Obituary

Victor Goering

North Newton -- Victor R. Goering, 95, passed away August 23, 2016, in North Newton, KS. He was born November 22, 1920, in McPherson County, KS, to Jacob J. and Lydia Zerger Goering, the oldest of seven children. He married Elizabeth Claassen on June 11, 1943, and they recently celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary.

He was a lifelong member of Eden Mennonite Church of rural Moundridge. He graduated from Moundridge High School and Bethel College, and later received his Master’s Degree from Emporia State University. He was a retired farmer and educator.

He served in the Civilian Public Service and was also one of the ‘seagoing cowboys’ serving on a ship that transported horses to Greece after World War II. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking.

Vic is survived by his wife Elizabeth, son Steven (Stein) and wife Barbara Duerksen of Richland Center, Wisconsin; daughter Rachelle Goering of Petaluma, California; daughter Deb Teitelbaum and husband Howard of Scottsdale, Arizona; son Terence (TR) and wife Kit of Newton, Kansas; 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; sisters Melva Wiebe, Anna Belle Schmucker; and brothers Gilbert, Orville, and Stanley.

He was preceded in death by his sister Violet Wildeboor.

Visitation with the family will be from 6:30-8:00 Friday, September 2nd, at the Menno Hall Chapel in Kidron Bethel Village, 3001 Ivy Drive, North Newton.

Memorial service will take place at Eden Mennonite Church in rural Moundridge at 11:00 on Saturday, September 3rd.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial to Mennonite Disaster Service. Moundridge Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Loder

Marquette -- Robert Loder, 86, Marquette, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Christians Funeral Home, Lindsborg is handling arrangements.

Donna Unruh

McPherson -- Donna R. Unruh, 72, of McPherson, passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at Pine Village, Moundridge.  

Funeral arrangements are pending with Stockham Family Funeral Home.

David Allen

Hillsboro -- David Lee Allen, 49, of Hillsboro, Kansas, passed away at 9:32 a.m., Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 peacefully, at St. Lukes Living Center, Marion.

David was born in Lawrence, Kansas on March 30, 1967, a son of Kathleen Ruth (Kirk) Allen and Larry Alvin Allen.

David attended Soderstrom Elementary School, Lindsborg, Kansas; Park School and Junior High in  McPherson and graduated from McPherson High School in 1985. He then attended Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas and Hutchinson Junior College, Hutchinson, Kansas.

He was a member of Harmony Christian Church McPherson, Kansas.

David worked for Poncho's Mexican Restaurant as a manager, was a salesman and delivered for Troyer's Bakery in Galva, Kansas; was Owner and operator of Sound Investment Inc. and was a Mobile Disc Jockey and limousine driver.

David enjoyed singing with his family, Bethany Football games, and his daughter Grace.

David was united in marriage to Tammie D. Stone on July 9, 1994 at the First United Methodist Church, McPherson, Kansas.

He is survived by the apple of his eye, his daughter, Grace K. Allen, of Abilene, Kansas; his brother, James Allen, of New York, New York; a niece, Arianna Allen, of Bentonville, Arkansas; a very special caregiver, Peggi Wilson and her husband Jim, of Marion, Kansas; other relatives and a host of friends.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Larry A. Allen and Kathleen Allen Mueller and a brother Steven Allen.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, August 29, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. at Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home, McPherson.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, Kansas.

Memorial service will be held at Harmony Christian Church, McPherson, Kansas, at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 with Pastor Bob Park officiating.

Family request donations to Grace Allen Education Fund and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas.

Irene Thiessen

Inman -- Irene R. Thiessen, 92, died August 23, 2016 at Pleasant View Home, Inman.

She was born November 4, 1923 in McPherson County, the daughter of Cornelius C. and Anna Schmidt Sperling.

A homemaker, she was a lifetime member of Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church. On May 7, 1944, she married Paul Thiessen in Inman. He died February 28, 2013.

Survivors include 3 sons: Paul S. (Diane) Thiessen, Inman; Ed L. Thiessen, Hesston; and John L. (Janet) Thiessen, Inman; a daughter, Anne (Terry) Mosher, Grapevine, TX; sister-in-law, Vernabelle Sperling, Inman; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Stephanie Thiessen; daughter-in-law, Jill Thiessen; two sisters; and two brothers.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Buhler Mortuary.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 29, 2016 at Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church, Inman. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church or Pleasant View Home, both in care of the funeral home.

Wes Berg

Windom -- Wesley (Wes) Berg, 57, of Windom, Kansas, passed away at 6:25 a.m., Thursday, August 18th, 2016 peacefully, at Hospice House, Hutchinson, Kansas.

Wes was born in McPherson, Kansas on June 10, 1959, a son of Bonnie Beth (Brown) and Charles Andrew Berg.

Wes attended Windom grade school and graduated from Little River High School, Little River, Kansas in 1977. He then attended Hutchinson Community Junior College, Hutchinson, Kansas.

He was a member of Andover Lutheran Church Windom, Kansas.

Wes was a farmer and cattleman and he enjoyed his life on the farm. He also worked at W-R Mill of Windom for several years.

Wes enjoyed farming, working his cattle, fishing and hunting and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his siblings, Kyle Berg and his wife Jill, of Hutchinson, Kansas, Karen Humiston and her husband Jeff, of Hutchinson, Kansas, and Kathy Berg, of Hutchinson, Kansas; his nieces and nephews, Andrew Berg, Whitney Berg, Chad Janette and his wife Brandy, Casey Pierce and her husband Stephan, and Matthew Janette; his great-nieces and nephews, Ellie Janette, Lexi Janette, Ty Janette, Troy Pierce, Abigail Pierce, and Peyton Pierce; other relatives and a host of friends.

Wes was preceded in death by his parents, Bonnie and Charles Berg and a sister Linda K. Barnhart.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, August 22, 2016 at Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas 67460.

Graveside service and burial of cremains will be held at Andover Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Windom, Kansas, at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 with Reverend J. Elizabeth Liggett officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Andover Lutheran Church or Hospice and Homecare of Reno County and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.

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