OBITUARY: Della Mae Reusser

Della Mae Reusser, 87, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at Newton Medical Center. She was born Aug. 1, 1932, in Walton to Frank and Olga (Budde) Karter. On Nov. 18, 1950, she married Dwaine J. Reusser at Newton, and he survives of the home.

Della was a lifelong member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Newton, where she served the church in many capacities thorough the years. While Della and Dwaine were raising their children, she was a stay-at-home wife and mother. After their children were graduated from school, Della started working at the Dillon’s pharmacy. She continued her work with Dillon’s for 17 years prior to her retirement. She and her husband made many friends as they enjoyed traveling together. They also were accomplished square dancers with the Circle 8 club and looked forward to area dances.

The greatest joy in Della’s life was that of wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She looked forward to quality time with her loving family and many friends.

She is survived by her husband Dwaine of the home; two daughters, Vickie Widdel of Sturgis, Mich., and Sondra and her husband Matt Groene of Winfield; two sons, Bryan and his wife Therese Reusser of Tulsa, Okla., and Troy and his wife Sharon Reusser of Wichita; six grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Della was preceded in death by her parents, sister Ruth Karter and grandson Joel Widdel.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m.,Thursday, Sept. 26, at Zion Lutheran Church in Newton with the Rev. Kurt Letcher presiding. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Newton.

Memorials are suggested to Zion Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.

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