Deaths (Oct 19, 2016)

• david fast, 86, of Hillsboro, died Oct. 13, at Parkside Home in Hillsboro.

A celebration of life service was Oct. 15 at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church with pastor Steve Schroeder officiating. Burial will be at Gnadenau Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.

He was born Feb. 27, 1930, to David and Elizabeth (Suderman) Fast at Adams, Okla. On Dec. 26, 1963, he was married to Martha Kroeker, who predeceased him in 2012. On Aug. 17, 2013, he was married to Ella Wiebe, who survives.

Other survivors include sons Eddie (Joan) Morales of Cincinnati, Ohio, Paul (Anita) Fast of Bolingbrook, Ill.; stepsons Carl (Marcella) Wiebe of Denver, Colo., Dale (Elizabeth) Wiebe of Pine Grove, Calif., Glenn (Maura) Wiebe of Hillsboro, Virgil (Susan) Schmidt Wiebe of St. Paul, Minn; stepdaughters Bev Wiebe of Hesston, Jan­ice (Ben) Wiebe Ollen­burger of Elkhart, Ind.; brothers Harold (Ann) Fast of Hillsboro, Jake (Mary Jane) Fast of Guymon, Okla.; sisters Viola Funk and Mildred (Don) Rosendale, all of Corn, Okla., Rose (Harold) Epp of Buhler and 18 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Mennonite Brethren Mission or Avant Ministries and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Online condolences may be sent to the family via: jostfuneralhome.com

• francis v. (schattak) kreutziger, 96, of Marion, died Oct. 13, at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

The service was Monday, Oct. 17, at Eastmoor United Methodist Church, Marion. Burial was at Mari­on Cemetery.

She was born July 25, 1920, to John and Augusta (Hamm) Schattak at Hillsboro. On Nov. 27, 1941, she was married to Wilbert Kreutziger, who predeceased her Dec. 27, 1985.

Survivors include sons Wayne and wife Neva of Hillsboro, Warren and wife Donna of Canada and Willis and wife Joyce of Mound­ridge; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorials may be made to Eastmoor United Metho­dist Church and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS, 66861.

Condolences may be sent to the family via: zeinerfuneralhomes.com.

• dora schmidt, 100, of Goessel, died Oct. 14, at Bethesda Nursing Home, Goessel.

The service is at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, at Alex­an­derwohl Mennonite Church, Goessel. Burial will be at 10 a.m., prior to the service.

Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Bethesda Home Chapel with family greeting friends from 6:30-8 p.m.

She was born May 9, 1916, to Peter M. and Agnes (Schmidt) Schroeder in Marion County. On Oct. 26, 1940, she was married to Sam F. Schmidt, who predeceased her.

Survivors include son Larry and wife Diane Schmidt of Kansas City; daughters Karen and husband Roy Monroe of Emporia and Shirley Szabo of New Britain, Conn.; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and one step-great-great-granddaughter.

Memorials may be made to the Bethesda Nursing Home or Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church and sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 303 E. Main, Goessel, KS 67053.

• james “Jim” russell thurston, 79, of Burdick, founder of Round-up En­ter­prises in Hillsboro and other businesses associated with oil field storage tanks and related products, died Oct. 12 at the Gold­en Living Cen­ter of Chase County, Cotton­wood Falls.

Cremation took place with the service planned at a later date. Burial will be at Prairie Grove Cemetery near Cottonwood Falls, and scheduled also at a later date.

He was born Feb 5, 1937, to Edward C. and Osha (Jack) Thurston in Chase County. On Nov. 24, 1957, he was married to JoAnn Buchman, who survives.

Other survivors include sons Lou and wife Lori Thurston of Hillsboro and Kirk and wife Angela Thurston of Harper; daughters Debra and husband Terry Scott of Allen, Texas, and Marty Thurston and Wayne Criger of Plano, Texas; sister Charlotte Daw­son of Marion; seven grandchildren and seven great­­-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Asso­cia­tion and sent in care of the Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, P.O. Box 220, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845.

Condolences may be sent to the family via: brown-bennett-alexander.com, also in charge of arrangements.