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Della Mae Reusser

September 21, 2019

Della Mae. Reusser 87, died Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Newton Medical Center.  She was born August 1, 1932 in Walton, Kansas to Frank and Olga (Budde) Karter.  On November 18, 1950 she married Dwaine J. Reusser at Newton, Kansas 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 were also 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, Michigan and Sondra and her husband Matt Groene of Winfield, Kansas; two Sons: Bryan and his wife Therese Reusser of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Troy and his wife Sharon Reusser of Wichita, Kansas;  She is also survived by 6 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren.


Della is preceded in death by her parents, Sister Ruth Karter and Grandson Joel Widdel.


Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church in Newton, Kansas with The Reverend Kurt Letcher presiding.  Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday evening at Petersen Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Newton, Kansas.


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



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2 thoughts on “Della Mae Reusser

  1. Our deepest sympathy is with Della’s family. She will be missed. Very nice and thoughtful person. Truly a blessing to have know her.
    From our whole family,
    Brent, Jennifer and Josh, Aubrey, and Jessica Floerke

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