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November 20th, 2019

levi classenLevi I. Classen, 87, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal.

He was born March 11, 1932 to Peter L. and Katherine Isaac Classen in Meade County.

He married Lorena Hamm June 12, l954. She survives.

He graduated from Meade Bible Academy in 1950 and attended Grace Bible Institute in Omaha, Neb. for one year.

He worked for Earl Williamson Construction for many years and then formed Levi Classen Construction which he operated for 30 years. He was well known for his excellent craftsmanship in building cabinets and remodeling.

He was an active member of First Southern Baptist Church, where he served in many different capacities including building and grounds, AWANA, and serving as a Deacon.

Survivors also include sons Steve (Pat) Classen, and Gary (Kris) Classen; brother, Clarence Classen (Debbie); sisters: Agnes Shertz (Wayne), Dora Ehman (Paul), Alvera Thiessen (Wilmer), and Evelyn Fischer (Ron); grandchildren: Zac (Jessica) Classen, Shandon (Valerie) Classen, Kaden Classen, and Katie Classen; great-grandchildren, Addie Classen and Josiah Classen. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Henry, Ed, Pete, Jake, Harold; and sisters, Elizabeth Loewen and Linda Goossen.

• Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 at First Southern Baptist Church in Liberal with Dr. Jack Jacob presiding. 

Burial will follow at the Liberal City Cemetery. 

Friends may call from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, with the family present to greet friend from 6 to 7 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to Samaritan's Purse or Voice of the Martyrs in care of Miller Mortuary PO Box 826 Liberal, KS 67905-0826

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