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Wilmer Classen

April 18, 1930 — January 12, 2022


Wilmer G. Classen, 91, died Wednesday (January 12, 2022) at the NMC Health in Newton, Ks.

He was born on April 18, 1930 in Wichita, Kansas the son of Henry A. and Sara Dick Classen. Wilmer was raised in Meade, Kansas, graduating in 1949 from Meade Bible Academy.

He attended Tabor College and later graduated from the Kansas City General Hospital Nursing Program where he became a Nurse Anesthetist.

Wilmer and Verna Jean Hiebert were married on March 5, 1954 in McPherson, Kansas. They moved from Kansas City to Newton in 1960.

He went to work in Newton at Bethel Deaconess Hospital as well as Axtell Hospital, later working at the V.A. Hospital in Wichita, retiring in the mid 1990’s.

Wilmer was an active member of Koerner Heights Church of the Mennonite Brethren. He enjoyed drinking coffee with his friends in Newton at Braum’s and McDonald’s. Through the years he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and working in his yard.

Survivors include his wife Verna of the home in Newton; son Michael Classen of Burlington, Ks.; daughters Sharon Schroeder and husband Matthew of Littleton, Colo., and Diane Wingert and husband George of Ottawa, Ks.; brother Allen Classen of Liberal, Ks.; and four grandchildren Jackson Wingert, Claire Wingert, Sarah Schroeder, and Josh Schroeder.

Wilmer is preceded in death by his parents and sisters Arlene Toews, Lovella Dalke, Verna Hamm.

Family interment services will be held at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday (January 15, 2022) at Koerner Heights Church in Newton.

The casket will be open at the funeral home on Friday (Jan. 14th) between 1:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M., where the family will receive friends between 5:00 and 7:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established with the Kitchen Fund of Koerner Heights Church, contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton, Ks.

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