Deaths (Week of March 14, 2007)


Randolf Flaming

 

Randolf P. Flaming, 78, retired farmer, died March 8 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

The service was held March 12 at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in rural Goessel with Lee Suderman and Linda Ewert officiating. Burial was at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Cemetery.

He was born Nov. 13, 1928, to John G. and Marie (Pankratz) Flaming in Goessel. On May 2, 1950, he was married to Laura Schmidt, who survives in Goessel.

He is also survived by two sons, Ron and Patricia of Akron, Pa., and Dwight M. and Tammy of Goessel; a daughter, Charlotte and Brian Warkentine of Chandler, Okla.; a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Flaming of Hesston; a sister, Marilyn Schmidt; a brother, Melvin; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials have been established with Agri-Urban and Mennonite Central Committee in care of Miller Funeral Home in Goessel.

 

Salome Friesen

 

Salome Friesen, 88, retired checkout clerk at Ben Franklin store, died March 10 at Hillsboro Community Medical Center.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro. The service is at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Hillsboro United Methodist Church with Nancy Douglas officiating. Burial will be at Haven of Rest Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.

She was born March 22, 1918, to John W. and Agatha (Wohlgemuth) Friesen in Collinsville, Okla.

She is survived by a brother, Ernest and Ella of Englewood, Colo.; and a sister-in-law, Joan Friesen of Hillsboro.

A memorial has been established with Hillsboro United Methodist Church.

 

Walter Gaede

 

Walter Gaede, 94, retired farmer, died March 12 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro.

The service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Trinity Mennonite Church in Hillsboro, followed by faspa at 4 p.m. and a committal service at 6 p.m. at the Johannestal Cemetery.

He was born May 5, 1912, to Elizabeth (Ewert) and Jacob H. Gaede in rural Hillsboro. He was married to Edna Funk, who survives.

He is also survived by a son, Delbert of Santa Cruz, Calif.; two daughters, Myrna and Randy Krehbiel of North Newton and Priscilla and Chuck Neal of Granbury, Texas; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Memorials have been established with Mennonite Central Committee, Parkside Homes and Harry Hynes Hospice.
Jim Helfer

 

James M. Helfer, 91, retired car salesman and businessman, died March 6 at St. Luke Living Center in Marion.

The service was held March 10 at Eastmoor United Methodist Church in Marion. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.

He was born March 1, 1916, to James A. and Mary Ellen (MacClaren) Helfer in Tonawanda, N.Y. He was married to Doris Marcum, who survives at St. Luke Living Center.

He is also survived by two daughters, Judi and David Burkett of Hesston and Vicki and Kevin Hoffer of Marion; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with St. Luke Foundation, Eastmoor United Methodist Church and the Alzheimer’s Association, in care of Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion.

 

Anna Janzen

 

Anna Janzen, 80, died March 7 at Hillsboro Community Medical Center.

The service was held March 10 at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro with John Ratzlaff officiating. Burial was at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 26, 1927, to Johann and Gertrude (Epp) Peters in Ukraine, Russia. On Feb. 16, 1958, she was married to Jacob Janzen, who died in 2002.

She is survived by a son, Jacob of Tahlequah, Okla.; a daughter, Annie Peterson of Higley, Ariz.; a sister, Agnes Peters of Hillsboro; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Mennonite Central Committee.

 

Gayle Kaub

 

Gayle Kaub, 80, retired U.S. Air Force, died March 11 at Golden Living Center in Marion.

The service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion with Don Mashburn officiating. Burial will be at Marion Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

He was born Oct. 29, 1926. In 1948, he was married to Dorothy Jones, who died Jan. 10.

He is survived by two sons, Danny of Fort Mohave, Ariz., and Ronnie of Ellsworth; a daughter, Sharen Bohn of Leon; four grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

 

Raymond Kraus

 

Raymond N. Kraus, 86, farmer and rancher, died March 6 in Marion.

The service was held March 10 at Holy Family Parish Church in Marion with Hien Nguyen officiating. Burial was at Marion Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 26, 1921, to Peter and Clara Weber Kraus in Schulte. On May 22, 1946, he was married to Rita Friess, who survives in Marion.

He is also survived by four sons, Don and Leroy, both of Marion, and Dennis and Paul, both of Wichita; two daughters, Alice Trego of Hampshire, Ill., and Lori Herzet of Marion; a brother, Leo of Wichita; a sister, Rosalie Friess of Wichita; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with the American Heart Association and Holy Family Parish in care of Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion.

 

Betty Martens

 

Betty Martens, 73, died March 8 at Hillsboro Community Medical Center.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro

Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 15, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hillsboro with Brett Huebner officiating. Burial will be at Lehigh Township Cemetery.

She was born April 20, 1933, to Jacob and Hulda May Dies in Lehigh. On Jan. 8, 1951, she was married to Elmer Martens, who died in 1987.

She is survived by two sons, Bruce of Lehigh and Jim and Virginia of Hillsboro; a daughter, Sandra and Terry Shaw of Hillsboro; three brothers, Harry Dies of Lehigh, Robert Dies of Oklahoma and Ronnie Dies of Lehigh; two sisters, Mildred Steinle and Carol Wilkening, both of Lehigh; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Zion Lutheran Church.

 

Sherman Morford

 

Floyd “Sherman” Morford, 86, retired farmer, rancher and paint contractor, died March 5 at South Wind Hospice House in Pratt.

Services were held March 10 at the First Christian Church in Greensburg. Inurnment followed the Military Graveside Honors in Fairview Cemetery in Greensburg.

He was born Jan. 25, 1921, to Joseph Allen and Della Criqui Morford in rural Greensburg. On Nov. 24, 1945, he was married to Dorothy Isabelle Brown, who survives.

He is also survived by a daughter, Sharman and Bill Thornton of Chanute; two sons, Quentin and Shari of Hillsboro and Craig and Brenda of Greensburg; a sister, Ione of Greensburg; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with First Christian Church of Greensburg and South Wind Hospice in Pratt, both in care of Fleener Funeral Home in Greensburg.

Bernice Unruh

 

Bernice (Bartel) Unruh, 84, died March 10 at Hillsboro Community Medical Center.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro.

Burial will be at 1 p.m. at Johannestal Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.

The service will be at 2 p.m. at Trinity Mennonite Church in Hillsboro with Tim Kliewer officiating.

She was born Sept. 15, 1922, to John and Sarah (Quiring) Bartel in Hillsboro. On March 20, 1942, she was married to Chester O. Unruh, who died in 2004.

She is survived by a daughter, Jean and Warren Winter of rural Hillsboro; a son-in-law, Paul Loewer of Branch, La.; a brother, R.J. Bartel of Hillsboro; a sister, Louetta LaRoe of Wichita; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Mennonite Central Committee and Trinity Men­nonite Church.


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