Deaths (Feb. 6, 2013)

? ellen hein, 73,

of Roseburg, Ore., died Jan. 8 at Middlefield Oaks Assisted Living in Cottage Grove, Ore.

A burial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Marion City Cemetery.

She was born March 10, 1939, to Otto and Irene (Poland) Goddard in Florence. Her husband, Vernon Hein, survives.

Other survivors include children Charles Hamm and Debbie Hamm.

Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861, was in charge of arrangements.


? alvin elmer koch, 89,

a farmer, died Jan. 29 at Medicalodge in Clay Center.

The service was at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 1 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clay Center, with pastor Paul Tessaro officiating.

Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery in Clay Center.

He was born Dec. 12, 1923, to Herman and Lena (Spilker) Koch at Clay Center. On May 6, 1951, he was married to Flora Beikmann, who predeceased him March 2, 2005.

Survivors include daughters Ruth and Duane Kliewer and Lois Shope, all of Hillsboro; son Aaron Koch of Salina and seven grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Medicalodge and sent in care of Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, 918 Seventh St., Clay Center, KS 67432.

Online condolences may be sent to the family via:


? lillian peters, 89,

a licensed practical nurse, died Jan. 29 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

The service was Feb. 2 at Trinity Mennonite Church, Hillsboro, with pastor Jeff Wintermote officiating.

Burial was at Haven of Rest Cemetery, 190th Road, Hillsboro.

She was born July 4, 1923, to Reinhard and Anna (Hiebert) Funk in rural Hillsboro. On May 29, 1946, she was married to Harvey Peters, who predeceased her in 2011.

Survivors include sons Don Peters of Mission, Texas, Roger and Eva Peters of Marion and Dwight and Lisa Peters of Houston, Texas; daughter Arlene and Alvin Hett of Hillsboro; sister Alice Schmidt of Goessel; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Camp Mennoscah or Mennonite Central Committee and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro, KS 67063, in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family via:


? wilbur ?gene? redger, 86,

of Newton, a retired producer in Tampa and Newton and custom wheat farmer, died Feb. 2 at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita.

The service was Feb. 5 at the Church of the Nazarene, Newton.

Burial was at Peace Valley Cemetery in Durham.

He was born Sept. 20, 1926, to Adolph and Nora Jantz Redger in Hillsboro. On Aug. 23, 1951, he was married to Jaraine Mae Decker, who survives.

Other survivors include sons Randy and Tina of Peabody, Perry and Lesa and Rickey and Susan, all of Newton; daughters Vickie and Mike Brockman, Tamie and Tim Larez, Treva and Steve Robbins, all of Newton, and Ramie and Terry Stanford of Burrton; brother Dean Redger of Little Rock, Ark.; daughter-in-law DeeAnn Redger of Newton; 20 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and sent in care of Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton KS 67114.

Condolences may be left at:

Broadway Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.


? dorothy h. widler, 82,

retired from banking, died Jan. 30 at her home in Marion.

A memorial service was Feb. 2 at Marion Presbyterian Church.

She was born Dec. 22, 1930, to Everett and Cerece (Dowell) Wade in Burns. On July 23, 1950, she was married to Ronald L. Widler, who predeceased her.

Survivors include children Steve and Vanessa Widler of Washington, Iowa and Jeannie and Brad Wildin of Marion and their families.

Memorials may be made to Marion Presbyterian Church and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS 66861, in charge of arrangements.





































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