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Myrtle Loy Busenitz, ’56

Myrtle Loy Busenitz, ’56

Posted on 17 December 2015 by editor

7cf468cb-133a-4ddc-ab16-61c95625c285Myrtle Loy Busenitz ’56, age 77, passed away December 16, 2015, at Kidron Bethel of North Newton, surrounded by the love of her family.

She was born October 31, 1938, at Newton, Kansas, the daughter of Milburn and Erma (Klaassen) Harder. On September 16, 1960, she was united in marriage to Eugene M. Busenitz. She was a Registered Nurse, working for 23 years at Axtell Clinic in Newton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene; an infant son, Stanley; and her parents.

She is lovingly survived by her daughters, Terry Rickel of Weatherford, Oklahoma; Kathy Penner and husband, Leon of Wichita; and Yvonne Dakwar and husband, Elias of Crowley, Texas; a son, Brent Busenitz of Newton; her siblings: Elwin Harder of Newton; Sharon Harder of Edinburg, Texas; and Rosie Rothhaar of Burlington, Kentucky; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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Triple Your Gift Today!

Triple Your Gift Today!

Posted on 02 December 2015 by editor


In the giving spirit of Christmas, several friends of Grace University are laying down an unusual matching challenge. It is a triple matching opportunity for pledges and gifts received by December 15.

That’s right. These generous donors are tripling donations up to $200,000. In light of some special needs we have in December and the holiday schedule, I ask you to make your gift or pledge by December 15 to cover payroll and bills coming due during the holidays ahead.

These friends observe that one-to-one matching gift challenges in past years have generated a generous response from Grace University friends and alumni. Their prayer (and ours) is that the triple-match will generate an even greater response.

Please join us in pushing this effort over the top so we can turn $200,000 into $600,000. Perhaps the Lord will move so that by December 15 we would realize even a $1,000,000 total of generous gifts to Grace University.

And may He bless you and those you love with a joyous Christmas as well.

David M. Barnes, Ed.D., President
402.449.2809 |

Mel Friesen, Director of Planned Giving
402.490.4795 |


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