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Hilda E. Zerfas

Hilda E. Zerfas Hilda Edna Zerfas, age 97, of Manhattan, died Thursday September 21, 2017 at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan.

She was born on April 9, 1920 in Trego County, Kansas, the daughter of David and Eva (Dietz) Meisner. She grew up in Trego County and attended schools in the area and graduated from high school in 1938.

On January 11, 1942 in Ellis, Kansas she was united in marriage to Harold Zerfas. He preceded her in death in 1991.

Her passion was quilting and her life goal was making a quilt for everyone in her family. She spent many hours to make quilts for her grandchildren and she loved every minute of it. Her family was so important to Hilda, especially the grandchildren. Hilda enjoyed cooking for her family and always tried to make a good German dish for them. She also enjoyed playing cards, especially pinochle.

Hilda was a member of the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Manhattan. She was a member of the LWML and taught Sunday school for many years.

In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her brother and six sisters.

She is survived by her children: Jennifer Lindsey, of Colby, David Zerfas (Kim), of Manhattan, and Tom Zerfas (Juanita), of Hays; and also her 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

The family will greet friends during a visitation from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. Sunday September 24, 2017 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday September 25, 2017 at the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 330 Sunset Avenue, in Manhattan, with Pastor Michael J. Schmidt officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday September 25, 2017 in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Ellis, Kansas.

Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Zerfas are suggested to the Meadowlark Hills Good Samaritan Fund. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at

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