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Hesston Record 10.16

Hesston Record 10.16

Melvin R. Schadler, 78

Posted 10/16/2014

Melvin Reynold Schadler, 78, died Oct. 10, 2014. 

He retired from the U.S. Navy and then retired as a parts manager from an auto dealership in Washington state. 

After retirement, he traveled the country in his RV, eventually settling in Mesa, Ariz,. He was an avid sportsman. 

Survivors include: a son, Melvin (Donna) Schadler, North Newton; daughters Nancy (Dan) Thomas, El Dorado, Melanie Hefton and Rhonda (Arley) Philbrick, Hutchinson, Ronna (Rick) Parks, Pam (Larry) Ekman and Regina (Jerry) Heller, all of Washington state; many grand children and great-grandchildren and wife Bonnie Schadler. 

He was preceeded in death by a son, Michael Lamb, his parents and four sibilings. 

Cremation has taken place. No services will be held. 

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Wilbert Dirks, 86

Posted 10/16/2014

HALSTEAD -  Wilbert C. Dirks, 86, farmer and stockman, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at Via Christi St. Francis Medical Center, Wichita.

He was born Oct. 4, 1928, at Halstead to Carl J. and Mildred Goldie (Smith) Dirks.

He was a lifelong area resident and was a member of Grace Church of God In Christ Mennonite Church Halstead.

On Feb. 5, 1950, he married Claribel Wiggers at Halstead.  She preceded him in death Mar. 15, 2011.

Survivors include sons: Raymond (Charlene) Dirks- Leoti; Franklin (Burnette) Dirks, Halstead; daughters: Margaret (John) Schmidt, Sedgwick; Verna (Philip) Schroeder, Transylvania, LA; sister Pauline (Dean) Becker), Halstead; 15 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Wilferd Dirks; great-granddaughter, Mikayla Dirks and sisters Bertha Wiggers, Angy Dirks and Orlene Koehn.

A visitation was held Oct. 9 at Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead. 

Funeral services were held Oct. 10 at Grace Church of God in Christ Mennonite Church, Halstead, with Ministers Raleigh Koehn, Marlin Unruh, and Dean Becker officiating.

Burial will follow at Halstead Cemetery, Halstead, KS.

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

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