Max Carr

Max E. Carr, 85, U.S. Army veteran and construction contractor, Marion, died July 2 at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

The funeral was July 7 at Eastmoor United Methodist Church with pastor Michael Eurit officiating. Interment followed in the Marion Cemetery.

He was born June 16, 1921, to William A. and Bertha Dell (Willey) Carr at Aulne. On Aug. 3, 1940, he was married to Wanda L. Herzet, who survives in Marion.

Survivors also include seven sons, William A. Carr and wife Rosalie of Jetmore, Thomas E. Carr and wife Marsha of Wichita, Max E. Carr Jr. and wife Donna of Andover, James R. Carr and wife Kathy of Hillsboro, David A. Carr and wife Nina of Marion, Patrick L. Carr and wife Ann of Marion, Michael W. Carr of Marion; three daughters, Jeanne L. Higgins and husband Robert of Prescott, Ariz., Susan K. Wheeler and husband Frank of Wichita, Nancy C. Day and husband David of Valley Center; 30 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Memorial have been established with the St. Luke Hospital Foundation and Eastmoor United Methodist Church.

Irwin Creamer

Irwin E. Creamer, 79, retired truck driver and U.S. Marine veteran, died July 6 at his home in Florence.

The funeral was Tuesday, July 11, at the Christian Church of Florence with pastor Peter Banning officiating. Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery in Florence.

He was born June 25, 1927, to Charles and Ida (Buethe) Creamer at Marion. On Aug. 14, 1945, he was married to Pauline Britton, who predeceased him Jan. 7, 2004.

Survivors include two sons, Larry of Florence and Don of Tempe, Texas; four daughters, Linda Kelsey of Hiawatha, Jeanie Meirowsky of Florence, Janet Hall of Maple Valley, Wash., and Dorothy Parks of Hillsboro; a sister, Lorraine Walker of Hillsboro; 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with the Christian Church of Florence and Florence American Legion.

John Duerksen

John P. Duerksen, 92, former music professor at Hesston College and chaplain, died June 30 at Schowalter Villa in Hesston.

The funeral was July 3 at Schowalter Villa Chapel with chaplain Beverly Baumgartner and Willard Conrad officiating. Following the service, burial was at Eastlawn Cemetery.

He was born Oct. 31, 1913, to John R. and Susanna (Quiring) Duerksen at Tuba City, Ariz. On Aug. 13, 1939, he was married to Ruth King, who predeceased him in 1983.

Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Oswald and husband Stan of Rocky Ford, Colo.; two sisters, Ruth Schmitt of Ontario, Canada, and Marie Kleinsasser; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Hesston College, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary and Mennonite Central Committee.

Orrin Ehlers

Orrin Dale Ehlers, 75, farmer and truck driver, died July 2 in Belleville.

The funeral was July 6 at Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel in Superior, Neb. Pastor John Green officiated the service. Burial was at Webber Cemetery.

He was born Oct. 16, 1930, to Walter C. and Belva Lenore (Hill) Ehlers at the Dutton Ranch near Deshler, Neb. In 1950 he was married to Hope Mullins, who survives in Webber.

He is also survived by six sons, Dale and Betty of Marion, Dean and Janice of Superior, Darwin of Webber, Delton of Superior, Dalane and Rose of Superior and Davon and Tori of Fairfield, Neb.; five daughters, Jaquetta Morgan of Lincoln, Neb., Jalonda and Brad Bouray of Webber, Jarinda and Mark Sudbeck of Fordyce, Neb., Janetta and David Rogers of Wilber, Neb., and Jaletta and Scott Nondorf of Superior; four sisters, Thelma Wight of Boring, Ore., Louise Thurber of Edgar, Neb., Vivian Schleif of Grand Island, Neb., and Opal and Eldon Johnson of Port Charlotte, Fla.; three brothers, Melvin Laverne and Joann of Hebron, Cecil and JoAnn of Las Vegas, Nev., and Wesley and Karol of Hastings; 23 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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Joyce Erickson

Joyce B. Erickson, 67, of Pilsen, bookkeeper, died July 9 at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 12, at St. John Nepomucene Church in Pilsen.

The funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 13 at St. John Nepomucene, with Father Hien Nguyen officiating. Inurn-ment will be at a later date.

She was born May 30, 1939, to Charles and Philomene (Mehring) Hottinger at Akron, Colo. On Aug. 1, 1959, she was married to Jess Erickson, who survives in Pilsen.

Survivors also include two sons, Robert and wife Lorie of Jasper, Texas, and Tim and wife Lynette of Rapid City, S.D.; five daughters, Deborah and husband Marwan of Wichita, Teresa Cook and husband Don of Sturgis, S.D., Pam Kelly and husband Travis of Wichita, Kim Downey and husband Matt of Sedgwick, Amy Tevis and husband Mike of Andale; two brothers, Ray Hottinger of Seattle, Wash., and Gene Hottinger of Akron; three sisters, Mary Ann Basler and Virginia Hottinger, both of Akron, Colo., and Pat Deaver of Longmont, Colo; and 20 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with St. Ann’s Altar Society and the Father Kapaun Guild.

Susie Goertzen

Susie Goertzen, 84, homemaker, died July 4 in Wichita.

The memorial service was July 8 at Tabor Mennonite Church near Goessel with pastors Corey Miller and Karen Andres officiating. Burial was at Tabor Church Cemetery.

She was born March 24, 1922, to John J. and Anna (Brandt) Flaming in Marion County. In 1946 she was married to Eldon A. Goertzen, who predeceased her in 2004.

She is survived by a son, Stanley M. and Geneva Goertzen of Walton; a daughter, Brenda and Larry Buller of Hillsboro; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Bethesda Home.

Clarence Krause

Clarence Krause, 96, died July 2 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

The service was July 6 at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church near Goessel with pastor Lee Suderman officiating. Burial was at Alexanderwohl Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 16, 1909, to John J. Anna (Duerksen) Krause in Marion County. On Nov. 27, 1936, he was married to Elma Reimer, who predeceased him in 2003.

Survivors include a son, Max Krause and wife Sandi of Frederick, Colo.; two daughters, Judy Unruh and husband Darrell of Hillsboro, and Glendene Schmidt and husband Bob of Wichita; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Mennonite Heritage Museum and the Krause House, and Bethesda Home.

Mary McClure

Mary Patricia McClure, 76, secretary, died July 7 at Newton Medical Center.

A graveside service was held July 11 following interment in Prairie Lawn Cemetery at Peabody.

She was born Oct. 12, 1929, to Joe and Ann Morris in Peabody. In November 1947 she was married to Max T. McClure, who predeceased her.

Survivors include two children, Larry S. McClure and wife Barbara of Lisbon Falls, Maine, and Carrie B. Tillotson and husband Jim of rural Towanda; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established for Legacy Park in Peabody.

Uriah Titus

Uriah Job Titus, 31, Ishaya monk, died July 6 in Marion.

The memorial service was July 10 at First Mennonite Church of Hillsboro, pastor Randy Smith officiating. Burial of cremains will be done privately with family.

He was born Aug. 1974, to Bill Titus and Arlene Funk Hawkins at Mountain Grove, Mo. He never married. His mother predeceased him in 2002.

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