Deaths (Jan. 12, 2011)

• Jodi Kay campbell, 15, died Thursday, Jan. 6, at Newton Medical Center, Newton.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Meridian Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, two miles east and two miles north of Hesston. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Moundridge Funeral Home and from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

She was born Feb. 6, 1995, to Roger and Marla Schmidt Campbell at Moundridge.

Survivors include her parents; brothers Tyler, Ethan, Jesse and Ivan, all of the home; grandmothers June Campbell of Goessel and Beatrice Riggs of Moundridge.

Memorials may be made to the Meadowlark Christian School or the Gospel Tract and Bible Society and sent in care of Moundridge Funeral Home, 115 W. Cole St., Moundridge, KS 67107-8830.


• mary alice haefner, 90, retired teacher, died Jan. 1 at Salem Home in Hillsboro.

Services were Jan. 7 at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Lincolnville with pastor Alan Stahlecker officiating. Interment followed at the Lincolnville Cemetery.

She was born May 24, 1920, to Archibald and Ella Harkness in Delavan. On April 6, 1944, she was married to Art Haefner, who predeceased her in 1990.

Survivors include children Barbara and William Schwarz of Mansfield, Texas and Keith of Sawyer; grandchildren Tricia and Don Treude and Jacob Treude.

A memorial has been established with Salem Home.


• Lois e. jost, 94, retired dispatcher and jail matron, died Jan. 9 at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12. Visitation is noon until service time, both at Zeiner Funeral Home with pastor Vernon Bowers officiating. Burial will be at Marion Cemetery.

She was born June 13, 1916, to Joseph E. and Fay Ellen Selvy Scharenberg in Marion. On Oct. 28, 1938, she was married to June Jost, who predeceased her March 4, 2010.

Survivors include children Gaila and Ed Falls of Hot Springs, Ariz., Donna Ames of Derby, Rita and Doug Janzen of Sedgwick and Dean and Bobby Jost of Minneapolis; siblings Orville Scharenberg of Mapleton, Leo and Dorothy Scharenberg of Hillsboro and Fern Jost of Kearney, Neb.; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Marion Assisted Living in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS, 66861.



• Vincent J. Nikkel, 49, feed lot manager and real estate broker of Hillsboro, died Jan. 9 at Hillsboro Community Hospital, Hillsboro.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe, Hillsboro, with pastor Loyal Martin officiating. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and with family from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, at Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro. Burial will be at Ebenfeld Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.

He was born April 14, 1961, to Leon D. and Karen (Rodgers) Nikkel of Lehigh. On Feb. 18, 1989, he was married to Jessie Jost, who survives.

Other survivors include his parents and daughters Jani Nikkel and Taylor Nikkel, both of Hillsboro.

Memorials may be made to his children’s education fund and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro, KS 67063-1727.

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• bruce k. otte, 59, a farmer, of Moundridge, died Jan. 7 as the result of a farm accident.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Canton.

He was born Jan. 20, 1951 at Moundridge to Henry and Adeline Vogts Otte. He was a self-employed farmer. He married Diane A. Gehring on Aug. 7, 1970 at Moundridge. Survivors include his wife, Diane; daughter, Carina and Brent Knight, Moundridge; son, Ryan and Timmi Otte, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; grandchildren, Rachel, Emily, Joshua, Hayden and Gage; mother, Adeline Otte, Canton; brother, Roger and Cheryll Otte, Canton and their children, Matthew and Chris Hill; parents-in-law, Homer and Neva Gehring, Moundridge; brother-in-law, Don and Robin Gehring, Morrison, CO. and their children, Anna and Ezra; and a host of other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, in care of the funeral home.

• Wesley Regier, 90, retired farmer and stockman, died Jan. 3 at Salem Home in Hillsboro.

Services were Jan. 7 at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe, with pastors Clint Seibel and Loyal Martin officiating. Burial was at Ebenfeld Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.

He was born Sept. 7, 1920, to Henry and Tina (Rempel) Regier in rural Marion. On June 19, 1945, he was married to Evelyn Seibel, who predeceased him in 2009.

Survivors include daughter Karleen Vost of Hillsboro; brothers Herb Regier and Arnold Regier; sisters Luella Popp and Marge Christensen; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church or Hospice Care of Kansas and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro, KS 67063-1727.

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• Dorothy “Dottie” schmidt, 96, of North Newton died Jan. 9 at Kidron Bethel Village.

Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 12 at Tabor Mennonite Church Cemetery in Newton, followed by a celebration of life service at 10:30 a.m. at Tabor Mennonite Church.

She was born Nov. 10, 1914, to Peter and Agnetha (Reimer)?Frey in Goessel. Her husband Arnold H. Schmidt predeceased her.

Survivors include children Donavon and Deloris Schmidt, Karen and Robert Unrau, Geneva Reimer, Vera and James Wuertz, Rollin and Brenda Schmidt; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Tabor Mennonite Church in care of Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main St., Newton, KS 67114.

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