DEATHS

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Carroll Christiansen, 83

Carroll Francis Christiansen, retired amusement park employee of Branson, Mo., died May 31 in Kimberling City, Mo.

He was born Aug. 14, 1921, to Henry and Mattie Garrett Christiansen in Durham, Kan. In 1948, he was married to Naomi Schroeder.

He is survived by his wife, Naomi; two sons, Jim of Kimberling City, Mo., and Alan of Alexandria, Va.; a brother, Irvin of Durham; a sister, Geraldine Frick of Durham; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Christian Diener, 90

Christian Charles Diener, 90, retired metal worker and machine repair shop owner, died June 6 at Maple Lawn Manor in Hydro, Okla.

Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at Miller Funeral Home in Goessel. The service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 10, at Spring Valley Mennonite Church in rural Canton, with pastor Loyal Martin officiating. Burial will be at Spring Valley Mennonite Church Cemetery.

He was born Dec. 3, 1914, to Arthur D. and Katie (Schweitzer) Diener in rural Canton.

He is survived by one sister-in-law, Vera Diener of Weatherford, Okla.; and two nieces, Phyllis Stuzman of Weatherford and Shirley Barker of Goshen, Ind.

A memorial has been established with Mennonite Central Committee.

Bill Frazer, 71

William “Bill” J. Frazer, retired City of Winfield employee, died May 25 at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

A graveside service was held June 3 at Highland Cemetery in Winfield.

He was born Sept. 4, 1933, to Clyde and Okla Davis Frazer in Alva, Okla.

He is survived by one son, Dan Frazer; one daughter, Jonnie Donahue; one sister, Arlene White; and four grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Marion Manor.
Cyrus Goertz, 82

Cyrus Henry Goertz, retired farmer and World War II veteran, died May 31 at Marion Manor.

Memorial services were held June 5 at Eastmoor United Methodist Church in Marion with pastor John Goering officiating. Burial was at Canada Cemetery.

He was born June 6, 1922, to David and Mary Goertz in Grant County, Neb. In 1942, he was married to L.Dena Sampson, who predeceased him.

He is survived by one daughter, Diana and Clint Jost of Burdick; one son, David and Jessye Goertz of Berwyn, Neb., one sister, Maryanna and Orville Scharenberg of Mapleton; and four grandchildren.

Memorial funds have been established with Eastmoor United Methodist Church, Marion Manor and The Living Tree Memorial at Rock Springs Ranch.

Harry Heiser, 85

Harry Edward Heiser, 85, died Monday at Salem Home in Hillsboro.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today, June 8, at Strassburg Baptist Church in rural Marion.

Memorials have been established with Strassburg Baptist Baptist Church or Salem Home.

Milda Krauter, 87

Milda H. Krauter, 87, retired factory worker and food service worker, died May 30 in Marion.

The service was Thursday morning at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Peabody. Pastor Robert Kloth officiated. Inurnment was at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody.

She was born Oct. 1, 1917, to Godfrey and Julia (Herbel) Bernhardt in Pilsen. In 1943, she was married to Glen Krauter, who predeceased her.

She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Adeline Bernhardt of Tampa and Clara Bernhardt of Anacortes, Wash.; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial has been established with St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Helen Turner, 89

Helen Turner, 89, homemaker, died May 28 at Marion Manor.

The service was June 1 at Zeiner Funeral Home. Pastor John Goering officiated. Burial was at Marion Cemetery.

She was born May 7, 1916, to Henry and Mary Hill Bernhardt in rural Marion County. In 1937, she was married to Alvin Schick. In 1962, she was married to Robert Westbrook, who predeceased her in 1974. In 1983, she was married to Ira Turner, who predeceased her in 2000.

She is survived by one daughter, Anita and Jeff Mattix of Augusta; two sisters, Verla Cott of Salina and Alvina Skibbe of Newton; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Marion Manor and Marion Senior Center in care of Zeiner Funeral Home.

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