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November 9, 2017 The Hesston RecordNovember 9, 2017 The Hesston Record 



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Kathleen Foster Friesen, 58

Posted 11/16/2017

Kathleen Foster Friesen of North Newton, died Nov. 12, 2017, surrounded by family in her home.  

Kathleen was born July 27, 1959, in Goshen, Indiana, the first child and only daughter of John F. Murray and Marilyn Stauffer Murray.  

She grew up in Kouts, Indiana and was active in the Hopewell Mennonite Church where her father served as a pastor.  

Following high school Kathleen attended Goshen College.  While attending graduate school in South Bend, Indiana, she met John Foster.  They were married on April 9, 1983, in Kouts, and enjoyed a marriage filled with many moves related to their work.  

Following John Foster’s death in 2002, Kathleen continued working with frequent visits to family in the Hesston area where she eventually met and married Jon Friesen of Hesston.  

Kathleen pursued graduate studies along with her husband and received a Master's Degree in Organizational Development in Organizational Development from Friend’s University.  

Kathleen is remembered by the Murray family, the Foster family and the Friesen family as a kind and loving daughter, sister, and aunt.    

She is survived by her husband, Jon Friesen of the home; stepchildren Blake Friesen of Newton, and Jaecy Friesen of North Newton; her parents, John and Marilyn Murray of Hesston; a brother John and his wife Krista of Hesston and their children John Nathan and his wife Denay, Joel, and Meghana.   

 A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Hesston Mennonite Church with visitation prior to the service from 1 to 3 p.m.  

Interment will be at Eastlawn Cemetery in rural Harvey County. 

Memorial contributions can be made to Menno Clinic India Endowment Fund or Hesston College Aviation and sent through Peterson Funeral Home.