Deaths (May 5, 2011)

? alvin boese, 94,

died May 1. Arrangements are pending at Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 303 E. Main, Goessel, KS 67053.


? harriet a. Bruner, 98,

died May 1 at her home at Marion Reservoir.

Services were May 3 at the Holy Family Parish, St. Mark?s Catholic Church in Marion. Burial was at Burns Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 17, 1912, to Harry and Nellie (Reynolds) Easley in Emporia. On July 25, 1934, she was married to Daniel Warren Bruner, who predeceased her.

She is survived by her son Bob Bruner of Florence; daughter-in-law Colleen Bruner of Florence; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and caregiver Charlotte Coleman of Marion.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Kansas or Holy Family Parish and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion.


? John l. gonzalez, 85,

a registered nurse and retired car salesman of Hillsboro, died April 29 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita.

Services were May 2 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 419 Poplar St., Halstead, with Father Steve Baxter officiating. Burial was at Halstead Cemetery.

He was born July 20, 1925, to Eleodoro and Herlinda (Castillo) Gonzalez at Valley Center. On June 19, 1947, he was married to Mary Cleo Martinez, who predeceased him March 18, 2009.

Survivors include sons Chester and Irma Gonzalez of Newton, Jon Gonzalez Jr. of Wichita, Robert and Monique Gonzalez of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Frank and Cindy Gonzalez of San Antonio, Texas; daughter Rebecca and Kyle Low of Wichita; brothers Roman and Catherine Gonzalez of Walton and Fred Gonzalez of Newton; sister Jenny Sanchez of Derby; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association and sent in care of Kaufman Funeral Home, 418 Chestnut St., Halstead, KS 67056.


? Carl penner, 85,

Peabody, a railroad employee of 38 years, died April 28 at his home.

A memorial service was held May 3 at Peabody Christian Church. Burial was at Peabody Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 27, 1926, to Abraham and Elizabeth (Gaede) Penner. In 1962, he married Georgia Cooper, who predeceased him. He was also predeceased by his siblings and a son, Pete Haviland.

He is survived by a son, Albert Haviland of Wichita; daughters Rosalene Thomason of Peabody, Violet and Fred Flippin of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Mary Kathryn and Rick Hutchins, Martha JoAnn Johns and Janice Ashley all of Newton; and many grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established for Peabody Christian Church.


? elmer ?gene? schaffer, 73,

formerly of Florence, a power lineman, died April 29 at Hospice House in Hutchinson.

Services were May 3 at Marion Christian Church,140 Elm St., Marion. Burial was at the Marion Cemetery.

He was born June 4, 1937, to Alexander and Rosalia (Legleiter) Schaffer at La Crosse.

Survivors include children Jim of Kansas, Linda and Tom Pyle of Towanda, Kimberly and LeRoy Kellum of Burlison, Tenn., Thomas and Lorie of Brighton, Mo., and Vickie and Rich Fine of Marion; siblings Bennie and Bunnie of Tallahassee, Fla., Albert of Kansas City, Richard and Virginia of Marion, Blanche Doonan of Hoisington, Ida Pfeifer of La Crosse, Caroline Decker of Salina and Dorothy Cavannah of Sedona, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice and Homecare of Reno County or Good News Fellowship and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St, Marion, KS 66861.


? michelle schroeder, 50,

a homemaker of Goessel, died April 28 at Newton Medical Center in Newton.

Services were May 3 at Alexanderwohl Church, Goessel, with pastor Steve Schmidt officiating. A private burial was at Alexanderwohl Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 18, 1961, to Ken and Shirley Clark Saxton in Wichita. On Feb. 14, 1981, she was married to Ron Schroeder, who survives.

Other survivors include her mother of Newton; daughters Kalena and Jesse Myers of Olathe, Jessica and Chad Schrag of Hesston, Raney of Goessel; brother Jeff Saxton of Newton; sister Camille Dreiling of Salina and two grandsons.

Memorials may be made to the grandchildren?s fund in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home 303 E. Main, P.O. Box 96, Goessel, KS 67053.


? ROY E. UNRUH, 83,

longtime owner of the Sausage House in Peabody, died April 15 at Peabody.

The service was Sunday, May 1, at Peabody United Methodist Church with pastor David Rayland presiding. The burial was private.

He was born Feb. 22, 1928, to J.E. and Hannah (Wedel) Unruh in rural Goessel. On Aug. 17, 1950, he was married to Arlene R. Penner, who survives.

He also is survived by a son, David D. of McPherson; two daughters, Cynthia Unruh of Springsdale, Ark., and Marilyn Unruh of Peabody; a brother, Harold of Goessel; two sisters, Eleanora Goertzen of Goessel and Janet Kaufman of Mound?ridge; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with the Peabody United Methodist Church, Peabody Fire Department and Peabody Senior Center.

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