Jonah Kliewer, 75

Jonah C. Kliewer, 75, former professor of music at Tabor College, died July 12 in Hillsboro.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 22 at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church with David Plett officiating.

The family will receive guests from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, July 21 at Hillsboro M.B. Church.

He was born May 8, 1933, to J.C. and Mary Thomas Kliewer in Isabella, Okla. On June 24, 1955, he was married to Elinor Ewert, who survives in Hillsboro.

He is also survived by three sons, Jan Kliewer of Powell, Wyo., Kenneth Kliewer of Hillsboro, and David Joel Kliewer of Newton; a daughter, Joan Kennedy of Omaha, Neb.; brothers Vernon Kliewer of Newton and Steve Kliewer of Isabella; a sister, Mary Elinor Gaede of Reedley, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial fund has been established with the Jonah Kliewer Scholarship Fund for the music department at Tabor.

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