Deaths

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Rosella Friesen, 89

Rosella K. Friesen, 89, retired personal caregiver, died Oct. 14 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

Burial is at 10 a.m. today, Oct. 19, at Lehigh Mennonite Cemetery. The casket will be open at graveside from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in rural Goessel with Walt Friesen and Howard Friesen officiating.

She was born Aug. 4, 1916, to Cornelius “C.C.” and Marie (Krause) Friesen in rural Lehigh.

She is survived by a sister, Marietta K. and husband Otto B. Voth of Goessel; four nieces; seven nephews and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

A memorial has been established with Bethesda Home.

Dorothy Hayen, 99

Dorothy Helen Hayen, 99, retired teacher, died Oct. 14 at St. Luke Living Center in Marion.

The service was Oct. 17 at Eastmoor United Methodist Church in Marion.

She was born March 8, 1906, to Fred and Edith Phillips Collett outside Marion. In 1926 she was married to Walter Hayen, who predeceased her in 1969.

She is survived by three sons, Leon Hayen of Topeka and John Hayen and Max Hayen, both of Marion; three daughters, Virginia Downing and Marilyn Geis, both of Marion, and Carmen Parrack of Plano, Texas; 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Sister Alice Klenda, 92

Sister Alice Klenda, 92, retired teacher, died Oct. 8 at the Wichita Center.

A wake service was held Oct. 10 at the Wichita Center. A funeral liturgy was held Oct. 11 in the chapel of Our Lady of the New Covenant. Burial was in the community cemetery.

She was born Pauline Klenda on June 21, 1913, to William and Mary (Stika) Klenda in Pilsen. She became an Adorer of the Blood of Christ in 1929 and took her vows and the name Sister Alice in 1931. In 1996 she was inducted into the National Teachers’ Hall of Fame in Emporia for 54 years of teaching.

She is survived by a brother, Ted, and nieces and nephews.

Orville Robinson, 89

Orville A. Robinson, 89, retired employee of Associated Milk Producers Inc., died Oct. 14 in Lyons.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Oct. 19, at Sillin Funeral Home in Lyons. Burial will be at McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, Neb.

He was born May 3, 1916, to Homer and Eva Dettra Robinson in Fronteer County, Neb. In 1941 he was married to Jennie E. “Betty” Work, who survives in Lyons.

He is also survived by two sons, Lester Robinson of Port Orchard, Wash., and Mike Robinson of Lyons; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Bell & Star Fund.

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