Vernon Goentzel, 87, former International Harvester store employee in Marion, died Feb. 5 at the Hillsboro Community Medical Center Long Term Care Unit.
The funeral was Feb. 9 at Eastmoor United Methodist Church in Marion. He was buried with military rites at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery.
He was born March 17, 1920, to Peter and Mary Goertz on the family farm near Marion. On Sept. 16, 1949, he was married to Wanita Ewert, who survives in Hillsboro.
He is also survived by a son, John and Marlene of Marion; two daughters, Jocelyn Classen of Marion and Rose Mary and Craig Loewe of Colorado Springs; a brother, Ben of Durham; a sister, Ruth Goentzel of Hillsboro; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial fund has been established with the Kansas Society for Crippled Children in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS 66861.