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Lela Don German

Lela Don German, the only child of Richard (Dick) Kenneth Fox and Evelyn Lucille (Krohn) Fox, was born December 11, 1934 at Concordia, KS and passed away on December 1, 2015 at the age of 80 years, 11 months, and 20 days at the Parkview Haven Nursing Home, Deshler, NE after a valiant fight with cancer.
Lela attended first grade at Wayne, KS and then attended Dillehay School through the 8th grade, later graduating from Agenda High School in 1952.
She then attended Kansas State University receiving a teaching certificate. While attending Kansas State, she met Kenley German in chemistry class in 1952 and they were married on June 6, 1954 and to this union was born: Craig, Deborah, and Randall.
She was involved in teaching at the Dillehay School, teaching all grades and later at Arriba, CO where she taught 3rd and 4th grades. She then worked at various jobs including Hess Oil Company, a census surveyor, Reinke Mfg. and the Deshler Broom Factory. She was the parts manager for Western Sprinklers Irrigation for 16 years at Colby, KS and also was a soil testing surveyor.
Lela was an accomplished artist and also a 4-H Leader.
She was preceded in death by her parents, great grandchild, Evan, and daughter-in-law, Shelley.
Lela is survived by her husband Kenley German of Deshler, NE; children, Craig Allen German of Edgar, NE; Deborah Linn (David) Zucker of Deshler, NE and Randall Lee (Cathy) German of Raymore, MO; 7 grandchildren, 9 great grand children; other relatives and many friends.
Cremation was selected and graveside memorial services will be held at
10:30 AM Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the Zion Cemetery, rural Belleville, KS,
with Pastor Sandra Jellison-Knock, officiating.
Friends may gather at the graveside prior to services to sign the register book.
Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church, Agenda, KS.
Online condolences at
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS is in charge of the arrangements.

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