Ronald E. Unruh

Ronald E. Unruh, 87, Durham, died on April 12, 2021, at Schowalter Villa in Hesston.

He was born on November 13, 1933, to Wesley and Ellen (Pankratz) Unruh North West of Durham on the Family farm. He married Dora Duerksen on June 1, 1955, at Alexanderwohl Church rural Goessel.

Survivors include wife: Dora Unruh of rural Durham; sons, Mark (Barbara) Unruh of rural Durham, Warren (Anita) Unruh of rural Tampa; daughters, Brenda (Jim) Enns of rural Hillsboro, Deb (Lon ) Hiebert of rural Peabody; sister-in-law, Shirley Unruh of Hutchinson; 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The Celebration of Life service was at 2 pm on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Durham Baptist Church officiated by Pastor Brad Penn.

Interment was at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Peace Valley Cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 pm on Friday at Trinity Mennonite Church in Hillsboro.

Memorials to Mennonite Disaster Service, Peace Valley cemetery, or Durham Baptist Church in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063.

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