DEATH: Lovisa Duerksen

Martha Lovisa Duerksen, 84, a homemaker, died Thursday, Jan. 15, at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 S. Prairie Pt., Hillsboro, with pastor Dave Platt officiating.

Visitation is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro. Burial will be at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 7, 1924, to Peter and Mary (Eitzen) Wiens in Ingalls. On Oct. 15, 1943 she was married to Wesley Duerksen, who predeceased her.

Survivors are sons Ron and Fran Duerksen of Lehigh, Pete and Carol Duerksen of Lindsborg and Rodean and Michelle Duerksen of Newton; daughters Jan and Herman Franz of Wichita; brother-in-law Paul Heier of California; sister Edna Kroeker of California; sister-in-law Ethel Bartel of Hillsboro; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorial funds for Parkside Homes or Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church have been established.

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