Vernon W. Friesen, 85, died Sunday at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro. He was born Aug. 9, 1928, to Jesse and Lydia (Wiens) Friesen at Ingalls.
He is survived by his wife, Rachel Friesen of Hillsboro; two sons, Terryl of Arlington, Texas, and Donnel of Lenexa; two daughters, Sarita Blosser of Goessel and Jody Heizelman of Lindsborg; three brothers, Orval of Freemont, Calif., Norman of Shafter, Calif, and Andy of Wichita; a sister, Arlene Dahl of Maple Grove, Minn.; and 10 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Alfred; and one sister, Rosalie Klassen.
A celebration of life service is scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church.
Memorial funds have been established with Mexican Mission Ministries and Holt Adoption Agency.