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Daniel Edward Miller, 63

Posted 4/27/2017

Goessel - Daniel Edward Miller, 63, died April 23, 2017, at his home in Hillsboro. He was born April 28, 1953, in Goshen, Indiana, to Melvin and Mary (Detwiler) Miller.

He was the Director of Aviation at Hesston College for 26 years.

On April 14, 1979, he married Jaynette Miller in Hesston. She survives.

Other survivors include: sons, Bryant Miller (Chrystina), Goessel, Vaughn Miller (Caroline), Virginia Beach, Virginia; daughters, Leslie Duerksen (Lyndl), Goessel, Amreitha “Ami” Jeeva (Pradeepan), Bellevue, Washington ; grandchildren, Ezra, Nayana, and Isaiah Duerksen, Obadiah Jeeva; father, Melvin Miller, Goessel; sister, Kathryn Bontrager (Mervin), Shipshewana, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his mother; brothers, Stephen Miller, and an infant brother, David Miller.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 26, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Miller-Ott Funeral Home, Hesston.

Graveside service will be Thursday, April 27, at 11 a.m. at Eastlawn Cemetery, Hesston.

Memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at Hesston Mennonite Church with Pastor Brad Penner presiding.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hesston College Aviation or to the Goessel Mennonite Benevolent Fund both in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 303 S. Main, Goessel, KS 67053.

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Luella Loganbill, 88

Posted 4/27/2017

Luella Loganbill was born Aug. 6, 1928, in McPherson; she died on April 16, 2017, in Moundridge. 

Lu (Zerger) married Varden Loganbill on May 31, 1950.

She was a graduate of Bethel College where she continued to serve as a member of the Women’s Association and the Bethel College Board.  Lu was active in raising her family, serving her church and community and blessing countless people with her genuine and unselfish hospitality. 

Lu’s love of music and art were displayed in many creative ways.  The prolific work of her hands included clothing, quilts, afghans, wall hangings and wheat weavings.  Lu shared her love of music by directing children’s choir, singing in a women’s quartet, and singing in the church choir. 

Lu steadfastly supported her children and grand children, remaining involved and active in their lives. 

Lu is survived by her husband of 67 years, Varden; children, Marcus (Cynthia) Loganbill, Valerie (K. John) Klaassen, Blair (Lisa) Loganbill; siblings and spouses, Reuben Zerger, Benjamin (Joyce) Zerger, Marjean Stucky, Kathleen (Kerm) Wedel, Ted (Vera) Zerger, Carol Jenner (Ed Altman); Elaine Loganbill; Denard (Marguerite) Loganbill; grandchildren Sarah (Jamie), Hannah, Megan (Brad), Daniel (Megan), Christian, Patrick, Genet, Alec, Mia and two great-grandchildren Lincoln and Lawrence.

Memorials have been established with Bethel College and First Mennonite Church of Christian.

A visitation was held April 24, at the Moundridge Funeral Home.

 The memorial service was held April 25, at Eden Mennonite Church, rural Moundridge.

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Richard ‘Rich’ B. Kliewer, 71

Posted 4/27/2017

Richard "Rich" B. Kliewer, 71, passed away expectantly at his home in Hesston on April 13, 2017, after recovering from a long illness.

He was born Dec. 6, 1945, to Herman and Verna Mae (Regier) Kliewer Epp in Aurora, Nebraska.

Richard attended Aurora High School two years as a top and well known athlete in football, basketball and track. He then switched to Henderson High School where he again was a great athlete. In track he broke records that still exist. He was Homecoming King, President of his class and baritone player in the band. He graduated in 1964.

He was a member of the Mennonite Brethren Church in Henderson.

Richard attended Tabor College in Hillsboro three years on a basketball scholarship and quit due to a sports injury. He then moved to Halstead where he worked as a surgical technician for two years at the Halstead Hospital. He worked at Mobile Oil Company and later at Hesston Corporation for 26 years. Due to health problems, he retired at the age of 55.

In the past, he had enjoyed fishing and camping at Marion Reservoir and he received several Distinguished Angler Awards from Kansas Fish and Game Commission. He was a championship bowler at the Halstead Bowling Alley in the 1970's. He loved gardening, classic country music, stamp and coin collecting and was a Nebraska Huskers fan.

He was married to Marcia A. Wilson and had a step-son Blaine A. Thomas. They later parted but in the last few years, Marcia was a caregiver to him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father Adolph Epp and sister Betty Penner.

He is survived by a brother Ardean (Jackie) Kliewer, Minnesota; nieces Sharon Penner and Donna Penner Cabaniss; step-sisters, Sharon Orr and Janet Kliewer; nephew Clinton Kliewer; niece Amy Nelson; great-nieces; a great-nephew and many cousins.

Graveside services are private with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Pastor Dave Froese will preside.

Memorials are suggested to Mennonite Brethren Church in Henderson, Nebraska, and sent in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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