Deaths (July 1, 2009)


Walter Ediger

Ediger.jpg Walter Ediger, 85, a teacher and administrator, died Friday, June 26, at Northwest Medical Center, Bella Vista, Ark.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at the Training Center on the campus of Fellowship Bible Church, 1051 W. Pleasant Grove Rd., Rogers, Ark., with pastor Mickey Rapier officiating.

He was born Oct. 21, 1923, to Frank C. and Martha Ediger, in Henderson, Neb. On May 27, 1944, he was married to Wanda Pauls, who survives.

Other survivors are Warren and Cheri Ediger, Karen and Phil Wantoch, Paul Ediger, Christi and Geoff Braun, and Beth and Miles Menne; brother, Frank, 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made in his name at Grace University, 1311 South 9th Street, Omaha, Neb.

Online condolences may be made at

Harold Ehrlich

Harold F. Ehrlich, 86, of Marion, retired military and a financial adviser, died Dec. 14, 2008.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 4, at the Marion Cemetery in Marion.

He was born April 20, 1922, to A.T. and Anna Ehrlich, in Marion. In 1954, he was married to Grace Ingram, who survives.

Other survivors include children Adrienne, Curt (Liesa) and Croft (Jenny) Ehrlich all of upstate New York; five grandchildren and sister Naomi Wheat of Iola.?

Delbert Kuhn

Delbert N. Kuhn, 70, a retired city superintendent of North Newton, died June 28 at Kansas Christian Home in Newton.

The service will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 2 at Kingdom Life Church in Hesston with pastor Scott Miller officiating. Burial will be at 9 a.m. at the Hesston Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 1 at Miller Funeral Home in Hesston. The family will be present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

He was born July 29, 1938, to Nathaniel and Velma (Wedel) Kuhn in Goessel. On Feb. 5, 1968, he was married to Diana Dillman, who survives.

Other survivors include sons Theron and Pattie Kuhn of Omaha, Neb., Steve Kuhn of Goessel, and Delbert R. and Diana Kuhn of Newton; daughters Delberta and Mike Plenert of McPherson, Dru Kroeker of Hutchinson, DeEdra Kuhn of McPherson and Deanna and Lannie McDonald of Texas; sisters Louise and Wilbert Hinrichs of Olpe, and Sandra and Bo Gray of Collinsville, Okla.; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Victory Junction and Newton Senior Center in care of Miller Funeral Home.

?John Summers?

John Henry Summers Sr., 87, a retired auto parts technician, died Sunday, June 28, at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion.

He was born Sept. 23, 1921, to Allen Marion and Ethel May (Hill) Summers in Metz, Mo. On Aug. 30, 1941, he was married to Iris Mae Raffety, who survives.

Other survivors include sons John Jr. and Lynna of Ponca City, Okla., and Edward A. of Marion; daughters Mary Jane and Richard O'Conner of Maron and Virginia A. "Ginger" and Ronald Mauck of Benton; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one nephew.

Memorials may be made to Carpenter Place of Wichita, the Marion City Library or the St. Luke Living Center and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Marion, KS 66861.?

Josephine Stroda

Josephine A. Stroda, 88, a homemaker, died Wednesday, June 24, at St. Luke Living Center in Marion.

The service was Saturday, June 27, at Holy Family Parish, St. Mark?s Catholic Church, Marion.

She was born April 21, 1921, to Clark and Martha (Schlotthauer) Johnston in Gale Township. On Sept. 14, 1943, she was married to Albert R. Stroda, who predeceased her.

She is survived by daughter JoAnn and Bill Fitzpatrick of Marion; siblings Walter and Anna Johnston of Grove, Okla., and Elnora Siemens of Salina; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke Living Center and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Marion, KS 66861.

More from Hillsboro Free Press
Letters, April 29, 2015
Appreciation for great volunteers I want to openly express my appreciation for...
Read More