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Hesston Record 11.27



Hesston Record 11.27

Velma Nadine Hartzler, 94

Posted 11/25/2014

Velma Nadine Brunk Hartzler, 94 died on Nov. 21, 2014, at Showalter Villa,  Hesston Kansas.

She was born Dec. 19, 1919, in McPherson County Kansas to Jesse Robert and Sue (Yoder) Brunk and married Clifford Hartzler on March 24, 1940, at her home near Windom.   

They raised their family at Carstairs, Alberta Canada, later moving to Vancouver Island, British Columbia and Hydro Okla. Velma moved to Schowalter Villa in Hesston, Jan., 2007.

Survivors include:  two sons, Curtis Hartzler (wife Ellen) of Calgary, Alberta and Galen Hartzler, Saskatchewan Canada; two daughters, Jerilyn Ediger (husband Bill) of Hesston and Edith N Entz (husband Roger) of Hydro, Okla., 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; Sister-in-laws Mary Jane Brunk, Hutchinson, Ida Slagell, Hydro Okla., Leona Watson, Creston  BC, Canada.

 She was preceded in death by her husband Clifford Hartzler; brothers Willard Brunk and Ivan Brunk; sister Freda Brunk Miller; grandson Stacy Hartzler; step dad Abner Miller; two step brothers Claude Miller and C.Jay Miller; five step-sisters Ruth Eash, Alta Burkholder, Ethel Miller, Odena Hostetler and Mary Hochstedler.

A service was held at Pleasant View Mennonite Church, Hydro Okla., on Wednesday, Nov. 26 with pastors Darwin Hartman and Jeff Selzer officiating.  

Burial followed in Pleasant View Mennonite Church Cemetery.  

Memorials may be given in memory of Velma to Hydro First Responders, Hydro, Okla., in care of Glidden Ediger Funeral Home, McPherson Kansas, 222 W. Euclid, McPherson, Kansas 67460.

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Esther Ruth Franz, 98

Posted 11/25/2014

Esther Ruth Franz, 98, passed away Nov. 19, 2014, at Schowalter Villa, Hesston.  

She and her twin brother John E. were born Dec. 13, 1915, in Hillsboro to Rev. John Janzen and Elizabeth Ediger Franz.  

She was a retired elementary school teacher.  

Survivors include her sister, Margaret Franz Kroeker of Hesston, niece Karen Kroeker of Fairfax, Va., nephews Rev. Calvin (Deanna) Kroeker of Chamberlain, S.D., David (Loretta) Franz of Birmingham, Ala., John Steven (Kyra) Franz of Berryville, Ark., five grandnieces and three grandnephews, two great-grandnieces and two great-grand nephews.   

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Ella Franz, brother Dr. John E. Franz, sister-in-law Helen David Franz, brother-in-law Carl E. Kroeker and nephew Glen Kroeker.   

The family will greet friends from 1 to 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 28.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 28, all at the Schowalter Villa Chapel with Chaplain Wendy Miller and Pastor Amy Nissley Stauffer officiating.  

Burial will follow at Buhler Municipal Cemetery, Buhler. 

Memorials may be sent to the Schowalter Villa Good Samaritan Fund in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, Hesston. 

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Franklin C. Dirks, 58

Posted 11/25/2014

HALSTEAD - Franklin C. Dirks, 58, owner and operator of Northridge Sand, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Newton Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 25, 1955, in Newton to Wilbert Carl and Claribel (Wiggers) Dirks.

He was a member of Sedgwick Mennonite Church and was Moundridge Manor Board Chairman.

On Oct. 15, 1978, he married Burnette Unruh at Abbotsford, British Columbia. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include sons: Byron (Beth) Dirks, Halstead; Darren (Gina) Dirks, Sedgwick; daughters: Denise (Arnie) Zimmerman, Lime Springs, Iowa; Carrie (Ryan) Koehn, Middleton, Mich.; Christiana Dirks, of the home; Brother: Raymond (Charlene) Dirks, Leoti; sisters: Margaret (John) Schmidt, Sedgwick; Verna (Philip) Schroeder, Transylvania, Penn.; and ten grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by  his parents and a brother Wilferd.

Visitation with the family was held Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Grace Mennonite Church, Halstead.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, also at Grace Mennonite Church, Halstead, with Ministers Dean Becker and Conrad Seiler presiding.

Burial will follow at Halstead Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Moundridge Manor in care of Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.

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