Services were held Dec. 31, 1997, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church
for Wesley Duerksen, 76, Lehigh farmer who died Dec. 28, 1997.
Born March 8, 1921, at Inola, Okla., he was the son of Peter and Marie
He attended French Creek School and graduated from Hillsboro High School.
He farmed with his father in the Hillsboro community and on Oct. 15,
1943, was married in Hillsboro to Martha Lovisa Wiens. They had one daughter
and three sons.
In 1947 the family moved to a farm west of Lehigh. In 1976 they moved
to the town of Lehigh, but he continued to farm.
He was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 1986, was seriously injured
in a fire in 1989, and in 1990 sold his farm and retired. The couple moved
to Hillsboro in 1995 and he eventually entered Parkside Homes due to declining
He had been a member of the Hillsboro-Durham-Lehigh Unified School
District Board of Education, the Lehigh Lions Club, sang in the Mennonite
Men's Chorus, volunteered at the Wichita Rescue Mission, and was active
in his church.
Survivors include his wife, Martha, Hillsboro; daughter Janet Franz,
Wichita; sons, Ronald of Lehigh, Randol of Hillsboro, and Rodean of Newton;
11 grandchildren; and two sisters, Edna Regehr and Ethel Bartel, Hillsboro.
Hazel Mae Ecker, 96, died Jan. 3, 1998, at Marion Manor nursing home
where she had been a resident for years.
The daughter of William and Sarah (King) Smith, she was born June 24,
1901, at Oak Hill.
She was married to Clinton James Ecker July 5, 1919, at Marion, and
had lived in Marion since that time.
She was a charter member of the Marion VFW Auxiliary and had been awarded
a 50-year pin.
She was a Gold Star mother of World War II. The local VFW post was
named in memory of her son, Marine Corporal Clinton James Ecker Jr., who
died in combat on Tarawa in 1943.
She also was a member Rebekah Lodge and Valley United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, sons Clinton
James Jr., and Larry; one grandchild; five brothers; and two sisters..
Survivors include sons Robert of New Orleans, La.; Maurice of Marion;
Dale of Redwood City, Calif., and Don of Wichita; daughter, Eileen Voth,
Ellinwood; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Lance Carrithers of Valley United Methodist Church officated
at the services Tuesday afternoon at Zeiner Funeral Home.
Burial was in Marion Cemetery.
Memorial funds have been established in her name with the VFW Auxiliary
and at Marion Manor.
Dale Hadley, 92, Hillsboro, died Jan. 5, 1998, at Salem Hospital. He
was a retired farmer and school custodian.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hillsboro Memorial Chapel.
Survivors include sons James of Hillsboro and Pearl of Yuma, Ariz.;
daughter, Joyce Steele of Moscow, Idaho; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-
Victor Hein, 80, formerly with Wiebe Tire Co. of Newton, died Dec.
29, 1997, at Marion Manor where had been a resident while suffering from
Born Oct. 19, 1917, near Durham, he was the son of John and Amelia
He grew up in the community and attended Warren Rural School.
On Oct. 11, 1941, he was married to Frances Flaming at Hillsboro. The
couple had five children.
In the 1950s they moved to Newton where he was employed as a mechanic
for automobile agencies and eventually became a tire serviceman for Wiebe
Tire Co. He retired in 1985 but continued to work for the firm on a part-time
basis until the 1990s.
He moved to Hillsboro in 1973 and was married to Amelia Eshelman April
Services were held Friday afternoon at Hillsboro Baptist Church with
burial in Durham Park Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Amelia, of Hillsboro; five children, Wilbur
Hein, Victoria Akers, Kenneth Hein, and Juanita Miller all of Newton, and
Sandra Halling of Bucklin; two step-children, Johnnie Tucker of Wichita
and Violet Neal of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brother, Leonard Hein of Hillsboro;
sister, Sylvia Grothe of Marion; 10 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren;
four great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
Bruce W. Jones, 81, Florence, died Dec. 30, 1997, at St. Luke Hospital
Born May 14, 1916, at Stoneington, Colo., he was the son of Albert
and Rebecca (Wilson) Jones.
He was married to Orvella Jones Dec. 24, 1972, at Florence.
A retired employee of Heckendorn Manufacturing Co., Cedar Point, he
was a member of the American Legion Post at Florence.
Survivors include his spouse, Orvella, of Florence; sons, Bruce of
Nulca, Colo., Danny, Fairchild, Wash., Walter, Longmont, Colo., Leonard,
Lewiston, Ill.; Allen, Nulca, Colo., James, Farmington, N.M., and John,
Englewood, Colo.; daughters, Barbara Jackson, Englewood, Colo., Carolyn
Jones, Longmont, Colo., Janet McQuestion, Nulca, Colo., and Laura Jones,
Nulca, Colo.; 21 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday morning at the graveside in Hillcrest Cemetery,
Florence, with the Rev. Leonard Jones and the Rev. Harold Jackson officiating.
A memorial fund has been established in his name with the Leukemia
Troy S. Malmgren
Troy Scott Malmgren, 26, died Dec. 21, 1997, in a one-vehicle accident
Born July 14, 1971, he was a lifetime resident of Wichita and the son
of Jerry and Edna Malmgren of Topeka.
Troy graduated from Wichita South High School and was a senior at Wichita
State University. He was the assistant manager at Tracy's Automotive.
One of his passions was working with cars, including his race car.
He enjoyed participating and attending sporting events. He took great pleasure
in helping others and always had time for his friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Curtis C. Padgett. Survivors
include his parents, Jerry and Edna Malmgren, Topeka; sister, Tari, Wichita;
grandparents, Leslie and Mary Etta Malmgren and Elizabeth Padgett, Florence;
aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.
Services were held Dec. 24 at Byrd-Hillside Funeral Home, Wichita,
with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery, Florence.
A memorial fund has been established in his name with Big Brothers
and Big Sisters, 219 N. St. Francis, Wichita KS 67202.
Elder C. "Dutch" Morse, 86, former resident of Marion, died Dec. 31,
1997, at San Bernardino, Calif.
Survivors include his daughter, Barbara Jean DeBey, Downs; brother,
Roger Morse, Marion; four grandsons; nine great-grandchildren; nieces,
nephews, and other relatives.
Memorial services for Elton "Pete" Petersen, 67, well-known Marion
community worker, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Valley United
Methodist Church with the Rev. Lance Carrithers officiating.
Born May 2, 1930, at Marion, he was the son of Emily L. (Hajek) and
Marvin J. "Blondie" Petersen. His father was a popular barber with a shop
in the downtown business district, where his young son learned to meet
When he was but a young man he lost a leg in an industrial accident,
but his physical handicap did not keep him from becoming an achiever in
He retired as a purchasing agent for Moore Business Forms in Salem,
Oregon, where he had lived for 34 years, and then moved "back home" to
Marion to become active in community affairs.
He was married to Benita Ann Higgs April 20, 1958, at Mulvane. She
died April 1, 1988. Their daughter, Gail Laura Petersen, also preceded
him in death as did his parents.
Survivors include daughters Julie A. Mosbacher of Meeteesee, Wyo.,
and Kristina L. Petersen of Portland, Ore.; sister, Clarice W. Hagen of
Marion; and two grandchildren.
After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, he moved from Marion this
past fall to be near his daughter in Wyoming where he died Dec. 22, 1997.
He was active throughout his life, a member of Phi Sigma Epsilon social
fraternity; Marion Chamber of Commerce, the Chingawassa Days Steering Committee,
and was a Boy Scout leader and member of the Girl Scout council board both
A memorial fund has been established in his name to go toward restoring
the Chingawassa Railroad car in Marion. Contributions may be left at the
Marion City Office.
Private inurnment will follow at Marion Cemetery.
Bill Van Buren
C.W. "Bill" Van Buren, 83, retired Coleman employee, died Dec. 30,
1997, at Wichita.
The son of Roy C. and Goldie (Gould) Van Buren, he was born at Haven
but raised in Marion and attended Marion schools.
Services were held Friday afternoon at Resthaven Mortuary Chapel, Wichita.
Burial was in Resthaven Gardens of Memory.
Survivors include his wife, Mary, son, Michael Van Buren, and daughter,
Karen Unruh all of Wichita; brothers, Don of Denver, Colo., and Bert of
Wichita; sister, Grace Boelman of Tucson, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and
Theodore "Ted" Winter, 86, retired farmer and aircraft employee, died
Dec. 30, 1997, at Marion Manor nursing home in Marion.
Born Aug. 11, 1911, at Shattuck, Okla., he was the son of Fred K. and
Nellie (Weibert) Winter, the eighth of nine children.
The family moved to Marion County in 1921, settling west of Marion.
He farmed in the Marion community until 1954 when he began working
at Cessna Aircraft Co. in Wichita and for Beech at Herington. He worked
in the aircraft industry for 20 years, farming "on the side," during evening
Following his retirement he moved to Hilltop Manor in Marion in 1991.
Survivors include one son, Leroy "Bud" Winter of Newton; two grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.
He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Marion, where services
were held Friday morning with the Rev. Bill Sherfy officiating.
Lois Winter was the vocal soloist and Kathryn Hett the organist.
Casket bearers were Ora Hett, Doug Cusick, Terry Duncan, Richard Pracht,
Gerald Stockdale, and Rich Stevens.
Burial was in Marion Cemetery.
Wayne L. Pritz
Brig. Gen. Wayne L. Pritz, 53, (USAF, ret.) died May 22, 1998, at Quartz
Funeral services were held May 29 at Lancaster, Calif.
A senior level civilian scientist with the Air Force Research Laboratory
rocket facilities at Edwards AFB, Calif., he was a retired brigadier general
in the USAF reserve. He also had been pastor of several churches in Southern
Death followed a prolonged illness.
Professional accomplishments included leadership of the Rocket Propulsion
Division of the laboratory's propulsion directorate. This included all
solid, liquid, and spacecraft propulsion research for the USAF and included
orchestrating the national rocket propulsion research planning.
He was a graduate of Centre High School, a 1967 mechanical engineering
graduate of Kansas State University, received his master's in aerospace
engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1968, master's of divinity
from Talbot Theological Seminary, La Mirada, Calif., in 1977, graduated
from the Air Command and Staff College in 1986, from the National Security
Course at Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fla., in 1990, and from the Army
War College in 1990.
He entered military service in 1969 as a distinguished graduate of
Georgia Tech's ROTC program.
He had been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf, USAF
Commendation Medal, and other military honors.
He was pastor for three years at Sunland Community Church, Sunland,
Calif. Then, he helped found two churches in the Lancaster and Lake Los
A native of the Lost Springs/Lincolnville community, he was the son
of the late Carvin and Dorothy Pritz.
He was married to the former Ann Brinkoeter of Wichita. She survives,
along with their two children, Janel and Amy.
A memorial fund has been established in his name.
Patricia K. Anderson, 49, Hutchinson, died Feb. 14, 1999, at her home.
Born May 5, 1949, at Marion, she was the daughter of John Henry and
Madeline Jane (Mastek) Anderson of the Ramona community. Her father, Jack
Anderson, was postmaster at Ramona prior to moving to Valley Center.
She lived in New York from 1990 to 1995, but moved to Hutchinson in
1979 and resided there at the time of her death.
A graduate of Valley Center High School, she attended Bethany College
at Lindsborg. At the time of her death, she was resident manager for Training
Evaluation Center of Hutchinson, which helps handicapped people.
She was a member of the National Organization for Women, was a participant
of the TLC camp-out, and was a gay and lesbian community supporter and
Survivors include her parents, Jack and Madeline Anderson of Clay Center;
three brothers, Tom Anderson of Wichita, Scott Anderson of Clay Center,
and Terance Anderson of Hutchinson; one sister, Jaclyn Anderson of Wamego;
six nieces; and three nephews.
The body was cremated. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday
in Lewis Cemetery, Ramona.
A memorial fund has been established in her name with the Kansas Department
of Wildlife and Parks.
Leah (Vogel) Carnahan, 81, died Feb. 9, 1999.
Born Sept. 24, 1917, at Durham, she was the daughter of David and Katie
She was married to Roland Vogel in 1938. The couple lived on a farm
two miles northwest of Marion. He died March 13, 1952.
She moved to Marion, with her sons, and began working at Beaston Market
where she served the public well for more than 11 years.
She was married to Wayne Carnahan, a salesman for Ranney Davis Mercantile
Co., Sept. 27, 1959. He died Oct. 22, 1978.
She was known as a hard worker and dedicated person. She especially
enjoyed gardening, fishing, and cooking. Her specialty was making bierocks.
She moved to Hilltop Manor retirement center in Marion in 1995 and
after her health began to fail moved to Marion Manor nursing center.
She also was preceded in death by her parents and by one sister, Lydia
Survivors include two sons, Roland F. Vogel and wife Sonja of Chanute
and Warren L. Vogel and his wife Carol of McPherson; four grandchildren;
and eight great-grandchildren.
She was a member of the Lutheran Church.
Services were held Thursday morning at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion
with Pastor John Ryding officiating.
Organ selections were played by Ruth Jo Penner.
Casket bearers were Harvey Sanders, Douglas Vogel, Stanton Vogel, Frances
Sanders, Debra Finley, and Matthew Vogel.
Burial was in Marion Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established in her name at Our Savior Lutheran
Elmer W. Pankratz, 74, Hillsboro, retired employee of Cooperative Grain
and Supply, died Feb. 12, 1999, after a 16-year battle with non-Hodgkins
Born Sept. 7, 1924, on a farm four miles southwest of Marion, he was
the son of Sam and Helena (Wall) Pankratz.
His mother died when Elmer was 12.
He graduated from Marion High School. On Jan. 19, 1951, he was married
to Lydia Meier of Marion. The couple moved to Hillsboro where he was associated
with his brothers, Harrison and Allen, in the Pankratz Construction and
Dirt Moving Company.
In 1952 he began working for the cooperative and in 1968 began eight
years work with Hillsboro Industries. He then returned to the cooperative
until he retired.
During the years he battled cancer, he was a willing worker and counselor
helping others to battle the disease.
He enjoyed camping and travel, and had visited Alaska.
He was an active member of Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, especially
enjoying the lawns of the church and cemetery.
He also was a volunteer at the EtCetera Shop, for Meals on Wheels,
4-H work, and the Kansas MCC Relief Sale.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by his sister, Luella.
Survivors include his wife, Lydia, of the home; daughter, Linda and
husband Dan Wiese of Eagle River, Alaska; sons, Larry and his wife Janice
of Salina, and Mark of McPherson; five grandchildren; three brothers, Harrison
and Allen of Hillsboro and Roger of Bowling Green, Ky.
Services were held Monday morning at Hillsboro MB Church with Dave
Vocal solos were by Lindsay Wiese and David Nelson. Connee Willis was
the organist and Julie Wigdahl the pianist.
Casket bearers were Jerel Pankratz, Lonnie Thiessen, Wade Pankratz,
David Nelson, Ron Pankratz, and Joshua Wigdahl.
Honorary bearers were Lindsey Wiese, Jeremy Wiese, Joshua Wiese, Bethany
Pankratz, and Natalie Pankratz.
Memorial funds have been established in his name at the church and
with the Hillsboro Senior Center.
Funeral services for Irene Rempel, 86, Inola, Okla., were held Saturday
afternoon at Bethel College Community Church with burial in Haven of Rest
She died Feb. 10 at Claremore Health Center, Claremore, Okla.
Born Feb. 21, 1912, at Hillsboro, she was the daughter of John A. and
Sarah (Quiring) Bartel.
She was married to Leonhard B. Rempel Oct. 21, 1932, at Hillsboro.
He died Oct. 4, 1971.
Survivors include daughters Sylvia Jane Froese of Inola, Okla., and
Dilores Fay Rempel Suderman of Englewood, Colo.; brother, Roland Bartel
of Hillsboro; sisters, Bernice Unruh of Hillsboro and LuEtta LaRoe of Wichita;
three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Edith Lillian Waggoner, 96, died Feb. 2, 1999, at Anthony.
She was the mother of the late Harold Tucker who for many years was
manager of the Tampa Cooperative Elevator. He died in 1976.
She was born Feb. 28, 1902, at Andover.
She was married to Marion T. Tucker. They lived in the Crisfield community
and were the parents of eight children. He died in 1937 and she and the
children continued to live on the farm.
On May 27, 1950, she was married to Walter Hyatt. He died in 1952.
She was married to Orva Waggoner on June 14, 1963. He died in 1965.
Survivors include two sons, Loren of Mohave Valley, Ariz., and Wayne
of Amarillo, Texas; four daughters, Delores Hadsall of Attica, Lorene Scott,
Nellie Robinson, and Jean Downing, all of Anthony; two daughters-in-law,
Shirley Hamm of Hillsboro and Lolita Horney of Lakeside, Fla.; 17 grandchildren;
33 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Services were held Feb. 6 at Elliott Mortuary in Anthony with burial
in Attica Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established in her name with the American
Ernest H. Waner, 72, Florence, died Feb. 14, 1999, at the Veterans
Administration Medical Center in Wichita.
The son of Henry and Leonie (Lalouette) Waner, he was born Dec. 19,
1926, at Wichita.
He was engaged in farming and excavation work and a lifetime resident
of the Florence community.
On Aug. 27, 1955, he was married to Betty Bishoff at Florence. The
couple had three sons and three daughters.
He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus,
and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Catholic
Church in Florence with Father Stephen Gronert officiating. Burial will
be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
The rosary service will be at 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, at Zeiner Funeral
Home in Florence.
A memorial fund has been established in his name with Friends of Maxwell
He was preceded in death by one brother, Alfred.
Survivors include sons Ray and Ronald of Winnemucca, Nev., and Ernest
of Peabody; daughters, Kathy Clausing of Olathe, Julie Peters and Janet
Tremmel of Ulysses; brother, Donald of Florence; sisters, Mary Ann McCallum
of Strong City and Diane Rusk of Wichita; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Anna Marguerite Adler, 72, died Feb. 21, 2000,
following surgery at Seattle, Wash.
Born June 27, 1927, in Catlin Township, Marion
County, she was the youngest child of Dietrich Bergman and Tena (Bagenski)
She grew up and worked in Marion County until
her marriage to Marvin Eugene Hett on Nov. 24, 1945.
Her only daughter, Beverly, was born June
18, 1947, in Virginia while her husband was in the Navy.
Following a divorce, she was married to Robert
Karlowski on April 9, 1949, at Wichita. In 1987 she was married to Vance
Adler in Suquamish, Wash.
While living in Marion she worked at Coons
Restaurant, and later in the aircraft industry at Wichita and Seattle.
She also was in the real estate business in Seattle and New Orleans, and
was one of the first women to manage a McDonald's fast food facility in
She did Red Cross volunteer work and was a
member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Angel Lake Volunteer Fire Department.
She also was a member of Delta Rho chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha.
Her hobbies included square dancing, gardening,
Survivors include her daughter, Beverly (Hett)
Hagemeister; three granddaughters; and two great grandsons; all of Washington
state; one sister, Nettie Rittel of Marion; one brother, George Rempel
of Walnut Creek, Calif.; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents;
three brothers, Abe, Edward, and Duke Rempel; and three sisters, Tena "Lucille"
Olsen, Sarah Nickel, and Dorothy Williams.
Services were held Friday in Seattle and Tuesday
at Valley United Methodist Church in Marion with the Rev. Lance Carrithers
officiating. Burial was in Marion Cemetery.
Memorial contributes may be made to the Special
Hannah Mabel Kruse, 92, died Feb. 21, 2000,
at Salem Home in Hillsboro.
Born July 18, 1907, she was the only child
of the late Jacob and Hannah (Ehrlich) Schlotthauer of rural Marion.
Her mother died when Hannah was an infant,
11 days old, and she was raised by her grandparents.
She attended Dobbs rural school and graduated
from Marion High School in 1926. After attending Tabor College two years
she taught at the Canada grade school.
After graduating from Kansas State Teacher's
College, Emporia, in 1931, she taught high school at Hillsboro for two
years before her marriage to Harvey Kruse on May 28, 1933.
They lived in the Strassburg community northwest
of Marion most of their 55-years married life, eventually moving to a new
home closer to Marion after their home was selected as part of the Marion
She returned to teaching in 1954, at Marion
Elementary School where she was a respected member of the faculty for 13
years. Students who were fortunate to have her as a teacher recall that
she instilled in them a desire to learn and instructed the fundamental
basic of the various subjects. They also developed a lifetime deep respect
She was baptized in 1919 at the age of 12
in the Cottonwood River just south of the old "Rainbow" bridge at the west
side of Marion.
For many years she was active in many areas
of Strassburg Baptist Church, serving as a Bible study teacher, treasurer,
officer of the Women's Missionary Union, and librarian.
She was preceded in death by her parents and
by her husband, Harvey Kruse, who died March 22, 1989.
Survivors include their son, Dwight and his
wife Jerrie Kruse of rural Marion; their grandson Alan and his wife Melissa
Kruse, rural Marion, and their children Lexie and Trevor; granddaughter
Pamela Kruse of Emporia and grandson Jason Kruse, rural Marion; daughter
Patricia and her husband Lowell Socolofsky of Bellevue, Neb.; and their
children, Doug and Gina Wamble, Paul and Johnathan, Colorado Springs, Colo.;
James and Rita Pray, Michael, Jennifer, and Jessica, Des Moines, Iowa,
David and Nancy Socolofsky and Hannah, Humble, Texas, and John and Jennifer
Socolofsky, Zachary, April, and Luke of Mendham, N.J.
Services were held Saturday at Strassburg
Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Mashburn officiating.
Rita Pray played "Near to the Heart of God"
on the oboe.
Lowell Socolofsky gave the welcome and offered
Alan Kruse gave the scripture reading.
Jason Kruse read Psalm 46.
Special music was a solo by Doug Wamble, "Until
Then," and "When We See Christ" by David, John, and Lowell Socolofsky.
Played was a tape, entitled "Blessed Lights
of Home" by Harvey Kruse and Irene Richmond Suderman.
Pallbearers were Alan Kruse, Jason Kruse,
David Socolofky, John Socolofsky, Jon Thole, and Richard Meisinger.
Erma Jacobs Markley
Erma L. (Brandt) Jacobs Markley, 86, formerly
of Ramona, died Feb. 24, 2000, at a nursing home in Topeka.
Born Oct. 5, 1913, at Thomas, Okla., she was
the oldest child and only daughter of the late David and Etta (Herald)
The family moved to the Ramona community,
on a farm, while she was young. She graduated from Ramona High School in
the class of 1932.
She had belonged to Rosebank River Brethren
Church, Ramona, and Nazarene Church of Herington. She was a charter member
of Westside Church of God (Holiness), Topeka.
She was married to Paul O. Jacobs Oct. 6,
1935, at Herington. He died Feb. 1, 1967. She was married to William Markley
on Jan. 9, 1984. He died April 24, 1998.
Survivors include daughters, Patricia Callaway,
Topeka, Charlotte Burgen, Topeka, and Carol Grimm, Monett, Mo.; sons, Robert
Jacobs, Topeka, and Paul David Jacobs, Hutchinson; two brothers, Dean Brandt
of Blackfoot, Idaho, and Eldon Brandt of Wichita; 13 grandchildren; and
Services were held Monday afternoon at Davidson
Funeral Home, Topeka, with the Rev. Donald Callaway officiating. Burial
was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Topeka.
Memorial funds have been established with
the church and with Heart of America Hospice.
Services for Harold Archer Pfalzgraf, 66,
prominent attorney, were held today at Wellington.
His wife, the former Carol Louise Ginavan,
is a native of Marion. They were married Oct. 9, 1953, at Salina.
After enlisting in the 82nd Airborne Division
and serving as a paratrooper, he was discharged in 1955 and enrolled at
McPherson College, graduating with honors in 1959. He then attended Washburn
University, graduating with honors from the law school in 1962.
He became an assistant in the office of Attorney
General Bill Ferguson. In 1963 the family, now with two children, moved
to Wellington and he was elected probate and juvenile judge for Sumner
He established a private law practice in 1971.
His daughter, Linda, joined the practice in 1981 and son, Doug, joined
the firm in 1985.
He practiced until Jan. 14, 2000. He also
was active in community affairs and a multitude of organizations over the
years. He was a leader in the United Methodist congregation at Wellington.
In 1978 he was honored by the legal profession
by being selected as president of the Kansas Bar Foundation.
Survivors include his wife, Carol, of the
home; daughter Linda Pfalzgraf and son-in-law Mark Saffell, Woodstock,
Ga.; son, Doug and daughter-in-law Candace, Wellington; three grandsons;
two brothers; and two sisters.
Memorial funds have been established in his
name at the church and with Wellington Public Library.
Marlys Mae Wasemiller, 78, Hillsboro, died
Feb. 22, 2000, at Hillsboro Community Medical Center's long term care unit.
Born Dec. 19, 1921, at Lehigh, she was the
daughter of Ferd and Caroline (Steinert) Wasemiller.
Survivors include a brother, Lindon Wasemiller
of Lehigh, and a sister, Mariann Schafer of Lincoln, Neb.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church,
Hillsboro, where services were held Friday afternoon with the Rev. John
Ryding officiating. Burial was in Lehigh Township Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established in her
name at the church.