Deaths, March 4, 2015

? ARLYLE JOCH, 94, died Feb. 18 at Salem Home in Hillsboro. The service is planned this spring at Plymouth, Wis.

She was born Feb. 13, 1921, to Raymond and Melitta (Kaufmann) Wittkopp at Plymouth. Her husband, Harold Joch, predeceased her in 1999.

Survivors include sons Robert Joch of Plymouth and David Joch of Lewisburg, Ky.; daughters Pearl Grundl of Elkhart Lake, Wis., and Dorothy and husband Dennis Borowski of Cecil, Wis.; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Salem Home and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

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? THOMAS S. “TOM” MCLINDEN, 61, employed with the Marion County Road and Bridge Department and former police officer, died Feb. 24 at his home in Marion.

The funeral was Feb. 27 at Holy Family Parish, St. Mark?s Catholic Church, Marion. Burial was at Marion Cemetery.

He was born May 25, 1953, to Cecil and Stephania (Maloun) McLinden at Marion. On Aug. 19, 1972, he was married to Audrey A. Hajek, who survives.

Other survivors include daughters Ann McLinden of Marion, Amanda and husband Anthony Gardner of Pilsen and Tomi and husband Scott Weaks of Marlow, Okla.; sister Connie and husband Daryl Brooks of Marion and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to American Legion Post No. 22 of Marion and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Marion, KS 66861.

? NORMAN E. MUELLER, 89, co-owner of Cardie Oil, died Feb. 27 at Parkside Homes, Hillsboro.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 5, at Zion Lutheran Church, 106 N. Lincoln, Hillsboro. Burial will be at Marion Cemetery.

Visitation is from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion.

He was born June 6, 1925, to Gerhard and Ruth Anna (Utech) Mueller at Newton. On Sept. 16, 1948, he was married to Vivian Pope, who survives.

Other survivors include children Norm of Denver, Colo., Barry of Healdsburg, Calif., and Jo Wade Alexander of Salina; brothers Earl of Newton and Paul of Herington; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or Kansas Honor Flight and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861.

? HUBERT PILAND III, 52, employed or formerly employed at AMPI, AGCO and as a crew driver for BNSF, of Peabody, died Feb. 28 at Salem Home in Hillsboro.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 6, at Prairie Lawn Cemetery at Peabody, with pastor James Pohlman officiating.

He was born Dec. 16, 1962, to Hubert Piland II and Carol (Bloomer) at Ft. Knox, Ky. On June 4, 1981, he was married to Ronda Piland, who survives.

Other survivors include his mother of Peabody; son Aaron Scott Piland and brother Dan Piland of Peru, Ill.

Memorials may be made to Central Care Cancer Center of Newton Medical Center and sent in care of Baker Funeral Home, 114 N. Sycamore St., Peabody, KS 66866.

? BETTY LORAINE (ESAU) WIGHT, 89, retired registered nurse, of Greeley, Colo., and formerly of Hillsboro, died Feb. 22 at Good Samaritan Society, Beatrice, Neb.

The funeral was Saturday, Feb. 28, at St. Paul?s Congregational Church, Greeley.

Burial was at Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley.

She was born Dec. 5, 1925, to Henry and Susie (Koop) Esau at Hillsboro. On April 7, 1968, she was married to Dale Wight, who predeceased her on Dec. 1, 1994.

Survivors include daughter Melinda and husband Terry Doyle of Beatrice, Neb.; son Timothy and wife Jan Wight of Santa Barbara, Calif.; stepdaughter Angela and husband Richard Wade of Battle Creek, Neb.; stepson Michael and wife Sandy Wight of Waverly, Neb.; three grandchildren and one great-niece.

Memorials may be made to ?Send North? for the Jon and Maryanna Casey Mission Fund in care of Adamson Chapels, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634.

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