GOESSEL –Walden Duerksen, age 91, passed away July 18, 2019, at Bethesda Home, in Goessel, Kansas. He was born January 21, 1928, at Goessel, Kansas. He was the son of Gustav and Emma (Schmidt) Duerksen.
On October 24, 1950, Walden was united in marriage to Susan Schmidt at the Tabor Mennonite Church.
They made their home near Goessel, where he farmed and worked at Hesston Corporation.
He was preceded in death by sisters: Ruth Linscheid and Olivia Duerksen.
He is survived by his wife Susan of the home, his children: Tamara (Cal) Jost of Hillsboro, Kimberly (Darwin) Funk of Goessel, Londell(LeNora) Duerksen of Goessel, and Russell (Sandra) Duerksen of Hillsboro; a sister Emmalyn (John) Hiebert of Beatrice, NE; 11 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at Tabor Mennonite Church, rural Newton, onWednesday, July 24, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. The Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the church. A Private Burial will be held at the Tabor Mennonite Cemetery. Memorial Funds have been established for Wheat Heritage Engine and Threshing Club or Tabor Mennonite Church in care of Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro, Kansas. Online condolences may be left at www.jostfuneralhome.com.