John K. Habiger (1948-2017)

John K. Habiger, 69, of Bushton, Kan., passed away Oct. 29, 2017, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington, Kan.

John was born in Great Bend, Kan., on Sept. 6, 1948, the son of Paul and Anna (Heinz) Habiger. He was a graduate of Holy Name and Bushton High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Fort Hays State University in 1970.

John served his country as a United States Peace Corp Volunteer in the Kurdistan Providence of Iran. He was an Agricultural Agent and traveled in parts of Turkey and Afghanistan. Back in Bushton, he was an agent with Federal Crop Insurance Corp. He was also the Postmaster Relief in Bushton.

He was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church and a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

John was preceded in death by his father, Paul Habiger May 15, 1983, and his partner of 26 years, Mary Mickel, Jan. 2, 2017.

John is survived by his mother, Anna (Heinz) Habiger, Bushton; sister, Roberta Habiger and her partner John, St. George, S.C.; three brothers of Bushton, Virgil Habiger and his wife Geri, Raymond Habiger and his wife Roxanna, and James Habiger and his wife Sharon.

John has donated his body to the University of Kansas School of Medicine and will then be cremated, per his request. Funeral services are pending and will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Holy Name Cemetery Fund, Bushton, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 146, Hoisington, Kan. 67544.

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