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Marlyn Kenneth Bontrager, 82

Posted 1/22/2015

Marlyn Kenneth Bongrager, 82, of Hesston, retired Kenworth OTR Driver, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. 

He was born in Kalona, Iowa to Christopher Perry Bontrager and Viola Fern (Hershberger) Bontrager. 

He was a graduate of Kalona High School, Kalona, Iowa. After graduation he served in the U.S. Army and was a Korean War Veteran. 

On June 1, 1974, he married the love of his life, Gladene. 

He is survived by his wife, Gladene Bontrager; children Joni (Stephen) King of St. Louis, Mo. and Brent McElmurry of Santa Fe, N.M.; grandchildren Emily (Jesse) Benedick of Beloit, Matthew King of St. Louis, Mo. and Katherine Williams of St. Louis, Mo.; great-grandchildren Elenora Jane Benedick, Benjamin and Logan Williams; sisters, Helen Miller of Hesston, Kansas and Marjorie Friesen of Newton; many other family and friends. 

He is preceded in death by his parents Chris and Fern Bontrager, sisters, Velma Yoder, Bette Messenger, Clara Belle Schlabaugh and Carolyn Bontrager. 

Were held Jan. 17 at Hesston United Methodist Church. 

Memorials may be designated in his memory to Good Shepherd Hospice, 301 N. Main Ste 300, Newton, Ks 67114. 

Baker Funeral Home, 100 S. Cedar, Valley Center has charge.  Condolences may be left for the family at


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Marie Siebert, 89

Posted 1/22/2015

Marie Siebert, age 89 of Henderson, Neb. died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at Henderson. 

She was born June 14, 1925, to Dietrich and Katherina (Buller) Quiring at rural Henderson, Neb. 

On Oct. 11, 1944, Marie was united in marriage to Arnold Siebert at Henderson.  Marie was a homemaker, but also worked as a cook at the Henderson Hospital.

Marie was a member of Bethesda Mennonite Church, the Gideon’s Auxiliary, and the Women’s Mission Circle.  She also enjoyed singing in the ladies choir, taught Sunday School, volunteered at 10,000 Villages in Seward, Neb., and spent time visiting the elderly people for the church.

She is survived by her son Dennis (Tanya) Siebert of Mountain Lake, Minn.; four daughters: Elaine (Art) Tozier of Hesston, Sandra Tucker of Corbett, Ore., Wanda (Rick) Stauffer of Lincoln, Neb., and Joan (Alan) Entz of Newton; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her brother David (LaVina) Quiring of Henderson, sister Katherine (Marvin) Janzen-Siebert of Henderson, three sisters-in law: Estalean Quiring of Henderson, Estaline Friesen-Quiring of Hillsborough, and Esther Quiring of Henderson; nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers: Dietrich, Henry, Pete, Aaron, her sister Sara, and son-in-law Gary Tucker.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the Siebert Buller Cemetery, Henderson.  Memorial services were held at Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson.  

Memorials may be directed to the Gideon’s Society or to the Bethesda Radio Fund.  

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday with family greeting friends that evening from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the mortuary.

Condolences may be left for the family at  Metz Mortuary, Henderson.

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