Deaths (Jan. 18, 2012)



a homemaker, died Jan. 13 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church, 610 S. Main St., Hillsboro, with pastor Roy Keller officiating.

Visitation is from 9 a.m. until service time at the church. Burial is at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at Sunset Memorial Garden, Garden City.

She was born June 9, 1919, to C.C. Harms and Anna (Quiring) Harms at Tulare County, Calif. On May 6, 1955, she was married to Dan E. Ens, who predeceased her in 1990. On Sept. 22, 1992, she was married to Fred Friesen, who predeceased her in 2005.

Survivors include sons timothy Dean and Tammy Ens of Wichita, Alvin Dwight and Kimberly Ens of Olathe and Howard Ens of Hammond, Ind.; daughters Shirley Wiens of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Laura Fraley of Lemoore, Calif.; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Parkside Homes or American Cancer Society and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro, KS 67063.

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a homemaker of Marion, died Jan. 9 at St. Luke Living Center in Marion.

Services were Jan. 13 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 229 Walnut St., Marion, with pastor Joshua Wesner officiating. Burial was at Claney Cemetery, rural Marion.

She was born Feb. 24, 1924, to Herman and Emma Kaiser Henke at Lincolnville. On Sept. 2, 1945, she was married to Harold Swanson, who predeceased her. She was later married to Lapole Klein, who also predeceased her.

Survivors include sons Richard Swanson of Crawford, Neb., Dennis and Janet Swanson of Gold Canyon, Ariz., and Rene and Terry Swanson of Thornton, Colo.; a daughter Beverly and David Gibson of Spiro, Okla.; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, St. Luke Living Center, or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Marion, KS 66861.


of Lindsborg, died Jan. 8.

Services were Jan. 12 at Evangelical Covenant Church, Lindsborg. Burial was at the Burdick United Methodist Cemetery in Burdick.

She was born March 26, 1922, to Albert and Mabel (Carlson) Lindberg in Lindsborg. On Aug. 17, 1951, she was married to Eldon Nelson, who predeceased her on Sept. 11, 2004.

Survivors include sons Stanley and Joyce Nelson of Marysville and Gary and Linda of Lenexa; daughter Donna and Steve Hanneman of Peabody; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and many cousins and family friends.

Memorials may be to Evangelical Covenant Church in Lindsborg or Bethany Home and sent in care of Christians Funeral Home, 103 N. Washington, Lindsborg, KS 67456.

Condolences may be sent via: www.ChristiansFuneral


employed at a distribution plant, of Marion and formerly of Enterprise and Junction City, died Jan. 11 at Via Christi?St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.

Services were Jan. 17 at Valley United Methodist Church, 300 E. Santa Fe St., Marion. Burial will be at Marion Cemetery.

She was born June 18, 1949, to George and Letha Wolf Nelson.

Survivors include children Larry Veltman and Michelle Adamson of Goddard, Lana and Tim Stevenson of Marion; siblings Denise Pierson of Hanover, Danny Nelson of Junction City, Jeannine Baughman of Salina and Stuart Nelson of Enterprise and six grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Relay for Life of Marion County, and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS 66861, in charge of arrangements.


a retired teacher, died Jan. 10 at Kidron Bethel Village, North Newton.

Services were Jan. 14 at Faith Mennonite Church, 627 Northridge Road, Newton, with pastor Gordon Smith officiating. Burial was at Haven of Rest Cemetery in Hillsboro.

She was born June 7, 1933, to Otto and Ella (Sperling) Bachman at Newton. She was married to J. Wendell Wiens of Newton, who survives.

Other survivors include a daughter Annelle and Tom Claassen of Salina.

Memorials may be made to the Newton Treble Clef Club or Kidron Bethel Building and sent in care of Faith Mennonite Church, 627 Northridge Road, Newton, KS 67114.



of Florence and a cashier at Wal-Mart in Newton, died Jan. 9 in an automobile accident on U.S. Highway 50, near Walton.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Aulne United Methodist Church, 140th and Pawnee Roads, rural Marion. Visitation was 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion. Burial will be at Ebenfeld Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.

She was born Nov. 25, 1961, to Ivan and Bernice Winter at Goessel.

Survivors include sisters Denice Jones of Frisco, Texas, and Neletha Cerutti of Vienna, Va.; stepbrothers J. Barry Nelson of McPherson, Kent Nelson of Lawrence and Dwight Nelson of Marion; stepmother Lois Winter of Florence and five nephews.

Memorials may be made to Aulne United Methodist Church and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861.

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