DEATHS

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN
Jonathan Frey

Jonathan Frey, 94, former Hillsboro resident and retired jeweler and watchmaker, died Jan. 16 in Orosi, Calif.

Services were held Jan. 20 at Reedley (Calif.) Cemetery.

He was born June 30, 1912, in Arizona. He was married for 67 years to Hazel Frey, who died in 2002.

He is survived by two daughters, Donna Vidak and Barbara Collin.

A memorial has been established with the Palm Village Living Fund, 701 W. Herbert Avenue, Reedley, CA 93654.

Martha Klein

Martha M. Klein, 91, homemaker, died Jan. 15 at Salem Nursing Home in Hillsboro.

The service was held Jan. 18 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Tampa with pastor Clark M. Davis officiating. Burial was at Durham Park Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 7, 1915, to Jacob M. and Amalia (Peil) Koch in Lipscomb, Texas. On Oct. 11, 1936, she was married to Gotfrey (Skeeter) Klein, who died in 1995.

She is survived by a son, Dennis Lyle of Hillsboro; two daughters, Sharon and Gary Mueller of Hillsboro and Connie and Lynn Vajnar of Newton; two sisters, Linda Wiederstein and Gertrude Hanshu, both of Shattuck, Okla.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with St. John’s Lutheran Church and Salem Nursing Home in care of Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro.

Bernice Nickel

Bernice Nickel, 91, died Jan. 21 at Moundridge Manor.

The service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Alexanderfeld Church of God in Christ, Mennonite in rural Hillsboro. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

She was born Aug. 19, 1915, to David and Anna (Hoeppner) Dyck in Hillsboro. On Aug. 22, 1937, she was married to Pete F. Nickel, who died in 2002.

She is survived by three sons, Jerry of Burns, Harvey of Macon, Miss., and Llewellyn of Brooksville, Miss.; two daughters, Joan Litwiller of Hillsboro and Laverna Giesbrecht of Surprise, Ariz.; three brothers, Elmer Dyck and Jona Dyck, both of Moundridge, and Harvey Dyck of Ballico, Calif.; four sisters, Alice Dyck of Montezuma, Alma Koop of Livingston, Calif., Maryan Friesen of Glenn, Calif., and Martha Mae Penner of Moundridge; 21 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Moundridge Manor in care of Moundridge Funeral Home.

Marlene Schroeder

Marlene B. Schroeder, 79, died Jan. 15 at Newton Medical Center.

The service was held Jan. 20 at Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton.

She was born May 22, 1927, to Jacob and Justina (Regier) Schroeder in McPherson County. On April 11, 1950, she was married to Lloyd Schroeder, who survives in Goessel.

She is also survived by three daughters, Rhonda and Stewart Ramsey of Lenexa, Jana Schroeder and Lauro Medina of Tepotzlan, Mexico, and Ardie and Wynn Goering of Albuquerque, N.M.; two sisters, Edna Ratzlaff and Evelyn and Richard Banman; a brother, Alden and Irma Schroeder; and three grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Bethel College Mennonite Church and the Mennonite Church Western District Conference in care of Miller Funeral Home of Goessel.

Dorothy Stauffer

Dorothy Stauffer, 73, died Jan. 5 in Newton.

The service was held Jan. 9 at Salem United Methodist Church in Newton with Sherry Clemons officiating. Burial was at Restlawn Gardens of Memory in Newton.

She was born Nov. 6, 1933, to Herbert O. and Selma (Schmidt) Regier in Hesston. On May 29, 1955, she was married to Norman Stauffer, who survives in Newton.

She is also survived by two sons, Tim and Linda of Wichita and Jeff and Karla of Newton; a daughter, Julie and Corey Janzen of Hillsboro; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials have been established with Salem United Methodist Church, Gideon’s Bible and Parkinson’s Association in care of Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.

Dick Stout

Richard “Dick” Stout, 82, retired U.S. Army sergeant, died Jan. 19 in Marion.

The service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Windom United Methodist Church. Inurnment will be at Windom Cemetery.

He was born March 4, 1924, to Frank and Eunice (Proffit) Stout near Alden. On May 10, 1968, he was married to Vesta Smyres, who survives in Marion.

He is also survived by a brother, Gene of Wichita Falls, Texas; and four sisters, Doris Caywood of Raymond, Rosalie Nunamaker of Hutchinson, Grace Kittle of Alva, Texas, and Roberta Drake of Sterling.

A memorial has been established with Sterling College Alumni Association in care of Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion.

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