For the Week of February 23 - February 29, 2020

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DAVID KLASSEN

Funeral services for David Klassen, age 73 of Seminole, Texas will be held Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Sommerfeld Mennonite Church with Pastor John Schroeder officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home. 

Mr. Klassen was born in Mexico on May 22, 1946 to Anna (Rempel) and Henry Klassen. He married Margareta (Rempel) in Mexico on July 9, 1972. He was a devout Christian. Mr. Klassen enjoyed farming, history, politics, and studying the bible. He loved his family dearly. 

David Klassen passed away at his residence February 22, 2020. He is preceded in death by his father, one son, one brother, and three sisters. He is survived by his wife, Margareta Klassen of Seminole, Texas; four sons, Michael Klassen and wife Mary, Frank Klassen, Peter Klassen, Bob Klassen, and one daughter, Annie Bartsch and husband Peter, all of Seminole, Texas; his mother, Anna Klassen of Andrews, Texas; two brothers, Jake Klassen and wife Nancy of Seminole, Texas, and Henry Klassen and wife Anna of Mexico; five sisters, Helen Neufeld, Nancy Peters and husband Frank, Susie Dyck and husband Peter, Tina Sawatzky, and Margaret Reimer and husband Peter, all of Seminole, Texas;and five grandchildren.  

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GUADALUPE PEREZ

Guadalupe Perez, age 68 of Seagraves, Texas passed away on February 23, 2020 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and one sister. A memorial will be held at a later date. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mr. Perez was born January 25, 1952 in Littlefield, Texas to Julia (Acosta) and Pantaleon Perez. He worked as a farmer. Guadalupe was a hard working man and in his spare time he enjoyed fishing, gardening, dancing, barbequing and being around his family; he was also a devoted Dallas Cowboys fan. 

Guadalupe Perez is survived by his common-law wife, Maria Salazar (Perez) of Seagraves, Texas; two sons, Joe Perez and Chris Perez all both Seagraves, Texas; one daughter, Crystal Perez of Lubbock, Texas; one brother, Eddie Perez of Seagraves, Texas, and one sister, Martina Perez of Lubbock, Texas.

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JANELLE SULLIVAN

Funeral services for Norene Janelle Sullivan, age 89 of Seminole, Texas will be held Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.at West Side Church of Christ with Ray Young officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. Visitation at Boyer Funeral Home will be Friday, February 28, 2020 from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the West Side Church of Christ Building Fund. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mrs. Sullivan was born in Wink, Texas on October 10, 1930. She married Glen Roy Sullivan on April 14, 1964 at the home of James and Mary Jo Kennedy (her parents). She was a member of the Church of Christ for 75 years. Janelle worked as a librarian in the public schools for 36 years. She served on the Seminole ISD School Board for many years and had over 50 years of service in public education. As she was proud to say, she was the oldest school board member in the state of Texas. Janelle passed away at the Decatur Memorial Lodge in Decatur, Texas where she had lived the last six weeks of her life. 

Janelle Sullivan is survived by her children, Connie Fowler and husband Curtis, Jana Gillispie and husband Bob, Gayla Parker and husband Gary, Glen Moore and wife Yvonne, and stepson Larry Sullivan and wife Theresa. All of Janelle’s children are graduates of Seminole High School. Her legacy also includes grandchildren, Paul, Chris, Penny, Jamie, Michael, Matthew, Katie, Zac, Mercer, Katrina, Kelly Scott, and Nelda, as well as 15 great-grandchildren. Additional survivors include one brother, Weldon; three sisters, Sandra Herod and spouse Bill, Martha Nored and spouse Lynn, and Mary Eckert and spouse Miles; one brother-in-law, Al Taylor; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her precious husband, Glen; parents, James and Mary Jo Kennedy; one brother, James Lloyd Kennedy; and two sisters, Marjorie Campbell and Glenda Taylor.

May God keep her in His loving arms. 

For the Week of February 16 - February 22, 2020

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REYNALDO CASTILLO

  

Reynaldo Castillo, age 66 of Brownfield, Texas passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Brownfield Regional Medical Center in Brownfield. A memorial will be held at a later date. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole, Texas.

Mr. Castillo was born July 3, 1953 in Taft, Texas to Leonore (Martinez) and Ramon Castillo. He married Edna Sears in Monroe, Georgia. He was known for always telling jokes and enjoyed western movies and music.

Reynaldo is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Edna Castillo, two brothers, and two sisters. He is survived by one son, Rogelio Castillo of Lubbock, Texas; two brothers, Rudy Castillo and wife Goldie of Virginia, and Ernest Castillo and wife Julia of Lubbock, Texas;and three sisters, Matilda DeLeon, Dora DeLeon and husband Roger, and Juanita Muro and husband Tony, all of Seminole, Texas.

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CALVIN PARTAIN

Beloved Baptist pastor, Calvin Truett Partain, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2020 in Yelm, Washington held by family, and lifted by the love and prayers of many family and friends from a distance. Calvin grew up in Seminole, Texas, where played on the high school championship football team in 1946. He married his high school sweetheart, Marion Francis White at First Baptist Church in Seminole on July 14, 1950. His life of pastoring and other Southern Baptist ministry began at age 17 and continued into his eighties in Texas, New Mexico, and many places around the world.  For more information, please take a look at his online obituary at: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/tumwater-wa/calvin-partain-9046400.

Partain was preceded in death by his son, Walter, and granddaughter, Michele. He is survived by his wife and ministry partner of 69 years, Marion. Two of his children survive him: son, David, and his wife, Marlyn; daughter, Paula and her husband, Jeff; ten grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A graveside gathering will be held Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Gaines County Memorial Cemetery in Seminole, Texas. All services in Seminole are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Baptist Children’s Home of Portales, New Mexico. 

For the Week of February 9 - February 15, 2020

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RAMON ALMAGER, SR.

Funeral Mass for Ramon Almager, Sr. age 71 of Seagraves, Texas will be celebrated Monday, February 17, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Seminole, Texas with Most Rev. Robert M. Coerver, Bishop of the Diocese of Lubbock officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. Rosary will be held Sunday, February 16, 2020 at St. James Catholic Church from 6 to 7 p.m. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.

Mr. Almager was born August 23, 1948 in Artesia, New Mexico to Adelaida H. (DeHoyos) and Pedro G. Almager. He graduated from Seminole High School in 1968. He went on to further his education at Ranger College and then transferred to Sul Ross State University where he graduated with a degree in Spanish in 1972. He married Nordela Ortega Ramos on September 3, 1967 in Seminole, Texas. Ramon enjoyed football, baseball, track, elk hunting, snow skiing, construction, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He taught Spanish, Health, and English at Seminole ISD for three years and at Seagraves ISD for 25 years; he also taught his students how to play the game of chess. He always told his children, grandchildren, nephews, nieces and students the importance of education and to be people of good moral character. He was ordained as a deacon through the Catholic Diocese of Lubbock in 1996. He served for 20 years in Seminole and Seagraves parishes. 

Ramon Almager, Sr. passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Lynnwood Nursing Home and Rehab Center in Levelland, Texas. Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 52 years, Nordela O. Ramos Almager; his son Ramon R. Almager, Jr. and wife Mandi Coker Almager of San Antonio, Texas; his daughters, Coloma M. Almager Cox and husband Michael of Pflugerville, Texas, Dulcinea Almager and husband Andrew P. Garza of Lubbock, Texas, and Laleinah Almager and fiancé Nathan A. VanDenburgh of Denver City, Texas; one sister, Genoveva (Eva) Almager Ambriz and husband Joe of Seminole, Texas; two brothers, Adam Almager, Sr. and wife Jane of Seminole, Texas, and Reynaldo Almager of Marble Falls, Texas; two sisters-in-law, Maria S. Almager of Midland, Texas (wife of late brother Pedro Almager, Jr.) and Elodia G. Almager of Hondo, New Mexico (wife of late brother Jose Angel Almager); 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; one great-uncle, Refugio Almager and wife Emma of Goliad, Texas; and many cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Pedro Sr. and Adelaida Almaguer, and older brothers, Pedro Almager, Jr. and Jose Angel Almager. 

For the Week of February 2 - February 8, 2020

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BONIFACIO ESPINO, SR.

Funeral Mass for Bonifacio Espino, Sr. of Seminole, Texas will be celebrated Monday, February 10, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Father Jose De Dios Gonzalez officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. Rosary will be held Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 6 to 7 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home. 

Mr. Espino was born in Monclava, Mexico on June 5, 1932 to Guadalupe (Zavala) and Isaac Espino. He married Cleotilde Garcia in Andrews, Texas on March 21, 1986. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church and was a construction worker for many years. Bonifacio loved spending time with his family and being around animals, especially dogs; he was a good father, grandfather, and a great provider for his family and had a very strong Christian faith. 

Bonifacio Espino, Sr. passed away Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Seminole Memorial Hospital in Seminole, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Manuela Jimenez; his second wife, Cleotilde Garcia; two sons, and two brothers. He is survived by four sons, Porfirio Espino and wife Lupe of Seminole, Texas, Martin Espino and wife Rosa of Sunray, Texas, Bonifacio Espino Jr. and wife Estela, and Manuel Espino and wife Gregoria, both of Mexico; four daughters, Carmela Espino and Aida Espino and husband Efrain, both of Mexico, Guadalupe Espino and husband Francisco of Sunray, Texas, and Silvia Saldana of Seminole, Texas; two brothers Jose Angel Espino and wife Bernada and Celestino Espino, both of Seminole, Texas; one sister Maria Grado of Seminole, Texas; 28 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.  

For the Week of January 26 - February 1, 2020

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MARIA CARDOZA

Memorial services for Maria Cardoza, age 91 of Seminole, Texas will be celebrated Monday, February 3, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Boyer Funeral Home with Dennis Durffee Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cardoza was born February 3, 1928 in Alamo, Texas to Adela (Alaniz) and Simon Cardoza. She was a Catholic and worked as a farm laborer. She enjoyed listening to music and being around her family.

Maria Cardoza passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020 at her home in Seminole, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and one sister. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and one very special niece Jane Vela and her daughters Samantha Villarreal and Kimberly Doss. 

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LORENZO RANGEL, JR.

Funeral Mass for Lorenzo Rangel, Jr., age 62 of Midland, Texas will be celebrated Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Father Jose De Dios Gonzalez officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home. Rosary will be held Thursday, January 30, 2020 at St. James Catholic Church from 7 to 8 p.m.

Mr. Rangel was born November 23, 1957 in Lubbock, Texas to Luisa (Rocha) and Lorenzo Rangel. He married Del Hernandez on July 11, 2011 in Ruidoso, New Mexico. He graduated from Wayland Baptist College with a bachelor’s degree in management, and retired as a Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force after serving for 21 years. He was a member the Sweetwater Jaycees and enjoyed playing golf, woodworking, and grilling outdoors.

Lorenzo Rangel, Jr. passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas. He is preceded in death by two brothers, Roy Rangel, Sr. and Joe Rangel. He is survived by his wife, Del Rangel of Midland, Texas; one son, Ruben Rangel and wife Meike of Austin, Texas; one daughter, Gloria Rangel of Odessa, Texas; one stepson, Daniel Ray Wright of Lubbock, Texas; one stepdaughter, Monica Wright of Midland, Texas; his parents, Luisa and Lorenzo Rangel, Sr. of Roscoe, Texas; two brothers, Johnny Rangel of Snyder, Texas, and Gilbert Rangel and wife April of Monahans, Texas; three sisters, Mary Ayres and husband Bill of Abilene, Texas, Yolanda Davila and husband Coco of Seagraves, Texas, and Linda Rangel of Roscoe, Texas.

For the Week of January 19 - January 25, 2020

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MARIA FEHR

Funeral services for Maria Fehr, age 65 of Seminole, Texas will be held Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Sommerfeld Mennonite Church with Pastor John Schroeder officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mrs. Fehr was born in Mexico October 23, 1954 to Helena (Voth) and Jacob Friesen. She married Cornelio Fehr in Mexico on October 7, 1973. She was a member of Sommerfeld Mennonite Church and a homemaker. She enjoyed working outdoors, listening to music, and family gatherings.

Maria Fehr passed away at Seminole Memorial Hospital January 19, 2020. She is preceded in death by her father, Jacob Friesen, one daughter, Helena Fehr, and one sister, Eva Fehr. She is survived by her husband Cornelio Fehr of Seminole, Texas; three sons, Cornelius Fehr and wife Bertha, Jacob Fehr and wife Betty, and Tony Fehr and wife Elma, all of Mexico; five daughters, Susie Wiebe and husband Ed of Seminole, Anna Penner and husband Martin of Seminole, Martha Harder and husband Jacob of Canada, Esther Voth and husband Elven of Mexico, and Maria Fehr and husband John of Seminole; her mother, Helena Friesen of Mexico; nine brothers, John Friesen and wife Eva, Peter Friesen and wife Eva, Jacob Friesen and wife Anna, Willy Friesen and wife Tina, Diedrich Friesen and wife Lena, and Frank Friesen and wife Lisa, all of Mexico, Ben Friesen and wife Sara of Canada, Abram Friesen and wife Betty of Seminole, and Henry Friesen and wife Martha of Seminole; three sisters, Helena Dueck and husband Toby of Seminole,  Tina Loewen and husband Henry of Mexico, and Martha Stoesz and husband John of Canada; and 43 grandchildren.

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ELIZABETH KLASSEN

Funeral services for Elizabeth Klassen, age 62 of Seminole, Texas will be held Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Sommerfeld Mennonite Church with Pastor John Schroeder officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mrs. Klassen was born May 11, 1957 in Mexico to Katharina (Hiebert) and Johan Guenter. She married Johan Klassen in Mexico on July 6, 1980. She was a member of Sommerfeld Mennonite Church and a homemaker. Elizabeth enjoyed singing, sewing and animals.

Elizabeth Klassen passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and one sister. She is survived by her husband, Johan Klassen of Seminole, Texas; three sons, Bernhard Klassen and wife Margaret of Kansas, and Cornelius Klassen and wife Tina, and Henry Klassen and wife Mary, both of Seminole; two daughters, Tina Fehr and husband Abe, and Liliana Wiebe and husband Jacob, both of Seminole; two brothers, Peter Guenter and Maria of Mexico, and John Guenter and wife Margaret of Canada; thirteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

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REFUGIO GARCIA, JR.

Funeral Mass for Refugio Garcia, Jr. will be celebrated Monday, January 27, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Father Jose De Dios Gonzalez officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. Rosary will be held Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 7 to 8 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mr. Garcia was born in Mexico October 29, 1935 to Manuela (Lara) and Refugio Garcia, Sr. He married Maria De La Luz in Mexico on March 20, 1956. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church and a farmer. Refugio loved horses and was a horse jockey; he also enjoyed dancing and was a very funny man.

Refugio Garcia, Jr. passed away Friday, January 24, 2020 at Deering Nursing Home and Rehab Center in Odessa, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Maria Garcia, in 2005; one son, Jorge Garcia; one brother, five sisters, and one grandson. He is survived by two sons, Samuel Garcia and wife Juana, and Refugio Garcia III and wife Reyna, both of Seminole, Texas; seven daughters, Gracia Garcia and husband Ramiro Orozco of Mexico, Ramona Garcia of Seminole, Elida Garcia of Andrews, Texas, Adelina Florez and husband Daniel of Seminole, Elizabeth Garcia and husband Roberto Tellez of Odessa, Texas, Socorro Contreras and husband Refugio of Seminole, Texas, and Judy Mendoza of Seminole, Texas; one brother, Abel Garcia and wife Aurora of Las Cruces, New Mexico; one sister, Alba Sanchez of Las Cruces, New Mexico; 36 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

For the Week of January 5 - January 11, 2020

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ALLAN MINTER

Funeral services for Allan Wade Minter, age 56 of Seminole, Texas will be held Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at First United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jeremy Pitkin officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mr. Minter was born in Brownfield, Texas on February 28, 1963 to Novella Joe (Brown) and Jack Laverne Minter. Allan and Jackie Lynn Wheeler were roller skating buddies as children; years later they were married in Lovington, New Mexico on February 14, 2017. Allan worked for Tessco in Andrews, Texas for many years, prior to that he worked as an electrician for the State of Texas, building many prisons and malls. Allan loved his family dearly and always had a great sense or humor; he was a great little brother. He enjoyed grilling outside, watching the Dallas Cowboys and was known for spoiling his grandchildren; he served as a dad to all the kids. He was a very proud man who was set in his ways and was always very protective of his family. 

Allan Minter passed away at his home in Seminole Saturday, January 4, 2020. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Jackie Minter of Seminole; two daughters, Carly French and spouse Teri of Seminole, and Cara Ramirez and husband Jacob of Andrews, Texas; one brother, Billy Minter and wife Lori of Denver City, Texas; two sisters, Donna Bell and husband Bruce of Baird, Texas, and Rita Lightfoot and husband Jerry of Denver City, Texas; four grandchildren, Landon Knight, Conner Taylor, Noah Ramirez, and Emerie Ramirez.

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ADAM KLASSEN

Funeral services for Adam Klassen, age 22 of Seminole, Texas will be held Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Old Colony Mennonite Church with Pastor Cornelius Fehr officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Adam Klassen was born April 7, 1997 in Brownfield, Texas to Susie (Giesbrecht) and Henry Klassen. He married Eva Ham on February 4, 2018 in Seminole. He was a member of the Old Colony Mennonite Church; he worked in construction and also as a private school teacher. Adam always wanted to make a difference in people’s lives by teaching about Jesus; he wanted everyone he met to know the Lord, and never felt he was doing enough to teach God’s word. He had a goal to always do more. Before Adam had to have surgery, he said “God loves us so much that he lets hard times come so that he can reach us, and show us we need him.” Adam believed you are never too young to do God’s work and his family is rejoicing, knowing he is in his heavenly home.

Adam Klassen passed away Friday, January 3, 2020 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Eva Klassen of Seminole, Texas; two sons, Andreas Klassen and Micha Klassen, both of Seminole; his parents, Henry and Susie Klassen of Seminole; two brothers, Timothy Klassen and Nathan Klassen, both of Seminole; one sister, Katie Ham and husband Frank of Seminole; one nephew, Caleb Ham of Seminole; paternal grandparents, Cornelius and Maria Klassen and maternal grandparents, David and Sara Giesbrecht, all of Seminole.

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MICHELLE RUBIO

Funeral services for Michelle Rubio, age 47 of Plains, Texas will be held Monday, January 13, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Templo Bautista Church with Pastor Ruben Ramirez officiating. Burial will follow at Yoakum County Cemetery in Plains, Texas. All services are under the direction of Boyer Memorial Chapel of Denver City, Texas in association with Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole, Texas.

Mrs. Rubio was born October 22, 1972 in Brownfield, Texas to Margie (Flores) and Ray Garza. She married Marty Rubio in Plains, Texas on May 25, 1992. She worked as an account specialist for Western Finance and was a Baptist. Michelle enjoyed dancing, playing bingo, camping and being outdoors.  She had a great sense of humor, made friends easily and enjoyed making people laugh. Her grandchildren were the love of her life.

Michelle Rubio passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020 at BSA Hospital in Amarillo, Texas. She is preceded in death by her grandparents. She is survived by her husband, Marty Rubio of Plains; two daughters, CamiShay Almager and husband Anthony, and Chloe Rubio, both of Plains; her parents, Ray and Margie Garza of Plains; three brothers, Carlos Torres of Ohio, and Robert Torres and Michael Garza, both of Plains; two sisters, Denise Torres of Brownfield, Texas, and Amy Morales and husband Basilio of Plains; and three grandchildren, BriʹElla Rubio, Melanie Almager, and Eleanor Almager.  

For the Week of December 30, 2019 - January 4, 2020

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WILL HARDER

Funeral services for Wilhelm “Will” Harder, age 38 of Seminole, Texas will be held Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Community Church with Pastor Dave Klassen officiating and Frank Loewen assisting. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mr. Harder was born March 8, 1981 in Mexico to Sara (Fehr) and Cornelius Harder. Will was a member of Community Church and worked in construction; he enjoyed working on houses. Will loved being around his family and friends; he always had a smile and a hug for everyone. He never met a stranger.

Will Harder passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Seminole Memorial Hospital. He is preceded in death by his grandparents. He is survived by his wife Susie Froese of Seminole, Texas; two daughters, Bailee and Rylee Harder both of the home; his parents, Cornelius and Sara Harder of Seminole, Texas; seven brothers, Corny Harder of Seminole, Ben Harder of Iowa, Henry Harder and wife Vanessa of Iowa, Jake Harder and wife Daniell of Iowa, John Harder and wife Mandy of Iowa, Peter Harder and wife Kassi of Iowa, and David Harder of Iowa; three sisters, Martha Smith and husband Nick, Anna Azurdia and husband Edwin, and Tina Garcia and husband Pablo, all of Iowa. 

For the Week of December 22 - December 29, 2019

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HILDA PENNER

Funeral services for Hilda Penner, age 45 of Seminole, Texas were held Friday, December 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Old Colony Mennonite Church with Pastor William Giesbrecht officiating. Burial followed at Gaines County Cemetery. All services were under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mrs. Penner was born in Mexico July 18, 1974 to Anna (Fehr) and Ben Martens. She married Henry Penner in Seminole on June 23, 1991. She was a member of the Old Colony Mennonite Church and a homemaker.

Hilda Penner passed away December 24, 2019 at her home in Seminole. She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Henry Penner of Seminole; one son, Frank Penner; one daughter, Mary Ann Penner; her stepmother, Elizabeth Martens; one sister, Elma Knelsen and husband Jake; and one grandchild, all of Seminole, Texas.