Deaths, Feb. 25, 2015

? EARL C. JANZEN, 85, of Peabody, employed at Bud?s Conoco, the Alfalfa Mill, Riddle Quarries and retired from Marion Elevator, died Feb. 21 at Presbyterian Manors in Newton.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25 at Peabody Christian Church.

Burial will be at Marion Cemetery.

He was born May 24, 1929, to Frank and Katherine (Martens) Janzen on a farm northeast of Canada. On Oct. 7, 1949, he was married to Lucy Sandwell, who survives.

Other survivors include daughters Marilyn and husband Ray Cook of Newton and Karen and husband Arlen Ewy of Wichita; daughter-in-law Phoebe Janzen of Florence; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Gentiva Hospice, Peabody Senior Center or Peabody Christian Church and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS 66861.

? LEROY RATZLAFF, 91, died Feb. 19 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 27, at Tabor Mennonite Church, 891 Chisholm Trail Road, Newton.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bethesda Home Chapel, 408 E. Main, Goessel.

Burial will follow the service at Tabor Cemetery with pastors Phil Schmidt and Rosie Jantz and Galen Markley officiating.

He was born Jan. 8, 1924, to John and Mary Enns Ratzlaff at Goessel. On Oct. 28, 1946, he was married to Viola Schmidt, who predeceased him May 27, 2014.

Survivors include children Sidney and wife Bonnie Ratzlaff of Newton, Francine and husband Ron Duerksen of Lehigh, Stephanie and husband David Harvey of Martinsburg, W.V., and Madelyn and husband Rolland Lytle of Medicine Lodge; sister-in-law Cora Schmidt of Hesston, nine grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Bethesda Nursing Home or The Navigators and sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 303 E. Main, Goessel, KS 67053.

? ELFEA LOUISE TOWNSEND, 99, an artist, musician and homemaker, died Feb. 18 at Enterprise.

The service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Old Mission Mortuary, 3424 E. 21st St., Wichita.

Burial will be at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Wichita.

She was born Oct. 18, 1915, to John and Augusta (Hamm) Schettak in Dickinson County. Her husband, Wilbur, preceded her in death.

Survivors include children Carolyn and husband Bill Rutherford of Wichita, Madolyn and husband Bill Shields of Parsons and Michael and wife Lynne Townsend of Abilene; sister Frances Kreutziger of Hillsboro; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

? HILDA A. VOGT, 88, died Feb. 17 at Hillsboro Community Hospital.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe, with pastor Loyal Martin officiating.

Visitation with the family is from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, also at HMBC.

She was born March 25, 1926, to Dietrich and Anna (Dick) Thiessen at Inman. On May 31, 1949, she was married to John Vogt, who survives.

Other survivors include son Michael and wife Georgia of Sterling; daughters Brenda and husband Lynn Plett of Taylor Mill, Ky., and Janette and husband Don Brubacher of Hillsdale, Mich.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Mennonite Brethren Missions or Celebrate Hope and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington, P.O. Box 266, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

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