Deaths (Week of August 15, 2007)

Eldon H. Harper


Eldon H. Harper, 75, former employee of Severy Co-op and national guardsman, died Aug. 8 at his home in McPherson.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at Canton Christian Church with pastor Birger Draget presiding. Burial will take place at Canton Township Cemetery.

He was born on March 28, 1932, to Henry William and Marie (Houghton) Harper. On Dec. 5, 1953, he was married to Patricia Bower, who survives.

He is also survived by six sons, Robert Harper of Wichita, Ralph Harper of El Dorado, Curt Harper of Holdrege, Neb., Sidney Harper of Canton, Eldon Harper of Canton and Ervin Harper of Hutchinson; two daughters, Jaquetta Million of McPherson and Velvola Brown of Colby; two sisters, Sister Madeleine Harper of Kissimmee, Fla. and Shirley Kiper of Kissimmee, Fla.; 24 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

The Eldon H. Harper Memorial Fund has been established in care of Olson?s Mortuary, Canton.


Larry W. Ebel


Larry Wayne Ebel, 63, former Co-op grain elevator worker, died Aug. 8 in Peabody.

The funeral was Aug. 13 at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro, officiated by pastor Stephen Humber. Burial was in the Durham Park Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 28, 1944, to Wayne and Norma (Rees) Ebel in Merced, Calif.

Survivors include a son, Brian Ebel of Vermont; two daughters, Karen and Steve Newton of Wyoming and Sharon Ebel and Paul Kohn of Oregon; and nine grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Marion Reservoir. Condolences may be sent to the family via

Lola L. Albrecht


Lola L. Albrecht, 74, wife and homemaker, died Aug. 8 at Hutchinson Hospital.

The funeral was Aug. 13 at St. John?s Lutheran Church in Lincolnville, officiated by pastor Alan Stahlecker. Burial took place at Lincolnville Cemetery.

Lola was born on March 12, 1933, to Lewis and Laura (Weichold) Blocker in Burdett. On April 17, 1960, she was married to Leland Albrecht, who survives.

She is also survived by two sons, Royden and Ginny Albrecht of Lincolnville and Rodney Albrecht of Burdett; two daughters, Janelle and Mike Rogers of Salina and Janise and Kris Lemuz of Wichita; three grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and two great-step-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with St. John?s Lutheran Church and The Lutheran Hour.


Richard A. Funk


Richard Alan Funk, 52, of Paola, former owner and operator of Dr. Vinyl based in Topeka and Lawrence, died Aug. 4 at his farm.

The funeral was held Aug. 8 at Westside Family Church, Lenexa.

He was born Nov. 30, 1954, to LaVern and Maxine Funk in Goessel. On Aug. 23, 1975, he was married to Dorothy Samuel, who survives.

He is also survived by his father and stepmother, Joyce Funk of Paola; three sons, Jesse Funk, Jason and Heather Funk, and Joshua Funk; one daughter, Emily Funk; two sisters, Janet and Ron Mitzner, Mary and Eric Leal; one brother, Russ Funk; and three grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Hope City and/or Forerunner Christian Fellowship, care of Wilson and Son Funeral Home, 305 N. Pearl St., Paola, 66071.


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