Deaths (Oct. 21, 2009)

Richard W. Banman,

86, of Goessel, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Harry Hynes Hospice Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita.

Services were held Saturday, Oct. 17, at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in rural Goessel.

Miller Funeral Home, 303 E. Main, Goessel, was in charge of arrangements.


John L. Franz,

70, of Buhler, died Saturday, Oct. 17, at Hospice House of Reno County, Hutchinson. His son, Scott and Pam Franz, reside in Hillsboro.

Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Buhler Mennonite Brethren Church with pastor Bruce Porter officiating.

Buhler Mortuary, 120 N. Main St., Buhler, KS 67522-9800, was in charge of arrangements.


Lorena Goossen,

79, of Goessel, died Thursday, Oct. 15, at Hillsboro Community Medical Center.

Services were held Monday at Grace Bible Church of McPherson, with pastor Rich Duerksen officiating.

Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington, Hillsboro, was in charge of arrangements.


Maurice J. Stroda,

82, of Ramona, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan.

Funeral mass was held Friday, Oct. 16, at St. John Nepomucene Church in Pilsen. Rosary was held Thursday.

He was born Dec. 31, 1926, to Joseph P. and Pauline (Schuster) Stroda. He graduated from Hope High School.

On Aug. 31, 1948, he was married to Margaret Vinduska at Pilsen. He farmed for awhile, worked at Beech and then Boeing Aircraft. In 1969, he became a Tri-County Telephone technician, working until retirement in 1988.

Stroda was active in the Knights of Columbus and was a past Grand Knight. He was a founding member of the Ramona Rural Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife, Margie, of Ramona; children: Tom Stroda of Austin, Texas; Terry and Bonnie Stroda of Spring, Texas; Marilyn Stroda of Andover; Bob and Leann Stroda of Salina; Arthur Stroda of Ramona; Elaine Carpentier of Salina; Jane and David Staats of Ramona; and Jim Stroda of Plainville; sister Evelyn Anderson of Fayetteville, Ark.; sister-in-law Mary Stroda of Hope; mother-in-law Amelia Vinduska of Marion; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial may be made to Fr. Kapaun Guild or the Ramona Memorial Bench Fund and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm Street, Marion, KS 66861.

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