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Merle J. Schrag, 82

Posted 10/31/2014

BURRTON – Merle J. Schrag, 82, farmer and stockman, died Saturday Oct. 25 at Halstead Health and Rehabilitation.

He was born March 29, 1932 at Burrton to Paul Andrew  and Alvina Bertha (Krehbiel) Schrag.

He was a member of Burrton Mennonite Church and was a lifetime Burrton-area resident.

On Oct. 22, 1957 he married Marilyn Kay Wall at Halstead; she survives.

Other survivors include daughter: Sheryl (Mark) Buchanan, and grandchildren, Sarah and Grant Buchanan all of Wichita; brothers: Robert (Mary Ann) Schrag, Hutchinson; Paul Schrag, Burrton; and sister: Marlene (Luther) Barton, Hutchinson.

He was preceded in death by sons: Lowell and Lyle; brothers: Harold, Willard and LaVern Schrag; and sisters: Joan Dick and an infant sister.

Committal service is 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at Burrton Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. at Burrton Mennonite Church, with Revs. James Dunn and James Gundy presiding.

Memorials may be given to Mennonite Disaster Services or Neighbors Food Pantry in care of Kaufman Funeral Home.

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