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Martha Duerksen

Martha Lovisa Duerksen, 84, died Jan. 15, 2009, at Parkside Home in Hillsboro.

Born Feb. 7, 1924, in Ingalls, she was the daughter of Peter and Mary (Eitzen) Wiens.

She married Wesley Duerksen Oct. 15, 1943, in Hillsboro. He died in 1997.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include three sons, Ron Duerksen of Lehigh, Pete Duerksen of Lindsborg, and Rodean Duerksen of Newton; a daughter, Jan Franz of Wichita; a sister, Edna Kroeker of California; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services were Saturday afternoon at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, Hillsboro, with Pastor Dave Plett officiating.

Burial preceded the funeral at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery.

Memorial funds have been established with Parkside Home or the church.

Last modified Jan. 21, 2009

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