsie and husband Marvin Groening of Hillsboro; a brother, Albert and wife May Ewert of Dinuba, Calif.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Tabor College, World Impact and Celebrate Hope.

Peggy Lou Lake, 62

Peggy Lou Lake, 62, dog groomer and poodle-salon owner, died Aug. 13 in Marion.

The funeral was Aug. 17 at Baker Funeral Home in Peabody with chaplain Karen Andres officiating.

She was born Feb. 11, 1942, to Ransom Alanzo and Mary Elizabeth (Burnett) Niece in Oklahoma City. On Aug. 28, 1980, she was married to Richard Lake, who survives.

She is also survived by one daughter, Rhonda Scott of Valley Center; one step-son Danny Bettinger of McAllister, Okla.; one step-daughter, Judy Bettinger of Mand, Okla.; one brother, Ranny E. Niece of Oregon; one step-sister, Dorothy Manous of California; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial has been established with Central Home Care and Hospice in Newton.
Eldon A. Goertzen, 82

Eldon A. Goertzen, 82, farmer, died Aug. 7 at Showalter Villa in Hesston.

The memorial service was Aug. 11, at Tabor Mennonite Church near Goessel with pastors Corey Miller and Karen Andres officiating. Burial was at Tabor Cemetery.

He was born July 28, 1922, to Dan S. and Pauline (Schmidt) Goertzen in Newton. On April 26, 1944, he was married to Susie Flaming, who survives.

He is also survived by one son, Stanley Goertzen of rural Walton; one daughter, Brenda Buller of rural Hillsboro; one sister, Gladys Krause of Denver; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial has been established with Tabor Mennonite Church.

Roland Juhnke, 85

Roland Juhnke, 85, retired school administrator and World War II veteran, died Aug. 10 at Hillsboro Community Medical Center.

The funeral was Aug. 16 at Trinity Mennonite Church with pastor Dave Plett officiating. Burial was at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery.

He was born Feb. 19, 1919, to Wesley and Amelia (Graber) Juhnke in McPherson County. On May 26, 1942, he was married to Marguerite Wall, who predeceased him in 2001.

He is survived by two sons, Ralph Juhnke of Overland Park and Ron Juhnke of Kansas City, Mo.; three sisters, Ethel Krehbiel and Grace Hanson, both of McPherson, and Helen Fries of Minneapolis; and two grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church building fund in care of Hillsboro Memorial Chapel.

Earl W. Madsen, 72

Earl W. Madsen, 72, farmer and carpenter, died Aug. 12 at Newton Medical Center.

The funeral was Aug. 16 at Peabody Christian Church with pastor Jim Pohlman officiating. Burial was at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody.

He was born Dec. 26, 1931, to Niels J. and Mary Ethel (Wilber) Madsen in rural Peabody. On July 31, 1955, he was married to Mary Ann Swinhart, who predeceased him in 2003.

He is survived by one son, Eddie Madsen and wife Melanie of Lynchburg, Va.; two daughters, Beth Hein and husband Dean of rural Hillsboro and Michele O’Neal and husband Randy of Peabody; two brothers, Willard J. Madsen of Lakeland, Fla., and Arthur L. Madsen of Abilene; two sisters, Vernie Hass and Eddie Hiebert, both of Abilene; six grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Peabody Park.

Condolences may be sent to the family at hillsboromemchapel@

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