DEATHS

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LaWanda Banman, 80

LaWanda D. Banman, 80, homemaker, died Nov. 11 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

The memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church near Goessel. A private burial service will be held at Alexanderwohl Cemetery.

She was born May 13, 1924, to Jacob S. and Pauline (Unruh) Goertzen in Newton. On Sept. 9, 1947, she was married to W. Earl Banman, who predeceased her in 2000.

She is survived by one son, Alvin Banman of Lehigh; one daughter, Connie Bullinger of Canton; and two grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Bethesda Home and Central Homecare & Hospice in care of Miller Funeral Home in Goessel.

Evelyn Bielefeld, 92

Evelyn Bielefeld, 92, homemaker, died Nov. 9 at Memorial Hospital of Abilene.

The funeral was Nov. 12 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Tampa with pastor Clark Davis officiating. Burial was at North Tampa Cemetery.

She was born April 19, 1912, to Joe and Lydia (Rhodes) Hoffman in Dickinson County. On Nov. 2, 1939, she was married to Carl Bielefeld, who predeceased her in 1990.

She is survived by three sons, Raymond Bielefeld and wife Janet of Hope, Ken Bielefeld and wife Becki of North Port, Fla., and Gene Bielefeld and wife Debbie of Abilene; one daughter, LaDonna Klein and husband Robert of Durham; two sisters, Grace Spicer of Abilene and Alice McIntosh of Tulsa, Okla.; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with St. John’s Lutheran Church in care of Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home of Abilene.

Lorraine Hadsell, 95

Lorraine B. Hadsell, 95, teacher, banker and craft-store owner, died Nov. 14 at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 19, at Marion Presbyterian Church with pastor Keith Allison officiating. Burial will be at Marion Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 4, 1909, and her husband, LaVern Hadsell, predeceased her.

She is survived by one daughter, Louise Colburn of Marion, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Marion Presbyterian Church, St. Luke Hospital and the Marion Historical Museum.

Clara Lohrenz, 88

Clara Lohrenz, 88, formerly manager of the Mennonite Brethren Bookstore of Hillsboro, died Nov. 13 in Hillsboro.

The funeral will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church in rural Hillsboro with pastor Dave Plett officiating. Burial will be at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.

She was born Nov. 20, 1915, to Sam S. and Justine (Pollman) Wipf in Huron, S.D. On Jan. 1, 1960, she was married to Menno Lohrenz, who survives of Hillsboro.

She is also survived by one brother, Amos Wipf of Cleveland, Ga., and one sister, Alice Ontjes of Bridgewater, S.D.

Memorials have been established with the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church Building Fund and Parkside Homes Inc. of Hillsboro.

Selma Reusser, 86

Selma Ediger Reusser, 86, teacher and mental-health professional, died Nov. 14 at Schowalter Villa in Hesston.

The memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, at Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton with pastors Heidi Regier Kreider and Norma Johnson officiating.

She was born Oct. 19, 1918, to Herman and Katrina (Buller) Ediger in Buhler. On Dec. 10, 1943, she was married to Gail Reusser, who predeceased her.

She is survived by three daughters, Joan Turetsky of Fairfax, Va., Beverly Reusser of Washington, D.C., and Mary Reusser of Kansas City, Mo.; one brother, Menno Ediger of Mason, Ohio; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee fund for water projects.

Frieda Schlotthauer, 94

Frieda Schlotthauer, 94, homemaker, died Nov. 14 in Hillsboro.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Strassburg Baptist Church with pastor Don Mashburn officiating. Burial will be at Marion Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 21, 1909, to Alexander and Elizabeth (Lockman) Batthauer in Bunker Hill. On Dec. 29, 1926, she was married to Herman R. Schlotthauer, who predeceased her in 1986.

She is survived by one daughter, LaNorma Kreutziger of Marion, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with the Strassburg Baptist Church Building Fund.

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