DEATHS

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN

Dorothy Berg, 77

Dorothy Jean Berg, 77, homemaker and retired employee of Hesston Corp., died Sept. 30 at Newton Medical Center.

The funeral was Oct. 4 at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion with pastor J. Ray Swearingen officiating. Burial was at Marion Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 25, 1926, to Frank and Ida (Lamb) Smith in Tampa. On March 9, 1946, she was married to Harold Edward Berg, who predeceased her.

She is survived by two sons, David Berg and wife Julie of Bennington and Henry Berg of Newton; two daughters, Sherry Axsom of Lompoc, Calif., and Laura LeForce of Newton; two brothers, Richard Smith of Florence and Robert Smith of Marion; one sister, Mildred Riffel of Marion; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials have been established with the American Heart Association and the Kansas Dialysis Association in care of Zeiner Funeral Home of Marion.

Merle Decker, 60

Merle Decker, 60, farmer and rancher, died Oct. 2 in Hillsboro.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, at Hillsboro United Methodist Church with pastor R. Laney Kuhn officiating. Burial will be held at 9 a.m. at Valley View Cemetery in Roxbury.

He was born April 8, 1944, to Harry and Suzie (Smith) Decker in Hillsboro. On Oct. 18, 1980, he was married to Kathy (Penner) Flaming, who survives.

He is also survived by step-mother Verna Decker of Sydney, Mont.; three sons, Carey Flaming and wife Carol of Lakewood, Colo., Kris Decker and wife Carolyn of Matthews, N.C., and Bryce Flaming and wife Tammy of Benton; two daughters, Tammy McEvoy and husband Tom of Emporia and Susan Decker and friend Tammy Just, both of Ottawa; two brothers, John Decker of rural Durham and Earl Decker of Newton; two sisters, Jaraine Redger of rural Durham and Carolyn Duggan of Hutchinson; and eight grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Hillsboro United Methodist Church in lieu of flowers.

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

Trevor Heuson, 17

Trevor Scott Heuson, 17, employed as a cook at McDonald’s restaurant in Kingman, died Sept. 29 in rural Kingman.

The funeral was Oct. 5 at First Baptist Church in McPherson with pastors Tom Boese and Les Cantrell officiating. Burial was at Canton Township Cemetery.

He was born April 30, 1987, to Dana F. Heuson and Karen K. Shelton in Hillsboro.

He is survived by his parents, Karen and Brad Bailey of Canton and Dana Heuson of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; two brothers, Brandon and Chase Bailey of Canton; grandparents, Charles and Betty Shelton of Cunningham, Paul and Edna Bailey of Canton, and Iva and Kenny Hein of Park City; and great-grandparents, Emice and Lydia Hein of Hillsboro.

A memorial has been established as the Trevor Heuson family memorial fund in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home in McPherson.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.
com.

Mariah Jantz, 28

Mariah Lee Jantz, 28, a 1994 graduate of Marion High School, and a veterinarian at Pet Haven and floral designer, died Sept. 30.

The funeral was Oct. 5 at Downing & Lahey Mortuary East in Wichita.

She is survived by her husband, Brian Chestnut; father, Michael Jantz and wife Cheryl of Arkansas City; mother Julie (Brosemer) Jantz and fiancé Troy Moore of Florence; brother Tyler Jantz and wife Lindsey of Marion; grandmother Helen Jantz of Marion.

She is also survived by father-in-law and mother-in-law Lynn and Mary Chestnut of Great Bend; grandparents-in-law, Clarence and Leona Chestnut of Great Bend; brother-in-law James Chestnut and wife Cynthia of Great Bend; step-sister Jennifer Ferry and husband Drue of Wichita.

Memorials have been established with PALS Animal Rescue of Wichita and the Wichita Animal Shelter.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.downingandlahey.
com.

Rosy Elsie Ollek, 92

Rosy Elsie Ollek, 92, business woman, died Oct. 2 in Hillsboro.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hillsboro with pastor Clark M. Davis officiating. Burial will be held at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Hillsboro.

She was born Dec. 3, 1911, to Henry and Christina (Hermes) Weinbrenner in Monument. On Jan. 12, 1934, she was married to Richard Ollek, who predeceased her.

She is survived by one son, Dick Ollek and wife Barbara of Scottsdale, Ariz.; one daughter, Peggy Roberts and husband Paul of Topeka; seven grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots of Bethesda Home.

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

Irene Tajchman, 66

Irene J. Tajchman, 66, registered nurse, died Oct. 2 in Marion.

The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 8, at St. John Nepomucene Church of Holy Family Parish in Pilsen with Father Paul Oborny as main celebrant and Father Steve Gronert as con-celebrant. Burial will be held at Pilsen Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 29, 1938, to Joe G. and Rose Lillian (Oborny) Tajchman in Tampa.

She is survived by one son, Merlin Polok of Waterloo, Iowa; three daughters, Rose Polok of San Diego, Emma Davidson of Hope and Arlene Tryon of Blue Rapids; two brothers, Ed Tajchman of Garland, Texas, and Joe Tajchman of Lincolnville; one sister, Anna Marie Miller of Andover; and eight grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with the Pilsen Community Center in care of Zeiner Funeral Home of Marion.

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