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Ben Goentzel

Ben Goentzel, 90, died Nov. 25, 2008, at Parkside Homes, Hillsboro.

Born May 16, 1918 in Marion, he was the son of Peter and Mary (Goertz) Goentzel.

He was a farmer and a member of Trinity Mennonite Church.

He married Lenora L. Unruh Nov. 7, 1943 in rural Durham. She died in 2007.

Survivors include three sons, Ken and Kathy Goentzel of Harrisonville, Mo., Charles D. and Karen Goentzel and Bob and Marilyn Goentzel, all of Anchorage, Alaska; a sister, Ruth Goentzel of Hillsboro; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Dec. 1 at Trinity Mennonite Church, Hillsboro, Pastor Jeff Wintermote presiding.

Burial preceded services at Peace Valley Cemetery, rural Durham.

A memorial fund has been established with Mennonite Central Committee.

Last modified Dec. 3, 2008