Deaths (Mar. 9, 2011)

? Bonnie d. crandall, 88,

a homemaker and nurse?s aide, died Feb. 27 at Salem Home in Hillsboro.

A memorial service was March 3 at Lincolnville United Methodist Church, 411 N. Newton, Lincolnville, with pastor Faye Wagner officiating.

She was born Aug. 18, 1922, to Guy and Clara (Anderson) Ash in McPherson. On Aug. 4, 1946, she was married to Earl Crandall, who predeceased her.

Survivors include daughter Ann and John Gorsage of Loveland, Colo.; sister Yvonne and Delbert Hoppes of Galva; one grandson and one great-grandson.

Memorials may be made to Salem Home Patient Fund and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861-1523.


? Alice (voth) duerksen, 79,

died March 1 at Bethesda Home, Goessel.

A private burial was at Alexanderwohl Cemetery. A memorial service was Saturday at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, Goessel. Her husband, Milton Duerksen of rural Goessel, survives.

Other survivors include children Carol Duerksen and Maynard Knepp, Marlo and Lynette Duerksen, Gary and Angie Duerksen, all of rural Goessel; four grandchildren; brother Elmer and Lynne Voth of rural Goessel and sisters Wilma and Alvin Schmidt of rural Walton, Hulda and John Schrag of North Newton and Darlene and Jerry Schroeder of rural Goessel.

Memorials may be made to either Mennonite Central Committee or Bethesda Home and sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 303 E. Main, Goessel, KS 67053.


? Dianne j. heidel, 62,

retired school custodian and hospice volunteer, died March 6 at her home in Hillsboro.

A memorial service was March 9 at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church.

She was born July 10, 1948, to Harold and Elda Martens Pschigoda in Hillsboro. Her husband, Larry Heidel of Hillsboro, survives.

Other survivors include daughters Melody and Kevin Davidson of Hays and Tammy and Chris Merrick of Wichita; son Randy and Tammy of Buhler; brother Jay Pschigoda of Hillsboro; sister Rosemary Friesen of Hillsboro; father of Hillsboro; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or the American Leukemia Association and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Marion, KS 66861, also in charge of arrangements.


? Robert w. nickel, 68,

a locomotive engineer, died March 6 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 10, at First Mennonite Church, 102 S. Ash Street, Hillsboro, with pastor Keith Harder officiating. Burial will be at Lehigh Mennonite Cemetery in rural Lehigh.

Visitation is from 8 a.m. until service time at the church.

He was born Feb. 21, 1943, to Huldrich and Sarah (Rempel) Nickel in Hillsboro.

Survivors include sons Chris and Annjanette of Wichita and Tony and Shalom of Wichita; brothers Jerry Nickel of Mercedes, Texas and Cliff Nickel of Hillsboro and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro, KS 67063-1727.

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? tillie d. schmidt, 88,

a homemaker, of Marion, died March 3, at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

Services were March 5, at Strassburg Baptist Church, 2249 Pawnee, Marion. Burial was at Buhler East Cemetery, Buhler.

She was born July 29, 1922, to H.B. and Lena (Nachtigal) Regier, in Turpin, Okla. On Aug. 1, 1943, she was united in marriage to Marvin Schmidt, who predeceased her.

Survivors include daughter Sherri and Jerry Groening of Marion; brother Arnold Regier of Liberal; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS, 66861.

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