Shawnee – Irene Eitel, 97, passed away September 28, 2019 at Advent Care Center in Merriam, Kansas. She was born April 10, 1922 to Henry and Minnie (Deckert) Jantzen in Kismet, Kansas. She married Jonas Eitel September 3, 1938 in Abilene. Survivors include: sons, Gary (Juanita) Eitel of Hepler, KS, Vernon (Kathy) Eitel of Shawnee, KS, Milton (Gerry) Eitel of Assaria, KS; daughters, Sandra Kraig-Kraft of Fargo, North Dakota, Betty Minkler of Anthony, Florida; 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. Predeceased by: husband, Jonas Eitel in 1996; brothers, Elmer, Dan and Roy Jantzen; sisters, Thelma Roberts, Edith McCarthy, Bertha Clark; grandchild, Gordon Biesterfeld. Celebration of Life Service 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 4, 2019 at Amos Family Funeral in Shawnee, KS officiated by Pastor Mike Fenton. Family will receive friends from noon until service time at the Funeral Home on Friday. Interment 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Durham Park Cemetery rural Durham, Kansas. Memorials to Chapel Oaks Seventh Day Adventist Church or Vitas Hospice in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, Kansas 67063. Online condolences at www.jostfuneralhome.com
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