Services for retired farmer and Hesston Corp. worker Walden Duerksen, 91, who died Thursday at Bethesda Home in Goessel, were to have been this morning at Tabor Mennonite Church, rural Newton.
Born Jan. 21, 1928, at Goessel to Gustav and Emma (Schmidt) Duerksen, he married Susan Schmidt on Oct. 24, 1950, at the church.
She survives along with Tamara Jost and Russell Duerksen of Hillsboro and Kimberly Funk and Londell Duerksen of Goessel; sister Emmalyn Hiebert of Beatrice, Nebraska; 11 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Sisters Ruth Linscheid and Olivia Duerksen preceded him in death.
Memorials have been established with Wheat Heritage Engine and Threshing Club and the church.
Last modified July 25, 2019