Deaths

Evan A. Dirksen, 87,

of Goessel, died May 11 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice at Wichita.

The service and reception is from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 25 in the Alexanderwohl Church Fellowship Hall, 1304 Kansas Highway 15, near Goessel.

A private burial will be at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church Cemetery.

He was born Feb. 16, 1927, to Adolf N. and Martha Schmidt Dirksen at Goessel.

Survivors include sisters Erma Gallaway of Rose Hill and Velma and husband Vernon Frey of Newton; two sister-in-laws, Arzella Dirk?sen of Denver, Colo., and Sherland Dirksen of San Diego, Calif.; six nieces, five nephews, five great-nieces and 11 great nephews.

Memorials may be made to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and Bethesda Home and in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 303 E. Main St., P.O. Box 96, Goessel, KS 67053.

Vernon W. Friesen, 85,

died May 18 at Parkside Home in Hillsboro.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, at Hillsboro Mennonite Breth?ren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.

He was born Aug. 9, 1928, to Jesse and Lydia (Wiens) Friesen at Ingalls. His wife, Rachel Friesen of Hillsboro, survives.

He also is survived by sons Terryl and wife Tammy of Arlington, Texas, and Donnel and Donalee of Lenexa; daughters Sarita Blosser of Goessel and Jody and husband Brent Heizel?man of Lindsborg; brothers Orval of Freemont, Calif., Norman of Shafter, Calif., and Andy of Wichita; sister Arlene Dahl of Maple Grove, Minn., and 10 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Mexican Mission Ministries or Holt Adoption Agency and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Online condolences may be made to the family via jostfuneralhome.com.

Jerry Dean Myers, 75,

of Hillsboro, died May 18, at Newton Medical Center.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 23, at Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro. Visitation is from 9 a.m.until service time.

He was born April 6, 1939, to Edwin and Delores (Spunaugle) Myers in Eldorado.

Survivors include son Michael Myers of Marion; daughters Michele Carlson of Wichita and Melissa Kruse of Marion; brothers Gary Myers of Pratt and Michael Myers of McPherson and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. box 266, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Online condolences may be made to the family via: www.jostfuneralhome.com.

Ellen K. Nickles, 54,

of Hillsboro, died May 16 at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita.

The service was May 20 at Trinity Mennonite Church, 211 S. Elm, Hillsboro.

She was born April 22, 1960, to Ralph and Margaret (Unruh) Funk at Goessel.

Survivors include her mother of rural Hillsboro; sons M. Michael Nickles of Wichita, Jeremy Lee Nickles-Owen of Barton County, Nicholas C. Nickles of Wichita and Jacob Isaac Nickles of Topeka; daughters Angela Nicole Nickles of Wichita and Valerie Eileen Nickles; brothers Melvin Funk of Pueblo, Colo., and Vernon Funk of Lehigh; sisters Carol Houdyshell and Linda Funk, both of Wichita and Annette King of Hills?boro; and eight grandchildren.

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

Online condolences may be made to the family via: jostfuneralhome.com.

Charles Randolph Weinaug, 32,

owner and operator Midwest Windows, of Lawrence, died April 24 at his home.

The funeral was at his parent?s home in Lawrence and burial followed in the green section at Oak Hill Cemetery.

He was born March 4, 1982, to G. Craig and SallyDon Donalson Weinaug in Libertyville, Ill.

Survivors include his parents of Lawrence; fiancee, Amanda Steiner of the home; siblings Robert Carl Weinaug and wife Amy of Lawrence, Rebecca Knight and husband Nathan of Lebo and Clay Weinaug of Lawrence and one nephew.

Memorials may be made to the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center for the disabled so they can ski or to St. Nicholas Orthodox Christian Church and sent in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS 66044. Condolences may be sent to the family via: rumsey-yost.com.

Opal V. Wiebe, 89,

died April 21 at Wichita.

She was born to Lydia Ann Jansen and Cornelius Z. Wiebe.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at Memorial Park Scout House in Hillsboro.

Burial of her ashes will be at Parkview Fair Meadow (Gnadenau) Cemetery in Marion County.

Survivors include children Robert L. Nuckolls III of Medicine Lodge; Bonnie D. Nuckolls Maples of Cincin?nati, Ohio; April Nuckolls Jeanneret of Valley Center; and Timothy J. Nuckolls of Portland, Ore.; five grandsons and nine great-grandchildren.

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