Deaths (Nov. 23, 2011)


retired restaurant cook, died Nov. 12 at Kidron Bethel Healthcare in North Newton.

Services were Nov. 19 at First Mennonite Church, 429 E. First St., Newton, with pastors Anita Kehr and Joan Boyer officiating. Burial was at West Zion Cemetery in rural Moundridge.

She was born Feb. 20, 1918, to Peter and Agnetha (Schmidt) Hiebert in Lehigh. On April 6, 1941, she was married to George Ratzloff, who predeceased her Sept. 22, 1954. She later was married to John Lohrentz on Sept. 3, 1964, who survives.

Other survivors include sons Phillip and Virgene Ratzloff of Inman and Don and Sharon Ratzloff of Buhler; daughters Gloria Fowler of Wisconsin Falls, Wis., and Geraldine and Lewis Wiebe of Newton; brother Adolph Hiebert of Hillsboro; sisters Linda Klassen of Goessel, Helen Jantz of McPherson and Hilda Ratzloff; 14 grandchildren; 18 step-great grandchildren and two step-great-great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Mennonite Central Committee or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and sent in care of Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main St., Newton, KS 67114-3493.

? LaVern Jacob Miller, 88,

a farmer, died Nov. 20 at Harry Hynes Hospice in Wichita.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Durham Baptist Church, Durham, with pastor Curtis Wiens officiating. Burial will be at Durham Park Cemetery in rural Durham.

He was born July 29, 1923, to John and Hannah (Hein) Miller at rural Durham. On June 9, 1946, he was married to Margaret Eck, who predeceased him in 2000.

Survivors include sons Marlin and Nancy Miller of Wichita and Norman Miller of Newton; daughters Ruth Ann and Alfred Monares of Newton and Marlene and Bob Herzet of Hillsboro; brother Floyd and Aileen Miller of Hillsboro; three step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Durham Baptist Church or Salem Home and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

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a homemaker of Marion, died Nov. 14 at St. Luke Living Center in Marion.

Services were Nov. 18 at Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion. Burial was at Claney Cemetery in rural Marion.

She was born Aug. 19, 1916, to Harry and Anna Wesley Linn in Marion. She was married to Chris Rosenberg, who predeceased her, and then was married to Ray Hanzen, who also predeceased her.

Survivors include daughter Valerie and Marion Schumacher of Hays; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one great-great grandchild.

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


a homemaker, died Nov. 16 at Salem Home in Hillsboro.

Services were Nov. 19 at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church with pastor Loyal Martin officiating. Burial was at Doyle Valley Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.

She was born Oct. 20, 1913, to Henry and Pauline (Winter) Hanneman in rural Hillsboro. On May 11, 1941, she was married to Daniel Rosfeld, who predeceased her in 2001.

Survivors include sons Melvin and Dea Rosfeld and Donald and Mary Rosfeld, both of rural Peabody; daughter Dolores and Lloyd Stone of South Hutchinson; brother Wilbur Hanneman of Hillsboro; sister Mildred Unger of Colorado Springs, Colo.; seven grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

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

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a homemaker, died Nov. 17 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

A memorial service was Nov. 22 at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church with pastors Linda Ewert and Steve Schmidt officiating. Burial was at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 31, 1920, to Albert and Minnie Lehrman Unruh at Goessel. On June 4, 1941, she was married to Alfred F. Schmidt at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, who predeceased her Oct. 8, 2000.

Survivors include son Nelson R. and Beverly J. of La Mirada, Calif.; daughter Connie and Jim Wiens of Goessel; five grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Albert and Minnie Unruh, two brothers Milton, and L. Marlyn Unruh.

Memorials may be sent to Bethesda Home in Care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 303 E. Main, P.O. Box 96 Goessel, KS 67053.

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