Archive for Thursday, January 4, 2007

Yasu A. Gfeller

January 4, 2007

— Memorial services for Yasu A. Gfeller, 79, Huron, were Thursday, Jan. 4, at Lancaster United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Gfeller died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at her home.

She was born Nov. 27, 1927, in Yonezawa Yamagata, Japan, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otozo Watonabe.

Mrs. Gfeller worked as an interpreter for the Americans in a Japanese camp and moved to the United States in April 1954. She moved to Abilene, Kan., and worked as a waitress at the Sunflower Hotel and moved to Huron in September 1970. She became a United States citizen in 1984.

Mrs. Gfeller was a partner with Cedar Ridge Restaurant, Atchison.

She attended Lancaster United Methodist Church, was a member of the Sunshine Club, Huron and Lancaster, was a 4-H Leader for more than 16 years for the Friendly Farmer 4-H Club and Lightning 4-H Club, Lancaster.

She was married Karl D. Gfeller on July 17, 1965, in Abilene. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters; Joan Padgett, Lansing, and Sue Bell, Atchison; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Lancaster United Methodist Church, American Cancer Society or the Atchison County Fair to help 4-H Clubs, sent in care of Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, 800 Kansas Ave., Atchison 66002.

Condolences to the family may be left online at


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