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Mercelus Chester Biesenthal, 84, of rural Wheaton, died Saturday at Wamego Health Center. He was a life-long resident of the area.

The family provided some of the following information.

Mercelus was born June 2, 1929, on the family farm, south of Wheaton. He was the son of August and Ida Marten Biesenthal. He attended Fox grade school, Lutheran Parochial School until eighth grade, and graduated from Westmoreland Rural High School in 1947. Mercelus then proudly served his country in the United States Army, stationed in Korea during the Korean

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