DEATH: Walden Duerksen

Walden Duerksen, 91, died July 18, 2019, at Bethesda Home, in Goessel, Kansas.

A Memorial Service will be held at Tabor Mennonite Church, rural Newton, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

The Visitation will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the church.

A Private Burial will be held at the Tabor Mennonite Cemetery.

Memorial Funds have been established for Wheat Heritage Engine and Threshing Club or Tabor Mennonite Church in care of Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro, Kansas.

He was born January 21, 1928, in Goessel, Kansas. He was the son of Gustav and Emma (Schmidt) Duerksen. On October 24, 1950, Walden married Susan Schmidt at the Tabor Mennonite Church.

He is survived by his wife Susan, his children: Tamara (Cal) Jost of Hillsboro, Kimberly (Darwin) Funk of Goessel, Londell (LeNora) Duerksen of Goessel, and Russell (Sandra) Duerksen of Hillsboro; a sister Emmalyn (John) Hiebert of Beatrice, NE; 11 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

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