Gilbert Bartel, 59

Gilbert Bartel, 59, farmer, died June 18 in Hillsboro.

The service was Tuesday morning at Parkview Church in Hillsboro. Pastor Roy Keller officiated. Burial was at Lehigh Mennonite Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 2, 1945, to Melvin and Linda Reimer Bartel in Goessel. In 1965 he was married to Shirley Johnson, who survives.

He is also survived by one son, Steve Bartel of Lehigh; two daughters, Kristina Bartel of Great Bend and Jennifer Bartel of McPherson; his mother, Linda Bartel of Hillsboro; one brother, Roger Bartel of Hillsboro; one sister, Janice Meliza of Valley Center; and eight grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Parkside Homes and American Cancer Society.

Carl Calam, 69

Carl R. Calam, 69, independent oil and gas producer, died June 20 in Hillsboro.

The service is at 3 p.m. today, June 22, at First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro with paster Keith Harder officiating. Burial will precede the service at 2 p.m. at Haven of Rest Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.

He was born Nov. 15, 1935, to William and Anna Goertz Calam in Hillsboro. In 1959 he was married to LaVonne Jost, who survives.

He is also survived by one son, Richard and Joni Calam of Hillsboro; two daughters, Carla and Nate Faul of Waco, Texas, and Tracey Calam of Andover; one sister, Marian Dixon of Delano, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with a flag lighting for Hillsboro Memorial Park.

Anna Juhnke, 65

Anna Kreider Juhnke, 65, English professor of Bethel College, died June 17 in North Newton.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 2, at Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton. Cremation was the interment choice.

She was born May 5, 1940, to Leonard C. and Rachel Weaver Kreider in Newton. In 1963 she was married to James C. Juhnke, who survives.

She is also survived by one son, Karl Juhnke of Minneapolis, Minn.; one daughter, Joanne Juhnke of Madison, Wis.; her mother, Rachel Kreider of Goshen, Ind.; one brother, Emil Kreider of Beloit, Wis.; and two grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Bethel College.

Verna Portlock, 78

Verna Portlock, homemaker, died June 12 in Newton.

The funeral was June 15 at First United Methodist Church in Newton. Pastor Nathan Morgan officiated. Burial was at Walton Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 22, 1926, to Peter M. and Agnes (Schmidt) Schroeder in Goessel. She was married to Marion Portlock, who predeceased her in 2000.

She is survived by three sons, Darrell D. and Terrie Portlock of Newton, David and Debbie Portlock of Halstead, and Dwight and Alaina Portlock of Newton; a daughter, Lynette and Mark Portlock-Kasper of Newton; a brother, John Schroeder of North Newton; a sister, Dora Schmidt of Goessel; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established with Homehealth and Hospice Care of Kansas.

Hazel Stenzel, 95

Hazel G. Stenzel, 95, a longtime Marion resident, died June 19 in Springfield, Mo.

Visitation with family will be Friday, June 24, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at Marion Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton R. Stenzel.

She is survived by three daughters, Donna Selfert of McPherson, Neva and husband Arlen Winsky of Springfield, Mo., and Naomi and husband Howard Babb of Wichita; a sister, Leona Morgan of Topeka; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to Community Hospice of America in Springfield or charity of choice.

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