DEATHS

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Rose Bacon

Rosealine “Rose” Bacon, 98, died March 2 at Lakeside Home Plus in McPherson.

The service was held March 6 at McPherson Cemetery with H. Dick Reynolds officiating.

She was born Jan. 24, 1909, to Paul C. and Lena (Schmidt) Knaak in Lehigh. On Jan. 2, 1932, she was married to Albert Lelan “Lee” Bacon, who died in 1970.

She is survived by a son, Robert of Garden City; a sister, Mary Ann Glahn of Gypsum; three grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with First Presbyterian Church of McPherson in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home in McPherson.

Shirley Burkholder

Shirley Ann Burkholder, 65, Marion County Health Department employee, died March 2.

The service was held March 6 at Marion Christian Church with Carl Helm officiating. Burial was in Marion Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 28, 1941, to Stuart and Beulah Lucas in rural Marion. On July 22, 1962, she was married to Bill Burkholder, who died in 1995.

She is survived by two sons, Jeff of Wichita and Kevin and Kris of Marion; three sisters, Wanda Feldhut of California, Dorthy Kohls of Salina and Betty Crank of California; two brothers, Shorty Lucas and Bud Lucas, both of Marion; and four grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Marion Christian Church in care of Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion.

Justina Ensz

Justina Nickel Ensz, 91, died Feb. 25 at Linden Nursing Home in Linden, Alberta.

The service was held March 1 at Church of God in Christ, Mennonite in Linden. Burial was in Linden Cemetery.

She was born March 18, 1915, to John and Sarah (Friesen) Nickel near Montezuma. She grew up in Hillsboro. On Nov. 16, 1941, she was married to Allen Ensz, who survives in Linden.

She is also survived by two sons, Larry and LouEtta of Newbern, Ala., and Delbert and Marilyn of Bow Island, Alberta; two daughters, Lola and Ron Boese of Pincher Creek, Alberta, and Delores and Don Klassen of Linden; 19 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Linden Nursing Home and Three Hills District Health Services in care of Sunset Funeral Service in Linden.

Jack Kirkby

Jack E. Kirkby, 83, retired building inspector for the city of Wichita, died March 1 at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion. Visitation is from 9 a.m. until the service.

He was born Nov. 30, 1923, to Jess and Hazel (Miller) Kirkby in Ottawa County.

He is survived by two sons, Michael of Marion and Patrick of Wichita; a daughter, Sheri Hunt of Lincoln, Neb.; a sister, Connie Dalrymple of Bennington; and five grandchildren.

Olinda Klein

Olinda M. (Brunner) Klein, 91, died Feb. 28.

The service was held March 3 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Marion with Brett Huebner officiating. Burial was in Marion Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 13, 1915, to Jacob and Katherine (Winter) Brunner in Durham. On Feb. 12, 1936, she was married to Henry Klein, who predeceased her.

She is survived by three daughters, Arlene and Vernon Bowers of Marion, Kathleen and Bill Goentzel of Marion and Henrietta and Scott of Marquette; 13 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Our Savior Lutheran Church and VFW Auxiliary Post No. 6958 in care of Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion.

Lee Lohrenz

Leander “Lee” John Lohrenz, 78, retired clinical psychologist, died Feb. 20 in Yuma, Ariz.

Services were held March 2 at Wyandotte United Methodist Church in Kansas City. Burial was at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

He was born June 26, 1928, to Jacob W. and Mary (Seibel) Lohrenz near Aulne. On Sept. 2, 1957, he was married to Marguerite Hardesty, who survives in Lawrence.

He is also survived by a son, Mark of Lawrence; two daughters, Lee Ann of Santa Ana, Calif., and Lori and Earl Teague of Keller, Texas; a step-sister, Arlene Rempel of Peabody; and five grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Wyandotte United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church of Lawrence.

Arthur Schroeder

Arthur M. Schroeder, 96, died Feb. 27 at Buhler Sunshine Home.

The service was held March 3 at Buhler Mennonite Brethren Church with pastor Nick Rempel officiating. Burial was at Buhler Municipal Cemetery.

He was born Oct. 23, 1910, to Heinrich H. and Margaretha (Neufeldt) Schroeder in Harvey County. He attended Tabor Academy. On May 5, 1935, he was married to Pearl Elsie Koop, who died in 1987.

He is survived by three sons, Arlyss and Letha of Inman, Arthur and Elva of Buhler and Richard and LuWanda of Moundridge; three daughters, Gloria and Elden Friesen of Dinuba, Calif., Sylvia and Kenneth Walters of Greenville, Texas, and Eldene of Buhler; two brothers, Irvin J. and Alvin, both of Buhler; 23 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Buhler Mennonite Brethren Church in care of Buhler Mortuary.

Mildred Vajnar

Mildred Vajnar, 89, died Feb. 22 at Kansas Christian Home in Newton.

The service was held Feb. 26 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newton with James Mainzer and Paul Oborny officiating. Burial was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 8, 1918, to Lucy (Navrat) and Adolph Holub in Marion County. On Oct. 14, 1941, she was married to Jerry Vajnar, who survives in Newton.

She is also survived by two daughters, Jane and Pete Combs of Newton and Vickie and Don Kraus of Marion; two sons, Jerome and Cindy of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Lynn and Connie of Newton; 16 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Father Kapaun Foundation and Alzheimer’s Association in care of Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton.

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