Deaths (December 23, 2015)

? Wesley R. Fenske, 97, a U.S. Army veteran and farmer of Lost Springs, died Dec. 19 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

The service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, at St. John?s Lutheran Church in Lincolnville. Interment with military rights will be in the Lincolnville Cemetery.

Visitation with family will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion.

He was born April 13, 1918, to Otto and Emilie (Kaiser) Fenske. On Aug. 1, 1942, he was married to Pauline Meyer, who preceded him in death.

Survivors include daughters Frosty Wise and Bob of Olathe, Margaret Fenske of Blue Springs, Mo., and Mary and Duane Sharp, also of Blue Springs; sons John and Jan Fenske of Valley Center and Robert and Liz Fenske of Mulvane; seven grandchildren and eight grandchildren.

A memorial has been established for St. John?s Lutheran Church, in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS 66861.

Online condolences may be left at zeinerfuneralhomes.com.

? Lois Frey, 83, with Frey?s Jewelers/Frey?s Watch Repair until it closed, died Dec. 15 at her home in Hesston.

A memorial service was Dec. 21 at Hesston Mennonite Brethren Church with pastor Brad Burkholder officiating.

She was born May 18, 1932, to Peter and Kaete (Regier) Thiessen in Whitewater. On April 4, 1952, she was married to Kenneth L. Frey, who survives.

Other survivors include children Stephanie and Delbert Flaming of Wichita, Vickie and Lynel Unrau of Goessel, Joyce and Roger Vasconcells of Sykesville, Md., Emory and Rhonda Frey of Clearwater, Russ and Cindy Frey of Hesston; a brother, Floyd Thiessen; two sisters, Esther Stucky and Selma Entz; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to His Helping Hands in Wichita, in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 207 S. Lancaster, Hesston, KS 67062.

? bob hein, 78, of Hillsboro, died Dec. 14 at Salem Home in Hillsboro.

The service was Dec. 18 at Hillsboro United Metho?dist Church, 905 East D St.

Burial was at Durham Park Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 10, 1937, to Paul and Mary (Fisher) Hein of rural Durham. On Nov. 23, 1958, he was married to Janis Hatcher, who predeceased him in 2002.

Survivors include son Mike and wife Ashlie Hein of Hutchinson; daughters Brenda and husband Rick Moss of Hillsboro and Diana and husband Chris Thomsen of Hartford; sister Pearl and husband Bob Brandewiede of Newton; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Bob Hein Memorial Fund and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

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

? Tanner Lane Johnson, 22, serving in U.S. Army, died Dec. 14 at his residence in Ft. Carson, Colo.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, at Canton Christian Church. Interment with full military honors will be in the Canton Township Cemetery.

He was born Aug. 2, 1993, to Jeffery Ty and Linda Joy (Morris) Johnson in Salina. On May 13, 2014, he was married to Amanda Fisher, who survives.

Other survivors include his father, Ty Johnson of Hillsboro; two sisters, Lakyn and Lynne Johnson, both of Hillsboro; grandparents Naomi Morris of Canton, and Lee and Genie Swenson of Lindsborg.

Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Olson?s Mortuary in Canton.

Memorials have been established with The Wounded Warrior Project or the 509 Parachute Infantry Division, in care of Olson?s Mortuary.

? Jackie Mickels, 82, died Dec. 17 at Comfort Care Homes of Harvey County.

A Celebration of Life service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church with pastor Steve Schroeder officiating.

She was born April 27, 1933, to John T. and Elma S. (Wiens) Wiebe at Dalhart, Texas. Her husband, Donald Mickels, predeceased her in 2010.

Survivors include daughters Kim and Dave Kroeker of Hillsboro, Penni and Steve Schroeder of Hillsboro, and Leslie and Tim Brown of Kearney Neb.; sisters Delores Harms of Grant, Neb., and Connie Knoll of Omaha, Neb.; 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Gideon?s International or Parkview MB Church Deacon Fund, in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Online condolences may be left for the family at jostfuneralhome.com.

? Vada Reimer, 89, of Hillsboro, died Dec. 14 in Hillsboro.

A Celebration of Life service was Dec. 19 at Parkview Mennonite Breth?ren Church in Hillsboro.

She was born April 4, 1926, to Alfred and Josephine (Isch) Wagler in Trenton, Iowa. In February 1947, she was married to Albert Reimer, who survives.

Other survivors include sons Gerald and Lois Reimer of Tulatin, Ore., and Melvin Reimer of Hillsboro; daughters Charlene and Gordon Ediger of Lenexa, Janet and Monte Faul of Harvey, N.D., Beverly and Greg Dick of Baldwin City, Marcia and Ryan Schroeder of Kansas City, Mo; 29 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Parkview MB Church, in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at jostfuneralhome.com.

? Joyce (balzer) unruh,

Joyce Unruh
Joyce Unruh
84, formerly of Hillsboro and a librarian at Hillsboro Public Library, died Dec. 14 in Newton.

The funeral was Dec. 21 at Salem United Methodist Church in Newton.

She was born Jan. 27, 1931 to Herman and Hazel (Thomas) Balzer at Hillsboro. On June 27, 1952, she was married to Lee Unruh, who survives.

Other survivors include sons Michael and wife Trudy of Hesston, Kelly and wife Luz of Wichita and daughter Lori and husband Tom Lohrenz of Wichita; nine grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Associa?tion, 1820 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67214. Petersen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family via petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.