Donald L. Buethe, 89, formerly of Lincolnville, passed away Aug. 7, 2014, at St. Luke Living Center, Marion.
He was born Jan. 16, 1925, near Antelope. He was the son of Herman and Amelia (Frobenius) Buethe. He was a graduate of Lincolnville High School.
On April 3, 1949, he was united in marriage to Peggy J. Link. Their family would grow to include four children. He was a farmer and stockman, and raised laying hens for 35 years.
He was a long-time member of the Centre school board and the Marion County Fair Association board, was a Lincolnville Wide-Awake 4-H Club leader, and was Sunday school superintendent at St. John’s Lutheran Church.
He was preceded in death by his children, Dennis, Edward, and Donita Buethe, and his sister, Wilma Wilcox. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; his daughter, Kim, and her husband, Mark Harms, of Lincolnville; and three grandchildren, Taylor, Cade, and Payton Harms of Lincolnville.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, August 13, 2014) at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Lincolnville, with the Rev. Alan Stahlecker presiding. Inurnment will be in the Lincolnville Cemetery.
Memorial funds have been established for St. John’s Lutheran Church of Lincolnville and the Marion County Fair Association in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St, Marion KS 66861.